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Movie Review “Girls Trip”

We finally had the opportunity to experience “Girls Trip” and it was PHENOMENAL. 

Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

We walked into the film expecting to laugh through the entire movie and have an entertaining experience. However, upon completion of the film, you realize that there is a story amongst the humor and even deeper, a form of self realization within the story. 

Jada Pinkett Smith

We all know Girls Trip is based on 4 girlfriends taking a trip to the Essence Festival in the hopes of reconnecting and fixing their strained relationship. During this trip, you begin to learn each member of the group and you subconsciously start to place your friends into their roles. 

For those who haven’t seen it, we strongly suggest you do, however, we won’t give it all away, during the comedy there are some hurdles that each character experiences. These hurdles begin to cause you to realize which girl you relate the most to. Furthermore, you begin to ask yourself, “what would I do?”

From the Nights out on the town, to the intimate conversations in bed, this film has something for everyone. Male and Female.

Now! Let’s get into the film as a whole:

Story- 9/10

Fashion- 10/10

Eye candy- 10/10

Laughter- 10/10

Relateability- 10/10

Acting- 10/10

Overall Score-10/10

Girls Trip
For those who have seen it, 

Who was your FAVORITE Character???

What was your favorite scene???

Did you like the film as a whole???

If you are wondering which character you relate to the most, CLICK HERE to take the Character Test! (we did not create the test, nor do we own it.)

Essence Magazine 

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Produced by: Will Packer & Malcolm D. Lee

Screenplay by: Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver

Story by: Erica Rivinoja, Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver

Starring: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh

Music by: David Newman

Cinematography: Greg Gardiner

Edited by: Paul Millspaugh

Tamar Braxton takes to Instagram to Apologize to Tiny!

Hey Slammers. It’s time to dish and sip. So, let’s get to it!

Earlier today, Tamar Braxton took to Instagram to lay her soul on the line in reference to the ongoing doohickey between her and Tiny. Now! No shade, No tea. Was this really the best approach??Tamar BraxtonTamar BraxtonTamar BraxtonBabeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! First off, come through for the Throwback Thursday Picture on a Tuesday! T. I. sitting there looking like a scrumptious scene from ATL the movie. 

In any case, who has the tea on what went down with TaTa and TiyTiy??? According to legend, TaTa made some comments regarding the T. I. & Tiny divorce that were out of line. Regardless, we know whatever it was, Tiny wasn’t having it. 

Now tell us! 

  1. Does Tamar’s post seem sincere?
  2. Would you accept her apology?
  3. Do you think Tiny and T. I. can work it out?

The 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball

Comedians Sampson McCormick and Tammy Peay
will host 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball

The release has gone out and it is that time of year. We are upon the 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball!

For those who don’t know, The Annual Gentlemen’s Ball is an event for the who’s who in Urban LGBT. The couple who throws it are amongst the upper of the uppers in the Atlanta scene. Not to mention, they are FINEEEEEE!!!! Ha.

In any case, if you are ready to attend, get your outfit together like you are heading to the Met Gala….

The nation’s best and brightest thought leaders, visionaries and social influencers will celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ of color genius during the 6th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball, Powered by UPS, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Under the theme, “We Are Royalty,” this year’s formal celebration is the signature event of The Gentlemen’s Ball Weekend set for September 29th through October 1st. Three days of programming filled with activities for guests and allies to recharge and reimagine their lives.

Empowering experiences include: a health & wellness fair, workshops on love, relationships and financial planning, along with parties, mixers and socials before and after the ball.

“We are Royalty speaks to a tradition of excellence and service our ancestors exemplified in their efforts to build strong and loving communities,” says Gee Smalls, co-founder of The Gentlemen’s Foundation, the charitable organization that produces the ball and weekend line-up. “It is only fitting we expand our award honorees to include all LGBTQ men and women of color daring to be the change needed to solve the challenges before us.”

The message of unity extends to the ball’s cohosts, comedians Sampson McCormick and Tammy Peay, who will deliver their respective brands of wit and charm throughout the evening.

“To lift-up the brilliance that exists among us is simply amazing,” says Peay, whose acclaimed career includes film, television and stage performances, including Roger Omeus’ “Finding Me: The Series,” the first-ever Pride concert at Carnegie Hall and the weekly “Talk ‘N Tea” online radio show. “This is our time.”

Cartier Art called out for Scamming

Here at TrueSlamBook we tell it like it is. Yesterday we received an anonymous submission about a recent bamboozling that had taken place in Atlanta. This one hit close to home as it could happen to any of us on the team. With Social Media Phenoms being an emerging source for unique clothing, we had to bring this one to the forefront and make you aware. 

Before we get into our take, take a look at what was sent in. 

Designer ScamFashion Dont'sAnd last but not least, the scammer in this case:Cartier Art

Now, lets get into the story as it was relayed. 

  1. Atlanta Rapper Influence paid Cartier to make him a jacket for a concert. 
  2. Influence paid half up front and was to pay the other half on delivery. 
  3. Upon initial delivery, the jacket was an ill fit and alterations needed to be made. Said jacket was taken back by Cartier for the alterations to be executed. This took place on a Friday. Influence advised he was to receive the coat the following Tuesday. 
  4. Tuesday came and went. Wednesday stopped bye then left. Thursday swung through and left. By Friday, Influence was over it and began to talk to his team about it. 
  5. Friday morning the leak was sent to us. 

As you take a moment to sip that tea, we’ll wait!

Okay! Now that you’re done lets talk! As of now, no statement has been made by Cartier Art. He has blocked Influence on Social Media and is refusing the reply back to text messages or emails. 

Now, we aren’t one to take sides…….. However, we do have one question for Cartier Art. Is this how you run your business? You take from the very community and base of people who support you? 

We will follow this case and keep you updated. Who knows what may happen as we hear Influence is not one to be played with……….

Rapper InfluenceRapper “Influence” CEO of “Hustla Apparel