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Despite turbulence, Daytona Beach,Fl residents show resilience in peaceful protest !

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  • Daytona Beach, Fl – May 30, 2020

 

In 2014, New York lost Eric Garner to the hands of police. Eric Garner was put in a choke hold by NYPD for allegedly selling unlicensed cigarettes. A crime that doesn’t hold a death sentence. Yet, this was the outcome for this father and family man. After protest, marches, and constant pressure it seemed things started to change. Fast forward to 2020, in Minneapolis, a man by the name of George Floyd would meet a very similar fate. It makes us wonder what will it take to truly get a change. To actually feel protected by police instead of uncertain. But before we dig deep, I’d like to point out an interesting observation that will show an uncanny and underlining truth about the state America and how it may have intensified.

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Daytona Beach,Fl held a peaceful protest led by Rell Black, a pivotal young man in the city’s moral & educational development along with being an important voice when it comes to injustices and black culture. Rell was apart of a large team that visited Houston,TX to deliver essential goods after the devastating hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. Even recently, Rell held a beach clean up the day after large crowds flooded the city for Memorial Day Weekend. This is only two of many examples that shows the extremes Rell has gone to to impute change.

I found the peaceful protest as they approached Beach St & ISB Blvd. As I approach I noticed a man jump out of a truck from the passenger side; a white man.  The truck carried a boat behind it and the boat carried a huge Trump flag. The man snatched the flag off his boat and put it inside of the truck before he passed the protest. At first it didn’t make sense to me. How does that even correlate to the situation and why would he want to hide a Trump flag as he passed a protest about a man being killed by the police? It hit me later. As I sat in the median on ISB Blvd, to get a unique vantage point take a photo, a man drove by in a white pick-up truck flicking off the crowd of protestors. It sort of hurt my feelings to know that someone, who could potentially be my neighbor, had such harsh feelings towards the situation. As I stared at the truck while it passed guess what sticker he had stamped on the back of his truck? A Trump sticker.

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Before I give my opinion I’d like to point out that the protest was one of the most beautiful protest I’ve ever seen. It was diverse. It warmed my heart to see that it wasn’t just a black and white thing. Some people just want what’s right and see the obvious inequalities. Social media and the new age of technology definitely intensified situations that would have ultimately gone unseen or unheard.  Which brings me to my earlier point. In order for a man to hide his Trump flag as he passed a protest about a black man being killed by a cop, yet again,  says to me that he felt that Trump flag held a deeper meaning. Which was that it fueled racism and the death of George Floyd was fueled by racism. Which is a very sad sentiment towards the state of this country. I mean, if the country’s leader made racist feel more comfortable what does that really say?

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Despite this saddening observation this protest gave me great vibes. There was so much passion there. So much love. I was proud for our city. I’ll be honest, I was discouraged moments before I joined the protest. Wondering how things could actually change. This protest gave me a new outlook. A new motivation. We’re definitely lucky and blessed to have leaders such as Rell Black, along with other great leaders.

The picture above is Rell Black being carried away by ambulance after having his foot run over. It happened moments after a man yelled, “They’re trying to hit us with their cars now!”. Yet, the look on his face isn’t troubled at all. It seemed that we are used to being resilient during times like this. This is the strength I felt.

This scene happened after I left. When I was there things were pleasant. I had a photoshoot to do at 1pm so I left the protest early. Some of the protestors said that they had been marching for hours already when I arrived around 12. My photoshoot ended around 4pm. I went to WAWA on the corner of ISB Blvd and people were still out protesting. I was literally amazed at the perseverance they had towards making sure this message was heard. Despite the heat, despite the discouragement, despite the rage from racist, they didn’t let up. The beauty of some people is something to really awe upon, at times. Big shout out to Kale Cafe (116 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114) and the entire family for handing out cold smoothies for protestors to drink.

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Don’t be confused. I started this article off rough because I wanted you to understand the resilience of our people. George Floyd can’t get anything from us physically now. But his family still has to push through in this tough time here on Earth. This is why it is so necessary that we have situations such as these peaceful protest. It is to constantly remind the people that we can’t let up. The moment we ease up is the moment they feel they can do as they feel to us. But the people show resilience every time. If you don’t believe me, just go back to Rell’s picture above moments after his foot was crushed.

Thank you to all the people that dedicated their time for this moment. Keep the fight alive and continue to apply pressure!

 

Written : Bruce Walton Jr

Please show your support for the Primetime Gamechangers

By: Keidra Ponder

I had the opportunity to speak with the Primetime Gamechangers’ Assistance Coach, Houston Cadette. Like many good men, he is an active father in his little athlete’s life. This an eight on eight spring tackle football team composed of energetic 9,10 & 11year olds. The Coaches William Bell and Bobby Candidate are very passionate about their players, often offering assistance to the parents who can’t afford the fees.

The Coaches have started a gofundme page to rally contributions for the players. As we know it’s many talented individuals who just need that little bit of hope to keep them going, please donate to their campaign. Your donation will go towards the player’s fee of $160.00 for needed equipment such as; jerseys, padded pants and pride packs consisting of team shorts and shirts. Assistant Coach Cadette said, “We really want to make this a great experience, looking good makes you feel good and feeling good helps you play good.” 

Click the link below to donate to the Primetime Gamechangers equipment and uniform drive;

https://www.gofundme.com/equipment-and-uniform-drive?pc=fm_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-154929953923-7b5d3cd493e14161

 

Short story; “I’d do anything for you”

“I just want to run away!” I said getting into the car and slamming the door. My mom and I had been arguing a lot lately, but it’s been like this since my dad died.
“Arguing with your mom again?” I nodded at his question. Drew was my childhood best friend, he was there for me when my dad died. We were like 2 peas in a pod. “You really want to run away?” He looked down at me and his eyes softened up.
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a plan.” I said laughing. “No really I kind of did want to run away but I know my mom would fall apart without me. Even though we argued a lot I love her.”
“Be up around 7, we’re going out.” Drew stated, I didn’t question him. He was the outgoing type, all his plans were fun. I nodded before getting out the car, I walked up to the front door of my house and took a moment before entering.
I opened the door and walked in, my mom wasn’t in sight. I made my way to my room and closed then locked the door. I had plans to go out with Jen on this warm Friday night but my mom ruined it for me. I was in no mood to be around anyone, I took my phone out my pocket and cancelled my plans with her. Once I sent the message I got my towel ready to go take a shower. Even though it was 6pm I wanted to shower and sleep. But I know I’d probably stay up for a while. I walked out to the hall way, my mom appeared from the stairway. I stopped in my tracks and looked at her, her eyes were blood-shot red, she didn’t even notice me as she continued to her room.
After my shower I locked myself in my room with a few snacks and binged watched some shoes on my computer. I felt myself drifting asleep, but before I closed my eyes I set an alarm for 6:30AM. I knew Drew was coming to get me at 7. He makes me happy, I’m glad we’re friends. I smiled to myself and fell asleep.
The next morning I woke up from my alarm, I walked over to my closet and picked out my outfit for the day. I settled on a graphic tee, black leather jacket, blue jeans and checker board vans. Once I was done getting dressed Drew called and said he was outside. I quietly opened my door and walked out I passed my mom room and felt a twinge of pain. She could use this Saturday to herself, I thought as I walked down the stairs then out the door. I ran to Drew car. “Where to?” I asked excitedly.
“Calm down, you’ll see,” he said backing out my driveway.
Driving down the street I sing along to the radio, “you’re so precious when you smile.” It seemed like we were driving for hours, but I knew where we were. Drew parked the car and I got out and ran to the beach. Drew ran after me, once we got to the beach we watched the sunrise. “I needed this, thank you.” I said looking at him.
“That’s not why I brought you here.” He said looking down at me. “I like you, a lot.”
Woah I didn’t see that coming. “Drew.” I said laughing, I covered my mouth. He grabbed my wrist and looked at me with a stern look. “You’re hurting me.” I managed to say.
“Sorry.” He said letting go, I took a step back. “But I am serious.”
“Drew I don’t see you as more than a friend.”
“But we can run away together.” He said stepping closer to me.
“Boy you are crazy. Take me home.” I said turning to walk away.
He grabbed my arms and looked at me, his face was red. This wasn’t the Drew I knew, I yanked my arm back and ran. He was trailing me and it was hard to run in sand. I managed to get to the sidewalk before I felt Drew tackle me. I hit my head against the concrete, I felt my body go cold and my vision went blurry, everything turned black.
I was starting to get my vision back, still a little blurry though. I checked out my surroundings, I was in a motel room strapped to a chair. I looked out the window and the sun was starting to set, what’s going on?! I wiggled in my chair, but my hands were secure with duck tape so were my feet. I thought about yelling for help but Drew walked out the bathroom.
“What’s going on?” I screamed.
“You were trying to leave me.” He said leaning against the wall. I’m confused. “Here’s the thing. I confessed my undying love for you and you tried to run away. I had plans for us to run away together.”
“I never wanted this! This is kidnap!” I yelled, while he was talking I managed to get my hands free.
“But you said you wanted to run away.” He said rubbing his forehead; he was starting to get upset.
“You are right.” I said as he looked at me sideways. “Can you get me a warm towel so I can wipe this blood off my forehead?”
“I knew you would understand.” He said walking into the bathroom.
Once I heard the water running I un-wrapped the tape from ankles. I got up and looked around the room, where is my phone?! It was nowhere in sight. I heard the water stop and my heart pounded. I grabbed the chair in hand, ready to attack. Once he came into view I threw the chair at him. I ran towards the door grabbing a knife on my way out. Lucky for me he left all my clothes on. I opened the door and looked around as I ran down the stairs. Where are we? As I was running I noticed we were surrounding by woods. I slowed down and looked behind me, drew was tailing me.
I ran into the woods, maybe I can lose him in here I thought. I hid behind a tree to catch my breath; I heard leaves crush beneath his weight as I held the knife tight. As Drew walked up, I came into view and held the knife out in front of him. He held his hands up in surrender.
“I just want to go home.” I Said out of breath.
“I’m afraid that’s not possible.” He said tackling me to the ground; I dropped the knife on my way down. “I just want to be with you.” He said choking me.
I gasped for air as his grip got tighter; I tried to move but all of his weight was on me. I searched around for the knife and found it. While losing air I got the knife into my hand, I plunged the knife into his chest. He gasped for air and fell onto his back. I started coughing because I could finally breathe again. I got to my knees and stumbled backwards away from Drew. He was still gasping for air. I slowly approaching him with tears in my eyes, I stabbed him in the heart.
“I loved you and…you stabbed me.” He said, he started to cough up blood. I laid his head in my lap and starred down at him. His eyes filled with tears and I wiped them.
“Come on we have to get you the hospital.” I said wiping my own tears, I looked around and saw the motel. “Where are we?”
“Stop.” He said grabbing my hand. “I won’t make it, just know I love you and I’d do anything for you.”
“You have to make it; I don’t know what I’d do without you. I need you!” I sobbed as his eyes started to slowly close. I cried harder as I heard him take his last breath, and then his eyes closed…. “I’ll always love you too.” I whispered.

By: Kamaria Giles

Model Spotlight : Cici Nicole

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This Gorgeous Model is representing Daytona Beach,Fl

 

 

We discovered this model when she was featured by Moxie Vintage (114 N Beach St – Daytona Beach, Florida – Call (386) 299-0409) Instagram page. This store features classy and antique fashion. Great for retro looks. Make sure you stop by and grab you some gear!

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 Contact for booking

Phone : 614-517-8857

Email :  cnm.1464@gmail.com

Written by : Bruce Walton Jr

Deborah Branch, Owner of Lil Mama’s kitchen, credits God for sudden buzz and success

 

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Deborah started off as any other kid. She developed a dream from simply watching her surroundings. This so happened to be watching her mother cook some of her favorite meals. For Deborah, cooking gave her a place to escape. After graduating high school she made a firm decision to pursue cooking as a career.

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She decided to move from her home town of Gainesville,Fl to attend Daytona State College in 2012. Daytona State College had a great culinary school and it was fairly close. This is where she met her current friend and mentor Andra Chishlom. Andra has had some great success in culinary arts which includes her major roles at Daytona State College, her various news appearances, and her great run in cooking show competitions. Deborah gives Andra much respect for all the help and promotion she has given her throughout her career. Deborah graduated from DSC in 2014.

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Deborah’s Fox 35 Orlando Appearance (Link)

In 2015 Deborah decided that she wanted to open a restaurant of her own. Her pastor prayed for her and told her that she would be opening a restaurant soon. That was enough motivation for her to pursue it seriously. With the help of her mother and father she was able to find a building that was reasonable for her. Unfortunately, the space was occupied at the time. Yet, something filled her spirits about the place and she prayed over it as if it was already hers. About a week later she saw that people were moving things out of the place. She immediately called the realtors and by late 2015 Lil Mama’s Kitchen was born.

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The place was in disarray but with her strong team that consisted of her husband, parents, her pastor and her uncle eddie she was able to turn the place around. Strictly from the connections she gained while in Daytona Beach, she was able to have a successful soft opening. There were a lot of great vibes and that’s all Deborah asks for.

“I really just love great vibes and atmosphere. I love to come out and greet people, ask them how they are doing, and engage with them, ya know? I love to uplift people. Be the light to their day. I’m a community person, as well. I just love to help people. I also like to speak inspiration into women. Especially, when it comes to respecting their bodies and being much more than what’s on the surface. Self value, Self Worth, and knowing who you are is the key. I feel like a woman such as myself owning a restaurant inspires them.” – Deborah BranchOwner of Lil Mama’s Kitchen

 

When speaking to Deborah about what dishes brought in the most customers she couldn’t pin point things at first. Then her mothers chitterlings came to mind. She said the chitterlings were a hot item that people frequently requested. She switches it up pretty much every day, though. She has a special for each day she is open. Her focus is soul food.

Cooking wasn’t tough for her. She says that learning the business was difficult.

“This being the first time of me running a business, it was definitely tough at first. I always worked under people but never fully ran a business on my own. Learning how to manage the finances, menu roll outs, learning certain employees….it’s things you don’t really think about until you actual experience it. The advice I have for anyone starting a business for the first time is research, research, research. You can never learn too much. I definitely give credit to God for how things fell in place for me.” 

Though her main success came from her restaurant and cooking, her main goal is to help woman in general. She keeps God first and really thanks her parents, her pastor, her husband, and Andra for all of their help throughout her journey and rise to the top.

Restaurant location :

200 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd

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Written By : Bruce Walton Jr

 

Is it ok to go Dutch on the First Date?

Ok fellas I know it’s a new day and age, but really is it ok to go Dutch on the first date? Ladies have you ever been asked to go Dutch? How does this play on gender roles? How has the norms of the American society shaped such a question? I would like to examine this topic from a man and a woman’s point of view in a positive and negative light.

Personally, I think a man asking a woman out on a date and then asking her to pay half of the bill is unconstitutional. I mean just looking at traditional customs when a man shows interest in a woman, he asked her out on a date. He asked her out on a date so he could get to know her better and build a connection that could lead to their bodies being connected, of course.  In my eyes a man who wants you to pay half of the bill on the first date has no real interest in pursuing you seriously. He doesn’t value your company enough to pay for a meal he surely won’t value your time when he’s sorting through his other options. Yes it appears that you are an option, a priority will be treated as such and you better believe he has priorities. Some men like to test women to see what they will do when put in situations like this. They are insecure and want to see if you will react like their last girl or if you would be as irate as they thought you would be.

Now if a woman leaves the tip she is the real MVP, especially when she does it on her own free will.  Not all women base love off the amount of money you spend on her. Women love to feel protected and secure on all levels. If she feels as if you would give your last for her, she will give her all to you. The first date is crucial when it comes to dating, first impressions are everything. If she feels like you can’t buy a meal then how are you going to buy anything else of importance? It’s not the money that’s the issue it’s the consideration.  But you have some women that will take the entire tab and won’t let a man pay for anything. She might as well give him her panties too. Why take the protector and provider role from a man? Why do you need to parade the fact that you can do it? If he feels like you don’t need him for anything, then how could he ever be your knight in shining amour? Anytime he messes up in the relationship this woman who would buy this man anything he desires will also take it back just to show her power over him. 

 Roles have been reversed among the male and female and the reasoning is beyond me. Some say it’s due to society and the evolution of the independent female. Some of it’s due to the lack of leadership among our males and the unequal treatment in the workforce.  If you have more money than your man then you should invest in his dreams not in his leisure. Help him plant a seed to grow his own tree rather than eating the fruit from yours. And same for the men, help your woman cultivate her land don’t pull up all the roots because you don’t see her true essence. But I think I got a little too deep, back to the surface, on a first date treat her as you would want someone to treat your mother, your sister or your daughter. And women remember you are someone’s mother, someone’s sister, someone’s daughter, so act accordingly.

Stay tuned for part 2…..

By: Keidra Ponder

Keidra is a blogger, publicist and humanitarian living in Atlanta, Ga. She is the creator of Keedie’s Corner with a passion for telling the story. Keidra has been a co-host on various internet radio stations including; Ear Kandi Radio, HME Radio and AUMA Radio. She is currently a production assistant producing independent films with Lovizionz Multimedia. Keidra provides services to individuals looking for public relations and campaigning assistance. Contact her at keediescorner@gmail.com and follow her on social media at; Facebook- Keidra Ponder and Keedie’s Corner, Twitter- @keediescorner, Instagram- @keediescorner and @keedie_ceo and on Snapchat- @keediescorner.

Company Review; Immaculate Cleaning Hands

By: Keidra Ponder

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Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with business owner Ashley Kelly, she is part owner of Immaculate Cleaning Hands along with Rhonda Carter. Together the ladies bring a quality service to the Central Florida area with customers in mind. Immaculate Cleaning Hands is a commercial cleaning company specializing in doing the dirty work so you can handle the day to day business. Whether it be a commercial, retail or industrial property these ladies are equipped to handle the job. The ladies of Immaculate Cleaning Hands are dedicated to providing superior results. Some of the services rendered are corporate cleaning, floor care, appliance cleaning, dust control, restroom restocking, spot cleaning and more.

Take a tour through their website for more insight, click the link Immaculate Cleaning Hands. When asked why she chose this field, Ashley said this field chose her. Rhonda and Ashley have always been friends with goals to succeed in life. They have tried a few business ventures in the past but this time they struck gold. Having worked in the various fields such as health care and business management, the women knew what it took to provide exceptional customer service. Their knack for entrepreneurship was the icing on the cake, it’s levels to ambition and these women are driven to reach the top. If you have any questions, concerns or have an interest to work with these ladies please contact them at 386-222-2989 or by email at ich@immaculatecleaninghands.com

Breakfast Club finally explains why Birdman didn’t get “Donkey of the Day”

Breakfast Club, once again, sets the media on flames. Yet, this time we have to give the credit to Birdman. Usually Charalmange is the guy that has the over the top, yet real, statement that causes headlines. This time Birdman had all the punchlines with “Put some respek’ on it” and “Put some respek’ on my name”. This caused the media to go meme heavy every where. I don’t want to keep dragging the subject but as a big follower of the Breakfast Club I couldn’t help but wonder why Charlamange didn’t give Birdman “Donkey of the Day”so I called up and this is what they had to say on their segment called “Tell Em Why You Mad”. The response starts around the 2 minute mark.

Thank You for Checking in at Keedie’s Corner

 

“Tell Em Why You Mad” Breakfast Club (Link)

Suicide Prevention Group Impacting The City of Daytona in Big Ways

Chief and editor of Keedie’s Corner, Keidra Ponder, had the pleasure of sitting with Stephanie Foreman who is a member of the SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association) to discuss this ongoing issue of suicide.The passion in her words and the fire in her eyes told me this lady meant business when it came to saving lives. She is a student at Daytona State College and is studying to be an Occupational Therapist Assistant who plans to heal the world from the inside out.Stephanie was introduced to this awareness group by one of her instructors, Mary Beth, who is over the OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant) program. Carol Luby is the president over the suicide prevention program at Daytona State and is the Lady behind the rallying for awareness. Before joining the organization Stephanie met with Carol who is also a school counselor to discuss the sensitivity of suicide. She then became aware of the silent killer who is claiming more lives than society is acknowledging. I had the opportunity to get a deeper look into Stephanie’s passion and her reasoning behind wanting to help others.

  • Have you ever dealt with depression or have had a family member who was depressed to the point of committing suicide?

  • I can’t say that any of my relatives have openly admitted to wanting to commit suicide but I have known people who have taken their lives due to depression. But I do know the effects of depression because of the bad situation I grew up in. I used the situation for motivation, yet my brother used our childhood as a reason for some of his bad decisions. He was depressed and didn’t know it until he was locked behind bars with more than enough time to think about why he made the choices he did.

  • Do you think women talk about depression openly more than men?

  • I think women talk about everything more openly than men. Which is why women have more outlets for help because they are willing to seek help faster than a man will. This does not mean women are not committing suicide, it just means men hold a lot of stress in and are more likely to commit suicide and will do it in a more violent way than a woman would. For women and men it’s important to talk about their feelings and thoughts of harming ones self.

  • How do you feel about depression, suicide and therapy within the African American community?

  • In school we learned about cultural differences when it comes to the use of medicine and different healing practices. In the African American community going to the doctor is almost somewhat of a last resort. We don’t go to the doctors until something is broke and barely hanging on. In the past African Americans where shunned by white America so on some levels there is some kind of distrust. It was not stressed how important it is to have regular doctor and dentist visits, so mental health evaluations were definitely swept under the rug. Africans Americans always have had a resilience to pain due to the things we have overcome as a people, yet sometimes it’s those feelings of pain that don’t reside and turn into depression. Even if African Americans aren’t open to talking to a doctor still talk to someone whether it be a pastor, teacher, friend, co-worker etc just speak up. Some African Americans think suicide is a “white” thing but depression affects everyone man, woman and child no matter the race or age.

Some things Stephanie enlightened me about were;

  • In the state of Florida suicide rates is 3 to 5 to murder rate. So for every 3 murders there is 5 suicides.
  • Depression is a clinical illness that goes unnoticed way too often because it’s a long term clinical illness that can’t necessarily be seen.
  • Cries for help may be mere blatant statements like “I don’t want to be here”, “Life Sucks”, “I’m ready to go home”.
  • People who commit suicide plan that act long before it actually followed out.

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention;

  • After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more mortality than any other cause of death.
  • In 2013, someone in America died by suicide every 12.8 minutes
  • 19.1% of these suicides were among individuals between 45 to 64 years old.  18.6% suicides occurred in the age group 85 years and older. While young adults between the ages of 15 to 24 made up 10.9% of the individuals who attempted suicide.

Some suicide risk factors include;

  • Health Factors such as depression, PTSD, substance abuse, chronic pain, etc.
  • Environmental Factors like being exposed to graphic images of suicide, harassment, unemployment, relationship problems, poverty and so forth.
  • Historical Factors are things like family history of suicide and/or previous suicide attempts.

Risk of suicide can be observed in a person’s talk, behavior and/or mood. Some of the risk may be external while others are internal. Signs to be on the lookout for are;

  • A persons that talks of having nothing to live for, feeling trapped and/ or being in unbearable pain
  • A persons behavior becomes reckless and they are withdrawing from family and friends.
  • A persons mood will change, you may notice a loss of interest in day to day living with signs of irritability and anxiety.

Jump to present day, as I sit with Stephanie and talk about her future plans, she informed me there is a suicide prevention walk called “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk” coming up on April 24th from 6pm till 8pm. This is a 5k walk which happens each spring at institutions around America. The walk that was held at the Daytona State campus last year raised over $10,000. The money was put into raising suicide awareness by starting different community outreach groups. This year some of the groups that will be in attendance will be Begin Again.They are the surviving family members of individuals who have committed suicide. Also participating in the walk will be the group 22toomany. There an organization for the families of soldiers who have lost their lives to suicide brought on by PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, and other mental health issues. The name of the organization is derived from the fact that nearly 22 soldiers die a day from suicide. The families of the fallen soldiers will send in pictures and the participants will wear them on their shirts in remembrance of lost ones. If you have a solider that has lost their lives due to suicide send their picture to 22 Too Many and one of the walkers will wear it on their shirt for remembrance.They are also looking for a few good participants to help during the walk, whether it’s being in the walk, working the booths or rest stops. Please come out and show your support. Lets stand in unity and heal each other. Click the links below for more information on the “Out of Darkness Camus Walk” and suicide prevention.

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http://www.afsp.org/ – Link to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

http://afsp.donordrive.com/ – Link to inquire about the Out of Darkness Campus Walk

https://www.facebook.com/22TooMany – Link to the 22 Too Many group

When asked is there any words of wisdom or encouragement that Stephanie would leave the listeners with her response was, “I want the listeners to know that we all need each other. It’s always a way to get out of any situation that you may be in. If you or your friend is suffering for depression don’t let the feeling over come you, let it go. It’s our job to help people, not to just look for contentment within ourselves. We need to help one another because that’s what were here for”.

  • If you are interested in bringing awareness to the cause or have any questions please contact Stephanie at 321-704-7290

Boosie – Daytona Beach, Fl – Axess Event Center – Trinity Enterprise Live (Video)

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This past weekend Axess Event Center hosted what may have been the biggest Hip-Hop concert the city has seen since the days of BCR! Courtesy of Trinity Enterprise Live (the promotional team) and DJ Pat, Keedie’s Corner was able to get stage “Axess” to this event!

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The venue definitely reached its capacity. The residents of Central Florida were raving about this event for the past 2 months. Boosie’s fan base grew significantly after his release from jail, in which he did 5 years and was even on death row at one point.

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There were a number of well known Daytona Beach,Fl natives who attended the event including Fire Boy Records artist and executives Sticks, Fire Boy Mike and David Rosario. Also, on the 1’s & 2’s Real Souf Dj’z (DJ Pat, DJ Daytona 5 (in video it says Will Tuck. Apologies)REALSOUFENT@GMAIL.COM, DJ-CLO, and William Bell). Artist Flowda Fresh showed love to the event as well and DeLand Hood News made his on stage appearance as well.

 

The man of the hour, Boosie, set the stage on fire as soon as he walked out. He performed hits such as “Crazy”, “No Juice” and “Set it Off”! He didn’t get to perform as long as he should have because the Fire Marshal shut the venue down. There were a lot of discrepancies as to what led to the early shut of the venue. We got a chance to speak with Adam Elam, CEO of Trinity Enterprise, and this is what he had to say to the people…

First off I would like to apologize to everyone that didn’t get a chance to enjoy the event. Being the owner of one of the major Southeastern promotional companies I didn’t expect to generate the amount of people from the small area. Doors opened at 10:30pm and at 9:30pm there were already 1,000 people outside.  Axess Event Center and our staff did our best to get everyone in the building, especially the ones with pre-sale tickets. By 11:30pm the Fire Marshal and The Daytona Beach Police Department wanted to close the doors  because of the numerous amount of people outside of the venue. For those who didn’t get to enjoy the concert we will have another event on March 28th and if you still have your tickets we will be doing ticket exchanges. So you will be able to enjoy Boosie Bad Azz & Bad Azz Ent. On behalf of Trinity Enterprise and Axess Event Center we apologize once again and please forgive us because the situation was out of our hands and into the hands of the law enforcement. If you have any questions contact me at trinityenterpriselive@gmail.com. Thanks for the support and love

Below you can watch the video of the performance!

 

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Artist in the spotlight; Fash Cash

Born In Daytona Beach, Fl., and raised in DeLand, Fl., Fash Cash is an up and coming artist with a style all her own.  Representing Hav-Not Muzic Group, the R&B singer has been singing since the age of 6. Her passion for music led to her to begin song writing at 12 years old. Where most young girls were worried about the latest fashion trends and hairstyles , Fash Cash had her own agenda and becoming a star was in her plans. Read the article below to get a glimpse into her life.

  • What was it like growing up where you’re from?

When I was growing up, I was back and forth between Daytona and DeLand, so I experienced life growing up in Daytona Beach, as well as in DeLand. I would say growing up where I am from is no different than any other hood. You have your good experiences and you have your bad experiences, but for the most part you experience a lot growing up, whether it be good or bad.
Life has taught me to continue to be humble because being humble and having a personal relationship with God will take you further in life than trying to do everything yourself.

  • What was you turning point in life or an eye opening event that made you understand your purpose more clearly?

The turning point for me was when I wrote and recorded my first single “Lullaby Music”, because for years, I did nothing with my voices or writing abilities -I shied away from music. When I recorded that track, I felt it… I knew that I was to be sharing my gift with others, moving them through music.

  • What are some of your influences in the music field?

I grew up in one of the greatest eras of R&B history! So, naturally I was influenced by the biggest names of 90’s like Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Faith Evans, Aaliyah, Deborah Coxx, Brandy, Tamia, the list goes on…

  • Do you have any songs or videos the readers can check out?

Yes! I have “Lullaby Music”, “Married Man”, and “Without You” which can be listened to on my SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/fash-cash and also on my website at http://www.fashcashofficial.com.
The video “Married Man” can be viewed on Daily Motion, MUZU, and VEVO.

  • Your track “Married Man” is really deep. A lot of women settle for married men, what is your take on this?

I don’t want no married man! I don’t want nobody that belong to somebody else! I feel that in any instance, if you are aware that you are involved with a married man, you should leave. There’s no sense in carrying on a relationship with someone who doesn’t belong to you; someone who is already spoken for. You have to respect yourself and know your worth.’Cause everybody deserves someone they can call their own.

  • Tell me about your video shoot “Married Man”, I heard it was interesting.

I had a good time on the set of “Married Man”. I initially went in to do a photo shoot with Skyy Johnson, the photographer over at Skyy Johnson Studios. When I came on the set Dannie Ace was just finishing up her photo shoot. I was a little nervous because it was my first photo shoot, so when my shoot began, we cued in “Married Man” so that I could loosen up a bit. “Married Man” brought a different vibe to the set and Skyy decided that we go ahead and shoot the video for “Married Man”. I was combative at first because i just knew I was not prepared for a video shoot, but I came around to the idea. Dannie Ace agreed to feature in the video and we started filming. Just so happens, it came out GREAT!

  • Do you prefer to be on stage or in the studio, why?

Honestly, I haven’t been on stage in a while, but I can say that I enjoyed the feeling. I’m always in the studio, so at this moment I would rather be on stage performing.

  • What project are you currently working on?

I am currently working on some material for both my EP “Lipstick” and my mixtape “Beach Girl”.

  • Do you have any shows coming up?

I am currently studio bound, finishing up music for my EP “Lipstick which is set to release Spring, 2015. But shows are definitely in the works for 2015.

  • As a performer, you are a public figure without even trying to be. Will you stand with Keedie’s Corner and speak out against the senseless killings that are happening in America? How do you feel about the relationship between black men and police / authority figures?

Honestly, I feel as though the relationship between black men and police and other authority figures is the new form of the relationship between slaves and slave owners. The hatred, the oppression, the profiling, the killings, the inequality, the public displays of injustice gone unjustified against black men forces me to believe that we are entering an age that the police must be policed. But each individual’s heart will be judged in due time. We all have to answer to someone higher than ourselves.

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*****FLAME TIME*****

Do you have any shout outs? Anything special you want to leave The Corner with? A freestyle or some hot bars? Any messages you want the readers to receive?

I would first like to send a shout out to my manager, Geechi Mouf, CEO of Hav-Not Muzic Group, thank you for believing in me, our friendship is truly a blessing! Shout out to my co-manager and legal consultant, Mr. Ronald Charles, we’re on go!!
To my audience, fans, and followers, I am saying to you that all it takes is faith the size of a mustard seed. “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added to you”.

Be on the look out for my EP “Lipstick” set to release Spring, 2015. Also make sure y’all check out my music on SoundCloud, and if you haven’t already, check out “Married Man” the Director’s Cut on DailyMotion, MUZU, and VEVO. My music can also be purchased on Amazon and iTunes.

For more information on Fash Cash, upcoming projects/shows, or booking, please check out my website at:

http://www.fashcashofficial.com

soundcloud.com/fash-cash

 

Keedie’s Corner LLC, 2014

Keedie’s Corner 1st Annual Holiday Food Drive

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Keedie’s Corner was blessed this year to be able to give back to less fortunate individuals at our first annual food drive. The team plans on not only doing this annually but on every occasion where the needy may need a helping hand. We want to thank everyone who donated to the cause, the turn out was great.

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Special thanks to everyone that showed up to support the movement!!!

We were greatly humbled and blown away by the appreciation from the people who came by to pick up some goods. It’s was a great honor to be able to generate donations from our supporters that we used to bless others with. Once again thanks everyone and shoutout to the Keedie’s Corner staff for putting this all together.

Special thanks to “Pure-In-Heart Christian Academy” for letting us use their facility.

Check out the video from the experience below.

Axess Event Center – Trina – Pictures

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Trina definitely showed after her long successful career that she still holds the flame to rock a crowd. This event was brought to us by Trinity Enterprise & A.E. promotions

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Adam Elam on the left
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Keidra of Keedie’s Corner left and Kaynah of Trinity Enterprise right

Also in the building we had “Redd” from “Bad Girls Clubs” season 12 & 13

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The lovely Keidra CEO of Keedie’s Corner

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Dj Swole 386

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AND OF COURSE the lady of the hour Trina. You do not want to miss this movie we shot courtesy of Hustle Blood Films and Keedie’s Corner!!! Trina really shut it down. STAY TUNED!!!