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Nas Collaborates With General Assembly To Launch Tech Scholarships For African-American and Latino Students

Posted On: August 27, 2015

Nasir Jones also known as Nas is joining forces with General Assembly to launch a scholarship program for African-American and Latino students, who are studying in the fields of technology.

This is not the first time Nas participated in education research, he sat on several panels with different themes from slavery, Hip Hop culture and its affect on society, the process of creating his songs and albums; and more. In 2013, Nas took the philanthropic route when Harvard University administered a scholarship program in his honor named after him called, the Nasir Jones Fellowship. The scholarship program was purposed to cultivate the power of education. Fast forward to 2015, Nas is spreading his philanthropist wing again to foster diversity in technology education and tech studies. 

General Assembly is a school for programmers and engineers in all fields of technology from: computer applications, industrial science, analyzing the mechanics and automation of cars, electronic robotics and more. Nas and General Assembly are working together to bring more African-American and Latino students into technology education. Nas' partnership involves Google, Hirepurpose and Microsoft who are all part of different scholarship programs, with various demographics and population.

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Mazzanti Reveals Italy's Most Powerful Super Car, The Evantra Millecavalli

Posted On: June 12, 2016

During their participation at the 2016 Turin Auto ShowMazzanti revealed the Evantra Millecavalli.

With oohs and ahhs from the audience, Evantra Millecavalli made history in Italy's automotive as the most powerful supercar to be built and manufactured. 


The Evantra Millecavalli has V-8 engine that can go up to 1,000 in horsepower, equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox and has 885 pound-per-feet of torque. Drake goes 0 to 100 but the Millecavalli goes 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds, exceeding at 250 miles per hour. 

Millecavalli's engine is what makes the car stands out, the highlight of it and the horsepower it generates. With that type of an engine, the car needs brakes to sustain it. The Evantra has ceramic units which gives drivers control and can halt the car at 186 miles per hour in just seven seconds.

Mazzanti introduced the Evantra Millecavalli as a prototype, however 25 cars have been manufactured and a few of them sold. 

 

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Boss Don Billionaire, Robert F. Smith Pledges $50 Million to Cornell Engineering School

Posted On: February 09, 2016

When it comes to making moves like a don, Robert F. Smith pedals like a brinks truck in financial affairs and business investments. Smith made history in 2015 when he became the wealthiest Black men in America with $2.5 billion in assets and joined the list of other Black billionaires across the world, with Aliko Dangote being the kings of all kings in assets of $15.7 billion.

Robert F. Smith begin his billionaire journey when he made an investment towards his education and acquired knowledge in computer science. Confidence being a key for him, led to Smith's ability to open doors of resources and network in founding his own corporation when Smith went into capital investments, and became the CEO and chairman of Vista Equity Partners. Smith's company manage to generate $14 billion in cumulative assets of capital investments and is one of the most successful investment corporations in the world.

In addition to all of his success, Robert F. Smith is gracious in being a philanthropist and recently pledged $50 million to Cornell University’s School Of Engineering. A school that smith attended, earned a degree in chemical engineering in 1985 and is an alma mater. Reciprocating Smith's philanthropic funding, the school is honoring him by changing their name to Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell. 

During a press conference, Lance Collins who is the Joseph Silbert Dean of Cornell Engineering made the following statements in expressing gratitude for Smith's pledge.

"Robert’s generosity will not only elevate our School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, but it will ensure it becomes more accessible than ever."

"I believe an affordable educational path from engineering in Ithaca to Cornell Tech in New York City, for those who wouldn’t otherwise be offered such an opportunity, will produce some of the sharpest minds in engineering and technology. I’m thankful Robert shares this vision and is making it a reality."

Robert F. Smith's pledge will also fund the Robert Frederick Smith Tech Scholars Program and foster financial aid for mostly Black students to further their education.

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Energizer Batteries Introduces First Alkaline Recycled Battery

Posted On: February 04, 2015

Energizer who is the maker of their popular brand batteries, adapted the vision of creating batteries to benefit the earth and ozone layer.

Recycling has become very big, due to some products and packaging. Because of this, it created companies and corporations who are in the business of recycling and finding ways to reuse and refurbish certain products.

Energizer who creates batteries and other products, which can not be recycled, has found opportunities to reuse and refurbish their batteries.

In an article published by the Associated Press, Energizer made history by introducing the first ever recycled alkaline battery.

Energizer Holdings which is the main company, launched their recycled brand batteries titled, "Eco Advanced." The batteries are scheduled to be availabe in stores this week.

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New Game Trailer: EA Sports - 'Madden 17'

Posted On: June 17, 2016

Gamers get those fingers ready and get your mind right so you can strategize your game plays, because EA Sports liberated the trailer for the next installation of their Madden Series. Designed with upgrades and other features like Draft Champion modes, Madden 17 will challenge your NFL game skills.

Madden 17 will be available on several gaming platform such as: PlayStation 4Xbox One, Xbox 360 and more. The game is set to be release on August 23rd, until then, check out the trailer below. 




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The Takeover: Jay Z Buys Scandinavian Music Streaming Company For $56 Million

Posted On: January 31, 2015

Jay Z is definitely playing chess, with all these investments because, investments generate more money and create opportunities for bigger investments. It's like a game of chess, you locked down space on the chess board, in order to check mate the other king. The spaces create the opportunity for that. But anyways, let's get to the story.

Shawn Corey Carter, who we all know as the Hip Hop mogul, Jay Z has recently made another investment to expand his kingdom. This time it's international.

Jay Z was recently part of a bid to buy a Scandinavian music streaming company and won the bid. The all time best selling Hip Hop artist, acquired the Swedish company Aspiro for $56 million dollars. The company has other music streaming entities linked to it, WiMP and Tidal, which Jay Z also now owns.

In an interview with Reuters, Jay Z expressed how he saw Aspiro as: “an innovative high-quality company with strong future growth potential."

 

Jay Z has used the revenues and his earnings from being the world's all time best selling musician, as a stepping stone to elevate himself into the business world. Jay Z's net worth has been estimated at half a billion dollars and if Jay Z continues making wise investments, not only will he become Hip Hop's first or one of Hip Hop's billionaire, but he has the potential to become a multi billionaire. And this will give Jay Z all the opportunities in the world to make a difference.

With an extensive resume and many business in his portfolio, Jay Z can walked into any boardroom and make moves like Monopoly. Being the owner of Roc Nation, Roc Nation Sports, several sports bars, managing other musicians like himself, a sports agent, the cognac brand D'usse and more, Jay Z is not just a businessman but a business man!

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Headphone Swag: Beats by Dre Solo2 in Collaboration With James Jean - 'Chinese New Year'

Posted On: January 04, 2016

Before the new year kicked off, Dr. Dre's headphone brand Beats By Dre linked with James Jean for the release of their Solo2 newly designed listening device. The 'Chinese New Year' collection comes in three designs and was inspired by the popular Proverb, "Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil."

The headphones are constructed on the Solo2 wireless platform and features artistic Chinese Chen Man’s gold colorways, representing wealth, prosperity, and good fortune for the new year; and the cycle of the Chinese zodiac astrology (ex: year of the dragon, year of the horse and etc.) The designs are featured in gold on two designs and grey artwork in another, envisioned and magnified by James Jean.

The Chen Man consolidated "Wei" and "Yang" and fortified it in an english, American phrase that says: "We Are Young." Beats by Dre's Chinese New Year was released on the market on December 30th of 2015 and is available for purchase.

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New Mixtape/Soundtrack: The Game - 'Block Wars'

Posted On: August 01, 2016

The Game released the soundtrack/mixtape for his new upcoming gaming app, "Block Wars" and markets the mobile gaming service. 

Block Wars consist of 10 tracks and one feature, Lorrine Chia. The mobile app game is still in development with The Game being Atari's new ambassador and no release date has been announced yet. Block Wars' soundtrack production was composed by Goodguydez, Jelly Roll, Bongo and SAP.

Game was inspired by his hometown Compton and the street life of its community to create the storyline, setting, characters; and plot for Block Wars. In doing so, he created the gaming app based on the culture of Compton to entertain by turning a negative into a positive (shift of energies).

"I’m loyal to Compton and will always shed light on my city."

The Game also, is part of a televised documentary about life in Compton called "Streets of Compton" on A&E with different seasons and episodes. The purpose of the documentary is to bring awareness about the drugs and gangs which plagues the city of Compton and how it motivated people like The Game to make a difference, and rise above it all. Detailing images and testimonies of people to showcase that not everybody from Compton bangs or slings that rock, and how its a community where people are willing to make a change for the better.

"We tried to educate people with my documentary Streets of Compton, so they could walk away with a little more knowledge than they had before."

Factoring all of this, The Game created and developed Block Wars.

"Now, here’s another light in the form of a gaming app and some new music for your entertainment."

Game announced he will be touring soon and hit the pavement in promoting and marketing his new gaming app, as well as this new soundtrack/mixtape for Block Wars. His "1992: Block Wars Tour" hits the road on August 26th, performing in Oakland and The Game's curtain call will be in Portland on October 6th.

Aside from the music, The Game is evolving into a leader that invokes the power of innovative change and shifting of energies through: unity, empowerment, healing, acts of philanthropy; and humanitarian services.

Check out his new project below.





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Google Joins The Battle In Eradicating Racial Injustice By Donating $2.4 Million To Affect Change

Posted On: November 09, 2015

Referencing a published article in USA Today, Google's entity Google.org is joining the battle in eradicating racial injustice, with a $2.4 million dollar investment in donation to affect social change. The move is a philanthropic one that will make an impact for social change in racism.

It was during a private screening of "3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets" that Google made the announcement. The movie was a biographic depicting Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed by a Caucasian man, Michael Dunn for playing his music too loud outside of a gas station in Florida. Davis who is African-American was unarmed and pose no threat ot Dunn.

In accordance to USA Today, Google.org wants to eradicate injustice on wide scale, starting with the judicial system in America.

The technology giant’s philanthropic arm chose organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area taking on systemic racism in America’s criminal justice, prison and educational systems, says Justin Steele, who leads Google.org’s Bay Area giving efforts.

Steele says the grants are just the first for Google.org as it seeks to address the Bay Area’s growing economic gap that has only widened during the technology boom.

“We hope to build on this work and contribute to this movement for racial justice,” Steele said in an interview.

Earlier this year in May, Google took on the initiative to invest in grants towards diversifying tech and digital education, research and industries across the nation. They allotted a maximum of $10 million dollars towards the training and recruitment of African-Americans and women.

It took the leaders of National Black Caucus of State Legislators to address the tech and digital companies to diversify their employees, they even held a conference about it earlier this year in January called the:Supporting the Diversification of Tech Industry’s Empowerment." And it worked. They pushed for change, believed in it and now Google.org and other tech/digital coporations are on board to make this world a better place, free of racism and injustice.

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The Game Becomes 'Atari's' New Ambassador and Goes Into The Gaming Business (The Irony)

Posted On: May 27, 2016

The Game has been venturing out into several businesses this year, like I tweeted, 2016 will be a very productive and prosperous year for many. And the launching pad for others. 

Anyhow, applying his street knowledge and just overall intelligence, The Game will be releasing a new documentary called "Streets of Compton" broadcasted by A&E. It's unsure if it was a marketing strategy and if it was, it was a clever one because Game will be releasing his own gaming app that centers around the street life of Compton. The app is called Block Wars.

Entering a patnership with Atari and becoming their ambassador, The Game officially went into the gaming business. It has an irony of his moniker: The Game, and how he is basically playing to win. 

As of now, no release dates are known. The Game however revealed that he was working with IM3 Gaming Studios to develop the app. In the meantime, check out Game's own preview of it below and some info on what's to come. Block Wars will be marketed and for mature audience consumers because of its graphic images and visuals.

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Trey and Donovan Brown Create Diverse Emoji App Called "WeMojis"

Posted On: August 27, 2015

Technology has advanced and we are living in a digital world, with gadgets such as computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, social media, even books can now be downloaded and etc. Apple is one of the leading giants in the tech world and they introduced "emoji," which presented a distinguish way of expression, utilizing caricatures and cartooned pictures of animals, cars, things and etc. There are controversies with the emojis because of the lack of diversity and cultural of diversity.

Well, all of that is changing due to Trey and Donovan Brown who are brothers that created an app called "WeMojis." Trey and Donovan Brown developed the app for Apple and Androd smartphones and devices. 

WeMojis showcases the diverse culture of African-American and Latinos displaying a variety of flags from other countries, caricatures in color, sorority and fraternity hand signs, caricatures in doorags, Afro-centric turbans and more, BBQ grills, music expressions, cars like lowriders, hand daps and more. 

Trey and Donovan Brown are currently branding WeMojis to intergrate unto all platforms and acquisition worldwide into other countries and cutlures. They are also working on other projects to innovate technology and adding some more creative development to WeMojis.

The app, WeMojis is available for download and can also be acquired on Apple's app store.

 

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