I’m Jasmine Jackson but in the art world I’m Jasmine Paints. I’m a 26 year old full time visual artist/ creative located in Central Florida. I’m just a girl trying to make it in this world of art. I never thought I’d be a painter but I always knew I enjoyed creating. As a kid I watched a lot of shows like While You Were Out, and Trading Spaces, so I was always into interior decoration. My parents used to let me paint on my bedroom walls but I didn’t pick a canvas up until 2014. Now I paint on a little bit of everything.
In 2014 I moved into my first apartment and I really wanted to decorate but I didn’t want to spend hours shopping for home décor. I also wanted my apartment to be more personalized. I wanted friends to come and KNOW they were in MY apartment. I decided to fill my walls up with my own art and when I had friends over they would all be in awe of my work. They would all tell me “Jas, you should sell some of these! People would definitely buy your art!” At first I was hesitant and pushed the idea aside but I eventually started to sell them in 2015.
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Morgan Roof, Mail Bombings, Male Escort Exposes the Vatican, Marielle Franco is Assassinated, and The Rickey Show Is Canceled
This episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series host Joseph Ward and Patrick Irvine was joined by Tammie from the Tea Time Black Women Talk podcast. The three discussed Morgan Roof the sister of Dylan Roof because she brought drugs and weapons to a school walk-out, the multiple mail box bombings targeting black and brown people in Austin, Texas, The Rickey Smiley Show was canceled because of a joke gone wrong, a male escort exposes the down low lifestyles of priest in the Vatican, and black Brazilian activist Marielle Franco was assassinated last week because she stood up for the poor. Tune in to join our conversation.
My name is Ericka Cromartie, I am the head Girls’ Basketball Coach at FAMU DRS. My job is geared to teach the young ladies at FAMU DRS, basketball skills, life skills, and to give them exposure to the game of basketball.
I am a former baby rattler, and I have the opportunity to teach Physical Education and coach high school girls’ basketball at my alma mater. I graduated from FAMU DRS in 2001, and after graduation I attended Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama where I played basketball for four years. Upon graduating from Miles College, I returned to the state of Florida to attend The Florida State University where I received a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. I also received a Master’s Degree in Sport Management at the Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. Furthermore, I began teaching and coaching basketball in 2008, while I was working at Crossroad Academy Charter School in Quincy Florida.
In 2014-15, I began coaching basketball at FAMU DRS, where my team won the 2A State Championship. At this time, I was voted “2A Coach of the Year.” By 2015-16, my team won back to back State Championships, and I was voted “2A Coach of the Year” again. Finally, I truly thank GOD for giving me the opportunity and the will to teach and coach students to become the best they can possibly be. In 2017 Ericka Cromartie led her team back to the state championship for the third time, becoming the first team of any sport in Tallahassee, FL to win three championships in a row. Coach Cromartie was also named the 3A Women's Basketball Coach of the Year; this makes her third coach of the year award in a row.
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A CDC Doctor Is Missing, The Gun Control Debate, The Dow Jones v. Trumps Tarrifs, and Should We Really Vote Oprah for President?
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series we take a look into the case of the missing CDC doctor in Atlanta, GA, and the accuracy of the information surrounding the case. Weeks after the latest school shooting in Florida there were two gun incidents on school grounds in Florida and Georgia; will sound gun control laws ever be made, and what is causing these men to conduct these mass shootings? We discuss the recent plummeting of the Dow Jones due to the tariffs Donald Trump has places on the steel and aluminum industries. Our final topic was about Oprah Winfrey and would she be the president America needs, and the president black America has been waiting for? Tune in to hear what we think!!!
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