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Kenny F. Jean, Founder and Chairman of L.Y.F.E. Multimedia Group can trace the genealogy of Our Voice – The Magazine  from recent years. Jean is a born optimist, and was taught to think positive. L.Y.F.E. – “Living Your Future Everyday” became  his mantra and the driving force for his vision.

The idea was to develop a vehicle to deliver more than entertainment but information, to inspire, educate and uplift his readers.

After attending an event at Rochester Museum & Science Center and viewing Howard Wilson Coles Collection(Publisher- The Frederick Douglass Voice, 1933-1996) Jean was motivated to focus his magazine concept of presenting a positive message magazine. This encounter defined the purpose and direction of L.Y.F.E. Multimedia Group and set the standard of this publication.

Howard Wilson Coles


Putting a dynamic team together by drawing from community members to serve as contributing writers and asking Joan Coles Howard(Daughter of Howard Wilson Coles) to serve as the first editor, Our Voice – The Magazine was born with the Inaugural Edition in February 2013.