Throwback Thursday – Student Loan Forgiveness

The Biden administration is expected to extend payment pause for student loan borrowers through August 2022. This would be the sixth extension of the pandemic-era relief policy staying loan payments for the tens of millions of Americans with student debt. Check out the episode for more…

According to CNBC.com, The Biden administration is expected to extend payment pause for student loan borrowers through August 2022. This would be the sixth extension of the pandemic-era relief policy staying loan payments for the tens of millions of Americans with student debt. The Biden administration has expressed reluctance to resume the payments before it has come to a decision on loan forgiveness.

What are your thoughts… Should student loans be partially forgiven or fully forgiven? @jamiraburley

Check out my episode I did on student loan forgiveness back in 2020…

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Full | French Phrase Of The Week – Je Vais Manger

Full | French Phrase Of The Week – Je Vais Manger

Je Vais Manger… The “Je Vais” sentence structure is extremely important for anyone wanting to learn French. You will use the expression so much that’s not even funny. Click below to find out more. Full episode dropping this week so go ahead and follow us so that you don’t miss the latest from us 

In this show, we dive into actions such as eating, going to bed, going to work, and going out to eat. Available in the episode will be pronunciation suggestions, visuals, and time sequences. If these stories resonate with you, like, subscribe, and reshare.

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Trailer Alert – French Phrase Of The Week – Je Vais Manger…

Trailer Alert – French Phrase Of The Week – Je Vais Manger…

Je Vais Manger… The “Je Vais” sentence structure is extremely important for anyone wanting to learn French. You will use the expression so much that’s not even funny. Click below to find out more. Full episode dropping this week so go ahead and follow us so that you don’t miss the latest from us 🔥🔥🔥

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Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

#ThrowbackThursday – Let’s talk about Relationships, Exes, and Dating during Covid-19

#ThrowbackThursday

Let’s talk about relationships – Exes and Dating during Covid-19

Let’s talk about relationships – Exes and Dating during Covid-19

Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

French Phrase Of The Week

Je vais manger…

I want to go eat. I’m going to eat. I’m gonna eat. “Je vais” is a fascinating sentence structure in French which is often used to express a desire to do something. You can use it to talk about the future whether in the next second or any moment beyond. Sorry I got very grammar nerdy but fuck it sometimes it’s cool. Yes, you can substitutes “manger” for any verb you want or any action want. For example, I’m going to bed, I’m going to work, and I’m going could be said as, “Je vais au lit, Je vais au boulot, Je vais sortir” in that order. The “JE” has a “jhuh” sound almost like pronouncing the beginning of “junk”. “Vais” can be said as, “Vay/Vae/Vai” like way but with a “v”. “Manger” is pronounced as “Man-jay”. “Au” = o, “Lit” = Lee, “Boulot” = boo-low, “Sortir” = Sore-tear… There you go – Enjoy!!!

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#TBT on THE 7 MINUTES WITH Q PODCAST

#TBT ON THE 7 MINUTES WITH Q PODCAST

My Thoughts On Reparations…

In the past few years there has been a lot of talk in support of reparations for Black Americans. Some want checks others want free healthcare and a niche market want no taxes. I have side stepped this topic in the past and really for no specific reason. Last week that changed, I had a conversation with a couple about this subject and I assumed the stars aligned to tell me go ahead and share your opinion. Well, here it is. This is going to go a little longer than 7 minutes so bear with me but you will get my thoughts. If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, reshare and comment. Show us some love.

Full episode available below:

https://bit.ly/3IHf0wt

Alfajores Tuesday With Sweets By Belen

Alfajores Tuesday With Sweets By Belen

Do you think it will stick? Haha

Q drops into Sweets By Belén and samples her alfajores, discusses her experiences as a Afro-Latina and her journey to becoming an Entrepreneur.

La Tienda más Dulce del Mundo en Houston

Full episode available below :

Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

Self-Care Checklist

Self-Care Checklist

I know I need a reminder every now and again. 🤪 But this is what I have to say…

“If WHAT you’re creating, contributing, and capitalizing on has any purpose to solve a problem then individuals are going to want to have you around.” – Q

Photo Credit = @constancerechelle

Happy MLK Day!!!

What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr meant to me…

I don’t know when Dr. King became important to me but he has for sure had a tremendous impact on me. I remember exploring his writings about non-violent civic engagement/disobedience. Listen, being a guy who at times goes against the grain, I naturally gravitated to this philosophy and definitely romanticized the civil rights era. During those times of personal development I leaned heavily into the speeches, writings, themes and events that shaped this period of time. Some days I’d read and listen to whole speeches for leisure. Being a podcaster it should come as no surprise that I am a fan of his voice. Man I could listen to him for hours. Well, as the day comes to a close let’s not forget the reason for the holiday – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – MLK

Here is what Dr. King means to me:

🚨 New Post Alert 🚨

🚨 New Post Alert 🚨

Here is a snippet from a practice session I had improvising the chord progression for “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” by Bobby “Blue” Bland. The song uses Am7, Bm7, Dm7, C, F, FMaj7, Em7, and different variations on the previous list – if you’re interested. Remember, this is a practice session and I’m an Artist and I’m…

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Q practicing to a song from Bobby Bland
Q practicing to a song from Bobby Bland

Coming up… What are your thoughts about Harris County’s new policy “Fair Chance”

Coming up… What are your thoughts about Harris County’s new policy “Fair Chance”

Harris County Commissioners adopted a plan last Tuesday from Harris Attorney Christian Menefee to remove barriers for job candidates with criminal histories who apply for positions with the county.

The “Fair Chance Policy” was approved by a vote of 3-2.

The plan bans most Harris County agencies from including questions about criminal history on job applications.

Let us know what you think about this in the comments. Are we going in the correct direction for criminal justice reform or not?

We’re back…

We’re back…

Happy 2022 we hope your new year is off to a great start!!!

A new season of shows starting this week so stay tuned for more on culture, current events, entrepreneurship, and music.

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Taking a break

Taking a break

We’re taking a break and this will be our last post of the year. We’ll be back in action in January. Wishing you happy holidays and a peaceful New Year!

The French Version of Santa Claus 

French Version of Santa Claus

Did you know that Santa Claus is “Le père noël” in #french… Here’s a phonetic way of pronouncing the phrase “luh pear no L” 😁 It looks funny but this happens to be an easy way to pronounce Santa Claus sort of similar to the way les françaises say lol. That was a little frenchglish! Stay tuned for more holiday phrases in french.

Catch up this weekend…

Catch up this weekend…

Thinking of staying in on this chilly morning then why not catch up on The 7 Minutes with Q Podcast. New episodes are available below. While you are at it go ahead and subscribe so don’t miss anything in the future.

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My $0.02 – Can money solve all our personal, political, and social problems…

Can money solve all our personal, political, and social problems… My $0.02

Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

What if social justice, economic equality, and dismantling corruption never happen?

🚨 New episode alert 🚨 What if social justice, economic equality, and dismantling corruption never happen?

People say “Nobody owes you anything” but I add “Nobody owes you anything especially treating you right.” What do you think? Here are my ideas below remember I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit (Erykah Badu). If these stories resonate with you like, subscribe, and reshare.

Trailer alert – Does voting matter?

Trailer alert – Does voting matter?

I don’t think it does. Do you? When was the last time you voted? What were the results? How many people do you know that voted? I don’t have all the answers but I am willing to have the conversation. Let’s talk about it does voting even matter any more?

If these stories resonate with you, like, subscribe, and reshare.

Happy Monday

Let’s talk… Do we really want change?

Let’s talk… Will we ever see progress? What’s the impact of symbolic gestures of progress on society? Listen I don’t have all the answers but I’m willing to get the conversation started… If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, and reshare 🔥 Full show coming soon

A quick translation of “Lady Marmalade”

A quick translation of “Lady Marmalade”

Believe it or not this song is very simple and straightforward to understand. Check out the video or audio link below and learn the lyrics behind one of the most popular songs in American music history.

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Have you subscribed?

Join our discussions! We appreciate your support and feedback on episodes released thus far. Thank you all for being loyal listeners and viewers. Enjoy our discussions? Head over and subscribe here on our website. What’s your favorite episode so far?

Trailer – My thoughts on Reparations

9 times out of 10 when I find myself in these conversations the other party brings up the fact that nothing in life is free. They go on and on about it. They say, “Why should I have to pay?”, “Throughout history there are repeated examples of people being exploited. It is just what it is”. Well, I disagree. I share my opinions below about the topic and I welcome your input. If these stories resonate with you like, reshare and subscribe.

Did you miss it?

Did you miss it?

My thoughts on Reparations and other musings

My thoughts on reparations and other musings

🔥🔥 THIS IS AN EXTENDED EPISODE 🔥🔥

In the past few years there has been a lot of talk in support of reparations for Black Americans. Some want checks others want free healthcare and a niche market want no taxes. I have side stepped this topic in the past and really for no specific reason. Last week that changed, I had a conversation with a couple about this subject and I assumed the stars aligned to tell me go ahead and share your opinion. Well, here it is. This is going to go a little longer than 7 minutes so bear with me but you will get my thoughts. If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, reshare and comment. Show us some love.

Coming up… My thoughts on reparations

Coming up… My thoughts on reparations

Coming soon – I’m going to share my thoughts on reparations for the Black Community. What are your thoughts? Full episode coming tonight at: http://www.bootleglikejazz.com !!!

How my views on Christianity changed and other ramblings from a church kid

How my views on Christianity changed and other ramblings from a church kid

“I’m an Artist and I’m sensitive about my shit!” – Erykah Badu

Watch this video with that energy from the Queen from Dallas Texas. If these stories resonate with you, like, subscribe and reshare – show us some love!!!

Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

Trailer – My thoughts on Christianity …

Trailer – My thoughts on Christianity …

Here are some of my thoughts on legalism in the context of religion and faith. What are your thoughts? Leave us a comment below, like and/or reshare!!! ⚡️

FULL EPISODE COMING SOON 🔥

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Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

#TBT: A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

#ThrowBackThursday: A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

Happy Friday Eve!!! You made it haha… Nice, listen click the video below and watch my thoughts on the Underdogs leveling up. I critique a video from YouTube that talked about black history, economics and choices using a focus group of Black Americans. Leave a comment below if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe.

Français 101: What does “voulez vous” mean?

Français 101: What does “voulez vous” mean?

The wait is over click below and find out what it means, how to use and how it sounds. If these stories resonate like, subscribe, reshare and show us some love.

French phrase of the day – Voulez Vous…

French phrase of the day – Voulez Vous…

“Voulez vous” literally means “would you like to, do you want to, want to” in French. You will also hear the singular or everyday use as “tu veux, veux-tu, bref” which means the same thing “would you like to, do you want to, want to” in French. Tune in Thursday at 7 pm here on BootlegLikeJazz.com and you’ll hear how it sounds. Don’t forget to subscribe go ahead and enter your email so you can stay up to date with the latest from The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast 🔥⚡️🔥

Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: Let’s talk about relationships, exes and dating during Covid-19

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY : Let’s talk about relationships, exes and dating during Covid-19

Meet Peter R. Dowdy – We talk Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cryptocurrency and Card Games

Meet Peter R. Dowdy – We talk Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cryptocurrency and Card Games

In our society, whether we like to admit it or not, it’s almost impossible to become a member of the 1%. Unless you’ve had generational wealth, a brilliant idea (remember that for reference later), or you are a star athlete. And even then, you’ll still face challenges of being accepted into the ‘secret society.’ So as a young black American, sorry to say, our choices are limited, and sometimes they possibly drive us to do the unthinkable. As a high school freshman, I knew I was destined to change the world in a major way but didn’t know how. With entrepreneurial inspiration always around, I had pretty much no excuse of how to make something out of nothing. But where to start? Around this time of the early 2000s, my only venture was bootleg CDs. I knew that wasn’t going to make me millions unless I was selling my OWN music, which at the time, I wasn’t. All I did was play games, but with the games I played, it wasn’t going to make me a millionaire. I loved playing Monopoly, but as others played to understand the philosophy of the real estate and purchasing within the game, I focused on the concept of how the money was made and its function. Think about it! Here we were playing an intense game making fictional purchases of land and businesses and NO ONE was questioning the fact that we were playing with money that we couldn’t use anywhere else. This was made up money and it had a use! Fuck everything else about Monopoly. THAT, that was the key part. It had a use. It wasn’t the normal money we used, but my God, it had a use.

Check out the links below and learn more about his creation. If these stories resonate with you, like, subscribe and reshare.

Trailer – What is Qoinship?

Trailer – What do you know about Qoinship?

Peter Dowdy, founder of Qoinship, joins us this week to discuss his newest business venture. Cryptocurrency is slated to change the financial landscape for decades to come or longer. If you don’t know, cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography offering clients anonymity – which is what we all want. This week a Bitcoin ETF hit the NYSE for the first time ever. This is big news and great news for investors in Bitcoin specifically. If you want to know more, click the link below and learn about an emerging crypto business.

Coming this week – Peter Roshan

Coming this week – Peter Roshan aka @picturemepedro

We will talk about his mission to create 1 million millionaires, his new card game titled “Stereotypes” and more. Go ahead and subscribe so you don’t miss anything new!

Meet Ahngelea Bright

Meet Ahngelea Bright

Tax-Keeping By AC specializes in virtual bookkeeping and tax services by providing small businesses insightful knowledge to increase growth and profitability.

Here’s an excerpt from her Instagram page, “One of the biggest mistakes I see small business owners make is not keeping track of all their business expenses.

Not being knowledgeable about all the legitimate business tax deductions can cost you thousands.

Having a strategy is key!

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Catch up on what you missed

Catch up on what you missed

Trailer – Common business deductions with Ahngelea Bright

Trailer – Common business deductions with Ahngelea Bright

Certified Public Bookkeeper and Tax Preparer Ahngelea Bright stops by and shares his wisdom for maximizing your financial goals. The numbers wizard gives her opinion of business expenses, healthcare and long term investment planning. More can be found here: https://taxkeepingbyac.com/

If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, reshare show us some love.

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#TBT: 5 Worst Interview Questions

#TBT: 5 Worst Interview Questions

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Here is a brief list of our top 5 interview questions to help you stay ready. Everybody brushes up on their interviewing skills but you don’t want to be caught off guard you know, and you want to make sure you control the narrative. Remember, this is all a game. Like, reshare and leave us a comment below.

Special Guest: Chris Legier http://www.show1002.com

Coming up a conversation with Tax Keeping By AC – Ahngelea Bright

Coming up a conversation with Tax Keeping By AC

Tax season is around the corner are you ready? Well, I know someone who can help you get there stay tune and subscribe so don’t miss out conversation with one of Houston’s finest recordkeeping companies, “Tax Keeping By AC”.

To hold you over here a few positive money mindset tips to know:

  1. Money is a resource to accomplish Goals
  2. There’s no need to blindly waste that resource
  3. You can learn how to properly manage money
  4. Planning how to utilize your money will take you further

What are your thoughts – Did the photographer go too far?

What are your thoughts – Did the wedding photographer go too far? 🤔

Here’s the story, a photographer posted on Reddit’s “Am I The A**hole” forum last month explaining why she deleted photos from a wedding. Apparently, the photographer was refused a 20 minute break and a plate of food by the bridal party. What you should know is that she is a friend of the newlyweds, was originally scheduled to attend the wedding as a guest but switched to a photographer when asked to step in when they were short. She agreed and guess how much she decided to charge them, $250.00 for about 7 hours of work. 👀 What a deal, right?!?! Well, things didn’t go as planned. According to Newsweek, when the photographer approached the newlyweds about taking a break and grabbing a bit to eat at the venue she was refused and given an ultimatum by the couple. “Either be the photographer or not!” Well you already know what she decided – was she wrong?

Full story available here: https://bit.ly/2WEViiv

Let us know below who was out of pocket!!!

What happened this week?

Did you miss it?

#TBT – Meet Jha Allen – Digital Marketing Guru

#TBT – Meet Jha Allen – Digital Marketing Guru

Jha is a seasoned Content Strategist who teaches small business owners and entrepreneurs how to create strategic branded content through one-on-one consulting and coaching programs.
For the past 5 years, Jha has been defining, then redefining, the key elements to building a solid brand in our fast-paced digital world. As the Founder of her two brands, Jha Allen LLC and Connections Hub, she has implemented her self-taught skills and fiery passion in her own businesses and is now teaching Consultants, Coaches, and Public Speakers how to build their personal and business brands through various forms of online content.

Her passion lies in connecting with other people and being the missing link that connects brands to their target clients and customers. Jha is on a mission to help coaches, consultants and speakers build their brands through genuine and strategic connections.
She’s a Houston native and contributes greatly to her community through community-building activities and volunteering.

Online Businesses that require little to no money

Online Businesses that require little to no money

Ever wanted to start a side hustle but have limited funds? Look into some of these alternatives!

Drop Shipping
Blogging
Video Creation like YouTube
Info Products like E-Books
Affiliate Marketing

REWIND: Negrita Come Coco

REWIND: Negrita Come Coco

La Negrita Come Coco es un personaje que promueve la cultura popular dominicana mediante la web y las redes sociales. Lucha por la aceptación de los orígenes afrodescendientes en la sociedad y, de modo jocoso, denuncia las desigualdades presentes en el país.

Todo el contenido de su sitio web y redes sociales, se elabora desde un punto de vista periodístico y en base a entrevistas e  investigaciones previas. 

Su nombre se debe a que en República Dominicana las personas suelen utilizar ese término para discriminar a la mujer de piel oscura y pelo crespo. De este modo, la Negrita se apropia del nombre y se burla de aquellos llenos de prejuicios, demostrándoles que cualquiera con esas características físicas puede ser inteligente y capaz.

Además —con su cuerpo curvilíneo, pelo crespo y piel tostada— muestra que sin importar cómo nos veamos, lo importante es valorarnos.

La Negrita Come Coco is a character who promotes Dominican popular culture through the web and social networks. She fights for the acceptance of Afro-descendant origins in society and, in a humorous way, denounces the inequalities present in the country.

All the content of her website and social networks are prepared from a journalistic point of view and based on previous interviews and research. 

The name originates from Dominican Republic people who often use that term to discriminate against women with dark skin and curly hair. In this way, La Negrita appropriates the name and makes fun of those full of prejudices , showing them that anyone with these physical characteristics can be intelligent and capable.

Plus — with her curvy body, curly hair, and tan skin — she shows that no matter how we look, the important thing is to value ourselves.

Meet Indhira Suero Creator of Negrita Come Coco

Meet Indhira Suero Creator of Negrita Come Coco

Indhira Suero is a cultural journalist, columnist, broadcaster, press analyst and university professor. She is also the creator of the Negrita Come Coco, a character that promotes popular Dominican culture through social networks.❤️ More can be found here: https://negritacomecoco.com/

Coming up a conversation with Cultural Journalist Indhira Suero about her Digital Character “Negrita Come Coco”

Trailer alert – A conversation with Cultural Journalist Indhira Suero about her Digital Character “Negrita Come Coco”

FULL EPISODE DROPS TOMORROW 🔥🔥🔥 – don’t forget to subscribe.

Listen to Indhira explain the back the story behind “Negrita Come Coco” a creation of the Afro-Latin Artist that explores the Black Diaspora and Dominican culture. Full episode dropping soon here on http://www.bootleglikejazz.com – if these stores resonate with you reshare this post, like it and subscribe to this podcast.

Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday – Coming up a conversation with Cultural Journalist Indhira Suero

Coming up a conversation with Cultural Journalist from The Dominican Republic Indhira Suero right here on The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast.

Indhira Suero is a cultural journalist, columnist, broadcaster, press analyst and university professor. She is also the creator of the Negrita Come Coco, a character that promotes popular Dominican culture through social networks. Check out her website here: https://negritacomecoco.com/

Go ahead and subscribe/follow so you don’t miss this great interview!!!

#TBT – REWIND with Araceli Avionn – Engage, Excite and Empower

#TBT – REWIND with Araceli Avionn – Engage, Excite and Empower

Happy throwback Thursday did you miss the show with Araceli Avionn well here is your chance to watch it again. In this episode, Araceli and I discuss African-American women in Corporate America, Emotional Intelligence and more.

Araceli Avionn is a motivated leader whom mentors, coaches, and empowers others to create and obtain goals in their personal and professional lives. Her mission is to “Engage, Excite, Empower” others by utilizing her personal skillset and life lessons to reach greater heights in education and leadership.

Araceli earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Houston, a Master of Business Administration from The Institute of Florida Technology and a Certification of Professional in Human Resources from HR Certification Institute. Upon graduating from the University of Houston in 2009, Araceli began her career managing in retail logistics distribution, relocating to Nashville, Tennessee for one year and ultimately find her way back to Houston to build her career in leadership.  While balancing a career and motherhood, she has transitioned into senior leadership roles within the Logistics and Manufacturing field.  Her love and passion for leading, teaching and mentoring helped to guide her to a path of following her dream of becoming an Adjunct Professor for the University of Houston Downtown. The transition allowed her to empower not only the leaders in the current workforce but inspire individuals whom are finding their passion within school and working towards building a career. 

Araceli is the proud mom of an eight-year-old son Aidan, the light in her life. She and her son love to travel the world together to which they pick a new location to share for their birthdays. One of their favorite things to do is, try new restaurants.

Araceli has been awarded in corporate leadership as a “High Performer in Leadership” amongst Senior Leaders.  She has also received the “Above and Beyond Achievement Award” for the leadership and development of her teams. An “Innovation Award” was also present to Araceli which highlights process and leadership improvements to which she has implemented

New video – What does J’ai mean in French?

New video – What does J’ai mean in French?

Salut le monde ça va? 😜 Here is the video I promised describing how to use J’ai to talk about yourself.

French Phrase of the Day – J’ai

French Phrase of the Day – J’ai

“J’ai” yes that is the phrase today it means “I have”. As you can tell, it can be used a variety of ways to describe yourself. Tonight I’m going to drop a video showing you how you can use the phrase to talk about yourself. If you learned something new go ahead and give us a follow, reshare or like.

Meet Big Xodia – Houston’s Fastest Rapper

Meet Big Xodia – Houston’s Fastest Rapper

Big Xodia is a rapper that harnesses multiple genres to portray his message using melodic riffs and harmony. Big Xodia gets his name from the Egyptian God card from Yu-Gi-Oh definitely a force to be reckoned with 🔥🔥🔥 @chrizvoice

Trailer alert – Big Xodia | Faster Rapper in Houston

Trailer alert – Big Xodia | Faster Rapper in Houston

Big Xodia joins the show and gives us a verse live on the show click below to hear him. Full episode drops tomorrow 7 pm cst.

Meet The Houston Afro Creole Music Festival

Meet The Houston Afro Creole Music Festival

Glen from The Houston Afro Creole Music Festival is back again this year and you don’t want to miss it. Saturday October 2nd from 3 till you will be able to experience some of the best Caribbean Artist out now – from zouk to zydeco and everything in between and around it, taking a selfie from this event will be a vibe 🔥 Some of the Artist will be: Asa Bantan, Teddyson John, TJ Project, Soulfiya, Demola The Violinist, Low Rider and J-Unit Band!!! If these stories resonate with you, like, subscribe and reshare…

Trailer – Did you know that October is considered Creole Culture Month?

Trailer – Did you know that October is considered Creole Culture Month?

I didn’t either. What about you? Glen from the Houston Afro-Creole Music Festival joins us to discuss this topic and so much more. The Houston Afro-Creole Music Festival (HACMF) is an LLC, incorporated in the state of Texas. They organize festivals and events which showcase cultures and genres of music from around the world. HACMF focus on the Creole aspect of the music and culture, but, invite other cultures to participate. It is their belief that there is much to learn when culture is shared. If these stories resonate with you, like, follow, reshare and leave us a comment below.

More can be found at : https://houstonafrocreolefest.com/

Here’s an oldie but a goodie…

Should we hold our vote hostage?

On #tbt here’s a video I did about holding our vote hostage – does this still resonate or are we just spinning our wheels when it comes to advocating for justice? Let me know… If these stories interest you then like, follow and re-share!!!

#HACMF – A brief bio

#HACMF – A brief bio

The Houston Afro-Creole Music Festival (HACMF) is an LLC, incorporated in the state of Texas. We organize festivals and events which showcase cultures and genres of music from around the world. We focus on the Creole aspect of the music and culture, but, invite other cultures to participate. It is our belief that there is much to learn when culture is shared. We want the world to experience the Creole savoir-faire through music, food, dance, arts, and culture. HACMF aims to unite the Creole culture of Africa, North & South America, the Caribbean islands and Europe.

HACMF will host the Afro-Creole Festival annually during the first weekend of October. It is a two-day event which includes the Afro-Creole Concert and Creole on the Ranch. Each event will feature various artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase. More events are expected to be added later.

More can be found here: https://houstonafrocreolefest.com/

Interview dropping soon 🔥

Coming up

Coming up – Houston Afro Creole Music Festival

I am really excited about this week’s guest – Jon organizer of @houstonafrocreolefest is going to be stopping by the show. The event takes place October 2nd with artist like @asabantan @teddysonjohn @demolaviolinist @junitbandhtx @low_rider_aka #soulfya 

Find out more at http://www.houstonafrocreolefest.com – Interview dropping this week

Here’s what you missed

Here’s what you missed…

Did you miss it? Learn some French…

Did you miss it? Learn some French…

Check out a snippet from the show I show you how to use Je Suis to describe yourself in French. I hope you like it – if you do then go ahead and subscribe, like and re-share!!! Merci beaucoup 🤩

Full episode available here: https://bit.ly/3nGN9Fi 

New episode – How to describe yourself in French using Je Suis

🚨 New episode – How to describe yourself in French 🚨

Yes you read that correctly I do speak French and I’m going to teach you how to do it yourself. New videos will come out every other week so twice a month and this is not meant to be a virtual classroom so if that is what you’re looking for then look somewhere else haha

So this video is going to talk about Je suis which means I am or I’m in French. You pronounce it like “zhuh swee” it’s a really easy phrase to say. The cool thing is that you can use those two words to describe yourself in so many ways it’s unreal. Use the website http://www.wordreference.com and try to describe yourself in 7 different ways. Leave a comment below and show us what you can do!!! Enjoy 🔥 ⚡️ 🇫🇷

Throw Back Thursday – Does the USA have a gun problem?

Throw Back Thursday – Does the USA have a gun problem?

REplay!!! Did you miss it? Well catch the trailer below!

Tell us what you think – Does the United States of America have a gun problem??? Full episode available here: https://bit.ly/3tAWKP1

Review: Thelonious Monk’s Advice for Musicians

Review: Thelonious Monk’s Advice for Musicians

Check out this article on Thelonious Monk the link is below and tell me what you think. For those who don’t know Thelonious Monk is a one of jazz’s greatest. The jazz pianist and keyboardist would go on to create a unique style no one could imitate or recreate. Playing during the heyday of jazz, Monk would produce hits like “Round Midnight, Straight No Chaser, and Blue Monk” to name a few. Some would call him the GOAT!!! You can find the original article at faroutmagazine.co.uk a Media and News Company out of the UK.

During a jam session Thelonious dictates 25 pieces of advice for the musically talented:

  • Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to keep time. = Yes this is why it’s always best to practice with a metronome. One suggestion could be to slow it down and then speed up but challenge yourself.
  • You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig? – Yes you have to be having fun too when you play or when you do anything.
  • Always know – Yes! People have often said, “If you mess up just keep going no one will notice.”, and there you have it even Monk knew it.  
  • Stay in shape! Sometimes a musician waits for a gig & when it comes, he’s out of shape & can’t make it. = Facts – You can’t let it happen. You have to stay ready.  
  • Whatever you think can’t be done, somebody will come along & do it. A genius is the one most like himself. – This screams confidence to me!!!

I love jazz when I think of my favorite artist in this genre Thelonious Monk is at the top. Tell us what you think. Leave us a comment, like, re-share if these stories resonate with you.

Article available at : https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/thelonious-monk-25-handwritten-tips-for-musicians/

Here’s an oldie but a goodie

Here’s an oldie but a goodie

Happy Labor Day!!! I pulled this one from the vault and it’s definitely a goodie. If you like conversations about jazz, blues, bands and songs that make you feel good click below. I discuss my influences, genres I prefer and other gems you might not know about me. Hey if you like coming to this channel please consider subscribing and resharing 🔥

God Body Bingo stops by to discuss new album

God Body Bingo stops by to discuss new album

God Body. God With Me. God In Me. That’s the first thing you see when you land on his Instagram profile. Growing up in the Bible Belt, God Body Bingo, was undoubtedly immersed in the Christian culture, church and traditions and uses these experiences to propel the narrative in his new album “Off The Books” available on major music streaming platforms such as Apple and iTunes. In the video the Rapper proposes that rap is gospel music pushing people out of their comfort zones and forcing them to confront the realities of lived experiences. What are your thoughts? Is there another way of thinking? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know.

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Trailer alert – Could rap and hip/hop be considered a form of gospel music?

God Body Bingo stops by to discuss the intersection of faith and music…

Click below and hear what God Body Bingo thinks about the blending of genres. Are we already there? Can people from different perspectives come together? Do you cast stones? Join the discussion – if these stories resonate with you then consider a like, subscribe, re-share!!!

Trailer alert – Learn how to describe yourself in French

Trailer alert – Learn how to describe yourself in French

This on the 7 Minutes With Q Podcast where are going to talk about languages. Yes that’s right I’m going to teach you French. I do speak French in fact I lived in France for 2 years, minored in French in college and taught French in public schools for 5 years so I know a little bit about French and how to teach it. Click the link below and get a taste of what we are going to talk about.

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New episode coming soon

Learn how to describe yourself in French in 7 minutes

Wednesday at 7 pm cst I’m going to drop a new video and teach you how to describe yourself in French. We will cover how to say “I am, I have, I like, I like to do” and more so you don’t want to miss it. Subscribe now so you don’t miss anything new from The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast !!!

Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday – Keep Showing Up 🔥

These are three simple words that are often the hardest to execute. It could be fear, doubt, procrastination or will that can keep us from completing milestones. I don’t know about you but I’d rather stumble and stick with it then lose all the progress I’ve made. Choice is yourz 🔥

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Do you know how to handle a gun? Meet Last Option Defense …

Meet Daniel Hunt Owner of Last Option Defense. Listen I live in the US of A and many people have weapons and guns are all around us. It never hurts to learn to protect yourself and to be prepared!!!

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Here’s what you missed | Brief intro to new Tx gun law

Here’s what you missed

Did you miss it? No worries you can catch up here. We spoke with Daniel Hunt Owner of Last Option Defense and discussed the new changes coming September 1, 2021 about the so called “Permitless/Constitutional” carry law. Texans will be able to purchase, possess and carry a weapon without training. For more click below and don’t forget to subscribe and reshare!!!

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New Texas Gun Law – What you need to know

New Texas Gun Law – What you need to know

It’s no secret that support for 2nd amendment has been on steroids over the past decades. We’ve seen gun sales skyrocket, gun violence is on the rise and elected officials push the agenda of the gun lobby. And now, the conservative right along with their leader Gov. Abbott have signed into law, going into effect September 1, 2021 in Texas, HB 1927 that among many other items allow individuals to purchase a firearm, possess it and walk around with the weapon without training. For more on the new law we turn to Daniel Hunt Founder of Last Option Defense a Black Owned Business here in Houston, Tx. Find out more at @last_option_defense on Instagram.

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