Growing up the youngest of 5 in our nation's capital, Washington D.C., Shun McGhee found his calling early on. Being influenced by the Go-Go sound of D.C., the activism of is older brother, the culture displayed by his older sister from her musical influences of Queen Latifah, the example of entrepreneurship and out of the box thinking of his father and the support of his dreams from his mother, there is no wonder why Shun's confidence never wavered. Shun, a self proclaimed terrible rapper and guitarist of the band Black History is the epitome of F.O.C.U.S (follow one course until successful). He was told to "never let anyone run you off of your guitar" and he followed it to the note. Book Shun and his band "Black History" at your next event. www.thebandblackhistory.com instagram: @thebandbh
From Newark, NJ Shanita Walker defies all the odds of growing up in the inner city. Her love for classic designs and sequin has dubbed her the "The Sequin Queen". As lead designer and owner of S. Denton Collection her clients read like a who's who from music to fashion. You can see Shanita's designs on the likes of Claire Sulmers, Ashanti, Kandi Burruss and Tyra Banks to name a few. Her pieces are not just for the rich and famous but for the everyday glamour girl. Get your custom piece. I guarantee you will make a statement whether you dress it up or down. Be sure when people stop, stare and ask where you got it from, that you let them know that the power design house of S. Denton Collection is the cause of their drool.
Listen how Actor/Author Evan Cleaver lends his voice to our podcast. He shares his views on making his voice heard by voting for the candidates who align closely with his views and donating to the NAACP to help further their efforts. Acting and writing from a young age he honed his craft, finding his voice on stage. You can find this talent on stages of Actor’s Express Theater Company, in Father Comes Home From the Wars, TV in various commercials and film. He lends his talents in his latest role in the ABC series The Baker and the Beauty. He has used the down time that COVID-19 has allotted many, to expand his talents and has written 2 romantic comedies, The Christmas Soldier and A Tropical Christmas. His book “How to Make Sure He Will Be Into You” will have you on an emotional roller coaster scratching your head, checking yourself and shouting Amen out loud. Get passed the title and read the first three pages you will be hooked.
Dani Benson @just_1danib is a phenomenal woman. She's practicing what she preaches in her #Unique #jewelry designs as owner and lead designer of @nontlejewelry You will stand out at any function with the statement piece.
Her #t-shirt collection is making a statement in today's climate. Her #IamTheChange shirts @i_amthechange #IATC can be seen worn in the crowds at your local rallies. Just by wearing the design you are making a bold statement that the change starts with YOU!.
Lastly, Dani is pouring into young girls from ages 10 to 18 with her youth volleyball 🏐 club @2girlsvolleyballclub Not only are her girls, majority minority, killing it on the court they are brains as well. All receiving scholarships for higher education.
Dani's energy will keep you entertained and inspire you to be your best self.
Kara Shaw Founder, Owner and Lead Stylist at KStyled, Thee Unicorn Clothing Co and Good Grl Bad Habits. If you are looking for one of a kind pieces, Kara Shaw is the one to go to show off your individual style.
Seasoned entrepreneur and published author Tiana Allen speaks candidly about her career in the wellness industry. How she overcame discrimination in the work place and realized the she herself was The Wellness Sanctuary. She prevailed adversity building herself and her wellness empire to be stronger than before. @TheWellnessSanctuaryInc @CreativelySuccessful
If you are considering the purchase of a home, Realtor Renita Crawley is breaking down the details of purchasing a home as your primary residence or as an investor. Her beautiful big smile and great personality coupled with her love and knowledge of real estate is a recipe for success for her and the clients she serves. Instagram@RealtorRenita
Bria Douglass Owner of The Douglass Agency Part II, Young talented and dropping jewels. If you thought part I of my interview with the dynamic woman was something, part II is going to knock your socks off. Bria is raw, real but still classy and honest. She is the definition of when the going get's tough, you get tougher. Enjoy the second half of her story, cause I know by listening to her, a fire has been reignited under me.
Entrepreneurship is all about taking advantage of opportunities. Listen to how Bria Douglass went from job to job until she found a true fit. This go-getter went from funeral director to bartender to a franchisee of an Allstate Agency all at 33 years young. This 2 part interview will have you on the edge of your seat experiencing the highs and the lows as Bria Douglass of The Douglass Agency takes us through her entrepreneurial journey.
Life lessons from Scoob Da DJ. This DJ not only has great business practices. She makes sure her energy is right before she faces the world. Knowing that she is centered helps her focus on creating the best soundtrack to your event as possible. Be sure to have a pen a paper handy as Scoob Da DJ drops many jewels about life, balance and supporting other entrepreneurs.
K_ROUGE on Instagram. Kyera makes her presence known wherever she is. Being the youngest of 5 she made her voice heard early in her life. Now as a traveling make-up artist, Kyera is making her statement on the faces of many women. Her talents have been recognized by Sam Fine, make up artist to beauties such as #GabrielleUnion #Iman #EvaMarcelle #QueenLatifah. Listen to her story of Becoming the woman she is today.
"When I first started, I was using my own money but I could only go to a certain level and then I said
"Hey let me go to banks so I can go to another level."
The first 10 banks turned me down and I new my strategy was sound my business plan was tight but they did not see investing in me because I was a basketball player or urban American.
But the next bank said YES! And when they said yes; see I didn't stay on the ground when the first 10 said no.
Like a lot of you would say "Oh no it's over for me".
No! No! See I said "Oh, I'm going to still make this happen forget those 10 banks. I'm going to still go out and knock on doors to make it happen."
And sure enough the 11 bank said YES! That's when I took off, now those 10 are chasing me down to say "You can have as much money as you want."
But I said "No! I don't want your money. You didn't believe in me in the beginning. So why am I going to take your money now?" - Irving "Magic" Johnson
Hear how a natural talent and love for hair turned this psychology major into a wig master at Hairpourne, a local full service salon in Midtown Atlanta, Ga. She went from her small kitchen to her two story live work space in the heart of Atlanta.
The chosen life of an entrepreneur is never scripted or a straight path. Hear about the how Chester Smith navigated entrepreneur life from middle school through college. The ups and downs, wins and learns. Hear how Chester Smith found himself at his lowest point, contemplating suicide and how he had to find his own way out of the darkness back into his shining light. This journey was definitely rough but well worth it.
Have you ever had "Cookies and Cocktails"? Listen how Cheryl Pressley owner of Cookie Gurlie ™ has created an entire event around her gourmet desserts. Learn which cookies to pair with Kahlua, Bailey's Irish Creme, or your favorite Riesling. With Cookie Gurlie ™ cookies, I dare you to try to keep your hand out of the cookie jar.
Have you ever had a personal fitness coach/trainer explain to you in detail, your workout to help you understand how they are helping you create the BEST you possible? That's the level of service that you receive when you train with Kaymel "The Body Mechanic". He offers more than just a pace count. Hear how he explains the steps to choosing the right trainer for you and the steps he takes to create a plan tailored to each of his specific clients. i.g: @KaymelTheBodyMechanic fb: @KaymelWilson
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A party ain't a party without the music. Your DJ can truly make the event and will be the talk of the night if they are good or bad. Hear how DJ Diggs took what was a side hustle and turned it into a lucrative business.
A disc jockey, more commonly abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience. Most common types of DJs include radio DJ, club DJ who performs at a nightclub or music festival and turntablist who uses record players, usually turntables, to manipulate sounds on phonograph records.