Millennial Minds with YazzieSpeaks

Millennial Minds with YazzieSpeaks

Yasmine Arrington, MDiv is the Founder and Executive Director of ScholarCHIPS, Inc., a DC-based nonprofit that provides college scholarships, mentorship and a support network for youth with incarcerated parents. Yasmine founded the organization when she was 16 years old. Now as a graduate of Elon University (B.A.) and Howard University School of Divinity the organization has awarded over $180,000 to 61 scholars. Yasmine is the producer and host of her radio show and podcast "Millennial Minds," which airs on WERA 96.7FM every Wednesday from 6:30-7pm and on DC Radio (96.3 HD 4) weekdays at 2pm. Yasmine is also a professional curve fashion model, preacher and motivational speaker.... Show More

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February 6, 2021 29 min
Yasmine sits down with Heather Rice-Minus, an executive at the Christian non-profit Prison Fellowship and her husband Paul Minus, a black and white interracial married couple who have an open and candid conversation about their family dynamics, acceptance amongst parents, talks with family on race, and the idea of having conversations with their children around identity. This conversation could not have happened at a more pivotal...
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Mary Blackford was inspired to create Market 7 while on a teaching trip to Ghana, where she saw firsthand how integral community markets were to underserved residents. In 2017, she began hosting pop-up markets in Ward 7 to prop up Black retailers and urban farmers before the Neighborhood Development Group offered her a dedicated space at its Benning Market development. In July, Essence awarded Blackford $150,000 to jump-start Marke...
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I sit down with Marcus Bullock, CEO of Flikshop. Flikshop is an app you download on your phone, in order to send postcards to your incarcerated loved one. Marcus has a powerful story of becoming incarcerated at a young age. He loves to tell the story of how impactful it was for him to receive letters from his mother while he was incarcerated. He says that her letters kept him connected and gave him hope. Now he is on a mission to g...
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YazzieSpeaks sits down with actress, Ashley Rios. Ashley is the leading lady in the movie Sinners Wanted, produced by the Jenkins Brothers. We talk about how she got into acting, her early career as an actress, why she walked away from acting for many years, how she met her husband in high school and how they maintain a loving, successful, happy marriage. When Ashley was young she would look at actresses on television and tell her ...
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YazzieSpeaks talks with Monique Malabet, a realtor in DC, Maryland and Virginia. She is the Founder of the podcast "Black, Young and I Invest." I speak with Monique about how she helps so many first-time homebuyers, many of whom are African American, make their dreams of home ownership come true. She was born in New York and grew up in Delaware. She went to Hampton University, and while there, took an elective class in real...
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Millennial Minds Eps 55 with Shae Harris Policy Advisor for DC Deputy Mayor for Public Safety by Yasmine Arrington
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Yazzie speaks with James Brooks, our recurring political commentator during the Senate Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. This interview took place a few days before the Senate's vote. The House of Representatives had already filled Articles of Impeachment on President Donald Trump. On February 5, 2020 a supermajority in the Senate voted against the charge of abuse of power and against the charge of obstruction of Con...
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Millennial Minds Eps 53 with Dale Noelle, Founder of TRUE Model Management by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 52 with Ali Hashemi, Founder of Good Sweat a Social Impact Cycling Studio by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 51 w/Swaliga Foundation and 4th Quarter Collective by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 50 Doug Spencer Co-Founder of Bold Xchange by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps. 49 Miss DC USA Cordelia Cranshaw 2019 by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps. 48 David Johnson, Founder of Kingdom Promises Ministries, Singer and Actor by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps. 47 Queen Lorrine Coleman-Ross, Director of Ms. Full-Figured D.M.V. Pageant by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 46 with Montie Green, Owner of Velvet Wax, Sugaring Wax Studio by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps. 45 with K Secret, Founder of Jon Marc and National Curves Day, Inc. by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 44 with Raynna Nkwanyuo, J.D. and ScholarCHIPS Alumna by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 43 with Rashema Melson, Anacostia Valedictorian and Former DC General Resident by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 42 with John Bell, Author of Memoirs From My Cell by Yasmine Arrington
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Millennial Minds Eps 41 with Hannah and Zoha, Co-Founders of HER by Yasmine Arrington
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