One-on-One with Ryan Turner


Ryan Turner is founder and executive director of The Akoben Foundation, an organization committed to using literacy as a catalyst to break the cycle of poverty in America. He joined us to discuss his work with Baltimore City Public Schools and passion to empower young readers.

One-on-One with Sadiq Ali


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Sadiq Ali is an author, speaker, professor and founder of Millionaire Manners Academy, a full-service etiquette-based training and educational consulting solution. Ali joins us to talk about how to prepare youth for success and his upcoming Young Gentlemen’s Institute Conference.


The Young Gentlemen’s Institute Conference in Prince George’s County, MD is here! Two organizations have teamed up and are hosting a conference just for young men to help teach them vital skills for success in a changing world. In a powerful daylong event, we’ll be focusing on four areas with the young men: leadership, etiquette, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.The conference will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 8a to 4p at the beautiful, newly renovated Rennie Forum at the Largo Student Center on the campus of PG Community College (301 Largo Drive, Largo, MD 20774) and will feature 4 powerful workshops, 9 dynamic speaker-presenters, live performances, breakfast and lunch along with a host of resources. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

One-on-One with D. Watkins (Part 1)


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D. Watkins is an author and award winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times,, and The Huffington Post. He joins us on Son of a Dream to discuss his new book, The Beast Side: Living and Dying while Black in America and the influence of pop culture on youth.


One-on-One with Dr. Tara Doaty-Mundell



Dr. Tara Doaty-Mundell is the founder of the Sage Wellness Group, LLC, a consulting firm that provides speicialized trainings and workshops for programs and families. She joined me for a discussion on effective communication for parents and children.

One-on-One with David Miller


Author and youth advocate David Miller talks about the importance of encouraging boys of color to read.

Author and youth advocate David Miller talks about the importance of encouraging boys of color to read.

David Miller is founder of Dare to Be King, a program that seeks to inspire, support, and strengthen organizations serving boys of color. David is also author of Khalil’s Way, a children’s book that addresses the issue of school bullying. I caught up with David to talk about the importance of encouraging boys of color to read and parental involvement.