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It Is What It Is!

A podcast dedicated to bringing relevant news to you. Covering sports, business, politics, faith, entertainment, and family.#Edutainment! #Business-tainnent
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What is the vision for the Church in 2021
Insight into the vision  and alignment of the Christian faith in 2021. Focusing on faith and its role in organizations, community, societal, political, and economical bodies.  Featuring Pastor Billy Evans, Pastor Naamon Williams, Pastor Marcel Fears, and Pastor Adrian Patterson. 
January 21, 2021
NFL Playoffs Review Round 1 Featuring Barry Ebua
Insight and analysis of Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Playoffs
January 16, 2021
For the Culture: Feat. Cadi Lynn
Insight into today's hottest music, shows, books, and drama featuring Candi Lynn.
January 14, 2021
Women in Leadership 2021 Feat. Attorney Jones, Danielle Meggoe, Anamkia Dutta, Shinjini Das, and Jas
Insight into the opportunities, challenges, leadership lessons, empowerment and focus for these rising influencers. 
January 6, 2021
NBA is Back
Insight into the 2021 NBA Season. Featuring Tyler "TJ" Banks, Dre "Big Baby", and William Morgan
December 30, 2020
Millennials and the Holidays (Christmas Edition)
Insight into the nuances of the Holiday season. Featuring Ariel Crenshaw, Amber Williams, and Natalie LeFlore. Topics: Best movies, best/worst gift giver, best streaming shows, worst streaming shows, and a message for 2021. 
December 24, 2020
Being Greek: Divine 9- Black Greek Life
Insight into the Divine 9: Myths, Challenges, Processes, and Influence. Featuring Dr. Tiffany Hermon, Tyler Banks, Brittany Henderson, and Crystal Jameau. 
December 18, 2020
What's At Stake for Georgia and the US
Insight into the Senate Runoff election in Georgia. Review and analysis of the Warnock vs Loeffler Debate. Analysis of Perdue vs. Ossoff. 
December 14, 2020
Women Who Workout Featuring Coach Mia, LaShawn Harris, and Kawada Roberts
Insight into the challenges, obstacles, opportunities that women face in Fitness. 
December 3, 2020
Church & The Gym
Insight into the needed dialogue between fitness and faith. Featuring Rev. Maurice Fears, Pastor Naamon Williams, and Coach Cailah 
December 3, 2020
Surviving the Holidays- Couples Edition
Insight into the upcoming 2020 Holiday Season and its nuances 
November 21, 2020
First Ladies on Politics
Featuring First Lady Deborah Fears of Redeem Church: Insight into today's relevant political issues. 
November 15, 2020
Featured Artist: LaQuisha Burries (Hasings)
Insight into rising Gospel Artist: LaQuisha Burries
November 11, 2020
Pre-Election Analysis
Insight into the 2020 Presidential General Election Featuring Bishop Robinson, Dr. Jonathan Shepherd, and Rev. Derric Scott
November 7, 2020
Best Romantic Comedy Movie!
Insight into the most iconic romantic comedy movies of all times.  Featuring Lady Spencer, Jacqueline Standberry, and David Standberry.
October 31, 2020
Featured Artist: Shaffer Jones
Insight into rising Chicago Hip-Hop artist: Shaffer Jones
October 27, 2020
Featured Artist: Chrysann Moore
Insight into Chicagoland Gospel Singer Chrysann Moore
October 20, 2020
Sports Edition "Goat Talk"
Insight into the heated debate between LBJ vs MJ, NFL, and Floyd Mayweather
October 17, 2020
News Today: What The Heck is Happening
Insight into the breakdown of the Presidential debate, VP debate, Justice Amy Confirmation Hearings, and double consciousness 
October 13, 2020
First Lady Edition: Feat Lady Evans, Lady Bell, Lady Williams. Lady Booker, Lady Fears
Insight into the realties of being married to a Pastor and being the "First Lady" of an organization. 
October 7, 2020
Fall Into Fitness
Insight into the challenges of the upcoming fall/winter in its relation to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. Featuring Coach Cailah, Anthony Amgen. Jeanette Ortega, Keeon Taylor, and Bo Skitsko.
October 2, 2020
Featured Artist: KC Wimbley
Insight into rising Hip-Hop artist KC Wimbley and his new album release. 
September 24, 2020
Marriage- This is not a Disney Movie!
Insight into the realties of marriage/partnership. The gray areas of love and development. The power to understand truth. Featuring Marriage Counselor -Peter Anderson, Ian (Hot of the Podcast- The Family Mess) and Jorge and Alexza (Host of the Podcast- The Kiddos Are Sleeping), and Pastor Williams/First Lady Williams.
September 17, 2020
Politics Today Featuring Attorney Perkins and Eugene Craig
Relevant discussion on current news topics such as: Jacob Blake, Daniel Prude, RNC, DNC, and Police Reform
September 17, 2020
NBA/Sport's Response to Social Justice
Taking an deep dive into current social topics and how the NBA and professional sports leagues have responded to social crisis. Featuring Former NBA Player Terry Cummings, Former Bulls Chaplin -Rev. Bradley, Attorney Powell, and NBC Sports Chicago Media Analyst -Tony Gill
September 10, 2020
Corporate Branding Featuring Eduardo Alvarez
Business Strategy: In-depth look into the structural components of corporate branding and its relativity in todays' society.
September 9, 2020
Cancel Culture: Faith Based Edition
Insight into relevant issues that can cause cancellation or dismemberment from the body of faith. Taking an in-depth dive into controversial topics that surround adultery, pregnancy, sexual misconduct, politics, Trump, police brutality, and social justice.
September 8, 2020
Cancel Culture: Church Edition
Insight into issues that surrounding faith based leaders and internal/external factors. Focus around: scandal, forgiveness, power, privilege, politics, and social justice.  Featuring Pastor Evan's, Pastor Fears, Pastor Williams, Pastor Davis, and Pastor Spencer.  
September 2, 2020
Mental Health: Burn Out, is a real thing!
Insight into the topic of "Burn Out" and how it affects society on every level. Featuring Dr. Fuller, Dr. Shepherd, Anthony Amen, and Anamika Dutta!
August 28, 2020
Insight into the realities of Colorism within the Black Community. Dealing with preference, treatment, attraction, and identity. 
August 16, 2020
Black Hair & Beauty Industry
Insight into the black hair and beauty industry. Focus on trends, revenue, phobias, gentrification, and the future of the Black Hair Industry. 
August 16, 2020
Politics Today
Insight into the legalization of marijuana, Biden's VP pick, and the state of the US Economy. 
August 6, 2020
Church - Myths, Lies, and Phobias
Insight into controversial topics that surround the body of Faith.
August 2, 2020
The Future of School: To Open or Not To Re-open? Feat Dr. Harris, Zabrina Evans, Desmond, Sam
Insight into the realities of this coming school year under the effects of COVID-19. 
July 28, 2020
Leading without the Title
Insight into leading without being the Pastor. 
July 21, 2020
The Future of Fitness. Feat. Renee Polk, Anthony Amen, Tai-Wan Robinson
Insight into Phobias, Misconceptions, Branding, Gender Equality, Diversity, and the end of Big Box Gyms. 
July 15, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes - 7/12/20
Insight into major current events that surround business, politics, and entertainment. Topics: Future of Ford, Disney Reopening, Goya Foods, US Supreme Court Justice Roberts Evolution. 
July 13, 2020
The Current State of Politics Feat. Attorney Powell, Melik Abdul, and Zoe Cadore
Insight into the parameters and topics that affect the upcoming 2020 Presidential election.
July 9, 2020
Chicago, Chicago, Chicago - It Must Change! Feat. Attorney Powell, Rev. Beal, Rev. Atkins, Activist Tim Kincaide
Insight into the systemic challenges of Chicago surrounding gang violence, gentrification, the wealth gap, and the political structure. 
July 8, 2020
Sales-ology- Before You Make Your First Call
Insight into the needed development and evolution of organizations as it relates to sales. 
July 6, 2020
Women in Leadership Feat. Dr. Fuller, Attorney Jones, and Attorney Hardwrick
Insight into the challenges of Black women in leadership. 
June 30, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes - 6/26/20
Recap of current events: Business, Politics, Public Safety
June 27, 2020
Surviving Corporate America Feat. Adrian Patters and Corey Hinton
Insight into the realities of corporate America's culture. In-depth conversation of the treatment of Black people within the Corporate America. 
June 25, 2020
Is College Worth It Feat @crenshawblvd35 and Stephanie Caston
Insight into the realities of graduating from a higher-ed institution, the need for education reform, systemic racism in education, and student loan debt. 
June 25, 2020
It's About Time - Corporate America's Evolution into Social Justice
As current events unfold, certain companies have took initiatives in addressing problem areas in their brand, practices, and messaging. This episode takes a look into the business doings of corporate America during this time. 
June 19, 2020
I'm A Black Cop. Please Hear Me Feat IG@thatboyjman_23
Insight into the realities of policing from a Black Police Officer. Looking at issues such as: Defunding, Police Brutality, Training, "Bad Apples", and Systemic Racism. 
June 18, 2020
America, Greed, Money, and Profit over Chaos
Insight into the development of the American economy in the midst of a global pandemic and racial tension. 
June 15, 2020
Moving Toward Reconcilation With Law Enforcement Feat IG @somonexolivia_
Insight into a Black Law Enforcement Officer life amidst current social and cultural events. Focusing on defunding, the future of public safety, and the pressures of being Black in Law Enforcement. 
June 11, 2020
COGIC's Church Response to Civil Rights and Current Events
Insight into  COGIC's response to the current state of society. Featured guest: Pastor Warren Dorris, Rev, Kevin, and Pastor Matthew Spencer.
June 10, 2020
No More Business As Usual
The Economic Fall Out from Covid 19
June 1, 2020
Entreprenuership During Covid-19 Feat IG@kc_wimbley
Insight into the future of hip and launching a business during covid-19 feat. Rising Hip Hop Mogul Kevin Wimbley
May 29, 2020
The Future of Sales
Insight into the Future of Sales, Sales Strategy, and developing a brand within a brand- Feat Alex Brockman
May 28, 2020
MJ Docuseries Review Feat. Pastor Naamon Williams
In-depth look into the MJ Docuseries "The Last Dance", basketball, LBJ, Church, and Covid-19
May 27, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes- Hydroxychloroquine, Hobby Lobby, and MJ Docuseries1🚀🚀🚀
# Trump's beleife in Covid-19 treatment Hydroxychloroquine# Hobby Lobby Forfeiture of ancient tablet #MJ Docuseries Debate Challenge
May 21, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes- Business before Safety?🤔🤔🤔🙄
#Tesla is Reopening #Trump back on the campaign trail #US Economic Update #NBA Season to Resume?
May 15, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes- Disrupting Politics & Business
#Biden's Supreme Court Promise#Business Conflict and Consumer Reaction
May 8, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes - Economic Impact by the Disruptor
# minority owned businesses impacted by Covid-19 #large Corporations accessing capital over small to mid size businesses #PR Night Mare# Wall Street vs. Main Street
May 1, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Topics- Economic Imapct and the New Normal
#Trump's frustration# Restaurant &Bar Industry Hit Hard#Oil Pricel New Low Prices #Georgia reopening#Coronavirus Bill
April 23, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes- Economic and Sports Impact from Covid-19 feat @IG -chillz_mt (Marcus T)
#Economic impact #Pres Obama Endorses Joe Biden #Professional Basketball Player and D1 Athlete Marcus Thomas: COVID-19, Playing overseas, and Having a Plan B
April 15, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes- Who is not getting a check!
#Covid-19 updates# No Check# Tesla Furloughed Employees#
April 9, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes: Hip Hop's response feat. Chicago rising Rap Influencer - Shaffer Jones
#Hip Hops Response #What's next for music# What's next for Chicago
April 3, 2020
The Church's response to Covid-19 Feat. Pastor Louis Wimbley
#The Church's response #The approach to fundraising #The new model for church
April 2, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes- Stimulus Package and Cam Newton/Dak Prescot🤔🤔🤔
#Stimulus Package Breakdown#Dak Prescot Contract #Cam Newton Situation
April 2, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes- The Disruption by COVID-19
#Trump's Stimulus Package #US Auto Industry #US Stock Markets
March 26, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes
#Govenor of Florida Refuses to close down beaches Economic impact of Coronavirus #Federal Reserve Bank's response #Joe Biden Keeps Winning # Dealing with being self quarantined
March 19, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes
#Bidens Keeps On Winning #Coronavirus updates# The Ripple Effect of the Coronavirus #Trump Ending Payroll Tax? #US Economic Growth
March 12, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes
#Joe Biden- Super.Hot.Fire#Coronavirus cases in the US#Zion Williamsom- The Next Goat? #What is next for Deontay Wilder
March 5, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes
#Trump playing the Black Card#A Bloomberg Presidency?#A Steyer Presidency#CEO of Disney Steps Down
February 28, 2020
Breaking News &Hot News Takes
#2020 Dem Debate -Las Vegas #Roger Stone & Rod Blagojevich# Morgan Stanley 13B Merger with E-Trade
February 21, 2020
Breaking News & Hot Takes
#Andrew Yang Drops Out #Sen. Sanders wins New Hampshire #Sprint has merged with T-Mobile #Jussie Smollet Charged
February 14, 2020
Breaking News Updates & Hot Takes
# Gayle King, Why? #Trump acquitted #Iowa Election results #coronovirus update
February 7, 2020
Midweek News Update- Hot Takes
#My Tribute to Kobe Bryant #Impeachment Update #SARS #Chipotle Breaks Child Labor Laws
January 29, 2020
Week News Recap& Hot Takes
#TCA Investments Fradulent Activity #State Farm Growth Slow Down# Chicago Real Estate Market Price Gouging #impeachment Updates #Chicago Congestion Tax #Former Wells Fargo CEO Banned From Banking
January 24, 2020
Midweek News Recap & Hot Takes
Mayor Bloomberg is Rising#US Economic Growth- Interpretation#Trouble in Iran# Senator Cory Booker drops out of the Presidential race.
January 16, 2020
News: Hot Takes- Iran Conflict, Bloomberg Campaign, Impeachment Update
#Iran Conflict. The ripple effect post the coup against Iranian General Solemani. #Rise in Gas Prices#Bloomberg beefs up staff hiring#Impeachment Update
January 9, 2020
Happy New Year: Edition-Hot News Takes
#Minumum Wage Increase #Impeachment Updates SeaWorld Update #Castro Jumps out of the Race
January 3, 2020
Podcast Episode 30# Weekly News Hot Takes
#2019 IPOs Review#Impeachment Update#Gerrymandering #Air Trave affected by Climate Change
December 29, 2019
Podcast Episode 29: News Recap and Hot Takes
In depth look into the Trump Impeachment, Boeing 737 Jet Failure, and Rapper Scareface Run off election for City Council
December 19, 2019
Hottest News Update - Hot Takes
Impeachment Update #ViacomCBS Merger, #New Jersey shooting#University of Phoenix Debt Cancellation #SpaceForce The Final Frontier
December 13, 2019
Hot News Takes- Trump against Food Stamps, NATO, Cyber Monday
Opinion piece on Trump's debacle at NATO. The Trump administration harmful policies against SNAP recipients, Expedia Leadership Change, and Cyber Monday Sales Record
December 6, 2019
Hottest news Stories- Impeachment update, Amazon vs Microsoft
#AirBnB & Olympics partnership- Increase of Gentrification or forced Eviction #Amazon vs Microsoft #impeachment update
November 29, 2019
News Recap- Top US and Local News Stories
#Analysis of the Impeachment trial# Canabis regulation in Chicago #KylienJenner- Business Titan# Ford Mach E vs Flight Attendant
November 22, 2019
Breaking News: # Michael Bloomberg for President? Dept of HHS fight over HIV Prevention Dug
News Recap covering the hottest stories Bloomberg for president #Facebook vs California # UAW Bribery & Money Laundering #DHHS fight over the validity of the HIV Prevention Drug
November 13, 2019
News Recap
In depth look at Twitter vs Facebook views on political advertising, Fiat PSA Merger, Wildfires, and Impeachment.
November 4, 2019
Midweek News Recap
#Latest update on Brexit#WeWork 1.7B CEO buyout# Lunar Project# Opoiod Settlements#Ruth Ginsberg latest accomplishment
October 24, 2019
Midweek News Recap: Top US and Global News
#Tribute to Congressman Cummings# Netflix is growing # Chicago Real Estate Market# Fifth Third Bank vs BMO Harris
October 17, 2019
News Recap# Top Global and US News Stories
#UK's Cell Phone Usage#US withdrawal from Turkey#EPA launch investigation
October 11, 2019
News Recap- In Depth look and analysis into Top US stories, Developments, Economic Activity, and mor
# AG Barr's view of National Security and Facebook Responsibility #Uber Works -New Temp Working Add on# Global Economy Slow Down
October 4, 2019
News Recap 9/29/19
In depth insight into #Chicago Traffic Tax# Possible US/China Investment sanction# Deindustrialization of Will County# More jobs less money
September 30, 2019
Sports Recap# NFL week 3, Antonio Brown, Lamelo Ball #1draft pick
In depth analysis of week 3 of the NFL. The downward spiral of AB. Lamelo Ball projected as a top draft prospect.
September 25, 2019
Midweek News Recap 9/18/19
Topics covered#Saudi Oil Attack # Trump rolling back emission standards #Federal Reserve Bank slashing interest rates to a new low #Comcast trying to compete with Streaming services #2020 Democratic Debate Review #Reno Housing Development Surge #Chicago Capital Problem
September 19, 2019
Midweek News Recap: The Release of the iPhone 11, Us Economy, IPO watch, and the Chicago Traffic Tax
In depth look into the iPhone 11 and its positive effect on Apple. Examining the US Economy, the release of the new IPO by SmilesDirect Club, and The new Chicago Traffic Congestion Tax.
September 12, 2019
Sports Recap 9/8/19 The Bears? AB?
Sports recap of the Bears debauchery, the AB show, and the 🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏 Tom Brady
September 9, 2019
Midweek News Recap
The US. Dollar, Amazon Shares Worth Buying, Ford Motor Company Global Sales Strategy Failure, Global News, Renaiming of Broncos Stadium, and Jackson Insurance news.
September 5, 2019
Midweek News Recap: 8/29/19
Forever 21 Bankruptcy, The Puma Store Launch, Stock Market, Roku outgrowing Netflix, 2020 Democratic Debate Finalist, and Mayor Lightfoot's First State of the City address.
August 29, 2019
Sports Recap: Dwight Howard, Lakers Development, Early Retirement for Andrew Luck, and Cubs news
In depth look into the signing of Dwight Howard. The possible Lakers turmoil. The development of early retirement for Andrew Luck. Lastly, a playoff push for the Cubs.
August 28, 2019
Midweek News Recap
Federal Judge#Alix v. McKinsey. An in-depth look into the CEOs rountable for addressing pay equality. Amazon's push for a heavier retail branch foot print. Disney Streaming service. The US Dollar and the global economy. Big Pharma moves. Lastly, Dwight Howard possible move to the Lakers
August 22, 2019
8/16 Week recap of News, Sports, and Business
Topical covered: Climate change, Canadian Politics (PM Trudeau controversy), Global Recession risk, Chicago Violence, and L.A. Lakers Start DeMarcus Cousins- Injury
August 16, 2019
Weekly News Recap
Covering global economy, tariffs, humanity over politics!
August 10, 2019
Merger/Acquisition and Carmelo Anthony
Latest business moves. Upcoming merger and acquisition. Also am indepth look into interview with Carmelo Anthony by Stephen A Smith and Investments.
August 3, 2019
Chicago Suburbs# Growth and Decline of neighborhoods and Global Business Activities
Looking at the population shifts and demographics changes within Chicago suburbs. Analysis of the IMF projections for global economic growth. Lastly, NBA and China Media Tech company -Tencent- partnership.
July 29, 2019
Business, NBA, IPO of ProSight, Week Recap, and the Squad!
A look at major events in business" ipo release of Prosight, Delta Airlines business model, Instagram and Facebook new features for influencers and the support of the Squad!
July 21, 2019
Russell Westbrook to Houston and Facebook Libra Digital Currency
In depth look at Russel Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. Also an overview assessment of Facebook Libra Digital Currency and Amazon vs Walmart
July 16, 2019
Chicago Politics, Business, and Basketball
In Depth look at the rebranding of Chicago, investment platforms, NIO stock and the NBA!
July 12, 2019
Kwhai to the Lakers and the 4th of July!
Review of the last 24hrs of NBA news. Also a review of the 4th of July.
July 6, 2019
#June Recap. From NBA Free Agency to the 2020 Democratic Debate# It is What It Is.
Today's episode covers the hot topics of the NBA Free Agency, the review of the 2020 Democratic Debate, and my birthday!
July 2, 2019