Gantt exclaimed in an exclusive interview with the Florida Courier, Florida’s statewide Black weekly newspaper.
Gantt served as media consultant for the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators while lobbying Florida government for doctors and hospitals.
Gantt was one of only two people elected to serve as president of the Southeastern Black Publishers Association that didn’t actually own a newspaper.
Support also came from Levi Henry of the Westside Gazette, Garth Reeves of the Miami Time and Ike Williams – all Black newspaper heroes and publishers based in Florida.
Gantt has received ADDY Awards for advertising excellence, the Capitol Outlook Newspaper Community Service Award, a FAMU Small Business of the Year award, a FSU Black Student Union Award and other accolades.