NAJEE’S NOTES: Kimi Porter has built a public relations empire

June 8, 2017

This month’s African-American business profile features Kimi Rhochelle Porter, co-owner of KRPR Media, one of the most sought after public relations, entertainment and branding firms in the city.

Porter, along with her co-owner and husband Essex Porter, is a seasoned public relations, event and entertainment publicist. They provide solutions that include internet advertising, digital media, social network marketing, red carpet production, artist relations, media placement, media releases, media centers and more through KRPR Media (

Kimi Porter recently was the marketing chair for the Black Public Relations Society Los Angeles and was the publicist for the NAFCA Awards. In addition, she and her husband are co-owners of Urban Lyfestyles Magazine (currently being revamped), a global online magazine that features various aspects of the urban communities.

In addition, the Porters have launched their new interstate trucking and travel company Leon-Rich Logistics.

Kimi Porter was active in Student Council, Black Student Union and Upward Bound. The experience led her an elected position on Northwest Project Area Committee (PAC). While receiving her associate’s degree at San Bernardino Valley College (where she also was Homecoming Queen), and bachelor’s degree in communications and media at Cal State San Bernardino, she modeled with Black Gold Hair Show, NAACP Image Awards, Revlon and was the west coast choreographer.

In addition, she interned at Black Entertainment Television and appeared on several sitcoms: “Amen,” “It’s a Different World” and “Madison,” to name a few.

As a marketing director for Chuck Singleton Ministries, Porter has produced several national spots on “Living Your Vision” and “Revolution.” In addition, she produced several empowerment seminar series and concerts which included Grammy Award winners “Mary Mary” through The Porter Fields Empowerment Zone, a nonprofit.

The seminars created synergy and network opportunities between the faith-based communities, nonprofits and businesses.

Through Porter Fields, Porter produced, packaged and marketed various products for tradeshows and conferences within the church communities with the use of video and audio production and duplication. She added financial empowerment services that allowed individuals and businesses to become homeowners and debt free.

Wanting to increase the homeownership opportunities to a wider forum, Porter produced and hosted “The Leo & Kimi Mortgage Hour” Sundays on KCAA Radio 1050 am.

Today, Porter is highly respected as an entertainment publicist for some of the biggest concerts, festivals, conferences and more, and known as the queen of public relations. Her content writings have been featured in some of the largest publications including EUR Web, Bossip, The Daily Mail, Sister To Sister Magazine, E! Online, Entertainment Magazine, Perez Hilton, People Magazine, and local newspapers throughout the world.

The mother of three, grandmother of five, Porter balances God, family and career through prayer and is living God’s vision that God has instilled in her. I want to personally congratulate her for being a tremendous role model and stellar example for African-American business owners.


The battle for Mayor of Compton is over. Aja Brown was re-elected Tuesday night, defeating former Mayor Omar Bradley with more than 60 percent of the vote. This race was one of the most divisive and bitter races in recent memory with mudslinging coming from supporters of both candidates. Now that the voters have spoken, hopefully the healing can begin and Compton can move forward.

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