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PBS Presents Songs of The Summer..A Historical Mixtape

 
In 1958, Billboard launched its Hot 100. Almost sixty years on, how we listen to music and how we track a song’s success may have changed, but music remains a powerful force in our culture.

Every Friday this summer, American Experience will reveal a new addition to their historical mixtape. Listen and read along.  And take a peek at this week’s line-up from 1963. Do you recognize a few names?

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“My Life, My Vibe” June 2017

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Hello All,

For those of you who follow this blog, are aware that May & June are my most busiest months by way of me going out and making community connections for my 9-5. Which leaves little to no time for blogging on the side, however I will never leave you hanging. I will be posting behind the scenes from time to time on all the goodness and adventures from The Evolution! Society with my family and my work in the community (my family is my Evolution Team so yes they will be in the photos).

But don’t forget we always give you your Motivational Mondays, Wellness Wednesday and “Things We Are Lovely Lately. So go out and catch life with some gratitude this season….we look forward to seeing you out in the community…stay tuned and be inspired…many blessings!

We look forward to being of continued service to you and I hope you will enjoy the benefits of our new co-op networking community. Please let us know what you’re doing in your business and community, your feedback is very important to us! Positive Mind…Positive Vibe…Positive Life

What do you plan on doing new this month?

XOXO

“C”

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Monthly Affirmation:

“Pay It Forward”

Monthly Challenge:

Rebuild Your Spirit: Service Your Community Challenge

Book of The Month

“The MisAdventures of Awkward Black Girl

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 “Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/Event Director

The Evolution Society LLC

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Indiana Black Expo Business Conference

Indiana Black Expo Business Conference presented 
by KeyBank®
July 10- 11, 2017
Indiana Convention Center
The 2017 Indiana Black Expo Business Conference presented by KeyBank is an exciting, jam-packed 2-day conference of workshops, symposiums, receptions and networking opportunities held during the first week of IBE’s Summer Celebration. The goal of the Indiana Black Expo Business Conference is to provide a venue to empower diverse business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals with information and resources that will assist them in achieving financial and professional success.
Workshop presenters and expert panelists will share business opportunities within Central Indiana, universities and college, and state and federal agencies. Business owners and financial representatives will provide strategies on growing your business through leveraging relationships and obtaining financial resources. For executives, presenters will share effective strategies for career advancement by Bringing your “A” Game.
Over the years, the conference has blossomed into one of the premier events of Summer Celebration and offers a wealth of information and opportunity for Indiana’s existing and aspiring business communities. The conference offers something for everyone.
All business conference events are free; however, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so on-line registration is highly recommended.
Mayor’s Breakfast
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Monday, July 10, 2017
8:30 am – 10:15 am
Mayor’s Breakfast
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
City of Indianapolis – Project Pipeline:
Building B2B Connections in Central Indiana
12:30  – 2:00 pm
“Growing and sustaining your business”
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Indy Chamber Entrepreneur Service – One Page Business Plan
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Bringing Your “A” Game
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Professional Networking Reception
TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Accessing Contracts with Indiana State and Federal Government
11:15 am  – 1:00 pm
“We Are State Educational Institutions” – Universities and College, Centers of Economic Opportunities for Indiana Businesses
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Professional Development Session
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Governor’s Award Reception -RSVP required
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
US Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Administration (HUD/SBA) Resource Workshop – “Federal Partnerships for Entrepreneurs”
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National Urban League On TV One

State of Black America

All-Star Political & Cultural Panel Debates State of Black America on TV One May 31

The National Urban League Wire
From the President’s Desk:

The nation’s leading commentators challenge one another on topics such as job creation, voting rights, and criminal justice reform during the National Urban League’s first-ever national television special: “National Urban League Presents: State of Black America,” premiering May 31, 8pm ET, on TV One.

  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University professor and author;
  • Attorney Angela Rye is a frequent political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst;
  • Touré is an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality;
  • GOP consultant Paris Dennard is an NPR Political Analyst and CNN Political commentator;
  • Democratic political strategist Symone Sanders served as national press secretary for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders;
  • Journalist Jeff Johnson appears on BET and serves as a national communications consultant;
  • GOP strategist Angela Sailor served as director of the Republican National Committee’s Coalitions Department

Moderating the dynamic discussion is Roland Martin, managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now. Urban League Young Professionals and Guild chapters are hosting both live and virtual watch parties – check with your local Urban League affiliate for more information. Join the conversation on social media by following @NatUrbanLeague and @TVOneTV and sharing your thoughts using the hashtag #StateofBlackAmerica.

“Things I’m Lovin Lately” May

It’s Time To Do A Spiritual Cleanse

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Hello All,

Just an inside scoop since we are in the position to Reset*Restore*Renew  I just see it only fitting to share with you every season (or whenever necessary) I normally do a sage ritual. I may have mentioned it once before, but what I mean is there are times when I feel a certain aura around me and/or have some kind of feeling that I can’t put my finger on. If you are in line with your inner spirit you know what I’m talking about…negative energy needs to be released. It all ties together in the ream of the busy lifestyle we live, we let people in our lives, technology takes over and sometimes we just don’t know how to be and with all that going on causes havic in our lifestyle. So I thought I would share with you the history of why I do a spiritual cleanse…Keep An Open Mind & Enjoy!

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MOTHER DEITY

In today’s modern world there never seems to be enough time. We rush from the time we get up until the time we go to bed. We battle traffic, work, deadlines, e-mail, family matters, and love life. Everything we have to get done in 24 hours! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. People used to work a 40 hour week, now the work hours go into your private life and many people have to spend time on the computer or phone continuing work at home.

People often come to me for psychic/spiritual advice, and they are totally burnt out. They cannot understand why they cannot stop crying, yelling at people, being angry, and feel totally confused. The fact that they know something is wrong is the first step to turning their lives around.

In our high tech modern world, we need an antidote. It is time to turn back to the ancient teachings of Native African, which offers common sense, an uncomplicated approach to life, and a way to appreciate our existence.

Frequently people ask me about cleansing their spirit, and I give many different ways to do it. Here are two of my favorite methods.

Releasing The Past

One of the most effective and simplest ways to cleanse your spirit is by releasing the emotional baggage that you are carrying on you.

You can do this by writing down the situation or the name of a person on a piece of paper; also you must have a heat-proof container and matches. Place the paper in the container and light it on fire. As you watch the smoke go up, picture what you have written about going up into Spirit and releasing it from your life. Native Americans have always used smoke in sacred ceremonies because of the belief that smoke is going up to the Great Spirit.

You can do this as many times as it takes until you feel you have released the burdens you have been caring. You will find yourself feeling much lighter each time you do this.

What is Smudging?

Smudging is the name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. For thousands of years this ceremony has been practiced by Native Africans. This is a powerful cleansing technique. It is a ritual to remove negative energies and have them go in smoke to the Great Spirit.

Smudging can be used to cleanse your spirit, mind, and body. It can also be used to cleanse a house, building, vehicle, work place, or another person.

Most Common Herbs Used For Smudging

Sage
For removing negativity and for healing, White Sage is preferred.

Sweetgrass:
Sweetgrass is used for blessing after sage has been used. It is used to attract positive energy.
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My Sista’s Business…Meena Harris

Meena Harris Empowers the Phenomenal Woman

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What happens when fashion, feminism, and philanthropy collide? Meena Harris’ “Phenomenal Woman” campaign, inspired by the illustrious Maya Angelou’s iconic poem is born. I’m sure that by now you’ve seen countless celebs like Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Viola Davis rocking this bold statement tee with pride and for good reason. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Emerge America, EMILY’s List, Essie Justice Group, Girls Who Code, NARAL, Planned Parenthood and The United State of Women. For those of you curious to know how Meena conceptualized and executed this revolutionary campaign with such impeccable timing, we’ve got the inside scoop for you right here:

In Her Shoes: What inspired the launch of the “Phenomenal Woman” campaign?

Meena: Coming out the presidential election, a lot of us were obviously feeling defeat and experiencing grief. But I still woke up the next morning having confidence that, even though we may have lost, we wouldn’t be deterred. Most of all, I knew that we as women are strong and resilient — and we are phenomenal! I wanted to expand my t-shirt brand post-election, to create a unified and empowering identity for the new wave of activists that have risen up, while also honoring the women who came before us. One of those women is Maya Angelou, and her poem Phenomenal Woman inspired the words that I now wear proudly.

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In Her Shoes: How long did it take you to get the campaign up and running from conception to execution?

Meena: It all happened very quickly, in large part because of the momentum coming out of the election and the Women’s March. I printed a sample batch of t-shirts at the end of January, and our big launch was March 8, International Women’s Day. On that day alone, we sold 2,500 t-shirts, and during the first two months of the campaign, we sold nearly 8,500 tees to benefit our seven non-profit partners.

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In Her Shoes: Was this project a collective effort?

Meena: I’ve partnered with Omaze, an online fundraising platform, to run operations and some of the digital marketing, but everything else for the most part has been a solo effort. I’ve also been lucky to have incredibly supportive friends that have volunteered in various ways to keep the campaign going, including showing up for our in-person pop-ups to help with major components like event planning, promotion, and actual setup. I feel really luck to have such a generous and encouraging network!

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In Her Shoes: Who was the first celeb to participate and how did you get others to join in?

Meena: Issa Rae and America Ferrera were the first celebs to participate. Both are friends, so being able to show others that such influential and inspirational women leaders had joined our cause from the very beginning made it pretty easy to convince others to participate!

’Cause I’m a woman/ Phenomenally/ Phenomenal woman/ That’s me.

– Maya Angelou

Click here to celebrate the Phenomenal Woman in you today!

“My Life, My Vibe” March 2017

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Hello All,

Can you believe the The Evolution! Society is turning five years old this March? We’re growing up so fast, and we’re experiencing more adventures together than ever before. We are tackling new challenges like dazzling the city at cocktail fetes and philanthropic events; and pushing our bodies to new extremes with Zumba. I hope you’ve pushed yourself out of your comfort zone, experienced something new and thrilling, and of course, I hope you’ve met fabulous new friends along the way. As many of you know, this past year has been a transformative one for me.

I continue to feel grateful that each and every one of you is an integral part of our vibrant community and my life. I wish you an exciting new year filled with growth, laughter, and breathtaking adventure. Also, don’t forget we always give you your Motivational Mondays, Wellness Wednesday and “Things We Are Lovely Lately”….so stay tuned and be inspired…many blessings!

We look forward to being of continued service to you and I hope you will enjoy the benefits of our new co-op networking community. Please let us know what you’re doing in your business and community, your feedback is very important to us! Positive Mind…Positive Vibe…Positive Life

What do you plan on doing new this month?

XOXO

“C”

Monthly Affirmation:

Say “YES” to doing something new everyday

always thought about diving, say YES ~ want to take a spin class, say YES ~ want to ask a man out, say YES…don’t hold back own your “YES”.

Monthly Challenge:

Put your phone down and have real conversations J

Book of The Month

“I’m Judging You”

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“Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/Event Director

The Evolution Society LLC

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Motivational Monday 2/20

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8 wks “Life Work” Series 2/20 (week#3)

“Life Work “ Series

Appreciate What You Have

Every day you have to make choices that ensure the thing you have continue to thrive. So if you find a way of life that is good for you, do whatever I take to keep it. Complacency…the middle ground..is the attractive, safe choice. But fall into complacency, and that thing you love might wander off and be gone before you notice. Then what? Better to protect it in the first place. A relationship does not protect itself; it requires discipline and attention ~ Chris Guillebeau

It’s there right in front of you waiting for you to see it. If you waste all your time staring around at the blessings of those all around you, or taking for granted the wonderful, special, amazing, things in your own life you’ll spend all your time being miserable…What are you taking for granted?

How Do You Position Yourself For A Blessing?

~ Our Physical Lives

  • Put yourself in a position of good health
  • Enjoy a healthier lifestyle
  • Invest your time wisely

~ In Our Moral Lives

  • Put yourself in a position of good character & humanity
  • Uphold your commitment to the convent of your spirit
  • Love & Mercy

~ In Our Financial Lives

  • Put yourself in a position of financial security
  • 10% belongs to God
  • Mission offering (serve)

 

 

Motivational Monday 2/13

Preventing Depression

8 wks “Life Work” Series 2/13 (week#2)

Spirituality in Daily Life

Being spiritual, at its core, is just being aware of the spirit inside and attending to its needs. My body has material needs of food, cleanliness, exercise etc. which I fulfil duly as it keeps me running. Similarly, my soul too has needs of purity, positivity, righteous living, love etc.  So when my soul is deprived of its needs, how can I realign my soul and body to become one, which is the secret and primary need of success in any field?

Righteous living pertains to, but is not limited to, doing the right thing always, which we have made very difficult for ourselves in today’s life. We have become so used to doing things as per our convenience, that we don’t care whether what we are doing is morally and ethically right. So, who is really harmed here? Not others, but only our soul, which is getting engrossed and heavy. We can really feel the difference when we do something good, especially something good for others; we feel good and light. It’s a beautiful feeling, isn’t it!

So what I am trying to speak of here is a basic need, and the primary teaching in every religious and spiritual institution – the right way of living. If there is anything more important to spirituality than this, it is the right way of thinking, which again eventually builds up to righteous living.

Now one may ask how do I know what is right and what is wrong? Well, the soul always knows it, and guides us too! What we have to do is be aware of the presence of our soul inside. Believe me, you can listen to it. But to be able to listen to your inner Self takes a lot of practice, and this practice is best known as meditation. So I believe including this very practice of listening to the soul in our daily life, acts as the first and very important step towards finding spirituality in our daily life. As they say, “Keep calm and meditate”.

 

Doing Whatever It Takes

~ Challenge Your Spiritual Life…

~ Focus on Your Ability…

~ Your Drive, Your Desire, Your Attitude, Your  Ambition…

~ Position Yourself…

~ Do Whatever God Wants You To Do…

~ Putting Away Selfish Ways…

~ Communicate & Motivate…

~ Bringing Joy, Happiness, Fulfillment In Your Life…