As an aspiring artist, she'll be sharing her insight, videos and talents. Get to know the M Report's latest contributor, Iris Lacsamana, after the jump.
|"Can We Talk" will set the mood with tracks like "Birthday at Midnight" all the while keeping it fresh with "Get It Right". Finish the 11 song album with "Miss California" and press replay.|
|Washington’s newest attraction – the National Museum of African American History and Culture – welcomed its millionth visitor in February, not even six months after its official opening. For some of the young women from St. Joseph H.S., Downtown Brooklyn, the museum visit was their first experience outside of New York City and into a cultural exhibition of their African heritage. (Photo: Missy Enaje)|
"Everyone is craving quality relationships and everyone desires true love and happiness because that is what we were made for. However, most of our time is unfortunately spent filling our hearts and lives with things that we think will bring this to us (money, power, romantic relationships to name a few). However, a relationship with Jesus is the only way we will find what we desperately search for. No grade in school, athletic achievement, or compliment from a man has ever made me feel the joy and peace I feel before Jesus, and it never will."
The Community Cloth is a microenterprise initiative empowering refugee women in Houston. It targets economic, educational and social goals through the provision of seed grants, training, and peer support, and by expanding market opportunities for refugee women artisans. It supports them in creating and selling handmade, indigenous arts and crafts such as woven scarves, knitted scarves, household items, children's hats, and more. Through producing and selling their wares, the women have an opportunity to express their culture and heritage, learn new skills that will assist them in transitioning to life in the US, and obtain much-needed supplemental income. All of the proceeds go directly to the artisans and the program. Most of the women involved to date are mothers; some are widows or are the only working member of their families.