This month we celebrate author, small business owner and domestic violence survivor, Onicka Daniel. Onicka's heart shines through in everything she does. We uncover her purpose, passion and personal journey in authoring The Holiday Boys book series, a selection of teachable lessons for children and starting Gifted Enterprises, LLC, a mental and family health support provider.
The Holiday Boys: https://www.theholidayboys.com/
Gifted Enterprises, LLC: https://www.giftedenterprisesllc.com/
It's August and not only are some students headed back to school, some folx are headed back to work, and there's a question hanging in the air... How to address the modern civil rights movement in the workplace? Join us as we think through the why and the how.
As we ramp up for school (in whatever form that may be), we check in with Leshaun Jenkins, Assistant Principal and longtime history teacher. Listen in as we lean into the tension between the history books and a full understanding of history that empowers.
Confederate monuments have long been disputed and are just starting to come down. In this episode we think about the when, where, and why of confederate statues and the craze surrounding them.
This month, we are looking to the water for some socially distanced fun in the sun. Meet Justin Anderson and Thomas Williams of Great White Water Sports located in Norfolk, VA. We loved getting to know them and can't wait to see them again for some fly-boarding. To learn more: https://www.greatwhitewatersports.com/
We still don't have a cure for COVID or insecure, but we've found our cure for stress and anxiety: HBO's Insecure. There has been a whole movement behind watching Black media. We want you to step away from the struggle porn and step into the mind of Issa Dee and her L.A. friends— spoiler alerts, child interruptions and all.
Insecure Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oJjcTobF5EufnXWdG5SGL
Listen in as Hannah reads "Juneteenth for Mazie" by Floyd Cooper to her son. Spoiler alert: This was only the first of MANY times that this book has been read. Which means that even if it wasn't perfect on the first round--there are lots of chances to keep the conversation going.
Check out our new thang--Hood's Goods, a chance to highlight local minority owned businesses and the stories behind them. This month we proudly introduce Randy Williams, President of Talley & Twine Watch Company. https://talleyandtwine.com/
Amidst national outcry that Black Lives Matter, Jackie and Hannah take a look at Juneteenth: what it is, how to celebrate/commemorate, and offer our first featured Hood's Goods Business Owner Randy Williams, President of Talley & Twine Watch Company who makes a dope Juneteenth watch.
Every 4th Tuesday. We go live via Facebook to recap the month's episodes and happenings. If you missed it, then hear it lives just for your earholes.
COVID continues to expose the stark realities of the health gap as numbers begin to roll in reporting the African American death toll. Drop-in as we unpack why those numbers are important and what you can do--from a safe distance.
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In this episode of Christina's Journal, Christina shares the influences our conversations have had on her life and why she is moving on from the podcast.
Wanna stay connected to Christina? Visit https://www.christinakimbrough.com/ or @ckimbrough1 on social media
Special Episode: We speak with the founders the Unmaking Hampton Roads Series.
Unmasking Hampton Roads is a three-part learning series designed to help residents of the region take off their masks, be candid with each other about race and racism, and work together to make our communities more equitable and inclusive spaces for everyone.
The series is inspired by the poem “We Wear the Mask” by African American writer and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.
#UnmaskingHR will take place in Hampton Roads twice this fall:
Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 19 – Norfolk and Virginia Beach
Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 23 – Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk
Unmasking Hampton Roads is free to attend, but registration is required. Details on the unmaskinghr.org.
When self-proclaimed gentrifier John Raymond Mireles decided to use the fence of his Logan Heights home (a neighborhood in the San Diego area) as a canvas, he knew he had to do create with intent. His work sparked conversation and connection from Nebraska to New York, but it didn't stop there. John continues to use his public art displays to invite people of all walks of life to get closer to civility and empathy as well as the hard truths in American history preventing us from exercising both. In this episode, John chops it up about his own history and path to social justice through public art and why he decided to provide non-white people with the opportunity to buy white privilege.
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What's good- 1:15
Convo with John- 4:50
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