New Jack City and Menace II Society Take the Cake for Hood Movies

When discussing the best hood movies, it is impossible to have a conversation without mentioning New Jack City and Menace II Society. These two films are the best the genre has to offer and are classic films. Both of these films have memorable quotes that have been frequently referenced in popular culture including hip hop music.

New Jack City is the story of parallel forces during the 1980’s crack cocaine epidemic. Rapper Ice-T plays a cop who is attempts to bring down drug kingpin, Nino Brown, played by Wesley Snipes. The film is one of the greatest because it paints the picture of Nino as a ruthless monster who will stop at nothing to become wealthy and powerful. However, the film asks the question of how this man became this monster. Did his environment shape him and create the man that was to become the murderous drug kingpin? Definitely one of the best black movies ever made.

Menace II Society takes place in the crime ridden streets of Watts, Los Angeles. Set in the Jordan Downs Housing Projects, the film follows the everyday lives of Caine and O-Dog. The film shows the frustrations and reality that inner city youth face as they try to survive the violence and crime that plagues their lives. Caine provides for himself and other families by the only means he knows: the street life. He attempts to leave this way of life but his past finally catches up to him in the end. This is a powerful film that is certainly one of the best hood movies ever made.

Brad Reifler And The Significance Of The Money Monster Story

Money Monster was the highly acclaimed film of 2016 that told of a famous television host who was taken hostage by an angry investor who lost money because of bad advice he was given. While the story itself is fictional, investment expert Brad Reifler says many real people have experienced similar situations.

According to Crunchbase, Brad Reifler has said the real money monster has been the profits many advisors have made from giving customers advice and charging fees despite whether or not the investments made profits or not and he is calling for that to change. So he has three guidelines for newcomers to investing that he says can help them avoid the money monster.

First Brad Reifler suggests that investors look at other ways to invest besides the stock market. He encourages investors to invest in it as part of their investment objectives, but it shouldn’t be the only place they invest. Second, he encourages investors once they’ve figured out their investment objectives to choose a reputable company to manage their funds.

He urges careful research to be done to make sure the company has a solid track record and delivers results that others can vouch for. And Brad Reifler encourages investors to stick to their investment objectives and to continue putting money in investments that are doing well.

Brad Reifler founded Forefront Capital Advisors LLC in 2010, but prior to that he was the CEO of Reifler Trading Company and Pali Capital. He established Reifler Trading Company back in the 1980s as a global derivatives and discretionary accounts company that eventually grew into a large futures investor.

Reifler founded Pali Capital in 1995 and grew that one into a large private equity firm. At this company portfolio managers used an investment strategy that didn’t tell investors where to invest but simply helped them execute the trades.

Bloomberg revealed that Brad Reifler also founded Forefront Income Trust to help fight the money monster. He had previously tried to invest his father’s money in an IRA that would earn high interest, but he found difficulty because his father was unaccredited. So Forefront Income Trust was started to help those who lacked alternative investment opportunities achieve them. Investors can invest with Forefront Income Trust for as little as $1,000.

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How Whitney Wolfe’s Invention Has Transformed Dating

Dating apps provide a platform which offer social and dating facilitates thus facilitating communication between interested users. A viable example of such applications is the Bumble app. There are several benefits that come from using dating apps.

Dating apps provide an easier way to vet people. The apps are designed in such a way that users can be able to view the profiles of other users, which makes it possible to tell if the person they are viewing are the right people for them. This involves vetting their interests, as well as the looks of the person.

They are as well ideal for people who are mostly busy in their lives. This way, they can socialize through the dating apps whenever time allows them to, mostly when they are not working. The apps are known to easily identify users per their sexual orientation. This makes it easy to find matches that suit the users’ sexual orientation and preferences.

Per the metrics, 66% of online daters are said to have gone on a date with someone they met on a dating app, while 23% are said to have met a spouse or involved in long term relationship. Dating apps like Bumble are more popular to those within the age bracket of 22 years to those in their mid-40s.

Whitney Wolfe an American based entrepreneur is the Founder and CEO of Bumble, and a co-founder of the dating app Tinder. Bumble is one of the leading dating platforms in the world, in terms of users. Whitney Wolfe was born in Utah, and attended Southern Methodist University, where she majored in International Studies.

Having left Tinder, Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble, a dating app that gave women more control than traditional dating apps. Partnering with Badoo company, Whitney Wolfe has been able to grown Bumble enormously, becoming one of the world’s most successful dating site.

Real Estate Developer Sam Boraie Is More Than A Building Manager

New Brunswick, New Jersey is the home of Rutgers University, and Johnson and Johnson, the largest privately held company in the United States. Just like Rutgers, Johnson and Johnson has been around long enough to watch New Brunswick go through a business and social metamorphosis. Part of the credit for the business transformation goes to Rutgers University Hospital’s research initiatives. Rutgers is the home one of the leading genomic research programs in the country. Companies that play a role in the medical industry moved their headquarters to New Brunswick over the last 20 years to be close to the research that is taking place at the university. Those companies would not have come to New Brunswick 40 years ago. The research didn’t begin then. New Brunswick was not a very hospitable city in the 1970s. The only major company that believed in New Brunswick in the 1970s was Johnson and Johnson. And the only developer that wanted to invest in the city back then was Omar Boraie.

Omar Boraie invested in the city, and his children are carrying on his legacy. Thanks to the Boraie family, New Brunswick (https://local.yahoo.com/info-11014537-boraie-realty-new-brunswick) is a thriving medium-sized New Jersey city with a bright future. Sam Boraie, the second son of Omar Boraie, became the face of Boraie Development in the 1990s. He was young, smart, and he understood the real estate development business. The third Boraie building, Albany Street Plaza Two, was completed in 2003, and that building added more office and retail space to the inner-city. Sam wanted to add downtown residential buildings, so he was instrumental in the One Spring Street residential project.

The Boraie Development One Spring Street building is a New York City looking residential building with a large parking garage and retail space. Boraie knew New Brunswick would need a luxury condominium building because of the response to the Boraie office buildings. According to Bloomberg, many of the professionals working downtown wanted to live there, so Sam and his siblings developed The Aspire Condominium Building for the professionals that had offices downtown. The medium-size city of New Brunswick was a shining star in New Jersey at the turn of the 21st century, but that star is even brighter now, thanks to the vibrant inner-city. Downtown New Brunswick has more than 40 restaurants and an assortment of retail stores that bring people downtown every day.

Even though Sam Boraie plays an active role in the management of Boraie Development properties, he also teamed up with Newark’s favorite son, Shaq O’Neil. The One Riverview residential building in Newark is a Sam Boraie and Shaq O’Neil collaboration. And the Newark project got the attention of Atlantic City’s Development Council. That group contacted Sam about developing the eight acres Boraie Development owned in the badlands of the city. The Boraie ” Beach at South Inlet” residential and retail project in Atlantic City is under construction now. The 250-unit apartment complex is designed to bring Millennials to Atlantic City to work and live.

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How Dr. Shinto and Ms. Penelope Have Excelled in the Health Management Arena

As a Medicaid and Medicare Advantage institution, InnovaCare Health addresses the healthcare needs of Puerto Ricans. The firm has a strong leadership team that comprises of Richard Shinto, Penelope Kokkinides, and Mike Sortino. The institution specializes in creating cost-effective and innovative managed care models.

InnovaCare Health provides Puerto Ricans with two Medicare Advantage plans. These include PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. Over 200,000 people benefit from the two programs, which are offered by 7,500 providers. InnovaCare also provides clients with two Medicaid programs that correspond to the Government Health Plan of Puerto Rico. It offers these plans through a managed care model. InnovaCare is the only health insurance company in Puerto Rico that has received accreditation from the NCQA.

Richard Shinto

Richard Shinto, known by many as Rick, holds the president and CEO positions at InnovaCare Health Solutions. He also heads MMM Healthcare as the chief executive officer. Before joining InnovaCare’s executive team, Shinto worked as the executive director of Aveta Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice. Shinto has unmatched experience in clinical and operational healthcare. As a board member, Shinto served in the management team of Aveta before it was sold in 2012.

Shinto was also instrumental in the advancement of NAMM California as he served as the chief medical officer. Medical Pathways Management Company also benefited from his expertise when he held the chief operating officer and chief medical officer positions. Shinto commenced his medical practice as an intern working in South California. He attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook for his medicine degree. He also attended the University of Redlands for an M.B.A.

Penelope Kokkinides

In 2016, Kokkinides was appointed as the chief administrative officer of InnovaCare health. She is a health executive with over twenty years of experience of working for government institutions. Throughout her career, she focused on developing Medicare and Medicaid programs. Her expertise also lies in managing healthcare initiatives. At InnovaCare Health, Kokkinides focuses on improving the performance and organizational infrastructures of healthcare initiatives.

Penelope Kokkinides once served as the VP and CEO of Centerlight HealthCare. As she held these two positions, Kokkinides oversaw the strategic direction and overall management of Centerlight’s managed care department. Touchstone Health also grew tremendously during her tenure as the company’s COO. She developed and implemented a health model that enhanced the Medicaid programs of AmeriChoice. She also served as the VP of care management and disease management for AmeriChoice.View her infographic resume at vizualize.me.

Mike Baur Furthers Support For Young Entrepreneurs Across Switzerland

Mike Baur has been working with successful entrepreneurs across Switzerland to help young individuals understand about running small businesses. He is among professionals who have helped to build small businesses across the country through the Swiss Startup Factory, which he founded with the sole aim to support the growth of entrepreneurship across the country. Mike Baur is a professional who worked as a banker for nearly 20 years before he resigned in 2014 to pursue his dream. Although a difficult idea, the resignation allowed him to join an industry that opened his life up and allowed him to get a better view of the world of business.

 

What the Swiss Startup Factory does is to offer young entrepreneurs the key to running their businesses profitably. The company offers a three months incubation program that is designed to allow entrepreneurs to get a clearer picture of the industry they are about to join. They take the startups through several stages, each with a distinct message and plan for development that ensures the business finally gets to grip the market well. The Swiss Startup Factory is made up of experts from different industries, who avail the tools needed to help the startups to implement their ideas.

 

Branding

A brand that is presented well and marketed for the entire world to see is able to make impact within a short duration. Lack of branding skills could stall the progress of a startup, reason the Swiss Startup Factory offers support to startups to ensure they embrace the right practices for branding.

 

Access to finance

Financing a business is one of the most demanding tasks that every startup has to work around. Although many talented entrepreneurs have good ideas, they lack the financial muscle to push their ideas to grow. Through the Swiss Startup Factory, entrepreneurs are able to access financial support from the wide pool of investors, who are always prepared to join any startup that promises growth and success in the long run.

 

About Mike Baur

Mike Baur is one of the few entrepreneurs in Switzerland who have gone out of their way to offer assistance to upcoming entrepreneurs. In 2014, he exited banking and joined entrepreneurship, where he kicked his career off with launching the Swiss Startup Factory, which is working with startups across the Switzerland to help them get on the path of development. He is a Finance and Banking graduate with an Executive MBA.

 

 

End Citizens United Is Set On A Mission To Change The Face Of Dirty Politics

American elections have of recent changed following Supreme Court’s decision, pertaining Citizen United, which regulates campaign spending by organizations. Efforts to reduce corruption in the electoral system have been torn down. Billionaires and some of the influential people are now using their money through election donations on Facebook, to satisfy their selfish political needs. The aspect of transparency and accountability is lost, and ordinary citizens tend to feel that they don’t matter to the politicians.

As a result of this, End Citizens United, a Political Action Committee (PAC), was brought to life on 1st March 2015. Grassroots donors fund it. Dedicated to offset effects produced by Citizen United, End Citizen United is focused on reforming campaign finance system and stop billionaires trying to buy elections. It will pressure lawmakers to take affirmative action in reforming campaign finance.

End Citizen United mission is to demolish our corrupt political system. Ending corruption will be achieved through electing campaign finance reform champions, who will bring to an end unlimited money in politics, and Dark money. End Citizen United is planning to support Democrats for the change, and those ready to stand against Citizen United.

To date, more than 325,000 people have signed End Citizen Petition on OpenSecrets.org. More people are encouraged to come forward and join them. The group has already partnered with “Ready for Hillary,” which is estimated to boost up the numbers, with a list of four million people, to reach out to potential liberal supporters. Among its endorsed members is former Sen. Russ Feingold, and Sen. Michael Bennet.

The communication Director Richard Carbo affirms that the group is different from other PAC’s that ever existed. It plans to set up an independent expenditure on actblue.com arm to back up candidates ready to stand against Citizen United, through initiatives such as television ads and polling.

John Wonderlich, director at Sunlight Foundation, confirms that the task of reforming campaign funding won’t be easy and that for a constitutional amendment, it’s rather high on the scale. Rick Hasen, on the other hand, states that however much the group raises it will be hard enough for Congress members to get a constitutional amendment passed. Hasen added that groups like these are needed to propel the Supreme Court’s decision, and also pressurize both the Supreme Court and political actors against making things worse.

End Citizen United has of now received 136,000 donations, and $14.86 from its grassroots supporter donation. The group, states that it has to stop all small minded individuals and corporations from buying their representatives, senators, and ultimately, even their president. They are focusing on bringing back transparency, and believe their strength comes from its grassroots activists. End Citizens United has set up a team of Democratic Operatives who will spread the message on effects of dirty money on politics, and how to stop it.

Betsy DeVos: A Charismatic Business Lady And A Firm Believer In Education

We all know her for her generous and giving heart, successful businesses, firm advocacy for education and her latest nomination as the secretary of education. Elisabeth Betsy DeVos is a household name in the United States. DeVos was born in Holland Michigan and daughter to the industrialist billionaire Edgar Prince and Elsa Prince. She was enrolled to Holland Christian High School and later attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids and graduated the school with a degree in business administration and political science. In college, she was a fierce leader who was involved in politics in campus. Since in college, she was always intrigued in politics which played a huge role in the leader she is today. DeVos has been a republican since 1982 during this time she had a duty as a local delegate. Between the years 1992 and 1997, she served as a Republican National Committeewoman in Michigan, and was promoted to the chairwoman of the committee in 1996 and served through 2000.

In 2004, she single-handedly raised $150,000 in support of former president Bush re-election. She has been described as being one of the best organizers of fundraisers and also a strong believer in the issues that are raised and fought for by Republicans. She and her family have been known to donate more than $17 million dollars to Republican presidential candidates for several decades. Besides political philanthropy, DeVos is a great business woman and a strategic investor as well. Together with her husband they founded and run the Windquest Group. The privately held company is a huge investor in technology and clean energy ventures. The couple is also a huge investor in Neurocore. Neurocore is an institution that offers therapy treatments for depression, autism. Anxiety and other disorders.

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DeVos and her family have been acclaimed and celebrated for their charity and philanthropic ventures that are extensive and gone beyond. Together with her husband, they launched the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation that is based in Grand Rapids Michigan. One of their strong pursuit is in donating for school choice. DBDVfoundation.Org support the West Michigan Aviation Academy, an institution they founded in 2010. The foundation also supports Education Freedom Fund, a Christian school that offers scholarships for students who are not financially stable that can’t afford to pay for private schools. The foundation goes farther to support the American Federation for Children, schools supported by Potter’s House, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Betsy DeVos is famously known for her firm beliefs in education. Through her leadership and her philanthropic ventures, she hopes that more students will get the opportunity to learn and get a better education. She believes that through education, we are going to eradicate poverty in many parts of the country.

Madison Street Capital Arranges Financing For ARES Security Corporation

Madison Street Capital, the international investment banking firm, was the exclusive financial advisor for the process of arranging for its client ARES Security Corporation to receive subordinated debt investment and minority recapitalization. ARES Security Corporation, which is based in Vienna, Virginia, is among the top companies offering enterprise security risk management. The company offers comprehensive security software solutions. Corbel Structured Equity Partners provided the minority capitalization. Reginald McGaugh, senior managing director of Madison Street Capital handled the transaction.

 

The leadership at Ares felt working with Corbel to have the investment creatively structured offered the best path for creating significant equity value. The flexible capital solution offered by Corbel as well as the operationally-supportive partnership enables AREA to continue to enjoy significant sales momentum as well as capitalize on new revenue opportunities available through the significant number of industry contacts Corbel has. McGaugh says it was an honor to work with Ben Eazzetta, ARES president, and praised the company’s technology solutions and superior management team. Eazzetta said he was impressed by the way Madison Capital handled the process and excited for the future.

 

An internationally known and respected investment banking firm, Madison Street Capital is committed to excellence, integrity, leadership and service as they provide financial options, mergers and acquisitions expertise, valuation services and corporate financial advisory services to both publicly and privately owned businesses. Their services position their clients for success in the global marketplace. With each new project, the goals and objectives of the client becomes theirs, whether that goal is financial advisory, successful capital raises, M&A transactions or ownership transfers.

 

Madison Street Capital sees emerging markets as a primary component which drives their client’s global growth. The company is committed to focusing rich assets on these markets. Madison Street Capital has earned their clients’ trust through their unwavering dedication to maintaining the highest professional standards. Through their offices in North America, Africa and Asia the company helps their clients make lucrative investments in technology, healthcare, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, defense, construction, real estate development, energy, food & agriculture, distribution, consumer markets, manufacturing, transportation, media, mining, minerals, natural resources and more.

 

Madison Street Capital also offers corporate advisory, business valuation, valuation for financial reporting, financial opinions, asset management industry focus, tax planning and wealth preservation. This helps to burnish the Madison Street Capital reputation for quality services. Madison Street Capital is a Chicago, Illinois based company that was founded in 2005.

 

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Hussain Sajwani Is Confident Of A Stronger Business Relationship With The Trumps

Dubai billionaire, Hussain Sajwani enjoys a healthy business relationship with President Trump. The two billionaires have partnered in multiple real estate deals that have seen them enhance their wealth. Despite the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Hussein believes that the two families will continue to do business together. As a show of their promising future in real estate, the proprietor of DAMAC Group and the Trumps celebrated the New Year together.

One of the key properties developed because of their collaboration is the Trump International Golf Club. According to reports, the luxury villas developed near the golf club have created a huge public demand. In total, the two have been able to earn almost $2 billion from the sales. This figure is expected to go up as more investors purchase the properties.

The relationship between the two has raised concern over potential conflicts of interest, particularly for the president. However, Trump has said that there is no need for worry, as he will be focusing on serving Americans. The president promises to make no new business deals while in office. Hussein Sajwani has close ties with Trump’s children. It is anticipated that the future deals between the Trump Organization and DAMAC Group will be made through Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr. This information was originally published on NBC News as provided in the link below http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dubai-billionaire-hussein-sajwani-ready-do-more-deals-trumps-n695566

Hussein Sajwani is the leader of the Hussain Sajwani Family as well as the founder and chairman of DAMAC Group. DAMAC was founded in 2002. The company focuses on developing leisure facilities besides private residential and commercial properties. The entity started operations in Dubai before spreading its services to neighboring countries such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, and North Africa.

Hussein uses DAMAC to construct buildings that are in line with the clients dream homes. The properties are uniquely designed. These buildings are constructed in prime locations using the world’s most sophisticated building materials. Moreover, the company partners with other organizations to provide the clients with a range of houses. Such partnership has seen the development of high-end projects such as the Trump International Golf Club. In addition, Hussein Sajwani has invested in global equities and capital markets. These investments are spread across different markets.

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