Leonard Omarr Muhammad (Founder/Vice.President)
Leonard Omarr Muhammad, born in Maywood, Il moved to Columbus, MS during his freshman year of High School where after falling in love with the marching band and playing snare drum, Leonard became interested in attending Jackson State University. However, after encountering racist teachers who would temporarily kill his spirit of higher learning, he opted to joining the U.S. Army where he spent nearly 4 years at Ft. Wainwright,in Fairbanks, Alaska. At the completion of his term in the U.S. Military, he decided to drive from Fairbanks, AK to Columbus, MS where he would think deeply on the various cassette tapes that he and other soldiers shared of lectures of Minister Farrakhan during those 4 years in Alaska. This would began the journey of seeking Freedom, Justice, & Equality and his becoming a Student of The Teachings of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the direction of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the “do for self” mentality that they produced. Along with Hip Hop and Conscious Rap playing a major role in his life, the music business became his first entrepreneurial route to success, managing noteworthy R&B/Hip Hop Music Producer and current Executive V. Pres of Def Jam Records NO. I.D as well as Twilite Tone, Producer and current D.J of Rapper/Actor Common. Leonard Omarr currently serves as an assistant to the Nation of Islam's Student National Prison Reform Minister, Abdullah Muhammad and serves as Regional Consultant of Blue Nebula Consulting, Inc, which is a black owned sales and marketing company, headquartered in Chicago, Il.
Black United Summit International fosters collaboration, cultivates a spirit of innovation, and mobilizes Historically Black College and University students to become industrious leaders through community involvement and the ownership of social responsibility.
The vision of Black United Summit International is that Historically Black College and University students will utilize their education and skills to change the economic and social climate in our communities.
Zakiya Summers (Public Relations)
Zakiya Summers is the owner and operator of Lady Godiva Productions LLC, a public relations consulting and event planning company. She is highly skilled in executing and evaluating a variety of corporate related events, including conferences, summits, roundtable discussions, banquets and receptions as well as public relations functions such as grand openings, news conferences, and community outreach events. Her experience working for a number of non-profit organizations as well as media organizations has enabled her to strengthen relationships between agencies and the general public by raising awareness across multiple platforms. She earned her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. A native of Jackson, MS, Zakiya is passionate about promoting youth development programs and enjoys working at her church, Greater Mt. Bethel COCHUSA.
Sam X Gray (Founder/President)
Samuel X. (Gray), born in Aurora, IL, spent much of his childhood between the west suburbs and west side of Chicago, IL. After graduating high school, he decided to establish his educational foundation in the HBCU experience and entered Tennessee State University in the fall of 2001. He studied Business Administration and received his B.B.A from Tennessee State University in 2007. Upon completing his matriculation in business at Tennessee State, he then pursued his Master’s in Business Administration and received his M.B.A. in 2009. Samuel took a leap of faith near the end of 2009 when he quit his salaried job as a retail manager and began working independently in sales and marketing with Blue Nebula Consulting Inc. He attributes this faith to his adherence of The Teachings of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the direction of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the “do for self” mentality that they produced. He currently serves as Director of Business Development for Blue Nebula Consulting Inc., which is a black-owned and operated marketing company headquartered in Chicago, IL. It was during the historical Black college tour of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in 2012 that the then 79 years young leader instructed him during a powerful dinner to go and pursue a doctorate. Samuel heard the instruction and obeyed and immediately began his pursuit for a doctorate in business administration concentrating in international business.
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Chinedu Nnamdi Nwokeafor (Morgan State University/BUSI AMBASSADOR)
Chinedu Nnamdi Nwokeafor is a 22 year old Speech Communications major at the illustrious Morgan State University. He hails from the richest African American County in the United States, prince Georges County, but is of African extraction. He is the founder of X- Assembly LLC, a multi-media consultation company, that focuses on African American youth in college. He has ambitions to attend Law school in the fall of 2016, and aspires to be a civil rights lawyer. His favorite Quote is that of Pope John Paull II " The Essence of freedom, is not to do what you like, but to do what is right."
Tariq Muhammad (Tennessee State University/BUSI AMBASSADOR)
Tariq Muhammad was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago where he attended Kenwood Academy High School in Hyde Park, the neighborhood of President Barak Obama. Tariq played basketball from freshman year to junior year whereas he encountered racial contention with his basketball coach resulting in him quiting and moving on. Subsequently, Tariq made great strides during his senior year of High School in the pursuit of higher learning and greater knowledge ushering him into his real purpose in life. Being inspired by great leaders and thinkers like The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and great Hip Hop artist such as Tupac Shakur, Tariq decided to make a complete turn around in life to become a orchestrator and voice in the cry for Freedom, Justice, and Equality to the oppressed people all over the world. Currently, he is a sophomore at Tennessee State University studying Agricultural Sciences with a concentration in Plant Science. He is also President of the Nation of Islam's Student Association, Tennessee State University Chapter.
Samad Muhammad (Tuskegee University/BUSI AMBASSADOR)
Samad Muhammad, 19, was born on December 5,1995 in Cleveland, Ohio to loving parents Samuel and Yolanda Muhammad. He attended High School in Chicago at Muhammad University of Islam, where he graduated class of 2012. He now attends Tuskegee University "The Harvard of The South", where he studies sciences as a Biology Major on the pre-medical track. Samad someday hopes to take his love of medicine and expand it to a thriving career a neurologist. He hopes to be able to give quality care and service with a touch of the southern hospitality he has come to know and love in his new home, Tuskegee, Alabama.