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 November 21, 2020)

Current Playlist:

(Updated November 21, 2020)

Last Movie Watched:

(Updated October 5, 2020)

Lately, I have been playing Far Cry 5 and replaying Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.  Next up on my list is Persona 5!

 

With Far Cry 5, I appreciate the opportunity to play as a woman and the limited customization options.  I ABSOLUTELY did not appreciate Jacob's territory and all of the forced cut-scene advancement.  One of the reasons I enjoy sandbox games is the ability to move at my own pace.  I did not like that being taken away.  I also think choosing to be non-violent should be a valid option in some of the situations.  It takes a lot of skill and calmness under pressure to take a nonviolent route in some of the scenes in this game.  I wish that would have been recognized.

 

I am replaying Ninja Theory's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice to review it with a group of fellow gamers on the Pink Gamer Series.  Hellblade explores Viking culture, mental illness, social isolation, and other themes not often found in gaming.  I am really looking forward to discussing the game with other gamers.  

My friends know that I am a HUGE Chaka Khan fan.  The fabulous Ms. Chaka Khan is having a Thanksgiving Day special!  She will open up her vault of music and let us hear some rarities in addition to our favorites.  Costs about $12 to join and I am all in!  (All in like Ms. Patti LaBelle invited me over for dinner!)  Check it our here: https://chakakhan.com/2020-vision

 

Beyond my excitement for Ms. Chaka opening up her vault of music for us, I am getting the Christmas music ready for heavy rotation.  Each year, I put together a new Christmas playlist.  Given the craziness of 2020, I want this year's Christmas list to be a special bright spot.  

I watched Project Power on Netflix.  I generally love all things that are superheroes  films and animations, so I was excited to tune in.  The animal DNA powers in a pill was an interesting plot.  I really liked the casting choices of Jamie Foxx and Dominique Fishback.  Without a doubt, I recommend giving Project Power a watch.

 

However, shortly after watching Project Power I started watching The Boys season 2.  All edginess in Project Power suddenly seemed inadequate.  The Boys is just absolutely insane.  

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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