Meet

our founder,

jules porter

Esq., MBA

Hometown

Minneapolis, Minnesota
The proud home of Prince

SKOL VIKINGS!!

Education

Florida A&M University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

University of St. Thomas School of Law and
Opus College of Business

Favorite games

God of War Series

Assassin's Creed Series

Fallout Series
(except for Fallout 76)

Civilization Series

BloodRayne Series

Heroes

Thurgood Marshall

Bessie Coleman

Mahalia Jackson

Madam C.J. Walker

Coretta Scott King

Maya Angelou

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Dr. Mae Jemison

Alice Walker

Amiri Baraka

Nina Simone

Napoleon Bonaparte

What Jules Is Up To:

Currently Playing:

(Updated July 20, 2020)

Current Playlist:

(Updated July 20, 2020)

I finished Death Stranding to 100% and earned the Platinum Trophy! (Can this game truly be completed to 100%?)  Hideo Kojima is such a visionary!   

 

I have not had much time to game since finishing Death Stranding, just 30 minutes here and there.  Therefore, I rebooted my copy of Samurai Warriors 4-II.  It is the perfect game to pick up, play a battle or two, and get back to adulting.  I really love the Samurai Warriors series and still have my copies of Samurai Warriors I and II on PS2!  It is hard for me to believe I have had Samurai Warrior 4-II since 2018, and I haven't completed more than 30%.  Well, time to change this - battle by battle. 

P.S. I am still slightly mad that Nintendo held Samurai Warriors III hostage and that Samurai Warriors  4 and 4-II do not have English dubs!  How on EARTH are we supposed to keep up with the fast pace of the action AND read the subtitles to get a sense of the story and flow of battle. 
Come on Koei!  English dubs please!

During game development this month, I have been listened to Missy Elliott pretty much everyday.  Missy helps me stay creative!  I also caught up on Syleena Johnson's body of work. I have her first three albums and they never get old!  Syleena is extremely talented.  I GREATLY enjoyed catching up on the rest of her work and just admiring the great gifts she shares with the world. 

Here are some of the collaborations I dreamed about:

Missy Elliott and Solange

Missy Elliott and Chaka Khan

Syleena Johnson and Chaka Khan

Syleena Johnson and Anita Baker 

Missy Elliott and Jhene Aiko

Missy Elliott and Maxwell (because NO ONE expects that!)

Syleena Johnson and Ledisi

Syleena Johnson and Rahsaan Patterson
Missy Elliott, Syleena Johnson, Ledisi, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Rachelle Ferrell, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey super collab! 

Last Movie Watched:

(Updated July 20, 2020)

I watched The Old Guard on Netflix.  It was ok.   I always enjoy seeing Charlize Theron punch folks in the face.  I also like how Netflix is casting more Black women actresses in their originals (Kiki Layne in the Old Guard and Toya Turner in Warrior Nun).  Still, we are all watching their court battle with Mo'Nique.  I am a strong believer in equal pay and equal opportunities.  I hope Netflix is now paying Black women on par with other women at the same talent level and acclaim... AND that Netflix is paying all womenx the same as men with comparable talent levels and acclaim.  Equality is Equality is Equality which means Equality.  

Ask Jules

Jules Answers Your Questions

You are a lawyer, how did you learn to code?

I am self taught, but I have been learning my whole life. I started with HTML and later moved on to C++ then the Unreal Engine. There are a TON of free resources online if you are willing to take the time to learn.  Coding is not as difficult as you think, especially if you are applying the information as you go. Just dedicate the time to learn.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I was a kid when Dr. Mae Jemison went to outer space, when Hon. Sharon Sayles Belton became Mayor of Minneapolis, and when Hon. Pamela Alexander became a judge in Hennepin County. This inspired me to want to be an astronaut, President of the US, and a judge.  

Who is your favorite Jackson?

I feel like this is a loaded question.  Janet Jackson made some great music in music in Minnesota with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  Therefore, I have to go with Ms. Janet Jackson.

 

Her nephew, Jaafar Jackson, released a song last year that I really like.

What inspires you to continue to progress in your endeavors?

Dr. King once encouraged us to Keep Moving Forward.  Gandhi inspired us to be the change we want to see in this world.  I have a vision for my life and the systemic change I want to enact to uplift folks everywhere.  Things that are worth doing aren't always easy and sometime the oddest obstacles stand in the way.  But just like each of those heroes I listed at the top of this page, I have to keep moving forward.  Perseverance is in the blood.

How to you avoid becoming cynical?

The glass is half full and each day is a new beginning.  I am driven by optimism and I don't let the haters win.  I can't control how others treat me or how folks treat one another, but I can stay positive and provide opportunities for people to be better and do better.  However, when people fall below a certain standard of conduct they must be called out and held accountable. Sometimes life just throws insane curve-balls.  I don't give up, I just pay close attention to the trajectory and I keep swinging.  Eventually, I will hit one out of the park. Time keeps moving and ensures there is always a new dawn.  In short: I have to stay positive and I can't afford to become cynical.  There is too much work to do and it takes all of us to stay encouraged.  Cry when you need to, but keep moving forward.

Who is the King of R&B?

This is another set up question. There are at least 100 people with legitimate claims to the throne.
I decided to survey my friends for the answer.  I tallied up my friend's votes and came up with a top 4:

Usher

Babyface

Luther Vandross

Marvin Gaye

In terms of influence, no list is complete without Stevie Wonder.

If the question were about Neo-Soul, I would have an extremely hard time choosing between Maxwell and D'Angelo. 
So, I pick them both.
 

Independent artists?
Rahsaan Patterson
Long live the King!

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