Black History Poem: Your Legacy

Black History Month has almost come to a close.

Of course, African American contributions shouldn’t be limited to one month.

All of these contributions have led us to where we are today.

To end the month, we want to think about the legacies of some great pioneers that came before us.

“Your Legacy”  by Rahim Akbar will certainly inspire everyone to think about the legacy they will leave for future generations.




Opposite Society Branching Out in 2018

Young Moguls like Opposite Society have been making major moves, branching out into other areas in the world. Last time we left off with Opposite Society, they were about to launch Droptober, a whole entire month dedicated to productivity and creativity. During the month, the group collaborated with other local brands to launch a pop up shop right in the heart of Elizabeth City.

This year the group is branching out and exploring other cities. We recently got a hold of Opposite Society leader, Jaylen Brown, and got some updates on the group.


Last time we left off, you guys were getting ready to launch Droptober. How did Droptober go for you? Was it a success in your opinion? If so, how?

Droptober was successful in my opinion for Opposite. We had a good amount of supporters there for our first pop up store. Hosting a store really was a step outside our group and into our community, so we took advantage and conquered the show. Seeing the amount of people who showed up really made us want to host more events.

How many more pop up shops do you have set in stone? Any particular locations interesting you?

We have a list of store dates coming up on our travel tour sheet. We recently hosted our first tour stop in Newport News, VA. We are planning stores in bigger cities like Washington DC and Atlanta, but we also are still focusing on our small cities.

Are you branching out and starting to work with other brands besides the local ones? If so, how?

At this moment, we aren’t really collaborating with any other brands except for Visionaire. We’ve been working with Tomavelli for the longest so shout out to T. We are looking for more to branch out to but we are being patient. Quality over quantity for 2018 Opposites.

Has anything changed with opposite society? Are the same people involved? Explain.

A lot has changed since 2017. We lost members to our group but we’ve gained some really trusted, talented individuals that have been pushing almost everyday. We’ve also added new groups  to our organization such as OPPOSITEairsoft, 10/26, OPPOSITEtravel, & more to be announced.

I’m sure you all have plenty of haters being that you are young entrepreneurs. How do you deal with those who find time to hate on your brand? Explain.

For all the haters that think they cool and funny to hate on us probably sit at home and watch our videos on there cellphone. Haters don’t really amuse me anymore. For the longest we let them get to us, but at this point, we’re actually doing the things we love and have a passion for. So now we can say,”yeah we’re here doing that for that,” or you’ll just see us on a social media post somewhere you’ve never been. that’s my way i deal with the haters. make them hate themselves for not doing what they want to do.

Would you say Opposite Society is a closed group or are you open to have new people join the movement? Explain.

Opposite Society isn’t a closed group but we are tight. We love catching new people but we rarely just let people in. It’s only because Opposite was a closed group for the longest and then we started letting people in and all they would do is leave. So right now, we’re just going to focus on the individuals we have now so we can expand their talent.

What are things looking like for Opposite Society in 2018? Anything new lined up? Explain.

2018 is definitely going to be a year we go insane. We have a couple of places to hit here in the United States but we plan on traveling overseas late September. We also plan on opening a permanent store here in our home town in the summer. We have Devin Cooper really taking things off with his gaming career and his passion for art. We have our younger brother DJ really setting the path for himself and OPPOSITE as a whole. We also have new photographers, models, and graphic designers ready to get started. shout out to everybody in Opposite. Opposite 2018 is the year we conquer and this is coming from the owner himself. We will prosper and we will enjoy the dreams we want to live.

You can check out some pictures from Opposite Society below!



Drama in the Garden State with Siggy Flicker

Real Housewives of New Jersey Star, Siggy Flicker announced her departure last week from the hit Bravo show before the season officially ends. Allegedly, Flicker had enough of the drama with frenemy, Margaret Joseph, and felt like she was made to be this seasons villain. According to AllAboutTheTea, Siggy sent a resonation letter, highlighting the behind the scenes issues with Sirens Production.

Allegedly, Josephs slipped up and mentioned something production said to her about Flicker at the reunion and production stopped the reunion and convinced Josephs to retract her statement. Sources at AllAboutTheTea are saying this is what served as the final strike for Flicker after feeling like the black sheep this season.

Flicker wrote the following in the letter:

I cannot comprehend why Sirens Production felt the need to distort the truth to the point it is no longer true. False narratives have no place in Reality TV. This season has caused me so much grief.  At the end of the day, I can no longer risk my health or my family.  I count my blessing & am grateful for all I have in life and wish to be far removed from the hostile work environment that Sirens Production created & manipulated.   It was evident throughout the season and confirmed at the reunion when Margaret blurted out on camera that Sirens told her that I sucked & she was to continue targeting me.  Producers immediately stopped filming so they could talk to Margaret & do damage control by telling her to go back & retract her statement & apologize for what she said.

You can read the full letter here

Last week Flicker released a the following statement to Bravo:

I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be part of this successful franchise and wish only the best for Teresa Giudice , Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Danielle  Staub and Margaret Josephs. At this time, I want to focus on my beautiful family, my growing business and some exciting new projects.

There is no word on what Flicker has planned following her departure from the show. We will  be following this story for more updates.

Nelly Arrested on Rape Allegations

Another celebrity has been added to the alleged rape list. Rapper, Nelly, was arrested Saturday morning around 4:37 am for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus in Auburn, Washington. The woman called police and made the claim leading police to make an arrest early that morning.

Nelly is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and was scheduled to perform Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington.

Nelly’s Attorney, Scott Rosenbellum, made a statement calling the allegations “Completely Fabricated”

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Rosenbellum also released a statement via email concerning the allegations.

“Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation”

There is no word on what will happen with the tour moving forward.

We will be following this story as it unfolds..

Droptober is Coming!

Local brands Visionaire Minds, Opposite Society, The Cycle, and Alitassindivisuals are teaming up to dedicate the whole month of October to to production and creativity. The group is calling the big event, Droptober.


The group will host different pop up events in Elizabeth City combining all of their products.

It all kicks of October 12th at 110 N Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC!

We sat down with one of the reps from Droptober, you can check out the interview below:


How did “Droptober” come about?

 Droptober came about through the collaboration of “The Drop Shop” as small brands trying our hand at the fashion industry it’s hard to get as far as we aspire to alone. When we come together we are much stronger and creative. We wanted to have pop up tours, taking our brands to different places to spread the word and grow our brands.

How many people do you plan to attract with this event?

Together with our faithful followers and ambitious mind set we hope to sell out and attract a lot of customers that have never seen our brands.

What events are listed to take place?

We are keeping it simple with the first few pop up and are going to sell and promote our brands and do a few raffles, in coming pop up shops we plan to do events like art shows, concert, and red carpet events. Together we can accomplish all of our goals so it’s only up from here.

Tell us about some of the locations?

 One of the locations is on the campus of ECSU in front of the new student center. We plan to attract students just walking past, even if they don’t buy anything that day we will still make an impression that will leave them wanting more.

What’s your overall goal with “Droptober”? Do you see this continuing yearly?

Droptober is part of a string of pop up events that we will be hosting through out the year. As our pop adventures continue we do plan to get better and better and get a larger crowd with each event so hopefully you next year we will be back and better.

Where can people go to find out more information?

More information will be posted gradually, to stay posted follow all of the brands in collaboration and you won’t miss a beat

Opposite Society will be hosting various car meets and maybe even a concert throughout the month!

They are also set to drop a clothing line on October 14th!

Author, Wesley Clark, was recently added to the list of events and will be releasing his new book, It Happened, It Hurt, Now What? on October 27th at Skies Art Lounge at 6:30 pm!


You can find out more about the brands here:

Visionaire Mind:

Opposite Society: @opposite.society

The Cycle: @thecycleec


Wesley Clark: @wesmotivations