Kel McQueen – Author & Independent Filmmaker

Kel McQueen, Author & Independent Filmmaker

Kel McQueen, Author & Independent Filmmaker

Kel McQueen is a 23-year old writer and documentary filmmaker, and currently attends Full Sail University. Her passion in life is to inspire people, especially young people like herself. Her goal is to change this world, one project at a time. About a year ago, as her birthday was nearing, the thoughts of her father began to once again cloud her mind as she wondered where he might be today. The views of her own life and how she missed her father, altered a lot of her thoughts about men. She then focused on the world around her and realized that at the time, she did not know any women; including her own mother, grandmother, and close friends that had an actively involved father in their lives. As time passed with extensive research, she was convinced on the importance of having a father figure in a little girl’s life, and how common this problem had become. That’s when she made it her mission to bring awareness to the situation.

Salkis Re – Whimsical Artist & Painter

Profile-SalkisReSalkis Re confesses that she is a 40-year-old girl who was raised in New York City,  but, topped off with  a Caribbean culture and “Up North” swag. She is an artist/painter who loves to make whimsical characters for the little girl within all women. She started out painting as a hobby but it wasn’t until she had plans for writing a relationship book that this painting thing took on a life of it’s own. Her intent was to create characters for each chapter of her book, but when she started fleshing out the paintings, she forgot all about her book! She says, “The art consumed me. Now I paint full time, burning the midnight oil as I put brush to canvas or in this case wood, which is the surface I use for all my paintings. As of now, I only paint  young girls or ladies of color; but, I hope to expand to painting all races of girls.”

Tamika Newhouse – Kisses Don’t Lie

Tameka NewhouseTamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications at the age of 21. Tamika appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self-Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only nine months after her debut novel. In 2010, she was inducted into Who’s Who in Black San Antonio, and landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. In 2011, her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology; as well, Tamika won, for the second time, Self-Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

Molesey Knox-Brunson – The Queen Code

A Queen’s Journey – Everything that we need to reach our fullest expression is already within us.  We arrive encoded with who we’re destined to be.  Our job is to decipher and unlock our Queen Code.” That’s the message Molesey Knox-Brunson shares – and the message she lives.  Despite her humble beginnings, growing up in an underprivileged neighbor-hood in Florence, South Carolina, Molesey believed in a greater destiny and she was determined to find it. Using her passion as a guide, Molesey began competing in

Tameka & Michael Selders – I Love Me Some Us

Tameka Prude Selders is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and a proud alumnus of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge.  She received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Dallas Baptist University and possesses over 12 years of teaching experience.  Her true specialty and passion reside in Special Education and Differentiated Instruction.  She is a supporter of the constructive classroom, and she travels around the country motivating other teachers to think “Beyond the Box.” Tameka first began exploring her love for

Sheri & Corey Crawley – Pretty Brown Girl Doll

Sheri Crawley, CEO and Founder of Pretty Brown Girl LLC, and the Pretty Brown Girl Foundation is a native Detroiter and a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Marketing. Sheri is an experienced and trusted voice empowering young women with a message of inspiration. She has been an entrepreneur for over 13 years, and has trained thousands of individuals across the country. She is passionate about her mission to encourage, inspire and empower girls to love themselves and their community.  Her greatest joy comes from her family, her two beautiful daughter’s ages 6 and 8 and her loving husband of 15 years. 

Eshe Faizah – The Herb Lady

Herbalist, Organic Master Gardener, Herbal/Nutritional Counselor, Kinesiologist, Author. “I consider myself a channel for people to heal themselves. My work reminds me that when we are given good food & herbs, and as such, our bodies have the power to heal themselves. Our bodies want balance. I’ve been blessed to tactfully combine the wisdom of nature with research and observation.” The implementation of this philosophy has been the foundation that has made Eshe Faizah one of the most well-respected, results-oriented professionals in the holistic health industry. Known internationally as The Herb Lady, Faizah’s ever present connection to her Mississippi Herbalist Aunt & Uncle inspired Faizah’ Legacy Herbal blends, Aunt Henrietta’s Lung Tonic and Uncle Peter’s Azzafizzity Cough Stop, honor those tall-walkers who, to this day, guide her on her healing journey.  Multitalented and exceptionally gifted, Faizah has earned a reputation for excellence and is highly sought after to share her expertise.

Deidre Goodwin – Chicago Cell Block Tango

Deidre Goodwin was born on September 15, 1969 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. If her face looks familiar to you, it’s because she has been in eight Broadway shows: Chicago (Velma Kelly) and the hit movie Chicago with Queen Latifah, Katherine Zeta-Jones, and R&B singer Mya, A Chorus Line (Sheila Bryant), Nine (Our Lady of the Spa), The Boys From Syracuse, Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl), and The Rocky Horror Show. She also appeared in the original productions of Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, and created the role of Velma in Never Gonna Dance. Films include the Oscar-winning Chicago as Merry Murderess June, Half-Nelson, and Across the Universe. Deidre is currently featured in the film Every Little Step that documents the history of the musical A Chorus Line. She appeared as DeBORah, winner of the MILF Island episode of “30 Rock.” Other television credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “Rescue Me,” “Life on Mars,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Conan O’Brien,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “The View,” “Good Morning America” as well as three appearances on the Tony Awards.