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By BJ Murphy
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The Creative Genius of Matthew Knowles
He’s a Music Executive, Public Speaker, Best Selling Author, Professor, Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur who just received his doctorate degree, CEO of Music World Entertainment and the father of the world’s biggest pop star of our time Beyoncé and daughter Solange. All of Mathew’s speaking engagements have been canceled for the rest of the year. This is a huge loss for his company Music World Entertainment since most of his revenue comes from these speaking appearances. Mr. Knowles generates awareness about COVID-19 & the importance of social distancing with new PSA video that he produced thru his label Music World Entertainment: Mathew Knowles is best known for managing Destiny’s Child and grooming his daughters Beyoncé and Solange to mega stardom from his indie label Music World Entertainment. 2020 was supposed to be the year of Destiny’s Child’s return but things have now changed due to COVID19. Mathew was planning to produce Survivor: Destiny’s Child The Musical based on the girl group that he famously created & managed. The show was originally scheduled to premiere in their hometown in Houston Texas later in the year followed by a premiere in London and then Broadway but they has all been pushed back til 2021 Mathew’s latest book was released earlier in the year called Destiny’s Child The Untold Story followed by Girls Tyme Unreleased Album. The book is avail now for purchase on and album on Amazon. Mathew was diagnosed with Stage ONE Breast Cancer back in July. He discovered a tiny red dot on his white t-shirt and thought it was nothing but it appeared again which led him to get tested for the BRCA gene. Mathew had a mastectomy and is currently Cancer-Free but is considering to get another mastectomy on his second breast. Mathew decided to go public about his diagnosis to help save lives since most men would never think to get tested for Breast Cancer. Early detection is so important and has saved his life. Mathew is now happily remarried to former model Gena Avery & has a wonderful relationship with his ex-wife Tina & two daughters and prefers to just be “dad” and “granddaddy” these days. DESTINY’S CHILD MUSIC VIDEO: DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION AT COACHELLA: WEBSITE:
August 18, 2020
Melba Moore on her career, racism & the NFL Playing Lift Every Voice
The NFL Will Play 'Lift Every Voice And Sing' Before Each Season-Opener Game. The song known as the Black national anthem will play at the start of every season opener game, coming before "The Star Spangled Banner. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson, and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson in 1899. It was first performed in 1900 at a segregated school in Florida by a group of children commemorating the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. Subsequent landmark performances in the intervening decades include those by Kim Weston in 1972, Melba Moore in 1990, Gladys Knight and BeBe Winans in 2012 and Beyoncé in 2018. In addition to her Tony Award, Moore's music career brought additional accolades. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1971 for 'Best New Artist'. Her 1975 second album, Peach Melba, saw her get a Grammy nomination. In 1976, she earned another Grammy nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female for the song "Lean on Me",.[19] Moore was also nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal in 1986 for "Read My Lips". Moore is also the 2012 Recipient of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Theatre Legend Award. Moore was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame on October 4, 2015, in Detroit. Moore received the prestigious 2015 Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award during the Artists Music Guild's 2015 AMG Heritage Awards broadcast held on November 14, 2015, in North Carolina.[20] Ms. Moore stars in the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" to great acclaim in the sold-out run.
July 21, 2020
Byron Galloway Owner Steam Bros LLC Steam Master’s
Byron Galloway's story I needed a part-time job for extra income because my wife and I were expecting our second child.  So, I started helping  a friend who had cleaned carpet for years and we end up starting a company together.  The partnership was short lived and  I soon started my own business ( Elite Carpet Cleaning) with a portable machine and an Astro van. The  business soon started to grow and require me to buy new equipment . During that time my older brother stepped in and helped me acquire a new to me van with a machine in it. That was the beginning of Steam Bros LLC . He continue to help me for 4 years before stepping away from business. I continued to grow the business through quality service and fair pricing. Fast forward a year and half later I acquired Steam Master’s from close friend. Now we service the Triad and Charlotte and some parts of South Carolina. I am a young black entrepreneur that is working to building generational wealth for my family. I want to be an example to  other entrepreneurs and dreamers who are striving to start a business. It is a lot of hard work and sacrifices but it can be done with the right mindset and the right people in your corner. Byron Galloway Owner Steam Bros LLC Steam Master’s PH: 336-265-7174 PH: 980-277-4465 Byron Galloway Owner Steam Bros LLC Steam Master’s
July 15, 2020
Tashauna Richardson from being Homeless to $50K in 84 days
Tashauna Richardson: Focusing on the future of her six children, this Single Mom looked failure in the eye, took a step back, then reintroduced herself as a Mega Success Story. Grief, is just a part of her story. Tashauna’s message of perseverance is going to be the one to change your mindset. Website: Article in communiqué Magazine pages 67-69 YouTube Channel: From Food Stamps to $50K in 80 days: Book:
July 13, 2020
St. Lemoor, A talented Rapper fighting for his People
As we navigate this CoronaVirus Pandemic, the world has had to press pause and examine the purpose of our living. LeMoor started this quest pre-pandemic by examining the interconnectivity of tribalism, racism, colonialism and capitalism. The catalyst for doing so is a focus on the “evolution of man” and his return to godliness. As we shift to that which is truly relevant through introspection, we begin our return to our culture, customs and the essence of why we exist which enhances our ability to positively impact our community. Lemoor’s Latest Visual: Lemoor’s Latest Song : Lemoor’s Website:
July 12, 2020
Rashida Moore Independent singer song writer
Rashida Moore is a prolific songwriter with over 30 years working at her craft. She loves real songs, real music and real people. Rashida's songs are about life, love and possiblity. In her spare time, other than creating musical works of art she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, organic gardening and shopping. Rashida Z was born to write songs! Born into a family of singers and musicians, songwriting  is imbedded in her DNA. Bringing bold and heartfelt truth in her lyrics, Rashida Z's goal is to make you feel and reflect on love and life. A Washington DC native now residing in Charlotte NC.
July 1, 2020
Jokia has a fresh new sound for Christian Contemporary Music
The music that Jokia writes and sings is true, genuine worship music. When people hear her music, they instantly feel the intense joy of worship that she felt throughout her faith. Believing every word with all of her heart, it's hard not to walk away from a Jokia song without feeling the love and grace of Jesus Christ.  Jokia has brought a fresh new sound to Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) today. In a relatively short amount of time, she has invited listeners to engage in worship in a way that few other artists can. She has a gift for singing and songwriting, and is determined to share it with as many people as possible. Born and raised in California, Jokia fell in love with music at the mere age of 12. Always in tune with music and its performance, she knew it was her undoubted calling as she began to sing and write songs. Presently 28-years old today, Jokia sits atop a musical career that is a testament to her musical passions and tenacious drive for making it all a reality.  Jokia attended high school in San Diego, California after moving from Compton at a young age. Upon graduation, she went into the Army and served rom 2006 to 2010. Whilst in the Army, Jokia gave her life to Christ. She also joined the Army Soldier show, toured the country and Europe for 8-months, and ordered herself a guitar.  After leaving the Army, Jokia attended her church at Shiloh Worship Center in Belton, Texas and played acoustic guitar for the parish. Her performance abilities began to garner her attention and during this time, Jokia had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of Tasha Cobbs, Jessica Reedy, Casey J, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Brianna "Bri" Babinauex, and Willie Moore Jr. Jokia's music is produced by Tedy P, the same producer behind Kierra Sheard and many other major Christian recording artists in the game today.  She released her very first single, Amen, May 2016 and has recently finished recording her first EP, to be released June 12, 2017. Official Website Facebook Website Video "Yahweh" from Yahweh (Single)
June 29, 2020
Chirs Jasper: The Creator of the Isley Brothers Signature Sound
Jasper is a classically trained musician and composer. The youngest of seven siblings, he started studying classical music at the age of 7 at the suggestion of his mother, Elizabeth. After graduating from high school in Cincinnati, he moved to New York to study music composition at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. He continued his studies at C.W. Post, Long Island University, New York, where he studied with jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in music composition. He subsequently earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Concord University School of Law. The Jasper and Isley families lived in the same apartment complex in Cincinnati. While still living in Cincinnati, Jasper's older sister, Elaine, married Rudolph Isley. His vocal trio formed by the three older brothers, Rudolph, Ronald and O'Kelly, subsequently relocated to Teaneck, New Jersey. While living temporarily in Teaneck with his sister as a young teenager and attending Teaneck High School, Jasper and the two younger Isleys, Marvin and Ernie, formed a band, "The Jazzman Trio" with Jasper on keyboards, Ernie on drums, and Marvin on bass. The band played local gigs in the New Jersey area. Along with Jasper, Marvin and Ernie also attended C.W. Post College in New York. While still in college, Jasper, Ernie, and Marvin toured with the older Isley Brothers and played on the earlier recordings, including "It's Your Thing". Jasper's first of many songs written for the Isley Brothers was "Love Put Me on a Corner" released on the Isleys' Brother, Brother, Brother album in 1972. In 1973, Jasper, Marvin, and Ernie brought the songwriting and musical component to the older Isley Brothers' vocal trio, transitioning the Isley Brothers into a self-produced, self-contained six-member R&B/Funk band. Their debut release during this time was the 3+3 album. Although all six members of the Isley Brothers are credited as songwriters of the music from the 3+3 era, this was a business arrangement and does not reflect the creative reality.Jasper was the primary songwriter, producer, and arranger of The Isley Brothers music from 1973 (3+3) through 1983 (Between the Sheets), with contributions by younger members Ernie and Marvin Isley. Between The Sheets was their final album as a six-member group. Jasper's arrangements, instrumentation, and unique chord structures as a classically trained musician have been credited as the foundation of the legendary "Isley Brothers sound", which Jasper has continued in his own solo recordings.
June 24, 2020
Grow your Business to Six figures with Toy Addington
Toy Addington. Toy is the resource for growing a business. Starting with the approach of eliminating barriers such as stress and a lack of motivation, she has successfully made her mark as an Industry Expert in growing six figure businesses for her clients. What a dynamic mindset to have during such a troubling time when entrepreneurs are having to create new ways to make money in their businesses! Please, Visit her website: Toy Addington, C.E.O. I Can't Coaching "I Can't Let Anything Control My Mind, Mood or Money." FB- Girlie Marie IG- I Cant Coaching
June 19, 2020
Nana Malaya Rucker: Dancer, Songstress, Storyteller, Spoken Word Artist, Director, Choreographer and Teacher
Celebrity Mom Nana Malaya Rucker. Nana Malaya is primarily known internationally as an Actress, Dancer, Songstress, Storyteller, Spoken Word Artist, Director, Choreographer and Teacher. She is the mother of six children, including current “Greenleaf” star, Lamman Rucker who has a leading role as ‘Jacob Greenleaf’. Greenleaf is a TV drama series created by Craig Wright and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television. Nana Malaya no doubt is an influence in her son’s career because she passionately teaches and inspires many children in our nations capital in the field of music, dance and theatre. Nana Malaya Rucker-Oparabea | Facebook Nana Malaya Rucker (@MalayaRucker) | Twitter
June 18, 2020
A Survivor of Child Sex abuse: Author Latisha B. Russell Talks
The Naked Truth!! SPEAKER - AUTHOR - MENTOR  Latisha B. Russell is a recognized speaker inspiring others for the last three years sharing her story of triumph through perseverance. She prides herself on being a voice for the voiceless - the children. Her mission is to inspire others that you can overcome all the obstacles life brings you and achieve anything you set your mind to, as long as you believe in yourself. Latisha speaks from her heart.  Latisha helps organizations speak directly to their audience of children as well as parents about the effects of child sexual abuse and how to communicate better and with more trust. Her speaking on the issue is more to inspire victims that they can overcome their story and rise above to be a successful contributor in life, just as she has done! Book to Speak at your Event:
June 18, 2020
Winning With Type 2 Diabetes GUEST: Author Danielle M. Batiste
Danielle M. Batiste, Author of “Let Go My Glucose: Winning with Type 2 Diabetes”. Looking forward to hearing the show! Book: Website:
June 17, 2020
Black Women there is a nonsurgical solution for Uterine Fibroids!!
Dr. Lipman truly has a unique medical practice. He has helped in the development of a revolutionary medical breakthrough for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. The procedure is called UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization). He performed the first UFE in Georgia almost 25 years ago and despite its long track record of safety and efficacy, most women suffering with fibroids never hear about UFE. UFE is completely nonsurgical and outpatient. The recovery is 5-7 days and patients come home the same day as the procedure with just a bandaid (and their uterus). If you know anyone suffering with fibroids, please have them go to to learn more about UFE. Check out his article in Rolling Out Magazine This information is so important to the African-American community. His email is  ( Call their office and make an appointment 770-953-2600 Please let them know you heard this information on The BJ Murphy Report Podcast Dr. John Lipman is a board-certified Interventional Radiologist and renowned authority in the non-surgical treatment of uterine fibroids. He received his Masters and Medical degrees from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1985. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and then did a fellowship in Vascular & Interventional Radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine. He was awarded the highly acclaimed Fellowship status in both American College of Radiology & Society of Interventional Radiology; honors that only ~10% of Radiologists ever achieve in their career. He has delivered over 200 invited lectures to some of the most prestigious medical centers in the country, including Harvard, Morehouse, Vanderbilt, and Yale Medical Centers. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA) and Cobb County Medical Society (CCMS). He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Sharecare: an interactive internet healthcare platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold (the creator of WebMD). He was the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Health Care Hero of the Year, a “Top Docs” in Atlanta from Atlanta magazine, as well as the 2019 Trailblazer Physician of the Year from the Atlanta Medical Association. Dr. Lipman is the Founder & Medical Director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center; a state of the art medical facility that specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of uterine fibroids and has cared for women from throughout the world. He is a Volunteer Physician at Good Samaritan Health Center, a non-profit health care center for those without the means to afford traditional care. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine.
June 11, 2020
Phillip and Melissa Lyde: How to be overcome challenges in a marriage
Phillip and Melissa’s first book, Two Sides of the Same Coin (2017) was their testimony of the challenges over 20 years of marriage; it is also available on Amazon and Kindle. Since the first book, their personal grief also birthed their nonprofit organization, Healing Wings Foundation™, which provides awareness on “Aortic Dissection… while promoting community outreach services… educating and restoring health ‘balances’ within the community.” More information can be found at By their own admission, they have survived bankruptcy, separation, unemployment... you name it, they've probably have gone through it; they continue to coach couples through their personal and spiritual lenses, as they host events centered around marriage, relationships, and the family dynamic. Their backgrounds in the mental health and academic arenas have also shaped their ministry, to provide a much-needed perspective of life as it pertains to scripture and their individual faiths. Phillip and Melissa’s intent for this workbook is to share relatable experiences along with the hope that separation or divorce does not have to be the norm in today’s society. They currently reside in Knightdale, North Carolina, with their four boys and “Nova”, their chihuahua.
June 11, 2020
Julian Mack Toledo Ohio activists demanding justice with 'Police Accountability
Julian Mack is an activist and Founder of Community Solidarity Response Network (CSRN) of Toledo, Ohio. Topics: Activism during the American Crisis on Injustice among Blacks Julian/s Website:
June 9, 2020
Gary Hines Musical Director for Sounds of Blackness
We spoke with Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the 3-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness. Pop, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Ragtime, Classical and Gospel. Gary has recorded, performed, toured, written for and appeared with: Quincy Jones, Jimmy “Jam” Harris & Terry Lewis, Prince, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin,  Elton John,  Johnny Gill, Patti LaBelle, Sting,  Dolly Parton, Danny Glover and Jordin Sparks to name just a few. Gary has performed in every major city in the U.S. and, abroad in Africa, England, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada,  Bermuda, Jamaica, Martinique and The Bahamas - with Sounds of Blackness Gary has also conducted countless Music Workshops, Seminars, Lecture-Demonstrations and Master Classes  across the United States and internationally about the history, impact and evolution of African-American music and culture. Gary has been the recipient of such honors as a Grammy, International Time For Peace Award, Minnesota Music Academy Awards,  Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Citizen Award, Golden Scroll For The Promise of Greatness Award and,  Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his Alma Mater Macalester College, St. Paul. Sounds of Blackness latest CD, "THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS" won a 2012 NAACP Image Award.
June 9, 2020
Ex-Wife of the DC Sniper Mildred Muhammad speaks on Domestic Violence and her new book
Ms. Muhammad is widely known as the Ex-Wife of the DC Sniper, she is coming on your show to discuss her new book, ‘BEING ABUSED WHILE TELEWORKING DURING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC’. COVID-19 has changed the way American business owners operate their businesses. Now that teleworking is a reality, domestic abuse/violence cases are rising. Leaving the home to go to work offered a sense of relief to victims. What will they do now? We had a great discussion on where she is now. Does she get support from the black community? She also reveals some things you have never heard in regards to her struggles. A link to the book is: Her website is Mildred D. Muhammad
June 5, 2020
Monique Howell talks HIV Criminalization and dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic
I was so happy to speak with Monique about this subject. She was very transparent with us about how she came into contact with the virus and how she had to go to court behind HIV. Monique Howell is a native of the greater Charleston, SC area and is a published Author, a Filmmaker, a Public Speaker and an Advocate for the rights of those living with HIV. Monique is transparent and wants to give insight to those living with compromised immune systems during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is a great message for your listening audience because anyone can read up on the topic but to hear it first hand is good. Monique is not a medial professional but will share her story and valuable tips that make sense – not only to those living with HIV- but to anyone trying to stay healthy. Her Email
June 5, 2020
Domestic Violence Knows No Boundaries -Guest: Dr. Carine Ferreira
Dr. Ferreira is an Author, Speaker, Business Owner and Mrs. Mauritius Globe. Mauritius Is off the coast of Southeast Africa. As beautiful as it sounds, it does not prevent the ugly head of domestic violence from arising there and Dr. Ferreira (not so proudly) wears one more title: Victim of Domestic Violence and Abuse. Clearly, if you are a Queen or a Teacher or a Mathematician, Domestic Violence does not care, it hurts so many women, men and children. View this video of Dr. Ferreira Visit this website of Dr. Ferreira’s Business The republic of Mauritius provides information about Domestic Violence on its portal The news outlets are reporting a rise in Domestic Violence cases during the pandemic, we need to talk about this. NBC NY Times
May 29, 2020
Melvin and C. NaTasha Richburg discuss the keys to a healthy marriage of nearly 40 years together
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin and C. NaTasha Richburg will discuss there nearly 40 years of marriage on the show.  With the number of domestic cases on the rise and the extra amount of tension brewing in many households while on the shelter in place order, it is refreshing to have them as Guests on the show to deliver light, loving and true discussion about a healthy marriage relationship! Melvin and his loving wife are serious examples of what love looks and feels like. Their book, ‘People Ask…: What is the Secret of our 36 Year Marriage?’ is a very good read and an ideal read for couples that are sitting home to read while they have some time on their hands! They also have a Documentary on Amazon Prime titled “A Conversation with The Richburgs”. Take a look:
May 27, 2020
THE CHURCH'S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 Crisis: Pastor Cheryl Jones-Ross
Pastor Cheryl Jones-Ross, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native and Senior Pastor and Founder of Greater Hope Restoration Ministries.  She is also the Editor in Chief of Heels Gospel Magazine. Pastor Cheryl comes to share her view of the church’s response to this global pandemic of COVID-19.. Website:
May 27, 2020
Rebuilding After Divorce: Author Samantha Jackson went through divorce twice and found Love
Samantha Jackson is a life coach national speaker and author of several books including the (Woman Cheater)and her latest book “Raw and Real. She says that women must stop cheating themselves and find the relationship that they want… After going through divorce 2 times, she has found the love of her life and she is married and happy again .On this episode we go through many questions on learning how to uncouple and having a resilient mindset when living through a divorce Email her
May 24, 2020
Parents should deposit income tax checks to fund childrens future
Darshaun McAway is an excellent resource to address the topic of literary art with a focus of books for children.  I took a clip from our interview about using your income tax check to fund your childrens future. His books are featured in WalMart and he is excited to talk about the importance of children’s books, especially during a time like this when stay at home children need quality content to read! Looking forward to hearing the show, this is Darshaun’s website
May 17, 2020