Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Casey Tanaka, Mayor of Coronado


Mayor Casey TanakaIn this talk I get to re-connect with the Mayor of Coronado, Ca., Casey Tanaka.

Mr. Tanaka began his political journey, to the mayor’s office, back in 1999, when he started teaching history to high school students at his alma mater Coronado High School (Class of 1994). And having already completed his college education at UCSD (with a degree in History and a minor in Political Science), he made the career move to jump right into “Coronado Politics” and seize the opportunity to run for mayor–which he did at the age of 24.

From what he tells me, Coronado is an incorporated city of San Diego. And as such, it has a city council which the people of Coronado have elected him to serve as its chairman. So in short he serves as a liaison for the city of Coronado but works very hard with the city manager of Coronado to make the city as great as it is today! (His work includes master of ceremonies, overseeing legislation, etc.)

Today he continues to proudly serve for the city of Coronado, and teaches AP US History to 11th graders and Government to 12th graders at Coronado High School.

If you wish to visit Coronado for the very first time and reach out to the mayor for questions, go Google him under “Casey Tanaka.” You will be able to find his phone number and email address there; he says email is the best way to get a hold of him.

You can also find the mayor’s story under interesting people:

Talk Tuesdays w/ Casey Tanaka– His Life and Rise to the Mayor’s Office

And for more of my radio talks, go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com and click Prince in the City

Photos from Asante and Kojo Sefa-Boakye’s Graduation Party


Sefa-Boakye Brothers

Congratulations again to Asante and Kojo Sefa-Boakye on graduating from their perspective schools: Cal Lutheran University and Coronado High School.

Here are the photos taken from last weekend’s celebration at the City of Coronado Boat House Club Room. To see them, click on the link below.

Flickr: Asante & Kojo’s Graduation Party

Congratulations to Kojo Sefa-Boakye on Graduating from Coronado High School


Kojo Sefa-Boakye (princesdailyjournal)Congratulations to Kojo Sefa-Boakye on successfully graduating from Coronado High School–Class of 2015! I am very proud to say that he is the last Sefa-Boakye in the family to graduate from Coronado High School, especially on it’s 100th year anniversary! Kojo is planning to pursue his musical career, in the Fall, at a two year university where he will be studying Jazz Music and Piano Studies.

The Sefa-Boakye Brothers (princesdailyjournal)

Congratulations Kojo! You made your older brothers very proud!

A Big Thank You to Mom and Dad for making this monumental moment possible!

To see my pictures of Kojo’s Graduation on Flickr, click here

Here is a YouTube clip of Kojo singing “Ordinary People” by John Legend while playing the piano.

 

Prince in The City w/ Adrian De Arriba, Fellow Aztec and Rising International Economist


In this talk I get to catch up with fellow classmate and Aztec, Adrian de Arriba.

Adrian de Arriba was born in A Coruña, Spain but moved to the United States, when he was only 10 years old–where he had a great and wonderful experience growing up in Coronado, Ca.

Adrian and I both attended Coronado High School together (2007) and San Diego State University (2012), where he majored in Economics. And after completing his college education, he then went abroad to Bocconi University in Milan, Italy to earn his Masters in Economics, which he is now working on his thesis.

Studying abroad especially at the graduate level, he says, was difficult; “when you go abroad you go to a different educational system.” Not only do you have to adapt to the pace of graduate school, but how they conduct classes and examinations. But overall, he says, he thoroughly enjoyed his academic experience at Bocconi University. His biggest advice for future economists out there is to take mathematics (courses) seriously and really research graduate programs based on what you are interested in.

Today he his back in Coronado, Ca where he will be completing his thesis and aspiration of becoming an economic analyst.

If you wish to contact him for advice on pursuing a undergraduate and graduate degree in Economics or ask him about his experience at Bocconi University, email him at adrian_de_arriba@hotmail.com

To check out my radio talks go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com and Click on “Prince in The City”

Prince in The City w/ Jonathan Burns, Longtime Friend and Admitted Student at Cal State Fullerton


In this talk I get to catch up with my oldest friend, Jonathan Burns.

Jonathan and I first met back in first grade at Coronado Village Elementary. Not only did we share the same classroom together, but the same karate class; and we’ve always been in contact ever since.

Not only did we talk about his “glory days” in High School at Coronado High School but his college experience at San Diego City College. His advice to everyone out there is to come in with a plan, ask a lot of questions, and make a lot friends. There are a lot of resources out there for you, that colleges don’t tell you about, so be sure to do your own investigation work–but always be sure to get a 2nd or 3rd opinion. And don’t forget to do your FAFSA!

Today, Jonathan successfully graduated from San Diego City College and will be attending Cal State Fullerton in the Fall to pursue his bachelor’s in Political Science and Business Administration.

To reach him you can go to LinkedIn or Facebook and search his name.

And check out my radio talks at www.urbusinessnetwork.com

Prince in The City w/ Casey Tanaka, The Mayor of Coronado


In this talk I get to connect with the Mayor of Coronado, Ca., Casey Tanaka.

Mr. Tanaka began his political journey, to the mayor’s office, back in 1999, when he started teaching history to high school students at his alma mater Coronado High School (Class of 1994). And having already completed his college education at UCSD (with a degree in History and a minor in Political Science), he made the career move to jump right into “Coronado Politics” and seize the opportunity to run for mayor–which he did at the age of 24.

From his observation, he says, people who have strong roots in Coronado, are the ones who win elections. And given his background, that he has today, it was more than enough reason for him to go out there and run for mayor. But what is also surprising is the fact that Mr. Tanaka does not actually “run” Coronado.

From what he tells me, Coronado is an incorporated city of San Diego. And as such, it has a city council which the people of Coronado have elected him to serve as its chairman. So in short he serves as a liaison for the city of Coronado but works very hard with the city manager of Coronado to make the city as great as it is today! (His work includes master of ceremonies, overseeing legislation, etc.)

Today he continues to proudly serve for the city of Coronado, and teaches AP US History to 11th graders and Government to 12th graders at Coronado High School.

If you wish to visit Coronado for the very first time and reach out to the mayor for questions, go Google him under “Casey Tanaka.” You will be able to find his phone number and email address there; he says email is the best way to get a hold of him.

You can also find the mayor’s story under interesting people:

Talk Tuesdays w/ Casey Tanaka– His Life and Rise to the Mayor’s Office

And for more of my radio talks, go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com and click Prince in the City

Spotlight Feature: Asante Sefa-Boakye


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Just finished a game of waterpolo with my brother Asante at the annual alumni game. It has been five years since I played waterpolo, but I’m proud to say that Asante has taken it to the next level–scoring a crucial goal for us to win the game! He is the heart and soul of #nado waterpolo and is clearly making his mark as a professional #black #athlete in the game of #waterpolo–both in #sandiego and at Cal Lutheran–plus he’s hilarious. If there’s one thing about our family is that we are trailblazers! Great Job Asante!

I know I always conceal it but I’m proud of you.

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