On October 26, 2017 Real Conversations with Melody Fox will honor Jericho Road Inc. as its Community Spotlight during its live event with special featured guest Award-winning Filmmaker Shauntay Cherry. Jericho Road Inc. is a 501(c) 3 community based organization that is the vision of Dr. Elena Bascom, a survivor of domestic violence (DV). Due to her experiences as a child and as a victim of domestic violence, Dr. Bascom began outreach work to help other women who were in similar situations. Through this journey, Jericho Road Inc. was born.
On September 28, 2017 Real Conversations with Melody Fox honored Mentouring as its Community Spotlight during its live event with special featured guest Award-winning Loc Specialist Thando Kafele. Mentouring is an empowerment initiative founded by Loc Pioneer Thando Kafele and realized with fellow natural haircare leaders Darrius Peace and Jibril Waajid. While natural haircare is a focus, Mentouring has its sight on expanding to include other men for its tour to “mentour” community globally on a myriad of community concern.
On August 31, 2017 Real Conversations with Melody Fox honored Miriam Carey as its Community Spotlight during its live event with special featured guest Award-winning TV Talk Host Val Carey (TOTM! Tea Talk with Val Carey). Miriam Carey was tragically killed on Oct. 3, 2013 in DC in the wake of traffic issues. The Carey Family, led by family spokesperson Val Carey and attorney Eric Sanders, is on a campaign for justice in an incident that not only claimed the life of Miriam but imposed trauma on her infant daughter that was in tow. Based on what is known, the baby was in the back seat of the car as her mother was shot and killed. Each year the family commemorates the life of Miriam along with its ongoing fight to gather the facts and have full transparency.
On July 27, 2017 Real Conversations with Melody Fox honored No Gun Smoke School Tour Inc. as its Community Spotlight during its live event with special featured guest Award-winning Filmmaker and Film Festival Founder Antoine Allen. No Gun Smoke School Tour Inc. gives community children necessary support to shape them into leaders of the future. It employs an anti-violence campaign with educational programs and leadership initiatives that help nurture our youth while they develop life skills.