ROSALIND BREWER THE DISCOVERY THROUGHOUT HER JOURNEY

CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Rosalind "Roz" Brewer is ready to explore new strategies for Boots, the U.K. based chain of drugstores. Brewer stated, "This review is very much in line with our renewed priorities and strategic direction, in particular, our increased focus on U.S. health care.” If this is finalized, it could happen quickly, although the review is still in the "exploratory stage." Boots currently has nearly 2,200 stores in the U.K. This would be a great decision for the company because it would allow them to optimize their portfolio, benefiting stakeholders such as their patients, employees, and shareholders. As their process unfolds, Brewer plans to share more information in the future.

Brewer was appointed as the CEO in 2021 and she's one of the only two Black women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies!

POWER THOUGHT

Make room to broaden your horizon and give space for new inspiration! There is much to look forward to!

"Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known." - Jeremiah 33:3

DAN BANE OPERATING WITH A SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE

Chairman and CEO of Trader Joe's Dan Bane has been in this executive role since 2001! He joined the specialty grocery store in 1998 as the president of Trader Joe's West. When appointed to CEO, he helped the company expand. Known as a private label with 470+ locations nationwide, Trader Joe's is undeniably a favorite with dedicated customers. They aren't just a place for great products and great deals, but what they value is what they live by at all their neighborhood stores. Bane's tenure at Trader Joe's and the success of the company is a reflection of their care for their community, integrity, and sustainability. He is spearheading the company, that now sees an estimated $16+ billion in annual revenue!

POWER THOUGHT

Walk with integrity, lead with compassion, and do it with excellence! Expect grand results in all you do!

"Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom." - Daniel 6:3

CHER LIVING AN INTENTIONAL LIFE

An undeniable living legend, music artist Cher is an icon, and at 75-years-old she consistently practices living an intentional life! She rose to stardom in the 60s into the 80s for her music and acting. Cher has and continues to be an influential act. She is an advocate for self-care and has shared her simple, yet highly impactful routine. Cher has always been a woman who shattered ceilings and has taken the non-traditional approach compared to society's norms. Cher was recently featured in UGG's recent "FEEL ___" campaign where she she empowers women to push the envelope and to be unapologetic, to be a force, and to trust your instincts!

POWER THOUGHT

Stay grounded in your roots because life will come with adversity and challenges!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE STEPPING INTO A NEW DECADE

Formerly known as Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge turned 40! She's the wife to the future king, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and mother of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The future lies in her and her husband's hands. Her future is promising as becoming the future Queen could be in her cards. She's building her legacy with her family, especially around the royal monarchy and their expectations. Despite the restrictions the Royal Family may have, she has adapted well. The Royal Monarchy is brighter with the Duchess of Cambridge!

POWER THOUGHT

Each moment prepares you for what's next. Your experiences are training grounds for all that's to come!

"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong." - 1 Corinthians 16:13

FABIO D’ANGELANTONIO THE CHARISMATIC AND JOYFUL LEADER

CEO of luxury brand Loro Piana Fabio d’Angelantonio leads with joy and his values are embedded in the company's DNA. The legacy of Loro Piana is something d'Angelantonio treasures and loves. d’Angelantonio preserves their uniqueness because he honors the importance. For him, Italy embodies the joy of life, mixing the country's beauty: art and country, its savoir-vivre, and creativity. Just like Italy's values, Loro Piana has the same according to d’Angelantonio, "excellence, casual elegance, savoir-faire, and family traditions." This is Loro Piana's brand identity and d’Angelantonio carries that through his day to day operations. He also values sustainability as part of their DNA. To him, it's a privilege and their responsibility especially with the fabrics they use and their manufacturing process. His philosophy is, “La felicità é nelle piccole cose,” which means “happiness lies in small things.” There is a joy for life that he has and he's always looking at the glass half full!

POWER THOUGHT

May the spirit of joy be ignited each day in all you do! Choose joy!

"For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." - Psalm 30:5

GURAM GVASALIA APPOINTED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

In 2014, Vetements was founded as a partnership between Guram Gvasalia and his brother Demna Gvasalia. Guram managed the business and worked as the CEO while Demna handled design and led the Vetements design collective. When Demna became the creative director of Balenciaga in 2015, he stayed in his design role at Vetements contributing until 2019 when he transitioned to focus solely on Balenciaga.

Recently, Guram has expanded his role as Creative Director in absence of his brother to continue the family legacy. Guram shares, “Vetements is more than a brand to me. Its DNA runs in my blood. But it is not the only reason why I am doing this. It’s true, I could have done it secretly as I’m a very private person. But I felt I needed to come out publicly for all the kids out there who dream of fashion but are too afraid to tell it to their parents who will not approve. To all the kids who have no means to pay for fancy design schools with its 50 to 100k yearly tuition fees. Those who need to take day jobs to pay the bills, while self-learning design at night. For those who come from underprivileged families and feel like they will never belong to this fashion world. It’s all my story. I’m a refugee. My family lost everything we had during the war. None of us spoke any language when we ran away to Europe. We lived in refugee camps.”

With Guram Gvasalia’s new position, he brings both the creative and the business sides of Vetements. He expresses, “…that this decision is intended to showcase not only that these disciplines can live in harmony, but that creativity isn’t limited to those classically trained in fashion design. The truth is, creativity is a part of human nature. We all have it. Some are just too scared to channel it ’cause of the society and the boxes most of us are put in since we are kids. We all have our own sensibilities and if they are calling to you—just let them out!”

POWER THOUGHT

Always be yourself. Give yourself the space to create, express, and be!

“Finally, all of you must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love as brothers, and be compassionate and humble.” - 1 Peter 3:8

SAFRA CATZ NEW DEALS INTO THE NEW YEAR

Safra A. Catz is an American billionaire banker and technology executive for Oracle. She has been an executive at Oracle since April 1999 and became CEO December 2019. Within the last few years guiding the Oracle mission, Catz has had a challenging job by digitally transforming the database company against fierce technology giants such as AWS and Microsoft. While its cloud business is smaller than those rivals’, Oracle has been investing in building expensive data centers to help power their existing business unit. Dividends are expected to pay off in time and Oracle is doubling down on the rapidly changing industry and real estate datacenter footprint to expand their ecosystem.

Catz, who was born in Israel and migrated with her family to the U.S. as a child. During her press conference she displayed her fluent Hebrew as she stressed the importance of the security of the data center, which lies nine floors underground, protecting it from any potential rocket attack.

When asked about the protests against Israel organized by employees at Google and Apple, Catz said that "when you connect with Oracle you understand that we are committed to the U.S. and Israel. We are not flexible regarding our mission, and our commitment to Israel is second to none. This is a free world and I love my employees, and if they don't agree with our mission to support the State of Israel then maybe we aren't the right company for them. Larry (Ellison, co-founder of Oracle) and I are publicly committed to Israel and devote personal time to the country and no one should be surprised by that."

POWER THOUGHT

The great TASK fo our time is to BUILD a global society, where people can live in PEACE.

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” - Isaiah 2:4

GUNNA CONFIDENCE IN ALL HE DOES

Rapper Gunna released his new LP DS4EVER and he has listeners and fans satisfied! As the final entry of the artist's Drip Season series, the Atlanta based rapper has his own unique sound and he knows how to make it sound really good. The LP is full of features from artists like Young Thug, 21 Savage, Future, Lil Baby and more. The album cover was designed by Daniel Arsham. Gunna knows how to capture his audience with his smooth style from his voice to his fashion. His outfits were created with confidence because he likes to put stuff together in his own way. Style icon and artist Rihanna even recognized Gunna's style last Halloween as she mimicked one of his famous looks. What matters is that he's confident and comfortable in who he is!

POWER THOUGHT

Be YOU and be PROUD! There is only ONE of you! Walk in confidence knowing who you are and who you belong to!

"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God," - 2 Corinthians 3:5

BETTY WHITE THE LAST GOLDEN GIRL

The last Golden Girl standing Betty White lived a long, beautiful life for 99 years, making her one of Hollywood's most loved women on television. She was a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday on January 17th. In one of her last interviews, she opened up about how excited she was to reach this milestone. Betty White: A Celebration documentary will premiere in theaters for one day on January 17, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look of her most iconic roles. White passed away peacefully from natural causes in her Los Angeles home at the age of 99, leaving a remarkable legacy.

POWER THOUGHT

May your steps be full of joy and lead you into happiness! Cherish each day and the moments in front of you! Don't forget to value the present because it's truly a gift!

"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19

STEPHEN SQUERI A GENEROUS HEART

American Express CEO Stephen Squeri made a generous $10 million donation to Manhattan College! The college had a goal of $165 million for their Invest in the Vision capital campaign. With the contribution to his alma mater, it surpassed its goal five years ahead of schedule. It's the school's second largest gift that and it will enhance the college's facilities and infrastructure. Squeri said, “My hope is that this gift, in honor of my father and my family, will help the students and faculty of Manhattan College continue to develop intellectually and spiritually, live with purpose and achieve their full potential.”

POWER THOUGHT

A spirit of generosity amplifies your life! Continue to give with joy and have a heart of expectancy that what you give can change someone's life!

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

HAIDER ACKERMANN DESIGNING WITH A PURPOSE

In collaboration with actor Timothée Chalamet, designer Haider Ackermann has created a special hoodie to support the Silent Soldier Project! The purpose of the hoodie is to combat and build awareness towards Afghan Women's Rights. Ackermann and Chalamet teamed up to fight for women and girls rights in Afghanistan, as the country faces an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The hoodie design was made to lift the voices of the Silent Soldiers. 100% of the proceeds will go to Afghanistan Libre, a relief organization that supports women's and children's rights. You can purchase the hoodie here to support the cause! We commend Ackermann and Chalamet for designing a garment that will support the rise of freedom for the women and children of Afghanistan!

POWER THOUGHT

Stand up for what's right, using your voice and platform to amplify those who do not have the same privilege. Lift up those around you or in your community!

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” - Proverbs 31:8-9

CARDI B A WOMAN OF MANY ROLES

She's not only this generation's superstar female rapper, but Cardi B is also a mother of two, being their perfect role model. Cardi B had her global breakout in 2018 and since then, she's force to be reckoned with. From breaking charts with her singles and features, to her expressive fashion looks, to acting, and her overall personality, she's been unstoppable. The Grammy award-winning artist has left a mark in the culture and music, letting it be known that she's here for the long run! Now as a mother, Cardi B has the ultimate life role of nurturing, loving, and caring two little human beings!

POWER THOUGHT

Whatever position you are in, maintain a strong posture! Do it well. Do it with joy. Do it with a spirit of excellence!

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." - Proverbs 31:25

LEONARDO DICAPRIO SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Legendary actor, environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is featured in Netflix's latest film, Don't Look Up, and has very clear message in the movie for viewers. Reigning as the #1 movie on Netflix, the film has a star-studded cast and it's a dark comedy, an analogy to reality about politicians and media rejecting the facts of science and environmentalism, and how people react. DiCaprio plays Dr. Randall Mindy who is trying to save the world from a comet alongside his co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. While all of the world is in denial, they articulate the facts and yet they are still being downplayed and not being taken seriously. Director Adam McKay who is daring and outspoken, mirrors our current state as a society, humanity, and culture. In his role, he's trying to represent scientists who face similar realities. As an active advocate for environmentalism and climate change, DiCaprio hopes people take the necessary action with the facts that are being presented in real time. His foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) addresses the world's most pressing environmental issues. He's trying to save the planet and he has now aligned it even more with his acting career.

POWER THOUGHT

There is power in the tongue. Be mindful of what you say. May the words you speak encourage and uplift others!

"And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” - Romans 10:15

JENNIFER LAWRENCE ON A MISSION TO SAVE THE WORLD

In her latest role on Netflix's newest movie, Don't Look Up, Jennifer Lawrence is trying to save the world! Lawerence plays Kate Dibiasky, a collegiate scientist working with Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Dr. Randall Mindy, an astronomy professor. The two discover a comet that is bound to impact Earth, causing a planet-wide extinction. The film has an all-star cast, Timotheé Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Meryl Streep, and many more.

Lawrence's look and wardrobe as Dibiasky was conceived through extensive studying of the style and looks of astrophysics grad students, which was easy for Jennifer to replicate. From her hairstyle, hair color, and patterned sweaters, her looks were extremely expressive. Lawrence had fun filming the movie and her hope is that viewers take away one thing from the movie, "To stop handling information the way we do now, where there's like the truth and science and then politics, or you know, personal feelings involved. You know, we should all just be on the same page of, you know, taking care of our planet, and taking care of mankind. World peace would be my hope."

Alongside her Hollywood success, Lawrence is expecting her first baby any day now!

POWER THOUGHT

Handle your responsibilities with care! Learn to improvise and work with what you have until the more comes. Sometimes less is more!

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much." - Luke 16:10

DANIEL RADCLIFFE MAKING A SPECIAL RETURN

A long awaited reunion of the Harry Potter cast, Daniel Radcliffe joins his former co-stars and directors in a HBOMax special feature, the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. The cast sat down and discussed their journey throughout the multiple films. Their emotional return happened after 10 years since the original film series came to an end. Through his childhood successful, he took more risks as he got older with different roles. He's a childhood favorite without a doubt! Radcliffe has grown exponentially as a man and as an actor. To his fans, he will always be Harry but his identity is more than that.

POWER THOUGHT

May you find value and worth in your identity! You are more than just who you once were! Look at who you are now and who you desire to be in the future!

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." - Genesis 1:27

LILY COLLINS MAKING A HEARTWARMING RETURN

Back for a second season of Emily in Paris, Lily Collins is giving people a reason to binge this season! The show returned to Netflix for a brand new season where Collins plays the main character, Emily Cooper, an American girl living a dream life, working in Paris, an entire expat experience. The show made its premiere around the same time last year and grew a a cult fanbase, leaving her fans wanting more. Now in Season 2, Collins is back with her grand style, plot twists, and the gorgeous scenery that Paris has to offer. You can catch Collins in Emily in Paris on Netflix now if you have not started! The show is fun, lighthearted, and full of surprises!

POWER THOUGHT

Learn something new. Discover the unknown. Embrace discomfort. Shed old skin for new beginnings! Break free from things that could be holding you back from your breakthrough!

"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil." - Proverbs 4:25:-27

BAD BUNNY HIS UNDENIABLE TALENT

Puerto Rican music artist Bad Bunny is one of the biggest artists who caters to a global audience, constantly at work to produce and create new music. It's hard for him to wrap his mind around his success and the current state of his career. He's a multi-Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY-winning artist that started as a grocery store bagger in Puerto Rico. Now, Bad Bunny is a global sensation! He has seen dreams come true and he believes there is freedom behind that because he is able to be who he has always wanted to be. Throughout the span of his career, despite a small window since he began, he's been awarded 110 different awards. The Latin artist is definitely making history! Currently, Bad Bunny is working on his next project and hoping to debut his next album in 2022.

POWER THOUGHT

Dream a new dream today! Give yourself the space to see your life with new eyes and cast vision over your life! Allow God to be the Director of your destiny!

"Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law." - Proverbs 29:18

MARIAH CAREY BOUND TO TOP THE CHARTS

It's her time of year where she's bound to top the charts, singer Mariah Carey made her seasonal return for her hit single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You." The song originally debuted back in 1994 since 2019, its reached #1 during the holiday season. Carey's song can reach 1 billion streams by the new year. Not only has her song brought in millions for her over the years but it has also seen different streams of revenue through various projects. Carey even landed a deal with McDonald's, serving a seasonal "Mariah Menu" for the holidays through Christmas Eve. Consumers get a different, free menu item each day with a $1 minimum purchase through the McDonald's mobile app. It's a lucrative way for McDonald's and Mariah Carey to build their customer loyalty and fanbase. The holiday season is undoubtedly one of abundance and prosperity for Mariah Carey!

POWER THOUGHT

Stay consistent and wait well! You will experience the fruits of your labor in no time!

"You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you." - Psalm 128:2

NICK CHO EVERYONE’S FAVORITE DAD

Coffee connoisseur, Nick Cho, famously known as Your Korean Dad is highly favored and admired in person and online! Convinced by his daughters to use TikTok, he originally got on the platform to show people his different coffee recipes and enormous sneaker collection. Before you know it, Cho became "Your Korean Dad" with a loyal fanbase of over 3+ million followers. For Cho, this isn't just for show for the internet, it's also who he is offline. His videos are loving, personable, and genuine, making his audience feel like he's speaking directly to you. This could a reflection of his heart for people and customer service, with his background in running coffee shops for 20 years. He believes his experienced has shaped and sharpened his parenting style, especially when managing young adults. Cho aims to build trust and never break trust, not just as a parent, but even as a manager.

POWER THOUGHT

As a leader, you are setting an example for those who may look up to you! Lead with confidence. Lead with joy. Lead with love!

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4

JEREMY STRONG ANIMATING A LIFE OF GENERATIONAL WEALTH & LEGACY

Actor Jeremy Strong plays the groundbreaking role of Kendall on HBO's "Succession" and he is the perfect fit for it. Strong takes this role very seriously just as if it were his own life. His performance is one you cannot forget. In the show, his character is learning how to play a corporate hero and finding himself in the midst of the battles he's facing in the business with his family. Strong's acting is so intense and methodical in order for him to tap into his character. He's passionate and inspiring on and off set. Fans and friends rave about Strong's character and talent. "Succession" is renewed for a fourth season so we can expect Strong's return.

POWER THOUGHT

Your courageous acts are a reflection of your character and heart! Stand firm on who you are and embrace every part of it!

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Deuteronomy 31:6

JON BATISTE WHEN VICTORY AWAITS YOU

Musician Jon Batiste is nominated for 11 Grammys, including album of the year and record of the year. His record breaking count has caught the attention people and he truly has a story to be told. As a graduate of Juilliard School, one of the top performing arts colleges in the world, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in jazz studies. His talent is spread across multiple music genres and you can feel his soul in everything he touches. With his 11 nominations, it is living proof that "music is bigger than the genre," Batiste stated. His philosophy on music is that it brings people together. Music is in his blood and his love for it speaks volumes. Batiste's influence ranges across genres and touches generations.

POWER THOUGHT

Your talent, your gift, your spirit has the ability to impact and influence people around the world!

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." - Philippians 4:8-9

KARI JOBE THE SONG OF GOD’S PROMISES

After winning the 2021 GMA Dove Award for “Song of the Year, Kari Jobe has received a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” for The Blessing (Live). She shares, “Wow – it’s so sweet to celebrate what God has done and continues to do through The Blessing. This album was very special to record, and it’s extremely honoring to be nominated for a Grammy!” Recording this live music album during the 2020 pandemic, Jobe features 15 tracks with more than three hours of worship captured. With her deep desire to worship live, she took stage in 2021 across 42 cities on “The Blessing Tour” performing songs from the nominated album.

POWER THOUGHT

In the midst of a trial, your desire and dedication are your guides to success.

“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud.” - 2 Chronicles 5:13

RODDY RICCH IN THE MOTION OF A FAST LIFE

As Roddy Ricch presents his sophomore album to the world, he has taken this opportunity to lyrically share his inner most thoughts, emotions, and feelings as a way to therapeutically cope with his pressures. The album opens with Roddy describing temptation and when you are rich and famous how extreme decisions can lead to negative outcomes.

The Los Angeles native released Live Life Fast as a follow-up project to his 2019 chart-topping debut Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. This 18-track album includes influential features including Jamie Foxx, Future, and Lil Baby. Ricch shares that the album comes, “…from a different place. A lot done changed in life so I just felt like giving my fans just a transparent new set of life, more so where I’m at.” Being mentored by the late Nipsey Hussle, the album's cover and title are a dedication to him and the pursuit to continue the MARATHON.

POWER THOUGHT

Life may be a race in an attempt to reach success, however during the journey take a moment to reflect with appreciation and gratitude.

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity.” - 1 Timothy 4:12

BROOKLYN BECKHAM A PURE REFLECTION OF HIS PARENTS

Brooklyn Beckham has recently spiced up his life by launching an eight episode cooking show, "Cookin’ with Brooklyn" in which the model and photographer share conversation and cooks with celebrated chefs. Being the eldest son of English former footballer David Beckham and English singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, Beckham passionately shares, “I find cooking really therapeutic and really calming. I always have so much going on in my head, I’m always stressed about something, but cooking - especially doing something like making fresh pasta, making stuff from scratch - is the one thing I’ve found where I don’t think about absolutely anything else. It’s just me, the food, the plate, and whoever I’m cooking it with, my friends, Nicola, Nicola’s family, my family. I just enjoy making people happy, so it’s the second thing I can do in my life, apart from spending time with my fiancée, that just takes me out of the world.”

POWER THOUGHT

Do not judge! You do not know what storm GOD asked them to walk through.

“The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.” - Genesis 9:2-3

AURORA JAMES MAKING A PLEDGE TO RESHAPE SOCIETY

As the world continues to be socially conscious, Toronto-native and New York City-transplant, Aurora James maintains the definition of staying true to oneself. Ones’s narrative is approached by traditions, heritage, and experiences. As the Creative Director and Founder of luxury accessories brand Brother Vellies, founded in 2013, James extracts the honesty and loyalty of men as well as the strength and courage of women through her artisanship. She articulates man and woman as fabrics of love and through this fabric she designs.

Prior to Brother Vellies, her background in fashion, journalism, art, photography, and horticulture integrates the artisanship, design, and humanitarianism to create one-of-a-kind pieces a collector can cherish forever. Extending this mission, James recently founded The Fifteen Percent Pledge, an initiative that urges retail giants to commit 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses which to date has provided over $5B in capital to Black entrepreneurs in the United States.

POWER THOUGHT

Be frugal with your TIME and extravagant with LOVE.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” - Colossians 3:12

ALICE WALTON GIVING OTHERS A BETTER LIFE

After 3 generations, the Walton family still tops the list of the most wealthiest families in the United States. The heiress, Alice Walton, has recently handed over Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to Olivia Walton. Olivia was a journalist and correspondent for NBC News, reporting for “Today,” “Nightly News with Lester Holt” and MSNBC. Prior to joining NBC, she was a reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television in New York and London.

Alice is analyzing the strategic future and advancement of the Walton portfolio. She will move into a board member position and shares, “Over the past several years, I’ve founded new organizations focused on the arts as well as health and well-being, and I’d like to focus more fully on my board chair roles at these entities.” Continuing the family legacy from her parents Sam and Helen Walton, Alice is organically positioning the generational lineage of her family to manage the empire.

POWER THOUGHT

Generational wealth lives within the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Continue to labor and the harvest will manifest.

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” - Hebrews 12:11

PARIS JACKSON AN EVERLASTING LEGACY

Love, joy, and happiness are characteristics that Paris Jackson exudes as she recently bared it all online. Looking past the carnal image, Jackson shares her inner truth through her pursuit of self-expression. She shares that her late father, Michael Jackson, “…brought me nothing but joy. So why not have constant reminders of joy?” As she continues to walk her spiritual journey, she has recently made the cover of Vogue Hong Kong. Her charisma is infectious as designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier have provided a platform for her to share their collections. Standing on her own, she now has the opportunity to share a narrative outside of her fathers shadows.

POWER THOUGHT

Your fate is predetermined however your destiny are the choices you make once fate has arrived. God has given you FREE WILL to make a choice.

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12

RICK ROSS THE RICHNESS OF NOW

The release of rapper Rick Ross' 11th studio album, Richer Than I Ever Been made its premiere yesterday on all streaming platforms. His dedication over the last 15 years has brought the 45 year old musician to this point. Ross' goal was to make the album timeless and flawless. Richer Than I Ever Been has album features from Jazmine Sullivan, 21 Savage, and many others. It's a full circle moment for Ross because it symbolizes where he currently is in life and his overall career. To him, being rich is more than just money. It's happiness, health, family, and more. His messaging and delivery is made loud and clear throughout the album.

POWER THOUGHT

Fill your spirit with things that are good and produce an abundant harvest!

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." - 1 Timothy 6:10

STEVEN SPIELBERG A NEW WILD STORY

The remake of the 1961 classic musical "West Side Story," directed by Steven Spielberg released this weekend. The film is expected to hit $15 million during its opening weekend in North America. Because of Spielberg's behind-the-scenes work, the movie is sparking Oscar buzz. Its release is adding to the momentum of 2021 as movie theaters are open again and the box office has action! Spielberg's loyal fanbase and his blockbuster hits over the decades has brought in more than $4.5 billion at the domestic box office. "West Side Story" is one of the most beloved musicals and the remake has promising success!

POWER THOUGHT

Rid the old and make room for the new!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17

BIA REACHING NEW LEVELS OF SUCCESS

Model, rapper, and singer BIA is a leading breakout artist of 2021. With her song, "Whole Lotta Money," the single stood out from her 2020 EP For Certain. Her hit single found its way to a collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj. She had no expectations when her EP released, she was hopeful, remained consistent, and worked hard. BIA acknowledges God for her success, being a result of how much she talks to him. Her rituals consist of a lot of praying and meditation. BIA is humbled and still in disbelief of all the blessings she gets to experience. As an artist, she's authentic and delivers that through her music and its messaging, allowing it to shine through her work.

POWER THOUGHT

Nobody can stop you, but you! You owe it to yourself to be the best YOU, you can be!

"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever they do prospers." - Psalms 1:1-3

LISA THE EXPANSION OF HER CAREER

Lisa from BLACKPINK has expanded her color palette by expanding her music career as a solo artist. Music is a representation of her spirit. Being a formally trained dancer, she has been able to captivate the YG movement developing her personal brand. Breaking YouTube records with over 73M views within 24 hours, she continues to gain full support from the YG family and her BLACKPINK sisters. As she continues promotions, her teams are discussing going on tour. Family is her priority and her solo introduction into the market is paying respects to her Thai heritage and roots. As her own creative designer, Lisa wants to maintain this authenticity to learn about herself and gain expertise as she stands center stage.

POWER THOUGHT

Success = Preparation + Opportunity

"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." -Proverbs 31:26

TOM HOLLAND SAVING THE DAY

With Spider Man: No Way Home releasing during the holiday season, Tom Holland has just accepted a role portraying Fred Astaire. Fans are anxiously awaiting details on the biopic, however for Holland his grace and flair projected as a high flying superhero has quite the potential to translate into dancing shoes. As a graduate of the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in London, Holland’s experience with live stage shows and musicals are expected to captivate audiences as he embodies Astaire. For this mid-twenty year old, his career repertoire continues to mature while finding love with his co-host, Zendaya, as they walk this journey together as the newest Hollywood power couple.

POWER THOUGHT

Continue to manifest LOVE as GOD is Omnipresent.

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” - Proverbs 3:3-4

MARTA ORTEGA PÈREZ SHE’S UP NEXT

As the youngest daughter to the founder of the fast fashion company Zara, Marta Ortega Pérez is taking back control of the family business next April. For 15 years, she worked for Zara and started as a sales associate, working her way up. Now an official title and being a part of the board awaits her, continuing her family's legacy and contributing to the generational impact. Pérez has dedicated her life to her family and now she wants to build her parents' legacy.

Her father, Amancio Ortega founded Zara in 1975 with his wife in Spain. He stepped down in 2011 but he still remains as the company's majority shareholder with a 60% stake. His fortune of $73 billion makes him one of the wealthiest people in the world. Pérez is en route to becoming one of the most powerful women in fashion when she takes over the fashion empire.

POWER THOUGHT

The fruits of your labor will pay off! Stay persistent, remain consistent! Don't give up!

"You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you." - Psalm 128:2

STELLA MCCARTNEY CREATING HER OWN LEGACY

Stella McCartney has been paving this runway to pivot incentives for small businesses to build products that are environmentally conscious. Fashion technology and nature-positive innovation are vastly becoming the primary alternatives to save animals while mitigating pollution. Adopting reusables and lobbying for animal rights within the fashion industry is extending discussion for industry compliance and policy regulations. With her vegan-friendly approach within the unregulated marketplace, fashion goods also need to be ecologically embraced by the consumer. Education and awareness will stimulate a new opportunity within the ecosystem and allow adoption for plant based fashion to become the standard. In her recent time at COP-26, McCartney shares “Leathers, skins and some furs come from animal agriculture, which contributes up to 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As a consequence, this is driving climate change and species extinction by clearing vital ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest.”

POWER THOUGHT

Continue to HEAL!

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God their Savior.” - Psalms 24:1-5

LINDA ZHANG ENGINEERING THE FUTURE

From traditions to technology, Linda Zhang has modernized the F-150 into an electric vehicle (EV). However the unseen accomplishment with this automotive advancement is the race and gender breakthrough for this Chinese born immigrant selected as the Chief Engineer for Ford’s Lightening. Being selected for this innovative endeavor, she humbly states “This recognition is not about one person”. “It’s about everyone who has contributed to the program. Zhang holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering, a master degrees in computer science, and an MBA. Each of these degrees provides her the opportunity to carry on the mission to teach and build relationships while transforming Ford’s EV manufacturing and delivery processes.

POWER THOUGHT

Sacrifice comes before success even in the dictionary.

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” - Galatians 3:28

SUMMER WALKER FLOWING FROM HER HEART

Drawing inspiration from Donell Jones, D’Angelo, and Chris Brown, Summer Walker continues to break through the R&B market having released 2 studio albums, 1 mixtape, 8 singles, and 5 music videos. Representing her home city of Atlanta, Walker song writes to encourage her fans to learn from her experiences with the intent to prevent similar pain and struggles which she has had to endure on her journey. Her path to stardom is authentic to her composed character. Once an owner of a cleaning business investing her extra time learning the guitar through YouTube tutorials, Walker utilizes music as a tool to confide and express her inner emotions. As a reserved mother, music has now become her diary for others to appreciate.

POWER THOUGHT

Do not regret your past. The lesson is there for you to experience something new inside THIS moment.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

NANCY PELOSI SPEAKING WITH HER CONVICTIONS

52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was the first woman to be elected and serve as Speaker of the House in 2007. Pelosi relentlessly fights for the people, serving America to ensure strong economic growth. Recently, she achieved a legislative victory with the passing of the $2.2 trillion social policy and climate change package. The bill is to support families and children, climate change, and housing. Pelosi is both impactful and effective, as she shepherds the Democratic presidents' agenda. Her accomplishments and the legacy she has built are undoubtedly unforgettable and remarkable.

POWER THOUGHT

Live out your convictions and live your truth!

"Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth." - John 17:17

ADAM DRIVER ONE ACT AT A TIME

Actor Adam Driver stars in the new film, House of Gucci as Maurizio Gucci. Alongside Lady Gaga, together in the fashion crime drama, and she's playing Patrizia Reggiani. Maurizio Gucci was the former head of the Italian label and Driver's role was prominent in portraying this story. Driver started his career in 2012, in the HBO comedy series, Girls. He also played a fan favorite, Kylo Ren in Star Wars. He plays many different roles and has had a successful career that has been nonstop this year.

POWER THOUGHT

Do the impossible! There is no limit to what you can do!

"But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” - Matthew 19:26

MICHAEL WITYNSKI A CONSUMER’S OPPORTUNITY

President and CEO of Dollar Tree Michael Witynski made a call to raise the store’s baseline prices to $1.25 from their historic $1.00 price. $1.00 prices has been a part of their DNA for 35 years. Due to inflation and the state of the current economy, this call is imperative for Dollar Tree’s operations. This gives them an opportunity to reintroduce some of their consumers favorite products.

In a statement, Witynski said, “Our Dollar Tree pricing tests have demonstrated broad consumer acceptance of the new price point and excitement about the additional offerings and extreme value we will be able to provide.” He believes his customers will remain loyal and understand their decision. This change has already rolled out and will continue to happen nationwide across all their stores.

POWER THOUGHT

Change is good for each season! There’s growth happening, even if you can’t see it!

”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17

MATTHIEU BLAZY STEPPING INTO A NEW POSITION

As the newly appointed Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, Matthieu Blazy has a grand beginning at the successful fashion house. Blazy began his career as the Men’s Designer for RAF Simons. He then joined Maison Martin Margiela, designing their Artisanal line and the Women’s RTW show. His career expanded and he became Céline’s Senior Designer. Blazy’s career is coming full circle in his new position. The fruits of his labor are truly evident! He is expected to present his first collection for Bottega Veneta in February 2022.

POWER THOUGHT

You can master your skills and craftsmanship! Remain consistent and stay focused!

”You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.” - Psalm 128:2

KRISTEN STEWART A ROYAL ACT

An Oscar is buzzing for Kristen Stewart as she embarked on a career journey to research, study, and absorb the lifestyle of Princess Diana. With the recent release of SPENCER, the audience gets a glimpse of Kristen transform into the role of Diana Spencer challenged with the traditions of the monarchy. Taking place over three days during the Christmas holiday at Sandringham in 1991, the movie shares the rescuing of Diana’s physical and mental health. Princess Diana exuded the poetry of a lady and Kristen projected the dream for the character, Diana Spencer, to break free and become liberated.

POWER THOUGHT

Your network is your net worth and your energy is your currency!

"Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.” When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying." - Acts 12:11-12

BERNIE SANDERS RELENTLESS FOR CHANGE

Looking beyond the mitten memes and complex political perspectives, Bernie Sanders has been an influential leader for the US government. As a youth, Bernie excelled in basketball and track. The disposition of his athleticism to not only work within a team while also being placed into individual roles to run independent races has allowed him to gain collective insight and traction to the social influences that we have evolved to in our life and times.

As a child, Bernie became interested in politics after studying the impacts of WWII and the unfortunate Holocaust that took the lives of many of his relatives. To this day, his charismatic whit is infectious as he continues to speak through his childhood voice. Relationships have been his primary mission from a competitive track race to now for our human race.

POWER THOUGHT

God’s works are the indication of faith, not your personal optimism and wants. It is not enough for God to want it for you. You must want it for yourself so faith requires your full participation.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.” - Ephesians 2:8-9

CHLOÉ ZHAO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Chloé Zhao is not only an Oscar winner but winning for our content generation. As a filmmaker, she shares how important it is to record the time for others to be remembered through her storytelling. Her personal process is harmonious. Content is either based on the mission or is mandatory. The content she delivers is either directed or inspired.

As a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), she is exploring a new horizon for the studio integrating Eastern philosophy through Western values which makes her film style quite unique presenting the maternal female intuition of strength through male actors.

POWER THOUGHT

One must gain strength by being stretched. The chaos in your life is always flowing within harmony.

“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” - John 17:21-22

CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS BREAKING THROUGH SOCIETY’S STANDARDS

Council of Fashion Designers of America's 2021 Womenswear Designer of the Year award went to Christopher John Rogers! His bold prints and designs has been seen on women like Kamala Harris, Zendaya, and Rihanna. Rogers' previously received the American emerging designer award last year. He took a chance in 2016 by moving to New York City and since then, his career skyrocketed. This is a monumental moment for him and his brand. He has collaborated with Target, selling out of his collection, and designed costumes for the New York City Ballet's Fall Fashion Gala. It is without a doubt that his list of accolades will grow and his future is promising!

POWER THOUGHT

Though you may not see it, trust the process! Be led by your faith!

"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ." - Romans 10:17

MARY BARRA MOVING THINGS INTO MOTION

As the supply chain is globally impacted during these unprecedented times, Mary Barra is strategically instilling General Motors historical values and culture back into the domestic workforce as she focuses on improving quality. As the CEO of General Motors, Barra’s leadership has modernized technology efficiency and performance within the GE plants with early announcements that electric vehicles (EV) are expected to release in 2022. With lean supply and rise in economic inflation impacting the automotive industry, GM is forecasted to compete directly against Tesla by 2025 given its existing partnership portfolio and consumer vehicle brands attracting multi-generational buyers.

Barra started working for General Motors in 1980 as a co-op student when she was 18 years old and by 2014 she became the first female head of an automobile manufacturer. The career values she lives with is do what you love, interact and listen, be enthusiastic, make a decision with speed and agility, admit your mistakes, have integrity, be a role model and be part of something great!

POWER THOUGHT

Just BE! You are a human BEing, not a human DOer.

“As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father. And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel.” - 1 Kings 6:12-13

SHONDA RHIMES DOMINATING THE TELEVISION SCREEN

The tone and standard for television was set sixteen years ago when television producer, screenwriter, and author Shonda Rhimes released the pilot episode of her first television series, Grey's Anatomy. Eighteen seasons later, the series is still broadcasting and has left a significant mark and impact in television history. Rhimes brought diversity and representation to television through her cast, the team she worked with, and the writing. She departed Grey's Anatomy for a new opportunity with Netflix, creating new shows. As a woman executive in Hollywood, Rhimes has paved the way and created the space for others during her career so they too can excel and live out their dreams!

POWER THOUGHT

You set the tone. You create the narrative. Be an example for others as you tell your story and live your life!

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." - Hebrews 12:1-2

DAMIAN WOETZEL MOVING THROUGH THE RHYTHM OF LIFE

A creative engine driven by Damian Woetzel, the Julliard School is a private performing arts conservatory where students enliven their spirit and express art through dance, music, and drama. As the 7th president leading this mission, Damian Woetzel was anointed for this journey. Once the principle dancer for the New York City Ballet and visiting artist for the Kirov Academy and American Ballet until he retired in 2008 he shares, “Our commitment to our students must be to provide an evolving platform that offers them the fullest range of opportunity for their individual futures.”

At its heart, the Julliard is adventurous and creative where international scholars conduct traditional training programs at the highest level to approximately 850 students compromising of 600 musicians, 96 dancers, and 80 actors. Woetzel has continued the Julliard legacy as students are transformed with 11 hour per day training regiments as they explore their personal inter-workings while delivering these passions through live stage show performances.

POWER THOUGHT

Discipline is the action of perfecting a discipline as a Disciple!

“When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.” -Genesis 5:1-2

SATYA NADELLA THE MAN IGNITING MICROSOFT

At Microsoft’s annual conference, Ignite, CEO Satya Nadella announced that their company portfolio will be receiving a virtual facelift as they enter into the MR (mixed reality) metaverse. With VR/AR/FX/EMG products readily available in the ecosystem, they are integrating their collaborative suite of applications and consumer based products into the metaverse to exchange physical and digital assets. As the current technological marketplace is dispersed with IOT sensors, Gaming, E-commerce, and GPS competing for the same consumers, avatars and holograms will contribute to the interactive experience aggregating all of these technologies while bridging our human senses real-time inside the AI/ML algorithmic systems. The interaction is expected to be seamless with pervasive 5G bandwidth, NFT, and blockchain solutions utilizing cryptocurrency that will make each of us a microservice. The vision could take a decade or more to come to fruition as other technology giants such as Facebook, Cisco Systems, and Apple are also contributing into the metaverse presence platform.

POWER THOUGHT

Grace is a gift we don't deserve, while mercy is not getting the punishment we deserve. These are not apps so be mindful when pressing other people’s buttons.

"For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything." - Hebrews 3:4

JADEN MICHAEL THE GAME OF LIFE

At the age of 2, Jaden Michael has been developing within the entertainment industry as a model, voice actor, and screen actor. With his most recent contribution casted as the lead on the Netflix series, Colin in Black & White, this selfless role has personally provided him a platform as a new voice for Generation Z. He redefines the traditional narrative of social challenges by empowering class culture with faith, hope, and love. Inspired by Colin Kaepernick, the role has now placed him as an influencer to make positive change. The responsibility is profound and brave as an actor coming of age.

POWER THOUGHT

In the midst of your challenges, the solution is found within the problem. Be open and mindful of the endless possibilities!

"Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground." - Luke 22:39-44

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI NEW RUNWAY RULES

Model, author, Emily Ratajkowski is boldly and courageously sharing her story so she can be free from what the world has labeled her as. She modeled for music videos and runway shows, and recently stepped into new roles as a mother and writer of her new book, "My Body." Ratajkowski recollects stories as a young model and the situations she experienced throughout her journey. She postured herself so people can take her seriously and wants to make sure people see her for who she is, not what she looks like. Ratajkowski is taking the power back and controlling the narrative of her life, no longer allowing society define her and her image. She has a story to tell and now she's using her platform to do so!

POWER THOUGHT

Control the narrative and the story of your life. Don't let the world define you and tell you who you are and what you're supposed to do! Control the narrative and the story of your life!

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." - Romans 12:2

JULIA GARNER THE ART OF HER ACTING

Actress Julia Garner has stepped into a new role and this time it's outside of a traditional movie or television series. Recently, Garner was recruited by Prada for their holiday campaign short film. In A Midwinter's Night Dream, Prada brings winter to Los Angeles. Garner is alongside three other Hollywood stars for the luxury house.

She stars as the lead of the upcoming Netflix series Inventing Anna, set to release February 2022. Garner is playing the infamous scam artist Anna Delvey. In Netflix's crime drama series Ozark, she has played Ruth Langmore, where she began catching the attention of casting calls and other projects. Her roles are diverse and vulnerable, she's a natural all-around talent!

POWER THOUGHT

You don't have to live in a box! Break through the walls and shatter the ceilings that may be stopping you from your dreams!

"Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness." - Romans 12:6-8

JEYMES SAMUEL SING THE SCORE

Producer, Director, and Screenwriter Jeymes Samuel presents his all star cast to the Netflix movie “The Harder They Fall”. Originally known as a singer-songwriter and brother of Seal, Samuel has transcended his craft by embracing his personal relationships articulating them as visual instruments within the movie score. Acoustically integrating his musical prowess and storytelling skills, he shares his perspective of a once enslaved American Cowboy through the art of cinematography. We not only enjoy the delivery of his work on the compositions from Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lauryn Hill, CeeLo Green, and Jadakiss, but he allows us to extend our boundaries by educating us with our traditional and cultural freedoms.

POWER THOUGHT

Only YOU have the gifts given by GOD to fulfill the anointing within the KINGdom so continue to build relationships through conversations by breaking bread often as our Savior did. Sharing meals allows us to build trust with wisdom while reflecting on His WORD.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” - Galatians 5:22-26

KID CUDI A STORY WAITING TO BE TOLD

Modern day renaissance man, artist, actor Kid Cudi is releasing a rare music documentary. "A Man Named Scott" this Friday, Nov. 5. He changed music over a decade ago with his alternative hip-hop style and intimacy. He quit his day job to go on tour and spearheaded his music career with no plan. He opened up his life and shared his vulnerability, his battles, and his story across his music, and even his acting. Cudi's contribution to the culture is evident because of the fruit that has grown over time. The influence and impact of Kid Cudi is important and undeniable!

POWER THOUGHT

Speak your truth, tell your story! You never know who needs to hear your testimony to save their life!

"It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me." - Daniel 4:2

DANIEL CRAIG ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS

Actor Daniel Craig has had a 15-year tenure as James Bond, heightening his legendary status in the iconic film franchise. There's a handful of unexpected vents in the most recent film, "No Time To Die." This epic film had audiences at the edge of their seats as the plot thickened. Unlike the other films, this was an intense and emotional one. Craig's role as James Bond is full of grit, class, and wit. We don't know who will step into his shoes as the next 007 agent but we may have an idea!

POWER THOUGHT

Stay grounded so the chaos of the world does not shake you up! The good does outweigh the bad!

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." - Romans 12:21

WILL SMITH THE EVOLUTION OF HIS PROMINENT ROLES

Will Smith will be portraying the father of decorative tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams in the upcoming biopic “King Richard”. Evolving from his time on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will has been able to transform his gifts through multiple mediums to continue to motivate, inspire, and encourage through his character portrayals. The well anticipated “King Richard” is expected to share our generational trials and successes of fatherhood, family, fellowship, and spiritual fortunes.

POWER THOUGHT

You are the King & Queen of your thoughts. Meditate on the WORD and pray for SALVATION as we all need to maintain harmony within His KINGdom.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will." - Romans 12:1-2

ROBERT PATTINSON THE NEW FACE OF AN OLD HERO

Batman has a new face and Robert Pattinson plays an iconic hero in the upcoming DC Comics film, The Batman. This new Batman is fighting crime and the darkness of the city as they tell the story the young hero. Pattinson portrays a young Batman and focuses on the becoming on his character. He's driven to change the world and determined to take down any crime. The actor was fated to be in the role and he was highly interested and felt connected to the part. The Batman is set to release March 2022.

POWER THOUGHT

Use your light to break through the darkness!

"The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them." - Isaiah 9:2

BOB IGER NEW BEGINNINGS AHEAD

The Walt Disney Company former CEO Bob Iger left such an impact that his footprint is embedded in the DNA of the company forever. He stepped down and transitioned into an executive chairman role to support the transition of the new CEO, Bob Chapek and the company's creative projects. His plans are to depart completely on December 31, 2021. He led the company for over 15 years, building Disney into one of the world's largest media and entertainment companies. His vision was to generate the best creative content, foster innovation, and utilize the latest technoloy, all while expanding into new global markets. He has many accomplishments and milestones throughout his tenure that it is a part of his undeniable legacy.

POWER THOUGUHT

Be encouraged by new beginnings and starting over. Sometimes a fresh slate is all you need!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17

ANGELINA JOLIE HER GRACIOUS & KINDHEARTED SPIRIT

The iconic Angelina Jolie has been making her way on the red carpet, for the premiere of Marvel's latest movie, Eternals. During the global press tour, she has been accompanied by her children who are now young teenagers and young adults. As a mother of five, she has set the example for her children, modeling being a full-time mother, with an entire career. Her role in the movie as Thena, she plays a warrior from Olympia, holding all the powers of superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes. As a natural fit for the role, she joined the cast because she wanted to be a part of the Marvel family. The role of Thena was character driven, and that's what drew her to the part. You can catch Eternals on November 5th!

POWER THOUGHT

You are stronger than you think. If you are facing a battle today, know that it's temporary and victory awaits you. Your resilience is undeniable!

"What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?" - Romans 8:31-32

ADAM MOSSERI AVAILABLE & ACCESSIBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri is vocal, present, and has made himself more accessible to the global community of Instagram users. Mosseri was formerly with Facebook and he is a trusted veteran in the industry. He is highly involved in the operations and growth of the company. As of lately, he has been using the platform to educate, inform, and teach users of all the changes and what’s to come for the app. You can catch him on his Instagram answering questions weekly and interacting with users!

POWER THOUGHT

** Remember that you are called and chosen for the path paved for you! Don't be discouraged by the trials and test you may face during your journey!**

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." - 1 Peter 3:15-16

ALEXANDRE ARNAULT FOLLOWING HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS

President of Rimowa Alexandre Arnault recently tied the knot! He’s the second eldest son of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault. Arnault was appointed by his father and named Executive Vice President of Product and Communications for Tiffany & Co. Questions arise if Alexandre will follow his father’s footsteps and succeed him one day as the CEO of LVMH. Whichever way he decides, the path has been laid out for him! There’s no doubt he has the ability to do so either.

He married accessories brand, D'Estrëe founder Géraldine Guyot this month. This makes this their second ceremony but this time around, their big day was full of star-studded guests! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

POWER THOUGHT

Your future is full of promises and provision! Don’t give up!

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6

BILLIE EILISH MAKING A GENERATIONAL IMPACT

Music sensation Billie Eilish is making power moves and influencing an entire generation using her platform. With #1 albums, she has learned the industry and taking charge. Her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, released this past summer and it's a body of work that she is extremely proud about and one of her favorite projects. It's a reflection of her growth and independence. Eilish, who is only 19 years old has already won seven Grammy's. She directs her own videos and as a visual person, she wants to master this form of her artistry because she believes only she can translate the vision she has for her work. Eilish is still evolving and she wants her fans to know she's not the same girl she was once. She's vocal about her womanhood, her identity, and the struggles she has faced at young age. The singer is growing up right before our eyes and we commend Eilish for her boldness, confidence, and continuous maturation!

POWER THOUGHT

Don't get stuck in your ways! Be flexible and leave room for growth!

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." - Isaiah 43:18-19

SHOU ZI CHEW HOW SECONDS TURNED INTO MILLIONS

As a former Facebook intern during its startup phase and now the CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew's career has taken off since he graduated Harvard Business School. Chew is also the CFO of ByteDance, TikTok's parent company. The Singaporean became TikTok's CEO this past May and he has plans to profit from their popularity and huge success. By working with influencers, he landed a partnership with Shopify. TikTok is giving select influencers, users of the app an opportunity to hawk products directly to users, pushing social commerce. The app reported to now have 1 billion monthly active users, making this a major milestone for the company. TikTok is a favored app around the world, making a major impact especially since the app took off even more in early 2020.

POWER THOUGHT

Don't put a ceiling over your dreams, there are no limits!

"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19

EMILY ADAMS BODE THE BEAUTY OF HER PATTERNS & DETAILS

Designer Emily Adams Bode creates her collections made of repurposed quilts, thrifted fabrics and her pieces are handcrafted to perfection. She is the first female designer to showcase her collection at New York Men's fashion week in 2018. Since Bode has taken off, the brand has reshaped and redefined menswear with color and detailed patterns. This year, Bode was has been nominated for American Menswear Designer of the Year for the 2021 CFDA Awards. Bode is a collector of textiles so she can repurpose items she has found, making it both beautiful and useful again. She draws inspiration from the fabrics, playing with the pattern to create timeless silhouettes for men.

POWER THOUGHT

Craft your life the way you see fit and remember you can live the life of your dreams!

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." - Psalm 37:4

JIL SANDER THE PERFECT FIT

German designer Jil Sander returns with the upcoming UNIQLO +J Fall/Winter 2021 collection. The collection is full of outerwear staples and essentials for the upcoming season. This could potentially be her last collection with UNIQLO. In the announcement of the collection this week, Sander said, "As we close a chapter, I wonder what the future looks like." If this is the last J+ collection, it's safe to safe Sander would have ended on a great note. Sander is known for her understated and minimal style. Her pieces are timeless and it makes statements that will last a lifetime. Be on the lookout for the collection's global release online and in-store on November 11.

POWER THOUGHT

Don't step into the next season prematurely. Remember in due time, every season that begins will have an end.

"And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." - James 1:4

ZENDAYA LIVING THROUGH SUPERNATURAL GROWTH

CFDA's Fashion Icon Award went to the one and only Zendaya. She will be accepting the award at the 2021 CFDA Awards on November 10, making her the youngest person to receive the award at 25. Zendaya is consistent on the red carpet, creating iconic looks and styled by Law Roach, whom she has been working with for over a decade. Zendaya is also an Emmy-winning actress who has partnerships with luxury brands. This Friday, October 22, her newest film Dune releases in theaters and streaming on HBOMax. She stars in this new sci-fi movie with Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, and more. Her talent and growth are both undeniable and she is constantly evolving!

POWER THOUGHT

Don't become stagnant and don't get comfortable where you are! Get out of your comfort zone and take a leap of faith! Your growth awaits you!

"Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress." - 1 Timothy 4:15

JUSTIN BIEBER THE WORLD HE HAS CREATED

Mega pop star Justin Bieber released a new concert film "Justin Bieber: Our World" streaming on Amazon Prime. Bieber dedicated this new film to his fans, being this was his first live concert in three years. He and his team came together to prepare for the intimate show in 30 days. In a socially distanced setting, 240 guests gathered New Year's Eve 2020 on the roof of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The film focuses more on the pandemic than his life and how it shifted so many lives last year. His first albums were titled, "My World" and "My World 2.0" in 2009. The world Bieber has created turned from me to we. Bieber's audience has been consistent since the beginning of his career as a teen idol at the age of 15. Now, the 27 year old is happily married to wife, Hailey Bieber, using his platform to glorify God and express his Christian faith in a new way.

POWER THOUGHT

Embrace your inner being and step further into your potential! Your life is a beautiful reflection of who you are!

"For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him." - Colossians 1:16

EVE JOBS STANDING IN HER FATHER’S LEGACY

Equestrian, model, and daughter of the late Steve Jobs and Laurene Powell Jobs, Eve Jobs may be the next generation' It Girl. Jobs made her runway debut at Paris Fashion Week this past September. During her runway debut, she walked with model vets, Gigi Hadid and Adut Akech. She is a successful equestrian and studied at Stanford. Jobs has accomplished her equestrian dreams and represented Team USA on the global riding stage. She's one of the best jumpers under-25 in the world and won a bronze medal for Team USA at the 2019 Pan American Games. Her look is fresh, vibrant, and fun. Her identity is independent from her family and her father's legacy. Jobs is standing on her own two feet, on the foundation her father built.

POWER THOUGHT

Your path is bright and full of opportunities that have your name on it! Be proud of where you came from and get excited for what's ahead of you!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

DAVE CHAPPELLE THE ART OF HIS COMEDY

Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle released his latest stand-up special, The Closer. This makes Chappelle's sixth special with Netflix. His brilliance and humor is evident on and off the stage. Chappelle's work is thought-provoking, challenging, and sometimes controversial. The art of his comedy pushes barriers and shakes up the room. Known to be one of the greatest comedians of all time, his intent is to not just entertain but to inform, teach, and bring awareness with his perspective on current events. Through his monologues, he challenges his audience to do think so by the end, you understand his point of view or you don't. Chappelle says this will be his last performance for a while.

POWER THOUGHT

Your beliefs and values may not be favored by others but stand firm on your convictions!

"As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death." - 2 Corinthians 7:9-10

MARIA RESSA INFORMED AND HIGHLY RESPECTED