Calvin began the Live Black Heart Movement after experiencing multiple personal tragedies. Though some would allow these losses to break them, Calvin has used his tragedies to empower and help unite survivors. The Heart and bolt Live Black Heart logo symbolizes the strength you gain from surviving hardships and personal tragedies. We believe that Every Heart Has A Story and your story deserves a chance to be heard. This is why Live Black Heart was created. The multidimensional lifestyle brand encompasses apparel, social engagement, development and making it cool to support a cause. In 2007, his mother bravely fought Pancreatic Cancer for six months, before she passed. In 2009, Calvin and his collegiate teammate, Willie Pitts were involved in a fatal automobile accident where Willie passed.
With the “Every Heart Has A Story,” concept Live Black Heart has gained supporters across US and internationally. The supporters come in all ages, demographics and walks of life. The support group comes from businesses, artists, entertainers, students, athletes and entrepreneurs. In 2014, the brand was featured on BET’s 106 & Park show. The Every Heart Has A Story Tour, which visited 13 colleges, ended at New York Fashion Week where the brand was showcased. The brand has also been invited to travel with ESPN College Gameday and Pepsi Out of The Blue Tour in 2014-15. Calvin has made it his mission to show others that it is possible to rise up from tragedies and keep a positive outlook on life.. Through support and compassion, his company has joined the fight to help others. In 2015-16 Calvin helped raise $4,500 for Sickle Cell Foundation of Leon County through 10 day crowdfunding campaign. Calvin and Priceless One Management CEO Kylie Russell also sponsored 10 students in Livingstone, Zambia with Zambia Connect Outreach Project.
Presently, Calvin is president of Hope Connect Inc. 501(c) 3 Non-Profit organization and works for ESPN. The Hope Connect has developed a brand with the purpose to contribute to the communities we serve through philanthropy and service projects. Calvin also has experience working as PHP Web Developer for The Florida Bar in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2016, Calvin was the Head JV Baseball Coach for Florida State University School . Calvin is also the owner of Liveblackheart and HD Creative Agency, which is a network of creative professionals with over 15+ years of experience in Graphic Design, Website Design, T-Shirt Printing & Marketing. Mr. Dennis is a partner in luxury Sprinter Company Guy Time Travel based in Atlanta, Georgia. Guy Time Travel former clients include Steve Harvey, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox, Wiz Khalifa, Todd McShay, Wale, Nelly, Earth Wind & Fire, Lil Wayne and numerous other celebrities, professional athletes and fortune 500 companies.