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Third annual PSAFE event unifies creative community, glorifies black business

By Jannah Bolds

Sounds of music, laughter and network filled the air of a tucked-away, graffiti-covered corner of downtown Atlanta, as the Private Society Arts & Fashion Expose (P.S.A.F.E) kicked off its third annual event this weekend.

PSAFE was organized by four pals, Derek Hardge Jr., Patrick Russell, Corey Smith, and Jawaan Washington, all with congruent visions of bringing support and unity to their community.

Local artists, jewelers, fashion enthusiasts, musicians, and chefs packed their display tables with handmade creations. Just about anything under the umbrella of creativity, could be found at PSAFE.

Two of my most memorable encounters at PSAFE came from a seemingly-introverted hula hoop dancer and an overly-passionate nail boutique technician. Why did these two stick out to me? Both ladies caught my eye because, although their personalities were on opposite ends of the spectrum, they both had the exact same reasons for attending – personal growth.

Not only was PSAFE3 their first expo, but it was their first time talking to someone like me, a journalist interested in what made them special / standout.

(After all, this is The Bold Opinion, right?)

So sure, that itself was personally something special for me. I like to be social and when I get the opportunity to integrate that with my brand, I like to leave unique lasting impression.

Hula hooping Samone, despite her quiet nature, was dressed in a loud tribal two-piece with bright blue, feline-esk  face paint, yellow clip-on cat ears, and a lime green streaked bob to top it all off. Not really having much to say wasn’t a bother, her vibe said it all when she grabbed her hoops and hit the stage!

Samone gets into her groove when the music turns on.

Jazmine, owner of ‘My J Nailz’, embodied the characteristics of a “strong black woman”; neatly bunted dreadlocks, square bifocals, primped, enthusiastically passionate, and ‘bout her business. She educated me on what sets her apart from the other nail shops, because I genuinely had no idea of the difference. She emphasized that she ran a nail boutique with plans to mobilize! Creating personal, friendly, and therapeutic rapport with her clients is very important to keep that unique factor about herself.

These two women stood out the most to me, but that doesn’t even describe a quarter of the amount of talent that was in the building. Comedians, chefs, painters, dancers, designers, you name it! For a complete visual of PSAFE3, visit them at www.PSAFE-atl.com

The crowd at PSAFE3 was very supportive of everyone, I was happy to see everyone being open and lending support to businesses they had no familiarity with. I had the chance to confirm that with two middle-aged sisters, Dennice and Natalie Williams, who were both there to support a friend of the family.

“We love the arts, like theatre, museums, etc., so  this is a little outside the box for us. We are enjoying ourselves, because it’s something different,” said Dennice. “It’s a good celebration of us without violence and negativity. It’s good to see our people come together

Steez Fiends Apparel hosts clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.

The vibe was definitely on! Conversations were flowing, handshakes were common, business cards were exchanged, and photographs were snapping for a strong four hours! This was the whole idea, of course!

“Our goals are to continue to grow into a household named event, deliver quality production, and provide our vendors, participants, and guests with three hours of nonstop entertainment and fun,” said Washington.

If happiness had a sound, I believe this is what it sounded like.

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Image credits: Jannah Bolds, psafe-atl.com, EazyImages, CKenneyVisuals

Who Is French? Exclusive Interview Available NOW!

That’s the answer in pursuit as Jannah B and The Bold Opinion get to know this budding, Atlanta lyricist with tons of talent. French gives us a peek into the life of an up-and-coming artist in the Hip Hop capital, all while maintaining an ambitious lifestyle and chasing the dream!

See the exclusive video interview NOW!!!

Did You Know that French was on the Bold Opinion Show last September? If you missed that show, click HERE to check it out!

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Video Credit : CKenneyVisuals & GFTDchad

The Bold Opinion Show 12.24.16

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Happy Saturday!

We’ve got one more week to go here in the Orange Room! We are nearing the end of the year, and trying to end with positive vibes! Again, we are one week away from the last day that the Bold Opinion Show will be broadcasting from Orange Room Studios.

Yeah, you read right…there will be no more Orange Room starting January 1 2017.  That doesn’t mean a damn thing though! Jannah B and Kenny Kicks are still going to find ways to reach all of you! We thank you all for following us this entire duration. Stay with us, because one monkey don’t stop no show!

Jannah B, Kenny Kicks, and Chuck C as The Bold Opinion crew bring you a very chill Saturday show.

Today we will be discussing Family Holiday traditions, sports, and enjoying the holiday season with your significant other!  Enjoy some cool music and positive vibes.

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The Bold Opinion Show 12.31.16 FINAL SHOW

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Well well, we meet again on this final DAY of 2016! We are at the end of the year, and trying to end with positive vibes! This is the last time that the Bold Opinion Show will be broadcasting from Orange Room Studios.

Yeah, you read right…there will be no more Orange Room starting January 1 2017.  That doesn’t mean a damn thing though! Jannah B and Kenny Kicks are still going to find ways to reach all of you! We thank you all for following us this entire duration. Stay with us, because one monkey don’t stop no show!

Jannah B and Kenny Kicks as The Bold Opinion crew bring you an awesome New Year’s Eve show; The Finale.

Today we will be discussing how to prevent thieves, the 2016 celeb death curse, and we’re taking you to blowjob school!  Enjoy some cool music and positive vibes.

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The Bold Opinion Show 12.29.16

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**DISCLAIMER: Thursday night shows are contain EXPLICIT content. Listener discretion is advised.**

Well well, we meet again on this final Thursday of 2016! We are nearing the end of the year, and trying to end with positive vibes! This is the last Thursday that the Bold Opinion Show will be broadcasting from Orange Room Studios.

Yeah, you read right…there will be no more Orange Room starting January 1 2017.  That doesn’t mean a damn thing though! Jannah B and Kenny Kicks are still going to find ways to reach all of you! We thank you all for following us this entire duration. Stay with us, because one monkey don’t stop no show!

Jannah B and Kenny Kicks as The Bold Opinion crew bring you an awesome Friday Eve show. We have a return guest on the mic with us, Mikey OhNo!

Tonight we will be discussing how to prevent thieves, the 2016 celeb death curse, and we’re taking you to blowjob school!  Enjoy some cool music and positive vibes.

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The Bold Opinion Show 12.17.16

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Happy Saturday! We are nearing the end of the year, and trying to end with positive vibes!

Jannah B and Kenny Kicks as The Bold Opinion crew Kick a little Saturday Freestyle. Enjoy some cool music and positive vibes.

There’s a BIG BIG announcement that you might not want to miss…

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Solo Thursday’s w/ Jannah B 12.8.16

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Welcome to another Thursday night in the Orange Room with The Bold Opinion Show.

Tonight’s show is the kick off to a little something special. Solo Thursday’s are now a thing. Each second and third Thursday of each month, Jannah B and Kenny Kicks give you a peek inside their world. That’s right, solo-dolo! Catch the vibe and ride out.

Tonight, Jannah B discusses points of interest that include reviving a lost love for sneakers, ArtLanta experiences, first time car shopping, eye-rolling at Lebron James, and the 5 best sex positions when you or your partner has a thick PENIS!

Mixes: Throwback to 2008, Sampled 90’s R&B tracks

Kenny Kicks is up next Thursday, tune in from 9-11pm EST on http://www.OrangeRoomRadio.com because he’s about to COME WITH IT!

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The Bold Opinion Show 12.3.16

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Happy December 3rd! This is the first Saturday show of the final month of 2016 and we are kicking it off with positive vibes!

Jannah B, Kenny Kicks, and Chuck C, as The Bold Opinion crew discuss the Gatlinburg, Tennessee wildfires, show announcements, the Lousiana road-rage shooting and an exclusive interview with, first-time author, Jalisa Smith!

Today’s show featured TWO special guests: Jalisa Smith, and  ChuckC’s family down from D.C., Marc Dre!

Looking for Jalisa’s Interview?: 35:10 – 1:22:44

Interested in purchasing this children’s book? You can find her book on Amazon.com, CreateSpace, and Barnes&Noble.com

 

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The Bold Opinion Show 12.1.16

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**DISCLAIMER: Thursday night shows are contain EXPLICIT content. Listener discretion is advised.**

Woah woah, Happy December! This is the first show of the final month of 2016 and we are kicking it off with positive vibes!

Jannah B and Kenny Kicks as The Bold Opinion crew discuss the Gatlinburg, Tennessee wildfires, new music coming out soon, show announcements, and an exclusive interview with a Vegan, Yoga Goddess! We got so caught up in the interview with her that we totally lost track of time! Today’s show featured a special guest by the name of Stephanie Sunshine (aka Vegan By Nature).

Looking for Stephanie’s Interview?: 1:02:00 – End

Interested in leading a healthier lifestyle? Check out her website to get tips, tricks, and inspiration. Veganism isn’t all about just eating salads all day, it’s waaay more than that. You are encouraged to check it out.

YOU are all YOU have in this world! Take care of your body and it will take care of you.

Website: www.VeganByNature.com 

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The Bold Opinion Show w/ Special Guests from Unspoken Boutique

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Welcome to another beautiful Saturday in The Orange Room! This is the second Saturday show of November.

Jannah B, Kenny Kicks, and Chuck are your hosts for today’s show! Our topics ranged from Nation wide Anti-Trump protests, NBA, and dating someone with/ without a sense of fashion. Notice anything new this show? 😉

We also get the chance to sit down and share the mic with two beautiful ladies from UnSpoken Boutique to share their passion for this up-and-coming fashion brand.

UnSpoken Boutique interview: 50:05 – 1:32:31

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