For over the last 15 years Radio Host/ TV Personality, Kendra G, has become one of the most popular media figures in the country. She has become a staple in the entertainment industry. For two years in a row “Source Magazine” named her one of the 30 most powerful radio personalities in the country.
On September 28th Black Women In Radio (BWIR) will host its first Author Summit featuring published authors who are also media professionals from all over the country. They will participate in a two-hour discussion about the challenges of becoming an author, why it is important for their stories to be heard, and how their voices can affect Black culture.
BWIR recognizes the urgency to support and amplify Black Voices. Learn more about each author from their book summaries and links below.
Black Women In Radio (BWIR) is the first and only network of its kind to change the narrative of how women are perceived in media. They are successfully promoting thousands of minority women globally from multi-generations to celebrate their contributions to media arts.
BWIR AUTHOR SUMMIT features Frankie Darcell, Tracy Williamson, Tambra Cherie, Sasha The Diva, Monique Caradine, Angela Greene, Nikki Davis, and Felesha Love.
Frankie Darcell “A Story To Tell” by Frankie Darcell and Julius Justice @frankiedarcell
Frankie Darcell was one of the top radio personalities in Detroit, Michigan. Many remember her from W.J.L.B. This book is her life story.
Conversations For Sista Only by Frankie Darcell
Conversations For Sistas Only is a stage play inspired by the 2004 book of the same name written by Radio Personality Frankie Darcell. A serious yet comical look at the stuff women gossip about. A compilation of the hottest topics and conversations as viewed through the eyes and lives of Sistas. Be they “Sistas” or “ Sisters” This very diverse group of women get together for a pajama party to empower and encourage. But along the way they engage in very taboo topics with humor and sometimes blunt honesty that will make you laugh, maybe cry, and differently will make you think about your own opinions and biases. As women, we talk and without a doubt, Conversations For Sistas Only will spark a whole new round of Sista-talk with you and your circle of friends. By the way, gentlemen if you really want to know what your woman thinks? This stage play is where you’ll get the answers.
Own Your Moment and Take the Stage: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Music Career by Tracy Williamson @tracywilliamson7
If you are in pursuit of a career in the music or entertainment industry, this book will step-by-step help lay the groundwork for you to successfully own your moment and take the stage. Gain insight, motivation, and information to properly develop your vision before writing a song, recording music, releasing a project, performing on stage, or signing with a record label. Learn how to establish and maintain your vision, finances, music, creative goals, team, and brand, while pursuing national platforms, record contracts, and distribution deals. This book also includes an Artist Journal to notate your moments of creativity and information gathered throughout your journey.
Surrounded By Sin Grounded By Love: 8 Simple Keys to Becoming a Better You by Tambra Cherie @tambracherie
Radio personality and host Tambra Cherie hopes to inspire and encourage others to become who they were predestined and preordained to be. Her goal is to help you find purpose in your pain, discernment in your disappointments, and peace within your chaos. She encourages you to grow through life’s disappointments and challenges while embracing new outlooks and perspectives. Tambra Cherie shares various experiences and lessons she’s learned throughout her journey of becoming a better version of herself, and hopes this book will help you take a deeper look within yourself while embracing your own truths.
Blended families can thrive, and Sasha The Diva explains how you can better navigate through the process of merging households in this practical guide. She shares her deeply personal struggles, tough lessons, and experiential advice with those who will encounter or who are already part of a blended family. She even includes more significant details about her family’s intervention from renowned life coach Iyanla Vanzant, which aired on television (“Iyanla Fix My Life“).
Embrace Your Inner Millionaire by Monique Caradine @sisternomics
Now is the time for women leaders and entrepreneurs to stop stressing and worrying about money! Take the eight steps outlined in this book right now and change your money situation for the better–forever. In this book, Monique Caradine reveals:
-How to uncover your hidden profit potential
-The four types of people to whom money is flowing abundantly right now
-The real reason you should aim to embrace your inner millionaire.
-Why your friends might be keeping you broke.
-Why gratitude should be a part of your wealth-building strategy.
Unnecessary Roughness: The Story of a Mother’s Fight for Justice by Angela Greene @justiceandjazz
When Angela Greene’s twin daughters were expelled from their Girl Scout Troop, she took immediate action. She stood up against the injustice. She stood up for Malia and Sharena, who had done nothing but give a Family Heritage Presentation highlighting their family’s involvement with the Civil Rights Movement. The troop leaders from the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta had unwittingly picked the wrong mother to email (twice!) with an offer to find another troop that was a “better fit.” Shocked, outraged, and disappointed by the inexcusable discriminatory conduct, Angela vehemently rejected their offers and weak solutions. She adamantly refused to find another troop, and she had no desire to start her own troop. Angela pursued a legal course of action instead and ventured on a journey through four levels of state and federal courts that taught her some tough lessons about ineffective assistance of counsel. In fact, she was motivated to do her own research and to litigate for herself. Unnecessary Roughness is a remarkable story of resilience, determination, fearlessness, and advocacy. More importantly, it is a fascinating story of a mother’s love and her faith in God, who served as her attorney when no one else would. For more about the book or author Angela Greene, visit: www.unnecessaryroughnesspublishing.com.
It’s In The Juice: Taking Life Back One Juice At A Time by Nikki Davis @yagirlnikki
After having my daughter I learned very quickly that postpartum depression was a real thing. My emotions, my mind and my weight were all over the place. It took me nine months to birth a baby and another nine months to birth the woman that was hiding behind the depression. Instead of choosing prescription drugs that often have harmful side effects, I decided to take my life back with something as simple as juicing. In this book, you will experience my real-life journey, meet the people, and get the recipes that helped me to go from my lowest point to my greatest victory.
Brave Leap to Freedom: Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit to Cultivate Healthy Relationships by Felesha Love @twominutemanager @feleshalove
Toxicity can be experienced anywhere and with anyone. If not addressed, the experiences can be destructive to the mind, body, and spirit. This book is filled with relatable stories and self-help exercises to help you identify toxic relationships and break self-defeating cycles.
While raising two daughters, navigating divorce and a new blended family, earning a graduate degree, and teaching at a local college, I army crawled my way through the dark night of the soul.
I didn’t know it at the time but my passion for helping others led me to establish my company MySpiritFitness© Management Group, LLC (MSF), and create a wellness pedagogy that is introduced in this book. The tools and techniques in this book are tested and approved by clients and students I have had the pleasure of sharing knowledge with over decades of teaching in classrooms and workshops.
I am obsessed with waking up to the true self and helping others do the same.
Congratulations on taking this BIG STEP toward changing the narrative.
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We recognize the urgency to support the creative Black Voice. Black Women In Radio (BWIR) is the first and only network of its kind to change the narrative of how women are perceived in media. We are successfully promoting thousands of minority women globally from multi-generations to amplify their professional contributions to Black culture. This contest demonstrates our commitment to exemplifying true, positive, and authentic diversity within our culture.
- You must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the contest submission.
- You are not required to be a member of BWIR to participate.
- You must have worked in radio (traditional or digital) in any capacity as a professional or student.
- You must be the principal content creator, artist, producer, or talent.
- You must own the rights to your work.
- Qualifying categories include Podcast, TV/Radio Show, Vlogger, Blogger, Writer, audio/video Producer, Artist (all mediums of painting and photography), or Graphic Art Designer.
- No nudity or profane language.
Submissions are open from September 20th until midnight on November 20th.
Write a summary. Tell us who you are and your work experience in radio in the beginning of the summary. Also answer the following: 1) Why it is important for Black Voices to be heard. 2) Why did you choose this form of creative art to self express? 3) What form of media did you choose and why? 4) What do you hope to gain and how will people benefit from your work? What success have you had so far? Why do you think BWIR is the platform for your work? DEADLINE: Midnight on November 20th.
Provide a downloadable sample of your work.
Include the appropriate link access to listen or view your work. For example, YouTube, We Transfer, Google Drive, attach a downloadable link to a mp3 or mp4.
Email the summary and work samples and/or any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE IS Midnight on November 20th.
We will review all submissions. Ten (10) candidates will be selected based on creative message, content, artistic expression, delivery, application of art elements, technique, design, continuity and written summary. The winners will be announced on all BWIR digital media platforms Friday, January 1, 2021 at Noon. Winners will kick off 2021 with a special feature on the BWIR website and begin the year with free advertising for each for one year.
Jasmine Sanders is a rare find. In an entertainment world of superficiality and inflated egos, this beautiful diva with a megawatt smile is as down to earth as they come with talent that is simply undeniable. Once seen on a network that reached over 20 million households as Co-Host of Centric TV’s lifestyle show, “Culture List”, her voice now graces the airwaves in over 50 markets across the country with one of the Original Kings of Comedy and TV Superstar, D.L. Hughley. As Co-Host of the top-ranked and Nationally Syndicated “The D.L Hughley Show”, Jasmine is a force to be reckoned with.
With over 15 years of media experience, including a highly rated Midday show at New York’s legendary WBLS, JASMINE has been consistently making a name for herself. This award-winning broadcast talent was Co-host of the formally nationally syndicated “Skip Murphy In The Afternoon” and “Afternoon Jam Session with Brian McKnight” as well as a staple on radio stations in major cities. Known for her infectious personality and her delightful candor to make even the most private celebrities feel comfortable, JASMINE has interviewed countless A-listers including Beyonce, John Legend, Shaquille O’Neal, Jamie Foxx, Laurence Fishburne, LeBron James and Steve Harvey just to name a few. @iamjasminesanders
Black Women in Radio (BWIR) hosted a panel of women in various leadership roles in the radio industry. These women range from program directors to station owners discussed the unique challenges women in charge face in this male-dominated field.
BWIR is committed to maintaining a platform that addresses the unique challenges and perspectives of black women. Many women in the radio industry, like other industries, are challenged to be taken seriously. Now the tide is slowly turning.
These women are some of the few who have risen to the top of their game in the industry. These women will share details about their individual journeys to the top, what specific challenges they have faced in the field, how they learned to navigate through the ranks, what unique circumstances they face as female leads, and what it takes to make it to the top and remain. In light of the “Me Too Movement,” this should be interesting.
Our featured guest includes Khris “First Lady” Hutchison, Program Director and mid-day personality for Chicago’s 95.1 FM; Danielle “Ms. Hotsauce” Johnson, owner of Boston’s first digital radio Spark FM and she is a radio personality, podcaster, and community activist; Joyce Little, Program Director of WAOK and host of Love & Relationships; Pat Prescott 94.7 The Wave’s Morning Show Host, Sue “Big Sue” Purnell, popular R&B and Hip-Hop personality for Memphis’ K97. The discussion will be moderated by BWIR Founder, Felesha Love.
“It is our goal to create opportunities for the voices of Black women to be heard. We are honored to welcome some notable industry women with impressive leadership skills to provide perspective and insight on how women can change outdated narratives. We are providing more opportunities for women to get educated about the business and our place in it. We want to develop and support more thinkers, influencers, and leaders,” said Felesha Love.
When BWIR conceived their tagline: “Igniting a Decade of the New Woman” they anticipated a journey with twist and turns, but nothing like which has literally happened: historic media layoffs in less than 6 months resulting in unparalleled unemployment, a sole proprietorship seizing control of almost every radio station in America, a global pandemic, and massive global civil rights protests.
The good news is BWIR exists as the only platform where Black women in radio can converge freely to share their thoughts and feelings about their personal experiences in an industry, where for many years they have been either forgotten or overlooked. Black Women in Radio is an organization dedicated to the inclusion and celebration of Black women in the radio industry.
For more information about BWIR contact Felesha Love or BWIR Director Of Public Relations And Media Affairs Angela Greene.
Candace McCollum is the first voice many hear with traffic,
weather, and news on Power 92.3’s The Rickey Smiley Morning
Show in Chicago.
Candace began her radio career in 2013 in Chicago, the third
largest market for media.
When Candace is not on air she works with the community and on
her own personal projects. Candace started Community Spotlight, which highlights a community event in the Chicago. She has a personal connection with another initiative she works with, Hashtag Lunch Bag Chicago and the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.
In March of 2017 Candace started her fashion blog, “Curves in Radio.” In 2018 she brought together some of the top curvy women in Chicago radio from several Chicago radio stations for a meet and greet at, Eloquii a plus-sized store in Chicago.
Candace has had the opportunity to work with many brands as a host and model. Candace was also the host of the first Midwest Curvy Girl Conference in Chicago in October of 2017. She has been featured on Essence.com, Huffingtonpost.com and on The Steve Harvey Show.
Paris Nicole is one of the most recognized up and coming Program Directors in the industry. The Howard Alum does double duty as PD and the Midday talent on 103.9 Hip Hop, WPHI-FM/Philadelphia, becoming the youngest PD at Radio One. She started at Radio One in 2010, working her way up from intern to top-rated on-air personality. Currently, she hosts her daily midday show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nicole assumed the position of APD in 2016.
one word is “Determined”
Fav Movie “Remember The Titans”
Favorite Book: Conversations For Sistas Only Volume 1 by Frankie Darcell
Fav Album: Brenda Russell “Brenda Russell”
Favorite Vacation Spot: “Ocho Rios, Jamaica”
What is your perception of self-love? “Self-love means an undeniable confidence in yourself that you are made in the image of God. And if its’s good enough for him, the rest doesn’t matter.”
From the President of the United States, to music giants, they all want to be interviewed by Frankie Darcell because her for her candor, quick wit, and sense of humor.
Frankie started her career at Morgan State University’s WEAA-FM, later becoming Music Director and Assistant Program Director in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina; before moving to Detroit in 1993.
Frankie is the host of “the Mid-day Mix” and “Sunday Talk of the Town” on WDAS-FM to as the Afternoon Drive Host with The Talk of The Town, 3pm to 7pm weekdays and Saturdays 10am to 3pm.
Frankie has an established career with over 25 years of Radio Broadcasting experience.
She is an author, a lecturer, and a businesswoman, who has appeared in countless local and national publications. She has received awards from The Michigan Association of Broadcasters as well as several major industry awards, and recognitions, including from dignitaries.
Frankie also has a love for theatre as evidenced by her Executive Producer credits for: Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues “; Produced and Directed Ntozake Shange’s Off Broadway Play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
However, her greatest joy and reward is being a Mom to her teen-age daughter, Phallo.
WPGN is Offering Their First Contemporary Jazz Show on Their Gospel Network. Atlanta, GA—Radio veteran and former host of 91.9FM WCLK’s Jazz It Up, Angela Greene has a new contemporary jazz show that has found a home in an unusual place, WPGN Radio, Atlanta, which is a Gospel radio platform. The stakeholders of the Prayzefest Gospel Network have welcomed their first contemporary jazz show to their platform. The all-new Jazz Flavors will air Sundays from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m beginning July 26, 2020 offering listeners a musical treat.
“I asked my friend, Angela Greene to host a jazz show because first of all I absolutely love jazz and she is one of the best announcers out there. I truly believe the gospel audience and the jazz audiences collide musically at many points! Jazz Flavors will add just the right amount of salt and light for our listeners,” said Twanda Black, host of Good News Gospel.
The all-new Jazz Flavors will be hosted by Greene who began her career in radio in 1986. She has worked at several radio stations in the Atlanta market including V-103, Kiss 104, and WSB-FM in addition to serving as the traffic anchor for now defunct nationally syndicated, Tom Joyner Morning Show. Greene is also a journalist, author, and education advocate. Ironically she began her radio career at WCLK when she was a college student. She returned in 2019 to host Jazz It Up before she created, wrote, and produced the all-new Jazz Flavors.
Her partner and curator is Craig “The Groovemaster” Roulhac. Roulhac is the creator of the extremely popular Spotify Contemporary Playlist group on Facebook. The group boast over 300 members including music artist Bob James, Chieli Minucci, Jeff Kashiwa, and Ragan Whiteside. Roulhac creates unique playlist that highlight various artist or music styles and being featured on that list is significant to many artist including Ragan Whiteside.
Joi’s one word is “Passionate”
Fav Movie “Favorite Movie….Anything Spike Lee, Purple Rain, Coming to America”
Favorite Book: “Anything by Carl Webber, 2…The Power of Yes and 1…The Bible”
Fav Album: Now this ain’t fair!! LOLOL…Off The Wall, Rhythm Nation, Rapture, Kirk Franklin, Clark Sisters, Hawkins Family, Hezekiah
Favorite Vacation Spot: “Islands, Africa, Dubai, Paris, Florida and Charleston”
What is your perception of self-love? “To understand that there are levels to learning, understanding and loving you! A lot of what you learn before you begin your personal journey is from others. You don’t really start to learn and love yourself until you start to take care of you.”
When Lady Joi heard the John Mason & Company Morning Show on WJLB FM 98 she knew that she had found the career she wanted. Lady Joi began as an intern and a teen reporter at WJLB FM 98.
Later moving to Charleston, she hosted mid-day and morning drive at WZJY, she was a producer for the Tom Joyner Morning Show and hosted at Magic 101.7 FM, and she voiced the “Inspirational Thought of the Day” on the Russ Parr Morning Show while also doing weekends on Hot 102.1-107.9 in Norfolk/Virginia Beach.
Still in the Charleston and Norfolk/Virginia Beach markets, she switched to Hip Hop and R&B at Z-93 Jamz in Charleston, SC and WWHV- WWBR Hot 102.1/107.9 in Norfolk/Virginia Beach.
In January of 2005 Lady Joi began hosting gospel’s Rise-n-Rejoice Morning Show. Now with 25 years of radio experience, she hosts “Magic Inspirations” and “Saturday Nite Ole School” on Magic 107.3FM.
In 2016, Lady Joi created “D.R.E.A.M. Pushers” a conference to help young people reach their goals, visions, DREAMs!
July 18, 2018 was named “Lady Joi Day” in North Charleston by Mayor Keith Summey. In 2019 she was awarded “Woman of Achievement” by ACHI Magazine. She is Owner/CEO of POJ Ent. Pieces of Joi Entertainment.