Dare 2 Hope founder Sarah-Ashley Andrews strives to stop youth suicide

Sarah-Ashley Andrews is the founder of the nonprofit organization Dare 2 Hope. Andrews was present at the Made in America Festival, educating people about suicide and how it affects youth and young adults. Andrews spoke with rolling out about her organization and what she’s doing to push the message forward. Tell us about your platform. […]

Cancer, abuse and victory: Meet Delta Sigma Theta soror Latrice Mosley-Smith

Meet Latrice Mosley-Smith is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and nonprofit organizer for the awareness of colon cancer and domestic violence. Mosley-Smith has a teenage daughter, and has been an active member of Victory Apostolic Church for 20 years. She is the director of the Love Shouldn’t Hurt Ministry for those […]

Erika Wright launches nonprofit U First to aid people experiencing homelessness

“Love is a gift from God. Our mission is to provide essential hygiene items to people experiencing homelessness.” — Erika Wright Erika Wright is the founder and lead organizer of  U First, a grassroots nonprofit organization that focuses on giving to those who don’t have access to basic necessities. She started U First (also known […]

Social worker Camesha L. Jones is delivering assistance through Sista Afya

Camesha L. Jones, LCSW, is a radical social worker and community mental wellness advocate who serves at the intersection of culture, community and social justice. She is the executive director of Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, a social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services centering on the experiences of Black women in Chicago. Since […]

Microsoft executive launches tech program that provides support to nonprofits

Last year, Microsoft announced several commitments to address racial inequities. Among those was a commitment to establishing strategies to strengthen Black and Brown communities. That’s when Darrell Booker, corporate affairs specialist for Microsoft, along with several of his colleagues within the tech for social impact team began creating what is now known as the Nonprofit […]

I’m A Father F1rst founders unifying the community by reducing fatherless homes

Hailing from southwest Atlanta, aka the SWATS, Keith A. Lewis Jr. and Jermaine Clarke understand the hardships of growing up as Black men in the city. With young kids being exposed to so much these days, Black fathers’ presence and guidance are more important than ever. Lewis and Clarke, high school best friends and dedicated […]

Black Women’s Health Imperative and Tanika Gray Valburn lead fibroids dialogue

As we close out the month of July, we are also ending Fibroid Awareness Month. While 77 percent of women have fibroids, many of them don’t have severe symptoms. However, Black women are disproportionately more like to suffer from debilitating symptoms, including heavy bleeding during and between periods, painful sex, pelvic pain and back pain. […]

HBCU graduate Justin Shaifer creates cartoon to excite students about STEM

Justin Shaifer is a STEM revolutionary and educator. Shaifer earned a full scholarship from NASA and NOAA to attend Hampton University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in marine and environmental science. He is currently working toward a doctorate in science education at Columbia University. The Chicago native is also the founder of Fascinate Inc., […]

Ed Reed of Fair Count breaks down the 2020 Census and its true impact on you

Fair Count is a nonprofit organization started by Stacey Abrams with the mission to achieve fair and accurate calculation of the hard-to-count populations in the 2020 Census. Virginia native, Ed Reed, currently serves as the program director and staff liaison for the Black Men Count initiative at Fair Count. He has over a decade of […]

Nonprofit CEO Keshia Dennis fighting the stigma of mental illness

The Elephant in the Room Inc. is a nonprofit started by Keshia Dennis, a 31-year-old Georgia native. Dennis is tackling mental health issues and trying to erase the stigma associated with mental illness through her nonprofit’s initiatives. Read on to learn more about Dennis’ goals for The Elephant in the Room Inc. What was the […]

Deborah Cox lends her voice to fight for HIV cure on World AIDS Day in Atlanta

Fresh off a flight from performing at the National Council of Negro Women’s Uncommon Height Gala in the nation’s capital, Deborah Cox is in the holiday spirit. She just can’t ignore the overwhelming surge of emotions that came with being there. If not for one individual honoree, it may have been just another spectacular performance, but […]

Beauty expert Tie Cooper hosts Hi BeauTea Party to educate, uplift and motivate

Beauty expert and educator Tie Cooper hosted her second annual Hi BeauTea Party Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Atlanta’s Swan Coach House. Cooper’s nonprofit hosts the luxurious luncheon, which is a scholarship fundraiser for beauty industry students and entrepreneurs to educate, inspire and motivate the next generation of beauty professionals. Attendees came dressed to impress […]

24-year-old Jariel Jones fighting hunger in Atlanta with Feed the Streetz

Jariel Jones, also known as Skate, is a pillar in his community. The Atlanta-area native has worked as a party promoter and host before establishing his nonprofit foundation, Feed The Streetz. The Feed The Streetz Foundation is geared toward fighting homelessness. Jones and his team host events across Georgia, where they feed homeless Atlantans and […]

Dr. Jackie, Kandi Burruss and Miss America bring awareness to breast cancer

Breast cancer survivors, doctors, supporters and members of the cast of the reality TV show “Married to Medicine” came together for the 7th annual 50 Shades of Pink Fashion Show and Fundraiser. The formal event sheds light on those who are battling breast cancer and survivors who have won beaten it. The event was held […]

Jessica M. Taylor of Toyota explains what makes her a strong female leader

Jessica M. Taylor is the external engagement lead for diversity and inclusion at Toyota Motor North America. With more than 10 years in diversity initiatives, education and the nonprofit sector, Taylor manages a variety of diversity initiatives, including talent sourcing, scholarship programming and brand alignment. She also oversees the North American Advisory Councils for all […]

Black female entrepreneurs share insight from 2019 Hope Global Forums

John Hope Bryant is an African American entrepreneur and philanthropist who is driven to create financial inclusion and equal opportunity through his nonprofit Operation HOPE. Every year, he hosts the Hope Global Forums, and this year the event was held May 29-31, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Speakers including former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, rapper T.I., and the […]

Jason Phillips will celebrate artists at annual Black Tattoo Art & Music Expo

Jason Phillips

Tattoo and mixed media artist Jason Phillips will be celebrating artists of color while engaging the community with the art scene during the fourth annual Black Tattoo Art & Music Expo in Detroit on July 13 and 14. Phillips’ first solo art exhibition debuted in 1998. His most recent exhibit, “Majesty” featured paintings representing the beauty and perseverance […]

Shanti Das’ Silence the Shame hosts 1st annual Text-A-Thon

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, music industry veteran, author, and the founder of Silence the Shame, Shanti Das, hosted a Text-A-Thon in Atlanta to raise awareness about mental health. Silence the Shame was created to end the stigma and to remove the shame that is attached to mental health. This year’s National Silence […]

Community nonprofit group CHOICES teaches and feeds in metro Atlanta

When it comes to teaching families about making the right decision about food, the nonprofit group CHOICES (The Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully continues to serve the community. Each grant cycle, families in the metro Atlanta area sign up to learn about nutrition, diet and cooking under the leadership of executive chef Ashley Keyes. […]