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”.
Hip Hop Recording artist Yung Bleu recently opened up a new restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, my home town, called “Gwen’s House” which serves up mouth-watering soul food dishes and seafood!
Now I absolutely love soul food especially when it’s done right! I had the pleasure of stopping by the location to satisfy a soulful craving, and in my opinion, there are always just a few dishes that every soul food restaurant has to deliver their A-game on for me and those items are fried chicken, collard greens, candied yams, cornbread, and baked macaroni and cheese! If you can’t sweep me off my feet with those items then I can’t really rock with you! In my book I give Gwen’s House 5 stars, so allow me to share my experience and tell you why!
So I stepped into the restaurant which is beautiful by the way with my taste buds craving some soul food! My waitress (Tyler) was really professional and friendly and communicated with me and my guest often to make sure we enjoyed our food! I ordered some collard greens, fried chicken, and candied yams! The wait time was not long and soon our waitress came out with the food. By this time I’m staring at my plate and my mouth is like come through with the food already!
The first thing to hit my mouth was the collard greens and a nice piece of smoked turkey necks I assume. It was like a heavenly party in my mouth! The greens were cooked in my opinion to perfection!
Usually, I visit soul food restaurants where the collard greens are still crunchy or they haven’t cooked long enough but these were cooked to perfection and the only thing I was mad about is how fast they disappeared from my plate! The candied yams were sweet but not to the point where the sweetness overwhelms you. What I also loved is that the yams were nice and soft but not to firm. I’ve been places where the yams were undercooked and that my friend is like eating a raw potato covered in syrup.
My final taste was the fried chicken and honey it had a beautiful light crunch with some really great flavor! I just could not stop eating them even though my stomach was clearly full by this point with soulful goodness! I must admit that these wings took me into the itis zone and I found myself having to untighten my belt buckle!
I highly recommend that the next time you are passing through Mobile, Alabama and you have some soul food in mind, make your stop at “Gwen’s House” and tell them I sent you!
Special thanks to Chef Gwendolyn Crawford on such amazing food, and most importantly congratulations & special thanks to Yung Bleu for giving us all an opportunity to experience soulful flavors of his childhood!
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If you feel you have some really amazing food and would like for me to come to check out your restaurant then email me at TanishaDDavis@gmail.com
James Worthy releases new soulful R&B sound to fans with the release of his long-awaited 2nd EP “Kaleidoscopes!”
Along with the EP announcement, James has interesting collaborations on the project which include artists such as Ray Lavender, Ruff Endz, Drag-On, Truth Hurts, & Jillisa Lyn. James will be touring regionally with special guests to be announced along with tour dates. James recorded most of Kaleidoscopes in his studio in Atlanta, GA with engineer Styalistic. Worthy has worked with producers Styalistic, Shay Mizz, and Frisktrackz on this project. Kaleidoscopes is composed of 7 tracks that according to James “Spent Months crafting, recreating, and analyzing” to bring out the best product. Each song gives different musical textures within the R&B genre, but with heavy melodic influences, and arrangements with songs like “This Wave” or more soulful like “Show Me”. While each song varies in tone, they all are originals and circle back to one universal theme. “Kaleidoscopes is an urban soul-filled, catchy collection of reminders that love, harmony, diversity, and unity can co-exist in our modern world,” says Worthy. The body of work is packed with many layers, and sweet hooks with a smooth finish on production, and of course James Worthy’s nostalgic vocals!
James Worthy states that listeners can definitely expect growth from him as an artist, person, and musician on this EP. This is his sophomore EP, however, he mentions that it speaks to where he is in life as well as how his fans are growing with him every year. The EP is now available and streaming on all digital platforms! Go get your copy today!
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Rapper Yung Bleu shows love in his hometown city, Mobile Alabama by opening up a soul food restaurant. The restaurant he named, “Gwen’s House” is named after Bleu’s best friend’s mother, Ms. Gwen (Gwendolyn Crawford), who he says was like a second mom to him.
In a recent interview with Fox 10 News, the rapper states “Everybody went to Gwen’s house to either eat or stay there so it’s just a part of my culture growing up.”
The rapper is well known across the country for his music and now wants his supporters to experience a hint of his childhood.
He told Fox 10, “I want it to be like soul food and at the same time family orientated. That’s why I put the arcade games and the chill area,” he said. “I feel like soul food in a good area and setting…I feel like you can’t do anything but win.”
The restaurant recently had a soft opening on December 17 and the turn out was awesome. “Gwen’s House” is located on Government Blvd just east of Knollwood Drive in the same parking lot as Carmike Theaters. This is an awesome thing he has done and I’m definitely looking forward to supporting it!
Karol Sanchez, the 16-year-old who was allegedly kidnapped by four men while walking along the street with her mother, confessed to faking the entire thing!
No charges have been filed at this time, but police are looking for four male accomplices.
The surveillance video would send chills through any parent: Four men snatching a 16-year-old off a Bronx Street.
Blurry surveillance video showed the scene in the Melrose section of the Bronx near 775 Eagle Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Monday.
The video shows four men in a sedan pull up to Sanchez and her mother, grab the girl and push the mom to the ground.
The NYPD put out an Amber Alert and flooded the neighborhood with missing posters.
At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sanchez suddenly showed back up at the scene and turned herself in to police as stunned people on the street watched.
We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.
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Actor and R&B vocalist Jacob Latimore has been releasing some really hot singles this year! His music is so soulful and the sound evokes feelings of nostalgia. When you think of real R&B music, his name falls under that category and he is an artist to definitely keep your eyes on. The talented 23-year-old released his album “Connection 2” back in April of this year and has been keeping fans on their toes since then delivering dope visuals to the tracks all while wrapping up Season 3 of “The Chi”.
His latest visual, “Don’t Wanna Leave” dropped at midnight and gives the ladies a reminder of what it feels like to have a man that’s not afraid to cater to your needs, no matter what you been through in the relationship. Ladies you know sometimes you get upset with a good man, but then you’re reminded that he has been good to you so you don’t want to leave, and your heart brings you right back.
The visual opens up with beautiful Fall scenes and Jacob singing,
“Pick out what you want….you know I got racks on me so pick out what you want….you know I like watching you when you look undecided…all this drip around you…you feel like you drowning…don’t wanna leave…you don’t wanna leave no more…don’t wanna leave…you don’t wanna leave no more…I stay on your mind…who make you feel like this?”
We’re looking forward to much more from the talented young Actor/Artist and be sure to catch him in the upcoming film, “Like A Boss” starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek which is set to hit theaters January 10, 2020.
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