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Baltimore: Coppin State University graduate hosts ‘The Product Swap’ in April to engage new influencers

SPACE IS LIMITED: PURCHASE your $15 Ticket(s): HERE 

IMG_5100One Coppin State University grad is creating change within the city of Baltimore by hosting ‘The Product Swap’ for new creatives to mix and mingle by exchanging products from around the world.

Jasmin Smith, CEO-Founder of TinyAllure LLC is hosting her 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap” on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the The StartUp Nest 1401 Severn Street in Baltimore, MD 21230.

VIEW VIDEO OF THE EVENT HERE

The 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap” is an event for women and men to learn more about their hair, present new products (shea butters, lip gloss, oils, etc.)  and engage in a LIVE panel discussion with a professional barber.

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Men: Do you have beards? Women: Are you looking for the next best product to maintain and/or grow your hair?

SPACE IS LIMITED: PURCHASE Ticket(s): HERE

This family-friendly event also allows new vendors to join them each year. The deadline to become a vendor is March 20th, 2020 and the fee is $55.

SPACE IS LIMITED – To become a vendor or send your products to the 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap”  Email: theproductswap@gmail.com

IMG_2759Smith, a Coppin State University  graduate, majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. As an esteemed member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. she told LookWeAreincluded.com that community service is in her blood. “Back in college I was known as Jay the AKA because I traveled to every HBCU college campus. I am the first person to attend and graduate from college in my immediate family.”

She likes to call herself a ‘workprener’, which means Smith works a 9-5 and does her passion after business hours. With only 24 hours in a day this HBCU grad is making her mark and plans to host more events for creatives in the future.

“We have attended Curlfest in Brooklyn, New York, Curls Essential, and Baltimore Curlfriends Meetup Media. In the future, I would like to attend the Black Girls Rock and Essence Festival,” Smith told LookWeAreincluded.com

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Q&A Time: CEO Jasmin is also a member a group chat for Baltimore Young Professionals and prides herself on creating innovative events for people to enjoy. 

Now, there are levels a.k.a. requirements to be apart of  the 4th Annual Natural Hair Care Forum  “The Product Swap” so LookWeAreIncluded.com had a Q&A with CEO Jasmin Smith so you can be properly prepared before purchasing your TICKET.  And vendors, below you can learn how to send your products to the event and become apart of her event list.

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LookWeAreIncluded.com: If I want to be a vendor or if I’m out of state how can I send you products? How can I have my items included in your ‘SWAG BAG’?

CEO Jasmin Smith: Email: theproductswap@gmail.com

LookWeAreIncluded.com: How does this event work? When someone walks in the door, what should they expect?

CEO Jasmin Smith: [Once attendees] walk in, [they] are prompted to put their products [they would like] to swap on the swapping table. [Attendees] are then asked to take seats, the live panel begins and [people] are able to ask questions. After the panel is done [people] are able to shop for products for free and shop with our LIVE vendors.

  • During this event people can expect to learn what hair and beard care products to purchase in the future. Attendees, can also expect live demos on product usage for hair and beard care.

LookWeAreIncluded.com: What are some upcoming projects you are working on that your followers need to be aware of?

CEO Jasmin Smith: We currently formulate and sell whipped body butter. We are adding soap to our list soon.

LookWeAreIncluded.com: What are your goals Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? 

CEO Jasmin Smith: The overall vision and goal for my company is to have The Product Swap hosted in all major cities annually. I would like to grow a team to host these events with.  In 3-5 years I do see The Product Swap at least happening again in DC and hosting one event in New York. For my personal brand I would like to formulate more and continue to gain clients who are interested in having their own product line.

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Birmingham City School teacher directs play featuring ‘Ms. Juicy Baby’ from Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Sponsored by: C & J’s Crab Shack & Bar and The Ladiez Room  | Buy Ticket(s) Here

A Birmingham City School teacher and Miles College graduate is hosting a comedic stage play in March featuring ‘Ms. Juicy Baby’ a familiar face on the Rickey Smiley Morning show and cast member on Little Women: Atlanta.

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Ms. Juicy Baby is set to perform in the ‘Dead Wrong’ comedic stage play directed by Allison Sanders at the Venue at Coosa Landing located at 201 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903 on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. VIP – Doors open 4:30 General Admission 5:30

Buy Ticket(s) HERE | Group Tickets Email: newyearproductions@gmail.com

allisonAllison Sanders, CEO and Founder of New Year Productions LLC is the visionary and Executive Producer behind ‘Dead Wrong’, a funny story about a bereaved mother, Ms. Louise & her disgruntled friends who decide to take over the service.  (OH AND- Ms. Allison’s plays are Hilarious!) 

Visit: NewYearProductions.com |All Plays! 

As a graduate of Miles College, Sanders is no stranger to the stage. She’s been producing, screenwriting and playwriting for over 20 years and her talents have taken her to great heights.

“I am so excited to feature The Real Juicy Baby in my show. She has the IT factor that my audience loves. We look forward to bringing a comedic play to the city of Gadsden and spreading laughter to those near and far,” Allison told LookWeAreIncluded.com.

Space is Limited: All media inquiries please email: newyearproductions@gmail.com. 

Sanders told us she remembers hosting plays at Miles College with her long-time friend Clarissa Kenty, talk show and radio host of The Ladiez Room digital program. “It’s so funny, Clarissa and I work and plan out projects together. I would feature her in my plays at Miles College back in the 90’s and would never ask her, BUT tell her! Ha, that was funny,” Allison said.

Buy Ticket(s) HERE | Group Tickets Email: newyearproductions@gmail.com

The event will have a Red Carpet- VIP section for fans to meet ‘Ms. Juicy Baby’ and other cast members before the show, but those tickets are limited.

The Ladiez Room Talk Show and CEO Ann Nuby host and owner of BLACKBOX5051 are media shows that will be present for the red carpet event.

Buy Ticket(s) HERE | Cash App $AlliMac2 | Group Tickets Email: newyearproductions@gmail.com

Space is Limited: All media inquiries please email: newyearproductions@gmail.com. 

 

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Virginia: Radford University student creates ‘Juicy Demeanor’ lip gloss line making her own lane in the beauty industry | LookWeAreIncluded.com

Visit ‘Juicy Demeanor’ and Purchase Products here: https://www.zellynecosmetics.com/

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One woman is creating her own lane in the beauty-cosmetic industry by starting a new lip gloss line for people to enjoy.

“They would say, I’m not going to pay X amount of money for a product that I can get in the store for less. It really discouraged me at first, which is why it took me so long to start,” Snead said. 

Zellyne Snead, 23, currently a senior at Radford University in Virginia decided to create her own job after graduation. Earlier this year, she started her lip gloss- line called ‘Juicy Demeanor’ that made over $200 in sales in the first week.

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Snead told LookWeAreIncluded.com, she was a little nervous about getting started.

“When I started telling people that I wanted to start a business at first they doubted me, they were saying things like “why would you start that when there are so many other people already doing it?

Snead also wanted to get over the fear of failing. ‘What if I don’t make enough sales or I’m rejected by the people on campus? But she didn’t let those thoughts of ‘fear’ – stop her. 

One day this now CEO woke up, started putting her products together and began packaging them off to sale! Snead told, LookWeAreIncluded.com that lip gloss and fashion is a statement.

‘When people purchase my items, I want them to understand self love,’ Snead said. 

Buy ‘Juicy Demeanor’ Lip Gloss and Products here: https://www.zellynecosmetics.com/

“When you wear my products, my goal is for you to discover your own ‘demeanor’ and realizing that you are perfect the way you are. No matter what society says about beauty standards, when you look in the mirror you have created your own lane of beauty. You can be your own kind of beautiful, because there is a certain poise when you wear [Juicy Demeanor],” Snead told LookWeAreIncluded.com.

Facetune_04-02-2020-14-53-39Snead grew up in a single-parent household and told us her mother worked very hard to ensure every need was met. Her mother started a  small business called: KIS Consultants, LLC, geared to provide business support services to assist federal and state-funded agencies as well as private businesses with services to start, maintain, and increase revenue in a timely and cost-efficient way. “It was just my mother, sister and I. My mother is a smart woman, she has 2 master’s degrees, currently working on her Ph.D.; My mother worked hard to make sure that we had everything, even though sometimes we didn’t get everything we wanted, sometimes we went without, but she made sure we had everything we needed,” Snead told LookWeAreIncluded.com.

Buy ‘Juicy Demeanor’ Lip Gloss and Products here: https://www.zellynecosmetics.com/

LookWeAreincluded.com also talked to Snead about how the opinions of others affected her starting  ‘Juicy Demeanor’ lip gloss line.

Snead: “I had to tell myself that scared money doesn’t make money, and when I am successful then they will be able to see my dream. And to this day, the people who were saying these things are now purchasing from me because they are able to see my vision that I brought to life.”

Snead makes all her lip gloss from scratch and loves mixing-matching new flavors. So, what’s her secret? Now you know she didn’t spill it, but if people all over the country are purchasing her lip gloss she might be on to something.

If you would like to support or interview Zellyne Snead, CEO of Juicy Demeanor lip gloss line please email: zsnead13@gmail.com or visit her website. 

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CEO Anna Nuby, Memphis-podcast host launching new show in February adding counseling and flavor to put young adults on the right path

If you would like to book CEO Anna or be a guest in one of her shows please email: blackboxblog5051@gmail.com

A new Memphis-based podcast host is set to change the airwaves in February by mixing education, counseling and flavor to put young adults on the right path of success. 

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Anna Nuby, originally from Flint, Michigan is launching a new show called ‘5051 The Podcast’ on Thursday, February 20th targeting young adults, and people who want to redefine their career and purpose. Nuby told LookWeAreIncluded.com, ‘5051 The Podcast’  is an extension of her online social media show called ‘Black Box Blog,’ which premiers weekly on Facebook Live. 

‘5051 The Podcast’ will be available on Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Radiopublic and Pocketcast. 

Space is Limited: Advertise on her new podcast ‘5051 The Podcast’ or book CEO Anna  by emailing bookceoanna@gmail.com

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Earlier years of Anna Nuby

Before traveling for shows and getting booked for speaking engagements, Nuby told LookWeAreIncluded.com her life wasn’t always easy.  In 2014, while attending college she was homeless, having financial hardship and going through a rough transition phase. After moving back with her mother in 2016, she re-named her show ‘Black Box Blog,’ from the previous name ‘Let Me Speak First’ in need of a fresh start. 

‘5051 The Podcast,’ is geared to reshape how young adults make decisions, in regard to parenting, relationships and the process of life. “The podcast is dedicated to self healing love and growth. Where the web series is more focused on community based [needs],” Nuby told LookWeAreIncluded.com.  ‘5051 The Podcast,’ is set to air four times a week and get her feet wet in producing and content writing. 

Space is Limited: Advertise on her new podcast ‘5051 The Podcast’ or book CEO Anna  by emailing bookceoanna@gmail.com

Nuby is well-known for her counseling sessions and membership programs with parents. As a graduate of Udemy, an online learning program she is certified as relationship facilitator, in the science of leadership and in the neuroscience for parents on how to raise children.

 ‘I want my audience to realize the power they have to create, change or manifest whatever they want in life as well as who they want to be. If they have faith believe in themselves and put the work in. When they listen to me, I want my audience to know [I] was in their shoes once and I know the road was hard, long, draining and discouraging. The fight to overcome and become everything you deserve to be in [this] lifetime is worth the scar you might endure during the battle to win the war,’ Nuby said. 

Nuby will also be the Keynote Speaker for the following events:

  • ‘The Best of Me Brunch’ featuring violinist Rosalind Denise Rodgers out of STL.
  • The experience with 3x author Jasmine Merril out of Kansas City, Kansas. 
  • The everlasting vibe showcase hosted with R12 ENT out of Memphis TN.

Space is Limited: Advertise on her new podcast ‘5051 The Podcast’ or book CEO Anna  by emailing bookceoanna@gmail.com


LookWeAreIncluded.com asked Ann Nuby a.k.a. CEO Anna a few questions offline and here’s what she had to say: 

Q: What media events would you like to attend in the future?

A: I would love to be a host on the best red carpet experience as well as the conference. Every day [I] work, I’m hoping to get into domestic violence shelter addiction clinics, highschools, and speak about coming out of a dark place finding and loving yourself while creating the lifestyle you want to love.

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Q: Who do you all want to work with? List them all. 

A: Sister Circle TV, Breakfast Club, Ellen, Steve Harvey, Nick Cannon,The View, Dr. Phil, Derrick Grace, 19 Keyss’s, Lyanla Vanzet, Brink TV Wardskillz, The Carters, David Banner, Alex Elle, 50 Cent, Ryan s Harvey, Chance the Rapper, Eric Thomas, Kimberly Bryant, Whoopi Goldberg, Ice Cube, Yada The Herbalist,Tracee Ellis Ross, Daymond John,Les Brown, Tyler Perry, Taraj P Henson, Denzel Washiongton, AngelaBassett, Regina Hall, T.I, Little Wayne and Meek Mills.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 3 , 5, 10 years?

A: In three years I plan to have my own show on Sirius and traveling to do orientation for new students entering highschool and college, five years from now my oldest will be graduating and I hope that I’ll be a 4x published author gracing the NAACP awards as a nominee for my humanitarian work to the community and youth. Ten years from nowI plan to be running my own station on Sirius XM and have a live audience television show and building my very own network that employs black (minorities) interested in media radio and movie directing.

If you would like to book CEO Anna or be featured in one of her shows please email: blackboxblog5051@gmail.com

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‘I’m a mother, wife and followed my dreams to inspire my children” So, I started my television career in Nebraska during my 30’s

Greetings! Quick Favor: Before you read this story take a breath and open your mind. Remove the “judgement hat” if you have one and take a stroll into someone else’s life for a moment. Rather a supermom based in Florida tapping into her passion.

Supermom: Tiffany Maddox, a mother of four, and wife began her television career during a time where most women start preparing for a family. Maddox graduated college in 2009 and didn’t start her first on-air reporting job until 2018. Maddox told LookWeAreIncluded.com, becoming a reporter was something she’s always talked about, but lost sight of after entering motherhood.

“I am in my thirties! Although this has always been my dream it is a total career change for me. I worked in health care all throughout undergrad and continued doing so after college. I held several internships throughout college in PR, radio, print and television. My first newsroom experience came as an intern at WDIV in Detroit. It was my deciding factor in wanting to be a TV reporter,” Maddox told us.

Maddox told us she lost site of her goals [and] remained depressed for years because she never got a chance to live out the dream of being a reporter. “I can’t be a great mom if I’m not doing what makes me happy, so I decided to go for it, “Maddox said.

After researching game-changing people in the industry, she connected with influential reporter, and social media guru Kristen Pope who manages  The Positive Controversy with Kristen Pope.

Maddox told us they worked on the fundamental skills of reporting [which took some time], developed a reel and prepared for one of the biggest conferences in journalism. Maddox attended the National Association of Black Journalists Conference in Detroit, which happens to be her hometown and by November 2018 landed her first job offer in Nebraska.

She accepted the job and told us it was a journey! “I made mistake[s] of course, lots of them, but I became so much better. Unfortunately, I was too far from my family and it didn’t work out..”

But this small hiccup didn’t stop her:

One year later,  News15 KADN/KLAF (FOX/NBC) in Lafayette, Louisiana hired her as a Multimedia Journalist and she’ll be on the road reporting more stories.

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Throughout the entire process we’re aware her story beats the odds. A mother who decided to pack her bags and follow her dreams may come as a surprise, but Maddox’s husband and children agreed this would set their family up for success.

With all that being said: Now, her daughter wants to learn how to write news stories. It’s true your children are what they see.

Well, what did her husband, children and family say about her life-changing move? LookWeAreIncluded.com asked her those questions below and dove into more of Tiffany’s life.

Q: You have a very supportive husband. When you told him you wanted to go pursue your reporting career in Nebraska, what did he say? What was your family’s reaction?

A: Jamil and I have have been together since 1999! He was in college and I was still in high school when we began dating. He’s watched me grow from an outgoing high school junior, to college student, dating for seven years, graduating, becoming his wife and becoming a mom. Becoming a reporter was something I always talked about, but lost sight of it all after entering motherhood. In 2018 when I decided to just go for it, he was all in. I’ve been there for his growth as a professional so it was only right for him to-be supportive. It also helped that he truly believed I have the talent and potential as well. He certainly wasn’t surprised I was offered a job, but he was shocked it was in Nebraska. He supported me either way. My kids were super excited to visit a new state. The rest of my family thought I was crazy, but they knew being in the business is something I really wanted.

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Q: What’s your end goal? Do you want to be on network, or have a television show?

A: While being on a network doesn’t sound bad, my end goal is a pretty simple one. I want to be on the anchor desk doing a morning show in a market where my family can benefit (schools, social life etc). I started my family in Jacksonville, Florida and my kids have always called it home. I guess I can put it into existence that I’d love to work in that market as an end goal. I’m not hard to please lol.

Q: What was the conversation in the household when you told your children you would be headed to your first television job?

A: My older two kids knew early on that I wanted to work in television news. They have seen reels from years ago, lol. They’ve always asked questions about it. They were pretty excited to hear I’d be doing what I’ve always wanted. I explained to them that by mom doing what she loves also will make me a better mother. I love being a great example for them. No matter how long it took, I still took a leap of faith and went for it! My kids are interested in the behind the scenes process for a news broadcast. My daughter who is 10 also loves to write and said she wants to learn how to write a news story. To be able to inspire my crew in any way makes me very happy. My kids are learning about sacrifice. In the end, when I’m an anchor in Jacksonville (gotta keep putting it into existence) everything we are going through as a family will all be worth it.

Q: Now that your headed to LA, what’s your current life status now?

A: I am currently in Louisiana while my husband and kids are in Florida. We’ve got visits planned out and are determined to keep things as normal as possible during my time here.

Q: What changes do you want to make in media?

A: I’m part of a very diverse team where I am right now. However, I think I am probably the oldest reporter. I want to continue to tell my story in hopes to inspire women and men who may feel like they are too old for the business (that was a factor in me not going for it in the past) to take that out the equation. Even though I don’t have a lot of technical experience with shooting, writing and editing one thing that sets me apart from a lot of my younger coworkers is my life experience. I have so much to offer and add to a story. I’ve come to learn that’s an asset.

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Q: How do you think this affects your family?

A: My husband and I have made sure that our kids understand that mommy and daddy have a plan and a vision with an end goal. We are being strategic with future markets etc. Although I’m not present on a daily basis, I try to make sure they know I’m there for them no matter what. At the end of the day I am a wife and mother first. Making sure they’re good is my first priority. I’m definitely teaching my crew about sacrifice. I have a lot of family that question how we’re doing our thing. Those people don’t understand our vision so I can’t focus on my doubters. What I can focus on is God, working hard to provide for my family and working hard on improving myself spiritually and professionally.

Q: You will motivate a lot of women to pursue their career. What else do you want to tell a woman in your shoes?

A: After doubting myself for years, I finally came to my senses and took that leap in 2018. I became a very humble person that year. Reaching out to mentors, looking at myself on camera again after not doing it since college, learning how to shoot and edit all over again made me extremely humble. I say all that to say, stay humble and what’s for you is for you! I had the potential and talent in 2009, and I realized I still held that same potential in 2018. Don’t live on a timeline! I think not breaking into the business at 26 and going through all I went through up until this point made me strong enough for this tough business! Everyone’s timeline is different. Keep dreaming, keep pushing because it will come to fruition.

Q: Tell us about your new gig!? 

A: I am just ending my first week as an mmi for KADN/News15 in Lafayette Louisiana! The whole team is welcoming and my news director is awesome! He’s really wanting to help me grow and learn. I’m a mixed bag of emotions. I’m excited, super nervous and even doubting myself at times, but in order for me to grow I have to get uncomfortable! I’m excited for my family and myself to learn about the culture here and am already making of list of spots to try some of this amazing food with my family when they visit.

Q: Tell us anything else you want us to know!

A: For anyone who may have always wanted to do something they think is unattainable, it’s never too late!

Do you have a story that would inspire people? Fill out this form and let us know today! 

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‘I can do it’ Latina media manager changes community with Spanish digital series

One media manager in North Carolina is taking the digital wave to another level by producing her own Spanish segment at her local television station.

Dalisa Michelle Robles-Iglesias, a Digital Media Manager at WNCT created a Spanish series called “Minuto a Minuto”, which discusses the latest news in the east area of North Carolina in about one minute.

Robles-Iglesias recently did a Facebook live interview inside a Facebook group for journalists, where she detailed the need for Hispanic representation on television. During the interview Robles-Iglesias said due to the growing Hispanic population in her area, a Spanish-tailored segment was needed to ensure everyone was represented equally.

“Is there a topic that you want me to investigate or anything that you want me to highlight?, Robles-Iglesias said during her Facebook live interview.  ” [It’s] all about creating a relationship with the Hispanic community, like hey [you] have a voice [at] our station.”

 

We also asked Robles-Iglesias some questions offline, about the community’s response to her digital Spanish-segment,  diversity and much more. Here is the conversation below:

Q: What does diversity mean to you?

D. Robles-Iglesias: For me diversity is a way to connect with others. Coming from Puerto Rico, I was raised acknowledging that diversity is important for us as human beings. Imagine a world without diversity? Boring and plain. With diversity you learn a lot about others by the way they speak, act and feel pride of where they come from. There’s nothing wrong with diversity. Right now, we should embrace it and recognize that diversity help us to build a better world.

Q: How does it feel to represent your [Hispanic] community in North Carolina? 

D. Robles-Iglesias: Representing Latinos in North Carolina is an honor. I never imagined having the opportunity to create a space for the Latino community in Greenville, North Carolina. Having that chance, allows me to prove others that there’s a space for everything. It shows others that there’s nothing you can’t do. Being part of a minority is tough, but opening the door to pave the way to others is a blessing. I’m forever grateful to work at a station that embraces diversity.

Q: What changes do you plan to make while creating these videos? 

D. Robles-Iglesias: Creating a newscast in Spanish is more than just inform, is a way to show the world that we are more than a minority. Having the power to inform is a blessing. With that power I wish to reach out to that audience that needs a voice. A voice that gets where they come from and their struggles. Letting the Latino community know that they have someone they can relate to.

Q:How do you think your videos have impacted the Latino community?

D. Robles-Iglesias: I think my videos have opened a door for Latinos. When I first got here, I noticed barely no one speaks Spanish. One thing that really identify us as Latinos is that we make sure everyone feels at home, and that’s the main goal with Minuto a Minuto en ENC. Make them feel at home even though they may be far away. Keeping them inform[ed] and make them feel part of something big.

Q: What are the hard topics you choose when creating your videos?

D. Robles-Iglesias: I make sure I include topics like crime and politics in my videos. Those two topics are very important for the community. Informing about crime is a way to make them know what areas they need to avoid or be on the lookout. And with politics, it affects everyone. In an extent, politics is what moves the world so I make sure what politics topics can affect people state and nationwide.

Q:What’s been the reaction to your Spanish segment? 

D. Robles-Iglesias: I’m more than happy to know that people in Greenville really like Minuto a Minuto en ENC. People share the videos and react to them. With my segment, other organizations have reached out to get a space to share information like Better Business Bureau in Raleigh, Sound Rivers and Kinston Down East Wood Ducks. With this last one, we are in the works to interviews Hispanic baseball players and talk more about the importance of Latinos in sports.

Do know someone in your community breaking the mold? Let us know by filling out a “Contact Form” on this website listed here.