Category Archives: Black Empowerment 365: Season 1 (2016)

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Black Empowerment 365: Emuna Zamani vs The Florida Judicial System

Episode 23 Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Emuna Zamani as she talks about her battles with The Florida Judicial System. August 26, 2016

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Previous Episode 22.Damien D. Smith #TheHumanityInUs
Next Episode 24. T.B.A.

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Guest
Emuna Zamani @EmunaZamani https://twitter.com/EmunaZamani

If asked to describe herself, Emuna Zamani would more than likely use the adjective “successful” ; college graduate, a career that placed her in management of 100+ employees in various states, accolades on her desk and wall but most importantly, she was able to support her family which consisted of herself, a son and two daughters.

Being a successful, black woman in corporate America can fool even the smartest of women into believing that certain trials that plague others black women would somehow pass them over because of certain successes. In 2010, Emuna learned that she was not immune to being targeted by the beast, The Florida Judicial System and its offspring, The Florida Department of Corrections.

In this interview, Emuna will discuss just how personal this fight became for her and why although it seems that she is at the end of the fight, she is committed to making this a lifetime battle to help others.

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Black Empowerment 365: Damien D. Smith #TheHumanityInUs

Episode 22 Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Actor/Film maker Damien D. Smith about his project #TheHumanityInUs link to his videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYbc8FbXuNc. August 19, 2016

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Previous Episode 21. Improving Literacy for Children and Adults w/ Kofi Myler
Next Episode 23. Emuna Zamani vs The Florida Judicial System

 


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Guest

Damien D. Smith @DamienDSmith https://twitter.com/DamienDSmith

This day in history August 19

http://www.blackfacts.com/search/8/19

1963 – Youth from the NAACP Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters in Oklahoma City,

Youth from the NAACP Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters in Oklahoma City, 1963

#TheHumanityInUs

An Artivism project by Damien D. Smith

Link:

https://youtu.be/MYbc8FbXuNc

Purpose:

I’ve put together a visual art instillation, focusing around the recent police murders of African-Americans in the United States of America. Its purpose is to bring to light that “WE” as African-Americans are actually, humans. We feel that one of the reasons that these horrific events keep happening is that, in the eyes of certain Law Enforcement Agencies, African-Americans are not viewed as human beings.

How it went down:

On July 14, 2016 a collective of African-American artist came together to record a series of testimonials under the direction of actor/director, Damien D. Smith.

The only scripted dialogue was:
“If I should die by the hands of the police”

When putting this project together, Smith took elements of all the rich and illuminating stories that the artist told and created a narrative. None of their stories are told in there entireties for the initial release of #TheHumanityInUs.

Participants:

Damien D. Smith (Director & Artivist)

Participants:

Thomas Q. Jones (Former NFL Running Back, Actor, Straight out of Compton)

Milauna Jemai Jackson (Actress, Aquarius – NBC, Strike Back – Cinemax)

Carl Seaton (Director, Bad Dad Rehab, TV One)

Natasha Ward (Casting Director, Kicks, The Perfect Match)

Damien D. Smith (Actor/Director, Bedtime with Black n Sexy, Born Again Virgin – TvOne)

Fred Thomas Jr. (Director, R&B Divas Los Angeles: The Divalogues)

Khalilah Joi Dubose (Being Mary Jane – BET, Agent Carter – ABC)
Malik Barnhardt (Actor, 8 Mile, Next Day Air)
Michael Payne (Actor)
Edwin Morrow (Rap Artist)
Tomi Townsend (Singer)
Jackie Stone (Director)

Theo Caesar (Agent)
Damon Turner (Activist)
Myles Payne
David Ashley
Reesha L Archibald
Aaron Opara
Maleena Lawrence
Allen Sowelle
Desmond Faison
Adebola afolabi
Danna Kiel
Emmanuel V Rumph
Reginald T Dorsey
Randall C Dansl
Crystal Cotton
Yakeri Chambers
Keelan Nealey
Aisha Alese
Megers Frierson
Theo Wilson

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Black Empowerment 365: Improving Literacy for Children and Adults w/ Kofi Myler

Episode 21 Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Kofi Myler as the topic is Improving Literacy for Children and Adults. August 12, 2016 Video https://blab.im/quianna-rodriguez-black-empowerment-365-improving-literacy-for-children-and-adults-w-kofi-myler

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Previous Episode 20. Writer Sophia Stewart Real Creator of the Matrix & Terminator
Next Episode 22. Damien D. Smith #TheHumanityInUs

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Guest

Guest: Kofi Myler @kofimyler https://twitter.com/kofimyler

This day in history August 12

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1891 – Lillian Evans, world famous opera star

Lillian Evans, world famous opera star and a founder of the National Negro Opera company, born

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Black Empowerment 365: Writer Sophia Stewart Real Creator of the Matrix & Terminator

Episode 20 Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome writer Sophia Stewart Real Creator of the Matrix & Terminator source material. August 5, 2016 Video https://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-writer-sophia-stewart-real-creator-of-the-matrix-terminator

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Previous Episode 19. Dr. Vibe
Next Episode 21. Improving Literacy for Children and Adults w/ Kofi Myler


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Guest

Guest: Sophia Stewart @Sophia_Stewart https://twitter.com/sophia_stewart

http://www.truthaboutmatrix.com/

About Sophia Stewart

Writer of the Terminator and Matrix movies Child prodigy, prolific writer, poet and creative genius are just a few of the terms used to describe Sophia Stewart.
Stewart enters the City University of New York and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and minors in law and psychology.
While attending the University, she studied under the guidance of many celebrated authors and writers such as:

Max Segal, a former journalist of the New York Times,
Emile Capouya, publisher, editor, essayist, and critic,
Paul Cherry, a playwright for Broadway

She, also, served as an intern for television at the Public Broadcasting Station WNET Thirteen, where she worked with Oscar winning film documentary producer, Perry Miller Adato.
Her graduating class was honored with a special letter/citation from President Jimmy Carter.

In 1979, her love and skills for writing motivated her to move from New York to Los Angeles where she studied cinema at the University of Southern California (USC).
It was there she had the opportunity to study film under the auspices of producer Leon Roth; father of Eric Roth, screenwriter of the movie Forrest Gump.

By the early 80’s she had started writing professionally. It was through her association with the entertainer Janet Jackson that she became involved in a special project that enabled her
to write her first television scripts entitled “My Special Love” and “Blue Short”. During this period Ms. Stewart also had the opportunity to work at Columbia Pictures in the office of Vice President Dick Berres. It was at Columbia Pictures where Dick Berres supported her aspirations to write and gave Sophia five first draft scripts. One was called “From Here to Eternity”.

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Black Empowerment 365: Dr. Vibe

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they speak with Dr. Vibe. July 29, 2016 https://blab.im/la-born-dr-vibe-black-empowerment-365
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Guest: Dr. Vibe @drvibeshow https://twitter.com/drvibeshow

Host & Producer of The Dr. Vibe Show – Info for #blackmen & those who love them. G+ Hangout Host & Contributor @GoodMenProject. 2012 @blkweblogawards Winner

thedrvibeshow.com

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Black Empowerment 365: Economic Empowerment with Clyde Anderson

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they speak with Clyde Anderson. July 22, 2016 https://blab.im/quianna-rodriguez-black-empowerment-365-economic-empowerment-with-clyde-anderson

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Clyde Anderson @clydeanderson
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Like you, Clyde was born with a purpose, but the price of discovery didn’t come without obstacles or multiple challenges. Persevering through setbacks, financial circumstances and personal failures ultimately led to Clyde’s success and shifted his life perspective. Clyde believes having a mindset to overcome and succeed is a moment-to-moment choice. It’s not about money, material possessions or making up for past inequities, but rather using what you currently have to achieve what you want. Clyde learned these valuable lessons years ago and has committed his life to showing others how they can succeed in all areas of life by tapping into their gifts and talents.

Referred as an ‘Economic Renewal Expert’ and ‘Change Agent’, Clyde is able to see a person’s potential, identify a problem and effectively communicate comprehensive proven solutions that prompt action. Using skills developed during his tenure as a mortgage consultant, Clyde created several economic empowerment programs able to help people change their situations and achieve the financial freedom they desire. With over a decade of personal finance empowerment coaching, Clyde’s practical authentic approach and fusion of real-life stories and conversational techniques connect with people at an intimate, intense and individual level. As a 15 year personal finance veteran, Clyde has served as a money contributor on CNN, where he’s appeared over 400 times and designated as a CNN ‘New Guard’, which identifies up and coming news makers.

Clyde is a national bestselling author of “What Had Happened Was, “Fundamental W.E.A.L.T.H. Principles” and “Where’s My Change?” In addition to penning his own titles, Clyde has ghostwritten over 20 titles for professional clients under his full service writing and publishing company ParaMind Publications. Clyde is also an acclaimed public speaker known as “The Speaker’s Teacher” providing workshops and personal coaching designed to develop better speakers and presenters using the same blueprint that has helped create and elevate his brand.

A sought after voice around the globe for many organizations, Clyde has spoken for New York Life Insurance Co., Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, NeighborWorks, National Black MBA, Financial Therapy Association, Operation HOPE, Virginia Tech, Boy Scouts of America, Coke, National Housing Conference, The Brand Bank and numerous fraternities, sororities, non-profits, churches, and U.S. city, state and federal agencies. Clyde has also shared his expertise on several media outlets including CNN, CBS, Radio One, Inc. Magazine, Rolling Out, Essence, local and nationally syndicated radio shows as well as his own weekly podcast Making Change.

Clyde continues to help people discover, plant and nurture their seeds of success in all areas of life while promoting personal economic development to audiences world wide. Clyde lives in Atlanta with his wife and three daughters whom he unapologetically call his “why’s”.

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Black Empowerment 365: Author Diamond Disclosure

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Author Diamond Disclosure. The topic is her book Why am I the only black girl in the shaman room?. April 29, 2016 Videohttps://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-black-empowerment-365-author-diamond-disclosure

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Guest:
Diamond Disclosure @ddisclsoure https://twitter.com/ddisclsoure

This day in Histroy for April 29 1899 – Duke Ellington Born

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Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, world famous musician, born in Washington, D.C.

Diamond Disclosure

http://www.amazon.com/only-black-girl-shaman-room-ebook/dp/B01DB29U5Y/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459228586&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Tonesha+Renae

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Black Empowerment 365: “Boot2Boom” Avalaura & Fitzgerald

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Avalaura & Fitzgerald. The topic is their show Boot2Boom. April 22, 2016 Video https://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-boot2boom-w-avalaura-and-fitzgerald

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Guest:
Avalaura @HealerAvalaura https://twitter.com/HealerAvalaura
Fitzgerald @askaprotv https://twitter.com/askaprotv

This day in Histroy for April 1922 – Charles Mingus Born

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Charles Mingus, jazz musician, born.

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Black Empowerment 365: “Your Brand is Boring” w/ Jordan Hales

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Author/Comedian Jordan Hayles. The topic is about her forthcoming book Your Brand is Boring. April 15, 2016 Videohttps://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-your-brand-is-boring-w-author-comedian-jordan-hayles

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Guest:
Jordan Hayles @joriehay https://twitter.com/joriehay
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This day in Histroy for April 15 1919 – Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett born

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Lithographer and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett was born in Washington, DC. Catlett was the first woman to teach sculpture at the School of Fine Arts, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Jordan Hayles Bio

What’s the point of life if you never laugh? Jordan Hayles, author of the delightfully rude manifesto: Your Brand is Boring; is a comedic storyteller and edutain-er who is transitioning into stand-up comedy. She helps businesses and personal brands understand why customers don’t care and never buy. And best of all, she knows how to craft one helluva story.

Don’t tell anybody, but she was actually supposed to be a medical doctor. But then entrepreneurship happened. And then comedy. And there was no turning back.

You can catch Jordan on Blab during her hilarious show: The Lunchtime Comedy Chats where she simplifies comedic genius into strategies everyday folks can use in life and business. She also tells inappropriate penis jokes in her nerd glasses and afro.

Find out more about Jordan at www.jordanhayles.com

Links:

Website: www.jordanhayles.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/joriehay
Your Brand is Boring Manifesto: amzn.to/1MOfz3V

http://www.amazon.com/Your-Brand-Boring-Jordan-Hayles/dp/1530692903/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp%3Bqid=1459184302&amp%3Bsr=8-1&amp%3Bkeywords=your+brand+is+boring

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Black Empowerment 365: Making Our Delicacies Healthier w/ Cordelia Gaffar

Join Hosts Quianna Rodriguez @HappyWorkWeek and Kinte Fergerson @KinteF as they welcome Cordelia Gaffar. The topic is Making Our Delicacies Healthier. April 8, 2016 Video https://blab.im/kinte-ken-tay-of-la-making-our-delicacies-healthier-w-cordelia-gaffar

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Guest:
Cordelia Gaffar https://www.facebook.com/Workoutaroundmyday

This day in Histroy for April 1990 – Percy Julian, developer of drugs to combat glaucom

http://www.blackfacts.com/search/4/8

Percy Julian, developer of drugs to combat glaucoma and methods to mass produce cortisone and George Washington Carver are the first African American Inventors admitted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the hall’s 17-year history.

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