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"...understands the pivotal impact a quality education had on their extraordinary life achievements. Education is the foundation of every nation's success or failure; it produces upstanding citizens, lifts people out of poverty and catalyzes change."

-INSIDER, March 2023

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Armstrong Williams is an American political commentator, entrepreneur, author, and talk show host. He is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservative and Christian values in America's public debate. With properties in Europe and the United States, Williams is a multifaceted entrepreneur. He writes a national newspaper column, has hosted a daily radio show, and hosts a national television program. He is the owner of Howard Stirk Holdings, a media company affiliated with Sinclair Broadcasting that has purchased numerous television stations.

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Ben Crump is an American attorney who specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases such as wrongful death lawsuits. His practice has focused on cases such as Trayvon Martin, Micheal Brown, and George Floyd, the people poisoned during the Flint Water Crisis, and the plaintiffs behind the 2019 Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit. Listed amongst the Most Influential People of 2021 by TIME100, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and the 2014 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year. Due to his legal reputation, he has been referred to as "Black America's attorney general."

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