Tuesday, June 2, 2020

What is your Cash Flow Capacity Now During COVID 19?

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Queen Strategy Partners What is your Cash Flow Capacity Now During COVID 19?


This past Tuesday, the topic of discussion for From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinar series was The 5Cs: What Every MWBE Needs to Know to be Bankable.

The two guests, Mary Olushoga Assistant Vice President and Senior Business Advisor at Pursuit Lending and Dr. Theresa Martin Esq, CEO of Generational Wealth Zone LLC, touched upon the 5Cs; Cash Flow, Capacity, Credit, Character, and Collateral as important factors for lenders to determine if they will provide capital to a business.

Learn more about what every business owner needs to know to be bankable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tceeLVR-NAw.

The topic of discussion for the next webinar being held on Tuesday,  June 2nd is What is your Cash Flow Capacity Now During COVID 19? Register at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/ to attend. You don't want to miss it!

Monday, June 1, 2020

Actress Launches Live Talk Show

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'MONOGAMY' STAR CARYN WARD ROSS LAUNCHES LIVE TALK SHOW, VEGAN SENSATION AND TIK TOK STAR TABITHA BROWN TO APPEAR AS GUEST

Nationwide - As the world swarms with chaos and devastation surrounding the deaths of two unarmed black men, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, and protests erupt across the nation, Actress/Producer Caryn Ward Ross is bringing peace and calm to the masses with her weekly inspirational pick-me-up, "MediTEAtions with Caryn." Described as a "virtual tea party" offering thought-provoking reflections on life, creativity and expansive living, the 1-hour live streamed show is a breath of fresh air in a time we all need to collectively exhale.

The series is an intimate one-on-one dialogue with notable actors, producers, creative entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders. Many of whom, Caryn has worked within television, theater and film or she knows personally. Past guests include Colman Domingo from AMC's global hit Fear The Walking Dead, TV/Radio Host and Personality Tammi Mac of 102.3 KJLH and FOXSoul, and Power-spinoff Writer/Producer Tash Gray.


New Black Woman-Owned Hand Sanitizer Line

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BLACK WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR BECOMES ONE OF THE FIRST TO MANUFACTURE HER OWN LINE OF HAND SANITIZER

Nationwide  Gwen Jimmere, founder and CEO of Naturalicious and the first Black woman to own a patent for a natural hair care product, is making history again as one of the first to launched a Black-owned hand sanitizer brand.

It's called Naturalicious' Hand Sanitizer, and it's a true alcohol-based liquid that is manufactured at her company's headquarters in Detroit, Michigan in a sterile, clean environment exactly to the stringent WHO guidelines for maximum effectiveness. It includes skin emollients to protect and moisturize your hands as it cleans them, and protects you and those around you.

As innovative and groundbreaking as Gwen is, her focus has always been to serve her customers first and ensure their needs are met. To date, her coveted hair care system has saved over 70,000 women more than 1.2 million minutes on their hair care.


Black Org Launches Virtual Celebration For Class of 2020 and More

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NATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO RECOGNIZE THE CLASS OF 2020 AND FRONTLINERS WITH VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

Camden, NJ  National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc., a national nonprofit organization, presents its National Virtual Extravaganza: Prom, Graduation, and Essential Workers Celebration.

WHAT:
National Virtual Extravaganza: Prom, Graduation, and Essential Workers Celebration

WHEN:
Saturday, May 30, 2020 7pm to 10pm

Trump Held Accountable For Black Lives Lost to COVID-19

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ORGANIZATION TO HOLD TRUMP AND CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE FOR BLACK AMERICANS WHO DIED FROM COVID-19

Nationwide - Triangle ADOS in collaboration with ADOS CT, ADOS NE, Twin Cities ADOS, Rocky Mount ADOS, and Friends of ADOS TV have co-sponsored a petition for COVID-19 relief specific for ADOS. The proposal, submitted by Concerned Black American Citizens (CBAC) on May 4th, calls for the immediate release of $2.4 trillion in stimulus funding to provide: $6,000 per month, a 60% housing incentive, and federal employee health insurance to Black Americans who have suffered the highest disparities in death.

Justification for this proposal is due to the high percentage (35.7%) of Black Americans that have died from COVID-19 compared to the percent (13%) of Black Americans represented in the US Population. CBAC maintains that comments from the Surgeon General were not only irresponsible, but racist in is intent to placate the mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic by the US Government and Congress.

See the following links for CBAC's COVID-19 Plan (Medium) article, the current COVID 19 Relief Proposal for Black Americans, and the petition respectively: CBAC COVID-19 Relief Plan explanationCOVID- 19 Relief for Black Americans ProposalCOVID-19 Relief for Black Americans Petition.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Meet 16-Year-Old College Bound Rapper "Jawn Jawn" Inspiring Millennials With His Beats and Positive Messages

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Checkout How 16-Year-Old College Bound Christian Rapper Johnny Jenkins, II aka ‘Jawn Jawn’ Inspires Millennials With His Beats and Message

Johnny Jenkins, II, known as Jawn Jawn is a 16-year-old Christian hip-hop artist and host of his own You Tube channel  - truly one of a kind!  Never one to keep himself in a box, musically or academically, known as Jawn Jawn moves one way – in excellence.
   
When asked to share his thoughts of what music means to him, Jawn Jawn says, “Music means a lot to me. It is a way to express and release my emotions.”

“I love music that on top of the fun beats, it can carry a message that relates to real life situations.” “Music is a nice thing you can listen to when you want to get out and just go into your own world, he adds.

Checkout Jawn Jawn's Inspiring Corona Can't Hold Me Back Video


Monday, May 25, 2020

Hip Hop Pioneer, Film Producer, Record Producer And Mogul Russell Simmons Is A Special Guest On The Michael Colyar Show

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Legendary Comedian Michael Colyar 

Chops It Up with Russell Simmons on His Online Show, The Michael Colyar Show


"The New Live Online Talk Show Serves Up Comedy Bits and Feature Guests from Comedians to Celebrities, and Everyone in Between."


Michael Colyar is making waves on his new hit live online talk show...

...The Michael Colyar Show welcomes Russell Simmons, hip-hop pioneer, film producer, record producer, entrepreneur and successful businessman on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 pm (PST) streaming live on Instagram.

Every Wednesday, Michael Colyar serves up comedy bits and feature guests, from comedians to celebrities, and everyone in between. While everyone is isolating themselves in their homes due to the coronavirus crisis, Michael Colyar will bring the funny and chop it up with guests from his home every Wednesday.

"I'm so excited to have my good friend Russell Simmons on show," says Colyar." I guarantee, viewers are in for a treat. Meet me on Instagram Live (@michael_colyar).

Hailed as the ‘hip-hop pioneer’ and one of the ‘Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years’, Russell Simmons has played a pivotal role in bringing hip-hop music to the forefront. He is the co-founder of the record label, ‘Def Jam’, which successfully acted as a launch pad for ‘Beastie Boys’, Jay Z, Foxy Brown and Ludacris, among many other stars in the music industry. He has been an influential figure in the genre of hip-hop music and passionately brought marginalized voices to mass audiences.

A film producer, record producer, entrepreneur and successful businessman, Simmons dons many hats and apart from his music empire he also owns a successful clothing line, ‘Phat Farm’. He is also the owner of the clothing lines, ‘Argyleculture’ and ‘American Classics’. An environmentalist at heart, he practices veganism and and was presented with the PETA Humanitarian Award in 2001.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Checkout Why Decorated Veteran And Hollywood Executive Keith L. Craig Pens New Book On Leadership

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Hollywood Executive, Decorated Veteran, And Author Keith L. Craig Talks Leadership Lessons In His Groundbreaking New Book "Serving To Lead"


Keith L. Craig is a decorated combat veteran, entertainment executive, and philanthropist.

Transcending his childhood dreams, he has amassed unimaginable success in the Armed Forces, European Football League, and Entertainment Industry.

Craig now adds author to his plethora of stellar credits with his groundbreaking book, ‘Serving to Lead,’ a powerful body of work that is more than just a memoir of Keith L. Craig, Sergeant Major in the Army.

It is a book with a compelling message of tenacity that deliver lessons in adversity and resilience from the battlefield, gridiron, and the corporate world.

The debut book, ‘Serving to Lead,’ from Keith L. Craig is a brilliant ‘oeuvre’ and provide leadership lessons relevant for every profession.

“Leadership is a journey, not a destination,” stated Craig. “The leadership journey has the potential to take individuals through a lifelong process of self-reflection and evolution.”

Friday, May 22, 2020

Award-Winning Actor Lewis T. Powell Talks About His Film Padlock Men, Master Barbering and Journey in Hollywood on Fox Soul TV ‘The Mike and Donny Show’

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Award-Winning Actor Lewis T. Powell Talks About His Film Padlock Men, Master Barbering and Journey in Hollywood on Fox Soul TV ‘The Mike and Donny Show’


Lewis T. Powell, the multifaceted actor, filmmaker, director and screenwriter recently appeared live with fellow actor, Todd Bridges (Different Strokes) on Fox TV Soul, The Mike and Donny Show.
 
The popular streaming 'real talk,' no nonsense show hosted by Mike Hill and Donny Harrell talked with Lewis T. Powell and Todd Bridges via Zoom about popular black family television sitcoms from the 70's and 80's that we grew up watching that made us laugh, cry and yearn to see the next episode. Powell and Bridges also talked about their successful careers in Hollywood and passion projects.

Social Media And TV Star Ts Madison Shares 6 'Words of Wisdom' For Students Heading to College

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Social Media Star And Television Personality Ts Madison Shares 6 'Words of Wisdom' For Students Heading to College
Social Media Star And TV Personality Ts Madison

For millions of students living through the coronavirus pandemic, graduation is looking different this year for them.  Social media star, actress and television personality Ts Madison (@realtsmadison), affectionately known as "Maddie" joins with other celebrities including Cardi B, Tom Hanks, Pharrell Williams, Robin Roberts, and Barack and Michelle Obama to share powerful 'words of wisdom' on their virtual social media platforms for students heading to college.

Ts Madison, one of the most respected personalities in the world whose work and visibility has reshaped the way that the public conceptualizes transgender and gender-nonconforming identities and experiences offer 'nuggets of wisdom' for students heading to college.

Ts Madison shares 6 Words of Wisdom:

1. Be comfortable in your own skin.
I have learned the first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself.

2. You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing.
Make it your goal to live. Find something you enjoy.

3. See the positive in every situation.
You will always run into unfortunate situations in life that are outside of your control. You can choose to feel sad, annoyed, angry, or stressed about the situation or turn it around and focus on the positive. You can choose to be stuck in a bad situation or let go, move on, and start anew.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Checkout Why Michael Jordan Doesn't Score A Slam Dunk In the Documentary "The Last Dance."

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In The Documentary The Last Dance Michael Jordan's Legacy Is Examined From Contrasting Even Contrarian Perspectives
Michael Jordan Credits Wikipedia (left) And ESPN (Right)

By JV Howard

While inundated by information overload on COVID19 and the subsequent fallout I find myself searching for an escape that did not involve life and death.  Reading "Lost in the Appalachian Trail," watching Miles Davis on Netflix, following Roland Martin on YouTube, and viewing The Last Dance on ESPN are few options I employ to mitigate my imposed shelter in place.

While being Lost on the Appalachian trail offered a virtual chance of not being found by COVID-19 in reality there is nothing more sobering than taking a  nostalgic look back at Miles Davis. His rendition of Ascenseur Pour - an innovative  sound track - with no orchestra, producer, or conductor was stunning, so much so, i purchase the sound track. But at some point reality beckons and all that awaits - enter Roland Martin candid streaming of news void of spin - uncut and truthfully.  Yet, its my love of the game of basketball that made the Last Dance a welcome retreat.    

Many of life’s metaphors and lessons can be found not in just work we do but in the games we play. If football is a game of inches then virology is the study of molecular behavior.  How often are we reminded of the gargantuan significance  of the smallest common denominator having a profound impact on the results we chase, the games we play, and the life we live…or die.

During this period when all sports have acquiesced to COVID - 19 mandate “The Last Dance” rings loud and clear as the behind the scene insight divulges just how mine field laden the road to stardom and greatness challenges. 

See How Gifted And Versatile Actress Rhonda Morman Takes The Lead On Screen And In Life

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Gifted Actress Rhonda Morman Talks Hollywood, Taking the Lead in Life and On The Screen
Highly Acclaimed Actress Rhonda Morman

Rhonda Morman has long been one of our finest American actresses. She's got nearly 20 years of credits under her belt, and a NAACP nomination.

The resilient thespian and storyteller is an NAACP nominated Best-Supporting Actress known for her outstanding work in the NAACP award-winning stage play, "Sunday Mourning." 

Her powerful performance as Shelby Brown the villain you love to hate in BET's romantic comedy, Angrily Ever After on BET Her shows us why she is considered to be one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood.

Rhonda’s story exemplifies the power of courage in the face of pain. She talks about how living and loving close up led her to taking the lead in life and on the screen.

She learned to eliminate fear from her mind early on after tragically suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. After being confined to a wheelchair and told that she would never walk again, she miraculously re-took her first steps at the age of eleven: steps that led to a successful career in the entertainment business.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Book on Fashion of Miles Davis, Legendary Jazz Musician

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AUTHOR MICHAEL STRADFORD PENS FIRST BOOK TO EXAMINE THE PERSONAL STYLE OF LEGENDARY JAZZ MUSICIAN MILES DAVIS

Los Angeles, CA ( Author and entertainment executive Michael Stradford pens the first book on the style of legendary jazz musician, Miles Davis, often called 'the Picasso of music'.

Noteworthy are exclusive observations from luminaries such as Quincy Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Issey Miyake, Bryan Ferry and former wife Frances Davis among others. Set to be released on May 12, 2020, this historic book examines Miles Davis' fashion sensibility as yet another extension of his creative canvas.

An eye-opening and often surprising journey through the fashion sensibilities of the musical genius, MilesStyle: The Fashion of Miles Davis explores the unique, trendsetting and bold influence Mr. Davis had on mainstream popular culture, both onstage and off. Once hailed as "one of the best dressed men of the twentieth century" by both GQ and Esquire magazines, Michael Stradford's tome recounts the celebrated icon, Miles Davis, fashion journey with taste, beauty and class.

Black CEO Launches Scholarship Application Challenge

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BLACK PHILANTHROPIST AND ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES PRODUCTIVITY AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CHALLENGE

Washington, DC --  Popular philanthropist and entrepreneur Jay Cameron is hosting the online "12 Days in 12 Hours Productivity Success Challenge" & "The Secure the Bag Scholarship Application Challenge" on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 and May 16th, 2020 from 9am until 9pm.

To assist families with maximizing their productivity while observing COVID-19 "stay-at-home" orders, Cameron has created this virtual success challenge. The online challenges are hosted by Maximum Impact Success Academies and focus on accomplishing twelve days' worth of task completion within a twelve-hour timeframe. This free event encourages participants to choose specific tasks to complete during the online challenge.

As a part of the main event, Cameron is inviting high school and college students to participate in the "Secure the Bag" Scholarship Application Challenge. With massive student debt plaguing families and billions of scholarship dollars left unclaimed annually, the goal of this challenge is to complete as many college scholarship applications within twelve hours.

Interview Black Father & Son About COVID-19 Experience

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AFRICAN AMERICAN FATHER AND SON AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS HOW FAMILY EXPERIENCE WITH CORONAVIRUS INSPIRED NEW HIT R&B SONG

WHAT: A 39-year old began experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, mainly consistent shortness of breath. He immediately went to the hospital to seek treatment, but was denied a test. He returned home still not knowing whether or not he was infected, and if there was a possibility of infecting his family members.

His father was so disappointed and frustrated with this experience that he decided to write an R&B/pop song about it. That song is called the "Coronavirus Song (The Rona Song)" and can be heard online at CoronavirusSong.com.

Black Entrepreneur, Successful Biz in 5 Months

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ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES SUCCESSFUL APPAREL LINE WITHIN JUST 5 MONTHS OF RETIRING FROM THE NAVY

Nationwide -- When you are motivated and determined to accomplish a goal, you will become successful. That's exactly what US Navy veteran Brittney Nicole says regarding her new apparel line, Coco's Wardrobe. Her success story is inspiring, especially considering she went from Navy veteran to successful business owner in less than half a year. That's a swift turnaround by any measure!

Based in New Orleans, this Black-owned and operated clothing and manufacturing company provides stylish apparel for women, with comfort in mind. The dresses, skirts, rompers, jumpsuits, and more are classy, yet affordable.

Black Mompreneur on How to Open Residential Assisted Living Home

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BLACK SINGLE MOM OF FOUR REVEALS HOW TO OPEN A PROFITABLE RESIDENT ASSISTED LIVING HOME

Nationwide  -- Jane Nk Nwanne, a healthcare worker turned entrepreneur, is sharing her secrets in her potentially life-changing book entitled HeartWork: How To Open & Operate Your Own Profitable Residential Assisted Living Home. As an author and educator, she now leads the way in helping other women become business owners while simultaneously helping society.

Jane, who is a Black single mom of four, worked in the healthcare industry for years. Before long though, she saw an opportunity to meet a growing need in society and realized that opening her own healthcare business was something very much achievable.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Discover How Black Households Are Saving Money Streaming TV Channels With USAPrimeTV.com

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BLACK HOUSEHOLDS ARE SAVING MONEY BY STREAMING THEIR TV CHANNELS WITH USAPrimeTV


Nationwide -- USAPrimeTV (AKA USAStreamingTV), a Black-owned company, is using technology to help break barriers that have limited many African Americans from having affordable access to live network channels. USA Today reports that the average cable subscriber spends about $85 a month for cable and more than $100 a month for satellite TV.

USAPrimeTV's Marketing Director Joseph Scales says, "Technology is always changing and improving. Today many people are looking for ways to save money and cut the cord. The old days of accessing cable TV and digital media through hardwired devices like satellite dishes and bulky cable boxes are being replaced by more cost efficient online applications and easy plug and play devices like Amazons Firestick.

This allows the same content to be streamed directly to your tv, phones, tablets and laptops through IPTV also known as (Internet Protocol TV). The software technology we use today allows anyone around the globe to watch live TV through our streaming app as long as they have an internet/WIFI connection."

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Accountant Helping Entrepreneurs Manage PPP Funding

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ACCOUNTANT HELPING ENTREPRENEURS WHO RECEIVED PPP FUNDING WITH THEIR BOOKKEEPING


Nationwide  Meet Christanne Wright, Founder and CEO of Your Wright Resource LLC, who is helping small business owners who were approved for Payroll Protection Program (PPP), but have not thought much about what is required to document their use of the funds.

Wright comments, "Many entrepreneurs don't understand the rules necessary to qualify for forgiveness of these loans. It isn't enough to just use the funds for payroll and wait until next year to file the business tax return."

With over 25 years' experience in taxation and wealth management, Wright says that as an entrepreneur herself, she has built her business to ensure that her clients are not blind-sided with the many issues that can arise financially.

Black Trucking Entrepreneur Debuts New Book

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TRUCKING ENTREPRENEUR DEBUTS NEW BOOK DURING GLOBAL PANDEMIC TO UPLIFT AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS


Washington, DC -- Inspirational visionary and budding author Joseph S. McGill officially launches My Little Miracle: Pursuing The Dream as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. This uplifting story is sure to bring a smile, during these uncertain times, to all who read it.

Here's the synopsis:

Kara Thompson is well-known and respected in Snowden Heights. She is also a budding track star, has a bright future, and is adored by everyone ... except one person who is jealous of her track abilities. Kara's father is excited about her future; however, her mother wants to revel in her success and is living vicariously through her daughter. Things change for Kara and her family when a new family moves next door and she meets a girl named Miracle. Who would have thought that this chance meeting would completely turn their lives upside down?

My Little Miracle is a story of friendship between two girls. One is a track phenom and one is handicapped and in a wheelchair. The lessons weaved throughout this book, for both children and adults, will have you cheering, laughing, crying happy tears and feeling inspired.

Scientists to Study Possible Vitamin-D/ COVID-19 Connection

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MUSC WORLD-CLASS VITAMIN D RESEARCH TEAM TO STUDY CONNECTION TO COVID-19 PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

Charleston, SC  Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine scientists and clinicians, led by world-renowned vitamin D research experts Bruce Hollis, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics, and Carol Wagner, M.D., a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and neonatologist, are planning a focused research effort to determine if individuals with sufficient baseline levels of vitamin D have more protection against severe COVID-19 infection.

Recent reports in the medical literature point toward a potential link between vitamin D deficiency and the pathogenesis of COVID-19 in certain patients. This information aligns with what Hollis, Wagner and other national experts have established in their own vitamin D research in at-risk populations - unrelated to COVID-19 - that vitamin D deficiency is more prevalent among African Americans and individuals with more melanin in their skin as well as in some elderly nursing home residents who have very low exposure to sunlight. In addition, effective vitamin D repletion can be accomplished safely and with minimal expense.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Social Entrepreneur Lisa A. Thomas Who Adopted 6 Children With Special Needs Is Honored in New Book

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LISA A. THOMAS ADOPTED SIX CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND IS FEATURED IN NEW BOOK BY CELEBRITY PHOTOJOURNALIST

Nationwide -- Lisa A. Thomas is the featured subject of celebrity photojournalist Bruce Bell's new photographic timeline, "In Search of the Authentic Lisa A. Thomas." She is a philanthropist, advocate, and the mother of six adopted children with special needs.

Lisa was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 31, 1966, to Walter and LouAnna Thomas. She is number six of seven children, two boys and four girls. As a child, Lisa was ambitious, thrifty, and entrepreneurial, and a Daddy's girl. An early marriage ended abruptly, and she found herself divorced caring for a special needs' child. In her struggle to find herself amidst all of life's challenges.

She decided to search for her true identity. This photograph memoir is her testament to the work she has done personally and professionally in order to be the best caregiver to the special needs community nationally and abroad.

Life's challenges have shaped Lisa and made her a pleasant mystery. She is a gift to so many people in the disability's arena, a legendary enigma to some, and a multi-faceted diamond to others.

Today we find Lisa in the midst of her journey to true authenticity. This photographic timeline gives you the opportunity to join her in this incredible adventure that has taken her from the streets of Beaumont, Texas to the rural cities of South Africa and Kenya where her Foundation From the Heart provides fiscal and educational support for special needs families.

Innovative Tech Founder EMichele Paul Launches Promising App To Promote Black Business

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VISIONARY EMICHELE PAUL LAUNCHES NEW APP TO CREATE REVENUE FOR BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS

Nationwide -- In less than two years, Melanin Enterprise (aka "ME") - The Black Professional Social Network has gained national notoriety for being one of the best mobile apps in the country for discovering and supporting local Black-owned businesses, creating economic independence, and connecting like-minded people together through Sip -N- Play, the company's signature Black professional trivia game night and our in-app, exclusive "RealTalk" group chat.

EMichele Paul, owner and founder of Melanin Enterprise, says that since 2018, her app has helped thousands of small black-owned businesses all over the country reach their targeted audience through free local advertising on their "All Black Everything" City Guide.

She says that the app is set up to provide Black business owners with global visibility while connecting them directly to consumers within a 100-mile radius, thereby creating greater local economic impacts. She created it like this so that consumer dollars would be recycled back into their local community and they would be contributing to building safer, stronger, more self-reliant communities for their families.

Monday, May 4, 2020

See The New Exciting African Print Inspired Apparel Collection By Yasmine Diene

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ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES NEW AFRICAN PRINT INSPIRED APPAREL COLLECTION

Nationwide -- Yasmine Diene, founder of YaYa+Rule, has announced a new line of apparel that caters to the Black community. The new pieces include t-shirts, tank and crop tops, dresses, skirts and leggings and offer a revived way for men and women to wear their Black pride and honor their African heritage anywhere at any time.

Yasmine comments, "Our apparel is for anyone, whether you are working in the corporate world, are an entrepreneur or an artist, our selection will allow you to casually let your pride shine or dress it up as wanted."

"It is for those who have already embraced African fabrics and for those who are just getting introduced to them. It is for the homemaker, who wants to look attractive indoors or outdoors. It is for the woman who wants to exercise or just show off what she is working with. It is for the man who wants to make a bold statement in a stylish manner. Our clothing line is very versatile and adds a refreshing African print-inspired touch to your closet, you can make it fun, classy, edgy, and sexy," she adds.


Friday, May 1, 2020

Black Wealth Building Expert, 2020 Plan For African Americans

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BLACK WEALTH BUILDING EXPERT RELEASES NATIONAL ECONOMIC PLAN FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

Nationwide -- Dr. Ralph Steele, an extraordinary expert on wealth building, has released a powerful new book entitled A National Economic Plan for Financial Inclusion for African Americans. It is his mission to educate individuals in theory and practice about economics, financial literacy, investments, entrepreneurship, business ownership, being debt free, financial strategies (W=me3).

His favorite phrase, "wealth is a human right," became the basis for his creation of Wealth Legacy TV in 2019, and he is currently completing a documentary called "A Cattle on a Thousand Hills" that is based on the economic renewal for inner cities.

Dr. Steele, who is also the author of How to Acquire and Keep Wealth: Wealth Think Bank, has facilitated wealth building conferences and forums for Capital One Bank, University of Texas Arlington, Richland Community College, Stillman College, Eastfield Community College, Tarrant County Community College, Black CEO Kansas City, KS, and Rolling Hills Country Hills in Arlington, TX.

Checkout How NY Based Black Momma Vodka Owner Is Now Producing Hand Sanitizer

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BLACK MOMMA VODKA OWNER VANESSA BRAXTON PIVOTS FROM VODKA TO HAND SANITIZER
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* Black Momma Vodka (BMV) Founder and President Vanessa Braxton is the first Black woman to be an owner-operator and manufacturer of a nationally distributed vodka in the U.S.

* In response to the national shortage of hand sanitizer, Vanessa Braxton has shifted gears to actively produce thousands of bottles out of the alcohol she has on hand.

* Braxton is known for becoming the first Black woman to raise $2.1 million for her latest venture Black Momma Tea & Cafe (BMTC) through an equity crowdfunding platform.

New York, NY -- Black Momma Vodka, CEO/ President Vanessa Braxton is lending her manufacturing and distilling expertise to quickly produce urgently needed hand sanitizer for healthcare workers, first responders, patients, and community members fighting the coronavirus. Hand sanitizer has been selling out nationwide due to the pandemic, and continues to be much needed in the fight to flatten the curve.

The pandemic has caught many businesses and their owners by surprise, causing them to react quickly and efficiently to meet consumer needs. Braxton serves as an example of a business woman who knows how to adapt during such a critical time in the world, utilizing this opportunity to help the community-at-large and do her part to combat COVID-19.

"We are changing with the times and we have to be ready to shift how we are serving our community and consumers in the midst of this crisis," said Braxton. "If I didn’t own a distillery and manufacturing facility I would not have been able to pivot so quickly from producing vodka to making hand sanitizer.  You can get the hand sanitizer click here

We are ready to evolve and reinvent our business to work with government agencies and hospitals, to protect those on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic."  Braxton is the first black female distiller and master blender in the U.S. She created Black Momma Tea & Cafe (BMTC) as an extension of Black Momma Vodka after a strong demand from her customers wanting to invest in her business.  

3 Black Prostate Cancer Survivors Discuss New Non-Invasive Procedure

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PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVORS: THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH NON-INVASIVE HIFU PROCEDURE

By Shelly Gordon

Nationwide -- Three African American men: Reggie Dye, a healthcare executive, Thomas Newell, a retired basketball referee for youth at risk and Victory Murray, NASA lead engineer whose team repaired Apollo 13, wanted a better way to treat their prostate cancer - one that promises a better quality of life post-treatment than surgery and radiation which are the standards of care. These two procedures can come with a greater risk of urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and penile shrinkage.

When diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, they each selected a noninvasive procedure called High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). They got together to share each of their stories about their HIFU treatment, which is widely used across the world, but still relatively new in the United States, with select physicians across the country delivering the treatment.

HIFU is a noninvasive focal-therapy procedure that destroys targeted prostate tissue. HIFU directs extremely precise high-frequency sound waves that heat up and burn off only the diseased portion of the prostate, sparing surrounding tissue and nerves. Therefore, risks of common side effects associated with surgery and radiation -- urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction -- are lessened with HIFU.