Meet the Team

Carleta Fearon is a young and vibrant visionary with an undeniable love for people, culture and communications. She is the creative mind behind  the DMV based media and entertainment brand, Street Intell. As the founder of she has channeled her passion for people and communications into creating a platform dedicated to entertaining, inspiring and informing individuals. Her brand is not only used as her creative outlet but has become one of the fundamental sources for news, entertainment and cultural information in the DMV. She has created a gateway for individuals to gather information and inspirations that can be used towards building a more stylish, creative and empowered life. Her mission is to not only keep the SI audience engaged and entertained but always thinking.

Alicia Barrett was born and raised in California. She came to DC to explore new possibilities. You can find her frequenting natural hair events, different musical festivals and enjoying a great happy hour with friends. She is inspired by good music and good people. Alicia actively volunteers and mentors in her community. She is a firm advocate for social justice, healthy living and delights in interviewing different subjects and finding out what drives their personal style and inner inspirations.

Telisha “Sankofa” Byrd is a student at Bowie State University studying Secondary English Education. She enjoys mentoring, teaching, and chilling with loved ones. She is a student of life and an autodidact. She spends most of her time reading and attending lectures on African centered topics and in turn imparts that information to others through written or oral discussion. She loves music, namely music centered on love and romance; live shows, and dancing. She enjoys poetry and can be found in and around town enjoying local slam and spoken word events, concerts and thrifting. Sankofa is an equal opportunity education advocate and our cultural connector.    “Freedom for literacy and literacy for freedom”

Coire (bka CK) Kyle is a PG County native who attended Oxon Hill Science Tech High school. He received a Bachelor in Science with a minor in math from Morehouse College. He’s an avid science fiction and fantasy reader; who enjoys all genres of music notably classical, jazz and rap. CK is a quiet but lively soul who loves to entertain. When he’s not behind the lens or a computer desk you can find him gathered with friends kicking up a grill or in the kitchen creating something from scratch.  Cooking and baking are one of his favorite pastimes.  Amongst cooking and computers CK is also naturally skilled in photography and videography. His keen photographic eye and visual astuteness serves him well through his brand Third I Images. Third I Images was created by CK as a way to express his artistic nature but has since transformed into a vehicle used to help bring his clients visions to life. As our lead videographer he delivers on superb production every time.

Lawrence Spires is from Aurora, IL. He transitioned out to Washington, DC to pursue a degree in Computer Science at Howard University. Lawrence has a passion for sports, music, business, and technology. He also enjoys running and throwing down in the kitchen in his leisure. One thing he aspires to do is change the world any and every way that he can. Lawrence appreciates the simple things in life, especially moments shared with good people, good music, and good food. Lawrence is Street Intell’s resident Music Editor, here to keep your sound experience in check; sharing an assortment of the latest tunes across all musical genres.

Daniella White, is a 21 year old native of Norfolk, Virginia. She recently relocated to the DC metro area to further her career in the fashion industry. As a Bachelors of Arts candidate in Fashion Retail Management she has always felt that “fashion is one of the greatest things that she has ever been exposed to”.  This exposure fuels her desire to leave a mark on the fashion world, whether it is through her creative direction and styling or general knowledge of brands; she is ready to tackle any fashionable feat.

Daniella’s vision is to translate style in a way that even the fashionably impaired can enjoy daring, sophisticated and unique looks. She wants to help provide a comfortable environment for all fashion lovers regardless of race, gender or sexuality. She hopes her unique take on style and artistic integrity will lead the way and allow everyone the necessary confidence to embrace the art of free thinkers and artistic geniuses we call designers.

Tazeem Rumal aka Taz is currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan and has lived in Japan, Italy, Portugal and will soon be off to Korea.  He is quick on his feet, with a smart comment or two but don’t confuse his jovial manner for shallowness.  Currently pursuing his BA in Healthcare Administration, Taz loves poetry, music, arts, and a uncovering good tourist locations.  Join Taz as he documents his travels as a brother abroad, experience life with him through a far than normal outlook  and dive into the excitement as he asks thought provoking questions, while answering some of yours… This journey is not for the faint of heart so set your heels up and prepare as he brings you the Street Intell straight from the other side of the globe.

Carl Holland, originally from California, was born and raised in Oakland where he first developed a passion for community involvement. His political interests brought him to Washington DC, where he currently resides. In his spare time, if he’s not volunteering in his neighborhood, or buried in the news headlines, he enjoys attending a good poetry slam every now and then.


#LivingHERstory Interview w/ @YayaEarth on her new book, Job’s Daughter [[Video]]

yaya ftIf you’ve been on the poetry scene in DC or out protesting for change you’ve probably crossed paths with this Street Intellectual. She has been a supreme supporter of cultivating poets and young hearts through her work with the DC Youth Slam team. She’s also been known to murk a number of poetry slams with her quick wit and canny delivery. I first took note of this heroine performing at DC’s local community poetry session, Spit Dat. It was there that I was captivated by her allure as she reconstructed and resurrected my soul! Her natural skill for the art of words goes unmatched. I’ve followed her as she progressed to perform and host numerous slam poetry shows at Bust Boys and Poets, Graffiti DC and many other venues. It has been a delight to get to know her and share in her many accomplishments.

Yaya is slowly cementing herself as a powerful artistic force within the DC metro area, most notably with her involvement and lead in the budding underground arts movement, the Sanaa Project. I was honored to have had a chance to sit down and interview this queen at the Mousai house and get first looks into her book. She shared her thoughts on transitioning from a performance poet to 1/3rd of the band Gully Waters and now author. Her book Job’s Daughter: The Adventure’s of Trill Yeezy is set to release December the 10th.

Check out her interview below:

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We Salute Sheila Stewart!

Well known and highly respected Radio/Media Personality, Sheila Stewart died in an Atlanta car crash on Thursday. We are deeply touched by this news. Not only was Sheila one of the leading radio and media personalities in the DC metro area, she was a key facilitator in the growth of Street Intell as a recognized media brand. She held open that door and allowed us to walk through.

Growing up as a DMV native, it has been customary to hear Sheila’s beautiful voice on the Tom Joyner radio show updating us on community news. She was a decorated and award winning media personality, author, mentor and the Director of News and Community Affairs at the Radio One studio.zz2

She leaves behind a long remarkable legacy of dedication and service; spanning over 20 years. Shelia was a persistent figure in the community. She organized countless charitable benefits and always uplifted and promoted the idea of service and giving back. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority we see how that commitment to “serving all mankind” shined through everything she was involved in. Shelia was a beautiful spirit filled with bountiful joy and inspiration. We honor her spirit and legacy by acknowledging all of her accomplishments and all that she has done for the DC metro community and beyond. Rest in paradise to the “Queen of the Community”, Shelia Stewart.

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