Tallahassee Community Healing Days
August 2nd, 2016
Author/Consultant Carmalita L. Hawkins, J.D Author of Pressure Promise Pain: A Journey From Darkness to Destiny.
August 9th, 2016
Poet Ruben Bailey aka Big Rube of the Dungeon Family
August 16th, 2016
Boxer and Community Activist Willie Ferrell
August 23rd, 2016
Lead Pastor/Church Planter at Impact Life Ministries & Entrepreneur Eric Thomas
August 30th, 2016
Founder of AnDi Cakes AnDi Johnson
July 5th, 2016
Louiseza Sanderson is a business coach and consultant, writer and the founder of www.MindYourBlackBusiness.com. Through her company, S3 Consulting, she assists clients with developing and managing their businesses and identifying their business identity. She possesses over 18 years of experience in business and is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
July 12th, 2016
HOST/POET/COMEDIAN (LOL)/INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER/HUSTLER/ENTREPRENEUR/ FOUNDER AND CEO OF BLACK ON BLACK RHYME AND THE BACKTALK POETRY TROUPE
Black on Black Rhyme is a collection of Poets & Artists who perform and share poetry for love, healing, enlightenment, education & entertainment.
July 19th, 2016
Author Steven Dunn
Steven Dunn is the author of the novel Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016)
He was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy, he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Some of his work can be found in Columbia Journal.
July 26th, 2016
Directors of EdAnime Productions
Our company was established by Dr. Bailey, and Luther Elliott and a host of teenagers with the goal to modernize the content and presentation of academic material. We create educational products, such as films, books, and unit plans, for elementary and middle school children in various academic areas. Our products are innovative, engaging and filled with scholastic material not present in a traditional curricula.
June 7th, 2016
Mr. Kumi Rauf Interview.
Established in 2003, iLoveBeingBlack.com entered the fashion scene with I love being Black apparel and accessories. These products are sold online and at marketplaces, festivals, expos and trade shows.
iLoveBeingBlack.com makes many charitable contributions to organization such as: Sistas Against Drugs & Alcohol Abuse, The Los Angeles Black Women's Health Conference, The National Society of Black Engineers, The Urban League, Several Hurricane Katrina efforts, The Jena 6 movement, Bibliotheque du Soleil (a Haitian library), African American Excellence in Business Awards Silent Auction, Black Family Day, UCSD Black Student Union, Childrens Defense Fund, Celebrating Life Foundation, Black Infant Health Care program in Oakland, African American Male Achievement program and more.
June 14th, 2016
Mr. Klarque Garrison Interview
Born in Los Angeles, Ca. and educated at Florida A&M , Klarque Garrison is a dynamic speaker, acclaimed author, popular radio personality & founder of one of the fastest growing online talk radio networks out… The Survival Radio Network. For over 6 years Klarque’s been hosting the award winning show “the Conversation” where he Interviews mainstream and grassroots activists, artists, creators, coaches and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities and the World. In 2012, he founded the SRNetwork with the aim at providing top notch programming that will inspire, motivate and educate listeners Worldwide. Currently, the station has over 1.5 Million downloads and carries 34 shows with diverse genres such as Holistic practices, Politics, Spoken Word, Business principles & boutique Wines to name a few. Moreover, Mr. Garrison’s focus has been (and will remain) to provide platforms for excellence wherever they or it may be found. Because, the World needs it…
June 21st, 2016
Ms. Ericka Cromartie Interview
Ms. Cromartie is the Head Basketball Coach for the FAMU High DRS Girls Basketball Team. She has led her team to back to back 2A Florida State Championships as Head Coach. She is also the back to back 2A Florida Head Coach of the Year.
June 28th, 2016
Mr. Frank E. Edwards IV Interview
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
It was from that mindset the Jupiter Strong series was born. Our mission is to create marketplace viable content, that children will love and parents will appreciate. Our focus with this series was to showcase images of African people in dignifying terms.
The world of Jupiter Strong is our contribution to the rebuilding of family values. From our series, children will learn critical thinking skills, self love, communal responsibility and have fun doing it! Each story is socially relevant, and pointed. The ongoing theme is love, family, pride and the destruction of negativity. Conceived of love, carried in love, delivered with love: Jupiter Strong.
May 10th, 2016
Tallahassee Area, INC.
Ronald M. Joe, Sr. President 100 Black Men of Tallahassee, Inc. Interview
Tune in to the Freedom Train Podcast Series this Tuesday May 10th @ 6:30 pm EST as we interview Mr. Ronald Joe the President of 100 Black Men Tallahassee Area, Inc. We will be discussing their upcoming "We Are One" CONVERSATIONS ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 2016 - 6:00 PM-9:30 PM CITY HALL CHAMBERS, 300 S. ADAMS STREET TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32301. As well as their Black Tie Gala; FRIDAY EVENING THE TENTH OF JUNE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN, SEVEN O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING DINING AND DANCING AT THE TALLAHASSEE AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM 6800 MAHAN DRIVE, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA *FREE MUSEUM VISIT 5-6 PM *GALA DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM. The diversity forum will feature guest speaker Jane Elliott, the Black Tie Gala will feature guest speaker Mr. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Dial in at 712-775-7031 access code 619-364-257, call in at 6:30 pm EST to join us. The Freedom Train......Radio designed to free your mind.
For more information visit http://www.100bmt.com/
May 17th, 2016
Josette Adams Interview
Josette Adams' recipe becomes instant hit after gathering of family members
When Josette Adams made her first batch of barbecue sauce she had no idea that it would lead to a successful business venture.
Adams, a 41-year-old native of Philadelphia, is the president and CEO of Sequoya & Jaylin's Gourmet Foods - a business that specializes in barbecue sauce.
After the sauce became an instant hit at a 2003 family get together, Adams became inspired to try and turn it into a stream of much-needed revenue. At the time, she was relying on child support benefits and was unable to work because she was caring for her son Jaylin, who had cerebral palsy. She started off by selling the product to her friends and her son's doctors.
Her sauce began to grow in popularity and was eventually entered into Kansas City Barbecue Sauce competition. The competition led to her becoming known as The Queen of Barbecue Sauce." To date, Adams can be spotted wearing a crown as a reminder of that honor.
The sauce business began to take off but everything came to a halt when Adams' 34-month-old son became ill and died in 2005.
"I lost it after that I didn't want to do anything else when it pertained to creating the sauce," Adams said. "I was devastated." She lost her interest focusing on the business because it reminded her of all the times that Jaylin would sit in her kitchen and watch her blend the sauce and pack it into jars."He wouldn't go to sleep until I put that last lid on the jar," she said.
For the next six to eight months, Adams ceased making massive amounts of the sauce and would only do small batches for family members. She realized that she needed to continue on to support her daughter Sequoya.
Adams rallied back and became serious about pushing her product. Her years of selling the sauce online, networking at social events, giving out samples at flea markets and consistently marketing the sauce finally paid off.
In September, she met her goal of selling Sequoya & Jaylin's Barbecue Sauce in area supermarkets. The product is now carried in the meat departments of the ShopRite supermarkets lat 56th and Jefferson streets and Cheltenham Square. The sauce is poised for placement in three other ShopRites including the 67th and Haverford Avenue, Island Avenue and 24th and Oregon Avenue locations.
"I've created a way of having our product stand out from the rest," Adams said.
While they are a vast array of barbecue sauces in the marketplace, Adams believes that hers is a strong competitor with its signature blend of sweet and spicy flavors.
For more information visit http://sequoyaandjaylinsgourmetfoods.weebly.com/
May 24th, 2016
Dr. Patricia Wingard Carson Interview
For more information visit http://drpwc.com/index.html
May 31st, 2016
Lilly and ZeZe Yohannes of Yohannes Sisters' Couture Interview
*Yohannes Sisters' Couture*
The Yohannes Sisters’ design is the brainchild of Lilly and ZeZe Yohannes, who started their fashion line as a dedication of love. After moving back home eight years ago, the sisters fell in love with traditional Ethiopian fabric and felt the need to introduce it to the world. With each dress or gown made using a distinctive mix of traditional Ethiopian fabric, with slight hints of western fabric, it is what can only be described as the embodiment of perfection. Their daring designs, exquisite tailoring and superior quality do indeed make each dress the product of a labor of love. When you buy a Yohannes Sisters’ creation, you know you will own a unique dress designed exclusively for you. Your tastes in color style and fabric are taken into account well before creating a matchless product made from scratch and created exclusively for you.
The sisters’ vivacious personalities, their sense of style and infectious good humor are clearly represented in their work. In order to ensure the client gets the full experience of their dresses, a complimentary styling service is provided along with guaranteed quality and exclusivity. The client is the priority at the Yohannes sisters’ design where lasting relationships are formed on the way to creating flawlessly exquisite design that perfectly styled.
For more information Visit http://yohannessisters.com/index.html _
3rd Anual My Fest
We welcome all artists, foodies, bloggers, musicians, authors, videographers, actors, painters, photographers, sculptors, bakers, chefs, family, friends and more to join The Fuzzy Pineapple in their 1st annual independent art and craft festival! This year, the festival will be held at 1209 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 on September 19th & 20th between the hours of 9AM and 7PM. Festivities will feature over 100 independent artists, both local and abroad, displaying their best original wares. There will be live entertainment showcasing some of the most talented artists, dancers, filmmakers, poets, designers, musicians, singers and performers, gourmet food, games, a scavenger hunt, a fashion show, a body art show, art auctions, art contests and chances to win prizes! The first 200 people will receive a free goodie bag. This event is free to the public and pets are welcome. This festival gives artists a community outlet dedicated to their craft, focusing on quality and individuality through several forms of visual and verbal communication. For more information please call or text The Fuzzy Pineapple Team at 850-273-3258 or visit us online at @ www.thefuzzypineapple.com.
Sharing Food and Clothing
Sharing Food and Clothing: Saturday Sep 19, 2015 – 10:00 AM Watson Temple, in association with Farm Share and generous donors, is giving food, as well as adult and children's clothing, to Tallahassee neighbors in need. First come, first served. This event will be held at the Watson Temple Church of God In Christ @ 665 W Brevard St Tallahassee, FL 32304.