Essential Stories from the Front Lines

Black Lives Matter: Break Free From Stable Misery

#BlackLivesMatter, exploring the question:

How Do We Create a New Reality Outside of Racism? 

BYRON BROOKS (aka MOSOUL), Founder of From The Hood For The Hood, Born in prison in Detroit, Michigan, Overcame homelessness to pursue higher education, Author, Honor Student, Preacher, Musician, Mentor, Public Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Activist, and Agent of Change in Detroit, MI

KALONJI CHANGA, Award-Winning Political Activist, Co-Founder of Siafu Movement, Author of the bestselling book, “How to Build a People’s Army” and Co-Producer of the documentary “Organizing is the New Cool” in Atlanta, Ga

DR. FRITZ GALETTE, New York State Licensed Psychologist specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, stress management, couple and family therapy, has been interviewed for commentary by the New York Times, Ebony Magazine, Psychology Today Radio, and Next Avenue Magazine

HALLE JOHNSON (aka HALLELUJAH)- Singer-Songwriter-Musician, American Idol Alumni, and Pioneer of the music genre of Soul Rock on Los Angeles, Ca

ALLOTEY BRUCE-KONUAH, Cultural Producer and Arts Curator for the renowned Jamestown Cafe in Usshertown, the old city of Accra, Ghana, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Multi-Disciplinarian in Digital Archiving and Production of Culture, History, and Memory. Former Director of Communication at B.A.S.I.C.S International (, and Co-Producer of the first-ever album recording of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ghana (NSOG plays highlife classics)

BRITTANY MCCLINE, Blactivist from Chicago for organizations such as ACLU, Alliance San Diego & San Diegans for Justice, Creator, and Cohost of Living Millennial Podcast in San Diego, Ca

DR. LYNYETTA WILLIS, Psychologist & Family Empowerment Coach, Author of the children’s books, My Forgotten Self: A Story About a Girl, a Powerful Encounter, and a Universal Message, she has received wide acclaim from thought leaders such as Dr. Shefali Tsabary (author of The Conscious Parent and “Oprah’s Parenting Expert”)

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith (author and spiritual leader of Agape International Truth Center) in Georgia, USA

Spoken word performance by Meral Renée Sarper, aka Doe Renée, Community-Focused Engineer, Consultant, and Teacher.