Three Black young people to watch

Pauleanna Reid, Aaron Charles and Tracey and Raquel Moore
Pauleanna Reid, Aaron Charles and Tracey and Raquel Moore

As we celebrate the contributions made by Canadians of African ancestry, The Camera wants to introduce three millennials – under-30s – working to be change agents for their generation.
Meet Aaron Charles, the founder of Real Estate Assistance Program (REAP) who is working to reverse the lack of knowledge that many youth and young adults have about personal finance and investing.
Growing up in one of Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods – the Mount Dennis community – home ownership was rare in his family and in the broader community.
Charles’ goal is to make changes for his generation through REAP by creating a vehicle to recycle wealth and financial knowledge back into communities through empowering individuals to educate themselves on their finances and in turn build their assets.
For example, his program offers guidance on how to save for a down payment by helping to speed up the process with a suitable financial plan, as well as how one can earn monthly credits towards your down payment.
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Next, we introduce Pauleanna Reid, 28, an Amazon best-selling author of Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother, nationally published journalist, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.
Her debut fictional novel was named a 2014 Top Summer Read by The Queen Latifah Show.
Reid co-founded New Girl on the Block, a mentorship program and works closely with millennial women in transition; mentoring them in the areas of life planning, career strategies and personal style.
Her work goes beyond the surface of beauty as she helps young women see possibility within themselves.
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Finally, we would like to introduce two sisters, Tracey and Raquel Moore, who developed Moore Beauty. They are known as the duo of digital entrepreneurs and budding beauty business moguls.
Garnering more than 28,000 views and nearly 2,000 subscribers so far, their brand is brains, beauty & business.
You can crop and edit the heck out of your photos on social media to appear pretty and perfect but the Moore sisters look at the private battle that many young women are fighting within.
“As beauty enthusiasts for years, we became known for our colourful and polished aesthetic as people would often stop us in the streets to ask for hair and beauty tips,” they said.
The sisters have shared their messages through platforms such as New Jersey City University, ArtReach Toronto & Rhema Ministries and have done makeup for Kaci Fennel (Miss Jamaica World), branding guru Sasha Exeter, and YouTube star Rochelle Clarke (ThatCrazyLightSkinGirl).
For more information about their business, visit