No ID sits down with Hot97 to discuss The Makings Of Jay-Z’s 4:44 + Stories About Kanye’s Beginnings
Ernest Dion Wilson aka No I.D., is an super talented and established hip hop and R&B music producer from Chicago, Illinois. NO I.D. has worked with a plethera of artists including Kanye West, Jay Z, Big Sean, Logic, to name a few. Watch this interview with Hot 97 below:
New Book: Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
We’re building a campus for active citizenship in the heart of Chicago’s South Side — but it will have projects all across the city, country, and world. The Center is a work in progress, built in direct partnership with thousands of people who have offered their feedback in-person and online. The Obama Presidential Center will be a living, working campus — an ongoing project where we will shape, together, what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century.
The Obama Presidential Center will be a new landmark for the South Side and an economic engine for the city of Chicago — drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, creating thousands of new jobs on the South Side — and help to continue the revitalization of historic Jackson Park. The campus will remove barriers and seamlessly connect the park to the lakefront, and will be unified with other local South Side institutions. It will be a place for all seasons, with winding landscapes, a sledding hill, and quiet spaces to read or reflect. The majority of the space will be free and open to the public.
Read more about the Presidential center here.
The Kent State University Board of Trustees recently voted to allocate $500,000 of University funds to be managed by finance studnets participating in a Student Managed Investment Fund, bringing the total amount of funds managed by Kent State finance majors to $1 million.
With the additional $500,000 from Kent State University, students will now manage four separate $250,000 accounts. The purpose of the Student Managed Investment Fund, the first of its kind at Kent State, is to give students real-world experience and advance career opportunities.
"Professional money management is an experience game – the more you're acquainted with the markets, the better you will perform," said Steven Dennis, Ph.D., Firestone Chair of Corporate Finance and chair of the Kent State Department of Finance.
According to Dennis, finance majors spent the fall semester learning about investing and putting structure in place around the Student Managed Investment Fund. Students went through the process of opening accounts, and will soon be able to transfer funds into those accounts. They also spent time discussing ideas from Ben Graham's The Intelligent Investor. In addition, expert money managers met with students to provide counsel on processes and procedures.
"I like what I see in these finance students – they are eager to learn," Dennis said.
The Student Managed Investment Fund team documents performance of the funds during weekly meetings and provides quarterly performance reports to Kent State University and the Kent State Foundation. In addition, an annual written performance report and oral presentation will be given in the spring semester. Students will also compete in the Global Asset Management Education Conference in New York City.
Learn more about Kent State's College of Business Administration by visiting www.kent.edu/business.
Kent State College of Business Administration
Kent State University's College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. The College enrolls more than 4,000 students and boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 13 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program; master's degrees in accounting, business administration (MBA and EMBA), business analytics, and economics; as well as a Ph.D. program with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.
The Kent State College of Business Administration ranks among the top 100 public business undergraduate programs in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report and 45th in 2016 by Bloomberg Businessweek based on an employer survey of how well schools prepared students for jobs. The College is ranked as one of the nation's Best Business Schools by Princeton Review, and Tier One for both MBA and Executive MBA programs in North America by CEO Magazine. The College is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)signatory and is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.
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Comprehensive musician support services offered through new partnership.
Betsie Brown of Blind Raccoon LLC and Sallie Bengtson of Nola Blue, Inc. are delighted to announce their new partnership. The team will expand upon the services that each organization currently provides to include music promotion services, record label services, social media marketing and artist management consultation. Blind Raccoon is the PR agency of record for Nola Blue and Nola Blue is the social media marketing guru for Blind Raccoon and its artists. Each company will continue to work independently with some clients as well as jointly with others, as appropriate.
Their official inaugural joint venture is the 2018 Blind Raccoon and Nola Blue Roots & Blues Showcase taking place over three days (January 17 -19) during the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN. There, musicians participating in the IBC, will have the opportunity to learn more about the partnership and range of services provided.
Blind Raccoon is celebrating ten years in the music business promoting its artists' music projects to media and radio worldwide. In 2017 the company worked over 40 projects including the new album and autobiography of Nola Blue's recording artist, Benny Turner. Nola Blue will be announcing new artists to their label beginning this spring.
Sallie Bengtson has a degree in Business Administration and Management from Albright College, and more than twenty years of business experience in various administrative, management and ownership roles. She holds a Hootsuite Social Marketing Certification. She formed Nola Blue in 2012.
Betsie Brown has nearly two decades of experience in music marketing, formerly as a partner in Crows Feet Productions. Based in Memphis since late 2002, Betsie formed Blind Raccoon in January 2008, and their client list, past and present, covers the gamut of blues/roots artists including Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Pinetop Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite, The Bacon Brothers, Micki Free, Gary Clark Jr., Mickey Thomas, Paul Thorn, and Cyndi Lauper. She is a former Vice-President and Board Member of The Blues Foundation, 2007-10, and a member of the Recording Academy's Memphis Chapter Board of Governors in 2006, 2007-9 and 2010-12.
"With the changes we have seen in the music industry, one cannot stand still in this business," says Betsie Brown. "One must seek ways to grow, be innovative and creative, while providing consistent service and results. So, it is a joy to work alongside a woman after my own heart, when it comes to work ethic, commitment, and love of the music."
"I first worked with Betsie on a project at the end of 2015 and it didn't take long for me to recognize her unwavering dedication and professionalism," states Sallie Bengtson. "She is truly a kindred spirit and valued mentor, and I couldn't be more pleased about this partnership."
For more information about both companies, visit www.blindraccoon.com and www.nola-blue.com.