• 01:21

    Raymond Luke Jr SpeakZ with Mz OptimiZm about Motown the musical and more!

    in Motivation

    Original cast of Motown the Musical on Broadway playing the roles of Young Michael Jackson, Young Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder. Raymond Luke Jr. has been singing since he was 3 years old. After being taught by his grandmother, singing has been his passion. In the summer of 2011, he attended Beverly Hills Acting School FABA (For Actors by Actors). He graduated in the fall of 2012. He has completed two commercials for Toys"R"Us and Volkswagen in association with ESPN. Stage credits include the Tammi Mac Minute Mixer hosted by Vanessa Bell Calloway and Tammi Mac. He has also sung the National Anthem for the Penny Marshall Celebrity Softball game. Film credentials include: Bad Father, directed and produced by Jerry Jackson. Raymond has just been nominated for the "Outer Critics Circle Award" for Best Featured Actor In A Musical for Motown. Raymond would like to thank God for blessing him with this talent, all of his family and friends, and most of all his fans.

  • 00:30

    Mz OptimiZm Speakz to Evangelist Cheryl Lacey Donovan

    in Podcasting

    Cheryl draws on her experience and passion as an educator to motivate and encourage others to live their lives on purpose. She is particularly passionate about helping others create the lives they deserve and desire.  Articulate and compassionate, Cheryl is a speaker with a gift for teaching. She says, "My desire is to help people see the world from God's perspective, and to move them to do something about what they see."


    Cheryl has spent a lifetime acquiring experience around educating and advising others on living a more meaningful life. After more than 20 years of educating and advising allied health care professionals Cheryl followed her passion for bringing out the best in other people by choosing to be more involved in the vision and direction their lives were taking. This culminated in the launch of Worth More than Rubies a division or Cheryl Lacey Donovan International. Since then Cheryl has spoken to hundreds of groups across the country and written articles as well as Bible study curricula.


    Cheryl is uniquely positioned to impact the lives of individuals she comes in contact with for long term success with her message of faith and powerful vision of bringing purpose into the people equation to promote happier, healthier more meaningful life experiences.


    Cheryl presents a powerful message with a conversational style that's just like sitting around chatting with one of your sisters - one who is filled with pearls of wisdom and whose heart is filled with giving. Some of us long for that kind of sister or friend who will just sit you down, tell you the truth about life, share her experiences, and then give you access to a greater more meaningful purpose in life. You will want to sip a warm cup of your favorite drink, bring a note pad and enjoy a candid and educational presentation with Cheryl Lacey Donovan.

  • 01:31

    Mz. Optimizm & The Man of Intellect chats with Dr. Tiana Von Johnson

    in Motivation

    Dr. Tiana Von Johnson is a serial entrepreneur, producer, author, sought-after mindset coach, real estate guru and creative visionary. As CEO and President of GoldStar Properties and Madison Layne Real Estate, Founder of the Minority Investors Alliance (MIA), and National Expansion Strategist for Strongbrook Real Estate Investment Company, this inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of New York real estate and beyond. 


    These diverse opportunities led her to look fear in the eye and leave a steady 9-to-5 job during the economic downturn to play her hand at real estate, signing on with a Wall Street firm where she became a top producer. Eventually, she saw a vision to start her own venture GoldStar Properties of New York, now the GoldStar Group and since then has never looked back. Her Minority Investors Alliance (MIA) has hundreds of Ambassadors across the country helping her cause to empower and build minority millionaires across the country through real estate investing and entrepreneurship. In addition, Tiana produces The Power House Conference & Women Doing It Big, which is a national empowerment conference designed to motivate, educate and empower men and women across the world.


    Others are definitely taking notice of her boundless energy, enthusiasm and drive, with Tiana being featured in Black Enterprise, Crain’s New York Business, Curbed.com, FACE Magazine, Marie Claire, The Real Deal and on TV One, among other media outlets. In addition, she was recently recognized and honored by Senator Jeff Klein for her exemplary leadership and dedication to the people of New York. Tiana resides in New Jersey with her two children TJ and Tristen Johnson.


    Follow Tiana on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube @TianaVonJohnson


    - See more at: http://tianavonjohnson.com

  • 01:23

    Mz Optimizm & Albert Stevens chats with Author and Musician Lloyd J Wheatley

    in Motivation

    Lloyd was born April 12th, 1954 at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 1972. He entered the United States Air Force in April 1973 and served as a Security Specialist in the Weapons Systems Security section as a Staff NCO for Nuclear Weapons.He met and married his wife Audria at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth New Hampshire in July 1974 as they both were active duty military. 


    Lloyd is a musician. He started out as a singer in a small R & B group in Baltimore in the mid 60’s and early 70’s. Later years he taught himself guitar and played for ten years in his church.  He is also a published author and his books of Blain Hawk U.S. Marshal, a trilogy of a black U.S. Marshal, is now available on Amazon in Kindle format. The book was originally written by Lloyd in 1998 and is now seen a resurgent’s and is being re-launched in six languages and has recently been accepted in India. He is actively seeking executive producers to shoot a movie of his western trilogy of Blain Hawk U.S. Marshal and/or promote it for a T.V. series or cable network to raise the knowledge and awareness of Black Americans in History.


     He is currently writing two more stories; a murder drama of quintuplet girls growing up in Baltimore from the 1950’s titled “BETWEEN MY SISTERS & ME” and a Sci-Fi titled the “INTRUDER.” Both are in draft. He created and launched New Horizon Publishing Company which he owns many years ago for just such a time as now.


     Lloyd has received several awards in his career. They include; First State Achiever (Delaware) recipient, Outstanding Job Performance (Playtex), United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Two Air Force Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Agape award 2000. DART Transit Authority Multi-Modal Project outstanding service for 2000.

  • 02:07

    Reggie Reg from the Crash Crew speaks to Mz. OptimiZm and the Man of Intellect

    in Motivation

    An original member of the Crash Crew, Reggie Reg was born and 
    raised in Harlem, New York City. Growing up, Reggie Reg’s 
    early music influences were 70’s R&B and Funk groups like Earth, 
    Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, BT Express, Lakeside, The Isley 
    Brothers, and the BarKays, just to name a few. Reggie Reg got his 
    inspiration to emcee from early Hip Hop groups like Grand Master 
    Flash and the Furious Five, and the Funky Four.


    At 16 years old, Reggie Reg joined Mike & Dave Productions, helping to promote neighborhood parties, deejaying and emceeing. And like most Hip Hop Pioneers at the time, Reggie Reg had no idea that his contribution to this new culture would soon turn the world upside down.


    Reggie Reg was instrumental in coming up with the name of his group after realizing they were constantly using the sound effect of a car crashing in the mix tapes that the Crash Crew sold. He was also the brainchild behind the hit songs, “Breaking Bells,” “On the Radio,” and “We are Known as Emcees.” Today, Reggie Reg is the President of Tru Skool Reps Entertainment, an entertainment company that promotes and provides venues for up and coming artists.


    Reggie Reg has also worked with On Track Productions running the New York City wide Safe Night Party Series. Reggie Reg is a relevant pioneer to the HIP HOP culture and also works promoting parties and events with The Preservation of Hip Hop Culture, TeamFearless, OldSkool Reunions, Distinguished Gentlemen, Change the Game Ent. and Team Hollywood. 
     

  • 02:01

    Mz OptimiZm kicks it with Young Joe

    in Podcasting

    Songwriter Young Joe is quickly making himself known in the Music industry. Creating  a heavy buzz with the brand new songs with Jive records recording artist Young Twinn, as well as Lil Zane .Joe's ability to succeed has created opportunity to land him Performances along side of some of the industries most elite artist such as Rick Ross,Juvenile,Yung Berg,Flo-rida,Future,Asap Rocky,112,Ace hood,Trina,French Montana,DjKhaled,Fat Joe ,Maino,Dipset,jadakiss,an Many More.Joe's ablity to make hits an perform them as well has set him apart from the artist of his time.With much anticipation the world is waiting to see what is next from the young  R&B Superstar.Composing songs that evoke emotion and draw people in, he has gained a steady fan base which will hopefully stick around throughout the rest of his career. There will be more to learn about the young male artist as time ticks but for now he is being referred to as the future of R&b. 

  • 00:25

    Mz. OptimiZm SpeakZ to Sheryll E. Roberts, Advocate, Author and Motivator!

    in Podcasting

    Sheryll E. Roberts was born in Sylvester, Georgia and moved to Houston, Texas when she turned 4. Graduated from Sam Rayburn High school and went on to Devry University.  Ms. Roberts, an incest survivor, overcame obstacles stemming from that hurtful part of her life, such as depression, suicide, and self-loathe.  She started Life of Hope After Abuse (LHAA) in 2006.  LHAA is a non-profit organization promoting awareness against sexual abuse and helping other victims get the help that they need to overcome this traumatic experience. God has given Sheryll her voice back & she encourages others to use theirs.


     


     


    No Longer A Victim But A Vessel

  • 02:04

    Mz OptimiZm Speakz to rapper I-AM-Trigg and Author Melissa Turner!

    in Podcasting

    I AM TRIGG is an international teen sensation, who has earned the moniker “Leader of The New School” through his unique talent and positive music. I AM TRIGG’s rise to fame began at a very young age, as the teen rapper was responsible for the 2010 production of Jenna Rose’s hit single “MY JEANS,” which he produced, wrote, and appeared as a guest feature at only 14. The song was an instant hit and went on to generate over 15 million views on YouTube in less than six months. Now I AM TRIGG is back and 2013 promises to be his biggest year to date with the release of his new single, “Stopping and Frisking.”


    Directly AFTER..... meet


    Melissa Turner!


    How to Break the Glass Ceiling Without a Hammer: Career Strategies for Women is the first book in the PWN Career Series for Women released August 12, 2011. Written by 30 international coaches and expert consultants from around the world, this powerful anthology provides the tools to shatter the glass ceiling with self-confidence and strategies to handle stress, building leadership skills, develop winning presentation skills, self-promote, and avoid self-sabotaging behaviors. A must-read for career women who wish to reach the top


     

  • 00:40

    An Intimate Conversation with Mz Reason..

    in Self Help

    924 Network proudly presents an exclusive conversation with the Blog Talk sensation Mz Reason.


    Marie Summers is a native of Michigan, where she has become an inspirational advocate and “Voice of Reason” known as Ms. Reason to her loyal fans and followers of The Ms. Reason Show.  Marie believes it’s Imperative to Unite the Creative and Beautiful Minds. She has been through it all. Never afraid to share her thoughts and is always ready to speak-up and help others. Marie shares her wisdom through her passion for life and her radio show—The Ms. Reason Show (focusing on “Uniting Artists” The creative beautiful people). She now extends her wisdom as a motivational speaker and holistic life-coach. Marie’s amazing inspirational ‘voice’ shows through the core of her being—promoting positive self-esteem and potential personal growth for all. Just listening to her you will gain the courage to ‘Stand-Up’ and follow your dreams. Marie finds her greatest inspiration, joy and peace in being the proud mother of her beloved daughter Keyera and her Shih Tzu Snow.


    So tune in and ENJOY...

  • 02:06

    Greek life in 2014: advocates or bystanders? The robust wave of advocacy

    in Motivation

    Tonight on Mz OptimiZm SpeakZ No Justice NO Peace! 


    Special guest host Media Mogul Dr. Misee Harris will join us tonight to talk about the Social and Humane injustice that has occurred as it relates to unarmed civilians being slayed by cops- particularly in the African American population. It seems as if a new case is televised or posted on Social Media every day; however, justice has not and appears that it will NOT be served. Cases stemming from Jim Crowe, to Amadou Diallo up to Rumain Brisbon- the violence must stop, let's hear your suggestions.


     


    Much talk and controversy started after a brilliant piece written by Noemi Lujan went viral! The story tastefully depicted a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc peacefully protesting in her community while wearing her Sorority letters. Just as viral, Dr. Harris had a Vlog that expressed her extreme disappointment about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. not allowing their members to wear their letters while protesting- which has since been overturned. We need to talk about the importance of Sororities and Fraternities representing their letters during these peaceful protests! Or does it matter?


     


     As Dr. Mel Wilson would say, this is Greek Life 101- we've been on the forefront for decades and it won't stop now!


     


     


    Join us tonight and bring a friend!


     


     

  • 02:04

    Mz. OptimiZm ACTIVATES with Lucinda Cross

    in Podcasting

    Lucinda Cross is a Lifestyle and Business fire starter specializing in women’s success. She is the CEO of LC Associates and has been branded as the Activator!, Mrs. Cross is the author of Corporate Mom Drop Outs, and a contributing writer for 3 other best selling business books. She is also co-owner of the Super Mom Entrepreneur Conference and Expo.
    Her journey into entrepreneurship began when she became a mom and she has been building businesses ever since as The Activator. She has defied all the odds both in life and in business and has mastered the ability to turn adversities into advantages. She travels the world sharing her message and inspiring women to Activate in all areas of life! Cross has been featured on ABC, NBC, Black Enterprise, NY1, NY Daily News, Essence Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, WLIB the Al Sharpton Show, over 100 internet talk radio shows and several blogs including Babble.com Top 50 Mompreneurs and more. Cross released her 2nd book The Road To Redemption: Overcoming Life’s Challenges in May 2012, within the first week her book was listed as a Best Seller.

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