National Black Wall Street Summit to Recognize Youth Entrepreneur Kalimah McKeaver with a Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award

(WASHINGTON, DC – October 28, 2018) – If you attend the Nov. 8th National Black Wall Street Summit, you will likely meet, Kalimah McKeaver, an outstanding product of our community who is committed to entrepreneurship at a very young age. RSVP to

Who is Kalimah McKeaver?

Clay Sculptor/Craft Designer and Young Entrepreneur, Kalimah McKeaver [African American, 2004] is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Dinkra Stylez, LLC.  She is best known for her colorful hand sculpted clay hair beads adorned with the Adinkra symbols from the ancient empires of Ghana.  She uses clay, paper, embellishments, and other art and craft mediums to produce products that capture the attention of children of all ages and teach them about African Heritage. 

She started her trek as a young artisan entrepreneur at the age of 6, as a lemonade stand owner.  At the age of 12, while researching for a school project, Dinkra Stylez was born.  She created the company to fill a void she found in locating colorful and engaging products that were not only fun but provided information about the rich and often overlooked contributions and accomplishments steeped in African Heritage.

She has been featured on WUSA9 News, in The Washington Sun, and various radio and blog talk shows for her entrepreneurial endeavors and aspirations.  She was offered the distinct honor of being commissioned by the world renowned Smithsonian Museum of African Art to teach a workshop on how to make her hand crafted bowties.  She currently has a POP UP shop at the Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center in SE DC.

Her current/future aspirations include, helping other young entrepreneurs fulfill their goals and dreams with purpose.   She is currently organizing a youth entrepreneur summit slated to take place in August 2019.  She says, “I love helping other young people rise and realize their amazing potential, just like me.”

She co-conducts and serves as the official youth adviser for a monthly workshop series entitled, “Youth Entrepreneurship: The Road Map”.  She provides her valuable and unique perspective on the valleys and peaks of the entrepreneurial journey.

She loves STEM and is currently brainstorming ideas, in hopes of developing a business plan that will allow her to combine her love of architecture, engineering, archaeology, and food chemistry into a thriving and successful business.  She says, “There are some many cool things to learn and explore, why limit myself to just one?”