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Dr. Natalia Molina

A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community

There are places in every community where marginalized people come together to affirm their humanity, culture and community. In Los Angeles the Nayarit was one of those esteemed places and spaces. Today Ramona talks to Professor Natalia Molina about her most recent book A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community. […]

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Michael H. Ross

How cities create systems to support the growth of black-owned businesses

Are you a business or civic leader seeking to develop black businesses in your community? Then, this episode is for you. Listen to the conversation as Ramona talks to Micheal H. Ross about the long and rich history of black business success in Atlanta, starting in the late nineteenth century through the present. Acknowledged by […]

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Vincenzo Piscopo

Ableism and its impact on inclusion among people with disabilities

Accessibility, an essential component of DEI&A (diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility), is the process of making opportunities, environments, services and products available and usable by all people. Ablism—discrimination in favor of able-bodies people—is the reason accessibility is so important. In their discussion today, Vincenzo Piscopo talks to Ramona about his work in inclusion and accessibility […]

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Kamela Boyd

the Impact of Communications on Culture

Join Ramona as she talks to Atlanta-based media and communications expert Kamela Boyd. Kamela shares her career journey in public relations and her thoughts about the evolving impact media has on culture and marketing. Kamela explores HBCU excellence, WalMart’s blunder with Juneteenth products, compassion needed in coverage of the Uvalde, Texas school tragedy, and lessons […]

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Dr. John Eaves

The 4 Pillars of Political Empowerment

Being politically engaged is essential to the empowerment of the African American and Latino communities. Why? One simple reason: government affects every aspect of our lives. Services are connected to the vote, so our communities must be involved in the political process to improve the services in our communities. Join Ramona and Dr. John Eaves […]

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Dr. Tracey Morant Adams

How is Renasant Bank embracing social responsiblity?

Renasant Bank knows what it means to be a corporate citizen and leader in the community. Through effective corporate social responsibility initiatives the bank is making a big impact on women. Listen to the conversation as Ramona talks to Dr. Tracey Morant Adams about how Renasant Bank through its community engagement program, Renasant Roots, is […]

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Larry Gonzales

How can organizations strategically advance the political empowerment of Latinos?

Veterinary medicine is the least diverse medical profession in the country, which is not reflective of pet ownership. Many veterinary professionals work in hospitals where there is only one doctor of color and/or person of color. A lack of diversity within veterinary medicine impacts the ability of veterinary professionals to educate their clientele of diverse […]

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Dr. Niccole Bruno

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) in Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary medicine is the least diverse medical profession in the country, which is not reflective of pet ownership. Many veterinary professionals work in hospitals where there is only one doctor of color and/or person of color. A lack of diversity within veterinary medicine impacts the ability of veterinary professionals to educate their clientele of diverse […]

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John Haroldson Suarez

How are changing demographics shaping the political and cultural landscape of the US?

Over the past few decades, demographic changes have been transforming the US. America is quickly evolving to become a majority-minority country. Threatened by this demographic shift, some Americans have created an antagonistic political and cultural environment, ushering in a period of hostility and incivility toward fellow Americans. In this episode Ramona is joined by Attorney […]

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Congressman Hank Johnson

Congressman Hank Johnson: Leveling the playing field for everyday Americans through the Courts

America is celebrating the Senate confirmation of its first African American woman Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The Democratic Congress is one of the forces that made this landmark and consequential event happen. Join Ramona as she talks to Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) about this significant moment as well as the importance of US […]

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