Taken from last year’s release Velvet Portraits:

I truly believe in Oakland. Places like Oakland and Baltimore, in my opinion, are the heartbeats of black America. I believe Oakland is so rich in culture, spirit and hustle, and it’s such an important city to me because the characteristics that I love about Oakland really put it all together.

A small-but-committed group of writers, bloggers and videographers that (mostly) exist and function all over the D.C. Metro area.