PHREAdom Leader: Hydeia Broadbent continues to educate about HIV/AIDS
Awareness / PHREAdom Leader

PHREAdom Leader: Hydeia Broadbent continues to educate about HIV/AIDS

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2012, the estimated number of diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States was 47,989. There were 38,160 diagnoses in adult and adolescent males and 9,586 in adult and adolescent females. There were an estimated 242 diagnoses of HIV infection among children aged less than … Continue reading

PHREAdom Leader Paul Brown fights ‘Against the Odds’
Family / Leadership / PHREAdom Leader

PHREAdom Leader Paul Brown fights ‘Against the Odds’

As a black male growing up in one of the roughest areas of Charleston, S.C., Paul Brown wanted more than his circumstance. Born and raised in a single-parent household, Brown was able to turn his difficult life experience into a positive reflection book called “Against the Odds.” The author provides a glimpse into his world … Continue reading

PHREAdom Leader: Jay Willis and the NEMO Movement
Community / Entrepreneur / Leadership / PHREAdom Leader

PHREAdom Leader: Jay Willis and the NEMO Movement

Growing up as the only African-American family in Irish Town, New Brunswick in Canada, Jay Willis spent the majority of her childhood playing sports because of her concerns to fit in. Her family moved from Toronto when she was 6-years-old to an area where neighbors gave them strange looks for being different. Her fear was … Continue reading

PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later with the Innovators
Awareness / Community / Journey / PHREAdom Leader

PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later with the Innovators

Today wraps up the installment of the PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later series. The last part of the series focus on the innovators. They are Alton Murray, Ashley Gonzalez and Miss Plus Size Charleston Alison Parson, which I’ve dubbed as my “Ambitious A-Leaders”.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this project, and reconnecting with my PHREAdom Leaders … Continue reading

PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later with the Entrepreneurs
Career / Entrepreneur / PHREAdom Leader

PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later with the Entrepreneurs

Today’s PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later focus on young emerging entrepreneurs. The leaders featured are founders and creators of non-profit and for-profit organizations. They are Founder and Chief Executive Officer Garry Bailey, Founder of Authentic Reflections & Author of Evolution of Love  John Harris III, Author of Words for Warning Ashley Nash, Founder of Nitsua Creations Austin Smith, … Continue reading

PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later with Scholars
Education / Leadership / PHREAdom Leader

PHREAdom Leader: One Year Later with Scholars

This year, I interviewed 12 young leaders for Always PHREA’s PHREAdom Leaders. As a way to commemorate one year of PHREAdom Leaders, I followed up with the young visionaries about their successes, challenges, and leadership. In this feature, I focus on the scholars – Jessica Ross, Ph. D. and Shantelle Igiozee who were also my first … Continue reading