Who’s That Girl: Amber Duke

Equality & Civil Rights Champion Written by Tawana Bain | Photo submitted by Amber Duke Earlier this year, the ACLU of Kentucky announced Amber Duke as their Executive Director after Board members performed an extensive nationwide search. Amber is a trusted civil rights leader who was inspired by John Lewis at a young age. She has spent her professional career finding ways to get into “good trouble” by shining a light on systemic inequalities that disproportionally impact Black and other marginalized people. “The ACLU of Kentucky’s work is more important than ever as we face [...]

By |2023-08-01T12:37:23-04:00August 1, 2023|Who's That Girl|

Who’s That Girl: Celena Clemons

Hospitality All-Star Written by Tawana Bain | Photo submitted by Celena Clemons For Celena Clemons, going the extra mile comes naturally. She’s the Dual Director of Sales for two bustling Schulte Hospitality properties; the Holiday Inn near the airport and Hawthorne Suites. As part of her job at the Louisville based company, she handles group and corporate contracts. She’s involved with every facet of the experience for out-of-town guests, and that goes well beyond just getting a good night’s sleep. Celena ensures they’re given all kinds of information and advice about the fun, interesting and unique [...]

By |2023-06-30T01:29:09-04:00June 30, 2023|Who's That Girl|

Who’s That Girl: Dr. Kish Cumi Price

Equity Strategist, Counselor Educator & Mom Written by Tawana Bain | Photo submitted by Dr. Kish Cumi Price Dr. Kish Cumi Price credits her faith in Jesus for her interesting journey. She was born in Flint, Michigan, and then moved to Franklin, Tennessee, with her family as a teenager. She witnessed a jarring cultural shift and identified the power of influence. While growing up in Flint, she was surrounded by Black educators, clergy, advocates and working professionals who invested in her growth and development; however, when she moved to Franklin, Black influencers were minimal. She [...]

By |2023-06-08T13:54:59-04:00June 1, 2023|Who's That Girl|

Who’s That Girl: Jade Melvin

Advocate, Strategist & Humanitarian Leader Written by Tawana Bain | Photo submitted by Jade Melvin She is a high-energy, high-powered, advocate and strategist who came on board during TBain&Co.’s busiest season to help manage the gigantic undertaking that is Derby Diversity Week. From the moment she jumped onto her first Zoom meeting, she was all in– bringing her executive leadership skills along with her entertainment and corporate contacts– and creating an instant impact. Jade Melvin is a force. Prior to joining Derby Diversity Week (DDW), Jade served as the Associate Director, Strategic Alliances and Programs [...]

By |2023-04-27T15:35:54-04:00May 1, 2023|Who's That Girl|

Who’s That Girl: Charlene Hampton Holloway, RN

Activist, Public Speaker & Author Written by Tawana Bain | Photo submitted by Charlene Hampton Holloway, RN Charlene Hampton Holloway is a retired registered nurse., a lifelong Civil Rights Activist, an author, and an inspiring public speaker. She’s the author of Whitlock’s Compositions, the biography of three Black women living during the Great Depression through the 1960s Civil Rights era.  She’s presently serving her fourth term as an Executive Committee volunteer member for the nearly 110-year-old Louisville NAACP branch, where she was a member of the Louisville NAACP Youth Council in 1961. As a 13-year-old [...]

By |2023-04-01T03:43:52-04:00April 1, 2023|Who's That Girl|

Who’s That Girl: Lauren Treece Blair

Wife, Mom, and Artist Written by Tawana Bain | Photo submitted by Lauren Treece Blair As a child, Lauren Treece Blair dreamed of becoming a wife, mom, and artist. She received a full scholarship from the University of Louisville to pursue a degree in fine arts and married her high school sweetheart, BJ. While BJ went to dental school, Lauren worked in interior decorating and kitchen and bathroom design. She became a stay-at-home mom after having three wonderful girls. Lauren started to paint again with BJ’s encouragement. Her childhood dream was now a certainty, but [...]

By |2023-03-01T11:58:35-05:00March 1, 2023|Who's That Girl|
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