DJ Q-Boogie Is in Control
It’s 30 seconds before liftoff, and the crowd is impatient. Qiana (pronounced Key Ana) Coachman-Strickland, also known as DJ Q-Boogie, is ready. She has trained for this moment for decades. Her Pioneer DDJ-SX controller, and its violet lights, are on.
Three, two, one. DJ Q-Boogie firmly pushes a square button on her controller to launch the familiar party song, “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan, into the ether. We have lift off!
Paris: A Personal Journey
Christian Brown, 25, is an entrepreneur on a personal journey to find his best self. On January 8, 2022, he boarded an airplane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport in Georgia, and landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, 15 miles northeast of Paris. For centuries, Paris has seduced many, and Christian has been under the city’s spell since visiting for the first time in 2016, one of three trips he would make to Paris.
In 2018, 40 million tourists visited the City of Light, or in French, “La Ville Lumière.” Today, Christian (also known as Visionary Ceej) lives in the city on a special French Tech Visa, the fast-track way for non-EU startup founders to obtain a residence permit for France. “I want to be the James Baldwin for technology,” says Christian. “He disrupted things and made timeless art.”
Providence, Rhode Island Entrepreneur Sees His Future in the Muse Mirror
It’s been called the “Great Resignation,” when millions of Americans have left their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic to pursue better opportunities. Indeed, nearly 4.5 million people quit their jobs in November 2021, as reported by CBS News. Every employer is impacted by this trend, especially in this labor market that favors employees.
Akintoye “Toye” Onikoyi quit his full-time job in February after nearly six years at Rite-Solutions, most recently as a software engineer, in Middletown, Rhode Island, just ten minutes north of scenic Newport. Toye (pronounced “Toy yea”) was not seeking a plush corner office on the 26th floor in the Industrial National Bank Building in Providence, or better working conditions. He resigned to become the CEO of Muse Interactive (MI), a technology startup.