Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Make Me Over" by Sarah Crawford

This weeks video shows you how to create a Sunrise look for your eyes. To view the video click or paste in your web browser:!/photo.php?v=476763942338978 Follow the Emerge Blog at to see what new make-up tips Sarah will share every Tuesday. Also like Emerge on facebook at Email Sarah for more tips at

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday's Motivation

Things All Women Should Know 1. Keep in touch with distant relatives 2. Honor your mother and father. 3. Call your brothers and sisters often. 4. Bathe every day and wash between your toes. 5. Never allow a Bible or a purse to touch the floor. 6. A good teacher will live in your heart forever. 7. Hymns are poetry. Sing all the verses. 8. You can travel the world from your armchair. 9. Take good care of your feet. 10. When the grandkids are in the car, sing lots of songs. 11. Weddings and funerals are family reunions. Be there. 12. Always keep a stack of good books within arm's reach. 13. Buttermilk makes the best biscuits. 14. Never let a visitor leave your home empty-handed. 15. Home made jam beats store-bought. 16. If you make your bed hard, then you must lay in it. 17. You reap what you sow. 18. If you want to spend time with God, work in the garden.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This Week's He Said She Said - Emerge's Gossip Corner

This Week's He Said She Said" is your gateway to celebrity gossip. Justin Bieber and the rumor of a break up with Selena Gomez????? Is it true or false? Tell me readers...

Justin Bieber tweets “Thank you for the time i had with you but i have to move on now.” The tweet was then deleted moments later. Was he talking to Selena? Follow Justin Bieber on twitter @justinbieber. Raven Symone: Once America's cutest child star now a lesbo? Is this shocking to the world? The National Enquirer thinks Raven Symone is a lesbian. They state she has been living with model, AzMarie Livingston. Raven Symone did not deny these allegations, but instead tweeted “I’m living my personal life the way I’m happiest. I’m not one, in my 25 year career, to disclose who I’m dating. And I shall not start now. My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings (sic) to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life. That is my right as a human being whether straight or gay. To tell or not to tell. As long as I’m not harming anyone. And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life. Kisses!”
Tune in for next weeks "He Said She Said"

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday's Fun Tips

Emerge's way of preparing you for the weekend. Summer is coming and with that means longer days, warmer weather, less clothes, and tons of fun in the sun!!! So use the sun to your advantage:

1. Hang your laundry out to dry. 2. Make Sun Tea: Place 1 teabag per pint of water in a glass container and leave it outside in the sun for an hour. Add sweetener and mint per liking. 3. Highlight your hair. Emerge Approved Events: 1. Hampton Roads Area: GLOSSIP AGENCY NETWORKING/MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY "This is a Magazine/Networking launch party for the Hampton Roads area. Feel free to come out Network and also figure out how to get in our Next issue of the magazine. We will have free food and soft drinks available also you will have the chance to take pictures and mingl...e with the models. Photographers make up artist and stylist will be at this event so if your an aspiring model or business owner this is the place to be. This is a ticket only event and we only have a few left so make sure you get your tickets. Thank you 757-204-5677 " 2. Virginia Beach: Pirate Party on the Beach "This family-friendly event features two day sof activities designed to bring out the "pirate" in everyone! Costume contests, games, a treasure hunt, pirate re-enactors, and movie on the beach all combine to celebrate those scallywags we all wish we could be; pirates!"
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday's Motivation

Find Your Mantra or Slogan. A mantra doesn’t have to be long. Raam’s mantra is taken from Aristotle "you are what you repeatedly do." “Get out and do something. Move. Interact. Explore. Breathe. Take a chance. Stop voluntarily wasting your life. Stop complaining and saying you’re bored. It’s your life. Do something with it.You are what you repeatedly do.”

This Week's He Said She Said - Emerge's Gossip Corner

This Week's He Said She Said" is your gateway to celebrity gossip. 1. Actress Tia Mowry, "The Game" actress, released her new book "Oh Baby"

2. Miss Teen Arizona, Tori Vance, arrested for a DUI! 3. Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Foster, claims she will be homeless.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Introducing "Make Me Over" by Sarah Crawford

Emerge takes pride in that fact that all of our staff is well qualified to work in the Entertainment Industry. Introducing: "Make Me Over" By Sarah Crawford, Emerge Talent Scout. Click the link to watch the video on how to do the Bold Cat Eye look.!/photo.php?v=459899760692063 If you have any cosmetic questions feel free to contact Sarah at

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Poetry Corner

Doesn't Matter (Trayvon Martin)

With the growing intensity of the Trayvon Martin case, everyone has their own opinions and comments. Some legitimate, some skeptical. Here are my own flames to the fire. Enjoy:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Poetry Corner

Brand New MEN IN BLACK 3 Trailer

By now, I'm pretty sure that everyone knows there is another part to the Men In Black 3 franchise. Also, I'm sure everyone knows that there's a trailer available. But did you know that there is a brand new trailer that reveals a Mr. Andy Warhol to be an actual member of the MIB? I didn't think so. Well here it is. MEN IN BLACK 3 is set to arrive in theaters this summer.

Here's the synopsis:
In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Men in Black 3 opens on May 25, 2012.

Source: Screen Invasion


Netflix attempts to make a move to keep in the competition received from other rental and On-Demand companies. They've recently inked a deal with The Weinstein Company that will see the highly acclaimed and award-ridden film, THE ARTIST, debut on the DVD/Instant Streaming service before it has a chance to appear on any cable network. THE ARTIST along with other Weinstein films will be featured on Netflix which will no doubt help bring back some of the bravado that Netflix used to sling around before its' stumble. The list of films includes Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus, Madonna’s W.E., France’s The Intouchables and Sarah’s Key as well as the high-school football documentary Undefeated. They are all slated to premiere on Netflix within a year of their theatrical releases. This will also help to bolster Netflix's new releases section of their library which has been severely lacking as of late. What do you think of this move by the red envelope company? Let us know!

 Source: Screen Invasion

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MARLEY documentary gets trailer

Director Kevin MacDonald brings us a documentary on one of the most hands down influential artists in history. MARLEY, a film dedicated to the one and only Jamaican born Robert Nester Marley is due to hit theaters April 20th but of course we have the trailer right here.  With interviews from his children, friends, fellow artists and acquaintances within the industry, this documentary is looking to be one of the more complete films about Mr. Marley's life and effect on not only reggae but music in general. Please tell us what you think and if you'll be checking it out come this spring.

Source: Screen Invasion

Horror 7500 provides trailer

Terror in the sky instead of the mile high club. Not exactly a flight that I would want to be a part of.  But the concept does spark my interest, to see other people in that situation of course. The trailer below does a good job of being spooky and curiously interesting at the same time. It also contains a couple of hotties to keep those of you who watch horror flicks for another reason altoghether to check it out. Let us know what you think of 7500 from director Takashi Schimizu (THE GRUDGE) which is set to hit theaters this summer.
"7500 follows a group of passengers who encounter what appears to be a supernatural force while on a transpacific flight." Kwanten and Smart play "a married couple Brad and Pia Martin, who board Vista Pacific Flight 7500 with their two longtime friends for a trip to Japan." Bibb plays Laura Baxter, "a flight attendant on the transpacific liner, who is involved in a complicated and secret relationship." Chung plays Suzy Lee, "a newly-engaged flight attendant on Vista Pacific Flight 7500" while Serratos co-stars as Raquel Mendoza, "who boards the plane after sharing a secret with her boyfriend." Taylor-Compton plays Jacinta Beckett, who has "a unique perspective on death."

The movie stars Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Amy Smart (Crank), Leslie Bibb (Trick r' Treat), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Christian Serratos (Twilight), Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween), Jerry Ferrara (Entourage), and Johnathan Schaech.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A History of Black Film

In the light and celebration of Black History Month, I’ve put together a small collection out of the vast library of highly-acclaimed African American films.  From Cicely Tyson to Denzel Washington to Spike Lee, I’ve included some of the classic films and mini-series that have come to contribute to my generation and others’ education of the struggles and contributions of Blacks in the past and present.  Now seeing as how there are tons of film to go over that fit rather easily into this category, this assemblage of titles are only a tip of the Black iceberg.

Native Son (1951)

Based on the novel written by Richard Wright this film focuses on a young black poverty stricken man living in 1930s Chicago. He takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up. It stars Wright himself and Gloria Madison.  It was later remade in 1986 starring Victor Love and Matt Dillon.

Malcolm X (1992)

Denzel Washington continued his rise to fame by playing the title character of one the most influential and sometimes questionable civil rights leaders of our time. Directed by Spike Lee, the film also starred Angela Bassett and ran for 202 minutes.

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Don Cheadle takes on the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who took it upon himself to house over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.  Sophie Okonedo and Joaquin Phoenix also stars.  The film really takes the audience deep into the goings on of brutal civil wars within Rwanda and opens its eyes as well to the awful genocide in other part of the African continent.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday's Flick Picks

New Release - Red Tails (2012)

As much as I love film, there have been very few times where I’ve actually really anticipated the opening of a new movie.  This year marks the arrival of probably the most anticipated film in the history of me; THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.  But before the month of July can grace us with its presence, RED TAILS managed to spark my interest from the very first time I viewed its trailer last year.  STAR WARS baby-maker and executive producer George Lucas lends his talents to this rather inspirational story about the Tuskegee airmen, their missions and the adversity they were faced with to earn and succeed in those missions.

Who else to lead a cast of predominantly African-American acting talent than Terrence Howard who to me sometimes looks, from the way he delivers his lines and throws his “coolness” into his parts, like he is vying for the title of ‘the next Denzel Washington’.  He plays Colonel A.J. Bullard who heads the Tuskegee airmen program and fights and scraps to get his men a mission worth bragging about.  After finding themselves doing nothing but “killing traffic” after a slew of assignments blowing up supply trucks and military trains, they finally receive their chance.