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We spotlight Black and African entrepreneurs, artists, Non-profit leaders, and community activists to learn from their career and entrepreneurship journey. Listeners gain access to these accomplished professionals' knowledge, resources, and tools and come away with the know-how, confidence, and motivation needed to RISE in their Career and Business.
 
Humans Being is one-hour podcast hosted by world-renowned saxophonist Kirk Whalum. In each episode, Kirk will guide us through an entertaining mix of stories from his lengthy career, musings on spirituality and politics, observations about world events and conversations with celebrities and media personalities. And, of course, impromptu jam sessions with artists you know and some you should know. Kirk’s objective is to inspire, entertain and increase our collective spiritual territory!
 
Every week an episode of “The Turn Around Podcast” is released, each one documenting the hoop journey of Bull City's own Stewart “Squirt” Holley. Squirt's raw storytelling is both a cautionary tale and a hero's journey, starting from worn park courts to polished hardwood floors where only professionals are allowed to play. The Turn Around Podcast is a true life basketball story of how a tall, skinny, Black boy from rural North Carolina became a prison yard baller, international basketball st ...
 
Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com
 
AALF believes that telling our stories is crucial to the success of the African American community. Through our podcast and community engagement work we’re raising the profiles of champions in our community, celebrating our successes, and addressing the challenges we face. By listening to our weekly program, becoming a network contributor and participating in our convenings, you’re helping to re-shape the narrative around Black lives and the Black experience. The podcast also airs on KMOJ Su ...
 
Listen as two seasoned hip hop savants rekindle an old friendship through their ongoing love for Hip Hop culture. @big_phil_aka_ns_itchy and @iamspFresh reflect on the coming of age of Hip Hop and their personal lives. Fresh Two Deaf Podcast not only works to breakdown the anatomy of poetic artistry but documents the restart of a pure brotherhood.
 
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Talking Off The Couch

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Talking Off The Couch

Tatiana Smith, M.A., LPC-S, Mental Health and Wellness Counseling, Personal

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Talking of the Couch podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on mental health and mental wellness with in the communities of color. These conversations will be with Tatiana Smith, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas. It's time to shed light and break stigmas within the black culture about mental health/illness and mental wellness as well as in other communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person who may be strugglin ...
 
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Men of Change

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Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

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This audio experience takes listeners on a thought-provoking journey through the triumphs, challenges, and achievements of some of our country’s most righteous Black men. Themes are made more personal by the voices and testimony of DC community members in the Deanwood neighborhood and Ron Brown High School students. Start at any one of 8 tour stops, but to follow our guided path, start at Ron Brown High School. Ron Brown High School students, teachers, and Deanwood community members featured ...
 
Podcast with a cool twist. As though your book club has fused with social media. Let's read something that is powerfully impactful, that will help you grow and learn something meaningful and positively impactful. And share some thoughts that may shed some light.
 
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Dr. Herbert Harris is a retired attorney and author of numerous books including How to Make Money in Music, a highly popular guide book to the music industry published by Arco/Prentice Hall and Power Thoughts for Your Success. After practicing law for many years, Mr. Harris retired to pursue a full-time writing and speaking career. Dr. Harris studi…
 
Quick Bio: Devin Wilkins, Founder of Meeting Where You Are (MYWA). Devin Wilkins is a native of Baltimore, MD, a graduate of Delaware State University, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and a proud father. Post college, Devin has been actively involved doing community outreach for "troubled" youth. He works with many organizations such a…
 
That's it. That's about all the description we need. The O'jays have such an expansive catalogue of music that has inarguably touched most Americans in some way, shape or form. Most of us get the warm and fuzzies when we hear the opening bars of "our song" by the legendary trio. Original member Walter Williams takes us down memory lane, and elabora…
 
On this episode of R&R on Sports, Howard and Larry are joined by Harvey Catchings, retired NBA player. They talk about his great career in the league and what it is like being the father of a Hall of Famer. Make sure to tune into this episode and the latest episodes of R&R on Sports on kudzukian.com or by downloading the KUDZUKIAN App.…
 
Chef Donald J. Smith was born and raised in New Orleans, the heart and soul of Creole and Cajun culture. It was there that he learned the ins and outs of authentic Creole Cuisine at the feet of his mother and uncle. Known in culinary circles as “Chef D,” the chef specializes in Creole, Cajun, and soul food. Chef D has owned several restaurants. His…
 
Bio: Vernon Beckford is the CEO of Diversified Lending Solutions. Mr. Beckford has fifteen years of experience and leadership in investment management, debt and equity joint ventures, commercial mortgage origination, and distressed loan workouts. Concurrent with his roles at large companies, he had made early-stage investments in tech and operating…
 
As early as ninth grade, Rodney Perry knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He shares what it was like to work during the Covid era and moving from his job to full-time entrepreneurship. Plus, there are new questions this season, His answer to what women don't know about Black men gave me chills. Rodney Perry is a digital creative from Jackson, TN.…
 
Bio: Ed is a native of Washington, D.C., now residing in Broward County, FL. Focused, hardworking, selfless, and determined is how many who know him would describe him, but he credits much of his success and development thus far to the powerful network he’s established. Ed is a graduate of Delaware State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s d…
 
In Episode 5, Holley shares his professional basketball experience in Joniskis, Lithuania. As the combo guard for Delikatesas 2004-2006, Squirt experienced the ups and downs of playing on a professional level and leading his team to countless victories. His leadership on the court was felt even in the losses and as a Black man in a city and country…
 
THE BLACK MEN SPEAK PODCAST IS BACK. In October of 2021, I interviewed Phillip Henderson as he was about to lead a team of seven climbers to the top of Mt. Everest. He is back, along with Dom Mullins and Thomas Moore to give a first-hand account of his journey as he and his team successfully reached the summit on May 12th, 2022.…
 
Miguel Landestoy is Jazz Pianist, Educator and Arts Administrator and Podcaster based out of Boston MA currently working at Berklee College of Music as a student advisor. As a “multi-hyphenate”, he is constantly looking towards the next step on his artistic journey and how he can better serve the artistic community. The first of his family to be bo…
 
Deidra Mayberry Bio: Deidra Mayberry is the Executive Director and Co-Founder at Reading to New Heights nonprofit. Deidra holds a Bachelor's in Communications from UTSA (2009) with a concentration in Public Relations with a Business (minor). Deidra is a modern Thought Leader in the new era. She has created an environment where adult learners can th…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 5. Frederick Douglass gave his speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?". He was an African American abolitionist, orator, newspaper publisher, and author. He became the first Black U.S. marshal. Douglass was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot Cou…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 4. Marian Anderson and Ralph Bunche receive the first Medals of Freedom. She was an American singer, and an important figure in the struggle for African-American artists to overcome racial prejudice. Bunche was an American political scientist, diplomat, member of the United Nations for more…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 3. Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. After demonstrating exceptional athletic abili…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 2. Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The 10 years that followed saw great strides for the African American civil rights movement, as non-vio…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 1st. Roland Hayes named soloist with Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was the first African American singer to achieve success on the classical concert stage. Hayes was born in Curryville, Georgia, to Fanny and William Hayes, who were former slaves. He wanted an education, but he had to drop o…
 
Bio: Alex is the President and Sr. Loan officer at Stronger Lending, a family owned, and operated mortgage brokerage based in San Diego. He has been in the financial services industry for over 14 years and has worked in retail banking, management and currently services clients mortgage needs. He graduated from SDSU in 2009 with a degree in Politica…
 
In this episode, Squirt describes how it feels after realizing his lifelong dream of being a professional basketball star! In Lithuania the audiences go wild wherever he goes, the arena is filled, and everyone sees him for the talent that he is. Holley recounts his next-level training, the experienced player that took him under his wing and helped …
 
Bio: Jarvis is a success coach who helps entrepreneurs turbocharge their productivity by winning the morning and hacking their goals so that they can achieve them faster. He is also the founder of the accelerated growth club, bringing together like-minded individuals who are all pursuing the best version of themselves. Connect with Jarvis! Instagra…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 30. Lena Horne was born. She was an African-American dancer, actress, Grammy-winning singer, and civil rights activist. Horne left school at age 16 to help support her ailing mother and became a dancer at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City. She was discovered by producer John Hammond,…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 29. NAACP chairman S.G. Spottswood criticize Nixon's administration. Stephen Gill Spottswood was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He went on to Albright College, earning a B.A. in history in 1917; Gordon Divinity School; and Yale Divinity School, where he earned his doctorate. He joined the N…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 28. The U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the use of racial quotas for university applications. The medical school at the University of California, as part of the university’s affirmative action program, had reserved 16 percent of its admission places for minority applicants. Allan Bakke, a wh…
 
BIO Kia is a proud wife and mom of two boys, ages six and three. After growing up in a home where her mother birthed an in-home licensed daycare, she found her second career in education after graduating from HBCU - Clark Atlanta University. While she has served in diverse roles in K-16, Kia has been in adult education leadership for over the past …
 
You may know Alonzo Bodden as one of the winners of Last Comic Standing. Or, you may know him from his regular rotation on NPR's wildly popular show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. But do you know-know him? Get to know Alonzo Bodden a bit more alongside Kirk as the two pack in a lot during this fun-filled hour. Did you know he started out, much like Bill …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 27. Frederick Jones invents the ticket dispensing machine. He was an U.S. inventor credited with more than 60 patents. After a challenging childhood, Jones taught himself mechanical and electrical engineering, inventing a range of devices relating to refrigeration, sound, and automobiles. I…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 26. Sit-in demonstrations and passive resistance began in Cairo, Illinois. Despite Illinois’s relatively liberal reputation, Cairo, a small city far south from Chicago, was thoroughly segregated and violently racist. Local youths formed the Cairo Nonviolent Freedom Committee (CNVFC) and inv…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 25. Sonia Sotomayor was born. She is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman of color, first Hispanic, and first Latina member of the Court. Sotomayor was raised in a housing project in the Bronx. After the death of her father, her mother worked long …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 24. John R. Lynch became first African-American to preside over deliberations of a national political party. Born into slavery in Louisiana, he became free in 1863 under the Emancipation Proclamation. He became active in the Republican Party by the age of 20. Although too young to participa…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 23. Wilma Rudolph was born. She was an American sprinter, the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals in a single Olympics. Physically disabled for much of her early life, Rudolph wore a leg brace until she was twelve years old. Because there was little medical care av…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 22. Arthur Ashe leads UCLA to the NCAA tennis championship. Ashe was coached and mentored by Robert Walter Johnson at his tennis summer-camp home in Lynchburg, Virginia. Johnson helped fine-tune Ashe's game and taught him the importance of racial socialization through sportsmanship, etiquet…
 
JUNETEENTH - A Celebration of Freedom. Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth) is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. It is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. It is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States. HI…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 21. Painter Henry Ossawa Tanner was born. He was an American artist and the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim. After a childhood spent largely in Philadelphia, Tanner began an art career in earnest in 1876,painting harbour scenes, landscapes, and animals from the …
 
Bio: Antonio graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2008, with a focus in Business Law. He passed the Maryland Bar in 2010 and Texas Bar in 2016. Antonio was also selected and licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 2017. While in law school, Antonio held law clerk positions at several law firms as we…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 20. Harry Belafonte became the first African American to win an Emmy award. As one of the most successful African-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. He was an early supp…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 19. Solidarity Day March In November 1967 civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) met and decided to launch a Poor People’s Campaign to highlight and find solutions to many of the problems facing the country’s poor. T…
 
On this episode of R&R on Sports, Howard and Larry are joined by Phil Horton, Director of Athletic Performance and pit crew coach for NASCAR's Drive for Diversity Crew Member Development program. They talk about what it takes to be a pit crew coach and dive into diversity in sports when it comes to coaching. Make sure to tune into this episode and …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 18. W.H. Richardson patents Baby Buggy. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and he made a huge improvement to the baby carriage. Richardson decided to create a stroller to be shaped more like a symmetrical basket, rather than a shell, as it was back then. This new design made it easier for …
 
In Episode 3, Holley confronts a new recruit on the court and decides that he's had enough of playing for a coach who doesn't recognize his value to the squad. In his final year at Rockingham Community College, Squirt is faced with an unbeatable challenge and a decision that will permanently alter the course of his Basketball career. To book Stewar…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 17. Tuskegee Boycott began. The issue of the boycott was segregation and voting rights. The voting districts for the city of Tuskegee were changed dramatically to prevent black citizens from electing local officials. The Tuskegee Civic Association (TCA), a predominantly black organization w…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 16. Kenneth A. Gibson became the first African American mayor of Newark. He entered politics in the 1960s, during the Civil Rights Movement, by joining the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Congress of Racial Equality (COR…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 14. William H. Gray was elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives. He graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1959 and enrolled in Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, majoring in sociology. In 1972, Gray succeeded his father as the senior minister at Br…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 15. Henry Ossian Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, the eldest of five brothers. His mother, Isabelle Flipper, and his father, Festus Flipper, a shoemaker, and carriag…
 
The soul sangin Omar Wilson is coming for us all with his incredible vocals and delivery. [Check him out on the remake of Secret Garden with Shawn Stockman, Raheem DeVaughn and Sisquo.] Kirk has the pleasure of sitting with Omar to deep dive into self love, fearless faith and making peace with not always understanding the why's behind the way God m…
 
Bio: Dr. Anton Dormer was born to immigrant parents within the City of New York. His mother is from the Caribbean Islands of Guadeloupe FWI and his father is from Jamaica. Both of them where very influential in Dr. Dormer entering the healthcare field. Dr. Dormer grew up in a household where education was valued. Both his parents were in school thr…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 13. Thurgood Marshall named the first African-American Court's justice. After being rejected by the University of Maryland Law School because he was not white, Marshall attended Howard University Law School; he received his degree in 1933, ranking first in his class. He established a privat…
 
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