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Authentic Conversations with Scholars.

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Welcome to the ScholarChip$ Podcast, a platform for authentic conversations with scholars. Hosted by Larry Whitley and Tone Gaines—two accomplished attorneys with roots deep on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin—our mission is twofold: (i) to provide a space for engaging dialogues with scholars from diverse fields and (ii) to champion the pursuit of academics as a key pathway to upward mobility within Black and Brown communities. As Black men who have navigated the journey from Milwaukee's inner city to professional heights in the legal arena, Larry and Tone bring unique perspectives and unwavering commitment to empowering listeners through knowledge, inspiration, and community engagement. Tap in with us at ScholarChip$ as we break barriers and build bridges, one conversation at a time.

Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances.

email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!
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Tone and Larry chop it up with Edward Wright, Esq (mentor and friend of the pod) about his professional journey, which illustrates the importance of charting your own course (while also highlighting the versatility of a law degree). If this episode resonates with you at all, please go ahead and subscribe, drop a comment, and tell a friend to tell a friend!More about Eddie:Captain Edward Wright will promote to Major on May 12, 2024. He currently serves as the Chief of Client Legal Services for III Armored Corps and Fort Cavazos. The Chief of Client Legal Services leads a team that serve III Armored Corps, the Fort Cavazos Installation, and over 450,000 eligible clients; including Soldiers, Dependents, Reservist and Retirees in the Central Texas Region. He supervises 6 Judge Advocates, 4 Paralegals, and 4 civilian employees (2 civilian attorneys and 2 civilian paralegals). CPT Wright is responsible for the compliance of Army Regulation (AR) 27-3; including but not limited to, providing adequate training to all assigned personnel; reviewing all office administrative procedures, reports of legal assistance services, client satisfaction surveys; taking reasonable measures to ensure lawyers and paralegals conform their conduct to the rules of professional responsibility and periodic review of incoming and out-going correspondence. He also establishes local legal assistance policies and procedures consistent with AR 27-3 and manages the processing of tort and affirmative claims on Fort Cavazos. CPT Wright has served as a Brigade Judge Advocate, Senior Trial Counsel, Trial Defense Counsel, and Administrative Law Attorney. His duty assignments include 101st Airborne Division, Fort Cambell, KY; Trial Defense Service – West Region, Fort Wainwright, AK; 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Cavazos, TX; and III Armored Corps, Fort Cavazos, TX. Prior to serving in the JAG Corps, CPT Wright ran his own Solo practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2011-1017 and worked for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office from 2009-2011. CPT Wright earned a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University and Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Affairs and Global Politics from Marquette University.Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 500 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Join us in a captivating conversation with Attorney Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques as we explore his life journey, education, and current role at the National Urban League. We discuss vital topics, from the power of voting to the enduring impact of the civil rights movement, all delivered with a 'by any means necessary' approach."More about Walter:Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques is the Assistant General Counsel of the National Urban League. Mr. Jean-Jacques is a former Litigation Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in Washington, D.C. where he focused on racial justice litigation.  Additionally, he is a former judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Mr. Jean-Jacques is a recipient of the Equal Justice America and National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Fellowships. He worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. during law school. During the summers of 2011 and 2012, Mr. Jean-Jacques served as an Affiliate Servives Intern for the National Urban League. He is a former Board Member on the Board of Directors for Equal Justice Works, where he served from January 2019 to December 2021. In addition,  he served on the National Advisory Committee of Equal Justice Works representing the Midwest region from July 2018 to June 2020. Currently, he serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame.Tap in with Walter:@WalterJeanJacq on XWelcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 500 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Larry and Tone sit down with the incredible Jazzmyne Adams to dive deep into her dynamic career in public health. Tune in for an engaging chat filled with insights, stories, and everything you need to know about Jazzmyne's impactful journey!About Jazzmyne:Jazzmyne oversees research initiatives to improve health outcomes in the community as they relate to otolaryngology diseases. In 2018, she received her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Policy and Administration from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-Zilber School of Public Health. Jazzmyne is a native of Milwaukee (a proud resident of Halyard Park). She has over 7 years of healthcare research experience and has also served on a number of coalitions in efforts to reduce and prevent drug abuse amongst youth in Southeast Wisconsin. When she is not working, Jazzmyne enjoys self-guided food tours with her husband Brent and exploring new parks with her children.Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=H_GNgC0AAAAJ&hl=enWelcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 500 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities. In other words, WE CHAMPION ACADEMIC SUCCESS.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Get ready for an inspiring session as Tone and Larry catch up with Cory McClendon. In this episode, they explore Cory's educational and entrepreneurial journey. A longtime friend of the show, Cory is currently the Principal and CEO of McClendon Capital Group LLC. Tune in for a conversation filled with wisdom and the entrepreneurial spirit!More about Cory:https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mcclendon-capital-group-llc-changing-184500393.htmlhttps://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2021/10/14/people-to-know-in-construction-real-estate-cory.htmlDiscussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Tone and Larry make their triumphant return! It's been a minute, but duty calls. Join the conversation where they dive into key career questions:1. How do you navigate career decisions?2. The power of your network in these choices.3. Balancing pay versus opportunities – how do you do it?4. The importance of patience in making career changes.5. Spotting signs it's time for a career move.Share your thoughts, and always remember to finish the swing!Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
We pause from our regular content to spotlight Rashad Nicks, Founder and CEO of Chillsweats. Chillsweats is a Midwest-based clothing brand redefining comfort. Learn more at www.chillsweats.com Instagram: chillsweats_
In this episode, Tone and Larry have an engaging chat with Simran Kaleka, the Co-Founder of Made for the W (www.madeforthew.com). Hailing from Racine, WI, Simran kicked off her journey at Marquette University before heading to Atlanta, GA, for a law degree with a focus on sports and entertainment law at John Marshall Law School. With over a decade in the sports industry post-law school, Simran now co-owns Made for The W. Tune in for insights into her unique career path!More about Made for the W:https://madeforthew.com/collections/made-for-the-w-and-lids-hd-welcomes-a-new-era/Instagram: @madeforthewWelcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Join Tone in a one-on-one conversation with Andrew Adeniyi, the CEO and Founder of AAA Solutions. In this episode, they delve into Andrew's educational and professional journey, exploring his insights and experiences. Andrew is not only a leader in business but also the author of the book 'The Circle of Leadership.' Don't miss out on this insightful discussion!Tap in with Andrew: https://www.andrewadeniyi.com/ More about Andrew: Andrew is a first-generation Nigerian-American from South Bend, Indiana. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington. He then went on to complete his Master of Science from Michigan State University in Management, Strategy & Leadership. With almost 10 years of executive level management experience in retail operations, Andrew has dealt with a plethora of business scenarios.Andrew is passionate about entrepreneurship, organizational culture, business strategy,diversity, equity, and inclusion. With years of experience as an independent consultant, Andrew has helped dozens of clients amplify their potential. He strives to empower and equip leaders with the resources and tools necessary to win.  Andrew currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and two kids.Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
In this compelling episode, we have a conversation with Apollo Carey, Equity Partner at a St. Louis, MO-based law firm. With 16+ years of experience in Corporate, Tax, and Real Estate law, Apollo wears many hats, including serving as the City Attorney for the City of Ferguson. Join us as we explore his St. Louis roots, educational and career journey, his role as a father to four children, and his impactful work in Ferguson, particularly in the aftermath of the tragic events surrounding Mike Brown's murder.If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25G8JGD. You can also email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!More about Apollo:Apollo is a husband (of 23 years), father of 4 (3 girls and 1 boy) and a mentor to countless young professionals both within and outside of the legal industry. Prior to becoming an attorney, Apollo was a state certified commercial real estate appraiser in Missouri. His passions are his family, outdoor activities (especially hiking), good food and great wine.Tap in with Apollo: https://www.lewisrice.com/apollo-carey/Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25G8JGD. You can also email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!
In this lively episode, Tone and Larry sit down with Mike Brown to discuss his historic journey as the first black student to take on the iconic role of Notre Dame Leprechaun mascot. Tune in as Mike shares insights into this groundbreaking experience and catches up with fans on his adventures since his Notre Dame days.More about Mike:Mike Brown is an invigorating force for good focused on enriching lives.He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he served for two years as the iconic Notre Dame Leprechaun mascot – the first Black student to portray the role. His career spans more than two decades of experience at FIS as a computer programmer and IT sales executive and at the University of Notre Dame as a development officer.Mike is the Founder and CEO of SOULSTIR (https://soulstir.co/) an enterprise focused on social impact through books and more, and he is a Partner at For Impact, a company that helps social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders change the world.He is the author of two children’s books: Little Netta’s Gift, based on a true story about  his late cousin, Little Netta, and her spirit of kindness and giving, and The Leprechaun’s Game Day at Notre Dame, which describes the pageantry of a football Saturday at ND.Mike enjoys running, public speaking, and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Originally from Milwaukee, he now lives in the South Bend area with his wife and daughter.Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Dive into an engaging conversation as Tone welcomes Josef Hobdy to the podcast, unraveling the fascinating journey of his career in health administration. Click to explore the ins and outs of his professional story! About Josef:Josef serves as a director of operations with Ascension Medical Group Texas. He has oversight of primary care and express care operations within the Austin market, spanding from Round Rock to San Marcos. Josef obtained a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Health Administration from Texas State University. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a lean six sigma black belt
Join us for an enriching dialogue with Lauren Feaster as we delve into the realms of leadership, equity, and community service. Tap in for insightful discussions!More about Lauren:In August 2020 Lauren was appointed CEO of Professional Dimensions, a leading women’s professional association in the Milwaukee area whose mission is to unite women leaders in the relentless pursuit of better. Prior to joining Professional Dimensions, Lauren served in various executive capacities within the NPO education realm with both City Year Milwaukee and Teach For America Milwaukee. During her tenure, she has led community partnerships, fundraising, staff management/coaching, training, program evaluation, strategic planning and business operations. As an advocate for leadership, education and collective impact, Lauren remains engaged in community through her service on City Year’s Regional Board, the Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy Board, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Board, HYFIN Advisory Committee and as co-chair of the K12 Civic Response Team via Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Additionally, she works to advance equity and inspire leadership as a member of Milwaukee Urban League YP, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and as a Character Coach with Alverno’s LACCS Program. Beyond her community involvement, when time allows you may find her performing as the popular “DJ LoLo.”Relevant Links:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi5ha6x7L39AhXsk4kEHV3eDrgQFnoECAsQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fmilwaukee%2Fnews%2F2022%2F03%2F21%2F40-under-40-lauren-feaster-professional-dimensio.html&usg=AOvVaw0UHfe804EHHAwkpl7TZ96Mhttps://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/about-us/awards/greater-together-awards/doug-jansson-leadership-award-recipients/lauren-feaster/https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi54Zrl6739AhUHk4kEHbnzCtEQtwJ6BAggEAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dyigndo58OBY&usg=AOvVaw0dI4tods897llfu3FxaYOW
Join Tone and Larry in an intriguing conversation with Attorney Kristen Hardy as they explore her educational and career journey, unraveling the true meaning of "empowering others." Don't miss out on this enlightening episode!More about Kristen:Kristen D. Hardy is Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at a Fortune 90 company where she is responsible for counseling on matters related to insurance products, transactions, anti-money laundering compliance, and special investigations. In prior years, she has served as Legal Counsel & Integrity Manager at two separate multinational manufacturers. Kristen is the currently Chair of the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin, and holds director positions on the boards of several local organizations, including the Milwaukee Bar Association and LOTUS Legal Clinic. She is also Chair of the Bronzeville Center for the Arts Board of Directors, an African-American arts and cultural museum in the heart of Bronzeville, Milwaukee. In 2019, Kristen was appointed by Governor Tony Evers to serve as a member of the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee, a group responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates to the governor for judicial appointments. Additionally, Kristen is a Wisconsin Supreme Court appointee to the Wisconsin Lawyer Regulation System’s Preliminary Review Committee. She is a past-president of the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL), where she served in various roles between 2014 and 2020.Kristen has been recognized as a Milwaukee Young Power Broker, Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Top Corporate Counsel: Rising Star, Wisconsin Fellow, Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up & Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow, Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leader, and a Milwaukee Time’s Black Excellence honoree.Kristen holds a BA from Seton Hall University and a JD from Marquette University Law School.Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Join Tone and Larry as they engage in a meaningful conversation with Jorjio Hopkins, delving into his upbringing, experiences in the United States Marine Corps, and the valuable lessons he's gathered throughout his journey. Tune in for a compelling episode!Jorjio Hopkins is a Wisconsin native who served for 8 years in United States Marine Corps and departed active duty as a Captain back in 2018. Jorjio currently works for a private real estate firm where he helps grow a $5+ billion commercial real estate portfolio. Jorjio has a Master's in Real Estate and exercises his passion for the space by both actively and passively investing in the industry. Jorjio is a 2022 recipient of the 2022 Milwaukee Business Journal's Veteran in Business award: https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2022/11/11/veterans-in-business-jorjio-hopkins-mlg-capital.html Tap in with Jorjio: Jorjio Hopkins - Senior Associate - MLG Capital - LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com › jorjioh Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 
Tune in as Tone and Larry sit down with Lupita Avalos, on a mission to empower Black and Brown families in achieving financial security. Explore her journey and engage in discussions about financial planning and wealth building in this compelling episode!More about Lupita:Milwaukee born and raised on the Southside by Mexican parents from Nayarit. Lupita was the first in her immediate family to earn a degree graduating from Marquette University. She is passionate about helping her community by volunteering her time and through her career. As a Financial Advisor, Lupita helps educate individuals and families on life insurance, saving, budgeting, and planning for retirement to build generational wealth. She also guides her clients with creating living wills/trust and overall estate planning. She’s currently a volunteer with the Sixteenth Street Clinic. She also volunteers with Special Spaces, a non-profit that gives children with cancer their dream room. Lastly, she is a board member for Operation Dream, an org that provides young males in Milwaukee with mentoring. Outside of work, Lupita loves traveling, working out, hiking, and hanging out with her Bulldog ‘Pavo’!Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE.  If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25G8JGD. You can also email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!
Join Tone and Larry as they converse with David Umeh, the Founder & CEO of Clouty, a music-fintech platform revolutionizing the industry. Explore David's educational and entrepreneurial journey, marked by a decade of innovation and forward strides. Don't miss this episode uncovering the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and the dynamic world of music-fintech!More about Umeh:Umeh attended Hampton University and spent time working at BET, REVOLT, Hip Hop DX, and KarmaloopTV before pivoting to entrepreneurship full time. Umeh's first venture was known as "HighSpeed Technologies" and was featured in publications like the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/a-bottle-of-juice-for-55-how-one-start-up-is-testing-the-limits-of-dcs-marijuana-law/2016/04/26/eb789eac-07de-11e6-a12f-ea5aed7958dc_story.htmlMore about HighSpeed Technologies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scNA6M3eqmkTap in with Umeh:@umehzingrace on instagramhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/david-umeh-1898a637/Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25G8JGD. You can also email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!
Welcome back! Join Tone and Larry in their latest episode as they chat with Jalen Gipson, a Detroit native making waves in the financial services industry in Chicago. Dive into discussions about Jalen's upbringing, career journey, and the significance of cultivating a winner's mindset in every aspect of life. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation!Tap in with Jalen:Instagram: @_jaleng__https://www.linkedin.com/in/jalen-gipson/Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25G8JGD. You can also email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!
Join Tone and Larry for an insightful chat with Jade Hendricks, AVP of Investor Ops at a private equity firm, as she shares her two-part mission: leading by example and transforming perspectives on wealth and legacy in underserved communities. In this candid conversation, Jade reflects on her upbringing in Milwaukee, financial empowerment, and the pursuit of racial equity. After this episode, one thing is clear—Jade embodies the African proverb "Each One, Teach One." Don't miss this impactful dialogue!  Excerpt from an online article: “Her foundational childhood experiences and her learnings at Morgan Stanley drove Hendricks to a deeper calling - to transfer her wealth management and financial literacy skills to help educate and empower underserved communities. She is actively involved in teaching financial literacy and providing 1:1 mentoring, and college and scholarship coaching to dozens of high school students through her roles with nonprofits SecureFutures and ArtWorks for Milwaukee. She also recently launched her "Building the Dream Foundation," which is a scholarship fund of her own to award two high school students with a college scholarship each year, and she shares tips through her "Personal Finance Fridays" newsletter and as host of the Corporate Creative Podcast.” If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25G8JGD. You can also email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!More About Jade:Jade I. Hendricks is the Assistant Vice President of Investor Operations at MLG Capital, a Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), and host of the Corporate Creative podcast. While her day job focuses on managing operations and communications, by night she is using her platforms to educate and empower Black and brown students and professionals.Jade graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, TN, with a dual degree in Business Administration and Spanish. She then moved to Chicago, where she worked for Morgan Stanley in a number of roles, including Operations, Business Development, DEI and Wealth Education. In 2018, Jade finally returned home for what she thought was a pit stop on her way to her next destination. After getting involved with local organizations including SecureFutures and ArtWorks for Milwaukee, she decided to pursue a job opportunity in the city and landed a role with MLG.Jade's overall mission is to surround herself with people who reflect the way she wants to see the world: diverse, engaging and evolving.https://www.twentysomethinandblack.com/blog/tag/Jade+Hendricks https://mlgcapital.com/mlg-team/jade-i-hendricks-2/ https://www.accesswire.com/709969/MLG-Capitals-Jade-Hendricks-Named-Woman-of-Influence-by-GlobeSt-Real-Estate-ForumTap in:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/corporate-creative-podcast/id1507698505https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadeihendricks/https://www.jadeihendricks.com/Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. 
Rest in peace to PnB Rock and all of the lives that we have lost to gun violence. We take a break from our regularly scheduled content to just chop it up.https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/13/us/pnb-rock-rapper-killed.htmlhttps://www.cnn.com/2022/09/13/us/rapper-deaths-gun-violence-reaj/index.htmlhttps://www.amazon.com/Art-Positive-Thinking-pratical-unwanted/dp/1505358175https://www.glam.com/970641/social-media-break-mental-health-needs/Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to: (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance.
Follow us @scholarchipspodcast. Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 100 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to: (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance.
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