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The Black Male Archives' podcast exists to show the many characters, professions, and perspectives of Black Men across the world and to curate our journey and Promote a positive narrative! Visit our website at






(BOLD) Brothers Offering Leadership Development

Pastor and Author Marvin Mims, Sr. He is the Pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Memphis, TN and a member of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association. He is the Founder and President of B.O.L.D. BROTHERS, (BOLD) Brothers Offering Leadership Development, a mentoring program established in September 2001, for young men. Mims is also the Founder and President of MAN H.O.P.E. (Man Hour of Power Enrichment), established in July 2021, a ministry designed to empower men based at St. Mark Baptist Church. He serves as a volunteer with ‘Arise to Read’ a program assisting second graders with their reading skills. His community service with BOLD includes mentoring in Shelby County Schools, delivering meals to Senior citizens for Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), and providing meals to homeless individuals in downtown Memphis, TN. Mims academic credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Crichton College in 2007 and a Graduate Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University in 2017. He served from 1979 to 2011, in the United States Air Force, with a background in Information Technology and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. He has received the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal in conjunction with additional medals and awards during his military career. Mims provides support to Memphis Union Mission, Mid-South Food Bank, Sickle Cell Foundation of TN, Neshoba Community Resource Center: Memphis Lupus Support Group, and Bethel International Ministries in Kenya, East Africa. Marvin Mims Sr. is a native of Greenville, Mississippi. He is married to Anita, their children are Marvin Jr., Takenya, Tracy Ann, Joshua, and he has two grandsons Hazen and Addison. Pastor Marvin Mims Sr. wrote and self published his first book titled “The Crossroads of Champions: Manhood, Military, Marriage & Ministry.” The interconnectedness of the lives of Rev. Dr. Johnny Clarence (J.C.) Bachus and Marvin Mims Sr. (A Well known late Pastor in Memphis who left him the church before his passing). While reading the book you will find that Pastor Mims faced discrimination throughout his life and in the military but he talks about empowerment and how he overcame certain trials. As well as the importance of mental health, therapy and having a solid family support system. We would love the opportunity of Pastor Mims being a guest on your The Black Male Archives one day to talk about manhood, marriage, ministry, mental health and so much more. With hopes that his story and the book resonates with all readers and in particular Black men. Wishing that they will soon see a champion within themselves. BMA Database


Hall Wealth Management

We talk with Andrei Hall who was a VP of marketing at Xerox for 25+ years. He's currently a member of Ed Slott’s ( MSNBC, PBS) Master Elite Advisor, a group dedicated to solving the most complex retirement issues. Andrei Hall, President of Hall Wealth Management Group, has over 18 years’ experience in wealth management for retirees, high level executives, celebrities, and business owners. Hall Wealth Management’s success is based on Andrei’s firm belief in a holistic financial planning process. This starts with a comprehensive plan to develop planning, retirement, and estate strategies and determining which investments to be best utilized. BMA Database


Early Education of African American Pharmacists 1870-1975

We interview the author of Early Education of African America Pharmacists 1870-1975 Largely forgotten are those African American pharmacy schools that were formed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that are now defunct, but not before introducing a significant number of African American pharmacists into the profession for the first time in the history of the country. Although the schools did not survive the racism, economic, and social challenges during the time, they made significant contributions to the health of their communities and paved the way for the diversity and inclusion of African Americans in pharmacy that continues today. This book reviews seven schools that were established for the purpose of training African American pharmacists after the Civil War to service their communities but are now defunct; identifies some of the first college-trained African American pharmacists in the U.S.; introduces the first African American females to receive a pharmacy degree; and describes African American pharmacists who overcame, what may be considered insurmountable odds, to be successful practitioners and entrepreneurs for the benefit of their communities. BMA Database


Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John A. McFall

Lahnice Hollister is Dr. McFall's grandniece. She became aware that Dr. McFall wrote a book while researching the McFall family history. She finally found Dr. McFall's manuscript in the Fisk University archives. Though Dr. McFall did not intend its publication, Lahnice believes that Dr. McFall's voice needs to be heard and has relevance to today's issues about race in America. BMA Database



We speak with Aaron Whitfield of the Black+Introvert podcast BMA Database


Black Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

We interview James Howard a college professor, design historian, entrepreneur, industrial designer, inventor and restauranteur. He owns and operates one of the area’s top niche food establishments, “Cozy Cupboard Tea Room”. Howard also brings over 25 years of experience as a design professor and has authored a course on Design Thinking and Design History that explores the impact of design on society. Accomplished Industrial Design educator and entrepreneur, Howard has lectured on the experience of the Black American inventors, often drawing a parallel with many of his own experiences as an AA innovator to those innovators of the past. Howard is an extraordinary inventor who has 20 patents. Many of these extraordinary innovations save people's lives every day. BMA Database


Mission Fulfilled 2030

We interview Mr. Moore a powerful speaker who leverages his story as at-risk youth to change the narrative for disadvantaged and underserved students. He teaches how he overcame being a low achieving student to working for some of the top consulting firms in the world. Mr. Moore leverages his experience with racism in corporate America as a diversity and inclusion speaker focusing on how to discuss race in the workplace. Mr. Moore is a graduate of Norfolk State University where he achieved a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. He has over 20 years of experience as a federal government contractor as an information Technology and Cybersecurity Engineer. He has also worked as an educator in the public school system teaching technology. Mr. Moore is a two-time Amazon Best Selling Author most noted for his first title “Motivate Black Boys - How to Prepare for Careers in STEM.” He launched Mission Fulfilled 2030 in October 2019, with the vision to Inspire Educate & Activate 100,000 Black Boys with the belief that Black boys have the potential to be the future of digital technology given the right exposure and mentorship. Mr. Moore has been featured by many media outlets and publications such as Black Enterprise, NBC, ABC, Sirius Radio, iHeart Radio, Washington Times, and Baltimore Times. BMA Database


Jerry Craft New Kid

We talk with author JERRY CRAFT. Jerry is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the graphic novels New Kid and Class Act. New Kid is the only book in history to win the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature (2020); the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature (2019), and the Coretta Scott King Author Award for the most outstanding work by an African American writer (2020). Jerry was born in Harlem and grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. BMA Database


Black Facts Matter

We talk with co-founder Ken Granderson about Which is the longest-running data-driven repository of Black history on the internet. was created in 1997 by Ken Granderson and Dale Dowdie, two black technologists, who saw there wasn’t a place to get facts about African-Americans online, so they built a place for Black communities to be in control of their narratives. A labor of love for over 25 years, Ken and Dale nurtured this site with no outside investment – no big team, no big venture capital dollars. In 2018, when they realized that no one else had built anything like it, Ken and Dale reengineered and upgraded its content including the addition of over 400 Black History videos. BMA Database


The Afrofuturist Sci-Fi Writer

We talk with sci-fi writer Maurice Broaddus BMA Database



We talk with Dr. Thurman E. Webb Jr., Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Education, Tennessee State University. Dr. Webb serves as coordinator and provides instruction for the College of Education in the Professional School Counseling program. He is also the lead instructor for Psychology of the Black Experience at Tennessee State University. Dr. Webb received his B.S. degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee; M.S. Psychology: Professional School Counseling from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee; and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning (Leading for Social Change) from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Webb is a Licensed Professional School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. The counseling profession is a labor of love for him and has resulted in a productive, 10-year career, in Metro Nashville Public Schools as a Licensed Professional School Counselor, as well as a counselor educator for the past 7 years at Tennessee State University. As a licensed professional school counselor and a licensed professional counselor Dr. Webb has played both a proactive and reactionary role in the educational mindsets of learners of all types. In August of 2017, Dr. Webb and colleagues established 180 RED (Research, Education, Development) LLC and IMANI Integrated Behavioral Health PLLC. IMANI (IBH) is designed to provide counseling / therapy services and psychological testing, while 180 RED is geared toward workshops and training in the area of integrated behavioral health. He is the founder of the nonprofit Rebrand the Black Man, an organization geared toward showcasing the many contributions Black men make to the global community; and Founder/CEO of Centered Person Consulting, a consulting firm designed to bring out the best in people and organizations through increasing cultural proficiency. BMA Database


If I can do it, You can do it also; Just Better!

We talk with John Prioleau. Mr. Prioleau's autobiography, If I Can Do It, You Can Do It Also (Just Better), is a work of art that represents his ceaseless efforts and unwavering commitment to improving the quality of his life. It shows absolute dedication, perseverance, faith, hard work, hope, and love for God's creation. It represents the faith that makes everything possible, the hope that makes all things work, and the love that makes all things beautiful. It tells us there's no guarantee of disaster-free in any world religion, but love, faith, and knowledge give men hope and willpower that make the impossible possible. Grab your copies today and get motivated for life! BMA Database


The Journey of This Dream

Gregory Ray is a man of God, poet, writer, mentor, motivational speaker, and business owner. His love for God, Family, and community drives him to do his best and be expressive. He finds meaning in life by giving back and uplifting others with his creative words and vivid imagination. Gregory was born in Denmark, SC; but raised as a military brat. He studied Computer Science at his beloved HBCU, Voorhees College, which is now Voorhees University, and obtained his master’s degree in Computer Resource and Information Management from Webster University. While working in the field of Information Technology mostly as a Cybersecurity professional, he manages to find time to write poetry and serve in his community. Although he enjoys his career, nothing gives him more delight than seeing the smile of someone reading or hearing him recite his original poetry. He writes under the pen name, “CharismatiQue The Poet”. Recently, Gregory has found a new purpose in being a Big Brother to young males in his community. He saw it as a chance not to just give back, but as a way to provide hope and give opportunities to youth that may not have had a chance and deserves one. When Gregory is not occupied protecting the country from Cyber-attacks, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working in the community, serving in his home church, and fellowshipping with his fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, INC. He also enjoys, traveling, reading, golfing, family gatherings, grilling, and watching movies. BMA Database


The Mechanics of a Student Engineer

We interview Steve D. Wilson a mechanical engineering student and Morrill Scholar at the Ohio State University with an interest in project management and biomechanics. he has gained experience through an internship with EXP, a multidisciplinary engineering firm in Chicago, and a member of the Chicago Scholars program. Steve hopes to use STEM as a medium for him to make an impact on his community and lead the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. Steve is also a National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) leader. BMA Database


Speak Black Man

We talk with Jason B. Allen, a Special Education teacher in Georgia. He has worked in Education for over fifteen (15) years as a teacher and leader serving students, families and communities. He is a longtime advocate for male engagement and building the work of increasing the number of male educators or color in classrooms and boardrooms. His podcast, Speak Black Man, focuses on ways to recruit, retain and empower Black male educators to advocate for social justice and equity mirroring his work with Profound Gentlemen. As a long time blogger, Jason shares his experiences as a Special Education teacher through The Educators Voice Blog (TEVB). He also provides a platform, the No Cap Analysis blog, created to lift his student voices in decisions to improve and reimagine education. Additionally, he shares his experience as an educator through the Indy K12 blog. Jason recently created educational entities, an educational consulting company to provide resources, training and support for those seeking improved educational systems. He is a member of the Association of American Educators (AAE), Profound Gentlemen, AAE Foundation Advocacy Fellow and is seeking his doctoral degree in school improvement and special education. BMA Database


Melanin Holiday

We talk with Travis Thompson The name SivART comes from his name spelled backwards. Travis was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been heavily involved in the arts since a very young age. Since graduating college he has been employed with the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts in Winston-Salem North Carolina, as well as the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg County School Districts. Travis has drawn and doodled since a young age but it wasn't until he was studying at Winston-Salem State University that he began to take his art seriously. It was there that he discovered a love for painting in Oils and Acrylics. It was also there that the idea for the SivART Gallery was born. Over time Travis has added Logo Creation, Paint Parties and Author to his resume. His 1st children's book titled 'The Color Wheel Kids" was published in October of 2017 and can be purchased online at several major retailers. Travis primarily works as a freelance illustrator for up and coming authors. BMA Database



We have a conversation with digital artist and creative designer Omar Rashan from Indianapolis, IN talks about his featured artworks and projects exploring the metaverse. BMA Database


100 Things Black Boys Should Do & Know

We interview Jason Huey a Charlotte author about his new book. His book will help black boys maneuver through life, and gain understanding and knowledge to overcome pitfalls, fears, obstacles, and shortcomings. It will prepare black boys for matters that they had no clue about and at the same time it will give them courage to ask questions about what they didn't know exist. Their outlook of life will totally change and they will gain better understanding of themselves and life. BMA Database


Just Like Music: Social Emotional Learning Inspired by Hip-Hop

We talk with David Spellmon Jr who has spent his professional career uplifting the youth through Social, Emotional Learning, and Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Mental Health, K-12, and Higher Education sectors. David specializes in Hip Hop Pedagogy and building Social Capital. He is the author of the book Just Like Music: Social Emotional Learning Inspired by Hip Hop and the corresponding student workbook. BMA Database


Wateva It Takes

In this episode, we talk with Sheldon Theragood. Sheldon’s first job as a juvenile detention officer at a Harris County youth lock up facility is what fueled his interest in helping children. Hearing their stories of despair, defeat, and discouragement, TheraGood found himself offering them sound advice, reinforced with positive messages of hope, faith, and love which can be found in his book . A few years later, he joined the Houston Police Department, working with the special operations division. In 2014, he landed a spot on the department’s homeless outreach team, a special initiative focused on connecting the community, law enforcement and the city’s homeless population. Theragood uses his platform as an officer to give back to the community through TheraGood Deeds. Some of the outreach efforts include a back to school supply drive, feeding the homeless and providing toiletry bags at Thanksgiving, hosting a Christmas toy drive and party for kids, plus so much more. The inspiring book, “Whatever It Takes, Walking Through God’s Purpose,” was published last year in 2021. After realizing that it was not in God’s plan for him to play in the NBA or even college basketball, Sheldon shares how he went from a high school basketball player with NBA dreams to a police officer, youth mentor and advocate. He shares his journey of how it took going through life’s challenges to realize that there was much more to life than playing sports. He encourages young people to set goals in their lives, to have a plan, and to diligently seek what it is that God has planned for them. Sheldon’s story of how he walked in God’s purpose and did whatever it took for him to fulfill his goals will inspire everyone to - Never give up! Keep pushing forward! Create a plan and have a backup plan! Check out his podcast “Wateva It Takes.” BMA Database