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Connect TV By Let’s Buy Black 365 S1 EP5

Connect S1 E5 The Secret to why Black Love is Black Power

 

Get your fill of Black love expert advice, aphrodisiac cooking demos, and (we ain’t got nothing romantic cause ain’t no Romans here) get some Africantic spoken word to get you in the mood for love.

“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C.) the Host of REVIVE!!! 02/11/2018

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

“SUNDAY EDITION”

#REVIVE

#WeeklyThrills #TalkRadio

#Photography #Dancer

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This episode on REVIVE is entitled “SUNDAY EDITION” on REVIVE RADIO! Call in to REVIVE at 215-490-9832, you never know what may happen!

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Kiira Harper: Kiira Harper is a passionate professional dancer who moves to the rhythm of her heartbeat. She has danced with various artists such as Trey Songs, Jidenna, Beyonce, Drake, Brandy and many more. Kiira is also a teacher educating kids and teaches dance classes.

Robert Laforet: Robert Laforet (Velimages) was born in Miami, FL and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He drew influences from the vast diverse culture of Flatbush, Brooklyn where he grew up. At age 12 he began filming neighborhood basketball games and by age 14 he attempted to put together a rap Dvd. By age 17 after taking a class in Photography he pursued a career in Photography. Starting his production company Velimages LLC at age 19. He went on to publish two lookbooks and shoot over a hundred music videos under the Velimages LLC label. In 2012 after graduation from Penn State University he focused his sights on independent film. Releasing two short films and a mini-web series under his new film company 1804 Films. Rovelt Laforet (Velimages) is an upcoming indie film director with sights on Hollywood, there is much to come from this young artist in the near future.

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It would be amazing to hear your perspective. So please call in we want to hear what you guys the listening audience out there have to say always. Once again this show is for the people. We here at REVIVE thrive off of communication. So call us at (215)490-9832  & follow on Twitter, IG & Facebook @REVIVE_POC 

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Connect TV By Let’s Buy Black 365 S1 E3

CONNECT S1 E3 Real Black Love

 

Black love and relationships are at the heart of the black empowerment. How much does being insecure at home, at work, or in society play into killing the potential of Black love. Black Love where to find it and how to enhance it. Plus, bonus videos, and content.

Connect TV By Let’s Buy Black 365 S1 EP4

CONNECT S1 E4 Real Black Love (Part 2 of 3) Real Black Love & Hip Hop

 

This episode is all about real black love and hip hop

“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C.) the Host of REVIVE!!! 01/31/2018

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

“Wednesday Edition”

#REVIVE #WeeklyThrill #SpecialGuest 

#CurrentEvents #TrendingTopics 

It would be amazing to hear your perspective. So please call in we want to hear what you guys out there have to say always. Once again this show is for the people. We here at REVIVE thrive off of communication. So call us at (215)490-9832. This episode of REVIVE will be an open forum so all perspectives can be heard through great conversation.

This episode on REVIVE is entitled “Wednesday Edition” on REVIVE RADIO! Call in to REVIVE at 215-490-9832, you never know what may happen!

GUEST:

Tina Bonner: Tina Bonner started her first business at 7 years old. Two decades later Hustle hasn’t lost any steam. Now, the award winning entrepreneur is teaching you to master the hustle in this rapidly changing world of entrepreneurship.

Nieema Foster: Nieema Foster is the owner of Quiet Expression Pins a small black woman owned pin business featuring lapel pins that reflect black culture and expression. She was inspired to create her own pin business after being a big fan of Radical Dreams Pins, another black-owned pin shop that consists of pins and accessories that relay a message and support social causes. One of my first pins “A Don’t Touch My Hair” metal bobby pin stemmed from several frustrating experiences having my hair touched without my consent. Presently, I am working on the production of more content that incorporates her love for people of color and community elevation.

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It would be amazing to hear your perspective. So please call in we want to hear what you guys the listening audience out there have to say always. Once again this show is for the people. We here at REVIVE thrive off of communication. So call us at (215)490-9832  & follow on Twitter, IG & Facebook @REVIVE_POC 

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Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

Muhammida el-Muhajir says as an African American in the US, she felt she could 'never win' [Courtesy of Muhammida el-Muhajir]
Muhammida el-Muhajir says as an African American in the US, she felt she could ‘never win’ [Courtesy of Muhammida el-Muhajir]

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Accra, Ghana – They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return.

A new wave of African Americans is escaping the incessant racism and prejudice in the United States. From Senegal and Ghana to The Gambia, communities are emerging in defiance of conventional wisdom that Africa is a continent everyone is trying to leave.

It is estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 African Americans live in Accra, the Ghanaian capital. They are teachers in small towns in the west or entrepreneurs in the capital and say they that even though living in Ghana is not always easy, they feel free and safe.

Take Muhammida el-Muhajir, a digital marketer from New York City, who left her job to move to Accra.

She says she moved, because despite her education and experience, she was always made to feel like a second-class citizen. Moving was an opportunity to fulfil her potential and avoid being targeted by racial violence.

She told Al Jazeera her story:

On life as a second-class citizen in the US…

“I grew up in Philadelphia and then New York. I went to Howard, which is a historically black university. I tell people that Ghana is like Howard in real life. It felt like a microcosm of the world. At university, they tell us the world isn’t black, but there are places where this is the real world. Howard prepares you for a world where black people are in charge, which is a completely different experience compared to people who  have gone to predominantly white universities.”

I can’t say what’s happening in America today is any worse than what’s been happening at any other time.

Muhammida el-Muhajir

On her first trip to Africa…

“The first country I went to was Kenya. I was 15 and travelled with a group of kids. I was one of two black kids. I saw early that I could fit in and wasn’t an outsider. Suddenly it switched, I came from America where I was an outsider, but in Africa, I no longer felt like that. I did graduate school in Ghana in 2003 and went back to New York and then moved to Ghana in 2014.

“I have no connection to Ghana. Some people in my family did tests, and we found ties to Senegal and The Gambia, but I don’t think you can ever figure it out. No matter where you were sold or left the port, Senegal or Ghana, no one can be certain where you came from.”

No matter where you were sold or left the port, Senegal or Ghana, no one can be certain where you came from.

Muhammida el-Muhajir

Market in Agbogbloshie, a district in Accra, Ghana’s capital [Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images]

On leaving New York for Accra…

“Even when you live in a place like New York as a black person, you’re always an outsider.

“You hear stories about the richest black people, like Oprah Winfrey, getting shut out of a store or Jay-Z not being allowed to buy [an apartment]. Those things happen. It doesn’t matter if you’re a celebrity, you’re a second-class citizen. This was the biggest issue for me.

“In America, you’re always trying to prove yourself; I don’t need to prove myself to anyone else’s standards here. I’m a champion, I ran track and went to university, and I like to win, so I refuse to be in a situation where I will never win.”

You might not have electricity, but you won’t get killed by the police either.

Muhammida el-Muhajir

On moving to Ghana…

“There are amenities that I am used to at home in New York – like parties, open bars and fashion, so when I realised I could do the same things in Africa as I could back in the US, I was sold. There is also a big street art festival here, and that was the difference from when I came [as a student]. I saw the things that I love at home here, so I decided that now is the time.”

On Ghanaian reactions…

“When Ghanaians find out that I live here, they’re usually confused about why I chose to live here as an American. There is definitely certain access and privilege being American here, but it’s great to finally cash in on that because it doesn’t mean anything in America.

“There are also plenty of privileged Ghanaians; if you take away race there’s a class system.”

Modern architecture in Ghana’s capital [Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images]

On the ‘Blaxit’ documentary…

“In my documentary, I chose five people that I’ve met since I’ve been here and every one of them went to a black college in the US. It’s something that prepares you mentally to realise you aren’t a second-class citizen. Something like that can help you make a transition to live in Africa.

“I made Blaxit because of this wave of African-Americans moving to Africa. This trend started to happen around independence of African countries, but the new wave [comprises] people who come to places like this. This new group has certain access in America and comes here to have that lifestyle in Africa.

“Unbeknown to us, we’re living out the vision that [Ghanaian politician and revolutionary] Kwame Nkrumah set out for us, of this country being the gateway to Africa for the black diaspora.

“I don’t want people to think that Africa is this magic utopia where all your issues will go away. It’s just that some of the things you might face in America as a black person – you won’t have to suffer with those things here.

“You might not have electricity, but you won’t get killed by the police either.

“I want people to understand that they have options and alternatives. Most black people in America don’t know that these options exist; they think they have to suffer because there’s nowhere else to go. But no, there are other places.”

On the prospect of more African-Americans moving…

“I think more will come when they begin to see it as a viable alternative. But it’s not easy and it not cheap. I can’t say what’s happening in America today is any worse than what’s been happening at any other time. I think now is the time that people are starting to see they can live somewhere else.”

READ MORE AT:  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/african-americans-moving-africa-180116092736345.html

“Proof of Consciousness” (P.O.C.) the Host of REVIVE!!! 01/14/2018

Today’s REVIVE show topic is entitled:

“SUNDAY EDITION”

#REVIVE

#WeeklyThrills #TalkRadio 

 

It would be amazing to hear your perspective. So please call in we want to hear what you guys out there have to say always. Once again this show is for the people. We here at REVIVE thrive off of communication. So call us at (215)490-9832. This episode of REVIVE will be an open forum so all perspectives can be heard through great conversation.

This episode on REVIVE is entitled “SUNDAY EDITION” on REVIVE RADIO! Call in to REVIVE at 215-490-9832, you never know what may happen!

GUEST:

Keven Stonewall: Keven Stonewall is a 23-year-old cancer researcher and health advocate from the Southside of Chicago. His national recognition began as a 17 years old when he conducted research at Rush University Medical Center to determine how aging affects certain immune responses in mice when exposed to colon cancer cells. This groundbreaking research, which many scientists credit to Keven, has earned him respect in the science and medical community, and earned him numerous awards and honors including presenting at the Intel International Engineering and Science Competition, and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. Additionally, Keven is researching preclinical models of allogeneic blood and marrow transplant to cure osteosarcoma and neuroblastoma. Keven is committed to sharing his research and medical knowledge with all members of society, especially those from poor and underprivileged communities. He has given a TEDx Talk and has been featured by BET, USA Today, MSNBC, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago’s Windy City Live TV Show, New York Daily News, Diversity in Action, Blavity, and other media outlets. Keven was also featured in Allstate’s Worth Telling campaign and received several distinguished awards including Jet Magazine’s 40 under 40: Activism Award and WVON 1690 AM/Ariel Capital, 40 under 40 Gamechanger Award. Keven is driven to increase health literacy and wellness among all community members, especially the poor and underprivileged. He aims to prevent community members from becoming victims of ailments such as cancer. When Keven is not in the research lab, he travels around the country giving motivational speeches to inspire and motivate the next generation of students in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Keven is always reminded of the quote “If you’re not planning to succeed than you’re planning to fail.”

King Johnathan Andre Maxey: King Maxey is from Phoenix, AZ but was raised in Las Vegas, NV. Maxey started training in boxing and mixed martial arts at the age of five. He was trained by his father Alex Ross. Maxey is now coached and trained by Floyd Myweather Sr. and is sponsored by the beverage company, #iDRINK.

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The Basics of Starting a Home-Based Business

By Steve Julal 

More than half of all businesses today are home-based. Every day, people are striking out and achieving economic and creative independence by turning their skills into dollars. Garages, basements, and attics are being transformed into the corporate headquarters of the newest entrepreneurs–home-based business people.

And, with technological advances in smartphones, tablets, and iPads as well as rising demand for “service-oriented” businesses, the opportunities seem to be endless.

Is a Home-Based Business Right for You?

Choosing a home business is like choosing a spouse or partner: Think carefully before starting the business. Instead of plunging right in, take the time to learn as much about the market for any product or service as you can. Before you invest any time, effort, or money take a few moments to answer the following questions:

  • Can you describe in detail the business you plan on establishing?
  • What will be your product or service?
  • Is there a demand for your product or service?
  • Can you identify the target market for your product or service?
  • Do you have the talent and expertise needed to compete successfully?

Before you dive headfirst into a home-based business, it’s essential that you know why you are doing it and how you will do it. To achieve success your business must be based on something greater than a desire to be your own boss and involves an honest assessment of your own personality, an understanding of what’s involved, and a lot of hard work. You have to be willing to plan ahead and make improvements and adjustments along the way.

While there are no “best” or “right” reasons for starting a home-based business, it is vital to have a very clear idea of what you are getting into and why. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you a self-starter?
  • Can you stick to business if you’re working at home?
  • Do you have the necessary self-discipline to maintain schedules?
  • Can you deal with the isolation of working from home?

Working under the same roof that your family lives under may not prove to be as easy as it seems. It is important that you work in a professional environment. If at all possible, you should set up a separate office in your home. You must consider whether your home has space for a business and whether you can successfully run the business from your home. If so, you may qualify for a tax break called the home office deduction. For more information see the article, Do You Qualify for the Home Office Deduction? below.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

A home-based business is subject to many of the same laws and regulations affecting other businesses, and you will be responsible for complying with them. There are some general areas to watch out for, but be sure to consult an attorney and your state department of labor to find out which laws and regulations will affect your business.

Zoning

Be aware of your city’s zoning regulations. If your business operates in violation of them, you could be fined or closed down.

Restrictions on Certain Goods

Certain products may not be produced in the home. Most states outlaw home production of fireworks, drugs, poisons, sanitary or medical products, and toys. Some states also prohibit home-based businesses from making food, drink, or clothing.

Registration and Accounting Requirements

You may need the following:

  • Work certificate or a license from the state (your business’s name may also need to be registered with the state)
  • Sales tax number
  • Separate business telephone
  • Separate business bank account

If your business has employees, you are responsible for withholding income, social security, and Medicare taxes, as well as complying with minimum wage and employee health and safety laws.

Planning Techniques

Money fuels all businesses. With a little planning, you’ll find that you can avoid most financial difficulties. When drawing up a financial plan, don’t worry about using estimates. The process of thinking through these questions helps develop your business skills and leads to solid financial planning.

Estimating Start-Up Costs

To estimate your start-up costs include all initial expenses such as fees, licenses, permits, telephone deposit, tools, office equipment and promotional expenses.

In addition, business experts say you should not expect a profit for the first eight to ten months, so be sure to give yourself enough of a cushion if you need it.

Projecting Operating Expenses

Include salaries, utilities, office supplies, loan payments, taxes, legal services and insurance premiums, and don’t forget to include your normal living expenses. Your business must not only meet its own needs but make sure it meets yours as well.

Projecting Income

It is essential that you know how to estimate your sales on a daily and monthly basis. From the sales estimates, you can develop projected income statements, break-even points, and cash-flow statements. Use your marketing research to estimate initial sales volume.

Determining Cash Flow

Working capital–not profits–pays your bills. Even though your assets may look great on the balance sheet, if your cash is tied up in receivables or equipment, your business is technically insolvent. In other words, you’re broke.

Make a list of all anticipated expenses and projected income for each week and month. If you see a cash-flow crisis developing, cut back on everything but the necessities.

If a home-based business is in your future, then a tax professional can help. Don’t hesitate to call if you need assistance setting up your business or making sure you have the proper documentation in place to satisfy the IRS.

READ MORE AT: http://www.atlantatribune.com/2018/01/12/the-basics-of-starting-a-home-based-business/

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, Sunday 1-14-18 guest Diallo Sumbry

“Time for an Awakening” for Sunday 1/14/2017 at 7:00 PM (EST) 6:00 PM (CST) guest was Organizer, and The Adinkra Group CEO, Diallo Sumbry. We talked about The Adinkra Group, and it’s deal with the Ghana Tourism Authority to promote tours and investments in Africa for Black Americans, along with related topics. Then we transitioned into current news topics along with reflections on MLK, the day before his Birthday observance. In 2018, from the need to develop a new mindset in our communities, to our political and economic empowerment, the solution to these problems must come from us. Let’s also talk about some solutions. You can join us and be part of the conversation on this and other related topics. Information, insights and dialogue from a Black Perspective

 

Connect TV By Let’s Buy Black 365 Season 1 Episode 2

 

Season 1 Episode 2 – Tribute to & busting myths about Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. King’s activism & myths we believe, video challenge responses, Spoken word performance, entrepreneurs practicing Dr. Kings message of Black economic empowerment

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