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Back On Track

Back On Track

By Ghazi Muhammad
This podcast is dedicated to sharing stories of triumph and strategies for overcoming difficult situations. We all are going to have setbacks in our lives and sometimes they will cause us to stray away from our goals and purpose in life. We will explore the life and stories of many people and how they faced these challenging situations and the strategies that they used to get their lives Back On Track.
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The Effects of Child Molestation: A Candid discussion with author of "Do Not Touch My Spots" by Hashim Hakim
The topic of  "child molestation" is often silenced within our community. The Hon Minister Louis Farrakhan said, "this is a regrettable subject but it is one that must be addressed".  Some statistics state that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims of child molestation. In truth, the number is much higher because many victims refuse to ever speak about it. Join me as I engage in a very transparent discussion with entrepreneur and author Hashim Hakim as he shares his personal experience about this explosive topic.
1:49:14
December 26, 2020
Overcoming The Damaging Effects of Pain &Trauma: Inreview with Sistah Naomi Muhammad
This has been my longest Podcast up to this point. Every minute is filled with heartfelt transparency and healing. We all will suffer from some type of trauma in our lifetime. The challenge is having the courage to not only face the monsters inside of us that were created from our pain and trauma but how to overcome them so that they cease to have a powerful influence on our lives and relationships. Sistah Naomi is full of passion for her work as an Angelic Healing Facilitator and is committed to doing her part in the healing process especially for women. This is pure fiyyyah from beginning to end.
2:21:11
December 22, 2020
The Erosion of Family and The Process of Healing; Voices of My Siblings
This must be one of my favorite podcasts. I had the honor of interviewing 6 of my siblings. This is very transparent and heartfelt. Some places will have you laughing while other places will have you crying. This is a micro reflection of many Black families whose lives were forever altered in the face of the horrific Crack Epidemic. Believe me, you will enjoy and this will cause you to take another look at your own family and what steps can be taken to finally heal the wounds.
2:07:55
December 15, 2020
Pressure Is Necessary To Produce Diamonds: Mataka Askari
After spending over 23 years behind bars, Mataka Askari is now using what he learned to impact, inspire, and empower others. He eloquently exposes the many traumas faced by Black people in America after centuries of slavery, racism, Jim Crowism, segregation, violence, poverty, and oppression in its various forms. If you want to get a clearer understanding of some of the destructive behaviors displayed by Blacks in America, listen to and share this podcast with all of your friends and family. 
1:25:13
December 15, 2020
The Courage To Defy Odds & Move Beyond Comfort Zones: Verena Lake
Too many of us like to play it safe in life. Either we are comfortable and content with our current situation or we are stricken by fear and do not face our challenges and overcome our obstacles. Verena Lake is from Dominica. She is a fearless millennial who refused to allow fear to keep her stuck in a situation that did not reflect her best life. She chose to travel to the United States as a foreign exchange student and her courage to shatter the walls of her comfort zone. If you have children who are late teens and early adulthood, you want them to follow this rising entrepreneur.
1:19:48
December 15, 2020
Interview with "Ambassador Elliott" Salahuddin El Muhammad on His life and raising, football superstar son Ezekial Elliott
Salahuddin wears many hats. Teacher, mentor, minister, speaker, father, husband, entrepreneur, Ambassador Elliott, and the list goes on and on. Enjoy this heartfelt and transparent interview with the celebrity father of one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Ezekiel Elliott, as he discusses much of his history, lessons learned, ups and downs, struggles, victories, etc. You are absolutely guaranteed to learn the level of sacrifice that it takes parents to make in order the raise our children to be nothing short of phenomenal. 
1:22:53
December 14, 2020
The TurnAround: Interview with St Louis Hip Hop Artist Brian "B Tight" Fleming
This interview is dear to my heart. We all will make mistakes or poor choices in life. Our challenge is to learn the lessons that are born from these choices and mistakes. St Louis Hip Hop Artist B Tight has had his share of rough experiences. From wreaking havoc in the streets to now being a part of the city workers who are cleaning up those same streets, his life has had a turnaround. This interview is raw, transparent, and to the point. 
59:57
December 14, 2020
Fight For Life, No Excuses: Interview with author and mentor Qaadir Muhammad
The negative circumstances of our lives can sometimes define who we are or who we will become. It takes a unique type of person to rise above the painful emotions of our experiences and extract the valuable lessons that are designed to elevate our life to a higher level. Listen to this amazing story of Qaadir Muhammad's aka "The Wellness Preacher" journey into manhood, mentorship, and mission.
1:03:38
December 7, 2020
The Power of A Mother's Presence & The Consequences of Her Absence
This is such a heartfelt story that discusses many of the issues faced by children who are forced to live a life absent the love and support of their parents. Sis. Tayla X candidly shares the far-reaching effects of a disrupted relationship with her mother and how it has shaped her personal and business life.
1:15:01
December 6, 2020
Born HIV Positive, Live and Thrive With Deep Faith and A Positive Attitude : Interview with Marcus Muhammad
This story is such a remarkable expression of faith, right thinking, and right living. When we strive to live our lives in accordance with the will and plan of God we are invigorated. Listen to this heartfelt discussion with Speaker and future author Markus Muhammad as the ups and downs of a child born testing positive for HIV. He dis defying the odds and enjoys life with his wife and children.
1:07:42
November 29, 2020
The Start Up Queen: Candid discussion with entrepreneur Markee Murphy
We hear or read many statistics about absentee fathers in our homes. This is an emotionally charged topic for this amazing young Sistah. As a little girl, her only wish was to see her father who spent many years behind bars. Listen to Markee Murphy tell her story of faith, choices, and reinvention.
55:38
November 25, 2020
Black Girl Found: Transparent Discussion with author Dezire
This is an intimate discussion about a topic that many women suffer in silence. Rape, molestation, and sexual abuse are too often taboo subjects within our community. Sistah Dezire shares her heartfelt story...." The abuse & abandonment gave me PTSD! The rape & child molestation traumatized me. But now it is clear to me that, “MY PAIN Is My SUPERPOWER”
1:01:02
November 25, 2020
From Prison To Divine Purpose: Interview with "Fleetwood"
Spending over 16 years of his life behind bars, hear the amazing testimony of Robert "Fleetwood" Bowden. Now a remarkable movie director, music producer, best-selling author, coach, and speaker, listen to his trials and tribulations and learn from his triumphs and success.
56:33
November 18, 2020
DiiRT DaDreamSaver
All it takes is one choice, the right one, to literally change your life forever. Join Me as I interview this dynamic Brotha and we discuss  
1:00:13
November 3, 2020
No Weapon Formed Against The Righteous Shall Prosper
This is an amazing heartfelt testimony of one man's journey into spiritual awakening and mental maturity. We ALL will make poor choices and bad decisions at times and we ALL must face the consequences of our choices and decisions. The key is not in what happens to us but the key is in how we respond. Trial after trial, hear how Brotha Derreck 4Real kept his eyes focused on God and the mission that he has accepted.
53:46
November 3, 2020
Doing Harm To Yourself Just To Fit In
Hear this incredible testimony of Joy Kendrick as she battled with depression, suicidal thoughts, anorexia, and bulimia. Model, vlogger, entrepreneur, chef, and all-around amazing person, she tells her story in a very candid manner of how trying to fit in led her to a near-death experience. 
56:47
November 3, 2020
Interview with Boxing Champion Stephan "Big Shot" Shaw
Hear this amazing story of a young man who says he was "born to be a fighter". Boxing Champion Stephan "Big Shot" Shaw shares his heartfelt story of growing up in the rough streets of St Louis, the impact of his father's love and guidance, the value of his mothers support, the role of his wife and children in his life, and his boxing career past, present, and future. What an amazing young man
45:49
October 25, 2020
Interview with Author, Speaker and Coach Lester Young: The Path To Redemption
Hear the remarkable story of Lester Young, who at the tender age of 19, was sentenced to life in prison. After serving 20 years he has come out transformed. Now a man on a serious mission, he is an author and coach and now travels the country impacting and inspiring others to choose their Path To Redemption.
1:02:58
October 18, 2020
1st recorded Episode Of Back On Track: From Incarceration To Inspiration
I am excited about this podcast because it was our very first one on the Back On Track platform. I interviewed 4 incredible people who have either served time in prison or work with those who have served time. Their stories of resilience against all odds are very inspirational and uplifting.
2:06:51
October 18, 2020
Interview with Author Kendra Minnis-Shaw
This is such a powerful testimony. When they say "you don't look like what you have been through", this is definitely applicable to this amazing woman. She discusses her turbulent childhood, marriage, motherhood, God, and much more. Kendra is an author, wife, mother, and visionary. You will be inspired ...
36:42
October 17, 2020
Interview with Paul Jeffrey: Designing A Better World Starts with Connecting Your Heart and Mind To Divine Putpose
An incredible story of perseverance and triumph. Paul grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Detroit, Mi. Having a comfortable life, hear his amazing story of dealing with a racial identity crisis and a marriage that ended in a painful divorce but brought out of him characteristics that are now shaking up the designer industry. He is an international speaker and award-winning designer whose impact is being felt worldwide.
1:11:41
October 17, 2020
Stop Trying To Please Other People and Live Life On Your Own Terms
How many people seek to please their parents, family, or friends and make decisions based on other people's expectations?  Let me tell you, PLENTY. This interview with Dionna Whitaker details one woman's struggle to break free from the "people-pleasing"  syndrome and finally start living life on her own terms. Easier said than done, she found herself going through major life changes, including divorce, but mustered up the strength to take ownership of her own decisions and chart out a new course in life.
56:03
October 17, 2020
Former WNBA Champion Jaysie Sheppard
Hear the amazing story and life of former WNBA 2 x champion, author, minister, wife, mentor, and non-profit owner Jaysie Sheppard. From playing ball overseas to winning the championship with the women's basketball team Phoenix Mercury.
1:25:47
October 17, 2020
How and Why she fought against Goliath and WON...
What a remarkable story. Hear from international speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur Essence China. Listen to how she had the courage to challenge the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology over the issue regarding "natural hair" for Black Women. She actually won her case and changed some laws. Now she has embarked on a global mission that is inspiring many...
1:11:22
October 17, 2020
From the Streets to Prison to Family Man and Reality TV Show Star
Talking about changing the game. This Brotha is a true example of what those who are growing up in crime-ridden drug-infested neighborhoods can do if they would just start making better decisions in life. Listen as Bruce discusses family, selling drugs, going to prison for 9 years, how his wife held him down, and how he ended up being a star on the number one reality show hit series "Welcome To Sweety Pies"   
49:38
October 17, 2020
Interview with Farrah Williams: The Negative Pressures of Family Life Can Produce Diamonds
I have seen and heard my share of painful stories.  Having daughters, Farrah's story touches the father in me and intensifies my desire to protect my precious little princesses.  Hear this heartfelt story of one woman's journey to overcome the residue of sexual abuse, incest, physical abuse, and drug addiction. How she survived but more importantly, how she overcame and now thrives in her life as she serves other women who have similar experiences. 
47:01
October 17, 2020
Ghazi's Story Telling at the Van Buren/Phoenix, Az
Hear one of my many live storytelling events as I discuss certain events that happened in my life and the lessons that I learned as a result of them.
13:43
October 17, 2020
Interview with Keyuanna X Hunt: When Ties Are Severed, The Value and Impact of Morher-Daughter Relationship
Many of our daughters grow up being scarred by the harsh realities of their family life.  Keyuanna has had her share of hardships and struggles. Listen to her heartfelt testimony of having an estranged relationship with her biological mother, dealing with an identity crisis, the perils of the foster care system, marriage, divorce and motherhood. 
48:57
October 17, 2020
Brotha Robert 11X from drug dealer to respected Entrepreneur and Mentor
Robert 11X grew up in the mean streets of St Louis and made some serious mistakes early on in his life. Facing some serious prison time, he realized that he had to undergo a major shift in his thinking.  Now he is a successful entrepreneur and real estate owner who has employed many people and has mentored many more into starting their own businesses and living a life that was at one time beyond their imagination.
1:08:41
October 17, 2020