30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience

30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience

Breaking stereotypes, building legacies, and helping others along the way. 30 to Life is for 30 somethings trying to make it in America. Tune in every Wednesday with Muki and Brown as they have stimulating conversations with a hint of comedy about everyday millennial life, wealth, health, and everything else. 30 to Life is more than a podcast, it is an experience. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod

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July 22, 2021 59 min
In this episode, the guys chat with DeShuna Spencer, Founder & CEO of kweliTV, about her journey to creating a video streaming service and lessons she learned along the way. DeShuna breaks down why positive black representation is needed today and the importance of showcasing authentic black stories. Later she give practical advice for anyone looking to start a business. Tune in! Learn more about kweliTV at http://www.kweli.t...
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In this episode, the guy chat with Ivan Walker, Chief Technology Officer for the Bean Path & Software Engineer at Amazon, about his journey through tech, the importance of being your authentic self, and steps to breaking into a career in tech. Tune in. More about our guest: Ivan Walker is a software development engineer (SDE) with the Amazon/A9 visual search team based in Atlanta, GA.? He put his PhD studies on hold to assis...
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In this episode, the guys discuss Sha'Carri Richardson, going back to the office, and why 4 million people voluntarily quit their jobs in April. Later in the episode they break down interviewing 101 and how to land the job. Tune in!
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In this episode, the guys discuss being a #girldad and the proper protocol for using public restrooms. Later in the episode they discuss the power of mentorship and why you should have one. They breakdown the best practices for finding a mentor and job interviewing. Tune in.
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In this episode, the guys discuss Brown’s birthday, Juneteenth, Father’s Day, and how it felt hanging out in New York City post COVID-19. Later in the episode the guys discuss the importance of networking and practical ways to build relationships. Tune in!
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In part 2 from last week’s episode, the guys continue their conversation with Dr. Nashlie Sephus. She is an artificial intelligence scientist for Amazon and CEO of the Bean Path, a non-profit organization based in Jackson, MS, assisting individuals and startups with technical expertise and guidance. She discusses her plans to turn her hometown into a thriving center for tech entrepreneurs. Tune in as this is a must listen on techno...
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In this episode, the guys chat with Dr. Nashlie Sephus. She is an artificial intelligence scientist for Amazon and CEO of the Bean Path, a non-profit organization based in Jackson, MS, assisting individuals and startups with technical expertise and guidance. She breaks down her journey into tech and how she overcame her adversities. She explains why it is important to pursue fields in technology and how to transition into it. Later...
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In this episode, the guys discuss the 100 year anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre. They touch on the first time they learned about Black Wall Street and the impact it had on them. Later they discuss the important of buying black, the black dollar, and supporting black-owned banked. Tune in. Black owned banks: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/banking/black-owned-banks-and-credit-unions
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In the episode, the guys chat with Anthony ONeal. He is a #1 national best-selling author, financial expert and host of the popular online series “The Table.” Anthony breaks down his journey from homeless to homeowner to becoming a money expert. He provides actionable steps to changing your mindset, improving your finances, and finding your why. Tune in! This episode is a must listen. More about our guest: Anthony ONeal is a #...
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In this episode, the guys chat with Ramunda and Derrick Young of MahoganyBooks. MahoganyBooks is an award-winning independent bookstore in Washington, DC. They believe in social entrepreneurship and are dedicated to ensuring access to books written for, by or about people of the African Diaspora. Ramunda and Derrick have uplifted and embraced leadership roles in the African American community by promoting reading, writing, and cult...
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On this episode of 30 to Life, Muki & Brown chats with Donald Hawkins, the Co-founder and CEO of First Boulevard. Donald is a serial entrepreneur with years of experience in technology and financial services. Hawkins most recently founded Griffin Technologies, a fintech company focused on providing real-time, contextual intelligence to community banks and credit unions. Donald shares his amazing story and breakdowns the importa...
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In part 2 from last week’s episode, the guys continue their interview with Benny Pough. Benny is an established music executive, entrepreneur, author, and real estate investor. He is one of the most successful record executives in the music industry.  He has been pivotal in the sound and culture of music today. He’s worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. He’s also signed artists such as Future and Yo Gotti. Ben...
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In this episode, the guys interview Benny Pough. Benny is an established music executive, entrepreneur, author, and real estate investor. He is one of the most successful record executives in the music industry.? He has been pivotal in the sound and culture of music today. He’s worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonc?, and Kanye West. He’s also signed artists such as Future and Yo Gotti. Benny currently serves as Founder and CEO ...
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In this episode, Muki and Brown breakdown how to start a podcast. They go over the platforms & equipment that they use, things they learned along the way, the importance of having a story, and best practices. The guys also discuss mistakes they made and the key to taking action. Tune to learn how to pod and get an inside look into 30 to Life!
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In this barbershop episode, the guys discuss the shooting of Daunte Wright, the trial for George Floyd’s death and what will happen if a not guilty verdict is announced, Black Lives Matter controversy, and the legalization of marijuana in New York. Muki & Brown breakdown the impact that DMX had and his legacy. Later they debate on the new Utah law that requires biological fathers to pay 50% of a woman’s pregnancy related medica...
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The guys chat with Dr. Lauren Cook. Lauren is a therapist that primarily works with people in their 20s and 30s. She specializes in supporting people through the major changes and milestones in their lives. During the episode they discuss self-care, mental health, and making effective decisions in your 20s and 30s. Lauren touches on a variety of topics including societal pressure for women to get married & have kids and how to ...
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Muki and Brown chat with Michael Broughton. Michael is the cofounder of Perch, a free app that allows users to build their credit through recurring expenses such as rent, Netflix and Hulu. Michael started the the company to help people quickly build good credit scores by tapping into non-traditional data points. So far, Perch has launched on the iOS App Store and will launch on the Google Play Store in the near future. They recentl...
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In this barbershop episode, Muki and Brown discuss the recent shootings, Derrick Jaxn and his wife, WandaVision, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and more. Oh and you get to learn more personal stuff about Muki and Brown! They also break down the meaning and mission of the podcast! Tune in!
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Dawn W. Dickson is CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial recognition, A.I, and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights. PopCom has developed technology to make kiosks and vending machines intelligent through data and analytics at the point of purchase. As a serial entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience in marketing and business development, Dawn launched four successfu...
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In part 2 from last week’s episode, Muki and Brown continue their conversation with Shawn D. Rochester about his books, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America and CPR for the Soul: How to Give Yourself a 20% Raise, Eliminate Your Debt, and Leave an Inheritance for Your Children’s Children. Later, Shawn breaks down the ways the black community can build wealth and economic empowerment. Tune in for part 2 of our conversati...
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