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Skipp

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Jackson-born artist Skipp barely graduated high school with a 1.4 grade point average. After a push from his mother, he enrolled in college and began to realize his abilities. He explains that education “separates average men from great ones.”

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Gloria Dickerson

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Gloria Dickerson is the founder and CEO of “We Together Creating Change,” an organization committed to making sure children are successful. 

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Antonio Wright

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As a football player at the age of 22, Antonio Wright's life changed when a car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. 

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C. Leigh McInnis

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C.Leigh McInnis - an instructor of English @ Jackson State University, the publisher and editor of Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and the author of seven books, including four collections of poetry, one collection of short fiction and one work of literary criticism.

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Dr. Freda Bush

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Dr. Freda Bush - an obstetrician/gynecologist in Jackson, MS. She has delivered over 10,000 babies.

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Jeff Marshall

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Jeff Marshall - dropped out of high school just months before graduation. He resently returned to get his GED and is now working as a front end manager at Ihop. Jeff is also a community theather actor.

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Nsombi Lambright

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Nsombi Lambright - the executive director of the Americian Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, community activist and mother.

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Rob Jay

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Rob Jay - sports director at WLBT, host of an afternoon show on WKXI, Southern Soul Radio on the internet and he is JSU's play-by-play man for basketball and football.

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Andy Hardwick

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Andy Hardwick - a renown jazz musician out of Vicksburg Mississippi. He's been playing since the age of 14. He's a regular fixture on the jazz music scene. Hardwick has managed to balance supporting his family and satisfying his passion for music.

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Brad "Kamikaze" Franklin

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Brad "Kamikaze" Franklin - rap artist, activist and entrepreneur.  Host of JSU TV23's Direct Line and Co-host of The Edge.

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