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.
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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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.
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.
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.