Weekly Spiritual Digest: God Hears And Answers Prayers


Sharine Jones, Upcoming Author

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces.” (Psalm 107:13-14)

I am so blessed to announce that I have finally co-edited of what will soon be the most captivating Domestic Violence story of a woman’s tribulations: “A Woman’s Indiscretions” by Sharine Jones.

Thank you God for protecting her and bringing her into my life to show me my purpose for living and helping people like her–to share their stories of #tribulations and #victory.

If you haven’t read her story go to Saturday Book Read and find it so you can be inspired. Her book will soon be on the shelves soon.

Remember to pray because God always answers your prayers.

“Thank you all for following my webpage and keeping my purpose alive.”

–Prince

Elizabeth Perez Barletta, Suffolk Alum, talks about Real Estate Law


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Elizabeth Perez Barletta talks about Real Estate Law on “50 Shades of Law”

Elizabeth “Liz” Perez Barletta Esq. is an associate at Ligris+ Associates. And prior to joining the firm, Liz worked at the general practice firm of Sasson & Cymrot in Boston, Ma where she focused her practice on residential and commercial real estate transactions. In her interview she tells Prince her journey of becoming a lawyer and how she is using her law degree to help people purchase homes and sell their real estate.

To listen to this interview click on the link below

Elizabeth Perez Barletta talks about Real Estate Law on UR Business Network

The first thought of becoming a lawyer began when Liz was a little girl. And at that time, her family befriended a lawyer by the name of Paul, who would always invite her and her family to his house for outdoor barbecues, etc. And as Liz recounts, Paul was the coolest and smartest lawyer that she knew; that’s how she was inspired to become a lawyer (like Paul). But what made her choose real estate law was her work experience at Sasson & Cymrot, where she was exposed to all different types of law and found that real estate law was her niche.

Liz says that real estate law is vast because it encompasses so many aspects like zoning, lord tenant issues, etc. But what she does is the “conveyance” of buying and selling real estate. What Liz would do is represent either buyers, lenders (when they often time look for a mortgage) or sellers, and assist them with their negotiation agreements on the purchasing and selling of their real estate–attending closings, explaining documents, etc. Her greatest joy is popping up on the front doorstep of her client’s apartment, and present them with a set of keys to their newly purchased home–all with an energetic smile.

Her advice to those who want to practice, or want to go to law school and study the law, is to really know what you want to do before and after you graduate from law school. Too many times Liz has seen recent law school graduates struggle because they did not know what they wanted to do after they graduated–not to mention the added financial costs from attending law school. Liz asserts that being a lawyer is a great profession, but don’t become one just because you couldn’t find any other profession.

Liz graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Communications from Boston College and graduated with a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 2010 (where Prince is currently attending). Her biggest reason for going to Suffolk University Law School was its keen location (situated in the heart of Downtown Boston), and its phenomenal alumni network. Her first job came from a mutual connection that she had with somebody who went to Suffolk University Law School. The power of networking, Liz says, is a key factor in the practice of law and in real estate law–”You have to be in front of people!” Liz says.

Liz is originally from Miami, Florida and is fluent in Spanish. Liz is a licensed attorney in both Massachusetts and Florida.

If you wish to reach out to Liz for advice on law school or legal representation in Real Estate, you can go to www.ligris.com and search for Elizabeth Perez Barletta . You can also reach out to her via email (ebarletta@ligris.com) or by phone (617.274.1500).

Her firm has three locations in Newton, Cambridge, and Boston.

Don’t forget to listen to her on the UR Business Network Channel at “Desocial Strategies” with Jeffery Desocio

You can also check out my other interviews with interesting lawyers under my page 50 Shades of Law.

#FashionEmbassy Presents Fashions of the Future


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Timeless Tuesdays at the Bond Lounge. A once a month special occasion (the first Tuesday of every month) where you can network with entrepreneurs and see the latest trends in fashion with class. This month’s fashion featurette: Fashions of The Future.

A special thank you to Jaclyn Zukerman and Gilda (from the Bond Lounge) for coordinating this networking event. Jaclyn is a new socialite from New York and is in Boston to cover the latest social scenes. You can follow her on Twitter  @jaclynzukerman.

To host networking events at the Bond Lounge contact Gilda at 617-956-8765 and visit their website at www.bondboston.com

Fashion Design: Fashions of The Future by Charles Neumann
Models: Dynasty Models
Photos by Prince Sefa-Boakye

To view these photos click on the link below.

#FashionEmbassy Presents Fashions of the Future (Flickr)

Visit @Miss_Bon_Vivant for more photos as well.

You can check out more coverage of fashion shows by going to my page #FashionEmbassy

Instagram: #boston #BostonEvents @bondboston1 @ladybond4 #princesdailyjournal #JZVIPTABLE #princeinthecity #work #study #play #networking @urbusinessnetwork #entrepreneur #fashion #bostonfashionweek #friends #champagne #models @dynastymodels @womenofboston

Prince Sefa-Boakye talks to Charlie Davies, US Soccer Player for the New England Revolution


(This interview was recorded on Oct.8th 2014)

Charlie Davies is a local Bostonian and plays for the New England Revolution. He has participated in two World Cups (2008 and 2009) for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and plans to play again in the next World Cup in 2018.

Charlie shared with me his future plans and his recovery from a serious car accident that he was involved in, back in 2009–and this month will mark the 5th year anniversary of escaping certain death. He said it was truly difficult for him because he couldn’t play consecutively as he used to–it took him 2-3 years to fully recover. But now he is making the right steps to getting back in the game and playing with his fellow teammates one more time before the next World Cup!

Playing soccer and being a soccer player is not a job but passion for him. He says, “There is no greater joy than to step on the field, put on your cleats and play with the ball.” He narrated to me his first goal account with the US National Soccer Team–and how that turned into a crucial qualifying goal for one of the World Cups that he was in. The US was playing against Trinidad, in Trinidad, Tobago, when his good friend Jozy Altidore (who is now the striker for the US Men’s National Team) assisted him by making a terrific pass which Charlie tapped the ball right into the goal.

Charlie admits that it was an easy “tap-in” goal but he says, “a goal is a goal!” And he was over the moon with it.

When I asked him to share any aspiring words to my audience, of whom wanted to be like him, he said this to me:

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“Through my experience, I would tell them to have faith–to have belief in yourself! Things do not always go well and they don’t always go the way that you want them to go. But you have to stay focused and stay positive! And if you can stay positive and work hard then you can achieve many things that people think that you can never achieve. You will prove yourself wrong and you will prove doubters wrong. But most importantly don’t take life for grant it because anything could be taken away from you in an instant.”

If you wish to reach out to Charlies Davies, and give him love and support in his quest to play for US Men’s National Soccer Team in the next World Cup, go to his Twitter account (@charliedavies9) at www.twitter.com/CharlieDavies9.
And you can also follow him on his Instagram account (@charliedavies09) at www.instagram.com/charliedavies09.

For more of my radio talks and interviews go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com.

(*I made a slight gaffe in the beginning: “Charlie Davies is a US Men’s National Soccer Team player”)

Weekly Spiritual Digest: I Will Praise The Lord at All Times


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I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the LORD’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.
I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved me from all my troubles. (‭Psalms‬ ‭34‬:‭1-6‬ NLT)

Today my church gave praise to the Most High. We let go all of our fears and confided our trust in HIM. We lifted our hands and exalted his name together.

Today praise The Lord and constantly speak of his praises.

(Photo taken at La Iglesia Cristiana de Nueva Vida)

How to Loosen Your Shoulders w/ Steve Asaro


Prince Sefa-Boakye talks to Lic. Massage Therapist Steve Asaro at the 4th Annual Harbor Arts Festival. In this interview Steve Asaro shares a common shoulder muscle strain that almost all of us have: The Levator Scapulae Muscle Strain.

The Levator Scapulae Muscle is a muscle which attaches itself onto the neck and upper shoulder scapulae. Steve says its that pain between your shoulder blades and it can arise when you are stressed out. The most common individuals (like myself) who have this strain are those who carry around a heavy single strap bag. However, you don’t need to carry around heavy a bag to feel this pain, Steve says, because it derives from overwhelming stress.

Steve says, if you are stressed out all the time or you feel tense when you are typing away behind a computer, your shoulders will tend to rise up and tighten your Levator Scapulae Muscle. So his biggest advice to everyone out there is to pause during the day and try to recognize if your shoulders are rising up–if so, you should take a deep breath and relax your shoulders. Being mindful of this will help you break this subconscious habit.

So for all of you bloggers out there, be sure to relax shoulders during and after you blog!

Steve Asaro and his services can be found in Downtown Boston, Massachusetts (at Seaport Hotel and Fort Point Wellness) and you can reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stevenasarolmt.

He can also be reached via email (steve.asaro@gmail.com) and phone 978-648-1417. He does individual appointments and house
calls.

For more of my radio talks and interviews go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com

Statewide Rally with First Lady Michelle Obama and Martha Coakley


IMG_8215Today I attended the StateWide Rally with First Lady Michelle Obama and Martha Coakley, who is running to be the next governor of Massachusetts, at the renown Strand Theater in Dorchester, Ma,

This event did not only drew fellow democrats and supporters of President Obama, but iconic public figures and speakers like Mayor Marty Walsh, City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, Sen. Ed Markey, the current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and of course the First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama,  to endorse and commend Martha’s work and stance on early education for children, food nutrition, public safety, equal pay for women, human trafficking and raising awareness on domestic violence.

Each speaker had a story tell but nothing came close to the touching story that First Lady Michelle Obama told which she met kids all across America, who are putting in the extra effort to go school and achieve a higher education while working two jobs and feeding their familes–despite their physical limitations and financial circumstances. She says, “If they are not giving up, we can’t either. We have to be more passionate and more hungry than ever before. We can’t let our kids down!”

Also in support of Martha Coakley, Lt. Governor candidate Steve Kerrigan was recognized, by the foray of speakers, for his public service– who I also had the pleasure to interview at the UR Business Network studio.

For more information about the Martha Coakley Campaign go to www.marthacoakley.com

You can also listen to my interview with Steve Kerrigan and his story by going to my “Meet the Candidates” section, where you will find him under “Boston, Lt. Governor.” Or click the link below

Meet the Candidates: Steve Kerrigan

Below are a few photos that I captured at the event. For more photos go to Flickr Page at First Lady Michelle Obama and Martha Coakley Event

A special thank you to Ladarrel Hagans for inviting me to this event.

 

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Press Coverage: Martha Coakley Rally Event!


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I’m here covering the Martha Coakley Rally Event! First Lady Michelle Obama will be here speaking too. Stay Tuned for more pictures and a story soon.

Instagram: #princesdailyjournal #princeinthecity #mapoli #marthacoakley #obama #boston #bospoli #politics #work #study #play #magov #malg

York and Dillo Bowtie Collection Are on Sale!


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York and Dillo is putting out a special collection, of their uniquely designed bowties, on sale for a limited time only–below are a few of their newly created designs.

If you wish to purchase these beautiful designs and others from York and Dillo go to shop.yorkandillo.com

 

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Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Faisal AlKheriji, Suffolk Undergrad and Painter


Faisal (Fay-zl) is an undergrad at Suffolk University, where he is earning his bachelors in business. And in his free time, he enjoys to paint beautiful tapestries–He considers painting as an avid hobby.

Faisal first began painting when he was a little kid. And once he a picked up a paintbrush, he could never put it down.

He truly believes that art comes from within, and if you have a strong conviction in painting, he says, go out there and just do it because there is no right or wrong way to paint. “It’s art!” he says.

Faisal has future aspirations to one day open his vey own art gallery. And until then, he continues to showcase his artwork anywhere and everywhere in Boston, Ma.

If you wish to contact Faisal to commission your next artwork, or if you wish to follow his artwork, go to his Instagram account: @faisalkheriji (www.instagram.com/faisalkheriji)

Also go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com to listen to my radio talks and interviews