6:15pm - Isis Brantley
CEO – Institute of Ancestral Braiding and Natural Hair Icon
Master natural hair stylist, beauty entrepreneur and philanthropist, Isis Brantley
has served the community for over thirty years as an activist representing the
most impoverished and oppressed citizens and as an advocate for micro
community-based and women owned businesses.
Seen often as a revolutionary and iconic figure, Isis is known largely as a result of
her 1997 arrest by the State of Texas for braiding hair without a license even
though the state had no such laws on record at the time.
7:15pm - Quinton Littlejohn
Quinton “QWill” Littlejohn was groomed in the suburban shadows of Chicago’s metropolis.
The product of a two family home, where his father was employed as an engineer and his mother
a modest school teacher. Despite the comfortable trimmings of middle class America Quinton
became intertwined in the city life of gangs, and gun violence. Discovering his natural talent for
the arts, Quinton started to produce music at the age of ?fteen with no formal training. Teaching
himself to play the piano, and use current technology to craft the sounds in his mind to
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