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Greenish Brands Host Event Empowering, Educating, and Celebrating Black Cannabis Professionals


Diversity and inclusion have made their way to the forefront of Black communities and businesses and have no plans to stop until equality is met for all. Amid diversifying industries created with minority biases, Greenish Vibes and Greenish Events partnered with the San Diego County of Black Chamber of Commerce to host a purposeful event celebrating, empowering, and educating Black professionals and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry.

To understand how the war on drugs in America affected Black and minority communities, you will then understand how the knowledge of building generational wealth in a legal cannabis industry is nothing less than equitable for Black entrepreneurs and industry professionals. Greenish Brands is a luxury apothecary wellness brand founded and created by Danicka Brown-Frazier. Within Greenish Brands are Greenish Vibes and Greenish events, which intentionally collaborate with Black and indigenous people of color and women-owned brands to host educational lifestyle experiences to build community.


Greenish Events recently hosted a Black Founders in Cannabis Panel in San Diego on March 3, 2023. This event produced knowledge from many successful cannabis professionals, including Freeway Ricky Ross, Virgil Grant, and Cheryl Morrow, who all provided insight into building their careers in a rapidly growing industry. The cannabis industry lacks inclusion, impacting Black Americans; reports show that 4.3% of cannabis is owned or co-owned by Black business owners. The panelist also gave insight into challenges created to keep the Black entrepreneur out of this industry and solutions to overcome and succeed.

“We hope that this event’s momentum and impact will inspire industry leaders, policymakers, and consumers alike to continue creating opportunities for marginalized communities. “- Danicka Brown-Frazier.

Black entrepreneurs must be represented correctly and take advantage of the cannabis industry, as the Black culture itself is filled with movers and shakers in any industry. As culture leaders, Greenish Brands are creating a positive narrative for Black entrepreneurs not just to own a business but learn how to become heirs and heiresses of companies to leave to their families.

The importance for Black communities, professionals, and entrepreneurs is to work on being creative in not just the cannabis industry. Still, in any industry, find the gray areas and use what you have to succeed. It’s essential to break the stigma of a drive in the Black community that can build generational wealth. Greenish Brands have established a rapport with other Black businesses to carry their products and spread knowledge and support to create a space for all Black entrepreneurs and cannabis professionals.

To support and learn more about the cannabis industry, Greenish Events, and Greenish Brands, visit


The Power of Inner Child Healing: An Interview with Juniper Jillian Joy

Juniper Jillian Joy, a former blues artist turned life coach, author, and proponent of healing one’s inner child, shares her moving story of transformation and self-discovery. In this interview, she talks about how her faith has influenced her work as well as her experiences in overcoming childhood trauma. Joy’s new book, The First Story of Intentions, is a fantasy fiction fable based on her own life events. She shares from her journey to wholeness and self-acceptance in order to spread her message of hope, faith, and belief. Prepare to be inspired by Joy’s inspiring testimony of inner fortitude and resiliency as she guides others to practice self-love, self-care, and self-trust.

Q: Who is Juniper Jillian Joy and what are three words that you would use to describe yourself?

A: I am the “Inner Child Warrior.”

Juniper is my inner child’s name. Jillian is the teacher in me. Joy is what I intend to bring to myself and everyone everywhere through my books and sharing openly, vulnerably and intimately.

Q: What inspired your pivot from blues artist to life coach and financial strategies to now an Author and an advocate for inner child healing?

A: I spent most of my whole life fragmented due to childhood emotional trauma that caused me to be emotionally unavailable and stunted. As I healed my trauma, I healed my inner child and became whole within myself. I could no longer live the life I had been living. I went from a life of limitations to limitless possibilities that can only be described as miraculous. It’s just too amazing to keep to myself! I want everyone to know how to heal their inner child so that everyone everywhere can live in peace, love and joy!

Q: You have overcome many trials from your childhood and your former marriages. What motivated you to keep going?

A: I have always enjoyed learning. Once I transformed my life, I no longer needed outside validation, motivation or inspiration. I knew I was living my divine path, plan and purpose. Now I have the assurance of peace, love and joy in all areas of my life, knowing I am my own True North along my new journey inside myself, for myself, to myself. My motivation is my desire to serve others as a teacher and guide.

Q: Tell us about The First Story of Intentions: The Introduction to the Inner Child.

A: The First Story of Intentions is written as a fantasy fiction fable based on true events in my life that have been carefully crafted and woven into of each main character to show the complexity yet simplicity of situations that we all experience throughout our lives that leads to self-acceptance, self-discovery and self-awareness as the guide to self-trust, self-love and self-care building hope, faith and believe through our own perception.

Q: How has your faith influenced your work?

A: I have found faith to be two-fold for me. My faith in God helped build my internal faith for self. Being raised Pentecostal by my mother who was a spiritual warrior, a leader, a beautiful singer, beautiful inside and out, a prophetess and processed an amazing wisdom far beyond her years, just like her mother, the prayer warrior. My mother loved unconditionally. It was felt by everyone that ever met her. By having these two powerful women in my life and growing up with my mother teaching me how to recognize and use my gifts and talents with empathy as I see the blockages that hold people back from their intended destiny. Being present to see and feel my granny and mother talk to God in prayer, guide others to God’s love and light was the very foundation that has made me…me! I know I’ve lived on my granny and mothers’ prayers long after they passed away. I knew there would come a time that I had to take responsibility for myself. My journey began when I lost my voice for a solid year and told God, “If you give me voice back, I will use it for you!” After a year of speech therapy, my voice came back stronger than ever before and now I am the voice for the voiceless as I live, teach others through my songwriting, singing and writing my books to heal their inner child until each person can find their voice, speak their truth, stand in their power and create healthy boundaries and limitations in all areas of life through the inner child connection.

Connect with Juniper Jillian Joy:


 Instagram: @authorjuniperjillianjoy


Warrior Mom Tracy Slepcevic’s Alternative Approach to Fighting Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tracy Slepcevic holds many titles: author, Certified Integrative Health Coach, speaker, Air Force Veteran, Founder of Pur Health, LLC, and now she’s adding a new one– Warrior Mom. Her extensive background in Complementary and Alternative Medicine coupled with her son’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis, inspired her to bring awareness to an often misunderstood condition.

The Warrior Mom has always had an interest in medicine and was once a personal trainer studying nutrition. Tracy has dedicated over 14 years to researching various treatments and therapies for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Once her son Noah was diagnosed with autism, it awoke the warrior inside her and she decided to fight back.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that can result in severe social, communication, and behavioral difficulties. Individuals with ASD frequently struggle with social communication and engagement, as well as restricted or repetitive interests or behaviors. These individuals may also have different approaches to learning, functioning, or paying attention.

She decided to take a different approach to medicine and heal his underlying conditions with diet and nutrition. Noah responded really well to a strict diet and was able to regain his speech and some cognitive abilities; it made the biggest difference in his healing journey. Soon after, she returned to school to study alternative medicine.

Tracy explains ASD is a very broad spectrum and not all children are the same. One of the biggest misconceptions she found was that all individuals with autism fall under the same criteria when diagnosing and are thought to have the same symptoms; which she says is not true. “Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning it affects everyone differently and to varying degrees – each person will have their own unique set of strengths and challenges. Also, autism is usually said to be a lifelong condition, but a number of children lose the core symptoms and shed the diagnosis with early biomedical intervention.”

Over the years, Tracy has worked with various doctors, scientists, advocates, and researchers, and it is her mission to educate families on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Now she is sharing her learnings with other parents of children who may be in her and Noah’s shoes with Warrior Mom: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Her Son with Autism.

‘Warrior Mom’ is an inspiring story of hope and an indispensable guidebook for any parent searching for answers to help them navigate the system, evaluate different treatment options, and heal their child’s underlying conditions. Even for parents who suspect their child might have autism, Warrior Mom is a wealth of information and guidance to help your child get the care they need to live a normal, productive life.

Ultimately Tracy shows us that autism is not a “hopeless diagnosis.” It is only the beginning of a beautiful journey, and if you set a clear intention for your child to live a healthy and fully functional life, anything is possible. She credits Noah as her biggest teacher. He has taught her to ‘think outside the box,’ and that life can look a whole lot different if you live from a space of love and not fear.

For parents in the same position, Tracy says, “This is just the beginning of a beautiful journey. In life, you always have a choice… you can look at the glass half full or half empty. There is so much to learn from having a child with ASD and the possibilities in life are endless. But most of all… have faith.

Tracy wants to reach as many parents as possible to assist them on their journey to healing starting by getting this book into the hands of every parent and caregiver impacted by autism.

The paperback edition of Warrior Mom book releases on April 4th. Be sure to connect with Tracy and order your copy of Warrior Mom below:




Rap Snacks Celebrates 50 years of Hip Hop with Inaugural DISRUPT Summit

Disruption is defined as a disturbance that interrupts an event, activity, or process. This word can be used to describe what happened 50 years ago when New York gave birth to the most influential music genre to date, Hip-Hop. From the lyrics and beats to entertainment and fashion and more, there isn’t anything you can consume without some sort of Hip Hop influence. It has even influenced our food, which would give birth to the official snack of Hip Hop, innovated by Sales Guru and Business Executive James Lindsay. This phenomenon is seen with artists such as Master P, the popular rap group Migos, and countless others who have joined forces with the brand.

The Rap Snacks CEO understood the importance of Hip Hop and how it affected African American culture so Lindsay found a way to celebrate and highlight those who contribute. For the last 28 years, the brand has changed how people view the genre and its artists, and this year celebrated their contribution to the culture monumentally with the inaugural Rap Snacks Disrupt Summit.

Rap Snacks DISRUPT is a two-day summit highlighting all the success the brand has had over the last couple of decades while addressing vital topics in the African American Community. The Rap Snacks Family was joined by distributors, partners, and some of the most successful entrepreneurs and rap artists to talk about defying the norms to create influence and innovation in culture, economic power, and generational wealth.

The Summit kicked off with a welcome by Influencer, Podcaster, and Keynote speaker Wallo267. The summit was later followed by some of the exciting innovations the company plans to implement throughout 2023 .  Grammy Nominated Artist and Entrepreneur Rick Ross joined the summit later for a conversation on Entrepreneurship and ownership.

The highly anticipated Feed the Soul Conversation was the highlight of Day 2 where CEO James Lindsay was joined by Hip Hop Royalty Master P, Romeo Miller, E-40, Moneybagg Yo, and Business Executive Marilyn Van Alstyne with Podcast host and Moderator Big Loon to talk about culture, community, family, and creating generational wealth. Each panelist took the audience inside their journey to address the importance of hard work, wisdom and creating a successful business fueled by the culture. The panel also included a guest appearance by Meek Mill.

Club Rap Snacks was the venue of choice to wrap up the successful summit. The private celebration was dedicated to Hip Hop 50 and the birthday of Rap Snacks CEO James Lindsay.

As we continue to move throughout 2023, we support the Rap Snacks vision and challenge you to LEVEL UP and release the disruptor inside of you.

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Popular Atlanta Physician Transforms the Lives of Women Everywhere with Free Virtual Star-Studded Wellness Summit

Are you ready to change your life? Then Girl Get Ready for 2k23! Award-winning Atlanta-based  physician Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin has gathered some of the biggest names in health and wellness to deliver the perfect virtual wellness summit for women worldwide— and guess what, it’s free!! 

Getting women ready to excel is nothing new to Dr. Jada as she brings over 20 years of experience, dedicating herself to transforming the lives of many. She is the founder of Atlanta’s holistic, wellness, and weight loss studio, REAL Weight Loss and Wellness and transforms minds, bodies, and lives as a life coach. Dr. Jada is also a best-selling author of her book “Girl Get Ready To Lose The D*** Weight!” As a professional with multiple hats now she is adding philanthropist to her many titles.

In a time where protecting our health is at an all time high, the weight loss specialist and wellness expert expanded her imprint by providing a unique educational and networking experience for women worldwide. 

She founded The Girl Get Ready platform focused on wellness instead of sickness by bringing experts together to empower people to focus on what we could control to be happy, healthy and whole.  The three-day event has gathered some of the best health and wellness experts offering a fun twist on today’s most vital topics. Some esteemed guests include Bravo TV’s  Dr. Heavenly Kimes & Dr. Jackie Walters, OWN TV’s Master Love & Life Coach Rebecca Lynn Pope, Celebrity Stylist Sudi Spence and many more! With topics from weight loss, relationships, business, and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Girl Get Ready 2023 kicks off January 13 with a cozy virtual pajama night where participants will be engaging in a conversation on sexual health with giveaways. The following day features Healthy Happy Haute providing insight on a plethora of important topics. This year, Dr. Jada is spicing up the summit with a paid, exclusive in-person networking brunch for Day 3. The Wealth and Wellness Brunch With The Doctors includes unlimited food and beverages, along with tailored sessions that will inspire, encourage and empower you to “Uplevel your wealth and wellness in 2023!” Proceeds from the brunch will benefit a local Atlanta charity.

Dr. Jada is on record stating, “I want to use this platform to help expand the concept of wellness beyond the physical body and to spread a message of wellbeing in all things and in every aspect of life. We strive to bring a relevant and rewarding experience right to you. With her positivity and passion flowing through her platform she is making a monumental impact to be felt by generations of women to come.


What a way to jumpstart your year!

Follow Dr. Jada on social @DrJadaMD

To register for the FREE Virtual Summit click here

How Health and Technology is Allowing Yusuf Henriques to Innovate the Podcast Industry

As a lifelong advocate for minorities, Yusuf Henriques is a GeneUs who was able to create innovations to create solutions across multiple industries with his background in health and technology. He is now using his previous experiences to innovate a market that’s virtually uninhabited by those communities– the podcast market. As co-founder of the ALIVE Podcast Network, he successfully blends health, tech, and entertainment as a leader and host to elevate the community once again.

Henriques is a Jamaican native who was destined to be a dominant force in the STEM industry. From an early age he was intrigued by the industry. He knew the periodic table by age 8 and was always fascinated with chemistry and physics. Yusuf says he spent a lot of time watching popular scientist Doogie Howser. He blew through medical school at 12 and went on to help senior scientists and medical doctors discover disease and other medical conditions affecting his area.

This would inspire him to create the innovative healthcare brand IndyGeneUS which helps to solve disparities in Black and Brown Communities. He notes that these groups were affected by the pandemic 4x more than the majority in the US and he found that the underlying condition was the lack of government funding causing major devastation to those communities. Yusuf even spoke on this for MIT’s Hacking Racism Listening Summit where they tried to hack some of the structural racism in healthcare. He was later inspired to create the same impact in a new market.

Yusuf’s extensive career has allowed him to work across multiple industries, most recently the streaming industry. After the height of the pandemic, Yusuf met and partnered with ALIVE Podcast Network CEO Angel N. Livas to combine their efforts of elevating Black and Brown communities in a unique way.

With social media being a great way to express yourself and share content, there was a common theme presented with each platform- the lack of protection and capitalization for the Black and Brown communities. As an advocate for Black and Brown communities, Yusuf states that the company’s target audience and mission was the driving factor for supporting the double minority owned imprint.

The ALIVE Podcast Network provides a safe haven to minority creatives while educating them on protecting their content and putting dollars in their pockets. They proudly introduce a unique, user-friendly experience whether you’re a subscriber or host. This is represented in their e-commerce market where they can monitor buying patterns to rotate wealth with the community. Hosts can also receive podcast education, and share a 50% revenue split with their host.

Not only does Yusuf serve as an executive for the platform but he also doubles as a host with the Gene-US Health Minute. He and Livas break down sophisticated medical terms and what they mean for us in 5 minutes or less.

As an active advocate walking in his purpose, Yusuf’s efforts are leaving an impact in our daily lives. He states he wants his legacy to be that “I want to leave the world a little better than he found it.” His impact is sure to help Black and Brown creatives catapult economically.

You can find more on Yusuf and ALIVE below:
Yusuf Henriques
ALIVE Podcast Network

Award-Winning Podcast Network Makes Impactful Stride at iHeartRadio’s Powerhouse Concert

The pioneering ALIVE Podcast Network is off to a bustling 2022. The podcast network, which was launched in March, was already nominated for prestigious awards and now they are making impactful strides with their recent sponsorship at the iHeartRadio Powerhouse Concert. With less than a year in production, they are sure to make a stamp in a rapidly growing media industry.

Founder Angel N. Livas and Co-Founder Yusuf Henriques

Founded by multimedia expert Angel N. Livas and Co-Founder Yusuf Henriques, ALIVE is making a historical impact as the first podcast network geared towards putting minority creatives’ best interests at the forefront. As one of several sponsors for the 2022 Powerhouse, the platform is taking another impactful step in expanding its presence.

ALIVE Founder Angel N. Livas is on record saying, “When I think of what ALIVE is growing to be…it’s a POWERHOUSE! So, it was only natural to join forces with one of the leading audio streaming services at their POWERHOUSE concert!”

While at Powerhouse, Angel had a chance to sit down with Power 105.1’s Gabe P. for an exclusive interview to introduce the platform to the Powerhouse audience and to explain its importance.

Powerhouse Interview:

Currently, ALIVE has 11 shows covering a diverse range of topics and is coming to iOS and Android very soon!

To learn more about ALIVE Podcast Network and become a subscriber, visit and follow @alivepodcastapp on all social platforms.

Why Janice Laws Robinson is the people’s choices as the next Insurance Commissioner of Georgia

This year voters in several states are headed to the polls to select their next set of representatives. One of those states includes Georgia, where one of their races is very historical. Candidate Janice Laws Robinson is the Democratic Nominee in what could be a monumental race for The Commissioner of Insurance and Fire Safety. With over two decades of insurance under her belt, Janice is running to help create a more quality and sustainable Georgia. Janice is well versed in all lines of insurance and actively helps families rebuild their lives. 

Janice Laws Robinson, Democratic Nominee for Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner of Georgia

Coming from a service background, it was a no-brainer that Janice would select a career that would allow her to change lives. She states, “when I became a Georgian over two decades ago, it was an opportunity to serve my community and take on a new career in a new industry… it [insurance] became a way for me to interact with people and serve others with their needs.” She is now tackling this issue head-on at a larger scale in her candidacy for Insurance Commissioner.

As an active insurance professional, she has seen the direct impact of the skyrocketing insurance premiums on Georgia families. She notes insurance is not a party issue but a people issue, as this office can affect everyone’s daily lives. She says if there is a crisis, someone has to stand up and handle the problem and realize that she was that “someone.” Currently, Georgia has some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the country and over 1.4 million citizens without access to health insurance, and a tedious claims process. 

Janice’s campaign focuses on 3 A’s- Affordability, Accessibility, and Accountability:

She will work to provide affordable insurance premiums, access to affordable health care, and hold insurance companies accountable.

She first ran for office in 2018, where she became the Democratic Nominee and came within 3 percent of winning. She credits her successful run to those who understood her commitment to the people of Georgia. Janice views this opportunity as “the next level of serving my industry and doing the greater good for a larger number of people.” This year’s race is historic as it could be a year of many firsts. Janice would be the first African American woman to serve in this capacity, and Janice would be the first Democratic Insurance Commissioner since 1994.

If selected as Georgia’s next Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner, her duties would include: 

  • Regulating insurance prices
  • Holding insurance accountable
  • Issuing licensing for individuals hoping to practice insurance 
  • Overseeing fire safety, such as ensuring buildings are safe and preventing fire hazards

Looking from 2018 to now, Janice has learned a lot. She realized if the people are for you, then nothing else matters. Her focus remains clear, and she is staying strong. To learn more about Janice, follow her on social media @janiceforgeorgia and visit her website at

Election Day in Georgia is November 8th. To check your voter status and find your nearest voting precinct, visit

Industry Veteran Set to Premiere “Two Classes of 1968” Doc at 2022 BronzeLens Film Festival

Veteran TV & film development executive and producer Nichelle Protho is proud to premiere her directorial debut “Two Classes of 1968,” a poignant documentary and important untold story of black history, in the upcoming 13th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival. Amidst the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the film, produced and written by Protho along with co-writer Monice Mitchell Simms and narrated by Hill Harper (“The Good Doctor,” “Get on the Bus”), chronicles a group of African-American Catholic school students from Immaculate Conception Academy High School (ICA) in Augusta, Georgia who became unwitting agents of social change as the first group to integrate Aquinas High, an elite white Catholic school. “The debate around Critical Race Theory has only increased my passion about being historically literate, and especially about my community and its people.” says Nichelle Protho.

“Two Classes of 1968” tells the story of a close-knit group of childhood friends & students from the Golden Blocks neighborhood – a proud & self-sustaining Black community near the Savannah River.  This bubble provided a safe haven for its children, free from the darker realities of racism and the residual affects of post slavery era Jim Crow. However, when the powerful arms of the Catholic Church intersected with the Brown vs Board of Education Decision, they were forced to leave behind their school and the nuns that loved them just before their senior year.

“This film not only serves as a historical document, it provides an exceptional jumping off point for frank discussions of race today. It is a perfect resource for every age, but especially useful in secondary school settings,” says Joseph Floyd, M.D., executive producer and member of the class of 1968. “Although this is a story about the past, it encourages important discussion about today’s issues and it resonates courage and perseverance that is incredibly relevant today,” added Terrye Thompson, executive producer and member of the class of 1968.

Prior to premiering at the BronzeLens Film Festival, the film has received tremendous support from the city of Augusta, the Augusta Museum of History, Catholic Diocese of Savannah and the historical Imperial Theater.

About the festival: BronzeLens Film Festival is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and TV production for people of color. The mission of BronzeLens is two fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.

The documentary screens on Friday, August 26th at 11:00am ET in Theater 3 at the IPIC Theater Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta.  Film festival pass registration and event tickets are available at:

For more information about the film’s premiere, visit their page here (…).

Through the Creative Lens: Meet Justina, Founder of Instagram’s Favorite Swimsuit Brand

For the past five years, Matte Collection has been taking the swimsuit industry by storm. While the brand is an international ovation, little was known about the visionary behind the brand until now!

Meet Justina, the creative designer and founder of the insta-famous brand Matte Collection. Founded in 2017, the brand has endured immense success and after a successful Swim Week show in Miami, the creative and her sleek designs are here to stay.

Hailing from a small town in Ohio, the young designer has always had a passion for fashion. Justina grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs where she gained first and secondhand experience. She often assisted in her grandmother’s store and would later try her hand in her own clothing business. Over time, the designer noticed that her swimwear designs were a tremendous success and would birth the booming brand that we have known and come to love today. 

Justina, Founder and Head Designer

Fast forward to 2017, Matte Collection made its impactful debut. The for women by women brand’ stands on the founding idea that every woman should be able to look and feel her best without breaking the bank. Matte Collection prides itself on embracing clean, simple, minimalist clothing. The diverse brand is forward-thinking, offering a wide array of colors and designs to cater to every woman.

Inclusivity is imperative in every aspect of the design process with Justina on record as saying, “when I’m designing, if I’m using a certain color palette, animal prints, or whatever the case may be, I try to include a piece that will go across several different body types. 

 “[I want to give] several different body types an opportunity to buy from that collection and be happy it is fitting to their shape.”

Besides their sleek and sexy swimwear, the brand also offers fashionable swim accessories and their neutral Matte Basix Athleisure line, which includes dresses, jumpsuits, bodysuits, and more. 

Some of our favorite celebrities and influencers have sported the brand, including La La Anthony, Meagan Good, Angela Simmons, and more, who have collaborated with the brand. This summer, the brand is a triple threat releasing three viral swimsuits collections- Confidence Campaign, Resort, and Island Tropics.

Justina hopes her impactful strides inspire other brands to become more inclusive in the swimwear industry. To keep up with Justina and Matte Collection’s innovative style, visit their website and their social media @mattecollection on all platforms.

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