Griots Republic

SHALISA DAVIS

Shalisa Davis was born in St. Louis, MO and raised in the inner city of Chicago. Graduated high school at the age of 17 and joined the United States Marine ... Read More...

ILONKA ELMONT

Ilonka Elmont aka Killer Queen (born September 11, 1974) is a Dutch-Surinamese former professional kickboxer and seven-time World Champion in the Fly-Weight div... Read More...

BLACK & ABROAD

Black & Abroad is a cultural collective dedicated to redefining world experiences for the modern black traveler.  Seeing a need to elevate the community t... Read More...

REGGIE CUMMINGS

Meet Reggie Cummings, the founder of Black Travel Movement - a community of friends and family who share an interest in cultivating new friendships and epic exp... Read More...

SUZANNE THI HIEN HOOK

Suzanne Thi Hien Hook in 2010 sold everything she could, including her car and shoes in the UK and set out on a Mission to open up an orphanage in Vietnam t... Read More...

LEON & SUMMER LE

It all began in 2009 when Leon & Summer Le decided to create danangcuisine.com to introduce their beautiful hometown’s cuisine to international friends. Lit... Read More...
Hurricane Harvey. European Space Agency

HARVEY

I’m no hero. I’m nothing special. I’m a human. Harvey. A name I’ll never forget. Not because I have a distant relative named Harvey, but because of the hur... Read More...

APRIL REIGN

April Reign practiced law for nearly twenty years, honing her talent for public speaking and persuasive writing, but it wasn't until she walked away from her le... Read More...

CHLOE ARNOLD

International tap star and choreographer Chloé Arnold was discovered at a young age in Washington, DC by the legendary Debbie Allen. A leading lady of tap, Ch... Read More...

TONI SIMMONS HENSON

Theatre Producer and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of expertise in business development, real estate investment and marketing. She also owned three fra... Read More...

A Tale of Three Stars

Travelers of color are venturing to the outer reaches of the globe for cultural experiences, sites beyond imagination and food.  Yes, food.  In fact, some trave... Read More...

THE BLACK ARCHIVES

THE BLACK ARCHIVES One of the few archives in the Netherlands focusing on black heritage, The Black Archives aims to make the hidden black history of the Net... Read More...

PATRICIA KAERSENHOUT

Patricia Kaersenhout is a Visual artist/cultural activist/womanist studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Born in the Netherlands bu... Read More...

JENNIFER TOSCH

Jennifer Tosch is a Surinamese-American (SuriAm) and founder of The Black Heritage Tours. Initially, she visited Amsterdam for an intensive two-week post... Read More...

VERNICE ARMOUR

VERNICE "FLYGIRL" ARMOUR Zero to Breakthrough Expert™ ~ America's First African American Female Combat Pilot Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “F... Read More...

NoVi – SUPER GEEK LEAGUE

NoVi aka Vy is the lead vocalist of the Scifidelic Rock Circus Super Geek League. Born and raised in north Chicagoland, she doesn't remember a time when music w... Read More...

CHARLES BOLDEN JR.

Charles F. Bolden Jr. was selected as an astronaut in 1980. During his 14 years as an astronaut, the South Carolina native logged more than 680 hours in space d... Read More...
Damien Escobar Violinist

DAMIEN ESCOBAR

On October 28, 2016 the long awaited album, Boundless by Damien Escobar will be released to a fanfare not seen with previous projects. A culmination of various ... Read More...
Preston Bailey Designer

PRESTON BAILEY

Recently named as one of the best wedding designers in the world by Vogue Magazine, Preston Bailey has been Globally-celebrated for his unique ability to transf... Read More...

CARIBBEAN DANCE COMPANY

The Caribbean Dance Company has as its central purpose the professional training, preservation and performance of traditional West Indian and contem... Read More...

DIGBY STRIDIRON

Executive Chef Digby Stridiron from the Virgin Islands, St. Croix-born  was lured into the culinary world when his passion for this industry and for food was un... Read More...

DELROY “ITAL” ANTHONY

Ital Delroy Anthony is a Local Artist, Musician and Medicinal Plant Expert on the island of St. John. As a child his mom would take him around the island sea... Read More...

GEORGE OLOKUN

George "MrOpportunity" Olokun Founder & Executive Director of the Next Big Thing Movement Humanitarian. Life Trainer. Speaker. Author. Thought Leader. En... Read More...