Jeffrey Wright: Next Level Cinema
Jeffrey Wright is a thoughtful and immensely talented actor who makes it a point to find roles that are meaningful. His roles often speak to social and political issues. Jeffrey’s career began in the theater. Finding a passion for acting in college, Wright’s dedication to his craft paid off in the form of a Tony award for his breakout role as Belize in Angels in America. Read More . . .
Nova Lorraine’s Fashion Dreams
Nova Lorraine is a fashion designer and creative storyteller. She is the founder of Raine Magazine, a publication that gives a voice to tomorrow’s stars in fashion, culture, and technology. Born in Jamaica, her family migrated to the States when she was seven years old. They settled in Connecticut. Nova always had a thing for fashion. She would sit in school and sketch designs but didn’t realize she could make a career out of it. Read More . . .
Kingsley Kobayashi: Using Business to Help Others
Kingsley Kobayashi is an entrepreneur who was born and grew up in Benin City, Nigeria, and relocated to Japan in 1993. He is an entrepreneur involved in several investment, finance, environment, hospitality, empowerment, and charity businesses. One of Kingsley’s new business ventures is blockchain, a new database technology that has the potential to transfer data more securely and more efficiently. Read More . . .
Art Jones: Telling the Story of Muhammad Ali’s Return to the Ring
Art Jones is a filmmaker and native of Harlem, New York. Art became interested in filmmaking as a grad student working as an unpaid production assistant (PA) on the children’s program Schoolhouse Rock. “Seeing how it impacted my then 4-year-old son opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities of harnessing this medium to craft engaging stories,” he says. Read More . . .
Carylee Carrington: Virtual Literacy
Carylee Carrington is a literacy advocate who uses her books to bridge the racial divide. Her most recent book, Pretty Hair, follows Sophia on her first day of school. On her first day, Sophia discovers that her cornrows make her look different than the other girls in her class. After Sophia is teased, she begs her mother to style her hair just like her classmates’. Read More . . .
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Apple Sambal-Roasted Pumpkin w/ Coriander
“A super tasty balance of spicy, sweet, and fall flavors, this is definitely a standout dish on any dinner table!”
Young, Black & Lit: Daring Our Kids to Dream Big
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. Young, Black & Lit was created to provide free children’s books that feature black characters to children in the Chicago area. “We distribute books to children through partnerships with schools and organizations that serve low-income youth,” co-founder Derrick Ramsey says. Read More . . .
Paula Madison is the chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a Los Angeles media consulting company. In 2011, after walking away from her job as executive vice president and chief diversity officer at NBCUniversal, Paula wanted to know more about her family. Paula documents her journey in the film Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China, produced and directed by Chinese-Jamaican filmmaker Jeanette Kong, and her memoir Finding Samuel: Lowe China, Jamaica, Harlem. Read More . . .
If you have not read Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Warmth of Other Suns) you should. This book also will win major book awards. It succinctly and objectively lays out the origins of our discontents. You probably won’t be shocked to learn that Nazi Germany studied the American system to establish the diabolical regime that attempted to exterminate Jews. Read More . . .
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