TonyTidbit: A Black Executive Perspective

TonyTidbit ™

About the Podcast: "TonyTidbit: A Black Executive Perspective" offers a deep dive into the corporate world through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hosted by Tony Franklin, aka Tony Tidbit, this podcast shines a light on vital conversations around race, leadership, and diversity, fostering understanding and change. https://ablackexec.com Meet Your Host: Tony Franklin has over three decades of corporate experience and provides transformative insights into diversity and inclusion, making each episode a journey of learning and empowerment. Why You Should Listen: - Diverse Perspectives: Insights from a variety of voices on challenges and triumphs in the corporate sphere. -Action-Oriented: Practical advice for advocating equity and allyship in the workplace. - Educational & Empathetic: A focus on empathy and education to drive impactful change. What to Expect: #BEPpodcast brings powerful transformations, empowering voices, addressing barriers, and delving into topics reshaping Corporate America. It's a platform uniting diverse voices and making a significant impact. Stay Connected: Follow @ablackexec on social media for insights and visit ablackexec.com for updates and additional content. Listen & Subscribe: "TonyTidbit: A Black Executive Perspective" is available on: Apple Podcasts: https://ablackexec.com/apple Spotify: https://ablackexec.com/spotify YouTube Podcasts: https://ablackexec.com/youtube Other Platforms: https://ablackexec.com/listen Join us in transforming the narrative on race, leadership, and diversity in Corporate America. Your participation matters! #BEPpodcast #TonyTidbit #CorporateDiversity #Inclusion #Leadership #RaceInCorporate #DiversityMatters #DEI This podcast uses analytics and growth tools from Podder, Chartable, Podsights, and Podcorn. read less
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Episodes

Need To Know With Dr. Nsenga Burton-Fearless Fund
4d ago
Need To Know With Dr. Nsenga Burton-Fearless Fund
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Need To Know With Dr. Nsenga Burton-Fearless Fund Episode Video Link: In this episode of 'Need to Know with Nsenga' on Black Executive Perspective, Dr.Nsenga Burton discusses the Federal Appeals Court's decision to block the Fearless Fund from issuing grants exclusively to Black women. She highlights the systemic barriers Black women face in entrepreneurship despite their impressive contributions and statistics. Dr. Burton explains the need for specialized support like the Fearless Fund and shares insights on the broader implications of these legal setbacks on marginalized communities striving for equal opportunities in business.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction to Need to Know with Dr. Nsenga Burton.00:22: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Fearless Fund.00:51: Statistics on Black Women Entrepreneurs.01:46: Challenges Faced by Black Women Entrepreneurs.03:22: The Role of the Fearless Fund.04:17: Systemic Disparities and the Need for Support.06:33: Personal Reflections and Call to Action.07:28 Conclusion and Next Week.🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitterTikTok
Murdered by America: The Tragic Story of Roger Fortson
5d ago
Murdered by America: The Tragic Story of Roger Fortson
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Murdered by America: The Tragic Story of Roger Fortson Episode Video Link: In this episode of A Black Executive Perspective Podcast hosts Tony Tidbit and ChrisP. Reed discusses the tragic death of Roger Fortson, a 23-year-old Black Airmanfatally shot by police. Joined by Brad Bowling, president of Code M Magazine,they delve into the systemic issues of police brutality and racial profiling.The conversation highlights the profound loss of Fortson, the impact on hisfamily and community, and the need for societal change. They also emphasize theimportance of empathy training for police officers and call for communityaction and legislative changes to prevent future tragedies.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction: The Tragic Case of Roger Fortson00:46: Welcome to the Black Executive Perspective Podcast01:32: Discussing the Article 'Murdered by America'03:19: Brad Bowling's Perspective on Roger Fortson's Story04:34: The Systemic Issues of Police Brutality09:19: The Impact on Roger Fortson's Family14:31: The Broader Implications of Racial Profiling26:33: The Mental Health Toll on Black Families30:50: The Incident: From Noise Complaint to Tragedy31:34: Fear and Racial Bias in Policing32:31: Public Reaction and Media Coverage35:04: The Impact on the Community37:02: Roger Fortson's Legacy and Potential39:47: Calls for Change and Empathy Training42:33: The Role of Media and Journalists50:52 Final Thoughts and Call to Action🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedIn
57 Years after Loving v. Virginia: Fathers in Interracial Marriages Speak Out.
1w ago
57 Years after Loving v. Virginia: Fathers in Interracial Marriages Speak Out.
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/interracial-marriage-insights-fathers-reflect-57-years-after-loving-v-virginia Episode Video Link: In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective Podcast, host Tony Tidbit discussesthe complexities of interracial marriage, 57 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia. Featuring guests Brian Stern, Shawn Norville, and Robert Townes, the episode delves into personal experiences, public discrimination, navigating children's identity issues, and confronting racial microaggressions. The episode also highlights the importance of empathy, understanding, and resilience in interracial relationships today, while offering practical advice on preparing children for a diverse world.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Personal Experiences00:49: Podcast Introduction and Background01:30: Historical Context: Loving v. Virginia02:39: Discussion on Interracial Relationships04:11: Guest Introductions and Backgrounds05:25: Challenges and Perspectives on Interracial Marriages07:56: Navigating Public Perception and Discrimination11:42: Personal Stories and Reflections29:59: Navigating Sensitivity and Awareness30:27: Overcoming Social Challenges in Interracial Relationships31:09: Building Confidence and Resilience32:42: Parental Concerns and Children's Experiences37:27: Cultural Integration and Education47:43: Addressing Outrageous Situations and Microaggressions55:35: Final Thoughts and Reflections🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagram
The Truth Behind Church Crisis and Police Response
Jun 4 2024
The Truth Behind Church Crisis and Police Response
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/the-truth-behind-church-crisis-and-police-response Episode Video Link: In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective podcast, hosts Tony Tidbit and Chris P. Reed discuss the harrowing incident at Jesus Dwelling Place Church in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, where a gunman attempted to shoot the pastor during a service. The timely intervention by church members prevented a tragedy, but the delayed police response raised questions about emergency services in the community. Pastor Glenn Germany joins the hosts to recount the incident, the bravery of the congregants, and the emotional aftermath. Despite limited resources, they discuss the church's efforts to support the community. The episode ends with a call to action for listeners to help the church and the importance of empathy, sharing, and stopping discrimination.▶︎ In This Episode 1.     00:00 Introduction and Police Response2.     00:48 Welcome to the Podcast3.     01:05 Shoutouts and Acknowledgements4.     01:43 Incident at Jesus Dwelling Place Church5.     02:38 Interview with Pastor Glenn Germany6.     03:16 Church Background and Community7.     05:29 Service Structure and Philosophy8.     09:45 The Day of the Incident9.     12:41 Confrontation with the Gunman10.27:01 Police Response and Aftermath11.31:46 Lack of Police Support12.32:53 Reflecting on the Incident13.34:19 Community and Police Response14.36:03 Mental and Emotional Impact15.39:58 Seeking Support and Resources16.44:32 Call to Action for Help17.50:09 Final Thoughts and Gratitude18.54:43 Tony's Tidbit and Need to Know with Nsenga19.01:05:56 Closing Remarks and Call to Action🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media
Public Views on Race: Analysis and Discussion
May 28 2024
Public Views on Race: Analysis and Discussion
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/public-views-on-race-analysis-and-discussion Episode Video Link: In this episode of 'A Black Executive Perspective' podcast, hosted by Tony Tidbit, theconversation centers around Michele Norris’s book, 'Our Hidden Conversations:What Americans Really Think About Race and Identity. Tony, joined by producerJJ Dionisio explores race-related perspectives collected on postcards from over half amillion Americans. The episode discusses the importance of understanding,empathy, and communication regarding race, highlighting various personalstories and reflections shared throughout the book. Additionally, Dr. NsengaBurton addresses dominant ideologies and recent sexist comments by Kansas CityChiefs player Harrison Butker. The show underscores the necessity of confrontingand discussing racial issues openly.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Host's Background00:25: Podcast Overview and Special Thanks01:10: Shoutout to Partners and Personal Anecdotes02:12: Introduction to Michele Norris's Book03:50: Exploring Michele Norris's Insights on Race07:44: The Postcard Project: Gathering Thoughts on Race09:11: Reading and Reflecting on Postcard Responses19:43: Reflecting on Childhood Regrets20:15: Personal Stories on Race and Identity23:06: Understanding Different Perspectives25:10: Insights from Michele Norris's Book31:54: Generational Shifts in Views on Race33:30 Weekly: Spotlight Need to Know: Dominant Ideologies41:14 Tony's Tidbit: Embracing LESS43:02: Closing Remarks and Call to Action🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedIn
Voices of the African Diaspora Stories Across Continents
May 21 2024
Voices of the African Diaspora Stories Across Continents
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Voices of the African Diaspora Stories Across Continents Episode Video Link: In this powerful episode of the Black Executive Perspective podcast hosts Tony Tidbitand Chris P. Reed engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. NiyiCoker, a renowned professor at San Diego State University. The discussion spansthe rich history of the African diaspora, shedding light on unknown storieslike Ota Benga’s harrowing experience at the Bronx Zoo and Miriam Makeba'sinfluential role in the anti-apartheid movement. Emphasizing the importance ofan Afrocentric perspective in education and storytelling, the episodeunderscores the significant contributions of Africans globally. Additionally,the hosts introduce the L.E.S.S. acronym - Listen, Empathy, Share, and StopDiscrimination - highlighting its importance in fostering an inclusive andequitable society. They also encourage listener engagement, promote diversity,equity, and inclusion (DEI), with Dr. Nsenga Burton, and provide details ontheir next intriguing episode, 'Beyond the Pages: The Evolution of Code andMagazine.' Follow the show on social media for updates and don't forget toleave a review or questions for future guests. ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00 The Shocking Tale of Ota Benga00:00 Introduction to a Dark History00:47 Introducing 'A Black Executive Perspective' Podcast01:14 Exploring Africa's Rich Diaspora with Dr. Niyi Coker01:35 Introducing Dr. Niyi Coker01:55 Dr. Coker's Background and Achievements03:38 Dr. Coker's Journey and Insights04:35 Unveiling the Untold African Diaspora in Mexico04:48 African Influence in Mexico09:13 Ota Benga: A Tragic Story09:43 The Bronx Zoo Incident17:28 Impact of Darwin's Theory19:59 Scientific Racism and Its Legacy20:38 Unpacking the Ota Benga Documentary22:55 The Role of Religion in Oppression24:44 The Struggle for Recognition in Education and History28:07 The Misuse of Science in Justifying Racism29:56 The Role of Language and Religion in Colonialism36:54 Revisiting the Concept of Civilizing 'Savages'38:46 Unveiling Historical Atrocities: The Church's Role in Slavery39:42 Colonial Exploits in Africa: A Legacy of Division and Control.40:50 The Role of Cannons in Colonial Territories41:27 Rationalizing the Indefensible42:07 Colonization and Its Impact on African Communities43:01 Africanized Catholicism in the Diaspora44:53 The Power of Water in African Religions46:00 The Influence of African Spirituals on Modern Music47:15 Miriam Makeba: A Voice for Freedom and Unity48:28 Miriam Makeba: The Voice Against Apartheid51:17 The Struggle and Legacy of Miriam Makeba53:42 The Impact of African Heritage on Global Culture58:09 Empowering Future Generations: The Importance of an Africa-Centered Perspective58:22 The Importance of an Africa-Centered Perspective01:03:02 The Africa World Documentary Film Festival: Celebrating African Stories01:04:29 The Impact of Language and Documentary Films01:06:30 Closing Thoughts and Call to Action01:08:34 Challenging the Status Quo: The Need for Inclusivity in Education🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast...
The Illusion of  Power: Challenges Faced by Black Women Executives
May 14 2024
The Illusion of Power: Challenges Faced by Black Women Executives
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/the-illusion-of-power-challenges-faced-by-black-women-executives Episode Video Link: This episode from 'A Black Executive Perspective' podcast features Sonja Hayes McNaughton, Founder, and CEO of Discovering Eden, discussing the unique challenges faced by Blackwomen in leadership roles within corporate America. Hosted by Tony Tidbit, theshow touches upon critical issues like intersectionality, tokenism,microaggressions, and the disproportionate hurdles encountered due to race andgender in the workplace. The discussion highlights the lack of support andresources allocated to Black women executives compared to their counterparts,emphasizing the need for genuine diversity, equity, and inclusion effortswithin organizations. By sharing her journey and the inception of her companyaimed at empowering high-achieving women of color, McNaughton offers insightson navigating corporate structures, advocating for systemic change, and theimportance of servant leadership. Additionally, the episode calls for action toaddress these systemic issues for a more equitable corporate culture.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00:Introduction to Black Executive Perspectives00:41: Launching the Podcast: A Safe Space for Race Discussions01:46: Spotlight on Sonja Hayes McNaughton: Overcoming Challenges as a Black Woman Leader.03:48: Discovering Eden: Empowering Women of Color in Leadership.05:43: Personal Journey: From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship.07:34: The Impact of Family and Early Life on Leadership.09:30: Confronting Racial Challenges in the Workplace.16:32: Exploring Intersectionality and Its Impact on Black Women Leaders.29:08: Navigating Leadership as the Only Person of Color.33:10: Navigating Workplace Dynamics as a Black Woman Leader.34:07: The Impact of Undermined Leadership and Team Dynamics.35:30: Microaggressions and Their Subtle Effects.37:28: Defining Micro and Macroaggressions in the Workplace.39:46: The Role of Allies and Support in Leadership.47:42: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Diversity.51:14: Final Thoughts and Advice for Black Women Executives.55:25: Understanding DEI and Its Importance.01:02:54: Closing Remarks and Future Episodes Preview.🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode: https://discoveryoureden.com/🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our
Wilmington's Lie Reckoning: Addressing Historical Injustices
May 7 2024
Wilmington's Lie Reckoning: Addressing Historical Injustices
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/wilmingtons-lie-reckoning-addressing-historical-injustices Episode Video Link: Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective Podcast ! Today, we're discussing .🎙️ Dr. Nsenga Burden discusses the significant role of Wilmington, North Carolina in civil rights and social justice activism, focusing on the 1898 coup and its effects. She highlights the importance of the Black press in advocating for and informing the Black community. The conversation touches on pressing issues faced by Black executives today, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), anti-Black and anti-Brown racism, and the upcoming election. Dr. Burden emphasizes the need for fact-based information and critical thinking to address these challenges. The conversation explores the importance of the black press in advocating for and supporting black Americans throughout history. It highlights the role of the black press in providing information, advocating for civil rights, and creating generational wealth. The conversation also touches on the Wilmington 10, a group of civil rights activists falsely convicted in Wilmington, North Carolina, and the need for reparations for the descendants of those affected by the massacre. The importance of demanding reparations and recognizing the contributions of black Americans is emphasized.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Welcome08:37: The Role of Wilmington, NC in Civil Rights and Social Justice Activism16:22: The Unknown Story of Wilmington's Lie36:02: The Wilmington 10 and the Need for Reparations44:03: Reparations and Recognition for Historical Injustices50:03: Demanding Compensation for Black Americans' Contributions🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode: burtonwire.com🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExec
Innovation & Inclusion: The Black Wolf App Story with Kerry King Brown
Apr 30 2024
Innovation & Inclusion: The Black Wolf App Story with Kerry King Brown
Episode Title:Innovation & Inclusion: The Black Wolf App Story with Kerry King Brown Episode Audio Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tonytidbit-a-black-executive-perspective/id1706448475 Episode Video Link: Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective Podcast ! In this episode, were joined by Kerry King Brown, the innovative creator behind Black Wolf App, a trailblazing ride-sharing platform that integrates advanced security measures to redefine safety and trust in transportation. Kerry shares his journey, from his early years and significant military experience to the challenges and triumphs of launching Black Wolf App. He delves into the entrepreneurial journey and the fundamental goal of providing users with a safer ride-sharing experience, underscoring his dedication to improving safety across the board.🎙️ ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00 Introduction and Partnership with COVDM Magazine01:09 Guest Introduction: Kerry King Brown04:08 Reason for Coming on the Podcast05:16 Creating a Safe Space for Authentic Conversations06:01 Early Years and Passion for Safety07:27 Relationship with Siblings09:49 Motivation to Join the Military10:41 Getting Started in the Security Industry12:32 Different Aspects of Security23:29 Building a Reputation and Brand27:04 Creation of Black Wolf App28:30 The Development and Promotion of the Black Wolf App29:22 Viral Success and Media Attention31:24 Celebrity Endorsements and Interest34:07 Challenges and Negative Publicity39:26 Targeted by a Reporter46:42 The Importance of Spirituality and Faith49:29 Future Plans for the Black Wolf App51:19 Advice for Entrepreneurs55:14 Final Thoughts and Closing Remarks🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode: The Black Wolf App🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExec
Facing Racial F.E.A.R.S-Conversation for Change
Apr 23 2024
Facing Racial F.E.A.R.S-Conversation for Change
Episode Title: Facing Racial F.E.A.R.S-Conversation for ChangeEpisode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/facing-racial-f-ears-conversation-for-change Episode Video Link: Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective Podcast ! Today, Tony Tidbit discusses the topic of racial fear and how it divides us and hinders personal growth. The conversation explores the roots and impact of racial fears, the stereotypes they foster, and strategies to break down these barriers. ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00 Introduction: Overcoming Racial Fears10:24 False Evidence Appearing Real: Challenging Stereotypes31:13 Challenging Stereotypes: Merit and Opportunity42:56 The Power of Knowledge51:42 The Impact of Words and Media01:02:28 The Fear of Becoming a Minority01:10:15 Everybody looked at me01:18:21 Talking to children about race01:26:17 The role of white individuals in combating racism01:34:05 Confronting racist behavior01:42:19 Overcoming racial fear🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitterTikTokWhatsApp ⭐️ Follow @TonyTidbitfollow
Love and Happiness? Interracial Couples Share their Stories
Apr 16 2024
Love and Happiness? Interracial Couples Share their Stories
Episode Title: Love and Happiness? Interracial Couples Share their Stories Episode Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/love-and-happiness-interracial-couples-share-their-stories Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective ! 🎙️In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective podcast, parents of biracial children share their perspectives on race and identity. They discuss their motivations for participating in the podcast and the importance of having conversations about race. The parents also share their personal experiences with discrimination and the challenges they faced growing up in different environments. They talk about the cultural shock and identity issues they encountered, as well as the impact of interracial relationships on their families. The parents emphasize the importance of exposure and conversations in promoting understanding and acceptance. This conversation explores the experiences and challenges faced by individuals in interracial relationships and their biracial children. The guests discuss the importance of not letting society dictate their identity and the need to resist the pressure to choose between racial identities. They share personal stories of microaggressions and the impact it has on their lives. The conversation also highlights the need for open and honest conversations about race and the importance of exposure to different cultures and experiences. The guests provide advice for individuals in interracial relationships and raising biracial children, emphasizing the importance of love, confidence, and open communication.▶︎ In This Episode Having conversations about race is important to promote understanding and acceptance.Growing up in different environments can lead to cultural shock and identity issues.Interracial relationships can challenge family expectations and lead to conversations about race.Exposure to different cultures and experiences is crucial in breaking down stereotypes and promoting empathy.🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social...
Great Awakening/Racial Reckoning
Apr 9 2024
Great Awakening/Racial Reckoning
Episode Title: Great Awakening/ Racial Reckoning Episode Link: https://youtu.be/N79nfxbomhU Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective ! Today, we're discussing .🎙️ The Great Awakening/Racial Reckoning in corporate America where organizations made public statements recognizing the existence of systemic racism, made to the community to fight against Anti-Black racism.▶︎ In This Episode The conversation explores the need for systemic change in corporate America to address racial inequities. It highlights the limitations of symbolic gestures and awareness campaigns, emphasizing the importance of high-impact work. The guest, Andrew Beeman, shares his personal journey and recommendations for dismantling and changing the system. He discusses his experiences in hospitality, consultancy, and the banking industry, and how he got involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The conversation also touches on the myths surrounding DEI efforts, such as celebrations and mandatory diversity training. The conversation explores the importance of listening to the community and employees, rather than relying solely on training, to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. It emphasizes the need for accountability and systemic change, rather than placing the burden on individual employees. The Starbucks incident is used as an example of the importance of addressing the root causes of problems, rather than simply firing employees. The conversation also highlights successful DEI initiatives at companies like JP Morgan Chase and Vanguard Group. The key takeaway is the importance of conducting audits to identify disparities and implementing meaningful, long-term change.🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode: www.andrewbeamon.com🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedIn
Beyond the Surface: Strengthening the Black Family: A Conversation with Code M's Leaders
Apr 2 2024
Beyond the Surface: Strengthening the Black Family: A Conversation with Code M's Leaders
Episode Title: Beyond the Surface: Strengthening the Black Family: A Conversation with Code M's Leaders Episode Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/beyond-the-surface-strengthening-the-black-family-conversation-with-code-ms-leadershttps://youtu.be/OUAEBlc2bYQ Hello and welcome to Beyond the Surface ! Today, we're discussing .🎙️ Strengthening the Black family with the leaders of Cobe M Magazine.▶︎ In This Episode Today, were joined by Bilal Akram and Brad Bowling, the dynamic forces at the helm of Code M Magazine. Our conversation will delve into the rich tapestry of the black family, examining both the challenges these families encounter in society and how Code M Magazine is playing a crucial role in crafting a narrative that's both empowering and inclusive.In addition, Bilal and Brad will also offer their perspectives on why representation in media matters, the powerful role of storytelling in building community strength, and the ways in which Code M Magazine serves as a critical platform for voices that are often sidelined.Chapters 00:00Introduction and Background 03:07Founding CODEM Magazine 06:08The Mission of CODEM 08:38The Meaning of the 'M' in CODEM 09:44Inspiration for the Mission 13:03Implementing the Vision 16:12Promoting the Strength and Positivity of the African American Male 26:20Personal Sacrifices and Commitment 29:08The Importance of Real Stories 30:08The Trend of Long-Distance Dating 32:09Notable Covers of CODEM Magazine 34:25The Future of CODEM Magazine 36:36Advice for Starting a Company 40:36Partnership with Black Executive Perspective 46:10The Importance of Black Executive Perspective 50:19🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode: https://codemmagazine.com/🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tonytidbit-a-black-executive-perspective/id1706448475?i=1000650479837if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media
ep 132. Wilmington's Lie
Mar 26 2024
ep 132. Wilmington's Lie
Episode Title: Wilmington's Lie Episode Link: https://youtu.be/GIeiHuy88Wg Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective ! Today, we're discussing .🎙️ ▶︎ In This Episode Tony Tidbit and Chris P. Reed will delve into the history of Wilmington, NC, in 1898, revealing a time when democracy failed to uphold its promise. We explore the events that unfolded, the consequences that ensued, and discuss the potential for such a situation to recur in the future.Intro to Wilmington NC in 1898Democratic Handbook: Explore their goal to consolidate the white vote by stoking white anger and resentment.Election Day Nov 8, 1898: Discuss how they executed their plan on election day and the subsequent day.Attack-Burn/Resignation: Discuss how they overthrow the existing government through violence.The Aftermath/Rewriting History”: Explore how it ended and how they rewrote the story over the next 100 years.🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/david-zucchino-0https://groveatlantic.com/book/wilmingtons-lie/David Zucchino Vox MediaCBS Face the NationMagaret Brennan-HostRobert Pape, Professor of Political Science, Univ of Chicago.🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitterTikTok
Mask Off
Mar 19 2024
Mask Off
Episode Title: Mask Off Episode Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/mask-off Hello and welcome to Mask Off! Today, we're discussing .🎙️ ▶︎ In This Episode In recent years, there has been an alarming trend towards the more blatant display of racism and other prejudiced behaviors in the workplace, with individuals becoming increasingly bold in expressing such biases. Today’s episode shines a light on the phenomenon called unmasking, where conversations and attitudes once hidden in the shadows are now being openly voiced.Our guest, Rhonda Hight, President and Founder of Let's Talk, will unpack the reasons behind this shift, assess its effects on professionals of color, and discuss effective ways to deal with and counteract these disturbing developments, providing valuable insights and proposing actionable solutions to combat this worrisome trend."Tony Tidbit: A Black Executive Perspective" - Elevating Conversations on Race, Leadership, and Diversity in Corporate AmericaSegment 1: Lean more about “Let’s Talk” and why she started it”:Segment 2: Define the term “Unmasking”: Explore how things have changed over the last couple of years.Segment 3: How do these things affect POC in the workplace?Segment 4: What are some solutions companies and people can employ to overcome and stop “Unmasking”?Segment 5: “Advice to anyone dealing with “Unmaking.”Segment 6: Advice for aspiring individuals and POC: Provide your🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates https://ablackexec.com/ if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleaguehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tonytidbit-a-black-executive-perspective/id1706448475 🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitterTikTokWhatsApp ⭐️ Follow @TonyTidbitfollow Tony across social media @TonyTidbit
Experiencing Life after Trauma
Mar 12 2024
Experiencing Life after Trauma
Episode Title: Experiencing Life after Trauma Episode Link: https://youtu.be/3JQRBEI-v2g Hello and welcome to A Black executive perspective ! Today, we're discussing .🎙️ When considering trauma, many immediately focus on physical wounds, often treatable with medical interventions. However, what about Historical Trauma? What does it entail, and how does it impact individuals? Where does it originate, and what signs does it manifest? Furthermore, how can healing be achieved? Today, our guest Yusuf Malik Frederick will delve into the concept of Historical Trauma, exploring its origins, effects, and the importance of educating ourselves about it.Yusuf Malik Frederick holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree in law and a post graduate degree (PGD) in Trauma Psychology. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theology and history and spent his early years in the field addressing such common themes as depression and sadness, marriage and family issues, bereavement, and substance abuse, to name a few. Currently, Malik is finishing up his Ph.D. in trauma psychology, where he focuses on multicultural psychology, historical trauma and resilience, and intergenerational trauma. Malik is married with a blended family and currently lives in New Jersey."TonyTidbit: A Black Executive Perspective" - Elevating Conversations on Race, Leadership, and Diversity in Corporate AmericaSegment 5: Explore Why this topic is important to POC and the masses? ▶︎ In This Episode 1: Explore why Trauma is now being talked about and discussed. 2: What other forms of trauma? 3: Memphis Police chase Tyree Nichols. 4: Vicarious trauma/Secondary Trauma the effects on all people in American.🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode:🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedIn
ep 128. Media Matters: Race, Gender, and Representation in the News.  A Conversation with Dr. Nsenga Burton
Mar 5 2024
ep 128. Media Matters: Race, Gender, and Representation in the News. A Conversation with Dr. Nsenga Burton
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/media-matters-race-gender-and-representation-in-the-news-a-conversation-with-dr-nsenga-burton Episode Video Link: https://youtu.be/KZhY3_A8-aE ▶︎ In This Episode In mainstream media newsrooms, the pervasive lack of representation of people of color is glaring. Dominated by predominantly white journalists and editors, narratives often reflect privileged perspectives. Stories about communities of color are overlooked or sensationalized, reduced to stereotypes.Meanwhile, everyday struggles and triumphs of people of color are marginalized, deemed unworthy of front-page coverage. This lack of representation perpetuates systemic issues like racism and inequality, as their urgency is downplayed by the media.An Introduction to Dr. Burton: Explore Nsenga early life, family, and early lessons learned that shape her thoughts. Why she wanted to get involved in the media industry.Industry Accomplishments/Writer/Film/Producer: Dive into some of Dr. Burton’s accomplishments as writer, Film/Producer/PublisherThe Power of Media and the Black Experience: Explore how Media’s coverage and influence often neglects POC stories and needs.Ahmaud Arbery Story: Discuss how you broke the story back in 2020.The Burton Wire/Advocacy: Dive into why she started The Burton Wire and what advocacy she is championing now.Advice for aspiring individuals and POC.🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode: https://theburtonwire.com/🔔 Listen and Subscribe Listen to this episode and subscribe for future updates subscribe to A Black Executive Perspective podcast onYouTube PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotify PodcastsAmazon MusicOther platforms or by searching "TonyTidbit" if you like what we're doing and would like to support us, here's some ways you can help us continue the uncomfortable conversations that drive changesubscribe to our newslettergive us up to a 5 star review on Apple Podcastsshare an episode with a friend, family member or colleague🗣️ Follow @ablackexecfollow us across social media @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagramFacebook
ep 127. Breaking Barriers:  The Journey of Jimmy Smith, CEO of Amusement Park Entertainment
Feb 27 2024
ep 127. Breaking Barriers: The Journey of Jimmy Smith, CEO of Amusement Park Entertainment
Episode Title: Breaking Barriers: The Journey of Jimmy Smith, CEO of Amusement Park Entertainment.Published Date: 02-27-2024Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes, 51 secondsAs we all know, Advertising is a powerful medium that shapes our perceptions, influences our choices, and reflects our society. However, it often falls short in representing the rich tapestry of our diverse world.The advertising industry has been criticized for its lack of diversity in its workforce, campaigns, and leadership roles. It often fails to truly represent different races, ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds. This lack of diversity has far-reaching implications, not only in terms of representation but also in terms of the messages we send, and the opportunities it provides.Diverse perspectives bring creativity, innovation, and fresh ideas to the table. When we lack diversity, we risk perpetuating stereotypes, unintentional biases, and alienating large portions of the audience.Our guest today, Jimmy Smith, Chairman, CEO, of Amusement Park Entertainment, is a renowned figure in the world of advertising and entertainment. With a career spanning over three decades, he has consistently pushed creative boundaries and championed diversity and inclusion in the industry.Guest: Jimmy Smith celebrated career spans a diverse spectrum of creative endeavors. His impressive portfolio includes iconic campaigns for major brands, award-winning work, and a commitment to making a meaningful impact through his creative endeavors. Throughout his journey, Jimmy has earned numerous accolades, including being honored as the inaugural ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB CREATIVE Honoree in 2009, securing a spot on the 2012 Fast Company Top 100 Most Creative list, and being recognized as a 2017 Ebony 100 member.Jimmy's multifaceted talents have led him to excel in various roles, from entrepreneur to environmentalist, creative director to author, and video game creator to producer across television, film, and music. His work has consistently garnered acclaim for its fresh and innovative approach in advertising, as seen in projects such as the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, ANDY's Inspiration Series, as well as Cannes Lions. Additionally, his authenticity shines through in video games, most notably with ESPN EA Sports NBA Street 2. Television enthusiasts may recognize Jimmy's originality, as demonstrated by his Emmy-nominated production, "Gatorade Replay. Jimmy Smith's career is a testament to his boundless creativity, unwavering dedication, and his ability to leave an indelible mark on every creative endeavor he undertakes.Hello and welcome toA Black Executive Perspective Podcast! Today, we're discussing Breaking Barriers: The Journey of Jimmy Smith, CEO of Amusement Park Entertainment.🎙️ In This Episode we will dive into Jimmy Smith's journey in the advertising industry.00:00 Introduction and Personal Anecdote00:44 Welcome to A Black Executive Perspective Podcast00:56 The Importance of Diversity in Advertising02:08 Introducing Guest: Jimmy Smith03:31 Getting to Know Jimmy Smith04:59 Jimmy's Early Life and Family05:51 The Influence of Family and Early Experiences06:30 The Power of Names and Identity09:45 The Impact of Racial Discrimination in Early Life14:16 The Journey to a Career in Advertising24:56 Dealing with Racism in the Workforce25:38 Hiring a Strong Black Woman27:10 Growing Up Black and Dealing with Racism27:46 The Role of Parents in Shaping Perspective30:49 The Influence of Television Shows on Career Choice31:11 The Journey into the Advertising Industry34:06 The Impact of Racial Bias in Job Opportunities35:20 The Drive to Prove Oneself in the Face of...
ep 125. Maxwell Pearce: From Harlem Globetrotters to NBA All-Star Advocacy
Feb 13 2024
ep 125. Maxwell Pearce: From Harlem Globetrotters to NBA All-Star Advocacy
As NBA #AllStar weekend kicks off, join us in a captivating conversation with Maxwell Pearce , a Harlem Globetrotter who's making waves beyond the basketball court. Discover how Maxwell leverages the spotlight to advocate for social justice, share his artistic talents, and inspire meaningful conversations on race and equality. Don't miss this timely episode that bridges the excitement of basketball with impactful activism.Episode Title: ep 125. Maxwell Pearce: From Harlem Globetrotters to NBA All-Star Advocacy Episode Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/maxwell-pearce-from-harlem-globetrotters-to-nba-all-star-advocacy Episode Number: 125 Watch on YouTube: https://ablackexec.com/youtubeWatch on Spotify: https://ablackexec.com/spotify-video Show Notes:Introduction: Dive into an engaging episode of "A Black Executive Perspective," featuring Maxwell Pearce a Harlem Globetrotter with a compelling narrative that spans from his impactful experiences at the Final Four in San Antonio, his notable appearance in NBA 2K, to his advocacy work and upcoming NBA All-Star involvement.Guest Bio: Maxwell Pierce stands out as a Harlem Globetrotter, artist, and activist. His journey through basketball, his voice in social justice, and his creative expression through art make him a distinctive figure in both the sports and advocacy landscapes. Episode Highlights:Maxwell's reflections on the Final Four in San Antonio and its influence on his career.Insights into Maxwell's contribution to NBA 2K and the importance of athlete representation in video games.Anticipation for the NBA All-Star event and Maxwell's role in it.Maxwell's approach to addressing racial microaggressions and his broader social justice efforts.The intersection of sports, art, and activism in Maxwell's life.Resources:Maxwell Pearce — The Ballers Journal - The article from The Ballers Journal titled "Maxwell Pearce" by Lawrence Raysor, with photography by Erin Schiffman, delves into the concept of destiny versus free will through the lens of Maxwell Pearce's life and career. The piece begins with a philosophical discussion on how individuals often try to control their destiny, leading to a struggle between their desires and what is truly meant for them. It suggests that destiny doesn't need to be in control; instead, it can guide us alongside our free will towards our goals.Globetrotters Player Maxwell Pearce Says Alabama News Anchor Threw Banana at Him | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors | Bleacher Report - Explore additional details and Pearce's response to the incident in this comprehensive article by Bleacher Report.Hops Pearce Harlem Globetrotters - Known as "Hops Pearce," he is a star player for the Harlem Globetrotters. He joined the team after winning the 2018 Dark Horse Dunk Competition. Harlem Globetrotter speaks out after banana thrown at him on live TV by news broadcasters | CNN - This CNN article from August 18, 2020, details an unsettling event involving Maxwell Pearce, a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, who was subjected to a racially insensitive act during a live broadcast. The piece explores the circumstances of the incident, Pearce's response, and the broader implications for discussions on race and...