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Get ready for VJMedia Mixology this November in Miami.

Miami, my annual event celebrating creators and entrepreneurs is back this November! VJMediaMixology is a carefully curated experience that organically connects brands with bloggers, journalists, tastemakers and influencers from all walks of media in one amazing interactive experience. Known as the signature event in Miami, where creators collaborate VJMedia Mixology encapsulates the essence of the #VJMedia brand while celebrating outstanding media pioneers in the South Florida community and...

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And it’s a wrap! The fifth annual VJMedia Mixology is in the bag and we showed out for Miami this time around! First off, let me say thank you to each and everyone who attended this year’s soiree. When I created this concept event in 2012, it was with the single goal of connecting the incredible brands that I work with Miami’s most influential entrepreneurs...

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Trinidad Carnival truly is sweet for days!

As far back as I can remember, my family has celebrated carnival. Regardless of where we’ve lived, Trinidad & Tobago, our homeland, has always been apart of our lives and carnival culture is at the essence of that existence. Trini’s often say that once the carnival bug hits your veins, it’s virtually impossible to let it go and I couldn’t agree more. Right around late...

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The VJMedia Women of Impact Dinner here in Miami was created five years ago with the sole intention of bringing together women across the media spectrum who seldom meet and connect. I wanted the event to serve as the collision point for women here in South Florida making noise in the social space, in philanthropy and community who are truly impacting the change they want...

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My trip to Nashville with Nissan and Habitat for Humanity.

Caution! This is not your regular blog post or auto review. Although I love doing those, this on the other hand is a warm and fuzzy post with all the feels that I’ve been so excited to tell you about. As you know by now, I’ve got a little car obsession and have had the pleasure of working with several auto brands since I launched...

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The Career & Networking Fair at the N.U.L. Experience at the National Urban League Conference in Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Photo by Mikki K. Harris

How many times have you left an event and felt so inspired by the message that you literally run home to write all about what you learned? How many times have you walked away from an experience and remembered quotes and testimonies that you’ll take with you for a lifetime? This was the case for me at this year’s National Urban League #SaveOurCities conference in...

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The collective graduating class of Summer 2015!

SO here’s the thing. Let’s take a time out for real talk. There are a lot of community in Miami and beyond who claim to care, claim they uplift, claim that they contribute, and maybe they do, yet there are very few organizations that live in their truth and truly give back, uplift and unite communities. This was the case and the energy that I...

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BLOG: A look back at the 2015 Essence Festival.

Every summer, music lovers from all walks of life flock to the city of New Orleans for an awe-inspiring weekend of culture, music, worship and togetherness! The Essence Festival, which in its early years was known for bringing together urban music’s biggest stars, has now evolved into the place to be for 4th of July weekend. “New Orleans has now become synonymous with Essence and Essence...

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