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Alvin Singh II is the founder of ARS Media Solutions and Alvin Title and Co. Singh recently completed his book Manage Your Web and developed it into an online course. Born in Nashville, this world traveler is an entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, author and lecturer. Rolling out got the opportunity to chat with Singh to talk about…

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Deondriea Cantrice is a dynamic motivational speaker, engaging facilitator, and celebrated author who has presented her life-changing message to many multifaceted audiences around the country. From CEOs to at-risk youth, she expertly motivates, educates and inspires audiences with her tales of true life. Cantrice greets everyone she meets with a smile and endeavors to have…

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Terisha Lee is a native of Kentucky and a Ph.D. candidate at St. Thomas University in Florida. As a speaker and researcher, Lee’s focus has been in the areas of faith, purpose and resiliency. She is currently conducting research on the resiliency of African American women. As a Black woman, what do you consider your…

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Charmel Y. McMillan is president and CEO of Char-Town Entertainment, an entertainment and sports management company specializing in business strategy, public relations, marketing, and special events. McMillan recently released her first book, Just One Thing (foreword written by comedian-actor Mike Epps). The book is a nonfiction account of several defining moments in her life told…

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Byron Fitchpatric is the senior pastor of Crosstown Church and the owner of Snapix Photography. Hailing from Memphis, Tenessee, he relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, due to an intervention by his aunt and grandmother to get him out of Memphis where he was living a destructive life. Through a series of events, God got his…

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As chief engagement officer, Mike Strautmanis oversees community affairs and strategic partnerships for the Obama Foundation. He served in the Obama White House for four years as chief of staff to Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Rolling out had the opportunity to speak with Strautmanis. Name two…

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On October 13, 2018, the Leadership Empowerment Project hosted its second annual celebration gala. The event took place at Atlanta’s Grand Hyatt Buckhead and was an incredible success, bringing together over 100 attendees. The event was hosted by Atlanta’s WSB-TV news anchor Tyisha Fernandes and honorees Rayshawn Brady (Human Factor Psychology), Isaiah Garner (Physical Therapy Management),…

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Reese Brown is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder of VoiceMan Enterprises, an agency providing commercial voice-overs, production development, and visual multimedia design. A decorated Army veteran, his work is featured throughout the U.S. Department of Defense and regularly appears in national and international publications. How do you utilize your knowledge to benefit and inspire…

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Kevin Sharpley is the president and CEO of Kijik Multimedia Inc., a full-service production company with specialties in integrated, branded and convergent media and development of in-house projects. He is also executive director of CineVisun TransMedia, a nonprofit organization that supports the independent film, media and entertainment industry. His range of work includes films, television,…

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Meet LaToia Jones, the vice president of public affairs at Hustle, the leading peer-to-peer texting platform. Jones is an experienced national special security event management professional who is distinguished for bringing together cross-functional team members and external partners in a collaborative spirit, to drive innovation and growth for high-visibility projects and high-impact national organizations. We…

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Despite injury. Despite age. Despite all that life throws your way, you can achieve your dreams. Shon McClain is a walking example of this, as he pursues his passion relentlessly. In his 30s, Shon experienced not one, but two car accidents that left him with debilitating injuries. But, this son of a bodybuilder and fitness…

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Houston movie director Courtney Glaude is breaking barriers in the film industry. His film Row received recognition at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival (LASFF) for Best Drama 2017. He recently partnered with the content vault Vimeo to present his new series Amygdala. Amygdala reflects our 21st century co-existence with school shootings, HIV, and domestic violence. Amygdala touches on…

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Washington, D.C., native Melinda Robertson became a mother at 19 and it changed her life forever. After experiencing motherhood at such a young age, years later she decided to write books to help people understand the responsibilities that come with parenthood. Why is it important for Black women to lead or work in leadership roles and…

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Rolling out had the opportunity to interview Timothy Warren Taylor about his book titled Women Ink. This first book is a collection of poems written to or about past lovers set to be released in October of 2018. “But it’s also meant to reflect all the ways they shaped my heart and made me the man I…

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Tanieka Vance-Randall, affectionately known as Tee, is the creator of the revolutionary natural hair care line, Tee’s Hair Secret. The Houston native always had a passion for helping others, which led her to pursue nursing and the fulfillment of one of her dreams. In 2011 two weeks away from finishing nursing school Randall faced her greatest…

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Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks is a social entrepreneur, an international business career coach, and digital media strategist. Cheeks is the founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach, a groundbreaking career coaching platform that provides accessible professional development content and resources to diverse, millennial professionals. How do you set goals and evaluate your success? I set goals by thinking “big…

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