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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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Being an All-Star with Retired NBA Player Jamaal Wilkes
(Jun 10, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by Jamaal Wilkes, a retired NBA player who won four championships, the 1975 Rookie of the Year, and a three-time All-Star. Wilkes talks about playing with the Showtime Lakers, playing under Coach John Wooden at UCLA, and his book, "Memoirs of The Original Smooth As Silk." The two also discuss how the game has changed and what Wilkes is up to nowadays.

Living in Uganda with Gene and Angela Wright
(Jun 03, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by Gene and Angela Wright, missionaries who worked in Uganda for many years. They discuss the kind of work they did, how hard it was to leave their home in America, and the impact faith can have on a person's life. Listen as they share personal stories from their unique career.

Succeeding as an African American with Matthew Drayton
(May 20, 2015) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams is joined by Matthew Drayton, author of the book, "Succeeding While Black: A Blueprint for Success." The two talk about ways for African-Americans to succeed and how to leave a positive mark on the public. They also discuss recent events of the past year involving race relations around the country and how society can fix the situation.

Marlon Yates on "Straight Outta Compton"
(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.

The Importance of Mental Health with Lisa Ferentz
(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.

"It's Your Life; Own It!: No Blame, No Excuses . . ." with Author Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith
(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.

Passionately Writing with K. Edward
(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.

Sharel Love on Her New Book "The Putting Away"
(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.

Rebuilding the Middle Class with John Hope Bryant
(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.

Getting to Know Zach Tate
(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."

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