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Disruption Now

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Phaedra Ellis Lamkins is the CEO of Promise, a payment technology platform that simplifies how people manage government payments like utilities, child support, parking tickets and more by offering customizable plans and providing digital paymen
Nick Hamilton, founder of Nitecast Media, as a guest speaker for your podcast Disruption Now! Nick Hamilton is the founder of Nitecast Media and a single father raising a young autistic son. He is an expert in balancing work and parenting, esp
Changing the narratives of what our kids learn is not only disruptive, but it's a long overdue change.   On top of that, changing the system to adapt to the individual needs of kids is the way to guarantee that future generations can move forwa
We interviewed John Rogers, Founder, and Co-CEO of Ariel Investments about his journey and his recommendations to close the racial income gap in America. What You will learn-Why long-term investors and corporate leaders should view addressing e
Former VP of Sales & Business Development at Med1 Healthcare Group, where Yaya was instrumental in building a solid company footprint in several African and Caribbean countries. Prior to Med1, he worked as VP of Product at Rally Health (formerl
RareBreed Ventures is a pre-seed fund that invests in exceptional founders outside of large tech ecosystems, earlier than everyone else. Unlike other pre-seed funds, RareBreed takes a concentrated portfolio approach by writing checks of up to $
Clarence Wooten is a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur with a track record of success spanning back to 1999 when his debut Internet startup, ImageCafe.com, was acquired for $23 million by Network Solutions (Nasdaq: NSOL) just 7-months after it l
The barriers for diverse artists are real but so are the opportunities. Learn how to create opportunities outside of traditional models. Fireside Chat from the Art and Equity Summit with artists Mark Phi and Jay Kalagayan.Jay B. Kalagayan (MeSs
Reed has nearly 30 years of experience in the film and TV industry — and over 50 movies under her belt — as an Emmy-winning casting director and producer.  She is behind the breakout movie roles for some of Hollywood's brightest stars, includin
We believe that black art should mean black equity. Art has always been an effective tool for social change, but black and brown artists haven’t always gotten the equity they deserve. For too long, equity has gone through black and brown artist
Noelle Silver is a technical evangelist at heart and enjoys spreading the good news about what it’s like to work in the field of emerging technology.  She is passionate about Mindful Leadership, work-life harmony and empowering people to achiev
Nina Turner grew up the oldest of seven children to working class parents in Northeast Ohio. Turner has dedicated her life to fighting for the underserved, working class and working poor.  In 2020, as national co-chair of Bernie Sanders preside
Actor, Filmmaker and Poet David Bianchi created the first spoken word NFT. The NFT focused on the continuing injustice of police brutality in America. His piece was sold for over $12,000 and all funds went to the George Floyd Memorial fund. Dav
ZuCot Gallery the largest African-American owned fine art gallery in the Southeast. ZuCot’s mission is to promote original works of art by living African American artists and provide both novice and seasoned collectors with meaningful and uniqu
Damian Hoskins is the General Manager of Elementz an organization focused on providing hope and catalyzing change for the young people in the urban core through hip-hop culture. 
In 2014, Jabari had the idea for a genre amplification company and launched COLORS Worldwide, Inc., an ecosystem designed to incorporate multiple underserved genres through live events, festivals, and content creation.
 Ryan Wilson is co-founder of The Gathering Spot, a private membership club focused on black entrepreneurship. Wilson talks about how they expanded despite social distancing amid the pandemic. Ryan Wilson is the Co-Founder and CEO of TGS Holdin
Manny has had the opportunity to work with brands and mentors to hone and develop skills in brand management & growth, sponsorship consulting, retail development, strategic planning, account management and brand activation – across a diverse po
Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton Buchholz was born the middle of three girls in the rural town of Little Africa, South Carolina. Following a family tragedy, at the tender age of 8 years old, she told her mom she wanted to be a doctor. From that day forwar
Tamika Mallory is a nationally recognized civil rights activist and seasoned community organizer. She served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network under Reverend Al Sharpton. Mallory was the co-chair of the Wome
Why an investor super-power should be the ability to recognize founder talent with non-traditional backgrounds.What cities can do to build inclusive economiesWhy Venture Capitalists should be pissed off about income inequality.An emerging West
Less than 1 percent of all U.S. engineering bachelor's degrees go to African-American women.  As a Black Woman,  Kristina  Newton has experienced doubt and isolation due to lack of representation, mentorship, and upward mobility opportunities;
What you will learn in this episodeThe issue with Black Lives Matter and law enforcement is not new but a continuous cycle.How the FBI infiltrated black leadership organizations to divide and conquer.How the media perpetuates a false equivalenc
We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment
We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment
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