Prince Sefa-Boakye Interviews Dr. Cornel West


Dr. Cornel WestDr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He has written over 12 books and has taught at several prestigious schools such as Yale, Harvard, Princeton and is now a professor at Columbia University. He has given lectures around the world including France at the University of Paris, and has fought on the front lines in monumental protests such as Occupy Wall Street and Justice for Michael Brown. He is a champion for the poor, working class families, and is a proud freedom fighter for the rights of African Americans and human beings around the world.

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On this show I not only did I learn about Dr. West’s humble beginnings, and his stances on controversial issues (such as Race, White Supremacy, and the Age of Obama), but his new book “Black Prophetic Fire” which he critiques and tells the stories (with co-author Chirsta Buschendorf)  of six black freedom fighters–Fredrick Douglas, WEB Dubois, Ella Baker, Martin Luther King, and Ida B. Wells–and how they impacted America and the world through what he calls the Black Prophetic Tradition.

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The Black Prophetic Tradition in his words is the strong conscious counter-force to the negative tendencies of American culture–greed, big money, and individualism. He tells me that without the Black Prophetic Tradition, much of America would be lost. In his book he reminds us that leadership is not being under the lime light (Ella Baker) and importantly how no man is a “self-made man” (Fredrick Douglass) without the help of their fellow man. When I asked Dr. Cornel West if President Obama was a testament to the Black Prophetic Tradition, in regards to the sacrifices that the six freedom fighters put forth for the civil rights of African Americans, he says he is just a beneficiary.

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He goes on to say that President Obama is not (or yet proved to be) part of the Black Prophetic Tradition because he has not closed the gap of racial disparity in America; lowered the high percentage of incarcerated young African Americans in prisons; reduced the exponential rate of industrialize prisons in America; stopped the surveillance of fellow Americans; stopped the drone attacking of innocent foreigners oversees; stopped bail outs for Wall Street; and stopped the police brutality towards African American men and women.

To learn more about Dr. Cornel West go to www.cornelwest.com and to follow him on twitter go to @princedjc

To purchase his book “Black Prophetic Fire” click here

You can also purchase his book at Harvard Book Store in Boston, Ma (www.harvard.com)

Thank you again Dr. Cornel West for loving me at a time when I did not love myself.

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Another Tribute to Kobe Bryant–Play The Game, Not the Man


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“There’s 30 seconds on the shot clock; your team mates are covered except for you. People are out of their seats, cheering from the stands, and you are separated from the basket by one man. The ball is now in your hands, what do you do? Sometimes we get so caught up with the person in front of us, that we lose site of our goal, which is behind the person. However, its people like Kobe Bryant that reminds us that our eyes should be fixated not on the person but the goal above our heads.”

I just heard the news that my favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant, became the 3rd all-time leading scorer in NBA history–surpassing the great Micheal Jordan. It is great feats like this that have inspired me to look beyond my opponents and go after my goals in life. So inspired by his abilities–to stun the world by making the impossible look easy–that I actually wrote a post about him (my first post on the WORLD WIDE WEB!).

Watching him weave through 3 guys for a dunk, or making an incredible shot from outside the 3 pt arch with 10 seconds on the shot clock has taught me to never be distracted by the person in-front of you–don’t even look into his eyes. Kobe Bryant is one of those few players that rarely goes toe-to-toe with an obstacle or a player; nonetheless fights or calls out his opponents. He always fixates his eyes to the goal and not the person in front of him. If we all can do that, then we all can accomplish our goals and appreciate life a little more–hating our opponents or letting obstacles keep us away from our goal is not how you play the game. Play the game of Life!

   “Thank you Kobe for inspiring me. And congratulations on your latest victory. I am once again glad to see you back on the court–showing the world that an Achilles heel won’t keep you down from playing the game!” –Prince Sefa-Boakye

To read my first post click on the link below.

Play the Game –Not The Man

To read Kobe’s letter on this monumental feat, click on the link below

The Players’ Tribune: Zero by Kobe Bryant

Wave of Change: #EricGarner Protest in Boston


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What started as a ripple turned into a wave. Young and old, black and white marched in solidarity for the unjust death of #EricGarner. What astonished me was this hotel employee, (who is white), who marched outside and clapped proudly as they marched by. #amazing Sometimes you can’t stop the wave, once it starts.

There will be another protest at 7pm at Boston Commons. City of Boston is expecting high pedestrian traffic around the area so plan accordingly.

Instagram: #princeinthecity #princesdailyjournal #handsupwalkout #justice #politics #boston #justiceforericgarner #garnerprotest #ferguson #peace #protest #love #networking #black #white #solidarity @rbgmainezulu

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Control Your Tongue


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Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.

We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches.

But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.

People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring.

(‭James‬ ‭3‬:‭1-12‬ NLT)

My favorite quote that stems from this verse is this:

“Sometimes it [the tongue] praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God.”

This is such a prolific message because it tells us: if you curse at your fellow man and woman, you are cursing at God himself because they were made in the image of God. So to curse at another is to curse at God in his face. As much as we want to shame people, by cursing, for their wicked acts, remember that the act of cursing is, in itself, a wicked act–so the shame should also be placed on you.

We hold a powerful weapon; so be mindful of what you say. We live in a wicked world but it doesn’t mean that we have to curse at one another, in order to make it right. So continue to love one another, and bless each other with words of praise.

PSA: HOW IPHONES CAN HACK ATM PIN CODES ON BLACK FRIDAY


Before you go Holiday shopping on this franticBlack Friday, please watch this video and learn how to protect yourself and your credit card. DO NOT GLOSS OVER THIS VIDEO!

Please share and educate others. Knowledge is Power!

Happy Holidays!!

–Prince

Happy Thanksgiving


 

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#whatsprinceeating: “Chinese Take Out–Pork Fried Rice and Boneless Ribs”

Happy Thanksgiving, from my Home to yours! And a special Happy Thanksgiving to my family back home in California. I’ll be spending my thanksgiving at home with my law school books and a tale of Sherlock Holmes to keep me company. Remember to give thanks for what we have (and not we desire) and to the people who helped us along the way.

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Instagram: #princesdailyjournal #princeinthecity #happythanksgiving #happy #boston #family #sherlockholmes #blessed #lawschool #suffolklaw #love #study #school #humble #foodie #foodart #iphonephotography #myfab5 @bestfoodboston @agogo777 @jaclynchristiee @ms_bon_vivant #california #candlelight #dinnerisserved #chinesetakeout #nomnom #yum

Prince Sefa-Boakye and JZ on the UR Business Network


Here is an introductory video of URBN Radio and Podcasts Hosts Prince Sefa-Boakye and Jaclyn “JZ” Zukerman–interviewing each other for the first time at UR Business Network studio on YouTube!

caliswaggPrince Sefa-Boakye is a Political Correspondent for URBN as well as his own personal website. His show “Prince in The City,” is really about him and the adventures that he has in any city that he is in. He says he can be in San Diego, Ca, (which is where he is from), Boston, Ma (where he currently resides) or anywhere else in the world. His show mainly talks about politics (both national and international) and people from all over the world with different walks of life. The people that he has own his show are politicians (San Diego, DC, Boston), entrepreneurs (Joanne Cornwell, founder of Sisterlocks), intellectuals (Dr. Cornel West), athletes (Charlie Davies, US National Soccer player), and even street performers (Rueben Lucky Hall, City Walk Legend) . His future plans is to finish his law school education at Suffolk University Law School and continue to hone his craft in Politics as a Political Correspondent while attending a few fashions shows here and there.

B0bezAGCIAASYniJaclyn Zukerman aka JZ is an entertainment correspondent for UR Business Network. Originally from New York, JZ relocated to Boston, Ma in May of 2014–and she is a jack of all trades. Her Show “The Social Scene with JZ” speaks for itself. She covers all the social events here in Boston, whether it be cocktail parties or fashion shows, and interviews celebrities, entrepreneurs, DJs, movie producers, TV producers, entertainers, and musicians. Some of her biggest interviews were with Moniqua Plante (Nashville TV star) and Rami Rank (TV Producer of “Dexter”). Her future plans is to move her radio show onto the TV screen as a T.V. Personality Host and coordinate Red Carpet events with Magazine Editor, Meshi Davis, in New York, LA, and Boston– where people can network and enjoy themselves. Right now she is coordinating a networking event in Boston, MA this December on the 18th–so do contact her and be a part of the social scene.

To follow their shows go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com and key search their names or shows.

Follow them on Twitter:
@JacylnZukerman
@princedjc
And on Linkedin

To contact JZ for promotions, sponsorship, social events, and interviews go to jzukerman1@gmail.com.

You can also follow JZ on these websites: www.facebook.com/socialscenewithjz
www.jzukerman1.wix.com/inspiretheworld

To contact Prince for political inquiries, sponsorship, and/or interviews go to his contact page to email him there.

#FashionEmbassy Presents “Seven Looks” by Framingham College


Framingham College (Fashion Embassy)

Timeless Tuesdays at the Bond Lounge.

A once a month special occasion (the first Tuesday of every month) where you can network with professionals and see the latest trends in fashion with class. This month’s fashion featurette: Seven Looks.

“Seven Looks” was inspired by seven upcoming fashion designers, from Framingham College, who put together an ensemble of clothing wear from “Alice and Wonderland” to urban street wear. One of my guests, Meshi Davis, Magazine Editor of Bon Vivant Society, was able to speak with one of the designers, Corey Ortiz, and will be doing a story in the near future.

A special thank you again to Jaclyn Zukerman and Gilda (from the Bond Lounge) for coordinating this networking event; Dynasty Models for showcasing the beautiful fashion designs; and Framingham College for providing us with intelligent and talented fashion designers.

Meshi Davis and Corey Ortiz

To get more information on the next fashion show at the Bond Lounge, contact Gilda at 617-956-8765 and visit their website at www.bondboston.com

Fashion Designers: Framingham College Students
Models: Dynasty Models
Photos: Prince Sefa-Boakye

To see these photos go to my Flickr account, by clicking on the link below.

#FashionEmbassy: Seven Looks by the College Students of Framingham College

If you want more coverage of “what’s going on?” in the social scene of Boston, Massachusetts, then be sure to follow JZ and Meshi on Twitter.

Jaclyn Zuckerman aka “JZ”: @jaclynzuckerman

Meshi Davis aka “Miss Bon Vivant”: @miss_bon_vivant

You can also check out more fashion trends, from the shows that I have attended, by clicking on my tab #FashionEmbassy.

Instagram: #Poppin bottles again with hot #dynastymodels. http://www.princesdailyjournal.com #princesdailyjournal #princeinthecity @jaclynchristiee @ms_bon_vivant #boston #fashion #bostonevents #champagne #networking #work #study #play

Tito Jackson’s Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway


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Proud City Councillor Tito Jackson will be hosting his 4th Annual Turkey Giveaway at his district, Roxbury Crossing, in Massachusetts.

Each year benefactors, from all over Boston, provide Mr. Tito Jackson with thousands of turkeys. And each year Mr. Tito Jackson takes one day aside from his civic duties to giveaway turkeys to families less fortunate in his low income area of District 7–one turkey per family.

The mission of the Tito Jackson Community Fund is to give back to those in need, and to provide a meal that has been celebrated in our great nation for over a century.

Mr. Tito Jackson is looking for volunteers and if you are interested he asks that you RSVP with his overseer Monica Cannon via phone 857-269-9340 or email (titojacksoncommunityfund@gmail.com).

You can also RSVP via Facebook to attend the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/843812225651539/

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A special volunteer who will be helping in this effort is LaDarrel Hagans, Singer and Well-Renowned Community Organizer. Read his story and learn how he became the outstanding grassroots organizer that he is today.

LaDarrel Hagans: His Story and How He Organized His Community for Change

Doug Luffborough publishes his new book, “Watch Me Rise”


 

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Doug Luffborough, Harvard Graduate and Heart Inspired Speaker, has just published his long awaited book “Watch Me Rise” detailing his memoirs from a life of homelessness and gang activity to a life of academic achievements and possibilities at Harvard and the White House. My mom was fortunate enough to run into Mr. Doug Luffborough yesterday at Starbucks, in San Diego, Ca, where she was honored to have received his newly published book–and is sending one to me in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Thank you Doug, so much for sharing your story both to me and my mom, and the world. Continue to inspire the youth like the way you have inspired me.” –Prince

If you wish to receive a copy of Doug Luffborough’s new book, go to www.dougluff.com or amazon.com and get your copy today! P.S. Dont forget to ask him to sign your book too!

Below is my first YouTube video, of Prince In The City, with Doug Luffborough. You can also check you my interviews and posts of him, by clicking the links below.

UR Business Network: Prince in The City w/ Doug Luffborough

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