Dr. LaTatia Stroud, known by her legal Choctaw name as Rain Angeni, is a musician, multi-genre artist and activist. Rain is founder and CEO of Rain Angeni: Studio & Gallery originally opened in the Gullah city of Saint Helena Island, SC and Beaufort. With extensive study in the field of holistic living, she offers her own line of body creams, herbal teas, sage & sweetgrass smudge along with her original creative designs. Rain is also a natural born creator who fine-tuned her talents in performing & visual arts at Columbia College of Chicago. Rain performed in local productions and venues and went on to write and direct several stage plays and musicals focusing on the African American experience. In 2015 Rain recorded with her band, "Contra-Band of War" a socially-conscious hip-hop soul single entitled "Liberation" - now available worldwide. With over 35 years experience in visual & performing arts, Rain continues to write, create & produce. Rain Angeni, earned her Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Master of Human Services Administration, Master of Special Education Supervisory and Teaching, and a Doctorate in Curriculum Design & Educational Leadership. She has developed award - winning programs for accreditation and received the "Educator of the Year" award from the Chicago Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, Rain Angeni founded International Online High School, which focuses instruction on social justice and advocacy, while providing a rigorous college prep curriculum. Since its opening, over 6,200 students have successfully completed classes and have gone on to excel in colleges and universities abroad. Rain is also the cofounder and Editor in Chief of Black Tribe Magazine.
Loren D is a sound engineer, producer, singer, writer, educator, and mixed-media artist that hails from Chicago, Illinois. Loren D earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Recording Technology and Voice from Hampton University in 2009. Since then, she’s toured Europe as a classical ensemble member, and has received awards from the Illinois Music Association, NAACP, and other esteemed organizations in the fields of classical voice, contemporary voice, poetry, and painting. Loren was also the head engineer for On Point Studios and Soul Strong Entertainment in Chicago, recording and mixing records for hip hop and R&B acts, including Chance the Rapper and Hypno Carlito. In the time spent outside of the studio, Loren D devoted her time to mentor young musicians and help aspiring writers produce their own magazine. She aslo aided children with disabilities for Chicago Public Schools, and coached children in the Special Olympics. In 2012, Loren D left Chicago to pursue her own musical dreams, and to help build a budding record label in St. Louis. While doing both, Loren D created an Ableton and Moog sponsored curriculum to provide free music technology education to teenage girls of color. She also controlled the live sound for hundreds of touring and local bands, and became an instructor at rapper Nelly's music technology and business college, ex'treme Institute. A coastal sabbatical birthed her 5-song EP, “Feel It Again,” which was released in July of 2018. Loren D is currently recording her next EP, and creating exclusive art for Rain Angeni’s Creative Arts Studio and Shop. She is the senior editor of Black Tribe Magazine and now resides in Las Vegas where she continues in her music & art ventures.
Chenoa Marie (she-noah), is an Advertising Art Director graduate from Columbia College of Chicago. She has been in the professional creative field for 5 years. "Putting my all into a project, and seeing that project come to life is what I love best about what I do. Listening to my clients speak about their vision, dreams, & goals, and being the one to help them make it all happen makes it worth all the while." Along with branding and advertising designs, she is an illustrator, animator, and photographer. Chenoa has an extensive portfolio in print, web design and photography as well as animated shorts. She handles all branding and advertising as well as contributes as a creative designer and manufacturer for Rain Angeni. Chenoa Marie is also a successful merchandising entrepreneur. Chenoa Marie also creates contemporary art in various mediums. Her work is authentically unique and pulls from life experiences, world observations and inner thoughts derived from both. She eagerly explores experimental art and is excited to share her work. In response to on-going racial injustice, police brutality and discrimination, in 2016 she co-founded and launched Black Tribe, magazine and online centralized home-base to stay current on relevant news, network with like-minded entrepreneurs.