Faith and Family

Faith and Family

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Entrepreneurship
[vidseo id="29170" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! Mirthell, is the Founder and CEO of the Onyx brand and @Onyx Family . For years, he worked as a pastor and marriage & family therapist, but it was his dream to one day work with his family. One day in 2015, he took the giant leap and quit his job; he never looked back since. Now, the family has a multi-million dollar enterprise, which includes a YouTube Original talk show, @Onyx Family (featuring guests such as Jemele Hill and Emmanuel Acho), an animated series, Onyx Monster Mysteries (which has been distributed to platforms such as Peacock and Apple TV), books, a health & fitness app. and more. He tries to inspire and motivate other black men to take the leap too and…
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From CEO to ACTIVIST with Jason Flom

From CEO to ACTIVIST with Jason Flom

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Entrepreneurship
[vidseo id="29052" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! Former Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol Music Group and now the Founder and CEO of Lava For Good Podcasts and Lava Media. He is the founding board member of the Innocence Project and serves on the boards of numerous criminal justice reform organizations. Also, the host of the hit podcast, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit, some even sentenced to death. He started his journey to fight the system's injustice last 1993 when he helped a young kid win his case for a non-violence first offense cocaine possession charge for which he served 15 years to life. He also shared statistics that listeners will…
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Uncompromising with Steve White

Uncompromising with Steve White

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Entrepreneurship
[vidseo id="28957" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "There are only two things you can control.Your effort and your attitude."Steve is president, special counsel to the CEO of Comcast Cable. He works with executives on a number of important initiatives, including leadership development, strategic planning, diversity, equality, and inclusion, and digital equality. He has enjoyed many affiliations, including his recent board service with Hormel Foods, Shaw Communications, and W.W. Grainger. Steve is active in the academic arena at the University of Denver and serves on the board of New Leaders, which focuses on the leadership development of public school principals. He’s a member of Delta Boule’ and the Executive Leadership Council.Before Comcast, he worked in some leading companies and was promoted several times. He started working as a young boy with…
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Disrupting Education with Rebecca Wolfe and Ryan MacDonald

Disrupting Education with Rebecca Wolfe and Ryan MacDonald

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education
[vidseo id="26870" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "It exposed the inequities within our system to everyone and really forced everyone to look at how we're doing school and see the challenges that the model has taken."Ryan MacDonald - He serves as Senior Program Associate on the Student-Centered Learning team at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Ryan joined CCSSO in 2015 as part of the now Student-Centered Learning team and Education Data and Information Systems team. As part of the Student-Centered Learning team, he manages the programmatic and technical support to the previous Innovation Lab Network (ILN) and now CCSSO’s Student-Centered Learning Collaborative. He is committed to supporting the implementation and scaling of student-centered learning especially for historically underserved students. He received a B.A. in Politics from the…
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Damian Hoskins The Creative Economy

Damian Hoskins The Creative Economy

Community, Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education
[vidseo id="23858" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! I have never had a kid from the Inner city tell me that, not because they wouldn't be interested in it but because they don't know it exists. That is really where that exposure part comes from. Damian Hoskins is the General Manager of Elementz an organization focused on providing hope and catalyzing change for the young people in the urban core through hip-hop culture. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTROB RICHARDSONEntrepreneur & Keynote SpeakerRob Richardson is the host of disruption Now Podcast and the owner of DN Media Agency, a full-service digital marketing and research company. He has appeared on MSNBC, America this Week, and is a weekly contributor to Roland Martin Unfiltered. BOOK ROB AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKERMORE WAYS TO WATCHthin Serious about…
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Manny Lacher: Collaborate and Elevate

Manny Lacher: Collaborate and Elevate

Community, Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Featured
[vidseo id="23100" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "If you go to the very top, all my mentors are in all industries at the end of the day."Manny has had the opportunity to work with brands and mentors to hone and develop skills in brand management & growth, sponsorship consulting, retail development, strategic planning, account management and brand activation – across a diverse portfolio of categories including: Technology, professional sports, sporting goods, financial services & insurance, retail, tourism, telecommunication, food industry, and health/medical Industry. Manny enjoys helping others find purpose in their work.Manny Lacher is the founder of Collaborate and Elevate Platform.CONNECT WITH THE HOSTROB RICHARDSONEntrepreneur & Keynote SpeakerRob Richardson is the host of disruption Now Podcast and the owner of DN Media Agency, a full-service digital marketing and research company. He…
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Kristina Smith-Newton: Representation Matters

Kristina Smith-Newton: Representation Matters

Community, Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Featured
[vidseo id="20676" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! I could use my tech skills for good.Less than 1 percent of all U.S. engineering bachelor's degrees go to African-American women. As a Black Woman, Kristian Newton has experienced doubt and isolation due to lack of representation, mentorship, and upward mobility opportunities; it's why she is committed to changing the statistics for Black and Brown girls in STEAM pathways. These statistics must change, and that is where HYPE comes in. HYPE is about more than just teaching girls how to code. It is providing hope, leaving a legacy, and doing our part to make sure that our future is better than our past.About GethypeIn 2015, less than 1 percent of all U.S. engineering bachelor's degrees went to African-American women. Of the 106,658 engineering bachelor's…
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Judas and Black Messiah: Addressing Our Historical Trauma

Judas and Black Messiah: Addressing Our Historical Trauma

Art, Community, Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Politics
[vidseo id="20545" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! War is politics with bloodshed. Judas and the Black Messiah is an important film to watch to really understand the level of mistrust between law enforcement and the black community. We examine the movie and what we can take away from it in this current climate.In this Episode you will learnThe issue with Black Lives Matter and law enforcement is not new but a continuous cycle.How the FBI infiltrated black leadership organizations to divide and conquer.How the media perpetuates a false equivalence and narrative with organizations like the Black panthers.How these movies are traumatic for black and brown people and how we should address it. CONNECT WITH THE HOSTROB RICHARDSONEntrepreneur & Keynote SpeakerRob Richardson is the host of disruption Now Podcast and the…
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Roland Martin: The Legacy of Roland Martin and the Future of Roland Martin Unfiltered

Roland Martin: The Legacy of Roland Martin and the Future of Roland Martin Unfiltered

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Featured, Featured, Technology
[vidseo id="20450" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin.We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered​, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world. This is part three of a three part series.CONNECT WITH THE HOSTROB RICHARDSONEntrepreneur & Keynote SpeakerRob Richardson is the host of…
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Roland Martin: The Future of Black Media

Roland Martin: The Future of Black Media

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Education, Featured, Technology
[vidseo id="20395" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin.We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered​, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world. This is part two of a three part series.CONNECT WITH THE HOSTROB RICHARDSONEntrepreneur & Keynote SpeakerRob Richardson is the host of…
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