Beginners Guide To Becoming A Locksmith

When beginning a career as a locksmith, it is vital to receive the best training possible. Countless programs offer certification for aspiring locksmiths. The certification process can take anywhere from a few months to several months, and completing this course is necessary for any locksmith. Becoming a locksmith is a rewarding career that can allow for a flexible and customized schedule. For this reason, it is necessary to learn from the best sources. Some of the best sources include textbooks, experienced locksmiths, and online programs. 

Interning With A Professional 

By interning with a successful and established locksmith, aspiring locksmiths can learn more about the career and overall industry. The locksmith industry is full of opportunities for interns to learn on the job training. There are many programs available online and in-person that teach and train locksmiths. Oklahoma City offers many reputable programs and options for locksmiths. The city has some of the best resources for locksmiths to begin their careers. In addition to these programs, aspiring locksmiths can find ample information online. One of the best ways to understand the trade of locksmithing is to receive hands-on training and experience. Hands-on experience is the most effective way to learn the business. By acquiring hands-on experience, aspiring locksmiths can complete their courses with ease. As with many careers, learning from an experienced professional can allow for higher rates of success. For this reason, aspiring locksmiths must find a place to intern. Skilled Oklahoma City locksmiths have been in the industry for decades and know the best ways to train a beginner locksmith. The best part about locksmithing is that it’s a trade that can be learned at any age. 

Locksmithing As A Trade 

Locksmithing is a valuable trade that is applied to many different fields of work. There are also different types of locksmithing. For example, some Oklahoma City auto locksmiths work exclusively with vehicles, while others work with residential and commercial locks. Therefore it is necessary to determine which type of subcategory is best. Learning about each type of lock and key on the market can significantly benefit locksmiths in successfully working with each brand, make, and model. Each type of lock operates differently, therefore being familiar with all different types is an important aspect that contributes to a successful outcome. There are many benefits to this trade, including networking with others. 

Networking With Others 

Beginner locksmiths can network with other individuals in the industry. This is important as is builds a network and team of those on the same career path. There are many ways to build a strong customer base through referrals and industry connections. For this reason, you must stay well connected. Many locksmiths receive jobs as a result of customer referrals. When a customer has a good experience, they are likely to refer their service to their friends and family. Beginner locksmiths can also benefit from creating business cards as well. There are many different ways for a beginner locksmith to begin their successful career in Oklahoma City.

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Fendi to Launch Capsule With Nicki Minaj

According to WWD, hip-hop superstar Onika Tanya Maraj aka Nicki Minaj is planning to launch a capsule with Fendi called “Fendi Prints On.”

Minaj shared a preview of the collection on her Instagram account, writing, “Here’s a sneak peak [sic] of just a taste of what’s to kome [sic] @fendi #FendiPrintsOn by #StevenKlein for #Elle.” The line will become available online on Oct. 14 on FENDI.com and in 52 select Fendi boutiques on Oct. 16.

 

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The collection includes logo-printed reversible puffers, graphic tees, sequin dresses, and figure-hugging silhouettes in bold colors. It will also include accessories like handbags (Peekaboo, Baguette, Kan U, and a new belt bag), sneakers, sunglasses, and hoop earrings.

“This is an exercise we started a few months ago, we have a long relationship with music and interesting associations with Beth Ditto, Amy Winehouse, and more recently Jackson Wang, who wrote ‘Fendi Man’ that was so successful,” Fendi’s chairman and CEO Serge Brunschwig told WWD. “Nicki was friends with Karl, she is a friend of Silvia [Venturini Fendi] and of the house. For a long time we’ve wanted to do something together and we’ve been busy following up on what Karl wanted to do with us, such as the couture show in Rome. She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her. She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well.”

Minaj gushed on her Twitter account, “Don’t you ever doubt yourself. If anyone would’ve told me as a lil girl from Trinidad that grew up poor that one day my face would be on a piece of @Fendi clothing, I would’ve laughed. Your support for #ChunLi led to this. A song I made up off the top of my head as a joke. ILoveU.”

This announcement comes days after the 36-year-old rapper tweeted that she was retiring to start a family. She then apologized to her fans less than 24 hours later for causing confusion.

Eddie Murphy Plans a Stand-up Comedy Tour for 2020

Consider by some to be one of the greatest, if not, THE greatest comedian to ever do it, Eddie Murphy has his eyes on returning to do stand-up in 2020.

Billboard has reported that the Saturday Night Live alum has set his sights to go on the road next year. Murphy confirmed his intention for his imminent return in an interview with Krista Smith (Present Company with Krista Smith), “Next year I am going to tour, do some standup.”

This comes on the heels of his long awaited return to the vehicle that launched his very successful career. For the first time in 35 years, Murphy will make an appearance on Saturday Night Live on December 21, 2019. The premiere of the 45th season of the long running television show will take place, Saturday, September 28. Murphy’s last comedy special was 1987’s Raw, which took place four years after 1983’s Delirious.

The revered personality has been doing business with Netflix recently with an upcoming biopic, Dolemite Is My Name, slated for an October 25, 2019 release. The film tells the true story of Blaxploitation era comedian and actor Rudy Ray Moore and his foray with his kung fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite. The movie also stars Keegan-Micheal Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, and Wesley Snipes. Murphy is rumored to have a $70 million deal with Netflix to produce a number of comedy specials.

While Murphy was on another Netflix show, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he mentions doing stand-up eventually. “I’m going to do it again. Everything just has to be right. You have to get up there and start working it out.”

No doubt Murphy has been busy as of late. He is currently filming the sequel to one of his most loved movies, Coming to America. Coming 2 America is currently scheduled for an August 7, 2020 release date. And while we are on the subject of sequels, according to Movieweb, he will also appear with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the third film in the Twins franchise, named Triplets. And yes, he will play the brother of the film’s stars.

Marshawn Lynch Will Be Running More Than the Ball as Co-Owner of the Oakland Panthers

Retired football player Marshawn Lynch has elevated his status from player to owner. He is co-owner of the newly named Oakland Panthers, an arena football team that will be playing at the Oakland Arena (formerly Oracle Arena) this upcoming spring. The Panthers name is a nod to Oakland’s Black Panthers history of the 1960s.

With The Oakland Raiders slated to leave the Bay Area and moving their operations to Las Vegas next season, ex-Raider Lynch felt the city shouldn’t be without a professional football team.

“I believe the power of football has the ability to transform a community and the families who live there,” Lynch said in a statement. “I’ve seen it and lived it. I’m excited that Da’ Town will get another team to call its own. I attended some Indoor Football games last year and had a good ass time. The games have lots of fluidity, and tickets are priced so that the entire family can check it out.”

Two years ago, National Football League team owners, in a nearly unanimous vote (31–1), agreed to allow the Raiders to relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. The Oakland Panthers, part of the Indoor Football League, are stepping in to fill the void.

“I went to go check my brother out and I kind of ran into them after the game,” Lynch told The Mercury News about co-owner Roy Choi (an entertainment and gaming entrepreneur) and team president Scott McKibben. “I had a good-ass time while I was at the game. When they said, ‘We’re going to bring a team to Oakland,’ I didn’t really believe that.”

“My whole intention was to come back and play with them until they left,” Lynch, 33, said, according to The Mercury News. “[Arena football] wasn’t something I was looking at—not even a little bit. But when the opportunity presented itself—I’m a big dude on believing in timing and [stuff]. This, at the time, really made sense.”

For more information on ticket sales, sponsorships, player transactions, and everything having to do with the Oakland Panthers, you can check them out at www.Oakland-Panthers.com. For information on the Indoor Football League, go to www.GoIFL.com.

Viola Davis Shines As The Newest Face Of L’Oréal Paris

The latest role for Viola Davis doesn’t require any acting at all. The 54-year-old beauty has been named the newest face of L’Oréal Paris.

Davis joins the likes of Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Courteney Cox, Celine Dion, Camila Cabello, Eva Longoria, Vanessa Williams, and her How to Get Away with Murder co-star Aja Naomi King, as the face of the popular brand. She is set to appear in ad campaigns for L’Oréal’s Age Perfect, with TV, print, and digital ads debuting later this month.

“We are thrilled to welcome Viola as a member of our family,” said Delphine Viguier-Hovasse, global brand president for L’Oréal Paris, in a statement. “Viola’s tenacity, authenticity, and bold spirit resonate with and inspire so many people. She challenges the status quo in all aspects of life and her drive to succeed has proven itself time after time—she leads by example and is the perfect conduit to elevate our core message, ‘Because I’m Worth It.’”

“As a young girl, I wasn’t always told that I was smart, beautiful, or worthy,” Davis said. “I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today—overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am ‘worth it’ in every way. I believe it’s so important to build confidence in women from a young age and to role-model diverse perspectives of beauty. To now be part of a brand that has been championing women’s worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal.”

Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award winner Davis stars in and is preparing for the airing of the final season of her hit ABC show, How to Get Away with Murder. Off-screen, she’s a recognized activist for equal rights for women and people of color. She and her husband, Julius Tennon, produce independent films, TV, VR, and digital content with a focus on diverse and inclusive storytelling through their company, JuVee Productions.

Black Man Reportedly Removed From Flight So A Dog Could Fly First Class

In what may be the latest incidence of traveling while black, American Airlines is under fire after a black man was removed from one of their flights—and he says it was so that a service dog could fly first class.

Dana Holcomb of Killeen, Texas, was supposed to fly first class from Las Vegas to Austin but ran into trouble when he discovered that the woman he was sitting next to was traveling with her support dog, according to Waco, TX-based CBS affiliate KWTX. Holcomb is allergic to dogs so he and the woman attempted to solve the issue together with the help of other passengers in the cabin who were willing to switch seats with them.

According to a statement from American Airlines, “If the customer is still not comfortable flying, we will re-book them on the next available flight to their destination.” However, this was not the case for Holcomb.

The captain and flight crew first asked Holcomb to move to the back of the plane. In the end, security was called and Holcomb was removed from the aircraft even though the woman had found someone to switch seats with her.

 

Holcomb missed his flight and was forced to spend a night in Phoenix unprepared. When he flew home, it was on a Delta flight.

“They left with my medication,” Holcomb told Central Texas News Now. “They didn’t even have the time, or took the time, to take my bags off the plane.”

Holcomb is filing a lawsuit against the airline for racial discrimination. His attorney, Reginald McKamie Sr., says they are seeking “punitive and contractual damages.” 

Amidst the controversy, American Airlines said in a statement, “We are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds and are committed to providing a positive, safe travel experience for everyone who flies with us. American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals. In the case of an allergy, we work to re-seat a passenger further away from the service or support animal.”

American Airlines claimed that part of the reason Holcomb was removed was because he became confrontational, which the 53-year-old denies. According to Newsweek, the incident made him “feel less than a dog.”

Chicago Rapper Noname Launches Book Club Celebrating Writers of Color

Chicago rapper Fatimah Nyeema Warner, better known as “Noname,” continues to make her hometown proud.

More recently, the 27-year-old musician announced that she is launching a new book club.

Entitled “Noname’s Book Club,” the group will “highlight progressive work from writers of color and writers within the LGBTQ community.” It’s safe to say that a love for reading runs in the family. According to Lit Hub, Noname’s mother is the first black woman to own a bookstore in Chicago and her father serves as a book distributor.

As the promising new venture unfolds, Noname plans to discuss two literary works each month. The first selections for August were Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. At the end of each month, Noname will host a book discussion that will be released on a podcast.

Earlier this year, during an interview with NPR, the “Self” artist revealed how growing up in Chicago and embracing different art forms helped shape her career path. “I just got exposed to other types of art,” she began. “I didn’t really grow up listening to a lot of hip-hop. I listened to some things like, I listened to Kanye just because of Chicago. But I grew up with my grandparents, so I ended up listening to a lot of what they listened to.”

She continued, “But doing poetry, and in Chicago, I was able to go to a lot of different open mics and meet a lot of other musicians and other people who are artistic and express through different mediums. So I met Chance [The Rapper] and Mick [Jenkins], and a lot of other people ended up influencing me and helping me grow artistically and expand outside of just poetry.”

Check out Noname’s tweets regarding her book club below.

Tyler Perry Sends Relief to The Bahamas Via Private Plane

Tyler Perry has kept his word about sending help to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. According to TMZ, the movie mogul sent essential items to the Abaco Islands after posting the following message to his Instagram feed:

“To all the incredible people of the Bahamas who have welcomed me and called me an adoptive son, I want you to know that I am watching closely, and as soon as I can, I will be there to do whatever I can to help you rebuild stronger and better. You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine agin [sic].”

The philanthropist, who owns a 25-acre island in the Bahamas named White Bay Cay, sent a private plane reportedly filled with supplies, water, juice, diapers, sleeping bags, hygiene products, and more. There were two trips already made and more are expected in the near future. The Hill reported that a source close to Perry confirmed that the filmmaker returned with seven people, including children and a pregnant woman, who required medical attention.

The Category 5 storm has devastated the Caribbean nation’s largest island, destroying homes, properties, vehicles, and even placing the airport underwater. As of now, the death toll had reached 45 people, which is expected to rise to the thousands by the time officials survey the area. At least 70,000 people are homeless on Abaco and Grand Bahama, the United Nations estimated early Saturday.

Perry is one of many celebrities who have made donations and/or helped out in some way. Rapper Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has pledged to donate all of the proceeds from his LudaDay Weekend, which he claims in an Instagram post raised more than $100,000. Rihanna has pledged on her Twitter account that she and her foundation, Clara Lionel Foundation, will also raise money to support the victims and the Bahamas. Meanwhile, Hampton University will allow displaced students at the University of the Bahamas-North to finish their studies free of a charge for one semester at the HBCU.

 

 

 

Berry Gordy Donates $4 Million to Motown Museum

As reported by Billboard, Motown legend Berry Gordy has donated $4 million to Motown Museum’s expansion project. The money donated by Gordy will help fund a targeted $50 million, 50,000-square-foot complex at the Hitsville, U.S.A. site in Detroit.

The Motown Museum is located in the Motor City building where Gordy started and built his legendary music label, Motown Records. As of last year, a total of around $18 million was raised.

“I’m excited about the future of Motown Museum and happy to support it,” Gordy said in a release. “Not only will the expanded museum entertain and tell the stories of talented and creative people who succeeded against all odds, but it will also inspire and create opportunity for people to explore their dreams the way I did mine. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of that.”

 

Gordy launched Motown in 1959. He then moved the label to Los Angeles in 1972 and sold the label in 1988. Esther Gordy Edwards, his late sister, founded Motown Museum in the former “Hitsville U.S.A.” headquarters on West Grand Boulevard in 1985.

Museum chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry, who is the grand-niece of Gordy, says, “There would be no Motown legacy, Motown Sound, or Motown Museum without Berry Gordy. He has given the world a soundtrack to live by; Detroit a legacy of pride; and our youth an example of entrepreneurial and creative excellence,” Terry says in the release. She also called the donation “transformative and generous.”

Gordy, a former auto plant worker, received an $800 loan in 1959 from the Gordy family’s Ber-Berry Co-operative. He used that money to finance his first independent record label called Tamla Records and eventually that created the Motown Record Corp. The revolutionary label started the careers of The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and in its later years Erykah Badu, Boyz II Men, Johnny Gil, Stacey Lattisaw, and even actor Bruce Willis.

In the same year that Gordy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he eventually sold Motown for $61 million in 1988 to MCA.

Ezekiel Elliott Signs $90M Contract, Immediately Donates $100K

The Dallas Cowboy’s starting running back has ended his holdout by signing a $90 million, six-year extension. Ezekiel Elliott wanted to be the highest-paid NFL player at his position and has met his financial goal after agreeing to terms with the team.

The deal was signed just in time for the start of the NFL season this week. Elliott is slated to play in the Cowboys’ season opener against division rival The New York Giants at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

The total amount of the eight-year deal comes to $103 million with $50 million guaranteed. Included in the agreement are a $7.5 million signing bonus and an option bonus worth $13 million in 2020. Elliott will earn a base salary of $752,137 for this season and it jumps to $6,800,000 as the base for the 2020 season.

“I’m $100 million lighter as of this morning,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street when speaking of the contract extension. “Zeke has been arguably our best player.”

“We’re glad to get him booked in. We’re glad to have him on the team. He plays a position that has some pretty interesting dynamics to it because running backs are short-lived, although we had what I consider to be one of the top five greatest ones in Emmitt Smith. And Emmitt ran the ball for 13 years, so you don’t have to have a four- or five-year career to be a running back.”

“Everybody loves Zeke,” Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said during the team’s press conference. “He brings great energy and juice, so we’re excited to have him back. The guys, I think, have handled any situation and all situations really well this offseason, whether it’s the business side of football, injuries, whatever it is.”

Elliott should be worth the money. The star running back has averaged 101.2 rushing YPG (Yards Per Game) in his career (second in NFL history, minimum 40 games played, behind only Hall of Famer Jim Brown’s 104.3). As the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 draft, he quickly made a statement of his greatness as he set a Cowboys rookie record with 1,631 yards, which led the league that year, and scored 15 touchdowns in 15 games.

At the same press conference, Elliott announced that he’s donating $100,000 to the Salvation Army to help them rebuild their facility in Dallas. The star has a long history with the charity, having encouraged his fans to each donate $21—matching his uniform number. And his touchdown celebration in 2016, where he jumped into the Salvation Army kettle, brought an estimated $4 million worth of exposure.