LaTonya Branham is a native of Dayton, Ohio. She earned an M.A. degree from Antioch University McGregor, and a B.S. degree from Wilberforce University.
John T. Wills has earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration; "I’ve been a professor, a businessman, author of the phenomenal novel 'Just a Season,' host of the BLACK EMPOWERED MEN radio Show, past officer of several business and community boards, a volunteer and friend to many." Regardless of the worldly titles given, John prefers to be called, A Man.
Trina Roach was born in Camden, New Jersey and grew up in Harrisburg and Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Her first visit to Europe was a present from her parents after the 9th grade to reward her for her academic achievement. Little did they know that the experience would motivate her to graduate from high school at the end of the 11th grade and return to Europe for good.
After studying literary criticism and art history in Strasbourg (France), as well as Heidelberg and Göttingen (Germany), Trina began her career in Management Training & Development. She later segued into marketing and advertising where as a marketing consultant she handled international and national accounts totally close to 100 million German Marks. While working for the same agency network, Trina was named Head of Human Resources Development Middle Europe in 1999, where she was responsible for an award-winning training and development program.
Since leaving advertising in 2005 Trina has worked as an Executive Coach, Leadership and Communications Skills Trainer and HRD and Diversity Consultant. Her company, Creating Tomorrow: The Leadership Consultancy, "supports business professionals on both sides of the Atlantic who are committed to identifying and nurturing their “ME Factor”, because true leadership begins when you take charge of your own life."
Trina's contributions and perspectives will be significant, as BLACK IN TIME strives to reach more people globally, Her latest project, Uncaged Birds™ , is "a collection of confidence- and skill-building programs created especially for women of African descent living and working in Europe." She describes it as “the program I would have personally wanted and needed for support and motivation as a young expat and woman of color making her way in Europe.” One of Trina’s main objectives with the program is to strengthen the connection between Black American women and Black women living abroad.
We're so happy that she will be sharing information from her program and other sources on this website.
To find out more about Trina and her work
use the information listed below.
Trina E. Roach
Coach – Trainer – Consultant
Creating Tomorrow: The Leadership Consultancy
57413 Finnentrop, Germany
fon: +49-2724-24 39 83
mobile: + 49-176-548 208 35
blog2: www.creatingtomorrow2.wordpress.com (deutsch)
If you're enjoying the music you're listening to, you can thank Mr. Andre Hayward. Not only is he a phenomenal musician, he's also an entrepreneur, clinician, educator and valued contributor to the BLACK IN TIME ONLINE RESOURCE FOR BLACK HISTORY & CUJLTURE.
Born in Houston, Texas in 1973, Hayward's first exposure to the world of music was through his parents, Melvin and Barbara Hayward where musical talent exists on both sides. Hayward began playing trombone and tuba at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Leon Schreiber and 2 years later with Bob Odneal who was lead trumpeter for Maynard Ferguson. Hayward continued playing through high school where he attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts under the direction of notable jazz educator,Robert "Doc" Morgan. He continued to hone his skills with Houston's legendary educator,Conrad O. Johnson. It was Conrad's instruction, and the opportunity to work in his big band,"The Big Blue Sound", where he really started to gain experience working in an ensemble.
He landed his first engagement with trumpeter Roy Hargrove for a European tour after being heard at a jam session during a festival while playing with the Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble. After Hargrove, Hayward performed and recorded with singer/bandleader Betty Carter for five years in her acclaimed "Jazz Ahead"program. Other acclaimed performers include Joe Williams, Slide Hampton, John Lewis, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gerald Wilson, Kirk Whalum,Jimmy Heath, The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Illinois Jacquet's Big Band. His most recent performance credits are The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra of 8 years. He is also a new member of The San Francisco Jazz Collective led by Joshua Redman.
In 2003, he received first place and a $20,000 scholarship at the International Thelonious Monk Trombone Competition in Washington,DC. Hayward is also an educator who has conducted numerous clinics and workshops in various parts of the US and overseas. He serves as adjunct trombone professor at both The New England Conservatory and New York University.
BLACK IN TIME is Proud and Honored to call this extraordinarily gifted gentleman, among those we call friends and partners.
To contact and learn more about Andre's work, please use the information listed below.
Yet, another gifted musician, Mr. Charles Z. Williams, lends his talent to The BLACK IN TIME ONLINE RESOURCE CENTER.
Born February 2, 1961, in St. Louis, Missouri, he is a classically trained artist percussionist, composer, arranger. keyboardist and guitarist. as well as the Founder of Fidelity Music Entertainment, "an independent recording label providing listeners with an alternative approach to smooth jazz and easy
The registered publishing entity for all copyrighted material recorded on the Fidelity Music is
Nu Avatar Publishing (ASCAP).
To hear some of Charles' great music, visit our "What's Going On" page.
You can contact him by using the information listed below: