The Included SeriesDec 30, 2021
Trailblazing Paths with Ebony Dilworth
Ebony Dilworth is a Motherhood~Lifestyle~Career Blogger. She is empowering mammas to live and mother on their own terms with her Millennial Mamma community. Ebony created this space to connect with other moms who are raising children, not from any “mommy manual,” but who are learning as they go and loving it. Even with a huge focus on motherhood, the Millennial Mamma community is comprised of women with and without children. She is a woman who wants to live life to the fullest and works to create harmony between her personal and professional life. Many women think your life ends when you become a mom. Life has just begun darling! You can and shall have it all.
Through the Millennial Mamma platform, I share my experiences with marriage, motherhood, my career, business, social life, and most importantly self-care. It is my hope to inspire other mamma’s out there to enjoy their lives to the fullest. Mamma’s gotta have a life too!
She is also the founder of The Princess Foundation whose mission is to empower and support young women in urban communities to develop skills, effective communication, and dedication, which will prepare them to be of service to their community.
Be sure to follow Ebony on Instagram
The REAL Estate with Gordon Jackson
Gordon ‘Gordy’ Jackson
Gordon Jackson is the owner of Yellow Block BnB, a bed and breakfast located in Brooklyn, NY. He is the Founder of Yellow Block Community Development Group, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for communities, corporations, city, state, and federal agencies.
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I launched my bed and breakfast in 2011 to welcome families, travelers, and visitors to my neighborhood. Over the last decade, Yellow Block BnB has welcomed folks from all over the world. In hosting my guests, I began to understand the importance of building communities where we can work, grow, and thrive. Yellow Block CDG was founded on these principles.
We are open to partnering with community organizations locally, regionally, and globally to provide the resources our communities need.
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The Athletic Impact with Michael Coe
Michael Coe was born December 17th in Louisville, Kentucky and was raised in Memphis, TN. He received a football scholarship and graduated from the University of Arkansas with his Bachelor's Degree. Michael played Cornerback in the NFL from 2007-2013. After transferring to Alabama State University, he was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 NFL Draft out by the Indianapolis Colts. He spent three seasons before joining the New York Giants for four seasons. The height of Michael's tenure in the NFL was winning Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots. Michael headed to the CFL after the 2013-2014 season and spent one season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
He retired from football in 2015 and has contributed professionally to companies including; Fanduel as a Community Manager, CBS Radio as an Account Executive, and Physicians Partners of America as Business Development Manager. Michael is currently the President of the NFL Alumni Association, Central Florida Chapter and an active member of The Omega Psi Phi fraternity Inc, currently serving as keeper of finance where he oversees all financial transactions, financial reporting and presents the financial state of the chapter to the executive board and the body. Michael attends and serves at Journey Church, where he leads the Legacy, which is the financial backbone of the church. He's married to the former Alysse Metzler, the couple recently welcomed their first baby girl, Macklynn Grace, and the two reside in Winter Garden, FL.
Learn more about Michael here
Legacy Is Our Key To Wealth with Calvin Williams
Recruited by the Department of Defense at 17 to build Top Secret computer programs, went on to become one of the youngest Directors at Lincoln Financial Group, standing up their Digital Project Management Office. Williams is a multiple 40 under 40 award winner, with the most recent a 2021 40 Under 40 Award from InvestmentNews. Born in Laurel, MD now splitting his time between Charlotte and Raleigh, NC.
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Africa's Wealth w Phyllis Mburu
Phyllis is the Head of Partner Donor Relations at Impact Africa Network, a nonprofit startup studio on a mission to ensure that young African talent participates in the digital transformation of Africa as creators and owners. In this role, Phyllis strategically leads partnerships development and directs fundraising activities such as campaigns, and leads the fundraising team. She has collectively 6 years’ work experience specifically in partnerships development and project management.
The Intersection of Wealth & Sports
Scott Rochelle was named President and CEO of the National Basketball Retired Players Association in March 2018, after serving one year as an Interim. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Partnership Development / General Counsel, and Vice President of Membership, Programming, and Chapter Development.
In his role as President and CEO, Rochelle oversees the Retired Players Association’s day-to-day operations, including securing new cutting-edge partnerships for former players to thrive and prosper. In addition, he continues to strengthen and foster the association’s local chapters which has expanded to 12 cities during his tenure as President and CEO. At 38, Rochelle, is a rising star in the basketball world, working closely with the NBA executive team to guide revenue-generating and philanthropic programs that involve the greatest names in the NBA.
He is re-writing the business strategy of the Retired Players Association and has the support of the NBA and NBPA. Rochelle has also been instrumental in the development of new content platforms aimed at targeting younger, newly retired players. These initiatives include the creation of a monthly podcast, an aggressive social media strategy and the creation of a new publication titled, Legends Magazine, the official publication of former NBA and WNBA players.
Prior to joining the Retired Players Association in 2013 as Vice President of Membership, Player & Chapter Development, Rochelle served as an attorney for six-years with Querrey & Harrow, leading the Sports and Entertainment practice group with a focus on professional athlete business advisement, contract and endorsement representation. Rochelle is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and received his Master’s in Education and a law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Keep up with Scott at https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-rochelle/
Tech & Wealth with Dennis Schultz
I had the chance to chat with my good friend and tech genius Dennis Schultz who shares his personal money story as we also dive into how tech also leads to wealth creation for black and brown communities.
Dennis Schultz is the Executive Director of the Blacks In Technology Foundation, an organization that boasts the largest network for Black technology professionals. Dennis has over 25 years of experience in tech serving in a variety of roles including, enterprise sales, business development, customer success, and consulting. Dennis’ experience includes time at tech’s most respected brands, Dropbox, Gartner, Samsung, Dell, Lenovo, Rackspace Technology, VERITAS Software, and APC to name a few. Currently, Dennis is a Customer Success Manager at HPE. Additionally, Dennis is the founder of SaaS startup PaparazzMe, a mobile service for on-demand photography launching in 2021.
Learn More : https://www.blacksintechnology.net/ and https://foundation.blacksintechnology.net/
Family First with Arinze Onugha
Arinze is an attorney, entrepreneur, and creative. As a New York partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, he assists investment managers with the forming and structuring of their private investment funds and represents institutional investors in their domestic and offshore buyout, real estate, venture capital, and structured equity fund investments. As an entrepreneur, Arinze has (i) co-launched, operated, and sold two health-conscious restaurants, which collectively generated over $1 million dollars in annual revenue, (ii) co-ventured in several new constructions, high-end, residential real estate investment projects and (iii) co-founded an apparel company he launched while in college that donated enough money to build housing for the homeless in Tanzania. Currently, he owns multiple management companies that manage private funds focused on real estate and venture capital investments. As a creative, Arinze is the founder and host of The Black & White Series, a super down-to-earth digital content provider of business, law, and economic strategies for entrepreneurs and heads of households.
(Follow The Black & White Series on Instagram - @blkandwhtseries.) He also spent many years as a musician, performing and creating hip-hop music consisting of mature, business-focused concepts and honest dialogue of one’s pursuit to make a meaningful and positive influence on his community. During his active years as an artist, Arinze released an inspirational song featuring Tariq Trotter (also known as Black Thought) from the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots and opened for Grammy Award-nominated, neo-soul artist Bilal Sayeed Oliver.
Arinze’s charitable and civic activities include serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of DIFFvelopment, a non-profit organization with the mission to re-empower the global Black community through historically centered education and programming, serving as Co-Chair of the External Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors of the New York University School of Law Alumni Association, and mentoring those from underrepresented communities in learning business and business law concepts. Arinze is a Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence Award recipient and has been recognized by the Jackie Robinson Foundation as one of its "42 under 40" Distinguished Jackie Robinson Scholar Alumni. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in entrepreneurial management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.
The New Look Of Venture Capital with Marcia Mitchell
Marcia Mitchell is a Senior Associate at ff Venture Capital. In this role, she sits on the investment team; sourcing deals, managing due diligence, and co-leading deals. Marcia also works with portfolio companies post-investment, advising them on business development, operations, and special projects while helping to create connectivity to customers, suppliers, and partners. Prior to working in venture, Marcia spent several years working across diverse industries including investment banking, tech consulting, and fashion. Marcia holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.Sc. in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. https://twitter.com/marciamitch https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchellmarcia/
Back Like We Never Left with Rashaad Lambert
I had to bring back my brother Rashaad Lambert to kick off Season 2! This might be a tradition on this podcast because our conversations are always so unfiltered and authentic.
We dig into what's been going on during covid, how he is continuing to bring wealth back to Black communities, politics, and so much more. This was recorded back in Feb, so keep in mind there were a lot of important items that had not yet occurred in our community. Rashaad also unpacks his thoughts on how we should move forward with Black History month and why a change might be needed.
Episode 18 with Kristen Gardner
Episode 17 with Paris Tyler
Episode 16 with Dawn Myers
Episode 15 with Orion Brown
Episode 14 with Rodney Williams
*** Disclaimer. I have to save myself on this episode. There is a part when Rodney talks about buying tables. Now I'm from Northern, NJ and his reference to "buying tables" is my version of "bottle services." When I think of buying tables my brain goes to Home Goods ish...LOL. Yes, that is where I am in my life :)
Episode 13 with Minda Harts
In this episode, I got to chat with Minda Harts, CEO of The Memo LLC. She is a best-selling author and has published; Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace and The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table.
Episode 12 with Robert Palmer
Be sure to check out Robert Palmer, Fitness Entrepreneur on ig @robertlpalmer and @beexeceptionalofficial
Episode 11 with Sabrina Seymore
Episode 10 with Khaliah O. Guillory
Bonus Episode 9, HBCU Edition
In this episode, we unpack the importance of HBCU's, our love for them, and their impact on how communities of color continue to build wealth in America. Oh, and of course some *ish talking....check it out!
Dr. Allison Mathews, CEO of Community Expert Solutions & Co-Founder of Digital LinCS | Howard Alum
Greg Hill, Culture Change Agent | A&T Alum
Tagan Horton, Founder of Founders Get Funds | Spelman Alum
Marcus Hawley, Founder & CEO of Natty NECKWARE & Co-Founder of Digital LinCS | Hampton Alum
Joey Hill, Founder, Hill + Co. Creative & Associate Director, Experiential Marketing at Walton Isaacson (Ad/Marketing Agency) | Morehouse Alum
Episode 8 with Kerel Cooper
Kerel Cooper is the SVP, Global Marketing at LiveIntent and Founder & Host of Minority Report Podcast.
Be sure to check out his podcast here: https://www.minorityreportpodcast.com/artists and on IG at minorityreportpodcast.
Episode 7 with Joy Hutton
Joy Hutton, Founder Of Joy Of Consulting &on the go GLAM.
You can keep up with Joy on IG @joy_m_h and @otgglam.
Episode 6 with Janice Z. Gassam, Ph. D
Janice Z. Gassam, Ph.D
Consultant, Professor, Author, Podcaster.
Keep up with Janice on IG at janicejnice and be sure to check out her podcast "Dirty Diversity."
Episode 5 with Cordelro Brown
Cordelro Brown Operations and Marketing at Founder Gym (https://foundergym.com/).
Keep up with him on IG @cordelro and learn more about Founder Gym by following @foundergym.
Episode 4 with Dr. Allison Mathews
Dr. Allison Mathews,
CEO of Community Expert Solutions & Co-Founder of Digital LinCS (https://www.communityexpertsolutions.com/)
Keep up with her on IG @ digitallincs
Episode 3 with Jeff Lindor
Jeff Lindor, CEO & Founder of The Gentlemen's Factory. Be sure to check out the Gentlemen's Factory by using this link https://gentlemensfactory.com/.
Keep up with Jeff on IG @mrcommunitynyc.
Episode 2 with Dynasti Hunt
Dynasti Hunt, Managing Director, Talent & Equity. Learn more about Dynasti by following @dynastihunt
Episode 1 with Rashaad Lambert
Keep up with Rashaad on ig @king_spit