Vernon Oakes is President of Oakes Management Inc., a property management company. As President, he has renovated and managed his own properties, and those owned by other entities since 1985. Vernon is also the immediate Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and serves on several boards to advance the interests of cooperatives. He formerly served as coordinator of the MBA program at Howard University, and is an MBA graduate of Stanford University. Vernon has used his business acumen to benefit the community by providing quality housing across all populations, and is a consummate advocate for cooperatives.
His show, Everything Co-op features people who have influenced or participated in the advancement of the cooperative business model to change lives and/or help people to leverage cooperation, for the betterment of others. Vernon has personally made a commitment to teach people about cooperatives, and to market cooperatives as business model that can be used to resolve community problems.
Considered the Olivia Pope, Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart of dating, the Date Whisperer otherwise known as Teia Hill, possesses a unique combination of problem-solving skills, passion and expertise in identifying and addressing challenges in dating. This passion lead her to create The Date Whisperer LLC, a relationship consulting firm which serves clients in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Commonly referred to as the relationship fixer; the Date Whisperer has over 10 years of experience solving the romantic relationship problems of men and women from all walks of life. Whether it is a successful corporate tycoon that keeps striking out at love, a young professional struggling to make sense of a relationship that just won’t progress, or a single-parent ready for a fresh start, the Date Whisperer has successfully tackled the unique challenges of her diverse clients. Her insight comes from an innate gift to quickly assess her clients during their first meeting, to identify harmful character traits that are hindering them from finding their true love. In addition to being a sought after matchmaker, Teia Hill is the owner of Fightin4Lives Inc. Mental Health Clinic, a mental health rehabilitation treatment facility based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hill is the first African- American woman to launch an elite dating agency in the Washington Metro area, called DMV Live Connections. She is the host of her own radio show Relationships Unlocked, on WOL AM – 1450, a Radio One station. Ms. Hill is uniquely qualified to meet your romantic relationship needs. Her experiences are gleamed from the medical profession, as an entrepreneur, and as a mother that has experienced the highs and lows of dating; the Date Whisperer has an holistic approach to relationships that consistently leaves clients a 100% satisfied! There’s only one catch… you must follow ALL her rules.
With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Now “The Rev.”, as he is affectionately called by close friends and supporters, is bringing his powerful voice to radio and getting the answers to real questions with his entertaining new daily talk show the Al Sharpton Show.
Jeri Tolliver is Program Director for 1230am WDBZ. Jeri has over 20 years broadcast experience, she has worked for some of Cincinnati’s top rated radio stations and produced shows for some of Talker’s Magazines most talented and recognized hosts in broadcasting including, Lincoln Ware. Additionally, as host of “SisterSpeak” has interviewed some of the nation’s most celebrated personalities and icons including Tyler Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Fantasia, several America’s Top Models, numerous celebrities and community activists including Tavis Smiley, Susan Taylor, Al Sharpton, and two First Lady’s Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.