John Kerry’s dream of Middle Eastern peace died with Netanyahu’s win in Israel; UN recommends International Criminal Court to prosecute Isis for genocide and war crimes; Tunisia makes 9 arrest after museum attack which killed 23 people; Draft nuclear deals would limit Iran to 6,000 centrifuges; and Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck announces that he is leaving the Republican Party. All this and more, please follow the links below.
US-led air strikes kills at least 20 ISIL fighters in Syria; Death toll rises in suicide bomb attack at Shiite mosque in Pakistan; Eight Ukranian servicemen killed in past 24 hrs despite peace deal; FBI launches probe into Chapel Hill shooting; and Here are 45 ways to fall in love again. All this and more, please follow the links below.
NYPD Commissioner calls for unity after the killings of two NYPD officers; Paul McCartney drafts Protest Anthems for Eric Garner Demonstrations; Veteran Politician Beji Caid Essebsi wins Tunisia’s first presidential free election; Sony still wants people to see “The Interview” ; and China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on a drug charge. To read this and more, follow the links below.
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
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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)
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“That is why the Holy Spirit says,
‘Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled, when they tested me in the wilderness. There your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw my miracles for forty years. So I was angry with them, and I said, ‘Their hearts always turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.’ So in my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”
Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. (Hebrews 3:7-14 NLT)
Like a good son to his father, always listen and never harden your heart. God loves you and what he says is perfect; he has feelings too. We will never understand his great plan, but that doesn’t mean we harden our hearts nor lose our faith in HIM.
Don’t Harden Your Hearts Today! Live and Be Faithful to God till The Very End.
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Congratulation To You Both!
On each and every show I don’t just provide you news in the City, but current events around the world–and how they impact you and the world around you. And on this show, I talk with Dr. Sariel Birnbaum, Middle Eastern media specialist and visiting professor at San Diego State University, to break down the war in Gaza and the deep rooted history between the Israelis and Hamas.
Dr. Sariel Birnbaum received his PhD in Middle Eastern studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a fellow at the Hebrew University’s Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. He has written and published numerous articles on the Middle East, (such as “Revolutions of the Arab World,” “Image of the Jew in Arab Cinema”, and “PLO, Hamas, and their historical narratives”) and I was fortunate enough to have him call-in from Jerusalem, to explain the current situation in Gaza–which he said it had a long history of autonomy struggle (between Israel and Hamas) and that Hamas is using Gaza to launch missiles and tunnel attacks at Israeli villages.
Hamas, known today as a terrorist organization, has been deeply rooted in Palestinian political affairs. It was established in the year 1988 and rose into power in 2006, when they won the Parliamentary elections. They worked alongside the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization–another radical political faction of Palestine), for sometime after the election, but they later took them down by throwing them off of skyscrapers and shooting them in the knees. Today, Dr. Sariel says, Hamas has gained complete control of the Gaza strip and is making it difficult for lasting peace in the region because of their constant deference of peace talks with Israel and use of missiles, which Israel is responding back with their missile defense system.
When I asked Dr. Sariel who is to blame for the the overwhelming number of Palestinian casualties, he said Hamas because they are using its own people as body shields, when they launch missile rockets, (at Israeli villages) from highly dense populated areas in Gaza.
If you have any questions or concerns about the war in Gaza that you would like Dr. Sariel Birnbaum to answer, contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will also be teaching a course on Israel-Arab relations in the Middle East at San Diego State University this month! If you are in San Diego or a SDSU student, please contact him to learn how you can sit-in on one of his classes.
To listen to this talk, click on the link below.
(Update: As of Aug. 8, 2014, Isreali troops have now destroyed terrorist tunnels and are no longer in Gaza)
For more information on Dr. Sariel Birnbaum go to jewishstudies.sdsu.edu/visiting_prof.htm
Disclaimer: Prince’s political opinions and the opinions of others, have no affiliation with UR Business Network.
Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin. As the Scriptures say,
“No one is righteous— not even one.No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.”
“Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies.” “Snake venom drips from their lips.” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” “They rush to commit murder. Destruction and misery always follow them. They don’t know where to find peace.” “They have no fear of God at all.”
Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:9-22 NLT)
We are not perfect; we know this by the world’s fascination of power and control–the wars in Middle East (Gaza), the tragedy of MH 17, and failed attempts of brokering ceasefire agreements. The world is on fire, and we are naive as humans beings to think that we can put it out.
I honestly do not know what measures it will take to repair “the sins of the father” but what I do know is to put my faith in Jesus Christ.
I understand that action and law are best methods for peace and stability in the world, but it can also stem human chauvinism, which can regress back to conflicts. Humans can’t make peace, only God can.
We need to recognize our humanity and recognize a Higher Power, which can bring peace in our lives if we listen and abide to its teaching.
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” –James 1:27
My thoughts and prayers to the families of Gaza, Isreal, Palestine and MH 17.
Prince Talks About Boko Haram and #BringBackOurGirls Scandal on Prince in the City Show
On each and every show I don’t just provide you news in the City, but current events around the world–and how they impact you and the world around you. And on this show, I talk about the emergence of a new Foreign Terrorist Organization Boko Haram and investigate if the U.S. can really #BringBackOurGirls?
But before I commented on this important international issue, I first introduced my person of the week who has changed the lives of thousands through her hand-written letters of love: Hannah Brencher.
Every Monday, I post a TED talk video (or a YouTube video) of an awesome and inspiring individual who has triumphed over obstacles and/or has something meaningful to say through their words or actions. And I have selected Hannah because of how she turned tragedy into pure comedy by writing love letters to complete strangers.
In her TED talk she tells the tale of her own life story; how in college she would always write hand-written letters to her mother. However, when she made the move to New York City, right after college, she then experienced her first downpour of depression. But instead of standing in the rain, she did the unorthodox: she wrote and hid letters throughout New York City, and took love letter requests from the World Wide Web! And what started out as self-therapy turned into a public cry for action!
One of the greatest takeaways from her TED talk video (and is still my favorite) is the story of the man who almost took his life, but did not because of what Hannah and her team of “strangers” did for this man in words. When I saw this it reminded me of my interviews with the people that I have featured on my website–and how they all changed my life for the better.
So this week (and today), when you are at work or school, grab yourself a piece of paper, note card, thank you card, etc.; write a letter with inspiring words of love (NOT HATE); and tuck it away in a spot where a stranger can pick one up and read it.
For more information on her work go to www.moreloveletters.com.
Now to comment on the #BringBackOurGirls scandal and the emergence of a new Foreign Terrorist Organization: Boko Haram.
On April 15th, 2014, a Nigerian terrorist group called Boko Haram kidnapped 276 Nigerian teenage girls from their school in Chibok. This mass kidnapping galvanized a global outrage and gave rise to a Twitter hashtag campaign #BringBackOurGirls, which First Lady Michelle Obama and dozens of celebrities have joined in. It has also encouraged President Barack Obama to dispatch a team of military personnel, hostage negotiators, and intelligence experts to assist Nigerian authorities to #BringBackOurGirls. However, what make this scandal so interesting is the fact that Boko Haram has always been under the radar of the U.S. (since 2012) but were never considered a serious “terrorist” organization, until November 2013, because of its weak links to Al Qaeda.
In this talk, I do not only bring up implications (“US negotiating with terrorists”) and interesting facts (“Nigeria is the 5th largest oil exporter to the US”) but a declaration that the U.S. can #BringBackOurGirls and that all terrorists (whether it be in Boston, the Middle East, or Africa) do always feel the weight of American Justice.
To listen to this talk, click on the link below
You can read more on this story by clicking on Weekly Political Report: “Boko Haram–A New Threat on The Rise and It’s Hidden Secrets”
Disclaimer: Prince’s opinions and the opinions of others, do not have any affiliation with UR Business Network.
North Carolina High School Senior strips at his High School Graduation; Jamaica to decriminalize weed; UN reports 300,000 new refugees after Sunni militants take over Northern Iraq; Iraq’s Shiite clerics issue a call to arms against militants; and Former Nigerian President told the media that some of the school girls may never return. All this and more, please follow the links below.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of OJ Simpson’s murder incident; Here is how David Brat beat Eric Cantor; 200,000 Troops are deployed to protect FIFA’s World Cup; George H.W. Bush celebrates his birthday by jumping off a plane; and A bad economy may affect Black people in more ways than you thought. All this and more, please follow the links below.