The work of a mother is never done; however, as mothers, we must take time out for ourselves to enjoy our reality when balancing this thing called life. During the Virtual Mommies and Mimosas Mother's Day Luncheon, one mom will win $500 & the Ohza Mimosas variety 24-Pack champagne for the Best Dress Photo Contest.
Due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the 2021 Mommies and Mimosas Mother's Day Luncheon will occur as a virtual event.
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VIP Guest Speaker and Award Recipient: Arica “Hazel-E” Adams-Waller
Arica “Hazel-E” Adams-Waller, is a publicist, brand consultant, entrepreneur and rapper, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a military brat who was raised in Houston, Texas by an African-American mother and Puerto Rican father. She became known in the industry for her work as a publicist for artists such as Gnarls Barkley, Tank and The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder. Hazel rose to worldwide fame by participating as a series regular on the VH1 hit series, “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood” where she was instrumental in forming the cast opposite Mona Scott Young in Season 1 of the staple. She would later move on to appear in other series such as
The Doctors, Marriage Bootcamp, Iyanla: Fix My Life, and more. In June 2020, Hazel gave birth
to her first daughter, Ava-Dior Waller with her husband, De’Von Waller. Despite the pandemic, Hazel continues to be a busy working mother operating social media campaigns, in pre- production of her own talk show, and spin-off show on linear television coming 2021. Hazel-E continues to make an impact in the entertainment industry both behind and in front of the camera.
Virtual Red-Carpet Host: J. Bailey "IndesKribeaBULL"
J. Bailey is an Atlanta transplant from Memphis, TN. She has been singing since she was 5 years old and writing songs since she was 10 years old. J. Bailey moved to Atlanta after college to pursue a career in film and music. Along the way, she dabbled in stand up comedy. She merged those talents to create musical parodies and comedic skits. Doing this helped to grow her social media fanbase to over 700,000 followers. The growing exposure has allowed her to expand her services to jingle writing for small businesses. She is also the lead singer of CALAJ the Band.
Emcee: Trinetta Love
Trinetta Love has been entertaining audiences since she was a teenager. She’s an Actress, Singer, Writer, Host, Director, Executive Producer, and CEO of TStarzz Entertainment. She’s performed on stages, in film, on tv, and was a co-host on a radio show. She’s appeared on Lifetime TV, VH1, and on Black Entertainment Television (BET). And now, she’s the host of her very own show, “The Trinetta Love Show”. Trinetta graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA earning her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership. As much as she believes in and enjoys entertaining, she also believes in education. Trinetta produces online shows and film bringing fun, interesting, and positive content to the forefront. As the CEO of TStarzz Entertainment, Trinetta is responsible for finding and booking talent, writing material for shows, directing, editing, and bringing projects to life. Her work in front of the camera and on stage is known, but now her behind-the-scenes work is gaining momentum and attention. Trinetta gives credit to God, and to her Mom for any success she achieves. And, she is grateful for her amazing team, family, friends, and loyal supporters. Trinetta believes that everyone is a VIP, and affectionately refers to everyone who supports her, the “TStarzz”. Trinetta’s motto is, “Live Your Dreams ‘Cause If you Don’t Someone Else Will.” Please be sure to visit and subscribe to: www.youtube.com/TStarzzEntertainment.
Poet Laureate: Hank Stewart
If you have ever read the work of inspirational speaker and poet laureate, Hank Stewart, then you might find it hard to believe that this profoundly talented writer did not scribe his first poem until November 7, 1991. A devoted Christian, Hank believes that a firm spiritual guidance can help an individual remain true to the mission of life and success. Therefore, he incorporates this belief in his poetry by encouraging people to move to new emotional heights and spiritual levels. With the popularity of the merging of poetry and jazz within the literary culture, Stewart soon began to transform his written work into "Spoken Word" poetry, which earned him a regular guest spot on the "Quiet Storm", a weekly radio broadcasting show highlighting talented poetry and jazz artists on one of Atlanta's top radio stations, V-103. Hank Stewart's poetry has awarded him many opportunities including working on programs with prominent officials such as The First Lady, Michelle Obama at The First Ladies Luncheon, former Vice President, Al Gore, and contributing a piece honoring the mother of the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks with a special poetry dedication. Mr. Stewart has recited his works for Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Atlanta Former Mayor Shirley Franklin, late Rev. Hosea Williams, and Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. He also performed for Ruby Dee, late Johnny Cochran, Harry Belafonte, Xernona Clayton, and Ambassador Andrew Young just to name a few. The most recent honor Hank received, was being bestowed the title, “Poet Laureate” by Congressman Hank Johnson. Hank has performed at the Trumpet Awards and Essence Music Festival. He has written and performed commercials for the McDonald Corporation called "365 BLACK". He has also written and performed African American poetic rendition commercials for Fox 5 Atlanta which resulted in the winning of the 2007 Emmy, Promax and Gabby awards. He is the recipient of the Man of Distinction Award for Who's Who Award for Who's Who in Black Atlanta & Distinctive Men Award.
Mr. Stewart's community service dedication has also afforded him many prestigious accolades such as the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Award. As a result of his love for the community and specifically the youth, Hank Stewart co-founded with Gwendolyn Mason, a youth leadership development foundation focused on strengthening our children whole, mind, body, and soul. The foundation has impacted more than 10,000 youth over the course of its existence and has made significant changes to our youths’ health & financial wellness, education, social, and community involvement. Hank is the founder of "Walk of Against the Call" which is an awareness walk to prevent breast cancer raising more than $100,000. An Annual White Linen Affair, Hot Chocolate Affair, Love Jones Sunday's, Hank’s Muse, and Five Men on a Stool. Hank's strong presence in the community afforded him the opportunity to register 15,000 voters. Always looking to advance his career to the next level, Stewart considers his plight as an author to inspire people to achieve maximum success and to touch as many lives as possible with a message of spirituality, love, and history. "I want to leave a positive legacy, be it spiritual, love, or history. I want people to think, ’whatever Hank Stewart wrote about touched me’."
The Steven Charles Jazz Trio
Soulful, Smooth, & Professional...
The Steven Charles Band, featuring Steven on flute, saxophones, wind synthesizer, percussion, & vocals, blends Jazz, Soul, Blues, Latin, Rock, R&B, Acoustic, New Age/Ambient/Downtempo, & even EDM; all with a jazz flair & personal improvisational expression. Originally from Chicago's south side, he has performed with an array of well-known artists, representing a broad musical spectrum. Such greats as George Benson, Marvin Gaye, Otis Rush, Stephen Stills, Junior Wells, Mick Fleetwood, Jonn Serrie, Elvin Bishop, & groups like The Neville Brothers, Indigo Girls, & members of Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, EW&F, etc. The band has opened concerts for Chicago, Joe Sample, Bruce Hornsby, Bob James, Taj Mahal, Marcus Miller, Jeffery Osborne, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, and many others, as well as performing at the last Crater Festival, inside Diamond
In Atlanta, The Steven Charles Band has been featured at The Atlanta Jazz Festival, The Trumpet Awards, "Kingfest" at The Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Taste of Atlanta, PGA National Championship Awards, DeKalb County Jazz Festival, Centennial Olympic Park, & even a solo National Anthem performance at a Falcons-49ers Monday Night Football game inside the Georgia Dome. Employing only the best of Atlanta's resident world-class musicians, every event, no matter how big or small, is a "mission to please". The sophistication, smooth professionalism, and heartfelt presentation of the music has endeared the group to audiences of all ages & backgrounds. Whether an intimate supper club, or before a stadium crowd of thousands, The Steven Charles Band delivers the goods. Having a cocktail party, corporate reception, or any event where a band might be too much, yet canned music not classy enough, call on Steven Charles. Specializing in a warm, full sound, yet with only a duo, trio, or even solo, you can pass on a DJ, while not having to deal with the space, volume, & budget of a larger band. You can count on a professionally performed mix of jazz, perfect for creating just the right ambiance at your reception, party, or event.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal of sponsoring underserved mothers to attend the Virtual Mommies and Mimosas Mother's Day Luncheon. General Admission is by donation only and VIP Admission is $50.00. Depending upon the donations received, Dr. McNealy will work with a local women group in the metropolitan area to select the sponsored mothers to attend the event.
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