Hot rod racing may conjure up images of James Dean and the 1950s, but
the sport is alive and thriving. And in 2006, J.R. Todd became the first
Black driver to win a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel
event. Todd was named Rookie of
the Year in 2006.
Makeup artist to some of the biggest names on the runway and some of the most noted celebs in entertainment including Beyonce, Joan Smalls and Liya Kebede, Sir John has recently been added to L'Oreal Paris' impressive roster of makeup experts.
Dia Simms, longtime executive at Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ Blue Flame
Agency, was recently promoted to President, Combs Wine & Spirits. A
2010 Network Journal 40 Under Forty honoree, Simms began working with
Combs nine years ago and rose up through the ranks. Here, we caught up with Simms to talk about her new role as a key player in Combs’ multi-million dollar empire.
Just three months into the New Year, award-winning advertising veteran
Valerie Graves is off to a great start. In February, she, along with her
fellow board members at the Advertising Club of New York, rang the
opening NASDAQ bell! The former chief creative executive at UniWorld Group is even writing a memoir due out later this year. Here, we caught up with Graves to talk about her experiences in a career that spans 30 years.