ThrowBack Thursday: The Day I Voted for Ed Markey


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/picture/article that I have featured in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursday: The Day I Voted for Ed Markey

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Today marks the one year anniversary of when I voted for Ed Markey to be the next United States Senator for the state of Massachusetts.

I voted for Ed Markey not just because of his strong commitment towards middle class families, but his strong stance against gun violence–an issue that was (and still is) very important and relevant in our society!

Thank you Senator Ed Markey for representing middle class families and continue to fight to end gun violence in the streets of Massachusetts and across America!

To visit this post, click on the link below.

Today I Voted!

Paying my Dues!

To learn more about Ed Markey and his recent legislations in Congress go to www.edmarkey.com

You can also follow him on Twitter @edmarkey

 

 

ThrowBack Thursday: Back 2 Back Reporting at Ed Markey’s Rally for U.S. Senate


Every Thursday I post miscellaneous blog/article/post that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursday Edition: Back 2 Back Reporting at Ed Markey’s Rally for U.S. Senate.

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This picture, along with others, was taken one year ago (today), when I attended Ed Markey’s rally for U.S. Senate at Roxberry College in Boston, Ma. At this event I did not only got to see Mayor Menino speak and Ed Markey speak, but the President of the United States speak. It was also at this event that I ran into some of my old colleagues from the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

This opportunity would not have happened without the sincere kindest of my good friend LaDarrel Hagans. Click here to read his story If you haven’t already.

To see some of my pictures, click on the links below.

Ed Markey Rally: Mayor Menino; Ed Markey; Pres. Barack Obama 

 

ThrowBack Thursdays: Edward Snowden–Hero or Traitor?


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/article/post that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursday Edition: Edward Snowden–Hero or Traitor

Picture Provided by NBC NEWS
Picture Provided by NBC NEWS

Today marks the one year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks–and I wrote this Weekly Political Report two weeks after this scandal to explain the actions of the once government contractor and whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

At the time Edward disagreed that he was neither a Hero or Traitor; but asserted that he was an American. In this article I explain that a True American would have utilized his right to “due process” and not fled the country. An example would be Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr saw injustice in his government, faced the punishments for his “just” crimes, and sought justice in his country through assembly and protest which in returned benefitted everyone. He did all of this by not fleeing the country.

However, my main point in this Weekly Political Report is the fact that the American people did not have a voice in the decision making process when Congress implemented PRISM.

We live in a new and dangerous world, where terrorists are conspiring attacks via web. But if the American people do not have knowledge or information of a program that will prevent attacks against innocent people, then the bridge between them and those who safeguard personal freedoms will crumble.

To read this ThrowBack, click on the link below

Weekly Political Report: Edward Snowden–Hero or Traitor?

ThrowBack Thursday: Paul Sullivan, The Taxi Cab Cowboy


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/article/post that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s Throwback Thursday edition: Paul Sullivan, The Taxi Cab Cowboy

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I wrote this post to promote my good friend, Paul Sullivan, and his new CD album “A Long Time Comin”. I met the “Taxi Cab Cowboy,” on the night of my birthday (April 30th) last year, when I was looking for a ride home. Not only is he one of the kindest taxi cab drivers in Boston but the most original musicians I’ve heard.

His music is “real” and “bold”; the first words that came to my mind when I listened to his music on the way to my first my Zydeco event. His music is deeply rooted in country and blues which makes it easy for anyone to distinguish if his music is “real” or “watered-down.”

I am pleased to say now that Paul is finishing up his new CD and will have it published in 6-8 weeks, if not sooner.

To read my ThrowBack, click on the link below.

ThrowBack Thursday: Paul Sullivan, The TaxiCab Cowboy

If you wish to learn more about his music go to www.taxicabcowboy.com

To help him raise money for his new album go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-the-taxi-cab-cowboy-releasing-his-debut-album-a-long-time-coming

You can also follow him on Twitter @taxicabcowboy

Here is an introduction to the “Taxi Cab Cowboy”

Throwback Thursdays: The IRS, A New Face to Jim Crow


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/article/post that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s Throwback Thursday edition: The IRS, A New Face to Jim Crow

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I wrote this political report exactly one year ago today in lieu of the IRS scandal, which the IRS discriminated against multiple tea party groups in their struggle to gain “tax exemption” status. The purpose behind this was to educate my audience on how the same tactics used by the IRS (to discriminate against the Tea Party) also resembled the same tactics used against African Americans in their struggle to gain a crucial right from the U.S. Constitution: The Right To Vote. And how it took 100 years to gain this right, versus 2-4 years to gain “tax exemption” status from the IRS. We may come from different walks of life, but we all experience the same hardships

To read this post, click on the link below

Weekly Political Report: A New Face to Jim Crow–The IRS

ThrowBack Thursdays: Sen. Rand Paul’s Lawsuit Against The President


 

 

 

Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/article/post that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s Throwback Thursday edition: Sen Rand Paul’s Lawsuit Against The President

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I wrote this article back in February (Feb. 12, 2014), when Sen Rand Paul made a rare and monumental lawsuit against the President over the NSA scandal. The purpose behind this article was to educate my audience on the language of Sen. Rand Paul’s lawsuit and note the possible political outcomes. Remember that Sen Rand Paul is suing the President for not stopping the NSA in it’s violation of the 4th Amendment. He is not suing the President for violating the 4th Amendment himself.

To read my article, click on the link below.
Weekly Political Report: Sen Rand Paul’s Lawsuit Against The President

ThrowBack Thursdays: Throwback w/ Don Lemon (CNN Anchor)


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/article/review or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s Throwback Thursdays Edition: Don Lemon (CNN Anchor)

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I met Don Lemon right on the eve of my birthday (around 10:00 pm on April 29th 2013), where I was walking through the Prudential Mall Strip–after putting in extra hours at Barnes and Nobles for my LSAT exam and my newly created website “Prince’s Daily Journal.”

Meeting Don Lemon was both fun and hilarious. When I was walking three stores away from Barnes & Nobles, just making a right turn onto Club Monaco, I spotted a familiar face that was about 10 yards away from me. I asked myself, “Is that Don Lemon?!”

Curious I was to find out the identity of this man, I then quietly stalked him and his two friends to see if my assumption was true–and low and behold it was him!! But here is the funny part. When I approached him, rather than asking him who he was, I said this to him:

“Don’t Tell Me Your Don Lemon.”

With a smile he said to me:

“Ok, I won’t.”

Not only is he humble but witty too–I was totally floored when he said this to me (Laughing). Once I composed myself, I asked him why he was here in Boston. He told me that he was here to cover the Boston Marathon Tragedy that took place a few weeks back–but he also told me that he was visiting his two friends, which one of them was kind enough to take our photo together.

I was really excited that day because I was just making waves with my website–so seeing him was an awesome opportunity to show off my website which I did.

The coolest thing from this whole encounter was not just passing along my website, but having him say, “I like your hair!” (smiling)

After it was all said and done, I told him how much he inspires me and then we parted ways.

“Thank you Don Lemon, for being so cool and humble towards me–and I hope your trip to Boston was a good one. I appreciate the work that you do on your show every day and continue to inspire the youth and young African-American men like me who want to do what you are doing today. I hope to share the stage with you one day.

Also if you are interested in locking your hair, I’ll pass along my hair stylist to get your hair done like mine!” —Prince

If you wish to follow Don Lemon, you can do so via Twitter: @donlemon

 

ThrowBack Thursday: My Interview w/ Attorney Mark Fischer, Entertainment Lawyer and Copyright Litigator


Every week I post a miscellaneous article/review/blog that I have written in the past, or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s Throwback Thursdays: My Interview w/ Attorney Mark Fischer, Entertainment Lawyer and Copyright Litigator. 

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Mark Fischer is probably the most fashionable trendsetter in the practice of law. He is one of few, if not the only person that I have seen, who can sport a sleek contemporary linen suit with a wool square tie (topping it off with a sharp men’s dress hat) at his workplace. You don’t need to remind this lawyer on the latest trends in fashion!

I met Mr. Mark Fischer at a social media conference in Downtown Boston, where I was working as one of many assistants to provide food, drinks, and services to our invited guests. This event housed many social media entrepreneurs who have worked (or who are still working) for well-known television channels: Food Network, Travel Channel, MTV, VH1, etc. And out of the whole crowd stood a man with a light blue suit and a sharp dress hat, which I found to be very uncommon at an event like this.

When I approached him, I asked him where he got his suit from. And his response was: “I got this hand tailored in Brooklyn, New York!” But, what really surprised me was when he told me that he was a lawyer. When I heard this, I immediately took the opportunity to not only share my law school aspirations but my interest to feature him on my website–and it was the best decision that I could have ever made! 

Not only did he answer all of my puzzling questions that I had about the law profession, but he showed me a new way of utilizing a law degree to help others while satisfying your own interests in life!

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Thank you Mark so much for providing me great insight behind the law profession–and that little push I needed to apply to Law School!

Today, he continues to represent and work with highly creative and innovative musicians, writers, software engineers, synthetic biologists, and artists.

To read my interview with Attorney Mark Fisher, click on the link below.

50 Shades of Law: Attorney Mark Fischer, Entertainment Lawyer and Copyright Litigator

If you wish to contact Mark Fischer, go to: http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/markafischer.html

If you wish to gain more insight behind Copyright Law, read his blogs at http://blogs.duanemorris.com/duanemorris/tags/mark_fischer

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ThrowBack Thursdays: Believe in Yourself! (My First Motivation Monday Post)


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous article that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursdays: Believe in Yourself! (My First Motivation Monday Post)

I wrote this post, one year ago, on a bright Monday morning in San Diego, Ca. And I clearly remembered that I was at home, in the kitchen, when I did it.

This video, of this little kid celebrating his accomplishment of riding a bicycle (along with the catchy music in the background), inspired me so much that day that I wanted to share it with the world. And I remembered (while I was thinking to myself) that this video would be a great way to start a Monday morning off with; hence the title “Motivation Monday.”

This little boy is an inspiration to us all because he reminds us to believe in ourselves, which is the greatest weapon in achieving anything that we want in life. And if you don’t get it the first time, then just keep practicing and you will get better and better as you do it.

So it doesn’t matter if you are learning to ride a bike, starting your own business, or studying for that big LSAT/GRE/GMAT/MCAT exam, just keep practicing and you will get it!

SO THUMBS UP EVERYBODY FOR ROCK N’ ROLL!!!

To take a look at my first Motivation Monday Post, click here: Motivation Monday: Believe in YOURSELF!

To follow this video and other entertaining videos from schmoyoho, the Gregory Brothers, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/schmoyoho?feature=watch

Now check out this super fly compilation mix from the same song!!!

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ThrowBack Thursdays: My Interview w/ Mike Brady, Founder & Producer of the Income Opportunity Expo


Every Thursday, I post a miscellaneous article that I have written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursdays: My interview w/ Mike Brady, Founder and Producer of the Income Opportunity Expo.

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Mike E. Brady is one of the most interesting individuals that you will ever meet in your lifetime. He has hosted and produced PBS broadcast segments, dozens of TV and radio interviews and a variety of talk shows, as well as becoming a filmmaker. He has traveled the world, and holds a college degree from Boston University in geography.

Mike began his career in New York City during the late 1980’s and has independently produced dozens of successful consumer trade shows (Holistic Health Expos, Bridal Shows, Arts & Crafts Expos, Environmental Expos, and World Music Festivals)–attracting tens of thousands of attendees to a broad spectrum of industries in some of the largest and most prestigious hotels, convention centers and venues across the Northeastern region. But what people fail to recognize is how down to earth and compassionate he really is.

When I first met him at the Small Business Expo at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Ma, he did not in no way perceive himself to be a “hot-shot”–which there were plenty of at the expo; I met him when I just got done introducing myself and my website to a business woman during lunch hour at the cafeteria. When I got up, Mike approached me and said that he was interested in my services and would loved to be featured on my website–he immediately wanted to do an interview!

I was quite surprised by his response because my site at the time didn’t generate a modest value to anyone just yet. However, I still scheduled an interview with him for the following week, we met up, and he began to tell me his life story and his upcoming expo: “Income Opportunity Expo.”

When I sat down with him, I was truly amazed by his accomplishments and travels. But yet he sounded so humble that it was very hard to believe him sometimes. When I asked him, “How do you define success?” He put it simply and said:

“Being comfortable in your own skin, while living in the moment.”

Furthermore, he quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson and says, “To be yourself, in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.”

From my interview not only did I learn a great deal on what “success” is, but his passion towards helping people; Today I am glad that I have documented his passion in our interview together.

Thank you again Mike for the opportunity to interview you and I am so glad that my website has been useful to you. I look forward in doing great things with you and UR Business Network!

If you wish to hear his voice and learn more about his passion go to: URBusinessNetwork.com “Lemonade Stand” featuring Mike E. Brady 

To get a complete bio of Mike go to  https://incomexpomedia.com/

To read my interview with Mike E. Brady, click on this link: Mike Brady: The Man Behind the Income Opportunity Expo

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ThrowBack Thursdays: Sean Sheppard.
I had the pleasure of knowing the Good Sheppard at this year’s annual SAAB signature dinner program at my alma mater San Diego State University. He is using God’s talent to help the homeless in the City of San Diego and is enriching the lives of everyone around him. Thank you Sean and continue to be the Good Sheppard that you are to San Diego. To read his interview story, go to www.princesdailyjournal.com and click Sean Sheppard under Interesting People. #princesdailyjournal #throwbackthursdays #tbt #homeless #charity #community #bible #god #gospel #sdsu #goaztecs #sandiego #football #coaching #athlete #college #brother


ThrowBack Thursdays: LaDarrel LD Hagans, Renowned Boston Community Organizer And Upcoming Recording Artist
I had the pleasure of knowing LaDarrel Hagans during my short time in Boston. Unaware of his deep connections in Boston Politics, he showed me great kindness and introduced me to one of Boston’s premier stars: State Sec. John Kerry (check out my Twitter pic). He is an accomplished community organizer and has helped prestigious candidates get into office.
To read his story go to www.princesdailyjournal.com and click “ThrowBack Thursdays” #princesdailyjournal #boston #bospoli #mapoli #community #family #elizabethwarren #johnkerry #devalpatrick #education #music #politics #friends #networking #throwbackthursdays #tbt