Kimberly Allen

Dreaming BIG with Tameka West, Esq.

If there was ever a wrong that, Tameka West, Esq. could right it would be INEQUALITY, “Because everyone should be provided with the same opportunities in life!” she exclaims. Growing up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Ms. West witnessed and faced many injustices that inadvertently fueled her dream and gave her the determination to practice law. While there ... [Read More]

Our Hometown Girl All Grown UP, Judge Kathryn ‘Katie’ Powers

“The people who inspire me are really a group of people, not one specific individual. When someone is charged with a felony, or is the victim of a violent felony, that oftentimes is the worst and most stressful moment in their lives. ... [Read More]
June 4, 2020

Paragon Systems, Inc. A Model of Excellence

In 1970, when Stephen and I moved to College Park, GA from Connecticut, we knew we were going to start a business but were not quite sure which direction we would pursue.  We decided to name the business Paragon Systems, Inc. because “parag... [Read More]
September 6, 2018

Carl Ulysess on Dressing the Black Panther

From Black Panther’s opening scene, costume tailor Carl Ulysses’ influence is felt as a young T’Chaka miraculously appears at the doorstep of his lawless brother, N’Jobu. The confrontation is set in modern-day California, but the warrior’s ... [Read More]
July 1, 2018

Taking the Fear out of Police Authority for Children

You don’t have to be a Riverdale resident to feel the residual effects of losing a leader like Major Gregory E. Barney, who was killed February 11, 2016 in the line of duty. His presence was also felt–and missed–throughout Riverdale ... [Read More]
April 5, 2018

How Reginald Hudlin Helped the Black Panther

The Black Panther Has Arrived by way of Reginald Hudlin's blockbuster movie, MARSHALL! NO MATTER WHAT SIDE OF THE DEBATE you fall on, we’ve all seen racism up close and personal in some way, shape, or form. But it’s usually not the ... [Read More]
February 13, 2018

Todd Briske: Wired about Art and Life

Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur or just someone who loves unique handmade jewelry, you have probably seen some version of Todd Briske’s work displayed in department stores, art galleries, and/or homes without ever realizing that its ... [Read More]
January 22, 2018

Yoga Life with Jessamyn Stanley

The Latin phase Esse quam videri means: to be, rather than to seem. Yoga guru, body positivity advocate, and author Jessamyn Stanley tattooed this expression on her forearm as a reminder to always be authentic, genuine, and true to herself. But if ... [Read More]
January 12, 2018