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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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We Cancerve Movement Founder Grace Callwood is Today’s Honoree

Grace E. G. Callwood, age 15, is the founder and chairwoman of the board of advisors for the We Cancerve Movement, a foundation that creates giving opportunities that can be supported by the community, especially youth in the community, to … Continue reading

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Miss Black Arizona Marian Omidiji is Today’s Honoree

Marian Omidiji, the reigning Miss Black Arizona, has years of community service under her belt and aspires to be both a source of inspiration for young women of color and a distinguished leader in the country. She is a cum … 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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Sydney Paige Founder and CEO Courtney Brockmeyer is Today’s Honoree

With a passion for helping others, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong-willed nature to overcome barriers that many would tell her were impossible to break through, Courtney left the safety of the corporate world to launch her own Company.  With … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights Supporters Swizz Beatz and Comedian Monroe Martin are Today’s Honoree

May is a month marked by students celebrating academic feats and achievements. However, May is also National Foster Care Awareness Month, and for the more than 670,000 who spend time in U.S. foster care every year, the month of May … Continue reading

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Rutgers University Medical Student Stephanie Oh is Today’s Honoree

Stephanie Oh knows what it’s like to live at the poverty line. After graduating college with a degree in bioengineering, she volunteered for AmeriCorps and subsisted on food stamps. “This experience made me better understand the struggles people face trying … Continue reading

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