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BVP - Speak Up and Inspire Episode #1

   


This is the pilot episode for the Speak Up and Inspire Series brought to you by The Butterfly Visions Project.  The first episode was filmed at the Haylo Healing Arts Studio in Charlotte and the episode features various brave women speaking up and sharing their experiences on how overcame domestic violence and sexual assault situations.  Each of the women featured on the show also give information on how others can take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault.  Get more information on the Butterfly Visions Project at the official website http://www.ButterflyVisionsProject.org

via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/07/bvp-speak-up-and-inspire-episode-1.htm


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The Leap on Faith

   

The Leap on Faith




How do you know if you can fly or not, if you don't ever take that leap? In life, we often miss out on many blessings due to fear of the unknown. As humans, we often lean on the side of caution because we are taught that taking big risks is often met with stress and failure. That was my mind set before building the courage to take this leap. While we always try to be proactive by planning accordingly, nobody can account for mishaps that may deter our dreams. Those mishaps can often shape us into the person that we become, because they help to build our character. With that in mind, the magnitude of this project was something that I had never experienced before. It began with true-life events that occurred in my life, which fueled life altering emotions that I memorialized in writing. Each chapter traces my journey to the person that I am today by capturing all of my victories and triumphs. Every single lyric chronicles my life in my own words; no alternative facts or fake news, just my real-life experiences. For example, the song "My Worth," examines the discussions between DA and Daniel from their own perspectives and give insight on how misleading the glass house often is. In addition, the song "What If," was basically me questioning myself and the revelation of life if I were to lose everything and my eventual reaction. I wrote "Fed Up" from a female's perspective being mindful of the unfair treatment that many ladies face in relationships. Being a man who admittedly broke a couple of hearts and had my heart broken, I tried to capture the emotions fairly from both sides. In everything, there should be communication, sacrifice, and most importantly appreciation for one another and my hope was to write a song that spoke to those attributes and lack of. Lastly, the song "The Prayer," explores my personal journey and relationship and discussions with God. This was the pivotal moment in my life that gave way to my decision to Let Go and Let God. I asked God for guidance in finding my purpose, which lead to my decision to take the Leap. It's said that all you need in life to success is faith, determination, and the will to continue when all else fails. Ask and you shall receive for he will bless you with abundance. With that being said, I have officially taken "The Leap" and I am taking it "On Faith". Please join me in my journey. 




via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/07/the-leap-on-faith.htm


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NEW MUSIC: "Bully" by MASON PARKER

   

NEW MUSIC:  "Bully" by MASON PARKER


Listen to the new single "BULLY" by rising Blacktopia featured emcee MASON PARKER at the direct link below

https://soundcloud.com/mason-parker-1/bully

Get more updates on Mason Parker at his official website.  

http://www.IAmMasonParker.com

via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/new-music-bully-by-mason-parker.htm


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Blacktopian singer NIKIA will perform at the HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR on June 23rd!



Blacktopia featured artist and singer Nikia will perform at the HEALTH AND WELLNESS Fair on June 23rd!  Come on out!  The information is on the flyer above.
Purchase the new single "DO U" by Nikia on iTunes at this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/do-u-feat-johnny-will-single/1373138560
and everywhere music is being sold digitally.  



via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/blacktopian-singer-nikia-will-perform.htm


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MELINDA SMITH responds to TWICY'S "Faithful Girl"



Renowned poetess and author Melinda "Phoenix Flames" Smith speaks about Ghanaian pop sensation Twicy about his latest single "Faithful Girl".  After listening to the Blacktopia featured artist's new single this is what she had to say about the record.....

"We need more music like this glorifying woman instead of downgrading us. It's more faithful women out here then society recognizes." - Melinda "Phoenix Flames" Smith

True indeed! 

Listen to Twicy's single "Faithful Girl" at https://www.spreaker.com/episode/14737110

Purchase Melinda's new book VENTING FOR RELEASE at https://www.sunshinebrpublications.com/melinda-smith







via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/melinda-smith-responds-to-twicys.htm


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Blacktopia Interview with Melinda "Phoenix Flames" Smith



Take a look at our recent one on one interview with rising Blacktopian author / poetess Melinda "Phoenix Flames" Smith.  In this interview Melinda talks about the thought process behind her book of poetry Venting For Release, touches on a little bit of her background and more!  Get into the beautiful mind of this amazing woman of words, Melinda "Phoenix Falmes" Smith.  

Blacktopia:  Hello Melinda, how are you?Melinda Smith:  I am great!

Blacktopia:  How would you describe yourself as an author / poet?Melinda:  (Lol) accidental.  I honestly didn't set out to be an author.  I read a few pieces for a good friend of mine Aliscia for her radio show and she was like "what else you got" I let her read my journal and the rest is history, but if I had a word it would be inspirational. 



Blacktopia:  How would you describe your latest book, "Venting For Release"? Melinda: It's actually my real personal journal of what I was going through at that time. Literally venting when I couldn't sleep I would just start writing.  I would get so deep in writing that sometimes half the stuff I had written I couldn't remember writing. I would be that deep in the zone.Venting for Release is a collections of thoughts that I put on paper instead off acting them out in real life.  I started writing as a therapeutic release from life problems Everything I have written have came from real life experiences and it turned into Venting for Release.

Blacktopia:  What were some of the things you experienced that inspired you to write the pieces you did for the book? Melinda:  Man a lot of hurt and betrayal. My first husband was arrested for child molestation and statutory rape.  Lost my job lost my car ended up homeless with 3 kids.  Staying from pillar to post.  Found out just how fake and deceitful some church folks really are people stole from me what little I had. A whole lot of manipulation. A plethora of experiences went into the pieces in this book



Blacktopia:  Was there any piece that was too hard for you to write?Melinda:  I really can't say that any of them were hard too write. The hardest part were to re-read them and realize that man girl you've been through a lot.

Blacktopia:  How did you hook up with Sunshine Blackrose Publications?  Why did you decide to release the book with them?Melinda:  Me and Aliscia met through Facebook.  I had wrote something and sent it to her for one of her God Squad Radio show programs.  It was something simple but encouraging. We just started talking and became really good friends.  I explained to her that I think it's time I tell my story and send her a rough draft of VentIng for Release. I trusted her judgment and her work ethic.  She's fair and honest and I knew she would do right by my work by not changing it and help me become the artist I wanted to be. Or better yet the artist I had know idea I would become (lol)



Blacktopia:  Do you have any other writing projects in the works or plan to release anything else soon?Melinda:  I have another book of poetry coming soon called "Cleaning out the Clutter of a Sleepless Mind." Just a whole bunch of randomness. I am also working on my autobiography my Tradramedy (tragedy, drama, comedy) of somethings I've been through.

Blacktopia:  What is one random fact about you?Melinda:  Huge Star wars fan.

Blacktopia:  Is there anything else you would like to plug or mention in this interview?  Melinda:  I also do year round taxes, I'm a credit repair agent and I sell paparazzi jewelry.


Purchase Melinda's book "Venting For Release" at the direct link below https://www.sunshinebrpublications.com/melinda-smith


via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/blacktopia-interview-with-melinda.htm


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Update on the SPEAK UP AND INSPIRE SERIES Filming for Episode II














TO ALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND ANYONE WITH A PRODUCT, SERVICE OR BRAND, if you would like to sponsor the upcoming FILMING of the next installment of the SPEAK UP AND INSPIRE SERIES contact Tiffany at 980 288 7727!  

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ADVERTISE WITH BLACKTOPIA!  E-mail us atBlacktopiaBusiness@gmail.com
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Renewed Inspiration is an organization founded by Klarissa Byers to help underprivileged and at risk teenage girls by helping them further their education, positive goal setting and self esteem building workshops and activities, counseling, and life preparation.  Get more information on Renewed Inspiration by visiting the official website at http://www.RenewedInspiration.org
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Take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault!  Visit theButterfly Visions Project official website to find out how you can take a stand.  http://www.ButterflyVisionsProject.org
_________________________________________________________The book Venting for Release: Expression of a Sleepless Mind is how the author Melinda Smith dealt with a very dark period in her life. It's a collection of expressions that went through her mind when she couldn't sleep. Writing the pieces that have created this book kept Melinda from falling into a very deep depression.  You will experience poems of anger, self reflection, and rediscovery of who she is in the great Creator.  She is a child of God.Purchase the book at this direct link
https://www.sunshinebrpublications.com/melinda-smith
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Listen to talk radio at it's finest, BIG WOO RADIO athttp://www.BigWooRadio.com



via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/update-on-speak-up-and-inspire-series.htm


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#TalentTuesday:  Mason Parker THE PAPERBACK HERO SAGA BOOK ONE: FREE MASON (Full Album)


Stream Mason Parker's entire Paperback Hero Saga Book One: Free Mason here at the embedded link above.  Get more updates on Mason Parker by visiting his official website at http://www.IAmMasonParker.com

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ADVERTISE WITH BLACKTOPIA!  E-mail us atBlacktopiaBusiness@gmail.com
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Renewed Inspiration is an organization founded by Klarissa Byers to help underprivileged and at risk teenage girls by helping them further their education, positive goal setting and self esteem building workshops and activities, counseling, and life preparation.  Get more information on Renewed Inspiration by visiting the official website at http://www.RenewedInspiration.org
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Take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault!  Visit theButterfly Visions Project official website to find out how you can take a stand.  http://www.ButterflyVisionsProject.org
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The book Venting for Release: Expression of a Sleepless Mind is how the author Melinda Smith dealt with a very dark period in her life. It's a collection of expressions that went through her mind when she couldn't sleep. Writing the pieces that have created this book kept Melinda from falling into a very deep depression.  You will experience poems of anger, self reflection, and rediscovery of who she is in the great Creator.  She is a child of God.Purchase the book at this direct link
https://www.sunshinebrpublications.com/melinda-smith

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Listen to talk radio at it's finest, BIG WOO RADIO athttp://www.BigWooRadio.com

via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/mason-parker-paperback-hero-saga-book.htm


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The Short film TWERK is COMING SOON!

   

The Short film TWERK is COMING SOON!



Geechee One Productions brings you the short film TWERK produced and directed by Blacktopian Felicia Rivers!  The movie will be available on AMAZON mid JUNE!  Keep checking back for more updates.
______________________________________________________ADVERTISE WITH BLACKTOPIA!  E-mail us atBlacktopiaBusiness@gmail.com________________________________________________________Renewed Inspiration is an organization founded by Klarissa Byers to help underprivileged and at risk teenage girls by helping them further their education, positive goal setting and self esteem building workshops and activities, counseling, and life preparation.  Get more information on Renewed Inspiration by visiting the official website at http://www.RenewedInspiration.org________________________________________________________Take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault!  Visit theButterfly Visions Project official website to find out how you can take a stand.  http://www.ButterflyVisionsProject.org_________________________________________________________The book Venting for Release: Expression of a Sleepless Mind is how the author Melinda Smith dealt with a very dark period in her life. It's a collection of expressions that went through her mind when she couldn't sleep. Writing the pieces that have created this book kept Melinda from falling into a very deep depression.  You will experience poems of anger, self reflection, and rediscovery of who she is in the great Creator.  She is a child of God.Purchase the book at this direct link
https://www.sunshinebrpublications.com/melinda-smith

________________________________________________________Listen to talk radio at it's finest, BIG WOO RADIO athttp://www.BigWooRadio.com

via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/the-short-film-twerk-is-coming-soon.htm


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New single from NIKIA "Do U" is NOW AVAILABLE

   

New single from NIKIA "Do U" is NOW AVAILABLE


Listen to the clip of the new single from soul singer Nikia titled "Do U" (featuring Johnny Will) by clicking the embedded youtube link above.  The single is now available everywhere music is being sold digitally.

You can also purchase on iTunes here at this direct link
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/do-u-feat-johnny-will-single/1373138560



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______________________________________________________ADVERTISE WITH BLACKTOPIA!  E-mail us atBlacktopiaBusiness@gmail.com________________________________________________________Renewed Inspiration is an organization founded by Klarissa Byers to help underprivileged and at risk teenage girls by helping them further their education, positive goal setting and self esteem building workshops and activities, counseling, and life preparation.  Get more information on Renewed Inspiration by visiting the official website at http://www.RenewedInspiration.org________________________________________________________Take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault!  Visit theButterfly Visions Project official website to find out how you can take a stand.  http://www.ButterflyVisionsProject.org_________________________________________________________The book Venting for Release: Expression of a Sleepless Mind is how the author Melinda Smith dealt with a very dark period in her life. It's a collection of expressions that went through her mind when she couldn't sleep. Writing the pieces that have created this book kept Melinda from falling into a very deep depression.  You will experience poems of anger, self reflection, and rediscovery of who she is in the great Creator.  She is a child of God.Purchase the book at this direct link
https://www.sunshinebrpublications.com/melinda-smith

________________________________________________________Listen to talk radio at it's finest, BIG WOO RADIO athttp://www.BigWooRadio.com

via: http://www.blacktopia.org/2018/06/new-single-from-nikia-do-u-is-now.htm


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