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Richard & Dr. Tamika Bradley | Metro Booming Workforce Training Academy

My next guests, Richard & Dr. Tamika Bradley, work as President and Exec. Director, respectively, of Metro Booming Workforce Training Academy. It’s a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide workforce training certifications, accredited by U.S. Department of Labor. They have both joined me today to discuss that, in addition to, Richard’s work as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Jackson State University, President of MBAR Sports Lounge, President of A3 Consulting Real Estate Holdings Enterprise, and Dr. Bradley's tenure at J.S.U., and more… This is Now You’re Taking on MPB Think Radio

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