Team Be Non Human athlete Miyo Strong trains out of Unified Jiu-Jitsu in South Jordan, Utah, USA. She encourages young girls and women to learn basic martial arts skills and self defense techniques while being a competitor, mom, wife and all-around amazing human being in her free time. Miyo was interviewed by Fight Queens.
Los Angeles, CA. – A crowd estimated at around 300,000 assembled up and down Crenshaw Blvd. (The Shaw), for the 12th Annual Taste of Soul Family Music, Saturday, October 21, 2017. With respect to the Doobie Brothers, “Taking it to the Streets,” Taste of Soul took place on Crenshaw Blvd. Between Stocker Blvd on the South and Rodeo Road to the North, in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, CA. – Several hundred people gathering in Leimert Park Village in front of the iconic Vision Theater, Saturday, October 14, 2017. The diverse crowd gathered on this beautiful day in Southern California to celebrate the first book launch from TSEHAI’s imprint, the Harriet Tubman Press: Voices from Leimert Park Redux: a Los Angeles Poetry Anthology.
Los Angeles, CA. – I had the honor and pleasure of returning to Wonderful Watts, Saturday, October 7, 2017, for the annual Jazz at Drew. I was in the right place, at the right time, given the large turnout of jazz enthusiasts, as well as music aficionados in attendance from all over Southern California and points beyond. Continue reading Jazz at Drew-A-Family Affair→
Lawndale, CA – Angelenos are very familiar with the local news program Good Day L. A. I want to give a shout out to the City of Lawndale with respect to this popular program. I t was a good day in Lawndale, as the city presented its fifth annual Lawndale Blues and Jazz Music Festival, Saturday, September 23, 2017. Continue reading Lawndale Blues and Jazz Music Festival→
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San Bernardino, CA. – San Barnardino Valley Community College located in the Inland Empire hosted a keynote speaker who was a former janitor who came from humble beginnings only to become one of the most iconic innovators of a product that is still popular worldwide. A conference room maxed at capacity resulting in standing room of SBVC students who were treated to the founder of their favorite snack Flamin’ Hot Crunchy Cheetos. The majority of the students were of Latino/Hispanic decent, along with students of other ethnicity welcome Mr. Richard Montanez, Vice President of Multicultural Sales and Marketing North America for PepsiCo. Continue reading From Janitor to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Innovation→
Playa Vista, CA. – Every once in a great while someone and/or something crosses your path & impacts your life inadvertently. This week I had the pleasure of stumbling upon Jenica’s beautiful & courageous triumph. I was so moved by her raw transparency that I couldn’t help but send her a private message via FB requesting her permission to share her story. Thankfully, she was beyond gracious & allowed me (a perfect stranger) the honor of highlighting her story in this weeks blog. Continue reading A Tiger’s Heart Wrapped In A Woman’s Hide→
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