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On September 22, 2012, I spoke at the Read Across the Caribbean Launch. As a motivational speaker and activist, I love empowering my community especially minorities and the youth. The mission is to introduce creative and interactive methods of reading that encourages children to read and aids the less fortunate in changing future disparaging lifestyles by defeating illiteracy. The mottio is simple! Share a book with a child andyou have given illiteracy a dose of cure. Support the Cause:  Literacy!

 

Another day on the field! On Friday, September 21st, I covered the Africa Braintrust Congressional Black Caucus event  at Convention Center in Washington DC for Kali TV. I interviewed US Representatives Karen Bass as well as other notable individuals.  The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities.The 2012 Africa Braintrust featured a distinguished keynote address, cultural performances, and other workshops with policymakers, academics, advocates and industry experts. 

1) Do something you love:  You have ONE life to live. Nothing is better than waking up everyday doing something you are passionate about.  Money can buy you a lot of things, but it can’t buy you sanity. Plus I believe if you do something you love, the money will come :) 

2)Your past does not dictate your future!  Our past is gone. We can’t change it, or fix it, but we can work on the present and our future! Leave the negativity behind! We are human and we ALL make mistakes, it’s part of life. Focused on the positivity and move on.   

3)Surround yourself with positive progressive people!  Negative energy is a deadly virus that can get the best of us! Surround yourself with people who are going to uplift you.  You don’t need the drama, life is way too short!  

4) You got to start somewhere!  Regardless of how you want your life to go, you have to realize that you have to take the first step of faith.  Taking the first step is the most important.  Without the first step you will always be standing right where you are now.  

5) Believe in YOURSELF! I believe in you, God believes in you, so why not believe in yourself? The only person who can stop you from succeeding is YOU!  So go out there and kick ass! Strive for your dreams, and even through the storms and obstacles; don’t quit! Keep shinning and pushing because you can do anything you put your mind too!

 

9/13/2012-I covered the 2012 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Award Gala for DC Hot Spots on the CW Washington. CHCI Annual Awards Gala is the one of the largest and most prestigious gatherings in the Hispanic community bringing together 2,500 guests from across the country including members of congress, celebrities, corporate executives, and nonprofit leaders. Comedian and Actor George Lopez received the MEDALLION OF EXCELLENCE HONOREE along with Lt. Col. Consuelo Kickbusch. Dr. Q an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, received the 2012 CHCI CHAIR'S AWARD RECIPIENT.

Vice President Joe Biden described the Hispanic population in this country as the “most powerful force in American politics” during a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala in Washington, D.C. Thursday night. The event was hosted by Emmy® -award winning Univision news anchor María Elena Salinas, one of most recognized Hispanic female journalist in the United States. Named by The New York Times as “the voice of Hispanic America,” for three decades.

My highlights for the night were interviewing Taboo, the GRAMMY® award-winning musician from the Black Eyed Peas and renowned DJ, WAR, and Sheila E. My wardrobe was provided by the one and only Chantney Renese. I love how her garments are versatile and elegant. Plum is a perfect fall color.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 05:28

Tanzania Day

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9/15/2012-I had a great time at Tanzania Day. The event was filled with Swahili culture, music, food, dancing and many more fun activities. Tanzania Day had experts on trade and investment in Tanzania, tour operators selling different Tanzanian packages and many more, ruffle drawings of interesting Tanzanian gifts. This was amazing event to cover. I interviewed some amazing individuals including Mrs. Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar ,  the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States of America.  My wardrobe was provided by Lucci Zeza http://www.luccizeza.com I love their garments! African, modern, and vintage all in one!  

Business and Community leaders took the day off to hit the University of Maryland Golf Course to support educational programs at Wilson Sr. High School. 

 

Have not made plans yet? Check out these hot events that are going on this weekend in the DMV! Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Bless up and be safe!

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Friday evening, Friday evening, Evelyn Lozada’s highly anticipated interview with Nightline’s Amy Robach aired. This was the first interview that the Basketball Wives’ star granted, since the alleged domestic dispute with her estranged husband Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson. Dressed in a conservative navy dress, the short 10 minute segment included a very tearful Evelyn, sharing her side of the story. This was the first interview that the Basketball Wives’ star granted, since the alleged domestic dispute with her estranged husband Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson. Evelyn Lozada says despite his arrest for allegedly head-butting her, she still loves estranged husband Chad Johnson  but adds she can't imagine speaking to him any time soon. This was a very emotional video. What are your thoughts? 

Monday, 27 August 2012 19:33

20 Random Facts about Char

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1.    I love olives, yes olives, I am obsessed

2.    God is my  everything

3.    I am always laughing and smiling

4.    I can’t survive without gel: My hair is natural and very thick and curly. Gel is my beauty product must have!

5.    I always wanted to learn how to play the drums!

6.   I LOVE going out to eat and trying different food

7.    I am a dancing machine

8.    I can be the most clumsy person ever

9.    I WILL travel the world

10.  I love eveything about the arts 

11. I am obsessed with the ocean and love being outdoors

12. I love spending time by myself  

13. I am a book worm

14. Yes my beauty mark is real

15. My mom speaks to me in Creole more than English

16. I am a free spirit

17. I am more spiritual than religious

18. I love watching Lifetime

19. I love learning about cultures 

20. I am a nature lover, no wonder I am from the Nature Island of the Caribbean lol 

 

On August 11, 2012, I had a motivational speaking engagement at “Girl Talk Career Preparation” in partnership with D.R.E.A.M, a nonprofit organization which provides mentorship and resources to young, single mothers in the DC metropolitan area.

At this workshop, attendees get to ask questions to young established professionals from industries such as law enforcement, television, federal government and childcare. Guess which industry I represented :) 

Some of the women participating were part of self-sufficiency programs.  They are in or as a stipulation to maintain their housing at a nearby women’s shelter. Many of the young women in attendance have limited work experience and are currently searching for work and ways to enhance their professional skills.  


I am a firm believer that your past does not dictate your future; you are able to change your life now and told the ladies you can be anything you want to be!The road to success is always hard especially when deciding what career you want to pursue. Even my own parents don’t truly understand what I do, but that does not stop me from pursing my career and my dreams.

Choose a career YOU want to do! Nothing happens over night. There are going to be road blockers, obstacles, and off course haters, but do not entertain negativity.I call these factors dream blockers! You can do it. You got to put in the time, dedication, and be consistent. I still have so much to do and work on. It’s not easy but I am not going to stop and I am determined to let the youth know they can do it too!  Thanks for the love ladies and the goodies. Let’s continue to strive for our dreams and let NOTHING hold us back!