Bighani “Tsunami” Energy, raised in Cypress Hills Brooklyn, has managed to turn a negative space on social media into positive energy (pun intended). Imagine a space on any social media platform where there’s no criticism, judgment or reason to agonize over one single post. Bigger than that, imagine a world where random people give compliments,show love, encourage and provide a safe space to inspire you to be your best self. Then, allow us to invite you into the The Love Bomb Room™ “Catch These Compliments” hosted by Blacktop UniverseCity on Clubhouse where compliments, love and positive energy drive the conversation from people around the world. The only rules of the house are to celebrate yourself, wins, losses, failures and successes. “It’s for people who want to have a good time and want love. Says Founder of Blacktop UniverseCity and creator of The Love Bomb Room. The Love Bomb Room operates on one simple premise-Kind words go a long way. “We want to celebrate the spirit of people.”
The Love Bomb Room Catch These Compliments hosted by Blacktop UniverseCity Come In…Let Us Compliment You” (their tagline), was created during the height of the pandemic on the Clubhouse App. “During the pandemic, I was bored with nothing to do, unemployed and wondering what it would be like to do a roast room but complimenting people.” Said Energy. After the first day Energy said she knew she was onto something when a young lady got on stage and said “I was really having a bad day, you guys uplifted me, thank you so much.” “By the 7th day, an Emmy award winning news anchor wanted to do a piece on us and from that point on we’ve got so many opportunities I’m talking the wildest of our dreams.”
When you enter The Love Bomb Room™ “Catch These Compliments” hosted by Blacktop UniverseCity™, Energy begins the conversation by asking individual guests who they want to Love Bomb. This starts the chain reaction of positive energy and warm virtual hugs, encouraging those who participate to catch compliments from others and give compliments to others in return creating a cycle of just all around good energy. Mathew Knowles, Amber Rose, Justina Valentine (of Wild N’ Out) and Rockwilder are among the few who have been a part of The Love Bomb experience. ‘If spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way’ was a person (To quote Biggie), Bighani would definitely be it. She also weaves in music, poetry, daily affirmations, and an occasional birthday party. “I get bored easily,” she jokes. “So I’m always like, wait, are we gonna be Love Bombing for two hours?” Because of her entertainment background, The room attracts artists, musicians, poets, and creatives from across the country. “There is a natural draw to the room for me.” says Poet and author Dawn Pulido from California. “Because there are so many artists in the room, they tell their stories through their poetry and/or music and so many other things that we do. So it’s easy for us to vibe and connect. Bighani helps us to bring out our strengths to the room through our art.”
This past Saturday Bighani and her team finally got the chance to meet each other in person through The Love Bomb Room™ 200th Day Celebration #TLB200 “The Family Reunion” Produced by Blacktop UniverseCity™ Members traveled from across the country to meet each other and take part in Love Bombing, celebrating, sharing, listening to music and meeting the people who they have only met in the Love Room on Clubhouse, Instagram and Twitter. The weekend-long celebration included a meet and greet, recording Sessions for Blacktop UniverseCity’s The Love Bomb Room resident artists and a virtual event for members who couldn’t attend. Men and women traveled cross-country from California, Chicago, Atlanta to take part in this experience. Positive energy and affirmations of self, filled the air. The love Bomb Room be it live, virtual or through an app is a movement, a call to action that if you ever get the chance to experience, you will quickly realize it’s contagious.
“You don’t want to let days pass without shining, without sharing your gifts with the world and that’s what we do at Black Top Universe City. We encourage others to express their gift genius and talent every single day, to uplift people with their gift and to encourage” Energy says. “I’ve been praying for a purpose and I found it and I can’t tell you how fired up I am because I found this. And I’ve put this together in just 200 days, a little over six months. It is something to be celebrated.”
To join the movement visit www.BlacktopUniverseCity.com, On Clubhouse, IG & Twitter: @BlacktopUniverseCity & @TheLoveBombRoom, they can also be found on BIGO LIVE & Spotify Greenroom.
OG Actor Melvin VanPeeples Passes Away!!!!! Famous actor, writer, and director and father of actor, director, and writer Mario VanPeeples has passed away while surrounded by his family. He was 89.
Melvin Van Peebles was an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist, and composer. He worked as an active filmmaker into the 2000s. His feature film debut, The Story of a Three-Day Pass (1967), was based on his own French-language novel La Permission and was shot in France, as it was difficult for a black American director to get work at the time. The film won an award at the San Francisco International Film Festival which gained him the interest of Hollywood studios, leading to his American feature debut Watermelon Man, in 1970. Eschewing further overtures from Hollywood, he used the successes he had so far to bankroll his work as an independent filmmaker.
In 1971, he released his best-known work, creating and starring in the film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, considered one of the earliest and best-regarded examples of the blaxploitation genre. He followed this up with the musical, Don’t Play Us Cheap, based on his own stage play, and continued to make films, write novels and stage plays in English and in French through the next several decades; his final films include the French-language film Le Conte du ventre plein (2000) and the absurdist film Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha (2008). His son, filmmaker and actor Mario Van Peebles, appeared in several of his works and portrayed him in the 2003 biographical film Baadasssss!.
Mario Van Peebles is an American film director and actor best known for directing and starring in New Jack City in 1991 and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage in 2016. He is the son of actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, whom he portrayed in the 2003 biopic Baadasssss!, which he also co-wrote and directed.
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Melvin VanPeeples set the tone for all African-American film makers from yesterday to today and he will be sadly misses. RIP Mr. Melvin VanPeeples and Thank You for your contributions to the African-American culture.
The movie is slated for release next year and production has shared the star-studded cast.
Another iconic video game is making its way to the silver screen and the cast has been revealed. In 1983, the world was taken by storm when Super Mario Bros. was released, and it has gone on to become one of the most celebrated and recognized franchises in the gaming industry. The arcade game has evolved by leaps and bounds over the decades, and later, it even received its own live-action/animated television series in 1989 and a movie in 1993.
A new animated film is set to arrive at the close of next year and Variety has shared the star-studded cast hired to portray some of the world’s favorite game-centered characters.
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It seems that brothers Mario and Luigi will be portrayed by Chris Pratt and Charlie Day, respectively, while Princess Peach will be donned by Anya Taylor-Joy. Jack Black will tackle the role of villain Bowser and Variety adds: “Rounding out the are Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad (who does a mean cover of Sia’s “Chandelier”), Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.”
“Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date,” Chris Meledandri of Illumination said of the film.
“We are collaborating with Chris and his experienced team to not just create a character licensed film, but a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros. to life on the screen, and allows everyone to enjoy whether or not they know about the game,” added Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo. “The production so far is constructive and going very well, and both parties are learning a lot from each other. We humbly ask that fans wait just a little longer for the premiere, and we hope they look forward to seeing the unique characters from Super Mario Bros. on the big screen.”
It is reported that Super Mario Bros. will hit theaters on December 21, 2022, just in time for next year’s holiday season. Are you excited about this one?
Bound by their love for hip-hop and each other, Eternia and Mr. Lif share “The Story of Us” for the latest single off Eternia and Rel McCoy’s collab LP, FREE. The track boasts Rel’s warm production paired with gripping rhymes from Eternia and Lif who explore their lives leading up to the day they met. It’s a beautiful track made all the more stunning with Eliki’s haunting vocals.