The Sound of Influence: How Beyoncé Remixes Norms and So Can You

In the wake of Beyoncé’s trailblazing ‘Cowboy Carter’ album, I hope we’re reminded that the power of influence isn’t reserved for the few. It’s the force that each of us wields when we channel our passions into action. In fields like fashion, business, and education, there’s room for our voices to not only echo but resonate with authority and authenticity. … Read More

Cultivating Inclusive Spaces for Black and Brown Creatives in Social Media (and so many other spaces)

Introduction: Hello everyone, Jesse here, reflecting on the recent Social Media Breakfast – Minneapolis/St. Paul (SMBMSP). This gathering of minds was enlightening and served as a catalyst for an essential conversation about inclusivity in professional spaces. It made me ponder deeply about the presence and representation of black and brown individuals in these settings. Important Disclaimer: These are my opinions … Read More

Reflecting on Growth and Responsibility

As I sit down to reflect on the journey of this year so far, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the amazing conversations and experiences that have enriched my life. From heartfelt discussions with friends to serendipitous connections with strangers over shared food and beverages, each encounter has left an indelible mark on my soul. One aspect that has become … Read More

My Personal Call to Action for Economic Justice in Memory of George Floyd and other Brothers and Sisters in the Movement

Prior to the global movement of honoring George Floyd’s memory, I have been wholeheartedly dedicated to fostering an inclusive ecosystem that uplifts BIPOC Entrepreneurs. As a product of and active resident of North Minneapolis, a community member, a parent, and an entrepreneur, I see the urgent need to dismantle the structures of inequality that persist. It is time for us … Read More

The Complicated Relationship Between Money And Yourself

Most of us have a complicated relationship with money. We can’t deny that it plays an important role in our lives and the decisions we make, but it can also bring up a lot of emotional baggage. It’s easy to get stuck in patterns of behavior and struggle to break out of them. The good news is that we can … Read More

Breaking into Commercial Real Estate: The Black Experience

As a Black person in the commercial real estate industry space now, it’s disheartening to see how my peers of color are consistently marginalized. Now don’t get me wrong, this happens basically in every space we are in, but this is article about my experience in real estate. Historically, predominately white professionals who have access to financial resources such as … Read More

Speak Life Into Someone Today

We all know someone who needs a word of encouragement, an uplifting message, or even just a laugh. It’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget how meaningful a simple act of kindness can be. That’s why it’s important to identify that special person in your life—the one who might need some extra love today—and reach … Read More

Finding Strength in Being Overlooked

We all have moments of feeling overlooked, underappreciated, or not acknowledged. It can be very easy to get caught up in the feelings that come with being ignored or disregarded. But this doesn’t have to be a negative experience. In fact, it can actually be an opportunity to find strength and grow. Let’s explore how we can find power in our struggles … Read More

Taking Risks and Learning from the Outcome

We all know that taking risks can feel daunting, but what if we told you there’s a way to make it easier? Taking risks can be an important part of growth and progress, whether in your personal or professional life. When you take the leap and go for something without knowing everything that will happen, you open yourself up to … Read More

How to Overcome the Fear of Doing Hard Things

We all have something that we’re running from or avoiding. It could be a conversation, relationship, or situation-ship that you don’t know how to get out of. Because we’re not facing it, it keeps getting worse and can grow into something bigger and harder to tackle. However, I want to give you the encouragement that you can do hard things! … Read More