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Panel Discussion Recap


The intent of this discussion is to address the problems between Police and our Black/Brown communities by defining a recommended approach and real solutions towards Cultural Change within Law Enforcement.


To provide insight and a list of solutions to empower audience participants to use in their communities toward formulating a strategy to address Cultural Change within Law Enforcement

Areas of Concern

  • Police Administration, Training & Execution

  • Policy, Legislation & Judicial Enforcement 

  • Financial Reform

    • Defunding 

  • Educational Reform

    • Introduction of Systematic Anti-Racism Training

    • Cultural Diversity Training

  • Activism 


Philip Banks III

Philip Banks III

Former NYPD Chief of Department

Laura Garris

Laura Garris

Retired NYPD Major Case Detective Executive Board Member NYPD Policewomen’s Endowment Association (PEA).

Cowanis L. Duckett Jr., Esq.

Cowanis L. Duckett Jr., Esq.

‎Founder & Attorney ‎Law Office of Cowanis Duckett Jr.

Yvette D. Clarke

Yvette D. Clarke

Congresswoman 9th Congressional District of New York

David C. Banks

David C. Banks

President/CEO The Eagle Academy Foundation

Tamika D. Mallory

Tamika D. Mallory

Co-Founder / Activist Until Freedom

Subject Matter Advisory Committee

  • Donavan West, President / CEO at African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE

  • Dr. Ionie Pierce, Professor at Brooklyn College Department of Business

  • Kevin Hylton, Ph.D., SVP at Alliances for Quality Education, Inc.

  • Kwame Christian, Esq., M.A., Director, American Negotiation Institute

  • Lisa George, Community Activist & Office Manager at NYS Senator James Sanders, Jr.

  • Ralph Charles, Federal Mediator for EEOC & Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)

  • Ray Montgomery, President, Entertainment Solutions LLC

  • Robert (Pooh) Cummins, Entrepreneur, Music Executive & Restauratuer

  • Rob Johnson, President, Institute for New Economic Thinking

  • Shabaka Shakur, Exoneree, Executive Dir. of The Day 2 Multipurpose Center

  • Detective Tyrone Butler, NYPD

Marketing Committee

  • Alanzo Dale of The Block Association #theblockassociation

  • Andrew Lyttle, Assorted Flavors Entertainment

  • Rev. Andre Palmer, Evergreen Baptiste Church

  • Ann Marie Ferguson, Founder, AMF Events

  • Anthony Perez, CEO of A Excellence LLC

  • Sergeant Brasai Butler, NYPD

  • Carline Beaubrun, Owner - Founder of Events by Carline

  • Char Newell, Chief Corporate Life Coach at Your Healthy Reality

  • Correy Kaiten, Founder of Black Excellence Brand

  • Dionne Nicholls, Founder, Live Your Best Life For You

  • Elicia Sambury of WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN
    Janelle Daley of #XOXOLUVJAN

  • Jasmine Haynes of BKSWIRL_LIFESTYLE

  • Lekesha Stoddart, Surgical Technologist, CST

  • Lorene Cowan, Owner, Business Arsenal Credit

  • Melissa Sadler, Owner, Island Standard LLC

  • Prince Forde, Owner of CZEN Restaurant & Co-Founder, Showcase Entertainment  

  • Roger Wagner of Just4Kix Entertainment

  • Sean Dawkins, Account Consultant, Founder of President Sean Media

  • Tani Chambers, Founder-CEO of SaviMoni

  • Ted Crawford, Assorted Flavors Entertainment

  • Trina "Sunshine" Fowler, GoodLife Enterprises
    Big O Bundlez LLC, PeaceKeeper

  • Vayden & Negisti Pinnock of Butter M Essentials @buttermessentials


  • Carl O. Gray, Founder of Young, Gifted & Black™ Entrepreneurial Awards

  • Kenneth (Suga Bear) Groves, Co-Founder of Young, Gifted & Black™ Entrepreneurial Awards & Mu Alumni Board (MAB) Member

  • Wil LaVeist, PhD, Award Winning Journalist & Mu Alumni Board (MAB) Member


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