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Alfred Edmond Jr. is senior vice president/Editor-at-Large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all of the media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand. Edmond is responsible for helping to set and enforce quality standards for the editorial content of BlackEnterprise; and the Our World with Black Enterprise and Women of Power television shows.

From 2008 through 2010, Edmond held the position of senior vice president/editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, responsible for the development of the Website’s content, as well as the hiring and overall supervision of the editorial staff. In this position, Edmond played an important leadership role in the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from print magazine publisher to a digital-first multimedia content company.

From 2000 through 2008, Edmond held the position of senior vice president/editor-in-chief of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. During his tenure as chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE (beginning in 1995 when he was named executive editor), the magazine’s circulation more than doubled to a rate base of 525,000 for 2008. In addition, the magazine earned nine Folio: Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Awards in the business/finance consumer magazines category, a Griot Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, and more than a dozen other editorial and design awards under his leadership. An award-winning reporter and editor, he has been recognized by TJFR Business News Reporter as one of America’s 100 Most Influential Financial Journalists and was named to the Folio: 40 list of the most influential people in the magazine industry by Folio: Magazine in 2007.

Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio, including serving as host of WVON 1690 Chicago’s The Urban Business Roundtable weekly radio show; commentator on PBS’ Nightly Business Report; contributor to American Express OPEN Forum and The Doug Banks Show radio program; and guest expert on MSNBC’s Your Business and CNN. A nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends, Edmond is a highly sought-after public speaker and moderator.

Mr. Edmond Jr. was on our show talking about BE Modern Man.

BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image and accomplishments of today’s man of color.

With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals and agents of change – these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art, philanthropy, business and beyond. The BE Modern Man is making a positive impact, his way, and has a story to tell.

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

– Some of his background including how he got involved in media starting in college
– The day he was hired by Black Enterprise March 4, 1987
– The story behind BE Modern Man
– The Black Male Excel Summit in August 2017
– Some key moments during the journey of BE Modern Man
– Common success traits of the men that are featured
– What has made this initiative so successful
– His thoughts about Black men at this time
– How can Black men help each other
– What is next for BE Modern Man
– Black women’s response to BE Modern Man

To find out more about BE Modern Man go to:

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For more information about the BLACK MEN XCEL SUMMIT which is being held at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Aug. 30–Sept. 3rd, 2017 click here. Click here to read an article on the BLACK MEN XCEL SUMMIT.

To receive $100 off the registration fee for the BLACK MEN XCEL SUMMIT go here and use the promo code: BEFFMK.

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Jaydahmann is a hip hop artist and a trailblazing advocate for marginalized communities. His musical career skyrocketed in 2008 with the release of his first single, “Anything”, dominating both Toronto’s Flow 93.5 OTA Live and 93.7 WBLK’s Unsigned Hype’s number 1 spots. Jaydahmann’s electrifying live performances have captivated audiences at a number of Toronto festivals including the Toronto Live Green Festival, the Chinatown Festival and the If I Ruled TO – Youth Summit. Jaydahmann has shared the stage with hip-hop heavyweights such as ONYX, The Clipse and Bow Wow and receives the call when the city is seeking a profound voice for musical and social justice knowledge as witnessed recently when he was an industry expert for the Urbanology Magazine “Speak Out On Violence” project and moderated the Regent Park Film Festival.

Jaydahmann was on our show talking about the Power Of Influence conference that he is organizing that is being held in Toronto on July 29, 2017.

During our conversation, Jaydahmann talked about:

– Some of his background including how did hip hop and activism would become part of his journey
– The story behind The Power Of Influence and how the event has changed over the years, what to look forward to at this year’s event and some of the panelists
– Some of the challenges facing in some low income neighbourhoods in Toronto
– What he would like to achieve with this year’s conference

You can find out more about Jaydahmann and The Power Of Influence event at:

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The panelists for last Sunday’s show are: Dr. Lawrence A. Rasheed and Curtis Brooks .

The panelists will be commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Latest R Kelly Allegations Are More Evidence That Black Women’s Words Are Never Enough

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Why America Needs More ‘O.J. Moments’

The Dr. Vibe Show™: How The Media Portrayed A White Woman Killed By A Minneapolis Cop

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Why Michael Vick—Who Killed Dogs—Should Have Nothing To Say To Colin Kaepernick, Who Stands Up for Black People Being Killed Like Dogs

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Is Black Male Privilege A Real Issue in Our Community?

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Kike-Lola Odusanya is the founder of My Boss Is Me, a virtual global business and personal development firm. She’s a “serial entrepreneur” and a network marketing industry professional best known for a straight-shooting, results-driven approach to business and life.

Kike-Lola believes entrepreneurial experience encompasses life skills that all women should develop as a way to reach their fullest potential. That’s why she refers to the entrepreneurial experience as the ultimate life skill. She is on a mission to help women around the world see their deepest desires and dreams come to fruition through what she calls “the gift of entrepreneurship.”

She realizes business ownership is not for everyone, but Odusanya believes all women can benefit by exploring the mindset, talents, and knowledge of successful entrepreneurs and take control of their lives, proudly declaring, My Boss Is Me.

Ms. Odusanya was on our show talking about some of her journey and My Boss Is Me.

During our conversation, Ms. Odusanya talked about:

– Some of her background including overcoming serious personal and health challenges
– When and how did entrepreneurship become part of her journey
– The story behind the book
– the importance the following subjects when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur: mentorship and coaching, structure, talking less and doing more, target markets, it takes time, sometimes you have to shread some tears, why love is the fabric of your business and you can’t be a prophet in your own land
– Why more women of color are becoming entrepreneurs

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Dr. Vibe

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The panelist for last Sunday’s show was: Rodney Kellum.

Mr. Kellum commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: This Dirty Little Secret Is The Real Reason Why Repeal Is So Hard For Republicans

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Travelers Often Bring Home An Unwanted Souvenir – Racist Abuse

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Jason Whitlock Says Protesting Racial Injustice Is ‘Stupid’

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Dear White People…

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Roland Martin Goes One-On-One With Dr. Umar Johnson

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Dr. Vibe

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STUFF are live online conversations hosted by Dr. Vibe (Canada) and Jazz Keyes (United States) about current events and culture from a black woman’s and black man’s POV.

Jazz Keyes is a clinical psychologist, certified life coach, author, and motivational speaker. Recognized for her work as a community activist, Keyes has spent the last 10 years of her career focusing on empowering the lives of others. With an intense focus on women, people of color, and children, Keyes has been honored as a Neighborhood Hero by ComEd for her involvement in numerous community-based initiatives.

As a psychologist and life coach, Keyes supplies clients with the necessary tools and techniques to awaken their divine energy, heal their open wounds and create an aura of love, compassionate and tranquility.

For the last two years, Jazz Keyes has managed to grow her brand as a dating and relationship writer for two major media platforms, JET Magazine and Black and Married with Kids. Her first book, If We Knew Better: Soul Cries of Women Past and Present, is available here.

Ms. Keyes is preparing to begin her PHD program Fall 2017. She will be studying to receive her Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Couples Therapy. Keyes has devoted a great deal of her time and energy on mastering the art of communication to create healthy, dynamic, long-lasting relationships and to help others do the same.

Jazz Keyes is an aspiring bestselling author. Focusing on spirituality, emotional empowerment, and love, Keyes hopes to one day deliver soul healing messages as a television personality and international inspirational speaker.

Our this episode of STUFF, Dr. Vibe and Ms. Keyes hosted the conversation Is Education Still The Great Equalizer For Blacks?.

The special guest for this conversation tonight was Dr. Marvin Thompson.

Dr. Marvin Thompson is an educational leader who has spent the majority of his 25 years in the educational field turning around schools in challenged communities. The scope of his experiences in schools range from pre-school director, elementary teacher to district superintendent.

In 2003, his efforts led to his school being recognized as one of the top 15 most changed schools in America through the National School Change Award Program. He served on the Virginia Academic Review Steering Committee, which reviewed, revised and developed school performance standards which are currently being used in states across America. He has served on Governor Mark Warner’s Economic Development committees and Governor Tim Kane’s early childhood committee.

As the Chief Academic Officer of a charter school in New Orleans, Dr. Thompson was featured in Oprah Winfrey’s Blackboard Wars, a nationally televised documentary bringing light to the challenges facing urban schools in America. The program received many awards including CableFax’s Best DocumentaryThe CINE Golden Eagle Award and the New York Festival’s TV and Film Award.

Dr. Thompson has many televison and radio apprearances including the CBS Morning NewsThe Tavis Smiley ShowLA Today, and CNN: Headline News as an educational commentator. In 2013, he was a speaker at the Steve Harvey Mentoring Camp for Boys and the Indiana Black Expo. Dr. Thompson was most recently an invited guest of the White House to speak at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Convention in Washington, D.C., to discuss the challenges facing boys in challenged communities.

Currently Dr. Thompson is the President and CEO of EmpowerED, and educational Consulting firm specializing in organizational systems development. His company has worked with schools across America from rural districts to some of the largest and most challenged such as the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2009, Dr. Thompson was an invited member of the International Exchange of Scholars to assist the University of South Africa, the 4th largest university in the world, in revising its educational curriculum. These efforts will influence over fifty percent of the teacher workforce in the continent of Africa.

Dr. Thompson received his Ed.D. degree in Leadership & Policy Studies from The George Washington University, an M.ED in Administration & Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Randolph Macon College in Virginia.

Some of the topics discussed during the conversation were:

– That education has never been an equalizer for African Americans
– If education been designed for African Americans?
– The state of the public education system for African Americans and what African Americans need to do
– What is the equalizer for African Americans when it comes to education
– The situation with the lack of teachers of color in the school system
– What should schools be doing
– How is data been used to hurt African American students
– Some of the reasons why there are gaps in the system for African Americans

You can find out more about Dr. Thompson via:

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Dr. Vibe


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.

Mr. Barton was on our show talking about his article Should Black People Call the Police?.

During our conversation Mr. Barton talked about:

– The reason why he wrote the article
– Some of his experiences with the police
– What did his parents tell him about dealing with the police and “The Talk”
– What does he feel the role of police is in today’s society
– Does he feel a good police officer exists?
– The fact that 49% of the felony arrests are Black people when only 4% of the population of San Francisco is Black
– Do older Blacks have a different opinion of the police than younger Blacks?
– Does he believe in community policing in Black neighbourhoods

You can connect with Mr. Barton via:

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Dr. Vibe


In observance of Black Mental Health Awareness Month, G.R.I.O.T. are continuing their series of symposiums, Tackling the Taboo. In this series, we touch on issues that often go ignored within the Black community (especially issues related to Black males). These events are meant to raise awareness and help the community and the members of it.

In this installment, G.R.I.O.T. will be discussing Black Mental Health issues facing our Black Male Community. This event is being moderated by Dr. Richard Hanzy, who will be joined by several black male thought leaders such as Dr. Lamont Francies, former SF Police Captain Cornelius Johnson, and Author LeRon BartonG.R.I.O.T. hope that you will join them as they have an open discussion regarding issues that are often taboo. Also, please help them by building awareness through sharing of this event with others.

Dr. Lawrence A. Rasheed was on our show talking about Tackling the Taboo 2 – Black Male Mental Health Issues.

During our conversation, Dr. Rasheed talked about:

– Some of his life growing up
– the story behind G.R.I.O.T. 
– Highlights of the previous event which was about Black men who have been molested
– Why is he doing this event about Black men and mental health

You can find out more about Tackling the Taboo via:

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Tackling the Taboo 2 – Black Male Mental Health Issues:
Sat, July 15, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Delta Bay Church of Christ
913 Sunset Drive
Antioch, CA 94509
United States

G.R.I.O.T. is a non-profit mentorship organization for young black males.

G.R.I.O.T. Mentoring Group strives to educate and empower our young men to:


Take advice and instruction
Make good decisions
Contribute positively in their community
Assist and support one another
Make healthy choices and take chances
For more information and questions about our organization, contact Lawrence Rasheed, Founder at (925) 726- 6162 or Email

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The panelists for last Sunday’s were: Dr. Lawrence A. Rasheed and Jim Kennedy.

The panelists on the commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Employment Helps White Men’s Health More Than Women And Blacks

The Dr. Vibe Show™: There’s No Evidence That Immigrants Hurt Any American Workers

The Dr. Vibe Show™: What Young Black Women Need From Their Black Brothers—And The Church

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Reduce Encounters Between Young Black Males, Police

The Dr. Vibe Show™: What Will It Take For The US To Eradicate Racist Ideas?

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Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of Criminal Justice, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Beasley School of Law. She is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Ford Foundation Fellowship, an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation, and a former Research Director for Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice. Her award-winning book, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Courtwas an NAACP Image Award Finalist. Her legal commentary has been featured on NBC NewsMSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN.

Ms. Gonzalez Van Cleve was on our show be talking about her book Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court and the Chicago Police Department.

During our conversation, Ms. Gonzalez Van Cleve talked about:

– Some of her journey in the world of personal journey including one of her first cousins convicted for a gang crime and being the first person in her family to go to college
– The ten year journey behind the book and the reaction to the book
– The Laquan McDonald case
– The situation in Chicago and what can be done solve to resolve it
– The fear and mistrust of the police that many people of color have
– Falsehoods when it comes to Blacks and the police

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Dr. Vibe

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