1. Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice is the newest addition to the 92Q on-air team. A New York native, Dirty Rice moved to Maryland as a kid. Three years ago he joined Radio One working on the street team in Promotions. He had aspirations of learning to run the boards in the studio with the hope of being on air one day. His solid work ethic and hard work paid off and now you can hear him on the air of 92Q. His new show #FeedMe airs Mar 2.
2. Persia Nicole
Persia Nicole is a familiar voice on the 92Q airwaves. Not only does she bring a fresh sound to the radio, she is also an entrepreneur. In her spare time she creates customized jewelry. Beads By Persia has been seen on the arms of the wives of the Baltimore Ravens as well as musical artists. Persia has a new show premiering Sunday Mar 2. She is half of the #FeedMe duo, working alongside her co-host Miguel. Stay tuned
3. LaShelle Tatum
LaShelle Tatum has completed outstanding community service. She is a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and was recently appointed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to serve on the Planning Committee of the Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services. She is currently working as Regulatory Health Project Manager at the FDA. She is also a recent graduate of Towson University.
4. Latia Hicks
Latia Hicks is caring, ambitious and a dreamer. She volunteers her time to area youth. She loves cheerleading and mentors several girls on the squad. Latia understands how powerful a positive female figure can be in a young girl’s life. She is a perfect candidate for Baltimore’s Top 30 Under 30.
5. Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson excelled in football during high school and college career but had a passion to help others. That lead him to pursue a career in law enforcement with the Baltimore City Police Dept. While working full-time, pursued an undergraduate and graduate degree in Management. He offers much of his free time to area youth athletics. Sam believes that through mentorship he is making an impact one youth at a time.
6. April Sims (April Divah Styles)
It’s no secret that April has lived a troubled life. From growing up in a shattered home with a drug addicted mother and alcoholic father to being sexually abused to not knowing where her next meal would come from, April’s faith never waivered. She decided to not become a victim of circumstance and is now the CEO of DivahGlam Hair, owns 3 salons (Baltimore and Atlanta) and is the mother of the 100K Movement.
7. Randolph Wells
Randy has a passion for helping kids in foster care become successful in society. He strives along with his coworkers to live and lead by example that hard work and commitment to your goals in life can and will be rewarded properly in life. In 2013 he was awarded the Employee of the Year Award by Baltimore City DSS as well as the Social Service Champion Award by A Step Closer Foundation.
8. Raevyn Jones
Raevyn Jones is quickly emerging as a trailblazer among young professionals and a powerful voice for branding and business strategy. Since launching her first business at the age of 21, Raevyn has become an advocate for people to do what it is they love and create their own economy. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from Delaware State University and MSU with a MBA.
9. Darian Scott-Carter
Darian is an educator & community activist determined to positively impact the lives of those around him. He is a Professor of Homeland Security/Criminal Justice & earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Univ. of Maryland, Master’s degree from Towson Univ. & Teacher Cert. from Trinity Univ. While working at his alma mater with Baltimore City Schools, Darian achieved 100% college acceptance rates.
10. Marques Dent
Marques Dent embarked upon his service to the people at an early age. At the age of 21, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force. In 2010, he began working at the Pentagon, where he supported the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff in the National Military Command Center. He continues this community service as he runs for the MD House of Delegates for the 45th Legislative District.
11. Tamira Dunn
Tamira Dunn should be recognized because of her willingness and passion to help the youth within the City of Baltimore. She is not only the one of the Advisors for the Baltimore City Youth Commission, she is also the CEO of a mentoring program for teen mothers. When Baltimore faced its highest teen pregnancy rate, she saw it best to help the teen mothers and the city by creating Dream Girls Mentoring Program.
12. Trinard Sharpe
Trinard Sharpe had aspirations of working in aviation for as long as he could remember and became licensed at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. While there he received a number of accolades. In Nov of 2012, Sharpe was involved in a horrific car accident where he suffered injuries like a broken back. He has done well in defying the odds and continues to make progress, not giving up on his dreams.
13. India Lindsey
India “Indy” Lindsey is a 23 year old volunteer, mentor and role model. She graduated from Seton Hill University with a BA in Corporate Communications but her real passion lies in human service and volunteerism. India dedicates her life to helping others. In 2013 India decided to leave her job in Marketing for a job focused on human services. Currently, India has dedicated one year of service to AmeriCorps.
14. Wendell Supreme Shannon
Shannon is an abstract artist born in New York raised in Baltimore. During his freshman year in college he was hospitalized and diagnosed with multiple diseases all affecting the use of his hands. He used painting as his own form of treatment and recovery. This year his work has been featured in a number of exhibits in Baltimore and surrounding areas. Wendell left his job to fulfill his passion for creating art.
15. Yasmein Rice
Business owner and Chief Pastry Baker Yasmein Rice began baking while she majored in Commercial Baking at Mervo High School in Baltimore. Out of necessity, Yasmein began her baking business to make ends meet. With only a few loyal customers Yasmein networked and is now servicing over 200 clients through weddings, baby showers and funerals.
16. Marlin Austin
Marlin Austin is a 28-year-old from Loudon Ave. This young is not only a wonderful husband and father but a powerful preacher of the gospel. But he strongly believes and helping boys become men. In January he launched Men Moulding Men Inc. He is also the President of the Men’s Ministry at Faith Christian Worship Center.
17. Danielle Lewis
Passionate, talented & motivated, Danielle is sought after for her ability to create a flawless face. She specializes in enhancing natural beauty. She has been featured on Essence.com, in Sister 2 Sister Magazine, in films including 9 Minutes & 30 Seconds, on runways everywhere and on the faces of many. She was also included in “HelloBeautiful’s’ 30 Under 30. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of ThatBeautyBlog.com.
18. Christopher Parker
Born to a Navy family, Christopher Parker spent his early years in Philadelphia, South Jersey, Florida, and Japan. Chris came to the Eastern Shore of Maryland when his father was stationed stateside in Virginia. Chris has worked with The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs. Chris coordinates after-school and summer activities that afford children a structured and supervised environment.
19. Monique Bassett
Monique made history in 2011 in Baltimore county by being named the first female to coach high school boys varsity basketball. She is a mentor, motivational speaker and philanthropist for youth of all ages. Her passion for her students and her drive for them to succeed is evident everyday. She is also assisting in coaching at Community College of Baltimore County.
20. Krishana Davis
Krishana Davis, 23, explores the intersections of news, politics, feminist ideals and popular cultural for national and local publications. Krishana currently works as a general assignment reporter at the Baltimore Sun Media Group, her hometown paper. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Baltimore Sun, Clutch Magazine, Baltimore Magazine and JET.
21. Shawn Burnett
Currently enrolled at Coppin State University, dual-majoring in Non-Profit Leadership and Political Science, Shawn is a Deans List Student, the President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association, and Founder/Executive Director of Walks of ART. Shawn founded Walks of ART in 2011.Walks of ART is missioned to “implant the relevance of self-expression and individualism in urban youth, by way of art.”
22. Keenen Geter
Keenen Geter is a 22 year old young man who is serious about the need to help his city of Baltimore overcome, achieve, and succeed. He graduated from the University Of Baltimore with a Bachelors of Arts in Jurisprudence. During the summer of 2013, Keenen worked as a Mayoral Fellow for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at Baltimore City Hall. Keenen worked at the White House for President Barack Obama.
23. Keon Tilghman
Keon is an active member of the Baltimore County Police Officer. While at work serving and protecting the public, he executes is job with ease, confidence and personable interactions with the public. Keon is an active mentor with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake serving as a Big Brother.
24. William Thomas
May 7, 2004 was the day William Joseph Thomas’ life changed completely. He was an innocent bystander in the shooting incident at Randallstown High School. Some would describe him, then, as a victim. Today, William J. Thomas, affectionately known to many as “Tipper,” can no longer be described as a victim. William is a humanitarian, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, and most importantly incredibly resilient.
25. Brian Cheeks
Brian Cheeks, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, entered the entertainment industry in 2009. Brian Cheeks first began his career with modeling, and in 2010, transitioned into acting. Brian Cheeks received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a Master of Arts degree in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore.
26. Singleton Newman
Singleton is instrumental in the DC, MD, VA artistic community as a hip hop ambassador, promoter and supporter of regional musicians and artists. She currently acts as a talent consultant, A&R, radio personality, event host and freelance writer for various music and media companies. She is current Vice President of Motivated Artist Making Records of Baltimore.
27. Tammira Lucas
In 2010, at the age of 23, Tammira started the company, Ryann’s Closet. Ryann’s Closet is a children’s boutique whose mission is to provide an exciting selection of custom high-quality, fashionable, sassy & chic young children’s accessories and clothing at exceptional value and affordable cost. She is a featured blogger on the one of Forbes top 10 websites for Women and Entrepreneurs “The Boss Network.”