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Hip Hop Business School and new entrepreneurs came together to learn from hip hop artist and executives about successful startups. The Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, brought out top notch artist like Bahamadia, the DJ Rich Medina, Ruffhouse Records cofounder Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo, and more than 20 industry insiders. Many would think that with a panel line up like this these students would be trying to make it in the Music Business. This is hardly the case, these students at the hip hop business school in Philadelphia are trying to learn how to use hip hop to make their own successful start ups.
“The goal is to take the lessons learned from hip hop and transfer them into the business class to make it more exciting and culturally relevant” says Fast Company writer Adelle Peters. The program is geared toward teaching new entrepreneurs how to start with one hustle and move into other industries and ventures once they have gotten a successful startup.
Flint Michigan is still in turmoil from its water crisis. A Flint city
official was caught on tape using a racial slur and blaming black folks for the ongoing water crisis. Phil Star was recorded as saying that “f*cking n*ggers” in the city not paying their bills are the reason for the poor quality of its water.
“Flint has the same problems as Detroit—fucking ni**ers don’t pay their bills, believe me, I deal with them,” Phil Stair5, sales manager for the Genesee County Land Bank said on May 26th during a conversation with environmental activist and independent journalist Chelsea Lyons in Flint.
This statements, by Phil Stair, only goes to show that no matter how you flip it Flint has a racial problem. Phil Stair is a racist individual giving a clear concise statement, on why he believes the water bills are not being paid. Flint is a black city with white officials controlling its outcomes. If Detroit and Flint have huge water bill issues, and guys like this are behind the scenes talking shit, then black folks in Flint and Detroit are in a world of trouble. The city of Flint has been left out in the cold since crisis occurred. The Federal Government has not issued a state of emergency for Flint Michigan since the crisis occurred. The African American community, and a few others rallied around Flint to give the city as much support as it needed. Their has not been much news coverage or information about the Flint water crisis in 2017.
The African American community is in deep trouble due to the water crisis. Flints water has high levels lead and other poisons. There is no local or federal official that is calling this a state of emergency. And that my friend is a huge problem.
News has spread that LA Reid was fired from his position at Epic Records. The many allegations of sexual harassment is what lead to the executive being fired from his post with the Epic Records. As the news spread, a particular artist, by the name of Joe Budden, found a reason to speak out against LA Reid and his sexual misconduct. Joe Budden gave a detail explanation on why he felt LA Reid was bad for the music business. Joe Budden also said “he is not been a very good businessman, and has lost money over the years for many a record label.” Joe Budden thinks LA Reid’sexual misconduct is not to be taken lightly.
Every good boss has three traits that will make most people want to work for them. Magnetic leaders have three traits that show there greatness, which makes any employee want to complete any and all tasked asked of them.
This is taken from the Article in Fast Company magazine April 27, 2017.
Many employees would like a manager with the magical three traits, but most wont get it. These three traits will give all employees and personnel a sense of security, an appreciation for the work they do for their company.
Here the three traits that makes for a great boss:
Authenticity – Good leaders don’t try to become someone else they stay in their lane and be themselves. They are honest, true to themselves and diplomatic when dealing with others. Many people don’t see authentic people at the office so its important that you display this behavior at all times.
A 2017 trust Barometer survey found by the PR firm Edelman found that trust in CEOs in the U.S. has reach an all-time low.
Be willing to admit you don’t know everything. People need to know your human and you make mistakes as well. People willing to learn from your people along the way
2. Vision – Visionary leaders make you want to reach for the stars and dream big. A leader with great vision can sale himself or herself to you so you get on board with a project or task that needs to completed. You believe in the vision of your leader, because he/she has the right stuff, so most employees are more prone not to ask the question Why ? But, instead they ask Why not ?
3. Selflessness- Is the final of the three traits that make a great boss. Great leaders put the needs of his team before his own. Being selflessness is a mind shift which requires one to come out of their comfort zone and into the reality that serving other people is part of the job and the task at hand.
To find out if you are a selflessness person ask your self these three questions:
Are people following me because of what I can do for them, or are they doing so because of what I can do to them?
Do I take more than I give?
What have I done today to put others before myself?
These three traits are what makes for a great boss, great company, and great people that work their asses off and go the extra mile no matter the task.
College Tuition is on its way to being free in New York City. Under the plan — which New
English: Andrew Cuomo, States Secretary of Housing and Urban Governor of New York, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
York Governor Andrew M. Cuomoproposed in January — the state will supplement aid for in-state residents whose families earn $125,000 or less, providing tuition–free education at all state public two- and four-year colleges. College Tuition being free will allow for students who have the dream of going to college to finally be able to make the leap into a getting a college education.
Free College Tuition for residents in New York will make the city of New York a very competitive city. Governor Andrew Cuomo believes that getting a college degree, is like having a high school diploma some fifty years ago, you just can’t make it without one. The option to go to college should be there even if you don’t want to go. Students would be required to pay for room and board. In addition to that, they would have to live and work in the city for the same number of years the scholarship was given.
Many other states have low College Tuition or some sort of program to help students get into college.