Her (Harlem) Story

Her Story: Karleen Roy
CEO & Founder of the Vanity Group, Karleen Roy is the definition of a boss. The Memphis native with a heavy resume in the entertainment industry in New York City, began her career in the music industry at Island Def...
Her Story: Angie Hancock
Angie Hancock is the President & Founder of the marketing solutions and small business development agency Experience Harlem. The Harlem maven with a heavy resume in the corporate, marketing, and entrepreneurial industries puts on for her community through all of...
Her Story: Nakia Hicks
Nakia Hicks is an art historian, publicist, and Principle of Vision Media Management LLC, a full-service marketing agency. She is also a part of the NiLu team, refining our public relations initiatives to share our story with the press. We...
Her Story: Verta Maloney
Verta Maloney is “all love with appropriate doses of rage.” The Harlemite is co-founder of two organizations, 45 Lemons and the*gameHERs, a storyteller, and anti-racism facilitator with 25 years of education experience. For Women’s History Month, we sat down with Verta...
Her Story: Gift Guide
When it comes to gifting your Mom, Bestie or the overworked “Girl Boss”, in your tribe, the best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. Nothing for the Gram, just something that says “I’m thinking of you”.  With...
My Honest Truth About Doing It All
My story starts off with the cliche “Aha Moment”— my Mother’s sudden death. A heart attack in her sleep, at age 66. The true meaning of Life is Short had brought clarity to my life. After months of “what color...