Category: Interviews

Exclusive Interviews

More Than A Hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza Says BLM Is No Comparison To The KKK

What took off as this generation’s global social movement to what we know as #BlackLivesMatter, is more than a hashtag today. Co-Founder, Alicia Garza shares in an exclusive interview with me, the importance of a network, those comparing BLM to the KKK and what you can do right now to get involve.

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From Being Held At Gunpoint To Entrepreneurship, Stefan Grant, Founder Of Noirbnb Shares His Journey To Being Featured In Forbes

Gunpoint to Entrepreneurship? That’s what Co-Founder of Noirbnb, Stef Grant did after renting an Airbnb in Georgia that resulted in discrimination.

[I Ask Siri]: Susan Bennett Says She Had Mixed Feelings When She Found Out She Was The Voice Of Siri

With such an iconic voice she’s been on millions of Apple devices nationwide. You’ve asked her all sorts of questions while receiving some sassy responses in return. If you’ve never owned an iPhone, you probably have heard of her or used her on a friend’s device.

While you can ask Siri anything, I ask the original American voice of Siri, Susan Bennett, a slew of questions as she chats with me about how she landed her most famous project: Does she ever ask Siri and how has her life changed since revealing herself to the world.

[The Haves and the Have Nots]: Allison McAtee Talks Why It Was Hard To Play Her Character, Maggie Day

From being discovered as a model during her teen years, guest appearances on a slew of well-known shows like—CSI, Law & Order, NCIS, Ugly Betty, Castle and One Life to Live amongst many more—once a small town girl from Edinboro, Pennsylvania to Hollywood Los Angeles; Actress Allison McAtee plays the over-determined campaign manager on OWN’s highest rated show, Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.” McAtee talks her crazy film schedule and why it was hard for her to play the character Maggie Day, and her experience with media mogul, Oprah!

Co-Founder of The Cut Life, Tahira Joy Says It Only Took A Week Of Planning Until The Cut Life Launched

Partnered with several beauty brands including; Dr. Miracle’s, Lottabody and most recently Crème of Nature, The Cut Life, debunking short hair stereotypes, offers women an assortment of hairstyles for the short haired girl—from sassy to edgy, funky to classy, bald to bob, pixies to color and natural to relaxer through their digital platform.

CEO, Tahira Joy Wright shares exclusively how and why she started this trend setting company, The Cut Life.

Author, Reshonda Tate Billingsley Talks Book-to-TV Movie Deal With BET

A dream that many authors yearn to have, National Bestselling Author, ReShonda Tate Billingsley is living the dream when her sophomore book, “Let The Church Say Amen” premiered as a movie on BET on August 29th. Authoring over 37 books, Billingsley talks with me about how she achieved her book to TV movie deal, details about signing over rights to BET and what she learned from the entire production process.

Germany Kent, Author of “You Are What You Tweet” Shares Twitter Tips

“You Are What You Tweet” offers an optimistic but spiritual outlook on using Twitter to build your brand and a step by step guide for the beginner tweeter. Is it ever okay to buy followers? Should you privatize your account? Are 140 characters enough to tweet? Find out what Germany Kent says!

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee, Known For Being Fired Over Facebook Post Gets Hired With WeatherNation

Almost two years ago Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired from KTBS-TV, an ABC affiliate in Shreveport, Louisiana for responding to viewer comments on Facebook about her natural crop hair style and the stations “The Three Minute Smile” contest. Since her termination, Lee has received national news from outlets like CNN, NewsOne, Essence and HuffingtonPost. As of July 2014, Lee has accepted her dream job with national weather station of Denver, Colorado, WeatherNation. About a month and a half shy of working at her new job, Lee discusses with me how she obtained her dream job, the resurfacing of becoming a news hot topic and updates she’s received from her EEOC lawsuit against KTBS.

[Intern Queen] 9 Social Media Blunders Young Professionals Make

Ever get bored, annoyed or frustrated at work and you tweet or Facebook your feelings about the job while you’re on the job? According to internship and career guru, Lauren Berger aka “The Intern Queen”, that is a big mistake! Berger discusses with me 9 social media mistakes young professionals make in the first few years of their careers.

[The Haves and the Have Nots]: Angela Robinson Says Not Getting The Role On “Meet the Browns” Helped The Laying Groundwork For Her Role Of Veronica On OWN

With over 18 years of acting experience, Jacksonville native, Angela Robinson-Whitehurst is back as Veronica Harrington; in season two of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.” Angela talks with me about her new season on the OWN Network, working with Oprah and Tyler Perry and why you should tune into the new season on January 7th!

Miss Mykie Spills “The Tea” On Her First Ever Instagram Show

It has been a few short months since singer, Mykel “Miss Mykie” Gray was last seen co-hosting on BET’s 106 & Park, the network’s most popular countdown music show. Since her official termination from BET this past summer, Miss Mykie has been hosting The Tea— the first ever Instagram show. Miss Mykie talks with me about her experience at BET, her new show and crediting social media for building her brand.

You Call It Harsh; She Calls It Discipline, National Bestselling Author, Reshonda Tate Billingsley Talks About Her Social Media Stunt That Went Viral

NAACP Image Award winner, national bestselling author and Arkansan hall of famer are a few prestigious titles for ReShonda Tate Billingsley. It’s been over a year since Billingsley stirred up some controversy when her public disciplinary action against her daughter went viral. She talks with me about her upcoming movie produced by Queen Latifah’s Flava Unit, her social media stunt that went viral and life as a national bestselling author.

Former Meteorologist of KTBS-TV, Rhonda Lee, Says There Was No Policy That Didn’t Allow Her To Respond To Viewer Comments On Social Media

It’s been five months since Rhonda Lee, former Meteorologist of KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana was fired for responding to viewer comments on Facebook. Since then she’s been featured nationally on essence.com, huffingtonpost.com, CNN with Soledad O’ Brien and many more. Rhonda talks with me about issues within the Black community, what she is doing now and why she would go back to work at KTBS.

Author, Vicky Oliver, Shares Tips for College Graduates

Vicky Oliver is the author of five best selling career development books. She shares some useful tips for college students, graduates and young professionals on navigating life after graduation.

Bad Girls Club Mexico’s Mehgan Speaks Out On Being Obama’s Stepdaughter

Mehgan, Texan native sets the record straight about being Obama’s stepdaughter, drama within the house and why she would never do Bad Girls Club again.