These Rappers And Singers Are Part Of The LGBT Community

 

The rap and hip-hop community isn’t exactly known to be full of or the most friendly to people who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. However, thanks to some brave rap and hip-hop artists who are now coming out as LGBT, such people are now getting more and more widely accepted in the rap and hip-hop community Below I describe some rappers who identify as LGBT that you may have never even known before or about.

 

Johnny McGovern is a rapper, comedian and musician from New York City who performs openly gay rap. His nickname is the “Gay Pimp”. Many of his albums are inspired by and have to do with his homosexuality. Some of the albums along this line include Gays Gone Wild, Dirty Gay Hits and The Gayest of all Time.

 

Cazwell is a rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts who identifies as being gay and is open about it. He performs both rap, hip-hop and a new genre that is coined LGBT hip-hop.

 

Solomon, a rapper, DJ, songwriter and music producer is an openly gay artist from New York City. He was the first openly gay rap artist that was put on air on the Radio Shade 45 station, which is an uncensored rap radio station owned by rapper Eminem.

 

The artist known as Katastrophe was the first rap artist who came out as being openly transgender. Katastrophe often sings about the struggles faced by the LGBT community in his music. He also incorporates his own transgender identity into his music.

Amphivena Therapeutics Incredible Founding Member

JeanMarie Guenot, PH.D. is the current President and CEO of Amphivena Therapeutics, Inc. She has more than 20 years experience in the fields of pharmaceutical and biotechnology commerce. Her work experiences produced her skills in public and private pharmaceutical R&D, business development and corporate and commercial development, just to list a few of her accomplishments.

She earned her Ph. D. from the University of California, San Francisco, and her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has substantial and noteworthy expertise in building or restructuring companies.  All of which is detailed on Jeanmarie Guenot’s Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/jeanmarie.guenot.9

 

Dr. Guenot founded, built and ran SKS Ocular. This start-up ophthalmic company focused on unique drug delivery technologies for glaucoma, macular degeneration and ocular inflammation. She was also a business advisor for Hoffmann-La Roche, stationed in Basel and Shanghai.

While she was Vice President of Corporate & Business development at PDL BioPharma, she led the licensing, merger and acquisition management. She has been in on the ground floor negotiations of multi-million dollar equity investments that brought a collaboration between Phase 2 cancer and autoimmune disease drug candidates and the labs that are developing first-in-class antibody therapies.

JeanMarie Guenot has a portfolio of management experience in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and neurology and ophthalmic diseases. Her training in physical and medicinal chemistry has been the foundation for her creation of Amphivena. Her company, Amphivena, is developing bi-functional antibody therapy to address blood cancer medical needs that are heretofore unmet by current medical standards.

The mission of Amphivena is to destroy and exterminate blood cancers with a breakthrough therapy that employs the patient’s own immune system. Their research shows that it is possible for tumor cells and their precursors to be eliminated. Amphivena aims to restore to patients the basic cellular stability needed for proper blood formation, function and circulation.

Jeanmarie Guenot and Amphivena recently announced a partnership with Takeda for just that purpose:

JeanMarie Guenot and Amphivena have forged coalitions and partnerships that combine the strengths, knowledge and resources of the industry with academic partners into a focused network. This integrated network is committed and passionate about developing the best and most innovative therapy for patients.

The changes being effected at Innovacare top leadership

Health is usually one of the main challenges in the countries that haven’t fully developed. The lack of proper managed healthcare services was one of the major issues in Puerto Rico in the past. However, things seem to be changing and the latest improvement has been the introduction of companies like Innovacare to offer managed healthcare. The company has been operating in the country for a number of years now and they are now considering taking their services global as a result of the success they have experienced so far. In a bid to improve the delivery of their services, the top management team was changed and the new appointees included Richard Shinto for the CEO position and Penelope Kokkinides for chief administrative officer position.

Richard Shinto

Richard was appointed to the post of CEO in 2012. He has been managing the company for the past five years and during this time, he has come up with changes in policy that have helped improve the profile of the company as a caregiver. Before he started working with Innovacare, he was engaged with Aventa Medicare Group, also as the CEO. He also worked with a number of other Medicare and Medicaid companies. Richard is a graduate of the New York State University, where he studied medicine. In addition to his great leadership qualities, Shinto is also a great scholar in medicine and has written several papers on clinical medicine. He is the perfect man for the position.

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope took over as the chief administrative officer. Her experience in the field spans many years. For instance, she has worked with government aided Medicare and Medicaid plans. She was once the CEO at Centerlight Limited, which is a startup dealing with the provision of Medicare services. There are other companies that she has worked with, including the United Health Group, the Touchstone Health Group and others. This has given her a wealth of experience when it comes to the provision of Medicare. She is therefore the perfect candidate to take up the chief administrative officer post.View her infographic resume at Vizualize.me.

Innovacare

The company opened their offices in Puerto Rico in 2012. They had the vision of making a huge difference in the Puerto Rican Health Industry. So far, they have managed to create a provider base of about 7500 people, making them a force to reckon with. The company is laying strategies that will help them go beyond borders and broaden their outlook.

Mega Investor Kyle Bass Thinks Negative Interest Rates Aren’t Working In Japan

 

Japan has the fifth largest economy in the world, and according to hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, Japan needs to use unconventional tactics to get their economy moving again. The Japanese economy has been in a slump for at least the last ten years. The Bank of Japan has tried to stimulate the economy using quantitative easing, which lowered the value of the yen. There are several issues that have created an economic downturn in Japan, according to Bass. The first issue is Japanese companies are moving production offshore to lower cost countries, or they are moving manufacturing facilities to markets that sell their products like Toyota and Nissan did in the United States. Bass also said Japanese electronics are not as competitive on the world market as they have been in the past, plus Japan’s agriculture industry is outdated and must be modernized.

 

 

Kyle Bass bet that the Japanese yen would lose its value against the dollar, and he won that bet. He believes the Bank of Japan will have to try some radical, unconventional methods to get the economy moving again. But what those radical, unconventional methods are is not clear. Being clear is something that gets lost in a conversation with Kyle Bass. Bass has a tendency to talk in numbers that can be confusing to people that don’t invest on a daily basis. Bass is also having a difficult time producing the kind of returns his Hayman Capital Management hedge fund produced before 2014. The last two years have been disappointing years for Hayman Capital partners, and Bass is trying to pull out of his self-created nosedive by betting on risky ventures.

 

 

When Kyle Bass and Hayman Capital’s investment record is analyzed by UsefulStooges, it’s safe to say that Bass has made some enemies over the last eight years. The General Motors ignition and steering mechanism debacles created some ill will when Kyle Bass defended the GM rather than the victims. Pharmaceutical companies are mumbling his name in a not so nice way for shorting drug stocks using inside information. And Chris Kyles widow isn’t happy with her relationship with Hayman Capital either.

How Forefront Capital Makes Money For The Middle Class

When Brad Reifler’s father-in-law turned eighty, he requested that Reifler would invest his life savings for him. What shocked Reifler, though, was that his father-in-law, who was not part of the top one percent in wealth and considered a non-accredited investor, had very few options in investing his money. Due to this, Reifler sought out to find an option for the rest of the ninety-nine percent to invest in. From there, he founded Forefront Capital, a company based on investment plans for non-accredited investors.

Though standards for accredited investors had been designed to protect shareholders, the thirty year old rules have become outdated and ignore how the public has become more knowledgeable about the stock market. The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee has recommended significant updates for these standards, but until action is taken the public can be sure they have an investment option with Forefront Capital.

Reifler’s Forefront Income Trust company is directed as an investment option for the middle class. The fund requires a minimum of only two thousand and five hundred dollars. In addition, clients can be assured their overall portfolios will be well diversified since the products are not correlated with the stock market.

Though no investment can be guaranteed risk-free, Reifler works hard to reduce any risk. His team sculpts paths to reduce the risk that would normally be involved with higher return investments. Along with this, an experienced group of professionals help to maneuver as much risk as possible from these investments.

In respect to commission, Reifler was quoted saying, “unlike Wall Street that makes money regardless if the client’s investments are successful or not, we don’t make any money until our clients make an 8 percent return.” He then added, “we want to be a firm for the people.”

In all, Reifler’s Forefront Capital is a company designed to cater to investors of the middle class. Reifler works hard to supply options for non-accredited investors while reducing risk using a team of professionals. The company design was made for the people.  Brad’s official website has more information.

Business Capital of Professional Danilo Diaz Granados

When it comes to running a successful business, no one knows how to do this better than Danilo Diaz Granados. Danilo Diaz Granados is well known in the Miami area because of the fact that he owns an array of companies that offer services to those who are in need of him. One of his largest and most popular companies is known as Toys for Boys. Toys for Boys is a company that involves itself with an exclusive clientele to bring some of the best collector’s items to those seeking them with quality and integrity.

Apart from Toys for Boys, Danilo Diaz Granados is also the manager of Movilway and has been since 2012. He has also co-owned Toys for Boys since 2013. He attended Babson College from the years 2007 until 2010 and graduated with a large number of diplomas and certifications to fully prepare him for his work in the business industry. Because of his work with collectibles and other business ventures, Venezuelan banker Danilo Diaz Granados is one of the most successful businessmen in Miami and has continued to grow his business as he sees fit and as he sees is benefiting to those who might be making use of it for their own benefit.

Danilo Diaz Granados can be found on a number of social media accounts. You can like or follow his pages on LinkedIn, Twitter, Myspace and Facebook just to name a few. Because of his social media accounts, it makes it easy and quick for you to keep updated on anything new in Danilo Diaz Granados’s life. You will find that because he puts the time and energy into running a company, Danilo Diaz Granados is a success in all things that he is able to do. Between his work with his company, Toys for Boys, and his management at Movilway, Danilo Diaz Granados is a prime example of what a successful businessman looks like and he is only doing more to become even more of a success for those who might be following him or looking to see what is next in his life.

Sam Tabar Gives Advice About Paying Off Debt

Many people know Sam Tabar as the financial expert who often gives advise about money market accounts, investment banking, and the legal ramifications of investing. Tamar has become quite famous for traveling the world speaking about his area of expertise. What many people don’t know about Sam Tabar, however, is that he holds two degrees from the prestigious schools Oxford College and Columbia Law School. Tamar has studied for years to become an expert in the financial industry and he now provides a service to the general public by sharing information with them that it has taken him years to learn. Recently, he gave a speech to an audience on the subject of paying back debt before becoming an investor. Tamar stated that the speech was written because he desired to help people to become financial independent and to learn how to become great investors. His audience consisted of about 500 eager listeners.

During his talk to the excited group, Sam Tabar had several reasons that people should pay off their individual debt before investing and then listed several ways to get started in the investment field. Tamar mentioned that it was important to pay down one’s personal debt before investing because paying down personal debt will create the ability for the individual to free up money for investing. Paying down the debt would also create a financial situation where the individual is financially secure before investing and feels comfortable with the investment. Tabar recommended paying off as much debt as possible, including student loan debt, revolving debt, and debt from home loans. He especially emphasized paying down home loans due to the fact that investing before homes are paid off could potentially endanger the safety of the home. After paying the home loan, individuals would feel more secure about investing in general.

Sam Tabar also discussed several strategies that his listeners could use to effectively pay down their debt. He stated that by paying down debt consistently over a course of years, rather than sporadically when the individual receives large sums of money, has proven to be the best way to eradicate debt.  Follow him on Twitter for more @samirtabar, and be sure to check out his GoFundMe campaign to see what Sam is doing for Africa.

Shea Butter is Essential For Your Body

Shea butter, a triglyceride extracted from the nut of the shea tree, is a commonly used ingredient in cosmetics such as lotion or moisturizer. Shea butter is also edible and used in food preparation, although its use as an ingredient for consumption is limited outside of Africa. Due to its vitamin E and A content, it is extremely effective at treating dry skin and mitigating the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Shea butter additionally has mild sun-blocking properties and may be present in soaps and salves.

EuGenia offers high quality shea butter that has been produced ethically and responsibly. Named for Eugenia Akuete, the founder’s mother, the company has sourced shea from Ghanian farmers from the beginning. To this day, Eugenia personally oversees the coalition of farmers and harvesters responsible for the shea used by the company, providing many women with steady employment and an above average wage.

This commitment to quality spans far beyond employment standards, and is reflected in EuGenia’s products themselves. All shea used by the company is derived from a formula personally developed by Eugenia and is entirely natural with no chemical or additives. It is sourced in the north of Ghana, a region that is especially fertile and accommodating for shea trees. Harvesters have been trained to effectively test the shea’s quality regularly and rigorously to assure that only the best is produced for inclusion in EuGenia’s line of cosmetics. These include butters with varying concentrations of shea (ranging from an everyday butter to a formula produced for especially dry or damaged skin, depending on the buyer’s need) in multiple fragrances, such as lavender and grapefruit.

It’s Good To Be Queen

Queens of Drama is a reality television series starring several former soap opera actresses. The premise of the show is the group’s attempt to develop, produce, and star in their own show with an ultimate goal of getting a network contract for their project. The cameras follow the women as they tackle their new project from the very beginning. Starring Crystal Hunt, Lindsay Hartley, Chrystee Pharris, Vanessa Marcil, Hunter Tylo, and Donna Mills, the show first aired in April of 2015 on POP.

With her extensive experience and talent as an actress, Crystal Hunt takes a lead role in the series premiere as she, Vanessa Marcil, and Lindsay Hartley pitch the idea of creating their new drama series to Donna Mills. Throughout the series, the Facebook fans say Crystal plays her role to perfection. Never one to be overlooked or afraid to share her opinion, Crystal lends an air of authenticity to the show while also providing a hearty dose of humor. The first season is comprised of ten episodes and culminates with the drama series finally being pitched to a major network.  Crystal’s personal highlight reel from the show is available on YouTube.

Born on February 5, 1985, the American actress and photographer possessed a rather long list of notable roles even before Queens of Drama. Although she had previously appeared in numerous commercials, Crystal landed her first major television role at only 17 years old when she was chosen to portray Lizzie Spaulding on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light. It was this role that earned the young actress an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2005, according to SoapOperaNetwork. Since her introductory role, she has gone on to appear in several movies as well as making a return to soap operas with the character of Stacy Morasco on the daytime series One Life To Live. In addition to acting, she also co-produced her first feature film in 2014.

Kevin Seawright: Bringing Employment Opportunities To Newark

One of the individuals that heads up Newark Community Economic Development Corporation is Kevin Seawright. Seawright serves as the CFO and the Executive Vice President at the corporation. Newark CEDC is the major economic development agency for Newark, which is New Jersey’s biggest city. Before moving to CEDC, Seawright was with the government of Maryland, where he served as a Chief Financial Officer and a facilities officer in their recreation and parks department. During this time with the government, Seawright oversaw the dispersal of 50 million dollars from federal, state and city funding. Seawright continued with the government but moved into the field of education. It was during his time in this field that he served as a fiscal management leader. His main job was to help create budgets where 200 million dollars was being used. This leadership extended to the construction and implementation of schools in the state, where he also provided guidance in problems related to infrastructure. In this role, he oversaw over 600 million dollars that was used for development and renovations of education facilities.

Seawright then moved into the private sector, where he worked for Collington Life Care Community. At this company, Seawright oversaw more than 500 residents as the director of operations. He also negotiated contracts and oversaw funding and construction, which amounted to more than 5 million dollars in spending.

In a recent article for pr.com, Kevin was mentioned as one of the leaders in furthering employment opportunities. A specific project that the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation is working on is the Summer Youth Employment Plan. This is a 6 week program that employs youth to work and get paid a minimum wage. The article discussed how over the past few years the program has managed to provide more than 3 thousand jobs to local youth. Their goal this year is to expand that number to 35 hundred and to improve the financial education component.

One of the major pieces of programming that the facilitators use is a financial education program. Seawright has been very interested in the furthering of this program and potential improvements that could be made to it. In order to ensure improvement and efficacy, Seawright convinced Santander Bank and TD Bank to partner with the program in order to provide more comprehensive information. The information is mainly on the topic of how to open a checking account and a savings account with a bank. According to Seawright, this is the basic information that serves as the foundation to people making smart financial choices for their future. The program will run from the beginning of July through the middle of August.