HB Spotlight - Andre McDonnell of It's From The Sole

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HB Spotlight - Andre McDonnell of It's From The Sole

Andre McDonnell strolled down the W32nd Street sidewalk around 8.30am with a huge yellow backpack, warmly smiling and scouting the block.  He has been doing this for the past three consecutive years, perusing the streets and giving out sneakers to the homeless throughout New York City.  I got to see him in action. I was ready!

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HB SPOTLIGHT -Milica Paranosic of Paracademia

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HB SPOTLIGHT -Milica Paranosic of Paracademia

There is not just one title that fits Milica Paranosic of Paracademia LLC. She is a composer, technologist, producer, director, founder, artist, teacher, philanthropist, and more. She has received many accolades – awards and honors for her work over the last 20 years and also appeared on local stages such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and BAM Café, and internationally in Brazil, Italy and her home country of Serbia.

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HB Spotlight - Kaiqwon King of SEHIII

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HB Spotlight - Kaiqwon King of SEHIII

SEHIII (pronounced Say Hi, don’t forget the 3rd Eye!) is a platform for emerging artists housed in a boutique gallery in Bedstuy, Brooklyn.

Kaiqwon King is the charismatic artistic connector and CEO of SEHIII.  King is on a mission to provide a community for emerging artists to connect, educate, inspire, and GROW their businesses. Hence, the brand is grounded in art, community and culture. His inspiration comes from people, constant creativity and watching others overcome certain challenges. He calls it “the alchemy of creating something out of nothing."

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The Hard-Won Lessons Of Losing My Mom

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The Hard-Won Lessons Of Losing My Mom

In 2010, when my mother passed away, my world as I knew it was forever changed. It was Thanksgiving, family time, which made coming to terms with the news even harder.

Four years later I still reel from that fateful day and try to fit the pieces together. On most days I am good, but there are those that take me by storm and threaten to spit me back into the tombs of grief. Yesterday was great, but today, not so much.

So many lessons learned about myself in the last four years, so many decisions made about my present and future.

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Defining Beauty, Defining Me

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Defining Beauty, Defining Me

Our April feature is by none other than our Co-Founder, Meschida P, a piece she wrote for Sexy Delicious Healthy movement. She embraces being perfectly flawed in this amazing article that highlights women's body image insecurities, and does a great job of letting us know that we are not alone in this daily battle. Read More...

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Innovators of Change 2015

J. Walter Thompson’s Differenter Program continues its mission to highlight the achievements of New Yorkers who make a difference in the lives of African Americans here and around the world. The Innovators of Change documentary series celebrates Black History Month with tales of five everyday people whose efforts have had an extraordinary impact within the African-American community.

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