Author archives: Kristen Lem

Donshea Hopkins

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While Donshea Hopkins is certainly a sweet 16 year old, she is also incredibly creative, confident, and fierce. She’s more than made her mark on the entertainment industry bringing a quadruple threat of talent as model, actress, singer, and dancer - which she says “all work in unison.” Hopkins doesn’t have a favorite discipline, stating ever so wisely: “I co[...]

Johanne Civil

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Rare, beautiful, and more mysterious than their off-white counterparts, black pearls are recognized by many cultures as a symbol of wisdom, wealth, and prosperity. It is no wonder Johanne Civil named her community of entrepreneurial women of color The Black Pearl Collective.  Its members embody the drive, imagination, and professionalism that spawned the org[...]