Terrance L. Barber Interview
Terrance L. Barber born October 3, 1980 in Tallahassee,Florida. A devoted father, business man , and advocate for prosperity for all people in the local community. Graduate of Rickards High School , Tallahassee Community College , and current Sociology major with a minor in business administration at Florida A&M University. He grew up helping his dad with his drywall business "The Wall Doctor" where he got a first hand look at the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and business ownership. He went on to start several small businesses of his own, Super Clean South Side Auto Detailing and Heart of the City Entertainment promotional group all while assisting his uncle with the operations of Xclusive Vip Clothing store. He took a brief break from business ownership and took a sales opportunity at Tallahassee Dodge Chrysler Jeep where he has worked now for three years.
Late 2016 he decided to jump back in the saddle and began Terrance L. Barber LLC and simultaneously birthed "Working Class Wednesday" a networking mixer for other local businesses to network and exhibit their brands. Through "Working Class Wednesday" Barber with the aide of another local business owner Ms.Ayla Madison of Power Productions, have created a marketing platform like no other in which through social media and other entities have been able to assist over 150 local businesses spread the word about what it is they do and what they have to offer. Promoting positive community and economic growth has been the catalyst that has pushed Barber's brain child to the forefront of networking mixers and trade shows in the Tallahassee area.
If asked Barber adamantly gives all credit to God for his recent successes and describes himself as an unworthy vessel chosen by God to " do a little good " in the community! Although only a few months in Terrance L. Barber LLC and "Working Class Wednesday" have gained notoriety in many ways . Most recently Barber was nominated by The Leon County Board of Commissioners to sit on the " Tallahassee Leon County Minority, Women, and Small Business Citizens Advisory Committee. In short Barber works hard to aide in the prosperity of others and clearly sees the need of supporting the local economy in an effort to stimulate the local community. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for him in the future!
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Inventor Algenon Ashford Interview
“I wanted to be able to capture all of my great ideas, but I did not want to have to take a break from whatever I was doing in order to write my ideas down. I thought that it would be great if I could speak my ideas out loud, and my invention would write it all down.” Algenon Ashford-Inveor/Owner
The idea for the “Algenon’s Personal Diary” came to Mr. Ashford knowing it is much easier to speak into a device versus having to write everything down. With the proposed “Algenon’s Personal Diary”, a person could upgrade their mobile device or computer to a voice–interactive approach to creating information and communication content.
Mr. Ashford is single, and he works as a contractor. Previously, he worked in sales. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the Fayetteville State University. In his available leisure time, he enjoys reading and traveling.
The “Algenon’s Personal Diary” is Mr. Ashford’s first attempt at submitting an invention to industry. Depending upon how this project progresses, he might someday again consider another invention to pursue.
Contact Mr. Algenon Ashford at Algenonashford@gmail.com or 240-375-1417
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Brian Keith Wyatt, JR Interview
Brian is a veteran, social innovator and multi-disciplined marketing expert from the South Side of Chicago, IL. He is a highly sought-after business consultant with over 12 years of experience in marketing, business development and information technology and communications. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an MBA Candidate at Keiser University. Brian is also a certified business mentor that enjoys coaching entrepreneurs to reach their fullest potential.
Brian founded B-EZ Graphix, a multimedia marketing agency with a strong social focus, while attending college in Champaign, Illinois in 2004. His vision is for B-EZ Graphix to support economic development by making marketing easy and affordable for small businesses and nonprofits. B-EZ Graphix consists of a team of experienced marketing professionals offering a single-source solution for branding, design, advertising, public relations and web solutions. Brian believes that growing small businesses and having a robust social impact will foster job creation and civic engagement in local communities. He believes that this will, in turn, decrease unemployment and solve many other social problems. To further this aim, B-EZ Graphix has contributed over $5,000 in sponsorships, donations and in-kind services to the local Tallahassee community in 2016.
Brian strongly believes that there are business solutions to community problems. His creative and charismatic approaches to help people start and grow businesses are centered around community involvement. He remarks that, “No matter how much or how little your business grows, there is no better way to achieve sustainable growth than to have a strong social impact in the community you serve.”
Brian is highly sought-after as a trusted advisor for Marketing, Creative Services and Information Technology for several organizations to include his church, Love & Faith Community Church (Tallahassee, FL), LifeStyleHer (New Jersey), Mind Your Black Business (Houston, TX), Fresh Touch Publicity (Memphis, TN), Official Anais Public Relations (Chicago, IL), #WSAATL (Atlanta, GA) and Frenchtown Heritage Hub (Tallahassee, FL). Since then, he has been a key figure in the development of over 1,200 business brands. Brian is committed to partnering his clients with their community using the depth of his valuable expertise. He is determined to cultivate inspiring visions with creative direction in business development. His design philosophy is centered on the idea that “design creates usability, without usability it is just art.” He combines his strategic marketing experience, artistic creativity and ingenuity with information technology applications to develop effective branding and marketing campaigns to achieve business objectives. Brian is determined to help communities grow by using his experience and expertise to connect them with the private sector of corporations that have the resources to sustain them.
Recognized by the National CEO of Air Force Sergeant’s Association for effectively executing the marketing communications plan to reach over 23,000 people for the Central Georgia Chapter.
Brian was commended by the Regional Director of H&R Block for coordinating and executing marketing strategies that increased new client growth in the Middle Georgia District for the first time in 11 years.
Mind Your Black Business honored Brian in their Business of the Week Spotlight on www.mindyourblackbusiness.com.
Selected to be a speaker and workshop coordinator for Design Week Tallahassee in the Fall of 2017.
Certified by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for completing the Art & Science of Grant Writing for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Recognized by the Leon County and the City of Tallahassee Consortium Interlocal Agreement as a Minority Business Enterprise owner.
Recognized by Florida Department of Management Services, Office of Supplier Diversity as a Florida Veteran and Minority Business Enterprise owner.
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Brother Agyei Tyehimba Interview
Agyei Tyehimba is an educator, activist and author from Harlem, N.Y. Agyei is a former NYC public schoolteacher, co-founder of KAPPA Middle School 215 in the Bronx, NY, and co-author of the Essence Bestselling book, Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler, published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster. In 2013, he wrote The Blueprint: A BSU Handbook, teaching Black student activists how to organize and lead. In April of 2014, he released Truth for our Youth: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens. In 2015, he wrote My Two Cents: Unsolicited Writings on Race, Politics, and Culture. Agyei has appeared on C-Span, NY1 News, and most recently on the A&E documentary, “The Mayor of Harlem: Alberto ‘Alpo’ Martinez.” Currently, He runs his own business publishing books, public speaking, and teaching Black people how to organize and fight for empowerment. He is the founder and Director of Harlem Liberation School and the YouTube channel Black Liberation University.
Agyei earned his Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Syracuse University, his Master’s Degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and his Master’s Degree in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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My name is Ericka Cromartie, I am the head Girls’ Basketball Coach at FAMU DRS. My job is geared to teach the young ladies at FAMU DRS, basketball skills, life skills, and to give them exposure to the game of basketball.
I am a former baby rattler, and I have the opportunity to teach Physical Education and coach high school girls’ basketball at my alma mater. I graduated from FAMU DRS in 2001, and after graduation I attended Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama where I played basketball for four years. Upon graduating from Miles College, I returned to the state of Florida to attend The Florida State University where I received a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. I also received a Master’s Degree in Sport Management at the Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. Furthermore, I began teaching and coaching basketball in 2008, while I was working at Crossroad Academy Charter School in Quincy Florida.
In 2014-15, I began coaching basketball at FAMU DRS, where my team won the 2A State Championship. At this time, I was voted “2A Coach of the Year.” By 2015-16, my team won back to back State Championships, and I was voted “2A Coach of the Year” again. Finally, I truly thank GOD for giving me the opportunity and the will to teach and coach students to become the best they can possibly be. In 2017 Ericka Cromartie led her team back to the state championship for the third time, becoming the first team of any sport in Tallahassee, FL to win three championships in a row. Coach Cromartie was also named the 3A Women's Basketball Coach of the Year; this makes her third coach of the year award in a row.
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Mr. Wayne B. Chandler Interview
Judge Madeline Haikala ruled that the whites in Jefferson County, Alabama could succeed from the school system, removing the white children from the black children. (Click the button below for the full story)
What if I told you that the white population in your town wanted nothing to do with educating your child, and will leave you to educate your own, what would you do? Black people in America have shown how brilliant we are since we first made contact with these lands 1,000's if years before Columbus got lost. If you were able to educate your children without the interference of white supremacy would you take advantage of the opportunity? We literally are who we have been waiting for. Black Americans have literally made America a world power by using our intelligence to create inventions that changed the world, inspired nations and created culture after our culture was stolen from us. We are second to no one and we do not need to depend on any other groups of people to survive. Tune in to learn our thoughts as well as learn some possible solutions to help us realize we already have everything we need.
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