"One America Podcast" with Host Sophia A. Nelson
By sophia angeli nelson
Hosted by award winning author, CNN Political Commentator, and award winning Journalist Sophia Nelson. Nelson is a former Republican House Oversight Committee Counsel, USATODAY OPINION writer & Contributing editor at theGrio. This podcast keeps it real, honest and raw, just as Nelson does on TV. It's about everything American: Politics, Race, Gender, Faith, The Bill of Rights and anything else the "We the People" talk about everyday.
America We Have A Problem. And We Can Still Fix it!
Host Sophia Nelson is back! And boy is she on FIRE. Take a listen! Happy Summer.
June 12, 2022
Living History: Meet Madame Justice Jackson
Host Sophia Nelson offers some reflections on the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
April 10, 2022
Black History Month: Seven Sisters & A Brother. Black Student Activism in the 1960s.
A not to miss episode with three civil rights legends who along with their five peers changed and made history at Swarthmore college in 1969.
February 27, 2022
A Black Woman Is Going to the Supreme Court in 2022.
This week there was big news with the retirement of Justice Breyer. President Biden has declared his intention to nominate a black woman to the High Court.
January 30, 2022
MLK Day 2022: There’s More to Dr. King’s Legacy than 2 Lines from the “I Have a Dream Speech”
Host Sophia Nelson leans into the misuse of Dr. MLK’s famous I have a Dream Speech and two lines being used by politicians out of context.
January 17, 2022
The Year that was 2021. American Democracy in Peril.
On our final episode of 2021 host Sophia Nelson talks about the big issues of 2021 and where we go in 2022.
December 31, 2021
A Conversation about Thomas Jefferson, Slavery, and Reclaiming our History with Gayle J. White.
Todays episode is living American history. We talk to Gayle Jessup White of Monticello. Gayle is a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson and her enslaved ancestors owned by Jefferson.
December 19, 2021
Remembering Republican Senator Bob Dole. And the Era of Political Civility Gone By.
Host Sophia Nelson reflects on the late Senator Dole. His wife Liddy Dole. His legacy. His life. His example of American unity and respect in our political discourse.
December 12, 2021
Have the Marginalized DEI Groups on College Campuses Gone too Far with Cancel Culture?
This week’s segment with Dr. Christina Crenshaw formerly at Baylor University speaks on college campus culture. It is a must listen for all academics, faculty, and students everywhere. Powerful podcast with host Sophia A. Nelson.
December 05, 2021
Special Podcast: Remembering the life of President John F. Kennedy & Lessons Learned.
Today’s podcast is a special Thanksgiving week in remembrance of America’s 35th President John F. Kennedy. And lessons we can all learn from his life.
November 22, 2021
Time to see our Humanity first. Not our race, gender, or sexual identity.
In episode 3 of our conversation on “cancel culture” host Sophia Nelson engages conservative educator Butch Porter of INDed in LoCo Virginia. They talk Virginia Elections, CRT, cancel culture and wokeism gone too far.
November 13, 2021
Virginia Cancel Culture Wars Flip State from Blue to Red.
In episode 2 of our series on cancel culture host Sophia Nelson provides analysis on the political earthquake in Virginia. And her ongoing battle on her college campus for free speech.
November 06, 2021
Part I: Cancel Culture on Our College Campuses.
Host Sophia Nelson shares her own experience as a conservative academic on a college campus in the middle of cancel culture.
October 25, 2021
Remembering 9-11-2001 Twenty Years Later.
Host Sophia Nelson offers Reflections and Inspiration on this 20th anniversary of 9.11.2021
September 11, 2021
Let’s Talk About Critical Race Theory
In our first episode of season 4. Host Sophia Nelson talks with one of the nation’s premiere academic voices on Politics, Cultural philosophy & Education. How they intersect. Where we are as a nation and why everyone is so upset over Critical Race Theory.
September 09, 2021
July 4th Special: The Divided State of American Democracy & How to Save it.
In this special July 4th episode host Sophia Nelson talks with Unite America ED Nick Troiano about the state of our nation. And how to we enact reforms to fix it.
July 04, 2021
Happy Juneteenth Day 2021
Prof. Sophia Nelson breaks down the history of Juneteenth and why it matters so much to our nation in 2021.
June 19, 2021
Memorial Day Message 2021
Host Sophia Nelson offers some important Memorial day tributes and thoughts on our current state of affairs as Americans.
May 31, 2021
Guest Mindy Finn: "Women Will be at the Forefront of Reshaping the Republic"
In our final women's history month 2021 episode, host Sophia Nelson talks with special guest Politico & Activist Mindy Finn. Mindy Finn is the co-founder of Stand Up Republic, a grassroots lobby for democracy, and its sister leadership education organization, Stand Up Republic Foundation. Through media and organizing, SUR promotes accountable governance, electoral reform, a healthy media, and multiethnic society. She is the CEO of Citizen Data, a unique data analytics platform that powers solutions over partisanship. In 2016, she ran as the vice presidential running mate of Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin. The ticket received 21.5% of the vote in Utah, the best state result for a third- party candidacy and broke the presidential write-in record nationwide.
March 31, 2021
Part 1: The Black Church with Pastor Renee D. Fowler of Destiny Pointe, Arlington Texas.
In our black history month wrap up we have a powerful conversation with one of the leading black female trailblazers in the black church and ministry.
February 28, 2021
Part 2: The Black Church & Women with Pastor Renee Fowler of Texas; Minister Shonny Young.
This is part 2 of our 2 part interview on the black church, black women, healing and helping during the Texas Snow storm of 2021.
February 28, 2021
With Malice Toward None
Today host Sophia Nelson honors President’s Day and spotlights Abraham Lincoln #16.
February 15, 2021
Black History Month Week 2: Stereotypes Must Stop.
Host Sophia Nelson talks about the damage of stereotyping each other. And how we need to move past them if we are going to reunite as Americans.
February 09, 2021
History is Education. Why Black History Matters in 2021. Short Segment with Dr. Colita Fairfax
BONUS TRACK with Dr. Colita Fairfax: Putting the US Capitol Insurrection Into Context.
February 01, 2021
Black History Month Kick-Off: "Black History is American History" with Dr. Colita N. Fairfax, Historian, Professor, Author
Host Sophia Nelson has an engaging dialogue with Norfolk State University Professor Colita Fairfax about her new book on Colonial Virginia and Slavery's impact on American Democracy. As well as the nation's first woman VP Kamala Harris. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. And how we unite a divided America post the US Capitol Siege.
February 01, 2021
Special Inauguration 2021 Podcast
Host Sophia Nelson offers insights and analysis on the historic 2021 Inauguration.
January 20, 2021
America We Gotta Face it to Fix it!
In this Thursday Thoughts segment host Sophia Nelson addresses the historic 2nd impeachment of Donald Trump and the way forward for America.
January 14, 2021
Chaos at America's Capitol 2021: President Trump Incites Insurrection & Sedition
In this special podcast segment, host Sophia Nelson puts the horrific events in the nation's capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 all in to focus. This is a must listen to PODCAST.
January 07, 2021
SPECIAL NEW YEARS DAY 2021 MASTERCLASS
Host Sophia Nelson helps us to kick off the New Year Right with this Masterclass on Self-Care in 2021.
January 01, 2021
It's a Covid Christmas 2020: Some Thoughts on Togetherness & Getting Through
Host Sophia Nelson offers one of her best monologues yet, on the uniqueness of Christmas 2020. Coping with Covid. And what the light of Christmas should teach us all in this unbelievably challenging and difficult year.
December 25, 2020
Special 2020 Wrap Podcast on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Professor Minda Harts & Author of "The Memo"
Host Sophia Nelson has a powerful and insightful dialogue with Prof. Minda Harts of NYU, and author of the best-seller "The Memo" on the year 2020, race, Equity, George Floyd, Donald Trump, the impact of a new black female VP in Kamala Harris, and what we can expect in the coming years in corporate America around the issues of inclusion and gender equality. Great Must Listen episode.
December 22, 2020
Saturday Thoughts with Sophia Nelson.
This week Sophia takes on the Republican Party, the Russian Hackers, and Trump’s attacks on our Democratic Voting integrity.
December 19, 2020
Special Saturday Thoughts Segment: Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-VA) Goes on the Record with One America Podcast
A not to miss. Very present conversation with outgoing Republican Virginia Congressman Denver Riggleman. He and host Sophia Nelson talk about the ongoing Election results fight by President Trump, the state of the GOP, and what it all means for America and a new president going forward.
December 12, 2020
A Trump Supporter Speaks: Part II of Our Tough Conversations are Great Conversations Series
Host Sophia Nelson goes a second round with American Conservative activist, businessman, educator and Virginia podcaster Butch Porter. This is what we will need to do as neighbors, citizens, friends and family to heal our nation. It is not up to Washington, D.C. It is up to us.
December 07, 2020
A Trump Voter Speaks: Part I of "Tough Conversations are Great Conversations" Series
Host Sophia Nelson sits down for a two part interview with Virginia Conservative, political activist, businessman, educator, and PODCAST creator Butch Porter. This is a NOT To miss dialogue on what over 74 Million Trump voters are thinking, how they feel about our politics, America, Race, the rise of "socialism" and more.
December 07, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving 2020: Harnessing the Power of Resilience.
In this special thanksgiving day message, host Sophia Nelson offers a powerful monologue on all we have been through in 2020 and staying focused on the power of getting through!
November 26, 2020
Trump Attempts a Coup of American Democracy: Thank God He Failed.
On this week's Saturday Thoughts Podcast host Sophia Nelson calls a thing a thing. The failure of President Trump to concede the US Election 17 days out is a travesty to American Democracy. This is a must listen.
November 21, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Election 2020 Wrap with the Bulwark's & RVAT Founder Sarah Longwell
Great podcast today as we go inside the results of the 2020 Election, Trump's failure to concede, the future of the Republican Party and Can Joe Biden bring America together.
November 14, 2020
Monday Motivation: Biden-Harris Win. Trump won’t Concede. Can America Come Together in 2021?
Host Sophia Nelson gives us a powerful call to action on the post election America. Must listen!
November 09, 2020
Election 2020 Update: America Still Doesn’t Have A New President Yet.
Our host Sophia Nelson gives us an update on the state of the 2020 Presidential Election. And who is likely to win.
November 05, 2020
Special Election Day 2020 Preview with Lincoln Project Co-Founder Mike Madrid
Tune in for a great dialogue between host Sophia Nelson and longtime GOP Political consultant Mike Madrid. Madrid is one of the C-Founder's of the Lincoln Project. This is a not to miss conversation on the state of our nation one day before Americans head to the polls.
November 02, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: It’s the last weekend to VOTE. Happy Halloween!!!
Our host Sophia Nelson gives us the recap of the past week. And encourages us as we head into the final Election Day sprint!
October 31, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Look for the Helpers
Great inspirational Saturday message by our host Sophia Nelson
October 24, 2020
Monday Motivation: Empathy! What is it? And why we all need it NOW more than ever!
This week’s Monday Motivation monologue is a good one. Empathy gives us the power to change the world.
October 19, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Judge Barrett Goes to Washington, Wonder Woman, Women & Election 2020 w Guest Anushay Hossain
Today's Guest is host of "spilling chai" podcast, journo and politico Anushay Hossain. Host Sophia Nelson engages a discussion on the Confirmation Hearings for SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett, the gender gap, casting issues with "Wonder Woman", Election 2020 and more.
October 17, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: what a week!
Host Sophia Nelson gives her insights and analysis into the first and only VP debate. The President & Covid. Sexist smears on Harris. Lindsey Graham in trouble. And more.
October 10, 2020
Women 2020: How We ENGAGE COVID19, Politics, Home Schooling and a Bad US Economy
Host Sophia Nelson has a sit down with Founder & Exec. Director of ENGAGE for Women, Rachel Pearson in this special segment. The two talk about the 2020 campaign, the gender gap, COVID19's devastating impact on the economy, women's careers, and more.
October 06, 2020
Monday Motivation. You have to Command Your Day!
Host Sophia Nelson gives us a quick Monday Morning pep talk! One we can all use! Take a listen and follow through!
October 05, 2020
Covid Crisis in the White House
Host Sophia Nelson gives us an update and insights into the current COVID crisis that has hit the President, First Lady and US Senators.
October 03, 2020
Fall 2020 PROMO: We Are Back! Let’s go!
Host Sophia Nelson gives us a quick preview of the October 2020 podcast line-up. Talks the first presidential debate, COVID, women and more.
October 02, 2020
Reflections on the Passing of Justice Ginsburg
Host Sophia Nelson gives us the lay of the land on the loss of SCOTUS justice Ruth B. Ginsburg. And what happens next in the US Senate.
September 19, 2020
Happy US Constitution Day 2020
Host Sophia Nelson delivers a powerful and inspirational monologue on the US Constitution and our founding.
September 17, 2020
Special Segment: 100 Years of the 19th Amendment. Women. The Vote. The Historic 2020 VP Pick.
Host Sophia Nelson reflects on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, and what it all means in the context of the 2020 Election, Women of Color and where women are today.
August 18, 2020
Let’s talk about Kamala Harris and her Historic Pick for VP.
Host Sophia Nelson Hosts a special podcast to discuss last week’s choice of Kamala Harris. Great must listen.
August 16, 2020
Who Is It Gonna Be? Biden’s VP Running-mate. Will She make History.
Host, pundit & political writer Sophia Nelson gives us some insights into the 2020 veep-stakes. Good listen!
August 11, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: How Are You Coping with Covid?
Special Saturday Thoughts segment with host Sophia Nelson on dealing with depression and Covid. How to fight off the blues and keep your mind, body and soul strong.
August 08, 2020
Fighting for Vanessa Guillen: The Military Must Put An End to Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Against Women
Today's PODCAST is a special episode dedicated to women in the military and the service academies who have been the victims of sexual assault or sexual violence. PFC Vanessa Guillen was murdered at Ft. Hood earlier this year by a fellow male soldier. This is a tragedy that must never ever happen again. Must listen and share podcast.
August 02, 2020
Good Trouble: Remembering Congressman & Civil Rights Hero John R. Lewis
Today's Saturday Thoughts Podcast is dedicated to the late John R. Lewis. Civil Rights Icon. Congressman. Medal of Freedom award recipient. Host Sophia Nelson dissects his life, his living, and the impact he had on the world. She challenges us all to go out in the world and get into "good trouble". Great listen. Great tribute to a great American hero.
July 18, 2020
America is the story of Us. Happy Independence Day, July 4th, 2020.
Host Sophia Nelson talks about the meaning of America, our founding principles and July 4th. Great patriotic message. Happy July 4th!!!
July 04, 2020
Wednesday Wisdom: Aging is a Gift. Tribute to Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein
Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is a powerful reminder to LIVE your Life daily and fully! Great tribute! Great Wisdom!
July 01, 2020
Monday Motivation: Let’s talk about Black Lives Matter, White Power & Politics of Race.
Today’s Monday Motivation breaks down the “Black Lives Matter” Movement and why there is such a backlash to it. Must listen to podcast featuring host Sophia Nelson.
June 29, 2020
Wednesday Wisdom: It's Time for America to make Peace with Our Racial Past
Today's podcast tackles the top of race, and racism in light of the NASCAR investigation with the "noose" and black driver Bubba Wallace. Host Sophia Nelson masterfully tackles the topic with a focused monologue on America coming to grips with our racial past. And facing it--so we can finally FIX It! Good listen.
June 24, 2020
Monday Motivation: Time to Get Our Personal and National Priorities Right
Today's Monday Motivation is all about Priorities and what matters in our lives. And what should matter to us all as a nation. in a post COVID19, George Floyd world.
June 22, 2020
Wednesday Wisdom--2020 May Not Be So Bad After All. It's All How You See It.
Today's Podcast is a must listen. Host Sophia Nelson gives a great inspirational message on NOT seeing 2020 as this disastrous, awful year, but instead see it as a year where we changed for the better. Where we turned into better human beings, spouses, kids, parents, and on and on. Must listen and must share. She hit it out of the park!
June 17, 2020
Monday Motivation: Self-Care Summer
Today's Monday Motivation focuses on the importance of self-care for both men and women alike. We have all been shut in, grieving, restless. and now activated by the death of George Floyd. It's time to make self-care a priority. Great Monday motivation.
June 15, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Let’s Talk About Solutions on Race & Racism 2020.
Today’s Saturday Thoughts focuses on solutions to the problems that confront is as a nation on race and racism.
June 13, 2020
Monday Motivation: America's Kids Are Going to Save Us
Today's Monday Motivation with host Sophia Nelson spotlights the peaceful protests organized by America's kids in cities all over the nation. Great inspiration from the next generation.
June 08, 2020
Monday Motivation: Color Blind vs. Color Conscious--America's Only Way Forward in the Fight Against Racism
Today's Podcast takes on the difficult topic of race and racism in America. After a weekend of peaceful protests that turned into riots, host Sophia Nelson takes a look at what got us here and how we must work together to get out of this current dark place in our history.
June 01, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Do Women Lead Differently? Let’s talk about 4 “Queens of the Resistance”.
In this episode host Sophia Nelson interviews author and Hachette Exec. Editor Krishan Trotman about her new book, “Queens of the Resistance” which is four separate books about four leading ladies: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rep. Maxine Waters. Great dialogue on a new generation of powerful women in Congress.
May 30, 2020
Wednesday Wisdom: Can We Face our Fear of One-another?
In this episode host Sophia Nelson takes on the murder of George Floyd, and the antics of Amy Cooper in Central Park as race looms large in the national headlines. Great podcast. Powerfully expressed as always.
May 27, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Memorial Day 2020, Biden's Racial Gaffe & Trump Re-Opens America & Churches--Or Can He?
Today's Saturday Segment is a powerful reminder of the founders' vision for America to be one nation despite our differences. Host Sophia Nelson gets into the week's hot topics, and brings it all back to who we are supposed to be as Americans: ONE nation, under God. She talks about the nearly 100,000 dead Americans from COVID19 and how we should all honor them this Memorial Day Weekend. Great Listen/
May 23, 2020
Monday Motivation: Are You Okay?
Host Sophia Nelson asks us to do a self/care check in and to check on others. Great motivational message to start the week ahead.
May 18, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Let’s Graduate Together. Some Wisdom for the Class of 2020.
Today’s podcast is dedicated to the class of 2020. In honor of their commencements that have been postponed or cancelled due to covid 19. Host Sophia Nelson shares some great life nuggets for the graduates!
May 16, 2020
Wednesday Wisdom: Coaching You through the Coronavirus.
Today’s episode with special guest renowned psychologist and motivational speaker, author Dr. Sabrina Jackson is a must listen! Get your note pads, and journals. Time yo take your power back.
May 13, 2020
Monday Motivation: Staying Encouraged During the Covid Crisis.
Today’s Monday Motivation with Sophia Nelson is a great reminder on how to get through what we are all going through.
May 11, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Remembering Ahmaud Arbery. America. And Coming Together.
In this first episode of our new season 3, host Sophia Nelson tackles the hard topic of race and racism with the tragic and horrific murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.
May 09, 2020
Monday Motivation: Getting past the Monday Morning Blues
Today’s episode welcomes in a new month and a new Monday. Host Sophia Nelson helps us to fight the Monday Morning Blues!
May 04, 2020
Monday Motivation: Keeping Your Peace & Finding Purpose During the Pandemic
Today’s Monday motivation is all about keeping your peace during the pandemic. Host Sophia Nelson talks about the staggering death toll over the weekend. Coretta Scott King’s birthday and the moment we find ourselves in that we need to use unto purpose.
April 27, 2020
Wednesday Wisdom: How the Coronavirus is changing & shaping our lives.
Today’s episode is a powerful message from host Sophia Nelson on the impact the Coronavirus is having on our lives, our families, our hopes, and our futures.
April 22, 2020
Motivation Monday: The Power of Resilience
In this weekly Monday Motivation segment with host Sophia Nelson, she talks about the Power of Resilience. A virtue we all need right now.
April 13, 2020
Easter Sunday: A Conversation & Inspiration with Rev. Adriane Blair Wise of Metropolitan Baptist.
In this final episode of our Pastors and Pundits week, host Sophia Nelson has a powerful Easter Sunday conversation with Rev. Adriane Wise. Author. Chaplain. Spiritual Formation expert.
April 12, 2020
Part III: A Conversation with MSNBC Contributor & Politico Michael Steele
In this final part, guest Michael Steele wraps the interview with some encouragement on how we press through this time as Americans, he talks about prayer, faith, unity, and the gift of Easter. A great interview with a great American patriot.
April 11, 2020
Part II Saturday Thoughts: Conversation with former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele--Politics & Covid 19
In Part II of this special episode of the podcast, host Sophia Nelson and Michael Steele talk about the impact of the coronavirus on our already divided America politics and the intense exchanges of the President and the media, governors, etc.
April 11, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Part I-former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: Part I Reflections on Faith & The Priesthood (Who Knew!!!)
Today's Saturday Thoughts is very special, host Sophia Nelson interviews her long-time friend and colleague Michael Steele. Former Lt. Governor of Maryland, former RNC Chairman, and current consultant and MSNBC Contributor. Part I of the interview they talk about how Steele wanted to become a priest and how he ultimately chose politics instead. Parts II & III will follow.
April 11, 2020
A Good Word on Good Friday with Dr. Charlie Whitlow, Lead Pastor Community Church of Ashburn
Today is Good Friday. It is a sacred day for Christians worldwide as we enter the Easter weekend. Our host Sophia Nelson has a great spiritual conversation with Virginia Pastor Charlie Whitlow about our faith, the impact of the coronavirus on the modern day church, the need for the community to step up and help all around the nation, food insecurity, diversity and most of all the good news of the gospel.
April 10, 2020
Wednesday Wisdom with Pastor Michelle C. Thomas, NAACP Chair, Soil & Water Commission, Slavery Historian, Loudoun County, VA.
In episode 2 of our Pastors, Politicos and Pundits week, our host Sophia Nelson get's some Wednesday Wisdom from Virginia Pastor and activist Michelle C. Thomas. They talk about the impact of the coronavirus, the health disparities between black and other citizens who get the COVID virus, and she gives a great word as we head toward Easter Sunday on America getting back up on the "third day". A must Listen.
April 08, 2020
Tuesday Thoughts: Candid Conversation with Political Strategist Cheri Jacobus on the State of Our Politics 2020
Day #2 of Politics, Pastors and Pundits Week with host Sophia Nelson features former Political Strategists, Spokeswoman, Campaign Consultant, Cheri Jacobus. Ms. Jacobus is the Executive Producer of "American Reads the Mueller Report". She has over 40 years in politics at the highest levels and has run some of the nation's premiere congressional campaigns. Sophia and Cheri have a candid conversation about the impact of the coronavirus on the 2020 Elections, on the unity of politicians, on Trump's leadership, and how women who run for office or who are in media still have so long to go before we achieve parity. A Must Listen.
April 07, 2020
Monday Motivation: America’s Cancel Culture. Time to Cancel our canceling of others.
This week is Holy Week. Host Sophia Nelson kicks off our “Pastors & Politics” week with a great word about our obsession with “cancel culture”. Tune in!
April 06, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Coping with Coronavirus when it hits you.
This week host Sophia Nelson talks to us about keeping our faith as we all cope with the coronavirus.
April 04, 2020
Motivation Monday: Protecting Your Mental health During The CoronaVirus Pandemic
This is a must listen to "Motivation Monday" segment. Host Sophia Nelson has a candid and helpful conversation with licensed Therapist Dr. Suzanne Nixon, who is based in Loudoun County, Virginia. Share this podcast with your friends, neighbors and your family. It has great practical tips on self-care and taking care of others during the shut-in, sheltering-in period all of us are facing now all over the world.
March 30, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: A Conversation with Maryland City Councilwoman Roxy Ndebumadu
Today's episode in our Corona Virus Resource Center is a conversation with newly elected Bowie Maryland Councilwoman Roxy Ndebumadu. This is a great update from an elected official on the fronts lines in the DC Metro region which now has over 1100 COVID infections, and a rising death toll daily. Tune in for a great inspirational candid conversation with a rising star in Maryland politics on how to get through what we are going through now as a nation and as citizens of the world.
March 28, 2020
Motivation Monday: AMER-I-CAN. We are Americans. We will get through this.
Today’s Monday Motivation is dedicated to the spirit of America. And the men and women on the frontlines of this Corona Virus fight. We are Americans we will get through this.
March 23, 2020
Thursday Thoughts: How to get through Corona Virus Cabin Fever.
Host Sophia Nelson gives us 10 tips to keep your sanity during the Corona Virus shut in. We will get through this! But you are going to need a strategy.
March 19, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: What Is God Trying to Tell Us with the Global Pandemic Outbreak
In this 2nd episode of the new Saturday Thoughts segment our host Sophia Nelson offers some wonderful insights on what we should take away from this corona virus outbreak as human beings! Great encouragement in a time of great distress!
March 14, 2020
Monday Motivation: Taking Care of Each Other During the Corona Virus Epidemic
On this week's Monday Motivation, host Sophia Nelson talks about how we can support each other during the Corona Virus Pandemic.
March 09, 2020
Saturday Thoughts: Elizabeth Warren, Gender Politics and Angry Black Women.
Welcome to our new Saturday segment which recaps the week in politics. And muses about all things politics, culture, race, health, relationships and religion. Tune in weekly! You are gonna love it!
March 07, 2020
Motivation Monday: Happy Women’s History Month 2020
Our host gives us 5 things we can do in March to bless another woman as we honor and celebrate women’s history month.
March 02, 2020
Who Is Going to Win the Black Vote? Trump, Biden, Sanders or None of the Above?
In this final Black History Month episode, host Sophia Nelson talks about the all important black vote, the South Carolina primary, Joe Biden, Donald Trump and more.
February 29, 2020
Motivation Monday: A Conversation with Captain Treone Larvadain History Maker in Louisiana State Police
Our special black history month feature this week is Captain Treone Larvadain of the State Police of Louisiana. She is the first black woman to head the protective services unit in Louisiana in its 82 year history. Our host Sophia Nelson was in Baton Rouge for a speech last week and had the chance to sit with the new commander at a breakfast meeting and talk history with her. Great listen. (forgive the background noise--they were with a live audience).
February 24, 2020
Motivation Monday with Chair at Large Phyllis J. Randall
This 3rd installment of our Black History Month series features the Chair of the Loudoun County Virginia Board of Supervisors, Phyllis Randall who was re-elected in a landslide in 2019. Randall is the first African American and woman of color elected to this position in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
February 17, 2020
What is the Lincoln Project? Where is the Republican Party Headed? Why the Impeachment of Donald Trump May be Make or Break for the GOP.
In this episode our host Sophia Nelson goes one on one with longtime former Republican strategist Reed Galen. They talk about the launch of the new "Lincoln Project" of which Nelson is a Sr. Advisor as well as why Galen left the GOP, what they want to see happen in 2020, and why the very REPUBLIC may be at stake if the Impeachment of President Trump does not honor the guardrails that the founding fathers put in place in the late 1700's with the US Constitution.
February 14, 2020
New Hampshire Primary Shake-Up: The State of the Democratic Race 2020
Our host Sophia Nelson gives us a Democratic Primary update, post--the New Hampshire primary shake-up. Nelson writes for Politico as a political analyst, she is a USA TODAY Opinion writer, and a Daily Beast Columnist. This is a great overview of where we are in the 2020 Race to be President. Must listen to podcast with one of the best pundits in the business.
February 12, 2020
Motivation Monday: Why We Still Honor Black History Month: Civil Rights Icons & How Americans Can Come Together with Guest Chelle Luper Wilson
In honor of our month long celebration of Black History Month, host Sophia Nelson has a candid and courageous conversation with the daughter of Oklahoma Civil Rights Icon, Clara Luper Wilson, Mrs. Chelle Luper Wilson of Dallas, Texas. Wilson is on the Board of Directors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., she is a historian of issues related to black women and civil rights. They talk about the Gayle King controversy with Snoop Dogg. The future of race relations. And what inspiration we can draw from the life of her amazing mother, the late, Clara Luper.
February 10, 2020
Black History Month 2020
February is Black History Month. Our host Sophia Nelson introduces the month with a Monday Motivation quote from Booker T. Washington.
February 03, 2020
Lessons We Can All Learn from the Life & Death of NBA great Kobe Bryant,
Today’s Monday Motivation is dedicated to the memory of Kobe & Gigi Bryant. Whose life inspired us. Whose death wounded us. Whose legacy calls us to be better!
January 27, 2020
Virginia. Guns. And the MLK DAY 2020 Holiday!
This is a special Monday Motivation in honor of Dr. King. Sophia talks about the intensity of the day and the Virginia Gun Rally. What Dr. King’s Dream means and why we need it now more than ever.
January 20, 2020
Speaker Pelosi to appoint House Managers and send Articles of Impeachment to Senate
In this new episode host Sophia Nelson breaks down where we are on impeachment as the Congress returns from recess.
January 14, 2020
Happy New Year: 10 Things We As Americans Need to STOP in 2020
This is the first episode of season #2 of the podcast. Host Sophia Nelson starts us off with a great checklist of things we can do in our individual lives that will help us to build more unified communities, conversations and dare we say a country! It's a MUST LISTEN.
January 08, 2020
Final Episode of Season 1: Let’s Roar into the Roaring 2020’s.
In the final episode of 2019. Host Sophia Nelson offers some reflections and wisdom on how we need to enter the new decade ahead. Great listen. Happy New Year!
December 30, 2019
America is in a fight for her soul: The Christian Case to Remove Pres. Donald Trump
As we end 2019, host Sophia Nelson discusses the Christianity Today editorial calling for the removal of President Trump and why it matters so much right now!
December 23, 2019
The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States.
Host Sophia Nelson walks us through today’s historic Impeachment Vote in the House of Representatives.
December 18, 2019
Breaking News: For only the 4th time in US History, Articles of Impeachment have been filed.
Host Sophia Nelson breaks down the two articles of impeachment filed by Congress against President Donald J. Trump.
December 10, 2019
Speaker of the House: I have asked the Congress to move forward with Articles of Impeachment
December 5, 2019: Speaker Pelosi informs the nation on the Articles of Impeachment. Host Sophia Nelson breaks it all down for us.
December 05, 2019
Thanksgiving Day in IRAQ: Interview with OIR Spokesman Myles B. Caggins, USARMY in Baghdad.
In this special holiday episode our host Sophia Nelson has a Thanksgiving Day conversation about America’s mission to destroy ISIS. About women in combat. About what our Troops seeding abroad do on thanksgiving day. And more!
November 28, 2019
Nov. 22nd, 1963. Remembering JFK on the 56th anniversary of his Assassination.
Today’s podcast is dedicated to the memory of America’s 35th President. John F. Kennedy.
November 22, 2019
Impeachment Day 4: Remembering Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address 156 years ago.
Today’s episode forecast the 4th day of impeachment hearings and where we find ourselves as a nation deeply divided. Host Sophia Nelson talks about the Gettysburg Address. And why it rings so true to us today.
November 20, 2019
It’s an historic and somber day. Congress undertakes formal impeachment hearings
Host Sophia Nelson walks us through the impeachment hearings process and what it means for America.
November 13, 2019
Reflections of an Army Brat. Veteran’s Day 2019: We Honor Those Who Serve.
Today host Sophia Nelson honors our men and women in the Military. Great reflections from her on service, freedom and America.
November 11, 2019
Republicans and Americans need to learn the lessons of the 2019 Campaign
Host Sophia Nelson breaks down the 2019 campaign and election results. A great motivational and informational podcast on the power of voting, running for office and where we need to go as a nation.
November 07, 2019
Monday Motivation: Will you step into the arena called life and dare to truly live!
Today’s Monday Motivation is an inspirational conversation about the famous Teddy Roosevelt man in the arena quote. Sophia challenges us to reach higher. To live. To serve. And to step into the arena!
November 04, 2019
Let’s Talk About Breast Cancer. And how we “fight” this Disease like a Girl!!!
Today we honor and talk about Breast Cancer and how it impacts American women and men! We talk to 2x Breast Cancer Survivor Tanja Thompson author and foundation CEO.
October 31, 2019
Monday Motivation: Can We The People be Reconciled at such a time as this?
In this week’s Monday Motivation host Sophia Nelson delves into the power of RECONCILIATION. And the booing of President Trump at the Nationals World Series game.
October 28, 2019
Monday Motivation--How Free Should Free Speech be in America?
In this week's Monday Motivation, host Sophia Nelson delves into the hot topic of "free speech" and when does it go too far on our social media networks, in political campaigns and beyond. A great discussion given the debate around Facebook and Elizabeth Warren's campaign.
October 21, 2019
Special Guest Interview: Princeton U. Professor & MSNBC Contributor Eddie Glaude, Jr.
A powerful must listen to podcast for our time. Author, Thought Leader, and Princeton University Professor of African American Studies Eddie Glaude, Jr. and host Sophia Nelson engage in a provocative, candid conversation on the hot topics of the day: The 2020 Democratic Primary, Impeachment and the state of American race relations, economic security and tribal fears. Will we just SURVIVE this dark moment or will we learn our lesson, together, and THRIVE as one United America? Listen and reflect on this 35 minute discussion with two of America's most prolific writers and thinkers.
October 17, 2019
Monday Motivation: 10 Things YOU can do to Help Preserve, Protect & Defend American Democracy
In today's episode, host Sophia Nelson gives us some action items that "we the people" can take to move our democracy forward in challenging and divided times. Great listen on Columbus Day 2019.
October 14, 2019
Monday Motivation: It’s Time for A Courageous Conversation
This episode challenges us as American Citizens in a time of great division embrace the power of conversation at our jobs, in our communities, and in our personal lives. A critical must listen in this day and time.
October 07, 2019
Monday Motivation: How to Protect Yourself & Your Social Media During Impeachment
In this Monday Motivation episode, host Sophia Nelson walks us through the etiquette of impeachment. She gives us some insights on how to avoid partisan fights and rancor at work, as well well as on your social media feeds. She does it in a way that only she can. This is a must listen and must share as America heads into a difficult time.
September 30, 2019
Special Episode: Impeachment. What does it mean? How does it happen? And why it matters now!
In this episode Sophia breaks down in simple terms the issues surrounding President Donald J. Trump and Impeachment. What happened. Who is involved. What is the role of Congress. And when is it proper to impeach a President.
September 25, 2019
A Republic If You Can Keep It: A discussion on why morals matter in our leaders.
Today’s Monday Motivation is a powerful monologue by our host Sophia Nelson on the founding fathers and their belief that our political leaders had to be men of morals, ethics and virtues. A must listen to dialogue. It matters a lot!
September 23, 2019
A Conversation on the intersection of our faith as Americans and race. Bishop Talbert Swan joins us.
This episode is a powerful dialogue for all Americans about the intersection of race and our faith in America. Listen. Learn. Discuss. Bishop Swann is controversial on social media for sure but he is a bold man of faith that tells history like it is. He is a drum major DL for social justice. Listen if you dare.
September 21, 2019
Monday Motivation Special: Interview with Grambling University President Rick Gallot.
On this HBCU Impact Day 2019, Sophia is on the campus of Grambling State University in Ruston Louisiana with her special guest President Rick Gallot. They talk about the importance of HBCUs in 2019, Race relations, Politics and America.
September 16, 2019
Democratic Debate #3: who won and who lost big?!
In this episode Sophia gives her instant analysis as a longtime political pundit and journalist for MSNBC/NBC.
September 13, 2019
Reflections of A 9-11-01 Citizen
In this special memorial episode Sophia Nelson reflects on the day that was 9-11 and what it means to us today 18 years later. Great reflection. Must listen and share.
September 11, 2019
Monday Motivation: Make Time for your Tribe. It’s time to invest in you.
On this week’s September 9, 2019 Monday Motivation podcast host Sophia Nelson gives us 10 tips on how to better connect with your connections. Vibe with your Tribe!
September 09, 2019
My American Journey: I am of Mixed Race. Chances Are that You May be Too.
In this episode Sophia talks about her hot off the presses article for The Daily Beast. She shares her American Journey of mixed race and what it means to have two white men, one a slave owner’s son in her family tree.
September 09, 2019
Monday Motivation Sept 2: What’s your Why on this Labor Day 2019?
In this episode podcast host Sophia Nelson inspires us about living beyond our labors. And understanding the power of work, when coupled with rest. With success. With quality family time. And connection. A must listen message on Labor Day 2019.
September 02, 2019
Our US Military Personnel Deserve Better than this Mr. President!
Host Sophia Nelson delivers a powerful monologue on the President’s decision to change long-standing policy that Children born abroad to American parents serving in the Military or Government, will no longer be considered citizens at birth. They will have to apply for citizenship on behalf of their children by age 18.
August 29, 2019
A House Divided Cannot Stand
In episode 2, Sophia talks about the ideal that is America and the choice we as Americans must make right now to save this Republic from division and apathy. And why the “many” becoming “one” matters so much to our long term stability and preservation of the Nation.
August 26, 2019
The Mueller Report is BACK! Coming to your local TV programming Soon!
Host Sophia Nelson interviews longtime Political Strategist & Pundit Cheri Jacobus. Who has now turned Producer for a one of a kind Hollywood Video Production: A Reading of the Mueller Report made for TV. No commentary. No partisanship. Just reading the report Mr. Mueller sent to Congress. They discuss the project and our politics. A must listen.
August 25, 2019
The New York Times 1619 Project Controversy
In this episode author/Journo Sophia Nelson explores the raging controversy over the NYT Groundbreaking series 1619 Project. Conservatives were angry over the weekend over the focus on American slavery which began in 1619.
August 19, 2019
Let Us Begin: A call to Arms on our Politics and to save our Republic.
This is the first Episode of E Pluribus One Podcast. Author/Journo/TV pundit Sophia Nelson kicks off her show by setting the table with today’s political news around the “Israeli” ban of two Muslim US Congresswomen and more!
August 16, 2019