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Sisters and founders of Jolie Noire fashion line featured in Target, Christian singer, Keyondra Lockett & Celebrity Fashion Designer, Kim Lockett reveal how their journey from having the dream to seeing their product in stores. Topics CoveredTell us about Jolie Noire. How did it start? What does the brand represent? What is the most rewarding part of being the founders of Jolie Noire?What the Jolie Noire design process?More on Keyondra & Kim LockettThe Christian singer/songwriter, billboard #1 chart-topping, and two-time Stellar Award nominee, Keyondra Lockett and her Atlanta based celebrity fashion stylist sister, Kim Lockett are the founders of Jolie Noire, a luxury, essential ware brand that recently launched in Target stores nationwide. The premium brand was created in 2019 to celebrate Black diversity and inclusion while offering stylish, high fashion essential wear for both women and men. Its wearable, size inclusive (XS-6XL) collection includes tops, bottoms, matching sets and accessories, custom designed in-house by the duo.More of Jolie NoireJolie Noire, “Pretty Black” in French, is a luxury essential-wear brand for women and men that is built on the belief that Black is beautiful. Founded by Atlanta-based blood sisters Keyondra and Kim Lockett, Jolie Noire is an effort to level the playing field, and change the meaning, emotions, and values associated with black. Color is something that doesn't come pre labeled, we label it... At Jolie Noire, we choose to believe that black, like other colors, is beautiful! For more information, visit https://joliexnoire.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
As an multi-faceted award winning entertainment industry veteran, Shaun Robinson, with her experience of success in all formats of media provides insight into what it takes to get to the top of you industry as well as how to pivot into new markets and industries.Topics CoveredBuilding then redirecting your brand.Trust and faith in your intuition.Finding your voice.Getting past the noise and no's.More on Shaun RobinsonEmmy Award-winning journalist, television host, author, producer, actress, philanthropist and girls’ empowerment activist Shaun Robinson is a true role model. Shaun has won the respect and admiration of millions of daily television viewers throughout her career, including her work as host of the entertainment show, Access Hollywood. Shaun has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest stars and covered the red carpets and hosted the official pre-shows for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Grammy’s. Coming from a strong background in television news, Shaun has contributed reports to NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC and CNN. Shaun is also familiar to millions of dedicated fans as host and executive producer of the worldwide mega-hit series 90 Day Fiance’s Tell All Reunion on TLC - the series airing in 168 countries and territories. The Tell All Reunion show rated the Number #1 show in America.* Shaun is also host and executive producer of the new 90 Day Bares All talk/variety show on Discovery Plus. "This Detroit native is shining on both sides of the camera"Shaun Robinson has new projects in the worksMore on A Seven Deadly Sins SeriesShaun is the executive producer of two new Lifetime original movies, Wrath (which premiered on April 16) and Greed (premiering on April 23) – the next two installments of the network’s Seven Deadly Sins Movie Anthology. Shaun made her debut last year (2021) as a movie executive producer with Lust and Envy, which began the anthology. Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story premiered on Lifetime. It stars Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child fame), Tina Knowles-Lawson (Beyonce’s mom), Romeo Miller (who many remember as Lil’ Romeo) and Antonio Cupo."WRATH" trailerGreed: A Seven Deadly Sins Story stars Monique Coleman, LisaRaye McCoy, Eric Benet and Nathan Witte."GREED" trailerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Executive producer Shaun Robinson returns to discuss the next installment of her Seven the Sins Series featured on. Lifetime original movies, "Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story" and "Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Story." Sisters and founders of Jolie Noire fashion line featured in Target, Keyondra & Kim Lockett reveal how their journey from having the dream to seeing there product in stores. Topics CoveredShaun Robinson hosted Access Hollywood for more than 10 years.Troubles transitioning from in front of the camera to behind the scenes.The S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, which nurtures and supports under-served and underrepresented girls and young women in the areas of Stem, Health, Arts, Unity, Neighborhoods. Tell us about Jolie Noire. How did it start? What does the brand represent? What is the most rewarding part of being the founders of Jolie Noire?What the Jolie Noire design process?More On Shaun RobinsonEmmy Award-winning journalist, television host, author, producer, actress, philanthropist and girls’ empowerment activist Shaun Robinson is a true role model. Shaun has won the respect and admiration of millions of daily television viewers throughout her career, including her work as host of the entertainment show, Access Hollywood. Shaun has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest stars and covered the red carpets and hosted the official pre-shows for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Grammy’s. Coming from a strong background in television news, Shaun has contributed reports to NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC and CNN. Shaun is also familiar to millions of dedicated fans as host and executive producer of the worldwide mega-hit series 90 Day Fiance’s Tell All Reunion on TLC - the series airing in 168 countries and territories. The Tell All Reunion show rated the Number #1 show in America.* Shaun is also host and executive producer of the new 90 Day Bares All talk/variety show on Discovery Plus. More on Keyondra & Kim LockettThe Christian singer/songwriter, billboard #1 chart-topping, and two-time Stellar Award nominee, Keyondra Lockett and her Atlanta based celebrity fashion stylist sister, Kim Lockett are the founders of Jolie Noire, a luxury, essential ware brand that recently launched in Target stores nationwide. The premium brand was created in 2019 to celebrate Black diversity and inclusion while offering stylish, high fashion essential wear for both women and men. Its wearable, size inclusive (XS-6XL) collection includes tops, bottoms, matching sets and accessories, custom designed in-house by the duo. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sonia Balfour-Fears is a Financial Advisor and Global Sports & Entertainment Director with Morgan Stanley. She founded the Fears Group, which was Merrill Lynch’s first and only African American mother-daughter wealth management team. Her daughters Rhea and Ayanna join her as we discuss the purpose of The Fears Group, and how they plan on impacting they community. Topics Covered1 year anniversary at Morgan Stanley.Teamed with my daughter and have a 2nd daughter joining the team.Educate people about finances, establishing a financial plan and investing in the capital markets to achieve their goals.How can you close the Black wealth gap?Increasing Diversity in investments. How to begin investing in Hot StocksMore on The Fears GroupThe Fears Group is a family practice that strives to help our clients establish a strong financial foundation and build wealth for future generations. With over 57 years of experience in the financial services industry, we take pride in educating our clients and helping them navigate the nuances behind financial decisions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In this episode of Money Making Conversations the legendary Regina Taylor drops in to discuss her newest role in the the Anthology series on Showtime "The First Lady." She discusses the respect she has for the character she is playing and how she relates to past roles. We speak on the HBO limited series "Lovecraft Country" and "I'll Fly Away" the series that awarded her a a Golden Globe.More On Regina TaylorTaylor’s first film was the made-for-TV movie Crisis at Central High, starring Joanne Woodward, in which she portrayed Minniejean Brown, one of the first Black students to integrate the Arkansas school system. Taylor next garnered praise for her role as Mrs. Carter, a drug-addicted mother in 1989's Lean on Me, alongside Morgan Freeman. Other film roles include Spike Lee’s Clockers, Saturday Church and Losing Isaiah.More recently, Taylor was seen in the mind-bending Lovecraft Country (Jordan Peele, J. J. Abrams, Mischa Greene); The Wonder Years (Saladin K. Patterson, Lee Daniels, Marc Valez, Fred Savage); Red Line (Ava DuVernay); All Day and a Night (Joe Robert Cole, Jeffrey Wright, Ashton Sanders); Blue Bloods (Tom Selleck); Black List; and Dig.In yet another tribute to the actress, the Dallas Independent School District is rebuilding L. G. Pinkston High School, where Taylor was a student, and naming the new Fine Arts Department for Regina Taylor.More On The First LadyIn addition to Taylor, the new anthology drama stars Oscar®, Emmy® and Tony winner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), as former first lady Michelle Obama, Oscar and Emmy nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) as Betty Ford and Emmy and Screen Actors Guild winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) as Eleanor Roosevelt. “Michelle Obama has always credited her mother as being an inspirational role model,” Taylor said. “Her mother and father were absolute pillars of strength, encouraging her to pursue her dreams, let no one deter her and to not get in her own way. It was crucial for Michelle Obama, as the first Black woman in the White House, to bring along her essential source of strength – her mother, Marian Robinson.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
This week on Money Making Conversations I am joined by the amazing Regina Taylor to discuss her role in the anthology series the "The First Lady" as the mother of Michelle Obama. We revisit all of Regina's great roles including "Lean On Me," "I'll Fly Away," and "Lovecraft Country" and how she has excelled in playing real individuals. Sonia Balfours-Fears returns with her daughters Ayanna and Rhea. Together they sounded The Fears Group at Morgan Stanley financial planning family practice.Topics CoveredOwning your Acting VoiceEmbodying Real Life CharactersPressure and Responsibility as an ActorBeing a Black Woman in the Financial IndustryJourney from Meryl Lynch to Morgan StanleyCreatingBuilding trust as Financial AdvisorMore on "The First Lady"In addition to Taylor, the new anthology drama stars Oscar®, Emmy® and Tony winner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), as former first lady Michelle Obama, Oscar and Emmy nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) as Betty Ford and Emmy and Screen Actors Guild winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) as Eleanor Roosevelt.“Michelle Obama has always credited her mother as being an inspirational role model,” Taylor said. “Her mother and father were absolute pillars of strength, encouraging her to pursue her dreams, let no one deter her and to not get in her own way. It was crucial for Michelle Obama, as the first Black woman in the White House, to bring along her essential source of strength – her mother, Marian Robinson.”More on The Fears GroupThe Fears Group is a family practice that strives to help our clients establish a strong financial foundation and build wealth for future generations. With over 57 years of experience in the financial services industry, we take pride in educating our clients and helping them navigate the nuances behind financial decisions. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On this episode of Money Making Conversations Master Class I am joined by luxury celebrity fashion designer, Morehouse graduate & founder of the Morehouse Polo Team, Miguel Wilson. We discuss transition from a corporate career to a creative career.Topics CoveredGoing from a corporate career to a creative career as a fashion designerHow Miguel Wilson's love for polo influenced his career as a luxury good providerHow to identify what was missing in your target market. Finding support from community as a black designerCo-founder of the Morehouse Polo Team, the first-ever HBCU polo team.More on Miguel WilsonAn international menswear designer, Miguel Wilson is recognized as an authority on men’s fashion and an expert on weddings, particularly when it comes to groomswear.He is the founder/CEO of the Miguel Wilson Collection, a boutique formal wear design business for men, and one of the only menswear designers that specifically carries a Wedding Collection for grooms and groomsmen.For over 20 years, the Washington D.C. native designed suits, sportcoats, trousers, shirts and accessories for men with a long client list that includes celebrities and other high-profile people including Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor Jamal Bryant, Hollywood producer Will Packer, rappers 2 Chainz and Waka Flocka, and Real Housewives of Atlanta husbands Peter Thomas, Todd Tucker, and Michael Sterling, just to name a few.He currently maintains four locations in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Miami, and New York City, while also traveling around the world to accommodate his clients and providing his services virtually.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Motivated by a passion to help African American Women remove foot pain and unsightly scars, Dr. Yolanda Ragland shares how to have healthy feet. As founder of “Fix Your Feet ®” focuses on the surgical correction of painful and embarrassing forefoot deformities, including bunions and hammertoes, using the Tiara-Toe™ technique is the brainchild of Dr. Yolanda Ragland, AKA Queen of Toes™.Topics CoveredAre high heels safe to wear all the time?A unique reason Dr. Ragland loves Kanye’s shoes (and it’s not what many may think)What is Tiara Toe TechniqueHow her practice is different than any other podiatry practice in the worldMore on Dr. Yolanda RaglandAs a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Yolanda Ragland is a Podiatric Surgeon.She maintains offices on Park Avenue in New York City and the Washington Metro area, Bowie, Maryland. The focus of her practice is bunion and hammertoe correction. Her trade secret Tiara ToeTM technique leaves patients with “sandal-ready feet” and little to no visible scarring aftertheir surgical procedure.Dr. Ragland’s goal is to help women be successful by supporting them with a strong foundation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In this episode of Money Making Conversations Master Class Dr. Yolanda Ragland discusses best tips and practices to taking care of your feet and how she became the only podiatrist focusing on foot health in the black community. Also after opening multiple fashion boutiques in Atlanta including Phipps Plaza, celebrity menswear designer, Miguel Wilson, shares his journey from corporate to creative. Topics CoveredAre high heels safe to wear all the time?A unique reason Dr. Ragland loves Kanye’s shoes (and it’s not what many may think)Going from a corporate career to a creative career as a fashion designerHow Miguel Wilson's love for polo influenced his career as a luxury good providerHow to identify what was missing in your target market. Finding support from community as a black designerCo-founder of the Morehouse Polo Team, the first-ever HBCU polo team.More on Dr. Yolanda RaglandAs a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Yolanda Ragland is a Podiatric Surgeon.She maintains offices on Park Avenue in New York City and the Washington Metro area, Bowie, Maryland. The focus of her practice is bunion and hammertoe correction. Her trade secret Tiara ToeTM technique leaves patients with “sandal-ready feet” and little to no visible scarring aftertheir surgical procedure.Dr. Ragland’s goal is to help women be successful by supporting them with a strong foundation.More on Miguel WilsonAn international menswear designer, Miguel Wilson is recognized as an authority on men’s fashion and an expert on weddings, particularly when it comes to groomswear.He is the founder/CEO of the Miguel Wilson Collection, a boutique formal wear design business for men, and one of the only menswear designers that specifically carries a Wedding Collection for grooms and groomsmen.For over 20 years, the Washington D.C. native designed suits, sportcoats, trousers, shirts and accessories for men with a long client list that includes celebrities and other high-profile people including Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor Jamal Bryant, Hollywood producer Will Packer, rappers 2 Chainz and Waka Flocka, and Real Housewives of Atlanta husbands Peter Thomas, Todd Tucker, and Michael Sterling, just to name a few.He currently maintains four locations in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Miami, and New York City, while also traveling around the world to accommodate his clients and providing his services virtually.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
As we near the end of Financial Literacy month, Dr. Lynn Richardson returns, to provide insight into how to invest in any circumstance. She breaks down how life insurance can be used as an investment and an asset. She shares tips, answers callers questions and more!Topic CoveredHow to pick life insuranceHow to make your life insurance work for you.What are some ideas to get some extra income?Eliminating debtIncreasing incomeSaving moreMore on Dr. Lynn RichardsonLynn Richardson is an author, entertainment executive, & celebrity financial coach who uses her quick wit and humorous presentation style to help others achieve personal, professional, and spiritual harmony. Featured on the Steve Harvey Daytime TV Show, and on BET, Hallmark, ABC and dozens of media outlets, Lynn is COO of MC Lyte's Sunni Gyrl Entertainment, President of Hip Hop Sisters Foundation & she served as Chief of Operations of Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network, where she works closely with celebrities on global empowerment programs for women, youth and hip hop urban professionals.Lynn became one of the nation's top mortgage professionals after helping a lady with 4 bankruptcies and 2 foreclosures become a successful homeowner in less than 9 months. In 2006, Richardson joined JP Morgan Chase as Vice President of National Strategic Partnerships and served as the national coordinator of The Delta Sigma Theta Home Ownership initiative, In 2007, Richardson was also responsible for implementing the Chase/AKA Keys to Homeownership initiative.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Earthquake stops in to discuss the mysterious phone call that turned into his Netflix Special produced by Dave Chapelle, Chappelle's Home Team - Earthquake: Legendary. We discuss the fears he overcame when starting his comedic career & his approach his unique comedy perspective. Topics CoveredWhat made Atlanta Earthquake's home townEarthquake's first comedy showWhy he chose the name EarthquakeWhat it takes to succeed in comedy.More on Earthquake Washington DC’s own comedian, actor and voice-artist, Earthquake earned a strong fan-base in stand-up comedy via programming platforms fueled by BET, HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and more. Born Nathaniel Stroman, ‘Quake’ (as he’s known by fans), entered America’s households on the classic run of BET’s Comic View and HBO’s comedic rites of passage program, Def Comedy Jam. Pointedly, Earthquake wowed audiences with one of his most memorable performances for HBO’s coveted 30-minute comedy special series, One Night Stand.While becoming one of the hottest properties of the standup comedy circuit, Earthquake filmed a string of comedy specials. The specials include, About Got Damm Time, Walter Latham Presents, From the Outhouse to the Whitehouse and more recently These Ain’t Jokes which premiered on the Showtime Network. Quake’s fans also enjoy an extensive cluster of comedy content collector’s DVD’s as well such as the Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam DVD Collections.More Chappelle's Home Team - Earthquake: LegendaryEarthquake shakes up the stage with his takes on "health is wealth," prostate exams and one particularly lengthy celebrity funeral.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
This week on Money Making Conversations my good friend Earthquake stops by to discuss his new comedy special. Chappelle's Home Team" EARTHQUAKE: "Legendary" on NETFLIX. He speaks on finding his voice, upcoming Legendary tour and more. Dr. Lynn Richardson returns for financial literacy month sharing new ways to build financial wealth.Topics CoveredWhen Rushion McDonald and Earthquake first met!Comedians are mental health professionals.New Netflix special.Implementing proper budgetingImplementing investment strategyMore on EarthquakeWashington DC’s own comedian, actor and voice-artist, Earthquake earned a strong fan-base in stand-up comedy via programming platforms fueled by BET, HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and more. Born Nathaniel Stroman, ‘Quake’ (as he’s known by fans), entered America’s households on the classic run of BET’s Comic View and HBO’s comedic rites of passage program, Def Comedy Jam. Pointedly, Earthquake wowed audiences with one of his most memorable performances for HBO’s coveted 30-minute comedy special series, One Night Stand.While becoming one of the hottest properties of the standup comedy circuit, Earthquake filmed a string of comedy specials. The specials include, About Got Damm Time, Walter Latham Presents, From the Outhouse to the Whitehouse and more recently These Ain’t Jokes which premiered on the Showtime Network. Quake’s fans also enjoy an extensive cluster of comedy content collector’s DVD’s as well such as the Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam DVD Collections.More on Dr. Lynn RichardsonLynn Richardson is an author, entertainment executive, & celebrity financial coach who uses her quick wit and humorous presentation style to help others achieve personal, professional, and spiritual harmony. Featured on the Steve Harvey Daytime TV Show, and on BET, Hallmark, ABC and dozens of media outlets, Lynn is COO of MC Lyte's Sunni Gyrl Entertainment, President of Hip Hop Sisters Foundation & she served as Chief of Operations of Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network, where she works closely with celebrities on global empowerment programs for women, youth and hip hop urban professionals.Lynn became one of the nation's top mortgage professionals after helping a lady with 4 bankruptcies and 2 foreclosures become a successful homeowner in less than 9 months. In 2006, Richardson joined JP Morgan Chase as Vice President of National Strategic Partnerships and served as the national coordinator of The Delta Sigma Theta Home Ownership initiative, In 2007, Richardson was also responsible for implementing the Chase/AKA Keys to Homeownership initiative.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Essie Marie was created to impact the heart health epidemic within the women and minority communities. Founder, Itiona Scott shares how her mother's death became the motivation for her company.Topics CoveredWhy Essie Marie is different.How did Essie Marie Start?How we got into Whole FoodsWhat are the flavors?Future aspects of the brand?Where can we find the product?More on Essie MarieEssie Marie prides itself on being the only African American woman owned heart-healthy dressing and marinade brand in it’s category. Itiona plans to take Essie Marie products national, to help as many people as possible fight against the silent killer, heart disease.This family recipe salad dressing is tasty, healthy and the perfect addition to any family gathering. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Raashaun (aka DJ Envy from The Breakfast Club) and Gia Casey have a new book, "Real Life, Real Love: Life Lessons on Joy, Pain & the Magic That Holds Us Together" (on-sale NOW). In it, the Caseys explore the chronology of their love story with remarkable vulnerability, searing honesty, and a lot of humor.Topics CoveredHow to recognize a soulmate25 questions to ask yourself before getting marriedTen things every parent should knowCreating a family mission statementMore on "Real Life, Real Love: Life Lessons on Joy, Pain & the Magic That Holds Us Together"Raashaun (aka DJ Envy) and Gia Casey met as two teenagers attending the same high school in Queens. They have been together for an astounding 27 years and married for 20. In Real Life, Real Love: Life Lessons on Joy, Pain & the Magic That Holds Us Together (Abrams Image; April 19, 2022; U.S. $26.00; Hardcover), the Caseys explore the entire chronology of their love story with remarkable vulnerability, searing honesty, and a lot of humor. The Caseys have remained together through Raashaun’s growing celebrity, a devastating (and very public) cheating scandal, and the births of six children. Now, more than a quarter of a century into their relationship, they are stronger and more committed to each other than they’ve ever been, and their fans are clamoring to know how they’ve done it. Real Life, Real Love is a riveting narrative about how to grow together, an aspirational guidebook for people who seek the same unconditional love in their relationships, and an in-depth look at how to remain equals after being thrust into the public eye. About the Authors Raashaun Casey, also known as DJ Envy, and Gia Casey host The Casey Crew, a podcast exploring the good, bad, and ugly sides of relationships and family life. It has been ranked by Essence as one of the best podcasts about Black love and family. Raashaun is also a host on The Breakfast Club, alongside Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee. Raashaun and Gia live in New Jersey. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On this episode of Money Making Conversations Master Class RaaShaun "DJ Envy" & Gia Casey get "Real" about their marriage, parenting, scandal and more! I also have Itiona Scott revealing how she became only black owned marinade and dressing brand (Essie Marie) in Whole Foods and more!Topics CoveredStaying together through celebrity .How to recognize true love.New book release "Real Life, Real Love"Importance of HBCU's (Hampton University) How did Essie Marie StartMore on Dj Envy & Gia CaseyRaashaun Casey, also known as DJ Envy, and Gia Casey. They host the popular podcast, “The Casey Crew.” Raashaun is also a host on The Breakfast Club, alongside Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee. Their book Real Life, Real Love" is a riveting narrative about how to grow together, an aspirational guidebook for people who seek the same unconditional love in their relationships, and an in-depth look at how to remain equals after being thrust into the public eye.More on Essie MarieEssie Marie prides itself on being the only African American woman owned heart-healthy dressing and marinade brand in it’s category. Itiona plans to take Essie Marie products national, to help as many people as possible fight against the silent killer, heart disease.This family recipe salad dressing is tasty, healthy and the perfect addition to any family gathering.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On this episode of Money Making Conversations Master Class I speak with the modern Cheaper by the Dozen, Karen and Deon Derrico. We discuss life within a large family setting, balance between family life and entrepreneurship and they share some must watch moments from Season 3 of their TLC series "Doubling Down With the Derricos.Topics CoveredShow and the dynamics with the siblings who range in ageRunning a household as parents of 14Work life balanceWhat's new in season 3What's the experience like being on televisionMore on Doubling Down with the DerricosNavigating life with fourteen kids, including four sets of naturally conceived multiples, is never easy. But, with the kids getting older, parents Deon and Karen are facing a whole new set of challenges, including a fifteen-year-old’s quest for independence and a driver’s license, eleven-year-old and ten-year-old twins developing their first crushes, four-year-old triplets starting preschool, plus potty training, a trip to Disney, new health issues and more. In the midst of all the regular chaos of raising children, the Derricos are also on the brink of a big decision: moving cross-country to South Carolina to be closer to Karen's extended family and her Southern roots. No matter what lies ahead, the Derricos will face it together, doubling down on all the love and fun it takes to raise this unique family. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In this exclusive with Derrick "D" Hayes, the founder of Big Dave's Cheesesteaks, he shares how the values hardwork, determination, and community outreach his father instilled in him propelled him during his entrepreneurship path to become a successful restaurateur and mentor.Topics CoveredLessons in leadership Self-discovery as an entrepreneur Importance of mentorshipGenerational wealth Nonprofit organization Future of Big Dave's CheesesteaksMore on Derrick HayesAs a West Philadelphia native, restaurateur and philanthropist Derrick “D” Hayes understands the value of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. His vision for his restaurant, Big Dave's Cheesesteaks, began in 2014 as he aimed to merge his passion for community, food, and business. What started as a small water-ice shop in a 749 sq. ft Shell gas station in Dunwoody, Georgia since 2016 has now augmented into the nationally known Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, a thriving cheesecake empire with store and mobile locations all across metro Atlanta.Having experienced its biggest year to date in 2020, during a global pandemic, with an increase of over 100% in sales, Hayes takes pride in Big Dave's Cheesesteaks being "Bigger Than Food”. Placing much importance on providing high-quality, hand-made food and lending a helping hand to those in need, whether offering free meals to customers, feeding local frontline workers, or employing the communities' youth, Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks lives up to its motto with the business philosophy being rooted in community involvement, quality food, and exceptional customer service. In 2021 Hayes passion for community & food landed him an illustrious spot as a Forbes 2021 Next 1000 Honoree.D. Hayes continuously pours into the very communities that support and stand behind the Big Dave's Cheesesteaks brand. He credits his inspiration and motivation to succeed to the namesake of the Big Dave's establishment: his late father, David Hayes, to whom he promised he would start a business of his own before his passing. Galvanizing his staff and his community's efforts, he believes the story Big Dave's Cheesesteaks is writing will leave an incredible legacy for years to come. Hayes is also the founder of the David & Derrick Hayes Foundation & Co-Owner of vegan cheesesteak concept “Dinkies” with Slutty Vegan ATL CEO & Vegan restaurant phenom, Pinky Cole.More on Big Dave's CheesesteaksBig Dave’s Cheesesteaks is one of the fastest-growing businesses in Atlanta, Georgia. With burgeoning locations in downtown Atlanta and Dunwoody, as well the upcoming opening of a franchise in Doraville, Big Dave’s has positioned itself as a premier eatery and staple of the greater Atlanta community. Derrick Hayes, a West Philadelphia native, serves as President and CEO of the company and continues to successfully intertwine authentic traditional Philadelphia cuisine and family-like atmosphere into the fabric of the restaurant. Patrons rave about popular menu items like beef, chicken and salmon cheesesteak egg rolls and also praise Big Dave’s modern take on the Philadelphia classic with entrees like the “Dave’s Way” Cheesesteak. It comes as no surprise that Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks has ranked in the top 10 in the Best Sandwich category at the 2018 World Food Championships, and frequently sports lines wrapped around the downtown venue filled with customers yearning for a taste of Philly.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
On this episode of Money Making Conversations Master Class I speak with Karen and Deon Derrico from the TLC series "Doubling Down with the Derricos." We discuss season 3 of their TLC fan favorite TV show, how they balance 14 children, while being successful in real estate and more! I also have the owner of Big Dave's Cheesesteaks, Derrick Hayes, sharing how he took small water-ice shop in a 749 sq. ft Shell gas station and turned it into a nationwide franchise! Topics Covered:Running a household as parents of 14Family dynamics with the siblings who range in age,What generational wealth meansLessons in leadership The road to self-discovery as an entrepreneurMore on Karen & Deon DerricoNavigating life with fourteen kids, including four sets of naturally conceived multiples, is never easy. But, with the kids getting older, parents Deon and Karen are facing a whole new set of challenges, including a fifteen-year-old’s quest for independence and a driver’s license, eleven-year-old and ten-year-old twins developing their first crushes, four-year-old triplets starting preschool, plus potty training, a trip to Disney, new health issues and more. In the midst of all the regular chaos of raising children, the Derricos are also on the brink of a big decision: moving cross-country to South Carolina to be closer to Karen's extended family and her Southern roots. No matter what lies ahead, the Derricos will face it together, doubling down on all the love and fun it takes to raise this unique family. More on Derrick HayesAs a West Philadelphia native, restaurateur and philanthropist. Derrick “D” Hayes understands the value of hard work, dedication,and perseverance. His vision for his restaurant, Big Dave's Cheesesteaks, began in 2014 as he aimed to merge his passion for community, food, and business. What started as a small water-ice shop in a 749 sq. ft Shell gas station in Dunwoody, Georgia since 2016 has now augmented into the nationally known Big Dave’sCheesesteaks, a thriving cheesecake empire with store and mobile locations all across metro Atlanta.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In this Money Making Conversations Master Class I have an exclusive sit down with the creative and talented creator of J. Dow Fitness, Dr. Jacqueline Dow. On the heels of the Target collaboration, the J. Dow Fitness Spring 2022 Collection was released March 11th on the J. Dow Fitness website The Spring Collection features a combination of activewear, athleisure apparel and a new fitness accessory. It is designed to help women look cute, feel comfortable and release self-confidence as they prioritize their health and commit to their fitness and nutrition goals. Topics CoveredTarget collaborationHurdles and set backs encounteredAdvice for future entrepreneursBlack women succeeding in businessMore on J. Dow Fitness & Dr. Jacqueline DowDr. Jacqueline Dow is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of J. Dow Fitness, a modern athleisure apparel company established to promote health, fitness and self-confidence among women. Before launching, J. Dow Fitness, the Chicago-native completed her Doctor of Public Health degree while also working across multiple sectors for a wide range of public health organizations. With more than a decade of professional experience, Dr. Dow plans to further address the disproportionate prevalence of chronic disease and health disparities among women of color through health education, advocacy, and research science.J. Dow Fitness was established by Dr. Dow in 2018. Starting J. Dow Fitness has provided the opportunity to merge her extensive public health background with practical approaches that empower women to live their healthiest and best lives. J. Dow Fitness provides inclusive sizing and a combination of activewear, athleisure apparel and fitness accessories. The unique brand is known for bright colors, vibrant patterns and quality fabric. The athleisure apparel can be worn casually and activewear is considered suitable for a variety of workouts and activities, which include running, HITT training, dance, and yoga.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In this Money Making Conversations Master Class with Rushion McDonald, my friend J. Alexander Martin returns on the 30th Anniversary of the creation of FUBU clothing brand to share his excitement about the launch of the FUBU (For Us By Us) Network, a new streaming platform featuring quality movies, very authentic and raw content around topics, people and trends related to the hip hop culture and lifestyle.Topics covered on this EpisodeFor Us By Us Network launch on April 1st FUBU's resurgence and collaboration with Forever 21 Best practices for creative entrepreneurs Building and sustaining generational wealth for the cultureMore on J. Alexander MartinThe acclaimed J. Alexander Martin has externalized many successful ventures in the fashion industry including the iconic clothing line FUBU –“For Us By Us” – serving as the co-founder and Vice President. Today, his kingdom includes a clothing line, a non-profit and a consulting firm. Through all of his endeavors, it is his innate talent and ability to predict trends that have caused him to impact the fashion world once again. Rightfully portrayed as the man who made urban culture a part of the mainstream, J’s consistency in fashion has now given him a platform to emerge as an effectual leader once again.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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