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Offering an interesting perspective on things from the past and the present.

Offering an interesting perspective on things from the past and the present.
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Offering an interesting perspective on things from the past and the present.




Black Trans Lives Matter How to love and support all black trans women

Join the Rev and his amazingly cool and beautiful trans female friend Carmen as they honor the 11 trans trans black women killed in the US thus far this year and discuss how to best love, support, and protect trans women. They also discuss why so many black trans women become sex workers, and how those interested in dating them should best approach them. This episode is in memory/honor of: Dana Martin, Jazzaline Ware, Ashanti Carmon, Claire Legato, Muhlaysia Booker, Michelle 'Tamika'...


A Conversation with Oliver Twixt

Listen as the Rev. has a high energy conversation with the original Nerd himself, rapper, singer, content creator, and Chasing Reality star Oliver Twixt. They discuss everything from how Twixt's mentors TS Madison, Funky Dineva, and George 2.0 have helped keep him stay focussed and build his brand. Twixt also gives practical advice for others creatives and discusses his latest viral video production that he created for rapper Young KSB. BE warned that this episode contains strong language...


Overcoming Bullies & Honoring Phillip Spruill the bullied 11 Year old who killed himself

Each and every person has a relationship with bullies. Perhaps we have survived being bullied, or witnessed our friends in school being bullied, or maybe we ourselves were bullies. Join Rev. Derek as he discusses the very sad outcome of 11 year old Phillip Spruill's school bullying- his successful suicide attempt. Shout out to Ms. Camille Saba Smith for singing on this episode, and Shout out to instagram's @JoshuaLenox1, @TheeRoyalTrinity, and @iam_jmar for lending their thoughts and voices...


Black People Combating the 400 years of Oppression from White People

This special episode of A Region in my Mind- a Podcast is the audio of a speech that Rev. Derek delivered on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 at the City of Cincinnati's official MLK Day celebration. Hundreds of people packed music hall to hear this thoughtful, inspiring, and challenging message! Shout out to Rev. Derek playing the intro and exit piano music on this episode as well.


Honoring Nigel Shelby who died by suicide after being bullied for being gay

The suicide death of 15 year old black gay teen Nigel Shelby has plastered social media for weeks. In this episode, the Rev. reflects on the tragedy and shares tributes/thoughts from listeners of this podcast. He also considers the best way to honor the legacy of this beautiful soul who is gone too soon! A special thanks to Zurda for the music for this week's episode. A song entitled "Funeral." Please like, share, subscribe, review and rate FIVE STARS!


Interview with Author and Professor Dr. Holly McGee and her research on Elizabeth Mafeking

Rev. Derek sits down with his home girl (listen for the inside joke lol) Dr. Holly McGee, History professor at the University of Cincinnati, who has recently published her book: Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile: The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking. The book tells the story of a little known antiapartheid leader who ran away and lived in exile for over three decades after being targeted by South Africa's apartheid government. They also discuss black people learning how to swim and...


Auntie Maxine, Muhlaysia Booker, and the tragedy at Notre Dame

In this episode Rev. Derek discusses how Auntie Maxine (Congressperson Maxine Waters) just continues to inspire us with her status as the "Queen of Shade" with one simple declaration: "If you wish to leave, you may." Rev. Derek also parallels the strength, courage, and example of the California Congressperson with the monstrous and vile recent beating of Trans Person of Color (TPOC) Muhlaysia Booker in Dallas Texas. He also calls for prayers for the 850 year of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris...

Let's Discuss R. Kelly, Joe Biden, Nipsey Hussle, and Zion Wade

This episode of A Region in my Mind discusses former Vice-President Joe Biden's recent apology video outlining how he will stop being so touchy feely when talking to men and women from this point forward. The Rev. also discusses issues with R. Kelly's perpetual victimhood and recent 28 second "concert" and how fans of the recently slain rapper Nipsey Hussle address his problematic comments on the LGBTQ community in the past. We also celebrate eleven year old Zion wade and his supportive...


A Lesson in growth and coming of age from James Baldwin

James Baldwin was an amazing writer, activist, thinker, leader, and intellectual. Perhaps he was one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. In this episode, we listen to insightful interviews from Maya Angelou, Lou Gossett Jr, and James Baldwin himself as we are inspired by Rev. Derek's coming of age story, and reflect on racism, homophobia, religion and the like.


Understanding and correcting the negativity of Kim Burrell

Recently Kim Burrell pissed off many R&B fans by throwing shade at that incomparable Fantasia in an attempt to encourage embattled gospel singer Le'Andria Johnson. Ms. Burrell went on to go live on facebook and brag about her $1,800 and $2,000 shoes and mink coats. Journey through A Region In My Mind as I challenge Kim Burrell and people who think like her to do better. Hear the actual clips of Kim Burrell.


Inspiration from Writer/Thinker/Activist James Baldwin

James Baldwin is one of the greatest minds to ever occupy the planet. Hear some iconic and rare interviews with him as he discusses racism, homosexuality, and the evils of capitalism/consumerism. Rev. Derek, one of this country's leading religious/LGBT/race & social justice activists provides insight and challenges us through his own coming of age story.


A bunch of questions to get to know Derek

Derek Terry is one of the leading black and queer religious voices of his age. He has a combined social media following of over 250,000 people that he affectionately refers to as his "online congregation." This episode take the time to get to know the Rev. outside of his usual work as a lgbtq/race and social justice activist while also providing some social commentary, humor, and encouragement.