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MUSIC VETERAN, SHANTI DAS, SPILLS THE ‘1, 2, 3S OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP’ [EXCLUSIVE]

In 2009, Shanti Das was on top of the world. As executive vice president of marketing at Universal Motown, she had nearly 20 years of experience in the music industry, helming careers for the likes of TLC, Outkast, Usher, among others. But during the height of career, Das quit her job to embark on a path of entrepreneurship. Five and half years later, the music industry veteran is now the proud founder and CEO ofPress Reset Entertainment, which provides consulting to artists like Kelly Price and Demetria McKinney, as well as other services such as talent booking and speaking engagements. While most people in her… Continue Reading

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Author Zane Talks Career, Race and Sexuality [Exclusive]

Gerren Keith Gaynor interviews author Zane for Centric: Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that when it comes to erotica novels, author Zane is the genre’s reigning queen. Over the last 15 years, she’s published 30 books and has had her signature no-holds-barred literary sexcapades turned into the television series “Zane’s Sex Chronicles.” And on Oct. 10, the author will be entering a new medium when her New York Times best-selling novel “Addicted” makes its film debut in theaters nationwide. But even with her massive success, Zane admits she’s noticed the limitations of her career as a Black writer. With the… Continue Reading