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Urban America to the World- Part II.

Welcome! If you didn't read the last post it's best to go back and read Part I. I had the blessed opportunity to attend the National Action Network Conference in NYC. The panels and panelists were very diverse and varied by industry. Attendees were able to hear from key leaders in Education, Health, Politics, Faith and much more!

I attended the session: Are People of Color Fairly Covered in the Media? Common consensus, No. "That's why their is a black press," stated Elinor Tatum, Publisher of the New York Amsterdam Newspaper. Why? One reason explained by Ed Schultz, anchor of MSNBC"s The Ed Show is "90% of media is controlled by conservatives. You gotta own the signal," Schultz said. George E. Curry of the Curry Report explained, "We need to plead our own cause. If we don't support our media there will be no one; We will have no voice," Curry said.

In the Special Plenary Session, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michae…

Urban America 2010 to the World! -Part I.

Happy Tuesday! Needless to say, last week was a busy one; Apologies for not writing sooner. Did you have an opportunity to view the website suggested last week? Did you get to attend and hear from the U. S. Secretary of Education, Mr. Arne Duncan, the popular gent, Mr. Fonzsworth Bentley or the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mrs. Kathleen Sebelius?

Perhaps you heard from Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God In Christ, (COGIC). America may not be your country of residence and this may not be your usual site to view; but it is full of links to information that may assist in a cause you may be working on. So no worries, if you didn't go or didn’t know; you can attend next year. Add TV One to your cable stations; listen to Rev Al Sharpton one his radio shows.

Why? You may ask; because you are bound to learn something. Knowledge is power. (I couldn't resist the School House Rock throwback!) The National Action Network (NAN) Conference was hel…

NAN -National Action Network

Hello. We are on the threshold of a new day. I will not allow Wednesday leave us without reflection. My mother turned 65 years old today! We spent the day at the National Action Network's 12 annual conference in New York City.

Highlights will be posted on Thursday and Friday of this week. In the meanwhile, check out their site for more info.

Be Blessed!-Peace

Life, Purpose & Legacy!

Welcome to Tuesday! It's a brand new day to be thankful for life. Let's live our best life now!!!! There is an urgency. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone of us.

Many of us are aware of the tragic death of Poland's leaders last Friday. While prayers are being sent out, especially from Thresholdworld and many others, affairs are still going forth with an election to be held for a new president in less than three months. The affairs of the country must go on.

If you were to perish, what do you think would be said about you? What is your contribution to your family, friends, work or community? Reflect for a moment.

Are you an island? Is the world like water surrounded by your land. Together everyone achieves more and you are needed to provide a resource, fund a project, plant a tree, protest injustice, or something you are passionate about. Your life has purpose!

That's all for today. Life goes on without us; but with our current input into society, we leave a legacy for t…

New Opportunities!

Hello Friends!!! ThresholdWorld is officially in business with Soul Purpose! Check out our site! Click here!

You are welcome to experience refreshing products inspired from all over the world! You are invited to become an entrepreneur, with ThresholdWorld as your sponsor. You are welcome to host a party and explore the new opportunities that await you! You can also purchase items directly from the site shipped to your home. I'm so excited!

Today is a new day with new opportunities. If you need a job or would like to start your own business, start today! Write down your vision. Learn to write a business plan. Many libraries and community organizations have free resources available. Take more control of your life today.

Soul Purpose is a new platform to invite the girls and guys for a relaxing time of refreshing. Do something in addition to your 9-5 or 8-8, for that matter. Be your own boss! If you'd like more information on this company, see yesterday's post! All the best in…

Soul Purpose!

Hello. I'm writing in the heart of New York City! Rockefeller Center is a nice spot to eat, play, shop and more. People are skating outside in April! Could this really be only in New York?

So grateful that Starbucks is available for me to communicate with you online. At 12:30 I will be meeting with Andrea Bearam of Soul Purpose. I will be finding out more information on the opportunity to become an entrepreneur with this company.

'It's a different kind of company' goes their slogan. 'As a socially responsible direct selling company, Soul Purpose will redefine empowerment by supporting individual purpose and vision through the marketing of natural, quality products that illuminate body, beauty, style and spirit,' as written on site. Lotions, perfumes, body scrubs and scents from all over the world are introduced to potential clients. Check out the site Soul Purpose.comNadine Thompson is the founder of this unique company.

I found out about this opportunity at the…

Be the First!

Melanie S. Lewis, Left and Brittany K. Earls, Right.
Photo By Riley Johnson III

On Saturday, March 27, 2010 I had the opportunity to attend the launch party of Genesis Magazine in New York City. I'm pictured with the editor in chief herself, Ms. Brittany K. Earls in the picture above.

On the same block as Grand Central Station was this celebration of new beginnings. Guests gathered on the 15th floor of a premiere office building on a Saturday evening. Fitting to the purpose of Genesis Magazine, the evening was about networking, information sharing, new possibilities and opportunities. While no one was getting down on the dance floor, all were celebrating new beginnings with a purpose!

The cake was good!-Photo By Riley Johnson III

Great connections were made by attendees. There were offers to become entrepreneurs, get help with small businesses, build your brand, meet potential financial representatives, health insurance for small business owners and more! It was also a very diverse…