Best Community Leader
Bishop Kim W. Brown
Norfolk-Virginia Bch-Nwprt Nws, VA - 95.7 R&B
Bishop Kim W. Brown truly embodies the definition of Community Leader and displays it tangibly. He earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Virginia Union University. Known for his outstanding leadership quality, Bishop has given money from his own pocket too many times to count. Through K.W. Brown International Ministries, he has served the community by purchasing gas for city residents, giving vehicles to single parents (lien free), paid monthly mortgages, sent kids to camp, and provided academic scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000. If Bishop Brown had his way, he’d bless the world one community at a time.
Omar Barlow
Philadelphia, PA - PHILLYS BEST
Omar Barlow’s life mission is to empower people to discover their purpose and fulfill their destiny. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Omar is the proud husband of Jeneen Barlow and father of their three children: Joshua, Grace, and Nathanael. He is the founding CEO and Principal of Eastern University Academy Charter School, the only Early College High School and “Passion- Based” School in Philadelphia. Omar also serves on the Pastoral Team at New Covenant Church of Philadelphia and he is the co-founder of Barlow Enterprises – a motivational speaking company that empowers, educates, and motivates people reaching for "success" to live lives of excellence.
James Jones
Atlanta, GA - MAJIC 107.5
James L. Jones, Sr., is founder and chairman of Simply United Together, an international community service organization that promotes enhanced community sustainability, human relations, civic engagement and economic viability for disenfranchised communities. A resident of Atlanta, GA., Jones has spent more than 20 years providing service to organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, NAACP, National Action Network, SCLC, and others. Jones’ believes that “Being a blessing to someone else is the most important thing a human being can do.”
Stan Richards
Washington, DC - Howard University WHUR 96.3
Stan Richards is a native Washingtonian. Stan is a successful entrepreneur, author of the book From the Bus to the Bentley: No More Limits, and founder of The Richards Group Foundation. He is married and father of two sons. Stan Richards is proof that you can do whatever you put your mind to. A master at creating wealth, Stan urges all he meets to challenge themselves by tapping into their talents to create their own business enterprises. For more information, go to www.stanrichardsonline.com.