While Black A Podcast on Black Excellence
Dream Achieving w/Brya Wood … While Black - Baby, I’m A Star

Dream Achieving w/Brya Wood … While Black - Baby, I’m A Star

April 13, 2019

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 Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Missy, Pharrell….) and starred in a few dope tv and film roles.  We are blessed that she was kind enough to swing by and spend some time with While Black.

Brya inspires us all on how to go from where you are to where you want to be and how to gracefully do it your own way.  She drops gem after gem about believing in yourself and recognizing your own power. Plus we get her take on twerk videos ...are the good for the culture or bad for the culture.

Brya makes it plain that giving up isn't in her vocabulary and it shouldn't be in your either. If you have ever dreamed but have not yet realized that dream then you have to listen to her break it all the way down.

Brya was dope, lively, and one of our favorite guests...her authenticity pours all over this episode.

Make sure you get to know her and follow her on IG, FB, Twitter @bryawoods and please check out her single “Papercuts”

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Building Wealth … While Black w/Jay Morrison - How To Get A “Bag”

Building Wealth … While Black w/Jay Morrison - How To Get A “Bag”

April 6, 2019

Building wealth has eluded us throughout our history in this country and while that is by design there are things we can do to counter that design.  

 

Today on While Black King Jay Morrison CEO of The Tulsa Real Estate Fund “shares the wealth” on how to build self and build wealth.  We get into specifics on how to invest in real estate and how to invest in and better yourself and your community.

 

King Jay talks how he elevated from a 3 time felon to a CEO Mogul and Millionaire. We also laugh a little about Boo Boo The Fool and discuss why the N word should be erased from your vocabulary.

 

If you care about black folks at all then get you some of this episode and SHARE IT!!!

Make sure to follow Jay on IG @mrjaymorrison or the @tulsarealestatefund and hit his website https://www.mrjaymorrison.com/

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Cancer … While Black (w/Ashley Banks) - “Cancer Sucks”

Cancer … While Black (w/Ashley Banks) - “Cancer Sucks”

March 30, 2019

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 episode focuses on cancer prevention and empowers US by sharing pertinent must know information.

Today while Black sits down with cancer researcher Ashley Banks.  Ashley breaks down the what and how behind cancer, the inspiration for her holistic health business (Naturally Mary), and the benefits of veganism and a healthy diet as a cancer prevention tactic.

Plus we hear who she'd rather hangout with Cardi b or Beyonce.

For anyone cancer curious or cancer affected this is a must listen episode.

Follow Ashley on IG @thereal_ashleybanks and @GoNaturallyMary; or hit her website at https://gonaturallymary.com/


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“Stay Woke” w Justin Blu - Enlightened … While Black

“Stay Woke” w Justin Blu - Enlightened … While Black

March 23, 2019

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 yourself when the country is vested in your miseducation? How do you trust yourself when the country says you aren't trustworthy?

Today While Black sits down with Justin Blu and dives into a great conversation on getting woke and staying woke while black.  Justin breaks down so much in this episode including was segregation a civil right or a civil wrong, why we MUST pay attention to the treatment of other ethnicities, and what black people need more than anything.

Please download or listen now and “Stay Woke”

Enjoy this episode and make sure to go follow Justin on his social channels  www.Justinblu.com;  (IG/Twitter: justinblu_ ;   FB: @JustinBluUniversity

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If you ain’t first, you’re last w/Bill Lester - NASCAR … While Black

If you ain’t first, you’re last w/Bill Lester - NASCAR … While Black

March 16, 2019

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 chance to sit down with NASCAR  pioneer and living legend Bill Lester.

Bill wanted to drive fast since his teen years and finally by age 40 made it to the nation's biggest racing stage. Our conversation today leans in hard on how to find your way to your dreams even when the thing you are dreaming about isn't necessarily accepting of who you are.  Bill discusses how powerful the support of a black woman can be and calls out his wife specifically for pushing and pulling him to get out there and make his dreams come true. (Pro tip: Black Woman are indeed magic)

He also goes in depth on being black and educated in NASCAR shining light on both the amazing times and struggles that being a black race car driver created.

Bill is a member of a VERY small group of African Americas to participate in the sport of NASCAR.  His story is both black history and a reminder of what black future can look like - we can do anything, be anywhere, and accomplish everything!!!!

This is not only a good episode but it holds true to the While Black promise of exposing you to new perceptions and experiences.  

Enjoy this episode and make sure to go engage with Bill at www.billlester.com

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Pirouettes, Twerks, & Werk w/Juel Lane - Dancing … While Black

Pirouettes, Twerks, & Werk w/Juel Lane - Dancing … While Black

March 9, 2019

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 we are blessed to chat with one of Dance Magazines Top 25 Dancers to Watch - Mr Juel D Lane.  

We discuss being a black career dancer, the importance of the older and newer dances, and how black people have left their mark on the industry. Are we fully recognized the way we should be and what's next for black dancers?  Also how do we as black people enjoy our right to be angry while not feeding into the the angry black (Fill in the blank) stereotypes that exist … When can we live in our feeling and our moment without the burden of teaching falling at our footsteps?

Our While Black Isht today is about the all time best dance scene in a black classic or “hood” movie, Did OJ do it, and What do you love most about life while black?

After you listen make sure to check out Ailey II Choreographer, Camille A Brown dancer and Celebrations of Dance Choreographer of the year Mr Juel Lane at www.Jueldlane.com or catch him on IG @jueldlane

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Black Proud and Republican - Republican … While Black

Black Proud and Republican - Republican … While Black

March 2, 2019

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 describe black Republicans I'd like to pose the question are those words fair?  Is it fair to judge someone simply because of a political affiliation?

We are of the mindset that if we as black folks are to change our situation and rewrite the accepted narrative on us we will need all of us regardless of income, education, or party affiliation. We need the power of diversity represented by the full spectrum of black people.

So as you listen to our black Republican guest Takosha Swan and whether you agree or disagree consider where we can find common ground to go out and win...together!

As with any conversation there were points made by Takosha that While Black disagreed with but there were also some that we agreed with.  

This episode will help you learn a different mindset as well as how to partner with someone that you may disagree with.

Lastly please remember that While Black is a forum meant to bring black people together and discuss our struggles, similarities, and differences..this isn't Fox or CNN and there will NEVER be fighting between blacks folks on this show

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Then make sure you get closer to Takosha and all of her work by visiting businesswomenconsulting.com or her IG: @Takoshaswan

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Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, Led Astray, Run Amok - Enslaved … While Black

Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, Led Astray, Run Amok - Enslaved … While Black

February 23, 2019

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 Roman, a descendant of the Hairston family...one of the largest slave owning families in American history.  Over the course of their dominance they owned and managed 43 plantations accounting for over 10,000 enslaved Africans.

Diana is eager to redirect her legacy from the atrocities of slavery to possibilities of genealogical reconnection.  Her family has complete an intact record for every person they enslaved and are working with the other large historical slave holding families and the mormon to church to provide these records….answering genealogical questions for millions.

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No Justice No Peace w/Attorney Gerald Griggs - Social Justice … While Black

No Justice No Peace w/Attorney Gerald Griggs - Social Justice … While Black

February 16, 2019

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 find our way to the promise land and what a social justice league would look like today.

We also open up the While Black Anti Racism Call Center getting you prepared to handle any racist words coming your way.

Just go listen RIGHT NOW to Attorney Gerald Griggs

Make sure to catch up with Attorney Greggs on his social platforms - it’s easy they are all @attorneygriggs or catch him on his website at www.geraldagriggs.com/

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Hip Hop Saves America w/DJ Hurricane - Legendary  … While Black

Hip Hop Saves America w/DJ Hurricane - Legendary … While Black

February 9, 2019

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 long time DJ for the Beastie Boys.

On this episode we talk how hip hop has created an economy allowing more of us to thrive and survive than sports.  We also hear his thoughts on the growth and future of hip hop and learn if maybe hip hop missed an opportunity to create advocates in white america where enemies now stand.

Hurricane breaks down his role in hip hop today, his daughter's success on the reality show Growing Up Hip Hop, and spills the bean on his new project Jay’s Hat, launching soon!!!

Tune in now and understand the experience of not just growing up hip hop but being active in the birth of hip hop

Make sure you follow DJ Hurricane on Instagram @djhurricane1

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