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ARISE TV 360 INTERVIEWS BLACK BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR SIMONE BRESI-ANDO

Founder of The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation and entrepreneur Simone Bresi-Ando discusses the first international edition of the  I’mPOSSIBLE Conversation which will take place in New York today (March 6th). A laptop, an idea and a dream. That is what I started out with in 2009. I still have that laptop, the ideas keep flooding in and my dreams are so big they often scare me. To get to this point has been grit, blood, sweat and tears. It’s also being random acts of []

UK NEWS: THE I’MPOSSIBLE CONVERSATION TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONAL EDITION IN NEW YORK

I’mPOSSIBLE founder Simone Bresi-Ando is taking her successful event series, The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation, to New York for its first international event. Dubbed a mix between ‘Oprah’s Legends Luncheon’ and ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’, the panel event features women of colour from all walks of life who share their pearls of wisdom with the audience to help inspire on the theme of ‘How I Became POSSIBLE‘. Congratulations Simone 😀

‘BARNEYS NEW YORK’ ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING, JAY Z ISSUES STATEMENT AND DEFENDS HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STORE

The WAKE UP calls just keep on coming folks! Last week it was reported that 19 year old African-American student Trayon Christian is suing department store Barneys for “allegedly” calling the police on him after he purchased a $350 designer belt in April. While leaving the store undercover detectives “allegedly” stopped  him and asked, “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,”. The student was then handcuffed and held for 2 hours before being released []

VIDEO: FOXY BROWN PERFORMS AT FASHION SHOW

Rapper Foxy Brown performed at the Jamison Ernest’s Incubator fashion show last week in New York City. I think her mentor Russell Simmons (who was in attendance) pulled some strings and that’s why the organisers allowed her to perform. There can be no other explanation. I watched the entire performance through my fingers. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

NY BOMB PLOT SUSPECT CHARGED WITH TERRORISM

Via BBC News A Pakistan-born US citizen has been charged with terrorism over the failed car-bomb attack in New York’s Times Square on Saturday. Faisal Shahzad, 30, was also charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, according to documents filed at Manhattan federal court. Mr Shahzad was arrested on a Dubai-bound plane at JFK airport on Monday. Earlier, President Barack Obama vowed that Americans would “not cower in fear” after Saturday’s bombing attempt. He said the incident was a []

HIP HOP LEGEND GURU IN COMA AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK

It has been reported that Hip Hop legend Guru ( real name Keith Alam) is in a coma after suffering a heart attack yesterday (Feb 28th). Via The Guardian The rapper’s condition was confirmed by DJ Premier, his partner in the seminal hip-hop group Gang Starr, in a phonecall to radio show Hip Hop Nation yesterday. He is reported as saying: “Guru is in a coma and will go under surgery tomorrow afternoon.”  I hope he pulls through.