Why do people choose to do bad things? Is there really an evil entity constantly trying to get us to do wrong? And if so, what is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? So many great questions, and we are ready to talk about them. Like a rose that has sprung up from the concrete, rap artist DIMI D has overcome many odds in his own life and has fought his way through the trials and temptations that have tried to take him out. Sometimes things happen in our lives that are out of our control, and the only thing we can do is try our best to move past them. Sadly, in many cases, the hardships that people face in this life have a hardening effect on the way they view the world and those living in it. We often times spiral in a downward direction due to the hardships in our life because hardships often leave a negative impact on the way we think and the way we feel. DIMI D has encountered many experiences throughout his life that could have killed him in the blink of an eye. He understands the mindset of living life on a path to self destruction. The pain in DIMI D’s life caused him to become a rebel who wanted nothing more to live life on his own terms without any rules or regulations from those in a position of higher authority. Sadly, being a rebel has a way of disconnecting us from both God and the people God has sent to be helpful to us in our lives. 

DIMI D is a name we have seen in headlines a lot in the past year. His gift in music and passion for God continues to make room for him in the music world. And just like DIMI D, we all have questions pertaining to our existence. What is life? Why I am I here? Is there life after death? Why do bad things happen to good people? Does God really exist? These are some of the most prominent questions being talked about in our world today, and if we’re not careful, we might find ourselves listening to the wrong people telling us the wrong answers. The truth is, people all over the world are in great distress and they are looking for answers that can help ease their troubled minds. 

The Project “Rebel Turned Angel” is based on the true story of how DIMI D went from being a very lost and troubled youth to becoming a much more productive individual whose mind and heart began to heal as he shifted his focus to follow God instead of the ways of this world. The record is filled with relatable stories and life lessons that are geared towards helping others understand that they are not alone. DIMI D wanted to unveil his personal hardships in lyrical format so that someone might be able to hear his story and find hope for their own life situations.

“Rebel Turned Angel” has a Boom Bap east coast style that is smothered with a West Coast vibe. As you listen to the project through your headphones, you will quickly see that everything DIMI D had to go through was a stepping stone to increase his faith and to draw him closer to the God who called him out of darkness into His marvelous Light. DIMI D credits every good thing in his life to the God who bled and died for his sins and for ours. Just like everyone else, the rapper had choices he had to make along his journey. It was up to him to decide whether or not he was going to allow the bad things that happened dictate the direction he was going to travel throughout the rest of his life. Unfortunately, DIMI D chose the wrong path for many years and ended up paying a hard price for his decisions. However, when he finally came to himself and realized that he needed to give his life and all the issues in it over to God, he was finally able to begin picking up the pieces and allowing God to heal the pain he endured as a young boy growing up on the streets of California.  

What is life? “Life is a God given gift that each of us have been blessed to experience.” Why are we here? “We are here to learn the truth, and by learning that truth we can be set free and forgiven of our wrong doings. Then, we can allow God to use our lives so that He can reach others with the same truth that has the power to save them as forgive their wrong doings as well.” Is there life after death? “Yes! Absolutely. There is life after death, and God refers to it as eternity, a life that is without end. However, the issue is that there are only two destinations we can go to after we die. We can either put our faith and trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ which gives us the right to be forgiven of all of our sins, or we can choose to forfeit our opportunity to be saved and spend eternity in the Lake of Fire with the Devil and his angels. It is completely up to us and we have the power to make our and utterly our choice to choose which end we want to inherit.” Why do bad things happen to good people? “Simple. We live in a broken world that is full of sin and people that are disobedient to God’s will. Since sin is a destructive demonic nature, there isn’t really a way to find eternal hope, peace, or protection outside of the covering of God Almighty.” Why do people choose to do bad things? “Well, the reason people choose to do bad things is because sin lives in the members of their body. This causes people to lean towards disobedience to God, which ultimately causes consequences that can cause us to experience extreme hardships and various types of physical and emotional pain. This is why God wants us to trust and obey Him, so that we can avoid many hardships and learn to thrive in both this life and throughout eternity.” Is there really an evil entity that is constantly trying to get us to do wrong? “Yes, the Bible calls that entity Satan. God says that Satan roams around like a roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. Satan cannot devour us unless we choose to let him. The problem is people are constantly making decisions, that by default, give Satan legal grounds to harass them and wreak havoc in their lives.” What is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? “God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit of the living God. The Holy Trinity. These 3 persons who exist as the Godhead that make up the fulness of who God actually is. When we feel the nudge or we feel the thoughts to do what is right, that’s God’s voice speaking to us. The more we choose to trust and obey God’s word, the more His favor and grace will shine in and through our lives for the whole world to see. This heavenly light inside of us will produce good deeds that are done on the outside through out behaviors and choices, which then cause people to see those good deeds and give thanks to the one true God for His goodness and mercy. Amen!”

Make sure you guys check out “REBEL TURNED ANGEL” and be sure to follow DIMI D on his Social Media below!

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Remodeling Your Home

It is very common for people who live in the same residence year after year to begin imagining their home looking a different way. Some might envision their bathroom being a different color, or a different layout, or even a brand new look altogether. Others might daydream about having a bigger kitchen. I mean, who couldn’t use a little more counter space and a few more cabinets? Or perhaps one might consider replacing their wooden floors with some pearl white granite or dark blue tiles? The truth is, seeing the same thing over and over year after year can eventually become dull and boring. So, in order to liven things up and keep the excitement flowing we often try new things to help stimulate our minds and satisfy our need to see change.

(BRB dining and kitchen remodeling – before and after)

Although, most of us might enjoy seeing a change in the scenery around our home, it’s also very important to understand the pros and cons of building your dream home. We can’t tell you how many people have made the mistake of guessing the cost of their home makeover instead of actually speaking with professionals to assess a realistic budget for the renovations they want to implement into their home. Trent Teat, the CEO of Ballroom Baths & Home Design (BRB) wanted to give our readers some valuable insight on things to consider before initiating the process to remodeling your home.


Trent’s Answer: Setting an unrealistic budget. Not complementing the original architectural style. Checking contractor reviews 

What would you consider the most important aspect of remodeling?

Trent’s Answer: Plan ahead.  Increase efficiency, not just the size. Make sure the contractor you choose is fully insured.

What are 5 tips you can offer homeowners who are considering RENOVATIONS?

Trent’s Answer: Keep resale in mind. Be very specific about the details. Prepare to communicate effectively. Adaptability to a short term inconvenience. Pamper yourself.

What are 3 tips you can give homeowners to save money during the remodeling process?

Trent’s Answer: (Design first) Create your layout – make selections. Generate a realistic budget.

Why choose Ballroom Baths & Home Design? 

Trent’s Answer: At Ballroom Baths & Home Design, we believe that open and continued communication throughout the entire remodeling process is not only your right, but our promise to you. As such, personal attention to customer service is a priority.

Having over 20 plus years of experience, we believe that the key to building lifelong relationships with our customers is through maintaining an approach focused on respect for both you and your home. We consider it a privilege to be invited into your home, and from the design process all the way through the final clean-up, we never forget that it is your home.

Ballroom Baths & Home Design (BRB) recommends asking these questions before renovating!


  • 1. Why do I want to remodel my house? 
  • 2. Is my house worth renovating?
  • 3. When do I want to start this project, realistically? 
  • 4. What is on my “wish list” and what is on my “must-have” list? 
  • 5. Are there repairs in my home that need attention before remodeling takes place?
  • 6. Where I am planning to stay during the renovation period? 
  • 7. What is my budget for remodeling my home? 
  • 8. Do I have extra money set aside for unforeseen expenses?
  • 9. Am I using reputable professionals with good reviews?
  • 10. What will the weather be like during my renovation period?

Visit www.ballroombaths.com to schedule your FREE in-home consultation!

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Amer Bally, #1 Michigan Mortgage Broker Joins UMortgage

TROY, Mich., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UMortgage, a fast-growing national mortgage company, continues its nationwide expansion – today, announcing that Troy, Michigan-based mortgage brokerage The Bally Team has joined its corporate portfolio.

The Bally Team, founded in 2018, has become one of the mortgage industry’s biggest success stories – already the second-largest mortgage brokerage in Michigan, helping more than 2,000 families achieve the dream of homeownership. The company is spearheaded by 27-year-old Amer Bally, the top-ranked loan officer in Michigan and No. 83 overall loan officer in the country. In 2020, Bally was recognized as a “30 Under 30” winner by The Detroit Entrepreneur.

In addition to supporting homeownership and financial literacy throughout Michigan, The Bally Team has supported more than 15,000 Michigan families through charitable donations, as part of its “Bally Giveback” initiative with Detroit-based Gleaners Food Bank.

“Joining UMortgage is an exciting and humbling experience, and speaks to the importance of prioritizing your business around doing right by people,” said Amer Bally, Branch Manager of The Bally Team. “At The Bally Team, we’re passionate about going the extra mile to promote financial literacy and educate people on the affordable homeownership opportunities that exist. Knowing the UMortgage team operates on those same principles, this partnership will create even stronger, long-lasting benefits to Michigan residents.”

Philadelphia-based UMortgage, operated by mortgage industry veteran Anthony Casa, has a mission of providing financial literacy to more consumers throughout the country, with an emphasis on underserved communities.

“Amer is one of the hungriest loan officers in the mortgage industry and his passion, both for his team and his clients, have made him a leader in the broker channel,” said Anthony Casa, President of UMortgage. “His relentless drive for continued improvement and commitment to empowering people through financial literacy aligns perfectly with our goals at UMortgage.”

The Bally Team will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its official grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 5pm EST. The event will take place at 1050 Wilshire Dr., Suite 300, Troy, MI 48084.

About UMortgage

UMortgage is a purpose-driven mortgage company committed to serving their Loan Originators and community at large. Each Loan Originator offers consumers the personalized touch of working with a Broker in their backyard while maintaining the support and resources of a nationally licensed company. Licensed nationwide, they are trailblazing a path in the mortgage industry that is streamlined, modernized, and values-driven. For more information, visit umortgage.com or email media@umortgage.com.

Media Contact:
Corie Meredith

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Have you ever been faced with adversity, and decided to continue going against the grain? In the world we live in today, we are constantly faced with lies, deception, threats, and manipulation by people who want us to bow down to a godless system.

This is why most people can appreciate artists like DIMI D, who chooses to use his gifts in music to combat evil agenda’s carried out by evil men and women who follow the father of lies. Located on the west coast in the heart of California DIMI D is always trying to come up with ways to speak truth in a world that is full of darkness and lies. In the early days of his youth, this young Californian seemed to always have a desire to make music. No matter where he went, no matter what he was doing, somehow lyrics and melodies would always find a way to go with him. Middle school was pivotal time for DIMI D, because this is when he discovered his passion for free styling, which ultimately inspired this young man to become a rap artist.

Most people would agree that dreams and goals are a great thing to have. But, with every dream comes a long list of trials and adversity we have to face. Although the rap artist DIMI D had a sincere passion for doing music, he really had a hard time dealing with the idea of people treating him like an outcast for doing music that glorified God. Sometimes, people mistake Christians for being weak simply because they strive to lead a good life of love and humility. However, God Himself says that those who follow Jesus Christ are MORE THAN CONQUERORS. He also says that the prayers of those who follow Him are POWERFUL. That doesn’t sound like a weak person to me. That sounds like a person I would want to be like!

So what is this new song people are talking about? And what is the story behind it? We asked DIMI D to give us the scoop. He told us that “FURNACE” was co-written between him and his homies Big Jumps and Trrewillz. He continued to tell us that “FURNACE” was inspired by the book of Daniel, primarily the story of Shadrach Meshach and Abednego. Three powerful men who still inspire faith in the lives of people around the world even thousands of years after their death. The goal of this 3-part collaboration is to reach audiences around the world and help wake them up to the lies and deception being told by the demonic powers that be.

In the world we live in today, our society is constantly being told lies by news channels and government officials who have self motivated godless agendas. However, just as Shadrach Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the furnace for not bowing down and obeying false god’s, we too must stand firm in the face of our adversities and trust the Lord to the very end. Ultimately, Shadrach Meshach and Abednego suffered no harm because they remained loyal to the God they loved. It’s no different now then it was then, we MUST have faith and trust in the Lord. God does not want us to live in fear. Even if our loyalty to Christ was to cost us our life, those who die in Christ have the eternal hope of salvation in the Kingdom of Heaven! In Christ, death has no power whatsoever. Therefore, we can rest peacefully in the hope that we truly will have life after death! Hallelujah!!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave his One and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall NOT PERISH but have EVERLASTING LIFE.

Make sure you guys check out “FURNACE” and click below to follow DIMI D!

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It’s always good news when someone is trying to make a positive difference in the world. Canaan Khourie is definitely one of those people. This aspiring pastor, model, and entrepreneur was born and raised in the heartland of Florida. As a young adolescent, Canaan grew up in the church and always had a firm desire to be involved in ministry. The teaching of God’s word sparked a dream in this young man, and that dream was to be a leader for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Even as a young boy, Canaan believed in his heart that God had called him to be a Pastor. Therefore, his heart is set on leading souls into The Kingdom of Heaven.

Canaan has always been known as an individual possessing a good heart towards people. He has a history of continually trying to put others before himself. I think we all can agree that this type of behavior is hard thing to do sometimes, but it is definitely something we all need to do and keep on doing. God is the foundation and ultimate definition of pure love. Sadly, it is the one thing that this world is missing more than anything else. Canaan loves the Lord, and he has no shame in letting people see it. He loves to goof around, enjoy life, and make memories with the people he loves. He also enjoys hitting the gym in order to make a better temple (his body) for God, because the Bible talks about our bodies being the temple of God and that He (the Spirit of God) dwells within us. Canaan seeks to base his everyday life on the teachings of the Bible. He does his very best to walk with The Lord and to keep His commandments. His greatest joy next to serving the Lord, is spending quality time with his family. Family is extremely important to Canaan!

Although, it would be such a blessing if we could live our lives completely stress free, the truth is we often times find ourselves struggling in the midst of life’s hardest difficulties. Canaan is well acquainted with some of these same struggles. Sometimes, people think that Christians have it all together, or that they need to have it all together. But the truth is, Christians have it rough. They live in a world where most people live their lives contrary to the truth of God’s word, which means they are often seen as “abnormal” or “strange” people. But are they really the ones who are abnormal and strange? Many might say yes. But God definitely says otherwise. The road that leads to Hell and destruction is wide and broad, and the Bible says that MANY enter through it. The Bible also tells us that the road that leads to eternal life is very narrow, and that there are few people who are finding it. It’s not easy living in a world that is contrary to what you believe. There have been times when Canaan wanted to give up and throw in the towel. His struggles about girls, and certain addictions he has struggled with really made him wonder if he was good enough to be used by God. I think most people have found themselves in that headspace at one time or another. However, most believers people would agree that God has been extremely faithful to them through their doubts, their fears, and through every storms. Hallelujah!

Canaan spent a lot of time growing up in a private Christian school. This was primarily because his mother did not want him to be subjected to the godless we often find running rapid in our public school system. Therefore, do to this type of upbringing, Canaan ended up being sheltered away from the world for most of his life. It wasn’t until about two years ago that he finally got to see what the real world was like. This was around the same time that he graduated high school. Sadly, when he discovered the truth about the world we live in he was very heartbroken by what he saw. After graduating high school, Canaan went on to college. He graduated with his Associate’s Degree on April 23, 2021 based on religious education. However, Canaan does not consider walking with God to be a form of religion. He believes walking with God means you strive to have a real relationship with your Maker. And we could’t agree more! Canaan is currently employed as a school teacher, who’s academic focus is 8th and 9th grade World & American History. Shout out to all the teachers holding it down for Christ in the public school system!

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It’s always nice to have good music you can vibe with. But it’s even better when you find great music you can vibe with! Wouldn’t you agree?

Introducing DIMI D, an upcoming CHH Artist based in the heart of Fontana, CA. Ever since DIMI D was a young boy, his heart was always filled with a love for music. Everywhere he went, he would always sing the lyrics to his favorite songs. Once the young rapper reached the age of middle school, he developed a passion for free styling. This was the chapter in his life when he realized music was the path he wanted to pursue.

Although DIMI D had a passion for music, he struggled with the thought of people looking down on him for being a Christian Rapper. He didn’t want people to think that his music was weak just because it reflected his faith in the God. Unfortunately, most Christian content over the years has caught a bad wrap. This is primarily do to the fact that Christians haven’t really had a strong budget to work with. However, a lot has changed over the years, and now Christians are investing thousands and even millions into entertainment projects. PSYCHO is simply one of those songs that proves you can still go hard as a Christian without using any profanity or forms of vulgar language.

We decided to reach out to DIMI D and asked him why he chose to do music? This was his response: “I do music for the people who feel like they don’t belong. I also do it for the people who love West Coast music and R&B. I want my music to relate to people who might have a similar story as me. If my music can relate to someone else’s life, than i’ve reached my goal. If it doesn’t, then I guess my songs will simply be normal tracks like everyone else.”

DIMI D was introduced to God when he was just a little boy. The concept of God and the truth of the Bible always seemed to just make sense to him. However, there were many times along the way when his adversary the Devil tried to attack him in hopes of destroying his life. But praise to be God the Devils plans never succeeded! DIMI D wants the world to know that he is grateful to God for saving his life and blessing him with a family that truly cares about his walk with the Lord. Music and Jesus mean so much to him. As a matter of fact, the rising rap artist emphatically credits his musical abilities to the Lord Jesus Christ. “Without God, I would not be able to make music that has a positive impact on people’s lives.”

So, what it the song PSYCHO actually about? The rapper told us that: “My song PSYCHO speaks to the idea that once I step into the booth and approach the mic, I spit the craziest lyrics and hottest bars I can come up with. So in that sense, you can kind of say that my music is somewhat Psychotic in that way. I really enjoyed producing the music to this song. It kinda has a scary vibe to it, but the other elements I mixed in really makes the track go hard.”

Make sure you guys check out PSYCHO and be sure to follow DIMI D on his Social Media below!

Instagram: @dimi_d_the_official_lil_30

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Most people who vibe with the CHH music genre know that it is very uncommon for Christian Rap Artists to land movie placements. And the artists who have landed movie placements, are most always signed to record deals with semi to well-known recording labels. But, every now and then the world gets to witness a few rare individuals who rise up from the ashes, miraculously beat the odds, and blaze a trail of eye capturing victory right in front of the people who hoped they wouldn’t succeed. Well, today we are beyond excited to talk about two extraordinary individuals that fall directly into that category.

Many of you may already know this particular powerhouse. It is no secret that his career has been a pretty inspiring phenomenon within the CHH industry for nearly a decade. Shockingly, even major secular music execs have complimented his work and praised his astounding achievements. Dominic Bonsignore, more commonly known as the rap artist “Harmini”, is a professional independent rap artist, songwriter, actor, model, and film producer. His humility, hard work, dedication, and faith have not only caused him to acquire top tier skills as an international recording artist, but have also made him an extremely high profile contact within the music business. Out of all the numbers in your phone that get deleted, if you are fortunate enough to have Harmini’s, guard it with your life!

As fate would have it, living on the other side of the United States of America another dynamic gem piece in the music industry was discovered. His talent was often overlooked and discredited by the people around him, especially to the well known artists within the CHH music genre. That is, until he met Harmini. We would like to introduce to you a rising voice in the CHH music community who goes by the name “P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. At the time Harmini connected with this humble, gifted, God loving Buffalo, NY rapper, P.O.G. was weary and struggling to keep hope alive. Which is understandable when your constantly overlooked by the same people who yell “Lets unify! We support you! Lets unify! We support you!” at their shows, but then completely neglect you as soon as they walk off stage. Sadly, most of the prominent names you know in CHH are just that – a two-faced show. But Harmini took the time to both encourage and call out the gifts inside of “P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. And when the opportunity came up for Harmini to write another movie track, he teamed up with the Buffalo artist and they co-wrote an amazing single titled “BAD FOLKS.

So, what is the synopsis of this feature film titled “BAD FOLKS”? And how does the song “BAD FOLKS” tie into the movie? Well, the film is a murder mystery by MGI films and the story takes place inside of a city bar room. There are a total of eight people in this bar. All of which are considered to be “Bad Folk”. One of the individuals at the bar managed to commit a murder without being seen. Now, none of them are able to leave until the real killer is uncovered and the murder mystery is solved. Everyone inside the bar is a suspect, and none of them want to fess up to the killing. The song “BAD FOLKS” ties in very well, and quite honestly in our opinion, is really genius. The song has an intriguing intro that sets up the mood for the record. Harmini starts off the song by saying: “8 Bad Folk. 1 bar. 1 murder. Everyone’s a suspect”. Then the chorus drops addressing the topic of prayer, as a form of direction and encouragement to the innocent who are being interrogated as suspects. The song is also clearly addressing all people everywhere all around the world who have fallen on hard times.

Chorus lyrics: “PRAY! When you feel alone and nobody understands what you’re going through PRAY! When the walls close in and you got nowhere to go, boy you know you better PRAY! When the world starts trippin and nobody seems to listen that’s when you gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY!”. This was actually a very clever approach, especially since the song doesn’t feel “preachy” at all, even though in a lot of ways – it’s PREACHING! The song highlights the life of godless people in society, classifying them within the category of being “Bad Folk”. These are the people in society who choose to live in a way that both violates (and breaks) the law, puts the lives of innocent people in harms way, and causes drama and discord within our communities. The entire song, although wrapped in the story of a murder mystery, is clearly teaching people to “seek God” and “Pray” when life gets hard. And it also highlights the fact that living life as a rebel isn’t the way to go, even though the culture continues to teach society that it is. So yeah, like we said, pure Genius! Harmini and P.O.G The MC for Christ definitely “murdered” that track!

The song was well received by the public, and has went on to encourage tens of thousands of people who absolutely love the dynamics of the newly released single and the positive message that it delivers. The ONLY negative review we could find searching the web, came from one group of individuals on the Guerilla Cross “SPEAK LIFE” Radio Show. Which is ironic, because their very name suggests that they would be first in line to “Speak Life” over the record. Go figure. Nevertheless, their opinion crashed and burned as the “BAD FOLKS” movie track was praised by the masses and went on to produce over 80,000 streams in the first nine months of it’s release. WOW!!

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Tez the Don Gives The Great Depression a Whole New Meaning w/ the Release of his New Album

Michigan’s own Tez the Don dropped another quality project this week titled “The Great Depression”. However, he gives an entirely new meaning to these three words known for the collapse of American economy. After all, it’s the unmatched creative Tez we’re talking. The seven titles of each song give us a preview of what he’s presented. 

If you haven’t had the chance to hear it yet, stream the album on all your favorite streaming platforms. If you happen to live in the greater Detroit area, pay attention to the billboards. There you will see the icon in the making: Tez the Don. The billboard milestone is a grand one for the artist. 

Seven singles totaling 20 minutes and 20 seconds feed the soul. The Detroit Entrepreneur Media describes it as “time well spent.” Tez the Don is born and based in Michigan, yet strives  to reach audiences worldwide. With the drive and mastermind he possesses, that time is almost here. He does his “The Don” name justice indeed. 

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The Zahara Red Brand: An Empowering Movement on the Rise

Written by: Denisa Debocci

If empowerment was a color, it would be red. Zahara Red that is. CEO, Entrepreneur and Author, Zahara Red, has a vision. The skills that endurance and ambition gives a woman are tastefully used by the emerging public figure. She made her debut as an author with the release of her novel A Dip Into the Forbidden. With goals of giving others a sense of confidence and power, Zahara is currently rebranding her cosmetics line Zahara Red Cosmetics (ZRC). Consisting of simplicity and boldness, the cosmetics line welcomes and compliments all facial features. The goal: build women up. “When a woman puts on a red lip, confidence enters the room,” shares the CEO.

“We wear a red lip because it’s OK to be BOLD.”

@zahararedcosmetics – message from the SHEo

Endorsed by The Detroit Entrepreneur this year, Zahara has proven that us females are capable of what we or society may deem impossible. We face our obstacles a day at a time, continuing to keep our eyes on the prize. And a ruby red lip wouldn’t hurt anybody. After all, bold is the goal.

She is a role model with many other achievements outside of her business endeavors. Personally, I support the Zahara Red movement by simply following rising public figure, Zahara, and wearing that signature lip. Adhering to the Detroit Entrepreneur beliefs, I prefer to support local brands and business. Major beauty brands all started with a vision at the starting line as well, so let’s get Zahara Red Cosmetics there as well by supporting her page here.

Any Kindle readers? Great news! The online version of her book just went live. We invite you to read A Dip Into the Forbidden on Kindle here.

Armoney Rose New Release “I Ain’t Gone Lie” (Video)

Armoney Rose, born Quinntez Banks, is a 29-year-old singer/rapper determined to make his mark upon every avenue of the music industry through the release of honest and effective music that genuinely impacts others. From his style to his music, Armoney proudly exhibits his honesty and Muslim foundation while displaying both his growth and hometown influences. The artist showcases this in his single and music video “I Ain’t Gone Lie”. In hopes of making an impact upon people from all backgrounds, Armoney’s sound builds upon the current state of R&B as he brilliantly mixes hip-hop lyricism into his works.

Although Armoney was steadily working on his artistry, his journey came to a halt in 2006 after going to prison for the first time over shooting his father, which soon led him to 13 years in prison and a time period of fast-life choices. Armoney soon found himself facing many troubles due to misdirection and an association with friends in the streets. Moving forward from this lifestyle, Armoney would make one of his greatest transitions as he chose to move away from past doubt, anger, and insecurities by making these issues the focus of his future drive and determination. In 2020, Armoney would go on to connect with A1 Ent.’s CEO Aaron after being introduced by a friend of the label who was facing incarceration at the time. After being released from prison in 2019, Armoney would sign with A1 Entertainment just one year later.

As 2021 reigns on, the release of Armoney’s all-new tracks ​”Chicken Dinner”​ and ​”Swear To God” will find the singer collaborating with popular Detroit producer Helluva again; the duo previously worked together on the track ​”Getting Off​”, which was released when Armoney was still independent. In addition to previously dropping his first full project titled​ Armoney Experience,​ Armoney has also worked with Smerf Beats and has performed as an opening act on stage for artists, such as Twista and Baby Blue. With a new untitled project coming in the next three months, Armoney promises fans will be introduced to fresh tracks and surprising guest appearances.

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Heat in the Street: “Would You Mind?” – Ruante x Dre Butterz

Emerging artist Ruante, who was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan grew up in the church and at an early age he developed a passion for music. As a teen he wrote songs and studied the art of making timeless records. Being influenced by Usher, Ne-Yo, Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones. This Detroit native was determined to make authentic and substantial music. Ruante’s sound has a 90s vibe mixed in with today’s bounce and smooth melodies.

Ruante remains devoted to connecting with his listeners and other artists to deliver timeless and inspirational music. After releasing a few songs and receiving such positive feedback, Ruante wanted to perfect his craft the best he can. His most recent song “Would You Mind?” has been buzzing and this is just the start of what is to come. This talented singer/songwriter is simply a refreshing, thought-provoking voice for today’s music and he is definitely one to watch out for.

Instagram: @iam_LaRuante
Email: Ruantemusic@gmail.com

Tae Envy Sets ‘The Mood’ with Single and Video “Take It Off”

Releasing this month, Tae Envy’s “Take It Off” is sure to keep the Valentine’s Day mood alive. Tae Envy, nicknamed ‘The Mood’ himself, is a rising R&B talent that is based in Michigan. With a growing fanbase and high potential, the artist is eager to release new music, and “Take It Off” is the perfect single to introduce the new and improved Tae Envy.

From the melodies to the lyrics, “Take It Off” is sure to be your next favorite song, or the newest song to that one playlist. In addition, the music video is expected to impress listeners and viewers even greater.

Stay tuned for the new release and be sure to remain updated on social media here.

How ‘Abu Batata’ Became a Pioneer in Arab-American Talent Worldwide

An Introduction

Hailing from the Bay Area in a state that birthed entertainment, Batata, notoriously recognized as Abu Batata from YouTube’s viral series “Arab Driving School”, is a pioneer in talent. His Palestinian roots are a key factor in his impact in the Arab community. This self-made entrepreneur, talent, YouTube star, and artist has beat the minute odds of achieving high-status recognition.

The competition was minimal at the start of his career in entertainment, as he was one of the first to do what he was meant to do: bring joy to others with his humor, bring positivity to lives, and to passionately stand up for the voiceless.

A Pioneer in Arab American Talent

His YouTube content left an ever-lasting impact and influence on future Arab-American comedy and other YouTube stars. It is safe to state that Batata has reached a milestone people spend a lifetime to reach: to become a household name. His 100+ million accumulated views and counting have brought families together, awakened masses, and most importantly, served as a motivator to continue to dominate in his industry and community. In the words of Batata, this is all for them: the people.

Music | Podcast | Upcoming Endeavors

With many avenues in entertainment being pursued, he is boldly and successfully executing music, his own show, and future surprises to be soon announced. In 2020, his hit collaboration with Eddy Mack and Matthew Bento, “Buss Down Ting”, was featured on Thisis50, and recognized as the summer anthem. Soon to release a new single, his fanbase is anticipating yet another hit. Featured on The Source as a hit of the year, “I Don’t Want to Talk” has caught the attention of audiences beyond his current fanbase and reached top media outlets. “I Don’t Want to Talk” focused on confidence and labeled the “flex anthem.” What he does want to talk, however, is the launch of his brand new podcast, Batata Talks. This judgement-free podcast/show is perfectly fitted for a host like him. Raw and uncut, the podcast doesn’t solely focus on humor and engagement with viewers and listeners, he also speaks on topics often swept under the rug in his community.

It is evident that the YouTube star is not only remaining as a pillar in his field, but emerging into something even greater. 2021 holds promising announcements, and you all should stay tuned.

Instagram | YouTube | “Arab Driving School” | Music

‘Le Richi’ – The New Era of Fashion

Celebrating their recent launch, ‘Le Richi’ proudly presents a new era of fashion. Founder and CEO, Elham Shabani, had the goal of leaving a mark in the fashion industry.

“My goal is to leave a mark on the fashion industry by creating a clothing piece that inspires people to be different, and embrace who they are,” Elham shared. “Everyone is beautiful, and are not told so enough.” His slogan, “life is beautiful”, was inspired by just that.

The young twenty-year-old man with intense aspirations of achieving success has now achieved a milestone. Growing up, Elham would buy and be later influenced by two big brands back in the day, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. The saying is true, when you are feeling good you’re looking good. 

“When I was younger, I was always different,” he tells us. “At 9 years old, I was diagnosed with a super rare disease called Morphea that developed on my face, which dented my cheekbones. At 15, I had plastic surgery. I knew God put me on this earth to be different. It motivated me, and I told myself if there is anyone in the world who feels doubtful about themselves because of how they look or dress, I’m going to change that.” His clothing line gives confidence. 

Elham always wanted to feel and look wealthy in the way that he dressed, thus came his very own clothing brand, Le Richi. He was very determined as he used to watch documentaries on major brands from France and Italy and take notes so that he could approach his line in a similar fashion. The country of France has a special place in Elham’s heart, so he proceeded to base his brand off that. He searched for many translations from the French language before falling in love with Le Richi, which means “the richest.”

Elham states that he wants people to feel wealthy when wearing Le Richi and plans to make it the next big luxury brand. The logo, which is the Eiffel Tower, stands for elegance and has signs of hierarchy with the French Gallic Rooster. Although Elham plans to make this a luxury brand, it is still very affordable. He plans to target the younger generation with his clothing. 

When asked what sets his clothing line apart from others, Elham responded, “what the brand stands for is what sets me apart. My slogan is, life is beautiful.” Elham finished up by stating, “when you put on Le Richi clothing you will feel a special way and you will feel different.” Elham plans to  become the best designer in the world. 

“I want to create an empire where everyone can take notice and feel special when they wear the piece. I know once I do that I will summit my legacy.” 

Elham Shabani, Founder/CEO of ‘El Richi’

To check out and shop El Richi click here | Follow his Instagram @elhamshabani32 and follow the line at @lerichiapparel | Email him at elhamshabani4@gmail.com

Eddy Mack’s “Savanna” raises over $7,000 to lebanon disaster relief



Last month, Eddy Mack vowed to donate all streaming revenue from his hit single “Savanna” to a disaster relief charity in Lebanon. The explosion in Beirut affected hundreds of thousands of residents. Thankfully, the country received worldwide assistance.

“Savanna” | American Red Cross in Beirut, Lebanon (August, 2020)


“As an Arab influencer, it just wouldn’t be right not to do anything for my people. Originally, out of respect, I wasn’t going to release a song at the time. Due to some distribution issues, I couldn’t pull back the song. I thought about how I could turn a negative situation into a positive one.”

Eddy on why he decided to donate stream revenue.

Listeners worldwide assisted the success of the donation by their contribution: listening to his music.

Stream “Savanna” below. Follow Eddy Mack on IG here.

Face Time: Tips to Clear Skin and Local Skin Care Brands

As a skin care fanatic, I’m consistency scanning the market to see what the latest & greatest products are on the market, ranging from big box brands to artisan made products concocted from ingredients right out of one’s kitchen. To say there’s a variety of beauty enhancing treatments & products out there is an immense understatement. It can be confusingly overwhelming to know what to choose, as we all possess different skin types; some of us are oily, sensitive, dry, acne prone, and/or a combination of these. Choosing the wrong treatment may even worsen the skin status of some.

We’re all unique.

While many of these treatments have the capabilities of yielding amazing results, none of these treatments can universally be applied to everyone, as our skin types vary tremendously. I developed a universal tip list that everyone could benefit from, regardless of skin type, skin color, or skin complications. This list will focus on facial skin care.

Tip #1: Countdown

Most of us have invested in decent cleansers. We’ve all learned that to be the most basic step. While that may be true, many of us still don’t end up properly cleaning our skin. How long are you cleaning your face? Just as it’s recommended we wash our hands for 20 seconds, we should give ourselves a minimum time limit for washing our face, perhaps 1 minute. Also, are you remembering to clean those forgotten about spots – behind your ears, your eyes (with care!), lips, and under your chin? Now, you’ve washed your face, but is it really clean? Let’s test it out!

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I recommend using a cotton pad, soaking it with warm water, and wiping your entire face to test out it out. This is tell you if you’re ready to move on to the next step in your facial care routine. George Gregory, A Men’s Clothing Store in Detroit, sells an awesome 6 oz. exfoliating face wash called “Tame the Beast” for only $29 that works shockingly well. Check them out on Instagram: @ShopGeorgeGregory. You’d be happy to know they offer free shipping!

Tip #2 : Wipe Me Down

Hello? Are you still there? Our phones are a part of our life. They’re mini computers, and also our mini minds. They think for us, and everything else. We love them dearly, but really when’s the last time you’ve gave them a deep cleaning? I mean a real deep cleansing where you actually detached your phone case, and sanitized them both? I won’t judge you. I’m sure we can all agree, not enough. This is something that we should all be doing daily. Just as we wash our face, we should be washing our phones. We talk & touch them daily so why not clean them daily? It takes 5 minutes, tops.

Tip #3: Sweet Dreams

You know that feeling when you go to bed in fresh clean sheets? Don’t you just sleep so much better? Well, not only does it help you to sleep better, but it will help you to look better. Many of us make it a weekly habitual routine to change our linens, but we should be changing our pillow cases much more often. I would recommend changing one’s pillowcase every other day. We use so many hair & body products, and we need to keep all the residue from those products far away from our precious, delicate, gentle faces.

The brand aiming to change the standard of beauty was found in 2011 by Melissa Butler.

Check out another hot Detroit brandThe Lip Bar. They’re experts on clean beauty, and they offer some beneficial advice on their website www.lipbar.com on how to keep your makeup brushes clean. Be sure to check out some of their vegan products too! Instagram: @LipBarDetroit & @LipBar

Did you notice the common thread in all the tips? Cleanliness! Proper cleaning is what it’s all about. With this COVID-19 pandemic in full effect, we see the benefits of something as simplistic as just washing our hands. Simple techniques to enhance cleanliness can go a long way, as we’ve been taught through this coronavirus widespread. So let’s stay clean & sanitized, not just during this pandemic, but even when it has come to past (hopefully soon, fingers crossed!); besides, it can help us keep our faces looking beautiful so we can wake up flawless!

Stay protected during this COVID-19 outbreak, while showing support for another Detroit brand, Detroit VS Everybody, by purchasing a limited edition face mask at vseverybody.com & check out their Instagram: @DetroitVsEverybodyLLC too!

Author: Brittani Brisker

IG: whiff.n.sniff                      www.whiffnsniff.com

Created: May 22, 2020

Top Notch NME Luxury Street Clothing in the D

Detroit’s Top Notch NME is a high-end streetwear brand that bridges the gap between streetwear and high end fashion. Their mission is to create a brand that also resonates through all cultures and hints the new culture.

Entrepreneur and founder of Top Notch NME, Craig Washington, had an eye for fashion since he was 13 years old. He would clean offices with his grandma to save money to buy the high end fashion he loved.

I started cutting up old clothes and putting my own twist on it. I started charging friends at school to lace their shoes in crazy designs. I also have a big passion for shoes and quite the collection of Jordan’s number 11s.

The designer’s mind is focused on making a high-end streetwear brand that delivers great quality with a timeless look.

Top Notch NME is not just a brand… it is a lifestyle.

Top Notch NME also plans to release its signature belt, sunglasses and even purses.

You can also find Top Notch NME below!

Website: https://www.topnotchnme.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/top_notch_n…

Twitter: Check out Top Notch NME (@TopNotchNME): https://twitter.com/TopNotchNME?s=09

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopNotchNME/

Top Notch NME King Cobra Shoes: https://topnotchnme.italianfashion.de…

The New Must Have Shoe Accessory: Pattens

Gone are the days of tip toeing through snow in our platform heels, ladies and gents. A new fashion trend is on the way. Introducing Pattens, sleek shoe covers for any weather. 
The idea is just about genius and its fabulous design compliments this bold new fashion item. 

Sara Gillespie and Leigh Ann Warner, founders of Patten Place, wanted to allow individuals to wear any shoes they wanted without having to compromise outfits due to weather. [Nothing says sexy like a little black dress and Uggs.]

It is believed that April showers bring May flowers and thankfully Pattens are made of material to handle rain. Bring it, Mother Nature. The fashion company has plans of shipping out its Pattens to customers in April. It is time for Michigan brands to impact fashion and Pattens Place takes the lead. 

Check out their website www.pattensplace.com and preorder your pair of Pattens. 

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