Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Why you should listen to him:
Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. One recent victory: A ban on life imprisonment without parole sentences imposed on children convicted of most crimes in the United States.
Today there are so many different brands of sports beverages – Gatorade, PowerAde, Vitamin Water, and even Clif Quench by Clif Bar. Additionally, there are so many versions of each brand; take Gatorade for example, which offers G2-low calorie, G Series Fit, and G Natural. Wow, have times changed! I see people who workout for 20 minutes and drink Gatorade. On the other hand I see people running on the treadmill for an hour and a half who just drink water or nothing at all. So, when should sports drinks be used?
What you put in, affects what you get out! This is true with most things in life, likewise with your sports drink. My passion for nutrition is matched by the jock quotient (JQ). My interest in food was driven by my desire to improve my athletic performance; first it was softball, now it’s running. I’m always looking for ways to maximize my JQ (Jock Quotient). No matter what your JQ, you should understand how nutritional intake affects you and find the best options for your personal fitness objectives. The higher the JQ, the more likely you are to need a sports drink during your workouts.
AJ Calloway interviews Will Packer about building his film company Rainforest Films, his life's inspirations, and what has driven him to become so successful in business and as a mentor.
WILL PACKER, Producer
Producer Will Packer has officially taken the film industry by storm. Having produced two box office hits grossing over $100 Million in one year, Packer is at the top of his game. In September of 2007, Daily Variety magazine was on the right track when they selected Packer as one of their “10 Producers to Watch.” Packer states, “Receiving this honor was great validation for my burgeoning work in Hollywood. As the only African-American honored on this list, I accept the tremendous responsibility that this represents to make movies that matter as well as have commercial appeal.” Packer further states, “I look forward to continuing to promote imagery that has not traditionally been pushed by mainstream Hollywood.” Packer has also been acknowledged on several high profile lists including; Giant Magazine’s “The Giant 100, Jet Magazine’s Who’s Hot To Watch in 2008” andBlack Enterprise Magazine’s “Most Powerful Players Under 40.” In March of 2008, Packer and his business partner Rob Hardy were honored by Black Enterprise as one of the “Top 25 Money Makers in Hollywood”. Other honorees included Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Chris Tucker and Tyler Perry.