Someone You Need to Know

“Someone You Need To Know” explores the personal stories and journeys of trendsetters, tastemakers, societal change agents, and industry leaders.

My goal is to introduce and connect you to everyday people doing impactful work across the country whose stories are often overlooked by the masses and often untold. 

Simply put, “Someone You Need To Know” is a show cast that shares the inspiring and impactful stories of everyday people you need to know.  “Someone You Need To Know” is available via >>>>podcast.

Navigating The Medical Field During a Global Pandemic

In this interview, I chatted with Nurse Georgette Brown right in the thick of the global pandemic and at the time the state of Illinois was in mandatory curfew and strict shelter in place guidelines was enforced. We explore new protocols for visiting the doctor’s office, scheduling appointments, and what is considered urgent or non-urgent…

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Making Smarter Investment Decisions During A Global Pandemic

I recently chatted with Menia K. Johnson, Assistant Vice President of Lending at Renovo Financial. Some of Menia responsibilities include providing funding and capital to women real estate investors. As the economy changes due to COVID-19 and civil unrest, there are questions and concerns that arise on community development, finances, and real estate investing. Menia…

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Scoring A Touchdown In Business During A Pandemic.

I recently huddled with Corey Mays, retired NFL linebacker turned angel investor and motivational speaker about life after professional football, business strategies for entrepreneurs, ways for small business owners to stay connected, and business tips for how entrepreneurs can pivot during COVID-19. Corey Mays is an angel investor, entrepreneur, mentor, keynote speaker, and volunteer with…

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Chopping It Up With Chef Jessica Holmes

What’s happening in the restaurant industry you ask? I chop it up with Chef Jessica on the state of the restaurant and food industry amidst #COVID19. Jessica Holmes is the Co-Founder/Executive Chef of SoulBoricua and a culinary instructor of Washburne Hospitality & Culinary Institute, located in Englewood at Kennedy King College.

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Navigating The Real Estate Industry During Covid-19 with Rob Rose

How can consumers avoid a repeat of the 2007/2008 housing crisis? Avoid predatory lending? There is a lot of misleading information regarding the lending and housing market. I explore the state of the real estate market, the local economy, steps consumers can take to protect future real estate investments, developing relationships with lenders, should consumers…

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Exploring Ministry During COVID-19 With Pastor Katrese Kirk

During these uncertain times in our world with the COVID-19 pandemic, I discuss keeping the faith and new normal of ministry with millennial Pastor Katrese Kirk aka Pastor K. Reverend Katrese Kirk of Smith Chapel AME Church (Inkster, Michigan) is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Kirk is passionate about millennial…

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Governing Locally During COVID-19 with Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer

In this interview I talk with 6th Ward Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer on running his ward, keeping his constituents informed, staying safe during COVID-19, discussing reparations for healthcare and racial disparities, his feelings on how Illinois Governor Pritzker and Mayor Light is handling the pandemic while addressing the concerns of residents.

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Business as Usual During COVID-19 with Karl Riley II

In this interview, I chat with Karl Riley II, VP of Small Business Community Lending with Fifth Third Bank in Chicago on the changes in the bank industry, how to get financial assistance for small businesses, and new lending protocols as #COVID19 has changed every industry. We discuss how entrepreneurs can seek assistance via the Paycheck…

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