Actress, singer and dancer Ashley Blaine Featherson has appeared in “Dear White People”, “Glee” and is also the co-creator and star of Hello Cupid from Black & Sexy TV. Ashley is a well-rounded creator with her own lifestyle blog and active social media accounts. We can count on her for product recommendations, beautiful pictures of fashion and food as well as great entertainment? With a resume this fabulous and only destined to get better, Ashley

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Khafre Jay is a musician and activist who has taken his love of hip hop and transformed it into an organizing tool for young talented people across the Bay Area. Unsatisfied with the direction he saw mainstream hip-hop going, he founded the organization, “Hip Hop for Change,” to diversify the image of hip hop culture. His own music references the commercialism and materialism that has kept him unsatisfied, making this inspiring artist someone we think

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There's been a lot of talk about the lack of diverse characters in media - especially in comics. Not only is there a lack of women of color in comics, the few featured are highly sexualized. Independent creator Mildred Louis is working to change that. Her webcomic Agents of the Realm is full of beautiful depictions of diverse women of color who are smart and fierce! This commitment to diversity in comics is why we

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Musician Kev Choice is able to seamlessly switch between a club banger to a classical piano piece and feel 100% authentic performing either. Performing at the 15th annual Art & Soul festival in Oakland, this artist made us stand up and take notice. A seasoned artist, he's been the musical director for Ms. Lauryn Hill and has performed with Mos Def, Digable Planets, DJ Quik and others. According to Choice’s website, his artistic vision is

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Chinaka Hodge is a writer, artist, activist and educator, originally from Oakland, CA, Chinaka’s talent has taken her around the country. From performing poetry on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam to appearing in rapper Atmosphere’s video for “Kanye West”, Chinaka is extremely talented and shows no signs of stopping. We definitely think Chinaka Hodge should be on your radar, let everyone know that you’ve been hip to this star since the jump. Chinaka Hodge is without

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