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JUANITA B. JOHNSON: ‘The Audacity Code’ is No. 1 Amazon Best Seller in Eight Categories including African American History



Juanita B. Johnson, author of  “The Audacity Code: Coloring in Black Outline the Lines,” is No. 1 International Amazon Best Seller and No. 1 Amazon Hot Release in a total of 18 categories. Juanita will have a live reading and is offering autographed copies of the Audacity Code. Visit to join the Sankofa Circle, at 7 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 18.

Juanita B. Johnson was named International Best Seller on Amazon and was a No. 1 Best Seller for “The Audacity Code: Coloring in Black Outside the Lines” in eight categories including Minority Studies, Multicultural Contemporary Methods,  Discrimination, 17th Century History, 18th Century History, 17th and 18th Century History, Philosophy Reference, and African American History.

It was a No. 1 Hot New Release in 10 categories including U.S. History Veterans, African American Studies, Historical Study Reference, Philosophy Reference, Minority Studies, Multicultural Contemporary Methods,  Discrimination, 17th Century History, 18th Century History, and  17th and 18th Century History.

The Audacity Code was sold in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and earned the International Best Seller award from Amazon.

The Audacity Code outlines the lives of 13 African Americans who defied societal limitations and built lives of achievement by coloring outside the lines. The Audacity Code shines a spotlight on 13  disruptors including the little-known African American car manufacturer;  the visionary African American farmer who turned ninety cents into an agricultural empire; and the pioneering African American television chef and food ambassador.

“Now for the first time, the foundational principles employed by these and other mavericks to do well for themselves and the world are revealed in The Audacity Code,” said author Juanita B. Johnson. “The question is…are you willing to employ these principles in your life to color outside the lines of the status quo?”

Newly published, The Audacity Code is garnering five-star reviews at Amazon.

“The stories here are written so beautifully that I felt I got to know each person well. I especially like the resources listed for visiting and further reading which is presented by grade level. This is a book I will be recommending to friends and family! “ wrote verified Amazon customer, Ellen McDowell.

Another reader verified customer Sierra McNair wrote, “Excellent. Very engaging stories which highlight the resilience and tenacity of our people. Looking forward to your next book.”

Juanita B. Johnson is the Sankofa griot of our time. Her attraction to the concept of positive audacity began in childhood as she listened to fascinating dinner-table stories which featured the achievements of African American luminaries, change agents, and historical personalities. Those stories continue to serve as her North Star of fearlessness.

Juanita is an honor graduate of Dillard University and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University. Currently, she facilitates the Sankofa Chronicles, a web-based edutainment platform that instills price and self-confidence in children through its focus on character-building African American history and culture.

Juanita was interviewed on Faces of Resilience with Ferlie Almonte discussing her journey and The Audacity Code.

She was also interviewed by Trish Carr of the Women’s Prosperity Network on Sister to Sister, where they discussed being treated differently due to race.

She was a featured guest on WOW Wednesday with Nancy Matthews. She outlined The Audacity Code and discussed what it takes to become and remain audacious throughout your journey; the importance of discovering uncelebrated role models whose audacious lives inspire you to do the work only you have been appointed to complete; and a call to action to bring the fullness of African American history into the light.

Juanita was also interviewed on award-winning Business Innovators Radio with host Tami Patzer.

Juanita is available for speaking and media engagements. Email Juanita at [email protected]


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TOP 30 Finalist Moving to Phase II of The National Black Business Pitch Competition



The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a virtual competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who are looking to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services.

These thirty businesses have advanced to the final competition and the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to $10,000. The final competition will consist of a 2-day live virtual event, August 17 & 18, 2021, where the business owner will Pitch his or her business to multiply corporations from across the United States.

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If your corporation desires to do business with Black-owned, founded, or controlled businesses throughout the United States, you too want to get in on the action. Become a sponsor today and join forces with other corporations like  The Walt Disney Company, Honda, AT&T, SRP, & Delta and support the NBBP. You may also register to view the live competition at

Follow us on Facebook and join WBEC-West LIVE on Facebook, August 30th to hear the winners of the NBBP (The National Black Business Pitch).  

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PROGRAM 15 Announces Collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics For New Balance Future Stars Series Amateur Player Development Events



PROGRAM 15 and New Balance Baseball continue their unwavering commitment to change the game of baseball, announcing their collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics.

In partnership with Southern Nevada Preps, the New Balance Future Stars Series will identify teams and players across the country to compete in fall tournaments throughout Las Vegas, Arizona, Southern California, Northern California, and the Northwest.

During the fall regional tournaments, elite players will be identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League Players, Coaches, and Scouts to participate in fall signature events this year. Teams from surrounding states will participate in 4 age groups (17/18U, 16U, 15U, 14U) with a 3-game minimum using NHSF Rules.

Southern Nevada Preps will operate tournament events in conjunction with the New Balance Future Stars Series brand in beginning with The Las Vegas Fall Super Regional, which kicks off September 10th with games played at college and high school fields located in the Henderson, Las Vegas, and Southern Nevada area.

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “Robert and SNP are professionals. You can feel the energy from the minute he speaks and it’s contagious. We’re looking forward to the relationship and growing together for players on the West Coast for years to come.”

Since its inception in 2016, The New Balance Future Stars Series has impacted over 15,000 athletes all over the world. As the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, PROGRAM 15 is backed by decades of Pro Baseball Scouting experience. Their highly-skilled scouting staff provides amateur players in-depth and credible evaluations they can trust because they are the same credible evaluations that are trusted by Major League scouts and college coaches across the country.

For more information on The New Balance Future Stars Series Las Vegas Fall Super Regional as well as other events visit

Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics aims to bring quality baseball league play and tournaments to the Southern Nevada region. SN Preps events provide exceptional competition and positive exposure. To learn more visit

PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on PROGRAM 15 and the Future Stars Series, visit or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on Twitter.

New Balance Athletics, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns and operates four factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe and in 2020 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit and for the latest press information please visit

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Resolute Media CEO Announces Brisbane THRIVE Initiative for Local Businesses



Resolute Media CEO, Brian Richards, has revealed a new initiative for local Brisbane, Queensland businesses, to be launched officially in the first week of September, 2021.

Called the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative, this project will seek to assist local South East Queensland businesses in Australia, especially those who are continuing to feel the impact of the pandemic.

“Business is a challenge for smaller operations at the best of times,” said Richards, “Given the additional hurdles continuing to be faced, we want to make the best traffic, training and tools we have available to interested Brisbane businesses.”

Richards has decades of experience in employing digital technologies to support business outcomes. He is keen to provide more immediate, practical, evidence-based support for the small business sector.

Resolute Media has already begun work on the infrastructure and systems needed to start rolling out the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative from early September through to the end of 2021 and potentially ongoing, depending on the feedback and outcomes experienced.

“We have always believed in leading with value,” Richards explained, “That has meant creating results in advance for clients wherever possible. We have now expanded and formalised that long-held business philosophy in our new credo of Proof Over Promises.”

Richards asserts that Proof Over Promises principles will underpin all aspects of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative. This means that local business owners will be afforded numerous weekly opportunities to test out for themselves a broad range of cutting edge marketing technologies, at no cost and with no obligations. A number of these resources are proprietary and exclusive to Resolute Media, who will fund the initial availability of these assets.

The marketing systems firm will also provide comprehensive training, tools and traffic options on a complimentary basis from September onwards. It is devoting August to setting up structures, preliminary testing and seeking feedback from interested parties.

Those parties will include local Brisbane charities and groups, who have also been severely impacted by the pandemic. Resolute Media will be looking for opportunities to support these non-profits in a number of projects under consideration for this year.

Further information can be obtained by emailing [email protected] A dedicated website and social media presence are also being created to provide regular updates leading up to the launch of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative in early September, 2021.

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