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  • Black Panther: The New Age of Diversity

      This week on “Will It Black” Mike Street and Everett Street discuss the recent Black Panther movie and its importance to the world of diversity.

  • Yann ilunga, Hosting Your Own Virtual Summits

    Yann ilunga is a polyglot speaking Italian, English, French, German and some Finnish. A web entrepreneur originally from Locarno, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, now living in Helsinki, Finland. After getting his master’s degree in social sci...

  • Ep. 90 – Ofo Ezeugwu CEO of ‘Whose Your Landlord.

    Ofo Ezeugwu is the CEO & Chieftain of WhoseYourLandlord. He graduated from Temple University (shout out to N. Philly!), where he was the VP of the student body and also the university’s youngest alumni convocation speaker in the school’s history. He’s a T...

  • Ep. 89 – Mario Starks founder of Soul Sense Box

    Mario Starks is a Design Technologist and Creative Consultant. He has led the development of engaging online media projects for progressive media organizations including The New York Times/T Brand Studios, Washingtonian Magazine, TV One, and the Orlando S...

  • Ep 88 – Christina Faith Creator of ‘Single and Anxious’

    Single & Anxious is an up and coming black drama series about five college students in a triangle of love, lies, and crime. It is ‘Girlfriends meets Different World’ and adopts ‘The Wire’. Christina Faith is a young black female director, producer, and wr...

  • Ep 1 – The Wiz – Will It Black? #Podcast #BlackFilm #Movies

    In this new podcast from SmartBrownVoices, Mike Street and Everett Street go boldly into the world of Black Movies. In the first episode, they explore the cult classic “The Wiz” and ask the question, WILL IT BLACK!

  • Business of Style: New York Fashion and Media Expert Tyrone Farley #MPAwards17

    An interview with Tyrone Farley, one of this year’s honorees at the Master Pioneer Awards taking place on Saturday, September 30. Tyrone is also the producer of the Menswear fashion show taking place during the awards ceremony. He discusses the event, his...

  • Chatting with the Educated Hustle Podcast

    Educated Hustle is dedicated to the people who bring their dreams to fruition. Each week’s show is filled with thought provoking guests who decided to take a leap of faith into living their hustle. Tweets by Educated_Hustle

  • EP 87 – Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey Jr. – Starting a NonProfit

    We chat with Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey of That Suits You. TSY is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization That Accepts Gently Worn Professional Attire & Provides Them Free of Charge To Qualified Men For Work & H.S Seniors For Graduation And Prom. Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey Jr....

  • How to Build an App Empire w/ Muoyo Okome

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a proud Nigerian family, Muoyo Okome has started, grown, and sold app businesses achieving 11M+ downloads across 100+ countries worldwide.   Through the Daily Spark Podcast and the Daily Spark Entrepreneur Communit...

  • Ep 86 – Yann ilunga, All About Virtual Summits

    Yann ilunga is a polyglot speaking Italian, English, French, German and some Finnish. A web entrepreneur originally from Locarno, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, now living in Helsinki, Finland. After getting his master’s degree in social sci...

  • Ep 85 – Daria Fennell, CEO of the The Daria Fennell Media Group

    Daria  Fennell CEO, Senior Entertainment Publicist, Celebrity Entertainment Journalist, & Entertainment Branding Strategist The Daria Fennell Media Group (E-Mail) dariafpr2017@gmail.com (Website) www.TheDFMediaGroup.com    The Daria Fennell Media Group is...

  • Ep 84 – Michael James Founder of Frederick Benjamin Grooming

    With over a decade of experience in executive roles at personal care giants Revlon and L’Oreal, founder Michael James experienced firsthand the lack of diversity among those product lines and the need for natural solutions that were not only prescriptive...

  • Ep 83 – Sean McKenzie Co-Founder of It’s Pink Honey

    Sean McKenzie is a seasoned advertising and start-up professional. Sean has several years of experience in branding, industry forecasting and team leadership. He has contributed creative insights working with companies like Nielsen, Nike, P&G and LVMH. He...

  • Paul C. Brunson – Working for Two Billionaires. #INeedLove

      About This Episode: @MrMikeStreet chats one-on-one with TV personality Paul C. Brunson. Learn more about how he got started working with two billionaires, what it was like working with Oprah, and how he started #MentorMondays which lead to his hosting g...

  • EP 82 – Melissa L. Cooper, Author of Making Gullah

    Recent reports about tax hikes, black land loss, and the near extinction of Gullah culture in the Lowcountry of regions of Georgia and South Carolina have made headlines in the New York Times, and featured on national TV networks like CNN. Missing from th...

  • Ep 81 – Cam F Awesome – Cam is AWESOME!

    Cam Awesome Keynote Speaker  | Emcee  | Comedian Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkenIn www.CelebritySportsSpeaker.com Cam was overweight and bullied in school. After being cut off of every team in school and never playing a single organized sport, in 2006, he...

  • Ep. 18 – Interview w/ Rodney Kellum 🙋🏾‍♂️💼🙏🏾

    Rodney Kellum is a recovered Workaholic. He works smarter instead of harder. Mr. Kellum went to college, worked hard and achieved several of his career goals. He never found himself feeling truly fulfilled. He was always tired, wasn’t meeting his financia...

  • Learn How Israel Cook, CEO of Princess Planet is Creating a Space for Black Children’s Books

    Author & Illustrator Israel Cook crafted “The Princess Planet” series inspired by his daughter. The brand hopes to showcase cultural diversity and instill that all people have inner beauty, strength and self worth. In this episode of SmartBrownVoices lear...

  • Ep. 17 – Do You Know What Time It Is?⏰💣🎤 #WokePodcast

    On today’s episode of Woke Podcasts, I made my way over to the Dr. Vibe Show. During the show, we discussed several different things that are going on within the Black community over the past week. I was on the panel with three other distinguished gentlem...

  • Ep 80 – Lillian Okoye – Doing Business in China.

    Lillian Okoye is a business strategist for visionary entrepreneurs and experts who want to build their global empire and promote their products and services at home and abroad.  Fluent in Mandarin and with a long-time interest in Asia, she started learnin...

  • Ep 79 – Tresa Chambers #StyleChambers #WomensHistroyMonth

    This week we chat with Tresa Chambers from Florida about her Bo$ podcast and Style Chambers: We produce live events, broadcast and digital content that reaches affluent taste makers passionate in fashion, art and culture.

  • Ep. 16 – The Importance of Controlling Your Own Narrative #WokePodcast

    In this episode of #Wokepodcast, I chop it up with my good friend BKE.We discussed the importance of controlling your own narrative.In a society that loves the place individuals in boxes, it is very important we craft our thoughts, speech, actions, emotio...

  • The Reset Podcast w/ Laura Mignott (@Lmigno) #InternationalWomensDay

    Digital marketing pro – and podcasting pundit – Mike Street (@MrMikeStreet) joins host Laura Mignott (Founder, experiential marketing agency Digital Flash) to dissect best practices for digital/social marketing, from uncovering your audience to incorporat...

  • EP 78 – Educated Hustle

    Educated Hustle is dedicated to the people who bring their dreams to fruition. Each week’s show is filled with thought provoking guests who decided to take a leap of faith into living their hustle. Tweets by Educated_Hustle

  • Ep. 77 – Veronica Appleton – Journey to Appleville

    Diversity in children’s books are lacking. Just last year, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center reported that out of 3,400 children’s books, only 270 were about African Americans, 113 focused on Asian Americans, 83 were about Latinos, and 42 centered ar...

  • EP. 76 – Harlem Run w/ Amir and Alison

    #Harlem1Miler – Sunday, June 18th, 2017 – Sign up! Facebook.com/HarlemRun Twitter.com/HarlemRun HarlemRun.com ALISON MARIELLA DÉSIR Passionate about community, mental health and fitness, Alison is an endurance athlete and believer that sport has the power...

  • EP. 75 – Valerine Robinson, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Unapologetically Us

    Valerie Robinson is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Unapologetically Us. Not seeing many safe havens geared towards Black women, she decided to create one that is not only reliable but relatable and genuine. Unapologetically Us, launched in 2014, is a...

  • WOKE Podcast – Ep.15 – Mohammed Speaks👊🏾🎤 #wokepodcast #smartbrownvoices

    Mohammed S. Luwemba is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan where he attained his bachelors in Political Science. In 2013 Mr. Luwemba graduated from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta Georgia. Over the past fifteen years Mohammed has...

  • Ep. 74 – Sukhtej Singh – #Investing and #Finance in 2017 #podcast

    Sukhtej Singh has a vast experience portfolio in his professional career as a money manager and financial coach. After having attained a BS in Computer Science from Binghamton University, Sukhtej ventured towards consultation and advisory, initiating his...

  • Ep 73 – Aycee Brown of Goodnightdarling.co #sleep #podcast #smartbrownvoices

    What if you could sleep through the night and not feel guilty about it? We’re here to help you sleep well and feel great doing it. Whether you are an entrepreneur, parent, or creative. Sleep affects us all in more ways than one. Some of you have severe in...

  • Ep. 14 – Willie Jackson of Abernathy Magazine💻💡✍🏾 #WokePodcast

    Willie Jackson is the founder & publisher of Abernathy. He’s an inclusion strategist, a technologist, and resides in New York City. Mr. Jackson currently serves as Technical Lead of Seth Godin’s altMBA program, a 4-week online workshop for high-performing...

  • Ep. 13 – Historical Trauma w/ Simmons (Part 4) #WokePodcast

    Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma info...

  • Ep. 12 – Historical Trauma w/ Simmons (Part 3) #WokePodcast

    Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma info...

  • Ep. 11- Black Women’s Milk is Revolutionary – #WokePodcast

    About Jasmine Boudah Jasmine is a vision driven mother and young working professional who is eager to provide the best start for as many children as possible. As a former public school educator, she sought to empower parents living in impoverished neighbo...

  • Ep 72 – Muoyo Okome – Building an App Empire #podcast #app #smartbrownvoices

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a proud Nigerian family, Muoyo Okome has started, grown, and sold app businesses achieving 11M+ downloads across 100+ countries worldwide.   Through the Daily Spark Podcast and the Daily Spark Entrepreneur Communit...

  • Ep. 71 – Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. – Negotiation for Entrepreneurs

    Kwame is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict. Negotiation is one...

  • Woke Podcast Ep. 10 – Coon Hunting

    On today’s episode, we look at the notion of coons. Which are individuals who practice inappropriate behavior when it comes to understanding the plight of black people in the world. Often times, coons are confused individuals who provide rhetoric that is...

  • Ep. 70 – Victoria Coker, ColoredContent #SmartBrownVoices

    Ms. Coker is working hard to push her brand to the forefront. The ColoredContent founder was a 2016 Blogalicious Perfect Pitch finalist. Most recently she launched, Startup WOC, a vlog that documents her journey as a women of color in the tech industry. F...

  • Woke Podcast – Ep. 9 – Escapism

    Escapism: The systematic process of compensating for inferior social and psychological beliefs, feelings, and status. The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. Always...

  • #SmartBrownVoices – Ep. 69 – Amanda Spann (@AmandaSpann)

    We week we chat with Amanda Spann about her new ebook series, #LaunchLove. This is a series of step-by-step guides to help entrepreneurs build a buzz for their brands on a budget. She came up with the idea a few weeks after leaving corporate America. “I h...

  • Ep. 8 – Dealing with Grief – #StayWoke #SmartBrownVoices

    On today’s podcast we will gain concepts and strategies to addressing  significant loss. It is essential to gain a healthy understanding on loss in the process of healing. It is important to realize, that grieving and feelings of loss is natural and that,...

  • #SmartBrownVoices – EP. 68 – Mark S. Luckie

    I’m Back! On this episode we chat with Mark S. Luckie about his article “How Black People Built Social Media.” Here is an excerpt: “God created black people and black people created style,” George C. Wolfe once wrote. African-Americans heavily influence e...

  • All Things #FinTech with James Felton Keith (@JFKii) CXO & Advocate for #PersonalData Ownership and Economic Inclusion.

    James Felton Keith is an engineer, ethnographer, and economics analyst. His intrigue with the culture of capitalism, distribution of value, and technological integration of the world are the primary drivers of his endeavor. Keith has held executive and co...

  • Ep. 7 – #YouGoodMan (Black Males and Mental Health) @wokepodcast #SmartBrownVoices

    Today’s podcast we take a look at the mental health struggles that black males face on a consistent basis. As we know, being a black person in an antiblack world it is stressful, traumatic, and downright depressing. Today on Twitter #YouGoodMan was treadi...

  • Ep. 6 – Level Elite (Mindset) #SmartBrownVoices @WokePodcast

    Level elite is an audiobook designed to help those that need help the most. This is a Self-development audiobook that is crafted for people who are classified as Black. S.E.L.F. is an acronym that stands for Survival Education for Legacy & Future. This is...

  • EP. 67 – David Lamp (@authordavidlamb) – “On Top Of The World (Until The Bell Chimes)” #Podcast #Book #SmartBrownVoices

      “Dynamic novel about the price of fame packed with so many laughs and so much heart, I couldn’t put it down.”– Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop Artist      Pre-Order the book here. “This modern re-telling is a hoot! The anti-hero, Scrooʝe, is nothing short of enter...

  • Ep. 5 – What is Black Culture??? #SmartBrownVoices @TheWokePodcast

    I have come to the conclusion that change is the process of altering habits of culture (I will explain this further in a later blog post). Change is something that is often a part of any solution. However, I have found that Change is never defined clearly...

  • Ep.4 – Historical Trauma w/ Sam Simmons (Part 2) @thewokepodcast #SmartBrownVoices

    Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma info...

  • Ep. 66 – Nathan Williams & Jennia #SmartBrownVoices #Podcast

    Nathan Hale Williams and Jennia Fredrique Aponte, Co Directors of the short film, 90 Days After ninety days of dating, Jessica and Taylor are forced to confront the realities surrounding living and loving with HIV after one of them reveals he/she is HIV p...