100 Black Men and Women of IMPACT Black Tie Gala

Written by: Jasmine Tiffany

The 100 Black Men and Women of IMPACT magazine Black- Tie Gala took place Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 7:00pm, at the Renaissance Hotel in North Hills, Raleigh. This event brought together several attendees to celebrate the successes of each other over hor d’eorves and champagne.

The 100 Black Men and Women of IMPACT magazine Black- Tie Gala took place Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 7:00pm, at the Renaissance Hotel in North Hills, Raleigh. This event brought together several attendees to celebrate the successes of each other over hor d’eorves and champagne.

This event is a project, created by IMPACT magazine founder Tunisha Brown, that she decided was needed in the community, along with her compelling magazine. “Everyone loves dressing up, being honored and the networking that comes with it”. The goal was to honor the members of IMPACT magazine with a small gesture of appreciation like this event. Each honoree received a special gift bag with items from entrepreneurs in partnership with IMPACT magazine. With each gift, it also included an amazing trip for a 3 day, 2 night stay in Las Vegas. How amazing is that!

As the host introduced each honoree, she made sure to give in-depth details about each person and how they’ve contributed to society. Dr. Sheria Rowe, an educator and Dean in the School Of Business at St. Augustine’s University was one of the guest honored during the Gala for her outstanding work. She is an author and owns several businesses. She is also very active in the community where she volunteers with several organizations and boards including Go Red For Women and The Breast Cancer Foundation. It was a thrill to witness such greatness in the room and she expressed gratitude to IMPACT magazine for the honor.

Other honorees included William May, master stylist and salon owner, Terry Spicer, the CEO of Epiphany Public Relations. She’s also done work for the Obama Administration, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and more. She has talent with Tyler Perry, CNN, NBC, radio stations and national newspapers. “I want to share something really important with you all. Something really important to my heart is my non-profit for cancer patient transportation. This is very near and dear to me and something I truly value”.

Along with the other honorees, husband and wife Dexter and Tanya Scott accepted their recognition and delivered a beautiful speech. “We are in the marriage paradigm. Basically that means, where Tanya is strong I can stand behind. I am able to support her 300% and my ego is not challenged in any way”. The UPgraders are mindset development trainers who speak about upgrading your mindset. They are international speakers and have been featured on multiple media outlets including the Home Magazine. It was an honor to witness a couple of color who insisted on leaving each guest with a seed of knowledge on how we can all level up or upgrade our mentality.

In the end, Tunisha gave The Prevailing Women magazine some inside scoop on how she became the woman she is today. “I didn’t get a full team until about two years ago. I developed IMPACT magazine in 2007”. When asked what other ventures Ms. Brown has had the opportunity to cultivate she explained she has an event called “Cocktails and Conversations”. She also had her own brand management company where she assists with taking other brands

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