Hill Harper: Investing in Us
Hill Harper comes from a rich history of black entrepreneurship. “The family lore is that we were slaves in Kentucky and made our way to the Mississippi River,” Hill says. “They made their way up North and like a lot of other folks, they wanted to get as far away from the South as possible.” Hill got his name from his two grandfathers—Harold Hill and Harold Harper. His maternal grandfather Harold Hill, also known as ‘Doc Hill,’ started serving the black community in the Jim Crow era. Read More . . .
Mike Jones Captures Our Biggest Inspirations
Mike Jones has lived quite an exciting life documenting black music and culture. His Southern California roots have inspired and informed his work. His upbringing made him at ease in social situations and he loves the outdoors. “My photography is a visual representation of how I view life and it is guided by some deep-seated principles I have that were instilled in me by my parents,” he says. Read More . . .
Chef Steve Glenn Comes Home
Chef Steve Glenn grew up in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He was inspired by his grandmother’s cooking. After losing her to cancer, Steve continued his passion for cooking. “I have a genuine love for fresh local ingredients and an appreciation for where they come from,” he says.At the age of 21, he competed on Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns and had to keep it hush for two years before the competition premiered in May of 2021. Read More . . .
Khadijah Smith Wants To Help Improve Your Health
Khadijah Smith helps those who cannot help themselves mentally or physically. “I worked as a nurse in the mental health field for 13 plus years,” she says. “I believe this work was preparing me to care for my son who has mild intellectual disabilities.” Khadijah was uncomfortable about putting her child on controlled medication, so she did her own research to figure out natural ways to help her son. Read More . . .
DeShon Hardy Switches It Up
DeShon Hardy is a filmmaker who believes his true craft is writing. “My style of writing is painting pictures with my words, allowing my audience to envision everything they read,” he says. “My strength is creating characters who leave everlasting impressions, which helps every story develop.” DeShon is from Neptune, New Jersey, where celebrities like Jack Nicholson were born. He is a product of the northeast hustle and grind. Read More . . .
Chef Steve Glenn
Lobster Linguine w/ Burrata
“A super quick and delicious pasta dish that showcases one of my favorite cheeses.”
Underground Kitchen’s Community First: Feeding the Community
Each month we highlight a community program that aligns with the values of SoulVision Magazine. In 2020, Underground Kitchen (UGK), “a roving experiential dining and event company,” was forced to close due to the pandemic. As restaurants closed and many societal inequalities widened, UGK saw a way to do their part in helping the community by addressing food insecurity in the Richmond Metro Region and Petersburg areas of Virginia. Read More . . .
Sidney Poitier made his film debut in the 1950 film No Way Out and would go on to forever change Hollywood. He broke the color barrier and was the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actor (for his role in Lilies of the Field). Critics have applauded Poitier as sophisticated, charismatic, and cerebral. Read More . . .
Juneteenth is now officially a US Holiday! I’m happy about that, but it’s not enough. The assault on our voting rights is real. Congress did not enact the law that would make the most difference for all Americans. Republicans at the national and state levels are working 24/7 to minimize the impact of voters who they don’t think will support them. Super-partisan politics is a plague that we have to fight with what is right. Read More . . .
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