Black professionals mentor students

Miami Times September 28th, 2016, Cleveland Bryant The third annual Black Professionals Summit was held last weekend at the Kovens Conference Center on Florida International University’s campus. Kenasha Paul created the Black Professional Summit in 2014 with the help of a handful of friends. “Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for professional development in South Florida,” said Paul. “The summit provides a medium that merges experienced Black professionals with passionate and energetic post-secondary students, resulting in a continuum of professional and leadership development central to the growth and the betterment of our South Florida community.”
 The summit is a conference designed to bring together emerging and established Black professionals who are excelling and inspiring others to excel. This year’s theme was “Thriving Beyond Borders.”
Held Sept. 24, the morning session included presentations on the importance of buying Black, the keys to political influence and the economics of politics. Jill Tracey of Hot 105 moderated the economics of policy panel with Sen. Dwight Bullard, state Rep. Cynthia Stafford, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon and Broward County Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief among others. Read more