Posts tagged Community Issues - African-American
Sandra Elaine Scott, Award-Winning Author & International Speaker

Award-Winning Author Sandra Elaine Scott is an International Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Life Coach who inspires joy and specializes in helping individuals turn their someday dreams into today’s reality with her unique blend of powerful, captivating stories, positive strategies and practical action steps.

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Yesenia Hernandez, Children's Author

Yesenia Hernandez is a cosmetologist who specializes in curly hair. She loves educating people on the subjects she knows best which are curls, writing, vegan cooking, gardening, and traveling. Hernandez is an avid reader and is always helping those who cannot help themselves. One thing that stands out about Hernandez is her get-it-done attitude and love of life.

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Malik Abdul-Khaliq, Author, Expert on Islam, Expert on Ethnic Studies, Expert on African-American Studies, Professional Speaker, and Published Poet

Malik Abdul-Khaliq is a scholar of Islamic studies, ethnic studies, and education. He is the author of a blog-site containing essays, poetry, literary criticism, and critical pedagogy.

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Katherine V. Stevens, Poet, Photographer, and Novelist

My presentations are varied based on the desires of the group. As I facilitate Brush Creek Writers in Hillman, I am available to organize poetry workshops for a variety of age levels. Tucks and Me allows the discussion of a variety of topics from the history of the per-revolutionaary period, to how a community can band together in times of need, to the issue of Native Americans and their treatment by those who landed on their shores, religious prejudice, the plight of the worker and more.

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James Tate, Author, Speaker, Holistic Wellness Practitioner

Tate is the author of the children’s series titled The Kool Kids & The Land of The Giants, which motivates, educates, and inspires children and their families to defeat the “giants” that have invaded their life/land. Giants such as Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Depression, etc. 

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Kenneth Braswell, Children's Book Author, Family Engagement & Fatherhood Speaker, Documentarian

As Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated (FI), a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood and established in 2004, Kenneth Braswell and FI have a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement.

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Maggy Williams, Children's Author and Speaker

“I’m Mixed is a simple story which approaches how we describe ourselves from an early age, from the perspective of a young girl who has a black father and a white mother. It encourages children to embrace their appearance without labeling themselves as one race or another. In an increasingly diverse world, acceptance, inclusion and self-awareness are imperative, and Maggy Williams gives us a great starting point for conversation.”
Lori Siesto, MME-MT, MT-BC, author, educator and music therapist

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Patricia M. McClure-Chessier , Award-Winning Author, Educator, and Speaker

Patricia M. McClure-Chessier has been in the health care industry for almost 25 years. She holds a MBA, MPA, and Bachelors Degree in Psychology. McClure-Chessier is presently a Hospital Administrator at one of the largest Psychiatric Facilities in Illinois and an Adjunct Professor.

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Artika Tyner, Children's Author, Professional Speaker

Dr. Artika Tyner (a.k.a. Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire) is a passionate educator, an award-winning author, a civil rights attorney, a sought-after speaker, and an advocate for justice who is committed to helping children discover their leadership potential and serve as change agents in the global community. She is the founder/CEO of the Planting People, Growing Justice Leadership Institute.

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