- Doctor Dapper, known in real life as Eric Jones, is the founder and CEO of LFLS Shoes
- LFLS Shoes is a designer dress shoe company he launched with the help of his late mother, Gloria Robinson
- Jones graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2016
- YEN.com.gh throws the spotlight on Dapper's journey, struggles, and success story
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Branding expert, Eric Jones, better known as Doctor Dapper, has defeated enormous draw-backs in life to attain his current status as a revered branding expert.
The young Black man reflects a shimmer of true Black excellence.
In 2013, Doctor Dapper lost his father. His father's devastating demise followed with the death of his mother three years later in 2016.
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After he graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in December of 2016, he moved to Hollywood in the United States to begin grinding amid the hustle and tussle of becoming one of the country's prominent branding experts.
He founded LFLS Shoes, a designer dress shoe company he launched with the help of his late mother, Gloria Robinson.
Dapper also recently launched The Outlet LA and Doctor Dapper Business Growth Academy.
Growing up, the native of Helena, Arkansas, didn't have the glamorous lifestyle he hoped for.
In spite of the harsh environment he grew up in, he was motivated to escape the unfortunate circumstances that surrounded him and discover the true potential of life.
Dapper credits his late mother for his achievements.
According to him: ''She was my number one source of support and inspiration. Experiencing all of these hardships lit a much needed fire within me to be great,'' Dapper says in a statement on his company's website.
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In another inspiring story, young Black women such as Jackie Smith reflect a shimmer of brilliance with their academic achievements.
Smith just completed her years of training at the United States Naval Academy and is ready to be commissioned to serve her country as she makes her mark in history.
The young woman’s recent feat certainly mirrors her hard work and character.
Her motivating story also affirms how far the world has come regarding the integration of women in careers that were once considered to be male-dominated.
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