Blingy Luv to The B Firm PR for inviting out to cover this event with an amazing cause!
Professional Basketball player Dequan Jones and his wife hosted their 2nd annual back to school drive at Stats Atlanta. I had a chance to interview Dequan to ask him a few questions about the foundation and my blingy question of the night, "If there is anything you can think of that you would like for me to bling out for you, what would it be?" Check out the interview here if you missed it on Facebook Live!
When: Thursday August 3rd 2017
Where: Stats- Downtown Atlanta
Cause: Party for A Purpose- Happy Hour Mixer
For: Dequan Jones, Jet Jones Foundation
Also, I got a chance to work the room with the BlingStick & BlingRing to take some blingtastic flicks of the event as well! Via Dequan's Instagram page he collected over 800+ pounds of school supplies and more donations are still coming in!
That's amazing! Thank you Dequan for creating this amazing foundation to help build the youth of our future!
If you would like to donate to the Jet Jones Foundation the information is listed below:
~Konfident Miss Bling~
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August 4, 2017
Actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh to Serve as Artist-in-Residence at FAMU
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This fall, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) theatre students will have the unique opportunity to train with one of the institution’s most accomplished alumni in Hollywood.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, internationally acclaimed and award-winning performer, director, writer and producer, will become FAMU’s first W.K. Kellogg Foundation Artist-in-Residence in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) theatre program.
Keymáh, who has returned to the University on several occasions and is also the namesake of an endowed scholarship, views the position as an opportunity to pay it forward.
“I can’t miss this opportunity,” she said. “I can’t forget what it’s like being on the other side. I can’t forget being that student wishing that somebody I knew from television or film would come and visit me. I come back and perform because I loved when people came to my school and performed,” Keymáh said.
After first gaining national fame as a regular cast member on the comedy show “In Living Color,” Keymáh also gained notoriety for her role as Erica Lucas on the CBS sitcom “Cosby” and as Tanya Baxter on the Disney Channel sitcom “That’s So Raven.” She recently completed the first season of her newest series, “There's Johnny,” a comedy produced for NBC's digital platform, Seeso, in which she plays Johnny Carson's secretary Roz.
Keymáh earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from FAMU in 1984 and received an honorary doctorate from FAMU in 2011. She wants to share the wisdom she has gained over the years with her students.
“I intend to bring my experience as a series regular on six on-camera series to the classroom, in addition to what I learned on and off the set,” Keymáh said.
Valencia Matthews, Ph.D., CSSAH dean, believes having Keymáh as the theatre program's first Artist-in-Residence is significant and underscores her willingness to give back to the program and the University in general.
“The fact that T’Keyah loves and supports FAMU and the Essential Theatre has been demonstrated consistently, and in many ways, over the past 30 years. She inspires loyalty, so it was an easy decision to select her as the first Kellogg Artist-in-Residence for the Essential Theatre,” Matthews said.
Matthews believes having Keymáh on campus for an extended period and the overall Artist-in-Residence program will leave a meaningful and lasting impression on FAMU students.
“It is an exciting opportunity to have an individual of T’Keyah’s prestige to share her professional experiences with our students. It also leaves a lasting impression for them to see our alums return to the very place where their training began. We look forward to having her as an addition to our theatre faculty for the next several months,” Matthews said.
In addition to teaching an acting for the camera class, Keymáh will also conduct three workshops and will direct “The Nacirema Society” by Pearl Cleage, which will be the first play in the Essential Theatre’s 2017-2018 season.
Ultimately, Keymáh said she believes historically Black colleges and universities should be at the forefront of what Black theatre is, and she hopes to help raise the bar during her time as an instructor.
“As people of color in an industry where people of color are horrendously underrepresented, we have to be the standard-bearers,” she said.
Future plans for the Kellogg Artist-in-Residence Program include an annual rotation between the theatre and music programs respectively.
"Next year the music department will have the opportunity to select an artist of its choice to enhance programming in that area,” Matthews said.
Funding from the Kellogg Foundation plays a critical role in FAMU’s performing arts programs. In 1993, a grant from the foundation attracted top-notch theatre faculty and staff such as Matthews, Luther D. Wells and Carey B. Robinson. It also led to the establishment of an Eminent Scholar Chair and now Artist-in-Residence Program to be shared between theatre and music.
The program provides the opportunity for the Essential Theatre and Department of Music to foster intellectual, creative and professional growth among artists, students, faculty and staff.
For more information on Keymáh, visit: www.tkeyah.com.
From the Blingtastic Desk of Konfident Miss Bling....
I know I've been missing in action, but I am standing my ground and back in full effect! After taking the time to focus on school for the last year I've finally graduated from Full Sail University with my Media Communications Certification on July 31st and I now have the time I need to put back into blogging and vlogging all things BLING!
The Bling Media Team and I have traveled to cover events and we are working to cover more events across the country along with Blingin' The Airwaves internationally! I have so much information to share with you!
Many categories will be added to the Blingy Roster this quarter! If you have any events going on that you would like for us to cover, please send information about the event including the date, location and promotional info to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to speak with someone about sharing tips call the #Blingy411 line at 401-55-BLING
Keep it Konfident!
If you know me... Shavonne P Owens aka Konfident Miss Bling... You know I love me some Mary J. Blige! The creation of my entertainment report, "The Blingy 411" was inspired my girl MJB!
So, we know about her going through her divorce with Kendu. Everyone was saying, "Awwww mannnn! You know Mary is about to come out with a fire album!" LOL! True enough, she came through for the nation with her new single, "Thick of it"! Mary didn't come to play, she came to slay! Ok? LOL
I say BLING IT BABY!!!! I Blingy LUV this song!!!!!
This room was full of melanin from her brown and even skin tone to the bronzed mirrored room she shot this video in with that blingtastic gold top she was wearing. Also, MJB represented for NY with her Yankees snapback as she showed her amazing figure and she "flickbanged" her blonde "Ike Turner bob" which was superfly!!!! The room was shimmery gold and she made sure she included her classic dance moves as she did shimmy or 10 across the room a few times throughout the video!
#Blingy411- Did you know?
Did you know that Jazmine SUllivan wrote this song? Yes! She penned "Thick Of It" and as of today it became Mary's fifth No. 1 on the Adult R&B songs (Billboard)! Mary's album Strength of A woman will debut later this year! "Thick of it" is the warm up anthem for the album to get us prepared for what she will deliver on these tracks for 2016-17.
Mary J. Blige's 'Thick of It' Has Fastest Climb to No. 1 in Over 20 Years on Adult R&B Songs.
Congratulations Mary! It's another moment in time where she has broken a record in music literally! Check the video out below for yourself and comment your blingy thoughts on this song!
Konfident Miss Bling
People have been asking me, "Miss Bling or Blingy, what is BlingVember?" BlingVember is actually November in Bling's world! Blingvember is considered my official month to go into Blingy Hibernation Mode which I start fading to Black... or should I say fading to Bling after my Blingy Birthday! Yes, it's about that time y'all! I'll be on the scene at a minimum, but still keeping up updated on what's going on through my reliable sources from across the nation!
I'm sitting in the HBO Headquarters... Home Blingy Office thinking about a lot of things! How can I switch this up? When should I do this or that? Who would I add to the Bling Team this or next year? What would be the new addition to my brand? Well, I have a lot going on and I was reminded that anythings in the arts helps to relax me. Writing, Painting, Recording my vocals, Interviewing amazing people and singing are some of my favorite things to do. I will be writing more often. The original Bling Radio Show blog from 2008 was full of excitement! I was traveling and writing reviews about everything I've experience in the entertainment world.
Today, it hit me! My re-vision for the blingtastic blog is so clear! No schedule! No limits! No genre! Just pure uncut blogging and vlogging! Are you ready???... If you are not ready, I'm giving you a heads up! I will start writing between once a week to once a day. It's a lot that goes on in my day that I can share with you! The year is almost over and the end of the fourth quarter is near... What are your plans for 2017? Have you even started to plan for 2017 yet? I have some amazing things in store! I'll keep you posted! Have a Blingtastic week!
Konfident Miss Bling
Blingy 411: Bravo TV's Married To Medicine Dr. Jackie Walters Presented 50 Shades of Pink Foundation Annual Gala
I had a chance to interview Dr. Jackie before the event. If you missed the show here's the link!
Bravo TV’s “Married to Medicine”,
Dr. Jackie Walters Presented
"50 Shades of Pink Foundation Annual Gala"
The annual foundation presented to a "SOLD OUT AUDIENCE"
Atlanta, GA -October 26, 2016 - On Saturday October 22, 2016, prominent physician, national expert on women’s health and Star of Bravo TV’s “Married to Medicine”, Dr. Jackie Walters hosted the 2016 “50 Shades of Pink Foundation Annual Gala”. Held at The Ballroom At The Carlos Center the star-studded event featured 20 breast cancer warriors who bravely walked the runway wearing featured designer JE’AMOR while displaying their poise, beauty, and triumph over breast cancer. In addition to the fashion, a silent auction, delectable hor d'oeuvres, and first class entertainment; guests experienced an elegant evening of luxury, fashion, and philanthropy. The participating silent auction contributors included both small businesses and major corporations: Proof of The Pudding, Neiman Marcus, Dress JP, Bluemercury, Southwest Airlines, Core Power, Panera Bread, Vera Bradley, Design Essentials, Tootsies,Trader Joe’s , Eclipse Di Luna, Seasons, Fresh Grill, S&S Lux, Ryse, Julian’s, Amber Raw Images, Diptyque Paris, Distinctive, Kate Spade, Kelvin Myers,Atlanta Braves, Fab’rik, Total Wine & More, Free-Flite Bicycles, Brighton Collectibles, DressUp, Jamba Juice, Marble Slab Creamery, Getaway2Give,DermaBlend, The Body Shop, Buckhead Family Dentistry, JO Malone, Soapy Faith, Fuji Floral Design, J.Christopher’s, deshonica kerrie, Remy Martin,Pepperidge Farm, The Wells Luxury Group, Bare Minerals, Harbor Mill, Not As Famous Cookies, European Wax Center, S&k Event Design and Rentals, Classic Event and Party Rentals
Guests and performers included Dr. Heavenly Kimes & Genise Sheldon of Bravo's Married To Medicine, eOne Recording Artist and Actress Demetria McKinney and World Renowned Poet Hank Stewart each performed live. Cox Radio’s Sasha The Diva served as Mistress of Ceremony for the glamorous affair. With the help of key sponsors like Community Foundation For North Georgia, JMW Entertainment, Prost Aware, A CCRM Network Clinic, Taylor Reece Burdette Golf Tournament, Rick & Lakesha Robinson, Holland & Knight, The Cochran Firm Atlanta, and Maternal-Fetal Specialists the “50 Shades of Pink Foundation Annual Gala” was a complete success. Survivors, supporters, caretakers, celebrities and media including BE100 Radio, Essence Online, InDaHouseMedia, Africa TV1, 108 Prasie Radio, and morecame together for one night to celebrate the model's determination and courage after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.
The gala was able to raise vital funds for the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation to ensure the organization can continue supporting thousands of breast cancer survivors worldwide. For more than four years the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation have been supporting breast cancer survivors through their journey. Described as one of the most life changing events, attendees left the gala passionate about increasing the awareness of the organization and its service after hearing the many challenges of those affected.“The event was beyond amazing. I want to thank everyone who made this show a success. I appreciate all of you from the bottom of my heart. All of my breast cancer warriors looked stunning and I could not be more proud of the courage they displayed walking the runway” stated Dr.Jackie.
The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation is a breast cancer awareness organization motivated by sharing the importance of developing a strong system of support and creating an environment of hope and optimism. The organization aims to nurture the psychological and physical well-being of breast cancer warriors and supports the philosophy that awareness and support are needed to fight with confidence and dignity. The 50 Shades of Pink Foundation was established by Dr. Jackie Walters after beating breast cancer twice. Her main goal with the organization is to take care of the men and women who are diagnosed and treated with Breast Cancer. “ Our organization nurtures the person with this disease. I would like to see all Breast Cancer survivors get through this process and start feeling and looking like a champion” explained Dr. Jackie.
To obtain more information on the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, stay informed about upcoming events or to donate to the organization, please visit
About Dr. Jackie Walters
Dr. Jacqueline Walters is changing the world. As a prominent physician, Dr. Jackie (as she is affectionately known) is gaining major acclaim and public notoriety as a national expert on women’s health, a strategic philanthropist and a rising television star.
Dr. Jackie graduated from the University of Mississippi and Alcorn State University earning
dual Bachelor of Science degrees. She later earned her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. In 1997, Dr. Jackie completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University. After residency, she started in private practice where she also became affiliated with Northside Hospital in Atlanta. She has remained in private practice for 18 years.
As a nationally celebrated board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Jackie’s high profile clientele consists of The Braxton’s, rapper TI, and superstar Usher. In her practice, Dr. Jackie merges traditional and steadfast medicine along with a cutting-edge method that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. Her patient-focused approach and compassionate care to a diverse population of patients have afforded her recognition as a premiere medical specialist in her field.
Being a two-time breast cancer survivor, Dr. Jackie understands the effects of personal health challenges. As a dedicated teacher, she has assimilated a Women’s Wellness Program into her practice to help eradicate the increasing number of heart disease cases amongst women. In 2013, Dr. Jackie founded the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, an organization that pays tribute to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, nurturing their psychological and physical well-being. The charity’s mission is to treat the inner and outer beauty of breast cancer survivors. It hosts an annual fundraising luncheon in October that allows the foundation to further awareness through gifting, sponsorship of various health initiatives and family workshops.
In 2013, Dr. Jackie also burst onto the small screen as one of stars of Bravo’s hit reality series Married to Medicine where the esteemed practitioner earned legions of fans for her distinct style, sense of reason, sincere compassion and unrivaled elegance. Dr. Jackie has proved to be an important influence on the show, using the platform to display a positive and successful female image while raising awareness on the health issues that people must face each and every day.
Dr. Jackie resides in Atlanta with her husband Curtis.
Yes its true! I followed my heart and soul in which I relocated back to Georgia! Yes I said back to Georgia because I lived here before in 2012-2013.
I have been doing interviews since 2005. Bling Radio was birthed in the Hip-Hop Studios of Illinois Center for Broadcasting and we converted the show to Blogtalkradio.com in September of 2007.
I know for sure that I will not be on air 3-5 days a week due to school and work, but I will be keeping you in the know with whats going on in media and entertainment even if its not live and just a pre-recorded show. I will keep you posted with the times and dates on social media!
The Blingtastic Return...
The entire time I was gone from here I kept thinking about how I wanted to be back in Atlanta because I declared that this was my second home. In my mind, I was trying to create a blueprint on how I would get back there. I relocated for a job and started my own gospel radio show in Huntsville, Alabama. After being there for 2 years and things were starting to digress, I knew for certain that my time was up in Alabama. I was planning my exit and my grand entrance back to Georgia.
I started traveling to multiple cities to film my TV show and the plans I originally had mapped out started to shift. One thing didn't change and that was me moving back to Georgia. I didn't know exactly where I was going to be, but after traveling and visiting my loved ones in the Midwest, I finally headed back to Atlanta in July...
Blingy Motivation 103....
For an entire year kept pre-scheduling for Bling Radio to start airing again in my mind, but it was so much going on that I couldn't get it done. I knew when I got back to my second home that I was going to return to my first love and doing what I love to do the most, Bling The Airwaves. I got back to hosting shows on my Blingy Birthday, October 3rd (Blingy Motivation 103) and my Blingtastic guest for the day was Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander!
Follow your dreams! When you are passionate about something that you love, you cant go a day without thinking about it. Your heart and soul knows what it craves. Never give up NO MATTER WHAT! Thank you for following the blingtastic journey as I continue to do what I love and make BLINGSTORY!!!!
Konfident Miss Bling
Today is April 11, 2015! I'm always doing something with numbers, so shout out and special thanks to Mama and Daddy Bling with giving me the gift to love numbers the way I do! Lol! Today is 4-11 and my entertainment report that airs on Raw TV RADIO on Power 92 is called the Blingy 411 Report! Since to day holds such significance to me, I'm going to release the re-launch of the Blingy VIP cards today and bless the 1st 5 people who comments on this post with my Blingy VIP card!!! You will be the first ones with the card and receive a lot of perks from local and international businesses. Also, you can get free merchandise from iblingitall.com or free music downloads, discounts on products and services from other Bling Radio Show affiliates.
Many Blingy Blessings to you!
KONFIDENT Miss BLING
Your Blingy Konfident Radio Diva is back! It's been almost 2 years since I wrote anything here. Ive been writing in my journal but I miss expressing myself with my Bling Radio Family! The break was much needed, but it's over now! No more lacking! It's about to be an interesting & blingtastic ride! I've started taking courses to be a Certified Life Coach, Im just about finished and I'm very excited about this journey! As of today, Feb. 1st 2015 I will continue to spread love and positivity through my words and thoughts.
You will be able to feel the words I write in my blogs come off of your laptops and phone screens. You will be able to envision the photos I post as if you were there! You will be able to smell the food that I post. Dance with me as I play the music.... You can live vicariously through me because I will be doing food reviews, business reviews, music reviews, and traveling covering events that I always wanted to cover this year from Huntsville, Alabama to the other side of this country!
Im going to do a tour of Huntsville because everyone keep asking me what is here and why am I here. Im here because this is where GOD has led me to be. I promise its all him because Im a City girl from the Westside of Chicago and I never question the Lord because he has never failed me and being here has been life changing and some of the best days of my life!
My radio schedule for this month is full! You can come here to the blog and check the schedule or check the radio schedule with links to each guest on the show by clicking on the BRS Features tab. Im looking forward to connecting with and inspiring you!
~Konfident Miss Bling~
I'm a fresh face and new on the scene in Huntsville, Alabama, but Im not new on the scene when it comes to doing radio! Ive been in the game since 2007. Ive hosted over 1000 radio shows on my online show, Bling Radio. Created over 150 Blingy 411 Entertainment reports for Raw TV Radio on Power 92.3FM Chicago and now Im the new host of my own Gospel Radio show on WDJL 1000 AM in Huntsville!
I did my first Gospel Radio show on June 6th! More to come! Im just getting started! Planning a meet & greet for the gospel/christian artists and a few events for the summer! Looking forward to meeting you!
Keep it Konfident!
Konfident Miss Bling... Founder/Creator of I Am KONFIDENT LLC, Bling Radio Show & Iblingitall.com