Melinda Newman

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Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music
The 'Treps

Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.
Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members
Innovation

Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

Homeboy Industries' mission is to create jobs for former L.A. gang members. Now with a forward-thinking CEO and high-profile licensing and distribution deals, Homeboy is taking good works to an even g
How Homeboy Industries Landed a Distribution Deal With Supermarkets
Branding

How Homeboy Industries Landed a Distribution Deal With Supermarkets

The non-profit which employs former gang members is now selling a selection of food products at Ralphs and Food 4 Less chains.
How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy
Profiles

How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mike Diamond (aka the Beastie Boys' Mike D), celebrity chef Sam Talbot and designer/hotelier Robert McKinley address the continuing needs of the economically devastated New York beach community by tra
Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses
Business Ideas

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.

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