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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Stopping HIV Criminalization

Stopping HIV Criminalization

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Entrepreneurship, Finance
[vidseo id="28803" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "Laws criminalizing HIV must be changed to Cathcart up to facts and science." Kim Welter is CEO of KLW Consulting, LLC which supports LGBTQ and affiliated advocacy organizations with HR, finance, diversity & Inclusion, board and policy expertise. Her primary client since 2016 is Equality Ohio where she holds the responsibilities of Director of Finance and Policy after previously serving as Deputy Director and Director of Programs and Outreach while on staff. She also briefly served as interim Executive Director; with over thirteen years of experience with the organization, she is Equality Ohio’s most seasoned consultant. She joined the organization as staff in 2008 after serving as the Executive Director of Equality Toledo for over 2 years. A graduate of University of Michigan,…
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Edition Magazine Amplifying Black Creatives

Edition Magazine Amplifying Black Creatives

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Entrepreneurship, Finance
[vidseo id="28695" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! Isoul Harris is the Editor and Chief of EDTION. Edition’s mission to uplift and amplify Black creatives across industries. Isoul brings a vast array of expertise in the space – from serving as a multimedia content producer, to fulfilling award-winning journalist roles in which he was able to tell powerful stories disrupting cultural narrative. Prior to joining EDITION, Isoul served as the editor-in-chief at UPTOWN, where furthered the national magazine’s mission profiling affluent African American life in partnership with the world’s leading celebrities, philanthropists, creatives, futurists across industries throughout the diaspora. Isoul also served as Deputy Editor of exclusive luxury lifestyle magazine, Mosaic where he worked to bring the profiles of LGBTQIA+ people of color front-and-center within the magazine. What you will learnWhy…
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A Higher Calling with Kern Alexander

A Higher Calling with Kern Alexander

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Entrepreneurship, Finance
[vidseo id="28349" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "In the military, you’re taught to do more with less, so within my business model, I pretty much did the same thing."Kern Alexander is a veteran turned business mogul. Learn about his unexpected Cannabis journey and how his passion for helping veterans lead to a multi million dollar business. US Military Veteran Kern Alexander discusses how he founded and scaled The Higher Collection, an Oakland-based cannabis distribution and delivery company. What you will learnWhy must you ignore people who have a fear of taking risks? How to get started in the Cannabis business 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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Karim Hutson: Building For The Future

Karim Hutson: Building For The Future

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Entrepreneurship, Finance
[vidseo id="28255" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "In competitive places, if you don’t really have a passion for something, it’s easy to get outcompeted."As Founder and Managing Member of Genesis Companies, Karim Hutson oversees the firm and its strategic direction. Karim enjoys focusing on forging new partnerships and pushing innovation in our operations and investment approach. Karim’s experience as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs and a private equity investor at General Atlantic Partners, allowed Karim to develop the investment acumen he now devotes to Genesis’ financial strategies.Karim holds several advisory seats in local organizations, including his roles as Trustee of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance and a Member of the Reform Leadership Council for Vera Institute of Justice. Karim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics…
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CEO Alexys Feaster: Athletes & the Power of Voice

CEO Alexys Feaster: Athletes & the Power of Voice

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Entrepreneurship
[vidseo id="28025" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! A former Senior Director of Player Development at the NBA, Feaster focused on helping over 450 NBA players create programs and initiatives to enhance their life skills and leadership development, from financial literacy programs to engage with their communities on a national level. During the 2018 summer off-season, Alexys executed the league’s first-ever voter registration drives, registering over 40 eligible players and incoming rookies during NBA Summer League and the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program.  In the past, she’s also worked as the National Regional Surrogate Director for Obama’s reelection campaign, where she led strategy behind some of the biggest names speaking and performing during the campaign trail including JAY-Z, Mariah Carey and Jon Bon Jovi. She was also the mastermind behind the creation…
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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: Promise and The Power of Humanization

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: Promise and The Power of Humanization

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Entrepreneurship
[vidseo id="27087" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "In order to build something really magical, it requires that you be your best self."Phaedra Eliis Lamkins is the CEO of Promise, a payment technology platform that simplifies how people manage government payments like utilities, child support, parking tickets and more by offering customizable plans and providing digital payment options. The organization has secured funding from a wide array of investors including Roc Nation, Starbucks, Bumble, Kapor Capital, XYZ, First Round, and many more. Promise secured 20 million dollars in its Series A collectively raising 50 million dollars overall which is one of the largest funding rounds for a Black, women-led startup with investors like Kapor Capital, Bronze, First Round, and Y Combinator.Phaedra herself is a rockstar in the world of social justice and…
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Nick Hamilton: Race and Media Narratives

Nick Hamilton: Race and Media Narratives

Disrupt, Disruption Now, Entrepreneurship
[vidseo id="26934" ]HOSTED BY ROB RICHARDSONShare This! "You just look at the maturation of people and that’s very inspiring."Nick Hamilton is the founder of Nitecast Media and a single father raising a young autistic son. He is an expert in balancing work and parenting, especially in maintaining a strong bond with your child. Nick founded Nitecast Media during the pandemic and has been in the journalism industry for over 10 years.  He has all the tips on how to build your business during the pandemic and staying in touch with current Entertainment demands. Nick's dedication in empowering BIPOC journalists into action gives him the motivation and tools to handle the blockage of being a black entrepreneur in the media industry. Nick Hamilton is a dynamic media personality best known for his work…
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