It is always good to appear on The Dr. Vibe show. Since first guesting a little more than five years ago, we have grown to have a good relationship. On this episode, he and I caught up and talked about how Covid 19 is disrupting African-American’s. Our colleague Galen Bingham joined in on the conversation to offer his always intelligent observation.
In March 2020, I was asked to give a recorded talk for Speakers Who Dare, a theatrical event held in New York City. My speech called “The Talk: What Black Parents Have To Tell Their Children” is about conversations that African American Mothers and Fathers have with their kids about racism, how to interact with police officers, and being Black. I referenced my Mother giving me “The Talk”, my Father telling me about race as an older man, and when I gave “The Talk” to a young Black man I…
In June 2019, I performed at PechaKuchaSF! Meaning “chit chat” in Japanese, Pechakucha is a story telling format that has 20 images in 20 seconds, so the speaker weaves a tale around that. Pechakucha can be a about many different things, so keeping with the “redux” theme, I spoke about how backpacking through Central America lit my fire and motivated me to change the direction of my life. This was a fun experience! Please check it out –
Stop Holding Back, an organization that is dedicated to helping people with their stutter co founder Ayo Adesayna and I talked about how we grew up stuttering, our techniques in dealing with it, and why we are both dedicated in not letting it stop us from our goals. Check out this awesome conversation.
One of my goals in life was to speak at a TED event, and I got a chance to do so in Sept. 2018. TEDxWilsonPark in Florence, Alabama held their inaugural event and I was invited to share my talk “How I Overcame My Fear of Stuttering.” I spoke about growing up with a stutter, the obstacles I faced, how my confidence was affected, and how I used this to power past my insecurities and pursue my dreams. This TEDx is for everyone who is struggling with something and don’t…
Hey all, Here is part two of the conversation between activist Conor Anstett and myself. We continue to talk about the story Catperson and consent.
Here is the new trailer for the first episode of “A Black Guy and a White Guy….” This episode Conor and I discuss The Newyorker story “Catperson” by Kristen Roupenian. We talk about what took place in the story, dating, and what men do not understand about consent. This is a two part series – first episode will be released next Tuesday June 11, 2018 and episode two will be released on Tuesday June 18, 2018. Check it out and let us know what you think!!
I was invited to be a guest on The Dr. Vibe show alongside musician Alexander Williams to talk about Hip-Hop and its role in fighting white supremacy. I had a great time discussing rap, racism, and how hip-hop can be a change for good. Check out the interview.
I was a guest on The Dr. Vibe Show to talk about my essay Men and The Need To Be Vulnerable. We discuss how men need to embrace their emotions, why brushing off their feelings is harmful, and how I became comfortable with expressing who I am. Check it out!
I appeared on the Dr. Vibe Show to discuss my essay “Stop Blaming Trump for Racism (It was already here).”