Blog

Blog (228)

Monday, 27 August 2012 19:33

20 Random Facts about Char

Written by

 

1.    I love olives, yes olives, I am obsessed

2.    God is my  everything

3.    I am always laughing and smiling

4.    I can’t survive without gel: My hair is natural and very thick and curly. Gel is my beauty product must have!

5.    I always wanted to learn how to play the drums!

6.   I LOVE going out to eat and trying different food

7.    I am a dancing machine

8.    I can be the most clumsy person ever

9.    I WILL travel the world

10.  I love eveything about the arts 

11. I am obsessed with the ocean and love being outdoors

12. I love spending time by myself  

13. I am a book worm

14. Yes my beauty mark is real

15. My mom speaks to me in Creole more than English

16. I am a free spirit

17. I am more spiritual than religious

18. I love watching Lifetime

19. I love learning about cultures 

20. I am a nature lover, no wonder I am from the Nature Island of the Caribbean lol 

 

On August 11, 2012, I had a motivational speaking engagement at “Girl Talk Career Preparation” in partnership with D.R.E.A.M, a nonprofit organization which provides mentorship and resources to young, single mothers in the DC metropolitan area.

At this workshop, attendees get to ask questions to young established professionals from industries such as law enforcement, television, federal government and childcare. Guess which industry I represented :) 

Some of the women participating were part of self-sufficiency programs.  They are in or as a stipulation to maintain their housing at a nearby women’s shelter. Many of the young women in attendance have limited work experience and are currently searching for work and ways to enhance their professional skills.  


I am a firm believer that your past does not dictate your future; you are able to change your life now and told the ladies you can be anything you want to be!The road to success is always hard especially when deciding what career you want to pursue. Even my own parents don’t truly understand what I do, but that does not stop me from pursing my career and my dreams.

Choose a career YOU want to do! Nothing happens over night. There are going to be road blockers, obstacles, and off course haters, but do not entertain negativity.I call these factors dream blockers! You can do it. You got to put in the time, dedication, and be consistent. I still have so much to do and work on. It’s not easy but I am not going to stop and I am determined to let the youth know they can do it too!  Thanks for the love ladies and the goodies. Let’s continue to strive for our dreams and let NOTHING hold us back!  

FestAfrica 2011 largely lived up to its theme; “serving and touring Africa” as observed at the civic center in downtown Silver Spring Maryland. The 2-day celebration featured lots of musical performances and dance routines. Other highlights of the festival included African arts and crafts, African cuisine, games, storytelling and a health fair. Fest Africa also promotes community service and highlights non-profit organizations that work for the good of Africa
.

 

August 6. 2012- Last night I attended The United Sounds of Africa Tour. The event featured 2Face, M.I, Jesse Jagz, Brymo, J Martins, Timi Dokolo, Iyanya, and my girl Zewdy.  I love African music and culture.  I am so happy be working with KaliTV, an online independent media organization whose mission is to engage, inform, and entertain viewers with news and information about Africans in the Diaspora.  Stay tune because we have big things coming up.  

My look for the evening was very eclectic! A bright green belly shirt paired with bold accessories. If you decide to show off the midriff you got to keep the rest covered!  Always keep it sexy and classy. My blue fitted jeans tied my entire look together without looking over the top. My hair was pulled in a bun to draw detail to my outfit.  You can never go wrong with a bun! It is a true style staple. A go-to for a polished look or even just to disguise a bad hair day. Right now the bun is seeing sexy updates at every turn!

Check out my bag!  Very cultural and chic! I got this bag from a vintage store and feel in love with it. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to look good! The key is wearing your look with confidence and what works for you!

12 beautiful contestants competed in the Miss Caribbean Metro USA 2012 Pageant representing Dominica, Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Virginia Islands, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, and Haiti. I hosted the event alongsideLiane Angus, a former Miss DC USA winner, and1st runner up in the Miss USA Pageant. The ladies were fierce, educated, community involved, and beautiful. Anytime you compete in a pageant, it’s not easy! Getting up in front of a crowd of people showcasing your talent, answer questions, and not to mention wearing a swimsuit!

I told all the contestants use this opportunity and MILK IT. You don’t have to win the crown to make personal and professional progress. Go out there and make a name for yourself! Use this as your push! I have competed in a pageant before and done competitions where I did not win, but guess what? I took the experiences and ran with it! I still got my press, made connections, and got even more involved. Everything in life is how you make it! Congratulations to ALL the ladies and I can’t wait to see ALL OF YOU soar.

Winner - Charise Licorish/Guyana; First Runner up - Jenelle Mungo/Trinidad and Tobago; Second Runner up - Nandi Walcott/St. Lucia.

On Saturday August 4, 2012, I did a radio interview on Presidential Suite w/Dez the Prez featuring Bo. There is never a dull moment with these guys! They are very full of energy and daring!I had great time as we discussed everything from the Olympics, my career, background, and future goals! Off course it is always a dance party with dancing Char! We partied “International Style” with BO spinning great party music from all over the world! Great times with great people! Thanks for the love guys! For booking email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

So I love fashion! I describe my style as eclectic mixture of everything! I love vintage, cultural inspired garments, bright colors, bold pieces, and anything sparkly! As the host for the 2012 Miss Caribbean Metro USA pageant, I knew that I wanted to go with something sparkly!I wore a gold and silver tube dress paired with gold accessories. A perfect look to host an event or hit the town. Check out my “LOOK” photos by amazing friend Simon Enterprise 

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:45

Hosting Miss Caribbean Metro USA 2012

Written by

 

12 beautiful contestants competed in the Miss Caribbean Metro USA 2012 Pageant representing   Dominica, Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Virginia Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, and Haiti.

 I hosted the event alongsideLiane Angus, a former Miss DC USA winner, and1st runner up in the Miss USA Pageant.  

 The ladies were fierce, educated, community involved, and beautiful.  Anytime you compete in a pageant, it’s not easy! Getting up in front of a crowd of people showcasing your talent, answer questions, and not to mention wearing a swimsuit!

I told all the contestants use this opportunity and MILK IT. You don’t have to win the crown to make personal and professional progress.  Go out there and make a name for yourself! Use this as your push!  I have competed in a pageant before and done competitions where I did not win, but guess what? I took the experiences and ran with it!  I still got my press, made connections, and got even more involved.  Everything in life is how you make it! Congratulations to ALL the ladies and I can’t wait to see ALL OF YOU soar.

 Winner - Charise Licorish/Guyana; First Runner up - Jenelle Mungo/Trinidad and Tobago; Second Runner up - Nandi Walcott/St. Lucia.

MISS CARIBBEAN METRO USA BEAUTY PAGEANT
2012 GRAND CORONATION
SATURDAY JULY 28TH 2012

HOSTED BY CHARDELLE MOORE

DOORS OPEN 6:30PM/SHOWTIME AT 7:30PM

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 240-643-3605 

 

When I was in college my friend and I founded the African Caribbean Student Association at Marymount University. (ACSA)

She was from Ethiopia and I was from the Caribbean. As a proud Dominica, I always tell people that I am also a proud African!

 I believe we are all Africans, regardless of where we are from. We all come from one race and that’s the human race and creation began in Africa.

I can still remember conducting a forum in college called “Africans, Caribbean’s, Americans: Similarities, Clashes, and Differences” as you can image this forum got intense!

The African born students believed African- American were completely brainwashed and they felt African-Americans felt like they were superior to them and they also felt the Caribbean’s were very confused.

The Caribbean students failed to connect to their African heritage and said it was hard from them to relate to African Americans since their culture is very different. One of the members said, “I Jamaican, Caribbean, period, mi not African.”   

 The African American Americans students could not understand why they should connect to their African roots in the first place since American culture is all they ever knew.

After much debating back and forum, the group was beginning to come together.

 We realized we were more alike than we thought. History has such a profound impact on us that were literally dividing each other.

 Off course we all have different cultures. Duh!  We all know that! One country in Africa has several different ethic tribes and languages that are very different from one another.  Dominica is a small island and you will see the different cultures. However we cannot deny our roots.

I love leading forums because even with all the craziness it brings an open flow of communication and greater understanding.

By the time I graduated, ACSA became one of the most active clubs on campus and in the metropolitan community. People from all over the world joined the organization!

Now let’s talk now… 2012.  Recently someone said to me “You are not African, you are Caribbean!” Off course everyone is entitled to their opinion but the funny thing is this person has African born parents but was born in the United States.  So how are we different?

Once again the division continues but I will never stopping expressing how I feel. 

 Don’t get me wrong, I am proud to be a Caribbean! Dominican gal for life! I come from a mix ethnic Dominican background of Kalinago Indian, African, and European, but I will NEVER deny my African ancestry.

Let me ask you guys something.  If cat is born a cat, migrates to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, wherever, the Cat will always be a Cat right? Exactly than why can’t people recognize their African roots?