The Red Diamond Report Podcast

The Red Diamond Report Podcast

The Red Diamond Report Podcast discusses life issues, overcoming obstacles, sports and how sports and life intersect.

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August 27, 2022 33 min

Ahead of its Week 0 matchup against Jacksonville State, Stephen F. Austin football coach Colby Carthel joined The Red Diamond Report Podcast to preview the '22 season, discuss the keys to success for the program, highlight key impact impact players to watch, the growth of the program, NIL and more.

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The Red Diamond Report podcast is back with a new season after a long hiatus. It feels good to be back. We're ready for a new season that should provide some exciting content, insight and stories.

To kickoff Season 3, seven-time WNBA All-Star Candice Dupree joined the show before the start of the WNBA's 26th season. Dupree has played for several WNBA teams. However, she spent most of her time with the Chicago Sky, the Phoen...

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As part of Season 2 of the Red Diamond Report Podcast, Wilton adds a new segment beyond the podcast entitled the SWAC Attack. This segment focuses on sports programs, topics, issues and interviews surrounding SWAC sports.

In Wilton's first segment, he sits down with Ashley Robinson, the athletic director at Jackson State University. Robinson opens up about the state of athletics, his role of providing his coaches with the tools...

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Wilton sat down with Brad Butler II, an award-winning motivational speaker, student advocate and success coach.

Before he made guest appearances on FOX, CBS, NBC or participated win speaking engagements with the NCAA, Brad was a student taking special ed classes and was the son of parents who were drug dealers that later became drug addicts.

But, Brad didn’t let the adversity stop him from achieving his goals. In fact, when he was ...

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Wilton sat down with Tony Wyllie, the president and managing director of the Special Olympics in North America.

Wyllie is tasked with enhancing and promoting the Special Olympics programs in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Before this latest move in his career, Wyllie spent many years in public relations and communications for the National Football League. He has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, the then St. Louis Rams,...

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Wilton sat down with Andre Stringer, a person who truly does not need an introduction. But, for those who don’t know him, you will want to know more after this episode.

Stringer was a standout basketball player in Jackson, in the state of Mississippi and in the world. A former Mr. Basketball of Mississippi, two-time Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year and LSU Point guard, Stringer is a Jackson and Mississippi legend on the hard...

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November 23, 2020 40 min

Wilton sat down with Kyris Brown. Brown considers himself a jack of all trades. He is a business owner but also does work in real estate and entertainment and has experience working with college students in higher education. However, what Brown is most notable for is owning his own business, Kyris Kustoms, which allows him to design and tailor men's business, casual and formal wear.

While he stays busy, Brown likes to keep thin...

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Wilton sat down with Darian Holt, a 2016 graduate of Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi or as some may refer to as The Reservation. Dee Holt, as he is often referred to, is a middle school teacher at Smilow Prep in Jackson but is also earning a Master's degree in public health.

It is not unusual to find Holt on the sidelines of a HBCU football game with trash talk, at a tailgate or being the life of a party. You mig...

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Wilton sat down with Janice Davis, a 2003 graduate of Natchez High School, a three-time former MS Gatorade Athlete of the Year (2001-2003), a former 100m dash record holder (11.44s), and a five-time NCAA All-American in track and field at Stanford University.

Davis then graduated from Emory University in 2010 with a Masters in Health Policy and Management, and earned a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Medical University of South C...

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October 23, 2020 23 min

Wilton sat down with Thomas "Snacks" Lee, a former player and student manager of the Jackson State University men's basketball team and a 2020 ESPN ESPY Award winner.

For those who may not remember, Snacks knocked down the biggest three pointer of his life in a JSU victory versus Arkansas Pine Bluff on March 2 that led him to become a virals sensation -- landing him all over the media in places such as ABC's Good Mo...

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October 18, 2020 47 min

Wilton sat down with Andre J. Heath, a world-class motivational speaker, a father of three children and the director of communications at West Point Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

My relationship with Mr. Heath stems back to my days as a young sophomore at Southern Miss aspiring to become a member of my fraternity in 2012. While I was fortunate enough to become a member in the Kappa Iota chapter, my relationship with H...

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October 11, 2020 41 min

Wilton spoke with Perry Robinson, an anchor and multimedia journalist at KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Perry for over a decade, going back to the days at Jim Hill High School to days at Southern Miss in journalism classes to being members of the Kappa Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

He is a brother by frat but we’ve seen each other through some crazy times. In fact, in the...

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Wilton sits down with Keisha Kelley, the CEO of the Black College Experience, a podcast that brings media awareness to HBCU athletes. Kelley is a 2003 graduate of Southern University and has grown up around HBCUs her entire life, particularly Alabama A&M and Florida A&M.

In episode 7, Kelley talks about how she ended up at Southern University instead of FAMU, her HBCU experience as a student, the importance of exposing athl...

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September 28, 2020 33 min

Wilton sat down with Brandon “BJ” Jones, a contributor for HBCU GameDay and host of a new podcast entitled “The Barbershop with BJ Jones” coming soon on the OpenMic Network.

BJ is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge where he played football under legendary coach Pete Richardson. BJ and I met on the sidelines of the football field as we covered the 2018 Football Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship game...

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September 21, 2020 36 min

Wilton sits down with Shay Hodge, former Ole Miss and retired NFL wide receiver. Hodge is currently a performance trainer for D1 Jackson.

Hodge earned 2009-2010 1st Team ALL-SEC recognition, set a career receiving record, became the 1st 1,000-yard receiver in Ole Miss history, led the SEC in all major receiver categories in 2009 and earned honorable mention All-American honors.

However, Hodge, who defines himself as a warrior like ...

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September 13, 2020 42 min

Wilton sits down with Kendale Lumpkins, a safety advisor for the Shell Oil Company, motivational speaker and mentor to many in Mississippi and beyond. 

While most might think his life is perfect, he's the first one to tell you that he has made a lot of mistakes along his journey.

Sit back and get ready to listen as he discusses embracing change in tough situations, overcoming mistakes, changing the narrative of a Black man, lif...

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Wilton sat down with his cousin, AJ Porter, an advertising sales associate at Atlanta Business Chronicle, and the creator and producer of the Real Deal Podcast.

AJ is like the brother Wilton never had. From Thanksgivings, family reunions trips to Jackson to living in Atlanta form 2017 to early 2018, they experienced some humble beginnings and a level of growth that still keeps us grounded on a daily.

But, as he likes to put it, tho...

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Wilton Jackson sat down with Dr. Brandon Anderson — a physical therapist, educator and athletic performance coach. He is a Morehouse grad and received his Master’s degree from Auburn University before getting his Doctorate of physical therapy from Duke University.

But, as he likes to put it, he’s just a “humbled assassin” from Mississippi who has seen a few setbacks along his journey but constantly reminds himself that he will be a...

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Wilton Jackson, the RDR Podcast host, sits down with Clarence Lee Jr, an award-winning medical doctor and entrepreneur. He is a celebrated author and CEO of CMLEEJr Company. While he has accomplished a lot, Lee has overcome and persisted through tons of obstacles. He discusses the art of persistence as a means of achieving his goals, his absent father, COVID-19, sports and more.

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