• My name is Jess Watson. I am the CEO & Creative Director of Points North Studio. I am also proudly African American, and ecstatic to watch this company grow into a sustainable business with 10 years in the game

  • Right before our city closed for COVID19, Shine Your Light Baltimore received the green light to move forward with a mural on the side of Charm City Fitness on Eastern Avenue.

  • Chhaya builds the power, housing stability, and economic well-being of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in New York City.

  • We transformed the Have A Nice Day Project into a special at-home activity kit, and then donated coffee sleeves to locally-owned cafés in Baltimore.

  • – I want to talk about empathy, but first I want to talk about an Instagram post I read this week from one of my favorite black-owned businesses, Mess in A Bottle, which read “Your order will ship, don’t be a mess.” A clever play on words, but in the caption, business owner Kalilah Wright […]

  • – We must keep moving forward, broken plans and all. “Life is about courage and going into the unknown.” – Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Just a few days into March I was sitting in a local café with friends, right off the usually bustling main strip of Belém in Lisbon. Belém […]

  • Our CEO muses on the nature of mountains and how we can climb them, especially as the landscape of our lives change in uncertain times.

  • A little research will reveal that the human race is a resilient one, and that we have survived and thrived after great falls before. Life as we know it has been disrupted. What will we do once knocked off track?