Meet The Team
Black Is is a website that showcases the interests and experiences of Black American people. We are purveyors of Black-owned businesses, artistry, culture, and lifestyle. We are dedicated to sharing how rich and diverse this experience is with all members of the human race. Based in Los Angeles, CA we are also purveyors of Los Angeles events that occur within the myriad of Black communities here.
KC LEHMAN – Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
KC is the founder and visionary for the Black Is website. Born out of frustration at the lack of Black culture sites online not fully dedicated to gossip and celebrity, KC crafted Black Is as a think tank of ideas and discussions to help bolster the black community specifically in Los Angeles. An educator and licensed real estate agent by day, KC also has a passion for improving the world for the youth and empowering people of color through economic growth. Currently she hosts The Break podcast series and co-hosts The Brown Girl Hour podcast series.
CHRIS LEHMAN – Editor at Large/Producer
Chris Lehman is the editor at large of Black Is and the host of The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour. Additionally, Chris produces several podcast series for the site including The Break and his music show, Turn My Headphones Up. A senior accountant by day for independent radio station KCRW, Chris provides a bevy of resources to the Black Is website concerning all things sports and music.
MALCOLM K. DARRELL – Culture Editor
Malcolm K. Darrell is the culture editor of Black Is and the host of the Culture Connection podcast series. A graduate of Yale University and a founding member of the Ebony Repertory Theatre, Malcolm keeps his hands on the pulse of all cultural affairs in the city of Los Angeles.
THE PODCAST CREW
Toria is a founding member of The Break podcast team and a co-host of The Brown Girl Hour podcast series. A native of Los Angeles, a graduate of Hampton University, and a Director of Innovation and Technology for the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, Toria brings wit, humor, honesty, and good ol’ fashioned common sense to the roundtable.
Leisha is a member of The Break podcast team. Her Northern California roots, experience as an entertainment lawyer for Exclusive Media Group, and love of all things related to reality television brings fire to the roundtable discussions.
John is a member of the The Break podcast team and also the host of the Reverend in the Raw podcast series. A Liberal Republican, John often brings an alternate perspective to The Break’s lively discussions. John recently launched his political career as a candidate for the U.S. Congress.
Darius is a real estate broker with over 20 years of experience in the city of Los Angeles, and member of The Break podcast team. A graduate of Morehouse college, Darius offers an honest, male perspective on the mic.
Tash is a native of Los Angeles and the owner of Tash Moseley Management. His knowledge of the entertainment industry and his willingness to always play devil’s advocate makes Tash one of the most insightful members of The Break podcast team.
Yohance, aka Merc80, is the newest member to The Break podcast team and the host of The Jam podcast series. A Los Angeles DJ, Yohance brings his music knowledge and experience, and challenges the ills he sees in the industry he loves.
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