|Sat, January 03, 2015 at 10:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Aaliyah, Ace Hood, the Afros, Ali D, Arrested Development: In Bill Adler's extensive collection of Hip-Hop history, some of the genre's biggest names are arranged next to lesser mainstream artists.
Adler was the founding publicity director of Def Jam Records. One of his first assignments was getting pop music critics at daily newspapers to cover one of the label's new artists, LL Cool J. He worked at Def Jam for six years, before going independent and later running a gallery devoted to Hip-Hop photography. From these ventures, he accrued a massive archive, which lived in a storage space in the basement of his building until he sold the collection to Cornell University last year. Soon it will also live online
Adler sent Cornell University 500 vinyl recordings, an impressive collection of books in several languages and roughly 100,000 newspaper and magazine articles about rap and Hip-Hop...
(more, including a FREE download of the "All Things Considered" segment on NPR, via the download link that follows)
DOWNLOAD: CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND BILL ADLER TO CREATE A DIGITAL HIP-HOP ARCHIVE
|Sun, October 26, 2014 at 9:04 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
I've been living in Louisville, Kentucky for the month on business. This month away from home was perfect timing because I am facing several changes and transitions in my personal and professional life. During my days here I have spent a lot of time alone reflecting on my past and planning for my future. During this season of self-discovery I've come to the realization that I want to direct all of my focus into the launch of my own show, The Monica Marie Jones Show.
Based on my research I've decided to use podcasting as my platform. I fell in love with podcasts over the past year as they have helped me to learn and grow tremendously. It all started when I stumbled upon the School of Greatness podcast with Lewis Howes. I would listen to one or two of his episodes every day while working out. After a while I noticed that they began to change me for the better. Not only were they extremely inspiring, but they were also very educational in areas such as entrepreneurship and fitness.
Between the podcasts and my recent work as a radio personality for Urban Nation Radio, I made the decision that I'd like to use this popular new platform to entertain, educate, encourage and inspire you. So for the past few weeks I have been working diligently. I have been studying, doing research and I have joined The School of Greatness Academy as well as Podcaster's Paradise (With John Lee Dumas, Host of the Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast). I made these investments in me so that I can deliver a high quality product to you.
I spent all day today writing the business plan. My goal is to launch on January 1, 2015. So please allow me to share my initial vision, mission, show description and goals with you, and let me know what you think. This show is for YOU so I want your input and ideas...
The Monica Marie Jones show will lead listeners to a life of health, wealth and rewarding relationships.
The Monica Marie Jones show is a podcast that inspires listeners to take actions that continuously improve their health, wealth and relationships.
The Monica Marie Jones Show will provide entertaining encouragement in the areas of business, fitness, relationships and finance. Monica will host topic based and interview based episodes highlighting inspiring individuals such as entrepreneurs, authors, artists and everyday heroes who have a journey and a story to share that will motivate the masses. The show will air 7 days a week for 30 minutes to an hour and will include segments such as Monday Morning Motivation, Midweek Motivation, The Urban Storytellers Series and other exciting themes for each day of the week.
Goals (Year 1)
- 1 Million Downloads
- 1 Million Subscribers
- Listeners Start Businesses or Grow Their Existing Businesses
- Listeners Start, Continue and/or Complete their Educational Goals
- Listeners Engage in Healthy Relationships
- Listeners Take Steps Toward Treating Mental Health Issues
- Listeners Take Steps Toward Increasing Physical Health
- Listeners Add Value to the Lives of Others and Their Communities
- Listeners Take Steps to Increase Their Financial Literacy and Aim for - Financial Freedom
What do you think?
Please share your thoughts..
|Fri, September 26, 2014 at 8:01 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
In the minds of most Westerners, still, the Black Plague triggers thoughts of history lessons, or of movies about the Middle Ages. This is not a modern era illness we face. To oversimplify, the Black Death is supposed to be dead. Well, with recent mainstream reporting about a third world outbreak - and a public health scare as two victims returned to Atlanta (Georgia, USA) for treatment - the West likely experienced a mental software upgrade that re-ranked the disease much higher among the threats to health and chances of survival. However, as is oft the case for mainstream media, another shiny new story came up, and another (Ray Rice, U.S.-led airstrikes...whatever, take your pick); and Western reporters moved on to the next one...on to the next one. But not VICE. This is where VICE lives: Embedded in the hottest areas of stories too dangerous AND too low on the 'this just in' scale of current events for big-budget reporting outfits to care about; usually in faraway places and affecting people who are to far removed from 'us' to care about. THAT is why we f#ck with VICE: Because as a noble reporting institution that could do otherwise, it consistently chooses to find and stay on the stories that thinking and feeling people would indeed care about (or care about longer) if they were told and kept fully informed about them. Like this Black Death that the mainstream news (liberal and conservative leaning) thinks is 'dead' (e.g. a dead story). It is still VERY much alive. And not knowing and keeping up with it could still get lots and lots of us KILLED.
[I]n the fall of 2013, Beranimbo [Madagascar, Africa] had been an epicenter of a black plague outbreak that resulted in nearly 600 cases and more than 90 deaths across the country. Madagascar reports the most instances of the disease in the world. Depending on which century you're talking about, it's perhaps best known as the plague-a scourge generally associated with the Middle Ages, when rats, fleas, and poor hygiene resulted in the deaths of between 75 and 200 million people. The disease remains an enduring threat in third-world nations; public-health watchdogs report up to 2,000 cases a year.
VICE gives a detailed, two-part documentary report and writeup. Watch, starting with part 1 above. Follow the link to read more below; and hit the jump for part 2. Get this knowledge in you like medicine! Folks and the media think the 'curing' of two folks in the ATL is a triumph over what could be considered a 'scary outbreak that happened over there.' Nah, maaan. This thing could hit a city! Thousands to millions of people at risk. Maybe that'd make it 'big' enough to get outbreak coverage again but... as the VICE report adeptly put it: "[H]istory has taught us, by the time ther