Kandi Conda inducted into the African American Hall of Fame

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BeanSoupTimes.com congratulates one of Chicago’s finest: Kandi Conda. Not many African American women business owners can say they earned an authentic basketball championship ring. But Kandi Conda, AKA KCBizBoss can. This talented woman can add African American Hall of Fame to her list of accomplishments. She was inducted on Feb. 22.

Kandi is a six time author and also the Mom-Manager of Chicago’s own Demi Lobo (WGCI 107.5FM Radio Personality, Successful Entrepreneur and Pop Recording Artist).

In 1992-1995, Kandi signed a contract to purchase The Chicago Twisters Professional Women’s Basketball team (WBA). She was the Director of Operations / General Manager and the teams Head Coach was Stephanie Rivera (wife of NFL Coach of the Year, Ron Rivera and former Chicago Bears linebacker). The players included; E.C. Hill (Northern/WNBA/Current Asst. Coach: Univ. of Az), Stacey Carney (Purdue), Diana Vines & Natalie Perrino (DePaul) Cindy Conner (Northern) and more talented women. The league was later sold to their television partner Liberty Sports Network who resold it after the Chicago Twisters Championship game in 1995.

In 1995 Kandi was honored at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass for being the First African American Woman to Manage a Women’s Professional Basketball team. After Naismith’s fire, and records were lost, she had to re-start this emotional quest to leave a legacy to her family, community, women and sports.

For obvious sentimental reasons, she has never removed and always cherished her 1995 Championship ring with her name inscribed on the outside. Visit her webite at http://kcbizboss.com.

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Toure Muhammad

Author Toure Muhammad is the head bean, publisher and chief strategist of Bean Soup Times. The Morehouse graduate has written front page cover stories for The Final Call and N’digo. He has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Upscale magazine, rolling out newspaper, and N’Digo magapaper. He’s been featured on Tavis Smiley’s radio show on NPR, on Chicago’s WBEZ (Chicago public radio), and many other radio shows.

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