As a single mother in Trenton NJ, Tunisha Brown saw the need for positive imagery in her community. Through this need began the journey of bringing forth her love of words in a powerful publication that displays the behind-the-scenes stories of Black people. In 2007, IMPACT Magazine was born to empower, encourage, and educate its readers. As the Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Tunisha believes magazines should get to the heart of a story; to understand and to communicate the root cause of a thing.
Under her leadership, the magazine has grown from 75 readers to thousands of readers weekly. Considering her love of attaining the heart of a story, she began her talk-show version of Cocktails & Conversations in 2014. The event launched in Atlanta, GA with Grammy Nominated R&B Diva, Angie Stone with approximately 300 guests in attendance. 2017, Tunisha decided to celebrate black women who are making an IMPACT in their respective industries and communities during IMPACT’s 10-year anniversary dinner where Karen Civil was the guest of honor. From the initial dinner, the Women of IMPACT mantra has become a movement, hosting the series in various states at 5star hotels. The series began with women, now men are honored as well. 2018, the Men of IMPACT series honored NFL players Christian Kirksey and Hawk with award-winning journalist Jeff Johnson. The series is not just a space for the honorees to be honored, it is also a space where talks to support each other are encouraged.
That same year, she was presented the award of Magazine of the Year for IMPACT Magazine by AAMBC Literary Awards. With the spirit of giving back, Tunisha hosted an empowerment brunch for the YouthStat program in Trenton, NJ. At the brunch, the youth were able to hear from speakers in careers they were seeking to pursue once out of high school. 2020, she began a partnership with Facebook to honor the “Who’s Who” around the country. This sold-out event has now yielded a partnership with Purple, the leading innovative mattress company.
To take the brand to another level, Tunisha began IMPACTtv Network for Amazon with the television series, “The Moment of IMPACT.” Some of her guests were Garcelle Beauvais of the Real, actress/influencer Tabitha Brown, Grammy award-winning artists David Banner and Anthony Hamilton.
Tunisha’s passion is to awaken those to an understanding of the power they have within. To use their strengths to take charge of their lives and the communities that surrounds them. She brings her gift of inspiration to everyone, sharing her remedy for embracing the best application, both personally and professionally. Through this action, it will aide in finding fulfillment and success in life to be an effective IMPACT to someone else.