By Michelle A. Dowell-Vest
What do Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire and POTUS shade have in common? They give the host and producer of Washington, D.C.’s own Politini, Danielle Moodie-Mills her entire life. Pop culture and the way it is transforming the new American majority is what she lives for. Her exact words were, “I am obsessed with it! ” Her business is built around celebrating the intersections of pop culture, politics, and living out loud.
One half of the Moodie-Mills empire, she is the Chief Creative Officer for Politini Media and spends her day focusing on the intersections of race, politics, social change, and equality. Her love for pop culture is rooted in the way it shows up in everyday life.
Politini is the backdrop for Moodie-Mill’s recent project, The Quench, a collection of vignettes celebrating a black culture in D.C.
“From music to art, who are the black artists that we need to be paying attention to in D.C.?” says Moodie-Mills. “We will be talking to people who, at the heart, makes D.C. really special and a part of the culture shift that is happening and the idea that [the city] has its own style and taste.”
Moodie-Mills is driven by creating change and living the belief that we are here for a purpose. Every morning, she asks herself, “What happened while I was sleeping?” The answer to that question directs her daily steps.
In between defining her purpose, she serves up pop culture and politics with a twist on her radio program Politini, which she co-hosts with her wife, Aisha Moodie-Mills.