We at New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine wish you all a very heartfelt and celebratory Juneteenth. Please take a moment to read a bit about this important historical holiday below!
"Slavery in the United States can be traced back to the 16th century when Spanish explorers brought African slaves with them to the New World. It lasted until the Emancipation Proclamation came into effect on January 1, 1863. On that date Texas was largely controlled by forces fighting for the Confederate States, which opposed the abolition of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived to take control of Texas and enforce the emancipation of slaves in the state. In Galveston, Texas, the newly freed slaves held large public celebrations and so laid the base for future Juneteenth activities. The word 'Juneteenth' resulted from the words 'June Nineteenth' being combined together in speech.
After 1865, Juneteenth was mainly celebrated in Texas. Parks have been established on land bought by former slaves to hold Juneteenth celebrations in the Texan cities of Austin, Houston, and Mexia. However, it is now a state holiday or observance in more than half of the US states and there is a campaign for Juneteenth to become a national holiday or observance throughout the nation. Juneteenth celebrations are also held in other countries around the world, including Ghana, Honduras, Japan, Taiwan, and Trinidad and Tobago."
In this fourth episode of New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine Show, we sit down for a deep dive into the world and mind of renowned business coach and author, Mr. John Klymshyn. John is a Navy veteran who quickly rose in the ranks of the recruiting industry upon his return to the U.S. After discovering his true passion lies in the training and development of professionals, Coach K dove head first into sales seminars and coaching, ultimately leading to the creation of the Business Generator, Inc. in 1999.
Now, 20 years later, Coach K has authored 3 acclaimed leadership and sales books, 2 audiobooks, an extensive video training series, and hosts a podcast. He also provides seminars, retreats, and one-on-one coaching designed to teach executives (and future executives) to discover their creative potential and leadership capabilities to close high revenue sales, all while connecting to their personal purpose.
Throughout our expansive chat with John, we discover his very interesting origins story; and then receive timeless advice on the topics of effective leadership, the secrets of how to relate with people, success tips (one of which is to take the focus off of oneself), how to manage one's spare time, why business successes and leaders don't do social media, and much, much more. For more information about Coach John Klymshyn, please visit him via his website: https://www.klymshyn.com - plus, be sure to send Coach K an e-mail through his site with "INFLUENCE" in the subject line to receive a FREE and special gift!
New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine commemorates and recognizes our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and colleagues during LGBTQ+ Pride Month!
"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.
The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally."
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We at New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine honor and recognize our fallen heroes this Memorial Day 2022. We pray and wish for you all a peaceful and restful holiday with your families.
Some background on Memorial Day:
"Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that from 1971, the Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date."
We are honored to feature Major Brittany "Blitz" Trimble, USAF, as one of our seven "Women of Power" featured in the MAY-JUNE issue of New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine. Major Trimble was also kind enough to join us on this third episode of our first season talk show! Brittany Trimble was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and has an Air Force veteran pilot father, who later became a commercial pilot for Federal Express (FedEx).
Major Trimble, however, never had any prior experience in piloting aircraft prior to joining the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer following college. She later went on to become the only female in Holloman Air Force Base's inaugural F-16 Basic Course - and later, ended up being the only female in her Squadron during her time serving in Korea and Japan.
Major Trimble later covers what she teaches at Holloman Air Base, and what rookie F-16 fighter pilots can expect with her as an instructor. Additionally, she informs us that her base trains a whopping 50% of all F-16 fighter pilots and nearly 24% of all USAF pilots overall. She also discusses her experiences as a female fighter pilot instructor, her career challenges, leadership notes, and lends advice to others looking for success in their chosen fields.
Had an incredible time at Holloman Air Base's 2022 Air Show. Lots of wildly talented pilots and beautiful F-16 Vipers on display - we had a blast!
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SAND, STRAW, AND SUN: THE TIMELESS APPEAL OF PUEBLO ADOBE IS KEEPING TRADITION ALIVE.
Journalist, history writer, and new contributor Ann Morrow takes readers through a thousand years of New Mexico’s indigenous architecture and its enduring cultural legacy.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, also known as Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month! This month, we'll be highlighting Asian and Pacific Americans who've made their mark on the history and development of our diverse United States.
But first...some history!
Asian and Pacific American Heritage month was the idea of former congressional staffer Jeanie Jew who first approached Rep. Frank Horton about the idea of designating a month to recognize Asian Pacific Americans, following the United States’ bicentennial celebration in 1976. In June 1977, Horton and Rep. Norman Y. Mineta, introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to proclaim the first 10 days of May as Asian Pacific Heritage Week. A month later, a similar bill was introduced in the Senate by former U.S. Senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga.
President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution for the celebration on Oct. 5, 1978. In 1990, George H.W. Bush signed a bill passed by Congress to extend Asian American Heritage Week to a month. On May 14, 1991, a public law was passed unanimously by congress and then signed by Bush, proclaiming May 1991 and May 1992 as Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. By 1992, May was officially designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
The month of May was chosen because it commemorates the migration of the first immigrants from Japan to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad by over 20,000 Asian immigrants on May 10, 1869. However, the first Asian immigrants arrived in the U.S. in 1587 when Filipinos first began migrating to California. Immigrants continued to come from the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands through 1920 when the first Samoans were documented in Hawaii.