Droppin' Jewelz Radio

Droppin' Jewelz Radio

Droppin' Jewelz Radio is an American radio show, produced and hosted by Jewelznyc (Renée Alston). The show began in virtual reality and now has a home on WKCR 89.9 FM NY - Columbia University on Friday nights at 9 pm EST. Droppin' Jewelz Radio also airs a live show on Saturday nights at 9 pm EST in AltspaceVR which can be seen via Oculus or PC. Focused on Black culture, Droppin' Jewelz Radio is vested in providing a platform to showcase the many aspects of our culture from activism to the arts. Told in our voice, through our lens, this platform thrives to shift the narrative that says we are incapable of achieving the impossible. It is our birthright. One that we, as Black people, have proven time and time again. Visit droppinjewelzradio.com

Episodes

October 29, 2021 72 min

Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with creative writer, storyteller, and drag artist, Daren J. Fleming, who is the founder of the production company, Grittsville USA. We will the discuss the challenges of being a Black gay male in America, transphobia, and how he navigated through racism and discrimination throughout his life. We’ll also discuss what equality for Black LGBTQIA creatives should look like and his journey to sobriety.

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with award-winning civil rights attorney, commentator, talk show host and author, Areva Martin to discuss her new book Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and the Lies We’ve Been Told, a self-help feminist manifesto that discusses the various experiences of women’s equality in the workplace and beyond especially when you’re Black!

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with author, activist and educator, Tamara Winfrey Harris to discuss her mission to empower and celebrate Black girls and women through storytelling. We’ll also dive into how Black women leverage strength in a world that does not show us grace to experience and humanize our feelings.

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with one of the most respected names in the entertainment industry, Dr. Mathew Knowles, father of Beyoncé and Solange.

From author, professor, lecturer, music executive, artist manager and cancer survivor, discover how his impact is shaping the next generation and why he works tirelessly to motivate and educate others to live up to their fullest potential.

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September 24, 2021 60 min

Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with Paul Ninson, a Ghanaian photographer whose story came to light by Humans of New York in a powerful way.

Find out how Paul’s pursuit to care for his daughter turned into the will and desire to inspire other creatives in his community by working to bring Dikan Center to fruition. With over $1M raised thus far, find out what drives his heart and why he is determined to take the lead for others!

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September 17, 2021 53 min

Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with NYC Mayoral Candidate, Quanda Francis to discuss her journey from becoming a teen mom, graduating from NYU (B.A.) and Long Island University (MBA), to her pursuit of becoming the next mayor of the big apple!

The general election for mayor is November 2, 2021, and there are big ticket items on the table for discussion.

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September 10, 2021 55 min

Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with Sunshine Foss, owner of Happy Cork, a unique shop that sells only Black and minority owned wine and spirits from all over the world! Discover how this Brooklynite by way of St. Lucia, opened her shop along with her husband, survived the height of the pandemic, and why it’s one of the last places in BedStuy that authentically feels like it was built for the culture.

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September 3, 2021 52 min

Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with Yankees Minor League Hitting Coach, Rachel Balkovec for an in depth interview on her journey, upbringing, and how her own life experiences has helped her train players to be physically ready for the game but mentally disciplined for life.

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with the 26th National President & CEO of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Beverly E. Smith to discuss her upbringing, why she pledged Delta, and what it has meant to serve during her tenure and be an active member of the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae chapter for over 40 years!

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with producer, writer and content creator Danita Patterson to discuss her 26+ year career of production credits including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and how her faith and upbringing with two supportive parents set her on course to follow her destiny to be her own boss in Hollywood and beyond!

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with Michael Bronner, President of the top-selling natural brand of soaps in the United States, Dr. Bronner’s! She’ll deep dive into the history of the company, his grandfather, Emanuel Bronner’s legacy and how this fifth-generation soapmaker, alongside his brother, David Bronner, has grown the brand from $4 million to over $200 million! This is the interview you want to listen to in order to catch a...

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July 30, 2021 57 min

Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with the legendary, John Amos for a conversation about life, family, wisdom and finding your purpose! She also gets a chance to briefly chat with his son, K.C. Amos.

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with retired 21-year MLB relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins and NYPD officer and Founder of Elite Edge Baseball Association Inc., Chris Waye, for a discussion on Major League Baseball; what has been done to open more opportunities to people of color, how to deal with racism on and off the field, and how we work to get marginalized youth the education, skills training, and opportunities that could lead the...

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with actress, Yolonda Ross who stars as ‘Jada Washington’ on the hit Showtime original series, THE CHI to discuss how her character has inspired her to work with a network of grassroots organizations on the front lines fighting for Black women's healthcare rights in Chicago and her journey in the industry thus far.

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with Sadah Espii Proctor to talk about her journey in immersive storytelling, sound design and dramaturg. Find out how this Brooklynite is writing a new chapter in history for herself and others.

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with Princess Sarah Culberson to discuss her story from adoption to African royalty. It’s a story of courage, realizations, advocacy, and why she can finally say she is whole!

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with celebrity barber Jacki Brown and master barber April L from Levels Barbershop for an in-depth conversation on barbering from a female’s perspective and what it takes to get to and stay at the top of your game in this male dominated industry.

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June 18, 2021 53 min

He has the talent, creativity, and wisdom!

Join Jewelznyc to find out why Quincy Jones Production manages this new breakthrough star, ASHER and what happens when faith is aligned with purpose!

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June 11, 2021 48 min

Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with Jon Huertas from the hit series, THIS IS US, to discuss his acting journey, Latino stereotypes in casting, and the short film TWO JACKED, which he directed and co-produced and will be premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this month!

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Join Jewelznyc as she sits down with the legendary voice of gospel, Pastor John P. Kee, as well as new up and coming gospel artist, Ashanti Harvey. Hear her single, “No Words.”

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