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Season 4 Episode 29: Minimum wage increase and hashtags

Join me, Simone and Derrick as we discuss current events! Today we discuss hashtag movements and the raising of minimum wage!

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Guest Bios

First Lady Shawn Moss

Lady Shawn Moss is the Leading Lady of Point Of Grace Church International & Point Ministries in Marietta, Georgia. She is founder and C.E.O. of LSM Ministries, LSM Leadership Academy, and LSM Global Enterprise. 

  Lady Moss is a conference speaker, empowerment coach, entrepreneur, and author. Her newest book release Oily Tears ignites the heart of kingdom minded leaders through worship.  

Lady Moss’ signature is to equip, inspire, and empower Christians to reach Kingdom Empire Status in ministry and in the business marketplace. As a former radio news director and reporter, she holds a B.A. in Mass Communications - Radio, Television, & Film, from Clark Atlanta University and a Masters of Public Administration from Kennesaw State University.

Today she stands alongside her husband, Apostle Dr. R. D. Moss, as they pastor the feasting flock of Point of Grace Church International in Marietta, Georgia and Point of Faith Church – Fayetteville, Georgia. She assumes an active role and serves in full-time ministry as an aid to her husband and the Chief Operating Officer of Point Ministries. She cherishes her role as wife, and as mother of six amazing children: Jada, JaMaya, Dylan, Josiah, Matthew & Madison Moss. It is evident that the sky is the limit as Lady Moss mounts up on wings as an eagle!

Nina Yong-Brown

Nina Yong Brown was born in Detroit, Michigan April 22, 1986. She was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nina Yong moved to Atlanta, GA with her Husband and their oldest child to start a life together.

Nina pursued a career in Culinary Arts where she attended Le Cordon Bleu and graduated in 2010 with an Associates Degree. Soon after she started her career as a professional Chef even winning awards such as 1st Place in a Atlanta "Top Chef" Competition. and "Chef of the Month"for her cuisines, Nina discovered that being a chef wasn't her true calling and walked away from her career in 2013, but not before starting a new one in Acting.

Since she has started Acting in 2013, Nina Yong has made a name for herself in the Atlanta Independent Film Industry. She is a "Best Supporting Actress award nominee"  two years in a row, who worked her way up from being a extra all the way to lead and Supporting roles in films. She has also worked with Tyler Perry on his hit television show "For better or for Worse" and also with Ernie Hudson and Vanessa Bell in the Film "To Hell and Back". She is also a Writer,Producer and Director as she Co-Directs on her on web-series "Phoenix Rising".

Reco Chapple

Reco Chapple captured the hearts of millions across the world with his larger than life personality on Bravo TV’s, The Fashion Show, Season 1, by succeeding as one of the top four finalist. Branding himself by working with such high profile clientele including actress, Cameron Diaz, Grammy Award Winner, Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Kandi Burruss, Niecy Nash ,Dwyane Wade, Nicki Minaj and many more, Reco has managed to distinguish his name and create a brand that has become a permanent and well-respected fixture within the fashion industry.  His ultra glamorous style leaves many speechless, and his timeless designs remain modern, sophisticated, and oozing with sex appeal.

Winning, 'Stitched' a new fashion reality competition show based out of Canada.   Reco has recently created his own talk show entitled, Sew Like A Pro. on House Of ChappleTV.  Where each week he and a guest host teach the world how to sew one fabulous stitch at a time.

One stitch at time, Reco built the HOUSE OF CHAPPLE brick by brick and is now being compared to great fashion giants such as Chanel and Dior. Entering into his 19th year as a fashion entrepreneur, Reco has moved his company “HOUSE OF CHAPPLE”, into the bridal arena and plans to continue to develop his label into a lifestyle brand that will be sold and enjoyed around the world.

Ashley Dash

Ashley Dash is a Career Branding Expert™, Speaker, and International Bestselling Author who teaches brilliant business professionals in how to increase their confidence and make more money so they can create the life they love. Ashley went from being unhappy living paycheck to paycheck in a dead-end “job” to transforming her life and career with luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz making $100k+! Ashley Dash now leverages her nearly ten years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies into a PROVEN system: The Career Branding Blueprint™ that generates big results for her clients. Ashley has a BS in Business Administration from Winthrop University, an MBA, and is pursuing a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership at Regent University.  

Lavonda P. Rouse

Entertainment veteran LaVonda P. Rouse, the no-nonsense founder of Collaborative Effort Entertainment (CEE), and creator and executive producer of the new virtual TV talk show, The Blend, an hour-long, inspirational web television talk show where God is the CEO. 

The Blend consists of an upbeat panel of four accomplished African-American experts who take a holistic approach to discuss the spirit, mind, and body related to business, technology, health, fitness, medicine, psychology, and leadership. The sole purpose is to encourage women, in particular, black women, to be intentional about being whole through empowerment and healing from the inside and out.

A former literary manager for a boutique talent agency, Rouse’s childhood dream was to be in the entertainment industry.  She got her start as an intern for three-time Emmy Award-winning producer, Donna E. Lusitana, and later as a production assistant on the set of ABC’s long-running 80’s sitcom, Mr. Belvedere, but in 1986, while in church, she heard the gospel and her life transformed.  “My pastor told me I couldn’t have Hollywood and God.  

Jeremy Harp

 Jeremy Harp is the Founder and President of the College Preparation Program, a social organization focused on helping Atlanta families prepare for the college admissions process. Jeremy has been running his program for the last 8 years and has helped students to gain full scholarships as well as acceptance into the Ivy League. Jeremy received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a MBA from the University of Georgia.