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  • 01:01

    HELP! MY TEEN IS THINKING ABOUT DATING!

    in Family


    During this segment, we will cover issues related to:
    ·        What adults can do to help Teens in an Abusive Relationships?
    ·        How Do You Know if Your Teen is in an Unhealthy Relationship?
    ·        Are You Modeling Respect at Home?
    ·        How do know if your child is the aggressor?
    ·        Creating a Dating Bill of Rights
    ·        Consequences as related to being a victim as well as a perpetrator of teen dating violence.
    ·        Education for Parenthood
     

  • 00:32

    High School Agenda (Teenagers Only) @7pm EST, 646-727-2914

    in School

     


     We will be speaking and taking questions on pressure and societies standards. Don't worry, this will not be your average, sophomoric, boring conversation that your parents set up. It's strictly made by teens, for teens. Speak your mind, make your voice heard and connect with others. Enjoy!


    Every Thursday at 7 pm Eastern, phone number 646-727-2914  Please be fair with your comments, don't curse, or mention anyone's name.  The Chat Room is open and we will be taking questions and comments from there also.


    Have opinions to share or questions contact:  www.facebook/theessenceofsuccessnetwork.com


    SHOW HOST:  Baqiyat Green


     

  • 00:19

    Unspoken Words: Thoughts of the Millennial Generation

    in Entrepreneur

    Today on Unspoken Words, Robert Dunn chats with Stacey Ferreira! Stacey is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author based in New York City. At 18 years old, She co-founded MySocialCloud with her brother and Shiv Prakash in 2011. They sold MySocialCloud to Reputation.com in 2013, where she began working as a Product Marketing Manager. Reputation.com is where she fell in love with storytelling and shortly after working there she published 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World. The ideas from this book led her to my next project, Forrge, an on-demand, quality workforce.She also did a TEDxNYU talk with the title "Millennials are screwed".


    http://www.staceyferreira.com

  • 00:07

    Ep 136: Valerie LaPenta Steiger on Lessons for Strong Women

    in Books

    Join Dr. Angela Lauria of Book Journeys as she interviews Valerie LaPenta Steiger on the writing and publishing of her book, Mafia | Kitten: Lessons for Strong Women on Finally Letting Go, Feeling Safe, and Being Loved. 


    Valerie Steiger is a life coach, a leadership consultant, a writer, and a retreat specialist. But above all else, she describes herself as a "mafia-kitten" which is a pet name to herself that describes her strength spectrum that ranges from being SO STRONG (mafia) to helpless, weak (kitten). As the subtitle of her book states, she's written it for women and how they can let go, feel safe, and be loved. It is for women of both mafia and kitten poles and dissects what makes them vulnerable through stories that actually happened. 


    Valerie's choice of topic for the book would seem quite a lot to absorb at a time, but it makes sense since it's really a vehicle that represents the hundreds of women that she has worked with and coached who've experienced, as she had, what it felt like to be forced to be strong, to build walls against criticism and abuse, and to be left feeling alone, afraid, confused and yearning for happiness and love. 


    Tapping into her own experiences, Valerie's intention for the book is to guide women to release hurtful memories and haunting thoughts and to be secure once again in life, grounded in hope, faith and self-love that nurtures the true strength that lies inside them.


    Read more and get the transcript here: Valerie LaPenta Steiger on The Author Incubator

  • 01:21

    Leah Rogers Author of Game Over The Story of a Sex Trafficking Victim

    in Books

    The Beautiful Butterfly Show Welcomes Author Leah Rogers!!


    Leah was raised in a hostile environment where her mother was at the time a heavy drug user and regularly physically abused by men in front of her children.  After being awarded to the state, she found herself running away on numerous occasions.  Leah began stripping to maintain a living for her daughter. It was there that she'd met her boyfriend that monthes later exposed himself as a pimp.  


    Leah worked as a prostitute and "Bottom girl" around the United States, mainly California, Scottsdale, Arizona, Washington, D.C and Texas for almost Three years, while being beaten brutally by her pimp even after she became pregnant with his son. 


    On May 13th, 2011 Leah was arrested with her pimp, when her pimp was discovered recruiting two under age girls, who were Undercover FBI Agents.  After being tried as a suspect and signing a plea for seven years, Leah was given a second chance to prove her innocent about her involvement with her pimp.  


    After turning her life around for the better, on March 4th, 2015 she shared her story with CBS News titled "A Better Arizona" broadcasted locally on television.  After this airing, Leah began to get anxious about saving other women who were still in the game and created a video for her Facebook channel.  Leah is now known around the world for her video traveling through social media at just under one million views. 


    Leah's dream has always been to sell high valued real estate, but has dedicated her time to finish the mission to save other women by educating the community, churches, legislature and schools, to prevent this tragedy from happening to their loved ones.  


     

  • 00:30

    Tribute To Ellen Craft, First Sargeant Michael Wiltz and Rev. Karla Cooper

    in Culture

    Today’s program pays tribute to African Americans who have blazed trails for freedom, in military service and through global ministry outreach. Their selflessness and vision prove once again that Black History IS American History both now and in our past.


    Ellen Craft launch one of the most outrageous and courageous escapes in history. Very fair skinned, she dressed up like a White man with her slave husband, who acted as her darker skinned valet and traveling companion, to achieve one of the most daring slavery escapes of the 1800s. 


    As First Sergeant for a Intelligence Unit, Michael Wiltz serves as the personal adviser to the Commander on all enlisted-related matters, particularly in areas affecting Soldier training. He travels the world as an Army officer protecting our country from terrorism.


    And an international field study trip to Chennai, India turned into a God-inspired opportunity for Rev. Karla Cooper during her 2003 graduate years in seminary.  That fateful trip has yielded more than 125 Indian churches, now fully a part of the connectional African Methodist Episcopal Church.


    Craft, Wiltz and Cooper, three role models who have helped make America become the multicultural mosaic that makes us so unique.  

  • 00:30

    Crystal Harkless-Author

    in Women

    Crystal has a passion for teaching and has taught in the youth, women’s and singles’ ministry at churches throughout the community. She is the author of “Jewel in the Rough”, a book written to encourage and uplift singles and the co-author of Testify: The Praise Literary Collection. She is also the founder of Jewel in the Rough Outreach, LLC and the owner of Divine Assistants. The scripture she lives by is found in 1Timothy 4:12-16. Her purpose in life is to love others for who they are and to encourage and uplift those that cross her path. Her favorite quote by Maya Angelou is, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family and friends, bowling, reading, journaling, and volunteering at her local church.

  • 01:58

    The CoCo & WeeWee Show #17

    in Entertainment

    CoCo and Wee Wee are 2 sisters from Brooklyn, New York who currently reside in Nashville TN…Yes it’s a big change from urban …city living but these two could live in the depths of hell and still find a way to find a funny spin on life!


     


    They have been a creative duo from an early age. Coco and Wee Wee joined forces (let’s just say many years ago) when they both aspired to be the next singer/songrwriter pop sensation….


     


    The two had much success traveling, recording, and performing but to save you all the gory details we will cut to the part when they tripped and fell into the world of comedy and acting….


     


    Both sisters are improv actresses and stand up comedians…Coco and Wee Wee also had a self titled short lived web series which almost got picked up by a big Hollywood production company but low and behold things did not go as planned…What a surprise ….


     


    Wee Wee wound up baring it all on VH1’s Dating Naked and is currently a D list celebrity ..as for Coco she she is a single mom getting her sexy back who recently had her short story “Wigs & Pictures” published in the critically acclaimed book That Time of The Month.


     


    Clearly these two ladies are unstoppable dream seekers and have now developed a YouTube show called Tapped Out Tasters which teaches people how to eat, shop, and have fun on a budget. The Coco & Wee Wee Podcast is another new adventure which will feature real talk, music comedians, pop culture, throwbacks….

  • 00:59

    Is What We are Eating Slowly Killing Us?

    in Health

    We are what we eat!  How many times have we heard that? But do we really believe it?  Will that delicious pound cake become part of your hips?  Will that sirloin steak become part of your feet?  We are on a crash course with our health in the US and so much of what ails us can be averted by making healthier food choices. Children and teens are experiencing the effects of this crash course in much the same way as adults. Dr. Imani Ma'at, the segment's regular host and Author of Healthy Haiku 3: How to Fight Childhood Obesity One Poem at a Time,  will be interviewed by Guest Host Ms. Martha Dowdell. 


    Ms. Martha Dowdell is a health and nutrition enthusiast with more than 40 years experience in research, experimentation, and lifestyle strategy techniques that lead to achieving optimum health. Her passions are etiquette training, health and nutrition education and motivation so that people will be inspired to make healthy lifestyle choices.  


    The segment will focus on the growing health epidemic in our communities. Dr. Ma'at will also discuss her new book: Healthy Haiku 3: How to Fight Childhood Obesity One Poem at a Time.  This book is packed with important topics about childhood and teen obesity such as: obesity as a precursor to diabetes, high blood pressure, compromised immune system, depession, and social isolation; the importance of alkalizine foods and water in our diet and the importance of enzymes.  There is also a great appendix section with information such as a handy chart of akaline foods, icebreakers, role play activties and more! On sale this week only on Amazon Kindle for only $1.99!

  • 00:24

    Traveling to China with Kids. How to do it. What to do there. Happy CNY!

    in Moms and Family

    LA Mom Kelly Chu heads west from LA to travel half way around the world annually to Taiwan with her son. She's been doing it since he was 1! It's possible, & even better- It's FUN, exotic, delicious, affordable, rich with history & natural beauty. Hear all about it with Kristin & Laura plus: What can YOU do to participate in the Chinese New Year #CNY holiday with your kids? BONUS: A hidden gem in LA if you've got a kid who loves DINOSAURS! You don't want to miss this one. #BestofLA LIVE!

  • 01:21

    Unspoken Words: Thoughts of the Millennial Generation

    in Relationships

    Tonight on Unspoken Words Robert Dunn & Abby Fleming continue to answer listeners relationship questions! The best thing about relationships is there are so many different elements to them & getting different perspectives, ideas & hearing different experiences are important to finding out what works for you. In order to have better relationships, we need to have a better relationship with ourselves. Finding out who we are & knowing ourselves is key to making better relationship decisions & realizing what works for us & what doesn't. So join Robert & Abby as they discuss these issues!


    http://www.talktheunspoken.com


    Twitter-@talktheunspoken