Friday Features

HTEI is committed to amplifying the voices, businesses and creative endeavors of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our local community. Our Friday Feature posts on social media shine a spotlight on the amazing work of BIPOC and allies.

We are always seeking local authors, community leaders, artists, activists, business owners and entrepreneurs to feature. Our posts raise awareness for individuals who have committed themselves to seeing their dreams come true. A sample of Friday Features are provided below, along with a form to recommend or nominate yourself or others. Once nominations are received, we follow up with folks to get more information, pictures, and schedule the publication.

Alyssa Washington

Owner of the Jagged Edge Boutique in Haddon Township, 123 Haddon Ave.

Jagged Edge is a boutique for women of all ages and sizes. Alyssa strives to create a safe space where every customer feels confident, comfortable, and at ease.

Kyle Ingram

Cofounder of Fagan-Ingram Media Consulting and President of the Citizen Organization for a Local Legislative Agenda for the Black community (C.O.L.L.A.B.) nonprofit.

Kyle is a multi-faceted Black man committed to empowering the Black community within South Jersey through his roles as artist, content creator, video director, music producer, entrepreneur, and activist.

Sahar Soleymani

Owner of Que Ricas and Dar's Steaks in Haddon Township.

Sahar is a first-generation American who grew up watching her parents work hard in the face of tremendous sacrifice in order to achieve their American Dream. She realizes that she has a responsibility to her community to not only cook delicious food, but to do it in a way that shows love and respect to all her customers.