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New Jersey Author and Entrepreneur Makeba Green

Lisa Marie Latino brings Newark native Makeba Green, author of the book Successful Leaders of New Jersey: Volume I, into the #HipNJ studio to talk about her newest release Entrepreneurship, The Best Job In the World. Green is an entrepreneur and philanthropist – dedicating her photography business, OMG Photography, to fundraising for the purpose of student scholarships.

Green’s motivation behind the book is her passion for inspiring the next generation of leaders. By showing the accomplishments and failures of today’s most effective managers, Green thinks her advice will resonate with the young audience better than simply relaying typical biographies. She says that even prominent CEOs have moments of doubts and failure ranging from not wanting to complete simple tasks to failing at important assignments.

The issue is especially important to Green who sites the support she received from both of her parents as the impetus she needed to succeed. Growing up in an urban setting, she could see that not everyone had a system of encouragement to help them in times of need.

Some people that she covers in her book are Modia Butler, adviser to Senator Cory Booker; Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark; and Donald Payne, Jr., Essex County Congressman, just to name a few.

Makeba adopts a positive view on life and touts the advice of Richard Douglas who said, “Without struggle there is no progress”. She likes this quote because she feels that you cannot truly know success until you have experienced some setbacks. Additionally, she is not afraid to pave her own path by “marching to the beat of her own drum”, as she puts it.

Makeba Green is truly an inspiration to youths who are otherwise intimidated by the possible failures that come along with striving for excellence. You can purchase Green’s book in paperback or Kindle edition. Order your copy today!

At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project

Today marks the opening of a new exhibit all about the LGBTQ community in Newark! The exhibit is called At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project and it will be located at the Newark Public Library. The exhibit will examine how lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, and queer people who live or have lived in Newark claimed space for themselves in the community in the face of poverty, violence, illness, racism, and discrimination.

Exhibit visitors will be able to listen to extended excerpts from oral history interview either with MP3 devices or smart phones. An interactive station will allow visitors to explore critical issues examines in the exhibit such as: “how do you identify yourself? Where do you feel at home and safe in Newark?”

The Queer Newark Oral History Project was begun by activist, writer, and chair of the City of Newark’s Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Concerns Darnell Moore, Rutgers-Newark history professor Beryl Satter, and Rutgers-Newark administrator Christina Strasburger, in an effort to record the lives of LGBTQ residents, past and present, with the goal to make those lives visible. Since 2011, the QNOHP has conducted interviews with more than 40 individuals, many of whom were leaders in the LGBTQ community. Many of the people who have recorded oral history interviews have also donated personal records and objects, which enrich the narratives found in the interviews.

The exhibit will be located at the Main Library at 5 Washington Street, across from Washington Park. It will be on view during regular Library hours through Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Come down and see this beautiful exhibit!

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday with #HipNJ

Yesterday was an eventful Giving Tuesday filled with generous donations towards the opening of the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. We had the chance to go live with various folks who all share our passion and excitement for the opening of this center and the great work it is sure to do for patients to come! 

We are so close to our goal of $5,000 raised, help us reach our goal and make a positive difference for so many lives! You can Donate Here!

Check out these interviews all recorded live yesterday hosted by ABC7NY’s very own NJ Burkett and the VP of the Trinitas Health Foundation Nadine Brechner!

Let your generosity spill over from Tuesday and help us reach our fundraising goal, donate today – every little bit counts!