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THIS WEEK ON THE NDUSTRY, HOSTS AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER SPEAK WITH THE PASSIONATE WRITER AND AUTHOR LAKITA GORDON!
Author of "The Other Side of Addiction: From Terrified to Triumphant," LaKita Gordon was born and raised in Washington, DC. She has been writing since the age of 7. She knew at an early age that she wanted to write, but was afraid. She enjoys writing songs, poetry, and has a passion to share her story with the world. She was always interested in inspiring others to reach their full potential. LaKita was afraid to write her story because she came from a family that believed in keeping their business inside of the walls of their home. LaKita has written poetry, which was submitted to the National Poetry Society, she has assisted in writing school plays, yearbook committee entries in High School, and hopes to write an inspirational column for newspapers. Her book was published in February 2014 and was written with the purpose of being the voice of those who were abused, neglected, felt alone and in fear, although she was never an addict. She enjoys creative writing and was always told by numerous professor's, teacher's, friend's and family members that she has "a way with words," and can take a sentence and turn it into a paragraph. LaKita has a passion for words and for how they are used, and desires to write and publish numerous inspirational and self-help books.
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THIS WEEk ON THE NDUSTRY, HOSTS, AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER, TALK WITH FILM AND TELEVISION ACTRESS, TIA LATRELL!
Tia Latrell a SAG/AFTRA Actress, is a Baltimore native that landed in New York to pursue her dreams and continues to go strong. Tia Latrell has many accomplishments showcasing her spectrum of talents landing her many roles in everything from film, television, theater productions, radio voice-over work, to spokes-model and also adds a few music credits to her name. Tia Latrell’s most recent credits include, “Beautiful Eclipse”, A Documentary about African American Woman who Celebrate their Skin, “Let Me Introduce You To Jesus”, playing the Starring Role of The Mother of Jesus, Mary. “In The Mirror” Book Trailer, playing the role of Nicole based on a Physical Therapist named Jasmine who after going against her better judgment becomes romantically involved with Daniel Roberts, a community organizer with a wife and two young children. Tia Latrell has also Guest Starred in “Hot Flash And Company”, a web series out of Baltimore, MD based on Barbi who has downsized out of her job and decides to open an odd jobs business called “Hot Flash And Company.” “Hot Flash And Company” has flair of “I Love Lucy” with a dose of “Benny Hill” and a sprinkle of John Waters. Tia Latrell was also Featured as a Tracey Morgan “Fly Girl” in the Hit Television Series, “30 Rock.” Her interests are, but are not limited to Film, Television, Commercial, Theater and Print. Tia Latrell has been relentless in making her dreams come to light. She has always and will forever make it her goal to capture the public’s eye in sharing her acting gifts with the world and striving and achieving excellence. Be on the lookout for Tia Latrell in up and coming projects.
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THIS WEEK, NDUSTRY HOSTS, AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER, SPEAK WITH AUTHORS, SPEAKERS AND RELATIONSHIP COACHES, DR. CATHERINE BARNES AND CRYSTAL LEWIS!
Dr. Catherine Barnes and Crystal Lewis are longtime friends with shared personal and collegial journeys. Their professional careers include daily opportunities to problem solve with adults from various walks of life. With over 40 years of experience between them, their credentials include certified life coaching, relationship coaching and educational leadership. Encountering numerous scenarios involving the need for personal growth and change, they utilize their skill sets to tap into the strengths of others in order to build personal and professional partnerships in strongly cultivated environments that are beneficial to all involved. With a sound track record, they decided to create a guide for others ready to do the self-work needed to uncover their needs, recognize red flags and find true happiness in pursuit of the relationship that’s just right for them.
The authors are available for seminars, workshops, retreats and keynotes based on The Power of the P. Finding the One that Fits.
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THIS WEEK, THE NDUSTRY, WITH HOSTS AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER INTERVIEW THE EXTRAORDINARY MUSICAL ARTIST, LARRY WILSON, JR.
Larry Wilson is a native of Cleveland Ohio, raised in Jacksonville Florida. He began his love affair with music at the tender age of 3 playing the drums in church. He began his formal education in music at Landon Middle School for the Performing Arts, later Lavilla Middle School of the Arts. He attended high school at the prestigious Douglas Anderson School For the Performing Arts and went on to attend the Florida State School of Music major in Jazz Studies. Larry has sense played over seas numerous times, visiting the countries of Spain, France, Ireland, the UK, and the Bahamas. He has also worked with many notable musicians and artist, some of which include Kirk Franklin, Vashawn Mitchell, Stephen Hurd,Tasha Cobbs, Alexis Speight; and has shared stages with notable jazz musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Scotty Barnhart, and many more! He is the COO and Co-Founder of "The Cloud Music LLC" and the founder and chief producer of TruthMusicProductions (formerly StimulusMusic). Larry also serves as the Minister of Music and Fine Arts at the St. Paul Church of Jacksonville under Bishop Designate John E. Guns and is the Musical Director for Gospel artist Lawrence Flowers and Intercession as well as Travis Malloy. Larry is married to wife (Christine Wilson) and has a daughter (Chrissa).
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This week on The Ndustry... Hosts Akia Uwanda and Nicole Lester talk with a remarkable woman and notable actress, Lourdes Colon!
Lourdes has made a notable impression as a versatile actress. This statuesque Emmy nominated beauty starred in the CBS’ hit series Without A Trace, by playing Anna Rodriguez. She was the host on the TV show series "The Movie Time Showcase" on The Omni Broadcasting Network. She also appeared on The District, the TV series The Women of Brewster Place, and films like The Kiss, Blood Oranges, Time Served, A Fine Line, The Killer Within, Expandable, and Amor Brujo. She was a remarkable working actress until she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which led her through her battle with cancer. Being holistic herself, she wanted to try a unconventional method of fighting cancer that didn’t require radiation or chemotherapy, so she created a her own unique option called “Option C.” She and her husband documented her whole emotional process and called it Create Option c: My Journey Through Cancer. Through donations, she was able to afford an holistic center that helps cancer patients battle this horrendous disease through natural medicine, however her journey was far from easy.
Lourdes felt that the current system for treating cancer was flawed and too harsh on the human body that it does more harm than good. After watching the people she cared most about in her life disintegrate before her eyes, she became an advocate for her option, because she survived cancer by implementing her own process. With the help of Esai Morales, Lourdes is able to spread her news globally through her documentary.
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THIS WEEK, HOSTS AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER CHAT WITH GOSPEL SINGER, SONGWRITER, AUTHOR AND MINISTER OF MUSIC, GLENDA R. WILLIAMS! “Glenda is a catalyst for a movement in worship that will invite the glory of God as generations, denominations, and cultures worship-TOGETHER.
Glenda has a passion for leading worship and seeing God's people encounter his presence with passion. She got her start in Ministry at a young age and accepted the call as a Worship Leader over 13 years ago. Glenda has served as Worship Leader, Worship Coordinator, and Assistant Worship Leader in various denominations.
Glenda is a songwriter, author, clinician and dynamic worship leader. She is available for events that are meant to empower your worship teams, edify your congregation, glorify God, and unify the body.
"You Are" the single from the highly anticipated, upcoming project, was released July 15, 2014 and is available on ALL digital download outlets, such as ITunes, CD Baby, Google Play, and Amazon Mp3.
Glenda currently serves as a writer on the Executive Writing Team at worshipministry.com
On December 5th 2014, Glenda hosted her Live recording entitled Worship Until Heaven in Grand Rapids, Mi! It was a life transforming night of worship!”
November 17th, made her first appearance on Atlanta Live in Atlanta, GA.
Glenda was the 2015 Winner of the Bishop Benny Sloan Gospel Showcase in Charlotte, NC (Prize is appearance on Bobby Jones Presents)
Ministered at the Mid-day Mixer in Las Vegas, Nevada during Stellar Weekend. (Hosted by Carlos Hale and Urban Soul Café
On April 19th , Glenda made her first appearance on Bobby Jones Presents in Nashville, TN.
THIS WEEK, THE NDUSTRY LAUNCHES AN IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION ABOUT HAIR WITH COSMETOLOGICAL EXPERT AND AUTHOR, LATOYA JOHNSON-RAINEY ALONG WITH, BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND COACH C. NATHANIEL BROWN!
The Hair Commandments: Shalls and Shall Nots of Wigs, Weaves, and Natural Hair, co-written by LaToya Johnson-Rainey and bestselling author C. Nathaniel Brown, is a reference of dos, donts, tips and examples of everything hair from the combined view of hair stylists, dermatologists, beauty suppliers, distributors, and the consumer. It provides answers to the most commonly asked hair care questions, helps women save time and money, and ultimately have better hair experiences.
Join the conversation to learn and provide input about the following topics:
•How to shop for your wigs
•Differentiation between weave textures
•Tips to help transition to natural hair
•Hair growth techniques
•And much more
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Indie news innovators, Akia Uwanda and Nicole Lester of the Ndustry radio show talks with dedicated Life Coach and Author, GiGi Blackshear!
Gigi Blackshear is a dedicated member of Spirit of Life Worship Center, where she serves as Sunday school teacher and Steward Board member. As a Certified Christian Life Coach and founder of Conscious Choice Coaching, she teaches that we can all create the lives we desire one conscious choice at at time. Gigi has been writing for many years as a credit union marketer and newsletter editor. A passionate, motivational speaker, Gigi uses her gifts to lift the spirits of friends, family and strangers alike. A lifelong writer and journaler, Gigi realized her dream of becoming a published Author with the release of her first book, Thank You for the Pain: Poems and Reflections on the Journey to Gratitude in 2011 and has been a featured Author in Entrepreneur’s Anchor, Guidepost magazine and Ezine Articles.
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THIS WEEK ON THE NDUSTRY, HOSTS AKIA AND NICOLE, INTRODUCES BEAUTY EXPERT, TIESHIA "TIE" COOPER!
"Tie" is a highly motivated and accomplished professional esthetician and makeup artist. She started doing makeup and providing skincare services on her close family and friends. While working in the salon with her older sister, Tie discovered a natural talent for applying eyelashes and make-up; her exposure in the salon allowed her to showcase her work to experts and celebrities in the beauty industry. Although she has attained a Bachelor degree in Sociology and two Master degrees in Human Resources Management and Training, beauty and skincare has always been her passion and first love.
Her overall passion is to offer and deliver professional services beyond her client's expectation.Tie has had the opportunity to be trained by some of the beauty industry’s top professionals. She's also demonstrated her talents on a number of celebrities, models, bridal groups to disadvantaged individuals and professionals alike. She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender, ethnicity or character portrayal.
She is passionate about helping and empowering young girls and women and works closely with non-proft organizations. She produces annual events called Kiss & Makeup Class and Hi-BeauTea Party, which benefits non-profit organizations. She has also served on the Advisory Board for Cosmetology at Florida State College and taught makeup classes at Toni & Guy. Tie lives her motto: “It’s not about getting a blessing, it’s about being one.” Overall, she would like to be one of the leading beauty experts in the field to help women discover their internal and external beauty.
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Today on Cafe Inspiration we will speak to a young lady who has endured many difficult and painful circumstances, growing up as a child, and as a young adult. In the Cafe, she speaks about how she made several life-changing decisions that caused her to emerge from a negative environment and walk into a positive environment. Understanding the essential keys to creating her own environment, today, D’Atra Sykes is in a far better position to bring positivity into her life. D’Atra is in the process of writing a book about the many life considerations that she has learned. She is studying to become a life coach and a motivational speaker, with the desire to positively impact people that she encounters in everyday life. She has a remarkable story to share.
INDIE NEWS INNOVATORS, AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER EXPLORE THE TALENTS OF THE FLORIDA-BASED, MULTI-DEMENSIONAL ARTIST, CHRIS THOMAS!
Chris has been described as the best undiscovered talent in the area. He is not only known for his professional vocal talent but also as an exciting entertainer fashioned in the way of the great performers of years gone by such as Sinatra, Martin, and Davis. Full of soul and power, Chris also performs Motown favorites on up to the hits from artists of today.
Chris is also a professional dancer and owns Monarch Ballroom and Dance Studios in Jacksonville, Florida, where he has been preparing couples for their first dance for over 20 years.
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THE CHRIS THOMAS BAND performs for any type of event such as weddings, conventions, parties, charity fund raisers, anniversaries, awards nights, corporate functions as well as community events.
THIS WEEK, HOSTS AKIA UWANDA AND NICOLE LESTER INTERVIEW THE MULTI-TALENTED ACTOR, IAN VERDUN!
Ian has made a notable impression as a versatile mixed race actor. He has made a remarkable name for him as an actor, writer, and producer in the Hollywood industry. As a California Institute Of The Arts alumnus, Ian graduated with B.F.A. From there, he began his journey as a working actor where he guest starred in a few independent films and commercials.
His true success started from when Ian was placed in the ABC Diversity Showcase. From there, he starred in ABC’s Last Resort, General Hospital and Grey’s Anatomy. Recently, Ian wrote, produced and starred in his new pilot series Life’ s A Drag, a TV show centered around a failed actor (Verdun) who turns to the life of drag to make some extra money. This series explore sexuality, identity, and the crippling expectation that comes along with growing older.
Ian is an ambassador for bringing awareness to the lackluster amount of diversity in the Hollywood industry. He is also involved in varies charities that brings world equality towards genders and races.
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