Sunday Conversations on Smooth Jazz 101/100 features RICE Stakeholders Weekly at 11 AM

Join RICE Internal Communications Manager Ashley Scott every Sunday morning at 11 AM for an uplifting and inspiring radio show, Sunday Conversations, on Smooth Jazz 101 – Smooth Jazz 100. In partnership with Davis Broadcasting Inc., this show brings you the incredible stories of RICE Stakeholders who are making waves in their respective industries. Tune in to hear firsthand accounts of their journeys, challenges, and successes as entrepreneurs.

Episode Highlights:

The first episode of Sunday Conversations aired on July 30th and featured Brian Davis, the founder of Stealth Tech Services. Brian shared his experiences as an entrepreneur and provided valuable insights into the world of technology services. Listeners were captivated by his story and inspired by his determination to help veterans and minorities enter the competitive landscape of IT Services.

In the upcoming episode, we have the pleasure of highlighting another remarkable RICE Stakeholder, Skylar Whitehead, the visionary behind Hedonism & Debauchery. Skylar’s unique perspective on the entertainment industry promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking conversation around sex positivity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights from Skylar’s journey.

How to Get Featured:

If you’re a RICE Stakeholder and would like to share your story on Sunday Conversations, we encourage you to complete the Stakeholder Submissions form at Our team carefully reviews each submission and selects individuals who have compelling stories and valuable insights to offer. Don’t miss your chance to be featured and inspire others with your journey.


Sunday Conversations on Smooth Jazz 101 – Smooth Jazz 100 is a platform that celebrates the achievements and experiences of RICE Stakeholders. By tuning in every Sunday at 11 AM, online or on your radio, you’ll have the opportunity to hear inspiring stories, gain valuable insights, and connect with fellow entrepreneurs. Join us as we continue to showcase the incredible talent within the RICE community.

Terri-Nichelle Bradley

Terri-Nichelle Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Play at Brown Toy Box. Bradley believes that Black children should see themselves positively represented in every space the experience regularly, starting with their toybox and the toy aisle. Bradley, an equity in play advocate, is on a mission to disrupt the $27B toy industry by creating a brand that reflects the world we live in today. Launched in 2017 as a STEAM kit, Brown Toy Box evolved into a full-scale educational toy company producing and curating STEAM toys, media, and experiences for centering and celebrating Black children in a manner all children can enjoy, learn, and have fun. Prior to starting Brown Toy Box, Bradley led a communications consultancy working with Fortune 500 companies in campaigns designed to connect with the African American community. Prior to that, Bradley served as the VP of Corporate, Crisis, and Public Affairs for the world’s largest global PR agency. Bradley has been awarded the Civic Impact Award, was recognized as a 2019 Atlanta’s Top 100 Businesswomen of Influence by the Atlanta Business League, acknowledged on the 2020 Who’s Who in Black Atlanta list of influential leaders and most recently named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Female Founders 100 list. Brown Toy Box is sold in Target stores nationwide, with Amazon, over 30 museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, as well as other independent specialty toy stores and retailers. Learn more at

Stefan Miller

Stefan Miller is the Co-Founder and CMO for Young King Hair Care, which launched in December 2019. Young King Hair Care is a multicultural grooming and lifestyle brand company with tailored offerings catering to specific needs of young men of color. Stefan is a marketing professional with 15+ years of experience across marketing, sales and consulting in the CPG and tech industries. At Young King, Stefan has been featured in over 75+ national publications, was recognized by Mintel as one of the top US brand innovations of 2021, partnered with Disney and Marvel Studios for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and was a participant on Season 13 of ABC’s Shark Tank. Currently Young King Hair Care is available in multiple retail partners, including Target, Walmart, and CVS, selling in over 3,000 stores across the US. Prior to founding Young King Hair Care, he led business strategy and marketing communications, while launching innovations across multiple billion-dollar brands and categories at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Coca-Cola, and Red Bull. Stefan L. Miller Bio Stefan holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with concentrations in Brand Marketing, Media Management and Management in Organizations, and is a proud HBCU alum of Morehouse College with a BA in Business Administration. He currently lives with his wife and co-founder Cora and 2 kids, Kade and Cree in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more at

Ceata E. Lash

Ceata E. Lash, CEO and founder of PuffCuff has emerged as a pioneering figure in the natural hair accessory industry, holding the distinction of being the first African-American woman to secure four US patents in this domain. Her journey to entrepreneurship was built upon a 30-year career as a graphic designer, which laid the foundation for launching PuffCuff in 2013. Ceata’s innovative leadership has earned her prestigious accolades, including the President’s Innovation Award from Sally Beauty and the New Voices + Barefoot Wine Beauty Business Grant. These achievements have placed her among the top female founders featured in Inc. Magazine. Committed to lifelong learning and growth, Ceata has completed the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses National Cohort and was part of the inaugural Amazon Black Business Accelerator Cohort. Her recent completion of the “Building a Successful Diverse Business” program at Tuck Executive Education, Dartmouth, further underscores her dedication to continuous improvement and leadership in the business world. Learn more at