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Innovator Wins Award for Creating Technology To Help People Raise Bail Money [VIDEO]

At the recent Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, event sponsor Koch Industries and its Georgia Pacific subsidiary presented the inaugural Principled Entrepreneurship Award to a business innovator who is literally helping thousands gain their freedom. Ben McFarlin, founder, chief technology officer, and CEO of Atlanta–based Help Bond Me Inc. has been using technology to drive justice reform through a platform that allows pretrial detainees to connect with family members, friends, and followers via social media to raise bail money.

A core tenet of the Market-Based Management framework developed by Charles G. Koch, CEO of one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations, Principled Entrepreneurship focuses on companies that create products and services to help people improve their lives, and doing so through the application of “the judgment, responsibility, initiative, economic and critical thinking skills, and sense of urgency necessary to generate the greatest contribution, consistent with their organization’s risk philosophy.” As such, it emphasizes that value creation, innovation, self-determination, and integrity helps drive long-term success.

Bearing all of those qualities, McFarlin is the first subject in our special “Profiles of Principled Entrepreneurship” series.

McFarlin founded the company in 2016 after being moved by the tragic case of Sandra Bland, which drew national attention when she died three days after her incarceration at a Waller County, Texas, jail due, in large part, to her inability to obtain $ 5,000 needed for her release. McFarlin, who holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern University A&M College and attended graduate school at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed both the hardware and software for the Help Bond Me system. When he first unveiled the platform, BE designated it as one of our “10 Best Apps From Black Founders.”

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To launch his business, he gained guidance from some of the most brilliant minds in the tech space by participating in accelerator programs like Tech Wildcatters in Dallas, NewMe in Miami, and TechSquare Labs in Atlanta. He maintains that the expertise and advice from tech powerhouses such as Angela Benton, Paul Judge, and Rodney Sampson in “those spaces really helped me to grow.”

Visit the helpbond.me website and you’ll witness that expansion, McFarlin and his dedicated team share the company’s current and upcoming services, including:

  • Construction of hardware kiosks and tablets for county jails. Such devices enable pretrial detainees to send hundreds of arrest notifications to friends, family, and followers through social media, text messaging, and e-mail—all which have higher response rates than phone calls.
  • Creation of “a blockchain-based fundraising platform for bail.” Friends and family can obtain bail in cryptocurrency and managed by a smart contract. “All transactions will be recorded to the Ethereum Blockchain to ensure immutability and transparency,” McFarlin told BE at the Entrepreneurs Summit. “We are building a financial system for deposit bail. Processing credit card payments for bail has traditionally been considered high risk. Our funds are guaranteed with zero chargebacks and instantly available to county clerks using the Help Bond Me Ethereum debit card.”
  • Developing “an angel network” tied to community bail funds in major cities nationwide that gain financial contributions from local philanthropists to post bail for destitute pretrial detainees.

Thus far, McFarlin has made inroads into the Cook County, Illinois, jail system as well as explored the jail system in Cobb County, Georgia.

This service is especially vital to African Americans. The 2018 Report To The United Nations on Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System from The Sentencing Project, a justice reform advocacy group, revealed that African Americans were incarcerated in local jails at a rate 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites in 2016. Moreover, roughly 70% of pretrial releases require money bond, “an especially high hurdle for low-income defendants, who are disproportionately people of color,” according to that report.

As an African American who knows all too well that a traffic stop can turn into a life-derailing event,  McFarlin says the development of Help Bond Me has been a deeply personal mission for him. “It has taken quite a bit of time, money, and effort to get to this point. We started out with just an idea that could help someone in their time of need. Since then, we have spoken with hundreds of people. That includes the person who was arrested, the jail commander that held him, the judge who set the bail, the family members that raised the bail and the bond agent that posted it,” McFarlin wrote on the Help Bond Me Facebook page. “We’ve traveled the country, gone to jail conferences, presented to sheriffs, spoken with non-profits about bail reform and collaborated with local bail funds. We’ve hit the streets with Help Bond Me, in the malls, flea markets, barber shops, beauty salons, trains, and bus stations. There’s no hype, gimmick or ‘hook’ to what we do. Quite frankly, it can sometimes be an ugly business. But, it’s important work that needs to be done.”

In our video interview, discover how McFarlin transformed his passion for justice reform into a disruptive venture, serving thousands of detainees and their families. He represents a true principled entrepreneur.

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How to raise independent kids the German way

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After Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, it didn’t take long for her to see the German cultural value of selbständigkeit — self-reliance — in action.

It was obvious at the playground, where the children ran unsupervised and swung from structures made of rope and metal, free from the watchful eyes of parents.

“In America we might call this ‘free-range’ parenting, but in Germany it’s normal parenting,” Zaske writes in the new book, Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children.

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Part-memoir, part-parenting guide, the book details what Zaske learned about raising independent children during the nearly 7 years her family spent in Germany.

In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, navigate public transportation, cut food with sharp knives, even play with fire, prompting Zaske to wonder if Germany was an example of how we could do things differently in the U.S.

“I had always considered myself a relaxed parent, but living in Berlin showed me how much I had absorbed of modern American parenting style,” she writes.

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Some of the biggest lessons she learns include:

• At daycare and on the playground, allow children to make the rules and discipline themselves.

“Our kita’s (kindergarten’s) philosophy was that the kids themselves were the best ones to enforce their own rules and solve their own conflicts— that they learn best from each other what is socially acceptable behavior,” Zaske writes.

• Spend time outdoors.

A German saying, “Es gibt kein schlechtes Wetter, es gibt nur falsche Kleidung,” roughly translates to “There’s no bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”

“We were outside almost every day, spending time in a different park every weekend, in all weather conditions,” Zaske says. “It was a shock, and kind of disappointing, to return to America and hardly see any kids outside on a sunny day.”

Give children physical independence.

Zaske details several examples including how German children use pedal-less laufrad (walking bikes — often called balance bikes in the U.S.) to learn the rules of the road, gain confidence, and move independently of their parents.

“It seems like a small thing, but it helps kids feel capable,” Zaske says. “They know that you trust them.”

As another mother tells Zaske, “I want (my children) to be independent and proud of what they can do. If I’m always with them, they won’t be.”

Teach children to engage with dangerous things, such as fire, in safe ways.

Zaske interviews a fire safety expert who says our natural human fascination with fire is strong, so prohibiting children from using fire means they will do it in secret. And if kids have no experience with matches, they don’t know how to hold them or put them out, so they burn their fingers, drop the match, or light something on fire.

Likewise, children in Germany are also taught to manage other dangerous objects, like tools and knives, so they understand how to wield them safely.

“It was baffling to me at first, but in retrospect it makes a lot of sense,” she says.

• Offer children spiritual and intellectual freedom too. 

“As parents, we can exercise an enormous amount of power over our children if we want to … if we misuse that power to try to force them to think the way we do, or do exactly what we want, our children may not forgive us when they’re older,” Zaske writes.

Back home in the U.S.

The author now lives in Idaho with her husband and children — Sophia, age 11, and 8-year-old Ozzie, who was born in Berlin — and finding a way to make Germany’s anti-authoritarian philosophies work in the land of helicopter parenting.

“I caught myself being American here when terrorist attacks started to happen,” she says. “My daughter came to talk to me about some things she heard at school, and I realized I need to be really open with her about difficult topics, otherwise they hear all kinds of crazy information.

“We try to shelter kids too much.”

It’s possible for American parents to foster emotional and intellectual independence in our children, she says, though it’s more of a challenge.

“You have to admit that many of the things they do in Germany involve an entire society and support system,” Zaske says. “Healthcare. Subsidized childcare. A substantial maternity leave. Those aren’t systems we have in place here.”

That said, there are still things well within our control as parents.

“At the very least we can lose some of our guilt,” Zaske says. “There’s often a stigma attached to daycare, but if you find a good daycare system for your child, that’s such a positive experience. They are starting to establish themselves in the world without you, and that’s a good thing.

“You can also spend more time outdoors, and allow your child to play freely. Let them achieve things without you.”

Read more about Sara Zaske and her work here. Pick up Achtung Baby or read an excerpt here.

 

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OneUnited Bank, (No. 2 on the 2017 BE BANKS list with $ 655 million in assets), recently joined forces with powerhouse 105.1 New York radio platform The Breakfast Club for their Change4Change Radiothon which raised more than $ 700,000 to support social justice initiatives and activists. The funds will benefit The Gathering for Justice, an organization founded by Harry Belafonte whose mission is to promote social justice, eliminate racial inequalities, and prevent child incarceration. The organization is also a sponsor of Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Campaign and The National Women’s March.

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Breakfast Club hosts Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee utilized texting for fundraising efforts, and celebrities called in to talk about social injustice and how important it is for everyone to do their part in being active in forging change. Music and Hollywood heavyweights including Diddy, Kevin Hart, will.i.am, Ludacris, Cardi B, Eminem, and Nick Cannon donated to the cause, and thousands of listeners contributed as well.

“Raising money is hard. For some reason, when it comes to doing the right thing, a lot of people don’t step up,” will.i.am, award-winning musician, entrepreneur, and activist told The Breakfast Club during a call from South Africa. “I’ll put in 20…20K.” His donation, according to the hosts, was an early spark to raise the bar for other celebrities to chip in generously.

During the radiothon, music mogul Diddy talked about the legacy and importance of the work of Harry Belafonte and the roadblocks today’s activists encounter in continuing social justice work. “We live in a time where we don’t have organizations that really have the infrastructure those guys had in the civil rights movement to be able to organize and galvanize to make change. … The only thing that is going to make change is money, to be honest—economic power,” Diddy told the show hosts. “Put me down for 100,000.”

Activists included Tamika Mallory lauded the efforts of the initiative and spoke out on how vital it is for communities to take active roles in making America greater.

“It’s truly an incredible feeling,” activist Mallory told The Breakfast Club. “If our people want us to continue to uplift our voices and tend to the most marginalized communities, we need to have the support whether it be $ 1 to $ 50,000. We need the support so that everyone has skin in the game.”

OneUnited Bank and its leadership, including power woman President and COO Teri Williams, have driven a social activism vehicle of their own, often encouraging the black community and its supporters to move their money into black-owned financial institutions (or #BankBlack) but also rev up efforts to support and partner in building black-owned businesses.

Panel session on black banks at BE’s 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit. Seated from left to right: Derek Dingle, SVP/Chief Content Officer, BLACK ENTERPRISE; Teri Williams, President and COO of OneUnited Bank; Sherifat Lawal Price, Assistant VP, Business Development and Marketing, Unity National Bank; and Ann D. Duplessis, SVP, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (Image: File)

 

“It’s the threshold for a community to do business with ourselves,” Williams said at this year’s Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit. She’s been vocal about the importance of black communities empowering themselves by thinking about social justice even in where they choose to bank. “Once you bank black, you don’t go back.”

Find out more information on the Change4Change initiative here. The Breakfast Club will take donations through Dec. 1.

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George and Amal Clooney want to raise their kids out of the spotlight

OHMYGOSSIP — George and Amal Clooney are “inspired” to raise their children out of the spotlight by their friends Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.
The couple welcomed twins Alexander and Ella into the world in June and Cindy is glad their famous pals know they can bring their kids up to be as normal as possible.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the annual Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party in Los Angeles, Cindy – who has Presley, 18, and Kaia, 16, with Rande – said: “I think that the cool thing is [that George and Amal] know our kids. They’re like, ‘You guys’ kids are so great.’
“I think it just inspires them to know that you can have like, normal kids, even if your life is a little bit in the spotlight sometimes. I think they see Presley and Kaia and see they have good manners, they have their friends from school, and I think that shows them you can do it.”
Meanwhile, George previously revealed he is eager to instil good values in his children.
He explained: “I have always felt a great sense of responsibility to other people in the world, but when you have children of your own, you realise you are responsible for their lives in a way you haven’t been before. And you become conscious that you want to make an example of your own life that they will follow. I want to make sure my children understand they have been given things other children haven’t been by accident of birth.
“They could just as easily have been born in Syria and their lives would have been completely different. It’s challenging to remind children who have been born into this glass of celebrity and money to have empathy for people who aren’t as fortunate as they are. That’s going to be Amal’s and my job to teach our children, and it’s an important one.”

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Lady Gaga and Joe Biden unite to raise awareness about sexual abuse

‘It can be terrifying waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body.’

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While former vice president Joe Biden and Lady Gaga may seem like an unlikely duo, they came together to shed light on a very important topic via the nonprofit organisation It’s On Us.

On Wednesday, their message to stop the cycle of sexual abuse went viral on social media, with the powerful hashtag, aptly titled #ItsOnUs, as the campaign’s calling card. In a video posted to Instagram and Twitter, Mother Monster is buttoned up in cream separates, and, with her hand on Biden’s shoulder, reveals that she’s a survivor of sexual assault.

‘I am a sexual assault survivor and I know the effects, the aftermath, the trauma: psychological, physical, mental,’ admits the Bad Romance singer.

‘It can be terrifying waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body.’

She continues: ‘But we’re here to remind you that it’s important to reach out to someone in your life that can trust and to know that they will be there to help you. There will be someone to listen, because you know what, it’s on us.’

Biden drives home Gaga’s point, saying, ‘We want to make it real clear: it’s on us. It’s on everyone to intervene, to stop abuse when they see it and when they hear about it.’

With the Harvey Weinstein scandal still fresh on our minds, Biden and Gaga’s message couldn’t have come at a better time. Get more information about their cause at ItsOnUs.org.

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4 Foolproof Tips To Asking For & Getting The Raise You Deserve

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Asking for a raise is not always an easy task for most women on the job. More times than not, many women in the workplace would prefer to not rock the boat by seeking more than what is already being provided to them in terms of salary. Maybe it is the fear of rejection, or the fear of retaliation by an employer for seeking additional income that keep many from inquiring.

Whatever the case may be, as an employee, the conversation with your supervisors or human resource department needs to take place at some point during your tenure with your company as it has been proven that the success rate for a raise request is not as low as some employees may think it is.

According to Accenture’s Career Capital 2014 Global Research Results, more than three-fourths (77%) of employees who have asked for or negotiated a pay raise have received one. The survey conducted by Accenture sought such information from 4,100 professionals in 32 countries. More than two-thirds (68%) of professionals who have asked for a promotion have received one.

Well, what does this mean?

All working women should take this study’s findings as a cue to put away fears that may hinder the procurement of more finances. Develop and execute a plan that may yield optimal results in your requests, which may include the following:

1) Ask at the right time.

Personalities, time of the day, and mode of correspondence all may yield either a positive or negative result, depending on a slew of variables. If your boss is not a morning person, or hates to communicate via email, then sending them an email when they first walk in the door may get your request shut down or not acknowledged at all.

2) Be knowledgeable.

You should prepare to ask for a raise based upon comparable salaries of those working in the same industry and for the amount of years you have worked as well. Websites such as Monster.com and Salary.com are great sites to commence the search for such information.

3) Highlight your accomplishments.

Be certain and prepare to bring up and discuss all of the positive contributions you have made to the company. Quantifying results may aid the powers to be in their consideration of your request.

4) Decide what’s next.

Do you know how you will react if your request is denied? Are you prepared to seek new employment or are you prepared to work harder for a more favorable result?

Overall, make a plan and see it through if you believe you have adequately positioned yourself for a raise. Do not be afraid to ask, as it has been proven that positive responses have come to those who actually asked.

Rashida Maples, Esq. is Founder and Managing Partner of J. Maples & Associates (www.jmaplesandassociates.com. She has practiced Entertainment, Real Estate and Small Business Law for 9 years, handling both transactional and litigation matters. Her clients include R&B Artists Bilal and Olivia, NFL Superstar Ray Lewis, Fashion Powerhouse Harlem’s Fashion Row and Hirschfeld Properties, LLC.

 

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Ready to approach your employer about a pay raise? “Keep in mind that it’s not just about what you think you’re worth, but also about what your employer thinks your contributions are worth paying for, says Rachel Kim, SoFi career strategist and coach.

So if you’re ready to take a seat at the negotiating table, come prepared and negotiate with confidence. Kim provided Black Enterprise with a few do’s and don’ts on how to pitch your boss on a pay increase.

Do:

External research  When trying to get a sense of your market value, third-party, websites like Glassdoor, Salary.com, and Comparably are a great place to start. However, it’s important to remember that these numbers are 100% self-reported and not verified.

Bring the energy – People pay just as much attention to how you present yourself as they do to what you actually say. Come in with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

Focus on exceeding, not meeting expectations – Talk about the work that you’re doing and the ways that you are contributing above and beyond your job description. Touching on the great work you are doing is good, but remember—that’s your job. It’s important to show how you are bringing additional value to your manager, team, and the company.

Don’t

Focus on performance outside of your own– When the company is excelling it can be tempting to feel like you also deserve to be getting paid more. However, avoid referencing company performance in your own negotiations unless you are going to make the case that you directly impacted how well the company is doing in a concrete way.

Get stuck on a specific number – By putting a specific salary number out there, there is a chance that you may be rejected outright or receive less than you might have if you had not been so specific. Instead, come in with a range that you’d be comfortable with, this way you don’t undersell yourself.

Declare that you deserve it – Confidence and assertiveness can be positive traits within the workplace, but a sense of entitlement when it comes to wage negotiations can make for a closed conversation.

 

 

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Do Certain Medicines Raise Murder Risk?

European study of homicides finds antidepressants not strongly linked to violence, but painkillers may be
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MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

Younger people with the disease appear to face an even greater risk of dying prematurely
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Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study
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Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

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Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study

Disrupted nighttime breathing makes getting fluid into the lungs more likely, researchers explain
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