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30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience

30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience

By 30 to Life Podcast
Breaking stereotypes, building legacies, and helping others along the way. 30 to Life is for 30 somethings trying to make it in America. Tune in every Thursday with Muki and Brown as they have stimulating conversations with a hint of comedy about everyday millennial life, wealth, health, and everything else. 30 to Life is more than a podcast, it is an experience.

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82: The Rise of Homeschooling and the Impact On Black Children with Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman
In this episode, the guys chat with Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman about her upcoming book Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice and Popular Culture. She breaks down her experience as a former homeschooling mother, the impact homeschool has on black children in America, and so much more. Tune in.  More about our guest: Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Colemann. is a former homeschooling mother, cultural curator, community organizer, nationally recognized speaker, and writer. Her work centers the social and political life experiences, history, and culture of the people of the African diaspora. She is author of the children's bookMariah's Maraca's and has poetry and short stories in numerous books,  including the 2020 anthology The Fire Inside: Poems and Stories from Zora's Den. Her academic work has been published in The Journal of Higher Education Politics & Economics, and the book Afrofuturism in Black Panther: Gender, Identity and the Remaking of Blackness. Her journalistic bylines have appeared in more than a dozen publications, including Ebony, Romper, The Grade, The Washington Informer and The Afro. She has been quoted in the media as a homeschooling expert, interviewed by Slate, Wired, The Washington Post, NBC and more. She is co-editor of the book Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice and Popular Culture. Learn more by visiting her website at KhadijahAli-Coleman.com Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter Subscribe to YouTube Channel by clicking here LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST Contemporary Perspectives on Black Homeschooling
01:02:08
January 15, 2022
81: Think and Grow Unbroken with Michael Anthony
In this episode, the guys chat with Michael Anthony. He is the founder of Think Unbroken, a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, podcast host, coach, and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma. He shares how he went from homeless to hero and steps he took to have an unbroken mindset. Later he breaks down the keys to healing from trauma and how to change your life. Tune in! More about our guest: Since 2016, Michael has empowered over 100,000 trauma survivors to get out of The Vortex, learn to love themselves, and become the hero of their own story. Michael has written multiple books including the best seller Think Unbroken: Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma, spoken in over 80 countries, won investments from Undercover Billionaire Grant Cardone, and is on a mission to end Generational Trauma in his lifetime. Learn more at https://www.thinkunbroken.com Check out his podcast: https://www.thinkunbrokenpodcast.com/
51:07
January 08, 2022
80: Year In Review - Our Favorite Episodes & What We Learned
In this episode, the guys discuss their favorite moments/episodes of the podcast in 2021 and the lessons they learned. Tune in!
36:28
January 02, 2022
79: How To Build a Six-Figure Blogging Business and Travel the World with Isabel Leong
In this episode, the guys chat with Isabel Leong from belaroundtheworld.com. She discusses her life as a full-time travel blogger/digital nomad, how she built her business, and how others can grow their brands & drive traffic to their websites. Tune in. More about our guest: Isabel Leong is full-time travel blogger at belaroundtheworld.com and SEO coach roaming the world at a whim. She helps aspiring bloggers and brands get the most out of their online presence and financial freedom by ranking on Google faster with SEO and expose millennial travellers to experiences beyond their imaginations. FREE beginner SEO course: https://www.belaroundtheworld.com/free-seo-course/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belardtheworld/ Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/belaroundtheworld Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/belardtheworld/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belaroundtheworld/
34:27
December 24, 2021
78: The Blockchain Blueprint & A Deep Dive Into Cryptocurrency with Sae'Von Springer
In this episode, the guys chat with Sae’Von Springer. He is the founder of the blockchain firm Native Assets and author of the Blockchain Blueprint. Sae’Von breaks down his journey into blockchain technologies and digital currency. Later in the episode, they discuss the Metaverse, NFTs, investing, closing the wealth gap, and all things cryptocurrency. Tune in! More about our guest: Sae’Von Springer is the founder & managing partner of Native Assets, a blockchain firm specializing in empowering clients with the knowledge & tools required to secure their assets, preserve their purchasing power, & compound their wealth via conscious implementation of blockchain technologies & strategically leveraged digital asset markets. Recognizing the massive chasm of knowledge in the digital asset sector, Springer realized he was uniquely positioned to assist those ready and willing to learn. As a life-long tech enthusiast & student of history, he grasped the complexities of blockchain & cryptography, foreseeing its broader societal implications. Being an investor & trader from legacy markets, he understands & appreciates the unique financial products & services powered by smart contracts & decentralized protocols. Thus, “Native Assets” was born. Official Website: https://www.nativeassets.co/ Blockchain Foundations 21 Day Program: https://www.nativeassets.co/foundations Amazon Book Link: https://bit.ly/blockchainblueprintbook Free Ebook: https://www.nativeassets.co/blueprintbook Podcast: https://anchor.fm/nativeassets Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nativeassetsblockchain/ *This episode is sponsored by Audible. Sign up here for a free trial to listen to amazing books. http://audibletrial.com/30tolife
01:03:15
December 11, 2021
77: Taxes 101 And How To Take Advantage Of The Tax Code With Cherie Of The Little CPA
In this episode, the guys chat with Chérie of the Little CPA. She breaks down the tax code and ways that you can reduce your taxes. They discuss taxes on cryptocurrency, stocks, and more. Tune in! Learn more about Chérie and the Little CPA at www.thelittecpa.com More about our guest: Chérie is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 10 years of Public Accounting Experience. She was recently named one of the AICPA’s 40 Under 40 Black CPAs, and she is 1 of 29 young CPAs accepted into the AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy. Outside of work, she serves on the Board of Directors for a local performing arts nonprofit and an economic development nonprofit . She is the founder of The Little CPA, an educational platform that helps thriving professionals make wise financial decisions. *This episode is sponsored by Audible. Sign up here for a free trial to listen to amazing books. http://audibletrial.com/30tolife
33:35
December 03, 2021
76: Barbershop Talk - Books That Will Change Your Life
In this episode, Muki and Brown discuss books that changed their lives and recommend that everyone must read or listen to. Tune in! Books they discuss: * Think and Grow Rick: A Black Choice * Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires * Rich Dad Poor Dad * Never Eat Alone * The One Thing * The 33 Strategies of War * How to Win Friends and Influence People * The 50th Law * The 48 Laws of Power * And more! This episode is sponsored by Audible. Sign up here for a free trial to listen to these amazing books. http://audibletrial.com/30tolife
38:34
November 19, 2021
75: How To Break Into TV Production & The Importance Of Building Relationships w/ Candice Beasley
In the episode, the guys chat with television producer and boutique owner Candice Beasley. She discusses her journey into television production, the importance of building relationships & having a mentor. Later she details how you can break into television too. Tune in! Follow Candice on Instagram at @iamcmb__ @cmbluxe Visit www.cmbluxe.com to learn more about her luxury boutique. More about our Candice: Candice M. Beasley is a Television Producer and Online Boutique Owner known for her fearless hairstyles and fashion taste. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. She dreamed of being the next well known news anchor but quickly learned her destiny would be lead in a different direction. That journey has afforded her the opportunity to live in 4 major cities, produce content for multi- generational households at MTV/VH1 and curate stylish looks to help satisfy every women’s mood through her newly launched boutique, CMBLUXE. Her portfolio at MTV/VH1  includes To Catch a Beautician, Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly, My True Crime Story, Basketball Wives, True Life Presents: First Time First Responders and the new Surreal Life premiering soon. Candice currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
57:07
November 12, 2021
74: How To Start A Business & The Benefits Of Having An Accountant with Marjorie McPike, CPA
In this episode, the guys chat with Marjorie L. McPike. Marjorie is a CPA focusing on tax and small business accounting. She breaks down her journey into entrepreneurship, the benefits of having a CPA, and things you need to consider when starting a business. Tune in! Check out Marjorie’s courses on small business taxes and accounting: https://gumroad.com/a/379999347 Follow Marjorie on Instagram @mlmcpa Marjorie is a CPA focusing in tax and small business accounting located in Riverside County, California.  She was born and raised in San Diego and attended San Diego State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.  She recently completed her Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.   Prior to working in public accounting, Marjorie worked in private industry holding various positions such as Controller, Business Office Manager, Accounts Receivable Manager and Full Charge Bookkeeper.  She has a vast knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting skills in various industries including health care, manufacturing, retail and professional services.  Her current areas of focus are Estate and Gift taxation, taxation of individuals and taxation of business entities.   Marjorie is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Marjorie currently serves as the Secretary of the Inland Empire Chapter of CalCPA, Treasurer of the Estate Planning Council of San Bernardino County; she is on the board of Agape Christian Development in San Diego, the Scholarship Committee for Embassy Church International and Treasurer for the Embassy Church International Golf Committee. She is also a founding member and Corresponding Secretary for the Alliance of Black Women Accountants and previously served as Treasurer for Hospice of the Valleys in Murrieta, CA.     In 2020 Marjorie started her own firm, Marjorie L McPike, CPA, A.P.C., a podcast, The CPA Lady Podcast and YouTube Channel.  All with the mission of empowering small business owners to take their business to the next level financially.
43:10
November 05, 2021
73: Barbershop Talk - Favorite Moments From The Podcast & Lessons We Learned So Far
In this episode, the guys discuss what they have been up to, their favorite moments from the podcast this year, and lessons they learned in 2021. Tune in! New episodes will be released every Thursday going forward.
33:52
October 29, 2021
72: Crypto Talk - Bitcoin, Ethereum & Building Wealth With Dr. Hans The Investing Tutor
In this episode the guys chat with Dr. Hans to discuss all things cryptocurrency, investing, and building wealth. Tune in for a breakdown on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more More about Dr. Hans: He earned his Path of Distinction MBA from William and Mary and holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John Fisher College. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He recognizes the lack of investment literacy in immigrant and minority households. When he discovered how rich families built their fortune using the stock market, he decided to become an investor. After reading 400 books, 40,000 financial articles and spending 11 years pursuing mastery, Dr. Hans now teaches his proven strategies. He has impacted the lives of countless professionals and placed many families on the path to Generational Wealth. He is the most trusted investment tutor in the country. Learn more about Dr. Hans at theinvestingtutor.com
01:01:48
October 15, 2021
71: How To Build A 6-Figure Car Rental & Real Estate Business with Brian Robinson The Infamous CPA
On this episode the guys chat with Brian Robinson AKA "The Infamous CPA." Brian is a full-time entrepreneur in the car rental and real estate business. Brian discusses his transition from working in public accounting to building a 6-figure business in 2 years. Later in the episode he breaks down passive income strategies, the car sharing marketplace and business, and the tax benefits of starting a business. Tune in! To learn more about Brian you can reach out to him on Instagram @theinfamouscpa and check out his website https://www.theinfamouscpa.com/
44:27
October 08, 2021
70: From Zero Dollars to $100K in 1 Year - How To Break Into Tech w/ Chad Sanderson
In this episode, the guys chat with digital experimentation expert, Chad Sanderson. He breaks down digital experimentation and analysis along with how he was able to go from $0 in income to 100k in 1 year. Tune in! More about our guest: Chad Sanderson is an expert on the subject of digital experimentation and analysis at scale. He is a product manager, investor, early stage startup advisor, writer, and public speaker that has given lectures on topics such as Advanced Experimentation Analysis, the Statistics of Digital Experimentation, Small-Scale Experimentation for Small Businesses and more.
01:03:22
October 01, 2021
69: Barbershop Talk - Social Media & Entrepreneurship with Malcolm Coley
In this episode the guys talk about social media, building a business, and all things entrepreneurship with digital marketing expert Malcolm Coley. Later Malcolm discusses how we was able to overcome a major set back in life and build a successful business. Tune in!
01:02:37
September 24, 2021
68: Pursuing Your Dreams & Overcoming Adversity with Comedian Christine Hanchard
In this episode the guys chat with comedian Christine Hanchard. She breaks down the comedy business and the steps she took to pursue her dreams. Later she discusses how she overcame depression and how comedy changed her life. Tune in! Follow Christine on Instagram & TikTok: @comedian_christineh
41:33
September 16, 2021
67: Building A Multi-Million Dollar Brand & Food Company w/ Denise Woodard, CEO of Partake Foods
In this episode, the guys chat with Denise Woodard, CEO and founder of Partake Foods. She breaks down her journey to creating a multi-million dollar allergy-friendly food company. Partake is now a nationwide brand with venture capital funding from big names like Rihanna and Jay-Z. Tune in! Learn more about Partake Foods: https://partakefoods.com IG: @PartakeFoods and @denisegwoodard More about Denise: Denise Woodard is the Founder and CEO of Partake, a line of nationally distributed allergy-friendly snacks inspired by her daughter’s experience with food allergies. Launched in 2017, Partake’s first product — 10 flavor varieties of delicious, nutritious, allergy-friendly cookies — can now be found in more than 6,000 retailers including Target, Sprouts, and Whole Foods Market. In December 2020, the company closed a Series A round of funding led by investors including Rihanna, CircleUp Growth Partners, FF2032 and Marcy Venture Partners. Of the $7.5 Million Denise has raised, more than 50% has come from Black investors. In January 2021, Partake released a 5-in-1 Baking Mix followed by a Brownie Mix in February—both are available on partakefoods.com. Prior to launching Partake, Denise spent a decade in consumer packaged goods at various Fortune 100 companies and is the first woman of color to raise more than $1 Million publicly for a CPG food startup.
33:02
September 08, 2021
66: Black Cash Matters - The Black Wall Street App & Bitcoin w/ Hill Harper
Muki and Brown open up Season 3 with none other than legendary actor, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Hill Harper. In this episode, Hill breaks down Cryptocurrency, his Black Wall Street Crypto App, the importance of the black dollar, and wealth building. Tune in! Learn more about the Black Wall Street app: https://theblackwallstreet.com More about Hill Harper: Hill Harper is a humanitarian, an award-winning actor, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. Currently, Harper stars in ABC’s #1 television drama, The Good Doctor, and has starred in numerous television and film projects including CSI:NY, He Got Game and Lackawanna Blues. Harper is the Founder and Chairman of The Black Wall Street Holdings, Inc., is on the Board of Directors, National Black Bank Fund, named Honorary National Co-Chair of the Redevelopment of Black Wall Street, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, and served on the President's Cancer Panel having been appointed by President Obama in 2011. Harper graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was named Valedictorian of his department. He then graduated cum laude with a J.D. from Harvard Law School, as well as with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with honors, from the Kennedy School of Government and holds seven honorary doctoral degrees. In addition to his performing career, Harper has authored four New York Times bestsellers including his award-winning book, The Wealth Cure. that addresses ways to solve the racial wealth gap. Harper has been recognized with seven NAACP Image Awards, four of them for his writing. He is also the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs. As an investor and business owner, Harper will be opening The Pierce and Hill Harper Arts Foundation in Detroit 2022. His passion for business, financial literacy, and social & economic justice keeps him on the forefront and in-demand as a speaker worldwide.
01:00:23
September 01, 2021
65: The Road To Entrepreneurship And Life In The Military With Royal Banks (S2 Finale)
In the Season 2 Finale, the guys chat with Royal Banks. He breaks down how the military impacted his life and the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Later he discusses his Assurance DNA company and actionable steps to start a business. Tune in. Thank you supporting the podcast. Season 3 will launch in September! Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod More about our guest: Royal Banks is an active duty military officer and owner of Assurance DNA, a mobile paternity testing service currently based in El Paso, TX.  He is a 2013 graduate of Tuskegee University, where he commissioned as a Captain in the US Army with a degree in English.  Royal has always been entrepreneurial and creative. At 10 years old, he started a lawn care service. The entrepreneurial spirit grew over time, and Royal sold water on corners and at festivals in Atlanta, hair weave, sold items at flea markets, wrote resumes as a service, wrote a fiction horror book, and invested in stocks, real estate, and crypto. 
42:23
August 05, 2021
64: Barbershop Talk - Mental Health & The Olympics And Returning To The Office
In this barbershop episode, Muki breaks down returning to the office after 18 months. Later Brown discusses Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka prioritizing their mental health over the Olympics. The guys also discuss COVID-19, the mask debate, and the possibility of another shutdown. Tune in!
32:25
July 29, 2021
63: Building A Streaming Service & Redefining Black Media With DeShuna Spencer of kweliTV
In this episode, the guys chat with DeShuna Spencer, Founder & CEO of kweliTV, about her journey to creating a video streaming service and lessons she learned along the way. DeShuna breaks down why positive black representation is needed today and the importance of showcasing authentic black stories. Later she give practical advice for anyone looking to start a business. Tune in! Learn more about kweliTV at http://www.kweli.tv/ More about DeShuna: DeShuna Spencer is the Founder/CEO of kweliTV, a video streaming network that curates undiscovered and award-winning indie films, documentaries, web series and children’s programming of the global black community; and she’s a radio host/producer of emPower Hour, a weekly social justice show on DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. Previously, she served as founding publisher of emPowermagazine.com where she launched the emPower Players Awards honoring community activists of color. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Spencer served as Director of Communications & Managing Editor for EdMarket. A Memphis native, Spencer graduated from Jackson State University where she studied communications and journalism. She has written for The Clarion-Ledger, The Oakland Tribune, the Crisis Magazine and AOL. A former AmeriCorps*VISTA and Chips Quinn Scholar, Spencer recently completed her first documentary, Mom Interrupted. She is a Spring 2017 Halcyon Incubator Fellow, a 2017 Voqal Fellow and winner of the 2017 Harvard Business School African Business Conference Pitch Competition.
59:12
July 22, 2021
62: Breaking Into Technology & The Importance Of Being Your Authentic Self With Ivan Walker
In this episode, the guy chat with Ivan Walker, Chief Technology Officer for the Bean Path & Software Engineer at Amazon, about his journey through tech, the importance of being your authentic self, and steps to breaking into a career in tech. Tune in. More about our guest: Ivan Walker is a software development engineer (SDE) with the Amazon/A9 visual search team based in Atlanta, GA.  He put his PhD studies on hold to assist startup company Partpic build out their platform for visual search for replacement parts. Partpic’s success in this space led to their acquisition by Amazon. He recently lead the infrastructure effort for his team to launch their fastener recognition service within the Amazon mobile app.  As a doctoral student at Georgia Tech, Ivan split his time between researcher and instructor.  As an instructor, Ivan was consistently highly rated by his students.  Ivan’s research topic was developing paradigms to utilize neural interfaces (non-invasive EEG) to assist athletes in achieving optimal performance. Ivan holds a B.S./M.S. in Computer Engineering from Jackson State University. His previous work and research experiences includes Intel (GEM Sponsor), IBM, Raytheon, Army Research Laboratory, and Air Force Research Laboratory.  His research interests are in cognitive science, machine learning, software engineering, and education.
46:19
July 15, 2021
61: Interviewing 101 - How To Land The Job
In this episode, the guys discuss Sha'Carri Richardson, going back to the office, and why 4 million people voluntarily quit their jobs in April. Later in the episode they break down interviewing 101 and how to land the job. Tune in!
51:12
July 08, 2021
60: The Power Of Mentorship And Lifting Others While You Climb
In this episode, the guys discuss being a #girldad and the proper protocol for using public restrooms. Later in the episode they discuss the power of mentorship and why you should have one. They breakdown the best practices for finding a mentor and job interviewing. Tune in.
46:05
July 01, 2021
59: Juneteenth, Networking 101 & How To Build Social Capital
In this episode, the guys discuss Brown’s birthday, Juneteenth, Father’s Day, and how it felt hanging out in New York City post COVID-19. Later in the episode the guys discuss the importance of networking and practical ways to build relationships. Tune in!
47:40
June 24, 2021
58: The Road To Building A $25 Million Tech Hub & How To Break Into Tech W/ Dr. Nashlie Sephus Pt. 2
In part 2 from last week’s episode, the guys continue their conversation with Dr. Nashlie Sephus. She is an artificial intelligence scientist for Amazon and CEO of the Bean Path, a non-profit organization based in Jackson, MS, assisting individuals and startups with technical expertise and guidance. She discusses her plans to turn her hometown into a thriving center for tech entrepreneurs. Tune in as this is a must listen on technology and black excellence!! More about Dr. Sephus: Dr. Nashlie Sephus is the Applied Science manager for Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) focusing on fairness and identifying biases in AWS AI technologies. She formerly led the Amazon Visual Search team in Atlanta, which launched visual search for replacement parts on the Amazon Shopping app in June 2018. This technology was a result of former startup Partpic (Atlanta) being acquired by Amazon, for which she was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to working at Partpic, she received her Ph.D. from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014 and worked for a year with Exponent, a technical consulting firm, in New York City. Her core research areas were digital signal processing, machine learning, and computer engineering. Dr. Sephus is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She received her B.S. in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 2007. In 2018, Dr. Sephus became the founder and CEO of The Bean Path non-profit organization based in Jackson, MS, assisting individuals and startups with technical expertise and guidance. In September of 2020, she became the owner and developer of the Jackson Tech District, at least 12-acres of mixed-use commercial real-estate in downtown Jackson to bring tech training and workforce/economic development to the area. Learn more about the Bean Path at: https://thebeanpath.org Support the Bean Path: https://thebeanpath.org/donate/
15:49
June 17, 2021
57: The Road To Building A $25 Million Tech Hub & How To Break Into Tech W/ Dr. Nashlie Sephus Pt. 1
In this episode, the guys chat with Dr. Nashlie Sephus. She is an artificial intelligence scientist for Amazon and CEO of the Bean Path, a non-profit organization based in Jackson, MS, assisting individuals and startups with technical expertise and guidance. She breaks down her journey into tech and how she overcame her adversities. She explains why it is important to pursue fields in technology and how to transition into it. Later she discusses her plans to turn her hometown into a thriving center for tech entrepreneurs. Tune in as this is a must listen on technology and black excellence!! Check out part 2 of this episode next week. More about Dr. Sephus: Dr. Nashlie Sephus is the Applied Science manager for Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) focusing on fairness and identifying biases in AWS AI technologies. She formerly led the Amazon Visual Search team in Atlanta, which launched visual search for replacement parts on the Amazon Shopping app in June 2018. This technology was a result of former startup Partpic (Atlanta) being acquired by Amazon, for which she was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to working at Partpic, she received her Ph.D. from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014 and worked for a year with Exponent, a technical consulting firm, in New York City. Her core research areas were digital signal processing, machine learning, and computer engineering. Dr. Sephus is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She received her B.S. in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 2007. In 2018, Dr. Sephus became the founder and CEO of The Bean Path non-profit organization based in Jackson, MS, assisting individuals and startups with technical expertise and guidance. In September of 2020, she became the owner and developer of the Jackson Tech District, at least 12-acres of mixed-use commercial real-estate in downtown Jackson to bring tech training and workforce/economic development to the area. Learn more about the Bean Path at: https://thebeanpath.org Support the Bean Path: https://thebeanpath.org/donate/
29:22
June 10, 2021
56: Barbershop Talk - Black Wall Street, The Black Dollar & Buying Black
In this episode, the guys discuss the 100 year anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre. They touch on the first time they learned about Black Wall Street and the impact it had on them. Later they discuss the important of buying black, the black dollar, and supporting black-owned banked. Tune in. Black owned banks: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/banking/black-owned-banks-and-credit-unions
29:43
June 03, 2021
55: From Homeless To Homeowner: The Power Of Knowing Your Why With Anthony ONeal
In the episode, the guys chat with Anthony ONeal. He is a #1 national best-selling author, financial expert and host of the popular online series “The Table.” Anthony breaks down his journey from homeless to homeowner to becoming a money expert. He provides actionable steps to changing your mindset, improving your finances, and finding your why. Tune in! This episode is a must listen. More about our guest: Anthony ONeal is a #1 national best-selling author, financial expert and host of the popular online series “The Table” on his YouTube channel. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, The Tom Joyner Show and Rachael Ray, among others. Since 2015, Anthony has served at Ramsey Solutions, where he teaches young adults how to budget, live without debt, avoid student loans, and build real wealth for their future. Follow Anthony on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube or online at www.anthonyoneal.com.
25:60
May 27, 2021
54: Black Books Matter - How MahoganyBooks Built A Successful Business And Overcame Adversity
In this episode, the guys chat with Ramunda and Derrick Young of MahoganyBooks. MahoganyBooks is an award-winning independent bookstore in Washington, DC. They believe in social entrepreneurship and are dedicated to ensuring access to books written for, by or about people of the African Diaspora. Ramunda and Derrick have uplifted and embraced leadership roles in the African American community by promoting reading, writing, and cultural awareness as tools to improve self-esteem, self-love and ultimately our communities to enrich the lives of motivated individuals. Tune in as they discuss building a business, working together as a married couple, overcoming adversity, and pursuing your dreams. They also touch on when Bararck Obama surprised their book club and chatting with them for an entire hour. Learn more about MahoganyBooks at: https://www.mahoganybooks.com
47:50
May 20, 2021
53: Mentorship, Entrepreneurship, And The Journey To First BLVD With Donald Hawkins
On this episode of 30 to Life, Muki & Brown chats with Donald Hawkins, the Co-founder and CEO of First Boulevard. Donald is a serial entrepreneur with years of experience in technology and financial services. Hawkins most recently founded Griffin Technologies, a fintech company focused on providing real-time, contextual intelligence to community banks and credit unions. Donald shares his amazing story and breakdowns the importance of having a mentor. Later he discusses the steps it took to create First BLVD and the importance of black ownership and taking action. About First Boulevard - Launch Juneteenth 2021 
First Boulevard is a digitally native neobank building generational wealth for Black America. By providing a platform focused on improving financial livelihood through incentive-based financial education, black-focused spending by giving Cash Back for Buying Black™ and automated wealth building, First Boulevard helps members remove the stress out of managing their money while also developing positive financial behaviors and habits to reach goals faster. Learn more about First Boulevard at https://bankblvd.com
33:14
May 13, 2021
52: From Motown Intern to Roc Nation President: 3 Decades in Music with Benny Pough Part 2
In part 2 from last week’s episode, the guys continue their interview with Benny Pough. Benny is an established music executive, entrepreneur, author, and real estate investor. He is one of the most successful record executives in the music industry.  He has been pivotal in the sound and culture of music today. He’s worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. He’s also signed artists such as Future and Yo Gotti. Benny currently serves as Founder and CEO of D.Verse Media. Tune in as Benny drops gems on investing in real estate, surviving a car crash and the road to recovery, and his upcoming book.
21:21
May 06, 2021
51: From Motown Intern to Roc Nation President - 3 Decades in Music with Benny Pough Part 1
In this episode, the guys interview Benny Pough. Benny is an established music executive, entrepreneur, author, and real estate investor. He is one of the most successful record executives in the music industry.  He has been pivotal in the sound and culture of music today. He’s worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. He’s also signed artists such as Future and Yo Gotti. Benny currently serves as Founder and CEO of D.Verse Media. D.Verse Media is a full-service global music distribution and publishing company. Tune in as Benny drops gems on what it takes to be successful, navigating through the music business, and the lessons he learned along the way! Part 2 will be released next week! Learn More About Benny:  Website: http://www.bennypough.com/
32:60
April 29, 2021
50: How To Launch A Successful Podcast & The Key To Taking Action
In this episode, Muki and Brown breakdown how to start a podcast. They go over the platforms & equipment that they use, things they learned along the way, the importance of having a story, and best practices. The guys also discuss mistakes they made and the key to taking action. Tune to learn how to pod and get an inside look into 30 to Life!
31:45
April 22, 2021
49: Barbershop Talk - Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, DMX’s Impact & Legacy
In this barbershop episode, the guys discuss the shooting of Daunte Wright, the trial for George Floyd’s death and what will happen if a not guilty verdict is announced, Black Lives Matter controversy, and the legalization of marijuana in New York. Muki & Brown breakdown the impact that DMX had and his legacy. Later they debate on the new Utah law that requires biological fathers to pay 50% of a woman’s pregnancy related medical cost. Tune in! This episode was sponsored by Assurance DNA. Learn more about the company and paternity testing at http://assurancedna.com/ Catch up on all our old episodes at www.30tolifepod.com
55:35
April 15, 2021
48: Mental Health, Self-Care, And Making Effective Decisions In Your 20s & 30s W/ Dr. Lauren Cooke
The guys chat with Dr. Lauren Cook. Lauren is a therapist that primarily works with people in their 20s and 30s. She specializes in supporting people through the major changes and milestones in their lives. During the episode they discuss self-care, mental health, and making effective decisions in your 20s and 30s. Lauren touches on a variety of topics including societal pressure for women to get married & have kids and how to cope. Tune in! More about our guest: Dr. Lauren Cook is a therapist, keynote speaker, career coach, and author. She specializes in supporting people with all the life transitions that can be so overwhelming--whether it’s graduating, a career shift, starting or ending a relationship, or beginning a family—she’s there through all the highs and lows. She is the creator of the Find Your Why, Know Your Way course, which helps millennial women make efficient and effective life decisions with confidence. She is the author of two books: Name Your Story: How to Talk Openly About Mental Health and The Sunny Side Up: Celebrating Happiness. Lauren lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and Siamese cat, Mochi. Sign Up for the Waitlist for Find Your Why, Know Your Way Course: https://www.drlaurencook.com/know-your-why-find-your-way Freebie: The Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Make a Life Change: https://dr-lauren-cook.ck.page/cff90ffa69 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.laurencook/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurencook/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/DrLaurenCook/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrLaurenCook
43:27
April 08, 2021
47: Michael Broughton, CEO of Perch, On Building A Successful App & Being Backed By Jay-Z
Muki and Brown chat with Michael Broughton. Michael is the cofounder of Perch, a free app that allows users to build their credit through recurring expenses such as rent, Netflix and Hulu. Michael started the the company to help people quickly build good credit scores by tapping into non-traditional data points. So far, Perch has launched on the iOS App Store and will launch on the Google Play Store in the near future. They recently raised a $2.5M seed round and are backed by Village Capital, Citi, SoftBank, Concrete Rose Capital and Marcy Venture Partners. Michael talks about what inspired him to create the app, his decision to leave college and pursue his dreams, and what it's like being backed by Jay-Z and so many incredible others. Tune in!
23:40
April 01, 2021
46: Barbershop Talk - Who Is 30 to Life
In this barbershop episode, Muki and Brown discuss the recent shootings, Derrick Jaxn and his wife, WandaVision, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and more. Oh and you get to learn more personal stuff about Muki and Brown! They also break down the meaning and mission of the podcast! Tune in!
45:35
March 25, 2021
45: A Conversation With Dawn Dickson - CEO of PopCom
Dawn W. Dickson is CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial recognition, A.I, and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights. PopCom has developed technology to make kiosks and vending machines intelligent through data and analytics at the point of purchase. As a serial entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience in marketing and business development, Dawn launched four successful cash flow positive companies since 2002. Dawn has been featured in countless media outlets including Forbes, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Miami Herald, CNBC/Yahoo series ‘The Biz Fix’ with Marcus Lemonis, and MSNBC ‘Your Biz’ Elevator Pitch. Tune as she discusses her journey, how she balances it all, and tips for entrepreneurs.
18:09
March 18, 2021
44: The Black Tax - The Cost of Being Black in America Part 2 With Shawn D. Rochester
In part 2 from last week’s episode, Muki and Brown continue their conversation with Shawn D. Rochester about his books, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America and CPR for the Soul: How to Give Yourself a 20% Raise, Eliminate Your Debt, and Leave an Inheritance for Your Children’s Children. Later, Shawn breaks down the ways the black community can build wealth and economic empowerment. Tune in for part 2 of our conversation regarding the black experience. Learn more about Shawn D. Rochester and his books at https://blacktaxed.com
45:46
March 11, 2021
43: The Black Tax - The Cost Of Being Black In America Part 1 With Shawn D. Rochester
Did you know that after about 400 years of being in the US, African Americans in the United States only own two percent of U.S. wealth? In this episode, Muki and Brown chat with Shawn D. Rochester, author of The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, about the financial cost of the history of discrimination against Black people in America from emancipation to present day. Shawn breaks down how over forty million African-Americans own just 2% of America’s wealth and examine the path to why and how we got to where we are fiscally today. Tune in for part 1 of our conversation regarding the black experience. Learn more about Shawn D. Rochester and his books at https://blacktaxed.com
41:23
March 04, 2021
42: Redefining Black Girl Magic With Mahogany L. Browne
In this episode, Muki and Brown are joined by Mahogany L. Brown a poet, writer, organizer and educator. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about her books, Woke Baby, Black Girl Magic, and an excerpt from her YA book, Chlorine Sky. Also in the episode they discuss raising daughters and dating, colorism, and the business side of becoming an author. Tune in! Connect with Mahogany: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mobrowne/ Website: https://mobrowne.com/index.html BUY Chlorine Sky: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/625333/chlorine-sky-by-mahogany-l-browne/ More about our guest: Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, and educator. She is the Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Chlorine Sky (2021), Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice (2020), Black Girl Magic (2020), Woke Baby (2018), and Kissing Caskets (2017). Browne is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign); and as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, investigating its impact on women and children. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
56:55
February 25, 2021
41: Be Well - A Conversation On Motherhood, Wellness, And The Modern Woman
In this episode, Muki & Brown chat with Dr. Cassandre Dunbar from the Be Well Sis podcast about her platform, motherhood, wellness, and the modern woman. She breakdown the importance of self-care and why black women must take care of themselves before they take care of others. Cassandre addresses how she balances being a mother, wife, and having a career. Later, she provides tips on how to avoid burn out and how husbands can help. Tune in! Follow Cassandre on Instagram @bewellsis_podcast Check out her podcast at Bewellsis.com More about our guest: Cassandre is a mom of 2 spirited boys, wife to her husband of 9 years, doctor, and educator.  Years of 'doing it all' finally culminated in severe burnout following the traumatic birth of her now 2-year-old son. Now, she is passionate about self-care practices for Black millennial women- especially moms - who've been socialized to be self-sacrificing since birth. She is the host of the Be Well, Sis podcast- a wellness podcast dedicated to providing resources and having candid conversations for Black millennial women to be their best selves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
55:40
February 18, 2021
40: How To Navigate Modern Dating & Finding Your Future Husband Part 2 With Kerry A. Pope
In part 2 of last week’s episode on modern dating and love, the guys continue their chat with Kerry A. Pope, pastor, love coach, and co-founder of Abundant Life Path University. Kerry breaks down why the word submission is such a taboo and what it really means in a marriage. They also discuss men crying and how they should love their wives. Later, Kerry touches on changing your mindset and what an abundant life is. Tune in! No topic on marriage and dating is left untouched. Connect with our guest: Follow Kerry A. Pope on Instagram @kerryapope Check out his YouTube channel Abundant Life TV https://youtube.com/c/RebeccaLynnPope Learn more about ALPU at https://www.alpuniversity.com/dating-soulmate-attraction-masterclass/ Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Subscribe to the podcast & follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
34:37
February 11, 2021
39: How To Navigate Modern Dating & Finding Your Future Husband Part 1 With Kerry A. Pope
In this entertaining yet thought-provoking episode, the guys chat with Kerry A. Pope, pastor, master love coach, and co-founder of Abundant Life Path University. Kerry breaks down modern dating and steps to take to find love. No topic on dating and marriage is left untouched. The guys discuss when a man is ready to commit, women making more than men in relationships, online dating, chivalry, and more. Tune in! More about our guest: Kerry A. Pope is a thought-shifter who analyzes and evaluates situations through critical thinking. After experiencing his teaching, your way of thinking transforms to a higher level, resulting in a more productive method of life, what is known as “Abundant Life.” Follow Kerry A. Pope on Instagram @kerryapope Check out his YouTube channel Abundant Life TV https://youtube.com/c/RebeccaLynnPope Learn more about ALPU at https://www.alpuniversity.com/dating-soulmate-attraction-masterclass/ Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
40:09
February 04, 2021
38: Barbershop Talk - Why We Need Our Own Platform, Taking The COVID-19 Vaccine & Joe Biden’s Agenda
In this episode, Brown opens up about his experience receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and why he did it. Later they discuss Joe Biden’s lack of urgency on police reform. Lastly, they breakdown how the black community helped Clubhouse reach a valuation of 1 billion dollars but won’t benefit from it. They explore why we need to create our own social media platform and create wealth. Tune in for a barbershop conversation on current events and more. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life, black culture, wealth, health, and everything else. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
41:46
January 28, 2021
Ep 37: How Deandra Mcdonald Became A Real Estate Investor And Retired From Teaching In 5 Years
In this episode, the guys interview Deandra McDonald, a teacher turned real estate investor, who was able to retire from the public school system after five years of building her rental property portfolio. Deandra detailed her journey from being straddled in debt and living paycheck to paycheck to owning 30 rental units and retiring at the age of 29. She breaks down different ways of investing in real estate and lessons she learned along the way. Tune in to learn about building wealth through real estate! Link in the bio! Follow Deandra on Instagram @deandramcdonald To learn more about Deandra McDonald and real estate check out her website below. https://linktr.ee/deandramcdonald/ Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience! Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
01:02:02
January 21, 2021
Ep 36: Entrepreneurship, Building A Brand, And The Black Nerd Experience With Jamie Broadnax
In this episode, the guys welcome Jamie Broadnax, founder and CEO of Black Girl Nerds. Jamie breaks down the creation of Black Girl Nerds and how she built the brand. She explains how she embraced being a black nerd and the importance of being yourself. Later she highlights the lessons she learned in creating a business and what you should do if you want to start a business. Jamie also discuss what it felt like to be recognized by Shonda Rhimes and what it was like to interview Idris Elba and Oprah Winfrey. Tune in! Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online community for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She's the primary film critic for BGN and is a member of the Critics Choice Association. She's covered some of the greatest entertainers from actor Idris Elba to billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey. To learn more about Black Girl Nerds check out the links below. Website: www.blackgirlnerds.com Twitter: @BlackGirlNerds  Facebook: www.facebook.com/blackgirlnerds YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Ku2yoE Instagram: www.instagram.com/blackgirlnerds Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
01:01:17
January 14, 2021
Ep 35: The 5 Love Languages And How To Use Them In Relationships
Do you really know what your significant other needs to feel loved? In this episode, the guys discuss the 5 love languages and how to use them to enhance your relationships. The guys shares examples of each love language and the importance of knowing your own love language. Later they discuss how knowing your partner’s love language can transform your relationship and how to apply it so that they receive it. Tune in! The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman: - Words of Affirmation - Receiving Gifts - Acts of Service - Quality Time - Physical Touch Take the quiz yourself at: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/ Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
53:02
January 07, 2021
Ep 34: Depression, Dieting, And Finding Your Happiness With Nikki Lynette
In this thought-provoking episode, the guys welcome, Nikki Lynette, a performer, playwright, and visual artist to the show. Nikki gives a deep dive on how self-compassion and changing her diet helped her overcome her depression. Tune in for a powerful discussion on mental health, finding happiness, and learn how you can achieve anything by focusing on baby steps. More about our guest. Nikki Lynette is a Chicago native fusing mental health activism into her art forms. She is a performer, writer and visual artist whose individual style is equal parts hip hop, alternative and pop. Most recently her music has been featured on Netflix and Showtime. She’s an ambassador for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and her play about depression entitled GET OUT ALIVE, has made history as the first black female playwright to ever be produced by American Music Theatre Project, the first AMTP work to debut at Steppenwolf, and the first play in Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series to extend to a 5 show run due to popular demand. Follow Nikki on Instagram @nikkilynette https://instagram.com/nikkilynette?igshid=112ffh6xr7qz9 You can find more information about her play on http://igetoutalive.com/
51:45
December 31, 2020
Ep 33: 2020 Year in Review - Politics, Social Awakenings, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, And More
2020 the year that everyone can’t wait to be over. In this episode the guys reflect on some of the highs and lows of 2020. They touch on the election, the death of George Floyd, COVID-19 and the vaccine, the social awakening of white people, notable celebrity deaths, what they learned in 2020, and more. Later in the episode the guys discuss their plans for the podcast in 2021. Tune in! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
48:39
December 24, 2020
Ep 32: Rich Dad Poor Dad And The Journey To A Millionaire Mindset
“Assets put money in your pocket, whether you work or not, and liabilities take money from your pocket.” In this episode, the guys discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and give an overview of the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. They discuss key lessons they learned from the book, and how they applied these lessons in their lives. Later they detail how this book can help you change your life. Tune in to hear a discussion about changing your mindset and building wealth. Things to note from Rich Dad Poor Dad: • It dispels the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich • Challenges the belief that your house is an asset • Explains to parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money • Defines an asset and a liability • Teach you to see the world of money from different perspectives • Discuss the shift in mindset that can put you on the road to financial freedom. Find the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680194/ref=nodl_ Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
54:43
December 17, 2020
Ep 31: Barbershop Talk - COVID-19 Vaccine And Advice You Would Give Your Younger Self
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self? In this episode, the guys discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and if they would take it. Later in the episode they give advice to their younger selves. Tune in! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
35:07
December 09, 2020
Ep 30: The Importance Of The Black Nuclear Family
In this episode, the 30 to Life crew discuss the importance of a strong family structure. They open up by defining what exactly a nuclear family is and share their experiences growing up in a two parent household. The guys provide a brief history of governmental policies that led to the destruction of the black family. Later they provide their thoughts on how to rebuild what was destroyed. Tune in to hear a stimulating conversation about the nuclear black family. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
44:10
December 02, 2020
Ep 29: Black Empowerment - How To Start A Business 101 With Malcolm Coley
In this episode, the guys welcome back Malcolm Coley, a serial entrepreneur and influencer, to discuss black empowerment and provide a crash course on starting a business. Malcolm details why you should start a business in today’s climate, why you need a digital presence, and the major keys to start a business off right. Tune in as the guys drop gems and redefine black businesses. Follow Malcolm on Instagram @malcolmlocs Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
53:42
November 26, 2020
Ep 28: Mental Health And The Associated Stigmas In The Black Community Part 2
Episode 28 is part 2 of the essential conversation into the world of mental health.  Tarrin Morgan of Real Talk Session Series, continues to shed light on the stigma of mental health within the black community as he recounts his past experiences. The guys elevate the conversation by exploring why it is difficult for black men to express their emotions. Tune in as the 30 to Life crew address the seriousness of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues and its role in the black community.  Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Subscribe and rate the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
30:13
November 18, 2020
Bonus Episode: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, And Why Black People Need To Think Different
In this bonus episode, the fellas objectively discuss the election results. They open by recognizing the historic achievement of Kamala Harris becoming the first Black woman elected Vice President. Later they explore why nothing will change for black people with Joe Biden as president and what we need to do to change this. Tune in to hear a thought provoking and stimulating conversation about politics and the black community. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Subscribe and rate the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
30:02
November 10, 2020
Ep 27: Mental Health In The Black Community With Tarrin Morgan
Episode 27 is an essential conversation into the world of Mental Health. The guys welcome Tarrin Morgan, CEO of Real Talk Session Series and mental health advocate, to the show. Tarrin brings light to the stigma of mental health within the black community and how he educates others on mental health in unconventional ways. The discussion goes into everything from Tarrin’s personal battle with depression to him being a top mental health educator. Tune in as the 30 To Life crew address the seriousness of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues and its role in the black community.  Follow Tarrin Morgan on Instagram @realtalksessionseries Realtalksessionseries.org Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Subscribe and rate the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
32:06
November 04, 2020
Ep 26: Trump, Biden, The Election, And The Black Agenda
In this episode, Muki, Brown, and Cooley share their thoughts regarding the presidential debate and who they think will become president. This discussion leads into the Black Agenda and the importance of having one. The crew then compare Joe Biden's Lift Every Voice plan, Trump's Platinum plan, and Ice Cube's Contract With Black America. Tune in right now to hear the 30 To Life crew speak on the most important topic of this year... The Election! Get out and vote! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast, it’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod
40:23
October 29, 2020
Ep 25: A Journey Through MS And Holistic Healing with Anita Monique
What does it take for a woman to change her entire lifestyle? Multiple Sclerosis. In episode 25,  the guys sit down with Anita Monique. She details her story of battling MS and the difficult journey of managing her disease. Anita also shares how natural herbs and having a better diet helped her. This change inspired her to become a health coach and herbalist. Later in the episode, she breaks down why black people need to be advocates for their own health. Tune in to hear to an incredible story of transformation and strength. Follow Anita on IG @iamanitamonique Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast, it’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod
44:22
October 22, 2020
Ep 24: Sex Before And After Marriage
Let's talk about sex baby! In this episode, the guys discuss the benefits of sex while married and debunk the myth that there's no fun in marriage. The guys also provide perspective during their single days and how it compares to being married now. They tackle the historical context of the sex exploitation of black men and the stereotypes that are present today. This is more than just your average birds and the bees talk, this is 30 To Life real talk! Tune in right now to hear a stimulating conversation on sex. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast, it’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod
32:01
October 15, 2020
Ep 23: The Myth Of The Angry Black Woman
Why is God’s greatest creation the most disrespected and most unprotected being in the world? In this episode, the 30 To Life crew analyze the myth of the angry black woman. Muki, Brown, and Cooley open the episode by exploring what some of these stereotypes are and why they exist. Brown shares knowledge into how the negative narrative of the black woman in the entertainment business started and how this narrative is still displayed today. The crew give their insight on the steps that should be taken to change the narrative. Tune in to listen to the guys debunk this myth while redefining the image of the black woman.   Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast, it’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod
29:42
October 07, 2020
Ep 22: Cancel Culture And Political Correctness
Is this generation allowed to make mistakes and be forgiven? Should a one time mistake end your career? Muki, Brown, and Cooley give an in-depth examination of this new era of cancel culture. They break down their own personal feelings towards political correctness, which may raise eyebrows to some. The crew also address some thoughts on black twitter and other social media platforms that seem to be the judge and jury when it comes to celebrities and public figures. The guys attempt to redefine the first amendment and what it really means. Tune in! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast, It’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major platforms. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
40:48
September 30, 2020
Ep 21: Racial Profiling And The Associated Traumas - Live Show
In this live episode, the guys discuss the horrible reality of racial profiling and the injustices that black people face in America. Muki, Brown, and Cooley express their first hand encounters with authority and give their feelings on the relationship between the police and black men. To cover all sides of the spectrum, the 30 to Life crew brings on an individual who is not only a police officer but a black man. Taal, a person from one of the most dangerous cities in America, details his ordeals with authority and his new found life as a cop. Please tune into this special episode as Muki, Brown, and Cooley break down the world of racial profiling. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Subscribe and rate the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
38:13
September 23, 2020
Ep 20: Divorce, Prenups, And Steps To Make Sure Your Marriage Last
Is a prenup a plan to fail? Or is it necessary INCASE a marriage fails? These are the questions that are asked by the 30 to Life crew in this episode. The guys talked about how they feel about divorce and is a prenup necessary. Brown who is normally the outlier in the crew have unique feelings towards these situations while Cooley has his contrasting points. They also take a deep dive and discuss steps to take before getting married. How do you feel about divorce and prenups? Tune in! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast, it’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major platforms. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
50:26
September 17, 2020
Ep 19: Self-Care For Millennials - The First Step To Happiness - Live Show
In order to treat anyone else great, you have to treat yourself great. In this brief but thought provoking live episode, the 30 to Life crew discuss the importance of self-care. Tune in for laughs and tips on becoming the best version of yourself. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Subscribe and rate the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
34:47
September 10, 2020
Ep 18: Computer Love - The Millennial Guide To Online Dating - Live Show
Love is not lost! In a world where social media trumps face to face social interactions, there is a love connection that still can be built. In this live episode, the 30 to Life crew address the culture of Computer Love and online dating for the millennials. The 30 to Life crew share laughs and lessons in this discussion on new age dating. Brown has a unique point of view on dating apps and unleashes noteworthy tips on finding love online. Tune in! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Subscribe and rate the podcast. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
52:16
September 03, 2020
Ep 17: The Resilience Of A Black Woman - Overcoming Adversity & Becoming The Better You
The 30 to Life crew have an extraordinary interview with one of the most resilient people you would ever hear on any podcast. The guest is none other than philanthropist, co-founder of the Elevate Foundation, and author of “Emerging Butterfly: A Memoir”, Constance G. Jones. Constance takes the guys on a remarkable voyage through her life and her dealings with mental health, infertility, and miscarriages. Constance also drops gems about her book and how she overcame the traumas she experienced and ultimately turned them into opportunities for self growth and to help others. Tune in with the guys as they journey through Constance’s amazing transformation through life and discuss the untold truths about the level of healthcare for black women. Follow Constance Jones on Instagram: @constanceg.jones Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black Podcast, It’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod. https:/www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
58:47
August 26, 2020
Ep 16: Barbershop Talk - Childhood Phobias, Texting vs Calling, and Technology
Kicking off this barbershop conversation, Brown opens his heart and tells one of his deepest fears that leads to Muki and Cooley sharing their experiences. The 30 to Life crew then discusses intimacy and texting versus calling. They segway to the future of Artificial Intelligence in the bedroom. You do not want to miss this episode. Tune in now!!! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast, it’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Follow us on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
41:49
August 19, 2020
Ep 15: What If Black People Were In Power - The Real Wakanda
Opening the episode Muki and Brown have a hilarious debate about wearing masks and gloves in public. The 30 to Life crew then breakdown Beyonce's Black is King film. Later they discuss what Africa would be like if their natural resources weren’t stolen and Africans weren't enslaved. The crew then visualize how the world would be if African Americans weren't robbed of their land and culture. Tune into this riveting episode about what a real Wakanda would look like.
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August 12, 2020
Ep 14: What Black Women Want - Bridging The Gaps
In this funny yet thought provoking episode, the 30 to Life crew team up with Memoirs of Millennial Women Podcast. They come together to give you the inside scoop on what black women and black men want! From one night stands to understanding unconditional love, they cover all topics on love and dating. Tune in now to hear two of the most influential podcasts go at it! Follow this week’s guest on IG @momw_podcast and their podcast on all major platforms. Listen to new podcast episodes every Wednesday and live episodes on GetVokl every other Sunday. Tune in as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Follow us on IG @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/ https://getvokl.com/channel/30tolife
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August 05, 2020
Ep 13: New Age Double Standards - Live Show
In their first live Soul Sunday episode on GetVokl, the 30 to Life crew welcomed all listeners to a great show on “New Age Double Standards.” In this interactive show, the guys went one on one with a few guests and gave their opinions on double standards. Muki, Brown, Cooley, and guests talk about “Why is it ok for a man to have multiple partners but not for a woman” and so much more. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black Podcast, It’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod. https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/ https://getvokl.com/channel/30tolife
44:49
July 30, 2020
Ep 12: Can You Be A Black Republican And Pro-Black
Opening up the episode, the 30 to Life crew discuss their upcoming Live Show on July 26th and new partnership with GetVokl. Muki, Brown, and Cooley explore a question that many are afraid to ask and answer, “Can you be a black republican and pro-black?” Brown kicks off the topic by addressing why black people shun black republicans. The guys then break down why they feel most black people are not republicans. During the episode, they stumble on an interesting topic about reparations and Donald Trump. Tune in! Starting Sunday July 26th on GetVokl the 30 to Life crew will have live podcast episodes every other week. Subscribe and watch us live here! https://getvokl.com/channel/30tolife Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black Podcast, It’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast.
51:40
July 22, 2020
Ep 11: The Reimagining Of Black Masculinity
Following the Red Table Talk with Will and Jada, the guys decided to bring their own conversation to the 30 to Life Table. In their most personal episode to date, the crew discuss the reality of “Black Male Masculinity” and what goes along with it. In this episode, each of the members details stories in their life to explain what masculinity means to them. Muki, Brown, and Cooley break down the saying “ Man Up” and what it means to them. They also talk about the toxic behavior that they see within black males and ways that these traits should and need to be addressed. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black Podcast, It’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod. https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
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July 15, 2020
Ep 10: What Black Men Want
The 30 to Life crew from their own perspectives discuss what black men want. Cooley opens the episode discussing the August Alsina and Jada Pinkett-Smith scandal. The 30 to Life crew go back in time to discuss what was important to them in their early stages of dating; sex, looks, and personality. They also provide details on their personal growth in dating from boys to men. Like always, the guys drop some jewels that help answer “What Black Men Want.” Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black Podcast, It’s an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod
55:44
July 09, 2020
Ep 9: Rebuilding Black Wall Street And The Black Dollar
In this thought-provoking episode, the 30 to life crew discuss the importance of the Black Dollar. Muki, Brown, and Cooley breakdown Black Wall Street and it’s importance to black culture. The crew details some notable black business and their relevance to the community .They also welcome their first guest, Malcolm, who is a serial entrepreneur and influencer. Malcolm not only gives vital information on how to become your own boss but he gives great details on how to circulate the Black Dollar. Closing the episode, the 30 to Life crew and their guest briefly educates the listeners on the books “Powernomics “and “Never Eat Alone”. Follow Malcolm on Instagram @malcolmlocs Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
54:18
July 01, 2020
Ep 8: Why Successful Black Men Marry White Women
Who’s got jungle fever? Successful black man that's who! In this controversial episode, the 30 to Life crew discuss why successful black men marry white women. They give a historical context of why they believe so many successful black men decide to date and marry white women. Brown, Muki, and Cooley share their own personal experiences of dating outside of their race. Tune in for laughs, facts, and an overall good conversation. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
46:50
June 24, 2020
Ep 7: How To Get A Black Man To Commit
In this episode, the 30 to Life Crew decided to answer a few questions for the ladies on what black men are looking for and how to get them to commit. Muki opens up the show with a brief rundown on Dave Chappelle's latest special “8:46”. Cooley and Brown responds to B. Simone’s, from Wild 'N Out, latest comments on how she feels about dating a guy that works a 9 to 5. This opens up a discussion to questions such as “How do men feel about independent women?” and “Does waiting to have sex help in dating?” If you are on the journey to find love or even if you have successfully found the love of your life, this episode is for you!! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
47:50
June 17, 2020
Ep 6: Dear White People, Black Live Matter
In this episode, the 30 to Life crew discuss the NFL apologizing for not listening to players about racism and Drew Brees comments about the flag. They open up with a conversation about their professional workplaces and how they responded to the murder of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and protests nationwide. Muki, Brown, and Cooley then talk about things white people should know or stop doing in a little segment called “Dear White People.” They set some things straight. Tune In! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
28:45
June 09, 2020
Ep 5: This Is Why We Kneel, Welcome To Black America
In this emotionally driven episode, the 30 to Life crew discuss the recent events in the United States with the killing of yet another unarmed black man. With heavy hearts, Muki, Brown, and Cooley passionately give their feelings on the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. They also show how the actions of Amy “Karen” Cooper can lead to black men being harmed by the hands of the police. They breakdown all these heinous attacks on their culture and express how these terrible occurrences have led to protests which brings up a great debate on their sentiments on rioting. Black Lives Matter! Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
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June 03, 2020
Ep 4: Joe Biden And The Black Vote
In this episode Muki, Brown, and Cooley breakdown the Joe Biden interview with the Breakfast Club. They discuss his controversial comment of not being black if you don’t vote for him. The 30 to Life crew then takes a deep dive into the history of the black vote, the Democratic Party, and the importance of voting at the local level. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
41:57
May 26, 2020
Ep 3: Millennials And Religion
In this episode, the 30 to Life crew discuss why they believe Millennials are leaving religion. Brown takes the crew through his journey of spirituality and how questioning everything changed his life. Cooley brings his unique take as he discusses his personal experience in search of religion. Muki talks about how he follows the two greatest commandments and how that has strengthened his faith. Tune in as we have an open discussion on religion. Tune in to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
49:56
May 19, 2020
Ep 2: Is College Necessary? Part 2 - Student Loans
In episode 2, the trio continue their discussion of the necessity of college in today's world. Muki, Brown and Cooley rewind back in time to give listeners a quick look into their own experiences in college which leads them into shedding some light on the infamous topic “Student Loans”. They do a deep dive into the crazy world of student debt and what actions can be taken before , during, and after acquiring a student loan. Muki backs up his point with hard hitting numbers and real life details. Tune in to hear what the 30 to Life crew has to say. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
41:57
May 11, 2020
Ep 1: Is College Necessary?
In their first episode Muki, Brown, and Cooley introduce themselves and what to expect from the 30 to Life Podcast. The three then discuss their views on college. Brown shares his strong viewpoints along with the history of higher education. Cooley contests him with a different perspective. Muki brings light to the importance of choosing the right major. Tune in to hear this intriguing debate. Do you think college is necessary? Listen to new episodes every Wednesday as the 30 to Life crew discuss everyday millennial life and black culture. 30 to Life is more than a black podcast. It is an experience. Please subscribe and review the podcast. Available on all major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @30tolifepod https://www.instagram.com/30tolifepod/
48:31
April 27, 2020