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    Patrice Gaines, Author, Speaker, Writing Coach

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    Patrice has written two books about her journey—the autobiographical Laughing In The Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color— A Journey from Prison to Power; and the self-help Moments of Grace—Meeting the Challenge to Change. She has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was featured on a segment of NBC Dateline. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Essence, the New York Times Magazine and BlackAmericaweb.com. She has been a commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Blues and Notes”.
     
    Today, Patrice is a freelance writer, teacher, coach to new writers and a motivational speaker. She tells her story at colleges, conferences, prisons and drug rehabilitation programs around the country. She is a “justice reform activist,” who encourages discussions on forgiveness in her lectures and coaxes people to redefine “justice.” Her goal is to drastically change the U.S. judicial system and prison industry
     
     
     
    Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People. Every Tuesday and Thursday.

  • 00:31

    Kimberla Lawson Roby, Author of THE REVEREND’S WIFE

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    New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 16 novels which include SECRET OBSESSION, LOVE, HONOR, and BETRAY, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR, A DEEP DARK SECRET, THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, ONE IN A MILLION, SIN NO MORE, LOVE & LIES, CHANGING FACES, THE BEST-KEPT SECRET, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING, A TASTE OF REALITY, IT’S A THIN LINE, CASTING THE FIRST STONE, HERE AND NOW, and her debut title, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, and which was originally self-published through her own company, Lenox Press. Her novels have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times and those in USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, The Dallas Morning News, and The Austin Chronicle to name a few and both BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and CASTING THE FIRST STONE were #1 Blackboard bestsellers for four consecutive months in both 1997 and 2000. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS was the #1 Blackboard Best-selling book for paperback fiction in 1997.
    Each of Kimberla’s novels has dealt with very real issues, including corruption within the church, social status, gambling addiction, infidelity, single motherhood, infertility, sibling rivalry and jealousy, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental illness, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, overweight issues, and female illnesses to name a few.
    Kimberla resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.  Her 17th novel, THE REVEREND’S WIFE will be released Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
    ***Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People. Every Tuesday 5:00pm**

  • 00:30

    Patrice Gaines, Author, Speaker, Writing Coach

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    Author, Speaker, Writing Coach.
    Patrice has written two books about her journey—the autobiographical Laughing In The Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color— A Journey from Prison to Power; and the self-help Moments of Grace—Meeting the Challenge to Change. She has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was featured on a segment of NBC Dateline. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Essence, the New York Times Magazine and BlackAmericaweb.com. She has been a commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Blues and Notes”.
    Today, Patrice is a freelance writer, teacher, coach to new writers and a motivational speaker. She tells her story at colleges, conferences, prisons and drug rehabilitation programs around the country. She is a “justice reform activist,” who encourages discussions on forgiveness in her lectures and coaxes people to redefine “justice.” Her goal is to drastically change the U.S. judicial system and prison industry
     
    ***Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People. Every Tuesday****

  • 00:31

    Nisa Muhammad, Founder Wedded Bliss Foundation

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    Nisa Muhammad is the founder of Wedded Bliss Foundation, a community-based organization helping teens, singles and couples create healthy relationships and healthy marriages so more children grow up with the benefits of a two-parent family. Her work includes being the creator of Black Marriage Day, which started in 2002 as an opportunity for communities to celebrate marriage in very unique ways. 
    Black Marriage Day is the fourth Sunday in March. The first one was held in 2003 with 30 cities participating. It has grown to close to 300 communities conducting celebrations in 2010.
    Mrs. Muhammad collaborated w/Dr. Rozario Slack to develop a marriage education curriculum called Basic Training for Couples.  This work is the result of their research, dedication and commitment to help underserved couples form & sustain healthy marriages.  This work was featured on CNN’s Black in America 2 as pioneering in strengthening marriage in the Black community.
    Wedded Bliss Foundation is Ms. Muhammad's vision to bring resources, support and direction to the Black community so healthy marriages become the norm rather than the exception.  Her goal is to help those in need of marriage education services be able to form and sustain healthy marriages.
     
    ***Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People. Every Tuesday***

  • 00:32

    Tori Hartman, The Spiritual Club

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    Tori Hartman, Inc. offers a line of spiritual accessories designed to manifest miracles of transformation in the everyday lives of our customers. The concept is simple: provide tangible products and rituals that serve as doorways to the enchantments and powers of the Universe. The objective: make personal abundance attainable to every person who strives for change. At Tori Hartman, Inc., we believe that the powers of transformation lie within. Our products guide the way to attracting those things our customers seek through intention, such as money, relationships and employment. Our spiritually connected team works to collaborate and deliver miracles with every item offered. Products are available online and through wholesale and retail channels. We look forward to sharing our blessings with you. Welcome to the spiritual journey of growth and happiness.
     
    ***Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People. Every Tuesday 1:00pm****

  • 00:31

    Nisa Muhammad, Founder Wedded Bliss Foundation

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    Nisa Muhammad is the founder of Wedded Bliss Foundation, a community-based organization helping teens, singles and couples create healthy relationships and healthy marriages so more children grow up with the benefits of a two-parent family. Her work includes being the creator of Black Marriage Day, which started in 2002 as an opportunity for communities to celebrate marriage in very unique ways. 
    Black Marriage Day is the fourth Sunday in March. The first one was held in 2003 with 30 cities participating. It has grown to close to 300 communities conducting celebrations in 2010.
    Mrs. Muhammad collaborated w/Dr. Rozario Slack to develop a marriage education curriculum called Basic Training for Couples.  This work is the result of their research, dedication and commitment to help underserved couples form & sustain healthy marriages.  This work was featured on CNN’s Black in America 2 as pioneering in strengthening marriage in the Black community.
    Wedded Bliss Foundation is Ms. Muhammad's vision to bring resources, support and direction to the Black community so healthy marriages become the norm rather than the exception.  Her goal is to help those in need of marriage education services be able to form and sustain healthy marriages.
    ****Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People. Every Tuesday 1:00pm***

  • 00:32

    Linda Dominique Grosvenor, Author & Marriage Coach, PT 2

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    Our favorite marriage coach Linda Dominique Grosvenor and her Husband Calvin are continuing the "Love Better" discussion.
    Linda Dominique Groasvenor is the  author of the very popular book, The Plural Thing.
     
    ***Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People.***
    Every Tuesday 1:00pm est.

  • 00:31

    Linda Dominique Grosvenor, Author & Marriage Coach, PT 1

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    "How to Get The Love You Want"
    Our favorite marriage coach is BACK! Linda Dominique Grosvenor, author of the Plural Thing  with her husband Calvin to talk about marriage!  This will be a two-part discussion continuing Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
     
    ****Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People.*** Every Tuesday 1:00pm est.

  • 00:30

    Wayne Bennett, Publisher & Founder of the "Field Negro" Blog

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    Wayne Bennett is an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Mr. Bennett acts as a magistrate for the first Judicial District’s Domestic Relations Division and has his own private criminal defense practice.   He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania.       Mr. Bennett has written articles on child support and the state of urban families, and is involved with various civic charities, community organizations, and various boards in the Philadelphia area.  
    Mr. Bennett is the founder and publisher of the Field Negro blog which has received numerous awards and honors and has been featured in publications such as GQ Magazine, Essence, the New York Times; and the Los Angeles Times.   Mr. Bennett has appeared on NPR’s News & Notes, the Eric Dyson Show, The Walter Olney Show, and various other news programs.     Mr. Bennett is married and resides in Northeast, Philadelphia. Field Negro Blog  
    ****Great Conversations With The Most Interesting People.**** Every Tuesday 1:00pm est.

  • 00:29

    Kevin Elliott, aka The Well Fed Black Writer

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    K. Elliott, aka The Well Fed Black Writer, penned his first novel, Entangled, in 2003. Although he was offered multiple signing deals, Elliott decided to found his own publishing company, Urban Lifestyle Press. Bookstore by bookstore, street vendor by street vendor, Elliott took to the road selling his story. He did not go unnoticed, selling 50,000 units in his first year and earning a spot on the Essence Magazine Bestsellers list. Since Entangled, Elliott has published five titles of his own and two more on behalf of authors signed to Urban Lifestyle Press. For one book, The Ski Mask Way, Elliott was selected to co-author with hip-hop superstar 50 Cent. Along the way, he has continued to look for innovative ways to push his books to his fans while keeping down his overhead. Not wanting to keep such valuable experience to himself, Elliott did two things. First, in 2010 he forged his vision of low-cost publishing by in 21 Black Street, an eBookstore to mirror a traditional African-American themed bookstore - except it could totally cuts out a publisher's printing costs. Second, Elliott created the Well-Fed Black Writer, a blog for authors to find life-hacking tips for more efficient, effective self-publishing. The Well-Fed Black Writer includes podcasts, video and blog posts, all to help aspiring authors turn their manuscripts into publishing success stories.
      The book Treasure Hunter along with all my titles are on Amazon.
     
     
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  • 00:32

    Donna Britt, Author of Brothers (& Me) A Memoir.

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    Welcoming author Donna Britt to talk about her beautiful memoir Brothers (& Me).
    Donna was born in Gary, Indiana, the sole daughter in a family of four. Choosing to attend Hampton University in Virginia, Donna majored in film there, and went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. During her last year in Ann Arbor, her older brother Darrell was shot to death by Gary police. Donna was so traumatized that she had trouble speaking her brother’s name for years. She managed to graduate from Michigan and was hired by the Detroit Free Press. She spent seven years there, and then moved on to USA Today.
    Education
    Hampton University, undergraduate degree; University of Michigan, master’s degree.
    Career
    Detroit Free Press, staff writer, 1978-85; USA Today, staff writer, 1985-89; Washington Post, began as a features writer, 1989, then as a Metro columnist, 1990 to 2008; recently a columnist for Politics Daily from 2009-2010
    Awards
    Nominated for Pulitzer Prize in journalism, 1990; Distinguished Writing Award for commentary and column writing, American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1994; Salute to Excellence Awards, National Association of Black Journalists, 1990; The American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors