Featured Guests

Meet the Voices of Black Business Featured on Buy Black Podcast

Jermaine Hagan

Jermaine Hagan

CEO, Harmony Herb Company

Jermaine Hagan has been living holistically (in complete connection with the universe) since he was 17 years old. He teaches his clients that all health begins in the brain, and if you “invest in your health, your body will receive the wealth”. In this interview, he shares five life-changing holistic health habits that you can start right now. 

David W. Williams

David W. Williams

CEO, Digital Underground, LLC

David W Williams is the founder of Digital Underground Sales & Marketing which is a direct response marketing and digital marketing agency based out of Smyrna, GA.

David helps small businesses break through the 10k a month in revenue mark by deploying a combination of the “Perfect Offer”, organic marketing and digital marketing.

After you audience is done listening to me, they will understand the mindset needed to successfully run profitable and sustainable Facebook ad campaigns.

Tyron Cutner

Tyron Cutner

Founder, Well Dressed Academy

I created my business after discovering that the way we see ourselves visually impacts how we perform. If a man transform his appearance into someone who looks important, he’s driven to fill that gap by becoming important.

My mission with my business is to create better men. In somewhat of a unique way. I discuss something as basic as clothes and look at it on a deeper level.

Edd Farquharson (FAR-kuh-son)

Edd Farquharson (FAR-kuh-son)

Inspirational Author

Edd Far is a Writer from NYC who believes the key to happiness is finding your Purpose and Making that Your Passion. He also illustrates Children’s Books, Works in Sales, and has a Private Tutoring Business for people ages 18 and over. When Ed is not working, he’s going to Concerts, Museums, Parks, and learning at least one new fact each day. Thanks for the Platform.

His Books “Normal Thoughts From a Random Mind” (Vols. 1 & 2), a collection of Poems that Boldly explore Topics that inspire, entertain, and enlighten. No topic is off limits, from family, to relationships, to following your dreams, to financial independence.

Avalaura Gaither

Avalaura Gaither

Life Coach & Intuitive Consultant

Embrace all that you are, in service to the world and to your highest and most incredible life — the journey waits for no one, it begins now.

This is a challenge from Avalaura, the internationally celebrated Intuitive Consultant and Life Coach. Avalaura passionately assists individuals who dare to live their best lives. She takes her clients from hole to wholeness in their life, relationships and business by guiding them through a powerful healing process that helps them discover who they are, who they wish to be, and how to get there. If now is the time for you to live a freedom-focused life, detox yourself of limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, and create an unrecognizable reality — then Avalaura is the guide you’ve been waiting for.

Avalaura is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Additionally, she is a trained Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Aromatherapist and Yoga/Meditation Instructor.

Linda Walton-Robinson

Linda Walton-Robinson

Independent LegalShield Associate

Growing up in Berkeley, CA in the 70s, as an African American female, I enjoyed a certain amount of freedom. My friends and I enjoyed being able to go where ever and whenever we wanted and never worried about police approaching us in a threatening manner. We waved to them and they waved back. The most any officer ever said to any of us was ‘Ya’ll be careful’.

I didn’t realize until I graduated from high school that people of color were detained for no reason other than the color of our skin. In the last couple of years, this seems to be happening more often and incidents are escalated to the point where people of color are losing our lives. With a passion for helping people live and thrive, I went to Humphreys University and graduated with a degree in Legal Studies. After I graduated I took a position working for a company that provides legal representation for law enforcement personnel. This is crucial to allow them to perform their job duties. But, while I was helping these members, I wondered about the ‘people’ that did not have affordable, reliable and quality legal representation. At $200 to $400 per hour most people are priced out of this life changing service.

But, isn’t it in the constitution that we, the People, are afforded legal representation? It is. Sixteen years ago, My husband and I were invited to see a presentation regarding a business that offered affordable legal representation. We saw the value immediately and became members right away. That company is LegalShield.

In March of 2018, I met a man who has been an associate in LegalShield for 18 years. I never knew this was a business opportunity; that I could help protect rights, families and lives. And, generate an income for myself and my family. I was all in! I guarantee you. From my experience as a LegalShield member and someone who worked with law enforcement, anytime you can say these 7 words:

‘I’ll have you speak with my attorney’

There is an instant power shift! Those words are powerful and I want ALL black lives to be empowered!

Terry Washington Jr.

Terry Washington Jr.

Author: The Purpose & Supremacy of Passive Income

Terry Washington Jr. is the author of The Beginning of TRW JR.: Moving From Survival to Success With Your Dreams and Goals and The Book of Mentality: Mental Strategies to Push You Through to Success.

He spent 10+ years in the job force before he realized that producing active income was the worse and hardest form of income to produce. Through trials, self-education, and launching his own business he realized that passive income was the supreme way to produce income. Terry believes that time is your biggest asset. He also believes that having control of your time is the epitome of freedom.

Terry’s new book, The Purpose and Supremacy of Passive Income: The Secrets to Becoming Financially Free Without Quitting Your Job, will be released in Winter 2018! In the book, Terry will discuss the truth about a job, share the secrets of those who are truly financially free, and give the five purposes of passive income.

Chevan Baker (CHEV-in BA-ker)

Chevan Baker (CHEV-in BA-ker)

Owner / CEO, 1Place4Tech

Chevan Baker is an entrepreneur that boasts a reputation as the passionate “go-to guy” who can get things done in a pinch. He is the founder and CEO of the tech startup 1Place4Tech. His entrepreneurial beginning dates back to his elementary school days when he came up with the idea of painting collected rocks and selling them door-to-door to neighbors who would be willing to purchase. Growing up, Chevan was heavily influenced by his father who left his job in Corporate America to open his own business. With the ideals instilled in him by his parents, Chevan began to embark on a journey toward entrepreneurship.

During his freshman year of college, Chevan and his childhood friend started and operated a tech blog startup for 3 years. During his senior year, Chevan helped guide a co-designed patent-pending device to a level of notoriety which ultimately helped him secure the first student partnership with the university and featured in multiple media outlets including Ebony Magazine. Post college, Chevan decided to continue to be a maverick and embark on a journey toward running and operating his own startup to be the example for others to look up to and emulate.

Thierry Augustin (tee-AIR-ee AU-gust-in)

Thierry Augustin (tee-AIR-ee AU-gust-in)

Chief Strategist, Stellar Emails

Too many business struggle and eventually fail because they don’t have repeat customers. Stellar Emails was built with the purpose of helping businesses succeed for the long term and that means not only converting new prospects but also keeping customers in your pipeline for as long as possible. I want to share practical tips for Buy Black podcast listeners to apply to their current marketing strategies to keep their brands ‘sticky’ and top of mind.

Pam Sam

Pam Sam

myEcon Consultant
Stephanie R. Bridges

Stephanie R. Bridges

Spoken Word Artist, Author, Publisher & Entrepreneur
Josh Bunch

Josh Bunch

Co-founder, Outro Nightlife Review App
Joylynn M. Ross

Joylynn M. Ross

BLESSEDselling Author & Literary Consultant
Matthew Mendenhall

Matthew Mendenhall

Founder & CEO, The Community Connection
Dr. Gerald Higginbotham

Dr. Gerald Higginbotham

Motivational Speaker, Author & Trainer
Rohan Gilkes

Rohan Gilkes

Serial Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Innclusive.com
Latrice Coleman

Latrice Coleman

Group Economics & Debt Reduction Expert
JC Matthews

JC Matthews

Owner, Simply Insurance Agency
‘Champ’ Ron Brooks

‘Champ’ Ron Brooks

Owner / President, Brooks Brothers Consulting, Inc.
Eva Jane Bunkley

Eva Jane Bunkley

Creator & Owner, The Makeup Bullet
Lyman Montgomery

Lyman Montgomery

CEO, Focused Driven Lifestyle Coaching, LLC
Darrin Marion

Darrin Marion

Owner, Ratel SEO - The SEO for Small Business
Dr. Julian Thomas

Dr. Julian Thomas

CEO, Total LeaderShift Solutions
Oliver Fitzpatrick

Oliver Fitzpatrick

Owner, N-Deed Regime Custom Bowties & Accessories
Jarrod Woodley

Jarrod Woodley

Owner, The Land Banc - Raw Land Real Estate
John Thomas

John Thomas

Owner, Coldstone Creamery - Evanston, IL

John and his wife Crystal bought their Coldstone Creamery franchise in Evanston, IL and re-opened it early in 2018.  The prior owners and managers did not care for the place well…at all.  This is reflected in a long list of very bad Yelp reviews that John and Crystal have been working tirelessly to live down.  The store is in great condition in their hands as the new reviews show.  If you have the opportunity, leave them a 5-Star Yelp & Google Review, and Visit Them at Coldstone Creamery next time you find yourself in the suburbs of Chicago!

Jay Reace

Jay Reace

Mixed Format Mobile DJ, New York, NY
Rashida Hawthorne

Rashida Hawthorne

Owner, Glambulb - The Makeup Lightbulb
Curtis May

Curtis May

Owner, Practical Wealth Advisors
Jamel LeBranch

Jamel LeBranch

Owner, Faith Is Fuel Shades
Jamille Robinson

Jamille Robinson

Owner, Phoenix Deep Rooted Organics
Pastor Eugene Udell

Pastor Eugene Udell

Founder, Boss3 Basketball League
Mike De Los Santos

Mike De Los Santos

Owner, Mike D's BBQ
Brandon Campbell

Brandon Campbell

Owner, Baton Rouge Fashion Week
Nneka Brown-Massey

Nneka Brown-Massey

Owner, Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc.
Stefan Grant

Stefan Grant

Co-founder, Noirbnb
Daniel Abaraoha

Daniel Abaraoha

Owner, Vita Shoes Company

My name is Daniel Abaraoha and I’m a recent graduate from Cornell University. I created a shoe brand called Vita Shoes back in 2016. The brand’s inception was inspired from my humble upbringing – I grew up in a fairly modest household and my family couldn’t afford much, one of those things were sneakers. With that, I began designing at an early age until I decided I wanted to create my own shoe brand. Though instead of becoming the next great brand by style alone, I figured the brand I created should stand for more. My background and experience with community service led me to incorporate philanthropic principles as part of brand, as well as a mission to get any and all people the ability to have quality and eco-friendly products – starting with sneakers. Since 2016, we’ve made over $15,000 in revenue and raised nearly $3000 for service projects with homeless shelters in Texas. And we’re only getting started!