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Jessica modkins



 Film Director | Show Host | Media Executive 



Jessica Garrett Modkins is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader, known for her diverse contributions across multiple industries. She is the visionary founder of Hip Rock Star Advertising, The Culture Magazine, the not-for-profit The Historic Society, and Hip Rock Star Media. With a keen focus on innovation, creativity, and community impact, she has built an impressive portfolio that reflects her dedication to driving positive change.

As a seasoned media executive, Jessica's career has been marked by numerous accolades and achievements. She is a versatile professional and her commitment to excellence and passion for making a difference have earned her recognition as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Miami for 2024 and 2023, as well as the prestigious 2024 AT&T Florida Black History Honoree.

Under Jessica's leadership, Hip Rock Star Advertising has emerged as a trailblazing agency, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Southeast. The agency's success is further underscored by receiving the key to the city of Miami and numerous industry recognitions such as the Telly Awards, AIVA Awards, Communicator Awards and being recognized by municipalities throughout South Florida. 

Jessica's influence extends to the entertainment industry, where she serves as the Director & Producer for short form and long form content, the Inaugural HBCU Honors Awards Show, the DocuSeries: Miami's Richmond Heights, and HBCU Homecomings, all available on streaming platforms. Notably, her work has garnered praise from industry icons like Oprah Winfrey and Al Sharpton who made a special appearance on HBCU Honors, hosted by Wendy Raquel Robinson.

Recognized for three decades of innovation, creativity, and community impact, Mrs. Modkins was selected to participate in the Accenture Diverse Supplier Development Program structured to promote growth and sustainability through development, commercial opportunities, and adaptation to the digital era. She was awarded the Culture Champion Award for ensuring the voice and needs of the underserved are met.

Beyond her professional achievements, Jessica's philanthropic work was read into the Congressional Record on January 16, 2014 by Congressman Joe Garcia.  He commemorated the 65th Anniversary of Richmond Heights by reading the book, Images of America: Miami's Richmond Heights in which she co-authored with her mother Patricia Harper Garrett, into the official record of the United States Congress. Jessica is actively involved in community initiatives and serves as a Board Member for The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, the Greater Miami (FL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, and The Historic Society. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the Links, Incorporated. 




Richmond Heights, a community in southwest Miami, Florida, was founded in 1949 by Capt. Frank Crawford Martin for African American World War II veterans. Captain Martin, also a veteran, thought this community would be a good business venture, but for this white man in the late 1940s it turned into a tool for social change leading all the way to the White House. Miami s Richmond Heights chronicles the beginnings of the original residents who were World War II veterans, including Tuskegee Airmen, as well as Fortune 500 presidents, doctors, university professors, and many other professionals. It explores the vision for the community, how it translated to residents, and to Pres. Harry Truman s involvement.



These 31 prayers are designed to help you lay a solid foundation for your future. As you discover how important you are, you will begin to value the fact that God made only one you. How awesome it is to embrace this truth and to consciously live in the now?



31 days of prayer for baby tackles subjects like obedience, grace, faith, judgment, friendship, wisdom, prosperity, and blessings. This bedside book is more than a novelty. It is a necessity. It is perfect for new parents, parents, grandparents, and baby enthusiasts alike. It is a practical instructional manual that takes you back to the essence of prayer.

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Based on the book, Images of America: Miami’s Richmond Heights by co-authors Patricia Harper Garrett and The Historic Society’s Founder & Executive Director, Jessica Garrett Modkins, the documentary explores the lives of early settlers in detail and the rationale of the white developer Captain Frank C. Martin who perpetuated social change during Jim Crow. Martin made a bold and unpopular decision in 1949 to build a self-contained community for Black World War II veterans. The documentary will feature intimate conversations with the community’s pioneering residents in an effort to understand their experiences firsthand, and delve into Captain Frank C. Martin’s mindset behind his desire to build homes specifically designed for Black World War II veterans. The film will also take a closer look at the socioeconomic fabric of this time, segregation, and civil rights.


Miami's Best Event

Miami’s multicultural communities offer an array of diverse events, festivals, concerts and art exhibits. Miami always has something fun to do that celebrates our unique cultural fabric. Whether it's an outdoor festival or conference, each has an annual place on our calendar. 

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13 Annual Holiday Gala

Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 13th Annual Holiday Gala on this past Saturday. The best and brightest Black businesses were honored. Honorees for the Gala included Beverly James, Luther Campbell, Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, Valencia Gunder, and Bishop Victor Curry

Native American Month

It’s November and that means it is time to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month. This national month’s long tradition began in 1990 to honor Native Americans. It also serves as a way to preserve the unique culture and history of Native Americans .

Let's Dance

Miami is a mecca of multiple cultures and a destination that celebrates those cultures and heritage. Miami’s diverse population lends itself to extensive cultural offerings. This is reflected in our music, art and dance. 




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Jessica Garrett Modkins

c/o Hip Rock Star Advertising

9100 S. Dadeland Blvd.

Suite #1500

Miami, FL 33156 

Tel: 305.970.1518

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