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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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African American Profile
(Jun 20, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams sat down with former basketball player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe to discuss his career and his work as an advocate for diabetes. A Philadelphia native, Monroe played for the Baltimore Bullets and the New York Knicks. Monroe detailed the details and accolades of his basketball career and the transition from the court to the office. Later, he discussed his struggles with diabetes and his involvement with restaurants enforcing diabetes-friendly menu items.

African American Profile
(Jun 06, 2012) Play Dowanload

Tracey Syphax, entrepreneur, community activist, motivational speaker, president and CEO Capitol City Contracting Inc. and Phax Group, LLC and author joined host Omarey Williams to discuss his life--from growing up in Trenton, New Jersey to a period in prison to opening a million dollar business. He discussed his ever-present entrepreneurial desire that he possessed throughout his life. Later, Sphax discusses his autobiography "From The Block To The Boardroom," detailing his journey to success.

African American Profile
(May 30, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams spoke with Leonard Pitts Jr., author and columnist to speak about his new book "Freeman." Writing professionally for 36 years, Pitts has just published his second book. Though he's written both fiction and nonfiction works, Pitts admits he enjoys writing fiction more. His other novels include "Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood" and "Before I Forget." For more information, log onto leonardpittsjr.com.

African American Profile
(May 23, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams spoke with Will Foskey, author, about his new book "The Relationship Guidebook." Foskey, who also sends out a "Monday Morning Motivation" email and text blast, is a self-proclaimed "man of many hats" who's interests range from volunteerism to poetry. After years of consoling friends with their relationship woes, Foskey decided to team up with a longtime friend to pen "The Relationship Guide" to voice the trends and solutions he'd come across.

African American Profile
(May 09, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams sat down with LaShonda DeVaughn, author of "If All Men Cheat, All Women Should Too." A self-published author since 2007, DeVaughn now has five novels to her name. She also mentioned how she hoped street literature and urban fiction would help people read who typically wouldn't. For more information, log onto www.lashondadevaughn.com.

African American Profile
(May 02, 2012) Play Dowanload

Entrepreneur Lee Plumber joined host Omarey Williams to discuss his business franchise. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Plumber came to New Jersey to work for Campbell's Soup and eventually started a CertaPro Painters franchise. Plumber discussed what drove him to open a franchise and what difficulties he faced.

African American Profile
(Apr 18, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams spoke with Angela Medearis, the Kitchen Diva. After being a legal secretary for years, Medearis decided she wanted to try her hand in writing. Initially writing children's stories--and self-promoting them until her first book was picked up by Scholastic Publishing--Medearis eventually transitioned to writing cookbooks documenting her mother's recipes.

African American Profile
(Apr 04, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Omarey Williams spoke with David Barnes, informally known as Poetic Prodigy, to talk about spoken word. Barnes, who's been writing poetry since middle school, gave a rundown of what spoken word is: poetry that's meant to be performed. Also, he explained why he prefers poetry over other written media. Finally, Barnes noted Voices of Power, a poetic group that he is a part of and an upcoming performance.

African American Profile
(Feb 22, 2012) Play Dowanload

Coach Ken Carter joined host Omarey Williams to discuss his book and movie based on his life. Carter, who is played by Samuel L. Jackson in the movie "Coach Carter," discussed his rise to success. Carter credits his Southern upbringing and advice from his grandparents for the content of his book "Yes Ma'am, No Sir." He also discussed what he hopes people take away from his book and his story. He emphasized good service and hard work. For more information, log onto yesmaamnosir.com.

African American Profile
(Jan 25, 2012) Play Dowanload

Adylia Rhenee Gutierrez, founder of yhorlife.com joined host Omarey Williams to discuss the website and the change she hopes to make in the community. As a junior at Temple University, Gutierrez developed yhorlife.com in order to motivate people to make the best out of what they have. Gutierrez aimed to have yhorlife.com be a one-stop-shop for information about everything from fashion to entrepreneurship. Membership on yhorlife.com is five dollars a month.

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