(Ep1) Episode one of the Nurah Speaks Podcast provides listeners an overview of what can be expected from the podcast.
(Ep2) Are We In Answer or Conflict to the Prayers of
In this episode of the Nurah Speaks podcast, Nurah challenges listeners to consider the prayers of our enslaved fore-parents and if our actions today are in answer (or conflict) of those prayers.
This episode features clips of United States Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey wherein he addressed the legacy of slavery in Camden, New Jersey and the U.S. at large. Over 800 slaves arrived in Camden via three waterfront locations and slave markers were placed this week at each location by the Middle Passage project. New Jersey is recorded to having as many as 12,000 slaves.
(Ep3) Managing Adolescent Trauma
Cher McCall is this week’s guest on the Nurah Speaks podcast. She is a licensed social worker who works primarily with the adolescent population. Cher has extensive experience serving youth who’ve endured physical, mental, emotional and spiritual trauma. She shares her insights into practical approaches in helping youth manage their pain and fostering hope in what seems to them as a hopeless reality. This episode dives deep into the real mental and emotional labor of social work and the implications for the service recipient and provider.
Cher tells the audience how she came to find herself in social work, the rewards of social work and how others can get involved to ‘Be The Movement.’
Cher can be emailed at CherMcCall@gmail.com.
(Ep4) Archiving History
Brother Munir Muhammad is my guest on this episode. He is the business manager and a co-founder of CROE (Coalition for the Remembrance of Elijah Muhammad). He is also thought to be the chief archivist and historian of the Nation of Islam and Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
This interview was recorded at Camden County College in downtown Camden, NJ wherein CROE, in conjunction with the University of Islam 20, was hosting a film showing of the movie ‘The Nation’, written and directed by Junie Smith. Mr. Smith was also in attendance for the showing and graciously addressed the audience during an extensive question and answer period. (Towards the conclusion of our interview you will likely hear attendees gathering and talking in the background)
In this interview Brother Munir explains how and why the Nation of Islam is misperceived by many and how the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has impacted him personally.
Listeners can learn more about CROE by visiting CROE.ORG and CROETV.COM. CROE is located at 2435 West 71st Street (CROE Lane) Chicago, IL 60629. You can contact them at 773-925-1600 or CROE@CROE.ORG.
Viewers can watch CROE live each Wednesday at 7:30est and Sunday at 3:30est on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC--UCt5LqFF3IW5fLn5lH2g or on Ustream:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/muhammad-and-friends.
(Ep5) Removing the Mask with DaVita Garfield
As a speaker, author and empowerment coach, DaVita Garfield credits the many life experiences and obstacles that she has overcome as the driving force behind her God-given assignment to support other women by encouraging them to become amazing-On Purpose. She founded her company, empoWermentNOW, LLC to provide empowerment and coaching support for women to help them identify and reach their life goals, despite their circumstances.
DaVita’s number one role is being a mother to her 13-year old daughter and her most recent accomplishment includes the release of her self-published book, ‘Tell the Whole Story: Embrace Your Journey to be Amazing on Purpose. Learn more about her work at:
(Ep6) Advancing The Interests Within Our Community
This is a solo episode wherein I discuss the importance of us advancing the interests within our own communities. Every group has the responsibility to advance their interests. But are we advancing ours? This conversation is necessary because:
-our neighborhoods are a reflection of what we think of ourselves.
-our communities should not be a place from where our children (and we) want to make it out.
-education is for function, not status.
-working cooperatively works.
-we must help self, first, before helping others.
-we must end dependency.
If you would like to engage with the Nurah Speaks podcast, submit your listener questions to questions@NurahZaheerah.com.
(Ep7) Youth Leadership with Aneesah Parker
Nurah Speaks welcomes Aneesah Parker, a high school senior, youth leader, student mentor, filmmaker and photographer. In this episode, Aneesah talks about how she transitioned from a shy student to a youth leader, how becoming a peer mentor has affected her and how a class assignment at the University of Islam 20 impacted the direction of her life.
This is refreshing conversation and Aneesah is a beautiful example of what it looks like when we truly empower our youth and nudge them beyond their comfort zones.
Follow Aneesah on Instagram at Neesahs.pics.
(Ep8) Being Bold with Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell
I am so excited to present this episode of Nurah Speaks with the talented Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell. Lynita is a Top 100 National Attorney, CPA, and Certified Christian Life Coach. She is the CEO of the Leading Through Living Community and Bold Favor Media Group which produces highly acclaimed TV and radio shows. She is also the Executive Director of the Emerging Leaders Institute.
This is an amazing conversation in which Lynita outlines keys to successful leadership, learning your purpose and how being disenchanted after a conference lead to the creation of the Emerging Leaders Institute.
Lynita shares value gems in this episode. Learn more about her and her work by visiting LynitaMitchellBlackwell.com and EmergingLeadersNow.org.
Don't forget to subscribe to, rate and review the Nurah Speaks podcast.
(Ep9) Reflections on MLK Day of Service
This Nurah Speaks episode was recorded on the 2018 MLK Day of Service. This day calls for Americans from all walks to work collectively in creating solutions to the most urgent of national problems.
In this episode, I reflect on Dr. King’s legacy of social activism and servant leadership. I discuss how modern day activists can emulate his example to increase the effectiveness their leadership in their local communities. Dr. King is one who embodied ‘Being the Movement’ in his quest for freedom and justice in America and it was an honor to be of service to my community in his memory.
(Ep 10) The Hard Work To Become 'A Natural'
Welcome to episode 10! What a mini milestone in the history of Nurah Speaks (I celebrate ALL victories and strongly encourage you to do the same!) Thanks to the listeners for your continued support!
In this solo episode I question what it means to be a natural---well, for me at least. I’ve been told (more times than I can count)that I am a ‘natural’ public speaker. But if you knew me years ago (or were in my 8th grade English class), this might seem the furthest from the truth.
Listen in as I describe the hard work it takes to be a ‘natural’ in any field you are pursuing. This episode covers:
-My 8th grade public speaking disaster
-Why I dislike the phrase ‘fake it til you make it’
-The necessity of practice
-How taking risks can bring us face to face with our gifts
-Ways to improve our public speaking
-How having un-empowered language and thinking create an unempowered reality
-The importance of reviewing our past work
Be sure to tell me your thoughts on this topic and don’t forget to leave a review and rating on iTunes and share with friends.
(Ep11) Doing Time with Bettye Blaize
This week’s Nurah Speaks guest Bettye Blaize takes a deep dive in our conversation regarding her son’s struggle with drug addiction and incarceration. This interview is extremely transparent as is her book, “Doing Time With My Son” which she co-authored with her son Terrence G. White. She peels back the layers exposing what many of us may not know regarding parenting and advocacy for an incarcerated loved one.
Bettye’s enduring love prevailed as a bright light in the shadow of her son’s incarceration. She was his fiercest supporter and advocate and she helps other family members be that for their loved ones.
Bettye was engaging in this conversation and her passion for her work resonates throughout the interview. You can learn more about Bettye and her book by visiting www.DoingTimeWithMySon.com and you can contact her BettyeBlaize@yahoo.com. Bettye and this interview was a blessing-enjoy!
(Ep12) Celebrating Black History Month
“The thought of the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.” Carter G Woodson
This episode is my first of Black History Month! Black History Month is the expansion of Negro History Week established by historian Carter G Woodson in 1926 with the goal to acquaint 20th century Black youth with the history and accomplishments of their ancestors.
In this episode I encourage listeners to examine if we are fulfilling the visions of the great figures that we commemorate during this month. I also discuss how the exclusion of Black history from general American and World history negatively impacts all students, white, black or otherwise.
Carter G Woodson’s concern with the education of Black youth stemmed from his understanding that when you control a man’s thinking, you’ve established control of his actions. I encourage us all in our celebration of Black History Month to continue educating our youth of the genius of their ancestors but also helping them tap their own unique genius.
(Ep 13) Your Gifts Will Make Room For You
“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
If you’re doubting your dreams;
if you’re re-thinking your goals as too lofty,
if your New Year’s resolutions are already faded memories
if you’re feeling impatient that your “It” hasn’t happened yet…
this episode is for you!
This episode is YOUR cheer section! Brief but impactful, this episode reminds you to outlast doubts, fears, hurdles and reminds anyone who has a goal to stay the course. As it is written, “Your gift will make room for you!” But as with anything worth having, effort, investment and perseverance are essential to bring the goal from an idea to a reality.
Stay encouraged. Stay patient. Use your gifts in the service of good and the Universe will amplify you!
(Ep 14). Sonja Prince and the Kwesi Prince Foundation
Sonja is the Executive Director of the Kwesi Prince Foundation, a pediatric cancer organization dedicated to providing support to families suffering the devastating effects of Childhood Cancer with a focus on brain tumors. The foundation is named in honor of Kwesi Prince, Sonja’s son, who was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor in 2010 when he was just 7 years old. After multiple brain surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Sonja lost Kwesi in 2014.
Listen as Sonja shares their journey and the amazing work of the Kwesi Prince Foundation.
This conversation with Sonja is informative and listeners will learn:
-how friends and family can support caregivers of children with cancer
-the extreme need for increased funding for pediatric cancer research
-why it’s important that caregivers optimize their own health and
-what Kwesi’s journey helped her learn about life.
Learn more by visiting the KwesiPrinceFoundation.org.
(Ep15) My 6 Black Panther Takeaways
In this episode I share my 6 takeaways after watching and rewatching the blockbuster movie Black Panther! This movie was amazing on so many levels and there were many lessons to be learned from the onscreen and off screen action.
This movie is a Must See!
(Ep16) Rita Gayle: A Global Perspective on the Black Experience
This is a PHENOMENAL conversation with my sister from the U.K., Rita Gayle. Rita is the author of the compelling book ‘Friend Across the Water: A personal journal inside Black America’.
Formerly of the BBC, Rita is a journalist, author, academic and lecturer. She has a broad knowledge of global affairs which she demonstrates expertly in this conversation. In our interview, Rita discusses the moral obligation that Black Americans (former slaves) have in sharing our experiences with our Brothers and Sisters who live abroad. She talks about the risks of not doing so when Hollywood and others are presenting their own versions which often fall short in accuracy.
Rita also discusses the conditions of Blacks living in Europe and the struggles they face which have both similarities and unique distinctions from our own in America. This interview was recorded live at CROETV studios in Chicago, Illinois while we were both there to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Coalition for Remembrance of Elijah Muhammad (CROE).
To get your copy of Rita’s book ‘Friend Across the Water: A personal journal inside Black America’ visit a.co/1FLBafS.
To listen Rita’s 2012 lecture ‘Friend Across the Water’, listen on SoundCloud: @friend-across-the-water.
You can also use this link youtu.be/E3rBlCAf47M to see Rita featured on the Munir Muhammad show.
(Ep 17) Three Ways We Can Empower Our Youth
In this episode of Nurah Speaks, I share three ways in which we can empower our youth.
Remember that, just like us, our young people are searching for Purpose, Power and Importance. And although social media provides a means to instant response and recognition; it can also foster a false sense of reality. Therefore, we must equip youth with life skills necessary to find purpose, power and importance to operate within the real world - in a healthy and productive way.
The three tips I share in this episode are:
1. Love Them
2. Challenge Them
3. Refrain from Rescuing Them
Listen as I expand on each of these and how we can ready our young people for the world that awaits them.
(Ep18) Drive Time Thoughts: Mo'Nique and Netflix
In this episode, I question our public response to the Monique/Netflix issue. What does it mean to ‘Support Black’? And should ‘Support Black’ exclude personally disparaging our own in the public?
This episode was recorded during my commute; I thought it’d be a cool idea to share my ‘Drive Time Thoughts’ with listeners. The audio isn’t as great as when recording in my studio office but I’ve thought of ways to improve that moving forward.
Be sure to tell me your thoughts on this topic and don’t forget to leave a review and rating on iTunes or SoundCloud and please share with friends.
(Ep 19) Win, Rock & Rule 2018 plus Networking Tips
Win, Rock & Rule is the 'MUST ATTEND' New Jersey networking event. Win, Rock & Rule is presented by Dr. Dee C. Marshall, Founder of Girlfriends Pray.
This year’s event featured an abundance of incredible women including:
Janaye Ingram-one of the organizers of the Women’s March and Camden, New Jersey’s own
Sonia Lewis, the Student Loan Doctor,
Maddie Brooks, Prudential Financial Manager,
DaVita Garfield, founder of EmpoWermentNOW and
Michellene Davis Esq, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer another of Camden’s Finest.
And this is the short list!
BUT! We cannot just be IN the room with great women; it’s what we DO when in the room that will make a difference.
In this episode, I share the importance of Dr. Dee C. Marshall’s Win, Rock & Rule, others’ takeaways of the event and tips for successful networking.
(Ep 20) Anointed News with Reverend Chris Collins
I am joined in this episode by Reverend Chris Collins, CEO and Editor of the Anointed News Journal. The Anointed News Journal is the nation’s premier weekly faith-based and professional publication for winners - with 24 years in circulation.
I was very delighted by this conversation as Reverend Collins sat with me to share his remarkable journey of resilience and faith.
In this episode you will learn:
-how personal struggles can bring us face to face with purpose
-why the Anointed News Journal is thriving while many local and national print newspapers are battling to survive
-what Reverend Collins has overcome that’s positioned him as a dedicated leader and inspiration to many
-so much more
Listen closely to this interview, grab a pen and pad and prepare to be anointed by his powerful message!
To connect with Reverend Collins, support the Anointed News Journal or submit your advertisement, visit: AnointedOnline.Net, call 856-904-9429 or mail your donations to P.O. Box 309 Camden, New Jersey 08101. You can also follow the Anointed News Journal on Facebook!
(Ep21) Qualifying For Equality
Build your own table before demanding a seat at the table of another.
For decades we have petitioned to be treated with equity by white America; but have we enjoined equal labor, commitment, investment, love and governance among our own?
This conversation challenges us.
What have we done amongst ourselves, FOR OURSELVES - except sport and entertainment - that would urge others to welcome us into their society? We must study the successful operations of other groups-and model their self service and self interest.
Equality is right-but it is not enough to demand equality without doing an equal duty to ourselves, as others have done for themselves.
We will only be respected outwardly when we demonstrate viability inwardly.
(Ep22) Drive Time Thoughts: After Starbucks
This ‘Drive Time” episode comes on the heels of the Starbucks controversy in which two black men were arrested while waiting for their associate.
Here, I confront us with our responsibility to ourselves and the indignities we suffer when we neglect them. Also, do we have the will to use our trillion plus in buying power to establish our own economic base? Or will we remain at the Rich Man’s Gate?
If you’ve seen the footage, the protests of today in 2018 resemble much of what we’ve seen in the 60’s. What have WE done differently in the 50 plus years since? Are we tired yet? And what measures have we taken to avoid such encounters?
(Ep23) Life and Death In The Kitchen
Blacks suffer from chronic diseases at increased rates and have the highest cancer death rate of any group. Most of our chronic health conditions are diet related and therefore preventable when we make appropriate dietary choices.
We must know what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. This conversation is just a start at tackling this necessary subject. Follow Dr. Terry Mason on Facebook and elsewhere online.
Eat to Live!
(Ep 24) Life and Death In The Kitchen Part 2
I thought this subject worthy enough to have a part 2. In this episode, I share the benefits of eating less, avoiding non-nutritive food items, fasting, eating fresh fruits and vegetables and being mindful about our food choices.
*Train our stomachs and retrain our appetites.
*Eat less-the more we eat, the more wear and tear we put on our stomachs and digestive system.
*Fasting-Fasting gives our bodies an opportunity to rest and purify. Not only is fasting a natural mood stabilizer, it also helps with clarity of thinking.
*Eliminate or minimize unhealthy. BUT STOP EATING PORK!!! The hog is a four legged garbage disposal! I explain more in this episode.
*Choose fresh fruits and vegetables and incorporate them into each of our meals. Avoid fruit juices that are high sugar content minus the fiber that helps regulate blood sugar levels.
*Be mindful about our dietary decisions.
Read ‘How To Eat to Live” and “How To Eat To Live Book 2”.
Eat to Live!
(Ep 25) To Impact Our Youth, Lead With Love
Youth are highly perceptive and they spot sincerity as easily as they spot phoniness. Therefore it is essential that when working with them in capacities such as teachers, mentors, clinicians or coaches we must always:
Be a Role Model
We must remind ourselves that it is a privilege to be positioned to impact the potential within our young people. Being reckless, judgmental or self promoting can damage how they see themselves and their possibilities in our world.
(Ep 26) A New Perspective on Education with Chabree Muhammad
Chabree Muhammad is this week’s guest on Nurah Speaks! Chabree is the Director of Muhammad’s University of Islam 20 (MUI) and M.E.L. Childcare Center Inc. in Camden, NJ.
More than that, Chabree is a leading expert in educating Black Children!
Let's set the stage. Camden is one of the most challenged cities in the nation. The city struggles with poverty, crime, literacy and educational attainments. In the midst of all of this is Chabree. In the childcare center, she guides her employees to nurture the infants, toddlers and after school children who attend the center. At MUI, she leads her teachers, reminding them that school-age students require nurturing as a necessary component in education.
This show is a must for parents, teachers, school administrators and anyone interested or involved with children or education. If you are serious about the success of children-you will want to listen to this episode.
Chabree is a passionate educator, director, teacher of teachers, child advocate and parent advocate. Her passion for youth and families resonates in this interview and it was my pleasure to have her on the program. We enjoyed ourselves so much and the content was so dense that we realized we must have a part two of this interview. But for now, enjoy this part one…
Oh, please let me add…the Nurah Speaks studio (aka, my home office) is in close proximity to the local regional trauma center. In the background you can hear helicopters flying to and from but I felt that Chabree was on such a role, it didn’t seem warranted to take a break. I believe her content is well worth the minor background noise.
M.E.L. Childcare Center serves infants, toddlers and after school children and is located at 1131 Haddon. Avenue Camden, New Jersey 08103. Muhammad’s University of Islam 20 serves pre-K to 12th grade students and is located at 1157 Haddon Avenue Camden, New Jersey 08013. You can contact Chabree by calling 856-966-1722.
(Ep 27) Brand Enchanting with Nichelle Pace
This was an extremely fun conversation with Nichelle Pace, owner of Brand Enchanting Media. Not only was it an informative dialogue but I also got to bask in 80’s and 90’s culture with a fellow Gen-X’er.
In this episode you will hear Nichelle describe her journey into media and marketing and why there have been so many prominent ads recently getting it all wrong. We delve into her family’s tie to the Civil Rights movement and her efforts to empower her community.
I found talking with Nichelle easy and delightful and as you will see as our interview opens, we get right into it! You will enjoy this episode.
About Brand Enchanting Media and Nichelle Pace:
Brand Enchanting Media is spearheaded by integrated marketing expert, Nichelle N. Pace. With extensive lifestyle marketing and big advertising agency background from New York to Chicago, Nichelle has been a steward for many global and domestic brands’ integrated and digital marketing efforts including: Procter & Gamble, Estee Lauder, Jones New York, Stoli Vodka, Dell, and Sharp Electronics. Nichelle has been a featured panelist at prominent marketing, business and social media events, including: Social Media Week New York, Internet Week, Blogher Conference, NYC 3-Day Start Up, Mashable Social Media Day, and the Independent Fashion/Lifestyle Bloggers Conference.
Nichelle’s experience and leadership in the marketing community firmly laid the foundation for Brand Enchanting Media to form in 2016. BEM now serves as the parent company of STYLEMOM.com (founded in 2009), Small Biz Digital BootcampTM, and a soon to be released group of online publications. Creatively led, and strategically driven, Brand Enchanted Media takes the guesswork out of developing inclusive advertising and marketing plans that incorporate multilevel experiential, social media, and full-service digital executions.
(Ep 28) Mona Pryor and the Market Street Group
Welcome to episode 28! I am happy to share my interview with Ms. Mona Pryor, business consultant and the manager of the Market Street Group. At the Market Street Group., Mona manages the company’s Tax Preparation Service, Business Planning and Financial Planning Service, Hoarders Express Cleanup Service and the Original Cafe and Bistro.
What interests me most about Mona is the impact she makes on others, particularly those whom others deem are beyond help. Whether one is a recovering addict, an ex-offender reentering society or homeless in need of permanent housing-Mona has the ability and the will to assist. As a second-chancer herself, Mona recognizes the hardship society puts on those who are looking to make a fresh start. Therefore, they are able to find a fresh start with her.
Having survived reoccurring aneurysms and 8 brain surgeries, she knows she has a purpose greater than herself. Mona is a story of resilience and generosity. And it is my pleasure to feature her here on Nurah Speaks.
To learn more about the Market Street Group visit 529marketst.com.
If you are in the Camden, New Jersey area, be sure to visit the Original Cafe and Bistro located at 529 Market Street in downtown Camden, New Jersey.
(Ep 29) The Smartest Thing A Woman Can Know
I came across a horrendous meme recently which stated, “The Smartest Thing A Woman Can Learn Is To Never Need A Man.” Seeing this let me know that the time has come for us to start speaking up for our men, for ourselves and AGAINST the barrage of misinformation sent our way.
In this episode I share my take on this devaluing, divisive and denigrating language and share what I believe is the smartest thing a woman can know.
I also question our role in the Feminist or Women’s Movement, the role it plays for us and if the movement truly tracks and takes action on the issues Black Women face.
I believe we must control our message and determine our own narrative. Otherwise we unwillingly (or willingly) take up a narrative that perpetuates confusion and dysfunction.
I would love to hear your take on the subject discussed in this episode. Am I taking this to seriously? Do you agree? What are your thoughts?
(Ep 30) Emotions: Good Servants But Poor MastersEmotions make for good servants but poor masters. This is a truism of which we should stay mindful. Because while feelings go away, actions fueled by feelings can have permanent consequences and detrimental ramifications on decisions and relationships.
Too many of our men and women (young and old) are experiencing this first hand from their jail cells. Lives have been lost, families destroyed and potential has been squandered from hasty decisions not lead by logic and reason.
We have to always allow ourselves time to get to the other side...because if we keep breathing and allowing time to work on us; we may find ourselves grateful for not jumping into action without the benefit of clarity and a clear mind.
Share this with our children....feelings - go - away! The pain of a breakup, the fear of a new challenge, the embarrassment of a public mistake...we can overcome anything if we endure to a new day.
(Ep 31) Beating The Odds with Terrence and Brandy White
I love this couple and you will too!
Terrence and Brandy White were my guests during their recent visit to Camden, New Jersey to feature the acclaimed book Terrence co-authored, ‘Doing Time With My Son.’
The book features his journey of incarceration, recovery and re-entry to society. We discussed why the book is necessary, why their story needed to be told, how to cope when your loved one is incarcerated and so much more.
Terrence and Brandy are a dynamic couple who have endured much individually and together within their marriage. Terrence credits writing for the book as the beginning of his awakening.
To learn more or purchase your copy visit: DoingTimeWithMySon.com.
(Ep 32) Youth Leadership with Haafiz Muhammad
I am so proud of this episode and of this week’s guest Youth Leader, Haafiz Muhammad. Haafiz joined me to discuss the impact he’s made in his community and ways we can empower young people to tackle issues that confront them daily.
Haafiz has been instrumental in Camden, New Jersey’s efforts to mitigate violence impacting youth through his participation in the Department of Justice’s National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. As a delegate representing Camden in such arenas as Cities United (a collective of mayors working to halt the loss of life in cities throughout America - CitiesUnited.org) Haafiz has represented on the national stage and on the front lines of change.
Haafiz shares how his heritage as a Muslim and member of the Nation of Islam makes him distinct and a role model for his peers. I am thankful for Haafiz taking time to share his perspective on current events and popular trends that affect the Black community.
This was a profound discussion and Haafiz will leave the listener encouraged that our youth are recognizing their right and responsibility to transform the world in which they live.
(Ep 33) Education Edifies-So Why Are We Still Here?
verb ed·i·fy \ ˈe-də-ˌfī \ Uplift, Enlighten, Dignify
If Black women are the most educated group in America...
If the Black community controls $1.2 trillion annually…
If Black people have the most significant influence on pop culture…
Why are we still confronted with century’s old dilemmas?
Considering that in 2018 we are in the age of Barbecue Becky, ID Adam, mass incarceration, unarmed police shootings and systems that socioeconomically marginalize black people-much has not changed for us.
In this episode I assert that our degrees, dollars and influence will only be advantageous when we bond them with inward efforts, collective action and group operations.
Until we do that, and ONLY until we do that (because all else has failed) we will be neither uplifted nor dignified. But the good news is, there is still time.
What say you?
For additional insight, see the links below:
(Ep. 34) Woke For What?
Let’s talk about our use of the term “woke” and what it really means to be woke.
For those who may not know, the term “woke” refers to being consciously aware and understanding the nature of social, economic and political injustices.
But what good is being woke if our awareness does not translate into action?
In this episode, I break down how our wokeness must move beyond awareness:
*Woke means WORK! - we must actively create the change that we need and recognize that laziness is the enemy of progress
*Woke means SUPPORT! - we must vigorously patronize establishments and back leaders who reflect our needs and goals
*Woke means SACRIFICE! - we must be willing to give something up to create a new reality
*Woke means COURAGE! - we must be willing to challenge traditions and powerbrokers who disapprove of or interrupt our efforts to freedom, justice and equality.
I filmed myself recording this episode so if you would like to view on Youtube, visit my Youtube page: m.youtube.com/channel/UCDBHsYsvrdxbdWn8LWZpzkg
(Ep 35) Communities Rise When Women Rise
The woman is the first teacher, the first nurse, the first doctor…therefore her wellness in all aspects of life is essential to the wellness of our communities.
(Ep 36) Essential Nutrientz with Sulaiha Turner
I am excited to welcome Sulaiha Turner to the Nurah Speaks Podcast. Sulaiha is a professional hair stylist and owner of Essential Nutrientz, an all natural hair product line.
In this episode Sulaiha explains:
-how Essential Nutrientz was born
-the impact hair products can have on general health
-what consumers should look for in shampoos and conditioners
-the benefits of investing in a business coach
-how serving others is crucial to overall success
Sulaiha’s Essential Nutrientz Philosophy:
“I believe in making products combining natural butters and oils that infuse the hair and skin with nutrients and vibrancy producing shiny healthy hair and glowing skin. My belief is that healthy products don't have to smell herbal in order to be considered nutritious to the hair and skin. My hair care products were designed to give people a healthy option for moisturizing and caring for their hair while they are away from the salon. The Essential Nutrientz Hair Care Line contains ingredients that are designed to increase shine, moisturize, stop breakage, stimulate growth, and protect the hair from split ends.”
To learn more about Essential Nutrientz, visit www.EssentialNutrientz.com. Follow Essential Nutrientz on IG: @EssentialNutrientz_he and on Facebook @ Essential Nutrientz. Email Sulaiha: EssentialN1.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find Sulaiha and her hair product line at the upcoming EmpoWer Your Business Conference hosted by DaVita Garfield on August 12, 2018. To reserve your spot in the room, visit EmpowerYourBusiness.com.
(Ep 37) When Destiny Found Me
In this episode, I answer a question that was posed to me a short while ago. Essentially, the question is, “How was I able to establish myself in the area of youth services?”
So I thought the best way to answer that question is to share my own journey. That is what I do in this episode.