Why Ghana will no longer sell cocoa to Switzerland – Face2Face Africa

 

A year ago, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo became the first African leader to be invited in about 60 years on a state visit to Switzerland. But his visit may not have gone as his host would wish as he announced that his country will soon end the process of selling raw materials to trade partners for onward value addition.

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FROM TOY COLLECTOR TO TOY DESIGNER | EP #239 feat Rocom and Blueprint – YouTube

Some great business jewels dropped here… makes me wanna start a toy line for collectors….

This week on the podcast we are joined by hip-hop artist and toy designer, Rocom. He and Blueprint sit down to talk about his journey from doing graphic design to designing his own toy line Rocom Toys that has seen massive support. He also breaks down the keys to launching several successful kickstarter campaigns where he far exceeded his goals. His story truly illustrates that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Lots of jewels in this one folks!

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10 CHEAP THINGS EVERY ARTIST NEEDS | EP #238 feat Blueprint & Illogic

Great show with a lot of good info

As artists we often tell ourselves that the solution to our problems is money. And while money would definitely help us reach many of our goals faster, viewing things that way causes us to overlook the simple and cheap things that are right under our noses and can help us perform our jobs better. In this episode, Blueprint and Illogic break down 10 cheap things that every artist needs to have.

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The 8 Best Alternatives to Patreon

I’d also add bbnomics.com which is black owned..

Looking to crowdfund your next project? These Patreon alternatives can help you do just that.

“Thank you to my Patreons, I’ll see you guys next time,” is probably one of the most frequently heard sentences from content creators on YouTube.

Many content creators, especially those with fewer subscribers on YouTube, rely on funds from their supporters to keep their channels running. But because giving out banking details on the internet is a dangerous move, many direct their supporters to crowdfunding websites like Patreon.

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Black Farmer’s Antibiotic-Free Meat Products Now Available in Grocery Stores and Online

Ricky Dollison, farmer and owner of of Warrior Creek Premium Meats

Need a bunch more cats like him…. I know a few…

 

Meet Ricky Dollison, a fourth-generation African American farmer who is the owner of Dollison Farms located in Poulan, Georgia. He is also the owner of a company called Warrior Creek Premium Meats that produces responsibly raised, antibiotic-free bacon, sausage, ground beef, ribeye steaks, pork tenderloins, and chicken leg quarters.

The family-owned and operated business also produces a multitude of leafy greens, peanuts, cotton, soybeans, and corn for their livestock. They also raise cattle and their signature swine, “The Georgia Dolli”, in which their premium sausage, country cut bacon, and ham are derived.

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Black-Owned Rideshare Looking To Be a Safer Alternative for Women and Children

ScoopM Rideshare

Diondre Lewis, a technology entrepreneur, who also runs training programs in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area noticed that many of his students were having issues with transportation to get themselves to his classes. To solve this pain point, Lewis decided to create a rideshare service, ScoopM, that would be safer than the traditional rideshare companies.

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FAME VERSUS OWNERSHIP | EP #223 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

Great show explaining the business of ownership…

Because we do speak about ownership quite often on this podcast, it is always refreshing to see the conversation happen on bigger platforms. This week that happened courtesy of some viral tweets by Kanye West, who took to twitter to voice his dissatisfaction with his recording contract. He posted his contract for all to see, pointing out that even though he is now a billionaire, there is no way for him to ever get ownership of his music due to the nature of his contract. As with most things, Kanye was a little over the top in his presentation, but the truth couldn’t be ignored: record labels have deals in place that are highly in their favor and should be talked about. In this episode, we have a discussion about fame versus ownership, why Kanye is in the position he is in, and why an artists like the late Nipsey Hussle went the opposite route.

FAME VERSUS OWNERSHIP | EP #223 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube