The Genius of Paul Goodnight
Paul Goodnight has dedicated his life to creating art that uplifts and empowers his community. He has seen the destruction of war firsthand and is doing the work to make a peaceful world a tangible reality. Goodnight’s art is beautiful and can be emotionally overwhelming. Read More . . .
Kitt Shapiro Carries on Eartha Kitt’s Legacy
After her mother lost her battle to colon cancer in 2008, Kitt Shapiro knew she had to carry on her mother’s legacy. After all, her mother is one of the most fascinating women in pop culture—the elegant and alluring Eartha Kitt. Shapiro decided to create a lifestyle brand, titled Simply Eartha. This brand would be a direct homage to her mother. Read More . . .
Meet Sidney Outlaw, the Man With the Powerful Voice
Sidney Outlaw’s baritone voice has captured the attention of the New York Times and opera audiences nationwide. He’s a Juilliard graduate, from Brevard, North Carolina, but moved to New York City to pursue his dream of being an opera singer. As an opera singer, Sidney says, you have to take care of your body and soul. Read More . . .
Chef J. Ponder: Culinary Hero
When he was coming up, Chef Jacoby Ponder watched his strong, independent grandmother maintain and sustain a small farm in rural Monroe, Georgia. He watched her plant and harvest fresh vegetables—sweet potatoes, collard greens, and cabbages. He saw how she would wash off the red Georgia clay and use these vegetables to create something hearty for supper. Read More . . .
Maggie Small’s Second Act
Maggie Small started ballet at three years old and began training in the School of Richmond Ballet in 1990 when she was just five years old. She dedicated over 16 years of her life to the Richmond Ballet, becoming one of the nation’s celebrated dancers until she retired. She is only 34. She has performed in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, as well as on stages in New York City, London, and China. Read More . . .
Chef J. Ponder
Pan-Seared Cod Lemon with Micro Basil Dressing
“Delicious white fish with an added kick is a healthy choice for an evening meal.”
The Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Choir Addresses the Nation
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. It was a chance happening: a Detroit children’s choir putting their own spin on the classic Funkadelic song, “One Nation Under A Groove.” Read More . . .
James “Plunky” Branch
Music critics have hailed saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch as an essential part of the “vanguard of Afro-centric jazz, funk, house music, and go-go.” Over the span of 40+ years he has independently maintained a successful career of creating music with over 25 albums. Read More . . .
If you have something to say, . . . say it. If you have a song within you, . . . sing it. If you have a book in you, . . . write it. If you have a vision in your heart, . . . act on it. The world is a place where our efforts make our dreams come true. The artists and leaders we profile in our February issue are making the world better by doing what they were born to do. Read More . . .