Welcome to The Black Professional – a digital community that creates content for Black professionals including job listings, local event listings, and business listings. Each week we share inspiring stories of successful black professionals from around the country who are thriving in their career. In 2012 the NolaBlackProfessionals.com was launched by a small group of young black female professionals that noticed an absence of positive focus on the black community in New Orleans. Over the years they began to see the need for  media outlets that focused on the social and career lives of black professionals and set out to provide that service next, across the U.S.

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Co-Founders

Teniesha Biagas

Teniesha is co-founder, EIC of The Black Professional and stay-at-home mother of two sets identical twins. She spends her days feeding, cleaning, and playing with twin babies. She had the idea to create the the blog in 2012 after she noticed an absence in media outlets focused on the social and career lives of black professionals.

Morgan Valerie

As a co-founder, Morgan manages and executes the groups signature events as well as coordinates events with other partners. At The Ehrhardt Group, Morgan has been a key contributor for the firm’s Focus Group Testing division as a facility manager, where she manages a staff and coordinates market and focus group research for local, regional and national.

Tiffany Willis

Tiffany Willis was born in New Orleans and raised in Slidell, LA/Las Vegas, NV. She moved back to New Orleans in August 2005 to attend Xavier University of Louisiana (3rd generation). She currently holds a BA in Mass Communications: Public Relations, a minor in Spanish, and a Masters of Art in Teaching in Special/Elementary Education. Tiffany worked in public relations with The Hawthorne Agency from 2009 – 2012. During this time she worked with engineers and city officials on specific projects that consisted of major road work. As she worked in this role, she co-founded The Black Professional (formerly Nola Black Professionals), a online networking source for black professionals within the city. In 2012, Tiffany began teaching special education and is currently the Compliance Coordinator for New Orleans College Prep.