April 9, 2016
WRITE TO BEAR ALMS
Binta Brown is a flat-out talent. She is a corporate lawyer, start-up advisor, human rights advocate, musician, and now music executive. Halima talks to Binta about her view of philanthropy and why it is an important part of her life.
The interview gets really interesting when Binta talks about why she left Corporate America
to launch Big Mouth Records
. Not just any label, Big Mouth seeks to give its artists true ownership of their music and experience; and she lays that out during the conversation.
Binta earned her undergrad degree from Barnard College and her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. She is a Truman National Security Fellow, a former Pipeline Fellow; and she has been recognized as one of the Root's "100 Most Influential African-Americans". She was also named one of Fortune's, JET's, and Crain's New York "40 Under 40" lists. Ever the philanthropist, she sits on the boards of Barnard College, 2U, Human Rights First, the New York City Parks Foundation, and the American Theatre Wing.
And, oh, if you're ever in NYC, try to catch her playing bass with a band during a night out on the town.
Photo courtesy of www.americanswiss.org