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AboutJ. DuVal - Unhyphenated America

J. DuVal

J. DuVal

Jackie DuVal has a Bachelor's of Business with a focus on marketing, and graduated with Magna Cum-laude honors. She is driven by creativity and thinking outside the box. She loves to be challenged, and ready to take on the marketing world. Previous experience in both social media and print ads, management and sales experience, as well as other positions of leadership.

Posts By J. DuVal

Amanda Berry’s 86 Monte Carlo

May 14, 2013 |

While we’re all so happy to hear of Amanda Berry (along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight) enjoying her new freedom, her grandfather is happy to hand over a set of keys.

Just a matter of days before she was kidnapped, Amanda’s … Read More

Boston Bombing Heroes

April 19, 2013 |

Naturally, the Boston Bombing was heartbreaking. Only sadness has come from the stories, pictures and videos we’ve seen.

What we haven’t seen too much of, however, are the heroes in this disaster. One good thing that sometimes appears in … Read More

Thousands of Birthdays!

April 9, 2013 |

The Cervantes family, in North Carolina, thinks that every child deserves a happy birthday. Since so many kids do not get one, they took it upon themselves to give it to them.

At this point, since 2005, they’ve now given … Read More

Pedro is Paying Rent with Lotto Win…Not Just His Own.

April 3, 2013 |

Pedro Quezada has won $338 million in Powerball. He will be paying his rent, of course, but also all of his neighbors’ rent.

For the next one or two months, every neighbor on Pedro’s block will live rent free. Surely, … Read More

Best Homecoming EVER!

March 29, 2013 |

Lori and Francis Pyle and their three children just welcomed three new family members into their home. From Africa to Kentucky; four years, several trips, thousands of miles and countless tears later, three orphans from Sierra Leone are now part of … Read More

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2013 |

Today, March 21, 2013, is World Down Syndrome Day. Take a little time today to educate yourself, friends and family about a disorder that affects millions of families around the world.

Unhyphenated America is about coming together, stopping separation and seeing … Read More

A Family Lesson from the Animals

March 18, 2013 |

See, people, this is how it’s done. This new “mom” has taken in a litter of puppies. She is not a puppy, however, she is a Capybara. According to the article, a Capybara is like a really big Guinea … Read More

Strangers Saving a Stranger

March 13, 2013 |

Thirteen year old Noah Brocklebank had scheduled his own suicide. After placing her son in a hospital for care, she then took his story public, in hopes that someone could possibly offer support.

What happened next is outstanding. Strangers, … Read More

It’s Almost St. Baldrick’s Day!

March 11, 2013 |

So, have you ever celebrated St. Baldricks Day? So far this year, there’s over $13,000,000.00 raised for childhood cancer research. St. Baldricks is an organization that gathers money in exchange for shaving heads. The way it’s described on their website is: “Shavees” … Read More

89 Acts of Kindness

March 8, 2013 | 1

We love this. Taking a bad thing and turning it into good always wins!

18-year-old Samantha Manns has taken “pay it forward” to a new level. When her grandmother died in February at the age of 89, she turned her heartbreak … Read More

World’s Best BFF

March 5, 2013 |

Ok, there’s no proof that he’s the best in the world…but he ranks pretty high!

Dylan Seigel raised more than thirty thousand dollars for Jonah Pournazarian, his friend who has a rare liver disorder. Unfortunately, this disorder has not yet … Read More

Two Brothers + Classical Music + Chicago = Inspired Youth

February 28, 2013 |

Two brothers in Chicago are making a difference for local youth.  After following their own dreams due to unbelievable parental support, these two men now give back in the same way. This is a wonderful story about inspiration in … Read More

They Did WHAT With Their Winnings???

February 25, 2013 |

One whole Missouri town is benefitting from a couple’s Lottery winnings.

The Hill family won 290 million dollars. So far with that money, they’ve built a new fire station and funded multiple scholarships.

Can you guess what all they’ve bought for … Read More

What Comes Around Goes Around….GOOD!

February 21, 2013 | 1

About a week ago, Sarah Darling gave homeless man Billy Ray Harris some change. What she didn’t realize, however, is that in that change was her engagement ring, as well. When she did finally figure out that she had … Read More

Subway Heroes

February 19, 2013 |

With the train one minute away, a man in the subway station hit his head and fell onto the tracks.

Immediately, three gentlemen rush to save him. Garrett O’Hanlon, Dennis Codrington Jr, and Matt Foley put their own lives … Read More

Another Reason to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2013 |

Did you know that Valentines Day is also Generosity Day? You may have missed it…we did, too.

Acumen Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping poverty by investing in enterprises and people, started Generosity Day in 2011. Since that … Read More

Help Knows no Race

February 14, 2013 |

Students of all ages and backgrounds at Oak View Elementary School in Bolingbrook, IL came together to help others of all ages and backgrounds. For one week, a “Pay it Forward” movement took over this school, teaching kids how … Read More

Window Washing Superheroes?

February 11, 2013 |


Spiderman, Batman, Captain America and Superman…all in Pittsburgh! These window cleaners made the day of several sick children.

Click here to see what happened when four superheros appeared at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Sick children, big hearts, … Read More

Small Act with a Huge Impact

February 5, 2013 |

Two wrestlers, both high school students, had quite a different experience during their first match together.

16-year-old Daniel Gil, a student with Down Syndrome, just wanted to wrestle. Only the right opponent, however, could handle that.

Check out the awesome … Read More

Teacher Donates Kidney to Stranger

January 30, 2013 |

Buffy Sexton, a teacher in Kentucky, saw something on Facebook that changed her and the family that posted.

John Desmond needed a kidney but had no donor, so his wife posted on Facebook looking for a miracle. She got … Read More

Local Cops + Autistic Boy = Perfection

January 28, 2013 |

18-year-old Blaize Richard’s wish was to be a cop.  Blaize has Autism. For his birthday, the local police station (with coordination from his mother) came and visited, gifted him with a uniform of his own, and brought him in to the station for … Read More

WW2 Vet’s Home Vandalized…Local Marines to the Rescue

January 23, 2013 | 4

93-year-old Albert Wood’s home was attacked. Returning from a Dr appointment, the war hero discovered that his home was robbed and badly damaged / vandalized.

Instantly, Marines came to help, thanks to a call from a local radio host.

Read More

African-American Student Stars Pro Israel Group. Ending Hate; Becoming Unhyphenated

January 17, 2013 | 3

What a refreshing idea. One group fighting for another group. Maybe that’s because they know there should be NO groups, but just people.

Chloe’ Simone Valdary, a sophomore at The University of New Orleans has started a Pro Israel … Read More