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Please read through THIS ENTIRE POST upon joining this Community. And, Willkommen, Tervetuloa, Soo dhowow, Hoş geldiniz, Ласкаво просимо, Ngiyanemukela, 歡迎光臨,  Bienvenue,  Welcome!

HI Everyone!

Just wanted to touch base and thank you again for making our Google Hangouts some of the most complimented forums on the web.  We're young and growing and the level of conversation is tops.  

In case you are unsure about how to join our Google Hangouts, here are a few tips:

For our #EConvo  Monday evening Google Hangout events, please RSVP when they are posted here in our Community. The Event Page contains tons of info. And it's on the Event Page where we can see your questions for our panelists and have them respond to you live during the actual event.  

Our #EConvo  Hangouts air live on YouTube so you will always be able to view them Live as we air them.  You do not need a lesson on how to use Google Hangout to do this.  Just watch us live on YouTube as we provide the link every week.  They are also available for replay. I've attached a link to our current playlist of previously aired #Econvo   #HOAs  (Hangouts on Air) here.

In the future, such as with September 22nd's "Relationship Roundtable with Dr. Rhonda," you may actually have a chance to participate in the Hangout with us as a panelist, and of course we will still air Live on YouTube for the broader public audience.  I am happy to train you on the Google Hangout format when you are a panelist with us. Just let me know!

Keep a close eye on your e-mail notifications from this community and the #EConvo  Event for which you choose to RSVP. We will always keep you informed of the YouTube link where to join us. We post the link 15 minutes before the event.  

Also, promote, promote, promote. We're here for you on #TalkItUpTuesdays . Promote your event, entrepreneurial and artistic endeavors, casting notices, latest adventures all here with us! We're a global networking community.  Let us know what you're up to! On Tuesdays! 

And what is everyone up to the weekends?  We have a global community. Please post under "Weekend Plans" in our list of topics so that we may have cool ideas for our travels. Let's share!

So being a part of our #EConvo Monday night Google Hangouts and our EPIPHANY Conversation Google+ Community is simple. Hopefully your EPIPHANY Conversation experience will provide you with numerous benefits beyond imagination.
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Mark, so nice!!  Ditto!
Happy Super Bowl weekend!
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Dr. Vibe Sharing With The Students Of The 100 Strong Academy Summer Program 

100 Strong is a Toronto company that sees a need in the Black community for an organization to shift the paradigm. Self-empowerment, success, uniting of young boys with mentors is a mandate in order to correct the unspoken life curriculum and unearth the potential of our future leaders.

Recently, Dr. Vibe has the opportunity to share with some of the students of the 100 Strong Academy Summer Program. Some of the topics that Dr. Vibe shared about were:

– How did he get the name Dr. Vibe and how he starting doing podcasting
– Some of the equipment that he uses and the work that he does to make a show happen
– Some life lessons

Dr. Vibe would like to thank 100 Strong and the students of the summer academy for the opportunity to share.

To check out the conversation, please go to: http://bit.ly/1IHDANc #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Kim Lute “What America Owes Blacks” 

Kim Lute is a freelance writer and +The Huffington Post blogger.

Her work has also been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, (this essay was later published in Steps to Writing Well, a college textbook edited by Jean Wyrick) The Washington Post’s ROOT Magazine, The Atlantan, Jezebel and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Lute was a DuPont and Peabody award-winning journalist at CNN in Atlanta, Georgia for 13 years.

She is currently seeking representation for her first memoir, The Warm World Somewhere Else, which details her battle with pain pill addiction.

A Colorado native, she currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recently, Ms. Lute was on our show talking about her article What America Owes Blacks.

During our conversation, Ms. Lute talked about:

– Some of her background and how writing and reading have been part of her life since she was very young
– How did she get a job at CNN and keep it for thirteen years
– The values did her parents teach her
– What did she do get get her articles on +The Huffington Post 
– The background behind What America Owes Blacks and the response to the article
– Her thoughts on the topic of slave reparations and Barack Obama’s lack of response toward the subject of slave reparations
– What can Black Americans need to do in order to make slave reparations a more important topic
– Her thoughts on the future of race, equality and slave reparations in America
– Her call to action for America when it comes to slave reparations

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1g3qMnQ  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Dr. Vibe’s Allies “The History of Black Men On TV: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly!”

On a recent edition of Dr. Vibe’s Allies, Mike Ramey, +The Victory Unlimited Show, +Henri Morris, +Christopher Norris   and +Jonathan O Shaw discussed The History of Black Men on TV: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!.

Here were the conversation pieces:

As black men, what role has television played in your life—in the past and in the present?

Are Blacks demanding a better portrayal Black men on television?

Do you think it’s better to have mostly positive black male characters on TV, or is it best to have a mixture of different kinds of black male characters on TV?

Why are there more strong black women starring in their own popular TV shows today than strong black men?

Over the years, black men have seemed to find more success by starring in comedic sitcoms than they do in hour-long dramas—why do you think that is?

In your opinion, past or present, what are some of the WORST black male characters that you’ve seen on TV—and why?

In your opinion, past or present, what are some of the BEST black male characters that you’ve seen on TV—and why?

Should black people even care about how black men are portrayed on fictional television shows? If so, then why? And if not, then why not?

If you had to recommend to our listeners just one TV show to watch that features a black male character, what show and what character would that be—and why should they watch it?

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1HtmzCG #TalkItUpTuesdays
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HI All!

Clearing off my desk for Reading, possibly a film, packing, bookstore browsing and beach. I also have a new script to start with a December 1 deadline.  Writers write.

What are you guys up to? #Weekend   #Holiday  
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Nice!  Sounds like a beautiful time, +Mark Pierce! 
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#Tech   #Hackathon   #Youth   #Education   #STEAM  

Welcome to  #TalkItUpTuesdays !

I'll be leaving for St. Louis next week to launch #Hack4Hope , our hackathon + six-month Hack4Hope academy for teens in low-opportunity areas of Metro St. Louis. We're thrilled and our list is long of partners and friends rolling up their sleeves to help out. Connecting our youth to the booming tech industry in town is hopefully becoming a reality.

Some of the essays that have accompanied the student applications are very moving. Here's an excerpt from one young man who has an idea of a change in his life in St. Louis:  "I’d change the way schools
teach Math and English back to the way it used to be taught. That way, parents can help teach Math and English to their children during homework time at home and even if they are sick. In some cases the teachers instead of explaining it the next day, the Teacher sends home the homework in a little paper packet explaining how to do the
work. This change would not only create more parent child one-on-one time, and an easier basics." 

Please join us as a volunteer to help share our stories through social media at www.Hack4Hope.org.
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Charleston Shootings

Last Sunday, The Dr. Vibe Show™ hosted a live Black men’s roundtable about the shooting and death of nine victims of last Wednesday night at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The panelists for the show were: +Rodney Kellum, +Alfonzo Porter, +Bill Johnson and Lawrence A. Rasheed.

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1LzQ8TY #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Perception Of Complexion

The Perception of Complexion campaign is a means to directly and artistically respond to the undermining bigotry that minorities and people of color face in our society.

EJ Brown, Christian Moore and Zachary Grant of the Perception of Complexion campaign were recently on our show.

Ej Brown

25-year-old artist, Ej Brown, is a Baltimore, Maryland native and did most of his growing up in the small town of Hanover, PA. He’s a recent college grad from Point Park University (located in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema Production. From Trayvon Martin to Freddie Grey, over the past two years Brown has observed the increasing problem surrounding police brutality and the overall undermining bigotry that people of color face in the US. As a direct response of the growing frustration of not being heard and understand Brown launched the “Perception of Complexion” campaign on Tumblr and revealed a series of photos titled ‘The Mugshot Series’, which depicted mugshots of young black college grads in cap and gown. The project and campaign as since gone viral and the movement continues to grow.

Christian Moore

Christian L. Moore is a native of Vineland, NJ. He attends Point Park University where he is a senior Business Management major, concentrating in Marketing. He also serves as the university’s Black Student Union President. Christian’s dream is to redefine the image of African American men by combining his love for Christ and passion for business to bridge the societal gaps in America. Teaming up Ej Brown for Perception of Complexion has allowed him to do so globally. As Perception of Complexion’s Marketing director, Christian aims to help Ej communicate this movement beyond the camera lens.

Zachary Glenn

Zachary Glenn Grant, is a writer/actor from McKeesport, (Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania. He graduated from Point Park University last year with a liberal studies degree; focusing in Philosophy. He also has comitted himself to seeking equality within America as well as following his dreams within the film industry. Whilst helping Ej accomplish his ideas for the Perception of Complexion project, Zachary went to France for The Creative Minds Mind Group opportunities during the Festival de Cannes. Ironically, he was first introduced to the project’s success in France, where many people noticed him from Twitter.

During our conversation, they talked about:

– A little about themselves including how they met
– How has the perception of being a young Black man in America impacted their lives
– How EJ started the campaign and what Lawrence and zachary’s reaction when EJ presented the campaign to them
– Their parents reaction to the campaign and others reactions
– How the campaign changed them and their thoughts about America thoughts about black men at this time
– Their thoughts on the relationships between young black men and older blacks at this time
– Some of the biggest challenges that young African American men are facing and their immediate future
– The future of the campaign

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1BIqiNu #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Toronto Police Carding: The Past, The Present And The Future

In Toronto, the practice was once called “intervention” and before that “street checks.” The police now label it community “engagement.” The name everyone else tends to use—carding—is a reference to the contact cards police have been using for about 10 years to collect information about those who are stopped and questioned.

While police have called the contact card database “an incredibly effective tool,” critics charge that the practice puts innocent people at risk. Once in the system, a person will be seen as known to police any time his or her name is checked in future; even when there’s been no crime or arrest, a person’s file expands each time he or she is carded.
Recently, we hosted a panel discussion about Toronto Police Carding: The Past, The Present And The Future. The scheduled panelists are: Anthony Morgan , Jared A. Walker, Jason Merai and Idil Burale.

Anthony Morgan is a lawyer and the Human Rights, Equity and Diversity Advisor at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. He is passionately committed to social justice and serving the principles of equity, civic engagement, and multiculturalism, interests he often explores as blogger for the Huffington Post Canada. Anthony has worked as a research assistant for both a sitting judge of the Court of Quebec, Judge Juanita Westmoreland-Traore, and McGill mLaw professor, Adelle Blackett. He has also worked as a civil-rights advocate at the Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations in Montreal, and an associate editor of the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy. In 2009-2010, he served as President of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada.

Anthony maintains an active interest in matters concerning Black Canadian social and political affairs, and Caribbean diaspora politics. In February 2012, he was one of 12 people to be officially recognized as a Black History Month Laureate by Quebec’s Roundtable on Black History Month. In addition to holding both a LL.B (Common Law) and B.C.L. (Civil Law) from McGill University, Faculty of Law, he holds an Hons. Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Ethics, Society & Law.

Jared A. Walker works as a communications and PR professional in Canada’s non-profit sector, and has worked in communications, fundraising and community development for a number of non-profits and charities in the Greater Toronto and New York areas. Jared also has analogous experience within the political context gained from working on national and regional campaigns in the US & Canada, including most notably serving as the NY State Coordinator of Students for Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential election.

His deepest passion is collaborating across intersections to cultivate accountable, representative, forward-thinking communities, regions and nations. When it comes to achieving these goals, Jared isn’t one for dogma. Whether it’s in a community-based non-profit, a national political campaign or a for-profit enterprise with big social impact, making a difference is what makes him tick.

As a speaker, Jared has engaged various audiences around the world on issues of politics, youth mobilization, community building, social innovation, social enterprise and engaging men to end violence against women.

Jason Merai completed his Bachelor degree in Political Science and History at the University of Toronto and a Masters of Education at OISE. With a passion for improving communities, Jason has worked with UNICEF Canada, Humber College, and in South Africa as a CIDA intern. He also co-launched a Rogers Peel Television show called “Bullying – Battered & Bruised”, addressing the intersections of bullying in order to create greater awareness. As the Executive Director for UARR, Jason works closely with the Board of Directors to continue the organization’s legacy of advocacy and building an inclusive and safer Toronto.

Idil Burale is Toronto based community advocate, city builder and a columnist who is working at the intersection of social innovation And systems change.

During our live conversation, some of the topics were discussed were:

– The history of carding
– How did the panelists get involved with the campaign against carding
– What was their reaction when Mark Saunders was elected Toronto’s first Black police chief
– Their reactions to Toronto mayor John Tory saying that he opposes carding and what are people telling them about John Tory’s decision
– Their calls to action and if they think carding in Toronto still exist one year from now

Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com

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Please mark your calendars for Wed., June 17, 8pmEST.  It's our #EConvo Phone-In and Tweet--an Industry Talk + some Girl Talk with talented Producer/Writer/Actress Hollie Harper. Chat with us on our conf. line at 218-486-3684 (passcode 501505). Tweet with us @Nicoleedits and @AmericanCandyNY! Talk to you Wed. night!
It's time for another EPIPHANY Phone-In and this time we're live Tweeting (@Nicoleedits, @AmericanCandyNY)!  Chat with us and hear what we're up to for the next few months. We'll have Industry Talk, Girl Talk...the works.  Talented Producer/Writer/Actress Hollie Harper, creator of hot comedy sketch show American Candy, is joining me on a conference call and with the two of us on the line anything goes. Oh yes...we have a new project we'...
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HI All! #TalkItUpTuesdays  is here. What's happening with everyone? 

I keep all of my news on my website. But would love to hear from our members as well. Please share. Thanks and have a wonderful end of July!
The latest news.  Your comments are welcome.
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Do You Know What Time It Is…? – July 26, 2015 

The panelists for last Sunday’s show were:  +The Victory Unlimited Show, +Rodney Kellum and +Alfonzo Porter.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: African-Americans Still Favor Gun Control, But Views Are Shifting

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Majority Of White People Say There’s Racism Everywhere, But Not Around Them

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Racism Thrives Because Black Nations Fail

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Donald Trump’s Intriguing Comments About Sandra Bland. Yes, Really.

The Dr. Vibe Show™: #BlackLivesMatter Is Winning the 2016 Democratic Primary

To check out the conversation, please go to: http://bit.ly/1I810Wi #TalkItUpTuesdays
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Christien Levien Of “Legalswipe” And African-America Men

Legalswipe is a mobile application for both the Apple and Android smart phones that gives you basic legal rights during interactions with police. In addition to your rights, it also allows for video recording with the ability to upload to a private Dropbox server and broadcast messaging to your emergency contacts. It was made to provide a degree of protection from police violence and help promote the importance of legal education.

Christien Levien is originally from Toronto, Ontario. After receiving his Honours B.A. from York University he went on pursue his Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.

Christien is passionate about human rights issues, community development and criminal rehabilitation. He has worked in several areas of government and with various NGOs developing programs and evaluating policy. Christien is completing his term as an articling student with the criminal law firm of Edward H. Royle and Associates and is also the founder of Legalswipe, an organization that educates the public on their legal rights. Christien uses his platform to address the shortcomings of the criminal justice system and promote social advocacy.

Recently, The Dr. Vibe Show™ hosted a discussion with Christien Levien, +Henri Morris, +Alfonzo Porter, +Khalil Cumberbatch, Lawrence A. Rasheed and Derrick Miller. They talked about Legalswipe and what are African American’s rights when they are stopped by the police.

To check out the conversation, please go to: http://bit.ly/1K2k0IO  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: “What Are Black American Mens Thoughts On Independence Day 2015?”

Last Sunday, on a special edition of The Dr. Vibe Show™ the panelists discussed the following subject What Are Black American Mens Thoughts On Independence Day 2015?.

The panelists for the show were: +Rodney Kellum, +Alfonzo Porter, Lawrence A. Rasheed and Charles S. Corprew III. They answered the following questions:

Do they feel that America is their country?
How much courage does a Black man need in America today?
How much is vulnerability part of Black mens lives?
What makes them angry and happy about America today?
What is their message for America?

To listen to the conversation, please go to: http://bit.ly/1LUKmj1 #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Do You Know What Time It Is…? – June 28, 2015 

The scheduled panelists for last Sunday’s show were: +The Victory Unlimited Show, +Henri Morris, +Rodney Kellum and +Alfonzo Porter.

The panelists will be discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Love and Terror In The Black Church

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Barack Obama Says The N-word In Marc Maron’s Podcast

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Removal Of The Confederate Flag In South Carolina Deserves Only Cautious Praise

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Some Blacks Feel Fatigued After Barrage Of Racial Incidents

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Dads Are Overcoming Obstacles For Self, Children And Community

To listen the conversation, please go to: http://bit.ly/1NvPBTw   #TalkItUpTuesdays   
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#TalkItUpTuesdays   #Money   #Finance  
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Hi All! Occassionaly I'll post here about a new platform I joined called #TSU . Some of you have heard of it. Many of you have not.  Same concept as Facebook, but instead, the owners share 90% of the ad revenues with the users, keeping only 10% for themselves. After $100 in your account, you receive your first check.  

I joined June 10 and with seven in my "Family Tree" (my invitees) and 60+ followers and 60+ friends, I saw my bank rise to $.50 yesterday.  A drop in the bucket, but a start.  I did not have to change any of my social media habits to do so.  If you want to research and join us, please accept my invite at www.TSU.co/Nicoleedits.   If you do not want the money, donate it. Our #TSUNation  is very charitable. Enjoy, Everyone!
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Live Tonight At 9 P.M. Eastern/6 P.M. Pacific – Black Men And The North American Criminal Justice System

Black men and the criminal justice system has been and continues to be a highly discussed and debated issue.

Tonight, live at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific via Google Hangout, +Khalil Cumberbatch, +Ramon Hamilton and Anthony Morgan will be discussing Black Men And The North American Criminal Justice System.

All you need to do watch the show live is go to The Dr. Vibe Show™ live tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific.

You can also provide your comments and questions during the event via Twitter (@drvibeshow#DrVibe) and at our Facebook Fan Page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page.

For more information, please go to: http://bit.ly/1KaJu9q #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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Hope Everyone has enjoyed the start of the week. It's time for #TalkItUpTuesdays . Please share our news!
#Theatre   #Seeking  

Producer sought. Theatre production of clever, comedic and complicated-ly wonderful new play.  Producer may share these qualities as well. Six-character play. November production. Playwright and Director have strong producing background to support the vision. Thus a strong self-starter is the right Producer to complete the package. Please send email inquiry and resume to Nicoleedits@gmail.com.  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Celebrating The 150th Anniversary Of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.

Dr. Vibe and V. Sheree Williams, publisher of Cuisine Noir magazine hosted a discussion about Juneteenth and its 150th anniversary. The guests for the conversation were:

Zella Palmer (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Zella Palmer received her Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual/Bi-cultural Education and History from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She was also an exchange student at the University of Havana and finished a year of courses in International Studies at DePaul University. Palmer speaks both English and Spanish fluently. Palmer is a culinary scholar, author, curator, filmmaker, cook and mom.

Palmer is the Director of the Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture in New Orleans, Louisiana which recently launched their inaugural conference this past April 2015, The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot at Dillard University with keynote speaker Michael Twitty and a culinary workshop with the Whitney Plantation, a museum dedicated to the history of slavery in Edgard, Louisiana. Currently Palmer’s research is focused on the culinary history of Dillard University and working with select Dillard students on a full documentary about the Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot.

Chef Kevin Mitchell – Charleston, South Carolina

Chef Kevin Mitchell is the first African-American instructor at Trident Technical College’s cooking and hospitality school in Charleston, South Carolina. Kevin grew up in a single-parent home in Rahway, N.J., about 15 miles southwest of Manhattan with three brothers and a mom who sometimes worked three jobs and a grandmother who kept family life running smoothly. He completed his culinary education at the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, NY and went to run numerous kitchens around the country before taking his current position. This past April, he was selected by professor David Shields to channel the role of slave turned one of Charleston’s premier caterers and the city’s first mixologist on record, Nat Fuller, to recreate the feast Fuller did in 1865 that brought Blacks and Whites together to dine.

Stephen Sterling – Point Richmond, California

The Sterling Family has been making wine for several generations. As California farmers with over 30 years of experience, they have carefully selected each of their vineyards. Unique to Esterlina Vineyards is their 253-acre Cole Ranch appellation – the smallest appellation in America. There, they grow Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Their vineyard is the sole vineyard in this unique appellation. Stephen is the V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Esterlina Vineyards.
During the conversation:

– Steven talked about his family and their vine business
– Misconceptions about Blacks in the vine industry and what can be done to change these misconceptions were discussed
– Kevin talked about dinner that he hosted in honor of Nat Fuller born a slave who became one of Charleston’s most noted chefs and restaurateurs of the mid-19th century.
– Zella shared about on how the Ray Charles program at Dillard University came into being
– How the history of African American chefs can be brought into the spotlight
– The panel discussed on how to get young Blacks involved in the vine industry
– Each of the panelists gave a defining in their culinary journey

Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1C6VCA1 #TalkItUpTuesdays  
The Dr. Vibe Show™: Celebrating The 150th Anniversary Of Juneteenth
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Do You Know What Time It Is…? – June 14, 2015

The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: +The Victory Unlimited Show, +Rodney Kellum, +Alfonzo Porter  and +Bill Johnson.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: He Cries Alone – Black Men And PTSD

The Dr. Vibe Show™: All The Superheroes Are White; All The Thugs Are Black

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Who Gets To Hang Out At The Pool?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Or White? Woman’s Story Stirs Up A Furor

The Dr. Vibe Show™: America’s Disappeared Black Men

Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com

To listen to the conversation, please go to: http://bit.ly/1IjtgF4 #TheDrVibeShow  
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