"Love in The Light" Community Vanguards
People who have utilized their talents to exhibit and epitomize love for the North Minneapolis. Click the website button to learn more about their missions to elevate the Northside community and support!
seangarrison, class of '86, Minneapolis North High.
Jamil Jackson is the founder of C.E.O, or Change Equals Opportunity. It was founded in 2008 to support "youth of color ranging in ages from 12‐25 with emphasis on exposure to College, Career, and Cultural experiences and opportunities."
Nikki McComb is the Executive Director of Art is My Weapon. Art is My Weapon utilizes art and creativity to spark social change (click button above for more info. She is also an artist and behind the "Enough" campaign that combats gun violence. www.enough411.com
A visionary, Houston White is the "black excellence" the ancestors saw in their future as they fought to see tomorrow. From "Black Excellence" to "The Get Down Coffeeshop" to his "Viictory" golf apparel line and everything in between, he is an example of what is possible when "grind equals the dream to shine".
Teto Wilson, Husband and father, is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and community advocate. He is the owner of Wilson's Image, a local Northside barbershop, Image Renewal Organics, Image 73 Apparel, Founder of Wilson's Image College Scholarship Initiative and Live Your Healthy Lyfe, an annual community health event.
His approach to community advocacy originates in a deep rooted desire to level inequalities experienced by black people through connecting them to needed resources.
Farji Shaheer is a courageous community leader, father and professional that thrives on honor, discipline and integrity. The path that he has spearheaded in both healthcare and community engagement/activism is the result of growing up in an environment where many are not expected to succeed.
Farji also spent 5 years developing and implementing a hospital-based violence intervention program designed to assist and provide resources for victims/survivors of gun shot wounds, stabbings and assaults. In recognition of his leadership efforts that resulted in a drastic reduction in the number of repeat victims of violence, Farji was awarded special commendation from Mayor Jacob Frey and the City of Minneapolis.