Lofton & Moon Talk Football, Fun & Life

Lofton & Moon Talk Football, Fun & Life Are you ready for some football? NFL Hall of Famers James Lofton and Warren Moon weigh in on COVID and the gridiron. What are the odds we’ll truly have a season? Is it safe to play? Would they take the field if they were still playing? What…

Remembering Sandra Bland

Five years ago this week, Sandra Bland was found hanging in her Texas jail cell. Three days earlier, a Texas state trooper had stopped her for failing to signal a lane change. Following their heated exchange, the trooper hauled her off to jail. Questions continue to surround Bland’s death which was ruled a suicide. A…

Family First #Courageous Conversations

Family First #Courageous Conversations What happens when a multi-racial family that has never talked about race is forced to do so? By one of its bi-racial family members? We find out in part 2 of our series #Courageous Conversations. In the wake of George Floyd‘s death and massive protests confronting police brutality and racism, Tonya…

Dialogue, Diversity & Solutions

Dialogue, Diversity & Solutions With Guest David Eisner If ever there were a moment in history when we are in dire need of diverse dialogue that leads to solutions, this is it. Many of you might not have heard of Convergence, but you need to know about its work and how its methodology can help…

The Tulsa Race Massacre: 99 Years Later

The Tulsa Race Massacre: 99 Years Later Photos Courtesy of The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library Archives For White Americans seeking to understand the depth of Black America’s pain and anger, the Tulsa Race Massacre is a good place to start. My guest today, Reggie Turner, produced and directed a documentary with first person accounts…

Starting Where We Are #CourageousConversations

The events of the last few weeks have been a catalyst for humans around the world to engage in courageous conversations that have the capacity to change our culture. Open, raw, necessary and difficult dialogue about racism, discrimination, police brutality, prejudice and privilege. White privilege, to be exact. Rarely discussed in “mixed company” and typically…

It Comes With A Price

It Comes With A Price with Guest Dr. Ron Inge For decades he struggled to find the words. They were always there, bubbling up just beneath the surface, but they had to stay hidden for the sake of his safety and his sanity. It took the murder of George Floyd and the resulting, massive outcry…

The Backside of the Tapestry

The Backside of the Tapestry with Guest Dr. Marcia Brennan The intersection of art, history, medicine, society and culture can teach us a lot. Especially in the midst of crisis. Especially if we ask the right questions. What will it take for us to come together? In whose interest is it for us to come…

This Feels Different

Finally. Our voices are beginning to be heard. It shouldn’t take our nation collectively witnessing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of an unarmed black man until he takes his last breath — for this to be different. Yes, there are massive protests from one end of the country to the other. But…

WHY THIS PODCAST & WHY NOW?

Because it’s time for us all to stop, take a breath and listen. I am a journalist who relishes giving voice to people’s stories.  I am a business owner, founder of an education non-profit, keynote speaker, wife, mother, daughter, dancer, sister and lover of life — and my country.  And like so many of you, it…

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next primarily through words, both written and spoken. While campfire stories and the folklore they gave birth to seemed  near extinction, modern technology has revived this intimate and personal form of sharing knowledge. Knowledge is power.  This podcast is about empowering all of us to better…

OVERCOMING THE “OTHER”

At some point in our lives, we all know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.  To be shunned.  To be the outcast.  To be the “other”.  Business leaders, students, parents, political leaders, educators, doctors, professional athletes, social activists, entrepreneurs, entertainers…everyone you can think of.  What are their stories?  What “other”…