Coach Hood, a Philly Native, is using his passion for basketball and North Philadelphian grit to make a serious, positive, impact with the youth in Arizona.  Coach Hood was once considered high-level talent as a high school basketball player in Philly, who was not only friends but teammates with the Legendary Kobe Bryant. He attributes a negative attitude in deferring his dream of becoming an NBA player. Coach Hood later played professional basketball abroad, as well as, helped mentor several players on their journey to the NBA and helped place numerous college athletes with professional teams overseas.

Here is Coach Hood with the late, great, Kobe Bryant. The two were best friends, and team mates in High School.

Today Coach Hood is not only a celebrated high School Coach but he is also the founder and head Coach of Team Rondae Hollis-Jefferson,  a AAU BASKETBALL CLUB based in the SOUTH PHOENIX COMMUNITY! He uses the life lessons he’s learned and his experiences to inspire and mentor his players.

The success of this basketball club is taking Arizona by storm! To date, it is the only program in AZ on the Prep Hoops Premier 32 Circuit- providing maximum exposure for local youths! Team Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Baskett Ball Club is also a flagship program of the Jr. NBA.

When asked about his success, coach hood simply states “Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger!”

Coach Hood goes on to say “As a Coach, it is my job to make sure the team wins on and off the court, in all areas of their lives.  Let’s face it, many of my players will not go to the NBA, but It is my goal that as many as possible at least go on to college and get an education. That’s why I’m happy to be on the Prep Hoops Premier 32 circuit, it will give my players a chance to be seen by top tier college coaches and increase their chances of not only going to college, but possibly receiving the much needed financial assistance required to pursue a higher education.”

 Listed below are just a couple of articles published about this North Philadelphian Native who has turned his passion into his legacy.

Erik Hood impacting lives of youth basketball players

TeamRHJ hoping to get Tucson’s best basketball players to stay in town


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The PS Conversation

The PS Conversation

The PS Conversation is a new IG Live Special that airs every Tuesday at 7pm EST only on IG live @comedianmalcolmhill !!

The Conversation is Hosted by Comedian Malcolm Hill @comedianmalcolmhill & PS PR Journalists, Kyle McIver @b_boy_scholar !

Comedian Malcolm Hill is The #1 Comedic Host in Philly and Co-Host of The Hill-Arious Show.

Kyle McIver is the head in-house journalist of the Exclusive ParadigmShift PR group.

THE CONVERSATION is presented by, that covers serious topics affecting our culture. The goal of the show is to impact positive Change through real and raw conversations with an injection of humor!

The Conversation – Change starts with the conversation, Let’s talk about it!!

To get notifications, suggest topics, or request to be on an upcoming show be sure to follow @comedianmalcolmhill on IG and online at


The word Mindset, in many different forms (i.e. wealth mindset, scarcity mindset) has been trending online for a while now.  We asked Dr. Roberta Hoskie AKA Ms. Millionaire Mindset, what defines the “Ms. Millionaire Mindset”?

Here is her response:

“The definition of the ‘Ms. Millionaire Mindset” is the established attitude of faith held by women that there is an abundance of wealth in all areas life; health, family, mental, spiritual, and financial; and showing gratitude for them all. The understanding that wealth is given by a higher power. It is the opposite of the poverty mindset.”

“Dr. Roberta Hoskie goes on to say “You see life has its ebbs and flows, and let’s face it – many of us, including myself, have had to overcome some really serious struggles.  There are certain challenges that go along with being a black women in particular.  But those of us who have adopted, what I have coined the “Ms. Millionaire Mindset” understand that everything, the ups and down are all working toward our good.”

Dr. Roberta Hoskie is a Real Estate Mogul and the founder of the Ms. Millionaire Mindset Sisterhood. To learn more about the Ms. Millionaire Mindset Sisterhood visit

Chef Reeky, The People’s Chef, is recognized by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his vegan mac and cheese – The Article is Entitled – Where to get Vegan Mac and Cheese in Philly!!! Check it Out!!

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Black Parade – Queens recognize Queens

On Juneteenth The Queen, Beyoncé, dropped the single “Black Parade”. Juneteenth which is celebrated annually on June 19th, is the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

How appropriate is it that Juneteenth would be recognized & celebrated now, at a time when A NEW AMERICA IS BEING BIRTHED, EMANCIPATED IF YOU WILL.  Yassssss!!  A “woke” America!!! An America that truly respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity!! An America that demands Justice for All!! An America that as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in his last public speech, “….will live the true meaning of the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.”

As I listened to Black Parade I started to dance and tear up at the same time.  Black Parade will go down in history as the song that was the soundtrack to the birth of this “New America” that is in labor and delivery right now. This is why we love Beyoncé, this is why she is all of our Queen.

 And Queens recognize Queens.

In Black Parade Beyoncé references the Leader of the movement that is birthing this New America, this New World………….Queen Tamika D. Mallory!!! She says “Need another march, lemme call Tamika”! Tamika embodies the spirit of Malcolm & Martin. In my opinion, she has come to finish what Iconic Activist like Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin L. King Jr. & Malcolm X gave their lives to realize…..Equality & Justice for all, period! No negations………..because #blacklivesmatter to!!

I want to take this time to thank everyone who is marching and demanding Justice. It’s because of all of you that we will realize A brand new, better America/ World!!!  Change only comes when people become uncomfortable. A beautiful baby is born, only after a mother has gone through the miserable pain of child birth. And that is what America/the world is experiencing right now, labor pains. But because of you, A beautiful new world will be born.  Thank you.

Thank you Queen Tamika D. Mallory…….You are Changing the World!

Thank you Beyoncé, you have always used your gift of music and platform to inspire women and push the culture forward. Your music is your movement!!!

And thank you Tina Lawson , Queens Recognize Queens and Queen raise Queens!!!

Black Parade Download it now! on Tidal!!! Yassss!!!

Follow Tamika D. Mallory on FB, IG, & Twitter @TamikaDMallory

Breaking Curses, Creating Blessings

By Kyle McIver

Extraordinary!!! I loved the transparency and the endurance that it took to overcome every obstacle to achieve her overall purpose. I will forever use this manuscript to remind me that I can be all that I am destined to be no matter what comes my way. Thank you Dr. Roberta Hoskie for your life.”

-Sharon McClain

The reviews are in and it’s official: Poverty Curse Broken – The Roberta Hoskie Story is a huge success!!!

In this riveting memoir, Roberta wants the reader to understand that “Nothing is Impossible.” It is her mantra and  way of thinking that she wants those reading her book, Poverty Curse Broken: The Roberta Hoskie Story, to adopt and apply to their lives.

Beginning Tuesday 6/23, continuing Thursday 6/25, and concluding Saturday 6/27 Dr. Roberta will lead an intimate discussion speaking about her POWERFUL life story, her life’s work and first publication hailed as “a powerful and life changing read.”

It is Roberta’s mission to use this free online event to empower listeners with the knowledge & tools needed to break the “Poverty Curse”.

“If my story can help inspire and have someone believe IT is possible, whatever IT is, then, to me, that’s fulfilling,” she explained in a recent interview about her book. Dr. Hoskie’s revelatory first publication seeks to show readers how anyone can rise above circumstance to achieve greatness.

Mission accomplished!! The reviews are in and readers have expressed how powerful and life-changing Roberta’s story has been in their lives. The book has truly proven to be a game changer.

Known worldwide as “Ms. Millionaire Mind$et”, Roberta is a real estate investor, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and community activist. Her many accolades and accomplishments include numerous awards from hometown organizations such as New Haven, Connecticut’s Chamber of Commerce, African American Affairs Commission, the New Haven Register and many others. She has also been the subject of numerous news segments both locally, nationally, and even internationally. Dr.. Roberta has also hosted radio programs to teach others how to break what she’s dubbed the “Poverty Curse” and the mindset that holds too many from reaching their full potential. It isn‘t a struggle she studied in in Sociology 101, but lived like millions of others. 

Poverty Curse Broken, details Dr. Hoskie’s journey from bullets whizzing through her project window while her son slept, to working up to a 6-figure salary, to becoming independently wealthy through real estate investment. 

In ‘Poverty Curse Broken’ Roberta recalls standing in church, holding her son in the prayer line her mother encouraged her to jump in, and remembers the pastor pointing to her young son saying: “Look at your son. His life is directly linked to yours…directly linked to what you do.” He laid hands on her and she passed out. That was one of several turning points in her life discussed in the deeply personal memoir.

It was enough to make this single mother on welfare who dropped out of high school ask: ‘What is MY life?’” She looked at her condition and recognized she was surrounded by generational poverty and questioned what his future would be.  She thought about the statistics surrounding black men, her son’s father’s drug dealing, being a high school dropout, and having 22 family members in the same housing projects. ”What do I have to offer this kid?” Hoskie asked herself.

She changed her mindset to think about what future she wanted for her son & family. “It’s a matter of believing that it’s possible. The minute you believe it’s possible and don’t give yourself a Plan B, then only A can happen. My plan A was that my son will not have generational poverty, be a drug dealer, or be lost to these streets,” she explained. Hoskie focused her energies and worked hard to break the curse of poverty and the mindset that enabled it. The road ahead wasn’t going to be easy; but for Hoskie, the road behind lead nowhere.

Exposing her traumas and her impoverished beginnings was as deeply personal as it gets. Talking about physical and sexual abuse, being poor, uneducated, and a teen mother & dropout wasn’t easy. Her tears stained the pages of her notes recalling the many struggles she had experienced in her young life. But while she was the subject of numerous stories in print, television, radio, and podcasts, she felt HER story had yet to really be told. So five years ago she began writing companion journal entries to accompany her 21-day Ms. Millionaire Mind$et cards. Initially avoiding the prospect of sharing the deeply personal pain of her experiences, she found she couldn’t help but interject her own life experiences.

At times the writing process stagnated – even for a woman who teaches others that procrastination is the enemy of progress. “I was beating myself up for procrastination,” she recalled, “My son said: ‘Mom, maybe the part that you need in the book hasn’t happened, yet…” Then Hoskie’s Facebook Live post, meant to show that there are good, honest people, went viral. She’d lost a $10,000 check getting out of her car. A man named Elmer Alvarez found the check and called her office to return it. What Hoskie didn’t know was that Alvarez was homeless. Posting the meeting on Facebook took a local story international and would change both of their lives.  And despite this chance happening, Roberta does not actually believe in chance or coincidence in favor of divine intervention – that things happen when they happen for a reason. Submitting to a higher power and putting oneself in position for those blessings is key.

Helping the homeless Good Samaritan, Alvarez was relatively easy for Roberta. Elmer Alvarez now has a home, car, attends church regularly, and is on a path to becoming a pastor. However, it showed her the potential to change someone else’s life in a really substantial way. And with that, became the thing that her book needed. She went back through her emotional journey of drudging up the past, as painful as it was, Hoskie knew it would help someone.

Newly inspired, she returned to writing – sometimes typing on tear-stained keys. But her desire to share her story took over despite the pain of digging up the past, and potentially angering family members.  “I can’t be selfish…That’s why I was very transparent. There are plenty of people that have been in abusive situations, and couldn’t come out, or let the past haunt them…The things I put out there are the things your momma tells you never to discuss in public,” Hoskie explained, referring to a chapter in the book called “Shush, Don’t Tell Nobody.”

Yes, it gets that real.

And while some may look at this book as the culmination of the journey, Dr. Hoskie sees much more down the road and a part of a larger process to help people become the best versions of themselves – finding their own personal success and freedom from the curse gripping millions around the country and world.

Register online to see what CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC and others are calling “an amazing story of how perseverance, bravery, resiliency, and faith in God can take you beyond places you dreamed.”

Online Event admission is free. But space is limited.  Dates: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Thurs. June 25, & Sat. June 26 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM est Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

For more information & to sign up:

 To order a copy of the book, visit:

Here’s what readers have said about Dr. Hoskie’s inspiring memoir:

Powerful read that will leave you inspired and hopeful. This book is very real, honest and relatable. As I read this book I was able to relate to many of Roberta’s life experiences as my own experiences…Reading her life story gave me hope that if she can break the poverty curse so can I. And so can everyone else who reads this book. It is possible.”


A must read!  The book is amazing, a blueprint for breaking the curse of poverty in our lives. I loved how Roberta’s story allowed us to meet her prior to her massive success, showing us that all things are possible with God. That He knows our end at our beginning and what and who we are to be, if we trust him manifestation will occur.”

– Cynthia Harrison

Powerful!!!  Captivating and inspiring!!! A must read!!!”

– Amazon Customer

Hope exemplified!…This is a book that will transform the world!”

– Leshonda Campfield

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Nooooo Not Nip!!!!!! Noooooooooo!!!! NIPSEY HUSSLE DEAD AT 33

What have we come to when someone seeks out and murder a man who was such a positive force in his community?  I don’t know the details behind this murder, but I equate it with the likes of murdering Malcolm X and Tupac. Both men from the streets, not perfect…….had a past……..but who they were to their people: Unapologetically black, influential, Leaders who used their powerful platforms to uplift and aggressively promote positive change the culture. ………#HUSTLEANDMOTIVATE.

I’m tired of saying RIP to our leaders, our beloved entertainers, and our people. I’m tired…….this has to stop!! How does it stop!……………..We have to stop becoming immune to murder – just because it happens often, does not mean it is normal or rational behavior. In fact its insanity!! We have to start pushing love and hope like Nino Brown pushed dope!! We have to…… hearts kill with no remorse………Haters we call them…….People who hate themselves…….We have to break the curse of self-hate, period……. ‘The Willie Lynch  Syndrome’ is alive and well anywhere you have active gang culture among people of color……….we have created our own holocaust…..and the blood is on all our hands.

My condolences to the families who lost a loved one in the shooting. My condolences to the culture, because we lost a “real one” in Nipsty Hussle.

Fifteen benefits of drinking water

By James McIntosh

Reblogged from :

Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being, but many people do not consume enough fluids each day.

Around 60 percent of the body is made up of water, and around 71 percent of the planet’s surface is covered by water.

Perhaps it is the ubiquitous nature of water that means drinking enough each day is not at the top of many people’s lists of priorities.Fast facts on drinking water

  • Adult humans are 60 percent water, and our blood is 90 percent water.
  • There is no universally agreed quantity of water that must be consumed daily.
  • Water is essential for the kidneys and other bodily functions.
  • When dehydrated, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and wrinkling.
  • Drinking water instead of soda can help with weight loss.

Fifteen benefits of drinking water

Benefits of drinking water

Possible benefits of drinking water range from keeping the kidneys healthy to losing weight.

To function properly, all the cells and organs of the body need water.

Here are some reasons our body needs water:

1. It lubricates the joints

Cartilage, found in joints and the disks of the spine, contains around 80 percent water. Long-term dehydration can reduce the joints’ shock-absorbing ability, leading to joint pain.

2. It forms saliva and mucus

Saliva helps us digest our food and keeps the mouth, nose, and eyes moist. This prevents friction and damage. Drinking water also keeps the mouth clean. Consumed instead of sweetened beverages, it can also reduce tooth decay.

3. It delivers oxygen throughout the body

Blood is more than 90 percent water, and blood carries oxygen to different parts of the body.

4. It boosts skin health and beauty

With dehydration, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.

5. It cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues

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The Plan Worked!!! Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett in Chi-Town attack case!

According to the Chicago Tribune charges against Jussie Smollett the ‘Empire Star’ who faked a hate-crime attack on himself have been dropped.

Jussie still maintains that he is telling the truth.

Pardon my French, but YOOOOO Oh Boy is about the Blow UP!!! His plan worked!! It is alleged that he did this for more money and more fame. I say check mate! Jussie may be let go from Empire, but trust me this brother is about the get paid.

I for one am glad the charges were dropped. I mean… come on we talking Chi – town, how are you going to give someone that much time for a crime that really wasn’t committed when you have real murderers on the street.  The only person Jussie hurt was himself. Yes, I understand the real crime was trying to trick the justice system………but let’s be real, who isn’t?  I know, I know, I’m making light of it, but the truth is the only person this man hurt was himself and his reputation……………but only for the moment. 

At the end of the day……….this is a win – win situation for Jussie, he will get the help that he needs and he got the extra fame he was looking for. He will be either on Gail Kings or Oprah’s Couch. And he will be for sure on Ayana Vansant’s ‘Fix My Life’. Oooooohhhhh and she gone gettem………listen Jussie will give her the biggest ratings she has ever had.

After the drama, we will forget why he is so dang famous!! Jussie is handsome and gay in hollywood, please… he was never going to jail. The Gay community is strong and powerful……they were not playing them games.