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Life & Style with Francyne – Erica Wilson, CEO & Founder of 88 Blessings Foundation

Today, I had the opportunity to chat with one of the most loving women you ever want to meet – Erica Wilson. Erica is the mother of two handsome sons, Darryl and Allen. Her son Allen Hurns is a WR for the Miami Dolphins. The both of them set up a foundation called 88 Blessings (https://88blessings.org/). According to the website, the mission of 88 Blessings is:

A foundation that offers advice, resources and a support system to single parents. The goals are to build a community that offers advice, resources, and a support system to re-focus their energy, solve their financial problems, or grow a business to provide for their families.

Ultimately, 88 Blessings wants to send a clear message to single working parents that they have others to lean on for help, both financially and emotionally.

Single parents are not alone, although it may feel that way. Society sends out messages that you must have done something wrong to be in the position that you’re in and you have to deal with that alone. Not true! You are not alone.

Circumstances can and will change–they simply need a helping hand. Please support this important cause… be a Blessing to someone in need!

We talked about everything from her upbringing, the trials of being single mother and ultimately triumphing and giving back, even in the midst of a pandemic. Check out what Erica had to say. If you’d like to donate to 88 Blessings, click the link above.

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Life & Style with Francyne – Tamela Clarke, Owner of Fashion Savvy Beauty Bar

Fashion is always in season and Tamela Clarke has built her brand on it. She’s not just a dreamer, but she’s a doer. Learn how she built her beauty business @fashionsavvybeautybar from scratch and opened her full-service beauty salon in 2018. Despite our shelter in place orders, she’s been creative in sustaining her business. Tune in to hear how this savvy entrepreneur does it.

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Life & Style with Francyne – Lakisha Watson-Moore, Creator of “Bougie Black Girl”

#LifeandStylewithFrancyne sat down with Lakisha Watson-Moore, founder of Bougie Black Girl – her blog has close to 60,000 followers. She advocates for the well-being of Black women in every aspect of their lives, from self-care to wholeness. She’s a mother, politico and fitness enthusiast. We’re delving into the erasure of Black women like Breanna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, and Korryn Gaines, from the conversation of racial injustice and police brutality. We talk about the Presidential election and the importance of running for office to change the policy and laws.

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Life & Style with Francyne – Vince McCraw, President, Detroit Chapter – NABJ

The Black Male Media Project is initiative that was founded by the National Association of Black Journalist. I chatted with Detroit Chapter NABJ President Vincent McCraw, to talk about the webinar “Black Men in Entrepreneurship.” DC-NABJ that will focus on how black male business owners are portrayed in local media and how black businesses are sustaining during the COVID-19 crisis. We will discuss what you can expect during this power-packed event. Given the current climate, you don’t want to miss this!

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Life & Style with Francyne – Eve Dionne, Transformational Coach and Author “50 Things My Momma Said”

I had the opportunity to chat with one of my besties, Eve Dionne, Life Coach, Author & Speaker, who’s doing amazing things. From comedic actress to health care consultant , transformational coach and now newly published author of her book ,”50 Things My Momma Said.” We’ll talk about her new book and what it takes to change your life, even now. If you need a dose of inspiration on how to pivot during a pandemic, check out this episode of #lifeandstylewithfrancyne!

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Life & Style with Francyne – Kevin Davis, Marketing and Communications Director, Erie Family Medical Centers

This was such a wonderful interview with Kevin L. Davis, whom I’ve known virtually for the last ten years. We talk about his Crush Media Group days, a successful photography he started ten years ago and the journey to where he is now. He’s a branding expert who believes your personal and professional brand are one and equals true authenticity. Learn about his “four bucket” philosophy gives him balance in his personal and professional lives. He currently serves as Director of Marketing and Communications for Erie Family Health Centers, a $70M healthcare organization with 13 locations, 700 staff members, and serves over 82,000 patients each year. He is in charge of brand management, advertising, marketing, and public relations for the organizations. He’s an emerging thought leader, husband, father and philanthropist. Tune in to hear his amazing story and be inspired. Check out his podcast, League of Leaders below where he talks to various leaders around the world:

https://listen.leagueofleaders.org/

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Life & Style with Francyne – Rochelle Morton, Damsels in Defense

I was excited to sit down and speak with Rochelle Morton, Independent Damsel Director, from Damsels in Defense. She talked extensively about an assortment of non-lethal products (not firearms) that enable women and children to protect themselves against the prevalence of violence, sexual assault, rape and theft. 

She also proposed a bill, HB 4020, that will enable citizens in Michigan to have stun guns. We are currently one of the few states that prohibits them. It is currently sitting on the desk of the Judiciary Committee Chair and she’s urging everyone to contact Rep. Graham Filler to demand a hearing to legalize the use of the stun gun for personal protection. His contact info is below: 

Lansing Office
Anderson House Office Building
N-1197 House Office Building
Lansing, MI 48933
Mailing Address
N-1197 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1778
Email: GrahamFiller@house.mi.gov

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Life & Style with Francyne –Jeremy Thomas, Detroit NABJ Black Male Media Project

Turn on any television and you’ll see Black men negatively portrayed in disproportionate numbers. NABJ chapters around the country are hosting events on the same day intended to help change the narrative around the lives and images of black men in the news media and society. This year’s theme is #PostiveReflections to #inspireblackmen. The Detroit chapter will focus on black men and mental health. I sat down with Jeremy Thomas to talk about this upcoming event and what one can expect this Saturday. Opening up dialogue about issues Black men are dealing with is needful in today’s landscape.

Register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-nabj-black-male-media-
inspireblackmen #positiverefelections #yougoodman #bmmp

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Life & Style with Francyne – Kimle Nailer, Founder – Positive S.I.S.T.E.R.S.

In Episode 107 of #LifeandStylewithFrancyne, Host Francyne Walker sits down with Kimle Nailer, owner of Nail-Rite Construction, who has managed to combine her passion for construction, real estate and empowering women in a unique way. She founded Positive S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Self-Improvement Simply Takes Education Redevelopment & Sincerity.) ten years ago. The organization will be celebrating its 10th anniversary during an event “Real Women Like Us” on November 17th. We talk about her journey, wealth-building, real estate and how she’s showing woman how to get money like Cardi B. Okur!!!!! Check out the flyer below for more information on her upcoming event on November 17th.  Thanks for watching!

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