Serena Williams Sure to Welcome the First Female Army Rangers into an Exclusive Club – #WUWECAST

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

This year is being billed as the “Summer of Women in Sports.” With the success of women’s soccer and breakout female coaches in the NBA and NFL, now we have the first female Army Rangers. As the U.S. Tennis Open is set to kick-off in NY, Serena Williams would welcome these women into an exclusive club.

Even before this tournament, Williams had already joined “Club10” of Least Expected, Well Respected where these female Rangers now belong. They’ve met the same high standards as men for rising higher and running things. As winners they know success comes with equal expectation but different sacrifice.

What 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest have done is big time stuff! Training Commander Sgt. Maj. Colin Boley was quoted in the Business Insider saying “I didn’t think that they would physically be able to bear the weight, and I thought they would quit or get hurt, and they have proved me wrong.”

Meanwhile for Williams it’s a chance to make history. She’s going after the Grand Slam of winning five major championships in a row. That hasn’t been done since Steffi Graf in 1988. Williams told CNN “I’ve faced a lot of adversities. I’ve learned that I have a tough mind and if I win I’m going to take a vacation.”

As if Williams isn’t busy enough, she’s also taking a pre-med college course. She wants to find medical options for her sister Venus who’s suffering from a rare condition. So whether people advance through Military School or Big Time University, it’s about making waves by moving closer to the top of their game.

Groove-Track: Mary J. Blige – “Just Fine” – https://youtu.be/G6ZjBPXSmnE

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

The year for “Summer of Women in Sports.” To be found in ESPN reports. Success seen in women’s soccer team win. Others on the rise so stick a pin. Female coaches in NBA and NFL ranks. First female Army Rangers working with tanks. Serena greets them in the club. As U.S. Open set to pack-in the pub.

Long ago Williams among least expected. Now becoming one of the well respected. Where the female Rangers now belong. Williams might breakout in Karaoke song. Same high standards met as men. Rising higher, running things, in “Club 10.” Equal expectation with a twist. From different sacrifice on the list.

What 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest have done. Is big time stuff as before them there’s none. Their Training Commander kinda heard saying. Maybe these ladies need a lot of praying. Didn’t think they had the chops to make it. Proven wrong ‘cause they had the guts to shake it.

For Williams it’s a go at history in the making. To rack-up a Grand Slam in winning. It takes five matches in a row. Hasn’t been done since ‘88 in the Steffi Graf show. Williams tells CNN she’s had her ups and down. A tough mind on adversities won’t make her frown. If she wins, time for vacation and to skip town.

As if she’s not busy already. Chick finds other ways to be steady. Taking to college-level pre-med study. To find medical options for her buddy. Sister Venus suffering rare condition. So Williams uses that for motivation. As people advance through life’s best shot. Making waves, moving closer to hitting the spot.

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Tip: Being best ‘among the boys’ is to be tough minded, not quit and thereby prove others wrong.

Talkback: How much do you agree with John McEnroe that Serena is the greatest tennis player ever?

Groove-Tracks: Beyonce – ‘Run the World’ – https://youtu.be/VBmMU_iwe6U

One Direction – ‘Drag Me Down’ – https://youtu.be/Jwgf3wmiA04

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

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Taraji P. Henson Tells Madison Avenue What Inspires Her Appeal as Empire Vixen – #WUWECAST

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

It’s a little over a month away but the buzz is growing. The #1 Hit Show on FOX last season is set to return on September 23rd. Fans are getting word that things are going to be even hotter on the show. So as a preview, Taraji P. Henson tells Harper’s Bazaar magazine what inspires her appeal as Empire Vixen.

Lifting her wig during a photo shoot, Henson is quoted in theGrio.com as saying “We are vulnerable every time we put our art out there. Underneath that hair is my soul, and it’s me, it’s mine.” She knows that the best spark for the workplace grind that’s good for hearts and minds is bringing the right spirit to the office.

She’s become a fashion trendsetter but her spirit and work style are shaped by those who’ve inspired her life. Her acting chops come from studying Bette Davis. Her ‘Cookie’ character is influenced by her late father while her wardrobe is a throwback to the ghetto-fabulous days of Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige.

In her Empire role she’s like a mentor to her sons in the music business after she spent time in prison. A blend of street smarts, work ethic and life skills is what she hopes they’ll take away from her on TV and in everyday life. She wants them to be ready for the ‘big time’ and to continue on a path of big dreams.

Henson’s appeal even before Empire seems to have a common thread. She brings a certain swizzle to the drama. For the cocktail hour swizzle is about an intoxicating mix. But for the workplace it’s in having an inventive quality that makes performance ‘sizzle with soul’ and might help explain why she’s so hot.

Groove-Track: Ledesi – “Higher Than This” – https://youtu.be/I4yva8U-78U

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Little over a month away. Fans can’t wait for FOX to press play. On their #1 Hit Show last season. Set to return Sept 23rd that’s the reason. Word is things going to be even hotter. Some feel that’s a no-brainer. Catch the preview that Taraji’s P. Henson’s fixin’. Tells Madison Avenue what inspires her Empire vixen.

Lifting wig during photo session. Ready to share a homespun lesson. Quoted online about putting her art out there. Being vulnerable every time everywhere. Beneath her hair are strands of soul. More to how she plays her role. Knowing best spark for the workplace grind. Is right spirit that’s good for hearts and minds.

Fashion trendsetter beyond the show. Spirit and work style she lets flow. Shaped by those who’ve inspired her life. From humble beginnings to Hollywood strife. Acting chops honed from Bette Davis days. ‘Cookie’ character like her father sure pays. Throwback to ghetto-fabulous outfits from disco phase.

Her Empire role seen as mentor. To sons who’re her life center. Helping them grow in the music game. After prison time for her, things not the same. Passing-on street smarts, work ethic and life skills. As takeaways from her past spills. So they’ll step-up from ‘big time university.’ With life dreams sitting pretty.

Before Empire her appeal has common thread. She brings swizzle to the drama instead. Knowing with the right spirit to cheer. Love will always be there. For cocktail hour swizzle is intoxicating mix. For work hour it’s about inventive tricks. That makes people ‘sizzle with soul.’ So they’re hot as the good times roll.

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Tip: Bring the right spirit to the office, let your work ‘sizzle with soul’ and that will explain why you’re hot!

Talkback: What spirit does Cookie bring to the party that’s good for more than a sip and a shot?

Groove-Tracks: Third World – ‘Love Will Always be There’ – https://youtu.be/7vF3Dy1LPxk


LunchMoney Lewis – ‘Bills’ – https://youtu.be/_IrQHeDcMi8

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Jon Stewart Changed the Game, But Usher and Alicia Keys Want to Change the Players – #WUWECAST

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

After 16 years hosting The Daily Show, Jon Stewart called it quits. He’s stepping away to do new things. On the flipside, Usher and Alicia Keys want folks to not quit. He’s focused on a lower dropout rate, while she’s on keeping it real. Stewart changed the game but Usher and Keys want to change the players.

The New York Times says Stewart’s legacy “Challenged journalism in the public arena for the responsibility of educating adult Americans on the truths of their day.” Usher tells the Huffington Post that for him it’s about inspiring kids to find their spark, be entrepreneurial and give back to their community.

Stewart did for his audience what Usher wants to do for students. Their message is about how to shuffle the deck of their talent and thinking. It’s about elevating their hustle by loving something with a sense of purpose. In so doing, both have increased their shine which is an important lesson for young and older.

They are among the winners and leaders who rock the house and climb the charts. Stewart’s show was a mix of comedy, politics and journalism. It was traditional news and contemporary views, sort of like how Usher and Keys’ music are a mix of old-school and new-school. Their success-combo is in yin and yang.

Usher plans to double the number of students in his “New Look” project until “We’re One World, Powered by Service.” In his parting words Stewart said “Chaos can’t sustain itself. It never could.”  In a way, they remind us that ‘upgrading you’ takes embracing service, ongoing learning and a passionate lifestyle.

Groove-Track: TLC – ‘Waterfalls’ – https://youtu.be/8WEtxJ4-sh4

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

After 15 years hosting Daily Show. Jon Stewart felt it was time to go. Calling it quits on the same night. As the GOP debate fight. While Usher and Keys put folks in the know. Saying don’t quit or hideout on the low. Want to lower the dropout rate. As Stewart changed the game, they’re changing young folks’ plate.

New York Times talks about Stewart’s stature. A legacy of challenging the journalism specter. Believes it should educate on truths of the day. Giving citizen-America picture of a better way. Usher tells media it’s about spark and entrepreneurial spirit. So that kids flex their mojo and come with it.

Jon did for fans and his market standing. What Usher and Keys want for talent and thinking. A message about how to shuffle the deck. And to raise the roof for the heck. Elevating hustle & flow to heights above. With a sense of purpose for something they love. More color like a butterfly and grace like a dove.

They who rock the house as winners. Those who climb the charts as leaders. Stewart’s show a comedy-politics mix. And a pinch of today’s journalistic fix. Dabbling in traditional news. Showcasing pundits and contemporary views. UsherKeys’ old-school/new-school sound. A ‘yin yang’ success-combo to be found.

Usher to double students in the group. Teaching them good stuff rich like chicken soup. His “New Look” project built to persist. With “We’re One World, Powered by Service” gist. Stewart signs-off doing what he should. Saying “Chaos can’t sustain itself, it never could.” Telling folks to ‘upgrade you’ even in the hood.

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Tip: Upgrading your skills, hustle and shine takes embracing service, learning and a passionate lifestyle.

Talkback: How has Jon Stewart’s take on politics impacted our culture?

Groove-Tracks: Alicia Keys – “28 Thousand Days” – https://youtu.be/Fslsxr-xknc

Beyonce ft Jay-Z – ‘Upgrade U’ – https://youtu.be/6nr8hPnZfMU

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Tom Cruise‘s ‘Mission Impossible’ Rollout Is a Masterpiece Work of Art – #WUWECAST

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

It’s no longer a matter of debate that Netflix is here to stay. The online movie outlet keeps raising the stakes in entertainment. Consumers are more open to new choices and stars to new paychecks. That might also be true for Tom Cruise. His ‘Mission Impossible’ rollout is a masterpiece work of art.

A movie review in The Atlantic says about Cruises’ stunts, “It may no longer constitute ‘acting,’ but the star’s physically demanding performance powers the latest installment of the spy franchise.” That’s like saying Cruise doesn’t leave home for work without his market edge seen as ‘genius in action.’

For almost 20 years this movie franchise has been breaking box office records. It’s a spinoff from the TV series back in the day. The current ‘Rogue Nation’ edition is described as “Better than Bourne, Better than Bond.” That’s how everyday genius at work gets described as “better than good, better than most.”

That’s special when co-workers see you the way Cruise’s co-stars see him. The movies are fun and exciting for viewing. They’re built around a producer’s vision, actor’s passion and plot-twist in mission to move our emotions. When that combo and Cruise’s genius go to work it raises the bar for everyone.

Cruise does his movies proud in the ‘before and after’ extras. That might mean getting fit for the part or leaving a piece of his heart with fans. He brings his brand of ‘crazy’ to the big screen in creating memorable scenes. So he keeps his market edge fresh and for the workplace that’s as good as it gets.

Groove-Track: Tom Tom Club – ‘Genius of Love’ – https://youtu.be/qPWRmw-YqGQ

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

No longer matter of debate. Netflix here to stay love it or hate. A movie outlet in online media. Raising its stake on Wikipedia. Where consumers embrace new choices. Stars new paychecks and fan voices. True for Tom Cruise and others in showbiz. His ‘Mission Impossible’ rollout a masterpiece wiz.

Movie review raves about his on-screen skills. Stunts so daring it’s like taking pills. Physically demanding performance from end to end. A flick that brings suspense around the bend. Cruise doesn’t leave home for work without packing. His market edge ‘genius in action’ not lacking.

Almost 20 years franchise pulls big box office dollars. It’s been watched by homies and hometown scholars. A spinoff from TV series back in the day. “Better than Bourne, Better than Bond” is what they say. How everyday genius gets described for folks. Whether in being a nerd or from telling jokes.

Special when co-workers see you rock swagger. Cruise’s co-stars treat him like a hot stepper. Fun movies for action-filled viewing. Seen in a producer’s inner vision flowing. Add-in actor’s passion and plot-twist mission. To the clips that moves our emotion. A combo for raising the bar in market promotion.

Makes movies proud through early phases. As seen in the ‘before and after’ stages. Might mean getting fit for a new part. Or leaving fans a piece of his heart. Bringing his brand of ‘crazy’ to big screen. Thrilling the crowd with memorable scenes. Market edge being on the ready. In workplace that’s good and steady.

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Tip: Your market edge in showbiz or the workplace is having your genius be good and steady.

Talkback: What’s so ‘crazy’ about ‘Mission Impossible’ and what’s so genius?

Groove-Tracks: Kanye West ft T-Pain – ‘Good Life’ – https://youtu.be/FEKEjpTzB0Q

Ini Kamoze – ‘Hot Stepper’ – https://youtu.be/15UffN8eilI

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST