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Urban Dictionary describes “MAKING MOVES” as the act of furthering oneself to improve one’s circumstances. “Never made a move out here unless I was certain” – Drake

TUV Magazine releases The Empowerment Issue “MAKING MOVES” to celebrate the lifestyles and accomplishments of individuals around our communities. We wish we could’ve dedicated a thousand pages to celebrate everyone and we will get there one day.

The Empowerment issue is dedicated to the many people who spend a lot of time thinking about where we “should” be in our careers and lives. Somewhere in our virtual digital envy we spiral, we start to beat ourselves up about how we’re not reaching our goals quickly enough. And that’s about when a feeling starts creeping in—a fear, really—that maybe, just maybe, we can’t accomplish the growth we want. Maybe this is just who we are and what we’re stuck with. HOLD UP! Help is inside these pages to combat this negative self-talk! Go ahead and do yourself a favor and heed the advice and transparency shared by our guests this month. They will share how they’ve been able to accomplish their goals and what they are doing to help the community!

On the Cover is Dred Carpenter a prolific actor, public figure, writer, and entrepreneur who forever changed how lesbians can see themselves in her role as ‘Miller Harris’ in the YouTube black lesbian web series “Between Women.” Dred’s career has also included acting roles in Standpoint and Church Hurt. We caught up with DRED to obtain an exclusive interview and to see what moves she’s been making and what her legions of fans can expect next!

Dred Carpenter, Actor, Writer, Entreprenuer Follow Dred on all Social Media Sites @TheOfficialDred 

Entertainment Section: In our One to Watch Section we pair two unlikely musicians and budding stars, Buwtye & Gabe Lincoln.  Gabe is a social media sensation who broke on the scene with a video singing to K. Michelle. The video went viral and the rest is history even with a shot out from “K” herself. Gabe has a hilarious YouTube Page, check it out here

Gabe Lincoln, Social Media Influencer

Buwtye released her latest rap single “Hell Naw”!  It was released January 12, 2020. The motivation behind Hell Naw is dismantling the belief that everyone’s goal is always “leveling up.”

BUWTYE, Rapper, Singer, Musican 

Who’s Making Moves? Tim Green is “Making Moves” in Education, Dr. Nakia Grayson is “Making Moves in the Medical Field,” Joia-Erin Thornton is “Making Moves” in Legal Field and Community, Jonathan Ealy is “Making Moves” in Advocacy.

TIM GREEN Making Moves in Education

Dr. Nakia Grayson Making Moves in Women’s Health & Wellness

 Joia-Erin Thornton is “Making Moves” in Legal Field and Community

Jonathan Ealy is “Making Moves” in Advocacy

TUV Magazine’s March/April 2020 Making Moves digital & print issue is available now! Visit us online at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @tuvmagazine. Email your submissions to and we will gladly consider you being in our May-June Issue!