The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Rachel Noerdlinger

Originally published on The Industry Cosign June 9, 2015 Rachel Noerdlinger is a Managing Director at Mercury, a leading national, bipartisan strategy firm that she joined in January 2015. She is based out of the New York City office where she practices strategic communications, crisis management and public affairs, along with community engagement in electoral… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Rachel Noerdlinger

Jonathan McReynolds Launches the Elihu Nation Scholarship!

GRAMMY® NOMINATED ACCLAIMED ARTIST JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS LAUNCHES THREE SCHOLARSHIPS WITH HIS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, ELIHU NATION   Chicago, IL (May 25, 2016) – Following a successful launch of his nonprofit organization Elihu Nation earlier this year in his native Chicago, acclaimed GRAMMY® nominated artist Jonathan McReynolds is launching the Elihu Nation Scholarship, comprising a total of… Continue reading Jonathan McReynolds Launches the Elihu Nation Scholarship!

The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Wes Jackson

Originally published on The Industry Cosign June 22, 2015 Wes Jackson is currently the President of Brooklyn Bodega and Executive Director of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. He has over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in the music business. His career began producing concerts for Nas, The Roots, The Dave Matthews Band and… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Wes Jackson

The 5Ws: Tray Kearney

Originally published on The Industry Cosign March 4, 2015 Who: Tray Kearney, Producer/TV Host/Writer What: Woman to Woman Show Why: The Woman to Woman show’s mission is to share my journey and help restore hope in Women, Men and Families after infidelity. Women are being devastated by the effects of cheating and families are being… Continue reading The 5Ws: Tray Kearney

Africa Miranda: ‘I’m thankful for every experience I’ve had that’s led me to this point’

Originally published on The Industry Cosign January 6, 2015 Africa Miranda is a busy woman these days. Besides being a brand ambassador for Creme of Nature, she is also a cast member on the reality TV show, The New Atlanta. The shows features professional women in the Southern hotspot seeking career fulfillment and love. The… Continue reading Africa Miranda: ‘I’m thankful for every experience I’ve had that’s led me to this point’

The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Cynamin Jones

Originally published on The Industry Cosign December 30, 2014 Title: Creator, Brand Connoisseur Company: REVEAL AGENCY Location: NYC Cynamin Jones founded REVEAL Agency in 2009. Prior to forming the boutique agency, Cynamin served as the VP Of Public Relations at Wu Wear for 7 years where she served as the head of PR, Marketing &… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Cynamin Jones

The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Cassandra Mack

Title: CVO Company: Strategies for Empowered Living Inc. Location: New York, NY Affectionately donned, The First Lady of Urban Self-Help, Cassandra Mack, MSW is an author, entrepreneur, life coach and training facilitator who is on a mission to empower others to succeed in their careers,  relationships and lives. A social worker by training, Cassandra Mack,… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Cassandra Mack

Malcolm Jenkins: ‘I Have a Responsibility to our Youth to be a Positive Role Model’

Originally published on The Industry Cosign December 17, 2014 role model noun “a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.” It’s often been stated that athletes have a responsibility for being a positive role models for children because of their status as professional players. Although… Continue reading Malcolm Jenkins: ‘I Have a Responsibility to our Youth to be a Positive Role Model’

The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Phil Thornton

Originally published on The Industry Cosign June 2, 2015 Title: Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational Company: eOne Music and Ten2One Entertainment Location: Nashville, TN Because he wears so many hats, there are plenty of words that can be used to describe music industry executive and television producer, Phil Thornton. Ingenious. Brilliant. Ambitious. But… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Phil Thornton

The 5Ws: Joshua Christie

Originally published on The Industry Cosign April 20, 2015 Who: Joshua A. Christie What: 72andSunny – Rights and Clearance (Business Affairs) Why: 72andSunny creates cultural impact on behalf of brands. The company is recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2015 and is a two-time “Agency of the Year” winner for Advertising Age… Continue reading The 5Ws: Joshua Christie

The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Angelo Ellerbee

Originally published on The Industry Cosign July 1, 2015 It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But it can also be one of the surest routes to success – or failure. For artist development guru Angelo Ellerbee, imitating and building upon the tactics of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy – a… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Angelo Ellerbee

The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Kevin Powell

Title:  President & Cofounder Company: BK Nation Location: Brooklyn, NY Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. Kevin is a native of Jersey City, raised by a single mother in extreme poverty, but managed to study at Rutgers University in New Brunswick thanks to New… Continue reading The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Kevin Powell

Jamal Smith Is… Everything Brooklyn

Originally published on The Industry Cosign April 6, 2015 The stronger ones are the people who go through a struggle and/or hardship and continues to, not only live life, but, stake their claim on the goal they are trying to achieve.  As most entrepreneurs know, it’s never about just working but, more so, working on… Continue reading Jamal Smith Is… Everything Brooklyn

Angela Yee: ‘If You Aren’t In Love With What You Do, Then How Can You Give 110%?’

Originally published on The Industry Cosign January 28, 2015 Being the only female of your crew gives you the opportunity to stand out and be recognized in a light others in your group may not get. This is especially relevant in Hip-Hop. Look at Eve (Ruff Ryders), Lil Kim (Junior Mafia) and The Lady of… Continue reading Angela Yee: ‘If You Aren’t In Love With What You Do, Then How Can You Give 110%?’

Lita Lewis: ‘I decided that pursuing a career in health and fitness is my calling’

Originally published on The Industry Cosign December 17, 2014 Having a presence on social media is a must these days in order to be successful, in any line of work. When you are the brand and what you display is what people will be drawn to, it’s vital to take advantage of that and with… Continue reading Lita Lewis: ‘I decided that pursuing a career in health and fitness is my calling’