Witty, vivacious and outgoing, Tafisha “Taffy” Edwards brings something new to the ever-changing world of broadcast media. A journalism major at the University of Maryland, College Park, Taffy keeps an ear out to the thriving DMV culture and political sphere, as well as the happenings in the world around her.
Taffy created Sugar Shack Radio in the summer of 2009 after encouragement from her mentor and former radio-hosting Terp, Cybille St.Aude, who showed a wild and creative side of radio that was simply unheard of. The concept and title come from the famous “Sugar Shack” piece by artist Ernie Barnes (1971). The painting is iconic and plays on aspects of Taffy’s own personality – fun and flirtatious, leaving audiences non-expectant of the serious and down-to-business demeanor she can bring to the table.
Motivated by the lack of positive exposure for black women, Taffy works hard to make a name for herself in the world of broadcasting and entertainment. Understanding the amount of unnoticed potential in black women, she makes sure to step outside of set norms and blow you away with personality, charm and provocative conversation.
“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible” (Oscar Wilde). With a passion for hip-hop, good conversation – and food – Taffy vows to have a noticeable journey to success, never being stagnant in talent, her show or anything she produces, leaving audiences everywhere intrigued and craving more.