Shanti Das spent 20 years as an executive in the music industry working
with such artists as Outkast, TLC, Erykah Badu and Vivian Green. Having
learned the business by working with such successful industry
trendsetters as Antonio “L.A” Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Das
put it all on paper in 2010 when she wrote the now best-seller "The
Hip-Hop Professional: A Woman's Guide to Climbing the Ladder of Success
in the Entertainment Business."
In recent years, Philadelphia has become a leading center for the academic study of sports. Research is focused across the spectrum, from the economic benefit of naming rights of local arenas, to diversity in sports.
According to CNN, 2013 ended with the weakest job growth since January
2011. With a job market that is still struggling to recover from the
turmoil of the past decade, many hopeful job-seekers are applying to
multiple jobs daily. And only a fraction of the jobs that they
have applied for actually respond and even less result in an interview. Although the most common mistakes in an interview are a result of
thoughtlessness, they can be avoided with some minor preparation.
Tech innovator John W. Thompson was named chairman of the board of directors of Microsoft
Corporation. A veteran in the field for more than 40 years, he is one of
a few high-ranking African Americans in technology. He replaces company founder and former chairman of the board, Bill
Gates. (Gates has stepped into a new role as founder and technology advisor.)