Jacqui Coles’ Call to the Word
Jacqui Coles is from Goochland County, Virginia, a small rural town in central Virginia, where “everyone knew each other.” Her mom was one of thirteen and Jacqui would spend almost every Sunday at her grandmother’s and Papa’s house. “We grew up surrounded by love and laughter,” she says. “We didn’t have a lot of money but as kids, we didn’t know how poor we were. I would often tell Mom to just write a check if I wanted something and she said we didn’t have the money. Read More . . .
Menelek Lumumba Reckons With America’s Racism
Menelek Lumumba was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He fell in love with film after seeing Boyz n the Hood at 9 years old. “I didn’t know how to do it, but I knew I would dedicate my life to finding out,” he says. His directorial debut, 1 Angry Black Man, was released on video-on-demand and DVD earlier last month with critical acclaim and positive reception from audiences worldwide. Read More . . .
Glynis Albright: Cooking With a Nod to Healthy Eating
Glynis Albright was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of 10, her family left the Big Easy and relocated to Southern California. Glynis lived there for 35 years until she and her husband (saxophone great Gerald Albright) moved to Castle Rock, Colorado. As a child, Glynis found her love for baking and cooking. Today, Glynis is a nutritional therapist who creates foods for people with health challenges, a passion she has been working for over 25 years. Read More . . .
Tre Tennyson’s Cathartic Stories About Humankind
Tre Tennyson is a Richmond-based writer, composer, stage director and performer who centers his work around death, time, race, class and power, and how these themes impact daily life. “I have always believed that at the center of mankind’s striving and struggle lies its preoccupation with time and the limits time places on experience, agency, and self-determination,” he says. “So, through my work, I examine the lives of the characters who come to me and see, as best I can, what they might reflect about the rest of us.” Read More . . .
HKB FiNN Focuses on the Beauty of Black People
HKB FiNN (pronounced Aitch-Kay-Bee-FiNN) is a multi-disciplinary artist from London, UK. “I describe my crafts as performance poetry, photography, filmmaking, music composition, and production,” he says. His poetry has taken him all over the world. He has performed in over 70 countries. His poetry is spoken word backed by hip hop-infused jazz with hints of reggae and gospel. This has been going on for over twenty years. Read More . . .
Chef Lynn Painter
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Keisha Green’s Loving Legs Foundation Creates Opportunities for People with Disabilities
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. Keisha Green is the founder of the Loving Legs Foundation based in Atlanta, Georgia. “Our mission is to build up and inspire legless and wheelchair divas, while providing accessibility items to people in need,” she says. Read More . . .
William A. Fields
Artist William A. Fields’ upbringing in Chilhowie, Virginia, influenced his outlook and appreciation of life. He went to the Carnegie High School in Marion, Virginia, where each year the Smyth County School District would put on an annual music and cultural arts festival. The festival was one of the only times in the segregated school system black and white kids would interact with one another. Read More . . .
Over the course of 50+ years of being American and Virginian, I have learned that we are all simply human beings sharing the same rock. I try to teach my children and friends who will listen that we are all cousins trying to find our way home. I also teach my sons that while they should enjoy the same rights and privileges as others, the reality is that they live in a nation that is not well. Read More . . .
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