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Couldn’t Keep It To Myself

Did you know that, not only am I a lifestyle blogger, savvy business owner and innovative digital marketer, more importantly, I’m the PROUD MOMMY of two beautiful daughters (ages 15 and 3).

Lord knows I could go on and on with many reasons I’m proud of my beautiful, smart, talented princesses. However, I will keep this post brief.

Guess what the exciting news is for the evening?

My 15-year-old, Tyra Simone, will be modeling designs at The Model Experience Summer Fashion Show on July 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. OMG!!!! I wish I could type in all CAPS to express my excitement.

The Model Experience Summer Fashion Show

LA CONVENTION CENTER

JULY 20

Hosted by Diandra Barnwell (So Cosmo on E! Network) and Dijon Talton (Never Heard on Netflix).

The Model Experience already has Actress Meagan Good as their ambassador, Fashion Model Rio Summers of America’s Next Top Model will be Tyra’s modeling coach during the workshop in the days leading up to the show.

This just in… Project Runway Designer Rik Villa will be showcasing his latest design collection at the summer show.

Earlier this year Tyra, began her relentless pursuit of being a super model. I’ve watched Tyra blossom in just a few months. Way to go, Tyra!

How to Support My Super Model Daughter?

If you would like more information on how you can follow and support my aspiring super model, please follow my Destiny Inspired Consulting business pages on Instagram Facebook and Twitter to stay connected and informed.

Family and friends, Tyra NEEDS your immediate help by purchasing tickets to the July 20, 2019 at 9pm show.

Tyra is determined reach her goal to sell at least 10 tickets.

Would you help Tyra reach her immediate ticket selling goal?

Summer Fashion Show Ticket Info

To support Tyra through ticket sales, please enter your contact information below on the contact form or CLICK HERE include ‘Model Tyra Moore with the show July 20. You will receive The Model Experience ticket link to purchase or the tickets will be delivered to your email.

select the number of tickets you will purchase

Select July 20 date time 9pm

CLICK HERE to be redirected to The Model Experience ticket link to our base a general admission or VIP show ticket.

Please remember to enter # of tickets, July 20 at 9pm, enter model Tyra Moore.

Entering model name Tyra Moore helps to track ticket sales.

To make a personal donation towards Tyra’s modeling journey, contact me at info@biancalatrice.com with subject support Super Model Tyra Simone’s modeling dreams.

Finally, I have a few questions.

  • Do you have experience as a model, designer, or a parent to one of those mentioned above???
  • What tips could you offer to Tyra or any aspiring model?
  • What, if any, experience do you have with The Model Experience based in Los Angeles?

Well, now that I’m beyond sleepy, I will end it here. Thanks for enduring my sleepy post.

Would you please join me in congratulating Tyra? Our youth need our support and guidance.

Thank you in advance for your support and BIG THANKS to The Model Experience for Tyra’s opportunity.

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One-on-One Interview with Celebrity Journalist Roland S. Martin – Is School Choice the Black Choice?

In case you missed it, on April 23, 2019, Celebrity Journalist Roland S. Martin was in Sacramento, CA for the Education Town Hall discussing “Is School Choice the Black Choice?” Check out my previous post, “An Education Town Hall With Roland Martin and Special Guests” for the media release and other details about the event. Moments before the Town Hall, I was given the opportunity to briefly sit with Roland to discuss where his passion for the topic began and to find out the message he wants to send through his School Choice Education Town Hall events.

While in the green room with Roland, his wife Jacquie Hood Martin, and public relations guru Brittany “Britt” Parmley waiting for my moment to chat with Roland, he was working on a PBS documentary. I can say he was multi-tasking and handling business leading up to the moment he walked out into the forum.

B. LaTrice: Good Evening, Roland. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you. My name is LaTrice and I am a blogger here in Sacramento. My business name and blog is Destiny Inspired Consulting. My blog is typically a lifestyle blog where I write about motivation, lifestyle, and “slice of life” topics. The data shows the majority of my blog followers are women between the ages of 25-44; most of those are mothers. So, about tonight’s [education forum] topic, [Is] School Choice is the Black Choice, what is the message you would want to express to followers of my blog?

Roland: The first thing is understanding is about education; this is about the future of their children. The problem is that you look at what is happening all across this country with black children in our school systems. I spent a lot of time deciding exactly what I want to focus on in terms of this choice movement. Look, I went to public schools my whole life in Houston [Texas], but I went to magnet schools when I was in elementary schools and magnet school is high school. So. having those magnet schools position me for what I am doing right now. I went to school for communications. So, what I am doing right now started when I was in the 9th grade. So, I’ve done this [advocating for education] for the past 36 years. So, being able to have that type of school is critically important. You look at the reading stats and math stats; the bottom line is black children are not getting the shot they deserve. So, why should we as African Americans, with our history, turn away from a system that allows us to be able to control our education? That’s what this [school choice] is about; this is about controlling education.

I go across this country. Black parents want success for their children. We did a poll a few years ago that we commissioned Cornell Belcher of Brilliant Corners Research (President Obama’s pollster). They went out and did research. More than 70% of black parents said they would send their kids to a charter school. More than 70% of black parents said they would actually use vouchers. What does that mean? That means black parents don’t have time for all the political drama and the back and forth. They want what’s best for their children. The problem is when we’ve had this conversation about control of charter schools, is that [the conversations] they are largely led by white people and has been a white people led movement. I’ve said to the movement, you cannot have a majority of kids in public schools today who are black and brown, but you don’t have black people and brown people who are leading these efforts.

So, what I’m trying to do is talk to black people and say no, we have an opportunity to control the education of our kids, control the curriculum and control the dollars being spent. This is not about tearing down traditional public schools; they can coexist. But, we can’t be in a situation where we somehow believe that we cannot participate in these systems.

B. LaTrice: How would you encourage someone to get on board with the [school choice] movement or a mother [parent] who would want to learn more about school choice?

Roland: The first thing is for these parents. Either you have children who are in school or you might be a homeowner who will be hiring people, so you need to be able to say is that you need to be able to hire the best and the brightest. So, I want them to first say is, how am I involved with it [the movement]? If you are unhappy with the education of your child. You need to be able to say I want to put my child in the best place. If you can’t afford to put your child[ren] in public school, then we need to be saying NO, we need to control the charter schools; we are going to run those charter schools and support black-run charter schools and I encourage that. I want our children to be in the best situation possible. I want more black charter schools, but I want successful charter schools. I don’t support the failure of traditional schools and I don’t support the failure of charter schools. I want us to say that we want high quality that is working for our children. That means those women and mothers should be saying is my school doing the job. What’s the grade? What’s the proficiency rate? How many of these kids are passing? Are these kids on grade-level? If their kids are in schools where 70 and 80 percent are not on grade level, I don’t want my kid in that school. That’s where we start.

B. LaTrice: Ok, so just continue to educate themselves [on the topic of school choice]?

Roland: Yes, and learn more about it and do not accept the status quo and not have people try to make them feel bad or saying you shouldn’t be doing this. Nonsense, they should be doing this.

B. LaTrice: Awesome. Thank you for your time.

Roland: Cool. I appreciate it. Thanks so much.

Roland has posted the live stream of the “Is School Choice the Black Choice” Sacramento Town Hall Event on his YouTube channel.

Big thanks to Margaret Fortune, President/CEO of Fortune Schools for making this event happen and the special guest panelists: Pastor Tecoy Porter – Sacramento Chapter President of National Action Network, Dr. Hazel Mahone – Professor at California State University Sacramento, Larry Lee – Publisher of the Sacramento Observer, and Romel Antoine – Director of Regulatory Affairs for California Charter Schools Association.

‘School Choice is the Black Choice’ is on tour to create dialogue, awareness, and to educate black families on public school options. See the Press Release document for more information about the Assembly Bills – AB 1505, AB 1506, and AB 1507 that will be discussed along with Senate Bill – SB 756.

For more information on the topic of School Choice as it relates to the black students, families, and communities, please reach out to the following:

School Choice is the Black Choice

Fortune Schools

National Action Network – Sacramento Chapter

California Charter Schools Association

Sacramento Observer

I want to hear from you on YOUR perspective, thoughts, and understanding of the topic of School Choice. Are you a parent, educator, student, grandparent, community leader, or citizen who has feedback on this topic? I’d love to hear from you. This is an opportunity and platform where you can peacefully and respectfully share your two cents. So, I encourage you to share your thoughts and to please SHARE and REPOST this blog to create more discussion and awareness of the topic.

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Men, we NEED you!

Oscar-nominated director and filmmaker John Singleton died this past Monday after having suffered a massive stroke on April 17, 2019. Gosh, darn it!!! Another loss of an influential black man. There are conversations surrounding the topic of ” high blood pressure -HBD or Hypertension- in African Americans [particulartly our black men – our brothas].

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Rest in Peace to Filmmaker John Singleton GettyImages

While scrolling through my Instagram , I came across a nbcnews.com article titled, “John Singleton’s family urges black men to get their blood pressure checked.” I didn’t realize John had been silently dealing with HBD. I know a little about HBD since I have a couple family members who deal with it. Well, after reading the article, maybe I do know more people, but maybe they, too, are dealing with it silently.

I realize that people have different reasons why they don’t go to the doctor, but the fact that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is quoted as saying, “African American men are at [the] greatest risk of having a stroke at a younger age.” Brothas, your families need you, your children need you, OUR community needs you to live a long, healthy and prosperous life. Men, we NEED you!!! So, please don’t put off going to the doctor for checkups and please take your prescribed medicines. With that said, I am a HUGE supporter of holistic and alternative medicines, so go have a consultation and checkups by a naturopath provider. Whatever you do, please TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH!!

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By the way, I feel inclined to mention that I am not placing any judgment on John because much of what has been reported about how he treated his HBD has been a bit of speculation combined with information shared by his family. I appreciate John’s family, in the midst of their grief, spreading awareness about the condition, also known as the “silent killer.”

I encourage EVERYONE, regardless of race, socio-economic background, or gender, to take care of yourself to the best of your ability; I am talking to myself as well. According to CDC, “High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States.”

Rest in peace John Singleton.

To learn more on the deadly impact of high blood pressure in African American men, please take a look at the CDC publication PDF (A Closer Look at African American Men and High Blood Pressure Control .

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The HUB Magazine spotlights “SuperModel Tyra Simone…”

Last Friday, my oldest daughter – Tyra Simone – was spotlighted in The Hub Magazine. Click the following link to view the entire article  https://issuu.com/thehubmag/docs/sac-hub-spring2019full-hiresfinal.

I was super excited when I was asked to share details about my big girl regarding her journey to the Sacramento Fashion Week Designer Showcase on March 8, 2019. 

Big thanks to Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson, and her HUB Magazine team for such a wonderful opportunity for Tyra to be spotlighted for her modeling. Be sure to check out The HUB Magazine, Spring Edition especially page 36 . wink wink

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Thank you stylist MarioB of MarioB Productions and Designer Zenzele Nuru for Tyra’s look at Sacramento Fashion Week Designer Showcase. 

Remember to click the link to check out the full article. Go Tyra!! Mommy is so proud of you. Please read the article and let me know your thoughts. 

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An Education Town Hall With Roland Martin and Special Guests

‘School Choice is the Black Choice’

Sacramento, CA. The Education Town Hall ‘School Choice is the Black Choice’ comes to Sacramento with Roland Martin and Special Guests. This FREE two-hour event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will take place TONIGHT Tuesday, April 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, 3996 14th Avenue, Sacramento, California.

Roland Martin, a renowned African-American journalist, will be joined tonight by special guest panelists: Pastor Tecoy Porter – Sacramento Chapter President of National Action Network, CEO Margaret Fortune – President/CEO of Fortune Schools, Dr. Hazel Mahone – Professor at California State University Sacramento, Larry Lee – Publisher of the Sacramento Observer, and Romel Antoine – Director of Regulatory Affairs for California Charter Schools Association along with parents and students.

The Town Hall will include a panel discussion with Roland Martin, African American civic and faith leaders, along with parents and students to discuss public school choice in the black communities. Topics will discuss the Senate Bill (SB) 756 that will be heard the California Senate Education Committee at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. So, tonight’s Town Hall comes at a critical time for charter public school families.

‘School Choice is the Black Choice’ is on tour to create dialogue, awareness, and to educate black families on public school options. See the Press Release document for more information about the Assembly Bills – AB 1505, AB 1506, and AB 1507 that will be discussed along with Senate Bill – SB 756.

For more information , email Shonda Moore, Director of Marketing & Communications at Fortune School of Education at: smoore@fortuneschool.us .