Jerry Mitchell Jr. ‘The Jet King’ on his success in the private jet industry

Jerry Mitchell Jr. went from winning the Liberty Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and Cotton Bowl as a former college football athlete at the University of Arkansas, and becoming a scout for the NFL, to taking to the skies as “The Jet King.” In 2016, Mitchell established his premier luxury concierge service that specializes in private jet […]

Why National Black MBA Association is a powerful tool for success

Shawn M. Graham is Interim Chief Executive Officer for the National Black MBA Association, Inc and is bringing a plethora of knowledge, wisdom, and leadership to the office. Graham has 30 years of experience leading global and national corporations in several industries. She was selected to the Atlanta Business League’s 100 Women of Influence in […]

Ms. Business explains why she is ‘the’ tax expert

S. Brooks has been dubbed as both “Ms. Business 101” and the “Tax Expert” because of her extensive knowledge in accounting and finance. Brooks provides tax information and tips through social media and graced the Investfest BET stage to provide information on the How to Prepare for a Recession panel. What makes you a tax […]

Vibranium’s Derek Ferguson says don’t get duped when investing

Vibranium was proud to lend its substantial resources to Invest Fest 2022 as one of the premier sponsors of the event spearheaded by a Black organization to support Black tech companies. Tell us about the goal of Vibranium and your hopes for the future of the industry. Vibranium was really founded out of the need […]

Why Lala Milan says Investfest made her feel ‘blessed, Black, beautiful’

The hilarious Lala Milan is a social media guru, entrepreneur and comedian who started out making content on Instagram and YouTube. Her following grew and she is now teaching others how to do the same. Milan is among the many who were inspired to take her brand to the next level at the 2022 Investfest. […]

Ash Cash encourages people to invest their hard-earned dollars

Ash Exantus, also known as Ash Cash, has been dubbed the “Hip-Hop Financial Motivator.” He employs a culturally relevant way of teaching financial literacy and promoting investing for all ages. Cash was a host for the Investfest Business and Entertainment panel with T.I. DJ Envy, and Dame Dash on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. What does […]

Music executive and power broker Ray Daniels shares music game tips for making hits

Ray Daniels is a 17 year music executive, creative coach, thought leader, and advisor. Daniels takes pride in knowing how to sell and build the dream, while showing others how to obtain their own dreams. Daniels has produced hit records for several artists in the industry including Beyonce, Lizzo, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Ciara, Rihanna, Usher, […]

Zaria Russell shows Dutch Masters how she’s making smoke and mastering art

Zaria Russell is a passionate artist who is based in Atlanta. She expresses emotion with the vibrancy of different tones and pigments to not only capture of the eye of observers, but to also create conversation. She spoke on a panel presented by Making Smoke and Dutch Masters about how she discovered herself as an […]

Artist Fabian contributes to Bonfire ATL with Making Smoke and Dutch Masters

Making Smoke and Dutch Masters teamed up at Bonfire ATL this past Sunday to showcase local, powerful artists who create for the culture. Fabian Simpson is one of the four artists included in a conversation about the universe of art and what inspires them to create. Share a feeling of creating a masterpiece of work […]

How Tamela Mann created ‘Overcomer: Deluxe Edition’ amid chaos

The phenomenal Grammy® Award-winning gospel artist Tamela Mann released Overcomer: Deluxe Edition, on all major streaming platforms on Friday, July 22, 2022. This edition of the album adds live renditions to the original version and is being recognized as some of Mann’s best work to date. Mann glows in appreciation for the direction that her […]

Detroit choir director encourages faith-based organizations to ‘end menthol’

Derrick Milan is a Detroit-based choir director and community leader who encourages others to quit smoking and join the fight against menthol. Milan is a former smoker and acknowledges the difficulty involved in quitting smoking, but wants everyone to know that it is possible. How has menthol affected you? I lost a lot of friends due […]

Comedian Michael McDaniel compares smoking to walking into a burning building

Michael McDaniel is a native of Detroit and has performed to capacity crowds in various cities and states over the last decade. He is a comedian, actor, impressionist, and minister. McDaniel is a community favorite and wants his supporters and other Black people to know that menthol has no place in or near them or […]

Rocket Mortgage’s Robert Lockett wants you to get mortgage ready

Robert Lockett is the National Team Lead of Housing Stability for Rocket Mortgage and was among three leaders who spoke on the panel for the Increase Business with Affordable Housing Solutions summit on July 15 in Detroit. Why is generational wealth and legacy building important for our communities?  The fastest and most common way most […]

Apropos is keeping Motown alive with new hit ‘Spiritual Surgery’

International recording artist, Apropos has been featured on NBC’s The Voice, Complex, Entertainment Weekly, Elton John’s Rocket Hour, and more. He was born and raised in Detroit, the home of Motown Records. Apropos is set to release several independent masterpieces this year and has been acclaimed by Sir Elton John and Kem. Kem describes him as “having that […]

Christine McDonald was sold into 21 years of sex trafficking after foster care

Christine Clarity McDonald was sold into human trafficking after falling through the cracks of the very flawed foster care system and experiencing several stints of homelessness. McDonald was also forced to choose between her eyesight and her unborn child, which resulted in complete blindness. After 103 arrests, seven prison stints, and almost taking a life, […]