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Singer, songwriter and producer Dionne Kirby (professionally known as Dionne), is a contemporary soul-singing recording artist, whose songwriting skills caught the attention of Billboard, with her first EP release “Living In The Music”. Dionne has performed in various major cities throughout the U. S. including: New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Atlanta and has graced the stage with respected entertainers in the industry, such as Jennifer Holliday, Jillian Michaels, Tanya Blount and Niecy Nash. With her upcoming new album being released independently, Dionne will captivate audiences with her signature melodic vibrations and uplifting lyrical content.
A native of Dallas, TX, Dionne attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (also known as Arts Magnet), where former incomparable alums, singer Norah Jones and Erykah Badu attended. An avid writer, she earned the Editor-in-Chief role at Arts Magnet, where she was chosen for studio recordings with the acclaimed Dallas Black Dance Theater. Her classical training and vocal technique made her one of the sought-after upperclassmen at her school, where she acquired her first professional gig as a background singer, which steered her in the direction to perform at the prestigious Fairmount Hotel’s Venetian Room and invitation to sing at Carnegie Hall with her high school choir.
After graduating high school, Dionne attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, majoring in English and Education. Although she was an astute academic student, her desire to pursue her love for music increased. Following graduating from Lincoln University with her Bachelor’s degree, Dionne received opportunities to sing background for gospel star LaShun Pace and was lead vocalist for The Odyssey Big Band, singing jazz arrangements of Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole and Norah Jones.
Acquanda Stanford is a Black feminist anthropologist, Full-Circle Doula, trained by the International Center for Traditional Childbearing and a Certified Lactation Educator. At one point not so long ago I had hopes of becoming an IBCLC — a Lactation Consultant, certified through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, but stopped pursuing that after obtaining that CLE. I am also a PhD student of sociocultural anthropology, researching breastfeeding among people of African Descent in the US. What all of this means for me, is that rather than focusing on clinical applications and mechanics (how to latch a baby to a breast, information about breast pumps, milk storage, etc.), I focus on social theory. Breastfeeding is a biological site and serves as a gateway to explore the greater complexities around this tradition. Viewing this through a critical and holistic framework, it allows me to view a larger picture and explore areas of culture and biology, social organization, areas of domination, environment, gender, as well as community empowerment and various others via a historical, contemporary and cross-cultural context. My ultimate goal is to become a professor of anthropology and bring the culmination of these topics to higher education — as well as participate in applied work outside of the academy, and also continue to engage the general public.
Even though much of what I do has become a love of my life, my entry point in this area may or may not be like others you have heard of. I wasn’t placed here because I had an obsession with birth and breastfeeding, like many of us who consider ourselves ‘junkies’; far from it. Being here is the last place on earth I would have ever imagined myself.
Bio copied from: http://acquandastanford.com/aboutme/
A look at the stats behind Stanford's 35-0 win over Army on Saturday in California. Interviews are presented with Army seniors running back Trenton Turrentine and defensive tackle Richard Glover. A look at Army's next game at Wake Forest in North Carolina. Show hosted by Ken Kraetzer of Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 135, White Plains, NY.
Dionne Laslo-Baker, founder of Deebee's Special Tea Foods Ltd., began her entrepreneurial venture when her two sons decided what to have for a treat. Realizing that grocery stores did not provide many nutritional choices for treats, Dionne and her husband, Dr. Stephen Baker, MD, began to experiment with organic fruit and various organic teas and herbal teas. Their research and experimentation led them to produce the perfected product – a TeaPop that won the hearts of their children, family and friends.
What they came up with is a truly innovative and creative concept - frozen pop treats with the ultimate treat: organically made for good health.
So how did Dionne conquer the Goliaths in the frozen treats market?
Staying true to one's vision and communicating that to the team
Playing to one's strengths
Willing to connect within one's niche
As Dionne recalls with clarity and fervor, "People are more than happy and excited and thrilled to see especially a woman, and - even more so - a mom of young kids get out there and create something. And show her children what it takes to succeed."
Notre Dame v Stanford for sure.... possibly Charlie Weis firing, Brady Hoke ineptitude, Ebola scares, and/or Quantum Mechanics
Years from now, when critics look back on Dionne Audain’s career, they’re likely to dub her one of the greatest character actors of her generation. And not just in the black category. Nor in the female bin. But among all her screen peers. Because she’s not only got the natural talent, but hustles like nobody’s business to bring her A-game every time. “I don’t think it’s fair for me to sit back and say there are no roles for me as a black actress. I can wait to be cast, or I can create my own work,” Dionne—who has appeared in such hit shows as Orange Is the New Black and The Sopranos—tells us. “At the end of the day it's about what I put into it. If I’m not putting my all into it, I can’t expect to get what I want out of it.”
What a joyful segment as Youth Minister Vincient Bush and Lady Dionne shared with us major details about a history making event in the lives of christians. Select Pastor Dr. Jasmine Schulark is celebrating her pastoral installation. In this segment hear detail by detail what is going down during these few days of awesome festiviites for thi occassion. They talk about Community Day and how even if you are on the other side of the country, how you can still play a part. This lovely couple awesome ministers to the heart of those working in the vinyard. Hear it for yourself and find what repeat show was featured for our Holiday Edition Boradcast. Join your hosts Teirrany La'Shun Bledsoe and Darrell Spence and guest host LaShon Love. Blogtalkradio.com/niacomplatform. 8pmcst/9pmest.
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