Culture

Ep 8: What’s So Funny?!? With Comedian Jamie  Roberts

T H I S G U Y makes it his business to make you laugh. I’m just glad to call him a friend. In fact, I owe a lot to him because he took time to talk me through this podcast thing, and the thing lives because of his wise advice. I want you to meet him too. Jamie Roberts is on the rise as a comedian, and……

On Building Your Own Table…

An excerpt from No, Thanks! I’ll Just Include Myself. A Guide to Building Your Own Table in the Workplace and Taking Your Rightful Seat. “I’m different.  I’ve never been like any of my friends or colleagues.  My mindset is different. I approach things differently, whether it is my culture, my entrepreneurial spirit, the way I approach things as a woman or my drive.  I bring a special flavor to…

Ep 7: Blogging: A Family Affair, Eva Greene Wilson, AKA SocaMom

This week, we’ll speak with Eva Green Wilson, of SocaMom.com®. She is an award-winning parenting blogger and a speaker. Most importantly, she is one of my besties! The story of how we met and became friends is epic. I think you’ll love her as much as I do.And by the way, we bonded over a good curry and ginger beer at carnival in Atlanta. We talk about how……

Ep 4: Great Things Happen When You Just #DoYou with Jarrett Hill

Jarrett Hill was looking for his next career move and a little frustrated with the search when he found himself in a Starbucks, live tweeting the RNC.  But this episode really isn’t about plagairism and FLOTUSes.  It really is about what happens when you are just doing you. It’s also about microaggrssions and white supremacy.  ?. Buckle your seatbelts, and take a listen.  While you are at it,……

A Lesson on Microaggressions in Two Languages at the Local Deli

Like many people, I occasionally wear shirts or tops with words on them.  I enjoy them.  Especially when I’m relaxed after work or on the weekends when the corporate uniform is put to rest for a bit.  And I, like many people, usually know the meaning of those words.  In fact, I recall my mother once telling me to always know what the  words and brands that I…

What’s Cooking in My Studio This Week

Hey, everyone! We are about finished editing Episode 3 with social media for social good guru Chris Strub; but this week, we’ll speak with Eva Green Wilson, of SocaMom.com®. She is an award-winning parenting blogger and a speaker. Eva is a wife, mother of 3, author, illustrator and recent graduate at Howard School of Law. Her blog posts have been featured on BlogHer.com, and republished in b3 Caribbean Magazine (print and…

‘Hamilton’s’ Miranda, Music and Mobile Equals Business Marketing Magic)

(Lin-Manuel Miranda. Image: Flickr/Steve Jurvetso) Marketers can take a cue from Broadway in time for a new mass market The year was 2009. As the story goes, the White House invited a 30-year-old Broadway actor to perform lines from his current production, but this request was a little different than usual. According to NPR, the invitation also gave Lin-Manuel Miranda the option of performing anything else he might want in “the American tradition.”…

What Marketers Can Learn from The Carters
They are dropping entire albums with a single post to Instagram on a random Saturday afternoon. Everyone in RocNation shares about it on their handles, while most other social posts are organic from frenzied fans who are “getting their complete life.” Is new music Tuesday still a thing? Perhaps it is not if you are the parents of Blue and the twins. Beyoncé & Jay-Z are also great…
Social Media: A Digital Portal for Access, an Opportunity and a Voice
Published on October 18, 2016 on LinkedIn On Oct 6, 2016, I spoke to students, faculty and staff from a variety of universities and colleges at the 6th Annual Howard University Social Media Conference.  The topic was how social media has provided access and opportunity to marginalized communities.  I share the original script of that keynote below, and I'd love to hear about your experiences.  The keynote was…
Bringing Inclusion to the Opera
Published on June 14, 2018 on LinkedIn I've been to one opera in my life, but I never returned. I shared with Opera America conference attendees why last year in a Q&A with it's CEO, Marc Scorca, after a keynote about inclusion marketing tenets. My reasons were linked to a feeling of not belonging. Anyone who looked like me was handing me a playbill or wiping up in the…

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