PDX Black Rose Podcast

PDX Black Rose Podcast

By PDX Black Rose
PDX Black Rose (@pdxblackrose) is a grassroots media platform formed to share information and promote North/Northeast Portland. All the content is produced in collaboration with the Soul District Business Association and community partners. Coined the “Voice of N/NE Portland”, the PDX Black Rose podcast brings in members of the community that push the envelope of equality and equity, we shed light on programs and events aimed at combating gentrification, and we connect with people in the area to foster a sense of community that fills gaps in the N/NE Portland webspace.

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Deena Pierott - Pushing S.T.E.A.M. with iUrban Teen
Deena Pierott from iUrban Teen joins us on the PDX Black Rose Podcast for great conversation about Promoting science and technology in the Black Community. Deena Pierott is committed to her family and her community. In her own words, it’s “ family and community over everything.” But you don’t have to take her word for it, you just have to look at her track record. The founder of International Black Women's Collaborative, Black Women in Stem 2.0, Mosaic Blueprint and I Urban Teen; all organizations that serve to connect people to opportunities, Pierott has learned that building relationships is the foundation to building something that lasts. That mentality of being a builder and an advocate led Pierott to the White House in 2013 where she was honored as a Champion of Change. Always a student of entrepreneurship, Pierott learned from that experience that she needed a team, in particular a publicist to let people know what was going on. These experiences of triumphs mixed with stumbling blocks have taught her how to pivot as an entrepreneur on the grind. And pivoting is exactly what she’s doing now in these changing times. Although she is still on the grind, Pierott is learning to slow down, be present and “ meditate on what can we do differently, and what can we leave behind and not take with us after this [pandemic]?” There are so many wisdoms that Pierott has to share, it’s best just to listen in. Key Links: Website: https://mosaicmetier.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/deenapierott LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpierott/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theinclusionist Key Links for iUrban Teen: Website: https://iurbanteen.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iUrbanTeen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/iurban-teen-tech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iurbanteen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iUrbanTeen/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/iurbanteen Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist at https://pdxblackrose.com Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios (https://iltopia.com), Flossin Media (https://flossinmedia.com), and Soul District Business Association (https://souldistrict.biz). Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/pdxblackrose Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
57:12
May 27, 2020
Amir Morgan - Aesthete Society by Design
Amir Morgan from Aesthete Society joins us on the PDX Black Rose Podcast for great conversation about being creative in Portland. Amir Morgan has an inventive spirit. Growing up playing baseball and basketball, Morgan always knew he wanted to work with fashion. But going to school and studying bioengineering, his plans changed from fashion to practicing medicine. It wasn’t necessarily Morgan’s idea to study medicine. His parents just wanted a secure job for him, but eventually Morgan had to listen to the voice within that said “it’s more important to have passion for a job” than job security alone. Following that passion, Morgan began to study textiles at North Carolina State University, eventually ending up at Nike in apparel innovation, and menswear among other divisions. But that’s all he’s done. Working with fellow colleagues and friends, Morgan has collaborated with Weiden and Kennedy, Portland Art Museum and others to bring together diverse audiences around fashion, technology and art for experiential events. In addition, Morgan is now in the process of unveiling innovative bespoke clothing for men through his firm Barnes and Morgan, named for his parents. Key Links: Website: https://www.aesthetesociety.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMHjvZPmCwPkXFMgpKooUqQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aesthetesociety/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aesthetesociety/ Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist at https://pdxblackrose.com Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios (https://iltopia.com), Flossin Media (https://flossinmedia.com), and Soul District Business Association (https://souldistrict.biz). Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/pdxblackrose Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
41:06
May 26, 2020
Lisa Alexander - Branch Out
Lisa Alexander joins us on the PDX Black Rose Podcast for great conversation about traveling and branching out of your comfort zone. Lisa Alexander has an enthusiasm for people. There is an openness and an encouraging spirit that accompanies her tone. You could say this is a part of what led her to hospitality and Human Resources. The other part...she isn’t afraid of adventure and trying new things. Originally from Portland, Alexander ventured across the country to attend Howard University where she studied hospitality and jumped at the chance to study language in Japan. In Japan, Alexander says her learning increased significantly, as she was made to feel right at home by her host mother. Upon returning to school, Alexander was offered a job on the spot from Disney at a recruiting event where she would go on to manage the German Pavilion of restaurants at Disney in Florida. Alexander says that her time in Japan as well as her love of languages was a big part of being chosen for the position. But even more so, Alexander attributes her parents with exposing her and her siblings to so many opportunities growing up. Key Links: Website: https://paalfactionfund.org/lisa LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-alexander-6b15a06/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatnaturalisa/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.alexander.3110 Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist at https://pdxblackrose.com Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios (https://iltopia.com), Flossin Media (https://flossinmedia.com), and Soul District Business Association (https://souldistrict.biz). Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/pdxblackrose Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
2:04:30
May 26, 2020
Brandon Lawrence - Heavy Denim
Brandon Lawrence joins us on the PDX Black Rose Podcast for great conversation about what it is like to move to Portland from New York and navigate the tech space as a consultant for popular brands and rising companies. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist at https://pdxblackrose.com Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios (https://iltopia.com), Flossin Media (https://flossinmedia.com), and Soul District Business Association (https://souldistrict.biz). Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/pdxblackrose Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
52:58
May 22, 2020
Tia B. Coachman - True 2 You
Tia B. Coachman describes herself as “that cool Aunty mothers go to for guidance and help.” Coachman, a Strategic HR Partner for different companies (the mothers), helps these mothers get their house in order as it relates to the people that work for them. She makes sure the workplace is a safe space and there exists an even exchange for both employee and employer. That means working with companies and organizations that may not have an HR department, haven’t thought about diversity and equity, just need to bounce ideas off of someone or need to get a plan together for their employees when things like the Coronavirus hit. Coachman wears a lot of hats and after just a few sentences from her, you quickly come to understand how this short, bald, dark skin queen does it all! Coachman is an idea and implementation woman that knows that she knows what she’s talking about. But in her words, it was a journey to get to that knowing. Check out Coachman’s inspiring interview right here! Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
59:30
May 21, 2020
Egodi Ulinwa - Kaizen Creed
Kaizen Creed is a self-defined internet explorer. No, not the browser but an “explorer of the internet industry” as he describes it. It’s path or future projection he can’t even quite pin down since the field is so new except to describe it as a field that encompasses media: gaming, music, video, illustration etc. Bored and wanting to create, Creed ( at this time in high school) went to his brother who is an illustrator and said, “let’s make a fighting game.” From there his research into Unity and game design began. Creed’s work has been posted on social media since then and he has had inquiries from individuals wanting to collaborate and have him take on projects. That’s pretty good considering Creed is only in his second year of college and still figuring it all out. But he says that the Indy game community is extremely open and helpful and there is a lot of room for Black creatives, in particular Black coders, to take up space. Check our Creed’s interview. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:03:24
May 20, 2020
Micah McCrary-Dennis - Mentor This
At the age of 5 or 6, McCrary began taking apart vacuum cleaners because he figured out that anything with a phillips head screw could be taken apart with a phillips head screwdriver and put back together again. From grandmothers, parents and a community that supported his tinkering and originality at a young age, McCrary’s curiosity eventually led him to be recruited as an engineer for Intel after getting his Phd from FAMU. But that path, working at Intel, wasn’t enough for McCrary who said he felt siloed. McCrary needed his engineering to be about people and not just completing a task. This inspired him to start Mentorschip, an app that helps students find scholarships locally via their mobile phones. As an engineer for the people, McCrary’s mission is “ to engineer something that's going to change how people live their lives in a positive way.” For McCrary “that’s where true engineering happens” and that’s where he plans to take Mentorschip. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
58:55
May 19, 2020
Paula Hayes - Mother Tinker
Paula Hayes is a science geek, a fiddler, and a tinkerer. Hayes is also a product development chemist who knew that she had to be herself in whatever she did or it wouldn’t work out. So when it came time for Hayes to pursue a degree in science, she still knew being a doctor or a researcher didn’t fit her personality. Then what? Fast forward twenty plus years later, Hayes is now the CEO of a cosmetics brand and manufacturing company. With entrepreneurial spirit in her blood ( Paula’s mother was head of an artistic firm), Paula struck out on what she knew and loved: makeup. Unlike other companies that don’t do their own manufacturing Paula and her team are hands-on and they are flexible. That being flexible came into play one day when it came into Hayes’ mind to make her own hand sanitizer and offer it to others. Since then she has had inquiries from hospitals, municipality groups, and more. In the words of her mentor, ‘ being flexible will be your best friend’ and Hayes is following through on that advice. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
52:36
May 18, 2020
Jasmine Streeter - Black People Have Pets Too
Jasmine Streeter has had a love for animals since she was 11 months old. That was the first time her parents put her on a horse. From then on, Streeter was hooked whether it was dogs, cats, you name it. Her parents nurtured that gift and encouraged Streeter to think not just about if she would become a veterinarian but what she would do once she became one. So Streeter did take it seriously and in high school she began visiting vet schools and in college extending her learning into the summer. In her words it wasn’t easy. Streeter had to make sure she had the right mentors. After dealing with a guidance counselor who would oftentimes tell her she couldn’t do something, Streeter switched to a guidance counselor who did agree with her. Streeter is an optimist but also a realist stating, “ competition for veterinary school is steep and vets don’t make as much money as medical doctors so go into it because you have a passion for it.” One could say this directness was distilled from growing up in a military family or one could say it’s part of her job as a veterinarian - to create safe space for people to make tough decisions about the animals that they love.  Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:11:58
May 15, 2020
Abriana McKinney - Give a D.A.M.
Abriana McKinney has always loved providing resources and services to her community, especially kids. While studying to go into health as a nurse practitioner, McKinney began mentoring kids through dance at Matt Dishman, SEI and a number of other community centers around Portland. McKinney was soon offered a position as a youth services coordinator at SEI connecting youth with opportunities, resources and information. Although it wasn’t a part of her plan, McKinney, being the spiritual person that she is, saw it as an opportunity to go deeper into her purpose and passion for youth and mentorship. Continuing her purpose for connection and following her passion for dance, McKinney founded a dance group to showcase her talents and those of her friends. As she and her friends danced around Portland, they noticed the lack of opportunities and events geared toward  black young people. From there, her dance group morphed into Damn Events, an initiative to create space and good times for black millennials to come together. As McKinney’s purpose for movement, youth, advocacy and connection continues on, find out more about where it will lead her next. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
57:13
May 14, 2020
Nicole Robinson - Just Make It
Being a tall Black child, Nicole Robinson would always get asked if she was going to play basketball. In protest of the questions and assumptions, Robinson started drawing. In her words, all she wanted to do was draw and learn Japanese. As her skills developed so did another interest: comics. While working at a daycare, Robinson discovered that comics were a pretty big deal among 4 year olds who wanted to dress up on any given day to portray super heroes. On one of these days during recess, a little black girl asked to join in the group ( made of 4 year old white boys). She was promptly shut down. Although Robinson tried to come to the girl’s aid by name dropping black women and girl superheroes to convince the group that the girl could play a superhero too, it did little to convince them that she had something worthy to contribute. From then on, Robinson knew that she had to make comics and stories, not just for herself but for that little girl and everyone who needed to see themselves as a superhero and for others to know that they could be. This led Robinson to also create a meetup group in Portland for creatives of color to learn how to draw, make and distribute their own comic books. Currently working for ABA teaching adolescents and teens with mental disabilities, Robinson is creating  a comic that helps people learn how to navigate relationships, sexuality, anxiety and illness. Check out Robinson's story here. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:00:45
May 13, 2020
Rosalie Lee - Constant Hustle
Rosalie Lee knows how to hustle. As a behavioral interventionist serving kids with chronic illnesses and disease, Rosalie’s lived experience prepared her for the rewarding yet gut wrenching work that was to come. Working her way through school as a model, volunteer, and student researcher at OHSU all while starting her organization Spare Change primed her for a non stop 24/7 occupation of service. However, even if you love the work you do, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get mentally, physically and emotionally burned out. In this interview, Rosalie and I discuss how her experience as a first generation girl from the Philippines by way of Korea and Japan ushered her into womanhood advocating for others in a system that fails too many. Now with extra time on her hands from COVID’s effects, I was able to catch up with Rosalie to reflect on her journey of advocacy, health and selfhood up until now and what she invisions for the future. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:00:12
May 12, 2020
Jeff Martin - Finding Clarity
Jeff Martin, a sports writer of two decades has had to stay the course to find his voice and his unique offering to the world. His love of sports began early on as a consummate consumer of sport’s pages. Even though his love of sports ran deep, Martin always knew his entry into sports would be different from the athlete’s course. Embracing his own path, Martin began his career as a sport’s journalist in his hometown of Vermont almost straight out of college at Boston University.  Now twenty years into the field and having worked at major papers in Kansas, Texas and Oregon, Martin is now following his vision of running a media relations and communications consulting firm with his wife, who is also a writer. As COVID-19 has changed the course of many people’s businesses, Martin has seen his business stay steady and even climb as more people are taking to the internet to engage and have a presence online. Here, Martin shares lessons from his past job hunting experiences to thoughts and wisdoms about family, business and moving through challenging times. Website: www.workwithclarity.com Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/iltopia Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
54:03
May 11, 2020
Allan and Andrew - Take Action
Allan Njoroge and Andrew Olemgbe from Action Healthcare Staffing join us on the podcast. Follow Allan: LinkedIn | Facebook | Behance | Instagram Follow Andrew: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
46:20
May 9, 2020
Lametrius Davis - Going Pro
Lametrius Davis joins us on the podcast. He is a former football player at the University of Hawaii that is now in the education sector in Portland. He is also a new father navigating the world of COVD-19 with a toddler. He is a Portland native who graduated from Roosevelt Highschool. After graduating college, he came back to Portland to work in his community. He coached football, mentored students, and worked in schools. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:17:40
May 9, 2020
David Walker - Bad Azz Mofo
David Walker joins us on the podcast. David is a big player in the comic book industry with his runs on Bitter Root at Image Comics, Young Justice with Brian Michael Bendis at DC, Luke Cage at Marvel, and many more. He has been in the game for 25 years. He is also a professor at Portland State University teaching a comic book writing course. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:24:44
April 24, 2020
Justice Rajee - Ask the old head
Justice Rajee joins us on the podcasts for a conversation about his own podcast, Ask Your Old Head Podcast, and how he is dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown. He started podcasting in 2015. He was a fan of podcasts prior and loved listening to sports and tech shows. He jokes about being a retired rapper. So he is familiar with audio production. He focused on having conversations surrounding about Black Men's health, wellness, and life experiences. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
42:53
April 22, 2020
Andre Middleton - Bring the Noise
Andre Middleton joins us on the podcast. He is another Black Portlander doing big things in the city. He is the Executive Director of Friends of Noise. It is a non-profit whose mission is teach kids the technical skills to produce and put on events. They not only give them the tools to succeed, but they also build the events with them. When students show promise, they will help be in the pipeline for freelance work. Friends of Noise creates an ecosystem where kids learn how to put on events, they practice the skills, and then they get paid to do it. They do this to combat the nepotism and barriers to access that other communities often have to gain the skills to be successful. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
43:56
April 21, 2020
Donovan Smith - Keep Portland Weird
Donovan Smith is a native Portlander doing big things in the area. You may know him from his clothing line Ignorant Reflection or the slogan "gentrification is weird". The idea started from a college project that he made with his friends that stemmed into him finding his own creative voice. He is a product of OpenSignal and other resources that have provided tools and experiences to young Black and Brown people in Portland. He is proud of his Portland roots and how "weird" it is, especially as a Black person. He explores topics and ideas from his experiences that resonate with others as well. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
48:12
April 20, 2020
006 - Donell Morgan | Elevating Others
Donell Morgan joins us on the podcast to talk about the wonderful work he does with Elevate Oregon. Through the nonprofit, Donell works with 6th-12th grade kids in the Park Rose School District to mentor and inspire change. Donell is a former basketball phenom turned community leader that lets his actions speak for him. Through the conversation, we get to learn not only about what drives him, but also what he is doing to leave a legacy for others to follow. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
53:22
April 10, 2020
Season 2 - PDX Black Rose 2020
We have made some tweaks for season 2 because of COVID-19. PDX Black Rose (@pdxblackrose) is a grassroots media platform formed by ​Steven Christian to share information and promote movers and shakers in Black Portland. By movers and shakers, I mean entrepreneurs, community leaders, and other Black people in Portland doing interesting things. All the content is produced in collaboration with ​Iltopia Studios, the ​Soul District Business Association, ​Flossin Media, and community partners. PDX Black Rose produces blogs, YouTube videos, weekly podcasts, and daily social media conversations to give Black people in Portland both the information they are looking for and the information they need to know to live fruitful lives. Our podcast brings in members of the community that push the envelope of equality and equity, we shed light on programs and events aimed at combating gentrification on our blog, and we connect with people through Instagram and Twitter to foster a sense of community that fills gaps in the Afro-Centric Portland webspace. As we continue to grow our following, we will solidify PDX Black Rose as an integral part of the cultural fabric with the power to enact positive change. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Learn more about our partners: Iltopia Studios, Flossin Media, and Soul District Business Association. Support us on Patreon. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
02:16
April 9, 2020
005 Andy Stokes | Count your blessings
Singer Andy Stokes joins us for a conversation about finding his purpose with his talents, and how Portland was influential in his career. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter – https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram – https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium – https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store – https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
59:55
January 27, 2020
004 Maurice Rahming | Bring them up with you.
Maurice Rahming, Owner of O'Neill Construction Group, joins us for a chat about developments, the black experience, and equity in Portland. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter – https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram – https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium – https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store – https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:41:45
January 20, 2020
003 Dr. Steven Holt | Speak it into existence!
Dr. Steven Holt joins us for a chat about what it was like to grow up as a black Portlander post segregation. We talk about why it was so important to have a seat at the table. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter – https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram – https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium – https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store – https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
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January 13, 2020
002 Hailei Aberson | Can you be white-washed if you are half-white?
Hailei Aberson, a native of Northeast Portland, Oregon, joins us on the podcast this episode. Being of mixed race, she talks about her identity as a biracial kid growing up in one of the whitest urban areas in the nation. Learn more at our blog, podcast, and video playlist. Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter – https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram – https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium – https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store – https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:54:19
January 10, 2020
001 John Washington | Flossin' in the Soul District!
For the first episode of the Black Rose PDX Podcast, we honored with the presence of John Washington. John is the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Flossin Media, and the Chair of the Soul District Business Association. On top of that, John also spearheads many initiatives in North/Northeast Portland that directly impact and empower the community. During the podcast, we dive deep into how John came to be such an influential figure. From his childhood growing up in on the east coast, to finding athletics, to retiring and philanthropy, John Washington takes us on a rollercoaster ride of many of the highs and lows of his life. This action packed 1.5 hour long interview will exhilarate your morning and give you a greater desire to continue building a legacy for yourself. Watch the first episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WnpEURvvKB0 Follow us on Social Media @PDXBlackRose Twitter - https://twitter.com/pdxblackrose Instagram - https://instagram.com/pdxblackrose Medium - https://medium.com/pdxblackrose Online Store - https://gumroad.com/blackrosepdx Leave a review and stars on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast, or any other places you listen to podcasts.
1:27:18
October 23, 2019
Black Rose PDX Podcast 000 - Intro
Welcome to the Black Rose PDX Podcast. We are giving voice to the North/Northeast Portland. Follow us on social media @pdxblackrose.
02:59
September 27, 2019