Meet the Panelists

TANISHA CIDEL, Miami, FL

Creator of Evolutionary Arts Life Foundation; actress in the Golden Globe & Oscar Award winning film Moonlight; currently Co-starring in OWN Network’s TV series David Makes Man (produced by Oprah Winfrey); and former Director of the award-winning program AileyCamp Miami. 

COCO BROWN, Atlanta, GA

Cocoa Brown- Atlanta, GA
Actress, comedian, writer, producer, entertainer & full-time mom; known for her lead role in Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse and The Single Moms Club; also seen on Fox drama series 9-1-1.

JEFFERY GLENN, Los Angeles, CA

Creator and founder of JLens Make-up; film & celebrity makeup artist for Netflix, BET Network & Google; featured in Elléments, Elegant Magazine, PUMP Magazine, Solstice & Essence

MIMI DAVILA, Los Angeles, CA
A Cuban/Bulgarian actress, comedian and writer. co-creator of the viral video Chongalicious; heard in the animated feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse“; recently performed at the Just for Laughs LA Showcase; and has a recurring show at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), “Last night with the Chonga Girls.”

MARIO ROBERTS, Valdosta, GA

Actor, Universal Studios Entertainment; featured in Pets the Movie; cast in Five Guys Named Moe, Shrek the Musical, Dreamgirls, 3 Sides To A Story, Does He Even Love Me. Bachelors Degree from Florida A&M University.

KIERRA BRYANT, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Founder and President of Lotus Web Solutions, a marketing agency tailored to nonprofit organizations. Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland in Marketing Management. 

JABARI PAYNE, Atlanta, GA

Director, Cinematographer, Editor & Videographer. Former CBS Evening News Fellow and photojournalist at WATE-TV (an ABC affiliate)

JACQUELINE BROWN, New Haven, CT

Actress, writer, and educator. She wrote her one-woman show, Is That Love (performed at Central CT State University, Post University, and New York’s New Work Play Festival).