April Vaughn

“My generation shines bright like a diamond!”

April Vaughn is the proud daughter of Roy Vaughn and Levanda Goodman. April is also the third child out of four siblings. April is a faithful member of the church Hebron Chapel C.M.E. April is a Holly Springs, Mississippi High School alumni. April received the honor of being Miss Sophomore, Miss HSHS, Class Secretary, and Student Body President.

April’s biggest accomplishment in high school was obtaining class Valedictorian. April is am now a proud Freshman blessed to attend Dillard University. April quotes “Thanks to keeping God first I have had a successful journey thus far and I have been led to pursue a Nursing degree.”

C & M Taxes & Tees


At C&M Taxes and Tees, as the name implies, this do two things well. First, they have over 15 years experience in income tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. This awesome team even has an easy to use tax app for individuals wanting to do everything remotely. C&M makes tax preparation easy and affordable. Don’t be confused by the many IRS rules and forms, and don’t miss out on any exemptions you may be eligible for. Let C&M Taxes handle it for you!

Secondly, C&M offers custom, high quality t-shirt designs and printing for your individual and business needs. Their cotton T-shirts are perfect for wedding parties, reunions, church camps, daycares, and other small groups that need a cool way to identify and display various brands. Customers can bring their own design, or allow the graphic artist to come up with something memorable for event or branding needs.

C&M are members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

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Lay’na Michelle

R’n’B Empress

        Singer, actress, model, writer, business owner, survivor, RnB Empress whatever title you give to Lay’na Michelle she wears it with pride. She gives all her thanks to God for blessing her with her divine gift. Born in Detroit, it was only right that this empress uses her voice to influence others. After taking on 300+ plus stages and hosting ten of her own, Lay’na had to take a small hiatus from performing due to health reasons. While on her journey to healing, she’s continued to write and record music with artists all over the world under 2SA Entertainment Management Group. She also loves donating her time and from time to time a portion of her profits to charities. On March 26, 2017 the RnB Empress released her long-awaited debut album “Blu3 Dr3am Ave.” Despite the obstacles and negativity from some people, Lay’na vows to push through with her leading single “Let the Games Begin”. 2017 started the year of the R’n’B Empress.

Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress 1st album has on Spotify 203,168 streams as of March 26th, 2017 won 5 awards on this album. This album has received 1355 downloads online as we speak not including street sales.

Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress 2nd album has on Spotify 111,265 with 23,535 listeners released on March 26th, 2021 nominated for 3 awards with Josie Music Awards (album of the year, artist of the year & R&B Soul). Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress was nominated out of 48,000+ submissions. Alongside the streams the digital downloads Lay’na Michelle has received 742 albums downloaded.

On November 23rd, 2018 Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress, a Detroit Native performed her original self published music for the Detroit Pistons Game inside of the new LCA. Because of this performance she performed herself into the history books. Now Lay’na Michelle is the 1st African American Independent Musical Artist to perform original music for the Detroit Pistons inside of the new LCA.

Then on April 12-30th, 2019 Lay’na Michelle was awarded an exhibit inside of the Charles H Wright Museum for her performance for the Detroit Pistons. Because of this exhibit Lay’na Michelle is the only music artist alive signed to a major label or independent to ever have an exhibit inside of any African American Museum.

On August 22nd, 2019 Lay’na Michelle was awarded with the Spirit of Detroit for all her charity work & making history in the Detroit Area.

Lay’na Michelle quotes ” In the industry, I would love to show that independent artists deserve just as many “flowers” as major artists. Our worth should not be determined on whether or not our name is signed on a contract.

I would like to impact others by bringing positive energy to everyone that takes on the #RnBEmpress experience.  Life maybe short but having a positive mind set will always make life worth living.My dream project would be to do a whole soundtrack to a movie.  The way Curtis Mayfield did for Superfly, or the way Prince did for various Spike Lee Movies.  I would love for my craft to set the tone/soundtrack of a film.

My dream project would be to do a whole soundtrack to a movie.  The way Curtis Mayfield did for Superfly, or the way Prince did for various Spike Lee Movies.  I would love for my craft to set the tone/soundtrack of a film.

The advice I have for others is to remember to stay grounded and pray.  Always set goals.  When you stay focused on your goals the only thing that may change is the time it takes to achieve them.

July 10th, 2020 Lay’na Michelle won Female Artist of The Year in Jacksonville, FL.

February 23rd, 2021 The city of Southfield In Southfield,MI awarded Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress with an award for her black history placement and charity work.

August 18,2021 The Josie Music awards in Knoxville,TN honored Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress with her 6 music awards.

July 31st, 2022 The World Songwriter Awards awarded Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress her 7 award for best r&b song I want 2 know

September 30th, 2022 The World Songwriter Awards awarded Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress her 8th award best r&b song I’m So Proud

Mason in the Afternoon from 105.9fm kiss has certified Lay’na Michelle https://youtu.be/VJvnL6dDBlA

March 26, 2017 the first studio album released

Wine & Girl Talk W/ #RnBEmpress January 2nd, 2021

Wine & Girl Talk W/#RnBEmpress February 6th, 2021

Wine & Girl Talk W/#RnBEmpress March 6th, 2021 https://youtu.be/t91oEbBngBU

Wine & Girl Talk W/#RnBEmpress April 3rd, 2021

Wine & Girl Talk W/#RnBEmpress May 8th, 2021 Mother’s Day Edition

Wine & Girl Talk W/#RnBEmpress June 12, 2021

Wine & Girl Talk W/#RnBEmpress July 11, 2021

Lay’na Michelle #RnBEmpress Live on All Gas No Breaks Podcast Episode 46 live in Maryland @laynamichelleofficialpage August 14th, 2021 interview & live performance.

Lay’na Michelle #RnBEmpress performing live at Josie Music Awards 2021 live in Country Tonite Theater

Lay’na Michelle R’n’B Empress Performance at the Hope for the Homeless September 24, 2022

Frenchaire Gardner

Frenchaire Gardner is awesome, walking, informational, woman who seeks to excel while helping others no matter the sacrifices or the time it takes.

Frenchaire is from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology.

Frenchaire is a serial entrepreneur. She loves to create. She created and hosts an interview-style business podcast called “A News You Can Use Podcast.” Frenchaire is an advocate for Black & Brown business owners.

Frenchaire served communities in several capacities: as an insurance agent, community vending, and managing multi-family properties. Frenchaire produced the hip-hop instrumental album ‘Supernova Universe’. Frenchaire is the co-author of two anthologies: ‘Finding Joy In The Journey vol. 2’, and ‘The Single Saved Struggle – The Struggle Continues audiobook.

Even though Frenchaire has done a lot of work she makes it known (her work is still undone). Frenchaire is an example of how you can sustain the time while moving, working, and utilizing the time as well.

Frenchaire intentions are to empower children and adults who have experienced traumatic events like foster care and adoption. Reminding them that they are more than their past experiences and also that their biological parents still love them despite the separation. Frenchaire quotes “Your past just makes you stronger.”

Frenchaire goals are to inspire, motivate, and empower others to dream BIG, act on their great ideas, and live their best life in all that they do.

Frenchaire’s dream project is collaborating with other BIPOC Authors to share each other’s books collectively with children. Gathering several books to donate to children in the foster care and adoption systems.

Frenchaire advises everyone “To live in peace. Meditate daily to calm and focus the mind. Take deep breaths when you’re feeling anxious. Write down your goals, dreams, and what you are grateful for. Be grateful for family and friends that care and support you.”

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