A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to inform, empower, and liberate Black youth. This is done by partnering with those who work directly with Black youth and Black families. We work to present a curriculum that centers our youth, and that curriculum centers our five principles – Black history, holistic wellness, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the importance of circulating the Black dollar.
The vision of for the black kid, inc. is to cultivate a generation of Black youth who know the truth of who they are and where they come from, value wellness, who are unafraid to be critical of oppressive systems, who are free to explore their creativity, and who understand the power of spending our dollars in our communities.
FOUNDER & CEO OF FOR THE BLACK KID, INC.
Kennedy is a Sociologist by degree and an educator by divine intervention and in 2019, she married the two to establish For The Black Kid, Inc. Kennedy has dedicated her efforts to liberating Black youth in her community, and she aspires to aid in cultivating a generation of Black youth who are proud of who they are and where they come from, and who are ready to invest their knowledge, time, and love back into their communities.
KYLE BROWN | CHIEF OF STAFF & LEGAL DIRECTOR
Attorney Kyle Brown is a 27 year old Entertainment Attorney. He works as an Attorney for a music tech company called BeatStars, the platform responsible for the song Old Town Road, which has also paid out over $200 Million Dollars to Creators. he also serves as a Professor at Abraham Lincoln University where he teaches Business Organizations, Real Property, and Legal Research and Writing. he loves everything about Law, cooking, going for long runs, listening to music, golfing, and reading autobiographies.
SHANITA NEWTON | MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, Shanita Newton is an artist, philanthropist andvisionary. She currently serves as the owner and Creative Director of Newton Creative Consulting. Additionally, she manages and consults several creatives to include Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar. Her zeal for arts administration and prior educational background has allowed her to lead the community arts non-profit youth organization Creative Impressions. During her tenure, she has worked to advance the mission of the organization to empower youth through quality choral, civic and cultural experiences. Shanita holds a Masters of Science in Business Entertainment from Full Sail University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with an emphasis in non-profit organizations from Columbus State University. Shanita is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is also the proud mother of one son - Harrison, and one bonus son - Azyron.
REESE WILLIAMS | CREATIVE ADVISORY BOARD
Reese is a full-time freelance copywriter by day and full-time dog and plant mom around the clock. Her magic powers include honing clients’ voices in content like a boss, using more unique words than 99% of Grammarly users, and creating copy that feels like you’re talking to a friend. She’s passionate about bringing words to life on page and creating content that feels authentic above all else. When Reese isn’t writing on the job, you can find her hanging out with her true road dog Sesame or getting inspired by content creators online. Reese graduated with a B.S. in Entertainment Industry Studies and Journalism from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and she currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
LOGAN WESBEY | CREATIVE ADVISORY BOARD
Logan Wesbey is a 2021 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University (AGGIE PRIDE!) and recently started her career in technology sales at Cisco Systems. Through her collegiate experience and professional journey, she has found an undeniable passion for serving and empowering people. By exercising boldness, paired with humility, she is compelled to engage others and enable them to maximize their potential and illuminate the spark within themselves. Outside of work, Logan loves all things food, fashion, family/friends, and most importantly, ZARA!