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Tammy Reese

VISIONARY MINDS

VISIONARY MINDS: Arissa “QueenRi” Johnson

Arissa Johnson was raised in the heart of The Bronx, NY. I learned entrepreneurship from my parents and at six years old I was designing, creating and selling earrings. I loved the excitement I felt by earning money from my hobby. My parents and I would vend at different flea markets and events throughout New York City. As a pre-teen I modeled in several fashion and hair shows. This helped fuel my passion, increase my confidence and made me feel beautiful inside and out.Continue reading

COVER STORIES

CNY COVER WOMAN: DEPUTY MAYOR SHARON OWENS

PHOTOS BY TELLIER STUDIOS

City of Syracuse Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens’s story leading up to her lifelong journey as a public servant begins with how she was raised. She had a mother who believed that when God blesses you, you have to give back. Her mother also believed that one has to give to return on their blessings which can be considered an investment. One has to decide and strive to really be all in and be the best person that they can be for the people around them.Continue reading

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ROBIN HERTZ: HUMANITARIAN/ENTREPRENEUR AND DANIEL BALDWINS BETTER HALF

PHOTOS BY DANIEL BALDWIN & MICHELLE DIBERNARDO

Please tell our readers about Robin Hertz?

Robin: I am a 52 year old woman, A mother of 2, Daniel Baldwin’s other half, a medical intuitive and a child of GOD.

A medical intuitive?

Robin: Yes, since about the age of 6, but it wasn’t until I was 32 years old that I figured out why I was and what my true purpose in life was to be. It was in a hotel room in Nashville that my grandfather came to visit me. I remember hearing his unmistakable voice, “Robin, in your prayers you’ve been asking what your ultimate purpose in life is. It’s that you are a messenger”. It was in my grandfathers words that early morning that I had my moment of clarity.Continue reading

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