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CultureED Conversations

CultureED Conversations

By Derrick Bass

Making the culture great again, one conversation at a time!
Meet Kiley Summers of SpenDebt!
Meet Kiley Summers of SpenDebt!
Kiley Summers is an entrepreneur and champion for equity and inclusion for black and brown founders.  He, himself, is the Founder of SpenDebt, a financial technology company whose mission is to save one million people from financial fatalities every time they swipe their debit card or have a banking transaction.  Kiley and his wife became debt free paying off over $140K+ of consumer debt.  They quickly noticed the growing problem of consumer debt and was encouraged to help others become financially healthy through behavior economics.
42:11
May 30, 2022
Meet Dr. Obari Cartman and Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month
Meet Dr. Obari Cartman and Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this week we talked to Dr. Obari Cartman who is an African American Male Psychologist. He spent some time giving us his thoughts on Mental Health, tips on selecting a mental health professional, and what needs to be down to dispel the stigma around mental health within the culture. Dr. Cartman is a father, son, brother, uncle, thinker, writer, therapist, photographer, drummer, and grassroots mental health advocate. Dr. Cartman has served as a professor of psychology at Georgia State University and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern University. He wrote a critically acclaimed book for young Black men about manhood and relationships which was recently expanded into a hip-hop based cultural identity rites of passage curriculum called MANifest that is being implemented in juvenile detention centers, schools and in private community settings.
49:06
May 08, 2022
Meet Ed Gipson Head Coach of Arizona Compass Prep
Meet Ed Gipson Head Coach of Arizona Compass Prep
Meet Ed Gipson a former Division 1 basketball coach, who has fell in love with high school basketball as he has helped turned around a struggling high school program to produce one of the best top ranked programs in the nation. In this episode he talks about his journey and what he has learned along the way, he also talks about the role faith has played in his life and advice he has for athletes who aspire to play on the next level!
48:31
May 04, 2022
Meet Halleemah Nash of Rosecrans Ventures!
Meet Halleemah Nash of Rosecrans Ventures!
Halleemah Nash is a social entrepreneur leading Rosecrans Ventures, a startup that provides underrepresented talent solutions. Prior to her entrepreneurial leap, Halleemah has led several scale projects as Executive Director at iMentor, Executive Director of iF Charities, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Chicago Housing Authority, and Community Relations Coordinator at The Chicago Bulls.
26:42
April 25, 2022
Oja Express: Boyede Sobitan
Oja Express: Boyede Sobitan
After witnessing the struggle, and inconvenience he and many of his friends had to go through to get “African” foods, Boyede embarked on a journey to remedy this problem.  This journey led to the creation of OjaExpress.  Boyede and co-founder Fola Dada, seek to enhance the lives of immigrants and cultural food lovers by making cultural foods easily accessible through the OjaExpress digital marketplace, with his co-founder Fola Dada.. Listen to learn more about his entrepreneurial journey!
40:56
April 16, 2022
Black Male Educators: How do we close the representation gap within the education field?
Black Male Educators: How do we close the representation gap within the education field?
Can you think about the first time you had your first BLACK MALE Teacher? Yeah it was hard for me too! According to Ed Weekly, 2% of educators identify as Black Males, that is alarming especially in schools that have a high population of black students. Listen on the insightful conversation feating Black Male educators from across the country as they discuss their experiences, their suggestions on how to improve  and increase the number of black males within education, and advice to any brothers out their looking to join the field!
58:37
April 11, 2022
Let's Talk about Manisfestation
Let's Talk about Manisfestation
The ability to manifest, is to see things beyond your reality. For example you may not be in the best physical condition or mental shape, but you become intentional about your thoughts on changing your physical and mental condition.
09:21
April 04, 2022