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December 13, 2019
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4th House On The Hill

James Lipscomb

Hello Friends,

I am pleased to advise you that I have formed a publishing company, Fourth House On The Hill, LLC and published two books, I Got Shoes and Evergreen- Inspirational Words. These books are the first to be published with the net proceeds being donated to Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc., an orphanage and school Nancy and I co-founded with others to educate the poorest of the poor children in Hinche, Haiti.

I Got Shoes is a memoir of the first 25 years of my life with an homage to the African American people that resided in Coeymans, NY during the first half of the 20th century. I was born in the fourth house on the hill in Coeymans. Evergreen-Inspirational Words is a collection of thoughts that I have shared with people over the years focussed on living a better life in an egalitarian society. To gain the broadest possible exposure for the books and support for Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc., I ask that you share these publications with family and friends and on your social media outlets. Both of the books can be found on the following websites and media outlets:

I Got Shoes  

EVERGREEN – Inspirational Words : 

I'm Running For Congress

Archons,

Today I’m announcing that I will be running for Congress in 2020 to serve Arizona’s 6thCongressional District.

My life has been about giving back to my community, and now I want to direct my focus and energy to doing even more for Arizona in Congress.

I’ve been getting things done on education and economic development in Arizona for years, and those are two things not talked about in DC often enough.

Arizonans showed us in 2018 that they’re ready for a leader who reflects our changing population and values, and that’s why I believe I’m the right leader at the right time to represent this District.

As the leader of Back to School Clothing Drive, I’ve helped make a difference in the lives of more than 250,000 elementary public school children by supporting their basic needs to help them achieve success in school.

As a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and later the USAA leadership teams, I played a role in the USAA corporate announcement and expansion, one of the largest job creation projects in the past two decades. That project resulted in the creation of 3,000 jobs and the development of the one million plus square foot corporate campus in the northwest section of the district.

Growing up in an Air Force family, I traveled the world and lived in many different places throughout my youth. That experience allowed me to build a foundation in being able to relate to people from different backgrounds, and that’s what I think we need more of in our leadership today. I believe in doing what’s right above adhering to political ideology.

There is too much focus in Washington on fighting and not enough focus on results that improve local Arizona schools and expand opportunities for everyday people and those who have or want to start a small business. We need to replace the Washington inaction with some common sense and Arizona problem solving. The bottom line is we need a member of Congress who will tirelessly fight for the people of this district.

My campaign will focus on protecting Arizonan families’ ability to have a good life, fighting against policies designed to only benefit special interests, improving the education system and creating new pathways for people to enter the job market and the economy.

If you’re with me, please join my campaign today.

Sincerely,

Karl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karlgentlesforcongress

Twitter: @KarlGentles

Website: www.gentlesforcongress.com

Archon Holton "Now & Then" CD Released

Archon Holton has released a new music CD titled "Now & Then". It includes eight original compositions and two covers. The CD title contrasts Archon Holton's current music compositions (Now) with his early days (Then) as a musician in St. Louis, MO where he led a R&B/Funk band called Nightwind. 

The CD was recorded and produced at Snoring Dog Recording studio here in Phoenix, AZ.

You can download and/or stream the CD to your music library Spotify, Apple iTunes or Amazon.

You can also preview all 10 CD songs using the streaming player below.

Archon and Archousa Umphrey Scholarship Foundation

Gregory L. Umphrey

Archon and  Archousa  Umphrey have started a foundation to provide scholarships to medical students from African-American / Black, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds to cover the significant cost of attending medical school.  Today was the launch day of the foundation website and the start of something great for minorities in medicine.  Please support and support the  organization web site located here.

More about ElevateMeD:

ElevateMeD, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by a Board of Directors that was developed out of the need to elevate medicine to an ideal where the physician workforce racially and ethnically represents the community served.  The cost of medical education in the United States has become prohibitive, distracting bright students from seeking a career in medicine. Medical students from racial and ethnic backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine are facing unprecedented levels of indebtedness, stifling their future career choices.  The ElevateMeD Scholars program will provide significant financial assistance to medical students while providing them access to mentorship, leadership training, and financial management education. ElevateMeD Scholars will become the next generation of physician leaders, well poised to continue the cycle of philanthropy and dedication to community.  The first set of scholars will be selected in 2020.