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Last week Jason Derulo and clothing designer Antonio Brown stopped by Aventura Mall’s Bloomingdales to debut their clothing line, LVL XIII.

“I think the greatest inventions come with just needing something,” said Derulo of one of the line’s signature pieces that converts from a hoodie style jacket in to a backpack. “Just the fact that we are consumers ourselves … things like that just come from us and what we need.”

 

The duo first met by a chance encounter when Derulo wore one of Brown’s pieces during a performance.

“So, me not knowing that this was one of his few pairs [of shoes] I kind of danced and I kind of did my thing in them and ruined the shoes,” Derulo said.  “So he got them back and it was a wrap for the shoes. It was not like somebody else was going to wear them.”

Pronounced, level thirteen, the line offers a futuristic style of clothing. Their brand includes everything from head to toe, including a line of shoes projected to be available in February 2018.

“I think that Jason and I are really big on the experiences and kind of what we experience in the apparel and going throughout our day,” Brown said. “I think what is so special about LVL XIII is that it is trans-formative. And we did that intentionally, not just to add value to the consumer, but also so a consumer can go throughout their day wearing LVL XIII.”

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Wells Fargo announced the donation of $1 million and historical artifacts from its corporate collection to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The artifacts, a collection of two mining stock certificates and one piece of letterhead featuring the work of African American artist Grafton Tyler Brown, will be displayed in the NMAAHC’s inaugural exhibition scheduled to open in September 2016. Grafton Tyler Brown was an American painter, lithographer and cartographer who owned and operated his lithography company in San Francisco from 1867 to 1879. Brown was the first African American artist to create works depicting the Pacific Northwest and California. During this time, he created lithographs for stock certificates and letterheads for numerous companies in the area.

The mining stock certificates and letterhead come directly from the Wells Fargo History Museum collection, which showcases the company’s shared history with communities in a network of 11 museums across the U.S., and will accompany a Grafton Tyler Brown oil painting already in the NMAAHC collection. View of Lake Okanagan (British Columbia), 1882, which was a gift of Curtis E. Ransom in memory of Julia Turner Ransom. Together, these items will help tell the story of the artist and the time that he spent in California. These items will be part of the exhibition “Visual Art and the American Experience.”

Source: Black PR Wire

The City of Miami Gardens Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro is leading the effort to establish an African Museum and Cultural Center in Miami Gardens with the development of the African Museum of Arts & Culture (AMAC) Center.

 

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The AMAC committee will begin its inaugural fundraising activities to support the development of the museum with the Pre Gala Concert featuring award-winning artist Flavour. “La Jefe Del Merengue” Ivelisse Santos is also among the multi-genre lineup of concert performers that includes M.O.G. (hip-hop), Filon Jay (hip-hop), Erinosho John (jazz), Ayanbirin (Afro-soul), and Rachel Louissaint (kompa). The Pre Gala Concert will be held on Friday, August 28th, 11:00 p.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, located at 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens 33056. A press conference will take place on August 27th, 1PM at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex.

The weekend culminates with the main event, AMAC Night, a fundraising gala and award ceremony honoring local dignitaries, philanthropists, business and community leaders. The program will be held on Saturday August 29th, 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM at the Nine 0 One Event and Conference Center, located at 901 NW 183rd Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33169.

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Oprah’s The Life You Want weekend

Last weekend hundreds, if not thousands of women and a few sprinkles of men invaded Downtown Miami for Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend. “I came to be inspired,” said Tamara King, 36-year-old mother of three. “When Oprah [Winfrey] comes to town you can’t help but to become inspired and get that knowledge that she […]