Our Team


Thomas Dorsey – Executive Director & Digital Media Director
Having a wide-ranging background in software & web product marketing, history, maps, and technology, Thomas earned an MS in Information Systems and a BA in Communications with a minor in Black Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was also a Sound Technician at Kuntu Repertory Theater. He has researched 54 U.S. cities, Hawaii, Caribbean islands, South America and Europe. He earned an MBA from UCLA and a Certificate from Mineta Transportation Institute. He resides in greater Los Angeles.

Lenny Dorsey

Leonard Dorsey – Sr. Photojournalist
Lenny has researched dozens of continental U.S. cities and Hawaii. As a super-traveler abroad he has visited over a dozen Caribbean Islands on separate trips and various cruises. In his travels, Lenny has also researched Toronto, London, Paris, Cancun, Cozumel, Brussels, Cologne, Istanbul, Bali, Frankfurt, Rome, Greece, Turkey, Singapore, Dubai & Brazil. He holds a BA in Communications from Morgan State University and is a real estate developer in Baltimore.

Lysa Allman-Baldwin

Lysa Allman-Baldwin – Sr. Travel Writer, Author & Motivational Speaker
Lysa has over 25 years of writing articles and reviews covering travel, cuisine/restaurants, business & personality profiles, real estate, community organizations, news reporting, events, and other topics for a wide variety of publications. Lysa has explored too many U.S. cities to accurately recall. She is also a sought-after motivational speaker, writer and workshop facilitator, and the author of the book, I Cried. And People Loved Me Anyway. Her website is AuthenticityAndPurpose.com.

Kalin Thomas

Kalin Thomas – Sr. Travel Writer & Photojournalist
Kalin is also a producer, reporter, writer, public speaker, and media consultant. She has been a TV journalist for more than 17 years at CNN Travel. Kalin was a producer/correspondent for CNN’s weekly travel program, Travel Now, and won numerous awards. Her CNN stories included travel for the disabled, business travel, travel fraud, and African Americans. She has been to Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America. She is a graduate of Howard University and lives in Baltimore.

Ingrid Sturgis

Ingrid Sturgis – Sr. Travel Writer
Ingrid is an award-winning journalist with experience as Senior Programming Manager at AOL BlackVoices and Editor at BET Weekend magazine and Essence magazine. A visiting professor at Howard University School of Communications, she developed a curriculum and inaugurated an undergraduate magazine editing and production course. Ingrid also teaches news reporting and news design for an online journalism course. She holds a MA in Journalism from NYU and resides in northern New Jersey.

Calvin Young

Calvin Young – Sr. Photojournalist & Travel Writer
A member of the Circumnavigators Club, Calvin held a number of senior management positions in various U.S. government agencies for over 30 years. His stints at the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Railroad Administration gave him insights into a wide range of public transportation modes and sharpened his writing skills to address a wide range of audiences. Calvin received a BS from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA and Ph.D. from George Mason University. He resides in Northern Virginia.

Robert Goldston

Robert Goldston – Sr. Photojournalist
Robert studied photography at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and is a graduate of the Chicago Community Film Workshop Council. His journeys have taken him to North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. One of 18 photographers selected nationwide for the Great Hawaiian shootout by the Hawaii Visitors & Conventions Bureau. Earned an Honorable Mention in ARTQUENCH Magazine Photography Contest. In addition to his red carpet and wedding photography, he is an international Youtube personality Sir Worldwide/Rob Goldston at Elders React who mostly resides in Los Angeles.

Dwight Brown

Dwight Brown – Travel Writer & Photojournalist
Dwight’s work has appeared in Essence, Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise, Emerge, HuffPost, and NNPA News Wire Newspapers covering the Caribbean, Florida, and Brazil. Dwight is also known for covering many jazz festivals, film festivals, luxury vacations, tennis, golf, and spa resorts in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. He received his BA and MA from San Francisco State University and a NAMIC Executive Leadership Certificate from UCLA. Dwight resides in New York City area. More of his work can be seen at DwightBrownInk.com

Teresa Lowe

Teresa Lowe – Filmmaker & Videographer
Teresa Lowe is an independent filmmaker whose background includes Staff Sergeant in the Ohio Air National Guard and professional model who evolved to the hostess of legendary birthday parties for Aretha Franklin, live editor with Fox Sports, and celebrity events in Hollywood and Vegas. Her joy is working as a post-production editor, travel writer, and photographer. Though Teresa lives in Southern California with her husband, Paul Lowe, they are often on the road calming in an RV camper.

Paul Lowe

Paul Lowe – Radio & TV Personality
Paul Lowe has enjoyed a career in TV and radio news and entertainment and won awards for journalism excellence. His first industry gig was with Country Music Hall of Fame legend Buck Owens. Paul’s career includes working as a news anchor/featured reporter for CBS Radio and The Wave radio station, both in Los Angeles. Paul Lowe also works as a voice-over actor, travel writer, photographer, sound editor, and panel show host.

In Memorium: Sheila Williams Umolu


2 replies
  1. Charles Jackson says:

    Dear Editor

    Your eatery and clubs is woefully limited and is very out of date. I haven’t lived in NYC in 6 years and 3 or 4 of the places you have on your list is out of business. Further you reviews only cover 3 neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Come on! I see you have at lest 2-3 people who live in NYC or north Jersey. What happened?


    • blue says:

      Soul Of America welcomes that criticism. We planned to update NYC and many other cities in 2021, but the pandemic prevented meaningful updates. We started updating a number of cities, islands, and international destinations in March 2022. Thanks again.


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