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Stephanie C. Horton, Writer and Rights Advocate

hortonStephanie C. Horton is the Managing Editor & Founder of Sea Breeze Journal, a peer-review medium devoted to   publishing art, creative non-fiction, short fiction narratives, cultural stories, poetry, interviews, book reviews, criticism, theory, and social and political commentary by Liberians 

Stephanie holds a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She is a literary and technical writer, editor, consultant and film producer, and has worked in various aspects of publishing and as Professor of English Literature & Advanced Writing at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA, and Professor of Developmental Reading at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

She’s also worked as an instructor of the Paulo Freire model for various adult literacy programs; as a curriculum developer for English as a Second Language instruction for non-literate and literate traumatized refugee populations; in theater at the world-renowned Actors Theater of Louisville; and as a girls, women’s, men’s and gay, lesbian and transgender advocate, counselor, workshop facilitator and staff trainer for survivors of sexual assault and violence.

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Mae Azango, Rights Activitist and Renowned Journalist

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Mae Azango received an award for her gallant work on women issues in Liberia. The ceremony which brought together women activists from around the globe, honored Azango of Liberia, Soraya Mire of Somalia and Dehab Manond of Egypt. The ceremony took place in New York City.

Azango was also awarded a fellowship in honor of Minnie Lee Walker; an organization that supports grass roots programs in Africa.

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Meenakshi Monica Subramani, Miss Liberia 2010 at Miss World 2011 Pageant

Meenakshi Monica Subramani represented Liberia satisfactorily at the 2011 Miss World Pageant. She has a degree in political science but has a keen interest in International Relations.

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Mrs. Sue Yancy Williams; a Loyal and Dynamic Community Leader; Former President of the Liberian Community Association of Georgia and President of the Concerned Liberian Women of Georgia, Inc.

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Mrs. Sue Yancy Williams is a loyal and dynamic community leader; former President of the Liberian Community Association of Georgia and President of the Concerned Liberian Women of Georgia, Inc. Sue is relentless when it come to raising awareness of the needs of the Liberian people, as well as raising funds to undertake series of projects for her community.

Recently, she traveled to Liberia and distributed a consignment of clothing and other needed items to the residents of Owensgrove, Grand Bassa County. During her stay in Owensgrove, she organized a picnic for the children of Owensgrove and distributed gifts and other supplies to approximately 200 kids.

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Mrs. Roberta N. Brown Cooper, Humanitarian and President of the Marylanders for Progress (Liberia), Inc.

robertaMrs. Roberta N. Brown Cooper is currently the President of the Marylanders for Progress (Liberia), Inc., (MFP); an organization that was formed to cultivate a cordial relationship between Marylanders at home and abroad; especially in post war Liberia. However, through the leadership of Mrs. Roberta N. Brown Cooper, the organization has gone above and beyond the call of duty by assisting Marylanders through education, capacity building, and much more to address the social economic needs of the county in addition to the support rendered by the GOL.

A short listing of the Initiatives undertaken by this auspicious body is attached below:

2011: Donated additional 154 classroom chairs, office furniture and equipment, library furniture, and computers to W.V.S. Tubman University. Donated children’s books and clothing to the Lu Klayene Orphanage in Hoffman Station, Harper.

2010: Donated 164 classroom chairs, office equipment provided Honda North America, and computers to W.V.S. Tubman University. Donated children’s toys to Lu Klayene Orphanage in Hoffman Station, Harper. Shipped children’s books donated by the Lutherville Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland to Newake Girls School in Barrobo District. Donated office furniture to the Pleebo City Corporation.

2009: Developed the County’s Economic Empowerment Road Map. Promoted Maryland County Women at the International Colloquium on Women Empowerment. Shipped a forty foot container of clothing and hospital bedding donated by the Japan Relief Clothing Center (JRCC).

2008: MFP President visited Maryland County and launched the “Chairs for School” fund raising project.

2007: Provided funding to conduct Needs Assessment of Maryland County; Opened local offices in Monrovia and Harper City; Provided walkers, glucometers, beddings, blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes for hospital and much more.

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Mardea Tyler-Kulee personifies a true Liberian (African) beauty

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“People are like stained glass windows — the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows” – Beauty, Pose, Grace and Elegance! – Mardea personifies a true African beauty.

She is an actress and an established business  heiress that collaborates with ‘Kinky Roots Model’; a upcoming African fashion magazine.

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Andrea N. Dennis, Member of the National Society of Black Engineers (N.S.B.E)

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Andrea N. Dennis is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (N.S.B.E) and one of the lead students for the UNA/USA student alliance club at the metro campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

She is currently pursuing her Masters at Fairleigh Dickinson University, studying Management Information Systems. She received her B.S Degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Management from Lincoln University, PA. She is a former Lincoln University ALL-CIAA Cheerleader (2008), and has held VP positions in the Business Club as well as the Lincoln University chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E). She also worked as a student assistant to the University’s Business Department.   As the graduate advisor of BLT, Andrea strives to be a firm support system not just to the members but those that the group may come encounter with. She believes that encouraging our young leaders to position themselves for success today will provide a chance for a better tomorrow.

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