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Stress and Being an Entrepreneur w/ JaNaè Taylor, PhD, LPC

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By Mike Street
Learn from Successful Black and Latino Startup Founders, Entrepreneurs, Activist, Marketers and Creatives.
SBV at the Urban Tech Gala
The annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner – co-hosted by award winning journalist Alicia Quarles – will take place in New York City on June 13th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s honorees are private equity firm Founder & CEO of Grain Management, David J. Grain and wife Dr. Lisa Grain - who has dedicated her career to healthcare, education, and mentorship and currently sits on the board of trustees at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital - along with honorary chair Vernon E. Jordan Jr., who is the Senior Managing Director of Lazard. The evening’s program, which will highlight Urban Tech’s commitment to help provide a proactive approach in preventing bullying in schools, will entail a silent auction with seats for three different phenomenal Broadway shows up for bid: Hamilton, Boys In The Band and Iceman Cometh.
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June 18, 2018
Storyteller Amber Williams from PunkyFlair.com on Black Biz
In a post-Obama era where Blacks in America are still proclaiming "Black as the new Black," it's continuously surprising to see Black-owned businesses shy away from serving their own people. What European brands do so intently and without apology by showcasing imagery of only European models - Black businesses steer clear of such displays for fear of "limiting themselves." Storyteller Amber Williams is at the forefront of the move to dispel this myth of limitation by pushing Black businesses towards more sophisticated-unapologetic branding. Her platform Punky Flair is a brand storytelling agency that teaches Founders and CEOs how to improve their sales through stories built around their true customers. Amber has crafted brand language for Armani, CVS, The U.S Olympics and now she uses her talents to service black owned startups such as Camille Rose Naturals, Heat Free Hair, and Shea Radiance. Amber's aim is to shift the idea of merely "buying Black" to "serving Black.”
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June 13, 2018
Teen Entrepreneur Journi Prewitt Black Butterfly Beautiful
Black Butterfly Beautiful, is a subscription box created by 17-year-old Journi Prewitt to empower, uplift, and encourage young people of color to embrace who they are. These boxes are sent monthly and curated based on subscriber age, gender and the month’s theme featuring books and other accessories from black-owned brands to help address underrepresentation, uncover black history, and provide inspiration. You can review past subscription boxes here https://blackbutterflybeautiful.com/pages/past-boxes-1 Journi D'Khaos Prewitt is a Memphis-based teen entrepreneur working to empower black youth by helping them realize their potential. At the age of 16, she noticed the lack of interest many black kids and teens have in reading, the overwhelming under-representation of African Americans, and the self-esteem issues rooted in not realizing their value and rich history, so she set out to develop a solution to these problems with Black Butterfly Beautiful.
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June 13, 2018
Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents. Get out of debt!
Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents, a new platform, that helps people get out of debt years faster and save thousands in interest. Cents takes your spare change and applies it each month to either a student loan, credit card, mortgage and more. Jon also has a unique background having gone from a Human Genetics PhD to software developer and serial entrepreneur. Visit http:///centsapp.io to sign up.
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April 27, 2018
Stress and Being an Entrepreneur w/ JaNaè Taylor, PhD, LPC
In this episode of SmartBrownVoices, Mike Street chats with JaNaè Taylor, founder of MindingMyBlackBusiness.com. Minding My BLACK Business is a movement and podcast dedicated to the mental health of Black Entrepreneurs. The goal is to engage, inform, and support other Black Entrepreneurs as they manage the business of work!
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March 28, 2018
Micah B. Lewis - MyBagCheck.com - #SmartBrownVoices
In this episode, Mike Street chat with Micah B. Lewis. Micah is the founder of My Bag Check Inc, a luggage pickup, storage, and delivery service. A few people aside from of his mother have called him “a genius”. He grew up in Northern Florida and after graduating from the University of Central Florida he decided to pursue advanced degrees in Law and Criminal Justice. While attending school full time he successfully generated millions of dollars of revenue as a sales consultant for companies such as Apple Inc, SuccessFactors, and TriNet. Micah has a deep affinity for travel and exploring new diverse cultures. In the last few years he has visited more than 30+ countries spanning 6 continents while exploring the pains of being a frequent internationally traveler. While traveling he found a problem in trekking around with luggage after landing and late flights after hotel checkout. Thus, the inspiration for My Bag Check was born. You can download the app on the iOS store and visit the webs
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February 28, 2018
We Are Back!
A message from Mike Street
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February 27, 2018
Black Panther: The New Age of Diversity
  This week on “Will It Black” Mike Street and Everett Street discuss the recent Black Panther movie and its importance to the world of diversity.
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February 19, 2018
Yann ilunga, Hosting Your Own Virtual Summits
Yann ilunga is a polyglot speaking Italian, English, French, German and some Finnish. A web entrepreneur originally from Locarno, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, now living in Helsinki, Finland. After getting his master’s degree in social sciences with a major in Media & Global Communication from the University of Helsinki he decided to take the leap and become a web entrepreneur. “Simply put, I’m an entrepreneur, podcaster and podcasting consultant who helps coaches, authors, entrepreneurs and marketers with podcasting. Whether you need help with the technical side of podcasting, with planning and launching of your show or its grow and marketing, I’m here to help. And I do so with this website, as well as through coaching services and my membership site and community dedicated to podcasting: the Podcast Success Academy.”
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February 14, 2018
Ep. 90 – Ofo Ezeugwu CEO of ‘Whose Your Landlord.
Ofo Ezeugwu is the CEO & Chieftain of WhoseYourLandlord. He graduated from Temple University (shout out to N. Philly!), where he was the VP of the student body and also the university’s youngest alumni convocation speaker in the school’s history. He’s a Techstars’ Risingstar, one of BET’s #30Under30, a Black Enterprise: Modern Man, and his work has been featured in Newsweek, TechCrunch, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer MSNBC, and more. Ofo is based in NYC/PHL and is also a professional actor and model who’s walked in NYFW, been featured on the Today Show six times, and worked with Nike, ESPN, and Alfani. Ofo is also very actively plugged into the community and speaks with local high schools and middle schools on leadership, college planning, entrepreneurship, and life skills. He’s a Big in the Big Brothers Big Sisters entrepreneurial program. And, he’s also spoken on tech – entrepreneurship – and lead
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November 11, 2017
Ep. 89 – Mario Starks founder of Soul Sense Box
Mario Starks is a Design Technologist and Creative Consultant. He has led the development of engaging online media projects for progressive media organizations including The New York Times/T Brand Studios, Washingtonian Magazine, TV One, and the Orlando Sentinel. In 2017, Mario founded and created Soul Sense Box (soulsensebox.com)—a personal care package and e-commerce gift shop that promotes mindfulness and creativity. Additionally, Mario facilitates Mental Magic Mastermind—a group coaching & skills development practice for creative entrepreneurs. In his spare time, he enjoys reciting mantras, biking Central Park, and making it rain. LINKS
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October 24, 2017
Ep 88 – Christina Faith Creator of ‘Single and Anxious’
Single & Anxious is an up and coming black drama series about five college students in a triangle of love, lies, and crime. It is ‘Girlfriends meets Different World’ and adopts ‘The Wire’. Christina Faith is a young black female director, producer, and writer who has built the project from the ground up with fresh talent from Philadelphia, where the city plays a big influence on the drama. @christinafaith (Twitter/ IG) @singleandanxious (IG) facebook.com/singleandanxious facebook.com/MrsChristinaFaith S&A stands out with its ability to portray complex real-life issues of African American 20 something college students. Our main initiative is to write and produce stories about people of color and culture, and with S&A, Christina Faith has done just that and holds the best interests for the viewer at all tim
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October 10, 2017
Ep 1 – The Wiz – Will It Black? #Podcast #BlackFilm #Movies
In this new podcast from SmartBrownVoices, Mike Street and Everett Street go boldly into the world of Black Movies. In the first episode, they explore the cult classic “The Wiz” and ask the question, WILL IT BLACK!
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October 2, 2017
Business of Style: New York Fashion and Media Expert Tyrone Farley #MPAwards17
An interview with Tyrone Farley, one of this year’s honorees at the Master Pioneer Awards taking place on Saturday, September 30. Tyrone is also the producer of the Menswear fashion show taking place during the awards ceremony. He discusses the event, his point of view on African American visibility in fashion and the power of fashion to affect change. Listen to more episodes from the Business of Style hosted by Tresa Chambers here: http://businessofstyle.libsyn.com/
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September 26, 2017
Chatting with the Educated Hustle Podcast
Educated Hustle is dedicated to the people who bring their dreams to fruition. Each week’s show is filled with thought provoking guests who decided to take a leap of faith into living their hustle. Tweets by Educated_Hustle
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September 19, 2017
EP 87 – Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey Jr. – Starting a NonProfit
We chat with Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey of That Suits You. TSY is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization That Accepts Gently Worn Professional Attire & Provides Them Free of Charge To Qualified Men For Work & H.S Seniors For Graduation And Prom. Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey Jr. Bio: I have been married for over 20 years and have twin boys. I also have been an employee in NYS for over 20 years. I founded a nonprofit organization called www.THATSUITSYOU.org, where we accept new and gently worn professional attire and provide them to qualified job trained men entering the workforce. We also work with HS seniors for prom and graduation. TSY also provides training, presentations and overall assistance with several certified job programs throughout NYC and beyond. We also work with NYC schools where we teach, train and motivate young people to prepare them for their future. I also have founded
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August 29, 2017
How to Build an App Empire w/ Muoyo Okome
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a proud Nigerian family, Muoyo Okome has started, grown, and sold app businesses achieving 11M+ downloads across 100+ countries worldwide.   Through the Daily Spark Podcast and the Daily Spark Entrepreneur Community, founded in 2016, he reaches a growing audience of over 75,000 entrepreneurs & aspiring entrepreneurs each day, empowering them through education, inspiration & support.  Website http://dailyspark.co Itunes
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August 24, 2017
Ep 86 – Yann ilunga, All About Virtual Summits
Yann ilunga is a polyglot speaking Italian, English, French, German and some Finnish. A web entrepreneur originally from Locarno, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, now living in Helsinki, Finland. After getting his master’s degree in social sciences with a major in Media & Global Communication from the University of Helsinki he decided to take the leap and become a web entrepreneur. “Simply put, I’m an entrepreneur, podcaster and podcasting consultant who helps coaches, authors, entrepreneurs and marketers with podcasting. Whether you need help with the technical side of podcasting, with planning and launching of your show or its grow and marketing, I’m here to help. And I do so with this website, as well as through coaching services and my membership site and community dedicated to podcasting: the Podcast Success Academy.”
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August 10, 2017
Ep 85 – Daria Fennell, CEO of the The Daria Fennell Media Group
Daria  Fennell CEO, Senior Entertainment Publicist, Celebrity Entertainment Journalist, & Entertainment Branding Strategist The Daria Fennell Media Group (E-Mail) dariafpr2017@gmail.com (Website) www.TheDFMediaGroup.com    The Daria Fennell Media Group is an Entertainment Branding, Celebrity Editorial Content, Public Relations, Publicity, and Special Event Design Company with over 20 years of experience.   A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, Daria Fennell and The Daria Fennell Media Group have secured clients exposure in the following media outlets, among others:FOX 5 Morning News (Washington, D
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July 12, 2017
Ep 84 – Michael James Founder of Frederick Benjamin Grooming
With over a decade of experience in executive roles at personal care giants Revlon and L’Oreal, founder Michael James experienced firsthand the lack of diversity among those product lines and the need for natural solutions that were not only prescriptive but enjoyable. He launched Frederick Benjamin Grooming to create a line specifically for men like him, in need of quality products and a great experience.
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July 5, 2017
Ep 83 – Sean McKenzie Co-Founder of It’s Pink Honey
Sean McKenzie is a seasoned advertising and start-up professional. Sean has several years of experience in branding, industry forecasting and team leadership. He has contributed creative insights working with companies like Nielsen, Nike, P&G and LVMH. He’s currently Director of Business Development at real estate start-up, Zera and Founder of digital creative agency, Pink Honey,
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June 1, 2017
Paul C. Brunson – Working for Two Billionaires. #INeedLove
  About This Episode: @MrMikeStreet chats one-on-one with TV personality Paul C. Brunson. Learn more about how he got started working with two billionaires, what it was like working with Oprah, and how he started #MentorMondays which lead to his hosting gig with Black Enterprises “Our World.” Insights from This Episode: * Invest in yourself. If you are not investing in yourself and learning new things you will not succeed * Don’t be afraid to fail. Yes, it’s scary, but if it was easy it would not be worth it. * Create sharable content. Paul’s article below reached over 5 million people, so keep making content that speaks to your audience. Reading: * 20 Habits for Success I Learned Working for Two Billionaires Guest Ann
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May 28, 2017
EP 82 – Melissa L. Cooper, Author of Making Gullah
Recent reports about tax hikes, black land loss, and the near extinction of Gullah culture in the Lowcountry of regions of Georgia and South Carolina have made headlines in the New York Times, and featured on national TV networks like CNN. Missing from these reports is an account of how these unique African Americans emerged in the national imagination as distinct populations whose traditions should be documented and examined. Enter Melissa L. Cooper, an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark. Her groundbreaking book, Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race and the American Imagination (University of North Carolina Press), is set to be released on April 17, 2017. It is the first book to trace the construction of the Gullah identity. Using Sapelo Island as a case study, Cooper unearths the intellectual and cultural trends that inspired, and continues to inspire, fascination with Gullah culture and their African roots. In addition,
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May 26, 2017
Ep 81 – Cam F Awesome – Cam is AWESOME!
Cam Awesome Keynote Speaker  | Emcee  | Comedian Facebook Twitter 
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May 11, 2017
Ep. 18 – Interview w/ Rodney Kellum 🙋🏾‍♂️💼🙏🏾
Rodney Kellum is a recovered Workaholic. He works smarter instead of harder. Mr. Kellum went to college, worked hard and achieved several of his career goals. He never found himself feeling truly fulfilled. He was always tired, wasn’t meeting his financial goals, and he rarely got to spend any quality time with his family and loved ones. That is until he reached complete exhaustion and financial depletion. Also known as rock bottom and finally decided to change his life. Now, Mr. Kellum is an online entrepreneur who has a real work/life balance. He also have a passion to help other overworked Dads break free from the dream killing “employee mindset” that used to keep them trapped in a cycle of unemployment, broke, and unfulfilled. http://www.speaklife.online/ http://www.fatherpreneurship.com/
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May 11, 2017
Learn How Israel Cook, CEO of Princess Planet is Creating a Space for Black Children’s Books
Author & Illustrator Israel Cook crafted “The Princess Planet” series inspired by his daughter. The brand hopes to showcase cultural diversity and instill that all people have inner beauty, strength and self worth. In this episode of SmartBrownVoices learn more about Israel’s story and starting your own children’s book empire. Website: http://www.princessplanet.com/ Video: http://www.princessplanet.com/princess-planet-video/
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May 9, 2017
Ep. 17 – Do You Know What Time It Is?⏰💣🎤 #WokePodcast
On today’s episode of Woke Podcasts, I made my way over to the Dr. Vibe Show. During the show, we discussed several different things that are going on within the Black community over the past week. I was on the panel with three other distinguished gentlemen and we shared our various perspectives on the world around us. If you’re feeling anything that other gentlemen are saying you can find their contact information below.Enjoy the podcasts!  
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May 9, 2017
Ep 80 – Lillian Okoye – Doing Business in China.
Lillian Okoye is a business strategist for visionary entrepreneurs and experts who want to build their global empire and promote their products and services at home and abroad.  Fluent in Mandarin and with a long-time interest in Asia, she started learning Mandarin while in college over a decade ago. Her entrepreneurial journey started when she wrote a business plan on a napkin in New York City’s Chinatown and decided to jumpship and start a business on the streets of Beijing. In 2014, she started her own Beijing-based English training center servicing a 100% Chinese clientele. Through her Chinapreneur program and The Great Wall Mastermind, she helps train the next generation of global-minded entrepreneurs on how they too can also successfully tap into China’s booming market. SmartBrown Voices podcast listeners can get her free weekly tips and strategies for tapping into business opportunities behind the Great Wall at: 
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April 12, 2017
Ep 79 – Tresa Chambers #StyleChambers #WomensHistroyMonth
This week we chat with Tresa Chambers from Florida about her Bo$ podcast and Style Chambers: We produce live events, broadcast and digital content that reaches affluent taste makers passionate in fashion, art and culture.
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March 25, 2017
Ep. 16 – The Importance of Controlling Your Own Narrative #WokePodcast
In this episode of #Wokepodcast, I chop it up with my good friend BKE.We discussed the importance of controlling your own narrative.In a society that loves the place individuals in boxes, it is very important we craft our thoughts, speech, actions, emotional responses, and perceptions in the most constructive ways as possible. When we do not do this, it gives other people the ability to do it for us. So, enjoy this discussion between me and my good friend. Be sure to think about how you craft your own narrative. As always… ~Be safe ~Be constructive ~Be Woke Do not forget to share the podcast with someone you care about.
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March 21, 2017
The Reset Podcast w/ Laura Mignott (@Lmigno) #InternationalWomensDay
Digital marketing pro – and podcasting pundit – Mike Street (@MrMikeStreet) joins host Laura Mignott (Founder, experiential marketing agency Digital Flash) to dissect best practices for digital/social marketing, from uncovering your audience to incorporating elements of fringe culture. The discussion touches on opportunities for people of color, how to get paid for doing good work…even an impromptu review of this year’s CES. Check out Mike’s podcast “Smart Brown Voices” in all the usual places, it’s great. Credits: Creator and host: Laura Mignott Producer: Sandy Smallens for Audiation.fm Mixer: Matt Noble at The Loft in Bronxville, NY Additional production: Bang Studios in New York City Original Theme Music: Probe Rok
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March 8, 2017
EP 78 – Educated Hustle
Educated Hustle is dedicated to the people who bring their dreams to fruition. Each week’s show is filled with thought provoking guests who decided to take a leap of faith into living their hustle. Tweets by Educated_Hustle
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March 1, 2017
Ep. 77 – Veronica Appleton – Journey to Appleville
Diversity in children’s books are lacking. Just last year, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center reported that out of 3,400 children’s books, only 270 were about African Americans, 113 focused on Asian Americans, 83 were about Latinos, and 42 centered around Native Americans. Veronica S. Appleton, multicultural author of new children’s book, Journey to Appleville, is determined to change this trend and spread awareness of the importance of cultural representation. The first of the Appleville Books series, this beautifully illustrated children’s book showcases the importance of friendship and acceptance for kids everywhere. Journey to Appleville follows six kids from a local neighborhood with a common goal—to go to Appleville, overcome their fears, and receive a Golden Apple from the Appleville Fairy. Embark on their quest and follow Kenan, Tu-Tu, Pedro, Liu-Liu, Lizzy, and Cassie as they make their way to acco
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February 28, 2017
EP. 76 – Harlem Run w/ Amir and Alison
#Harlem1Miler – Sunday, June 18th, 2017 – Sign up! * Facebook.com/HarlemRun * Twitter.com/HarlemRun * HarlemRun.com ALISON MARIELLA DÉSIR Passionate about community, mental health and fitness, Alison is an endurance athlete and believer that sport has the power to change lives.  Alison started running after a period of depression, and, over the past 4 years, has been able to Find Meaning on the Run. Named by Women’s Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport and the world, Alison’s running journey started with a blog,
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February 14, 2017
EP. 75 – Valerine Robinson, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Unapologetically Us
Valerie Robinson is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Unapologetically Us. Not seeing many safe havens geared towards Black women, she decided to create one that is not only reliable but relatable and genuine. Unapologetically Us, launched in 2014, is a lifestyle brand and online community designed for Black women. In this digital space, our platform is to responsibly inform, foster creativity and engage in thoughtful dialogue. Valerie is an award-winning photojournalist and writer, whose work spans multi-generational platforms. She describes Unapologetically Us as a “labor of love”. www.unapologeticallyus.com FB: @unapologeticallyus IG, Twitter, Pinterest: @unapologetic_us
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February 7, 2017
WOKE Podcast – Ep.15 – Mohammed Speaks👊🏾🎤 #wokepodcast #smartbrownvoices
Mohammed S. Luwemba is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan where he attained his bachelors in Political Science. In 2013 Mr. Luwemba graduated from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta Georgia. Over the past fifteen years Mohammed has used his education & organizing ability to attack the socioeconomic issues effecting Black male youth via starting several leadership programs in juvenile facilities, and the community.    Currently Mohammed is a Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta, the chairman of the National Black Operations Business Association which is the parent company (Elite Brother™ /Elite Sister™ brand, Our Law Media, and the executive director of Elite Brother Inc. Mohammed is also currently working on a documentary/initiative titled “Don’t Go to Prison” & an initiative by the same name which will act as a deterrent for male and female youth within the urban community to steer them away from the prison system. Check out more of his work!
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January 31, 2017
Ep. 74 – Sukhtej Singh – #Investing and #Finance in 2017 #podcast
Sukhtej Singh has a vast experience portfolio in his professional career as a money manager and financial coach. After having attained a BS in Computer Science from Binghamton University, Sukhtej ventured towards consultation and advisory, initiating his professional career by working as a Market Analyst at Reuters. From there on, Sukhtej focused his career on financial and wealth advisory, working from Wall Street firms like Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He has held many other positions in renowned firms and institutions including ThinkOptions, and Ramapo College of New Jersey. As of 2006, Sukhtej Singh established his own real estate investment agency, Sagevue Investment Group. For four years and counting, he has been working as a Chief Market Strategist at Traderhelp 101. All of his past experience has led Sukhtej Singh to hold a reliable and renowned status for clients looking for expert wealth management and financial advisory services. His typical clients include individuals
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January 27, 2017
Ep 73 – Aycee Brown of Goodnightdarling.co #sleep #podcast #smartbrownvoices
What if you could sleep through the night and not feel guilty about it? We’re here to help you sleep well and feel great doing it. Whether you are an entrepreneur, parent, or creative. Sleep affects us all in more ways than one. Some of you have severe insomnia or suffer from depression. Either way, Aycee Brown has dealt with both and can relate to what you are going through. She was once a part of the #TeamNoSleep community due to the fact that she just couldn’t sleep at all. She suffered from insomnia since she was 14 years old and tried for so many years to just go to sleep. and at times she would cry because it truly wasn’t that easy. Aycee started to research on how she could sleep better and over the years  developed her own regimen that works. Sleep is not a luxury and that is why we’re here. We’re here to help you get some sleep. Goodnight Darling Co. Sleep Well. Naturally.
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January 18, 2017
Ep. 14 – Willie Jackson of Abernathy Magazine💻💡✍🏾 #WokePodcast
Willie Jackson is the founder & publisher of Abernathy. He’s an inclusion strategist, a technologist, and resides in New York City. Mr. Jackson currently serves as Technical Lead of Seth Godin’s altMBA program, a 4-week online workshop for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead. Willie is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. He is an advisor to and has worked with several bestselling authors, entrepreneurs, consumer goods companies, and startups spanning varied industries, including fitness, travel, and law. He is a regular speaker at conferences, where he addresses topics such as Web Performance, careers, and doing the impossible.
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January 7, 2017
Ep. 13 – Historical Trauma w/ Simmons (Part 4) #WokePodcast
Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work with African American males and their families. Healing Brothers is a is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (since 2013) that is dedicated to improve the health and wellness of African American men and their families, resulting in the larger community becoming healthier and safer. www.healingbrothers.com ~Be Safe ~Be Constructive ~Be Woke Be sure to subscribe and share the podcast with someone you care about!
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January 7, 2017
Ep. 12 – Historical Trauma w/ Simmons (Part 3) #WokePodcast
Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work with African American males and their families. Healing Brothers is a is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (since 2013) that is dedicated to improve the health and wellness of African American men and their families, resulting in the larger community becoming healthier and safer. www.healingbrothers.com ~Be Safe ~Be Constructive ~Be Woke Be sure to subscribe and share the podcast with someone you care about!
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December 30, 2016
Ep. 11- Black Women’s Milk is Revolutionary – #WokePodcast
About Jasmine Boudah Jasmine is a vision driven mother and young working professional who is eager to provide the best start for as many children as possible. As a former public school educator, she sought to empower parents living in impoverished neighborhoods similar to the ones in which she was born and raised in both Detroit and Chicago. Social justice, parent education, breastfeeding, women’s birthing education and rights, and early literacy foundations are her passions. She would like to leave the world in better shape by spreading knowledge and revolutionary love as well as working alongside community members to create the change we’ve been waiting for. Jasmine wholeheartedly believes change needs to happen systematically, but it is imperative that we work together to create the change we would like to see for future generations. Twitter: @BlackLotusMa
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December 30, 2016
Ep 72 – Muoyo Okome – Building an App Empire #podcast #app #smartbrownvoices
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a proud Nigerian family, Muoyo Okome has started, grown, and sold app businesses achieving 11M+ downloads across 100+ countries worldwide.   Through the Daily Spark Podcast and the Daily Spark Entrepreneur Community, founded in 2016, he reaches a growing audience of over 75,000 entrepreneurs & aspiring entrepreneurs each day, empowering them through education, inspiration & support.  Website http://dailyspark.co Itunes
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December 26, 2016
Ep. 71 – Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. – Negotiation for Entrepreneurs
Kwame is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict. Negotiation is one the only business skills we use every day. My goal is to share this critical skill with as many people as possible. That’s why he is a part of the American Negotiation Institute and produces “Negotiation for Entrepreneurs,” the top negotiation podcast on iTunes. The show has been downloaded over 20,000 times and has listeners in over 60 different countries. Podcast:     
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December 26, 2016
Woke Podcast Ep. 10 – Coon Hunting
On today’s episode, we look at the notion of coons. Which are individuals who practice inappropriate behavior when it comes to understanding the plight of black people in the world. Often times, coons are confused individuals who provide rhetoric that is counterproductive to empowerment, pride, and enlightenment for Black people. We’ll briefly discuss why coons are prevalent in media and how we should conduct ourselves when we have encounters with coons. SWP YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoMFgzyIZYs Brother Polite Interview – https://youtu.be/jR5ClzJ6Gpk www.wokepodcast.com Be Safe Be Constructive Be Woke #Woke #Jegna #SmartBrownVoices
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December 12, 2016
Ep. 70 – Victoria Coker, ColoredContent #SmartBrownVoices
Ms. Coker is working hard to push her brand to the forefront. The ColoredContent founder was a 2016 Blogalicious Perfect Pitch finalist. Most recently she launched, Startup WOC, a vlog that documents her journey as a women of color in the tech industry. Follow her on social media at @addvic_e
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December 1, 2016
Woke Podcast – Ep. 9 – Escapism
Escapism: The systematic process of compensating for inferior social and psychological beliefs, feelings, and status. The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. Always attempting to smooth the pain with the half truths. Being honest is not cool today. It is not the thing to do. However, it should not be the gold standard of who we are. Honesty is a core element to the character that will be needed to survive in this world moving forward. Everything is being recorded, whether on video, audio, and written it’s all being document somewhere. Everything we do or say can come back to us in the future. Even if we do not intend for it too. This is why it is so critical to advance our thoughts, speech, and actions with every intention of keeping it real with ourselves first. Do not let escapism hold up back from being elite in your life.
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November 17, 2016
#SmartBrownVoices – Ep. 69 – Amanda Spann (@AmandaSpann)
We week we chat with Amanda Spann about her new ebook series, #LaunchLove. This is a series of step-by-step guides to help entrepreneurs build a buzz for their brands on a budget. She came up with the idea a few weeks after leaving corporate America. “I had a lot of startups approaching me about PR services and I found that nearly all of them either couldn’t afford PR or weren’t ready operations wise. So I figured I’d help them out by creating low cost workbooks that provide startups with tutorials on how to make your brand buzzworthy, on your own time and dime.” Amanda Spann is a formally trained publicist and infopreneur. She is the Co-founder & Marketing Director of tiphub, an impact driven innovation network for entrepreneurs in Africa and the African Diaspora and the  Founder of Alchomy App, a craft cocktail community.  The Georgetown & Florida State graduate has been honored as one
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November 8, 2016
Ep. 8 – Dealing with Grief – #StayWoke #SmartBrownVoices
On today’s podcast we will gain concepts and strategies to addressing  significant loss. It is essential to gain a healthy understanding on loss in the process of healing. It is important to realize, that grieving and feelings of loss is natural and that, with time, one will heal. There are several stages of grief which individuals may experience. The feeling of grief maybe the purest pain one may ever know. ~Be Safe ~Be Constructive ~Be Woke RIP Mary E. Street On Oct. 10th, 2016 SmartBrownVoices host Mike Street lost his mother Mary E. Street. You can make a donation to the Mary E. Street Memorial Fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/mary-street-memorial-fund-2trzpe4
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November 3, 2016
#SmartBrownVoices – EP. 68 – Mark S. Luckie
I’m Back! On this episode we chat with Mark S. Luckie about his article “How Black People Built Social Media.” Here is an excerpt: “God created black people and black people created style,” George C. Wolfe once wrote. African-Americans heavily influence everything entertainment to political discourse to the culture and conversations that fuel the internet. And yet black users on social platforms are largely ignored by the companies who build them. In an effort to drive growth, many social media companies make the mistake of exclusively courting brands and celebrities while ignoring influential black users. Vine is the latest casualty of this myopic trend. You can read the full article here: h
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November 2, 2016
All Things #FinTech with James Felton Keith (@JFKii) CXO & Advocate for #PersonalData Ownership and Economic Inclusion.
James Felton Keith is an engineer, ethnographer, and economics analyst. His intrigue with the culture of capitalism, distribution of value, and technological integration of the world are the primary drivers of his endeavor. Keith has held executive and consultant roles in operations, finance, engineering, energy supply, distribution, and technology for F500 and start-up enterprise in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa: award winning clients the likes of StallTalk, HP, Sapiens, Eskom, DaimlerChrysler. Keith’s philosophical perspective is a result of a series of questions that were raised on the implications of string-field-theory during his diverse and adverse life experiences; Coined Integrationalism and published by Common Ground, he makes decisions on the notion that: all things in existence are physiologically connected at the sub-atomic level His current objectives are rooted in delivering the technological and economic innovations of the world’s most affluen
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October 28, 2016
Ep. 7 – #YouGoodMan (Black Males and Mental Health) @wokepodcast #SmartBrownVoices
Today’s podcast we take a look at the mental health struggles that black males face on a consistent basis. As we know, being a black person in an antiblack world it is stressful, traumatic, and downright depressing. Today on Twitter #YouGoodMan was treading. #YouGoodMan allowed thousands of black males and females to share their experiences Of mental health. It was an empowering exchange. Today’s episode I share some on my viewpoints on Black males and mental health as well as a little bit of my experience. Be sure to subscribe the podcast and share with somebody you care about. Be Safe! Be Constructive! Be Woke!
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October 20, 2016
Ep. 6 – Level Elite (Mindset) #SmartBrownVoices @WokePodcast
Level elite is an audiobook designed to help those that need help the most. This is a Self-development audiobook that is crafted for people who are classified as Black. S.E.L.F. is an acronym that stands for Survival Education for Legacy & Future. This is a united independent effort helping people get their mindsets, habits, And genius together to succeed in the face of hopelessness and adversity. The goal of this book is for everyone to gain enough insight from the concepts presented to unlock their Genius and become Elite.
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October 13, 2016
EP. 67 – David Lamp (@authordavidlamb) – “On Top Of The World (Until The Bell Chimes)” #Podcast #Book #SmartBrownVoices
  “Dynamic novel about the price of fame packed with so many laughs and so much heart, I couldn’t put it down.”– Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop Artist      Pre-Order the book here. “This modern re-telling is a hoot! The anti-hero, Scrooʝe, is nothing short of entertaining and his wild antics keep the story moving at a brisk and hilarious pace. A highly entertaining yarn…incredibly fun.”– Romantic Times “FIVE STARS! Perfectly combines Humor and Romance in a witty, charming novel about race, class and celebrity worship that readers will love.”– Hollywood Book Review NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Meet Scrooʝe.    He balls harder than Diddy.   Out Kanye’s Kanye. And drives a flashier car than 50 Cent. He is literally one of the most successful, well known artists in hip-hop history. But is he happy? “On Top Of The World (Until
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October 7, 2016
Ep. 5 – What is Black Culture??? #SmartBrownVoices @TheWokePodcast
I have come to the conclusion that change is the process of altering habits of culture (I will explain this further in a later blog post). Change is something that is often a part of any solution. However, I have found that Change is never defined clearly. It is like we are just supposed to know what the hell Change looks like. So, after doing some deep thinking, research, and debating, I have concluded that cultures must pivot to see the desired outcomes you want. Therefore, we must define what culture is before we try to change anything. Culture: A set of behaviors, beliefs, concepts, linguistics, experiences and expectations, which are scribed to a social (people, place, or thing) collective to meet the (direct or indirect) agreed upon wants and needs.
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October 3, 2016
Ep.4 – Historical Trauma w/ Sam Simmons (Part 2) @thewokepodcast #SmartBrownVoices
Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work with African American males and their families. Healing Brothers is a is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (since 2013) that is dedicated to improve the health and wellness of African American men and their families, resulting in the larger community becoming healthier and safer. www.healingbrothers.com Resource: http://joydegruy.com/
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September 20, 2016
Ep. 66 – Nathan Williams & Jennia #SmartBrownVoices #Podcast
Nathan Hale Williams and Jennia Fredrique Aponte, Co Directors of the short film, 90 Days After ninety days of dating, Jessica and Taylor are forced to confront the realities surrounding living and loving with HIV after one of them reveals he/she is HIV positive. The film seeks to give people living with HIV hope toward finding love and intimacy while educating others.  The cast is simply amazing and includes, Teyonah Parris (Survivor’s Remorse, Mad Men & Chi-Raq) as Jessica, Pauletta Washington (Beloved, Antwone Fisher) as Gayle, Nic Few (The Chadwick Journals, Gideon’s Cross) as Taylor and Rodney Chester (Noah’s Arc) as Kyle. Follow the film On Social Media: Twitter/IG – @90DaysFilm Facebook: www.facebook.com/90
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September 13, 2016
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