Episode 55: Deciphering The Journey of A Chemical Engineer with Kayla Strong
Episode 55: Today's podcast is entitled Deciphering The Journey of A Chemical Engineer. Our guest for this Thursday is Kayla Strong @its_oh_kay. She is originally from St. Louis, MO. has a Dual Degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering via Xavier University of Louisiana and Tulane University worked in the NASA SHELiB Lab synthesizing solid lithium batteries interned at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Greenbelt interned as a maintenance engineer at DOW interned as a process engineer at Folgers lead multiple positions with the National Society of Black Engineers worked as a BUILD Technician at Xavier University of Louisiana researching solid lithium batteries with a focus on the synthesis of solid polymer electrolytes volunteered with STEM NOLA and Girl Scouts currently an Operations Engineer at Hill's Pet Nutrition (a Colgate subsidiary) Follow us on Instagram @theliberatorspdocast @theliberatorspodcast @theliberatorspodcast #theliberatorspodcast #podcast #podcasting #spotify #gogglecast #iTunes #music #podcastshow #applepodcast #spotifypodcast #xula #entrepreneur #podcastlife #podcastersofinstagram #podcasthost #podcaststudio
January 20, 2022
Episode 54: A Diet for The Best Quality of Life with Danielle Oldfield
Episode 54: Today's podcast is entitled A Diet For the Best Quality of life featuring dietician Danielle Oldfield @danni.health. In this conversation we discuss A Diet For The Best Quality of Life. Our guest is a professional chef through the Christina Martin School of Food has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics works as a registered clinical dietician in hospitals in the private sector is a performance nutritionist for the Sharks Rugby Team in her province has completed a Translational Nutrigenomics course and is currently studying Functional Nutrition Danielle's passion is helping clients get to the underlying root cause of disease and not just treating the symptoms. Follow @theliberatorspodcast Follow @theliberatorspodcast Follow @theliberatorspodcast #theliberatorspodcast #bluezonesdiet #fitness #gym #workout #fitnessmotivation #fit #motivation #bodybuilding #training #health #lifestyle #fitfam #healthylifestyle #sport #gymlife #healthy #instagram #personaltrainer #gymmotivation #muscle #crossfit #fitnessmodel #follow #like #exercise #life #model #bhfyp #southafricanwomen
January 13, 2022
Episode 53: Mindset Needed to Excel in Negative Environments with Jerome Miller
Episode 53: Today's podcast is entitled Mindset Needed to Excel in Negative Environments. Our guest for this Thursday is Jerome Miller @jeromekmiller. Jerome Miller was born in Savannah, GA but now resides in Atlanta, GA. He is a First-Generation College Graduate has an Undergraduate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, majoring in social entrepreneurship with a concentration in Global issues from Georgia State University has a Masters in International Business is the Vice-President of a non-profit organization named Greatest MINDS is a student ambassador at LaunchGSU is an ambassador for Center for Advancement of Students and Alumni is a co-author of Men Magnifying Manhood Giving Hope & Empowerment Volume II is a mentor at the Five Network is a member at TheGatheringSpot is affiliated with the Atlanta Black Chambers Metropolitan Commerce Follow us on Instagram @theliberatorspdocast #theliberatorspodcast #podcast #podcasting #spotify #gogglecast #iTunes #music #podcastshow #applepodcast #spotifypodcast #xula #entrepreneur #podcastlife #podcastersofinstagram #podcasthost #podcaststudio
January 06, 2022
Episode 52: Addressing the Stigma of Suicide within the African-American Community with Catherine Nash
Episode 51: Today's podcast is entitled will focus on the theme Addressing the Stigma of Suicide within the African-American Community. Our guest this Friday is Catherine Nash @caaliforniasoul. Catherine C. Nash was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is currently a 2nd year Clinical Psychology doctoral student (PsyD) at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. At Midwestern she volunteers and holds a liaison position for the school’s multi-disciplinary volunteer/outreach program, H.O.M.E. Catherine also serves as a class representative in student government and is involved in several student organizations, holding two secretarial leadership positions. She is a 2017 Cum Laude graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. While at Xavier she was involved in several student organizations including gospel choir, DSBS peer mentoring program, Nubian Xpressions theatre club, and other community service opportunities. After completing her undergraduate education, she took a gap year to gain more clinical experience. During her gap year she worked as a behavioral health technician with children with autism spectrum disorder. Catherine would also volunteer as a crisis line counselor at the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center. Currently in her PsyD program, as part of her clinical practicum requirements, she is conducting individual and group therapy with the adult SMI (serious mental illness) population. For her dissertation, she is composing a suicide prevention program for African American youth due to the rapid increase of suicidal deaths in the past decade within this population. In Catherine’s free time she enjoys relieving stress through spending quality time with friends and family, cooking, and nail-painting. Her ultimate goal in life is to open up her own private practice that mostly caters to ethnic minorities in underserved communities in hope to help break down mental health stigma and other barriers to mental health care. She also strives to be a role model for young women and leave a mark on this world, just as her late mother did and was to her. If you or someone you know is struggling with a crisis or thoughts our suicide please call the crisis number 18002738255 or text 741741. #theliberatorspodcast #podcast #podcasting #spotify #googlecast #itunes #music #podcastshow #applepodcast #spotifypodcast #xula #entrepreneur #podcastlife #podcastersofinstagram #podcasthost #podcaststudio
October 23, 2020
Episode 51: A Conversation Evaluating The Intersectionality of Music, Education, and Business with Jaquial Durham
Episode 51: This Friday's interview is the 28th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme A Conversation Evaluating The Intersectionality of Music, Education, and Business. Our guest for this Friday is thought leader Jaquial Durham @jaquialdurham. He is the Founder of nonprofit organization “for the love of community... and he’s an executive Crew Member with record label, Heavy Sound Labs (@heavysoundlabs) and Senior Advisor with Cover360ixty (@cover360ixty). Jaquial Durham is cultivating consciousness concerning issues in education, popular culture, and politics. As am entertainment executive, Jaquial’s appreciation for hip-hop is front and center in his work, positioning the art form as a voice that innovatively emphasizes societal issues in a palatable manner to translate into tools of activism and organizing. Born in Clemson, South Carolina, Jaquial holds a bachelor’s degree in African and African American Studies with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Winston-Salem State University. Recently earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from The George Washington University. Currently, he’s in a post-masters program at Georgetown University. Jaquial has successfully hosted his Annual Jaquial & Community Turkey Drive for more than seven years, feeding more than 125 households each year during the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition to the local community, Mr. Durham has navigated international communities to better understand lived experiences. Jaquial immersed himself in Palestinian and Brazilian communities. While in Brazil, Durham studied the inhumane experiences of Afro-Brazilians in the prison system. One particular quote drives his passion: “other people's lives, dreams, values and goals are worth the time and patience." To support his brand and projects visit www.jaquialdurham.com
August 07, 2020
Episode 50: Leading the Initiative for Black Mental Health and Wellness with Licensed Professional Counselor Amber Dee
Episode 50: This Friday's interview is the 27th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme Leading the Initiative for Black Mental Health and Wellness. Our guest for this Friday is Licensed Professional Counselor Amber Dee. She is the founder of Black Female Therapists @blackfemaletherapists. Amber Dee is a licensed professional counselor and Founder of Black Female and Male Therapists. Amber is responsible for spearheading BFT and BMT's best-in-class, most relatable, down-to-earth content. She enjoys bringing her love of marketing into the mental health world to drive innovative methods for breaking the stigma of mental health and wellness for all. Prior to starting BFT and BMT, Amber became an author after writing her first book for young women transitioning to adulthood. She has been featured in numerous articles, remains involved in countless local organizations and currently has a private practice in Atlanta, GA. If you would like to purchase merchandise or utilized her online directory of Black Therapists please visit www.blackfemaletherapists.com.
August 07, 2020
Episode 49: Operating a Black-Owned Champagne Company with Marvina Robinson
Episode 49: This Friday's interview is the 26th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme Operating a Black-Owned Champagne Company. Our guest for this Friday is Marvina Robinson. She is the founder of Stuyvesant Champagne @stuyvesantchampagne. Growing up, Marvina's love affair with champagne began quite humbly as a college student. She and her friends would often pool their limited funds to purchase a bottle of Moet & Chandon, White Star. They frequented a liquor store on Fulton Street and St. James Place within the neighborhood she was raised. They would do the traditional toast, cheers and proudly sip out of their plastic cups. Although this Bottle of Nostalgia was discontinued, it stoked a love for champagne in Marvina’s heart that would burn brightly until this day. M. Robinson desired her own brand of champagne to serve as the private house label for her upcoming champagne bar. In order to achieve that goal, she worked with a vineyard in France to create Stuyvesant Champagne. The first tasting of Stuyvesant Champagne was hosted by Suite 607 located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This was the first official tasting in the United States with invited guests. After receiving great feedback from the carefully selected attendees, she was able to confirm the two selections that would become the primary offering of Stuyvesant Champagne; a Rose and a Grand Reserve Brut. One of M. Robinson's fondest memories of champagne occurred in January of 2019 when she visited the famous Les Deux Magots in Paris, France. She sat outside in the cold, under a heated lamp, chatted with a fellow patron and sipped champagne as they did in the movies. M. Robinson has a zest for life and travels and hopes to bring a taste of home, spice and culture to the Champagne community. She is one of the few African American women owning a Champagne brand. Her love for her hometown, Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NY), inspired the name of her brand, Stuyvesant Champagne. She invites you to raise a glass and toast to the freshness of family and beginnings of a strong and fruitful relationship. If you would like to purchase a bottle of Stuyvesant Champagne please visit www.stuyvesantchampagne.com.
July 10, 2020
Episode 48: Creating Mixed-Media Art to Move Culture Forward with Andrea Mckenzie
Episode 48: This Friday's interview is the 25th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme Creating Mixed-Media Art to Move Culture Forward! Our guest for this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Andrea Mckenzie @andreas.heart. She is the founder of Andrea's heART. Andrea originates from one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world Trinidad and Tobago. Her natural touch for creativity was discovered and developed at an early age due to her family’s active involvement in the world-famous Carnival. She attributes her extraordinary creative ability to her family’s respected creative legacy. The art of painting quickly stroked its way into her identity making her a household name on the island by her mid-twenties. Andrea’s fascination for contrast, textures, fabrics and materials made it’s way into her jaw dropping kaleidoscopic pieces. Our guest uniquely infused glass, feathers, acrylic and other materials on canvas which propelled her into achieving a viable international clientele. Throughout her young career she has already exhibited works in multiple nations including Trinidad and Tobago, and neighboring Caribbean islands, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia , Australia. Her work has also been featured at celebrity auctions such as (DICK GREGORY FOUNDATION) and The Mayors Foyer City Hall, in Atlanta. She is also the winner of the “Black I AM Power, Art and creativity Award” 2019 in Atlanta. Her story has inspired many young women to take ownership of their own creativity. She is now developing a mentorship system where she can assist and guide young women around the globe. She lives by the saying “I believe that every woman has a voice and her voice should never be silenced.” If you would like to support by purchasing original art or prints visit www.andreauniqueart.com
July 03, 2020
Episode 47: Curating A Natural and Clean Product Line That Promotes Global Wellness! with Dr. Tayiana Reed, PharmD, MS
Episode 47: This Friday’s interview is the 24th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝗪𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Dr. Tayiana Reed @tjrouss. She is the founder of The Wellness Apothecary @thewellnessapothecary. After years in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Reed decided to pursue her passion for non-toxic beauty and wellness in March of 2018 and launched The Wellness Apothecary in 2019. As the founder and CEO of The Wellness Apothecary, Dr. Reed is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a wellness expert dedicated to curating affordable, clean, and natural health & beauty products to cultivate a holistic lifestyle. Products are chosen by their ingredients and ability to meet FDA & USDA requirements. Label ingredients must be free of carcinogens, parabens, sulfates, silicone, and talc. Her products are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and eco-friendly. Dr. Reed has dedicated her career to helping patients and clients obtain clinically proficient, cost-effective drug information, and currently works in public health in the DC area as the Chief of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program for the District of Columbia. She is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, where she earned her doctorate in pharmacy, and also holds a Master's of Sciences from the University of Florida in Pharmaceutical Outcomes, and Policy. She has more than 14 years of experience as a licensed pharmacist and has worked in ambulatory care, community, hospital pharmacy, and emergency preparedness. If you would like to support by purchasing her products or receiving a wellness consultation visit www.twapothecary.com #TheLiberatorsPodcast #TheWellnessApothecary @1925society @xula1925 @xulaalumni
May 15, 2020
Episode 46: Creating an Organic Movement Around Yoga and a Plant-Based Lifestyle with Amir Madison Founder of YogiAthlete
Episode 46: This Friday’s interview is the 23th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐠𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭-𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Amir Madison. He is the founder of YogiAthlete @yogiathlete. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Amir developed a strong interest in serving members of his community and educating others on how to sustain a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. Amir received a scholarship to play football, is a former professional arena football player, became a personal trainer, and completed his RYT-200 Hot Yoga Teacher Training as well as his Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, CA. With over six years of experience with working directly with athletes, Amir has found a significant increase in range of motion, improvement in flexibility, increase in speed, prevention of injuries, and overall enhancement in health, wellbeing, and mental awareness when yoga was incorporated into the training. YogiAthlete is a fusion of mind, body, and sport to enhance athletic performance. YogiAthlete provides a holistic and educational experience to athletes, yogis and everyone in between by offering the tools they need on and off the field and into life - all through the gift of yoga. YogiAthlete does not limit training to professional or student athletes - our purpose is to introduce the benefits of yoga, meditation and plant-based eating to communities that need it most. YogiAthlete welcomes all ages and all levels of practice. Our mission is to reshape the social justice issue regarding who gets access to yoga, wellness and healthy, plant-based foods. Therefore, we bring yoga, mindfulness and delicious vegan food to communities that need it most. Our Eat Move Meditate LA events highlight artists, healers and vendors that are local, plant-based, poc-owned, female-owned and/or practicing sustainability. To support visit www.weareyogiathletes.com.
May 01, 2020
Episode 45: Creating Opportunities in the World of Music with Felipe Perrier Jr. also known as DJ FeZeus
Episode 44: This Friday’s interview is the 22th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme Creating Opportunities in the World of Music! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Felipe Perrier Jr. @fezzeus professional know as DJ Fezeus. He is the founder of Jazzland Records. Felipe “FEZUES” Perrier was born in New Orleans, LA. He began his DJ journey at the early age of fifteen. His deep-rooted musical and cultural background compliments his talent of playing music for any crowd presented to him. Originally, he started as a wedding, ceremonial, and high school event DJ. In fact, he was the DJ at his own Jamboree, Homecoming and Prom. He has played Funk, Rock, Country, and Blues and mixed the genres of Hip-Hop, Pop, House, and R&B. He has also dominated in the arena and stadium DJ industry. He has been the sports GameDay arena DJ for colleges such as Xavier, Loyola, Tulane, and LSU. He has also had the privilege of performing at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for The New Orleans Saints and at the Smoothie King Center for the New Orleans Pelicans. He is well traveled as he has performed at festival and corporate events in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Atlanta such as The French Quarter Festivals, BET Experience, and the Essence Music Festival. . He has also worked with very influential artist such as Tank and the Bangas. He is a veteran of the Army, studied Chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana, and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He works with developing artists, writes and produces music, hosts his own DJ Vlog on social media, and strives to create an experience for every individual he encounters. To support his projects or to book him for your next event visit www.fezeus.com Share, rate, favorite, and subscribe to @theliberatorspodcast on your favorite platform!! The Liberators Podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Overcast, Radiopublic, Pocketcast, and Breaker! #TheLiberatorsPodcast #Entrepreneurship #Motivation #FinancialLiteracy #CommunityEmpowerment #GenerationalWealth #Podcasts #Leadership #ByAnyMeans
April 17, 2020
Episode 44: Using Black Aristocratic Art As A Channel For Feminine Expression with Artist Glory Samjolly
Episode 44: This Friday’s interview is the 21th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐔𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐀𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐀𝐬 𝐚 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Glory Samjolly @gloryology Founder of Black Aristocratic Art @blackaristocraticart and Glory Samjolly Art @glorysamjollyart. She is a Feminist and figurative painter. She currently studies at University Arts of London (UAL). Born and raised in London, She assesses British and Feminine identity through popular culture and history, creating iconic narratives through her own portraiture. Her latest series ‘Dear Archives’, stages Black/ Asian British women in colonial settings, and is about assessing how ethnic people feel about being British. Art history is a critical subject for her, because she realized not long ago that Black-British artists find themselves underrepresented, and majorly mis-represented in historical portraiture, a genre she has always had a personal admiration for. That’s why she started @blackaristocratart. The Black Aristocratic art page is her attempt to archive the precious remnants of Black portraiture from different historical eras and educate young people whom are not taught about these African or Black-British figures in art history. Her portrait ‘Her Cheekiness’, which is in the series ‘Dear Archives’ was recently featured in the National Gallery’s ‘Degazine’ Launch on the 9th of March, London, and the zine will be published internationally in other galleries. To support her art visit www.glorysamjollyart.com Share, rate, favorite, and subscribe to @theliberatorspodcast on your favorite platform!! The Liberators Podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Overcast, Radiopublic, Pocketcast, and Breaker! #TheLiberatorsPodcast #Entrepreneurship #Motivation #FinancialLiteracy #CommunityEmpowerment #GenerationalWealth #Podcasts #Leadership #ByAnyMeans
April 10, 2020
Episode 43: The Magnitude of Life Insurance and Financial Literacy in Leaving a Positive Legacy with Devon A. Pruit
This Friday’s interview is the 20th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐜𝐲! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is DeVon A Pruitt @capitalizethev. DeVon is an entrepreneur and financial educator/advocate from Meridian, MS who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. He partners with Capital Choice Financial Group, Healthcare Solutions Team, and Preneed Company of America to offer affordable and practical solutions that achieve that end. This work has led to some stellar achievements for DeVon among them 2019 Top Producer for Life Insurance, Life-All Star Award, and promotion to Regional Marketing Director. DeVon started as a human resource specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture where he oversaw nearly 8400 Federal employees. Following his work with the USDA, he completed a one-year externship as a retention specialist for Meridian Community College (MCC). After this he relocated to Chicago in September 2016, where he began a graduate fellowship at the University of Chicago. It was at U-Chicago that DeVon answered his call to financial services and explored possibilities of the vocation in October 2016. He is an alumnus of Meridian High School and Xavier University of Louisiana. DeVon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science; concentrations in sociology and business; honors in theology. He currently matriculates in the Master of Science program for family financial planning at the University of Alabama. His immediate post-graduate goals are to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC). For more information about how Devon can help you with estate planning, financial planning, and life insurance policies contact him on Instagram: @capitalizethev Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 504.342.0671
April 03, 2020
Episode 42: Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio Between the Real Estate and Beverage Industry with Kalif Alder
This Friday’s interview is the 19th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Kalif Alder @kalifalder. Kalif graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Business & Administration and a concentration in Marketing. At just 24 years of age, he is no stranger to holding leadership positions. In 2019, Kalif launched Cash Offer Plus LLC, a small real estate investment firm with 6 full time employees, which he scaled to nearly 6 figures in revenue. After experiencing moderate success in the real estate industry, Kalif recently joined forces with his mother to launch their beverage startup, YÔR INC @yorwater, where they manufacture and sell mineral-enhanced alkaline water. Kalif is a natural producer and performer, in that he specializes in identifying symmetrical relationships in markets where they do not yet exist, thereby creating breakthrough value for his clients and his firm. To purchase Kalif’s Real Estate course visit https://coffee-is-for-closers.teachable.com/p/coffee-is-for-closers For more on his water company visit www.drinkyorwater.com
March 20, 2020
Episode 41: Building a Brand Around Holistic Living with Domonique DeFillo
This Friday’s interview is the 18th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme Building a Brand Around Holistic Living! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Domonique DeFillo @yvungdom. She is the founder Lettia Organics LLC @lettiaorganics. Domonique is a 24 year old Louisiana Native & Founder of Lettia Organics, LLC. She created this organic hair and skin care business at the age of 22 years old, in addition to being a nursing student at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. She plans to graduate and obtain her Bachelors of Science in Nursing this year. At UL, our guest has been involved in many projects and organizations on campus. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc where she has served many roles and committed herself to countless hours of community service. She enjoys blogging through her blog Soulful Endeavor, spending time with her loved ones, exercising, & using her platform as a business woman, nursing student, blogger, and socialite to inspire and empower others to be the best version of themselves so that they can conquer their goals—big and small. Support her by purchasing some of her organic products at www.lettiaorganics.com
March 13, 2020
Episode 40: The Power of Bringing Black Owned Businesses Together with Erica Clark.
This Friday interview is the 17th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐎𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Erica Clark. She is the founder of @isupportbobs. Erica is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and two-time HBCU graduate. She graduated from St. Augustine University with a Bachelors in Sociology and North Carolina A&T University with a Masters in Computer Science with a concentration in cybersecurity. She is the CEO of isupportbobs. isupportbobs is a platform that provides support and brings awareness to Black-owned businesses. It is purposed to encourage established and aspiring entrepreneurs, to become their own boss and expand their brand in an effort to combat unjust employment practices as well as formulating a system and community connecting all things Black. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Our guest also prides herself in being a Black woman in STEM and a published author. For merchandise and upcoming events visit www.iheartbobs.com
March 06, 2020
Episode 39: Teaching Financial Literacy and Investing with Phillip Karaya
This Friday's interview is the 16th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Phillip Karaya @phillip.karaya. He is the founder of Karaya Consulting. Phillip is a Financial Consultant at Karaya Consulting, where Phillip helps educate clients so that they can make the financial plans that fit their current and future lives and businesses. Everything from personal budgeting, increasing personal credit, designing profit models, financial projections, business incorporations and establishing business credit. Phillip is a current MBA candidate at Georgia State while also teaching Business Analysis in the Robinson College of Business at GSU. Outside of school and consulting, Phillip is an avid motivational teacher, not speaker. Phillip believes in providing tools to empower people to create their own path in life rather than giving a galvanizing speech that fades away after a week. Phillip is a sports enthusiast and has enjoyed playing everything from tennis, bowling, ping pong, skating, and his absolute best sport of basketball. During his senior year of college, as captain his team won the intramural basketball tournament amongst all GSU campus’ and he also took home the 3 point contest trophy. To set up a consultation feel free to check out www.karayaconsulting.com or email him at email@example.com. For large events send an email to the company event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. #TheLiberatorsPodcast #KarayaConsulting @blackxintellect
February 28, 2020
Episode 38: How can Data Analytics Help you Solve Your Business Problems with Precious Kingdom
This Friday's interview is the 15th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐬? Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Precious Kingdom. She is the founder and CEO of Buoyant Data LLC @buoyantdataservices. Precious Kingdom Is the Lead Data Scientist and owner of Buoyant Data, a data analytics company for small to mid-sized businesses and non-profits. They help small entities create affordable data strategies to stay competitive in saturated markets. Precious hold 11 years of on-the-job experience as a Data Analyst with a Business Analyst Certification. She is also a current Grad student at Maryland Global Campus studying to complete her master’s Degree in Data Analytics. She also has a bachelor’s Degree in social science from Maryland Global Campus. Her data professional journey began in 2008 when she joined the Air Force as a Maintenance Management Data Analyst. She assisted Air Force managers and executives in life-changing decision making by producing reliable and honest data interpretation using classified government data. She has also worked with small Data Analytics teams at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. Her data skills include SQL, SAS Miner, SSRS Report Writing, Tableau Visualization, and Google Analytics. After working in the government and private sector, she feels fully confident to provide data science and analytic services to modern organizations seeking to use data to their advantage. In the future she plans to train corporations and young black techie’s. For your data science needs please visit www.buoyantdata.com #TheLiberatorsPodcast #BuoyantData
February 21, 2020
Episode 37: What Role Does Authorship Play in Uplifting the Next Generation? with Paige Jones
This Friday's interview is the 14th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐔𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧? Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Paige Jones @rezel1908. She is the co-founder of The Cooperative @heybrowngirls. Paige R. Jones is a native of Memphis, TN, and a graduate of White Station High School. She obtained her bachelor’s of science in biology with a minor in chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana. While at Xavier, Paige served as a Girl Scout troop leader, which won program of the year in 2015, a chemistry tutor, and a liturgical dancer and choreographer. She also served as co-chair of Mobilization At Xavier, the campus community service program, for two years. She was initiated into the Epsilon Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the fall of 2016. She also received a service key at the end of her college career for her service to the community. Paige is currently pursing her Medical Doctorate degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Although Paige is a medical student, she still makes time to serve her community and school by giving health screenings to the general public, mentoring students applying to medical school, and working to increase inclusion in the medical field. Paige is currently a member of the Chi Eta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as assistant advisor of the Edith Irby Jones chapter of the Student National Medical Association. Paige is the Co-Author of “The Brown Girls’ Guide to College” and “The Book Of Success and Scholarship (BOSS)” Workbook. Paige along with her other co-authors formed the CoOperative, LCC, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping minority men and women obtain the tools necessary to exceed in their professional careers. To support the book and initiative visit https://www.gocooperative.com/failure-is-always-an-option/ #TheLiberatorsPodcast #TheCooperative @blackxintellect
February 14, 2020
Episode 36: A Fitness Company Dedicated to Professionals with 1LT Michael W. Moore, Jr, Esq., MBA
This Friday's interview is the 13th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐀 𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐃𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐬. Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is 1LT Michael Moore Jr, Esq., MBA. @kingmikemoore. He is the founder of T.R.I.P. Fit @gettripfit. Michael W. Moore Jr. is currently a commissioned officer in the U.S Army Jag Corps, where he currently practices tax law. Before becoming a licensed attorney in Texas he graduated in the top of his class from Loyola University of New Orleans where he obtained both his Juris Doctorate and Master’s of Business Administration in finance. While there he was the Vice President of the Trial Advocacy Team, Treasurer of the Black Student Law Association, Vice President of the MBA Association, and the Student Bar Association Wellness Representative. Before attending graduate school, he went to Xavier University of Louisiana where he received his Bachelors in Political Science with a double minor in history and theology. At Xavier he was involved in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the President of the Debate team, Pre Law club, and Phi Alpha Delta Pre law fraternity. In January of 2019, he opened up his own fitness business named T.R.I.P Fit. T.R.I.P Fit’s motto is that The Race Isn’t Perfect. Moore takes business professionals who do not have a lot of time on their hands and crafts specialized workouts and diets for them to help them maximize the time they do have. He has worked with clients in California, Texas, Louisiana, and Virginia. He has helped over 20 successful clients transform their lives . He continues to expand his brand and looks forward to working with new people ready to get the physique of their dreams. For training, meals plans , and more visit www.gettripfit.com. @blackxintellect #TheLiberatorsPodcast #gettripfit
February 07, 2020
Episode 34: The Intersection of Personality and Creativity in Starting a Cosmetics Line with Desiray Cooper
This Friday's interview is the 11th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐞. Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Desiray Cooper. She is the founder of D'esir Beauty Cosmetics @_beautybydesir_. She created this company to include a wide spectrum of products from cosmetics to make-up and fashion. Some might describe Desiray as a jack-of-all-trades on a mission. The owner and operator of D’esir Beauty Cosmetics online store, Cooper has several years of expertise in design and merchandising in beauty/fashion as well as culinary arts. Additionally, she has a background in graphic design, makeup artistry, photography, modeling, and fashion design. While she has found she has a knack for each of these areas, makeup and beauty can be counted high on her list of passionate interests. The turning point on her road to success was when life threw a curveball and she was diagnosed with autoimmune diseases after years of having an eating disorder triggered by trying to fit the high demand of being thin in the beauty and fashion industry. She often states “you have no idea what a battle is until you have to fight for strength in your own body.” Constant attacks brought on by food allergies and intolerances led her on a journey to a healthy diet and lifestyle. She was embraced by a community of people with the same issues. Through this experience, and her son’s constant eczema outbreaks, Cooper was inspired to develop her own skincare products that are safe for many people who make a conscious decision to live a lifestyle free of the “extra” many companies choose to put in their products. Since launching D’esir Beauty Cosmetics in 2015, she has expanded to include makeup and lashes. Cooper believes focus and perseverance in your dreams and passions is the key to success. Obstacles will always come; you just have to want it badly enough to keep going when everything tries to get you down. Just get back up and keep going, a tenet she lives out through her journey of healing, and being a mom of a son and daughter, and an entrepreneur. She is currently working on launching her own fashion line and is always looking for ways to improve and grow. Support her any current and future products at www.desircosmetics.com. Please rate, subscribe, and share @theliberatorspodcast on your favorite listening platform. Link in Bio for more information. #theliberatorspodcast #D'esirBeautyCosmetics @blackxintellect
January 24, 2020
Episode 33: The Value of Family Business and Healthy Products with Indigo Gill
This Wednesday's interview is the 10th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. The theme for our conversation was 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬! Our guest this Wednesday on @theliberatorspodcast is Indigo Gill MS @black_blonde_bleu. She is the co-founder of Blue Agape Essentials @blueagape.essentials. Indigo Gill is a first-year medical student attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. After graduating summa cum laude with honors in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, she earned a master’s of science in nutrition from the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition. Her master’s thesis explored the relationship between delayed meal times, circadian misalignment, and psychosocial and physiological stress. She enjoys motivating others to seek the truth of their potential. This has led her to develop a small business in partnership with her mother, Blue Agape Essentials, that features all-natural beauty products made with essential oils, in order to enhance the self-care regimen of her hard-working clientele. Recently she has co-edited an essential oil recipe book, Let Plants Nourish You, and overall has interests in making nutrition a cornerstone of her future medical practice. Currently, she is interested in obstetrics/gynecology, family medicine, and internal medicine. Support @blueagape.essentials on Instagram and visit ww.etsy.com/shop/BlueAgapeEssentials to shop exclusive Blue Agape products. Please rate, subscribe, and share @theliberatorspodcast on your favorite listening platform. Link in Bio for more information. #theliberatorspodcast #BlueAgapeEssentials @blackxintellect
January 22, 2020
Episode 32: How to Own and Operate a Dental Clinic? with Dr. Femi Fadahunsi
This Friday's interview is the 9th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcast. It will focus on the theme How to Own and Operate a Dental Clinic? Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Dr. Femi Fadahunsi. He is the founder of Wylie Dentistry Company @wyliedenistryco. His dentistry clinic offers a wide range of services such as teeth whitening, veneers, and extractions. Our conversation was centered the importance of ownership ,management, and vision. Dr. Femi Fadahunsi is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to graduate for the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Femi says, "I chose to become a dentist because I, like many others, was self-conscious about my smile. Dentistry was able to improve the way I felt about myself. The impact that had on my confidence, and all parts of my life, was an experience I wanted to share with others. I am grateful when I am able to make a lasting difference in the lives of my patients. Believe it or not, it means just as much to me as it does to my patients when I see them smile with confidence for the first time in many years, or see them free from pain that has been hindering their day-to-day life. Being a dentist is, at the core, about helping others. Whether I am educating patients about oral health, supporting a person as they get past a very real fear of a procedure, or working with a patient to achieve and/or maintain their ideal smile - I know I'm helping. There is nothing more rewarding than that!" Follow @wyliedenistryco on Instagram and visit www.wyliedentistry.com for all of your dental services. #theliberatorspodcast #WylieDenistryCo @blackxintellect @1925society
January 17, 2020
Episode 31: The Journey of Starting a Clothing Empire with Trevin Brown
This Wednesday’s interview is the 8th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Block of podcast. It will focus on The Journey of Starting a Clothing Empire! Our guest this Wednesday on @theliberatorspodcast is Trevin Brown @_teebrown co-founder of GoldMind$ WorldWide and RawwMedia @_rawwmedia. Assumption Parish native Trevin Brown with business partner Cameron Dark, native of Houma, plan to create a legacy through their clothing brand they call GoldMind$ (Gold Minds) Worldwide. The dynamic duo began selling shirts out of their cars and have built an established company with customers as far as Scotland, United Kingdom. Even with international customers, the mission remains the same: to make a difference in their community. The name GoldMind$ is founded on the principle that the mind should be utilized in order to elevate one’s lifestyle and to accumulate not only personal wealth but generational wealth as well. Brown and Dark are both self-motivated individuals but feed off of one another’s grind to push beyond their limits in order to make a stronger impact. One thing for sure, these two young men keep faith first: allowing God to lead them on the path to be an inspiration for others in the community, especially the youth. Outside of GoldMind$, the two individuals both have their hands tied with photography, as well. RawwMedia, the photography brand founded by Brown, and DiddyShotThat, photography founded by Dark, has afforded them the opportunity to connect with a multitude of well-known influencers to motivate the youth and give them positive role models. By making a difference and becoming positive role models, Brown and Dark plan to host events in the community and give back to those in need. The two recently connected with Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center and donated 50% of all proceeds to the center from their newly released October Breast Cancer GoldMind$ clothing products. They intend to organize more events in the community such as motivational occasions for the youth, continue to produce up-scale quality GoldMind$ products and inspire others to not make excuses and make it happen! For merch and information please support at goldmindsworldwide.com and follow @_goldmindswrldwide on Instagram. @theliberatorspodcast #TheLiberatorsPodcast #GoldMind$WorldWide
January 15, 2020
Episode 30: Starting a Visual Media Company with Nathanael Conway
This Friday's interview is the 7th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcast. It will focus on the theme 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲! Our guest this Friday on @theliberatorspodcast is Nathanael Conway Founder of Blue Roll LLC @bluerolltv. Our conversation was centered on his journey and methods use to build a lucrative media company. Nathanael Tyre Conway was born in Jacksonville, Florida, raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, molded in Hammond, Louisiana, and settled for Wilmington, North Carolina. He began his creative journey in elementary school with video editing by screen recording online multiplayer games and producing them into music videos. Through high school and college, he participated in the Wilmington film and music industry by developing relationships with casting directors, performing live music, and engineering audio into original works. Today, he is the owner and creative director of his own content production company, Blue Roll. #theliberatorspodcast #BlueRoll @blackxintellect
January 10, 2020
Episode 29: Helping Businesses Scale Through Marketing and Promo! With Iesha Brown Co-Founder of AI Marketing and Web Design
This Wednesday's interview is the 6th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨! Our guest will share his mindset on making philanthropy an integral part of any business. This Wednesday's guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Iesha Brown. Iesha Brown is currently CEO & Co-Owner of AI Marketing & Web Design @marketingbyai as well as a Applications Sales Executive at Oracle. Iesha is also Certified in Digital Marketing. Before entering into corporate America, she graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelors in Chemistry and minored in Biology. While at Xavier, Iesha was involved in the Chemistry Club as well as tutoring kids ages 5-10 to enhance Reading Comprehension and Math skills. In March of 2019, she launched AI Marketing & Web design with her Co-Owner and long-time, best friend- Alanie Fernandez who is also a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. Together they formed this successful business in hopes of transforming small businesses across the country by developing superior customized websites and individualized marketing strategies. The duo has helped more than 50 small businesses increase revenue, grow their clientele, and compete with multi-million dollar companies. Iesha continues to use her vision and marketing skills to grow and expand AI Marketing as well as teaching small business owners what it takes to start and grow a successful small business. @marketingbyai @theliberatorspodcast @blackxintellect #AIMarketing&WebDesign #TheLiberatorsPodcast Support via marketingbyai.com !
January 08, 2020
Episode 28: : Incorporating Community Empowerment into your Business Model with Mr. Jamin P. Butler of Black Coffee Company
This Friday's interview is the 5th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme Incorporating Community Empowerment into your Business Model! Our guest is a representative of The Black Coffee Company. He will provide his perspective on the impact of making community empowerment a permanent part of your business model. He will also share a very inspiring story on how the business started and the power of group economics. This Friday's guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Mr. Jamin P. Butler, one of the founders of @blkcoffeeco. Black Coffee Company sells the freshest organic coffee beans, merchandise, and supplies which enable them to create resources and opportunities for their communities. They have been able to leverage their collective capital, cultural experiences, and networks to create a self-sustaining enterprise that sells organic fair trade coffee beans, merchandise and apparel. Black Coffee Company directs a percentage of all profits to their educational fund Back Pack Investments LLC. The BPi educational fund provides high impact educational and financial resources for minority youths within the local community. Their core values are financial freedom, entrepreneurship, and community empowerment. Their founders are Mr. Jamin P. Butler, Dr. Leonard E. Lightfoot, Mr. Branden Cole, Mr. Gino J. Jones, and Mr. Christopher Bolden. "Black Coffee" is no ordinary coffee brand, but instead it is a way of life, a mindset, a new cultural phenomenon that has embraced the mentalities of the old and championed the ways of the youth. We invest in people and ideas, that boldly push our society forward, while staying true to the legacy we stand upon. You can support through buying coffee and merchandise at www.TheBlackCoffeeCompany.com. Be sure to share, rate, favorite, and subscribe to The Liberators Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcast, and More! #BlackCoffeeCo #TheLiberatorsPodcast @theliberatorspodcast @blackxintellect
January 03, 2020
Episode 27: Building Dual Businesses with Tonykea Alford MBA
This Friday's interview is the 4th installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcast. It will focus on the theme 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬! Our interviewer will share her perspective on building two different businesses simultaneously. This Friday's guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Tonykea Alford MBA @_tinee. Founder of @danceofalltrades and @revision.writing. Tonykea Alford is a creative dance specialist from Louisiana. She started her dancing career at Dancingly Yours Inc & Jeannie. She has solidified dance as a significant part of her identity. She has been instrumental in choreographing numerous football and basketball halftime performances. She has also assisted aspiring dancers in sharpening their crafts at the Dance Revelations Academy in Independence, LA. In addition, she was an instructor at The Studio Atlanta Dance and Dance 411 in Atlanta, GA where she was responsible for teaching technique, hip-hop, and jazz dance. She has undergone a substantial amount of extensive professional training under the tutelage of world-renowned dancers such as Sean Bankhead, Kiki Ely, Jeremy Green, Jeremey Copeland, Christian Taylor, Bryce Speaker, Aaron James, and Robert Graham. Her company Dance of All Trades (DOAT), is a choreographically centered organization that is strategically designed to instruct and train dancers on a myriad of complex dancing styles. DOAT will ensure that individuals have proper access to quality dance training that is both efficient and effective. The sole mission of DOAT is to use the innovative choreography techniques and principles to equip dancers with the skills necessary to perform any style of dance at a mastery level. Being a Dancer of All Trades essentially means that you are capable of applying the skills from the training to any form of dance in a way that is both unique and creative. Tonykea is also the owner of Re-Vision Writing Services. A company focused on improving resumes and career documents to assist her clients in achieving their desired professional goals. @blackxintellect @theliberatorspodcast #theliberatorspodcast
December 27, 2019
Episode 26: How to Develop a Profitable Brand using Music? with Maya Angelle
This Friday's interview is the 3rd installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcast. It will focus on the theme How to Develop a Profitable Brand Using Music? Our interviewer will share her perspective on creating a lasting and sustainable brand around music. This Friday's guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Maya Angelle @mayaangellemusic Louisiana artist, Maya Angelle, combines classic soul influences with the urban contemporary sounds of today. Born in Jefferson Parish, LA., she was raised by a family of singers and musicians who provided early exposure to gospel music, jazz, and funk, which she would go on to blend with her own influences Lauryn Hill, Fantasia, Nas, and J. Cole. She embodies the originality and rich lyricism that is lacking in some of today’s latest contemporary music. Maya has been said to take her creativity within her music very seriously. She says, “I take my time with my music; it has to be something I feel. When I feel it, I know someone else may equally relate.” A singer/musician since childhood, Maya was active in her church choir before she started making her own music. Her first official EP released in October of 2015 entitled Heart of A Lion, quickly following with the Late Night Sessions EP in May of 2016, both speaking of love and heartbreak. Late 2017, Maya Angelle released her single “The Real Me,” following with her single “Ice Water” in late 2018. In 2019, Maya released three EPs entitled Emotions, Mashed in the Covers, and ART. Her unique sound, that has been said to be incomparable with other artists, has established a fan base who seems to describe her as knowing how to “connect her thoughts through her lyrics and still make them original.” Some have even stated that “She has a deeper vibe than what’s being put out right now”. When asked to choose one word to describe herself, Maya Angelle says that “lyrical” would fit best.
December 20, 2019
Episode 25: How to Attach a Cause to Your Brand? with Marloes Booker Jr.
This Wednesday's interview is the 2nd installment in the Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme How to Attach a Cause to your Brand? Our guest will share his mindset on making philanthropy an integral part of any business. This Wednesday's guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Marloes Booker Jr. Marloes is a dual degree electrical engineering major at Louisiana State University and a Physics major at Xavier University of Louisiana with a minor in mathematics. He has extensive research & internship experiences namely with research conducted at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) and the Harvard Wellman Photomedicine Institute in the summer of 2017 and the Tulane University Biomedical engineering department in the summer of 2018. He is also an involved member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, a Ronald E. McNair scholar, National Society of Black Engineers, and Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honors Society. He is a proud philanthropist and the founder of RedBeansNOLA, which uses proceeds from handmade jewelry sales to feed the homeless community in New Orleans, thereby alleviating hunger in the city. He has currently fed over 2500 people to date. #theliberatorspodcast #redbeansnola
December 18, 2019
Season 2: Episode 24 Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy
Season 2 was created with the intention to enhance the financial intelligence of Liberators globally! You will hear from artists, business owners, doctors, dentists, fitness coaches, financial advisors, and fashion designers! We look forward to building conversation around these topics! #TheLiberatorsPodcast #Entrepreneurship #FinancialLiteracy @theliberatorspodcast @blackxintellect
December 14, 2019
Episode 23: Pursuing and Securing Your Dreams with Rache'l Oatis
This Friday’s interview is the 22nd installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬! Our interviewer will share her perspective on the grind and mentality it takes to secure dreams! This Friday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Rache’l C. Oatis @ratedrachelco. Rachel C. Oatis is determined to equip and educate the next generation of leaders in rural communities that are similar to her hometown of Louisiana. She aspires to fix the educational achievement gap in the South through corporate social responsibility. In her senior year of high school, she created the St. James Parish Youth Commission, an organization committed to bridging the gap between local elected officials and young people in her community. Oatis completed her undergraduate studies at Spelman College with a B.A. in Political Science in May 2018. While at Spelman, Oatis was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, attended American University for a domestic exchange experience, and worked heavily with campus leaders in the Office of Religious life to give leadership to campus-wide religious and spiritual programs. She has held positions at the Washington National Cathedral, the District Office of Congressman John Lewis and Congressional Office of Congressman Cedric Richmond, and student researcher with the Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law. Currently, Oatis is an HBCU Fellow pursuing a M.S. degree in Nonprofit Management at Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and is expected to complete her studies in December 2019. At Columbia University, she has served as the host and one of the Curation Officers of the 2019 TEDxColumbiaUniversity, led her academic program during the graduation processional as a Commencement Student Marshal, and was the recipient of the Bill Campbell leadership Award for SPS. Oatis is a godmother and enjoys conducting oral history interviews, shopping for eyewear, and spending time with her family. #theliberatorspodcast @blackxintellect
November 08, 2019
Episode 22: Faith Beyond Uncertainty with Asia Satchell
This Wednesday’s interview is the 21st installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐔𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐲! Our interviewer will share her story in how to believe despite adversity and obstacles. This Wednesday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Asia Satchell @alwaysasiaboo. Asia Satchell was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She attended Xavier University of Louisiana for college where she majored in Biology Pre-Medicine. She graduated Cum Laude Honors with a Bachelors of Science in 2017. While at Xavier, Asia was a part of the Liturgical Dance team for four years, the president of the Biology Club for two years, and served as the Community Service Chair for Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After graduating from Xavier, she completed a Postbaccalaureate program at UC Davis. Upon completion of this program, Asia worked as an academic advisor at College Track, a non profit organization geared towards getting underserved high school students into college. She then worked as a Flight Attendant for a major commercial airline where she was able to travel the world before proceeding to medical school. She currently a first-year medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine and a recipient of the National Health Scholars Corps Scholarship. She aspires to work as a primary care physician in underserved neighborhoods, and also has a special interests in global health. #theliberatorspodcast @blackxintellect
November 06, 2019
Episode 21: The Significance of Leadership with Bryan V. Redmond
This Friday’s interview is the 20th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme The Significance of Leadership! Our interviewer will share his understanding and perspective on attributes needed to develop holistically as a leader. This Friday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Bryan V. Redmond @bryvinred. Bryan Redmond is a second year M.D. PhD candidate at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He aims to complete his PhD in Neuroscience and continue researching techniques to improve visual recovery in acute and chronic stroke patients. He currently serves as the Northeastern Medical Student Representative for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association and an executive board member of University of Rochester’s Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN), Diagnostic Radiology Interest Group (DRIG), and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) medical student organizations. Mr. Redmond is a 2018 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with double minors in Chemistry and Biology. Humbly, he has served as XULA’s Student Government Association President, an “HBCU All-Star” through The White House’s Initiative on HBCUs, and four terms of AmeriCorps service at BRIDGES, Inc. Additionally, Bryan is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Born in Memphis, TN, Bryan is a walking testament to the city’s motto “grit and grind”. He enjoys going to the gym, discovering *vibe-y* music, and spending quality time with his family. #theliberatorspodcast
November 01, 2019
Episode 20: How to Balance Pleasure and Priorities with Alayna Freeman
This Friday’s interview is the 19th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬? Our interviewer will share her understanding and methods on balancing different facets of life. This Friday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Alayna Freeman @versatileintellect_ Alayna Freeman is a 2017 Cum Laude graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Minor in Biology. She is currently a Doctor of Medicine Candidate at the Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. She has served in numerous leadership roles, namely as The Student Government Association Vice President, The USU Student National Medical Association President, DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Healthy Lifestyles Co-Chair, and the USU Hotspotting Team. She had achieved many milestones and awards for her academic and extracurricular endeavors such as an American Physiological Society Published Author, XULA Board of Trustees Scholar, Rousseve Scholar, 2015 White House Initiative HBCU All Star Student, 2016 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Miss Louisiana, a Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force, and a 2017 Brigadier General J.B. Cobb Leadership Excellence Award.
October 11, 2019
Episode 19: The Effect of Mentorship on Learning with Brittany X
This Friday’s interview is the 18th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will focus on the theme 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠! Our interviewer will share her methods she uses to mentor effectively, as well as, the qualities she seeks out in a mentor. This Friday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Brittany X. As a graduate from Xavier University of Louisiana, Brittany has found her purpose in cultivating students of all ages. Graduating at the Top of her class (Magna Cum Laude) has prepared Brittany for great success in the dynamic and demanding field of education. This experience catapulted her interest and work in The Science of Evolutionary Thinking. While at Xavier, she started her journey as the Lead Chemistry Tutor and received the Tutor of the Year Award. Today she now works as a SAT/ACT Tutor and has plans to expand her own tutoring company called TheFaithfulTutor. @theliberatorspodcast @blackxintellect
September 20, 2019
Episode 18: Mental Toughness and Discipline with Jaye Cox
This Friday’s interview is the 17th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞! Our interviewer will share his perspective on different ways to build a stronger mentality and develop consistent positive habits. This Friday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is James Cox Jr. known to many as Jaye. @iam_jayecox James Cox Jr. was born and raised in Hammond, La. He is a 22 year old senior at Langston University, majoring in Physical Health Education and Recreation. At Langston he is a member of the football team, where he is a starting inside linebacker. He was the 2017 Sooner Athletic Conference New Comer of the Year. In addition, to his honors he is a 2x All-Conference Linebacker, and a 2nd team All-Oklahoma Linebacker. His goal for 2020 season is to play in the National Football League.
June 21, 2019
Episode 17: The Basis for Professionalism and Class with Demone Johnson MEd
This Wednesday’s interview is the 16th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬! Our interviewer will share important tools that can be used to build a strong and powerful image. This Wednesdy’s guest is DeMone Johnson. @blackacademic94 Mr. DeMone Johnson was born and raised in Palmetto, Louisiana, a small village in St. Landry Parish. He is the youngest of three boys and a first generation college graduate. DeMone earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana with university honors in 2016. DeMone went on to obtain a Masters of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Secondary Education with special interest in Special Education in 2017. During his time at Xavier, he was very involved in campus life and was a member of several organizations and executive boards. In addition to his academic pursuits, DeMone is also a research scientist, educational consultant, and extremely passionate educator. He has participated as a researcher in a highly coveted HIV/Public Health program at Columbia University in the City of New York: HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies while also performing cancer and infectious disease research at Xavier University. DeMone credits his time at Xavier for reigniting his passion for the educational system. DeMone is in the process of pursuing his educational doctorate in Higher Education Leadership with a future pursuit of his Juris Doctorate. He hopes to use this path of matriculation to change the educational framework from both a policy standpoint as a lawmaker as well as a school system leader. @theliberatorspodcast @blackxintellect
June 12, 2019
Episode 16: The Power of Self-Belief with Kwame Jackson
This Friday’s Interview is the 15th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. This weeks focus is 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟. Our guest will provide principles and ideologies that will help strengthens a person’s belief in themself. This Friday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is Kwame Jackson. @kwamejackson_ Kwame Jackson, a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, is an aspiring scientist, activist and entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. His primary mission is to share information and perspective with the world, to help break down contemporary boarders, beliefs and structures that separate us and help give rise to a world where we live, create, share and evolve together. He currently travels around the country attending conferences related to science, advocacy and business; working to develop knowledge and relationships necessary to achieve his goals. Some of his most recent conferences include The What The Health Cow Con in San Francisco, CA, The Ivy League Future of Food Conference in Philadelphia, PA and The Ultimate Wealth and Achievement Summit in Houston, TX. Kwame has a vlog, blog and podcast where he documents much of his life and is currently working on the first two installments of his docu-series titled, Kwame Jackson | A Story by the Universe. Every year, Kwame compiles all of his vlogs together for a documentary and all of his blogs entries together for a book. This year’s installment is titled, Cosmic Relief, where he describes his current interpretations of existence, human consciousness and society. Kwame is a former neuroscience researcher at UCLA and UCSF, where he studied how our mind influences our body, both positively and negatively. From those experiences, he learned the importance of self-belief and will be sharing his perspective on the topic today. #theliberatorspodcast #blackmen #xula @blackxintellect
June 07, 2019
Episode 15: How to Understand and Affirm Your Purpose? with Cedric Dent Jr.
This Wednesday's interview is the 14th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme: How to Understand and Affirm Your Purpose? Our interviewer will give us an authentic account of how his experiences and upbringing has guided him along his journey to understand his purpose. He also will share how he is currently working towards finding his true purpose, and practices he implements to achieve this goal. Our interviewer for today is Cedric Dent Jr. Cedric Dent Jr is a senior at Southeastern Louisiana University and is pursuing a degree in Social Work. Cedric was born and raised in New Orleans. Cedric has been actively involved on campus. He was a 2016 Orientation leader, 2016 Lions Connected Mentor, and 2016 NAACP member, 2017-2018 President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., - Kappa Nu Chapter, 2017-2018 Vice Chair of Student Government Association, and 2017-2018 Coordinator of Project P.U.L.L. He currently serves as a member of Order of Omega, Coordinator of Project P.U.L.L Program, Student Government Association Chief of Staff and was recently crowned the 2018-2019 Southeastern Louisiana University Homecoming King in October. He has also earned either the Dean’s list or President’s list since enrolled at Southeastern. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family & friends, listening to Jay-Z, and giving back to the community.
June 05, 2019
Episode 14: The Value of Charisma and Humor with William C. Jones V
This Friday’s Interview is the 13th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. This weeks focus is 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐦𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐨𝐫. Our guest will provide tips and principles that help boost self-confidence, which is vital to improving charisma. This Friday’s guest on @theliberatorspodcast is William C. Jones V. @livmsvnko William C. Jones, V born & raised in New Orleans, LA is actively working towards his bachelor degree. In addition to his academic pursuits he has learned many lessons from life, which he documents via music production. He is set to release his debut EP this summer. He is very proud of the mission trip in which he traveled to Haiti to mentor youth and assist in rebuilding efforts from the earthquake. Recently, he has secured a job position with State Farm, which led him to later secure his current position at the headquarters office in Richardson, TX. William has a myriad of many talents but above all shine his gift of charisma and humor which he has used to his advantage to be successful in life. #theliberatorspodcast #blackmen #xula #tulane #statefarm @blackxintellect
May 31, 2019
Episode 13: The Effect of Applying the Love Languages to Yourself with Jessica Hawkins
This Wednesday's Interview is the 12th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. This weeks focus is The Effect of Applying the Love Languages to Yourself. Our guest will guide us through the process of understanding love, and applying that energy to our lives. She eloquently expresses her concepts using a great deal of transparency and honesty about some of the trials that she has overcome in her life. This Wednesday's guest is Jessica Hawkins. Jessica Hawkins is a Relationship Coach, workshop facilitator, and aspiring author known for her relationship blog Beyond Unrequited Love. Her blog focuses on re-building, re-pairing, and re-storing broken relationships. Her most recent blogs topics span from self-love to forgiveness. She is a compliance specialist for Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services Inc., in Elizabeth, NJ. At Bridgeway Jessica ensures that the company maintains their accreditation and licensure. She does so by conducting internal audits, in which she was been successful in achieving a 98% compliance goal in her agency. Later this year Jessica is expecting to become certified in Healthcare Compliance. Jessica is an African-American communicator and thought leader. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications of Arts and Sciences. While at Penn State she served as board member for the student union. She also served as the Student Government Association President for the university. She prides herself on being a loving daughter, sister, and girlfriend. In her free time away from her busy schedule she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and crocheting.
May 29, 2019
Episode 12: The Art of Consistent Joy and Happiness with Jasmine Merlette
This Wednesday's interview is the 11th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. This week’s theme is The Art of Consistent Joy and Happiness. Our guest will describe how she uses gratefulness, energy, and faith to exude constant joy and happiness. She elaborates on the ways that she channels her experiences into positive energy. This Wednesday’s guest is Jasmine Merlette. Jasmine is a first-year teacher at Sun Valley Elementary School, where she instructs her scholars in third grade curriculum. She is a recent graduate of the illustrious institution, Xavier University of Louisiana, where she studied psychology with an English minor, receiving honors in both. Also, while at Xavier, she was involved in many organizations, including the Peer Dean Association, Xavier Activities Board, Homecoming and Springfest committees, and the Psychology club. Jasmine was honored to serve her university as the 80th Miss Xavier University of Louisiana, where she was featured in Ebony Magazine as a Top 10 HBCU Campus Queen. Jasmine is a lover of life and people, and wants to make the world a place where all children, especially black children, feel comfortable in their skin, especially in academic settings.
May 24, 2019
Episode 11: How to Maintain a State of Peace & Gratitude? With Deja Washington
This Wednesday's interview is the 10th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme: How to Maintain a State of Peace & Gratitude? Our interviewer will give us a personal look into how she creates and works toward a peaceful state. She will also share her perspective on how important it is to express gratitude regardless of whether the circumstances are good or bad. This Wednesday's guest is Deja Washington. Deja is a high school math teacher. She is an alumnus of Xavier University of Louisiana where she majored in mathematics with a minor in biology. She has conducted studies on vulnerable populations and their health social outcomes . Her interest of understanding the human experience through the mind, body and spirit have become her life’s work. She is beginning her journey to self-healing in order to encourage and promote self-sustainability and healing in others.
May 22, 2019
Episode 10: The Role that Character and Integrity Plays in Achievement with Donald Sewell Jr. Esq.
This Friday's interview is the 9th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme: The Role that Character and Integrity Plays in Achievement. Our interviewer will share a great wealth of wisdom on the pillars of integrity and character. This Friday's guest is Donald Sewell Jr. JD Donald Sewell Jr. was born in Virginia Beach, VA., where he and his younger sister were raised by their mother, who made it a constant point to remind them to "make something worth something of [themselves]." While they were not required to embark upon career paths in the most prestigious of fields, they were expected to attain a level of self-sufficiency and know-how in their field of choice. Donald initially had aspirations to enter the medical field to become an anesthesiologist; with this in mind, he focused on a way to achieve it. Foreseeing difficulties for a single mother to pay for two children to go to college, Donald got involved with JROTC in high school, catapulting him to ROTC in college. A month after graduating high school, he met with a Military Recruiter who informed him of a three and a half year ROTC Scholarship available at Xavier University of Louisiana. Donald had never heard of the University but knew it presented him the best chance of paying for most of his college expenses, as the schools he had been accepted to were still significantly costly despite his having been offered scholarships. So, Donald applied to Xavier, packed up everything and went to New Orleans on a hope that he would receive the scholarship; which he did, starting the Spring of 2011. Donald began Xavier in the Fall of 2010 majoring in Biology; the dream of going to medical school still burning strong. As he matriculated through his freshman and sophomore years, he became aware of his waning interest turned waxing obligation to be a part of the medical field. He viewed this change in mentality as a detriment to his chances of going to medical school. So in his junior year, in an attempt to diversify himself as a medical school applicant, he changed his major to English with a double minor in Biology and Chemistry. However, his interest in expression and the written word took control the remaining year at Xavier; for Donald graduated and was commissioned as an Army Officer in May and began attending Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law in the Fall of 2014. He graduated from Loyola in May of 2017, five months after becoming a Transportation Company Commander, which is his current occupation while studying to pass the Bar. Donald plans on becoming a patent lawyer but remains open to opportunities for further professional development, both expected and unexpected, as he never tries to close any open door providing the potential for growth.
May 17, 2019
Episode 9: How Vital is Resilience to Achieve Greatness? With Dr. Jairus Smith
This Wednesday's interview is the 8th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts. It will center on the theme: How Vital is Resilience to Achieve Greatness? Our interviewer will share real life experiences and obstacles he had to overcome to build resilience and grit. He also, will explain how he used these trials to progress to where he is in life. This Wednesday's guest is Dr. Jairus Smith. Dr. Jairus Smith is a PharmD graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. Jairus is from Franklin, LA where he was raised by his mother in a single parent household along with his older brother. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs it was instilled in him at a young age the importance of working hard for what you want. He credits his attitude and character to being cultivated in a small town. While attending undergrad at Xavier, Jairus became a member of Project E.A.T., an all male initiative to keep retention rates of male students at Xavier higher after each semester. During his time in pharmacy school, he became an Rx peer, member of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association where he served as the Chronic Kidney Disease chair and another year as the Remember the Ribbon chair, a Spring 16' initiate of Delta Eta Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc, and a Fall 16' initiate of the Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Upon his arrival to Xavier, Jairus had nothing handed to him, but through his work ethic and faith in God, the path was paved for him to be where he is now.
May 15, 2019
Episode 8: The Need for Humility and Strength with Veronica Miles
This Friday's interview is the 7th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts and will focus on the topic: The Need for Humility and Strength. This dialogue will go in depth with our guest to understand why humility and strength is vital toward mental stability and patience. This Friday's Guest is Veronica Miles Veronica Miles, born and raised in Amarillo, TX earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana in May 2017. Since then, Veronica has been gaining relevant experience in the health care industry as a Medical Scribe in the Emergency Department at BSA Health System, and most recently as a Clinical Allergy Specialist at Panhandle Pediatrics, both in Amarillo. Currently Veronica is actively preparing to successfully complete the MCAT upon which she will apply to medical school for the Fall of 2020. She ultimately aspires to use her medical degree to treat and educate patients, women specifically, on the importance of nutrition, and conduct research concerning Endometriosis. In her spare time, Veronica enjoys cooking new plant-based meals, traveling with her boyfriend, reading, fellowshipping with family & friends, and serving her community. Veronica is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she was initiated into the Amarillo Alumnae Chapter in Spring of 2018.
May 10, 2019
Episode 7: The Necessity of Passion and Drive with Alésha Smith
This Wednesday's interview is the 6th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts and will focus on the topic: The Necessity of Passion and Drive. This dialogue will go in depth with our guest to evaluate the aspects of our lives that call for passion and drive. This Wednesday's guest is Alésha Smith. Alésha Smith is a proud HBCU alum (Xavier University Of Louisiana) , spoken word artist, athlete, and activist. After college, she decided not to pursue a professional basketball career overseas and instead followed her passion for social justice. She moved to Brooklyn,NY and currently works in the nonprofit sector. In the fall, she will continue her academic career at New York University (NYU) as an incoming student in the Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy program. Whether it’s through athletics, writing, or activism she consistently displays her passion for empowering under resourced communities and providing opportunities for young people of color.
May 08, 2019
Episode 6: Visualizing a Long-Term Plan for Your Life with David Nathan MS
This Friday's Topic is the 5th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts and will focus on the topic: Visualizing a Long-Term Plan for Your Life. This dialogue will go in depth with our interview to understand the great value in being able to see beyond the short-term and form habits that foster success in the long-term picture. This Friday's Guest is David Nathan MS. David is a first generation American born Ghanaian American. On both his maternal and paternal sides, he is among the first generation to be born in the United States of America. David born in Oklahoma but raised in Mobile, AL where he played football starting from the age of six and soccer since the age of four. David enjoys working out, running, writing poetry, writing songs, and is a writing and recording artist. Growing up in a single parent home in the southern Alabama, David knows and has experienced the institutionally biased realities and hostile racial climate minorities are exposed to in America. David graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2016 earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry and conducted research on Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia via KIF5A point mutations. KIF5A is a neuronal kinesin which is a molecular motor protein that is responsible for carrying cellular cargo such as mitochondria or other cell organelles. David earned his Masters in Biomedical Science from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in 2018. He has an interest in substance abuse prevention and preventive medicine and his thesis for his master is titled: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES EXACERBATE WESTERN DIET INDUCED HEPATIC STEATOSIS: ROLE OF CYP450 FAMILY OF PROTEINS AND ALTERED LIPID METABOLISM. David presented the work from his thesis at the 2019 Western Medical Research Conference in Carmel, CA in January of 2019 and received the subspecialty award in Endocrinology. David aspires to become a physician and help fight health disparities everywhere. Since a young age, David has always had an interest in the biological sciences since starting elementary school. His interest stems from his perspective of seeing intelligent design in coding (DNA/RNA), form (proteins/cells/tissue), and function (organs/organ systems/organism) that point toward a highly intelligent creator. David plans to continue to refine and use all his talents to help, serve, and enlighten others for a lifetime.
May 03, 2019
Episode 5: Taking Responsibility and Control of Your Life with Christopher Vicks
This Wednesday's topic is the 4th installment in the Self-Construction Block of podcasts and will focus on the topic: Taking Responsibility and Control of Your Life. This dialogue will go in depth with our interviewer to understand why taking responsibility and control of your life is of extreme importance in one's life. This Wednesday's guest is Christopher Vicks. Christopher Vicks is a native of New Orleans born in 1990. He is an alumni of St. Augustine High School class of 2008 and graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2013 with a business management degree. He currently works in office of Advancement at the University of North Texas. In addition, to his role at North Texas he is currently studying to become a CPA and is working toward opening a firm in the South where he will be able to offer financial services to those who may not be able to afford it while educating the public on financial literacy and its importance especially in the African American community.
May 01, 2019
Episode 4: How to Mentally Maneuver through the Rigorous Demands of Medical School with Nkemdi Agwaramgbo
This friday's topic is the third installment in the Self-Construction block of podcasts and will be center on the topic: How to Mentally Maneuver through the Rigorous Demands of Medical School. This dialogue will go in depth with our interviewer to understand many of the challenges of medical school as well as skills and tips on how students can overcome these obstacles and be successful. This Friday's guest is Nkemdi Agwaramgbo Nkemdi Agwaramgbo is a second year medical candidate at The University of South Alabama medical school. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Biology minoring in Chemistry. Upon completion of his degree he received an honors in Biology, Chemistry, English, and Theology. Also while at Xavier he was involved in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, served as an academic project coordinator for project E.A.T, and as the 2016-2017 Mr. Xavier. Currently, he serves as the Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Committee and as a member of the bioethics club for the University of South Alabama medical school.
April 26, 2019
Episode 3: The Importance and Relevance of Spirituality in Success with Charlene Sathi
This week's topic is the second installment in the Self-Construction block of podcasts and will be centered on The Importance and Relevance of Spirituality in Success. This dialogue will share information and tips on the impact of spirituality on one's journey towards success. This week's guest is Charlene Sathi Charlene was born and raised in Toronto, Canada where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Human Biology: Health & Disease, and her second major was in Bioethics. Upon completion of her undergraduate, Charlene moved to New York where she attended Columbia University, in pursuit of a Master of Science in Bioethics. Currently, Charlene works at Columbia University Irving Medical Center as a Clinical Research Coordinator.
April 24, 2019
Episode 2: Setting an Attainable & Actionable Plan with Dr. Chandler Schexnayder
This week's topic focuses on the Self-Construction block of podcast will be centered on Setting an Attainable & Actionable plan. This dialogue will share experiences, information, and tips on how to develop and follow through on a plan aimed on success! This week's guest is Dr. Chandler Schexnayder Chandler David Schexnayder is a 2017 graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana's Doctor of Pharmacy program. Dr. Schexnayder's honors upon graduation included Summa Cum Laude, Bowl of Hygeia Award (highest pharmacy honor), St. Katherine Drexel Award (highest Xavier honor), and many other academic and leadership accolades. During Chandler's time at Xavier, he was heavily involved in the Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Eta Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Orientation Committee, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, and the Confucius Institute. Some of Dr. Schexnayder's highlights at XULA included co-founding a black male organization called Project E.A.T. and leading the Xavier SNPhA chapter as President to win National Chapter of the Year. In 2018, Dr. Schexnayder completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas; he is currently a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at this institution. After residency, he plans to become a Board-Certified Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, community service planner, and renowned author. Chandler's words to live by are Evaluate, Attack, Triumph - E.A.T.
April 19, 2019
Pilot: Episode 1
This episode describes the mission and purpose of The Liberators Podcast. In fact, the liberators podcast is designed to promote content that emphasizes the value and importance of physical, psychological, spiritual, and financial freedom. Free Yourself! Enjoy!
March 08, 2019