Success In Black And White - The Podcast
105: Guilty Pleasures

105: Guilty Pleasures

November 29, 2020

What's your guilty pleasure? This week we spill all of our guilty pleasures, from food and beverage, to Netflix, to social media. Don't miss this fun episode! 

 
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104: Reclaiming Yourself After 2020

104: Reclaiming Yourself After 2020

November 22, 2020

How are you going to reclaim 2020? Today we discuss strategies to reclamation 2020 physically, mentally, financially, and from the lens of personal growth.

103: I Quit: A Couple’s Journey To Entrepreneurship (w/ Matteo & Julie Ferrer)

103: I Quit: A Couple’s Journey To Entrepreneurship (w/ Matteo & Julie Ferrer)

November 16, 2020
Matteo and Julie Ferrer are the ultimate power couple... no, really.  Matteo's groundbreaking men's dress shirt design led him to say goodbye to corporate and political life and start his own men's dress shirt company, VERSATTIRE (versatile + attire).  Matteo and Julie, mere months prior to their wedding, were informed by the Discovery Channel that VERSATTIRE would be featured as one of six businesses competing for seed funding on the series premier of Discovery Channel's I Quit.  The couple jumped at the chance and even let Discovery Channel film crews into their wedding! 
 
Julie is also a self-made entrepreneur in the fashion industry.  With hundreds of thousands of followers on social media and fashion designs that have been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, and Elle magazine, Julie decided in early 2020 that it was time to open her own business.  LOVE BOMSHEL is a lounge wear company with beautiful and comfortable designs.  However, Julie saw a need almost immediately at the beginning of 2020 and pivoted her business to design stylish face masks.  For every sale of a face mask, she donated a face mask to local and national hospitals in need.  Since March 2020, LOVE BOMSHEL has donated over 3,000 masks to the healthcare community. 
 
Matteo and Julie come on the show to discuss how they met, their entrepreneurial journeys, how they work together effectively, how they adapt to ensure their businesses are successful in all circumstances, and more!  You don't want to miss this episode with this fun couple! 
 
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102: Deconstructing Race In Higher Education (with Dr. Beatty)

102: Deconstructing Race In Higher Education (with Dr. Beatty)

November 1, 2020
We sit down with superstar faculty, Dr. Cameron Beatty to discuss deconstructing race in higher education.  He spills the tea on his podcast, ScholarTea, talks about his recent article: Love Letters to Blackness and those who say they love us, and everything else race in Higher Ed!  Grab your tea and sit down for this amazing interview.
 
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101: The Electoral College: Should It Stay or Should It Go

101: The Electoral College: Should It Stay or Should It Go

October 26, 2020

The Electoral College is as old as the Constitution (no, really).  And may be just as complicated to navigate.  Tonight we talk about why it was initially established, how it affects the vote today, and if people think it should stay or should go.

Resources:
Great visual representation of the electoral vote
How the US electoral vote system works
NPR Throughline: The Electoral College

 
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100: Tips For Sustaining Success

100: Tips For Sustaining Success

October 18, 2020

Its the 100th episode! Look, y'all, businesses are HARD. We talk about what it took for us to succeed, give some hints as to what's next for us, and give our 4 tips to sustaining your business even when it's hard.

​Listen now!

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99: Balancing Comedy, Politics, and Life (with Comedian E.L. Smith)

99: Balancing Comedy, Politics, and Life (with Comedian E.L. Smith)

October 11, 2020

We laughed it up this week with internationally-renowned stand-up comic EL Smith!  His comedy was reprieve from some of the heaviness happening in the world.  EL, who's comedy you can listen to on XM Satellite Radio or watch on Hulu and Amazon Prime, talks about his journey to comedian; picking up and moving across the country to California to follow his dreams; and throws in jokes throughout the interview!
 
Trust us, you don't want to miss this interview.

Extended Unedited Version Available YouTube

Find EL at:
https://www.elsmithcomedy.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/elsmithcomedy

 

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98: A Flash History Of Your Right To Vote

98: A Flash History Of Your Right To Vote

October 4, 2020

Voting is the highest form of democracy most Americans will be able to actively contribute to in their lifetimes. Yet, so many choose not to vote. We discuss the history behind your right to vote in America, forms of voter suppression, and why it's still important today.  Don't miss this episode and if you haven't registered for the 2020 General Election yet, it's not too late! 

TODAY, October 5th is the deadline!  Now go practice our hard-earned rights!

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97: Leading Diversity Initiatives With Grace (with James Davis)

97: Leading Diversity Initiatives With Grace (with James Davis)

September 28, 2020

Leading diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives can be tough to do, especially during a time of social unrest.  But James "Big Game" Davis, or J.D. as we know him, not only does this on a daily basis, but leads DEI initiatives for 70,000 employees!  This interview was both informative and inspiring.  J.D. talks to us about how his family motto "It's not about us, it's about what God wants to do through us" informs his work ethic; the strategies organizations can use to employ DEI tactics; and how you can begin doing your own DEI work for yourself.

Primary Takeaways:

  • Be the person to step out of your comfort zone and intentionally engage with people who are not like you. When you're uncomfortable, that is when you start to grow.
  • You don't have to know exactly what to say to someone (aka don't always worry about saying the "right" or "wrong" thing), you just have to be sincere.
  • Lean in to the perspectives that are different than yours (even on social media).  If you create the space where people can be themselves around you, they feel like they can open up.  If they feel like they can open up, they'll be more willing to listen and learn.
  • If you are leading any kind of team, you have to invest the time to build relationships with each individual on your team so they will develop trust in you and be open to these types of conversations.
96: A Convo About (Mixed) Race with Dr. Buggs (Part 2 of 2)

96: A Convo About (Mixed) Race with Dr. Buggs (Part 2 of 2)

September 20, 2020
In part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Buggs, she shares her advice for interracial families and raising multiracial children. 

If you missed out on part 1 of this convo, you may want to go back and listen prior to this episode!

 
Dr. Shantel Buggs is a leading scholar and researcher on interracial relationships and multiracial individuals.  She's an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and African American Studies at FSU. You can find her online here: https://shantelgbuggs.com/, and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sgbuggs
 
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