Os Malandros De Mestre Touro presents Batisado 2015

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My capoeira group (Os Malandros de Mestre Touro) will be hosting their annual Batisado (Bah-chi-sado) event at the World Beat Center in San Diego, Ca., this Saturday! Batisado is an initiation ceremony, where we welcome new capoeristas into the fold of Capoeira and graduate recent ones by their mark in skill and wit. I was honored to be a part of this ceremony, 3 years ago, where I earned the respect and recognition from the masters and capoeiristas of Os Malandros de Mestre Touro.

mestre preto velho (Menkiti Rice)

“Capoeira is a mental technology–a way of problem solving. Capoeira finds balance in chaos. Capoeira is a black art.” –Legendary Mestre Preto Velho

Guests who will be attending this event are: Mestre Biquinho, Mestre Ze, Mestre Ephraim, Mestre Forca; Capoeiristas Dende, Jahsun, Albatroz, Jorge, Bode and…

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Grand Master and Legend Mestre Touro (straight out of Brazil), the founder of Os Malandros de Mestre Touro. Legend has it that he defeated 15 policemen in the art of Capoiera while drunk.

The event will start at 3:30 pm and the admission fee is only $5.00. To RSVP for this event call my Capoeira Master Mestre Preto Velho (May-stre Preh-to Vay-o) at 619-518-7782.

I encourage you all to come to this event, if you are in San Diego, and help celebrate black culture and keep this positive art alive in the community!

To learn more about Capoeira and my Master Mestre Preto Velho, click on the links below.

Mestre Preto Velho

What is Capoeira?

Prince’s Personal Story of Mestre Preto Velho

Daily Newsfeed

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese leader ever to address Congress; Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he is retiring; Germanwings co-pilot hid health conditions that would banned him from flying; At least 2 people missing after East Village explosion in NYC; and meet America’s first video game varsity athletes. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese leader to address Congress

Harry Reid announces his retirement

Germanwings co-polit hid health conditons, banning him from flying

Two people missing after East Village explosion

USA’s first video game athlete

Throwback Thursday: Suneal Bedi, MA Bar Lawyer and Harvard Law School Alum

Each Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog of an interview or a political editorial/tweet that I’ve written in the past.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursday: Suneal Bedi, MA Bar Lawyer and Harvard Law School Alum.


I met Suneal two years ago on Harvard Law School’s campus–during, what it appears to be, his daily run. At that time I was looking at prospective law schools to attend in Boston, Ma, and, naturally, Harvard was on the top of my list. How I knew that Suneal was a student at Harvard Law School was his sweatshirt, which said “Harvard Law School.” One could say that fate that brought us together, which in fact is true.

When I told Suneal my interest to apply to law school, particularly Harvard, he sincerely gave me his contact information so we could sit down and talk–and in our talk he opened my eyes to law school and lawyers in general.

He said that receiving his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School did not make him special nor better than any other lawyer in Massachusetts. “There is equal respect among lawyers in the law profession–and that nobody really dwells on where they received their J.D. degree,” he goes on to say. He has worked with very talented lawyers, from both inside and outside of Harvard Law School, and his greatest lesson from Harvard Law School, which he wishes to share with you, is the concept of having “perspective” before going to law school.

“When I started my first year at Harvard Law School, I was totally driven to be number one in my class. However, when I did, I lost sight of enjoying myself. It would not be until my 2nd and 3rd year that I would start enjoying life and make the many friends that I have today”

Suneal did not only explain the misconceptions of having a J.D. from Harvard Law School, but assisted me in crafting a personal statement letter which all law schools want to hear.

“Thank you Suneal for everything. Thank you for giving me “perspective,” which I use each and everyday at law school, and my acceptance at Suffolk Law School. I wish you all the best in everything you do!”  –Prince Sefa-Boakye

To listen to his interview go to: Suneal Bedi, (UR Business Network Radio)

To read his story go to “50 Shades of Law: Law School–Suneal Bedi”

Weekly Political Tweet: Sen. Ted Cruz Signs up for ObamaCare (or Not?)

Each week I tweet a political issue (in less than 140 characters!) that affects YOU and the WORLD around you!

This Week: Obamacare and Sen Ted Cruz’s 2016 bid for the White House

In a live interview on CNN last Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz announces his move to sign up for Obamacare.

Remind you this is the same politician who would shut down the Government (which did happen) than Keep ObamaCare!

However, after the interview, Cruz spokesman says senator won’t take government contribution to purchase Obamacare. So we will see how this unfolds in 2016 campaign.

Next the GOP will ask for his Birth Certificate.

To follow this story, and watch the actual footage, click on the link below.

Ted Cruz is going on Obamacare..

Follow me on twitter @princedjc

Daily Newsfeed

CEO of Germanwings gives details of the nationalities of some of the victims from flight 4U9525 (2 US citizens): Pres. Obama risks backlash in pursuit of Iran nuclear deal; UK PM David Cameron apologizes to victims of contaminated blood scandal; Yemen’s embattled president flees stronghold as Shiite rebels advance; and a man uses cut out of Dos Equis pitchman to ride in carpool lane. All this and more, click on the link below.

The nationalities of victims from flight 4U9525

Pres. Obama risks backlash in Iran nuke deal

UK PM David Cameron apologizes to victims of contaminated blood scandal

Yemen civil war on the break

“I don’t always pull drivers over, but when I do I prefer Dos passengers”

Second Interview w/ Adrian Madaro, State Rep Candidate for East Boston

Here is my 2nd interview with Adrian Madaro, Eastie Candidate for State Rep. On this show, he commented on Gentrification in East Boston and responded to Joanne Pomodoro’s proposals.

To follow his campaign go to www.adrianmadaro.com

Prince Sefa-Boakye is interviewing Adrian Madaro (Again)

Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Adrian Madaro

I’ll be interviewing Adrian Madaro, once again, tomorrow, on his candidacy to be the next State Rep of East Boston.

If you have any questions, please tweet them to me on Twitter @princedjc

If you seen read my last interview with Adrian, click here

Daily Newsfeed

Sen. Ted Cruz has announced his presidential bid for 2016; President Barack Obama is to meet with Iraqi PM in April; Starbucks to stop writing “Race Together” on their cups just after one week; Nude Motorcyclist gets arrested after viral video; and Obamacare celebrates it’s 5th anniversary today. All this and more please follow the links below.

Ted Cruz 2016

Pres. Obama to meet with Iraqi PM in April

Starbucks to stop writing “Race Together”

Nude Motorcyclist gets arrested after viral video

Obamacare celebrates its 5th anniversary

Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews John Fish, Chair of Boston 2024

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Here is my interview with John Fish, the Chair of Boston 2024. Boston 2024, is a non-profit organization working towards hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games here in Boston, Ma. In this interview I did not only learn his personal drive, for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but ask the tough questions on important issues surrounding them.

Disclaimer: This interview was recorded on March 12, 2015, so facts and opinions will vary with today’s topics and conversations. Links to proposals and news stories will be added in the future.

To read my two-part interview click on the links below.

Boston 2024 Generic Questions

Tough Questions on Tax-Payer Money, Housing, Sex Trafficking, & Transparency

To learn more about Boston 2024 go to www.20204Boston.org

To learn more about Mr. John Fish go to www.suffolk.com

A special thank you to Mr. John Fish for answering my questions on the Boston 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

John Fish Chair of Boston 2024 princesdailyjournal

Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Joanne Pomodoro, East Boston State Rep Candidate

Joanne T. Pomodoro is a life-long resident of East Boston and an independent candidate running to be the next the State Representative of East Boston. Joanne is running because she is tired of going to community meetings and not having her concerns be heard–one of them being selling East Boston to developers for profit. She wants people who haven’t been heard to be heard and will represent the underserved through representation. What makes her qualified is her work experience as a social worker or better known as a “change agent.”

As a social worker she has helped countless people with their problems; found solutions; healed people from trauma (especially from the Boston Marathon Bombing); and empowered people by becoming pro-active–versus reactive–and taking charge of their life. And what she really wants to do as the next State Rep is re-invest East Boston through stake ownership.

“If you invest in something you have ownership in it,” she says. For those who lives here and wants to stay here they should have a discount–and not be pushed out of their homes because of luxury housing. And so she is advocating a voucher program so that middle class families can stay and prosper here in East Boston.

“I don’t make a blanket speech; I speak from my heart. I am not a professional politician but I am a professional social worker which specializes in helping people.”

Her three biggest priorities that she is advocating for as state rep are: Health and Wellness; Gentrification; and Community Unification.

To follow Joanne and her campaign go to www.joannepomodoro4staterep.org. You can also follow her on her Facebook Fanpage at www.facebook.com/jtpomodoro.

Here are responses of questions from the Twitterverse that Joanne answered

JP: We don’t get to choose how we run. When I was 18 years old, I registered as an Independent. The reason I did that because I wanted to choose the issues, not the politician nor the party. If someone had an issue that I was concerned about, I aligned myself with him. That’s the way I voted. So I’ve been an Independent all my life and that’s the way I’ll stay.

JP: I bring personal connection. I don’t make a blanket speech. I speak from my heart; I am not a professional politician. But I am a professional social worker which I am an expert in helping people. And that’s what I bring to this job and to the community. I care for people no matter their economic status, race, religion, or gender. That’s what I do. And that’s what I will continue to do.