We conclude our chat with Sharon Maas, author of the novel "Of Marriageable Age" which explores the relationships between Blacks and Indians in the Caribbean. in this episode Sharon shares her upbringing and what led her to writing the book and we also discuss the blending and separation of Blacks and Indians currently. Share your thoughts with us once you've listened!
The Burbies Black History month episodes are a celebration of Caribbean culture . On Podcast now...a chat with Sharon Maas, Guyanese born novelist of “of Marriageable Age”. Sharon shares her very unique and global upbringing which inspired her to write her books about the Indian / Hindu culture in Guyana.
We also have a deep discussion about Indians and Africans in the Caribbean, our differences, our blending and the future of our diaspora.
Thank you to our guest Burbie Neela Ramjattan for sharing her story and giving us a lens on Indo-Guyanese-American families. Check our Part 1 of our chat and share your thoughts!
In this episode we chat with Plastic Surgeon Dr KerryAnn Mitchell of John Hopkins Hospital, Born in Jamaica & educated in the states, Dr. Mitchell gave great tips on how to improve our Mommy bodies with cost-effective surgery options. So many eye-opening gems to learn if you've considered a nip/tuck. We really enjoyed chatting with Dr Mitchell and look forward to your feedback and comments
Part 2 of our chat about the relevance of representation for Black children. Psychiatrist and creator of findblacksanta.com Jihan Woods and BET.com Entertainment Editor and Journalist Jerry L. Barrow go deeper into the importance of positive images as the social climate in America continues to divide communities.
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This podcast chat about Black Children and representation had so many gems that we had to share this in 2 parts.
Psychiatrist and creator of findblacksanta.com Jihan Woods along with BET.com Entertainment Editor and Journalist Jerry L. Barrow share their thoughts on raising Black children with a sense of identity in a world where representation is still unbalanced.
Ghanaian Brit, Simone Bresi Ando joins us to give us the The real behind Ancestral readings. Find out how her West African roots and her gift of spiritual insight can give us a deep look into our past and send us on a journey of clarity and healing. Check out our latest chat with Simone and for more information on how you can get read, find Simone! @simonepossible.
For our first Live show we enjoyed a quick curry chicken meal with 2 amazing wine pairings from our special guests Peggy and Laura of the UrbanBooz Podcast!
Check out part 1 here and share your comments.
Building wealth for families starts with us and should be instilled in our kids so they can begin having a healthy relationship with money early on. Kara Stevens aka The Frugal Feminista joins us for this very important chat and shares how our her Antiguan and Trinidadian roots played a role in her relationship with money. Hear from Kara about how we can start having discussions with our kids about money and spending to help move them forward in life financially positive.
Our latest episode is Moderated by our very own Renee and welcomes special guest Arkel Cox. This ones all about entrepreneurship and money. Renee shares her transition from corporate America to real estate investing and how she was able to maintain financially. Arkel shares her transition into becoming an entrepreneur, owning IHOP franchises in Brooklyn and dealing with the loss of her business partner and husband. Lots of West Indian mommy wisdom shared on this episode.
We had the best chat in early Summer with two educators, Alison and Aida. Both Women have been teaching for over 15 years and share with us their advice on how we get our kids through the summer break with reading and academic stimulation. We also chatted about the new lockdown policies in school, how they raise their kids with our Caribbean values vs. how our parents raised us. It was a fun conversation where we learned and laughed a lot. I'm thinking the excitement of summer was what had us all turned up! And we'd love to hear your feedback and comments!!
In part 2 of our chat with Athena Shack we learn about her journey of healing and overcoming her journey from almost losing her life, losing her husband from suicide, and finding herself in financial strife and a young son to care for. her story is an inspiration to many women and we get the best advice from Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown on what to expect when we're going through the difficult process of healing. Please check out part 2 of this very deep, enriching episode of TeaNTawk.
We're halfway through Summer and where has the time gone? This episode continues our chat with Charnaie Gordon from Here Wee Read. In this Check out her top picks newly released books for children. Share your thoughts and feedback with us! at Blacks in the Burbs.
Can you imagine having everything you wanted in life and on 1 day it all changes in the most tragic of situations? We typically think it cannot happen to us if we do this... or that... Our guest for this weeks episode tshares her story and it gives you a lens on how life can change in an instant. This is the first chat we've had about such a serious topic. Tragedy affects us all in so many ways and how to deal with is personal. So for this we invited Dr. Melissa Robinson-Brown PHD to join our chat and help guide us through this discussion. Check out Athena's story in Part 1 as Dr. Mel weighs in.
Ava Duvernay's new netflix miniseries "When they See Us" has sparked many emotions in Black America. In this episode we chat about the case and what it meant to us as Mothers of Black children. We also shared our stories of what it was like growing up during the decade that jailed more African American men than any other in our country and how the Caribbean community viewed the case then... vs. now.
We welcome guest Charnaie Gordon from Here Wee Read to discuss the importance of reading and we all share tips and thoughts on black kids, Caribbean moms and reading. Check out Part 1 for Charnaie's insight on the best ways to engage your children in reading.
The Burbies chat about....The All in the Family and Jeffersons live remakes, Minister gets arrested for selling his congregation $500 tickets to heaven, Aretha Franklin's newly discovered will, and much more....
The first hot weekend of the summer met us with the perfect topic and guest! Chip Fu of the FuSchnickens joined our chat from his family Cookout to share with us his insight on how music and mathmetics directly correlate. Growing up in Caribbean homes you're surrounded with a vast amount of music and instruments from drums, steelpans, horns, strings to simple sounds like my dad beating his gold rings against his beer bottles to make amazing sounds that i loved hearing as a child.... All of this makes music a special topic for us and we discussed how to keep the art and legacy of music going with the next generation. Chip gave us gems and made us laugh in the process. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!!!
Caribbean Women love a good Wukkout! And for this episode we talked about just that with our guest, Krista Martins, Founder and creator of Wukkout! an aerobic technique that incorporates Caribbean dance moves mixed with new and classic soca music that keeps us moving with authenticity! Krista shared with us us tips on how to wukkout at home or in the gym in soca style. Also, she recently launched an online Wukkout service for Moms to enjoy and excercise at home called Wukkout! On Demand. SPECIAL OFFER!!! TNT listeners will receive 25% off the monthly subscription price. Just enter BURBIEDOLL25 at checkout to receive the discount!
Learn more and sign up at wukkout.com, @wukkout on instagram and facebook.com/wukkout. Thank you Krista!
We celebrate Motherhood with our favorite Caribbean Moms, OUR Moms... this episode made us laugh, cry and learn. We all have a story rich in the journey of our migration, education and Fearing.. God and Mommy. Please enjoy this special episode as we did.
When that good life catches up with us, rarely are we prepared. This week the Burbies discuss the challenging of balancing life and staying fit. Our guest Beauty and Fitness Influencer, Jenell B. Stewart joins the Burbies as we share our challenges and receive tips from Jenell for creating a healthy lifestyle and looking good from head to toe!
When that good life catches up with us, rarely are we prepared. This week the Burbies discuss the challenging of balancing life and staying fit. Our guest Beauty and Fitness Influencer, Jenell B. Stewart joins the Burbies as we share our challenges and receive tips from Jenell for creating a healthy lifestyle and looking good from head to toe! Part 1 is hot topics: John Singleton, Marriage and Dishwashing and more!!
Ever thought about writing and self publishing your own book? Our guest on this episode did just that. Mom of 2 and Erotic novelist Tania Marie joins the Burbies on this episode and shares her story. Added plus... she reads an excerpt from her book, Dickmatized! Take a listen and find out about how she balanced motherhood, a career and writing her book!
The always funny, ever informative OBGYN Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald aka Dr. Every Woman joins the Burbies tonight. Dr. Wendy and shares info, tips and advice on how to successfully make your way through the big M. Check out this episode and find out how West Indian women discuss intimate topics like menstruation and menopause with their daughters. You are sure to laugh!
The Burbies chat about hot topics and Girl Scout Cookie life: Jussie is cleared of all charges.
and the ladies give their own Burbie Theories about Omari's sneaky BeyKiss and Elevator Gate.
This week the jokes kept us laughing for days!! check it out and let us know your thoughts!
This weeks TeaNTawk is all about hot topics. Find out how West Indian American moms feel about Wendy Williams and her current situation. We also chat about Shaq and his new apointment to the board of Papa Johns and Buju's removal of his controversial song out of his music catalog. Hear it from the gyals!
VH1s TK Trinidad joins the Burbies and special friends to talk about this years Carnival season. She shares with us her role on VH1 and her experiences working the pop culture news scene with her unique background and style.
This episode we sip wine with special friends who share the highlights at this years Trinidad Carnival.
Joined by friends from the past we discuss how to raise our children with an appreciation for Caribbean music.
International Women's Month we celebrate with the Resident TeaNTawkers and our special Guest Nana Eyeson, Founder & President of African Health Now. Wife. Mom. Social entrepreneur, advocate for primary healthcare for Women, and children on the African continent.
Nana shares her journey towards working on the charity she started, growing up of Ghanaian heritage in America and also breaking down the social bridges between our girls and those in Africa.
An amazing conversation about building awareness in our daughters.
Black History Month is too short, so we did a BHM takeover the first week of March to chat with Grenadian-American Rondel Holder, CEO of Soul Society 101. Rondel has recently received acclaim for taking a journey with his Ancestry DNA results to the countries of his origin. On this episode of TeaNTawk Rondel shares the special experiences on his trips to Benin and Togo and also gives us insight on how to give our children the gift of learning their roots and culture beyond our Caribbean ancestry. Check out this very insightful chat with Rondel.