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“Somalia Knight, 25 years young, was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. As a child, she looked up to her great grandmother. Not only was she a pillar in the community, but in addition to having 8 kids of her own, she made a point to take care of everyone she knew. As a child, Somalia was shy and kept to herself. She was bullied for her ears and lanky body. She was bullied from the first day of middle school to the end of high school. As she got older, the thicker her skin became…..the stronger the woman stood.
As daughter of legendary Jazz Musician, Carter Jefferson who toured with the likes of Little Richard,
Jimi Hendrix, Art Blakey, Mongo Santamaria, Woody Shaw and Fort Apache Band, Kamala was
endowed with a rich and prolific musical origin. A 4th generation Chelsea-Manhattan native of
Indigenous & African American, Puerto-Rican and Cuban roots, Kamala’s multi-cultural upbringing
provided an early introduction to Downtown culture and led her into New York’s vibrant nightlife
community which laid the foundation for her musical expertise and flavorful edge. Specializing in
music spanning 70’s, 80’s, 90s to present and many genres, most notably Soulful House music, Disco
& Soul, classic Hip Hop, Global Lounge, & more, Kamala masterfully mixes and weaves her sets
together with passion and grace. Conjuring moods that speak to her musical journey.
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Angelica Alam is a financial services professional with over six years of experience in treasury and trade services at various blue chip banking institutions on Wall Street. Prior to joining the financial sector, Angelica held strategy, operations, sales, marketing and business development roles in the media and entertainment industry with roles at major national broadcasters, including VH1 Classic and MTV Networks. Continue reading →
Mother. Daughter. Sister. Refugee. Philanthropist. Fatima Rahmati was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and at the age of 4, she and her family fled as refugees from Afghanistan to Australia. Shortly after their arrival, her father passed, leaving behind three young children and a widowed wife. Continue reading →
Nonprofit organization Change Is Inevitable, and Women’s Empowerment blog Karla With A Kay are partnering up once again this year to raise money for homeless youth.
Covenant House International is having their annual SleepOut for Young Professionals on March 18, 2016.
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Candice “itsmeCan” Rose was born in NYC and raised in Hempstead, NY. A multi cultured individual who was taught diversity at an early age. The experience of a private school with an array of public school friends aided in a well-rounded upbringing. Candice went on to mold her natural crafts.
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The first time I ever tried yoga I hated it. I was a swimmer and was used to the push and grind of more, more, more.
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First published in third grade, Serena Schreiber started life in Brooklyn, New York but has also lived in Miami, Florida; London, England and Bremen, Germany. After a narrow escape from the corporate world and other misadventures, she became a children’s author and educator.
While teaching arts-integrated literacy, she discovered her lifelong fascination had a name. STEAM is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math. In her middle-grade fiction series, Finn’s Fast Books, Serena explores real life technology. Her supernatural work-in-progress is a young adult novel set in Brooklyn.
Read on to learn more about this amazing author and educator!..