African American men are often characterized as angry. Professor Marcus Burke reflects on this characterization and whether “the Angry Black man” is a reality, a myth, or an instrument of White fragility. He shares how he personally manages being an angry man who is Black in hyper-white spaces.
Episode 1.1: Angry Black Man
Stacey Alphonso uses her voice and her seat as the dot at White tables to help tell the stories of African American. A marketing and publicity person for Sony Pictures, she talks with us about when it is profitable to use your voice and how to speak truth in a way that increases the chances of being heard.
Episode 1.2: A Seat at the Table
George Floyd’s murder has had a tremendous impact on most of America. Race-based stress is at an all-time high for African Americans, accompanied by grief, loss, and anger. This episode features five different children, from ages eight to sixteen, sharing their reactions to Mr. Floyd’s murder, the subsequent civil unrest and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Episode 1.3: Out of the Mouth of Babes
In a recent study by the Center of Talent Innovation, only twenty percent of Black respondents indicated that they didn’t believe another African American could hold the top position in a Fortune 500 company. Earl Shipp is a real life example of a senior global leader. He retired from his role of Vice President at Dow Chemical after working in multiple executive leadership capacities around the world over a forty year career. In this episode, Mr. Shipp shares his learned wisdom to help you build a trajectory to succeed at the top levels of your organization, even against the odds.
Episode 2: C-Suite Traveling
George Floyd’s murder has had a tremendous impact on most of America. Race-based stress is at an all-time high for African Americans, accompanied by grief, loss, and anger. This episode features five different women, from all walks of life, sharing their reactions to Mr. Floyd’s murder, the subsequent civil unrest and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Episode 3: Reaction to George Floyd Murder: The Sistahs
Golfing is a sport that over 30 million people play. Despite its popularity, only 4% of those players are BIPOC ( Black Indigenous and People of Color) and less than 1% are women of Color. In this episode, Clemmie Perry, the founder & Executive Director of Women of Color Golf, shares her journey as a golfer and how she is opening doors to power brokers and captains of industry to other Women of Color.
Episode 4: Sporting in White Spaces
George Floyd’s murder has had a tremendous impact on most of America. Race-based stress is at an all-time high for African Americans, accompanied by grief, loss, and anger. This episode features five Black men, candidly sharing their reactions of pain, fury, and expectation to Mr. Floyd’s murder, the subsequent civil unrest and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Episode 5: Reaction to George Floyd Murder: The Brothas
Dr. Christina Edmondson shares her wisdeom, expertise and personal experience about being an African American woman in a Mutl-Ethnic church.
Episode 6: Being Black in White Churches
Dr Drew Lanahm shares his experience as a Black man and a Birdwatcher. His story is inspirational and highlights what it is like to be the provervibal "crow in the snow."
Episode 7: Bird Watching While Black
Three African American women share their challenges and joys of transitioning to natural hair in White Spaces. They discuss how hair can used as a of tool of White supremacy and how to they navigated this oppression. In addition, they talk in detail about their journey to accepting their kinks, coils, and curls and becoming Happy to be Nappy.
Episode 8: Happy to be Nappy: Transitioning to Natural Hair in White Spaces
Dr. Stacey speaks about life on the road as a Professional speaker.
Episode 8: Dr. Stacey Speaks
Guest Dotter Evie, an African American woman, shares her journey from being a Democratic to a Republican. She talks candidly about what keeps her advancing the ideas of the party and the challenges that go along with being a member.
Episode 9: Being Black and Republican
Mrs. Hettie Love shares her story of perseverance and thriving as the first African American graduate from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Love graduated from Wharton in 1947 with an MBA in Accounting. She shares the role of racism and sexism in her trajectory.
Episode 11: Hidden Figures & Firsts
Three smart, thoughtful, and successful African American college students enrolled at predominantly White institutions share their surival stories and lessons on how to thrive.
Episode 10: College 101
It's been said your "Net-Worth is your Network." Two Generation Z'ers talk about their experiences with networking, friend-rasising, and relationship-building. They share helpful strategies on building your network along with successes, failures, and lessons learned.
Episode 12: Networking in White Spaces
Nationwide trauma such as MLK’s assassination, George Floyd murders, and the OJ Simpson trial verdict affect us as "the Dot” in White Spaces, especially the day after the event. In this episode Dr. Michael Mobley discusses “The Day After” and managing our feelings.
Episode 13: The Day After
Three mental health providers discuss the psychological state of African Americans across the developmental life span.
Episode 14: The Therapist Speaks: COVID, Elections, and Racism-OH MY-
Critically acclaimed Historic Romance Author Beverly Jenkins shares her journey and wisdom of authoring over 40 books. Ms. Bev's witty commentary is full of wisdom and strategy. She gently reminds us to remember where we come from.
Episode 15: Lessons From The Elders Series: Remember the Ancestors
Whether you spilt a verb or speak in a vernacular other than the 'King's English' we all have had incidents of code-switching. Dr. Lisa Scott provides helpful guidance on when and how to code switch in a way that keeps your 'self' intact.
Episode 16: Code Switching Without Losing Yourself
Attorney Susan Simms Marsh shares her journey of mentoring over her 30 year career. She discusses the benefits of mentoring, how to find a mentor, along with the challenges & joys of being an effective mentor. In addition, a current mentee of Attorney Simms Marsh, Attorney Kathy Waters, shares the role of mentoring in her success.
Episode 17: Mentoring
Two African American entrepreneurs share the joys, challenges, and strategies for success.
Episode 18: Being Black in Business
Dr. Stacey takes a moment to look back on the start of the podcast and its future.
Dr. Stacey as the Dot:
Reflections on Season 1
Dr. Stacey discusses the global pandemic and its impact on our communities.
Black, Brown & COVID: Vaccine or Heck NO!
Dr. Stacey deals with microaggressions, racial statements, and inappropriate comments.
Dealing with Micro-aggressions...
Multiracial families are modern families, and Dr. Stacey delves into the intricacies of their interpersonal dynamics.
Episode 22: Raising Black Children in White Spaces
On being black and brown in white spaces.
Episode 23: Transracial Adoption
Being the Dot goes international and breaks down the global perspective on blackness as an identity.
Episode 24: Being Black in International Spaces
What is it like being black in a place like Hollywood? On Being the Dot, we ask, get answers, and you can hear all about it.
Episode 25: Black in Hollywood
Fact, Fiction, or White Supremacy?
Episode 26: The Angry Black Woman
Dr. Stacey tackles stereotypes and their impact on black women in white spaces.
Episode 27: The Strong Black Woman in White Spaces
What does the Second Amendment mean to our communities? What securities are granted or dangers raised by possessing a firearm? Dr. Stacey discusses it all.
Episode 28: Black Man with a Gun
One word: YOGA.
Episode 29: Being Well in White Spaces
Healing in the midst of racial upheaval and hate.
Episode 30: Dr. Stacey Speaks on Healing
Dr. Stacey gives advice on how to not just survive, but thrive in white spaces.
Episode 31: Finding Your Voice in White Spaces
Building a Long-Term Trajectory in White Spaces.
Episode 32: Lessons from the Elders
The second part in a very pertinent discussion on race relations, expectations, and outcomes in our society.
Episode 33: The Angry Black Man Part 2
The complicated relationships in friend groups of varying racial backgrounds & how to navigate them.