The Lyfe Network has been established as a sole proprietor since 2022. It was in the year 2020 that founder Carl Olton Jr. prompted the idea to create a virtual platform to promote content supporting Black history and culture. This idea was sparked when Carl realized that not only did at-risk students not have access to technology to continue their schooling during the pandemic, but he noticed through his studies at the master’s level that American academia failed to supply students with a culturally relevant history curriculum.
It was at that point Carl understood through his professional experience and independent studies he should create a platform accessible online that is dedicated to presenting Afrocentric courses and programs to support students and community members. Since the establishment of The Lyfe Network we have presented Black history and culture material to elementary schools, universities, fraternities, sororities, and Black-owed nonprofit organizations. We have even hosted town halls in the Inland Empire to introduce community members to history reform and ethnic science material. We strive to continue our approach on a consistent basis to help increase racial equity and multicultural understanding throughout the United States and the rest of the world.