Humanitarian. Thespian. Tech Entrepreneur. Blessed. Kareem Grimes is living the dream he envisioned in 1998 when the first seeds of acting were sown. Today, that dream has blossomed into a technicolor reality that has manifested a score of memorable guest appearances, recurring roles, and season regular stints, most recently as Preach on CW's All American (5th Season) and as Erick Davidson on ALLBLK Network's, For the Love of Jason (2nd Season).
Whenever you can finesse your way onto a Warner Bros. Studio lot with no contacts, evade security, and, in the end, get your first job in the entertainment industry, you must be destined for greatness.
Audra Huffmeyer, a recent college graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and current Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is an excellent example of being the change you want to see! As founder and product lead, Huffmeyer’s company FIL₂R (pronounced filter) was created to tackle the ongoing issues of plastic waste and unmindful consumption worldwide.
When most people ask Ken Calvin what he does, he usually chuckles and asks them how much time they have. Calvin has done it all, from professional football and working in sports media broadcasting to social work with 20 years of experience under his belt. He's worked a lifetime worth of jobs, and as of now, there's no stopping anytime soon.
If someone had told Felicia Jarrell five years ago that she would become a millionaire, she would have agreed with them without hesitation. Betting on herself comes naturally and has set the stage for the meteoric rise of the Owner and CEO of Goldmine & Coco (G & C), an online stationery and lifestyle brand where planners, stickers, accessories, and apparel are sprinkled with Black Girl Magic.
Yara Shahidi is a force. In a time where authenticity is lauded, the multi-hyphenate’s accomplishments read like a handbook for purposeful, sustainable, and intentional living.
Artist Keenan Chapman: How Art Therapy Changed this Black Man’s Life and His Mission to Inspire the Next Generation
Perhaps you’ve spotted Keenan Chapman’s Nipsey Hussle mural painted at 42nd and St. Andrews in Los Angeles featuring blue and red coloring, a not-so-subtle nod encouraging unity in LA. Or maybe you attended one of Chapman’s Sip and Paint sessions in Atlanta, featuring symbolism inspired by his travels abroad.
LaLa Romero and Natalia “Nat” Durazo are homegirls, not just by zip code but by heart. The best friends are Co-Founders of the wildly popular, LA-grown lifestyle brand, Bella Doña (BD).
Through many struggles, Talmadge Spicer has endured and overcome many things within his life that have brought him to his true passion: coaching. Spicer is a life coach, entrepreneur, and a man of goals and aspirations to aid in his clients’ growth and success.
Shock… Disbelief… Grief…! These were the common stream of emotions when the world heard that 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers great, husband, father, son, brother, coach, mentor, and friend lost his life in a fatal helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.