The Dr. Vibe Show

April Reign practiced law for nearly twenty years, honing her talent for public speaking and persuasive writing, but it wasn’t until she walked away from her legal practice that she found her true passion.

Now, as Managing Editor of Broadway Black, Reign is able to capitalize on her strengths and pursue her calling, using her voice to spark dialogue and explore issues of race, politics and culture.

As the Creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, April Reign challenges the lack of representation of marginalized communities in Hollywood and beyond. Reign sustains a movement that has resulted in the most systemic change ever seen in the over 80-year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. April Reign owned her opportunity, the results of which are reverberating throughout the entertainment industry.

Reign is an influential and sought-after digital media presence, having built an organic following of over 70,000 worldwide. April Reign now travels the country speaking at academic institutions and consulting with organizations regarding issues of diversity and inclusion.

Recently, Ms. Reign was on our show talking about her article White people get to juggle for the cops. Black people have to fear them..

During our conversation, Ms. Reign talked about:

– Some of her background including why she left practicing law for twenty years to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry
– The story behind her creation of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and its impact on the entertainment industry
– Why did she write the article
– Her thoughts on how Black Americans are treated by the police and why does she feels that there disparity in treatment of African Americans by police
– Her thoughts on policing since the election of Donald Trump and her suggestions on improving policing the of Black and Brown people by police
– What are African Americans telling her about policing
– Her reality having a son and having potentially dealing with the police
– The reaction to the article

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe