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Social Shade Tree
12 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Mel's Journey--Episode 5
Mel takes us on a journey of thankfulness and gratefulness while exploring his options for cancer treatment. Thank you Mel for being transparent in this process of dealing with this health challenge called cancer.
8 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Mel details his journey and the emotional state he faces as he deals with the struggle of conquering cancer. The journey continues. . .
11 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Melvin shares his experiences over several days of his journey to conquer cancer.
3 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Mel's Journey Continues: Thankfulness--Episode 2
Mel's journey continues. In this episode, he shares a moment of thankfulness. Be blessed.
10 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
Mel's Journey--Episode 1
Melvin details his daily efforts to help him grapple with the greatest challenge he has faced in life--cancer. Settle under the Shade Tree, as we journey together in this latest life event.
41 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
The Calling of Fatherhood: A Conversation with Minister Slugger
Happy Father's Day Weekend to all the fathers. Whether a person is a biological, surrogate, or step up dad, we salute the effort and work that it takes to be a successful father. This week, we explore the challenges associated with fatherhood from a minister's perspective--Minister Slugger. Join us for an engaging conversation, as he helps us grapple some of the social challenges plaguing today's dads in the 21st Century. We believe there is a lot of information to be shared under the Social Shade Tree! Happy listening!!
49 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
The Daddy Difference: Exploring the Standards and Significance of Fatherhood for a Successful Community
In this episode, the hosts, along with guests, Christopher Earl, a social worker in the Los Angeles area, and Kenneth Thompson who is an advocate of helping fathers become better dads, team up to ask questions and proffer solutions to make the community better. We think you will agree that dads make a positive difference and impact on our communities.
11 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Real Talk: An Appeal to Civility
Melvin C Carter III takes a brief moment to discuss and posit the happenings of the day, and he simply uses his platform to make an appeal for civility. Sit a spell under the social shade tree, and make your contribution to a better tommorow.
61 minutes | Sep 5, 2020
Community Policing: Tips, Tools, and Tactics to Deal with Current Realities in Amerca
Sit a spell under the Social Shade Tree as we address tips, tools, and tactics to assist our community in dealing with the efforts and mechanisms of community policing. In this conversation, the hosts, Melvin and Johnny, talk with former police officer Stan Mason, and they discuss the history of community policing, and its implications in light of today's current events. As well, they seek to discover opportunities wherein the greater community can come together to gain a better understanding for seeking solutions to a better tomorrow. The topics surround difficult and painful historical topics, but as community stakeholders, the unpleasant discussions can lead to a productive and healthy outcome for future generations. Come, sit, commune, and enjoy the peace of collective community shade!! Enjoy!!
51 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Insights of Legal Structures for Businesses with Attorney Darius Brown
This show addresses legal considerations for new, emerging, and seasoned businesses. Mr. Darius Brown, who is also a veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps, attorney, and real estate broker, delves into particular concerns that should be addressed when creating legal entities, and offers the listeners some suggestions to assess before delving into any business. Sit a spell under the Social Shade Tree, and learn how you too can learn practical tools and tips that may help your business be legally protected, as it grows and prospers in this ever changing world. Enjoy the listen!!!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
41 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Saving Lives with Officer Darius Brown
This episode delves into the success stories and the necessity of mentoring our youth in today's public schools. Specifically, Officer Darius Brown of the Waco Independent School District shares his experiences and how he is making a difference in the lives of youth through his mentoring program: Becoming Better Boys. He also addresses the significance of the role that community policing serves in debunking the myths surrounding the necessity of police in local schools and communities. Sit back, listen, learn, and ponder on the ways you too can help advance the greater cause for community under the Social Shade Tree! Happy listening!!
41 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Gentrification and Revitalization in East Waco, Texas
This episode explores the changes taking place in East Waco, Texas, and looks at the effects of gentrification in light of revitalization, and helps listeners grapple with the new realities of changing communities. Wannika Muhammad is a local resident, business owner, and community advocate who helps us understand this phenomenon first-hand, and gives us tools and ideas with how to deal with changing developments in the future. Enjoy the conversation under the Social Shade Tree!!
36 minutes | May 1, 2020
Larry Fulcher and His Musical Wisdom
Larry Fulcher has played professionally for many decades with many popular stars including Smokey Robinson, the Crusaders, and Taj Mahal. Sit a spell with us under the social shade tree as we explore the timeless wisdom of this Grammy Award winning musicain, and learn what he has to teach about his journey through life and the lessons he has learned along the way.
67 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Business Tips and Tactics with Sidney Warren
This episode explores options for businesses in light of pandemic events taking place. Sit a spell under the Social Shade Tree and learn measures that businesses and owners can take in these unprecedented times to not only survive, but thrive. Sidney Warren, a seasoned business owner and thought leader takes the time to sit a spell with us in the Social Shade Tree Community, and share his ideas on how we can come out successfully during these historic economic times. His timeless wisdom promotes hope and provides promising and practical measures business owners can take. He also gives us powerful examples of how this practical advice can translate into tips and tactics that can potentially establish businesses to be sustainable in the future. Feel free to grab a pen and pencil, your favorite snack and beverage, and soak up the valuable knowledge, as it can only be dispensed in the setting of the Social Shade Tree Community. Happy listening!!
31 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Live Your Best Life Today
This episode explores the importance of coming to grips with death. The author, Kate Manser visits with Melvin and Johnny and helps them uncover ways to live your best life now. After experiencing the untimely death of some of her close friends, Kate personally decided to take control of her life, and learn how to best deal with life's most inevitable reality--death. Listen to this podcast as Kate shares what she has learned, and how we as a community can come to grips, about a subject that is rarely addressed in our cross cultural communities. Also, learn the methodologies she employs to help us live our greatest moments in the present moment. Sit with us as we learn how to grapple with the fact: You Might Die Tomorrow!!
38 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
The Big Comeback--Exploring the Life and Wisdom of Booker T. Washington
This week, the Social Shade Tree discusses the life contributions on the greater world community of Booker T. Washington by examining the relevancy of ten of his most famous quotes. The Social Shade Tree community looks at the importance of Booker T. Washington's perspectives, in light of recent pandemic events, and discusses the practicality of implementing his timeless wisdom. Listen in and enjoy the knowledge under this social shade tree.
40 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
A Conversation with Saul Paul--A Musician with a Message
This episode takes a dive into the life of musician, educator, motivational speaker, artist, and humanitarian Saul Paul. In this episode, he explores lifelong lessons and wisdom to our Social Shade Tree Community that are educational, inspirational, motivational, spiritual, and timeless! Sit under the proverbial "shade tree" with us as we explore how these lessons can be used to transform us into better humans!!
8 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
This episode explores the new and changing roles of our society, and how we need to get back to the basics of living; as a social shade tree community, we have to ponder the question of whether we are up to meet the new challenges!!
24 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Social Shade Tree--Introduction and Purpose of the Podcast
This podcast explores timeless wisdom using humor and community insight to explore current topics of interest. Together, we explore potential social solutions under the proverbial community shade tree--only virtually!!
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