K-12 Education

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Luther Jackson is a businessman, professor and social justice advocate, known for his keen analysis of the social and economic forces that prevent America from being a more perfect union. A gifted educator, Jackson is hailed for his facile analyses of public education, the justice system and the stark realities that lurk behind abstruse economic theory. Jackson is... Continue »
Kenneth Braswell

Kenneth Braswell

With over 22 years of community development experience, Braswell serves as the Executive Director of Fathers incorporated (FI) (www.fathersincorporated.com). Since 2004, the agency’s main focus has been on the development of support and services for fathers. FI is a not-for-profit organization and serves as the leader in the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood and Mentoring. Currently, Braswell is the Director... Continue »
Marguerite Mariama

Marguerite Mariama

Dr. Marguerite Mariama is an artist and educator who specializes in African American Musical Culture. She has both national and international experience as a big band and small ensemble jazz and blues vocalist and has appeared in music festivals throughout the country. A veteran dancer and choreographer who took her early training from dance luminaries such as Katherine Dunham and Livinia Williams, she has performed with Charles Moore’s Dancers... Continue »
Dr. Randal Pinkett

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in program management, information technology and public policy. BCT Partners is a minority-owned and operated company and one of the leading firms in the country... Continue »
Steve Perry

Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. His career has taken him from directing a grassroots organization in Chester, PA to a full scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, back to his hometown of Middletown where he ran a homeless shelter, became a candidate for state representative and published his first of... Continue »
Sherhara Williams

Sherhara Williams

As a highly requested motivational speaker, host, and broadcast journalist, Sherhara has spent majority of her life captivating audiences. Throughout her career, she has worked with a wide range of educators, non-profits, government agencies, and major corporations. Sherhara works off- air sculpting numerous programs, promotions, and initiatives targeting entrepreneurs and young professionals. She increases the amount of information, resources,... Continue »
Merri Dee

Merri Dee

Merri Dee’s broadcasting career is legendary. She’s one of the few women who have enjoyed true staying power. For 37 years, Dee has held a number of high profile positions at WGN-TV, from newscaster, talk-show host, staff announcer and editorial spokesperson, before moving into the management ranks in her current position. She has also hosted countless parades, telethons and... Continue »
Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin

Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin

Executive & Christian Life Skills Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer Wedded Bliss! A 52-Week Devotional To Balanced Living by Jacquie Hood Martin Changing Face of the Black Church As owner of J. Hood & Associates, a boutique firm offering personal, professional, and educational coaching and training, Hood Martin equips and empowers people for daily living. Highly skilled and educated, she... Continue »
Garrard McClendon

Garrard McClendon

Garrard McClendon is the host of Garrard McClendon Live! Garrard is also a professor, writer and diversity trainer. He is the author of “Ax or Ask?: The African American Guide to Better English” to help Blacks with school achievement. Garrard co-hosted the McClendon Report on The Talk of Garrard McClendon on Black English Dr. Ian Smith on Garrard McClendon... Continue »
Bryan Clay

Bryan Clay

A father, philanthropist, and Olympic champion who earned the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete” when he won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Decathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, Bryan joined an exclusive group of American decathletes who earned the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete,” including Jim Thorpe, Dan O’Brien and... Continue »