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African American Profile

Local civic leader Omarey Williams and his weekly guests examine various issues of concern to the African American Community. Airs Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
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African American Profile
(May 13, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by Marlon Yates, an actor who plays The D.O.C. in the upcoming movie, "Straight Outta Compton." The two discuss how the actor's career started, what it was like to be a part of the movie, and making the transition to acting on the big screen. Yates talks about modeling and what's next for him in his young career.

African American Profile
(Apr 29, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by Lisa Ferentz, author of the book, "Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing." They talk about why mental health is so important and how people can improve it. They also discuss her passion for helping people, how that passion grew to writing books about it, and some personal stories.

African American Profile
(Apr 22, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith, author of the book, "It's Your Life; Own It!: No Blame, No Excuses . . ." The two discuss the writing process of the book, where the original idea came from, and the feeback she has recieved. They also talk about where her passion for writing came from.

African American Profile
(Apr 15, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by K. Edward, author of the book, "Five Nincompoops, the Princess, and One Savior: How it all went down." The two discuss the book and the themes it presents. They also talk about Edward's discovery of a passion for writing and how the book came about.

African American Profile
(Apr 01, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by Sharel Love, an author and inspirational speaker. The two discuss Love's work with Peace in the Storm Publishing. They mention some of her work, including her book, "The Putting Away." Plus, Love shares how her enjoyment of reading and writing transformed into a career.

African American Profile
(Mar 18, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by entrepreneur and author John Hope Bryant. He is author of the book, "How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class." He states the definition of financial literacy and talks about how illiterate America is right now with their finances. He also discusses the importance of opportunity, role-models in society, and how a positive attitude can lead to a positive bank account.

African American Profile
(Mar 11, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams speaks with street fiction author Zach Tate. He is author of the books, "No Way Out," "Lost and Turned Out," and "Johnny Hustle." They talk about Tate's love for writing, the books he has written, and his unique style. Plus, they talk about his upcoming book, "Gambling with Hearts."

African American Profile
(Mar 04, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams speaks with critically-acclaimed poet, author, and artist J. Ivy. The two discuss how poetry gave him a voice and saved his life. Poetry is a way to express his emotions without any interruption, and he encourages everyone to try it. They also talk about a few of J. Ivy's poems. Plus, they discuss his book, "Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain."

African American Profile
(Feb 25, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams speaks with Dr. Lesly Devereaux, author of the book, "Breaking Codependency: How to Navigate the Traps That Sabotage Your Life." Dr. Devereaux talks about the ideas that inspired the book, the final product, and her vast experiences in the real world that led her write the novel. She was a lawyer for 15 years and now works in a ministry. She speaks about all the places she has travelled to around the world.

African American Profile
(Feb 18, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams speaks with Kenyatta Berry, a genealogist and star of the Genealogy Roadshow. She and Williams discuss genealogy in the African American community, following a family tree, and the difficulty of the job. They also go into detail about how Barry discoverd her passion and the experience of helping other people.

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