We are back like we never left of course, we had the pleasure of interviewing hip hop artist and musician Yoson Tala @Yoson_Tala007. Many people might know Yoson from being on tv shows, such as the @BadGirlsClub (Oxygen) & hit tv show on Fox @EmpireFox, he has been featured on Showtime’s @ShoTheChi & NBC’s @NBCChicagoFire, just to name a few.
Yoson @Yoson_Tala007 came on #TheCast
to discuss his musical endeavors, taping current episodes for Empire,
his upbringing in Gary, Indiana and Chicago, IL, as well as what strip
clubs he enjoys (Luisa L @LuisaModels chimes in * ;)* wink*….and much more ..
President Trump is set to nominate Herman Cain for the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Herman Cain was a former presidential candidate in 2012. He also served as chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Board. His business background includes being the President/CEO of Godfather Pizza, CEO of National Restaurant Association, and being on boards such as Nabisco, Whirlpool, & Reader’s Digest.
Mr. Cain to be on the Fed Board, would have to pass an extensive background check and Senate confirmation process.-SB
We’re back for another episode. Sammy BE @EcoFireTV, James, Lyman & Jon Don Sterling “On The Boards” @TheDramaBlock.
The trio had the pleasure to interview Nigeria’s media platform ObjecTvMedia’s Shomade Olwaaegun @Objectvmedia. He was able to describe what was going on the ground, in the recent Presidential/National Assembly elections in Nigeria.
Shomade was able to give a detailed account
and opinion on the respective candidates for the Nigerian presidency and
what the two major parties APC & PDP were doing to court youth
voters, and what INEC was doing to make sure that elections throughout
the country was free, fair and credible.
This is a must listen to episode, in its truest form.
President Muhammadu Buhari has won reelection for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He won with over 3.9 million popular votes.
President Buhari the incumbent, won the majority of the North East, North West, and South West states, he also took home the majority of the middle belt states.
The former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Ababakar, the oppositional presidential candidate won South South, South East majority states.
This was a well contested election with many analysts & spectators citing President Buhari having a tough battle winning reelection.
It seems that the President Buhari had managed to beat the odds overall. International observers indicated there was an increase of violence during the campaigns and as it became closer to the presidential/national assembly elections, but during the election day votes seemed to be collated orderly. -SB
Amazon has done it again for another year, they will not have to pay a single dime for the 2018 federal tax year. Amazon netted over 11 billion dollars in 2018, and none of those revenues will have to be paid for 2018 federal tax filings.
This is the second year in a row that Amazon will not have to pay federal income tax. The tax credits that Amazon accumulates allows them not to pay federal taxes. The deductions and the tax credits that Amazon collects; allows them to legally avoid having to pay federal taxes, analysts have indicated.
The recent TCJA (Tax Cuts & Jobs Act) passed by the US Congress in 2017, has helped large corporations in attaining tax credits and federal deductions for their companies and has allowed greater revenues for their businesses. Across the board the TCJA is major factor that has assisted Amazon in bolstering their end of the year profits tremendously, hence allowing them to avoid paying any federal income tax. -SB
THE CAST PODCAST… Back at it again, with another banging episode for your ears. Sammy BE @EcoFireTV & Luisa L. @LuisaModels, along with Jon Don Sterling “On The Boards” @TheDramaBlock.
this podcast episode, we had a special guest interviewee. Our guest
happens to be a super manager in the music and entertainment game, her
clientele ranges from Bobby V. (Bobby Valentino), Houston, Texas rap
legend Scarface (Gheto Boys), R&B duo group Ruff Endz, as well as
her other major accolades; we were able to interview Ms. Melinda
Santiago from (The Santiago Firm).
Melinda was able to give THE
CAST PODCAST, insight into the music biz and particularly on how she
runs her business. She provided context of what young artists
(Millennials, Gen Z) need to do to be heard and gain exposure to a
She also provided the ups and downs of the
entertainment business, and the struggles women have in the music
business; but also the strong backbone she has, to be able to survive
and progress in this male dominated business and industry.
This is an episode you surely do not want to miss.
On Monday, January 28, 2019, the United States Attorney General Department, indicted Hauwei Technologies with 13 counts of banking fraud, wire transfer fraud, and violating Iranian sanctions imposed by the United States.
Hauwei Technologies Ltd. (the biggest global telecom equipment maker and provider) have been accused of misleading authorities of its relationship with subsidiary banks that had connections with Iran, as well as stealing technology trade secrets for USA companies, such as T-Mobile. The charges were filed in the state of Washington.
US authorities have accused the CFO of Hauwei, Weng Wanzhau as being the mastermind of the schemes that have played out in the federal indictment charges.
Weng & Hauwei Technologies Ltd deny the charges put forth by the US. -SB
Walmart will be hiring close to 1,000 new truck drivers in 2019. The truckers who are seasoned throughout the year, being apart of the Walmart trucking program. Walmart drivers (whom have senority) will be attaining an increase in base salary to $90,000.
In 2018 Walmart hired 1,400 truck drivers, to stream line their trucking business. Their truck driver turnover is one of the lowest in the industry and Walmart has indicated they want it to stay that way. To increase the recruits of truck drivers, Walmart has upped the ante by improving base salary, vacation days, and onboarding systems to assist their drivers better on the job,
Truck drivers shortages seems to be the main concern in 2019, data by the American Trade Association (ATA) indicates truck drivers for the past 20 years have been hovering around the 3 million to the 3.5 million drivers mark in the USA. There has been a short fall of drivers, even though freight volume has will be increasing to over 35%, within the next decade. -SB
End of the year review for(2018)….. THE CAST Podcast or the #gangangang, Sammy BE & Luisa L. (missing Savannah Bee this episode), closed out the year with a bang.
gang discussed various topics that happened in 2018 and their thoughts
and views on certain topics. They also had a special guest, Busta Scher @Bustacher, who is a young social media talent on the world wide web. Busta
is the young social media talent, who actually develops social media
for the NBA. He created an online platform called HoopsNation @HoopsNation;
that focuses on high caliber star quality high school, college
basketball recruits, along with NBA superstardom. His platform has
allowed him to be the premier “social media go to guy” for the NBA
(National Basketball Association).
This is an end of year wrap up for 2018, that you don’t want to miss.. Happy New Year 2019 by the way…..