Black Lives Matter Radio Show

December 13 2020

Meet Angela Patton, CEO of Girls for A Change: Preparing Black Girls for the World — and the World for Black Girls

Black Lives Matter Radio Show
Meet Angela Patton, CEO of Girls for A Change: Preparing Black Girls for the World — and the World for Black Girls
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December 13, 2020: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — While we have had some powerful guests on our show since we launched it this fall, we have to warn you that changemaker Angela Patton and her team of powerful girls will knock your socks off.

The CEO of Girls For A Change, based in Richmond, VA, she is among the “Top 40 under 40,” was recognized in 2016 by President Obama as a “White House Champion of Change for After School programming for Marginalized Girls of Color.” She also received the Nonprofit Partner of the Year award from the Metropolitan Business League in March 2018. Angela says the honors are appreciated, but the reason she has been recognized is that she is committed to “Preparing Black girls for the World — and the World for Black Girls.

Her journey began in 2004 when she founded Camp Diva to honor 5-year-old Diva Mstadi Smith-Roan, who was killed in a firearm accident earlier that year. Angela planned a two- week summer experience to allow Diva’s mom to share her love with other girls, especially those in need of a support system. Girls for A Change was born in 2013 when Camp Diva merged with this national California-based organization. Today, it works with more than 100 girls’ groups throughout the U.S.

“Together, we work together to envision and create lasting change in their neighborhoods, cities, and schools,” explains Angela, whose TED talk describing a father-daughter dance for incarcerated dads and their “at-promise” girls has been viewed nearly 1 million times.

Following its release, Angela’s work was featured on ABC World News, Inside Edition, NPR, and This is Life Lisa Ling. She has been in demand from corporations, at conferences on girls, and colleges and universities throughout the country.

When she isn’t inspiring change, advocating gender equality, and promoting opportunities and empowering girls, Angela says she is hanging with her family in Richmond, VA, enjoying festivals and concerts with her husband and motivator, Raymond Patton, and their loving children, Imhotep and Asani. Her interests include spending a day at the spa, visiting the Caribbean, cardio kickboxing, watching documentaries. After the coronavirus passes, she is looking forward to once again attending dinner parties with close friends.

Your Host for Season 1: Life coach Tony Farmer

About the show: It is with pride and pleasure that we launch this interview show that shines a light on leaders from around the US who will help us explore topics, discuss challenges, and share their ideas on how we can all live together with more equality, peace, and love.

About our guests: Our mission is to shine a spotlight on leaders from around the US who will help us explore topics, discuss challenges, and share their ideas on the civil rights movement. If you or someone you know would you like to be featured, send us an email.

Previous Episodes
Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Meet dynamic Dr. Towanna Burrous, president and change maker at CoachDiversity Institute

Feb. 21, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — I am thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Towanna Burrous, president of the CoachDiversity Institute. A best-selling author, trainer, and an ICF professional certified coach (PCC) based in Washington, DC, Towanna is a sought-after executive coach on a mission to empower diverse communities. “My role is to test, re-test, and ultimately drive the organization’s overarching vision, strategy, and tactical direction,” explains Towanna, whose CoachDiversity team deliversClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Discover the power of Diversity Training University from its senior managing director Dr. Billy Vaughn

Feb. 14, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — It is an honor to introduce you to my dear friend Dr. Billy Vaughn. This man has been a mentor and role model to me for decades, and I can’t imagine a better person to interview on Valentine’s Day during Black History Month. As the Senior Managing Partner and Director of the Diversity Executive Leadership Academy, Billy is an expert in workplace inclusion, engagement, andClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Meet Kamilah A’Vant: Director of Diversity Programs at Color magazine

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — Meet Kamilah A’Vant, Director of Diversity Programs at Color magazine. We look forward to learning more about this Truly Amazing Woman on the next Black Lives Matter Radio Show hosted by Tony Farmer. Click here to watch our interview on Facebook Live. About Kamilah: After receiving a BS in economics from Rhode Island College and an MA in Management and Supply Chain & Acquisition fromClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Say hello to visionary Wanda Scott, founder and CEO of WE, LLC

January 31, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — It is a pleasure to welcome Wanda Scott to our show today The founder, and CEO of WE, LLC Consulting Solutions specializes in consulting in the areas of instructional design, eLearning, and coaching, training, and facilitation. A popular public speaker and the author of five books, her areas of expertise include interpersonal communication, ethical and inclusive leadership, emotional intelligence, diversity, and relationship building. A graduate of HamptonClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

From a background in education and healthcare, learn what Jamia Crockett with be doing as the new CEO of Families Forward Virginia

A note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, Inkandescent Women magazine and producer, Black Lives Matter Radio Show on the Inkandescent Radio Network — Tony Farmer, the host of the Black Lives Matter Radio Show, and I are thrilled to welcome Jamia Crockett to the January 24, 2021 episode of our show. The graduate of the College of William and Mary holds a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration from VCU.  Jamia has worked in various health systems in Virginia and North Carolina, moving herClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

On tonight’s episode of the Black Lives Matter Radio Show: Meet diversity + inclusion entrepreneur Dr. Steve Robbins

January 17, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — It is a pleasure to introduce our listeners to Dr. Steve L. Robbins, the founder, and owner of S.L. Robbins and Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on human behavior issues. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steve is also a keynote speaker and author who has had the opportunity to bring his expertise to corporations worldwide, including Disney, Walmart, NASA, Caterpillar, Boeing, Microsoft, Gap Inc.,Click here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Meet Angela Mitchell: Tech goddess + entrepreneur = Case Management + Kids Code Too

January 10, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — It’s a pleasure to introduce our listeners to entrepreneur and tech guru Angela Mitchell, CEO of the Washington, DC-based company CASE Management Consulting. A multi-million, 8(a) Certified, Minority Woman-owned Small Business founded in 2016, CASE delivers secure, high-quality web-based process automation tools and knowledge management solutions. CASE guides an organization through change, focusing on business process and technology. “Our mission is to provide leaders withClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

On tonight’s episode of the Black Lives Matter Radio Show: Meet M. Quentin Williams, attorney, author, advocate

January 3, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — It is a pleasure to introduce our listeners to Quentin Williams, an attorney, author, educator, prolific international speaker who is also a former FBI agent, and a federal prosecutor who has held positions as an executive for the NFL and NBA. Quentin currently serves as a business adviser, legal expert, and business strategist for companies & individuals in industries ranging from professional sports, entertainment, fashion, andClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

California educator Suzette Love on the evolution of black education: "From Emancipation to COVID-19"

Dec. 20, 2020: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, producer, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — How does a young woman go from a small town in Southern CA to rock stardom in Sweden? What makes her trade that in for a career as an educator and academic? You’ll learn about all that and more on tonight’s episode! First, a little back story: I had the privilege of meeting Suzette Love when we took a graduate class in the fallClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

Meet Angela Patton, CEO of Girls for A Change: Preparing Black Girls for the World — and the World for Black Girls

December 13, 2020: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — While we have had some powerful guests on our show since we launched it this fall, we have to warn you that changemaker Angela Patton and her team of powerful girls will knock your socks off. The CEO of Girls For A Change, based in Richmond, VA, she is among the “Top 40 under 40,” was recognized in 2016 by President Obama as a “White House ChampionClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

What is Identity-based Navigation™ — and how can it help protect your family? James A. Samuel explains

Sunday, December 6, 2020 — A Note from Tony Farmer, your host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — Say hello to James A. Samuel, Jr., the Founder & CEO of Pluribus Inc., a big data, geospatial analytics company headquartered in McLean, VA. “I founded Pluribus to lead the world in an entirely new industry: Identity-Based Navigation™,” explains the entrepreneur who has the skills and life experiences that uniquely qualify him to fulfill his vision. On tonight’s show, we talk not onlyClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Meet Sharifah Hardie: Author, talk show host and candidate for 2022 California State Senate

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020: A Note from your host, Tony Farmer — Our guest tonight is a powerhouse of an entrepreneur! Sharifah Hardie is a business consultant, author, talk show host, producer at Bizzy Girl Productions, and a candidate for 2022 California State Senate District 30. This diversity and inclusion specialist shares her thoughts on being a small business owner in her books: “Signs You Might Be An Entrepreneur: How to Discover the Entrepreneur in You,” and the ebook, “EverythingClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Learn what customer care inclusion expert Toi B. James has to teach us about BLM

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — Tonight we are thrilled to welcome to the Black Lives Matter Radio Show Toi B. James, a customer care inclusion and performance optimization expert, currently working for a large telecom firm in Atlanta, GA. She leads all aspects of Customer Care’s Inclusion & Diversity efforts, developing programs, providing coaching and support, and serving as the primary contact and liaison for enterprise enablement resources, includingClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

How can you create a healthy, diverse culture in your workplace? Chris Armstrong explains

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020: A Note from your host, Tony Farmer — It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to tonight’s guest, Chris Armstrong, co-owner of Veritas Culture. A highly sought-after consultant, facilitator, speaker, and coach in the areas of organizational culture and Inclusion & Diversity (aka I&D). Chris has been called on to assess and repair culture and diversity and inclusion challenges around several high visibility, national-level situations to include the Charlottesville Race Riots, the aftermath ofClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Entrepreneur Kimberly Lee Minor explains the origins of Women of Color in Retail

Nov. 8, 2020: A note from your host, Tony Farmer — It’s a pleasure to introduce you tonight to Kimberly Lee Minor, a corporate exec turned entrepreneur who has held positions such as brand president for London Fog, Rampage, Bongo, and Joe Boxer before launching her own firm, Bumbershoot. Today, she is leveraging her personal insights and hard-won expertise to help women and people of color accelerate their careers by providing them inclusive communities where they can obtain exposure, support,Click here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

NFL player Siddeeq Shabazz explains, "Why the Black Lives Matter Movement Has Brought Me to My Knees"

Nov. 1, 2020 — It’s a thrill and honor to introduce you to former NFL player Siddeeq Shabazz, our guest on tonight’s Black Lives Matter Radio Show. The Community Relations Manager at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM, and a graduate student slated to get his Ph.D. next month in business marketing, Siddeeq shares his deep, heartfelt thoughts is happening in America and his own community. The show’s producer Hope Katz Gibbs and I look forward toClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

What does Dr. Reggie Smith, CEO of USDLA, think about the Black Lives Matter Movement?

On today’s episode of the Black Lives Matter Radio Show hosts Tony Farmer and Hope Katz Gibbs welcome Dr. Reggie Smith III, the Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors for the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). As the organization’s first African-American CEO (2018), Reggie is a recognized authority on media and telecommunications issues and has served as a presenter, keynote speaker, and judge at various events and conferences, including Mobility: A Game Changer for African-American Communities Braintrust, theClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Tony Farmer + Hope Katz Gibbs Introduce the Black Lives Matter Radio Show

Why: In July 2020, the Inkandescent™ team knew we wanted to help shine a light on people with important messages about the Black Lives Matter movement that has taken the country, and the world, by storm. So we decided to put action behind that idea. What / Where: It is with pride and pleasure that in August 2020, we launch an Inkandescent Radio Show, where we’ll interview leaders from around the US who will help us explore topics, discuss challenges, andClick here to listen to the podcast!