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These are the times we need to applaud the video vixens.
Former video vixen Melyssa Ford, who has long since turned in her video attire, recently joined a major real estate company. According to Allhiphop.com, Ford has joined Blu Realty Group, a full-service luxury real estate company in Nww York. She’s joining the team as a real estate broker so you know she’s going to use her contacts in the entertainment world to bring big dollars to the company.
Blu Realty is a very serious player in the real estate industry. Owned by Chadad and Moshe Balalo, Blu Realty closed over $100 million in property sales last year. That’s huge for a somewhat small company.
Ford, who has a degree in Forensic Psychology, took an intense three month class at Blu Realty which included training from a real estate teacher and mentoring from the owners.
Chadad Balalo is very eager to get started:
“We are extremely excited to have Melyssa on board with Blu Realty. Ms. Ford will add a high net worth clientele base to our already diverse client list in New York.”
Ford has actually already help them close a $15 million deal in New York. It looks like she is ready to take this new career by storm!
Do you have any side hustles? Have you switched careers completely to possibly fulfill a new passion?
There are tons of award shows devoted to honoring musicians and actors but the African American Literary Awards are the only awards that take the time out to highlight the accomplishments of black writers. The awards were created by Yvette Hayward, a public relations executive who worked extensively with black authors. Now in its 7th year the show draws some pretty big names. Madame Noire attended the show and spoke with several special guests.
If you found yourself captivated by the erotic tales in Karinne Steffans’ novel, “Confessions of A Video Vixen”, you may (or may not) be pleased to learn that they were more like fairy tales. In a collection of recently released confessionals the former video model reveals that the stories which were represented as memoirs of her life as a video model and all the passionate affairs she was involved with many power players in the hip-hop industry were indeed false.
“I’m a writer. I write Shyte. The vixen doesn’t exist. You can’t tell people that
because they don’t believe that. It was all fabricated. I didn’t even name my
books. Confessions of a Video Vixen is not…I would have never named that book that. Somebody else named that book….I don’t want to be on TV. I don’t want to do any of this. This is ridiculous. I want to be anonymous. I want to be anonymous. Authors are supposed to be anonymous.”
Writer? Questionable. Drama Queen? Definitely. Read the rest of this entry »
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There is something about Drake. We can’t deny it.
Even being the day his much anticipated album, Thank Me Later, hits stores we still can’t figure out what his mass appeal is…but we have some guesses. Maybe it’s his confident cool under lyrical pressure. Could it be his GQ-esque looks? Perhaps it’s his stylist– always putting him in clean cut attire. Or maybe it’s all of those factors, coupled with the fact that he’s Canadian that sets him apart.