Did you miss it? Student Loan Repayment

Did you miss it?
We talked about forgiving student loans you might want to check it out!

No worries you can check out the full episode here: https://atomic-temporary-159224267.wpcomstaging.com/2020/11/27/student-loan-debt-to-forgive-ou-pas/

Here is a peek of what we discussed and as always leave a comment below and tell us what you think.

Should there be a partial or full forgiveness? What about I don’t have kids so why do I have to pay for schools? What do you think about showing moderation maybe $5,000 – $10,000? Are you pessimistic? Do you think there should be some sort of national service, non-violent, caveat? Write it below! 😉 Enjoy…

Student Loan Debt : To forgive ou pas?

Student Debt : To forgive ou pas?

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Gobble Gobble Gobble! Am I boring you alright enough I’ll get to the point.

With the newly elected incoming executive administration, more and more Americans are having conversations about a host of progressive ideas and topics ranging from racial injustice, immigration to climate change and we’re barely touching the surface. Student loan forgiveness is on the lips of folks too. A simple search online can drag up many articles and conversations about it. Heck, Moveon.org has an email marketing campaign about it so one wonders is this really going to happen.

Here are a few points to think about:

1) Let’s say if legislation works in the favor of the Democrats and a bill is passed and implemented if the opposition tries to overturn it similar to the Affordable Care Act they might get shut down. Why well look at the fight to overturn the ACA they recently got rejected because it more or less is working and millions of people have are enrolled. You can’t just take it from them.

2) Should the push be for a partial payment given the current economic situation or a full gesture? If there is a partial payment then people might get frustrated remembering how the other companies and industries were bailed in the past few decades including in 2020 and that reality could negatively impact the Left moving forward. We also have to remember that many CEO’s and others walked away with golden parachutes during severe economic downturns. This angered many Americans and we still see it happening today. It always baffles me how none of these multi-million and billion dollar companies do not have any backup cash or “savings”! Hey Man, where is your 6 months of savings?!?!

3) Another interesting idea to consider is does this come with a stipulation? Caveat? Condition? Some service that is none military such as public defenders, teachers, volunteer healthcare workers or something artistic too. Like maybe communication or media related work for non-profits, governmental entities and private.

Look, I don’t have the answers and I’m just an average grade of weed in the dispensary but student loan forgiveness needs to be discussed, our elected officials need to move forward with this and we must hold them accountable.

Leave us comment below whether good bad or ugly and tell us what you think – use the #sevenmwq!!!

Coming up: Student Loan Debt

Coming up: Student Loan Debt

The student loan debt in 2020 is around $1.6 trillion according to major sources. Wow! Yea right and I thought I had debt. Anyways. This is a big deal. What are the solutions and how do we fix them should be the goal but common sense ain’t always common.

Stay tuned here at the 7 Minutes with Q podcast and we’ll talk more about it. Hey as always leave us a comment and tell us what you think? 👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿

#7MWQ – 5 Worst Interview Questions

What to do if you’re caught off guard in virtual interviews.

aka: Don’t get caught off guard – in virtual interviews.

Video chats, online dating and interviews have gone virtual and become our normal. Leaving a great impression has never been more important.

Today I want to talk to you about interview questions and more specifically the 5 worst interview questions you could be asked.

As always don’t forget to leave a comment and huge thank you to Chris Legier.

Upcoming: The 5 Worst Interview Questions

Upcoming: Worst 5 Interview Questions.

Yep that’s right a new episode is dropping this week so stay tuned.

This week we are going to talk to Chris Legier Host of Show 1002 https://www.show1002.com/ and find out what he thinks are the worst 5 interview questions you could ever be asked. Look COVID-19 has changed our world and getting a new job is right there with all the other changes. Now more than every it is important to be able to handle yourself on camera in a live setting so that you can get hired.

Leave us a comment and tell us what your experiences have been like doing job interviews during the panny. Use the #7MWQ and tell us what you have experienced.

Checkout the video below for a sneak peek at the new episode. 👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿

Chris Legier and Q

Musings about commercial radio

Musings about commercial radio

Yesterday Charlamagne Tha God Co-Host of the Breakfast Club went on to say “Today is not a win. If Biden wins, this is not a win. If Trump wins, this is not a win. […] Today is not a win. If Biden wins, this is not a win. If Trump wins, this is not a win. […] Black people have to continue to work towards justice.” This is a semi-direct quote but trust me he said it and I was dialed in to here it.

Now, don’t get me wrong he isn’t twisted the Host of Donkey of the Day is touching on something important but I think he’s off. For me I’m a man first. Being Black comes after and some may argue I’m a child of God first and foremost but they all reveal one thing – intersectionality. My destiny in justice is tied to justice for others. If Biden wins, it’s a win for me as a human but also a Black man – and yes I’m aware of many of the Biden/Harris bullshit, lies and blunders. But, gave the current state of affairs, I simply trust the devil I know. I guess in the way others can reject racist rhetoric, legislation and corruption all for the sake of power.

I believe a Biden presidency won’t be perfect but we will get answers to these questions: Will there be an end to the muslim ban, some support for DACA recipients and a better response to COVID-19? As a Black man I wonder how many Black folks are impacted by the muslim ban. What are the stories of Black DACA recipients?

These are just the tip of the icebergs in regards to the advantages of a Biden presidency. While I ride for the Black Community we can’t figure that we can do this alone. I look forward to a future where the democrats get their shit together or Black folks and Others fight for change and investment such as really putting money and work behind a third party candidate. These are my thoughts. Leave a comment below whether good, bad or ugly.

7 Minutes With Q: Why all Black people should watch Lovecraft Country

7 Minutes With Q: Why all Black people should watch Lovecraft Country

As promised here you go… Big shoutout to Letrece G for stopping by and dropping gems on us about the show and how it relates to current events. Don’t forget to subscribe by entering your email address to stay up to date on the latest from 7 Minutes With Q and leave a comment below and tell us what you think.

Lovecraft Country Episode 1
Lovecraft Country Episode 1
Lovecraft Country Episode 2
Lovecraft Country Episode 2
Lovecraft Country Episode 3
Lovecraft Country Episode 3

I voted!

Have you? =) C’mon don’t forget to vote – it’s your civic duty and great reason to take the day off!

Have you? =) C’mon don’t forget to vote – it’s your civic duty and great reason to take the day off! Listen I don’t give a damn who you vote for just vote! Alright enough with exclamation points! Ugh…

If you’re still reading this then click on episodes and catch up on some oldies but goodies. New episode covering Lovecraft Country coming this week! 💯

This belongs to HBO!!!

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Leave a comment below and tell us if you voted!!!

Lovecraft Country – Why all black people should watch it!!!

Lovecraft Country – Why all black people should watch it!!!

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Whhhaaattt? This is Afro-Futurism at it’s finest from graphics, detailed production to a compelling storyline HBO’s hit series ‘Lovecraft Country’ is a must see!

There is something to say about period pieces that draws me into the interplay between the characters and this show doesn’t let you down. What’s not to love is a better question. I’m not sure if the decor or wardrobe does it for me but I like forward to themed parties. The production value and set design is spectacular and come award season this show should be raking them in.

Fans of horror this is your show! Monsters, gore, drama and of course suspense abound in this show. If your are a fan of Nightmare on Elm Street, Resident Evil and other popular horror films or shows then this has your name on it.

Another reason to watch Lovecraft Country is the interweaving of historical events throughout the storyline. The story is set in the 1950’s and deals with police brutality, white rage and more. Emmett Till’s story takes center stage in episode 8 and successfully sums up black disgust, anger and emotions that were felt as a result of the incident. We see this personified in the character Diana who seems to have the biggest reaction to that event.

The HBO hit series touches on themes of love, family, homophobia, misogyny and of course Afro-futurism. Atticus, played by Jonathan Majors, and his father Montrose, played by Michael K. Williams, struggle to mend their relationship throughout the show. Atticus tries to reconcile his father’s abusive behavior while subsequently coming to grips with his father’s secret – Montrose is gay. The viewer wonders will this divide the two or bring them together but as the story unfolds we witness them fight to understand each other and they do as the season finale illustrates. I personally am glad they reconciled their differences as they not only went through too much to be at odds with each other but they also had too much on the line to allow that to divide them.

Lovecraft Country is a must watch show that you are missing out on. It’s still available on HBO Max and if you don’t have a subscription ask a friend 😉

Let me know what you think and leave a comment below!

New episode dropping soon reviewing the show in greater detail!

🚨 7 Minutes with Q Podcast | Webcam Etiquette

7 Minutes with Q Podcast | Webcam Etiquette

On the show today we dive into the psyche of an experienced digital marketing professional Anh Nguyen. Advanced in her B2B skills Anh best serves her clients in a consultative role, helping define their marketing planning and guiding implementation.

Anh finds the ever-changing digital marketing landscape energizing and exciting. She also believes that social media has immense value to connect, inform, and educate us. Anh speaks to business groups and non-profits on the power of social media and how to utilize it in their marketing efforts. In addition to speaking engagements, she shares her knowledge and expertise through workshops on personal branding and digital marketing. 

Anh believes that a business professional should have a strong commitment to giving back. She serves as a volunteer and board member for the Arthritis Foundation Houston, as well as volunteering for various Houston-area non-profits. 

She loves travel, dogs, tech tools, social media, foodie adventures, and the Oxford comma. 

Connect with Anh: anhtnguyen.com

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/anhtnguyen170

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AnhTNguyen

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/amplifiedmktg

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/anhn170/

BLLJ: The Black Vote, Black dollar and Hope

BLLJ: The Black Vote, Black Dollar and Hope

In this new episode, Q breaks down the interview between the Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God and VP Biden. We discuss polls, the crime bills on the 1990’s, justice reform, the decriminalization of illegal drugs and more. If these stories resonate with you then click the “FOLLOW” button on the right!

BLLJ: Insecure Ep 7 Recap

BLLJ: INSECURE EP 7 RECAP

🚨 Did you miss it? 🚨

Don’t worry we got you covered check the video below or the audio, if you prefer, and find out what happened on last week’s episode. You’re going to like this one as we talk about the ‘Mile High Club’ 😉

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BLLJ: The Fussings

BLLJ: The Fussings

Talib Jasir Fleming is a podcast producer, author, and advocate for the people and their collective power. He is a creative entrepreneur with over 16 years of professional work in marketing and advertising.

Talib Jasir Fleming is a podcast producer, author, and advocate for the people and their collective power. He is a creative entrepreneur with over 16 years of professional work in marketing and advertising.

Born a twin in Baltimore, MD, he spent his earliest years traversing the backwoods of Maryland’s Eastern Shore under the guardianship of his Great Grandmother. Reared by a village of irrepressible folk, he learned the paramountcy of kinship, love, and the dynamism of language.

Talib is the founder of the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival and Vanguard Podcast Network. He is also a dual certified Life Coach to creatives, entrepreneurs, and podcast creatives. 

Talib received his BA in Public Policy/Urban Studies, Africana Studies and Social Justice (Summa Cum Laude) from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ.

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BLLJ: Insecure Ep 6 Recap

BLLJ: INSECURE EP 6 RECAP

Catch up on Insecure episode 6 with our very own Entertainment Correspondent Cameron King. She fills us in on what is going on in the mind of Issa Rae, we talk about interracial dating/relationships and more.

Don’t forget – Click the FOLLOW button and put your email address in. Leave a comment whether good, bad or ugly and use the hashtag #bllj!!!

Conversations about racism, colorism and Covid-19 in Colombia

Conversations about racism, colorism and discrimination in Colombia

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In this new episode of Bootleg Like Jazz we discuss racism, colorism and discrimination in Colombia and what that looks like during this unprecedented time.

Alexander is the founder of Radio Absurda – “Radioabsurda es una exploración a lo que somos y seremos. Afrocentrico ✊🏿”

Podcast: anchor.fm/radioabsurda

Houston-native Traveon Dinell Rogers is a musician, performing artist, photographer and budding filmmaker who draws inspiration from thought-provoking, authentic representations of culture through multimedia content. Armed with a passionate conviction that stages and screens of all sizes are today’s most powerful educational tools, Traveon demonstrates that scholarly endeavors can be explored beyond libraries, lecture halls, and books. https://www.traveondinellrogers.com/

Cheryl Inokon: Earn, keep, grow and protect money

Cheryl Inokon: How to earn, keep, grow and protect money

“Everyone knows how to earn money, but very few people know how to keep it, grow it, and protect it, and it takes all four to create wealth. I teach women how to do all four of these steps,” this is Cheryl Goldie Inokon’s philosophy toward money. 

Former Bank Executive turned Multi-Million Dollar Fundraiser, and now a Women’s Investment Coach in Los Angeles, Cheryl empowers women to make spending decisions from a place of power. She helps women live the life they envision without depending on anyone else.

Come hang out with Cheryl on Facebook or Instagram: @wisewomeninvest

Don’t forget to follow/subscribe!!! Consider leaving a comment whether good, bad or ugly using #bllj !!!

Coming up – Conversations about Blackness in Colombia

COMING UP – CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BLACKNESS IN COLOMBIA

🚨New episode drops tomorrow at 1 pm cst 🚨

Catch a glimpse of my conversation with Colombian artist Alexander Paz and American artist Traveon Dinell Rogers as we talk about race, colorism and how it all intersects in Colombia.

Coming up – How to keep, grow and protect money

COMING UP – HOW TO KEEP, GROW AND PROTECT MONEY

“Everyone knows how to earn money, but very few people know how to keep it, grow it, and protect it, and it takes all four to create wealth. I teach women how to do all four of these steps,” this is Cheryl Goldie Inokon’s philosophy toward money. 

🚨New episode drops tomorrow at 1 pm cst! 🚨

Did you miss it?

Catch up on Insecure the popular show on HBO with Cameron King here on Bootleg Like Jazz. Get your questions answered, fall in love with your favorite character and relax while entering the world of Issa Rae! Don’t forget to FOLLOW!!!

How to manage your business needs

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS


How to use your business’s needs wisely:
1. PRIORITIZE
2. Set your budget
3. Research
4. PROFIT
5. Click below to find our more…

BLLJ: Meet Jovante Ham CEO of Melanoid Exchange

BLLJ: MEET JOVANTE HAM CEO OF MELANOID EXCHANGE

Jovante Ham on Bootleg Like Jazz podcast

Jovante Ham is from Fort Lauderdale, FL and holds a bachelors of Computer Engineering from Prairie View A&M. He also hold a Masters of Engineering Management from Arkansas state University.

Jovante Ham on Bootleg Like Jazz podcast audio only interview

He is the author of the bestselling novel the Hood Scholar and the CEO of the new e-commerce platform @melanoidexchange which gives minority owned businesses an online website while allowing their products to be seen in their marketplace. They charge no fees and have a marketplace made up exclusively of entrepreneurs of color.

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BLLJ: Insecure Recap EP 5

BLLJ: INSECURE RECAP EP 5

Did you miss it? Catch up on everything that happened on Insecure this past episode. Join us as Cameron King keeps us updated on Issa Rae and all the gossip.

Don’t forget to subscribe, follow and leave a comment using the hashtag #bllj !!!

Checkout Bootleg Like Jazz on Feedspot at:https://blog.feedspot.com/black_podcasts/

Going live

Going live

Catch me live on Instagram tonight at 7pm @bootleglikejazz I’ll be discussing the latest episode of Insecure on HBO, choppin’ it up with the hottest new black e-commerce platform with Jovante Ham from Melanoid Exchange and finishing off with how to keep, grow and protect your money with Cheryl Goldie Inokon from Wise Women Invest!

BLLJ: Should we hold our vote hostage?

BLLJ: SHOULD WE HOLD OUR VOTE HOSTAGE?

🚨 New podcast alert! 🚨

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2020 is an election year and as the impact of the Coronavirus begins to unravel it is clear to see that Black Americans and Latinos are the hardest hit. This pandemic continues to highlight the growing disparities in those communities leaving many voters wondering if they should vote and will their vote even matter. Join Q in this discussion and watch the video and leave a comment – Do you think we should hold our vote hostage or not? Use #bllj when you leave a comment.

BLLJ: Insecure Recap EP 4

Insecure episode 4 recap.

Did you miss it? Don’t worry Bootleg Like Jazz has you covered. Click below and check out Cameron King dishing out the latest of the hit show Insecure on HBO!

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Get a behind the scenes look at a Bootleg Like Jazz with Entertainment Correspondent Cameron King.

Get a behind the scenes look today on Instagram at 7pm c.s.t @bootleglikejazz Entertainment Correspondent Cameron King. We will be discussing Insecure on HBO, Black AF on Netflix and voting. Don’t forget to subscribe and consider making a monetary contribution here: http://www.bootleglikejazz.com

BLLJ: A conversation with Tony Diaz

On the show is Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz

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On the show today is Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz as we discuss the ramifications of Coronavirus on the black and latino populations. We dive into the Harris County mask order that went into effect last week here in Houston, TX and we look at how Covid-19 has been weaponized to target the Democratic base.

Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn an MFA from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He wrote the novel THE AZTEC LOVE GOD and is included in HECHO EN TEJAS: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers edited by Dagoberto Gilb. His essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Texas Observer, CNN.com, the Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post Latino Voices, among others. He edited the textbook “The Mexican American Studies Toolkit”.

Catch up!!!

Catch up on Bootleg Like Jazz

It’s a great Saturday to catch up on Bootleg Like Jazz – click below for a snippet of our recent episode recapping Insecure on HBO. Entertainment Correspondent Cameron King brings you up to speed on what you missed.

BLLJ: Insecure recap EP 3

Do you need to know what you missed on Insecure?

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Did you miss the latest Insecure episode? Well don’t fear our new Entertainment Correspondent Cameron King has you covered. Tune in as Brooown Sugaa tells you what you need to know without any spoilers.

Don’t forget to subscribe, follow and leave a comment whether good, bad or ugly!

BLLJ: What impact will masks have on racial profiling

Will masks orders create a surge in racial profiling?

In this new episode of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q shares resources for those economically impacted by the Coronavirus and discusses the ramifications surrounding wearing masks in public and the impact on race relations among the public and law enforcement.

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Coming UP: A Conversation about racial profiling and government mask orders

COMING UP: A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACIAL PROFILING AND GOVERNMENT MASK ORDERS

Tomorrow, a new episode at 5 p.m. c.s.t here on Bootleg Like Jazz tune in and join out conversation about the potential impact of government orders to cover your nose and mouth in public and how race will play an impact.

Did you miss it – Cameron King

Did you miss it? Don’t worry you still have to time to catch my interview with Cameron King

cameron king headshot
cameron king headshot

Don’t worry you can still catch my interview with one of Houston’s most accomplished radio personalities Cameron King.

Full interview available here: https://bootleglikejazz.wordpress.com/2020/04/21/meet-cameron-king-a-kick-boxer-radio-personality-and-industry-insider/

MEET CAMERON KING A KICK-BOXER, RADIO PERSONALITY AND INDUSTRY INSIDER

MEET CAMERON KING A KICK-BOXER, RADIO PERSONALITY AND INDUSTRY INSIDER

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Cameron King is a bilingual radio programmer and digital strategist. Born and raised in Houston, Tx, she has developed an affinity for the Spanish language throughout her travels to places such as Spain and Costa Rica. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Spanish at the University of Texas at San Antonio, she moved to Puerto Rico to pursue her Master’s in Spanish Translation.

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After moving back to Houston, she hit the ground running to jump start her communications career. As an on-air personality at KPFT 90.1, creating content that is organic, genuine and thought-provoking is her priority. A storyteller from the very beginning, she started as a theater kid at age 10; and as she got older, maneuvered into a multitude of creative spaces. Her goal is to transition from radio into the tv and film industries to appear on-camera, write, direct, and produce.

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Here are a few of the monumental accolades she has received:

  • UTSA’s student-run college newspaper The Paisano and student-run radio station Rowdy Radio
  • UTSA’s student chapter of the American Advertising Federation
  • as a PR intern at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, a culturally-based non-profit organization
  • a Project Manager and Social Media Associate for Nice Media Group, a print and digital media management firm. 
  • a Programmer at Houston’s local community radio station, KPFT 90.1 Black on Both Sides
  • E-board personnel for Fashion Week San Antonio and African Fashion Week Houston

Coming up: Cameron King

Coming up Cameron King

Tune in tomorrow at 5 pm c.s.t to watch my conversation with Cameron King Co-Host of the show Black on Both Sides available on KPFT Houston, TX.

GOING LIVE NOW

Going live now…

Tune in from 7 – 8 pm cst tonight @TerrellQuillin on Facebook. I’ll be talking about current events, having a Q & A session and I’ll interview a popular media personality on public radio Cameron King!

BLLJ presents Natty Poet – Poet, Writer and Speaker

Meet Natasha Carrizosa poet, writer, and speaker. Her work is deeply rooted in her childhood and life experiences. Raised as the daughter of a fierce African-American mother and Mexican father, her writing reflects the dichotomy of these two rich cultures. She is author of mexiafricana, heavy light, and crown. 

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Her work has recently been published in ¡Manteca! – an anthology of Afro-Latino poets and R2: The Rice Review (Rice University.) She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston and countless other cities.

Her love for the arts inspired the creation of natty roots & rhyme – one of the most dynamic poetry open mics in the country. 

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Checkout more of her live performances here:

and also here:

Up next Natty Poet

Up next Natty Poet

New podcast alert tomorrow at 1 pm c.s.t 🚨

Joins us as Natty Poet shares some of her poetry including the piece available in the video below. Enjoy!

A conversation about hope with Vanessa Quillin

A conversation about hope with Vanessa Quillin

Vanessa Rae Quillin is a Teacher, Certified Christian Counselor and Wellness Coach with a B.A. in Psychology from Belhaven University. Her purpose is to help others journey “WELL” through life. Vanessa is passionate about providing practical tools to help others flourish from the inside out. Her counseling platform “Wild Inner Wellness” encourages women and adolescent girls to be unapologetic about their individual wellness journey! Vanessa joins us today to discuss the move to virtual services by places of worship.

Coming up: A new show at 5 pm cst

Upcoming: A conversation with Vanessa Quillin

🚨New podcast episode dropping today at 5 p.m. c.s.t! 🚨

Check out the teaser video to get a glimpse of my conversation with Certified Christian Counselor and Emotional Wellness Coach Vanessa Quillin.

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BOOTLEG LIKE JAZZ: BOSSA NOVA WITH RAÚL

In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Raúl Orlando Edwards joins Q and discusses the history, major contributions and the impact Joao Gilberto had on Bossa Nova.

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In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Raúl Orlando Edwards joins Q and discusses the history, major contributions and the impact Joao Gilberto had on Bossa Nova. We look into Bossa Nova’s rich origin story in the protests movement, similar to Jazz and later Hip-Hop, that would come to influence much of Brazil throughout the mid 20th century. Our conversation doesn’t end there as we dive into the exchange of cultures between many Black American and LatinX/Afro-LatinX musicians – most notably Quincy Jones and Rahsaan Roland Kirk producing their version of Bossa Nova in “Soul Bossa Nova”. Lastly, we spend time discussing the impact the nylon acoustic guitar and Samba had on the South American continent and beyond.

Helpful links:

1) https://www.npr.org/2008/06/02/91087907/the-birth-of-bossa-nova
2) https://www.britannica.com/art/bossa-nova
3) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remembering-bossa-nova-pioneer-joao-gilberto-180972578/

Upcoming: Conversations about Bossa Nova

Click below and watch a snippet from the new show where we dive into the history of Bossa Nova and it’s intersection with Black American music from Raul Orlando Edwards !!!

🚨 New podcast alert 🚨

New show tomorrow at 1 p.m. c.s.t. available here on www.bootleglikejazz.com/episodes – Most importantly go subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Also, click below and watch a snippet from the new show where we dive into the history of Bossa Nova and it’s intersection with Black American music from Raul Orlando Edwards !!! 🎧 🕺🏾

🎥 Alex Qu

Q talks resources for Artists and Entrepreneurs, trends amid pandemic and will we return to normal

Q TALKS RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS, TRENDS AMID PANDEMIC AND WILL WE RETURN TO NORMAL

In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q covers topics ranging from recent trends amid the Coronavirus, resources for Artists, Small Businesses and other economically impacted individuals and organizations and how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing to ask questions about what is essential vs. non-essential. Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/ Houston Arts Alliance COVID-19 resources: https://ready.haatx.com/covid-19 Music by: Matthew Hartnett “No Patience” from the album “Southern Comfort” Director of Cinematography: Alex Q Owner of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett “No Patience” from the album “Southern Comfort”

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q Owner of Bold Media

God Body Bingo – Rapper, Songwriter and Dreamer

Meet God Body Bingo | Rapper, Songwriter and Dreamer

Proudly hailing from the Northside of Houston, Texas, Still Dreamin’ Entertainment’s own God Body Bingo brings a breath of fresh air to the hip hop scene with his powerful voice, witty lyrics, crowd pleasing flows, and his overall versatility. A rising star in the music scene in Houston, TX, God Body Bingo aims to reach the masses with good music and serve his community any way he can. Allow me to introduce: God Body Bingo!

Recorded at The Barron Collective Houston, TX

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from “Southern Comfort”

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q

Executive Producer and Host: Q

Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

In this latest installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q critiques the web series hosted by Anthony ONeal. Offering a perspective built on anthropological rhetoric, current events and a wealth of knowledge, BLLJ delivers compelling insights on the state of black culture, financial independence and combating social injustice. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications!!!

Director of Photography: Alex Q of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from the album Southern Comfort “No Patience” and “Thursday Night”.

Recorded at The Barron Collective in Houston, TX.

Upcoming: Q discusses wealth, entrepreneurship and looking rich vs. being rich

Upcoming: Q discusses wealth, entrepreneurship and looking rich vs. being rich

Videography by: Bold Media (Alex Q) recorded at Barron Collective Houston, TX. Music by Matthew Hartnett.

Tomorrow, Bootleg Like Jazz will air a new episode pontificating on topics such as: privilege, education and financial literacy. If these topics resonate with you then subscribe, comment and share!

Have you subscribed yet? Well, you should and you should do it now! Thank you.

Videography by: Bold Media (Alex Q) recorded at Barron Collective Houston, TX. Music by Matthew Hartnett

Catch up on Bootleg Like Jazz

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Bootleg Like Jazz presents Lupe Mendez – Tequila, Poetry and Readings from his award winning novel

Why I Am Like Tequila
A collection of poems | Welcome to Willow Books
Q from Bootleg Like Jazz interviews Lupe Mendez Author of his award winning poetry collection “Why I Am Like Tequila”

Recent winner of the John A. Robertson Prize for 1st Book of Poetry 2020 Bootleg Like Jazz is excited to have Lupe Mendez on the show today. Lupe Mendez is the author of the poetry collection Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019). He earned an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the University of Texas at El Paso and has literary work that has appeared in Hunger Mountain, Kenyon Review, Poetry Magazine and Gulf Coast. Recorded at Cuchara Restaurant on Fairview Street in Houston, TX.

Originally from Galveston, TX, Lupe (Writer//Educator//Activist) is the author WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA (Willow Books, 2019) and works to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. Lupe co-hosts INKWELL – a collaborative podcast creation between Tintero Projects and Inprint, placing a monthly spotlight on Regional, National and International Latinx writers and other Writers of Color. Mendez has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Macondo and the Crescendo Literary/Poetry Foundation’s Emerging Poet Incubator. Mendez currently serves as the Literary Outreach Coordinator for Poets & Writers Inc. for Houston.

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Q and Lupe Mendez choppin' it up
From left to right: Q and Lupe Mendez at Cuchara Restaurant in Houston, TX

Coming soon, a conversation with Poet Lupe Mendez

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Location: Cuchara Restaurant

Say hello to Dr. Keisha Davis – Trainer, Dancer and founder of AskPath

Keisha Davis is a trained physician in pathology as well as a classically trained African and Caribbean dancer for over 15 years.

Keisha Davis is a trained physician in pathology as well as a classically trained African and Caribbean dancer for over 15 years. During that time she physically trained hard and has developed a weight training, full body workout and aerobic routine that she believes will work for the busy professional. Dr. Keisha has used online training for dance classes and strongly believes in its effectiveness. She believes that the traditional gym does not always exist and sometimes online coaching is best for a client’s busy life and just as effective.

For more, check out the interview…

Q interviewing Dr. Keisha Davis with Alex Quillen in the studio at Barron Collective
Bleu Treasure ; VoyageHouston

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Music by: Idyll Green

BLLJ: Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees.

Website: http://www.underground333.com

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees. Our primary goal is to join as a community to support small businesses in Galveston County and abroad. Join us for food, art, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and performances from local civic groups all in an environment to promote, cultivate and curate local businesses.

From left to right: Jac’Qulinne Chinn and Julenne Brown.

Check the full interview with Underground 3:33 Vendors Market here:

Music by: Idyll Green

Videography by: Alex Quillen

BLLJ: Julenne and Jac’qulinne from Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base; while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees.

It’s official – THE MARKETPLACE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES WITH LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS, PERFORMANCES FROM LOCAL ARTISTS & GROUPS. 

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base; while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees. Our primary goal is to join as a community to support small businesses in Galveston County and abroad. Join us for food, art, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and performances from local civic groups all in an environment to promote, cultivate and curate local businesses.   

Left to right: Jac’qulinne Chinn, Julenne Brown and Q

The event will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at The Showboat Pavilion which is located at 416 6th Street N. in Texas City, TX 77590. Locals are invited to shop and support small businesses as well as enjoy entertainment from local artists and community organizations. “We wanted to create a space for local small business owners to connect with the surrounding community and have the opportunity to have a venue to engage with potential clients and networkwith fellow small business owners,” said Jacqulinne Chinn and Julenne Brown, event coordinators. 

This Unapologetically Ambitious initiative is a moment to springboard and encourage the community at large to shop locally, as well as cultivate the talent/ art in the area. “As a small business owner with limited capital, it is hard to get your product out there, and I am so excited and thankful that I am a registered vendor,” said, Shirley Wilson, Co-Owner of Couture Cravings. 

For more information on UNDERGROUND 3:33 and the upcoming calendar of events please visit http://www.UNDERGROUND333.com and follow their social media handle @MarketUnderground333 on all social media platforms.

BLLJ: Underground 333 Vendors Market

Joining together as a community to support small businesses in the surrounding area.

Joining together as a community to support small businesses in the surrounding area. UNDERGROUND 3:33 is a market created to give entrepreneurs a platform to promote themselves and broaden their customer base.

Interview coming soon with Underground 3:33 Vendors Market so subscribe and turn on notifications. Get your tickets to the event now and support a local business.

BLLJ : Would you want to know?

BLLJ: Would you want to know when you are going to die?

With the recent news that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and 7 other passengers passing away in a helicopter crash Sunday, conversations about our mortality can be heard from street corner to office rooms. Some compare this to the death of many notable celebrities such as: Michael Jackson, Prince and John Lennon just to name a few. Still, the shock of how sudden it occurred plus the blundering of the information being leaked added to the suspense of the day. We were on the edges of our seats.

This moment brings up many feelings and emotions. Pain, grief, anger, confusion. We want answers. Folks look for understanding and rationale but come up empty. We wonder and wonder until before long we’re putting ourselves in their shoes. We try to empathize. Imagine what could be going through their minds. This moment prompts the question: would you want to know the date of your death? Would you want to know when you were going to die?

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment and use #bllj

Genesis Evans on Bootleg Like Jazz discussing New York fashion week, Entrepreneur life and her Garifuna roots

Genesis Evans on Bootleg Like Jazz discussing NY fashion week, her Garifuna roots and Afro-Latinidad

Genesis Evans and Q at Cuchara Restaurant

Genesis Evans was born in New Orleans, LA and currently resides in Houston, TX. She was crowned Ms. Honduras Houston and as a result has participated in multiple pageants. In October 2017 she was crowned Miss Teen Turismo Model Universe and in 2018 Genesis represented Honduras at Miss Lumiere International World in Singapore and Malaysia.

Genesis Evans, Q at Cuchara Restaurant

In 2019, Genesis directed and organized the first Miss Raices Fashion Show in Houston to fundraise for an orphanage in Honduras. Although Genesis was born in the United States, her maternal and paternal grandparents originated from Garifuna communities in Honduras. She is the owner of Genesis Modeling Agency where she coaches and directs other models.

Cuchara restaurant
View from the front door.
Setting up #entrepreneurlife

Should I live abroad?

Should I live abroad?

Podcast alert 🚨🚨🚨- I personally believe everyone should travel abroad but should everyone live abroad for a short time period. Checkout part 1 of my series about living abroad. Don’t forget to subscribe and consider supporting me at http://www.patreon.com/bllj

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NYE 2019 recap

A little bit of what I did during NYE 2019… Big shoutout to @danceafrikana for the support and if you haven’t been to @matchouston then you’re missing out!!! 📸 @alexqbd
@danceafrikana

A little bit of what I did during NYE 2019… Big shoutout to @danceafrikana for the support and if you haven’t been to @matchouston then you’re missing out!!! #bootleglikejazz #emcee #independentartist #bllj #dance #caribbean #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #panafrican #dashiki 📸 @alexqbd @danceafrikana

Q from @bootleglikejazz 📸 Alex Q

Raúl Orlando Edwards and Latin Week Houston 2020 – 25 years of performances, productions and community engagement

Founded by Panamanian-Jamaican artist, Raul Orlando Edwards, Latin Week Houston is the result of over 25 years of performances, productions and community engagement.

This interview was conducted on the Nuestra Palabra show at KPFT Houston studios on December 24, 2019.

Founded by Panamanian-Jamaican artist, Raul Orlando Edwards, Latin Week Houston is the result of over 25 years of performances, productions and community engagement. A journey that began in 1993, Raul has always understood the power the arts have in bringing communities together, in raising awareness on issues, and in transforming lives in a positive way. The City of Houston’s growth in population continues to attract people from around the world which has earned it the designation as “Most Diverse City”. Though an honorable distinction, many areas of the arts do not reflect this fact, especially when looking at Latin American arts presentations. The latter, almost exclusively focuses on the European influences with very little regard to the other major areas that are part of the culture. It is accurate to say that Latin American culture is not Latin American without the Indigenous, the European, the Gypsy and the African. For so long, little or no attention has been given to the undeniable influence Indigenous and African contributions have had in the shaping of the arts, culture and lifestyle in Latin America. This lack of representation was one of the factors that inspired Latin Week Houston. Another factor in the artist’s vision was the fact that though the City of Houston ranks in the top five most populated cities in the country, it did not have an event that strongly and permanently presented the convergence of cultures, music and traditions in one event. Our mission is simple: showcase all influences with dignity and respect while preserving Latin American arts for years to come. From the traditional to current trends, Latin Week Houston’s incredible roster of artists seeks to expose the City of Houston and beyond, with the beauty, the passion and the exuberant energy contained in the many influences that contributed in making Latin American arts what they are today.