Let’s Get to the Money

Let’s Get to the Money

Reading Time: 2 minutes“We are happy to get the kind of money that jingles, but we’d rather have the kind that folds.” That line from “Coming to America” was great. It echoed the offering time at churches and on tv that many of us roll...
Celebrating Letting Go while Holding On

Celebrating Letting Go while Holding On

Reading Time: < 1 minuteBy Shannon Hooten, Strategic Director This month, I celebrate three whole years at MORTAR! I still feel absolutely blessed to have found this place. I have been challenged in more ways than I can count but in ways that have allowed me to...
the WOMEN of MORTAR – Kiaya Carter

the WOMEN of MORTAR – Kiaya Carter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meet Kiaya Carter. Kiaya is the creative powerhouse and Chief Operator of I Am Kiaya, under her tutelage, lives a conceptual documentary-style photography company, Black woman-centered birth doula services, and a consulting business that...
the WOMEN of MORTAR – Katie Lindsay

the WOMEN of MORTAR – Katie Lindsay

Reading Time: 1 minute   What was your experience like going through the MORTAR program? KL: Going through the MORTAR class was enlightening. Like the lightbulb went off. I had been catering but didn’t know what direction or what resources to use or how to establish...
the WOMEN of MORTAR – Erikka Gray

the WOMEN of MORTAR – Erikka Gray

Reading Time: 2 minutes Creativity is the center of Erikka Gray’s mission in creating District 78, a luxury scented candle and lifestyle brand based in Cincinnati, that also sells plants and other types of decor. When thinking of the motivation behind creating her...