Saturday, October 5, 2013

Miriam Carey and the Trayvon Martin Foundation

Miriam Carey's sister, Valarie Carey is the National director for a multi-level network marketing business, 5LINX, along with her boyfriend, Schmoll Reaves-Bey.  This business is heavily endorsed by Russel Simmons (video).

Russell Simmons at Orlando 5LINKS Convention
On the weekend before Miriam crashed her car through barricades in front of the White House and was shot to death, 5Linx gave a check for $54,000 to the Trayvon Martin Foundation.  Below is Sybrina accepting the money and giving a short speech.  She says more than once she loves Miami.  I guess she's felt the anger of Florida after her endorsement to boycott their state.

Valarie Carey: My partners along with the cofounders of 5Linx have donated over $57,000 to the Trayvon Martin Foundation. THIS is why I’m in Florida. — with Schmoll Reaves-Bey at Orange County Convention Center.
Sybrina accepting the donation at the 5Linx Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Of course I don't think there is any sort of nefarious connection or some grand conspiracy in the case of Miriam Carey - I think her's was a tragedy that no one saw coming until it was too late.  I simply find the one degree of separation interesting.  I do predict Russell Simmons will capitalize on this tragedy by promoting their business using Miriam's name.  I hope I am wrong, but the most successful multi-level marketers are not encumbered by conscience.

The reviews for this company (except the ones they write themselves), are pretty typical of unsatisfied pyramid scheme multi-level marketing investors.  The company was founded Jeb Tyler (Executive Vice President of Marketing), Craig Jerabeck (President and CEO), and Jason Guck (Executive Vice President of Sales).
Jeb Tyler , Craig Jerabeck, and Jason Guck
With the exception of the owners, the company does not seem very racially diverse.  They charge $499 to become a representative.  The service and equipment they sell are plagued by bad reviews - without much argument, however, when the multi-level marketing is critiqued, they drown those reviews out with relentless rebuttal.  Their SEO is top notch.