KlaritySome people seek influence and succeed. And some stumble upon it, and wield it mightily. Greg Davis Jr. —— known widely as Klarity—(with a K)—never set out to become a global special media heavyweight. But this spoken word artist, actor and comedian has built a powerful following, and true influence, both on Instagram and in entertainment.

Klarity shares his story with George Manley (SVP of Sales and Marketing for Souler) and special guest host Christopher Holland in the MouthMedia Network studios. Presented by Souler.

In this story:

  • How a crush on Twitter led to Klarity discovering Vine
  • The backstory behind Klarity’s artist name
  • How a hiatus and a need to stretch his creative muscles again led Klarity to using Vine as an exercise
  • The trend of social networks losing their way when their founders step away
  • The differences between race and cultural background, and how that affects someone’s potential in the entertainment industry
  • The Parallels between Spike Lee and Woody Allen
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  • The apparent limits on the number of prominent black actors in Hollywood at any one time
  • The issues of accountability and prejudice, and when the wrong people seem to get away with everything
  • Klarity’s childhood in Orlando and how a drug deal gone wrong changed his life trajectory
  • The way the American Dream is marketed and how it affects those who grew up in poverty
  • How people grow through having to live through resistance and adversity
  • Cultural appropriation and how companies attempt to brand people selectively
  • The issues Klarity and his partners, all POC, have faced in trying to raise money starting their fitness/tech company, Novo Fitness Innovations
  • Novo Fitness’ goal to bring EMS equipment to consumers who ordinarily would be unable to afford such equipment
  • The cultural tendency to denigrate the classes or races of people who represent the hardest working communities
  • How Klarity’s own influences have shaped him into someone who has a platform to influence others
  • How the social movements to take down industry heads who break the social contract is a sign of a deeper societal change

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