ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’S DASCHA POLANCO HONORED WITH HER OWN DAY IN NEW YORK CITY

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One time for the Curvy Chicks! It has been one hell of a week in Chunky Chickz World but I’m glad we can end the week on a good note!

Dascha Polanco of #OITNB fame was honored with her very own day in New York City on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Aug. 8th has officially been declared “Dascha Polanco Day.” On Tuesday Mayor Bill de Blasio honored the actress during Dominican Heritage Night, he presented her with a proclamation dedicated to her philanthropic impact on the Dominican community, her groundbreaking career as a Hollywood star, and for opening a theater program with The Dream Project in her native Dominican Republic.

Dascha took to Instagram to share her excitement, with a video clip from the ceremony and a caption that read.

“Today was an honor to have the Mayor of NYC & the First Lady celebrate my culture. It was a moment to embrace, they honored me today with a proclamation that today 8/8/2017 is DASCHA POLANCO DAY in the City of NY. I’m proud to be a Dominican raised in Brooklyn. #selflovery #ismellgood

 

That is MAJOR! Congrats!!!

– Empress ❤

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BLACK JOY: SOLANGE GIVES STELLAR PERFORMANCE AT “FYF FEST”

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Solange made her way to the FYF Fest’ to deliver her third album ‘A Seat the Table’ live.

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Get your life below…

 

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One of my favorites right here!

 

– Empress ❤

THAT’S MY SONG! CHILDISH GAMBINO’S “REDBONE” GOES DOUBLE PLATINUM

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Dedicated to my Honey Bun ❤

Back to the topic at hand. I tend to get off topic every now and then… Can we say swoon?! Cause that’s exactly what this song does for me. The single from Childish Gambino’s  Awaken My Love! project has reached double-platinum status.

Well Alright Donald Glover! I’ve been a fan since before you released 3005 a.k.a. another banger! RIAA released the announcements for platinum and gold acts. In addition to the single’s success, the album also reached gold status by selling over 500,000 copies.

Glover is also nominated for an Emmy for Best Comedy  & Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his series Atlanta (which I love) see I told you I was a fan. He also received nominations in the category “Best Writing for a Comedy Series” for Donald and his brother Stephen for the episodes “B.A.N.,” (Donald) and “Streets on Lock” (Stephen).

The brother is winning! Kudos to him, and please don’t retire from music the game needs you!

– Empress ❤

QUOTE: “… someone might have killed the dreamer but that person hadn’t killed the dream…” – Dorothy Height

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King!!!

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“… someone might have killed the dreamer but that person hadn’t killed the dream…” – Dorothy Height

 

– Empress ❤

MONDAY MOTIVATION: “YOU CAN TURN IT AROUND” – JOAN RIVERS <3

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Here’s a snippet of Joan Rivers acceptance speech at the 1990 Daytime Emmy Awards. She had been fired, her husband committed suicide, she went bankrupt, she was blacklisted from every show, and no one believed in her…  Proof that anyone can come back from a so called failure.

“You can turn it around.” – Joan Rivers

 

– Empress