On the corner of Park Heights Ave. and Quantico Ave sits the Park Heights Community Health Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to providing health and wellness programs to Park Heights residents. I talk with PHCHA’s director Willie Flowers about growing up in rural Alabama, training and running in marathons, life lessons he got from participating in campaign races, and what the future holds for Park Heights. To learn more about the Alliance, visit phcha.org. You can also find them on Facebook.
Krystal Mack is what you’d call…awesome. Listen as I talk with Krystal about growing up in two very different environments, what inspired her to start her own business, and how a competitor gave her the confidence to continue building her business. Check out Krystal on Instagram, @thepiecycle and @karmapop, and on Facebook at BmorePopsandPies.
For the first episode of Local Color, I sit down with muralist and youth mentor Edgar Reyes. We talk about Edgar’s journey from Mexico to the United States, how his life and culture influences his art, and how he connects with inner city youth through art and mentoring.