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Want to know more, learn more, be more or just be? Southern Soul Live Stream is the place for you. We spotlight engaging guests, discuss current events and pay special attention to inspiring generations. Most importantly, we share truth, creativity and encouragement with our listeners to nurture, heal and inspire them to make the world a better place. Want to listen to our next episode live? Join us on Thursdays at 7pm CT / 8pm ET to kick back and enjoy the eclectic vibe in real time. To register, visit SouthernSoulPodcast.com and click “Join Podcast.” We can’t wait to have you!

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September 13, 2022 74 min

“There's now this notion that you, as an individual, are an independent agent, and you can determine what your career path looks like,” explains Alex Smith, HR executive for the City of Memphis. In today’s episode, host D-Rich sits down with guests Alex Smith and Nona Austin-King, CEO of Career Catalyst Group, to discuss the future of work and how employee expectations and desires have changed thanks to technological advancemen...

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“Whether you grew up in a predominately Black space, or a predominately white space, you're probably going to have a racialized moment at some point in America. And you have to figure out what you're going to do with that racialized moment. Is that going to derail you or is going to put you on a new path to think about race in a slightly different way?” asks Dr. Kris Marsh, Professor at the University of Maryland. In today’...

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“What was really fascinating for me in the course of writing about some of my own trauma was that my parents never really talked to me about racism,” shares Bettye Walker, Owner of B. Walker Consultants with more than three decades of professional experience in advisory leadership and administrative capacities. In today’s episode host D-Rich sits down with guests Bettye Walker and Kathy Murray, Owner of Fit Bodies Inc, for part one...

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“It's not about whether our kids can learn, it’s about how we engage them as critical thinkers and how teachers engage those students,” explains Thom Jackson, Esq, President and CEO at EdisonLearning. In today’s episode host D-Rich sits down with guests Thom Jackson and LaShanda Jackson, Extension Instructor at Michigan State University to talk about the future of public education and how to reduce the achievement gap between w...

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“If you are white, therefore, you are American. So where does that put everyone else who isn’t?” inquires Suzette Chang, Cultural Anthropologist, Founder, and CEO of Thick Descriptions. In today’s episode host D-Rich sits down with guests Suzette Chang, Speaker Vic Sorrell, and Anti-Racism Leadership Coach Jill Nagle to talk about white supremacy mythology and how to navigate white fragility when speaking about racism. 

 

White peo...

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“The first thing we need to do as parents is step back and listen to our kids about what they need, but also take ourselves out of it. My kid’s success is not about me,” explains Dr. Toi Curry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specializations in neuropsychology and school psychology.  In today’s episode host D-Rich sits down with guests Dr. Toi Curry and Board Certified Pediatrician Dr. Monica Moore to discuss school related str...

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“It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur,” shares Dr. Dell Gines, certified economic developer who works for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  In today’s episode, host D-Rich sits down with guests Dr. Dell Gines and college professor Dr. Tracy H. Dunn to discuss entrepreneurship ecosystems and how they impact women of color and Black communities as a whole. 

 

Dr. Tracy is a professor at Benedict College, an HBCU that w...

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“Family trauma really just extends from trauma that one person experiences and If it's not resolved, it just keeps going,” shares Jamesha Williams, licensed marriage and family therapist. In today’s episode7 host D-Rich sits down with guests Jamesha Williams and Christian psychologist Dr. Juanita Britt McDonald to talk about the impacts of family conflict and generational trauma on the Black community. 

 

Transgenerational epig...

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“When it comes to representation, VC entrepreneurship is woefully behind,” shares Brooke Daniels, founder of Ready, Aim, Launch. In today’s episode host D-Rich sits down with Brooke to talk about bridging the funding gap for Black entrepreneurs and the differences between venture capital and angel investing. Next, D-Rich and Brooke are joined by entrepreneurs Aireka Harvell, CEO of NoDat Place, and Gene Norman of Water Watch LLC to...

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“I think it's very important to have first person accounts, and if it can't be a first person account, a witness account,” shares Dr. Camika Royal, professor with 23 years of education experience and Author of Not Paved for Us. In today’s episode host D-Rich sits down with guests Dr. Camika Royal and Historian and Educator Peter J. Boykin to talk about public school reform in Philadelphia and the challenges facing Black edu...

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“Trucking is where it's at right now,” shares De Shola Spencer, teacher and serial entrepreneur with 17 years of experience. In today’s episode host D-Rich sits down with guest De Shola Spencer and others to talk about the money-making opportunities in Hot Shot Trucking.

 

When people think about trucking, they usually think of the big 18 wheelers and box trucks. Many people do not realize that they can be a trucker without a C...

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“I really do believe that more students reading is a game-changer,” shares Eno Richardson, education consultant, and educator with over a decade of experience. Both of today’s guest speakers are driven by a desire to create positive change in the world of education. In the first part of the episode, host DJ-Rich is joined by Eno Richardson to discuss the challenges grade school students and teachers face, particularly in a post-pan...

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“To me, developing a positive relationship with money means overcoming financial trauma,” explains Yolanda Mukombe, MBA of YGM Consulting. In today’s episode, host D-Rich, Yolanda, and Steve Canty of Canty Insurance, sit down to talk about wealth disparity and how to close to Black family wealth gap. 

 

Black families have long been left out of financial institutions such as banking and home ownership. Throughout history, they have...

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“This tension that we’re talking about has direct implications for Black women’s mental and physical health that bleed into the rest of our community,” explains Dr. Martinque Jones. In today’s episode, host D-Rich, Dr. Seanna Leath and Dr. Martinque Jones sit down to examine the idea of the strong “silent” black woman. 

 

The idea of the strong Black woman has both deep roots and a direct impact on the Black community as a whole. T...

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“Some folks get excited about musicians or movie stars, I get excited about folks who have ideas for how to make our world better,” says Bilen Mesfin Packwood, CEO, and Founder of Change Consulting. In today’s episode, host D-Rich and Bilen sit down for an in-depth discussion about marketing strategies for nonprofit organizations. 

 

Bilen was initially inspired to start Change Consulting because she wanted to support changemakers ...

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In today’s episode, host D-Rich is joined in conversation with two special guests Dr. Trina A. Lynch-Jackon and Stephanie James to discuss how they share and honor culture through art and travel.

 

Growing up, Dr. Trina A. Lynch-Jackson had always admired her uncle. For much of her life, Dr. Trina looked forward to the visits she would have with her uncle where he would explain his experiences about culture through pieces of artwor...

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“Research suggests that over average, white teachers tend to label black students as lazy more often than their white peers. In turn, black kids are labeled more hyperactive, more defiant, and ultimately, more likely to have ADHD.” While the topic of ADHD is a tricky subject, it is clear that it needs to be addressed. In today’s episode, host DJ D-Rich sits down with Dr. Brandi Bolling, child psychiatrist for an in-depth discussion...

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“Justice is a system that is supposed to protect all people, but historically has not served all citizens very well,” says host DJ D-Rich. Through slavery, segregation, and mass incarceration, African Americans have negatively been impacted by the justice system. In today’s episode, host DJ D-Rich sits down with a panel of lawyers for an in-depth discussion about the state of justice in 2022. 

While the concept of justice is good, ...

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When it comes to finances and estate planning, many people feel behind. While these can be daunting topics of discussion, it is important, no matter your age or what you own, to have a plan in place. In today’s episode, host D–Rich is joined in conversation with Latavia Alexander and Bahiyah Shabazz for an in-depth conversation about financial building and legacy planning. 

According to the guests, the first step towards anything i...

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“Black history should not be a mystery,” says Dr. Trina Jackson. Even though Black Americans have played a crucial role in the development of our country, their accomplishments are purposefully left out of history. In today’s episode, DJ D-Rich is joined in conversation with a panel of expert historians to take a deep dive behind Historical Black Towns and their role in American history. 

While Oklahoma used to be home to over 50 H...

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