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Jeremy Helligar is a writer, journalist, pop culturist, and world traveler from New York City, where he spent 15 years working as a writer and editor for People, Teen People, Us Weekly and Entertainment Weekly. He’s interviewed such first-or-last-name-only A-listers as Britney, Sting, Cher and Bowie and shared his celebrity and entertainment insight and expertise on MTV, VH1 and E! Entertainment, among other networks.

In 2006, Jeremy moved to Buenos Aires, where he spent four and a half years. He learned Spanish and launched his own blog, Theme for Great Cities, a travelogue, memoir, entertainment bible and Sex and the City rolled into one, while living in Argentina. After dividing his time between Melbourne and Bangkok for two and a half years, he spent one month in Berlin, one month in Rome, one month in Tel Aviv and one year in Cape Town, while completing his first book, Is It True What They Say About Black Men?: Tales of Love, Lust and Language Barriers on the Other Side of the World (Amazon, November 4, 2014).

The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and The Advocate, among many other print and online publications, have featured his essays during his years abroad. He’s currently based in Sydney, where he’s worked as an editor for Nine Entertainment Co. while writing his second book, Storms in Africa: Notes from the Motherland, and wondering if he’ll ever make it to Antarctica.

Recently, Mr. Helligar was live on our show from Australia. He talked about his article I’m black and all my exes are white. Does that make me racist?.

During our conversation, Mr. Helligar talked about:

– Some of his background living in the Virgin Islands, Florida and New York
– How he got involved in the entertainment industry and his favorite interview of all time
– How did writing become part of his life
– some memories of his journeies to different countries and how did he end up in Sydney, Australia
– The background behind the article and how has this article has helped him, what he wanted to achieve with the article and the reaction
– Why have his partners all being white and his response to people who criticize this
– The fact that he has been ostracized by blacks and gays more than any other group
– His thoughts on racism in the gay community and what can be done to change it

You can contact Mr. Helligar via:

Blog
Twitter

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


Dr. Vibe


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

You can connect with Ms. Reign via:

Twitter
Instagram

Visit our website at http://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

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


Dr. Vibe


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