Red Beaten Path Review and Interview Invitation with Steve Rushingwind!

Multi Award & 2013 & 2014 Nammy Award Winning
 Native Flute Artist.

really does matter what you put into your body including music, and this
music is something that is absolutely beneficial to the soul.
I was absolutely astonished and so very pleased when I first heard the brand new CD Red Beaten Path by Steve Rushingwind! My ears were delighted with the upbeat sounds and overall complete musical talent. Not only that, but the artist really lives up to and far beyond the talent of today.  The blending of the flute with all sorts of beats as well as vocals really blew away others in this style of music. Rushingwind gives his listeners some of the best Native American flute music in the world. It is not only relaxing music but it is music that lights a fire for the soul. The sounds are amazing and Steve really knows how to groove, let me tell you! The music that this brand new CD is pumping out is NOT for the crowd of listeners that just want to sit back and relax, this music is for EVERYONE! The vocals blow you away with the energy that flows from the tech savvy beats! I just can not get enough of Red Beaten Path. 
I encourage everyone out there that enjoys good, spiritual music to purchase this awesome down to earth CD today.  Red Beaten Path is definitely a CD that will spark you up and keep you going as well as keep you focused and relaxed. If you are interested you can also tune in to some of his music before purchasing. Especially if you are a new listener, I guarantee you his music will give you what you are looking for and much, much more! Click the buy now link below to go directly to the purchase site and get your copy today! I give Steve Rushingwind’s new CD Red Beaten Path FIVE SUPER STARS!

 * I was given the CD Red Beaten Path by Steve Rushingwind for an honest review.

 All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated for them. FIVE IS THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF STARS FOR REVIEW PURPOSES.

The Weyanoke (and Nottoway/Tuscarora) origins of Granville’s Kersey Family

Native American Roots

Many of Granville County’s Native American families came to the county from Virginia to escape the intrusions of the British colony. The Bass,Evans, and Anderson families are just several examples of coastal Algonquian speaking peoples that followed this route. The Kersey family is no exception, and has roots in Surry County, VA among the Weyanoke, an Algonquian speaking people who allied and moved in with Nottoway and Tuscarora on their reservations. In this blog post I will trace the Kersey family from the Surry Co, VA area to Granville Co, NC.

Lumbee scholar J. Cedric Woods published an essay titled, “Lumbee Origins: The Weyanoke-Kersey Connection” in support of the Lumbee Tribe’s federal recognition bid. The full text of the essay can be found here and here (pdf format). The tribal origins of the Kersey family are relevant to the Lumbees because the tribe’s Lowry/Lowrie family of Robeson County, NC…

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Supreme Court upholds subsidies in King v. Burwell

The aihfs blog

So what does this mean?

For those of you how haven’t been following this issue let me start with what this case was about.

When the Affordable Care Act was originally written, the thought was that all of the states would manage their own exchanges. In reality that is not what happened. There are currently 34 states who do not operate their own exchanges and rely on the federal exchange to provide coverage to their constituents.

Those who have been challenging the Affordable Care Act found a part of the law that would have completely undermined the intent of the Affordable Care Act. The part of the law that they challenged was that it was written that subsidies are only available to those who enrolled in a state exchange. According to them, those in the 34 states who enrolled in plans through the marketplace would not be eligible for the…

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ODS Series Celebration Giveaway!

Author Samantha Young

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This month the last full length novel in the ON DUBLIN STREET series was published and thanks to my wonderful US readers it hit the New York Times Bestseller list, and as every book in the series has hit the NYT list we can now officially say the ON DUBLIN STREET series is a New York Times Bestselling Series. YAY!!!

To celebrate I’m hosting Monster Giveaways on my blog. Please make sure to read all entry requirements and rules before entering 🙂


This giveaway is for US residents only to celebrate US readers’ putting ODS on the NYT list six times in a row 🙂 Not to worry if you’re not a US reader… keep scrolling for the international giveaway (because you guys deserve a thank you for all your support too!)


Up for grabs:

One Grand Prize winner will win an iPad Mini (16GB White/Silver), a…

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100 wood bison flown into Alaska to help re-establish species

Global News

WATCH: A hundred wood bison were flown into Shageluk, Alaska to help re-establish the species. Lauren Maxwell reports.

PORTAGE, Alaska – The first of 100 wood bison aimed at re-establishing a species that went extinct more than a century ago in Alaska were flown Sunday to a rural village.

Thirty 30 juveniles age 2 or younger were loaded into specially designed “bison boxes,” and trucked from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage to Anchorage. They made a one-hour flight to Shageluk and arrived at about 1 p.m.

In several weeks, after 70 more wood bison reach Shageluk, and after they’ve become acclimated, they will be released as a group into the Inoko Flats, one of the areas of Alaska where wood bison once roamed.

Mike Miller, director of the conservation center, which has housed animals imported from Canada since 2008, said restoring an animal to its native habitat is…

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Woman found badly beaten at Prince’s Island Park

Global News

CALGARY – Police say a woman was found severely assaulted at Prince’s Island Park downtown Calgary Wednesday evening.

The woman was found badly beaten in the head and face with a rock.

She is in serious condition, but police say her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

An investigation continues at the park.

With files from Janet Lore

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WATCH: Fentanyl becoming more popular on Calgary streets

Global News

CALGARY – The Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services are joining together to warn the public about the dangers of Fentanyl amid growing concern over the drug.

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic drug that appears in the form of pills or powder, and is approximately 100 times more toxic than morphine.

Fentanyl becoming popular on Calgary streets

Although fentanyl isn’t new, police say it has become increasingly popular on city streets over the last few years.

In 2014, there were 36 seizures of fentanyl in Calgary – and this year, police have already made 13 fentanyl seizures.

The largest fentanyl seizure in Calgary in 2015 was made on February 2nd, when investigators found 11,597 pills.

“We continually see the rise and fall of various drug trends,” says S/Sgt. Martin. “Whether it’s PMMA, cocaine, methamphetamine or any opioids, the message remains the same – there is no such…

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1 person killed, multiple injuries after tornadoes hit central U.S.

Global News

WATCH: A confirmed “extremely dangerous tornado” hit Wednesday evening near Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service. Jay Gray reports.

TULSA, Okla. – The slow start to America’s tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked the city of Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Capt. Billy McKelvey said one person was killed in a mobile home park near that was nearly destroyed Wednesday amid severe weather. It wasn’t yet clear whether it was a tornado or straight-line winds that hit the mobile home park, which McKelvey said could accommodate 40 to 50 trailers. McKelvey couldn’t say exactly how many people were injured, but said there were multiple injuries.

WATCH: Tornado warnings have been issued in parts of eastern Oklahoma near Tulsa, where storm sirens were heard cautioning people to take cover.

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