Author Jason Irby Spearheads Food Contest to Discover Official Arkansas Signature Food Dish

Arkansas has dozens of inherited food dishes or entrees that are commonly prepared and eaten by Arkansans and even shared around the world, but none bear a name associated with Arkansas or a city/municipality within its borders.

Jason Irby, author of My Arkansas, My Home, a publication from his Love Within Life series, has spearheaded and designed a contest which will discover and designate an official Arkansas Signature Food Dish or entrée.

The winning contestant is expected to receive $1,000 in prize money.  There will also be second and third place winners.

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2015 Year End Review


2015 has been a rewarding and wonderfully incredible year.  So many great events and activities took place.  The year began with a “stop violence” feature of me in the January issue at SEALife Magazine.  The article on pages 16 and 17 reported my efforts to address violence as well as reviewing my book Love Within Life, influences in my life while growing up, and future goals toward Awareness, Wellness and Choices forums

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Civic Recognition Award Recipient Jason Irby Responds to Appreciation and Honor

Jason Irby, author and humanitarian, recently learned that he was among awardees across the nation to receive The Civic Recognition Award for making a positive difference in America’s communities.

Irby was recognized in two categories: Compassion and Kindness.  The recognition award is given to inspire people to help others and improve their communities.  It is stated on the award website that recipients come from all walks of life, live in all 50 states, and live around ten values that enhance the well-being of others and improve their communities.

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So, You Want To Stop Violence? Do you really want to stop the violence?

Author Jason Irby will observe the one year anniversary of the release of his 4th publication in the Love Within Life series.

The book, So You Want to Stop Violence? has received a variety of reviews, media coverage and presentations.    Irby has asked the community, do you really want to stop the violence?  His hope and intent is that the book of poems and short stories will offer readers awareness about the subject, opportunity to choose, and a prospective to choose wellness.

Over the past year, sports authorities and athletes have been suspended, convicted or fined for violence related actions.

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2014 Year End Review: Reflections on Patriotism, Personal Accountability and Violence Prevention Addressed in Author Jason Irby’s 2014 Endeavors

“The people and the organizations that I have had the opportunity to partner with, meet, and address for the common cause of making our communities and world a better place to live, has been a humbling experience in 2014”—Jason Irby jason_irby_Publication1_pic11

Hosting the Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial Commemoration Ceremonies, the Awareness, Wellness and Choices events, and participating as a panelist and speaker were incredible experiences. It was a great honor to stand with our nation’s military servicemen and women, police officers governmental officials, civic leaders and members of the community.

Speaking before youth from the University of Arkansas at little Rock (UALR), the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway, Arkansas, the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission summer youth (L.E.A.D), and other youth groups, such as, the African-American and Hispanic youth initiatives.

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National Black Book Festival Features Jason Irby, author of “So, You Want To Stop Violence?” (Love Within Life series) for November/December 2014

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is a national event that showcases African-American authors each year.  According to its website, it is the world’s largest African-American retailer online! For the November/December 2014 newsletter, Jason Irby, author of So You Want To Stop Violence? has been selected as one of its featured authors.

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