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It's that time of year again when a lot of us get stressed out at the thought of not being able to purchase the gifts we know our loved ones and friends would love. Unemployment is at an all time high and a raise is out of the question. But don't worry because Zaiyah and Uptown are gonna save your butts! (you can thank us when you see us.) Home made gift Ideas, Zaiyahs House Friends that have Great Businesses, and free things you can give as gifts. Come check us out you might learn something bighead!
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So what you've been naughty and only got a lump of coal. Theres know need to worry about spending another boring Christmas with family and friends, Watching boring sporting events and Grinch re-runs when you can spend this Christmas with Zaiyah and Uptown, sharing yule tide cheer and dirty jokes.
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Described as "Soul Music's MC", Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is much more than your typical Hip-Hop lyricist and Neo-Soul vocalist. This actor, arranger, composer, songwriter (Yo! Royce Be Easy Music Publishing, ASCAP), and alum of Florida A & M University, is also a multi-instrumentalist, who happens to be well versed in over 5 instruments, including but not limited to clarinet, alto sax, piano and drums. He has been internationally chosen and featured 3 times by Hip-Hop Sisters(an organization under the leadership of and founded by pioneer MC Lyte), selected as a Style Icon and runway model for 24 Hours of Fashion with Cotton, Inc., E! and MTV, currently stars on Atlanta based webseries "Refracted Reflections", can be seen on season two of Tyler Perry's "Have's and the Have Not's" and "Love Thy Neighbor" as well as The CW's "The Originals", the stage play "Beyond Betrayal" playing the lead role of 'Nathan', holds an MC battle wins record of 44-2, shared the same stage with greats such as Lauryn Hill to Talib Kweli, is the owner of AMANDLA! Apparel of Power & Purpose and currently recording material for his sophomore release, "The Groove Theory", features neo fusion jazz and neo soul, which is the follow-up to his freshman release, "ENC 1101: THE YEAR BOOK".
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The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) established in 2002 by President and Founder Brother Yumy Odom as a community-based educational, literacy, literary and artistic initiative with the following objectives:
1] To bring together the men / women in the comic book industry, including sci-fi, fantasy and political satire, cartooning / animation, to share ideas and showcase their work;
2] To discuss the impact of the comic book industry;
3] To look at the business aspects of the comic book industry;
4] To look at how the comic book industry can more actively serve as a tool to address community concerns: literacy, incarceration, addictions, homelessness, racism, sexism, etc.; and
5] To establish a network / consortium (ECBACC Synergy Group) and an annual convention (Comic-Con) to address this initiative in an open and public forum.
ECBACC, Inc. continues to fulfill this mission. A s the region’s premiere “Black Comic Book Convention” and the forerunner and template for urban comic book & sci-fi conventions.
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Overt racism on college campuses, Congress trying to usurp the Presidents authority, ongoing wars and massive unemployment. In 1971 Marvin Gaye asked the question "What's Going on?". in the year 2015 it seems as though that question is as relevant as ever.
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You are being stalked when a person repeatedly watches, follows or harasses you, making you feel afraid or unsafe. A stalker can be someone you know, a past boyfriend or girlfriend or a stranger. While the actual legal definition varies from one state to another, here are some examples of what stalkers may do:
Show up at your home or place of work unannounced or uninvited.
Send you unwanted text messages, letters, emails and voicemails.
Leave unwanted items, gifts or flowers.
Constantly call you and hang up.
Use social networking sites and technology to track you.
Spread rumors about you via the internet or word of mouth.
Make unwanted phone calls to you.
Call your employer or professor.
Wait at places you hang out.
Use other people as resources to investigate your life. For example, looking at your facebook page through someone else’s page or befriending your friends in order to get more information about you.
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Antoinette Montague has a love of humanity and music to bring joy to people. She has played most of the major jazz clubs in New York, and recently returned from Israel with the 46-piece Ashdod Orchestra, and is on her way to to perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia.
Antoinette feels just as appreciated here at home by people who enjoy the spirit she loves to bring inside of her music. Jimmy Heath says, “Antoinette has the instrument, delivery and enunciation, when performing, that touches my soul.”
Jazz Woman to the Rescue is a foundation in the works.It's historic as it visits Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and living Jazz Heroes on the band stand.
There are 2 elements to the Jazz Woman foundation. "The Play it Forward" program of encouraging people to take old instruments and give them to disenfranchised children.
The second prgram is "Put it Back!" The push for citizens to contact local schools in their community to ask if they have an arts education program for their students. If not, we as taxpayers insist they Put it Back! into the curriculum.
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In Albert Einstein words of wisdom, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” With that being said who is, “Michael LaFrance Lynch?” He is an artist that believes that art represents spiritualism which reaches the core of human beings. Art is essential to people’s lives and your work should touch their essence. LaFrance’s work evokes an abstract and surreal feeling that will speak to your spirits consciousness.
LaFrance is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment)..
His most recent accomplishments are being selected out of 3,500 submissions, one of the 12 most imaginative artists competing in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE/RUSSELL SIMMONS ARTISIAN SERIES COMPETITION SEARCH, (ART BASEL/MIAMI). Art Basel takes place in Miami and is hands down the largest art exhibition in America; it is aimed at discovering the next big name in visual arts! LaFrance was selected twice, once in 2012 for his art work (Temptress) and in 2013 for (Sheol) as National Championship Pieces. His artwork (Desert Rose') also Received THE 'PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014
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This is an excerpt from an Artical in http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232653
Written by:Steve Tobak
Contributor Managing Partner, Invisor Consulting
You would not believe how many “sure things” and “done deals” I’ve had fall apart at the last minute. I’ve been passed over for jobs and promotions I should have gotten so many times it isn’t funny. And the way people keep dangling carrots in front of my eyes, you’d think I was a hungry rabbit.
Despite all that, I don’t think I’ve ever been screwed. It’s all part of the ecosystem known as big business. It comes with the territory. If you’re going to get your feelings hurt, throw a fit, or whine about the injustice of it all, don’t even waste your time trying to make it. You probably won’t.
Truth is, the business world is risky business. It isn’t for the thin-skinned, the weak-minded or the faint of heart. And if you fit one of those colorful descriptors, sooner or later, you’re probably going to get weeded out of the entrepreneurial gene pool.
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Are you Sally Shareaman? you know Sally Share-a-man? are you sharing your man , or are you sharing someone else's guy? Great sex is at a premium and women can tell if your man has sexual awareness. would you get rid of a great sex partner for a few indiscretions? Just because he slept with you best friend doesn't mean he doesn't love you.... he's just confused!
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This is an excerpt from: When Single Men Have Affairs With Married Women
February 12, 2014
© COPYRIGHT 2006, 2007, 2013 Recovering Wayward Enterprises, LLC
Why do some single men have affairs with married women?
No Strings Attached Sex/It’s Easier. Unlike most women, single men often love having access to someone who is passionate, sexual and really wants nothing more from them. On a purely physical level, most men are going to enjoy their affairs with married women. You’re bringing out her inner tigress. You’re unlocking a woman full of sexual desire who is not getting her needs met at home, so of course the one night (or many nights) of sex is going to be unbelievably great. There are no strings attached to it, either, so it’s just fantastic sex with seemingly no consequences. This to me is the most obvious reason. Men would love to have a lover who asks almost nothing of them. The married woman won’t expect presents or moan if he forgets to phone her. Anything goes. Anything happens. Nothing is forever. You don’t need to call her. You don’t need to keep in touch. You don’t need to meet the parents and you won’t miss a single bowling night out with your buddies. No strings attached.And it’s easy, usually passionate, sex on tap!
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To anyone who hasn’t lost their parents, here’s some news – you never get over it'
This is an excert from an artical written for the Guardian.com Entitled They're my parents. I miss them by: Eleni Kyriacou:Friday 9 December 2011 19.05 EST
On a bitterly cold April morning in 1998, my father died of a heart attack. The shock of his death was like a punch to the stomach. It was the first bereavement I'd experienced up close. For weeks, a cloak of confusion, rage and disbelief descended. By contrast, my mother's death, five years later, held no shock. It arrived clearly signposted, with a predictability that was agonising: diagnosis, scan, operation, false hope, radiotherapy, hospice, morphine, death.
At 39 I'd become an adult orphan, a member of the club that nobody wants to join but most will. One parent dying was devastating; but when my mother died it changed me for ever. I felt anchorless, as if I was no longer anyone's child. I may have looked the same but something inside me shifted.
A friend likens being an adult orphan to being the only tree left standing in a forest. I know what she means. For me it's as if my roots have been hacked away: my parents are the reason I'm here, what held me up. They had been the one stable point during my whole life, the constant. Yes, I'm an adult and can stand alone. But there are times I still need my mother and father, times I feel very alone.
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