Jewel Thais-Williams and C. Fitz Talk About Their New Doc | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Jewel Thais-Williams and C. Fitz to discuss the biggest business headlines of the week, give advice on how to save money and more on the April 30th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

JEWEL’S CATCH ONE celebrates the legacy of a legendary Los Angeles nightclub, Catch One, and the life-changing impact its owner, Jewel Thais-Williams, had on her community breaking down racial and cultural barriers and building the oldest black-owned disco in America. Jewel’s story celebrates music, fashion, celebrities and activism that helped changed the course of our country.

One of the original safe spaces for disenfranchised communities, The Catch also served as a refuge for many during the AIDS crisis. As her club grew to become known as the unofficial “Studio 54 of the West Coast,” Jewel became a national model for how to fight discrimination and serve the less fortunate as she fought tirelessly against racism, homophobia, and hate for over 4 decades.

Jewel built organizations such as The MINORITY AIDS PROJECT and RUE’s HOUSE (1st shelter for women with AIDS and their children) and later in life started her own non-profit health clinic next door to the club called, The Village Health Foundation, that she still works at today. #legacy

This documentary is packed with 40 years of music, untold history and exclusive interviews with celebrities, politicians, and people who were touched by Jewel’s community activism and vision to make Los Angeles and our world a better place foreveryone.

The film is a lush visual and musical journey highlighted by exclusive interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Bonnie Pointer. CCH Pounder narrates this historically important film rich with music from the last forty years.

George Brown, CEO of Alexis George Wines on the Wine Industry | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome George Brown to discuss the biggest business headlines of the week, give advice on how to save money and more on the April 23th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

George Brown is the Principal & Chief Executive Officer of Alexis George Wines, a premium brand wine company, based in Lodi, CA. George is responsible for the strategic planning, company culture and long-term vision of Alexis George Wines.

Before his foray into the wine business, George established a long and respected career in the food & beverage industry by starting his career as a pot washer at a hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Along the way he became a Sommelier, and has served as a Director of Food & Beverage for several major international hotel brands. His responsibilities have also included the concept, menu and wine program development of a multitude of restaurants and bars, as well as catering venues and concession concepts.

George is very active in the community having served on many boards including past board member posts for the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, and an advisory board member for The Atlanta Community Food Bank, to name a few. He has received numerous leadership and community service awards. He is a graduate of Howard University.

George believes that our greatest gift is the gift of giving. It is that core belief that drives Alexis George wines to donate back a portion of the proceeds from each bottle of wine sold for scholarships and grants for our youth.

How To Save Money and More Business Headlines | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson discuss the biggest business headlines of the week, give advice on how to save money and more on the April 9th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Cole Patterson discusses how she became the #1 Men’s Skin Care Expert | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host Ashida Onrae welcomes Cole Patterson to discuss how she became the #1 Men’s Skin Care Expert | BHL’s Success Is The New Black and more.

 

Usher Raymond, The Biggest Losers’ Dolvett Quince and NBA Superstar Jalen

Rose…what do these three megastars have in common? Professional skincare

consultant and creator of the Cole Skin Care for Men product line Cole

Patterson is the beauty and brains behind their ‘Oh So Impeccable’ images!

Cole, who has

been a licensed aesthetician for over twenty years, is Hollywood’s most sought

after men’s grooming expert when it comes to keeping the faces of its leading

men camera ready.

All of this and more on the March 26th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Co-Founders of Southern Girl Desserts | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Catarah Hampshire and Shoneji Robison to discuss their rise with Southern Girl Desserts and more.

In 2007 when the company was founded, there were no dessert companies dedicated to desserts made popular in the south and as a new comer to Los Angeles.

Co-owner Catarah Hampshire noticed the people she encountered didn’t have the traditional southern mannerisms she was used to. Those two things prompted her motivation to create a dessert company that reflected the hospitality she grew to know and love and desserts that could only be made by the hands of true southern girls.

In early 2008, just six months after Southern Girl was founded, co-owner Shoneji Robison joined the team instantly creating the duo, now known as the “Dessert Divas”.

You won’t find wild and crazy flavors here; yet you’ll discover that the made from scratch southern style of baking that Southern Girl Desserts has acquired is from the heart. As southern girls Catarah and Shoneji both grew up knowing that homemade desserts were the only way to go. They may not have culinary degrees, but were taught by the best and it’s reflected in every bite.

Now you can experience the southern desserts in Los Angeles. Southern Girl Desserts offers cupcakes, cakes, pies, sweet tea and more. Whether you just have a sweet tooth or are in need of a bridal cake, let Southern Girl Desserts give you a taste of the south.

 

All of this and more on the March 26th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Jason Warner Talks Own The Vision | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Jason Warner and more.

CEO, Author, Speaker and Change Agent; Jason Warner is the Chief Vision Owner and thought leader behind the Own The Vision Foundation. Additionally, Jason just recently led strategic Marketing and Communications for Johnson C. Smith University’s Metropolitan College. A public relations and marketing practitioner by trade, Jason began his career in local government.

By age 24, he was the one of the youngest department heads of a large municipality. As Community Relations Director, Jason served as the change agent helping to bridge the gap between the government and local community. During this period, he had the privilege of coordinating the external logistics for the homegoing service of the First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement, Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

After his government tenure, Jason worked with top communications agencies in consulting and developing essential marketing/branding strategies for some of the world’s most prominent corporations, universities, professional athletes and nonprofit organizations. An advocate and purveyor of life learning, Jason has made a mark as guest lecturer at marquee universities on marketing, public relations, crisis communications, brand management, entrepreneurship and leadership.

He has also been called upon to lead conversations on municipal government relations, non-profit management and community empowerment. Jason is the author of the forthcoming books, Where the Rubber Meets the Road – It all starts on the local level, a breakdown of the people, responsibilities and department in local/municipal governments across the country; The Success Equation, the missing ingredient to success in business, community, life and relationships; and The Rules of Engagement – Lessons learned from a failed marriage: The Male Perspective. Jason holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations from Florida A&M University.

All of this and more on the March 5th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Desiree Doubrox | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Desiree Doubrox and more.

As an entrepreneur since the age of 12, Desiree has owned businesses such as Marina Mermaid, A Models Media, Lookin’ Good Productions and Celebrity Auctions to only name a few. After leading a successful career in real estate since 1989 as a broker, investor and seminar series speaker entitled “From Babies & Bills to Riches in RealEstate”, Desiree a divorced mom saw that many capable, intelligent women were letting outside forces stand in their way of perusing their investment choices and financial dreams. She started inviting women into her home for champagne brunches and had notable speakers speak on topics that would empower women.

To take the message even further she launched “Us Girls Productions” and hosts a web radio and TV shows. She is the author of “Thoughts of An Empowered Woman”, and is in the process of writing “Lead Like a Lady.”

An Empowered Women Inc. offers coaching, mastermind groups, tele-classes and awesome live events for women professionals worldwide. It’s amazing what she has accomplished and if you ask her this is only the beginning. A self-declared knowledge seeker, Desiree believes every woman is empowered and just wants to create the platform for them to shine.

All of this and more on the February 19th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Timothy “Teach” Jones | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Timothy “Teach” Jones and more.

Timothy “TEACH” Jones is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, Steller Award-winning Hip-Hop artist, and a theatrically trained actor. He is a husband and father, and he is also an ordained minister. Timothy is a man of many talents and a singular purpose: INSPIRE.

Timothy insists that any talent that he possesses is a ‘gift’, and that it should be used to honor the One who gave it to him. Timothy is determined to help many others to fulfil their potential, and he is committed to maximizing media to magnify a message of victory to the world!

All of this and more on the February 12th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Tips For A Successful 2017 | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson discuss Tips For A Successful 2017 and more.

All of this and more on the January 29th, 2017 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Danielle Metcalf talks “Why Married Men Cheat” | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Ms. Hitch to discuss “Why Married Men Cheat” and more.

All of this and more on the December 11th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

Danielle Metcalf, also known as “Ms. Hitch” the Mental, Toughness Love Coach is the rising new author that just does not talk off the cuff. Danielle holds a master’s degree in psychology and is known to many as the “Relationship Game Changer”! She is regarded as the top expert in changing relationships in the lives of married couples, as well as singles. And it is her personal experiences that led her to write an inspiring book that has raised eyebrows of men and women all around the world.

“Why Married Men Cheat” revealed real life stories and therapeutic testimony from actual men who are married or have been married and have cheated on their wives has become Amazon’s Best Seller. It is no surprise! This riveting book offers the million dollar answers to the questions women have asked for years. Prior to studying psychology, Ms. Hitch obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is a certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) practitioner. She is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Her diverse professional background lends itself to having encountered many experiences and has dedicated her life to her purpose and passion through writings, discussions and one on one consulting.

Pastor Wayne Chaney talks “Your Miraculous Potential” | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Pastor Wayne Chaney to discuss his book “Your Miraculous Potential” and more.

All of this and more on the December 4th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

Wayne Chaney personifies the contemporary spiritual leader. He uniquely bridges people from different generations, cultures, and demographics through his relevant teaching and architecture of spirited worship atmospheres. His rich family heritage of clergyman fuels his genuine love for people. He stewards a five-decade legacy left by his grandfather, Joe Chaney, Jr. as he pastors Antioch Church of Long Beach. Wayne’s determination to shift culture is permeated throughout his ministry expression, oratory and brand tentacles.

Wayne has never been satisfied with status quo so whether it is a national television show, radio show, church congregation, regional festival, or by feeding thousands of people every month, he is destined to make a difference. Chaney is the visionary of the Long Beach Gospel Fest, the city’s premier gospel event held on the beautiful shores of downtown Long Beach. This yearly gathering brings politicians, business owners, gospel singers, and over 25,000 people together for inspiration, worship and music. “Beyond the gospel music, we are witnessing the addition of something new and wonderful to Long Beach,” he said to the Los Angeles Times.

Kidpreneurs Land A Deal on ABC’s Shark Tank | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Madison Star and Mallory Iyana to discuss their time on ABC’s Shark Tank, their company Angels and Tomboys and more.

All of this and more on the November 20th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Small Businesses and the 2016 Election | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson discuss what the 2016 United States Presidential Election could mean for small businesses, Facebook’s plan to crack down on some race-based promotion techniques and more.

All of this and more on the November 13th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Lyft and Uber drivers and the best time to Publish Youtube Videos | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson discuss Lyft and Uber drivers and the best time to Publish Youtube Videos.

All of this and more on the November 6th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Bonita “Bo” Money On The Billion Dollar Cannabis Business | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Bonita “Bo” Money to discuss women entrepreneurs, business ownership, community leadership and more.

All of this and more on the October 30th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Maci Peterson talks “On Second Thought” | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Maci Peterson to discuss entrepreneurship, building a millennial success, innovation and more.

All of this and more on the October 23rd, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Internet Trolls and the Importance of Failure | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson discuss Internet Trolls, The Importance of Failure and how YouTube is making it easier for you to connect with marketers.

All of this and more on the October 16th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Ro Brooks Shares How to go from Extra to Actor | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Ro Brook to talk about what it takes to be successful in today’s world.

American Actor Ro Brooks, born Jerome Curtis Brooks Jr. Currently, his role on Tyler Perry’s hit show on OWN, “The Haves and the Have Nots” has created a big buzz!

Ro has worked on numerous films, commercials and television shows including: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, ABeautifulSoul and Squatters starring with Richard Dreyfuss; television shows HBO’s critically acclaimed The Wire , FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Showtime’s Shameless, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine Nine and 24, CBS’s CSI New York, ElRey’s Matador and many more; Toyota Avalon Commercial Campaign starring opposite International Actor Idris Elba.

With a background in music, Ro welcomed the opportunity to return to his musical roots while integrating and expanding on his acting talents to include music videos, working with such artist as: P. Diddy, 50Cent, Justin Timberlake, Lil’ Wayne, TI, Jill Scott, Syleena Johnson, Young Jeezy,Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Lil’ Mo and Master P. to name a few.

Ro grew up in West Baltimore. His Grandmother and Great Aunt, who would encourage Ro and his three sisters to perform dance and musical routines by throwing change at their feet, cultivated Ro’s natural acting ability. During his younger years, Ro began developing his musical prowess by rapping and dancing at talent shows and local events. While attending Walbrook High School, Ro’s early success started when he got together with a group of friends and formed the rap and dance group Twice As Nice.

The group performed at local venues and later won a talent show that earned them a spot on the bill at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater for a taping of Showtime at the Apollo. A few years later, Ro landed his first role in a feature film, directed by Robert Townsend.

All of this and more on the October 6th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Nellie Akalp Shares Her Experience With CorpNet.com | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Nellie Akalp to talk about what it takes to be successful in today’s world.

Nellie Akalp is a serial entrepreneur, small business advocate, speaker and author.  Her first business was started with $100 and sold eight years later for $20 million. Today she is the founder & CEO of CorpNet.com, an online legal document filing service, where she helps entrepreneurs incorporate, form LLCs, file DBAs and more for their businesses. Nellie has been named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends the last five years and CorpNet.com has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately-held companies in America in 2015 and 2016.

All of this and more on the September 25th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Lori Battle Shares Her Motivational Experience | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson welcome Lori Battle to talk about what it takes to be successful in today’s world.

CEO/Founder of Lori Battle Enterprises, including the following entities: Coaching Designed by Lori-Coaching firm, The Dream Girl Luncheon, The Dream Girl Network and Lunch with Lori & friends. Lori is a Professional Success Coach-Motivational Speaker-Master Networker and Dreampreneur! Her passion in life is to Inspire, Celebrate and Empower women who dare to Dream Big Dreams!

All of this and more on the September 18th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Adult Camping for Entrepreneurs, Business News Rundown | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson talk about what it takes to be successful in today’s world. Today’s topics include Wells Fargo Paying $190 Million to settle a customer fraud case, Apple’s iPhone 7 ditchig the Headphone Jack, Ford taking on Uber and Lyft and More!

All of this and more on the August 28th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Starbucks Making Moves & Paisley Park Tours | BHL’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Ashida Onrae and Tara Johnson talk about what it takes to be successful in today’s world. Today’s topics include Starbucks, Paisley Park doing tours, Cyber Attacks against Leslie Jones and Young Joc and More!

All of this and more on the August 28th, 2016 edition of Success Is The New Black!

 

Petri Hawkins Byrd Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Petri Hawkins Byrd.

Petri Hawkins Byrd is the Bailiff on JUDGE JUDY, which has been the #1 show in daytime for the last four seasons. The Emmy Award-winning program, returned for its 18th season on Monday, September 9, 2013.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Hawkins Byrd (“Byrd”) received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1989. During this time, Byrd worked as a court officer in the Brooklyn Family Court system. In 1986, he was transferred to the Manhattan Family Court system, where he worked on a rotating basis with all the judges, including Judge Judith Sheindlin. “I was never bored in her courtroom,” he said. “Her get-to-the-point style didn’t always sit well with the litigants, and there were times she was definitely glad to have me around.”

In 1990, Byrd relocated to San Mateo, Calif., to serve as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshall. Three years later, he accepted an offer to work as a student counselor at Monta Vista High School in Santa Clara, Calif. After reading a story about Judy’s new book and upcoming television show in a 1996 Liz Smith column, Byrd decided to send a letter congratulating the judge, and jokingly asked if she would be interested in having him serve at her side again. To his surprise, Judge Sheindlin returned Byrd’s letter with a phone call and offered him the job.

In addition to his work on JUDGE JUDY, Byrd has appeared numerous times on stage as a stand-up comedian and actor. He has also acted in films, television and commercials, as well as provided voiceover work for radio, television and video games. Byrd’s success has also made him a sought-after motivational speaker. In his spare time, he sings and writes music and poetry.

Byrd resides in Sacramento, Calif., with his wife and four children.

This interview was recorded July 11th, 2014.

Greg King Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Greg King.

GREG KING is the Owner and Chef of Postcards Central American Soul Food, a Southern California Gourmet Food Truck specializing in fusion Soul Food and Central American cuisine served in a wrap or a bowl. Postcards food is healthy; all meats are baked and side items cooked with NO animal products.

A foodie from childhood, King began his career in the food industry working alongside his dad in the family soul food business at the young age of 12. King’s dad, a classically trained chef, taught his four sons the artistry of cooking culinary dishes with a soulful twist. King easily picked up techniques for creating great soul food; however, in establishing his business he wanted to present it as healthier alter native to the decadent soul food created by his parents.

King launched PostcardsCAS in 2013 after leaving a successful career as a marketer for some of the biggest brands in the world, including NBC, Warner Bros., Fox Entertainment Group, L’Oreal, and Mattel.

King has utilized his professional experience as the sounding board to building a successful restaurant business. PostcardsCAS delivers tasty and healthy soul food options easily eaten on the go, because they are served in a wrap or bowl. Similar to Chipotle where Mexican cuisine is served in a wrap or bowl; King his customized a tantalizing menu offering notable soul food staples available for consumers
who love southern soul food cuisine; yet, he’s added some Belizean staples (such as Rice and Peas, and Plantain) to compliment his offerings.

This interview was recorded May 9th, 2014.

 

Roy Wood Jr Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Roy Wood Jr.

The Hollywood Reporter called him “A Standout”, and Entertainment Weekly described it as “charismatic crankiness”. The thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television. Wood currently appears in the TBS’ hit comedy, Sullivan and Son, guest-starring as the likable sidekick and best friend of bar owner Steve Byrne, who returns to Pittsburgh to run his parent’s local pub.

Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In 2002, Wood earned a slot as one of 10 national finalists in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots competition in Los Angeles. In March 2003, Roy was selected for Star Search on CBS where he advanced to the semi-finals. He also appeared on It’s Showtime at the Apollo, Live in Hollywood and the 2005 season of Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and BET’sComic View.

In October 2006 Wood made his network television debut on Late Night with David Letterman. In 2008, Wood appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam. In 2010, he was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing and followed that up with the first of numerous appearances on CONAN.

Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma Made Me Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I’ll Slap You to Sleep! (2009). And has recently released his first comedy CD Things I think, I think (2013).

 

Nate Jackson Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Nate Jackson.

In the not so distant future, when the first urban comedy dictionary is finally published, there will be a short list of definitions and references under the word “electrifying.” At the top of that list, taking up the majority of the page will be a smiling, action photo of a young stand-up comedian and future comedy Hall of Famer, 2010 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition winner “Funny Boy” Nate Jackson.

This interview was recorded April 18th, 2014.

 

Lawrence Charles Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Lawrence Charles.

Lawrence Charles is the Founder and CEO of Charles & Company, a luxury, organic and kosher tea brand. Charles & Company Tea enriches health and evokes “lifestyle”. Lawrence has dedicated himself to letting others know about the health and social benefits of tea, including its unique capabilities for supporting women’s health. As a congressionally recognized speaker, Lawrence Charles brings a unique voice, his own life experience, and what he has learned from listening closely to his customers. Find out more at http://cnctea.com/shop/index.php/aboutus.html

This interview was recorded April 11th, 2014.

 

Robert Terell Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Robert Terell.

Born and raised in the streets of New York City by a single parent mother, Robert began his career in the music business as an intern at Calliope studios in New York, NY. As the visionary leader of Wealth Nation Entertainment, he recently orchestrated a major label distribution deal with Universal Music Group/INgrooves Fontana, and presently holds the position of V.P. of A&R with IMG recordings, which is distributed via Warner Bros., Sony, EMI, and Universal.

“I was/am Gunplay’s (MMG/DEF JAM) Business Manager at the time he got his solo deal with Def Jam. I negotiated and secured the deal for New York rapper “COMPUTA” with eOne (formerly Koch) and partnered with Def Jef to get his record placement with BET on the new Wayans Bros. Show “Next Generation Wayans,” which aired in 2013.

I’m also Nancy Denise (Bad Girls Club/ATL) business manager and we’re currently working with her on her new deal with Oxygen network for her own show. We orchestrated a multi-album deal for multi-platinum selling recording artist’s SOUL FOR REAL with IMG/WARNER and just recently secured a deal for Gold selling recording artist’s “HARLEM WORLD” Mase’s group with IMG/UNIVERSAL.

Separate and aside from that, I have personally secured 18 distribution deals for independent artists so far in 2013 with Universal/Fontana INgrooves via our sub-label deal with 5150 Media-John Ferguson former V.P. of Bungalo/Universal.”

Robert’s areas of expertise include brand development, personal finance and business management. He has more than 16 plus years experience in the entertainment industry including; business and personal management, A&R, international marketing, and negotiating major business deals. He is affectionately known by many of his close friends and colleagues as “THE DEALMAKER”.

Robert and his highly qualified team of music business experts have created multiple platforms for many under banked and independent talents to have the opportunity to achieve unprecedented levels of success with his guidance, platforms, and leadership. He is a thought leader and social activist for global change in the financial sectors for Celebrity Brands. Robert is passionate and focused on empowering the lives of talent’s through information, application, and personal transformation.

A big picture thinker and macro-strategist; Robert leverages his knowledge, experience, and business acumen to specialize in the areas of deal structuring, publishing, licensing, merchandising, major label distribution, and international marketing to skillfully represent the needs of his diverse clientele and their best interest.

Find out more about Robert Terell, Wealth Nation and their clients at www.officialdealmaker.com www.wealthnationent.com

This interview was recorded April 4th, 2014.

Robert Terell Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Robert Terell.

Born and raised in the streets of New York City by a single parent mother, Robert began his career in the music business as an intern at Calliope studios in New York, NY. As the visionary leader of Wealth Nation Entertainment, he recently orchestrated a major label distribution deal with Universal Music Group/INgrooves Fontana, and presently holds the position of V.P. of A&R with IMG recordings, which is distributed via Warner Bros., Sony, EMI, and Universal.

I was/am Gunplay’s (MMG/DEF JAM) Business Manager at the time he got his solo deal with Def Jam. I negotiated and secured the deal for New York rapper “COMPUTA” with eOne (formerly Koch) and partnered with Def Jef to get his record placement with BET on the new Wayans Bros. Show “Next Generation Wayans,” which aired in 2013.

I’m also Nancy Denise (Bad Girls Club/ATL) business manager and we’re currently working with her on her new deal with Oxygen network for her own show. We orchestrated a multi-album deal for multi-platinum selling recording artist’s SOUL FOR REAL with IMG/WARNER and just recently secured a deal for Gold selling recording artist’s “HARLEM WORLD” Mase’s group with IMG/UNIVERSAL.

Separate and aside from that, I have personally secured 18 distribution deals for independent artists so far in 2013 with Universal/Fontana INgrooves via our sub-label deal with 5150 Media-John Ferguson former V.P. of Bungalo/Universal.”

Robert’s areas of expertise include brand development, personal finance and business management. He has more than 16 plus years experience in the entertainment industry including; business and personal management, A&R, international marketing, and negotiating major business deals. He is affectionately known by many of his close friends and colleagues as “THE DEALMAKER”.

Robert and his highly qualified team of music business experts have created multiple platforms for many under banked and independent talents to have the opportunity to achieve unprecedented levels of success with his guidance, platforms, and leadership. He is a thought leader and social activist for global change in the financial sectors for Celebrity Brands. Robert is passionate and focused on empowering the lives of talent’s through information, application, and personal transformation.

A big picture thinker and macro-strategist; Robert leverages his knowledge, experience, and business acumen to specialize in the areas of deal structuring, publishing, licensing, merchandising, major label distribution, and international marketing to skillfully represent the needs of his diverse clientele and their best interest.

Find out more about Robert Terell, Wealth Nation and their clients at www.officialdealmaker.com www.wealthnationent.com

This interview was recorded April 4th, 2014.

Justice Michael Douglas Interview – Black Hollywood Live’s Success Is The New Black

BHL: Success Is The New Black — In this episode, Black Hollywood Live hosts Rome Moore and English Cleveland interview Justice Michael Douglas.

Justice Michael L. Douglas was appointed to the Court in March 2004, and thereafter elected three times.

Justice Douglas, a native of Los Angeles, came to Las Vegas in 1982 from Philadelphia, PA., where he had been working as a private attorney. His Nevada career began as an attorney with Nevada Legal Services in 1982. Two years later he was hired by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and served in the Civil Division until 1996. In November 1995, he was appointed to the Eighth Judicial District Court bench and in January 1996, assumed that position and was retained in an election later that year, serving until his appointment to the Supreme Court. Justice Douglas served in that position until his appointment to the Supreme Court. On the District Court, he served as Chief Judge and Business Court Judge, and also served on District Court committees and Supreme Court Commissions. Justice Douglas currently co-chairs the Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, and the Nevada Supreme Court Specialty Court Funding Committee. Justice Douglas, the first African American justice in Nevada’s history, served as Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court in 2011.

A graduate of California State College, Long Beach, in 1971 and the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1974, Justice Douglas has been a member of the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada and Vice President of the Nevada District Judges Association. He is a past president of the Nevada American Inns of Court. He has also been active with the State Bar of Nevada, Nevada Law Foundation, National Bar Association, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, and groups fighting domestic violence.

Justice Douglas, who is married and has a daughter and three grandchildren, has been a longtime supporter of youth in both California and Nevada. He was a volunteer youth coach and frequent speaker at local area schools. His term ends in 2019.

This interview was recorded March 28th, 2014.