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Monday, January 13, 2020

R•E•C•I•P•R•O•C•I•T•Y: Lost Narratives New Voices Art Gallery Showcase


Photos by Kayla Bush
Written By Evan L. Jackson

Reminiscing over conversations from yesteryear , even from the previous decade - YES Welcome to 2020- what stood out to me were the genius talks I had with Curator Anefertiti Bowman. The aesthetically in tune, astute, cultural dynamo who is also a dear friend. She told me about creating a space for female artists of color to thrive, a haven for their artwork and have it being appreciated. That very same idea came to fruition in the R•E•C•I•P•R•O•C•I•T•Y:  Lost Narratives New Voices Art Gallery Showcase opening on January 11th at Art Share LA. Reciprocity features 7 women artists of color who are coming out of Otis College of Art and Design. Co-curated by Anefertiti: these narratives display hidden and unseen narratives and stories from the depths of hope, pain, joy, lost , love and life. 

Walking into this display you can feel the consciousness in the air, in the middle is an amazing painting - a unity of Black and Brown with a dove in the middle to symbolize hope. Young Bold And Regal Photographer Kayla Bush enamored at the art snapping away and finally letting the art consume her almost in a hypnotic state. Black and Brown Art runs the world: it permeates aspect of our Culture.  




This piece and many other pieces among the showcase was done by Lanise Howard. Influenced by afrofuturism there is a liveliness to her artwork and a warmth. This is precisely why you you have these showcases: to introduce us to new artists that tell incredible stories in their art. Creating a type of lore and legend we can automatically bond with because we don’t see great art we feel it. 





 As my friend Dominique Xavier, Make Up Artist Extraordinaire.  entered the art gallery she was drawn to one piece over the others. A somewhat cryptic artwork that focuses in on the female body which was seemingly bruised. Her, Kayla and I were trying to figure out this puzzling and fascinating piece. What could it mean? The artist behind this magic was Dominique Victoria and the artwork’s name was “Worship At My Altar”. She explained to us she was previously a dominatrix and she found it ironic that these powerful white me would worship at her altar. And she felt empowered thorough her art. So profound!


My favorite piece was once again done by Lanise Howard. A painting of a Black Man with pixelations around his head on his hair. I felt it had to do with in the midst of being Black your own thoughts and mindset of Blackness  is suppressed and censored. Even at your most peaceful and welcoming state you are perceived as a threat. The subject of the piece said the pixelations are resembling a protection of Black Hair. But what is meant to be free becomes protected and a self imposed prison of Black Culture? I say we let it flourish. This was so brilliant and relatable. 

Anefertiti as the co-curator did amazing bringing together this art gallery and not only necessary for the community but the Art World at large. The status quo needs to be disrupted for us to see the unseen. Great art exists in all aspects and I’m excited that this is just the beginning. 

Reciprocity will run through January 25, 2020. Enjoy, take it and know when you give a platform to hidden stories and art they shine even brighter under an artistic lens.  















Monday, January 6, 2020

Just Mercy Premiere : Michael B. Jordan , Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson


Written by Evan L. Jackson

At the Crenshaw Baldwin Hills Cinemark Theaters Actor Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan And Brie Larson in attendance for the critically acclaim film premiere of Just Mercy’. Based on the book written by Social Justice Lawyer Bryan Stevenson who is the creator of the Equal Justice Initiative an advocate who’s work provides legal representation for those unlawfully imprisoned and too poor to have good representation, with Supreme Court cases he has overturned Death Row convictions as evidence brought forth to prove his clients innocence. Often times those are Black Men who are presumed guilty before they even get a chance to prove their innocence .  Actor Michael B. Jordan plays the real life lawyer and advocate Bryan Stevenson.

So profound that Kobe Bryant  spoke with the crowd about the importance of this film. And a thank you the Host for the evening Terrence J opening up the night. Jamie Foxx about how you can do everything right and then your life can be turned upside down by a wrongful conviction. Actor // Producer of the film Michael B. Jordan  was stoic and a Leader among leaders in his performance, Brie Larson continues to be one of my favorite Actors because of the heart ❤️ she shows through her portrayals. And WOW, Jamie Foxx performance will simultaneously break your heart πŸ’” and give you Hope. πŸ™πŸΎ









                                     Young Bold And Regal “Just Mercy Premiere” Recap 


Monday, December 16, 2019

Mogul Monday: Fashion Designer & TV Personality Telli Swift


Written by Jae Jones

Our Mogul Monday Series continues this week with Telli Swift. Being a true trailblazer in the finest form, this past September she and her boxing waggs Association  hosted a Pretty in Pink fundraiser event in collaboration with @breastcancerangels. This Fundraiser event Created  a safe space where everyone in attendance could come and get pretty & pampered and all for a great cause.


Her philanthropy doesn’t stop just there though, last month the Boxing Wags Association hosted a pop up shop in honor of the Spina bifida   association. Telli, who is The FiancΓ© of heavy weight champion Deontay Wilder, is a champion in her own right as she’s graced runways for some of the most prestigious designers such as Glaudy Hernandez & Erik Rosete and more at the Art Hearts
Fashion Week.She is always  Inspiring others  and bringing the girls together for change.
“The purpose of BWA is to have an alliance of women within a network who are fully committed to affect change not only within themselves but their communities collectively” -Telli Swift


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Monday, December 9, 2019

Mogul Monday: Stylist Yvonne Mwazo of Styled By Yvonne


By Evan L. Jackson

When it comes to Fashion it is expression personified. Before you can even speak your style , your confidence and your energy all intertwine for a potent air about you that people either are to totally encapsulated by or utterly forgettable. Making a name for herself Stylist Yvonne Mwazo of Styled By Yvonne is so unforgettable just the mere mention of her inspires others to say “Have you introduced yourself to Yvonne, yet?” One interaction isn’t enough because each time is a warm conversation filled with positive sparks. That’s the feeling I got when I stepped into Yvonne’s opening Botique for Kendis Kloset.




With all of her friends , family and consumers in attendance Yvonne joyfully floated through the room with grateful nature and a permanent smile. As we present this week’s Mogul Monday know that being a BOSS starts with believing in yourself. In 2016 Yvonne states her journey as a Stylist. Originally from Kenya and growing up in Los Angeles . California you can see the many influences that help cultivate her style. Progressing her career she has such celebrities as Don Benjamin and TelliSwift. Look for more of her throughout the years. 



Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 EMA Honors Benefit Gala

2019 Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit  Gala
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Written by Evan L. Jackson
Photos by Evan L. Jackson & Keyana

On a beautiful Pacific Palisades evening the second annual Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit Gala  ♻️ celebrated and honored Environmental  Leaders and Influencers In Hollywood such as Actress Nina Dorbev of CBS ‘Fam’ and CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries’, Director & Actress Bryce Dallas Howard Of The Jurassic World franchise receiving the EMA Green Parent Award, And the Gala’s Host for the evening was YouTube Star Liza Koshy!
Environmental CEO Debbie Levin spoke with us first proudly on the efforts of EMA and gushed about how Honoree  Bryce Dallas Howard on being a “Great Green Mom”. Honorees also included the iconic and prolific Songwriter Diane Warren sho received the EMA Missions In Music Award, Actor Joshua Jackson, ECOS CEO & President Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, And Actress Nina Dorbev earning the EMA Futures Awards. 

With sponsors such as Beyond Meat which served yummy sliders for guests prior to the evening  commencing, ECOS Clean, And Jayden Smith’s WATER Company it was an eco-friendly gala that emphasized going green. One of the high points of the night was being on the Red Carpet  and asking Honorees and Guests what was the Environmental Moment that pushed them to be more conscious about their green efforts and putting environmental issues to the forefront. I got so many special stories that inspired those I asked to take action. Also I was given a few tips on how to save the earth and do my part. Let me share three ways you can be more eco-friendly.
  1. Eat Less Meat. 
  2. Use Paper Less And Recycle More
  3. Use Canvas Bags Instead Of Plastic
The perfect nightcap was a brilliant performance by Willow Smith! Wiillow’s earthy and alternative vibe was vibrant and beautiful. DJ Samantha Ronson spinned tunes while guests danced all in the name for going green. 

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Actress Nina Dorbev
YouTube Star Liza Koshy
Singer & Film Producer Lance Bass
President & CEO of ECOS Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks

Songwriter Diane Warren


Actress Frances Fisher


Willow Smith Performance 










Sunday, September 15, 2019

2019 Creative Arts Emmys Recap


By Young Bold And Regal Staff


An Incredible night of Winners with Game Of Thrones taking home Emmy Gold



Creative Arts Emmys Winners
Variety Special (Live): Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jeffersons (ABC)
Variety Special (Pre-Recorded):Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)
Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming: Tessandra Chavez, World of Dance (NBC)
Production Design for a Variety Special:Rent (Fox)
Production Design for a Variety, Reality or Competition Series:Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Structured Reality Program:Queer Eye (Netflix)
Short Form Variety Series:Carpool Karaoke: the Series (Apple)
Short Form Animated Program: Love, Death & Robots (Netflix)
Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program: Bob Eisenhardt, Free Solo (National Geographic)
Narrator: Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet (Netflix)
Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score): Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts, Free Solo (National Geographic)
Music Direction: Alex Lacamoire, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Original Music and Lyrics: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, "Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal," Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program:Free Solo (National Geographic)
Interactive Program:NASA and SpaceX: The Interactive Demo-1 Launch (YouTube)
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special: Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019 (CBS)
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series:Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series:Creating Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Writing for a Variety Special: Hannah Gadsby, Nanette (Netflix)
Writing for a Nonfiction Program: Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN)
Motion Design: Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: (tie) RBG (CNN); The Sentence (HBO)
Informational Series or Special: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN)
Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Leaving Neverland (HBO)
Documentary or Nonfiction Series:Our Planet (Netflix)
Makeup for a Multi-camera Series or Special (Non-prosthetic):Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Hairstyling for a Multi-camera Series or Special: Hector Pocasangre, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming: Zaldy Goco, Art Conn, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Directing for a Reality Program: Hisham Abed, Queer Eye (Netflix)
Casting for a Reality Program:Queer Eye (Netflix)
Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Free Solo (National Geographic)
Directing for a Variety Special: Thom Zimny, Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix)
Animated Program:The Simpsons (Fox)
Character Voice-Over Performance: Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy (Fox)
Picture Editing for Variety Programming:Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program:United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program:Queer Eye (Netflix)
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul (CBS)
Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera): Free Solo (National Geographic)
Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera):Free Solo (National Geographic)
Lighting Design/Direction for a Variety Special: Rent (Fox)
Lighting Design/Direction for a Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Host for a Reality or Competition Program: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program:Free Solo (National Geographic TV)
Cinematography for a Reality Program:Life Below Zero (National Geographic TV)

Check out Sunday's list of winners list below: 
Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic): Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale, “Postpartum” (Hulu)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series: The Ranch, “Reckless” (Netflix)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour): The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone” (Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios)
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie: Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program: GLOW (Netflix)
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie: Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Jane Lynch/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Main Title Design: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: Succession (HBO)
Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Chris O’Dowd, State Of The Union (Sundance TV)
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)
Outstanding Original Interactive Program: NASA’s InSight Mars Landing
Outstanding Commercial: Nike — Dream Crazy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score): Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Music Supervision: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: When They See Us (Netflix)
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: Fleabag (Amazon)
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Rosamund Pike, State of the Union (Sundance TV)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie: Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour): Russian Doll (Netflix)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: Fleabag (Amazon)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: State of the Union (Sundance TV)
Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming (Juried): Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Outstanding Children’s Program
: When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special (HBO)
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes: Russian Doll (Netflix)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Cherry Jones as Holly in The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
: Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
: One Day At A Time, “The Funeral” (Netflix)
Outstanding Period Costumes: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour): Russian Doll (Netflix)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More): The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More): Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: Chernobyl, “Please Remain Calm” (HBO)
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation: Barry (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
: Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
: Chernobyl (HBO)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

BET Awards Edition: The Movement LA x Raw Nation Fashion Show

Photos by Evan L. Jackson
Written by Evan L. Jackson

The Movement LA always brings the heat when it comes to the runway! In collaboration with Raw Nation during the illustrious BET Awards Weekend, on June 23rd, the sun had set on the Grammy Museum rooftop in Los Angeles, California for The Movement LA Fashion Show to thrive and deliver.

Coming in early to set up there was a bouncy energy as the BET Awards always elicits a special atmosphere. Going about I saw all in one Fashion Mogul Kisha Waters, Creator of The Movement LA - Creator/Main Designer of K. Waters Fashion Design - looking focused. She was ready! She knew her Fashion Show would be the best as usual.And surely, it was! The eclectic nature of Fashion Coordinator Parris Harris provided a boost to the already weather worn Models. Was it just right for an outdoor Fashion Show? Absolutely! Preparing for the Fashion Show I came across two fresh and brilliant Models. Indii & Tialanni - whose curly hair,exuberant smiles and newly minted journeys reminded me just how original Kisha's Fashion Shows are. They welcome newcoming Models who do amazing on the Runway to Models who are always great once they step into the establishment. That mix always keeps The Movement LA Fashion Show one of the best in the industry.


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As the evening commenced Editor In Chief of Luxe Kurves Magazine & Media Personality Brandy 'Kurvy' J. was holding down the Red Carpet, interviewing the Stars, and looked incredible in her red dress! For the second consecutive time, my Young Bold And Regal Correspondent Jae Jones had come to Kisha's Fashion Show and still looked amazed. The Grammy Musuem Rooftop was such a perfect location. Courtney ,The Social Media Reporter for Young Bold And Regal, served as the Best Dressed that night for sure. What a turn out, what a show already! The Fashion Show had begun and of course the standout was the K. Waters Fashion Design. As Prince's Classics came on the soundtrack, fit the them of the designs - an 80's retro look with a modern twist to make it look stylish and anew. My favorite was Le'Jour Botique. The aqua colors with the sleek designs looked effortless and free flowing. In the crowd you could see Hip Hop Artist Chingy talking to the Model Sabrin alwhile Artist Soulaire entertained us all. His adlibs and shout outs gave the show life! Capping the night Artist Amina Budafly serenaded the party goers. As we were all lulled by her beautiful voice, I think to myself, "Is The Movement LA, the most consistent and best Fashion Show in Los Angeles?" Of course it is! Come to the next one and when you get the chance, Thank Kisha. 













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