November 24, 2021

If you and I had to sit in a room and you were the student and I was the teacher what would you like to learn from me?

Feed The Hungry

November 23, 2021

Giving back at the 6th Annual Isaiah Crowell Feed The Hungry Event.

Betty Boop

November 22, 2021

What happened to Betty Boop? She was all on a scrub but then found her way to a hustler.


November 22, 2021

Tell They They Hey Hey. They Don’t Know how good you are and They Don’t Know how great you are about to become.


November 17, 2021

What’s On Your Mind Wednesday? Too many of us say “No Cap” when we really need to “Know CAP (Consumer And Producer).” Are you just a Consumer where you spend money or are you also a Producer where you create products or services to get some opportunities to come back your way in return?

Bowtie Monday

November 15, 2021


November 12, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Family Friday. On this day in 2007 my Mother Barbara Ann Hayes was laid to rest.

Barbara Hayes passed away Nov. 6, 2007; she was beloved by many.

Her life began in Albany, Ga., on Jan. 13, 1935, the proud daughter of John Hayes and Katie Silas. Barbara moved to New York with relatives and graduated from White Plains High.

While in New York, Barbara met James Hayes and they had three children together, who are Larry, David and Derrick Hayes. The four grandchildren in Barbara’s life are Kali Hayes, David Hayes II, Alex Hayes and Amber Hayes.

Barbara was the oldest of 11 children. The brothers are Ralph (deceased), Lawrence (deceased), Perry (deceased), Eddie (deceased), George, Jackie and Curtis. The sisters are Yvonne, Freda and Eileen.

Mother Barbara was a true sports fan. She was a Cubs, Bulls and Bears fan to heart. Barbara once bowled over 200 as a competitive bowler. Barbara encouraged others to be the best that they could be and to work smarter and not harder.

Barbara Hayes has lived in Rantoul, for over 37 years and was a member of Bethel A.M.E. church in Champaign, where she served as an usher.

Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 12, at the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 401 E. Park Ave, Champaign. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul. Visitation hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove, Rantoul.

Everyone has asked “If I can do anything for you please let me know.” In the words of my mother she would say, “Write my children a check.”


November 11, 2021

Everyone deserves the gift of GAB (Georgia Alabama Braves).

Truth And Dare

November 11, 2021

Today is not Truth or Dare Thursday because it is Truth and Dare Thursday. Find your Truth and Dare to be great.


November 10, 2021

Giving a message to the BEST (Basketball Education Strategies Tools) After School Program.