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023: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - I've Been to the Mountain Top

Happy Martin Luther King Day! Today, I want us to take some time to reflect on what Dr. King really stood for. The American education system and the media only focus on the I Have a Dream speech given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but that message was not the entirety of Dr. King's message. The speech we will hear today and which is transcribed below was actually the last that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered in his life. It was given in Memphis, supporting the sanitation workers'...

Duration: 00:56:19

022: How to Start a Drop Shipping Business with Rashida Hawthorne

Lay the Foundation for Your Empire with a Drop Shipping Business Do you want to start your own business, but don’t feel ready to take such a big risk. Finding a product, buying inventory, advertising…the process can be overwhelming. My guest Started a Drop Shipping Business to lower her risk and get her first business off the ground. Join us, as Rashida explains how she used the profits from her Hover Board Drop Shipping Business to launch Glambulb, the perfect lightbulb for makeup...

Duration: 01:23:50

021: How to Make the New Tax Law Work For You

Make the New Tax Law Work For You In this episode, I break down most of the new provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Note: Check out BuyBlack Podcast Episode 004-C, to review the advantages & disadvantages of different legal & tax business structures today The catch to all of this is that most of the personal tax cuts and provisions expire in 2025 while the corporate cuts are permanent. This tax law...

Duration: 01:48:02

020: Understanding and Applying Prosperity Economics with Curtis May

In this episode, Curtis May interviews me for his podcast, The Practical Wealth Show. Curtis and I connected for the first time a few weeks ago, and after spending almost three hours talking shop we knew two things. 1. We should have hit record as soon as we connected and 2. We've got to get our respective messages to each others' audiences. We hit a lot of great points in this show from the ability to generate your own power to investing in business ownership over the stock market. Curtis...

Duration: 01:55:01

000: The Purpose Mission, and Vision of Buy Black Podcast

Host (Gerald Jones): 501-765-3998 Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast In this episode, I explain how the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile one year ago ignited a fire in me that fueled the journey to create this show. We discuss the concept of PowerNomics, and how building an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership of the Black Community by the Black Community can affect long term social and economic change in the United States and around the globe. Next, we...

Duration: 00:29:17

019: Faith Is Fuel - Deep Discussion with Jamel LeBranch, Founder of

Check out Connect with Jamel to learn about his products and how you can help him with the FIF Gives Back Program at: or 402-320-0557 FB or IG: @FIFShades Listen as Jamel talks about overcoming the losses of his two sisters and taking lessons from their lives to found the Faith Is Fuel movement. Connect with me and the BuyBlack Podcast Community at: or 501-765-3998 FB, IG, or Twitter: @buyblackpodcast

Duration: 01:11:46

018: How to Build Your Private Label Brand Selling on Amazon

If you've ever considered creating and marketing your own brand of products, this episode is for you. Today, we discuss the three main business models that companies use to sell on Amazon (retail arbitrage, private labeling, and wholesale), and walk through the steps to create and build your own product brand online. We also talk about vertical integration vs. horizontal integration and the importance of each in building value in your brand and your business. We close by pulling it all...

Duration: 01:26:23

017: 22 Black Owned Businesses You Want to Buy from This Holiday Season

This episode is purely about supporting Black Owned Businesses this Holiday Season. I bring you 22 companies with unique products and services that are excellent gift ideas for each of your friends and family members. Listen to the show, connect with these businesses, and become the gift hero of your circle in 2017. Join BuyBlack Podcast Community Facebook Group & Share Links to Black Owned Businesses You're Supporting this...

Duration: 02:41:44

016: How the Black Community can Leverage Liberals and Conservatives to Become a Political and Economic Powerhouse

This episode has been a long time coming. I made a promise in the introduction to this podcast that I would not talk politics on the show. In reality, doing that and building an honest, open platform with real connections between people is pretty much impossible. So, today's show is all about politics. Specifically, how the idea of being a Democrat or a Republican is not in the best interest of the black community. Rather than being the workhorses and mouthpieces of parties that care nothing...

Duration: 01:10:38

015: How to Start a Profitable Amazon Sales Business for Less Than $500

November is here, and that means online selling season is about to be in full effect. In this episode, I lay out the steps to setup a profitable Amazon sales business for less than $500 using a product sourcing technique called retail arbitrage. I share my experiences getting started and relay the tools, techniques, and tips I used to turn a profit within my first 30 days. This show is a must listen. If you want to learn more or would like to get my tailored email template for getting...

Duration: 01:14:36

014: What Good is $1.3 Trillion if We are Determined to Give It all Away

In this episode, we tackle some hard truths about the deep divide between Black Consumers and Black Business Owners. By reviewing four articles on the topic, we get a clear picture of the root causes, economic outcomes, and resulting opinions of each group about the other which work to maintain our community's economically disadvantaged position. Don't miss this informative episode. Follow the links below to review the articles for yourself. Was Integration a Good Thing for Black People?...

Duration: 01:28:03

013: Five Steps to Set and Achieve Your SMART Goals for 2018

In this episode, I lay out a five step process to set and achieve SMART goals in your life, and issue a challenge to move from reactive (survival) style thinking to proactive (problem solving) style thinking. To share your ideas or get help developing SMART goals, reach out to me at Connect with me on FB, Twitter, or IG @buyblackpodcast.

Duration: 00:57:31

008: Pastor Eugene Udell - Reviving the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Black Community By Developing Spiritual Entrepreneurs From Birth

In this episode, Pastor Eugene Udell lays out the blueprint for restoring strength in the black community by educating our children in faith, love, and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Contact the Host Email: | Cell: 501.765.3998 | Twitter/FB/IG: @buyblackpodcast Contact Pastor Udell: Boss 3 Basketball Leagues Email: | Phone: 501.850.2002

Duration: 01:54:48

012: La Vita e Bella Drive Kickoff w/ Vita Shoes Company CEO, Daniel Abaraoha

Today, we reconnect with Daniel Abaraoha, founder and CEO of Vita Shoes Company to kickoff his La Vita e Bella Drive. From 15-29 October 2017, Vita Shoes has set a goal to sell 50 pairs of sneakers, then subsequently donate $1000 from those sales to support the company's collaborative project with Casa Libre in Los Angeles. If you haven't heard Daniel's story, you're in for a treat. If you joined us before, this is a great chance to reconnect and take action. Support Daniel, the La Vita e...

Duration: 01:08:23

011: Why the Black Community Needs to Embrace Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment

Some people may find this episode a little controversial, but it is the reality for the black community as I see it. Each instance of a tragic mass shooting in the United States prompts immediate calls for new, more strict gun ownership regulations with the black community faithfully leading that charge. In reality we, above all other communities in the U.S., need to embrace and practice responsible gun ownership for the protection of ourselves, our families, and our communities in an...

Duration: 00:57:58

007: 15 Businesses You Can Start After Relocating or Resetting Your Life

Contact me via email, cell, or social: 501-765-3998 Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast With our friends and family struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and many more currently seeking cover as Hurricane Irma descends on Florida, the only topic on my mind is how we can create opportunities to take economic ownership of our lives in the wake of natural disasters and other life altering tragedies. In this episode, you'll find 15 ideas for businesses...

Duration: 00:44:58

004-C: Advantages & Disadvantages of Building Your Business as a Corporation, LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Partnership

Contact me, Gerald Jones: Email: Call: 501-765-3998 FB/Twitter/IG: @buyblackpodcast In the third episode of the BuyBlack Podcast series on starting your business, we discuss the features, advantages, and disadvantages associated with setting up your business as a Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, C-Corporation, S-Corporation, or Limited Liability Company. Don't miss this direct and informative show. Resources, Tools, and Links Prior Episodes in...

Duration: 00:23:10

006-B: Black Migration, Labor Relations, and Race Riots in the Early 20th Century

Email Me: Call Me: 501-765-3998 Happy Labor Day! Today's episode asks (and potentially answers) the question of what Labor Day should mean to the black community. We learn a bit about the holiday's origins and take an in-depth look into several early 20th Century events that shaped labor relations and black economics for the following generations. Tools, Resources, and...

Duration: 00:45:43

006: Mike De Los Santos, Founder of Mike D's BBQ Sauce Links Social Activism with Business Leadership

Have Feedback, Questions, Requests? Connect With Me Now: Email: Cell: 501-765-3998 Facebook: @buyblackpodcast Twitter: @buyblackpodcast In this episode, Mike De Los Santos (Founder & CEO of Mike D's BBQ) and I test a new format for the show while sharing a deep conversation on social activism, business leadership, product marketing, and so much more. Join us as we discuss topics from product marketing to confederate statue removal and nearly everything in...

Duration: 01:32:53

005: Brandon Campbell, Founder of Little Rock Fashion Week, Explains How to Design, Build, and Direct the Path of Your Career

Join me and my guest, Brandon Campbell as we discuss his career evolution from beginning as a budding journalist in Iowa to riding on private jets with Vince McMahon, and eventually starting his own event planning, modeling agency, and clothing businesses. This episode is filled with wisdom, inspiration, and guidance for anyone interested in a career in fashion or pure entrepreneurship. Don't miss the chance to pick up this knowledge. Brandon is on fire. Tools, Resources, and Links Model...

Duration: 01:23:24

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