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When it comes to saving the world some times the best person for the job is not a hero–but a villain! That is the new twist Marvel Comics is dishing out as its latest line up of Avengers are some of the greatest super villains in the Marvel Universe!

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Red Skull takes Professor X’s brain

Apparently, Captain America’s archenemy, The Red Skull (in the story line, “World War Hate”) has decided to spread his message of hate to mutantkind. He plans to use the vast telepathic powers of the X-Men’s founder, Professor X (Charles Xavier) to reform the entity, Onslaught (an amalgamation of Magneto and Professor X) to obliterate mutants and enslave the world.

 

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Sure, the X-Men and Avengers are trying to fight him tooth and nail to keep the world in one piece, but when “Stark Sentinels,” robots designed by Tony Stark AKA “Iron Man,” to take down superheroes in general come into play, their plans fall to Hell in a handbag.

Magneto, who in recent years, has been a member of The X-Men; assembles “The Astonishing Avengers:” Dr. Doom, Asgardians  Loki, Amora The Enchantress, Hobgoblin, Deadpool, Jack O’ Lantern, Mystique, Carnage, and Sabretooth to take down the machines and rescue the heroes.

This in turn allows a spell to be cast to giving Professor X control of his mind again. However, the spell also alters the personalities of everyone involved. The heroes become villainous, and the villains in turn leave heroic. It’s a new world and the soldiers of good, just got a bad ass face lift!

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Needless to say this is a lot. Marvel has definitely changed their universe in the comics a lot in recent years. In just the last year both Wolverine and The Fantastic Four are no more, there are two teams of X-Men, the Avengers and X-Men went to war with each other, Thor no longer has Mjolnir (his hammer), Dr. Octopus was Spider-Man for awhile, Professor X was murdered by Cyclops, there’s a female Thor, and Falcon is now Captain America! This twist with The Avengers is interesting, however. Whereas, we have seen Magneto be both a hero and villain the other characters have only faked heroism when it served their nefarious purposes. Still others, like Carnage and Jack O’Lantern have NEVER been good. Does serial killing ring a bell?

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Rumor has it Marvel may make a cinematic version of this Avengers team as an answer to DC Comics/Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad!” I have to admit Marvel has a better line up of villains, but I wonder how it would play into their overall phases for their cinematic universe? Time will tell!

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Proposing While Gay! How To & Where To Pop The Big Question!

The moment you decide you want to spend the rest of your life with someone is one of the most important days in your life. Picking and choosing the right husband or wife can in many cases make or break your life. When it comes to LGBT couples the stakes are no less higher. However, you are not alone in your endeavors as we have the perfect guide to how and where to pop the big question!

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The moment you decide you want to spend the rest of your life with someone is one of the most important days in your life. Picking and choosing the right husband or wife can in many cases make or break your life. When it comes to LGBT couples the stakes are no less higher. However, you are not alone in your endeavors as we have the perfect guide to how and where to pop the big question!

The Proposal

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The trick to a proposal is when to actually propose. First, be sure this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Weigh out the pros and cons of matrimony with them, and if they meet your needs perfectly. Go for it! Just understand that marriage is a constant job, requiring your time, love, attention, and commitment.

The Spots

Below are a few amazing spots in each corner of the country–New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles— where you can propose your eternal love on bended knee.

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a “daily dose of spring,” with lush gardens filled with beautiful flowers and beautiful scenery. The garden has numerous spots and settings that let you feel in tune with nature, as if the Earth itself is blessing your union.

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The Atlanta History Center’s The Swan House

Atlanta History Center’s Swan House has all the nostalgia and beauty of a scene from “Gone With The Wind.” The mansion and its regal decor met with Southern style and class is to die for. If you want your proposal to be “picture perfect,” few places can match this place.

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Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium is one of Chicago’s biggest attractions. Some of the aquatic wildlife housed there are so exotic, beautiful, and alien looking they might as well be from another world. Coincidentally another world is exactly the beautiful backdrop you might want for your own proposal. It’s very Atlantica from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid!”

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Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is truly a gateway to the stars. It boasts some of the most amazing equipment that will allow you to view and learn about the observable universe. There are few ways and places than to pop the question better than here. Your love may very well become its own harmonic convergence as you align with the cosmos!

Love, and the pursuit thereof is never easy, but finding someone you want to spend your life with is worth celebrating! Congrats in advance!

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Moving In The Right Direction w/ The Right Hand Foundation (@righthandfdn)!

Anytime successful individuals feel compelled to give back to their communities I feel God smiling down on us. The Right Hand Foundation has supported shelters for women, children, and group homes all throughout Atlanta. With plans to build Right Hand “Havens” in communities throughout the country, Courtney Stewart is on the right track.  

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Anytime successful individuals feel compelled to give back to their communities I feel God smiling down on us. The Right Hand Foundation has supported shelters for women, children, and group homes all throughout Atlanta. With plans to build Right Hand “Havens” in communities throughout the country, Courtney Stewart is on the right track.

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Stewart cutting ribbon on Right Hand Foundation

 

So the other day I was invited to this event and I was told that it was DJ Khalid‘s nonprofit. As I’m putting the address in my GPS I realize I’m heading to College Park from the north side of Atlanta. I know what some of you are thinking … yes there was traffic but the house was in a good area. Down the street from million dollar homes and my favorite restaurant right now, The Real Milk & Honey.

Stewart & Bobby Valentino, Stewart & Family

Stewart & Bobby Valentino, Stewart & Family

Pulling up I got connected with the PR folk on site and they got me introduced to Courtney Stewart. Prior to meeting him I was sipping on some rosay and enjoying these delicious jerk tacos made by Chef Joe. Oh and let me “Slow Down” … it was nice to see Bobby Valentino there as well. Stewart is truly a god-send a very humble entrepreneur. The artist manager, record label executive, and humanitarian maximizes every opportunity for success from all angles and was also recognized on Billboard’s prestigious “40 under 40”.

Right Hand FND Home

Right Hand FND Home

 

Right now Stewart is moving one family in their newly renovated home and once they are stable continue to work with other families. Where him and his team will provide weekly educational sessions, life-skill activities and income-savings programs. The Right Hand Foundation partners offer workshops as well as mentors and personal coaches to provide hands on education for families. And as I told Courtney I definitely appreciate what he’s doing for our community. So many people say they want to give back but to do that and also take it a step further by insuring that theses families get hands-on attention is truly unbelievable.

 

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Follow the movement at RightHandFDN.org

 

 

 

Written By: Triston Devon @TheTristonDevon

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Slinging Into Success! DeAndre Lemans’ Slingshot Headshot is ATL’s New Hot Spot for Great Head Shots!

When it comes to the entertainment world there are a few things every actor, artist, and model should have–comp cards, a professional bio, and above all else a head shot! Having all of these just shows you’re serious about your craft–think of it as part of your resume. However, head shots–good ones at least–can be expensive and hard to come by for many in the industry.

Thankfully one company has realized, and is capitalizing off that need, SlingShots Headshots! Ran and owned by noted model, cinemaphotographer, and actor, DeAndre Lemans (Freefall), SlingShots, has become the one stop shop of Atlanta for all of your head shot needs!

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When it comes to the entertainment world there are a few things every actor, artist, and model should have–comp cards, a professional bio, and above all else a head shot! Having all of these just shows you’re serious about your craft–think of it as part of your resume. However, head shots–good ones at least–can be expensive and hard to come by for many in the industry.

DeAndre Lemans slingshots headshots

DeAndre Lemans

Thankfully one company has realized, and is capitalizing off that need, SlingShots Headshots! Ran and owned by noted model, cinemaphotographer, and actor, DeAndre Lemans (Freefall), SlingShots, has become the one stop shop of Atlanta for all of your head shot needs!

We came across SlingShots after a few noted Web Stars and producers like Tripp Ali, Lyrik London, Sherrod Willis, and Jaquay Wilkerson posted their own amazing head shots from the company. We were even more amused and surprised to learn the price of these professional photos was a mere thirty five dollars! In an interview with us DeAndre discussed his company’s origins in depth. “I myself, have been in the entertainment and fashion industries for a number of years, and I’ve always noticed that there was a need for head shots among the community…Atlanta is full of actors and quite a few of them just did not have the essentials they needed to move and be noticed in the industry. Head shots are definitely one of the basic tools they need, but many of them either can’t afford them or find a photographer that captures them correctly. That’s what we do at ‘SlingShots Headshots,’ provide quality and affordable photos for the public.”

We have to admit we initially thought the affordability and production had to be a fluke or have some Catch-22, but we are happy to admit we were wrong. Our very own, Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning was invited to get his own complimentary head shots and the results were magnificent. See below:

The process was simple. We made an appointment with DeAndre via SlingShots’ Instagram page, @slingshots.atl, showed up, and followed his directions to a “T.” “I can make anyone look great each head shot is only thirty five dollars, and any additional edits are only five dollars a piece. You can pay me cash or Cash App me at ‘$DeAndreGresham.’ I figure even a starving artist can afford those prices [he laughs]. We also shoot on weekends to make it more convenient for everyone.” We definitely endorse DeAndre and his sprawling business as legit and a surefire investment in yourself. We live in an age of imagery, and how you present yourself is everything! Do it right and start here! Mr. Lemans wants everyone to know “when you come to ‘SlingShots’ you’re going to have a great experience, receive amazing customer service, and you’re going to want to tell a friend–so please do so!” 

**Check out his website for more information and booking, https://www.lemanscinema.com/slingshots!**

BOOK TODAY!

 

 

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