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Priceless Vol 8 Number 3


Personal and Professional Empowerment www.hamptonroadsmessenger.com


Another Flavor of America Event Featuring Food, Fashion and Art


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Wallace Jr. Claims Historic Victory at Martinsville


The 20-year-old joins Wendell Scott as African-American NASCAR national series winners


Former Miss A&T Produces the Short Film ‘The Magic Pack’


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Free November 2013 Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach since 2006


Virginia Beach NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet


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Boutique She-She Transforms the Ordinary into Extraordinary


BY CHRIS PARKS Perhaps one of the best kept


secrets in Hampton Roads was Boutique She-She. Shortly after beginning an advertising campaign in the Hampton Roads Messenger, Betty Lewis, owner of Boutique She-She was approached about outfitting Ariane Aramburo for the Hampton Roads Show’s “What We’re Wearing Wednesday” for the next several weeks. The segment featuring Boutique She-She styles began Wednesday, October 30, 2013.


Darrell Wallace Jr. BY CHRIS KNIGHT MARTINSVILLE, Va.


-- Darrell Wallace Jr. capped a dominant day at Martinsville Speedway with a historic result. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender won the Kroger 200, becoming the first African- American driver to find Victory Lane in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.


With the win, Wallace


Jr. also becomes the first Af- rican-American driver to win a NASCAR national touring series event since Wendell Scott won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Dec. 1, 1963.


"This (win) means


everything," a jubilant Wallace Jr. said "This is an emotional win for me, especially doing it in Wendell Scott's backyard. I love coming here to Martinsville, it's always


good to me. It finally paid off. I think it's my third trip here. I love coming here, the fans are great here and we always put on great races. I had to do some muscling there at the end and get around Ty (Dillon) and keep away from (Kevin) Harvick, so we dodged a few bullets in the race and this is awesome.


"I had so much confidence


coming into this race, and I told my guys that I did, and I told everybody that asked if I was going to win I said, 'Hell yeah' every time."


The NASCAR Drive for


Diversity graduate Wallace Jr. took the top spot for the first time of the afternoon Lap 10. All told, he led 96 of 200 laps.


Wallace took the lead


for the third and final time of the day on Lap 151 and never relinquished, taking the checkered flag in his 19th career


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‘Pass the Buck’ in Your Community this Holiday Season Are College Sports Modern-Day Plantations?


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Located at 22 South King Street


in Hampton, Boutique She-She’s mission is “To aid and empower by helping women to establish trust, develop a positive self-image and [develop] individual style.” Lewis, who has been in business in downtown Hampton since 2009, admits that her biggest challenge has been getting the word out and getting people into the store. Once customers find their way into Boutique She-She, they are met with “Sassy classy, spunky funky, vintage & on-trend fashion, accessories, Judaica, gifts and special occasion keepsakes,” as the store’s website, bsheshe.com, promises.


Betty Lewis stands on the outside of her award winning store, Boutique She-She, in downtown Hampton. Photo courtesy of Boutique She-She


“Every woman, regardless of size,


complexion, occupation, religion and all the rest, has some idea of the image she wants to portray. My job is to help her achieve that true self image. We often don’t know how good we can look because we cannot find the clothes we really want,” Lewis explains.


“I am always pleasantly surprised by my customers' reaction to the store with words


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For Seniors: 15 Quick Tips for Protecting Your Finances


As many consumers get


older, they often face issues such as how to maintain their lifestyle and pay for medical expenses on a fixed income for years into the future. Here are banking and other money-management tips for seniors to consider for their retirement years.


Getting Help 1. Decide if you need


financial help from an expert, and then choose wisely. A financial advisor could help answer questions such as how quickly to take money from savings and how to invest in your later years.


But FDIC Community Affairs Specialist


Ron Jauregui cautioned that “before you follow the advice of a supposed ‘expert’ who claims to have special credentials for advising seniors, research what that title may or may not mean and the advisor’s background.” According to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the training, standards and


regulatory oversight for more than 50 senior designations used by financial advisors can vary significantly.


To learn more about professional


designations and for tips on choosing an investment advisor, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has a Web site at www. finra.org/Investors/ToolsCalculators/Profes- sionalDesignations/DesignationsLookup.


2. Prepare for the possibility that you may become unable to handle your finances. QUICK TIPS PAGE 3


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