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The Bosses

Patrick Washington


Patrick Washington was born in Dallas, Texas in the late fall of 1982 to Victoria Meek and James Washington. Victoria, an artist and James, an entrepreneur, instilled in their son the idea of being unique, creative and never working for anyone but yourself. With that idea Patrick, a graduate of Booker T. Washington HSPVA in Dallas, and his schoolmates started a t-shirt company, which began the foundation for a future of business development as yet to be seen by the greater community at large.

After high school, Patrick attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia majoring in mass media studies with a concentration on film. Combining his parents’ talents for art and language he realized that the relationships he was building at the acclaimed HBCU were the networks he would need to achieve his goal of becoming a filmmaker. Those goals however, would be stifled by a disheartening stint in the Hollywood media industry immediately after his college tenure. A tad disappointed, Washington moved back home to Dallas in the fall of 2008 and began working with his father at his newspaper, The Dallas Weekly, helping create a new idea for the company.

This is where the past would meet the future and the new DW Magazine and Media Company would be born. Patrick reached out to his many artist and media degreed friends to create a digital network of content creators to rejuvenate the newspaper and upgrade it into a multimedia brand. Since launching dallasweekly.com, Patrick has taken bold strides in rebranding and re-educating the DFW Metroplex and the world of the Dallas Weekly’s digital capabilities and their active involvement in the greater African American community.

Jessica Washington

COO/Director of Finance

Jess began her career at AkzoNobel Inc. in 2007 as the accounting assistant to the Controller where she was responsible for overseeing site financials and capital expenditure projects. Within 2 years, she received an internal promotion as a Customer Service Manager for the company’s U.S. southwest region. In 2011, Jess packed her bags and took her talents to the boutique book publisher and distributor, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC in Austin. But Dallas is where Jess’ heart is, and so, at the end of 2012, she made her way back to the city by leveraging her accounting and customer service experience into positions at Technifax Office Solutions (now DEX Imaging) and the Dallas-based architectural design firm, Faulkner Design Group. She made use of her strong finance background creating and implementing solutions for assets recovery and assisting with contract management. Then in 2017, life changed, first with her marriage to the then-President of the Dallas Weekly, then with the birth of their first child later that year. Wanting to spend more time with her son, Jess decided to join her husband’s family business, which, like every other position, she improved with her administrative skills, assisting the CEO and restructuring the company to maximize their abilities in the digital era.

Jess is responsible for the financial functions of the Dallas Weekly while assisting the Publisher with growing and managing DW’s client relationships, vendors and projects. With extensive experience in finance, customer service, business operations and internal controls, Jess also serves as an invaluable asset providing feedback on creating experiences that better attract future clients. In every role she plays within the Dallas Weekly, it is her mission to advance the level of service provided by DW and leave a legacy for her children.

Jess attended Southern Arkansas University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Metamorphosis Theatre group and the J & P Foundation.

The Staffers

Sherri Yarbrough, Managing Editor

In this role she manages all creatives, edits all original materials, and oversees all phases of print and digital content creation from concept through publication. When not supervising the content workflow from assignments to publication, you can find this former active-duty Marine honing her WordPress programming skills, geeking out over comic book adaptations and practicing Spanish with her husband in their home in Saltillo, Coahuila. You can reach Sherri at syarbrough@dallasweekly.com or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Jeremiah Long, Director of Product

Jeremiah Long is a journalist, screenwriter, and TV/Film producer in the United States. Long started his career as a live TV producer in 2001, then eventually commercials and film. Mr. Long tells technology, small business, sustainable living stories that are relevant to BIPOC communities. He describes himself as a lifelong artist, recently entering the NFT space. Jeremiah Long serves as the Director of Product at Dallas Weekly, in which he creates and manages News Products, Branded Content Campaigns, and Creative Strategies.

Logan Landers, Digital Content Manager

Logan is responsible for publishing all articles that appear on the dallasweekly.com site. He also works for the popular internet show 100 Yards of Football Sports Talk Radio as a host, producer, editor, and social media manager as well. Having just graduated college this year with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of West Georgia, he is just getting started in the fast paced industry of journalism.

Jasmine Stith, Social Media Manager

Jasmine Stith is the Social Media Manager for The Dallas Weekly. Her daily tasks include posting all original DW content across all social media platforms and promoting upcoming events in the Dallas area.

Patience Olokpa, Digital Content Assistant

Patience Olokpa is the Dallas Weekly’s digital content assistant who also loves freelance writing. Favourite things of interests apart from writing is cooking, reading, honing her makeup artistry skills, and surfing the internet. You can reach her via Linkedin or Facebook

The Creatives

Catrina Satterwhite, Lifestyle, Culture, Arts, Feature Writer

Catrina Satterwhite covers everything from entertainment, food and fashion to art and travel, blending it all in a aesthetic that is uniquely her own. She has published several articles and compiled an extensive catalog of interviews (of an array of amazing talent in the DFW) for The Dallas Weekly.

Catrina has also been a guest on several beauty and life channels where she has provided her input on creativity and motivation. In her spare time, Catrina enjoys discovering new fragrances and dissecting them, a passion of hers since the age of 7. You can follow Catrina at catrinathewriter on Instagram.

Steven Monacelli, Current Affairs, Metro News

Steven Monacelli is a contributing writer at The Dallas Weekly, where he focuses on social movements, inequity, and whatever else the editors throw at him. He is also the publisher of Protean Magazine. You can reach Steven at stevanzetti@protonmail.com or on Twitter.    

LE Brown, Politics and Government

LE “LILLY” Brown covers Politics and Government with a dash of Social Justice writing. She has over 15 years of political organizing expertise with emphasis on Youth and Community Advocacy. She is a respected Public Figure and International Activist who consults with non-profits, public servants and corporate stakeholders via her sociopolitical consulting agency + PR firm, Activist Bae®

Ms. Brown is a true millennial and proud of it. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota but became a Texan in 2017 pursuing her M.ED from John’s Hopkins University School of Education as an English Language Arts & Reading Intervention (ELAR) Teacher for Dallas ISD.  You can reach her on Instagram @thevibeconnoisseur / @ActivistBae.co or via Twitter @ActivistBae

Blair Krassen, Culture, Arts & Entertainment Writer

Blair Krassen is an arts and entertainment writer based in Philadelphia. Along with being a contributing writer for Dallas Weekly, Blair is also the Editor in Chief at TV Tea, a digital publication focusing on all things tv, film and comedy. She additionally contributes to Philadelphia’s Broad Street Review. You can reach Blair at @blairlyawake on Twitter.

Malik Wright, Sports, Metro, Men’s Health

Malik Wright covers sports for The Dallas Weekly. In addition to his weekly Student Athlete of the Week columns, Malik has covered other sports-related stories, such as his interview with Solomon Thomas about his foundation combatting youth suicide prevention as well as features on topics of men’s health. Keep up with Malik on social media at @teammill.

Dianté Marigny, Metro News, Entertainment, Features

Dianté Marigny is a multimedia journalist and recent University of Texas at Arlington graduate in Broadcasting.

  Loren Guillory, Lifestyle, Culture, Arts, Feature Writer

Originally from Louisiana, Loren has been a Feature writer for the Dallas Weekly since 2018, and you can see her work gracing the cover regularly. Loren enjoys giving back to the community and has served with several organizations throughout Dallas. She has served on the Grant Review Committee for Dallas Women’s Foundation; served with and sat on the board of the DFW Urban League Young Professionals as Fund Development Chair; volunteered with Faith in Texas, a multi-faith, multi-cultural social justice organization; and as a volunteer deputy registrar. Her passion for helping better the lives of women led her to become a member of Genesis Young Leaders, an auxiliary of Genesis Women’s Shelter, where she served for two years. She’s also serve as 2nd Vice Chair of the Golden Circle, an African-American women’s network; as well as formed her own organization, Women Cultivating Women, whose mission is “to develop, support, and advance the growth of all women through awareness, education, training, opportunity, and sisterhood.” Loren recently earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a concentration in small business and entrepreneurship.

Da’Vince Wright, Sports

Da’Vince “Dino” Wright is award-winning writer, publisher and columnist who has partnered with several different media outlets over the past 10 years. He spent nearly a decade working as a beat writer for The Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Houston Texans and San Antonio Spurs. He’s also covered college sports TCU, SMU, UNT and several local schools.

Obtaining media credentials for personal interviews has placed him on the map in the Dallas sports world. “I’ve covered everyone! I’ve covered amateur, professional and food critic around the D/FW Metroplex”.

Da’Vince has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlet (Out Of Boundz Sports) around the country and is also a published author who has written briefs for social change. In addition to his extensive media and publishing credits, Da’Vince is a small business owner in his hometown of Dallas where graduated from Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1991 before attending Richland College for communication and earning his BA in Business Marketing from the University of West Virginia. Da’Vince also works as an adjunct teacher at Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College and Paul Quinn in Dallas and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.