Ndeipi Mudiaspora TV Show
Pan-African Thrive Award | 2019 Honorees
Ndeipi MuDiaspora is a talk show that explores various topics and experiences that immigrants in the U.S. and around the world can relate to. The show aims to support and empower those navigating life in the diaspora.
The 4 women (Sinikiwe, Mutsa, Charmaine, and Tinevimbo) host the show that explores and share theirs and others’ experiences of life in Diaspora, which entails the joys, challenges, and adventures of biculturalism and trying to make it/live the “American Dream.”
Ndeipi MuDiaspora means What’s Up/What’s Happening in the Diaspora?
For more information, visit their youtube channel at
Outstanding Mentor Award | 2019 Honoree
The late, great Elie Wiesel once said, “Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story. That is his duty.” A servant leader, visionary, Author, Editor and Ghostwriter, Angie Ransome-Jones has made this her mantra in terms of how she lives and how she inspires others. Angie is best known for her bestselling book, “Path to Peace, A Guide to Managing Life After Losing a Loved One,” which she published in 2015. The book chronicles her journey of finding peace after the sudden and devastating loss of her father and also serves as and a tool in educating readers on the importance of preparing their families for “the inevitable.”
Angie’s strong belief that “everyone has a book inside of them,” led her to launch her Ghostwriting & Consulting business (Cover-to-Cover, LLC), which allows her to write and edit for, as well as coach and mentor new, up-and-coming authors. Since that time, she has penned two books and is currently working on four more – five of which will be featured as part of her 2019 Behind the Ghost book tour. When Angie is not making “literary magic,” she is busy working full-time as a Banking Vice President, serving as a board member for the University of North Texas Alumni Association (UNTAA), as a mentor for such student organizations as the UNT Professional Women’s Council (PWC), as a chartering member and mentor for National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW-DFW) and as an avid volunteer for such organizations as VNA Meals on Wheels and our very own JB Dondolo.
House of Neuville Jewels
Excellence Award | 2019 Honorees
Peter Gebhardt and James “AURIN” McKeon founded the House of Neuville Jewels 21 years ago.
James “AURIN” McKeon is the President of the House of Neuville Jewels. Aurin is a direct descendant of the Countess Corinne Neville of France. He has designed jewelry for Cher, Madonna, Enrique Iglesias and Princess/ Baroness Marie Christine of Kent. Aurin is a world-class jewelry designer with clients in Europe, Japan and the USA. Classically trained as a goldsmith at the University of Miami and a member of the GIA; The Gemological Institute of America.
D’Andra Simmons, LeeAnn Locken and Cary Deuber of the Real Housewives of Dallas, have all worn House of Neuville Jewels jewelry at Dallas charitable events.
Peter Gebhardt is an Early Childhood Educational Specialist. He is a skilled jewelry designer who has sold his designs in Japan and the USA. He donates the majority of his designs to charitable organizations nationwide.
The Rob & Dale Show
Breakthrough Award | 2019 Honorees
Robert Griffin and Dale Oaks are hosts of The Rob & Dale Show (BulletProof Mindset) which focuses on entrepreneurship, leadership, personal growth and how we can become better people. Every day the show has successful entrepreneurs so that we can learn from them. The goal is to share real life stories to help you become the entrepreneur or business owner you want to be. The Rob & Dale Show has thousands of listeners every week. To learn more about the show, visit www.RobandDaleshow.com.
Robert Griffin was a Police Detective in Las Vegas for twelve years. Nine years ago, he started his own business and after just a few years of working part-time from home, he became very successful and retired from his Police career thirteen years ahead of schedule. Together with his wife they have built a business that is now operating in five different countries. As a result of this, in April of 2018 they were featured in Success from home magazine. Rob is now expanding his business here in DFW and all over the world to teach others how to do what he did and how they can fire their boss. Rob has found out in life that if you want to have more, you have to become more. Keep God first and you can achieve anything that you want!
Dale Oakes believes that if you have a calling in your life you should listen and follow. With the help of his wonderful wife Lorey, they started their very first youth program in November of 1989 when they heard their calling. With God’s grace and many days of hard work and sacrifice, they’ve been able to build a Youth program that has helped well over 4 million children to have a fun and to have a safe place to go on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Power of 3
Media Collaboration Award | 2019 Honorees
Valder Beebe – CEO & Visionary, The Valder Beebe Show
Dr. Linda Amerson – CEO & Founder, LA’s Hair & Scalp Clinic
Ester Davis – CEO & Host, The Ester Davis Show
Dr. Amerson, Valder Beebe and Ester Davis have joined their brands to form a global media consortium: The Power of 3 Women! The 3 ladies are entrepreneurs, influences, innovators and media leaders conducting business as The Power of 3 Women. Collectively, the three of ladies have 428 million viewers, listeners, readers and social media followers as their audiences. Synchronously they share 50+ years of media experience.
Valder Beebe is a media personality, visionary, and CEO of her own show The Valder Beebe Show, a spiritual based talk show taking on today’s hot topics with THAT CELEBRITY INTERVIEW. She interviews celebrities, change makers, religious and spiritual leaders and everyday people of the 21st century. Valder Beebe conducts interviews around the world by satellite, in-studio, by telephone and in-person.
Ester Davis is a media personality and talk show host of The Ester Davis Show “My Day” which believes that “excuses are tools of the incompetent, and those who specialize in them seldom go far.” Excuses are tools of the use to build monuments to nothing. For those who specialize in them shall never be good at anything else.
Dr. Linda Amerson is the CEO & Founder of LA’s Hair & Scalp Clinic. She is doctor of Trichology, business owner, international educator, guest columnist, and radio and television personality. She is one of the leading Trichologists in the World. She invigorates your scalp follicles for rapid hair regrowth, and heals scalp conditions.
Outstanding Leadership Award | 2019 Honoree
Known in the beauty business as “celebrity hairstylist StacyK,” the 27-year veteran has authored two books: “Be Beautiful Being You” and “The Ten Character Commitments.” She is a part of the Women’s Leadership Movement and is the 2017 “Women That Soar” Community Outreach recipient. She is one of 100 World Changers recently selected for her aim to move the world forward with her new branding concept created for sexual abuse survivors. Snapp-Killian founded JustUS® in 2014, an American multimedia company dedicated to promoting incredible successful people who overcame sexual abuse. The company unites “informative, inspirational individuals” with lifestyle and leadership goals. Its philosophy remains: “Our Words Give Life!”
For more info about JustUS®, visit www.justuslove.org
Dr. Michele Wise Wright
Visionary Voice Award | 2019 Honoree
Michele R. Wright, Ph.D. is a multi-dimensional Senior Executive with experience providing dynamic leadership in diverse roles, including healthcare administration and business development to Fortune 100 companies and an international non-profit organization. With advanced degrees in engineering and public policy, she brings a sensibility to executive roles, combining the ability to share and communicate a vision for meaningful change along with a practical approach to implementation and administration.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of the “My Water Buddy Corporation”, a multi-faceted enterprise that uses edutainment and creative, fun, relatable and aspirational characters fashioned as anthropomorphic organs to promote the health benefits of drinking the daily recommended intake of water to children and their families, so they can have a better and more fulfilling quality of life through a healthier body.
Trailblazer Award | 2019 Honoree
Known mononymously as IMAJ, the artist fans everywhere call their “Country Darling” is a multi-talented Country singer-songwriter, visual artist, novelist, actress and humanitarian. Born in Miami Beach, FL to a model mother and actor father, 80’s TV icon Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs of Miami Vice), IMAJ grew up in a “utopian environment where creativity was encouraged.” IMAJ has been a special guest performer/toured with multi-platinum and major Country artists such as Collin Raye, Kip Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Billy Dean, Neal McCoy and LeAnn Rimes.
IMAJ has also been a special guest performer for renowned brands such as PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, an honored singer/ songwriter at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe and performed on the Chevy Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas, headlined “I Am Ali” Festival and Awards ceremony for the Muhammad Ali Center, the Festival of Faiths, for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Toys for Kids charity event, Colorado’s Gypsum Daze Festival, Forbes Magazine’s listed PNC Conference, Dallas’ MLK Parade, ClaremontLincoln University Spotlight Gala and the PTSD Foundation, just to name a few.