Feature: Sibley Scoles

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Correspondent, “E! News”; Host, “The Battle of the Ex-Besties”

Born and raised in Northern California, Sibley Scoles found entertainment and music early on and made plans to take her passions to the next level. She is currently a correspondent for E! News and previously served as an on-air host for iHeart Radio’s Real 92.3 FM. In 2011, Scoles was hired by Sean “Diddy” Combs to be the first female host of his music television show, Revolt TV, and is also a successful musician in her own right – having toured with top performers such as Taio Cruz. Additionally Scoles wrote and recorded the original song, “Donuts,” which was a radio hit and caught the attention of fashion designer, Stella McCartney, who licensed and used the song in her Paris Fashion Week soundtrack.

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Feature: Courtney Connley

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Hi! I’m Courtney, the mentor in your head with a sweet spot for storytelling and helping millennials win in the workplace and at life.

After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in journalism, I, like most DMV natives, landed a comfortable job with the government to help me start on this crazy yet exciting journey of adulthood. After 365 days of freelancing on the side, applying to countless media jobs, feeling uninspired and itching for more in life, I left my “good government job” for my first editorial position in NY. While my journey thus far has been full of hard work, sweat, tears, prayer, and even rejection, I wouldn’t trade it in for the world. (Ok, well maybe the rejection part, but hey there is a lesson to be learned in every setback. )

I don’t promise to have all the answers for you, but I do promise to offer honest advice about what has and hasn’t worked for me. My hope is that the stories I share about my personal career/life, as well as tidbits from the awesome people I interview and meet will inspire someone to dream big, take risks and have faith.

 

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Feature: Thembi Banks

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 Thembi Banks, a writer, producer, director has been a storyteller all her life. Banks, won Best Screenplay for her film Only Light at the L.A. Indie Film Festival. She also produced and wrote Doors (2015) along with Mandala (2015). This talented, ambitious writer attended USC School of Cinematic Arts and has more screenplays to come.

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Feature: Patricia Césaire

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Living by the motto “Live life like everything is rigged in your favor,” Patricia Cesaire knows all about stepping out on faith and going after your passion.

Wearing the hat of a digital strategist, entrepreneur and corporate coach, Cesaire is known as the go-to person for digitally taking a brand to newer heights.

As the founder of the Cesaire Group L.L.C., she offers consultation to businesses looking to expand their involvement in the digital space. She’s worked with several top brands including Google, AMEX, and Pepsi, and even some local political campaigns. Admitting her fascination with the way people connect and communicate digitally, this young entrepreneur has shared her insights on numerous panels, workshops, and even on MSNBC.

With years of media experience that includes working as manager of audience development and digital PR for Warner Bros., Black Enterprise and Hill & Knowlton as a digital strategist, Black Enterprise is proud to welcome Cesaire back to the family as the host of a dynamic new season of Our World With Black Enterprise.

“I’m most excited about connecting our viewers to the learned experiences and insights of exceptional entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in the most entertaining format possible,” said Cesaire on her new hosting role.

Co-hosting alongside author, entrepreneur and professional matchmaker Paul Brunson, Cesaire says that Our World will fill a void in television that often provides inadequate coverage of black professionals.

“Our World highlights the successes of our brothers, sisters and friends,” said the Worcester, Massachusetts native. “There are so many remarkable black professionals making phenomenal career moves, and creating powerful legacies–we simply don’t see adequate representation of this reality across the majority of televised media. Our World mitigates this disparity by sharing positive, genuine narratives of amazing individuals across a myriad of industry and backgrounds.”

Catch Cesaire on the new season of Our World With Black Enterprise, which premiers for a new season this weekend and returns every Saturday, (check your local listings for times) and Sunday at 10a.m. on cable network TV One.

 

 

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