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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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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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.

Here’s what you missed…

Here’s what you missed…

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.

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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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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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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#7MWQP presents Highway Vodka

Highway Vodka is distilled six times. The hemp acts as a super fuel to the yeast performing the conversion from sugars to alcohol, forming a thick layer of hemp oil at the top of the fermenter. The thick layer from the hemp oil leads to a smoother product that has a noticeably different viscosity and mouth feel than other vodkas.  

Would you be interested in an interview with Highway’s founder Ben Williams? He comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, including his great-grandmother Lucille B. Smith. She was an African-American culinary pioneer whose friends, fans and customers included Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson, First Lady Elanor Roosevelt, heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, and others.
Highway’s lead distiller Codi Fuller, is also the youngest female Black distiller in the country.  Let me know if there’s any interest. 

7MWQP and Highway Vodka

Check out my conversation with @Jha.Allen Digital Marketing Specialist

Check out my conversation with @Jha.Allen Digital Marketing Specialist

Jha Allen is skilled in various aspects of digital marketing and specializes in marketing strategy, web design, social media, content creation, and online automation. She and her team have over 10 years of marketing and brand experience and have worked within various industries’ niches. Jha Allen LLC is a brand composed of two variables: Our Digital Community Management Company that helps seasoned entrepreneurs and established small businesses grow their online presence using proven marketing and branding strategies and Connections HTX our social organization and the heart of the company. We provide networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the resources needed to excel in their business and personal life. Our goal is to help small businesses develop their online brand identity, build an online brand presence and generate sales.

🚨 New episode available 🚨

🚨 Digital Marketing Guru @jha.allen tells us about the importance of digital marketing and traditional marketing. 🚨

Digital Marketing Guru @jha.allen tells us about the importance of digital marketing and traditional marketing. Episode available now, below!

It’s Monday!!! Let’s get it!!!

It’s Monday!!! Let’s get it!!!

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started!” – Elbert Huddard

It’s never too late to get started 🔥🔥🔥

Looking for something to do this summer?

Looking for something to do this summer?

Watch Matt Salazar, founder of @volsummer, tells us about the mission of his foundation and the connection with helping the local homeless community. If you missed this episode, the full video is below!

Trailer: Matt Salazar and Q

Trailer alert: Vol. Summer – Matt Salazar | What is Vol. Summer in a nutshell

Trailer alert: Vol. Summer – Matt Salazar

🚨 Full episode drops tomorrow at 7 am here at http://www.bootleglikejazz.com 🚨

Trailer alert – Jha discussing the importance of building community in your business and brand

🚨 Trailer alert – Jha discussing the importance of building community in your business and brand 🚨

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

Jha Allen is skilled in various aspects of digital marketing and specializes in marketing strategy, web design, social media, content creation, and online automation. She and her team have over 10 years of marketing and brand experience and have worked within various industries’ niches. Jha Allen LLC is a brand composed of two variables: Our Digital Community Management Company that helps seasoned entrepreneurs and established small businesses grow their online presence using proven marketing and branding strategies and Connections HTX our social organization and the heart of the company. We provide networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the resources needed to excel in their business and personal life. Our goal is to help small businesses develop their online brand identity, build an online brand presence and generate sales.

#htx

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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It’s Insecure season again

As you all know, Insecure is currently taping their last final season. This show has been extremely monumental in navigating the realities of adulting. But I have one question, should Issa stay with Lawrence?

  • skip this post if you didn’t watch last season 😂

He has a baby on the way with Condola but everything has finally come full circle when the opportunity presented itself to be back with Issa. What do you think? Stay with Issa? Or focus on rekindling with Condola?

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.

RE:Student Loans to forgive ou pas?

RE:Student Loans to forgive ou pas?

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!!!

Listen now!

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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. 

Replay: Did you miss it?

Did you miss it? – Actor and Recording Artist Justin P. Slaughter stops by you don’t want to miss it!!!

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.

Justin P. Slaughter and Q on 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

🚨Discussion with successful Actor and Recording Artist Justin P. Slaughter 🚨

🚨Discussion with successful Actor and Recording Artist Justin P. Slaughter 🚨

Justin P. Slaughter and 7 Minutes with Q

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.

Justin P. Slaughter and 7 Minutes with Q

Let’s talk Beauty

Let’s talk Beauty – Beauty Desert is an on-demand beauty delivery company which connects customers with their favorite beauty products.

Join us as we discuss the trailblazing Beauty Delivery Business, @beautydesertllc  here on the 7 Minutes with Q podcast.

with Adrienne Q, Vanessa Q and Lauren on 7 Minutes with Q Podcast

Beauty Desert is an on-demand beauty delivery company which connects customers with their favorite beauty products. We provide a platform for beauty suppliers, and simultaneously creating new ways for people to work, earn and live on their own terms. Now customers can get all their favorite beauty products, including makeup, skincare, haircare and more with just a few clicks of a button.

We consider ourselves the Uber eats of beauty. Too busy to shop? Too tired after a long day? Running low on your products and are crunched for time? We are your one-stop beauty shop, providing excellent service, value & convenience. We exist bring an effortless beauty experience, one doorstep at a time.

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

with Adrienne Q, Vanessa Q and Lauren on 7 Minutes with Q Podcast

Coming up a conversation about cultural perspectives

Coming up a conversation about cultural perspectives

Check out a snippet of my conversation with Johnny Solis a Chicano Educator from Johnson City, Texas.

J Solis and Q of 7 Minutes with Q

Did you miss it?

Catch up on my interview with Major Recording Artist Guch

Check out Guch talk about her new video “All Cap” out now here is the link: https://youtu.be/mL4ZNqZvugg

Guch and 7 Minutes with Q

Meet Major Recording Artist and Rapper Guch

Meet Major Recording Artist and Rapper 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.”

Guch and Q

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.

Guch and Q

Bootleg Like Jazz presents Leater – C.E.O. of Options 4 Women Apparel

In this episode of Bootleg Like Jazz Q talks with Leater C.E.O., FashionPreneur and Boutique Owner of Options 4 Women Apparel about his upcoming pop-up show here in Houston, TX on December 13, 2019 at Le Château, his new collection coming soon and his roots in fashion design.


In this episode of Bootleg Like Jazz Q talks with Leater C.E.O., FashionPreneur and Boutique Owner of Options 4 Women Apparel about his upcoming pop-up show here in Houston, TX on December 13, 2019 at Le Château, his new collection coming soon and his roots in fashion design.

Latinas Rising presents LatinaCon – Discussions on Mental Health, Latinx Identity and Women’s issues

In this series of #Afro-LatinHTX, Host Q talks with Tasha and Edna from Latinas Rising about their upcoming conference “LatinaCon”. Latinas Rising is an organization focused on creating social change in the Latinx community. Latinas Rising is excited to host the 1st annual LatinaCon November 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Their theme is “The Era of the Latina”.

In this series of #Afro-LatinHTX, Host Q talks with Tasha and Edna from Latinas Rising about their upcoming conference “LatinaCon”. Latinas Rising is an organization focused on creating social change in the Latinx community. Latinas Rising is excited to host the 1st annual LatinaCon November 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Their theme is “The Era of the Latina”. LatinaCon 2019 is a gathering of powerful women bringing awareness, education, and advocacy to current topics affecting Latinx women

LatinaCon 2019 : Interview coming with the Founders of Latinas Rising

Latinas Rising is an organization focused creating social change in the Latinx community. We seek to educate and advocate on a variety of social justice topics such as, Latinx mental health, violence against women, education, and civic engagement. We believe all Latinx stories are important and we choose to celebrate Latinas working, “boots on the ground.”

Latinas Rising is an organization focused creating social change in the Latinx community. We seek to educate and advocate on a variety of social justice topics such as, Latinx mental health, violence against women, education, and civic engagement. We believe all Latinx stories are important and we choose to celebrate Latinas working, “boots on the ground.” 

Latinas Rising is excited to host the 1st annual LatinaCon November 9th, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Our theme is “The Era of the Latina.” LatinCon 2019 is a gathering of powerful women bringing awareness, education, and advocacy to current topics affecting Latinx women. Our goal is to bring women together to empower them through workshops and panel discussions that are socially relevant, dynamic, and inspiring 

LatinaCon will have panels addressing topics ranging from Advocacy and Law, Afro-Latina Identity, Latinx Mental Health, and Latinas in Education. LatinaCon will also have an auction and a vendor/business floor. 

For additional information, vendor/sponsor information and location updates: latinasrisinginfo@gmail.com

Bootleg Like Jazz: Big X – Houston’s Speed Rapper

Big X is a Houston-born aspiring rapper who was raised in Maryland due to some parental situations. He adopts a speed rap style which he affirms to be inspired by Chamillionaire and Joyner Lucas. Notably, both rappers have a distinct reputation for their speedy way of rapping and Big X seems to draw his rap energy from this.

BIG X

Q, Big X and Bethany Rose

Big X is a Houston-born aspiring rapper who was raised in Maryland due to some parental situations. He adopts a speed rap style which he affirms to be inspired by Chamillionaire and Joyner Lucas. Notably, both rappers have a distinct reputation for their speedy way of rapping and Big X seems to draw his rap energy from this.

Big X stresses that most people usually liken speed to profanity as most contemporary rap songs sound that way. He intends to go against the rap tide by making his raps profane-free, and this certainly sounds unconventional as most people will consider this a difficult stunt to pull.

However, he’s quite emphatic about not indulging in the profane way of rapping as he wishes to prove to his siblings that he can succeed at rap without indulging in profanity. He is certainly poised for battle against the conventional rap style.

Big X is an advent believer in commitment and discipline as he intends to show friends and family that anything is achievable as long as one can stay dedicated enough to achieve his/her goals. With Big X, anything is quite achievable; this has inevitably kept friends and family in expectant moods as they anticipate his hit song.

Written by: Emily Rand, Big X and Q

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Music by: Idyll Green

BLLJ: Big X and Bethany Rose

Big X is a speed rapper born in Houston raised in Maryland.

Bethany Rose is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and piano player, composing and singing in both English and Spanish.

From left to right: Q, Big X
http://www.patreon.com/bllj Special Guest: Big X and Bethany Rose
Big X

Big X is a speed rapper born in Houston raised in Maryland. His rap idols were Tech N9ne, Chamillionaire and Joyner Lucas. Big X’s rhymes consist of speed but does not contain profanity so he can set an example for his younger siblings. His mission – show them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Instagram: Big X

From left to right: Q, Bethany Rose

Bethany Rose is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and piano player, composing and singing in both English and Spanish. Inspired by R&B and gospel at the roots, she brings a unique sound by adding Latin instrumentation and Jazz elements to her music. Bethany is currently on tour with Leo Dan but has shared the stage with artist such as Lupe Fiasco, Jordan Smith, Yolanda Adams and many more. She most recently teamed up with L.A. based producer, Ivan Castro, to create a salsa version of her original pop/r&b song, “Goodbye”.

Facebook: Bethany Rose Robert

From left to right: Big X, Q and Bethany Rose

Music by: Idyll Green

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival – Hennyglow – Jon Bannis aka Glen

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival usually hosts the Afro Creole Music Festival annually during the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. It is all weekend long event October 5-6, 2019 – Saturday is usually a concert/party with a theme (this year it is Hennyglow) and Sunday is the actual outdoor festival that display a variety of cultural activities throughout the day. Each event features various acts, artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors, marketers, and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase.


https://houstonafrocreolefest.com/
Glen

HACMF usually host the Afro Creole Music Festival annually during the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. It is all weekend long event October 5-6, 2019 – Saturday is usually a concert/party with a theme (this year it is Hennyglow) and Sunday is the actual outdoor festival that display a variety of cultural activities throughout the day. Each event features various acts, artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors, marketers, and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase. 

Welcome!

Nigerian Cultural Parade and Festival in HTX, Bilingualism and Jollof Rice

Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming!

Co-Host Queen Bre
Q, Queen Bre and Linda Anukweum in the studio. Video available on YouTube at Bootleg Like Jazz
From left to right Jhayne Udoewa and Linda Anukweum

Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming! Other participating groups include: Rice University-African Student Association, ASA Festival, Greater Owerri Community, Oto-Umuokpu Anambra State Organization, Akwa Ibom Young Professionals, University of Houston-Nigerian Student Association, Imo State University Alumni, Zumunta Association (Hausa), Umu Igbo Unite, Osogbo Progressive Union, Ihitte USA Houston and Ndi Ichie Cultural Club. 

Wazobia African Market, the largest African Store in the state of Texas will be bringing a taste of home! Rain or shine, Downtown Houston will experience the Naija Takeover. This event is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor and Community Partner, Wazobia African Market and Host Sponsors, MAJORITY and Zainob+MathewCreate. For more information, please visit http://www.nigeriaculturalparade.com for more information and to RSVP for free. #naija#59houston 

ABOUT CULTURALLY NAIJA & WELEAD, INC.

Culturally Naija is committed to address the needs and enhance the positive image of the Nigerian community in the United States. WeLEAD, Inc., a non-profit 501(c )3 organization that strives to empower the next generation through cultural and educational exchange. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Anukwuem Sir Jerold La Beaux info@weleadinternational.com jeroldlabeaux@yahoo.com PH: 832.452.7784 PH: 713.370.STAR (7827)

Host Q

Music by Idyll Green

Leslie Contreras Schwartz talks her work as Houston’s Poet Laureate, mental health awareness, and When They See Us her new book

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is the fourth Houston Poet Laureate, serving from 2019-2021. She is a multi-genre writer whose book, Who Speaks for Us Here, is scheduled for spring 2020 publication with Skull + Wind Press.

Leslie Contreras Schwartz

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is the fourth Houston Poet Laureate, serving from 2019-2021. She is a multi-genre writer whose book, Who Speaks for Us Here, is scheduled for spring 2020 publication with Skull + Wind Press. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Anomaly, The Missouri Review, The Collagist, [PANK], Iowa Review, Verse Daily, and the anthology Xicanx: 21 Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century (University of Arizona, 2022), among others. She is also the author of Nightbloom & Cenote, (St. Julian Press, 2018).

leslie c schwartz

A multi-genre writer from Houston, Schwartz’s work examines the individual versus public bodies and documents lived experiences and narratives of those usually silenced, such as people with mental illness, sex workers, women who are trafficked, or children in custody.

http://www.lesliecschwartz.com

@lesliecontschwartz

Music by: Idyll Green

Terrell Wayne discusses new music from jazz icons, his Hendrix inspiration and dress code gone wrong in public school

Use the hashtag #BLLJ and tell me your favorite Miles Davis or John Coltrane album or song. #BLLJ

Use the hashtag #BLLJ and tell me your favorite Miles Davis or John Coltrane album or song. #BLLJ

I struggle between Bitches Brew and Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis and Love Supreme by John Coltrane.

@bootleglikejazz

Terrell Wayne discusses new music from jazz icons, his Hendrix inspiration and dress code gone wrong in public school.

Pitchfork and NPR are great places to go to hear new music from Miles Davis and John Coltrane on the Bootleg Like Jazz Podcast.

Music by Idyll Green

Video available at Bootleg Like Jazz on YouTube : https://youtu.be/EJhroNxI8pc

Use the #bllj and tell us your favorite Miles Davis or John Coltrane song, album and collaboration.

Gumbo Session Part 2 – Cultural nuisance, French lessons and thoughts on travel

Gumbo Session Part 2 – Cultural nuisance, French lessons and thoughts on travel

@bootleglikejazz

Cultural nuisance is my description of the conversation between race vs. ethnicity. Why do we use race? Why not ethnicity? Which one reflects our collective cultural identity?

Listen to Gumbo Session Part 2 and dive in with Terrell Wayne as he discusses his thoughts on the topic. Race is as American as baseball, hot dogs and white privilege. Race is an American construct created to oppress and convince the world that black is sub-human. Ethnicity promotes labeling people based on culture, customs and habits.

Traveler vs. Tourist mentality is a school of thought adopted by many people who live, study and travel abroad. Valuing cultural capital over pomp and hype, a Travelers mentality aims to invest in true exchanges amongst foreign cultures. Travelers benefit from authentic cuisine from the stoves of locals, experiences in spaces that are relevant to the natives and a different perspective.

Music by: Idyll Green

Richie_Mike_MBK and Exhibition | Chris Legier from Show 1002 Job rejection email

Richie_Mike_MBK and Exhibition | Chris Legier from Show 1002 Job rejection email

Richie Mike was born and raised on the southwest side of Houston, TX. Bless, on the founders of My Brothers Keeper 713, was one of the foundational inspirations for Richie Mike to start his rap career. He has been rapping now for 5 years. He is working on his songwriting and recording skills daily. Richie Mike is a visionary recording artist who is also an amateur aspiring producer.

@richie_mike_mbk

Chris Legier

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

IG: @ChrisLegier

Website: Show1002.com

Music by: Idyll Green ; https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Chris Legier

Blaze X Black – N.A.S.W.C., Influences and Is Rock AND Roll for Black People

Blaze X Black is a hip hop/rock duo from Houston, TX. We’ve established a firm local fan base in our city and surrounding areas.

Blaze X Black is a hip hop/rock duo from Houston, TX. We’ve established a firm local fan base in our city and surrounding areas. Our awe-inspiring shows and signature sound is elevated by our live performance band. We’re no strangers to hard work and as you can tell from our accolades listed below we’ve established a respectable and marketable (bankable) brand.

  • 2016 Houston Press “Band of the Year”
  • Official SUPERBOWL 51 2017 performers
  • House of Blues residency
  • Bar 5015 residency
  • August 4th proclaimed as “BLAZE X BLACK DAY” in the city of Houston (every year)
  • Sponsorship with Essentia Water.
    -Sponsorship with Jameson Whiskey
    -Sponsorship with Stolen Rum
    -Sponsorship with Pit Viper sunglasses
    -Southern fried chicken fest
    -Saint Arnold’s Brewing 25th Anniversary
    -Karbauch Brewing October Fest 17/18

Below are links to more info about us.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pop-cult-music-electric-revival/1275852443

http://www.blazeandblack.com

@blazexblack on IG

Music by: https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

@Banke_The_Author Poet, Dancer and Educator and Chris Legier from Show1002 Why are fast food restaurants out of stuff?

Banke Awopetu is an author, poet, dancer and educator.

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation.

Head over to Bootleg Like Jazz on YouTube and check out the video! It’s a vibe! @banke_the_author

Banke Awopetu is an author, poet, dancer and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Drama and African/American Studies and a master’s in education. She uses her work on the page, stage and classroom to inspire and heal.

IG: @BankeTheAuthor

Chris Legier, show1002.com , the universal truth

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

Chris Legier

Website: Show1002.com

IG: @ChrisLegier

Music by: Idyll Green : https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Rabbi Sensei and Chris Legier The Universal Truth

Rabbisensei is a part of the Music Group My Brothers Keeper 713. This group consists of talented and on the rise artists who are multi skilled. Rabbisensei made his debut stage performance with Richie Mike performing his single “Rockstar”.

IG: @rabbisensei ; Video available at https://youtu.be/NHuAidoJcfQ

William Wright aka Rabbisensei was raised on the Southwest side of Houston, TX. A graduate of Morehouse College, his mother and father immersed him in the world of music at an early age. He played in the band in middle and High school and then went to play in College. He taught himself guitar and is continuing to learn piano. He recently started chop and screwing music. Also, rabbisensei is a amateur audio engineer. He has been teaching himself to use the Digital Audio Workstation Fruity Loops Studio and has been recording himself and song writing. His inspiration towards music is from his bro who is pushing to start his own label, YZ beatz and Jimi Hendrix. Rabbisensei is a part of the Music Group My Brothers Keeper 713. This group consists of talented and on the rise artists who are multi skilled. Rabbisensei made his debut stage performance with Richie Mike performing his single “Rockstar”.

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

Show1002.com ; IG: @ChrisLegier

Show1002.com

Music by: Idyll Green ; https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Roberto Carlos Garcia – Black Maybe, Afro-Dominican Roots and Casta | Q – Haiti, the Dominican Republic and and musings on travel

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.”

Get Fresh Books LLC and Červená Barva Press

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.” Garcia is rigorously interrogative of himself and the world around him, conveying “nakedness of emotion, intent, and experience,” and he writes extensively about the Afro-Latinx and Afro-diasporic experience. His second poetry collection, black / Maybe, is available from Willow Books.  Roberto’s first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. 

Roberto Carlos Garcia

https://www.getfreshbooksllc.com/

https://www.robertocarlosgarcia.com/

IG: @robertobelike, @getfreshbooksllc, @bootleglikejazz

Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Midnight Navy – Mexican roots, Digital Collagist and Saxophonist

Midnight Navy is a producer, saxophonist, and singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. His musical style ranges from psychedelic alternative to bedroom pop and synth wave with elements of lo-fi hip-hop. His unique musical lens draws from his Mexican heritage, along with his love for pop culture and feel good melodies.

Midnight Navy is a producer, saxophonist, and singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. His musical style ranges from psychedelic alternative to bedroom pop and synth wave with elements of lo-fi hip-hop. His unique musical lens draws from his Mexican heritage, along with his love for pop culture and feel good melodies.

Born and raised by Mexican parents in Corpus Christi, Texas, Midnight Navy is driven by everyday novelties, cultures, landscapes, and people. At the age of 14, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where he continued developing his musical taste. With those experiences, his affinity for music grew drastically as he taught himself to produce and sing on his own records. After a few years of experimenting with different sounds and musical ideologies, the moniker ‘Midnight Navy’ was created in late 2016. Two years later, Midnight Navy’s self-titled EP was released as a deep dive into his new experiences moving back to his home state of Texas.

Please get in touch with Midnight Navy at midnightnavymgmt@gmail.com for booking, interviews, or promotional opportunities.

The Gumbo Session – Juneteenth, Lee P. Brown, Chapultepex Club and Charles Law

Terrell Wayne a.k.a. Q in the studio

This is the gumbo session – a mix of current events, topics I’m passionate about and random ideas I’ve been working on. In this episode I talk about former Mayor Lee P. Brown, the Chapultepex Club of the Houston Y.W.C.A., Howard Law and the history behind Juneteenth.

What Juneteenth around the corner I treated this episode of the Gumbo session as a 2nd Black history month. Here in Texas, Juneteenth is a big deal and every June feels like another Black history month.

Subscribe, like, share and leave a comment if something resonated with you. Stay tuned because the next Guest on Bootleg Like Jazz include Austin based artist Midnight Navy and more.

Subscribe to my Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/49QGSy1jhBY

Instagram: @bootleglikejazz

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/terrell-quillin

Music by: Idyll Green https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

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