Culture Con is one of the fastest growing festivals created by Imani Ellis, focused on providing a space where the future creators of color can fellowship, learn, and be their best black self. If Issa Rae’s “Rooting for Everybody Black” phrase was a physical manifestation, then Culture Con would be it.
This week Afrovocative is highlighting Melanin and Magic Productions creators, Mecca McDonalds and Kyla Sylvers. These two women joined forces to continue broadening the range of black women narratives on screen, as well as on paper.
“Immeasurable, un-fuck-wit-able, caring, Intelligent, and compassionate”—a few adjectives LeBaron Ahmon, formally known as Baron Amato, feels describes him best. A man of many talents, the self-published poet switches hats between actor, musician, writer, and production gawd. The Mobil, Alabama native, now a New Orleans resident, attributes his upbringing to molding who he is, but it was the colorful culture of NOLA that nurtured his creative talent, and provided him with a budding career.