Meet Tanisha Crisp

Founder of BLM5k

Tanisha Crisp was born and raised in Hempstead, New York. After 9/11, Tanisha's family permanently moved to Florida. Tanisha joined the Army in 2013 and continues to serve as an Active Duty Officer.

As a young girl, Tanisha has always tried to find ways to help her community. In the year 2020, after the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Tanisha felt the need to bring awareness to police brutality and racial discrimination. Tanisha came up with BLM 5 K's idea after the vision came to her in a dream.

Tanisha hopes that BLM 5K will promote health, wellness in black and brown communities and decrease police brutality and racial discrimination upon black and brown individuals.

We are proud to announce our newest partnership with
Cheryl Polote-Williamson!

Nationally acclaimed multi best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker and executive producer, transformational speaker, and success coach Cheryl Polote Williamson is a global leader who has successfully ushered 438 men and women into thriving entrepreneurships. Williamson is the CEO and Founder of Williamson Media Group, LLC, and Cheryl Polote Williamson, LLC, where her knowledge, expertise, and resources connect others to their purpose. She has received multiple national and international media features and mentions, and several awards for her leadership capabilities to include: selection as one of Dallas Top 25 women and the honor as one of the Female Success Factor Award recipients for 2016, the 2017 and 2018 Indie Author Literary Trailblazer Award, Global Smashers Award, Who’s Who in Black Dallas Publishing, and Indie Author Legacy Award in 2017 and 2018, a 2018 African American Literary Award, an the 2020 African American Literary Award for Self-Published Author of the Year. Williamson is a highly sought-after influencer, and business leader who is also Founder and CEO of Soul Reborn, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that has supported more than 4500 disenfranchised, under-served, and previously incarcerated women through lectures, classes, summits and conferences on leadership, entrepreneurship, money management, etiquette, storytelling, and philanthropy.

Through a widely supported Housing Development Initiative, Cheryl Polote Williamson and the Soul Reborn charge she leads, educates individuals and communities on crime statistics, employment opportunities, business creation and development, financial and family services, and a variety of resources. She has fed and clothed thousands and given to a number of communities, organizations, and causes. She has led many to opportunities for employment and created countless outreach and volunteer opportunities.

Williamson tours nationally, motivating varied audiences to release negative strongholds, walk in power, and thrive in purpose. She has been a featured author at the 108th NAACP National Convention and the Congressional Black Caucus. She has published multiple best selling titles such as, Soul Reborn, Words from the Spirit for the Spirit, Safe House, Affirmed, Soul Talk Vol 1, 2, and 3, Soul Bearer, Soul Source, The Success Factor, Souled Out, Soul to Soul, Soulful Prayers Vol 1 and 2, and with Soulful Affirmations releasing in 2021. She also has award-winning online communities that share and discuss the work she’s doing and where others have been inspired and motivated to create or take part in author or co-authorship, volunteerism, entrepreneurial ventures, and philanthropic gestures under her mentorship.

Williamson’s memberships and affiliations include: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, The Links Incorporated (Mid-Cities Chapter) Jack and Jill of America (graduated out), The Walker’s Legacy Group Ambassador, Soul Reborn Charitable Outreach (more than 8,000 served), Non-Fiction Author’s Association, Award-winning Online Communities (mentor for authorship, co-authorship, volunteerism, entrepreneurial ventures, philanthropic gestures), (formerly) Member of Forbes Coaches Council, Odyssey Media Group, and Christian Women in Media.

Serving is Cheryl Polote Williamson’s passion, but nothing comes before the love and care she gives to her husband Russ Williamson of 28 years, her three amazing children, Russ, Jr., Courtney, and Lauren, and two adorable grandbabies, Leah and Russ III.