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JUNE 2 - 3, 2018
Georgia World Congress Center
Keke Palmer
Award Winning Actress, Music Artist, Activist and New York Times Bestselling Author on Stage Sunday at 1:00
Keke Palmer is an actress, activist, music artist, author, humanitarian, and a passionate voice for her generation. Palmer currently stars as the over-the-top Gigi on 20thCentury Fox Television and Lee Daniels Entertainment’s hit television show ‘Star’ and as April Lewis in EPIX’s ‘Berlin Station.’ She most recently starred in Fox’s hit show Scream Queens as Zayday Williams. She began her career with a breakout role in the film “Akeelah and The Bee” and then starred as the title character in the hit cable series “True Jackson, VP,” for which she received four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program.

Palmer starred in FOX’s Emmy winning, GREASE: LIVE as “Marty.” She also made Broadway history as the first African-American and youngest actress to star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic 1957 musical, “Cinderella.”

Palmer has starred in over 20 feature films including box office mega-hit “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Joyful Noise,” “Brotherly Love” and “Imperial Dreams.”

Among her many television credits are “A Trip to Bountiful,” (for which she earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special); the cable miniseries “Full Circle”; made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”; and a six- episode arc on the second season of “Masters of Sex.”

Simon and Schuster published Palmer’s first book, “I Don't Belong To You, Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice” in 2017. In “I Don’t Belong to You”, Keke candidly shared the many bumps and roadblocks she has faced and knows many from her generation are facing today. In this debut book Keke endeavored to guide the reader to become the hero of their own story.

Keke recently released her latest single ‘Bossy’, the first off her upcoming album The Boss, which is set to be released later this year on her own label imprint, Big Boss Entertainment! Last year she released ‘Wind Up’ as a follow up song to her groundbreaking EP titled Lauren.

Palmer also partnered with AwesomnessTV to release a mockumentary style scripted comedy series titled, That’s The Gag, for her YouTube Channel. The eight-episode series was (very) loosely based off of Palmer’s real life experience and gave audiences a peak behind the Hollywood curtain.

Next up, Palmer is set to star in MTV’s series ‘Scream., she is also producing a film with Lee Daniels that screened at TriBeCa Film Festival.

Don't Miss Your Chance to Become Inspired as Keke Palmer Delivers the Keynote Address Sunday at 1:00
Evelyn Braxton
Star of "Braxton Family Values", Philanthropist, Opera Singer and Class Mother Celebrates the Special Bond Between Mothers & Daughters on Saturday at 2:00
Philanthropist, Opera Singer and Class Mother Evelyn Braxton grew up in Columbia, South Carolina among several brothers and sisters. At the age of 13 she experienced a life-change when she moved to Maryland alone to live with her aunt who had no children. This is where she met Michael Braxton and married him at the age of eighteen. Evelyn gave birth to her first daughter, Toni, after only one year of marriage. Following their firstborn, Evelyn had four more daughters, as well as a son, Michael. Evelyn came into her own as a full-time mother, a pastor and the children’s singing coach. She took great pride in her talented children; every Sunday she and the children would sing in the “family” church choir. Not knowing that her daughters would take their singing careers to the next level, she was suddenly thrown into “Momager” (mom + manager) for her very young daughters.

After her daughters became “of age” Evelyn decided she’d spent enough time on tour and decided to take some time for herself. Evelyn attended Sojourner College (Annapolis, MD) and Bowie State University where she studied Social Science and Psychology. She also attended Wesley Seminary College in Washington, D.C. Evelyn has pastored and counseled at her own church for many years. She has also tenured as a volunteer counselor at Sarah’s House of Distressed Women and Family Shelter. Due to personal struggles that Evelyn had overcome, she embarked on a new passion of life coaching and started her organization “God Can Heal the Heart,” a self-empowering mentorship that helps encourage, motivate and support other men and women who have been through personal trauma. Thanks to the show, Evelyn has been able to reach out to many.

As a girl in the 1960’s, Evelyn remembers going to the store and hearing racial slurs. She recalls coming home and asking her mother, “Why are they so much better than we? And my Mom stooped down and kissed my tears and said, ‘baby, there’s no one greater than you except God. And that was the turning point in my life.

Evelyn admits the reality show brought out hidden pain that the family never talked about but she’s happy they were all able to deal with these real feelings and come together and still love and forgive – because that’s what it’s all about in a family.

Don't Miss Evelyn & Trina Braxton Share the Special Bond Between Mothers & Daughters on Saturday at 2:00!
Toya Wright
Bestselling Author, Television Personality and Entrepreneur on Stage Saturday at 2:30
Bestselling Author, Television Personality and Fashion Entrepreneur Toya Wright Delivers the Keynote Address on Saturday at 2:30! 
Erica Mena
Star of VH-1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta", Fashion Entrepreneur & Model on Stage Sunday at 2:00
Erica Mena is an Actress, Author, Fitness Enthusiasts and Model.  Erica’s boost of motivation came at the age of 15, shortly after she was discovered during MTV’s “Jennifer Lopez Look Alike” contest which she won.  It wasn’t long after that when Erica created her own name in the industry.

Erica has starred in ad campaigns for many of America’s leading brands and was the Star of Love & Hip Hop New York for four seasons, catapulting her to a household name. Erica launched her own apparel line and jewelry collection to huge success. Erica has become a fan favorite on VH-1’s hit “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”.

Don’t Miss Erica Mena on Stage Sunday at 2:00
Cynthia Bailey
Supermodel, Entrerpreneur and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Star on Stage Saturday at 3:00
Supermodel Cynthia Bailey moved to New York City 25 years ago to pursue a career as a fashion model. With nothing more than a high school Homecoming Queen crown and a few local beauty pageants under her belt, she knew that she had arrived when Wilhelmina Models in New York City jumped at the chance to sign her to a 5 year contract. From there things really started to take off! Her first booking was for the cover of ESSENCE magazine which not only was one of the highest-selling covers in ESSENCE history, and was also a personal favorite of then editor-in-chief Susan Taylor. It wasn’t long before Cynthia would find herself gracing the cover of ESSENCE magazine again for the second time which literally flew off the  newsstands!

The next move was to Paris & Milan where you could find Cynthia strutting down the runways for Fashion Week. After living abroad for almost a year Cynthia made her way back to New York City, and was in high demand for campaigns like Maybelline & Oil of Olay. Magazine editorials Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Vanity Fair were soon to follow. Over the years she has become a very recognized face for Macys, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Talbots, Chicos, and Bregdorf Goodman.
Cynthia’s biggest career moment was when she beat out Naomi Campbell for a co-starring role opposite Sandra Bernhardt in her film WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING. From there she was always on call for her friend and super-star film director Brett Ratner for all of his early movies & music videos. Cynthia’s commercials include Macys, Levis, Mercedes Benz and many more.

Cynthia considers her greatest accomplishment as a fashion model was being photographed by photographer Annie Leibovitz for VANITY FAIR magazine alongside Iman, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks. Cynthia credits her strong will & strong spiritual background for her success. “I believe in hard work, ambition, love, and positive affirmation,” says Cynthia.. “Everyone has a destiny. With faith in yourself & faith in God you can accomplish anything. When you send that energy out to the universe it has to come back to you.”

Cynthia is the CEO of the Bailey Agency of School of Fashion and just launched Cynthia Bailey Eyewear, providing the most stylish & chic selections of affordable high fashion eyewear.  

Don’t miss an opportunity to become inspired by Cynthia Bailey on Stage!
Kim Fields
Award Winning Actress, Bestselling Author and Pop Culture Icon on Stage Saturday at 1:30
Celebrating over 40 years in entertainment, Kim Fields is a pop culture icon and veteran actress, director and producer.
Kim became a household name after starring in several hit sitcoms including “Facts of Life” and “Living Single.” Although Kim may be new to the reality television world by joining BRAVO’s mega hit, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, she is no stranger to being in the global spotlight.

Kim continues to lead a busy life by regularly appearing in film, television and theatre productions. When she's not in front of the camera, directing and producing projects, Kim is constantly working to grow her brands.

Between creating several scripted projects, directing well-known shows including Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" and "Meet The Browns" and launching her own entertainment network, Refresh Networks, she is a woman of many talents. Kim recently released her bestselling book, "Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood".

Kim strives to maintain the work and life balance. Although Kim continues to juggle her demanding career and multiple business ventures, she always maintains keeping her faith and family a top priority.

Don’t miss your chance to become inspired by Kim Fields Saturday at 1:30!
MC Lyte
Legendary Enertainer, Actress and Bestselling Author on Stage Sunday at 1:30
At the tender age of 17, Brooklyn native MC Lyte first appeared on the scene with her debut album Lyte As A
Rock. Her voice is distinctive and unforgettable. Since that time, her numerous achievements have helped her
rise to hip hop “LEGEND” status. MC Lyte has a host of impressive “firsts” to her credit. She was the first rap artist to ever perform hip hop at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall and the first female to perform hip hop at the White House. The list goes on, from being the first solo female rapper nominated for a Grammy to being the first female rapper to receive a gold single.

Ever dedicated to her love of hip hop, MC Lyte continues to raise the bar and reinvent herself musically while
expanding her resume and fan base. The talented Lyte is a well-respected entrepreneur, voice over talent, actress,
public speaker, and philanthropist. Blessed with a gift for words, Lyte hosted BET/Centric’s hit TV talk show
“Morning Cup” and she was heard weekly for six years as co-host of Sirius/XM’s “Café Mocha.” Her love for acting
landed her roles on network television and the big screen and she’s also been the voice of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors
and the BET Awards for the past decade.

A trailblazer in the industry, MC Lyte is a powerful role model for women and represents beauty and strength. She
has twelve albums, including her critically acclaimed album, LEGEND, and her newest release, SpotLYTE

Immediately following her Main Stage Appearance on Sunday, you’ll have an opportunity to meet MC Lyte as she signs copies of her latest release with C0-Author and Financial Expert Lynn Richardson, Your Man Your Money .

Don't Miss MC Lyte & Dr. Lynn Richardson Deliver the Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:30
Kenya Moore
BRAVO's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and Beauty Entrepreneur Presents the Keynote Address Saturday at 12:30
Kenya Moore is perhaps most recognized for being the outspoken and fiercely funny star of The Bravo Network #1 rated “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. But she first charmed us with her brains and beauty when she was won the distinction of being the second black woman to be crowned Miss USA. However, it has been her intellect that has sustained her in the entertainment business. The former Magna Cum Laude psychology and communication major left Detroit armed with fierce drive determined to build her own unique brand, and that she did.

The highly sought after actress has often been referred to as “ratings gold” delivering record breaking viewership to hit TV shows. Moore proudly won $20,000 for her charity, The Detroit Public Schools Foundation.
Perhaps Celebrity Appearance sharpened her skills as Moore later launched Kenya Moore Hair Care in 2015.

Known for her long luxurious real hair, Kenya has always had a passion for hair care often recalling when her grandmother would say to her, “Your hair is your crowning glory”. She not only conceptualized the innovative new hair care line, she also developed, formulated, and delivered Kenya Moore Hair Care to the marketplace.

To date, making Miss Moore one of a few who remain double minority owners in this capacity. The innovative hair care line is formulated to grow natural hair longer, stronger and thicker. Kenya Moore Hair Care launched to overwhelming success and is now sold in retail stores across the US including Sally Beauty Supply.

The CEO’s monikers include Actor, Author, Writer, Producer, Beauty expert and Director. Immensely equipped with these powerful attributes, and what Kenya describes as “blessings” her fans and friends alike have come to love and respect ‘Mizz Moore’ and her hustle. We Want Moore!

Don't Miss Kenya Moore Deliver the Keynote Address Saturday at 12:30
Trina Braxton
Star of “Braxton Family Values” & Multifaceted Entertainer Shares the Special Bond Between Mother & Daughter Saturday at 2:00
Trina E. Braxton evolved from singing in an R&B girl group, The Braxton’s, with her sisters to multifaceted entertainer and astute businesswoman. Best known for her bluntness, Trina is a fan favorite on WE’s top-rated reality show, “Braxton Family Values”, showcasing Trina’s journey as a solo artist during the process of creating and releasing her first hit single, “Party Or Go Home.”

Often portrayed on camera as the ‘life of the party,’ Trina is fun, full of energy and knows how to enjoy life, but most people don’t know she’s also the business savvy Braxton sister. As creator and co-owner of popular Atlanta recording studio The Bass Mint, Trina provides a musical sanctuary for artists around the country. Additionally, Trina is the Founder of Soltri Entertainment, a full-service production company through which she’ll release her forthcoming EP. “You have to know how to prioritize,” said the singer, actress and master mixologist.

Acting has always been a passion in Trina’s life, Trina has landed roles in numerous films and high-grossing plays including Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns.” Recently, Trina starred on TV Land’s sitcom “Soul Man,” opposite Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash.

With a love for living in the spotlight and working behind the scenes, Trina Braxton is committed to expanding her family’s rich legacy. Trina’s out-of-the-box thinking and genuine approach to entertainment has attracted a new generation to her fabulousness. Trina’s fans, her ‘Boom Booms,’ as she affectionately calls them, can look forward to all things fresh, fun and fearless from this multi-talented diva.

Don't Miss Trina & Evelyn Braxton Share the Special Bond Between Mother's & Daughters Saturday at 2:00
Nancy Grace
America's Foremost Legal Expert & Star of A&E's "Grace vs. Abrams" on Stage Sunday at 12:00
An outspoken advocate for victims’ rights and one of television’s most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace was the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ top-rated “Nancy Grace.”

A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she has appeared on a number of TV shows dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. She is a New York Times best-selling author of four books and the executive producer of an ongoing series of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries films based on the characters from her novels.
In 2011, Grace was named one of the most impactful and powerful women in entertainment by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

She launched a digital media venture aimed at fighting crime called Crime Online, and hosts a daily podcast.
LaTavia Roberson
Grammy Winner, Actress, Original Member of Destiny's Child on Stage Saturday at 1:00
Don't Miss LaTavia Roberson, Two-Time Grammy Winning Singer, Original Member of Destiny's Child, Actress, Mother, Author and Entrepreneur on Stage Saturday at 1:00!
Dr. Lynn Richardson
Celebrity Financial Coach and Bestselling Author Joins MC Lyte on Stage Sunday at 1:30
Named by Urban Influence Magazine as one of the 20 Hottest Influencers in America, Dr. Lynn Richardson is an author, entertainment executive and celebrity financial coach who uses her quick wit and humorous presentation style to help others face their money issues and achieve personal, professional and spiritual harmony. With more than two decades of leading roles in the banking and real estate sales industries, Lynn vision is best portrayed in her books, most notably Living Check to Monday: The Real Deal About Money, Credit and Financial Security.

Lynn is featured regularly on ABC, NBC, CBS and major media outlets nationwide and has served as Chief of Operations for Russell Simmons' & Dr. Benjamin Chavis' Hip Hop Summit Action Network and is currently the President and CEO of MC Lyte' Hip Hop Sisters and President and COO of MC Lyte's Sunni Gyrl Entertainment and celebrity management firm -- where she oversees empowerment programs that impact the globe.

Richardson released her second book, "Living Check Beyond Check to Monday: A Spiritual Path to Wealth and Prosperity," along with her third highly anticipated real estate book, "Yes, You're Approved! The Real Deal About Getting a Mortgage and Buying a Home". She was appointed to join Dr. Benjamin Chavis (CEO) as the Chief of Operations for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, where she continues to work with Russell Simmons (Chairman), other celebrities, and a host of corporate and community partners to execute global initiatives empowering the hip-hop youth and urban professionals around the world.

Dr. Lynn Richardson with MC Lyte on Stage Sunday at 1:30
Mariel Hemingway
Oscar Winning Actress, Health Advocate and Bestselling Author
Academy Award actor from a celebrated family, Mariel is a prolific author, healthy lifestyle brand entrepreneur and a tireless mental health awareness and suicide prevention program advocate, recently sharing the stage with Hillary Clinton, Patrick Kennedy and other world-class inspiring speakers.

In a high-tech world, Mariel is considered an expert in high-touch solutions which facilitate finding one’s authentic voice and experiencing the greatest sense of personal power, life balance, joy, fitness, authenticity and peace of mind.
Mariel shares her own evocative story about growing up in a home where there were great challenges in order to inspire others to do the same, thereby cultivating compassion and understanding and breaking down the stigma so often associated with the discussion of mental illness.

Mariel’s on camera film and television accomplishments include starring roles in: Manhattan, Lipstick, Personal Best, Star 80, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. She’s narrated several programs and films including the documentary Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life.  Mariel and Oprah Winfrey executive produced, Running From Crazy, the Emmy nominated documentary focused on the 7 most recent suicides in the Hemingway family.

Mariel’s best selling books include Finding My Balance, reflecting her life’s journey through the lens of her yoga and meditation practices. Healthy Living from the Inside Out: a how-to guide to finding a greater sense of balance and meaning through self-empowering techniques and strategies.

Mariel’s Kitchen is a healthy lifestyle cookbook offering creative gluten and sugar free recipes. Running With Nature provides insights into the import and impact of making good choices based on an awareness of and respect for nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, movement, silence, compassion and connectedness to self and earth.

Mariel’s book releases also include her memoir: Out Came The Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family and INVISIBLE GIRL: a tender engaging book written in diary form for teen and tweens.

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