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
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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 _