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Black Beat

By Flossin Media
Led by Flossin Media’s CEO & Editor in Chief John Washington, Black Beat takes his unapologetically Black approach to each discussion for a deep dive into the core issues that have historically divided us all.  Our featured conversers will include local, regional and national Black news-makers representing views from the hood, to the boardroom and beyond in order to disrupt the traditional “white noise” and bougie rhetoric.  Episodes will also feature other Flossin Media/ Magazine writers who are well stoked by the fire their leader has ignited.  
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James Taylor Dreams A Little Dream with Vanport On His Mind
A conversation with James Taylor the Founder of the Vanport Jazz Festival in Portland, Oregon Former banker and current civil servant and community organizer, James Taylor, brings a long and illustrious history and exciting plans for the Vanport Jazz Festival to this episode of Black Beat. After growing up in Mississippi and relocating to Portland, Mr. Taylor served on the Oregon State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, The Oregon Youth Authority and has worked for over 30 years as a banker in the Soul District, where he was instrumental in the foundation of Albina Bank. His latest crowning achievement is the upcoming Vanport Music Festival, a tribute to the history of the lost city of Vanport, Oregon. International jazz industry all-stars include Festival headliner and Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. who performed with the legendary Prince. What Black Beat Host, John Washington and James Taylor talk about: · Mr. Taylor's history growing up in Mississippi · His family background leading up to his involvement in criminal justice and the Oregon Youth Authority · His musical backgroung and how he became inspired to initiate the Vanport Jazz festival · Trials and tribulations he experienced along the way · Meaning and significance behind the Festival slogan: "Discover the Legacy Experience the Revival" · How the pandemic has affected festival operations · Lineup of artists that will be performing this year · Sponsors and vendors who will be present at the festival · Where and when it will be held and contact information for listeners to procure Festival tickets Thank you for being a part of our show where we take pride in improving people's perceptions of capability, significance and influence in their lives and in their communities. We want to hear from you. For more unapologetically Black stories and inspirational media coverage of capable, significant and influential motivators in our community, follow us on social media and send us your thoughts: Phone: (503)-841-5032 Email: info@flossinmedia.com Website: https://www.flossinmedia.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/flossinmedia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flossinmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/flossinmedia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/flossinmediatv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flossin-media/
34:31
August 07, 2021
Tony Devine | Aruba Juice
When it comes to living examples of what is possible when one tunes into the power of the Spirit, Mind and Body, Tony Devine stands head and shoulders above the crowd. As the creator of the revolutionary wellness drink, Arubah Juice, Mr. Devine has devoted his life to helping people realize their potential to heal themselves.
23:52
July 30, 2021
Norman Sylvester - Boogie Cat
Growing up in the segregated south, Sylvester enjoyed a childhood filled with beauty and natural wonders that often seemed worlds apart from the gruesome reality on the other side of the property line. “I always tell my kids I was born in paradise because we would take off our shoes and run over that dirt with butterflies and hummingbirds and fruit,” he said with a smile. “Anything that you could've wanted is on that land. She farmed cotton and sugarcane and went to church every Sunday. My Mom and Dad met on that farm. He was a quartet singer and during that time was in an acapella group so I got to hear that gospel voice and the blending of the harmonies. When they added the guitar, that was my first introduction to what guitar sounded like with harmonizing voices. I was hooked on music then, just knowing it and feeling the emotion created by African-Americans when they put Blues and Gospel together during slavery. The whole thing was a survival communication thing.”
53:23
July 30, 2021
Mimi Abdulai - Out of Africa: Angolans In Oregon
On this episode of Black Beat Podcast, Mimi Abdulai, President of the Angolan Community Organization of Oregon(ACOO) illuminates the work of the nonprofit organization, whose main focus is to build solidarity and friendship between Angolan immigrants and the diverse Portland communities where they reside. The organization's work centers around raising awareness and preserving the cultural and humanitarian purposes of Angola through education and outreach geared towards understanding and uniting with the Black community as a whole.
35:24
July 30, 2021
Ekua Hackman - Common Law - Black Beat Podcast
This episode of Black Beat welcomes Ekua Hackman, an attorney with a passion for serving as an advocate for an ever growing elderly population in America. She currently works providing unbundled and full service estate planning and probate services to residents of historic N/NE Portland in order to help them retain assets and property via the Homeownership Asset Preservation Program ("HAPP"), the African American Alliance for Homeownership ("AAAH") and the City of Portland Housing Bureau.
28:16
July 30, 2021
Johnny Huff⎜Room For Everyone At the Table
Join community luminaries, Johnny Huff and John Washington for an energizing episode of Black Beat. Founded in 2017, Everybody Eats PDX is a labor of love produced by Chef Johnny and his business partner, Chef Marcell Goss. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, both graduated culinary school locally and have built an eatery that has garnered a reputation for giving back to the community in ways big and small. From food locally sourced using the finest Oregon/Washington ingredients, to Huff and Goss' commitment to feeding activists and community members turning out in the streets for Black Lives, Everybody Eats PDX is a business worthy of support and a model worth replicating.   What Black Beat Host, John Washington and Johnny Huff talk about: 1. The inspiration for Everybody Eats PDX   2. Huff's non-profit, Black and Blue PDX a novel approach to addressing the tension that often exists between Black youth and police officers  3. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic upon the business  4.Challenges and successes of being a Black Business and Non-Profit owner  5.Advice for other aspiring restauranteurs seeking to get into the industry  6.Links to support Everybody Eats PDX and the work of Black and Blue    Thank for tuning in to Black Beat. We take pride in improving people's perceptions of capability, significance and influence in their lives and in their communities.    We want to hear from you.   For more unapologetically Black stories and inspirational media coverage of capable, significant and influential motivators in our community, follow us on social media and send us your thoughts:   Phone: (503)-841-5032  Email: info@flossinmedia.com Website: https://www.flossinmedia.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/flossinmedia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flossinmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/flossinmedia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/flossinmediatv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flossin-media/
30:46
April 15, 2021
Renee Mitchell ⎜Spreading the Black Joy Virus
Today’s Black Beat is honored to introduce local celebrity and Pulitzer Prize nominated Writer and Speaker, Educator, Performer, and ”Creative Revolutionist”, Renee Mitchell. As an expert trainer in Youth Empowerment, Trauma-Informed Practices and Social Emotional Learning from a heART-centered, culturally relevant framework, Ms. Mitchell is also the visionary behind Spreading the Black Joy Virus and the I Am M.O.R.E. youth development program. According to her website profile at https://www.reneemitchellspeaks.com/aboutrenee, she is currently developing I Am M.O.R.E.'s theory of change, called Empowered Resilience™ , as a doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon (2021). Her work intends to create a national example of how to empower and build hope and resiliency in youth of color with profound love, culturally relevant social-emotional skill building, and youth voice-centered programming.
35:38
April 03, 2021
Marquise Johnson-Bey⎜Abstract Visionz
This episode of Black Beat features local artist, entrepreneur and Deputy Sheik of the Moorish Science Temple, Marquise Johnson-Bey. Born and raised in Portland, he got his start capturing basketball games with legendary Harlem Globetrotters, Les “Pee Wee” Harrison and Meadow “Meadowlark” Lemon. After years building a reputation as an unforgettable artist, photographer, videographer, textile designer and all around creative, Johnson-Bey started an online website platform for artists under his company’s name, Abstract Visionz. As a deeply spiritual devotee of the Moorish Science path, Marquise serves in a position of leadership at the Moorish Science Temple.
46:10
April 03, 2021
Jeanette Ward-Horton⎜Turning Over A New Leaf
Want to get current on the state of Cannabis Equity in Oregon? Don't miss this episode of Black Beat where we welcome Executive director for the NuLeaf Project, Jeanette Ward-Horton to the show. Under Horton's leadership, NuLeaf Project’s work is specifically designed to address the three most common equity hurdles for all marginalized groups when starting a business or a professional career: capital, education/exposure, and connection. Horton describes the organization's work and funding sources for cannabis businesses in addition to skill-building and mentoring for entrepreneurs and professionals, and national and state equity policy development and advocacy.
23:32
April 03, 2021
Easy McCoy⎜Entity in the House
Musical legend Michael Greene, aka Easy McCoy, joins Black Beat host, John Washington for an unforgettable glimpse into the 20+ year career of one of Portland’s premier hip-hop artists. Raised on the mean streets of Seattle's Yesler Terrace neighborhood, Easy McCoy has spent over 2 decades writing, publishing, performing and producing his music. His new endeavor, Entity music group, is focused on helping young artists seeking to forge pathways in the music industry and gives them opportunities to sign with the label. He is also a fitness aficionado and a dedicated believer in the power of faith, consistency, and having an indomitable spirit that never gives up.
32:31
April 03, 2021
De'shawn Hardy | BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
In this moving episode, De’Shawn Hardy, CEO of De’Shawn Hardy Ministries, shares wise counsel, words of comfort and what he is doing to help people navigate through these dark and troubling times. A dynamic speaker and spiritual leader in the community, Minister Hardy is known as one blessed with an innate ability to meet and connect with people on their own levels. Some of the topics he covers with our show’s host, John Washington, include: ● His background ● Inspiration for choosing a vocation as Minister, Non-profit organizer and public speaker ● His insight into the greatest spiritual challenges facing America today and perspective on how the change in oval office leadership will affect the nation as a whole ● How socio/political issues and racism affect and inform his spiritual approach and leadership? ● How COVID -19 has affected his ministry ● What assistance he has received to offset the financial blow of the pandemic We want to hear from you. For more unapologetically Black stories and inspirational media coverage of capable, significant and influential motivators in our community, follow us on social media and send us your thoughts: Phone: 503-841-5032 Email: info@flossinmedia.com Website: https://www.flossinmedia.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/flossinmedia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flossinmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/flossinmedia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/flossinmediatv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flossin-media/
44:12
February 27, 2021
Towanda Perry | NWAA: Straight Outta Used Car Sales
For a truly inspirational, motivational experience, don’t miss this episode of Black Beat Podcast, where Towanda Perry, owner and founder of NW Affordable Autos (NWAA), shares an unforgettable glimpse into her journey from tragedy to triumph and invaluable insights into how she has endured to become a capable, significant and influential force in the community. Sitting down with our host, Flossin CEO and Editor-in-Chief, John Washington, Ms. Perry reveals: ● Love, incarceration and the ultimate loss, how her resilience, determination and ultimately faith help to get through it all. ● Her inspiration to enter the realm of used car sales ● Experiences as a Black female business owner in a traditionally male dominated industry ● Personal and professional challenges and successes in the current socio-political climate ● Ways the pandemic has affected her business and client interaction ● Strategies employed to mitigate the financial blow of COVID -19 ● Advice she has for other aspiring business owners, especially females, seeking to carve out a niche in the used auto industry ● How to connect with NWAA and get on the road to buying/financing a quality used automobile at an affordable price We want to hear from you. For more unapologetically Black stories and inspirational media coverage of capable, significant and influential motivators in our community, follow us on social media and send us your thoughts: Phone: 503-841-5032 Email: info@flossinmedia.com Website: https://www.flossinmedia.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/flossinmedia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flossinmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/flossinmedia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/flossinmediatv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flossin-media/
47:29
February 27, 2021
Eric Ward | Not My Mama’s Civil Rights Movement
On this episode of Black Beat, our host, John Washington leads a spirited interview with our guest, Eric K. Ward. Mr. Ward is the current Executive Director of Western States Center, an organization known as a national hub for innovative responses to white nationalism, antisemitism, and structural inequality. Working nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy so all people can live, love, worship and work free from fear, he also brings a uniquely innovative musical approach to fighting the good fight through punk-rock activism. Taking the stage as “Bulldog Shadow”, he describes his genre as one that “bends folk into a new punk framework and spits out a series of stories we wish we were the ones telling.” What Black Beat Host, John Washington and Mr. Ward talk about: ● His path to becoming a leader in the civil rights movement ● Some of the greatest threats posed by white supremacy ● His work in personally addressing violent neo-Nazis and convincing some to renounce racism and violence ● What makes the Pacific Northwest such a hotbed for white supremacy ● His punk-rock activism as Bulldog Shadow ● The focus and direction Western States intends to pursue moving forward ● How COVID -19 has affected him, his organization and work ● How can you get involved We want to hear from you. For more unapologetically Black stories and inspirational media coverage of capable, significant and influential motivators in our community, follow us on social media and send us your thoughts: Phone: (503)-841-5032 Email: info@flossinmedia.com Website: https://www.flossinmedia.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/flossinmedia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flossinmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/flossinmedia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/flossinmediatv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flossin-media/
44:02
February 27, 2021
Senator Lew Frederick | WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
On this episode of Black Beat get your fill of some truly good news coming out of the Capitol. Representing District 22 in Portland, Oregon, Senator Lew Frederick discusses two bills he has recently introduced, SB 618 and SB 619, which propose a redress of one of histories most gruesome grievances: Slavery. "(Senate Bill) 618 really says there is a case to be made for reparations -- that's what 618 does," he said. "(Senate Bill) 619 says if there is a case to make, how that will be done." What Black Beat Host, John Washington and Senator Frederick Talk About ● The Senator’s inspiration for choosing the role of public official ● The Senator’s efforts to address police reform ● Successes and challenges he experienced in creating the Oregon CARES fund which provided financial relief to Black Oregonians and businesses suffering disproportionately not just from the pandemic but systemic racism and roadblocks to prosperity. ● What led to lawsuits lodged against the fund and current status of the case ● The historic reparations legislation that he introduced in the form of Senate bills 618 and 619 We want to hear from you. For more unapologetically Black stories and inspirational media coverage of capable, significant and influential motivators in our community, follow us on social media and send us your thoughts: Phone: 503-841-5032 Email: info@flossinmedia.com Website: https://www.flossinmedia.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/flossinmedia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flossinmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/flossinmedia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/flossinmediatv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flossin-media/
26:59
February 27, 2021
Elijah J. Friday | Why Age Alone When You Can Age With Support
Why Age Alone When You Can Age With Support Black owned business stays intact providing essential services thanks to help from The Oregon Cares Fund Meet Elijah J. Friday. As an accomplished and knowledgeable healthcare provider, Friday founded the non-profit organization, Aging With Support, nearly 2 years ago. Based on a mission “to acknowledge the value of aging adults by providing them with lifelong healthcare resources and tools” and a vision to “mitigate health disparities among older communities through implementation and innovation”, AWS also provides community outreach, raises awareness of healthcare challenges faced by aging adults and advocates for all aging adults in any type of living environment throughout 5 Oregon counties: Marion, Polk, Jefferson, Yamhill and Lincoln. To Connect with Elijah Friday @ Aging with Support http://www.aws1.org/ (503) 902-6309 info@aws1.org
33:13
February 01, 2021
J Spa | Essential Service for Times of Stillness | Black Beat Podcast
J Spa Joins the Black Beat Podcast. Behind every business that has managed to keep its doors open through the pandemic, there is a story of resilience, fortitude and often purpose-driven commitment. J Spa in Eugene, Oregon is an exceptional example of a business which has managed to not just survive but find opportunities to thrive despite the hurdles and challenges inherent in operating a hands-on practice in the shadow of COVID-19.    To learn more about Jaqueline Johnson and The J Spa business services visit https://thejspa.com/ 485 Alexander Loop #110, Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 423-7009
32:34
December 22, 2020
Nate Moreland | Life Improving Fitness Training and Speed
For Nate Moreland, sports is more than something you do, it’s a way of life. A P.I.L.(Portland Interscholastic League) Hall of Famer, and former Olympic qualifier, Moreland finds the principles of training, “discipline, determination and dedication” to be guiding lights for the values he seeks to pass on to his clients. He’s the owner of Life Improving Fitness Training and Speed (LIFTS), a gym he uses to get people, of all backgrounds, from the "no’s to pro's" to help them realize their fitness goals in life.    To connect with Nate Moreland check out https://www.liftsfitnesstraining.com
27:50
December 01, 2020
A Conversation with Instrument | Black Beat Podcast
Executives from Instrument join the Black Beat Podcast to discuss operations during COVID-19. Led by Flossin Media’s CEO & Editor in Chief John Washington, Black Beat takes his unapologetically Black approach to each discussion for a deep dive into the core issues that have historically divided us all. Our featured conversers will include local, regional and national Black news-makers representing views from the hood, to the boardroom and beyond in order to disrupt the traditional “white noise” and bougie rhetoric.  Episodes will also feature other Flossin Media/ Magazine writers who are well stoked by the fire their leader has ignited.  Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat
01:22:47
July 21, 2020
Renate Ray Mayer | Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF)
Renate Ray Mayer ,Census Equity Manager for the Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) joins us on this episode of Black Beat Podcast. One of Oregon's most vocal Black Activist groups for young Black adults, PAALF is assisting the We Count Oregon census campaign in order to engage folks from the hard to reach Black community on the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census. "Ray" also shares the focus of PAALF moving from 2020 to the future. You can find out more about PAALF and what they are doing to build Black Power in Oregon by visiting their website https://www.paalf.org/. . Also you can learn more about the #WeCountOregon campaign by going to https://wecountoregon.com/ Finally, if you haven't taken the Census yet you can do so now by going to the 2020 census at https://2020census.gov/ Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat Learn more at www.flossinmedia.com Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn | Facebook
01:01:54
June 11, 2020
Dr. Natasha  Bhuyan from One Medical
On this episode of Black Beat Podcast, we welcome our guest Dr. Natasha  Bhuyan family physician and the Regional Director of West Coast Markets for One Medical, one of the largest primary care medical offices in the country. Our discussion looks at the way technology is shifting how we access our doctor, helping to lower medical cost and replacing sick care with health care.  Additionally, we discuss their mobile testing facilities meant to relieve some pressure on hospital systems, the testing process itself and how despite the pandemic, what should we also be focusing on in terms of our health care. Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat Learn more at www.flossinmedia.com Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn | Facebook
01:20:50
June 11, 2020
State of Black Men in America w/ Tony Jones, James Posey, Dr. Johnny Lake, and Cupid Alexander
John Washington is joined by Tony Jones, James Posey, Dr. Johnny Lake, and Cupid Alexander as they discuss the State of Black Men in America following the rise of COVID-19, the murder of George Floyd, and the decline of the American economy. Tony      Jones- Business Owner at Rubitone Development Services and the President      of the Coalition of Black Men. James      Posey- a longtime Portland resident and co-founder of National Association      of Minority Contractors of Oregon (NAMCO), former mayoral candidate and      retail business owner Dr.      Johnny Lake- international consultant, trainer and speaker Cupid Alexander- Director of Strategic      Initiatives- Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler. Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat Learn more at www.flossinmedia.com Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn | Facebook
01:18:32
June 11, 2020
Paul Knauls Sr. and Jr.
On this episode of Black Beat we pay our respects to father and son entrepreneurs Paul Knauls Sr. and Paul Knauls Jr., the owners and operators of the iconic Geneva’s Shear Perfection Barbershop and Salon located in the Soul of Portland. The conversation is one of reflection, shared gems of wisdom, and bits of laughter as they culminate up to their decision to close up shop after 30 years in business in the midst of the now Covid-19 reality. No need to shed tears for this duo however, their hearts are full from the life of service to the community they loved and who loved them right back. Welcome to Black Beat podcast where we will share the hard hitting conversations we have with Black and other news-makers of color. Apathy is a disease of the spirit, diminishing all manner of belief in one’s self and ability. For too long it has run rampant in Black and other communities of color, fueled by the constant drip of inequitable distribution of wealth creation opportunities and the systemic invalidation of our presence. This has created serious fragmentation. It took a special set of circumstances to create this condition and it will take a special set of circumstances to remove this blight of spirit. Led by Flossin Media’s CEO & Editor in Chief John Washington, Black Beat takes his unapologetically Black approach to each discussion for a deep dive into the core issues that have historically divided us all. Our featured conversers will include local, regional and national Black news-makers representing views from the hood, to the boardroom and beyond in order to disrupt the traditional “white noise” and bougie rhetoric.  Episodes will also feature other Flossin Media/ Magazine writers who are well stoked by the fire their leader has ignited.  Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat Watch on Youtube. Learn more at www.flossinmedia.com Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn | Facebook
53:17
May 26, 2020
Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence
Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence joins John Washington and Fawn Aberson for a conversation on the Black Beat Podcast.  Oregon House Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence (D) of District #36 serves Portland’s West Side. This includes the Downtown, SW Waterfront and Chinatown areas as well as parts of the NW & SW Hills and Multnomah Village. She was appointed by Multnomah County Commissioners to replace former state Rep. Jennifer Williamson, D-Portland, who resigned in December of 2019 to run for Oregon secretary of state in the 2020 election.  Representative Lawrence Spence will hold this position until January of 2021, choosing not to run in the general election. In the Legislature, she strive to create a new level of transparency, engagement, and accountability in the public sphere, centering the voices of the underrepresented and marginalized, a platform she championed during her tenure on The City of Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission. A transplant from Brooklyn, NY where she worked for Senator Chuck Schumer and a variety of other political campaigns, she became unfulfilled with bipartisan politics and decided to pursue architecture and design instead, and relocated to Portland, Oregon. She is the Founder & Principal Designer of Fifth Element and the founder and President of Melanated a women/femme of color (WFOC) organization, over 250 members strong, based on 3 pillars - civic engagement, financial empowerment, and community stewardship. Everything she focuses on is around economic justice, believing that you can’t have environmental or social justice without it. She joins our host, John Washington, in a conversation that is intellectually empowering and, as always, unapologetically Black in nature. They cover subjects that range from the fear of Black males; the economics of Covid-19; why Black people need to own more buildings; and how politics is in EVERYTHING.  Welcome to Black Beat podcast where we will share the hard hitting conversations we have with Black and other news-makers of color. Led by Flossin Media’s CEO & Editor in Chief John Washington, Black Beat takes his unapologetically Black approach to each discussion for a deep dive into the core issues that have historically divided us all. Our featured conversers will include local, regional and national Black news-makers representing views from the hood, to the boardroom and beyond in order to disrupt the traditional “white noise” and bougie rhetoric.  Episodes will also feature other Flossin Media/ Magazine writers who are well stoked by the fire their leader has ignited.  Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat Watch on YouTube. Learn more at www.flossinmedia.com Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn | Facebook
01:12:10
May 07, 2020
Precious Edmonds from We Count Oregon
A conversation with John Washington and Precious Edmonds from We Count Oregon. Welcome to Black Beat podcast where we will share the hard hitting conversations we have with Black and other news-makers of color. Apathy is a disease of the spirit, diminishing all manner of belief in one’s self and ability. For too long it has run rampant in Black and other communities of color, fueled by the constant drip of inequitable distribution of wealth creation opportunities and the systemic invalidation of our presence. This has created serious fragmentation. It took a special set of circumstances to create this condition and it will take a special set of circumstances to remove this blight of spirit. Led by Flossin Media’s CEO & Editor in Chief John Washington, Black Beat takes his unapologetically Black approach to each discussion for a deep dive into the core issues that have historically divided us all. Our featured conversers will include local, regional and national Black news-makers representing views from the hood, to the boardroom and beyond in order to disrupt the traditional “white noise” and bougie rhetoric.  Episodes will also feature other Flossin Media/ Magazine writers who are well stoked by the fire their leader has ignited.  Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat Watch on YouTube. Learn more at www.flossinmedia.com Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn | Facebook
29:29
April 17, 2020
John Washington, Mims Rouse, and E.D. Mondaine
A conversation with John Washington and Community leaders. The conversation will be recorded as the first episode of the Black Beat. John is joined by Mims Rouse - Founder, African American-XY Program LLC- and E.D. Mondaine - President of the Portland NAACP Chapter. Welcome to Black Beat podcast where we will share the hard hitting conversations we have with Black and other news-makers of color. Apathy is a disease of the spirit, diminishing all manner of belief in one’s self and ability. For too long it has run rampant in Black and other communities of color, fueled by the constant drip of inequitable distribution of wealth creation opportunities and the systemic invalidation of our presence. This has created serious fragmentation. It took a special set of circumstances to create this condition and it will take a special set of circumstances to remove this blight of spirit. Led by Flossin Media’s CEO & Editor in Chief John Washington, Black Beat takes his unapologetically Black approach to each discussion for a deep dive into the core issues that have historically divided us all. Our featured conversers will include local, regional and national Black news-makers representing views from the hood, to the boardroom and beyond in order to disrupt the traditional “white noise” and bougie rhetoric.  Episodes will also feature other Flossin Media/ Magazine writers who are well stoked by the fire their leader has ignited.  Always inspirational, educational and motivational, Black Beat will empower listeners to solution oriented action and reinforce the perceptions of capability, significance and influence that lives within us all and grows exponentially if nurtured. Follow the podcast at anchor.fm/blackbeat Watch on Youtube. Learn more at www.flossinmedia.com Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn | Facebook
43:49
April 17, 2020