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SUAVV Sessions: The Podcast

SUAVV Sessions: The Podcast

By Rashod
SUAVV Magazine is a Black Men's lifestyle magazine. Our podcasts feature some of your favorite celebrities, athletes, personalities, and political figures.
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LOST RESORT's VAIRRUN STRICKLAND turns up the heat on MENTAL HEALTH and MORE.

SUAVV Sessions: The Podcast

LOST RESORT's VAIRRUN STRICKLAND turns up the heat on MENTAL HEALTH and MORE.

SUAVV Sessions: The Podcast

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Kandi Burruss: Broadway, Bravo, and the Music Business.
Kandi Burruss joins the SUAVV Studio to talk about her new Broadway venture as a producer of the hit show The Thoughts of a Colored Man. We also talk about her music career as a singer with Xscape and writer, the drama that ensued when Todd Tucker came into the picture, and the vitreal of the sexual assault scandal.
45:27
November 26, 2021
Tahj Mowry: The Humbled Hustler
Tahj Mowry is truly the Smart Guy of Hollywood. Many of us were introduced to him through the character TJ Henderson on Smart Guy. Growing up on video sets with Prince, Michael Jackson, and Mariah Carey would be enough bragging rights for anyone. However when you throw in the numerous acting credits, Peoples Choice Awards, and even being voted People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, the level of humility and sophistication of this lifelong entertainer is remarkable. We were able to connect with Tahj to talk about his most recent project "Welcome Matt" and the devastation of stress and mental health issues in the male community. We also talked about family dynamics, personal life, and that one time he was completely star-struck when Viola Davis Walked by him.
42:10
November 8, 2021
Many Fights... Still Undefeated: Kenny Lewis Talks About his Album and Journey through Gospel Music.
#Gospel #music has been the sounding voice of hope within our communities and around the world for centuries, and "Undefeated" from #StellarAward Nominated gospel group, Kenny Lewis & One Voice, is no exception.  Lewis is an independent #recordingartist and can encourage his listeners to pursue their dreams no matter their adversities. Lewis' newest album 'Undefeated' debuted at No.3 on #Billboard's Gospel Album charts. Kenny Lewis released his first national project in 2000 entitled “The Bridge” on Marxan/Malaco Records which featured the smash hit “Yes”. This project opened doors for him to travel the nation and share the stage with Gospel giants such as Albertina Walker, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, Dorinda Clark- Cole, and Karen Clark-Sheard just to name a few. We were able to sit with Kenny to talk about his journey through music, his family support system, and how he creates songs that change lives.
25:48
September 9, 2021
"NOTHING PREPARES YOU FOR FAME": Jamaican Pop Star OMI (BEST INTERVIEW EVER!!)
#OMI is an amazingly talented #SINGER and #PRODUCER. The #Jamaican star talks to us about humble beginnings, losing his father at a young age, the pressures of fame, and choosing a hit song.
33:35
September 8, 2021
Wiggin Out: Belle Collective's Latrice Rogers
OWN TV's Belle Collective star Latrice Rogers sits with SUAVV Editor-In-Chief Rashod and YouTube Reality TV Commentator DJ Richie Skye to talk about the first season of the Jackson, Mississippi-based show. Discussing her relationship with family, friends, and business, Latrice makes sure that she stays true to who she is while dismissing artificial friendships.
34:39
September 3, 2021
"I Ain't Goin' Nowhere" Monique Samuels talks Real Housewives Of Potomac and life after Reality TV.
Former cast member of The Real Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels joins the SUAVV Couch with us and our friend DJ Richie Skye, to talk about who she is as a mother, what filming for reality television is like, The Fight with Candiace Dillard, her essential oil line Mila Eve Essentials, her new project Bindertime Stories,  and her plans to release more music.
32:15
September 3, 2021
Ink is Art: Caesar and Suzette from Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew cast members Caesar and Suzette join us to speak on their relationship, being entrepreneurs, motivating each other, and the scandalous robbery from the Harlem Tattoo Shop.
28:28
August 12, 2021
Sketch Comedy's New Queen: Skye Townsend joins A Black Lady Sketch Show
Actress Skye Townsend joins us to talk about her new role on A Black Lady Sketch Show, growing up as Robert Townsend's daughter, her struggle with entertainment, and what it means to protect your mental health.
32:48
July 27, 2021
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey-Hill Shares her ONLY REGRET of 11 years of RHOA
Cynthia Bailey- Hill returns to SUAVV to update us on her new Partnership with SEAGRAMS, the Housewives Mashup, Being a newlywed, and how she responded to Noelle coming out.
22:29
July 27, 2021
"SISTAS" Chido Nwokocha Has Arrived and Refuses to Leave.
We're back and choppin' it up with Nigerian-born actor Chido Nwokocha from Tyler Perry's hit cable show SISTAS. We're talking about the new season, how his public reaction has been to his character, and how his life shifted from sports to the big screen.
37:40
June 19, 2021
Getting REAL with RHOA's Ralph Pittman, Jr.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta husband Ralph Pittman, Jr. joins the virtual studio to talk about his upbringing, Life, Fatherhood, and how his life has changed since he and wife Drew Sidora entered the world of reality TV.
36:21
June 19, 2021
I Never Loved Singing: Deborah Joy Winans Interview
Deborah Joy Winans joins SUAVV Magazine to talk about her new film Don't Waste Your Pretty, How working with Lynn Whitfield and Keith David on Greenleaf impacted her career, and what living a BLESSED life means to her.
25:50
June 13, 2021
My Vision and My Lens: Carlton Daniel, Jr. Addresses Racial Issues with New Film, "HOMEGOING".
Generational Wealth, Entrepreneurship, Grief, Sexuality, and Identity are all of the words that can describe "HOMEGOING" Staring Khalil Kain and Malik Shakur. The film revolves around a young man who is in line of owning the family-run funeral home and mortuary that he is currently working at with his father, the owner. However, the son wants something more out of life. Something that he will enjoy rather than feel obligated towards. But, as the old folks say, doctors and morticians are two professions that will always be in demand.
24:29
June 13, 2021
Power to the People: Kinyumba Mutakabbir
Nguvu Kwa Watu(Power to the People) is a one-man monologue short-doc created and starring Kinyumba Mutakabbir. The film creatively expounds upon the plight of black people fighting for justice in America and the 2020 protests. He plans to release this film on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, May 25th, 2020 and donate a portion of the proceeds to nonprofits that help communities divert their younger offenders from prison and reform schools and instead into developmental programs prioritizing the teaching of crafts, trades, and emotional coaching.
48:19
June 13, 2021
SISTAS Star Anthony Dalton talks early STRUGGLES, TRIUMPHS, MASCULINITY, and TYLER PERRY.
Tyler Perry's SISTAS Star Anthony Dalton takes us on a journey through his career with all of the twists and turns that an actor takes when chasing a dream. While being a part of the number 1 cable show, the newish actor can clearly remember the moment when he said this was what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.
46:16
June 7, 2021
PASSING THE MIC with DJ CASSIDY
DJ Cassidy has taken the social media world by storm with his Pass the Mic series. Becoming the "go-to" DJ for celebrities from J-Lo to Oprah and eventually landing in the White House on multiple occasions this DJ is far from done. We wanted to sit with DJ Cassidy and put the mic in his hand.
12:13
June 7, 2021
The Sound of the Police: "The Rookie" Star Titus Makin, Jr.
Titus Makin, Jr., who plays Officer Jackson West on ABC Hit show The Rookie, joins us on the SUAVV Set to talk about what it feels like to play a cop on television during the height of police and community collisions and  Police Brutality. He gives perspectives from the training of the show, the show executives, and some of his castmates.
47:45
May 25, 2021
The Power of 1440 with Tim Timberlake
Tim Timberlake is best known as the lead pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida, an avid sports fan, and a cultural thought leader. His sense of humor, combined with his in-depth Bible teaching, gives the listener and reader the tools to transform their lives from the inside out.   As the son of a preacher, eighteen-year-old Tim Timberlake’s tragic and painful personal story of the sudden loss of his father began his journey toward seeing the benefit and blessing of each day. And not just to get through it, but to exhaust every opportunity of the potential of that day, moment by moment, fulfilling his God-given purpose.   We sat with Tim to talk about his new book, The Power of 1440: MakingThe Most of Every Minute in a Day.
30:03
May 19, 2021
How to Avoid Toxic Relationships: with relationship expert Rainie Howard
We are siting on the SUAVV Couch with award-winning CEO, author, designer, and relationship & lifestyle strategist, Rainie Howard, who has made it her mission to help others evolve through lessons of love, wellness & wealth consciousness. This powerhouse entrepreneur with a master’s in business management and leadership is a #1 Amazon best-selling author, and best known for her wildly popular books Addicted To Pain and You Are Enough. Today we are talking about: How to detox from a toxic relationship, Online dating red flags and how to avoid them, Leaning to compromise without compromising your mental health, How to focus on finding yourself before finding a mate, Restoring faith in love after heartbreak, and Building confidence from the ground up and knowing your self-worth.
50:32
March 26, 2021
Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey talks LIFE, LOVE, and RHOA!
SHOW LESSReal Housewives of Atlanta star CYNTHIA BAILEY joins the SUAVV Studio along with Guest Co-Host RICHIE SKYE from Reality Talk with Richie Skye. We dig into How she Arrived on the SHOW, her Marriage to Peter, Making 50 look GOOD, her Relationship with Leon, Opening up a Wine Cellar, How her MOM Responded to her Wanting to invite her FATHER to the Wedding, and How she feels about her Image as a Reality STAR.
36:51
March 13, 2021
LOST RESORT's VAIRRUN STRICKLAND turns up the heat on MENTAL HEALTH and MORE.
Vairrun Strickland is a firefighter in the Chicago area and a recent cast member on the TBS reality show Lost Resort. The show took everyday people to the rainforest in Costa Rica and gave them the tools to address mental health.
33:46
January 2, 2021
To Heal A Black Man: Christian Price
Christian D. Price is a Master Sergeant in the US Army, entrepreneur, and empowerment speaker who is using his platform to empower and uplift men of color. With over 17 years of service in the military as a First Sergeant and Master Sergeant and now as a serial entrepreneur, Christian is using his experiences to help empower men of color in the areas of mental health, entrepreneurship, and navigating as a black man in today’s society. Too often, healing conversations omit Black Men. In early stages such as childhood, black men are conditioned into “manning up” suppressing feelings which often lead to alarming rates of aggression and anger that carries onto adulthood. Being a black man in today’s society often comes with being demonized, criminalized, and harassed, which leads the narrative of black men carrying anger and doesn’t and won’t heal.
56:40
January 2, 2021
LisaRaye on IYANLA MELTDOWN, MATURITY, FAMILY, & New MOVIE with Publisher/Producer Tressa Smallwood
LisaRaye McCoy and Tressa Smallwood sit on the Virtual SUAVV Couch to discuss the new movie Holiday Heartbreak, being entrepreneurs, and powerful Black Women. LisaRaye touches on her experience with Iyanla, starting a Home Furnishing Company, being a better Mother, and how there is a part 2 of her Iyanla therapy.
32:47
December 24, 2020
TERRELL CARTER on his MOTHER being MOLESTED, FRED HAMMOND Giving Him His First Break, and NEW BOOK
Terrell Carter joins SUAVV Magazine Editor-in-Chief Rashod for this episode of SUAVV Sessions to talk about his childhood, and how he revealed how he is the child created after his mother was raped by a family member. How Fred Hammond was the first person to give him his singing nod. Tyler Perry placing him in a play, and how there is nothing more peaceful than living in your truth, free of the fear of judgment.
27:41
December 10, 2020
Award-Winning Journalist ED GORDON talks The BLACK VOTE, MISGUIDED-CELEBRITIES, and BLACK TRUMP Supporters
"This might be the most important election of a generation. The importance of an energized and knowledgeable voter is essential."-Ed Gordon. We speak to the Black media iconic journalist about what this election means to not only Black America but America as a nation.
16:22
December 3, 2020
JUSTICE IS BLIND-ish. America's Courts JUDGE Kevin Ross EXPLAINS Cop Involved SHOOTING in Movie.
America's Court Host and Judge Kevin Ross talks to us about a new film Blindfire that he is in which addressed a cop involved shooting of a black family. Also discusses the importance of voting and how he became a judge.
23:35
December 3, 2020
HAHN star Angela Robinson talks DEATH THREAT, being HOMELESS, finding SUCCESS, and LGBT+ support.
Angela Robinson stars as the controversial Veronica Harrington on Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots on the OWN Network. While speaking, we talk about his childhood, being crowned Miss FAMU, having her life threatened by a show fan, and how she feels about the new class of actors.
26:00
December 3, 2020
ED GORDON talks about The BLACK VOTE, MISGUIDED-CELEBRITIES, and not understanding BLACK TRUMP SUPPORTERS
"This might be the most important election of a generation. The importance of an energized and knowledgeable voter is essential."-Ed Gordon. We speak to the Black media iconic journalist about what this election means to not only Black America but America as a nation.
16:35
October 30, 2020
The Price of Life: Breonna Taylor, Lebron James, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff
6 months after her killing, the family of Breonna Taylor has been awarded $12 Million from the City of Louisville. Los Angeles County Sheriff retaliates to Lebron James' speaking out about police brutality and police shootings by challenging him to double the reward money for the manhunt of an officers attempted assassination.
19:37
September 18, 2020
The Battle to Ball
We are discussing the NBA Sit out where Kyrie Irving, Dwight Howard, and Avery Bradley will sit out NBA restart in protest to police brutality and racial injustices. Stephen A Smith disagrees and thinks played should go to work and play the game. Kendrick Perkins trashes Kyrie as a bad leader.
31:13
July 6, 2020
Becoming Uncivilized: Traver Boehm
What 28 days self-isolating in complete darkness taught former MMA fighter Traver Boehm. You could call Traver a master isolationist…Author, ex MMA fighter, TEDx speaker, and published author, Traver Boehm undertook a radical social experiment to live 12 months of his life in 2016, as if it was his last year alive. The lessons that he learned while in the dark and in isolation are seemingly appropriate for times like these. Giving some insightful tips and ideas on how to manage long periods of isolation without stimulation and how his lessons in “aloneness” can teach us all how deal with these uncertain times.
59:56
May 16, 2020
Keepin' it Real with Erik Miles
Erik Miles is the founder and CEO of the Erik Miles Group. His passion for the business of real estate and his love for Los Angeles has driven Erik to see $30M in real estate sales in the past four years alone. This success fuels his drive to be one of the highest volume selling agents in Los Angeles while inspiring young people to pursue their dreams regardless of where they come from or the odds stacked against them.
17:32
April 25, 2020
Nika King: Living in her Euphoria
 Transformative actress Nika King mesmerizes audiences with her breakout performance opposite Zendaya and Storm Reid in the highly-viewed HBO series "Euphoria," and executive produced by Drake and written by Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation). Nika stars as Rue (Zendaya) and Gia's (Storm Reid) tough and determined mother 'Leslie' trying to guide her troubled daughters through the dark and twisted perils of love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media. We had the chance to talk to Nika about a bit of her own life, this role, and how she feels about being an activist.
35:57
August 1, 2019