Wednesday, December 12, 2018

See Why Author Teraleen Campbell Chronicles Her Journey as a Caregiver

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RELEASED DURING NATIONAL CAREGIVERS MONTH, "FROM CAREFREE TO CAREGIVER" PROVIDES SUPPORT TO THOSE WHO SERVE IN A CAREGIVING ROLE

Upper Marlboro, MD --  Although they are an increasing segment of our populations, many do not understand the level of responsibility that caregivers carry. Caregivers are an often overlooked, yet vital segment of our population. According to data from AARP, 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child for at least 12 months. Nearly one in six working adults have responsibilities of providing care for a family member. On average African-American caregivers spend 30 hours each week performing caregiving duties. This causes significant impact on their lives.

Additionally, 69% of working caregivers caring for a family member or friend report having to rearrange their work schedule, decrease their hours, or take an unpaid leave in order to meet their caregiving responsibilities. These situations can adversely impact the mental and physical health of the very caregivers who are providing support for others.

In "From Carefree to Caregiver", Teraleen Campbell provides much needed support for caregivers. In the book, she chronicles her seven-year journey as a caregiver. During that time, she provided care for her mother.


The book is formatted as 31-day devotional book. Each daily passage provides an inspirational reading in addition to a prayer and space for journaling. This is Campbell's way of encouraging self-care, which she found important while caring for her mother. "I realized the importance of taking some time for focus on me and what I was dealing with, in addition to processing what was happening in my life. I became mindful that if I wasn't healthy, I couldn't adequately care for my mother."

African American Oil Industry Veterans Open the World of Oil & Gas Using Blockchain Technology

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AFRICAN AMERICAN OIL INDUSTRY VETERANS OPEN THE WORLD OF OIL & GAS USING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
  
Nationwide --  Oil industry veterans, Donald Glover and Harold Thomas, want black people to participate in the behind the scenes world of oil and gas by utilizing the power of Blockchain technology. African Americans are a large consumer of fossil fuels and low on the supply chain in terms of involvement and profit. Reserve Oil and Gas Coin (ROC) is an innovative project aimed to making an impact on that dynamic.

The Oil & Gas industry does over $1.7 trillion dollars in business every year. Oil and Gas production yields profits that are bigger than the raw metal markets and Gold markets combined. Some of those profits are tapped into by investors that go through traditional avenues of investments such as Oil and Gas Stocks, EFTs (Exchange Trade Funds), and Mutual Funds. However, your typical average African-American millennial or even baby boomer - knows very little about these investment avenues. Those that do know may have to rely on investment advisors to funnel their funds into these investments for them. Reserve Oil and Gas Coin has created an offering that allows disadvantaged markets, with limited access to investments, an opportunity to invest at the ground level and share in the profits of oil and gas for themselves.

ROC has a stellar team of Oil and Gas veterans that have come together to launch a project that will be a game changer in the Black community. They have successfully married this initiative into an ERC-20 (Ethereum) token as a fully compliant crypto-asset. Investors will gain access to a bird’s eye view into the production and supply process, as well as profit from such an involvement. With any investment there are risks, however making an investment in an established industry such as oil and gas, which is the most used commodity in the world, and utilizing Blockchain Technology, Internet of Things Technology and cryptocurrency, allows those risks to be more transparent and easily fungible in the crypto markets.

Black Film Festival Makes OSCAR History

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MARTHA'S VINEYARD AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTED AS AN OSCAR® QUALIFYING FESTIVAL IN THE SHORT FILM CATEGORY

 Aurora, CO -- Run & Shoot Filmworks' Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is excited to announce that it has been approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for Short Film Awards. Short Films that receive the MVAAFF Best Short Film award may now be eligible to enter the Academy's Short Film competition for the concurrent season.

This is a first for the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival and takes the 16-year old film festival to new and exciting heights.

16-Year Old Black Author Publishes Book on Teen Activism

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16-YEAR OLD BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PUBLISHES BOOK ON TEEN ACTIVISM

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Chanice Lee's book Young Revolutionary: A Teen's Guide To Activism has sparked a worldwide youth revolution. The teen activist says she wrote her debut book to "give teens the confidence, tools, and resources needed to be successful activists, leaders, and change-makers."

The book entails valuable information for any young person looking to get into activism, but isn’t sure of where to begin. With chapters such as "Know Your Rights", "Educate Yourself on the Cause", and "Put Your Passion Into Action", Young Revolutionary is the perfect fit for any young person who is ready to get out into the world and make a change. The go-to teen activist guide is available on ChaniceLee.com, Amazon, and in select Barnes & Nobles locations across the country.

In addition to being an acclaimed author and activist, Miss Lee is also an innovative and passionate blogger and national speaker. At 14, she became the Creator & Editor-in-Chief of The Melanin Diary, which is the #1 online global platform for social justice, history, politics, and more, written from the perspective of Black teens worldwide. 

Learn About Senator James Sanders' Plan To Empower Our Area As The New Chairman Of The Senate Committee on Banks

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Sanders Chosen as Chairman of Senate Committee on Banks

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) today announced that he has been selected by Senate Democratic Leader Andrea-Stewart Cousins and the Democratic Conference to be the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banks.

“I will use my position to ensure that banks are held accountable while protecting homeowners,” Sanders said. “New York is the financial capital of the world and we need to support smart legislation that prevents misfortune caused by greed and speculation. I look forward to working with my colleagues in government to better the lives of all New Yorkers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Learn How "Cultural Heritage Strategist" Anita Dixon Is Making History Preserving Black Music in Public Schools

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ANITA DIXON IS MAKING HISTORY SECURING FEDERAL FUNDING TO PRESERVE JAZZ, BLUES AND R&B MUSIC IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Kansas City, MO -- Just recently, the Department of Labor recognized musicians as an apprenticeable occupation for the first time in the history of America and there is one woman to thank for this accomplishment; Anita J. Dixon, a self-proclaimed "Cultural Heritage Strategist" who last year, also obtained the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) City of Music designation for Kansas City, making it the only such designation for music in America.  As the principal for Sage Consultants, Dixon recognized that the African American culture was a focus globally because of the music derived from such artistic constructs as jazz, blues and R&B but little was being done to preserve that heritage within urban communities and public education.

"There was a time when our children had DAILY music classes and were taught by famous names in the industry. For the last 30 years, music education at the K-12 level has dwindled to nothing. Something had to be put in its place to preserve our contributions to genres that are now a part of international studies," Dixon said.

After three years of lobbying the Department of Labor, the American Music Apprenticeship Program (AMAP) is now a part of the Registered Apprenticeship system. This makes the American Music Apprenticeship Program not just an EDUCATIONAL or CULTURAL ENRICHMENT program, but it expands the study of music as a JOB READINESS and JOB CREATION strategy.

Dive into the 1950s and 1960s with Brooklyn Time Machine!

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The Brooklyn Time Machine is a band made up of baby boomers recreating the music of the 1950s and 1960s. Sing along, tap your feet, snap your fingers, and just enjoy the music and the memories.