Nipsey Hussle's mantra was all about recycling the Black dollar, supporting Black businesses, and things like that. That was his message," begins William P. Miller, founder of WP Miller Special Events. "So, it surprised me when I saw that a white, Jewish woman had planned his funeral. How did this happen?"
As a co-founder of The Black Table, William P. Miller is a name widely known and respected by those in the Los Angeles events community and nationally across the country. In business for more than 30 years, not only does he create events for VIPs, but the guests of these events are most times VIPs in their own right.
What would you do if, after a serious car accident, some neurological issues and brain scans revealed you had a large brain tumor that could potentially derail your life plans?
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As the sun sets on a September evening in the heart of Los Angeles' cultural landmark, Leimert Park, there's excitement brewing over the grand opening of SoFi Stadium, the largest stadium and entertainment complex opening for the NFL games and the selected location for Super Bowl LVI.
Initially, Tammy Dickerson didn't set out to become one of Los Angeles' most highly awarded event producers. "I'm a very spiritual person. It's really how I live. It's the light of who I am as an individual, so it was absolutely a leap of faith that I took to leave corporate America and start my own business," she begins. "It's been an amazing blessing [for nearly 30 years]."
What do Floyd Mayweather, Kenya Barris, and the 1500 Or Nothin music collective have in common? They all depend on sisters Mena and Shantee Wright, co-founders of Wright Productions, to produce and execute large-scale, headline-grabbing events.
Since businesses, movie theaters, and all public gathering places have shuttered their doors to the public, many content creators and organizations have been clamoring to find new ways to distribute their materials to the masses. While being stuck indoors can feel isolating and lonely, below are some ways to help lighten the blow.
It would be putting it lightly to say business is booming for Leslie Jones, the founder and Lead Planner of Leslie Marie Events, an events company specializing in weddings.
Everyone knows about Zoom. It's our classrooms, boardrooms, and parties. It seems like Zoom rose to popularity overnight, but the company has been nine years in the making.Zoom went public in Spring 2019, though it was founded in 2011. When COVID-19 restrictions were set, Zoom was our friend we could depend on.
Due to the new government quarantine mandates, working from home is a new concept for which not everyone is best prepared. According to the US Census, before the COVID-19 crisis, only about 5% of Americans were working remotely. Now, that number is closer to 30%.