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Watch ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’ With Us Tonight!
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Are you a fan of hip hop? Then you should join us tonight as we chat about the season premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta on WEtv.

This season will feature some of our favorite artists — Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne — and their children. Shad Moss aka Bow Wow is the host who’ll be guiding young moguls in the making like Reginae Carter, daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright, and Zonnique Pullins, daughter of T.I. and Tiny, through the industry. We caught a sneak peek of the first episode and can tell you know that this season will be wild!

Take a look:

About Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta

On this season of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, a tight-knit crew of friends will reveal the perks and perils of being born into Hip-Hop royalty. But as they hustle for independent success, a toxic rivalry unfolds. Unforeseen danger marks Shad Moss aka Bow Wow’s return to ATL when he decides to release his first album in six years. The hip hop child star, now 30-years-old and a father, is ready to bow out of the music industry gracefully with one last hit, but will he make it out unscathed? With a toddler and an on again/off again baby mama in L.A., along with a bad-boy track record and a long rap sheet of women, Bow Wow struggles to stay focused. But his Atlanta family forces him to face the music as they push him to make the ultimate comeback. It’s time for Lil’ Bow Wow to re-enter the music industry as Big Bow Wow under the tutelage of his surrogate fathers, legendary rapper and mega-producer Snoop Dogg, and the “Godfather” of Atlanta hip hop Jermaine Dupri, along with the guidance of Da Brat, the first female solo rapper to sell over 1 million records.

Sound like an entertaining way to spend your Thursday nights for the next 6 weeks? We think so too! Help us kick off the season tonight on Twitter with a fun, engaging chat at 9 PM ET. Joining us will be our partners WEtv, selected bloggers for our six-week campaign, and hopefully, members of the cast.

Chat with you tonight!

Kim Hawk on Women In Travel Summit: ‘Create Your Own Path to Entrepreneurship’

Blogalicious was a proud media partner for this year’s Women in Travel Summit. That partnership spawned a content that travel blogger and entrepreneur Kim Hawk won. Kim is the founder and editor-in-chief of Work Hard Travel Well, a blog and digital resource designed to help entrepreneurs, creatives and aspiring bossed build an empire and travel the world at the same time. 

It goes without saying that Kim had an amazing time at WITS! Here’s a snippet from her time at the summit:

“This year I had the wonderful pleasure of attending the Women in Travel Summit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Women In Travel Summit (WITS) connects travel influencers and travel industry members. The summit is filled with events and sessions that provide influencers and bloggers with tools to increase digital presence and achieve business goals. The summit was brought to my attention from a contest announcement email from the online community, Blogalicious, who was also a 2017 WITS sponsor. Blogalicious is a digital community that elevates women multicultural social media influencers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Blogalicious also has an annual conference that connects social media influencers, leading brands and industry leaders. This year it is in Miami on October 5th-8th.

“It is good to attend a conference related to your field and audience because it will help you learn how to best monetize your blog and content, connect and build friendships with other bloggers and get the word out about your blog, product or projects. As a blogger and social media influencer, you can never learn enough. Technology and best practices constantly change. Here are 5 things I learned from the 2017 Women in Travel Summit (#Wits17).”

We know — this is a tease! Kim shared some amazing tips. To get the full article, read it here.

Congratulations on your win again, Kim. A special thank you to Women in Travel Summit.

#TribeUp! Blogalicious Weekend 2017 Call for Speakers is Now Open!

Application deadline: 8PM EST, June 2, 2017

Our 2017 Conference Theme is…

#TribeUp

Everywhere we turn, we’re seeing the spirit of Tribes make its presence known. Whether in the form of an Instagram pod or a Facebook community; a podcast audience or a Slack group, the desire to form a circle of like-minded individuals with a common goal and respected leadership is everywhere. And here’s the secret that us influencers have known all along: the level of engagement within a well-led tribe is through the roof. This is exciting, not only for content creators, but for media and marketers, too.

As so keenly put by Seth Godin almost a decade ago:

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
(Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us)

We want to take that notion one step further and highlight your ‘how.’ What are some of the smartest, most fun, and most powerful ways you’ve gone about building your tribe?
For our 9th annual Blogalicious Weekend, we’re celebrating the importance of tribes — the trusted communities that each of you has built and are so expertly leading. In doing so, we’re paying homage to our tribe of multicultural, social media enthusiasts who continually build and foster platforms; destinations, resources, collaborations and connections that bring to light movements, information, life-hacks and social issues to the world around them. From where we stand, “Tribe” is not just another “it” word, but a way of life and sense of kinship that elevates everyone and everything around us. With an inspired tribe, the ability to make change and leave a legacy is beyond limits

It’s time to #TribeUp!

 

Interested in speaking? Great! Here’s what you need to know about the call for speakers:

Click Here to fill out the application.
Please read the instructions carefully!

Event date is October 5-8th, 2017. When applying, please be available to speak that weekend.

We read/view every single submission. You will receive an email notice notifying that your application has been received.

Application deadline is Friday, June 2nd! We’re on a very tight deadline so for this reason, absolutely NO exceptions.

Decision day is Sunday, June 25, 2017. You will receive an email notification from Blogalicious letting you know if your submission has been accepted or declined with next steps. Please do not email Blogalicious before that date.

Your submission should be focused on serving the needs of the attendees with our theme in mind. Clearly state on what significant offering and takeaways you will be providing our community.

This year we are curating a more streamlined event program. We’re looking for intermediate to advanced level facilitators to guide our community.  Our agenda this year includes masterclasses, siestas and tribe gatherings. With that said, as much as we would love to, we cannot accept every single submission.

Selected Speakers will receive complimentary Influencers registration for Blogalicious Weekend. You will be responsible for covering your own lodging and transportation.

Be yourself! Show your personality! #TribeUP!

 

Part 2: Notable Keynotes and Celebs that Showed Up and Showed Out at Blogalicious Weekend

[Read Part 1, HERE]

Blogalicious 2013: Harriette Cole, Luvvie Ajayi and Elisa Camahort-Page

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2013 was a big year for Blogalicious – it was our 5th birthday! That year we returned to Atlanta and celebrated our milestone with a bang. Life stylist and motivational speaker, Harriette Cole moved participants to tears (literally) in her VIP workshop on Mastering Your Elevator Pitch; while Luvvie Ajayi and Kailei Carr served as the perfect hostesses of the Scandal Premiere Watch Party presented by XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com – the Olivia Pope outfits were fiyah!!

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And rounding out our ‘Create.Build.Fund’ theme was none other than Elisa Camahort Page, co-founder of BlogHer, who gave one of our most impactiful keynotes on Funding Your Dream: What to know, who to know, and perhaps most importantly: What NOT to do. Our 5th birthday was pretty awesome, don’t you think?

 

Blogalicious 2014: Derreck Kayongo, Lamman Rucker and Issa Rae

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CNN Hero Derreck Kayongo’s energy was infectious! He shared his story about how his Global Soap Project came to be and then ended the keynote by getting us all to participate in a song. We’re inspired by the work he continues to do through his current role as CEO of the National Center for Human and Civil Rights.

 

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OWN Greenleaf actor, Lamman Rucker visited Blogalicious 2014 and spent quality time with the men at a private luncheon hosted by Toyota. Following the lunch, the meet and greet line to take a photo with Lamman extended well past the ballroom doors. Ladies and babies alike loved having him there! He was gracious, funny and had a heart of gold.

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We had the pleasure and good time of listening to Issa Rae give a keynote Q&A moderated by another media maven, Luvvie Ajayi. Issa gave us insight into the not-so-glamorous work that has gone into her ascent from YouTuber to premium cable TV series producer and actress. We took all the notes.

 

Blogalicious 2015:  Hon. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Paul Carrick Brunson, Natasha Eubanks, Ana Flores and Mahisha Dellinger

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In 2015 we hosted Blogalicious Weekend in Baltimore. It was a somber time because the city was on high alert due to the high profile Freddie Gray case. Baltimore city Mayor, the Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake talked about her rise into politics and how naysayers tried to stop her path to greatness.  “You can’t imagine how a fly haircut and lip gloss can affect some people.” Word.

 

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Blogalicious co-founder, Stacey Ferguson moderated a panel featuring YBF Founder: Natasha Eubanks, We All Grow Latina Founder: Ana Flores, serialprenuer: Paul Carrick Brunson and Curlz Founder: Mahisha Dellinger. They dropped gems about how they’ve built their empires and gave the attendees the encouragement to stay the course.

Blogalicious 2016: Nely Galán and Ramon Ray 

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Nely opened Blogalicious weekend by sharing how one defining moment in her career inspired her to make a shift and start her multi-million business empire. She also emphasized that each woman should be her own Prince Charming. Women should set out to create their own rich life in every way. Another thing she said: “buy buildings, not shoes!”

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Ramon Ray, Publisher and Exeutive Editor of Smart Hustle Magazine closed Blogalicious Weekend sharing his secret sauce for getting the media talking about YOU and your product or service.  The sauce was so tasty, that 45 minutes was simply not enough time for Ramon and Justice Fergie told him to keep talking for another fifteen minutes! The attendees loved his informative talk and his energy was infectious.

As you can see, we’ve been SO fortunate to have so many amazing speakers grace our stage. Each year, our keynotes bring a different set of perspectives, motivation and energy to our event that we hope stick with your for months afterwards. We’re all about lifting one another up and learning from these captains of industry is so critical to our mission. Oh, and the occasional appearance from a comedian-R&B singer-spokesmodel-rap legend-TV Chef doesn’t hurt either!

Blogalicious 2017: Who would YOU want to see this year? 

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Comment below or tweet us at @beblogalicious with your suggestions!

 

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