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Jessica Byrd: A Chic Mom Empowering Other Moms Ep. 17

Promoting Confident, Heroic, Inspiring, Courageous moms. ( Jessica Byrd, mother of two found her passion as a career mom by starting an organization to interact with young mothers to provide them with the tools, necessities, and environment to better raise their children. Jessica firmly believes in not only engaging our children with a positive social environment, but also providing a network of positive enforcement for young parents - which in result will promote a...

Duration: 00:34:19

Carol Goss: From Skillman Foundation to Warrior Women Ep. 16

Carol Goss retired after nearly a decade as the Skillman Foundation’s president & CEO. During her tenure, the Foundation underwent major strategic shifts, including becoming an embedded funder working on-the-ground in six neighborhoods. Goss, a social worker by training, championed that effort and became a voice for children in the city when few others were beating that drum. Because of Carol Goss, the landscape of work for Detroit children has been reengineered. Because of her...

Duration: 00:36:22

Jason Appling: Cool Smart, Inc. and Tux & Chucks Ep. 15

Jason K. Appling is the Co-Founder of Cool Smart, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that has a mission to educate the youth and young professionals on the importance of philanthropy and increasing awareness of charitable initiatives in metropolitan areas through Cool, Smart, and Fun programming. Cool Smart, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Jason Appling and his business partner Byron Suggs. Elite professionals and socialites unite with the goal of giving back As approaching the age...

Duration: 00:34:28

Loretta Forbes: The Girl Empowerment Advocate Ep. 14

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 interviewed on a wide variety of radio shows including The Deborah Smith Pollard show on Mix 92.3, Dr. A.R. Bernard Show, author of “Four Things Women Want...

Duration: 00:32:23

Meryl Davis: The Inspiring Olympic Figure Skater Ep. 13

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 about the discipline of ice-dance, the team was driven by a passion for skating and the desire to learn, grow and see improvement from one day to the next. 20 years later, Meryl and...

Duration: 00:37:11

Dr. Cleamon Moorer Teaches People to Be MORE Ep. 12

Dr. Moorer flunked-out of Kettering University twice returned earning a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems –then later returned as a professor and was recognized as Kettering’s most distinguished alumni. Cleamon Moorer Jr., DBA, is a father, husband, philanthropist, educator, author, mentor and educational entrepreneur. Moorer is the author of best-selling memoir “From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees,” the story of how he overcame flunking out of college to become an...

Duration: 00:32:20

What Volunteering Taught Me Ep. 11

Look at any leader - and you'll see they were once a volunteer. Volunteers launch movements. Think about the Civil Rights Movement where countless volunteers, including Rev. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, banded together to make an impact. Many leaders were also birthed from that movement - my dad being one of them. "Money Helps But People Solve Problems," said my friend, Governor George Romney. Just some history on me: I co-founded United Way Community Services, merging two United...

Duration: 00:28:44

Dave Bing: The Secret Sauce to Building Up Our Community Ep. 10

NBA Hall of Famer, Businessman and Former Mayor Dave Bing continues his conversation on leadership strategies that he feels will ignite the next generation. His passion is making it happen in the Bing Youth Institute where is the founder and chairman. "One of the biggest challenges in the face of adversity is to provide leadership that gives hope and empowers our young men." - Dave Bing Bing feels it's about mentorship. He has tapped successful black men to mentor Detroit boys. "Time is...

Duration: 00:21:11

Dave Bing: Talks about Rising above Racism, Team Building and Leadership Ep. 9

Besides being an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player, Dave Bing has many other major accomplishments. He's run a steel company where he became to top minority supplier to the the auto industry and later was elected Mayor of the City of Detroit. But after all that, this show discusses the thing he is most proud of - and the reason why he leaps out of bed in the morning excited about life and the impact he can make in the lives of young men. BINGO! This show will give a picture...

Duration: 00:32:11

Collin Mays: Champion for Change Ep. 8

Collin Mays is one of Michigan’s fastest rising young professionals. Mr. Mays graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Political Science. On campus he was very active and held numerous positions including, President of the WMU College Democrats and Chairman of Political Affairs for the Student Association. Collin began his career interning for the Michigan State Senate and Wayne County Corporation Counsel. ​Mr. Mays is a 2012 Who’s Who in Black Detroit inductee, a...

Duration: 00:31:25

Andrew Morrison: Inspiring Aspiring Doctors & Science Professionals Ep. 7

Andrew Morrison is Chief Operating Officer of Mentoring in Medicine (MIM). As one of Mentoring in Medicine’s original visionaries, he has utilized his 25+ years of award-winning marketing skills to assist the organization with strategic planning, fund development, outreach and new programs. He is credited with creating, “Morgan’s Big Biology Test” – a hip-hop science stage play, the virtual summer science camp and planning MIM Day – a mentoring event in several cities on the same day. In...

Duration: 00:30:16

Mahogany Jones: Swirling Arts, Education and Activism Ep. 6

Recording and performance artist, educator, and activist Mahogany Jones's career is distinguished by titles. Mahogany Jones harnesses the true power of music to uplift the spirit, body, and soul and educate the masses. A sensational performer and lyrical powerhouse, Mahogany embodies Hip Hop, femininity, spirituality, and passion in each commanding performance. The 4x Undefeated BET's 106 & Park "Freestyle Fridays" champion has gone on to headline in over 13 countries on four continents...

Duration: 00:30:10

Focusing on the HOPE for Detroit, Jason Lee, CEO of Focus: HOPE Ep. 5

Jason Lee, CEO of Focus: HOPE talks about how the organization is retooling to meet the current inequities in Detroit. Focus: HOPE was created to address the issues that led to the 1967 Rebellion. Now, 50 years later, Lee talks about "how we see Detroit" and their mission of FIGHTING RACISM, POVERTY AND INJUSTICE. Focus: HOPE address the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education and racial divisiveness through its three primary programs. Lee talks about how the...

Duration: 00:32:08

jessica Care moore Cares More: Poetry in Motion as The Youth Institution Builder 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, including, Essence,Huffington Post, Blaze, The Source, Vibe, Bomb, Mosaic, Savoy, One...

Duration: 00:32:37

Education: The Real Coleman A. Young Legacy with Khary K. Turner Eps 3

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 development. In this interview you'll hear the wise words of Khary K. Turner, Executive Director Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF), since...

Duration: 00:31:07

Gail Perry Mason's Money Matters More and Here's Why

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 a sought-after speaker and presenter. She regularly addresses capacity crowds educating people on financial literacy and has conducted financial training...

Duration: 00:32:07

Ignite to Impact with Dr. Geneva

Debut podcast with leaders that are igniting their community, our nation and the world to be a better place. Be inspired and enlightened as we pull back the curtain and dive into intimate and energetic conversations with achievers and doers with host and Master Leadership Strategist, Dr. Geneva Williams.

Duration: 00:20:10