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is a writer, educator, activist,
motivational speaker, and founder of Follow Dreams Productions.
Based in Baton Rouge, LA., she received her B.S. in Child
Development and M.A. in Sociology from Southern University.
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Couturier Celebrity Designer Sonia Eté has an accomplished educational background with degrees in Fashion Design from l’École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode, (ESMOD, France); Gemology; Graphic Design; and Kuk Jae Fashion Institute in Korea. She has built a creative network by working with Master Embroidery Designer François Lesage (France); Couturier Designers Christian Lacroix and Azzedine Alaïa (France); SAGA Fur International (Denmark); Guess Handbags; Harley Davidson; Entertainer Ed Mc Mahon and Pam Mc Mahon; Aaron and Candy Spelling; London Underground (England); Harry Winston and Swarovski Crystal among others. Her myriad awards encompass Bob Mackie, and Debut Mattel France pour Barbie. Her extraordinary professional journey as a Couturier Celebrity Designer has encompassed dressing celebrities like Jennifer Stallone, Tracy Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul, Coolio, designing luxury apparel, high-end furs, fine jewelry, embroidery, luxury leather goods, luxury pet accessories and owning a chain of fine-gems jewelry stores. Understanding the need for Couture in the United States, she brought French couture education by founding the reputable Beverly Hills Design Institute, with the mission to continue the Legend of Couture through training Young Creators into developing a couture eye, a business mind and the power to dress the stars. Currently, she is in preparation of movie “Emperors” of Austria as a lead costume designer and she dresses many celebrities including Paris Hilton, Marisela (the Latin Madonna), Stevie Wonder, King Washington Band and is the Official Couture Designer for the reality show “Rica, Famosa, Latina – Real Housewives”; for the reality show “Babe Method The Experience” Lead designer for Tisha Campbell-Martin music video-Steel Hre ; the Creative Director for 7 Grammys Winner Malik Yusef (Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label); Opening speech for Style Fashion Week for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness; Dress legendary singer, Asha Puthli, debuting in Vienna, Austria at Weiner Konzerthaus; the Chief Creative Director of the Family Film Awards CBS Network and the Olympia Awards 7 Arts of the World; created a collection for the Lost Warhols project worldknown photography art of Andy Warhol by Karen Bystedt along with Chriss Brown featured in Vogue magazine and WWD; is an Advisory Board Member of Fashion Group International Los Angeles; the Fashion Ambassador for Reel Focus, Australia and the President and founder of Couture Guild International; works with many world known artists to bring art to fashion and support under privileged artists. She recently accepted the position of Vice-President of the Non-Profit organization “Women Empower U.S.”, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to help women in hardship from all over the world, to retrieve dignity, independence, and productivity. Finally, she created SO & SO Inc. in partnership with Sophia Wonder daughter of legend singer Stevie Wonder, a fashion brand extraordinary with the mission to support future generations through inspiration, creativity and love.
attended Southern University A&M in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Matt Dorsett was an American football cornerback in the National Football League. Dorsett signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers. Dorsett was highly touted for his bump and run coverage abilities. He garnered the nickname "Baby Time" for his tenacious bump and run coverage. Dorsett was one of only two players in Green Bay history to make the 53 man roster as a free agent. What a career high, Supper-Bowl XXX1 champion Green Bay Packers. Dorsett also played with the Kansas City Chiefs.
is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Nebraska. Hughes was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft. Hughes excelled on special teams, making the Pro Bowl in his rookie season as a return specialist. On October 23, 1994, in a win against the Los Angeles Rams, he set the NFL record for most kickoff return yards in a single-game (304) and the most combined kickoff/punt return yards in a game (347). He also had 2 kick off returns for touchdowns that same game which tied another NFL record. He led the league in number of kickoff returns and return yards from 1994 to 1996. As a rookie, he led the NFL in punt return yards (503) and punt return average (13.6). Hughes left as the franchise career record holder for kickoff return yards (5,717), punt return yards (1,060) and 5 touchdown returns. He also finished with 67 tackles, 4 interceptions and 4 fumble recoveries. In 2015, Hughes was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame.
|Dr. Raynando L. Banks, MD
is a practicing Family Practitioner in Baton
Rouge, LA. Dr. Banks graduated from University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 1990 and has been in
practice for 28 years. He completed a residency at Earl K Long
Medical Center and also specializes in sports and family
He attended Southern University A&M in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Matt Dorsett was an American football cornerback in the National Football League. Dorsett sign as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers. Dorsett was highly touted for his bump and run coverage abilities. He garnered the nickname "Baby Time" for his tenacious bump and run coverage. Dorsett was one of only two players in Green Bay history to make the 53 man roster as a free agent. What a career high, Supper-Bowl XXX1 champions Green Bay Packers. Dorsett also played with the Kansas City Chiefs
is a former American football wide receiver who played for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) from 1986 to 1994, six of those with the Indianapolis Colts. During his time with the Colts, he was famous for his end-zone celebration known as "The Verdance". He was selected for two Pro Bowls as a punt returner. He also played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Verdin played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and played two seasons in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers
Dr. Cordel Parris
is truly living the American Dream. As an
immigrant to this country she has overcome living in an
immigrant boarding house and living in a homeless shelter. Hard
work and diligence has brought her to this moment. Along the way
the journey was peppered with extreme life choices. And
here she stands, surviving and succeeding in the American Dream.
There are many defining moments in her life. Each one
individually is extreme, but in retrospect it was the journey
that needed to happen to bring her to her divine destiny.
“If I can help save one person, one soul to live a longer life; I would have done my purpose as a cardiologist, sister and daughter to the community.”
A graduate from Loyola University School of
Law with a Juris Doctor Degree, Mr. Radcliff was a member of
Loyola's Moot Court; Who's Who in American Law Students;
Associate Justice on the SGA's Board of Review; Secretary of The
International Law Society, and received the Law Clinic's Gillis
Long Public Service Award. He studied in Europe at the
University of Vienna Law School in Vienna, Austria while
simultaneously doing some post graduate work at Southern
University at New Orleans, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude
with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Minors in Finance &
Accounting and also received the Presidential Excellence Award,
National Dean's List Award, Most Outstanding Student Award, and
graduated with the highest GPA in Economics. As a member of the
Council of International Visitors, Mr. Radcliff contributed to
international legislation regarding social security systems in
Brazil and Italy, parliamentary laws regarding Aborigines in
Australia; and collaborated with the Solicitor-General and Chief
Justice of the High Court to comment on civil code law versus
common law systems in Kenya.
is dedicated to giving a
voice to those who have not been previously represented in the
6th Congressional District in Louisiana. As a wife, mother and
senior software developer, her tenacity when faced with complex
challenges is unmatched. Upon her graduation from ITI in 2006,
she immediately began trailblazing in the male-dominated field
of Information Technology. Andie has excelled in a highly
technical profession earning numerous advanced certifications as
well as recognition from her Alma Mater because of her continued
Norvel Joseph Lasserre
is a global entrepreneur Louisiana
businessman and Visionary. He founded Lasserre International
LLC, and is a member of the Afro-American/French LASSERRE
family. Norvel Joseph Lasserre Jr. was born in New Orleans,
Louisiana, one of two children of Norvel and Barbara Lasserre.
He and his parents lived in New Orleans, Louisiana.
|Carol Bidault de l’Isle
is an award winning producer, specialized in
international motion picture/television financing, distribution,
media asset acquisition and management. She brings with her 30
years of industry experience in the United States, Europe and
Latin America. In 2010, Ms. Bidault moved to New Orleans,
Louisiana to open the new headquarters of MediaFusion
Entertainment, LLC and is currently in various stages of
production on over 12 feature films, videos, documentaries.
is the President, Franchisor of Smoothies-N-Things Café (a healthier lifestyle eatery) headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Smoothies-N-Things has twelve (12) locations. Darian O. Clark is the author and publisher of “THE GATEWAY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP”. In this book, he relinquishes a detailed account of “Motivational Strategies to Invest in Yourself”, aspiring entrepreneurs. He is an Alumni of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Darian has been featured in the Who’s Who in Alabama, Montgomery Business Journal, WSAF Business Break, and WVAS 90.7 Perspectives, and WYLD Sunday Morning Journal.
is a wordsmith, corporate communications
expert and global best-selling author in more then 26 countries.
As a publishing coach, Tammy works with CEOs, celebrities,
professional athletes, and other world changers to tell their
|Bishop Dr. Alice Pendleton
is currently the founder/senior pastor of
Pendleton Chapel Baptist Church in Hempstead, Texas. She is the
first African American woman to obtain a seat as bishop on the
world council of the Covenant Bishops Global Council Inc. by
Bishop Dr. Samuel Sauls, Presiding Bishop. She is currently the
Chancellor of Pendleton Chapel Seminary in Hempstead, Texas
where students can receive a Bachelor, a Master and a Doctor of
Divinity in one year. Dr. Pendleton is also a retired disabled
assistant professor of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) and a
disabled distinguished retired NASA research scientist who was a
hidden figure, because she was a African American woman who was
discriminated against because of her disability. Dr.
Pendleton graduated head of her class, but did not receive any
scholarship offers. She waited five years before beginning her
college education at Prairie View A&M University in 1972, where
she ultimately received her B.S. in Pre-Med and mechanical
engineering, graduating Cum Laude in 1979. She earned her
Master’s of Science in Materials Science in 1983–the same year
that she suffered a debilitating stroke following a
tumor-removal surgery. Dr. Pendleton had to re-learn how to
crawl, walk, and talk. During this time, however, Dr.
Pendleton says “God called me to preach the gospel. He sent me
into the harvest” and in 1984 she earned a Bachelor of Arts,
Master of Arts, and Doctor of Divinity degree in theology from
Mt. Zion Bible Institute in Houston, Texas. In 2007, while
working on her Ph.D at Texas A&M University, she was enlisted by
NASA–at the request of Queen Elizabeth of England, former
President George W. Bush, and Dr. Mike Dube–to come work for the
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland as a
distinguished research scientist. At NASA, Dr. Pendleton was
responsible for testing lubricants designed to operate in outer
space, including Castrol and Penzzane oils. In 2008, she
completed her doctoral studies and received her Ph.D. in
Materials Science & Engineering. During her time as a NASA
research scientist, Dr. Pendleton recalls her struggles against
discrimination, particularly regarding her disability. “As a
disabled research scientist, I was discriminated against due to
my disability. I was denied accommodations based on [Americans
with Disabilities Act] laws,” she said. “I want to do the
will of God to serve as a mentor to young people that they can
be anything they want to if they just believe and put God first
and then in themselves. This has made me a spokesperson for
disabled employees.” Dr. Pendleton has been married for 43
years to the love of her life, Bishop Dr. Walter Pendleton with
whom she has three children.
grew up in Brusly, Louisiana, a small town across the river from Baton Rouge. Her father was a Southern gentleman, part of a semi-secret organization associated with White Citizen’s Councils of Mississippi. Her family was racist and intolerant, but Andre-Eames was wise and faithful enough to form her own opinions about the world. As a child, she decided that she wanted to grow up to be holy like St. Theresa. Attending a Catholic high school, Andre-Eames served as a Sister at St. Mary of the Pines. As a student, she took part in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial service in Dallas, Texas. She fondly remembers the crowd singing “We Shall Overcome.” Before taking her final vows, she taught at Southern University as part of their Upward Bound program. Andre-Eames received a scholarship to study at the University of Dallas, where she received her bachelor of arts in music and her master of arts in English. She worked for more than eighteen years as a high-school teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish, for three years as a professor at Louisiana State University, and as a department manager and executive manager at Sears. After meeting and marrying her husband, George Washington Eames Jr.—a black, paraplegic activist—she dedicated her life to his mission for civil equality. An unwavering supporter of her husband, Andre-Eames assisted him in his work with the local branch of the NAACP. Andre-Eames would help her husband write, edit and publish letters, speeches, and press releases. She was not only his wife; she was his fellow advocate for justice. At her husband’s funeral, the president of the Baton Rouge Branch NAACP honored her with these words: “If George was Mr. Civil Rights, then you are Mrs. Civil Rights.” Andre-Eames is retired and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A California native and an award winning filmmaker, Victoria
Greene had a successful marketing career before changing gears
by entering the film industry and forming her production
company, Greene Bayou Films.
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