A Foreword By The Black Queen
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of tomorrow; In this case we are talking about creative collaborators The Tomorrows.
As a Black Queen and Atlanta native, it is vital that I take a moment to salute the city’s greatest influencers. These are the men and women who dedicate their time to ensure southern hospitality flourishes in our homes, schools, offices, and social venues. It is in our nature to welcome artists, business owners, and tech companies into the wealth of opportunity Georgia’s capital has to offer. Afterall, Atlanta is known for having a diverse blend of migrants from every corner of the globe.
As social strategist Bem Joiner eloquently put it “Atlanta Influences Everything”. Bem and I had the chance to exchange ideas over a deep conversation. We talked about young talent, Atlanta as the black mecca, and creating opportunities for growth in the inner city:
It’s most obvious in the dances from urban youth, even in the late 90’s we always made a statement “Atlanta is here”. Now we are more impactful because gravity pulled black culture from NY, Houston, St. Louis, Gary Indiana, Detroit, and Chicago. Now the world appropriates the unique rawness of A-town’s rising talent. The future of popular culture is here.
The Future of Tmrrws
The Tomorrows (#TMRRWS) is a unique collective of creatives and creators based in Atlanta, Georgia. Co-founders Ian Ford & Bem Joiner use their social influence to curate art, music, and talent under one umbrella. The business model fosters the development of ambitious millennials like renaissance woman “Yami Mami” depositing rich offerings into Atlanta’s Creative Economy.
Yamileth Jamarillo, born in Panama City, Panama, is my first feature for The Black Queen Chronicles; a series highlighting the stories behind female influencers who may play a vital role in the city’s progress but are often found working behind the scenes. This episode features the impact of Afro-Caribbeans on Atlanta culture especially where black communities thrive and survive.
Special thanks to Tomorrows ambassador @MissYamiMami for the festive feature.