Hello hello hello!

Happy Valentines Day :) 
Hope to see you here!

Presented by L’Afropolitan PR and Influplexity, we welcome you to indulge in an evening of
fun, mingling and thrilling speed dating! 
We have happy hour specials on deck, a fabulous hosting duo, and the best of D.C singles
ready to meet that special someone.
Not interested in dating?
Well come anyway to network with us,  enjoy a friday night in DC, and treat yourself to our happy hour specials!
RSVP: INLAEVENTS@GMAIL.COM
$5 Donations at the door. Proceeds benefit The Rebecca Project For Human Rights (www.rebeccaproject.org)
Tweet & Greet us
@missnoce @modelisque

Hello hello hello!

Happy Valentines Day :) 

Hope to see you here!

Presented by L’Afropolitan PR and Influplexity, we welcome you to indulge in an evening of

fun, mingling and thrilling speed dating! 

We have happy hour specials on deck, a fabulous hosting duo, and the best of D.C singles

ready to meet that special someone.

Not interested in dating?

Well come anyway to network with us,  enjoy a friday night in DC, and treat yourself to our happy hour specials!

RSVP: INLAEVENTS@GMAIL.COM

$5 Donations at the door. Proceeds benefit The Rebecca Project For Human Rights (www.rebeccaproject.org)

Tweet & Greet us

@missnoce @modelisque

Celebrate My Birthday With Me :) 

This year I am celebrating my birthday by raising funds towards a scholarship for a college bound senior. 

Please submit donations by clicking the donate button at the top of the page. No amount is too small.

College bound seniors of Cardozo High School will submit their 2 page essay on this topic.

"Identify a problem in the black community,determine the root of this issue and create a solution"

I am looking forward to reading these essays, and will post the award reciepent’s essay up :)

Thank you thank you thank you!! 

// New Year, New Day, New Dawn//

Hello Hello Hello:)

It’s been about a month since I last posted, and I haven’t been here since 2011!

So first things first,Happy New Year! I hope this year started of as exciting, lowkey ratchet, and as ambitious as it did for me. 

2012 has already brought several changes. First, I’m completely done with my Howard University academic career, so I am no longer walking the halls of the School of Communications, confined to my Cap Comm office and certainly not lounging on the yard. *tear*. I don’t miss it, except when I drive past campus and then it hits me. It’s especially weird because the sole reason I moved to Washington, D.C was for Howard University, so its like what’s next?I’ve been in school my whole life, and now I’m not. Now I’m not going to lie, and act as if I have not been waiting for this spectacular moment of not being in a love/hate relationship with my textbooks, and professors, but I do feel a bit confused about life now. 

Anyway, I say all that to say , I’m excited, I’m at a great place and I am ready to take on what 2012 may bring. I decided to stay in D.C, instead of moving to LA or NY as I originally planned. So bring it on world!

I got hired as the Policy and Communication Associate for The Rebecca Project of Human Rights. It’s been such a wonderful experience already because my heart has always been fond of non profit work. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It brings me great joy to utilize my public relations expertise for social advocacy and grassroots campaign! Lets make a change! 

I’m also building L’Afropolitan PR and we’re going up up up! Looking for interns, and building up my team. I’m hosting monthly networking events for young professionals in DC so stay tuned for that.

On a lighter note, I’ve been staying true and faithful to my Zumba classes, enjoying all the events and restaurant weeks DC has to offer,volunteering however,whenever and wherever I can and taking a stab at falling in love in DC. 

oh and BTW. I dyed my hair black. & I’m thinking about getting my nose pierced. I got a new apartment by myself and a new car named Nina!  Big thangs poppin’ ;)

Oh and I’m looking to make new friends. 

So yep, that’s pretty much it. Living my 20’s in DC :)

 





UNDER30CEO COMES TO DC




 L’Afropolitan & Under30CEO DC Chapter presents: Dear DC, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? #LOUDTweetUp 
  The DMV Kick Off to 2012 speed networking social for the ‘under 30’ entrepreneurs! 




 






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The purpose of the event is to bring together a mixed bag of high achievers and big dreamers across cultures and disciplines interested in taking the next steps to advance their businesses, visions and expand their network in 2012 and beyond. Sweetening the deal, we’re inviting some of the area’s favorite cupcake creators who will showcase their best-baked holidays treats in a “Best of DC” cupcake bake-off challenge. Guests are encouraged to indulge in these delicious delectables and vote for their favorite.
 
Special Guest speakers, writer of award winning Blog ,Very Smart Brothas, and book ‘Your Degree Won’t Keep You Warm at Night’, Panama Jackson and CNN featured HR Pro, author of Never Miss the Mark: Career search strategies ,Joey Price will be sharing “What DC Has Taught Me” development tips for the ‘20 somethings’. This event will also showcase ‘The Best of DC’ entrepreneurs specializing in non-profit, photography, desserts and fashion design, in addition to a special performance by SOULAR POW!ER Music. 
 

UNDER30CEO COMES TO DC
 L’Afropolitan & Under30CEO DC Chapter presents: Dear DC, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? #LOUDTweetUp 
  The DMV Kick Off to 2012 speed networking social for the ‘under 30’ entrepreneurs! 
 
 
The purpose of the event is to bring together a mixed bag of high achievers and big dreamers across cultures and disciplines interested in taking the next steps to advance their businesses, visions and expand their network in 2012 and beyond. Sweetening the deal, we’re inviting some of the area’s favorite cupcake creators who will showcase their best-baked holidays treats in a “Best of DC” cupcake bake-off challenge. Guests are encouraged to indulge in these delicious delectables and vote for their favorite.
 
Special Guest speakers, writer of award winning Blog ,Very Smart Brothas, and book ‘Your Degree Won’t Keep You Warm at Night’, Panama Jackson and CNN featured HR Pro, author of Never Miss the Mark: Career search strategies ,Joey Price will be sharing “What DC Has Taught Me” development tips for the ‘20 somethings’. This event will also showcase ‘The Best of DC’ entrepreneurs specializing in non-profit, photography, desserts and fashion design, in addition to a special performance by SOULAR POW!ER Music. 
 

ATTN:

Be sure to come out to the DMV’s Tweet UP I’m hosting TONIGHT at Tabaq Bistro from 7 to 9pm:) Free Admission & happy hour specials! Come network with the DMV’s, NY’s & Philly’s most influential bloggers, your social media friends, enjoy some showcases with designers, photographers and make up artists and a special launch of the network GuiltyPleaseHer :) !

Ladies, Gentlemen  & the young professionals of the DMV.

See you tonight in the nations capital! x0x0 

 

Quality Interactions Increase Your Network that Increases Your Net Worth ;)

Be A MOVER & SHAKER, & A FORWARD THINKER


More InfoCalling All …..Fashion Bloggers! Photography Bloggers! Food Bloggers! Mommy Bloggers! Political Bloggers! DC Bloggers! Entertainment Bloggers! Natural Hair Bloggers! Sex and Love Bloggers! Welcome to your PLAYGROUND.The DMV Bloggers Affair : #TWEETUPNovember 17th 2011. 7pm to 9pm.What is a Tweet Up? “A tweetup is an event where people who Twitter come together to meet in person. Normally we connect with our friends online after we have met them. At a tweetup you meet the people you might only otherwise know virtually. Like finally putting a name to a face, a tweetup is a great opportunity to really connect with the people in your network and share just a little more than 140 characters at a time.”Lets Celebrate the art and love of blogging with fellow DMV Bloggers. Network. Mix. and Mingle! Not to mention we’re featuring Kendra Handy’s new bloggers network:) and celebrating women in the DMV who have the most fabulous blogs andawarding them for their service and creativity through bloggership.Free Admission. Happy Hour Specials. & Special Treats ;) You don’t want to miss a L’Afropolitan Event.For more information: email simona@lafropolitan.com

More InfoCalling All …..
Fashion Bloggers! Photography Bloggers! Food Bloggers! Mommy Bloggers! Political Bloggers! DC Bloggers! Entertainment Bloggers! Natural Hair Bloggers! Sex and Love Bloggers! Welcome to your PLAYGROUND.
The DMV Bloggers Affair : #TWEETUP
November 17th 2011. 7pm to 9pm.

What is a Tweet Up? “A tweetup is an event where people who Twitter come together to meet in person. Normally we connect with our friends online after we have met them. At a tweetup you meet the people you might only otherwise know virtually. Like finally putting a name to a face, a tweetup is a great opportunity to really connect with the people in your network and share just a little more than 140 characters at a time.”

Lets Celebrate the art and love of blogging with fellow DMV Bloggers. Network. Mix. and Mingle! Not to mention we’re featuring Kendra Handy’s new bloggers network:) and celebrating women in the DMV who have the most fabulous blogs andawarding them for their service and creativity through bloggership.

Free Admission. Happy Hour Specials. & Special Treats ;) You don’t want to miss a L’Afropolitan Event.
For more information: email simona@lafropolitan.com
Laugh At My Pain!! One word - HILARIOUS!
So I had the priviledge of leading Kevin Hart’s HBCU Social Media Campaign for this movie. This is because I work with the SorensonMcQueen group as the junior publicist, so I get to work on cool projects like these. 
Anyway it was fun fun! I got HBCU movers & shakers involved to spread the word. It was tons of fun. I got HBCUBuzz, Jae Murphy, The Kappas and WHBC Howard University Radio. We had LAMP Packs which included posters and DVD’s. Those left our hands quickly ;) We used Twitter to push our campaign and I must say it was very successful.
So if you haven’t already. Go check it out!! You will NOT be disappointed. 

Laugh At My Pain!! One word - HILARIOUS!

So I had the priviledge of leading Kevin Hart’s HBCU Social Media Campaign for this movie. This is because I work with the SorensonMcQueen group as the junior publicist, so I get to work on cool projects like these. 

Anyway it was fun fun! I got HBCU movers & shakers involved to spread the word. It was tons of fun. I got HBCUBuzz, Jae Murphy, The Kappas and WHBC Howard University Radio. We had LAMP Packs which included posters and DVD’s. Those left our hands quickly ;) We used Twitter to push our campaign and I must say it was very successful.

So if you haven’t already. Go check it out!! You will NOT be disappointed. 

Mooz-Lum the Movie by Qasim Basir. My very first screening at Howard University!! So you can imagine how excited I was. 
Now due to delayed booking and such, I had only two days to promote this event, which really upset me because I definitely didn’t think this event should go unheard of, not because I planned it, but because I really wanted my family at Howard to watch and reflect on an amazing movie.
Well needless to say, my event that started at 7:30 was packed by7:20 ;) .. That’s what happens when a publicist throws on an event. I have my ways to get it on & rocking!! The screening room was packed, and when I say packed I mean, “excuse me don’t want to step on your head” packed. People sat on the floor, stood by the door and stood outside the room just to be around that atmosphere.
My co-host, Dr. Gregory Carr, of Howard University was phenomenal. I think he was more excited than I was. ;) ! 
The event started off with an introduction by me of myself and why I was presenting this movie. Then I had Ray Baker of WHUR Media and also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity say some opening remarks to lock in our audience attention and to set the tone for the event. Directly after, we began our screening. The reactions on the audience’s faces were priceless. You could hear and see, laughter, sighs of relief, angry facial expressions, gasps all in one room. 
As soon as the movie ended, I brought our guest star, writer and director of the film Qasim Basir. It was humbling for us all, and the students were so excited. He took us on a ride of his past experiences in his life, advice about black movies, and the making of Mooz-Lum the Movie . He inspired many people in the room, and not just the aspiring film makers, but every student, to be bold about their passions and “stick with it”. It was certainly a treat for Howard University, and a treat for myself as well! I always enjoy moments with Qasim. Quite a charming and funny man.
 
We ended with some question and answers, and a gift from myself, and from his fraternity brothers of the Alpha Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. I think Qasim really felt loved at that point. Of course Dr. Carr had to add “remember you’re always home when you’re here”
The most memorable moment for me, when a young lady said to Qasim ” I watched an interview you did months ago,and I said oh my god I really really hope to meet him one day - and now here you are”
That meant the world to me, because somehow,someway I was able to make something happen for a young lady who found this moment so necessary in her life. 
I believe in pushing a positive vision. Always.

Mooz-Lum the Movie by Qasim Basir. My very first screening at Howard University!! So you can imagine how excited I was. 

Now due to delayed booking and such, I had only two days to promote this event, which really upset me because I definitely didn’t think this event should go unheard of, not because I planned it, but because I really wanted my family at Howard to watch and reflect on an amazing movie.

Well needless to say, my event that started at 7:30 was packed by7:20 ;) .. That’s what happens when a publicist throws on an event. I have my ways to get it on & rocking!! The screening room was packed, and when I say packed I mean, “excuse me don’t want to step on your head” packed. People sat on the floor, stood by the door and stood outside the room just to be around that atmosphere.

My co-host, Dr. Gregory Carr, of Howard University was phenomenal. I think he was more excited than I was. ;) ! 

The event started off with an introduction by me of myself and why I was presenting this movie. Then I had Ray Baker of WHUR Media and also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity say some opening remarks to lock in our audience attention and to set the tone for the event. Directly after, we began our screening. The reactions on the audience’s faces were priceless. You could hear and see, laughter, sighs of relief, angry facial expressions, gasps all in one room. 

As soon as the movie ended, I brought our guest star, writer and director of the film Qasim Basir. It was humbling for us all, and the students were so excited. He took us on a ride of his past experiences in his life, advice about black movies, and the making of Mooz-Lum the Movie . He inspired many people in the room, and not just the aspiring film makers, but every student, to be bold about their passions and “stick with it”. It was certainly a treat for Howard University, and a treat for myself as well! I always enjoy moments with Qasim. Quite a charming and funny man.

 

We ended with some question and answers, and a gift from myself, and from his fraternity brothers of the Alpha Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. I think Qasim really felt loved at that point. Of course Dr. Carr had to add “remember you’re always home when you’re here”

The most memorable moment for me, when a young lady said to Qasim ” I watched an interview you did months ago,and I said oh my god I really really hope to meet him one day - and now here you are”

That meant the world to me, because somehow,someway I was able to make something happen for a young lady who found this moment so necessary in her life. 

I believe in pushing a positive vision. Always.

On a lovely Sunday, I took some time out to spend with my family by checking out the MLK Memorial.

The feeling was overwhelming. Watching hundreds of people, old and young, stare in amazement brought tears to my eyes. This moment meant something different for each person.

How does this make YOU feel?

The World According To Me In My 20's