THE VANGUARD

THE VANGUARD

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By THE VANGUARD
a podcast dedicated to exploring education, entrepreneurship & policy as it pertains to black communities across the globe. In thoughtfully deconstructing these issues we map out results driven action plans.

we plan to expand this podcast into a docuseries & community building event series -- you can contribute to this through our ko-fi crowdfund campaign or on this podcast channel!
ko-fi.com/thevanguard

email us for questions, comments & topics!
for all other inquiries & to view our individual works visit:
odemipessu.com
chukwudinwamba.com
Available on 7 platforms
episode vi: creation > competition
Our sixth episode explores the importance of prioritizing your creation of something meaningful over competition with people around you. We talk about what success means to us and how we manifest positive vibes in our lives. Hope you enjoy! send us your thoughts and inquiries via dm or to thevanguardvoices@gmail.com audio excerpt: Trust Your Struggle | Zain Asher| TedxEuston music credit: Kanye West, 070 Shake, John Legend, Kid Cudi cover photography: Odemi Pessu Thank you for listening!
25:18
April 18, 2019
thoughts on life | vision
thoughts on life is an episode series within The Vanguard where we will provide our individual reflections on life and the nuanced ways we experience this world. this series will be an ongoing outlet for us to combine varying forms of self-expression- through our music, writing, and general musings about life. we hope you can relate and that our expression can inspire each listener to find their own avenues of release. share and contribute to support future episodes and our growth -- in this mini cast Chuks explores a few thoughts on life as a result of listening to the words of Marcus Garvey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq09OdUQEFk
16:37
April 15, 2019
episode v: the (real world) transition
In our fifth episode we tackle the infamous transition into the “real world.” We share our experiences jumpstarting our careers, as well as some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way.  submit topic suggestions, questions, comments, inquiries at thevanguardvoices@gmail.com Books mentioned: Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama music credit: Lionbabe cover photography: Odemi Pessu  Thank you for listening!
49:45
April 1, 2019
episode iv: cancel culture
In our fourth episode we discuss the  ramifications of cancel culture. We encourage listeners to engage in healthy dialogue with people in their communities.  submit topic suggestions, questions, comments, inquiries at thevanguardvoices@gmail.com music credit: Common cover photography:  Odemi Pessu  Thank you for listening!
27:10
March 25, 2019
episode iii: power of the k(no)w
In our third episode we explore the  power of saying “no” in life as well as how sharing information with others can empower your community. Check out the interview we referenced here: https://bit.ly/2w1y87T submit topic suggestions, questions, comments, inquiries at thevanguardvoices@gmail.com Organizations mentioned: Ron Brown Scholar Program https://www.ronbrown.org/ music credit: Thundercat cover photography: Odemi Pessu  Thank you for listening!
30:04
March 23, 2019
episode ii: the brain drain
In our second episode we explore the  modern constraints on economic liberation in Black communities - i.e. corporate slavery, media brain drain, institutional bias, and misinformation. Check out the article we referenced here: https://www.inc.com/sheila-herrling/women-led-startups-arent-getting-funded-theres-a-very-simple-reason-why.html submit topic suggestions, questions, comments, inquiries at thevanguardvoices@gmail.com businesses mentioned: Uncharted Power https://www.u-pwr.co/ Mented Cosmetics https://www.mentedcosmetics.com/ music credit: Kanye West cover photography: Odemi Pessu Thank you for listening!
31:52
March 21, 2019
episode i: the intro
Welcome to The Vanguard. For our first episode, we detail what inspired us to create this space and what you can anticipate to come. We hope you enjoy!
04:45
March 21, 2019
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