Marquelle Turner, 29, is the mastermind behind The New Stereotype, a movement dedicated to changing the way people of Color are seen and respresented in the media. The New Stereotype is a refreshing reminder that we are a beautiful people with lives that matter and stories worth telling. I had the opportunity to ask Turner a few questions about himself and his unique movement. Read our conversation below:
I sat there listening to people speak the exact words and feelings I have on issues regarding us as if it were coming from my lips. We were in an environment where you could be vocal, frustrated, and passionate about our own struggles and people were listening.
I told y'all in 2014 that Tyseem was a big deal! He is proof that hard work TRULY pays off. On July 1, 2016, Tyseem Lyles signed his first professional contract to the first division Rosa Radom team in Poland! Read his humble and inspiring words on his great accomplishment below.
It was a speech that was soo good you had to give it the stank face of approval. It was soo good it made me sweat! I had to keep rewinding the footage to make sure I didn't miss anything! By the end of his acceptance speech half the audience were already on their feet.
I met Kashief while working with Darrick Leak for his bow-tie line a few years ago and since then his work has always been a favorite. On a regular basis Kashief gives his followers (all 21,000 of us) a glimpse into the artistic lives of the beautiful creatives he's worked with. I wanted to know his story.
Nikita Gibson, 25, has dominated the worlds of entrepreneurship, beauty, philanthropy, and simply living life to the fullest everyday. During her first year of running a successful business, she started another one by debuting her very own hair extension line, Manè Diva Co. - DID I MENTION THAT SHES ONLY 25?!
I attended Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell Middle School 61 from 2004-2007 where I learned so much more than academics. MS61 has instilled the love of self, knowledge, art, theatre, literature, culture, and compassion in me. I fell in love with MS 61 and am forever in debt to everyone who played a part in molding me into who I am today.
IV Girls did it again! Last weekend IV Girls hosted our second fundraiser, the IV Girls Pop-Up shop! IV Girls wanted to support black entrepreneurs and introduce our community to new brands and products made for us, by us!
Founded by Schaina Gilot, RN, BSN, the mission of IV Girls is to instill a love of learning and passion for service inside of the young women we will be working with. Our goal is to raise money to grant our recipients in March 2018. Our very first fundraiser was "Sip & Paint" at Pinot's Palette in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
La Vie Du Mannequin, translated to The Life of the Mannequin, was a two-day fashion presentation of three up and coming fashion brands, hosted by Prim & Proper Brothers, a fashion branding company on the rise. LVDM was the embodiment of mixing business with pleasure and did it with so much style.