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Welcome to On the Rebound we provide commentary related to pop culture, sports, health/wellness, music and arts/ entertainment. Hosted by Chamique Holdsclaw who is joined by cohost Rita Kay Davis, Marsha Ford, Asia Lampley and the man of the hour John Brown.
Chamique Holdsclaw - Her courageous journey.....renowned professional athlete, women on purpose of the biggest advoates for Mental Health and Wellless today.
Born Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw first made her mark as a high school basketball star at Christ The King High School. There she led her team to four State Championships in a row and became an All-American and one of the most highly sought after College Basketball recruits in the country. She later accepted a full athletic scholarship to play collegiately for the perennial Women’s Basketball powerhouse University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers and Hall of Fame Coach Pat Summit. She went on to have a stellar collegiate career that included leading the Lady Vols to three straight NCAA Championships, which was the first time that had ever been accomplished in Women’s College Basketball history. After her illustrious college basketball career, which included several All-American honors and countless other awards, Chamique would go on to be the #1 Pick in the 1999 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics. Her rookie season was capped with a WNBA Rookie of the Year Award as well as her first of six WNBA All-Star appearances. In 2000 she had the honor of winning an Olympic Gold. Despite her phenomenal athletic career, Chamique has had many challenges that she recently has brought forth to the spotlight. Her recent memoir, Breaking Through: Beating the Odds, Shot After Shot, candidly relays the challenges post the death of her grandmother and the dramatic ups and downs that followed. She exposes herself, revealing a suicide attempt and the eventual diagnosis of BiPolar II disorder.
We will be talking sports and having fun doing it. Expected to be joined by WNBA Star and auhor of a brand new book "Breaking Through: Beating the odds shot after shot " Chamique Holdsclaw who will discuss the book and her work with Active Minds. Also, Light heavyweight contender Chad Dawson who discuss his upcoming fight with Bernard Hopkins and more. Newest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Willie Roaf will stop by discuss the first wekk of NFL free agency. Listen @ blogtalkradio.com/pgant and call 646-727-3070
This week, Game Changers Live discusses an important topic with NYC Hoops Legend Chamique Holdsclaw. In her latest book, "Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot After Shot", Holdsclaw provides an in-depth perspective on the difficult journey she has had throughout her high profile life as one of the most decorated basketball players (male or female) to have come out of NYC.
After winning three consecutive NY State Championships at Christ the King, Holdsclaw went on to play for legendary head coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee. Holdsclaw brought that prolific program another remarkable three NCAA Championships. She went on to play in the WNBA & in the Olympics, but her most challenging opponent has been her bout with depression.
Holdsclaw headlines a list of star athletes, such as Terry Bradshaw and Brandon Lloyd, who are choosing to open up about the illness in order to help others who may be suffering as well.
We'll discuss her new book, her journey, her career, and her work as an ambassador for Active Minds.
If you have any questions for Chamique, email us at YourVoice@GameChangersLive.com, send us a tweet at @4GameChangers, post your question on Facebook at GameChangersLive, or call in during the show at (347) 215-6813.
We'll also cover other topics: Is Peyton Manning a good fit for Denver? Who were the winners & losers of NBA Free Agency? Which member(s) of the GCL Crew is leading the #GCLBracketChallenge?
Tune in Wednesday, March 21st at 1:00pm ET for another exciting show!
On this very special episode of Time Out, Sylvia sits down with former number 1 overall pick of the Washington Mystics, Chamique Holdsclaw. Ms. Holdsclaw opens up about the interview she conducted with OWN's Iyanla Vanzant concerning her mother, the subsequent depression and much much more. This is one episode you don't want to miss.
Source Nation!! Join me tomorrow night for an informative show. Our topic of discussion will be on Depression. Is depression an unspoken truth? In lieu of recent events a beloved Actor, Husband, Father and Friend took his life earlier this week due to severe depression and WNBA and Olympic Gold Medalist Chamique Holdsclaw just announced she suffers from depression. Why aren't more people talking about a cure or assisting the ones that are dealing with this tragic disease? We're talking about it!! Call in with your questions and comments.
Ashley Walker - Graphic Designer 6:15pm
Ashley Walker is a 23 year old native of Manning SC and a 2009 high school honor graduate. Diagnosed with Clinical Depression in 2010, Ashley decided to not allow this deter her in any way fro achieving her dreams.
Ashley is now a senior at Francis Marion University where she is studying Graphic Design with a General Business Minor. Ashley has a passion for helping others and aspires to reach her goal primarily through her freelance design business, AVP Designz.
Ashley's ultimate desire is to show those battling with Depression that ,"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting" (Napoleon Hill), and also to express people's visions through the art of design.
Olevia Henderson - Mom & Business Owner 7:15pm
My name is Olevia I'm a 41 yr old mother of seven. Five girls, two boys. Born and raised in Shreveport Louisiana. I' currently have my own business Faith In God Mobile Notary Service I'm a Certified Notary Signing Agent.
Olevia was diagnosed when she was 27 years old. After her marriage ended, she remained in the bed for a whole month. She ended up with sores on her feet and gaining a lot f weight.
India Alston, Co-Producer : India Alston is a native of Washington, DC with a passion and enthusiasm for creative direction. After graduating Stanford University with a B.A. in African and African-American Studies, she worked various
positions in Marketing and Brand Management, later launching her company BEAM Marketing and Management, LLC. With a focus on developing go-to-market strategies and brand identity for globally positioned, emerging and corporate brands, India builds from her core desire to help entrepreneurs stand out in competitive markets. India currently represents clients in various industries, film, television, music, and sports. She also currently serves as Secretary of Board of Directors for the Chamique Holdsclaw Foundation, Inc, and is also a Northwest Regional Board Member for Operation Hope, Inc.
Michelle “Mickey Hall hails from Cape Cod Massachusetts but was born in Queens, NY. Adopted to a family from the West Indies, and the only child, Mickey grew up always surrounded by questions of not only “who she was” but also “why she was different?” While adapting to the quietness of Cape Cod from the streets of New York, she struggled every day to understand the feelings that were surfacing when she looked at other women.
It wasn't until she entered college, which she found herself surround by other women who felt the same, that she broke out of her shyness and grew into the strong, proud Lesbian she is today. Surviving unimaginable abuse at the hands of family members and even the label of the “Black Sheep” of the family to not having contact with family for over 30 years, Mickey has come full circle and has been having a wonderful time reconnecting with family members.
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