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  • 01:10

    The Ndustry Talks with Author, Speaker, and Wordsmith Extraordinaire, Omar Tyree

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    This week, Ndustry Hosts, Akia Uwanda and Nicole Lester, Interview Famed and Beloved Author, Omar Tyree. 


    Omar is a New York Times best-selling author, journalist, lecturer, poet, screenwriter, songwriter, playwrite, host, blogger, publishing consultant and literacy advocate, who has won a 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction, a 2008 Citation from the City Council of Philadelphia for the African-American Children's Book Fair, and a 2010 HBCU Legends Award for his tiresome work in urban literacy.


    Along with dozens of literacy awards from various national organizations, Tyree has founded and formed his own nonprofit arm of the Urban Literacy Project (ULP), where he highlights “The 5 Key Components of Literacy” (Reading, Writing, Thinking, Visualization and Application). He published 12 Brown Boys for young urban readers in September of 2008 and continues his tireless community work in urban literacy.


    Most recently, Omar Tyree's urban classic Flyy Girl trilogy novel series was optioned for a feature film production by Code Black and Lions Gate Films, starring Love & Basketball Sanaa Lathan. And on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Tyree will launch his new publishing imprint OTI (Omar Tyree Incorporated) with the explosive release of his latest and most timely novel, All Access.


    For more information on his career work and various titles, please view his web site @ www.OmarTyree.com


    Tune in to the live show via mobile at 718-766-4964 or online.


     

  • 01:02

    THE NDUSTRY SPEAKS WITH COMEDIAN & PERSONALITY, ATRAIN!

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    TONIGHT, ON THE NDUSTRY, WE HOST COMEDIAN, OUR FANS' FAVORITE... ATRAIN!!!!


    Always coming at you like a locomotive, you can catch Comedian and Radio Personality A-Train steamrolling stages across the country spouting about life as the baby of seven to a single mom. Before hitting the road with his homegrown brand of comedy, A-Train was co-host of the #1 drive-time local radio show in its market in Jacksonville, FL and also spent two and a half years as house emcee of Florida’s largest comedy room, The Comedy Club of Jacksonville. Host of the ultimate entertainment experience, A-TrainLive! with Comedian A-Train and Friends, he’s not done too shabbily for a career that was launched on a dare.


    While he has put in tremendous hours studying all the greats, his upbringing, hysterical family dynamic, and clean sets have proven to be the catalyst and winning edge for A-Train’s professional career in comedy. As an emcee and corporate host/facilitator, A-Train’s client list is extensive. Cigna Global, United Way, WhiteWave and The City of Jacksonville are among a few of his satisfied clientele. He is the first and only comedian in the city’s 37-year history to host the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in Jacksonville, Florida, the second largest jazz festival in the country and voted in the Top 20 Best. He has traveled and opened for his beloved mentor DL Hughley, as well as opening for Bill Bellamy, Dave Coulier, Elayne Boosler, Keith Robinson, Pete Lee, Rich Vos, Orny Adams, James Yun, and Country Wayne. He’s featured for Julie Scoggins, Ali Siddiq, Zainab Johnson, Pierre Edwards and shared the stage with Malik S, Mike Bonner, Ambrose Jones, Steve Brown, and so many more. He has hosted for Erica Campbell, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, Big Daddy Kane, Miles Jaye, and former NFL Players Donovan Darius and Frank D. Murphy, Jr.  TUNE-IN FROM 7-8 PM EST. LISTEN VIA MOBILE AT 718-766-4964 OR ONLINE

  • 01:05

    THE NDUSTRY SPEAKS WITH ACTOR, WRITER LESLIE ZEMEKIS

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    THIS WEEK ON THE NDUSTRY, WE SPEAK WITH THE BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED, LESLIE ZMEKIS!


     


    Leslie Zemeckis is an actress, writer and award-winning documentarian. She co-wrote Staar a one-woman cabaret show which was the origin for the mockumentary she wrote and produced entitled Staar: She’d Rather be a Mistress, starring Carrie Fisher, Jeffrey Tambor and Fabio. She also wrote, produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary Behind the Burly Q, the true story of old-time burlesque in America. The film aired on Showtime and was championed by such publications as USA Today and The New Yorker revealing the never-before told stories of the men and women who worked in burlesque during its Golden Age. Her latest film as writer/producer/director is the award-winning documentary Bound by Flesh, which chronicles an important part of American entertainment from a bygone era, delving into the world of circus and carnival life in the early part of the 20th Century. Her book Behind the Burly Q, published by Skyhorse in June 2013, is the definitive oral history of burlesque as told by the original stars themselves. Her current book, Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr, is published by Counterpoint Press. Zemeckis is currently wrapping up her next documentary on the world's first female tiger trainer, Mabel Stark.


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  • 01:04

    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE & AUTHOR, MICHELE ROLLE

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    TUNE-IN, THIS SUNDAY AT 7 PM TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL, CANCER PREVENTION ADVOCATE AND AUTHOR, MICHELE ROLLE!


     


    Michele J. Rolle is a Mammography healthcare specialist in Richmond, Virginia, and has been compassionately committed for more than 25 years to educating and mentoring women in the value of breast health. Michele works for Virginia Women’s Center a prominent Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in Richmond, Virginia and has represented them as a Chief Mammography Technologist in her appearances on television, radio, and newspaper, and has been quoted in many publications. Her article “The Power of Caring for others” on domestic violence and Complicit at First …A Mammographers Story was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch weekly features, “In Her Shoes” and “Life” sections. Michele is a member of The James River Writers. She is often requested to lecture on topics ranging from Women’s Health issues to the Craft of Writing.


     


    Michele has infused this same enthusiasm and expertise into her debut memoir, Invisible Warrior, an inspiring narrative that lays bare the struggles of her youth, and invites us to join in her triumphs despite discouraging statistical odds.


     


     Michele J. Rolle is a wife to Howard, a mother to four grown daughters and a Nana to four grandchildren. Michele and Howard make their home in Richmond, Virginia.


     


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  • 01:01

    The Ndustry Presents Community Advocate, Writer and Author LaKita Gordon.

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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.


    TUNE INTO THE LIVE INTERVIEW. LISTEN VIA MOBILE AT 718-766-4964 OR ONLINE. 

  • 01:03

    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS RELATIONSHIP ADVISOR & AUTHOR, K.S. LEWIS

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    THIS WEEK, THE NDUSTRY RADIO SHOW HAS AN INTIMATE INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR, PERSONALITY, SPEAKER AND RELATIONSHIP EXPERT, K.S. LEWIS!


    Join us as we talk with her about her newest public release, "The Game According to Life" is her book debut, although she's been writing since she was a child. This thought-provoking book explores the highs and lows of relationships through the eyes of Life, a young woman navigating her way through the Game. Experience her poignant and oftentimes comical "coming of age" journey as a conversation starter with other young women, daughters and friends.


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  • The Ndustry Introduces Indie Actress Tia Latrell

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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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  • 01:21

    The Ndustry Introduces Authors, Dr. Catherine Barnes and Crystal Lewis

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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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  • 01:20

    The Ndustry Introduces Instrumental Music Extraordinaire, Larry Wilson, Jr.

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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).


    JOIN US FOR THE LIVE INTERVIEW! LISTEN ONLINE OR VIA MOBILE AT 718-766-4964.  THE ON-DEMAND VERSION WILL BE AVAILABLE PROMPTLY AFTER THE LIVE BROADCAST.

  • 01:01

    The Ndustry Talks With Actress, Lourdes Colon!

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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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  • 00:59

    The Ndustry Presents Famed Celebrity Chef Kev Winston

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    THE NDUSTRY PRESENTS ONE OF THE EAST COAST'S MOST PHENOMENAL CHEFS, CELEBRITY CHEF KEVIN WINSTON II!  Growing up working his my family’s renowned Kansas City BBQ restaurant, Chef Kevin Winton II has always felt most at home in the kitchen. For him, it has always been a place that represented passion, creative freedom and family.


    In 2009, he took a leap of faith and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, California to pursue his dream of studying culinary arts. It was during this time that he developed his signature style, combining classical culinary training with his downhome upbringing to create nourishing, satisfying food packed with flavor.


    He was blessed to work alongside some of this generation’s most well respected chefs, including Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck  – a thriving community he loves and the place, he, his wife and two young sons, currently call home. These experiences, paired with filling every role from slinging fast-paced orders on the line to overseeing the entire operation as Chef de Cuisine at restaurants from coast to coast, have refined his skills and palate while allowing me to collect new, exciting flavors and techniques to add to my repertoire.


    Today,  he offers Charlotte, North Carolina's most comprehensive personal chef placement services and am privileged to call myself Personal Chef to pop superstars and professional athletes, including Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers and Lance Stephenson of the LA Clippers. Catering tours for recording artists Justin Bieber, Chris Daughtry and Mindless Behavior have been career highlights for him. It is a true honor for him to be invited into the homes of people like Brendan Haywood of the Cleveland Cavaliers and former NBA player and current Phoenix Suns Assistant Coach, Earl Watson, to cook for them.


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