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February 18, 2019

Episode 23: The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship

Self Love is the best love.



Eunique Jones Gibson


February 7, 2019

Episode 22: Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Shoutout to Candace Payne and anyone else who pitched in during the Polar Vortex last week. Not all Sheros wear capes. More Black Excellence here:





December 20, 2018

Episode 21: Solving Single by GL Lambert ft. Taegoe

Trying to #bridge the communication gap via Women and Men in conversation 


The Skin Deep

Spice Adams

MO, our beloved First Lady


Checkout the VIDEO!

December 7, 2018

Episode 20: We Are Never Meeting IRL by Samantha Irby

Hilarious, heart-wrenching, gut-punching.


It made me LOL and then very, very uncomfortable and then LMAO.



Samantha Irby because BITCHES GOTTA EAT

Social Works

My State of Mind Initiative




November 26, 2018

Episode 19: Live and Let Live by Linda D. Addison

Had the itis from the Holiday. Episode is late (again) but, let me live



November 19, 2018

Episode 18: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Shoutout to all the people who love to read books and the people who write them. This ecosystem is so crucial.

#TheBalladOfBlackTom by Victor Lavalle

-A MAJOR Upgrade/Improvement on "The Horror at Red Hook" by HP Lovecraft 

Optioned by AMC*




November 12, 2018

Episode 17: Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper

We're not gonna take it.



Crunk Feminist Collective

Sister Outsider Poetry

Karma by Dominique Christina

Maxine “Reclaiming My Time” Waters

Iyanla “Not On My Watch” Vanzant

"Bow Down Bitch" Beyonce




October 31, 2018

Episode 16: In Tune by JN Welsh

If you love romance, you will enjoy this book.

If you, like me, have personal issues that have you paying the excess baggage fee for every trip, you too, should read this book with the understanding that you will be triggered.

Take. Heed. But also, read this book.








October 24, 2018

Episode 15: Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s Southside by Eve Ewing

Required reading for the people who throw stones and hide their hands.



Eve Ewing

Bronzeville Podcast

Code Switch Podcast

Indigenous Peoples' Day


October 11, 2018

Episode 14: The Truth of Things by Tasha L Harrison

There's NOTHING like genuine love- a mirror that shows you the truth of you. 



Tasha L Harrison


Campaign Zero


Equal Justice Initiative