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Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

During the May 30, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– Rosanne’s tweet and her show being cancelled
– The Starbucks anti-racism training
– The 1,500 children taken from their families at the United States and Mexico border

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

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Dr. Vibe


Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper’s entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years.

In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women’s Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College and Fisk University where she earned Bachelor’s in Communications and Master’s Degree in Psychology, respectively, and completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008.

Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media and a HuffPost contributor. In addition to her own work, Aisha has written liner notes for a Prince tribute album, I Wish U Heaven released December 25 and available on YouTube. In 2018, she will be contributing to scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound and sitting on an NYU panel for a conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of his Lovesexy album.

While Aisha enjoys writing about music, she feels the most critical discussions we can have today are centered around race and intersectionality because “you can’t fix a problem you don’t acknowledge, and not acknowledging the plight of women of color and specifically Black women is a problem.”

During the May 23, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– The recent Santa Fe shooting incident
– The royal wedding
– #LivingWhileBlack

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

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Dr. Vibe


Adia Harvey Wingfield is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on racial and gender inequality in professional occupations. Dr. Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Gender & Society, and American Behavioral Scientist. She is currently serving as President of Sociologists for Women in Society, a national organization that encourages feminist research and social change, and is a regular contributor to Inside Higher Ed, The Atlantic, and other popular outlets. Professor Wingfield is the author of several books, most recently No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work, and is the recipient of the 2018 Public Understanding of Sociology award from the American Sociological Association.

Recently, Ms. Harvey Wingfield was on our show talking about her article When Black Men Are Harassed At Work.

During our conversation, Ms. Harvey Wingfield talked about:

– Some of her background and her educational background
– Why did she decide to research Black professional men and the workplace
– The story behind the article and the fact the many Black men face sexual harassment at the workplace
– The fact that for many black men working with white women, racial and gendered stereotypes about black masculinity are never far from the surface and the stress it has on many Black men
– Some reasons why some Black men feel that they don’t have great relationships in the workplace
– Who is more challenged in today’s workplace: Balck men or Black women?
– The response to this article
– The Black community response to Black men is being sexually harassed in the workplace
– What needs to be done to push this narrative forward
– Her advice for young Black men entering the workforce

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Dr. Vibe 


The panelist for last Sunday’s show was: LeRon Barton.

Mr. Barton commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The All-American Question – Can You Truly Love Black People If You Date Outside The Race?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Study – Affluent Black Kids Suffer Higher Rates of Depression Because … You Guessed It – Racism

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Shopping While Black. African Americans Continue To Face Retail Racism.

The Dr. Vibe Show™: White People Calling Police On Black People Is Part Of A Larger Problem

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Malcolm X Matters – Icon’s Words Still Ring True

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Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper’s entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years.

In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women’s Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College and Fisk University where she earned Bachelor’s in Communications and Master’s Degree in Psychology, respectively, and completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008.

Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media and a HuffPost contributor. In addition to her own work, Aisha has written liner notes for a Prince tribute album, I Wish U Heaven released December 25 and available on YouTube. In 2018, she will be contributing to scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound and sitting on an NYU panel for a conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of his Lovesexy album.

While Aisha enjoys writing about music, she feels the most critical discussions we can have today are centered around race and intersectionality because “you can’t fix a problem you don’t acknowledge, and not acknowledging the plight of women of color and specifically Black women is a problem.”

During the May 16, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– 45’s financial disclosures reveal that he did pay Cohen back for the Stormy Daniel’s settlement
– Kim Jong Un pulls out of S. Korea meeting threatens to pull out of meeting with 45
– Failure of White House to apologize to McCain
– White people calling the police for Black people leading everyday lives

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

Visit our website at https://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 here

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


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Ikey RawMelvin LarsRyan Singh and Dr. Lawrence Rasheed.

The panelists commented on the follow stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Churches, Technology, And Leadership

The Dr. Vibe Show™: As Starbucks Gears Up To Teach Their Employees About Bias, Here Are 3 Things Black Americans Should Know About Implicit Bias

The Dr. Vibe Show™: America’s Real Racism? Ignoring The Senseless Killing Of Our Black, Fatherless Boys

The Dr. Vibe Show™: When Black Men Are Harassed At Work.

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Terry Crews – Black Men Aren’t Allowed To Be Victims Until They’re Dead

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Chetachi A. Egwu is a Nigerian American professor, writer/producer, filmmaker, dancer/choreographer, artist and actor . She earned a BA in Communication from the University of Buffalo in 1996, then moved on to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she completed a Masters and Ph.D. in Mass Communication.

Dr. Egwu has served as a faculty member in the communication departments at Morgan State University, The George Washington University and Nova Southeastern University. She is currently communication faculty at the University of Maryland University College.

Her work has been featured in academic journals, newspapers and online publications such as The Grio and The Burton Wire, her creative nature reaches beyond writing. Dr. Egwu is also a dancer/choreographer and was a member of Carla and Company, Coyaba Dance Theater, Choreographers Collaboration Project in Washington DC and featured in several other projects. An avid filmmaker, she is currently co-producer and co-director for the documentaries Runway Afrique and No Justice, No Peas: Getting A Veggie In The Hood, and co-producer, director and cinematographer for the documentary Sunshine Chic. Dr. Egwu also is the host of MediaScope on the streaming platforms Periscope and Facebook Live live on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Eastern.

You contact Dr. Egwu via:

Twitter

Lia World Traveler (Lia Miller) is a wife and mother, professional diplomat, award-winning blogger, children’s book author, social inclusion and diversity advocate, DIY loc’d naturalista, avid reader, foodie, movie buff, sports and exercise enthusiast, passionate about the arts, news junkie, and a world traveler.

You can find more about Ms. Miller via:

Website 
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Recently, Dr. Egrw and Ms. Miller were on our show talking about Historically Black Colleges And Universities (HBCU) vs. Predominately White Institutions (PWI).

During the conversation, the ladies talked about:

– “People are not interested in the happiness of Black women.” Dr. Tachi
– Their is an expectation that Black women need to sacrifice for others leaving no room for them to pursue their own happiness
– Some history behind this issue
– How the media has dealt with this subject
– Their thoughts on Black community not liking Black women dating outside of their race
– Comments and thought from younger women of color about this subject

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Dr. Vibe


Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries. Symptoms may include behavioral problems, mood problems, and problems with thinking. This typically does not begin until years after the injuries. It often gets worse over time and can result in dementia. It is unclear if the risk of suicide is altered.

Most documented cases have occurred in athletes involved in contact sports such as American football, wrestling, boxing, ice hockey, rugby and soccer. Other risk factors include being in the military, prior domestic violence, and repeated banging of the head.The exact amount of trauma required for the condition to occur is unknown. Definitive diagnosis can only occur at autopsy. It is a form of tauopathy.

As of 2018, there is no specific treatment. Rates of disease have been found to be about 30% among those with a history of multiple head injuries. Population rates, however, are unclear. Research into brain damage as a result of repeated head injuries began in the 1920s, at which time the condition was known as dementia pugilistica or “punch drunk syndrome”. Changing the rules in some sports has been discussed as a means of prevention.

Over the next few Mondays live at 9 p.m. Eastern at , The Dr. Vibe Show™ and The Good Men Project will hosting You, me & CTEYou, me & CTE is a series of conversations on and about Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

The guests for the first conversation of the You Me & CTE series were: Carol Bluestein and Melvin Lars.

During the conversation, Ms. Bluestein and Mr. Lars talked about:

- Some of their backgrounds and the background behind the series
- The impact of CTE on some people that they know
- What is it going to take to make sports safer
- The list of people scheduled to be interviewed
- Young people especially minorities finding other pursuits other than sports

 

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 can can be reached via:

Website
Email

Melvin Lars is a native of Bossier City/Shreveport, Louisiana; he received several under graduate and graduate academic degrees from various universities; La. Tech. (BS) Univ. & Centenary (Admin. Cert.) College) in Louisiana, Texas (Tx. Southern (MA) Univ), Michigan (Eastern, Mi Univ, & Saginaw Valley St. Univ.) and has done extensive educational studies in Ohio (Youngstown (Supt., cert.)St Univ) and California (Los Angeles, (CA. cert) City College).

Lars is a certified Violence Prevention/Intervention Specialist, receiving his certification and training through the prestigious Harvard University, with Dr. Renee Prothro-Stith.

He has worked collaboratively with Hall of Famer Jim Brown and his Amer-I-Can Program.

Collaborated and accompanied Dr. Dick Gregory in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, during Mr. Gregory’s international journey of assisting neighborhoods in the eradication of gang and drug related violence.

Mr. Lars is a leukemia cancer survivor and was given less than a five (5%) percent chance to survive Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in November of 1990.

Lars’ latest publication; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two, was inspired and ordained by God; he shares his past struggles and challenges while experiencing Leukemia. This publication is receiving rave reviews and is said to be extremely inspiring and captivating.

Mr. Lars is a former free-agent with the Houston (Practice squads) Oilers, and Oakland Raiders, former Defensive line coach for the Shreveport Pelicans, as well as numerous head and assistant coaching positions from Louisiana to California.

He is a recently retired High School principal; where he served in an administrative capacity for twenty-two (22) years and six and one-half (61/2) years as a class room instructor. He is an academician with an educational publication titled Dare To Be Positive, and had the privilege of instituting this successful academic, non-traditional program at Linear Middle School, Shreveport Louisiana, located in Caddo parish.

His poetry publications have been compared to that of two of the great poets of our time; Dr. Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes.

He is most proud of his instructional tenure at the infamous George Washington Preparatory High School in South Central Los Angeles; with famed, nationally renowned Principal; Dr. George J. McKenna, III of the “George (Movie) McKenna Story”, Portrayed by the renowned, prolific actor; Denzel Washington. During his tenure at Washington Preparatory; Lars served as head football coach/athletic director and administrative assistant to Dr. McKenna.

He is a licensed/ordained Elder/Minister in both the C.O.G.I.C. & C.M.E. Churches. He is the CEO/founder of Brighter Futures Inc.; a Family Wellness, Violence Prevention/Intervention and Academic Enhancement and entertainment Company; an affiliate representative for the NFL ALLPRODADS Initiative. Former interim; Executive Director of Urban League of Greater Muskegon, Former NAACP President of Muskegon County; 2007-2012, employed as a consultant to the Michigan Department of Education as a Compliance Monitor for the (NCLB Highly Qualified) initiative for Highly Qualified Teachers and works collaboratively with Hall of Famer Jim Brown and his Amer-I-Can Program and is a ten (10) time published author of various books, and self-help and academic articles. He is married to Ann Lars and is the father of one adult son (Ernest).

You can contact Mr. Lars via:

Your Brighter Future
Twitter
Dying On My Feet
WeBuyBlack – Melvin Lars
Email

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Dr. Vibe


 

Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper’s entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years.

In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women’s Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College and Fisk University where she earned Bachelor’s in Communications and Master’s Degree in Psychology, respectively, and completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008.

Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media and a HuffPost contributor. In addition to her own work, Aisha has written liner notes for a Prince tribute album, I Wish U Heaven released December 25 and available on YouTube. In 2018, she will be contributing to scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound and sitting on an NYU panel for a conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of his Lovesexy album.

While Aisha enjoys writing about music, she feels the most critical discussions we can have today are centered around race and intersectionality because “you can’t fix a problem you don’t acknowledge, and not acknowledging the plight of women of color and specifically Black women is a problem.”

During the May 9, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– The U.S. decision to restore far-reaching sanctions on Iran
– Allegations from Stormy Daniels’ attorney that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 in payments from a Russian oligarch
– Melania Trump’s plagiarism
– Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new piece on Kanye West

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

Visit our website at https://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 here

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


Dr. Vibe


Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper’s entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years.

In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women’s Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College and Fisk University where she earned Bachelor’s in Communications and Master’s Degree in Psychology, respectively, and completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008.

Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media and a HuffPost contributor. In addition to her own work, Aisha has written liner notes for a Prince tribute album, I Wish U Heaven released December 25 and available on YouTube. In 2018, she will be contributing to scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound and sitting on an NYU panel for a conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of his Lovesexy album.

While Aisha enjoys writing about music, she feels the most critical discussions we can have today are centered around race and intersectionality because “you can’t fix a problem you don’t acknowledge, and not acknowledging the plight of women of color and specifically Black women is a problem.”

During the May 3, 2018 episode of Staggers State Of Things, Ms. Staggers talked about:

– Kayne West saying that slavery was a choice
– #MuteRKelly
– The White House Correspondence Dinner and Michelle Wolfe

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

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


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Ikey RawMelvin LarsRyan SinghJim Kennedy and Galen Bingham.

The panelists commented on the follow stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle With The Company

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Employees In The Service Industry Pay An Emotional Tax At Work

The Dr. Vibe Show™: We Need To Talk About The Boys

The Dr. Vibe Show™: White America Is ‘Publicly Lynching’ Black Men … But Not Kanye, Cosby Or R. Kelly

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Women Have Been Speaking Up About R. Kelly For Years. Where Are The Men?

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