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HBCU Highlights

HBCU Highlights

By Andrea & Ashley
Welcome to HBCU Highlights! Hosted by Class of 1998 Spelman Alumnae Andrea Hence Evans & Ashley Deadwyler-Jones. We are excited to showcase HBCU Excellence - HBCU Graduates who are making a difference in their community and professions. Enjoy!
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Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Artist Calida Rawles

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Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Actor, Brandon Dirden
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Actor, Brandon Dirden This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let's take a walk in Actor, Brandon Dirden's shoes! Brandon is best known for portraying Martin Luther King in the Broadway production of Robert Schenkkan's All the Way. Currently, you can see him in action on ABC's current number one show, FOR LIFE! Tune in to FOR LIFE TONIGHT!  His story is inspiring! Originally from Houston, TX, Brandon talks to us about the importance of family support and shares his journey  from Houston to Broadway to television.  Check out Brandon, his wife, Actress Crystal Dickinson and their son, future actor, Chase in action here:  https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_iv1skDMI8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/
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September 14, 2020
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Jacobi Jones
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Jacobi Jones   This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let's take a walk in entrepreneur and real estate guru, Jacobi Jones.   Jacobi tells us his inspiring story of his track career and how track and a beautiful lady motivated him to attend Morehouse College! While at Morehouse, his peers and professors pushed him to excel and raise the bar. Jacobi's accounting degree from Morehouse helped to shape his career as an insurance expert, real estate guru and leader in the community.   For more information about Jacobi, please visit: www.mendingwallsfoundation.com   For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com   For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com   To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/
29:33
August 31, 2020
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Dr. Rob Gore
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Dr. Rob Gore   This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let's take a walk in Dr. Rob Gore's shoes!   Dr. Rob Gore is an Emergency Physician and the Founder of the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI). He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Kings County Hospital Center. He was an inaugural TED Resident in 2016, and in 2018 named a CNN Hero.  His story is inspiring! Learn more about how the Morehouse expectation of excellence motivated him to excel as a medical doctor as well as a leader in the community.  KAVI is participating in #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW. They will raise $25,000 to help retain KAVI staff, support our students with increased access to mental health services, and expand our school interventions offerings as we reimagine what school and the future of education looks like.   Donate to KAVI here: https://www.brooklyngives.org/organizations/kings-against-violence-initiative-inc-kavi For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com   For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com   To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/
23:33
August 17, 2020
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Chris Evans
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Chris Evans This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in entrepreneur and community leader, Chris Evans’ shoes! Chris watched the Cosby Show and A Different World and set his goal in 7th grade to attend Morehouse College! He tells us more about his amazing experience at Morehouse College and the opportunity to study abroad in a prestigious program. He’s the owner of T-Shirt King in Kansas City and currently serves as the President of his local Morehouse Alumni Association. Chris owns the I am a King Foundation. The Foundation combines sports and academics to motivate and inspire children to achieve excellence. For more information about Chris, please visit: www.kingpromo.com For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com  To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/.
18:52
August 3, 2020
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Chef Stacey Dougan
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Chef Stacey Dougan This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in Chef Stacey Dougan’s shoes! After taking a college tour of Spelman College, Stacey made her choice to change the world and apply to Spelman, the ONLY college she applied to! She talks to us more about sisterhood and how what she learned at Spelman has helped to shape her into being a celebrity chef and owner of Simply Pure Restaurant in Las Vegas! She’s cooked food for Usher, Pres. Bill Clinton and US! 🙂 For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com For more information about Stacey, please visit: http://www.simplypurelv.com/ To make a donation to Spelman College, please visit: www.spelman.edu
27:34
July 20, 2020
Andrea Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Judge Latisha Dear-Jackson
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Judge Latisha Dear-Jackson This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in Judge Latisha Dear-Jackson’s shoes! She will tell her story of why she chose Spelman College and she will tell her story of her experience at Spelman that helped to shape her successful career as a Judge at Superior Court, Dekalb County. This interview is inspiring and motivating! For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com For more information about Latisha, please visit: https://www.dekalbsuperiorcourt.com/j… To make a donation to Spelman College, please visit: www.spelman.edu.
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July 6, 2020
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Karan Kendrick
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Karan Kendrick This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in Actress, Karan Kendrick’s shoes! She will tell her story of why she only applied to Spelman College and she will tell her story of her experience at Spelman that helped to shape her successful career as an actress. Karan is an amazing actress and singer and she’s going to sing for us today! Karan is known for The Hunger Games (2012), Hidden Figures (2016) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012). Most recently, she has been celebrated for her powerfully nuanced portrayal of “Minnie McMillian” in the newly released Just Mercy alongside Jamie Foxx. For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com For more information about Karan, please visit: http://www.karankendrick.com/ To make a donation to Spelman College, please visit: www.spelman.edu
22:38
June 22, 2020
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Artist Calida Rawles
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Artist Calida Rawles This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in Artist Calida Garcia Rawles’ shoes! After taking a college tour of Spelman College, Calida made her choice to change the world and apply to Spelman! Calida Rawles received her B.A. in Art at Spelman College and her M.A. in Painting at New York University. She paints African-American women and men submerged in glistening water; each body swarmed by a flurry of bubbles, ripples, and refracted light. Her artwork can be found in the homes of celebrities and notable figures. Most recently, she painted the cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book,The Water Dancer. For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com For more information about Calida, please visit: https://www.calidagarciarawles.com/ To make a donation to Spelman College, please visit: www.spelman.edu
25:35
June 8, 2020
Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Sarah Curtis Henry
This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in Sarah Curtis Henry’s shoes! She will tell her story of why she chose Spelman College and she will tell her story of how she left Wall Street to pursue a career in beauty to become the Chief Marketing Officer at TATCHA. This interview is inspiring and motivating! Sarah was recently featured in Essence magazine! For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com For more information about Sarah, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-cur… For more information about TATCHA, please visit: www.tatcha.com To make a donation to Spelman College, please visit: www.spelman.edu
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May 25, 2020