While Black A Podcast on Black Excellence
The Struggle and Success of a Black Model w/Mari

The Struggle and Success of a Black Model w/Mari

September 14, 2019

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 modeling industry.

Today we sit down with Mari and learn much more about modeling:

  1. What makes it difficult for black men and women
  2. The crazy standard that are forced to adhere to
  3. How to get started in the industry
  4. What does the pay look like
  5. Watch out for the GWC's

Make sure you go and follow her IG: @glamstar14

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Me, Myself, and My Cello w/OkCello

Me, Myself, and My Cello w/OkCello

September 7, 2019

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 graced stages, backroom, videos, and albums for music greats such as India Arie, De La Soul, and Big Boi (check the Kill Jill Video - SUPER DOPE). 

OkCello takes his time during this interview to lace us with amazing perspective on the African Diaspora, the future of the black community, and amazing personal cello spoken interpretations of situations we face often....plus he does it with both his voices (the one coming from his mouth and the one coming from his Cello)

This is a special and at times personal episode that is informational and emotional all the way through.  You will walk away better as a result of listening - we promise - so sit back relax and enjoy.

Go follow OkCello at www.okcello.com or on IG: @okcello

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Dope Books - “Dear Martin” w/Nic Stone

Dope Books - “Dear Martin” w/Nic Stone

August 31, 2019

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 BOOKS AHEAD) and shines light on the political and racial high school world that Justyce, Manny, SJ, and Jared on share and navigate inside of Dear Martin  

If you are a young black teen or the parent of a young black teen we HIGHLY SUGGEST that you get close to this book.  I promise it will open up the worlds of politics and race in high school for you in a way you may not have expected.

Here is a quick synopsis on the book and please go follow Nic on IG: @nicstone and dont forget to get social with While Black - IG: WHILE_BLACK; TWITTER @whileblackpc; FB @whileblackpodcast or email: whileblackpodcast@gmail.com 

Synopsis:

Nic Stone's Dear Martin tells the story of an Ivy League-bound African-American student named Justyce who becomes a victim of racial profiling. He struggles to reconcile the fact that he's a "good kid" with suddenly being in police handcuffs. In the months that follow, Justyce confronts injustices and micro-aggressions he experiences at his mostly white prep school and the fallout from his brief detainment.

 

Black, Proud, and Militant AF

Black, Proud, and Militant AF

August 24, 2019

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 personality that led us into an unexpected conversation about the origin of black people, the power in unity, and the fact that there are definitely black people in the future.

Buckle up and hold on tight for this one

Keep an open mind as you listen and regardless to if you agree with his perspectives, his word choices, or his fearlessness promise to listen and allow yourself to learn something.

We want to remind you that on While Black there are no rules and learning is always an option.

Tune in, listen up, and sound off - let us know your thoughts because this episodes goes EVERYWHERE!

The Dark Side of Improv

The Dark Side of Improv

August 17, 2019

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 chat improv comedy and how they make their mark while continuing to shine light on what it is to be black in America today.

Join While Black in its chat with Dark Side of The Room members Kirsten and Chris on a journey into a world you may not think about much but you should.

Make sure to follow Dark Side of The Room via their website http://darksidecomedy.com/

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Paradigm Shift w/ David Banner

Paradigm Shift w/ David Banner

August 10, 2019

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 and delivers very needed information. If you know Banner at all then you know what kind of episode this is.

Make sure to go and follow Mr Banner in all that he does and please go follow his podcast The David Banner Podcast.  IG: @davidbannerlikespictures; website: www.davidbanner.com

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Not All Serial Killers are White - Introducing: Fruitloops Serial Killers Of Color Podcast

Not All Serial Killers are White - Introducing: Fruitloops Serial Killers Of Color Podcast

July 9, 2019

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 talked about them a few times on While Black and they are the only podcast with intro music as dope as ours!!

If you have an interest in the crazy world of serial killers then please go and check them out.  They do a great job of bringing the crazy deranged serial killers into your car or living room in a safe (and often funny) way.  Wendy and Beth delivery creepy content in their own signature way and we are fans....

And I promise IT GETS CREEPY!!! - check them out

Look Alive Guys Its Crazy Out There!!!!

Fruitloops website:https://fruitloopspod.com

Follow them on twitter, FB, or IG:@fruitloopspod

Do You Love Me Mary Jane w/The Cannimedic

Do You Love Me Mary Jane w/The Cannimedic

June 22, 2019

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 episode to check out and learn from

Stanley Atkins (The Cannimedic) really breaks it down!!!!

Tune in and listen up!!!

Hit up Stanley on IG and other social media outlets @thecannimedic, hit his email at thecannimedic@gmail 

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We Are What We Eat w/Dietician Johane Filemon

We Are What We Eat w/Dietician Johane Filemon

June 15, 2019

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 looking to make a change to the healthy then this episode is one you absolutely have to listen to.  

Catch up with Johane on her Wonderfully Nutritious IG page @wonderfullynutritious

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Faith + Hustle = Fearless w/Arian Simone

Faith + Hustle = Fearless w/Arian Simone

June 8, 2019

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 devotion positioned to help you get from here to there and to do so with FAITH and HUSTLE.

Do yourself a favor and check it out then go follow @Ariansimone on all platforms

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