Melissa M. Ingram

Ingram achieved a major goal for Aspire and the African American community this year with the launch of Aspire Marketplace, a one-stop destination for black business owners to elevate their brands, where all earned revenue goes back to the businesses. On the content front, she secured a key partnership with an up-and-coming African American Millennial filmmaker and screenwriting label Damn Write Originals to create original short films for the network.

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