Meet Mekha King, the Boston bred turned southern gentlemen journalist who's paving his lane in green. He would find his way down south by way of college where he started his career as a journalist his sophomore year. His writing skills afforded him the opportunities to write for some of today's major publications such as XXL, SLAM, and Rolling Stone to name a few. He's the creator and content manger of CashColorCannnabis.com, a brand dedicated to creating conversations within the growing cannabis industry concerning topics important to minorities. Mehka takes on the responsibility of not only reporting the latest breakthroughs in the industry but more importantly has set forth an under spoken call to action for black men and women to have a fair seat at the table when it involves the legal business of cannabis.
From click worthy posts shining light of the ever growing infusion of cannabis in mainstream and pop culture, to a hit podcast featuring cannabis business professionals, activists, music artists and entertainers, Mr King is providing the plugs and education we need to get a piece of the Mary Jane pie.
BMWB: Why did you decide to let your beard grow?
Mehka: About 3 years ago I decided to grow it out when I began to grow my hair out.
BMWB: What's your beard regime?
Mehka: I use natural shampoo to keep it clean. I also use Kings Kream beard cream to moisturize and soften. I keep my beard cut close, so its important for me to make sure I keep it clean and use natural products so not to bother my skin.
BMWB: What are your hobbies?
Mehka: Reading. I'm always reading a new book. I love watching documentaries too.
BMWB: Are there any organizations you're a part of?
Mehka: M4MM ( Minorities For Medical Marijuana)
BMWB: What does the beard mean to you?
Mehka: Freedom. When I was in college, I was in a program called INROADS. We were told then that to get a job in corporate America as a Black man, I would need to keep a clean face. The more I began to work for myself, the more I let my hair grow on my heard and face. It's a daily reminder that I'm not chained to anyone's system but my own.
BMWB: What are you most proud of?
Mehka: CashColorCannabis.com. Building this brand has allowed me to take on topics I'm interested in and help shine light on people of color in the industry. It's the first time I've stepped out and set forth to create a media outlet I felt was really needed.
BMWB: What do you feel about the social climate of black men in America?
Mehka: I feel like we are most needed now. Between violence we see occur to both men and women by police in this country and the rise of the neo-Nazi activity, it's key for Black men to stand-up for our community.
BMWB: What is your greatest strength?
Mehka: I'm always willing to learn. I'm not opposed to being corrected because my ultimate plan is to be great. Can't become great without being humble enough to accept correction.
BMWB: Tell us your top 5 things on you bucket list
- Smoke a blunt with Dave Chappell
- Produce a movie with Jay-Z
- Start a record label
- Run for city council
- Meet Barack Obama