THE DAYMOND JOHN ACADEMY (DJA) AND THE HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL (HHSYC) CELEBRATE “HIP HOP AGAINST GUN & GANG VIOLENCE WEEK” AS PROCLAIMED BY NYC MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG,
THE NYC COUNCIL AND NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE EDWARD MANGANO
AT THE SHERATON HOTEL WITH PLANS TO CURB GUN & GANG VIOLENCE BY CONSULTING, TRAINING AND PREPARING ENTREPRENEURS FOR SUCCESS.
The DJA and the HHSYC will use the success of John and influence of the Hip-Hop Culture to address poverty, develop entrepreneurs,
create employment and empower communities.
New York, NY May 21, 2013—To show support for “Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Week” Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council board member Daymond John, who is also the founder of FUBU and star of the hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank,” kicked off his Daymond John Academy at the Sheraton Times Square in New York during “Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Week” to make a statement regarding his economic strategy and commitment to curb gun and gang violence. The purpose of the event was to show new entrepreneurs how to succeed. The Academy’s goal is to help 500 members launch their own business this year.
By BIG CED
For us, by us.
You’ve heard the phrase, you know the story, you remember the brand. Yes, F.U.B.U. may have been the first brand to basically tell everyone that this fashion line is for a particular audience and yes, you’re wearing clothes meant for others, yet, you find it stylish without realizing that it wasn’t initially meant for you.
Who would have thought that a blatant form of marketing would have hit the way it did? Do you remember the first official spokesperson of the company, LL Cool J? How about F.U.B.U. getting free advertisement on a commercial without anyone realizing it? Yes, that F.U.B.U. cap worn by James Todd Smith while endorsing and appearing in a GAP commercial is classic!
Now, meet one of the four men responsible for the company that encouraged countless other entrepreneurs to chase their dreams in fashion. Yes, you may see the “shark” Daymond John weekly on ABC, but, don’t get it twisted. Co-founder J. Alexander Martin is still on the scene and still making it happen!
Let’s go back a few years. Did you and your partners in F.U.B.U. have any idea how successful you all would be? And I mean to the extent of how popular you are and, of course, the financial benefits? Read more…
Rick Ross, Fabolous, DJ Irie, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Ne-Yo, Emily B, Chingy, Lil’ Jon and many others came out to support Hennessy this weekend at the “Hennessy NBA All-Star Weekend TakeOver” events in Orlando, Florida. The stars converged at Orlando hot spots, Vain and the Sheltair Executive Airport Hanger in celebration of the big weekend.
PHOTO CREDIT: Thaddeaus McAdams, Exclusive Access.net, Drew Mims of Mims Media, LLC, Danny Vega Read more…