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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.
 
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Alana Baumann and Samra Michael

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SHE WELL READ is a bite-sized book club that believes we, as women, learn just as much in conversation with each other as we do through reading… so naturally, we combined the two! Each season of the podcast, best friends Alana & Samra, discuss a book that feels relevant & timely to us as twenty-somethings attempting to find balance in our lives as full-time corporate baddies & part-time creatives babies. SWR releases episodes every Wednesday while in-season / releases bonus episodes every fe ...
 
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Welcome to JARO Podcast hosted by filmmaker, writer, director and producer, Tomeka M. Winborne. JARO Podcast presents culturally relevant topics featuring actors, musicians, artists, writers and media industry trend setters in the world of arts and entertainment from across the African Diaspora.
 
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
 
Welcome to...The Grown Folks Podcast - Adulting Made Easy. Here to help you 'Get your money up'(investing, business, financial literacy, careers), keep it 'Grown ‘n’ sexy' (relationships, dating, sex & physical health) and 'Get your mind right' (spirituality/mental health/mindfulness & well being, personal development)
 
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Bio: Ms. Doleman is the principal and founder of SEAS Community Partners, LLC. Ms. Doleman has over 25 years of experience as an innovative solution provider and leader in developing strategic solutions for nonprofit organizations, small businesses, commercial organizations, and government agencies. Ms. Doleman began her professional career in comp…
 
Jason Roberts Bio Family Background: Born August 5, 1975 in Bryan TX to Mary and George Roberts Two brothers Michael (8 yrs older) and John (1 year younger) Dad (George) was a college professor at Prairie View A&M University HBCU for many years Mom (Mary) was a high school teacher George was the first black to receive a PhD in Mathematics from the …
 
Hey well read baddies! Welcome to the third episode of season 3! On today's episode we are discussing the second essay of Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes titled Yes, I Have Free Time Because I Don't Have Kids. We talk about some social media controversies floating around right now, the perception of modern day womanhood, and maki…
 
Bio: Adesola Akindele is a 20-year international serial entrepreneur and novice angel investor who believes that entrepreneurship is the key to economic prosperity, especially for underestimated and under-represented economic groups. As an economist, she is never shy of looking ahead or at the bigger picture, examining key metrics that differentiat…
 
Hey well read baddies! Welcome to the second episode of season 3! On today's episode we are discussing the intro esssay of Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes titled 2020 Was Gonna Be My Year! (LOL) . We talk about what our own expectations of what 2020 was going to be vs the reality, long distance dating, and looking forward to year…
 
Bio Ginny was most recently Director, Executive Recruiting at Google from August 2016 until November 2020. In this role, she led the Diversity, Non-tech Recruiting, and the Leadership Internal Mobility teams. Before Google, Ginny was a Partner at Spencer Stuart, the global executive search firm, where she co-founded and led the firm’s Global Divers…
 
Hey well read baddies! Welcome to the first episode of season 3!!! We're so excited to get started with this seasons book "Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes" by Phoebe Robinson. On today's episode we discuss the potential life shift Samra's currently experiencing, student loans (THANKS JOE!), and some info about this seasons author…
 
Bio ALA Public Relations was founded by Angela Lewis, a former professional basketball player, championship winning coach and author. Angela garnered significant media attention through her high level sports experiences. She has been interviewed on every type of media platform while rising to the top to become a professional athlete. With a desire …
 
Hey well read baddies! We're back on and poppin today with the LAST episode of our official countdown to season 3! Today, Lana and Samra discuss a recent tik tok that we can all relate to a little too much, bama rush tok, and an urn, a vagina, and a uterus oh my?! Tune in to hear all of the updates! We can’t wait to hear from you! :) Please send an…
 
Jerome Myers Jerome Myers aka “J” is a developer of people and places. He is the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of DreamCatchers and The Myers Development Group. Through these entities he gets to live out his childhood dreams of helping people manifest the things they imagine and create social proof that dreams should be real. Since leaving …
 
Hey well read baddies! We're back on and poppin today with the third episode of our official countdown to season 3! Today, Alana gives us her take on what she's read so far of "Where the Crawdads Sing" and shares one of her favorite clips from the episode titled "In the Thick of Things at JCPenny" from last season. Lana and Samra also discuss back …
 
Short Bio Entrepreneurs need resources, training, and a realistic approach to launching their businesses – that’s where I come in. I’m the Director of Economic Development & Innovation at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, where one of my primary functions is running San Diego’s first low-to-moderate income and diversity focused acceler…
 
Hey well read baddies! We're back on and poppin today with the second episode of our official countdown to season 3! Today, Samra gives us her take on the new show "The Summer I Turned Pretty" (spoiler warning) having read the book in high school. In addition, she shares one of her favorite clips from the episode "What Business?" from last season. …
 
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…
 
Hey well read baddies! We're back on and poppin today with the first episode to kick off our official countdown to season 3! Hear some updates on Sam and Lana's lives, new season updates, a limited edition merch drop, and BEYONCE?! We love to see it all! Tune in and share with a friend! We can’t wait to hear from you! :) Please send any questions o…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
On today's episode, we are continuing our #black365 campaign with special guest Dr. Annise Mabry. We talk about all things love, life, and what it looks like to be an ally in the LGBTQ+ community. You don't want to miss this empowering conversation! https://bookshop.org/shop/shewellread We can’t wait to hear from you! :) Please send any questions o…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 12. Michael Jordan leads Chicago to 1st NBA Title. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 at the Great Western Forum to capture the NBA Finals in five games. It was the Bulls’ first-ever NBA title in their 25th anniversary season in the league. Jordan scored 30 points and…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 11. Kennedy's Report to the American People on Civil Rights. It was a speech on civil rights, delivered on radio and television by President John F. Kennedy from the Oval Office in which he proposed legislation that would later become the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Kennedy was initially caut…
 
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