BuyBlack Podcast

Our Mission is to Draw Consumers and Business Owners together to Ignite the Global Black Economy. Through this platform our socially conscious listening community connects with black business owners and their companies and learns actionable tips from their stories of struggle and growth. Each week we publish a new, compelling interview with a black entrepreneur who shares their story, teaches us some useful business information, and gives their number one piece of advice for the Buy Black Community as a whole.


Solo Episodes

June 17, 2018

043: Making Community Connections w/ Matthew Mendenhall

Show notes forthcoming
June 10, 2018

042: Making a Million Cryptocurrency Millionaires w/ Dr. Gerald Higginbotham

Bitcoin Built the First Round of Cryptocurrency Millionaires; Will GoldCoin Be Next? In this episode, my guest Captain Dr. Gerald Higginbotham gives us a vision for […]
May 28, 2018
Design a Million Dollar Online Business w/ Rohan Gilkes

041: Design a Million Dollar Online Business w/ Rohan Gilkes

Structure Your Online Business Idea for Maximum Profit In this episode, my guest Rohan Gilkes, explains the process he has used to create and grow several […]
May 20, 2018

040: Malcolm X – The Ballot or The Bullet Speech

54 Years Later, We Still Need This Guidance Saturday, May 19th 2018 would have been el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (b.k.a. – “Malcolm X”) 93rd birthday. To honor […]
May 13, 2018
Use Group Economics to Pay Off $25,000 in 6 months w/ Latrice Coleman

039: Use Group Economics to Payoff $25,000 in 6mths w/ Latrice Coleman

Pay Off Debt and Repair Credit in Less Than a Year The content in this episode can change your life.  My guest, Latrice Coleman, gives us […]
May 6, 2018
Insurance, Health, and Generational Wealth w/ JC Matthews

038: Insurance, Health, and Generational Wealth with JC Matthews

Life, Dental, and Disability: Three Types of Insurance You Absolutely Need In this episode, my guest JC Matthews teaches us critical information about insurance.  We learn […]
April 30, 2018
Applying Leverage and Mechanical Advantage to Community Economics

037: 7 Steps to Build a High Performance Team

Building a High Performance Team Starts with Great Leadership This week, we’re taking a time out to talk about team building and leadership.  Be a better […]
April 22, 2018
Market Your Business By Podcasting w/ Ron Brooks

036: Market Your Business By Podcasting w/ Ron Brooks

Share Your Expertise & Build a Following Through Podcasting In this episode, my guest Mr. Ron Brooks shares his experience building a career in the banking […]
April 16, 2018
Invent, Patent, and Protect Your Products w/ Eva Jane Bunkley

035: Invent, Patent, and Protect Intellectual Property w/ Eva Jane Bunkley

Patent or Trademark Rights Alone Can’t Protect Intellectual Property In today’s episode my guest, two-time Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist Eva Jane Bunkley, walks us through […]
April 8, 2018
Build a Focused, Productive, Profitable Lifestyle with Lyman Montgomery

034: Build a Focused, Productive, and Profitable Lifestyle w/ Lyman Montgomery

Focus, Prioritize & Achieve Your Profitable Lifestyle Get your pen and notepad ready before you start this episode. My guest, Lyman A. Montgomery delivers so many […]
April 1, 2018
Use SEO to Rank on Google's First Page w/ Darrin Marion

033: Use SEO to Rank on Google’s First Page w/ Darrin Marion

Search Engine Optimizing (SEO) Your Website Is the Best Investment You Can Make In this episode, Darrin Marion, CEO of Ratel SEO, teaches us the fundamentals […]
March 25, 2018
Episode 32: Don't Quit Your Day Job w/ Dr. Julian Thomas

032: Don’t Quit Your Day Job w/ Dr. Julian Thomas

Leverage Your Paycheck to Start Your Business In this episode Dr. Julian Thomas reminds us that being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to quit your […]
March 19, 2018
Applying Leverage and Mechanical Advantage to Community Economics

031: Stop Giving Everything Away

  In this very candid episode, I talk about myself and how I can help your company using my training and leadership consulting expertise.  It’s not […]
March 4, 2018
How to Market Yourself & Open Doors

030: How to Market Yourself & Open Doors w/ Oliver M. Fitzpatrick

Be Genuine. Build Relationships. Market Yourself. Do you have a great product or service, but have a hard time selling it. Most likely, there is a […]
February 26, 2018
Applying Leverage and Mechanical Advantage to Community Economics

029: Leverage & Mechanical Advantage in Community Economics

Understanding Mechanical Advantage is Critical to Building Strong Community Economics Cool kids, come have a seat at the nerds table! In this episode, we dig into […]
February 19, 2018
Get Started in Real Estate Buying and Selling Raw Land with Jarrod Woodley

028: Get Started in Real Estate Buying and Selling Raw Land with Jarrod Woodley

Start Your Real Estate Business with Raw Land Flipping In this episode Jarrod Woodley shares his stories of trials and tribulation in the Real Estate business.  […]
February 12, 2018
Don't Put Your Tax Refund Into a CD!

027: What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?

A Side Hustle Business Is the Investment for Tax Refund Money Considerations When Investing Level of Risk Potential Reward Level of Control Level of Effort Velocity […]
February 7, 2018
Don't Put Your Tax Refund Into a CD!

Don’t Put Your Tax Refund Into a CD!

Certificates of Deposit (CD) Make You Lose Money This is a quick bonus episode for all of you who have downloaded the Buy Black Podcast App!  […]
February 4, 2018
Build Strong Customer Relationships through Market Research

026: Build Strong Customer Relationships through Market Research with Johnathan Thomas

In this episode, Johnathan Thomas explains how conducting thorough Market Research can help you grow your business. The right amount of energy in Market Research up front will save time, money, and show customers that we really care about what they need. Learn More!
January 27, 2018
How to Build a Profitable Professional Network with DJay Reace

025: How to Build a Profitable Professional Network with DJay Reace

“Cocky Humble”: Build a Professional Network the DJay Reace Way In this episode, I connect with DJay Reace to talk about his Mobile DJ business and […]
January 22, 2018
Applying Leverage and Mechanical Advantage to Community Economics

024: Buy Black Podcast Blueprint for 2018

In this episode, I lay out the Buy Black Podcast Blueprint for 2018. We give shout outs to the latest 5-Star Reviews, talk about the benefits of downloading the Buy Black Podcast App from the Apple or Google Play store, and set clear expectations of what we will accomplish together this year.
January 20, 2018
Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Black Independence

Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Black Independence

This morning, Republicans introduced us to the first (of potentially many) Federal Government Shutdown in the Trump era. We've been through this before and each time news articles remind us that a Government Shutdown Hits Black People Hardest. As a Community, it's time for us to make those articles obsolete.
January 19, 2018
Senator Cory Booker Mansplaining Racism to DHS Secretary

Racism Cool, Mansplaining Racism, Not Cool?

During a senate hearing on President Trump's “Sh**hole Countries” remarks, Sen. Cory Booker verbally eviscerated DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. After the Secretary claimed…under oath…to have no recollection of the statement, he went in so hard Republicans were jealous that he was unapologetically Mansplaining Racism.
January 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Mountain Top Speech

023: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mountain Top Speech

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today, I want us to take some time to reflect on what Dr. King really stood for.The speech we will hear today was actually the last that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered in his life. It was given in Tennessee, supporting the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike, April 3, 1968.
January 8, 2018
How to Start a Drop Shipping Business with Rashida Hawthorne

022: How to Start a Drop Shipping Business with Rashida Hawthorne

Do you want to start your own business, but don’t feel ready to take such a big risk. Rashida Hawthorne, creator of Glambulb™, used the Drop Shipping Business Model to eliminate risk and get her first business off the ground. Learn how you can do the same in Episode 22 of BuyBlack Podcast.
January 2, 2018
How to Make the New Tax Law Work for You

021: How to Make the New Tax Law Work For You

Make the New Tax Law Work For You In this episode, I break down most of the new provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act […]
December 26, 2017
Prosperity Economics

020: Understanding and Applying Prosperity Economics Principles with Curtis May

In this episode, Prosperity Economics based Financial Planner Curtis May interviews me for his podcast, The Practical Wealth Show. Curtis and I connected for the first time […]
December 23, 2017
Eight Ways Trump Failed to Deliver on His Tax Plan

Trump Tax Plan Analysis: Eight Ways Republicans Failed

Candidate Trump based a lot of his campaign promises around a Simple Tax Plan that would let you file with a postcard and "put H&R Block out of business". It was great rhetoric but the $1.5 trillion question is, “Does the new tax law deliver on those promises?" The simple answer is no…no, it does not.
December 8, 2017

019: Leveraging Influencer Marketing to Promote Your Business with Jamel LeBranch

Social Media Influencer Marketing Can Promote Your Business Listen as Jamel talks about overcoming the losses of his two sisters and taking lessons from their lives […]
November 27, 2017
Selling a private label brand on Amazon

018: How to Build Your Private Label Brand Selling on Amazon

Selling a Private Label Brand on Amazon You’re quite possibly presently a fan of Amazon as a consumer, since it makes it easy and affordable to […]
November 20, 2017

017: 22 Black Owned Businesses to Buy from This Holiday Season

This Buy Black Podcast episode is purely about supporting Black Owned Businesses during the Holiday Season.  I bring you 22 companies with unique products and services that […]
November 14, 2017
Cartoon Graphic Black People Hold Up Gameboard

016: How the Black Community Can Become a Political and Economic Powerhouse

Yes. The Black Community Can Use Politics & Economics to Our Advantage This episode has been a long time coming.  I made a promise in the […]
November 6, 2017
setup a profitable Amazon sales business

015: How to Start a Profitable Amazon Sales Business for Less Than $500

November is here, and that means online selling season is about to be in full effect.  In this episode, I lay out the steps to setup […]
October 30, 2017
black community from producer to consumers

014: Shifting the Black Community from Consumers to Producers

In this episode, we tackle some hard truths about the deep divide between spending habits of Black Consumers and the selling habits of Black Business Owners. It's important to shift the black community from producer to consumers.
October 23, 2017
Achieve SMART Goals

013: Five Steps to Set and Achieve SMART Goals for 2018

Set and Achieve SMART Goals for 2018 In this episode, I lay out a five step process to set and achieve SMART goals in your life, […]
October 16, 2017

012: Vita Shoes Company. Great Cause. Great Shoes.

Vita Shoes Company Today, we reconnect with Daniel Abaraoha, founder and CEO of Vita Shoes Company to kickoff his La Vita e Bella Drive.  From 15-29 […]
October 9, 2017
gun ownership in the black community

011: Why the Black Community Needs to Embrace Gun Ownership

Gun Ownership in the Black Community In a recent Huffington Post article, they spoke with black gun owners to figure out what gun ownership in the black community means in […]
October 2, 2017
natural hair care

010: A Scientific Approach to Natural Hair Care with Jamille Robinson

In this episode, Jamille Robinson explains how she combined her passions for cosmetology and pharmacology to develop a uniquely scientific approach to natural hair care. 
September 25, 2017
Football Player Kneeling with Helmet Off

009: The Strategic Goal Behind #TakeAKnee Protests, Explained

This episode builds upon the recent focus a growth around the NFL boycott and #TakeAKnee protests by revisiting the strategic goal of the movement (to decrease police violence against non-threatening black people).
September 18, 2017
Pastor Eugene Udell reviving the entrepreneurial spirit in the black community

008: Reviving the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Black Community with Pastor Eugene Udell

In this episode, Pastor Eugene Udell lays out the blueprint for restoring strength in the black community by educating our children in faith, love, and the entrepreneurial spirit in the black community. 
September 11, 2017
Moving Day Calendar

007: Fifteen Businesses You Can Start at Any Time or Place

In this episode, you'll find 15 ideas for businesses that you can start at any time or place with minimal resources, without leasing facilities or office space.  Whether you've been forced to move to a new home, or are simply looking for an opportunity to break free from working for someone else.
September 4, 2017
Chicago Race Riots Pamphlet

006-B: Labor Relations and Black Economics in the Early 20th Century

Labor Relations and Black Economics Happy Labor Day!  Today’s episode asks (and potentially answers) the question of what Labor Day should mean to the black community.  […]
August 28, 2017

006: Combining Social Activism with Business Leadership to Rebuild the Black Community with Mike De Los Santos

In this episode, Mike De Los Santos (Founder & CEO of Mike D's BBQ) and I share a deep conversation on combining social activism with business leadership, and so much more.
August 24, 2017
Professional Black Woman

005-B: Five Secrets to Build A Strong Personal Brand

Building on Episode 5, this show digs into why you should recognize that everything in life revolves around marketing, and how you can build yourself into a powerful brand that will generate better opportunities for you and your business.
August 21, 2017

005: Design, Build, and Direct the Path of Your Career with Brandon Campbell

Design, Build, and Direct the Path of Your Career Join me and my guest, Brandon Campbell the founder of Little Rock Fashion Week. In our interview, we […]
August 14, 2017
Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement

004-D: Five Secrets to Setting Up Your LLC

Set Up Your LLC In this final episode in the “Start Your Business Now” series, I cover five readily available “secrets” that you should know before […]
August 7, 2017
Corporation LLC Taxation Infographic

004-C: Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business

Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business So you’ve decided to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. The importance of choosing the right business structure can […]
August 3, 2017
Business Model Canvas

004-B: Create Your One Page Business Plan in Nine Easy Steps

Have you ever heard of the one page business plan. Generally, if your business is more difficult than a one page explanation, you may want to reconsider your business.  This is the second episode in a 4-part series on overcoming common obstacles and objections to start your own business.
July 31, 2017
Black Entrepreneur

004-A: The Only Three Things You Need to Start a Business

In this episode, I dispel many of the myths about starting a business and encourage you to cut through the b.s. to take steps toward getting your idea to the marketplace.
July 27, 2017
win government contracts

003-B: Position Your Small Business to Win Government Contracts

Join me in this straight-forward episode as I discuss some key terms, designations, and eligibility requirements that your small business could meet in order to get preferential consideration in winning government contracts. 
July 23, 2017
Innovative Supplies Worldwide Creating Business Opportunity

003: Manufacturing School Supplies and Creating Business Opportunities with Nneka Brown-Massey

In creating a business opportunity Nneka founded Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc. and the need was met. Join us as we discuss product development, licensing, team-building, registering as a veteran-owned business, dealing with market competition, and more.
July 20, 2017
Traveling While Black

002-B: Traveling While Black in the United States

In today's episode, I describe a brief timeline of events, legislative actions, judicial decisions, and entrepreneurial ventures that overview the history of traveling while black in the United States.
July 15, 2017

002: How Stef Grant Created a Visionary Business Opportunity

Create an Opportunity for Your Business If you ask my guest to define his personality he will quickly tell you StefIsDOPE (Driven On Positive Energy).  Stefan […]
July 13, 2017
crowdfunding platforms

001-B: Choose the Right Crowdfunding Platform for Your Project

Join me as I explore the four basic types of crowdfunding campaigns and compare the attributes of the three most popular crowdfunding platforms for entrepreneurs and startups interested in raising funds (Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo). 
July 10, 2017

001: Turn Your Passion Into Profits While Serving the Community with Daniel Abaraoha

Leverage your passion to create profits and serve your community.  This is what Daniel Abaraoha (pronounced a-Bar-a-Ha) did when he founded Vita Shoes Company. He consistently finds a way to turn his passion into profits. 
July 5, 2017

000: The Vision of Buy Black Podcast

The Vision of BuyBlack Podcast In this episode, I explain how the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile one year ago ignited a fire in me […]