#45, Women & Their Reproductive Rights


About three weeks ago, I was quoted in an article by Christine Michel Carter (Forbes), The Unexpected Impact of Birth Control on Female Entrepreneurship https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinecarter/2018/03/01/the-unexpected-impact-of-birth-control-on-female-entrepreneurship/#79fbc119707b, well, the conversation continues as I lend my voice again about women and birth control. In an article written by Jeffrey McKinney (Black Enterprise) Birth Control, Reproductive Rights Key to Black Women Entrepreneurs’ Success http://www.blackenterprise.com/survey-birth-control-black-women-entrepreneurs/, I had a lot to say about how #45 is causing women and their reproductive rights to become an option instead of a necessity.

In my continued effort to speak not only for small businesses but minority and women https://thejegroupzone.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/back-to-basics-for-business-growth/, I am standing in the forefront to help out voices to be heard. We must speak loudly and strategically above the white noise from writing to our elected officials to voting in those that have our best interests at heart. “In order to succeed, we must continue the journey as small business owners with the support from Congress, government and elected officials.”

What are your thoughts about #45, women and their reproductive rights?


What Does Your Destiny Hold?


What does your destiny hold? Are you walking in or towards your calling? The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino is a classical story about life and purpose. The lives that we live, the talents that we possess and the wealth that we acquire is not only for ourselves but the betterment of the world. In this compelling story, Hafid tells us how.  Hafid is a man of great wealth. Every year he has his chief bookkeeper, Erasmus, to yearly give half of his profits to the poor. Since the loss of his love, Lisha, Hafid has begun to see life differently. He desired only to maintain enough money to live life comfortably but as the years progressed, Hafid’s willingness to divest his wealth increased.

One day Hafid revealed a secret to Erasmus about his success which he placed directly on a set of scrolls that he had been keeping privately in a chest. Most people live on this earth vicariously walking to and fro while others see that there’s more to life than themselves and that of those around them. How do you look at your life? Make sure that it is a part of the destiny that you were called to?

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A Community of Common Goals


What does community mean to you? A community is a group of individuals that possess common interests, goals, and results. The essence of the community can be displayed in several ways from your church, and sorority or fraternity to support groups. In The Art of Community by Charles H Vogl you will learn about the various aspects of how the ultimate goal of what a community is. Community entails a sense of belonging. Vogl offers Seven Principles for Belonging from The Boundary, Initiation, Rituals, Temple, Stories, and Symbols to The Inner Rings. Community affects everything and everyone around us; it is who we are and in whom we become. Vogl has been able to build on his quest for building communities by incorporating everything that he has learned from being a volunteer in the Peace Corps to being the Broken English Productions, Founding Producer.

It is always a great idea to be conscious of the types of communities that we engage with because it significantly influences our outcomes in life in both negative and positive ways. The principles that Vogl displays in the book provide you with a more well-rounded insight of what to look for in a community and to see how you can influence change by the community that you become a part of.  It has been communities that have been the voice of the Black Civil Rights Movement; National Farm Workers Association led by Caesar Chavez, Christian church movements, and social groups amongst others. So instead of just becoming a part of a community just to belong, begin to thoroughly view what that community stands for and in how it is focusing on making a difference in the world.

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Living in the Black Hole


Do you like science? Does stories and facts about The Big Bang Theory interests you? Well, astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil DeGrasse Tyson does not disappoint in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Neil, the host of the Star Talk Radio show, tells us about the aspects of science, cosmos and the universe. In this small power-packed book Neil, in the exciting way in which he, provides the reader with a simple view on the various mechanics of the cosmos from the black hole, and the planets to all of the other stimulating elements that create the universe. In today’s society, everyone is busy and always seems to be in such a hurry this book is for you. If you have questions, Neil has the answers.

I love watching Neil because as an astrophysicist he can make the elements of science easy and palatable. He has created a way to make a subject that can seem so indigestible easy to absorb and embrace. Neil has a whole slew of work that takes science to another level from Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries and his memoir, The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of An Urban Astrophysicist to Star Talk: Everything You Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe and Beyond, which by the way displays colorful illustrations, pictures and images associated with the world of science. If you love science, like listening to Neil or new to his work, this is a must-have for your library.

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How Does He Look At You?

20161113_110017When God talks to you what does He say? How does He speak to you? Do you and God have a unique way of communicating? New York Times Best-Selling Author, Good Morning America Former Television Executive, and father of several ABC television children programs like Schoolhouse Rock, will bless you with his book When God Winks At You. This small power-packed book is full of stories from people all over the world describing the aspects of how God winked at them and blessed their lives. To get a glimpse of what a good book contains begin with the Table of Contents.  In this book, everything from Chapter One to Chapter Nine is written with the reader in mind. Stories about people like Billy Graham, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and everyday people like you and I will come to life in this book.

This book is a must-have, especially as we live in this fallen world. To make it through our everyday lives there must be Godwinks that God has strategically placed in answer to our prayers. By reading this book it will give you an insight into how God is still answering prayers, we just have to look for them. Our answers may not show up as we wish them to be, but it shows up as God has planned them to be. Our steps are ordered, as we walk in His will. His will shows up in our lives in ways that we would have never imagined. If you love this book and want to continue on with the Godwink Family join Squire and others throughout the world on Facebook where you will be inspired, encouraged and motivated with stories,  scriptures and so much more. In God, there are no mistakes, but we see them as mistakes with our human eyes while God sees them as blessings with spiritual eyes. Enjoy!

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Taking Back My Territory


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Gone by James Patterson is a story of intrigue, suspense, and downright action. James Patterson does a great job of not only telling this story but what added the spice to Gone is that I listened to it on audiobook. On the audiobook, the special effects that were added created a great marriage between the story and the storyteller.

Mob Boss Perrine has gone on a killing spree. No one is safe, from law enforcement and entertainers to other mobsters.  During one of his assassinations, he had 23 people killed including  Mobster LaCotta’s son and his bodyguard.

What is the motivation behind these killings? Perrine has a desire to take back Arizona and give it back to its rightful owners, the Mexicans. With his ruthless assassin, Veda, by his side, nothing will stop him.

Veda is so faithful to Perrine that she will risk her own life to carry out any assassination that he directs without any questions asked. Detective Michael Bennett and his family had to go into witness protection because of Perrine’s interaction with Bennett years ago. Now Perrine is on a vendetta against Detective Bennett and anyone associated with him including his children.

Detective Bennett is asked to come out of witness protection to help stop Perrine once again. Will Bennett take the challenge? If so, is he putting his family at risk once again? If not, will Perrine continue to kill but this time include Detective Bennett’s family and children? This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

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Let’s Walk Into Another World


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Books can be so entertaining that it can take you to another world. Lately, I have been enjoying the world of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Because of time constraints, I have been unable to read a book physically, so I had to resort to listening to audiobooks.

In my quest to dabble in the audiobook world and to seek out some great choices I decided on a few that you too may enjoy. Let’s explore two of them. One of them you will find is over seven years old while the other one is relatively new, but they are so entertaining that you would not want to stop reading or listening to them.

I will provide you with an overview to not spoil the plot of the story. First, is The Associate by John Grisham (2009), a story of suspense and intrigue about Kyle McAvoy, a young attorney. In Kyle’s world, he goes through the experiences of living the life and wonders of becoming an attorney but what he sees behind the scenes puzzles him.

What he realizes is that his hourly salary, the tireless charades of clients’ paperwork and watching his co-workers spend more than they make just to look the part is all created to become a part of the illusion in the life of an attorney. He is living the dream. He realized that he had made it, but all that glitters is not gold.

His life changes when one day his past catches up with him. He is being asked to expose the secrets behind the firm that he’s working with? Will Kyle risk what he has worked so hard for or will he play along as if nothing has happened?

Next, Dangerous Games by Daniel Steele (2017), a story of high-risks, and mystery of working behind the scenes in the media industry. With TV correspondent, Alix Phillips, and Ex-Navy SEAL turned cameraman, Ben Chapman, working together, no story is safe. Alix has a passion for turn over every stone with Ben close behind.

As they travel abroad to cover stories that are dangerous either from riots or gunshots they always come back with excellent results. Alix wanted to find out more about Tony Clark, Vice-President of the United States. As she begins to turn over several stones, she discovers that Vice-President Clark wears different faces.

On the outside Vice-President Clark seemed to be confident and appears to be a man in charge yet in his private life, Clark is a man of corruption, deception, and cunny. No one knew, not even the President of the United States, that Vice-President Clark would do whatever it takes to become the next President. As Alix began to research the various aspects of the story concerning Vice-President Clark, she begins to uncover something so sinister that her life and those around her are at risk. Will this make Alix cease continuing the story or will she do what she does best tell the truth and to give the story the exposure that it needs?

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