Miss Black America Pageant Associate Producer & Media Partner, Rhonda Tharpe
Rhonda Tharpe spearheads RMT Professional Services, an entertainment production company that includes some of the most notable performers in the business today. Projects that Rhonda has worked on in an administrative capacity: 2015 Progressive Insurance Commercial (Rapping Box), 2016 Netflix 4-part series Hip Hop Evolution, Multi-Grammy Award winner GrandMixer DXT's 2017 NAMM show performance for DAS Audio, music scoring for the 2017 HBO 4-part documentary "The Defiant Ones", and Co-Producing the MBAP.
Rhonda is best known as the Host of the syndicated “On The Grind with Rhonda Supreme”, a music and entertainment radio show which currently airs on several internet radio networks. The show provides music, entertainment news and celebrity interviews and has showcased guests such as David Banner, Tanisha LaVerne Grant, John Marshall Jones, Me’lisa Morgan, Calvin Haggins, and many more.
To add to her credits, Rhonda was the recipient of the February 2017 “Black Wall Street” Award for Media and Promotion, and a “Shero” Award in August 2017 for her contributions made in radio and entertainment! In her role as pageant partner and associate producer, Rhonda has provided the historic pageant with entertainment, promotion, and sponsorship since 2016 Follow Rhonda on www.sheisrhondat.com
Miss Black America Pageant Associate Producer & Media Partner, April Riddick
April Riddick, is best known as Mz. April- an Internet Radio Personality and host of the radio show "Tell Me Tell Me" on Hot101.net. April is much more than a radio personality, she also masterminds much of the business behind Hot101.net Internet Radio. April has a collaborative relationship with Latin Urban TV on Service Electric Cable and with Comcast Cable -Channel 125. She also has a collaborative relationship with Unique Blend Internet TV - Channel 55, which is a privately owned internet television station.
April Riddick,CEO and Founder of MZ.APRIL LLC is a photographer and basic web designer, who produces voiceovers, promotional videos and FM and Internet Radio mutilmedia marketing. She is also an Event Coordinator for various types of events, and has an A&R background. April is very active in her community. She is an Elected State Committee Person for the state of Pennsylvania. You can find more information about April at: www.hot101.net
Miss Black America Pageant Public Relations & Media Partner, Micheline Bowman
Micheline Bowman has Over 25 yrs in TV News experience. She is an Entrepreneur, Media Relations Pro, Publicist, and Founder
of the wildly successful Networking event Meet Me Monday in the Washington DC area. Micheline is a well sought after Host for many of the most popular events in and around DC. Micheline has experience as on-set make-up artist for Director Spike Lee's "Get On The Bus", she has had rolls on reality television such as "The Braxton, and Netflix's "House of Cards". Micheline is instrumental in the Miss Black America Pageant's promotion by arranging television, radio and community appearances for the current reigning queen.
The Philadelphia Chapter of NABA, Inc. is our official score tabulation partner. NABA, Inc. is the oldest and largest professional membership organization focused specifically on African-Americans and people of color in the accounting, finance and business-related fields. NABA represents more than 20,000 professionals in business and industry, public accounting, government, nonprofit and education, including those with the highly coveted CPA designation and students preparing for careers in the profession or related fields.
Since the founding of NABA, Inc.’s first chapter in 1970, membership has grown to
Brandi Morris, NABA Inc. Philadelphia Chapter President
more than 200 professional and student chapters across the country. Our membership includes diverse individuals in careers such as: entry and mid-level accountants, auditors and financial professionals, senior level managers and executives, firm partners, entrepreneurs, as well as accounting, finance, and business students.
Miss Black America Pageant Associate Producer & Media Partner, GrandMixer DXT
GrandMixer DXT will produce the Miss Black America After Party in 2018! GrandMixer DXT is a Musician, Producer, Song Writer, and DJ. Along with Herbie Hancock and the Rockit Band, he received his 1st Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in 1984. In 2014, DXT made history again by being inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk of Fame.
More recently GrandMixer DXT was part of the music production team which won a Grammy Award for Best Music Film for "The Defiant Ones" in January 2018. "The Defiant Ones" - a four-part HBO documentary- tells the life stories of both record executive Jimmy Iovine and record producer Dr. Dre. GrandMixer DXT wrote, arranged, and produced original scores for scenes in this HBO special. Currently DXT is producing music for artists such as TS Monk and Allison Williams, as well as working on his own original project. The Miss Black America Pageant is honored to have the participation of GrandMixer DXT in 2018 in a variety of aspects and events, including The Incredible DJ Battle which takes place in Kansas City MO during Pageant Week.