As a servant-leader, mentor, and educator, Dr. Willie Williams is fully committed to eradicating social and economic injustices for diverse populations. He has dedicated most of his career as a social work professional and community advocate to working with youth, families, and community. For Dr. Williams, career achievements carry a different meaning; the outcomes of the lives he impacts. His extraordinary ability to relate to at-risk youth and their skill-sets, while developing youth service programs makes him sought after in the community.
Additionally, for more than a decade Dr. Williams has specialized in tackling social issues and ensuring the positive development of young people in the Big Bend area through mentoring and professional workshops. Dr. Williams has dedicated significant time towards providing recommendations and guidance on program structure to several youth organizations including Ernie Sims S.T.A.R.S Mentoring program, the Omega Lamplighters (OLL), Girls2Divas (G2D), and most notably Dr. Williams served as a National Director for Distinguished Young Gentlemen of America, Inc. (DYG). As the National Director of Internal Affairs, Dr. Williams played a vital role in establishing measurable goals and outcomes for the program while securing more than $80,000 in grants through his grant-writing skills. DYG and its mentoring services played a significant role in designating the City of Tallahassee as the winner of the All-America City Award in 2015.
Dr. Williams currently serves as lead coordinator for the City of Tallahassee’s summer youth employment program, the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy (TFLA) and the City’s collegiate internship program. He has played a vital role in establishing numerous partnerships outside of the City government departments increasing job placement of youth to more than 200 employment placements over the past three summers. The program is directly responsible for city of Tallahassee youth between the ages of 15 to 19 in receiving more than 1,000 professional certifications over the past four years. Dr. Williams led the way in establishing new, and innovative relationships with Florida A&M University, Florida State University, and Tallahassee Community College. Where these relationships exposed youth participants to college campus tours and workshops, in addition to learning about all of the processes involved in becoming a college student. In 2018 TFLA received International and National awards from the National League of Cities, United States Conference of Mayors, and the International City Managers Association for its cultural diversity and innovative collaboration across the City of Tallahassee. Additionally, Dr. Williams prides himself on his desire, and ability to give back to the community, often hosting fundraisers to support local community organizations. Dr. Williams
Launched WillPower Innovation Network, LLC with a vision of utilizing his extensive experience, knowledge, and skills to further educate and guide youth organizations toward becoming more effective and efficient in providing services to youth. Through his dedicated example, he encourages others to mentor and interact in youth’s lives.
Dr. Williams received his Doctor of Public Health degree from Florida A & M University, Institute of Public Health with a research focus on “The Impact of Comprehensive Mentoring for At-Risk African American Male Teenagers: A Case Study Analysis.” Through his meticulous research involving the DYG and OLL mentoring programs, Dr. Williams was able to establish the instrumental role youth mentoring programs play in the development of improved health behaviors and life-style decisions among high-risk African American male teenagers.
During his matriculation at Florida A&M University, he served as President to the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the 2017 Graduate Class President. Dr. Williams played an instrumental role in revitalizing the presence of the graduate organization on campus and securing over $80,000 in funds to support graduate student professional development and conference travels.
With all these efforts and outreach Dr. Williams has embarked upon, also comes increased community profile and recognition. Notably as the Social Worker of the year for the Big Bend National Association of Social Workers, the Golden A.C.E. winner for Authentic Community Engagement, a finalist for the Tallahassee Democrat’s Person of the Year, and as a finalist for the Leadership Tallahassee Leader of the Year.
California Passes Bill To Protect Black Hairstyles, 15 African Nations Adopt A Single Currency, 2020 Census, and More
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick open the show up with an update about Marshae Jones, the Alabama woman who was shot in the stomach and was originally going to be prosecuted, but charges will not be filed against her in the death of her unborn child. The gentlemen also talked about the Justice Department attempting to add citizenship questions to the 2020 census. The main topics the gentlemen covered are as follows, California became the first state in the USA to pass a bill to protect citizens from being discriminated based on their hair style, 15 African nations will adopt a single currency called the ECO.
Black Transgenders Murdered, Black Mother Charged In Death of Unborn Child, Democratic Debate, White Missionary Being Sued For Death of Ugandan Children
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick engage in a social discussion about four topics they found relevant. The first topics is the number of black transgenders killed in America over the last few years. They also talk about how we must not neglect any members of our society who have not abandoned our people. A black mother in Alabama is being charged in the death of her unborn child after being shot. A white missionary woman named Renee Bach is being sued by Ugandan mothers after their children died. The mothers claim that Bach posed as a doctor attempting to treat their children for malnutrition. The last topic was the 2019 Democratic debate. Joseph and Patrick give their opinions about the debates and also reminds the listeners to study the candidates before they vote. Tune in to hear the podcast!!
Reparations Hearings, South African Land Redistribution, Byron Allen Lawsuit, Violence in Black America
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick give their opinions on the following topics. The latest reparations hearing were held last week and it left black America with a lot to talk about. Joseph and Patrick give their opinions on the hearings and if reparations will actually be paid to black people. The South African elections are over and the ANC is in the spotlight over the land redistribution issues. Will the South African government truly give the land back to the South Africans, will ant shady dealings go on to help the whites keep their land? Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen is suing Comcast, siting racial discrimination for constant rejection of his television programs and denying black ownership. Lastly, they discussed the level of self-induced violence in black America. The gentlemen laid an information foundation to help explain why violence in black America are present. They also talk about what black Americans do regularly to continue the violent culture and mindsets experienced within our communities. Tune in to hear what the gentlemen have to say about the above topics!!!
Charges Are dropped In The Flint Water Case, A Reported 75,000 Black Women & Girls Are Missing, We Dig Deeper Into The Mueller Report
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick dive into the topics that are important to our community. The ongoing Flint Water crisis has reached a new low as criminal charges were dropped against 15 state and local officials. After reading more of the Mueller report, Patrick found some interesting information the directly impacts the black community and the 2016 Presidential election. Last, they discussed the 75,000 black women & girls missing in the United States. The also discussed the total number of black people missing in the United States. Tune in to learn more about the topics.
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Sonya Dunbar, also known as the Geriatric Tooth Fairy is a Registered Dental Hygienist she has and over 25 years of dental experience in private practice, skilled nursing facilities, academia and marketing and has proudly served her country in the United States Navy. For the last 16 years, she worked in long-term care facilities both as a Dental Hygienist providing clinical treatment and as a staff trainer providing in-services and hands-on training to the staff and we cannot forget her very entertaining seminars packed with valuable information on Geriatric oral care. That experience has afforded her the opportunity to learn the concerns, desires, needs and expectations of patients and their families as well as those of facility staff and administration. Her experience also created a desire in her to do things better to improve the quality of care and level of customer service provided to residents, staff and administration of long-term care facilities.
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In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick discuss the "nuclear coffin" the United States created in the late 1950's, to store nuclear waste from a decade of testing in the Marshall Islands. Maleah Davis' tragic and unfortunate death at the hands of Derion Vence, who was the boyfriend of Maleah's mother, and the father of her step-brother. As of now, we know that Vence is responsible for her death and we are awaiting more details about the case. The last topic covered is the #BreakThePatent movement by activist who are protesting the extreme price of the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis drug Truvada used to help stop the transmission of HIV from one person to the next, and the monopoly that Gilead Sciences has on the Truvada patent. The drug is over priced and the people are fighting back. Tune in to hear what Joseph and Patrick have to say about these topics.
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Khadijah Ward; Black Liberation Educator, Motivational Speaker. UK author of Black Sterling and Darkgirlboss . Founder of ‘Unite Black Cash’ the freelance services website
December 2018 Khadijah encountered a Trademark War with Hugo Boss over her Book Name - DarkGirlBoss. coined the phrase ‘Embrace Your Greatness’
In January 2019 Her story featured in the Voice newspaper and I-newspaper. She was interviewed by Dr. Aboo of Galaxy radio; Devon Daley of BBC Radio and BBC radio stations across the UK.
Instagram: @Blacksterling.author and @darkgirlboss
My name is Ericka Cromartie, I am the head Girls’ Basketball Coach at FAMU DRS. My job is geared to teach the young ladies at FAMU DRS, basketball skills, life skills, and to give them exposure to the game of basketball.
I am a former baby rattler, and I have the opportunity to teach Physical Education and coach high school girls’ basketball at my Alma Mater. I graduated from FAMU DRS in 2001, and after graduation I attended Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama where I played basketball for four years. Upon graduating from Miles College, I returned to the state of Florida to attend The Florida State University where I received a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. I also received a Master’s Degree in Sport Management at the Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. Furthermore, I began teaching and coaching basketball in 2008, while I was working at Crossroad Academy Charter School in Quincy Florida.
In 2014-15, I began coaching basketball at FAMU DRS, where my team won the 2A State Championship. At this time, I was voted “2A Coach of the Year.” By 2015-16, my team won back to back State Championships, and I was voted “2A Coach of the Year” again. In 2016-17 My team won a third State Championship and I was named "Coach of the Year" for a third time. Finally, I truly thank GOD for giving me the opportunity and the will to teach and coach students to become the best they can possibly be.
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Giltrecia Head presents over 20 years of dance and choreography experience in modern, ballet, jazz, contemporary hip hop, West African and African Diaspora dance movement learning and mentored by artist and researchers Joan Hamby-Burroughs, Martial Roumain, Oscar Aboubacar Camara, Kwame A. Ross, Rosangela Silvestre, and Abdel Salaam to name a few. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University’s Architecture and Dance Education programs and currently completing masters in American Dance Studies at Florida State University, Giltrecia's passion of dance has allowed her to explore and teach dance styles as a form of self-expression and healing art. Her past projects include BlackonBlack Rhyme Dance Troupe, Yemouye Dance/Arts Collective, The Like Water Project, S.W.w.A.G. Women’s Empowerment Project, and AfriCardio Dance Fitness. She is a visiting adjunct instructor at Florida A&M University teaching dances of the African Diaspora and a herbal tea consultant. Her most recent projects include Midtown Arts/SoMo Playhouse as guest Director and Choreographer for seasons 2016-2018, guest performer with Viver Brasil for Samba in the Streets (2018), and Cultural Heritage Coordinator and Arts-in-Education Director for the Frenchtown Coalition for the Arts.
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Facebook Bans Farrakhan and Others, A Celebration of John Singleton, Our 2019 Black Women's Celebration
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick give their thoughts about Facebook banning the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and others, siting them as individuals with dangerous speaking platforms. The gentlemen pay their respects to the Hollywood Legend John Singleton. They talk about how his movies helped to shape their childhood's and a couple of generations of black people. Lastly, the gentlemen explain their 2019 Black Women's Celebration and why they love black women. They both believe as black men, it is their duty to protect, support, love, uplift and empower black women. Make sure you tune into this episode.
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In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick gives information about the recent terrorist attack of the Chabad Community Center Synagogue. The terrorist was a 19 year old white male named John T. Earnest. They also discussed Joe Biden and his bid for the 2020 Presidential race. Should black America support Joe Biden? What has Biden done over the years to earn the votes of black America? Lastly, Joseph and Patrick summarize the latest version of the Mueller Report, a report that gives information about the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections. With the results of the report, what does this mean for America and what will be different moving forward? Tune in to hear what Joseph and Patrick have to say.
Mozambique Cyclone Idai vs. The Notre Dame Cathedral, The H.R.40 Reparations Proposal, Respect to Nipsey Hussle
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick tackle three topics that are relevant to black people in America, Africa and world wide. They first talked about the glaring differences in the aide and monetary donations between the devastating Cyclone Idai and he burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral. They breakdown the new formed H.R.40 - Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, to see if it is truly something beneficial to black Americans. Lastly, they pay their respects to the late great Nipsey Hussle. He was a force within his community and he put Hip Hop on notice with his latest album Victory Lap. Tune in to listen to the full show and all of their thoughts.
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Jian Jones is a native of Tallahassee, Florida by way of Pelham, Georgia. Jian is natural athlete, tree-hugger and goofball. During her youth, creative freedom was displayed in sports, exploring her neighborhood via bike and pretending she was “Harriet the Spy” which balanced out low self- esteem and trying to fit in the mold of others. Jian is a graduate of Florida Atlantic and Florida A&M Universities where she studied Exercise Science & Health Promotion, Health-Science & Occupation and Occupational Therapy. Jian has always had a passion for well-being and motivating others to be their best selves. Jian has discovered her calling as a Minister of Well-being and is in pursuit of assisting those to find their own purpose through her slogan “Press+FLY™.
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Kizzy Rivers is a zealous, outside the box thinker & Founder/CEO of Rescue Me Project Ministries, Inc.(RMPM)! She is originally from Sanford, FL and eventually moved to Tallahassee, FL and graduated from Capella University with her Masters of Nonprofit Management and Leadership. After graduating she decided that it was time to help formerly incarcerated individuals by giving them a second chance. She started RMPM in 2014 and decided to only focus on Computer Literacy skills in 2016. She has a vision to bridge the gap between small business owners. When she’s not thinking about or planning the next move for the agency, she is enjoying the sun, working with her father selling boiled peanuts, and enjoying her favorite flower, “Sunflower.” She values her board members and volunteers the most. Meanwhile, with open arms and the open door policy, she welcomes all volunteers, sponsors, donors, and any in-kind donation at any given time.
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Nurse Sharena, MSN, RN is a Nursing Education Leader with over 10 plus years in Nursing. She has extensive experience in Medical Intensive Care (ICU), Informatics and School Health! She has concentrated her work in both Georgia and Florida; but has aspirations to travel internationally with her business Tiny Docs Initiative LLC. She is irrationally passionate about finding ways to combine her nursing experience and gift of teaching young beautiful minds; that's how Tiny Docs initiative was born. It is a creative way to teach children the knowledge it takes to be a part of the healthcare field, increase their awareness of becoming leaders and learn possibly future altering, life changing skills!
She created a method of utilizing fun curriculum, including STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), hands-on techniques and dramatic play. With the belief that early exposure to medical careers will change futures.
Sharena is dedicated to Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders in Healthcare!
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New Zealand Massacre, The 9 Man Hunger Strike, STD Alert In Florida, Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Campaign
Joseph and Patrick are back at it again on the Freedom Train Podcast Series. This week they discussed the New Zealand Massacre and the assault rifle ban that swiftly followed. There are nine black men in Dade County, Florida who are conducting a hunger strike to stop the violence in their community. Bacterial STD's are on the rise in Leon County, Florida because they have the highest numbers on the state. Lastly, Bernie Sanders is back at it again running for President in 2020. Tune in to get the thoughts of Joseph and Patrick.
Cory Booker Overview, Ethiopia Takes Its Land Back, 21 Men Arrested In Sex Sting, Myron Rolle Is Accused Of Sexual Assalt By Amanda Seales
Joseph and Patrick are back on the Freedom Train Podcast Series with another social discussion. Today's topics are, who is cory booker? Ethiopia takes its land back from investors who didn't live up to their end of the deal to acquire land. 21 men in Atlanta were arrested during Super Bowl weekend for their involvement in a child sex sting operation. Finally, Actress Amanda Seals made a video on social media accusing ex-NFL player Myron Rolle of sexual harassment, she also stated that eight other women contacted her about being harassed by Rolle. Tune in to hear what Patrick and Joseph have to say about the topic listed above.
This episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series we interviewed Mr. Frantzley Moise.
Frantzley Moise is an educator, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. In his book, "Chess 4 Life,Life 4 Chess", Mr. Moise infuses chess with life skills to motivate and inspire individuals to achieve their goals and dreams. He advocates that the strategies learned from Serious Play can be used in a compelling way, to empower and educate people of all ages dynamics.
An educator for 15 years, Mr. Moise has worked with students, parents, and teachers and has presented for an array of national, state and local organizations. Mr. Moise owned and co-owned a number of business and has served in a number of organizations. He has held leadership and advisory positions and has been honored for his distinguished work. Frantzley Moise is proof positive that a little determination and effort can lead to success. Tune in to listen to our interview.
Shortlisted for Granta magazine’s “Best of Young American Novelists,” Steven Dunn is the author of two novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press: water & power (2018) and Potted Meat, which was co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and finalist for a Colorado Book Award. Steven was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from University of Denver. He is currently an MFA candidate at Goddard College.
water & power, plunges into military culture and engages with perceptions of heroism and terrorism. In this shifting landscape, deployments are feared, absurd bureaucracy is normalized, and service members are consecrated. water & power is a collage of voices, documents, and critical explorations that disrupt the usual frequency channels of military narratives.
This week Joe and Patrick interviewed Mrs. Kristin Jackson. Mrs. Jackson is a former Social Worker with a specialty in Adoption and Social and Emotional Learning. A mother of 3 children, 2 of whom were adopted, she also runs a Home School Co-opt in the Charlotte, North Carolina area focused on Literacy for Black Children of all ages and has children in her program from Elementary School to High School. She still advocates for and actively teaches Social and Emotional Learning in various programs throughout the city.
Serial Cheating Pastor, New Information about Dr. Martin Luther King's Death, Paula White Says Give Her Your Money, Jussie Smolette is Attacked by Cowards
Happy Black History Month!! In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick discuss the continued alleged cheating of Tallahassee's Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons. A video surfaces with Dr. William Pepper discussing how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr really died. Donald Trump's spiritual adviser tells people to give her their "first fruit" money or God will punish them. Lastly, Jussie Smollett was attacked by some idiots and now some are questioning his story. Tune in to hear their thoughts on the stories mentioned.
This week Joe and Pat had another social discussion. This time looking at a nurse that raped a coma patient and got her pregnant, a school that strip searched students, and the democratic senator Kamala Harris and her presidential bid. Tune in and let us know what you think of these topics.
US Approved Teen Brides, US Soldiers Smuggling Drugs, Priest David Poulson Get 14 Years for Molestation
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast series, Joseph and Patrick give their take on the following topics. The US government approved the arrival of thousands of child brides from 2007 till 2017. What was the process used to approve these brides and how does this contribute to child sexual violence? US soldiers were caught attempting to smuggle $1 Million is cocaine using a military air plane. Lastly, Priest David Poulson get 14 years for his continued sexual assault of young boys over a number of decades. Of course you know Pat and Joe will be giving their absolutely honest opinions of the topics discussed. Tune in to check it out!!
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The Black Panther Snub, Florida Police Standing Their Ground & is China Buying Up Africa A Bad Thing?
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph ans Patrick talk about the Black Panther movie being snubbed at the Golden Globe Awards. Should black people care what the Golden Globes thinks of the Black Panther movie? Florida courts rule that police are now able to invoke the "stand your ground" law to protect themselves from perceived threats. Should trained police officers be able to use the stand your ground law? Lastly, China is very active in buying up land, resources and corporations in Africa for a while. Do these deals hurt the various African nations in the long run? Should the African people trust the Chinese? Are the Chinese colonizing Africa using their own methods? Tune in to hear our thoughts!!
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