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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

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.

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

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

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

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

#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 – 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.

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 🔥🔥🔥

Let’s catch up!!!

Let’s catch up!!!

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…

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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