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Marjoriet T. Matute
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Marjoriet T. Matute, Author of the DTGB Book series, also Founder & President of Devin & Tristan Give Back, an organization designed to help spread awareness and spotlight everyday people’s attempt to GIVE BACK.

After conquering Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 17, she immediately headed into the work place. Developing skills in finance, design, and completing her certification in culinary school created a well-rounded resume for success. Currently she is concentrating on launching programs to help the public battle common problems. Issues such as Bullying, childhood obesity and programs aimed to help reach the Latino community are at the top of her list.

At 30, she is now mom of two boys and hopes to inspire them to grow up aware of their community and health, since cancer has played such a prominent role in their lives.

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Yelling: Our Parental Language of Love

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 2:04 PM

Yell at my kids? No, that's just my loud voice.

Okay... Let's keep it real: Yes, I absolutely do yell at them, but if you had a Ninja Turtle beating on Batman, you would too!


Let's put this into perspective: I have...

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An Intimate Conversation With Empire's Sean Cross

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 10:03 AM


By now, anyone who is anyone already knows, if you see it on Empire -- it's gotta be hot! Week after week they premiere exclusive talent, new artists, trending fashion and music that hits the top of the charts over night. If it's...

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Think PYNK

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 7:00 AM


With signature golden curls dripping down her face, Mecca Moore has demanded and captured our attention. With an invisible crown nestled between her looped locks, she has lured an audience to a source packed with industry heavyweights and intimate rendezvous. Founding a magazine...

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Rouse Social Simplifies 12 Sites in 1 App

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 4:32 PM


In the ever evolving world of technology, it's painfully obvious that there is an app for everything. Whether to connect to the bank, pay something on-line or host numerous cyber conversations at once, we are mobile. Whatever you're doing, there is no doubt...

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Lorraine Bracco Reveals it All 'To the Fullest'

(3) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 7:59 AM


As another New York City spring approaches, I found myself sitting across from the stunning Lorraine Bracco and sharing stories about her childhood, career and her new book, "To the Fullest." Steps away from the iconic Rockefeller Center skating rink, Bracco sat across...

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Women on the Move Celebrate Pioneering Women

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 12:43 AM


Women On The Move celebrated their ninth successful and motivating event at the historic NYU campus. Inviting industries most influential women to engage with a room filled with promising futures and potential influencers. Amongst the panel were supermodel, Jessica White; Grammy award winning...

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A Day in the Life With Angela Simmons: Girl Boss on the Rise

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 11:27 AM

We are finally in an era where women empowerment and messages of uplifting sisterhood are penetrating our subconscious. I feverishly scout for women who define this message while fulfilling their true purpose, Angela Simmons is amongst the elite group that I speak of. With last minute prepping for her recent...

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LL Cool J Reclaims Mic With G.O.A.T. 2

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 4:10 PM

2014-08-28-llcoolj.pngLL Cool J has been defined as a rapper, an actor, and let's face it, an international sex symbol. Besides the occasional lip-licking and topless video, he has offered his audience more variety than the average musical icon.


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Served Fresh Delivers Quality Fashion and Controversial Conversations

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Similar to many Fashion enthusiasts, I often find most of the latest trends on social media. Celebrities help promote emerging clothing companies by tagging designers for exclusive garments not sold in stores. Fans groveling over special deliveries and intimate "Thank you" shout outs send search engines into frenzy as they...

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Modern Mujer: Covergirl Flor de Maria Rivera Inspires a Bilingual Nation With Her Passion for Fashion

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 5:18 PM


Sending social media feeds in a fashionable frenzy; Flor de Maria Rivera continues to deliver her trendy spin on modern attire. Mixing affordable apparel with high end fashion, she inspires her fans to mix and match existing pieces with bold, colorful accessories. Nothing...

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A Day in the Life With the NFL Draft's Top Pick Designer, Rashan Michel

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 6:12 PM


As the most intense day for fresh faced college recruits approached, one man had the esteemed pleasure of representing his brand to our nation. Aside from the players themselves, what appeared on televisions across the country were the elite top 32...

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Hot 97's Shani Kulture and WBLS' Barbara De Laleu Present 'The Kulture Movement'

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:23 PM

Hot 97 recently partnered up with VH1 to exploit their talents and invite listeners behind the scenes to New York's most influential Hip Hop radio station but I'd like to single out a particular cast member and his efforts to facilitate programs benefitting young New Yorkers. Shani Kulture, a true...

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Cuckoo for Gaga at the Roseland Ballroom

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 3:15 PM


The Roseland Ballroom sat tucked away between the bustling streets of New York City-neighbored by historical landmarks for over 90 years. There it housed our nation's most influential artist, political leaders and offered social refuge for most New Yorkers. As the ropes loosen...

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A Day in the Life With VH1 Love & Hip Hop Tahiry Jose

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 2:25 PM


Photo courtesy of Vh1

As a fan of the VH1 reality show, Love & Hip Hop, I find myself blown away with the amount of buzz that now circles the hip hop community because of the hype of the show. Season...

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DJ Quiana Parks and DJ for a Cure Raise Thousands for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 12:02 AM

Once under the DJ's trance crowds move their feet and the power of music infuses their souls. Satisfying party goers with rhythmic sensations lures them onto a dance floor one step at a time encouraging hyper speed and pure adrenaline. The party begins and ends with the DJ leading to...

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Brian McKnight Connects With Fans On and Off the Stage

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 9:33 AM


A quick thrust of legendary singer Brian McKnight's hips had concert goers jumping out of their seats suddenly sending them into pure fan-demonium. During a recent concert, I was blown away with the response once Brian took the stage... the man...

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Queen of Hearts Conquers Holiday Album

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 11:55 AM


One of the greatest mood setters during the holidays is the traditional tunes played repeatedly on station airwaves. There is no escaping the nostalgia one feels when "Rudolph" is unleashed, or the sound of "Jingle Bells" chimes throughout department stores; but...

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Art Sales Confirm Martin Galindo as an Urban Powerhouse

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 11:16 AM

As the sun sets on Spanish Harlem, it's shadowed by steel commuter frames and towering projects. This historical city offers generations of families a unique quality of life and allows natives to come and go as they please. Distinct reputations separate Manhattan as a melting pot but only Harlem can...

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Raising Awareness for Domestic Abuse

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 9:41 PM

Each month for the past year "Devin & Tristan Give Back" has shared the spotlight with causes that are close to our hearts. Whether cancer, autism, lupus or childhood obesity, we raise awareness and actively get our community involved. For the month of October, we agreed to let society concentrate...

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Roc Nation's Bridget Kelly on Her Life and Career

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 2:53 PM

(Ring, Ring) "Bridget, its Hova. Gonna need you in London tonight."

Opportunity knocks when it's ready and presents itself, sometimes in the rarest forms. Bridget Kelly's road to the top might of had its challenges, but she was prepared to take the world head on while flashing her signature, infectious...

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