Gene Waddy
Ryan Cameron
History Makers Now
Detavio Samuels, President of One Solution, Founder of The Bare Group
President of One Solution and Founder of The Bare Group

This may sound weird, but I am most proud of the man I have become.  A man of God.  A family man. A man who uses his gifts, talents and the platform they have earned him, to leave a little dent in the world.

At the age of 34, Detavio Samuels is one of corporate America's youngest executives and has helped some of the world's biggest companies including Walmart, Chrysler LLC, NBA and Johnson & Johnson to build their brands and connect to consumers. Currently, Samuels works at Radio One Inc, the nation's leading urban media company, where he operates as the President of One Solution. In this role, Samuels heads up the company's cross-platform sales division as well as, CIPHER, the company's branded entertainment agency.

Samuels is also the founder The Bare Group: a holding company for many of his ideas including: Bare Thinking, his consulting firm; Bare Publishing, which published his first book, Exist No More, and Bare Studios, his film and content division.

"The principles I live by is keeping God first; he's never failed me. Family second; they are my heart and my soul. Find the magic that's in me and unleash in on the world for good.  Pretty simple, huh?"

The Gentlemen

History Makers Now

Roger M. Bobb

President and CEO of Bobbcat Films

Hajj Flemings

CEO and Founder of Brand Camp

Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman

Kwanza Hall

Atlanta City Councilman

D'Wayne Edwards, Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

D'Wayne Edwards

Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

Shawn Dove

CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Jamil Crews

Entrepreneur and Coordinator for Office of the Mayor, City of Buffalo

Dedrick Asante - Muhammad

Sr. Director of the Economic Department, NAACP

Gene Waddy


Ryan Cameron

Radio Host, V-103 and Co-Founder of the Ryan Cameron Foundation

L-Mani S. Viney

National Guide Right Director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and Educator

Christopher Jordan Tyson Associate Professor

Christopher Jordan Tyson

Professor of Law and candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State

Tyrone Johnson

V.P and General Manger at Euramax International

David Mann

Actor, Gospel singer, Comedian

Kehinde Wiley


Keith Marcel Radford

General Manager at Uber Atlanta

Rev. Matthew Lawrence Watley

Minister and Author

Clyde E. Mize, Jr.

Esquire Partner

James Toney III

Cofounder, Sew

Tony Rock

Comedian and Founder of MyRock Foundation


Software Development Agency

Justin Dawkins

Inflex Digital, CEO, Principal

Warrick Dunn

Founder at Warrick Dunn Charities

Street Disciples

Youth Motivational Speakers

Dr. Dennis Kimbro

Clark Professor and Author