Charisse Carney-Nunes, freelance writer and attorney, is the author of two children’s books, I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children (2007) and Nappy (2006), as well as Songs of a Sistermom: Motherhood Poems (2004). Charisse is the founder of Brand Nu Words, a new media company dedicated to publishing uniquely artistic books and digital books for children and families.
Charisse is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Harvard’s JFK School of Government, and Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Her professional background includes law, science and education policy, and diversity initiatives. Charisse serves as Senior Vice President of Knowledge Development & Media Relations of The Jamestown Project, an action-oriented think tank of new leaders dedicated to making democracy real. In her Jamestown Project role, Charisse designs and implements programs, works on communications strategy, integrates the organization’s intellectual engine with its action projects, and provides strategic advice and counsel to the Founding CEO and President. Charisse is also a founding member of Sistermoms, Inc., a nationwide support group for African-American mothers and a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is currently co-authoring a book tentatively entitled, “The Christian Family’s Guide to Celebrating Kwanzaa,” and working diligently to build the interactive networks of Brand Nu Words.
Charisse has served as a speaker or presenter for numerous organizations and schools, including the National Council of Negro Women, Section of the Oranges; the National Science Foundation; Quality Education for Minorities Network; the National Council of University and Research Administrators; and several elementary schools in Washington, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Atlanta. She has appeared on ABC News Now, Radio One, and American Urban Radio Networks. Charisse resides in Washington, DC with her husband of twelve years, Harvey, and their daughter and toddler son.