Christy Coleman: Rethinking Our Relationship With the Past
Christy Coleman is one woman with the knowledge and expertise to help us build a more inclusive nation. Her passion is history. She lives and breathes it. It is a result of a knack for resourcefulness and a determination that many adults in her youth found inspiring enough to open the doors of opportunity for her to walk through. Like many African-Americans of her generation, Christy grew up in the church. Read More . . .
Turning Point Pen Co.’s Special Gift to Kehinde Wiley
Michael Hyland is the owner and designer at Turning Point Pen Co. He’s from Richmond, Virginia and is a proud Lebanese-American and James Madison University (JMU) grad. Recently, Kehinde Wiley unveiled his Rumors of War statue at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), its permanent home. Read More . . .
Parween Mascari’s Case for West Virginia’s Creative Community
Parween Mascari is a judge by day and a retail shop owner by night. She’s half Afghan or as she calls it, “Halfghan,” born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She spends her days traveling her state as a Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge for West Virginia, hearing unemployment compensation appeals from all over the state. Read More . . .
Lara Paparo Celebrates Diverse Authors With Owl Publishing
Lara Paparo is a lover of literature and books. She started her own publishing house, Owl Publishing, in 2015 to “empower authors and create engaging books for readers of all ages.” She was born and raised in Philadelphia and currently resides in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. “I get to enjoy the best of both worlds since I work in the city, but live in the country,” Lara says. Read More . . .
Everyone Is Welcome at Will Herring’s Crossroads
At Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream, people from Richmond and beyond come together to share ideas and unwind seven days a week. The owner of Crossroads, Will Herring, is a big guy with an even bigger heart. He’s formed great relationships with his customers over the seventeen years he’s been in business and is looking to evolve the business in the next decade. Read More . . .
Chef Will Herring
“Something comforting and simple for a chilly winter day.”
Kehinde Wiley Reveals New Vision of America at VMFA
Each month we highlight a community program that aligns with the values of SoulVision Magazine. We believe engaging with one’s community is critical to fostering positive change in the world. In early December, many stood on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) to witness the spectacle that is Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War. Read More . . .
Jamel Shabazz’s photography tells the story of life, particularly black life, in New York City in the late 20th century. Deeming himself a “conscious artist,” Jamel’s photography celebrates the “street style” of urbanites. He perfectly captures their swagger and uniqueness, but most importantly the value of their life. Read More . . .
Welcome back for another year of SoulVision Magazine. We kick off 2020 with the amazing story of Christy Coleman, incoming leader of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and former leader of the American Civil War Museum. Christy was named one of the “31 people changing the South” by Time magazine. Read More . . .