Monthly Archives: June 2011

Purple Ribbon Kids Launches “Gabby Rae” First Artist on Label














Sunday june 5th was a memorable day for the Purple Ribbon Camp as well as their supporters. With over 300 attending the laucn party we all experience the hard work of Jordan and her father Big Boi of Outkast as they released their first artist Gabby Rae.

Artist Shawty Lo Celebrates his Birthday with MTV !








Rapper Shawty Lo Celebrates his birthday with friends, family, and fans in his hometown Bankhead,GA. MTV, Drum Majors ATL, and others were on the scene to help make his celebration a success.

Kansas City Chiefs CB “Travis Daniels” Has a New Kut!







Travis Daniels is Kansas City Chiefs Star CornerBack who has planted a major seed for the city of Lawrenceville, GA. He and his Brother has opened a barbershop named “KUTS” which has a been a dream of theirs for years. Many friends and family came out to support their effort in helping make this dream come true.

“Slip! Slop! Slap!…and Wrap!”

“Sun Safety
Catch this phrase – and fewer UV rays

There’s more to sun safety than having sunblock on hand. To help people remember that, the American Cancer Society offers this catch phrase: “Slip! Slop! Slap!…and Wrap!”

Slip on a shirt. If you can cover up, do. This will reduce your UV exposure. Ideally, this means loose-fitting garments made of tightly woven fabrics, preferably with long sleeves and legs. When that’s not practical, at least consider a T-shirt or a wrap. Dark colors generally block more rays.

Slop on sunscreen. Lotions, lip balms, and other sunscreen products help safeguard skin. Choose those with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Some experts recommend SPF 30 or higher. Look for products that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. And, don’t just toss it in your bag. Put plenty on before you head outdoors. Reapply every 2 hours or after sweating or swimming. Check the expiration date on sunscreen – it can become less effective over time. Replace products as needed.

Slap on a hat. Make it wide – brimmed so it shades your face, ears, and neck.

Wrap your eyes in protection. Sunglasses can guard your eyes. A wraparound style can protect the skin, too.

Also, when outdoors, try to stay in the shade. That’s especially wise from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when UV rays are the strongest. No trees or shelter in sight? Bring your own: Consider a large umbrella or pop-up tent.”

~Healthy Mind Healthy Body Issue 1 2011

Mind Over Matter by Lillie Witherspoon



Life style changes begins with self. Many individuals desiring to make changes in their health is  at the time of an onset of illness. They will usually confer with the medical professional for symptom relief rather than following a healthy lifestyle for healing or reversal of the condition. Let’s look at some key pointers to remember when you are approaching a new venture in life.

Take charge of your life with “Mind Over Matter’: 1. It takes time to change a habit ( You are switching tracks in the brain, instead of eating chips and drinking a soda when you feel a hunger pain or some other quick fix. You will rely on and base you hunger sensation on information instead of feelings. You know that if you had eaten an adequate meal and drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, Mind Over Matter will kick in and say to you, “You are not hungry. A glass of water is all you need. It is not time to eat.” Satisfying yourself with a glass of water ends the hunger sensation and you are back to work again in stead of the chips and soda.

The first few days are the most difficult ones. As for me, this was my water and pray time.  I keep a water bottle near me for my support and reminder. I even take one to bed with me. Right on my night stand .  When I see the water bottle, I am reminded not to snack but drink water. There will be times that the temptations will surface. Be of good cheer. The frequency and strength of the old habit will decrease and soon the victory will be yours. Keep the faith that you can do it. Divine help is waiting to assist you. You will overcome! There is a Bible promise from 1Corinthians 10:3, which says that: There hath  no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may bear it.”

Individuals with spiritual values and have established a relationship with God tends to express a highly level of motivation to their lifestyle changes than those who don’t. There are studies with over 250 published research papers which show that Seventh-Day Adventists  live 10 years longer than the average person. This is due primarily to their vegetarian, exercising, non-smoking and non-alcohol/drugs temperate lifestyle. You may go to the Adventist Health Study website for more information .

There is more to come! Our next topic will be the Natural Remedies for a healthy life, with Mind Over Matter.  By the way, try my recipe on Southern Cornbread Casserole, it’s vegetarian of course..

MuDear’s Southern Cornbread Casserole
Preheat oven 350
1 – 14oz can whole kernel corn (do not drain)
1 – 14oz can cream style corn
1cup veggie sour cream (Better than Sour Cream is my favorite brand)
2 beaten eggs
½ cup olive oil
1 cup self rising cornmeal
1/8 tsp tumeric (if using white corn meal )
2 tbsp natural/raw sugar
Mix the first 5 ingredients together. Mix the last three ingredients together. Stir all ingredients together. Heat the greased large casserole pan or 9×12 pan. Bake at 350degrees for 50 minutes until light brown. Let the dish stand for 5 minutes to set before serving. Cut out carefully or spoon out and serve.

12 individual casserole dishes may be used instead of the casserole dish or the oblong dish.

Big Boi of Outkast and Jordon Launches Purple Ribbon Kids with Gabbie Rae







Big Boi and Jordan

Sunday June 5th 2011 was a memorable day for the Purple Ribbon Camp as well as their supporters. With over 300 attending the laucn party we all experience the hard work of Jordan and her father Big Boi of “Outkast” as they released their first artist Gabby Rae.

Who’s Your Real Estate Agent?

Eugene Witherspoon Jr, CDPE
RE/MAX of Thomasville

229-224-7814 cell
229-584-1833 Direct
229-226-1655 fax

Providing customer service beyond customer expectations is key to the success of a real estate agent. My motto is “Handing You Keys to Your Next Home.”
I was raised in Thomasville, Georgia.
I enjoy being around family and friends, traveling to new places and working on cars.
I started my sales career when I was in middle school in the early 80’s and on through high school. At the age of 16, I worked at a local supermarket and from there on managing a few retail outlets. When I was 27, I took the initiative to open my own wireless communication and tax filing business with a partner for 3 years. During those years the wireless industry changed from pagers to digital cell phones hence the real birth of camera phones and text messaging. Leaving the my business to go back to the corporate retail world; for two years I wasn’t satisfied with having a boss to answer to and I needed something different. I never thought about real estate until my wife and I wanted to purchase our first home. My home purchase with my agent was easy so I thought and that’s when it clicked with me; this is what I need to get into. I found myself studying the real estate market.
In 2006 I graduated from Barney Fletcher Realty School with the goal of joining REMAX of Thomasville which had a growing presence in our local community and nationally. A couple months later I joined the REMAX winning team.
2007 I signed up for the Brian Buffini 100 Days of Greatness a mentoring program. I received the class valedictorian. 2009 I received REMAX Rising Star Award for doubling my sales from the previous year and the Silver award from the Thomasville Area Board of Realtors for sales over $1.5 million. For 2010 I received REMAX Agent of the Year award and the Silver Award from Thomasville Area Board of Realtors.
It has always been my goal to provide excellent customer service so it only makes sense to place myself into an occupation that fully utilizes my abilities.
As a professional real estate sales agent I assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it for the highest possible price under the best terms available. When I act as a buyer’s agent with a signed agreement, I assist buyers by helping them purchase property for the best price under the best term available.
I’m an active member of Kenyon Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church, board member of Redemption Housing Counselors and Jack Hadley Black History Museum, and chairman of the 2011 Southwest Georgia’s Home Buyer Fair.
Providing customer service beyond customer expectations is key to the success of a real estate agent. My motto is “Handing You Keys to Your Next Home.”

Break the Chains of Homelessness


Today, the nation recognizes that affordable, quality childcare is critical to many families’ success in overcoming homelessness, welfare dependency, and poverty. Since the beginning, we have been progressive in our use of the latest research to guide the application of our programs. In addition to being the first homeless-specific childcare center to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Our House has received awards from DeKalb County, the City of Decatur, and has been featured at several conferences for our innovative approach.

Direct Corresponsdence to:

Our House, Inc.
PO Box 1304
Decatur, GA 30031

Phone (404) 378-0938

Juneteenth Gospel’s Best Competition

Are you a singer, or a gospel singer?

Come out to audition for the 2011 Juneteenth Gospel’s Best Competition.

To be eligible to audition: you must be an unsigned solo singer and ages 12 and up.

Auditions will be held at the Wells’ Built Museum on:
Saturday, May 14, 2011
4-6pm, registration begins at 3pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
6-8pm, registration begins at 5pm

Address is 511 W. South St., Orlando, FL 32805

For more information or to register, call 407-245-7535, 609-784-3538 or visit
Click here to download and print registration form

8th Annual Music & Arts Business Conference

Celebrating Black Music Month, CMJ Resources and conference host, Cora Miles-Jefferson present the 8th Annual Music & Arts Business Conference on June 3-4, 2011 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando Florida.

This year, “A New Beginning” feature educational seminars, nightly musicals and showcases featuring national recording artists and unsigned, up & coming artists.

Seminar topics include: Breaking into the Business, Landing the Deal, Marketing & Promotions, Presentation is a MUST, Radio Marketing, Ministry & what it really means, Royalties, Copyrights/Trademarks, Distribution and more.

Performers and Speakers include: Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Luther Barnes, Alvin Darling, Bishop Sam Williams, The Mime Boyz, Pastor JL Miles, Pastor Rozella Brown, Pastor Helen Miller, Queenie, Derek Smith, St. John Male Chorus and more.

Registration Information

Conference Seminars & Nightly Musicals:
Adults – $50, Youth (13-18) – $25
Seminars only: $50
Musicals only: $20
Showcase: $100 (unsigned artists only)
Vendors – $100 (2 days)

Hotel Information

Doubletree Hotel Downtown Orlando (formerly Sonesta Hotel)
60 South Ivanhoe BlvdOrlando, FL 32804
1-800-766-3782 or (407) 425-4455
Group Code: 8th Annual Music & Arts Business Conference

Looking For A Home? Open House Saturday, June 4 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm

LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION!!!! Are you looking for a home? Do you know anyone looking for a home? Well the search is over!! This 4bedroom 2.5 home, 2 car garage in Upscale Waters Edge subdivision is priced to sell. Financing available. Ask me about closing cost assistance too!!


Stone Mountain, GA