Lyord Watson

Lyord Watson, Jr.: The Penny Foundation and Strategic Philanthropy

Strategic Philanthropy and Institution Building within Communities of Color – Today Ramona discusses strategic philanthropy with guest Lyord Watson, Jr., Founder and CEO of the Penny Foundation, based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Aracely Panameño

Aracely Panameño: The Economic Impact of COVID

How COVID Has Made Political Engagement an Imperative – Today, Ramona’s guest Aracely Panameño discusses the economic impact of COVID on the African American, Latinx and immigrant communities.

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Dr. Robin Sibert

Dr. Robin Sibert: Special Education Services for K-12

A Discussion on How Special Education Services Levels the Playing Field for Students – Today, Ramona talks to Dr. Robin Sibert about special education services in K-12 education.

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Dr. Genine Ervin

Dr. Genine Ervin-Smith: Embracing Change in Post-Covid Veterinary Services

Ramona talk to Dr. Genine Ervin-Smith, a Los Angeles native, who is a proud graduate of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ervin-Smith sheds light on the historical and significant role that Tuskegee University has played in developing Black and Brown veterinarians—both in the US and abroad. As Chief of Staff for VCA in […]

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Anita Henderson

Anita Henderson: Tell Your Own Stories!

Why You Should Write about Your Life – As the saying goes, “History is told by the victor.” Ramona talks to Anita Henderson, owner of The Write Image and creator of the Write Your Life Author Coaching Program, about the importance of writing.

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Alfred Ramirez

Alfred Ramirez: Follow Your Heart and Passion

Some people stay on one job their entire life, while others create a professional Odyssey. In conversation with Ramona, Alfred Ramirez shares how to design a lifetime of rewarding professional experiences. One theme runs throughout his career, Alfred has always followed his heart and passions. Whether working in higher education at Columbia University, as special […]

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Dr. Juan Andrade

Dr. Juan Andrade: The Unsung Legacy of Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis—The Fuse that Launched Latino Political Power and Leadership Development. In this special episode, Ramona’s guest, Dr. Juan Andrade, shares the fascinating history and unsung legacy of Congressman John Lewis in the political empowerment and leadership development of the Latino community.

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Dr. Mara Perez

Dr. Mara Perez: Invest in Your Community

The Importance of Philanthropy — Dr. Mara Perez, Founder and Principal of Latino Futures, discusses the importance of Latinos and African Americans engaging in philanthropy—both as donors and as professionals. According to Dr. Perez, the Black and Brown communities must become more involved in the philanthropic sector on multiple levels to ensure the viability of organizations that serve our communities.

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Cause Marketing and Atlanta History with Marilyn Pearlman

Cause Marketing and Atlanta History with Marilyn Pearlman — Today’s guest is Marilyn Pearlman, Founder and Principal of Atlanta Cause Marketing and PR. Ramona talks to her about her professional evolution working in the field of public relations and cause marketing. Through her agency, Marilyn connects businesses and nonprofits to advance the good of humanity and promote both entities.

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Dr. Brian Gosa: Take Control of Your Health!

Today, Ramona speaks with Pharmacist Dr. Brian Gosa of Montgomery, Alabama, who now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, addressing health disparities within the Black and Brown communities. As a health advocate, Dr. Gosa encourages individuals to take control of their health by educating themselves about health…

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