Makeba is a Harlem native inspired by her community and fellow emerging visual and musical artists. She is the founder of Black Capital Coalition (BCC), which promotes both visual and performance artists from Harlem through creative collaborations between artists, businesses, and cultural institutions. BCC directs attention to young Harlem artists by teaming up with other young creatives; videographers, musicians, performing artists, & writers; to merge audiences and increase the fan-base. She is the editor of a popular blog also titled Black Capitol Coalition providing a forum for young visual artists, rappers, dj’s and performance artists. Makeba believes the creative arts are important in empowering youth. She served on the Executive Board of Speaking in Rhythms, a nonprofit organization that provides youth with an opportunity to engage in a comprehensive music program and promotes the appreciation and creation of music through the use of contemporary and traditional percussion instruments.