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Human Trafficking

Somewhere in the Greater Rochester Area right now.

  • A woman is selling herself on Lyell Avenue and knows no one will provide her with food, shelter, or the drugs she’s addicted to if she doesn’t earn enough money this way.
  • Someone is working in a restaurant from before it opens until after it closes, every day. They believe they are paying a debt they owe to someone who helped them get into the country, but somehow the debt keeps growing, not shrinking, every week.
  • A teenager in the suburbs is being sold through an online classified site by a pimp.
  • A child in elementary school is forced to engage in sexual acts, which are filmed and sold online.

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What If?

Life’s plan –  Two words that mean different things for everyone   The concept of a life plan suggests that during our lives, there is a script or a series of phases we should expect to go through that will result in success, fulfillment and satisfaction.  Consider the definition of each:

Life: the period of time for which we are alive

Plan: an intention or decision about what one is going to do.Continue reading

BADGE OF HONOR, REGULARS

The Women Behind the Badge

We’ve all heard the phrase, “There’s something about a man in uniform.”  For those who have done nothing more than appreciate the view, there is a lot more to consider before making a decision to be a part of all the uniform entails. The two remarkable resilient women you are about to meet will tell you that being the wife of a police officer is not for the weak, self-centered, needy, clingy, insecure, or high maintenance type of woman.

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Introducing The Masterind Lounge

The new project “MasterMind Lounge” is an innovative, connection between aspirations and dreams with a way to connect to the professionals who make a living in entertainment, music or sports etc. The networking opportunity presented here is the “baby” of none other than WHAM 1180’s radio host and attorney Robert Brenna Jr. Six years ago, this exciting venture began to take Rochester into learning about a whole new way of networking and mentoring.

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Let it Rain

Welcome to my world. As a poet, painter, and pianist, my inner world is rich with lyrics, color and music. I have a vivid imagination and believe in the infinite beauty of the world around us. Although the world is certainly resplendent with magic there is a large amount of pain in our daily lives. I do not believe we are alive to merely survive. I believe we all have the exponential potential to become the very best of ourselves. I believe in the power of not only my destiny but yours as well. I believe that you have a purpose to serve on this Earth. I believe that you have something to offer that only you can. Everyday life offers me more puzzle pieces to construct this grand algorithm that is my existence. I try to inspire every life I touch to become the Divine Light they contain.Continue reading

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Women Who Inspire: Amy Walts

Amy Walts was a very accomplished woman, who found great joy in her life because she was someone that was lucky enough to pursue a career doing what she loved. She made a living being an artist and not a starving one either. Amy was ecstatic that she was able to make a secondary career out of playing the piano and the concert grand-pedal harp and Irish-Celtic harp also. Additionally, her background as an illustrator and graphic artist allowed her to appreciate multi-media fine arts. Most importantly, bringing happiness to others through the enjoyment of listening to her music and watching her performances is what Amy loved most. Booked well-ahead in wedding season until one tragic day seven years ago, her life changed.  Continue reading

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Women Who Inspire: KaeLyn Rich

The immigration check points are out in full force and thousands are being detained. What’s next?

KaeLyn indicates we all should be fundamentally concerned. A question and  answer interview was given as there was extended information KaeLyn wanted to portray to the readers about why every woman should be concerned about what is going on around them.Continue reading

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Women’s March

Rochester’s chapters of The National Organization for Women ( NOW) , The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), Planned Parenthood and Rochester’s Congressional Representative Louise Slaughter came together at a program gearing up for the presidential inauguration and the women’s marches scheduled across the country (the following weekend) to educate and warn of the impeding dangers we all face after Donald Trump takes office.

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Women March on Capital Hill

One week before the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America I felt impotent. I was sad because the future of our country seemed bleak. My children and I had been watching the news and talking about how we felt. I reassured my daughters that they can be anything and anyone they want to be. I reminded my son that respect is important and that a good leader has respect for all people. But I wished there was a way we could talk to others who felt the way we did. One of my daughters said she would love to march on Washington, putting the idea in my head! With a few clicks I arranged for lodging and we were all set to go. We could not wait.

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