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LIVE FRIDAYS 3 PM ET/2 CT/1 MT/12 PT Today we are facing some of the greatest challenges of our lives, from our health, to political unrest, the environment, financial uncertainty and the nation’s racial divide. Every Friday at 3pm EST, join teacher, minister and life coach Bill Myers as he and his guests take a deep dive into the issues that impact our world and with an eye to exploring solutions! Bill Myers Inspires encourages listeners to look within themselves and take decisive action to ...
 
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The Suga

Tika Sumpter, Thai Randolph

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Welcome to The Suga, a brown mama's guide to the sweet life with hosts Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph. Each week, listeners can laugh, learn, love AND (instead of spilling the tea) share THE SUGA by celebrating sisterhood and motherhood.
 
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Bill Myers Inspires This show explores racism which is enmeshed in the church, and how deep and instantiated the centering of "whiteness' is in the formation of and the evolution of the church. We will take a look at the ways racism manifests itself, how it alters our perceptions and what it means for those of us who are in the church, but also are…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Joyette Holmes, Esq, formerly appointed as the District Attorney and Prosecutor for the Ahmaud Arbery case in Cobb county, Georgia breaks her silence on the importance of transparency allowing the justice system to fully review all evidence and details surrounding the case without interference and emotion. Joyette Holmes, ESQ is…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Where were you on September 11th? As we approach the twenty-year anniversary of this tragic event in America, let us take a moment to explore its lessons and how September 11th has changed us. Art Shrian Tiwari is a director-writer-actor-filmmaker, who loves storytelling. Born and raised in India, now he calls NY/NJ is home. He …
 
Bill Myers Inspires This is Part II of Podcast Reflections as host Bill Myers recounts the amazing shows and guests in the latter part of his first year of Bill Myers Inspires. *Listen now on the Inspired Choices Network app! https://linktr.ee/inspiredchoicesnetwork ~ More About Bill Myers Inspires ~ Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomp…
 
Bill Myers Inspires The Bill Myers Inspires podcast has been an amazing journey of inquiry and discovery. Join host Bill Myers as he reflects upon his first year as a podcast host and the amazing conversations and guests who have joined him on the show. *Listen now on the Inspired Choices Network app! https://linktr.ee/inspiredchoicesnetwork ~ More…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Today's show entitled "Making HerStory" From Near Suicide to Success is the story of business powerhouse Ashley Ann! From the depths of despair and disappointment, Ashley Ann has rallied back from the edge triumphantly to become a highly sought after business powerhouse serving thousands of clients worldwide. Ashley Jones also k…
 
Bill Myers Inspires For a world desperately in need of shedding the isolation and darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, renowned singer/songwriter Krisanthi Pappas has composed an original song that seeks to bring to us the feeling and healing through her beautiful pandemic recovery anthem entitled "Hug A Million Times." Singer/Song…
 
Bill Myers Inspires How to achieve and maintain Spiritual Wellness in today's world of turbulence and change with Dr. Linda Salvin. Dr. Linda Salvin received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Education from San Francisco State University in 1975. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan in …
 
Bill Myers Inspires Over the past year, we all have experienced great change. Change has happened at every turn from our political leadership to our racial awareness, to life on lockdown in quarantine during a global pandemic, to loved ones and friends who are no longer with us today. While this all may seem unusual, it is actually normal that chan…
 
This week, Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph are joined by former USA track & field athlete, current NIKE athlete, motivational speaker, mother, & wife, Angela Manuel Davis. In this episode, the ladies talk about finding/living in your purpose through the fusion of spirituality & fitness. Angela reminds our listeners that we are all created IN purpose…
 
Bill Myers Inspires After last weeks show on "Blacks & the Military" - What Are We Defending with Clifford Ratliff, I received several impassioned responses and realized that there was much more to explore on this topic. I am honored to have retired career military veteran Mr. James Morris as my special guest. James Morris is a graduate from Nation…
 
This week we are joined by vegan chef and blogger, Jessica Hylton. In this episode, we talk about how to incorporate more vegetarian options without sacrificing an ounce of flavor. Jessica shares tips and tricks to get your little ones to eat healthier while making the cooking and cleaning process easy with her one-pot recipes. Join us to hear how …
 
Bill Myers Inspires America's continued obsession with suppressing the voting rights of blacks in America raises specific concerns for blacks who have served as well as those currently serving in the United States Military. Clifford Ratliff is part of Indianapolis’ jazz legacy, growing up with the likes of Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. John…
 
This week, we are joined by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford., a clinical psychologist best known as the founder of the mental health platform and community, Therapy for Black Girls. In this episode, we demystify the concept of therapy and share tools to help cope with the anxiety many may feel from playing multiple roles during the pandemic. Connect with u…
 
Bill Myers Inspires What is Critical Race Theory? What is the big deal surrounding critical race theory? What are people afraid of? Dixon D. White is an anti-racist video blogger, activist, actor, and essayist. Dixon was raised as a racist in the Deep South but learned to reject his white supremacist programming because of his personal life experie…
 
Generational curses cannot be broken overnight. In fact, most milestones, epiphanies, and accomplishments are not often achieved without a bit of strife/obstacle. This week, we are joined by activist, amazing mama, and the talented actress playing the character "Mazikeen" on Netlfix’s drama, ‘Lucifer’ Lesley-Ann Brant. Lesley-Ann shares what it was…
 
“The darkest part of ourselves have to also be made known to us” Lorraine Toussaint This week we are joined by the talented actress and writer Lorraine Toussaint to discuss the importance of being unafraid in EVERY aspect of our identity and the transformative healing that occurs once you forgive your inner child. Lorraine shares the pivotal intros…
 
Bill Myers Inspires The struggle for justice in Memphis against environmental racism and the Byhalia Pipeline continues. Much has developed since the first interview with MCAP Co-Founder Justin J. Pearson. We welcome Justin back to Bill Myers Inspires and his update on what has transpired in this march for justice in Memphis. Justin J. Pearson is t…
 
In honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to share some Suga with the men in our lives that contribute to the growth and safety of our next generation. This week, we are joined by former NFL player and comedic sensation Spice Adams. Spice shares the serendipitous scenarios that led him towards playing in the NFL, becoming a versatile and talented enterta…
 
Bill Myers Inspires What is Juneteenth? What is the history of Juneteenth and its significance? Why is "Juneteenth" becoming a national holiday in America? Fay Williams has been a driving force in creating forums and platforms where people of different views and perspectives can work together to achieve a common goal. An attorney by profession, Fay…
 
The pandemic has empowered many to intentionally pursue their dreams, and claim the lives they desire for themselves. This week, we are joined by writer, director, creator & EP of STARZ new dramedy Run The World, Leigh Davenport. Similar to the title of her new show, Leigh epitomizes what it means to run her own world. She walks us through her jour…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Lawyer and social justice advocate Jennifer Jones Austin has re-released her father's book entitled "God in the Ghetto," which spells out his calling as a minister requiring the Christian church to observe and follow the biblical example to liberate blacks from oppression in America through peaceful, nonviolent black protest. Or…
 
This week, we are joined by writer, podcast host, & educator Ashley C. Ford as we explore “who you are”vs. “what you were born into”. We take a closer look into Ford’s childhood through discussing her newly released memoir titled, Somebody’s daughter: a well-written feature examining poverty, race, body image, parental incarceration, and a beautifu…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Recently I was the guest on the podcast TonioTimeDaily hosted by Mr. Antonio Myers. He is a brilliant young black man with Autism and he wanted to be a guest on my show. I am happy to have Antonio as my guest and eager to explore the topic of autism and how it affects the black people in America. As a child, other kids tossed ep…
 
Today, we are joined by serial entrepreneur motivational speaker, TV personality, business coach, & two-time cancer survivor, Bershan Shaw. We talk about removing shame from our lives and nurturing the leader within to enhance the quality of our internal and external relationships. Bershan encourages us all to address the “cancers” within our own l…
 
Bill Myers Inspires I posted a simple meditation a couple days ago on Facebook "Pause. Reflect. RIP Mr. George Floyd," on the date of his killing one year later. The comments that came from my nearly 5000 Facebook friends regarding George Floyd began with "Career criminal, who committed suicide." from a white, retired Indianapolis Police Officer. T…
 
This week we are joined by iconic, Emmy-award-winning star of the stage and screen, Ms. Lynn Whitfield. In this episode, the legendary actress shares how she moved past her fears by relying on her unwavering passion. We dive deep into her acting roots to discover how exposure to ambitious and prestigious Black professionals as a child and during he…
 
Bill Myers Inspires "Black Men & Fitting In" seeks to explore the idea of what a black man is, who decides and by whose definition. This in-depth discussion, with Mr. Allen Jones and Mr. Phil Coleman, are two black men who have expressed their feelings as outsiders and culturally disconnected. This show seeks to examine the personal and professiona…
 
“I am not a single mother. I am a single woman, with a child.” ⁃ Shanicia Boswell In today’s episode, we’re talking about turning the page on negative chapters in life and writing new stories for ourselves and our families. Our guest, Shanicia Boswell will share how she went from being homeless and jobless – to becoming an accomplished author, entr…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Black Women & Self Care with Emmy award-winning journalist, historian and author Dr. Janus Adams is a powerful journey into healing through history. Janus, throughout her life as a black woman, has used the traumas and ills of her personal experience along with her investigations into history as a journalist to discover the patt…
 
“Kids listen to what you say but they pattern what you do. The best thing that we can do is model holistic care for ourselves." -Melanie Fiona Happy Mother’s Day and welcome to season 4 of The Suga Podcast!! In this episode, we are joined by singer, songwriter, wellness advocate, healer, and Mama, Melanie Fiona. Melanie candidly shares with us, the…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Justice, after a historic verdict in Minneapolis, is the subject today during this Jazz Appreciation Month. Join me and my special guest, six-time GRAMMY nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon as we explore the powerful human connection of justice and jazz and the significance in this moment. ABOUT NNENNA FREELON Six-time GRAMMY® …
 
Bill Myers Inspires Jazz is America's greatest cultural contribution to the world in the 20th century. What is about Jazz that makes it so unique, mysterious and powerful to inspire so many artists and activists alike? What is that the rest of the world found so infectious and attractive about America's jazz? Alex Bugnon - For the last three decade…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Is Georgia suppressing the voting rights of its citizens? Do the new Georgia voting laws racist in nature and do they unfairly target blacks and people of color? We will explore the truth on these issues in-depth with Georgia State Senator Sally Harrell who represents Georgia's District 40 and Dekalb County in the heart of this …
 
We're wrapping this season with a heart to heart with author and wellness consultant, Alex Elle. We’re talking all about healing, self-love, and self-care. While we take a brief break, write us with any questions, guests or topics you want us to cover next season: thesuga@sugaberry.com Also, sign up for our newsletter to stay connected: https://sug…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Anti-Asian hate crimes are continuing to grow in America. Are these "hate crimes" the same as racism when perpetrated against blacks in America? Is America in a battle with its own diversity and its citizens of color? When will America embrace humanity over hatred, division and oppression? Mia Korf’s escapades as a performer cro…
 
Talking about money can feel like a shameful or confusing topic, but not with this week’s guest. Today we’re talking with America’s favorite personal financial educator, Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche about financial wholeness and her new book, Get Good With Money. You can get your copy here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/663645/get-good…
 
Bill Myers Inspires If "a picture paints a thousand words", what does it mean when you are not in the picture? When we are children learning about history, life and the world, what are the developmental effects of rarely seeing images of people who look like you, or learning stories of people who look like you? Markette Sheppard is an Emmy Award–wi…
 
We're reflecting on what it means to respect the road that got us to where we are now with today's incredibly thoughtful guest, Cleo Wade! We're talking all about her new children's book, "What the Road Said" which is available for purchase now, check out Cleo's website for more information: https://www.cleowade.com/what-the-road-said See omnystudi…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Where is Optimism today in a world so in need of light? We live at a time of great suffering and despair; a global pandemic, political division, social distancing and the absence of human touch and interaction, job loss and economic hardships, climate and environmental crises, injustice and inequality, the ever-increasing wealth…
 
Bill Myers Inspires The aging process moves us from the infants and precocious juveniles through to the great responsibilities of adulthood, from establishing a career, building a home and a family. The kids grow up and leave the roost, and now retirement looms. Successful retirement, then what? The activities and interactions decrease, the pace sl…
 
Bill Myers Inspires March is Women's History Month and in celebration my guest is the Founder and Owner of the Inspired Choices Network, Christine McIver. We will discover the background and motivation behind the creation of this growing media company and what the vision of the future is for the Inspired Choices Network. Christine McIver, TV & Radi…
 
This week we're talking about the intersection of incarceration and motherhood with Author, Attorney and Entrepreneur, Brittany K. Barnett. We learn more about the life saving work she's doing to change the narrative around justice impacted people and how we can get involved in creating sustainable liberation for women and girls impacted by the jus…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Memphis has a long history in its struggle for justice. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed there standing up for the rights of the city’s impoverished black community in “The Poor Peoples Campaign” more than 50 years ago, Memphis once again finds itself in a fight to protect its poor black community against injustice…
 
Bill Myers Inspires Blacks in America have made many significant historic contributions, most of which were not included in the history books. Jerald Harkness produced a documentary TV show entitled "True Firsts" which focuses on these stories of Blacks who were trailblazers and history makers. Studio Auteur is a content creation company specializi…
 
This week we're celebrating Galentine's day with the one and only Garcelle Beauvais! We're talking all about sisterhood and how to find a squad that lifts you up, cheers you on and fixes your crown. Plus, Garcelle shares what it's like co-parenting her teen sons, finding love during Covid, and her big goal for 2021! Show us some love, don't forget …
 
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