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2021

Introducing South Florida’s Most Eligible Black Bachelorettes & Bachelors


Nicole Henry

JANUARY 2021 Sunday

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Soul Train Award-winning jazz performer Nicole Henry possesses a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and sincere emotional resonance. Nicole tells real stories through repertoire from jazz, popular standards, blues, and originals. Henry has recorded with some of today’s musical greats, including Kirk Whalum, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Because of her career accomplishments and active commitment to supporting non-profits such as Miami Music Project and Miami Children’s Initiative, the Pennsylvania-reared songstress has been honored with proclaimed “Nicole Henry Days” in the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County.

Peter Thomas

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Peter Thomas has created an unmistakable imprint on television screens, boardrooms, and the culinary landscape for roughly 40 years. The Kingston-born, Brooklyn-bred entrepreneur resides in Miami Beach. Through the years, Thomas has cultivated a cunning ability to forecast lifestyle and culture. The self-described foodie enjoys cooking and giving back to the community and many charitable organizations and causes dear to him. Peter is also the proprietor of Bar ONE, a waterfront restaurant and lounge that offers signature craft cocktails and delicious entrées. Nicole makes a statement of being fabulous in this black faux leather piece designed by Brittany Jade of Beautiphull. Shoes are by My Kiatu. Peter is ready for football playoffs. Angela Davis pin on jacket is by Cool Creative.

ON THE COVER: It’s a new year! Stand out and be noticed in 2021 like Nicole and Peter. Nicole is bold and fierce in this one-of-a-kind design by Tanya Marie Designs inspired by Wakanda. Rings are by Glaja Mayne Designs. Peter looks dapper in his tuxedo.


Ann Marie Sorrell

FEBRUARY 2021 Sunday

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Groundhog Day

Valentine’s Day

President’s Day

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Born in Jamaica and raised in Pahokee, Ann Marie Sorrell is an Aquarius and hopeful romantic who enjoys new adventures, cooking, traveling, music, art, dancing, and golf. Ann Marie is an award-winning business leader, elected official, author, columnist, philanthropist, and woman of faith. She lives out loud and is unapologetic in her support of many causes, including issues impacting women and minorities. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority member serves on several community boards. Ann Marie earned an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Health Care Management from FAMU. She values family, friendship, loyalty, integrity, and compassion.

Ronnell Robinzine

Ronnell Robinzine is a Cancer who considers being loyal, supportive, and intuitive as several of his remarkable qualities. The Chicago-bred lawyer resides in Miami, where he enjoys a career as a corporate attorney specializing in complex commercial and financial transactions. What drives his work are his interests in business and desire to inspire his young mentees. Ronnell earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance at Illinois State University and a law degree from the University of Florida. Ronnell enjoys working out, watching sports, visiting the beach, and exploring trendy restaurants. This avid investor and selfprofessed foodie values faith, family, friendship, ambition, positivity, and loyalty. Ann Marie and Ronnell show you what to wear to a Valentine’s Day outing. Ann Marie completely rocks this red dress with the tasteful high side slit by Tracy Nicole Clothing, handbag and earrings by Glaja Mayne Designs, and shoes by MyKiatu. Ronnell is fashion forward in this textured jacket from Rasool’s Menswear.


Tiffany Yetts

Raised in America’s heartland, Tiffany Yetts lived in Ohio until her early adult years. Tiffany journeyed south in 2000 and lives in Pembroke Pines. An Aries, she loves animals, cooking and is a roller coaster and amusement park enthusiast. Tiffany is a part of the Human Resources team of a fast-growing TechEd company. She loves what she does for a living. Tolerance binds her personal and career lives. She believes in treating people with compassion and respect. Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and a close group of friends.

MARCH 2021 Sunday

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State Senator Dwight M. Bullard Daylight Saving

St. Patrick’s Day

State Senator Dwight M. Bullard hails from an esteemed South Florida family of educators, community activists, and lawmakers. The Philadelphia transplant was raised in the Miami’s Richmond Heights community and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History Education from Florida A & M University. From 2000 to 2017, Sen. Bullard served as a teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School. In 2008, he was elected state representative for District 118, a seat held by his mother from 1992 – 2000, and his father from 2000 – 2008. In 2012, Bullard succeeded his mother as the elected State Senator for District 39. Bullard served in the senate until 2016. The political powerhouse now serves as the Political Director of the New Florida Majority and president of the South Dade NAACP.

It’s the first taste of Spring and we’re ready to break out the colors and florals. Tiffany slays the ruffle look in the hot pink ruffle shirt found at Shannon Saint Clair Boutique and the ruffle shorts found at Muur Swagg. Dwight shows that strong men wear florals. Over the shoulder sweater is from Rasool’s Menswear.


Suzan McDowell

APRIL 2021 Sunday

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April Fools’ Day

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Suzan McDowell is a bonafide Jamerican born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a staunch Jamaican father and a Texan southern belle. Her superpowers are authenticity, wit, kindness, humor, and enthusiasm. As the founding C.E.O. of Circle of One Marketing, Suzan leads a team of gladiators that have earned a reputation as one of South Florida’s premier boutique marketing firms. Family members, friends, and clients have come to enjoy and expect Suzan’s infectious energy, consistent work ethic, and inherent creativity. Suzan is passionate about God, traveling, connecting with good people, having intelligent, fascinating conversations, laughing as much as possible, and enjoying great food. She is most proud of raising her amazing daughter Sydney, a peaceful, brilliant, kind person.

Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds

Earth Day

Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds is the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League executive director and founder and CEO of Suits for Seniors, one of the nation’s fastest-growing youth preparedness program. Edmonds is known for being an outspoken advocate for education and leadership. Edmonds prides himself on serving his community as a public speaker, entrepreneur, educator, author, and philanthropist. He has dedicated his career to improving the rights of minorities, women, the elderly, children, incarcerated individuals, and the homeless population. A native of Titusville, Jervonte earned a degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and resides in West Palm Beach. He authored two books, “Adventures of the Rich and Famous” and “To the Moon and Back.” April showers either make you want to dress up and play in the rain or get cozy and stay in. Suzan simply wants to have fun in this lace blouse and white skirt (both pieces from Shannon Saint Clair Boutique). Clutch from The Limelight Collection and ring from Glaja Mayne Designs. Jervonte can relax in or go out and still be fresh in The Lamaj Collection 2-piece jogger set.


Aletha Player

MAY 2021 Sunday

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Cinco de Mayo

Mother’s Day

Memorial Day

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Aletha Player was born and raised in Dania Beach and has called the Magic City home for decades. After graduating from Bethune Cookman University, the lifelong South Floridian earned an MBA from the University of Miami. The retired lobbyist managed strategic corporate issues and governmental relations as an executive for a Fortune 200 company. Aletha serves on the board for several nonprofits and a local university. She believes in the adage, “So long as we love, we serve.” Aletha loves traveling while learning and exploring different cultures. She enjoys spending time with her family and values friendship, authenticity, loyalty, and honesty.

Joe Ellick, Jr.

Fort Lauderdale-bred media executive and entrepreneur Joe Ellick, Jr. is an Aquarius who resides in Aventura and enjoys catching classic and latest films. Joe believes his true calling is to be a “Movie Buff.” This humble visionary takes pride in being well-versed in a variety of interests. He loves creating and brainstorming new ideas, sharing laughs with his family, and listening to music. His driven personality makes him determined to make a difference with his media company to help share stories of the people whose voices are not heard. Ellick earned a bachelor’s degree in TV Broadcast/Communications from Florida Memorial University. He values faith, loyalty, family, and personal growth. Aletha and Joseph show you what you can wear to those graduation ceremonies that are plentiful in May. Aletha’s dazzling red jumpsuit is from Intrigue Couture, clutch is from The Limelight Collection and earrings from Glaja Mayne Designs. Joseph’s pants and bomber jacket are from Rasool’s Menswear.


Kimberly ‘Kim’ Bankhead

JUNE 2021 Sunday

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Midwest financial maven Kimberly ‘Kim’ Bankhead was born in Fort Riley, Kansas, and raised in the Windy City. She currently resides in Miami and works as the chief financial officer of a non-profit organization and a mentor to many young people. An Aquarius, the Central State University graduate also earned an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She is an active and passionate community servant with the ability to motivate and inspire individuals. Kim is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and volunteers with the National Black MBA Association. She is a genuine person who enjoys music, traveling, and values God, family, integrity, and friendship.

Mikael Copeland Juneteenth

Father’s Day

Mikael Copeland was born and raised in the County of Miami-Dade but now resides in Weston. Upon meeting him, you might not be able to tell his sign, but he is a strong Leo with plenty of accolades under his belt. His passions are physical activities such as outdoor sports and American football. He competed at a high-level from semi-pro all the way to winning multiple flag football competitions. On the other hand, his true love is the game of Chess. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine from Florida International University. He uses his expertise and experience as the manager and Head Coach of a growing fitness chain called Freakin’ Fitness. Mikael values friendship, peace, family, new experiences and physical activity. It’s wedding season and whether the attire calls for formal or casual, you can look amazing like Kimberly and Mikael. Kimberly gives us true elegance in this white sequin gown is from Intrigue Couture, clutch is by The Limelight Collection, ring by Glaja Mayne Designs and Mikael’s casual suit and shirt is from Bloomingdale’s Outlet at Sawgrass Mills.


Kassandra Ceneas

JULY 2021 Sunday

Independence Day

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Miami-native Kassandra Ceneas grew up in the Liberty City community. An enterprising Leo, Kassandra considers herself loveable, loyal, and consistent. This Sunrise resident loves love and prides herself on being a dedicated friend and lover who puts her heart into every relationship. In her spare time, she enjoys tasting and pairing fine wine together with different international food options. Kassandra is a mediator, networking guru, and business consultant. She is also the proprietor of a North Miami-based wine boutique. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications at Nova Southeastern University. This lifelong Miamian values respect, faith, loyalty, honesty, integrity, and a great sense of humor.

Eddie Rhodman, Jr.

Eddie Rhodman, Jr. is a Hollywood-based public relations, brand management, business, and entertainment consultant working with celebrities, executives, and athletes to build their brands. He cultivates exclusive branding and experience opportunities for clients in the fashion, culinary, and hospitality industries. He leads a health and wellness initiative and balances his own active, healthy lifestyle. Eddie is a faith-driven leader who makes a global impact by building relationships with people from various backgrounds and industries. Whether through arts, fashion, music, sports, or media, Eddie is changing the world and allowing others to expand their brand to enlarge their impact and mission! Let’s hit the road for a nice vacation!! Kassandra is ready for a trip to a chic location with this beautiful sundress from Intrigue Couture. Ring is by Glaja Mayne Designs. Eddie is packed and ready to go in his own vest collection by Jackie and Eddie Collection.


Ysleta Haley Collier

AUGUST 2021 Sunday

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Ysleta Haley Collier was born and raised in West Palm Beach and moved across the country to the West Coast before returning to the Sunshine State to graduate from Miami Edison Senior High School. She completed her college studies at Miami Dade Community College and Florida International University. A gorgeous Gemini, Ysleta is a mother of three sons and a grandmother to one. This God-fearing woman is a generous, brave, loyal, industrious, competent, compassionate, fiery, fashionable, well-cultured, and frank woman. This adventurous world traveler describes herself as down to earth and fabulously preserved.

William Cross

Tampa-bred William Cross enjoys reading, writing, and taking long walks on the beaches of his adoptive hometown of Fort Lauderdale. William, a Leo, handles Business Development for a Wealth Management firm. A graduate of FAMU’s School of Business and Industry, Cross is also a published author empowering young people with financial literacy skills. This God-fearing man enjoys spending time with his family. Loyalty and trust are among his core values, along with family, faith, and friendship.

It’s the hottest month of the year, so show some skin. Ysleta slays in this 2-piece animal print look found at Intrigue Couture. Eyewear is by If Eye Ever. William looks cool in his pink shirt and the shorts are from Bloomingdale’s Outlet at Sawgrass Mills.


Paulette Ashley

SEPTEMBER 2021 Sunday

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Labor Day

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Kingston, Jamaica-born Paulette Ashley migrated to Fort Lauderdale by way of White Plains, New York, at an early age. True to her Virgo identity, Paulette is ambitious, witty, genuine, and generous. The Humana account executive works with numerous charities, loves to travel, and enjoys helping others. The Caribbean-born shopaholic re-created herself as a vegetarian who loves to work out and has successfully shed more than 100 pounds. Paulette is a proud graduate of Bennett College, the nation’s first allfemale HBCU. She values faith, family, loyalty, honesty, and friendship. Her motto is one person can make a difference.

Richard Tippenhour

Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Haitian parents and moved to Miami at age 10. He is one of five siblings that share a strong family bond. Richard is also a proud father of a beautiful eight-year-old daughter who brings him unfettered joy. The 15-year law enforcement veteran is passionate about work and the fruit of his labor. Richard’s enthusiasm for service is an ongoing discovery of positive relationships he has cultivated within the South Florida community. Outside of work, Richard enjoys entertainment at live theatre events and concerts. He is an adventurous soul and hopes to one day visit Paris, Ghana, and Costa Rica. The fall season brings out beautiful colors. The colors of autumn are represented in these 2 looks by Tanya Marie Designs. Paulette’s 2-piece has an amazing fall color palette. Her necklace is from Little Creations By J. Richard’s V-neck shirt is by Tanya Marie Designs and jeans are from Bloomingdale’s Outlet at Sawgrass Mills.


Shenetria Moore

OCTOBER 2021 Sunday

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Georgia peach Shenetria Moore currently resides in West Palm Beach and enjoys good laughs, step aerobic workouts, and thrilling movies. The U.S. Army veteran bravely served her country and attributes her success to self-discipline and honoring biblical principles. Shenetria’s love languages are quality time and acts of service. She earned a BBA from Clark Atlanta University and a Medical Specialist 300-91A10 diploma from the Academy of Health Science at Fort Sam in Houston. She values faith in God, loyalty to her friends and family, commitment, and honesty.

Xavier Jones

Faith leader and firefighter Xavier Jones was born in Homestead and currently resides in Coral Gables. An Aquarius, Xavier considers himself a man of diverse passions. He is a chief in the fire department and lead pastor of Transformation Church Miami. This selfprofessed world traveler enjoys trotting the globe as much as possible. People find his quick wit and unassuming personality engaging. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science Management and master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University. Xavier values faith, family, and loyalty.

Halloween

It’s homecoming!! That means football and fun times with friends, so we need to be comfortable and look good. Shenetria is giving us all the news in this shirt dress found at Muur Swagg. Xavier is rocking a Tanya Marie Designs original black shirt.


Lynda Veal Harris

While Lynda Veal Harris considers the world her playground, she knows there is no place like Miami. This take-charge Leo address challenges head-on and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience as a financial advisor and real estate developer on her weekly Facebook Live show. Lynda is passionate about giving back to her community and serves as the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce co-chair. The FAMU Rattler loves spending time with her family and travels extensively.

NOVEMBER 2021 Sunday

Daylight Saving Time End

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Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day

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Zedrick Barber

Proud Palm Beach County-native Zedrick Barber practices law in his beloved West Palm Beach. Ever the creative, the FAMU-trained litigator is a Pisces with a declared fondness for spaces with dark interior walls and hardwood floors. A habitual social norm bender, Zedrick hates boxes and refuses to live in the ones created by society. His wardrobe often breaks the rules, yet his style might be characterized as classic. While the law is his chosen field of endeavor, freedom is his chosen way of life. He enjoys living free from stress, limitations, and most importantly, free from fear. While long walks in the park may be pleasant, profound conversations just past Scotch o’clock satisfy him most. It’s the beginning of holiday and gala season. Lynda and Zedrick show what you can wear. Lynda shines bright in this hot pink sequin and fringe dress found at Muur Swagg. The clutch worn cross body is by The Limelight Collection. Zedrick is showing he’s boss in his own look.


Brigette Lumpkins

DECEMBER 2021 Sunday

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Financial mastermind Brigette Lumpkins was raised in Washington, D.C., and lives in South Florida. Her shelf boasts degrees from Spelman College, the University of Michigan, and a coveted M.B.A from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her illustrious professional journey has taken her to Atlanta, Michigan, Philadelphia, New York, and France. After a successful Finance career, a national professional services firm recruited her to lead regional business development. She enjoys Ashtanga yoga, traveling, crossword puzzles, music, parties, and friendly debates about topics ranging from reality T.V. to grammar to French existentialism. The politically conscious business leader is passionate about contributing to an equitable society. She has spent lots of time with her niece and dog during COVID-19 but looks forward to going outside again!

Hugh Sinclair AKA Chef Irie

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve

Culinary savant Chef Irie was born Hugh A. Sinclair in Kingston, Jamaica, and eventually immigrated to Queens, New York. Hugh is a Sagittarius with a larger than life personality that will keep you engaged in many ways. The former architect relishes his ability to juggle multiple passions simultaneously. The Hallandale Beach-based entrepreneur operates Chef Irie Spice, Inc. and loves creating, preparing, and serving delectable dishes for a broad range of clientele in South Florida and beyond Hugh earned degrees in Culinary from Johnson & Wales University and Design from the University of Florida. He also hosted two seasons of Taste the Islands. Hugh loves the outdoors and seas and values faith, family, friendship, and loyalty. Art Basel in Miami is what you do in December. Brigette looks like fine art in this look designed by Brittany Jade of Beautiphull. Yellow necklace is by AfroZaks and shoes are by MyKiatu. Hugh nailed this look. Pops of color go a long way.


Christie Grays Chambers

Christie Grays Chambers, MBA, is President and Commander-In-CHIC of I Am CHIC (Christie Has It Covered), a wardrobe consulting, styling and personal shopping business where clients gain confidence and develop an effective visual image to present to the world. Her client roster includes TV personalities, senior executives, entrepreneurs and more and her corporate clients include American Express, Deloitte, University of Miami and more. Christie has been featured in Brickell Magazine’s coveted Best Dressed issue twice and is a regular on-air fashion contributor to NBC-6 Miami’s show “6 In The Mix” and is the fashion co-host for MIA Magazine Presents “Soul” seen weekly on YouTube and Facebook Live. She has degrees from Spelman College and Manchester Business School. I am grateful to MIA Magazine for selecting me to style the exceptional individuals featured in the calendar. I offer my sincere gratitude to the amazing fashion brands who trusted me with their clothing, shoes and accessories. Special thanks to Kodie Harrell, Founder of KaySinee Media Strategies (www.kaysineems.com) for being the greatest wardrobe assistant! May your 2021 BLESSED and CHIC! Sincerely, Christie Chambers www.IAmCHIC.net

BLACK DESIGNERS & RETAILERS FEATURED IN CALENDAR AfroZaks www.afrozaks.com Beautiphull by Brittany Jade www.beautiphull.com *Bloomingdale’s Outlet at Sawgrass Mills www.bloomingdales.com Cindy & Co. www.cindycompany.com Cool Creative www.shopcoolcreative.com Glaja Mayne Designs www.glajamayne.com If Eye Ever www.ifeyeever.com Intrigue Couture www.intrigueonline.com Little Creations By J @littlecreationsbyj Muur Swagg www.muurswagg.com My Kiatu www.mykiatu.com Rasool’s Menswear www.rasoolsonline.com Shannon Saint Clair Boutique www.shannonsaintclair.com Tanya Marie Designs www.tanyamariedesign.com The Lamaj Collection by Jamal Morrison www.lamajcompany.com The Limelight Collection www.thelimelightcollection.net Tracy Nicole Clothing www.tracynicoleclothing.com *Not Black-owned


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