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On the Agenda today is Sudan Uprising continues with Monica Dennis, a core organizer with#BlackLivesMatter NYC, and co-director of Move to End Violence. Join us as Monica helps us work through some ideas and strategies to stand in solidarity with black lives, including the people in Sudan. Sudanese-American journalist, Isma’il Kushkush, joins us via telephone … Continue reading "Sudan Uprising Continues, With Monica Dennis of Black Lives Matter + Move to End Violence and Sudanese-American Journalist, Isma’il Kushkush"

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Jun 2019

1 hr 11 min

On the agenda is a conversation with award-winning playwright, poet, and filmmaker, Donja R. Love. Donja’s recent work, a trilogy named The Love Plays, sets the scene for a discussion on the idea of Radical Softness, our mental health and the necessity of love between us. We want to hear from you. Leave a review … Continue reading "Loving Each Other with Playwright + Filmmaker Donja R. Love"

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Jun 2019

53 min 58 sec

On the agenda is a conversation with art collector, curator and archivist, Syreeta Gates. Syreeta is on a mission to solidify the culture of Hip Hop as history. Join us for a conversation about her journey establishing The Gates Preserve and her recent work on the documentary “Write On! The Legend of Hip-Hop’s Ink Slingers” … Continue reading "The Culture With Archivist + Founder of The Gates Preserve, Syreeta Gates"

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Jun 2019

1 hr 7 min

On the agenda is a conversation with film director and producer, Melanie Williams Oram. Join us as we talk to Melanie about her latest work, Run Like A G.U.R.L., a film about how and why an unprecedented number of women candidates joined forces with a wave of females grassroots activists to make 2018 the new … Continue reading "Run Like G.U.R.L. With Filmmaker Melanie Williams Oram"

May 2019

1 hr 16 min

Welcome to our first board meeting. On the Agenda is a review of the learning from the first 8 sessions and the updates we’ve shared with you thus far. Join Selma, Dougie + Josh as we recap our first few episodes and address general comments and questions we’ve received from our listeners. We want to … Continue reading "The Board Meeting: 01"

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May 2019

49 min 46 sec

On the agenda is a conversation with Attia Taylor, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Womanly Magazine, a print magazine that delivers important health information to women of color and binary people through the use of art. Join us as we talk to Attia about her journey as an artist, women’s health advocate and daughter that inspired … Continue reading "Healthy Conversation, With Editor-In-Chief of Womanly Magazine, Attia Taylor"

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May 2019

57 min 53 sec

On the agenda is a conversation with coach, educator and former professional football player, Wayne Blair. Coach Blair joins us from Plantation, Florida to talk to us about his experience coming of age as a Jamaican-Canadian transplant in the heart of football country. A late comer to the game, Coach gives us an in-depth perspective … Continue reading "Winning with Coach + Educator, Wayne Blair"

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Apr 2019

1 hr 24 min

On the agenda is a conversation with Co-Founder + CEO of Birthright AFRICA, Walla Elsheikh. Walla takes us on a journey of self-discovery that led to the creation Birthright AFRICA, a non-profit committed to providing a free educational trip to Africa for every youth and young adult of African descent in the United States. Join … Continue reading "Young Scholars, With Co-Founder + CEO of Birthright AFRICA, Walla Elsheikh"

Apr 2019

1 hr 2 min

On the agenda is Part 2 of our conversation with historian and professor, Dr. John W. Johnson Jr. “All roads lead to Newark” in Part 2 of our discussion on class, education and conditioning. Listen in as our Q+A turned history class takes us all back to school. We want to hear from you. Leave … Continue reading "Class (Continued), With Historian + Professor, Dr. John W. Johnson Jr. (Part 2 of 2)"

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Apr 2019

1 hr 2 min

On the agenda is a conversation with historian and professor, Dr. John W. Johnson Jr. Join us for a discussion on class, education and conditioning that travels from the cosmopolitan empire of ancient Rome empire to the rich cultural center of Newark and back to Us, with the ever-so-dope, Dr. Johnson. We want to hear … Continue reading "Class, With Historian + Professor, Dr. John W. Johnson Jr. (Part 1 of 2)"

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Apr 2019

57 min 1 sec

On the agenda is a conversation with creator of Black on Black, Rodney White. Rodney speaks on his experience as an artist and award-winning art director and how it has impacted his work as creator of Black on Black, a beautifully designed clothing & accessories line that is both clothing AND a protest sign. Join … Continue reading "The Power of the Message, With Artist, Art Director, Designer + Creator of Black on Black, Rodney White"

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Apr 2019

1 hr 7 min

We followed up with Marvin Francois to find out what happened when the bankers went to lunch…it’s so good! to listen to to the full episode: Black Money, with CEO of oneKIN, Marvin Francois.

Mar 2019

6 min 22 sec

On the agenda is a conversation with CEO of oneKIN, Marvin Francois. Marvin speaks on his experience and journey as a banker and CEO of an online retailer focused on showcasing brands created by people of color. Join us for a rich discussion on the power of the black dollar, the obstacles we face as … Continue reading "Black Money, with CEO of oneKIN, Marvin Francois"

Mar 2019

1 hr 12 min

On the agenda is a conversation with writer and activist, Sara Elhassan. Sara briefs us on the state of the protests that erupted in December 2018 against Dictator Omar al-Bashir and his regime. We discuss the economic and social oppression that the people of Sudan have faced under his 30 year rule. The conversation drives … Continue reading "Sudan Uprising, with Writer and Activist, Sara Elhassan"

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Mar 2019

1 hr 7 min

On the agenda is a conversation with CEO and co-founder of Kaiso Cocktails, Tracey Solomon. Tracey just came back from her first trip to the continent of Africa (Accra, Ghana). We talk about how it has affected her sense of identity and perspective as CEO of the Brooklyn-based, Trini-inspired spirits company Kaiso Cocktails. We want … Continue reading "First Trip Home, with CEO of Kaiso Cocktails, Tracey Solomon"

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Mar 2019

32 min 58 sec