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Be The Change Podcast
35 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
The Truth Will Set You Free
Today we are discussing the importance of not fearing the hard conversations.
39 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Own The Change: The Book Before the Cover
You sounded off, and I heard it. Now it is time to listen to the story behind the book cover. Why Abraham Lincon, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Barack Obama? Listen and hear the foundation behind the cover and title of Own the Change: How Black American Children Can Further the Next Cultural Movement. You can pre-order your copy at http://bit.ly/PreOrderOwnTheChange About the Book: An influential leader, public speaker, and mentor, Ralph Harper has launched his plan for a more literate, more inclusive, more crime-free America. In this important book, he outlines the journey of black Americans, from the bonds of slavery to the first black president, to the current struggles black Americans - including the author - have experienced. In Own the Change: How Black American Children can Further the Next Cultural Movement, Harper points out that the seventh decade of each century has brought significant change for black Americans. Now, as we approach the 2060s, we must raise the next generations in a way that will set them up for success. His seven life principles, which emphasize a sense of duty, accountability, education, and hard work, will benefit people of every race, creed, and social status. A must-read for students of black history and anyone interested in social change, this book outlines steps readers can take right now to make America the "perfect union" of equality and prosperity it has always had the potential to be.
37 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
The ISMs: Capitalism, Socialism, and Consumerism
Why do we have to choose capitalism or socialism? What if we worked to promote consumerism?
33 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
We live in the most powerful country in the world. Our country is free enough where anyone can become president. But what happens when we are uncomfortable with the outcome? What happens when the Presidency is compromised?
26 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
The Next Generation, a Conversation with Jaxson Turner
This young man gets it. He spends his spare time during the Summer months working hard to raise funds for other children - underserved. I am so impressed by Jaxson - he makes me proud and validates my mission to develop more like him. It was my honor to meet him for the first time last summer selling lemonade at my barbershop. I have made a very conscious choice to support his mission.
40 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
Illiteracy Has No Clothes
What I have to say today is more important that anything I have ever said. Today I speak my truth. You never know the person that is suffering in silence but that was me.
42 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
Black History vs. Black Future
Are you ready to talk about it? The difficult conversation about black history and why it's frustrating for me to celebrate "our history." But what about "our future," let's chat.
37 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
Do or Die, The 2020 Election
Trump has been in office for just over two years – for me, it feels like he has been there for over 20 years. Let's chat about the 2020 election and the people I feel are the best match.
43 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
The Trump Error
Today we dive into the Trump error and have a discussion with my son, Cody Morris. We cover the Trump election, his presidency, and if Trump is compromised.
40 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
King's Dream Will Come
This week on Be The Change we talk about what it means to keep Martin Luther King’s dream alive.
35 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Keep Hope Alive
This week on Be The Change we put hope in perspective. For most of my life, I simply viewed hope as a wishful thought. Is there value in hope?
45 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
The Audacity of Fatherhood
On this episode of Be The Change we talk about the true measure of fathers. Triumphant, daring, and timid. How do we resolve our own fatherhood styles? Get ready to sound off!
30 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
Pride or Die
On this episode of Be The Change we cover the difficult conversation about how to protect our black American families. How do you balance your pride when encountering police?
36 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
Why Are You Sounding So White?
We talk about race relations and should telling a child they sound so white be grounds for parental punishment?
2 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Hello everyone; and, welcome to the Be The Change podcast. I’m Ralph Harper. On this podcast, I share my vision for the future of the United States. Think of this platform as a roadmap from a dark history on a continuum to brighter days in the 2060’s decade. Yep - That’s right, I’m a forward-thinker whose purpose is to dictate positive outcomes for our children and our country versus leaving it all to chance. I cover parenting, fatherhood, accountability, and what it takes to WIN in this great nation. It’s not just me, I will have difficult conversations with other thought leaders of different backgrounds and political affiliations. So, join in!
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