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  • Mariah Carey's Wicked Witch Says It's Officially Holiday Season

    The queen of Christmas has spoken. If Mariah Carey ever gets tired of being the "Queen of Christmas" she might be able to switch over to the "Queen of Halloween" if her latest Instagram post is any indication. In what is becoming a tradition of its own; members of Carey's devoted fan base wait on the "All I Want For Christmas" singer to signal when they can begin playing the singer's holiday classic signaling the beginning of the holiday season. According to Carey, that time is when the clock strikes 12 on Halloween. In the latest post, Carey dresses up like a sexy witch (or her altar-ego Bianca) and in true Carey fashion hops on a Peleton. The whole moment is reminiscent of her iconic episode of MTV Cribs. Are you ready for the Holiday Season?

  • Fat Joe Host BET Awards Tonight

    NEW YORK, NY - October 4, 2022 - Hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe, the “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 premieres tonight, October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. The annual celebration brings together the hottest names in music while paying homage to the year’s best in Hip Hop culture. “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 will also be simulcast on BET Her, MTV2 and VH1. “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 will premiere internationally via live stream on BET Africa on Thursday, October 5, and on BET France, My5, and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as on MTV Brazil and BET Pluto Brazil all on Friday, October 7. ”BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 features red hot performances by Armani White Clipse, Fivio Foreign, King Combs, Jeezy, Kodak Black, Lil Tjay, French Montana, Joey Bada$$, Bleu, EST Gee, Glo Rilla, Moneybagg Yo, N.O.R.E, and Pusha T. An all-star tribute to the iconic LOUD Records and its pioneering founder Steve Rifkindclosed the show out with a legendary lineup of David Banner featuring Lil’ Flip, Dead Prez, Mobb Deep with Lil’ Kim, M.O.P., Remy Ma and Fat Joe, Three 6 Mafia, and Wu-Tang Clan. Baby Tate, Big Boss Vette, Deetranada, Guapdad 4000, Jayson Cash, Ray Vaughn, Reuben Vincent, Sa-Roc, Sauce Walka, and Topaz Jones blazed the stage in the highly anticipated cyphers followed by a digital-exclusive cypher featuring rising stars Armani Caesar, Kentheman, Nana, Navelle Hice, OT The Real, and Yung Pooda. The Hip Hop celebration begins with "Rap City ‘22" special at 8 PM ET/PT, hosted by Big Tigger. “Rap City ‘22” will celebrate the culture and feature exclusive interviews with Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma, Rapsody, G Herbo, Ice Spice, DJ Drama, and more! #RapCity The series finale of “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic” premieres at 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT with a special “BET Hip Hop Awards” Edition including appearances by Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Ice Cube, Jadakiss, Method Man, Redman, Raekwon, Remy Ma, RZA, Styles P, Swizz Beatz, Too $hort, Xzibit, Warren G and more. Recently relaunched BET Jams joins the “BET Hip Hop Awards” celebration with re-airings of “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2021, “Rap City ‘21,” “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: HHA Edition” 2021, and a “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 dedicated video block highlighting nominees, presenters, performers, and cyphers. The BET Jams takeover will continue its celebration of Hip Hop with an airing of “No Limit Chronicles” and video blocks featuring No Limit artists followed by the launch of the new music video block series “Tap In” on Friday, October 7. Viewers can visit the official site at BET.com/HipHopAwards, to get up-to-date info on this year’s trailblazing “BET Hip Hop Awards,” take a look back on past awards, and peer into the future with hot new original digital series and offerings. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to multiple BET social media platforms: On Twitter by using the hashtag #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET. On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards.

  • Developing You, Your Best Asset!

    Easy and Effective Personal Career Growth Strategies That Really Work! photo credit: Ketut Subiyan Personal Career Growth Strategies There are many important considerations when creating a career development plan. You should think about your skill set, your values, and what you want to accomplish in the future. The most important thing to remember is that this is an ongoing process, and it's not just about setting goals. It's also about staying on track so you can stay motivated and continue progressing towards those goals. photo credit: Tima Miroshnichenko There is no one-size-fits-all plan that works for everyone, but there are some things you can do to ensure that you’re staying on track to achieve your career goals. Create Your Plan photo credit: Monstera In order to create a professional development plan, you need to figure out what skills and knowledge you want to focus on and what goals you want to achieve. To make sure that your plan is working for you, it’s important to set milestones and keep track of how well your skills are improving over time. 1. Write down your goals. 2. Create a timeline for how long you’ll need to achieve each goal. 3. Identify the skills that you need to develop in order to achieve your goals. 4. Brainstorm with others in your company and identify the type of training or development that will help you reach your goals. 5. Determine what resources you need in order to get the training or development that you want. Furthering Your Skills and Education To start, it’s important to think about what skill sets you want to develop and how those skills will help you achieve your career goals. Next, consider how much time and resources you would need in order to reach those goals. The most common professional course of action is to go back to college for further studies, but this can be expensive and time-consuming. You may want to look for a school that offers online courses or online degrees. Online education provides many benefits, including convenience and affordability. You can incorporate your education into your work and family schedule and proceed at your own pace. photo credit:Tony Schnagl Consider completing a professional development course. This is helpful if you already have some experience in a specific field. For example, if you have experience or knowledge in computer software or applications, you can begin a computer programing career by taking online professional development courses. These classes train you in how to program in different languages how to aid in website building and development. Choose from online computer programing courses, and at the end of the course, you can take an assessment to validate your skills. Network Networking is a skill that takes time and effort to master. It is not easy to make new friends in your industry and it is even harder to maintain old friendships. photo credit: Mikhail Nilov 1) Be proactive about reaching out to people you admire 2) Join professional groups on LinkedIn 3) Reach out to people you see on social media 4) Attend events where professionals gather 5) Introduce yourself to people who have mutual connections with your friends or colleagues 6) Use the right tools for networking, like social media, email, and phone calls 7) Keep track of who you meet and what they do so that you can remember them later 8) Follow up after an event or meeting Joining a professional association can be beneficial for your career. It can help you build a network and make connections with people who are in the same field as you. Some professional associations also offer free or discounted courses and workshops that can help you learn new skills and improve your career. They may also provide opportunities to attend events, conferences, and seminars, as well as job postings. Stay on Track It is not easy to stay on track with your career goals. You might find yourself struggling with a difficult transition or you may feel like you are not fulfilling your potential. It can be hard to stay motivated and focused when you are faced with these situations. That’s when keeping a journal or diary can be helpful. Or keep a whiteboard with your goals and timeline outlined that you can see every day to help you stay motivated. photo credit: Andrea Piacquadi By having a clear goal and a carefully crafted plan on how you’ll achieve it, you can begin setting your new career path goals in motion. Furthering your education with online training and professional development will give you the tools to make your career dreams a reality. And networking with others in your field can help you find your place to grow and succeed. For more career resources and job posting be sure to join and follow Iconcity.org/jobs. At the Icon City Organization, we believe that all people deserve the opportunity to chart their own professional destinies regardless of culture, sexual orientation, or access to resources. That is why we focus on empowering artists and entrepreneurs from underserved communities, through strategic partnerships in marketing, stagging, content creation, and production.

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    Mariah Carey's Wicked Witch Says It's Officially Holiday Season Oct 31 Fat Joe Host BET Awards Tonight Oct 4 Developing You, Your Best Asset! Sep 6 Sterling K. Brown Steps In As Pseudo Eddie Long Sep 3 Atlanta Black Gay Pride Line-Up Announced Aug 30 My Car Did It!? Drivers Beware Autopilot Not A Legal Defense If Your Car Kills Someone or You! Aug 28 Mariah Carey's Wicked Witch Says It's Officially Holiday Season The queen of Christmas has spoken. If Mariah Carey ever gets tired of being the "Queen of Christmas" she might be able to switch over to... Fat Joe Host BET Awards Tonight The annual celebration brings together the hottest names in music while paying homage to the year’s best in Hip Hop culture. Developing You, Your Best Asset! Easy and Effective Personal Career Growth Strategies That Really Work! There are many important considerations when creating a career devel Sterling K. Brown Steps In As Pseudo Eddie Long "Honk For Jesus" makes a sad story funny. Atlanta Black Gay Pride Line-Up Announced (ATLANTA, GA) – August 30, 2022 – Atlanta Black Pride Weekend, the country's leading LGBTQ+ annual pride prepares for its 26th year with... My Car Did It!? Drivers Beware Autopilot Not A Legal Defense If Your Car Kills Someone or You! Despite the glossy marketing and promises of cars that drive themselves; Drivers are paying the price for vehicle automation mishaps. As... Latest Episode Trending ICN Brands More Headlines Contact Us: 844-990-4266 Email: admin@iconcity.net Icon City News is a media company focused on the stories of independent creatives in music, television, film, and community organizing. We prioritize creatives from marginalized groups like the LGBT, African-American, and small business communities. Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles

  • Odell Beckham Gifts Guy Friend 100K Watch

    Odell Beckham Gifts Guy Friend 100K Watch Black twitter gives it's predictable side eye. You know they can't take that he's paid and cute. Ya'll want him for yourself..lol Odell and his friend Jarvis Landry have been friends from high school through college to playing for the same NFL team! That’s a lot to share with someone. I can believe that they feel strongly for one another but haven’t shared romance. Don’t be weird people! #FunnyMoneyRock is Icon City's hub for urban LGBT content. For more visit www.iconcity.net/funnymoneyrock

  • Odell Beckham Jokingly Slaps Cop's Butt

    Odell Beckham Jokingly Slaps Cop's Butt Luckily they let him off with a warning. NFL player and "gay but straight" heartthrob Odell Beckham is making all types of headlines for a football game that he wasn't even playing in! At a LSU game Beckham was in the locker room cutting it up with the team whom he used to play when things got a little out of hand. We don't know why but in the video below you can see the LSU security officer trying to settle the gang down when Odell sweeps in for a spanking that would undoubtedly make most of our readers very happy. Unfortunately everybody isn't into that kind of thing. The security guard went to the New Orleans police department and hours later they issued a warrant for his arrest. It's not debatable that Odell's actions were inappropriate but we really hope that they cut him a break. Update: The officer reportedly signed an affidavit Friday night saying he no longer wished to press charges, sources said.

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