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The Power of Lemongrass

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Lemongrass is native to tropical regions such as Africa, Australia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania and India. It is from the Poaceae family of grasses, which has therapeutic, dietary and cosmetic purposes. It has been noted in history for its ability to boost immunity and eliminate harmful bacteria. Lemongrass is becoming more prevalent in conventional uses as holistic medicine is on the rise.

In tropical native regions Lemongrass is used for numerous purposes. It was widely used for dietary purposes as the herb have fibrous stalks. The flavoring agent can be found in beverages and desserts for its ability to aide in digestion. Some natives make teas and soups from Lemongrass to treat fevers and infections. Lemongrass properties boost circulation, reduce body aches and detoxify the body of inflammation, fungus, viruses and microbial diseases.lemon grass

Lemongrass essential oils alleviate stress and tension making them very useful for aromatherapy. Lemongrass is known for its neural abilities as an anti-depressant. It is known to boost energy and increase alertness. It can be used in lotions to treat acne and fungal infections as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite. Lemongrass can also be used to make soaps, deodorants, shampoos and even insect repellant.

lemongrass oilHolistic medicine is on the rise and Lemongrass is on the bill for general health. Its healing properties are abundant ranging from dietary to medicinal to cosmetic. Some have called it “fever grass” and “fever tea” for its ability to reduce fevers. Even still true to today, Lemongrass is among the most popular essential oils in use today. It is highlighted here on Keedie’s Corner for its health benefits and effectiveness.

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By: Keidra Ponder

 

 

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Company Review: NTM Group

Today we are reviewing a very promising management company called NTM Group. This company is dear to me because the owner is from my hometown of Daytona Beach, FL. I learned of the company through the talent they represent. I have personally watched some of the artist and models flourish under the direction of NTM Group. I feel this is a good start for anyone looking for a career in entertainment. I had to pleasure of speaking with S. Brown who is the Chief Executive Officer of Naturally Talented Management Group, this is her story.
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NTM Group stands for Naturally Talented Management Group, established in 2013. The company started by a mother that wanted to help her child. Her daughter would come home  from school everyday crying because kids made fun of her by calling her names and hitting on her. She felt as if she was ugly because the kids were so cruel. One day the fed up mom wanted to help her daughter with her self-esteem, so she googled modeling. Up came a site that promoted modeling and acting, so she registered her daughter. There was an amazing response from photographers and casting directors that wanted her daughter to model for them. The duo traveled from city to city modeling, she quickly became a hot commodity.
ntm1The mother noticed that her daughter was a natural and that’s where the name naturally talented came from. After a couple of years of guiding her daughter, the mother decided to mange other people, she began managing numerous people.  After the experience with her daughter, she wanted to help other children that were subjected to bullying, ridicule and low self-esteem. Those people included models, rappers and actors. NTM is a full service management company for models, actors, singers and more. We provide great, reliable customer service and talent representation. Our talent has appeared on shows like; The Glades on A & E, Disney commercials, and they have opened up for Artist such as R Kelly, Cody Simpson and Omarion. In an attempt to give back we donate to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital and during Christmas we buy toys for children that are less fortunate. We believe having a strong foundation will allow our clients shine in all they do.

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Pictured above is Jazz, the first model under NTM Group.
 
If you are interested in working with NTM Group please click the link for the company’s website NTM Group. To keep up with their movement follow them on social media via Facebook: facebook.com/ntmgrp , Twitter: @ntmgrp and  Instagram: @ntmgroup.
By: Keidra Ponder and S. Brown

Company Review: Urban Events Global Travel Group

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ashley Neal of Urban Events Global travel group. I found their page on Instagram and I thought it was a cool group to join. Anyone looking to travel and network with professionals on the same wave length should definitely check them out. Hello, I am Ashley Neal, I’m writing on behalf of Urban Events Global travel group. Our goal is to provide fun, engaging, networking opportunities through travel and events for people of color. Please see further information regarding our events below.

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Founded by Kevin Knight, Urban Events Global was developed from a passion for people and the love of the outdoors. The organization’s vision is to cultivate a space for like-minded professionals to interact through organic events around the world. The development of these unique and non-traditional experiences ultimately allows participants the opportunity to network, relax, and develop new friendships, all while in a care-free environment. Urban Events Global is a network of professionals with a zeal for travel and experiencing new adventures. Our group enjoys experiencing all that life has to offer from camping, traveling to exotic locations, skiing, and international excursions.  During our many ventures, our travelers range from 400 to 2,000 participants. Beginning as a camping experience in 2011, the organization has grown to become a hub for several organizations such as Urban Camp Weekend, Urban Cruise Weekend, and Urban Excursion Weekend.

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Urban Events Global

Urban Events Global members are predominately people of color who enjoy experiencing all that life has to offer, from camping, traveling to exotic locations, skiing, and enjoying international travel. In addition, we formed the organization to help promote unity and networking, while traveling with like-minded individuals! Our trips and experiences offer you the flexibility to meet new friends, or simply invite your current friends to experience the events as a group within a group! Urban Events Global is truly a global group with members around the world. In short, come travel, party, network, and experience life with us!

January 2017 – MLK Ski Weekend (Canada)
March 2017 – Urban Cruise Weekend (Texas to Mexico)
June 2017 – Urban Camp Weekend (Texas)
September 2017 – Urban Excursion Weekend (Bahamas)
October 2017 – Urban Camp Weekend (Texas)

Website: www.urbaneventsglobal.com

Contact: Email info@urbaneventsglobal.com

Facebook fan and group pages: Urban Events Global

Twitter: @urbaneventsglbl

Instagram: Urban Events Global

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Urban Cruise Weekend

Urban Cruise Weekend is an annual cruise geared toward a professional, fun urban audience! When: March/Spring Break

Where: Various Destinations from the United States

Website: www.urbancruiseweekend.com

Contact: Email info@urbancruiseweekend.com

Facebook fan and group pages: Urban Cruise Weekend

Twitter: @urbancruiseweek

Instagram: Urban Cruise Weekend

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Urban Camp Weekend

Urban Camp Weekend is the largest camping and river party in the world. It’s a camping experience where mature and professional adults can relax, bond, and network.

When: June and October (Halloween Weekend)

Where: Texas, USA

Website: www.urbancampweekend.com

Contact: Email info@urbancampweekend.com

Facebook fan and group pages: Urban Camp Weekend

Twitter: @urbancampweek

Instagram: Urban Camp Weekend

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Urban Excursion Weekend

Imagine riding a horse on a white beach, swimming with turtles in crystal blue waters sipping on a banana daiquiri in one of the world’s prime locations…

When: September/Labor Day Weekend

Where: Tropical destination

Website: www.urbanexcursionweekend.com

Contact: Email info@urbanexcursionweekend.com

Facebook fan and group pages: Urban Excursion Weekend

Twitter: @urbanexcweekend

Instagram: Urban Excursion Weekend

All packages and pricing for events can be viewed at https://urbaneventsglobal.myshopify.com/ . Please contact us at info@urbaneventsglobal.com or call at 844-79-urban.

By: Keidra Ponder and Ashley Neal