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While Black: A seriously opinionated podcast bringing you the real and the sometimes raw on anything happening while black.


Hands Up Don’t Shoot w/ Attorney Michele Rayner-Goolsby
Nov 9 • 71 min
THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF OUR MOST POWERFUL EPISODES TO DATE. Our guest today, Attorney Michele Rayner-Goolsby, is featured in the recent CNN article “When African American are killed by police, these lawyers get a phone call” (CNN Article Here). In…
Collard Greens and Culinary Wisdom w/Chef Marvin Woods
Nov 2 • 62 min
On this weeks episode While Black takes you on a Culinary journey with the ever professional culinary master and chef Marvin Woods. We talk being black in the culinary industry, earning the right to be called a chef, and how to get that bag TAX FREE in…
Agriculture is More Than Carrots and “Greens” w/Ann Hill Bond
Oct 26 • 56 min
Our guest today, Ms Ann Hill Bond, knows her stuff and kicks out some dope information on the power and importance of agriculture. We all know our brutal history and forced contribution to this country via agriculture yet, in more modern times, we have…
My Life, My Love, My Way w/ Lisa Cunningham
Oct 19 • 61 min
Lisa Cunningham is a dope producer, significant influencer, was there during the infancy of Atlanta hip hop…She is also a lesbian woman who is optimistic about the future of black folks and the LGBTQIA community. These are the reasons the we sought her…
Paradigm Shift w/David Banner
Oct 15 • 85 min
David Banner blesses this episode of While Black and delivers in full and as expected. We sit and talk with him about everything from his mom and childhood; superman and slavery, Atlanta to Mississippi and of course politics. He hits the ground running…
Dope Books - “Dear Martin” w/Nic Stone
Oct 15 • 63 min
On todays episode of While Black we sit down with Nic Stone author of the New York Times best seller “Dear Martin”. For any of our long time listeners you have heard Vince mention this book many times. Nic shares details on her upcoming projects (DOPE…
HBCU Love (Part 2 - Continuation) w/Dr Sonya Okoli
Oct 12 • 45 min
Note: This is part 2 of HBCU Love and doesn’t include all our normal upfront interaction, introductions, and laughs… if you have not checked out part 1 we suggest you go back and listen to part 1 first Today’s episode is part 2 on HBCU’s and college…
The Amber Guyger Trial & Castle Doctrine (RIP Bothem Jean)
Oct 6 • 69 min
White Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was convicted and sentenced to 10 years for the murder of Botham Jean. This episode is far from our normal format - we skip all of our normal upfront banter (No While Black Isht - No Dope Quotes) instead we head…
HBCU Love (Part 1) w/ Dr. Sonya Okoli
Sep 28 • 44 min
Do HBCU’s really matter? Why do HBCU’s exist? On this episode of While Black we sit down with Dr Sonya Okoli, one of the most sought after educational analyst in the game, and she delivers nothing but the facts and the need to knows about why our beloved…
The Power In The Poet w/Papi Picasso
Sep 21 • 56 min
One of the DOPEST While Black Episodes yet - Papi Picasso takes us on a poets journey through black culture. His ability to communicate with street smarts and boardroom strategy only adds credibility to his name. Papi Picasso has dope lines embedded into…
The Struggle and Success of a Black Model w/Mari
Sep 14 • 55 min
She’s too curvy, he’s too broad, they are too dark, can you give us more exotic….Black models hear it all and its all related to the accepted American beauty standard. It impacts you and its definitely impacting our brothers and sisters in the fashion and…
Me, Myself, and My Cello w/OkCello
Sep 7 • 64 min
Black people are a multidimensional, multifaceted, and multitalented group of people and some of us even play the Cello. Meet today’s guest, Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, a house music appreciating, Morehouse graduated, ex-hockey playing cellist that has…
Dope Books - “Dear Martin” w/Nic Stone
Aug 31 • 63 min
On todays episode of While Black we sit down with Nic Stone author of the New York Times best seller “Dear Martin”. For any of our long time listeners you have heard Vince mention this book many times. Nic shares details on her upcoming projects (DOPE…
Black, Proud, and Militant AF
Aug 24 • 57 min
Get ready! - We really cant say much more than that. Initially we planned to talk about the 2nd amendment and gun rights for black folks but our guest Kimoni Sadiq had a wealth of opinions, incredible experience, shining intellect, and a fearless…
The Dark Side of Improv
Aug 17 • 53 min
When was the last time you gave thought to how improv or comedy speaks to the black agenda? If your answer is “I cant recall ever thinking about that” then hit play and listen to two members of the African American Improv Troupe The Dark Side Of The Room…
Paradigm Shift w/ David Banner
Aug 10 • 85 min
David Banner blesses this episode of While Black and delivers in full and as expected. We sit and talk with him about everything from his mom and childhood; superman and slavery, Atlanta to Mississippi and of course politics. He hits the ground running…
Not All Serial Killers are White - Introducing: Fruitloops Serial Killers Of Color Podcast
Jul 9 • 1 min
While we are busy recording episodes for Season 3 we didn’t want to leave you with nothing so we want to introduce our family podcast - Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color Podcast. They are supporters of While Black and we are supporters of them. We’ve…
Do You Love Me Mary Jane w/The Cannimedic
Jun 22 • 58 min
On this episode we go deep into cannabis and medical marijuana. Answering questions on THC, CBD, legalization, criminalization, and how to be a part of this emerging industry (LEGALLY). As this industry continues to grow and expand this is an important…
We Are What We Eat w/Dietician Johane Filemon
Jun 15 • 56 min
On todays episode we sit down with dietician and nutritionist Johane Filemon and get real about the food we put in our bodies. We chat everything soul food to Sugar and keto to LaCroix. If you have questions about the food you are putting in your body or…
Faith + Hustle = Fearless w/Arian Simone
Jun 8 • 50 min
While Black was blessed to sit down with the fun fly and fabulous Arian Simone. Arian is simple put “DOPE”. She is an entrepreneur, an inspirational speaker, an angel investor, and a best-selling author. Her book Fearless Faith + Hustle is a 21 day…
From Porn to Non-Profit w/Sasha Cream
Jun 1 • 44 min
EPISODE WARNING: Adult themes discussed The cream rises to the top but in this case we are talking about Sasha Cream. Sasha is a porn star, entrepreneur, model, video vixen, and author that we are damn near sure you’ve heard of. Check in to hear what it’s…
Is There a Doctor In The House (Diversity & Medicine)
May 25 • 51 min
Today While Black sits down with Dr. Blue a Neurologist who went viral last year for a tweet on patient care and the power of diversity in the medical field. It’s a dope conversation on creating more color and diversity in the field and what it is like to…
The Miseducation of OUR Black Youth
May 18 • 72 min
Buckle Up and Get Ready - Dr Adria Welcher takes on a journey through the educational system and the “black middle class”. We get personal on this one because not only is it so important but it is so highly relevant to every single one of us. Please pay…
Black Parenting Is The Toughest Job In The World
May 11 • 70 min
Raising a black child in the world today is the toughest yet most rewarding job there is.. Today we talk real with some real parents about it all.
Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself - The Why Behind While Black
May 4 • 46 min
Allow me to reintroduce myself (We hope you heard Jay Z’s voice when you read that…if not go read it again) Today we sit down and reintroduce ourselves to you. You hear our voices week after week but since we focus so much on our guests we thought it…
“Black Women Are Superheroes” - The State of Black Women Today
Apr 27 • 64 min
Have you checked on the black women in your life? If you are a black woman how much time do you spend on YOU? Today we are joined by the amazing Dr Joy Bradford from the platform and podcast Therapy For Black Girls and she talks specifically to and about…
High School Sex - The High Cost of A 2 Year Age Gap w/Genarlow Wilson
Apr 20 • 67 min
PARENTS OF YOUNG BLACK MEN AND WOMEN PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ONE While Black sat down with Mr. Genarlow Wilson who several years ago was charged with kidnapping, rape, aggravated sodomy, and convicted of aggravated child molestation after a…
Dream Achieving w/Brya Wood … While Black - Baby, I’m A Star
Apr 13 • 73 min
If you can dream it you can achieve it is much more than just a popular phrase especially when you are Brya Wood. Brya is one of the most sought after hip hop dancers in the country. She has danced for the biggest talent on the stage (Janet Jackson, Snoop…
Building Wealth … While Black w/Jay Morrison - How To Get A “Bag”
Apr 6 • 68 min
Wealth building is one of the most important things that black folks need to do. Jay Morrison, CEO of The Tulsa Real Estate Fund, is here hitting us with data, facts, and know how all focused on elevating your person and your wealth position.
Cancer … While Black (w/Ashley Banks) - “Cancer Sucks”
Mar 30 • 79 min
Cancer sucks and I’m willing to bet in one way or another you’ve felt its wrath. The diagnosis is scary as hell and life changing but data and information is your best friend in fighting it … dont sweat it tho While Black has your back. This special…
“Stay Woke” w Justin Blu - Enlightened … While Black
Mar 23 • 66 min
Staying woke is more work than woke. Digging in and forming your own perspective is not an easy thing. The world is noisy and most of it comes from those who who would have you picking cotton rather than picking homes on their block. How do you re-educate…
If you ain’t first, you’re last w/Bill Lester - NASCAR … While Black
Mar 16 • 66 min
We get some dope guests on While Black and today’s guest stays the trend..this brother was literally on Honey Nut Cheerios cereal boxes. Now real talk how many folks do you personally that have been on a damn box of cereal? (I’ll Wait) While Black had the…
Pirouettes, Twerks, & Werk w/Juel Lane - Dancing … While Black
Mar 9 • 69 min
Twerk, Millie Rock, The Cabbage patch, The Dougie, The Electric Slide, Flossing, Breaking, The Moonwalk, Ballet …… Dance (Oh we do that) is rich in our history and culture. It has been a partner to our community for as long as we have been black and today…
Black Proud and Republican - Republican … While Black
Mar 2 • 72 min
When you hear that someone is a black republican what is the first thought that you have. We polled a few people and the answers didn’t surprise me.. Entitled Sellout Bougie Detached Wealthy Regardless as to if you agree or disagree with the words used to…
Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, Led Astray, Run Amok - Enslaved … While Black
Feb 23 • 72 min
What would you ask the family who enslaved your ancestors? Could you listen to them, forgive them…love them? Would you be sympathetic to their plight and misguided actions? These are some of the topics that we touch on today as we sit down with Diana…
No Justice No Peace w/Attorney Gerald Griggs - Social Justice … While Black
Feb 16 • 70 min
If social justice matters to you then take my word for it THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU. Social Justice Fighter Attorney Gerald Griggs lays it out like none other … PERIOD. We talk everything from being to woke to vote, what social justice is and how we…
Hip Hop Saves America w/DJ Hurricane - Legendary … While Black
Feb 9 • 65 min
Can Hip Hop has save Black America? That’s the question we pose to a hip hop originator the legendary DJ Hurricane. Hurricane cut his teeth in hip hops early years alongside Run DMC and his best friend Jam Master Jay while creating his own brand as the…
Purpose Driven Hustling w/Sammy Approved - The Hustle … While Black
Feb 2 • 51 min
If the hustle is more art than science then today’s guest Sammy Approved (The Hip Hop Barbara Walters) is without question a critically acclaimed artist. She has developed a knack to not only find her way into amazing opportunities but also to create…
I Feel Like Praising Him w/Gospel Artists Half Mile Home - Gospel Music … While Black
Jan 26 • 79 min
Ain’t much (and by ain’t much we really mean nothing) we enjoy talking about more than Jesus and in todays episode we talk at length about the LORD and our expression of love for him via musical praise. This is a dope episode in general, but especially if…
I Wanna Be A Star w/Rhavynn Drummer (T.P. Studios)
Jan 19 • 72 min
Being a casting agent is a dope gig, but just like any other job it comes with its share of hurdles. Racial bias, ignorance, and “black on black” crime are as prominent here as they are anywhere. Take a moment and chop it up with While Black and Rhavynn…
I’ll Take The Diet Fries (w/The Queen of Abs) - Fitness … While Black
Jan 12 • 64 min
Fitness starts with diet!!! If you don’t take anything else from this episode take that. Today, just in time to support holding on and meeting your weight loss and fitness resolutions While Black was blessed to sit down with the Queen of Abs - Ms Santia…
Our Music Our Stories w/Grammy Nominated Artist Dwele - Soul Music … While Black
Jan 5 • 43 min
This episode was recording on location in Dwele’s Atlanta Airbnb so the sound is slightly different from our normal - but its still AMAZING!!! This is a side of Dwele that you have not seen in interview before so take it in and enjoy it! The interview was…
HIV Has Changed LOVE Hasn’t - HIV … While Black
Nov 30, 2018 • 70 min
HIV is no longer a death sentence! It has changed considerably over the last decade and considering we make up a disproportionately large percentage of new HIV diagnoses we should all be better informed. Listen to Nona Nunu Thomas talk us through learning…
What do you think we’re gonna do…Ask? Season Finale … While Black
Nov 10, 2018 • 70 min
Welcome to the last episode of While Black season 1 Today’s episode is a fun one. We introduce you to the third and primarily silent member of the While Black team…the man behind our dope quality…Wahid We talk while black shit, our favorites episodes and…
1 in 5 suffer - Mental Illness … While Black
Nov 3, 2018 • 72 min
THIS IS A MUST LISTEN TO EPISODE How many times growing up did we see our uncle who was always drunk or our aunt who was known to have conversations with herself. How many times did you hear that someone was getting a crazy check and how often were you…
Shake it fast…Stripping…While Black
Oct 27, 2018 • 67 min
Exotic dancing is by some accounts a taboo career but for those in it its a job like so many others and dancers deal with the same bias and racism that the rest of us do. Tune in and listen to Dani Love break down the exotic dance industry. Listen up its…
Each of us has a story … The Literary World … While Black
Oct 20, 2018 • 76 min
There’s a story the world needs to hear and you are the only person who can tell it? Today on While Black we talk with the author of 16 novels and owner of Delphine Publications Tamika Newhouse. Tamika goes in depth on how she created her own success -…
Each One Teach One - The Barbershop … While Black
Oct 14, 2018 • 59 min
Each one teach one - The barbershop … While Black The black mans country club it’s where we go to look good, feel good, and recharge. It’s a safe place to be a black man uninterrupted for 45 minutes and its role is an important today as it has always…
Survival Isnt Always An Option - Prison … While Black
Sep 30, 2018 • 76 min
Prison isn’t what it looks like on TV and today we go in-depth with a former Rikers Island CO on the real and the raw behind life in prison. This is a rough and descriptive episode but hopefully you walk away with a clear understanding of what life in…
You are the dream. Discover the dreamer. Genealogy, Slavery & Healing … While Black
Sep 23, 2018 • 74 min
Are we STILL enslaved or is that just our history? Who were my people and where do i come from? Download or play now to hear genealogy expert Sharon Morgan help direct you to these answers regarding our history, our need to heal, and that age old question…
Where is my 40 acres and a mule? Housing Discrimination and Wealth Building … While Black
Sep 15, 2018 • 76 min
Where is my 40 acres and a mule? This episodes goes deep into the history of housing discrimination (redlining, blockbusting, and gentrification) and talks strategies for changing the narrative today. Join us as we chat with real estate historian and…
Sexual Confidence … While Black
Sep 9, 2018 • 75 min
From ways to grow your sexual confidence and what foods make your vagina taste great all the way to sexual trauma and what’s black about sex - todays guest Meka Nicole stays open and honest about it all
Hollywood Dreaming…While Black
Sep 2, 2018 • 68 min
Breaking into the highly guarded world of film and TV is already hard but now imagine doing it while black. Today we chat with Dui Jarrod for an up close and personal look at what it takes as well as how important dreaming yourself to a new reality really…
Black male privilege and its impact on women…While Black
Aug 26, 2018 • 65 min
While Black: A seriously opinionated podcast bringing you the real and the sometimes raw on anything happening while black.
Code-switching…While Black
Aug 19, 2018 • 68 min
We’ve all felt that internal rage while in public and fought to keep our “inner n-word” in check. We’ve all called that friend at work and heard them greet us in their “white” voice and if we are honest we all have our own “white” voice. All brown and…
Black TV’s Impact on Us… While Black
Aug 12, 2018 • 56 min
Black TV once had the power to pull the family together for quality time and conversations. Does is still and are we missing this element as today’s black family? Where is the time that we grow TOGETHER while we listen and learn with and from each other?…
Policing While Black
Aug 5, 2018 • 70 min
Hear directly from a black law enforcement officer on exactly how he feels about the current relationship between black people and the police. Mac breaks down the duality of the mind of a black policeman in Trumps America
They shootin and making us look - managing our emotions While Black
Jul 23, 2018 • 62 min
Every new “hashtag” has an impact - each is taking a toll on us. Racial Injustice hurts us all and the murder of Antwon Rose is no different. Lets talk about it
Your Rights when stopped by police …While Black
Jul 9, 2018 • 80 min
A conversation on your rights when dealing with the police along with suggestions to prepare our children and ourselves to manage through these often unfair situations
Meet your While Black Hosts
Jul 9, 2018 • 44 min
We kick off the inaugural episode of While Black introducing you to your hosts Art and Vince. We find out why this idea was important to them and hear what they think it means to be a black man in America today.