24Sep/16
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Your Health Is Your Wealth!

Your Health Is Your Wealth!
By Pastor Mel Keyes
www.pastormelkeyes.com

Too many times we take our health for granted not knowing that in more ways than one “Our health is one of the greatest assets of our wealth.” Just think about it, what good would having a fortune be if your health and capacity to enjoy it is destroyed?
Mr. Armand Puyolt, outstanding business man and one of my personal inspirations knows this first hand. Living the divine life, in fact, wasn’t always his story. Well acquainted with financial struggles at a young age, his God given gift of sales and leadership began to make room for him at the age of fifteen. By his early twenties, Armand saying farewell to poverty, had already become a millionaire and many times over by his mid twenties.

Over a decade later, however, with many accomplishments, it was devastatingly apparent that, although he had amassed great wealth in one area; he had totally violated the wealth that was most important; his health. He, like so many, had almost completely forgotten how our bodies are best treated as the temples for God to live in. At that dreadful time of his life, he weighed in at over 425 pounds and was fatally diagnosed with gastric cancer & a malignant tumor in his right lung with less than six months to live!

It was by God’s grace and his loving wife, Dr. Esther Ramos, that this wounded champion entered the fight of his life. Though discouraged he was determined by faith to win and to live his life for a higher purpose other than just obtaining more material possessions and personal business accomplishments.
After experiencing his own miracle from God, Armand began living his life to create other miracles in the lives of other people. He found a mission worth living for in helping other people get their own health and wealth together in a more powerful position.

Within that process he became the highest paid income earner in one of the fastest growing marketing companies on the planet where he was blessed to create the compensation plan and bring in a number of powerful health and wellness products that were used in his own healing process. He went on to become the highest paid Hispanic within the networking marketing industry; ranked as high as #6 in the entire world rankings for everyone.

Little did he know however, that it was never God’s plan for him to settle at the top of that chart as the end of his journey. God made it uncomfortably clear to him that it was time to chart out another course not as the highest paid distributor or president of a company but into the brand new territory as the CEO of something else!
With Armand’s greatest tests have come his testimony. His mind is made up, his heart is set. His vision is clear. Since we are made in the image and likeness of God; it only made sense to him that more people would answer the call to start living lives that are truly divine. His named his company, “Vida Divina,” which is Spanish for “Divine Life” and his motto is “Lead with love.” What a perfect match!
The experience has been unbelievably life changing for him and countless others. Although he saw and believed God for BIG things, little did he know that his seed of faith to launch out into the deep would take off in such a record breaking fashion that it would shake up the entire industry in ways that have never quite happened this way before.
In less than two months there have been over 110,000 distributors that have lined up for the Vida Divina prelaunch. There are already 10 nations lined up and ready to do business. Furthermore and what is extremely rare is that from day one, Armand’s wise business acumen has allowed Vida Divina the unique experience of being not only the distributor of our life changing products but also the manufacturer!

Then too, whether it is Armand’s heart of gold toward people in general or the golden compensation plan that has literally topped the charts as the most lucrative compensation plan in the industry; people are dreaming again. They are ready to take another chance; to step out on faith and to believe God for something greater than “network marketing” as usual or the regular “9 – 5!”
One thing that is certain, it’s different at Vida Divina. We see great things happening for average people that are simply willing to plug into to the culture and ethic of what Vida Divina was created to do. We see thousands upon thousands of ordinary people stepping into some extraordinary life styles within the next 12 – 24 months.
The only question is “will you be one of them?” Are you ready for something new? Are you ready to become “the head and not the tail” and to take back what the “enemy had stolen from you?”
Whether it is your health, your wealth or both; we are not ashamed to say that’s what Vida Divina is all about; the Divine Life.
Congratulations Armand!
We salute you fearless one.

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If you are already connected to a VIDA DIVINA DISTRIBUTOR then please reach out to the VIDA DIVINA distributor that is more than ready to serve you. Part of the Vida Divina culture is working together with our fellow representatives and serving together in unity.

If you are not connected to a VIDA DIVINA DISTRIBUTOR, however, it would be my honor to take great care of YOU.
For more information you can simply go to www.yourvidadivina.com Or www.yourvidadivina.info
You can also contact me @ info@pastormelkeyes.com & by phone: (877) KEY-2382

24Sep/16
So many Questions

So many Questions II

Within in this article I’m going to ask a lot of questions. These are questions that seem to be on everyone’s mind. I’m going to give my opinion on some of the questions.
Why are our children dying so young? Wake of people, we are losing our children to some violent crimes. We need to stop this violence.
Why is the cost of living so high, but minimum wage is so low? You have to almost have two jobs just to make ends meet.
Why is the governor of Michigan still in office? I feel he should step down.

Why was a 13 year old boy adducted and killed over $75? Shaking my head, this is a terrible crime, was it really worth his life.

How is that gas prices can go up and down as they please? One month we at $2.00 then the next thing you know we’re up to $2.50. Can we just get one set price and let it be.

Do you think Hilary Clinton can beat Donald Trump for President? Even with all the negativity, I feel that she can beat him. He has no good issues and talks about nothing to help the US. Listen people we have to get out an vote.

Why is so much Black on Black crime? I thought black lives matter? So much killing of our youth is such a shame. Where is the love? Where is the unity?

Why are our babies being targeted for adult crimes? Babies young as 6 months have been killed because of an adult beef.

What is this world coming to? People please wrap your arms around your children. Give them that hard love.

24Sep/16
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Journey through discovering her dream Stacey Carlisle

Family has a major impact on the long term decisions we make in our lives and to be able to listen to someones story and here the influence bot h good and bad, it makes you want to open your eyes more to your surroundings. Growing up around a family of women who also work as cosmetologists allowed her early in life to decide what she wanted to do. As early as high school Stacy was able to take advantage of a program that was offered and began to persue her dream. Stepping more into Stacey’s world through a few questions it’s interesting to learn her reasons why.

Q.What made you decide to become a hair stylist and how did you get started? How many years have you been a cosmetologist?

ST. What made me want to become a hairstylist was because I grew up around many hairstylists within my family. I got started in high school at the vocational center where I took up cosmetology in my 10th, 11th, and 12th grade year. I have been a licensed hairstylist for 15 years now.

Q. Provide an effective method you have used to stay informed of the latest styles and hair care techniques.

The effective method that I have use to stay informed with the latest styles and hair care techniques are investments, such as investing in educational classes as well as educational haircare DVDs (contoures).

Q. How do you feel about natural hair?

I feel that natural hair is a present-day norm, and I am gradually witnessing a lot of our African American women beginning to slowly evolve their hair back to its natural state, and I am absolutely loving it. That is inspiring to me to have those clients who want to make the transformation back to natural hair. I feel it is a wonderful idea because it gives me another specialty to pursue and creates the possibility of me coming into contact with many more clients who would love for me to assist them in making that transformation from relaxed hair back to natural hair. So it is a rise in my capital.

Q. What factors do you consider when cutting trimming and shaping hair or hair pieces?

I will only discuss the most critical factors that I consider, and those would be the shape of the face and the form of the head. That’s critical whether you are cutting, trimming or shaping the hair. It is also important to consider the different angles in which you use while remembering the desired style that a client is looking to achieve.

Q. Tell me about a time when you developed your own way of doing things or were self-motivated to finish an important task.

A time when I had no other chose but to develop my own way of accomplishing a trendy, sexy hair style was when I did not have a razor comb to complete this particular style on my hair, and I needed to go meet some very important businessmen and women one day. I had to become real creative and make the most out of whatever tools I had at my disposal. I substituted whatever was closely related to what I needed and used that tool to assist me at that moment. I was able to substitute a hand-held eyebrow archer to taper the loose ends to a style cut and create the most beautiful and creative style on my hair.   st-1

Q. Provide a time when you dealt calmly and effectively with a high-stress situation.

The time when I dealt calmly and effectively was when I went two whole weeks without clients coming into the shop for hair services from me. I had to remain calm and keep my mind stayed on God’s promises to me and trust him completely to know that everything happens for a reason and that HE is in control even in the midst of the most stressful situations, like your lack of finances.

Q. Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person (coworker or client) and how you handled it.

To be honest, I have had a few of those. One time I had a young lady that wanted a sew-in done, but she did not have any hair around the perimeter or edges of her hair, which makes a sew-in almost next to impossible to achieve. She got upset and she asked me the question: What hairstylist is there that can’t do everything as it relates to hair? My answer to her was: Many. And you are looking at one. But just because what you’re asking for is something I can’t service you with doesn’t mean I can’t give you that style. I let her know that we would just have to adjust the technique we would have normally used to accomplish it. So we talked on that subject and she chose to go with the technique that I offered and the outcome created was beautiful. Here again, Stacey Carlisle was able to produce a happy client with a gorgeous hairdo. So just because you end up with a difficult client doesn’t mean you can’t handle them. I always ask God to give me the words to speak out to my clients when there is a difficult situation that’s out of my control, and God has always been there right on time to give me the words to accomplish my work and bond my relationships to produce repeat customers.

Q. Describe your experience cutting hair according to the clients’ instructions and/or current hairstyles.

I never had the experience of cutting a client’s hair according to their instructions. However I do allow my clients to freely communicate to me what style they would like for me to perform. Some of them have come to know me so well and feel so comfortable with my judgment, that when they get in my chair they will just say, “Hook me up.”

Q. How much does attention to details and thoroughness impact your business?

Paying attention to details and thoroughness are at the top of my list of priorities to create repeat business. Every person that I service in the shop leaves the salon as walking advertisement for Stacey Styles and Smiles. So if I do not satisfy my customers completely and keep them happy, they could very possibly ruin not only my career but my entire reputation.

Q. What is your take on having multi-color hair colors?

I love hair color. However, I do not like to apply color to the hair using professional or non-professional brands along with their volumizers. In fact, it is one of my weaknesses. It’s amuses me because I actually have no problem matching multi-color weave pieces into the hair to marbleize and highlight a style to give it a more attractive look. Through many of my photos, you will find several colors that I have used to highlight the hair and make it the most appealing to the eye. I call it my “eye candy styles.”

Q. What was the hardest thing for you to master as being a beautician and why?

One of the hardest things for me to master was color correction. I find myself staying away from color because the results are permanent (meaning you have to leave them in until you change it) and it ends up costing clients more money to correct their hair color than it did to pass this onto the next styles who uses color to create their own unique masterpiece on the head.

Q. What keeps the drive and motivation in you to do hair?

What keeps the drive and motivation in me to do hair is my confidence in my abilities and knowing my potential to achieve maximum results in hairdos. I love new, creative, unique styles, and that too is what keeps the drive and motivation in me.

Q. What advice can you offer to a student that’s currently in cosmetology school? And what tips can you give?

The advice that I would offer to a student that is currently in cosmetology school is to believe in yourself, and believe in what it is you really want out of doing hair or let your training guide you to specialize in a particular area of hair, so that you can have something unique to bring to the table. My tip I would say is to dream big, set goals, go after those goals and believe that you can become whatever it is that you set your mind to become in the beauty industry.

Q. Share a time in which a treatment you recommended to a client alleviated a difficult hair problem.

Since I deal with a very large population of clients with alopecia, I recommend preventing problems before they start. Most problems start within (your head) and develop outside your body in some form. So I would recommend my clients to seek medical attention at the first sign of hair problems and then I would recommend that they take precautions to prevent any further damage in the future.

Q. Tell me about a time you successfully coordinated with others. How about a coordination effort that was not as successful?

The time I wanted to do a quick weave class I was very successful and coordinated with many other stylists about the project, and they thought it would be a great idea. The first class was a success. However, the second week that I offered my quick weave class, I was not as successful. After all the hard work of advertising and reaching out to people near and far, putting in hours and hours of time to make this class successful, it did not turn out as successful as I thought it would have been due to the fact that nowadays, many hairstylist feel like they can’t be taught anything new by someone new. Students and stylists now find it a lot easier to get instructions free from different websites such as YouTube and many others, which to me has been one of the major causes which has led to the downfall in our beauty industry.

Q. What advice or tips do you have for time management when dealing with multiple clients while still giving quality service?

When dealing with multiple clients while giving quality service you need to first of all, focus. Two, you must stay consistent in or with what you’re doing at that moment. And three, don’t do more than what you can manage.

Q. What is one of the biggest goals you established and accomplished? How was it personally challenging? What helped you to succeed?

One of my biggest goals was to reach out to people with what I have to offer when it comes to doing hair as well as giving classes. It was challenging because I had to become transparent to total strangers. What helped me to succeed is all of the support I received from my friends and fellow stylists.

Q. In closing, what are three steps or advices you would give to someone wanting to become a hair stylist?

Make sure that this is what you want to become in life. Number two, believe in yourself even when others don’t. Number three, believe in what it is that you can do, and never be afraid to step outside of the box. know that all things are possible to those who believe. Trust God to lead and order your steps on your journey of becoming a successful hair stylist. After all, if I did it, little me, then you can do it too. That’s it.      st-2

Stacy continues to do things necessary to improve and grow with continuing classes and always working on mastering her craft. She’s excelled in her areas of expertise by paying attention to detail and staying mindful of all factors that are included in creating a memorable experience.

29May/16
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OWN IT

OWN IT

Thought only dreaming was the way to meet you.
Swapping spit, holding hands, now eye contact shows pain both been through.
Too terrified to envision future
may end up like the past
like your last
Building trust and respect only to catch feelings in the process.
Who would’ve saw this
Knowing you don’t feel the same, I gotta back off
stay in my lane
Tryin to maintain clarity, clearly you see things differently
Maybe as different as me
Got too comfortable
mind got use to you day to day.
promise I’ll step back, don’t want to scare this away.
Just being around is nothing
but good vibes and Sun shine
Even in the night time it’s the best time
Caring so much
want to see us with dreams and smiles
been a while since there was sensations like this
Friends..
Feel you more than just friends.
Hate to ruin us as such.
Has anyone ever been more
Has Anyone ever meant much
Do you even open that door
Never trying to be mean, but always honest to ignorance.
Never lied once to my knowledge
Which is growing and soaking it all like a sponge
Gaze at you – then the mirror
Look at all that we’ve become
Now we see what we need
Can’t you see what you need
Greatest memories of greetings with a kiss
just to ask if I’m happy.
How much better can it get?
Please can’t you see that every breath you breathe was bringing you to me
Got this bond so strong that I trust you with my words.
Using letters however pleased
never once judged.
I’ve told you once I’ll tell you again.
flaws are imperfect but perfect at the same time
Lost angel searching for God
Found out I’m the same kind
This wasn’t coincidence
90 days guiding me to make it more
Learned so much from this
never thought I would
Never told I could
Didn’t even understand I should
Now I Got much confidence
ready to start the journey
People ask me what has changed
One person can make all the difference.
So I’m Confused on the words you speak of.
Dont understand but
Desperately wishing to learn
Things are never as they seem
We are as we see ourselves to be in our dreams
To wish for a better clear view would be perfect
I’m just trying to work it
believe that friendships are written in astronomy
Astrological alignments in stars
Uncanny commonalities eventualities begin to appear and dissolve
Began being unclear but certainly we end up ending right here
How did you fall for the fallen one
Where and when did it occur
blinded by regrets
I regret to admit I didn’t notice it transition among friendship, looked up and it had all turned into this
Long ago I knew I was loosing control
Mind slipping and beginning to catch here and again
Forgive what I do and have did I pray
Simultaneously we grow
Like entwined flowers in the wilderness underneath the canopy of soul
Who knew
Not I – nor you
Never could’ve guessed it
Prerequisites change and rules aren’t maintained
Things fade and reemerge – emotions unsaid
Feelings unheard
The rarely spoken but often understood are deeper then hieroglyphs in pyramids
More intricate than algebraic equations and rhythms
This science isn’t exact but remains in tact with quite routine form
Your clutching for a wild rose with less pedals than thorns
But yet and still you hold on
So will I
Make sure to hold on tight.
Buckle up, the ride you enter goes in circles.
Confusion and frustration, Might occur from the ups and downs.
Grab the handle bar above your right ear, hold it down
Tired yeah I know, but I am also.
grabbing the handle above my ear while holding your hand.
Can’t you see I’ll never stop trying
Please sit back and just listen.
Then make the decision to fall or stay.
Don’t have much to offer, but a heart.
Let’s start from the bottom and work our way up.
No more holding in emotions and feelings,it never works.
Always be honest even if it hurts.
Rather be told the truth than a lie that pulls apart.
But words can only go so far.
Time for action so our reaction is nothing but happiness and smiles
Goes back to listening, trying to care
If that doesn’t work then maybe it’s best we both give up from there
But that’s not an option at this moment.
So let’s take one step at a time and never let go
Let’s own it.

By:Europe Dooley

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29May/16
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THOSE EYES

THOSE EYES

 

Those eyes hypnotized my mine

 

Seeing for the first time

 

Body feeling funny… maybe love at first sight.

 

Never forget those eyes burning in the back of my mind.

 

We met again in teenage land … Chene was the place

 

Acclaim was the land … nine month later wasn’t even planned.

 

Those eyes were sent to me from a higher place, everything happens for a reason.

 

My soul mate is never out of season. Even though are paths have changed. Those eyes still melts my heart.

 

 

 

To be continue

 

By: Timmica Meek

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29May/16
debate

Debate: Can a single parent raise the opposite sex?

Enticing Resultz Magazine did a debate to see how many different opinions there are of being a single parent. Could a single man raise a daughter to be a woman? Could a single mother raise a son to be a man?

Enticing Resultz Magazine felt the need to talk about this subject because there are so many negative opinions when it comes to single parents. Society feels that single parents can not a raise a child probably because it takes two parents. This may be true but we have to give props to our single parents because they have it much harder because of the fact it’s only one. According the American Psychological Association, over the past 20 year single parents have become common from single mother, single fathers and grandparents raising children. Being a single parents brings stress on the parent as well as the child. The single parent may feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of juggling caring for the children, maintaining a job and keeping up with the bills and household chores. And typically, the family’s finances and resources are drastically reduced following the parents’ breakup.

The debate was done with different opinions of all races and ages. The results of the debate included 100% of the people agreed that being a single parent in this day an age is hard. And 80% percent agree that yes a man can raise a daughter to be a woman and yes a mother can raise a son to be a man. But when it comes to certain things like puberty then you need the help of a woman when it comes to girls and the help of male when it comes to boys.

Being a single parent in this economy seems to be difficult because they are so many obstacle and loops to jump through just to make sure that your child is safe. By the economy being down makes it even worst, because they are no jobs and you have to work two or more jobs just to make ends meet. This like stated before brings stress on the parent which in turns brings stress to the child. Children learn from what they see and hear, so that’s why we have good apples and bad ones. So children do not know how to handle the stress of life or do not understand why things are the way they are, when all the responsibility is all on one person. Being a parent period is hard, whether you have two parents or one. But there is great debate that kids are the way they are because of the single parent situation.

Don’t get me wrong you have single parents who children turns out to be good kids and then you have parents who kids just went down the wrong path. But that also goes both ways. The results of the debate indicate that being a parent period is a hard job and that it takes all to help raise a child.

Growing up as child you always wondered why your parents was so hard you and why they pushed education as being very important in order to survive. How they were wrong for not letting you do this and that. Why you had to clean your room and wash dishes after dinner. This was all to instill responsibility in you. Now that you look back after having your own kids and see that they weren’t hard on you all.

Single parents are look down upon because it is written that it takes two parents to raise a child. But in reality a single parents is probably better than having two parents. Because this instill in the child how strong their mother or father are. A single parent has to work twice as hard to make sure that they child get everything they need. Society can not predict how to raise a child because each child is individual with their own personalities.

When a man is raising a daughter he can instill in her all the morals of how a woman should be treated and when it comes to personal things that only female can handle he can call on his mother, aunts and sisters. In my opinion it would be harder for a man to raise a child as single parents because woman are made to stronger than the man when it comes to things like raising children. I give great props to a man that is raising a child on his own whether it is a daughter or a son. Just like it takes a strong woman the same goes for a man. But it is very rarely that you see a single man raising child.

When it comes to single mothers raising a son the same goes for her as it would for the man raising a son. She would have to rely on her father, brothers and uncles to help with things that she could not explain to him. Women are naturally built to take on things like this. If we go back in history the woman stayed home and raised the kids while the man worked to bring home the bacon. But in this day age times has changed and the woman is taking on the responsibility of taking care of the whole house. That’s why it is natural for a woman to raise a child on her own.

In conclusion, it really takes a village to raise a child because there are so many distractions, that wasn’t there when we were growing up. It also takes a strong minded child to survive the entire obstacle that they are going to face once there adults. We learn from our environment and it takes the whole family to help with raising our children. They are our futures and we have to band together to make sure things are right for them.

As a parent I learned that no matter how you raise your children they are going to turn out to be whatever they heart desire. We just have to pray that they follow the right path and not go down the wrong one. Don’t blame yourself if your child turns out to be the opposite of what you want them to be. You did your job and it’s up to them to take what they learn and make a future for themselves. My grandma always told me whatever you’re going to be, be the best at it not matter what it is.

Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

email: enticingresultz@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnticingResultz

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29May/16
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Life’s Memories Photography

Life’s Memories Photography

There are times when words aren’t enough. As a poet, journalist , and author I know this all too well. When a moment comes that words no long have the capability to appreciate, I grab my phone. Like most now we document everything with a picture or screen shot, but even in the sea of camera phones and insta photographers there are gems. Talent can see other talent , real can recognize real .. Enticing Resultz has recognized a photographer with the speciality in creating then capturing the moment.

Brandon Smith, the owner of Life’s Memories, is taking photography to its essence, love. The approach is old school, but works like always. The young artist sees what fuels him to have such an organic and simple motivation to get into this ever growing and changing field. ” Making a moment unforgettable.” A simple formula, it’s “all about the moment.” The vibe is an important thing with the pictures Smith takes , first and last . Making people happy and the photos themselves stand for the best of someone of display. “I see the best of people behind the lens of the camera.” A good photo can make someone’s day , this is so true.

The fact that visuals are so important to express yourself in this digital age, doing that out of sheer love is usually forgotten. Now with a motivation so vintage , the goals must be themselves classic. “This is the moment they’re going to remember forever.”

The dedication to the individual before the site isn’t something all photographers have in mind. It’s obvious to see when work and care has gone into something, even though likes are great, Smith says the first like from the client is all that really matters. If there was more thought on the happiness within the photo then then viewing experience is even that much better for everyone else. Natural smile , happiness in the raw , joy unclothed ; these values are make you value the moment, and the photo that tells that story even more.

Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

email: enticingresultz@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnticingResultz

So if you’re ever in need of someone to help you create any special moments that you want to be in and that would definitely last a lifetime. Please give “Life’s Memories Photography  a call at 804-661-0173 or you send us information what you need to Life’s Memories, 2601 Colony Village Terrace Unit 202, N. Chesterfield, Virginia 23237. You can also find us on social media websites such as Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/our_lifes_memories/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/RLifesMemories), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OurLifesMemories/)

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29May/16
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Pristine emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery,

When given a chance to see a shooting star no one turns down the shot. The chance to see something rare and special draws us in every time. That opportunity has been afforded to us once again, from a truly unique soul. Enticing Resultz was exposed to a songstress who’s clearly here for a purpose. Imani Nakessa, the old soul in a young voice. First hearing her talents years ago, then through the Howard Gospel Choir, and now her videos on YouTube. Ms. Nakessa is always busy and pushing to make her brand of music stand along that of the greats.

While out the day with Imani, she expressed the hope that people would learn to be themselves unapologetically after hearing her. Rooted in gospel from church as a young woman, the spirit is felt when she lets loose. “My grandmother was quiet and strong. Taught me to also have strength in myself.” Learning from both her mother and father that who you are is a reason and a purpose for it. Nakessa feels she knows the purpose for her angelic vocal skills. “Focus on instilling the youth with the knowledge of self and excellence to develop them into those who will build stronger communities. Help make sure they understand that the focus is not to gain white approval, but to build and operate as our own unit as an actual community.”

With vision and dedication she hopes to reach those goals without fear. Imani displays fearlessness with her execution in song and presence, that spirit is all based in her faith, her name literally means “Faith has brought prosperity.”

Not really into today’s scene of hip hop and R&B , Imani draws inspiration from the history in her craft. Black artist and nature being her biggest influence, the sound she supplies is a reminder and refresher for those who yearn for when soul music had soul.FB_IMG_1462388923389

” As of right now there are very few “artists” making real hip hop these days. In my opinion, hip hop and real r&b, not this new age foolery they are claiming to be r&b, will make a huge come back and when that iconic moment hits I would love to stand and be a part of that but as of right now hip hop has gone into hiding working in secret to blow all this other mess away.” Billie Holiday is one of those role models that girls today need but do not have , except for women like Nakessa, who draws strength not from today’s biggest pop artist. Yesterday’s stars still twinkle at her through their music. The twinkle shines through her obviously when you listen to the way she croons Stevie Wonder’s “A ribbon in the sky”.

Growing up differently with two brothers and young sister, whom all are musically inclined also along with her mother. The formula for singing and expression was instilled from birth. “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember so it’s just something I’ve always done. A gift bestowed upon me that can be utilized to heal, to educate, and unify.” The purpose of it all for young Imani is to make a better situation for her people through music directly.

I asked her about an artist responsibility to speak on social matters and if it does matter. “I do think it is culturally important for artists to speak on social issues because at some point you have to realize that your influence is very great and for you to stand with those who stood with you before you reached the status that you have it builds necessary strength among communities.” Those morals and foundation are usually avoided by today’s top selling artists in fear of losing endorsements. That relentless love and undeniable talent will continue to move Nakessa forward with her purpose and find a way to liberate all those that hear her wonderful voice. Keep your ears pealed.

 

Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

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24Feb/16
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Black Lives Do Not Matter

 

 

 

Black Lives Do Not Matter

 

When is enough really enough? Sometimes pain is necessary. Sometimes you have to break the bone then reset it to ensure proper healing. A reminder is at times needed to shake off contentment. More often than not kindness is usually regarded as weakness. Passiveness is used against the non-violent. These are things we already know. We know times are bad or even worse, they’re crazy.

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Lately there’s been more noise than usual about police brutality in our nation. More noise than heard in almost 50 years, but is the noise enough. How effective are the old tactics nowadays – if ever they were. Changes are made in paperwork being legislation and laws. These changes are the talk of the day, but what progress is being made concerning police brutality?

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Dogs, batons, water hoses, guns … These were used in 1963 against people not yet even twenty years of age. Over half a century later and recorded killings of blacks due to police hands are higher than ever. Fifty-three years later and the Voter’s Rights Act that those teens were marching for has been gutted and repealed. Bloody Sunday in Selma, where people were beaten by police and hospitalized in 1965 not even fifty years passed before what they were persecuted for is nearly abolished. What “progress” has really been made?

 

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Now , 2016 …. We face a situation that must be dealt with , it’s been ignored long enough. Last year a study by The Washington Post tallied almost 2 officer involved shootings per day. That’s more than twice the rate the government had recorded over the past decade. At the same time over the last two decades police fatalities, injuries, and assaults are dropping steadily. It’s becoming more safe for officers and more dangerous for citizens at the hands of officers.

An American citizen is eight times more likely to be killed by police than a terrorist, including Isis. Currently there’s a murder at the hands of police every eight hours.

When did this become ok? How is our justice system this corrupt, yet unmeasurably unopposed. The fact is we have been holding the truth in our hands for years. Blacks have been speaking on police issues over 60 years yet they were ignored, because it was happening to “them” and not “us”. The biggest evidence that black lives don’t matter is the fact that after televised abuse and dogs feeding on the skin of black teenagers we had to wait six decades to even be able and say “Black Lives Matter” then be heard. African-Americans are three times more likely to be killed than whites or any other minority. African-Americans are twice as likely to be killed by police while unarmed.

 

This is not new. This is not a phenomenon. This has been happening since 1704 when the first slave patrols were instituted to recapture runaway slaves. Lots of slave patrols actually became police departments in America. From their beginning police in the United States were established to control blacks and recapture runaway slaves. This explains the psychological effects the badge can have on someone, power drunkenness and loss of moral compass. Misconduct complaints are filed on average against 205,200 police officers a year. The court cases to defend these officers are an expense of taxpayers, 1.8 billion dollar annual cost.

The money aside for a second , there is a systemic issue that helps understand why we have the highest amount of civilian deaths at the hands of police officers and also the highest incarceration rate, 2.3 million with 1 million being black according to NAACP.

 

These numbers represent one of the few areas still left that America leads the world in. It’s unacceptable, but yet we accept it everyday. We accept the fact that it takes 1,000 citizens to be killed by police before one indictment is handed down. We now must indict the system. We the people must look at the rate of prosecution for police and demand more. This atmosphere of “kill and get away with it” has to finally be put to an end. The same thing that was on signs over 50 years ago remains on them today, these tactics are not working – never really have. Why ? They don’t really care about us. A recent Princeton study of 1,800 public policies over the last twenty years shows that the wants of the average American only have a minuscule insignificant effect of policies that are enacted. Government is owned by big business, so our demands fall on ears stuffed with hundred dollar bills. We the people have to indict the system that allows this perversion to rot away our trust in a government we pay taxes to. We are not truly represented in any of the 3 branches of government.

 

 

 

 

We the people indict the system for murder in the first degree.

We the people indict the system for miscarriage of justice.

We the people indict the system for perjury.

We the people indict the system for prejudice and discrimination.

We the people indict the system for cruel and unusual punishment.

 

1.2 million law enforcement officials occupy the United States of America.

In 2015, 1,202 people were killed by them. In 2014, 1,110 killed also. We have a case to be heard. Evidence to be presented;

 

Exhibit A: for the people: In a recent survey of police officers in America 43% stated “always following the rules is not compatible with getting the job done.” This speaks to how duties are conducted when the shift begins. A man heading out in the squad car with this outlook on his job is more prone to cutting corners and bending any rule.

 

Exhibit B: The same study found 588,000 officers feel for a criminal to be punished they must take the law into their own hands.

Vigilante mentality occupies nearly half of our entire police force. No thoughts on justice or fair trial first. A mind set like this is what leads a traffic stop to a crime scene.

 

Exhibit C: 52% agree it is not unusual for officers to turn a blind eye to improper conduct of officers, 300,000 have actually witnessed other officers profiling and didn’t report it.

Those vigilante officers are enabled by comrades whose silence is their muted form of participation. Accessories to the crimes committed, oath breakers themselves as they watch their brothers become corrupt in front of them.

 

Exhibit D: The fact the United States government has been found guilty in court for the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on December 8, 1999.

The conspiracy was proven in court and unanimously found guilty by 12 jurors. One of the greatest examples of a Christian, of an American, and of a man that we have in modern times was systematically conspired against and taken away from us by our very own government. The evidence shows that our case holds and that an indictment is past due.

 

No laws enacted, no legislation passed, no changes made. Our tactics no longer have even the smallest effect on how politics plays out today. Presidential candidates can speak on it and entertainment can exploit it, but we need more then conversation now. Actions speak louder always – now they’re the only thing that speak at all. Federal investigations into Ferguson and Chicago show us enough proof that there are clear and present racial motivations behind over half of the police stops conducted. Blacks and minorities are intentionally targeted to secure funds and make quotas for officers. We the people of this great nation can not stand for this. This can not be tolerated or allowed to persist. La’Quan McDonald, a boy killed in Chicago by police after being shot 16 times. His family had to wait over a year for charges to be filed against the police because audio on the dash cams had been intentionally tampered with. The minor changes made to better protect the 99% aren’t given a chance to be effective.

 

We the people are dying.

We the people are not being heard.

We are not being seen.

 

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This is now at a point where it’s our fault. We have yet to update our tactics, we have yet to try new matters to garner attention. Misconduct continues to grow in more areas than just brutality. Sexual assault is the second highest form and growing. Whether it be the raping of 13 black women or forcing prostitues to have sex while all while on duty like in Oklahoma and Nashville respectively. These cases are becoming more frequent, yet and still no changes made. How many deaths must we literally see, last words heard, gasps for breath denied. At what point is it the fault of the people because of our own fear? When is it our responsibility more than the department’s? When is it on is to do more .. More than marches, sit-ins, die-ins, and signs. Are these just our way to act like we have a say so – to act like we care? These redundancies; are they from lack of leadership or courage? Have we lost our heart, has our spirit been quieted forever? Resigning ourselves to a life lived in the shadows, where we have to tell our children to be careful because of their color then not having an answer when they ask is why it is the way it is. Have we accepted this second rate way of life – the tiny 99%

 

There are only tyrants when people enjoy tyranny at some level of society. There is only justice when people no longer seek justice to be absolute. Sometimes the pain is necessary to remind people of their power. Sometimes the pain is required to awaken sleeping Giants. We the people have a case to indict those that are meant to serve the public. Public servants are there to ensure we are respected, protected, and informed. If there is failure in this then reform and change is needed immediately.

 

When the people that built a nation are the target of that nation what does that say about the morals and principles of said nation? When the people that contributed inventions, labor, blood, tears, and countless babies on a countries behalf are not respected and acknowledged for such sacrifices made then those people must ensure by their own means that those sacrifices are remembered and paid the appropriate appreciation. We the people have failed. Failed our ancestors, our children, and ourselves. We have failed to be all we can be. We, the children of God, have failed for the last time. An indictment is to be handed down – from the citizens of the United States of America to the government. We demand acknowledgment, change, and reform. Due process to a speed trial is demanded. It’s been long enough – from Fredrick Douglas , Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Hutton, all the way to Sandra Bland. Enough has been enough. When will black lives finally matter? More importantly, why haven’t

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black lives mattered from the beginning … Why are black lives hated so much?

 

Journalist- Brandon Alexander
Dedicated to the parents of the forgotten , may they live forever

 

 

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24Feb/16
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The preoccupied

 

Why is life the way it is?
Why would the world want to be preoccupied instead of adventurous? Meaning enslaved in work.
So busy one can’t even recognize the obvious in front of their eyes. Unaware that they can’t find the explanation of life.
Life is such a beautiful creation.
So what if the formation changed everything one did day to day?
Would it scared them?
Or make them want to learn more? Dig so deep in finding the meaning, it changed every one in existence. Preoccupied.
Taking one out of there content habitat.
Preoccupied.
Taking the lies they’ve been told and turning them into truth.
Would they ask themselves  questions and demand all the answers.
Help found the problem and solve the solutions.
Preoccupied.
Or would it terrify them to the extreme then make one commit suicide.
Knowing the knowledge one can’t unknow.
Or maybe everyone has too much understanding of this animation.
Is it that horrifying?
One must be subjugated in fantasies to keep them from the veracity. Preoccupied.
One rather just die obliviously.
Insensible is for the ignorant.
Put it in a book and they won’t read it. Preoccupied.
Put it in a book and they’ll stay unmindful.
Got you right where I want you.
Blind and distracted.
Life is this way now.
So get back to work and stay preoccupied.

By: Queen of Europe 

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