Tonya Rapley – The One With The Fab Finances
Karlton Banks – The One With The Church Laughs
Joymarie Parker – The One With The Know How
Josh Aurelius – The One With No Limits
Lauren – The One With The Om
Brandan Odums – The One With The Exhibit
Damon Lawrence – The One With The Hotel
As the owner of the First Black-Owned Boutique hotel management company, Damon Lawrence is pioneering a new era of hospitality. Coming to California in 2016, this brand seeks to pay homage to hoteliers in Black history by theming each property based on the hotels of old. Guests can expect to enjoy pieces of African American culture through music, art, cuisine, and even history at its properties. The hotel will draws its inspiration from half-Black half-Danish entrepreneur William Leidesdorff Jr., who opened The City Hotel, the first ever hotel in California.
Chermelle Danicea Edwards – The One With The Coffee
Michell C. Clark – The One With The Manifesto
Maricia ‘Krav’ Josephs – The One With The Musings
Maricia Josephs could have easily rested on her accomplishments. She’s interned with major brands such as NYLON Magazine and Teen Diaries and has been featured in Teen Vogue and Essence, among others. Instead, when she learned that there was a lack of professional and engaging platforms, she decided to create one. Musings of Krav’s goal is to open the hearts and minds of women in a way that influences them to experience all life has to offer, especially when it comes to their own dreams and goals—but with style.
Enitan Bereola, II – The One Who Believes In Sexy
“There is something sexy about life. Not that sexy you see splashed across the pages of Playboy magazine – but those memorable moments only captured by those truly available to receive them.” Best-Selling Author Enitan Bereola has made an incredible impact as an author and speaker on how we view relationships. But his power doesn’t just lie in spilling out insight, it lies in his ability to always remind us that we could more love in the world.
Kiah McBride – The One With The Story
Good writers tell a story. Great writers tell a story and bridge a connection between their art, their beings, and their audience. Kiah McBride is a great writer. And we’re happy to find out we’re not the only ones who think so as she’s recently been tapped as the managing editor as the fresh XONecole.com (headed by Necole Kane formally known as Necole Bitchie). Most of us are just talk but Kiah is one that practices what she preaches. If you’re looking to discover your highest potential, Kiah is a great example of what happens when you decide to take the risk and truly honor your journey.
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