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Sophia A. Nelson 

Sophia A. Nelson is an award-winning author, journalist, politico, attorney, and media commentator. A former congressional committee investigative counsel, high-powered corporate lobbyist, and Republican insider, she left legal practice in 2007 to become a journalist.

She has since served as a White House reporter for JET Magazine and as a columnist for NBC's theGrio.com, Essence, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast. A regular commentator on MSNBC, she is also the author of “Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfilment in the Age of Michelle Obama,” “The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life” and her latest, “E Pluribus One: Rediscovering America’s Lost Political Code.” 

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