I Am Black Success™

I Am Black Success™

I Am Black Success™ by Trailblazers.FM™ delves into the stories of bold and brilliant Black trailblazers – self-driven founders, best-selling authors, passionate creatives and inspiring leaders. Each episode covers a variety of topics for Black women and men and aims to impart actionable strategies, valuable tactics, and innovative tools, that our Blazer Nation community of Black professionals can use immediately on our journey to blazing our trails. With Trailblazers.FM you’ve got free, instant access to over 200+ stories of #BlackExcellence Learn from successful Black men and women in leadership (Shawn Dove, Tiffany Dufu, John W. Rogers Jr), entrepreneurship (Janice Bryant Howroyd, David Moody Jr, Nicole Walters), best-selling authors (Minda Harts, Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington), wealth/money experts (Tonya Rapley, Ash Cash, Jamila Souffrant), and so much more. Take this opportunity to connect, learn from and grow with other successful Black men and women in leadership and entrepreneurship. Join our Blazer Nation community today at iamblacksuccess.com. #IAmBlackSuccess #MissionFuel #BlackTrailblazers #BlackEntrepreneurs #BlackLeaders


March 27, 2023 38 mins

We are not short on horror stories of racial disparities in medicine. We saw this most recently during the early days of the pandemic, when Black and brown communities were absolutely devastated by Covid-19. And even beyond the pandemic, health disparities and inequity for people of color persist.

Our guest today is Dr. Oni Blackstock. Dr. Oni Blackstock is recognized as a thought leader and influencer in the areas of HIV ...

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Change can be scary, and when your pivot concerns your professional life, it can become even scarier ... especially for Black Women and other women of color!

Our guest is Cecilia Nelson-Hurt, a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have Jennefer Witter, a past guest of the show, taking over hosting duties for the podcast for March. Jennefer is CEO/Founder of the Boreland Group.

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March 13, 2023 32 mins

There is an ongoing myth that there are very few Black Women in executive and/or senior leadership positions. Like the pipeline is nearly empty. It’s NOT.

Our guest for this episode is Ebony Reed. Ebony is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Marshall Project, a non-profit that produces journalism about the criminal justice system. Connect with Ebony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebony-reed-7b18564/

In celebration ...

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Are you a Unicorn? Have you been called a unicorn? Unicorn is a popular term used when there is an “only” or a “few” and it often means – according to Wikipedia – “a very rare find”.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, I’m turning over my hosting duties, all month long, to a dear friend and a past guest of the show, Jennefer Witter. Jennefer is the CEO and founder of The Boreland Group, a 20-year-old boutique public relations f...

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Ready to discover the 4 truths on why we actually struggle chasing PURPOSE?

Don’t miss “What’s The 411?” with our guest Patrice C Washington.

In 2020, SUCCESS Magazine named Patrice Washington one of 12 Inspiring Black Voices in Personal Development and she continues to be consistently called on for her expertise by national media. As an award-winning intuitive author, transformational speaker, hope-restoring coac...

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February 20, 2023 20 mins

How Can You Grow Your Solo Business?

Join me as I share in conversation with the one and only Ramon Ray, who is going to share some key tips and insights NOT for building a billion-dollar brand but JUST getting to over $100k in revenue-building a great business that generates a few hundred thousand dollars in revenue!

In case you hadn’t heard about Ramon until now ...
Ramon Ray is an in-demand expert on small ...

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February 13, 2023 21 mins

Empathy is so very important in today's remote work environment, and helps leaders understand their team's perspectives, emotions, and experiences, which leads to better communication and connection.

Our featured guest for this episode is Chris Cochran, CEO & Executive Producer of Hacker Valley Media. Chris will be sharing a new segment we've created called 'What's the 411' and talking wit...

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"If the racial wealth divide is left unaddressed ... median Black household wealth is on a path to hit zero by 2053—about 10 years after it is projected that racial minorities will comprise the majority of the nation’s population. Median Latino household wealth is projected to hit zero twenty years later, or by 2073." The Road To Zero Wealth.

Join Gary Cunningham, CEO of Prosperity Now, as he tackles the ...

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*Today is our 7th birthday as a podcast (wooo hooo). This is the 3rd part of a 3-part Reboot mini series. All three episodes are live right now (episodes 228-230).*

The mantra and approach I'll share in today's episode, became the underlying driver that later helped me get:

  • Promoted twice in 6-months at my job
  • Increased my income and the number of income streams 
  • Got me accepted as one of the first 100- people i...
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When you're navigating somewhere using Google Maps and you've got an accident on your route, Google will typically offer you to accept a different route... and that’s what I did in this valley season of my life. I accepted the alternate route.

This is the 2nd part of a 3-part Reboot mini series. All three episodes are live right now (episodes 228-230).*

In this episode, I share: 

  • What happened to me ...
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What’s good fam? Wah gwan? How tings? How ya’ll doing? 

Listen, this episode is being published on February 1 2023 and today marks the 7th anniversary since we launched the Trailblazers.FM podcast. 

That’s right ... it’s our 7th birthday as a podcast and community... I’m so incredibly grateful as I reflect on all the amazing accomplishments we’ve achieved and also the challenges we’ve endured to get here.

Today also marks the official...

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It’s New Year’s Day and a dear friend of the podcast, Mignon Francois, opens up the year for Trailblazers.FM with this bold statement and challenge to each and everyone of YOU in our BlazerNation community:

Throw The Whole Resolution Away... 😮

Say what?? Listen, you DO NOT want to miss out on the most inspiring 21-minutes that will help you get your year off on the right footing and position your mind, your actio...

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December 13, 2021 15 mins

"God will make us strong, before he makes us happy!"


Please help us by SHARING this podcast with others. We believe that these inspiring stories are going to move other aspiring Black trailblazers to make significant changes that have generational impact for many others, both now and well into the future. 

Blazer Nation, join our community at iamblacksuccess.com 

And connect with host Stephen A. Hart at Twitter and LinkedI...

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How do you build, grow and scale your black-owned business? 

Today’s guest is Samia Gore. 

Samia Gore is the first Black female founder of Body Complete Rx, who’s been able to break significant ground in the male-dominated, nutritional supplement industry. She’s since gone on to generate over $10m in the past 4 years in her business.


Please help us by SHARING this podcast with others. We believe that these inspiring stories are goin...

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December 9, 2021 6 mins

There is a past version of you that is so proud of how far you have come!


I recently shared an emotional memory of a place, a valley I was in back in December 2013, that I wanted to never go back to again. Thank God, I’ve never been back there. And that Stephen from December 15, 2013 is soooo very proud of where I am today.


Now that brings me to the point I wanted to make today and it’s this ...

DO NOT QUIT on you because GREAT THIN...

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Our episode guest is Stephen Powell, the chief programs and partnerships officer of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, founded by Essence Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor; he leads and oversees the organization’s affiliate network, program expansion, partnership development, training, and technical assistance efforts.

 Some of Stephen’s most notable honors include GQ Magazine’s Movado Leader Award; Black Enter...

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December 7, 2021 36 mins

Life has a way of throwing you and I some tough blows during different seasons of our lives. Whether you and I must endure a day, a week or a year of hardships, the challenge is to continue to put yourself out there (like it or not), continue to get up and show up anyway. If you’re unclear about how to lead during your present or next season of uncertainty, you should join this conversation.

Our guest today is Kandia Johnson, Founde...

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December 6, 2021 21 mins

As our 5th anniversary as a podcast approached on February 1st 2021, I made a decision to not quit on Trailblazers.FM, but instead I decided to shift. I shifted and committed to producing weekly video live streams and then it became 2-3x a week that I was streaming.

In many ways though, my soul ached. I stopped the podcast that was going for 5 years, and at it’s peak, reaching some 15-20,000 downloads a month.

But I made a commitment...

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December 7, 2020 44 mins

All anyone has to do is say the year and it can elicit an emotion. In a few words, this year has been everything from unpredictable, to traumatic, scary, exhausting and bizarre. But, there have been moments of joy as well, despite the pain.

For those who are hurting, who need the hope that an opportunity to start over provides, debut author Zim Flores has some thoughts. Flores’ new book, Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful E...

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November 30, 2020 49 mins


Based out of Houston, TX, Zach Nunn is a “Big 4” Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant and thought leader, with over 9 years of experience leading cultural and organizational transformation in a variety of industries. As the CEO and founder of Living Corporate, LLC, Zach amplifies and centers marginalized voices at work by interviewing Black and brown executives, activists, educators, el...

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