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Toki Wright

In the words of Toki Wright, “Windows open when doors close. Glad to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Assistant Chair of Professional Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Honored to have a leadership role at an institution that has graduated Quincy Jones, Lalah Hathaway, Steven Tyler, Esperanza Spalding, John Mayer and many more. Looking forward to creating more…

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heritage tea house

Raeisha Williams and Rosemary “Mama Rosa” Nevils-Williams are owners of the Twin Cities‘ favorite tea place, Heritage Tea House Boutique. Located in the heart of Saint Paul, this brick-and-mortar business is filled with multicultural artists, public officials, organizers, and intergenerational professionals. Each customer who walks through the door receives the standard greeting, “Welcome to the Tea…

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Gerard and Brittney Klass, the co-creators of Soul Bowl are launching their Kickstarter campaign and fourth pop-up restaurant. Gerard, regional chef for Crave and Brittney, most recently service manager for D’Amico have combined their more than 20 years of restaurant experience to bring reimagined soul food to Minneapolis. Soul Bowl is the first, fast-casual build-your-own-bowl…

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Leslie E. Badue is a 25-year-old community advocate and activist. She currently serves as president of the Minneapolis NAACP and the initiative director for Think Different-Do Different Educational Affiliate Network, an initiative of the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD). She previously served as the vice president and education chair for the…

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The Black Girl Magic Showcase was created by Faith Jackson to recognize deserving young women for their accomplishments. The event celebrates the achievements of girls in the areas of academia, entrepreneurship, leadership, performing arts, community service, STEM and athletics. More importantly, the program acknowledges the need to build self-esteem in young women and to create…

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Jovonta Patton

Billboard chart-topping independent artist Jovonta Patton returns to the forefront with his new single, “Way Maker,” a song written by South African artist Sinach. Patton now has debuted at No. 1 twice as an independent artist. During Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, Patton and his team wanted to take advantage of the millions of visitors, as…

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Ashley DuBose Twin Cities Singer

Ashley DuBose is widely known for her hit single, “Intoxicated,” and appearance on season five of NBC’s “The Voice.” With fans in over 37 different countries, DuBose’s music has amassed over five million streams online on Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud. She is determined to be a living example to her daughter and the artist community in…

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