Jamé Jackson is a freelance writer, style influencer and motivational speaker originally from the Washington, D.C. area. Aside from fashion and beauty, Jamé is an advocate for diversity of women in the entertainment, media and communication fields. Her love for women self-empowerment and specifically #Blackgirlmagic prompted Jamé to found Theblondemisfit.com, an online destination for anyone who loves fashion, beauty and career advice.
Her community service work as well as promotion of #BlackGirlMagic has been featured in FashionBombDaily, Essence, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post. She is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Community Coalition for Haiti (CCW), ColorComm, and the New York Women in Communications (NYWC). At 23 years old, she says the only thing she has to do in this world is, "inspire and stir up other people to live their best lives. God has blessed the fruits of my labor, and if I can positively shape even one person's life, my life will not have been in vain."
Jessica otherwise known as Thee Shopaholic is more than everyone's favorite shopping partner. She is thee person you want to have in your Rolodex when you need to be styled. A wardrobe stylist by definition Jessica is great at creating fashion stories and directing photo shoots.
Being a stylist involves much more than having a creative eye, She curates and organizes shoots and personal style consultations for clients and offices. You can find Thee Shopaholic mostly curating images for brands like Kira Nacole, and collaborating with other fashion companies like Dauxilly and Waistful Beads to name a few.
Her eye for fashion editorials is what she takes to the streets when she handles her personal styling clients. Jessica likes to style her clients in ways that speak to their own personal style, rather than dress everyone in the latest fashion trends. Everyone's style is different. She finds the best way to dress them in things they already like to wear. When she is not on set at a photoshoot you can find her blogging about a fashion event or attending a runway show in the city. New York is thee fashion capitol and her home. Her portfolio speaks for itself but she can show you better than her bio can tell you.
RICHARD SCOTT BROOKSHIRE
Richard Scott Brookshire III is a Queer Haitian-American writer, political commentator, and strategist whose work focuses on racial, political and economic equity. His writing centers identity and public policy discourse. He currently manages the Leadership Institute at the esteemed Council of Urban Professionals - an organization dedicated to racial and gender parity at the highest levels of corporate America. He is a veteran of the United States Army, having served as an Infantry Combat Medic from 2009 to 2016. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Fordham University with a B.A. in Political Science and holds an MPA in Urban Politics and Governance from Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs. Richard currently co-hosts Reparations Podcast, available on iTunes.
Corinne Cuttino, better known as MAVEN, is a writer, editor, correspondent and stylist based in Washington, D.C. In June 2013, MAVEN joined Love and Hip Hop New York star, Yandy Smith-Harris', brand Everything Girls Love, LLC, where she began as a staff writer. Quickly moving her way up, MAVEN was soon promoted to Associate Fashion Editor and Style Correspondent where she has had the opportunity to interview celebrities such as Towanda Braxton, Kim Kimble, Lisa Nicole Cloud and many more! MAVEN's dream is to one day join a television network where she would handle red carpet and fashion coverage for major events and live telecasts. You can find her online interviews and written bodies of work on www.everythinggirlslove.com.
Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and founder of the award winning site, My Fab Finance where she helps millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. She is also the co-founder and CFO of a Chicago based FinTech app, FOAM, that is changing the way students experience and pay for college.
Tonya was deemed the "New Face of Wealth Building" by Black Enterprise magazine and was selected as a Modern History Maker by TV One. Her work has been featured in Glamour, Women’s Day, EBONY, Marie Claire, and on Forbes, Business Insider, and Buzzfeed. She is the host and executive producer of the web-series Fab Finance with Tonya for Centric and is the creator of the #BanishTheBalance challenge, a debt elimination challenge that helped over 4,000 participants pay off more than $210,000 of debt in sixty days.
Igee Okafor, 22 is the Editor, and Founder of www.igeeokafor.com, the Lifestyle Blog. A destination for lifestyle enthusiasts to learn, and create all round conversation about Menswear, Grooming, Food, Travel, Design, and Architecture. Igee was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. After educational opportunities that allowed him to experience culture in Paris, and Spain, he moved to Hampton, Virginia to further the the learning experience. In 2013, he moved to New York City to attend St. John's University where he currently studies Business, and Marketing.
With a keen interest, and enthusiasm for cultural endeavors that lie in music, fashion, travel, and food, Igee Okafor started contributing articles as an intern for Jones Magazine, and The Source in the spring of 2014. In 2015, he worked directly under Co Owner of Nylon Media and CEO of Socialyte, Daniel Saynt as a Marketing Intern. In continuing efforts to tackle digital marketing, Igee Okafor's work experience advanced in digital marketing at The 88. Currently, Igee Okafor is the social media director for Citizen Cashmere Paris.
Andrew Shade has a burning passion that lies in the arts. Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, he resides in the heart of Harlem, helping to lead the way in building a more diverse and knowledgeable audience in the theatre world. He is the Founder & Editorial Director of Broadway Black, a digital platform dedicated to highlighting the achievements and successes of African-American theatre artists on and off the Broadway stage. Broadway Black has taken the theatre industry by storm & has been endorsed by the likes of Ben Vereen, Jennifer Hudson, & Misty Copeland just to name a few.However, Shade feels the greatest achievement has been using his experience and knowledge of the industry to create a community celebrating his own. "There is no greater joy than fueling & inspiring those who once thought the theatre was a foreign place to which they were not welcome," he says. He lives the life of the Broadway Black slogan, and shows what can happen "When The Theatre Goes Dark."