Photo by Queon “Q” Martin
“What are the conversations we need to have today?”
Recently, we were blessed with a commissioned gift of figurines from the great Acori Honzo. He sent us images of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The surreal life-like figurines are arranged in a conversation on a park bench somewhere in America. What would they talk about today? They started out in very different places and before they were assassinated in ’63 (Malcolm) and ’68 (King), their views had become very similar. What are the conversations we need to have today? Thank you Acori Honzo for making these for Soulidifly Productions. Check out our latest project – a book about two men becoming friends after a conversation. Be sure to get your copy of The Tale of the Tee. We each can become the change we seek.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X have a conversation on a park bench somewhere in America. Figurines by Acori Honzo. Photo by Queon “Q” Martin.
In this issue we keep the conversations going with the amazing story of a man who was destined to lead. Dr. Chris Howard is the President of Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to this appointment, he was the President of Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Virginia, and one of the youngest university presidents in the nation. We also feature Sean Powell, a social innovator who is bringing a new kind of cool to social justice, we check out the wines of Theodora Lee, we chat with newcomer and lifestyle influencer Avery Banks, and take a closer look at the work of Emmy-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland. Finally, we keep the recognition of achievement going with a quote from Charles Reynolds, the first African-American federal bank examiner in the history of the United States. Thank you for reading our magazine. You get a new look when you have SoulVision!