ROARIN' Twenties

The time to mold your future is now!

People seem to think that their lives begin when they are 30+ with a family and a stable job. However, what they fail to realize is that it takes your “Twenties” to get to where you want/need to be! Everyone needs to know that your “Twenties” are important and it is the time for everyone to start molding their future!  I will use my blog mainly to market young adults who are in their “Twenties” and help them promote their business, organization, idea or celebrate their success!! I WANT TO HEAR YOU ROAR!!  I will post a profile every two week about someone in their “Twenties” to help them gain more visibility and give them the recognition they deserve. I will be there to make announcements based upon their work and to attend any event they may be affiliated with. I will basically shadow them along the way as they work to better their future! Not only will I market/ talk about others and their success, but I will also post about myself and talk about life lessons I have learned, as I age through my "Twenties"!



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These two young voices from New Orleans have just celebrated a year for their podcast!Petty Mayonnaise, 24 went to University of New Orleans. He always wanted to have a reality show because he loves to make people laugh His friend owned a radio show at Loyola University and he found an option to apply to do his own show. Plus it was FREE!!. There was a time slot for Friday 10AM-12PM. However, he didn’t want to do this by himself.

Then came along Sunny D, 26! Also born and raised in New Orleans, her goal was to be the next Ryan Seacrest! Both Petty and Sunny went to UNO and they met through a mutual friend and have been inseparable ever since! Now that she has graduated the goal is to work in radio!! to work in radio! Soon she plans on moving to Los Angeles, CA. The name, "Trilliterate", was inspired from her line sister (Delta Sigma Theta) and they already planned to have a blog/ website, but she ended up moving before they had a chance. Luckily, Petty came with this great idea!

This bring us to Trilliterate! “Your weekly roundup of pop culture, current event issues, some music, and topics concerning the black community. All wrapped up in Shenanigans and SEALED in Shea Butter.” Petty Mayonnaise and Sunny D cover a wide range of of topics, but mainly concerning black people and black culture. Along with their speaking topics they play a song here and here and they also bring guest to their show. They love having people on the show that are very opinionated and actually have something to say!

These guys are still rising stars, but they have gotten alot of traffic thanks to Evelyn From The Internets. Also they sometimes help DJ Rockaway, a local from New Orleans. He throws alot of event for the community that involve being social and networking. So once they helped host "The People of Color Happy Hour" where they was able to network and spread the word about "Trilliterate". 

Overall, the two want to do better job at marketing themselves. One of their mantras is"The world is not going to crumble" and they thrive on learning how tobe successful.For Sunny D, she has learned over the years to support herself more and to not overload herself! Also to not put some much pressure! Petty Mayonnaise has learn that he needs to mind his own business more. Also, to stop listening to others who he doesn't see trading places with. They both agreed reflecting back on the past couple years, they definitely wish they should have slowed down!! These two keep focus on whats important in life now that they have matured! No telling what they come up with, together they can achieve more!



Let me introduce you to Alex J. Taylor. He is originally from Miami, Fl and later moved to New Orleans at the age of 12. In 2013, he decided to attend Xavier University for the fall semester to major in Visual Arts. Most of Alex's Fine Art training came from his Freshmen Year at Xavier University. He took some time off this semester to find himself as an artist, but also as an individual. His mentor taught him there was so much more to learning than just college.

Throughout, his childhood he tried to keep his passion for art hidden. Alex felt no one could truly understand the things he could see. It wasn’t until four years ago, his senior year of high school where he started seriously thinking about pursing art as a career. In high school, he was apart of the gifted fine arts program. Alex learned some of the basics from his instructor Mrs. Villavasso at McDonough #35 Senior High School. It wasn’t until one day, she gave the class a mono-chromatic self-portrait assignment. This specific assignment open his eyes to opportunity. "This significant moment is what made me the artist I am today and will forever be." The more he worked on it, the more natural it felt to him.

Alex's work is recognized mostly for its spontaneous and expressive elements. When he first began painting, he was dedicated to finding his style with the use of various subject matter. Since then, his work has evolved through his personal experience. He feels he is able to visually display an introspective reality on how he perceive the world. The objective of his work is to speak to the viewer on a spiritual level, while also creating a new way to see the world and the essence of it all. "The things thats seen or unseen are more real than the reality makes it." Alex actually has two paintings called “Sol “and “Peach Fuzz” that have a lot of significance when he first started out as an artist. This is where he started to get a feel for style, artist voice and what being an artist all is about.

Alex Taylor has participated in many local art shows and gallery exhibition since graduating from high school. Also, co–creating his own art show with a fellow artist.

Some of the events and places where his work is displayed :

  • Dillard University
  • Jazz fest
  • Xavier University
  • House of the young
  • Renaissance Bleu: Pop Up Art & Fundraising Dining Experience
  • Among the Cosmos (co-creator)
  • Axiom gallery
  • Pancake and booze
  • Frenchy’s gallery (artwork currently on display)
  • Above The Clouds (co-creator)
  • Abstract Nola

He also offers a vast array of services in Graphic design, Film/Photography , Visual Arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, murals, Commission work, and framing.Currently, his artwork Alex's art work is definitely for sale! However, he eventually would like to do custom commission work for individuals who invest an interest in his work. This would allow it to show more value in the public display.

Alex's overall goal in life is to change the world as we know it, while also maintaining a legacy of artwork for the next generation of artists to follow. He first plan is to start his very own creative agency where he takes in clients with various creative projects such as fashion, art and music etc. Making his passion a business. His vision is becoming a multi- millionaire by the age of 25. With his strong faith in God, Alex feels that anything is possible when it comes to his work!




"You are now listening to DJ C-Mix", also known as Charles Eugene, spinning on the 1s and 2s!This well known DJ is roaring all over Baton Rouge and there are no signs of him slowing down. He has been DJ-ing since he left high school, which started out as a hobby and now rising towards a major business. Charles has always had a love for music, but, he never knew how to pursue his hobby as a future career path. Originally, Charles attended Grambling State University as a Kinesiology major. There, he was more into playing football than actually being a DJ. However, this is where he stumbled upon his first set of turn tables. You can say that this was a sign of God because he found them in a abandoned house, which was unfortunately knocked down the next day with no record. Luckily, Charles had a friend, who was able to fix the equipment. The moment he found the turn tables, Charles decided to be more dedicated on being a DJ. He started to invest more time and money into his art. This led to what he would call "The greatest party at Grambling". He felt that he left his trademark where students will always remember.

Now, he is a student at Louisiana State University where he is a General Business Major on the road to graduate school. He decided to change is major so he could be more educated for his business. In Baton Rouge, Charles's success has taken off tremendously! He started out as a DJ at Mikes, a bar in LSU's very own Tigerland. Word got around about his set and started Dj-ing all over Tigerland and soon started doing sets for LSU events. Eventually, Charles started his company in 2012, C-Mix Productions. Charles's company hosts all types of events. He has done a lot of parties, corporate events, award shows, even festivals (Trapfoozed Day, Independence Fest). Charles has even created cheerleading mixes for competitions and performances. He has received so much recognition around Baton Rouge. Throughout the past couple of years Charles has done sets for many artists such as Wale, Migos, and Somo. He also did 2 shows for Kevin Gates' tour.

Charles really wants to make a name for himself. As of now, he is working on making his company the "#1 " production company in Louisiana. He wants his company to be a place where the musicians he signs and producers and he hires can work together to create and produce the perfect track for the world to hear and use. Charles also holds private DJ lessons. He soon wants to invest in a side company that will be called "C-Mix Academy" that way he can be able to teach more people what he knows about DJ-ingand promote his business.

Charles still DJ's for all types of events and parties. Even though he reigns as the #1 DJ in Baton Rouge, thanks to ReverbNation, he also does sets across the US. Charles has learned in his "Twenties" that it takes sacrifice and self control to fully get where you want to be in life. He is fully dedicated to making his dream come true no matter what. His sights are set high at remaining #1 in everything he does.



“If a man don’t stand for something, he don’t stand up for nothing.” This is a wise quote, Breelin Clark grandfather used. Today he lives by this principle and he will teach his kids in organization to do the same. “Phresh Starts” is a non-profit organization where Breelin teaches, equips, and empowers young men etiquette, manners, and dressing for success. More specif Breelin has always been passionate about this because he has been groomed since a child with these etiquette lessons

Breelin Clark is member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Louisiana State University. As an Alpha they are required to run programs for the community and the student body.  Because of this requirement, this is how “Phresh Starts” came about. He didn’t think that one program would soon turn into a non-profit and still be growing towards a successful organization. He officially started “Phresh Starts” after a referral from his professor. Breelin pitched his idea in an assignment and the professor was in awe.  His professor loved the idea so much, he earned a spotlight article in the Baton Rouge 225 Magazine.

Breelin is a Baton Rouge native. Because of the fact that Baton Rouge is such a small and slow city he feels that it’s easier for him to receive more support. Breelin is a rising star in the Baton Rouge Community. The East Baton Rouge School Board has recently accepted “Phresh Start” to be an official organization for their schools. Not only that, this summer Breelin ran a summer program with the YMCA. Soon Breelin will have his own classroom and office at one of the YMCA facilities in Baton Rouge. This will allow him and the children to be able to interact on a different level as well as operating his program.  

As of now, Breelin is currently working on getting funding for his non-profit organization. His goal is to soon have a staff, and an internship program for high school students. He also wants to be able to issue ties for his students so they can practice at home. Another vision Breelin has is having fashion shows that goes along with his organization. He currently works for Al’s Formal wear, who was a previous sponsor for a show that Breelin did before.

Soon Breelin will be graduating as a double major at LSU. He will be receiving BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration of Psychology, Sociology and Leadership. Also, a BS degree in Psychology. His studies will give him a focus to enjoy the kids and to be become a professional role model. This will give him the confidence and the passion to keep “roarin’” in his twenties! We hope to see "Phresh Starts" bloom nationwide. 




Michael Seaberry is a PhD student at Louisiana State University. He is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana and he attended Xavier University in New Orleans for his undergrad. Michael initially wanted to be a doctor. He had received a BS in Science and Biology and soon after made his way to medical school. During this time he began to take humanities classes and began to realize he didn't want to be a doctor. Michael was more interested in social Issues. Now Michael is attending LSU, where he recently received a Master of Arts in Education and is currently working on getting his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Research, & Counseling with a concentration of Higher Education Administration. With his studies, he mainly focuses on black male masculinity and racial identity formation.

As a doctoral student, Michael is applying theories and philosophy to his work concerning social justice. Everyday it is his job to do research based upon social justice and racial issues and it tends to stress him out.  Also, it leaves him in pain to know and see that these problems are still going on as we speak. Last month in Baton Rouge, there was a police brutality situation that involved a man named Alton Sterling as the victim. Michael was so hurt by this that he was looking for outlet. This outlet was for him and others for healing through these incidents. He needed a way to vent.

Michael Seaberry started a blog called "Leaves Burn Slow". He named it this because he feels that "leaves" are all of the racial issues and situations that are surrounding our black community and they "burn slow" because we cant just get rid of the problem all at once. Actions must be taken one at a time.  Within this blog, Michael writes Poems. All of his poems basically describe and share how he feels as he attempts to handle the issues that are happening around us. Michael calls his blog "A place to find healing for those who seek to heal others in unjust systems". He definitely wants to reach out to others and help them in anyway that he can.

Writing has always been a thing for Michael. He feels there is no better way to fully get your point across. Michael has written many articles and has successfully published 2 stories. He feels that his most successful one is "Do Not Engage Y'all!" Training and Preparing Our Black Students for Battle". This was a story about teaching people how to protest. Times are different and our youth are not fully prepared to take on these massive protests. People get so emotional about the racial issues in our world and try to take into their own hands. However, they don't recognize the possible consequences of their actions.

Michael really wants his blog to take off. So far Michael has been recognized by Unapologetically Black for his poem "If I was to die by the hand of the police". He hopes to gain more recognition for his work. His plan is to turn his blog into a book, which will be filled with his poem. Also, he will explain his journey while writing the blog. Michael soon wants to start performing his poems at certain venues. Michael just wants to be exposed and his ROAR deserves to be heard.



Malcolm Johnson Jr. is an aspiring Photographer, Filmmaker, and Graphic Designer. Malcolm was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. During Malcolm's last two years of high school, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). While at NOCCA, Malcolm found his passion for Media Arts, in particular photography and film. Malcolm is now continuing his studies as a Junior in Digital Design at Tulane University in New Orleans, La.



What made you want to start?

My mom actually helped guide me in the direction I’m going in. She signed me up for a media arts workshop at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) while I was in high school, and ever since the first workshop I just fell in love with all the creativity that I can express within my work.

What is the most success you have receive from it?

It's hard to scale the most success I have received out of what I do. I feel like all the opportunities I encounter are equally rewarding, but with all the work I have done I have been able to work with a few mainstream artist such as A$AP Ferg and Lil Uzi Vert. 

What is your next step, your future plans?

My future plans consist of graduating from Tulane and getting in the film industry in New Orleans, however something else I do plan to happen is to own my own studio and do more independent work with clients, which is sort of what I do now, so which ever takes off first is what I will roll with.

What is your main focus, besides your recap videos? What do prefer to photograph or record?

My main focus is to really do more cinematic film type pieces and really fully be able to express my creativity. Recap videos are fun, but it wasn’t really the direction I was going for. I want to make more conscious films about some of the issues that are going on in the world, something that people can relate and learn from.

What are lessons or a lesson that you have learned while in your "Twenties" that concern your future and your work?

A major lesson that I have learned is to continue to invest in yourself. Investing your time and money wisely will always pay off in the long run.