Spa Stones
INTERVIEW BY SARAI BUTLER
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STORY BY DANIELLE NADLER & LEAH FALLON OF LOUDOUN SHOPS BLACK
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STORY BY LILETTA HARLEM OF PW PERSPECTIVE

TRENDING NOW

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Andrea Taylor Creates Inspiration Through Elegant
Scent Candles
STORY BY VERONICA REID
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ARTS & CULTURE
No Magic written by Prince William County Poet Laureate
POEM WRITTEN BY KIM B MILLER
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COMMUNITY
INTERVIEW BY SARAI BUTLER
Cars in the City
LIFESTYLE
INTERVIEW BY SARAI BUTLER

TINA'S TIDBITS 

If you’re like me, you are thankful we have made it to the New Year! Let’s stat 2021 with no loyalty. You may be thinking, “Tina has gone crazy. Loyalty is a good thing”.  In most cases, this is true.  However, loyalty may not serve you a great deal when it comes to some of your monthly expenses.

 

Consider what you spend each month for the bills you have, like your phone bill, what you pay for internet use, or, how about your car insurance. These are things we need to have, right?

 

Ask yourself these questions for each of your monthly expenses:

  • How long have I been a customer of this company?

  • When was the last time I shopped for a less-expensive service? 

  • What money could I save if I did some research and switched providers?

 

The last time I asked myself these questions, we saved over $250 a month! How would you use this kind of extra money towards your future?

 

As you may know, I am a financial coach and my firm is here to serve our community! Find out how by connecting with me at Tina@TheFinancialT.org. Learn more about our financial coaching and consulting firm by visiting our website at www.TheFinancialT.org.

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POETRY CORNER

Heart to Heart

Sometimes in this lifetime, 

we meet a special soul, 

who fills our very essence, 

to almost overflow, 

we drink the cup of friendship, 

it tastes like ruby wine, 

and you know within your heart, 

this meeting was divine. 

This soul that lives within you heart, 

no distance can prevail, 

an inner spark, within the heart, 

becomes a Holy Grail, 

the starting of a journey, 

in which you both shall be, 

a reflection of each other, 

for all eternity. 

 

Written by Lilaneyah

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

 
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Nominated & Written By Verlaine Quinniey - Founder of The Connect 757

Antione has worked so hard over the years to make an impact in the Hampton Roads area also known as the "757." He wears so many hats within the community! Antoine is the Founder of Veteran's HomeFront, a nonprofit organization that bridges that empowers change in the lives of at-risk veterans. He also owns two businesses, a consulting agency, Triple S Consulting LLC and Black Systemic Equity Project Inc.

 

As a small business, the pandemic impacted all of us. Antione faithfully serves  

veterans by providing food, words of encouragement, and support every Saturday morning in Chesapeake. He also assists others in receiving training that will empower them to assist with helping finding employment, resources, housing, and stability in their lives. Since Antione's start, he has received support from so many local organizations to volunteer their Saturday mornings throughout the month. 

 

Triple S Consulting is an opportunity for small businesses to receive the resources and tools needed to start and grow their business or nonprofit. The Black Systemic Equity Project Inc. was developed after his tireless hours of working for diversity and inclusion efforts over the years. Antione is focused on building wealth within the black community and putting the right measures in place for families and businesses. In addition to running his businesses and nonprofits, he serves on several boards in the community.

 

Antione is the President of The United Way's Project Inclusion Alumni Association, Virginia State Director for Minorities for Medical Marijuana, an advisory board member for the Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation, and an active member of the following organizations: NAACP, BLACK Brand - Hampton Roads Black Chamber of Commerce, Urban League, and The Connect 757. He is recognized as a strategic adviser on the issues of homelessness, community engagement and black community wealth building. 

 

Antione consistently supports and shows up for their community, black businesses, veterans, and genuinely wants to see their community rise!