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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.
02/08/2017 - Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso
Host Omarey Williams catches up with author and professor, Kelly Gross. She discusses the inspiration behind her latest book, "Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso," and why studying black women in crime is so important.
02/01/2017 - The March Against Fear
Host Omarey Williams is joined by award winning author, Ann Bausum to discuss her new book "The March Against Fear." They delve into issues of social justice and why it is so important to write about these issues.
01/25/2017 - Hair 2 There: A Journey
Host Omarey Williams sits down with local bussiness owner, Damon Knox. They discuss his entrepreneurial journey toward opening his barber shop, Hair 2 There in Glassboro, NJ.
10/05/2016 - Getting to Know Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez.
Host Omarey Williams sits down with President of Cumberland County College, Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez. She discusses her experience with South Jersey and some upcoming goals for the school year.
09/14/2016 - GSC/Rowan Alumni Association Celebrates Black Reunion
Host Omarey Williams sits down with Paul Hilton of GSC/Rowan Black Reunion to discuss the importance keeping Black alumni involved in the Rowan community. They discuss the various organizations offered to students of color and how they tie into some big upcoming campus events, such as Homecoming.
07/27/2016 - What it Means to Spacialize Blackness
Host Omarey Williams speaks with author Rashad Shabazz about his latest book, Spatializing Blackness and what it means for the community.
05/18/2016 - Healthier Living For the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Dr. David Foreman discusses the pros of abandoning statin drugs in order to lead a healthier life.
04/27/2016 - Changing A Community Through Ultimate Services with Pastors Ronald S. Walker and Keith Robertson
Pastors Ronald S. Walker and Keith Robertson discuss their organization, Changing A Community Through Ultimate Services. They talk about the impact their organization has and how you can get involved.
04/13/2016 - Obama's Impact with Erin Aubry Kaplan
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Erin Aubry Kaplan, author of the book, "I Heart Obama." She talks about Obama's impact as his presidency is winding down. She also speaks about race relations and the public's final thoughts on Obama.
02/17/2016 - Kali Gross on A Touchy Subject
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Kali Gross, author of the book, "Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America." They discuss the history of America that is hard to talk about. They also talk about her work as a professor and why she wrote the book.
01/20/2016 - The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole as he attended the 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. The two discuss Dr. King and his legacy. The show also highlights conversations with past speakers of the event including, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.
11/25/2015 - Getting Involved on World AIDs Day with Sheryl Lee Ralph
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Sheryl Lee Ralph, an actress, singer, author, and activist. Best known for her role as Deidra "Dee" Mitchell on the UPN comedy Moesha and originating the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, Ralph stops by to discuss the importance of World AIDS Day on December 1. She talks about what it means to her and how people can get involved.
11/11/2015 - Kickstarting Diversity with Dani Faith Leonard & Alex Cirillo
Host Omarey Williams is joined by the founders of Big Vision Empty Wallet, Dani Faith Leonard & Alex Cirillo. The three talk about the company and their program called Kickstart Diversity that focuses on creating more diversity behind the scenes of TV and film. They also discuss the importance of the independent genre of TV and film.
11/04/2015 - Ylleya Fields on her Book "Princess Cupcake Jones"
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Ylleya Fields, author of the book series, "Princess Cupcake Jones." She talks about the character's creation, how she found herself as an author, and her success. She also discusses what her work means to children.
10/28/2015 - The Importance of Inner Peace with Dhylles Davis
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Dhylles Davis, author of the book, "Your Life! Your Purpose! No Explanations!" She talks about her involement with the Sip and Chat Movement. She also explains the importance of inner peace and gives self-help tips and advice.
10/21/2015 - Experiencing Africa with M. Lachi
Host Omarey Williams is joined by M. Lachi, author of the book, "The Ivory Staff: A Dark Fairy Tale of Kings and War." They discuss her book, what it was like traveling to Africa for source material, and what she can take away from the experience. They also talk about her business and being the founder of Music Scribes, a music transcription outfit specializing in arranging and custom scoring.
10/07/2015 - Lisa Durden on the African American Community
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Lisa Durden, a TV personality, blogger, and motivational speaker. They talk about relevant pop culture topics and Durden gives her opinion on them. They also discuss subjects that pertain to the African American community and more about Durden's exciting life.
09/30/2015 - Rap as a Method of Education with Larry "Lak" Henderson
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Larry "Lak" Henderson of Smart Music Entertainment. He talks about his unique approach to education and how rap is a powerful medium. He goes in-depth about the youth of America.
08/19/2015 - James B. LaValle on "Cracking the Metabolic Code"
Host Omarey Williams is joined by James B. LaValle, author of the book, "Cracking the Metabolic Code." The two discuss everything food; the good, the bad, the cravings, the tasty, and the right choices. LaValle shares his advice for healthy living and which foods you should be directing your appetite towards.
07/08/2015 - Modern Day African American Issues with Felton Perry
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Felton Perry, author of the book, "Sometimes the Diaspora Begins at Home." The two tie together principles and topics discussed in Perry's book with modern-day African-American issuess. They hit on such key points like the Baltimore riots, police brutality, and thoughts of the youth.
07/01/2015 - Four Pillars of a Healthier Lifestyle with Dr. David Foreman
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Dr. David Foreman. The two talk about breaking away from statin drugs. They explore pathways for a healthier lifestyle using Dr. Foreman's four pillars of diet, exercise, supplements, and spirituality. Plus, they discuss how important it is to keep a low cholesterol.
06/24/2015 - "Only the Strong" with Jabari Asim
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Jabari Asim, author of the book, "Only the Strong." Asim talks about effectively creating historical fiction. He goes in-depth about how the idea of the book came to be, the writing process, and the recognition he is getting after the book's release.
06/17/2015 - Past and Present Racial Issues with Benjamin Hedin
Host Omarey Williams is joined by Benjamin Hedin, author of the book, "In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now." They talk about the race issues of today versus the ones America faced in the past. The also talk about Hedin's book, the writing process, and what it was like to hunt down history.
06/10/2015 - Being an All-Star with Retired NBA Player Jamaal Wilkes
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.
06/03/2015 - Living in Uganda with Gene and Angela Wright
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.
05/20/2015 - Succeeding as an African American with Matthew Drayton
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.
05/13/2015 - Marlon Yates on "Straight Outta Compton"
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.
04/29/2015 - The Importance of Mental Health with Lisa Ferentz
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.
04/22/2015 - "It's Your Life; Own It!: No Blame, No Excuses . . ." with Author Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith
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.
04/15/2015 - Passionately Writing with K. Edward
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.
04/01/2015 - Sharel Love on Her New Book "The Putting Away"
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.
03/18/2015 - Rebuilding the Middle Class with John Hope Bryant
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.
03/11/2015 - Getting to Know Zach Tate
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."
03/04/2015 - Poetry Saves Lives with J. Ivy
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."
02/25/2015 - Dr. Lesly Devereaux on Breaking Codependency
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.
02/18/2015 - Genealogy with Kenyatta Berry
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.
02/11/2015 - The Life of Mary Spio
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Mary Spio. Author of the book, "It's Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Achieving Uncommon Success," Spio sits down to discuss her unorthodox career path as an engineer, entrepreneur, and now writer. With a little bif of everything under her belt, Spio talks about her book and its creation.
02/04/2015 - Hurley Morgan on his Book "Window to the Soul of a Man"
Host Omarey Williams speaks with author Hurley Morgan, but better known as H.M. Trey. The two discuss the success, themes, and creation of his book, "Window to the Soul of a Man." They also talk about Morgan's passion behind his writing and how he discovered it.
01/28/2015 - Dave Kot, Angela Kot and Skye Owens on Face Value Comics
Host Omarey Williams speaks with the team behind Face Value Comics. The panel consist of Dave Kot, the creative founder and writer, Angela Kot, president of autism, publisher, and assistant writer, and Skye Owens, artist of the comic books. The group discusses "comic awareness" and writing the first autistic hero.
01/21/2015 - Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and His Views on Dr. King's Legacy
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson as he attended the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. The two discuss Dr. King and his legacy. The show also highlights conversations with past speakers of the event including, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, and Andrew Young.
01/14/2015 - Lorraine Elzia on Her Writing Career
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Lorraine Elzia. She is the author of several books, including Mistress Memoirs. Having spoken once before, the two catch up on what is new in her life and future projects for the author. They also talk about how she fell into writing, her writing style, and much more.
01/07/2015 - Getting to Know Elissa Gabrielle
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Elissa Gabrielle of Peace in the Storm Publishing. The two discuss the author's career, the companies success, her book, Eye of the Beholder, and much more.
07/30/2014 - An Interview with the Late Dr. Maya Angelou
Erica Milbourne chats with the late Dr. Maya Angelou. World renown author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou stopped by the African American Profile last spring to conduct one of her final interviews prior to her passing last May .Dr. Angelou discussed her works, what inspires her, and offers advice to the African-American community as well. Also, local poet and educator Lamont Dixon offers his thoughts on the life and times of Dr. Angelou.
04/02/2014 - Importance of Communication in a Relationship with LJ The Relationship Mechanic and Darlene Gause
Host Erica Milbourne with LJ The Relationship Mechanic and Darlene Gause. The three of them discuss the importance of Triple A in a relationship and why social media is taking the communication off of relationships.
03/26/2014 - The Music Lives of Sidney Holmes and Rapper Mox
Host Erica Milbourne speaks with up and coming songwriter Sidney Holmes and Rapper Mox. They discuss their careers and music, while giving the listeners a sample of their work.
03/12/2014 - Discussion of African Americans of the Past, Present and Future with Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy
Host Erica Milbourne talks with Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy. Erica Milbourne and Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy discuss the African American People, of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
03/05/2014 - An Interview with Dr. Catana Tully
Host Erica Milbourne talks with author Dr. Catana Tully. Dr. Tully speaks about her book, Split at the Root, A Memoir of Love and Lost Identity.
01/29/2014 - The Dream of African Americans with Bishop James E. Simmons Jr. and David Fuller
Host Erica Milbourne talks with Bishop James E. Simmons Jr. and David Fuller known in the music world as The Indicator. Bishop James E. Simmons Jr. is the pastor of New Life in Christ Ministries and The Indicator is the President and CEO of Damage Entertainment in Philadelphia. Together, they discuss the state of the African American people the dream.
11/20/2013 - Rowan Alumni Eric Best on his Charitable Organization, It's Your Best Shot
Host Erica Milburn talks to Rowan Alumni and founder of of It's Your Best Shot Charitable Foundation, Eric Best. Eric describes the motivation behind Its Your Best Shot and the goal of helping out their fellow man.
05/22/2013 - Wrestling His Way to an Education with Maven Bentley
Host Omarey Williams was joined by Maven Bentley of Combat Zone Wrestling to discuss his career, the benefit of having an education and what drew him to the professional wrestling business. According to Bentley, professional wrestling is the most difficult out of all his physical endeavours (which include jiu jitsu and muay thai) because it involves the physical strength plus entertainment. For more information on Bentley, visit www.mavenbentley.com.
05/15/2013 - The Importance of Happiness with Ruth Williams, Steven Walls and Latoya Hopewell
Ruth Williams, Steven Walls and Latoya Hopewell of the Kingdom Leadership Alliance, a group that provides training, development and resources to help empower and cultivate world leaders, joined host Omarey Williams to talk about their work with the alliance. The group stressed the importance of being self-assured, happy and knowing one's purpose in life. The Kingdom Leadership Alliance is holding an event on Saturday, May 25th at 10am at Mount Olive church in Glassboro.
05/08/2013 - Elissa Gabrielle and Rory Sheriff Discuss Their Book 'Pillow Talk Duets'
Elissa Gabrielle and Rory Sheriff joined host Omarey Williams to discuss Pillow Talk Duets, an erotica novel that they contributed to. Inspired by great musical duets, Gabrielle took that idea into a literary work. Employing the works of many pairs of authors, Pillow Talk Duets is an anthology of erotic short stories by pairs that Gabrielle placed together.
05/01/2013 - A Camp of His Own with Saadiq Wicks and Kimberly Garvin
Host Omarey Williams spoke with Saadiq Wicks and Kimberly Garvin, who made their African American Profile debut on November 21, 2012. Wicks shared his experiences at Camp Our Time and his new venture: starting a camp of his own. Starting out as just a Facebook page for children who stutter, Lllet Me Finish has blossomed into an community experience.
02/13/2013 - Midnight Action with Shotti and Husk-E-Fresh
Host Omarey Williams sat down with Shotti and Husk-E-Fresh of the South Jersey based "hip-rock" group Midnite Action. They discussed their musical histories, their unique, genre-defying sound and the South Jersey music scene. With an album due out this spring, the duo are performing March 8th at Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia. For more information and to listen to a few tunes, visit midniteaction.com
02/06/2013 - Networking with Darnell Hicks
Darnell Hicks of Party Nerdz LLC joined host Omarey Williams to talk about the event planning company he helped found. In working in nightlife, he stresed the importance of networking--in real life and virtually--in getting Party Nerdz off the ground. Hicks also talked about various events Party Nerdz have hosted as well as exciting new ventures, including a new website. For more information, visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/PartyNerdsInc.
01/23/2013 - Martin Luther King Breakfast with Speakers Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Dr. C.T. Vivian, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker and Andrew Young
In a special edition of the African American Profile, host Omarey Williams offered a retrospective of a few of the guest speakers at the annual Rowan University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. Williams spoke with this year's speaker, Danny Glover, 2011's speaker, Harry Belafonte, 2002's speaker, Dr. C.T. Vivian, 2001's speaker, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker and 2011's Andrew Young.
01/16/2013 - Reverand Oscar W. Moore Jr. on His Athletic Career
Host Omarey Williams spoke with All-American track star, Olympian and former Rowan University Championship track coach, Reverand Oscar W. Moore Jr. about his vast career from high school to ending up coaching at Rowan University. After serving in the Marines, Moore joined the New York Pioneer Track Club. He also spoke about his experiences at the 1964 Olympics.
12/05/2012 - Jazz Musician Monet Sudler Discusses Her Music Career
Host Omarey Williams spoke with Philadelphia jazz musician Monet Sudler to discuss her music career. Starting her career in the 1970s after being pushed to play piano, Sudler picked up guitar has been recording independently and for a French label. Sudler spoke about her musical influences and what she loves most about jazz music. Later, she described moments of note over her career.
11/21/2012 - Kimberly Garvin and Saadiq Wicks on their Organization Let Me Finish
Host Omarey Williams sat down Kimberlvy Garin and Saadiq Wicks to talk about Wicks' nonprofit foundation that he created, Let Me Finish - an organization that helps kids who stutter. Wicks later gave advice to listeners on how to politely handle someone who stutters. Finally, Wicks gave words of encouragement for other kids who may have big dreams. For more information, log onto facebook.com/llletmefinish.
11/14/2012 - Terry Gould and Jerry Young on Tri-City Hope
Terry Gould and Jerry Young from Tri City Hope, joined host Omarey Williams to discuss an upcoming charity event. Tri City Hope, founded by Gould and Young, helps gives kids a positive outlet in the community involving service projects. Gould and Young also spoke about the first-annual Celebration of Hope, a gospel concert on November 17th benefitting survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Both hope to bring the community together to bring peace.
10/10/2012 - The Benefits of an Entrepreneur with Jean Alerte
Jean Alerte, entrepreneur and author of "Do Right, Do Good," joined host Omarey Williams to discuss what drew him to start his own businesses and some of his greatest successes. Later, Alerte discussed the eight principles he details in his book "Do Right, Do Good," as well as gave advice for anyone who hopes to one day start their own business. For more on Alerte and his work, visit jeanalerte.com
09/19/2012 - Partners in Crime with Jerry Young, Terry Gould and Moses Molina
Host Omarey Williams spoke with Jerry Young, Vice President of Tri City Boxing, Terry Gould, President and head coach of Tri City Boxing and Moses Molina, professional boxer at Tri City Boxing. Gould explained what drove him to open up their own boxing gym and how he and Young became partners. Later, Molina outlined his boxing career. Initially starting as a football player, Molina's mother drove him to box.
08/08/2012 - Teaching Kids How to Use their Minds with Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson
Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson joined host Omarey Williams to talk about his his goal to help kids how to use their minds to think positively and make positive moves--all while using chess to teach these lessons. Nicknamed "Checkmate," by Jane Fonda, Hudson spoke about four simple concepts to help children succeed: think it out, don't shoot it out; look inside yourself; education; knowledge, attitude, skills and habit--KASH. For more information on Hudson and his work, log onto besomeone.org.
07/04/2012 - The Tourist Area of Baltimore, Maryland with Dion Weaves and Tom Saunders
Dion Weaves, advertising promotions director for Visit Baltimore and Tom Saunders, president of Renaissance Productions and Tours joined host Omarey Williams to discuss various tourist attractions in Baltimore, Maryland. Saunders talked about different attractions dedicated to historic African Americans. Weaves also mentioned the Legends and Legacies Heros pass, where visitors get to experience three different museums in Baltimore.
06/20/2012 - Transitioning from Basketball to an Office with Former NBA Player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe
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.
06/06/2012 - Growing Up in Trenton with Tracey Syphax
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.
05/30/2012 - Leonard Pitts Jr. on His Writing Career
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.
05/23/2012 - Will Foskey Discusses New Book "The Relationship Guidebook"
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.
05/09/2012 - LaShonda DeVaughn on "If All Men Cheat, All Women Should Too"
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.
05/02/2012 - Lee Plumber on Successful Business Franchise
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.
04/18/2012 - Angela Medearis The Kitchen Diva
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.
04/04/2012 - Performing Poetry with David Barnes
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.
02/22/2012 - Coach Ken Carter on the Discussion of the Movie 'Coach Carter'
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.
01/25/2012 - Changing A Community with Adylia Rhenee Gutierrez
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.
01/18/2012 - An Interview with Author Keith Holmes
Keith Holmes, author of "Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success" joined host Omarey Williams to discuss his path from a black inventors enthusiast to an author on the topic. Holmes discussed different inventors mentioned in the book and how we use their inventions today. He also mentioned the process in compiling information for the book. More information can be found at globalblackinventor.com.
01/11/2012 - From Chicago to Law Enforcement to Author with Don Tucker
Host Omarey Williams sat down with Don Tucker to discuss his path from childhood in Chicago to working at the Federal Bureau of Narcotics to being an author. Tucker discussed his childhood and his academic and football career at the University of Iowa. Following graduation, Tucker worked for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and then the Secret Service. Recently, he's written two books: "The Complex" and "Two Edged Sword."
12/28/2011 - Former NFL Player Anthony "Bubba" Green on his History in Athletics
Host Omarey Williams sat down with Anthony "Bubba" Green. Green, a former NFL player for the Baltimore Colts, discussed his history in sports and his years at Millville High School. Now Green has devoted his time to enriching the youth of Baltimore through coaching and eventually mentoring truants at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He also discusses combating combat/stray voltage. More information can be found at http://deannaslyric.org.
11/16/2011 - Helping Minority Students with Lisa Oliver
Lisa Oliver joins Omarey Williams on the African American Profile. Oliver, an active member of NAACP talks about her work with ACT-SO, an enrichment program designed to academically and culturally encourage minority high-school students. She details the components of ACT-SO and how they are designed to help students. Oliver gave details concerning a fundraiser for the program as well.
10/19/2011 - Street Lit with Vanessa Morris
Host Omarey Williams spoke with Vanessa Morris, author of The Reader's Advisory Guide to Street Literature. Morris explained the definition and history of "street lit." The readers and growing popularity of "street lit" novel was also discussed. More information can be found at http://www.streetliterature.com.
10/05/2011 - "When A Child Cries" with Lee Harris and Dr. John Mills
Host Omarey Williams sat down with Lee Harris and Dr. John Mills to discuss "When A Child Cries" as well as other events hosted by the Rowan Office of Multicultural Affairs. The importance of learning about new cultures is stressed.
09/28/2011 - O.H. Bennett on Book "Creatures Here Below"
Host Omarey Williams speaks with O.H. Bennett, author of "Creatures Here Below." Bennett discusses his love of writing and how he began his writing career.
09/21/2011 - Life Coaching with Caryl Lucas
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Caryl Lucas, author, speaker and life coach.
08/24/2011 - A Family of Addicts with Martha Southgate
Host Omarey Williams spoke with author Martha Southgate about her book, "The Taste of Salt". She talked about the book's premise, which was to detail a family's history with addiction over two generations.
08/17/2011 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams interviewed author Elissa Gabrielle about Peace In The Storm Publishing. Gabrielle offered details on her writing career and the development of the publishing company.
07/20/2011 - African American Profile
Omarey Williams sits down with Ray Owens to talk about his dojo, Shotokan Karate. They also discuss what got him into karate and what he had to go through to become a teacher as well as the physical and mental benefits of studying a martial art. Ray also gives some advice to those interested in getting involved with the martial arts.
06/15/2011 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams interviews Rowan Alum Shawn T who is the creator of the popular work-out videos Hip Hop Abs and Insanity.
06/01/2011 - The African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks to Pastor Atiba Rose and Theresa Lane from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Mullica Hill, about their Old School vs. New School basketball game.
05/04/2011 - African American Profile
Rowan University alumnus and host Omarey Williams spoke to Tomiko Brown-Nagin, author of Courage to Dissent, a book that highlights the many unsung civil rights figures.
03/23/2011 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks to Derrick and Darwyn Minor from Minor Adjustment, an organization that gives back to the community. They are brothers who are very close and have always thought it is important to help those in need.
02/23/2011 - African American Profile
Rowan Alumnus and host Omarey Williams spoke with officers of Rowan Universitys New Life Ministry Gospel Choir Kayla Martin (Secretary), Christian Rowell (Vocal Director), Ronald Judge (Music Director) and Ashley Godfrey (President). The group discussed their love of music and the many ways New Life Ministries reaches out to the community.
01/26/2011 - The African American Profile
Rowan Alumnus and host Omarey Williams spoke with Major Alfred Boon about his time in the Army, how the military changed his life and how we can serve our country.
01/19/2011 - African American Profile
At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, host Omarey Williams speaks with philanthropist Esther Brooks, Rowan University President Dr. Donald Farish, actress Victoria Rowell and keynote speaker Ambassador Andrew Young. They discuss the event and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on the civil rights movement.
12/08/2010 - African American Profile
Rowan Alumnus and host Omarey Williams spoke with the author of African-American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes, Constance Browns-Riggs about how to manage Diabetes and the importance of monitoring eating habits.
12/01/2010 - African American Profile
Rowan Alumnus and host Omarey Williams spoke with the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson. Using historical facts, she depicted the details of how African Americans moved North and West for equality and freedom.
11/17/2010 - African American Profile
Rowan Alumnus and host Omarey Williams speaks with Nikki Giovanni about her anthology "The 100 Best African American Poems". Giovanni talks about the strength of poetry in society and the poetic work of current rap artists.
11/03/2010 - African American Profile
Rowan Alumnus and Host Omarey Williams spoke with WGLS-FM talk show host, Stanley El about how he started his own business at a young age and his inspirations for America.
09/22/2010 - African American Profile
Rowan Alumnus and Host Omarey Williams spoke with Judge Glenda Hatchet about her book "Dare to Take Change". The book discusses up lifting stories of her personal life.
09/08/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks with writer Jewell Parker Rhodes as Rhodes tells her story on how she got into creative writing and her children's book, "Ninth Ward." She looks to entice children to write. "Ninth Ward" is about Hurricane Katrina.
08/25/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams spoke to Warren Cassell about his talk show career and transit into writing. They discuss Cassell's book, "'O' Habits: 40 Success Habits of Oprah Winfrey and One Bad Habit That Needs to Stop."
08/18/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with author Jamillah Creekmur about her book "Raised by the Mistress." Creekmur also talks about self-publishing and her unusual upbringing.
08/11/2010 - African American Profile
Lee Harris talks with host Omarey Williams about the five-act play, "When the Child Cries," and how they are bringing the play to local churches to reach even more people to help enrich their lives. Lee updates listeners on the new cast members.
07/28/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks with Tim Wise about how racism still exists, as well as the way President Obama is handling race. The two also discuss the health effects from racism and discrimination.
07/21/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Wahida Clark about her writing career and her book, "What's Really Hood?" The two also discuss other projects exposing street literature.
07/14/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams spoke with author Martha Ackmann about baseball player Toni Stone, who excelled in the sport despite her gender and color.
07/07/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams spoke with the author of "By Any Greens Necessary," Tracye Lynn McQuirter, about experiences as a vegetarian. The two also discuss McQuirter's transition to becoming a vegetarian and the ways of live as a vegetarian.
06/30/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with track player Carl Watson and coach Jackson about how they learned to work together to make a successful track and field team and their awards.
06/02/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks to three guests from Drama Free Entertainment. The three guests are attending Villanova University, Bethune Cookman University and Texas Christian University, respectively.
05/05/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks with Richard Jeanty about his journey becoming a writer, the topics of his writing, and his publication company, RJ Publications. He also explains the lack of opportunities that he has had as a Haitian-American.
02/10/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Ronnie Robbins of the Amachi Mentoring Coalition Project. They discuss the mentoring program and its needs including mentors and support. They also discuss why the program is so important and necessary.
02/03/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Wynne Alexander. They discuss the history of WDAS Radio and its major impact on the Civil Rights movement. They also discuss Wynne's music and career in journalism. More information can be found at WDAShistory.org and wynnealexander.com
01/27/2010 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks about the Martin Luther King scholarship breakfast that took place right here on the campus of Rowan University. Guest Speakers are interviewed.
11/25/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Kevin Powell, author of Open Letters to America. They discuss his book, his role in activism and how that has influenced his writing.
11/18/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Gloucester County NAACP chapter president, Phillip S. Warner Sr, and vice president, Loretta Winters. They discuss the history and foundation of the chapter, the role of the NAACP and their upcoming 100th anniversary event.
11/04/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams and Dr. Gabrielle Foreman discuss the impact of African Americans in literature throughout history. They especially highlight Harriet Wilson and her book Our Nig, which was re-released for the 150th anniversary edition. They also discussed Dr. Foreman's work Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century.
10/28/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Dr. Gabrielle Foreman. In the first part of a two-part series, they discuss Dr. Foreman's background as an educator, writer and historian. They talk about the role of African Americans in history and literature.
09/11/2009 - African American Profile
Omarey Williams speaks with Dave Goodman about his acting career. Goodman talks about his career goals as well as working with numerous superstars in entertainment including Sylvester Stallone. He also tracked his road to on-screen film roles and the turning point of his career thus far.
04/22/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks to Lorraine Elzia, the author of a new book entitled "Mistress Memoirs." Lorraine talks about her new book and how she's been writing for the past six years. Also, she discusses how her start as an author resulted from online encouragement.
04/01/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with LaRae Carter of the Tolerance Project and the S.T.A.R.T. group (Students Teaching All Races Tolerance). They discuss the S.T.A.R.T group's recent involvement with the Rowan University Student Summit. They also talk about the Young Heroes award they won and the positive changes they have been implementing in their schools.
03/18/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with author Jackie Moore about her book Serving Justice. They discuss her development from Christian devotional writings to her first novel and how she uses her work to touch people's lives.
01/28/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with author Tamara Grant about her book, The Cooling Board. They discuss how she got into writing and what inspired her new book.
01/24/2009 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with R & B group N-Tense and talks about their budding career. They talk about how they got their start, their new album and their future.
12/10/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Elissa Gabrielle, author and president and CEO of Peace In the Storm Publishing. They talk about her writing career and her new publishing company.
11/26/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with comedian Alonzo Bodden. They talk about his career, winning season 3 of Last Comic Standing and what he is doing currently.
11/12/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with K.L. Belvin, author of the book, A Man In Transition. They talk about his writing career and the change in his life that has significantly altered his career and personal life for the better.
11/05/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Rosalyn McPherson, Founder of the Roz Group. They discuss Ms. McPherson's career, creating her own firm and the numerous projects that her firm is involved with.
10/29/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Dr. Larry Butler, chair and Professor Carol Palermo of the Rowan University Political Science department. They discuss the upcoming election including issues of race and what makes this election different from previous ones.
10/08/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with 2008's Mr. Black Rowan Damian Johnson. They talked about him getting involved with the pageant, the significance of winning and what it has done for his life.
10/01/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with David Brown, president of Brown Partners. They discuss his company, an advertising and marketing agency, how he got his start and the work that his company does.
09/24/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with LiRon Anderson-Bell, president of Crisis Contigency Partners. They discuss what crisis communications, her career in public relations and marketing, and the benefit of professional organizations.
09/17/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams talks to Dawn Jones, co-founder of KD Communications and member of the Black Public Relations Society. She talks about her career and how she got started in public relations as well as the benefit of professional organizations.
09/10/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Sierra Leone Pratt, member of the Unity Community Center in Camden, New Jersey. They discuss the programs the community center offers, the benefit of these programs, and how she became involved with praise and african dance groups.
08/27/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Dr. Candace Kelley, Rowan University professor and host of new Rowan Radio talk show, League of the Extraordinary. They discuss her career in journalism and broadcasting, her transition to radio and what to expect from her new show.
08/20/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Pam Oliver, sideline reporter for FOX Sports and TNT. They discuss her career and her role in sports. They also talk about breaking into sports broadcasting, her life long battle with migraines and the solution she discovered to help combat it.
08/13/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Dee Bailey-Gittens, founder of Each One Teach consultants. They discuss the upcoming event, Children's Safety Day. They discuss what the purpose of the day, what it teaches, and how people can get involved.
08/06/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Wil Shamlin, writer for the Courier Post and salsa dancing enthusiast. They discuss salsa dancing, how Wil became involved with it, and Wil's blog that delves into the world of salsa.
07/30/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with students in the EOF and MAP program at Rowan. They discuss their experiences coming into Rowan, making new friends and learning about their new surrondings. They also talk about why the programs are so beneficial
07/16/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with LaRae Carter, chair of the Tolerance Project. They discuss the organization which promotes tolerance primarily to youth in the South Jersey area. They discuss the origin of the tolerance project, its mission and effect on the community.
07/09/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams speaks with Pastor Ronald Tucker of Mount Olive Christian Community Church. They discuss the church's history, their current move and the church's vision for its role in the Glassboro community.
07/02/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams and guest Jeff O'Connor dissect the current contorversy surronding Don Imus and the impact on the African American community. The show also features comments from students on the campus of Rowan University about their thoughts on the issue.
03/26/2008 - African American Profile
Host Omarey Williams sits down with Lonnie Bunch, director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. They discuss the creation of the museum and its global impact.
03/05/2008 - African American Profile
Host Tanya Clark interviews Penny McPherson - Barnes about the Educational Opportunities Fund at Rowan University.
02/20/2008 - African American Profile
Host. Dr. Tanya Clark speaks with Meredith Martin, Greg Richter, Leia D' Amboise, members of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). They discuss PRSSA's efforts to raise awareness and funds to support the intitatives to make a difference in Darfur.
02/13/2008 - African American Profile
Host Dr. Tanya Clark interviews James Uzcategui-Gaymon. They discuss his position in the department of civic and government relations here at Rowan University as well the current state of the democratic party.
02/06/2008 - African American Profile
Host Dr. Tanya Clark interviews with Dr. Michael Gomez, New York University history professor. They discuss experiences of people of African descent and the African diaspora.
01/30/2008 - African American Profile
Host Tanya Clark interviews Art Historian Curtis Adams. Adams shares his story about finding a historic plate crafted in 1513 by a man named Dewer.
01/23/2008 - African American Profile
Host Dr. Tanya Clark speaks with the guest speaker for the 2008 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles. They discuss his life, and experiences with Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
10/10/2007 - African American Profile
The New Faith Singers performed songs and talked about their faith, The group provided details on writing songs and how they tie their experiences into the music.
09/26/2007 - African American Profile
Mike Quick, former Philadelphia Eagle, discusses his football career.
09/06/2007 - African American Profile
Dr. Natasha Murray offered important tips on how students can adjust to the beginning of a new school year. Issues like making adjustments from summer vacation and preparation for the upcoming school year were also covered.
07/18/2007 - African American Profile
Keeley Powell is the Assistant Director of Admissions at Rowan University. She talked about her background and what her job entails. She also provided helpful information on the application process at Rowan and what is expected of prospective students.
06/20/2007 - African American Profile
Author Allison Whittenberg talked about her new book, Sweet Thang. She read a passage from the book and discussed its themes.
06/06/2007 - African American Profile
Rowan University's David Armor and Dr. Jacqueline Swift explained their roles in the upcoming musical review, "Soul Sounds of Philadelphia: The Story of the Music That Made America Famous". They also talked about their activities with at-risk youth.
05/16/2007 - African American Profile
Carlos Bradley made another appearance on the African American Profile. Bradley shared the story of his organization, ISAA. The International Student Athlete Academy is a program that trains young people academically and athletically.
03/21/2007 - African American Profile
Alyesha Wise, a Rowan student, stopped by the show to perform spoken word poetry. She also talked about her background and how she developed her writing ability.
03/14/2007 - African American Profile
Dr. Natasha Murray talks with host Dr. Tanya Clark about the college application process. Murray described the impact of online education as well. Her analysis of the application process included a breakdown of the different types of colleges.
03/07/2007 - African American Profile
Dr. Mary Francis Berry, guest speaker at Rowan University's second annual Rosa Parks Luncheon, stopped by the African American Profile as a part of a roundtable discussion. Four Rowan University students also joined the show to chat with Berry. She spoke about her background including what it was like to grow up in the South. Also, she discussed why the government did not issue slave reparations.
02/28/2007 - African American Profile
Troy Clark, a native of New Orleans, provided his perspective on Hurricane Katrina. Along with host Dr. Tanya Clark, they discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Plus, Mr. Clark described the vivid details of that day and how his family had to evacuate the Louisiana area.
02/07/2007 - African American Profile
Rowan students Danielle Moore and Anwar Counts joined host Dr. Tanya Clark on the show. They talked about the student's perspective on Hurricane Katrina. Moore and Counts offered their experiences while visiting Louisiana to assist in the rebuilding effort.
01/31/2007 - African American Profile
Dr. Tanya Clark interviewed Keith Dickens, who serves on the planning committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held at Rowan University. Dickens commented on his background and explained how he got started with committee. He added historical perspective to the special event by detailing how the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast began.
01/24/2007 - African American Profile
Dr. Tanya Clark completed part two of her interview with Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. They continued the discussion about her background and issues troubling the African-American community.
01/17/2007 - African American Profile
Dr. Tanya Clark interviewed Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, who recently spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held at Rowan University. McKenzie talked about her background and how people can make an impact in their community.
01/10/2007 - African American Profile
Guest Carlos Bradley talked to Dr. Tanya Clark about physical fitness. Bradley also discussed how to lose weight and build tone through exercise. He gave details on how to build more than just a three week commitment with exercise.
11/08/2006 - African American Profile
Dr. Tanya Clark spoke with Dana Burley, the Clerk of the New Jersey General Assembly. Burley talked about her job responsibilities. Also, they examined election results and what it meant to the African American community.
11/01/2006 - African American Profile
Dr. Clark interviewed Dr. Natasha Murray, who works in the New York City school system. Dr. Murray recapped her background and problems students encountered while attending school. They also discussed dropout rate and why students lose interest in school.
09/27/2006 - African American Profile
Dr. Tanya Clark interviews Dr. Greg Carr, Asst. Professor of African American Studies at Howard University, about the status of Philadelphia schools, changes in curriculum in African American History, and who is involved in the changes.
01/26/2005 - African American Profile
The African American Profile - JT Mills with Julian Bonds. This show examines the people, issues and places impacting African American history.
02/18/2004 - African American Profile
The African American Profile examines the people, issues and places impacting the African American community. Host J.T. Mills speaks with Ms. Julie Peterson and Mrs.Sullivan-Williams speak about their memories of late Bill Meyers.
02/11/2004 - African American Profile
The African American Profile examines the people, issues and places impacting the African American community. The episode is an interview with Mr. Dick Gregory.