Steven D. Bates

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An angel is an affluent person who invests his or her own money in a business startup, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. In the U.S. there are currently about 7.2 million accredited investors, or individuals who earn $200,000 or more each year or whose net worth (not including their home) exceeds $1 million. Deals can range from $150,000 to $1 million, but the average angel investment in the first half of 2013 was $337,850.
BLACK ANGELS
For entrepreneurs seeking accredited investors Blackenterprise.com identified 20 angels you should know about:

Troy Carter, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Atom FactorSimone Castillo, Office of the Vice Chair, Tax, KPMGKen Coleman, Special Adviser, Andreessen HorowitzWilliam Crowder, Partner, DreamIt VenturesStephen DeBerry, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Bronze InvestmentsErica Duignan Minnihan, Managing Partner, DreamIt VenturesJon Gosier, Founder, D8A Group, UpStream Analytics, and adviser at SiftDeckMichael Howard, Founder and Managing Member, MJH GroupCharles Hudson, Partner, SoftTech VCDaymond John, Founder, FUBU; CEO, Shark BrandingPaul Judge, Chief Research Officer and VP, Barracuda NetworksLauren Maillian Bias, Founder and CEO, Luxury Market BrandingErik Moore, Founder and Managing Partner, Base VenturesValerie Mosley, Chairwoman, Valmo VenturesAti Okelo Williams, Founder, DC Home BuzzEghosa Omoigui, Managing Partner, EchoVC PartnersLorine Pendleton, U.S. Director of Business Development, DentonsTim Reese, Co-founder, Minority Angel Investors NetworkRodney Sampson, Founder, Opportunity UpAdaora Udoji, Founder, The Boshia Group

An angel is an affluent person who invests his or her own money in a business startup, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. In the U.S. there are currently about 7.2 million accredited investors, or individuals who earn $200,000 or more each year or whose net worth (not including their home) exceeds $1 million. Deals can range from $150,000 to $1 million, but the average angel investment in the first half of 2013 was $337,850.

BLACK ANGELS

For entrepreneurs seeking accredited investors Blackenterprise.com identified 20 angels you should know about:

Troy Carter, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Atom Factor
Simone Castillo, Office of the Vice Chair, Tax, KPMG
Ken Coleman, Special Adviser, Andreessen Horowitz
William Crowder, Partner, DreamIt Ventures
Stephen DeBerry, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Bronze Investments
Erica Duignan Minnihan, Managing Partner, DreamIt Ventures
Jon Gosier, Founder, D8A Group, UpStream Analytics, and adviser at SiftDeck
Michael Howard, Founder and Managing Member, MJH Group
Charles Hudson, Partner, SoftTech VC
Daymond John, Founder, FUBU; CEO, Shark Branding
Paul Judge, Chief Research Officer and VP, Barracuda Networks
Lauren Maillian Bias, Founder and CEO, Luxury Market Branding
Erik Moore, Founder and Managing Partner, Base Ventures
Valerie Mosley, Chairwoman, Valmo Ventures
Ati Okelo Williams, Founder, DC Home Buzz
Eghosa Omoigui, Managing Partner, EchoVC Partners
Lorine Pendleton, U.S. Director of Business Development, Dentons
Tim Reese, Co-founder, Minority Angel Investors Network
Rodney Sampson, Founder, Opportunity Up
Adaora Udoji, Founder, The Boshia Group

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The aim of controversial new ‘voter ID laws’ in Republican states is to suppress the Democrat vote under the guise of addressing a non-problem of ‘voter-fraud’. Florida Republican politician Don Yelton said .. "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks so be it ..  the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.”  Mike Turzai,  a leading Republican politician in Pennsylvania, said in 2012 .. “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done”

 

The aim of controversial new ‘voter ID laws’ in Republican states is to suppress the Democrat vote under the guise of addressing a non-problem of ‘voter-fraud’. Florida Republican politician Don Yelton said .. "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks so be it ..  the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.”  Mike Turzai,  a leading Republican politician in Pennsylvania, said in 2012 .. “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done”

(Source: editorialcartoonists.com)

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REST IN POWER…
March 4, 1944 - June 27, 2014
The legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died after a lengthy series of illnesses at the age of 70.  There had been false rumors of his death for a week on the internet but it appears that Mr. Womack died this morning.
Womack became principally a writer and guitarist for an A-list of 60s Soul and Rock stars, including Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin and others. Interestingly, while he had established himself as a top notch songwriter, it took a 1968 cover of the pop standard “Fly Me to the Moon” to jump start his solo career, hitting the Soul Top 20. Over the next 4 years, he alternated original compositions (“What Is This,” “More Than I Can Stand”) and pop covers (“I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “Sweet Caroline”) to stay a middling Soul charter. However, from 1972-76, a series of his own excellent compositions propelled him to the top of the Soul charts. Songs like “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” “Harry Hippie,” “Check It Out” and “Daylight” provided a Southern soulfulness that more resembled the gritty Memphis and Alabama sounds of Aretha and Sam and Dave than the silky sounds emanating from Detroit and Philadelphia.

REST IN POWER…

March 4, 1944 - June 27, 2014

The legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died after a lengthy series of illnesses at the age of 70.  There had been false rumors of his death for a week on the internet but it appears that Mr. Womack died this morning.

Womack became principally a writer and guitarist for an A-list of 60s Soul and Rock stars, including Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin and others. Interestingly, while he had established himself as a top notch songwriter, it took a 1968 cover of the pop standard “Fly Me to the Moon” to jump start his solo career, hitting the Soul Top 20. Over the next 4 years, he alternated original compositions (“What Is This,” “More Than I Can Stand”) and pop covers (“I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “Sweet Caroline”) to stay a middling Soul charter. However, from 1972-76, a series of his own excellent compositions propelled him to the top of the Soul charts. Songs like “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” “Harry Hippie,” “Check It Out” and “Daylight” provided a Southern soulfulness that more resembled the gritty Memphis and Alabama sounds of Aretha and Sam and Dave than the silky sounds emanating from Detroit and Philadelphia.

(Source: somethingbeginningwithc)

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