Behind the Bosses: Jessica Lane and Lori Hall Are Actually Owning Their Success

Wear shades: the co-founders of Pop'N Creative radiate energy off the screen

In lucky episode 13 of Black Tea, I get to sit down with power duo Lori Hall and Jessica Lane, and let me tell you, it is just the most fun ever. They share how they met in ATL at Turner Broadcasting, and drop gems from their amazing careers prior to starting Pop’N Creative together. Lori gives the tea on working with Tyler Perry, and making sure you know whose House of Payne it is. Jessica speaks on helping TV One digitize with its first-ever app. Hear their impressive story about pitching their new company during the pandemic, their thoughts on who should really get credit for any racial reckoning we’ve had so far, and the finesse it takes to internally sell a big project through. Plus, from Deepak Chopra to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, encouragement and inspiration can come from anywhere. Lastly, Jessica and Lori put you on to some pre-tied headwraps (you’re welcome), hair care for Black boy crowns, Black-owned rosé and more.

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Michelle Lawrence
Michelle Lawrence is an associate creative director (art) and host of Black Tea.

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