#SmartBrownVoices - Learning from Diversity

#SmartBrownVoices - Learning from Diversity

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Learn from Successful Black and Latino Startup Founders, Entrepreneurs, Activist, Marketers and Creatives.


Where the Hell Has Mike Street Been?
Jan 7 • 19 min
A personal look at why I had to take 2019 off and get myself together.
Marcus Damas Founder and CEO of Fueled by Culture
Feb 28, 2019 • 21 min
Founder and CEO of Fueled by Culture Marcus Damas chats with us on Smart Brown Voices! Fueled by Culture is a NY-based marketing agency that specializes in connecting and empowering brands with influencers through innovative content and experiential event…
SBV at the Urban Tech Gala
Jun 18, 2018 • 18 min
The annual National Urban Technology Center Gala Awards Dinner – co-hosted by award winning journalist Alicia Quarles – will take place in New York City on June 13th at The Pierre Hotel. This year’s honorees are private equity firm Founder & CEO of Grain…
Storyteller Amber Williams from PunkyFlair.com on Black Biz
Jun 13, 2018 • 28 min
In a post-Obama era where Blacks in America are still proclaiming “Black as the new Black,” it’s continuously surprising to see Black-owned businesses shy away from serving their own people. What European brands do so intently and without apology by…
Teen Entrepreneur Journi Prewitt Black Butterfly Beautiful
Jun 13, 2018 • 17 min
Black Butterfly Beautiful, is a subscription box created by 17-year-old Journi Prewitt to empower, uplift, and encourage young people of color to embrace who they are. These boxes are sent monthly and curated based on subscriber age, gender and the…
Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents. Get out of debt!
Apr 27, 2018 • 23 min
Jon Robinson, PhD is CEO of Cents, a new platform, that helps people get out of debt years faster and save thousands in interest. Cents takes your spare change and applies it each month to either a student loan, credit card, mortgage and more. Jon also…
Stress and Being an Entrepreneur w/ JaNaè Taylor, PhD, LPC
Mar 28, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode of SmartBrownVoices, Mike Street chats with JaNaè Taylor, founder of MindingMyBlackBusiness.com. Minding My BLACK Business is a movement and podcast dedicated to the mental health of Black Entrepreneurs. The goal is to engage, inform, and…
Micah B. Lewis - MyBagCheck.com - #SmartBrownVoices
Feb 28, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Mike Street chat with Micah B. Lewis. Micah is the founder of My Bag Check Inc, a luggage pickup, storage, and delivery service. A few people aside from of his mother have called him “a genius”. He grew up in Northern Florida and after…
We Are Back!
Feb 27, 2018 • 2 min
A message from Mike Street
Black Panther: The New Age of Diversity
Feb 19, 2018 • 79 min
This week on “Will It Black” Mike Street and Everett Street discuss the recent Black Panther movie and its importance to the world of diversity.
Yann ilunga, Hosting Your Own Virtual Summits
Feb 14, 2018 • 34 min
Yann ilunga is a polyglot speaking Italian, English, French, German and some Finnish. A web entrepreneur originally from Locarno, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, now living in Helsinki, Finland. After getting his master’s degree in social…
Ep. 90 – Ofo Ezeugwu CEO of ‘Whose Your Landlord.
Nov 11, 2017 • 36 min
Ofo Ezeugwu is the CEO & Chieftain of WhoseYourLandlord. He graduated from Temple University (shout out to N. Philly!), where he was the VP of the student body and also the university’s youngest alumni convocation speaker in the school’s history. He’s a…
Ep. 89 – Mario Starks founder of Soul Sense Box
Oct 24, 2017 • 28 min
Mario Starks is a Design Technologist and Creative Consultant. He has led the development of engaging online media projects for progressive media organizations including The New York Times/T Brand Studios, Washingtonian Magazine, TV One, and the Orlando…
Ep 88 – Christina Faith Creator of ‘Single and Anxious’
Oct 10, 2017 • 31 min
Single & Anxious is an up and coming black drama series about five college students in a triangle of love, lies, and crime. It is ‘Girlfriends meets Different World’ and adopts ‘The Wire’. Christina Faith is a young black female director, producer, and…
Ep 1 – The Wiz – Will It Black? #Podcast #BlackFilm #Movies
Oct 2, 2017 • 59 min
In this new podcast from SmartBrownVoices, Mike Street and Everett Street go boldly into the world of Black Movies. In the first episode, they explore the cult classic “The Wiz” and ask the question, WILL IT BLACK!
Business of Style: New York Fashion and Media Expert Tyrone Farley #MPAwards17
Sep 26, 2017 • 34 min
An interview with Tyrone Farley, one of this year’s honorees at the Master Pioneer Awards taking place on Saturday, September 30. Tyrone is also the producer of the Menswear fashion show taking place during the awards ceremony. He discusses the event, his…
Chatting with the Educated Hustle Podcast
Sep 19, 2017 • 22 min
Educated Hustle is dedicated to the people who bring their dreams to fruition. Each week’s show is filled with thought provoking guests who decided to take a leap of faith into living their hustle. Tweets by Educated_Hustle
EP 87 – Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey Jr. – Starting a NonProfit
Aug 29, 2017 • 23 min
We chat with Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey of That Suits You. TSY is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization That Accepts Gently Worn Professional Attire & Provides Them Free of Charge To Qualified Men For Work & H.S Seniors For Graduation And Prom. Gerard ‘PK’ Kersey Jr.…
How to Build an App Empire w/ Muoyo Okome
Aug 24, 2017 • 26 min
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a proud Nigerian family, Muoyo Okome has started, grown, and sold app businesses achieving 11M+ downloads across 100+ countries worldwide. Through the Daily Spark Podcast and the Daily Spark Entrepreneur Community,…
Ep 86 – Yann ilunga, All About Virtual Summits
Aug 10, 2017 • 34 min
Yann ilunga is a polyglot speaking Italian, English, French, German and some Finnish. A web entrepreneur originally from Locarno, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, now living in Helsinki, Finland. After getting his master’s degree in social…
Ep 85 – Daria Fennell, CEO of the The Daria Fennell Media Group
Jul 12, 2017 • 40 min
Daria Fennell CEO, Senior Entertainment Publicist, Celebrity Entertainment Journalist, & Entertainment Branding Strategist The Daria Fennell Media Group (E-Mail) dariafpr2017@gmail.com (Website) www.TheDFMediaGroup.com The Daria Fennell Media Group is an…
Ep 84 – Michael James Founder of Frederick Benjamin Grooming
Jul 5, 2017 • 24 min
With over a decade of experience in executive roles at personal care giants Revlon and L’Oreal, founder Michael James experienced firsthand the lack of diversity among those product lines and the need for natural solutions that were not only prescriptive…
Ep 83 – Sean McKenzie Co-Founder of It’s Pink Honey
Jun 1, 2017 • 21 min
Sean McKenzie is a seasoned advertising and start-up professional. Sean has several years of experience in branding, industry forecasting and team leadership. He has contributed creative insights working with companies like Nielsen, Nike, P&G and LVMH.…
Paul C. Brunson – Working for Two Billionaires. #INeedLove
May 27, 2017 • 44 min
About This Episode: @MrMikeStreet chats one-on-one with TV personality Paul C. Brunson. Learn more about how he got started working with two billionaires, what it was like working with Oprah, and how he started #MentorMondays which lead to his hosting gig…
EP 82 – Melissa L. Cooper, Author of Making Gullah
May 26, 2017 • 21 min
Recent reports about tax hikes, black land loss, and the near extinction of Gullah culture in the Lowcountry of regions of Georgia and South Carolina have made headlines in the New York Times, and featured on national TV networks like CNN. Missing from…
Ep 81 – Cam F Awesome – Cam is AWESOME!
May 11, 2017 • 26 min
Cam Awesome Keynote Speaker | Emcee | Comedian Facebook Twitter
Ep. 18 – Interview w/ Rodney Kellum 🙋🏾‍♂️💼🙏🏾
May 11, 2017 • 52 min
Rodney Kellum is a recovered Workaholic. He works smarter instead of harder. Mr. Kellum went to college, worked hard and achieved several of his career goals. He never found himself feeling truly fulfilled. He was always tired, wasn’t meeting his…
Learn How Israel Cook, CEO of Princess Planet is Creating a Space for Black Children’s Books
May 9, 2017 • 34 min
Author & Illustrator Israel Cook crafted “The Princess Planet” series inspired by his daughter. The brand hopes to showcase cultural diversity and instill that all people have inner beauty, strength and self worth. In this episode of SmartBrownVoices…
Ep. 17 – Do You Know What Time It Is?⏰💣🎤 #WokePodcast
May 9, 2017 • 75 min
On today’s episode of Woke Podcasts, I made my way over to the Dr. Vibe Show. During the show, we discussed several different things that are going on within the Black community over the past week. I was on the panel with three other distinguished…
Ep 80 – Lillian Okoye – Doing Business in China.
Apr 11, 2017 • 24 min
Lillian Okoye is a business strategist for visionary entrepreneurs and experts who want to build their global empire and promote their products and services at home and abroad. Fluent in Mandarin and with a long-time interest in Asia, she started learning…
Ep 79 – Tresa Chambers #StyleChambers #WomensHistroyMonth
Mar 25, 2017 • 24 min
This week we chat with Tresa Chambers from Florida about her Bo$ podcast and Style Chambers: We produce live events, broadcast and digital content that reaches affluent taste makers passionate in fashion, art and culture.
Ep. 16 – The Importance of Controlling Your Own Narrative #WokePodcast
Mar 21, 2017 • 79 min
In this episode of #Wokepodcast, I chop it up with my good friend BKE.We discussed the importance of controlling your own narrative.In a society that loves the place individuals in boxes, it is very important we craft our thoughts, speech, actions,…
The Reset Podcast w/ Laura Mignott (@Lmigno) #InternationalWomensDay
Mar 8, 2017 • 58 min
Digital marketing pro – and podcasting pundit – Mike Street (@MrMikeStreet) joins host Laura Mignott (Founder, experiential marketing agency Digital Flash) to dissect best practices for digital/social marketing, from uncovering your audience to…
EP 78 – Educated Hustle
Mar 1, 2017 • 22 min
Educated Hustle is dedicated to the people who bring their dreams to fruition. Each week’s show is filled with thought provoking guests who decided to take a leap of faith into living their hustle. Tweets by Educated_Hustle
Ep. 77 – Veronica Appleton – Journey to Appleville
Feb 28, 2017 • 19 min
Diversity in children’s books are lacking. Just last year, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center reported that out of 3,400 children’s books, only 270 were about African Americans, 113 focused on Asian Americans, 83 were about Latinos, and 42 centered…
EP. 76 – Harlem Run w/ Amir and Alison
Feb 14, 2017 • 19 min
#Harlem1Miler – Sunday, June 18th, 2017 – Sign up! * Facebook.com/HarlemRun * Twitter.com/HarlemRun * HarlemRun.com ALISON MARIELLA DÉSIR Passionate about community, mental health and fitness, Alison is an endurance athlete and believer that sport has the…
EP. 75 – Valerine Robinson, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Unapologetically Us
Feb 7, 2017 • 16 min
Valerie Robinson is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Unapologetically Us. Not seeing many safe havens geared towards Black women, she decided to create one that is not only reliable but relatable and genuine. Unapologetically Us, launched in 2014, is a…
WOKE Podcast – Ep.15 – Mohammed Speaks👊🏾🎤 #wokepodcast #smartbrownvoices
Jan 31, 2017 • 65 min
Mohammed S. Luwemba is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan where he attained his bachelors in Political Science. In 2013 Mr. Luwemba graduated from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta Georgia. Over the past fifteen years Mohammed has…
Ep. 74 – Sukhtej Singh – #Investing and #Finance in 2017 #podcast
Jan 27, 2017 • 23 min
Sukhtej Singh has a vast experience portfolio in his professional career as a money manager and financial coach. After having attained a BS in Computer Science from Binghamton University, Sukhtej ventured towards consultation and advisory, initiating his…
Ep 73 – Aycee Brown of Goodnightdarling.co #sleep #podcast #smartbrownvoices
Jan 18, 2017 • 23 min
What if you could sleep through the night and not feel guilty about it? We’re here to help you sleep well and feel great doing it. Whether you are an entrepreneur, parent, or creative. Sleep affects us all in more ways than one. Some of you have severe…
Ep. 14 – Willie Jackson of Abernathy Magazine💻💡✍🏾 #WokePodcast
Jan 7, 2017 • 40 min
Willie Jackson is the founder & publisher of Abernathy. He’s an inclusion strategist, a technologist, and resides in New York City. Mr. Jackson currently serves as Technical Lead of Seth Godin’s altMBA program, a 4-week online workshop for high-performing…
Ep. 13 – Historical Trauma w/ Simmons (Part 4) #WokePodcast
Jan 7, 2017 • 56 min
Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma…
Ep. 12 – Historical Trauma w/ Simmons (Part 3) #WokePodcast
Dec 30, 2016 • 55 min
Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma…
Ep. 11- Black Women’s Milk is Revolutionary – #WokePodcast
Dec 30, 2016 • 57 min
About Jasmine Boudah Jasmine is a vision driven mother and young working professional who is eager to provide the best start for as many children as possible. As a former public school educator, she sought to empower parents living in impoverished…
Ep 72 – Muoyo Okome – Building an App Empire #podcast #app #smartbrownvoices
Dec 26, 2016 • 26 min
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a proud Nigerian family, Muoyo Okome has started, grown, and sold app businesses achieving 11M+ downloads across 100+ countries worldwide. Through the Daily Spark Podcast and the Daily Spark Entrepreneur Community,…
Ep. 71 – Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. – Negotiation for Entrepreneurs
Dec 26, 2016 • 22 min
Kwame is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict. Negotiation is one…
Woke Podcast Ep. 10 – Coon Hunting
Dec 12, 2016 • 27 min
On today’s episode, we look at the notion of coons. Which are individuals who practice inappropriate behavior when it comes to understanding the plight of black people in the world. Often times, coons are confused individuals who provide rhetoric that is…
Ep. 70 – Victoria Coker, ColoredContent #SmartBrownVoices
Dec 1, 2016 • 18 min
Ms. Coker is working hard to push her brand to the forefront. The ColoredContent founder was a 2016 Blogalicious Perfect Pitch finalist. Most recently she launched, Startup WOC, a vlog that documents her journey as a women of color in the tech industry.…
Woke Podcast – Ep. 9 – Escapism
Nov 17, 2016 • 25 min
Escapism: The systematic process of compensating for inferior social and psychological beliefs, feelings, and status. The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. Always…
#SmartBrownVoices – Ep. 69 – Amanda Spann (@AmandaSpann)
Nov 8, 2016 • 21 min
We week we chat with Amanda Spann about her new ebook series, #LaunchLove. This is a series of step-by-step guides to help entrepreneurs build a buzz for their brands on a budget. She came up with the idea a few weeks after leaving corporate America. “I…
Ep. 8 – Dealing with Grief – #StayWoke #SmartBrownVoices
Nov 3, 2016 • 32 min
On today’s podcast we will gain concepts and strategies to addressing significant loss. It is essential to gain a healthy understanding on loss in the process of healing. It is important to realize, that grieving and feelings of loss is natural and that,…
#SmartBrownVoices – EP. 68 – Mark S. Luckie
Nov 1, 2016 • 22 min
I’m Back! On this episode we chat with Mark S. Luckie about his article “How Black People Built Social Media.” Here is an excerpt: “God created black people and black people created style,” George C. Wolfe once wrote. African-Americans heavily influence…
All Things #FinTech with James Felton Keith (@JFKii) CXO & Advocate for #PersonalData Ownership and Economic Inclusion.
Oct 28, 2016 • 25 min
James Felton Keith is an engineer, ethnographer, and economics analyst. His intrigue with the culture of capitalism, distribution of value, and technological integration of the world are the primary drivers of his endeavor. Keith has held executive and…
Ep. 7 – #YouGoodMan (Black Males and Mental Health) @wokepodcast #SmartBrownVoices
Oct 20, 2016 • 50 min
Today’s podcast we take a look at the mental health struggles that black males face on a consistent basis. As we know, being a black person in an antiblack world it is stressful, traumatic, and downright depressing. Today on Twitter #YouGoodMan was…
Ep. 6 – Level Elite (Mindset) #SmartBrownVoices @WokePodcast
Oct 13, 2016 • 45 min
Level elite is an audiobook designed to help those that need help the most. This is a Self-development audiobook that is crafted for people who are classified as Black. S.E.L.F. is an acronym that stands for Survival Education for Legacy & Future. This is…
EP. 67 – David Lamp (@authordavidlamb) – “On Top Of The World (Until The Bell Chimes)” #Podcast #Book #SmartBrownVoices
Oct 7, 2016 • 16 min
“Dynamic novel about the price of fame packed with so many laughs and so much heart, I couldn’t put it down.”– Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop Artist Pre-Order the book here. “This modern re-telling is a hoot! The anti-hero, Scrooʝe, is nothing short of entertaining…
Ep. 5 – What is Black Culture??? #SmartBrownVoices @TheWokePodcast
Oct 3, 2016 • 41 min
I have come to the conclusion that change is the process of altering habits of culture (I will explain this further in a later blog post). Change is something that is often a part of any solution. However, I have found that Change is never defined…
Ep.4 – Historical Trauma w/ Sam Simmons (Part 2) @thewokepodcast #SmartBrownVoices
Sep 20, 2016 • 49 min
Sam Simmons is licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has over 25-year experience as a behavioral consultant in the areas of chemical dependency, violence abatement and historical trauma. He specializes in practical culturally sensitive trauma…
Ep. 66 – Nathan Williams & Jennia #SmartBrownVoices #Podcast
Sep 13, 2016 • 24 min
Nathan Hale Williams and Jennia Fredrique Aponte, Co Directors of the short film, 90 Days After ninety days of dating, Jessica and Taylor are forced to confront the realities surrounding living and loving with HIV after one of them reveals he/she is HIV…