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BerNadette Lawson-Williams, Ph.D., is an educator with extensive leadership experience in the development of sports-related academic programs. She received her bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University, where she later worked as an assistant professor and developed the state’s first programs in sports communication and physical activity management. As an associate professor at Johnson C.…

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Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer turned, tech enthusiast, public speaker, and news correspondent. She is an expert tech contributor for ABC News’ nationally syndicated daytime talk show “Strahan, Sara & Keke.” Humphrey uses social media to help people understand tech basics with her “60-Second Tech Break.” As a public speaker, she uses her signature…

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Maori Karmael Holmes is the founder and artistic director of BlackStar Film Festival. Holmes received her bachelor’s in history from American University and her MFA in film from Temple University. Her work has screened internationally, including the feature documentary Scene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip-Hop. She also has directed and produced works for Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter…

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Dyana Williams is the CEO of Influence Entertainment where she provides personalized strategic media coaching and lifestyle coaching. Over the last decade, Williams has expanded her portfolio to include artist development. She has engineered media strategies for Rihanna, T.I., Janelle Monáe and more. Williams is the host of “Afternoon Delight,” a daily broadcast on Radio…

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Ferdinand Delavega is a vice president and Community Reinvestment Act compliance manager at Comerica Bank. The metro Detroit resident has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Oakland University and a master’s degree in management from Walsh College. With more than 20 years in the financial industry, Delavega’s current role involves gathering data, evaluating…

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Cherri Gregg is the community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio, where she reports on social justice and civil rights issues, for both radio and television. Gregg is a graduate of Boston University, Howard University Law School and Temple University’s Klein School of Media and Communication. As a licensed attorney, she provides legal analysis and coverage…

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Romina Brown is the president and CEO of Strategic Solutions International, a category growth management company for the textured hair care industry. With a background in strategic planning and integrated marketing, Brown opened the Chicago based business in 2004. Brown has experience working with world-renowned CPG, beauty, apparel and real estate brands. She is also…

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As a third-generation entrepreneur, Anthara Patrice knows how to run a successful business. Patrice is a tech innovator who is shaking up the beauty industry with her new app — MyBeautyFill — created to connect consumers to the best in beauty products and services. Coming from a successful family salon enterprise in Dallas, the influencer,…

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Angela Hawkins is the founder of Bamblu —  a sleep company that offers bedding, sleepwear and aromatherapy products to help you get the rest you need. Bamblu’s products are made from organic bamboo fibers — a unique fabric intended to help you get to the deep, restful, restorative sleep you deserve. We spoke with the…

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As the number of people with the COVID-19 virus continues to rise, it has led to massive layoffs and overwhelming uncertainty for many Americans. Among the most impacted groups are small business owners and entrepreneurs, including hairstylists. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that people practice social distancing, many local and state…

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