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Earl "Skip" Cooper Talks 50 Years of the BBA

If you have not met Earl "Skip" Cooper, II, you are missing out on quite a treat. His smile makes you smile. His laugh makes you laugh. His storytelling is mesmerizing. His love for Black folk and Black businesses runs as deep as Lake Tanganyika (Africa's deepest body of water). He is the quintessential Black leader who adorns himself in African garb not because it looks nice but because he appreciates the energy of his ancestors and ethnic pride.

Earl "Skip" Cooper Talks 50 Years of the BBA

Wealth$hare App: Changing Lives Through Education & Opportunity

Since the age of fifteen, Shanté Davis has always gravitated towards “roles of helping others,” commonly pursuing careers in sales and customer relations. After seeking her postsecondary education in Business Administration and Management from Georgia State University, she gained extensive experience working for various Fortune 500 companies, such as Grand Hyatt, Coca-Cola, and Chick-Fil-A. Her intense passion to be involved in the community and support others was tremendously impacted by working for these corporations yet succeeding the fifteen years of climbing up the corporate ladder, Davis desired to “Have more freedom and strived to think outside the box of her roles.”

Wealth$hare App: Changing Lives Through Education & Opportunity

William C. Knox: All Saints Lending

Purchasing or refinancing a home is one of the most important, complicated, and horrifying things we do in life. When doing so, you require capable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy allies to guide you through this complex process. William C. Knox fits this description. A graduate of St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, who's held a Real Estate Sales License since 1989, a Broker's License since 2006, and a National Mortgage Licensing Systems Certification since 2010, and is Owner of All Saints Lending since 2018. It's safe to say Knox is an authority in the field of real estate mortgage lending.

William C. Knox: All Saints Lending

Amber Meshack: Directing Innovation that Changes Lives

Today's most prominent organizations relentlessly focus on innovation as one of their top strategic priorities. To remain relevant and top of mind in an increasingly demanding society, companies typically approach innovation by evolving their technology, engineering, processes, or testing the biggest, newest, and brightest ideas. Yet there's usually one critical centerpiece that is either missed altogether or simply an afterthought — the people.

Amber Meshack: Directing Innovation that Changes Lives

Full-bodied, Powerfully Sophisticated, and Distinctly African: Jennifer White, the Founder of Roots & Vines Wine

Americans love wine. Globally, not only are we the top buyers, but we're also the top drinkers. In 2018 we spent $14.4 billion and consumed 33 million hectoliters of wine—nearly 15% of the global total. One hectoliter is 26 gallons alone! With costs ranging from $2 to up to the thousands for a single bottle, and flavor profiles just as extensive, you can bet there is something for everyone.

Full-bodied, Powerfully Sophisticated, and Distinctly African: Jennifer White, the Founder of Roots & Vines Wine
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