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Jemele Hill isn’t your average talking head. The ex-ESPN “SportsCenter” co-anchor blends the lines of sports and politics with ease, is a culture creator, and a successful sports journalist who isn’t afraid to speak out against social injustice. Since hosting an Emmy Award-winning town hall with former President Obama, Hill has been living her best life…

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Sherry Kinard is senior vice president in the commercial banking division at The Brand Banking Company. Since 1999, she has steadily climbed her way to the top of the corporate ladder. Kinard’s career first began at Regions Bank in the home equity department. Then she became a loan processor, a portfolio manager and eventually moved on…

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Sports publicist Tareia Williams, director of communications at Turner Sports, utilized education to become a go-to expert in her industry. The Clark Atlanta University graduate got her start by gaining real-world training from internships, mentors and being a constant student of the game. With over 10 years of public relations experience under her belt, Williams’…

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Jacquelyn Haywood understands the power of education. As a veteran of Broward County Public Schools, she has worked as a psychometrist where she ensured that struggling students were not unjustly labeled or disproportionately placed in ESE classes. Haywood currently serves as Cadre Director for the Office of School Performance and Accountability where she supervises 11…

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Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh continues to be a beacon of the Broward County community. As CEO of Urban League of Broward County, Dr. Smith-Baugh has helped to improve social issues and led a $9 million capital campaign to construct the Community Empowerment Center. On April 25, Dr. Smith-Baugh will be honored by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota…

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It takes highly motivated people to lead. It takes caring and thoughtful people, to nurture and extract the absolute brilliance out of someone. Dr. Paula Grissom-Broughton is that person. A motivational speaker, life strategist, educator and musician, Dr. Grissom-Broughton is the first alumna chair of the music department at Spelman College. Prepared to lead, she possesses…

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