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Sonja Sohn

Celebrity Servant: lives to fuse her entertainment expertise with her passion for service through empowering troubled youth and struggling families living in marginalized communities.

Sonja Sohn          Sonja Sohn was born and raised in the South, primarily in Newport News, VA, to an African American father and Korean mother during the post civil rights era. After a youth filled with love, struggle and small triumphs, Sohn set her sights on New York City where she lived for two decades, briefly attending various colleges and eventually marrying and raising two daughters before moving to Baltimore in 2003.In her late teens, So...


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Etan Thomas

NBA Player, Author, Poet, Political Pundit and Children’s Advocate.

Etan Thomas         Etan Thomas is More Than An Athlete. He’s been called a “gentle giant.” A “rebounder with a cause.” Thomas defies the stereotype of the apolitical athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career with the conviction of a Bill Russell, and the poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali. Born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas’ childhood was surrounded by books on the civil rights movement, politics and the 1960′s....


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Anthony Rucker

Accessible and creative approach to lectures, workshops, and technical assistance delivered with insight and passion and coupled with a knowledge base that makes them relevant and withstanding.

Anthony C. Rucker          Anthony is sought out for interviews and advice. Featured in Ebony Magazine giving advice to brothers about recreating romance in their relationships. His insights are unique and he provides advice that empowers every individual to get everything one could want and need from any relationship, with a point of view that can't be found anywhere else. With a background in psychology, human development and conflict resolu...


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Venice Garner

Venice comes to you with a dynamic, authentic, and passionate voice of truth that motivates, inspires, and challenges you and those seated next to you to not be afraid to reach your full potential.

Venice Garner         Venice is a Bronx, NY native. She is a graduate from the High School for Health Professions & Human Services. She holds two bachelor degrees from Lincoln University, PA in Journalism and Human Services. While on Lincoln University’s campus, Venice was an active Dean’s List student. She was the Managing Editor of the Lincolnian, the President and Vice President of the junior and senior class, a Resident Advisor, and a former ...


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Bruce George

Co-Creator of Def Poetry Jam and Anti-Gang-Violence Advocate

Bruce George         Bruce is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist. He was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 37 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications. He has written testimonials from the likes of Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Class Magazine, Harlem River Press etc…       Bruce has won multiple poetry & talent contes...


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Dr. Ramona Hyman

Dr. William Ferris, former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities, says “Hyman’s skills as an actor and writer are rare.” She is passionate; she inspires audiences to achieve, to contribute to life.

Ramona L. Hyman, PhD          Educator, Speaker, Essayist, and Poet, Dr. Ramona, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work is grounded in an African American cultural and religious sensibility.Deeply rooted in the African American Civil Rights tradition, Hyman uses historical gems and lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 in a contemporary context to motivate, inspire, and teach. Dr. Hyman earned a B.A. from Temple Universit...


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Dr. Stanley Crawford

Realistic Educator & Optimistically Determined Leader

Dr. Stanley T. Crawford          Dr. Stanley is an educator, speaker, author, poet, and military veteran. Currently, Dr. Stanley serves as a public school administrator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.   He is the author of the book, Cinquains: Volume I. In addition, he has written several articles on a wide range of topics including education, real options, and nanotechnology.He has a Doctorate in Educational Administration, Master of Arts in Mana...


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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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