Angelica Jackson-Thomas is an aspiring philanthropist as she pulls her expertise in performance art and production to uplift communities and motivate social change. Angelica's most recent intersection of social change and art has manifested as an internet TV network called The Village TV. This digital entertainment network provides a new platform for animators, directors, writers, and artists of color to create programming reflecting the spectrum of lifestyles lived by todays African-American and Latino youth. Through this effort, she hopes to widen the representation of teenagers of color furthermore validating their existence and contributions to American society.
While filming, writing, and producing original content for The Village TV, Angelica is developing an all-expenses paid travel-abroad non-profit organization for low-income families.
As a performer based in the Philadelphia region, she has recently been nominated for a 2016 Barrymore Award in the category Outstanding Leading Actress in A Musical for her performance in Langston Hughes' Black Nativity produced by Theatre Horizon, a company that produces challenging dramas and inspiring musicals.
She is a firm believer in identifying and mounting the passions and skills of others to create powerful and moving collaborations. Her efforts can be followed via the hashtag #EncourageInspireUplift on Instagram (@AngelicaInspired) and TheVillageTVNow.com (@TheVillageTV).