The music industry is booming with new talent daily but knowing how to be successful in this industry is where the skills and knowledge meet the road. At just the young age of sixteen, JAYKO began touring, and Co-Managing many international musical acts around the world. By the age of eighteen he was granted to travel to Peru, Japan, Spain, and Italy Co-Managing @trebol clan & DJ Joe who were doing massive concerts around the world. JAYKO is the CEO of All Real Entertainment LLC who has worked with big names in the Reggaeton industry. From 2018-2019 he toured, and Co-Managed recording artist known as “Anonimus” while visiting countries like Chile, and Canada. As of 2020 he is also part of Maldy Plan B Managment as a solo artist departing from the duo group “PLAN B”.
Dr. Bette Marquez Austin
Teaching is the most unappreciated profession on the planet. There is no profession that can be acquired without teaching. Teaching is the foundation of all we do. Recently, when I was asked to give a speech, I thought about my audience and realized that all of them were early childhood teachers. These may be the most important teachers besides parents, but all teachers are vitally important. Because we know that you cannot build anything unless you have a solid foundation and they provide that foundation!
Some people are just noticing this. Research now tells us that at the end of second grade we can predict whether a child will graduate from high school with alarming accuracy. This makes pre-school critically important!
We all recognize that parents are the first teachers but we also know that they need help with the job, some more than others. We know that those children that start kindergarten ill-prepared will not be successful unless they get extra help. Headstart and other early childhood programs are uniquely designed so that students start on a level playing field.
As an educator, after I left the classroom I went back several times to remind myself what teaching was like and because I like teaching. The last time I did this I taught Algebra I in a local high school. I must tell you that I was soon reminded of the things I had conveniently forgotten. Number one was the fatigue factor. I was totally exhausted by the end of the day. I did not want to see my own kids by the time I got home.
Secondly, I had forgotten, that you have to be on all day. Unlike other jobs where you can sit at your desk and do your work without much interaction if you are in a bad mood, tired or having a bad hair day. If you teach you cannot be effective if you take your mood out on the kids, so you are emotionally spent at the end of the day.
The third thing I forgot is how underappreciated teachers really are. There was a time when teachers were held in high esteem and parents respected them, as did the community but this is no longer true in many school settings.
I can remember having parents and other stakeholders show total disrespect toward me. I remember a parent asked if I had gotten my teaching credentials at Walmart. I replied, “No Ma’am they were out so I had to get a rain check.”
Of course part of the problem is that we have very young parents now, babies raising babies, and anyone who ever sat in a desk feels they can tell teachers what to do and how to do it, just look at our legislators.
Teaching is very hard and we cannot thank them enough for all they do, because you truly impact our future. Schools are not like factories where you can send raw material back if it does not meet your requirements. We take all comers and as I have often said, parents aren’t sending you their bad kids to see how you do, they send the best they have and we have to take them as we get them and help mold them such that they will have successful futures.
The following is an acrostic I created just for teachers:
T is for the tenacity, that all good teachers have for they must be determined to maximize the potential of their students.
E is for every, good teachers know that every child is important and different and we must accept this diversity and teach it.
A is for arduous, a fancy word for hard work. Good Teaching is never easy. It requires all our energy and commitment every day.
C is for compassion and caring. No Good teacher is successful without these two characteristics.
H is for hugs, Good Teachers give Hugs, whether virtual via praise or real; all kids need to be hugged each day.
E is for Effective, Good Teachers must be effective such that they inspire their students to succeed and they must evaluate their effectiveness daily so they can monitor and adjust to achieve maximum effectiveness.
R is for Remember, A good teacher remembers that they hold the future in their hands and they should ask themselves daily would I want my child to have a teacher like me?
S is for success, Good teachers are successful in facilitating learning in the classroom academically and teaching life lessons, for in the end we often remember the life lessons more than the subject matter taught.
Finally, I would like to leave you with this quote from Henry Adams: “A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops”.
Sonia Lewis, is the first African American Female CEO of an award-winning business, The Student Loan Doctor LLC.
Lewis has been considered the people’s expert for all matters related to student loan debt repayment. She has been invited to share her expertise on many different platforms to include, The White House Briefing on Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color, and multiple colleges and universities. In the midst of educating others, she is a three-time self- published author, selling over 500 copies in the first year of print with her book titled, “31 Day Budget Guide”.
Student loan debt percentages in the United States increase consistently every year. Studies show that as of 2018, student loan debt exceeded $1.5 trillion! Sonia Lewis shared with me her reasons for wanting to get involved in this epidemic and ways we could better educate ourselves about student loans.
What inspired you to start a student debt repayment company?
“I started this company by accident. In 2014, I attended a class called, “Financial Peace University” by Dave Ramsey. The area that most people needed support with was student loans. Helping people create a game plan for their loans was something I had did within my previous employment.”
What services do you offer for those looking to repay their student loans?
“We offer all services as it relates to federal loans. We can assist in the early stages of private loan repayment. We can assist with finding affordable repayment options, consolidation and default rehabilitation.”
What is the biggest mistake you feel people make with getting student loans?
“The biggest mistake would be that people are not considering a rule of thumb: borrowing determination= career compensation. Meaning if the career’s yearly salary does not equal to the same or more than the expected debt accrued, it would probably not be a good idea to borrow the debt.”
What are your thoughts on the fact that as of 2018, student loan debt exceeded $1.5 trillion!
“I think that it is important to find creative and solution oriented ideas. Millennial’s and African American women are most likely to be affected negatively by the 1.5 trillion debt.”
Would you vouch for the United States to get rid of Student Loans & allow students to attend school for free? If so, Why? Or Why Not? (There are countries that offer free college education)
“I would vote yes for student loans to be cut if the plan for free college was amenable. Student loans provide students with Options. Free college could limit someone’s ability to choose their preference of education.”
Sonia Lewis’s company, The Student Loan Doctor LLC, has been designed to educate others about their student loan debt and provide assistance in making a tangible plan for repayment. The social impact goal of the business is to help a generation of borrowers become free of debt to promote social mobility and wealth building! We all want freedom from debt and this is an excellent way to kick off the New Year! Educate yourselves on ways to eliminate debt and get back to living your best life!
Connect with Sonia Lewis on Social Media!
Discover more about her services to help get rid of Student Loan Debt by visiting the website!
ESPN has been teasing us with a Michael Jordan documentary. During the fleet of NBA games on Christmas, we finally got a sneak peek of the documentary. The Last Dance teaser trailer dropped and it was a pleasant surprise. The trailer covers some of the fascinating internal dynamics between Jordan and teammates Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. The Last Dance takes a detailed look at Jordan and his meteoric rise to fame throughout the 90s when he was playing for the Chicago Bulls. The documentary is being pushed back to some time in 2020, but whenever it comes out it is guaranteed to get tons of attention!
Yukai Yang, an international student from China was arrested and charged Thursday with ethnic intimidation, institutional vandalism, and criminal mischief after poisoning Juwan Royal, his black roommate with thallium.
According to The Washington Post, Royal and Yang who were both seniors and chemistry majors had been friends for several years. The first incident occurred in February. One night Royal drank from a water bottle then immediately felt a burning sensation in his mouth. One March 18 Royal fell ill again. He was sitting at his computer before feeling dizzy and passing out. The police were called and when they asked Yang what happened he told them that he thought someone was tampering with liquids in their room.
One week later, their room was vandalized and Royal told the police that he thought Yang had something to do with it. After the investigators matched Yang’s handwriting with the slur written on the desk, he was arrested. When Yang interviewed with the Morning Call, he admitted to buying thallium and other chemicals and mixing them into the food and drinks. He claimed he was only intending to poison himself if he didn’t do well on his upcoming exams.
Yang was also suspended from school and his student visa has been revoked.
A common mistake made by many dieters is not taking into account what they drink. The truth is the fluids you consume can have just as big an impact on your waistline – and your health – as the foods you eat.
Of course, that means for dieters who are serious about losing weight – no more soda and no more alcohol … But what about green tea and black tea?
Are these teas good for you – or could they actually cause you to gain unwanted weight?
The answer may surprise you. You see, most people think green tea, in particular, can help you lose weight not gain it … But that may not necessarily be the case.
Several studies have shown that green tea does not affect weight loss.
For example, a Cochrane Review of green tea research found that green tea led to only small, statistically insignificant weight loss in overweight or obese adults. The review also noted that regular consumption of green tea didn’t help people keep weight off.
In addition to these alarming findings, there could be another problem – if you are putting sugar into your green tea that could be a source of extra calories that you are not accounting for.
According to experts, some people who are frequent tea drinkers may consume up to 300 calories or more a day from sugar.
So what about Black tea?
Black tea is actually “burnt green tea,” and it is full of caffeine just like regular green tea. Ingesting too much caffeine can cause heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting and “jittery” feelings.
Even if you drink decaffeinated green or black tea, the decaffeination process destroys much of the natural ingredients. It makes more sense to drink a tea that naturally contains no caffeine (like the tea I’m going to reveal in just a moment).
Another common problem with black tea is that it is often taken with milk, which slows down the absorption rate of valuable antioxidants and polyphenols. Surprisingly, skim milk slows this process down at a greater extent than whole milk.
So if green tea and black tea are not ideal for weight loss what should the responsible dieter drink?
The answer was found in the jungles of Africa where Kenyan tribesmen drink red tea to eliminate hunger pains while they hunt for their next meal.
Red Tea not only gets rid of hunger pains, but it also promotes fat burning and boosts energy without relying on caffeine. That’s right, red tea is caffeine free.
Red tea is basically the perfect health drink. It’s refreshing and tasty, hot or iced. It helps clear toxins … it reduces fat-storing hormones … and it promotes the production of fat-burning hormones … all while naturally reducing stress and balancing insulin.
Red tea is caffeine free, vegan and vegetarian safe, dairy free, gluten free and sugar-free.
It’s a great alternative to caffeine — with absolutely no jitters, so “flushing fat away” is safe and rapid. Red tea also contains no fats or carbohydrates. The flavor is mild and slightly sweet.
One more thing about red tea, it has no oxalic acid, so there is no risk of kidney stones, unlike with black and green teas. It also has very low tannin levels so it’s much better for you than green and black teas that have high tannin levels and can bind iron.
One great thing about red tea is that it is packed full of powerful antioxidants that fight oxidative damage caused by toxins in your body and that are scientifically proven to have an antibacterial, antiparasitic and antiviral action to boost your immunity.
The bottom line is drinking delicious red tea not only “halts hunger” but can also reverse the harm caused by the built-up toxins in your fat cells with its powerful antioxidants.
That’s why I believe that red tea could be the breakthrough many people who have been struggling to lose fat have been waiting for.
It’s a delicious red tea that requires no doctor’s visits, no lectures about losing weight, no expensive pills, no starving yourself and no intense workouts…
And best of all — it helps eliminate harmful fat by working with your body’s natural fat-burning metabolism and doing it all — without you feeling any cravings or hunger pains!
That’s what is possible with the new Red Tea Detox Program utilizing red tea along with several myth-busting diet rules this program can help you lose up to 14 pounds in just 14 days.
With the program, you get everything you need to lose weight including the red tea recipe and all the sources for the 5 unique ingredients (which can be found at any grocery store for pennies).
You also get:
• A complete 14-day meal plan that includes recipes for satisfying, delicious snacks to halt any cravings instantly. The meal plan covers four phases: The Red Tea Detox Diet Phase 1: Days 1 – 5; The Red Tea Detox Phase 2: Day 6; The Red Tea Detox Phase 3: Days 7 and 8; Phase 4: Calorie Restriction Based on BMR.
• The Red Tea Detox Exercise Plan, which has the potential to almost double your fat-burning results.
• The Red Tea Detox Willpower Motivation and Mindset Plan, which dispels the common myths about willpower and makes sure you, stay motivated to lose a maximum amount of weight.
The Red Tea Detox works equally well for both women and men. It also doesn’t matter if you have a lot of weight to lose or just a few pounds, it can quickly help you achieve your weight loss goal. This program is ideal for anyone who is concerned about their health (especially if you are over the age of 35) … Anyone who wants to lose stubborn fat around their belly, butt, and thighs … Anyone who wants to lose weight without feeling hungry or unsatisfied.
It doesn’t matter how stubborn that belly fat has been The Red Tea Detox can help you lose unwanted weight. You’ll re-balance your fat loss hormones and unblock crucial metabolic fat-burning steps so you can control your fat-burning and fat-storing hormones and do it as easy as 1-2-3.
To learn much more about this powerful program and how it can help you lose even the most stubborn fat, click here now. No other detox program contains these 5 unique ingredients scientifically proven to unlock stubborn fat cells, release hard-to-lose fat deposits, and flush fat away.
Your body uses multiple steps to release fat naturally. Even if just one step is blocked, your fat loss will grind to a halt. This gets crucial the older you get because you are more likely to have one or more of these steps blocked.
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47-year-old Kim Porter was found dead in her Los Angeles home. She was a model and Diddy’s Ex-lover, Mother of 4 Kids. The internet, friends, family, and fans are heartbroken and in shock by the terrible news. here are a few words from celebrities posted on their twitter/Instagram.
BUSTA RHYMES (@bustarhymes)
There is no words that can describe this pain of loosing you Kim. You were truly a big sister to me as we were in recent conversations about you helping me get my daughter Cacie into modeling with your guidance, love, protection and resources. @Diddy there are no words that can comfort you and your beautiful children enough right now but just know that I am here regardless of whom or what. Prayers up. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
JOE BUDDEN (@joebudden)
RIP Kim Porter smh
NICKI MINAJ (@nickiminaj)
The most heartbreaking news. My condolences to your children, family & friends. Sending love to Puff as well, I can’t even imagine what you must be going through. Gone way too soon. 🙏🏾 Rest In Peace, Queen.
Gone Too Soon
I would have hugged you more, we would have laughed more, I would have smiled more, I would have held your hand, I would have told you I love and appreciate you more, I would have told you how proud of you I was, I would have told you what you mean to me and my family, I would have enjoyed our friendship more, and I would never thought we’d be saying goodbye so soon. I love you, Kim Porter, my Big Sister….Miss you already.
My heart is heavy but I understand the mystery of life and overstand that every beginning has an end.
My love goes out to the entire family in this difficult time. Til we meet again..I love you and I’m proud of you Kim. God must have needed you more. #RipKimporter #Gonetoosoon #RIP 💔