Black Metro Detroiters Making a Difference

February 14, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, meet these Metro Detroiters — from doctors and CEOs to athletes and chefs — doing great things in our community

At SEEN, we have the privilege of interviewing some of the most incredible people in Metro Detroit. To read more about the amazing black Metro Detroiters featured here, click on the names or photos below.


Detroit Lions Linebacker Devon Kennard

VDaLish Chef and Owner Chantele Jones

Owner of Rotate Boutique India Shepherd

2019 SEEN Changemaker Omonye Phillips

Fashion Designer Dom Sutle

Detroit Pistons Player Langston Galloway

Entrepreneur and TV Host Dezi Santiago

Fashion Designer Tracy Reese

2019 SEEN Young Changemaker Cheyanne Robinson

Entrepreneurs Austin and Undra Mack

Detroit Mixology Owner Sheka Benson

Adachi Executive Chef Lloyd Roberts

Sumptuous Spirits Owner Lauren Daniels

CEO and Founder of Naturalicious Gwen Jimmere

CEO and Founder of Mother Honestly Blessing Adesiyan

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Charles Boyd

Personal Trainer Desi Johnson II

Business Owner and Handbag Designer Mira Estell

ILERA Apothecary Founders Chinonye and Nneji Akunne

Live Cycle Delight Founder Amina Daniels

2018 SEEN Changemaker Robert Burston

2018 SEEN Changemaker Lauren Bealore

All Things Detroit Founder Jennyfer Crawford

Founder of The Lip Bar Melissa Butler

CEO and Founder of Detroit is the New Black Roslyn Karamoko

Love Laces Founder Tresa Galloway

Bags to Butterflies Founder Michelle Smart

Artist Sheefy McFly

Skillman Foundation President and CEO Tonya Allen

Detroit Blows CEO Nia Batts

Detroit Blows Co-founder Katy Cockrel

BotaniQ owner Anqunette Jamison Sarfoh

The TEN Co-founder Kelli Coleman

Owner of The Lowry Estate Vintage Shop Corliss Elizabeth Williams

Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead

Former “Say Yes to the Dress” consultant and Beautiful Bridal owner Keasha Rigsby

Celebrity Chef Maxcel Hardy

General Motors Design Chief Ed Welburn

WDIV Anchor Rhonda Walker

Entreprenuer David Merritt

Fox-2 Anchor Maurielle Lue

Detroit Filmmaker Paris Jones

Blogger Ashley Robinson

Personal Trainer Jimmy Evans

Vice President and Co-Owner of James Group International Lorron James

Architect Rainy Hamilton Jr.

Fashion Blogger The Big Fashion Guy


Do you know any Metro Detoiters who are doing awesome things and should be featured? Please email editor@seenthemagazine.com for consideration.

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