Tag Archives: community development

And the beat goes on: The Game is one of the lucky few to make it out of Compton

Rapper The Game got out of Compton; promotes new album Jesus Piece

Chart-topping rapper The Game was an in-studio guest on The Howard Stern Show Monday and shared a story that depicted what sounded like a scene from another country. Perhaps those in Los Angeles take the multi-generational, intractable culture that is Compton as there to stay, but the matter-of-factness and rawness of the violence there was […]

What the new poverty report has to do with NMTCs in Maine

Yesterday’s Op Ed in this paper by Charlie Spies, the CEO of Portland-based CEI Capital Management had some great facts about preserving local business, creating jobs and environmental sustainability that come from investing New Markets Tax Credits. In case you missed it, the piece noted: “Approximately 2,000 direct jobs have been preserved or created in […]