Scenester: Carlos Johnson

Carlos Johnson

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Job: Founder / President Speak Freely Foundation

Song that best describes you: The closest song that I feel like describes me has to be "Bass Head Jazz," by Ceelo Green, off of the "Great Imperfections" album.

On a Saturday night, you are usually: at home with my family, but that's about to change. I thinking about bringing back The Poetry Show!

Favorite event in Charleston and why: My favorite event has to be the North Charleston Cultural Arts Festival, because of the time of year, you know, it's almost summer but not quite

Talents/Hobbies: I'm just a regular guy who cares about our youth and what influences them to always strive for better. I write a little Poetry here and there as a hobby

CD in your CD player right now: Outkast's "Aquemini" pumping out the speakers

Best thing about Charleston: Its growth in diversity.

Worst thing about Charleston: the weather changes.

Favorite book: "Tao Te Ching," Lao Tzu.

If your friends described you in one word, what would it be?: Ambitious.

How would you describe yourself, in one word: Dreamer.

Things you do in your spare time: I'm at home with the family.

Biggest accomplishments: My big accomplishment has to be the Speak Freely Foundation, a nonprofit that fully supports our community youth in poetry, art, dance, theatre and boxing. Contact me at if you are interested in enrollment for your youth or if you want to a sponser a kid for only $10. And, of course, Charleston's "The Poetry Show!"