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Work Life Integration, How Leaders Can Inspire and Impact Others – Ep. 20 with Edgar L. Vann

Bishop Edgar Vann was stepping down from the pulpit of Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit after preaching to his congregation on New Year’s Eve one year ago when he was confronted with death. “It was as if a dark curtain was falling and I could feel myself losing consciousness and falling out,”  the 60-year-old said. “I turned […]

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How to Be the Best Leader Possible and Stay Humble After Becoming Successful – Ep. 21 with Rev. Charles Williams II

Charles Edward Williams, II was born in Detroit, Michigan and reared in Birmingham, Alabama; he was built with the Ford toughness of a Midwestern American family, while planted in red dirt values of southern congeniality. With compassion and vigilance Rev. Williams uses those life experiences to guide his hands in leading the fight for workers rights,

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Youth Mentorship Program Ideas and Fostering Mentorship Amongst Youth – Ep. 22 with Sam Wells

This is an enlightening and inspiring interview with Sam Wells, of Flint, who was honored last year by the Michigan Community Service Commission. He was one of those chosen individuals from across the state of Michigan that received the prestigious GOVERNOR’S SERVICE AWARD.  Specifically, Sam was recognized as the “Mentor of the Year.” This award honors

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The Importance of Black/African American Entrepreneurship, Economics, and Education – Ep. 26 with Dr. Ken Harris

Dr. Kenneth L. Harris is the President/CEO of the National Business League, Inc., (formerly the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce) founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington in 1900, encompassing more than 15,000 members and 365 local leagues, with access to 2.5 million Black-owned businesses across the country. In this podcast, we discuss: 1) History of

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How to Inspire and Motivate Young Black Girls and Women – Ep. 14 with Loretta A. Forbes

Loretta A. Forbes is a nationally recognized girls empowerment speaker, Author of two best selling books “Hello, My Name is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.” and “If God is a King, That Makes Me a Princess” and a licensed therapist. Loretta has been featured on PBS, FOX 2 news, Rolling Out Magazine, Michigan Chronicle Newsprint, and has also been

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Why Social Entrepreneurs Need To Continuously Conduct a Self-SWOT

One thing you need to keep in mind as you’re working towards reaching your goals is that things do not stay the same. People change, laws change, and you yourself move through transitions in life, both personally and professionally. Since things are always changing, you need to do a good self examination on a regular

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Find Your Strengths, Improve Confidence, Become a Champion – Ep. 13 with Meryl Davis

When Meryl first fell in love with figure skating on a frozen lake by her childhood home outside of Detroit, Michigan, she had no idea the journey she was about to embark on. Teaming up with partner, Charlie White at the young age of nine, Meryl and Charlie began their quest together. Neither knowing much

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Why Money is Important and the Significance of Financial Literacy – Ep. 2 with Gail Perry Mason

Gail Perry-Mason, of Detroit, has come a long way, from foster care to caring for others.  Gail is a respected authority in the financial industry. And now she can add bestselling author to her list of accomplishments. And it’s her years of experience coupled with her down-to-earth but also down-to-business style that has made her

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Coleman A Young Foundation, Awards, Scholarship, Leadership – Ep. 3 with Khary K. Turner

Coleman Alexander Young (1918-1997) was the iconic Mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994. Young was the first African-American mayor of Detroit. He left a real legacy for our youth. The mission of Coleman A. Young Foundation is to develop leadership among youth through college scholarships, mentoring and other supports for personal growth and

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Poet, Playwright, and Activist Jessica Care More Talks Career – Ep. 4

jessica Care moore is a poet, playwright, actor and activist. She’s shared the stage with Steve Harvey, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka… jessica Care moore has graced the cover of The New York Times, The Metro Times, Michigan FrontPage, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, African Voices Magazine, Black Elegance Magazine, and has been featured in print and online magazines across the world,

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