#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

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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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?

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Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

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

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.

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!!!

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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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.

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.

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!

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/

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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

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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.

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!!!

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 🔥 ⚡️ 🇫🇷

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 !!!

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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Trailer Alert : Highway Vodka


Ben Williams is the owner and co-founder of Highway Vodka, Texas’ first hemp seed vodka and the first Black-owned distillery in Texas.

Williams’ foray into the hospitality sector eventually sparked an interest in the world of spirits. Seven years of experimental distilling led to the launch of Highway Vodka — Texas’ first hemp seed vodka. After launching commercially in 2019, Williams has led the company through robust expansion, with his Houston-based distillery now distributing product throughout the state of Texas with forthcoming distribution into Georgia, California, Florida and beyond.

Catch us a snippet of our conversation below – FULL EPISODE DROPS TOMORROW AT 7 PM CST HERE 🔥🔥🔥

Tune in tonight

🚨 Tune in tonight 🚨

Going live at 7pm c.s.t on Instagram @7minuteswithq joining us will be Founder, Social Entrepreneur and Connector JHA and Organizer of Vol. Summer – Farewell and Co. Matt Salazar.

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Here’s what you missed

What are your thoughts – should college athletes be paid? What about players who start and players who don’t? What about video games and using their likeness?

Catch up on what you missed 😀

Catch up on what you missed 😀

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

Guilty

Guilty

#derekchauvin has been convicted of murder for killing #georgefloyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, a crime that prompted waves of protests in support of racial justice in the US and across the world.

The jury swiftly and unanimously convicted Chauvin of all the charges he faced – second and third degree murder, and manslaughter – after concluding that the white former Minneapolis police officer killed the 46-year-old Black man in May through a criminal assault, by pinning him to the ground so he could not breathe.

Meet Araceli Avionn… We discuss African-American Women in Corporate, Emotional Intelligence and more

Meet Araceli Avionn… We discuss African-American Women in Corporate, 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

Trailer: Black Women in Corporate America

Trailer: Black Women in Corporate America

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.

Ever wanted to start a side hustle ?

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

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

Follow and Listen Now!!!

Follow and Listen Now!!!

What are you waiting for?!?!?!

Coming up you are not going to want to miss this show with Araceli Avionn we discuss African-American Women in Corporate America, Emotional Intelligence and Passion vs Aggression!!! If these stories resonate with you – subscribe, like, re-share and show us some love.

new episodes available
new episodes available

Trailer: Must see places in Amsterdam

Trailer: Must see places in Amsterdam


I know the pandemic has paused a lot of our international travel plans but things are starting to change. Have you ever traveled to Amsterdam? Ever wanted to? Let’s talk! Full episode drops tonight at 7 pm c.s.t.

Meet B.Doo Designs

Meet B.Doo Designs

Jai Bailey – a Native Houstonian, Owner and Creator of B. Doo Designs, custom bag and tote line. MBA graduate of Prairie View A&M and full-time HR Analyst within the Oil and Sector where I have been for the last 13 years. I bring over 20 years in Human Resources and recently launched my first business venture last year during the global pandemic. I am a mother of one son, Tyler, a sister to 2, and a friend to many.

Meet K Dot Kocktails

Meet K Dot Kocktails

K. Nicole Turner, 42 years old mother of 2 teenage boys. A degrees accountant and a TABC bartender. I also am 1/2 owner of total Knockout Financial Solutions. As a mixologist I enjoy crafting signature drinks for my clients. K Dot Kocktails caters to intimate and large events alike. 

Follow and Listen

Follow and Listen

New episodes added weekly check ’em out below!!!

Trailer: Check out the new designs from B. Doo Designs

Trailer: Check out the new designs from B. Doo Designs

Jai Bailey Owner of B.Doo Designs shows off some new products she has out now and coming this year! Jai Bailey – a Native Houstonian, Owner and Creator of B. Doo Designs, custom bag and tote line. 

🚨 Full episode drops here tomorrow at 7:30 pm c.s.t. 🚨

🚨 Join us… 🚨

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Do you have some down time today?Check out my conversation with Salandra Grice about Conscious Education and more…

Do you have some down time today? Check out my conversation with Salandra Grice below:

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Salandra Grice is a teacher-educator, the author of the book The Conscious Educator: Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers and Schools, and the founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. Conscious Education Consulting is a professional development provider for teachers and schools in culturally responsive, equity-based, and anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices. Specializing in upsetting inequity in education, Conscious Education Consulting works with K-12 educators across the country to ensure they can create more positive and equitable learning experiences which embrace, empower, educate, and include, every student, every day!
A fierce and unapologetic advocate for equity in schools, Salandra wears many hats and collaborates with other educators and equity advocates in their pursuit of justice in education. She is one of the co-founders of the Color CodED Community, the host of The Conscious Educator podcast, an Associate Editor for The Lighthouse Almanac, a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, an emerging scholar with publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a soon-to-be two-time published author with the release of her much-anticipated second book Embrace, Empower, Educate, and Include: Four Principles of Equity for Conscious Educators and Schools coming at the end of 2021. However, her greatest joy comes from being the mother of two beautiful and phenomenal Black children, Layla and Cam, who challenge her to be the best version of herself each and every day. 

Going live tonight… 7:30 pm cst

Going live tonight… 7:30 pm cst – Meet Jai Bailey of B. Doo Designs

Let’s talk with B. Doo Designs Owner and Chief Design Steward

Jai Bailey – a Native Houstonian, Owner and Creator of B. Doo Designs, custom bag and tote line. MBA graduate of Prairie View A&M and full-time HR Analyst within the Oil and Sector where I have been for the last 13 years. I bring over 20 years in Human Resources and recently launched my first business venture last year during the global pandemic. I am a mother of one son, Tyler, a sister to 2, and a friend to many.

Live tonight on Instagram @7minuteswithq

Going live tonight… 7 pm cst

Going live tonight… 7:30 pm cst – Meet K. Nicole Turner of K Dot Kocktails

Tune in as we speak with K. Nicole Turner owner of KDot Kocktails. Kdot kocktails is a mobile bartending service that caters to small and large customers alike.

K. Nicole Turner, 42 years old mother of 2 teenage boys. A degrees accountant and a TABC bartender. I also am 1/2 owner of total Knockout Financial Solutions. As a mixologist I enjoy crafting signature drinks for my clients. K Dot Kocktails caters to intimate and large events alike. 

Going live on Instagram @7minuteswithq

Checking in…

Checking in…

Checking in with all my new followers, have you subscribed or turned on your post notifications yet? Press the link in my BIO. All new episodes are added weekly.

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Here’s an oldie but a goodie a trailer and full episode :

Full episode available below:

Meet Boutique Owner Yvonne McCullough

Meet Boutique Owner Yvonne McCullough

Boutique Owner Yvonne McCullough was born on August 30th, 1990 in Houston Tx. SEYVNPM was created on March 20, 2017 and officially launched in April of 2017. Yvonne got the burning desire to create a brand for all shapes and sizes due to the era of “body shaming”. 

Many brands focus on skin tone, hair texture, and size which; inadvertently tell women who don’t meet that criteria, “this way is good” and “this way is bad”; which oftentimes cause women that are in the “bad” category to overcompensate negatively ie. unhealthy relationships, body dysmorphia, becoming slaves to vanity to the point we lose focus on other gifts we may have to offer to the world, etc. 

Yvonne M and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

SEYVNPM is here to tell women you can wear this if YOU decide you can, nobody gets to decide how Beautiful you are unless you agree, you don’t have to be uncomfortable or go through any pain to be you! 

SEYVNPM is not just a clothing brand, it’s a women empowerment movement. SEYVNPM is here to assist you in fixing your crown, detoxing from society’s standards, loving yourself, and being comfortable in anything you put on. SEYVNPM welcomes all colors, shapes, sizes, and walks of life. SEYVNPM also wants women to know there is no such thing as “too big, too small, too tall, too short” etc. What one must understand is that these are individual preferences that have nothing to do with you. The most any woman has to be is who she is. Operate unapologetically in YOU because there’s is only one of you and the world needs what you have to offer.

Yvonne M and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

Trailer: Meet Boutique Owner Yvonne McCullough

Trailer: Meet Boutique Owner Yvonne McCullough

Boutique Owner Yvonne McCullough was born on August 30th, 1990 in Houston Tx. SEYVNPM was created on March 20, 2017 and officially launched in April of 2017. Yvonne got the burning desire to create a brand for all shapes and sizes due to the era of “body shaming”. 

Yvonne McCullough and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

Many brands focus on skin tone, hair texture, and size which; inadvertently tell women who don’t meet that criteria, “this way is good” and “this way is bad”; which oftentimes cause women that are in the “bad” category to overcompensate negatively ie. unhealthy relationships, body dysmorphia, becoming slaves to vanity to the point we lose focus on other gifts we may have to offer to the world, etc. 

Yvonne remembers dealing with “body shaming” as a child and teen. Society often (decided) that she was “too thin” or that she “needed to eat more” to meet the requirement society imposed on her.

Full episode drops tonight at 7 pm c.s.t.

Yvonne McCullough and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

Could you survive a financially unstable relationship?

Could you survive a financially unstable relationship?

Check out our show about this and tell us what you think below in the comment section!!!

Show 1002 and Q

A conversation about Conscious Education with Salandra Grice

A conversation about Conscious Education with Salandra Grice

Salandra Grice is a teacher-educator, the author of the book The Conscious Educator: Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers and Schools, and the founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. Conscious Education Consulting is a professional development provider for teachers and schools in culturally responsive, equity-based, and anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices. Specializing in upsetting inequity in education, Conscious Education Consulting works with K-12 educators across the country to ensure they can create more positive and equitable learning experiences which embrace, empower, educate, and include, every student, every day!


A fierce and unapologetic advocate for equity in schools, Salandra wears many hats and collaborates with other educators and equity advocates in their pursuit of justice in education. She is one of the co-founders of the Color CodED Community, the host of The Conscious Educator podcast, an Associate Editor for The Lighthouse Almanac, a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, an emerging scholar with publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a soon-to-be two-time published author with the release of her much-anticipated second book Embrace, Empower, Educate, and Include: Four Principles of Equity for Conscious Educators and Schools coming at the end of 2021. However, her greatest joy comes from being the mother of two beautiful and phenomenal Black children, Layla and Cam, who challenge her to be the best version of herself each and every day. 

Salandra Grice and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast
Salandra Grice and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

We’re going live with Salandra Grice

We’re going live with Salandria Grice

🚨 Tonight at 7 pm c.s.t on Instagram @7minuteswithq 🚨

Salandra Grice is a teacher-educator, the author of the book The Conscious Educator: Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers and Schools, and the founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. Conscious Education Consulting is a professional development provider for teachers and schools in culturally responsive, equity-based, and anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices. Specializing in upsetting inequity in education, Conscious Education Consulting works with K-12 educators across the country to ensure they can create more positive and equitable learning experiences which embrace, empower, educate, and include, every student, every day!
A fierce and unapologetic advocate for equity in schools, Salandra wears many hats and collaborates with other educators and equity advocates in their pursuit of justice in education. She is one of the co-founders of the Color CodED Community, the host of The Conscious Educator podcast, an Associate Editor for The Lighthouse Almanac, a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, an emerging scholar with publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a soon-to-be two-time published author with the release of her much-anticipated second book Embrace, Empower, Educate, and Include: Four Principles of Equity for Conscious Educators and Schools coming at the end of 2021. However, her greatest joy comes from being the mother of two beautiful and phenomenal Black children, Layla and Cam, who challenge her to be the best version of herself each and every day. 

6 ways to help a friend with depression and anxiety

6 ways to help a friend with depression and anxiety


Have a friend or loved one that struggles with depression or anxiety? Here are some ways to help them.

🚨 New episode: Gumbo session 3 🚨

🚨 New episode: Gumbo session 3 🚨

In the latest installment on The 7 Minutes with Q Podcast we sit down with Chris Legier from Show 1002 the Universal Truth and talk about – Could you get married at first sight and Could you survive a financially unstable relationship.

As always leave a comment below, subscribe, like and reshare.

Show 1002 and 7 Minutes with Q podcast
Show 1002 and 7 Minutes with Q podcast

Watch this…

Watch this…

Here’s a sneak peek of tomorrow’s show which airs at 7pm c.s.t here at http://www.bootleglikejazz.com about getting hitched at first sight. Leave us a comment telling us what you think, reshare and SUBSCRIBE!!!

Show 1002 and 7 Minutes with Q
Show 1002 and 7 Minutes with Q

It’s Monday, Let’s Get It!

It’s Monday, Let’s Get It!

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Rewind: Recording Artist Guch

Rewind: Recording Artist Guch

“Louisiana native,” Andrea Clay discovered her love for music at the age of 5. Inspired by 2Pac, a liberated and educated thug, she began writing conscious and subconscious lyrics in 95. Throughout her childhood she turned to music like a security blanket and made the studio her safe zone. Initially “Infinity”, the lyrical whiz took on the pseudonym: GUCH.  “Infinity didn’t define me…I mean, the name was cool,  and of course I want my music to be everlasting but when my friends asked me how I was…I always replied ‘I’m Guchhh.’ Meaning..I’m good..nothing bothers  me.”

Digging into her story further, it became evident that in music Andrea really is Guchhh, unbothered. No matter the worries of the world she maintains a constant peace. In spite of familial hardships and unfathomable circumstances, GUCH has remained true to her passion.

When asked about her support system, the list was too vast to be listed.  Of course, her family and friends were mentioned, but she was certain to give all Glory and Honor to God for the privilege to be capable of converting emotions of herself as well as others through music.

Her personality matches her passion.  In her spare time she volunteers and works in her music.  She enjoys working with children with special needs.  This is one artist in tune with what matters.

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Discussion with successful Actor and Recording Artist Justin P. Slaughter

Justin P. Slaughter is an American actor and Recording artist known for 90 Feet From Home (2019). He is also a Certified Personal Trainer and owner of “JSlaughterFITNESS”. Not only is he a Personal Trainer but he’s also a Fitness Model, Prep Coach for Bodybuilding Athletes. Justin is also a Voiceover Actor and Song Writer; his debut single is entitled “Oh (Move Ya Body)” Produced by Vinny D.

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