obe honors award. community service. Blackexpollence. She Boss Talk Podcast About Shante Roddy Shante is a rare breed and I am honored to nominate her for this award. She is a small business advocate, consistent and a true servant leader. Shante takes time to share her education and knowledge with anyone, not holding back from […]


obe honors award. community service. Blackexpollence. COLLECTIVE IMPACT About RASHAUNDA WILLIAMS Rashaunda Williams has a servant’s heart. As a military vet and a business owner she is always offering her education, time and connecting others in her network. With a proven track record of empowering organizations and people to create social impact. She is leading […]


obe honors award. community activism. Blackexpollence. PHILLY WEEDEN PERSONAL TRAINING About PHILLY WEEDEN I’m nominating Philly “Charg’d Up” Weeden because of his energy! His passion and his calling for fitness helps everyone he comes in contact with, physically and spiritually. Voltage is not just a gym, it’s the access point in the community that brings […]


obe honors award. community service. Blackexpollence. ASSETS TOLEDO About Olivia Holden Olivia Holden is the Executive Director of ASSETS Toledo, a non-profit corporation that serves persons who are interested in starting a business or need the skills to continue in business. ASSETS Toledo teaches the basics of setting up and running a business during a […]


obe honors award. BUSINESS EXCELLENCE. Blackexpollence. The Real Black Friday About LaRese Purnell The Real Black Friday founder continues to champion Cleveland by giving back to the Black community. Life has come full circle for Purnell. Once homeless as a child, today he is the co-owner and managing partner of CLE Consulting Firm, a downtown […]


obe honors award. community activism. Blackexpollence. ALICIA REECE SOUL FOOD RADIO SHOW & PODCAST About alicia reece The Honorable Alicia Reece, your new Hamilton County Commissioner, made history as the first woman and African American to win city, state, and county races in Hamilton County. She is an experienced 20 year public servant who has […]


obe honors award. education. Blackexpollence. GREEN HARVEST HEALTH About Dr. Bridget Williams Dr. Bridget Williams is an established board-certified family physician, best selling author and the CEO of Green Harvest Health, medical cannabis and integrative clinics located in Ohio. With nearly 20 years of experience in family medicine from The Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bridget combines […]


obe honors award. community activism. Blackexpollence. HIPPIE CHEMIST About DIAWN JONES Diawn is an established degreed chemist, wellness expert, and owner of Soza Fitness Wellness, and Hippie Chemist in Parma, Ohio. With over 25 years experience as a chemist in the chemical/coatings industry, and over 20 years experience in allied health and wellness, Diawn combines […]


obe honors award. community service. Blackexpollence. 1000 TIES About jowan smith Jowan started 1,000 Ties two years ago after watching her son learn how to tie a tie on YouTube. This led her to thinking about all of the skills young men are lacking. She started with an event where the community came together to […]


obe honors award. community activism. Blackexpollence. MAROON ARTS GROUP About sheri neale As president of the Maroon Arts Group, (“MAG”), and prior to its inception, Sheri Neale has been a force in perpetually confronting perceived mainstream society with the power of Black culture. From actively causing society to acknowledge Black roots in America to creating […]