Journalist/Writer

Asahi Pompey

22 Apr: Stories We Love! Asahi Pompey Is the Gladiator We Should All Get to Know

Ask Asahi Pompey what she does for a living, and the answer isn’t so straightforward. On LinkedIn, she lists the titles of global head of corporate engagement at Goldman Sachs and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. To borrow a phrase from Bozoma Saint John, Pompey is a #badass, juggling the worlds of corporate America, motherhood, and philanthropy. She radiates wisdom, light, and positivity and is a fierce force of nature in stilettos, someone who understands…

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22 Apr: Meet Crystal Cranmore: Race and Culture Reporter for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News

SOURCE: ABC7NY Crystal Cranmore is the Race and Culture Reporter for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News, New York’s #1 News. Crystal is thrilled to be back home to tell your stories as a member of the legendary Channel 7 Eyewitness News Team – a dream come true! She was born in Manhattan and raised in Maplewood, N.J. Prior to joining WABC-TV, Crystal reported for KYW-TV in Philadelphia. She chased breaking news, covered general assignment and feature stories,…

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20 Jul: Joy Reid Makes Journalism History As The First Black Woman Primetime TV Anchor

Tune in tonight at 7:00 PM ET for the premiere of MSNBC’s new show “The ReidOut” with anchor Joy-Ann Reid.  Joy is making journalism history as the First Black Woman to anchor a Primetime TV Show.  She  replaces Matthews, who resigned back in March. Joy was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and her mother a college professor and nutritionist from Guyana. A  political commentator, Joy is…

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13 Mar: Anaya Willabus, New York’s Youngest Author, Publishes Her 4th Book at Age 12

Since 2015, Anaya Lee Willabus has been known for being the youngest author in the USA to publish the first chapter book at eight years old. Today, Anaya is twelve years old and has released her fourth book. The fourth book is part of a series called- ‘Make it Happen’- Anaya Willabus by Lightswitch Learning. The book talks about the many challenges Anaya faced and how she overcame them. Anaya hopes that other children would…

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10 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Melissa Noel – Global Award Winning Multimedia Journalist

Melissa Noel is an award-winning multimedia journalist. She produces video as well as print and online stories for NBCnews.com, Voices of NY, Ebony Magazine and Caribbean Beat Magazine. Melissa is also a contributing reporter for One Caribbean Television and The Huffington Post. Both domestically and internationally, she is dedicated to researching, writing, producing, and editing news stories that center on the experiences and critical issues impacting Caribbean and minority communities. Melissa’s in-depth news coverage spans the…

Malika Booker

07 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Malika Booker, Writer, Spoken Word and Multidisciplinary Artist

  Malika Booker is UK-based a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist of Guyanese and Grenadian heritage.  Her work spans literature, education, and cross-arts. My mother is from Grenada and my father is Guyanese and I spent my early childhood in Guyana before moving back to the UK. This dual heritage as well as growing up in both Guyana and London has played a big role on my writing. Malika has appeared worldwide both independently and with…

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08 Dec: She Rocks! Meet Okema Moore, Actress, Singer, Producer & Founder of Moore than Enuff, LLC

Okema Moore has conquered many of the things she set out to do in life.  Beginning in entertainment on the famous children’s show, Sesame Street, Okema knew at an early age that she wanted to sing and act. Over the years she has opened for classic artists including Joe and SWV, sang backgrounds for Musiq Soul Child, and has been mentored by the likes of a vocal coach to the stars Ankh Rah and Grammy-winning writer/producer Carvin Haggins. Okema…

Author, Kimberly A Baily

21 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Kimberly A Bailey – Published Author & Founder of Chosen By One Media, LLC

Kimberly A. Bailey is a published author and the founder of Chosen By One Media, LLC;  a company dedicated to helping people to discover the power of their written words with confidence and creating innovative content for various media outlets around the world. Kimberly was born in Brooklyn, NY to Nigerian and Guyanese parents.  Her father is from Lagos, Nigeria and served in the US navy.  Her mother, a native of Berbice, was the youngest of…

Delece Barrow-Smith

12 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Delece Smith-Barrow, Accomplished Writer & Education Journalist

Delece Smith-Barrow is a lifelong writer and journalism enthusiast. She is a higher education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, where she covers admissions challenges and student life issues for graduate students, as well as minorities in college and graduate school. She also edits stories on trends in online education and how to pay for an education. Prior to working as an education reporter, she worked as a producer, online editor and writer at…

Anaya

16 Jun: She Rocks! New York’s Youngest Author, Anaya Lee Willabus, is Launching Her Second Book

Nine-year-old award winning author and poet, Anaya Lee Willabus, will be launching her second book, ‘A Bully’s Disguise.’  Anaya Lee published her first book ‘The Day Mohan Found His Confidence,’ at the age of 8, which earned her five awards, as well as local and international recognition for her outstanding literary contribution. A Bully’s Disguise, sheds light on peer pressure and how it may influence one’s decision in elementary school.  Mohan, the nine year old…