Enjoy the October Edition of Authors & Artists Magazine

Enjoy the last edition of Authors & Artists Magazine and get ready for the December 2014 Edition.http://http://issuu.com/smithpublish/docs/aam_10.1.14_wc_use_this_one/1


Azusa Family Gets Home Back After It Was Foreclosed On

This should be happening for more families…

CBS Los Angeles

AZUSA (CBSLA.com) — An Azusa family is very relieved after reaching an agreement with their mortgage lender, Fannie Mae.

Last week, the Coronels received a concession from the lender, allowing them to buy-back their foreclosed home for far less than the debt that went into default.

“For 25 years, this was my house and I got a lot of memories in here,” said Juana Coronel, the homeowner.

Juana and Jaime Coronel are now in their 60s and worked their entire lives to afford their 1,200 square-foot, single-story home.

But their American Dream went awry when they received a foreclosure notice from Fannie Mae in 2010 after they fell on hard times and missed payments.

The Coronels continued to rent the house.

But last November, they say the federal lender wanted to sell the home and began eviction proceedings.

“A lot of tears. I cry too much,” Juana Coronel said.


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Queen Latifah Show Cancelled

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Here is her post to herself and show staff:
Dear Dana,

Just a little note to say Thank You…

Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.

Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”!

Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.

You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show.

We truly changed people’s lives for the better.

So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store!

Lovingly, You!

P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.

Amazon’s Video Service Is Growing, But Netflix Is Still Killing It


Amazon’s huge investments in streaming programming seem to be paying off.

Amazon Prime Instant Video, the Netflix-like streaming video service that comes as part of Amazon’s $99 per year Prime loyalty program, continues to grow. Its share of Internet traffic being piped into homes during peak times — roughly 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — has more than doubled in the last 18 months, from 1.27 percent in March 2013 to 2.58 percent in September, according to a new report from Sandvine, a company that makes broadband network equipment and sells it to Internet providers.

Prime Instant Video is nowhere close to Netflix, which continues to account for more than one-third of traffic going to American and Canadian homes during peak evening hours. Yet Amazon’s growth suggests that the company’s increased spending on video and perhaps even its streaming hardware is bearing fruit.

The figures, which Sandvine releases in a report twice each year, offer a rare glimpse at how much people are watching Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services, which are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to viewership data.  Continue reading “Amazon’s Video Service Is Growing, But Netflix Is Still Killing It”

Free SAT Prep Workshop at Bethel AME Church in Los Angeles a Success!


Great FreeSATPREPWorkshop Saturday at Bethel AME Los Angeles Church!

Thanks to partners Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, Bethel AME Church Los Angeles, SPMG Media, Each One Teach One: Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success.

We are hosting smaller groups of 50 – 120 students. Book an event at your location and get your local students ready for College Success! Contact Dr. Hickey at chickey@e1t1.org

Free SAT Prep Workshop – http://www.freesatprepworkshop.com/

Each One Teach One – http://www.e1t1.org/

Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr. – http://smithpublish.populr.me/dr-chris-l-hickey-sr#.Uf5KqJK1GSo

Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center – http://www.wootencenter.org/

Bethel AME Church Los Angeles –

7900 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047


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SPMG Media: Today in History – 1973 President Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”

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On this day in 1973, in the midst of the Watergate scandal that eventually ended his presidency, President Richard Nixon tells a group of newspaper editors gathered at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, that he is “not a crook.”

Nixon made the now-famous declaration during a televised question-and-answer session with Associated Press editors. Nixon, who appeared “tense” to a New York Times reporter, was questioned about his role in the Watergate burglary scandal and efforts to cover up the fact that members of his re-election committee had funded the break-in. Nixon replied “people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook. I’ve earned everything I’ve got.” He did, however, admit that he was at fault for failing to supervise his campaign’s fund-raising activities.

At one point during the discussion, Nixon gave a morbid response to an unrelated question about why he chose not to fly with back-up to Air Force One when traveling, the usual security protocol for presidential flights. He told the crowd that by taking just one aircraft he was saving energy, money and possibly time spent in the impeachment process: “if this one [plane] goes down,” he said, “they don’t have to impeach [me].”

Nixon was trying to be funny, but in fact the scandal was taking a toll on his physical and mental health. In Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s book All the President’s Men, Nixon is described at this time as being “a prisoner in his own house—secretive, distrustful… combative, sleepless.” Nixon’s protestations of innocence with regard to the Watergate cover-up were eventually eroded by a relentless federal investigation.

Richard Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974.

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