Producer Maieka Invites You To Celebrate the Human Spirit

Finding her Light

Maieka Saint-Alban is a storyteller, producer, writer and visionary. Passion meets production in all her projects.   She brings extraordinary elements of the human spirit to her creative works – think the grit of documentary film meets the finesse of masterpiece theatre. Human connectivity transforms and bonds the audience experience. Her latest project, Between Me … Read more

Edwina Is a Marvel To Watch

Edwina Findley Dickerson

Hailed by critics as “A marvel to watch”, Edwina Findley Dickerson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress. She made her prime-time debut as “Tosha Mitchell” on HBO’s critically acclaimed series THE WIRE, followed by four seasons as “Davina Lambreaux” on HBO’s Emmy-Nominated drama series Treme, set in Post-Katrina New Orleans. On the big … Read more

ImageNation brings cinema and music to the people

ImageNation Logo

ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation’s goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people … Read more

Australian Artist David Puts Dreams Into Action

Artist David Hinchliffe

Never too young to live your dreams. David Hinchliffe‘s journey as an artist began when he retired from Australian politics. He simply “marie kondoed” his life. David’s process was simple: visit a city and paint a city. What began as an idea has grown into an experience far beyond what he might have imagined. He … Read more

Bringing solution driven design to life with Rise + Repeat

Image Design Studio, Rise +Repeat

Rise +Repeat is a Brooklyn-born, Brisbane-based image design studio providing design solutions for business and personal communications. Founder Lamare Wimberly sees design as a point of contact, as well as a point of departure. “[Design] is a signifier and a motivator,” he says, “It draws attention, guides a journey, and leaves an impression.” In addition … Read more

Hilda uses art to define life, accept change, and empower

Producer and Artistic Director Hilda Willis

Jane Fonda, India.Arie and Kenny Leon know Hilda Willis, but do you? Stop by Hilda’s Place (Pilot Mountain, NC) where you can discover this dynamic performer and the artistic community she has helped to live their art. Although based in NC,  Hilda, the Producing Artistic Director and Lead Coach of Living Your Art, an artistic … Read more

Powerful Stories with Multimedia Content Producer Mia Hall

Producer Mia Hall

Multimedia Content Producer Mia Hall helps young women break out of their comfort zone and prepare for their college and dream careers through her mentoring program Brown Girls Glow. Mia hails from Hampton and Harvard, bringing her personal best to everything she does. Currently Events Producer at Steve Harvey’s motivational platform – Vault Empowers, Mia has … Read more

Emmy-winning makeup artist, Elena is on a beautiful mission

Emmy Winning Make-up Artist Elena George

What began as passion for hair styling became a lifelong calling in fashion and beauty, for Emmy Winning Make-up Artist, Elena George.  With 8 Emmy Awards to her name and counting, Celebrity Makeup artist Elena has over 25 years of expertise enhancing the beauty of the world’s most influential celebrities including Robin Roberts, Angela Bassett, … Read more

The Power of a Focused Fire Life

Focused Fire

Focused Fire is a lifestyle brand dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of its clients. From physical to financial fitness, the Focused Fire founder Marie Toms helps her clients kindle the fire that illuminates pathways forward in their lives. Marie kicked-off the 2011 Princeton TEDx event with her speech “Becoming a FireStarter”. A multi-hyphenate, Marie is … Read more

Disrupting Anti-blackness with Beautiful Ventures

Beautiful Ventures is a creative social enterprise that influences popular culture. By disrupting anti-blackness, and elevating perceptions of Black humanity; Beautiful Ventures envisions a world where the humanity of all Black people is presumed, affirmed and unchallenged. Through programs and services, they are building community, skill, power and wealth of Black story-driven creatives and their communities. … Read more

Uplifting Spirits and Realizing Dreams with Zurena

Zurena bottle on the beach

Zurena Love Elixir is a blend of fresh citrus juices, sweetness, and love. This simple and versatile mixer transforms most rums, vodkas, tequilas, gins, cognacs, and liquors into smooth, mellow, no-bite cocktails.  Zurena even makes non-alcoholic spritzer with ginger ale or club soda, accompanies herbal teas as an alternative to sugar, and adds a light … Read more

Designing The Life He Loves – SJ Lee

SJ-Lee, Investment Banker

…lost on the journey of my life… Hedge Fund Manager SJ Lee moved to New Jersey with his family after working in investment banking for 10 years. At the time SJ connected with DreamDevelopment, he was burned out. Of the experience he says: I felt like I got lost on the journey of my life.  … Read more

The Man Who Kept Dr. King’s Secrets

Clarence-Jones article from Vanity Fair and Cover of What would Martin Say Book

                                     “The opportunity of a lifetime. . .” Dr. Martin Luther King’s attorney, and confidant, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, is a DreamDevelopment client who dreamed of telling the story of his work with Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement. … Read more