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-Understanding the Attack on DEI
4d ago
Need To Know with Dr. Nsenga Burton-Understanding the Attack on DEI
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/need-to-know-with-dr-nsenga-burton-understanding-the-attack-on-dei Episode Video Link: In this episode of 'Need to Know,' Dr. Nsenga Burton delves into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and its significance in creating an equitable society. She addresses the recent political backlash against DEI, discussing how it is misrepresented as promoting unqualified candidates. Dr. Burton uses the example of the Francis Scott Key Bridge accident to illustrate how DEI principles are falsely accused. Emphasizing that DEI aims to ensure fairness and opportunities for historically disenfranchised populations, she underscores its importance in fostering a just, inclusive community.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction to Need to Know with Dr. Nsenga Burton00:18: Understanding DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion01:12: The Republican Dog Whistle Against DEI02:43: Case Study: The Francis Scott Key Bridge Incident05:34: The Impact of Mislabeling and Dehumanization06:39: Conclusion: The True Essence of DEI🔗 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...
The Truth About DEI Challenges with Kevin Clayton, EVP of Cleveland Cavaliers.
6d ago
The Truth About DEI Challenges with Kevin Clayton, EVP of Cleveland Cavaliers.
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/the-truth-about-dei-challenges-with-kevin-clayton-evp-of-cleveland-cavaliers- Episode Video Link: In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective Podcast, host Tony Tidbit engages in a detailed discussion with Kevin Clayton, Senior Vice President and Head of Social Impact and Equity at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin explains the distinction between DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) programs and social impact initiatives, and how DEI efforts are critical but often misunderstood. He provides real-world insights from his extensive career and delves into the successes and challenges of DEI initiatives within corporate America and sports. Kevin emphasizes the importance of understanding and leveraging diversity to create systemic changes that benefit broader communities. The conversation also explores Kevin's journey growing up in Cleveland, his career at Procter & Gamble, and his commitment to creating a tangible impact in his community. The episode concludes with actionable advice for Black executives on how to leverage their unique experiences for professional success.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction to DEI with the Cleveland Cavaliers00:40: Welcome to the Podcast01:13: Challenges Facing DEI Initiatives01:37: Introducing Kevin Clayton02:18: Kevin Clayton's Background and Role04:41: Kevin's Journey Back to Cleveland07:20: The Impact of George Floyd's Murder10:18: Managing and Leveraging Diversity19:57: Kevin's Early Racial Awakening25:14: Kevin's Career Path and DEI Work28:38: The Concept of Leveraging Diversity33:44: Why DEI is Under Attack35:03: The Rise of DEI Leadership Post-George Floyd37:36: Corporate America's Response and Challenges40:33: The Political Weaponization of DEI46:59: Effective DEI Strategies in the Cleveland Cavaliers55:57: Kevin Clayton's Journey and Insights01:02:22: 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 @ablackexec
Need To Know with Dr. Nsenga Burton-Great Resignation Side Hustle
Jul 4 2024
Need To Know with Dr. Nsenga Burton-Great Resignation Side Hustle
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Need To Know from Dr. Nsenga Burton-Great Resignation Side Hustle In this episode of 'Need to Know,' Dr. Nsenga Burton discusses the Great Resignation and how the COVID-19 pandemic led many to leave their corporate jobs due to harsh working conditions and other discontent. She outlines the significant benefits of having a side hustle as a strategic transition towards full-time entrepreneurship. Dr. Burton emphasizes the importance of planning, leveraging existing skills, and understanding the demands of self-employment. She advises listeners to use side hustles to supplement income and gauge their readiness for entrepreneurship while benefiting from their current jobs' security.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Welcome00:09: Understanding the Great Resignation01:15: Transitioning from Corporate to Entrepreneurship02:20: The Importance of a Side Hustle03:14: Statistics and Benefits of Side Hustles05:18: Challenges and Considerations09:04: Steps to Transition Successfully11:28: Conclusion and Final Advice🔗 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
Balancing Act: Challenges and Triumphs of Black Women Executives with Geraldine Moriba
Jul 2 2024
Balancing Act: Challenges and Triumphs of Black Women Executives with Geraldine Moriba
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Balancing Act: Insights from a Black Woman Executive Episode Video Link: In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective podcast, hosts Tony Tidbit and Chris P. Reed engage in a compelling conversation with Geraldine Moriba, Senior Vice President of News, Entertainment, and Empowerment at theGrio. They explore the unique challenges faced by Black women executives, including the pervasive expectations to outperform, the dual burdens of managing careers and households, and the profound health impacts of chronic stress and systemic inequities. With a focus on navigating corporate America, negotiating for equitable salaries, and maintaining mental and physical health, Geraldine shares personal anecdotes, professional insights, and practical advice. Additionally, the episode delves into the importance of mentorship, the role of sponsors, and the power of community support. The discussion underscores the resilience and strength of Black women and the necessity for systemic change to achieve true equity in the workplace.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Personal Struggles00:41: Podcast Introduction and Sponsors01:29: Challenges Faced by Black Women Executives02:09: Guest Introduction: Geraldine Moriba04:05: Geraldine's Career Journey06:00: Balancing Career and Family08:27: Activism and Journalism17:04: Professional Racism and Overcoming Challenges25:35: Statistics on Gender and Racial Disparities33:46: Affirmative Action and Bias in the Workplace35:29: Challenges in Salary Negotiation40:30: Balancing Career and Personal Life41:33: Health Challenges for Black Women47:51: Strategies for Success and Wellness57:04: The Importance of Community Support01:00:36: Closing 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
Need To Know-Understanding Black Lived Experiences: Insights from Pew Research - Dr. Nsenga Burton
Jun 27 2024
Need To Know-Understanding Black Lived Experiences: Insights from Pew Research - Dr. Nsenga Burton
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Understanding Black Lived Experiences-Insights from Pew Research Episode Video Link: In this episode of 'Need to Know' on BEP, Dr. Nsenga Burton discusses a recent Pew Research Center study on Black Americans' beliefs around conspiracy theories related to racial progress. Dr. Burton critiques the initial presentation of the survey, which labeled these beliefs as 'racial conspiracy theories,' and highlights the complex realities faced by Black communities. She explores how systemic racism affects Black individuals' lives personally and professionally and emphasizes the importance of empathy and action in supporting marginalized groups. Dr. Burton calls for a deeper understanding and validation of Black Americans' lived experiences.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Welcome00:18: Pew Research Center Study Overview00:48: Black Americans and Conspiracy Theories01:48: Critique of the Study's Presentation02:11: Systemic Racism and Real-Life Impacts04:09: Personal Experiences and Examples05:39: Living with Daily Realities11:00: Empathy and Support13:11 Conclusion and Final Thoughts🔗 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 @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitter
The Evolution of Giving: How Philanthropy Shapes Our World
Jun 25 2024
The Evolution of Giving: How Philanthropy Shapes Our World
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/The Evolution of Giving: How Philanthropy Shapes Our World Episode Video Link: In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective Podcast, hosts Tony Tidbit and Chris P. Reed welcome Iris Ivana Grant, founder and CEO of Genesi Group, to discuss the true essence of philanthropy. Iris emphasizes that true philanthropy is the love of humanity and encourages listeners to find their passion for giving. She discusses her journey of being a giver from a young age, her transition from corporate to strategic philanthropy, and how her company, Genesi Group, bridges gaps between industries, nonprofits, and communities. The conversation highlights the importance of strategic giving, the impact of volunteer work, and the role of social entrepreneurs in transforming the philanthropic landscape. The episode also touches on the challenges and misconceptions in the nonprofit industry and underscores the need for transparency and collaboration in philanthropic efforts.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction to Philanthropy00:41: Podcast Introduction and Hosts01:22: Guest Introduction: Iris Ivana Grant03:28: Iris's Background and Personal Story06:12: The Spirit of Giving and Challenges08:15: TEDx Talk and Personal Reflections12:08: Navigating Philanthropy and Nonprofit Work21:04: Creating Genesi Group24:51: Challenges in Corporate Philanthropy35:50: The Essence of Genuine Giving36:47: Philanthropy Beyond Big Donors37:55: Class and Philanthropy40:07: The Power of Volunteering42:06: The True Meaning of Philanthropy44:12: The Universal Law of Giving51:26: Transparency in Philanthropy58:37: The Role of Social Entrepreneurs01:02:42: Representation in Philanthropy01:05:29: 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
Need to Know-Empowering Black Women Entrepreneurs
Jun 20 2024
Need to Know-Empowering Black Women Entrepreneurs
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Empowering Black Women Entrepreneurs Episode Video Link: In this episode of Need to Know with Nsenga, Dr. Nsenga Burton continues the conversation on entrepreneurship, focusing on the challenges faced by Black women and the importance of supporting entrepreneurial centers. Dr. Burton discusses the court's inhibition of the Fearless Fund, which aims to help Black women entrepreneurs. She emphasizes the critical role of responsible management and the need for active investment in resources that uplift communities and build generational wealth. Highlighting successful initiatives like the Rice Center and the Spellpreneur program at Spelman College, Dr. Burton calls for integrity, diligence, and proactive support for these essential programs.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction to Need to Know with Dr. Nsenga Burton00:19: The Importance of Entrepreneurship00:46: Challenges Faced by Black Women Entrepreneurs01:53: The Role of Entrepreneurial Centers02:37: Success Stories and Best Practices03:16: Call to Action: Supporting Entrepreneurial Centers06:09 Conclusion and Final Thoughts🔗 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
Pioneering Change & Breaking Barriers
Jun 18 2024
Pioneering Change & Breaking Barriers
Episode Title: Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Pioneering Change & Breaking Barriers Episode Video Link: In this episode of A Black Executive Perspective Podcast, host Tony Tidbit sits down with David Christel, Managing Editor of CODE M Magazine. They discuss the magazine's mission to uplift and transform the lives of Black men and the broader community. David shares his journey of overcoming significant hardships, including childhood abuse, polio, and sexual assault. He also talks about finding strength, his career transitions, and his commitment to social justice and personal growth. The conversation delves into fostering understanding, empathy, and connection across diverse communities. The episode concludes with insights on how CODE M aims to expand its influence and continue making a positive impact.▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction to the Black Executive Perspective00:47: Introducing CODE M Magazine01:41: Guest Introduction: David Crystal03:22: David's Early Life and Challenges04:55: Overcoming Adversity: Polio and Abuse17:47: Finding Strength and Purpose25:36: Joining CODE M Magazine28:39: Personal Struggles and Motivation30:55: Mission of CODE M Magazine31:18: Topics Covered by CODE M33:06: Challenges and Feedback35:55: Writing and Personal Growth47:34: Future of CODE M53:17: Call to Action: L.E.S.S.🔗 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 @aBlackExecLinkedInInstagramFacebook
Need To Know With Dr. Nsenga Burton-Fearless Fund
Jun 14 2024
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
Jun 13 2024
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.
Jun 11 2024
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