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  • 00:26

    Chief Nike OKUNDAYE - Renowned Philanthropist & Champion of Women's Rights

    in Spirituality

    Joining me tonight on my debut show on "On the Sofa with Esther" is Chief Nike an accomplished professional artist; painter, textile artist, weaver, embroider and a national and international art award winner. An amazing woman Chief Nike is principally a social entrepreneur and well-?known philanthropist who has worked passinately and tirelessly to champion the cause of neglected nigerian Nigerian rural women using art as a tool to accomplish these noble missions. 


    In 2007, Nike founded the “Nike Art and Culture Foundation” with some notable eminent Nigerians as trustees, with the main aims and objectives of fostering Nigerian cultural heritage. 


    Chief Nike's work called "The Power of One Woman" is currently exhbiting at The Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) - www.gafraart.com

  • 00:28

    Philanthropist, Multi- Talented Entrepreneur, Model Kenyon Glover

    in Entrepreneur

    Meet the producer and founder of Georiga Peach Fashion Week!


    Kenyon Glover, Philanthropist, Multi- Talented Entrepreneur, soon Mogul was born to Barbara Glover in Monroe, Louisiana of 1982. Oldest of three siblings, he was taught great discipline skills by his placements in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kickboxing on a Black Belt level. He then found a love for basketball at the age of seven. Continuing to play through high school, he gained eyes of colleges from around the country. 


    Selecting University of Maine, to attend pushing his basketball career he went on to graduate with a bachelors in 2002. Glover, began playing professional basketball in England, later recognized and picked up by Milwaukee Bucks. His career was short lived with them after three months due to him injuring his knee. This left him devastated, unsure of his future, causing an attempted act of suicide. 


    His faith, lead him to explore other life ventures. Thus, leading him to his current career in Acting, Modeling and as a multiple business owner. Kenyon, then moved to Atlanta, Ga to take on jobs as a model, later finding a love for acting in 2004. Mr. Glover’s, new love for acting lead him to move to Los Angeles and working as a full-time actor in 2006 under the an agency. Where he later began to start opening his businesses. 


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  • 01:03

    Ann speaks to NY Sportswriter/author Wayne Coffey & Philanthropist Frank Morsani

    in Sports

    Ann speaks to NY Sportswriter/author Wayne Coffey about his NY Times best-seller 'Urban Meyer: Above the Line, Lessons in Leadership & Life from a Championship Season' and to Businessman/Philanthropist Frank Morsani on his book, 'To Be Frank, Building the American Dream in Business & Life.'

  • 00:29

    Silent Cries: Moving from Philanthropist to Producer

    in Health

    Congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect yet there are few movies depicting members of the congenital heart defect (CHD) community or CHD themes. "Silent Cries" is a movie written by the father of a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. What makes "Silent Cries" so touching is how it has brought the CHD community together in ways unforeseen when it was first conceptualized. One of the ways it has brought people together is by turning its key handlers from being a philanthropist in the CHD and nonprofit communities into an executive producer for this show. A new team brought with it new collaboration and a new title. Find out who this producer is, how she became involved with the movie and why "Silent Cries" need to be silenced no longer.

  • 00:29

    Silent Cries: Moving from Philanthropist to Producer

    in Health

    Congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect yet there are few movies depicting members of the congenital heart defect (CHD) community or CHD themes. "Silent Cries" is a movie written by the father of a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. What makes "Silent Cries" so touching is how it has brought the CHD community together in ways unforeseen when it was first conceptualized. One of the ways it has brought people together is by turning its key handlers from being a philanthropist in the CHD and nonprofit communities into an executive producer for this show. A new team brought with it new collaboration and a new title. Find out who this producer is, how she became involved with the movie and why "Silent Cries" need to be silenced no longer.

  • 00:31

    Jeremy Grunin: Investor & Philanthropist for Education, Health, & the Arts

    in Radio

    Jeremy Grunin is a busy man! He has more than enough to keep himself occupied in his home community of Toms River as an investor, developer, and the executive director of The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, which is a proactive grant making 501(c)(3) working to make Toms River the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through focused investment in healthcare, education and the arts. Since 2013, over $10 million has been committed to the community. Additionally Jeremy has over 20 years experience in retail sales and management, business development, investment and leadership capacity building. Jeremy is actively engaged throughout the community from the grassroots level with his wife and three kids. Some of his Foundation, Advisory and Board Directorships include: Foundation Board Member at: Ocean County College, Community Medical Center, Ocean County Vocational Technical School/ Performing Arts Academy; Chairman of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce; Executive Board Member of United Way of Ocean County, Trustee of Community Medical Center, Board Member of the Count Basie Theatre, and there is so much more. And with all these commitments, he still found the time to host a new morning radio show on WOBM: Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin. It seems that if you want to get things done in the greater Toms River area, you should ask a busy man like Jeremy. We'll talk about all this an more! After the show, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 01:05

    Cafe Inspiration with Bobby Dee Inspires with Philanthropist, Toiyan Hendricks

    in Motivation

    This week, Cafe Inspiration with Bobby Dee, inspires with the Epitome of a GIVEr, DOer and SHAREr, Toiyan (TOI) M.Hendricks. Toi is a philanthropist and business developer, pianist, motivational speaker and Empowerment Coach. is also a newly established co-author. Her voice is one that has many tones: articulate and prophetic through spoken word, yet also musically inclined to collaborate a classical masterpiece with a rhythmic phrase of positive daily affirmations. Toi Hendricks, an inspirational, intuitive motivational speaker was publicly speaking at the early age of 14  and active politically for the City of Detroit.  Leadership abilities were established quite early for Toiyan.  Successfully completing high school by the age of 15 as valedictorian at Nancy Boykin Alternative Academy  for Girls Class of 1993 with a 3.9 Gpa (Detroit, MI) was just the beginning of the "Real life" ahead. Her college experience began in Communications/Theater Arts at the early age of 16 at Wayne State University.  She and her daughter Sha'Rae served and volunteered together in Wasthtenaw County." Various organizations such as Americorps, Americorps Vista, Washtenaw Family Support Network , SAFEHouse ( A Domestic Violence Project), Foster Care Services of Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor, Michigan), C.A.U.S.E. ( Consistent Autism Advocacy and Unconditional Support Environment), and Autism Speaks were all delightedly supported through volunteerism of over 3000 hours by not only Toi Hendricks but also accompanied by her daughter. 


    Listen to the LIVE interview with Toi Hendricks and Bobby Dee, via mobile at 718-766-4964 0r online.

  • 00:08

    Nicole Gates -Trendsetter, Trailblazer, Humanitarian and Philanthropist

    in Radio

    Nicole Gates Catalyst, Trendsetter, Trailblazer, Humanitarian and Philanthropist, who resides in Memphis TN. Nicole is the proud unapologetically single mother of four beautiful daughters Yolanda (24), Savanna (13), and twins Brooklyn & Bheanna (8). As a single mother Nicole strives to be a living legacy for her daughters. She enjoys sharing cultural events, watching movies, Mommy/Daughter Spa nights Weekend Retreats and Traveling with her “leading ladies” as she loving refers to them.


    Nicole is the Owner of two successful businesses More Than A Memory Events, a premiere theme event planning service and Epiphany Firm,


    Single Mom run PR/Marketing Firm, the Founder of the Infant Mortality Force of Memphis a grassroots education and awareness organization. Nicole is serving currently in the Public Affairs Office for Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell after a 3 year role with the Office of Early Childhood & Youth Campaign Coordinator for “All Babies Count” Campaign. She has been in her role as Founder & Executive Director of Successful Single Moms Memphis since 2009.


    Nicole is described by her colleagues as a supermom... Driven, enthusiastic, humble and an inspiration to everyone she has contact with. Nicole describes herself as a Woman of Possibilities, Purpose and Power. Recognized on many levels for her stellar community grassroots efforts. 

  • 00:30

    Project Play Soccer - Founder, Mike Mitchell - America Meditating Radio Show

    in Self Help

    Mike Mitchell considered himself a grassroots philanthropist after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa over 30 years ago. Unfortunately, his enthusiasm, service and inspiration alone were not enough to make his dream a reality.  But, with the help of generous friends and supporters who believed in his vision, Project Play Soccer later become a reality.


    Project Play Soccer, which Mike founded, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through the sport of soccer which started out delivering and implementing organized soccer programs to impoverished nations of Niger and Benin. Mike Mitchell joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Show to discuss his journey and Project Play Soccer.  Visit www.terricole.com. Watch a video about Project Play.


    Get the Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna.  Like America Meditating on FB & follow us on Twitter.  Download our free Pause for Peace App for Apple or Android.


    “By providing the tools for playful social integration, we help enable people to eliminate violence and poverty” – Mike Mitchell

  • 01:00

    Business Blitz with Mont Brown

    in Entrepreneur

    Mont Brown, named the Southwest Philadelphia Ambassador by State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams, is an entrepreneur, music artist, community leader, philanthropist and 2015 BMe Leader.  Coming from Southwest Philadelphia, Brown believes in the power of unity.  His story is an inspiration to youth who face similar challenges in life.  His mother was incarcerated for the majority of his life and his father died while he was a young child.  He was then raised by his grandmother whom he helped with her battle against breast cancer.  He then lost two of his close friends to gun violence.  


    Brown's life experiences motivated him to create "The Kickback Foundation," a movement of like-minded individuals, encouraging youth and creative types to believe in their dreams, own their crafts, and execute their visions.  The vision for The Kickback Foundation is to create opportunities for individuals to thrive off of their own ambitions, but to do so with passion, integrity and style.  Brown is devoted to providing personalized attention and mentoring for the youth in inner-city communities through, music, art, and creative expression.


    The Kickback Foundation has held events that include the "Stop the Violence" Kickback festival aimed at creating a day where no violence takes places in the community, Thanksgiving Coat and Food Drive, which benefit over 4,000 residents living in Southwest Philadelphia, free brunch for neighborhood seniors, ice skating parties and celebrity basketball tournaments to raise money for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


    Brown has partnered with Unity in the Community and ran HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns.  He has also been featured in The XXL,The Source, The Philadelphia, MTVu, VH1 and more.


    Instagram: @MontBrown

  • 01:01

    Business Blitz with Andrea Walker

    in Entrepreneur

    Andrea Walker, the Founder and CEO of iROC, Mompreneur, HIV/AIDS Activist, Philanthropist and Author will be joining us to talk about her organization iROC, which emphasizes HIV/AIDS awareness, community outreach and testing.  We will also talk about her book, "A Beautiful Struggle" and her role as a Mompreneur.


    Andrea Walker is a Mompreneur, HIV/AIDS Activist, Philanthropist and Author who crawled out of the depths of abyss to being one of Philadelphia’s reigning women of entrepreneurship. Walker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iROC, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. The new Author penned her first novel, A Beautiful Struggle while just a teenager as a means of coping. Currently Andrea serves as a mentor to young girls, curates events for several organizations in Philadelphia, and advises many of the top millennial minded, thought leaders in the tri-state area. 


    Instagram/Twitter: @iROC_215  |  Facebook: facebook.com/PhillyiROC  |  Website: www.i-roc.org