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Golden Brooks

Cited by Time Magazine as one of “the most watchable women in the world,” Golden Brooks has firmly established herself as an impressive and respected actress. Her portrayal of the much-loved strong-minded single mother and “authoress” Maya Wilkes on the CW’s run of “GIRLFRIENDS” has garnered her much acclaim…

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Ilyasah Shabazz

She is an inspirational role model and advocate for women and girl empowerment. Her lifework is devoted to helping others find inner strength and purpose. While she is frequently asked to speak about the legacy of Malcolm X, she shares that it is her mother Dr. Betty Shabazz’s wisdom, courage and compassion that guide her…

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Kim Hawthorne

Kim Hawthorne is a native of Newark, New Jersey. She portrays the indelible, Kerissa Greenleaf, on OWN’S drama series Greenleaf. Ms. Hawthorne began her lifelong passion of the arts at just 12 years-old, when she began studying opera. She went on to earn a classical music scholarship to Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama…

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Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin


Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin is a licensed psychologist, executive coach, and organizational consultant. Her private practice is located in New York City, where she works with high potential managers and executives. Her organizational work has focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, communication, leadership styles and team cohesion…s…

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Tricia McDermott Thompkins

Tricia McDermott Thompkins joined Perry Ellis International, Inc. in 2011 and now serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary where she is responsible for the company’s global legal operations. Previously, Perry Ellis’ Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing Counsel and Interim General Counsel…

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Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter (born April 24, 1966) is an American journalist and publisher, talk show host, and the co-author of several books. Born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey, Hunter graduated from Marylawn of the Oranges High School in 1983 and received a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University in 1987. Between 1996 and 1998, Hunter taught journalism at New York University…

Regina Bell

“I’m amazingly blessed. I will never ever say that I’ve lived the perfect life to be shown such favor with God or the people but here I am,” declares the incomparable Regina Belle. The Academy Award-winning and Multi Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress, with a string of hits including Make It Like It Was, If I Could, Baby Come To Me and This Is Love…

Daphne E. Jones

Daphne E. Jones has enjoyed a business career of nearly 40 years, and recently retired in October 2017 from GE Healthcare. But she also believes she is just getting started! She has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at some of the world’s most recognizable companies such as GE (General Electric) , Pfizer & Johnson & Johnson…

Dr. Delvena Thomas

Delvena Thomas is a mother, an American soldier, a scientist, and a physician who advocates tirelessly for healthy living to strengthen individuals, families, communities, and workplaces around the world. She is an ardent champion for sound mental health and an expert in the development of evidence-based prevention, as well as treatment strategies that foster it.

Janeen Uzzell

Global Technology Executive, People Developer, Transformational Leader, Storyteller, Engineer and self-proclaimed Global Citizen, Janeen Uzzell is on a mission to use her strengths, influence and voice to lead causal work that changes lives, communities and the world. A seasoned leader, Janeen has more than 20 years of…

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Yvette M. Miley

Yvette M. Miley is a Senior Vice President for MSNBC and NBC News. Miley is responsible for talent management and development of news personnel both on and off camera. She is the executive in charge of weekend, overnight, breaking news and special events programming on MSNBC as well as NBC’s “Early Today” broadcasts…

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Samantha Bryant

Before becoming an official on-air reporter, Samantha Bryant was a Local 10 intern for four years. Far from a normal internship, Samantha started working on-air with Local 10 in 2016, covering stories for “My Future My Choice” and local follows on the Orlando nightclub massacre. Since, she has served as the weekday morning traffic anchor and fill-in anchor…

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Susie Levan

Susie Levan is a spiritual warrior, author, certified non-denominational pastoral counselor, hypnotherapist, teacher of meditation, life coach, and Reiki Master/Teacher. For sixteen years in a male-dominated NYSE company, she enjoyed a successful career as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer…

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Don Horn

Don L. Horn received his law degree from the University of Miami and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982. Mr. Horn has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is a former member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, American Bar Association and National Bar Association…

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Alix Alexis

Alix assists corporate, medical, and legal professionals, as well as small business owners, retirees and professional athletes in the development of tailored, long-term financial strategies. Over the years, he has especially developed a strong connection in understanding and providing advice for the needs of busy executive professionals…

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Tawanna Black

Tawanna is nationally recognized thought leader who is well known for influencing, inspiring and equipping cross-sector leaders to transform a personal conviction for equality into actions that produce equitable and thriving communities. Tawanna is the founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Economic Inclusion and…

Dr. Melody Vanoy

Dr. Melody Vanoy is the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Trinity Health where she is responsible for advancing the diversity and inclusion strategy across the system’s 22 state footprint via the development of consultative, strategic and programmatic diversity, cultural competency and health disparity initiatives…

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Barbara Cheives

Barbara Cheives is the President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, Inc. Barbara’s consulting expertise includes law enforcement and public safety; not for profit organizations; media; education; and corporations. Barbara served as the first Executive Director of Toward a More Perfect Union in Palm Beach County, Florida…

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Adamma DuCille

Adamma DuCille serves as the Assistant Director of Training and Capacity Building for the Children’s Services Council of Broward County’s Public Affairs and Organizational Development department. With a career long commitment to serving children and families in Broward County, Adamma has over 19 years of experience in the development…

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Jocelyn Carter Miller

Jocelyn Carter-Miller is President of TechEdVentures and SoulTranSync- entrepreneurial ventures specializing in the development and marketing of high performance educational and personal/ community empowerment programming. Jocelyn serves on the corporate boards of Principal Financial Group, Inc…

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Dr. Edwina Hamilton Bell

Dr. Edwina Hamilton Bell, is dedicated and passionate about what she does as a Clinical Psychologist. She enjoys helping individuals maintain a balanced life while working towards reaching their fullest potential. She is effective at utilizing the therapeutic relationship to identify individual strengths and to promote positive emotional and psychological change…

Cocoa Brown

Whenever actress, comedienne, and screen actors guild award nominee Cocoa Brown takes the stage, the world stands still! Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation. The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with such passion and soul-searching veracity…

Jeanine Lewis

Mrs. Jeanine Lewis Canales has been Sr. Director of Office Depot in Boca Raton, FL since June of 2018. During this time, she has been leading a Brand reinvigoration effort as well as leading the introduction of a new services platform underneath the Office Depot umbrella. Before that time, Mrs. Lewis-Canales was with the Coca-Cola Company…

Camila Morrison

Camila Morrison is a Healthcare Executive with over 25 years of experience in Virtual Health, Electronic Health Records, Information Technology, Clinical Informatics and Patient Care. As a change agent and innovator, this results driven professional has a passion for utilizing technology to improve the delivery of care. She proudly leads Telehealth Strategy…

Doreen Robinson

Doreen Robinson, a native of Jamaica, migrated to Florida in 1982 where she attended Broward College and earned her degree in Business Administration. She immediately entered a bank management training program. Doreen has continued to grow and develop teams in a variety of Manager roles ever since…

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Brendalyn Edwards

Brendalyn Edwards currently serves as Associate General Counsel for Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company, assisting in protecting the legal interests and operations of Florida’s largest homeowner’s insurance company. Prior to joining Universal, Brendalyn served as the Acting Director of Gaming Enforcement…

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Dr. Gina Paige

In 2003, Dr. Gina Paige co-founded African Ancestry, Inc. (AfricanAncestry.com) and in doing so, pioneered a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics, and a new marketplace for people of African descent looking to more accurately and reliably trace their roots. Paige travels the world helping people demystify their roots…

Juanita Carol Britton

An entrepreneurial aura has always radiated from the energetic and charming Juanita
Carol Britton. As a child, Juanita vividly displayed her business acumen. Her talent for
enterprise far exceeded that of most adults. She became affectionately known as “Busy
Bee” because she was as industrious as a worker bee…

Ngum Suh

Ngum Suh, found her business & brand consulting services in 2010. After graduating from Mississippi State University with degrees in Biological Sciences and Clinical Exercise Physiology, she successfully took on the challenge of starting 3 businesses, servicing clients as a wellness coach & trainer, professional international soccer player and sports model…

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Traci Cloyd

Traci is known for “keeping it real” on and off the air. She’s described as an outgoing, brainy, extrovert with a wicked sense of humor. Traci is HOT 105’s News Director and Anchor, heard during the Tom Joyner Morning Show – and on call 24/7 for major breaking news and hurricane coverage. She produces, writes, edits and delivers her on-air content…

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Dr. Keisha Grey

Dr. Keisha Grey is a native of Kingston, Jamaica and has lived in South Florida for the last 16 years. She serves as the Strategy Manager for the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC). In her role as Strategy Manager, she leads the agency’s efforts in community collaboration initiatives providing guidance and support…

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Dr. Steven Ronik

Dr. Steven Ronik is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Henderson Behavioral Health. Henderson is a nationally recognized behavioral health system, known for its innovative and leading evidence-based clinical services. Prior to his current role, Dr. Ronik held several leadership positions at Zucker/Hillside Hospital at Northwell Health…

Judge Jackie Powell

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Allan Daisley

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Dr. Simone Arnold

Chief Dexter Williams

Judge Jackie Powell

Aliya R. Aaron

Allan Daisley

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Rebekah Ratliff

Tia Dobuissin

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Shirlyon McWhorter

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Shani Curry St. Vil

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