We often hear you have to have money to make money; is this true in all cases? How much money are we talking here? Can you take Fifty-Two dollars and make it one-twenty five? One-twenty five into Two Fifty? Can you start your hustle from the small dollars? Use whats around you to make it work in a way that’s profitable?
A recent top Forbes article raises eyebrows about what it feels like to be a low income student on an elite campuses such as Duke University. Student Kelly Noel wrote an article in the newspaper about how isolated she felt being a low income student on Dukes campus. The word poor is associated with words like lazy; unmotivated; and uneducated! Noel goes on to say she is none of these things; all in a very well written article. But the words that are associated with being poor stuck out to me and raised the question, “Is being poor a choice?”
Is being poor a choice? Is it a lack of education? Is it a lack of motivation; you simply don’t have a desire to do better? Or just being lazy? Is it safe to put “being poor” in these simple categories? Is it the lack of education that keeps that janitor a janitor and from going back to school? Or lack of education in budgeting? Maybe even a lack of imagination! Whatever the reason should we be asking ourselves how can I make my money work for me? It’s said you should have a lease three sources of income, do you? Are you living beyond your means? Do you need to downsize on a few things in order to be a proper contributing American?
What are the benefits of being a contributing American compared to not? Is working hard your whole life to be able to retire at 60 a life you want to have? Or do you want to experience life as it was meant to be experienced?
On the other hand is America set up to make it harder for people to move up in class. Contrary to what most think; America is still very much a classicist society. Meaning that you still have the poor, below middle class; middle class, upper middle class, newly rich, rich, wealthy, and the super rich! There’s people with so much money that you’ve never heard of that it would make your head spin. The super wealthy control the land, making up only one percent of the American population. This one percent needs America to thrive so that we can be number one in the world; however, if we have unmotivated, uneducated people that’s causing us to sink in status are we left vulnerable for someone to succeed us? Most people think America has a society set up so that its hard for poor individuals to get ahead in life. If it is the American system, then we’re destroying ourselves.
Is it America? Or the way the peoples minds operate? People that even consider themselves poor are in trouble; your automatically putting limits on your life. You see yourself as worthless so you live a worthless life. If you view yourself as something in this world, can that alone be enough to change your life? Or could the failure of not ever being anything forever drive you insane? You have to decide for yourself be the driving force or be driven by the force its up to you.
By: Akika Parker
Amazon.com known for their speedy shipping and online services are making plans to make sure they remain number one. Their invention of the Drone can completely revolutionize the way we receive packaging for years to come. This device wont have all the bugs worked out for years to come, CEO of Amazon, Jeffery P. Bezos says maybe 2015.
Here is a video of how it works:
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This is perfect for the cute socialite who’s not afraid to rock fur.
This is indeed a new age! The coveted LV bags are not so coveted anymore some of the seasons most coveted bags come from that of Micheal Kors! Cute rabbit fur bags with chains and amazing attention to detail and without a hair out of place is the reason Micheal Kors takes reign with some of the hottest hand bags of the season.
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40-year old actor Paul Walker has reportedly passed away! For those of you who love the handsome actor in the “Fast and Furious” series you know that he was a great actor and could steal the screen with his crystal clear eyes and bright smile. His talent is gone too soon. Ironically the actor who is known for fast car movies like “Fast & Furious” life was taken in a car accident. Reports say he was letting his friend take his Porsche for a test drive when it lost control.
Sequence is great and a hot trend this time a year! But also trending this time a year are the dreaded “Ugly Sweaters.” This year the sweaters are trying not to be so0o0o… ugly. Take a look at some hot festive Holiday Sweaters!
Mariah Carey: All I want for Christmas is You!
Brian M. Wright (B.Wright for short) a Morehouse University student, Atlantic Records intern, and CEO of Kreemo based in Atlanta speaks out about his urban clothing line. Wright is originally a Brooklyn New York native, and at only twenty-two years of age, his company has already taken off and is being sold in stores across the country, and internationally to…
Hot jewelry Brand Chloe +Isabel is looking for a merchandiser! This hot new fashion career! A great way to be your own boss and make good money!
The John Paul Gaultier Exhibit is now in Brooklyn! The Exhibit’s tour is traveling all over the world and unveiling the glory that is Gaultier. The Exhibit is filled with the inner mind of Gaultier’s unique design esthetic and designs. They make it come alive with moving video placed on the faces of mannequins that all reveal the truth about Gaultier.
Designer Christian Louboutin appears on the CBS morning show presenting his new collection of shoes. The episode filmed this today allows you to hear his views on why his shoes are not only so desired by women but by men also! He says ” Men are like Bulls they can’t stay away. The episode is Live Now!!!…. Check it out on the CBS Morning Show or visit StyleMeCEO.com for updates.
The Designer also spoke about his newest collection “Flesh!”.
Burberry’s new ad features this season’s hottest trenches! Burberry puts their elegant style to classic trend, upscale fierce leather jackets, and timeless easy flats. They seem to conquer how everyone; woman or man, desires to feel. This simple ad speaks to several different personalities and lifestyles. Preview their 2013 Autumn/ Winter 2013 silhouettes here.
Lady Gaga arrived to the opening after being told that fans had been waiting over 30 hours for her arrival! The singer was humbled. Here’s what WWD had to say:
WWD: By Taylor Harris: “The line started reportedly around 5 p.m. on Tuesday. It got interminably long only a few hours later, soon snaking around the Condé Nast building on 42nd Street, and up Sixth Avenue for three blocks. Penned in by NYPD-manned barricades, Lady Gaga’s bundled-up fans shivered.”
By: Akika Parker
Lady Gaga Feat: R. Kelly
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Today marks the day the 2013 Victoria Secret Fashion show was filmed! It’s always a wonderland of things each year this show is put on but this year particular they had Taylor Swift as the main talent!
Taylor spiced things up with a very well done British patriotic theme performance.
Taylor also dazzled them with a Winter Wonderland themed performance, wearing all white!
Back Stage look at one of the Costumes:
Recent news reports say that her book; which is an autobiography, is being banned from some private schools. For those that don’t know Malala is a 16 year old girl who was shot in the head for trying to go to school and her story has
touched the heart of millions! Today marks the one year anniversary of this event and she has been in the media and all over the news for her consistency and for her newest revelation.
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Celebrities took to social media and television to give honor to Malala in her constant fight to empower young women to be educated. Malala received praise from all over the globe for her bravery, intelligence, and in spite of all, willingness to fight and move forward.
Miley Cyrus is making headlines for her recent stunt! While accepting an award at an MTV Award show Miley lite a joint. Is this just a young woman having fun, a need to prove herself or just simply to show the world that she is free enough to do what she wants? What ever her reason she did it and it has caused a media frenzy! The show was shot in Amsterdam where smoking marijuana is legal but it leaves one to think is she going to experience troubles in the states for this behavior?
The late singer Marvin Gaye’s family is speaking out about their father’s music being used as inspiration for R&B singer Robin Thick. Is this a inspiration? Or a straight jack move?
It’s time get into the digital! Digital inspired prints are big this Winter/ Fall 2013.