Omar Holmon and William Evans met in the summer of 2007 in a city neither one of them is from surrounded by people neither of them knew very well. None of that is really important though. They’ve been friends and some years later, they decided to co-found an editorial and informative website that focused on popular, nerd and geek culture from the perspective of People of Color. On May 15th, 2014, this website was launched and it has only picked up steam ever since. Come on in, take a look around. Get comfortable. There’s always something new to digest. Black Nerd Problems , "We realized that part of the problem with representation in popular and geek culture isn’t solely on the source, but on the verbal strength of the consumer, on the coverage, on the reporting."
In January of 2017, she launched Goodr, a sustainable food surplus management company that leverages technology to combat hunger and reduce waste. Today Goodr redirects surplus food from convention centers, airports, and businesses to people who are food insecure. Under Jasmine’s direction, the company now has clients that include: Turner Broadcasting Systems, Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport, the Georgia World Congress Center and more. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Fast Company on The HARRY Show, NPR, Upworthy, NBC, Black Enterprise, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and featured as a Hero of Hunger in a Brawny Paper Towels commercial. Jasmine also served as the creator and executive producer of Change Makers a half hour
docu-series profiling how celebrities use their star power for social change which premiered on Magic Johnson’s network ASPIRE!
Managing Director, Michele Molotsky! Michele started her career as a union organizer, then used her organizing skills to work on citizen-centered and political campaigns. At Think Local Frist DC, Michele oversees the education, advocacy, and outreach efforts of the organization, as they aim to create a better DC business landscape and creative economy for artists and makers. She worked as constituent services director for city councilmembers in Oakland, California, and Washington, DC. As a volunteer, Michele has worked on many community projects, including creating dog parks and neighborhood playgrounds, while continuing to fundraise for the Dupont Circle Village.
Jennifer Brea is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and founder and director of Shella Films. She has an AB from Princeton University and was a PhD student at Harvard until a sudden illness left her bedridden. In the aftermath, she rediscovered her first love, film. Unrest, her debut feature, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize. Jennifer Brea's Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest, is a personal journey from patient to advocate to storyteller. Jennifer is twenty-eight years-old, working on her PhD at Harvard, and months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it's "all in her head," she picks up her camera as an act of defiance and brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned.
Yvonne Tally is the author of Breaking Up with Busy and leads meditation and de-stressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley. An NLP master practitioner, Yvonne cofounded Poised Inc., a Pilates and wellness training studio, and is the founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients. She lives in Northern California. Yvonne is the co-founder of Poised™, a fitness and lifestyle company located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. She has been a health and wellness consultant and entrepreneur for over twenty years. She is a Master Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner, author, and speaker.
Formed on the campus of Howard University in 1968, the Howard Gospel Choir (HGC) is a body of students, alumni and community members dedicated to using the gift of music to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. As the first college choir of its kind in the world, HGC is a trailblazer for all gospel music ministries on collegiate campuses across the globe. The choir is currently under the direction of Reginald Golden, a Howard University alumnus from Cleveland, OH. In 2016, the choir released their latest full-length album entitled Glorious God. In addition to remaining on the Top 30 Charts for national sales and radio airplay in Gospel music for more than sixteen weeks, this critically acclaimed album was nominated for two 2017 Stellar Awards, four 2017 Rhythm of Gospel Awards and one 2017 Steeple Award.
In 2004, The National African American Male Wellness Walk/Run Initiative to begin the process of making men understand, through prevention, one can live longer. This event allows men and their families across the country to obtain free health screenings and raise awareness in living a healthier lifestyle. In efforts to address the needs of the entire family, we take a holistic approach by providing quarterly awareness education and life services workshops that cover topics such as Mental Wellness, Fatherhood, Infant Mortality and Financial Literacy, just to name a few. Our goal is to provide a holistic service to enhance the entire family and in turn community through the empowerment and awareness of the spiritual, mental physical and financial well-being of the African American Male. Therefore the AAWalk Event is the culminating event to embody all of these efforts.
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