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Appointed by Queen's Borough President, Melinda Deputy Queens Borough President, Katz , Ms. Miller's  background in tackling borough business issues as one of the main reasons why she tapped her for the deputy post.A native of southeast Queens, has served as the director of Economic Development for the Borough President’s Office. Previously, Miller was the founding Executive Director of the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and of KECDE!, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the arts to community youth through dance. Miller was also the project director for the Downtown Jamaica Cultural District and a community organizer for the Laurelton Local Development Corporation.

 

                                          

                                                                   MELVA MILLER

                                                              DEPUTY QUEENS NY

                                                             BOROUGH PRESIDENT

                        

       JAMES BERNARD

A graduate from Brown University w/honors and Harvard Law School JD (cum laude), Chairmen for the Nominating Committee for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 

Founding Partner & Editor of The Source Magazine –Founding Editor of XXL - Business & Social Entrepreneur, Strategic Communications & Leadership. Board of Director for many

notable organizations.

      KENYATTA SLADE

CEO of TRACE AMERICA TV, a serial entrepreneur, writer, activist. biogeometrist, cryptocurrency enthusiast, software developer and futurist.

With its headquarters in France - Trace is a leading brand and urban entertainment platform that resonates to over 200 million multicultural and multiethnic youth in 140 countries.
 

UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION

Hip Hop Culture and The Universal Zulu Nation go hand in hand as being the First family of Hip Hop Culture and the ones who called all the Elements of Hip Hop (Elements). A key player in organizing all of this was a young man by the name of Bambaataa who later was known to be known as

Afrika Bambaataa. 

  RICHARD MURPHY

CEO of Emancipated Talent & Ironweed Productions, Mr. Murphy is a well known and respecteTV producer, entertainment and music industry professional. He served served as a Sr Booking and Talent Acquisitions from 1993-2005 for International Creative Management, Inc where he signed and booked tours for National/International R&B and Hip Hop Acts - Ashanti, DMX, Alicia Keys, Usher, Cash Money, Ruff Ryders, Ja-Rule, Nelly, Joe, Faith Evans, 112, Dru Hill, Case, Naughty By Nature, Freddie Jackson, Notorious BIG, The Lox and MANY more.ANY MANY more

     PHILLIP S. PABON

        BONZ MALONE

Renowned award-winning journalist, producer, and actor  Mr. Malone is internationally known as the “voice of generations” in music and culture as well as a "Hip-Hop anthropologist" who Mr. served as the lead journalist for SPIN, THE SOURCE, and VIBE for almost 20 years. As an actor, he has appeared in various films and is in-demand demand public speaker and cultural expert called upon for numerous television appearance.

Former VP FUBU & VP of  Brand Development for Source Magazine – currently Managing Partner for

Prolific Media & Management Inc. 

Phillip Pabon is widely recognized as a pioneer in the lifestyle branding concept of integrating fashion and entertainment, drawing on years of experience in entertainment marketing. In the early ‘90s, Mr. Pabon employing innovative and unprecedented cross-marketing and co-branding campaigns most notable sportswear lines: Mecca USA Clothing/International News and ENYCEClothing/FILA, impacting sales to the tune of $20M and $30M respectively

in the first year.  

         PAUL PORTER 

BOBBY VANN

CEO of Celebrity Entertainment Productions - a full-service casting company in Hollywood California with over 24 years of experience. Bobby began his professional journey after being hired by Martin Lawrence to accompany him on his cross country tours. On the first name bases with many A-Listers in Hollywood; Bobby has enjoyed years of success in the business and entertainment, where her experience directing and teaching theater for 10 years has enhanced her skills as a casting director.

CEO of Wire 98.5 -Raprehab.com & Industry Ears.com 

Starting his career in television in 1983 as the host of a show dubbed "Fresh", a local youth public affairs show for WRC-TV, Mr. Porter as had a successful career in television and as On Air Talent for various radio stations that span decades and continues today. His baritone voice was so revered that he served as the NBA Announcer for All-Star games from 1994-2003. From 1990 to 2000 he served as BET-Program Director/Music Video Consultant, Staff Announcer and On-Air Talent. From there he worked for AOL as their music consultant before starting his own successful ventures.  

ANDRE LEROY DAVIS

Renowned Hip Hop Artist & Journalist - After graduating from college, Davis freelanced for various publications including Emerge, Players, Discover and Playgirl. However, it was at The Source where he refined his skills while poking fun at LL Cool J, Naughty By Nature, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, Nas and many others. Over a span of 17 years, Dre drew 175 installments of the groundbreaking cartoon. “A few people, including DJ Quik, Rakim and the dudes from X-Clan, took offense to my drawings, but most hip-hop artists understood it was just a joke. The late rapper Heavy D., once admitted that ‘The Last Word’ was the first thing

he looked at in the magazine.

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