The Rantings of Dani

The Rantings of Dani

The Rantings of Dani podcast mission is to change the world one conversation at a time promoting healing, growth, and wealth along the way. We live in a time when everyone wants to be heard and very few are understood... Let's change that together. Dani delivers life lessons from an optimistic perspective with unapologetic truth and tips for practical living the challenge, educate, and engage.

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August 29, 2021 33 min
Recently, Coach Matt Hawn was suspended from his job as a Sullivan County High School teacher after sharing a Ta-Nehisi Coates article, The First White President, and a spoken word poem, White Privilege, by Kyla Jenee Lacey. Dani takes a look at the circumstances around this event that has made national news and discusses from very important pieces to this controversy.
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Dr. Walter Sims joins me on this episode to discuss the challenges we face getting motivated, finding our purpose, and living life with intention especially in today's chaotic world. As a certified life coach, pastor, and minister of motivation, Dr. Sims continually works with individuals to help them accomplish their purpose in life. As a life coach myself, all of these things resonate with my soul and the purpose behind the R...
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Max Parthas joins me to discuss the broad loophole in the 13th Amendment and our states' constitutions that allows for slavery to legally continue was punishment for a crime. As the Acting Director for the Paul Cuffee Abolitionist Center in Sumpter, SC and the State Operations Organizer for the Abolish Slavery National Network, Max and his team have been instrumental in getting four states to amend their states constitutions fi...
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On January 6th, the United States Capitol was attacked by terrorists supporting former President Trump. Yesterday, four officers gave their eye witness account of what they experienced at their hands. GOP leaders and Trump supporters are displaying an unbelievable amount of hypocrisy in their efforts to "Make America Great Again".
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The Georgia Midterm Elections were riddled with accusations of voter suppression, voter fraud, inadequate election procedures, and more. With an election that took two weeks to close out and controversy on every side, it is important to take a critical look at just what happened. Should a Secretary of State be allowed to remain in his position overseeing an election in which he is also a candidate? When and how should voter registr...
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July 30, 2018 38 min
As Dani dives deeper into the conversation of Religion in America, she finds herself in an all too familiar place: Politics. Similar to the Racism conversation, Religion, specifically Christianity, is found to be deeply intertwined with the current political climate and government objectives. Dani takes on President Trump's "Evangical Faith Council", its members, their money, their "sins", and their use of polit...
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Episode #2 in the Religion in American conversation, Dani dives right in opening up the conversation of Christianity. With 2.2 billion Christians around the world and over 1/3 of them being in the Americas, it was an obvious choice. Also having grown up in and later as a leader/teacher in Christian church, Dani felt a personal responsibility to examine the original foundation of her spirituality. The conversation isn't about th...
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July 20, 2018 36 min
In Episode #8, Dani begins the first in a series of shows dedicated to the discussion of religion. She share the purpose of this subject, her take on it, and just how religion will be discussed in this series. From racism to politics to division, and to monetary gain, we begin the uncomfortable and yet, much needed conversation.
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July 18, 2018 32 min
Episode 7 - In this Final Episode Dani recaps the talking points of the series, adds her personal views and desires to the conversation, and explains how Racism is tied to the subject of the next podcast series.
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In Episode 6, Dani talks about the issue of racism and how much she encountered it on her recent trip to Iowa and Missouri for her family reunion.
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June 21, 2018 42 min
In Episode 5 of our Racism in America series, I sit down with my mom in her living room for a candid conversation about finding interracial love in the early 60s with my dad and raising 3 biracial children in the South after becoming a widow at the tender age of 28.
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During a joint Facebook LIVE & Podcast recording, I speak with Jennifer, a white woman born and raised in the hills of Tennessee taught to see color, judge by it, and live divided by it. Here her story and why she made the choices she did.
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