December 2018

SHAQ
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Retired athletes! @nbaalumni @nba That’s been my focus this week. The highest paid ones are Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Jack Nicklaus, Magic Johnson then Shaq. 10 years ago retired black athletes weren’t building empires in business - today they are. What’s changed? OWNERSHIP. @shaq owns...
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TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT AT MANDALAY BAY
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@nbaalumni really leading the effort to educate retired players in investing. Imagine if a big portion of retired players increased their ownership and passive income. We could have 100 black venture capital firms overnight with retired players. Jay Z, Nas, Kobe,...
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MICHAEL JORDAN
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Michael Jordan is the perfect example of “The Power of Partnerships.” Sometimes, our own gifts and abilities can’t get us to manifest our potential. Yup, you heard me, all this time you didn’t realize that your destiny was waiting for...
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BANKJOY
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Another black #fintech founder quietly doing the work. #BankJoy is an amazing company out of Y Combinator founded by Michael Duncan, who worked for years at a credit union himself, first as a programmer, then later promoted to manage the company’s online and mobile...
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ICO WATCHDOG
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@icowatchdog was started by @newsum, another black fintech founder in Los Angeles. If you are in the tech community in LA and don’t know show please connect. Over a decade ago he founded IPO Watchdog, which did a similar thing but for...
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WIZELY
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I’d like to profile a Black founder in LA who many of you have never heard of but has raised more than $5m of seed capital! @parisben is the Founder or a Wizely finance. Before he made any revenue he has raised...
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GET A LIFE
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While studying we reviewed John 5:2-8 when Jesus told the paralyzed man who was waiting for a healing for 38 years to “Get Up, pick up your mat and walk!” Not only do I want to share that scripture with...
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TRACTION
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How can you meet black VC’s you ask? The best way is TRACTION! We talk about deals all the time. We exchange deal flow all the time. Guys like Lindsay Lee at Authentic Ventures, a brilliant investor in this pic....
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FLOYD MAYWEATHER
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The best investment you can make might just be in yourself. Read this story about Floyd and judge for yourself: “The reason Mayweather is far and away the highest-paid athlete on earth goes back to a decision he made in...
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BEYONCE
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A few years ago @beyonce revamped her team. She formed Parkwood Entertainment, created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests. And she is killing it!...
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