The Beauty of an Ugly Start w/ Ella Rucker (@ellalaverne), CEO of CNVO

Ella Rucker is an entrepreneur’s best resource for information, networks, and mentorship. Currently Ella is the Producer and co-owner of #MentorMonday and co-founder of Weekend Startup School. Both are aimed at mentoring minority entrepreneurs in the first five years of business. They are resources for building entrepreneurial blueprints through mentoring, masterminding and coaching for startup…

Pokemon Go 101: Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Pokemon Go is all the rage these days and while thousands of people are playing it and running around catching Pikachus and finding PokeStops, there are thousands who are clueless about this game and have no idea what it’s all about. So being the geek that I am I’ve put together a quick guide to…

How Marsha R. Bonner (@MarshaHUGS) used HUGS to help people heal.

Marsha R. Bonner is a noted empowerment speaker, social activist, corporate human resources diversity executive, and a luminary for change and acceptance. Marsha, who is active in grassroots multicultural, women, LGBTQ, domestic violence and humanitarian initiatives, garnered international acclaim after her appearance on the ABC network television program “What Would You Do?” in an episode…

#SmartBrownVoices – ep. 64 – Thomas Calhoun Jr.

Mike Street and Thomas Calhoun discuss his upcoming book “Something Missing.” About the Book Did you know that seventy percent of workers report being disengaged at work? The startup renaissance is revolutionizing our economy by changing the definition of work: what it looks like as well as when, where, how, and for whom we do…

Meet @RodneySampson: The Black Angel, #Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor, of #Atlanta

This week Mike Street speaks with Atlanta Angel Investor Rodney Sampson. Listen as they discuss the Atlanta tech scene, Opportunity Hub and angel investing. Follow Rodney on Social Media: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bishoprodneysampson Twitter  – https://twitter.com/rodneysampson About Rodney Sampson Rodney Sampson is a social innovator, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, published author, and consecrated bishop. Via his Episcopal affiliations…

Learn how @TresseNoire is Taking On the Billion Dollar Hair Care Industry

About Regina Gwynn: Regina Gwynn is the Co-Founder & CEO of TresseNoire, an on-demand hair styling service for busy women of color. Regina is a fifteen year marketing veteran, having built brands and Macy’s Inc and The Apparel Group, along with healthcare and media companies at Monitor Consulting Group (now Deloitte). This track record of…

Teaching 800,000 Children to Swim w/ @CullenJones #podcast #SmartBrownVoices

SmartBrownVoices is honored to have Cullen Jones on this weeks podcast to talk about the importance of learning how to swim. Please visit USA Swimming Foundation’s Make A Splash, and sign up for affordable swimming classes in your area. Follow Cullen Jones online: Website |Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  About Cullen Jones: Cullen Andrew Jones is an Olympic…

#SmartBrownVoices – Ep. 63 – Israel Cook, CEO of Princess Planet

Author & Illustrator Israel Cook crafted “The Princess Planet” series inspired by his daughter. The brand hopes to showcase cultural diversity and instill that all people have inner beauty, strength and self worth. In this episode of SmartBrownVoices learn more about Israel’s story and starting your own children’s book empire. Website: http://www.princessplanet.com/ Video: http://www.princessplanet.com/princess-planet-video/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYypOJBoK1w Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrincessPlanetPlace Check…

R&B Legend @TeedraMoses Talks Music With #SmartBrownVoices

LINKS: Official Website | iTunes | Spotify Teedra Moses’ social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram ABOUT TEEDRA MOSES: Teedra Moses was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana to a gospel singing mother, Shirley Moses. She later moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother and three siblings after her parents’ separation. Prior to becoming a recording artist, Moses worked with her…

Support a Black Owned Luxury Watch Founder. @TalleyandTwine #Fashion #podcast

Use the code: “SMARTBROWN” to get 10% off  at www.talleyandtwine.com ABOUT RANDY WILLIAMS: Randy D. Williams, also known as “The Generation Changer” is an entrepreneur and author committed to developing the next generation of leaders. Williams tapped into his sense of purpose after losing two brothers who were both under the age of 25. These heartbreaking losses ignited…

#SmartBrownVoices – EP 62 – Jonathan McCory & Tiffany Vega

Jonathan McCrory – An Obie Award Winning, Harlem-based artist currently the Director of Theatre Arts Program at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre since 2012. He has worked professionally as a director, producer and actor for the past 11 years. Directing Credits include: Dead And Breathing, HandsUp, Hope Speaks Blacken The Bubble, Asking for…