BK Fulton: Faith In Action, Deeds Not Words
Faith is how BK Fulton describes the force that motivates him to keep going and to keep helping others as he climbs. “At the end of the day, it is my faith and prayer that helps me get it all done at a very high level,” he says. He wants to make sure that we know he doesn’t do it alone. “The secret sauce,” as he describes it, is a team of passionate individuals who are willing to put in the work to make his vision a success. Read More . . .
Alvin Thompson’s Sustainable Fashion Design
As a 13-year-old living in Washington, D.C., Alvin Thompson knocked on the door of every designer and tailor he could find in the phone book. Impressed by his enthusiasm for their craft, Nunzio and Gina Salvi, Italian immigrants who had recently arrived in the U.S., granted him an apprenticeship at their design house, Salvi of Florence. “I was there every spare moment,” Alvin says. “That first year, I swept up pins, took out the trash, and watched everything they did. Read More . . .
DeNita Turner: Creating the Best Image of You
DeNita Turner is the founding president and CEO of Image Builders, Inc. She is also a life coach, motivational speaker, and author. In a world where one’s image is important in building a successful personal brand, DeNita Turner helps people to authentically broadcast their image to the public. “You sell yourself with your image—use it,” she says. After working in international sales for corporate America and collegiate and professional sports, DeNita ventured out on her own and created Image Builders. Read More . . .
Kristen Peyton: Finding Beauty and Inspiration in the Ordinary
Kristen Peyton’s passion is painting. She is an artist and the co-director and curator of the Flippo Gallery at Randolph-Macon College. Her paintings are inspired by her surroundings. “At times, I hunt for beauty in the ordinary and seek to paint beautiful things,” she explains. “Other times and more often than not, I seek to make the ordinary beautiful.” Whether she is in her home, commuting, in her studio, or out and about within the community, she observes the lights, shadows, color, and geometry of what is around her. Read More . . .
Louise Keeton: Theatre as a Remedy for Isolation
Louise Keeton is an Ashland, Virginia, native of many talents. As the founding artistic director of the Whistle Stop Theatre Company, Louise creates stories that educate, empower, and inspire people to create real-world change. “When we share stories, we are able to empathize all the more deeply with one another and when we empathize with one another, we can imagine a better world where everyone is included,” she says. Read More . . .
Chef Tye Hall
“A dish inspired by the love of family.”
Bethea Family Foundation: NFL Vet Antoine Bethea Gives Back
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. NFL veteran Antoine Bethea gives back to the community that made him a success. As a Newport News, Virginia, native, Antoine was heartbroken that many families within the community were on the verge of losing their homes. So, he took action. Read More . . .
Charles M. Reynolds, Jr.
Dr. Iva E. Carruthers is a social justice advocate and leader who has spoken and written about social issues that affect the Black diaspora. She is currently the general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC), an “interdenominational organization within the African- American faith tradition focused on justice and equity issues.” Read More . . .
We will all be telling our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren what it was like living in America in 2020. Is it too much to say that we are exhausted? I know I am. Breonna Taylor was only 26 years old when she was murdered. Ahmaud Arbery was 25 years old when he was murdered. I am 25. When you think about your own mortality, the deaths of your peers start to weigh on you. Read More . . .
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