RASHAD JAMES, A DANCER.

Born and raised in the DMV area, Rashad James grew up very artistically and musically inclined. He’s been professionally trained in dance (Hip Hop) for about 3 years. He has had the opportunity to meet and take classes from choreographers who (just to name a few) have worked with Ariana Grande, Kehlani, and Missy Elliott. He…

KEITH BUXTON, AN ACTOR.

Keith Buxton is a senior Television and Film Major and Creative Writing Minor. This is his story.  Almost anyone who knows you typically knows you for being an actor. What made you getting into that? It’s weird… I never knew how much I wanted to do it until like senior year of high school. During…

MICHAEL OFILI, INSTAGRAM COMEDIAN.

From College Park, Maryland, Michael Ofili is a 19 year old sophomore Television and Film major at St. John’s University. This is his story. ACTING/DIRECTING Almost anyone who knows you typically knows you for your videos. What made you getting into that? I always had a love for making the people laugh. I started out…

KRISTINA ADAMYAN, KICKIN’ IT WITH KRISTINA!

Kristina Adamyan, from the home of basketball (Springfield, MA) is currently finishing up her Bachelors Degree in Business Management at Westfield State University. When she’s not being a full time banker or student, she loves to travel and meet new people. This is her story. KICKIN’ IT WITH KRISTINA  What made you want to start…

OLD JAY, A PRODUCER.

Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Jay spent a short amount of time in Florida and was raised mostly in Norwalk, CT. He enjoy riding bikes and skateboards. This is his story. RAPPING/PRODUCING What sparked an interest in you to become a rapper/producer? I grew up in an extremely musical family. My father plays the organ, keyboard,…

JESSICA MBUYAMBA, CREATOR OF P.U.R.E. JESS

Jessica Mbuyamba is a 20 year old college student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She has embarked on a ministry for young women interested in remaining celibate until marriage. P.U.R.E. Jess believes that every woman can save herself for marriage if desired by adhering to God’s direction and being disciplined. The P.U.R.E…

ALANA BETHEA, A PHOTOGRAPHER.

Born in a small town, Nashua, which is located on the border between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Alana Loren Bethea is the youngest sibling in the Bethea family. She lives in a predominately white town and grew up getting bullied as a child because she was different. Slowly, she learned that different is what makes…

MARCUS FLINT, THE “HOOD PICASSO.”

A Louisiana native, Marcus Flint (known as Louisiana Beedy,) is a 26 year old self-taught artist currently residing in Little Rock, AR. He has been painting since February 2014 and his goal is to inspire more young people to indulge in art. This is his story. Why do you do what you do? I’m usually painting commissioned…