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@LennyWilliams Joins Jeff Hodges media with your host JoJo

              Arguably one of R&B’s and Pop’s most influential men of soul, Lenny Williams is known all over the world for his mega hit “Cause I Love You”.  Lenny’s passionate vocal style has remained … Continue reading

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@UncleRUSH Russell Simmons Joins Jeff Hodges

  USA Today named Russell Simmons one of the top 25 most influential people of the past 25 years, and we get an exclusive discussing this recognition and his new venture All Def Digital an so much more.   Be … Continue reading

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From homeless to Harvard, Columbia, and Coker College students excel despite the odds

They are from three different cities, Cleveland, St. Louis and Atlanta. All are recent high school graduates, have been homeless and now each are heading to three different prestigious colleges. They are Young, Gifted & Black. Cleveland’s David Boone will … Continue reading

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@NarubiSelah Drops Jewels On @YMPmagazine w/@ICJUSTTheeVOICE

Spoken word Artist, Vocalist, Actress and Educator; born and raised in Trenton, NJ, this one-woman show has toured the globe recording and performing alongside such notables as the Poor Righteous Teachers, Lauryn Hill, Big Pun, Sista Soulja, Mos Def, and … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Celebrating Milestones @ympmagazine

A happy and successful journey or moment reached while traveling is best appreciated when one takes in the whole view traditionally speaking. A tradition could be the little moments you share with yourself or another to remember something you did … Continue reading

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@ParadiseGray Joins @ICJUSTTheeVOICE On @YMPmagazine

  Paradise Gray was raised in The South Bronx during the days of Reaganomics, the trickle down theory was in full effect. With live entertainment being financially inaccessible, the young people began to create their own forms of entertainment. Paradise … Continue reading

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A Powerful Message of Courage, Perseverance and Hope For Our #Youth

“Note to self: `The more you begin to fool yourself, you’re not fooling anyone else.’ I wish I understood why I chose to live the way I did. But, the best thing that comes to mind, I did what I … Continue reading

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Founder of YMPM Jeff Hodges joins MenThink

The founder of YMPM Jeff Hodges was a guest on “MenThink” with your host Taki S. Raton discussing Young Men’s Perspective Magazine, we set our sights on having that same type of impact as Essence magazine has on woman with … Continue reading

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Prison saved my life @ympmagazine

Transformation is possible for anyone! Who wants it!?  25 years ago I was facing 10-30 years in prison. For some reading this that’s a lifetime ago,in the end I did 3 years of my life fighting for my freedom. One … Continue reading

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Who Is Jeff Hodges

Jeff Hodges is the Founder*CEO* Jeff Hodges Media, LLC , Author*Entrepreneur*Youth Empowerment Speaker*Publisher*Mentor an agent of change, community servant leader and professional empowerment speaker with an inspiring story that stresses the importance of never giving up on the pursuit of … Continue reading

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