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Two Mics Up

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Two Mics Up is a weekly online video TV show hosted by damednydc that brings insightful conversations with business owners, entrepreneurs, organizations and celebrities working to connect them, their goods and services with the community.

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Eps. 18 Talking Vote 2020 with Qasim Rashid

Two Mics Up

Today on Two Mics Up our host damednydc sits down with Jennifer Katac - Executive Director of BEACON For Adult Literacy.  BEACON for Adult Literacy serves the needs of adult English Language Learners primarily in the Greater Prince William VA area by empowering them to achieve their education and employment goals.  BEACON also offers a plethora of online courses and classes as well for those who may not have time or access to in person learning.  This is a great conversation about an overlooked segment of our community, tune in and to see how you can help support a great organization! Featuring: Jennifer Katac - Executive Director BEACON For Adult Literacy
August 09, 2022
Protect Ya Intellect
In this weeks episode of Two Mics Up, damednydc sits down with Chanaye Jackson the Owner of CDJ Legal Law Firm.  Chanaye and the CDJ Law Firm team will work with you to create a business entity best suited for your needs and the needs of your business. CDJ Legal handles matters in Business Formation, Contracts, Trademark and Copyright protection.   CDJ Legal Law Firm services include: Business Entity Formation Contract Drafting and Review Copyright Validity searches and opinions Trademark Application preparation and filing Featuring: Chanaye Jackson - Owner CDJ Legal Web: IG: chanaye_esq Email:
August 02, 2022
So Clean
In this weeks episode of Two Mics Up, Damednydc sits down with Emmalyne Head - The Founder of Southern Belle Cleaning Services DMV.  Emmalyne founded Southern Belle Cleaning Services to not only focus on commercial and residential cleaning but she has built her niche in helping others with decluttering and organizational needs here in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.   We discuss decluttering services in depth as the impact of the pandemic has hit many of us from a mental health standpoint. Tune in and listen to this real conversation.  Two Mics Up is now airing each and every Monday night at 8pm est. on Grind City Tv on your Roku Devices Ways2watch!! Grind City Tv Network on your Roku device or smart Tv Or via the Net or on your Apple device
July 26, 2022
Game Time!  Damednydc sits down with Josh Hafkin - The Founder and CEO of Game Gym.  Josh wears many hats and spends most of his days working to make Game Gym the best youth esports program in the world.   Game Gym offers a healthy and holistic approach to video games with structured sessions and certified coaches designed to help kids game better and smarter!   Tune in as we talk about how Game Gym has built out a year-round program of engaging esports training programs and camps, a variety of local and online leagues and tournament series, and high-end productions and events + so much more!   Featuring: Josh Hafkin - Founder & CEO Game Gym Esports  Web:                                      IG:  FB:
July 19, 2022
Its the Season 4 Premiere of Two Mics Up!  From childhood, Sharissa wanted to carve a place for herself in the world of music. The dream was strong from a young age, prompting her to sing at home in Brooklyn, where she was born, and in the Bronx, where she grew up.   In this episode damednydc sits down with R&B Vocalist Sharissa.  Sharissa opens up our 4th Season as she gives us some information about her childhood growing up in the Bronx NY, what it was like for her working in the music industry and most importantly where Sharissa is today.  Make sure to tune in and catch all the great conversation from a true R&B "sanger"! Featuring: Sharissa - R&B Vocalist IG: isharissa
July 12, 2022
Eps. 90 Watts
Eps. 90: Today is the Season 3 Finale of Two Mics Up!  And what better way to close out a fabulous season than to be joined by phenomenal actress and vocalist Nicole Danielle Watts!  We have a blast talking about her humble beginnings, growth as an artist and entertainer as well as some other hidden gems about Nicole.  Come through and have enjoy the fun in the exciting episode as we finish Season 3 and turn up the Watts! Featuring: Nicole Danielle Watts - Actress, Vocalist and Supreme Entertainer IG: @nicoledaniellewatts
April 25, 2022
Eps. 89 Positive Impact
Eps. 89 Today on Two Mics Up our host damednydc heads to Houston Texas and runs it back with Shayla Atkins, Founder and CEO of the Atkins Impact Consulting Firm.  This sister continues to expand her brand and talks about how she continues to works on removing cultural barriers, biases and toxic behaviors that hinders the growth of organizations, as well as explaining how she uses strategic planning to cultivate growth for small to mid-size business owners.  Make sure tune in and catch all the dope gems and knowledge dropped in the great conversation.  Are you prepared for that change and IMPACT your business and career deserves today? Featuring: Shayla Atkins Founder/CEO The Atkins Impact Consulting Firm Website: IG: coachshaylaspeaks
April 18, 2022
Eps. 88 The Art Of Artwork
Eps. 88: Calling on the entire METRO DMV AREA and all our entire Two Mics Up family!  Where ya'll at?!  I'm excited about todays guest - a true hidden gem right here in our own backyard ya hear me?  Leroy Brown a retired Marine - who has major skills and is truly gifted - chops it up with dame today and we get into The Art Of Artwork.  We cannot express how Leroy's passion and skillful expressions come through in this seriously dope conversation.  While your at it take a moment to head over to Leroy's website - check out his work, subscribe leave a comment and pick buy a his 2022 calendar or an actual piece of art! Featuring: Leroy Brown - Owner / Leroy Brown Art Website:
April 11, 2022
Eps. 87 Furry Love
Eps. 87: Today on Two Mics Up we head to Columbia South Carolina and talk with Palmetto Scooper owner Courtenay Caecal.  And as their slogan reads - “We’re the #1 Option in the #2 Business”. Founded in 2015, Palmetto Scoopers is Columbia, South Carolina’s only local pet-waste management company. Palmetto Scoopers mission is to help pet-owners with the less-pleasant task of removing pet waste so that pet-parents have more time to enjoy playing with their furry friends. Tune in and enjoy this fun conversation as we learn the pros and cons of hiring a pest waste removal services and get educated on some of the hidden dangers so many of us pet owners overlook! Featuring  Courtenay Caecal - Founder and Owner of Palmetto Scoopers
April 04, 2022
Eps. 86 For The Youth
Eps. 86: Today on Two Mics Up our host damednydc sits down with Olivia Coffey the Founder of YouthEmpowerMe Foundation.  Youth EmpowerMe Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 committed to empowering youth and families by providing mentorship, conferences, seminars, resources, and events focusing on social and life skills. YEMF was created to empower parents and youth by allowing them to participate in sessions, activities and events TOGETHER! The Inaugural EmpowerHer EmpowerMe Mother Daughter Virtual Summit launched in June 2020 to meet the social and emotional needs of mothers and daughters during the COVID19 shutdown. The foundation has hosted virtual sessions on financial literacy, health and wellness, social emotional development, character building, entrepreneurship, leadership, decision making and family activities and live discussions on domestic violence prevention and personal safety. Plus they are bringing so much more, so make sure you tune in today so you can help support an amazing organization. Featuring: Olivia Coffey, Founder - YouthEmpowerMe Foundation More info:
March 28, 2022
Eps. 85 The Write Touch
Eps. 85:  From time to time you hear people talking about "leveling up"... what does that look like?  Where do you go for assistance to take that next step?  Today's guest, Tonya White who is a career strategist and career coach can help guide you in the right direction.  Whether it be a new career, entrepreneurship, or other areas of your personal or professional life, The Write Touch is here to help you reach that next level of success. You have reached the Right One Bay-bee!  Professional Services with a Personal Touch To Guide You To Success. Featuring: Tonya White - Founder / CEO The Write Touch LLC
March 21, 2022
Eps. 84 Shooting The Breeze
Eps. 84: Today on Two Mics Up damednydc and and featured guest co-host Melissa Mallory sit back and have some fun Shooting The Breeze!  They both have some fun peeling back the layers on who they are as people, their backgrounds coming up and really want to allow you our amazing audience an opportunity to get to know them better. Featuring: damednydc - Speaker / Presenter / Founder and CEO of Two Mics Up Melissa Mallory - Founder of Beunlmtd -
March 14, 2022
Eps. 83: Today on Two Mics Up we talking NBA... the most recent trades, who faired better?  The NBA All-Game itself as well as the festivities, the NBA 75th Anniversary team and more.  Damednydc joined by Desmond Johnson the current owner of Tobacco Road Sports Radio, LLC a sports format online network based in the Triad of North Carolina. Desmond and his team broadcasts live sporting events in the Triad region of NC as well as studio shows based in the Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point DMA. Tune in and enjoy the sports talk conversation. Featuring: Desmond Johnson Current owner of Tobacco Road Sports Radio, LLC / Owner and Publisher for Facebook: Twitter: @TobaccoRadio Instagram: @TobaccoRoadSportsRadio
March 07, 2022
Eps. 82 Inspired To Speak
Eps. 82: Today on Two Mics Up our host damednydc heads to Canada to sit down with Brenden Kumarasamy, Founder of MasterTalk.  If you are looking to elevate your communication skills, you definitely want to check out Brenden and the work he is doing through MasterTalk!  The world is evolving digitally and we are communicating more and more on Zoom Calls, Microsoft Team Meetings, FaceTime etc. and we all have fears and concerns when we are called on to present. Brenden educates us on how to take our communications skills to the next level!  He offers so many courses for all interested speakers from the introductory to C-Suite level... and by the way did I mention you can get many of them for free?  Check out this fire conversation today. Featuring: Brenden Kumarasamy - Founder MasterTalk Website: YouTube: Mastertalk
February 28, 2022
Eps. 81 Dress To Impress
Eps. 81: Today we talking art, craftsmanship - benchmark work!  We are getting educated on what goes behind the saying "Dress To Impress"! Quentin E. Spencer Sr. (also known as Q) brings over 40 years of personal, individual experience as a custom tailor, Q has acquired an eye for proper lines and proportions to match your body type. Let's be real, this is an unusual talent among tailors today.  Shirts, slacks, topcoats, sports jackets, and classic European styled suits are Q's specialty. A good suit of clothing and proper fit is a visual reflection of a man’s personal standards in business or social settings.  Q is working to bring so much more to the DMV area - so if you are interested in fashion, looking to take your clothing game to the next level then tune in because Q drops some information that any young inspiring entrepreneur surely wouldn't want to miss! Featuring: Quentin E Spencer Sr. -  Q The Tailor Bespoke Clothiers
February 21, 2022
Eps. 80 Striving
Eps. 80: Long standing discriminatory practices, whether intentional or not have manifested a huge achievement gap between Black and students of color in comparison to their white peers.  Whether we want to admit it, disproportionate school discipline starts as early as daycare and can continue on through high school, leading to the school-to-prison-pipeline. Today's guest Ar'Sheill Monsanto, who is an author, advocate and spokesperson delves into this subject with us today.  Make sure to support Ar'Sheill and her new book - Kids in Cuffs: Striving for Equity and Empathy in Education.  We hope this book inspires you to have deep conversations in your homes and most importantly take action and get involved. Featuring: Ar'Sheill Monsanto Author, Advocate, Speaker New Book: Kids in Cuffs: Striving for Equity and Empathy in Education
February 14, 2022
Eps. 79 Crack The Code
Eps. 79: Today on Two Mics Up, we going into the matrix and attempt to learn how to hack and crack the code.  That's right, we said it hack!  We sit down with Tennisha Martin, Founder of BlackGirlsHack and she educates us with what how we can grab the bag as a cyber security expert! BlackGirlsHack was created to share knowledge and resources to help black girls and women breakthrough barriers to careers in information security and cyber security. The vision for Black Girls Hack (BGH) is to provide resources, training, mentoring, and access to black girls and women and increase representation and diversity in the cyber security field and in the executive suites.  Don't miss this great conversation, make a way for positive change that can positively impact future generations. Featuring: Tennisha Martin - Founder BlackGirlsHack Support BlackGirlsHack:
February 07, 2022
Eps. 78: Let Equality Bloom
Eps. 78:  Today on Two Mics Up, damednydc heads to the city of Brotherly Love... Philadelphia Pennsylvania to sit down with Jennifer Jordan Board of Directors Co-Chair and Nigel Charles Director of Donor Organizing with Bread and Roses Community Fund.  Bread and Roses is is the leading funder of grassroots organizing for racial, social, and economic justice in the Philadelphia area. Bread and Roses is a multiracial and cross-class community of donors, community organizer and other allies of movement for change that come together and rally around a shared goal of transforming individuals and society.  Tune in as we get deep into connecting the dots from a grassroots perspective and how the greater Philadelphia area community is making significant change. Featuring: Jennifer Jordan Board of Directors Co-Chair and Nigel Charles Director of Donor Organizing - Bread and Roses Community Fund
January 31, 2022
Eps. 77 She Is CalienTay
Eps. 77: Today on Two Mics Up - we have the pleasure to rock with one of our dopest guests, Actress Shawntay Dalon.  For Your Emmy® Consideration actress Shawntay Dalon was born & raised in Detroit, since the day she discovered her purpose, Shawntay Dalon has been hitting the ground running!  Shawntay completed two seasons of Comedy Central's "Detroiters", she has also recurred on Netflix's "I Think You Should Leave”, and you can also check out Shawntay in the season 8 premiere episode of NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine Nine” playing the role of Aisha Fulton. Even with these accomplishments Shawntay prides herself most as still being the ‘Survivor Advocate’ that she's been for over 15 years.  Once a depressed and hurt teen, Shawntay has found joy in Christ and also helping others through their pain. As a survivor herself, Shawntay found passion in helping others find & see their God given purpose. Be it acting, writing, dance, spoken word, or a simple ear to listen, Shawntay chooses to use her gifts to spread Faith, Love, and Courage. Featuring: Shawntay Dalon - Advocate, Actress, Writer, Producer, Comedian
January 24, 2022
Eps. 76 Purpose Driven
Eps. 76:  Have you ever had the feeling that only if you had the proper tools or adequate resources that things might be different?  Well today on Two Mics Up we sit with Sylvia Montgomery - Entrepreneur, Writer, Production Developer and Podcast Host of Streamin' With A Purpose.  Sylvia strives to provide and connect people with the tools and resources they need to get a clearer direction to get to where they want to be financially, and provide motivation, inspiration, and opportunities for helping individuals to achieve their goals.  Tune in and receive some of the gems dropped by Sylvia during our conversation! Featuring: Sylvia Montgomery - Entrepreneur, Freelance Writer, Podcast Host of Streamin' With A Purpose
January 17, 2022
Eps. 75 Fostered Identity
Eps. 75: Isaac Etter, activist and social entrepreneur joins damednydc and the Two Mics Up podcast today and we talk about transracial adoption.  Isaac shares his story of being adopted and growing up in a white world to curate deep conversations about race in America. With his unique insight on racial tensions between the white and black communities, Isaac has been able to curate impactful conversations where everyone learns to value each other and their experience, while learning about systemic racism, privilege and their role in it.  Featuring: Isaac Etter Founder Identity
January 10, 2022
Eps. 74 Grow Your Biz
Eps. 74: damednydc sits down with Mike Williams President - The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia.  Today Mike speaks to us about growing your business, and how his services helps clients implement processes and disciplines to drive sustainable growth acceleration.  If you have hit a stumbling block in your processes, not sure of your mission or having trouble with your sales plan look no further... Mike Williams can work with you to develop business strategies designed to help you and your business grow. Featuring: Mike Williams - President The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia
January 03, 2022
Eps. 73 Virtually Speaking
Eps. 73 Today Two Mics Up host damednydc heads to Charlotte North Carolina and sits with Janet Butts CEO and Founder of J and E Enterprises of Charlotte, LLC.  Janet Butts, has spent her career helping people free up time for more urgent, corporate tasks. Now, she helps businesses like yours flourish, and offers administrative assistance coupled with leadership development programs and opportunities for you to grow your team. Janet represents a client base that spans from Charlotte and surrounding areas and even across the country.  Take some time to sit down and listen to this awesome discussion! Featuring: Janet Butts Founder /CEO J and E Enterprises of Charlotte, LLC.
December 27, 2021
Eps. 72 Stop The Violence
Eps. 72: Today on Two Mics Up host damednydc has the opportunity to sit down with Tiffany Santana, Executive Director of Bethany House Northern Virginia.  Bethany House is a place where women and children can seek refuge from abuse and trauma.  More importantly the mission of Bethany House is to eliminate domestic violence one family at a time by assisting victims through their safe shelter. Bethany House also strives to help women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence regain health and dignity. Once families are stabilized, Bethany House helps them get reestablished in their community by permanent housing solutions and support.  Tune in and share this story and Bethany House information if you too suspect or know of a friend or family member suffering from abuse. Featuring: Tiffany Santana Executive Director Bethany House of Northern Virginia
December 20, 2021
Eps. 71 Impacting Change
Eps. 71: Today on Two Mics Up, damednydc heads to Cleveland Ohio and speaks with Kimberly Foreman, Executive Director of Environmental Health Watch.  Environmental Health Watch was formed in the early 1980's by a group of concerned neighbors and health professionals in response to pervasive health hazards in Northeast Ohio homes and communities. EHW provides education, advocacy, and direct service to families while also working alongside policy makers to spotlight and confront critical environmental health issues.  EHW has taken issues such as this head on and has moved forward to create a National buzz and on environmental issues and push the needle for positive change.  Tune in to this great conversation and learn more on how you can help make a positive impact on our environment. Featuring: Kimberly Foreman - Executive Director Environmental Health Watch
December 13, 2021
Eps. 70 Business Network
Eps. 70: Today on Two Mics Up, damednydc sits down with Leeta Harlem - Communication Strategist, Coach, Author and Speaker as well as Founder of the DMV Business Crossing Network.  The Business Crossing Network creates a space for you and your business to be connected for success.   Join the DMV Business Crossing Network today with this special opportunity for new members to join now and get your membership for 50% off! Go to: Select "Membership" Option 1 Use code GUEST50 at check out! Featuring Leeta Harlem: Founder DMV Business Crossing Network, Coach, Arthur, Podcast Host and more...
December 06, 2021
Eps. 69 Community ARC
Eps. 69: Today on Two Mics Up we travel to Houston Texas and hit the Community ARC!  We are joined by Zuriel Gibson, Founder and CEO of Gibson Lupus ARC who has dedicated herself to providing innovative resources that serve the Lupus & Autoimmune diseases community that promotes a long life until the cure comes.  Tune in and get educated about how Lupus impacts so many people in our community and what you can do to help and support Gibson Lupus ARC. Featuring: Zuriel Gibson Founder and CEO Gibson Lupus ARC
November 29, 2021
Eps. 68 Giving Thanks - Celebrity Conversation
Eps. 68: As we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday Week, Two Mics Up is all about Giving Thanks and we are honored to have some of our past celebrity guests share some of their favorite Thanksgiving Memories and what else they are thankful for this Holiday season.  We are pleased to have the following guests join us on today's episode - Actress/Dancer and owner of The S.P.A.C.E. in Toronto Ontario Canada Linette Doherty, Actor/Director Lawrence Adisa - new film coming soon!  And Actress/Writer and Comedian Karen Bankhead who also joins us with her alter-ego Etta Mae Mumphries!  Tune in for the fun and also check out the details as Lawrence Adisa get his spades game on with his partner and long time friend Mekhi Phifer beginning December 1, 2021 on Caffeine TV. Featuring: Actor/Director: Lawrence Adisa Actress/Writer/Comedian: Karen Bankhead Actress/Dancer Owner of The S.P.A.C.E. Toronto: Linette Doherty
November 22, 2021
Eps. 67 Our Weather Girl
Eps. 67: Today on Two Mics Up we are talking academics, STEM, getting over stumbling blocks and weather!  We have the opportunity to speak with award winning meteorologist Monique D. Robinson of WFMY TV out of Greensboro North Carolina.  Monique is a Jersey native, making waves in the broadcast and journalism fields, but she is deeper than what you see on the surface.  Although you see her on TV, it's her work in the community and behind the scenes that truly stands out.  Tune in, and enjoy the conversation with Our Weather Girl! Featuring: Monique D. Robinson - Meteorologist at WFMY News 2 Greensboro North Carolina 
November 15, 2021
Eps. 66 A Cut Above
Eps. 66: Today on Two Mics Up damednydc and our newest member to the team - guest co-host Melissa Mallory of CEO/Founder of BeUnlmtd head to Kutztown PA and sit down with City Cuts owner Jonathan Escueta and shop Manager Jerry Jones.  They believe that looking your best starts with feeling your best. And that goes deeper than a haircut. It’s about giving back. Doing the right thing. Creating a community. Caring about each other. And, yeah, a great haircut doesn’t hurt either.  Through their Books for Kids program, Jonathan and Jerry are on a mission to help kids build confidence and become great public speakers—one haircut at a time. Featuring: Jerry Escueta Owner, Jerry Jones Manager City Cuts Barbershop Kutztown PA.
November 08, 2021
Eps. 65 Inner Beauty
Eps. 65: Today damednydc heads to North Carolina and sits down with Cheri Brice, Owner/Founder of Cheri Amour Cosmetics.  Cheri is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist, and as someone that has always struggled with her skin, Cheri wanted to create a brand that catered to all skin types and was actually good for your skin.  If you are looking for all natural products and the perfect holiday gift for your loved one tune in to this episode and support small black businesses.  Fellas, she also has bomb skin products and oils for you beard game so check it out! Featuring: Cheri Brice - Owner/Founder Cheri Amour Cosmetics
November 01, 2021
Eps. 64 Sippin'
Eps. 64: What you sippin' on?  Today damednydc heads to Ohio and sits down with Chris Chapanar, host of the Whiskey Noobs Podcast.  With the seasons change, and the nip is in the air we talk about warming up with whiskey.  Chris helps give us an introduction to all things whiskey.  How it's made, distilled, the various types and more.  If you are looking to take a sip, tune in and enjoy the conversation! Featuring: Chris Chapanar - Host of the Whiskey Noobs Podcast
October 25, 2021
Eps. 63 Bankhead Bounce
Eps. 63: Today on Two Mics Up, damednydc heads to L.A. and sits down with Karen Bankhead, comedienne, inspirational speaker, writer, also know for Etta Mae Mumphries her altar-ego and proud recipient of the NAACP Theatre Award.  We discuss her background, inspiration and comedic alter-ego Etta Mae Mumphries and so much more.  Hope you enjoy this amazing episode as much as we did! Featuring Karen Bankead: Comedienne, Inspirational Speaker, Writer
October 18, 2021
Eps. 62 No More Walls
Eps 62: Today damednydc and Two Mics Up sits down with Juanita Shanks, Founder and CEO of FailSafe-ERA.  FailSafe-ERA focuses on breaking down barriers and walls that prevent former inmates and people who have been incarcerated from becoming successful, productive citizens. The Failsafe-ERA model transforms criminal intent and behaviors into social and economic success.  Tune in to another amazing story that just should not be missed.  Watch on our YouTube Channel, subscribe and enjoy this great episode! Featuring: Juanita Shanks Founder and CEO FailSafe-ERA
October 11, 2021
Eps. 61 Spark It Up
Eps. 61: Today damednydc and Two Mics Up sits down with young boss, innovator and pioneer Josh Aviv - CEO & Founder of SparkCharge.  We talking about a game changer in the electric vehicle field.  SparkCharge's goal is to make Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership easy by partnering with businesses to create the world's first mobile and intelligent on-demand Electric Vehicle charging network!  Tune in - you don't want to miss out on this game changing technology, product and service. Featuring: Josh Aviv - CEO & Founder SparkCharge
October 04, 2021
Season 3 Premier: Show Me The Money
S3 Premier Aired "LIVE" on our YouTube Channel September 30, 2021 @ 7:30pm.  This episode was so good we are dropping it here on our podcast side as well.  Make sure you tune in for more from Two Mics Up! Are you a nonprofit leader interested in mastering the skill of raising money through relationships?  Look no further! Tonight we sitting down and choppin' it up with a special guest Mark L. Duncan - The Fund Coach who will educate us on how to raise funds through relationships! Mark L Duncan: Two Mics Up: #TwoMicsUp #Season3 #DMV #getthebag #showmethemoney
October 03, 2021
It's 'Bout To Go Down!
Season 3 Trailer: It's 'Bout To Go Down!  The return of Two Mics Up - Season 3!!!  Tune in "LIVE" Thursday September 30, 2021 as we talk about getting that bag with our guest Mark Duncan The FundCoach! If you are a nonprofit professional looking to become a successful fundraiser, you don't want to miss this "LIVE" Season 3 Opener!
September 23, 2021
Eps. 60 Sounds of the DMV
Eps. 60: Today as the Two Mics Up crew closes out a successful Season 2, we sit down with AIA - aka aiadamermaid.  Ya'll are not ready for this young Queen... she hits us with her funk, jazz, neo-soul Sounds of the DMV!  Tune in as we vibe with AIA, learn about who she is, dive into her background and development as an artist and listen to her sing!!!  You don't want to miss this episode - it's a total movement and vibe! Featuring: AIA - aka aiadamermaid 
July 29, 2021
Eps. 59 Beautiful Possibilities
Eps. 59: Today on Two Mics Up, we travel to southern Maryland and talk to Tamika Williams Founder and Executive Director of Beautiful I Am.  “BEAUTIFUL I AM” was developed by Ms. Williams as a response to the exposure of negative images and environments impacting the futures of our young girls and women. The metropolitan area of Maryland and Washington, DC is full of self-conscience girls and women, who are searching for love, acceptance, and are going to extreme measure to achieve it.  This was a much needed conversation and tune in to learn how you can support the work that Beautiful I Am is doing in and around our community. Featuring: Tamika Williams Founder / Executive Director Beautiful I Am
July 26, 2021
Eps. 58 "LIVE" Support Small Businesses
Eps. 58: What up to all the listeners of the Two Mics Up podcast!  Today's episode we go "LIVE"!  We talking #blackexcellence tonight! If you are like us and you believe in supporting small businesses in the community then come join this conversation.  We will be highlighting the products and services of the businesses who have been critical to our success! Make sure to subscribe on our website or YouTube Channel to enter in and win one of two prizes we will be giving away "LIVE" at the end of the broadcast. Next Level Keyz Riddick Entertainment & Events Clifton CJ Durham Regina Legette Sheenell Brown Bubbles & Brews Philly
July 23, 2021
Eps. 57 Collaboration Is Key
Eps. 57: The Two Mics Up team sits down with Co-Directors Taneasha White (she/her) and Brooke Taylor (they/them) at the "spot" in Richmond Virginia.  When we say the "spot" - we mean the Collab Spot!  The Collab Spot is Richmond’s new co-working space and social justice community hub. The Collab spot is comprised of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color centered collectives that are committed to racial justice and community through the provision of safe co-working and meeting space, resources, integrative wellness services, and community events.  Tune in and #MEETMEATTHESPOT!  You don't want to miss out on the nuggets, gems and boulders of knowledge and wisdom shared on this amazing episode of Two Mics Up! Featuring: Taneasha White (she/her) and Brooke Taylor (they/them) Co-Directors The Collab Spot
July 19, 2021
Eps. 56 Shining 365
Eps. 56: Today on Two Mics Up, our host damednydc heads out to California and chats things up with Rahbin Shyne.  Rahbin is is an author, marathon runner and host of the 365 Brother's Podcast.  The 365 Brothers Podcast delivers inspiring interviews from diverse black men from all walks of life.  Our host - damednydc has had the pleasure to appear on an episode of the 365 Brothers Podcast, and now we continue our conversation across platforms.  Tune in as Rahbin talks about 365 Brothers podcast, her inspirations, the current Presidential administration our community and so much more...  Featuring: Rahbin Shyne Author and Host of 365 Brothers Podcast 
July 05, 2021
Eps. 55 Saving Innocence
Eps. 55: Today the Two Mics Up team works to educate our audience on human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide. According to the Department of State, 2 million women and children are victims of human trafficking every year.   In the United States alone, 300 thousand children are forced into child prostitution and child pornography each year. In Washington DC alone, trafficking innocent children is a $100 million industry.   Tune in as we work to educate our community with this difficult conversation.   Featuring: Deborah Sigmund Founder Innocents at Risk
June 28, 2021
Eps. 54 Mokenstef Music
Eps. 54 Today on Two Mics Up host damednydc heads to California to sit down and chop it up with Mokenstef.  This totally amazing interview with @therealmokenstef is now available on all streaming platforms.  Tune in to hear the ladies discuss the inspiration behind their smash #1995 Billboard hit "He's Mine", life before , during and after Azz Izz, and their upcoming projects. Featuring: Mokenstef
June 21, 2021
Eps. 53 Influential Vibe
Eps. 53: damednydc host of the Two Mics Up podcast travels out to Seattle Washington and chops it with Tyson Robinson host of the TysonVibes Podcast.  Tyson Robinson uses his platform to inspire confidence in our communities businesses by highlighting the knowledge and experience of breakthrough entrepreneurs across our country.  This is a platform crossover conversation show. Check out our YouTube channel as we air the original episode where damednydc joined Tyson Robinson on his show and now we have Tyson here on Two Mics Up.  This is a perfect example of black businesses working together to support and uplift one another. Featuring: Tyson Robinson - Host of the TysonVibe Podcast.
June 14, 2021
Eps. 52 Get Legal
Eps. 52: Are you or anyone you know worrying about a legal problem? Do you need legal advice or legal representation? Well today on the Two Mics Up Podcast you will not have to go much further to find the right person who may have a solution to your problems.  The days of no longer being able to afford an attorney are long gone, tune in as we sit down with Regina Legette an Independent LegalShied Associate and get the legal advice, counsel, or representation you need!  Featuring: Regina Legette LegalShield Independent Associate
June 07, 2021
Eps. 51 The Church and Mental Health
Eps. 51 Today on Two Mics Up as we close out May and National Mental Heath Awareness month - we wanted to speak to the role of The Church and Mental Health.  We are joined by Pastor Al Harris and his wife Co-Pastor Sabrina Harris of Deliverance Headquarters for All People located in Suitland, Maryland and they help to educate us on the spiritual, physical and mental journey involved in an individuals overall health. Most importantly, our guests speakers really shine a light on how the church does and can help our community deal with the stigma and stresses of mental health.  I urge our audience and listeners to tune in as this conversation touches on so many aspects and areas that we need to look at to heal and move forward to better our selves as it relates to the struggles of mental health and more. Featuring: Pastor Al Harris and Co-Pastor Sabrina Harris of Deliverance Headquarters for All People
May 31, 2021
Eps. 50 She Who Honors
Eps. 50: Today the Two Mics Up team heads to Pittsburgh PA, and sits down with Christina Leeman; Author, Blogger, Teacher Ministry, “She Who Honors”!  Christina Leeman, MPH is a Kingdom - centered Spiritual health educator. Christina helps women form a strong spiritual foundation in Jesus towards better wholistic health. This leads to inner healing of ones soul. And assists you to break free from lies and fear to step into your true Kingdom calling!  Tune in for another amazing episode that you won't want to miss. Featuring: Christina Leeman: Author, Blogger, Teacher Ministry
May 17, 2021
Eps. 49 No Support...
Eps. 49: Today on Two Mics Up damednydc has the pleasure to sit down with Kimberly McLemore, Author, Podcast Host, Book Coach, CEO & Founder of WSBI, LLC as well as Rose and Ian Burke - the founders of the Burke Business Consulting Firm.  We discuss an ongoing issue in our community and that is Why don't we support black businesses?  Tune in and enjoy this diverse conversation and knowledge dropped by our guests as we work to change the narrative. Featuring: Kimberly McLemore: Author, Podcast Host, Book Coach and CEO & Founder of WSBI, LLC Rosemarie and Ian Burke: Founders of the Burke Business Consulting Firm (BBC Firm)
May 10, 2021
Eps. 48 Spicy Never Tasted This Good
Eps. 48: Today Two Mics Up heads to California and sits down with "Chef Tico Rico". Tropical land tends to sprout people with vibrant cultures. The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is no exception. From Afro-Latin roots and a childhood spent hovering near his grandmother as she cooked, emerged Chef Richard Taylor a.k.a "Chef Tico Rico". His passion for food and love for all those who share in eating it shines through when making his signature hot sauces.  Tune in and enjoy this vibrant conversation from a one of a kind Chef, creator and innovator of hot sauces.  Make sure you catch the product code at the end to receive 15% of your next purchase of Tico Rico Hot Sauce. Featuring: Chef Richard Taylor a.ka. "Chef Tico Rico"
May 03, 2021
Eps. 47 Black Creativity
Eps. 47: Today on episode 47 of the Two Mics Up Podcast, we have the pleasure of talking with a young man who we feel is symbolic of what our future holds as a black community.  Joe Hughes III - who is currently an undergrad at Virginia Tech University joins Two Mics Up and blesses us with his amazing talents as a writer and poet.  Joe also opens up as it relates to mental health challenges, the role he feels young men and women can play as we move forward as a community and drops some BOMB poetic pieces!  Tune in and enjoy Black Creativity at its finest. Featuring: Joe Hughes III: Virginia Tech Undergrad, Writer and Poet.
April 26, 2021
Eps. 46 Candidly Speaking
Eps. 46: Today damednydc and Alisa Middleton talk candidly about the Derrick Chauvin trial and "Breaking the Blue Wall of Silence", Maxine Waters heading out to Minnesota and telling the protestors to "stay in the street", they also touch on the flip side of police brutality while talking about former Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne and her case being overturned and lastly - the Covid 19 pandemic that continues to rage on across America.
April 19, 2021
Eps. 45 Two Mics Up Lost Tape
Eps. 45: As we enter the middle of Season 2, the Two Mics Up team takes a moment to pause and reflect with some of our past conversations that had to be edited, revised or just didn't make the cut.  Today's episode is all in fun, hope you enjoy and see you next week!
April 12, 2021
Eps. 44 Impact Driven
Eps. 44: damednydc Host of the Two Mics Up Podcast heads to Los Angeles and sits down with impact driven entrepreneur, actress and producer Shani Pride.  Shani is one of the most amazing and diverse sisters out here putting in that work.  Listen in and get inspired by Shani's Foundation E, which is committed to justice, diversity, inclusion, equality and equity through its programmatic work. Please take time to watch or listen to this episode. Help support this sister and her work which impacts us globally and serves to advance our community. Featuring  Shani Pride - Entrepreneur, Actress, Producer
April 05, 2021
Eps. 43 We Rise, We Shine!
Eps. 43: Today the Two Mics Up crew has the opportunity to head to New Orleans and We Rise and We Shine with actress, writer, producer and former radio host Samantha Beaulieu.  This sister talks to us about her most recent projects, Black Girl Magic and Samantha also touches on the most recent Golden Globes Awards and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lack of diversity. This talented sister is such a shining light, with so much to give and we are amazed at this queens authentic energy!  Tune in and enjoy this conversation today.  Featuring  Samantha Beaulieu - Actress, Writer, Producer
March 29, 2021
Eps. 42 Spring Forward
Eps. 42: Spring is in the air, and are you ready to Spring Forward?  Join Two Mics Up as we sit down and prepare to get fit for the summer with Chelsea Shea, proud Owner of Pure Barre Woodbridge.  Pure Barre is more than your traditional fitness place, Pure Barre is rooted in isometric movements that provide big results.  Pure Barre embraces all different levels of fitness, and caters to the modifications and health needs of its members.  Take a moment to listen and subscribe to the Podcast - you will be given an opportunity to take advantage of some tremendous offers from Pure Barre Woodbridge! Featuring: Chelsea Shea - Owner Pure Barre Woodbridge
March 22, 2021
Eps. 41 Lights Camera Adisa!
Eps. 41: Today we have the pleasure of sitting down with actor/writer/producer Lawrence Adisa.  Lawrence gives us some insight on the film industry. We also chop it up as it relates to the state of America, the pandemic and more.  Tune in as we get ready to hit the big screen with this episode: Lights Camera Adisa!   Featuring   Actor/Writer/Producer Lawrence Adisa  Film/Production Credits: Grinding, Clockers, The Love Section
March 15, 2021
Eps. 40 Conversation of the Heart
Eps. 40: Today Two Mics Up has the opportunity to have a Heartfelt conversation with Carl Armstrong the Director of Operations at Heart 4 The Community Initiative and Host of Carlsconversations.  This episode we cover topics from politics,  black men and their role in the family, the role of the church and Carls continued efforts to have open and genuine talks through his Carlsconversations.  We were not only educated, but you could feel and hear the Impact of Carl's dedicated work in the community come through in this episode. Featuring: Carl Armstrong  Director of Operations at Heart 4 The Community Initiative Host of Carlsconversations
March 08, 2021
Eps. 39 We Talking 'Bout Taxes
Eps. 39: Today on Two Mics Up, We Talking 'Bout Taxes!!!  That's right taxes... just that quick tax season is upon us and we decided to get prepared.  We chat with Jennifer McDuffie of JMIncome Tax Services.  Jennifer breaks it down and educates us and our listeners on the fact that in today's world you need a tax professional not a tax preparer.  Tune in and find out more about Jennifer McDuffie and all the services she provides. Featuring: Jennifer McDuffie - JMIncome Tax Services
March 01, 2021
Eps. 38 History In The Making
Eps. 38: The Two Mics Up crew has the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer Carroll Foy... A sister who is breaking ground as she runs for Governor in the Commonwealth of Virginia!  Jennifer talks to us about her background and history from a young child in Petersburg VA, to her raising the bar while a female cadet in VMI to her rise from the Public Defenders office to running for Governor in Virginia!  This is a true story of "History in the Making" don't miss it - tune in and listen on your favorite streaming platform or our YouTube Channel. Featuring  Jennifer Carroll Foy - Democratic Representative For Governor - Virginia
February 22, 2021
Eps. 37 Talking Black People Sh*t
Eps. 37:  Today the Two Mics Up crew travels to Long Beach California and talks Black People Sh*t with the lovely and phenomenal actress Janora McDuffie.  This conversation take us on a journey as we discuss Janora's early education acting career, the state of America, her relationship and what it is like to have a spouse who is in law enforcement and so much more!  Tune in and listen on your favorite streaming platform or watch on our YouTube channel. Featuring: Actress, Voice Over Artist & Podcast Host: Janora McDuffie Film /TV Credits: Obsessed, Big Ain't Bad / Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Criminal Minds Podcast: Black People Sh*t
February 15, 2021
Eps. 36 A Time For Healing
Eps. 36: Today on Two Mics Up we have the opportunity to sit down with Joseph Mcrae - Content Creator and Co-Host of The Mcrae Kingz Podcast.  Joseph talks to us with one goal in mind.  That is to address the toxic masculinity issues the Black LGBQT+ Community faces from within the Black Community as a whole.  This conversation will be a springboard to educate our people and create a dialogue within the Black Community to build a united foundation, at the end of the day we must understand we are all black - male, female, gay or straight - PERIODT!!! Featuring: Joseph Mcrae Content Creator / Co-Host The Mcrae Kingz Podcast
February 08, 2021
Eps. 35 Discussion with A King
Eps. 35: On today's episode the Two Mics Up team sits down with Actor Travis Raeburn.  This young King wows us not only with his talent, but his knowledge, words of wisdom and very clear views of today's damaged society.  Tune in as we discuss with Travis -  Trump, racism in America, biases against Black Men, the changing of the Presidential guard and Travis's acting career. Featuring Actor Travis Raeburn  Film/Stage Credits: First match, Civic Mind, Soup, Topdog/Underdog
February 01, 2021
Eps. 34 More Than #ENOUGH!
Eps. 34: Today the Two Mics Up team sits down with Gary Holland, a man that is a true inspiration in the community! Gary wears many hats, from his participation and role as a  Associate Pastor, to his role serving as the Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Stafford NAACP to coordinating events in the community as the Founder and Executive Vice Chair of the #ENOUGH organization and movement. Tune in as we discuss what is the role of both the Church and the NAACP in today's black community and so much more!  This is definitely a conversation that I hope you take time to listen to.  Featuring: Gary Holland - Associate Pastor & Community Leader
January 25, 2021
Eps. 33 A View From The S.P.A.C.E.
Eps. 33: Today on Episode 33, the Two Mics Up crew head up to the Great North!  Toronto to be exact and we chop it up with Linette Doherty -  a truly multi-talented actress, dancer and choreographer.  She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The S.P.A.C.E. dance studio.  Linette shares her perspective as we discuss the Pandemic, America's Insurrection, Trump and BLM as it relates to Canada and specifically the Black Canadian Community.  We are also pleasantly educated on some very important Black Canadian history.  To be clear these are her views and in no way does Linette speak for the entire Black Canadian community.  Subscribe, like, follow and listen today as we Educate Empower and Impact our communities positively with Linette Doherty. Featuring: Linette Doherty: Actress/Choreographer - Founder & Artistic Director of The S.P.A.C.E. Film/TV Credits: The Cheetah Girls, Molly's Game, Kim's Convenience
January 18, 2021
Eps. 32 Insurrection Day
Eps. 32: Join - Host damednydc and Featured Co-Host Alisa Middleton sit down and discuss one of the darkest days in American History!  January 6, 2021 will forever be known as Insurrection Day!  It has been one week to the day since the insurrection occurred, this is a discussion that needs to be heard.  Enjoy this bonus episode both on our podcast and YouTube Channels!  . Featuring: Two Mics Up Host damednydc Two Mics Up Featured Co-Host Alisa Middleton
January 13, 2021
Eps. 31 New Year New Perspective
Eps. 31: The Two Mics Up team has returned with a New Year, New Perspective for Season 2!  We open up with John Reid the Founder/Editor of the PW Perspective and Langston Carter the Managing Editor of the PW Perspective.  This episode we are educated on how to speak our "voice" and not let silence persist! Take note and use Langston Carter's motto of "causing good trouble".  Listen in and learn more about Northern Virginia's Anti-Racist Newspaper bringing stories to life with impactful stories from the black and brown perspective. Featuring: John Reid - Founder/Editor PW Perspective Langston Carter - Managing Editor PW Perspective
January 11, 2021
Eps. 30 Mics Out - Season 1 Finale
Eps. 30: Y'all, we made it to Episode 30 and the end of Season 1. We can't thank y'all enough for the love and support. Join us for a season 1 recap, what's next for Two Mics Up, and what to look forward to when we return. It's only up from here! Watch the live version on our FB page or Youtube:
November 17, 2020
Eps. 29 Out With The Red, In With The Blue
Eps. 29: Today the Two Mics Up team discusses the selection of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and the impact of the Presidential Elections in 2020.  The TMU team also highlights the role that the Black, Brown, and Indigenous Americans as a collective block helped to push the Biden/Harris ticket over the top. TMU touches on Stacey Abrams, her role in Georgia to help with making sure voter suppression did not flare up and raise its ugly head as well as her future moving forward with the Democratic Party, and more... 
November 09, 2020
And The Winner Is...
S1-T2: damednydc host of the Two Mics Up Podcast drops a message to discuss what our listeners can expect in relation to Saturday's announcement of the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.  Host damednydc also touches on what is will be coming up as the Two Mics Up Podcast prepares to come to an end of a very successful Season One.
November 08, 2020
Eps. 28 Voter's View - Election 2020
Eps. 28:  Today the Two Mics Up crew is joined by Kristopher Riddick and Heather Hutchison to share their views as voters on the upcoming 2020 elections.  We take some time to delve into topics regarding race relations in America.  Is there a possibility for change?  Healthcare and Covid-19 and the stances that both party have taken through out this election cycle.  This episodes intent is to address some of the "CORE" questions that we all face as Americans here in this so called UNITED State of America.  Hope you enjoy... listeners you can also watch this episode and some of our others on our YouTube Channel - Guest Panel:  Kris Riddick Heather Hutchison
November 02, 2020
Eps. 27 Disenfranchised No More
Eps. 27 - Today damednydc, Host of the Two Mics Up Podcast takes a moment to discuss the upcoming Elections.  It is important to note this is directed to the undecided voter and our young Black Kings and Queens.  We need you to show up and show out to break the bonds and chains of disenfranchisement... we are not at the end of the race, it is just the beginning... a new beginning that is fast approaching. We need you to prepare to take the reins as we strategize and mobilize as a united Black Nation. Episode 27 is also available on our YouTube Channel at
October 29, 2020
Eps. 26 I.M.P.A.C.T.
Eps. 26: Today the Two Mics Up crew heads to Houston Texas and speaks with Shayla Atkins, Founder and CEO of the Atkins Impact Consulting Firm.  This sister educates us on how she works on removing cultural barriers, biases and toxic behaviors that hinders the growth of organizations, as well as explaining how she uses strategic planning to cultivate growth for small to mid-size business owners.  Are you prepared for that change and IMPACT your business and career deserves today?     Featuring: Shayla Atkins Founder/CEO The Atkins Impact Consulting Firm
October 26, 2020
Eps. 25 Hot Mics
Eps. 25 Today on Two Mics Up we jump two knees deep into the current political season, along with the crazy Ice Cube drama and touch on Breona Taylor.  This is gonna be a wild ride as we turn up that FIRE and go live with the Hot Mics.  You ready?  The TMU crew is joined by Teknesha Robinson on today’s live podcast episode.. catch the video on our YouTube Channel - Two Mics Up. Guest Panelist: Teknesha Robinson of Owner EmpowerU Career Coaching LLC
October 19, 2020
Eps. 24 Shots Up
Eps. 24: Today the Two Mics Up podcast travels to the City pf Brotherly Love - Philadelphia, PA!  We had the opportunity to kick back and talk about drinks and getting our Shots Up with J'nelle Lawrence the Owner of Bubbles and Brews Philly.  This is a totally new type of party, events and entertainment style to hit the scene!  Enjoy the fun and energy as we talk about what it's like to celebrate "differently" during these crazy times. Featuring: J'nelle Lawrence - Owner Bubbles and Brews Philly
October 12, 2020
Eps. 23 Let's Dance
Eps. 23: Now that we have entered October, and in honor of Black Art Month we decided to expand  "art" to include art of all forms.  Today the Two Mics Up crew travels to the Stafford/Fredericksburg Virginia area and talks with Khalia Harris, Founder and CEO of the Umbiance Center for the Performing Arts.  The Umbiance Center for the Performing Arts desires to ignites imagination, faith, enthusiasm, persistence and passion in all of their dancers by helping them realize they have something unique to offer the world. Featuring Khalia Harris, Founder/CEO of Umbiance Center for the Performing Arts
October 05, 2020
Eps. 22 Broken America - Part 2
Eps. 22 Part 2: Today the Two Mics Up team continues its candid conversation with Heather Hutchison, Founder of The SoundMind Collective.  We dive further into the broken race relations, education, and work to identify ways to collectively work together to improve our fractured communities.  The ultimate mission of The SoundMind Collective is to create a sustainable culture achieved through education and action that will serve every member of our community with intention and integrity.  This is a must listen episode, so come with an open mind as we discuss issues that are impacting us all here in Broken America. Featuring Heather Hutchison - Founder of The SoundMind Collective
September 28, 2020
Eps. 21 Broken America - Part 1
Eps. 21 Part 1: Today the Two Mics Up team has the opportunity and pleasure to sit down and have a very open and candid talk with Heather Hutchison, Founder of The SoundMind Collective.  We discuss race relations, education, and ways to collectively work together to improve our fractured communities.  The ultimate mission of The SoundMind Collective is to create a sustainable culture achieved through education and action that will serve every member of our community with intention and integrity.  This is a must listen episode, so come with an open mind as we discuss issues that are impacting us all here in Broken America. Featuring Heather Hutchison - Founder of The SoundMind Collective
September 21, 2020
Eps. 20 Maximize Your Potential
Eps. 20: Today the Two Mics Up crew sits down and chops it up with Teknesha Robinson, Owner and CEO of EmpowerU Career Coaching out of Fredericksburg, VA.  Listen as we talk about the ever changing job market and how Teknesha works with various clients from vastly different walks of life that have been impacted by the Covid-19 era.  Teknesha discusses how she helps her clientele maximize their potential to make positive career changes. Featuring: Teknesha Robinson Owner/CEO EmpowerU Career Coaching
September 14, 2020
Eps. 19 Crack Your Back...
Eps. 19: Today the Two Mics Up crew has the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Ndidi Harley, the first Black American female owner and operator of a HealthSource Chiropractic franchise here in the DMV area.  Dr. Harley proudly operates her Healthsource Chiropractic practice out of Crofton, Maryland, and we were educated on the services she provides and the need to rethink about the Chiropractic profession as a whole.  Time to add a chiropractor to your regular medical rotation and crack your back! Featuring: Dr. Ndidi Harley, D.C. - Owner/Operator HealthSource Chiropractic - Crofton, MD
September 07, 2020
Eps. 18 Talking Vote 2020 with Qasim Rashid
Eps. 18 Special Episode Alert to Virginia residents: The Two Mics Up team speaks with Qasim Rashid, Democratic Congressional Candidate for Virginia District #1.  All we can say is WOW!  Please, please, please take a listen, tell your friends and neighbors to listen and get to know the man working for your vote.  This episode is a MUST listen as we prepare for the upcoming November elections.   Also please follow Two Mics Up on social media and the web as we are working to bring the Northern Virginia community a wonderful Vote 2020 event on Saturday September 12, 2020 @ Cecil Garrison Park - Dumfries VA.  Meet Qasim Rashid, talk to him in person and learn more about him. Event brought to you by: Two Mics Up, H4TCI, United Black Council, Riddick Entertainment & Events, PW Perspective Please wear masks and social distancing guidelines are in effect.
September 02, 2020
Eps. 17 The Collective
Eps. 17 - Are you ready to join The Collective?  Today on Two Mics Up we speak with Fatima Smith - Owner and Co-Founder of the Collective 365.  Fatima explains how Collective 365 works to facilitate opportunities for the community.  Collective 365 helps to support the needs of the community through service engagements, and by hosting educational and networking events in order to support the sustainability of communities of color through philanthropic giving. Featuring Fatima Smith - Owner and Co-Founder of Collective 365
August 31, 2020
Eps. 16 Unjustifiable
Eps. 16 Host Damednydc shares his concerns and fears as he discusses the unjustifiable assault and blatant assassination attempt on Jacob Blake. He also addresses the continued downward spiral of humanity as a whole.  We are in a crisis and our "HUMANITY" is at stake... racism has now become the back drop.  When does it end? Bonus Episode
August 28, 2020
Eps. 15 Prepared Mentality
Eps. 15 on Two Mics Up we are joined by Darius Newman who helps to educate us and our listeners about Emergency Preparedness.  The goal and focus is to make sure you, your family and our community are protected and safe from unexpected events.  Are your prepared?  Time to join the PM Tribe and get our emergency preparedness processes in order. Featuring Darius Newman CEO of Prepared Mentality
August 24, 2020
Eps. 14 No Limit With BeUnlimited
Eps. 14 - With August being Black Business Month, the Two Mics Up team begins its Empowerment Series with BeUnlimited Inc., out of Greenbelt, Maryland.  This amazing organization founded and spearheaded by CEO Melissa Mallory is a true diamond in the rough and all I can say is this episode is a must listen!  BeUnlimited really exemplifies empowerment as it engages and helps young members of our community become stronger, more confident and assists in giving them direction to become successful contributors to society and the black community.. Featuring: Melissa Mallory Founder/CEO BeUnlimited Inc. (@beunlmtd)
August 17, 2020
Eps. 13 What Are You Willing To Do?
Eps. 13: Today the Two Mics Up crew examines our black history.  We look through the lens of the unifying and electrifying movements which were led by Marcus Garvey and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.  We highlight the similarities in both the Black Nationalism and Black Lives Matter movements and how we are right back at square one.  We ask you our listeners, how committed are you to the movement?  And specificaly, what are you willing to do to see this movement succeed? Featuring Damednydc & Alisa Middleton
August 10, 2020
EPs. 12 Black At Work
Eps. 12 Black At Work... Today the Two Mics Up team explores and discusses what it is like to be Black At Work.  We are joined by N Cunningham the Executive Producer/Vice President of Two Mics Up and our Marketing and Branding Executives Ana C and Devante of 94 Media House.  These two young bosses join the conversation and share some of their experiences in todays work place environment, and they work to cope with being "Black At Work." Featuring: N. Cunningham VP/EP Two Mics Up podcast Ana C and Devante of 94 Media House
August 03, 2020
Eps. 11 What In The 2020?
Episode 11 on the Two Mics Up podcast we discuss the madness that has been the year 2020 to date!  We cover topics that include the Nick Cannon situation, the lynchings of black men, Covid-19 and more... we are joined on today's podcast by our Executive Producer N. Cunningham as we just chop it up and let things flow. Today's episode is dedicated to the loving memory of Chris Blackwell
July 27, 2020
Eps. 10 Broken
Episode 10 of the Two Mics Up Podcast, Damednydc and Alisa Middleton discuss how the "American system" is broken. And how this broken system continues to be the foundation for the racism and systematic inequality that exists between White and Black America.  Join us and enjoy the ride as we strive to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and IMPACT our communities positively.
July 20, 2020
Eps. 9 Home Sweet Home
Today in Episode 9 the Two Mics Up crew proudly presents our first EDUCATIONAL SERIES episode which focuses on the home buying process.  We are proud to have two of the DMV's finest realtors; LaTricia Sistrunk and Shawn Marrow from Century 21 Realty Envision, located in Upper Marlboro Maryland.  Today they help educate our listeners on the initial steps to take in the home buying process. Featured Guest Realtors LaTricia Sistrunk and Shawn Marrow of Century 21 Envision
July 13, 2020
Eps. 8 Empowered by NIRAY
Today in Eps. 8 The Two Mics Up crew has the pleasure of introducing our BUSINESS SERIES premiere inspired by today's two guests.  These two women have been at the forefront of helping others achieve their online business goals and dreams and have assisted in empowering others to take their ideas from concept to fruition.  It is our honor today to sit and speak with Tracy and Ernisha Hall who are two of the most talented individuals who are positively impacting our communities here in the DMV..   Featuring Tracy and Ernisha Hall of NIRAY LLC.
July 06, 2020
Eps. 7 Eye Opener
EPS. 7 the Two Mics Up crew discuss the inequality issues affecting our communities within Virginia. We also announce The United Black Council. Founded by our Co-Host Alisa Middleton and what role it will play in the black agenda. Sit back, relax and join our movement to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and IMPACT our community positively. Today's episode sponsored by Political Dragon.
June 29, 2020
Eps. 6 - What If We Had An All Black Football League?
Episode 6 on Two Mics Up Podcast is a Father's Day special that talks about sports and asks the question - What If?  What if we could create an all Black Football League?  We discuss steps, and share some ideas on how we can take this dream from concept to reality in principle.  Damednydc and Alisa explore the history of the NFL, how today's social climate and pandemic have allowed us to have a glimpse at the potential of creating an all Black football league.  Shout out to all our dads and sports fanatics on Father's Day 2020! Today's Father's Day episode brought to you by Riddick Entertainment.
June 22, 2020
Eps. 5 Juneteenth - Happy Independence Day!
Today in Episode 5 the Two Mics Up crew celebrates Black Independence Day - Juneteenth!  We discuss what Juneteenth is all about, its meaning, the culture and the history associated with the Holiday as it relates to our black community.  Sit back and enjoy today's celebration of Juneteenth!
June 19, 2020
Eps. 4 Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Episode 4 This week on Two Mics Up with the current volatile social climate we wanted to change the mood of show and discuss something upbeat.  Today we have the pleasure of interviewing two DJ's who are taking time out of their schedules to provide us with a little happiness through music. Sit back and relax and let's all hear what it is like from a DJ's perspective as they continue to provide us with joy and stress relief during these troubling times. Today’s guest panel: DJ Cocobrownny and DJ_Smove of DJ_Smove Productions
June 15, 2020
Eps. 3 Back to Basics
In Episode 3 of the Two Mics Up Podcast, Damednydc and Alisa speak with guest Saeed and Michelle Riddick of Riddick Entertainment to discuss ideas and way to get the black agenda/black movement Back to Basics.  We discuss ways to positively construct an "action plan" moving forward in and across the black community nationwide with the premise of getting Back to Basics.
June 08, 2020
Eps. 2 - ENOUGH.
In Episode 2 - ENOUGH, the Two Mics Up Podcast is joined for an interview with Bernard L. Turner - a Minneapolis MN area resident. Bernard was also a business associate of Mr. George Floyd, who lost his life last week at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officers. We wanted to follow up as it has now been a little more than a week since his unfortunate death and wanted to discuss the current climate and state of affairs in Minneapolis MN. Our Co-Host, Alisa Middleton, is also on set with us today to give us her perspective and share here experiences over the last week with the rallies and events that took place here locally in Stafford, VA.
June 04, 2020
A Word From Our Co-Host
This is a brief introduction from Alisa Middleton, the Featured Guest Co-Host of the Two Mics Up Podcast.
June 03, 2020
Eps. 1 - Thankful
Episode 1, Thankful... we introduce the show, the show host and featured co-host as well as discuss the show format that we will be working to bring to you each and every work.  Tell your family, tell a friend to join the ride as The Saga Begins on the Two Mics Up Podcast.
May 29, 2020
Eps. 0 - It's Official
This is the official, unofficial launch broadcast of the Two Mics Up Podcast featuring Damednydc and featured guest co-Host Alisa Middleton.  We will be bringing you topics that range from pop culture to politics live and uncut.  We hope you will tune in and join us on our ride as The Saga Begins!!!
May 29, 2020