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BLACK Events: BCA 19th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Dinner

On April 21st 2012, BCA celebrated their 19th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Dinner at the beautiful Gustavino’s in Midtown Mahatten New York. The theme was “Leaning Forward” in which main focus was to highlight the efforts needed to impact future leaders of the foodservice industry.

Ricardo Gomez a Graduate of Career Academy of New York states: “I truly believe BCA is ‘a big brother’ looking out for opportunities that would otherwise not be accessible to culinary student professionals of color. I have been trying to think of another group or scenario wherein I would have had the same opportunities for training and career coaching with leaders of this industry without the BCA’s assistance….there is none!”

The BCA Dinner was like no other event in New York. This dinner not only included food and wine, but notable individuals who worked very hard to pave the way for people of color in the culinary world. As you enter Gustavino’s, the lower level was adorned with food for the cocktail hour. Savory Hor D’oeuvres were prepared by the students of Brooklyn Job Corps Academy, South Bronx Job Corp Academy, William E Grady Career, Technical Education High School, and Star Career Academy of NY. The food not only looked delectable but it tasted even better!

I couldn’t help but notice I was surrounded by such GREATNESS from General Manager of Food Network and The Cooking Channel Michael Smith, Reporter Of Fox 5 News Dan Bowens, Celebrity Wedding and Event Planner Marie Danielle Vil-Young, to Food Network stars Melba Wilson, and Ron Duprat just to name a few.

After cocktail hour was over, we proceeded to the upper dining room which was breathtaking with pastel color lighting. Food enthusiasts were taken by the well prepared three course meal which was complimented greatly with an array of delicious wine. First course consisted of Avion Tequila Glazed and Ginger Kissed Scallops with Southern Style Farro and Black Eye Pea Salad paired prepared By The Culinary Institute of America. Our Second meal prepared by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Dallas tickled our palettes with their Mediterranean Chicken Roulade with Citrus Drizzle, Apple Scented Baby Carrots and Basil Orzo. Lastly the Third dish was a scruptious Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Crumb Mushroom Hash and Spiced Haricot Verts prepared by the Culinary Program at FedCap.

I must say these students were taught well…which was why they too were being honored for their excellence and were given a BCA High Performance Award. Before all mentioned, Speaker/Author & Convergence Catalyst Crystal Langdon gave a tear jerking speech which had the guests giving her a standing ovation.

The night came to a close with BCA president and CEO Alex Askew with closing remarks, Viennese Dessert reception prepared by Johnson & Wales University, Brooklyn Job Corp Academy,South Bronx Job Corp Academy, Star Career Academy of NY, Culinary Institute of America, William E Grady Career, and Technical Education High School. Let’s not forget the live band who rocked the house down.

Again the BLACK STREET team would like to send our Condolences to Chef Alisia Brown loved ones. Gone but never forgotten for your mission was to bring ALL chef from all walks of life together. R.I.P

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HELP US SAVE US- Fred Joseph Jr.

Fred Joseph Jr. and children in Haiti

Born in Cap Haitien, Haiti, Fred Joseph Jr. moved to Florida with his father at the age of two, and returned to Haiti at four years old residing there until the age of seven years old, where he attended the school Kay Frère. With his families’ belief in the American dream, they moved to New Jersey and managed to overcome trials and tribulations; where they not only value the dream but live it as well. Fred says: “I believe that we have the power to create our own reality and helping others empowers each of us to create a reality that fulfills the heart’s desire.  My way of helping people encourages others to challenge themselves”.

Fred always knew he was a humanitarian at heart. Issues such as absolute poverty, child mortality and environmental sustainability were always thought provoking to him. Being Haitian, he knew that these harsh realities needed more than just financial aid; that the suffering of people worldwide needed all sorts of resolutions such as: improvement in the education system and safety in the environment. Fred’s experience of working with people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds, guiding and supporting them to overcome various problems, motivated him to help those in need. Through his work, he managed to travel and participate in non-profit seminars in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, Chicago, Florida, California, Boston, and Haiti.

In 2007, Fred graduated from Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey. Although he studied Business, his desire for charity work increased over the years. The following year, after hosting a soccer tournament in Saint Raphael, Haiti a fight broke out with the youth causing children and parents to flee, it was then that Fred realized that the local kids were in dire need of a better environment; one that could not only provide for their families, but generations to come. This was the birth of the Anasoule Wishes Foundation (AWF) named after his grandmother Anasoule. AWF was founded to teach the children of St. Raphael, to utilize their resources in order to better their lives and community. In 2010 Fred, along with a college friend, Martine E. Pierre, decided to expand on the AWF vision and create the Help Us Save Us (HUSU) organization. HUSU is a non-profit organization established to serve all areas of humanity by providing assistance in education, health, and agriculture. The organization is currently working to revitalize the educational institutions in Saint Raphael, Haiti. The town has gained many new residents displaced from the capital city, Port-Au-Prince, due to the tragic earthquake.

Growing up in America and adapting to American culture, Fred’s peers mocked his Haitian culture, which at times pained him because the image they portrayed of Haiti, was a false image of his home. In 2005, during his sophomore year of college he lost his father in a car accident. “The loss of my father forced me to not only step up and fill his shoes but to start living his dream because tomorrow is not promised. Just as my parents took the challenge of coming to America in search of better opportunities, I want to return to Haiti to offer my fellow citizens more opportunities.”

Haiti is a country that faces many challenges: political corruption, misdistribution of wealth and socio-economic obstacles. Regardless of that, Fred stands on the belief that “to reduce extreme poverty, it is important to set goals, lay out strategies, mobilize resources, assign accountability and measure progress. The end of poverty also begins with poor communities, local leaders and grassroots organizations. People in communities that work together can overcome conflict, share the costs of bringing clean water to everyone, and rebuild schools torn down by war and natural disaster, and press governmental authorities to be accountable. We have the knowledge, technology, and wealth to get the job done. It starts from the realization that we are citizens not only of our own country but also of the world. We have an obligation to be knowledgeable about the world. It begins with each of us. It begins now.” His mission: “Together we can build a better world”

Q&A With Fred Joseph Jr. 

BS:  What memories do you remember of Haiti from? Did a remarkable experience take place in which has aided in the love you have for the country?

Fred Joseph Jr.:  The memories that play in my head when I used to live in Haiti are great memories. I remember my parents taking me to go get ice cream every weekend. The streets were so clean, food was affordable, truck drivers were able to travel at anytime in the night. There were no such thing as kidnapping, we had electricity 24-7 and the educational system was very good. Back then, French was a requirement in school. Back then my father played soccer for the international team. Soccer is a big thing in Haiti.

I was born in Haiti. So the love for my country was something I was born with. Also I think traveling to Haiti every summer made me fall in love more with Haiti. My parents would send me and sisters to to Haiti every summer.

BS:   Was it a hard process to create a non profit? What essential tools should an individual process in order to to begin a non profit? What initial first steps should they take?

Fred Joseph Jr.: Founding Help Us Save Us was not difficult. After witnessing the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, my passion to make a difference became a must. I was tired of other organizations telling me NO for what I wanted to do for my country. Therefore I took the initiative to create my own non-profit.

Starting a non-profit is not difficult if you have a passion on helping others. You don’t need any tools to start a non-profit. Just remember you are doing this to change someone’s life. You need to work hard, be honest, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. First initial step into starting a non-profit is knowing what you want to do and understanding your mission.

BS:  Please give us a more detailed assessment about the current project(s) of your non-profit.

Fred Joseph Jr.:  We’re currently building a Children’s Center in Saint Raphael, Haiti that will provide impoverished children and orphans in Haiti with the opportunity to take part in: recreation, singing, dancing, chapel, sports, arts and crafts and more with the overall goal of fostering children who are self-reliant and able to contribute to their communities in countless ways. This center will give us the chance to feed 500 children with three meals a day for one week each month, this is more than most Haitian children receive in a year. Our dream is to provide clean water, clinics, trade schools and cabins with over 500 beds, but we need the help of others to make this dream come true!

BS:  What other countries will or has HUSU aided or will aid?

Fred Joseph Jr.: Help Us Save Us plans to do work and expand in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Sierra Leone, Angola, and more. Our efforts thus far has been focused in Haiti only.

BS:  Which other non-profits have HUSU collaborated with?

Fred Joseph Jr.:  HUSU has teamed up with Hosean International Ministries in Haiti. They have been our mentor since day one. We also do side work with MMRCHaiti.

www.hosean.org and www.mmrchaiti.org/

BS:  Are there any other endeavors in which you will or have participated in? What are they?

Fred Joseph Jr.:  Beside the Children Center, I am working with HaitiWater this summer in Haiti to install a water system that will provide clean drinking water to the people of Saint Raphael.

BS:  Why do you believe it is important for the black community to continually participate in giving back to the community and or providing mentorship?

Fred Joseph Jr.: Its important not only for the black community to give, but for everyone to give. Our mission is “Together WE can build a better world.” Like Ghandi once said “you must be the change you wish to see in the world”. Therefore, at the end of the day when you give, eventually you receive. I believe God’s gift to us is putting us on this earth. Our gift to Him is what we do for others while we are on this earth.


 
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AND A LEADER IS BORN- Jimmy Toussaint

NOTE FROM BLACK STREET: Typically when featuring an individual we would post a bio and questions would follow. When we contacted Jimmy, and he agreed to be featured on Black Street, he sent us a wonderful and entertaining bio. We also included the “Disclaimer”. We hope you enjoy this piece as much as we did. 🙂

Disclaimer: Before I write this bio (which is really just a skim through bits and pieces of my life), I don’t consider myself successful or an expert in anything other than being an expert in being Jimmy Toussaint. I am just like any other student (I’m starting grad school in the fall), but the difference is, I tend to be blessed with the ability to materialize most of what I dream about. I have no idea how I achieve what I do. I don’t think about it really. I just do what feels right to me, and I keep listening to the voice in my head that guides me. I don’t know how to write a bio, really. I thought it would be easy to write about myself. I spent my undergraduate years writing tons of papers on ancient philosophy. I have plenty to say when it comes to Kant’s categorical imperative or Aristotle’s Eudaimonia, but for some reason I am either going blank or I’m unsure of how to start this. So, I guess I will give a sort of report on particular events that occurred in my life, and maybe you will be able to learn something about me from them. Or, at least get a sense of my background. I hope this works.

Chapter I

Who are you?

So, I was hanging out with the Production Assistants. They were my friends from school. I decided, why not give opportunities to the TV, Radio, and Film majors from Brooklyn College. The people on set didn’t pay much attention to me. I didn’t know what they were doing anyway. I knew nothing about film. My job was to sell. By this time, I was a master salesman. I could walk into any record label and secure a music video for Edwin Decena using my wit and my determination. They all knew what my name was at the record labels. Either from the relentless phone calls I made to them, or the successful jobs we have done for them.

I started when I was 19, turning 20. I met this budding film director named Edwin Decena at Noriega’s video shoot. He was working as a producer then. He had a couple low budget videos under his belt. It was just a short introduction. We slapped hands. Nodded at each other. We said a few words. Then, he was back to work. You know how long ago this was, because I ended up seeing him again on Blackplanet (Blackplanet? Word, that’s a while ago). On Blackplanet he had a link to his reel. It was some pretty good stuff. I thought to myself, this dude deserves to be shooting some bigger artists. He is talented.

So I linked up with some friends I had that worked in the music industry. A friend of mine, Kato, had an artist that just got a distribution deal through Def Jam. They had been talking to a director that did a video for Alicia Keys to shoot his artist’s new single. It was good timing. I told Kato about this guy Edwin Decena. Edwin and I met up so he can give me dvd copies of his reel. I then passed that over to Kato. After a few meetings with the artist and Kato, I successfully secured Edwin’s first major label music video. I didn’t know this about myself then, but I happened to be a great salesman.

I think I became well practiced at sales from modeling. I was an 18 years old with a ton of ambition and no direction. I didn’t know what I wanted to do yet. I happened to be skinny though. Skinny, bald with high cheek bones. My cousin had just gotten signed to a modeling agency, so I rolled with him. I had nothing better to do. It wasn’t long until  we did a show together. You see, when I walked into a casting, I would see tall, bald black guys with high cheek bones. Its uniform. Why pick me over them? Why pick them over me? You end up being casted because of your personality. Everyone has abs. Everyone can fit the sizes. But, its your salesmanship that gets you the job. I didn’t know thats what I was really practicing by modeling, but I learned that later on.

So here I am successfully selling Edwin’s services to Kato and his artist. It was an $18,000 budget. The biggest Edwin had worked with at the time. And, afterwards, Edwin entrusted me with his career pretty much. He gave me more dvds, and told me to try and make it happen. I believed in Edwin, and I believed that as long as people up at the record labels knew of him, they’d give him jobs. So, I began my work as his agent. It was rough at first. I heard no after no after no for a good 9 months until I finally got a shot up at Atlantic Records. The rest is history. Fast-forward, we end up working with almost everyone that’s a someone in the rap/r&b genre at Atlantic Records.

So, I am at one of our many six figure music video shoots for Jaheim’s song “Never”. We are in New Jersey. Edwin and I are pretty successful by then. I am a sophomore in college at this time. I find myself always cutting class to go to video shoots in other states (Mostly Atlanta). But, New Jersey is close enough, so I hire production assistants from Brooklyn College and we travel. So, I am hanging out with the production assistants who are really the lowest ranked workers on the set, but they are sort of my peers because of our ages. One of the producers tries to send me out to get something at the store. Typically, we always shoot in Atlanta because at the time, most of the popular artists came out of ATL. But, this woman was new because we were shooting in Jersey. We didn’t want to spend all that money flying out the guy we use in Atlanta.

I stopped talking to the production assistant, and I told the producer that I don’t go to the store. She in turn asked me, “Who are you?” It wasn’t a regular “Who are you?” It was a condescending “Who are you?” It was a “Who are you” that really meant “Who the hell do you think you are to not listen to me when I tell you to go to the store?” One of my friends who was working as a production assistant saw what was happening and said, “Its ok, I’ll go to the store.” The producer was not satisfied. She asked for my name. Apparently, she thought if she got my name, she can walk over to the executive producer Salvatore Costa and get me reprimanded.

I give her my name. I even spelled it out for her. I made sure she pronounced it correctly. “Not ‘Saint’, its pronounced ‘saw-nt'”, I said. Now annoyed by my sarcasm she marches to the executive producer. Five minutes later, she comes back with a look of embarrassment. I guess she thinks she will never be able to work with this film crew as long as she lives. I get an “I’m sorry” from her. I wasn’t offended. I looked young. I spoke to the younger folks. But, my position always gave me the responsibility of an older established man. My position garnered respect. But I never felt that way. I always felt that I was still a young ignorant kid figuring things out. In some ways, I still feel that way.

Chapter II

Tankou Bebe

I went to the back of the newly built school to grab my economics book. It was hot as hell. Mosquitoes harassed me. The inauguration was in a couple of hours and my mother doesn’t need me much right now. So I figured I needed to prepare for my economics final. I enjoyed macroeconomics. It really made me envy economics majors. I had taken too many philosophy courses to switch now.

My cousin Blanco is seeing me all grown up for the first time. The last time he seen me I was a baby. That was the last time my mother took me to Haiti. Here I am, 23 years old and I can barely speak Creole, but I am inaugurating a school I built in Haiti. I couldn’t have done it without the help and financial support of my parents. It was definitely a team effort.

I got made fun of by the kids there. “Li pale tankou bebe”, they said. To them, because my Creole was so bad, I sounded like a baby. But, they knew I wasn’t a baby. I was one of the founders of their school. I had to be smart right? Maybe. In reality, I was still a student with my own exams to take. They didn’t know that though. The inauguration began, and it was my turn to speak. I had the English teacher translate. My speech garnered the attention of the local mayor. There seems to be a mentality Haitians have, where they can’t believe someone will do something good without wanting to run for president later on. Everything is political in that country. Nonetheless, the mayor said he loved my speech and I have a bright future in politics.

He wasn’t the only one. I guess that leads to me next chapter.

Chapter III

I Wouldn’t Mind Shooting Someone

My mother was yelling at me profusely. My step father was disappointed. Family members from all over kept calling my phone. The contract for the Marine Corps Officer program was already filled out and on my table. I wanted to join the marines. My family had been in the military for over 2 centuries in Haiti. I was always attracted to military life. I thought someone like me would excel as a military officer. I was fit enough. I have the build. I was dedicated enough. I could achieve what I put my mind to. And, I thought it was honorable to serve. But, don’t tell Haitian parents that.

“Don’t you know you have to kill people?”, my mom asked with a disgusted look on her face.

“If these people are trying to kill me, I wouldn’t mind shooting someone. Either that, or I’m dead”, I responded.

If it was my little brother going into the military, there would be no problem. But, it was me. It was the son with the 3.7 GPA that is supposed to go to an Ivy League law school after graduation whose saying he would rather shoot at Afghans and Iraquis for a good 5 years and possibly come back dead or without a limb. “I get to lead a platoon of up to 50 men mom”, I argued. “I think I can be a great leader. I mean, this is good life experience.” She wasn’t buying it.

After a ton of pressure, we came to a compromise. I decided to not become a marine in exchange for their financial backing for my run for New York City Council. One may say thats a big leap. But, it wasn’t far from what I was doing before. Campaigning seemed pretty natural. I had to once again do what I did when I was modeling. I sold myself. I was selling myself with my personality and my ability to speak. And, it was working. I got the NYC Independence Party to endorse my candidacy and they gave me a petition to get on their ballot. The NYC Independence Party was no joke. 47% of African Americans voted down that party line in the election cycle before mine. I ended up being derailed down the line though. I’ll explain. You see, the Independence Party is broken up in two. The New York City Independence Party and the New York State Independence Party.

Bloomberg is the most powerful member of the Independence Party. Remember that whole term extensions fiasco? Where they kind of forced term extensions on the public? Well, Bloomberg promised to support all of those city council members that helped in passing the necessary legislation for term extensions. One of those city council members being the incumbent in my district. So, while at the city level they were all about Jimmy Toussaint’s candidacy, at the state level, there was a ton of political wrangling to keep me off the ballot. Of course, my young and ignorant self didn’t understand that after I was endorsed, the game wasn’t over. I was just starting my senior year of college during the campaign. Heck, the only political experience I had was being one of the presidents in student government.

Nonetheless after being derailed, I received a lot of respect. There were many candidates that weren’t endorsed by anyone. I was the youngest candidate in the state to ever win an endorsement from a political party. Now, the community considers me a community leader; which I feel awkward about still. Sometimes, I don’t feel worthy of certain titles and praises. I don’t know. Maybe its just me. I just feel that someone should put in a certain amount of work before they can be called a leader. I’ve been called that so many times, but really, I just either do what comes natural to me or do what I enjoy doing. I don’t think I went through enough to be called a leader. To me, Malcolm X is a leader. I am no Malcolm X. Maybe when someone calls me a leader, they are really referring to what they can see me being instead of something I am. I think that’s my best explanation for it.

Chapter IV

We Shocked the Big Boys

My phone ran off the hook. My voicemail was full. Everyone knew I had a school in Haiti and wanted to check in on me. They also wanted to go to Haiti after they saw what had happened. It was about two days after the earthquake and my eyes were glued to CNN. One re-accurring question I was asked was “Can you help me get down there?” I connected a kid I knew from Brooklyn LIU with a medical team going to Haiti. He was just some Haitian kid I knew at the time. Right now, he is one of my best friends and runs Colline Foundation’s Haiti Volunteer Program. I knew he worked as an EMT when he wasn’t in class, so I knew he would be useful in Haiti after the quake. When he came back, we played around with the idea of creating a program that would facilitate people who want to go down to Haiti and help.

You see, you couldn’t just go to Haiti. You wouldn’t know where to sleep, what you could eat, if you would be safe, who to help and how to help and you wouldn’t even know if your help would be effective or harmful. So, we set up everything. People would pay their own way to Haiti and we would be there to facilitate them. My school had crumbled. I couldn’t leave the teachers that worked at the school hanging, so we continued to pay them. All that was going through my mind was “$380,000.00 freaking lost!” That’s how much it took to build the school. We built it out of pocket (no donations). So, I re-hired the teachers to work for Colline Foundation to help facilitate the volunteers. I hired a good body guard. I paid everyone livable wages. My Haitian employees were paid up to ten times more than those that work for other orgs.

Christopher and I secured lodging at a missionary compound. We pretty much rented their building. We went to the government owned bus company and rented a bus. We hired cooks. And, then we had a full fledge program. Through viral marketing on facebook and from people finding us on google, we had so much applications coming in that we denied over 400 people due to lack of space. Our program was popular. So popular, that the other big organizations that ran these volunteer programs thought we were a bigger and more established NGO. We went to Haiti with our groups of volunteers in the summer. I ran into one of the folks from a larger organization. They heard about my NGO. After a couple questions and a couple bottles of prestige, the kid was amazed to know that Colline Foundation was ran by 3 Haitian American kids from Brooklyn who are either in College or straight out of College. Here they were, worried because they were losing volunteers to us while they were a part of a huge organization with much more money and resources than us, and we were just three random young Haitian Americans out there making things happen. We shocked the Big Boys.

Q&A With Jimmy Toussaint

BS: What amongst all of these experiences, would you say it the most beneficial and memorable? Why? 

Jimmy Toussaint: I think the earthquake in Haiti had an impact on me. I mean, when the school we built (Colline Academy) fell, we were financially unprepared to deal with it in regards to getting back on our feet and getting it up and running again. I think that event taught me to never lose hope and it also taught me the value of being creative and using what God has blessed me with; to make things happen. Colline Academy is being rebuilt right now. Its slow, but its happening. And, we are getting people excited about coming to Haiti, which sort of creates jobs for Haitians. Every time a volunteer comes to Haiti through our program, a Haitian can feed their family because we hired them to help facilitate our operation and the lives of the Haitians that the volunteers come to help are touched in a positive way.

I also found out a lot about myself after that event. I found out that I love giving people jobs. It excites me to give people in Haiti job opportunities. I really love giving people job opportunities. Some people want to enrich themselves so they can buy stuff. I want to enrich myself so I can reinvest creating more employment opportunities. If I can successfully do that in Haiti, I would die the happiest man on earth. I know that may sound weird, but everyone has their own thing. Some collect cars, some people collect sneakers. I would like to collect job applications.

BS: Why do you believe you’ve fallen in love with a country that is native to your parents and not you? 

Jimmy Toussaint: I mean, there are plenty of things that annoy me about Haiti as a country. The place is a circus sometimes. But, then again what country doesn’t become a circus once in a blue moon? Its just that Haiti descends into a realm of irrationality more times than often. I still love the country though. I’m Haitian. It doesn’t matter where I was born. I am Haitian by blood. My last name is Toussaint. I’m from the original Toussaint family of Cape Haitian. My family helped found the country during the revolution. I could be born in Japan or Russia and there is no escaping the fact that I am Jimmy Toussaint born to two parents who were born and raised in Haiti with a lineage linked to men who fought and died to gain liberty for enslaved blacks in Haiti.

People have this conception also, that if you were born in the states, then you must be very different from a Haitian in Haiti. I mean, there are differences, but much more similarities. Because, when you have parents born and raised in Haiti, its not like they stop being Haitian because they’re in the US. They still eat the same foods, listen to the same music, “whoop” their kids how they got whoopped, etc. The culture is still there. So, even though I was in the Unites States when I was walking down a city block, Port au Prince was right at home.

BS: What future works and aspirations do you plan for Haiti? Are some of them underway? If so, What are they? 

Jimmy Toussaint: I just want to rebuild Colline Academy and in the future find investment opportunities that will create more jobs for the Haitian. That’s it for now. If I can help cultivate a thriving middle class, that will be a slam dunk. But we are talking years from now. I’ve just started, so I have a ways to go.

BS: How important is the Black community to you? 

Jimmy Toussaint: I was in church one day. The pastor said, God gives you blessing not for you to keep but for you to share your blessings with others. That was a memorable sermon for me. There are very few of us in the black community that can do what I can. I think that makes me inherently responsible for others in our community. Because there’s nothing worst than living your life without fulfilling your purpose. If I’m being blessed, it must be for a reason right?

BS: Besides being a philanthropist, what are some other things in which you have a passion for? 

Jimmy Toussaint: Business of course. I like economics. I enjoy the subject. I also enjoy philosophy. Who knows. Maybe down the line, I would get a PhD and teach. Maybe write a few books. I love films. I am a partner at Before Everything (BE) and we are working on a short film series that is actually amazing.

BS: In fiver years, Where will Jimmy Toussaint be, and what will he be doing? 

Jimmy Toussaint: If I’m alive, I will be flying back and forth to Haiti working on projects there. Hopefully, Before Everything (BE) will be a thriving film production company. But, above all, I just want whatever I am doing to be to the benefit of others.

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