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G-Thang

Gary “G-Thang” Johnson burst onto the comedy and acting scene in 1994 from St. Louis Missouri. He started his stand up career in The Funny Bones Comedy Club, where he fine-tuned his act. Gary has featured some of the biggest names in comedy today like Mike Epps, Cedric The Entertainer,

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ERSKINE REEVES

Mr. Erskine Reeves is a man of many talents. Master educator, barber, stylist, entrepreneur, business consultant, and a trendsetter. He coined and created the “Man Weave” technique. Through his expansive platform, he’s been able to teach his technique and was featured on radio and day time television talk shows such

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DEVALE ELLIS

After a successful NFL career, Devale Ellis decided to pursue his longtime passion—acting. Alongside his wife, Ellis created The Ellises, a reality web series that follows the comedy of their marriage and family. The show’s success allowed Ellis to garner over 1.5 million followers across Facebook and Instagram. In addition

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DR. COURTNEY HOLLOWELL

Dr. Courtney M. P. Hollowell is an internationally renowned surgeon and dynamic men’s health and wellness speaker. Dr. Hollowell received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and then earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He was the recipient of

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CHEF JEFF HENDERSON

California native and celebrity chef Jeff Henderson discovered his calling in the most unlikely place-prison. It was where he was introduced to culinary arts and developed his passion for cooking. His prison job as a dishwasher got him into the kitchen where he dreamed of one day becoming a chef.

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PASTOR CHARLES JENKINS II

For the past almost 19 years Charles Jenkins has served as the senior pastor of the historic and dynamic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. For several years, Jenkins served as a go-to leader, mediator, problem solver, and sought after advisor for leading leaders. Jenkins used his influence to raise

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DOUG E FRESH

Doug E. Fresh is dubbed the “World’s Greatest Entertainer” and the “Original Human Beatbox,” but over the course of his 30-year career, he has established himself as so much more, including global icon, artistic trailblazer, television personality and producer, successful businessperson, and activist. Fresh has forever etched himself into the

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BEN DUSTER

Ben is Founder and CEO of Cormorant IV Corporation, LLC, an operations, finance, strategic advisory and interim management firm that helps organizations assess and improve their execution effectiveness and transform their existing business/service model to ensure long-term sustainable value creation. His board appointments encompass public company listings on the New

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