Fatherhood Celebration- Meet Motivational Speaker Torian Salary

Fatherhood, the one thing that we celebrate the least, yet happens to be one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. We always show gratitude to the mothers, grandmothers, and other women in our lives, but rarely do we appreciate our men. As the child of divorced parents, one thing I will forever be grateful for is the relationship that I have always had with my dad. The relationship status of my parents never changed our status, and our relationship as father and daughter. 

In this fatherhood celebration digital issue, I wanted to to pay homage to a list of ten men who are not only great fathers, but entrepreneurs/ creatives as well. Each day for the remainder of June 2019, we will present to you a visual interview from one of our 10 featured fathers right here online at www.veumagazine.com.

Meet motivational speaker Torian Salary

Fatherhood Celebration- Meet United Intentions Founder Creator, Tim Ray

VEU Magazine Fatherhood Celebration Issue

Fatherhood, the one thing that we celebrate the least, yet happens to be one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. We always show gratitude to the mothers, grandmothers, and other women in our lives, but rarely do we appreciate our men. As the child of divorced parents, one thing I will forever be grateful for is the relationship that I have always had with my dad. The relationship status of my parents never changed our status, and our relationship as father and daughter. 

In this fatherhood celebration digital issue, I wanted to to pay homage to a list of ten men who are not only great fathers, but entrepreneurs/ creatives as well. Each day for the remainder of June 2019, we will present to you a visual interview from one of our 10 featured fathers right here online at www.veumagazine.com.

Fatherhood Celebration Digital Issue- Meet Dave “Ready Writa” Felder

Written by Adrena Martin

Fatherhood, the one thing that we celebrate the least, yet happens to be one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. We always show gratitude to the mothers, grandmothers, and other women in our lives, but rarely do we appreciate our men. As the child of divorced parents, one thing I will forever be grateful for is the relationship that I have always had with my dad. The relationship status of my parents never changed our status, and our relationship as father and daughter. 

In this fatherhood celebration digital issue, I wanted to to pay homage to a list of ten men who are not only great fathers, but entrepreneurs/ creatives as well. Each day for the remainder of June 2019, we will present to you a visual interview from one of our 10 featured fathers right here online at www.veumagazine.com.

Introducing Dave Felder- Entrepreneur, DJ, and Author

Dave Felder


Jay-Z Becomes the First Rapper to Hit the Billionaire Mark

Written By Aysha Chaudhry

“What is better than one billionaire?” Jay-Z spoke his fate into existence when Forbes announced on June 3rd that the rapper turned business mogul had officially surpassed $1 billion in net worth. 

Jay-Z’s success did not happen quickly nor easily. After starting his rap career at the young age of 26, Jay began investing the money he made from music into profitable ventures. What made him stand out from his peers at that time is that he chose to start his own businesses, rather than just seeking partnerships from larger entities. Some of his most notable brands includes Rocawear, the clothing that was wildly popular in the ‘00s, and D’usse, a liquor brand he co-owns with spirits company Bacardi. After these big wins, he continued to propel forward, diversifying his assets further by purchasing minority stakes in companies, investing in real estate, and even launching the music streaming platform, Tidal. 

While Jay-Z is an inspiration for many, he has specifically paved a way for artists of color. Music moguls, Kanye West and Rihanna, are among two of his protegés, and Rihanna made the list herself as the first female musician to surpass a net worth of $600 million. His wife, Beyoncé, is also worth an impressive $400 million. Coincidence? I think not. 

Jay-Z’s legacy will forever be bigger than just himself, as he set a new Blueprint for those to follow.

Erica Dias Takes Miami To Host Her 32nd Table Of 20, Celebrating Some Very Influential Women

Erica’s Table of 20 is one of the most sought after events for men and women to engage, inspire and connect. Over the weekend, entrepreneur; Erica Dias hosted her 32nd Erica’s Table of 20 honoring, the phenomenal Madean Gilzene; a Event Planner who is known to many for giving your event that “wow” factor.  Madean story is one to surely inspire, impact and motivate you. Check out her company GlitzAndGlamAffairs.com

Erica’s Table of 20


Erica’s mission for Table of 20 is to get people to get back to having real conversations again, without being distracted by social media. Real conversations that are purpose driven and inspiring. The guest, laugh, cry, connect and the energy of the room is always infectious.  As Erica continues to tour with this event, check out www.EricasTableOf20.com for future events and follow @TableOf20 for updates and tour stops. This is a event that you definitely want to attend. 


Photos : Event Planner: Glitz And Glam Affairs Sponsors: Lux Cakery, Ink & Elegance , La-Table Chic, Curls, The Honey Pot, Vintage And More 101 , Glitz And Glam Affairs, The B Firm PR Video: www.jodellphotography.com/

Black Superhero Dangerman Visits Detroit, Toledo and Chicago With “Books Not Bullets” School Tour!

America’s Black Superhero, the Real Life Urban Superhero,DangerMan, is known for his many heroic feats, and inspiring and motivating kids is one of them. Beginning May 5, 2019 through to May 10, DangerMan will be embarking on his “Books Not Bullets” national school tour, visiting schools in Detroit, Toledo and Chicago! Delivering a message of hope and
aspirations for success, the “Books Not Bullets” tour will serve to
empower children to choose books, reading and life, over guns, bullets and violence! The tour is generously sponsored by U.S. Bank.  DangerMan was created by actor, producer, recording artist, mentor and philanthropist 
Roger I. Tinsley, the founder of the DangerMan Urban Superhero brand and CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The action hero recently celebrated a 20-year anniversary and has steadily evolved into the fastest growing superhero brand in the world, giving back with many philanthropic activities, all
centered around helping to make the world a better place. “While most Superheroes are fighting monsters from other planets, DangerMan is fighting the villains right here in our community, who victimize and prey on
the children and seniors in our cities daily,” cites Tinsley.  “DangerMan
encourages children to live their best life through education and by living a healthy lifestyle, staying in school, working hard, dreaming bigger and never giving up! DangerMan is excited to spread his message nationally
and is particularly looking forward to visiting Detroit, his hometown.” 


Tinsley first introduced DangerMan to America in 1998 after being emotionally impacted by the death of a four-year-old. The young toddler was riding in the car with her parents to a birthday party in her new blue dress, when a stray bullet from a gang member gun crashed through back window.  Tinsley felt compelled to create a real-life super hero who could
serve as a role model for school age children in underserved communities while addressing issues that specifically affected them. Using his own money and resources he created DangerMan, the Urban Superhero. The “Books Not Bullets” tour includes the following stops: 
Detroit, MIMay 6 / Girl Scout Troop Southfield Library             
Greenfield Union Elementary & Middle School  

May 7 / Focus Hope – Center for Children
             Jefferson Elementary School
             Detroit Innovation Academy

Toledo, Ohio

May 8 / Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Boys  

Chicago, Il

May 10 / St. Sabina Academy

DangerMan can be hired for speaking opportunities
atwww.dangermanheroawards.com. Also DangerMan’s new single, “I’m DangerMan, the Black Superhero Man” can be live streamed  on every
music platform. 


How Women are Identifying their PowHER in Politics


Written By:  Shantera L. Chatman, MBA

Several women have thrown their hats into the ring to run in the Democratic presidential primary, hoping to become the nominee for 2020. Waging an election campaign is difficult for anyone, but women who want to run in the current climate will have a difficult time having their voices heard. The media, the political infrastructure, and the culture all have the potential to interfere with a candidate’s message. A lazy focus on clothes, hairstyles, ethnicity, or national origin distract from discussions about the preferred policies, professional experience, and track records of these women. Women who care about how our country is run, and by whom, should demand that ALL candidates for office be respected as serious contenders, and be allowed to make their cases without the media, the party system, and the culture distorting their voices.

As activists, we must hold ourselves accountable for the protection of these women’s voices (at least as much as we can).  Anyone who wants these women’s voices to be heard more clearly should do the following:

  1. Make a list of important issues and examine the candidates’ positions considering those issues
  2. Focus on one candidate at a time and hear them all out before comparing
  3. Seek out longer-form interviews and discussions instead of sound bites
  4. Declutter social media accounts that serve only to work up emotions rather than inform 
  5. Engage with lazy reporting and redirect the conversation by contacting reporters via social media who play into the old narratives. Call them out on undermining these candidates’ messages.

Shantera L. Chatman, MBA is a the Founder & Executive Director, The Chatman Women’s Foundation Managing Partner, C+A Global Group. She is also an Author & Coach

VEU Magazine Honors Dr. Jamal H. Bryant and Ten Powerhouse Women in Atlanta on the Cover of its Double Cover March/April 2019 Edition

Pastor Dr. Jamal H. Bryant and Ten Powerhouse Women all located in Atlanta, Ga, cover the double cover March/April 2019 Issue of VEU Magazine. We admire the work that Dr. Bryant is doing and his efforts to bridge the gap between religion and culture. As he embarks on his new journey as pastor of New Birth Missionary Church in Lithonia, Ga, we also wanted to get this thoughts on how he plans to merge his current mission, with that of his new church home. 

Also In light of March being Women’s History Month, we deemed it necessary to highlight a group of powerful female entrepreneurs and leaders right here in Atlanta, Ga. These women range from authors, publicists, event planners, motivational speakers and more. Our list of women include: Alexis Miller, Charessa Sawyer, Erica Dias, Christina Johnson, Cashe Royal, Nova Kopp, Desiree Lee, Niya Brown Matthews, Kela Taylor, and Velma Trayham. 

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Rasheeda Frost Hosted The “Official” Movie Premiere Of Summer Madness Presented By Filmmaker Leo Sullivan

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 national bestselling author and filmmaker Leo Sullivan presented the official movie premiere for the feature film, Summer Madness. The event took place at Atlantic Station Regal Cinema 16 and was hosted by Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star and business mogul Rasheeda Frost. In addition to the official media sponsor, Rolling Out, dozens of media outlets covered the premier including Kontrol Magazine, Essence Online, and Radar Live to name a few. The red carpet event was attended by some of Atlanta’s elite, celebrity attendees and cast members.

Among the attendees were: Justin Poage, producer, Anthony Dalton, whose character is Detective Bryce Wilson, Andrew Fortinberry who plays Jack Crawford, and many more.
Written and Directed by National Best Selling Author, Leo Sullivan, Summer Madness told the story of a twisted psychological thriller involving a hundred million dollar heist, which leads to mayhem, murder and mystery, all under the guise of love. After spending time in prison, where he falls for the sexy vixen, Summer, Jack Crawford is released and given back his life. When he is then accused of a vicious double homicide, one of the victims being Summer’s husband, the last person in the world he would expect comes to his defense, his nemesis, Detective Bryce Wilson. Determined to prove Jack’s innocence, Bryce finds himself snared in a deadly cat and mouse game as he races against time only to discover that an intricate web has been woven to entrap him as well.


Leo Sullivan

Leo Sullivan, founder of Sullivan Productions, has written multiple bestselling novels which he plans to convert four into movies. Sullivan Productions produces both films and literary works. Since its inception, Sullivan Productions has grown to be one of the nation’s largest urban publishing companies. Summer Madness will be the first featured film to be released in 2019.  More titles will soon be announced. 

About Leo Sullivan


Leo Sullivan is a movie director and national bestselling author who has written multiple best selling books over a span of 8 years. In 2011, Leo started his own company, Sullivan Productions, LLC (Sullivan Productions), which produces both films and literary works. Since its inception, Sullivan Productions has grown to be one of the nation’s largest urban publishing companies. Leo Sullivan has been featured in such magazines as Essence, Don Diva, King, and XXL just to name a few. He decided to enter the movie industry after writing several screenplays and working with independent movie studios and producers.

Lil Jon Expands His Education Efforts In Ghana

Written By Aysha Chaudhry

Lil Jon has been expanding his philanthropic efforts outside of the U.S. for some time now. His most recent venture was breaking ground on what will shortly be his second school in Ghana.

The rapper partnered with Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education to children.

His first Ghanaian school opened in 2017, and was dedicated to his late mother. However, the rapper stated his goal was always to fund two schools, not just one. The plan was to get the first one up and running before turning his attention to the second.

“Rappers blow so much money on frivolous things sometimes and I think we can take some of that [otherwise thrown away money], and use it for some good in communities,” he said in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Hopefully others will follow Lil Jon’s example in using their wealth to make a positive impact!