Saturday, May 11, 2019

Checkout How The B.E.S.T. Networking Group Launches New Website To Empower Community Businesses

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The B.E.S.T. Networking Group's New Website BESTeList.net Further Establishes Their Commitment To Community Economic Development

By Kamau Austin With Marsha Duke - Founder BEST Networking Group

B.E.S.T. Networking Group, the emerging go to business networking, support, promotion, and training organization in Jamaica or Southeast  Queens, and the Greater New York City area - has completed its new highly interactive website.  The digital platform www.BESTeList.net, is the organization's latest creation to harness the power of the Internet to empower and create more viable businesses in the area.  B.E.S.T. stands for Building Business Entrepreneurs Strong Together.

While the organization has had a significant online presence on social media sites it didn't have an exclusive platform to showcase its rich offering of services for the development of entrepreneurship in the Jamaica and Southeast Queens, New York communities.  However, the BESTeList.net website has an important array of features and functionality.

The visionary and service orientated Founder of the BEST Networking Group, Marsha Duke, weighed in on the importance of the website's purpose and goals.  She affirms "One of the key elements in business development is marketing. It cultivates brand awareness, builds exposure and establishes the business presence. The ultimate end goal is to increase profitability.  One specific marketing tool is the internet, the first place consumers look for a business."

Monday, April 15, 2019

See Why Jerome Bradley Is Driven To Supply A Coat And School Supplies For Every Homeless Child In Southeast Queens

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Once Homeless And Doing Hard Time Jerome Bradley Has a Soft Spot For The Area's Homeless Children 
Jerome Bradley And His Team Provides Warm Coats For The Area's Homeless Children
Life hasn't been easy for Jerome Bradley.  He grew up homeless, in the foster system, and did a considerable stint in prison.  However, Bradley is determined to make a difference helping children who are going through what he went through early in life.  And he is determined to do it the way God leads him.

The following interview gives a glimpse into what drives him to make the world a little warmer for homeless children in our area.  Check it out and consider supporting his efforts. 

Kamau: Can you tell us a little about your background and life growing up in Southeast Queens and your period of being incarcerated? Can you also tell us more about your early
life?

Jerome: I was born in Harlem. Was raised in Jamaica Queens Merrick Blvd 125th street.

I was placed in foster home in 1973 to Mrs Bradley. From 2 till 8 yrs old. Placed back with my biological mother at 8 yrs old till 12 and placed back with Mrs Bradley.

Growing up in Jamaica Queens was rough at first due to my complexion. I had my share of drama but in the end and throughout the hood embraced me and till this day I stay true to Jamaica Queens.

I was incarcerated for 12-yrs. I gave my life to Christ and changed my life.

Jerome Bradley makes the world a little warmer and smarter for area children

Thursday, March 21, 2019

See Why Southeast Queens NYS State Senator James Sanders With Area Politicians Challenges Student Loan Abuse

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State Legislators Call for Funding for Student Loan Consumer Assistance Program
Senator Sanders joined his legislative colleagues in calling for $1 million in the budget to launch a student loan consumer assistance program.
ALBANY, NY - Today a group of New York State lawmakers, led by the respective chairs of the Senate and Assembly Banks Committees, and the chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, cited findings from of a recent U.S. Department of Education Inspector General report in calling for the creation of an independent, statewide student loan consumer assistance program, including a toll-free “Help Line,” to assist borrowers in New York fight back against deceptive student loan industry practices.

Under the Trump Administration, protections for student borrowers have been steadily eroded. Last year, the student loan ombudsman at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resigned to protest sweeping changes at the Bureau that he said protected “the interests of the biggest financial companies in America” to the detriment of borrowers.

As the federal government has retreated from its oversight and enforcement responsibilities, states have had to step in with legal action against loan servicers who mislead borrowers, illegally drive up repayment costs and make serious errors in the processing of student loans.  Only a few months ago, a lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General resulted in a $9 million settlement against Conduent Education Services for misleading borrowers in New York State.

Whoopi Goldberg Honors 7-Year Old Author

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG HONORS 7-YEAR OLD AUTHOR FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA

The Episode Aired on ABC's "The View" on February 5, 2019

Atlanta, GA -- This year has started off on an absolute high for Nicholas Buamah, a young author who just turned 8-years old on February 17th. First, he had a sold-out book signing event at Barnes & Nobles, then BuzzFeed listed him at #5 on their list of "9 Moments In Black Excellence" along with #3 President Obama and #4 Beyonce (The Carters).

What could be better than all this? Maybe receiving a call from the ABC Network saying that Whoopi Goldberg would like to honor Nicholas on her show, The View, for Black History Month.

"That was an exciting moment for all of us," said Nicholas' mother, Danielle. "I admire Whoopi Goldberg so much and to have her celebrate my son for Black History Month was an honor in itself."

Checkout These Brilliant Boys and Girls Invited to Princeton University

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AT THE WELL SEEKS BLACK GIRL MAGIC AND BLACK BOY BRILLIANCE FOR 8TH AND 9TH GRADE WEEKEND PROGRAM AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

New York, NY -- At the Well Conferences, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual Weekend Intensive of leadership activities for 8th and 9th grade minority students from across the country. Scheduled for August 2-4, 2019, the 3-day weekend boarding program will be held on the campus of Princeton University. The Weekend Intensive has traditionally been available for young women, but for the first time, At the Well Conferences, Inc. is offering a program for young male scholars.

The Weekend Intensive seeks to empower young students locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, young talent will transform their communities. At the Well Conferences, Inc. encourage girls and boys to live beyond their limitations, achieve beyond their dreams, and impact communities beyond their reach.

The Weekend Intensive was created out of a commitment to increase awareness of the essential tools required to aid students in becoming successful leaders. This program offers a glimpse of the two-week leadership academies held each year for 10th and 11th grade students; At the Well Young Women's Leadership Academy and From the Fire Leadership Academy for Young Men.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

National Poetry Contest For Black Poets

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 NUBIANPOETS.COM 2019 NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CONTEST NOW OPEN

Nationwide April is National Poetry Month and NubianPoets.com is proud to have Latorial Faison who has been featured along with Iyanla Vazant, Danny Glover, and Dr. Cornel West in the 2003 NAACP Image Award winning book Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing, and Hope from the Black Community as this year's contest judge.

Latorial holds a graduate degree in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and has authored several books, which includes: 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History, Mother to Son, Secrets of My Soul and many more.

Contest Prizes 

1st Place - $250.00
2nd Place - $100.00
3rd Place - $75.00
And 5 honorable mentioned awards


Rosa Parks Charity Files US Supreme Court Petition Charging Corruption

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 ROSA PARKS CHARITY FILES US SUPREME COURT PETITION CHARGING CORRUPTION IN PROBATE COURT (DOCKET NO. 18-1152)

Detroit, MI The charity organized by civil rights icon Rosa Parks has filed a petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court citing gross corruption in the probate court located in Mrs. Parks' adopted hometown of Detroit, Michigan. The petition focuses on a dispute concerning the whereabouts of the wool coat worn by Mrs. Parks at the time of her arrest in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955.

The famous coat was slated to be part of an exhibit of thousands of civil rights artifacts to be presented by the United States Library of Congress in December of this year. The coat will not be part of the exhibit due to the corruption of Judge Freddie G. Burton, Jr. the probate judge presiding over Mrs. Parks' estate in the Wayne County Probate Court.

The estate of Mrs. Parks, who died in 2005, recently entered its 14th year of administration. Almost immediately upon commencing probate, Judge Burton disregarded Mrs. Parks' express wishes for the management of her estate by her friend, Elaine Steele, and appointed two court cronies as administrators of her estate. By 2009, these cronies managed to completely bankrupt Mrs. Parks' simple and modest estate by charging excessive administration fees that exceeded the gross value of these estate.