Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 NCC (National Capital Cities) Pageant

Sunday evening, July 24, 2016, I attended the Ms. NCC (National Capital Cities) pageant held at The Rock.  Pageant founder, organizer, and promotor, Bruce Williams (aka Jalissa Andrea Michaels - The Patti Labelle of Arizona) was on site adding another successful pageant to her resume.  The evening was filled with some fierce contestants and a host of fabulous entertainers.

Stepping down from her reign as Ms Black NCC was Regina Gazelle (personal friend of The J Spot) and all around awesome individual.  The four contestants vying for a crown included BeyoncĂ© Black, Ki Ki Andrews, Shania Sky, and Demi LeRay. 

The contestants had to make their way through the standard items associated with pageants.  Sports wear, evening gown, talent competition and on-stage question.  These girls brought their A game.  They all wanted a title and they wanted it bad.  Hems were tucked, shoes were polished, and wigs were snatched to the Gods.

Many moons ago I was a title holder in the system.  I was Mr. Southern Regional 1998.  It is great to see that the system is still tack and is not slowing down.  Kudos to the new title holders, and thank you to the previous title holders who spectacularly represented during their reign.

Some pics of the event are available below.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Congratulations Karen and Treasure

I would like to extend the sincerest and most heartfelt congratulations to my friends Treasure and Karen.  Following some extensive work on self, preparation for career, and goal setting - Karen has now officially finished the Phoenix Women's Resource Center KickStart program.  And following months of coursework and research - Karen received a certificate for her accomplishments.

The evening was a celebration of women.  The president of the organization, Susan Burman, talked about the purpose of the organization and how it serves women by equipping them with the tools to be successful.   Women received their completion certificates for their completed works and several women received full ride scholarships for college. 

The keynote speaker was an individual by the name of Susan White.  She was the recipient of the ThriveOn! program certificate.  Susan came to the Women's Resource Center a victim of domestic abuse.  She was broken and she was uncertain about her future.  However, as she spoke tonight you could hear confidence in her voice and see resilience in her smile.

I was honored to be invited to the event.  The women were encouraged to bring their support circles to witness tonight's festivities.  It was a pleasure as I watched Treasure and Karen cross the room, shake hands with the program coordinator, and receive their respective certificates.  Looking at these two ladies I'm reminded that with the love of your partner, the support of family, and the encouragement of friends, you can accomplish anything.  Congrats and kudos.