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While Black

English, Education, 1 season, 232 episodes, 2 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes
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While Black: A seriously opinionated podcast bringing you the real and the sometimes raw on anything happening while black.
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Stress, Life and Yoga w/ Zuri Adele

In this episode, our guest Zuri Adele of Good Trouble, takes on a journey from stress to building a life with intention and purpose and finally to the healing ways of Yoga. This healthy episode reminds us how to move when we want something specific from the world around us. Tune in and listen. Make sure you go engage with Zuri on her IG page. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20241 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Lord ... All This Stress w/ Dr. Angelica Geter

Stress, Failure, health ... how often do you notice the failure in your world, and, more importantly, how does it impact you? We cannot control everything, but we can control how we react, grow, and improve. This episode with Angelica Geter is like watching an artist so effortlessly design a masterpiece in front of you. We get a front-row seat to the experiences, good and bad, that she has managed and how she has found amazing ways to grow from them all. It is truly a talent from which we can all benefit. Topline: We CANNOT let the things that happen to us and around us change our existence for the worse. STRESS CANNOT WIN!!! Please engage with Dr Angelica Geter on her website. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20241 hour, 50 seconds
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Hunted: A Story of Stalking and Survival w/Dasia

NOTE: This episode was too important, and as such, we have not edited it in any capacity - every word spoken during the interview is also included in this episode. Please both appreciate and learn from its rawness. This powerful and needed episode of While Black takes us on a journey of what stalking looks like up close. Join us as we delve into our guest Dasia's gripping story of survival against the horrors of stalking. Dasia shares her harrowing experience of being relentlessly pursued by a man she went on only a few dates with, highlighting the failure of law enforcement to protect her. Despite changing jobs and moving multiple times to escape her stalker, he continued to harass and threaten her, both physically and digitally. Listen up as Dasia recounts the terrifying moment when her stalker showed up at her doorstep, forever changing the course of her life. Please engage with Dasia on tik tok @ Dasia Does It Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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Uncovering The Madness of Crownsville Hospital w/Antonia Hylton

In this episode of While Black, we sit down with journalist Antonia Hylton to discuss her book, "Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum." Antonia takes us on a journey through the hidden history of Crownsville Hospital, a segregated asylum in Maryland, revealing the untold stories of Black patients and employees. We delve into the complexities of race, mental health, and civil rights in America, exploring how the legacy of slavery continues to shape our current mental healthcare system. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation that sheds light on a forgotten chapter of our past and its enduring impact on our present. Please go engage with Antonia and purchase her book on her website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Black Owned Social Media App For You - Fanbase w/ Isaac Hayes III CEO

In this episode of While Black, we sit down with Isaac Hayes III, son of the legendary soul singer Isaac Hayes. Isaac is the CEO and founder of Fanbase, a black-owned social media company designed for us by us. Fanbase is revolutionizing social media by empowering creators and users to build their own monetized fanbases without constraints. While acknowledging other social media platforms, Isaac emphasizes the importance of embracing and maximizing unlimited platforms like Fanbase. Moreover, Fanbase offers investment opportunities for those who want to own a piece of the social media platforms they engage with. Join us as we delve into the why and how behind Fanbase's creation and why it's the perfect platform for creators and social media users. You know me, and I'm all for wealth building, making history, and claiming ownership, so if you are interested in doing that very thing, then consider investing in Fanbase ... make sure to review the disclaimer and info located at the bottom of this page. INVEST IN FANBASE HERE Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Disclaimer: This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. Offering Circular (link) Risks (link). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 27 seconds
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Burnout Doesn't Have To Stop You: Part 3 w/ Dr. Maiysha

Simply put - Do you want better? Do you want change? If the answer is yes, then listen up!!!! Engage, follow, and support Dr. Maiysha on her website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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Are Negative Beliefs Limiting Your Trajectory w/Dr Maiysha Claiborne

Step into the next episode of While Black as we reconnect with the brilliant Dr. Maiysha Clairborne for a captivating follow-up discussion on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Dive deep with us into the intricate workings of our minds, exploring the power of NLP and how it empowers us to navigate life's challenges. Join us as we unravel the secrets of self-advocacy and harness the potential of our own minds. This is an episode you won't want to miss! Engage, follow and support Dr. Maiysha on her website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trauma Isn't Just a Low Hum w/Dr. Maiysha

This week on While Black as we sit down with the incredible Dr. Maiysha Clairborne. She's not just an Integrative Physician and Visionary but a genuine thought leader in understanding trauma in the Black community. Together, we delve deep into the layers of trauma, exploring its effects on behavior and communication and, ultimately, discovering the path to healing and empowerment. You won't want to miss this powerful episode! Engage, follow and support Dr. Maiysha on her website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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The MIBO Show w/Charlamagne tha God - While Black Cross Promo

WELCOME BACK WELCOME BACK - We are back and kicking off a new season. Please believe we have some super amazing work hitting you this season and we could not be more excited. But before we dive into the new While Black Content, we wanted to share a special episode from Shanti Das. Shanti blessed us her presence at the end of last season and she went deep on her own experience with mental illness as well as why she devoted so much of her time and energy to the space. She was gracious enough to allow While Black to share an episode of her MIBO show with the good brother C Tha GOD as they chat about mental illness and personal experiences. Make sure you go and listen to the MIBO show wherever you listen to podcasts Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202439 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Best Human I Can Be w/Shanti Das

In our latest While Black episode, we sit down with Shanti Das, an incredibly accomplished music executive who made a profound shift in her career trajectory. Despite her thriving music career, Shanti ventured into the realm of mental health advocacy. We explore her real-life journey (the good and the bad) and how it led to her becoming a powerful advocate for mental health. Tune in for an insightful conversation that touches on her incredible transformation and dedication to a cause that's close to her heart. Engage, follow and support Shanti on her website or her IG Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wisdom From An OG's Perspective w/ Shabazz The OG

Get ready for a powerful and thought-provoking episode of While Black featuring the incredible Shabazz The Great! As an OG in the game, Shabazz brings an unparalleled wisdom about purpose, passion, and life's journey. He's not just a philosopher but a beacon of inspiration for everyone, bridging the worlds from the streets to the corporate realm. Join us in this candid conversation where Shabazz shares his invaluable insights on finding purpose, unlocking your potential, and navigating life's twists and turns. His wisdom isn't just for the privileged few; it's for all of us hustling in our own lanes, seeking motivation, and striving for something bigger. This episode is a reminder that inspiration is everywhere and that greatness knows no boundaries. Tap in! Catch up with Shabazz on IG. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Future Without Bias Through Virtual Reality w/Equity Commons

Tune in to the latest episode of While Black featuring Equity Commons, a pioneering company using Virtual Reality to combat implicit bias. Learn how they blend cutting-edge research with VR tech to offer training that fights the harmful effects of unconscious bias. Explore their innovative approach to addressing this widespread issue and how it could reshape our understanding of biases in society. Dig into what the folks over at Equity Commons are doing at their website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202358 minutes, 45 seconds
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Gracie's Corner - From Hundreds of Views To Millions of Views

On this week's episode of While Black, we sit down with the amazing family behind the hit show and platform "Gracie's Corner." Tune in as we delve into an enlightening conversation with Gracie's Corner (Mom, Dad, and Gracie). We explore the significance of representation, the power in today's youth, and the incredible journey of Gracie's Corner from humble beginnings to its meteoric rise, growing from a modest audience to millions during the challenges of the pandemic. Tune in for an inspiring discussion about resilience, impactful storytelling, and the power of uplifting content." Make sure to go take a listen to Gracie's Corner on their YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/@graciescorner) Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20231 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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Keyboard Gangsterism w / Rob Eschmann

Join me on an insightful journey with Rob Eschmann, a writer, scholar, filmmaker, and educator, as we delve into the complex landscape of racism in the digital age and the profound impacts of social media on racism in society. Discover the roots of racial bias in the digital world and explore what resistance truly means. Tune in to this thought-provoking conversation! "As always, stay informed, stay engaged, and stay #WhileBlack Catch up with Rob at his website. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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Masterclass - Dream Chasing w/ Stephen Love

Get ready for a masterclass in chasing dreams and buidling success with Stephen Love. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of business and entertainment and unveil the secrets to claiming your dreams. Stephen shares invaluable lessons, inspirations, and the undeniable truth: to achieve your dreams, you actually have to chase them. This episode is a roadmap for dreamers and doers alike. Tune in and learn how to turn your dreams into a reality. Go follow Stephen "Dr" Love on IG at doctalove12 Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Is HR Safe and Other Corporate Navigations w/ Felicia Ann Rose Enuha

In this dope episode, we sit down with Felicia Ann Rose Enuha, a multifaceted Media Entrepreneur, Career Consultant, and Comedian, best known as the Trillest MBA. Felicia is the Executive Producer and Host of the Trill MBA Show, a podcast designed to guide Black women through the intricate maze of corporate life. In our conversation with Felicia, we delve into the myths that often shroud Black professionals' careers. Together, we debunk these misconceptions and offer fresh perspectives that empower individuals to proactively manage their careers and ascend the corporate ladder. We also explore the vital art of building authentic relationships at work. Felicia provides actionable strategies for showing up genuinely in the workplace and cultivating meaningful connections. Discover how trust and a supportive network within the organization can be catalysts for personal and professional growth. Tune in for an insightful conversation that challenges conventions and empowers Black professionals to navigate the corporate landscape with authenticity, confidence, and resilience. Go follow Felicia on IG and check out her podcast "The Trill MBA" Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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Harmonizing Humanity: Lessons In Peace and Forgiveness with Amikaeyla Gaston

In todays episode, we welcome the incredible Amikaeyla Gaston, a powerhouse whose voice has been dubbed one of the "purest contemporary voices" by National Public Radio (NPR). Picture her music as a cascade of velvet waterfalls, evoking dynamic passion and sincerity, leaving you captivated and inspired. Beyond her musical prowess, she is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute, dedicated to being a force for change and a Cultural Ambassador for the State Department. Join us as we dive into a discussion about Amikaeyla Gaston's enchanting journey, focusing on the powerful themes of peace and forgiveness. Discover how her melodies resonate with inner peace and compassion, weaving a musical tapestry that uplifts souls and spreads harmony in a world that so dearly needs it. Go follow Ami on her website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bridging the Opportunity Gap: Joshua Pierce and The Diversity Org

In this episode of While Black, we sit down with Joshua Pierce, the visionary Founder and CEO of The Diversity Org. Joshua has been on a mission to transform the career landscapes for underrepresented students, and through his nonprofit organization, he's been instrumental in teaching students about corporate and high-income careers, paving the way for diverse talent to shine. Joshua shares his remarkable journey of establishing national and global partnerships with prestigious institutions and major corporations, including Warner Bros. Discovery, J.P. Morgan Chase, and more. His dedication to creating opportunities for the underrepresented is nothing short of extraordinary. Get ready for a conversation that's not just inspiring but also a call to action for a more inclusive and equitable future. Make sure to follow The Diversity Org on their website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dr Cornel West: Unfiltered Wisdom on Faith, Love, and Presidential Aspirations

In this riveting episode of While Black, we dive deep into the heart and soul of America with the incomparable Dr. Cornel West. Prepare to embark on a thought-provoking journey through faith, fear, love, and music, guided by one of the most influential voices of our time. Dr. Cornel West doesn't hold back as he candidly shares his unfiltered perspective on the state of our nation. From the pulpit to the political arena, his wisdom transcends boundaries, resonating with those who seek truth and justice. We explore the core values that have shaped his life's work, from the unshakeable faith that grounds him to the profound love that drives his advocacy for a more equitable world. Dr. West's words are a powerful reminder that faith is not the absence of doubt but the courage to persist in the face of it. As we journey through this conversation, we also delve into Dr. West's bid for the U.S. presidency. He discusses the necessity of third parties in a political landscape dominated by two major forces and the urgent need for leadership that reflects the depth of our nation's challenges. In a world that often encourages conformity, Dr. Cornel West stands as a beacon of authenticity, urging us to confront uncomfortable truths and challenging us to be better. Join us for an episode that's sure to spark inspiration, introspection, and a renewed sense of purpose in our pursuit of a more just America. Go engage and support Dr Cornel West on this website (http://www.cornelwest.com/) - Click Here Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202356 minutes, 24 seconds
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Grooming Is More Than Skin Deep w/ For Men Only (FMO) Grooming Den

We're back with an episode that's all about leveling up our game when it comes to self-care and grooming. This time, we had the incredible opportunity to chat with the brilliant minds behind FMO, a grooming lounge that's exclusively "For Men Only." Get ready to dive into the world of men's grooming like never before. We're breaking down why it's high time for men to step up their grooming game. From manicures to pedicures, FMO knows the drill when it comes to taking care of every detail. But this episode isn't just about appearances – it's about self-love and wellness. We're not just talking about it; we've got insights straight from the source – black women sharing what they really want to see our black men embrace in terms of grooming and self-care. Trust us, you're in for some eye-opening perspectives. Oh, and did we mention the power of a well-groomed man? It's more than just skin-deep. We're delving into the health benefits that come along with taking care of ourselves in this way. Who knew grooming could have such a positive impact? So, grab your grooming kits and get ready for an episode that's all about elevating ourselves, embracing self-care, and recognizing that when we invest in our well-being, we're investing in our future. It's not just grooming; it's a lifestyle. Tune in and let's dive into the world of FMO and the incredible journey towards empowering men through self-care and grooming. It's not just a lounge; it's a movement. Get ready to be inspired, educated, and motivated to step up your game. Stay tuned, fam Go follow For Men Only Den (FMO) on their website Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 14 seconds
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Swinging Success: We Golfing Yall w/Jeff Dunovant

Join us for an enlightening conversation with golf icon Jeff Dunovant. As a PGA member, General Manager of John A White Golf Course, and National Director of The Black Golf Hall of Fame, Jeff brings a wealth of experience and insight to the table. In this episode, Jeff delves into his father's remarkable legacy and profound impact on the world of golf. We also explore the incredible power of golf, especially for the Black community. Jeff passionately shares why everyone, particularly Black folks, should embrace the sport and the positive change it can bring to their lives. Tune in as we tee up a conversation filled with stories, wisdom, and a rallying call for greater inclusion and engagement in the world of golf Go support Jeff and his initiatives at The National Black Golf Hall of Fame HERE and visit John A White Golf Course in Atlanta GA Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dream Chaser to Success Maker w/ They Clone Tyrone Producer Stephen Love

In this episode of the While Black Podcast, we delve into the dynamic journey of success with the remarkable Stephen Love. As a visionary and accomplished producer, Stephen takes us on a profound exploration of how dreams transform into tangible reality. With insights that span from personal relationships and inspirations to the tactical and strategic steps he took, Stephen shares his unique path to creating success on his own terms. Join us as we uncover the secrets, wisdom, and tenacity that propelled Stephen from a dreamer to a doer. Go follow Stephen "Dr" Love on IG at doctalove12 Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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A Broken System: From Prison To Progress w/ Sean Wilson of Dream.Org

In this impactful episode of the While Black podcast, we sit down with Sean Wilson, the Organizing Director on Dream.Org's Justice team, who brings 17 years of lived experience and direct involvement with the criminal legal system. With a deep understanding of the broken system, Sean is a fierce advocate for reform. Previously serving as the ACLU of Wisconsin’s Smart Justice Campaign Manager, he successfully led a campaign to reform probation and parole. As a commissioner on the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission, Sean is committed to discussing juvenile justice policy issues on an independent platform. Recently featured in the HBO documentary "Growing Up Milwaukee," Sean embodies the spirit of Fredrick Douglass' powerful words, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Drawing from his personal struggles and experiences, Sean shares his passion for change, particularly in youth mentorship for Black boys, advocating for mentorship to guide and empower the next generation. He sheds light on the challenges faced by those transitioning back into society after incarceration and the implications of felony disenfranchisement. Delving into the prison system, Sean exposes its lack of rehabilitation efforts and emphasizes the urgent need for transformation. Join us as we navigate through pressing topics, gain profound insights from Sean Wilson, and explore the path towards a more just and equitable society. Engage with Sean at the dream.org website or social (IG: @dream.corps) or Seans personal IG page @thefire_thistime Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Money. Power, and Protection In Child Stardom w/Giovonnie Samuels

Please note this episode was recorded prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike beginning. We support actors and writers as they fight for fairness, and we hope that you do as well. Join us on this super dope episode of While Black, as we sit down with Giovonnie Samuels, a former child star with a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry. Giovanni sheds light on both the glittering allure and the darker shadows of being a child actor. We delve into the vital aspects parents should know to protect and support their young talents while navigating the complexities of showbiz. With candid insights, we discuss the financial aspects of child stardom, addressing the impact of early fame on young lives. Giovanni also shares valuable perspectives on the writers and actors strike, bringing to light the challenges faced by child actors during such critical times. Whether you're a parent considering a path for your child in entertainment or simply intrigued by the behind-the-scenes realities of Hollywood, this episode will provide a thought-provoking and informative journey into the world of child stars. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences, risks, and rewards that come with the bright lights of fame. Engage with Giovanni at her website (https://giovonniesamuels.com/) and on all socials at @only1giovonnie Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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They Really Did Clone Tyrone w/ TCT Producer Stephen Love

On this episode of While Black, we sit down with the talented and inspiring Stephen "Dr" Love, producer for the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, "They Cloned Tyrone." Dr Love takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings in the South Carolina countryside to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, where he now works alongside some of the biggest stars in the industry. In this exclusive interview, Dr Love delves into the behind-the-scenes process of creating "They Cloned Tyrone," sharing intriguing insights into the film's storyline, star-studded cast, and the mind-bending twists that await the audience. We'll get a sneak peek into the making of this thought-provoking movie, exploring themes of identity, conspiracy, and the unknown. Moreover, Dr Love opens up about his personal journey, reflecting on the challenges and triumphs that have shaped him as a producer. His remarkable rise from a small town in South Carolina to becoming an integral part of Hollywood's movie-making machine is truly inspiring. Join us for a conversation that celebrates black excellence in the film industry and offers a glimpse into the making of "They Cloned Tyrone." Dr Love's candid and heartfelt stories will leave you motivated to pursue your dreams and embrace the possibilities that life has to offer. Go follow Stephen "Dr" Love on IG at doctalove12 Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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Unveiling America's Treacherous Past w/Diana Roman, Descendant of the Largest U.S. Slave-Owning Family

In this thought-provoking episode of While Black, we dive into the profound insights and practical solutions to racial healing with Diana Roman, the Chief Operating Officer of My Black Ancestry and a descendant of the largest slave-owning family in American history. Join us as Diana shares her upcoming book, "The Nine Epiphanies on Race," which unravels the complex fabric of America's past. With remarkable clarity, Diana explores pivotal topics, including White Privilege, an unfiltered examination of the haunting specter of lynching, the influential legacy of the Black Panthers, the hidden truths behind reconstruction, and the heartbreaking brutality surrounding the murder of Emmett Till. Through her profound wisdom and extensive research, Diana offers compelling lessons that challenge prevailing narratives and ignite a path toward racial understanding and healing. Prepare to be captivated as Diana Roman sheds light on historical harm, exposes the roots of racism, and reveals practical strategies for a more inclusive future. Don't miss this powerful episode where courageous conversations lead the way to transformation and empathy. Join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment as we navigate the complexities of race in America and uncover the untold stories that shape our collective consciousness. Engage with Diana and reserve your copy of the book at https://9epiphanies.com/about-us Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds
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End of Season Thank You Message - Thank you for rocking with us!!!

Thats it folks - its the end of this season. Thank you for rocking with us, and please stay with us because we have more dope episodes coming your way in a few weeks. And make sure you dig into any episodes that you missed this season. Most importantly, talk to us and hit us up at [email protected] and tell us what you love about While Black or what you hate about it. Come and tell us the type of episodes you want to hear or the guests you want to hear from. Anyone who has reached out can tell you I typically get back to everyone who does, and now have relationships with most who do Join us and build with us. Peace Vince (Darius) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20234 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sipping Success: Unveiling the World of Wine with Helynn Nelson

In this episode of The While Black Podcast, we dive deep into the world of wine with Helynn Nelson, an advanced certified sommelier and wine educator. Helynn shares her journey from practicing law to falling in love with South African wines and starting an importing business with her husband. As a black woman in the wine industry, Helynn also shares her experiences and insights on the challenges and opportunities for black people in this industry. From discussing the differences between red and white wines to exploring the impact of race on the wine industry, Helynn provides valuable knowledge and perspective on the world of wine. Tune in to this episode to learn more about Helynn's journey and to gain a deeper appreciation for the art and science of wine. Please engage with Helynn at her website (https://www.helynnnelson.com/) Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
5/12/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 33 seconds
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Breaking Barriers in Clinical Trials: A Conversation with Dr. Eddilisa Martin

On this episode of While Black, we dive into a critical conversation with Dr. Eddilisa Martin, Owner and CEO of M&B Sciences, Inc. She shares her extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry and her passion for making clinical trials accessible to all, especially for underrepresented groups. We explore the history of Black people in clinical trials, the disparities and mistrust that still exist today, and the importance of increasing diversity in clinical trials. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in advancing health equity and learning about innovative tools for patient recruitment, engagement, and retention in clinical trials. Tune in to gain a new perspective and be inspired by Dr. Martin's vision and commitment to creating positive change. Follow us on Instagram @while_black, Twitter @whileblackpc, and Facebook @whileblackpodcast. And be sure to engage with our guests and learn more about their amazing stories.
5/5/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Honoring a Hero: A Fathers Journey Through Grief, Love, and Legacy w/Alfred "Shivy" Brooks II

On this week's episode of While Black, I sit down with a remarkable man, Shivy Brooks. Shivy is a father, an educator, an activist, and most importantly, the father of a hero, Bryce Brooks. Bryce lost his life at just 16 years old while saving the lives of four strangers swept out to sea by the tide. In this emotional, inspirational, and extremely powerful interview, we delve into the depths of Shivy's heart, exploring his perspective on loss, love, and legacy. We honor Bryce as the hero he is and discuss how the time to act and build is now because black boys and black people are quickly forgotten. The Brooks family's grief is unimaginable, but they remain strong in their commitment to keeping Bryce's legacy alive. Their love for him is palpable, and their determination to ensure he is never forgotten is inspiring. This episode is a tribute to a young man whose selflessness and bravery will never be forgotten, as well as a love letter to all of our black children. Bryce's legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Please support Bryce and his family in their efforts to create better education and instruction around black people and swimming. You can do so by donating to the Bryce Brooks GoFundMe (Click Here) or visiting the soon-to-launch Brycebrooksfoundation (Click Here) Follow us on Instagram @while_black, Twitter @whileblackpc, and Facebook @whileblackpodcast. And be sure to engage with our guests and learn more about their amazing stories.
4/28/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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Building Generational Wealth in the Black Community with Benaisha Poole Watson

On this episode of While Black podcast, we sit down with Benaisha Poole Watson, a true trailblazer in the world of real estate and banking. With over 20 years of experience in real estate investing and an average of 400 homes sold per year, Benaisha is a force to be reckoned with. She is the sole owner of Prime One Lending Group/Prime One Home Loans, a Direct Lending Mortgage Bank approved by Fannie Mae and serving every state except NY. In addition to her success in the mortgage industry, Benaisha is the owner of The Bailey Watson Real Estate Group, with over 200 real estate agents working on her team nationwide from LA to NY. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of investing in the Black community and how Benaisha's experiences and success have contributed to this mission. We delved into the various facets of wealth building and the power of owning a bank, as well as Benaisha's journey as a Board Member of the National Mortgage Alliance. She also shared insights on the keys to her success in the highly competitive world of real estate, and how she has built and developed over 20 custom home properties from 2018-2020. With accolades such as being named the #2 Realtor in Dallas TX, #19 in the State of Texas, Top 100 Real Estate Agent in the United States of America, and Top 1% in the Nation, Benaisha's story is one of determination, hard work, and unparalleled success. Tune in to this episode of While Black podcast to hear her inspiring journey and gain valuable insights on building wealth and success in the real estate and banking industries. Don't miss out on the latest episodes of While Black! Follow us on Instagram @while_black, Twitter @whileblackpc, and Facebook @whileblackpodcast. And be sure to engage with our guests and learn more about their amazing work.
4/21/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tracing Your Roots: An Inside Look at African Ancestry with Dr. Gina Paige

Join us on this week's episode of While Black as we dive deep into the world of ancestry and DNA testing with the incredible Dr. Gina Paige, founder and president of African Ancestry. In this enlightening and entertaining conversation, we explore the importance of DNA testing and the impact it can have on our understanding of ourselves and our ancestors. Not only do we learn about Dr. Paige's journey in building African Ancestry into the leading DNA testing company for people of African descent, but we also gain a greater appreciation for the power of DNA in tracing our lineage and discovering our roots. Dr. Paige shares her insights on the differences between African Ancestry and other DNA testing companies and why it's essential to choose the right one. This is a fun-filled episode that is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the power of ancestry and the importance of knowing where you come from. So tune in and engage with us, and don't forget to follow Dr. Paige and African Ancestry to continue your own journey of discovery. Don't miss out on the latest episodes of While Black! Follow us on Instagram @while_black, Twitter @whileblackpc, and Facebook @whileblackpodcast. And be sure to engage with our guests and learn more about their amazing work.
4/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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Breaking Barriers and Blazing Trails: Launching a Cannabis Business with Lorenzo McFadden

In this episode of the While Black Podcast, we sit down with Lorenzo Mcfadden, a trailblazer in the cannabis industry, as he launches his new business. We delve into the challenges he has faced in raising capital, navigating the complex regulations, and overcoming the obstacles that come with launching a cannabis business. Join us as we explore the intricacies of the cannabis industry and how Lorenzo is paving the way for other black entrepreneurs to succeed in this emerging market. Learn about the regulatory hurdles, the social stigma, and the economic implications of the cannabis industry and how Lorenzo is using his experience to create positive change in the community. Tune in for an eye-opening conversation that will leave you inspired and informed about the power of perseverance, determination, and innovation in the face of adversity.
4/12/202356 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tracing Your Roots: An Inside Look at African Ancestry with Dr. Gina Paige Co-Founder and President

Join us on this week's episode of While Black as we dive deep into the world of ancestry and DNA testing with the incredible Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder and president of African Ancestry. In this enlightening and entertaining conversation, we explore the importance of DNA testing and the impact it can have on our understanding of ourselves and our ancestors. Not only do we learn about Dr. Paige's journey in building African Ancestry into the leading DNA testing company for people of African descent, but we also gain a greater appreciation for the power of DNA in tracing our lineage and discovering our roots. Dr. Paige shares her insights on the differences between African Ancestry and other DNA testing companies and why it's essential to choose the right one. (Hint Hint: You know what to do - African Ancestry all the way) This is a fun-filled episode that is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the power of ancestry and the importance of knowing where you come from. So tune in and engage with us, and don't forget to follow Dr. Paige and African Ancestry to continue your own journey of discovery. Don't miss out on the latest episodes of While Black! Follow us on Instagram @while_black, Twitter @whileblackpc, and Facebook @whileblackpodcast. And be sure to engage with our guests and learn more about their amazing work.
4/6/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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Big Cannabis(ness) w/ Lorenzo McFadden

In this episode of the While Black Podcast, we sit down with Lorenzo Mcfadden, a trailblazer in the cannabis industry and cofounder of Prowess Cannabis LLC. We delve into the challenges he has faced in raising capital, navigating the complex regulations, and overcoming the obstacles that come with launching a cannabis business. Join us as we explore the intricacies of the cannabis industry and how Lorenzo is paving the way for other black entrepreneurs to succeed in this emerging market. Learn about the regulatory hurdles, the social stigma, and the economic implications of the cannabis industry and how Lorenzo is using his experience to create positive change in the community. Tune in for an eye-opening conversation that will leave you inspired and informed about the power of perseverance, determination, and innovation in the face of adversity. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
3/31/202356 minutes, 19 seconds
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Acceptance Without Judgement w/Kerra Bolton

This is a soft and absolutley beautiful episode and it feel like a warm embrace stuffed with love, attention, and caring.  Im also willing to bet its what so many you need right now as you wrestle with the ideas, trauma, and insecurities floating in your mind. Our guest Kerra Bolton has earned through her own stresses and life moments the right to accept herself fully while not judging the moments she finds herself in.  It is a freeing episode that you will be made better by listening to. When you finish please make sure to share it with a friend who will benefit from the warmth radiating from her words and don't forget to engage with the amazing Kerra on her IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
3/24/202348 minutes, 18 seconds
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Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport w/ Atima Omara

Get in the game and make some plays - that needs to be our mantra as it pertains to the political spectrum and no one will create better way for us than us.  On this episode Atima Omara provides a narrative full of information and inspiration supporting you in taking the action needed to create better for each of us. Named to Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” and Jet Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, Atima founded  Omara Strategy Group, as President & Chief Strategist she offers political and advocacy consulting services to progressive candidates and organizations that center women,  people of color and other historically marginalized groups in their mission and work.  Listen, React, and Share then go engage with Atima on social: Twitter Instagram Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
3/17/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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How To: A Creators Guide w/Ashley Dixon

Social media has created so much negative but also so much positive, and on this episode, we chat with a guest who took full advantage of what social media has to offer.   Ashley Dixon is a full-time creator and the founder of Alexander Renee Design who, through her social media pages and brand partnerships, has earned big-time dollars.  This episode is about what it takes to get behind your dreams and push them into reality.  She provides her personal insight into the ups and downs of a creator's life, the pressures of business, and the dollars you can earn. After the episode, make sure you tap into the spaces and resources Ashley makes available to everyone. Visit her Instagram here Engage on her website Join The waitlist for her upcoming free class - here Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
3/9/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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Deeper Level Understanding - Race and Privilege w/ Dr Brian Lowery

One of our most powerful, if not the most powerful, episode to date.  Our guest Dr Brian Lowery is a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford School of Business, a social psychologist, the author of a new book entitled "Selfless: The Social Creation of You or Social Construction of you" and the host of the PRX podcast, Know What You See.  He has a perspective on race and whiteness that will challenge and expand you.  Open up and pay attention to this episode. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
3/3/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 33 seconds
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Claim Your Seat at Any Table w/Bimma Williams of Claima

What is stopping you from claiming a seat at the table of your choosing or creating your own table should that be your preference.  In so many cases the answer is simple - Us! it If you are a dreamer, and lets be honest, which of us is not, then this episode is for you.  Our guest is a builder, dreamer, achiever and amazingly dope individual by the name of Bimma Williams.  Bimma identified somethings missing in his world early and has spent every day since filling in the gaps for himself and for us--- he has literally created a business, agency, and podcast around helping us fill our voids and tell our stories outloud. Listen, React, and Share then go engage with Bimma here and his Agency Claima  here Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
2/24/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fear-Less w/Eldredge Washington

There aint much we like more than someone unafraid to try, unafraid to fail forward, and unafraid to win...except for someone who is willing to do all of that and then inspire you to do the same.  That is exactly what is happening in this amazing episode featuring a good friend of Vince's by the name of Eldredge Washington. Eldredge is a renaisance man who has his hands in community organizing, activism, entrepreneurship, and has the podcast/media word in a chokehold.  After all that, the brother has nuggets of information galore. You absolutely cannot miss this episode and please share it with those in your world who need to be inspired. Listen, React, and Share then go engage with Eldredge and the team here Make sure to engage with Earthquake here. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
2/17/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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More Than Legendary w/Earthquake

Simply put, Comedian Earthquake is hilarious.  He is beyond funny!  He is Legendary, just like the name of his praiseworthy Netflix special.  But how much do you know about the man Earthquake and all of his complexities, experiences, and prolific advice?  Well, that is what you will get in this episode - You will laugh, you may shed a tear, and you will undoubtedly learn.  Dig in now!!! Listen, React, and Share!! Make sure to engage with Earthquake here. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
2/10/202347 minutes, 59 seconds
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Black Media's Impact w Alfred Edmond Jr of Black Enterprise

Black Media is a powerful tool and plays a major role in our success, how the world sees us, and how we see ourselves.  Throughout history, its face has changed, but its role has been consistent.  Dive in and listen to Alfred Edmond, SVP and Editor at Large for Black Enterprise, as he teaches and preaches about the power, the influence, and the just due of black media.  Don't slack here because he also has some powerful and inspirational words for you.  It's an all-around strong episode.  Listen and share it! Make sure to engage with Alfred here.  Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
2/2/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Yes, We Swim w/Howard Swim Coach Nicholas Askew

Black folks don't swim.  We have all heard it, and most of us have said it, but historically is it true, and if it is true, why do you think that is?  This episode with Nick Askew, Howards Hall of Fame Swim, Dive, and Tennis coach, will enlighten you from start to finish on our real history of swimming while black and how we have been systematically pulled "out of the water." Dig in! Make sure to engage with Coach Howard and the Howard Swim Team on Instagram Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
1/26/20231 hour, 52 seconds
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A "Lens" On Police Brutality w/ Mbye Njie

There has been civil unrest, a riot, or a massacre due to police action in every century since at least 1890, and in most, if not all centuries, there have been multiple.  This fact has not changed in all this time, but what has changed is that today almost every citizen has a camera on them at all times and can catch the horrible events happening.  But what if your phone were much more than a camera?  What if it were the bill of rights, a list of the applicable laws, your own personal videographer or reporter, and live action attorney ensuring that no traffic stop or interaction with the police was ever the same?  Well, that is exactly what your phone is today, thanks to the Legal Equalizer app. Today we have the Legal Equalizer app founder and CEO, Mbye Nije, in the chair as he breaks down the facts and figures of police brutality and talks in-depth about many of the solutions. This episode is not to be missed. Make sure to engage with Mbye at the Legal Equalizer App Website  (https://www.legaleqapp.com) Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group  
1/20/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Who You Calling A B!&$# w/Shanita Hubbard

Today's episode is a scorcher, and at the same time, it's filled with a perspective that we all need to hear. So consider this: is the idea of a ride-or-die chick even fair? Is ride or die the standard, and if it is, then id ask if it should be.  Our guest today, Shanita Hubbard, lays out information about feminism and carefully delivers her message against the backdrop of hip-hop as a lifestyle.  Make sure to grab her book Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well Being of Black Women. Tune in, turn it up loud, and gain some perspective.
1/13/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bonus: Sex Liberation and Unfiltered Conversations - Monuments To Me Podcast w/Cocktales Dirty Discussions Podcast

While Black kicks off our new year this week on Thursday but in the meantime, we wanted to share another episode from our sister show on REVOLT TV - Monuments To Me.  Enjoy this conversation and make sure to check them out wherever you listen to podcasts Today’s episode of the Monuments to Me is going to be a spicy one. We’re joined by none other than Medinah Monroe and Kiki Said So, the brilliant, bright, and funny duo behind the Cocktales: Dirty Discussions podcast.  Medinah and Kiki are removing the thin, laced veil between dating for purpose and dating for pleasure. They talk about sex in a completely unfiltered way that paves the way for liberation, full expression, and allowance to ask for what you want. They share their thoughts on body counts (and what society might deem as a “respectful” number), the biggest misconceptions on sex from a female perspective, how to up your sex game, and how to take your dating beyond pleasure.  This episode removes all the stigmas around sex, so join Medinah and Kiki for this fun and oh-so-intimate discussion and learn how you can spice your sex life up unapologetically. To learn more about our hosts and guest, make sure you check out their Instagram pages. And please email the show at [email protected]
1/9/202350 minutes, 33 seconds
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BONUS: Welcome To Monuments To Me Podcast - Unpacking and Understanding Fibroids

While on season break we wanted to share an episode from our sister podcast and REVOLT original Monuments To Me.  Only a few episodes ago we introduce you to and interviewed the hosts of Monuments, and now we want you to hear a full episode.  Please listen, like, leave a review, and most of all SHARE this with your people.   Welcome to Monuments To Me a protected space from black women and featuring black women. In today’s episode of the Monuments to Me podcast, Akilah and Tyi speak with Ashley Gardner and Tanika Valburn about fibroids. This is an important conversation for women everywhere, whether you’re new to the term fibroids or have heard it before and are unsure of what it means. This is an incredibly important conversation to educate and support you in becoming your best health advocate. So tune in, take notes, and get ready to learn from these inspirational women. To learn more about our hosts and guest, make sure you check out their Instagram pages. Tyi @tyi.mccray Akilah @akilahffriend Ashley @growingwiththegardners Tanika @wecanwearwhite And please email the show at [email protected]
12/30/202259 minutes, 32 seconds
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Season Break Rewind w/David Banner - Paradigm Shift w/David Banner

During our Holiday Break, we are re-releasing some of our favorite episodes.  Dig in and enjoy this super dope episode from actor, rapper, and educator David Banner.  This is an easy favorite for us - Dig in!!! David Banner blesses this episode of While Black and delivers in full and as expected.  We sit and talk with him about everything from his mom and childhood;  superman and slavery, Atlanta to Mississippi, and of course politics.  He hits the ground running and delivers very-needed information. If you know Banner at all, then you know what kind of episode this is. Make sure to go and follow Mr Banner in all that he does and please go follow his podcast The David Banner Podcast.  IG: @davidbannerlikespictures; website: www.davidbanner.com Don’t forget get social with While Black  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices.  Make sure to go and follow Mr Banner in all that he does and please go follow his podcast The David Banner Podcast.  IG: @davidbannerlikespictures; website: www.davidbanner.com Don’t forget get social with While Black  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]
12/19/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 16 seconds
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This Is GOD Food - Nutrition w/Robin Allen

The perfect episode to drop before we walk into the eating season.  Remember, we are eating to live and not living to eat.  Our guest today, Robin Allen, breaks down and makes plain everything you need to know to eat for health and to live your best life.  She calls out that food is medicine and shares much needed information.  Share this episode with your entire network and really soak up what she lays out. Special treat for our Patreon Community in a more up close chat with Robin as she talks this vs. that, and we will be releasing an additional follow-up with her to dive into her story and her best recommendations when eating to live and being the best version of self.  Join us at (Patreon.com/whileblack) Make sure to engage with Robin by checking her IG at nessynutri or her website at (https://www.necessaryvitamind.com/black/) Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
11/18/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Impact of Eminent Domain w/Winfield Murray

Eminent Domain is one of those concepts that so many of us don't quite understand, yet it has impacted our culture and community in severe ways since the 1800's.  Dig into this episode and learn more about the history of eminent domain and the ways it is still hurting us now. Make sure you join our Patreon community for other dope content and benefits, including exclusive access to the video for this episode. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
11/11/20221 hour, 5 seconds
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BronzeLens - A Place For Creators w/ Kathleen Bertrand

Creators and the creation industry is on the rise, and right along with it come places to celebrate the creators who change the shape of the culture.  The BronzeLens Film Festival is leading the way in that celebration. In today's episode, BronzeLens founder Kathleen Bertrand sits with us to discuss why this space is so important. Get closer to and engage with Kathleen and her work at BronzeLens by clicking HERE Make sure you join our Patreon community for other dope content and benefits, including exclusive access to the video for this episode. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
11/4/202252 minutes, 7 seconds
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Teach Me How To Politic w/ A'shanti Gholar

Have you ever considered leaping into politics..have you ever considered stepping inside the system to help change it from the inside out...If you have or if you know someone who needs to do just that - then this episode is for you. Today we sit down with A'shanti Gholar, the first black President of Emerge (an organization dedicated to preparing democratic women for public office) and the host of The Black Girls Guide To Politics, as she breaks down how her organization is helping to change the American political landscape forever. Listen up, get dialed in, and push for the change you need to see on your block, in your community, and throughout your world. Get closer to and engage with A'shanti, her work at Engage, and her podcast, The Brown Girls Guide To Politics, by clicking HERE Make sure you join our Patreon community for other dope content and benefits, including exclusive access to the video for this episode. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group 
10/28/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Governor's Seat w/ Stacey Abrams

Our guest today, Stacey Abrams, is running for Governor of Georgia, and stands to make history as the first black female Governor in our country's history.  That is a big deal, and I can't lie - I WANT TO SEE HER WIN!  This episode is a peak behind the curtain of who Stacey is, what she wants for us as a community, and why the office of the Governor is so critically important.  It's also just really good to see her in a safe space for her and all of us. TIP if you don't want to hear my personal intro (you know you wanna hear it tho) then skip to minute mark 13:20 and hear what Leader Abrams has to say. Please support Stacey and the campaign with your attention, your dollars, and your vote.  Visit her campaign website to learn more. Make sure you join our Patreon community for other dope benefits, including exclusive access to the video for this episode. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
10/20/202238 minutes, 8 seconds
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We Want To Talk to YOU - See you on Patreon!

Family, we have launched our Patreon account, and we want you there.  Patreon picks up where our episodes stop and bring you extra behind-the-scenes information as well as content developed exclusively for Patreon.   One of the best parts is that we are just getting started and I'm meeting personally with everyone who is joining the community (If you have joined already then make sure to check your messages because I'm waiting to hear back from a few of you all) Become a part of the community and get access to guest-centric video from all of our episodes as well as access to While Black Behind The Podcast, our new video content series bringing the guests and I (some from the podcast and some not featured on the podcast) directly into your living room. What I am most excited about is the opportunity Patreon presents for you and me to dialog and build together...help us select new episodes, hone in on the guests you need to hear from, and I'm making room to highlight and interview the dopest of you!!!!   See below for full benefits, but we want to see you there. Includes Discord benefits ✊🏾 2 x Monthly Bonus Podcast Episodes (Extended interviews, “Video from episodes, Extra rambles and rants from Vince) ✊🏾 Members Only Monthly Livestream + Q&A ✊🏾 Exclusive "While Black: Behind the Podcast" Series ✊🏾 Video Versions of While Black Podcast Episodes ✊🏾 Access to “While Black” Chat Community on Discord ✊🏾 Exclusive Voting Power (help pick podcast topics & more) ✊🏾 Discord Conversation Link up with us at Patreon.com/whileblack Peace Update Description
10/17/20223 minutes, 6 seconds
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My Life, My Struggle, My Success Part 2 w/ Dawn Montgomery

THIS IS PART 2 OF DAWN'S AMAZING JOURNEY - IF YOU HAVE NOT LISTENED, PLEASE GO BACK AND LISTEN TO LAST WEEK'S PART 1 EPISODE FIRST. Dawns story is heartbreakingly sad in places, but at the same time the joy she holds inside is infectious.  Her story is one of trauma and confusion but it is also filled with support, community, and love.  Dawn suffers from bipolar disorder and just like so many of our brothers and sisters it is a battle that is fought daily.  Tune in to learn what the struggle can look like.  Take from her story the lessons that support you and your betterment. Join our Patreon community - we are working on a behind-the-podcast episode focused on mental health and wellness. I already know how impactful it will be. The content and information shared in the community is there to make us all better. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
10/13/202253 minutes, 27 seconds
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This is My Life, My Struggle, My Success Part 1 w/Dawn Montgomery

Dawns story is heartbreakingly sad in places, but at the same time the joy she holds inside is infectious.  Her story is one of trauma and confusion but it is also filled with support, community, and love.  Dawn suffers from bipolar disorder and just like so many of our brothers and sisters it is a battle that is fought daily.  Tune in to learn what the struggle can look like.  Take from her story the lessons that support you and your betterment. Join our Patreon community - we are working on a behind-the-podcast episode focused on mental health and wellness. I already know how impactful it will be. The content and information shared in the community is there to make us all better. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
10/6/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Space For Black Women and Only For Black Women w/Akilah and Tyi From Monuments To Me Podcast

We LOVE Black Women and intentionally celebrate the platforms designed specifically for black women, which is why we shared space with the dope hosts of The REVOLT original Podcast Monuments To Me.  Tyi and Akilah hold needed conversations that are curated with black women in mind, and they make it look so damn easy.  This episode is hilarious and informative as hell, and you should absolutely run to check out the podcast Monuments To Me on REVOLT.  We discuss everything from why this space is important to our dreams for black women and our thoughts on how down for the cause you can be if you are married to a person from another race.... and Tyi shuts us all down about listening to R Kelly...Trust us...just don't do it. Make sure to tap into the conversation on Monuments on any podcast player and follow the hosts on their IG pages. Click here for Akilah and Click here for Tyi Join our Patreon community - we are working on some behind-the-scenes with the ladies of Monuments.  Find out why these spaces are critical and more about who each of the hosts are.  The content and information shared in the community is there to make us all better. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
9/30/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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Powering Through The (Chronic) Pain w/Jackson Dunbar

Chronic pain is a major issue for many black people in this country, and its treatment isn't as simple or fair as you think.  Racism, as it does in any other system, impacts our ability to seek and receive adequate or fair treatment.  Tune into this episode featuring successful entrepreneur and the author of Race Matters in Pain Medicine - Mr. Jackson Dunbar Esq Join our Patreon community, where the podcast experience gets even richer. The content and information shared in the community is there to make us all better. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
9/22/202245 minutes, 48 seconds
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Be Intrusive in Spaces That Are Not Inclusive w/Brandon Fleming

Your struggle is not your story. But, while it may be a root, it doesn't have to limit where your branches can grow and reach. Our guest exemplifies how unlimited our futures can be when we find access and embrace education.   Brandon Fleming, the founder of the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project, a world-class educator, and author of the best-selling book Miseducated, was once a kid who struggled to read, sought refuge in the streets, and attempted suicide as a relief mechanism. As he became a young man, he held on to his childhood ideals and ultimately became a college dropout...but sometimes all it takes is one person to stoke your internal flame and redirect you to your place of passion. That happened to Mr. Fleming; now, he lives inside his passion, serving others in the capacity he once sought to be served. This episode is one of the most inspirational hours in the While Black catalog, and it will motivate you to live ... live differently, live authentically, and live out loud. When you find your place...stand on it...let no one displace you. Plant yourself in a soil designed for the unique curve of your feet, and know that you are home. Engage Brandon and his work by hitting his website and by following The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project Instagram page or the website (Newly renamed Veritas School of Social Sciences).  Join our Patreon community, where the podcast experience gets even richer. The content and information shared in the community is there to make us all better. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
9/16/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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Black Banks, Black Business, and Support w/Ryan Wilson of Greenwood Bank and The Gathering Spot

Supporting black should be the norm, not the exception.  The normalization of supporting black needs to be so significant that when, on the off chance we don't, we feel some kind of way about it.  That is what this episode is about. Tap in as we delve into why black banks, and specifically Greenwood bank, are so important and how intentional we MUST be if we are going to create the world we say we want.  The mission requires sacrifice and inconvenience at times...are you really down for the cause???? If you are, then prove it. Engage Ryan and his work by checking in over at The Gathering Spot or by opening an account and banking black at Greenwood Bank Come join our Patreon community, where the podcast experience gets even more rich. The content and information shared in the community is there to make us all better. (Patreon.com/whileblack). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
9/8/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 42 seconds
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Know Your Rights & Save Your Life w/Shawn Mac

Family tune in to part 2 of our deeply needed episode with Mac.  This episode is focused on nothing but understanding your rights as you interact with the police and Mac delivers life-saving information.  We talk about our rights when dealing with the police, and we go deep into the situations you may find yourself in.  Please share this episode with the people that you care about. The episode is made better by joining our new Patreon family (Patreon.com/whileblack).  The benefits are rich and will be enriched even more by the upcoming release of behind-the-scenes videos (from the gun range) featuring Mac with other military/law enforcement folks giving gun safety direction, discussing the importance of black women and weapons, plus giving us needed information on the 2nd amendment. Join our Patreon community to get this and more exclusive content, all designed to enrich the podcast listening experience and make us all better.- "We Gon Be Alright". Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
9/1/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why You Need To Become a Part of Our Patreon Family!!!

Family, we have launched our Patreon account, and we want you there.  Patreon picks up where our episodes stop and bring you extra behind-the-scenes information as well as content developed exclusively for Patreon.    Become a part of the community and get access to guest-centric video from all of our episodes as well as access to While Black Behind The Podcast, our new video content series bringing the guests and I (some from the podcast and some not featured on the podcast) directly into your living room. What I am most excited about is the opportunity Patreon presents for you and me to dialog and build together...help us select new episodes, hone in on the guests you need to hear from, and I'm making room to highlight and interview the dopest of you!!!!   See below for full benefits, but we want to see you there. Includes Discord benefits ✊🏾 2 x Monthly Bonus Podcast Episodes (Extended interviews, “How To While Black…” segments, “Enrich The People” segments & more) ✊🏾 Members Only Monthly Livestream + Q&A ✊🏾 Exclusive "While Black: Behind the Podcast" Series ✊🏾 Video Versions of While Black Podcast Episodes ✊🏾 Access to “While Black” Chat Community on Discord ✊🏾 Exclusive Voting Power (help pick podcast topics & more) ✊🏾 Discord Conversation Link up with us at Patreon.com/whileblack Peace
8/29/20221 minute, 38 seconds
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The Politics of Policing w/ Former Federal Agent Turned Civil Rights Attorney Shawn Mac

This episode will save lives and should be shared with your loved ones.  It is that important! This amazing two-part episode features the powerful Shawn Mac a former federal agent turned civil rights attorney.   Mac gives a no-nonsense perspective on the state of policing and shares the  same advice he gives to his children and family to help them survive police encounters.  I'm serious, this two-part series will bless you with the information needed for you and your loved ones to come home alive after a police engagement.  The episode is made better by joining our new Patreon family (Patreon.com/whileblack).  The benefits are rich and will be enriched even more by the upcoming release of behind-the-scenes videos (from the gun range) featuring Mac with other military/law enforcement folks giving gun safety direction, discussing the importance of black women and weapons, plus giving us needed information on the 2nd amendment. Join our Patreon community to get this and more exclusive content, all designed to enrich the podcast listening experience and make us all better.- "We Gon Be Alright". Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
8/25/202253 minutes, 19 seconds
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Black Liberation w/Attorney Ben Crump

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! It's a new chapter, and we are excited to be part of the REVOLT Podcast Network.  In addition, today, we are celebrating our launch on Patreon.  Be one of the first to join our community and gain access to new and exclusive content/tools designed to make us all better.  Join at Patreon.com/Whileblack Our first episode on REVOLT is a powerful one.  There are few people who have been as central to the current fight for social justice as Attorney Ben Crump.  He has represented the families of some of the most well-known police brutality cases in history, including Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, and during our conversation, he chats about each.    However, the conversation doesn't stop there - Ben digs in on a range of topics, including the problem he sees as more significant than police brutality, his views on voting and the importance of jury duty, and how he manages his own mental wellness as he fights for equality and justice.  Brother Ben also let us in on something else he and his team are working on - a new music venture (Tenacious Dawgs Music) where they are focused on sharing information and inspiration through music. (Stick around at the end of the episode for a listen) Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group
8/18/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 25 seconds
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Introducing History is US

Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Originals that asks questions about who we are as a nation, and what race might reveal about our current crisis. Through the voices of distinguished historians and scholars, this limited series gives listeners the background and education to understand how we got here and how we can all use history to clarify the choices before us. There will always be something distinct about our present day, yet history haunts. “History is US” is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham Studio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20224 minutes, 16 seconds
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Postpartum Depression: A No Nonsense Episode w/Sasha Nicole

No catchy opening or description - This topic is simply too important to waste time. This illness is dangerous and needs to be talked about and taught about. It impacts far too many women which means the percentage of black women is even worse. Take the time to listen and hear our guest, Ms. Sasha Nicole, as she shares her experience and what she is doing to change our postpartum experience. If you are an expecting mother, know an expecting mother, or plan to one day become a mother - please take this one seriously. Go get closer to Sahsa Nicole and her work on her websites Fearless Nfluence and Partum Evolution and IG page. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Advantage In Advocacy w/Dr Nicole Rochester

If there is one thing that I can promise, it is that at some point in your life, either you or someone you love will be faced with a major medical situation and if you haven't been there yet --- just wait. When you find yourself in that stressful, emotional, and unfamiliar situation, having someone on your team focused on your needs is key to an improved outcome. That is where Dr Nicole Rochester, founder of Your G.P.S. Doc comes in to play. If you are human and love anyone (including yourself), this episode requires listening....do yourself a favor and dig in. Go get closer to Dr Nicole and her work on her website and IG page. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202255 minutes, 54 seconds
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Magnificent Minds w/Future Spelman College Women

Last week the fellas had the floor, but this week it's all about the Significant Sisters of Spelman College, and they handled some difficult topics with ease. If you need an injection of hope that the future is secure, this episode is the only way to go. Please tune in and be lifted by Sydnee Coggins (Rising Jr.), Onna Geddie (Rising Sr), and Alexis Dickerson (Graduating Sr) . Please follow the hyperlink embedded in their names above to learn more about these sisters. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Powerful Perspective w/Future Men of Morehouse

If our future is in the hands of the brilliant young men of Morehouse College, then our future is secure. If you don't believe me, just hit play. Ride with us as we surf topic after topic with today's amazing guests, Morehouse College seniors Jay Davis (graduating) and Trenaj Mongo (rising). These young brothers flow effortlessly across fun and difficult topics ranging from prison education to homosexuality in the black community to HBCU's vs PWI's. You will not want to miss this one!!! We are building hope in our future by investing in theirs!!!! Please follow the hyperlink embedded in their names above to learn more about these brothers. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202256 minutes, 34 seconds
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Faith Based Success w/Joshua Dubois

Success is not dependent upon your position as head of the class, nor is it singularly related to being voted most likely to succeed. In fact, you can create significant success without a far-reaching vision - But you do have to dream and believe, and you do have to be willing to do what most won't. That was the not-so-secret trick that our guest today, Former Obama White House Official and current CEO of Values Partnerships and Gauge, knew and practiced. He found success despite not being the most prolific performer in school and not being the biggest visionary to dream a dream. That fact is what makes today's episode so powerful. Joshua has a message for those who don't wake up every day feeling like the world is their oyster. Today's episode is powerful, so please tune in and let Joshua help guide you to your gift. To learn more about Values Partnerships or Gauge please follow the hyperlink or visit Joshua's website at https://joshuadubois.com/ Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Disrupting the US Prison System (Part 2) - A Panel Discussion

How do we change the criminal legal system for the better? We do it standing with, beside, and behind folks like Ilham Askia and Sarah Higinbotham as they charge up the hill and fight battles that we can't afford to lose. We do it by supporting the public defenders who represent 80% of the people fighting for freedom in the system. We do it by providing powerful education to system impacted folks. We do it by exposing the problems, operating in empathy, and remaining diligent to the cause. We do it together and expectant of positive change. Today's hyper-dynamic episode was designed by While Black friend and past guest Winfield Murray and features two women dedicated to the space of criminal legal reform. TRUST ME when I say they laid this episode out. You will be made better by listening.... it was so good we decided to make it a two part episode. Please listen closely to Ilham Askia of Gideons Promise and Sarah Higinbotham of Common Good Atlanta as they lay out perspectives, problems, and solutions that will challenge your ability to remain idle. To learn more on Gideons Promise please follow the hyperlink or visit their website at https://www.gideonspromise.org/ To learn more on Common Good Atlanta please follow the hyperlink or visit their website at https://commongoodatlanta.com/ PLEASE REMEMBER TO DONATE!!!!!! Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202251 minutes, 48 seconds
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Disrupting the US Prison System - A Panel Discussion

How do we change the criminal legal system for the better? We do it standing with, beside, and behind folks like Ilham Askia and Sarah Higinbotham as they charge up the hill and fight battles that we can't afford to lose. We do it by supporting the public defenders who represent 80% of the people fighting for freedom in the system. We do it by providing powerful education to system impacted folks. We do it by exposing the problems, operating in empathy, and remaining diligent to the cause. We do it together and expectant of positive change. Today's hyper-dynamic episode was designed by While Black friend and past guest Winfield Murray and features two women dedicated to the space of criminal legal reform. TRUST ME when I say they laid this episode out. You will be made better by listening.... it was so good we decided to make it a two part episode. Please listen closely to Ilham Askia of Gideons Promise and Sarah Higinbotham of Common Good Atlanta as they lay out perspectives, problems, and solutions that will challenge your ability to remain idle. To learn more on Gideons Promise please follow the hyperlink or visit their website at https://www.gideonspromise.org/ To learn more on Common Good Atlanta please follow the hyperlink or visit their website at https://commongoodatlanta.com/ PLEASE REMEMBER TO DONATE!!!!!! Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202249 minutes, 11 seconds
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Well Read Black Girl w/ Glory Edim

If you want to hide something from black folks then put it in a book...Well, today thanks to so many amazing folks including today's guest, Ms. Glory Edim, that is no longer the case. So much power comes from telling our stories and reading them in a book that we should dedicate some of our daily time to reading and learning. Today we go deep into books, and stories, and be a better version of ourselves. Pay close attention to this one and get to know Glory at her website - (https://www.wellreadblackgirl.com/). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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Higher Level Healing w/Zuri Walker

The good news is that going from where we are to where we want to be is achievable if you are willing to do the work. The better news is that nothing can stop you unless you allow it to - not corporate America, not racial bias, not society. Today our dynamic guest, Zuri Walker, builds on last week's episode by providing us with the motivation and the inspiration to begin our journey. After listening to Zuri inspire for a full hour, I can't see a world where you are not made better. Pay close attention to this one and get to know Zuri at her website - (https://www.zuriwalker.com/) or on her IG page. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/20221 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Surviving Corporate America w/Kym Ali

Surviving corporate America is best done with a dope friend group, some amazing stress management skills, and healthy doses of trained/professional help. Corporate can tear you apart and in many cases we help by believing that what we experience is normal or even a requirement for "the big bucks". If you are not careful our work lives can tear apart our entire lives and in some cases even end it. Our guest this week, Kym Ali, has a story that will change your perception on how corporate America can impact your health and life. In Kym's case she experienced mental and physical impacts including heart attack that almost took her out. Thankfully, that wasn't the end of her story as a matter of fact in some ways it was the beginning and led to this amazing episode. Pay close attention to this one and get to know Kym at her website - Kym Ali Consulting Firm (https://www.kymali.com/). Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202258 minutes, 32 seconds
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Black Nerds Are Way More Than Pencil Protectors w/William & Omar

A high energy episode delving in the world of anime, cosplay (did I spell that right) and everything black nerd.  Our guests and authors of Black Nerd Problems, William Evans and Omar Holmon, deliver a hilariously enlightening introduction to a world we knew nothing about.  Black folks are not a monolith and you owe it to yourself to dig in and learn from the dope brothers.   Get deeper with them by visiting their IG page  (Blacknerdproblems) Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Introducing "Power: Don King"

This is a preview of Power: Don King. Don King rose from a life of hardship and crime to become the most successful boxing promoter the sport has ever seen—the first Black man to do so. It was his own American Dream. Don’s flamboyant appearance, dizzying wit, and commanding personality made him a star in and out of the ring, as did his promotion of greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and even America’s musical dynasty, the Jacksons. But his less than honest exploits? They made him legendary. Don King may have taken advantage of his fighters and burned a lot of bridges, but he always seemed to find another. Power: Don King, the third installment of Somethin’ Else’s Power series tells the story of one of entertainment’s most controversial figures. Hosted by Panama Jackson, this season asks: What does it take to get to the top and stay there in a sport famed for money and excess? Listen and follow wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202211 minutes, 51 seconds
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Overcoming Fear and Investing in Disruption w/Alexys Feaster

Creating the change we want to see around us can be a scary thing, but once you move past the fear and invest in self your ability to disrupt the status quo becomes your superpower. On this episode, we sit down with Alexys Feaster, Founder of The Kinship Advisors, as she discusses overcoming personal fear and stepping into her success position. Stepping out of fear allowed Alexys to create The Kinship Advisors an organization dedicated to supporting others build their social dreams. This is the perfect episode to move you from where you are to where you want to be. To learn more about the work Alexys is doing please visit her Website (https://thekinshipadvisors.com/) or engage with her on IG @alexysthegreat Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stolen Land w/Jillian Hishaw

In the early 1900's black folks collectively owned about 20 million acres of land in the US and today we own less than 4%. Why is this the case should be your primary question. The answer is simple - Systematic land theft and its been a problem since we earned our 'freedom" On this episode we sit down with Jillian Hishaw, an expert in the problem of systematic land theft, and listen as she breaks down the how and the why but also provides context on how big of a problem it still is today. To learn more about the work Jillian is doing please visit her WEBSITE or engage with her on social media - IG Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202256 minutes, 46 seconds
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Student Debt Liberation w/ Mark Brown of The Student Freedom Initiative

Education and specifically higher education (while not the only way) has a direct link to closing the wealth gap. This means the opportunity to advance our education at every level is critical and something the entirety of Black America should be focused on. Billionaire Robert Smith had the issue of access and funding for higher education squarely in his sights that day on Morehouse campus when he agreed to shoulder the student loan debt of 400+ graduates that day, but more importantly the idea for the Student Freedom Initiative was born. What is the Student Freedom Initiative you may ask..... what I'll tell you is that it is an answer to the problem of how can I, he, she, and we afford college... it is a bridge over the troubled waters of financial inequity and it is the topic of todays episode. Mark Brown, executive director of The Student Freedom Initiative, joins us to talk the the need, the problem, and the solutions. His organization is equipped to support us while it teaches us how to pay forward the beautiful gift of a college education. To learn more about The Student Freedom Initiative please visit their WEBSITE. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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Breaking into Tech & Wealth w/ Alexandra Holien of ADA Developers

The tech industry not only needs more black and brown folks but it is also creating pathways toward significant income and wealth for those who break in. On this episode we sit with Alexandra Holien, Deputy Director of ADA Developers, as she provides context on the what, why, when, and how of breaking into tech. She takes care to show you how to get the right education and experience for those truly interested in enriching their life position inside of this industry. She goes in detail with the programs and work options that ADA Developers offers to help folks change their position and trajectory. One call out - pay attention to the average income increase graduates of their program receive!!! If tech is for you....if coding is for you....or if you are even remotely interested in the industry then this is the episode for you. To learn more on Alexandra please feel free to reach out to her via email - HERE or go learn more about ADA Developers on their WEBSITE. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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Radically Embodied Healing w/Embodied Black Girl

Heal my brother! Heal my sister! Now here is how you get there. Our guest today, Thérèse Cator, is a mother and a healer and she is hyper targeted on black women (but hint hint black men you can learn something here as well). On this episode we a blessed to have time with Thérèse as she talks us through full body healing .... something different than we, at While Black, had experienced. Take your time to digest this one and allow yourself to be made better. Make sure to get closer to Thérèse and Embodied Black Girl on both the organizations website and her personal website. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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Race, Politics, and Civil War w/Keith Boykin

Has the fight about race reached its boiling point in this country? What is the solution for racial equity and how do we enact it? Just what in the hell is really happening here for black folks? CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and former white house aid Keith Boykin leads a conversation on positioning us for greatness in this country and you had better not miss this episode. Its 100% enlightening but also 40% scary...bc he is not afraid to be real about this county and what needs to happen before we find ourselves in the midst of CIVIL WAR To go a few levels deeper than we get on today's show make sure you go and purchased Keiths Book entitled "Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America" Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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From Well-Read Black Girl: Anita Hill on Advocacy and Writing

We're sharing a special preview of the new podcast, Well-Read Black Girl from Pushkin Industries. Well-Read Black Girl is the literary kickback you never knew you needed. Glory Edim, author and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl community, sits in deep, honest and close conversation with authors like Tarana Burke, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Acevedo and more. You’ll also meet book club members, literacy advocates, and Black booksellers to hear what they’re reading and what it means to be well-read. In this preview, Glory talks with lawyer and educator Anita Hill about her work to help gender-based violence victims and the process behind writing her new book. You can listen to Well-Read Black Girl at https://link.chtbl.com/whileblackwrbg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20227 minutes, 47 seconds
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What's Critical About Critical Race Theory w/Winfield Murray

Critical Race Theory isn't a new topic but it sure has become a divisive one. Winfield Murray, an expert on the topic, sits with us today and lays out the truth about what critical race theory is, what it isnt, and why its important. Winfield does a hell of a job of detailing how CRT impacts you in ways you probably don't realize...the CRT battle may be central to the classroom but its impacts are far and wide. Bonus - What do you know about Lake Lanier and the historic black town of Oscarville GA.... He breaks that down as well!!! This is one for the history books literally! Thank us later - PEACE Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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Self Care Is a Superpower w/Anana Harris Parris (Re-release)

In the name of prioritizing yourself and you self care in 2022 we are re-releasing this powerful episode with Anana Harris Parris. Last week was all about the men but this week is all about black women!!!! Self Care is an act of revolution an act of social justice and a first step in creating radical change. In this episode, our SUPER DOPE guest Anana Harris Parris dives into actionable information supporting your ability to practice real self-care. This is hands down one of our most impactful and needed discussions and you will be blessed by listening. For more info on Anana or The Self Care Agency go interact with and follow at her website or her IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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Self Care For Black Men is a Team Sport w/ Dr Brian McGregor

Welcome back While Black Family. In our first episode of 2022 we wanted to stand for the brothers. We want to help each black man and every person who loves, stands for or supports black men to have the info in hand to make sure that WE ARE GOOD. Today Dr Brian McGregor takes time to layout what self care in black men can look like but he also provides tools and resources for each of us to do better in that area. How can we hold you down if we are not holding ourselves down? How can we partner with other black folks to build strong families, lead dynamic earth changing children, or build financial legacies if we lack nourishment and care of self. Tune in and get it all. Get it as a black man or get it for a black man and then make sure you share it with another. With love in 2022 - While Black WE BACK!!! Make sure you connect with Dr McGregor on his IG page. IG: @drbmcgregor or via email @[email protected] Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES: Email [email protected] to enquire about advertising on the podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20221 hour, 34 seconds
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Marital Goals (15 Lessons) w / Noble and Kim Evans

We are ending our season with a powerful and much-needed episode. (See you in January) In this continuation from last week's episode, Noble and Kim Evans deliver specific advice in the form of 15 lessons that any married couple needs in order to live a happy harmonious marriage. You owe yourself and your spouse all the benefits afforded by tuning in to this important episode. 15 Lessons Lesson 1 of 15: Setting The Tone: A Transparent Journey To Healing. Lesson 2 of 15: What works for your marriage may not work for another and vice versa Lesson 3 of 15: NOTHING and NO ONE comes before your spouse except GOD! Lesson 4 of 15: Be his energy instead of his enemy! Lesson 5 of 15: SUNDAY MORNING SEX Lesson 6 of 15: COVER YOUR WIFE, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR HOME. Lesson 7 of 15: GUT PUNCH!!! In Sickness and In Health - For Richer or For Poorer - Good Times and In Bad Lesson 8 of 15: BLENDED...IT'S GOD'S WILL Lesson 9 of 15: IF YOU’VE HAD AN ABORTION KEEP READING - THE SPIRIT OF MOLECH Lesson 10 of 15: STRONG BACKING Lesson 11 of 15: NOTHING CHANGES, IF NOTHING CHANGES! Lesson 12 of 15: ALL ACCESS PASS! Lesson 13 of 15: A MESSAGE TO THE BOSS WIVES, THE ALPHA FEMALES. Lesson 14 of 15: NEVER LEAVE YOUR PARTNER BEHIND...SECURE THE BAG TOGETHER! Lesson 15 of 15: TAKE MASSIVE ACTION AND GO TO WAR FOR YOUR MARRIAGE! NO EXCUSES/TAKE DIVORCE OFF THE TABLE! Make sure you connect with Kim and Noble on their brand new IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES: Email [email protected] to enquire about advertising on the podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Divorce Is Not An Option with Noble and Kim Evans

Marriage is the bedrock of the black community yet it's often left vulnerable to attack. The family is where we go to recharge and heal but if it doubles as a battleground then where do we rest and build for the battles awaiting us outside. Our guests today Noble and Kim have made it their purpose to strengthen black marriage. In part one (1) of this two (2) part episodes, you hear their dynamic story. It's full of ups and downs, stress and strife, but also victory and blessings. They talk openly about the moments life would beat down their marriage, but also the moments of reinforcement that allowed them to build back better through a blessed and ordained marriage. For those of you married, considering marriage, or considering a relationship this episode will deliver. Tune in. Make sure you connect with Kim and Noble on their brand new IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES: Email [email protected] to enquire about advertising on the podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20211 hour, 9 minutes
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Introducing Smoke Screen: The Sellout

While Black Family - We will continue our 4 part series featuring guests from small-town Mississippi next week. In the meantime, please enjoy a preview from an amazing podcast we think you will enjoy. Introducing Smoke Screen: The Sellout! Jose Huizar grew up in Boyle Heights – a working-class Latinx neighborhood in L.A. Eventually, he became their councilperson. He ran on promises of solidarity and community. And, for the most part, people trusted Huizar... until the day the FBI raided his home and offices, looking for evidence of corruption. The Feds would go on to say that Huizar led a criminal enterprise based in city hall. He stands accused of taking bribes from luxury developers as his constituents were displaced from their homes.  This season of Smoke Screen is a collaboration with grassroots media organization L.A. TACO. In this 9-part investigative series, journalist and host Mariah Castañeda investigates how Huizar got the power to do what he did, and how the community that raised him paid the price. Smoke Screen: The Sellout is available now wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes drop every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20219 minutes
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Content is King w/Kerwin Claiborne

If you ain't building content then what are you doing. Our guest today is internet comedian and stage performer Kerwin Claiborne and without a doubt his perspective is if you are not creating content then you are leaving the bag....and we all want the bag. Today Kerwin joins us to talk how he got started, what motivated him, what scared him, and how he overcame it all to amass millions of followers and the dollars that come from such a strong following. Most importantly Kerwin gives game on how you can follow his lead and grow both your brand and bank account. Part 2 of our small town Mississippi series (Vicksburg,MS) Make sure you follow Kerwin on his IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES : Email [email protected] to enquire about advertising on the podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202150 minutes, 30 seconds
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Take The Leap w/Elton Pope

Simply put - Get off your tail end and do it....build it...invest it....create it....GO NOW. Our guest today, Mr Elton Pope brought the funny to the state of Mississippi in a big way. Thirteen years ago he noticed a void in the state and realized that Mississippians needed the space to laugh. With that realization he took it upon himself to carve a path, build a business, and find the success he wanted to see. Elton didn't have experience in comedy but he had initiative. He didn't have contacts but he had passion. He didn't know how to do what needed to be done, but he figured it out. What are you thinking or dreaming about now that you haven't moved on? TODAY is the day - MOVE and Elton gives the inspiration needed to make it happen. The best time to take action on your idea was yesterday but the second best time is now!!! Make sure you engage with Elton and Carpe Diem on their website or if you are funny and ready to grow to the next level then hit Elton up directly at 601.709.7894 Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES : Email [email protected] to enquire about advertising on the podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202145 minutes, 49 seconds
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Redemption - Escaped Convict to Deacon w/ Bobby and Cheryl Love

From Jim Crow to juvie to a prison break Mr Bobby Love has lived a full and damn near unbelievable life. He was convicted of bank robbery and given a 30 year sentence only to break out after 6 and create not only a new name but an entirely new life. But here is the thing....His wife of 30 years had no idea who he was until the FBI and NYPD came knocking on the front door to arrest him early one morning. Bobby went to jail a victim of jim crow and a criminal but came out a cool and loving man who would become a husband, a deacon, and a little league coach. Listen to this incredible story from Bobby and Cheryl love all about how to love, forgiveness, and redemption. Then make sure you go and purchase their new book "The Redemption of Bobby Love" HERE Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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From Protest To Policy w/Dontaye Carter

Is politics a place that black folks belong? Is real change possible through a political platform? Two of the questions we explore with Sandy Springs GA (Atlanta Burb) Mayoral Candidate Dontaye Carter. Dontaye has an incredible ability to convey a thought and communicate the necessity in moving from Protest to Policy and you will be made better by spending the time with him today Make sure you learn more about Dontaye and his platform here . Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202159 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cross Racial Relationship w/Khalil and Ben from Some of My Best Friends Are.

The battles we fight as black people are not won in a silo, they are not won by ourselves, and they are not won without diversity. This episode is all about managing through and winning with cross racial relationships. Two best friends and hosts of the the newPushkin Podcast "Some of My Best Friends Are" (One white and one black) join us to discuss the podcast and how their cross racial friendship has flourished during a time where many have faltered. Tune is to get an introduction to their podcast and a lesson from their relationship. Make sure to listen to Some of My Best Friends Are wherever you listen to your podcasts. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202159 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Truth About Obesity w/ Dr Jamy Ard

Obesity is not as simple as what you put in your mouth. The reality is far more complicated than that and on todays episode Dr Jamy Ard, of Wake Forest, digs in deep and breaks down the realities behind this disease. Obesity is physical, environmental, and even systematic. If you are struggling with the disease or simply desire more factual information about it this is the episode for you! Catch up to Dr Ard on twitter @drard or get more information by visiting The Wake Forest Site and searching for the Weight Management Center Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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Getting Straight To The Money (Business Tax Structure) w/Dr Shireda Howard (Financial Series 3 of 4)

For our entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs this is MANDATORY listening. Dr Howard along with her Masters in accounting, Masters in Taxation, Ph.D. in Accountancy and her Juris doctorate (Not to mention the 8 languages she speaks) are here to make you path to financial business success crystal clear.  On this episode we talk everything from Nino Brown and New Jack City, to PPP Loans, Bitcoin, the impact of co-mingling your personal and business funds plus the right way to structure your business. If you are building a business to help secure your legacy then please listen up to learn the right way to move today. Make sure you go engage with Ensa at her business site SEED Financial and on her IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 17 seconds
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Planting Your Money Tree w/ Ensa and Ranauldo wright (Financial Series 4 of 4)

Listen up Family - the conclusion to our financial focus series is every bit as strong and needed as each episode before. We have worked with you on building a budget, getting out of debt, understanding how tax law can help you save and build and now we are focused on investing. If you are ready to plant your own money tree and teach money how to work for you instead of you working for money then hurry up and press play. Mr Ranauldo Wright has so much game to share with you - you are doing yourself a disservice by not paying attention. This is a must listen and a must share Catch up to Mr Wright on IG @Ranauldowright or email him directly at [email protected] Make sure you go engage with Ensa at her business site SEED Financial and on her IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sex and Donuts 101 w/Cain The Coach

Don't be shamed y'all and don't turn you volume down to the point that you can barely hear it yourself....Today we talk about sex OUT LOUD!!!  On this episode, Cain The Coach takes us on a detailed sexual journey...starting with how we were socialized to sex as kids, up to how we manage sex as adults, and then through how we raise sexually health children. But don't worry she has plenty of tips and tricks that will make you better at the little things you do and you like. This is a fun but very informative episode so turn you volume UP and get a laugh while you learn. Catch up to Cain on her website Romantic Discovery or on IG @Cainthecoach Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 50 seconds
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Debt Aint Got Nothing On Me Me w/Ensa and Joycelyn (Financial Series 2 of 4)

Debt is something that so many of us find ourselves managing through and today we talk about the ways you can get out of it.  On this second installment in our financial literacy series Ensa is back and continues to lay the foundation for building a healthy financial position. This time we are talking debt and she brought in Joycelyn to provide example of what getting out of debt looks like. During the episodes first half Joycelyn discusses creating her debt plus the mistakes, the redirects, and remedies she experienced on her journey. In the 2nd half, Ensa breaks down the strategies we all need to break free of debt and build towards better. This is a CANNOT MISS episode. Make sure you go engage with Ensa at her business site SEED Financial and on her IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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Budget What..Budget Who w/Ensa Huger (Financial Series 1 of 4)

Welcome to part one of our four part series on your dollars, how you control them, and how you put them to work for you. On this episode meet Ensa Huger, a financial and accounting wizard in Atlanta GA. Ensa is DEEP in this financial world and throughout this series she doubles as both guest and cohost. She grounds you in our communities wealth/income position and then carefully lays this budgeting game out to help you better position yourself for tomorrow.  This episode and series is for you no matter where you are on your financial journey. Across this series we will discuss, budgeting, getting out of debt, investing, and understanding how to make the most of the curent tax law. Make sure you go engage with Ensa at her business site SEED Financial and on her IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 6 seconds
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130: Flint and Environmental Racism w/LaTricea D. Adams

We have all heard of the water crisis in Flint Michigan but outside of the headlines how much do you really understand. To drive the point home further, do you realize that Flint isn't an isolated event and environmental racism has long standing impact on you and the people you love the most. Tune in now and listen to Latricea Adams, Founder and CEO of Millennials For Flint as she breaks down what's really going on literally in our very own backyards. Sponsor Moment (Betterhelp.com/WHILEBLACK)  I can't think of much more important than our health and that includes our mental health. Stress, anxiety, work issues, anger, and trauma are all real things that we have to manage through. You've heard us say it many times before, but there is nothing wrong with getting help. Now, we can make it even easier for you to get that help. As a While Black listener we can offer you 10% off of your first month simply by following this link -betterhelp.com/whileblack Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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129: This Thing Called Cryptocurrency (BITCOIN) w/Cryptocurrency Guru Najah Roberts

Are you investing? Are you diversified? Do you understand Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency? Honestly, your answer doesn't matter, either way you need this episode! Buckle Up and Tune in NOW to hear Cryptocurrency Guru Najah Roberts, (Founder and CEO of Crypto BlockChain Plug) and cofounder of The Black Wall Street with Hill Harper, lay down education the way we need it! After you listen and learn make sure that you follow Najah and get to know the world she operates in. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202158 minutes, 5 seconds
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128: The Lone Ranger Was Black w/Ivan McClellan

The history of the cowboy is firmly and deeply rooted in enslaved America and some of the best and brightest cowboys were black...so why is it that you know the names Roy Rogers, Clint Eastwood, & The Marlboro Man but don't know the many significant and impactful black cowboys. The omission and intentional white washing of the American Cowboy stops now and you have Mr Ivan McClellan to thank. Ivan is a photojournalist and black cowboy enthusiast whose work entitled “Eight Seconds: Black Cowboys in America" sets the record straight on the history of black cowboys and the American Rodeo as we know it. Make sure to follow and get to know Ivan by hitting his site at Eight Seconds: Black Cowboys in America Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202155 minutes, 28 seconds
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127: Reclaiming Our Stories w/ Martina Abrahams Ilunga

What's good While Black Family. Stories have played such an important role in our history and culture from the beginning, but as our influencer and impact on "cool" continues to grow so does this country's desire to tell, sell, and capitalize off of our stories. Well, if You Had Me At Black has anything to do with it, then our stories will be told by us, controlled by us, and owned by us. Not only am I here for it - I am a fan. Tune in to hear how they are helping black folks reclaim the power of our own stories - and while you're at it you may find yourself telling your own story. Make sure you engage with the podcast You Had Me At Black via IG and their website. Sponsor Deal! Don't forget to protect your internet activity by taking advantage of our sponsor deal for 83% off of Surfshark Internet VPN services please visit https://surfshark.deals/Whileblack   Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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126: I'm Poetic with This... w/Theresa Tha Songbird

BUCKLE UP!!!! If you have ever been at a loss for words as they pertain to the black experience then we have you covered on this episode. Our guest today Theresa The Songbird has a word and a poem for whatever it is that you need to say but can't.   It doesn't matter if you're black conscious and in a rage, deeply in love with a black man or woman, or wondering what words can be used to inspire the people in your world today's episode will arm you with the words/weapons you need. Make sure that you go and engage Theresa here and hit her Baltimore shows coming up this weekend. Grab tickets and more information from her IG page HERE Sponsor Deal! Don't forget to protect your internet activity by taking advantage of our sponsor deal for 83% off of Surfshark Internet VPN services please visit https://surfshark.deals/Whileblack Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
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125: Health Care Owes Us Better w/Duane Reynolds (CEO Just Health Collective)

Health Care is one of the most important systems that we touch on a daily basis and the disparities we manage through have been here since we have. As a matter of fact, we've been the subject of cruel and unusual punishment in the name of health advancement and then treated like second-class citizens during our times of need. If we desire to change the system that we operate in then step one is to understand that system. In today's episode Duane Reynolds, CEO of Just Health Collective, spends time breaking down what's really going on inside the healthcare industry, how it impacts you, and his work to improve it. This should be a mandatory listen family! After the episode make sure you go and engage Just Health Collective on their website! Since this episode is about making sure our health is a priority I also need to remind you to make your internet security a priority as well. Go take advantage of our sponsor deal for 83% off of Surfshark Internet VPN services please visit https://surfshark.deals/Whileblack Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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124: Self Care Is a Superpower w/Anana Harris Parris

Self Care is an act of revolution an act of social justice and a first step in creating radical change. In this episode, our SUPER DOPE guest Anana Harris Parris dives into actionable information supporting your ability to practice real self-care. This is hands down one of our most impactful and needed discussions and you will be blessed by listening. For more info on Anana or The Self Care Agency go interact with and follow at her website or her IG page Speaking of self care, make sure you are taking care of your internet. Take advantage of our sponsor deal for 83% off of Surfshark Internet VPN services please visit https://surfshark.deals/Whileblack Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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123: Dope + Black + Dad w/Fathers Incorporated (Kenneth Braswell & Dorsey Levens)

Listen!!!! - Don't let anyone tell you that black men are not amazing fathers - the data simply doesn't support that notion.  Kenneth Braswell (CEO of Fathers Incorporated) and Dorsey Levens (Retired NFL Baller) sit with While Black and set the record straight on black men. Hint: we are out here engaging with as well as protecting and providing for our children - We are making a hell of a difference. Celebrate Fathers Day Week by getting the numbers on black fathers right and tuning in to this episode. For more info on Fathers Incorporated make sure to hit their website at https://www.fathersincorporated.com/   Speaking of protecting and providing, make sure you are protecting your internet activity by taking advantage of our sponsor deal for 83% off of Surfshark Internet VPN services please visit https://surfshark.deals/Whileblack Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202159 minutes, 41 seconds
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122: End of Season Message

Hey Family, We are closing out the season and taking a well-deserved break.  Don't worry we will be back in a few weeks with more dope content for you and a few surprises. Stay Tuned Peace Vince Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20211 minute, 32 seconds
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121: When GOD Speaks - A Powerful Story of Loss, Life, and Love w/Lil Rod

No story you have heard today will move you, motivate you, and inspire you like today's episode of While Black. Lil Rod, the founder of Fresh Outt Fitness, once considered himeself "the devil in the flesh" but now a vessel for GODS will. Rod has been ordained by GOD to improve your physical and spiritual health and when you hear his amazing story of loss, love, and life you will be made better. This is the last episode of this season and it's one that you absolutely must listen to. Rod is touched and directed by GOD and if you are considering listening to While Black right now it must also mean that GOD has a message for you. Make sure you listen. Follow Rod on IG HERE Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202157 minutes, 4 seconds
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120: Dating Out Loud w/ Relationship Expert Damona Hoffman

Relationship Expert Damona Hoffman of the LA Times, BET, The Drew Barrymore Show and the amazing Dates and Mates Podcast stands and delivers in this both hilarious and informative episode focused on dating and dating apps. This is the episode for anyone who has a question about virtual dating or maybe even backing that a$$ up (LOL). Get into it! Get personal with Damona on IG HERE Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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119: Uncle Nearest Whiskey - A Hell of A Story w/CEO Fawn Weaver

There are few stories as as perfectly fit for While Black as is this one.  Black people have long been significant contributors to American society and culture. We've done it time and time again against the odds and often with little to no credit. However, in this case, we celebrate the amazing story of the enslaved Nearest Green (Namesake of Uncle Nearest Whiskey) and Jack Daniel. Jack and Nearest enjoyed a relationship not often seen during enslaved times, which included Nearest mentoring Jack in the ways of whiskey and in turn Jack celebrating Nearest OUTLOUD. This amazing story of times passed laid the foundation for the Nearest brand to sore to record breaking heights today....and if that wasn't dope enough...its all led by a black woman...The amazing Fawn Weaver.   This is MANDATORY listening! Make sure you follow Fawn HERE and get to know the Uncle Nearest Brand better HERE Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202148 minutes, 54 seconds
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118: The Business of Bud w/Shanita Penny

Shanita Penny, the founder and CEO of Budding Solution, breaks down the business of bud...the inner working of the cannabis industry.  This is a can't miss episode for anyone interested in the plant or the business. if you have any inkling that cannabis is the right industry for you then listen up. Make sure you get more personal with Shanita by hitting her website here Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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117: I'm With Her - Youth Activism w/ Kylie Rice

Our future is bright with the young leaders of the movement at the helm! They have a drive, a passion, and a dedication that that is unstoppable. Much like the great leaders from the civil rights movement, there is a power that resonates inside our youth, and we are better served by partnering, listening, and learning. On today's episode, we are joined by Kylie Rice a 16 year old high school student who has firmly planted her foot and fist into the fight for civil rights. Kylie is the founder of When Will It End 2020 and is relentless in her quest for social justice and equality. She discusses everything from her social justice origin story to her thought on how parents can get out of the way and allow their children to show up and show out. I know this episode will inspire you. Make sure you follow Kylie and When Will It End 2020 on IG HERE   Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202155 minutes, 18 seconds
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116: BHM - Powerful Words w/Martin Luther King III Celebrating Dr Martin Luther King Jr

On this, our last installment of the powerful words series, we close out with a King delivering the words of a King. Martin Luther King III reads and performs for all of us the powerful words from his father last sermon from the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church. The sermon is called the Drum Major Instinct and from its call for police to stand with black citizens to its discussion of how many of us fight to keep up with the "Jones's" it is hyper relevant. During this session, there were moments that i had tears in my eyes. None more so than when Martin himself get a little chocked up as he read through his fathers words about his own funeral which we now know would end up being only a couple of months later. In this session, I realized that to us Dr Martin Luther King Jr was this larger than life figure that we respect and hold high because of what he did - but to MLKIII he was simply Dad. You get a chance to feel the real emotion in Martin when you realize that much like i miss my own father he misses his own. This is a very special episode of While Black Presents "Powerful Words" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202143 minutes, 42 seconds
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115: BHM - Powerful Words w/David Banner - A Celebration of John Henry Clark and Malcolm X

Hear David Banner deliver the thought provoking and all to true words of John Henry Clark and Vince deliver the powerful words on Malcolm X. Today's episode is an exploration is supporting self and supporting your community be believing in, loving, and trusting US. Tune in and learn! Special thanks to one of the dopest and most intellectual brother in the game Mr David Banner for his time and energy . Please make sure you give his Podcast "The David Banner Podcast" Lastly make sure you check out his website at Davidbanner.com .   Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Recorded @ drsatl.com Theme song Produced by Wahid Gomes and licensed through Verde Music Group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202125 minutes, 52 seconds
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114: Powerful Words w/Tamika Mallory - A Celebration of Fannie Lou Hamer

Join us as we celebrate the powerful words of Fannie Lou Hamer as presented by Tamika D Mallory. On today's episode the amazing Tamika D Mallory delivers the history changing testimony given by Fannie Lou Hamer at the 1964 credentials committee to the DNC. This speech changed the trajectory of the black vote in our country and was so feared by our government that they attempted to block it from public consumption.   Make sure you listen after the conversation to hear the audio from Mrs Hamer's actual delivery from 1964.   Special thanks to one of our favorites Tamika Mallory for spending a little time with us. Please make sure you give her Podcast "Street Politicians" a listen and don't forget to pre-order her upcoming book "State of Emergency". Lastly make sure you check out her organization "Until Freedom".     Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202130 minutes, 47 seconds
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113: BHM - What To The Slave is The 4th of July w/The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project

Welcome to Black History Month 2021. This year we are celebrating powerful words from our history. Each week across Black History Month you will hear a speech or some other selection of powerful and historic words performed by scholars and influencers along with their perspective on why the words are still so relevant today. In this episode, you will hear from a few scholars from The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project (HDCDP). College Freshman Payton and Xavier from lasts years Black Futures Month are back along with high school Freshman Naima. They perform the powerful speech "What To The Slave is the 4th of July" and then follow up the performance with a thought provoking conversation inspired by the piece that delves deep into American Holidays and our participation.   Tune in, listen and learn. If you have any question on HDCDP then catch them on their website or on their IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202141 minutes, 43 seconds
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112: BHM Special - Ain't I A Woman w/The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project

Welcome to Black History Month 2021. This year we are celebrating powerful words from our history. Each week across Black History Month you will hear a speech or some other selection of powerful and historic words performed by scholars and influencers along with their perspective on why the words are still so relevant today. In this episode you will hear from a few scholars from The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project (HDCDP). College Freshman Payton and Xavier from lasts years Black Futures Month are back along with high school Freshman Naima. They perform Sojourner Truth's powerful speech "Ain't I A Woman" and then follow up the performance with a dynamic conversation on the piece that meanders through various impacts on the world we live in today. Tune in, listen and learn. If you have any question on HDCDP then catch them on their website or on their IG page Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202138 minutes, 31 seconds
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111: Cheating Death - Activating Life w/Benny Pough

Benny Pough is one of the most successful record executives in the game. He's played a pivotal role in the music that moved hip hop as a culture and was instrumental in monster hits from Jay Z and Beyonce to Future, Ne-Yo to Kanye but a near fatal car crash almost forced everything to a screeching end.   Benny's brush with death motivated him and created a ferocious drive to inspire life in others. This experience led him to pen his first book "On Impact" and today on While Black you will be exposed to the kinds of inspiration that will cause you to show out and succeed.   If you have a goal in the back of your mind this one is for you - this one is about activation Do yourself the favor and tune in now!!  Follow and learn more about Benny at his website or on Instagram. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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110: An Intimate Conversation - Martin Luther King III

Today is MLK day and I hope you are doing something positive and contributory to the legacy Dr King created. Todays conversation is special because it is with the eldest male child of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. He has a very candid an open conversation with us about his father. I guarantee that you will learn more than a few things you simply never knew and i promise you will have a few laughs at the same time. MLK3 talks about many of his fathers words, the relationship between his father and Malcolm X, as well as his dads burning house comments, and the day he learned of his fathers assassination. Please make sure to engage and follow MLKIII at http://mlking3.com/ Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 8 seconds
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109: Defund The Police w/Shar Bates

Shar Bates aka Malcolm Luther Queen is here and she is impressive, inspired, and informed. She is of the people for the people and the people are most definitely her business. Shar touches on topics from defunding the police, to reparations, to issues within social media and you will be made better by listening. Although this episode was recorded in late 2020, it will provide you with the insight needed to level up your activism in 2021. Make sure you follow Shar on IG here Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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108: Africa is Wakanda Part 2 w/Dr Keith Jennings

If knowledge is power then welcome to the source and if information is the key then this episode has more keys than does DJ Khaled. Dr. Keith Jennings is more knowledgable than most people you will come in contact with across a lifetime and his knowledge is highly applicable to us, our history, and Africa. There really are no words to convey how impactful this episode is. The content cannot be encapsulated in this description.   Just tune in and learn about yourself, your people, your history, and Africa! Thank us later! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202050 minutes, 52 seconds
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107: Africa is Wakanda Part 1 w/Dr Keith Jennings

If knowledge is power then welcome to the source and if information is the key then this episode is has more keys than does DJ Khaled. Dr Keith Jennings is more knowledgable than most people you will come in contact with across a lifetime and his knowledge is highly applicable to us, our history, and Africa. There really are no words to convey how impactful part 1 of this 2 part episode is. The content cannot be encapsulated in this description.   Just tune in and learn about yourself, your people, your history, and Africa! Thank us later! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202045 minutes, 4 seconds
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106: You Are Your Best Investment w/Leticia Desuze

You are worth the time and money that it takes to reach your goals and dreams. That is the message here and I am willing to bet its the most important message you have gotten today - so pay attention!  Leticia Desuze breaks down in such an easy to understand way just why it is not only important but absolutely essential that you invest in SELF FIRST. Tune in if you are interested in attaining what you previously felt was unattainable. Make sure you connect with Leticia http://www.mindsetstrategypartner.com/ or on IG: @drleticiadesuze Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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105: A City Named Freedom w/ The Freedom Georgia Initiative

I know many of us have contemplated if life would be better in our own protected place - a place specifically for Black Folks. That is exactly what we are talking about today but it's not just pie in the sky. We are talking to the founders of The Freedom Georgia Initiative; the organization responsible for Freedom GA a new black city built for and by us. Hit play to learn more about this new black safe haven and all that it is and will be. Go get you a few acres - I plan too! Please check them out @ The Freedom Georgia Initiative Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202059 minutes, 41 seconds
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104: No Episode This Week

It's been a lot While Black Family and we are taking a short break this week.  We will see you next week with an amazing episode about "Freedom" but I guarantee its not what you think it is.  It is an amazing story about an amazing thing that we all need to get with and get us some. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/202020 seconds
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103: Is Polygamy For You?

Hey While Black Family - It's been a tough several days so we pulled an older and unreleased episode out of our files. An episode exposing you to something different....maybe you like it maybe you don't...maybe it's for you maybe it ain't.  Either way, tune in to something that has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with politics or politicians. We all need a bit of a break from what has been so front and center in our minds. Enjoy this conversation on Polygamy.  Peace  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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102: Yes Imposter Syndrome Is Real w/Didier Sylvain

Imposter Syndrome is a real thing that many of us deal with - me, you, even the amazing Maya Angelou talked about suffering from it. Today Didier Sylvain sheds so much light on this DIS-EASE.   This is an important topic. You owe yourself a listen. If you need to access Didier for personal, organizational, or corporate support hit him on his website https://www.didiersylvain.com/ Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202058 minutes, 33 seconds
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101: VOTING 101 w/Mo Ivory of Fair Fight

Vote or die...the reality is someone died so you could vote ... so vote!!! This episode gives the real on why voting is so important and answers a few important questions about the voting process.  Can you wear candidate paraphernalia inside the polling place? Can you take a photo while you vote? Can your 5-year-old press the buttons for you? How should you research the candidates on your ballot? What should you do if you are a victim of voter intimidation? One call out if you run into any issues while you are attempting to vote please call 866.OUR.VOTE Go check out https://fairfight.com/ for more information. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202051 minutes, 33 seconds
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100: Good Cop Bad Cop w/Officer Nakia Jones

Officer Nakia Jones put her career on the line and ultimately lost it after speaking out about the Alton Sterling murder in 2016. She spoke out in a video that has now gone viral and sparked a nationwide conversation about police officers and their opinions.   Nakia is here for us and is an advocate for good cops and great communities while getting rid of the bad cops. She has seen it from both sides and in this episode, she lays down the real about the blue. She also provides strong input on how to create change - What is the community responsibility as that of the officer.   This is a STRONG episode - listen up and pay attention. Follow Nakia on Twitter@JonesNakia FB: @nakiajonesproductions IGL officernakiajonesnetwork/ Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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99: In The Midst of Loss Comes Love Laughter and Life w/ Rose and Yolanda

MY FAVORITE EPISODE and trust me ROSE is a COMPLETE TRIP. You will LOVE HER!! It goes from red bottoms to bottoms up. From tight leather pants to wheelchairs From Woodstock to wont stop. Laugh, cry, smile ... You will do them all as you listen to this episode. This is a masterclass in how to NOT let life pass you by even when you are managing a terminal diagnosis. Rose is your grandmother, aunt, or best friend and her life lessons will bless you. Yolanda is all of us and I promise you will feel during this episode. Rose is terminal but that has not and will not stop her from living her life.  Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202056 minutes
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98: The Business Blueprint - It Took A Dream & $32 w/Gwen Jimmere

Naturalicious CEO Gwen Jimmere talks to us about going from a dream and $32 dollars to an extremely successful international hair care business. In this episode she lays out what belief in self and executing a strategy can do to propel you towards a dream realized. Find more at https://naturalicious.net  or on IG: naturalicious_beauty Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202058 minutes, 2 seconds
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97: No Justice For Breonna & No Justice For Us w/Attorneys Ecleynne and Mac

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Breonna Taylor and to all of Black America. Her murder and the lack of justice served is a slap in the face to all of us and while no one feels the pain like her family - I know we all are hurting. We are all struggling as we look for answers, search for truth, and pray for justice. One of the most important things we can do is be informed and on today's episode we hear from our resident attorneys and truth communicators Ecleynne Mercy and Mac.  This episode breaks down many of the facts of the case while providing you with empowering information. At the end of this episode is a passionate plea filled with information from my homeboy and friend of While Black, Gerald. https://www.vote411.orghttps://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page If you have any questions for him please email him at [email protected] Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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96: A Journey Inside The Green Book w/Alvin Hall

It's 1961, you are black and traveling...How do you know where it's safe to do simple things like sleep, eat, or even use the bathroom? The answer was The Green Book and in this episode we discuss both The Green Book and the new podcast "Driving The Green Book". Our journey is led by award winning journalist Alvin Hall who takes us down a path of history, fact, and narrative all associated with the Green Book. Find out more information on the podcast on their website and check them out on Apple Podcast here Also as the election gets closer to us let's make sure we are aware of our history. In that spirit make sure to check out the podcast Sixty/Twenty which focuses on the 1960 election of JFK as well as the impacts of civil rights on the political landscape. (Click Here) Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/20201 hour, 21 seconds
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95: Much More Than Funny w/Tommy Davidson

We are still managing through Covid so please forgive the sound quality during the first portion of the interview. Meet Mr. Tommy Davidson in a manner that we promise you have never met him before. He is a trailblazer, an actor, an author, and a comedian but today you hear him as a highly intellectual black man with an amazing perspective on the world in which we live.   Be ready to strengthen your own perspectives, sharpen your views on the world around you, and enjoy this time with While Black and Tommy. Click Here to get exposed to Tommy and his book "Living in Color" Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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94: BLACK is Expansive So Stay Dangerous w/CeeLo Green

Do yourself a favor by getting a big spoon to dig into this episode. King CeeLo Green communicates on a higher level throughout this entire episode and in the end, you will be better than you were at the beginning. Welcome to a deeper way of thinking about us as black people.  Please come and pick up what he is putting down. You will thank us when you are done!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20201 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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93: It's Deeper Than Just Tuskegee - Did You Hear About St. Louis w/Damien D. Smith

Remember those trucks that use to ride through our neighborhoods spraying "pesticides"- turns out Big Momma was right. It wasn't pesticides the government was spraying it was cancer-causing chemicals and black bodies were the test subjects.  This episode discusses what happened in a St Louis community and how the government used us as test subjects AGAIN. The government has admitted its actions here yet neither compensation nor reparation has been introduced. Listen to actor and film-maker, Damien D Smith, discuss his new documentary Target St Louis Volume 1 and the horrible things they did to us. Follow Damien and learn more about his film on their website (https://4910rosalie.com/) and make sure to engage with him on social media IG @4910rosalieprod. Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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92: At The House - Radical Imagination

Art and Vince riff off on radical imagination and discuss some intense topics in this episode. What if slavery never existed? What if racism was cured? Who, What, Where would you be? It was a great conversation as we engage in Radical Imagination! We want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse  Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202049 minutes, 9 seconds
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91: Presenting Unfinished: Deep South A New Podcast From Stitcher!

Sharing information and teaching is what we do here at While Black.  Because of that, we are excited to introduce you to a new podcast that will expose you to an important story you probably don't know anything about.  Welcome to Unfinished: Deep South. Read below for a description and listen to this episode for the trailer. The 1954 lynching of Isadore Banks is one of the nation’s oldest unsolved civil rights cases. Unfinished: Deep South is a new podcast opening the case back up to find answers to this fading mystery — and help us come to terms with the unresolved legacy of racism we’re still living with. Listen on @stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stitcherapp.com/unfinished. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20206 minutes, 32 seconds
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90: Allyship and Partnership w/Vince - A full episode of Mother's Quest Podcast

Hey While Black - This special episode is actually an episode of the Mothers Quest Podcast featuring me (Vince) as a guest. Julie and I discussed the importance of allyship and partnership as we try to create a world that is better for us as black people. I'm sharing this because its a conversation that you will understand and honestly one that many of you have had recently as new people enter black spaces to learn from our perspective. I hope you enjoy and benefit from it.  Lastly, Julie at Mothers Quest does a great job of delving into topics that you may find both interesting and beneficial. Plus a slightly different perspective can be a good thing when it's delivered with care. I recommend that you visit her site and take a listen. Find The Mothers Quest Apple Podcast page here and her website here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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89: At The House - Acts of Resistance w/Dr Key

What do you do when the protests stop and how do you keep your foot on the pedal for change? Dr. Key is a phenomenal guest and speaker who will inspire you and move you while she teaches you. At the end of this episode, you will understand why buying black is one of the strongest ways to resist.   Make sure you get to know Dr. Key and The Village Market a bit better by engaging with her platforms. Find The Village Market on IG@ https://www.instagram.com/thevillagemarketatl/ and follow Dr. Key on all platforms @Drkeyhallmon Now make sure you go check out the podcast You Had Me At Black hit them on their social media pages at @youhadmeatblack We want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse  Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 57 seconds
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88: Diversity On The Bench and Order In The Court w/Shermela Williams

The courtroom is a powerful place and the impact it has on us is broad and far reaching, but how much do we know about the players that participate. The judge, the prosecutor, the defense all have an impact on the outcome. Knowledge is power, yet most of us sit pretty uninformed about the reality behind the roles. Today you are made powerful by the information that our guest, Fulton Country (GA) Judge candidate Shermela Williams, lays out for you. THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT EPISODES! You cannot truly improve the system or improve the system if you do not understand the system. If you are interested in learning more about our guest please follow her on IG@ shermelaforjudge or hit her website at https://shermelaforjudge.com/ Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202059 minutes, 45 seconds
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87: At The House - Black Teachers Matter w/Marie Peaches

Welcome to another episode of While Black "At The House" a collaboration between You Had Me At Black and While Black. This week we get closer to the teachers in our lives that have made such a difference in who we are. Our guest today, Marie Peaches, shows us what teaching with love is all about, breaks down the emotion behind the role of educator, and hits us with some amazing resources to get us through the summer and the upcoming school year. Parents for help keeping your student sharp and prepared over the summer make sure to hit up the resources that Marie breaks down in the episode (See below) https://www.ixl.com/ https://www.starfall.com/h/ https://www.flocabulary.com/ Now make sure you go check out the podcast You Had Me At Black hit them on their social media pages at @youhadmeatblack We want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse  Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202053 minutes, 11 seconds
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86: My Right To Rock w/Floodgeight

We do EVERYTHING and included in everything is Rock music. From Jimmy Hendrix and Chuck Berry to Lenny Kravitz and Fishbone we excel in everything we do. Be Black Be Brave and Do It!! - One of my favorite quotes from this episode! Tune in to this episode and get close and personal with the all black rock band Floodgeight a rockband out of Atlanta making a lot of noise - Make sure you go check them out and follow them on IG: @floodgeight Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202058 minutes, 35 seconds
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85: At The House Ep 2 - Who Are You? w/Dr Ayanna

Welcome to episode 2 of At The House a partnership between While Black and You Had Me At Black! With all of this new time together how much are you learning (good or bad) about the people you hold most dear. We are willing to bet that during COVID season you are learning a great deal. So we are here to help you manage it! Dr Ayanna talks about shame, coping, boundaries, and so much more in order to help your relationships thrive! If you want to learn more about Dr Ayanna go check her out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dr_ayanna_a/ or on her website at https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth.com/ Now make sure you go check out the podcast You Had Me At Black hit them on their social media pages at @youhadmeatblack Lastly we want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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84: Ahmaud Arbery Is All of Us - Can I Live?

The lynching of Ahmaud Arbery is taking its mental toll on black america and specifically black men. On this episode you hear from 4 successful and driven black men speaking honestly about how they are doing today. They get candid about their mortality, their ability to trust this country, and what they would tell white america given complete access. We are in mental distress and while we are strong, capable, and intelligent we also need help so that TOGETHER we can correct the wrongs in this system....or perhaps replace the system itself.  Please share this important episode and make sure to check on the black men in your life....We are not ok! Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Peace  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 59 seconds
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83: At The House: What Is Love w/Dr. Marisa Franco

In this first we of "At The House" a collaboration between While Black and You Had Me At Black we dive into the topic of love.   What is it? How does it work when romantic vs platonic? Why is it so hard to say those 3 simple words? Dr Franco is an expert on platonic love and friendship and she has the answers. After you listen go check out the podcast You Had Me At Black hit them on their social media pages at @youhadmeatblack Please go check out todays guest Dr Marisa Franco at https://drmarisagfranco.com/ Lastly we want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202057 minutes, 44 seconds
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82: Introducing "At The House" By While Black and You Had Me At Black

While Black Family - I'm excited to introduce "At The House" a new COVID19 inspired miniseries from While Black and the You Had Me At Black.   Part one of "At the House" drops Wednesday, April 29 on You Had Me at Black with part 2 dropping right here on Sunday, May 3rd.   Make sure you subscribe to both While Black and You Had Me At Black to get the most benefit from this partnership. Lastly we want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/20203 minutes, 36 seconds
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81: In The Crosshairs of Corona w/Gerald Griggs

First this is our first recording from the house during COVID so please forgive the inconsistent sound quality. Its not horrible but its not our best.   -------------  Family this episode speaks directly to the heart of how COVID19 impacts black folks specifically.  It will arm you with knowledge to push back against the powers that be to improve your safety and your ability to thrive during this time of uncertainty. Attorney Gerald Griggs tells you how to make your voice heard, why it's important, and how to use it to gain access to valuable resources you need to survive and thrive. Check Attorney Gerald Griggs out on all social media platforms @Attorneygriggs and you can also follow him on "The Justice Fighter Podcast" Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202050 minutes, 35 seconds
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80: No Episode This Week

Hey While Black Family. We apologize but this week we will not have an episode for you.  We are busy working on some REALLY BIG things that we will be able to announce soon but in the meantime we REALLY would love to ask each of you a favor. Two favors actually Head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a review and rating.  Hit us with 5 stars and just as important leave a few words breaking down how long you have been listening and what you love about While Black Go to Instagram and follow our page there.  CLICK HERE or search for While_Black Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202039 seconds
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79: "Stunting" Like My Daddy w/Stunt Actor Jazzy Ellis

When was the last time you did a upside down seated handstand inside of a flipped over burning car?   When was the last time you free jumped off of a 40 foot tall building? When was the last time you set yourself on fire....ON PURPOSE! Exactly - Me either! But for today's guest, Ms Jazzy Ellis, that is all part of a regular day in the office. Welcome to an episode all about being a black stunt double/stunt actor. It's full of the shit you don't think about in a regular day and Jazzy talks it all - from the danger to the workout, from the risk to the dollars, from the fun to the scary.  Jazzy is highly experienced and chances are you've seen her as you watch your favorite films from the Avengers Infinity War movies, to Luke Cage or Bad Boys For Life, and all the way to The Fast and The Furious (The last one i believe). Tune in listen up but please remember Jazzy is a trained professional and you should NOT attempt ANY of what you here today...except for the inspiration to get up and get trained on something you are passionate about. Follow Jazzy on all social platforms @jazzyellis and click here for all of her MANY acting credits - JAZZY ELLIS IMDB Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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78: A Bridge Over Racial Literacy w/LaTasha Morrison

LaTasha delivers an amazingly stimulating conversation on bridge building, cultural intelligence and racial literacy. What does that mean - it means a lot and we promise YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND - so please download, play, and learn. This is a needed episode! So dig in and take your time building your own bridges toward healing, improved cross cultural relationships, and a better tomorrow for us all. Please catch up to LaTasha at www.bethebridge.com or on IG: @beabridgebuilder Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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77: N-word This N-word That w/Dr Corrie

Do you say the N-word - Do you not? Does ending it in "ER" vs "A" make it a difference? Does hip hop create a pass for its use? Dr Corrie Claiborne takes an educational, historical, and pop culture approach to the word and she doesn't tell you how to decide but she does make sure you are informed of the history, the meaning, and the impact. This is a super dope episode. Listen and share!!! You can follow Dr Corrie on Twitter @Proclaiborne Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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76: Corona Virus (COVID19) PART 2 w/Dr Carmen Sulton

Corona Virus (COVID19) is getting more and more serious and we wanted to provide you with even more information and this time we are back in studio so the quality is right Dr Carmen Sultan does what super dope doctors do and she broke it down. This is another IMPORTANT episode that we need you to share. Help yourself by helping your neighbor and your community. Let's stay safe and that starts with knowing the real. Tune in and SHARE!!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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75: Corona Virus (COVID19) PART 1 - Emergency Episode - We Want You As Informed As Possible

SHARE SHARE SHARE THIS IMPORTANT EPISODE If you have any questions or need the most up to date information please visit The Center For Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov  Additional credible sources are The World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/)  Given how new COVID19 is and how fast information is changing please make sure you are using credible sources for your information. We apologize that todays episode is lower quality sound than our normal however we felt it was important enough to trade sound quality for much needed information on the Corona Virus (COVID19). As such we recorded this interview over the phone. BTW Dr Sutton was a trooper ...no hero..bc she did this interview even though just the day before she had a potential exposure to COVID19. So when she said lets do this over the phone instead we understood. In part 1 of this emergency session we are joined by Dr Madeline Sutton who has a long long list of credentials but served for 20 years (Until last year) as an Epidemiologist at the CDC. Dr Sutton takes some time to break down all the most current information on COVID19. In addition, she busts a few early myths. Again Dr Sutton was potentially exposed to COVID19 earlier this week and as such we decided to make the move to record via phone so the quality is not our normal - please forgive us but THIS IS MUST LISTEN TO INFORMATION!!!!  Lastly, in order to get this episode to you as fast as possible (overnight) limited editing was done. Enjoy, take heed, be safe, and SHARE so your brothers and sisters can also be informed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202059 minutes, 48 seconds
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74: A Voice For Atlanta's Missing and Murdered Children w/Atlantis Filmworks

  In Atlanta GA between 1979 and 1981 approximately 2 dozen black children were abducted and murdered. To this day no one has been charged with ANY of these murders and the many stories that have been told primarily ignore the perspective of the voices that matter most - those of the victims and their families. The story of The Atlanta Child Murders is one full of false reporting, conspiracy, and pain. There were major racial, political, and economic factors in the city dubbed "Too busy to hate" that all played a role in the concentrated murders of black youth in primarily black Atlanta. Today we with sit down with Atlantis Filmworks a powerful team who have taken on the responsibility of connecting with the families and telling their stories. They are committed to those who are voiceless and are lending their expertise, time and talents to uplifting the missing voices. An aggregate of the many ignored voices is being combined into a fictional character (Cassandra) and magnified via a film production of the same name. This is an amazing episode that will get you a bit closer to the tragedies that haunted Atlanta and im sure still haunt the families. Please connect with Atlantis Filmworks via their websites at https://themoviecassandra.com OR https://www.atlantisfilmworks.com/ Don't forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20201 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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73: Words Can Be Weapons w/Denene Millner of My Brown Baby

Words can be weapons and at all costs i want The Amazing Denene Millner on my team. She is a true boss a Queen and a powerful soul who is truly in love with black folks. She creates opportunities for us to shine and makes it her business to tell our stories. From writing some of the most popular celebrity memoirs to tv and movies all the way to her own imprint and major black parenting website (My Brown Baby) Denene is simply DOPE. Dive in to this episode is become more familiar with the power of your words and the power of your skin. Along the way you will pick up more than a few powerful nuggets you can begin to wield immediately. And if you are an author make sure you submit to her imprint!!!! Make sure you go and follow Denene @Mybrownbaby on all platforms and www.mybrownbaby.com Dont forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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72: Policing An Inside Perspective W/Detective Ty Dennis

Ty Dennis is an Atlanta Police detective whose roots run deep in the black community. He became a police officer to make a difference and understands the difficulties that some black americans have with police departments. He wants to help make the relationship better and wants us all to know that not all policemen and woman are the same. Ty is in and of the community and is partially responsible for pushing positivity into the relationship between the black community and the police. He is the creator of the Clippers and Cops program bringing police into black community barbershops to teach, inform, and listen to the black community.   Nothing gets better if both sides cant listen a little. Regardless as to how you feel about police please pay attention to this conversation.   Our sponsor for todays episode is Manscaped bringing the best in below the belt grooming for the fellas. Please go check them out and get yourself 20% off and free shipping by using the code "WHILEBLACK" at www.manscaped.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 5 seconds
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71: An Unstoppable Vibe w/17 year old Trinity Simone

Welcome to the last episode of Black Future Month and we end it with a bang. Today Payton and Xavier interview Ms Trinity Simone the 17 year old CEO of Black Vibe Tribe an apparel and lifestyle brand based in Atlanta but servicing worldwide. Trinity is an example of what our children can be when we don't impose our fears and our limitations on our children and after listening you will find yourself betting on her to change the world. Since we are closing out While Black - Black Future Month I want to take this moment to thank all of our amazing teens for the work that they did pulling this together. Remember they played every role in bringing these episodes to you. 14 year old - Isaiah as producer for all 4 episode 17 year old Payton as host/guest 17 year old Xavier as host/guest and two amazing guests doing amazing things in both Langston Whitlock and Trinity Simone Follow Trinity on IG @mstrinitysimone or @blackvibetribe on twitter, ig, facebook. www.blackvibetribe.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202055 minutes, 10 seconds
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70: Half Man Half Amazing at 17 w/Langston Whitlock

On this 3rd installment of Black Future Month Art and I step completely out of the way and let these amazing black youth completely take over While Black. Every aspect of this episode is by black you and they rise to the occasion. Payton and Xavier interview Langston Whitlock. Langston the 17 year old CIO and co founder of Safe Trip, the worlds first healthcare transportation app. He was also recently included Forbes 30 under 30 list. Listen as they discuss the impact our black youth are positioned to make on the world as well as Langston's thoughts on how to go from where we are to where we want to be Tune in and make sure to go and follow safe trip @ https://www.safetrip.co/ Dont forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202053 minutes, 15 seconds
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69: I Believe The Children Are The Future w/Payton and Xavier

The message our black youth want everyone to know is they are not up next they are up now! If you don't believe that now we promise that after this episode you will.  Welcome to episode 2 of Black Future Month and today its all about the children...As a matter of fact it is all about them for the rest of the month. On this episode we introduce Payton and Xavier. They are guest on this episode but are hosting episodes 3 & 4. We hear directly from these amazing teens on the issues they manage, how they can best support themselves, and what we as black adults can do to best set them up for success. They are AMAZING and after this episode you will love them IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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68: Raising Excellence w/Kellye Britton of The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project

Welcome to episode one of four in our Black Future Month series. Black Future Month is all about honoring those that came before us by investing in those coming after us. How do we take the phrase I am my ancestors wildest dream and enrich it to the point that those who are next ultimately end up functioning at a level so much higher than our ancestor could dream. We start by sitting down with Kellye Britton of The Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project (HDCDP) an Atlanta-based pipeline program that recruits, trains, and sends black youth to a summer debate residency program at Harvard. (Thats the official wording but in reality it is so much more than that). Kellye has a passion for black youth and it is overly obvious as you listen. She discusses the HDCDP methodology, her personal passions for enrichment, and even dives into strategic thought on how parents can really help....she also makes it plain that we are not raising children we are raising adults. One tip she has and we support is simply - "Get out of their way" For more information on the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project please follow them on IG:@harvarddcdp or check out there website at:https://harvarddcdp.org/ Lastly, don't forget to get social with us  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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67: "Sluttified" Creation w/Pinky Cole of The Slutty Vegan

Pinky Cole from The Slutty Vegan doesn't hold back on this episode. If you have ANY desire to create, to build, to succeed, or to lead then skipping this episode of While Black isn't even an option for you.   We travel down a hell of a path with Pinky and touch on motivation, drive, hustle, and strategy just to list a few. You will get closer to the "opportunities" that she managed through in order to find greater later and for anyone with eyes, ears, or a nose you recognize that Pinky has not just found but actually created lighting in a bottle --- the beautiful thing about this episode is she drops nuggets (Vegan nuggets of course) on how you can to. Remember she regularly has 3, 4, & 5 hour lines for a BURGER..she recreated a simple American burger into a true phenomenon ...  You are up next!!!! Catch Pinky on all platform @sluttyveganatl or sluttyveganatl.com Lastly, don't forget to get social with us  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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66: Teach Me How To Partner w/Ryan Wilson

Teach me how to partner Teach me, teach me, how to partner ... (Did you do the dance in your mind..don't front...tell the truth) Welcome to the first episode of While Black season 4 and it is a great one to get your year moving forward.  Today's episode is all about building, partnering, and growing TOGETHER. They say that if you want to go fast then go alone, if you want to go far then go together, but if you want to WIN and kick ass along the entire journey then learn how to partner together and work side by side to meet all goals.   Our guest today is Ryan Wilson the CEO and co-founder of The Gathering Spot and if anyone knows how to build it is him. Ryan has a passion and a dedication to building this community that is unparalleled and i promise after listening you will be better and better positioned for success in 2020.  So tune in, listen up, and get ready to build     Go Follow Ryan (All Social Platform: @spotonrw) and The Gathering Spot (IG: @thegatheringspots)  Lastly, don't forget to get social with us  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Also make sure to click on the link below and get closer to Valence a new BLACK OWNED tech platform and community focused on connecting Black professionals globally with mentorship, job opportunities and capital. Click Here For Valence Membership Fast Track Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 10 seconds
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65: New Years Police Engagement - While Black Short

Hey Family, Welcome to our second While Black short with a focus on knowing your rights and staying alive during the New Years holiday time frame.  Your favorite, Attorney Mercy, is back and she is laying out knowledge on self management during stops, consensual and voluntary police engagement, plus wingspan (which i know you need to understand) Tune in listen up and learn something Disclaimer - the content in this podcast does not constitute as legal advice and even though Attorney mercy is an attorney should you need legal council or wish to seek legal advice please contact her or another attorney directly - Again the contents off this podcast short does not constitute legal advice   Also stay tuned because over the next few weeks we will drop additional While Black Sessions on legal need to knows. We will be back with amazing informative episodes in the middle of January Follow Attorney Mercy on IG: @mercylaw_ga Peace and Happy Holidays Vince Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20198 minutes, 20 seconds
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64: While Black Short - Holiday Legal w/Attorney Mercy

Hey Family, It's the holidays and that means increased travel and increased police presence.  So while we are on season break we wanted to leave you with credible information to help you manage through the holidays and holiday travel.  Tune in and listen to Attorney Mercy break down need to know travel and police engagement information. Also stay tuned because over the next few weeks we will drop additional While Black Sessions on legal need to knows. We will be back with amazing informative episodes in the middle of January Follow Attorney Mercy on IG: @mercylaw_ga Peace and Happy Holidays Vince Disclaimer - the content in this podcast does not constitute as legal advice and even though Attorney mercy is an attorney should you need legal council or wish to seek legal advice please contact her or another attorney directly - Again the contents off this podcast short does not constitute legal advice   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20194 minutes, 40 seconds
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63: Activism 101 - Cop Watch America w/City

Helping you grow from keyboard social gangsterism to real life in the flesh activism we sit with Atlanta based activist City (co-star on BET's Cop Watch America) to learn how to identify your passion and become ACTIVE in creating the change that you want to see. A powerful episode with point after point made to inspire you to get active in your activism. Make sure to check out Cop Watch America on BET every Wednesday night at 10pm cst and follow city on IG:@iamcityverified Lastly, don't forget to get social with us  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20191 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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62: A Special Needs Superhero w/Libra Hicks

Welcome to a special episode of While Black - on this episode we go in detail on a topic that affects so many but is overlooked by so many more....our black children who have special needs. Libra Hicks, our guest today, is unafraid and unapologetic about her blackness, her bluntness, and her ability to be the superhero that her special needs children require. However, one of the many things that makes her super-dope is the fact that she created an organization, Our Children's Story, to help parents of children with special needs access the resources they need to be superheroes themselves.  Go learn more about Our Children's Story on IG: @ourchildrens_story and follow Libra on IG: @librahicks Lastly, don't forget to get social with us  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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61: The Audacity to Believe w/Brely Evans

On this episode of While Black we sit down with the amazing, blessed, and inspiring Brely Evans from OWN's popular television drama AMBITIONS.  Brely is motivational and inspirational all while living out her own dreams and she inspires inspires inspires on this episode. She is passionate about helping us get out of the boat so that we can walk on water. As you will find out the blessing is not in the ability to water walk but more so the reinforcement that no matter what you won't drown. Make sure to follow Brely at https://www.brelyevans.com/ or on IG: @brelyevans Lastly, don't forget to get social with us  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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60: Hands Up Don't Shoot w/ Attorney Michele Rayner-Goolsby

THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF OUR MOST POWERFUL EPISODES TO DATE. Our guest today, Attorney Michele Rayner-Goolsby, is featured in the recent CNN article "When African American are killed by police, these lawyers get a phone call" (CNN Article Here). In this episode we discuss her thoughts on officer involved murders of black men and women, can the justice system actually be reformed, and how we can hopefully increase our likelihood of survival when interacting with some police officers. (Plus a whole lot more -- trust us!!) This episode is, at times, emotional but often times real conversations about these very real topics impacting our lives daily are. This is for YOU because we love YOU and we want YOU to be the absolute best YOU can be --- knowledge is one of the keys and today the door is being opened - LISTEN UP! Follow Michele on IG @yourlawyerslawyer or @ civillibertylaw and on her website https://civillibertylaw.com/ Lastly, don't forget to get social with us  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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59: Collard Greens and Culinary Wisdom w/Chef Marvin Woods

On this weeks episode While Black takes you on a Culinary journey with the ever professional culinary master and chef Marvin Woods. We talk being black in the culinary industry, earning the right to be called a chef, and how to get that bag TAX FREE in international waters.... and hear me ITS A BIG BAG!!!! Tune in listen up and learn  BTW do you know what Poussin is - If not get some education on this episode and then apply those learnings to impress your woman or your man. Go follow Chef Marvin at https://chefmarvinwoods.com/ or on IG: @chefmarvinwoods Remember to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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58: Agriculture is More Than Carrots and "Greens" w/Ann Hill Bond

Our guest today, Ms Ann Hill Bond, knows her stuff and kicks out some dope information on the power and importance of agriculture. We all know our brutal history and forced contribution to this country via agriculture yet, in more modern times, we have been all but excluded from this industry.  Tune in, pay attention, and learn but before i leave let me hit you with a quote that Ms Ann Hill Bond shared with us. "When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." - Desmond Tutu Follow Ms Ann Hill Bond on IG: @annhillbond and follow Georgia Roots Urban Farm on IG: @georgiaroots_urbanfarm Remember to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] PEACE!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/201956 minutes, 38 seconds
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57: My Life, My Love, My Way w/ Lisa Cunningham

  Lisa Cunningham is a dope producer, significant influencer, was there during the infancy of Atlanta hip hop...She is also a lesbian woman who is optimistic about the future of black folks and the LGBTQIA community. These are the reasons the we sought her out - we wanted to sit down and learn how to be the best ally possible to the LGBTQIA community. If we are honest we as black people want strong allies and i think that creates the responsibility for us to also be strong allies. By now you should know how we roll on While Black which means if it involves black folks and we can teach you more about it then you should expect it from us. So sit back, open your ears and your mind and learn something about the LGBTQIA community - you may find that it makes you a better person in general. Catch up to and follow Lisa on her IG @captcunningham or hit her website at www.ihavethesecret.com And Remember to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] PEACE!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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56: Paradigm Shift w/David Banner

David Banner blesses this episode of While Black and delivers in full and as expected. We sit and talk with him about everything from his mom and childhood; superman and slavery, Atlanta to Mississippi and of course politics. He hits the ground running and delivers very needed information. If you know Banner at all then you know what kind of episode this is. Make sure to go and follow Mr Banner in all that he does and please go follow his podcast The David Banner Podcast. IG: @davidbannerlikespictures; website: www.davidbanner.com Don’t forget get social with While Black  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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55: Dope Books - "Dear Martin" w/Nic Stone

On todays episode of While Black we sit down with Nic Stone author of the New York Times best seller "Dear Martin".  For any of our long time listeners you have heard Vince mention this book many times.   Nic shares details on her upcoming projects (DOPE BOOKS AHEAD) and shines light on the political and racial high school world that Justyce, Manny, SJ, and Jared on share and navigate inside of Dear Martin   If you are a young black teen or the parent of a young black teen we HIGHLY SUGGEST that you get close to this book. I promise it will open up the worlds of politics and race in high school for you in a way you may not have expected. Here is a quick synopsis on the book and please go follow Nic on IG: @nicstone and dont forget to get social with While Black - IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Synopsis: Nic Stone's Dear Martin tells the story of an Ivy League-bound African-American student named Justyce who becomes a victim of racial profiling. He struggles to reconcile the fact that he's a "good kid" with suddenly being in police handcuffs. In the months that follow, Justyce confronts injustices and micro-aggressions he experiences at his mostly white prep school and the fallout from his brief detainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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54: HBCU Love (Part 2 - Continuation) w/Dr Sonya Okoli

Note: This is part 2 of HBCU Love and doesn't include all our normal upfront interaction, introductions, and laughs... if you have not checked out part 1 we suggest you go back and listen to part 1 first Today's episode is part 2 on HBCU's and college admission with Dr Sonya Okoli and its just as amazing and informative as part 1. (Go check out part 1 "HBCU Love" if you have not listened)   In this episode we dig deep into the admission process as well as what you need to know from a parents perspective about getting your young King or Queen into college.  Do you know the difference between a college tour and a college visit? Do you understand the importance of the PSAT's? If not then you must listen to this episode! Go follow Dr Okoli on IG:@askthecollegedr or run to pick up her book (Parenting For College) on her website (https://drsonyaokoli.com/) or on Amazon.com And Remember to get social with While Black Please follow While Black on our social media  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/201945 minutes, 59 seconds
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53: The Amber Guyger Trial & Castle Doctrine (RIP Bothem Jean)

White Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was convicted and sentenced to 10 years for the murder of Botham Jean. This episode is far from our normal format - we skip all of our normal upfront banter (No While Black Isht - No Dope Quotes) instead we head straight into the details and break down the Amber Guyger Trial for you. We brought back Criminal Defense attorney Ecleynne Mercy (IG: MercyLaw_GA) and Criminal Defense attorney and Former Federal Agent Mac (twitter: Macspeakslegal) along side marketing expert T Adeola (Twitter: @stemwhisperers & @tembo8482) to break down this case, the sentence, the optics, and the impact on our culture at large. BTW Allowing Castle Doctrine into the case was a smart strategy - listen to learn more about why! If you followed this case at all and care about understanding the details as well as how this case will impact you then you MUST tune in and listen.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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52: HBCU Love (Part 1) w/ Dr. Sonya Okoli

Do HBCU's really matter? Why do HBCU's exist? On this episode of While Black we sit down with Dr Sonya Okoli, one of the most sought after educational analyst in the game, and she delivers nothing but the facts and the need to knows about why our beloved HBCU's matter so much.....even and especially today Simply put this is a HBCU lovefest!! Go follow Dr Okoli on IG:@askthecollegedr or run to pick up her book (Parenting For College) on her website (https://drsonyaokoli.com/) or on Amazon.com And Remember to get social with While Black Please follow While Black on our social media  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/201944 minutes, 28 seconds
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51: The Power In The Poet w/Papi Picasso

One of the DOPEST While Black Episodes yet - Papi Picasso takes us on a poets journey through black culture. His ability to communicate with street smarts and boardroom strategy only adds credibility to his name. Papi Picasso has dope lines embedded into his everyday conversation and his ability to tell the truth of our lives, of our hoods, and of our hopes as men, women, fathers, mothers, and black people is undeniable. Please tune in and listen to the brother. He gives you everything from laughs to literature and you will be stronger after listening Follow him on IG: @Iampapipicasso or hit his website @https://www.papipicassopoetry.com/ Get Social with While Black: IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/201956 minutes, 55 seconds
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50: The Struggle and Success of a Black Model w/Mari

She's too curvy, he's too broad, they are too dark, can you give us more exotic....Black models hear it all and its all related to the accepted American beauty standard. It impacts you and its definitely impacting our brothers and sisters in the fashion and modeling industry. Today we sit down with Mari and learn much more about modeling: What makes it difficult for black men and women The crazy standard that are forced to adhere to How to get started in the industry What does the pay look like Watch out for the GWC's Make sure you go and follow her IG: @glamstar14 Don't forget to get social with While Black: IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/201955 minutes, 21 seconds
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49: Me, Myself, and My Cello w/OkCello

Black people are a multidimensional, multifaceted, and multitalented group of people and some of us even play the Cello.  Meet today's guest, Okorie "OkCello" Johnson, a house music appreciating, Morehouse graduated, ex-hockey playing cellist that has graced stages, backroom, videos, and albums for music greats such as India Arie, De La Soul, and Big Boi (check the Kill Jill Video - SUPER DOPE).  OkCello takes his time during this interview to lace us with amazing perspective on the African Diaspora, the future of the black community, and amazing personal cello spoken interpretations of situations we face often....plus he does it with both his voices (the one coming from his mouth and the one coming from his Cello) This is a special and at times personal episode that is informational and emotional all the way through. You will walk away better as a result of listening - we promise - so sit back relax and enjoy. Go follow OkCello at www.okcello.com or on IG: @okcello Don’t forget get social with While Black  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
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48: Dope Books - "Dear Martin" w/Nic Stone

On todays episode of While Black we sit down with Nic Stone author of the New York Times best seller "Dear Martin".  For any of our long time listeners you have heard Vince mention this book many times.   Nic shares details on her upcoming projects (DOPE BOOKS AHEAD) and shines light on the political and racial high school world that Justyce, Manny, SJ, and Jared on share and navigate inside of Dear Martin   If you are a young black teen or the parent of a young black teen we HIGHLY SUGGEST that you get close to this book.  I promise it will open up the worlds of politics and race in high school for you in a way you may not have expected. Here is a quick synopsis on the book and please go follow Nic on IG: @nicstone and dont forget to get social with While Black - IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Synopsis: Nic Stone's Dear Martin tells the story of an Ivy League-bound African-American student named Justyce who becomes a victim of racial profiling. He struggles to reconcile the fact that he's a "good kid" with suddenly being in police handcuffs. In the months that follow, Justyce confronts injustices and micro-aggressions he experiences at his mostly white prep school and the fallout from his brief detainment.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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47: Black, Proud, and Militant AF

Get ready! - We really cant say much more than that.  Initially we planned to talk about the 2nd amendment and gun rights for black folks but our guest Kimoni Sadiq had a wealth of opinions, incredible experience, shining intellect, and a fearless personality that led us into an unexpected conversation about the origin of black people, the power in unity, and the fact that there are definitely black people in the future. Buckle up and hold on tight for this one Keep an open mind as you listen and regardless to if you agree with his perspectives, his word choices, or his fearlessness promise to listen and allow yourself to learn something. We want to remind you that on While Black there are no rules and learning is always an option. Tune in, listen up, and sound off - let us know your thoughts because this episodes goes EVERYWHERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/201957 minutes, 40 seconds
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46: The Dark Side of Improv

When was the last time you gave thought to how improv or comedy speaks to the black agenda? If your answer is "I cant recall ever thinking about that" then hit play and listen to two members of the African American Improv Troupe The Dark Side Of The Room chat improv comedy and how they make their mark while continuing to shine light on what it is to be black in America today. Join While Black in its chat with Dark Side of The Room members Kirsten and Chris on a journey into a world you may not think about much but you should. Make sure to follow Dark Side of The Room via their website http://darksidecomedy.com/ Don’t forget get social with While Black  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/201953 minutes, 12 seconds
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45: Paradigm Shift w/ David Banner

David Banner blesses this episode of While Black and delivers in full and as expected.  We sit and talk with him about everything from his mom and childhood;  superman and slavery, Atlanta to Mississippi and of course politics.  He hits the ground running and delivers very needed information. If you know Banner at all then you know what kind of episode this is. Make sure to go and follow Mr Banner in all that he does and please go follow his podcast The David Banner Podcast.  IG: @davidbannerlikespictures; website: www.davidbanner.com Don’t forget get social with While Black  IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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44: Not All Serial Killers are White - Introducing: Fruitloops Serial Killers Of Color Podcast

While we are busy recording episodes for Season 3 we didn't want to leave you with nothing so we want to introduce our family podcast - Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color Podcast.  They are supporters of While Black and we are supporters of them.  We've talked about them a few times on While Black and they are the only podcast with intro music as dope as ours!! If you have an interest in the crazy world of serial killers then please go and check them out.  They do a great job of bringing the crazy deranged serial killers into your car or living room in a safe (and often funny) way.  Wendy and Beth delivery creepy content in their own signature way and we are fans.... And I promise IT GETS CREEPY!!! - check them out Look Alive Guys Its Crazy Out There!!!! Fruitloops website:https://fruitloopspod.com Follow them on twitter, FB, or IG:@fruitloopspod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20191 minute, 51 seconds
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43: Do You Love Me Mary Jane w/The Cannimedic

On this episode we go deep into cannabis and medical marijuana. Answering questions on THC, CBD, legalization, criminalization, and how to be a part of this emerging industry (LEGALLY). As this industry continues to grow and expand this is an important episode to check out and learn from Stanley Atkins (The Cannimedic) really breaks it down!!!! Tune in and listen up!!! Hit up Stanley on IG and other social media outlets @thecannimedic, hit his email at thecannimedic@gmail  Dont forget to get social with While Black on IG:@while_black or hit us on our email at [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/201959 minutes
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42: We Are What We Eat w/Dietician Johane Filemon

On todays episode we sit down with dietician and nutritionist Johane Filemon and get real about the food we put in our bodies. We chat everything soul food to Sugar and keto to LaCroix. If you have questions about the food you are putting in your body or looking to make a change to the healthy then this episode is one you absolutely have to listen to.   Catch up with Johane on her Wonderfully Nutritious IG page @wonderfullynutritious Don’t forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/201956 minutes, 57 seconds
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41: Faith + Hustle = Fearless w/Arian Simone

While Black was blessed to sit down with the fun fly and fabulous Arian Simone. Arian is simple put "DOPE". She is an entrepreneur, an inspirational speaker, an angel investor, and a best-selling author. Her book Fearless Faith + Hustle is a 21 day devotion positioned to help you get from here to there and to do so with FAITH and HUSTLE. Do yourself a favor and check it out then go follow @Ariansimone on all platforms Don’t forget get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/201950 minutes, 48 seconds
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40: From Porn to Non-Profit w/Sasha Cream

EPISODE WARNING: Adult themes discussed The cream rises to the top but in this case we are talking about Sasha Cream. Sasha is a porn star, entrepreneur, model, video vixen, and author that we are damn near sure you've heard of. Check in to hear what it's like being black in porn as well as how she finessed her first $2500 dollar gig into her own empire inclusive of books, a production company, a business and a new business in Atlanta Buckhead area…. Catch up to Sasha on IG @sashacreament And dont forget to get social with While Black on IG @ While_Black or hit us up at [email protected] or www.whileblackpodcast.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/201944 minutes, 42 seconds
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39: Is There a Doctor In The House (Diversity & Medicine)

Today While Black sits down with Dr. Blue a Neurologist who went viral last year for a tweet on patient care and the power of diversity in the medical field. It's a dope conversation on creating more color and diversity in the field and what it is like to be a black doctor trying to change the world with medicine, science, and empathy. Follow him on Twitter: @Oga_DoctorBlue Don’t forget get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/201951 minutes, 8 seconds
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38: The Miseducation of OUR Black Youth

Buckle Up and Get Ready - Dr Adria Welcher takes on a journey through the educational system and the “black middle class”. We get personal on this one because not only is it so important but it is so highly relevant to every single one of us. Please pay attention because she holds no punches and gives it to you real and raw. We touch on what it is to be black and middle class, burning the bridge behind us, tracking in our schools, and the path forward. If you are black, progressive, conscious, or woke then this one is needed but be warned it will be tough as you grapple with the concepts presented. THIS EPISODE IS NEEDED!!! We also chat about the real black UNO rules and why did Ricky really go to the store in Boyz in the Hood Catch up to Adria via he email: [email protected] And don’t forget to get social with While Black - Follow us IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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37: Black Parenting Is The Toughest Job In The World

Raising a black child in the world today is the toughest yet most rewarding job there is.. Today we talk real with some real parents about it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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36: Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself - The Why Behind While Black

Allow me to reintroduce myself (We hope you heard Jay Z’s voice when you read that...if not go read it again) Today we sit down and reintroduce ourselves to you. You hear our voices week after week but since we focus so much on our guests we thought it would be good to let you get to know us a little bit more. Plus the While Black family has grown so much it just felt like the right thing to do. What’s are our positions current happening in the country? Do we consider leaving the country? Who inspires us? Are we back at the Waffle House yet? What do we love most about life while black? It's tough being on this side of the mic and to tell the truth it's not something that we want to do again anytime soon….but with that in mind we want to say THANK YOU to ALL OUR GUESTS...we see how tough it is and our appreciation of you is endless. To our listeners WE APPRECIATE THE HELL OUT OF YOU and hope you enjoy getting to know us just a little bit better Peace While Black Family - We Out!!!! Don’t forget get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/201946 minutes, 24 seconds
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35: "Black Women Are Superheroes" - The State of Black Women Today

Have you checked on the black women in your life? If you are a black woman how much time do you spend on YOU? Today we are joined by the amazing Dr Joy Bradford from the platform and podcast Therapy For Black Girls and she talks specifically to and about black women today. Dr Joy hits home on point after point as it relates to the mental health of black women and she helps us to understand what we can do personally to be better help mates to black women. She also scares us a little with her private message to all women “IT’S TIME” …. As she said it we couldn't help but hear Beyonce’s “Bow Down” and “Girls Run The World” playing in the back of our minds. But nonetheless, Bow down to the black women in our lives we will gladly do! Just say no is a theme you will hear throughout this episode and we concur that it is severely needed. After all black women have been the heroes to the human race so we need them well taken care of until the rest of us get our ISHT together. BTW do you know where the fictional Hillman college was located? This episode is a HUGE thank you and we love you to all black women (Love you Wife, Mom, Mother in law, Sister and sister in law...This one is for each of you!) Catch Dr Joy on IG/FB: @therapyforblackgirls or on her website https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/ Don’t forget to get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected]   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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34: High School Sex - The High Cost of A 2 Year Age Gap w/Genarlow Wilson

PARENTS OF YOUNG BLACK MEN AND WOMEN PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ONE While Black sat down with Mr. Genarlow Wilson who several years ago was charged with kidnapping, rape, aggravated sodomy, and convicted of aggravated child molestation after a consensual sexual act occurred at a New Years Eve Party. He was a 17 year old high school student and she was a 15 year old classmate. Today Genarlow is out of prison, a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta GA, and giving back so that our children don’t end up following in his footsteps.  There isn't much more we can say here other than jump in and and hear the details. Afterwards we recommend you sit down and have a conversation with your teen about intersexual respect, sexting, and teen relationships. Go have the difficult conversation before you end up dealing with something so much more difficult. Enjoy this episode and make sure to go engage with Genarlow at [email protected] or on IG: @genarlow Lastly please get social with us: IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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33: Dream Achieving w/Brya Wood ... While Black - Baby, I'm A Star

If you can dream it you can achieve it is much more than just a popular phrase especially when you are Brya Wood. Brya is one of the most sought after hip hop dancers in the country. She has danced for the biggest talent on the stage (Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Missy, Pharrell….) and starred in a few dope tv and film roles. We are blessed that she was kind enough to swing by and spend some time with While Black. Brya inspires us all on how to go from where you are to where you want to be and how to gracefully do it your own way. She drops gem after gem about believing in yourself and recognizing your own power. Plus we get her take on twerk videos ...are the good for the culture or bad for the culture. Brya makes it plain that giving up isn't in her vocabulary and it shouldn't be in your either. If you have ever dreamed but have not yet realized that dream then you have to listen to her break it all the way down. Brya was dope, lively, and one of our favorite guests...her authenticity pours all over this episode. Make sure you get to know her and follow her on IG, FB, Twitter @bryawoods and please check out her single “Papercuts” Don’t forget get social with While Black IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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32: Building Wealth … While Black w/Jay Morrison - How To Get A “Bag”

Wealth building is one of the most important things that black folks need to do. Jay Morrison, CEO of The Tulsa Real Estate Fund, is here hitting us with data, facts, and know how all focused on elevating your person and your wealth position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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31: Cancer ... While Black (w/Ashley Banks) - “Cancer Sucks”

Cancer sucks and I'm willing to bet in one way or another you've felt its wrath. The diagnosis is scary as hell and life changing but data and information is your best friend in fighting it ... dont sweat it tho While Black has your back. This special episode focuses on cancer prevention and empowers US by sharing pertinent must know information. Today while Black sits down with cancer researcher Ashley Banks. Ashley breaks down the what and how behind cancer, the inspiration for her holistic health business (Naturally Mary), and the benefits of veganism and a healthy diet as a cancer prevention tactic. Plus we hear who she'd rather hangout with Cardi b or Beyonce. For anyone cancer curious or cancer affected this is a must listen episode. Follow Ashley on IG @thereal_ashleybanks and @GoNaturallyMary; or hit her website at https://gonaturallymary.com/ Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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30: “Stay Woke” w Justin Blu - Enlightened … While Black

Staying woke is more work than woke. Digging in and forming your own perspective is not an easy thing. The world is noisy and most of it comes from those who who would have you picking cotton rather than picking homes on their block.  How do you re-educate yourself when the country is vested in your miseducation? How do you trust yourself when the country says you aren't trustworthy? Today While Black sits down with Justin Blu and dives into a great conversation on getting woke and staying woke while black. Justin breaks down so much in this episode including was segregation a civil right or a civil wrong, why we MUST pay attention to the treatment of other ethnicities, and what black people need more than anything. Please download or listen now and “Stay Woke” Enjoy this episode and make sure to go follow Justin on his social channels www.Justinblu.com; (IG/Twitter: justinblu_ ;  FB: @JustinBluUniversity Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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29: If you ain't first, you're last w/Bill Lester - NASCAR … While Black

We get some dope guests on While Black and today's guest stays the trend..this brother was literally on Honey Nut Cheerios cereal boxes. Now real talk how many folks do you personally that have been on a damn box of cereal? (I'll Wait) While Black had the chance to sit down with NASCAR pioneer and living legend Bill Lester. Bill wanted to drive fast since his teen years and finally by age 40 made it to the nation's biggest racing stage. Our conversation today leans in hard on how to find your way to your dreams even when the thing you are dreaming about isn't necessarily accepting of who you are. Bill discusses how powerful the support of a black woman can be and calls out his wife specifically for pushing and pulling him to get out there and make his dreams come true. (Pro tip: Black Woman are indeed magic) He also goes in depth on being black and educated in NASCAR shining light on both the amazing times and struggles that being a black race car driver created. Bill is a member of a VERY small group of African Americas to participate in the sport of NASCAR. His story is both black history and a reminder of what black future can look like - we can do anything, be anywhere, and accomplish everything!!!! This is not only a good episode but it holds true to the While Black promise of exposing you to new perceptions and experiences.  Enjoy this episode and make sure to go engage with Bill at www.billlester.com Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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28: Pirouettes, Twerks, & Werk w/Juel Lane - Dancing ... While Black

Twerk, Millie Rock, The Cabbage patch, The Dougie, The Electric Slide, Flossing, Breaking, The Moonwalk, Ballet …… Dance (Oh we do that) is rich in our history and culture. It has been a partner to our community for as long as we have been black and today we are blessed to chat with one of Dance Magazines Top 25 Dancers to Watch - Mr Juel D Lane.   We discuss being a black career dancer, the importance of the older and newer dances, and how black people have left their mark on the industry. Are we fully recognized the way we should be and what's next for black dancers? Also how do we as black people enjoy our right to be angry while not feeding into the the angry black (Fill in the blank) stereotypes that exist … When can we live in our feeling and our moment without the burden of teaching falling at our footsteps? Our While Black Isht today is about the all time best dance scene in a black classic or “hood” movie, Did OJ do it, and What do you love most about life while black? After you listen make sure to check out Ailey II Choreographer, Camille A Brown dancer and Celebrations of Dance Choreographer of the year Mr Juel Lane at www.Jueldlane.com or catch him on IG @jueldlane Don’t forget to follow While Black on all our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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27: Black Proud and Republican - Republican ... While Black

When you hear that someone is a black republican what is the first thought that you have. We polled a few people and the answers didn't surprise me.. Entitled Sellout Bougie Detached Wealthy Regardless as to if you agree or disagree with the words used to describe black Republicans I'd like to pose the question are those words fair? Is it fair to judge someone simply because of a political affiliation? We are of the mindset that if we as black folks are to change our situation and rewrite the accepted narrative on us we will need all of us regardless of income, education, or party affiliation. We need the power of diversity represented by the full spectrum of black people. So as you listen to our black Republican guest Takosha Swan and whether you agree or disagree consider where we can find common ground to go out and win...together! As with any conversation there were points made by Takosha that While Black disagreed with but there were also some that we agreed with.  This episode will help you learn a different mindset as well as how to partner with someone that you may disagree with. Lastly please remember that While Black is a forum meant to bring black people together and discuss our struggles, similarities, and differences..this isn't Fox or CNN and there will NEVER be fighting between blacks folks on this show Hit play or download to get all the details Then make sure you get closer to Takosha and all of her work by visiting businesswomenconsulting.com or her IG: @Takoshaswan Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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26: Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, Led Astray, Run Amok - Enslaved ... While Black

What would you ask the family who enslaved your ancestors? Could you listen to them, forgive them...love them? Would you be sympathetic to their plight and misguided actions? These are some of the topics that we touch on today as we sit down with Diana Roman, a descendant of the Hairston family...one of the largest slave owning families in American history. Over the course of their dominance they owned and managed 43 plantations accounting for over 10,000 enslaved Africans. Diana is eager to redirect her legacy from the atrocities of slavery to possibilities of genealogical reconnection. Her family has complete an intact record for every person they enslaved and are working with the other large historical slave holding families and the mormon to church to provide these records….answering genealogical questions for millions. Hit play or download to get all the details Then make sure you get closer to Diana and all of her work by visiting ourblackancestry.com. Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 21 seconds
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25: No Justice No Peace w/Attorney Gerald Griggs - Social Justice ... While Black

If social justice matters to you then take my word for it THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU. Social Justice Fighter Attorney Gerald Griggs lays it out like none other … PERIOD. We talk everything from being to woke to vote, what social justice is and how we find our way to the promise land and what a social justice league would look like today. We also open up the While Black Anti Racism Call Center getting you prepared to handle any racist words coming your way. Just go listen RIGHT NOW to Attorney Gerald Griggs Make sure to catch up with Attorney Greggs on his social platforms - it’s easy they are all @attorneygriggs or catch him on his website at www.geraldagriggs.com/ Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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24: Hip Hop Saves America w/DJ Hurricane - Legendary ... While Black

Can Hip Hop has save Black America? That's the question we pose to a hip hop originator the legendary DJ Hurricane. Hurricane cut his teeth in hip hops early years alongside Run DMC and his best friend Jam Master Jay while creating his own brand as the long time DJ for the Beastie Boys. On this episode we talk how hip hop has created an economy allowing more of us to thrive and survive than sports. We also hear his thoughts on the growth and future of hip hop and learn if maybe hip hop missed an opportunity to create advocates in white america where enemies now stand. Hurricane breaks down his role in hip hop today, his daughter's success on the reality show Growing Up Hip Hop, and spills the bean on his new project Jay’s Hat, launching soon!!! Tune in now and understand the experience of not just growing up hip hop but being active in the birth of hip hop Make sure you follow DJ Hurricane on Instagram @djhurricane1 Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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23: Purpose Driven Hustling w/Sammy Approved - The Hustle ... While Black

If the hustle is more art than science then today's guest Sammy Approved (The Hip Hop Barbara Walters) is without question a critically acclaimed artist. She has developed a knack to not only find her way into amazing opportunities but also to create opportunities in the places she wishes to be. The power of believing in yourself and turning that belief into action is a skill the black community can always learn and improve upon - and Sammy has it down cold! Today's episode isn't about what black about what she does but instead its a focus on creating success while black and not stopping until YOU are satisfied with your position. Download this one now and get busy building!.  Make sure to follow Sammy Approved: IG @sammyapproved, The I Do Music Podcast @idmpodcast; The Girl Frans Podcast @girlfranspod; Sammy Approved TV www.sammyapproved.tv Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/201951 minutes, 16 seconds
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22: I Feel Like Praising Him w/Gospel Artists Half Mile Home - Gospel Music ... While Black

Ain’t much (and by ain't much we really mean nothing) we enjoy talking about more than Jesus and in todays episode we talk at length about the LORD and our expression of love for him via musical praise. This is a dope episode in general, but especially if you have ever been through anything. Most of us recognize that religion and gospel music have carried us through some dark time and some amazing moments and we were blessed to have Gospel Recording Group Half Mile Home in the studio with us to share all things gospel and address a few of their dark and amazing times. They take us on a ride covering their time with Jodeci and Missy in the basement all the way to praising the holy name of the lord up to building their own appliance business empire. All things are possible through faith and Half Mile Home is a shining example of that. Strap up and buckle in for an awesome episode with an inspirational and enlightening guest in Half Mile Home. Make sure you follow Half Mile Home on their webpage at www.halfmilehome.com as well on their ig page (@halfmilehome) Please follow While Black on our social media IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 8 seconds
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21: I Wanna Be A Star w/Rhavynn Drummer (T.P. Studios)

Being a casting agent is a dope gig, but just like any other job it comes with its share of hurdles. Racial bias, ignorance, and “black on black” crime are as prominent here as they are anywhere. Take a moment and chop it up with While Black and Rhavynn Drummer (Casting Director, Freelance & Tyler Perry Studios) as we talk casting while black. If you are interested in what's black about the industry, getting casted or starting a career behind the camera this is a must listen to episode. Rhavynn drops gem after gem and gives her opinion on the good the bad and the ugly. We also discuss those FB posts saying that Tyler Perry will buy you a new house if you just repost this one little post..SPOILER ALERT… STOP DREAMING.... Parting words ... “Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith”..... Hold on to that nugget from Rhavynn and apply it to every aspect of your life...You're welcome. Follow Rhavynn on her social channels below IG:@rhavynn; Official Website: www.rhavynndrummer.com Don't forget to follow and interact with While Black FB: @whileblackpodcast; Twitter: @whileblackpc; IG: While_Black; Email:[email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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20: I'll Take The Diet Fries (w/The Queen of Abs) - Fitness ... While Black

Fitness starts with diet!!! If you don't take anything else from this episode take that. Today, just in time to support holding on and meeting your weight loss and fitness resolutions While Black was blessed to sit down with the Queen of Abs - Ms Santia Deck. Santia is a personal trainer, fitness model, athlete, and all around DOPE person that knows what she is talking about when it comes to health and fitness. If you have a desire to change your body or your level of health THIS IS A MUST LISTEN TO EPISODE. She breaks down the rules of health engagement, sheds the light of truth on to what a cheat day actually should be, and she drops pro tips to help you succeed. We also talk about the lack of color in the fitness industry and what our communities need to “shape up” and eat right. Make sure to go out there and follow Santia (The Queen of Abs) on her social media IG: Queenofabs or trackbaby001 and hit her website at www.queenofabs.com And make sure to follow The While Black Podcast - we want to make you better FB: @whileblackpodcast; Twitter: @whileblackpc; IG: While_Black; Email:[email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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19: Our Music Our Stories w/Grammy Nominated Artist Dwele - Soul Music … While Black

This episode was recording on location in Dwele's Atlanta Airbnb so the sound is slightly different from our normal - but its still AMAZING!!! This is a side of Dwele that you have not seen in interview before so take it in and enjoy it! The interview was simply DOPE!! Today we chat with National Recording Artist Dwele about the role of black music today as well as his music and its role in the culture. We touch on the history of music's relationship with black folks from songs like Strange Fruit to What’s Going On all the way up to todays music. We honestly have a great time talking good music.  We learn whose entire musical catalog Dwele would erase if he had to and believe me the choices was gave made it an impossible question. Dwele also tells us what he thinks black folks need to create a better country for ourselves and has some dope advice for our community to “build a window” toward greater opportunity. For you Dwele fans this is a very different glimpse into one of the dopest soul music artists around today. Check this episode out now!!! Hit the download button now to join this conversation and have a great time learning about Soul Music, Dwele, and our culture. This is a great episode that you dont want to miss. We also want to know whose musical catalog you would cut...While Black Isht!!! Follow Dwele on his social channels below IG:@therealdwele; FB: @Dwele; Official Website: www.Dwele.com Don't forget to follow and interact with While Black FB: @whileblackpodcast; Twitter: @whileblackpc; IG: While_Black; Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/201943 minutes, 23 seconds
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1: HIV Has Changed LOVE Hasn't - HIV … While Black

HIV is no longer a death sentence! It has changed considerably over the last decade and considering we make up a disproportionately large percentage of new HIV diagnoses we should all be better informed. Listen to Nona Nunu Thomas talk us through learning her diagnosis, how she is winning at life despite her diagnosis, and how she is enjoying healthy abundant relationships including monogamous unprotected sex while NOT transmitting the virus. Do you know what prep is? Do you know what pep is? Do you know your status? U=U undetectable means untransmittable Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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17: What do you think we're gonna do...Ask? Season Finale ... While Black

Welcome to the last episode of While Black season 1 Today's episode is a fun one. We introduce you to the third and primarily silent member of the While Black team...the man behind our dope quality...Wahid We talk while black shit, our favorites episodes and what's coming next for season 2  We also play a Tupac clip that shares the distinction of being the bedrock for which While Black is based. Tune in and enjoy We will drop a special episode on December 1 for world aids day…and then we will see you in January for While Black season 2 Peace!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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16: 1 in 5 suffer - Mental Illness ... While Black

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN TO EPISODE How many times growing up did we see our uncle who was always drunk or our aunt who was known to have conversations with herself. How many times did you hear that someone was getting a crazy check and how often were you told just to be careful around that certain family member. Mental illness affects so many of us that it has become normalized. So much that we often don't recognize it and often dont get treatment. 1 in 5 US adults suffer from mental illness and 1 in 16 suffer from major mental illness. Today we sit down with Dr Harrison Davis to dive into mental illness in the black community. We learn what mental illness can look like and how we can better take care of those around us who suffer from it. We also learn how to increase our chances of surviving a police interaction when in the middle of a mental health crisis. For more information on Mental Illness please visit The national alliance on mental illness (NAMI.ORG) Please find more info on Dr Harrison at his website (harrisondavis.com) or on his podcast Two Therapist and a Microphone Follow While Black on our social media channels IG: while_black. Twitter:whileblackpc fb:@whileblackpodcast email:[email protected] #blackhealth #mentalhealth #mentalillness #NAMI #blackfamily #Broken #depression #anxiety #hope #recovery #stress #bravenotbroken Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 4 seconds
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15: Shake it fast...Stripping...While Black

Exotic dancing is by some accounts a taboo career but for those in it its a job like so many others and dancers deal with the same bias and racism that the rest of us do. Tune in and listen to Dani Love break down the exotic dance industry. Listen up its a good one! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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14: Each of us has a story ... The Literary World ... While Black

There’s a story the world needs to hear and you are the only person who can tell it? Today on While Black we talk with the author of 16 novels and owner of Delphine Publications Tamika Newhouse. Tamika goes in depth on how she created her own success - growing from teen mom to prominent CEO and successful author We learn what makes her tick, why she is winning, and why you should be too. Listen to Tamika’s thoughts on how to go from where you are to where you should be and why it is so important to tell our own stories! Tune in - Be Inspired - Become an inspiration This one is a lot of fun Find Tamika: Twitter @Tamikanewhouse; FB Tamika Newhouse or her website TamikaNewhouse.com Catch us on all our social media Twitter:whileblackpc. Fb:@whileblackpodcast. IG: While_black and email [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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13: Each One Teach One - The Barbershop ... While Black

Each one teach one - The barbershop ... While Black The black mans country club it's where we go to look good, feel good, and recharge. It's a safe place to be a black man uninterrupted for 45 minutes and its role is an important today as it has always been. Honestly speaking we would argue it's more important today than it's ever been. Today we take you inside the barbershop and barbershop conversations with Zoe. We talk the state of Black America, black men and fathers, and what's next for us. We apologize to black women collectively and we discuss how the barbers in the shop have been and need to be again role models in our communities. Enjoy the ride… Follow Zoe: IG@Zoecuts and on FB@Diamond zoe Catch us on all our social media Twitter:whileblackpc. Fb:@whileblackpodcast. IG: While_black and email [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/201859 minutes, 51 seconds
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12: Survival Isnt Always An Option - Prison ... While Black

Prison isn't what it looks like on TV and today we go in-depth with a former Rikers Island CO on the real and the raw behind life in prison. This is a rough and descriptive episode but hopefully you walk away with a clear understanding of what life in prison really looks like Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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11: You are the dream. Discover the dreamer. Genealogy, Slavery & Healing ... While Black

Are we STILL enslaved or is that just our history? Who were my people and where do i come from? Download or play now to hear genealogy expert Sharon Morgan help direct you to these answers regarding our history, our need to heal, and that age old question "Where do I come from" Take a ride with While Black Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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10: Where is my 40 acres and a mule? Housing Discrimination and Wealth Building ... While Black

Where is my 40 acres and a mule? This episodes goes deep into the history of housing discrimination (redlining, blockbusting, and gentrification) and talks strategies for changing the narrative today. Join us as we chat with real estate historian and agent Andrea Morgan on this incredibly important topic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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9: Sexual Confidence ... While Black

From ways to grow your sexual confidence and what foods make your vagina taste great all the way to sexual trauma and what's black about sex - todays guest Meka Nicole stays open and honest about it all Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 1 second
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8: Hollywood Dreaming...While Black

Breaking into the highly guarded world of film and TV is already hard but now imagine doing it while black. Today we chat with Dui Jarrod for an up close and personal look at what it takes as well as how important dreaming yourself to a new reality really is Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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7: Black male privilege and its impact on women...While Black

While Black: A Podcast on Black Excellence with two seriously opinionated hosts bringing you the real and the sometimes raw on anything happening while black. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/20181 hour, 5 minutes
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6: Code-switching...While Black

We’ve all felt that internal rage while in public and fought to keep our “inner n-word” in check. We’ve all called that friend at work and heard them greet us in their “white” voice and if we are honest we all have our own “white” voice. All brown and black people code switch - so now lets have a real conversation about it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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5: Black TV's Impact on Us... While Black

Black TV once had the power to pull the family together for quality time and conversations. Does is still and are we missing this element as today's black family? Where is the time that we grow TOGETHER while we listen and learn with and from each other? Lets talk about it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/201856 minutes, 57 seconds
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4: Policing While Black

Hear directly from a black law enforcement officer on exactly how he feels about the current relationship between black people and the police. Mac breaks down the duality of the mind of a black policeman in Trumps America Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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3: They shootin and making us look - managing our emotions While Black

Every new "hashtag" has an impact - each is taking a toll on us. Racial Injustice hurts us all and the murder of Antwon Rose is no different. Lets talk about it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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2: Your Rights when stopped by police ...While Black

A conversation on your rights when dealing with the police along with suggestions to prepare our children and ourselves to manage through these often unfair situations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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1: Meet your While Black Hosts

We kick off the inaugural episode of While Black introducing you to your hosts Art and Vince. We find out why this idea was important to them and hear what they think it means to be a black man in America today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/201844 minutes, 42 seconds