Kellen Daniel and Ryan Jones
Rev. Rachel Baughman
Listen. Learn. Engage.
WFAA pledges to:
- Listen to the historically unheard.
- Learn from the lessons of the past and the present.
- Help share those stories and learnings with the world.
- Actively engage in the solutions, and help others do the same.
This page is dedicated to those actions. A place where advocates and allies alike can: listen to the stories, learn about the problems, and engage in the solutions to racism and inequality in America.
Chapter one: Lady Jade
Co-Host of K104FM’s DeDe In The Morning Show and Founder of Project 16
Lady Jade founded Project 16 "to equip and inspire youth ages 10-16 to realize the broad spectrum of educational paths and career options available to them beyond what they may see in their immediate surroundings." (from project16dfw.org)
Chapter two: Kellen Daniel and Ryan Jones
Kellen Daniel and Ryan Jones
Managers - Sneaker Politics Dallas
Kellen Daniel and Ryan Jones are the Managers of Sneaker Politics’ Dallas location. From Lafayette and New Orleans Louisiana, respectively, they moved to Dallas a little less than a year ago to help expand what is already an established Louisiana sneaker boutique to a new audience in North Texas.
Chapter three: Rev. Rachel Baughman
Rev. Rachel Baughman
Senior Pastor at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
Rev. Rachel Baughman is an executive pastor in Dallas and sixth generation United Methodist minister. A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and Drew Theological Seminary, Rachel is one of the primary editors for the CEB Women’s Bible. Rachel has also contributed to and edited the Spark Bible and a long list of curricula for Sparkhouse Press. Rachel is a certified Birkman coach and loves consulting with church staffs across the country to improve their mutual understanding and ability to work with each other.
Chapter four: Quiana McDaniel
Founder, House of Dasha
Quiana Dasha is the founder, creator and visionary behind Dasha Cosmetics and the House of Dasha boutique. Quiana has a background in business and accounting which gave her the foundational tools to build her business from the ground up. House of Dasha is located in the heart of Desoto, Texas and hails as the premiere location for affordable contemporary women’s clothing. Offering unique and versatile styles, the House of Dasha brand offers multi-faceted looks in Curvy, Couture, and Contemporary selections.
Follow Quiana McDaniel: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Chapter five: Daron Babcock
Executive Director of Bonton Farms
The Bonton community has long been synonymous with terms like food desert and job desert, but the voids here go much deeper. Bonton is a community marred by years of chronic disinvestment and rampant poverty .Bonton Farms is committed to the restoration of Bonton by restoring lives, creating jobs and igniting hope.
Chapter six: Nakia Douglas
Executive Director of TRIO and Pre Collegiate Programs at UNT - Dallas
Nakia Douglas previously served as the Executive Director of the South Oak Cliff Feeder Pattern in Dallas ISD. Additionally, he is the Founding Principal of “The” Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. A twenty-two year (K-16) Educator, he has served students and communities from North Carolina, Georgetown, Pflugerville and Dallas, Texas as either a Teacher and/or Administrator.
Chapter seven: Tiffany Derry
Master Chef and Owner, Roots Chicken Shak
Beaumont, Texas native Tiffany Derry began her culinary career at the tender age of fifteen at a world-renowned establishment known for breakfast. Initially applying for a cook position, Tiffany was denied because of her gender and was hired as a server. Due to the kitchen being understaffed, Tiffany rose to the occasion and eventually became the youngest person to hold a management position at the age of seventeen. Following her studies at The Art Institute of Houston, Tiffany was met with much success -- via restaurant openings, strategic partnerships, TV appearances (Top Chef, Hungry Investors, Top Chef Junior, Chopped Junior, etc.) and was named one of the “Best Chefs of DFW.” The Emmy-Nominated chef opened her newest concept, Roots Chicken Shak, in Plano serving up the highly coveted Duck Fat Fried Chicken.
Follow Tiffany Derry: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Television and Movie Recommendations: Top Chef, Bar Rescue, Chopped Junior, Top Chef Jr., Cutthroat Kitchen
Chapter eight: Leah Frazier
CEO, Think Three Media
Leah Frazier is an award-winning entrepreneur, attorney, best selling author and speaker, and recently recognized as one of the top 50 leaders in Future Innovation for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. She is the CEO and proud owner of Think Three Media - a creative marketing and communications agency servicing national clients in the industries of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and more. She prides herself on her footprint within the startup and entrepreneurial community and has been featured in major publications and outlets, with top-tiered partnerships cultivated with Cantu Beauty, Vogue, Neiman Marcus, Warner Bros., Via Spiga and more.
Follow Leah Frazier: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Book Recommendations: White Fragility, Check Your Privilege, The Burden (by: Rochelle Riley)
Television and Movie Recommendations: #BlackAF, Black-ish, 13, I Am Not Your Negro, The Hate U Give, When They See Us
Places to Donate: Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, NAACP
Chapter nine: Elliotte Dunlap
Chief Channel Officer for Financial Service Industry Capital Markets for Microsoft
An inherent leader, Elliotte has a distinguished record of accomplishment as a respected industry professional with a passion for overcoming challenges and a relentless attitude around success. Elliotte has been awarded the honor of receiving the Circle of Excellence Platinum Award by Microsoft and IBM; both Fortune 10 companies. He is a 2019 Alumni of Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Executive Program, which is a business organization described as “committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships”. As of 2020 he is on the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce Leaders
Follow Elliotte Dunlap: LinkedIn
Book Recommendations: Purpose Driven Life, 48 Laws of Power, Range
Television and Movie Recommendations: Out of Darkeness (Amazon Prime Video), I Am Not Your Negro
Chapter ten: Princess Pope
CEO, Guns and Roses Boutique
Princess Pope is an entrepreneur, speaker and business consultant who specializes in showing others how to boldly express who they are through fashion. Known as “Princess the CEO”, she is the owner and operator of the award-winning Guns and Roses Boutique -- a unisex lifestyle destination hailing from Dallas, Texas. Because of her vision and leadership, Guns and Roses has emerged as a go-to destination in the Downtown Dallas fashion and entertainment scene. As a speaker and mentor, she educates women and entrepreneurs on how to win in the fashion game, pursue their goals and make their dreams a reality.
Follow Princess Pope: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
Chapter eleven: Bobby Sessions
Rapper / Recording Artist
From official bio: Bobby Sessions was born and raised in Pleasant Grove, Dallas Texas, a predominantly Black, low-to-lower middle income neighborhood southeast of the metroplex — a place that prepares better for survival than stardom. Midway through his formative years, Bobby and his family relocated to Rowlett, a suburb 20 miles northeast, and it can be argued that Bobby’s proximity to both realities are essential to the development of the perspectives illustrated in his music.