Hajj Flemings
D'Wayne Edwards, Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy
D'Wayne Edwards
History Makers Now
Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman
Atlanta City Councilman

I was passionate about leading and making our community, especially the African-American community, a better place in terms of a place we all could be proud of.

Many would say that Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall was destined for leadership. The son of civil rights veterans Leon and Evelyn Hall, this former president of the Benjamin E. Mays High School student government association inherited a legacy of bringing about change in his community.

Hall is in his third term on City Council. He previously served as an elected member of the Atlanta Board of Education. He is a member of the Council’s Public Safety, Zoning, and Community Development committees.

One of his signature achievements during his first term was a community-based master planning process that launched the renaissance of Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. During his second term, he received local and national recognition for his “Year of Boulevard” initiative, which focuses on improving public safety and bringing resources to the youth and families of the Old Fourth Ward’s Boulevard corridor, the neighborhood that raised Martin Luther King Jr. The corridor has the highest concentration of poverty in the southeastern United States.

Hall was named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 under 40,” and he was voted by an independent media panel as one of the 100 most influential Atlantans. Hall and his wife Natalie have two sons and live in the Martin Luther King Jr., Historic District.

The Gentlemen

History Makers Now

Roger M. Bobb

President and CEO of Bobbcat Films

Hajj Flemings

CEO and Founder of Brand Camp

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


Detavio Samuels, President of One Solution, Founder of The Bare Group

Detavio Samuels

President of One Solution and Founder of The Bare Group

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