Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?

Typically when an article mentions Jamaica, it’s part of a list of nice places to visit in the Caribbean, a port of call for a cruise ship or maybe part of a profile on Reggae music. Jamaica is rarely mentioned as a good place to do business. But one entrepreneur is trying to change that. Read more about Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?[…]

How We’ll Remember Kobe: The Ball Player

Hijacking Italian Basketball League warmups as an 11 year old. Destroying a teammate so badly in one-on-one that it nearly caused a riot. Waking up at 5 a.m. to practice while his teammates slept. Rapping The Blueprint in the back of the bus. These are the stories that define Kobe Bryant to those who know him Read more about How We’ll Remember Kobe: The Ball Player[…]

Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates

“My family is seventh-generation from Los Angeles, my great grandfather was actually the first Mayor of Santa Monica. I think I lived in 16 different houses growing up, everywhere from Elvis’s old bachelor pad, to living across the street from the old Tate House on Cielo [where the Charles Manson “family” committed the Tate murders in Read more about Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates[…]

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is What Happens When Black Women Control Their Art

Millions of people saw one of the world’s most powerful black women fight her demons on Saturday, and win. Not far into Lemonade, Beyoncé is in a Victorian-era room, submerged in water. It is one of the more gripping scenes in the hourlong visual album that previewed her most recent album release. In it, she sings Read more about Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is What Happens When Black Women Control Their Art[…]

How Kat Cole Went From Hooters Girl to Running a Billion-Dollar Brand

Story bought to you by The rise of a self-made American woman Kat Cole is irrepressible. Currently a group president at food conglomerate Focus Brands, the 37-year-old exec has been heading up billion-dollar businesses since she was just 32, when she took the reins at Cinnabon. That’s after she rose the corporate ranks at Hooters and managed Read more about How Kat Cole Went From Hooters Girl to Running a Billion-Dollar Brand[…]