Blue Accounting Tax and Consulting Enrolled Agent Roxanne Richardson is Today’s Honoree

Roxanne Richardson is an Enrolled Agent with over nine years of tax preparation experience. While initially, she planned to get a B.S. in Business Management and then attend law school, she changed her major of study to Financial Accounting after enrolling in her first accounting course. It was the wisdom of her professor Mr. Robert Gilmore, that helped her make this decision. He assured her of the right choice by stating, “An accountant can be a manager, but a manager can not be an accountant.”

This is just as true now as it was then. Roxanne received her Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting and, three months after graduating in May of 2012, started work as the Restricted Funds Accountant at J.F. Drake State Technical College. She went on to receive her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting in December of 2015.

Roxanne started her tax preparation career as a young woman assisting a small family firm with data entry in 2011. She furthered her tax knowledge in 2015 while working at TurboTax as a Tax Expert, assisting clients all over the United States with the preparation of their tax returns. Roxanne realized she helped clients get the tax benefits that their lack of tax law knowledge would have kept them from taking advantage of. With a heart to help, this was troubling to Roxanne.

In 2016 Roxanne realized there was a need for individuals and businesses to receive professional tax preparation and advice right from the comforts of their home. She founded Blue Accounting Tax & Consulting Firm LLC to provide just that.

Roxanne proved her superior knowledge of U.S. taxation by receiving her Enrolled Agent license in 2017. This allows her to provide clients with full representation before the IRS. There is no stopping us now!

Blue Accounting, Tax & Consutling Firm LLC is now serving hundreds of individuals and small businesses all over the United States. By providing industry knowledge and tax expertise to a wide range of clients, Roxanne is reaching her goal to help the citizens & residents of theUnited States take advantage of the savings provided in the tax code while maintaining great rapport with her clients. Our Clients call her The Accountant with The Skill & Personality.

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Ah Lip & Body Butter Owner DeWanda Evans is Today’s Honoree

AH Lip & Body Butter was created in 2011 from a swag bag at a Girls Night Out and I decided to experiment and made too much and gave it away to my clients in my salon AH Hair Spot and they came asking for more. My daughter took my product to work to share with her boss the owner of a high end consignment boutique wanted to purchase the entire product line and then the light came on and aggressive encouragement from my grandmother she told me to “Figure it Out” And I began selling at trade shows and craft markets.

I received an invite from Whole Foods Market, (3) scents Lavender, Peppermint and Unscented Body Butter and my product sold there for 3 years.

My Body Butter is a highly concentrated intense moisturizer. Handmade to overwhelm your skin with moisture to help hydrate, moisturize and revitalize your skin. 

Check out my Black Top Body Butter for Pain & Muscle Relaxation. To order Black Top please message me or email directly

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Hidden Empire Film Group Executive Team Deon Taylor, Roxanne Avent Taylor and Robert F. Smith are Today’s Honoree

Deon Taylor – Founder / Writer / Producer / Director

A prolific writer, filmmaker, director and idea generator, Deon Taylor is the founder of the production company Hidden Empire Film group, which he runs with his partner Roxanne Taylor, a visionary producer and executive, along with businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith.

Taylor recently produced and directed the taut thriller Fatale, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy; directed and produced the hit thriller The Intruder, starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy and Meagan Good, directed the hit feature Black and Blue, starring Academy Award Nominee Naomie Harris and Tyrese. His upcoming projects include the psychological thriller Don’t Fear, which completed principal photography during the pandemic; The House Next Door, the comedic sequel to the 2016 hit film Meet the Blacks; the sports action heist thriller Free Agents; the John Lewis biopic Freedom Ride and CJ Entertainment’s horror title Grave Hill.

Roxanne Avent Taylor – Co-Founder / Producer / Executive Producer

Roxanne Avent Taylor, producer and co-founder of the Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG) alongside director Deon Taylor, has been responsible for record-breaking content and bringing social justice campaigns to the forefront.

Under Roxanne’s leadership, HEFG has developed and produced an impressive slate of films. The Intruder starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy and Meagan Good, which opened at number two grossing an impressive $10.9M; the thriller Traffik, starring Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, and Omar Epps, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture as well as 2019 AMAA for Best Dispora Narrative Feature; and Black and Blue starring Academy Award Nominee Naomi Harris, Frank Grillo, Tyrese Gibson and Mike Colter. Taylor recently produced the psychological thriller Fatale starring two-time Academy Award®-winner Hilary Swank with Michael Ealy and Mike Colter. Upcoming projects include the psychological thriller Don’t Fear, which completed principal photography during the pandemic, the sports action heist thriller Free Agents and CJ Entertainment’s horror title Grave Hill.

Robert F. Smith – Executive Producer

Robert F. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, was on board as Executive Producer for HEFG before the first production had finished shooting. His financial backing of HEFG has allowed the indie film house to produce culturally relevant stories and begin to bring those stories to mainstream audiences. Smith and Taylor are also behind the Webby-award winning video podcast Black History in Two Minutes.

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Author and H.O.P.E. Ministries Inc. Executive Director Diedre Kedar is Today’s Honoree

Diedre Kedar is fiercely committed to serving people in ministry and the marketplace. She was first smitten by the “Helping Bug” during her sophomore year at Agnes Scott College. Since then she has gained over 22 years of knowledge, experience, and insight working in a variety of social service, government, community outreach, ministry, and personal caregiving settings. For the past fourteen years, she has served as Executive Director of H.O.P.E. Ministries Inc. and Program Administrator for HOPE Preparatory Group Home School for the past eleven years. Diedre has been instrumental in the development of multiple community outreach initiatives, and new programs and enhanced service delivery within and across multiple metro Atlanta ministries. She holds certifications from the Urban Youth Worker’s Institute and the National Family Life & Education Center.

Over the years Diedre has developed a unique ability to help ministries specifically, move from flat- lining to flourishing by developing a framework to position them for success. She has exhibited a passion to serve people in excellence. Her new book, Serve Like A Boss: 10 Commandments of Exceptional Customer Service for Ministry and Marketplace was birthed out of her desire to help other leaders do the same. The 10 Commandments in Serve Like a Boss can be applied in both ministry and the marketplace. In 2020, she founded Kedar Works Consulting, LLC which exists to elevate and enhance excellence within leaders in ministry or the marketplace through personal and professional development. Diedre is available to host team workshops or speak at your next event.

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inCity Magazine Publisher Christopher Thomas is Today’s Honoree

Christopher Thomas professional motto is “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work – he is the purpose of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to serve him.”

Dynamic, Balance and TOP-performing 25 + years of experience Marketing Executive with experience in sales, marketing, branding, public relations, promotions, field work and non-traditional marketing with high-caliber clients.

inCity Magazine is “A Reflection of Our Community” delivering lifestyle digital content regarding your city to national (perhaps the cities you have always wanted to visit). Content consist of local stories, fashion, business/finance, health/beauty, travel, technology and more!

Our Digital content makes over 9 million impressions each month. As we continue to grow, more impressions are made.

Articles are written by reporters and some content is from other reputable media outlets such as AP, Huffington Post and others.

Our Mission: To support communities by keeping them informed and inspired, by providing the ease and accessibility to stay connected, and by being a supplier of information every day.

To help our clients succeed in business through our local to national brands and trust that our proven ability is to provide effective marketing solutions.

Our Vision: To be the leading, trusted media and marketing solutions in a new digital era.

inCity Magazine is published by inMMGroup is a full-service marketing agency, offering clients a variety of options to ensure the proper message reaches the their targeted consumers. Services include marketing consultation, print and Web design, multimedia development, special event marketing and sales.

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Boyz 2 Men Development, Inc. Founder Shawna Love is Today’s Honoree

Boyz 2 Men Development Inc. a nonprofit entity, was founded in Columbus, Georgia in the year 2016 by Shawna Love and Kenneth Washington in response to youth related crisis in the state of Georgia.

Youth Mentoring

Unfortunately, so many young men stumble through life without guidance. Mentoring often involves tutoring or life skills training and coaching. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term and contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees. Studies show that youth with mentors have higher rates of high school graduation, are less likely to drop out of school and their behavior, attitudes, and relationships improve. Won’t you mentor a youth in need today?

Community Outreach & Education

We host community events to educate the community on issues that affect our youth and events to engage our youth and families.

M.A.T.C.H. Day Program

The M.A.T.C.H. day program is a M-F program where school aged youth K-12 can receive assistance from certified teachers, volunteers and tutors with their classwork, homework and literacy. All youth must be enrolled in an online or traditional school. It starts 10/5/20 and is FREE. 

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Busy Bee Accounting Services, LLC Owner Brandi Hills is Today’s Honoree for Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Brandi Hills is a CPA and the owner of Busy Bee Accounting Services, LLC, a financial services company that offers bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation and credit consulting services. She has managed actors and celebrities over the last 5 years and is an expert in client management. She is very passionate about teaching financial literacy and provides daily financial tips on all social media platforms @YourFavCelebrityCPA. She recently released her first book “Money Mindset Shift” on Amazon as she believes the key to wealth starts with your money mindset.

Brandi was raised in Baton Rouge, LA and graduated from the HBCU Southern University. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA. The best way to find out more about Busy Bee Accounting Services and to book a consultation is to view her website at

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Passionately Kreative Mobile Bakery CEO Jasmine Smith is Today’s Honoree

Being a North Philly native a lot of people associate Philly with greatthings such as the Eagles (Bird Gang), Rocky, and Timberland boots.However, one underrated thing at least in my book about Philly is the goodfood you can find.

This good food is not just limited to our culture butmany other cultures as well. It is one of the many reasons I love myhometown and one of the biggest things that contributed to my love for foodand culinary arts. I love culinary arts so much that I pursued andsuccessfully captured a degree as well as being the Owner and CEO ofPassionately Kreative mobile bakery.

I’m very big on bold flavors, family, and friends creating mouthwatering experiences that will make you reminiscent of some good old home cooked flavors. I don’t want this passion and joy I have for food to just be limited to me which is why I am spreading that love all over the Atlanta area.

So, join my family and take part in some of my delicious dessert options I have available because with me you will get a personal experience you will never forget

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Devereux Pocono Residential Manager Carol Lashley is Today’s Honoree

At Devereux, employees are heroes in every sense of the word, helping children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives. These committed and compassionate individuals humbly dedicate themselves to serving – and inspiring others. Devereux Pocono Residential Manager Carol Lashley was recently spotlighted                     

In your role, what are your main responsibilities?

I oversee the day-to-day operations of two group homes, and ensure services are being rendered at the highest levels. Specifically, my responsibilities include scheduling, payroll, budget reviews, staff training and development, mediation, as well as the review of incident reports and staff documentation.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is knowing I have given my best to those I serve. I pride myself in knowing I have made a contribution to the progress of the individuals in our care.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Slow down and delegate some of the responsibilities. My dad’s motto he has shared with me: “Many hands make light work.” In other words – share and delegate.

How do you demonstrate Servant Leadership principles on a daily basis?

I practice what I preach. If I’m going to lead my team, I must be able to do the responsibilities I have asked them to do.

What is one thing your colleagues don’t know about you?

I am very terrified of rodents.

Why are you a Healthcare Hero?

Serving in the human services industry has always been my career. Being an example to my staff is one of the principles I embrace. If I expect a staff member to complete a task, I must be able to do the same. WE ARE A TEAM!!

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Author and Real Estate Expert Joey Sheehan is Today’s Honoree

Joey Sheehan, author of OPEN HOUSE!, is an award-winning real estate agent with over thirty years of experience. She is affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors. After graduating with a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, she obtained an MA from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a PhD from Harvard University in Chinese intellectual history. Her first book, which was about the prominent Chinese scholar Wang Guowei (1877-1927), was published by Harvard University Press. She has written widely about both China and residential real estate in a variety of journals, newsletters, magazines, and newspapers.

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