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Tamra and Akadius Berry

Tamra is a native of Franklin, TN and an all-around southern belle. She’s a graduate of the Mecca – Howard University; and, she has a JD/MBA from Vanderbilt University. Tamra is a human resources executive for a global financial services firm. She enjoys reading, travel, fantasy football, good food and wine. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc, Tamra is passionate about helping the homeless, serves on two non-profit boards and regularly volunteers with several community organizations. She and Akadius live in Charlotte, NC with their pampered dog, Jackson. Akadius is a follower of Christ and a dedicated husband. A native of Oakcliff, TX and a graduate of Howard University and Tennessee State - Akadius is a marketing executive for a technology company. He’s an avid golfer, a self-proclaimed movie critic and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Akadius is heavily involved is in his local community, coaches little league baseball and is very active in his Men’s Bible Study group. A joy to be around, Akadius can be counted on to make people laugh and have a great time. A big believer in Black Love, Akadius constantly tries to play matchmaker for friends and acquaintances. The Berrys This love affair began freshman year at Howard in the basement of Burr Gymnasium, where Akadius and Tamra shared a practice facility as members of the University’s Division One baseball and softball teams, respectively. From these humble beginnings, a friendship blossomed and eventually evolved into a relationship their senior year at Howard. Many of their early dates were attending church together on Sunday morning, followed by Akadius making Sunday dinner. After graduation, their careers took them to opposite ends of the country, prompting a long-distance relationship, until they reunited in Nashville, TN when they both entered graduate school. Shortly after graduating from graduate school, the two were married and settled in the Queen City. Inseparable for the last 14 years, Akadius and Tam are fiercely dedicated to each other and have a lot of fun together. They consider it a blessing to be part of this beautiful and powerful Black Love movement.