Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories

Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories

The mission of this project is to Take Notice (to listen, to hold space) by amplifying Black stories, experiences, and voices. Conversations on family life, finding joy, and interests of folks in our country who encounter racism on a daily basis. A portion of these discussions will be dedicated to holding space for guests who are comfortable sharing their personal experiences with racism. Stories help us all learn and connect. We are here to listen. To Take Notice.

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June 8, 2021 51 min

As we begin to wrap up the first season of Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories we wanted to share a collection of clips and unused audio from each of our guests in the first season.  This is Part 1 of 2 episodes, featuring:
Joy Stanford
DarNesha Weary
Reggie Garrett
Kevin Kibet
Melany Bell 
Shea Rose

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Part 2 of our Micro-Interview session at Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, Washington. Recorded April 17, 2021.

This episode features:

Antoinette Hamilton - Nefertiti Holistics
Melanie - Student
Rachel Thabior - Barista & Social Media Black Coffee NW
MaeLea - Manager Black Coffee NW

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May 11, 2021 36 min

April 17, 2021 we set up our portable recording gear at Black Coffee NW in Shoreline, Washington to conduct micro-interviews with anyone who was interested in participating. We enjoyed a beautiful day of connection and community while hearing from 8 individuals who joined us for an interview. This is part 1 of 2 of those interviews speaking on family, joy, entrepreneurship, and community.

Guests in this episode:
Colina Bruce | Noir...

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April 27, 2021 56 min

We are pleased to release our conversation with Dr. Lydia Hughes-Evans, in which Dr. Lydia talks about her experiences navigating a variety of dichotomies throughout her life, her educational experience, and inspirations. We also discuss a bit about her work as an entrepreneurial and love coach.

Social Media/Web:
Pure Momentum Consulting
Boss Ladies In Love
Career Pivot Coaching
Instagram: @LaylaBlooming
Facebook: Lydia Hughes
LinkedI...

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April 13, 2021 53 min

Mentioned:
sheablackenterprises.com
@sheablack.art (instagram)
@shea_black_art (twitter)

Langton Seattle

In this episode I speak with visual artist, Shea Black. We ended up talking about the importance of art and creativity in getting through difficult times and finding hope. Shea discusses her family as well as the joy in her new surroundings.

Shea Black is a Seattle artist looking to spread love, positivity, empowerment and...

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March 30, 2021 56 min

Mentioned in this Episode:
Web Antiphon
Empowered Innovation
we.net
A Cure for Racism Project

IG: @yvettedubel

Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
White Rage by Carol Anderson

Yvette Dubel is your go to person for the perfect blend of innovation know how, vision and wisdom. She is an artist-researcher, founder CEO of WebAntiphon Group, author of "Why Brand Risk Management Innovation is a Game Changer", creator of the Empowered Innovation S...

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March 16, 2021 46 min

Sistah Lois
Youtube
IG: @sistahafrikan

Mentioned:
Jade Electra | DJ Relentless
Louise Cloverly Bennett

Our conversation with Sistah covered her time growing up in Manitoba, moving out to Toronto with her son, encounters with racism, and her joy of music and the arts. A section of our conversation will be shared in a later episode where she recounts her experience working for CN Railway. 

Bio:
Sistah Lois (pronounced “Loyce”) is an inc...

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March 2, 2021 50 min

Mentioned in this Episode:
Rosemary's Website
Follow on Facebook: @roseslifecoach
Follow on Instagram: @rosemary.trish

Converge Media

We had such a pleasant time speaking with our guest on today’s episode, Rosemary Mupambwa. She is an Author of the book "Exhume or Heal: A Widow's Memoir, Getting Her Groove Back", Speaker, and Internationally Certified Life Transformational & Relationship Coach, and Retreat ...

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February 16, 2021 43 min

Mentioned:
Monique Hebert
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Northwest African American Museum
Zia Larson's Ray of Light Foundation

Ad:
King County Equity Now

Monique is a writer originally from Ohio and currently living in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Cleveland State University in 2014, and is currently studying Film & Media Studies at Arizona State University. Already quite accomplished, she self published a book about livin...

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February 2, 2021 31 min

Darius Heggins is a father, dog trainer, and former event worker. Darius grew up in the Seattle area and now resides on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State with his wife, who is also the host of Take Notice! In this episode (which is the first ever recorded for this project!) Allison and Darius discuss his experiences growing up in different neighborhoods around Seattle and his views on our current culture and the one he g...

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January 19, 2021 41 min

Shea Rose
www.shearose.com

Allison had the pleasure of speaking and reconnecting with immense talent, Shea Rose - singer, songwriter, music curator, and style icon. They discuss Shea's career origins, the experience of listening to your own instincts, and her experience growing up in Boston, MA.

Shea Rose has possessed numerous titles throughout her career: singer, songwriter, style icon, and music curator are just a few. Her musi...

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January 5, 2021 45 min

Melany Bell is a Seattle based Artist and scientist. The works she does comes thru inner-vented, Holographic learning tech, for Artists and Amateur's. Our connected spaces and where there is negative space for interpretation, finds Shape, finds Sound, Frequencies, frequently found being Us on pages. She teaches and trains recreating, representing, & reflecting the state of a Mind, for the race to BE Human…

Melany Bell is te...

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December 15, 2020 41 min

Kevin Kibet is a global villager, with Nandi, Kenyan, East African, and American influence. A curious soul, forever endeared by and applying self to justice. In this episode we discuss social justice, family life in Kenya, and how Kevin ended up living in Seattle. 


Mentioned in this Episode:
Community Passageways

ACLU

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December 8, 2020 52 min

In this special episode, Allison talks with PNW local and musician Reggie Garrett about his lifetime of work in the industry, history's influence on the image of black success, and what it means to him to challenge societal expectations.

Website: www.reggiegarrett.com

Reggie Garrett has been performing throughout the U.S. and Canada for a number of years. Based in Seattle, Washington he performs mostly original songs mixed with p...

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December 3, 2020 7 min

Special BONUS episode featuring Darnesha Weary discussing the Grand Opening of Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, Washington.

Be sure to follow Black Coffee Northwest on social media!

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December 1, 2020 51 min

On this episode, Allison interviews Darnesha Weary: Operations Director and Owner of Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, Washington. Darnesha shares her experiences as a Black female business owner, and discusses her dedication to making her coffee shop a place where she can truly support her community.

Support Black Coffee Northwest!

Darnesha suggests supporting the following organizations:

Zuris Donutz
Dee's Designs
She Stands in...

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October 27, 2020 41 min

Joy Stanford
Running for State Representative - 26th District
Website: www.joyforwashington.com
Facebook: JoyForWashington ● Twitter: @Joy4WA ● Instagram: @Joy4WA

Mentioned in this episode:
King County Equity Now
Emerge Washington

Our very first episode features Joy Stanford - healthcare and housing advocate and educator, running for State Representative in Washington's 26th Legislative District. If elected, she would be the f...

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A short preview of what's to come in the new podcast entitled Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories. 
Subscribe, share, and get in touch if you're interested in being a guest on the show or submitting a short story! 
www.takenoticepodcast.org

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