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South African Producer and Director Odette Schwegler is Today’s Honoree

Listed among the 40 most influential people in South African media under 40, Producer/Director, Odette Schwegler is a content specialist with over two decades experience in directing and producing award-winning television. She has established herself as a successful business woman … Continue reading

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Drummer and Composer Dr. Mark Lomax, II is Today’s Honoree

“Lomax is the rare drummer who leaves you wanting more, leading his bandmates through a strikingly terse, brilliantly counterintuitive and ultimately joyous series of explorations.”- Lucid Culture Dr. Mark Lomax, II, critically acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist, and educator … Continue reading

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BUMI Founder Thérèse Ilunga is Today’s Honoree

Thérèse Ilunga was born in Kabozia, a remote village in DRC. She was one of 12 children and the eldest of eight girls in her family. Her parents insisted they attend school, so Thérèse walked more than seven miles a … Continue reading

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Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) Founder Dr. David Thompson is Today’s Honoree

Dr. David Thompson was the only surgeon at Bongolo Hospital in the jungles of Gabon. He faced the reality that if he died, or left the mission field, he would leave little legacy and would have made little impact on … Continue reading

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Nigerian Singer/Songwriter MARENIKAE is Today’s Honoree

With a name as iconic as the culture she represents, MARENIKAE is the embodiment of West African pride and culture, fused with the glamour and sophistication of old Hollywood.The statuesque Nigerian singer/songwriter is beyond multi-talented with current projects ranging from … Continue reading

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VETPAW Founder Ryan Tate is Today’s Honoree

Discovery’s Animal Planet and Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW), a U.S. nonprofit that employs U.S. Veterans to protect endangered wildlife teamed up for “Blood Ivory,” a historic and exciting documentary series that premiered Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/blood-ivory/ VETPAW … Continue reading

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The Soul Of My Footprints Founder Alfie B. Jelks is Today’s Honoree

Minister Alfie B. Jelks, the second child of three siblings who were reared in a single parent home by their mother, Laura West,was born March 14,1968 in Tuskegee,AL. He has one son. Alfie attended schools in the Muscogee County School … Continue reading

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