Meet the Cooperative:

  • Literary Creators
  • Journalistic Creators
  • Graphic Creators

Meet the team behind the cooperative:

As a media professional who thrives in content development and graphic design, Traneisha Jones serves as editor-in-chief of Ashes For Beauty magazine and the creative director at the Jozef Syndicate where her primary focus is on design concept, pagination, and content balance. She is a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, from which she earned a master’s degree in new media journalism. Extremely passionate about journalism and driven to utilize its power to positively impact her community, Traneisha is constantly seeking opportunities to utilize her writing and designs to inform, empower, and inspire others.

Antoine “GHOST” Mitchell is a graphic artist and is the lead illustrator at the Jozef Syndicate. His works includes a futuristic comic series Sankofa’s Eymbrace and two children’s books Summer Saves Summer by Adara Gaston and The Great One by barbara w. green. Antoine specializes in both traditional and digital art media. He has toured many libraries throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, participated in local art exhibitions as well as exhibitions in New Orleans. He Antoine is the head of PoeArtry Creative Movement, LLC and has an extensive gallery that can be viewed on his official website,

Robert Rene, Ph.D., is best known for telling stories through the eye of a camera lens. As a photojournalist who broke barriers in Louisiana’s media market, Dr. Rene transcended the ranks of the broadcast newsroom to become studio manager and film director. The newest member of the Jozef Syndicate team, he is the associate agent and lover of stories, beautiful photography, and all things technology.

Their work is supported by:

  • Candace J. Semien, senior editor
  • Camille Johnson, book proofreader
  • Frances Y. Spencer, designer
  • Haley Zamora, writer
  • Dee Mellion, beta reviewer
  • Lucy Gordon, beta reviewer
  • Mel Jackson, beta reviewer
  • Dominique Joseph, beta reviewer

Meet the Creators:

  • Patty Christopher
  • Sandra Patrice Semien
  • Howard White
  • Tonya Jacobs
  • barbara w. green
  • Mildred Dillion
  • Kenneth Thomas Sr.
  • Ryan Troutman
  • Rickey Washington Sr.
  • Dominique Washington
  • Mozelle Inc.
  • Jane Yellow