“This Can’t Be Life” Speaks to the Reality of What’s Going on In America Today
Nationally recognized Hip-Hop artist, Tyke T, blends the slickest street sounds with conscious reflections of modern American society. “This Can’t Be Life,” a new single from the Tennessee native, is being released as a part of Black History month and as a way to draw attention to the plight of African-Americans in this country today.
“This Can’t Be Life” was my opportunity to artistically discuss what’s going on in our communities as well as the strong resolve African-American’s have as a people to rise from those situations,” said Tyke T. A skilled songwriter, Tyke T is able to fuse sincere lyrics with his unapologetically bold, infectious style. His music perfectly articulates the struggle many face trying to attain the American dream with humility, humor and an undercurrent of determination that belies his casual manner.
“In today’s music especially with commercial or urban platform you have to have somebody with a finished product,” said Devin Steel, DJ at K97 in Memphis. “You can take [Tyke-T’s] single on the radio and it competes with a Beyoncé, Chris Brown or Pharrell.”
“This Can’t Be Life” is available on drivenbymusic.net and at all major digital retailers.
In 2014 Tyke T was crowned the winner of Clear Channel Radio Station K-97’s Next Big Thing 6 contest and the 1st Memphis Grizzlies Showcase champion, in which he performed center court in front of over 17,000 fans. Tyke T was also a top-8 finalist in the VH1 Make a band famous competition.
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Students looking for help with post-secondary education costs can get a head-start on filing out the essential FAFSA form at workshops across Shelby County the weekend of February 6th and 7th. The FAFSA Memphis Weekend is where organizations and churches are hosting workshops for students to complete their FAFSA forms.
One local leader, Pastor Geno Gibson of Olivet Baptist Church, is doing his part to make sure graduating seniors and non-traditional students fill-out their FAFSA forms. “I ask my fellow clergy men and women to host a workshop and help your members and residents in your community obtain financial assistance for college,” said Gibson. At Olivet they have the Seeds of Destiny Scholarship, ACT Preparation, FAFSA Assistance and College and Career Readiness Programs.
Some locations where workshops will be held include:
Whitehaven Branch Library Feb. 5th & 6th 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
East Shelby Library Feb. 6th 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Benjamin Hooks Library February 6th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Frayser Library February 6th 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Last year more than 7,000 high school seniors completed the FAFSA. Memphis Talent Dividend and their partners are trying to make sure that eligible students and adults interested in secondary education have an option to receive free federal funds.
For more information about the FAFSA Weekend and how you can get involved, contact Alton Cryer, program coordinator for Memphis Talent Dividend at 901.278.0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at www.FAFSAMemphis.com . The Memphis Talent Dividend is a part of Leadership Memphis.
Retired City of Memphis HR Director Lands 2nd MD as their 1st Client
Quintin Robinson, retired City of Memphis Human Resources Director and former Walmart Corporate Human Resources executive, has launched the consulting firm Innovative Global Solutions, LLC (IGS). Robinson steered Memphis through its most recent employee and retiree medical plan reforms.
“IGS will have a core focus of helping private, public and nonprofit clients address rising healthcare costs by focusing on prevention, wellness and “innovative healthcare services that improve the wellbeing of their members,” said Robinson.” I am in the process of interviewing other consultants who will advise clients on other human resources specialties while I focus on healthcare and retirement plans. This is an exciting opportunity.”
IGS will help clients identify and introduce innovative solutions to help manage their cost trend by focusing on disease management, controlling pharmacy costs, wellness incentive programs, and those providing convenient access to the highest quality of care. Robinson believes there is a shift in the healthcare economy that will challenge providers to focus more on health and wellness outcomes.
His first client is 2nd.MD, a Houston-based healthcare technology company that provides access to expert medical specialists for personalized consults via video or phone. 2nd.MD members can see and speak to the top medical specialists in the country, without wait or travel, when they face a medical challenge such as a new diagnosis, possible surgery, chronic condition or change in medication. ally.
“I have studied this company for about a year. As the father of two children who have had life-threatening illnesses, it was comforting to me and my wife to know that we had access to world-class healthcare at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
“Both my children survived their life-threatening illnesses (cancer and bilateral pneumonia) because we had access to the best care. That’s why I am excited to be working with on 2nd.MD,” said Robinson.
With its network of expert physicians in every medical sub-specialty, they are able to ensure that employee groups and individuals have access to the best doctors in the world when they need them regardless of whether they live in rural Arkansas, Memphis or Boston.
2nd.MD was founded in 2011 to solve the frustrations that CEO Clint Phillips experienced when seeking medical advice for his daughter Gabi, who had a stroke shortly after birth. The uncertainty of choosing the right doctor, the many months of waiting for an appointment and the time spent traveling to see specialist after specialist were constant struggles. 2nd.MD’s guiding principle is that no family should have to struggle to get their medical questions answered. No insurance hassles, no waiting rooms, just answers to your questions…from the best doctors in America.
“Robinson serves as an Advisor to 2nd.MD, helping to position the company to offer its solution to large public and private sector organizations, globally,” said Jason Melton, Chief Financial Officer.
ABOUT INNOVIATIVE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, LLC
Founded by Union University MBA grad Quintin Robinson, Innovative Global Solutions, LLC is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The firm specializes in human resources services with an emphasis on employee and retiree benefits. Visit the website at www.igs-cs.com or call IGS at 901.610.3940.