Aretha Franklin’s Funeral service will begin at 9am ET in Detroit, and will be a 6 hour long service with performances and speeches from some of the most influential people in the world. Watch the entire service live here 9am ET: ALSO CHECK OUT: Here is The Full Program For Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Service On Friday, […]

Melanie Pratt, Praise 100.9 Midday On-Air Personality & Music Coordinator Melanie Pratt has spent her life in gospel. From singing it to marketing it, she counts it a privilege to be able to work with the music and the message that she loves and believes in. She lives and works between the contrasting worlds of the […]

Yolanda Troutman, Lawyer & Founder of iSpeak Now Yolanda M. Trotman is a native North Carolinian. She has been a Charlottean for 20 years. She was born and raised in High Point North Carolina and is the youngest of three children. Yolanda graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and she […]

Vi Lyles, Charlotte City Council, Mayor Pro-Tem Vi Lyles is a two-term City Council member and the current Mayor Pro-Tem. Vi’s career with the city spans more than 40 years. Serving in the role, she has been advocate for growing jobs, building transportation choices, and increasing affordable housing options. Vi played a key role in budget […]

Cheryl Emanuel, Senior Health Manager Mecklenburg County Health Department Office of Community Engagement Cheryl Emanuel has dedicated 32 years of her professional career to public health and community development. Emanuel currently serves as a senior health manager for the Mecklenburg County Health Department’s (MCHD) Office of Community Engagement. She has managed health prevention initiatives with a focus on improving the health and quality of life […]

Patrice Johnson – Owner/CEO Virtual Illustrations After working for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for 13 years and leaving a role in Process Management, Patrice founded Virtual Illustrations, a graphic design company in Charlotte NC. She has been in business since for 12 years executing creative solutions to get her clients noticed. That goal is achieved through logo and […]

Olympia D, Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte Assistant Program Director, Midday Personality (Old School 105.3 As an the Assistant Program Director for Radio One, Olympia D assists in managing Old School 105.3, Praise 100.9 and 92.7 The Block in Charlotte NC. She is also known as the Midday Diva, giving listeners a great companion while […]

LaWanna Mayfield, Charlotte City Council District 3 LaWana Mayfield is dedicated to make Charlotte a City that treats everyone equally, fairly and with dignity. A Democrat, LaWana proudly represents District 3 on the Charlotte City Council. She was elected in 2011 and is serving her third term, which began December 2, 2015. Mayfield was appointed by Charlotte’s Mayor […]

Lady Kimberly Jacobs The Rock Worship Center COGIC Lady Kim Jacobs was raised by her single mother, Ella Spratley in a place called “The Bottom” in Newport News, VA. Her father is Bishop Elijah Jackson. Her mother instilled in her that she could be anything she dreamed to become. As a result of that teaching, […]

Chirl Girl, Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte Local Host & Producer for The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Get Up Morning with Erica Campbell, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, On-Air Personality (Old School 105.3) The Chirl Girl Show can be heard Sundays, 10am-3pm on Old School 105.3 WOSF, the highest-ranking Urban Adult Contemporary radio station in […]

Nikita Devereaux, SIMPLY VIRTUAL Business Productivity Consultant Nikita Devereaux is a Business Productivity Consultant who inspires companies and individuals to LIVE & WORK smarter – through the application of virtual teams and technologies. Her company, SIMPLY VIRTUAL™ helps leaders and organizations leverage people and technology to build, lead and manage high performing flexible teams. Ms. […]

LaToya Broadie, Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte Director of Marketing & Promotions LaToya Whitt Broadie is Director of Marketing & Promotions for Radio One, Inc. – Charlotte (Old School 105.3, Praise 100.9, 92.7 The Block). In this position, she manages the creative imaging and development of events and promotions for the Radio One, Inc. Charlotte […]