Dr. Edward Summers, President and CEO, The Thinkubator Named to Robin Hood’s Power Fund

Eddie, Marist College

Transformational Investment Made in Leader of The Thinkubator to Advance Racial Equity

BRONX, NY, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Thinkubator, a bronx-based innovation and workforce development nonprofit organization announces that Dr. Edward Summers, President and CEO, The Thinkubator has been named to Robin Hood’s Power Fund. The Power Fund is a new initiative to fund and elevate nonprofit leaders of color who share Robin Hood’s mission of increasing mobility from poverty, while addressing the interplay of racial injustice and economic injustice through their work. The Power Fund invests in leaders of color who are reflective of the communities they serve. Over the last twenty years, only 10% of philanthropic dollars have gone to organizations led by people of color, despite giving increasing nearly 400 percent over the same period. Robin Hood is addressing a critical funding disparity while funding leaders of color who bring perspective, proximity, and expertise to the fight against poverty (www.robinhood.org).

“I am excited, humbled, and honored by this opportunity to elevate the work and impact of The Thinkubator. I look forward to the transformational impact this opportunity will have on The Thinkubator, the youth, and communities we serve” said Dr. Edward Summers. “I am grateful for the vote of confidence in my leadership and look forward to joining an esteemed group of Power Fund leaders who are trailblazers and are making a difference in their respective communities.”

Dr. Edward Summers is the Founder and CEO of The Thinkubator. Prior to The Thinkubator, Dr. Summers served as the inaugural Executive Director of The Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC) Powered by HERE to HERE, a coalition of Bronx businesses that focused on creating long-term talent pipelines to support their local hiring needs. Prior to The Bronx PIC, Dr. Summers served in executive-level management roles at several colleges and universities including Long Island University, Union College, and Marist College. Dr. Summers is an inspiring educator, leader, public intellect, and a compassionate community builder and advocate for a more just, equitable, and inclusive world. He holds a BA and MPA from Marist College and a M.Phil and Ph.D. from The New School.

“As the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Thinkubator, I am exceedingly proud of the work that the organization is doing in our communities and inspired by the committed leadership of Dr. Edward Summers, which has led to this great honor” said Jessica Cope-Johnson, Board Chair and President of Johnson Security Bureau. “ I look forward to working with the team at the Robin Hood Foundation as we continue the critical work of preparing and training Bronx youth for the workplace and placing them on the path to success by leading them towards sustainable, long-term career options. It is my pleasure to serve and support The Thinkubator now and in the future.”

Dr. Lessie Branch, Associate Professor of Business at MCNY and Board Member had this to say about the announcement – “ This is a huge honor to have this dynamic, nimble and young organization — The Thinkubator, led by my colleague and friend, Dr. Eddie Summers — be selected to The Power Fund. It is amazing what our organization has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. Looking forward to our continued impact.”

"It's incredibly exciting to see the recognition that Dr. Summers and The Thinkubator are receiving” said Max Griffith, Assistant Director, The Thinkubator. “It's a credit to his leadership that such a changemaking award has been received in such a short amount of time since The Thinkubator was formed. Change comes from leaders in our community and Dr. Summers is an inspiring leader who is and will continue doing incredible things for the Bronx and New York City.”

“The Power Fund's investment in leaders of color who are reflective of the communities they serve is appropriately placed in the leadership of The Thinkubator. The Thinkubator is a unique praxis of education, research, and community. The Thinkubator's commitment to youth is not just part of its mission, it is the daily work of its staff as exemplified by its leadership. The Power Fund's investment in leaders of color is an investment in our community's future, it is an investment in our youth and the community is grateful of the Fund's choice in Dr. Summers” said Sharone Wellington-deAnda, Assistant Director of Internships and Special Projects at The Thinkubator.

Julian Joyner, Lead Facilitator and Manager of Youth Voice, The Thinkubator had this to say about the announcement, “No one could be more reflective of the community in which they serve than Dr. Eddie Summers. His deep commitment to the people, places and spaces of The Bronx is not only only part of his work as CEO of the Thinkubator, but also as a son of this Borough. We are excited about the announcement of the Power Fund and the change this will bring about for youth in The Bronx.”

When asked about the possible impact of the Power Fund on Bronx youth, James Walrond, Apprentice at The Thinkubator stated: “I’m really excited to see increased investment in The Thinkubator because it provides valuable paid work-based learning experiences for youth. Moreover, I just love working at The Thinkubator and what it does for young adults.”

The Thinkubator was founded in 2020 by a generous gift from the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation and HERE To HERE. To date, the organization has served more than 150 young adults with work-based learning experiences, internships, mental health and wellness, career counseling, and youth voice and provided food insecurity support to Bronx residents. The Thinkubator places young people at the core of solving complex and not so complex business, organizational, societal, and world challenges. We tap into the creative ingenuity of young people through youth-led design thinking consultancy, internships, workforce training, career development, job placement, a Youth Council, educational programming and advocacy. The Thinkubator approaches our work with a racial and economic equity lens through three major areas: education, research, and community.

Edward Summers
The Thinkubator, Inc.
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Kenosha was one of five Wisconsin cities to accept private conditions on management of elections in exchange for grant money

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Amistad Project, the nation’s leading election integrity watchdog, is holding a press conference today with Brown County Clerk Sandy Juno and five Kenosha residents to announce the filing of a formal complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission accusing the city of participating in an unlawful scheme to privatize the 2020 elections in order to benefit presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Erick Kaardal, Attorney, The Amistad Project
Sandy Juno, former Brown County Clerk
Matt Augustine, Kenosha resident
Brian Thomas, Kenosha resident
Tamara Weber, Kenosha resident
Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha resident
Mary Magdalen Moser, Kenosha resident

Press conference to announce the filing of an official complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission alleging that Kenosha violated state and federal law by accepting private conditions on its election process without legal or legislative authorization.

Kenosha County Courthouse –
Southside stairway (corner of 56th and Sheridan)
912 56th St.
Kenosha, WI 53140

Monday, May 3, 2021
10:30 a.m. CDT

In July 2020, Kenosha received a $10,000 payment from the left-leaning Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) as an enticement to join the so-called “Wisconsin 5” along with Racine, Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. The cities then applied for, and received, additional CTCL grants worth about $6.3 million – premised on their acceptance of strict conditions that imposed election rules and procedures inconsistent with Wisconsin law. Kenosha never sought approval of this arrangement from either the state legislature or the Wisconsin Elections Commission, thereby usurping authority expressly invested in the state legislature by the United States Constitution.

Matt Augustine
Republican Party of Kenosha County
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The World's Leading Guitar Manufacturer. Synonymous with all things Rock N' Roll.

The World’s Leading Guitar Manufacturer. Synonymous with all things Rock N’ Roll.

Ed Magee, EVP, Operations and Co-President, Fender Play Foundation

Ed Magee, EVP, Operations and Co-President, Fender Play Foundation

NVBDC proudly supports all Veteran Owned Businesses

Nations leading veteran business certification organization

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation supports veteran owned businesses by becoming a NVBDC Corporate Member.

As a Marine Corps veteran, I know firsthand the contributions & sacrifices veterans make in service to our country. Fender is excited to partner with NVBDC to connect with veteran-owned companies.”

— Ed Magee, EVP, Operations and Co-President, Fender Play Foundation (TM)

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is Vets Helping Vets, the only third-party business certifying organization created by vets for vets. When we created NVBDC in 2013, the question that just wouldn’t go away was, would America’s Corporations really hire service-disabled and veteran-owned businesses (SD/VOBs) as their suppliers? We are proud to answer that question with a resounding YES.

We recently reached a milestone of having 100 active corporate members but an interesting factoid: we welcomed additional new corporate members and the numbers keep growing.

NVBDC is proud to welcome Fender as its newest Corporate Member. Fender is committed to supporting NVBDC Certified Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs). This includes an ongoing effort to enhance their outreach to secure SD/VOBs in their procurement opportunities.

Fender was founded in Southern California and has established worldwide influence that extends from the studio to the stage—and beyond. Everyone from beginners to the world’s most acclaimed artists have used Fender instruments, amps, and gear, making the company not only a revered industry leader but a cultural symbol that resonates globally. They are celebrating 75 years since founder Leo Fender built his first electric guitar, Fender’s reach transcends instruments and accessories, encompassing a range of innovative digital experiences that fuel musical expression and serve players at every stage. Leo Fender once said that all artists were angels, and it was his, “job to give them wings to fly.” Now, company is proud to carry on his vision–inspiring artists around the world and giving new players the tools that they need to start their musical journey.

“Diversity is the heartbeat of Fender as we accelerate into the future. From the artists who express themselves with our amazing instruments, to our dedicated employees, innovative and hardworking suppliers, we ensure to incorporate creativity and perspectives that reflect the global diversity of our growing customer base.

As a Marine Corps veteran, I know firsthand the contributions and sacrifices that veterans make in service to our country. Fender is excited to partner with NVBDC to connect with veteran-owned companies. Not only will the products and services from veteran owned companies help Fender with growth, quality and financial performance, but more importantly their values are synched with the heartbeat of Fender.” Ed Magee – EVP, Operations and Co-President, Fender Play Foundation (TM).

Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender, whose portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Bigsby®–follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest-quality instruments and digital experiences across genres. The company strives for an inclusive atmosphere where everyone–from employees, artists, guests and more–feels recognized and appreciated and can share the passion and excitement of working at or visiting Fender. No one person can do the job alone, so teamwork is essential to the brand’s success. Fender’s culture encourages and celebrates individual expression and diversity. They appreciate the fact that there are as many possible approaches to business as there are musical styles, and so they encourage out-of-the-box thinking and amongst everything being authentic. Fender’s mission is to give artists wings to fly, supporting players at every stage of their musical journey with legendary products that allow players to channel their creative expression and bring joy to their daily lives. Passion, enthusiasm, and energy shines through every unique personality at FMIC.

Fender is committed to provide opportunities for veteran owned companies. Please send emails to ejack@fender.com to learn more about opportunities to be part of the Fender supplier family.

Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC)–whose portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Bigsby®–follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest-quality instruments and digital experiences across genres. Since 2015, Fender’s digital arm has introduced a new ecosystem of products and interactive experiences to accompany players at every stage of their musical journey. This includes innovative apps and learning platforms designed to complement Fender guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals, accessories and pro-audio gear, and inspire players through an immersive musical experience. FMIC is dedicated to unlocking the power of musical expression for all players, from beginners to history-making legends. In 2021, Fender celebrates 75 years of giving artists "wings to fly," carrying on the vision of its founder, Leo Fender, and connecting players through a shared love of music.

“We are expanding NVBDC opportunities for our Certified Service-Disabled / Veteran Owned Businesses. NVBDC is always available to answer your questions on how to get certified.” Said Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC.

For more information on this opportunity with Fender and learn how to become an NVBDC Certified SD/VOB
additional support is available. Please feel free to reach out to NVBDC by visiting our website: www.nvbdc.org or
contacting us directly: (888) CERTIFIED.

NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

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Keith King, Founder & CEO
National Veteran Business Development Council
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CloutHub to Host National Summit Featuring Top Conservative Voices

The social media platform has become a trusted home for grassroots conservative activism and civic engagement

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — CloutHub, a leading alternative social media platform that champions free speech and civic engagement, announced that it will be hosting another major conservative summit featuring prominent public figures who have been blacklisted by Big Tech.

Defend the Vote virtual summit will take place on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET and was organized by Defend Our Union – a conservative activist organization that has recently relocated to CloutHub. The summit will feature a strong lineup of prominent speakers, including CloutHub founder Jeff Brain and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.

“CloutHub was built to promote civic engagement and encourage public discourse – and I am thrilled that it now serves as digital base for dozens of large public advocacy organizations like Defend Our Union,” Brain said in a statement. “Unlike other alternative social media websites, CloutHub is not just a place for liking and sharing – it is mainly a platform for doing.”

CloutHub has seen significant growth since its formal launch in November 2020, earning public endorsements from the likes of General Michael Flynn, Lara Trump, Rudy Giuliani, John Solomon, Bernard Kerik, Ryan Fournier, and others.

To watch the summit, please visit CloutHub.com/DefendOurUnion or tune in to CloutHub Channel 101.

For more information about CloutHub, go to www.clouthub.com/about. To join the platform,
Download the CloutHub app on iOS or Download the CloutHub app on Google Play Store.


Nikita Chirkov

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GM Law Firm LLC Explains How Debt Collectors Can Seize the New $1400 Stimulus Checks

The American Rescue Plan gave $1,400 to millions of people struggling financially, but debt collectors are seizing many checks. GM Law Firm explains how.

BOCA RATON, FL, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Debt has undoubtedly become an integral part of American culture. It is estimated that the average American carries upwards of $90,460 in consumer debt between student loans, mortgages, credit cards, and personal loans.

The arrival of COVID-19 on the national scene only enhanced the debt issue for many citizens. As businesses of all sizes struggled and jobs fell away at alarming rates, it became clear that financial relief needed to be implemented on a greater level.

Rising debt and faltering incomes in American households were offset by the Cares Act, which was passed on March 27, 2020. This package provided a stimulus check of $1,200 to qualifying Americans, with an additional $500 for dependents.

A second economic relief bill was signed at the end of the year, and in December of 2020, the IRS sent out $600 stimulus checks, paired with $600 qualifying dependent child payments. The most recent economic relief package, known as The American Rescue Plan, distributed $1,400 stimulus payments to both qualifying Americans and dependents beginning in March 2021.

While the payments were a relief to many, some Americans who qualified for the first round of $1,200 stimulus checks saw their payments garnished by private debt collectors. In these cases, debt collectors had existing judgments against the debtors and were able to withdraw the funds directly from bank accounts.

The second round of $600 stimulus checks came with legislation tied to the economic package that prevented any garnishment. This was implemented as lawmakers recognized that Americans needed cash flow to survive the financial fallout of the pandemic.

Unfortunately, garnishment is once again a possibility with the third stimulus payout of $1,400. The American Rescue Plan was passed through reconciliation in the Senate without protections in place to prevent garnishment. The absence of this protection puts those in debt at risk of having their stimulus funds pulled as soon as they are directly deposited into a bank account.

While lawmakers rush to try to amend the problem at hand, the team at GM Law Firm suggests that Americans who carry significant debt try to find alternate solutions to offset potential garnishment. At GM Law Firm, LLC, the team takes a proactive approach to debt dismissal that helps those who are struggling under the weight of debt to enjoy the freedom they deserve.

The team at GM Law Firm understands how debt works and can provide clients with the resources they need to stay afloat. When debt collectors attempt to garnish stimulus checks to cover overdue payments, GM Law Firm, LLC, steps up with productive solutions so that hard-working Americans can get back on track financially.

About GM Law Firm
GM Law Firm, LLC, is a Florida-based consumer advocacy law firm. We specialize in private student loans, credit card debt, and medical debt. The attorneys at GM Law firm bring decades of litigation experience and a strong understanding of debtor laws. Working with these proven professionals, you will finally have peace of mind and a variety of debt-defense options.

GM Law Firm
GM Law Firm, LLC
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