On the episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series we discussed the results of the meeting between Jim Brown and Donald Trump, is black feminism something positive for all the members of black America, and false narratives the help to further divide black men and women. We are all aware of the meeting between the long time civil rights legend Jim Brown and President Elect Donald Trump. Was this meeting necessary, and why are athletes and entertainers often chosen to represent Black America when discussing very important issues? Why do we allow outsiders to chose our leaders? We also discussed the damage false narratives can have on our community, we must learn to use research validate information before we take it as our gospel. Black America seems to continue repeating destructive and devisive patterns, will we ever learn from our history? Tune in to hear what we really think about the topics discussed.
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El'Lise Bethel, is a loving mother, wife, author, entrepreneur, domestic violence advocate, and motivational speaker. These are just a few things that describe her. El’Lise is empowered through her own survival of abuse. She is dedicated to showing women and children how to love themselves from the inside out, and is also committed to showing them how to shine without apology. El’Lise believes that anyone can overcome the pain that they've endured throughout their lives if they are willing to rise through the ashes and do the hard work. El’Lise began the organization, High H.E.A.L.E.D Hearts in 2013, to help restore other hurting souls through shelter, empowerment, and love. This organization
focuses on breaking the cycle of abuse in children and women. High Healed Hearts provides support to all to end this vicious cycle. "Life in my Words" a journal written by El’Lise Bethel that was just released. It's a starter journal for kids, filled with reflective writing and art prompts to jump start their life story and fuel their creativity. Working with kids to express their emotions is important for a child’s everyday growth and also important to get them through traumatic situations. El’Lise is determined to help women and children live a purposeful life. Her brand and passion for her life's work continues to grow every day. In the upcoming year she has a new children's book, speaking engagements, workshops, and great events planned. Learn more at www.Ellisebethel.com.
Amanda 'Mandi' Buckner is a Christian Lifestyle Advocate and Professional Chef. Mandi coaches women globally, by uplifting and encouraging them through honesty, transparency, and sharing strategies for blessed living through the Word of God. She loves Jesus, spicy orange, leopard print, polka dots, pearls, and a bad shoe! Mandi is a Tallahassee, Florida native, but is always at home if there is a beach nearby. Learn more at www.Mandibuckner.com.
Stephanie Nicole Glenn is the founder of Divinely Uncommon, a community based outreach and evangelism organization. Her passion is to help build the Kingdom of God and uplift her community by showing authentic love to people from all walks of life. Since the age of 14, Stephanie believed she was different and was called by God to minister to people in the valley. She has a deep love for people and a desire to see everyone living their best possible life.
After hearing some complaints about the lack of consistent interaction between the church and the community, Stephanie decided to be the change that she wanted to see. Her message is simple, “God loves you no matter how bruised or broken you are.” She uses personal experiences, interwoven with humor and wisdom to help others overcome the challenges they face in life. Stephanie is unafraid to engage people who often feel judged or looked down upon by Christians.
With a special gift to reach those who feel unloved or unworthy, Stephanie is devoted to showing them how faith can shift their lives. She is kind, loving, real, dedicated and lives a life that is truly Divinely Uncommon. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samori Swygert, a renaissance man of the times. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York. A jack of many trades and master of some. A self-described man of many passions. Samori went to Hampton University and graduated with a bachelor in Biology(2001), stayed and also received his Master’s in Medical Science (2003), he then went to Howard University where he graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy (2007).
Currently and professionally, he’s a practicing intensive care unit pharmacist in a hospital. Outside of the practice of pharmacy is where he truly flexes his mental muscles. His last year of pharmacy school, Samori published a book of poetry entitled: Black I/Eye on America. This book of poetry addresses many of the social injustices, double standard disparities between class and race. The book also is an introspective tour of his own feelings on life and love, and where he fits in the universe. He uses unique poetic techniques such as alliteration, and abbreviations to showcase his verbal prowess.
Samori released a #1 Best Selling album under the quiet storm category on Amazon in 2015. The album is entitled: P.O.R.N. (Poetry. Oration. Rhythm. Narratives.). This album is a breath of fresh air, some say that it’s the 21st century Love Jones Soundtrack. P.O.R.N. is a mature, classy, sophisticated, grown and sexy, erotic masterpiece. It is clinically proven to increase the birth rate, and stimulate intimacy in couples, while also visiting real introspective critique on how to love, and love ourselves. This album is all original music with real instruments in the studio. The music was made from a Hampton, Norfolk State, and Howard University production team.
Samori has also produced an audiobook entitled: Speak On IT, Mandatory Conversations for Black America. He’s put out an underground mixtape called: The Reset Button. Samori is regular blogger and contributor for Dr. Boyce Watkins Your Black World and Financial Juneteenth. He’s currently working on 2 documentaries and board games. This is a busy brother that is chasing life with a vengeance.
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