Vibin' with Tonza

Vibin' with Tonza

There is power in being a part of a community where people are having open and honest conversations about our experiences here on earth. VIBIN' about LIFE, LOVE, EMPOWERMENT!

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September 23, 2020 59 min

Tanesha Ash-Shakoor, J.D., was given the opportunity to experience first hand how  sharing her own story of domestic violence could affect the lives of victims and survivors. After sharing her her testimony at a church service one Sunday, a woman in the congregation began to scream.  It was the sound of purpose going forth and a woman being released from thoughts of suicide.  This woman indicated that after service she had planned ...

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Celisa Lehew, Assistant Chief of Police with the Chapel Hill Police Department, currently leads the Uniformed Patrol Division, Investigations, and School Resource Officers.  Having started her career as a Patrol Officer in 2004, she has previously led the Training Division, Crisis Unit, Quartermaster, Information Services, and Budget Operations. Celisa holds a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University and ...

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In 2019, after graduating from New York University School of Law with honors, Madhu joined The Center For Death Penalty Litigation (CDPL) as a staff attorney. While in law school, Madhu interned with various organizations that provided post-conviction legal support to people on death row, including the ACLU's Capital Punishment Project, the Southern Center for Human Rights, and The Equal Justice Initiative. She was also given t...

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Millennial woman, Whitley Grant is a proud double Eagle from the illustrious North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists and Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern located in Raleigh, NC.

Whitley is passionate about focusing on Black Mental Health, ...

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Brittney is known for being very passionate about the success of small businesses and young professionals. She is a native of Lewiston, NC, and a graduate of Bertie High School. Although she is from a small town, she didn't allow that to stop her shine and has created a path of her own! She earned her B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Communication Studies from North Carolina Central University in 2014. There s...

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July 8, 2020 43 min

Will Wildfire a.k.a. William Hoggard is following his passion. From a very early age he knew that music was his passion and worked hard to hone his skills. 
Since graduating from UNC Chapel Hill William has been working hard to make his mark in the music industry. I got to vibe with him since his move to Los Angeles and find out how how he is doing during this most trying time (COVID-19 Pandemic) and all that he is doing to make wav...

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Lashanda Deberry is a mom, wife, cancer survivor, and cosmetologist who owned her own salon for 25 years. After closing her salon, Lashanda decided to pursue her education while developing her own line of natural hair products, Pur Bella Naturals.
Lashanda believes there is a direct correlation between our health and the products that we use on our bodies. As such, she has poured her heart into developing a line that makes our natu...

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UNC Chapel Hill Senior Forward Garrison Brooke is from Lafayette, Alabama. After a hard-working season, Brooks was selected to the Second Team All-ACC and was named Most Improved Player. While some may just see a basketball player, Brooks has another level to him. I enjoyed sitting down and talking to this young man about issues prevalent in our society today. Tune in to hear what Garrison has to say.


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Find out: Are they offended by the term "Power Couple". How Taylor Made Publishing came to be. The cool people that the Taylors have met. How their family trip to Africa affected their lives.
Want to purchase books by G. Todd Taylor? Simply click on the link https://www.taylormadenc.com/

ABOUT GARRETT AND DIANE TAYLOR
G. TODD TAYLOR is a self-described Social-preneur who focuses on developing businesses that grow and strength...

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We are living proof that it is possible to peacefully co-exist and truly get along after a break up when you still share the responsibility of parenting a child. Tune in as we talk about our journey as a blended family.

GUESTS:

Alyssa Hopson - The reason we are blending. She is the head of our family tree! :-)
Dorsey Hopson - Alyssa's dad. He resides in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to Alyssa, he is dad to Robbie and Little Dors...

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April 29, 2020 36 min

The Women Warriors were Vibin' so much I had to drop another episode! If you tuned in to Part I and Part II I am sure you will enjoy this episode. If you did not tune in to Part I and Part II after you listen to this episode I am sure you will want to check out Part I and Part II! Life, Love, Empowerment all over the place :-).

ABOUT THE WOMEN WARRIORS
Judge Brenda Branch was appointed District Court Judge for Halifax County in J...

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How did Tanya push herself to take the leap and transition from her legal career to running her own website, My Forking Life? Tune in to hear!

ABOUT TANYA HARRIS-FLEMING, ESQ.
Tanya is an Attorney turned food blogger who shares quick, easy, and delicious recipes on her blog, Myforkinglife.com. She started her blog while she worked as an Assistant Public Defender and built it to an audience of over a million readers per month. She now...

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You all asked, and I listened! This was such a rich conversation about mental health, you definitely need to tune in. Keischa and I had very candid discussions about
- the impact that the "super mom" mentality has on our daughters,
-the impact that the "super mom" mentality has on our own psyche's,
-what we can be doing as parents to support our children,
-the state of mental health treatment in the African-America...

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Tune in to PART II of my conversation with these young ladies during our time of social distancing.
Crossing generational lines to see what Gen Zs think about women's empowerment, feminism, etc.
 
Cache' Bisasor is a senior at Cornell University and hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her major is Biology and Society.

Alyssa Hopson is a junior at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and hails from Windsor, North Car...

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I love chatting it up with young women. They oftentimes make me look at things from a different perspective. 
Since COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives in a major way I decided to touch base with 3 young women located in different parts of the country to see how they are being affected by this epidemic. Of course, I couldn't let them leave without talking about women's empowerment, crabs in a barrel, and vulnerability.

Ca...

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The conversation with Binta Kindle was so good I had to share Part II with you. Hear how she is living with intention and being present.  8 months ago she and her husband sold everything they couldn't take with them, packed their bags, and moved from Atlanta, Ga to Valencia, Spain.

About Binta Kindle:
In 2005 Binta graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish. After working for a number of...

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It is official, my cousin and her family are ex-pats! After deciding that she wanted to be more present as a wife and a mom Binta Kindle took a leap of faith and walked away from her position as a Vice President- Senior Relationship Manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Once their home in Atlanta was sold, the Kindles packed their bags, hopped on a flight and settled down 4500 miles away from Atlanta, Georgia in Valencia, Spa...

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March 11, 2020 25 min

Get into the mind of a couple of Millenials on this episode of Vibin' With Tonza.

ABOUT MY GUESTS:
Alyssa is my mini-me :-). Alyssa is currently a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in public policy and political science. Like a lot of college students, she is always excited when mom comes to visit so that I can take her to her favorite restaurant, Kanki. As she grows into a young woman I can definitely tell that Alyss...

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Women's History Month is here and I am continuing my conversation with the Women Warriors! Be sure to tune in for Part II.

Judge Brenda Branch was appointed District Court Judge for Halifax County in January 2007.  She ran unopposed in her election bids in 2008, 2012 and 2016.  Judge Branch was appointed as the first African American and first female Chief District Court Judge in Halifax County in August 2008 and the first femal...

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What better way to end Black History Month and head into Women's History Month!
Tune in and join us as these Women Warriors have honest conversations about life, love, and empowerment.

Judge Brenda Branch was appointed District Court Judge for Halifax County in January 2007.  She ran unopposed in her election bids in 2008, 2012 and 2016.  Judge Branch was appointed as the first African American and first female Chief District Co...

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