Nicole Yvonne Williams (Nikki)

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Nicole Yvonne Williams (Nikki)

Creative, Effective, Timely Communications


On Juneteenth We Must Celebrate Radical and Revolutionary Joy

I Guess I’ll Have To Play Pagliacci And Get Myself A Clown’s Disguise And Learn To Laugh Like Pagliacci With Tears In My Eyes I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over And So Is Love, And So Is Love -Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson
SPARCC Link to Story

Black Arts Matter. So Why Isn’t Philanthropy Supporting Black Artists?

Black artists are resilient, always finding innovative ways to produce their work that satisfy their inherent need to express both joy and trauma. However, the time for reparations is well overdue.
Inside Philanthropy Link to Story

The Masquerade is Over… and so is Black America’s Unconditional Love

I Guess I’ll Have To Play Pagliacci And Get Myself A Clown’s Disguise. It’s become a morbid tradition in the Black community to acknowledge anniversaries of death by state sponsored violence. Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and as we approach May 25 – George Floyd. These morbid milestones are reminders in the Black community that the country we’ve loved so fiercely, that we fought and bled for, that we built for free, doesn’t love us back.
SPARCC Link to Story

Fire & Ice: Addressing the Climate Crisis Before It’s Too Late

They say the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas. But when Mother Nature swept in with an unprecedented snowstorm in the Lone Star state the stars were the only thing you could see as massive power and water outages blanketed the state. From Houston to Dallas to Galveston and all points in between, Texas was rocked to its core by freezing temperatures that crippled the state’s ill prepared energy infrastructure.
SPARCC Link to Story

First Annual Federal Source Code Summit Combines Code, Community and Cool to Promote Open Source in Government

It’s been over a month since our first annual Federal Source Code Summit: Building Coding Communities, and we are still basking in the afterglow of an amazing summit. With nearly 200 participants and 13 guest speakers and panelists, we can honestly say that our first summit was a tremendous success.
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Introducing Our Summer Fellow: Anna Zhang

Every year, as we prepare for summer we look to bring in a fellow and this year is no exception. As a small team loves to bring in new fellows to inspire new ideas and inject new energy into our small but mighty program. We’ve had some amazing fellows in the past and we expect no different from our newest fellow Anna Zhang who is set to join us this summer.
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A Hacking Good Time with the Social Security Administration and

What happens when the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the team get together… a “Hacking” good time! Last month, the Open Source team at the Social Security Administration (SSA) hosted their first hackathon for the agency’s development community. There is nothing we love more than a hackathon.
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The SBA and Open Source: A Perfect Fit for Small Business

For small businesses, open source software provides unlimited access to fully functioning software that can help grow and automate your business at little to no cost. Additionally, open source business software has an advantage over commercial software in that it can be customized to your specifications.
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Why Congress Must Not Further Complicate The Fragile Relationship Between The Black Community And Healthcare

The glaring health disparities in the Black community require real solutions, not more barriers.
Blavity Link to Story

The Summer of Code: Building Coding Communities

Summer’s almost over and soon it will be back to the grind for most of us. But we thought we’d let you know everything we did at summer camp…er, uh we mean summer conferences. Summer is a great time to get out into the open source universe and see what’s happening. You may have run into the team at Drupal GovCon, The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit, Abstractions, or even the Code It Forward Fellows graduation — all fantastic and informative events.
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NASA space scientist teaching daughter to shoot for the moon

It’s no doubt that intellectual curiosity, hard work and education were the essential ingredients that led to Dr. Ramsey Smith’s career path as a technology infusion manager and space scientist for NASA. And as opportunities for African Americans within the STEM world seem few and far between, Dr. Link to Story

Trump Sets Stage for James Bond Villains to Take Over Africa

All James Bond villains are alike. They’re almost always some 50-something smarmy white guy who has some weird personal tick (rubs a cat, has a bloody eyeball, a fetish for blond Aryan men, something) and thinks he’s bigger than the government. The point is that villains step in when decent elected governments fail, which is exactly what we’re seeing right now with corporate activity in Africa in the new Trump era.
The Root Link to Story


Nicole Yvonne Williams (Nikki)

About ELOCIN Enterprises LLC

ELOCIN Enterprises LLC is a boutique communications and public relations firm located in Washington, D.C. We develop creative, effective and timely communications strategies to assist organizations and individuals with media content, analysis, editing, script and speech writing, crisis communications and branding efforts for short and long term projects. Current and previous clients include SPARCC, Potomac Haven, (GSA), The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Grounded Solutions, and the National Education Association.

About Nicole Yvonne Williams (Nikki), President/CEO
Nicole Yvonne Williams (Nikki) is the President and CEO of ELOCIN Enterprises LLC. A veteran
politico, she possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of communications
and public relations. She previously served as Senior Advisor and Communications Director
for three Members of Congress and has been a spokesperson and consultant on various
national political campaigns and events including the Democratic National Convention and
projects such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Roots, Rhymes and Rage exhibit. 

Nikki is a "true blue" graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia where she majored in ethnomusicology and percussion. Additionally, she received her Master of Arts Degree in Communications Management from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. She is active in a variety of community organizations including The Links, Incorporated, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated,  the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, Sigma Alpha Iota International and Professional Music Fraternity, Girls Rock! DC Board and is a member of South Euclid United Church of Christ.

Nikki is a drummer chick (she really plays the drums) who loves music (especially live), puzzles, Spades games, indoor cycling, laughing out loud and is a long suffering Cleveland Browns (There's ALWAYS next year) and Cavaliers fan (Exception: The CAVS Epic 2016 World Championship!!)



  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Speechwriting
  • Research
  • Event Planning
  • Program Development
  • Community Relations
  • Media Training
  • Website Development
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Orating