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NIU Black Male Initiative Founder Dom Bramlet is Today’s Honoree

​​The group currently known as Black Male Initiative began as a mentoring project for regularly admitted African-American male students. Don Bramlett, the groups founder and faculty advisor, looked to create a mentoring program to combat the problem of African-American males … Continue reading

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21st Century Dads Foundation President David Hirsch is Today’s Honoree

At a time when 24 million kids across America are growing up without their dads, David Hirsch and his 21st Century Dads Foundation have taken to the road for the inaugural Dads Honor Ride – a 21-day, 2,100-mile bike ride … Continue reading

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Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger Raijean Stroud is Today’s Honoree

Raijean Stroud is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai reports the latest trends in fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes: entertainment, travel, tech, family, dining … Continue reading

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Pastor Kendall Granger of New Life Community Church is Today’s Honoree

New Life Community Church is a testimony to the power of God and His desire to reach people in the St. Louis Metro-East area. In September, 2000 a young pastor named Kendall Granger was led by the Lord with a … Continue reading

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Valante Grant of The By Design Network is Today’s Honoree

Valante byDesign is the founder of The byDesign Network and LIFE! byDesign Media. A passionate writer, Valante authors three columns for Examiner.com: The Chicago City Guide Examiner, The Chicago Home-Based Business Examiner and The Chicago African-American Community Examiner. She also … Continue reading

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Jerry Wright the Director of Student Support Services at Northern Illinois University is Today’s Honoree

Jerry Wright is the Director of Student Support Services at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He has been in his current position for the past 16 years. He has also held TRiO positions as the Assistant Director of Upward … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois University Associate Athletics Director Monique Bernoudy is Today’s Honoree

Monique Bernoudy enters her eighth year as Northern Illinois Associate Athletics Director and Director of NIU’s CHAMPS / Life Skills Programs and 16th year overall on the DeKalb campus. Bernoudy is the life skill and community service liaison for Huskie … Continue reading

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