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.


September 7, 2023 29 mins

Wilton sits down with Kelsey Nicole Nelson, an award-winning freelance sports reporter, event host, media professor and marketing specialist from Washington D.C.
Kelsey is no stranger to hard work as it is evident with the many roles she contributes to in the media industry. A graduate of The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Kelsey’s journey in the media has been nonstop. But, she prefers it that wa...

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Wilton sat down with Mike Patton, a freelance journalist of numerous outlets and host of the Touring the AFC South Podcast. Patton lives in Nashville and is a heavy consumer of the NFL, the AFC South division in general and the Tennessee Titans specifically. Sit back and get ready to listen as he breaks down and projects the outlook for the AFC South in the 2023 NFL season, top NFL moves in free agency, the impact of Nikola Jokic...

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Wilton sat down with Mia Berry, a senior HBCU reporter for ESPN’s Andscape. Berry attended Notre Dame as a first-generation college student. She honed her sports journalism skills through multiple internships and reporting experiences at the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Detroit Free Press prior to joining ESPN. While Berry did not attend a HBCU, the Detroit native has roots within the HBCU landscape. In fact, du...

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Wilton sat down with Ariassa Wilson, a confidence coach who helps and empowers people to seek out their purpose. But, as you will soon find out from Coach Rees, finding your purpose is not an easy, one-step process. She believes purpose lies at the intersection of being and becoming.

Beyond helping people from all areas of life, she is the founder of “YOU-ISH”, the platforms she uses to help people find their confidence. She also h...

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Wilton sits down with Angel Reyes-Muñiz, the first Mexican basketball player from New York City to play for the Mexican national team. Reyes is a true hooper at heart and a student of the game. But his journey as a player—one that is still evolving—goes beyond the hardwood. The Bronx native became the first person to graduate in his family in September 2022 when he earned an associate degree from Rockland Community College. He cred...

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Wilton sat down with Jeff Lightsy Jr., a sports reporter and host for 35KY Sports Show and Victory Formation in Louisville, Kentucky. While Jeff honed his journalism skills at Western Kentucky, he was immersed in sports as a child and started finding interest in journalism in high school while doing blogs on athletes close to him. From those beginnings, Jeff now highlights and weighs in on the University of Louisville sports, HBCU ...

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May 29, 2023 39 mins

Wilton sat down with Jason Gibson, a man of many talents. A Jackson, Miss., native, Jason is a history professor, a minister, a creator of community, an entrepreneur, a doctoral student, all while still having time to spend with his family and tell you why his top NBA five players in a pick-up basketball game are quite interesting. Sit back and get ready to listen as he discusses the importance of following your purpose, exploring ...

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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 Phoenix Mercu...

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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 the...

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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 ...

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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 22, 2020 40 mins

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 li...

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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 might a...

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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 ...

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October 23, 2020 23 mins

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 Morning America, T...

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October 18, 2020 47 mins

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 relations...

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October 11, 2020 41 mins

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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