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Nigel D speaks on his globe-trotting lifestyle, career plot twists, and black travel blogger life

Nigel Degraff has visited a grand total of 33 countries, but he grew up in the notorious Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. He spends the majority of his time creating content around his experiences with cultural festivals and exotic destinations around the world, but his first foray into content creation was through the creation of a hip-hop blog called RealTalkNY. Clearly, his life is all about plot twists.I spoke to Nigel about how he transitioned between very different creative hustles, obstacles he had to overcome in the process, and some of the coolest experiences he’s had as a world traveler.

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Olympic bronze medalist Ashley Spencer talks about the exceptional mentality that she uses to conquer life's hurdles

Ashley Spencer displayed remarkable perseverance and mental toughness en route to winning the bronze medal in the Women's 400m hurdles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She employed a similar level of perseverance to overcome the many obstacles that she faced along her journey as a collegiate and professional athlete. Her story is amazing, and the conversation I had with Ashley about her mentality, experiences, and plans for the future is very inspirational for those of us seeking to achieve exceptional results, even if our goals don't involve an Olympic podium.

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Sunni And The City of WPGC 95.5 speaks on perseverance, social media authenticity, and philanthropy

If you’re active on the Washington, D.C. social scene, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Sunni And The City. She's a daytime FM radio host, Ciroc brand ambassador, frequent philanthropist, and a social media tour de force. Sunni's bright, bubbly personality and polished delivery is a great fit for the high profile nature of her work, and her life, but her path to success was anything but glamorous. Learn more in the interview that follows.

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#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign (@ReignOfApril) talks networking and sparking change through social media

April Reign has used Twitter to spark a national call for diversity via the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, meet Black Thought of The Roots, and built an interactive worldwide audience. Read our conversation to pick up April's perspective on networking, sparking change through social media, and much more.

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Xavier Burgin (a.k.a. @XLNB) speaks on storytelling and networking via social media

Xavier Burgin, also known as @XLNB on Twitter, is a graduate of USC's film school who is notorious for long form Twitter stories such as #TinaAndTheGucciFlipFlop. I chopped it up with X to get more insight into his journey as a storyteller, how he's been able to see exponential social media growth, advice for creatives looking to get their thoughts out there, and more.

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