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Mitch Brooks is On the Move

My Name is… Mitch Brooks.

You are reading about me because… 1) I co-founded and currently run a business called the Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group that hosts special events and parties, and which operates in four major national markets, and 2) because number one is not my day job.

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Jemal Gibson is On the Move

My Name is… Jemal Omar Gibson.

The reason you are reading about me is… Just published my first book “Drugs My Curse My Savior”. It’s an American feel good story of triumph over tragedy, and perseverance through pain. I was born to drug addicted parents in a world engulfed in drugs, death and destruction. Many people in my family used drugs, sold drugs, went to jail for drugs and even died because of drugs. Thus my curse. But I managed to make it out of that environment with the same element that cursed me for much of my life and that’s drugs. I have sold billions of dollars of drugs and have made millions in the process. Unfortunately, as I climbed the corporate ladder in the legal world of drugs, my family kept pulling me back into a world I desperately wanted to leave behind. If you’re looking for encouragement you can find it here, if you’re looking for inspiration you can find it here, if you’re life is all good and you just enjoy reading and cheering for the underdog then you can find it here.

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Nava Coppin Wants to See You in Her Office

My Name is… Nava Coppin.

I am a “no nonsense”, “let’s get it done” type person but at the same time very fun, loving, and compassionate. I’m sure if you would ask my students and colleagues to describe me, they would say the exact thing. I love being me and I love others being who they are.

You are reading about me because… I recently became an assistant principal at River Road Middle School after teaching there for seven years. What makes this promotion most interesting is that I initially didn’t apply for the job. I‘d obtained my administrator’s degree almost two years ago but in my mind, I was going to wait until my children got older before I pursued the change. Even more interesting than that, I would converse with my colleagues on who they thought would be the best fit. Little did I know, they were thinking, ME, Mrs. Coppin! Thereafter, my colleagues would email, text, or call to encourage me to apply. After so many calls, I decided to apply. Long story short; had interview, took administrator’s test, waited a week and the superintendent called and asked, “Mrs. Coppin, are you ready to come to work?” I was SPEECHLESS! Oh, and I accepted the position.

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E. Isis Adewale is On The Move

My Name is… Eniafe Isis Adewale

You are reading about me because… because our stories, often ordinary in our eyes, may be extraordinary inspirations to someone else. This is some of my story.

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Natalie P. McNeal is On the Move

My Name is… Natalie P. McNeal, but my superpower name is “Frugalista”

You are reading about me because… I have my first book out, The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life. It’s published by Harlequin. The book got a really good review in Publisher’s Weekly, so I am very happy.

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Army Wives Actress Wendy Davis is On the Move


My Name is… Wendy Davis

You are reading about me because… I am one of the stars of Lifetime Television’s one-hour drama “Army Wives”, the networks highest rated series in their 25-year history. I play Colonel Joan Burton, decorated war hero, wife, and mother. In real life, I am a proud graduate of Howard University and a member Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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Nefeterius McPherson is On the Move



My Name is… My name is Nefeterius Akeli McPherson. I was named after the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, who’s name means “the beautiful one has come,” but my dad changed the name a little to make it unique for me.

The reason you are reading about me is…The reason you are reading about me is because I am the press secretary for United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Ambassador Kirk is a member of President Obama’s Cabinet and is the chief trade negotiator for the United States. I am a political appointee with the Obama Administration and I am the lead spokeswoman for the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on issues related to Africa, Europe & the Middle East, Japan, agriculture, intellectual property, labor and our World Trade Organization legal cases.

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Writer Quia Querisma is on the Move


My Name is… Quia Querisma (pronounced kia charisma)

The reason you are reading about me is…I’m the managing editor of SoulTrain.com (yes, that Soul Train) and I’m staying true to the show’s legacy of showing love to up and coming talent–whether you’re an artist or a journalist. We’ve run interviews with performers ranging from Arrested Development to Joonie to Rhian Benson and if you’ve got the talent, we want to talk to you, too.