A Tribe Called Quest Mural Pops Up On Linden Boulevard In Queens

first_imgIf you have ever listened to A Tribe Called Quest, Linden Boulevard in Queens is a prominent locale that showed the hip-hop legends always staying true to their roots. This past July, after the passing of Phife Dawg aka Malik Taylor in March, a mural was created on the corner of Linden and 192nd Street in St. Albans, dedicated to Phife, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi White.The significance of the mural, outside of being a beautiful tribute to Tribe and “hip-hop hieroglyphics” as mural co-organizer Theron Smith calls it, is that it is also where the group filmed the video for “Check The Rhime” in ’91, on top of the Nu-Clear Dry Cleaners laundromat roof.The artist that created the mural, Vincent Ballantine, said, “Not only do I have to represent, I gotta represent, represent two times….it’s a dedication to a group that was pivotal when it comes to what hip-hop history is, and to what my history is….to stand on the boulevard of Linden is like ok, this is a beautiful thing.”“Check The Rhime” – Back in the day on the boulevard of Linden….[via NME]last_img read more

Are you in business or busyness?

first_imgThere are 168 hours in a week, 730 hours in a month, and 8,760 hours in a year. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Jeff Bezos or the CEO of a credit union; everyone has the same amount of time. The difference between successful and unsuccessful leaders lies in how they choose to use that time.According to Cassie Holmes, an associate professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, most people tend to look at time from a ground-level perspective, which means that instead of looking at a broad overview of time, they only think about things in light of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. That’s a problem. When making decisions with this limited view, every activity incurs a short-sighted opportunity cost.For example, performance reviews are coming up, and you have to work on those right now. This means having to set aside that project that would allow you to expand your membership opportunities or delay working on the new loan product that would result in a huge opportunity for your credit union and your members. Or in another instance, spending an evening or weekend catching up on email equals the inability to spend intentional time with your family and friends. There’s always a trade-off.As part of every strategic planning session I’ve lead over the last few years, we help clients build a game plan for successfully executing their strategy by asking “What can hold you back from accomplishing these goals?” Can you guess the number one answer for almost every project? “Task saturation.” Today’s credit union leaders are stretched thin. Overseeing numerous compliance issues while managing day-to-day operations leaves them feeling overwhelmed, ineffective, drowning in busyness. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Double injury blow for Tigers

first_img Hull Tweeted: “Nikica Jelavic (knee) & Michael Dawson (ankle) will both be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with injuries suffered last weekend.” There was also confirmation that goalkeeper Steve Harper has suffered a torn right bicep. The 39-year-old was already deputising for Allan McGregor, meaning third choice Eldin Jakupovic – who came off the bench at the Emirates – is in line to start against Liverpool on Saturday. “Scans of Steve Harper’s shoulder injury have confirmed the club medical staff’s diagnosis of a torn bicep tendon,” added Hull. “Steve will undergo further investigation once the swelling has settled.” Jelavic’s absence opens the door for the likes of Sone Aluko and Tom Ince to return after being pushed to the fringes in recent weeks, while Alex Bruce and Paul McShane are the defensive cover for Dawson. Jelavic, the Tigers’ four-goal joint top-scorer, injured his knee during the warm-up of Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal, while Dawson was forced off late on with an ankle injury. Both players underwent scans on Monday and the prognosis is that they will miss at least a month of action. Hull pair Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson are set to miss up to six weeks with injuries sustained at the weekend.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more