Success In Black And White - The Podcast

Success In Black And White - The Podcast

The Success in Black and White podcast brings you a variety of topics from the lens of an interracial couple. Our ultimate focus is on bridging the gap between racial boundaries; which we discuss through practical topics such as leadership and management strategies, relationship tactics, and the process of personal development.

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May 3, 2021 57 min
Lately, "DEI" can feel like a performative term that varies in connotation and political implication depending on the situation and the state of the organization.  This week, with special guests Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold and Dr. Lisa Ingarfield, we move beyond thinking solely in terms of DEI to thinking of equitable strategies that will mobilize organizational change.     As a returning guest to the Success in Black and White ...
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"I went through multiple stages of a job search process and was told that I 'did very well,' so waited for an offer.  After my peers had long received job offers, I had to reach back out to the institution I wanted to work at, then finally got an email that stated: 'your references are great, your interview was great, and you have skill sets we could use, but we decided to go a different direction with someone who &...
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From the projects in Harlem to film school; from film school dropout to Doctor; from the U.S. to Africa and back again...Dr. Dorsey Spencer (pictured above with son, Chase) has experienced it all.  His newest journey includes acting as Dean of Students for Colgate University and children's book author for his own publishing company, See Us Fly, LLC. In this episode, he drops so much wisdom about the necessity of taking risks, h...
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Dr. Kellie Gerbers and Dr. Alicia Cunningham-Bryant deliver a powerful message in today's episode.  The ability to absorb and learn from history, to approach individuals and experiences different from yours with empathy, and to be vulnerable in the face of things unknown to you are the best ways to be advocates for change.  These amazing women share their own journeys of learning, growth, and justice. They teach a college cours...
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March 21, 2021 66 min
A special episode this week!  We turn the tables and let you listen in to a featured interview we did for the Journey to Joy podcast.  We discuss it all, from how we met to what it's like working together, to how being an interracial family impacts us and our children.  You don't want to miss this special feature!   You can listen to all the amazing episodes from the Journey to Joy podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or at ...
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March 14, 2021 13 min

Darryl's a solo on the podcast today to give you brief motivation on why showing up matters.  Don't miss this short episode for a quick pick-me-up!

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Fear, imposter syndrome, and struggles... Dr. Asha talks to us about overcoming it all in today's episode!  She shares her own struggles with fear, from being stuck in Peru at the beginning of the pandemic to overcoming her fear of public speaking.  We discuss the integration of faith into your weekly routine to boost your healthy habits, and learning how to succeed even when the world feels like it's falling apart.  Whethe...
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We spent an hour with Kiama unpacking microaggressions in the workplace, including those that now happen in a virtual space.  Kiama drops so much wisdom about the WHAT, and also takes the time and space to impart knowledge as to the WHAT NOW?  She gives excellent takeaways about what you can do if you are part of a traditionally minoritized group that experiences microaggressions, and also how to be a good ally if you have the priv...
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Do you run a large corporation?  How about a small entrepreneurial start-up? No matter where you fall on the line from large org to small,  this episode is all about BUSINESS; about creating customer loyalty no matter what you do.  Danny brings us his perspective from his time working with Mickey Mouse and company.  You'll get sage advice on bringing people back to your business time and again, as well as hear more about Danny ...
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From growing up in the projects to graduating from college; from quitting on his Masters degree to finishing it years later; Seneca talks about his life journey, the mentors that pushed him (and lent him their clothes for an interview), and how he found his purpose in life through poetry, authorship, and working with students. Seneca drops knowledge about how to find your purpose, what the journey to being a book author looks like,...
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February 7, 2021 31 min
What do you know about Black History Month? Were you educated about it school?  Did you celebrate it growing up?  We ask and answer these questions and more in this episode.    Follow us on your favorite podcast app or Subscribe to our weekly newsletter! You'll get our latest podcast episode and discover everything we've been reading, listening to, and watching that week! Find out more about us at successinblackandwhite.com...
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Dr. Calvin Williams talks to us about his career journey:  from being a community college fail-out to doing tours in the military to becoming a doctor, he embodies the term "perseverance."  We didn't want the conversation to stop!  He discusses authentic leadership, how to lead well remotely, navigating generational differences in the workplace, and how writing blog posts has been healing for racial trauma.   Dr. Willia...

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January 25, 2021 55 min
Lesroy has worked in television for 21 years, from college sports, to entertainment TV, to marketing and corporate, he's produced and edited videos of the MLB, NASCAR & NBA. He owns the media companies LouardMedia and LouardLife, LLC. Lesroy and his partner, Megan, are also founders of the knit headwear clothing company, Expressive Heart Knits, that features fun headwear designs that also have inspiration and positive messa...
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January 18, 2021 35 min
Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is the most revered civil rights activist in the United States. On this day of observance of his birthday, we discuss his lasting impact and some of the things you probably don't know about him.  https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr    Subscribe to our weekly newsletter; you'll get our latest podcast episode, our newest blog article, and discove...
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November 29, 2020 28 min

What's your guilty pleasure? This week we spill all of our guilty pleasures, from food and beverage, to Netflix, to social media. Don't miss this fun episode! 

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November 22, 2020 40 min

How are you going to reclaim 2020? Today we discuss strategies to reclamation 2020 physically, mentally, financially, and from the lens of personal growth.

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Matteo and Julie Ferrer are the ultimate power couple... no, really.  Matteo's groundbreaking men's dress shirt design led him to say goodbye to corporate and political life and start his own men's dress shirt company, VERSATTIRE (versatile + attire).  Matteo and Julie, mere months prior to their wedding, were informed by the Discovery Channel that VERSATTIRE would be featured as one of six businesses competing for ...
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We sit down with superstar faculty, Dr. Cameron Beatty to discuss deconstructing race in higher education.  He spills the tea on his podcast, ScholarTea, talks about his recent article: Love Letters to Blackness and those who say they love us, and everything else race in Higher Ed!  Grab your tea and sit down for this amazing interview.   Subscribe to our weekly newsletter; you'll get our latest podcast episode, our newest blog...
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The Electoral College is as old as the Constitution (no, really).  And may be just as complicated to navigate.  Tonight we talk about why it was initially established, how it affects the vote today, and if people think it should stay or should go. Resources: Great visual representation of the electoral vote How the US electoral vote system works NPR Throughline: The Electoral College

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