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Black Girls In Media, The Podcast

Black Girls In Media, The Podcast

By Black Girls in Media, Inc.
Black Girls in Media Podcast's main mission is to educate, encourage, and inspire women of all ages and fields of media. Our cohost Danteé Ramos, Kelly Ray, and Shelby Smith use their individual life experiences, guests' tips, and black culture to move our stories. Here at BGIMP we aim to teach, guide and uplift all of our listeners. This podcast is a safe place to learn and find ways to connect the dots to your dreams.
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That PR Girl Manifesto
Fatoumata B. Barry (Fatou) is a Guinean-born, NYC-raised cultural strategist best known for her work in communications and community building. Through her creative agency, AB MEDIA GROUP, Fatou builds authentic and strategic products, platforms, campaigns and content for mission-consistent brands passionate about making a difference.Fatou is also the founder of PR Girl Manifesto, a digital community of over 40,000 professionals in the Communications field. The community works to re-imagine the PR and Comm space while supporting its constituents through access to resources, fellowship and mentorship.Her work is influenced by her desire to bridge equity gaps for young women of color. She has created several spaces to grow and nurture this community by sharing knowledge and experience to generate opportunities. This includes the launch of Hold The Press, a grassroots initiative co-founded by Fatou that calls for action, accountability, and transparency in the Public Relations industry for Black people.Fatou believes in the power of collaborative mentorship and sharing crucial information important to a young professional's development, which is what motivates and rewards her as it drives her work and personal growth.
30:07
September 16, 2021
The Day In A Life Of A TV Correspondent With Kayla Brantley
Kayla Brantley is a multimedia journalist wearing the hats of writer, producer and on-camera correspondent. Brantley currently reports for DailyMail.com where she covers anything from breaking news, to viral videos, to the latest celebrity gossip. Brantley takes her written stories on screen as a correspondent for Emmy-winning DailyMailTV, a nationally syndicated entertainment news show. Find Brantley giving America the rundown on the top stories from around the world every Monday thru Friday. Brantley has interviewed some of your favorite celebrities, including Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Jordin Sparks, Ne-Yo, Tia Mowry, Anthony Mackie and more, either on the red carpet or from the comfort of her home during virtual press junkets.
18:44
September 9, 2021
Screenwriting 101
BGIM Podcast Chatted it up with multi award winning screenwriter, Antoinette 'Toni' Fernandez. Fernandez has won over 72 accolades for her projects.Listen to why her project 'Got The Juice' being one her favorites, advice on becoming a screenwriter and tips to navigate in any field of media. 
17:49
September 2, 2021
This isn't Goodbye
Our co hosts Kelly Ray and Shelby Smith have decided to take the next steps in their career. Join us as we say talk about our favorite moments on the show, moments together and grab a tissue because it get's emotional. This isn't goodbye but, a see you later ! Best of luck to them xo
25:30
August 19, 2021
How To Stop Waiting on an Opportunity and Create Your Own
On Season 4 episode 13, our co-hosts interviewed Tamika Newhouse on how to manifest, heal past trauma, and build lasting relationships. Recognized as one of a “must listen to” podcasts by Pandora, the first season of Traces of Mika launched in 2019 as a memoir podcast allowing listeners to explore a glimpse of best selling author, creative entrepreneur, and CEO Tamika Newhouse’s journey to success as a Black woman and young single mother. Be sure to follow @bgimpodcast & the Co Hosts Dantee, Kelly and Shelby as well. Connect and engage with us as we desire to serve you! Let us know who you would like to be featured and topics you want us to discuss.
29:02
July 22, 2021
How to Become a TV News Reporter in a Top Five Market Ft. Kennedi Walker
On Season 4 episode 12, our co-hosts interviewed Kennedi Walker to discuss what it's like being a news reporter in a top 10 market at 24 years old. Kennedi Walker is a news reporter for CBS 11 in Dallas, TX. Before moving to Texas, she was a reporter in Baton Rouge, LA. In Baton Rouge, she was awarded Multi-Media Journalist of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcaster Be sure to follow @bgimpodcast & the Co Hosts Dantee, Kelly and Shelby as well. Connect and engage with us as we desire to serve you! Let us know who you would like to be featured and topics you want us to discuss.
18:60
July 15, 2021
How to Balance having a career and running a business
On Season 4 episode 11, our co-hosts interviewed members of Embracing the Crown movement to discuss what it's like to have a 9-5 career and own your own business. Through powerful events and workshops,Embracing The Crown is the connector that unites women and builds a supportive network. Since launching, Embracing the Crown has impacted countless people through powerful workshops, interactive events, bold merchandise, and uplifting social media channels. Be sure to follow @bgimpodcast & the Co Hosts Dantee, Kelly and Shelby as well. Connect and engage with us as we desire to serve you! Let us know who you would like to be featured and topics you want us to discuss.
23:32
July 8, 2021
Are you interested in acting? Casting Assistant Loretta Troutman tells you how to get cast in 2021!
On Season 4 episode 10, our co-hosts interviewed casting assistant Loretta Troutman on a day in the life of a casting assistant, and what it takes to become an actress in 2021.  Loretta made her debut as a Casting Assistant on the Netflix series All About the Washington's. Loretta currently lives in Los Angeles, California where she works for Koczara/Shevchenko Casting. She lends her talents to many pilots and series like Black-ish, Grown-ish, and The Mighty Ducks. Be sure to follow @bgimpodcast & the Co Hosts Dantee, Kelly and Shelby as well. Connect and engage with us as we desire to serve you! Let us know who you would like to be featured and topics you want us to discuss.
23:04
July 1, 2021
Why You Need a Multi-Media Strategist to Help Develop Your Brand
On Season 4 episode 9, our co-hosts interviewed multi-media strategist and radio personality Raven Paris about why she decided to help others reach their full potential. Besides being an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Mentor, and Host, Raven is also the Author of The Game Changer: Start up Kit to become or Sustain Entrepreneurship. She has done freelance work with TMZ, VICE, REVOLT, Deleon Tequila, BET, A3C Festival, and a host of other amazing companies. Raven was also the 1st Female, African American Field Producer for TMZ in NY, NY. Be sure to follow @bgimpodcast & the Co Hosts Dantee, Kelly and Shelby as well. Connect and engage with us as we desire to serve you! Let us know who you would like to be featured and topics you want us to discuss.
27:54
June 24, 2021
How To Get It Dunn with Entertainment Journalist Ashley Dunn
On this episode we featured the journey of Ashley Dunn. Ashley Dunn is an Entertainment Journalist who started her career in Houston, stayed for 13 years,  and then transitioned to LA. Her journey and hustle is unmatched and she shares it all here. We discuss how to get gigs, when's the right time to stop taking unpaid gigs and work-life balance. Tune in! Be sure to follow @bgimpodcast & the Co Hosts Dantee, Kelly and Shelby as well. Connect and engage with us as we desire to serve you! Let us know who you would like to be featured and topics you want us to discuss. 
28:52
June 18, 2021
Unlock your Media Potential with Visibility Coach Roshanda Pratt
A visibility coach is someone who makes sure your visual presence is well perceived by your intended audience. Roshanda Pratt walks us through how to do just that and more! If you're someone just looking for encouragement this is a great episode as well. Mrs. Pratt has worked over 20 years in the media industry and drops all her wisdom in a very humorous way during this episode. Keep up with her here!
30:06
June 10, 2021
Is the Entertainment Industry for you ?
NAACP award winning Producer and Casting Director, Christal Ransom joined BGIM Podcast to openly discuss her career journey, knowing your calling, being true to yourself and so much more. 
32:09
June 3, 2021
Want to do Red Carpet Interviews? My Experience + The Interview Premiere
Our Co Host Shelby Smith attended her first press junket for The Black Music Honors Awards. Shelby interviewed the Legendary Angie Stone. She shared her experience and lessons learned. If you're interested in entertainment journalism take notes! If you desire to be an artist, take heed to the advice Angie Stone provided.  The Black Music Honors will be showcased Saturday June 19th at 1pm on Bounce TV. If you are located in the NJ/ NY area, it will premiere on PIX11 June 5th at 8pm. 
11:49
June 2, 2021
Are Black Owned Social Media Platforms the Future?? Flow Thinks So
On season 4 episode 4, our cohost sat down with the creators of the social media app Flow to talk about their mission, inspiration, and expectations for the app. Flow is a Black-Owned, upcoming social media app where anyone can have fun and feel welcome. After seeing censorship and biased acts of 'Shadow-banning' take place, without appeal, Flow knew it was time for a change. Flow recognized that black creators were creating dances and trends without getting recognized for it, and they believed it was time for a change. For more information about Flow you can visit their website at https://www.flowcreation.app.  Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram. Twitter, and TikTok at @bgimpodcast.
20:49
May 20, 2021
Becoming A Billboard Charting Artist with Deborah Berrios
Welcome to Season 4 , Episode 3 ✨ On this episode we featured Billboard Charting Singer/Song Writer Deborah ! She walked us through discovering her voice , the production process and how to navigate the industry post grad. For all who aspire to be talent this is for you 💗. Make sure to keep up with us @bgimpodcast! You can follow the Co Hosts as well Shelby, Dantee and Kelly . 
23:36
May 13, 2021
How to Break into the Radio Industry Ft. Women in Radio Founder Meaghan Taylor
On season 4 episode 2, we sat down with digital media consultant and women in radio founder Meaghan Taylor to talk about how she grew her platform and what it takes to be in the radio industry.  Meaghan has worked in numerous radio markets, such as 104.7 The Flame in Port St Lucie, Fl; BEATZ 96.3 in West Palm Beach, Fl, 92.9 WTUG in Tuscaloosa AL, and most recently Y100 in Miami, FL. In 2016, she founded Women In Radio LLC., an organization for the support and advancement of women in the radio industry. She is in charge of  Women In Radio’s daily social media accounts, designing graphics/merchandise, securing sponsorship/donations, and curating small to large scale events. For all of our ladies interested in radio, this one is for you! Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram. Twitter, and TikTok at @bgimpodcast.
15:04
May 6, 2021
"They flew me out a second time to ESPN Headquarters," Raya Clay on Fulfilling Big Dreams of a Small Town Girl
Welcome to Season 4! In our Season opener we got to chat with Raya Clay. Raya  is a Creative Producer at ESPN. She has worked with ESPN since January 2020 and has produced several sports shows on the network- MLB, College Football, Sportscenter, ESPN E60 and Little League World Series to name a few. Raya is originally from Monticello, Arkansas and a proud Broadcast Journalism graduate of the University of Arkansas. Before ESPN, Raya spent 4 years at Fox Sports in Charlotte, NC producing Nascar, College Hoops, Super Bowl, and UFC. Raya also has a podcast called "No Handouts, Just Work" where she encourages women that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. All my ladies that are natural born hustlers or into sports media, this is the episode for you!  Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram. Twitter, and TikTok at @bgimpodcast.
23:19
April 29, 2021
How BGIM Serves Us- Season 3 recap
It is the season finale of Black Girls in Media the Podcast. On today's episode, our cohost talked about their favorite moments from this season, future goals for the podcast, and how to separate social media from reality. Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram. Twitter, and TikTok at @bgimpodcast.
22:18
April 8, 2021
How to Let Go of What Know Longer Serves you
On Today's episode of Black Girls in Media we sat down with New Jersey radio personality Amira Lawson @teawithmirab and talked to her about her journey of starting her own radio station and how to know when to leave an unfulfilling work situation  Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
28:06
March 24, 2021
Taxes 101 for Freelancers, Influencers and Brands
Confused on how to do taxes? Look no further! We had a conversation with IRS Enrolled Agent, Asia Johnson of @ms.elitetax, about best practices for black girls in media. Get your pens & pads ready to document how to prepare to file taxes. Adulting is hard, but we're here to ease the transition. 
33:45
March 17, 2021
A Conversation about Discrepancies in Pay Between Black and White Influencers
On today's episode, we spoke with social media influencer and entrepreneur Morgan Fitzpatick @_morgoo about what's it like being a black influencer in 2021. Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
34:08
March 10, 2021
Therapy for black girls in media
Therapy is for everyone, especially for our creatives/media girls. Dr. Danita breaks it down for all of us on the podcast on the importance of therapy, mental health, and the mental state of the black creative. Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
27:36
March 2, 2021
Are you living or just existing? An honest conversation with Chantal Rochelle
How many of us have tied our worth to a rejected opportunity ? Learn more about how Chantal Rochelle dealt with rejection in her career. Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.  
37:03
February 23, 2021
Entrepreneurship in media- Tips on starting your own creative agency
On season 2 episode 6, our cohost talked with media entrepreneur Tahira White. Tahira specializes in experiential, content, tech and real estate development for clients such as ASICS, Frank Ocean, Le Book, Anna Sheffield and Nike. Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
28:02
February 16, 2021
"You have to be a go getter, no one will give you these opportunities" Featuring Joelle Dyanne
On this weeks episode we're chatting with Joelle Dyanne who is the Director of Community for BYOBlive. She has an extensive resume with Tina Knowles, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and XoNecole,  just to name a few. Dyanne is known for her event planning skills that lead to high engagement gatherings whether in person or virtual. Learn more of her story on this episode!  Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
20:59
February 9, 2021
Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
This episode is sponsored by Premium Jane. You can use our discount code 'MEDIAGIRLS' for 20% off your next purchase. For more information about Premium Jane you can visit their website premiumjane.com. On season 2 episode 4, our cohost are vulnerable with each other as they talk about moving to a major city to chase their dreams, and quitting a job to focus on freelancing.  Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
21:23
February 2, 2021
A Dose of Miss De Featuring DeDe Brown
This episode is sponsored by Premium Jane. You can use our discount code 'MEDIAGIRLS' for 20% off your next purchase. For more information about Premium Jane you can visit their website premiumjane.com.  On season 2 episode 3, our cohost caught up with DeDe Brown. DeDe is the Senior Vice President of the National Publicity Team at Paramount Pictures. Listen as she talks about why it's important to stand up for yourself, invest in yourself, and pay yourself.  Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
46:46
January 26, 2021
PR Panel featuring Abigail J. Covington & Jordan Cathleen
Learn the Public Relations basics, what type of PR your biz or brand might need and how to start a firm if this is your field of work.  Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast.
51:32
January 19, 2021
Your Network is Your Networth
It is officially 2021! In our season 2 opener, our cohost discuss how they are feeling so far in the new year, and how they plan on networking during a pandemic. Some of the key social media platforms that they highlight are Clubhouse, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Make sure you click the link in our Instagram bio to get a list of the latest media job postings on LinkedIn. Thank you for supporting Black Girls in Media the Podcast. You can keep up with our cohost Danteé, Kelly, and Shelby  on Instagram at @danteesinferno, @itskellyray, and @shelbsdsmith. Also, make sure you are following the official Black Girls in Media Podcast Instagram @bgimpodcast. 
26:45
January 12, 2021
Thriving during a pandemic
Happy Holidays! First, we would like to say thank you! We appreciate all of the support we received during season 1, and we cannot wait to bring you better topics, guests, and discussions in season 2. We decided to let ten of our listeners participate in our Christmas season finale. Listen as we decided who is on the naughty or nice list, what it is like getting hired during a pandemic, and how we are going to be "Where the money Reside" in 2021. From the Black Girls in Media Podcast family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
25:35
December 22, 2020
Inside Look: Producer Life- "Be consistent, be on time and don’t doubt yourself.” w/ India Monee
India Monee' is a media maven, journalist, creative strategist, influencer, and above all else, a storyteller.  After graduating from Prairie View A&M University, she packed her bags and headed to the DMV from Dallas, Texas. While there, she worked as a promotion and social media assistant for Radio One Baltimore and hustled as a freelance creative strategist and personality. Since returning back home to Dallas, India is now a digital producer for the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. She has also started a platform called The Journal Entry where she combines her love for creating content and journaling to promote self-improvement. Living by the quote, “It’s not what the dream is, but what the dream does” her goal is to use her voice and multimedia talents to leave an impactful mark not only as a digital footprint but in real life. She’s dedicated to living her life to the fullest and making her dreams come true to inspire others to do the same. Follow her to stay connected!  WEBSITE: INDIAMONEE.COM EMAIL: INDIAMONEE1@GMAIL.COM
31:07
December 11, 2020
Keeping up with the Culture
Our cohost chatted about all things pop culture: The Soul Train awards, Black Friday Shopping, and how they celebrated Thanksgiving.
18:55
December 1, 2020
Influencers vs Journalist
Are influencers taking the role of journalist? Are Journalism degrees and skills needed? Tune into this candid convo. 
20:48
November 24, 2020
A Seat at the Table Part Two w/ Zayna Allen
Listen to this vulnerable conversation with Zayna Allen about her experience being fired, getting on her feet and moving forward to be a trailblazer in the media industry. 
28:32
November 17, 2020
A Seat at the Table with Zayna Allen
In this episode, we interviewed media personality Zayna Allen who shared with us her struggles within the media industry and how she remains true to herself.
31:52
November 10, 2020
The Road to D.C. with Raquel Martin
Washington D.C. Corespondent Raquel Martin spoke with our co-host Kelly Ray about what it takes to became a political reporter in D.C. and why it is important for everyone to vote in the upcoming election.
24:28
November 2, 2020
Brooklyn McDaniels- Working in the NFL and Navigating the Corporate Space all While Remaining Authentic
Happy October! Here is your fall treat. A bonus episode recorded a few months ago between BGIM Creator Tasha McCaskiel and sports business professional Brooklyn McDaniels.  They discuss navigating the sports corporate world, lessons learned while getting older and more.  Follow her below! IG - @beelynmcdizzle Twitter - @beelynmcdizzle Facebook – Brooklyn McDaniels Linked In – Brooklyn McDaniels Brooklyn McDaniels is a 23-year-old sports business professional hailing from Canton, Ohio. A Buckeye through and through, she attended The Ohio State University where she received a degree in Communication Analysis with a minor in Legal Foundations. During undergrad, she was recognized in the 6th Edition of Who’s Who in Black Columbus and named 1 of 20 Outstanding Seniors in a graduating class of more than 10,000 students. Upon graduating with honors from Ohio State, Brooklyn kicked off her career in New York, NY as one of 7 individuals selected for the National Football League’s prestigious Junior Rotational Program. After 1.5 years rotating through Event Strategy, Business Development, and Partnership Management, she accepted a permanent role in the Sponsorship department. She currently manages the day-to-day relationships of 6 of the League’s largest, and most critical corporate partners (e.g. Bud Light, Gatorade, Bose). Brooklyn is most commonly known for her gregarious personality and her ability to rally individuals with enthusiasm. She exudes leadership and confidence placing her at the forefront of each of her various involvements. A strong advocate for personal and professional mentorship, Brooklyn dedicates her time to sharing her experiences, knowledge, and learnings with future generations. At the core of her interests, Brooklyn aspires to exercise creativity at the intersection of media, communications, and sport.
40:02
October 29, 2020
SurTHRIVER with Lyndsay Christian
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we interviewed media personality Lyndsay Christian who is surthriving breast cancer. Learn more about her journey and how she is still dominating the industry despite her diagnosis. 
19:13
October 20, 2020
Secure The Bag w/ Sarai Thompson
Where do I meet connects? What should my cover letter look like? What should I be involved with during school? How do I navigate post grad employment? All your questions answered with The Sarai Ashari (@thesaraiashari), CNN Underscored Editorial Coordinator. 
26:36
October 13, 2020
Lessons Never Losses
A look into our testimonies navigating the media industry and advice to keep your head on straight! 
21:37
October 6, 2020
Delayed but Not Denied
Breonna Taylor, Voting, BGIM Conference & Words of encouragement for those starting school, recent grads, are trying to make their way in this industry . Welcome to the new podcast! 
15:19
September 29, 2020
"Define Yourself for Yourself" with Nakia Stephens, Screenwriter and Founder of Damn Write Originals
Nakia Stephens is an award-winning screenwriter/filmmaker born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of the first public HBCU in Georgia, Savannah State University, where she studied Mass Communications with a concentration in Radio/Television Broadcasting. During her undergrad tenure, Nakia also Studied writing in Shanghai, Beijing, and Ghana. After receiving her degree, Nakia went on to work and study screenwriting in Los Angeles, California. Her travel and studies helped influence her love for storytelling so much that in 2014 Nakia decided to be the master of her own fate by creating the Damn Write Originals screenwriting Label. Nakia is an avid champion for Women and People of Color and as Founder and Chief of Content for Damn Write Originals, she is devoted to telling authentic and purposeful stories. Since the launch of her Label, Nakia has had over 20 of her screenplays produced to screen including her most notable projects: Suga Water, Cream x Coffee, and Novella. Nakia has been featured and recognized for her work by festivals and platforms such as BLAVITY, ABFF, Rolling Out Magazine, and Black Girls Rock! She also garnered partnerships with major media outlets such as Revolt TV, Black&Sexy TV, BETher and most recently inked a development deal with Earvin "Magic" Johnson's cable network, aspireTV.  Nakia believes in the magic of storytelling and always creates art with a purpose greater than self. In this episode, Nakia speaks on her journey to creating her production company, and gives tips on getting into the industry Thanks for listening!  xoxo @blackgirlsinmediainc
59:01
June 16, 2020
"If You Can't Get In the Front Door, Go Through the Window" with Barbara Jacques Founder and Creative Director of Jacq’s
We got the opportunity to sit with Barbara Jacques, Founder and Creative Director of Jacq’s. Jacq's is a vegan and clean beauty skincare line created to help women slay naturally. Barbara created Jacq's after a health scare during her pregnancy. As a way to cope with her illness, she began studying green medicine, and holistic plant botany.  Barbara took us through her journey of having a full time job and taking the jump into full-time entrepreneurship. We also discuss which chemicals to look out for in skincare products and how to take control of your health as a black woman.  Follow Barbara and her company here and support black-owned businesses!   @shopjacqs @jacqsorganics Get tickets to Black Girls in Media, The Digital Conference! 5/23 & 5/24 xoxo Black Girls in Media 
01:05:01
May 14, 2020
Pay Attention to Your Passions, with Tarah Lynn, Author of Claim Your Crown + Teen Vogue and Haitian Times Writer
Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is a fashionista encouraging thousands of women to fully grasp their worth in Christ through her Cosmopolitan UK nominated brand, Adorned in Armor, and Dressed for Battle Podcast. The Teen Vogue "It Girl" turned Teen Vogue fashion writer was crowned Miss Black New Jersey in 2018 and is dedicated to showing everyone that their crowns have always existed. The Haitian-American beauty queen graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rider University, earned her Master's degree from Syracuse University, and most recently, signed a three-book deal with Baker Publishing. Her first book, Claim Your Crown, is available at all major book retailers nationwide and the free devotional is also available on the YouVersion Bible app with over 50,000 completions around the globe. Tarah-Lynn's features include: CBN, Haitian Times & more! In this episode Tarah tells us her journey in getting her successful book published, dealing with battles and more! Thanks for listening and don't forget to share and subscribe to our podcast! xoxo BGIM
51:23
May 7, 2020
God Is Going to Give You What You Need When You Need It, with Abby Roselynn, Author and Creator of Women Empowerment 101
Abigail “Abby” Loth is the creator of Women Empowerment 101 and a sought after speaker, mentor, and trainer. Abby made a devotion to herself to turn her trials into triumphs by empowering women to grow to be their best self – mentally, physically, spiritually, And financially. Her impactful empowerment assignments have helped hundreds of women find and pursue their purpose in life despite any unfair or broken start. Abby is anointed with the ability to create wholeness and fearlessness into anyone who has her attention. Abby utilizes her story and insurmountable obstacles, and faith to build purpose and passion into others. Her specific and actionable strategies have allowed her to create strength, peace, and substance with her audience moreover allowing her to pursue her dream of enabling others to find faith, and release fear each day of their life. Abby shares with us how she overcame her obstacles and left us with many comforting words of wisdom to carry on for the rest our lives. She has her 2nd book coming out as well so be sure to stay connected with her!  xoxo Black Girls in Media  Follow Abby on Instagram @abbyroselynn_ Women Empowerment 101- @womenempowerment.101
58:53
April 23, 2020
Failure is just another stepping stone into greatness, with Ashley Nicole, Sports Journalist for iHeart Radio's #TheGreekZone
Born and raised in New York, Ashley Nicole Moss is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Multimedia Journalism. She started her television career in 2015 (while still in college) at SFL-TV, The CW as an entertainment correspondent. From there, she became a sideline reporter and then quickly, co-host of ‘Generation Nexxt’, a youth football show on NBC 6. In addition, she’s reported live from multiple Orange Bowls, interviewed Pat Riley and starred in/produced in various sports documentaries (one award-winning). Currently, she can be heard as the co-host of iHeart Radio’s “The Greek Zone” weekdays @ 2PM on 940 Winz. Ashley gave us top requirements to make it in radio and on air TV; she also shares with us the value of failure and how her path brought her to where she is today.  Follow her on Instagram @ashnicolemoss
35:10
April 15, 2020
You won't always be motivated, so you must learn discipline, with Asia Milia, Editorial Assistant at Teen Vogue
"You won't always be motivated, so you must learn discipline"- Asia Milia  Asia Milia is the Editorial Assistant at Teen Vogue; currently working under Lindsay Peoples Wagner (Editor-in-Chief) at Teen Vogue. Asia kicks off our very first episode sharing her story from majoring in education during her early years of college after realizing her true passion laid in fashion.  Asia shared with us the 3 traits one must have to get what he/she desires in life. The fashion mogul takes us back to day 1 and tells the details on how she entered the fashion/media industry.  Follow her work on Teen Vogue and her social media.  Enjoy!  xoxo Black Girls in Media
41:01
April 7, 2020