Elliot Steele, Carolyn Lighty and a variety of guest hosts discuss a diverse range of issues affecting the African-American community.

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  • Hosts : Barbara Dina, Carolyn Lighty

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Carolyn Lighty

Carolyn is a sales and marketing management professional with over 27 years of progressive and diversified experience. She touts a proven track record of developing and directing sales and marketing programs for technology oriented companies and other B2B firms. After spending most of her professional career in the private sector, Carolyn established herself as a respected and successful entrepreneur in the metro New York area, when she opened her own advertising sales, marketing & public relations firm boasting 2 locations in the late 1980’s; servicing more than 200+ clients on an annual basis, including Microsoft, Lotus, Club Med and others. Today her firm, Collateral Marketing Concepts, LLC, provides advertising, marketing; publicity and event management services for corporations seeking brand awareness and improved community relations. She also services Tampa Bay area non-profit organizations that seek to fund their programs and initiatives through grant awards and hosting of events. Current & recent clients include American Express Publishing, Time, Inc, A Master Plan Community Developer, a California-based export company, Computer Mentors Group and a prominent civil rights attorney in the Tampa Bay Area. A proponent of youth causes, Carolyn was Co-Chair of the African-American Families Unite task force of The Children’s Home. Founder and administrator of Ladies in Training Mentor & Sponsorship Program, Former Vice-Chair of Tampa Organization of Black Affairs, and currently Advisory Board Member for the marketing department of the International Academy of Design – Tampa Campus. For the NAACP, Carolyn gives of her time and talents abundantly working on collaborative efforts between area branches like the Public Hearing On School Discipline held in St. Petersburg, the Jennifer Porter Press Conferences and more. As a member of the Hillsborough County Branch, Carolyn provides public relations services and also organized a very informative public hearing held at Stetson University’s College of Law on the use of tasers against youth, elderly citizens and person’s who are already restrained. Carolyn is a single mother of 2 children, Marcus is 21 years old and Marissa is 12 years old. Â