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The Conqueror Movement is back with our third annual Falling in Love With Your Passion networking experience!

Falling In Love with your Passion seems like one of the hardest battles a creative has to experience, but it is necessary to breed the kind of results we want. Our founder said it best at last year’s event: “You see the worst parts of yourself, and the most beautiful parts of yourself every day.” What we choose to disclose to others is simply a choice. Because we know ourselves the most, we should be dedicating the most TIME, the most MONEY, the most LOVE, the most INSPIRATION, into ourselves.

This year, we are adding on two additional events to bring you an all around experience you won’t forget. Aside from our beloved mixer, we are bringing you a live panel discussion based on our newest docuseries: “What is Masculinity?” which takes a deep dive into the personal relationships and misconceptions of Black men in today’s society. Be sure to click the link above to catch up on the series! Then, following the mixer, come on out and really connect with several big name organizations local to Charleston, SC while dining on several exclusive cuisines curated by Chef Deljuan.

You can find all detailed information about this year’s event by visiting our “Events” page.

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About Us

The Conqueror Movement is a communications platform which serves as a connecting point between black millennial creatives and professionals and their community. Through media and activism, we provide them with a voice to share their passions and works, authentically.

The mission of this platform is to provide a guiding light to help you work towards your biggest passions, but also leading the discussion of important issues and topics of conversation relevant to the Black Community.

How we implement our mission:

Through the use of monthly featured interviews, we hand pick individual creatives and professionals that are influencers and contributors to their cities that people may not know about. This not only gives those individuals an opportunity to bring their work to the forefront to further build their audience, but it also gives those who may have similar interests and passions someone they can further connect with.

Who to Watch: Our weekly #WhoToWatch series is a social media feature we use to highlight influencers regularly. We choose them through those we either see doing work in the community, or suggestions from our following on who people should know about.

TCM Connects: This series allows us to share events with our following that happens on a weekly basis, making it convenient for others to make plans or connect with those behind the event for future endeavors.

 

Meet The Team

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Khadijah Dennis, Founder 

Living her life through her art, Khadijah Dennis is known for having a vision, and manifesting that vision until it becomes a reality. In the summer of 2012, Khadijah created the vision for The Conqueror Movement with the purpose of having it be a communications platform that would serve as a voice for Black creatives and professionals, and the communities they serve. She felt it was important to not only highlight the stories of the underserved and often misunderstood, but to also bring awareness to works happening in different communities for the greater good through things like activism and creativity. A Broadcast Journalism Graduate of the University of South Carolina, she began learning about what it takes to reach a wider audience through serving as a news producer for the Lowcountry’s News Leader, Live 5 News of Charleston, SC. She now owns her own multimedia freelancing agency dedicated to helping local organizations and businesses connect much more easily to their customers, while creating new relationships. You can find her catching up on the latest anime, singing along to her favorite R&B tunes, or bearing her soul through poetry at an Open Mic night.

How to Connect:

Instagram: @lifethroughart

Twitter: @kdennis94

www.khadijahdennis.com

 

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Kendall Grant, Creative Director

Raised on the island of St. Croix (pronounced “Croy”) of the US Virgin Islands, Kendall Grant is an engineer by trade and the Creative Director of The Conqueror Movement. He has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of the Virgin Islands and one in electrical engineering from the University of South Carolina.  A man of varying interest and diverse taste, Kendall takes interest in working and bringing to life the ideas of others, as well as those of his own unique design. He also enjoys poetry, enjoys anime, bowling, and video games (to name a few). Kendall often serves as a leader amongst his family and counselor/mentor among friends. From Soca music and various other Caribbean rooted genres to the unique cuisines of the various islands, Kendall takes great pride in his Caribbean lineage.

Since joining TCM Kendall has contributed in a variety of roles both in front and behind the camera. Directing, interviewing, event planning, photography, hosting, tech support and more. Whether it’s for work, or as a member of the Charleston Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Kendall takes great joy in volunteering in youth activities. Kendall believes that black community is not meant to just be the foundation that the country was built on, but also the guiding post to growth and improvement in this United States. We must build each other up. Kendall has two main personal philosophies at this stage in his life. First, “there is only one person you can be in control of, and that is yourself.” Secondly, “We cannot operate in extremes and binaries; balance is key.”

How to Connect:

Instagram: @kendallxanime

Twitter: @kendallxanime

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Terrance Duren, Videographer

Terrance Duren is a filmmaker from Camden, SC. He studied film at The Art Institute for a while then transferred to The University of South Carolina where he would meet Khadijah Dennis and become a member of The Conqueror Movement family. With being a part of TCM, he’s able to combine his love for black culture and the art of storytelling to challenge stereotypes, expose people to new ideas, and bring like minds together. Under the Conqueror Movement umbrella, Terrance has co-directed and produced several works including: “Find Your Light”, a Conqueror Movement documentary that documents the self care journey and falling into what feels right to you spiritually, even if it’s not the path others want you to take. He’s also worked on “What is Masculinity?” – a docuseries that takes a hard look at personal relationships, stereotypes and misconceptions of young Black men.

When he’s not working on Conqueror Movement produced content, he runs his very own production company, “Shots Independent”, a video production and photography company that services the creative needs of businesses and individuals.

How To Connect:

Instagram: @shots_independent

Facebook: Shots Productions

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Cre Branch, Social Media Coordinator

Cre Branch has always been a music enthusiast. She grew up really admiring music with deep feelings and bold messages, and always loved dancing. In college, her suitemates called her “JukeBox” because she always had to have music for every occasion or mood. She also was one of the lead choreographers on the only dance team for Minorities.  She has a bachelor’s degree of Science in Psychology and has over 30 credit hours of graduate school courses under her belt in Social Work & School Counseling. Although she does not work in the field, her knowledge has helped her to become a master at researching, networking, marketing, and being a better writer. Her personal Instagram name is “credoesitall” and that is because Cre is a mother of 3 boys, she models, runs an indie music platform, makes music herself ( lots of unreleased works), and  spent a lot of time resume writing, and in social media management/consulting. Her platform CreSpeaksMedia is a media start up dedicated to showcasing diverse indie talent with no clickbait or gossip. Cre refers to herself as an indie music influencer. She firmly believes that making music is a sanctuary for many artists & wants to see them release their feelings over music while also getting the shine they deserve. S

She is also an artist consultant & marketing strategist who helps artists market & brand themselves using social media as a tool in addition to helping them enhance their networking & writing skills.

CreSpeaksMedia is all about giving the voiceless a voice and filling in gaps to make the indie music scene more diverse. Cre loves curating and creating different playlists for different occasions & sharing good music with others.  Cre’s latest influence is on showcasing and respecting the diversity of Women in Hip Hop. She founded a movement called We Can All Eat to showcase & respect the diversity of Women in Hip Hop & address the sexism in the industry that diminishes the voices of Women.

How To Connect:

Twitter: @crespeaksmedia

Instagram @crespeaksmedia

www.crespeaksmedia.com

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Nathalie Watson – Visual Media Producer

Nathalie is an artist from Charleston, South Carolina. With an associate degree in graphic design from Trident Technical College and Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts from University of South Carolina. With a main focus in photography and cinematography she has filmed a variety of music videos, narratives, and documentaries. As a proud Afro-Latina she carries her culture into her craft. She believes it’s important to highlight women of color in this industry with hopes of becoming a cinematographer in a male dominated field. Much of her portfolio includes working on many of SC artist, Pat X’s music videos, and most recently, producing cinematic content for the featured length movie, “Shenanigans”. She is currently head of cinematography for the Conqueror Movement’s upcoming film, “Nurturing Your Light”, a follow up to our “Find Your Light” documentary.

How to Connect: 

Instagram: n_watson.93

Twitter: n_watson93

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EVENTS

Falling In Love with Your Passion 2019

Be a part of the experience: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/falling-in-love-with-your-passion-tickets-63032294289

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Our popular networking experience is back for a third year! The mission of Falling in Love With Your Passion is to show creatives and professionals that your passion is a relationship – how much value, time and energy will you place into your passion to breed the results you want? This year, we have added on two extra days filled with transparent conversations and more focused connections.  

Wednesday, June 26 – “What is Masculinity?” Live Panel

Location: SC Society Hall, 72 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

Time: 7 p.m.

Admission: FREE

A live panel discussion will get to the root of topics discussed in our recent docuseries, “What is Masculinity?”. Curated by fellow members, Kendall Grant and Terrance Duren, this series explores various topics related to Black masculinity, including personal relationships, stereotypes and misconceptions. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 29 –  Falling in Love With Your Passion Main Event

Location: Redux Contemporary Art Center

Time: 7 p.m.

Admission: FREE

The beloved Falling in Love With Your Passion mixer is BACK. The networking mixer is a great way to connect with fellow organizations while learning more about your own journey with your passion. Our guest influencers of the evening are Nebulon Xross, who is the creator of Uranite, and Shaquille, pioneer of the FairyGloMuva movement and Queen of Cedar Wolf Media.

 

Copy of Copy of Copy of Falling in (1)June 28th marks Shaquille’s last day in corporate America as the Director of Marketing and Partner Programs of a 40-million-dollar IT consulting firm! She left that position to fulfill her duties as founding partner at Cedar Wolf Media, a company dedicated to facilitating change through the pursuit of excellence and storytelling. She is also the owner of FairyFresh Foods, a plant-based meal prep and private dining service, making healthy, flavorful food more accessible in Charleston and surrounding areas. She is an intuitive healer and wellness coach, who sits on the boards of Channel Partners, Channel Futures, Alliance of Channel Women, and Project Restoration, drawing on her previous experience as an instructor and homeless outreach coordinator. She also unintentionally motivates people by sharing her daily shenanigans. Be sure to connect with her by following @xofairyglo on Instagram and @fairyglomuva on Twitter!

 

Copy of Copy of Copy of Falling inNebulon Xross is a native visual artist from Charlotte that specializes in afrofuturistic artwork and storytelling through the mediums of graphics, photography, videography, and music. He currently is the leader and creator of Uranite an upcoming creative agency. Feel free to connect with him by following any of his social media channels:
Facebook (Like Page): Nebulonxross
Twitter: @nebulonxross
Ig: @nebulonxross

 

 

They both have their own unique story to tell, and will get transparent with their relationships with their passion. After getting inspired by their words, support local and visiting Black organizations and brands by purchasing a product or service from our featured vendors! Admission is FREE so make sure you leave with something new from the event.

Sunday, June 30 – Billion Dollar Brunch

Location: SC Society Hall, 72 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Admission: $30

With a weekend as powerful as this one, sometimes you need an extra day just to talk about it all. We’re offering a Billion Dollar Brunch experience for those looking to really get connected and take the next steps in their goals and passions. Three local organizations will share their personal experiences and insights in their individual fields. That includes: Do Work Media, IllVibe the Tribe and XO Hookah Lounge. While you further network with them, and other attendees from the week’s experiences, dine like a billionaire with several different cuisines curated by our special guest, Chef Deljuan. 

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Your ticket grants you all inclusive access to the brunch and food.


Sponsors

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors for the event! Be sure to check out their respective platforms!

SC Buy Black Locally – Silver Sponsor

Image may contain: text SCBBL gathers a listing of all Black-Owned Businesses in the surrounding areas, opening up room for more customers, networking, and more word-of-mouth advertisements from others who are familiar with the services from your business. They also offer resources for all SCBBL Members, event calendars, & more.

 

 

 

The Progressive Initiative – Bronze Sponsor

Image may contain: textThe Progressive Initiative, a non profit seeking 501(c)(3), is a group of black entrepreneurs collaborating to create more resources, opportunities, and collective space for black businesses to thrive in the Lowcountry. We each are concerned with the rapid increase in gentrification, and steady decline of the presence of black business in Charleston and surrounding areas.
The goal is to come together, pooling our knowledge and resources, and purchase land that we can build on and use for the black community and black business. On the way to reach our goal and beyond that, we hope to restore faith and confidence within our community, and entrepreneurs, about black business and their undeniable potential for success.

Local Works Charleston

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Lowcountry Local First developed Local Works as a place for entrepreneurs to collaborate, co-create, and support of other local business owners so that all can thrive.

Website: http://www.localworkscharleston.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonLocalWorks/

 

Media Partners:
We want to thank our official media partners for Falling in Love With Your Passion!
The Reach TV 
Where to Find Them:
Twitter: @TheReachTV
Jetlag TV
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An entertainment website covering everything from Music, to News, Digital Marketing and Distribution. Their tag line “We will keep you awake,” shows they are all about keeping the scene educated on what’s hip, trending, and revolutionary.
Where to Find Them:
Twitter: @JETLAGTV_
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Let’s Talk Business!

Whether you want to further connect with us, or you’re interested in working with us in some capacity, fill out the form below and we will be in direct contact with you within 24 hours!

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