Today we’d like to introduce you to The While Black Podcast.
Please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m outspoken about issues that are important to me and I’m a huge believer in the combination of being informed and loving to learn. I was paying attention to so many of the things going on in our country daily and how often I felt offended, forgotten, misunderstood, and untrusted and I decided to create a platform that spoke to people just like me who were seeing and feeling the same things I was. I wanted to create a platform that said three things to those people:
1. I hear you.
2. You are not alone.
3. Let’s take control of those things that fall within our dominion and improve together; while we stay active and focused on improving the things around us.
The idea for While Black was born, so I began to research best podcast practices as well as understanding what resources I had at my disposal. Ultimately, my goal was to produce the highest quality most credible and reliable podcast that I could.
Has it been a smooth road?
It has been smooth primarily because I remain acutely focused on the end product. I care so much about delivering reliable and credible content to my audience that the bumps are worth it.
At the end of the day, I want to make the listening community better and if we run into a twist along the way the twist was supposed to be there… it was waiting on us and it taught me something that I needed to learn or it slowed me down to avoid a mistake I was about to make.
While Black has two missions:
1. Tell the stories of people of color that by choice or by force behave in a nuanced manner… this may be code-switching at work, being pulled over by the police or even being profiled as we enter a store.
2. Tells the stories from us for us or by us that inspire action or thought ultimately leading from somewhere negative to somewhere positive.
We do this by utilizing a guest based model… every episode of While Black features an industry educated professional or someone who has a level of expertise from real life experience.
For example, we brought on an ATL attorney to discuss our rights, we brought on a high-level diversity and inclusion specialist to discuss code-switching, a correctional officer to tell the real story of prison, a producer writer-actor to discuss the racism and obstacles he overcame to establish himself in Hollywood… plus a lot more. Go check out all the episodes on Apple platforms Google platforms, Spotify, iheart or just about any other podcast streaming service,
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
Haha, I’ve pretty much already told you what we do, so I’ll tell you what we are known for, what we are most proud of, and what sets us apart.
What are we known for:
Giving our opinion of the raw unfiltered truth and presenting a credible guest to provide you with actionable comprehensible success strategies that listeners can implement and create the change they want to see.
What are we most proud of:
The feedback we get from our listeners – it justifies our reason for being.
What sets us apart?
No one else (that we are aware of) is hyper-focused on creating the access and education that we are while keeping it fun and enjoyable. You will learn a lot while listening to While Black but you will also laugh, talk back to us, and feel at home… like the conversation is taking place in your car or on the couch with you.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
100% Atlanta has such an amazing base of dope educated influential black folks that the city actually makes While Black possible.
We facilitate the show as hosts but Atlanta provides the bang, the pop, and the sizzle.
- Email: whileblackpodcast@
- Instagram: While_black
- Facebook: @whileblackpodcast
- Twitter: @whileblackpc