Ryan K. Smith is the Digital Content Editor for Don Diva Magazine. Earning a bachelors degree from Penn State University (by way of Howard University), Ryan has pursued a career in journalism, published by Complex Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly and The Chester Spirit Newspaper. He is also a self-published author. He sells the most awesome tee shirts on Earth at meweforus.spreadshirt.com.
Lesslie Moore is uniquely known as DonDiva’s Diva is currently the host of Don Diva Live, an online radio show on DTF Radio. However, she has gained her success over the years as the Deputy Editor in Chief of Don Diva ‘s Print Magazine. Prior to joining the staff of Don Diva Magazine she worked for numerous media outlets as a writer and as a marketing representative.
As the Executive Editor of Don Diva Magazine, Tiana Carter Chiles (also known as P. Carter) are the exemplar of a hustler with grace. Capitalizing off of her unique upbringing as the daughter of a Kingpin and her well-rounded educational background, she develops each issue from cover to cover for its final release. Infatuated with the power held within words—the ability to move people, inspire change and evoke feelings—Tiana also yields features for Don Diva Magazine. Creating the newest component of Don Diva Magazine, The Trend Center, Tiana hopes to restore the connection with those aspiring to inspire.
Gary started his career in athlete management and branding. He then transitioned to the digital media space where he climbed up the ranks. He recently left CBS Sports to work full time in the media space in an entrepreneurial space. He recently partnered Star Angel Network and will be releasing many projects soon. His current project has been excelling Don Diva Magazine. At Don Diva he is responsible for transitioning them from print to digital and positioning them as a leader in their niche.
Little oversees the team of contributors, sales, and digital marketers to enforce a strategic content strategy. We have exciting and raw content that is influencing a variety of niche demographics. Contact him at Gary (@)DonDivaMag (Dot) com to discuss our capabilities further and plan out a successful campaign.
Muhammad Ibn Bashir is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University School of Communications and completed his education at Howard University School of Law. He specializes in criminal and constitutional law and has been a sole practitioner for 23 years. During this time, he has also represented clients in Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky. He has served as a Public Defender and was co-counsel in the defense of the infamous “World Trade Center Bombing” trial. As a criminal trial attorney, he maintains a reputation of a relentless cross-examiner and a tenacious advocate. He is a motivational speaker and lectures to high school and college audiences on criminal justice and procedure. Further, he is a dedicated community servant and is involved in many community-based projects impacting on the lives of the community’s youth. He also serves as Director of Policy & Planning at Image Makers Public Relations, Inc.
Having developed a passion for writing at an early age, God-is Rivera journeyed to Atlanta, GA to pursue a career in Journalism in at Clark Atlanta University. While honing her writing skills at CAU, she was also introduced to marketing through working with several event promotions companies, and also dabbling in modeling. After relocating to her hometown of New York City in 2006, she continued her career as a Director of Communications, and eventually Director of Social Media and Content for digital marketing agency OTRIAD Marketing.
As the Director of Social Media and Content at Otriad Marketing God-is in charge of leading a talented team to help develop creative branded content and social media campaigns for a diverse client portfolio. Her team helps to create optimized content for a variety of mediums (video, online, print) to accompany innovative digital marketing campaigns. As well as help to gain strategic branded content alliances to help aggregate useful content partnerships. God-is is also well-versed in business development and branding; from content creation, social media marketing, and affiliate outreach, to overall development for clients and products from their inception to implementation.
In 2014 God-is joined global digital marketing agency iCrossing, as a Sr. Social Media Strategist. As a Sr. Social Media Strategist at iCrossing, she manages and monitors the community management team to ensure social strategy is implemented across platforms, and provides strategy briefs to the creative team. God-is leads the research and development of full social strategies for client launches on new platforms, and also performs qualitative competitive analyses. Mrs. Rivera works directly with analyst supervisors to help provide strategic insights, and assists the business development team with social strategy insight, social product infrastructure, and research for client pitches and special projects. She is also in charge of the social media vendor management initiative, and is the vendor point of contact for the NY Social Media team at iCrossing.
In 2009 Mrs. Rivera decided created 319 Public Relations. God-is understands the digital revolution within the industry, and offers an innovative approach to the new era in digital Public Relations and Marketing with a range of broad services that can help brands form a organic connection with their audience.
Also an avid freelance writer, she has written various feature articles for popular urban magazine Don Diva Magazine including select celebrity interviews with top names in urban entertainment such as P. Diddy, and film director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest), and for popular websites like MadameNoire.com, TheGrio.com, and ClutchMagazine.com
God-is resides in New York, NY with her husband and daughter.
Bryant A. Buntin is a healthcare professional, college professor, and author. He was born in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Murry Bergtraum HS in the late 1990s. Mr. Buntin briefly attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA before continuing his studies back in NYC. He is a graduate of the City University of New York Hunter College undergraduate and graduate program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and philosophy and a Master of Public Health. He’s not a relationship coach or expert. He writes fiction novels based on relationship scenarios that commonly exist, but are never addressed. He is an advocate for men in discussions involving the dynamics of relationships.
FINALLY, AN URBAN RELATIONSHIP NOVEL FROM A MALE’S POINT OF VIEW!
They say that there’s 2 sides to every story. It’s about time you get to hear the other one!
Check out his best selling book, “Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With.”
Shaun Sinclair is the author of Forbidden: A Gangsterotica Tale and Flame in Lust: A Gangsterotica Tale. He is the creator of Gangsterotica, a sub-genre of books that seamlessly blends erotica with street-lit. A native of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina, the Army veteran has also worked as a Law Clerk for six years. He uses his experiences to make his stories pop with authenticity. Mr. Sinclair is the founder and owner of Pen 2 Pen Publications (www.pen2penpublishing.com) His company’s motto, “Putting Power into the Pen” is also its mission statement, as Mr. Sinclair rediscovered his gift of penmanship while incarcerated. He strives to use his success as motivation for others to triumph over adversity, and gives back to his community through the Sinclair Literary Scholarship, which awards worthy high school students for literary achievement. He is also a contributor to the legendary Don Diva magazine. Check him out on Youtube on his Gangsterotica page or follow Mr. Sinclair on Facebook Twitter and Instagram @AuthorShaunSinclair.
“Hello Brooklyn” — Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Ayana “Yaya” Ellis discovered her innate writing abilities as a young Legal Assistant in some of New York City’s top Law Firms. During down-time at the Firm Ms. Ellis would write short stories for the sole purpose of entertaining her friends until her short story “Last Woman Standing” was chosen to appear in the hood classic “Girls From the Hood Part 4″ in 2007. She released her debut novel “Love Changes” that same year!
However, it wasn’t until she released the gritty but triumphant “Full Circle” in 2010, a riveting story based on her own life experience as a battered woman, that she became recognized as an unstoppable force in the street literature genre. “Full Circle” also earned Ms. Ellis a Certificate of Excellence for her efforts in promoting Domestic Violence Awareness from the Mayor of the Town of Riverhead, Long Island. In 3/11 she released her 3rd novel “King Me” and the sequel “King and I” 2/12. In September 2012 Ms. Ellis secured a monthly advice column in the widely popular Hip-Hop Magazine Don Diva. In true fashion she offers explosive, truthful, raw, unadulterated advice, always sprinkled with love, humor and a common understanding of the male/female dynamic. And in early 2013, she managed to secure her spot in Don Diva Magazine history by becoming the DEPUTY EDITOR of the Original Street Bible. In 2014 she released the self help urban hit “Don’t Be A Dumb Bitch”
Ms. Ellis serves as a role model to all women—what is possible if you just believe and Be Great!