Leslie Brown, who joined us for episodes 2 and 4, returns to the podcast. This time, our resident mental health professional takes on a topic about which she is very passionate--self-care. Leslie helps kick off the new sound of the Eddie Francis Podcast Show which now focuses more on the impact of identity and value. The counseling professional talks about what self-care is, what threatens self-care, a prominent figure's self-care victory, and the importance of balance in our lives.
Black Greek Success
Roland and Bethany Criswell share "Coleman Love." The bond between Omega Psi Phi fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta sorority is named for Prof. Frank Coleman, an Omega founder who married, Edna Brown Coleman, one of the founders of Delta. Not only are they life partners but the Criswells are founders of the Coston Criswell Group.
Because I celebrate the role that Black Greek life has played in my life, I invited the Criswells to join me to talk about how their organizations are part of their success journey.
There is no getting around the negative mood of America these days and I am really concerned about my folks--Black America. This edition of the podcast is an appeal to my fellow African Americans to think carefully about how we publicly engage one another in the age of Trump.
In 2011, I was fortunate enough to win an award from the Press Club of New Orleans because of an amazing woman. I had the privilege of interviewing Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza who talked about hiding for 91 days in a cramped bathroom with seven other women to avoid being murdered. It's an interview that I will treasure the rest of my days because of Immaculee's grace in describing what was easily the biggest nightmare of her life.
This powerful interview, which won Best Radio Entertainment Feature, was recorded when I was the co-producer of the award-winning "Sunday Journal" radio show on WYLD-FM in New Orleans. At the time, Immaculee was preparing to visit the city for a retreat to deliver her message about the power of forgiveness. Enjoy.
I was pleased to have author, speaker, life coach, and podcaster extraordinaire Joel Boggess on the Eddie Francis Podcast Show. The host of the "ReLaunch" podcast shared the remarkable story of his recovery after a 30-foot fall from a bridge at five-years-old to becoming a fitness instructor and martial artist. The man is a legit inspiration.
- The 2014 and 2015 Most Inspirational and Best Overall podcast by the Podcasters' Paradise awards,
- One of the top 20 business podcasts of 2015 by Inc, and
- One of the top five podcasts for inspiration by The Huffington Post.
WRITE TO BEAR ALMS
Two radio interviews from back in the day that I remember fondly are conversations I had with David West, then of the New Orleans Hornets, and Soledad O'Brien. Both are from my days as the co-producer and contributor to WYLD-FM's "Sunday Journal".
Mildred "The Money Doctor" Dillon, C.P.A. is a friend who I interviewed many times during my radio days so I figured I would invite her to join me on the podcast. Changing lives one money envelope at a time, Mildred talks about simple ways we can stretch our dollars and her book Take This Job and Love It! Start Living the Life of Your Dreams with Just a Paycheck!.
WRITE TO BEAR ALMS
- "More than a moral imperative: Giving to get power and influence a righteous act of self-help" The Huffington Post
- "Black Philanthropy: Causes That Matter for Black Lives" Black Enterprise
WRITE TO BEAR ALMS
- 001 | 'Write to Bear Alms' with Halima
- 004 | Mental Health Benefits of Giving
- 006 | Understanding Black Philanthropy
- 008 | Causes That Will Impact Society
- 010 | Giving Cancer a Workout
- 013 | Halima's Philanthropic Field Trip
- 015 | Why Halima Isn't a 'Make It Rain' Fundraiser
- 017 | Charitable Giving, the Career That Gives Back
- 019 | It's All Love for Binta Brown
- HL 028 | Fundraising Tips for (HBCU) Alumni Associations