Black History Month

BHM Leron Rahynes

Leron Rahynes, founder of What the Tech?!? Consulting, is a proud husband, father, teacher, business owner and lifelong mentor and servant of all in the Spartanburg Community. Rahynes currently teaches World History to seventh graders in Spartanburg. In noticing a need for the increase of...
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BHM Corey Collington

Corey Collington, a native of Greenville’s Nicholtown community, was born to teen parents Sheila Collington and James Cohen in 1978. Corey credits his parents as well as his grandmothers, Annie F. Cohen and Mamie L. Collington, for keeping him on the right track as a child. After graduating from...
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BHM Minister Angela Lipscome

Minister Angela Lipscome is the founder of “Ask Me about My Broken Pieces Divorce Recovery Coaching Services,” which was created to help guide men and women through the different stages of the transitioning process of ending a relationship or marriage. Minister Lipscomb has worked for over five...
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BHM Tony Fisher

Tony Fisher most recently held the position of Director of Public Safety for the City of Spartanburg, until his retirement after 18-years of service. During his time as Director of Public Safety, the police division was awarded national accreditation on four separate occasions and the Fire Division...
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BHM James Carter

James Carter, owner of Empire Limited Studio, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 12, 1961. His late mother, Ella Louise Carter, was a professional cosmetologist in the neighborhood where James grew up and his late father, Peter James Carter, was a modest tailor and dry cleaner. As the son of...
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BHM Johnny Sizemore

Johnny Sizemore is a multiple business executive who has been called to ministry and the marketplace. His gifts, talents and leadership skills extend inside and outside the four walls of the church. Mr. Sizemore is the C.E.O. of Showtime Productions, a national theatre production company...
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BHM Mitch Kennedy

Born and raised in Spartanburg, Mitch Kennedy is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Wake Forest University. Mr. Kennedy serves as the Director of Community Services for the City of Spartanburg and enjoys getting the opportunity to work...
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BHM Brittney Brackett

Serving as Executive Director of The Outstanding Youth Awards since 2015, Brittney Brackett discovered her passion for empowering youth for greatness. Thanks to many positive influences as a teen, she founded the 501(c3) nonprofit which has recognized 21 youth since inception by awarding...
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BHM Patrick Sapp

Former NFL and Clemson football player, Patrick Sapp, is a highly regarded, persistent leader in our community. Mr. Sapp has more than 20-years of experience in athletics, philanthropy, business and external relations. As a remarkable relationship builder, Patrick is praised for his exceptional...
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BHM Darric Sewell

Darric Sewell is the General Manager of Benson Automotive in Spartanburg and oversees dealer operations, sales, marketing, leadership development, training, employee relations, diversity initiatives and corporate administration. With more than 20-years in the auto industry Mr. Sewell has extensive...
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