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…

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

#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

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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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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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.

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.

Have you subscribed?

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?

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.

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…

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

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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Operating expenses including web hosting, marketing and equipment.

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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 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.

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

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.

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 🔥

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.

If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, re-share and support financially by clicking on the page “Your Support Matters” !!!

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.

If these stories resonate with you like, subscribe and reshare!!! Show us some love.

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 🔥

RYVE Motivational Calendar

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!!!

If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe and reshare!!! Show us some love

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!!!

What are you waiting on ?!?!?!

Have you subscribed today???

Go ahead! Enter your email and stay up to date with the latest from the kitchen with The 7 Minutes with Q Podcast 🔥🔥🔥

#7MWQP

#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

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 🔥🔥🔥

Trailer alert – Traveling this summer check out my favorite places to eat in Paris, France

🚨 Trailer alert – Traveling this summer check out my favorite places to eat in Paris, France 🚨

So, do you have summer plans? Are you going anywhere this year? If you’re going to France, check out this video and find out about some amazing places to eat in Paris.

#TGIF

#TGIF

As the weekend approaches catch up on The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast new episodes added weekly!!! Did you miss our show about relationships? PSST the link is below 👇🏿

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.

Trailer alert – Can your friend date your ex?

Can your friend date your ex?

I’ve seen a lot of talk about a latest hot topic: dating a friend’s ex. What are your thoughts on it? Appropriate or no? What factors does it depend on?

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 🔥🔥🔥

Meet Digital Marketing Expert JHA – we discuss building community in your business structure, what would we do without the Internet and more…

Meet Digital Marketing Expert JHA – we discuss building community in your business structure, what would we do without the Internet and more…

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.

New podcast episodes added weekly

Want to join our weekly discussions? Make sure you subscribe by clicking the link in my bio. Missed an episode? Check out my website for a replay! What should we discuss next?

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?

Re: Student Loan Forgiveness

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’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?

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

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

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

Director of Photography: Alex Q of Bold Media

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

Recorded at The Barron Collective in Houston, TX.

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.

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

🚨 New podcast alert 🚨

We had an interesting conversation last week about Black and Hispanic culture. Replay available of last week’s conversation with @jsiiisolis ! Check out the content below.

We had an interesting conversation last week about Black and Chicano, Hispanic and Afro-Latin culture. Replay available of last week’s conversation with @jsiiisolis ! Check out the content below.

J Solis and 7 Minutes with Q

J Solis and 7 Minutes with Q

Live with Major Recording Artist

🚨 🚨🚨 Live with Major Recording Artist 🚨🚨🚨

7 minutes with q
live discussion on IG

🚨🚨🚨🚨Tap in with us tomorrow as we go live to discuss the career and music of @guch_tg 🚨🚨🚨🚨 on Instagram!!! 7pm cst.

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

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

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

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

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q Owner of Bold Media

God Body Bingo – Rapper, Songwriter and Dreamer

Meet God Body Bingo | Rapper, Songwriter and Dreamer

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

Recorded at The Barron Collective Houston, TX

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from “Southern Comfort”

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q

Executive Producer and Host: Q

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

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

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

Director of Photography: Alex Q of Bold Media

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

Recorded at The Barron Collective in Houston, TX.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catch up on Bootleg Like Jazz

What better time to catch up on past episodes of Bootleg Like Jazz or to start watching content from Bootleg Like Jazz! Click the video below and enjoy!

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

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

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

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

📸: Alex Q from Bold Media

🎼: Idyll Green

http://www.thepoetmendez.org
http://www.bootleglikejazz.com

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

Coming soon, a conversation with Poet Lupe Mendez

Coming soon…

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📸 Alex Quillin

Location: Cuchara Restaurant

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

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

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

For more, check out the interview…

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

Image Credit: Bleu Treasure Photography ; VoyageHouston

Music by: Idyll Green

BLLJ: Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

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

Website: http://www.underground333.com

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

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

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

Music by: Idyll Green

Videography by: Alex Quillen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BLLJ: Underground 333 Vendors Market

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

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

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

BLLJ : Would you want to know?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Genesis Evans and Q at Cuchara Restaurant

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

Genesis Evans, Q at Cuchara Restaurant

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

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

Should I live abroad?

Should I live abroad?

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

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NYE 2019 recap

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

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

Q from @bootleglikejazz 📸 Alex Q

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

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

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

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

Looking for something to do for NYE 2019 in Houston?

Check out “A celebration of Afro-Dance” in Houston, TX at MATCH 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002 on December 31, 2019 from 5-7:30 pm cst.

Get your tickets here: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/kuumba – Please use the code “Bootleg Like Jazz or BLLJ” in the comments section during payment. Get your tickets here: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/kuumba – Please use the code “Bootleg Like Jazz or BLLJ” in the comments section during payment.

Then check out “A celebration of Afro-Dance” in Houston, TX at MATCH 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002 on December 31, 2019 from 5-7:30 pm cst. Special performances by Dance Afrikana, Ajalaiye Dance Troupe, Batalá, Grupo Folklorico Raices de Panama and many more. This a great event to attend and you’ll still have time to enjoy your New Year’s Eve party.

Get your tickets here: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/kuumba – Please use the code “Bootleg Like Jazz or BLLJ” in the comments section during payment.

$15 for Adults, $10 for children & students with student ID

Check out my interview with Lindsay Gary from Dance Afrikana