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Hosting REFRAME: The Summit was a BLAST! REFRAME: The Brand™ is a business acceleration platform for brands and businesses. REFRAME offers a Total Market Enterprise™ SaaS platform for members. What a BEAUTIFUL EVENT at MIST in Harlem! CONGRATULATIONS to Jeffrey L. Bowman, CEO and CREATOR of REFRAME…and THANKS TO my friend Sidra Smith, NAACP Image Award winning producer (“Free Angela”) for booking me to HOST! AWESOME GIG! https://www.reframethebrand.com/ #reframe


#lupitaatmist Lupita Nyong'o in Conversation with Michaela Angela Davis. @mist Harlem. #eclipsedplay CONGRATS to my Spelman sister Alia Jones-Harvey, Stephen Byrd, and their team on bringing #eclipsedplay from The Public Theater to BROADWAY!!!! #eclipsedbroadway

SHOUT OUT to MARCIA PENDLETON of WALK TALL GIRL PRODUCTIONS FAME for producing this AMAZING EVENT! MIST also housed it... brilliantly! Holla at my Ant if you want to book something there. They are attracting some AWESOME EVENTS over there... and I've been excited to host some of them!


Often you could find my friend Sidra Smith on my arm inside a New York City set. This time, LIFE OF RILEY was TOO EXCITED to have her fabulous twin Tasha as my door-to-door date to Sidra Smith production: BRAG 45TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS GALA at 583 PARK AVENUE – honorees including mega-designer Zac Posen. Tasha – you should know – is currently in POWER, EMPIRE, and FOR BETTER OR WORSE: THREE HIT SHOWS! She’s also promoting her directorial film debut, short film BOXED IN. My NABJ girlfriend Alicia Quarles hosted the well-appointed evening which moved seamlessly (not to mention the food and drinks were on point). Gordon Chambers, Bevy Smith, DeJuan Wilson, fine artist Dianne Smith and so many of my favorite buddies were in the house. Plus, Ant joined us after he got off work. A little after set at Red Rooster would make our night complete! AWESOME JOB, SIDRA! By the way, BRAG is a non-profit organization that prepares and educates professionals, entrepreneurs and students of color for executive leadership in the retail, fashion and related industries. 


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A quick trip to ATL brought fun times in the new home and hood of my Amazing Grace Nichole Shellman and her peeps…. Then, I got to celebrate one of my nearest and dearest Rachel Allen at her nuptials to her wonderful husband Lawrence. So happy I could be there….. and a reunion of the RILEY siblings was necessary and so it was! AND LOOK WHO I HAPPENED TO SEE THE OTHER DAY:


Billie's Black presents ALL STAR KARAOKE with Patrick L. Riley is coming back Tuesday, October 27th and every Tuesday after that through the end of the year! Reservations are highly recommended: 212 280 2248: http://thelifeofriley.squarespace.com/rilys-blog/2015/9/27/working-overtime-sessions.html. Miss Jessie's is back among our sponsors! And as #missjessies CEO and CO-FOUNDER MIKO BRANCH did last season in promotion of her book Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from... (Amistad; Hardcover; $24.99): https://youtu.be/RL-EqYvCAeI, we hope you will come SING your FAVORITES with us, ENJOY cocktail specials and tasty soul food, and NETWORK with a ROOM FULL of FABULOUS FOLKS! SEASON 4 is - in part - POWERED by ALL STAR KARAOKE PLATINUM PATRON Mr. Reginald Van Lee. WE THANK HIM and all of you who continue to be such a support! And we knew but can now officially say Riley/Land Gourmet Pantry via Joseph Riley Land is back IN THE HOUSE - literally as the critically-acclaimed pantry has taken up semi-permanent space in the back of Billie’s Black. Gift certificates to purchase #rileyland products will be raffled. Plus, look for Riley/Land inside our ALL STAR KARAOKE signature cocktails (Riley/Land-curated mixers that will also be in stock for sale. Stay tuned!). Would LOVE TO SEE YOU some Tuesday - really soon! Let us know if you want to use ALL STAR KARAOKE as a back-drop to promote or present any of your projects inside an intimate but power-filled room of taste-makers and top talent! PLEASE TELL YOUR PEEPS...and SHARE! #BILLIESBLACK #ALLSTARKARAOKE#MOTOWNMAY #StockYourPantry #HarlemEats #missjessiesbook#iammissjessies #Legacy of #TitiBranch

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