100Knoxville

Visit 100Knoxville.com, an initiative with a goal of increasing the revenues of Black-owned firms with paid employees in Knoxville by $10,000,000 by 2025.

Meet Kanika White

Kanika was born in Louisiana and raised in New Orleans and Atlanta. She studied real estate development and finance at the University of New Orleans, holds an associate degree in business administration from Southeastern College. She has certifications in urban planning and affordable housing compliance.  She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the […]

Meet Dr. Dasha Lundy

Dr. Dasha Lundy is serving her first term as the District 1 Commissioner for the Knox County Commission. Dr. Lundy is a visionary leader as a servant leader and community advocate.  She was born and raised in East Knoxville and still calls it home.   She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from […]

Meet Tanika Harper

Tanika Harper, is an entrepreneur, owning four small businesses, Elite Facility Maintenance and Harper’s Naturals being two of them. She’s also Founder/CEO of Shora Foundation located in Knoxville, TN. Shora was founded in 2008 and their mission is to provide a safe place culture for those in under-resourced areas by creating opportunities and transforming communities. […]

Meet Deidra Harper

Deidra Harper, a local Knoxville native, is an entrepreneur owning Elite Facility Maintenance and a Freelancer who focuses on Graphic Design. She’s also the public relations director for TENSE Summit, TENSE stands for Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education,is a group of business owners and other professionals dedicated to empowering and educating youth. She’s […]

Meet Angela Dennis

Angela Dennis is a reporter and journalist for USA TODAY Network- Knoxville News Sentinel. She covers issues at the intersection of race and equity through both historical and contemporary lenses. An East Knoxville native, Angela was raised in Florida but ventured her way back to her Appalachian roots a decade ago. She is also an […]