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Author Valerie J. Lewis Coleman shares the values in blended families, as a mother, step mother and wife; juggling the task of keeping relationships relevant can become challenging at times. The rise of the single parents households are creating more blended or step families across the nation. Mrs. Lewis Coleman developed this eye opening anthology from her wealth of experience as a parent and wife in a blended family. Through the tears, laughter, smiles, and prayers Valerie has designed a plan for success.
She shares with us how God’s grace and restorative power can help families and minister to those in need. The lessons shared will focus on how rewarding a blended family can be and the blessings that will come from this. If your seeking advice on how to create a happy and loving home tune into Brown Suga Radio today!
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Valerie J. Lewis Coleman to Conversations LIVE.
Interior Architect, Aishah Coleman
Growing up in the Bronx in the 1970’s, Aishah Coleman was always struck by the amount of abandoned buildings around the borough. Even at a young age, Aishah began to dream of studying Architecture to help rebuild her neighborhood. By the time she grew up and got her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture however, the Bronx had beaten her to the punch and rebuilt itself without her! Inspired, rather than defeated, by the rebirth of her neighborhood, Aishah simply cast a wider net, dedicating her career to working with companies that specialized in residential design and community development.
With over 22 years of experience in Design & Construction, Aishah has worked in both the private and public sector, managing projects ranging from $5 million to $75 million. In 2006, Aishah opened her own part-time interior design business while she still worked full time on other projects.
As much as she loved working on the larger development projects, Aishah discovered that her true passion was working directly with people to bring the dreams they have for their homes to life. So in 2009, with her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Interior Decorating, she decided to take her interior design business full time. Her goal is to be a one stop for her clients to service all of their interior design needs. For Aishah, it’s all about seeing her clients react when they see she has made their dream home a reality. “This is the most gratifying experience that you cannot put a price on.”
Joe Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double, triple threat.” He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer. Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer, songwriter, and astute businessman. Joe was the lead vocalist with “The Platters” for many years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number 1 hits.
Most recently, he was selected as the Featured Vocalist at a Tribute Gala honoring television icon and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey. Joe was also blessed to be featured at events honoring Quincy Jones, Maya Angelou, Nancy Wilson and the wonderful cinema star, Sidney Poitier. Joe has also performed with the renowned Barbra Streisand on her Finale Tour, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and many more.
Joe’s acting credits include the recent hit “If This Hat Could Talk” and Off-Broadway productions of “Destiny In My Hands”, “Mama I Want To Sing!”, “Nuthin’ But The Blues” and “Heaven and the Homeboy”, directed by Tony Award winning director, George Faison. A great conversation is in store with this legend in music.
Rising star Leslie Lewis drops by to talk about her key role in With Child, an indie gem of a film nominated for Best World Showcase at the 2015 SoHo International Film Festival. She will also discuss her other acting experience and projects. Her film credits include: Dead Broke, Starving Hysterical Naked, Almost in Love, The Better Man, Chaos Theory, Area Q, and Locked in a Garage Band. However, Leslie is probably best known for creating and starring in Miracle in Rwanda, a one-woman live show based on the life of Immaculée Ilibagiza, who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Over 10,000 theatergoers in six continents have seen the show. This talented actress also played Dorothy Dandridge in another one-woman show titled Yesterday Came Too Soon at the National Black Theatre in Harlem.
Leslie’s role in With Child is her first appearance as a lead in a feature film. This unique movie tells the touching story of a widowed construction worker trying to rebuild his life as a single dad while struggling with the romantic advances of his eccentric new employer (played by Leslie). "When I read the script, I thought it would be a good fit for my first film as lead producer," Leslie explains. "I love the message of the film: What we choose now affects our past.”
The Fall: By John Lescroart
Late one night a teenage African American foster child plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel but, did she fall or was she pushed? Learn more when you hear my questions and listen to my interview with NY Times best selling author John Lescroart. Join us in the chat room and learn more about THE FALL and John's work.Fast paced murder/mystery that will keep you glued to the printed pages until the surprise ending is revealed. Welcome a new character: Rebecca Hardy the daughter of Dismas Hardy in her role as defense attorney. The twists and turns add to the suspense. So, listen to the show and learn more about The Fall. The book came in as number 10 on the times best seller list.
Fran Lewis host: editor of MJ magazine.
Mind of Mansion Podcast Episode 121: Matt Kelley @fantasy_mansion runs down the first-5 rookie running backs drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Jeff Fisher is falling apart.
Rob Havenstein and Greg Robinson will help Todd Gurley become the best running back from the 2015 Draft.
Melvin Gordon enthusiasts love the San Diego landing spot but wish the Chargers invested more in their offensive line.
T.J. Yeldon value could crater after only two bad weeks, becuase fantasy gamers don't give between-the-tackles grinders leeway when they struggle.
The presence of Joique Bell will allow Ameer Abdullah to be deliberately ramped up and comfortably eased into a lead back role.
Tevin Coleman landing on a prolific Atlanta offense is close to best case scenario.
Breaking down the running game "scheme fit" fallacy.
Chip Kelly is on record explaining that gap blocking and zone blocking are not mutually exclusive.
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Author Valerie J. Coleman
The bestselling author of Blended Families An Anthology, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman has helped thousands of families navigate the challenges of child support, visitation, discipline and more. With over twenty years of experience in family and relationships, she has given advice on varying issues including baby-momma drama, defiant children and disapproving in-laws. On her journey to assist others with building strong families, she shares her testimony and provides practical tools to help you stop the stepfamily madness in your home!
Valerie has helped women find relational fulfillment by identifying the four types of male hunters, avoiding seventy percent of men who only want the goody box and winning the heart of Mr. Right-For-You. She explains how she overcame struggles and offers proven techniques to help you get off the crazy cycle of relational demise in her novel The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box!
As a bestselling author and award-winning publisher, Valerie has helped aspiring authors from across the world navigate the challenges of self-publishing. With over ten years of experience in the book business, this expert divulges industry secrets on avoiding the top five mistakes made by new authors, pricing your book to sell and identifying dishonest publishers. Her dynamic presentation and knowledge of the business takes writers from pen to paper to published as they master self-publishing to make money!
DeShonda Coleman, a native of Winn Parish in Louisiana, has been a coach, math specialist/trainer, educational program manager trainer, high school assistant principal, math tutor, and teacher since 1998. She earned a B.S. degree in Education from Grambling State University and a M.Ed. plus 30 additional graduate credits from Northwestern State University. DeShonda is a Louisiana Certified Adult Educator, Educational Leader, and Teacher in Mathematics and Health & Physical Education.
DeShonda served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Louisiana High School Rally Association for three years. She also served as a Program Manager of grades K–12 for Louisiana State University Continuing Education for seven years. For more than ten years, she has been mentoring student-athletes to ensure they are in compliance with high school graduation requirements, Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) eligibility, as well as NCAA eligibility. DeShonda is passionate about working with high school students and student-athletes to help them find both their best fit in post-secondary education and develop a successful career path. She is the Founder/CEO of Getting Ready for Advanced Academic Destinations, Inc. (GRAAD). GRAAD is a non-profit organization that proactively collaborates with elementary and secondary students, student-athletes, parents, schools, and organizations to provide integrated academic support, foster personal development, and enhance educational.
She currently serves as a math specialist/instructor for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Adult Education Program as well as a trainer/observation specialist of the school systems’ alternative teacher certification programs. She is also the board secretary of the Friends of Louisiana Connections Academy, which originated one of the first virtual K–12 charter schools in Louisiana.
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