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Executive Producer Louis Arriola Shares His Road to Success

Telecommunications executive, Louis Arriola is the man behind brokering global deals in telecommunications that has set him apart in the Hollywood industry. With his drive and diligence he has now moved his talents to starting his own production company and becoming an executive producer in TV and film. His first film, Will to Love (2015) created much success starring Keisha Knight Pulliam, Marques Houston, and Draya Michelle and following the next film, Weekend with the Family (2016) starring Karrueche Tran and Marques Houston which premiered in select AMC Movie Theatres last April and on TV One this past summer. Arriola is a go-getter for what…

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The Bad Boy Reunion Tour From a 90’s Baby

When you think of a Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, you probably think the whole arena will be filled with people about 35 years old and older reminiscing their early 20’s and jamming with their spouse remembering the “old days.” That is true but I, a 21-year-old was definitely in the building swaying singing just about every song to the top of my lungs. I went to the show in Houston at the Toyota Center and it was the best show ever. Growing up as a 90’s baby, hearing the sultry voices of Faith Evans to 112 and the real…

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2Fly Releases His ‘Level Up’ Project Hosted By Don Cannon

2Fly is always breaking down barriers and making a name for himself in the music industry. He has released his most recent project, Level Up on Spinrilla in which 2Fly calls “the 2Fly Sound”with the famous Don Cannon hosting the tape. 2Fly has consistently been putting out projects at a pace unlike any other artist and is already on to the next. “I’m working on another project titled “Preheat 2″ I’m already 8 songs in … I’m really excited for this one it’s a banger.” Check out 2Fly’s Level Up and follow him on Twitter for more updates. @Official2Fly    

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LISTEN: Tink Releases Winter’s Diary 4

Tink released her mixtape Winter’s Diary 4 at midnight, which she tweeted is her “most honest work.” The Winter’s Diary series has been going on since 2012 and has kept her loyal fans around year after year. Though we are still waiting on her debut album, the Winter’s Diary collection never disappoints. I want everyone to FEEL "Winter's Diary 4" .. My most honest work ever. 8/25 @mymixtapez #THERAPY — TINK (@Official_Tink) August 23, 2016  

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Southside With You Movie Review (NO SPOILERS!)

The Downtown Tea had the pleasure to view a private screening of Southside With You during the National Association of Black Journalists conference before it’s release date and it’s definitely a movie that will have you glued to your seat. This film needs to be on your to watch list during it’s debut week. The viewing was followed by a panel discussion with the the two star actors and the director. Southside With You is a film that takes you on a visual ride from beginning to end on the Obama’s first date. Taking place during the summer of 1989 in Chicago,…

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