Thank you for being a part of our special Father’s Day 2022 issue! This month we are highlighting Men’s fashion, entrepreneurship, fitness, and fatherhood.

Can you tell our readers a little about yourself?

I’m 41 Father 3 2 Boys and a Daughter. PG County Born and raised. Graduated from Bladensburg High School. Been a bartender and Promoter for 16 years.

Can you describe yourself in six words?

Sociable, Reliable, Dependable, Loyal, Loving, and Punctual.

What motivates you?

My kids. Trying to be the best Father I know how to be.

When did you realize entrepreneurship was for you?

When I found out I could make money doing something I love, which is planning parties. I bring my family and friends together.

How important is a support system when building a brand?

Very important promoting events is not easy to do by myself. Without a team and consistent people, things can fall apart.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about Men of color?

I think the biggest misconception about a men of color is that we are deadbeat fathers.

What is your favorite thing about being a Father?

When my kids accomplish one of their goals, especially in school.

As a black man in today’s society, what advice can you provide for a young male struggling with acceptance and the temptations of life that could lead them in the wrong direction? Stay focused and don’t follow anyone down a bad road. Be your own man and listen to what God is telling you. That the little voice that tells you don’t do this and that.

Now, social media has its pros and cons. What are your thoughts on how the black community utilizes it? Do you feel it’s productive for our youth? I feel like a lot of people are faking it on Social media. Social media is not good for the younger generation. It influences them to do bad things.

What do you want your legacy to be?

I want my legacy to live forever and pass my business on to my daughter. She asked to take it over when she gets over. Teach them financial literacy and how to build wealth.

It was a pleasure interviewing you. How can our readers connect with you?

IG @icyboyzpromotions

Facebook Charles Dash Payne


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Photographer @stefan_scott_photography

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Interview By @mario_bonds