planted at Morehouse.
for the advancement of Black Lives.
Our Founding Team
Derrius Quarles is an award-winning designer and emerging business mogul. He started his first business at 15 and became a technology entrepreneur straight out of college. His work has been highlighted by CNN, MTV, TED and Time Magazine and he has been honored by the White House for his effort in expanding education access.
Ras Asan is a business development scientist and entrepreneur with a social conscience. Black Enterprise, CentricTV, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times have featured Ras’ work to increase higher education access and raise financial literacy awareness in traditionally underserved communities.
Brian L. Williams
Brian “BDub” Williams is a self-aware and compassionate problem solver seeking to spur innovation within urban communities of color. He is a Gates Millennium and Coca-Cola Scholar who holds a degree in Economics (with a specialization in finance) from Morehouse College, where he graduated Cum Laude.
Our Board of Directors
Mensa Pounds a native of Cleveland, OH but now resides in New Orleans, LA. He is a father, husband, investor, and educator. Mensa is passionate about the holistic progression of black and underprivileged people as well as their communities. He currently teaches elementary students in NOLA, specializing in mathematics, and will be pursuing an MBA and Physics Ph.D.
Robert is an emerging cinematographer and photographer from Los Angeles. With film, he mixes entertainment, education, and empowerment through original narratives and lesser-known stories. Social responsibility is one of Robert’s core values and he consistently engages and gives back to his local community through visual and creative arts.
Malcolm Clyburn is a native and resident of Silver Spring, MD. Graduating Morehouse College in 2013, he worked domestically in nonprofit management before joining the Peace Corps in Mozambique as a Community Health Specialist. He believes in the potential of utilizing digital communities to increase the physical and economic health of people of color.