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Month: January 2016

Jon Connor of Flint,MI Provides a Real Voice and Working Solutions for the #FlintWaterCrisis



You see images and news clips of third world country’s or find hashtags on Twitter and Instagram of a tragedy overseas and we, as Americans, feel sympathy and want to send our condolences and resources to help, but what about those suffering right in our own county? Flint,Michigan has been making headlines for the past several weeks since their on going water crisis is worsening as the entire city, whose population is 60% black, have been forced to drink, shower, and cook with water contaminated with lead that can cause brain damage, kidney damage, miscarriage in pregnant women, among other serious illnesses, and ultimately death.The drawn out and avoidable tragedy began when Governor Rick Synder decided to switch Flint’s water source from Lake Huron (one of the 5 Great Lakes) to the Flint River in an effort to “save money”. This has now left the city of Flint,MI struggling to stay alive and well as they cope with not having something as essential and simple as clean water.

The real voices from the city of Flint aren’t being heard and without proper understanding of the problem, you can’t provide proper solutions. I got the chance to speak with artist Jon Connor of Flint,Michigan and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment about what’s really going on on the ground in Flint, how we can effectively get involved, and why the #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t a trendy conversation starter, but a great problem in humanity in our country.

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Girl Boss: Tiffany Simmons Talks New Reality Series, Improving The Justice System, & Provides the REAL Definition of a Boss

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If you’re an active social media user in the world of millennials I’m sure you’ve seen and heard the word “boss” to describe ones self thrown around more times than you can stomach. Due to the seemingly inevitable trend of celebrating and duplicating extreme mediocrity, facades, and other sheepish behavior, the true definition of what a “boss” is and represents has gotten lost somewhere in the midst of all the smoke and mirrors, however Elite Eye Publishing got the chance to sit down with the law firm made for this generation, Simmons Law, to send out a few friendly and factual reminders and tips on what it takes to be a real boss and an asset to your community.

Simmons Law was founded in 2009 by Tiffany Simmons after she graduated from Florida A&M University and passed her bar exam on her first attempt, which many law students looking to practice law will tell you isn’t that easy of a task. Having a passion for business as well as helping people solve their problems is what laid Tiffany’s foundation to be able to be a part of the 5% of lawyer’s in America that are black women. Let me repeat that, only 5% of lawyer’s in America are black women. These are the types of women we want our generation of girls under us to see and recognize as true bosses. As we enter 2016, read on how girl boss, Tiffany Simmons and Simmons Law is gearing up to continue their journey of being a legal voice for this generation through offering great legal services, advice, and counsel as well as some entertainment as Tiffany prepares for her new reality series Atlanta Law, because lawyer’s and real girl bosses are LIT too!

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