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The Gospel According to Jessica Care Moore

Some people are good at doing some things and then there are some that are great at doing almost everything they put their hands on. This dynamo lady that hails from Detroit, Michigan is no different. Jessica Care Moore can almost do it all. Well, whatever she puts her mind, heart and hands to do she does well.

What’s Life Like Living with Lupus?

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Often times we think about Cancer and Diabetes as diseases that impact us the most.  Well, we shouldn’t disregard the power that Lupus has on the individuals it tries to attack. 

RCR! Presents Real Discussions talked about What’s Life Like Living with Lupus with two women who refuse to lose.  They are not just survivors, but winners.  My guests Joelle May and Adrienne Allende have decided they would not lose in the daily battle with Lupus.  These ladies have decided to win each new day that they’re given. Yes, it’s like that! It’s a daily decision to want to beat it and not give in to how you might be feeling.


The interesting thing about this is that both of these women were diagnosed with Lupus at different times in their lives not knowing that they had anything wrong with them to begin with.


It has changed them both immensely where some of things that wanted to do and/or used to do can no longer be considered an option. Having children, relationships, careers, etc. are we’re tough decisions that had to made in order to focus on their health each and everyday.


Lupus is a complicated and unpredictable disease. You don’t know when symptoms will strike or how long a flare could last. The uncertainty of how you can be impacted will very from day to day and throughout the course of the day.  To make a donation to the local chapters, go Lupus.org.


Feel free to learn more about Lupus and the women who have decided to fight everyday on the Real Chicks Rock! YouTube channel.


Remember...

~ To connect with those that inspire you.

~ To continue to put in the work because quality is priceless. 

~ It’s never too late to learn especially from your own mistakes.

Until next time, continue to...#ROCKon


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Special Edition - A Conversation with Josh Milan

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What can you say about someone who can do it all?


RCR! Presents Real Discussions was honored to have A Conversation with Josh Milan.  He was transparent about his love, likes and some struggles with music.  His struggle: He wanted to become a musician...YES. However, wanting to be a singer...NO.


Born in Brooklyn, NY, Josh shared with us some key things that helped to mold him into the man we see and hear today.  From his influential cousin to a business turned friendship he still has to this day with a musical icon.


He’s very good at what he does and is committed to it. As he continues to love the power of writing music, we will continue to hear beautiful lyrics and melodies from this gentleman from his label HoneyComb music.


Remember...

~ To connect with those that inspire you.

~ To continue to put in the work because quality is priceless. 

~ It’s never too late to learn especially from your own mistakes.


Until next time, continue to...#ROCKon

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Women in Corporate Management

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Some Women Hold All The Cards...

I often times express how I feel about Corporate America, however, these ladies made me see things slightly different. The guests on my show are powerful, strategic, forward-thinking and professional women.  They were the epitome of what well-spoken, articulate professionals should look like. The Topic: Women in Corporate Management on RCR! Presents Real Discussions was insightful as my guests Latoya Parker, Reyna Jones, Lee Ashby Watts and Diana Lee Caplinger talked about their journey from education to current positions.  These women love what they do from a Digital Communications Strategist to Chief Marketing Officer to COO to Senior Leader in Program Management.  Their experiences spanned across several different markets, demographics and corporate cultures.  They have learned to pay attention, stay informed and plan their next move.  It’s been exciting for them, fun and rewarding.  Not one of them would want to change what they’ve had to do to get to the top.  Their advice for the masses…

Be prepared, know what you want and put in the work.

If you missed the discussion, feel free to check out on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube Channel.

Remember to...

~ Embrace who you are

~ Embrace your heritage

~ Embrace your multi-cultural lifestyle and experiences

Until next time, continue to...#ROCKon

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A Conversation with Stacey DJHotWaxx Hale

The Waxx, The Waxx, And Nothing But The Waxx...

In my recent years, I've come across a few DJs and some leave their mark.  This one is no exception.  DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale is a bad girl because she plays as if her life depends on it. This talented DJ and Producer has been involved with music since she was a little girl.  One of the 1st woman to mix and spin on reel to reel in Detroit.  

This woman had many 1st and remains just as humble about it all.  Her life story has always involved music.  Detroit is her home and will always be.  In my conversation with Stacey, she shared a lot of stories, experiences, her love for buying vinyl and shouted a lot of people out.

Stacey is not only passionate about music, but she’s also passionate about passing on all that she knows to others.  She’s a teacher, a motivator, a giver and a passionate person.  This lady is one of the kind and will be remembered for all that she's done.

What a night! We’d like to thank everyone that came out to support The Connection- Behind The Groove Event where proceeds went to MS. Every little bit will help to make a big difference.

#ROCKon

Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness are 2 words, we like to see go hand and hand. Especially, when it’s the beginning of a new year.

We are becoming more and more aware of our food options and choices. The pesticides and steroids that are placed on and in our foods are unacceptable.

Chef Jamel Thompson and Jackie and Janae Madison were very passionate about what we eat, how it’s prepared, the portions and making sure we exercise.

Chef Jamel brings a vast amount of information to the discussion.  He studied and received his degree
His vegan food leaves your mouth wanting for more as the taste is incredible.

Jackie and Janae Madison is a mother and daughter combination that enjoys exercising and stay well together. The 6-year-old Janae holds her Mom accountable by making sure they exercise every day together. Jackie coaches people to eat appropriate portions. Both Jackie and Jamel would agree that if you’re going to eat meat, make sure it’s a good cut and the right portion. Don’t overdo it.

Both these professionals can now offer help on what and how to eat. Most people would agree that all the exercising will be without value without the proper diet and food portions to go with it. Everyone one is different, so govern yourselves accordingly.

Here’s to wishing you and yours nothing but health and wellness in 2018 and the years to come

#ROCKon

 

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Remember to...

- Make decisions about what and how you eat food that best suits you.

- You gotta keep moving, stay active and mobile.

Until next time, continue to...#ROCKon

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The Art of Photography

 

Topic: The Art of Photography


Gotta Give Thanks For What They See...

What better way to bring in the holidays than to talk with creative beings, that look through their lenses to see everyone’s beauty.  RCR! Presents Real Discussions, our guests were Melissa Alexander, Maurice Thompson and Demetrius Williams – Topic: The Art of Photography.

It was insightful, filled with laughs and infused with next level goals. It was an opportunity to give those who are hardly in front of the camera, to have a voice and talk about the ART of it all.  Their span of work has touched music festivals, events, galas, documentaries, videos, still portraits and action shots.  They have captured people, places and things that resonates with their lenses as a piece of art.  Their visuals contributions have been appreciated as it targets people of color and the beauty that they carry.

We want thank our guests for what they do and their contributions to our communities. Thanks to everyone who listened in, liked, commented and shared the show. Thanks to Instinct Radio for letting us come through for the afternoon. 

If you missed the discussion, feel free to check out on the Real Chicks Rock YouTube Channel.

Remember to...

~ Embrace your beauty.
~ Capture more moments.
~ Support the Arts and the people who are passionate about it.

Until next time, continue to...#ROCKon

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Melissa Meli-Mel Alexander: http://www.phyllisiller.com/

Maurice Thompson: ClickArtist Media

Demetrius Williams: http://www.usphotog.com/

 

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The Power of Writing ~ An Author’s Perspective

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These Women Have Something To Say...

The topic: The Power of Writing ~ An Author’s Perspective on RCR! Presents Real Discussions on Sunday was filled with laughs, smiles, and eye-opening information. My guests Fonda Clayton Smith and Joyce Reed were very transparent in their process of being an author.

They identified the pros and cons as well as the process in getting your book published. Using writing and becoming an author has helped in being an extension of their voice.

We give many heartfelt thanks ...
For everyone who tuned in. 
For the likes, the shares and spreading the word. 
To my guests for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and share with the masses.
To Instinct Radio for allowing Real Discussions to have a home.

Remember...
~ Use writing to help write your truth.
~ Use writing to let your voice be heard.
~ Use writing to be extension of yourself, your brand and your product.

Until next time, continue to...#ROCKon

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Empowering Our Young Girls

Our Young Girls Have The Power... 


This past Sunday, on RCR! Presents Real Discussions, we identified some of the challenges and opportunities in dealing with our young girls.

 

The Topic: Empowering Our Young Girls


My guests Lynda Lee Osbourne and Katina Cunningham were filled with ideas, solutions, and programs that could help our young girls navigate through this thing called life. 


Feel free to check out part 1 and 2 of the show on my Facebook timeline and/or the Real Chicks Rock!™ YouTube Channel.


Thanks to Instinct Radio letting us have the dialogue.

 

Thank you, Lynda and Katina, for being so passionate about what you do, developing programs that promote character building and technical skills. We look forward to hearing more about your upcoming programs and supporting it any way we can. 

Until next time...


Don’t give our children a lot of responsibility and take it back when it’s convenient for you. 


Have conversations with your children on a regular and/or daily basis.


Create the change you want to see not only for your own children but for others as well. 


And remember to continue to...#ROCKon

Let's Hear It One Time for Da' Funk...

A Conversation with Jason Orr was the topic for this past Sunday on RCR! Presents Real Discussions. Jason has always claimed Atlanta as his home and has seen it continue to grow over the years. Born in Savannah, GA and raised in the A. He was always a creative being and loved it when he was sent to his room so he could continue to create. 

In the early years, he was a dancer in group winning talent shows, he learned about lighting, production and the list goes on and on.  His love of music was always there. However, when his mom took him to legendary concerts and shows, that's when his mind was blown. 

You'll have to check out the interview to hear how FunkJazz Kafe® was birthed, all the people that Jason gives credit to and where his inspiration came from.  His film FunkJazz Kafe® ~ Diary of a Decade is a critically acclaimed must see so, when it comes to your city, don't miss it. It captures 10 out of the 23 years of the FunkJazz Kafe® era. 

Thank you, Jason Orr, for sharing and spending time with us. Thanks to Instinct Radio for letting us break this bread on air.  And thanks to you, you and YOU for listening, liking, sharing and showing support. 

Feel free to view all 3 parts of this conversation on my timeline or on the Real Chicks Rock!™ YouTube Channel.

Remember to...

~ Keep forms of inspiration close to your soul.
~ Either get your mind blown or blow minds.
~ Work on things that could leave a legacy.

Until next time, continue to...#ROCKon 

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A Conversation with Ken Rye - The Strategy Guy

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RCR! Presents Real Discussions!  

Topic: A Conversation with Ken Rye. Aired on September 17, 2017.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet Ken Rye ~ The Strategy Guy! 

I was fortunate that our schedules aligned and I was able to have A Conversation With Ken Rye on RCR! Presents Real Discussions. This one put me in a humble position because not only was I a fan of his when he was WCLK 91.9 FM here in Atlanta, but he also became my mentor.  His early days at the radio station taught him well as he met some of the most influential artists in the business.  His radio and business partner Ken Beatty also played a significant part in Ken's life. This year reflects 10 years since Ken Beatty has passed, however, his presence and words of wisdom live with Ken today. 

Ken has the ability to constantly see talented, skilled individuals and provide strategic suggestions that take their brand to the next level.  He gets it and understands what drives markets, global presence, and brand recognition. 

Working for major corporations was his focal point as well as bringing live shows to the Atlanta area.  Ken believes that the connections between an audience, the artist, and the music make it all magical. 

Now, Ken Rye and I work together in producing live shows and entertainment under his brand Hot Ice Live. 


There's so much to say about this guy from his early days in Detroit, growing up in Chicago and then his Morehouse years in Atlanta. Marketing, Strategic Planning and his love for music all make up the man we know and see working with so many today. He's got history, stories and loads experience to paint the picture of Atlanta, various artists and the world of entertainment. 

Go check out the full interview on the Real Chicks Rock!™ YouTube Channel.

Special thanks to Ken Rye for coming by and spending some time with me. Thanks to Instinct Radio for giving us the space and time to have the interview. 

Remember to... 

~Take every opportunity to build relationships.
~ Leave people with a good experience. 
~ Make every step lead you towards becoming legendary. 

Until next time, continue to... #ROCKon 

A Conversation with Lil' Louis

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Show Air Date: 08/29/2017

Compromising is NOT an option...

It was an insightful, informative and inspiring conversation with what he considers himself as The Founding Father of House, Lil Louis. He's was in Atlanta for his album review and afterparty and came by to talk with me on the Special Edition of RCR! Presents Real Discussions.

The stories, the parties, the music and his love and respect for the his mom and dad were felt throughout the conversation. He started deejaying at an early age and fell in love with how the room came under a place of authority once they heard Kool and The Gang's Jungle Boogie. From that point, he knew that he and music would be connected.

He was an athlete, a straight 'A' student and musician. He was doing a lot at a young age but he felt that's what he needed to do in order to use all the gifts he has. He lives and moves in a space where using all his gifts has a sense of urgency. He will not compromise who he is as an artist and advised the listeners to do the same.

Take a moment to listen to the full interview on Real Chicks Rock! You Tube channel.

Thanks to Lil Louis for taking time out of his busy schedule to come by and share. Shoutout to Instinct Radio for giving me the time and space. Special shoutouts go to WildPitch for making this happen.

Remember...

There is no box so, work on who you are, stay creative, stay unique and continue to... #ROCKon

 

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A Conversation with Kathleen Bertrand

Some people have the ability to make things look easy, classy and appear seamless with effort. Fortunately, Kathleen Bertrand is one of those people.

As a child, Kathleen knew early on that she loved music and was even more intrigued with all the 'behind the scene' details that are needed to do things right.

Kathleen has had a beautiful career as a singer and songwriter. This didn't happen overnight but has spanned over 30 years as an artist. She has worked with and performed with so many from Roy Ayers to Chaka Khan and more.

When you have someone that has been singing for over 30 years, you must know that travel comes with it. Her beautiful voice and professionalism have taken around the world. Even with that, Atlanta has will continue to be her home.  This talented mother of 4, has no signs of slowing down. In her mind, there's lots of good music the perform, share and give. 

 

“Music is the healing force of the universe.”
— Albert Ayler

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A Conversation with N'Dea Davenport

Music is The Key to...LIFE! 


I always start off my show by saying "How super excited I am" and this show was no different.


My first guest was so soulfully funky, sassy and intelligent. Her name is N'Dea Davenport. N'Dea was a triple threat early on...singer, dancer, and actress. She never wanted to compromise what her goals and objectives were. She had several opportunities to sing background vocals from Al Jarreau to Madonna. ...singer, dancer, and actress. She never wanted to compromise what her goals and objectives were. She had several opportunities to sing background vocals from Al Jarreau to Madonna. 


N'Dea knew what she needed to do and was willing to take the risks. She stuck with her goals and dreams from Atlanta to California to Europe. Been signed on a record label early on, she met this amazing group of guys that formed The Brand New Heavies. Their chemistry mixed well where N'Dea brought the right type of vocals that worked extremely well with the band's sound. 
Being a singer/songwriter opened different doors and opportunities for N'Dea as she's worked with several people from Natalie Merchant to Louie Vega. Now, noticing the changes in the industry, she's working on a project that will introduce a vibrant way to listen, dance and interact with music. 

 

 

 

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The Importance of Self Care

RCR! Presents Episode 50

The Importance of Self Care…

It sounds so simple, but yet overlooked.  Often times, we get up and go without taking enough time to ensure that we’re applying the proper self-care for ourselves.  We need to be able to ensure that the necessary steps are taken in order to keep ourselves strengthen on a daily basis.

As people of color, our day to day struggles, opportunities and/or challenges can tend to be different than what other races and cultures might be faced with.  It’s unfortunate, however, very real.  Our thoughts consist of dealing with micro aggression in the workplace, chronic stress and climate changes and challenges within the current society.  We are a resilient people, however, we still need to provide self-care.  It could be as small as eating more vegetables, taking breaks throughout the day to stretch more or going to be early.  These are just a few small, simple and yet significant ones that can be incorporated.  

The SisterCARE Alliance is designed to give people (both men and women) the tools needed to begin a self-care regimen and lifestyle.  The majority of the recipients are women, however, men have been on board and supportive as well.  Anana Harris Parris, Founder of Sister Alliance spoke of this vision as she was going through her own discovery in need of self-care.  The self-care guide titled 'Self-Care Matters – A Revolutionary’s Approach' helps individuals address and undercover all areas that are needed.  By taking one step at a time, having someone hold you accountable and seeing your growth from one week to the next is what it’s all about.  The goal is for individuals to adapt to a self-care revolution; owning what they need and being able to identify those critical needs on a daily basis.  

 

For more information about obtaining a self-care revolutionary life, go to www.sisterCareAlliance.org or send an email to sistercarealliance@gmail.com. 

 

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Topic: The Importance of Self Care Show Air Date: 7/6/17 Show Guests: Anana Harris Parris, Attorney Candice D. Mckinley, and Sharon Goddard Be Aware Of Your Own Self Care... We may not think it's important or we may not know where to begin but incorporating self-care steps for your life helps improve the quality of your life.

 

 

How to Deal with Mental Health

RCR! Presents Episode #49

Often times when people seem a little bit off, depressed or having trouble functioning we render solutions of prayer, keep it moving and the proverbial - You'll be alright.  

We look at individuals that have some form of mental challenges and say that they don't look like they're struggling but they are.  Mental Health Challenges do not come from people seeking attention, but it stems from different forms of mental issues.  Mental Issues is any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention and/or medication (e.g. Bipolar, ADHD, Depression) 

This something not to make fun of or make light of the situation.  It's important that we are honest with ourselves and with anyone we may know that might be struggling with their mental health.  Once the ice is broken and a detection of someone's mental health is in the balance, offer to them some suggestions to seek getting proper help.  It can begin by attending a group that helps individuals identify and deal with it.  Or it could require a more private one on one setting by seeing doctors that specialize in behavioral health, individual counselling or therapy.  Be honest with ourselves and with anyone we may know that might be struggling with their mental health.  

It's amazing when families and friends can't be honest and supportive when then can see that something is "not quite right" with someone they are close with.  Having this type of support system is so vitally important in helping individuals persue getting the help that's needed.  Another helpful antidote is proper diet, rest, meditation, deep breathing, tool bag and propoer/positive surroundings.  This tends to help individuals embrace normality as typically certain triggers can tend to set them off.  Pursue getting the help that's needed.    

Be careful of how you respond to medication.  Monitor how you and/or individuals respond to it.  Also, exercise your right to getting the right support.  If one therapist or doctor is not a good fit, then find another.  

This is can be a big issue to address so take it one step at a time.  If you know of anyone that might need help in dealing with Mental Health Challenges, here are some people/places to connect with that can provide some assistance...

Erica James Counselling
SisterCARE Alliance
National Association for Mental Illness
Psychology Today (Find a Therapist)
Peer Support and Wellness Center
The Respect Institute

Remember to....

Invest in your health and wellness.
Exercise your right to shop around in getting the proper care and fit that you need. 
Don't let anything stop you from living your life.  Mental Health can at times might slow you down, but don't let it stop you.down but don't let it stop you.

Own your right to be healthy!

#ROCKon

 

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RCR! Presents Real Discussions - How to Deal with Mental Heath Show Air Date: 7/2/17 It's all about Mental Wellness! Gotta give thanks for these ladies for joining me for RCR! Presents Real Discussions. Erica James-Strayhorn, Sunnye Brathwaite, and Kay Wolfe MSc came wanting to share as much information as possible.

Programs That Work...

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Programs That Work...

On Sunday, May 21, 2017- RCR! Presents Real Discussions ~ Topic: Kids Are People Too. The focus was on Programs Designed To Stimulate Their Minds. Our guests were very insightful regarding our kids today, their patterns, theirs habits and the peer pressure they face on a regular basis.

Our guest Christen Munroe is the founder of VS Alternative which offers kids (boys from ages 12 - 18) a safe space to perform gaming activities.  Remembering what he was like as a kid and the love that he has for his younger brother, helped to birth the concept. Christen is currently in law enforcement and has decided to give back to the community and help young teens stay off the streets.

Our other guest, Valeria Vincent comes with years of experience in teaching and works along side Christen in the program.  She shared with us how teaching has changed from traditional classroom settings to homeshcool to even virtual.  Despite the freedom of not having to physically sit in a classroom, the student and parent still have a huge responsibility in getting the work done.

Gaming is designed to use the old and new concepts to work together. It's teaching young men how to think outside of the box, leadership, team building and a sense of belonging.  Social media will be used to help create positive competition between the players/teams.  This program is designed to have teen boys be present with gaming and take their minds off other distractions that could lead them into trouble.

If you want more information about VS Alternative, gaming and other educational tutoring, contact them at VSAlternatives@gmail.com

We wish VS Alternative all the best, as this program will be embraced by schools, after school programs and organizations, one community at a time.

Until next time, be humble and continue to...#ROCKon

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One year Anniversary Episode #46

Topic:  The Ladies Who Sing House - Miranda Nicole


Show Air Date - 4/16/17


How does someone who lives in both California and Atlanta know about house music at a young age?  They typically don't unless they have music around them all the time.  Having a dad that owned a record store that had access to all types of music was ideal.  Miranda started singing when she was young, but being a songwriter was the lane she wanted to reside in.  

After a few successfully talent shows, she realized that being a singer felt right.  She listened to various different artists and all types of music.  She really enjoyed listening to CeCe Peniston as one of her favorites but had no idea that she was listening to House Music. Singing this type of genre felt right for her, however, she didn't want to box herself in and limit her style.  

Enters in Glamsoul which is a feeling, a sound and a look that Miranda has developed years ago.  When she sings, she wants you to feel it, hear it and see it. 


Miranda has a soulful sound that sounds great over the music and becomes even more delicious when remixed.  The world is hers as she continues to write and sing her own music. Keep a close eye on her as she continues to bring you the world the way she sees it through song.

 

And until next time, always continue to #ROCKon

RCR! Presents Real Discussions - A Conversation With Joonya T.

RCR! Presents Episode 45

RCR! Presents Episode 45

Show Air Date: 4/2/17

With Toronto always being his home, Joonya T had the influence of soca, reggae and hip hop music. He and his mom would listen to all different kinds of music including country western. Music filled their home especially, every Saturday as they did the household chores together.
As a kid, Joonya T began to join little clubs within the school. Next thing he knows, he found himself DJing his 1st party in the 6th grade. Eventually, he began liking house music before he really knew what it was.


Once he discovered it, he and his friends would find themselves enjoying the house music parties and catching vibes at parties. He and his crew found themselves chilling in the 'Back Corner' when they arrived at the parties. The name stuck and the music continued to be more and more enticing.


Terry (as I like to call him) started following the music he liked the by connecting with the producer of the tracks. By doing this, he was able to meet, connect and build a relationship with Karizma and they became good friends. Karizma was working on HandzOnRadio at the time, and time slot opened up and Terry started his radio career.


The show's format is uniquely different as he provides the names, artist and record label for each track and for every show. There's typically not much talking when house music is playing at a party but Terry wanted to find a way to connect with his listeners and having them dance on the virtual dance floor. At first, some didn't like it but the others would want him to speak if they felt he was too quiet.


His musical track selections, sense of style and show format is a staple and continues to keep his listeners plugged in from around the world. Five years and counting with his radio show, expanding his product line and producing more music is what's on the radar for Terry.


Some vitamins from this conversation are...

 

  • Stay passionate about what you do
  • Let your work and style speak for itself
  • Tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend about the good music that's out here and the people who play it
  • Love what you do and do what you love.

And until next time, always continue to #ROCKon

RCR! Presents Real Discussions - Life After Incarceration ~ A Woman's Story

RCR! Presents Real Discussions

Topic: Life After Incarceration ~ A Woman's Story

Air date: March 19, 2017

Often times, people immediately tend to judge others who have spent time in prison.  It's not taken into account, that people don't always make the best decisions. Also, the motives that drive them to make those choices can be deeply rooted.

Breaking the law in areas or cities where the smallest of crimes can provoke long jail time, is the never the right thing to do.  However, some people break the law to be seen as cool and to have a sense of belonging is what some inmates have done to be accepted.

Being sexually violated and finding a way to lash out by way of stealing and forging checks became an outlet for 'Christy'. Christy knew what to say to get her 11-year sentence reduced down to 9 months. However, she knew what to say,  do, get the time reduced, be let out and continue to do it again.

Having an addiction is what she said about her struggles with the law.  She was in denial about the fact that she even had a problem. As time went on, instead of her leaving a life crime, she had criminal problems in 2 states now, instead of just one.

She knew that she was meant to do more with her life than this. Her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse and being able to help people, never left her imagination. Christy realized that she had a problem and that a change would have to come soon. She began to see changes come in her life and opportunities became available to her only by the grace of GOD.

Christy was very transparent with us as she shared how, why and when it all started for her. Life in the prison system is far from cool, but for Christy, she thought it was.

Being able to turn her life around by making better decisions is why she's been out of the prison system for 20 years. Christy was able to get her LPN and RN while in and out of the prison system and now is a mom, an author working on becoming a minister.

Christy's journey consists of helping other people, especially women to stay out of prison by being equipped to make better life choices and decisions. Being able to reach and connect with young people as well is another goal on Christy's list to achieve.

To keep yourself in a posture that's always learning...

~ Forgive yourself for any mistakes, you've made
~ Learn from your mistakes
~ Share with others so that certain cycles are not repeated

...and as always, continue to #ROCKon

 

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