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Breaking the Mold

Breaking the Mold

By Breaking the Mold
Lets talk about it! A platform in collaboration with Empowering Mentorships aiming to provide a conversation on topics concerning African American youth. Professionals from the African American community provide insight into the challenges, obstacles and keys to success in their respective fields.
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Talking Style & Fashion with Jamard Styles' Parrish Purnell
In this episode of Breaking the Mold we discuss the trends in fashion and the perceptions that style and fashion can have on minority youth.  Parrish Purnell is the founder of Jamard Styles, a personal styling business focused on helping people feel just as good as they look. Jelani discusses the journey, challenges and trends of the fashion industry with the minority male youth in mind. Take a listen as Breaking the Mold talks style & fashion with Jamard Styles!
19:25
November 11, 2020
A Discussion on Social Injustice & Christianity with Vince Freeman
This week we are speaking with Associate Campus Pastor for The Rock Church's Online Campus, Vince Freeman, on the intersectionality of #christianity and social #injustice and the perspective that diverse groups can take if they are wanting to be part of the solution. Vince Freeman resides in San Diego where he, his wife and daughter are actively contributing towards pointing to the solution in a time of need. His most recent project on social platforms is called "Start. Stop. Continue.", a conversation surrounding ways to address racial issues that currently plague our country.
20:24
August 10, 2020
Conversation on Education with Ronald Preston Clark, Teacher and Advocate
In this episode we discuss the education system and the experiences Ronald has in the classroom. From San Diego to Chicago, we discuss the challenges african american students face when in the classroom as well as addressing the issues that go on outside the classroom. Tune in to hear more about the perspectives of an African American Educator working with minority students!
26:37
May 6, 2020
Discussing Your Purpose with Dr. Clarence Lee!
In this episode we discuss how pain is the fuel for your purpose and how to be persistent in achieving your goals. Dr. Lee discusses how to successful achieve your goals, one by one and speaks on facing your obstacles.  Tune in for this weeks episode with Dr. Lee! *(We apologize for the poor sound quality and static interference)*
22:29
April 25, 2020
A conversation on finance with financial professional Joshua Nelms, Associate Director with Transamerica!
Today we are discussing the conversations surrounding generational wealth and the handling of finances in minority communities. We also cover how mentors can get involved with students seeking financial advice and the first steps one can take to become a financial professional. Thanks for listening to Breaking the Mold!
27:08
April 17, 2020
Interview with Former USA Rugby Player and Personal Trainer, Conroy Smith!
In this episode we address the transition that many athletes face as they make their transitions from small towns to big universities and from being an athlete to making the next move.  Maneuvering life often brings African American men to a crossroad that requires them to solidify their identity. Check out this awesome interview recorded on April 7th!
30:28
April 8, 2020