Motivation for Black People

By Justin Michael Williams

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Motivation for Black People - black people under 40 doing cool sh!t. Inspiring you to do the same. For us, by us, to lift us higher than ever. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

Episode Date
Help! I’m Stressed About Money - Holiday Edition (w/ The Budgetnista)
00:44:53

It’s the holiday season and amidst all of the hustle and bustle, gift-giving, and travel we are ALL looking for ways to hang onto our coins!  The “Budgetnista”, Tiffany Aliche, shares 3 secrets for getting rid of a scarcity mindset.  Plus, she explains how to establish your emergency fund based on your “noodle” budget, and offers 3 ways you can save money and shop smarter this holiday season.  If you and your family are looking for a low-cost or no-cost way to celebrate while still maintaining the true spirit of the holiday season, Tiffany’s got you covered!


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Dec 09, 2019
Finding Motivation: How to Know if Your Inner-Work is Actually Working
00:45:38

Imagine feeling like, despite your best efforts, you are standing in quicksand. Every effort you make to better yourself is met with new challenges. Or what if you are ready to take the leap, but feel afraid and misguided because you lack the support and guidance you need to get started. In this first installment of Fix it Justin, Justin answers two listener questions. Tune in as he offers advice for recognizing life’s signs of progress even in the midst of the storm and hear his best tips for finding your tribe of like-minded, ‘goal-getters.’  This is trusted advice to make yo’ life better, and you don’t want to miss it!

Send your questions for next month’s episode to questions@justinmichaelwilliams.com

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Dec 02, 2019
How to: Find Peace During the Holiday Madness (w/ Shelah Marie)
00:40:52

The holiday season can trigger different emotions in all of us. Creator of the Curvy, Curly, Conscious movement and online mega-influencer, Shelah Marie joins us to talk about how she learned to redefine the holidays for herself after bouts of loneliness and abandonment. Now, she’s teaching you how to find your peace and “happy” in the midst of all of the holiday madness. Plus she has a special offer you don’t want to miss just for the Motivation for Black People family!

Follow Shelah on Instagram at: @theshelahmarie

To find out more about Shelah’s course visit: holidaythriveguide.com and use code MOTIVATION for an exclusive discount

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Nov 25, 2019
Will the Real Men Please Stand Up? (w/ Ted and Jalen Bunch)
00:50:15

How can we reduce violence against women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized communities? It starts with what Ted Bunch calls, the “Man Box.” In this episode, Ted teaches how we can reject the dangerous ideals that keep the Man Box in place, and talks about how his son coming out as gay forced him to confront his own biases. Now, with new motivation to inspire others by sharing their story, Ted and Jalen are a living example of true, unconditional love. Hear from them both in this powerful episode.

Find out more about Ted’s organization at: www.acalltomen.com

Listen to the CEO of A Call to Men, Tony Porter’s TedWomen Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men

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Nov 18, 2019
Episode 100! BIG Questions, Answered
00:11:40

We’re celebrating our 100th episode! Listen as Justin reflects on his ‘accidental’ journey into podcasting, his favorite show episode thus far... and a big announcement on how YOU can participate in a special, new monthly segment called ‘Questions with Justin.’ Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

Submit your questions for Questions with Justin: questions@justinmichaelwilliams.com

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Nov 11, 2019
Getting Unstuck: From Existing to Thriving (w/ Lindon Phillips)
00:51:24

In this uplifting conversation, Author, Mentor, and Life Coach, Lindon Phillips teaches us how to stop hustlin’ and learn to operate in flow. And for that, you need to embrace the 4 P’s of Power - Pray, Plan, Prepare and Proceed, and Lindon gives us the entire blueprint! His action plan for success will help you learn to forgive yourself for past mistakes and embrace challenges as a period of “sharpening,” so that you can get out of survival mode, and get back to the business of designing the life you were put on this Earth to live. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.


Click HERE to get your autographed copy of Lindon’s book, Where Do I Go from Here? Letting Go of the Past. Facing the Present. Creating the Future

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Nov 04, 2019
Like a Virgin (w/ Cherry Popper Podcast)
01:05:01

Aysia Drew and HDee of the Cherry Popper Podcast guest host the show and turn the mic on Justin as he reveals a bunch of his cherry poppin’ “first times.” Plus, Justin talks about his very first meditation experience following an intense bout with depression, and listen as he walks the ladies through a guided meditation that results in tears and a personal breakthrough. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.


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Oct 28, 2019
Crystals: Everything You Need to Know
00:36:33

Justin debunks all of the common myths about crystals, plus he breaks down how they work, what they mean, how to pick out the right crystals for you, and how they can bring more self-awareness, clarity, healing, and positivity into your life. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

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Oct 21, 2019
Achieving Success Without Compromising Who You Are (w/ Bukunmi)
00:29:40

Having burst on the scene as a highly sought-after photographer by some of the most recognizable brands in media, Bukunmi’s story is exceptional. After originally moving to California to pursue a corporate career, she honed her photography skills in various unpaid internships and freelance ventures until she set her sights on escaping the 9 to 5 world to pursue her dream. She touts her hunger for knowledge and unending hustle as her keys to  success and encourages us all to allow our work to be an authentic representation of who we are instead of what we think others want it to be.  Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

 

To check out Bukunmi’s portfolio visit: www.bukunmigrace.com

Visit Bukunmi on Instagram at: @bukunmigrace

Find out more about Bukunmi’s Unity in Color project: https://www.unityincolor.org/

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Oct 14, 2019
Do ALL Black Lives Matter? (w/ DeOtis Tole and Joe Gardina)
00:54:35

We ALL have more in common than that which divides us. Hosts of ground-breaking podcast, Me and the Gay Homie, DeOtis Tole and Joe Gardina, chat with us about common misconceptions in the Black community between gay and straight men.  Plus, catch an interesting discussion about the often-debated question of whether people are born gay, and a perspective on how we all can start to mend fences and bridge some of the cultural divide that has surfaced due to the current socio-political climate.  It’s time we take a stand in our community by not only saying, Black Lives Matter, but showing we mean it by unconditionally embracing ALL of our brothers and sisters.  Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

 

To check out the Me and the Gay Homie podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/me-and-the-gay/id1202087371

 

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Oct 07, 2019
Can Spirituality and Religion Co-Exist? (w/ Mecca Elliot)
00:49:13

After her life began to spiral out of control following a series of physical, psychological and emotional battles, Mecca Elliot, Founder of spiritual sanctuary Lighthaus, decided to take matters into her own hands and seek healing for her personal challenges. For four months she became engulfed in meditation and conscious living, rediscovered herself and emerged healed from all of her ailments. Mecca encourages us all to find the courage to seek our own spiritual path that is in alignment with our soul’s journey. We don’t have to choose, and finding the balance between our religious and spiritual practices is how we discover an authentic path to connecting with our higher power and becoming the best version of ourselves. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

To find out more about Mecca, follow her on Instagram at: @mecca.elliot

Visit Mecca online: http://www.Weightlessmeditation.com

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Sep 30, 2019
Dark Skin vs. Light Skin: The Struggle of Being Mixed-ish (w/ Sharmane AKA MixedGirlMane)
00:47:45

In this eye-opening conversation on how the dark skin versus light skin debate continues to drive a wedge in our community, host of the Militantly Mixed podcast and entrepreneur, Sharmane AKA Mixed Girl Mane, shares her personal story of finding self-acceptance and identity as a person of mixed-race heritage. Amidst her constant struggle of not being “black enough” for some or being “too black” for others, she offers an interesting take on the guilt and shame mixed-race people feel when being celebrated for their lighter skin or perceived “exoticness”. Plus, she gives us her best tips on how we all can bridge the racial divide to celebrate and honor the full spectrum of beauty within our culture. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

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Check out the Militantly Mixed podcast at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/militantly-mixed/id1400643973

Check out the BLERDcoMIXed podcast at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blerdcomixed/id1430355476

Sep 23, 2019
Life After Death: The Ultimate Lesson in Mercy and Forgiveness (w/ Arjuna O’Neal)
00:49:23

In this remarkable story of redemption, motivational Speaker and founder of youth empowerment non-profit, Share Necessities, Inc., Arjuna O’Neal, recounts how a drug deal turned bad ended up in him being shot and pronounced dead.  He credits a life-changing conversation with God and an extraordinary lesson in the power of love and forgiveness for completely turning his life around. Now saving the lives of at-risk youth by teaching them the importance of healthy living through yoga and mindfulness, he teaches us all that our past does not define our future. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.


 

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Sep 16, 2019
Art as an Instrument of Social Change (w/ Tre Borden)
00:39:04

Visual storyteller, creative mastermind and entrepreneur Tre Borden gives us his take on why art is such a powerful medium for promoting social change. Recounting his own unexpected journey from Ivy League grad to artistic producer, he encourages everyone to buck the status quo and expectations of others to pursue work that is both meaningful and impactful to you. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

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Sep 09, 2019
How the Road to Success Is Never A Straight Line (w/ Jay Connor)
00:45:40

After his career took a number of unexpected turns, Jay Connor, co-host of “The Extraordinary Negroes” podcast, stopped chasing the almighty dollar and found his way back to his creative roots. A multi-talented writer, producer, and Editor at The Root, Jay reminds us that the road to success is never a straight line and that the best way to control our destiny is to be in the driver’s seat. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

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Check out The Extraordinary Negroes podcast at: http://www.theextraordinarynegroes.com/

Sep 02, 2019
How To: Digital Detox
00:40:38

Justin recaps his recent experience on a 7-day digital detox retreat and offers practical tips for creating your own digital detox experience right from the comfort of your own home. You won’t believe the profound impact even a mini-tech hiatus can have on your life. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

See the blog Justin mentioned in the episode:https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vv5jkb/the-secret-ways-social-media-is-built-for-addiction

Justin’s social media: http://instagram.com/wejustwill

Aug 26, 2019
The Secret to a Lasting Millennial Marriage Is…(W/ Justin Riley)
00:48:52

MARRIAGE. Whether you dream of saying “I do” or you think the idea of marriage is stupid, this episode will rock your world. The reason so many marriages fail is because they’re based on OLD values and traditions. My guest, Justin Riley, Co-host of the Married Millennials™ podcast, explains the 5 essentials for a NEW vision of marriage. A marriage that can last. A marriage that isn’t like your parents’. A marriage that provides balance and equality. A marriage for millennials. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

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Check out the Married Millennials podcast at: https://lovejays.com/category/married-millennials-podcast/

Aug 19, 2019
From Pleasure to Power: Why Sex is the Sweetest Taboo (w/ Afrosexology)
00:53:13

Sex is not just about pleasure. It can actually lead to heightened consciousness and influence how we live our purpose. Our guests, Rafaella Fiallo and Dalychia Saah of Afrosexology are taking the taboo out of sex, and discussing how we can transform pleasure into power by exploring, reclaiming, and celebrating our sexuality. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

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For more information on Afrosexology, visit http://www.afrosexology.com
Visit them online at http://www.instagram.com/afrosexology

Aug 12, 2019
We Can Hold Police Accountable. Here's How. (w/ Brandon D. Anderson of Raheem)
00:47:44

For more information on Raheem, visit http://www.raheem.org
To sign up for Raheem, text JOIN to 415-610-4911

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Aug 05, 2019
How to Get Sh!t Done
01:03:40

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jul 29, 2019
How To ACTUALLY Drive Social Change (w/ Tia Oso)
00:33:39

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jul 22, 2019
It’s Okay If You Need Therapy (w/ Jamaal Crone)
00:40:32
Ever thought about going to therapy but not sure how to find the right person? Or not sure if you really need it? This episode will change everything. Learn to identify if and when you need therapy and how to find the perfect therapist from our guest Jamaal Crone, Licensed Professional Counselor and mental health advocate for both communities of color and the LGBTQ community. Learn how to express your emotions and how to take the steps necessary to managing your anxiety and stress.
Jul 15, 2019
How to LEVEL UP Your Life, Work, and Wealth (w/ Year Up)
00:36:52

"You can learn more about Year Up at their website https://www.yearup.org/

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Jul 08, 2019
The Road to Self-Acceptance
00:32:12

Real self-acceptance is not about WHAT YOU DO, but about WHO YOU ARE. In this vulnerable episode, our host Justin Michael Williams talks about his challenging journey to self-acceptance and gives a simple practice you can do at home to get to the root of your emotional ups and downs. Get our weekly audio guides delivered to your inbox every week: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jun 30, 2019
The 3 Biggest Barriers Blocking Us From Success (w/ Lavance Colley)
00:33:49

You can break through common barriers that stop you from success. Singer/Songwriter, Lavance Colley, went from working jobs for Uber and Postmates to singing background for stars such as John Legend and Shawn Mendes and he’s giving you three major tips on how to believe in yourself and move forward to accomplish your goals and dreams. To get tickets to Lavance's June 25 show in LA, go to this link: http://www.standardsatthestandard.com
 


Jun 23, 2019
Healing WITH Our Fathers
01:14:46

This week’s podcast celebrates black fathers and dives deep into healing wounds that we experience from our dads, but with a twist! Justin interviewed four different fathers in this episode, one from each generation, so that we can hear about the struggle from a father's point of view! Whether you're a daughter, son, mother, grandkid, or partner to a black man, this episode will help you heal, get closer to your family, and learn what's really important to black dads--in their own words! Thank you to our featured fathers (Preston Smiles, Lawrence Charles, Terrance Williams, and Tyrone Williams) for your vulnerability and truth.

Jun 16, 2019
Let Your Fears Make You Fierce (w/ Koya Webb)
00:32:11

Learn practical strategies for turning common obstacles into seeds for growth from Koya Webb, one of the leading black women in the wellness space. She has been featured on major networks such as NBC and has worked alongside artists such as Stevie Wonder and India Arie. Koya is teaching us how to lean into those difficult moments that ultimately make us stronger. You can get Koya's new book at koyawebb.com

Jun 09, 2019
How to CRUSH your next job interview (w/ Jeff Boodie)
00:34:03

Learn all the tips and tricks to navigating the job application process and crushing your next interview from Jeff Boodie, co-founder and president of JobSnap. He’s dishing out advice on how to create a dynamic video interview, and some advice for budding entrepreneurs who may even be thinking of starting their own company. You can learn more about JobSnap at jobsnap.work

Jun 02, 2019
Toxic Habits: How to Break The Cycle
00:34:26

Special episode! Learn a step-by-step process to break through your toxic habits and cycles, some of which get passed on from generation to generation and perpetuate our community. This episode uses music and motivation to help you dive deep into the habits that keep us stuck in our relationships, careers, and spiritual growth. Watch Justin’s video for, “Perfect Man” here: www.PerfectManVideo.com

May 26, 2019
Authenticity: The Key To Avoiding Regret (w/ Durand Bernarr)
00:29:31

Durand Bernarr, this week’s special guest, has been blessed to sing back up to stars such as Erykah Badu and Anderson .Paak. The stories from his journey as a musical artist and the practical tips he shares about how to truly step into your authenticity will help you start making life decisions based on what YOU want to do and not based on what others expect of you. You can follow Durand on IG @durandbernarr

May 19, 2019
Celibacy & Sobriety - How Drugs & Sex Affect Your Growth
00:32:36

Our host Justin Michael Williams gets real with us about his 2 year journey of sobriety, and how things like porn, sex, drugs, caffeine, and alcohol might be holding you back from success.

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We Rise Together!

May 12, 2019
The Thin Line Between Struggle & Success (w/ Dat Dude Jonny)
00:39:54

Stepping into your power and following your dreams is exciting and filled with many moments of happiness and joy. But what about those moments we don’t see celebrated on social media? The things people DON’T talk about like the loneliness, exhaustion and fear? Our special guest, Dat Dude Jonny, is unpacking his journey and getting real about his struggles on the road to success. You can follow Dat Dude Jonny on IG @datdudejonny

May 05, 2019
Be You. Everybody Else Is Taken (w/ Berla Mundi)
00:26:29

Wondering how you can be your most authentic self and still be successful? Berla Mundi, Ghanian TV Personality and Radio Host, is our special guest this week. She’s breaking down all her tips about how to create the most ideal environment in your life to help you reach your peak potential. You can learn more about Berla at her website http://www.berlamundi.com/ or follow her on IG @berlamundi

Apr 28, 2019
Astrology Made Easy: Discover Your Life's Purpose (w/ Mecca Woods)
00:28:23

Astrology is a practical tool for improving your life. And guess what? There’s more to it than just the horoscopes you see online! Our special guest, Mecca Woods, one of the world’s top astrologers, is here to help you understand exactly how to use astrology and moon rituals to find your purpose, calling, and destiny. 

Get a special discount on Mecca's new course: http://www.TheAstrologyCourse.com

 

Apr 21, 2019
Starting Your Own Beauty Business (w/ Patrick Boateng II and Blake Rascoe)
00:31:49

If you’ve been thinking about making your own lotions, and potions, and scrubs… this episode is about to change your life. How do you turn your love of beauty into a BUSINESS? Our special guests, Patrick Boateng II and Blake Rascoe, co-founders of the beauty brand, Ceylon, have built a skincare line specifically for men of color. Wondering how to break through as an entrepreneur in the oversaturated beauty market? These guys will you the roadmap to success. You can learn more about their products here: www.ceylonskincare.com

Apr 14, 2019
INTUITION: How To Stop Overthinking Everything & Trust Yourself
00:50:53

You can learn to trust yourself in moments of uncertainty. This week’s episode is a mini class on intuition where you’ll be guided through 3 different practices to help you learn to hear your inner voice. If you’re the person who has to call all their friends, aunties, and cousins before they make a decision, listen up. This episode is for you.

Get an exclusive discount to our meditation course: http://www.MeditateWithJustin.com

Apr 07, 2019
3 Ways to Live BIG Despite Your Trauma (w/ Sean Larry Stevens)
00:33:51

We all go through hard times. We all struggle. We all have challenges. But we don’t have to let these define who we are, nor determine what we accomplish. You have the strength to overcome any challenges that come your way. This week’s special guest, Sean Larry Stevens, will show you how. Sean is an author, educational leader, and entrepreneur that is changing the world with his motivational message. But he didn’t always have it that easy. He grew up in the projects, on food stamps, and surrounded by violence and abuse. His 3 tips will help anyone going through challenges find the inspiration to overcome and live BIG.

Mar 31, 2019
The Journey of a Grammy Award Winning Music Producer (w/ Bongo ByTheWay)
00:24:50

Do you dream of making a name for yourself in the music industry? Then listen up. This week’s special guest, Grammy award winning, platinum super producer, Bongo ByTheWay, who has worked with artists such as The Game, Snoop Dogg, Jeremih, and Ty Dolla $ign, is here to inspire us all as he takes us his journey to prospering as a producer. You can follow Bongo on IG @bongobytheway and find his discography on his website at www.bongobytheway.com

Mar 24, 2019
Top 3 Reasons Most People Fail at Meditation
00:34:21

Overcome anxiety and stress. And learn how to create a meditation practice that actually lasts in this special episode. Whether you’ve tried meditation, but always quit, or you’ve heard about meditation but never gave it a real shot – this episode will teach you the 3 big mistakes everyone makes while meditating and how to overcome them. You’ll be shocked when you hear #2! If you’re a Type-A person who can’t stop thinking… you definitely want to listen up. Meditation for Anxiety & Stress Online Course: http://www.MeditateWithJustin.com

Mar 17, 2019
Yoga to Heal Our Boys & Men (w/ Danny Fluker of BlackBoysOm)
00:29:24

Our boys need healing. Our men need healing. This week’s special guest, Danny Fluker, creator of @BlackBoysOm, has created a global network to help black men understand themselves and practice self-care through the practice of yoga. And he’s doing this in 50 cities around the world. Follow his journey to helping black men heal from trauma and pain here: https://www.instagram.com/blackboysom

Mar 10, 2019
Own Your Energy, Transform Your Life (w/ Millana Snow)
00:33:08

Negative energy will screw up your life. This episode will help you heal. Millana Snow is the model winner of Project Runway season 8, and one of the world’s most well-known energy healers. In this episode, she's guiding you through an energy healing practice - on the spot. Millana's approach is practical and easy, and will teach you how to use your own energy to feel better immediately.

Mar 03, 2019
Black History Before America: Discover Your African Ancestry
00:32:18

Dr. Paige has worked with Oprah, Chadwick Boseman, The King Family, Taraji P. Hensen, John Legend, and more to reveal their ancestral roots. In this episode, she is helping YOU! Black people are the original victims of identity theft. We lost our names, our languages, and the freedom to honor our ancestors. And if you don’t know your name, can’t speak your language, and have no connection to the family that came before you, how can you know who you really are? When we reclaim our roots, we take back our power. This episode will guide you step-by-step on how to uncover your unique African Ancestry.

Feb 24, 2019
Black History Before America: Year of Return
00:37:56

Are you tired of feeling like an “other?” Ready to go on a spiritual journey of self recovery to find your true African roots? Kojo Oppong, International Curator and Cultural Strategist for USA-Africa Business Development, is here to clarify what it’s REALLY like to live in Ghana, and help us realign ourselves with the real truth about Africa that’s been stolen from us. Get ready to be RELEASED of any fears you have about going back to the heart of the world, the real world Wakanda. #waGhanaforever.

Feb 17, 2019
Black History Before America: Slavery
00:33:57

Did you know 2019 is the 400 year Anniversary since the first slaves arrived in America?! This episode will teach you the TRUTH behind the lies of American history books. We're diving deep into the trauma our enslaved ancestors went through, how that trauma is still playing out in the black community today, and how we can finally heal our ancestral wounds. Our special guest, Ambassador Johanna Odonkor Svanikier, President & CEO of the Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa (HACSA), says our healing starts with learning the TRUTH - only then can we have reconciliation. Get ready for the history lesson you NEVER got as a kid!

To learn more about the HACSA and their upcoming summit: https://thehacsa.org/

Feb 10, 2019
Black History Before America: Religion
00:37:45

RELIGION. What was it like before slavery? What are your TRUE ancestral roots? And what does Vodou have to do with the Black Panther movie? Our special guest, Dr. Kyrah Malika Daniels is a Harvard trained scholar of African and African Diaspora religions and she's here to set the record straight about RELIGION BEFORE AMERICA. Most of what you've heard is just plain WRONG.

Feb 03, 2019
Organic, or Nah? Busting Myths About Healthy Eating
00:25:46

Eating healthy does NOT have to be that complicated! This audio guide is going to blow your mind about the truth behind organic, GMO, and food labels. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jan 27, 2019
Whole Foods Diet, Food Stamp Budget (with Olympia Auset)
00:34:34

Learn to eat healthy (and organic) without breaking the bank. Our guest, Olympia Auset of SUPRMARKT, helps people eat a Whole Foods diet on a food-stamp budget. And she's giving away all her tips in this episode!

Bonus: Our subscribers get $10 off a SUPRMARKT subscription: suprmarkt.la/motivate

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jan 21, 2019
The #1 Step Most People Skip When Trying To Change Their Lives
00:18:40

The first step to lasting change isn't seeing a therapist, taking an online course, reading a book, or finding a mentor. All those things work, but there's an important step that comes first. This audio guide will teach you how to achieve lasting external change starting from within. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jan 13, 2019
What it Really Takes to Make or Break a Habit
00:15:15

I’m sure you’ve heard it takes 21 days to build a habit, right? Well,  that’s a myth! You’ll be shocked to hear what the science REALLY says. This audio guide will educate you on the truth behind habit building and help you make (or break!) habits. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jan 06, 2019
2019: A Tarot Card Reading for the Culture
00:28:13

Tarot Card Master Austen Smith gives us the tea on what to expect for 2019. Learn where to focus your energy this year, and how to use tools like Tarot Cards to amplify your intuition, find your purpose, and navigate difficult emotions. If you’ve ever been scared or curious to get a reading, this is the perfect episode to get your feet wet. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Dec 30, 2018
Creating Your 2019 Vision, Mission, and Goals
00:24:02

Did you know there’s a SCIENTIFIC process to manifesting? And the people who know the step-by-step process experience greater levels of success and abundance in their lives. This audio guide will teach you everything you need to know. Here’s a hint: vision boards don’t work! Learn more about manifesting: http://www.ManifestNYE.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Dec 09, 2018
8 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During The Holidays
00:21:04

The holiday season can be a triggering time for many of us - bringing up old patterns, gaining weight, and feeling overwhelmed. This podcast will guide you through 8 easy steps to protect your mental health during the holiday season (#4 will shock you).

Dec 02, 2018
Healing From Trauma (w/ Victoria Cassinova)
00:31:46

Victoria Cassinova is a celebrated artist in Los Angeles, but we didn't bring her on this podcast to talk about art. Her story of trauma to triumph will inspire you to learn to use the power of your mind to overcome life's most challenging moments.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Nov 25, 2018
5 Toxic Habits Stopping You From Finding Your Purpose
00:35:54

Learn the 5 ways you might be sabotaging yourself without even knowing it in this special interview with Malcolm “MJ” Harris. Plus you'll get our 11-Step Roadmap to Finding Your Purpose. Get the special free gift mentioned in this podcast at: http://MakeMoneyWithPurpose.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Nov 18, 2018
The Science of Happiness: 5 Shocking Facts (w/ Rob Mack)
00:38:49

Why are we always so unhappy even when things are going well in our lives? Constantly striving for more and more in an endless cycle. It can be like a rollercoaster. Celebrity Happiness Coach Rob Mack explains the science behind LASTING happiness and gives practical steps on how you can cultivate it in your own life. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Nov 11, 2018
Forgiving Yourself & The Illusion of Perfection
00:13:54

There’s no disappointment greater than NOT living up to our OWN expectations. We strive so hard for success and perfection that it can become impossible to move forward when we fall short. This audio guide will help you forgive yourself and make sure you don’t get stuck in the shadow of your own light.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Nov 04, 2018
From Uber to Beyoncé: Becoming a Celebrity Background Singer (w/ Lavance Colley)
00:32:47

Our guest, Lavance Colley, went from driving uber to working with Beyoncé. He has sung with John Legend, Pharrell, Kenny Lattimore, Chanté Moore, Mary Mary, and traveled to over 20 countries as a professional background singer, but it didn’t always start that way. He shares his journey from driving uber to becoming one of the most respected black celebrity background singers in the industry. Get this rare peek behind the scenes and learn what it takes to become a background singer for celebrity artists. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Oct 28, 2018
If the Church Doesn’t Accept You (w/ Cameron Wright)
00:37:12

This interview is powerful, especially for anyone who has ever felt different or like they don’t belong. Cameron Wright (Beychella Background Singer), gets super vulnerable with us for the first time ever about his experience coming out as gay in the Church. Whether you’re religious or not, this moving episode about acceptance, empowerment, devotion will inspire you to see things from a new perspective. Our favorite quote from this episode: “I am exactly who I am supposed to be in the eyes of God.” Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Oct 21, 2018
The Success of Failure (w/ Johnny Manuel)
00:30:52

We’ve all heard of the dream… You live in a small town, get discovered, move to LA, and sign a big record deal at the age of 14. That’s exactly what happened to Johnny Manuel. But what happens when all of that suddenly gets stripped away? Johnny talks about how he turned failure into his biggest success in this intimate interview. Plus, you’ll hear about his experience working with Diddy and what it was like to be on the semi-finals for America’s Got Talent. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Oct 14, 2018
Breaking Up & Staying Friends
00:09:28

Breakups can be hard, especially if you want to stay friends with the person. This is the #1 tip that therapists recommend if you want to stay friends with someone after your relationship ends. Listen now in this quick 9-minute audio guide. P.S… if you have a friend that needs to hear this, be sure to forward this to them.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Oct 01, 2018
STOP Lying to The People You're Dating
00:11:04

There’s one toxic mistake most people don’t even realize they’re making on every date. Once you stop doing this, you’re dating life will change completely. This 10 minute audio guide will walk you through the #1 thing that kills most relationships from blossoming into something beautiful. Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Sep 23, 2018
How to: Set Boundaries w/ Toxic Friends & Family!
00:31:05

Setting boundaries is an act of self-care and self-love. It’s how we break toxic cycles and reset from bad relationships. In this audio guide, special guest Shelah Marie walks us step-by-step through knowing when we need to set a boundary, and how to have those tough conversations with friends and family. This audio guide is all about setting clear, but loving boundaries so you can have the space to grow and evolve into the best version of YOU. P.S… there’s a special gift at the very end, so be sure to listen for it!

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Sep 11, 2018
3 Easy Steps to Be More Productive
00:13:00

Do you find yourself wishing you could accomplish more every day? Do you get distracted easily? This short 13-minute audio guide will teach you 3 proven strategies to ditch distraction, work faster, and produce better results in a shorter amount of time.

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Sep 04, 2018
How to Start Your Day (The Perfect Morning Ritual)
00:16:21

Science has proven that the first 15 minutes of your day set the tone for your energy, productivity, mood, anxiety and ability to win during challenging moments. This audio guide will give you 3 easy steps to level up your morning ritual so you can start your day inspired, motivated, and ready to handle anything life throws your way.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Aug 26, 2018
Empowering Our Girls (w/ guest J. Marcelle)
00:34:09

This episode is all about our girls. Our special guest J. Marcelle has received 5 Emmy nominations for her work on social justice. This episode empowers women and girls learn to re-write their own narratives to rise above injustice, outdated gender roles, and old traditions.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Aug 20, 2018
Finding a Mentor
00:13:23

Everyone talks about how important it is to find a mentor. But how do you find one? And even when you do, how do you engage them to get the most out of the relationship? The solution is actually a little counterintuitive. We’re talking about all of it in this week’s episode.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Aug 13, 2018
How to: Get Ahead in Life
00:06:17

This audio guide is only 6 minutes long, but it answers a question we all want to know: “How do I get ahead in life?” How do you find your life purpose? How do you make the money you deserve? How do you fulfill your mission on this planet? It all boils down to what we’re talking about in this episode.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Aug 06, 2018
Don't Work For Free
00:12:16

One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting their business is working for free. This episode will teach you about how you can make the money you deserve with your business, side hustle, or passion project… even if you’re starting out working with friends and family.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jul 30, 2018
Starting Your Own Podcast
00:18:33

Interested in starting your own podcast or creative project? If you have an idea that’s been trying to get your attention for a while but you haven’t taken action yet, you definitely want to listen to this episode. Our Founder and host Justin Michael Williams talks about how he started “Motivation for Black People” and gives 3 steps on how you can launch your own podcast or creative project. Get our weekly audio guides that will help you live your dreams, on your terms: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com

Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jul 23, 2018
Getting on TV (w/ guest Dyllón Burnside)
00:33:19

If you or anyone you know has ever had a dream of being on TV, we have a very special episode for you. What’s it ACTUALLY like to be on set of a hit show for the first time? What does it take to finally get your first big break? Young, black special guest Dyllón Burnside spills the tea about what it’s like to be the star of his first major television show, POSE on FX. Learn what you can do to get closer to your life purpose in this powerful episode.

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Jul 16, 2018
GRATITUDE: Creating a Practice That Actually Lasts!
00:11:56

NOTE: This episode will change your life. Science has proven that people who keep a daily gratitude journal are proven to experience a more fulfilling life. So why is it so hard for us to keep a gratitude practice every day? Why do we keep a list for a few days and always end up forgetting about it? This episode will teach you 3 simple tips to create a gratitude practice that actually lasts! For more trusted guidance to make your life better, visit: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jul 09, 2018
3 Important Lessons for Black Entrepreneurs (w/ guest Ishmael Mayhew)
00:32:57

Being an entrepreneur in a racially tense climate poses unique challenges that every black person needs to know about and overcome. Special guest Ishmael Mayhew gives practical advice staying persistent when things get hard, his best practices for your image on social media, and even drops some personal wisdom about self-care and mental health. Get inspired with this powerful episode! For more trusted guidance to make your life better, visit: http://www.motivationforblackpeople.com Hosted by Justin Michael Williams.

Jul 02, 2018
RECLAIMING YOUR TIME!
00:06:16

In just 6 minutes, you'll get a proven strategy for busy people who are ready to stop wasting time and reach their full potential. If you cannot find the time or energy to engage in your passion, start that new business, form meaningful relationships, or simply feel burnt out with what you're doing day-to-day... this episode will help. 

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jun 26, 2018
Radical Black Love (w/ Darnell L. Moore)
00:30:10

Black love is the topic of discussion, but not the kind of love you would think. What can we do to REALLY forgive the people who have caused us pain? How can we love people who literally think we're going to hell because of our lifestyle? What tools actually work to love ourselves more fully? Darnell answers all of these questions with the best tips from his new book No Ashes in the Fire.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jun 19, 2018
F*ck Fear!
00:11:03

FEAR. It stops all of us from living the life we were destined to live. It stops us from experiencing a more fulfilling life, reaching our full potential, and enjoying meaningful relationships. This episode will tell you how to spot and STOP the 3 sneakiest forms of fear that creep into our lives disguised.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Jun 12, 2018
How to: Gentrify without Being a Jackass (w/ guest Aaron Foley)
00:24:33

As black people "come up" in the world, how can we keep our culture alive instead of letting it fall apart with gentrification? How do we honor where we came from while moving up in the world? How do we support the communities that made us who we are? How do we unconsciously contribute to the demise of our own culture? Aaron Foley, City of Detroit's Chief Storyteller, gives us all the info we need to keep the culture alive. 

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

May 29, 2018
Quick Tip: WHEN to Quit Your Day Job
00:06:55

Should you leave your day job to make more time for your passion? This 7-minute mini episode will tell you the ONE thing you need to know if you've been contemplating making the leap. 

Hosted by: Justin Michael Williams 

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May 16, 2018
Tarana Burke: #MeToo Movement and What’s Next?
00:34:00

We’ve all heard about the hashtag #MeToo, but did you know this movement started 12 years ago by Tarana Burke? Tarana was named Time Person of the Year for 2017 and is known for being the first to use the phrase “Me Too” to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. Tarana discusses where it all began and what’s next for the movement in this inspiring interview.

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Feb 28, 2018
Morgan Pitts: #BlackGirlsWhoBlog – Joining the Movement
00:33:47

Thinking about starting a blog? Just looking for great content? Want to find more black voices online? This interview with Morgan Pitts will tell you everything you need to know. Morgan has created the virtual movement #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a platform and resource for black girl bloggers around the world.

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Feb 27, 2018
Juel D. Lane: Find Your Voice Through Dance
00:28:42

Juel D. Lane was asked by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Choreograph for Ailey II. He talks about how he used dance to find his voice in a world where black voices are so often suppressed.

Juel gives his 3 tips for budding dancers and creatives to making meaningful art, especially in the world of instant social media gratification. His inspiring story will show you that anything is possible as long as you stay TRUE to you!

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Feb 26, 2018
Apuje Kalu: Enhance Your Personal Style – Working from the Outside-In
00:32:42

Apuje Kalu is a Fashion Stylist & Creative Director who has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Apuje tells us his story of transitioning from working in industrial engineering to becoming one of the most well-respected black fashion stylists in the industry.

He gives tangible tips to everyone at home so you can enhance your personal aesthetic and start to take more pride in your style. Why does style even matter? Apuje breaks down why it's about much more than “just clothes.”

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Feb 25, 2018
Kendrick Daye: Use Art to Tell Your Story
00:31:21

Kendrick Daye is a Mixed-Media Artist and Art Director who isn’t afraid to use his own personal experiences to create art that represents our people. Hear Kendrick’s inspiring story and learn how you can tell your story through and by ‘creating the art you want to see.’

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Feb 24, 2018
Jeremy Erwin: Becoming a Successful Black Entertainer
00:38:29

Jeremy Erwin is an LA-based entertainer, and is also the Creator & Producer of The Soul Spot, one of Hollywood’s biggest live soul music events. In this interview, Jeremy gives tangible tips not only to people looking to create an entertainment platform of their own, but also to artists looking to get booked at events in their own area. Learn what it takes to become a successful entertainer from one of the leading black event organizers in LA.

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Feb 23, 2018
Adaku Utah: Healing Justice - Reclaiming Your Body
00:33:48

Adaku Utah is a healer, educator, and the co-founder of Harriet's Apothecary, a collective that’s committed to co-creating accessible, affordable, liberatory, all-body loving, all-gender honoring, community healing spaces that deepen the healing genius of our people. In this powerful interview, she breaks down specific practices and rituals black people can use to heal, and debunks some of the myths you may have heard about alternative healing practices. She teaches us to reclaim the language of our bodies and gives specific tips that you can do at home to begin your healing journey. 

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Feb 22, 2018
Preston Smiles: Step Up Your Life, Activate Your Purpose
00:32:16

Next-Generation Thought Leader, Author, Speaker, and Coach Preston Smiles gives us an awe-inspiring, yet practical interview that will help you amplify your life and activate your purpose. He covers the root causes that hold many of us back from finding fulfillment in our work and relationships, and gives tangible tips to shift the narrative now! In 30-minutes, Preston will transform your entire way of thinking.

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Feb 21, 2018
James Bland: Pave Your Own Way (for Artists, Entrepreneurs, and Filmmakers)
00:29:58

James Bland is the Creator, Show Runner, and Star of GIANTS the Series. In this honest and inspiring interview, he walks us through his personal journey to becoming a full-time artist and entrepreneur. Then James breaks down the process of starting a project of your own. Learn exactly how James did it so you can start your journey today.

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Feb 20, 2018
Koya Webb: Black, Vegan, and Healthy - How to Stick with It!
00:29:24

Koya Webb is one of the leading black vegan, yoga, and wellness experts in the world. How do you eat healthy on a budget? What foods are ACTUALLY good for you (this might surprise you!)? And how does your health affect your ability to break through systemic oppression so that you can manifest your dreams and desires? This interview will tell you everything you need to know to get healthy and stick to it long term!

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Feb 19, 2018
Ben Cory Jones: In the Writers’ Room - How the Best Black Stories are Told
00:32:51

Ben Cory Jones is a Writer & Producer on Insecure (HBO) and Co-Produced Step Sisters (Netflix). He gives us a personal walk-through his journey from moving to LA with a dream to write, to participating in the creation of some of the most celebrated black-focused content of our time.

Ben keeps it real with us and discusses his struggles, successes, and the things he wished he had known when he was getting started. If you’re a budding artist looking to finally catch that big break, you definitely want to hear this inspiring story.

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  Hosted by Justin Michael Williams
Feb 18, 2018
Sarah Springer: Black Representation in Media
00:33:44

Sarah Springer is a Creative Director at RYOT and the Co-Founder of Advocates for Inclusion in Media (AIM). In this interview she discusses the reality of black representation in media and gives specific tips on how black creators and consumers can harness their buying power to advance the movement. How can we hold the newsrooms accountable? How can we become the decision makers in the media industry? How can we tell more stories that matter? This interview is empowering for media consumers and content creators alike.

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Feb 17, 2018
Rush Davis: Making Music that Matters
00:27:10

Rush Davis is an Artist and Songwriter who was signed directly by the President of BMG and has worked with big names in music from Kelly Rowland to J.R. Rotem.

In this interview Rush gives us a rare, behind the curtains look at the music industry and talks through the process of making music that leaves a mark on our culture. How do we create music for the movement of marginalized communities? How do we use music for our own healing? And how does our own healing serve the greater whole? This interview will teach musicians everywhere how to step up their game with creating music that matters in a cultural climate that’s craving authenticity and truth.

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Feb 16, 2018
Daraiha Greene: Diversifying the Face of Tech
00:29:36

Daraiha Greene is the Head of Multicultural Engagement on the Computer Science in Media Team at Google, and she is on a mission to rebrand and diversify the face of tech. If we are creating technology for a diverse world, shouldn’t we have diverse perspectives behind the scenes? In this interview, Daraiha opens our eyes to the lucrative and abundant job opportunities in the technology industry and discusses how you can start to get yourself (and your kids!) involved in tech.

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Feb 15, 2018
Darnell Lamont Walker: Traveling Cheap – How to Leave the Country when you Think you can’t Afford It
00:27:47

Darnell Lamont Walker is the Founder of Passport Required, an organization that helps people take trips out of the country who wouldn’t typically be able to afford travel. He debunks the main myths that stop black people from traveling, gives his top tips for flying on the cheap, and tells you exactly how to get started on planning your next (or first!) trip abroad without breaking the bank.

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Feb 14, 2018
Aaryn Lang: The Power & Liberation of Black Trans Women
00:35:25

Aaryn Lang is an Activist, TV Show Host, and Organizer who has spent years working toward the power and liberation of Black trans women. In this interview, Aaryn gives us an inside perspective on how we can all expand the narrative of what justice looks like for black trans people in this country.

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Feb 13, 2018
Shaun Ross: Being Unique and Unapologetically Authentic
00:29:37

Shaun Ross was the first male albino professional supermodel. He has graced the cover of every major magazine you can think of, but his success didn’t come to him in the way you might think.

In this interview, Shaun talks about the importance of owning your authenticity, standing in your truth, and being unapologetically YOU. He also gives us a rare peek at what’s coming up as he embarks on the journey of his first album of music.

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Feb 12, 2018
Deon Jones: How to ACTUALLY Become a Leader of the Millennial Generation
00:36:11

After working in the Obama White House, Deon Jones moved to LA and has become one of the leading millennial creators contributing to a wide variety of projects, including being part of the digital media team at the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), working with Jesse Williams to launch new cultural apps, and helping with a film project about the life of Olympian Tommie Smith with conceptual artist Glenn Kaino.

Deon shares the lessons he has learned from being mentored by some of the greatest leaders of our time. He gives us an inside look at spaces black people rarely have access to and we discuss what it ACTUALLY takes to become a leader in the millennial generation. How do you break through to find your personal greatness? How do you empower yourself to move beyond social conditioning? Deon lets us in on the secrets to his success in this inspiring interview.

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Feb 11, 2018
CurlyNikki: MORE than just Hair
00:31:13

Nikki Walton (@CurlyNikki) gets practical with us in this “hair therapy session” for those struggling to embrace their naturally curly hair. She shares her experiences, frustrations, and triumphs of being naturally glamorous and how embracing your hair can lead to embracing your SELF.

This episode is about much more than just hair, we talk entrepreneurship, empowerment, and about Nikki's new #BeHerNow campaign.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Feb 10, 2018
Yolo Akili Robinson: HEALING – Black Emotional & Mental Health
00:36:12

Yolo Akili Robinson is the Founder and Executive Director of BEAM – the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective. In this interview, he discusses how we can start to reprogram and interrupt the patterns of oppression that block us from living more fulfilling lives.

How do we process our emotions, especially the ones we don’t want to face? How do we understand the ways in which our upbringing and life story are affecting us today? Yolo provides practical tools that you can do at home and on your own to deepen your journey toward healing.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Feb 09, 2018
Mecca Woods: Astrology – Myths, Manifesting, and the Movement
00:36:34

Mecca Woods, one of leading black Astrologers, explains the REAL benefits of astrology without all the hocus-pocus and fairy dust. Regardless of whether you’re already obsessed with astrology, just curious, or a bit skeptical of it all – Mecca debunks some most common myths and breaks down exactly how to use astrology as a tool to make better decisions, align with your life purpose, and manifest your goals.

She also discusses how the face of astrology has changed since black people reclaimed the tool and how we can continue to use Astrology to engage in activism and social justice movements.

Go to our website to join thousands of other black people in our global community and get unapologetically black empowerment, inspiration, and tangible tips delivered directly to your inbox once per week: motivationforblackpeople.com   Hosted by Justin Michael Williams
Feb 08, 2018
Wade Davis: Sports & Inclusion from a Former NFL Player
00:34:00

Former NFL player Wade Davis takes us behind the curtain of how it was to be a closeted athlete in this intimate interview about his journey toward becoming one of the biggest advocates for inclusion in sports and beyond.

He blew us away with his practical tips for learning how to become more accepting of people we don’t understand. We’re particularly obsessed with his tips to parents who think their kids might be LGBTQIA+, black people who feel like they don’t belong, and those willing to open their minds to new paradigms.

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Feb 07, 2018
Christopher Gray: How to ACTUALLY Find Investors and Start a Business
00:27:58

Christopher Gray has been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul 100 list, Forbes 30 under 30, and appeared on Shark Tank for his incredible work creating the app Scholly, which connects students to millions of dollars in scholarships.

How do you find a mentor? How do you pitch your idea to potential investors to find money? How do you get the most out of networking events? How is the process different for black entrepreneurs? Chris gives us the exact roadmap.

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Feb 06, 2018
Shelah Marie: Curvy, Curly, Conscious
00:31:33

Shelah Marie, Founder of the Curly, Curvy, Conscious movement gives it to us straight with this “self-help” meets “real talk” interview. She discuss her own journey to self-love, how she created one of the largest online platforms for black women, and what you can do today to start living a more elevated life – from the inside out.

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Hosted by Justin Michael Williams

Feb 05, 2018
Darnell L. Moore: Break the System Through Inner Transformation
00:32:19

One of the most respected authors and thought leaders of the generation, Darnell L. Moore, discusses what it really means to do the inner work required to break free from the systems of oppression that have been placed upon us, and that we sometimes unknowingly create and uphold. 

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Feb 04, 2018
Tarell Alvin McCraney: Moonlight and Advice for Budding Black Artists
00:30:55

Tarell Alvin McCraney gives us a real behind the scenes look at his road to winning the Academy Award for Moonlight and his best practical pieces of advice for budding black artists with a dream of writing.

Should you use art for our own healing? What creates a good drama? What are the first steps to telling your story in an authentic way? What are some of the biggest mistakes storytellers make? Tarell answers all of this and more.

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Feb 03, 2018
Malcolm "MJ" Harris: How To Make More Money
00:33:38

Malcolm “MJ” Harris (featured by Oprah) gives an in your face, tough love interview about how we can actually make more money, regardless of whether you work a full-time job or have your own business idea.

He covers the biggest causes of self-sabotage and how our emotions affect our ability to surpass our money threshold.

He ends with 3 tangible tips that will empower every listener to start creating more wealth right away.

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Feb 02, 2018
Alicia Garza: The TRUTH about #BlackLivesMatter
00:35:40

Alicia Garza (Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter) tells us the real story about how BLM began, clarifies the real mission and purpose, and gives her three top tips for getting involved in the movement in your own way.

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Jan 29, 2018