The Many Shades of Leroy Campbell
Self-taught artist Leroy Campbell was born in the Gadsden Green projects in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1956. He was raised in a culture that he describes as an “African village experience.” “I came out of a Gullah Geechee culture. A culture rich with African food, dishes, words, beliefs, ways and traditions,” he explains. “We were a close-knit community. Churches, schools, black-owned businesses, and grocery stores lined the perimeter of our village. Read More . . .
Liliane Lathan: Passion Through Photography
Liliane Lathan is a photographer from Los Angeles. Born in New York, she was raised in a family of filmmakers and artists. She has always had an interest in the visual arts. Starting out illustrating and painting, Liliane eventually became interested in photography. She went on to earn a BFA in photography and imaging from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. “I do a little bit of everything,” she admits. Read More . . .
Traer Price: Your Jewelry Is Personal
Multidisciplinary designer and artist Traer Price was born in New Haven, Connecticut. A Harvard and Stanford University graduate, Traer is the “first black show designer/choreographer of high tech, internationally renowned fountains,” according to the Hutchins Center at Harvard. Some of her water choreography show highlights include “I Will Always Love You,” by Whitney Houston at the Dubai Fountain in Dubai, UAE, and “Luck Be A Lady,” by Frank Sinatra at the Fountains of Bellagio at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, both produced for L.A. firm WET. Read More . . .
Heidi Abbott: Capturing the Beginnings of a Movement
Heidi Abbott migrated to Richmond, Virginia, after college for a teaching job in 1984. She had no ties to the city. Over the decades, Heidi has established herself as a pivotal community figure within the city. An attorney and civic leader, Heidi uses her talent as a photographer to connect people from different walks of life. “For me, photography has always been an incredible communication tool,” she says. “It allows people to see the beauty in themselves and lets people from very different worlds recognize their common humanity.” Read More . . .
James Harris’ Men to Heal: Let’s Talk Mental Health
James Harris is a father and a serial entrepreneur based in Richmond, Virginia. As a U.S. Army veteran who served for eight years and took two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, James has seen how mental health issues have affected families and communities. Now a licensed mental health professional and therapist, James has created a movement that encourages men to start taking care of their overall wellness, mental health, and physical health. Read More . . .
Chef Tyrone Workman
Cajun Grilled Pork Chops w/ Rice Pilaf, Tomato & Cucumber Salad, and Key Lime Pie
“Comfort and spice with a touch of tangy sweetness.”
Breaking the Cycle: Creating Positive Change for Future Generations
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. Breaking the Cycle was founded in 2016 by Clark Atlanta University alumna Markeena Novembre with a goal to lead, inspire, uplift, and transform the local community. She established different chapters at other HBCUs because often the communities around HBCU campuses are disenfranchised. Read More . . .
Former President Barack Obama, the son of a successful Kenyan economist and an intellectually curious white mother, taught a nation of immigrants that no dream is too big to achieve. Charismatic and cerebral, Obama earned degrees from Columbia University and Harvard Law School. After graduating, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. There, he met his wife Michelle Obama whom he married in 1992. Read More . . .
My family did not take an exotic trip last year and that’s OK. 2020 was tough, but we woke up this morning in 2021. That’s the GIFT. Our Nation is getting everyone ready for a promising COVID-19 vaccine, and we are preparing to receive a new president and the first-ever woman vice president. It’s a new day. Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It’s official with inauguration festivities happening in the coming weeks. I had hoped that I would not lose any friends during this past election. Read More . . .
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