In 2022, Wassup Te LLC won SIBLEY MEMORIAL’S “WARD INFINITY HEALTH INNOVATORS AWARD” hosted by JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE.
By creating a preventive healthcare chemistry set called the “WT CHEMISTRY KIT” which helped children better understand the importance of choosing healthier beverage options.
We ALSO created a vision compatible with data collected by the CDC, Johns Hopkins and ourselves on the best way to improve health care in communities like our WARD 8 community. The data showed the most effective option was to create a health conscious documentary around the history of sugar and sugary beverages and its detrimental impact on brown and black communities.
We need your help to FIGHT DIABETES, OBESITY and CHRONIC ILLNESS IN OUR COMMUNITIES. Every dollar counts! HELP us make this film!
Founder, William D. Speight
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A Piece of Mine: The Green Scheme edition
A Piece of Mine vol 2: The Feathered Serpent
Campaign Manager, Sugary Drinks, Center for Science in the Public Interest
"Té is an extraordinarily gifted artist who uses brilliant wordplay, soaring metaphors, and hip-hop rhythms to shine a light on the truth and touch the soul. His voice is unique and powerful."
Policy Director, Center for Science and Public Interest
"De'vante is a superbly talented cultural truth-teller, poet and artist. He sees through the surface of things to the beating heart of the issue. He can weaponize a metaphor and sharpen its edge to razor-thin. I am so grateful that he uses his world-changing powers for good. He has a moral true north, forged from a life of active social critique, keen observation, and a well-earned lack of tolerance for nonsense."
Lauren Shweder Biel
Founder of DC Greens
"Té Speight is an unparalleled creative force with the unique ability to translate complex social issues into poetry that cuts to the heart - both the heart of the problem and the heart of his audience. His voice can be an asset to any organization fighting for justice and yearning to truly connect with communities who are most impacted."