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Men of Change

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Men of Change

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

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This audio experience takes listeners on a thought-provoking journey through the triumphs, challenges, and achievements of some of our country’s most righteous Black men. Themes are made more personal by the voices and testimony of DC community members in the Deanwood neighborhood and Ron Brown High School students. Start at any one of 8 tour stops, but to follow our guided path, start at Ron Brown High School. Ron Brown High School students, teachers, and Deanwood community members featured ...
 
A podcast for all those socially conscious moms. I'm a black mom, raising black kids in a white world and this podcast is about the funny and not so funny moments that come with being a person of color in today's world. This is real talk about social issues, black and brown lives, black hair, relationships, mommy'ing through those terrible three's (yes I said three's), parenting kids of all ages and all the fun that comes with motherhood... all discussed with a twist of color.
 
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Who Raised Y'all

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Who Raised Y'all

Symone, Tonya, Cidney, and Darleen

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Every generation is always judging the others, never understanding why they think and act the way they do. Join in with three generations of women, who are also related, giving different points of view on anything and everything, sharing stories, and having fun. If you are looking for entertaining conversations, that most times are politically incorrect, and laughing until you cry, this show is definitely for you.
 
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One day Jesse Ross decided to apply his ample skills at fundraising for nonprofit and other organizations to a few projects of his own choosing. He set no maximum goal, no limit. The result was $200,000 and counting going toward the community projects he chose to support. No surprise that among the causes he supports is relief for the unhoused/home…
 
Karee Everett is an entertainer making it in New York. The key to making it in New York was not only being an actor, dancer and producer, it was adding "whatever you need" to his hustle. Even babysitter and dog walker to stay in the city that never sleeps. Like the rest of us, he had imperfect parents. There were periods his parents battled addicti…
 
Sam Williams admits to being more interested in athletics than his studies in high school. Fortunately for Sam, Coach Jim Newman helped him adjust his priorities. The result was that Sam attended and graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) before being drafted into the NBA in the early 80s. By the way, while at ASU, he was starting five with …
 
When Lee Ardoin moved from his small hometown of Port Arthur, Texas to Houston in eighth grade, a new world of possibilities opened up. He found himself getting rules for life from his basketball coach. His teammates invited him into their well-appointed homes. Lee started asking questions. "What do your parents do?" And that lead him to the realiz…
 
Although raised primarily in the Bronx where he currently resides, Sean Atkinson spent his teen years in Los Angeles during the 1990s. His firsthand account of the strategic process used by some community residents during the riots following the Rodney King verdict sheds light on his commitment to diversifying both the Marketing and Branding indust…
 
Research suggests that some fifteen percent of the population are genetically predisposed to being particularly sensitive to their environments and situations. While being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) makes Darryl Webster great at his job as a clinical social worker and likely contributed to his being honored as a National Father of the Year, it…
 
Through his participation in a Landmark Education course in the 1990s, it became abundantly clear to Terrence McClain that there was nothing in the way of doing whatever he wanted in life--except limiting thoughts. Unleashed, he set about to create a space where others could likewise unleash their creativity. He opened, Cafe Futures, one of the fir…
 
Originally from Placentia, California, William Adams went from the Barrio to Microsoft. He's funny, unstoppable and committed to equity in tech. He co-founded Microsoft's LEAP Apprenticeship program, increasing the percentage of women and people of color in tech. Just don't try to put him in narrow categories. Raised in a Chicano community, married…
 
If you live in Southern California, chances are Civil engineer Steve Henderson has helped you get around town. As the Engineer on Record or Project Manager for highways, trains and transportation infrastructure for renewable energy projects, he's made our lives easier. Not that he always had it easy. Henderson shares how he overcame some of the obs…
 
Eric Curtis' mother worked two jobs to ensure her children had a better life. Widowed while Eric was still young, she made sure they attended a school that would get them somewhere. Decades later, Eric Curtis is now Vice President of Engineering and Technology at an aerospace company and sought after as an expert on composite materials. It wasn't j…
 
The 365 Brothers podcast hits pause through September. Returning to regular in-person instruction in these irregular times while simultaneously returning to a slew of in-person half-marathons requires are just a couple of the happenings putting podcast production on pause. The 365 Brothers podcast returns with more amazing Brothers on October 4th. …
 
Currently, Steven Neal is President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, THE organization responsible for setting policy for the 2nd largest port in the United States. Among his many roles serving others, Steve rose from Union Steward to Labor Activist to Long Beach City Councilman and Pastor. He shares how a union rep intervened to sav…
 
You can hear in the background that the loss of his mother on Christmas Day when he was 16-years-old altered the course of his life. Call it serendipity or fate, but a book found in jail on chakras not only saved him, it became the impetus for a life change, a vegan lifestyle and a mission to promote self-healing. Rance Dunbar is now known as the C…
 
It’s not only everyday that you come across a hip hop artist who’s also an Ivy League professor. Brown University psychology professor Malik Boykin, has a new song, Dancing for Freedom, on Spotify and other platforms under his artist name, Malik Starx. Like his father, Malik is a trailblazer. His father, A. Ward Boykin was the first Professor of Ps…
 
His mother brought the concept of Neighborhood Watch to Central Islip in Long Island, New York before it was piloted around the United States. In fact, Gahrey Ovalle’s watched his mom bring Community Policing to her community. The real kind where police officers live within the community, attend local games and high-five the kids. No surprise, Gahr…
 
Jevon Wooden and I get into the Rules of Engagement--in war and on the street. Like many a 365 Brothers guest, Jevon has some credentials. He has an MBA and a Masters degree in cyber security. In fact, he still works professionally as a cyber security architect while growing his Growth Mindset Coaching business. Originally from Rochester, New York,…
 
Baltimore's Wordsmith bridges all kinds of gaps. As part of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Strategic Expansion Team, he is building a bridge between the city's classical music icon and Baltimore's majority Black Community. He bridges cultural gaps by partnering with the United States Department of State to expand his global music tours into far…
 
Ronad Mitchell rejoices in the triumphs over life's disappointments. Minister, poet, husband and father--today he's living a joy-filled life. He candidly shares about the impact of the loss of his father and the loss of his plans for abstinence until marriage. Favorite movie is Coming to America. Favorite words are from Henry Ward Beecher: "One's b…
 
While attending University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Royce Massengill traded a sensible degree in business administration for one closer to his literal and figurative dreams. Armed with a degree in Mass Communications he's built up a media business that produces film, music videos and other productions. Definitely check out his current project, th…
 
Chalmer Williams shared one of my favorite Mom stories. Let’s just say she evened the Super Soaker score by going for the water hose. As an author, screenwriter and comedian, I shouldn’t be surprised he tells a good story. He’s also a graduate of HBCU, Tuskegee University and host of the podcast Fatherhood Fridays.Originally from Denver, Colorado, …
 
Dr. J. L. Gray understands the important role family members play as caregivers to relatives dealing with serious health issues. He was there for his father and for his grandparents. As it happened, it was while finishing his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from USC. Now that he’s a management consultant with serious credentials, he’s helping transfor…
 
We all want to feel like we belong. It's no wonder that growing up harassed by skinheads in an otherwise predominately Latino community, Darren Thompson felt he didn’t belong. It didn't matter that he was book smart, his neighborhood community didn't embrace him. So he made his way to Los Angeles as often as possible. He embraced street life and st…
 
A couple weeks before finishing his college internship, Darius Taper was ready for something new. Sight unseen, after graduating from Ball State University, internship completed, he headed straight to Phoenix. He's currently a personal trainer residing in Tempe, Arizona helping people of all ages and backgrounds reach their fitness and mobility goa…
 
Kwame Dow is the quintessential "people person." He's Vice President of People for a lighting company specializing in the entertainment industry. He's also the 12th District Representative for the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Many of the 365 Brothers proudly hail from our nation many HBCU's. We get to hear a little about the legacy of HBCU, Lincoln Un…
 
It started when some men tried to strong-arm Tio Hardiman into paying his brother's debt. Skills he applied out of necessity on the streets of Chicago have now become the effective tools of globally recognized Violence Interrupters community-based mediation program. It was a straight shot by any means. Along the way he dropped out of high school, d…
 
Musician, singer and songwriter, Ju, talked back to an officer as a youth. It landed him in jail for disorderly conduct. Unable to make bail, he spent two weeks in jail. But if you think that sounds a bit crazy, wait until you hear what happened in Vegas after buying a car at an auction sale. Instagram @365brothers Facebook at 365BrothersThePodcast…
 
Houie Love moved to New York City with little more than a dream. He found himself in the shelter system and depressed. Opportunity met him right there. A non-profit affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival selected him to participate in a short film project. His short debuted at the film festival and seizing opportunity after opportunity he's now …
 
Tyrell Manning recognizes his place in a long line of kings. He's the bridge from the courageous Brothers who secured the hard won civil rights he enjoys today and the even freer future Brothers cleverly disguised as today's youth. He's an early intervention advocate specialist in St. Louis inspiring local youth. Instagram @365brothers Facebook at …
 
Alfred "Dewey" Fleming, aka "Dewey Fabulous" delivers the 411 on being a movie "extra" in a big budget Hollywood movie. If you've ever thought about being an extra, listen in. It happened because this hospital PBX operator is constantly honing his ability to trust and follow his instincts. Favorite words: "Trust your instincts." Instagram @365broth…
 
This brother connects people to the beauty of their dreams. Janoffrey Clark sold real estate for over a decade. His clients were connected through him to the homes that matched their spirit. His last transaction was helping his mother build the home of her dreams. He transitioned into fashion, styling women from various walks of life as well as cel…
 
What a year! Protests. Pandemic. Massive voter turnout. Insurrection. Laws passed to limit the massive voter turnout next time. Amidst it all, 365 Brothers interviewed over 80 Black men toward the 365 which will complete this series. This compilation of Brothers sharing their interactions with law enforcement is shared on May 25th in acknowledgment…
 
When Black men are invited to speak to the United States as if she is a woman, you want to hear what they say. Here's a short compilation of some of the answers from our first season. Listen and share. Your feedback is wanted and welcomed. Please complete this quick survey. The Brothers speaking are, in order, following the Intro: Don Davis, pastor…
 
Hi Listeners...Please complete this quick survey. Your feedback is wanted and welcomed. It's S. A. Grant's growth mindset on steroids that lead to his current work as a Growth Strategist. He earned degrees in art and web design. Then he went on to work in a host of occupations including as a travel agent, in insurance, investing and more. He combin…
 
Hi Listeners...Please complete this quick survey. Your feedback is wanted and welcomed. Corey Wynne of St. Louis, Missouri breaks down the paradox of the fast, hard worker being passed over for promotions. He worked his way around that trap and now is Operational Risk Consultant for a national bank. He's clear-eyed about opportunity and about love.…
 
365 Brothers podcast skyrocket to the top 10% of podcasts globally according to Listennotes.com in less than a year. And, while that's great, we want even more listeners to enjoy the stories, experiences and wisdom of Black men. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. The impact of racial profiling i…
 
Dear Mama, When it comes to Black Maternal Health, our work is not over when Black mothers survive and the child is born alive. Black maternal health should not fade into our peripheral because Black Maternal Health Week has passed In this episode we discuss being invited to do an art installation for Round 50 of Project Row Houses that centered Bl…
 
At least twice, teachers tried to deny the power of voice to Ewane Masango. They tried and failed. He went on to win public speaking competitions and now is an entertainer and public speaker with a side of entrepreneur. He's building a new digital space for people to build connections, improve health and empower their community. The Society, a new …
 
Kwame Simmons knows his way around the political spheres of American society. He was only hanging around Florida's state legislature to study the legislative process along with a select group of other educators. He was approached for his input on pending legislation. He gave it. Ninety percent of what he suggested was accepted by the legislation's …
 
He'd watch shows like Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch and think "I could do that!" Then a series of events moved Chris Guyton closer to his dream of acting. He moved to California after college and began working in aerospace. A colleague invited him to a party where he met a casting agent and his acting career was launched. He works as a Prod…
 
While in college Ralph Monroe, III took a course on Blaxploitation. At the end of the course, the professor gave an impassioned speech to the students encouraging them to be cognizant of the legacy they leave behind. His words lead to Ralph discovering his purpose. His business is Refined Administration Services and his podcast is Refined and Refre…
 
His boss had something for him for the holiday season. He gave a young Curtis Flemming, Sr. three things. A turkey, a pink slip and an explanation about the labor market that set him on a path of accomplishment. This Reverend and father of seven is happily married to his wife, Dr. Nancy Flemming and finishing up his dissertation. He shares his expe…
 
He started playing hockey later than most of his teammates. He made up it with hard work. Not only did he manage becoming a high school MVP, Jeremy Stegall played junior hockey in Banff, Canada and collegiate hockey at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Years later, when he found himself divorced, he did what he knows todo. He put in the work. Th…
 
After the first of several nights meant for the Miami party scene, Monk Coleman's body gave him a warning shot. It was the blood that scared him. Thirteen years of sobriety later, he's a natural, vegan bodybuilder with a message. His book Love Over Fear: A Guide to Peace and Purpose says it all. In addition to being an author and bodybuilder, Monk …
 
Marriage, then kids. As can sometimes be the case, there were plenty of examples of either the opposite order or skipping the marriage step entirely. Quinard Edwards is a proud husband and father who has created a satisfying, happy family life for himself. As a matter of fact, having satisfying interactions at home, at work and everywhere else is a…
 
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