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J. Cottle is a 2019 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, a member of the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice Advisory Board, and the Tisch College Community Partnerships Committee. He holds a B.A, M.Ed and is an educator, arts administrator, musician and writer. He's Founder/Executive Director of Dunamis. He has worked as an …
 
Dr. Herbert Harris is a retired attorney and author of numerous books including How to Make Money in Music, a highly popular guide book to the music industry published by Arco/Prentice Hall and Power Thoughts for Your Success. After practicing law for many years, Mr. Harris retired to pursue a full-time writing and speaking career. Dr. Harris studi…
 
Chef Donald J. Smith was born and raised in New Orleans, the heart and soul of Creole and Cajun culture. It was there that he learned the ins and outs of authentic Creole Cuisine at the feet of his mother and uncle. Known in culinary circles as “Chef D,” the chef specializes in Creole, Cajun, and soul food. Chef D has owned several restaurants. His…
 
As early as ninth grade, Rodney Perry knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He shares what it was like to work during the Covid era and moving from his job to full-time entrepreneurship. Plus, there are new questions this season, His answer to what women don't know about Black men gave me chills. Rodney Perry is a digital creative from Jackson, TN.…
 
Miguel Landestoy is Jazz Pianist, Educator and Arts Administrator and Podcaster based out of Boston MA currently working at Berklee College of Music as a student advisor. As a “multi-hyphenate”, he is constantly looking towards the next step on his artistic journey and how he can better serve the artistic community. The first of his family to be bo…
 
In this final episode of our 4th season, host Rahbin Shyne reflects on this pivotal moment in the United States' history when white supremacy is on the rise and the voting rights gained from the 1960s Civil Rights movement are on the wane. Please take a listen. Got 15 seconds? Please answer three-super short questions to give us feedback. Full inte…
 
In the hospital recovering from surgery, Leroy Mitchell was depressed and without purpose. The NFL was the long game. There was no back-up plan that interested him. Fortunately the well-timed gift of a Bell Hooks' book from his mentor changed his life. It offered a new way to view his life, his maleness, his future. The conversation on colonial mas…
 
After Greg Hall, M.D. started volunteering in his community, he was tapped by the Governor's office to join the Ohio Committee on Minority Health. That was the beginning of his growing expertise on the health disparities between African-Americans and other racial groups. Reading research study after research study, he noticed a correlation between …
 
How often have you come across a male nurse African-American nurse? Not so often, right? Demarcus Stevenson assures me there are plenty around when the National Black Nurses Association hosts a gathering. Demarcus is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), after earning his B.S. in Nursing and M.S. in Nursing and Healthcare Adm…
 
Raised in Temple Hills, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C, a young Eric Archer frequently visited the Smithsonian museums. He fondly remembers standing underneath an iconic (now defunct) whale exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. It left quite an impression. He's now a Marine Biologist based in San Diego where he researches whale famil…
 
John Wayne S., III got his start as a Production Assistant for George Tillman's first film, Scenes of the Soul. Two decades later, he's a filmmaker in his own right, with two films scheduled to release this year. Before starting Londyn Town Pictures (formerly JWS Productions, Inc.), John also worked in the music industry. He started off producing m…
 
His family immigrated to the United States from Jamaica when he was a child. Marvin Smith's front row seat to his mother's hard work, sacrifice and commitment to making a better life for her children instilled an unshakable, steady work ethic. While many of his peers did not attend college, he earned an Associates and then a Bachelor's degree in In…
 
He has over thirty years of lending his voice to the community in a vast array of careers. Tyree Byndom has done everything from host a radio show for over two decades to being a Founder of Urban UniverCity and Co-Founder of Black Demographics. He's even won multiple awards for his service to his community, including a key to the city. What brings …
 
Bobby Rountree's favorite quote is "While you're sleeping, someone else is working." Oh, this Brother is the one working. In the fall he'll receive his Ph.D. in Data Science. This is just one feather in his cap as the founder and owner of Dapper Data, LLC. He can program the computer, track all the data and analyze every bit of it. (Detailed bio be…
 
Shaun Murphy aka Mr. Motivation is the kind of Brother you want in your corner. He's an Army Veteran, Veteran Advocate, Serial Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker. As a Certified Veteran Recruiter, he was recognized by Michelle Obama for his work launching and leading Teach For America's Veteran recruitment initiative "You Served For America, No…
 
Our conversation covers AI in banking, a police shakedown, the crushing bias in our family courts and an ask for Killer Mike. Yes, you want to hear what this former Stanford University track star and current Vice President of Digital Channels at Union Savings Bank in Connecticut has to say. Chris Barlow has worked for a variety of financial service…
 
The lifespan of a dollar in the Black community is about six hours. Melvin Graham is committed to extending that time and to the economic empowerment of Black businesses and the Black community. His media production company is set to release the Black Business Los Angeles series documenting LA's Black business scene on Amazon Prime this September. …
 
Corey Ponder enjoyed policy and politics as a subject, but when terrorist bombs went off near his London classroom while studying abroad, he formally switched majors and left his pre-med courses and M.D. plans behind. He hasn't looked back. After holding multiple positions as a Security Analyst with the CIA, including as a quantitative methodologis…
 
Wendell Jordan has the kind of work ethic that produces results. As a young twenty-something he hustled in the New York hip hop music scene, signing acts and booking legit gigs. Now in his thirties, he manages his own marketing biz, Jordan Marketing Consultants. Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. Favorite word: "Fantastic." The always answ…
 
Several years back, a recently fired Jarrett Thomas was given an opportunity to go into sales. He had zero experience, but needed the money. As the others in the room introduced themselves as graduates of various Ivy League universities, Jarrett introduced himself as from the Bronx, named his high school instead of a college and added "I'll be the …
 
In 1967, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia that interracial couples could not be denied the right to marry one another. Also in 1967, Kevin Hofmann's White mother was married to a White man and pregnant by her Black lover during the year of the Detroit Riots. She had the baby, agreeing to put the child up for adoption to m…
 
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 not a straight shot by any means. Along the way he dropped out of high schoo…
 
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…
 
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