#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.

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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

Motivation Monday: Set Your Dreams High and Never Take Your Eyes Away From Them

Weekly Political Report: Prince Sefa-Boakye’s Reaction to the 2014 Midterms


Each week I write a political editorial that affects you and the world around you.

This week’s political editorial: My Reaction to 2014 Midterm Election.

Republicans winNovember 4th, was surely a night to remember. What America thought was impossible became the possible, with Republicans sweeping the Senate election race and the governor race across the nation especially here in Massachusetts–Not to mention that pot is now legal in Washington, D.C. And the politics that really dominated the air waves of this race was, of course President’s Obama presidency.

It seems as though you don’t need to have any government experience to run for office. As long as you have enough TV attack ads to criticize the president and attach any of his progressive policies to a candidate, that you can win election! And more importantly you can suppress a significant portion of citizens from not voting at all, which I think happened in this Midterm election. And so my reaction to this Midterm election was shocking and disappointing–disappointing in regards to Martha Coakley and Celeste Ribeiro Myers’ lost in the Massachusetts Gubernational race.

In June of 2014, after the Supreme Court upheld to lift the cap on Political Spending, I made a prediction on Twitter (and a radio talk on UR Business Network: Money and Politics inside the Supreme Courthouse of The United States), that “midterms elections will be ugly” and sure enough I was right. But the biggest thing you should take away from this election is the geography.

If you take a look at the map above, you will see the geography of how the election was fought–the distinct colors of state, corresponding to their political parties. A lot of people may not know is that most of the contested states were, for the most part, Republican states–and if not were surrounded by Republican states. And so it was very hard for any Democrat to have strong hold over a state, when it was a Republican state to begin with. But the key states that were fought for the soul of the Senate (just to name a few) were North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa, and New Hampshire. These were considered “up for grabs” states since they switch their allegiance from one party to another on each election. And as you can see from the map Republicans were not only successful in their geography but their unlimited resources (due in part of the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the cap on Political Spending)–to attack the name “Obama” and attach it to his supporters via air waves. This is in a sense of how politics in this country works. Rather than talk about ideas of progress or mobolizing people to exercise their civic duty to vote, it was more about “mud-slinging” and collecting votes, especially if you have friends at the Supreme Court level who can bend the rules on fair play: Striking down a Key Provision of Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Political Spending).

In all honesty, politics is about helping people and marshaling positive ideas to move people forward especially to the polls. Today it’s about slinging mud to an oppressor, when there is no oppression to begin with or collecting votes. In this case, it seems to me that Republicans only want to repeal Obamacare for their own benefit and not the benefit of the whole country, which has cost America a government shutdown. Now with this seized golden opportunity, Republicans (in both houses) can now bend the will of the president, and have him serve their needs, without thinking twice to those who don’t share their ideals or financial means to get by in life. Rand Paul admittedly said that the GOP has done a terrible job of reaching out to the minority community, so what makes you think that this election will be any different? Maybe now, with their newly claimed territory in the Senate House, will Republicans reach out to the minority community and engage in their issues.

So here are my predictions from here to 2016:

  • President Obama’s legacy in the White House will be more to difficult to create and restore after the huge fallout of congressional seats in both houses.
  • More gridlock than bipartisanship in DC because of prior failed attempts to agree on any issue. There will never be a bi-partisan up-down vote on any proposal, except for Immigration, but only if, Republicans will be willing to consider serious reforms and object bias opinions. Moreover, there will be more “blocks” and “vetoes” until someone blinks. But “executive orders” from the President will be a defining moment in his Presidential legacy
  • The Hilary Clinton campaign will need to have a serious assessment of how to enter the Presidential race, even if they consider a bid for President in 2016.
  • Possible repeal in ObamaCare, and a possible implementation of Keystone Oil pipeline
  • Possible cuts in Education and other programs (Medicare, Unemployment insurance, etc) that many Americans still see as a valuable.

Personal Note: On a personal note I want to send my best wishes to Celeste Ribeiro Myers and Martha Coakley for a hard fought campaign–and I am deeply saddened by your loss. I am a big fan of you and your principles of fairness and equal opportunity for everyone–the same principles that have led me here two years ago, to campaign for Elizabeth Warren on the Massachusetts Democratic Party campaign. I know this is a huge set back for Massachusetts but these same principles still exists in the hearts of many, which have made Boston and the Commonwealth great.

Go Out and Vote!


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Just Rocked Out The #MAVOTE for 2014. Have you?! If not get to the polls! If you don’t know where your poll booth is go to www.mass.gov. The POLLS CLOSE AT 8pm!!! Remember to vote for Celeste Ribeiro Myers! Also check out my interviews on UR Business Network if you need help in deciding on who to vote for (besides Celeste Ribeiro Myers for State Rep!)

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I’ve also been featured on the Boston Metro News. Check it out, by clicking on the link: Mouners withstand Nor’easter for Menino

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Meet The Candidates: Massachusetts Candidates of 2014 Midterm Election Race


It’s that time of year, and have you decided on who you will vote for this midterm election If not check out my interviews on UR Business Network and listen (and watch) to what each candidate has to offer on the table.

To listen to a candidate click on his/her photo, which will direct you to their interview.

Remember to go www.mass.gov to find your polling place in Massachusetts

If you are in East Boston, or have friends in East Boston, tell everyone to vote for Celeste-Ribero Myers! She is all about serving the community and is not tied down to special interests!

And also be sure to Say Yes to Question 3 because profits, good fortune, or jobs can never come from gambling!

Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Scott Lively, Pastor Running For Massachusetts Governor


Scott LivelyDr. Scott Lively is a full-time missionary pastor who preaches the word of God in the inner-city of Springfield, Massachusetts. Scott is running for one reason: to bring Biblical values back into the politics of Massachusetts: Anti-Abortion, Natural Family, and Basic Conservative Values. Values, which he said still defined the grassroots of the Republican Party. Dr. Scott Lively is a man of many trades: he is a building contractor, Christian social activist, and a constitutional lawyer–all the while earned his doctorate in Theology. He is a fifth generation Massachusetts citizen and his family has been here since the 1620s.

(UR Business Network): Scott Lively, Pastor Running for Massachusetts Governor

Scott tells me that he is grieved by the decline of Commonwealth’s neo-christian values–values he said has been handed down for five generations. He is tired of seeing the rise of the Marxist philosophy, pervading his beloved Commonwealth state and his country, and wants to put a stop to it. Two tasks that he will accomplish as the next governor of Massachusetts is Micro-financing in inner-city neighborhoods and a citizen oversight panel to scrutinize corruption in government.

As a full-time missionary he has traveled to over 40 countries, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to countries (in Africa) that have little resources. It was during his missionary work that he saw the power of Micro-financing, which donors gave small loans to inspired farmers and push-cart merchants and taught them basic business and entrepreneurial skills. The results, he said, were tremendous and the people in Africa were able to pull their own bootstraps, pull themselves up out of poverty, and be successful. Dr. Lively says, he sees too many inner-city families (going back to three generations) that are dependent on the government. He quotes a Jewish proverb: “If you give a man fish, he eats for a day. But if you teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime.” This is what inspires him to break “government-dependency” in inner-city neighborhoods. Then lastly he wants to institute a citizen oversight panel chosen by lottery, to oversee the corruption in government and have a panel of lawyers to prosecute corrupted public officials. He sees too much greed in politics and wants to put a stop to it.

Dr. Lively understands that he speaks differently from the rest of the candidates, but one thing he wants to tell you is that he is honest and a straight-talker, even if you don’t agree with his views. He does not engage in mudslinging, he is not here to pander votes, and he is not a cardboard cut-out. He is an independent who wishes to restore Christian values back into the Commonwealth.

If you wish to reach out to Dr. Scott Lively and his campaign, go to www.livelyforgovernor.com

Cheers to Mr. Mayor Thomas Menino (1942-2014)


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Today Mr Tom Menino will lie in state at Faneuil Hall, where he delivered his inaugural address in 1994 along with several subsequent State of the City addresses. And where, on March 28, 2013, he announced his resignation.

Tomorrow, on Monday Nov. 3rd, Mr. Menino will make his final ride around Boston before he is placed to rest.

For more details of where he will pass through, click on this link Menino’s Final Ride

Cheers Mayor to a life of service, and may you rest in Eternal Peace.

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Here are some of my photos taken at Thomas Menino’s Funeral Procession at Faneuil Hall.

To see more of my photos, click on my Flickr Album: Mayor Thomas Menino’s Funeral Procession

What I can tell you, from my experience, is that it was a beautiful procession and dedication to the Former Mayor of Boston. When I passed by his casket, to pay my respects, I saw a gentle smile from the gentle giant himself letting me know that he is okay. Rest in Peace Mayor.

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Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Evan Falchuk, Independent Candidate for Massachussetts Governor


Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Evan Falchuck, Independent Candidate for Massachusetts Governor

FalchukEvan Falchuk, who is now 44 years old, is a successful entrepreneur. He has served 13 years on the executive leadership team of Boston-based global health care company, Best Doctors, Inc., and has played a lead role in helping to grow the company–placing the company in Inc. magazine’s list of “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”, from 9 employees to over 600.

In this interview Evan tells me that he is running for governor not just as an independent but as a founder of a new political party in Massachusetts called the United Independent Party.

He founded this group because the political process today is not representing people like it used to–it has now been exclusive to interest groups. His vision for this new party was based on these principles: equality, civil rights protection for everyone, AND smart spending–the Commonwealth must spend taxpayer money wisely. Although the pragmatic combination of these principles does not fit into the traditional Democratic or Republican “boxes” it does fit exactly into what the majority of voters prefer. For him it’s all about believing in issues that are consistent with our beliefs.

One of his main platforms that he is advocating on is reducing the cost of living in Massachusetts. He says right upfront that the cost of living in Massachusetts is “too high.” And the two reasons behind it are healthcare and housing costs, which a lot of state legislators are making a lot of money off of. And when I asked him to share an embarrassing story from the campaign trail, he actually talks about the embarrassment of this race due to the recent issues that have been raised.

Evan says that these debates are not serious. Instead of talking about racism, housing costs, medical costs, seniors, or student debt, these debates raise issues like “what is your favorite Halloween costume?”, “Who do you think your opponent should play in a movie?” or “When was the last time you cried?” He was quite embarrassed because nobody was talking about the real issues in Massachusetts. He even called out the Boston Globe, a respectable newspaper, for their reporting because they rather investigate politicians’ coffee habits instead of the issues. When the Press starts acting like “info-tainment” instead of a watch dog, he says “that is embarrassing”–and they are getting paid to do it. However his biggest concern is that leaders do not inspire their citizens to go to the polls and vote.

One person said to Evan, “they come to collect our votes and then leave and comeback in two years.” Sixteen percent of Massachusetts population voted in the primaries last year, so Evan wants to make sure that on November 4th, leaders are inviting as many people as they can to the polls and vote–and seek ways to mobilize them towards positive change.

If you wish to ask questions for Evan to answer go to his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EvanFalchukMA

To learn more about him and his campaign go to http://www.falchuk2014.com

For more people and politics go to http://www.princesdailyjournal.com

And check out my interviews at http://urbusinessnetwork.com/category/prince-in-the-city-radio-show-and-podcast-with-host-prince-sefa-boayke/

Prince Sefa-Boakye proudly endorses Celeste Ribeiro Myers for State Rep


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I proudly endorse Celeste Ribeiro Myers for State Rep in East Boston. Her drive and commitment to fair play, diversity, and community service will no doubt revive East Boston back to its original glory. She is not tied down to private interests nor the status quo.

On Nov. 4th be sure to check off Celeste Ribeiro Myers on your voting ballot.

To watch my interview with her, click on this link: Prince Sefa-Boakye interivews Celeste Ribeiro Myers, Candidate for State Rep

For more information on Celeste and her campaign go www.celesteforeastboston.com

Also look at Celeste’s new TV ad and share it with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and Email!

“Community First” – Celeste Ribeiro Myers for State Rep. from Audissey Media on Vimeo.