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Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories

Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories is a podcast exploring society, culture, and current events through conversation. We aspire to create an open, respectful, and equitable space where guests are free to share their truth and lived experiences. Our core values are rooted in community, connection, and personal development.Stories help us to relate, learn, and grow! We are here to Listen, to Take Notice.

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Jawan Harris
Tuesday, November 8Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 8: Jawan HarrisOn this episode of Take Notice we welcome Jawan Harris. He shares how and why his family moved from New Orleans to Seattle, his first business at the age of 9, and how his work is helping small businesses in his community of South Seattle. Born and raised in Seattle’s South End, Jawan Harris began his journey of business ownership as a response to the city’s ballooning gentrification and economic displacement of its communities of color. King’s Dream Business Consulting, philosophically inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Seattle’s King County, was established during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide small businesses across the country with technical business expertise at an affordable rate to serve the underserved.Mentioned:Kings Dream Consulting: www.kingsdreamconsulting.comSocial Media: @kingsdreamconsultingShop Skyway: @shopskyway206Connect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Darius HegginsProduced, Hosted & Edited by Allison Preisinger-HegginsThank you for Taking Notice!
51:02 11/08/2022
Angela Marshall
Tuesday, November 1Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 7: Angela MarshallIn this episode I speak with Angela Marshall - a creative content consultant, motivational speaker - on her experience as a light skinned Black woman, mental health, and living vicariously through yourself. In her work, Angela shares struggles about facing herself, forgiving herself and forcing herself to forge ahead. Her vision is to inspire world-wide through words, work and wisdom. She is dubbed the "Mental Horticulturist," planting seeds of motivation, celebration, illumination, and liberation across the globe. Mentioned:Angela Marshall Website: https://www.inotherwordsbystone.comAngela Marshall Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wisewordswomanAngela Marshall Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelabestsellermarshallConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
60:25 11/01/2022
Sedruola Maruska
Tuesday, October 25Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 6: Sedruola MaruskaSedruola Maruska is an equity, inclusion and diversity consultant and coach, host of the award-winning podcast Diversity Dish, speaker and aspiring author. We discuss moving around the states as she grew up, her family and parent's journey immigrating to the United States as a young couple from Haiti, and navigating an ever-changing career. Sedroula's passion is helping people navigate culture and build equity and inclusion into their lives and communities.Mentioned:Diversity Dish Podcast: http://diversitydish.comSedrula Instagram: http://instagram.com/sedruolaLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/sedruolamaruskaPatreon: http://patreon.com/sedruolamaruskaMedia Suggestions: All American TV ShowHow to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. KendiHood Feminism by Mikki KendallConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Darius HegginsProduced, Hosted & Edited by Allison Preisinger-HegginsThank you for Taking Notice!
74:28 10/25/2022
Kelvin Weathers
Tuesday, October 18Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 5: Kelvin WeathersIn this episode I speak with Kelvin L Weathers - speaker, life coach, educational consultant, and mentor. He runs Weathers Enterprise and is an Online Sales Consultant. Kelvin is co-author of a recent Amazon Best Selling Anthology entitled ‘Still I Thrive’.We discuss his family life growing up in Texas, mental health, his work mentoring young men in his community, and his drive to be of service to others.Mentioned:https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvinweathershttps://www.allamericanspeakers.com/speakers/447663/Kelvin-WeathersBook: Still I ThriveConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
48:06 10/18/2022
Tina Rix
Tuesday, October 11Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 4: Tina RixHear about how Master Healer, Trauma Expert, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Expert, Celebrity Trauma Therapist, and musician, Tina Rix, came to be a mental health therapist and advocate. We also discuss her musical inspirations and aspirations, and her film project. Just a quick warning, there is discussion of sexual and emotional abuse in our conversation.Tina has a heart to help others in whatever way she can. Born and raised in Texas, the Nigerian American R&B/pop-soul artist has been crafting and creating art, using multiple mediums from an early age. After years of placing her musical talents on hold, Rix decided to take her musical aspirations more seriously. 'No Looking Back', a musical journey that aims to spark a flame in listeners that promotes health, healing, elevation and self-love, is Tina Rix’s album that is now available - go check it out!Mentioned:Tina Rix MusicInstagramFacebookBetter Path CounselingMusic and Mental Health DocConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
49:31 10/11/2022
Shayna Hammond
Tuesday, October 4Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 3: Shayna HammondIn this episode we speak with consultant, coach, and author Shayna Hammond! We discuss Shayna's experience becoming a principal at 25 years old, the importance of incorporating emotional intelligence into work environments (and all environments!), and her work as a consultant and coach.Shayna is the founder of IndigoWomen, a coaching & consulting practice dedicated to creating spaces, methods, and conditions for Black women in leadership to thrive. In this capacity, Shayna coaches individuals and groups of Black women leaders from around the globe in a spiritually-inspired and research-based coaching methodology created by and for Black women.In her new book, Indigo Woman: How to Thrive in Leadership and Life, Shayna inspires readers to rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit so they can lead more authentic, effective, and sustainable lives.Mentioned:Shayna Renee WebsiteLead for LiberationIndigo Women CommunityInstagramShayna's Book: BECOMING AN INDIGOWOMAN: How To Thrive In Leadership And LifeTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
62:06 10/04/2022
Pamala McCoy
Tuesday, September 27Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 2: Pamala McCoyIn this episode I connected with Pamala McCoy, a purpose driven credit industry professional with a career that spans over 25 years. Pamala shares her story of growing up in a military family, her connection with her husband who also served in the military, a life changing car accident while she was in college, and her passion to serve in many areas of the community. In recent years she has launched both BONA5D CREDIT CONSULTANTS, LLC to provide tools need to “FUEL THEIR FINANCIAL POTENTIAL™” and B5™ REAFFIRM to provide a behavior modification tool designed to help females shift their mindset and transform their negative thought process into powerful positive self-talk. Pamala shares more about both businesses in our conversation!Mentioned:Pamala McCoy Website B5Reaffirm Facebook Bona5d Facebook Linked In Twitter B5Reaffirm Instagram Bona5d Instagram YoutubeTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
75:15 09/27/2022
Larry Roberts Jr.
Tuesday, September 20Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 3, Episode 1: Larry Roberts Jr.Larry Roberts Jr. is the owner of seven barber college locations, including one in the Cook County Department of Corrections and one in a community college. He also has a retail location inside of Walmart with more locations pending. Larry is a master of his craft and started cutting hair at 13. You’ll not only hear about his journey as a barber, but also his accomplishments and aspirations as a musician and entrepreneur. Mentioned:Larry's Barber College WebsiteInstagram: @larryroberts_jr and @larrysbarbercollege Emani Roberts - Chef: @chefemaninicoleLarry Roberts Sr.Take Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
42:27 09/20/2022
Season 2 Finale w Darius Heggins
Tuesday, August 9Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 25: Season 2 Finale w Darius HegginsJoin us for a brief wrap up of Season 2 of Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories with co-creator, Darius Heggins. A huge thank you to all of our guests this season and all of our listeners so far! We look forward to returning with new episodes in September!Take Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
27:13 08/09/2022
Gahrey Ovalle
Tuesday, August 2Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 24: Gahrey OvalleThis episode was recorded back in March when spring was just beginning to spring and the conversation turned out to be one of the most inspirational we have had in terms of being active in the community and growing personally. Gahrey Ovalle shares about growing up traveling to visit family rooted all over the world, being a part of community activism as a family from a young age, and what he is doing now to inspire others into action. Gahrey encourages everyone to “Grow forward and give back”, finding purpose in service of others.A successful entrepreneur and social activist, Gahrey Ovalle has strived to heal and strengthen Black and Brown communities for almost 25 years. With Unjustified, his bestselling book, he provides insights so that many more are able to find their own success for themselves, their families, and their communities. He encourages people to “say less and do more” because conversation is good, but action is gold!Mentioned:Gahrey Ovalle WebsiteInstagram: @gahreyovalleUnjustified by Gahrey OvalleTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
85:48 08/02/2022
Marc Cayce
Tuesday, July 26Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 23: Marc CayceMarc Cayce shares stories of his journey through many career transitions to get to where he is today as a film writer, director, and producer. From the police department straight out of high school in Detroit to landing his first acting gig on the Young and the Restless to producing work that inspires, educates, and encourages critical thinking. You’ll hear about his recent releases like Flint Tale and Black Skin as well as some upcoming projects. A portion of our conversation will be shared at a later date as a special episode where we discuss the media’s portrayal of those in the Black community, Black men, and interracial couples. I look forward to sharing that with you all as a bonus episode before the end of this season!Marc Cayce is an American film writer, director, and producer. His First film Nikita Blues was selected for the HBO Short Film Competition at the Acapulco Black Film Festival in Acapulco, Mexico.Mentioned:Marc Cayce IMDBInstagramFlint TaleBlack SkinNikita BluesTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
60:22 07/26/2022
Hadriana Leo
Tuesday, July 19Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 22: Hadriana LeoIn this conversation with Hadriana Leo you will hear stories about growing up as the youngest of several siblings in the tight-knit community of St. Lucia, her relationship with her parents, mental health, and the powerful work that she is now doing with women by bringing emotional intelligence to personal finance. Hadriana Leo is The Money Navigator™. As a Wealth Coach, Strategist and Consultant, she is on a mission to inspire, empower and equip women to unapologetically create wealth. Her unique methodology connects the head and heart so women can confidently walk their path to lasting wealth and legacy!Mentioned:Hadriana Leo WebsiteHadriana Leo Speaker PageFacebookLinkedInInstagramClubhouse: @moneynavigatorTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
53:44 07/19/2022
Take Notice Talks: 'Marginalized Part 2' w Mo Bell
Tuesday, July 12Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 21: Take Notice Talks: 'Marginalized Part 2' w Mo BellA follow up conversation on the term marginalized  - if you haven’t heard the first episode released in February 2022 where Mo Bell and I discuss the term, you can find it in our episode list. In addition to discussing the term marginalized in this conversation we touch on topics like redlining and social work.Thank you for being a part of the conversation! Mentioned:Mo Bell WebsiteTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
32:47 07/12/2022
Logan Brown
Tuesday, July 5Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 20: Logan BrownIn this episode I speak with musician turned comedian, Logan Brown. We discuss growing up in a small Canadian town, his transition to comedy, and identity as someone with an Irish father and Nigerian mother. I appreciate how open and candid Logan was in our conversation, which we recorded back in February. We do discuss mental health a bit, and suicide is mentioned, in case that may be a trigger for you. Logan Brown is a fresh-faced stand-up comedian with a pontification problem and a habit for hyperbole. A natural performer, Logan has over a decade working in the entertainment business, but when the music industry wasn't cutting it, he needed a creative outlet that made him even less money. Mentioned:Logan Brown WebsiteInstagramTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
66:28 07/05/2022
Ashley Wynn-Grimes
Tuesday, June 28Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 19: Ashley Wynn-GrimesIn this episode we speak with nurse, author, and entrepreneur, Ashley Wynn-Grimes. We discuss her work with her recently launched business, growing up in a military family, and the book that she will be releasing later this year entitled "Stigmatized".  She also shares how death has had a huge impact on her career and how she lives her life. Ashley Wynn-Grimes BSN, RN is the Founder of Cannabis Nursing Solutions, LLC author of children’s book “Asa’s Medicine” and "Stigmatized" to be released in 2022. Native to Baltimore, MD, Wynn-Grimes, a Black female entrepreneur and widely respected medical professional who was honored as a healthcare leader in 2021 by the Baltimore Business Journal. Wynn-Grimes is dedicated to empowering patients and nursing professionals to make informed medical cannabis care choices with impactful educational medical programs that also serve to promote diverse representation and medical equality in cannabis.Mentioned:WebsiteInstagramFacebookStigmatized - BookAsa's Medicine - BookTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
51:30 06/28/2022
N'Kenge
Tuesday, June 14Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 18: N'KengeIn this episode we talk with Grammy and Emmy-nominated artist, singer, producer, and creator, N’Kenge. Hear about N'Kenge's climb to success from growing up in New York to working in her mother's business while performing on the road to blossoming as a performer while attending graduate school at Julliard. We also discuss a bit about opera, music business, and stereotypes she encountered in casting while auditioning for parts. N'Kenge has performed as a soloist at world-renowned illustrious performance venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Madison Square Garden and has headlined Pop and Opera concerts with Seattle Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, to name a few.A proud alumni of both The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, N’Kenge made her Broadway debut in Sondheim on Sondheim and most recently was on Broadway in the revival of Caroline, or Change. This energetic, well-rounded singer has performed with jazz greats like Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis and was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of the leading roles in both the Elton John/Tim Rice Musical  Aida and in Marion Caffey’s 3 Mo’ Divas by the Helen Hayes Awards and the Arizoni Theater Awards.In addition to her performances, N’Kenge is also a producer and is currently developing a Broadway-bound musical celebrating Dorothy Dandridge’s life and music. She is also developing a new TV musical dramedy, Black Butterfly, with TV producer Gina Goff.Mentioned:N'Kenge Website TwitterInstagram FacebookTake Notice WebsiteTake Notice InstagramTake Notice FacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
59:23 06/14/2022
Alfred Jackson
Tuesday, May 31Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 17: Alfred JacksonIt was a joy to connect with Alfred Jackson. He shares about his experience pursuing the performing arts, people who deeply influenced his pursuits, performing on cruise ships, and his own original creations. We also hear about the new album he is set to release on June 17, 2022.Born and raised in the neighborhood of South Central, Los Angeles, CA, Alfred Jackson began his musical journey at the Marla Gibbs Performing Arts School and later the Amazing Grace Conservatory under the direction of both Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tracy L. Coley. It was there that Jackson’s love of performing and entertaining continued to blossom and grow. His formal education alongside his natural capabilities provided him with multiple unique opportunities, including sharing the stage and recording with some of music greats, including Diane Warren, Rodney Jerkins, Brian Michael Cox, Jason Derulo and Stevie Jay, to name a few. It also led Jackson to appear at some of music’s most legendary venues including House of Blues, The Roxy, Ivar and the Key Club. He’s had a great deal of success internationally, touring in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean to captivated audiences.Mentioned:Alfred Jackson WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterTake Notice WebsiteConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Darius HegginsProduced, Hosted & Edited by Allison Preisinger-HegginsThank you for Taking Notice!
74:22 05/31/2022
Sha'Leah Nikole
May 17, 2022Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 15: Sha'Leah NikoleEntertainer and songbird from South Central, Los Angeles, Sha’Leah Nikole grew up surrounded by the arts. After graduating from college, Sha’Leah began songwriting, singing background vocals and sharing the stage with several Grammy Award-winning artists.  Her  single “King Me,” was released Friday, March 4, 2022 and her sophomore EP, Work of heART, is set to be released on May 27, 2022. When She’Leah isn’t focusing her energy on creating music, she is serving her community with her non-profit My Footprints LA, an organization that promotes self-growth through service and mentorship.Hear about Sha'Leah's experience growing up in the arts, forming her non-profit, and building her career. Including her time spent touring and performing with Kanye West and the Sunday Service Collective before the pandemic hit.Mentioned:Sha'Leah NikoleInstagramMy Footprints LA1500 or NothinAmazing Grace ConservatoryRemember Me: The Mahalia Jackson StoryTake Notice WebsiteBecome a Guest for our Third SeasonInstagramFacebookConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
52:22 05/17/2022
Iyabo Mesa Serikali
May 3, 2022Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesS2. E15 Iyabo Mesa SerikaliIyabo Mesa Serikali and I spent a lovely evening in February discussing her experience growing up with a large family in Kentucky, photography, freelance work, her parent's martial arts studio, her interest in pursuing music journalism, and a move to Georgia on her horizon. We end the conversation discussing the importance of names. Iyabo Mesa Serikali is a music journalist, photographer, model, and content creator who has her hand in many forms of visual media. The 25-year-old creator lives in Downtown Louisville, KY, and enjoys working alongside local talents and creatives to blend art, music, and multimedia.Mentioned:Mesa Pisa WebsiteInstagramOtherside CriticIndia.ArieJill ScottTake Notice WebsiteConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
63:53 05/03/2022
Harold Young
April 19, 2022Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 14 - Harold YoungA conversation on family, career changes, and supporting youth with Executive Director for The Tubman African American Museum in Macon, Georgia. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Harold Young possesses over 30 years of event, artist, and facility management experience - the majority having been gained in Los Angeles - which you’ll hear a bit about in this episode. After moving to Macon, Georgia thirteen years ago Harold served as Special Events Manager, and later as the Interim Executive Director for The Tubman African American Museum, until recently being promoted to Executive Director, becoming the First African American to lead this organization as Executive Director. Additionally, Harold is the station director and radio host at WYPZ Macon, a gospel station. They are currently in round two of the Stellar Awards. Anyone can vote for WYPZ in the Small Market category - just head to: The Stellar Awards and follow the instructions below. Once you are the website - find Radio Ballot buttonSelect WYPZ - MACON - small market categorySubmit ButtonThank you for supporting our guests!Mentioned:The Tubman African American MuseumFollow on:FacebookTwitterInstagramListen to Harold's Show online at Praise 99.5Take Notice WebsiteBe sure to sign up for our newsletter when you visit our website!Connect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
41:33 04/19/2022
Michael Fosberg
April 5, 2022Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesSeason 2, Episode 13 - Michael FosbergMichael Fosberg's story is filled with unbelievable stories from his family history. We discuss his journey with identity, finding his biological father later in life and how his experiences have culminated into the work he is currently doing. Michael Fosberg has been doing important work through creativity and art. Michael is an author, activist, actor, and thought leader.  He uses the performing arts to stimulate meaningful conversations about race & identity.  For the past fifteen years he has traveled around the country to high schools, colleges, corporations, government agencies and other organizations utilizing an auto-biographical one-man play as the catalyst to deeper conversations in the diversity, equity and inclusion field.  Along the journey he has published two books; Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery, and Nobody Wants to Talk About It: Race, Identity and the Difficulties in Forging Meaningful Conversations.Incognito the PlayTake Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Darius HegginsProduced, Hosted & Edited by Allison Preisinger-HegginsThank you for Taking Notice!
56:25 04/05/2022
Marie Lemelle
March 22, 2022Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesMarie Lemelle - S2.E12A conversation with LA-based journalist, author, producer, and publicist Marie Y. Lemelle, in which we discuss the many hats she wears, her journey to her current career, and projects in the works! Marie Lemelle champions the philosophy of “Transform Your Goals into Greatness” through her transformational branding, marketing and public relations expertise as CEO and founder of Platinum Star Public Relations, Inc., a certified MWBE, SBE and DBE, and Platinum Star Media Group, Inc., an entertainment, and talent management company. Marie has spearheaded a progressive platform of empowerment for women and vulnerable underserved communities throughout her career as a journalist, author, publicist, and multi-facet entertainment professional. Lauded as an influencer, Marie, a native of Southern California, is listed in the first and second editions of the Who's Who in Black Los Angeles.Mentioned: Platinum Star Media GroupMarie Lemelle IG: @platinumstarpr'Flint Tale' Movie'Social Disturbance' Movie'Kwanzaa' 2021 PlayThe Wedding AngelsPatreon WebsiteConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
42:02 03/22/2022
Stormi Banks
Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesStormi BanksWebsiteInstagramFeaturing entrepreneur and CEO, Stormi Banks. We discuss Stormi's process of transitioning from working for a hair salon to owning her own mobile hair salon business and the catalyst for starting her digital financial resource business, Pink Print. Stormi Banks is known as the Gen-Z CEO. CEO of PinkPrint. A financial resource created to help Gen-Z and Millennial black women get the funding they need to start their own business and change their lives. Banks have taught hundreds of women giving them the financial knowledge and resources to succeed. Banks has been recently recognized as a thought leader on Forbes and New York Weekly! Mentioned: Forbes Magazine Articlehella awkward - GameCity Girls Newsletter sign-upPatreonWebsiteConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Darius HegginsProduced, Hosted & Edited by Allison Preisinger-HegginsThank you for Taking Notice!
51:51 03/08/2022
David Skato
Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesGuest: David SkatoIn conversation with LA-based filmmaker, David Skato as we discuss his childhood, creative process, projects, dreams, and inspirations. David is the owner of David Skato Productions which is based in Burbank CA. David directed his first feature, Gutta Story, a crime drama, in 2010 which went on to be a local cult film. Since, he has produced, written, and directed 5 features with the latest release being “Once Upon A Lifetime” which is his first worldwide release. When David is not busy writing or directing films, he works on his novels. His debut, “Famous” landed number 19 on Amazon’s bestselling list.  His dream is to have a theatrical release of one of his films and hopes to launch his own cinematic universe in the near future.Websites, Social Media (if applicable): David Skato ProductionsIG: @davidskatoFilm Releases: Once Upon a LifetimeI Am Woman Book: FamousConnect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
49:50 02/22/2022
Take Notice Talks: 'Marginalized' w Mo Bell
Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesTake Notice Talks: Term 'Marginalized' with Mo Bell - Special EpisodeIn this episode we bring you another Take Notice Talks, where myself and the Take Notice crew discuss different topics and ideas that come up behind the scenes in the creation of Take Notice. The topic for this episode is the term marginalized, which I discuss with Take Notice social media content creator, Mo Bell. These conversations are fairly organic and you will hear as we explore and discover opinions on this term. The goal is to share ideas and brainstorm along with you all, not provide answers or tell you what to think. You will really hear that in this conversation, especially with my side of things and hopefully my lack of clarity is more helpful than … anything else.Mentioned:Instagram: @transforthoughtPatreonWebsiteSign Up for the Take Notice NewsletterTake Notice Patreon Connect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
32:11 02/08/2022
J.R. Rhodes (Part 2)
Take Notice: Amplifying Black StoriesJ.R. Rhodes (Part 2) Season 2, Episode 8Seattle musician and creator J.R. Rhodes discusses current musical projects, her creative process, and influences in her life, including her Grandmother who ran Rhodes Grocery back when MLK Way in Seattle was still Empire Way. J.R. Rhodes is dreamer who enjoys creating. In high school, she created a chocolate chip cookie recipe, then baked and sold them weekly to the cafeteria. J.R. works from home mostly, in a simple music and songwriting studio. She has two albums in the works and is collaborating with many folks, including cellist Lori Goldston who you can hear with J.R. at the end of this episode on their beautiful version of 'Black is the Colour'. Mentioned:J.R. RhodesFred Milke, Jr.Paul Bloomer (artist)Wesleyan University Johnny SangsterHans TeuberPachamaKim Brotherton - Newmanocity DesignMr. Rogers - Saving PBSSign Up for the Take Notice NewsletterTake Notice Patreon Connect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
43:33 01/25/2022
J.R. Rhodes (Part 1)
Mentioned:J.R. RhodesLori Goldston Fred Milke, Jr.Paul Bloomer (artist)Wesleyan UniversityJohnny SangsterHans TeuberIn part 1 of 2 episodes with J.R. Rhodes we discuss living in Seattle, family, grief, and J.R.'s career and relationship with music. J.R. is a dreamer who enjoys creating. One aspect of J.R.’s creation is creating music. J.R. works from home mostly, in a simple music and songwriting studio. Connect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Darius HegginsProduced, Hosted & Edited by Allison Preisinger-HegginsThank you for Taking Notice!
46:40 01/11/2022
Take Notice Talks w Darius Heggins: Ally and Accomplice
Mentioned:Jane ElliottWe are trying something new as part of our second season. Special episodes focused on questions and topics that pop up behind the scenes discussed in conversation with either my co-producer and husband, Darius Heggins or our social media manager, Mo Bell. These episodes are not meant to tell anyone how to think or feel, but to share our conversations in the hopes that it might inspire listeners to further analyze these topics for themselves. Have your own conversations, do your own research, and get in touch with us with your thoughts and ideas if you are moved to do so. We’d love to hear from you. In this episode Darius and I discuss the terminology, Ally and Accomplice. One other short announcement - with the holiday coming up we will be taking a short break in releasing episodes. Our next new episode will be released on January 11th. In the meantime, catch up on Season 1 or any episodes you’ve missed this season so far. We appreciate your support and will see ya in the New Year!Connect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
26:01 12/14/2021
Mo Bell
Mentioned: Instagram: @transforthought Patreon Website OhHeyCoach Podcast HOME AppalachiaMy guest on this episode is Mo Bell, the newest member of the Take Notice team who has already made such an impact on the growth of our podcast. I was happy to have the opportunity to interview Mo for the podcast as a way to not only introduce them to you all but to hear more about their journey. We discussed growing up in Kentucky, family, and their current path towards earning a degree in social work. Mo is a non-binary expressionist, freelancer, medium, traveler, and a MSSW Student at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. They were born in Lebanon, Kentucky and currently reside in Louisville, Kentucky. Their work focuses on the abstractions of life and death. They often find solace in life's exploration. They are the Social Media Manager for Take Notice Podcast, OhHeyCoach Podcast, & HOME Appalachia. Their works are published in Loch Norse Magazine and in Queer Kentucky's online columns. You can find them on patreon: www.patreon.com/transforthought or on instagram: @transforthought.Connect with Take Notice: Email: takenoticepodcast@gmail.com Website Instagram Facebook Rate & Review on Apple PodcastMusic by Version Big-Fi featuring Dar...
57:12 11/30/2021
Sarneshea Evans
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