Posts tagged ‘Youtube’

July 11, 2012

Have you seen this child?

Missing Child From New Jersey: Ofir Ben-Haim

You see the words in commercials during Eyewitness News. You used to seem them on sides of milk cartons. But I’m willing to bet you will never see this child, because you aren’t paying attention. Rather than taking a few seconds to walk by the bulletin board while grocery shopping, you turn a blind eye to the issue. And that’s the problem with America. Nobody cares until they are the ones in trouble.

Imagine you are the mother of a precious baby girl. You place her basinet in the shopping cart while browsing the grocery store. After going through a few aisles, you finally find that brand of cereal that you have a coupon for. While bending over to pick up the box, you accidentally knock down more cereal boxes. Being the considerate shopper that you are, you quickly place your desired box in the cart, and then turn your back again to pick up the cereal boxes you knocked over. After cleaning up your mess, you stand up to check on your sleeping baby and continue your shopping. Except there is one problem. Your innocent child has been taken out of your cart in the few seconds you had your back turned. Suddenly, your jovial demeanor quickly turns to panic.

Regardless of how good a parent, sibling, or babysitter you are, a situation like this can happen to anyone. Yet, no one takes a moment to help out unless they know the child personally. Unfortunately, the handful of people they do know just doesn’t seem like it’s enough to scour the ends of the earth to find that missing child. In the back of their minds, they know the truth. “I never took the time to help find a missing child I didn’t know, so why would I expect other people to help me?” Of course, by the time they realize the error of their ways it’s too late. They are left to depend on the kindness of strangers that are few and far between to return the missing child to the home.

That problem must end now. Each and every time, I go grocery shopping, visit Wal-Mart, or find myself in the store with a Missing Kids board, I dedicate at least five minutes to reading the descriptions of the people on it. It may seem impossible, but I could be the one responsible for returning a child over to their parents. After all, impossible things happen everyday. Imagine how much sooner families can be reunited if everyone dedicated a few minutes of their day to paying attention to the missing kids alerts. In the event I do find myself in that situation one day, it will comfort my heart knowing that somewhere in the world, there are other people like me that care just as much as I do about looking at those Missing Kids bulletin boards and returning the child home as I do.

Join me and help bring kids back home:

1. Join the Poster Partners program

Sign up to get posters of missing children in your area emailed to you once a week. Print them out and display the posters around your community.

2. Stop and Look

Dedicate a few minutes of your shopping experience to looking at the bulletin of missing people around the country.

3. Watch videos on Youtube

Visit YouTube and spend a few minutes watching the videos of missing children on the Don’t You Forget About Me channel.

4. Encourage retailers

Talk to the managers at your favorite stores about dedicating a spot to displaying Missing Kids posters. (I’ve been trying to encourage WalMart of Old Bridge, NJ managers to move their Missing Kids bulletin to a more prominent location in the store. Right now, it is in the corner near the bathrooms and customer service.)

5. Get Amber Alerts

Sign up to get Amber Alerts sent to your cell phone.

Do you pay attention to the Missing Kid bulletin boards? What do you do to help return children to their families?

TERRIfic Quip:  I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody.

February 3, 2012

NYC Fashion Week Event: Texture on the Runway

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware curls have made a big comeback. Not only is wearing curly hair popular amongst students and business professionals, but it’s even making a big fashion statement. So it only makes sense that curls make its debut on the runway during Fashion Week! And that’s where Texture on the Runway comes in.

Exactly one week from today February 11th in NYC, a fashion show of curls hits the catwalk. Naturally Curly has teamed up with brands such as Hair Rules, Curls Unleashed, Matrix, Arrojo, Minardi Color and more to unleash the new era of styling wavy, curly and kinky hair. They’ll be showcasing textured hair styles with highlights, twists, braids and more.  Haircare guru, Taren Guy, of Youtube channel Taren916 will be co-hosting and making her debut on the catwalk as a model.

The best part is this event isn’t even exclusive to media professionals and Fashion week attendees. You’ll be able to follow along in real time via an online platform. Social media gurus and influencers will be tweeting pics, videos, and interviews throughout the event using the hashtag #texturerunway. Your’s truly will be one of them! Start following me on Twitter  from today as I’ll be tweeting news and updates leading up to the event. But the #texturerunway hashtag isn’t limited to social media gurus and influencers. Online viewers can be part of the fun too. Tweet questions and comments using the hashtag and your tweets may be seen on the big screen parallel to the runway. You don’t have to wait till February 11th to get in on the excitement. The hype starts now! Head on over to for blogs, news, videos, and tweets discussing the event. If already got two blog posts on the site too.

And don’t forget to follow these brands and social media influencers:

  • @NaturallyCurly
  • @MatrixFamily
  • @HairRules
  • @Curls_Unleashed
  • @Arrojo
  • @MinardiColor
  • @frizzfreeCURLS
  • @Taren916
  • @lovebrownsugar
  • @uneautrenaturelle
  • @blakizbeautyful
  • @naturalsblog
  • @curlymichelle