Donna King

Take the Leap!

In today’s episode, Ramona talks to entrepreneur Donna King, Chief Visionary Officer and Head Designer of P. Sherrod & Co., an Atlanta-based leather lifestyle brand founded in 2009. Donna shares her story of how she “took the leap” and persevered through the challenges of entrepreneurship to build her company. If you are temporarily paralyzed by fear, […]

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Chiquita Lockley and Patrice Gaines

Masterclass: The Patrice Gaines Story

It is a fact: the United States has the largest incarceration rate in the world. With a system that disproportionately criminalizes and incarcerates the poor and people of color, criminal justice reform has become one of the key social issues of the day. Listen in as Ramona talks to author and journalist, Patrice Gaines and […]

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Obery Hendricks

Christians Against Christianity

The evangelical right has become a powerful force in US politics. Interestingly, many right-wing evangelicals have used the Bible to justify and promote white supremacy and power as well as marginalize and demonize various groups. In this episode Ramona talks to best selling author and Biblical scholar Dr. Obery Hendricks about his newest book Christians […]

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Dr. Cynthia Orozco

Alonso S. Perales – Pioneer of Mexican-American Civil Rights

Reading biographies is one of the best ways to learn about life and history. In this episode Ramona talks to scholar Dr. Cynthia Orozco about the amazing life and legacy of Alonso S. Perales. Of Alice and San Antonio, Texas, Perales is the principal founder of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the […]

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Krysta McGowan and Celene Alexandria

Herstory in Living Color

Since 1987, October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from what was known as the “Day of Unity.”  According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience physical violence by an intimate partner. Moreover, 33% of teens in the US have experienced physical, […]

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Dr. Carolyne Opinde

The Future of NGOs Global Summit, December 8-9, 2022

The world is going through a rapid transition. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are faced with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) at the local and international levels. What then is the future of NGOs? Listen to Ramona as she talks to Dr. Carolyne Opinde, Founder of The NGO Whisperer Center For Social Impact. Dr. Opinde shares […]

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Andrew Baskin

Challenging the “Mis-education” of African Americans

Since its publication in 1933, The Mis-Education of the Negro by Dr. Carter G. Woodson has influenced generations of African American educators, including Ramona’s guest Professor Andrew Baskin. Listen to Ramona’s conversation with Professor Baskin as he discusses his work as a college educator and how he has encouraged and compelled students to achieve academic […]

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Grené Baranco

Ladies, have you ever considered a career in the automotive industry?

According to Forbes, women drive 70-80% of consumer purchasing decisions, which includes vehicle purchases. Despite the amount of money women invest in cars, the automotive industry lacks diversity when it comes to women and, particularly, women of color. In fact, there are only six black women new car dealers in the US! Listen to Ramona […]

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Angela Valenzuela

How can municipalities produce academic success and teacher pipelines within the Latino community?

Providing educational support with identifiable teachers are important to the academic success of all students. In today’s episode Dr. Angela Valenzuela shares her work with Academia Cuauhtli (Nahuatl for “Eagle Academy”), a partnership model with the Austin Independent School District and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center that supports the educational development of […]

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Jose Miguel Madrigal Hidalgo, Sruthi Venkatraman and Justin Hart of the Democrats Abroad Global Youth Caucus

The Power of Voting from Abroad

With less than 100 days to the mid-term elections, the Democrats Abroad Global Youth Caucus is mobilizing voters around the world to engage in the political process and cast their votes. In this episode Jose Miguel Madrigal Hidalgo, Sruthi Venkatraman and Justin Hart of the Democrats Abroad Global Youth Caucus talk with Ramona on the process of […]

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