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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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95: A Convo About (Mixed) Race with Dr. Buggs (Part 1 of 2)

95: A Convo About (Mixed) Race with Dr. Buggs (Part 1 of 2)

September 13, 2020

One of the most eye-opening interviews we've ever conducted, Dr. Buggs not only fills us in on current research trends related to mixed race children and interracial relationships; she openly shares her own stories and experiences of being the child of a white mother and Black father in modern-day America.

You don't want to miss this enlightening interview that highlights the struggle of mixed race children being seen as the "saviors" of racism world-wide.

 

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

94: Interrupting Biased And Racist Language

94: Interrupting Biased And Racist Language

September 7, 2020
How do you interrupt biased and/or racist language when you see it or hear it?  We give 4 tips on how to interrupt this type of language and hold people accountable in this episode.
 
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93: Leading Successful Diversity Initiatives (w/ Dr. Gold)

93: Leading Successful Diversity Initiatives (w/ Dr. Gold)

August 30, 2020
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are hot topics recently; the number of organizations seeking to expand (or start!) EDI initiatives has skyrocketed this summer. Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold, an Assistant Provost of Diversity & Inclusion and the owner of an EDI consulting firm: Gold Enterprises, LLC, stops by our podcast to discuss what effective leadership in equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives should look like in your organization.
 
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92: Buzzwords Busted: Fake News

92: Buzzwords Busted: Fake News

August 24, 2020

"Fake news" has been a popular term over the past 4 years.  But, is how it's being used actually what it means?  In today's episode, we discuss:

  • What fake news is;
  • Who creates fake news;
  • How does fake news spread;
  • and what you can do to protect yourself from fake news.
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91: Exercise Should Be A Celebration (with A’Naja Newsome)

91: Exercise Should Be A Celebration (with A’Naja Newsome)

August 17, 2020

Tune in to this week's podcast episode with special guest, A'Naja Newsome- owner of A.M. Health & Fitness Consulting, LLC. We talk about her research exploring the barriers to exercise in marginalized populations and why she's come to understand exercise as celebration rather than punishment.

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