Desmond Bellamy also known as DezziB

Delaying gratification is when we make a deal with our future selves. But our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past. It is amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday. We have heard it before, the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams- to trust the process. DezziB believes that life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. When you look after the future you- you’re looking out for yourself.

Desmond Bellamy also known as DezziB is a musician…


Manuel Antonio

All the beauty of life, all the charm we experience from others, all the diversity that we see are made up of light and shade. Just as there are many minds, then there must be many kinds of love as there are hearts. The lingering question- do we have the consciousness to realize there is unity in diversity? When people learn to listen and celebrate what is different and common, they become more inclusive and wiser. This is how Manuel Antonio views life, and he has implemented it into his work philosophy. …


Erica Skynn, developer for Derm By Erica

An affirmation shared by most successful entrepreneurs is that people don’t buy what you sell; they buy why you sell it. They want to make sure that you believe in what you’re selling. Erica Skynn is a celebrity aesthetician, product developer, melanin expert, and entrepreneur who believes. She is the founder of Derm by Erica, a company that provides microdermabrasion, chemical peels, light therapy, and customized facial services. Derm by Erica also has three skincare product lines scientifically developed by Erica Skynn to treat skin disorders for people of color. Unlike her competitors in the beauty industry, Erica has ventured…


Max Booker also known as M.A.X., is a college student from Harvard University. He is currently pursuing a major in Economics. Originally from New Jersey, he has made Cambridge, Massachusetts his new home, actively trying to establish his life purpose. As an African American, he understands that personal progress depends on so many factors, the reason why he has been steadfast and more hardworking than his peers. Unknown to many, Max Booker is also a rapper with several songs under his belt.

It is unconventional to find a college student who is overly focused on their educational goals and balances…


Maliachigh also known as Maliachi Broadwater

Fashion is part of our daily lives and it changes all the time. Most of us can notice an approaching revolution in clothes- you can feel and see everything in them. Maliachigh feels as though the pressure to participate in fashion trends is more about being in touch with reality. However, just as alluded by professional models, fashion should not own you; never lose your identity as you try to fit in. Indeed, fashion is instant language. What we decide to wear is how we present ourselves to the world. …


Norman Towns

Why are failure stories more common compared to success? Why do people get distressed when they fail? Everyone tries to avoid it, fret about it, and question themselves as to what happened. Indeed, the notion of celebrating failure is gradually becoming a more common trend. However, Norman Towns believes most people have it all wrong. It is not failure that is being recognized but the learning process. The truth is, our society consistently shuns failure and has made it unacceptable, and this is what discourages people from exploring the heights of their potential. …


Saeed Ahmad

The American Dream has long been the signature of our country, where we are meant to believe that one can accomplish whatever goal or dream, they set their mind to. These opportunities come from our founding principles, our core values that have held us together for years. Saeed Ahmad acknowledges these affirmations and says they are relevant cues that govern every life experience he goes through as a Pakistani-American in this country.

For Saeed Ahmad, the American Dream is to be able to follow your personal calling. At first, this was an impossible thing to understand or do until he…


Have you ever wondered why our schools don’t teach us about basic financial management skills? Or why we learn things about credit from experience rather than relying on our knowledge? Antoine Sallis believes that the reality is that most of us have no clue about credit and how to leverage it. Which is strange because it is an important aspect that has the potential to contribute towards our financial freedom. In a recent TED Talk, Antoine Sallis, the founder of Pacc 10 Enterprise & Rapid Credit Boosters refers to this debacle as The Great American Credit Secret. …


Houston might not be quite the first place we think of when we think of a burgeoning and talented local music scene, but it certainly has one. Houston is an impressive place to get your start, there’s a lot of talented competition all looking to make a buck of their lyrics. But the best-kept secret in Houston’s local music scene right now? That’s Jimmy Bolt.

The 21-year-old has already proven himself a talented and dedicated artist. Back in 2018, he released his first full album, ‘Finally Noticed’ and we have to agree. It’s a little shocking that it took so…


Creativity does not wait for that perfect moment to be expressed. Instead, it fashions its own perfect moment out of ordinary ones. Cali Dubb says that the desire to be a creative person is perhaps the deepest yearnings of the human soul. In the music world, professionals are always reminded to learn the rules, so that they can break them like an artist. But for many, self-doubt is their worst enemy. It prevents them from exploring the heights of their potential. …

Paul Frazier

Paul Frazier is a full-time social entrepreneur who covers stories at the intersection of business and entertainment.

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