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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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Sabreen Shabazz-Straker is the quintessential embodiment of the American Dream. At the pinnacle of her corporate career, Shabazz-Straker left the comfortable confines of her high-stakes, well-paying job to pursue her dreams of giving back to her community by becoming a teacher. While working in education, the Howard University graduate also began pursuing her passion for…

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Every unappreciated, underpaid teacher’s dream is to walk away from the grip of the classroom and grow a business. Whether you are physically in the classroom each day or not, you’ll always be an educator at heart and have a strong skill set to take into other endeavors. A prime example of how to use…

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Edwina Dixon and the rest of the BASIC Hair Care team took their message and their great product to the internationally known Bronner Bros. Hair Show, to help educate consumers and hairstylists about black hair care. The hair care educator, who found BASIC while looking for a solution to help maintain her daughter’s long natural hair,…

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D. Alexander Bullock, a renowned minister, activist and educator, is an accomplished and much-respected figure in Detroit’s  political arena. The ardent advocate with a number of significant political and social victories to his credit, acknowledges grassroots organizing is key and will be critical in determining the outcome of this historic presidential election. “Every person must…

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Listening to jazz guitarist Larry Brown Jr., a million thoughts run through your mind about who this impressive wonder of a musician sounds like playing his instrument. Coming off the heels of the release of his highly-anticipated debut album, There Can Only Be One, Brown is not resting on his laurels.  He has found success…

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