Makeda "Dread" Cheatom
Makeda "Dread" Cheatom

Makeda “Dread” Cheatom grew up in San Diego, CA and has dedicated her life to music, art, culture and well being. In 1971, she opened the first vegetarian restaurant and international cultural center in San Diego, the world-famous, Prophet Vegetarian Restaurant. The Prophet collaborated with many international health advocates like Dick Gregory and Dr Bronner. Makeda later met Bob Marley and began her music career as a promoter...

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James Spooner, Afropunk Founder
James Spooner, Afropunk Founder

James Spooner is an accomplished tattoo artist (Monocle Tattoo), illustrator, and filmmaker. He directed the films White Lies, Black Sheep and the seminal documentaryAfro-Punk. Both films premiered at national and international film festivals, including Toronto International, and garnered various awards. James is also the founder of the AFRO-PUNK Festival, which currently boasts audiences over a hundred thousand around the world. Spooner is currently finishing two graphic novels.

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Tamera Hill
Tamera Hill

Who is Tamera Hill? She is a gifted, talented, visionary, writer, producer, and composer, and founder of Predestined Entertainment, L.LC. Tamera Hill creates life transforming art that will revolutionize the inspirational, and secular film industry. Tamera Hill is a producer and director, known for Never Heard (2018), Solo (2018) and I Never Heard My Father Speak Stage Play (2014).

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Clifton Bell, The Ghettonerd Company
Clifton Bell, The Ghettonerd Company

Director Clifton Bell, founder of The Ghettonerd Company, a boutique-style production company focusing on film, television, commercials & music videos, has had the privilege to create projects with platinum artist including Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Migos, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Meek Mills, Chris Brown, Gucci Mane & a slew of other A-listers & brands including Apple, McDonald’s & American Family Insurance. His documentary “The Cash Money Story: Before Anythang” exclusively on Apple has 7M+ views.

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Maria Dowd
Maria Dowd

Maria Dowd’s deepest, most electrifying passion is to energize and equip women with tools and strategies to take bolder stands for the quality of their lives; and to be powerfully prepared for life’s unexpected twists and turns.

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Kelvin Frazier, PhD
Kelvin Frazier, PhD

Billboard recording artist, singer and songwriter Kelvin Frazier Ph.D is definitely not your typical artist. After graduating from M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) with a PhD in Physical Chemistry and deciding to teach Organic Chemistry as an Adjunct Professor Kelvin could never ignore his first love which is music.

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