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Charisse Carney-Nunes
Charisse Carney-Nunes

As Senior Vice President for Programs, Ms. Carney-Nunes directs the programs of the Jamestown Project, advises on partnerships and opportunities, and sets direction for issues and ideas. Ms. Carney-Nunes, writer, speaker and social entrepreneur, is the award-winning author of the children’s books, I Am Barack Obama (2009), I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children (2007) and Nappy (2006), as well as Songs of a Sistermom: Motherhood Poems (2004). She is the founder of a publishing company, Brand Nu Words LLC where she has sold over 10,000 books. Charisse is also a founding member of Sistermoms, Inc., a nationwide support group for African-American mothers and a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Carney-Nunes has served as a speaker or presenter for numerous national and regional organizations, and has appeared on ABC News Now, CBS’s CW Network, Comcast’s CN-8, Radio One, and American Urban Radio Networks. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband of over thirteen years, Harvey, and their daughter and son. (Maplewood, NJ; B.S. Lincoln University; M.P.A. & J.D., Harvard University).

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