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Oftentimes, corporate missions stem from a personal experience and journey. When it comes to the CEO of the Samarian Group and H2One Alfred Zaccagnino, his drive is impactful and a necessity, especially in 2020 and beyond.

H2One CEO and co-founder, Alfred Zaccagnino, says the H2One Hand Sanitizer product was born out of necessity: “As we all went through this pandemic, I had an early realization that there was going to be an urgent need for safe and quality hand sanitizes; there just wouldn’t be enough to go around. …

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When you are determined to make a change, you do so in a way that will shift the culture of those around you. And that is exactly what Jade Tinner, Vice President of Community Investment for the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, did when she launched her nonprofit, One Unified Resource Foundation (OUR).

OUR is a progressive nonprofit with the belief everyone is responsible for the overall well-being of their communities. A creative, Jade Tinner loves helping others and believes that adult men and young men should know that they are needed; and also need one another to thrive, create awareness, and network for positive growth. Further, they need to know there are people in the community open to supporting them. …

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For Mann Robinson, there is a lot to celebrate despite a pandemic. A successful and sought-after Film Director, Producer, and Actor, he is also Podcast Host, Entrepreneur, and Author.

His book A Look Into: Black Independent Filmmaking is the first Black filmmaking how to guide providing insights on independent filmmaking, resources, filming techniques, funding, film distribution, and more. If you have questions, Mann has answers. …

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Atlanta born, Los Angeles raised, Roxanne Luciano is living the life of her dreams. And her new single, Rich Rich, is a clear indication of that. This Caribbean-fused hip-hop single is quickly making its way up the charts on every platform it is streaming on. Living her life being raw, rich in spirit, and rebellious has taught her to push beyond her own fears and allow the world to see just who she really is…voice and all.

Loving music her whole life and being raised in a family of entertainers, it was only a matter of time before this model turned rapper followed her passion and stepped into her purpose. …

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From beats to mixing, there is an art to DJing, and while many are called, few are chosen. Chosen to perform at parites. Chosen to perform at clubs. Chosen to perform for artist. And most of all, chosen to be considered an icon. A specific style of DJing is precisely what has kept Canadian DJ, Starting from Scratch in the game for over 31 years.

I had the privilege to sit and chat with DJ Starting from Scratch about his 31-year (and going) career, Twitch making his international presence known more across the globe, and his sought-after DJing skills that keeps in demand. It is always amazing to hear the humble beginnings of those who have lasted in industries that are not always easy to stay on top. …

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Being a hero is about making a difference and that is exactly what former NBA player, George Lynch and Digital Strategist and CEO of Switch Media, Tracey Pennywell did by teaming up to create the foundation, HBCU Heroes.

While this organization is all about leveling the academic playing field for HBCU sports programs through scholarships, it also hosts events that create space for undeserved communities to pursue educational opportunities. One event in particular, which is streaming today, December 16, 2020 starting at 2pm EST is the NBA2K21 Gaming Tournament. …

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In world with technological access to people, cheating has become easier than ever. But wait, cheating is not new…even if new ways of access to it is.

There has been countless oldie but goodie songs about it, movies, and books about cheating. Does it make it right, though? According to business mogul, Naiym “Wolf” Dingle, it’s in a man’s nature to cheat and writes about it in his best selling book, “Cheating is Not Cheating: A Guide to Understanding A Man’s Nature”.

If you know me, you know I love authentic transparency; and this intrigued me. So, you know I had to get the “deets” and I did just that in an interview with business mogul and author himself, Naiym “Wolf” Dingle. …

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The last four years have been nothing short of facing the harsh reality of how far we (black people) have not come when it comes to racial and social injustice. And while many of us may not have been at the forefront of it, Attorney Tammy Allison certainly has. Unfortunately (and fortunately), she saw the ugly from the inside while working as a senior attorney for the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) and on the outside (being a Black woman in America). And trust me, I only used the term “fortunately” because it is what fueled her passion for making a difference when it comes to social and judicial reform. …

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There was nothing more delightful than having an opportunity to sit and chat with Actress, Activist, Author, and Tony Award Nominee, Sheryl Lee Ralph discussing the 30th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing Concert and Telethon (which is also apart of DIVAS Health Awareness Week). Her spirit, her passion, her voice, her words, and her dedication all tell the story of this 30-year journey.

Founded in 1990, The D.I.V.A Foundation set precedence on ensuring HIV/AIDS information, awareness, and advocacy was available to those in minority communities. 30 years later and faced with a pandemic, Sheryl Lee Ralph again is taking center stage with friends with big voices to not only continue the commitment to bring an end to the HIV epidemic but also raise awareness on COVID-19 and its impact on the Black community. …

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Gospel Artist, Koryn Hawthorne

When it comes to being in touch with yourself, your music, and your purpose, you transform the world. And that is exactly what Koryn Hawthorne is doing. At the young age of 22, Koryn has well established herself in gospel music as one of the most prestigious artists to know. As one of the co-hosts of this year’s 35th Annual Stellar Awards, alongside Kirk Franklin and Johnathan McReynolds, she is continuing to show the world her connection to God and where faith can lead you.

Though the pandemic disrupted the red carpet for the Stellars this year, it certainly had no impact on the spirit of the hosts or the nominees. And having the honor to speak to Koryn certainly let me know how excited she remains to be one of the hosts for this year’s 35th Annual Stellar Awards (especially after winning a Stellar Award herself just last year). …

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Dr. Pamela Gurley, D.M.

Speaker | Author | CEO | Writer. The Un@pologetic Entrepreneur. Feat’d in Forbes, on Good Morning Washington & Fox5Atl. Connect on IG & Twitter: @iamdrpgurley

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