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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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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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In this episode, I talk about my reflections during this Covid-19 pandemic. I offer some info that has been helpful to me and my circle to stay lifted and serve others. I also feature a chat with my first podcast guest, Fabia Talhame, who is a part of my friend tribe. The conversation was recorded…

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Gale Hill is president of AJH Inc. and owner of four McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Ohio. She is the consummate entrepreneur, having used her extensive experience in driving results through marketing strategies to build her businesses. She oversees all facets of running her businesses and has led her franchises through survival, turnaround and growth modes.…

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Joni Thrower-Davis’ family has owned McDonald’s franchises for more than 30 years. On Nov. 21, 1989, her family opened up their mother ship location on Mack Avenue and the Chrysler Freeway on Detroit’s east side, so she literally grew up in the restaurant and its surrounding community. Thrower-Davis’ dad is former Detroit Lions NFL cornerback…

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In honor of Women’s History Month, rolling out is recognizing female professionals who are making a difference in their fields and our community. Lashawn Dreher is the founder of BlkWomen Hustle, a digital platform providing resources and networking opportunities and events that provide a safe space for Black women. What is BlkWomen Hustle? BlkWomenHustle is…

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March is Women’s History Month and appropriately, Enneressa Davis has choreographed a stunning new production titled, “Smells Like Freedom.” Davis is the CEO and founder of Praize Productions Inc. An accomplished writer and producer, this theatrical assembly combines dance, spoken word, music, and visual arts, to tell stories of liberation, connecting the past and present, while moving into…

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Vicki Chancellor, an Atlanta McDonald’s owner-operator makes history once again when she became  chair-elect of the McDonald’s Operator’s National Advertising (OPNAD) Fund. Chancellor is the second woman to serve in the position. It has been 19 years since the last elected woman held this position. OPNAD is the voluntary U.S. cooperative of McDonald’s owner-operators, and the company combined…

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