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DUNN BROTHERS: Dr. Marvin Dunn

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Dr. Marvin Dunn taught in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University for thirty-four years, retiring as chairman of the department in 2006.

He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He co-authored The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds, with Bruce Porter and authored  Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (1997), The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence (2012) and A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes (2016).

He has directed three documentary films: Black Seminoles in the Bahamas: The Red Bays StoryMurder on the Suwannee River: The Willie James Howard Story and Uncovering Rosewood.  Dr. Dunn has appeared on numerous national television broadcasts and has been published in major newspapers throughout the country.  He is a nationally respected scholar in race and ethnic relations. (read more here)

DUNN BROTHERS: Dr. Raymond Dunn, Sr.

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 Dr. Dunn is a graduate of; Florida A& M Univ., B. S. Degree, Univ. of Miami, M. Ed. Degree, Nova Southeastern Univ., Ed. D. Degree and further studies at Fla. Atlantic Univ.  He is an educator, college administrator, community activist, an author of children story books and the Co-host of the pod/video cast “Through Black Eyes Unfiltered”. Dr. Dunn served as Dean of Student Services for two colleges, adjunct professor, Nova Southeastern University graduate school and a fulltime professor at Broward College.  He was instrumental in initiating two academic programs to enhance the college graduation rate of minority males; The Challenge Center at Miami Dade Community College and the Community of Leaners Achieving Student Success {CLASS} at Broward Community College.   

  Awarded a one million dollars USAID grant in 1988, Dr. Dunn headed a consulting team for the U.S. State Department and the Haitian Embassy-consultation on the restructuring of the higher education system in Haiti.  In 1991 he spearheaded a consulting team to Trinidad and Tobago to develop and implement a Student Services Program for NIHERST. From 1981 to 1995 he served as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation team {SACS}.  Dr. Dunn was a part owner and President of the Board of the private school “The Heritage School of Miami Shores”.

  Dr. Dunn’s community involvement includes; Pres. of the Board of Directors, Dade County {4-C’s} Community Coordinated Child Care Program, Charter Member of The Model Cities Optimist Club, Member North Dade Chamber of Commerce, Member 500 Role Models of Excellence Program, Member Family Christian Association of America board of directors- providing Head Start, after school care, health and wellness sports and youth development services for the underprivileged.  He is a Member of the Sunshine State Amateur Golfers Assoc. which awards scholarships to graduating seniors and professional golf lessons to youth ages 4-18 years. Dr. Dunn was the founder and president of the North Dade Improvement Association which was successful in acquiring streetlights, sidewalks and a first- rate park for the minority community of Bunch Park.  His organization was also successful in preventing the U.S. Coast Guard from building a holding facility in the North Dade County residential community.

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MODERATOR: Tomeka Napper

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Tomeka Napper is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ViJIEN Enterprises Corporation (VEC), a strategic business design and management company for emerging businesses, nonprofits, entertainment professionals, and Square1 Media Group, LLC, a boutique brand, web, print, and marketing graphic design company located in the United States and The Bahamas. Surpassing the highest standards of professional integrity, she has served the corporate, higher education, non-profit and private sectors for over 22 years in the areas of office and accounts management, administration, television, brand marketing, procurement, creative content, production, project management, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to VEC in 2005, Ms. Napper assumed the role of Vice President of Business Operations for Demo Entertainment Group (DEG). As a Managing Partner, she was involved in all aspects of strategic planning, contract negotiations, and event coordination for the company. In addition to DEG, Ms. Napper worked for Urgent, Inc., a 501(c)(3), youth and community development organization, dedicated to empowering young minds to transform their communities, located in Miami, Florida. In 2006, she worked for Broward County as an Administrative Aide for the Office of Information Technology (OIT), procuring items on behalf of the department and processing millions of dollars in payroll for more than 500 employees. From there she went on to work for Henningson, Durham and Richardson, Inc. (HDR) one of the top engineering firms in the U.S.,  in 2007, as a Relocation Administrative Aide, assisting Right-of-Way Agents in quality control and assurance, to facilitate relocation programs and enforce eminent domain actions on behalf of Florida Department of Transportation…  (read more here)

This is Miss Napper’s first time moderating a podcast, though she is no stranger to performing as a trained classical vocalist from the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College. She credits Alexis Terrosa with planting the seed, back in 2013, for her to become more involved with podcasting and Raymond Dunn, Jr. for making it a reality.

 

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