Today’s R&B and Old School
celebrates Women’s History Month: Highlighting women that impact our communities
Catering/Shuckin & Jivin
Erniisha Randolph the founder of Sweet Butter Hospitality Group
& Shuckin and Jivin Restaurant. She started Juanita’s Kitchen with her
grandmother in college and now owns a Catering Company, grocery products, Restaurant
Bendross Mindingall was the first chairperson of the Governor’s Commission on
African American Affairs. She developed the welfare-to-work program and many
more programs to unlock the doors of opportunity for hundreds of students,
teachers, and parents.
Vice Mayor Lisa Davis
running for Miami Gardens
woman Lisa C. Davis participated in the Miami Dade County Black Affairs
Advisory Board and the Commission for Women. She created an exhibit that recognized
women and their accomplishments in the areas of civic, educational, social and
specials events coordinator Perez Art Museum
Director for Miami-Dade County Black Advisory
CEO Miss Jessie’s Hair
Branch is the CEO of Miss Jessie’s Hair Care products, a multimillion dollar
hair care business for women with curly and kinky hair.
CEO CHAT - Cultural Heritage Association
Stephanie Jones created CHAT (Cultural Heritage Alliance for
Tourism) to broaden engagement and inclusion of small businesses, attractions,
and tour guides in Miami’s tourism ecosystem.
Brinkley serves as the Associate Administrative Judge of the Domestic Violence
Division in Miami-Dade County.
Judge Brinkley spends countless hours supporting and
mentoring the youth in our community, young professionals, lawyers.
CEO Venture Cafe /
Creator Nyah Project
Buchanan is the founding Executive Director of Venture Café Miami facilitating
sustainable growth, increased diversity and inclusion, and greater connectivity
within Miami’s innovation and startup community.
Leigh-Ann is the founder of the Nyah
Project, an exclusive fellowship which develops diverse youth leaders from
underserved communities through transformative experiences abroad.
Woodward Byer -
writer Blogging Black Miami
CEO- Luxe Fete Miami
Cadet James, founder of Luxe Fete Social, which provides a dinner party in a
box rental. We offer curated themed dinners that include anything and
everything one would need to be the ultimate host or hostess.
Drama Teacher / Norland Middle School
[Helped cast Oscar winning film moonlight ; stars in new
OWN series David makes Man]
Cidel is currently the director of the magnet theatre program at Norland Middle
School. Mrs Cidel is also the director of the award winning program, AileyCamp
Miami, held and sponsored by the Adrienne Arsht Center in conjunction with the
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.
Cash Jackson is an experienced Government Law attorney who has established a
strong reputation in the community for her leadership and commitment to civic,
charitable and professional organizations.
Owner Powell Health
Michelle Powell is a family medicine doctor. She is one of 44 doctors at
Jackson Health System-Miami who specialize in Family Medicine.
Dr. Wendy Ellis
Director of Honey Shine Foundation
Wendy Ellis is Vice President of Operations and Executive Director for Honey
Shine which is a mentoring program for girls and young women providing
nurturing experiences that enlighten their paths and empower their future.
Executive Director of
Latousha Daniels is the president and ceo of Miami Childrens
Initiative. She also funded LD Consulting, a firm that provides grant writing,
non-profit program development and evaluation, public relations and event
Director of UrgentInc.
Nelson is the Vice President and CEO of Urgent Inc, which is a Miami, FL based
youth and community development organization dedicated to empowering young
minds to transform their communities.
- 5000 Role Models
5000 Role Models of Excellence Project was founded in 1993 by Congresswoman
Frederica Wilson. The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Scholarship
Breakfast raises scholarship money for graduating seniors of the 5000 Role
Models of Excellence Project. The program, an in-school dropout prevention
mentoring program for boys ages 9-19, has awarded millions of dollars in
scholarships since it was founded.
Wright is a Grammy award winning singer who made hits during the '70s and '80s,
including, “Clean up woman”. She founded her own label, Mrs. B Records, in the
Betty has served as a mentor for several young singers.
Atty/ Motivational Spkr
Speaks is a Miami-based television host and attorney. Suzette is the founder of
the Fort Lauderdale Law Group, PLLC, a real estate and title law firm.
serves as president of the South Florida Black Journalists Association, a 30-
year old organization, where she represents journalists of color throughout the
- -Women of Color/Atty
Norris-Weeks is an attorney, business woman and community leader. In 1999, Norris-Weeks
started her law firm in offices located across from the Broward County
Courthouse and another in Rockledge, Florida.
-Former Mayor of Broward County
was elected to the Broward County Commission District 8 seat-serving the
culturally diverse population of South Florida. She is currently the Chair of
National Association of Counties’ Subcommittee on Medicaid and Indigent Care.
- Broward County School Board
Dr. Rosalind Osgood is an educator, humanitarian, and public servant . Dr. Mack
King Carter licensed Dr. Osgood as the first female preacher in the history of
the New Mount Olive Baptist Church.
she is the founder of Dr. Rosalind Osgood's Ministry
International and is an anointed itinerant preacher.
She is the CEO of
the Mount Olive Development Corporation for the past 16 years.
- Circle of One
McDowell is the CEO & President of Circle of One Marketing, a full-service
marketing agency, with expertise in African-American and Caribbean markets.
- Gabrielle Charles & Co. PR
Charles is a professional publicist, cosmetologist, and marketing coordinator. Gabrielle
Charles & Co. Events LLC is a full service luxury event, design &
lifestyle agency that caters to every aspect of your life.
Trayvon Martin Foundation
Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social
change. Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, Fulton has
become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the
country. She is also the founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation which is a
non profit organization whose main purpose is to provide both emotional and
financial support to families who have loss a child to gun violence.
- Honey Shine
Tracy Wilson Mourning founded the Honey Shine Mentoring
Program in 2002. Honey Shine holds bi-monthly workshops, field trips, and a
six-week summer camp for enrolled participants each year. Girls learn life-skills
lessons and educational experiences that include: health, nutrition, sex and
drug education, career mapping and academic enhancement.
Girl Fessionals Network
Davis is the creator of GIRLfessonals network. GIRLfessionals Network Inc.
dedicated to bringing women together to inspire, motivate, support and educate
each other through workshops and social events. Her brand is getting women
excited about being an entrepreneur as well as encourage all women especially
women of color to support and connect with like-minded women who only need a
chance to transform their lives through their dreams and visions.
- Embrace Girls Foundation
Lawrence is the CEO of Embrace Girls Foundation. The program's mission is to
provide a nurturing,safe environment where immediately after school, little
girls come to complete homework, receive private individualized tutoring
sessions as well as life and social skills training, and experiences.
- Miami Dade State Atty
Fernandez Rundle is Miami-Dade County’s and Florida’s first Cuban-American State
Attorney. She serves as head of the largest prosecutor’s office in the State
and the fourth largest in the nation.
- WSVN 7
Simmons is the co-anchor of the weekend editions of 7 NEWS at 5, 6, & 10.
She learned you can't go home again but you can be happy returning to a former
Vaughns is a Grammy-nominated poet who uses spoken word and beat poetry to
illustrate and speak on the issues many Black Miamians face.