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Leroy C. Mckenzie Jr. is a native Baltimorean and a product of the Baltimore Public and Private school systems. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is a proud member of the New Psalmist Baptist Church; where he serves on several ministries. He is the President/CEO of JNF Enterprises, which is a Distribution, Publishing, and Business Consulting Firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a contributing writer for the Real Life Real Faith…Men of Faith MagazineThe Tubman City News Online Paperand the IndieMogul Magazine.

Mr. Mckenzie has written two books of poetry, which have been featured on Heaven 600’s poetry café, a business finance book, The Customer Is Not Always Right, A Common Sense Guide To Establishing A Strong and Flourishing Business, a book on entrepreneurship, Young & Gifted, The New Generation of Entrepreneurship, and a book on Leadership, The Art of Leadership, Success Strategies for the 21st Century Leader. He has performed his poetry and spoken at churches, and various other venues throughout the country. JNF Enterprises, was started in 2004, with the publishing of Mr. Mckenzie’s debut books of Poetry The Inner Soul Volumes 1&2, and the launching of their Christian Apparel line Try3Jesus™. Believing in the vision that God placed in him, Leroy set out to put the Distribution, Publishing and Business Consulting Industries on notice that there was about to be a new way of doing business.

Following the purpose Bringing Visions To Reality, JNF seeks to Enlighten, Empower, and Impact in the communities that it will touch. We seek to provide emerging authors with an independent avenue to mainstream exposure, and touch individuals, Businesses and churches with our Christian based products and Entrepreneurship Techniques. By being a Christian based company, we will add a spiritual foundation to our business that will add instant credibility, integrity, and a general sense of courtesy to the Distribution, Publishing, Business Consulting Industries. In this day and time businesses have missed the mark in providing exceptional products and services, and JNF is poised to bring back the basics of business.

Recently, Mr. McKenzie Jr. was on our show talking about WHAT DOES THE 2018 YOU LOOK LIKE?….Being a better You in 2018.

During our conversation, Mr. McKenzie Jr. talked about:

– Life growing up in Baltimore, going to the same high school that his father taught at
– The values that his parents instilled in him when he was growing up
– Why did his go into the world of entrepreneurship and some of his experiences being an entrepreneur
– The personal (mentally, physically, relationally, spiritually) and business goals that one can work on to achieve in 2018 and during the year
– F.E.A.R.(Facing Every Assignment Relentlessly)
– P.U.T.T. (Prepared + Understanding = Means that people want your Time and Talent)
– “See it. Write it. Work it.”
– “Surround yourself with people who have answers not problems.”

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Twitter
Facebook
Meetup
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Linkedin
YouTube

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Carol Bluestein lives in Slingerlands, NY and is the author, C.L. Bluestein, of three published fiction/thriller novels in the Seduction Series: #1 – SEDUCTION: Love, Loss, Leverage, Murder (2015), #2 – PERCEPTION: Love, Loss, Leverage, Murder (2016), and #3 – ISOLATION: Love, Loss, Leverage, Murder (2017). She is the author You Want Me To Do What?, a contemporary presentation of the Exodus story which, through a series of interfaith play-lets, lets participants walk in the sandals of our ancestors: free download at http://www.CarolBluestein.com.

She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) and a contributor to The Good Men Project.

In addition to her written work, Bluestein’s expressed her entrepreneurial skills in Arts Management, Computer and Business Consulting, Teaching, Public Speaking, and Professional Photography. Her hobbies include #RESIST, gardening, improv, designing and executing functional and decorative projects in wood, metal, cement, and mixed media. She is surrounded by family and two rescued schnoodles.

Ms. Bluestein was on our show talking about her article, Men, Develop Lasting Relationships by Shelving Male Expectation Myths.

During our conversation live, Ms. Bluestein talked about:

– Some of her background including being a professional photographer for twenty years and how did she transition into writing
– Why does she write about men
– Why many middle age men are having difficulty finding happiness
– Why are some men baffled by a accomplished woman
– On how many from men 45 years olds to 64 years old find it tough
– Why men are risk takers when it comes to money and power
– What she is up to next and her message for and about men

Ms. Bluestein can can be reached via:

Website
Email

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Dr. Vibe hosts the conversation “Hip Hop vs. White Supremacy” with LeRon Barton and Alexander Williams.

LeRon L. Barton is a writer from Kansas City, Mo that currently resides in San Francisco, Ca. He has been writing poetry, screenplays, and short stories since he was way young. LeRon’s essays have appeared in SalonThe Good Men ProjectThose PeopleAlternetSF BayviewBuzzfeedGorilla Convict, and Elephant Journal. His first book, Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American drug culture was released in Feb 2013. LeRon’s new book, All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of dating, relationships, heartbreak, and marriage is available at Amazon.

Alexander Williams is from Lancaster, California. That should tell you a lot. Nonetheless, he also feels it’s necessary to state that he’s a Boston Celtics fan, an avid thinker, and a sap for experience. He cares about his disadvantaged Afrikan and Native American communities and worries that tomorrow could very well be his last day here on Earth. He’s a communist, an anarchist, and a pacifist. He was always the smart kid that you would tell your younger brothers about and the only guy you know with Dr. Seuss Chucks. He also raps, but then again he also writes, and then again he also acts, so he just does a lot of things.

Mr. Barton and Mr. Williams were on our show talking about Hip-Hop vs. White Supremacy.

During our conversation, they talked about:

– The importance of hip hop in both of their lives
– What does hip hop represent when it is at its best
– Some of their thoughts are the current state of hip hop
– If hip hop has lost some of its social conscious
– “White supermacy and father time are undefeated.” Alexander Williams
– How is hip hop dealing with the rise of white supremacy
– How can hip hop win the war?
– Them message for the hip hop family in dealing with white supremacy

You can connect with Mr. Barton via:

Website
Twitter
Facebook

You can connect with Mr. Williams via:

Twitter
Soundcloud

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Coach Michael Taylor is an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and radio show host who has dedicated his life to empowering men and women to reach their full potential. He knows first-hand how to overcome adversity and build a rewarding and fulfilling life and he is sharing his knowledge and wisdom with others to support them in creating the life of their dreams.

He is no stranger to adversity and challenges. He was born in the inner-city projects of Corpus Christi Texas to a single with six children. Although he dropped out of high school in the 11th grade, his commitment to living an extraordinary life supported him in defying the odds.

With persistence, patience, and perseverance, he was able to climb the corporate ladder of success and become a very successful mid-level manager of a multi-million-dollar building supply center at the tender young age of 21. After approximately eight years, he was then faced with another set of challenges as he experienced the pain and humiliation of divorce, bankruptcy, and foreclosure and found himself contemplating suicide.

Bankrupt and alone, he committed to rebuilding his life which propelled him to begin a 20-year inner journey of personal transformation which resulted in him discovering his true self and his passions for living. As a result, he is now happily married (14 years) and living his dream of living an extraordinary life while being in service to others. Through his books, lectures, and radio program, he now coaches others on how to become genuinely happy with their lives and live the lives they were born to live.

Recently, Coach Michael Taylor was live on our show talking about his upcoming book, SHATTERING BLACK MALE STEREOTYPES: Eradicating The 10 Most Destructive Media Generated Illusions About Black Men.

During our conversation, Coach Taylor talked about:

– Some of his personal background including losing everything at the age of divorce at the age of 28, bankrupcy, foreclosure of his house and living in his car for two years and rebuilding his life that
– When did he realize that he could live an extraordinary life
– The one question that he asked himself that changed his life
– The story behind the book
– The upcoming summit Shattering Black Men’s Stereotypes Summit 
– An overview of each chapter of the book
– The CWBS (Collective White Belief System)
– The difference between racism and bias
– The need to invest in knowledge not opinions
– His message to parents to young Black men
– What he would like the media, whites and Black men when it comes to shattering Black male Stereotypes

You can connect with Coach Michael Taylor via:

Coach Michael Taylor – Website
Shattering Black Male Stereotypes
Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally
Creation Publishing 
A New Conversation With Men
Black Men Rock Academy
Email
Phone: 877-255-3588

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The panelists for the last show of 2017 were: Jim KennedyRyan Singh and Steve Kerr.

The panelists will be commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: How Repealing Net Neutrality Will Disproportionately Impact The Black Community

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Navigating The Financial Side Of A Relationship

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Voters In Alabama Pushed Back Against The Past

The Dr. Vibe Show™: What Kind Of White Person Do You Want To Be – Roy Moore Or His Foes?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Why So Many Of Our Men Are Being Taken Out Of Media

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David A. Love

David A. Love is a journalist and commentator who writes investigative stories and op-eds on a variety of issues, including politics, social justice, human rights, race, criminal justice and inequality. He is a writer for theGrioCNNAtlanta Black Star, Al JazeeraNewsWorksThe Progressive and BlackCommentator.com.

Love is also an adjunct instructor at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, where he trains students in a social justice journalism lab, and edits and publishes student work for the online publication NJ Spark.

In addition to his journalism career, Love has worked as an advocate and leader in the nonprofit sector, served as a legislative aide, and as a law clerk to two federal judges. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.

Recently, Mr. Love was on our show talking about his article Why the black press is more relevant than ever.

During our conversation, Mr. Love talked about:

– Why and how did he transition from being a criminal justice advocate to the world of writing
– The reason why he wrote the article
– Some of the history of the Black press in America and when did it experience its heyday
– How Blacks have not been included in mainstream media since Barack Obama left office
– His thoughts on Black American’s media and social media consuming habits
– The current Black media landscape
– The importance of Black media outlets being Black owned
– Why he feels that Black press to some degree is still a change agent
– What Black Americans need to do to support and grow the Black press

You can contact Mr. Love via:

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Linkedin
Email

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Tomika Anderson

Tomika Anderson is an award-winning content creator, communications director, lifelong traveller with passport stamps from five continents, longtime, proven champion of women and children and a lioness mom to Solomon, my adorable four-year-old son. Having worked with everyone from Beyoncé to Serena Williams, I’ve learned from the best and sought to share that knowledge as a communications strategy consultant. I’m on a journey to empower moms from all walks of life to design a life they’re proud of, and one that supports their children to no end.

Ms. Anderson and Stephanie Sampson have created the Motivated Mamas Mastermind.

The Motivated Mamas Mastermind is a 90-day sprint cycle that provides a safe, virtual, supportive space for single moms of all backgrounds.

The purpose? To share expertise, hacks, best practices and problem solve on anything and everything holding you back, whether that’s having to navigate the child support system, a need to boost your credit score, a push toward launching your successful business or securing that corner office. Or maybe it’s losing that stubborn “baby weight” and getting back out there on the dating scene so you can meet someone compatible.

The not-so-secret weapon? Accountability. In case you didn’t know, accountability partners are crucial to getting a promotion at work, mastering a new trade, finding a sponsor for your conference or replacing that soul-sucking job … and so much more.

Recently, Ms. Anderson was on our show talking about the Motivated Mamas Mastermind.

During our conversation, Ms. Anderson talked about:

– How has life being a military brat impacted her
– What influenced her to get into the world of journalism and some of her career highlights
– How did she get into the world of coaching
– How did her and Stephanie meet and how did the start the Motivated Mamas Mastermind
– What is the Motivated Mamas Mastermind is all about and what services does it offer
– What has Motivated Mamas Mastermind taught her about herself
– How are people hearing about the Motivated Mamas Mastermind

You can find out more about the Motivated Mamas Mastermind via:

Website
Email

You can find out more about Ms. Anderson via:

Website

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The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Dr. Lawrence A. RasheedRyan Singh and Garland McLaurin.

The panelists will commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Can The NAACP Save Itself? With Viral Protests And New Leadership, A Storied Group Tries To Reinvent

The Dr. Vibe Show™: From “Get Out” To “The Bachelorette,” Interracial Love Onscreen Is Changing

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Why The Black Press Is More Relevant Than Ever

The Dr. Vibe Show™: What Would Dr. King Think About America Today?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 21 Things Black Men Don’t Hear Often Enough

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How does one learn to be a good father? Why does fatherhood seem to be at odds with the image of Black masculinity? Pops explores and reveals answers to these and other questions concerning parenting.

In early 2015, Garland McLaurin found out that he was going to be a father. Three months into the pregnancy, his partner miscarried. he immediately realized he was totally unprepared. Scared about His abilities to be a good parent, Garland began to contemplate what fatherhood looked like for Black men. He thought about friends and the general narrative surrounding Black fathers.

The goal of Pops is to contribute to the national conversation around fatherhood from the viewpoint of Black fathers. In light of recent societal events and conversations concerning African American men, Garland wants his project to inform and inspire a broader online media audience using entertaining and engaging storytelling.

Garland has become a father and at the same time he is am faced with the possibility of losing my own father. The many questions around fatherhood that led me to tell this story still exists, but with Pops he am able to look at the experiences of these fathers and navigate my own parental journey.

POPS is a web series about three African American men facing the toughest challenge of their lives, becoming good fathers. The universal themes of responsibility, nurturing,
and love are individually explored by these fathers. They differ in personalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and struggles, but share the collective experience of fatherhood. Their stories serve to reflect the reality of black fathers in America, a role rarely portrayed in the media.

Garland McLaurin is a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker; his love for storytelling comes from its power to artistically explore the complex and conflicting social and psychological layers of
people and society. His current project POPS, is a web-series exploring fatherhood for African American men funded by ITVS Digital and National Black Programming Consortium.

He co-directed/produced the Peabody winning documentary series, 180 Days A Year Inside An American High School and Hartsville that aired on PBS. He served as co-cinematographer on Wes Moore’s Coming Back documentary series, highlighting veterans, and for award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen’s The New Black, which explores the fight for marriage equality in the African American community. His other professional credits include: field producing on CNN’s Black in America 4, producer/shooter for WAMU 88.5 American University, BET’s special Homecoming: The Killing of DJ Henry. Additional past digital media work includes work for Black Public MediaTime.comNY Times video division and video editing at the National Geographic digital news division.

He holds a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Howard University and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film school.

During our conversation, Mr. McLaurin talked about:

– Some of his background (Black and Korean), growing up in Oklahoma and living in different places
– What values did his parents instill in him when he was growing up
– Where did his interest in film and media start
– His experience going to Howard and New York University’s film schools
– Some of the highlights of his career before POPS
– The story behind POPS
– The process of choosing the fathers featured in POPS
– Some stories during the series
– What did POPS show him about Black fatherhood
– Some of the people that helped make POPS a reality
– How did the collaboration with the Corporation of Public Broadcasting happen
– Some special moments during the filming of POPS
– What did POPS teach Garland about himself
– What he would like POPS legacy to be
– How is he enjoying being a first time father

You can find out more about POPS via:

Website
Facebook
Instagram

You can watch POPS at:

POPS – The Stories
Indie Lens Storycast YouTube page

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The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: LeRon BartonJim KennedyRyan Singh and Steve Kerr.

The panelists commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Russell Simmons, Brothers’ Keepers – Black Women On Reporting Our Own

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Media Isn’t Diverse – And This Leads To Appalling Reporting

The Dr. Vibe Show™: People For Sale

The Dr. Vibe Show™: In The Age of Trump, Black Lives Still Matter

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Denzel Washington Says Black Communities Need Strong Family Units To Create Change

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