?In 2017 Jamaica was a recipient of the Downtown Long Beach Small Business & Job Creation Grant. Jamaica's advocacy work has been highlighted in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Madame Noire, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods among other media outlets. She currently serves as a co-chair of the Long Beach Small Business Diversity Alliance, provide aspiring entrepreneurs with access to free educational workshops.
?A South Los Angeles native, Jamaica was raised by a single mother with limited resources. At age fourteen she received a scholarship to attend Phillips Exeter Academy, a private boarding school in New Hampshire. She went on to live abroad in France, study marketing at UC Berkeley, and travel the world without losing sight of the needs of her community. She founded Black Philadelphia (formerly Mahogany Philly) in 2012.
?An advocate for women and minorities, Jamaica previously served as the Community Liaison for certified women owned businesses through the Women's Business Enterprise-West, managing the Southern California region.
?She speaks on topics including, "How to Build Community and Why", "Social Justice for a New Generation", and "Giving is the Gift".