Eshay's Quick Facts
Favorite food: spaghetti
Favorite place in MN: Pillsbury House Theater
Favorite Music: R & B, hip-hop, jazz/blues
Personal definition of success: Reaching your dreams, achieving your goals.
Words to live by: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou
Social/societal issue she fights for: Black voice, not just being a voice, but making an impact.
Michael's Quick Facts
Nicknames: Doman, Mike, Lil' Mike
Favorite food: baked mac 'n' cheese
Favorite places in MN: Uptown, Soundset, Downtown Minneapolis, Elliot Skate Plaza, Walker Art Center
Favorite Music: hip-hop and jazz
Inspiring figures: Parents and Malcolm X
Words to live by: No progress without resistance.
Social/societal issues he fights for: Education, social/race relations
Shakira's Quick Facts
Favorite places in MN: Chipotle, the Mall of America, her bedroom
Music artists and groups she is currently listening to: The Weekend, Asking Alexandria, Fetty Wap
Personal Definition of Success: Being true to yourself
Inspiring figures: her mom, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Social/societal issue she fights: child abuse
Lucien's Quick Facts
Favorite food: knowledge
Currently Listening to: Kendrick, J. Cole, Noname Gypsy, Joey Bada$$
Inspiring figures: his father, Eshay, his group, his girlfriend
Passions: recording music, rapping, writing, and performing
Words to live by: Live freely, make your own path
Social/societal issues he fights for: equality, self-education, Black achievement; the fight against police brutality and violence against African Americans
Ivey's Quick Facts
Favorite food: all seafood, especially shrimp
Favorite places in MN: State Fair, Soundset, downtown Minneapolis
Personal defintion of success: Success is anything that a person does that they’ve worked hard for and ended up with the intended outcome.
Passions: education, volleyball, and food
Words to live by: The only time that success comes before work is in the dictionary!
Social/societal issue she fights for: Equity
Helen's Quick Facts
Nicknames: Lil' Mama, Nelah
Favorite food: Fettuccini Alfredo
Favorite MN places & events: Pride, Minnetonka, especially the waterfalls
Personal defintion of success: to do something you love and have always dreamed of doing
Passions: family, music, leukemia patients
Words to live by: “Carpe Diem” & “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today”
Social/societal issues she fights for: Leukemia Patients, Black Lives Matter