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2017 Conference




Formed in 1992 With so much history, Our mission has always been to help Women connect with other Entrepreneurs around the World sharing and learning how to transfer business wealth collectively. But mainly human peace and co-existence.


Finding Innovative ways to help a new generation of young women, be and stay Empowered to see their ability and change the world. 


POWERS Women's Network looks for women who what to succeed, At the same time have the heart of giving back to the next generation. 

Adapting the ideal that it takes a village to raise a child.

The National Alliance of African American Athletes (The Alliance). The Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award. The award is presented each year to the nation’s top African-American male high school scholar athletes.

The national Watkins Award has been presented annually to African American scholar-athletes since 1992. The Watkins Award is named for Franklin D. Watkins, the coach of championship football and basketball teams in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Previous award winners include Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle, Justin Blalock of the Atlanta Falcons, Gerald McCoy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arrelious Benn formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ted Ginn Jr of the Carolina Panthers, Lorenzo Alexander of the Buffalo Bills, Marcedes Lewis of Jacksonville Jaguars, Darnell Dinkins, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, LaVar Arrington, formerly of the Washington Redskins, Joseph Barksdale of the San Diego Chargers, Grant Irons and Ronald Curry formerly of the Oakland Raiders to name a few.


The National Alliance of African American Athletes was founded in 1989.  The mission of The Alliance is to empower African American males through athletics, education and public programs.

We here at EACL are a team of innovative, persistent and ambitious social entrepreneurs, who are passionate about making a difference. We truly want to be that change we wish to see in the world. One might ask how a gaming company like us plan on changing the world? And our answer would be…By pushing boundaries, embracing innovation and thinking right outside the proverbial “box”.

We believe that every contribution to change, no matter how big or small, can make all the difference. But, we also believe in going big or going home. We’ve worked long and hard to invent a business model that pushes the envelope in the gaming industry and gives a lot of people the opportunity to make a little contribution, creating one massive, collective contribution. This, we hope, will truly make the difference.

The Retired NFL Players Congress, Inc.™   was incorporated to provide direct, legal representation in navigating business interests for the retired NFL player family.

 Our Mission as a corporation is to represent all retired players and widows legally, collectively, fairly, and independently as we work toward establishing relationships that will improve finances, recognition of value, benefits and overall quality of life.

Currently, we have a licensing agreement with NFL Properties.  

Goals For Life, a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation, is an educational youth development program that, in coordination with local school districts, teaches potentially at-risk youth the skills and strategies that are necessary for success in life.  Goals For Life has a team of former professional football players who have been carefully trained to deliver a detailed 24 week curriculum in public schools. 

GFL sends the former athletes into schools to facilitate goal setting workshops with students who demonstrate maladaptive behaviors, as well as any students wishing to learn success principles.

Established in the 1960’s, with the vision and support of the late Rev. Elliott J. Mason, Sr., Pastor Trinity’s basketball program from its inception, focused on engaging the young men of Trinity into teamwork, team building, cooperation and Christian value concepts. Trinity’s basketball program eventually became an affiliate of the Organization of West Adams Christian Athletics (OWACA) League, an organization developed to sponsor and support organized basketball programs within the local churches.

OWACA is an affiliate program of the Los Angeles Council of Churches. This organization was established to provide the opportunity for young men and women to learn valuable lessons regarding team building, cooperation, commitment, building their prayer life, emotional, physical and spiritual growth as they learn about Christ through sports. OWACA’s emphasis on sportsmanship is to promote “Christ through Sports”, by providing opportunities to reach young persons, not only in the local church, but in the inner-city as well. Trinity’s program joined the OWACA League and soon became a powerhouse among competing churches.

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**FREE General Admission 
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Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California – the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under one roof in Carson, California, a Los Angeles neighboring city.

ECI Networks is a leading award winning developer of e-business systems and software that enable companies and organizations to effectively collaborate and communicate with their trading partners, market their products and services online, generate new business opportunities and efficiently transact business globally.

In 1992, ECI was formed as an IT solutions company, providing web-based solutions and the development of applications over the internet and on premise, with full service hardware support which included telecommunications systems and telephony services.

In 2000, ECI pioneered virtual computing environments, including cloud computing and virtual private networks in one of the nation’s first data centers completely powered by solar, wind, and geothermal energy.  ECI set out to bring IT to a level of functionality previously experienced only from utility companies:  reliability, security, high availability and performance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

GBI is a CA non-profit corporation established in 1991 in partnership with Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration. GBI is a Strategic Thinkubator (Think and do Tank) Organization and IC2 Global Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

GBI, as a nonprofit, is dedicated to promoting the development and growth of urban enterprises through business incubation and cooperative strategies.

The mission of Global Business Incubation, Inc. (“GBI”) is to promote the development and growth of urban enterprises through business incubation and cooperative strategies. GBI serves as a facilitator of diverse projects. These include teaching factories, business incubators, neighborhood cooperatives, job training programs, youth training and entrepreneurial programs, and technology innovation.Collectively, these provide a synergistic approach to reviving the urban small business community.

For over 20 years, GBI founders have researched the most successful models of institution building, infrastructures, business incubators, cooperatives, teaching and testing factories and research consortia that create wealth. They have interviewed wealth creators such as Walt Disney of Disney and Ray Croc of MacDonalds and served as business consultants to World Bank, Amway, Encylopedia Brittanica, Major League Baseball and other entities.

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