Publishing Speakers

Sophia A. Nelson         Sophia is "redefining" the rules for 21st Century living and success. The award-winning author, journalist, political commentator and former House of Representatives committee counsel is working to change the game for a new generation of Americans in academia, the workplace, interpersonal relationships, and overall persona development.     Prior to becoming a freelance journalist and former White House correspondent and p...


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Mitzi Miller

Editor-In-Chief of JET Magazine, Award-winning Author and Seasoned Mediamedia Journalist.

Mitzi Miller         Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Mitzi Miller has been at the helm of JET magazine since 2011. Within two short years, her vision of revamping the iconic 62-year-old brand was realized with a successful cover-to-cover redesign, new website launch, improved social media presence, and consistent media coverage of buzz-worthy stories featured in its pages. After majoring in English at Florida A&M University, Mil...


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Michael Taylor         Coach Michael is an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and radio show host, who has dedicated his life to empowering men and women to reach their full potential. He knows firsthand how to overcome adversity and build a rewarding and fulfilling life and he is sharing his knowledge and wisdom with others to support them in creating the life of their dreams.He is no stranger to adversity and challenges. He was born in ...


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Kevin Chappell

White House Correspondent for EBONY MAGAZINE, the largest African-American publication in the world.

Kevin Chappell          Kevin covers the White House and Capitol Hill, including hearings, floor debates, press conferences and events throughout Washington, D.C. for Ebony Magazine.     In 2008, during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, he led a team of staffers at Ebony to lay out a journalistic and public relations strategy that proved to be the most important and monumental strategy ever embarked on by the magazine. In addition to in-depth...


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Erica Nicole         Small Business Influencer • The Voice of Small Business • Influential Women in Digital Media     Erica Nicole is making headlines as a small business expert source by serving up fresh, provocative and insanely addictive behind-the-scenes business know-how.One of the most dynamic, young female serial entrepreneurs of her generation, Erica Nicole is the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-EmployedTM brand,...


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Andrew Morrison         Andrew is the founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm. The company provides high-impact strategies for entrepreneurs, executives and non-profit leaders. Andrew has trained thousands of entrepreneurs from Hawaii to Nigeria, lectured at Harvard University and appeared on Oprah. Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing service...


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Anjuelle Floyd

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Mother-Daughter Relations and Dreams.

Anjuelle Floyd           Anjuelle is a wife of thirty-two years, mother of three, abstract painter, and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Mother-Daughter Relations and Dreams. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Keeper of Secrets ... Translations of an Incident (2007,) and three novels, The House (2010,) Seasons in Purdah (2012,) and When the Drum Major Died (2014.)Anjuelle's short stories and novels turn on...


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Dutty Bookman

Arts and culture advocate who coined the term ‘Reggae Revival’ and Rastafari author of 2 books speaking to contemporary pan-African social conditions.

Dutty Bookman (born Gavin Hutchinson) is the creator of the popular descriptor ‘Reggae Revival’ for a global arts and culture social movement rooted in his homeland, Jamaica. Although he studied Aerospace Engineering during his time at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, Dutty’s growing social consciousness collided with his first visit to Toronto in 2008. There, he was a Regional Coordinator for the ‘Ignite The Americas’ youth a...


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Alissa Jones

“Survivor with a Voice” helping survivors unlock their voice & heal the wounds that can't be seen.

Alissa R. Jones          Alissa is an author, motivational speaker, executive director, woman of God the list goes on; but most of all she is a survivor. She is the Founder and Director of S.W.V., Survivors with Voices Foundation with a mission to help survivors embrace these seen and unseen scars, find a voice, and heal. S.W.V. provides a platform for those abused to commune, and an outlet in which their voices may be heard; through written an...


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Neil Foote

Experienced Media Executive, Public Relations Specialist, Educator and Digital Media Entrepreneur.

Neil Foote         Neil is an accomplished executive with a proven ability to develop and implement new product strategies that support business, financial and community objectives.Foote, a native of Brooklyn, NY, is a ‘hybrid’ whose experience cuts across all aspects of the media, including print, broadcast and the Internet. Foote has been a newspaper reporter (The Miami Herald & The Washington Post), a newspaper industry executive (American Soc...


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Rashid Darden         Rashid is a novelist. He was born in the late 1970s in Washington, DC, where he has spent his entire life, save for brief stints in Moscow, Russia and Leicester, United Kingdom.        Rashid’s first three novels are a trilogy consisting of Lazarus (2005), Covenant (2011), and Epiphany (2012). Each novel was published by Old Gold Soul Press to critical acclaim. The novels told the collected stories of Adrian Collins, a gay ...


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Beverly Black Johnson

Award-winning Author, Advocate, focusing on Literacy, Health and Wellness.

Beverly Black Johnson          Mission Statement:      With heart to God and hand to man, I will stand firm in my beliefs on God's word, use my God-given gifts to help the world, and be a beacon of life and hope to every life I encounter. ~Beverly Black Johnson      The Beginning:     Beverly Black Johnson hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, born in the liberal city of San Francisco, and raised in East Palo Alto, CA from the age of six. The...


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