Shawn DoveShawn Dove serves as the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national membership organization dedicated to ensuring the growth, sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations focused on improving the life outcomes of America’s Black men and boys
Sons of SerendipSons of Serendip (SoS) are a musical ensemble of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University: Micah Christian, a teacher from Randolph, MA and the lead singer for the group; pianist/vocalist Cordaro Rodriguez, an attorney from Charlotte, NC; Kendall Ramseur, a cellist and cello instructor from Charlotte, NC and harpist Mason Morton, a teacher from Atlanta.
Jay GoldmanJay Goldman is a presidential award-winning volunteer advocate and speaker. The past twenty years, he has created grassroots community organizations, volunteered thousands of hours for various not-for-profits, and has been a passionate, outspoken advocate for community service.
Dr. Irie Lynne SessionRaised in public housing in New York City, Dr. Irie Lynne Session developed a value for education, a passion for social justice, and a love of theology. She holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Oklahoma Christian University; a Master of Divinity w/concentration in Black Church Studies from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University; and a Doctor of Ministry in Transformative Leadership and Prophetic Preaching from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.
Thandiwe WezaThandiwe is an entrepreneur and economic empowerment activist. Thandiwe Weza graduated from Spelman College in December 2014 with Magna Cum Laude honors, academic awards and scholarships. She is currently in graduate school at New York University on a full scholarship.
Chef Marc BynumChef Marc appeared on Food Network’s CHOPPED show. As the last one standing, Chef Marc won the competition and excelled to the next round. Returning to CHOPPED, twice in September 2010, Chef Marc would win the semi-final round that gave him the opportunity to compete with previous CHOPPED champions. In 2014 Chef opened up Hush Bistro in his home town of Farmingdale to stellar reviews with 3 stars in both NYT and Newsday .
Angelina DarrisawAngelina Darrisaw is an inspiring entrepreneur
with a proven track record of success. She is a career coach, brand ambassador, digital media strategist and founder of C-Suite Coach, a professional coaching and lifestyle company dedicated to providing young professionals with accessible resources to achieve success at work
and in life.
Lillie B. CrowderLillie B.Crowder received a B.S. in Architectural Engineering in 1958 from South Carolina State College. Lillie was the first woman employed as an Assistant Architect in residence at New York City -Central Board of Education Headquarters. She held key roles in the planning and development of Bronx Coop City, Bronx and Starret City, Brooklyn. She also served as the Senior Project Liaison for the housing-educational complex IS 89 at Battery Park City.
Robbi KumaloInternationally acclaimed multi-lingual artist,Robbi Kumalo has
crafted a career spanning nearly 30 years. Her powerful lyric soprano has graced
TV commercials for Coca Cola, Lincoln Mercury, & GE. As a backup singer, she has performed with Aretha Franklin, Jewel, Diana Ross, Rod Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige,Harry Belafonte & others. She hasappeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, Rosie, Live with Regis & Kathy Lee, The View, The Today Show, VH1 Storytellers,
& The Late Show with David Letterman.