Dr. Lakeysha “KEY” Hallmon joins the Cool Soror Podcast today. A Cool Soror of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon is a small-town, Mississippi native, who is among the first on both sides of her family to attain a college degree. She is the CEO of the Village Market ATL, which is a community event created to support black entrepreneurs, artists and small businesses. She describes the gathering as a “big family reunion.” She is also the founder of the nonprofit, Young, Gifted, and Black. Both of these platforms allow her to serve, educate, and empower.
Serving as a social entrepreneur, curator, speaker and passionate educator, Dr. Hallmon
stands by the following:
“Each of us must dedicate ourselves to serving the good of our people. We are community. Our fate and futures are interconnected. If we act in oneness and in the spirit of togetherness not only can we survive, we can thrive.”
Throughout all of her work and accomplishments, Dr. Hallmon gives her mother the upmost praise for the reason why she is the woman who she is today. Her life is a reflection of her mother’s dream for her to see the world through different lenses. Those lenses are the eyes and ears of the community she serves: the village.