“Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fall.” S.A. Sachs_ & Confuscious

The 2020 May-June Vibrate Higher Issue is dedicated to Living with a Purpose. We believe that People who live a life of purpose have core beliefs and values that influence their decisions, shape their day-to-day actions, and determine their short- and long-term priorities. They place significant value on being a person of high integrity and in earning the trust and respect of others. This is why we believe in the Power of Affirmation and Universal Principles of good! In these crazy times we need to hold on to all of the positivity we can muster!

 “Every Day Heroes”

We all know that some jobs are more dangerous than others. Truck drivers, loggers, and construction workers are more likely to die on the job than most others. Firefighters and police officers also face more than the average amount of risk while at work. It’s expected that people who take on these jobs understand the risks and follow guidelines to stay as safe as possible.

But what would you do if your job suddenly became much more dangerous? And what if your workplace was unable to follow recommended guidelines to reduce that increased risk?

That’s the situation now facing millions of healthcare workers who provide medical care to patients, including nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, EMTs, and many others. They have a markedly higher risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, especially if they are exposed to a high volume of sick patients (such as in the emergency room) or respiratory secretions (such as intensive care unit healthcare providers).  Dealing with this pandemic is not easy for anyone, but it’s especially hard on healthcare workers. We Salute You!

The Cover Story! As Covid-19 brought our lives to a halt, a Disc Jockey (DJ) took to his social media live to entertain us. The first notable to live stream was DJ Nice on Instagram which opened the idea that virtual music could potential replace cancelled gigs. As the DJ God’s would have it, the concept caught fire and virtual DJ’s flooded social media pages. Fortunately, for the Black LGBTQ community our Superhero showed up as DJ Sedrick to set the record straight about who’s the “Greatest of All Time (The G.O.A.T.)!

DJ Sedrick Drayton

DJ Sedrick’s career spans from the early 1990’s when he was traveling the globe introducing the world to Washington, DC’s famous “Go-Go and House Music.” As the music changed one thing remained the same, “the children’s love” for house music. To DJ Sedrick’s credit he has been able to sustain his popularity for bookings by taking house music a step further with his “Gospel House Mixes.” Every Sunday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live @SedrickDrayton, thousands of fans flock to his page for a 2 hour set of high energy gospel and spell bounding hype. Please be prepared to tip our DJ via CashApp because his time spent with us having cabin fever is worth ever dollar given!

Cyn The Model

One to Watch is Cynthia Jones also known as Cyn the Model is an Androgynous Black Model and a Creative Director. Cyn currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Cyn’s artistry involves being creative with models by directing their style along with designers.  The creative aspect of their work involves bringing the vision of the concept seen to light through photography.

Jevon Martin, Executive Director of Princess Janae Place

Community News highlights Jevon Martin and the dynamic work he is doing.  Jevon Martin, the founder and Executive Director of  Princess Janae Place, a New York-based nonprofit that helps transgender individuals transitioning out of homelessness access supportive housing, find work, and become part of a community.

In Loving Memory of Kim Boyd

This tribute is to celebrate the life of a remarkable person who touched so many lives with her pure heart and love for others. There’s never a time to say goodbye to a love one and Kim’s death was no exception. This one was a hard one! Rest In Love Kim! 

As always we value your support and opinion. Please drop us a note if there is anything you’d like to share or request to be featured in our upcoming issue.  Please contact us at Until the next issue “Vibrate Higher Ya’ll!” 

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