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

Monday, March 25, 2019

Brooklyn, Black Business Women's Conference

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LIGHT OF GOLD PR HOSTS FIRST GOLD WOMEN'S BUSINESS CONNECT CONFERENCE IN BROOKLYN TO CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
 
New York, NY  Women of today need to recognize and celebrate their achievements, whether big or small, but also look for ways to learn and grow. Debra Dixon-Anderson knows first hand what it means to be a woman running a business and the trial and tribulations that come with it.

 In honor of Women's History Month, the 2019 Gold Women's Business Connect Conference - NY will feature powerful information from panels of experts. The panel experts will enlighten, empower, and educate on today's important topics for professional business women!

An expected 40 - 50 attendees will walk away with new knowledge, tools, and resources that can be applied right away and meet new contacts to add to their networks and improve their bottom line. The Gold Women's Business Connect Conference will be held on Friday, March 29th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at Berkeley College, 255 Duffield St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 


The Gold Women's Business Connect Conference will shed light on Power, Politics and Business with a spectacular panel of experts covering a variety of topics.

Kids Love New Black-Owned Chemical Free Hair Color Product

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BLACK-OWNED PRODUCT MAKES CHEMICAL FREE HAIR COLORING FOR CHILDREN SAFE... AND FUN!
Children wearing vibrant hair colors from Mysteek Natural
Nationwide -- Electra S. Davis, founder of Mysteek Naturals, has developed a chemical free hair color product that has become very popular with children all across the country. It allows children and teenagers to be very expressive without the risk of contaminating their hair or skin with toxic ingredients.

She says she started using the colors on her son first, and it seemed to be a conversational piece to bring him more friends. She states it brought up his confidence amongst his peers because he was able to outwardly express himself with his hair.

Electra then realized that other children would have so much fun having hair color at birthday parties, sports championships, competitions, and in their everyday lives without the permanent commitment, toxic chemical, or possible damage to the hair. Since then she has many customer purchases for these special events.

Black Infertility Expert Develops New App

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INFERTILITY EXPERT HELPS WOMEN TRACK FERTILITY STATUS WITH NEW MOBILE APP
Dr. Jerisa Berry, founder of the Secure Your Fertility app
Nationwide -- More than seven million women in the United States have difficulty getting or staying pregnant, and one in eight couples struggle to build a family, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In light of these statistics, assisted fertility is at an all-time high, with women across the nation searching for methods to successfully conceive.

Infertility does not discriminate. Dr. Jerisa Berry, founder of the Secure Your Fertility app, struggled with this trying process for more than three years.

After trial and error through IVF, IUI, and surgery, she made it her life's mission to educate women about treatment options and encourage women feeling defeated to keep persevering.

Black Author, New Book Addresses Bullying

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ARE YOUR CHILDREN BULLY-PROOF? NEW BOOK TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF BULLYING
Author Brent La Prince Edwards and his bookcover
Asheville, NC -- Recently two elementary school aged African American children committed suicide because of bullying. According to research by the Anti-bullying Institute, approximately 160,000 children deliberately miss school per day in America in fear of being bullied.

Bullying not only hurts it also kills. As part of the solution, Brent La Prince Edwards returns to the literary limelight with the release of You Can’t Bully Me Anymore (published by Xlibris), a juvenile fiction addressing the issue of bullying among children.

In the book, young readers meet Thomas, Rosa, Chad and Nancy, who all experience different forms of bullying in school. Through their stories, children will learn about bullying, its cause and effect, and how they can prevent and recover from the event.

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.