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Black Men Speak Podcast
51 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Ep. 27 Black Male Teachers in Minnesota, The Unknown Tragedy
Minnesota has one of the best education systems in the country unless you are a black boy. Black male teachers are only 0.5% of the teaching population in Minnesota and just 2% nationally. Studies show that if black boys have at least one Black male teacher during their elementary school years they are 29% less likely to drop out of school years later (this number was 39% for very low-income Black students). Markus Flynn, Executive Director of Black Men Teach will discuss the disparities and their impact and his initiative to recruit, prepare, place and retain Black male teachers in elementary schools.
52 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Ep. 26 Black Men Speaks to the Hood Kings about Guns & Facials
Tim Davis & Antoine Richmond, hosts of the podcast, Hood Kings talk about the Derek Chauvin Verdict, gun ownership, men's health, and facials.
53 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Ep. 25 The ABC's of Soul Food
Adrian Miller, James Beard winner and author of Soul Food - The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, will discuss the unknown history of African-American cuisine and the prominence African-American men have played in it.
34 minutes | May 17, 2021
Ep. 24 - How to Create a Business Out of Grass
As co-founder of Roll Up Life, New Jersey’s first black-owned cannabis delivery service, Tiyahnn Bryant will talk about his journey in the cannabis business as well as providing information that will help aspiring entrepreneurs in this new enterprise in the state of NJ.
58 minutes | May 10, 2021
Ep. 23 - How Yoga Can Heal
In this episode, we will explore how Black men can prioritize internal peace when a war is being waged externally on their bodies through Yoga. Special guests include Quentin Vennie, author of Strong in Broken Places, and Yirser Ra Hotep, a 45-year Yoga Instructor practicing the art of Kemetic Yoga out of Chicago, Illinois.
57 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 22 - How To Be Inspired, Do Great Things and Live Your Dreams according to Mike Jasper.
Pittsburgh native, Michael Jasper talks about life and how he's inspired, does great things and how lives his dreams, not only in the community but for his wife and three kids as well.
57 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 21 - Prostate Cancer and Sexual Dysfunction. Let's Talk About It.
Dr. Yaw A. Nyame is a surgeon, researcher, educator, and patient advocate who specializes in general urology care and urologic cancers. My expertise includes using open and minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating kidney, prostate, bladder, and testicular cancers.
51 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 20 - How To Live and Thrive in a Grey World
Georgetown Alum, Cole Brown, author of Grey Boy - Finding Blackness in a White World follows the journey of Black identity when subsumed in an environment of white privilege. Cole digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few.
45 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Episode 19 - Black Love Matters Town Hall
In this episode, the tables are turned. Dr. Armon Perry who appeared in Episode 18, interviews me along with Rod Joiner, from the HBCU Singles Lounge and Coach Michael Taylor about the subject of Black Love from a men's perspective. This event was sponsored by Father's Incorporated.
56 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Episode 18 - Real Talk on Black Men's Views on Love, Commitment and Family
Dr. Armon Perry Author of Black Love Matters: Authentic Men’s Voices on Marriages and Romantic Relationships. He is a Professor at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work. Dr. Perry teaches Introduction to Social Work and Social Work Practice with Families. Dr. Perry’s research interests are fathers’ involvement in the lives of their children and African American men’s contributions to family functioning.
50 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Episode 17 - When it Comes to Mentoring You Have to Be All In
Season 2 kicks off with Altarik White, former high school coach of Weequahic High School in Newark. We talk about his journey from Newark hometown hero on the football field to mentor and role model who dedicated his life to the growth and development of the youth in that city.
48 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Episode 16 - Play It Smart, The Program That Defined Our Relationship or Not!
As an Academic Coach for the West Side High School and Weequahic High School football teams in Newark, NJ it was my job to impart important life-skills that would serve them as they entered manhood and beyond. We will discuss lessons learned, as well as how they have navigated adulthood.
46 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 15 - Beyond Club 151 - The State of Black Male Friendships
Over 30 years ago, a group of nine black men lived in the same dorm at a predominately white university. On the show, we will talk to four of them about the "State of Black Male Friendship" and what brought them together, and how they have maintained such a connection for so long.
50 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
Episode 14 - We Got The President and the Vice President We Wanted. Now What?
When President-elect Joe Biden Jr. thanked black voters in his victory speech during his acceptance speech, he said, "You've always had my back, and I'll have yours." But what does that mean? What are some of the changes President-elect Joeseph Biden and VP - elect Kamala Harris to need to push in order for the United States to be more equitable? Once again, we will have Morris O' Kelly from the Mo' Kelly Show, Mark Thompson from the Make It Plain Podcast, and Saladin Ambar to join me to discuss this historic event.
45 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Episode 13. Will Black Men's Mental Health Be The Next Pandemic?
Black men have always been advised time and time again to remain silent on mental health issues. Following along the lines of norms of masculinity, these are the masks society instilled in Black men to carry in the face of rampant structural racism and violent crimes that hinders their progress in the fabric of society. Is this weight killing us? I sit down with Brandon Williams, Licensed Therapist at Williams Counseling and Consulting, and Michael Cox, Licensed Counselor, and Level II Restoration Therapist to see how we as Black Men can take steps to acknowledge and restore our mental health.
29 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Episode 12 - From Lightning McQueen to the Real Thing
We speak to 18-year-old Rajah Caruth and how his love for the movies CARS and Hot Wheels led him to be selected to NASCAR's Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program.
59 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 11 - Will Black Lives Matter on Election Day
In this Encore episode, two Georgetown alums, Mark Thompson host of the Podcast Make It Plain, and Morris O'Kelly, host of the Mo'Kelly Show give us the low down on the political landscape as we are less than 90 days away from our national election. We talked about how does it feel to be called "out your name" in public by Roger Stone, who will be Joe Biden's VP candidate, and is it possible for President Trump to win another term.
49 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Episode 10 - How We Survived Our First Year of Marriage as Black Gay Men
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S. state of New Jersey since October 21, 2013. An African-American male same-sex couple reveals the high and lows of their first year of marriage.
45 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Episode 9 - What It's Like Being the Only One!
As a leadership keynote speaker, Tony Chatman provides practical, usable knowledge that people implement immediately for business and personal success. Tony’s ability to help leaders, team members, and people from every background and diversity adopt empowering mindsets and strategies that allow them to adapt, reinvent, and transform the results they produce both personally and professionally. When it comes to African-American Men in Leadership, Tony will discuss some of the ways to uncover unconscious bias and use simple tricks to neutralize personal bias and its effects. Tony is the author of The Force Mulitplier, How to Lead Teams Where Everyone Wins.
47 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Episode 8 - Say Their Name
Have you heard the names, Jamar Clark, Robbie Tolan, or Danny Ray Thomas? Probably not! Chris Colbert, CEO of DCP Entertainment, a media production and distribution company curating pivotal conversations and a platform for underrepresented voices, including people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other overlooked communities, today wanted to change that with the launch of Say Their Name, a podcast series that will highlight and memorialize the stories of 7 Black individuals who were unarmed when they were assaulted or killed by police or in stand your ground states.
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