Jamaica Yancy

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Jamaica Aali is the founder of Black Long Beach and the Black Everywhere Collective

In 2017 Jamaica was a recipient of the Downtown Long Beach Small Business & Job Creation Grant.  Jamaica utilizes her background in strategic marketing and branding to drive community activism.  Jamaica's advocacy work has been highlighted in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Madame Noire, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods among other media outlets.  She currently serves as a co-chair of the Long Beach Small Business Diversity Alliance, provide aspiring entrepreneurs with access to free educational workshops.

A South Los Angeles native, Jamaica was raised by a single mother with limited resources.  At age fourteen she received a scholarship to attend Phillips Exeter Academy, a private boarding school in New Hampshire.  She went on to live abroad in France, study marketing at UC Berkeley, and travel the world without losing sight of the needs of her community.  She founded Black Philadelphia (formerly Mahogany Philly) in 2012.

An advocate for women and minorities, Jamaica previously served as the Community Liaison for certified women owned businesses through the Women's Business Enterprise-West, managing the Southern California region.

She speaks on topics including,"Sell It.  How to Make Ideas Spread", "How to Build Community and Why", "Social Justice for a New Generation", and "Giving is the Gift".

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Jamaica is available to deliver keynote addresses and speak on panels or in classrooms. 

 

Submit a Speaker Request or e-mail jamaica@blackeverywhere.com for marketing and promotional consulting.