David Bianchi, poet, actor, philanthropist, just to name a few, joins us on this episode to talk everything from making history in the NFT space, as the first spoken word performance poet to create an NFT. Unfamiliar with what an NFT is and how powerful of a currency it is? No worries, he shares all of the details during our conversation. But, David doesn't just stop there. His "spinema" of "I Can't Breathe" has reached millions and has reshaped how we fuse poetry, art, cinema, social consciousness and our words into a true artform to make money, while impacting community. 100% of the proceeds of his "I Can't Breathe" piece will benefit The George Floyd Foundation and his aim is to raise $150K more dollars for non-profits by December 31, 2021 to pour into the communities that each "spinema" profits. In today's episode, COACHING leaves you with an exercise of "soul work" called The Circle of You. We look at limiting beliefs and relate them back to the power that our thoughts and our words have and how you may be able to look at them a bit differently. COCKTAILS celebrates the amazingness of who you are and reminds you of the affirmation that you are greatness where you stand. Own it and own the words that you say to yourself and to others. CONVERSATIONS are where you hear David Bianchi share stories of when he was young and how words shaped him, a bit of inspiration to leave us motivated to action, what he feels is a barrier that still faces him today and his 4 minute, 50 second, power piece of work called, "I Can't Breathe."
It's something about these Phenomenal, Die-Hard Morgan State University Grads! In this episode, we uncover what really happens in the Men's Den? I'm chatting with four of my super-amazing men friends, sharing laughs and we are chatting everything from affirming our children and the power of affirming our tribe to advice for single mothers. You may hear a crackle in my voice that sounds like a tear rolling down my eyes, but stick with it - I did hahah. We tackle the question of "who is on the Board of Directors of your life", how to hold others accountable, shedding people from your life and some of the funniest memories between friends, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Grab your mocktail or cocktail and join us at the kitchen table to celebrate my 1 year podcast anniversary with my Morgan State University family! Please join me in welcoming Dr. Justin Black, Lamar Robinson, Allan Boomer & Mervin Bourne. Let's have a bit of fun!
What a powerful episode! Dr. Khalek Kirkland, Principal of THE Boys Prep in the Bronx, NY, is ON FIRE, as he talks everything from the power of connection to several ways to tap into our Black and Brown boy scholars differently and intently within the educational arena. During conversations, we delve into how to humbly thyself to live another day, respecting your mother, setting expectations and holding yourself accountable, with ownership and courage by your side. He shares The SARAH Model of receiving constructive feedback. I share 4 considerations on how to master your F.A.T.E. You don't want to miss it! The title of today's episode is a quote pulled from the poem, Invictus, by William Earnest Henley, written in 1875, where, after a leg amputation and many surgery interventions on the other, he wrote this powerful piece on navigating adversity and coming out on the other side, despite the darkness that you may or may not experience within your circumstance.