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“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C) the Host of REVIVE!!! 7/19/2017

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

“BOSS OR BE BOSSED”

#Entrepreneurship

#BusinessPlan

#BusinessDevelopment

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This episode on REVIVE is entitled “BOSS OR BE BOSSED!” You don’t want to miss this conversation on all things surrounding entrepreneurship including finding your why, developing a business plan, building an audience, and more! 

GUEST:

Jamila Payne: Jamila Payne has built a community for goal-getting professionals building businesses and careers while creating work-life abundance. The movement is based on her productivity philosophy — Daily Success Method. She’s provided training over 15,000 entrepreneurs and leaders across the U.S. and Africa. On her popular planner, Daily Success Routine, helps people build better habits and break down goals into manageable to-do list. She is the author of several books, including From Payne to Power and Daily Success for Teams 7 Principles to Create an Entrepreneurial Work Place, releasing this fall. Jamila is an award-winning business owner, selected as a “40 Under 40 Entrepreneur to Watch” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She’s a Small Business Contributor for the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine, and Salesforce.com. Jamila’s work has been featured in InStyle, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Bernadette L. Harris: Bernadette L. Harris is a Tax and Forensic Accountant, #1 Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and QuickBooks trainer who helps her clients set their business up right, look forward to tax season, and protect their business from fraud. Her sense of humor and ability to make complex subjects like taxes and accounting simple and fun, have made her an in demand speaker.

Cari Young: Cari Young has had a passion for healing as far back as she can recall. With a formal education in both Psychology and Biology from West Chester University, Cari worked as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor for almost a decade. Feeling unfulfilled and overworked Cari pursued the spa industry. She received her massage certification from the Institute for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (ITMB). Her skills extend far beyond clinical, her treatments are described by clients as a fusion of science, art, nature, and most importantly, love. Since founding Remedy Spa & Wellness in 2014, she’s been committed to helping the community heal from the inside out. She anticipates launching a wellness + lifestyle blog titled, “Ask Cari.”

Micheal Baptiste: Michael Baptiste is the founder and CEO of High Ticket Freedom. He helps entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants all over the world build 5 and 6 figure monthly businesses from scratch. Michael consults with high level businesses to help produce ROI for their digital marketing campaigns. His clients have earned enough money and time freedom to do some great things like travel the world, move into bigger homes, and more! Michael is also a co-founder of the world’s first ever Non-Dairy Banana Wave Bananamilk beverage. His partners and team have launched their company from a simple idea start up company, to an award winning business that has gone on to raising over $750K in investment capital, and now selling their product to Whole Foods grocery store. He also speaks Spanish and Mandarin. Michael is a “World Changer.”

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Fifty years after the riots that shook America, has anything changed?

On the hot summer night on of July 12, 1967, two white policemen in Newark, New Jersey, arrested an African-American cabdriver named John Smith for “tailgating” and driving in the wrong direction. The police also accused Smith of physical assault and using offensive language. Race relations had been growing more tense over the year as Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio announced a series of decisions that had angered the African-American community.

Some of the residents who were living across the street from where the arrest took place walked out of their homes to watch the incident. Smith was badly beaten. As the police hauled him to the Fourth Precinct station, word spread within the community about what was happening. African-American taxi drivers sent out reports through their radios. A crowd slowly gathered to monitor and protest Smith’s treatment. Word quickly spread about the arrest and what was taking place inside the station.

A total of five days of brutal rioting rocked Newark. There were violent clashes between the rioters and the National Guard, who were instructed to use their weapons whenever necessary. One African American man recalled that, as a child living through the riots, “my mother was so afraid, because she has eight kids, she had us under the bed hiding. I remember bullets and stuff coming through.”
When the riots ended on July 17, there were 26 people dead and hundreds injured. But this was not the end of chaos for the country. The riots in Newark were followed by equally devastating riots in Detroit and several other smaller cities across the nation.

A man gestures with his thumb down to an armed National Guard man, during a protest in Newark, New Jersey, July 14, 1967.

On July 23, undercover police in Detroit raided an unlicensed bar where a crowd of working class African-Americans had gathered to welcome home some returning Vietnam War veterans. The raid sparked five days of rioting. After the police rounded up 82 people, a crowd surrounded the police and yelled: “Black power. Don’t let them take our people away.”
Violence quickly escalated as the officers took the men to jail, and President Johnson signed an order authorizing federal troops to intervene. Forty-three people died, more than a thousand were injured; about seven thousand were arrested.
When the Detroit riots ended, the nation was stunned by what had occurred in this turbulent month. The promise of civil rights progress seemed to have fallen apart.
Soon after the Kerner Commission produced its shocking report, Richard Nixon was elected President and national politics moved in a more conservative direction. Rather than focusing on reforming our criminal justice system to achieve racial justice, the nation focused on President Nixon’s call to “law and order”– which entailed more punitive policies and sentencing, the militarization of local police forces, and the expansion of the carceral system.
Acquittal in Philando Castile case is deja vu
The fiftieth anniversary of these riots is a troubling reminder of the distance that we have not traveled as a nation since the 1960s. Some of the same problems that were evident when violence shook the streets of Newark remain with us today.
It would be wrong to say that the nation has not made any improvements since July of 1967. There have been reforms to policing, public attitudes about race have changed, and the growth of African-American representation has changed the political dynamics surrounding these issues.
In recent years, these issues received renewed attention when citizens used their smartphones to capture videos of police engaging in violent and lethal behavior against African-American men. The videos spawned the most robust civil rights movement that we have seen in decades with Black Lives Matter, which put criminal justice front and center on the national agenda. Toward the end of President Obama’s term there was even evidence that a bipartisan coalition was taking form to push for legislation addressing this problem.
But after the movement built momentum, national politics once again moved in a different direction with the election of President Trump. The problems exposed with the images from Ferguson, Staten Island, Cincinnati and elsewhere have not been addressed. The recent court decisions that freed several police officers involved in the shooting of African-Americans offered further evidence for many civil rights advocates that the final years of the Obama presidency did not bring as much progress as they hoped they would.
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Like Richard Nixon, President Trump pushed the national debate about policing in a very different direction. He expressed little sympathy for civil rights advocates and has been vocal about the need to provide full and unquestioning support for existing police and carceral institutions. There is little evidence that reform efforts at the local level are making any headway, either, as was evident with the recent decisions on police incidents that occurred.

As a result, we still live with many of the conditions that afflicted African-Americans fifty years ago. The Kerner Commission warned that if we did not take action the situation would only deteriorate and anger would continue to explode into violence. Policymakers and elected officials might want to take a look back at what the report had to say about the outbursts in Newark and Detroit, for their findings are still extremely relevant in our current era.

“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C) the Host of REVIVE!!! 7/12/2017

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

“Getting to the Root”

#Youth #WorldYouthSkillsDay

#SaveTheYouth

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This episode on REVIVE is entitled “Getting to the Root: A Discussion in Honor of World Youth Skills Day” This episode will focus on decision making, the importance of youth developing skills, and ways to build a more prosperous future! You don’t want to miss this episode!

GUEST:

Taylor Frome: Taylor Frome is founder and executive director of YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES AKA YESPhilly. YESPhilly is a Philadelphia based nonprofit with the mission of developing opportunities for Philly youth who drop out of our high schools. YESPhilly started in 2000, and have had several different types of programs, from community centers, to a GED program, to a Alternative High School—where students can finish their high school education and get a regular high school diploma. YESPhilly is different from other Alternative schools because the focus is on meeting students where they are, and helping them transition into higher education or employment. Before starting YESPhilly Ms. Frome had started the YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, which is still providing a combination of job training and high school education.

 

Rose McGee: Rose McGee is a “sweet potato pie philanthropist”, storyteller, educator, playwright, and entrepreneur. She is the creator of the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Initiative, owner of Deep Roots Gourmet Desserts, and has a TEDx Talk on The Power of Pie. Two summers ago, she led her own community of Golden Valley in baking 56 Sweet Potato Comfort Pies and personally served them at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. where nine African Americans were killed. Her Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Approach has become a cornerstone during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend when Rose along with other volunteers bake sweet potato pies at Calvary Lutheran Church, then facilitate conversations around race and equity. Participants then take the pies and distribute them as gifts to individuals and organizations throughout the community as a symbol of concern and celebration. She is author of the book, Story Circle Stories, works for Minnesota Humanities Center, and resides in Golden Valley, Minnesota where she was recently selected as Citizen of The Year.

Mike Nelson: Mike Nelson aka Mike the Motivator is an Author, Minister, Motivational Speaker. A proud native of West Philadelphia Mike, travels the country providing student development to schools. Mike has reached close to 70 schools and 7,000+ students with his message of “making school the new cool”  Mike, is the author of Yes, You Can: 7 Keys to student success. A book geared towards students that help keep students academically engaged. Mike is a graduate from Biblical Theological Seminary where he received his Masters degree with a concentration in Urban Studies.

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RECAP: REVIVE LIVE AT CANAAN 7/08/17

Check out this recap of REVIVE Live broadcast at Canaan on July 8, 2017 !

 #REVIVE #Vendors

#HealthAndWellness

#Interviews #TalkRadio

 

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“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C) the Host of REVIVE!!! 7/09/2017

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

“No Justice, No Peace!”

#SocialJustice

#Equality

#Opportunities #Privileges

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This episode on REVIVE is entitled “No Justice, No Peace!” You don’t want to miss this discussion on social justice, how to navigate through systematic oppression, and finding the solutions to problems we are facing in our communities!

GUEST:

Dr. Carlton Payne: Dr. Carlton Payne is the Chief of Psychology for the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. He was the first African American Psychologist in the history of the Philadelphia Prison System. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at La Salle University a Master of Science at Villanova University and a Ph.D. at Temple University all in psychology. He is the Assistant Director of Workshops for Teens, a former chair of the Association of Black Psychologists, a professor of psychology at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, Neumann College, Alvernia University and Camden county college. He has received five commendations from the city of Philadelphia for distinction in performance of duty. He is a member of the Fair Housing board, and was recognized for outstanding professional accomplishment, proficiency, initiative, and integrity when twice chosen as the Employee of the year.

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“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C) the Host of REVIVE!!! 7/05/2017

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

Winning Wednesday’s

#WeeklyThrills

#News #Trending

#REVIVE

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This episode on REVIVE is entitled Winning Wednesday’s episode of REVIVE! We will be discussing the latest trending topics, current events and the weekly thrill. Call in to enter for a chance to win some #REVIVE gear!

GUEST:

Jennifer Bailey: Jennifer Bailey was named one of 15 Faith Leaders to Watch by the Center for American Progress. Rev. Jennifer Bailey is an ordained minister and emerging national leader in a multi-faith movement for justice. She is the Executive Director of Faith Matters Network and co-Founder of the People’s Supper, a national campaign building community through shared meals focused on healing and bridging the rupture at the heart of our democracy.

Taliya Davis: Taliya Davis born in North Philadelphia, received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Cheyney University. Then she decided to continue her education at her alma mater and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration degree. Taliya also serves as an active member on the recruitment committee for Cheyney University Alumni Philadelphia Chapter, where she began an initiative titled “Bridge the Gap.” Taliya works closely with multiple library branches throughout Philadelphia, where she also began an annual trademark event titled “Back to School Ice Cream Social.”

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Highest Percentage Cities with Black-Owned Businesses in the United States

There are several Black owned businesses that are located throughout the United States. These businesses focus vary in the different types of services which they provide, and many of them rank high just as their counterpart owned businesses by White Americans. There are some cities that stand out among the rest for being the cities with the highest percentage of Black-Owned Businesses.

1. Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore, Maryland is by no surprise at the top of the list for the city with the most owned African-American businesses. Despite the recent riots there are over 35 percent Black-owned businesses in the area.

2. Atlanta, Georgia: It comes as no surprise that Atlanta, Georgia made the list. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the south with newly Black owned businesses popping up almost every day. It made second on the list with 31 percent of the businesses owned by African Americans.

3. Washington, DC: Washington, DC scored 3rd on the list with 28 percent of their businesses owned by African-Americans. With some of the top HBCU schools in the area, this actually comes as no surprise.

4. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Regardless of what many people think, there are Black people located in the mid-west, and many of them own their own businesses. There are 22 percent businesses in the area owned by African-Americans; this made Milwaukee top the list at number 4.

5. Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City is second in the Midwest and scored 5 on the list, but there are over 13 percent businesses in the area that are owned and operated by African-Americans.

Other cities that made the list but did not make the top 5 are:

  • Denver, Colorado-4.3%
  • Seattle Washington-3.7%
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico – 2.1%
  • Mesa, Arizona – 2.1%
  • Tucson, Arizona – 1.8%

 

To read more Click or Copy link: http://ontheblacklist.net/highest-percentage-cities-black-owned-businesses-united-states/

5 Horrific Facts You May Not Have Known About Black Children During Slavery

While the reality of slavery was harsh on adults, Black children may have been subjected to far worse. For enslaved children, their lives had no meaning at all. If they could work, they had value. If they could not, Black children were discarded.

In many instances, children were fed like pigs because there were no one around to properly take care of them. The young children would often fight for food from a trough, leaving many with small portions and all malnourished, as the food had little to no nutritional value.

 

 

However, the horrors do not end there. Because the number of enslaved people a person owned was an indicator of his prosperity, slave owners often forced young children to have sex to increase their wealth. Female children as young as 13 were forced to produce for their masters.

To read more click or copy this link: http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/11/20/5-horrific-facts-you-may-not-have-known-about-black-children-during-slavery/

“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C) the Host of REVIVE!!! 7/02/2017

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

“Independently knowing the difference.”

#Independence

#Freedom #FourthOfJuly 

 

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This episode on REVIVE is entitled “Independently knowing the difference.” This discussion will focus on the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, what it truly means to be free, and the differences between independence and freedom.Join us as we discuss this different hot topic it would be amazing to hear your perspective.

GUEST:

Bumi Fernandez: Bumi Fernandez is the CEO of  ODUNDE, Inc. is a world-renowned cultural organization whose mission is to serve the need for cultural enrichment in the African American community. In October 2011, she created ODUNDE365 to provide year round African and African-American cultural programming in schools, community centers and public venues. Currently these programs have impacted the lives of thousands of people. She’s the owner of BUMI Productions, an event planning company. Her dedication to cultural awareness and expression has dominated her  professional life.

Brother Khabyr Hadas: Khabyr Hadas is an alumni of Cheyney University and has been a community organizer and educator for over 25 years. He is the author of several books including Black Nationalist Guideline and many more. Brother Khabyr is the former Minister of Education at the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African communities league also known as UNIA-ACL. And he is the host of The Red, Black & Green: restoring confidence and self-reliance internet radio broadcast.

Maimouna Dia: Maimouna Dia is a youth leader with the Philadelphia Community of Leaders. Maimouna is also the project manager for the apparel company “What’s Up African” which is famous for their “Hella Black Hella Proud “ Tees.

Bigga Dre: Bigga Dre has a large background of community service he is also a hip-hop artist. He is a native of Chester, PA.  Bigga Dre is well known for what he does with the youth in his community taking part in many youth mentoring programs. He is also a public speaker and community organizer. His musical style is undeniably unique and it appeals to all types of listeners — ranging from those who love raw Hip-Hop to those who only vibe with highly-conscious “God-Hop.”

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Top 10 African-American Owned Businesses

There are about 8 million minority-owned businesses in the United States, according to a 2012 survey by the Census Bureau. Of these, about 2.5 million are owned by African-Americans. African-American-owned firms account for about 10 percent of the approximately 27 million in total of U.S businesses. These black-owned firms raked in more than $185 billion in gross receipts and had more than a million people on their payrolls, the Census Bureau reports. This compares to total gross receipts of $1.6 trillion for all minority-owned firms, and $33.5 trillion for all U.S. firms.

Here’s a look the top revenue of these black-owned businesses for 2014, by revenue, based on a ranking by Black Enterprise magazine. Several of these firms are suppliers to the automotive industry, while there are also a few enterprises in the food services industry. (See also: Auto Parts Suppliers Benefit From Growing DIY Trend.)

  1. World Wide Technology, Inc., a Maryland Heights, Mo-based IT products and services firm, was started in 1990 by David Steward, who remains chairman of the board. This firm enables its customers to implement technology. With more than $6 billion in revenue at the end of 2013, the firm employs about 3,000 people.
  1. ACT-1 Group, Inc. a business founded by Janice Bryant Howroyd in 1978, is a global firm that helps other businesses manage their workforce and employment needs. Based in Torrance, Calif., the firm started off as an employment agency. As of 2013, the firm employed more than 2,000 people and its revenues were about $2.2 billion.
  1. Bridgewater Interiors, LLC a Detroit-based firm, is in the business of supplying automotive parts. Founded in 1998 and led by CEO Ronald Hall, Sr., the firm is a joint venture between Epsilon Technologies and Johnson Controls, Inc. With an employee base of about 1,500, the firm generated $1.5 billion in revenue at yearend 2013.
  1. Modular Assembly Innovations LLC is another firm in the automotive parts manufacturing business, Modular Assembly Innovations is based in Dublin, Ohio, with CEO Billy Vickers at the helm. The firm employs about 250 people and enjoyed revenues of about $1.2 billion at the end of 2013.
  1. Manna Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based company makes its money as a fast food franchise business. Led by CEO Ulysses Bridgeman, Jr., this firm is now the second-largest Wendy’s franchise owner in the United States, according to Louisville Business News. Employing about 14,000 people, the firm enjoyed revenues of about $630 million in 2013.
  1. The Anderson-Dubose Company is another black-owned firm whose success is based in the food industry. This Lordstown, Ohio-based firm is engaged in the business of providing food and paper supplies to McDonald’s and Chipotle restaurants. Under CEO Warren E. Anderson, the firm employed about 400 people and generated about $545 million in revenue in 2013.
  1. Detroit-based Global Automotive Alliance, LLC an automotive parts supplier, started off in 1999 as an alliance of participating companies that did business with automobile manufacturers. Under CEO William F. Pickard, the company employed about 1400 people and made about $520 million in revenue as of 2013.
  1. Reston, Va.-based Thompson Hospitality is in the food services and restaurant business, providing contracted food services to corporations and also running its own restaurants. CEO Warren Thompson started off in 1992 by buying up 31 restaurants. As of 2013, the firm employed more than 4,000 people and had about $485 million in revenues.
  1. While Radio One, Inc. (ROIAK) is a publicly traded company with a market capitalization of about $90 million, listed on the NASDAQ exchange, Black Enterprise reports that the majority of the company’s voting stock is held by African-Americans. This Silver Spring, Md.-based company is primarily in the radio broadcasting business, with African-Americans as its core target audience.The firm, whose CEO is Alfred Liggins, III, employs more than 1,000 people. In 2013, the firm’s revenues were about $450 million.

10. Based in Warren, Mich., SET Enterprises, Inc., provides metal processing services. Its customer base is primarily in the automotive industry. Under the leadership of CEO Sid E. Taylor, the firm employed around 400 people and generated about $400 million in revenue as of 2013.

Another black-owned business to watch, even though it is not big enough right now to make the Black Enterprise list, is Patti LaBelle’s food empire. LaBelle’s sweet potato pies have been selling very fast this Thanksgiving season, generating about $1 million in sales at Walmart stores just over one November weekend. Also of note, Harpo Productions Inc. is a multimedia empire founded by renowned entrepreneur and celebrated media celebrity Oprah Winfrey.

 The Bottom Line

Black-owned businesses account for about 10 percent of U.S. businesses, and about 30 percent of all minority-owned businesses. Looking at the top 10 black-owned businesses by revenue, a number of these firms find their success in the automotive supplies niche and the food industry. Most of these firms were established in the last few decades, and many are still led by their entrepreneurial founders. Annual revenue of these top 10 firms ranges from a high of $6 billion to a low of around $400 million. Most of these companies are based in the Midwest, South, or Washington, DC metropolitan area, with an exception being ACT-1 Group, Inc based in Torrance, California and founded by notable female entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd. Other remarkable black female entrepreneurs include Patti LaBelle and of course Oprah Winfrey, one of the most powerful and successful media entrepreneurs in American history.

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