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Kijafa Vick, Executive producer of VH1's Baller Wives, and entrepreneur

Kijafa Vick is much more than a “baller’s wife.” The wife of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, Kijafa is using her professional skills and entrepreneurial mindset to create opportunities. Quietly, she is proving herself as a show producer. Her first experience came as the executive producer of “The Mike Vick Project,” and now alongside her…

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The SpiceSuite is the culminating vision of owner Angel Anderson’s love of good food and people. The SpiceSuite is an interactive spice bar that features house-made infused cooking oils and spice blends. Guests can also create their own custom spices at the monthly “bar,” lounge in the comfortable seating area and enjoy a “spiced” lemonade or…

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Sports Marketing, William Warren Jr.

Philadelphia’s own William Warren Jr of Mt. Airy has quietly become a major influencer in local sports and fashion scenes. A 2007 graduate of Morehouse College, Warren is executing his marketing genius at Philadelphia nostalgic sports brand Mitchell and Ness. Under his global social marketing ingenuity, the brand has experienced growth never before seen. Warren has amassed an…

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The Musicianship changes lives through music

The MusicianShip’s mission is to change lives by facilitating music lessons, experiences, and opportunities for people who need it most. The Musicianship reaches students throughout the Washington D.C. area through its after school and summer programs, and the Washington Youth Choir. Recently, the MusicianShip launched an apparel Initiative which seeks to further engage music enthusiasts and…

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Confused people do not buy. Most marketing, while intended to explain, simply confuses. We create messages that make our products sound more feature-rich and important. We add options, levels and configurations in an effort to expand choice. We extend the brand as a way to take advantage of built-in loyalty. In short, we take something…

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Kevin Carr makes dating his business

  Kevin Carr is an accomplished author, speaker and television/social media personality. With over a decade of experience, his perspective on dating offers a practical road map to help navigate being single while learning to create the relationship you desire. Whether addressing millennials on college campuses across the country or a group of professionals seeking…

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Ricky Codio, photographer, artist, world traveller

Photographer, world traveler, and artist Ricky Codio continues taking photography to the next level through visual artistry and bringing still images to life. The traveling photographer has worked on numerous high profile projects and with many of the biggest names across the sports and entertainment industries. The self-taught photographer and owner of MQ Factory is re-imaging photography…

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Youth Entrepreneur Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson is a seasoned, social entrepreneur and innovative educator. Through his businesses and award-winning nonprofits, Johnson strives to help his peers by creating job opportunities. Through his business iEducate, Johnson has successfully implemented the peer learning focused tutorial service into his community. The company has created high-paying jobs for students who have the ability…

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EverFi Community based technology

Former NFL running back Evan Royster understands and acknowledges just how fast an NFL career can blow by an athlete. Following a stellar collegiate career are Penn State University, Royster was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. His NFL career was marked by ups and downs but…

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Sports and Fashion

After a short stint as a professional basketball player, Marcus Malone shut down his athletic career and tapped into his more creative, entrepreneurial side by opening a barbershop/beauty salon in 2011. After establishing that business, Marcus quickly got into fashion by using the retail side to gain experience until he figured out exactly what he…

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Ricki Brazil by Ricki Brazil

Ricki Brazil is setting trends while staying ahead of the fast-paced pulse of fashion. Brazil’s clothing line, Ricki Brazil by Ricki Brazil offers one-of-a-kind styles that have been seen on celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran, Tamar Braxton, Eva Marcille, and Amber Rose. In addition, he has been featured in the Huffington Post as…

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Whimsicle Gourmet Fruit Pops find success

Meet the new “king of pop,” Salim Weldon the co-owner of Whimsicle Gourmet Fruit Pops. The old-fashioned approach to making, selling, and distributing popsicles is a thing of the past. Whimsicle, a gourmet fruit pop business dedicated to selling refreshing, unique, and most importantly, delicious products that are made from fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and other…

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FROS and BEAUS Celebrates Naturalistas

The founder and creator of FROS & BEAUS, Joiya Cloud, is a proud naturlista of 17 years. The 35-year-old is a Spelman and Georgetown Hoya graduate who is recognized as a top naturalista in the online natural hair community. The popular Instagram site FROS and BEAUS which celebrates girls with their naturals and the men who…

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Being Mary Jane Costume Designer Janelle Carothers

Relentless hard work, artistry, purpose, and a daily love affair for her work has led costume designer Janelle Carothers to produce du jour moments for major clients. Movie director John Singleton was recently quoted saying, “the looks that Janelle creates will change women’s lives.” She is currently working on Singleton’s new movie project called REBEL airing very soon.…

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2017 career resolutions

The end of the year marks the start of a new one. This is a perfect time to reflect on what worked for you in 2016 and what you want to do differently in 2017. We make big plans for our relationships and other personal goals, but it is important to include work in your…

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Quick Steps to reaching your 2017 goals

Goal planning and visioning is essential to your success in 2017. Every year businesses small and large strategically plan for the upcoming year to meet and exceed their goals. Just like a business, it is important that you game-plan to meet your goals for the upcoming year. Without an end result in mind, it is…

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