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Verdel A. Jones


Verdel A. Jones is the

Executive Producer & host of

Conversations with Verdel Jones.

Verdel is dedicated to hosting conversations that inform & enlighten in hopes that the viewers learn something they may not

have known



IG: @deliteach  



Mazi Oyo


Mazi Oyo is the owner of


a video production & digital entertainment company. Mazi bka “Mazi O.” is an accomplished video director having directed over 500 music videos, interviews & other projects, with over 60 million combined views. His video production work has been featured on every major urban media outlet, including MTV, XXL, & Mazi O. has worked with notable artists such as Akon, Ceelo Green, Cardi B., Jadakiss, Meek Mill, Raekwon, Redman, Black Rob, Styles P., Sheek Louch, French Montana, Lil Cease, Lil Kim, Maino, HoodCelebrityy & Red Café, just to name a few. Specialities: Urban Promotions, Digital Presence, Music Distribution, Graphic Design, Video Production, Audio Production



IG: @directedbymazio


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Dexter Henry


Dexter Henry is the owner of

Backpack Broadcasting.

Backpack Broadcasting is a diverse media outlet covering events, streaming them live with videography services. Dexter is the producer of original content including Sideline Stories &

The Ain’t Hard To Tell Podcast.








@backpackbroadcasting @sdlnstories @thesportswalk @ahttpodcast


Von Franklin


Von Franklin is the owner of

Mobile Office Media LLC.

Mobile Office Media is a small start-up sharing & spreading the word about entrepreneurs in the hood. Von Franklin is looking to create something like The Big Black Book NYC in the Bronx



IG: @mobileofficemediallc


Miya Jones


Miya Jones is the owner of

Shades of Long Island.

Shades of Long Island is a media outlet that covers minorities, Millennials & Generation Z on Long Island. Her website covers lifestyle, entertainment, news & Long Island happenings. Miya created this site because she felt there was a gap in coverage related to minorities & people in her generation. She desires to fill that space.




IG: @lishades & @miyajones1996

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Sharon Devonish Leid


Sharon Devonish Leid is the CEO of


PR, Publicity Strategist, Speaker,

John Jay Adjunct Professor, and Director for External/Media Relations at

One Brooklyn Health System.


Sharon is the Founder of Ladies of 3rd Thursday, a monthly business networking organization that provides professional and personal development resources. Ladies of 3rd Thursday helps entrepreneurs and businesses network, find resources to help build their businesses, and help create business relationships. Her organization works with women to empower and support their dreams.


Ladies of 3rd Thursday has a program called "Girlprenuers Mentoring Program". The program mentors young girls ages 13+ to enhance their business ideas or help them with business ideas. Other programs are the

school supply and toy giveaway.


On top of her PR work and Ladies of 3rd Thursday, Sharon does speaking engagements on the Importance of having PR for your brand and why community engagement is beneficial to a business on the importance of having PR for your brand and why community engagement is beneficial to a business. She also speaks to college students who are aspiring to be entrepreneurs



IG: @netstrucpr

IG: @ladiesof3rdthursday





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