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Jamarlin Martin | Episode 68

Jamarlin talks about the recent backlash against Lebron James for not speaking up for Joshua Wong and the violent Hong Kong protestors. He also covers why Black politicians are so soft on the swamp and what Elijah Muhammad said about American politics.

Jamarlin Martin | Episode 67

Jamarlin goes solo to discuss the NFL’s entertainment and “social justice” deal with Jay-Z.  We look back at the Barclays gentrification issue in the documentary “A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay-Z.” Jamarlin also looks at DeBeers and the diamond industry using Russell Simmons as a lobbyist to counter backlash from the movie “Blood Diamonds.”

Jamarlin Martin | Episode 66

The Case Against John Ali: Jamarlin Martin goes solo to discuss Malcolm X and actual facts concerning the allegations that John Ali, the former national secretary of the Nation of Islam, was an operative of the FBI or U.S. intelligence agencies. The FBI had a high-level operative, according to its files. Who was he? Includes audio of John Ali admitting he interviewed with J. Edgar Hoover.

Tunde Ogunlana | Episode 65, Part 2

Jamarlin continues his talk with Tunde Ogunlana, the CEO of Axial Family Advisors, a wealth planning firm. They discuss how QE or quantitative easing (money printing) is likely to look different in the next financial crisis in America and some tax benefits with side hustles. They also discuss why estate planning is a selfless act.

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Delane Parnell | Episode 24

Jamarlin talks to prodigy Delane Parnell, founder and CEO of high-school esports company PlayVS, which just raised a $15M series A round. They discuss how he grew up in the streets of Detroit, developed a passion for business and tech, and closed an exclusive deal with the NFHS, which writes the rules for most high school sports. Delane also talks about how he put together the raise, and how entrepreneurs can keep a positive attitude after being rejected by investors.

 

Brandon Tory | Episode 58

Part 1: Jamarlin talks to Brandon Tory, a hip-hop artist and senior software engineer at Google. They discuss Brandon’s journey from homelessness to teaching himself to code and working with Timbaland and Jimmy Iovine. Brandon talks about feeling cultural pressure to hide his “geekness” from his friends and how he landed a job as an Apple engineer.

Tony Effik | Episode 38

Jamarlin talks to Tony Effik, SVP of Client Strategy at NBCUniversal, about where the digital media business is going. Tony talks about directing strategy across the largest multi-billion dollar media portfolio, opportunities with subscriptions, and the business of podcasting. They debate whether there is a bubble developing with podcasting and whether podcasting benefits from Google and Facebook’s advertising claws are not being in the pot yet. They also discuss Silicon Valley’s love affair with MBS and how much regulation is needed to check psychopathic corporate behavior when dealing with massive data and user scale.

Diishan Imira | Episode 47

Part 1: Jamarlin talks to Diishan Imira, founder and CEO of Mayvenn, a platform to empower hair stylists and take back ownership of the beauty market. Diishan talks about why his father refused to pass down a “slave name,” his work in China, and how Black women were his first investors. They also discuss his razor-sharp focus on customers and being PR-light.

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Tunde Ogunlana | Episode 64

Part 1: Jamarlin talks to Tunde Ogunlana, the CEO of Axial Family Advisors, a wealth planning firm. We discuss what an inverted yield curve usually means in the bond market and why Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell can’t tell the public the truth when he sees big trouble on the horizon. We also discuss the global economy being trapped between massive debt and a starting place of low rates at the end of the economic cycle. This episode was recorded on May 29, 2019.

Chrissa McFarlane | Episode 63

Jamarlin talks to Chrissa McFarlane, founder and CEO of Patientory, one of the first blockchain companies focused on healthcare records. We discuss the legality of most crypto projects, whether the price of Bitcoin could go to $100K, and the idea that Bitcoin was created by a government intelligence agency.

Cedric J. Rogers | Episode 62, Part 2

Part 2: Jamarlin continues his talk with Cedric Rogers, co-founder of Culture Genesis, a digital studio focused on remixing technology for underserved audiences. They discuss founders being honest with investors about the health of their startups, and whether Zion Williamson and the NCAA sports industrial complex stole $1T of wealth from Black America. They also compare the startup game to the rap game with heavy PR fluff and Theranos-like elements in the private tech market.

Cedric J. Rogers | Episode 61

Part 1: Jamarlin talks to Cedric Rogers and Shaun Newsum, co-founders of Culture Genesis, a digital studio focused on remixing technology for underserved audiences. We discuss Cedric’s work as an engineer for Apple, where he offered product ideas directly to Steve Jobs. We also discuss whether all HBCUs should be saved considering rapid changes in debt economics and a tech-oriented environment. Or do we need to reimagine education with new money going toward more fruitful, imaginative and low-debt concepts?  

Jamarlin Martin | Episode 60

Jamarlin goes solo and talks about Facebook’s ban on Minister Louis Farrakhan and whether or not Barack Obama’s pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was always right. Jamarlin looks at then-Sen. Obama’s speech, “A More Perfect Union,” which addressed Rev. Wright’s views that white racism was endemic to America.

Brandon Tory | Episode 59, Part 2

Part 2: Jamarlin talks to Brandon Tory, a hip-hop artist and senior software engineer at Google, about the recruiting process and compensation for new tech engineers. They discuss the high stakes for Black America not scaling up in technology and the potential to weaponize tech against us, whether hip hop dumbs the people down and what a hip-hop summit would look like in 2019. They also discuss harnessing the power of tech outside the big-tech complex to promote freedom, justice, and equality.  

Brandon Tory | Episode 58

Part 1: Jamarlin talks to Brandon Tory, a hip-hop artist and senior software engineer at Google. They discuss Brandon’s journey from homelessness to teaching himself to code and working with Timbaland and Jimmy Iovine. Brandon talks about feeling cultural pressure to hide his “geekness” from his friends and how he landed a job as an Apple engineer.

Howard Franklin | Episode 57, Part 3

Part 3 of the Swamp Series: Jamarlin continues his talk with corporate lobbyist Howard Franklin, who has represented clients such as Amazon, Google and Sprint. They discuss the backdoor lobbying techniques of the swamp and the Congressional Black Caucus backing DCCC’s Cheri Bustos, who threatened to “blacklist” young candidates that challenge the DNC establishment in the 2020 election. They also discuss the Congressional Black Caucus supporting the Clinton crime bill (mass incarceration) and the case for reparations for African-American descendents of slaves. 

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