The Building Black Podcast

The Building Black Podcast

The mission of The Building Black Podcast is to empower the Black community with tools and information that will enable us to elevate as a community. Join hosts, Kaity Rodriguez and Marvelyn Brentum-Shivers, as they sit with experts and engage in conversations that will build Black health, Black Wealth, and Black Love.

Career level ups and microaggressions 2020/11/14, 08:40
Career level ups and microaggressions

Today we chat with Rachel Ramsey, HR consultant and founder of Measured HR. Whether you’re currently in the job market and can’t land an interview or you’re a veteran, wanting to move up the ladder, Rachel shares tips on how to navigate leveling up, as well as some of the common pitfalls black people run into. She also shares insight on how deal with microaggressions in the workplace.<br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Building Black Wealth with real estate 2020/11/03, 00:49
Building Black Wealth with real estate

Speak with any serious investor and they will tell you they have real estate in their portfolio. Today, we sit with realtor and investor, Irving Cham and discuss how to purchase your first home, investment ideas, and how to navigate discriminations in the housing industry.<br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Getting the Love (and Life) You "Deserve" 2020/10/24, 20:42
Getting the Love (and Life) You "Deserve"

<p>Do you believe you're getting what you deserve out of life? Whether it be love, friendships, or career, we've found that you never quite get what you think you "deserve". &#160;In this episode, Marve and Kaity go back to chat with the <a rel="nofollow" href="">Building Black Facebook Community</a> and share tips on how to truly get what you want in life.</p><br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Let’s Talk About Sex! 2020/10/15, 18:25
Let’s Talk About Sex!

Mamie, Jezebel, and the Great Mandingo — all sexual stereotypes imposed upon black people due to oppression. In this episode, we sit with Certified Sex Therapist, Chanta Blue to explore how oppression, religion and stress impact our sex lives and relationships.<br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Government, Politics, and Black Folk: what really matters? 2020/10/10, 10:39
Government, Politics, and Black Folk: what really matters?

<p>Were you enraged by the outcome of the Breonna Taylor case? Perhaps you’re not sure what to say to a relative who plans not to vote, or maybe if YOU should even vote? If so, then today’s episode is for you. Our guest and host of the James Carrington Podcast, Kofi, &#160;teaches us about how the democratic process impacts our community and why we can't afford to sit this one out.</p><br><p>Resources:</p><br><p><a rel="nofollow" href="">The James Carrington Podcast</a></p><br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Building Black Health 2020/10/01, 05:37
Building Black Health

<p>Diabetes. High blood pressure. Cancer. Heart disease. &#160;You name the illness, we tend to have the highest rates of mortality. Why is that and more importantly, what can we do about it?</p><br><p>Today, we speak with fitness expert and gym owner, Derron Flood, of <a rel="nofollow" href="">Fitness First training Services</a> in Norfolk, Virginia about our health as a community. From veganism and intermittent fasting, to Keto diet and conditioning your body for change, we explore how to build black health.</p><br><p>Find Flood on IG @Flooddr</p><br><p><br></p><br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Tackling Our Debt 2020/09/20, 22:10
Tackling Our Debt

<p>In this episode, we discuss debt in the Black community. &#160;From the mindset, to the mantra and some methods, we challenge our listeners to explore how they can tackle their debt and move towards generational wealth. &#160;&#160;</p><br><p>Resources:&#160;</p><br><p><a rel="nofollow" href=" ">Black Married and Debt Free</a></p><br><p><a rel="nofollow" href=" ">Tiffany The Budgetnista</a></p><br><p><a rel="nofollow" href="//">Leo The Money Coach</a></p><br><p><a rel="nofollow" href="">Dave Ramsey Budget Forms</a></p><br><p><br></p><br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Building Black Mental Health 2020/09/12, 06:57
Building Black Mental Health

<p>For many of us, 2020 was a major mental health trigger. From COVID fears, to racial trauma, to grief, we've seen it all. &#160;In this episode, we jump into practical tips to manage your mental health, as well as how mental health issues &#160;like PTSD impact us differently. &#160;</p><br><p>Resources:&#160;</p><br><p></p><br><p></p><br><p></p><br><p><br></p><br><p>To catch our recording live and participate in the conversation, join <a rel="nofollow" href="">The Building Black Community</a> on Facebook!</p><br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Protecting Black Women 2020/09/04, 06:27
Protecting Black Women

<p>Are black women unprotected? This episode dives into the history of how black women became the most unprotected of people, statistics that back up this claim, and most importantly HOW the Black community can do a better job of protecting black women.&#160;</p><br><p>We want to hear from you! You can become a part of our podcast next week by joining The Building Black Facebook Community <a rel="nofollow" href=""></a> where you can listen live Wednesdays at 8pm and participate in the discussion!&#160;</p><br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message:

Welcome to Building Black! 2020/09/01, 05:24
Welcome to Building Black!

<p>Welcome to the Building Black live-stream and podcast! &#160;In this first episode, we share with our audience exactly what to expect in the Building Black community. If you're looking for a podcast and community that will focus on Black people, Black issues, and most importantly Black SOLUTIONS, you've come to the right place! We also review 2020 thus far from the black perspective. Covid, protecting black women, losing black leaders- we discuss it all!</p><br><br>--- <br><br>Send in a voice message: