Filmed, interviewed, edited & shared by LaRon Batchelor.

Category: Education


  • Omar Dubois: Writer, Thinker on GOD MC, NY Currency, Editorial, Brits & The Gift

    New Story: Omar Dubois: writer, music curator, brand guru and all-round creative talent. Via Ghana, Brazil, London and now living in NYC. Omar got his start as Music Editor at TRACE Magazine and went on to write for publications that include Interview, Dazed & Confused, The Fader and The Financial Times’ How To Spend It. He’s presently working on “GOD MC” – a monograph on musician/cultural icon Jay-Z.

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  • Creative from the Heart: Detroit Entrepreneur, GM, “Learn Floral Design”, Giving & $2.50

    New Detroit Story: In February, my family and I were looking for a florist for a special occasion. After we sorted our order of flowers, I was captured by Lily’s enthusiasm and passion. I took out my camera and asked if she mind if I filmed and shared her story about her company Creative From The Heart. She is running a floral shop from her home..a floral home. Her story is inspirational to say the least. Nursing, General Motors, being saved and a husband that made her live on $2.50 a week. Lily is strong optimistic woman to say the least.Honestly, she represents the spirit of survival and bringing dreams to life. It is no surprise the celebrities when they are in Detroit call on Lily.

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  • Still Life: Hat Entrepreneur/Designer, Marc Jacobs & Running a Business

    A New Story: Meet Frenel Morris -The entrepreneur designer behind Still Life. Coach & Marc Jacobs have partnered with Frenel to produce collections of hats. Since 2006, the Still Life flagship store has been home to an eclectic range of original designs- envisioned and tailored to perfection-by creative director and owner, Frenel Morris. Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, Still Life provides each client with custom hand-crafted pieces.

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  • Christ Couture: Christian Entrepreneur,Fashion & Brooklyn 1yr Anniversary

    New Story: Meet Dawn Elizabeth Adams. The entrepreneur behind Christ Couture, Christian fashion. We connected via Facebook and Dawn invited me to her 1 year anniversary at a Brooklyn Brownstone. From the music industry to spiritual fashion. Christ Couture® then will be a Christian lifestyle brand that represents the latest, hottest, and hippest products and services for Christians

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  • Djehuti Ausar: Sound Engineer,GURU, Wu Tang & Spiritual Enlightenment

    New Story: met Big Deal aka Djehuti via GURU over 10 years ago. We talk about what a sound engineer is? How he and wutang got a deal; How GURU opened a door; & Spiritual Enlightenment. Black Jesus and Djehuti Ausar of Wu-Tang/Harlem 6 are in june 2010 issue of XXL speaking on their life and friendship with Guru.

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  • Efrain & Isabella Oliva: Father, Daughter, World Cup @ ALIFE

    A Father/Daughter Story: I met up with Efrain and his daughter while they were watching the world cup at ALIFE. He loves San Francisco. She loves NYC. His favorite team is Ivory Coast. Her favorite team is Brazil. Isabella shares with us her favorite books and what she wants to be when she grows up…and Isabella says the Brazil is going to win the World Cup.

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  • Tori & Abby: Artists/Best Friends, Haiti & New Mediums

    A NEW STORY: Meet childhood best friends Abigail Shagwell Pope & Victoria Campbell. Born in Connecticut and living in NYC. We met in Chelsea. I shared their story about their experience in Haiti and their thoughts on entrepreneurs, mixed mediums and communicating their art. They are the women behind ..The Hunt for Good Americans is a film that they made while circling around the USA.

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  • Kevin Powell: Congress, Lefferts Gardens, Bologna Sandwiches & Absolut Brooklyn

    Meet writer, activist, entrepreneur & Candidate for Congress Kevin Powell. I met him at his campaign office on Dekalb avenue after unsuccessfully trying to catch up with him at Lefferts Gardens. I didnt realize LG is 7 buildings. I asked around and someone told he headed back to his office and begin our conversation. The Bologna story is my favorite. Kevin Powell is widely considered one of America’s leading political and cultural voices in these early years of the 21st century

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  • Cookies & Cream: Brooklyn Entrepreneurs, Revamped Truck, Apparel & Designer Toys

    A New Entrepreneur Story I discovered while strolling thru Nolita: Cookies -n- Cream is an independent culture brand based out of New York City. The Cookies n Cream brand is one that encompasses two creative outlets — one is clothing and the other is designer toys. In an era of “Me too” clothing brands and toys, we set out to create a brand that draws on our different influences — New York City lifestyle/culture, art, street couture, designer toys, high fashion, music, pop/underground culture just to name a few, all with a distinct personality and attitude of our own

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  • Dinosaur Hill Toy Store: South Dakota, Pre-School, East Village & Butterflies

    A NEW Small Story: Pamela founded NYC’s Dinosaur Hill Toys Store 27 years ago. From South Dakota to NYC, from preschool teacher to founder/owner of a toy store. Pamela has got to be one of the kindest people NYC I have met. Remember, I randomly walk into small businesses in NYC. Dinosaur Hill has been the center of uproarious fun and creativity since March 1983. (And I am posting this from the blip.tv’s internet event in nyc..gotta love technology..keeps u mobile, capable and free.)

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