UNITY1st Article on TC Eckstein in New Year Edition pg 24 Online Mid-Winter 2014 Magazine
From President Obama to the late Nelson Mandela, and even Oprah’s Iyanla Vanzant and others
welcoming the New Year with history, motivation and blessings

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Welcome to’s Mid-Winter 2014 Issue that ushers in the New Year with our blessings for all. We thank all of readers and supporters for a great year. Through the publication, we have lived your stories and felt your passion – and through it all, we feel hopeful about the future opportunities to support each other and inspire a new generation.

Together, we can stand united for success. We believe Mandela’s words, “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” As you move into the New Year, let us live by Nelson Mandela’s example and rise from the falls and create the success that we never thought was possible. We appreciate your support of and we hope that you will continue to support this positive journal that connects thousands of readers.

Check out this publication for the issues we need to think about and the inspiration we need to drive us. Some of the stories highlighted in this issue are as follows:

–Economic mobility vis Income Inequality: President Barack Obama on Income Inequality

–History: The Republican Newspaper’s Heritage Book Series highlighting the African American, Latino, Irish and Jewish communities.

–Remembering Nelson Mandela and sharing a special salute to Springfield’s Frank Hatchett- who grew to love dance in Springfield and later ventured to New York City to became one of Broadway’s top dance instructors for numerous celebrities

–Motivation – Words from the Spirit: by Robert V. Joseph, author of “Words from the Spirit”

-The Power of Forgiveness: Oprah host Iyanla Vanzant on “Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything”

–Practice — Forgiveness is Your Gift to You by Dr. Lucie K. Lewis

–Great moments of 2013: 140 Years of God’s Grace at St. Paul’s AME in Cambridge, MA is celebrated by Dr. Lucie K. Lewis, a descendant of long-time church members.

–Mentoring Success: From Westfield State University to MIT

–New graphic novel features the animated, crime-fighter “Betty Laws”

–Springfield’s WTCC Radio Annual Holiday Party

— “Collard Greeen Curves: A Fat Girl’s Journey from Childhood Obesity to Healthy Living,” author Theresa Lou Bowick to be “Go Red” speaker

–Award-winning, recording artist TC Eckstein (the granddaughter of the late Billy Eckstein) is making new moves with her new CD, “Mistah Stone Wall”

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Correction made on Akademia Review For Music Award

JAZZ –  October 2013 Akademia Music Awards


Winner: Best Song

Artist: LADII TC Eckstein, Vocalese

Song: All About Love




‘TC Eckstein delivers a timeless message of love in this smooth, swinging, melodic tune.

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TC ECKSTEIN’S 413 COMMUNITY CAFE TV -ONLINE  is Here online as well as on CH.12 Springfield, MA Comcast TV via Solo Productions Nathaniel Patterson/ Renaissance Art Space’s Darryl Moss and Sheldon Tongolese Anderson and LADII TC Eckstein, Vocalese.