{EVENT RECAP} #TheBigPinkBrunch Benefiting The Tigerlily Foundation

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#TheBigPinkBrunch Event Recap 

Photo By: Adrian McQueen

Over the weekend Candice Nicole Public Relations + Tommie Collins Events hosted #TheBigPinkBrunch in College Park, MD at Big Play Sports Grill. The brunch was in support of Breast Cancer awareness month with proceeds being given to the Tigerlily Foundation which is based in the DC Metro area. 

Sounds were provided by DJ MIM and Sports Zone Elite was on site giving away 'Save My Tatas' tees and also provided a raffle where tickets were $1 with ALL proceeds going towards the Tigerlily Foundation. Three winners were chosen throughout the duration of #TheBigPinkBrunch and all received a $25 gift card to Sports Zone Elite. 

Thank you to everyone who attended #TheBigPinkBrunch and donated to the Tigerlily Foundation and also a big thank you to the partners DJ MIM, Fit Fathers, Sports Zone EliteRise And Sweat, The Womanly Curve, Healthy Hue & Thr3e Rules.

A very special THANK YOU to Big Play Sports Grill and their staff for being so gracious Saturday afternoon and allowing #ThePinkBigBrunch to happen!

For more information on breast cancer awareness, please visit www.tigerlilyfoundation.org and follow them on Twitter @TigerlilyCares.

DJ MIM & Sports Zone Elite Marketing Denya
Brunch Attendee Renee with TC & Candice Nicole

Automotive Rhythms Was Out to Support #TheBigPinkBrunch
The Popular  Cap N' French Toast

Owner of Big Play Sports Grill Dre & Son Ari
The Winners of #TheBigPinkBrunch Raffle! Each received $25 gift card to Sports Zone Elite

Ladies Night Out in DC! | 10.24.13 | Celebrating BASHES Event Planning

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ATTN Ladies in the DC Metro Area!

BASHES Event Planning is having their first BASHES Ladies Night Out Empowerment Mixer and you're invited! It will take place Thursday, Oct 24th at Project 4 Gallery from 6-10 PM.

My Special Gift to YOU is that if you're interested in attending, you will receive $15 OFF your ticket at check out by using PROMO Code: CANDICENICOLE.

Tickets can be purchased at: http://bashes.ticketleap.com/bashes/

{You're Invited} Week 4 of #ScandalWatchDC | Hosted by LiL SoSo Productions

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After an amazing kick-off party, we return for another episode of the hit show Scandal. Join us each and every week (Through December) in real life and on Twitter as we follow the trials and tribulations of scandal fixer Olivia Pope and her baudy band of gladiators. 
**Venue change** Please note we will be a new venue this week: CAUSE-The Philanthropub

This Thursday, October 24th Scandal Watch DC is 
hosted by:
Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi of LiL SoSo Productions 

with special guests Angenella Fleming and Leticia Thomas from
Organic Fusion Media.
This week's pre-Scandal Watch topic: The impact of social media on nightlife and tips on how to improve your reach.
*Please Note* featured guests and presentations begin promptly at 9:45 PM. At 10 PM, we tuck in for Scandal!
Can't make the event? Join the fun on Twitter using hashtags: #ScandalWatchDC #ScandalDC  #DCFixers

Scandal Watch DC is produced by LiL SoSo Productions

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{RECAP} '12 Years A Slave' Screening in Washington, DC | Sparks Debate with Host Roland Martin

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Photo Credit: Fritz

Last night in the Nation's Capitol, Roland MartinMarcus CantyLiquid Soul Media Fox Searchlight presented the Washington, DC screening of '12 Years A Slave'. 

The screening was attended by some of the top tastemakers such as: Roland MartinMarcus CantyAnwan "Big G" Glover (who is also in the movie), DeAngelo Redman (MTV's "Making The Band"), NFL Player Visanthe Shiancoe, former NFL Play Derrick Dockery, Grammy Nominated Singer Wayna Caroline Jhingory (Author of "Half My Size"/Featured in PEOPLE Mag, Dr. Oz, GMA), Lauren Wilson (Creator of Color COMM Network),  Adrienne Winston (ABC7 News), Quincy Jones (Lifestyle Fashion Tastemaker), DeAngelo Redman (MTV's Making the Band), Bobette Gillete (BET Networks), Risikat Okedeyi(Owner of Lil SoSo Productions), Micha Woods (The Howard Theater), DJ Heat (Producer of WPGC Morning Show), Monique Davis-Cary (Atlantic Records), Jermon Williams (Owner of Broccoli City & Works on The Hill), Meka Mathis (Owner of Spa Beauty Lounge), Marcus Washington (Former Washington Redskins) & Mikey Staxx (Clothing Designer/ Owner of Staxx & Associates) just to name a fewAlso attending were Community Leaders, Politicos, Howard University students + more!

After the film was over, Roland Martin and Marcus Canty both took to the front of the theater to begin a discussion about the film. There definitely were many debates happening with individuals sharing their thoughts on the film, how it will open up new doors to slavery and proving that the film will definitely spark some heavy dialogue in the next coming weeks, months and most likely years. 

Photo Credit: Fritz

'12 Years A Slave' will be released in Select cities FRIDAY, OCT 18th. Movie Trailer is below.

{You're Invited} #ScandalWatchDC Week 3! Hosted by SoulBounce.com at Jin Lounge!

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This week Kimberly leads a short discussion on the music of  Scandal (past seasons in general and the music that's been featured so far this season more specifically) and the making of SoulBounce's own A SCANDALOUS mixtape.
special guests include the SB mixiologist DJ Harvey Dent and Soul Bounce Contributing Editor Terryn Hall 
*Please Note* featured guests and presentations begin promptly at 9:45 PM. At 10 PM, we tuck in for Scandal!
Can't make the event? Join the fun on Twitter using hashtags: #ScandalWatchDC #ScandalDC  #DCFixers


ScandalWatch Kim SoulBounce from BeauxArt Media on Vimeo.

Scandal Watch DC is produced by LiL SoSo Productions

{You're Invited} #TheBigPinkBrunch 10.19.13 in MD | In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Candice Nicole Public Relations + Tommie Collins Events Presents:

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and owner of Candice Nicole Public Relations has an Aunt that is a survivor and just found out earlier October that a family friend has just been diagnosed. Candice thought it would be nice to have a brunch to create awareness to all individuals and she is also very happy to be collaborating on this brunch with her partner Tommie Collins as they both share the same passion for community events + creating spaces where individuals can mix & mingle. (Candice & Tommie are creators of the Red Room Brunch Series). 

Brunch will be held Sat, Oct 19th from 11 AM-3 PM at Big Play Sports Grill located in College Park, MD and DJ MIM will provide the sounds. 


Official Hashtag: #TheBigPinkBrunch

The proceeds will benefit the Tigerlily Foundation which is based in the DC Metro area. For more information, visit: www.tigerlilyfoundation.org.  

Thank you to #TheBigPinkBrunch Partners:
 Rise And Sweat, Thr3e Rules, Fit Fathers, DJ MIM, Healthy Hue, The Womanly Curve & to Big Play Sports Grill


NEW #ScandalWatchDC PRomo Video! Featuring @CandiceNicolePR & @FashionCitizen

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ScandalWatchDC Week 2 from BeauxArt Media on Vimeo.

10.10.13 at Jin Lounge!
RSVP: https://scandalwatchdclive.eventbrite.com

Styled by: Ethnicity Designs

Jewelry By: Mdurvwa Collection

Makeup: Mo Gregory Artistry

[You're Invited] For my STYLE Folks! #ScandalWatchDC Ep. 2 Viewing | Hosted by Candice Nicole PR

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{You're Invited}

#ScandalWatchDC | 10.10.13
Jin Lounge
2017 14th St NW | WDC

Special Guest: Fashion Citizen
DJ Set: DJ Stylus

Boutique PR firm Candice Nicole PR will host the Episode 2 #ScandalWatchDC party Oct 10th! Her special guest will be fashion blogger Fashion Citizen and the topic of discussion will be the men's fashion in Scandal. With so much emphasis on the women's fashion, the team behind #ScandalWatchDC thought it would be nice to highlight the men's fashion (especially Gladiator Harrison, in which much of the team is a fan of!)

The evening will feature three LIVE models from The Roe Agency styled byChristopher Schafer Clothiers and Fashion Citizen will provide the commentary for the evening on the styling. 

Full Menu will be available and the #ScandalWatchDC dessert bar will be providing the yummy treats for the evening! *Please Note* The presentation of the models and discussion on men's fashion will begin promptly at 9:35 PM. At 10 PM, it will be Scandal time!

If you're a media outlet interested in covering the Episode 2 viewing, please contact Candice Nicole via email: Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com


"Orange is the New Black" Actress Laverne Cox Attends Interactive #ScandalWatchDC #OrangeIsTheNewBlack

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Good Afternoon!

Just a brief recap of the #ScandalWatchDC event that took place last night that I'd like to share! The official event recap will be issued within 72 hours.

Last night LiL SoSo Productions presented an interactive "Scandal" watch party in Washington, DC titled #ScandalWatchDC. The watch event was Hosted by the ladies of "Politini", the top rated talk show which airs every Thursday evening on Blis.fm. 

Actress Laverne Cox of "Orange is the New Black" graced the #ScandalWatchDC red carpet and watched the entire first episode of Season 3 with hundreds of attendees last night at Jin Lounge located on 14th St NW. Other guests included top Politicos, Influencers, Socialites and Grammy Nominated artist Wayna. #ScandalWatchDC will be a weekly event and on Thursday, Oct. 10th the topic will be discussing/highlighting the men's fashion on "Scandal" with special guest Celebrity Fashion Blogger FashionCitizen.com. The event will be held at Jin Lounge from 9p-11p.

Sponsors included:  Rose 'N' Blum Wines, Nival Salon Spa, My African Pride Hair Care, Tiny Tastries, Sweet Thangz Bakery, Alexandria Cake Pops and Singer Raheem DeVaughn supply two tickets to his Washington, DC show to trivia winners!

Photo Credit: @SocialMonet, @TheeCarlitaP & my personal Instagram @CandiceNicolePR.


Photo Credit: @SocialMonet

Photo Credit: @CandiceNicolePR 

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SoulBounce Presents: 'a SCANDALOUS mixtape' By dj harvey dent in Support of 'Scandal' Season 3!

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via SoulBounce.com

Tonight is the night that Gladiators, Fixers and numerous SoulBouncers have been waiting for with the third season premiere of Scandal at 10 pm EST on ABC. Here at SoulBounce we are caught up in all the drama and intrigue, but it's all about the music for us. We especially love that Shonda Rhimes was inspired by classic '60s and '70s soul when she created Scandal and that the same music colors every episode. It's always a treat to hear what oldie but goodie Scandal dusts off for a montage or pivotal scene each week. Of course, we're huge fans of the classics here at SoulBounce and have had the official Songs From Scandal: Music For Gladiators soundtrack on Stax Records in heavy rotation since its release (purchase now from Amazon or iTunes). But we wondered to ourselves how more contemporary soul music would sound onScandal, and we decided to curate a playlist filled with music by artists who we feature on SoulBounce. Before you knew it we here at "Olivia Dope & Associates" had compiled a lengthy playlist from which a SCANDALOUS mixtape was born. We called in one of our favorite Mixologists, dj harvey dent, to lend his DJing skills, and here we are. The songs selected for a SCANDALOUS mixtape speak to the twisted love affair between main characters Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant. Their relationship is built on lies, deceit and betrayal but there's also love, lust and lots of passion. Featuring music by Erykah BaduJill ScottMaxwellJanelle MonáeMiguelThe Foreign Exchange,Eric RobersonLalah Hathaway and many more, a SCANDALOUS mixtape addresses a myriad of emotions and situations. So pour yourself a glass of red wine, pop some popcorn, press play and enjoy this mix. It's handled. 

Download HERE

01. Scandal Opening Credits
02. Erykah Badu - I Want You (Rancido's Deepersoul Edit) 
03. Raphael Saadiq - Skyy, Can You Feel Me 
04. The Brand New Heavies - I Don't Know Why (I Love You) 
05. Erykah Badu - Out My Mind, Just In Time 
06. Corinne Bailey Rae - Closer 
07. Daley feat. Marsha Ambrosius - Alone Together 
08. Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Lalah Hathaway - Cherish The Day 
09. Quadron feat. Kendrick Lamar - Better Off 
10. Rufus feat. Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing 
11. The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - House Of Cards 
12. Lianne La Havas - Don't Wake Me Up 
13. Maxwell - Bad Habits 
14. Jill Scott - Crown Royal (Record Breakin' & Sun Circle Re-Edit) 
15. Anthony David - Cold Turkey 
16. Alice Smith - Fool For You 
17. Eric Roberson feat. Lalah Hathaway - Dealing 
18. Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell - Fire We Make 
19. Jill Scott feat. Paul Wall - So Gone (What My Mind Says) 
20. Janelle Monáe feat. Miguel - Primetime 
21. Vivian Green - Emotional Rollercoaster 
22. Prince - Scandalous


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Top DC politicos and cultural influencers Kick-OFF a ‘ScandalOUS’ nEW Watch Series

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 -- Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of LiL SoSo Productions, Inc., and married Politicos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture show Politini, are kicking off the season premiere of the ABC hit show Scandal,  October 3rd with Scandal Watch DC.  The event will begin with an exclusive live streamed videotaping of Politini, featuring a panel of political and cultural influencers who will turn a critical eye on Scandal to discuss how creator/writer Shonda Rhimes’ (also of Grey’s Anatomy fame) multi-ethnic and multi-dimensional characters defy stereotypes and shift culture.

The Politini show will feature guests:

   Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, wife of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and President of Global Policy Solutions
   Daniella Leger, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress and former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama
   Joshua DuBois, former Spiritual Advisor to President Obama and author of The President’s Devotional: Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama
   Helena Andrews, author and screenwriter of Bitch is the New Black which was recently optioned to the big screen by Shonda Rhimes. 

Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the New Black, the latest hit from Netflix will also be in attendance.

The October 3rd event will be the first in a new series of interactive cultural events, framed around the television sensation Scandal, that the trio will produce and curate along with community partners SoulBounce and Candice Nicole Public Relations.

Scandal Watch, the premiere event of the new series will kick-off at Jin Lounge in the chic and popular 14th & U corridor this Thursday.  The event is already receiving significant media buzz. The Washington Post featured 10 reasons ‘Scandal’ has the Hill hooked and Black Enterprise covered Scandal Watch with Olivia Pope Fans Prepare For Interactive Scandal Watch Series In Washington, DC. Everyone is prepping for the series return and Scandal Watch DC is garnering attention as the place to be in D.C. when Pope and Associates head back to work.

“This event is a tremendous way to catalyze culture and community in the new, fashionably political Washington, or Poliwood, as we call it,” says Danielle. Aisha adds, “Politini sparks dialogue that integrates our social, cultural, and political selves, so it’s exciting to construct a salon that galvanizes the enthusiasm of all layers of D.C.—Politicos, Creatives, and Social Entrepreneurs alike.”

Scandal Watch will continue each Thursday through December alternating hosts who bring four distinct perspectives to the events: cultural, political, musical and style. Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi, founder of LiL SoSo Productions, a cultural architect company instrumental in the revival of U Street, will build community by connecting real-life “Olivia Popes”, the fixers and influencers of Washington, through Scandal-themed entertainment. Politini, the most popular talk show on blis.fm produced and hosted by “The Polinistas” Danielle & Aisha Moodie-Mills, will present “SCANDALous Cocktails and Conversations” that examine the political and social impact of the show’s complex themes. SoulBounce will produce Scandal-themed music soundtracks featuring independent artists, and Candice Nicole will explore the show’s fashion, style and beauty with DC’s most renowned bloggers.

“As cultural architects, LSP is committed to the practice of cultural entertainment,” says Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi. “With so many "fixers" in DC, it only made sense to partner with the Politini show as a way to talk about the modern woman as portrayed by many of the characters featured in Scandal. Aisha and Danielle have a voice that is synergistic with the LSP Effect. We are happy to be working with them on the opening and their monthly appearance as hosts.”

The October 3rd event will begin with an invitation-only cocktail soiree and live taping of Politini from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by a “SCANDALous Red Carpet Affair” from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Scandal season premier watch party from 10 p.m. to Midnight. The entire event will be live streamed and tweeted using #ScandalWatchDC and #ScandalDC.

WHO: LiL SoSo Productions, Inc. and Politini

WHAT: “A SCANDALous Red Carpet Affair” including a live taping of Politini talk show

WHEN: THURSDAY, October 3, 2013, 7 p.m. - Midnight

WHERE: Jin Lounge, 2017 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

NOTE: Members of the media will have access to interview VIPs throughout the evening. For questions or more information, please contact Candice N. Mackel, 301.875.3224, candice@candicenicolepr.com.

ABOUT LiL SoSo Productions, Inc.:
Founded in September 2001, LiL SoSo Productions is a cultural architecture company. We specialize in concept creation and production using various mediums to engage audiences in meaningful experiences. We work with individual Creatives, small and large corporations and anyone else interested in our unique approach we call “The LSP Effect”. In a phrase, we make the abstract tangible. For more information, visit www.lilsoso.com.

ABOUT Politini:
Politics and Pop Culture served up with a twist— A twist of wit, a splash of style, and opinions straight up. From Hollywood to Poliwood (the new Washington), Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills, the resident Polinistas of the blog threeLOL.com, are giving you the scoop on inside the beltway chatter and Sunset Blvd antics that are pushing our society to the brink—the brink of what, is what they’ll discuss on Politini. So, grab a cocktail and join the conversation. To learn more, visit www.moodiemills.com.