• VOTE or Hush 2012: UPDATE

    Originally Posted 11/6/2012 @ 11:30am CST by Kitty Y. Williams For those of you who always have something to say, something to complain about, but never do anything about particularly political or government related issues, I say this to you from the bottom of my heart: Stop complaining about the government and all of its conspiracies and inequalities if you Refuse to vote to change it. Your action or inaction is still a choice, it matters either way. The policies will affect your life one way or another. So be smart, don't stay in the dark. Don't be fooled by hypocrites who tell you that you don't matter when they've already cast their votes. You matter. Good day and good luck. May the best Man win. God willing. ***Update*** Thank you for voting America! While I know that not everyone agrees, I do believe President Obama is sincere and will do his best to make our country a better America. Like him, I truly hope that all the Leaders of our country, regardless of

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  • The Ultimate Warrior: P.O.E.T. Blaq Ice

    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 59-63. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ P.O.E.T. Organization  by Kitty Y. Williams You know what time it is! Let’s talk Poetry. In our very first issue we interviewed Chicago Spiritual Poet ‘Chill’. In our second issue we featured Milwaukee/Houston Christian Poet Monica Matthews. And now, it’s time to introduce you to Chicago’s ‘International Spoken Word Life Artist’, Blaq Ice. He’s from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country who instead of becoming another statistic, chose to use his God given talents for good. He has been granted the power to reach the hearts and minds of youth, his community and audiences worldwide. Below in this Exclusive Interview, we discuss Blaq Ice’s long journey, his motivations, struggles and why it is important for him to be a pillar of strength, knowledge and sacrifice in a polluted Entertainment industry. In high school you realized

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  • Update: Christian Poet Monica Matthews

    - As seen in the Oct/Dec 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Page 25. Official Website Monica Matthews is a Houston Poet, Author, Mentor, and Motivational Speaker by way of Milwaukee, WI. Her style of writing and performing has been recognized within her community as being an influential source, impacting the mind, body, and spirits of her captivated audiences. Founder of the group Christian Poetics, Monica’s goal is to uplift Jesus Christ through Spoken Word Poetry. Her mission is to engage other Artists with similar interests to collaborate their gifts, talents, and resources to establish a broader community for Christian Artist networking. Her brand also includes mentorship of underprivileged and at-risk youth, and positive self image campaigns for teenage girls. We featured Monica in an Exclusive seven page interview by Kitty Y. Williams in our July/Sep 2012 issue of The Indiegator. Her debut CD titled "In Me" was released August 3, 2012, and is now available on her

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  • Echoes from the Motherland with Mfon Abel Ekene!

    - As seen in the July/Sep 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 57-62. Facebook │ Twitter A Man With ‘Two Face’ Has to Be Very Interesting! by Mfon Abel Ekene What would you do in the middle of your sleep if you spotted a man with two faces slip into your room? Scream? Faint? Cry or Be Afraid? However you may react, it is not an experience that any human wishes for… maybe we may secretly wish it for our enemy but certainly not the ones we love… Literally, a man with two faces may be considered a monster but musically in Africa, a man in the company of ‘two face’ has to be proud and feel on top of the world! That is because there can be only one man that fits that description. That can only be arguably Africa’s most famous Music Artiste alive, 2face Idibia (Tuface Idibia). The name 2face is such a big brand in Africa that from the streets of Lagos to the city of Johannesburg and up to the beautiful city of Nairobi it is respected, revered and idolized. 2face

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  • Milwaukee Christian Poet Monica Matthews

    - As seen in the July/Sep 2012 issue of The Indiegator, Pages 33-38 Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ YouTube by Kitty Y. Williams Monica Matthews, a Spoken Word Artist and Motivational Speaker, first waltzed onto our radar in April 2012 at Lyrics Poetry Lounge in Houston, TX. Hosted by Poet AJ McQueen and Comedian/Musician Mic Tunez, the night was definitely one to remember, especially for us first timers. The Indiegator was initially there just to support Chicago Spiritual Poet "Chill" who traveled down south to perform at the venue and feature in our April/June issue. But as the night went on, as every new Poet stepped on the stage to share their pieces amidst candlelit tables, live piano playing, and free gourmet food, we couldn't help but stick around a while longer and bask in the atmosphere of peace, love and creativity. The theme for the night seemed to be spiritually geared. Of all the performers that evening, Monica Matthews most certainly stood out as

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  • Special Report: A Collection of Brothers

    - As seen in the April/June 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Pages 19-22. - Article Short Link: Facebook │ Twitter  We here at The INDIEgator™ recently learned about a “Special” Collection of Brothers over in Arlington, TX.  They are a unique organization headquartered at The University of Texas at Arlington and founded in 2006 by five African-American male students on campus as a means of social networking and fellowship. The group is NOT limited to any one race and they focus on Unity, Fellowship and Serving others. The mission of A Collection of Brothers is to create better Leaders and Role Models while serving and giving back to their campus and surrounding community. While some people are more inclined to be suspicious of groups of young, predominately African American males, this is one clan you should embrace without fear. Below is our Exclusive Interview with the current President of the organization, Emanuel Williams. The INDIEgator: What made you get

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  • What’s GNU With AtLas’

    - As seen in the April/June 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Pages 69-72. - Article Short Link: Official GNU Website │ Official HHS Website │ Facebook │ Myspace  │ GNU Videos AtLas' Videos │ @polaryss │ @WhatsGNUmusic │ @hiphopsisters │ @kweendom │@likwuid @rhymelikeagirl                                         by Kitty Y. Williams AtLas’ is one Hip Hop Sister who has been on my radar for a number of years now. I first heard her music on some tracks Kenny Dubb had produced and she had featured with him on them. In a time where people are always saying real Hip Hop is dead, it’s very reassuring to know that there are still real musicians out there keeping the art alive. In the case of AtLas’, she really has no choice due to some major Hip Hop ties plus being from the region where it all got started. About AtLas' “AtLas', as the name implies, has accepted the responsibility of shouldering the weight of

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  • Finding The Perfect Mate: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    - As seen in the April/June 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Pagse 42-44. - Article Short Link: Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter  │ Linked In from Break Up, Don’t Break Down by D. Ivan Young Ready for the love of your life? Here’s what you need to know. Finding someone to occupy your time is easy, but pinpointing that special someone who meets your requirements, that’s another story. Seemingly a daunting task, here are some things that will give you a decided advantage. By following this list, you will lessen your chance of getting Mr. or Ms. Wrong, while greatly improving the odds of finding Mr. or Ms. Right. Taken from Break Up, Don’t Break Down by D. Ivan Young adopted exclusively for The INDIEgator Magazine™. What people say is one thing, what they do is another. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth will speak. Where a person’s heart is, is where they put their treasure. Pay attention to the little things that people do; it speaks volumes!

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  • The Ex Factor: How to Survive the Drama

    - As seen in the April/June 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Pages 39-41 - Article Short Link: - As originally posted on Kayo Branded's Official Website. Twitter │ Email THE EX FACTOR: HOW TO SURVIVE THE DRAMA by Kayo Branded They lied, cheated, the two of you broke up and got back together. They lied, they cheated, the two of you broke up and got back together. They lied, cheated, you bought you some sense, packed up your clothes and kids, moved, and then the drama began. It is amazing how as long as you are fighting to save a wrong relationship, the party who is causing the issues has no issue until you decide you want better for yourself. From harassing phone calls, showing up at your job, threatening emails, and multiple calls to your mama, I think we all can benefit from a crash course in Dealing with Exes 101. Now if both of you have come to a mature agreement about chucking the deuces and have decided to remain friends, consider yourself blessed with no stress, but

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  • Hollywood Comes To Houston!

    - As seen in the April/June 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Page 51 - Article Short Link: - As originally seen on JB's official website. Official Website │ Facebook │ Twitter April 1, 2012 There was no April Fool’s joking around going on during the Hollywood Fashion Show benefiting “Share a Basket Foundation” a non-profit organization located in New Orleans, LA, “This was a dream of mines, and each year I want to be able to support a non-profit organi-zing” said Ms. Hollywood the show creator. It was an elegant and upscale event that was held at Ayva Lounge inHouston,TX. The setting was intimate, and grand which brought out the innerHollywood in all that attended. Nnete from 97.9 FM Madd Hatta’s Morning Show had the pleasure of emceeing the event. © SweetToothMedia.com The hour consisted of attire by some ofHouston’s own Designers such as Revamped, Sumptuous Sulay, Haute Chic Boutique, and Hollywood Fashions. All of the Designers and Boutique

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