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Black Girls Radio host, Stacii Jae Johnson

Stacii Jae

Political and Entertainment Influencer Stacii Jae Johnson is back with Black Girls Radio. www.love860.com

Black girls do indeed rock and Stacii Jae Johnson, former Entertainment & Special Events Director in the office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, is proving that with the launch of her most powerful project to date--the launch of Black Girls Radio on WAEC 860 AM in Atlanta. Despite allegations of DUI touted by local media last Fall, that led Johnson to resign from her position with the Mayor’s office and leaving her to refocus her life goals, Johnson has basically said “RIP” to all the rumors. Taking the advice of a friend and turning her gift of gab into a positive enterprise, Johnson debuted her first radio show on January 26th with guest Celebrity Stylist Derek J, notable for his appearances on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Nicole Lyons, the first African- American to race in a major NASCAR series. Johnson’s radio station is what she calls an extension of every blessing she’s had to date. “The difference in me and

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someone else is that I allow myself the fearlessness to move when [He] tells me to.” The Spelman graduate has been known around Atlanta as a millennial who moves and shakes until something happens. She is using her show as a platform to give celebrities and local tastemakers a chance to share their triumphant stories, without the fabrications of the media. Black Girls Radio is fun and energetic, and gives remnants of girl power, a message Johnson often infiltrates through her community initiatives. Johnson takes the time to reflect back on her past that has ultimately brought her to this moment. “There were a lot of moments, after I left my previous position, that I literally had to fight to keep my mind in a positive place. The truth of what happened to me, is that God was trying to make me better.”—Tiffini Gatlin

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