Baltimore bred, DeRay McKesson discusses navigating through family addiction, mending broken relationships, his role as a Black Lives Matter activist & recent events.

In an industry that is ever-changing, Emil Wilbekin, who I like to call the "Godfather of the Publication World," not only set the standard for himself; he surpassed it. A pop culture expert, content creator, LGBTQ activist and journalist, Emil Wilbekin defied the odds projected on to him and continues to lead by example.

For this Always Pinkies Up interview, I sat down with four industry professionals and we discussed our cultural, racial, personal and familial experiences growing up homosexual in America.

Born and raised in Bronx, NY, Tiarra Monet navigated her way through the hustle and bustle of The Concrete Jungle and was victorious in her quest to success. The result: a YouTube beauty blogger, entrepreneur and the owner of The Crowned Collection

Beyoncé's stylist turned entrepreneur, Ty Hunter, has carved a lane for himself. From the always good light, Ty-lite, to Ty Hunter Emoji and the recent release of his athleisure line, Ty Hunter by Reflex, he has proven that he's more than a stylist. He's a businessman!