The District Channel
By The District Channel
The District ChannelFeb 05, 2020
Celebrate Earth Day with National Geographic Explorer, Gabrielle Corradino
#earthday #plankton #natgeo #educational #education
The Art of Photography ft. Nayssa Ines, Founder of 40TWENTYSIX
Nayssa Ines is a portrait photographer based out of the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Nayssa specializes in documenting love and passion. Her portfolio ranges from families to artists/models, and to businesses owners. Nayssa founded "40TWENTYSIX Photography" in 2019 but has been doing photography for over 10 years. Her team consists of just herself but has occasional help from her partner and daughter.
#creatives/artist #creatives #artists
www.40twentysix.com | Instagram, Facebook: @40TWENTYSIX
How to Glow Up ft. Tanning with Jenny
Jennifer Flores (Hernandez), owner/operator of Tanning with Jenny and Sunless Supply.
Tanning with Jenny is a private custom airbrush studio (spray tans) with the added benefit of on site, mobile, appointments meaning Jenny comes to your house, office, hotel etc. She also offers lash extensions and will be adding teeth whitening and other services very soon. The studio is now located in College Park, MD but services all of DC, NoVa and many parts of MD.
Sunless Supply is an online supply store for other airbrush tanning artists.
IG + FB: @tanningwithjenny/@sunlesssupply
Authenticity on Social Media ft. Content Creator Vanesa Chavez
By definition, authenticity is being real, or genuine. Even though everyone plays the whole keeping-up-appearances game on social media, authenticity comes naturally to a lot of people on their personal profiles—that is exactly what Vanesa Chavez does. Vanesa talks about how to keep it real on social media and shares her wisdom on how to create content that lines up with who you are.
#business #education #business/education
Vilma Parrilla, Founder of Beautiful Warrior Ministry and Vilms Films
Vilma Parrilla, a 27 years old, lover of Jesus, and Wife to the love of her life, Jonathan Parrilla.
Vilma is the Founder and Owner of both, Beautiful Warrior Ministry/ Podcast and Vilms Films (Photography Business). She is also a Certified Interpreter and an Educator in Prince George's County.
Check her out:
BEAUTIFUL WARRIOR PODCAST
Welcome to Womanhood: Valiant, Insecurities, Success & More
March is Women's History Month--an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The District Channel's Yeny and Jahnae discuss their journey of womanhood, insecurities, successes, and much more. What woman or women inspire you? This month we will bring you interviews of local women who are killing it--and hope to inspire you with their story.
IG & FB: @thedistrictchannel
Black History Month
Black History Month is celebrated every February. From a celebration of black culture to black excellence and the continuing fight for social justice, we all have different views of BHM. Join us as we discuss our points of view and we ask you to join us on the conversation on our page, what is your view on black history month?
Your Circumstances & Overcoming Them
We have to admit sometimes we don't go through the greatest circumstances, COVID-19 is a great example of this. Sometimes all our efforts seem to run dry and we lose hope. In those moments are when we become our greatest and we adapt to overcome whatever our circumstances or challenges are. Join us as we discuss ways to overcome those dark days and see the other side.
What is your Vision for 2021?
At the start of the year we like to ask, what is your vision for the year? Maybe you have goals for this year, or 5 years ahead. Let us know what your vision is on our Instagram @thedistrictchannel
What defines a friendship?
Ahh Friends, no not the 90's show, we mean like your actual friends. But what defines a friend? To everyone the definition of a friend can be very different and very drastic. To kick off our new season and new year we dive deep into what a "friend" means to us, so tell us what defines a friendship?
Oh 2020, what a year it has been. From a worldwide pandemic to losing loved ones, from marches and protests for social injustice, 2020 was a hectic year. In the midst of all that though many found ways to deal with it all or to stay positive and hopeful for all of humanity. Join us as we reflect on how 2020 was for us.
From One Story to the Next with Elizabeth Espinal
Elizabeth Espinal is an acclaimed author of 2 novels: Entre Dos Reyes (Between two Kings) and the most recent, Arome, the first book of an upcoming series. Elizabeth is an Advertising and Marketing Professional who gained multiple international creativity awards while working as a Creative Director in ad agencies in the Dominican Republic and the USA. After moving to America, Elizabeth was diagnosed with Lupus, and by 2010 she started writing her first novel as a way to cope with isolation while undergoing a severe treatment. That's how the Spanish version of Entre Dos Reyes was released in 2011 and praised by readers. The captivating novel tells of a story between a divorced immigrant mother who's facing many challenges, and a successful American man, who's lives and characters collide. The drama combines family issues, immigration challenges, temptations, betrayals, and strong faith values, to tell a story that, once hooked, will cost several sleepless nights to finish. Elizabeth works both as an author and as CEO of her own Digital Marketing Business. This multitasker mother of two artists has involved her own daughter as the graphic designer for the Arome series, and her musician son, to create an original soundtrack for the soon to be released audiobook version of Arome. As a Christian, Elizabeth is always grateful to GOD for every day of life, which she embraces as a gift from heaven. Elizabeth defines herself as a "Romantic, that likes to share good stories and strong values of resilience with all readers."
Personal Facebook https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.espinal7/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Elizabeth.Espinal.Marketing
Link to Amazon for the books
Fibs and Fables with Shakita Tucker
Shakita Tucker, founder and creator of the Washington, D.C.-based hair accessory line, Fibs and Fables.
When it comes to embracing inclusivity and the power of women, one thing comes to mind = hair. For Shakita Tucker, Fibs and Fables is more than just turning heads with its glamorous lineup of hair clips and gilded headbands. Shakita, a former art history college dropout, now full-time entrepreneur, says her business idea stems from the natural hair movement, hoping to reinvigorate how Black women can find beauty in their hair — no matter how curly, textured or “ugly” our society depicts it to be.
The trendy statement-driven accessory brand recently unveiled its second collection since its inception in 2019. The emerging statement-driven brand is inspired by mythology, fables and folklore – each piece emanating and evoking the story of the untold, or a powerful woman like their popular collection here.
Kombucha & Tea with Sergio Malarin
Ever had kombucha? Or Yerba Mate Tea? No? Well get ready to try some especially some Wild Kombucha & Icaro Tea. Yes, more specifically from Mobtown Fermentation. In comes Sergio Malarin. Meet Sergio, the co-founder of Mobtown Fermentation. Mobtown Fermentation is a cause-driven beverage company located in Baltimore, MD where they make Wild Kombucha and Icaro Tea. Website: www.mobtownfermentation.com Facebook: WILD Kombucha Instagram: wild_kombucha www.icarotea.com / Facebook: Icaro Tea / Instagram: icarotea
Venture into Healthtech with Laura Gomez Cadena
Laura, a native Colombian, is a current MBA and MS in Information Systems Candidate at the Robert H. Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland. She has a double major in Economics and International Affairs with a concentration in Latin America from The George Washington University. Before attending graduate school, Laura worked at the World Bank Group in the IFC's Corporate Information and Technology department. During her first year at UMD, Laura started a healthtech venture, Viita, which aims to revolutionize the way that patients suffering from chronic disease navigate their patient journey through the use of artificial intelligence.
Equity in Dance Arts with Carla Camargo
Carla Camargo, originally from Mexico, is a dance professional, advocate and marketer, currently residing in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. Carla is currently the Marketing & Communications Manager at the Dance Institute of Washington, a nonprofit organization that increases inclusive and diverse representation at every level of the professional ballet and dance industries locally in DC, and through that exemplary effort, impacts racial and economic equity in dance nationally and globally. In her position, Carla leads the Marketing Department and ensures the organization's story is accurately told in order to gain the correct perception and support from different audiences.
Outside of DIW, Carla is a passionate dancer, dance instructor, coach and mentor. She enjoys teaching dance to all ages because she strongly believes in the positive impact dance arts can have in lives. Carla is also an activist for equality, underrepresented youth, and immigrant rights. As a Latina immigrant woman, she is extremely passionate about her work and all efforts leading to positive progress of the BIPOC community. Across all aspects of her life, Carla is an enthusiastic, open-minded, and determined individual that is always seeking learning opportunities and fulfilling life experiences.
Website and Handles:
Together We Learn with District Futbol Academy
District Futbol Academy is a youth soccer academy based in Silver Spring. Their academy was built on the pillars of unity, inclusiveness and respect. It is their hope to be an academy where soccer players from our community can grow on and off the field to be the best versions of themselves. At DFA, “We” always comes before “I”. They believe in mutual learning – coach to pupil – and back again. Together, We Learn. Juntos, Aprendemos.
Stay Golden with Emely Gutierrez
Saf + Aiden, an accessories brand by the fashionista Emely Gutierrez, showing her passion through handmade accessories and quality hand picked items. Bringing style to you one accessory at a time! Learn more about how Emely started her business while being a mother and soon-to-be wife in the midst of COVID. We hope you enjoy and make sure to support!
Business IG: @safandaiden
Personal IG: @patvixia
Give it Your All with Sisters Give
Sisters Give is composed of two sisters, Estefany Escoto and Jamaira Escoto who organize non-profit charity events to raise money for families in need. We sell food and in return, all proceeds go to various families who reach out to us.
Our social platforms are:
Instagram: @sistersgive_ (https://www.instagram.com/sistersgive_/)
Beauty From the Heart with Patricia Hernandez
Patricia Hernandez, is a makeup artist with over 7 years of experience specializing in bridal makeup. Learn more about how she went from working a regular 9-5 job to her starting her own beauty line, PatryyciahCosmetics, a vegan and cruelty free Latina owned beauty brand. Personal Instagram: @patryyciah Business Instagram: @patryyciahcosmetics Website: www.patryyciahcosmetics.com
Keeping it Natural with Nadia Constanza
Keeping it natural is always best, according to Nadia. Nadia Constanza is a 22 year old, proud Afro-Latina from Lanham, MD. She is a senior ECED/ SPED major at Bowie State. Apart from being a sister, friend, feminist, leader, and activist, she also is an entrepreneur. Nadia is the founder of Pelo Natural, a hair company that provides homemade hair masks using natural ingredients. These masks can be used to restore, hydrate, nourish and moisturize natural hair for both women and men. They are affordable, effective, and durable for all hair types. Masks are available for pick-up and delivery.
The Student Engagement Agent with Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd is a veteran educator and student engagement agent, sharing ways the community can help ensure youth are engaged this school year. Stephen Boyd has over 20 years of experience in the classroom and as an administrator. He’s documented what has worked and what hasn’t worked in the classroom to design professional development that addresses the needs of students no matter what they bring to the classroom. He meets students where they are and through humor and love, he’s discovered the secret sauce to increase engagement and lessen student boredom.
My Fight, My Future with Morelys Urbano
Moving to a new town is hard, now imagine moving to a new country? Thats a life changing experience. We appreciate our intern Morelys Urbano sharing her experiences of living in a new country and chasing her dreams. Morelys works with the "Mi Espacio" (My Space) program from Casa De Maryland, a Latino and immigration advocacy-and-assistance organization based in Maryland. Morely's is our intern helping in our marketing and community building. Tune in to hear about her experience and how she's playing a vital role in creating her own future but also creating the space for future Latinos and Ethnic Groups to fight for their dreams.
Meet The "Life of the Party" with Jay Simms
Combining both passions of planning events and helping others, Jay Simms founded J. Simms Events and J. Simms Public Relations + Marketing. Now, with over 10 years of professional event planning and communication experience, she's branched out to share her story of motherhood, entrepreneurship, and navigating corporate America while creating interactive experiences with other entrepreneurs and organizations. Her work has been featured on Fox 5 DC, Let's Talk Live DC, Wake Up Washington, Great Day Washington, and more! Check out more at https://www.jay-simms.com and https://www.jsimmsevents.com
Sprinkle Some Sugar with Raven Jenkins
Raven Jenkins is the founder of Sugar by Wallflower. From sweets to empowerment, Sugar by Wallflower has all you need to uplift your soul. Raven Jenkins is on a mission to empower her community and others by any means necessary. In these trying times this is what we need.
Have A Cup of La Coop with Juan Luis
Juan Luis Salazar Cano, Founder and CEO of the social enterprise La Coop Coffee Company, has deep roots in the Guatemalan Coffee Industry. An agronomist and the son of a coffee farmer from Union Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Juan Luis brought together a group of coffee farmers from his hometown in 2006 to form the Asociacion de Caficultores de Union Cantinil (Association of Coffee Growers of Union Cantinil or ASOCUC), with the goal of empowering farmers to earn a fair price for their specialty coffee.
Behind SFA: From Vision to Reality- Episode 2
We continue our series Behind SFA, where we will take you behind the scenes to one of the DMV's upcoming brands, Strength From Above. We sat down with founders Arvin Reyes and Ricky Garcia for Episode 2 on their rise to success.
Meet Your New Stylist: Lucy Bedewi
Hey everyone! What a crazy last few months it has been, but we hope you are all well! We wrapped up our last Season in sudden with COVID-19 changing things up but now we are launching Season 3! With that our first guest is an amazing stylist. Meet your new stylist, Lucy Bedewi. Lucy is a Personal Stylist, Copywriter, Blogger & Traveler. She founded Wanderlust Wardrobe with the inspiration to style others. Check out more about Lucy and her transition to styling people online. Instagram: lucy.bedewi www.wanderlustwardrobe.com/instagram
Behind SFA: From Vision to Reality
Our new series Behind SFA, will take you behind the scenes to one of the DMV's upcoming brands, Strength From Above. We sat down with founders Arvin Reyes and Ricky Garcia to know more about how Strength From Above came to be.
It's Change We Want & Need
Last week, legislation action was taken to invest into police trainings, banning chokeholds and a national system to track police misconduct. The voices on the street are not pushing for investment but for change, for a system to be redesigned. A system that was built on oppression is not a system we need in our country, in our community nor for our people. People are demanding change, they want it, not only that but black lives need this system and many others that fail them, to change.
It's Not A Debate, It's Taking A Stand
Protests after protests we see that Black Lives is turning into a debate. It shouldn't. We are talking about human beings just like you and me, why is this a debate? Join us as we discuss about the ongoing push to end racism, police brutality and the fight for justice. Send in your opinions to our social media: Instagram - @thedistrictchannel | Facebook- @thedistrictchannel
We Stand With You.
As a platform for the community we are here for the community. In these times of hurting we stand for Black Lives because they DO MATTER. As a team we will be releasing some episodes on the current climate in our nation and ways we can be the catalyst for change. Change starts with you, speak up, let your voice be heard, enough is enough, we. cannot stand on the sidelines watching our Black brothers and sisters and children suffer. Use your voice to push for change, it starts with you. #blacklivesmatter #enoughisenough
Vulnerability Is Power with Carolina Rodriguez
NOTE: Full Spanish Episode. Today we have Carolina Rodriguez, joining us. Carolina has a bachelor's degree in education, is a Life Coach, Family Counselor, and Associate Pastor of Casa Del Alfarero in Silver Spring, MD. She is also the founder of Shine, an annual women's conference in our area and one of the directors of the Save the Family Conference movement in Washington, D.C. She is currently developing a training for anxiety management and awareness. Tune in to hear more from her and get in contact. Instagram: @Carolinarodh. Facebook: Carolina Rodriguez Herreno.
Love For D.C. with Heather Leah
If there is someone who loves D.C. it's for sure, Heather. Heather Leah is a wanderlust-filled traveler, raised in New England, who has planted roots in Washington, DC. She loves to watch her breath move in and out of her body and she loves how her muscles feels when she stretches them. She loves to play with words and paint and friends and trees. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is her Bible. The question, "so, what do you do?" gives her constant pause. She is a published poet and children's book author, community organizer, and teacher. Founder of the WithLoveDC community, she has organized hundreds of free and donation-based yoga classes in the city, three local yoga festivals, and five Women of the Wild gatherings. Her favorite activity is exploring nature with her dog, Snoop. Her aim every day is to practice gratitude that she is awake, alive, and able to keep expanding.
Protect Your Investment with Tom Bassolino
Bass Patent Law, LLC is a patent law firm in Frederick, MD that specializes in a broad range of patent-related services across a variety of technology areas including mechanical, electrical, software, and designs. In particular, Bass Patent Law’s practice includes the drafting, filing, and prosecuting U.S., PCT, national stage, and international patent applications. Bass Patent Law’s founder, Tom Bassolino (UMD ’04), was an engineer before becoming a patent attorney, and he has worked in both large law firm (aka “biglaw”) and boutique law firm settings. Tom’s experience has taught him that the product/service is what matters to clients. As such, Bass Patent Law aims to provide polished, detailed (yet broadly claimed), and intelligent patent applications to advance clients’ intellectual property needs and to enhance this critical facet of their business.
Website -- https://www.basspatentlaw.com/
My LinkedIn -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-bassolino-469a959
Business LinkedIn -- https://www.linkedin.com/company/64521310
Twitter -- @BassPatent (https://twitter.com/BassPatent)
The Spirit Within You with Stacy Fuentes Perez
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me" - Psalms 51:10. This is the Bible verse that fuels WITHIN started by Stacy Fuentes Perez. A brand build on the foundation to remind everyone who they need to seek. Even this crazy times many people are turning to their faith, Stacy connected with us to give us more insight on how these moments are the most crucial moments to connect with God.
Get Business Booming with OVALZ
Ready to run your business better in 2020? Well let Albee and Marvin help you. They founded Ovalz, a web platform for retail business owners that answers inventory accuracy questions w/o the labor costs. They help you know what you have, how much to have and when to have it all-in-one place. Marvin has spent his professional career building software and consulting businesses to help save money, improve operations and grow revenue. Albee is a hybrid of technical and business mixed into a startup Exec w a strong focus on growth - both organizational and personal. Entrepreneur at heart and anything to help the underdog. Also, on the side, play the role of inspirational leader with people of disabilities ie anyone with the chronic, challenging condition as chronic nerve pain and multi-brain surgery survivor. For more info:
FOLLOW THEM on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/ovalz
LINKED HASHTAG #1MStrong → campaign to help strengthen 1 Small Businesses
Spreading Positivity with Dara & Dave Feldman
Dara is a passionate educator, speaker, coach and consultant. She is the author of The Heart of Education: Bringing Joy, Meaning and Purpose Back to Teaching and Learning and was honored as Disney's 2005 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year and Maryland's 2015 Mother of the Year. Dave is a social entrepreneur, community builder, thought leader and international speaker on a range of topics including sustainable communities, entrepreneurship and leadership development. Dave is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work as co-founder of Livability Project and founding director of Bethesda Green, a nationally recognized 'best practice' community hub and green business incubator designed to promote sustainable living practices, build a green economy and reduce our collective impact in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2019, Dara and Dave decided to launch Virtues Matter, working together full-time to positively changing as many lives as possible. There aim was to bring an entrepreneurial mindset to bringing others joy, meaning, and purpose.
Staying Motivated with Kassy Sunshine
DISCLAIMER: Due to the limitations we are relying on technology and not all the time it works out to our benefit. Our internet was not the greatest in this episode so please bear with us. We are always pushing to bring you quality audio, thank you for your patience. Today we talked to Kassy Sunshine and how she is staying motivated during these times. Kassy Sunshine is a certified Life Mastery Coach, Speaker and Trainer on a mission to create a generation of women never looking back on life with regret or wondering what if. With 3 coaching certifications, an MS degree, proven and reliable coaching programs, and years of experience helping millennial women transform their lives - Kassy is the coach that won't just talk to you about what you want, she will help you actually create it! Tune in more to hear from Kassy! Facebook Personal: www.facebook.com/kassysunshine Facebook Business: www.facebook.com/kassysunshinelifecoaching Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/seizeyourhappy Instagram: www.instagram.com/kassysunshine_lifecoach website www.kassysunshine.com
Ways to Self-Care with David Shar
Selfcare is so crucial right now with the worldwide pandemic and everyone on lockdown. These moments can stress and overload people, but how can you stay sane at these times? David Shar took the time to talk to us on ways to avoid burnout at home and in general. David is also to hearing from anyone during these times that need someone to talk to. Take a listen and reach out. We are here for you.
Be Glamorous with Milani and Kay
Hope everyone is staying safe, here at the District Channel we are keeping you all in prayers! Today we have a special duo in the likes of Milani founder of Makeup by Milani and Kay founder of Lashyou Studio. The duo have come together and right before the pandemic really hit hard they had just opened up their own space. We talk to them about dealing with the quarantine at home and how they are working to ensure they can get to officially open their business as soon as this is over. Tune in!
Quarantine 101 with Lulu
Hope you are all washing your hands, and getting ready for a new episode! Yes we have been practicing social distancing and today we bring you a special guest. Lulu herself is practicing social distancing and today we will talk about what you can do during these times at home and how you can reflect on your year so far.
Update of COVID-19 with The District channel
COVID-19 is upon us and we want to give you our updates and our stance on the whole situation. Tune in to hear what we have to say, also stay safe!
The Miracle Baby with Glenda Reyes
Miracles do happen, most of them surprise us too. For Glenda Reyes its been all but too real of a miracle. Wife of our very own Arvin Reyes, and Youth Pastor at Casa Del Alfarero, Glenda had her daughter Miabelle Reyes in the Summer 2019, it was at 6 months. As a premature baby Mia is a miracle from God in all that she has endured at such an early stage in her life, as for Glenda the experience has not been easy at all. Now, she is on a mission to help other mothers and encourage them that miracles are possible, that these experiences are tough but that they are not alone. Tune in to find out more about the Miracle Baby.
Giving Your Seoul Some Spice with Danielle Wilt
Hey everyone we hope you are all safe in these crazy times, we are keeping you all in mind and please take care of yourself! Stay Home so we can fight this off. To help you with being home we got episodes coming your way starting with Danielle Wilt, Vice President of SEOULSPICE a Korean barbecue fast-casual DC-based restaurant. Danielle joined the team in 2016, elevating the brand with sharp eyes on service and growth. She was quickly promoted to Vice President and personally oversaw the opening of the last two locations of SEOULSPICE. Her passion for excellent service and skill for streamlining operations has brought a polished dining experience to SEOULSPICE. Prior to her work in the restaurant world, Danielle had traversed a different path, tune in to find out on what!
Sister, Sister with Doris & Alice
On this episode, we brought back Doris Varillas but she is not alone, her sister Alice Perry founder of Modern Ester is joining her. Tune in to hear these powerful sisters share their story of faith, empowerment, and business. You don’t want to miss this special episode!
10 for TEN: Mike Luzio , founder of the LVE Group
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Mike Luzio, founder of the marketing team called the LVE Group and a Millionaire Motivator, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, and Investor, with 20+ years’ experience connecting people and companies to the right partnerships, strategies and opportunities that rapidly scale them into multi-million-dollar global brands.
10 for TEN: Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO of Luminary
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Cate Luzio. Cate is the Founder and CEO of Luminary based in NYC, it is more than a co-working space but also a community dedicated to women entrepreneurs.
10 for TEN: Scott Nash, Owner & Founder of MOM's Organic Market
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Scott Nash, Owner and Founder of MOM's Organic Market. Scott Nash started MOM’s at the age of 22 with an initial investment of $100 as a home delivery business out of his mom’s garage. On July 2nd 1987, MOM’s made its first sale delivering to a customer who lived in Rockville, MD. Today, after 3 decades, MOM’s has stores in four states and DC, employs 1,000+ people, and has created a culture centered on protecting and restoring the environment.
10 for TEN: Amy Eichorst, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations at UMD
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Amy Eichorst, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations at UMD.