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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!