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Beauty expert and educator Tie Cooper hosted her second annual Hi BeauTea Party Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Atlanta’s Swan Coach House. Cooper’s nonprofit hosts the luxurious luncheon, which is a scholarship fundraiser for beauty industry students and entrepreneurs to educate, inspire and motivate the next generation of beauty professionals. Attendees came dressed to impress…

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Jariel Jones, also known as Skate, is a pillar in his community. The Atlanta-area native has worked as a party promoter and host before establishing his nonprofit foundation, Feed The Streetz. The Feed The Streetz Foundation is geared toward fighting homelessness. Jones and his team host events across Georgia, where they feed homeless Atlantans and…

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Jessica M. Taylor is the external engagement lead for diversity and inclusion at Toyota Motor North America. With more than 10 years in diversity initiatives, education and the nonprofit sector, Taylor manages a variety of diversity initiatives, including talent sourcing, scholarship programming and brand alignment. She also oversees the North American Advisory Councils for all…

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John Hope Bryant is an African American entrepreneur and philanthropist who is driven to create financial inclusion and equal opportunity through his nonprofit Operation HOPE. Every year, he hosts the Hope Global Forums, and this year the event was held May 29-31, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Speakers including former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, rapper T.I., and the…

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Jason Phillips

Tattoo and mixed media artist Jason Phillips will be celebrating artists of color while engaging the community with the art scene during the fourth annual Black Tattoo Art & Music Expo in Detroit on July 13 and 14. Phillips’ first solo art exhibition debuted in 1998. His most recent exhibit, “Majesty” featured paintings representing the beauty and perseverance…

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In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, music industry veteran, author, and the founder of Silence the Shame, Shanti Das, hosted a Text-A-Thon in Atlanta to raise awareness about mental health. Silence the Shame was created to end the stigma and to remove the shame that is attached to mental health. This year’s National Silence…

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When it comes to teaching families about making the right decision about food, the nonprofit group CHOICES (The Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully continues to serve the community. Each grant cycle, families in the metro Atlanta area sign up to learn about nutrition, diet and cooking under the leadership of executive chef Ashley Keyes.…

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Ray Seville is the underwriting manager at KMOJ radio. “I’ve been here for 12 years and I have a team of about 13 people who do underwriting and sales for me,” he says about his role. Leading sales at KMOJ is an important role. Seville expounds, “It’s number one here because we’re a community station…

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On Oct. 13, the Detroit Young Professionals held its 6th annual Vanguard Awards: Leaders in Motion at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The class of 2016 recipients is comprised of emerging leaders in the metro Detroit area. These leaders impact the community in a positive way, are dedicated, pave ways for other entrepreneurs and professionals,…

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Tell us about your nonprofit. The mission of Golf. My Future. My Game. is to create and manage strategic-alliance initiatives in the areas of business, career development and education within and around the sport of golf. We are targeting our efforts at women of all ages, millennials and persons of color. GMFMG is working to…

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