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
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!
Episode 105 of #LifeandStylewithFrancyne features special guest Personal stylist and Fashion Group International-Detroit Regional Director, Latrice Delgado-Macon, founder of The Styling Closet. Latrice’s passion for style and fashion started as a little girl and followed her into the music video world. Learn how this young beautiful women’s ambition enabled her to turn a crisis into a golden opportunity. We talk style, fashion, sexy trends and a little Maxwell. Yes, Maxwell. Check out the interview and thanks for watching!
Episode 105 of #LifeandStylewithFrancyne features special guest Sandra Epps, founder of Sandy’s Land Entertainment. She is a Lupus survivor and one of the hardest working women in Detroit, taking care of business, from her premiere face and body painting to the numerous events she organizes to empower women and children. We sit and chat about her upcoming Detroit Doll Show which is in its seventh year and we learn how she balances everything as an entrepreneur. We also learn what’s on her wish list to help her business grow. We wish her well on her future endeavor as well as the success of the show which I have attended in the past. You are in for a treat. Check out the flyer below for more information. Thanks for watching!
In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted to give my dear friend Tamika Cheree Henry, an opportunity to tell the story of losing her beautiful 21-year-old daughter to a domestic violence situation three years ago. Jazmyne Gibson was Tamika’s only daughter who had a wide network of family and friends who loved her immensely. She held so much promise as a young, enterprising student. I spoke with Tamika about her unimaginable loss and how she’s turning that heartache into healing for others that have suffered like herself.
Tamika has planned a charity event in Jazzy’s honor to raise money for her newly formed non-profit organization, “I Am Here.” For more information and to purchase tickets you can to eventbrite.com and search for “A Jazzy Affair.”
If you are in a domestic abuse relationship and need help, please know that you are not alone. The phone number for the National Domestic Violence Abuse Hotline is 1-800-799-7233. It is free and confidential.
It was almost a year ago, I received an email from a production company to be a journalist/expert on the show “For My Man” which airs on TV One. They initially tried to contact me through my blog where my girlfriend Christie was an administrator. The phone number I had on the blog had expired so they contacted her. She sent it to me and I contacted the producer right way who found me on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, they had found someone else and I wished them on their show. A day later, they contacted me and was interested in still utilizing me.
They sent me a ton of legal documents, records, etc. to peruse and familiarize myself with the story. It was a lot of information to digest in a short period of time but I was excited for the opportunity. A few days later, I was inside a conference room at the The Henry Hotel, formerly the Ritz Carlton, in Dearborn, being powdered, spritzed with hair spray and positioned for various angles. I think I was there approximately four hours. I was asked a ton of questions about the story upon which they would take my answers and edit as they saw fit. It was grueling and fun at the same time. I guess they liked my work because they contacted me again to do a second episode. I asked them during this taping when the first episode would air and they gave me an approximate time frame but to be honest I had forgotten about it.
I hadn’t received advance notice of the air date but thankfully some of my Facebook friends alerted me that I was on television and that’s when I caught the tail end of my episode. Understanding how things work behind the scenes gives you a greater appreciation for the process. I’m grateful for the opportunity and look forward to watching the second episode. For now, here’s the first show. You’ll also recognize our favorite WWJ News Reporter, Vickie Thomas in the second episode.