6 HBCU Alums walk into a record store...
Yeah right, it's the COVID-19 era, and were all quarantined, BUT this IS the conversation we would have had IF we were allowed to congregate and talk about our musical and pop-culture influences.
How do the characters entertainers play impact the potential outcomes of their careers?
We explore the power of fiction in this episode, with 6 people who really love Hip-Hop and who really love Black culture.
In this episode:
Dr. Maurice Dolberry - Educator
Tracey Lee - Hip Hop Artist
Ali Muhammad - OSCAR Nominated Filmmaker
Eric Roberson - GRAMMY Nominated Singer Songwriter
Lance Williams - Fiction aficionado
References: (These are all great watches individually)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road to the Riches
Black Thought - Black Thought’s Favorite Verse: Kool G Rap’s “Road to the Riches”
Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Larry David - On playing Larry David | Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kenya Barris - #BLACKAF
Tags: #HipHop #Fiction KoolGRap #JayZ #Raekwon #BlackAF #Blackish
Like many of you, I've been tuned into the news and reading daily on the science concerning, and impact of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.
As a result, I feel like I'm pretty well informed, but in this conversation with Dr. Wilson I definitely learned a lot more. I highly recommend setting aside the half hour to absorb. You'll find it fun and informative, and it may change the way you see this thing.
Guest: Dr. Brad Wilson, PhD is a geneticist, and self-described investigator, dedicated to the elimination of health disparities which disproportionately affect underserved populations. "My research interests include the genetics of cancer disparities including breast and prostate, mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its co-morbidites, and pharmacogenomics."
Co-Host: Dr. Maurice Dolberry, PhD - Multicultural Education
"I conduct research and report on it in ways that not only reach, but include people at the grassroots level as well. Public scholarship challenges the idea that there are “researchers” and “subjects”, and the former do experiments on the latter. As a public scholar, I work with people who need my help and together we design ways to test, analyze, and report what we learn. Everyone is equally invested and represented, and the results are useful to everyone, rather than stashed away in the Ivory Tower… in a journal no one reads… in language no one understands!"
The conversation in this episode has ALREADY BEEN hugely hugely helpful to couples looking to conceive a child.
One in six couples will have difficulty achieving pregnancy. Knowing this, I asked my Howard University classmate, Brad WIlson, to educate me on key topics including:
Fertility wellness testing
PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
IVF - In vitro Fertilization, and more.
Of course you know we'll get into visions of the future, with a little sci-fi in there as well.
Dr. Brad Wilson, PhD is a geneticist, and self-described investigator, dedicated to the elimination of health disparities which disproportionately affect underserved populations. "My research interests include the genetics of cancer disparities including breast and prostate, mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its co-morbidites, and pharmacogenomics."
Dr. Maurice Dolberry, PhD co-hosts.
#TheBlackFuturist #fertility #howardalumni #genetics #IVF #PCOS
During this COVID-19 pandemic, the African-American community is suffering disproportionately high mortality rates.
Simply stated, that means Black people are unequally contracting and dying from this virus.
The reasons are various, but include the fact that Black Americans have less access to health care, and live with a higher occurrence of the underlying conditions which compound the impact of the respiratory ailments presented with COVID-19.
This episode addresses the issues and helps us frame action items for our families next steps.
Today we're joined by:
Dr. Jorielle Houston, MD
Dr. Maurice Dolberry, PhD
We'll be updating this resource frequently - https://Alumniroundup.com/healthy-living
If you're a fan of Trek you're aware of the term EMH.
It stands for Emergency Medical Hologram, and in simple terms, it's a computer generated image of a physician that appears on demand with all the medical knowledge and skill an ailing young star fleet cadet would need.
In Rodenberry's 24th century imagining, these holograms are common place on starships. In the 2020 context, are we seeing the expansion of telemedicine as the future of medicing?
I asked Dr. Ericka Goodwin to join the conversation today.
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Dr. Ericka Goodwin is a double board-certified psychiatrist, as well as a bestselling author, speaker, and integrative lifestyle coach. Her latest book is Fix Your Fairytale: A Woman’s Guide to a Great Life, Love, and Legacy. She is also a co-author of Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities, How Amari Learned To Love School Again: A Story About ADHD, and Thinking About Quitting Medicine, Vol. 1. She is passionate about improving mental wellness, making people feel loved, cared for, and seen. Along with serving as the president of Global Health Psychiatry, LLC, and working as a traveling psychiatrist, Dr. Ericka also mentors and volunteers as faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Websites: DoctorEricka.com and www.ButterfliesGroup.co
Social Media: @DoctorEricka
#telemed #telehealth #mentalhealth #SciFi #StarTrek
Dr. Maurice Dolberry, earned his PhD in multicultural education at the University of Washington.
At the time of this recording, the world is facing the global pandemic, schools are closed and parents are at a minimum conducting distance learning activities at home. Many parents, like myself, are outright teaching at home.
Mo believes he's got strategies we'll all find helpful teaching these kiiids ;)
Take a listen, and if you've got questions for him, leave a message using the link below.
We're joined in this episode by science fiction author Ted Cummings.
Ted's book Slumber was born of his curiosity around what the state of Black people in America would be in the absence of Jim Crow, systemic racist policies, and 2nd class citizenship. What would THAT world look like? He'd need a mechanism to intersect and impact reality to create this new timeline.
His choice? A debilitating, fast moving virus...
Do you see why I asked him on the show?
Let's play this out
SLUMBER is a Black science fiction novel that takes place in post-apocalyptic America. It is a dystopian tale in which a mutated virus devastates America. Millions become infected and succumb to the virus. As a result, the country is in chaos. The remaining population must now decide how and if it can survive in the face of many obstacles and many enemies.
Order a copy - https://www.sleepersbooks.com/
Podcast Bonus -
This segment starts with the pre-show conversation between me my friend, singer/songwriter/producer Eric Roberson. A short snippet of this conversation was published as a promo to the podcast episode, but this segment didn't make the show edit.
Many people requested the segment on religion, which started out as just a mention of a previous episode with Rev. Dr. Charles Boyer of Bethel A.M.E. Woodbury.
Additionally, I called my friend Pastor Matthew Watley of Kingdom Fellowship A.M.E. Church, to get his thoughts.
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Based on what we see happening today, via technology, culture, etc, what are the future trends we'll see in the music business?
How has the information age impacted the industry?
I invited my good friend Eric Roberson in for the disussion.
His website - https://ericrobersonmusic.com/
Join his behind the scenes army, "The Process." - https://patreon.com/ericroberson
He's recently made available a download of a live show - ERRO Live - UK
Also mentioned in the episode:
Sy Smith - Find her music and tour info here - http://sysmith.com/
The Legendary Roots Crew - Here's their Youtube
Will Smith #BigWillForPresident
Ice Cube - re Boyz 'n the Hood and Friday
Earl Sweatshirt, Lil Yachty, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Pop Smoke
Kanye West - re Sunday Service
Lady Gaga, Billy Eilish
Digital Underground - re Virtual reality ala Sex Packets
Jazzy Jeff - re Playlist Retreat
Janay Smith is a serial entrepreneur.
Trained as a mechanical engineer (Howard), a product designer (Stanford), and an attorney who has worked in each career path, is now enjoying building her skills as a stand up comedian.
Sounds like a mid-life crisis right? Look closer.
This is a story about creating the conditions that allows us to follow our curiosities.
This is a story about freedom.
Take a listen.
J. Smiles Comedy - https://www.jsmilescomedy.com/
National Museum of African American History and Culture - https://nmaahc.si.edu/
Howard University - https://home.howard.edu/
Stanford Product Design - https://me.stanford.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/majors/bachelor-product-design
"I'd like to see a brother from Cleveland, in every episode [of Star Trek.]"
I felt the need to elaborate on this comment from episode 1 so with the help of Dr. Maurice Dolberry (multicultural education, STEM, cosplay) we'll set out to answer the question "how do we define Black culture?"
That makes for fun discussion.
Additionally, Star Trek, Picard has developed over the 4 episodes since our previous discussion. We've been introduced to the main cast of characters including a Black, human protagonist Raffi, played by Michelle Hurd (SVU).
What is Black Culture, and will it survive the passing of time, or will it be washed away or homogenized?
Rev. Dr. Charles Boyer
Salvation and Social Justice - https://sandsj.org/our-team
Bethel AME Church Woodbury - https://bethelwoodburyame.org/home
Pre-Trial Services - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretrial_services_programs
An issue to watch - http://m.richmondfreepress.com/news/2018/aug/16/aclu-calls-prohibition-marijuana-smell-warrantless/?page=2
Pre-podcast episode number 2 follows up on the recently announced partnership between Lebron James' I Promise School, and Kent State University, providing opportunities for students to go to college, tuition free, and with free room and board for the first year.
It connected in my mind with a conversation I had with my friend and often debate partner, Light Watkins, about the pledge by billionaire Robert F. Smith to pay the student loans of the 2019 graduating class of his alma mater, Morehouse College.
What are the pros and cons and the future impact of free education on the university level?
Here's our discussion...
Guest: Light Watkins - http://www.lightwatkins.com/
For more information:
Robert Smith - https://www.forbes.com/profile/robert-f-smith/#4da881a92236
Morehouse College - https://www.morehouse.edu/
Lebron James' I Promise School - https://ipromiseschool.akronschools.com/
Kent State + I Promise School - https://www.kent.edu/kent/news/success/kent-state-welcomes-i-promise-students-free-tuition-room-and-board
Bryndan Moore with guest host Dr. Maurice Dolberry.
Pictured in the episode art, our homeboy Shawn Andrews with Seth McFarlane from the set of The Orville.
Dolberry makes a reference to an old joke in the first 2 minutes - Robin Harris' Piccolo Player