Fluent in ALL things media, Kris Campbell is an uprising media phenomenon. Native of the royal port city of Mobile, Al, Kris has dedicated his life to the art of communication, entertainment, and philanthropy. A Fall 2016 MA candidate of Texas Southern University, Kris continues his love for communication by studying Professional Communication and Digital Media. Today, at only age 23, Kris has credits as a radio, television, and media personality, as well as, an event host. He's worked with BET, REVOLT, Kris is the owner of ALL Things Kris, LLC. Under the umbrella of multi-business falls www.TheKrisCampbell.com , a blog dedicated to the black millennial male that highlights black male excellence and aides in the positive reconstruction of their image and story, Konnor Brooklyn Apparel, a newly launched clothing line,named after his niece in hopes to ignite awareness of premature birth through fashion and the urban culture, All Things Print, a t-shirt printing company, and Lyfe Full of Promise, a mock nonprofit that caters to at risk youth through the arts and three phases: self-identity, mentorship/networking, and action! After graduation, Kris plans to relocate to Atlanta, GA to continue building a his media empire. Definitely stay on the lookout. This guy's got next.
Deborah Ayorinde has lived and traveled around the world. She was born in London, grew up in San Jose, California, and then traveled to the East Coast to continue her education and develop her blossoming artistic career.
Deborah graduated with honors from Howard University with a Bachelors of Arts in Film Production. Her credits include, but are not limited to, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Game of Silence (NBC), Sleepy Hollow (FOX), Constantine (NBC), Necessary Roughness (USA), Luke Cage (Netflix), and the upcoming feature film Girl Trip (2017). In addition to acting and modeling, Deborah is also passionate about directing, writing, and fashion.
An influencer, media personality and serial digital entrepreneur, Christen Rochon engages women around the world with her genuine approach celebrating a well-balanced digital lifestyle. A broadcast industry veteran, Christen's authority in media, fashion and technology has been solidified through her 10+ broadcast marketing career in and her role as Digital Lifestyle Expert contributing to Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise and TV One. With the award-winning "style meets technology” brand DivasandDorks.com leading the way, Christen continues to build & cultivate additional lifestyle channels in automotive, travel, culinary arts, and STEM programs to more holistically connect style and technology empowered living for all.
Desiree Hadley is a graduate of Rutgers University, a mom, makeup artist and the owner of Urban Girl Media Group LLC. Her media group encompasses her blog, which is an online magazine called Urban Girl Magazine, Urban Girl TV, and will soon provide public relations services to future clients.
Desiree’s blog Urban Girl Magazine reaches a demographic of women of color between the ages of 18-44. Urban Girl Magazine often feature women writers from around the country who have a story or an experience to share to their readers.
Before the age of 30 Desiree has been featured on 2 panels this year and was nominated for the Community Mogul Award, in her hometown of Newark, NJ. She spoke to fellow conscious women on how to stay inspired and to follow their dreams this summer on the Conscious Queens panel in New York City, and on the Media Gems panel alongside other young women in media in Harlem, NY.
Desiree was nominated for the Community Mogul UBUNTU Award in her hometown of Newark, NJ this past fall which was presented by Them Cloud Kids. As her business grows so does she along with her deep desire to inspire other women to follow their dreams and to reach their goal. Desiree is still a budding entrepreneur with goals of becoming a distinguished media brand.
Elijah Boothe, the youngest of five children, was raised in New Jersey. At the age of 7, Elijah showed vocal promise when performing his first solo in front of the entire church. His parents, knew that after seeing him walk down the aisles with the mic in one hand - pointing at the congregation passionately while singing, that he was destined for greatness. In 2013 Elijah booked his first major role portraying Michael Duprey on CBS Golden Boy, executive produced by Greg Berlanti. Elijah absorbed everything he could while working alongside actors like Theo James, and Chi McBride. While most teens would feel nervous or intimidated by working with such big names, Elijah felt a sense of comfort, as if he had been working on set his entire life.
Shortly after, he went on to book other roles like A&E Unforgettable with La La Anthony, produced by John Bellucci, and CBS Blue Bloods with the legendary Tom Selleck. He most recently completed work on Marvel's new Netflix series, Luke Cage, produced by Cheo Hodari Coker and Jeph Loeb, portraying Young Cottonmouth. Working alongside legends like Alfre Woodard, Frankie Faison, and Mahershala Ali, has inspired Elijah to never stop fighting for success. Elijah has also drew major attention in the fashion world by curating the online style magazine, AmbitiousCommanders.com with his brother, Jordan Boothe. However, Ambitious Commanders is more than just a name, its a style movement striving to influence ambition, confidence, and determination, all while helping others enhance their personal style. As a result of launching Ambitious Commanders, they have been featured in publications like the New York Times, Ebony Magazine, WWD, Pause Magazine, Italian Style Corrier, GQ Report, Four Pins, etc, for having "The Most Inspirational Looks" during New York Fashion Week and Mens Fashion Week.
Reggie Lochard is an Actor/Producer with his own Production company, RAL Productions. Reggie produced his first film under that company 2 years ago, making major noise in the industry. This House was the title of his first film and it managed to get accepted into the Chicago International Film Festival 2015 as well as the Miami International Film Festival for 2015.
Reggie hopes to be a force within the film industry, following the footsteps of some of his idols; Oprah, Tyler Perry and Ava Duvernay.
Scorpio chick who loves thick conversations about the pursuit of inner/outer wellness, dope girl magic, amazing concealers, social constructs and Kim Kardashian’s soul.
To me success is creating an ever-growing satisfaction with your quality of life and/or being reincarnated into a red starburst.
I'm also a part of the on-air squad for SiriusXM's Sway In The Morning show on Shade45 and I'm very thankful for that gig. Many people have dubbed my thoughts on human interest topics and pop culture as zany, yet thoughtful. I guess that's a good thing because it's led to hosting, commentary and correspondence opportunities with: Conde Nast, MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, Essence LIVE, Fuse and REVOLT.
Another fun fact: before journeying to radio, I worked as a full-time editor at VIBE and have written for publications such as: Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Essence, Complex and many more.