America’s Go-To Expert, Areva Martin on The Power of Women

July 14, 2021

By Thao Vo, July 9th, 2021, Life + Culture, Sheen Magazine

Host, commentator, and our nation’s go-to expert, Areva Martin is many things in life besides her multiple ventures. She’s outspoken, passionate, and we know she’s always going to keep it real with us. As one of our nation’s leading voices in media, it’s no surprise as to why this award-winning attorney and advocate is adored by so many, including us! We recently had the chance to sit down with Martin to discuss everything from her show, Special Report to why being a voice for our community is so important.

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