Sorry guys, we’re Celebrating MGM this Monday!

“You can’t wear a tank top two days in a row, and you can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week. Oh, and we only wear jeans or track pants on Fridays. Now, if you break any of these rules, you can’t sit with us at lunch.” -Gretchen Wieners

Happy Mean Girls Monday! In celebration of this auspicious occasion, I want you to think back to the first time you watched this amazing teen chic flick. I remember watching this movie and how much I couldn’t wait to get to school the next day and tell my friends about it.

Recently, I decided to watch this movie again and here’s what I got from watching it (as an adult who can quote this entire movie).

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  1. Learn to roll with the punches: Life is full of unfortunate events, it’s up to you to go with it and continue to live or you can cry your eyes out and quit. In this case channel your inner Regina George. She was the goddess of not caring about other thought of her. Did your twist out not turn out right and you only have about 15 minutes left until you have to leave for work. Who cares, transform those wet curls into a cute up do or puff and beat your face. Life zip, blackgirlmagic 1 point.

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2. Exactly what he said!

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3. Remember, no matter how old your mom gets, she’s going to want to barrow a sweater or want to know what’s “hip.” Just keep her in the loop and it’s a little less embarrassing. Mom’s are great, everyone want’s a “cool” mom.

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4. Chase the things you want in life. Your dreams won’t become realities if all you do is dream about them.

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5. Accept that you’re perfectly flawed. We were created with a sense of uniqueness. Love what makes you different. You can complain everyday but nothing is going to change. Embrace yourself and others will embrace you too.

As a tween, mean girls was the best for all the wrong reasons. Every girl wanted to rule their school but with the wrong attitude. Watching this movie as an adult is just as funny, but mainly because you realize that either you were these girls, you hated these girls or you wanted to be these girls. What ever category you fall under, just remember on Wednesday we were pink!

 

 

St. Pablo Tour stops in Grand Rapids

Considering I haven’t been to a concert since, B2K was a thing. Going to the St. Pablo
Tour was another great experience for 2016. I was able to see why people pay the big bucks for the closer seats, although my seats were just as great. The concert took place in the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI., where the streets flooded with people from all over West Michigan to experience Mr. West and his hovering stage.

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Kanye hit the platform at 9:21p.m., and the crowd went crazy. I’ll be honest, I enjoy Kanye as an artist and producer, but I really wasn’t a die hard fan–until now. The energy in that arena was amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it.

He performed several hits like, Jesus Walks, FourFive Seconds, Can’t Tell Me Nothing and several songs from Life of Pablo, obviously. Opening  with Father Stretch My Hands.

As I said before, I hadn’t been to a concert since watching Omarion glide across the stage at Joe Louis Arena, or maybe it was Lloyd…I’m not sure, but it has been a while. Of course, me being “Jill the camera lady” I wanted to capture so many great moments, for this post specifically. I had my phone out the entire time, recording and taking pictures.

I joked about how the set up and lighting made me feel like I was standing in the middle of Zion in the Matrix movie, because that’s exactly how it felt. The yellow lights gave it a real ambient touch. Listening to the crowd sing all the lyrics as if they were on stage performing. Needless-to-say, I had a ball and I need to learn more Yeezy songs new and old.

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Epic Snapchat Challenge: Week 3 Recap

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Have you accepted the challenge yet?

Week 3  of the Epic Snapchat Campaign features many of the industry’s hottest media moguls who are currently turning up the heat in entertainment news. We’re sure that many of you have thought to yourself…”Well what exactly is a social bee?”

Now until October 8th, these moguls, with the help of friends, will show you exactly what it means to be honest, be humble, and simply being YOU as a Social Bee using The Social B.’s Snapchat Page! Be sure to follow us for more super interesting videos on Snapchat at @thesocialbshow…

Here’s a recap from week 3 of the challenge:

Epic Snapchat Challenge: Week 1 Recap

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This week we’ve officially kicked off our Epic Snapchat Campaign featuring many of your favorite media moguls in the entertainment industry. Now until October 8th, these moguls, with the help of friends, will show you exactly what it means to be honest, be humble, and simply being YOU as a social bee using The Social B.’s Snapchat Page! Be sure to follow us for more super interesting videos on Snapchat at @thesocialbshow…

Here’s a recap from week 1 of the challenge:

 

Compromise? FOR WHAT? 

Relationships are constantly evolving, no matter how long you’ve been together; your relationship is always changing. New relationships are the most fragile, because you both are still getting to know each other, what you both have in common and so forth. In that case, compromising is extremely important. Compromising within a relationship shows loyalty and understanding. The fact that you are willing to accept something unusual for the sake of your partner is powerful.

However, you both should always be on the same page. Never ignore the wishes of the other, it creates unwanted issues and attitudes that could have easily been prevented. Most women find this hard to do, but demands a man to accept her flaws and all.

No fair for the fellas. I just recently did a post on PDA (public display of affection) and how it affects relationships. It’s common for women to flaunt their prince in shining armor to their networks, but most guys are private. This always a red flag in millennial relationships, because social media is the place to share your life. However in the event your guy doesn’t want to be plastered all over your timeline every monday, it’s important to respect his wishes.Don’t jump to the conclusions that he’s hiding something, or he’s ashamed of you. That would only mean you don’t trust him. Privacy is all he wants.

Now for the fellas


 If your lady wants to discuss something that is bothering her within the relationship, although you may think everything is all good, still hear her out. That’s a compromise, and this discussion could ultimately help the relationship one or two ways, (1) you find out that she’s the one and remain in a relationship or (2) you find out she’s absolutely crazy and you need to flee the scene. At the end of the day, both parties have to accept the terms and conditions of the relationship.

Also free time, once again it’s natural for women to be around their significant other during free time, even during that time of the month (regardless of how mad she looks) spend that time with her. Guys on the other hand, free time is….actually I’m not sure, so I’ll find that out and report back. But anywho, from hanging with my male friends in relationships, it’s rare that all of their free time is with their girlfriend. Yes women want all of your free time, if we could.

 Here’s how women feel about men and their free time. Men spend their free time doing the things they care about. Video games, basketball, gym or even sleep. When we know that you have free time and we aren’t even considered an option for some of it, we feel neglected. We cannot help it, we cannot control it. I’m almost certain there are little women in our heads sitting at a round table discussing consequences for being left out. HA! Laughing but I’m serious. 


Ladies we have to stop being like this. I know it’s not all of us, but it’s most of us and compromising only strengthens the relationship. Couples show that you understand where your partner stands in any situation and find a common ground that will work for the both of you. 

And you’ll live happily ever after.

#MajorKey to Relationships

In the hype of the new Dj Khaled album #MajorKey, and this random #NationalGirlfriendday holiday. I figured I share a few major keys to help in a relationship. 

First, let me say, I applaud love, especially black love. It’s so beautiful to see, two people love a person so much that flaws are forgiven and the beauty of ones soul is seen and accepted. At least that’s what I think love is like. 

But about those major keys. I’ve noticed being in a relationship requires patience. You have to be patient with one another for the fact that you both are constantly learning each other and growing together. I’ve learned that relationships are difficult when you aren’t patient with each other. You have to consider how they think before you assume anything. With being patient, you have to communicate. 

Oh I’m sure these sound like a no brainer, but people aren’t really implementing them in their relationships. Some people are really half doing their relationships. 

Communicating is THE major key. You want to communicate to understand not to just respond. This is why small argument boil over into fights over petty topics. If you aren’t having a good day, let it be know verbally. No one should have to distinctly read your body language, to see that it’s something wrong. 

The next key is empowering one another. Supporting “bae” is the best thing you can do for each other. Being each others biggest fan, showing love through the good and bad times. It’s guaranteed to strengthen your relationship. So ladies, if he wants to be a rapper, support him–listen to his mixtapes. Your opinion is the one he’ll consider. If his friends say he need a little work, he might think they hating. But hearing it from you, can only be truth. Fellas, if this is you I’m describing, listen to your girl don’t let your ego be the reason you don’t make it. 


So we have three keys so far. Being patient, communicating to understand, empowering each other and lastly, but most importantly–set time for each other. Pick a day during the week for about 5 hours and enjoy each other’s company. Don’t go to the movies are out to eat. Going to Applebee’s is not it, go for a walk, to the beach. Have a picnic or just say in. During this time talk to each other, catch up. Life keep us busy, if you have somebody don’t just spend your time with each other at night, when it’s time to sleep. Meet up for lunch in the park and TALK. 

Everyone is lucky to have some to cuddle with at night. Don’t take who you have forgranted. 

That’s #MajorKey

by: Jillynn Reese 

Ep. 7 – For The Love of Music

Music is one of the most greatest forms of communication! Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing it in, they still know good music when they hear it.

This week on The Social B. Show I had the pleasure of interviewing trio singing sensation DMK. Not only did we enjoy sharing a few laughs while playing “Secrets of the Hive,” the group also took the time out to tell us about how a friendship that started 11-years-ago landed them their first recording contract.

Check out the full interview, and be sure to tell us what you think!

Always remember… Be Honest. Be Humble. Be YOU!

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Introducing Sydney B.| EP.4|Season 1

To be yourself in a world that is constant trying to make you into something else is the greatest accomplishment ever!

This week on The Social B. show, I decided to do things a little different. Instead of welcoming someone to the show, I took the suggestion from a few of my viewers and decided to do an exclusive “Meet Sydney B.” show. Those same viewers complied a list of juicy questions that they really wanted to know the answer to in regards to who Sydney B. really is.

Check out the full interview and tell us what you think!

Always remember… Be Honest. Be Humble. Be YOU!

Unbag Your Inner Leader| EP.3| Season 1

A leader is someone who helps to improve the lives of other people or to improve the system they live under.

This week on The Social B. show, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jimmie Westside, who is the creator of Westside Society. Westside Society believes that their assignment is to create a culture to build and honor that we are all leaders in our hearts.

Check out the full interview and tell us what you think!

Always remember… Be Honest. Be Humble. Be You!

Build Your Legacy| EP.2| Season 1

It’s up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of future generations!

This week on The Social B. show, I had the pleasure of interviewing well-known Detroit rapper, FoolBoy Marley. The B.M.B. Records artist, prides himself on making music that can change the lives of others!

Check out the full interview and tell us what you think!

Always remember… Be Honest. Be Humble. Be You!

Carve Your Success; Happy Birthday Sydney B.| EP.1|Season 1

Happy Birthday Sydney B.

Life is a gift offering us the opportunity, privilege, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more than what we were yesterday.

This week on The Social B. show, I had the pleasure of interviewing Christina Todd, founder of Big Sister Mentors of Metro Detroit and the creative director of Clique.

Between inspiring women to become queens and encouraging young people to form a unique crew of their own, Christina shares her success story and what she has in store for 2015!

Check out the interview and tell us what you think! Always remember… Be Honest. Be Humble. Be YOU.