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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium Presented by Exclusive Financial Strategies and Pinnacle Bank


The Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium is designed for budding entrepreneurs and early-stage startup founders seeking to develop stronger entrepreneurial skills and to build their network. Participants who can bring intellectual rigor, curiosity, and the drive to execute the skills acquired will see a transformation.


MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 23, 2019 – The Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium, presented by Exclusive Financial Strategies and Pinnacle Bank, was created by Dr. Jerry and Winter Bobo for aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage startup founders seeking to develop stronger entrepreneurial skills and to build their networks.  The inaugural event will be held at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center at 3663 Appling in Bartlett Sat., June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Experts from various fields will come together to empower, inspire, and most importantly educate start up entrepreneurs about how to build and maintain their new or existing businesses.

Speakers include Sr. Vice President and Financial Advisor Sean Henneberger of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Ralph Bond of Exclusive Financial Strategies, and more.


The Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium is designed for budding entrepreneurs and early-stage startup founders seeking to develop stronger entrepreneurs and early-stage startup founders seeking to develop stronger entrepreneurial skills and to build their networks.

Participants who can bring intellectual rigor, curiosity, and the drive to execute the skills acquired will see a transformation.


           Saturday, June 29, 2019
                   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center
                    3663 Appling Road
                   Bartlett, Tennessee 38133


                  Early Bird Registration: $57
                  Vendor Registration: $250

“It’s always great to have an opportunity to consult with aspiring entrepreneurs and to see the grow to become successful entrepreneurs,” said Sr. Vice President and Financial Advisor Sean Henneberger of Pinnacle Financial Partners who will also be a speaker at the Symposium.

Attendees will have the opportunity to register for participation in a future business pitch competition in the presence of lenders, SBA representatives, and investors.  

"Memphis is a great city, but it’s only as great as its economy. A successful and thriving small business community is the backbone of any city. This can help to combat poverty and ultimately reduce crime,” said Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium co-founder Dr. Jerry Bobo.

Three single mothers who are aspiring or emerging entrepreneurs will receive a grant valued at $3000 apiece which includes business mentoring and coaching. Seven additional single mothers will receive free tickets to the symposium.

“The goal is for my husband Doc and I to continue to contribute to a successful Memphis economy as entrepreneurs and business coaches, and to advocate and to help to contribute to the success of other emerging entrepreneurs for years to come in Memphis," said Black Box Symposium co-founder Winter Bobo.

The Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium was founded by power couple Dr. Jerry and Winter Bobo who are entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, and business coaches.

For more info on Dr. Jerry and Winter Bobo,

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Monday, April 15, 2019

"The Lucky Eleven" Independent Film, Producer & Director by G. W. Tillman Jr ©️ 2019

On June 29, 2019, not only will we honor this Fiskite by giving back to children in Ghana, and Fisk University but we will also pay homage to the 4th African- American quarterback from Fisk University in the NFL, John “JJ” Jones. This black-tie event will be held at the iconic Graceland House in Memphis and spotlight the talented Lucky 11 football players including Joe “Jefferson Street” Gilliam.

The Premiering of "The Lucky Eleven" documentary a Red Carpet Black Tie Affair. Coming in June at The Guesthouse at Graceland. A story about a group of young African-American Althetes during the late 60s early to mid 70s having struggles with performing and play sports at white Colleges and Universities. The biggest of the group came from SouthSide High School. From other schools were Hamilton,Messick, Melrose, Lester, Mitchell, East, and Douglas. These young men were some of the best Althetes in Memphis,Tn. They range from State Champions to All Americans and they all went to Fisk University. This film is in memory of (John JJ Jones) and (Jefferson Street Joe Gilliam)two of the first BLACK Quarter Backs in the NFL "STRAIGHT OUT OF" Nashville and Memphis Tennessee. With this project we have supported one student at Fisk Univ. and supported elementary students in Ghana to have bottle drink water. We need everyones help come see a historical film of great men. Photo with Memphis own Bev. Johnson of Historic WDIA Radio are LD Galloway and Andre Johnson two of the Lucky Eleven.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Steve Brown American Actor, Director, Writer, Comedian

He is a wonderful example of hardwork and determination! He is a visionary and has the gift of creating his own reality! Truly amazing #shoutout to a man of will powerπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Steve Brown is the CEO of Steve Brown Productions. His passion for performance arts formed when he was a mere teenager. It started with a summer camp through the City of Memphis. It was called “Echoes of Truth”. Steve was trained by the best, Flo Roach, Reginald Gaston, Minister Courtney Franklin and the list goes on. For six weeks during camp the students had to learn songs, act and dance.

Steve Brown was able to perform in front of thousands at the Memphis historic Orpheum Theater. The passion left but came back in the summer of 2016 when he debuted in his first adult stage play called “Clean This House”. After that production, Steve became lead actor in productions such as:
“Speak to your Mountain” (Total Spirit Ministries), “Significant Other”(Larry Nutall Productions),” Sex Play” (MAW Productions), “Survivors Story” (Amy Stuckey).

Steve Brown was so successful as lead actor in multiple productions that he excelled to the next level of his career when he decided to have his own production company. It was a sold out performance that added to his credibility as owner of a performance Arts company. The stage play called “Men Gossip Too”.This show sold out three consecutive times and after great responses he decided to right another stage play entitled “Work Husband”.

During the writing on this production Steve Brown was also recording his very 1st miniseries titled, “The Collins” A Steve Brown Productions. This mini series and the three sold out shows towards the follow up production opened so many doors for Brown.

Steve Brown is currently doing promo runs and is in the process of taking his amazing stage play “The Work Husband” on the road.
Steve states that, “All of this would have not been possible with such great support and great mentors like Larry Nutall, Tauris Hines and Amy Stuckey. Thanks Memphis I Love You.”

For more inquiries about Steve Brown please click on the links below.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A tribute to Nipsey Hussle the Great, a divine man who's legacy lives on

Let's take a moment to pay Homage and our Deepest Regards to a man that has made such an impact in his community and across America!
He has created resources and revenue in rural areas in his hometown of California and was in the process of working with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the city’s police chief to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence and help kids.
In his passing,  I have learned so much about his good deeds and charity to his community as I revisited his life with millions of people around the world since the news first aired about his murder. He was truly an iconic man.

Nipsey Hussle was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom on August 15, 1985 and was recently murdered March 31, 2019.
Nipsey was an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and community activist from Los Angeles, California.

Nipsey Hussle first debuted on the West Coast in the hip hop scene in the mid-2000s.
At that time he was known for his numerous mixtapes, including his “Bullets Ain't Got No Name series”, “The Marathon”, “The Marathon Continues” and “Crenshaw”,the last of which rapper Jay-Z bought 100 copies of for $100 each.

He successfully accomplished ground breaking records and over careful deliberation Nipsey decided to sign with a label, his debut studio album Victory Lap was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim and commercial success and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.

On March 31, 2019, Hussle was fatally shot outside his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles.
Eric Holder, a 29-year-old man who had confronted Hussle earlier in the day, was arrested and charged with murder on April 2, 2019.
Purported gangbanger Eric “Sh-tty Cuz” Holder was arrested around 1:30 p.m. local time in Bellflower, Calif., about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Charges against Holder, 29, were not immediately announced, but the Los Angeles Police Department had accused him of gunning down Hussle outside the his LA clothing store on Sunday

Sources at the scene of Nipsey's murder has told multiple news reporters after Eric Holder allegedly shot Nipsey twice and the rapper fell to the ground, Nipsey raised his head and said something to the effect of, "You shot me, you got me, I'm good."
Video surveillance around Nipsey Hussle's store shows the alleged shooter Eric Holder had already started to walk away but turned around and walked back in Nipsey's direction when he realized the rapper was still alive. That's when Holder fired additional shots at Nipsey and those bullets, eyewitnesses believe, that killed him.

On April 9, 2019 sources across America released BREAKING NEWS stating that Nipsey Hussle death certificate released from LA Department of Public Health. Record shows he died 35 minutes after being shot multiple times.

"I give my respect and love to Nipsey Hussle's family and friends, Ermias's legacy will live on through all his acts of kindness and in people across the world.
Rest in Power Nipsey HussleπŸ–€"

Here's a video message from Ermias Joseph Asghedom's mother addressing the world about this unfortunate event.

For more information about Nipsey Hussle please click on the links below.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Allasica Byrd Entrepreneur and Entertainer

She is definitely a woman of many hats! She is driven, Ambitious and Dedicated! She is a force to be reckoned with!! A huge #shoutout to her!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Allasica Michelle Byrd is a mother of three children,a set of twins Zauria and Zmed McKnight and baby brother Bryce whom are also musicians in a band called “New Found Band-Mcknight 3”.
Allasica Byrd is a Respiratory Therapist, Entrepreneur (Business Owner), Owner of small real estate company in Coahoma County, Owner of The Delta Byrd (emporium in Clarksdale consisting of Vintage, art,live music, small bites, tourism), Owner of new coming The Byrd Cage (Venue/Renting Space for events, kitchen shaped in bird cage style, little house on the prairie styled restrooms with vintage birdhouse stage for bands), Songstress and her genre is gospel.
(Gospel Album: When the Delta Byrd Sings)
Allasica is also an Author (Book: When the Delta Byrd Sings) and Producer (Up and coming movie: When the Delta Byrd Sings).

Allasica Byrd began singing at the age of 3 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, she is the sister to noted blue's musician Anthony “ Big A” Sherrod.
Allasica is a gospel singer and her range is comparable to more of a bluesy and heartfelt evocative style of music. In her songs she narrates about pain and triumphing over the hardship and finding joy and salvation in God.
Allasica Byrd's debut album “When the bird sings” has hit singles such as “ The Lord's prayer”, “ Trouble of the world”, and “God specializes “. The CD is available on location at her store “The Delta bird”  or you can download it on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify or CD Baby.
It is also streaming on air in Clarksdale, Mississippi on channel 91.3 WROX and Helena's 94.5 KJIN.

Awarded as "Modern Day Champion" from Clarksdale's mayor on Feb. 25th

For more information about Allasica Byrd and her endeavors please click on the link below. 

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