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Interview with Author Sola Togun-Butler  

Sola Togun-Butler is an Assistant Professor in the Human Services Department at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York and Ohio. She has been in the field of social work for over 15 years and has experience in mental health services, medical social work, substance abuse, foster care, gerontology and foster care prevention. She is actively involved in mission work in developing countries, and established the Victoria Ibironke Togun Scholarship fund to provide educational opportunities to young girls in developing countries. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work and a PhD in Education from Northcentral University. 

She immigrated to the United States with her immediate family in 1988. The book “Where Do You Keep The Lions? An African Girl’s First Day of School in America is loosely based on her own experience as a young African immigrant attending an American school for the first time. She was confronted with many stereotypes and negative comments about Africa. In addition to writing the book, she conducts free presentations entitled, “Challenging Myths about Africa” to show others a different perspective on the African continent. The book highlights the importance of cultural diversity and awareness by encouraging children to ask polite questions when curious about other cultures. 
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Interview with Amervis López  


Amervis López is content with her life. She lives with her brother and grandmother in a twentieth-century community. She enjoys learning, partaking in authentic home cooked meals, playing at the park, going out with her grandmother, and being an inquisitive child who routinely explored her surroundings. When her grandmother dies, her life is turned upside down. Consequently, the perpetually abused and neglected at-risk youth is forced to navigate dangerous streets as she struggles to survive and cope with one loss after another. 

While she cared about her mother, the woman who gave birth to her felt like a stranger in her home. She spent most of her life moving from one row home to another. Armed with a masculine butch-like stature, Amervis’ mother was not a woman to be trifled with. When her Billy Boy persona took over, she brawled with the best of them, and many cowered at the mention of her name. 

Unfortunately, Amervis experienced the Billy Boy character firsthand when it spilled over into her own life. None of her mother’s personalities had any real interest in raising children, let alone the two she abandoned years earlier. Amervis commits the effort to gain acceptance into the city’s most esteemed public school. Yet, prior to her junior year, she inched closer toward the certainty that she would never make it to prom, let alone graduate. 

Her mother’s response to Amervis witnessing her use of crack crushes Amervis’ minuscule sense of self-worth and security, triggering behaviors completely out of line with who she was at her core and had envisioned herself becoming. Without support, fear consumed Amervis’ thoughts. It was relentless in its pursuit and dogged in its determination to devour any optimistic beliefs of moving beyond the arid terrain of the brutal Badlands. 

As she confronts one impediment after the next, she makes choices that cause her situation to become progressively worse. While Amervis fought for her sanity and freedom, she fixated on dropping out of Central. Thoughts of failure permeated through the constructs of her mind and she blamed her environment and her mother for the limitations she’d encounter. 

Throughout her journey, Amervis starts to acknowledge that continuing to entertain distractions was never going to get her any further than where she remained in life. She eventually creates a strategy and character armor that shields her from giving in to the day-to-day pressures of living on a street corner. 

Business - https://amervis.com 
Personal - https://breakingbadlands.com 
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amervis/

Interview with Recording Artist Sweet Randi Love 

https://www.sweetrandilove.com Sweet Randi Love (Ikette Extraordinaire) got her high energy, electricity, & showmanship training from the man who made the first rock and roll song ever, yes, Ike Turner himself, you remember rocket 88, it's in the Rock & Roll hall of Fame. So, with that being said, you know from her history she has definitely got what it takes to keep your attention, and take you to another level. She toured with the Ike Turner Revue as an Ikette and went from an amateur entertainer to a professional. She made her debut in the entertainment industry as an aspiring actress just out of college. Among her television credits are guest spots on "Doctor-Doctor" & "Kelly -vs. - Kelly" with ABC. She has also been featured in films such as: Lambada, Dolemite 2000 (Rudy Ray Moore) & Heat on the Delta (Kris Lamans). She played lead in many plays to include: Primary Colors, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, A Raisin In the Sun, Glasshouse (David McKnight), and the Gospel Musical Play "Blood Brothers," just to name a few. Although Sweet Randi was raised in the church and had a strong Gospel Music background, she did not professionally pursue her musical talents until her successful appearance in the musical about Sam Cook entitled "Inquest," (Jerry Jones, LaWanda Page) at the Ebony Showcase Theatre. She toured the US, Europe, & Japan. She then continued and made appearance performances in the club scene around Los Angeles, San Bernardino & Riverside Counties. She also made appearances in Palm Springs and Several Casino's in Las Vegas. Her recording credits and appearance performances with greats to include: Rick James, James Brown, Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes, Luther Ingram, and Kris Lamans of the Platters. They also include performances with bands and groups such as: The Time, The Gap Band, Lakeside, Rolls Royce, and Mary Jane Girls to name a few. Past credits also include touring and recording with legends to include: Ike Turner, BB King, Solomon Burke, and Gospel Music Pioneer Andrae Crouch. You can definitely experience the ride of your life at her shows. Full of high energy, and grit. There is no doubt that she was trained by the extraordinary legend maker Ike Turner. So if you are a Tina Turner Fan, You will definitely love this show. They both come from the same place! The Universe is now in alignment for the extraordinary talents of Sweet Randi Love and she has only begun to realize her full potential. As an all around entertainer, and anointed minister, her gifted talent and infectious enthusiasm is reflected in her work

Yaya Diamond interviews Q the Music 

Michael Trucks aka Q the Music is a songwriter/performer, a so called vibe artist, that blends light and Dark experiences with his music to tell stories. He's also serving in the military so he uses his world traveling to better his view of the world. Mine is a song about meeting a special person who wants a new vibe in their life and Q brings them into his world 

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Yaya Diamond interviews Felicia Owens   

 

 

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Interview with Author Tiberia Morris 

Seeing the positive side of things is where it's at! For sure it is not always easy, and with great expense to our ego at times, but ultimately it pays to stay positive. Tune in to see how our host and guest took the positve side of things and turned it into a career. 

Ever wanted to know what really happens before, during and after weight loss surgery? Well, look no further. In her second published work, author Tiberia Morris takes readers behind the scenes as she chronicles her decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery. Morris candidly discusses hitting rock bottom at a Broadway performance, overcoming her addiction to food and emotional eating and shedding relationships, old belief systems and toxic thoughts along with over 100 pounds of physical weight. If you have ever contemplated having weight loss surgery, Morris offers well-researched information as well as personal experiences and advice. This book finally puts to rest the notion that bariatric surgery is the easy way out. Because anyone who's ever gone under the knife in the name of weight loss knows that only the courageous and consistent thrive. FB: Tiberia Morris 

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Yaya Diamond interviews Charles D. Clark of Empire 

Charles D. Clark is a SAG-AFTRA award winning actor known for his bad boy role as one of Shine main Goon enforcers on Fox hit show Empire and hardcore detective roles on Investigation Discovery along with TV One. In addition Charles is a multi award winning speaker , public figure , youth mentor and social justice advocate . Charles D. Clark testimony has impacted and change thousands of people worldwide.

When you know it's not enough  

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Michelle Areaux (A-rue) is a young adult fiction writer whos  works include historical thrillers that brings readers back to the world of the paranormal with a new twist. https://www.shadyoaksbooks.com/ And all social media under the Michelle Areaux. 

Charu has been playing the piano since the age of five, and performing since the age of nine. She won an international piano competition at the age of 15. Their debut album, “Lollipops for Breakfast," launched in November, with original music composed by Suri, and won a Global Music Award. https://open.spotify.com/artist/74kDoHOU6cjB6MFeCDsoZX#_=_  Insta: CharuSurimusic 

In this SECOND EDITION of her book, Dawn A. Witte weaves a beautiful tapestry of words to live by and reminds us we never know the impact our words can have on someone else. We all have the power to make someone's day a little brighter or a little worse. https://www.amazon.com/Be-Collection-Friends-Kindness-Evolution/dp/1732037205/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=dawn+witte+be&qid=1552587690&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spell

Interview with Chiemeri and Cuban Diva  

Chiemeri is a Nigerian American Songwriter and a classically trained Vocalist, and Choreographer ( Ballet, Tapand Jazz). Chiemeri is a Native Houstonian and has resided in Houston for a time. Her music has taken her all over Texas and throughout The United States and also on an international level as well. Chiemeri's music has a media base on the "Urban AC" and "Pop" playlist. She’s been featured in several magazines "The Hype Magazine" and "Meeko TV" to name a few. 
One of the great things about Chiemeri is she is diverse with her music and draws in an eclectic demographic from youth to senior. Her brand is well known, being that she’s a Houstonian, no matter where she goes, her brand will sell. She was also given the honor of singing the National Anthem at Houston Stadiums for Home Games. Besides her own music, she has featured with other well known artist of the Houston area like Slim Thug (featured on songs with Beyonce & Gwen Stefani) & Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's, Just Brittany. 

This latest release is what happens when a Nigerian and a Cuban join forces to create a unique sound. The Featured artist, Cuban Diva is a Pop/Tejano Singer from Houston Texas. The track is produced by Beats by Big H (Giant of Africa) who is well known in the Afrobeat community. The sound he created on this track is a mixtrure of Afrobeat, Reggatone and dance, Creating a Afrobeat/Reggatone pop sound. Throw in lyrics by Chiemeri and Millicent Osemele, you can here Nigerian pidgin english as well as spanish being sung on this catchy uplifting tune. A dance track with a positive message you can really move to. 

This song reminds everyone to let their haters be their motivators. If people say you can't do something, that's your chance to prove to them you can. In the end, success is always the best revenge. 

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