NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Sakalyah Bettina Thomas

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Sakalyah Bettina Thomas Bettina Thomas attended Rutgers University, majoring in Business/Finance. She comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and has demonstrated her ability to build and maintain several successful businesses in the Nashville Area. By doing so she has provided employment to many individuals, helping them to develop new skills or simply strengthen the talents they already poses. Her next endeavor is the opening of Vege-licious Cafe. Specializing in preparing hearty, mouth-watering, home-style vegan, vegetarian and gluten free cuisine that is delicious enough to satisfy even the most skeptical omnivore. Comfort food is her specialty. Bettina Thomas plans to open the doors in the spring, [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dewitt McGowan

I am Dewitt McGowan, better known by my Kroger customers as “Mack” or “Cowboy.” I want to thank you for selecting me as one of the most leading African Americans in Williamson County. I enjoy life in such a great way. I have a beautiful and kind family. My wife’s name is Annette McGowan and we have been married for 42 great years. We have one daughter, Cynthia, and two sons, Eric and Dewitt Jr. I retired from General Motors with 31 years and I am starting my 20th year at Kroger. I love my people and my job at Kroger. I minister each Sunday to Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients which is very rewarding. God [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Chef Sterling Wright

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Chef Sterling Wright As a Nashville native, Sterling Wright is the real-deal – our very own home town inspiration and a missionary of hope and possibility to everyone who he meets. But life for Sterling hasn’t always been so easy. Born and raised in the rough area of J.C Napier homes of Nashville, But God was just starting to work his plan for Sterling. After his recovery, Sterling began turning his life around, working in restaurants and anywhere that he could to both support himself and help those around him learn about his life lessons and God’s love for them. He shared his story to [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Pastor John. R. Faison, Sr.

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Pastor John Faison Sr John R. Faison, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Watson Grove Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, affectionately known as “The Grove,” where they endeavor to be “A GROWING church for GROWING people whom Christ will use in GROWING His Kingdom.” A native of Boykins, Virginia, Pastor Faison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia and a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. Under Pastor Faison’s leadership, God is using The [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Charles Lee Ewing

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NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Mignon Francois

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Mignon Francois Mignon Francois is the Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection (TCC). While crunching numbers and creating the craze are amongst her job requirements, her favorite responsibilities within this role are giving hugs, listening, and mentoring her team and other up and coming entrepreneurs who seek after her grass roots experience. Using her “Follow the Joy” approach, Mignon developed an iconic flavor that drew lines and attention to the hip nature of her Historic Germantown neighborhood that hadn’t seen this concept developed prior. The success of TCC thereby became icing on the cake amongst the existing North Nashville restauranteurs that would ignite a [...]

Rachel Herz, Author Of Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Rachel Herz An eye-opening exploration of the psychology of eating in today’s unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess. In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who’s been praised for her “ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner” (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption―such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see [...]

Lizzie Collingham, Author Of The Taste Of Empire: How Britain’s Quest For Food Shaped The Modern World Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Lizzie Collingham A history of the British Empire told through twenty meals eaten around the world In The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped the modern world. Told through twenty meals over the course of 450 years, from the Far East to the New World, Collingham explains how Africans taught Americans how to grow rice, how the East India Company turned opium into tea, and how Americans became the best-fed people in the world. In The Taste of Empire, Collingham masterfully shows that only by examining the history of Great Britain's global food system, from sixteenth-century Newfoundland fisheries [...]

Alex Prud’homme, Author Of France Is A Feast: The Photographic Journey Of Paul And Julia Child Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Alex Prud'homme From the coauthor of My Life in France, a revealing collection of photographs taken by Paul Child that document his and Julia Child’s years in France Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: “Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for [...]