“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”

Baha’u’llah

I want to start by saying how proud I am to present this long- overdue magazine. I am a 28-year-old African-American man, still in school, working on my Bachelors degree in TV and Film production. What makes our project unique, besides the obvious, is that there are four components to it. We are a cyber-magazine (Amazing Black Lives), a hardcopy print magazine (Black Lives), a radio show (Black Lives Matter Radio) and a TV show (Black Lives Matter TV Show). Believe it or not, our approach is non-political, except for those times when we might cover people who have made their mark politically. We want all our publications to be informational, educational, inspirational and neutral. We simply bring to light the wonderful things that black men, women and children have accomplished, and are accomplishing — and how they are impacting others. The support we are receiving from across the world has been humbling.

Through this publication, you will learn about a number of amazing black lives, many of whom are quiet successes, out of the spotlight. We will often feature individuals who will be new to you. This is exactly why we are here. We will cover outstanding people in many professions and industries, including Medicine, Science, Technology, Beauty, Culinary Arts, Aeronautics, Fashion, Fine Art, Architecture, Chess, Diplomacy, Brain Surgery, Rocket Science, Finance, Education, Robotics and more. Each person has changed, or is changing, the lives of others.

I invite you to join us in helping to build upon the positive wave that is sweeping our nation and our world. I am proud to be a part of our future. Over fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. I am a millennial, one of the children and grandchildren of that dream. Our mission, through our publications and productions, is to help make Dr. King’s dream come true for all.