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The Victor Brooks Show Episode 48 (Quarantine Series) Dr. Milton Brown
Brown currently serves as Professor of Practice and Director for the Center for Drug Discovery for Rare and Underserved Diseases at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and Fellow at the National Academy of Inventors (FNAI). His distinguished career has led to his international recognition as a leader in drug discovery and development research.
“We are excited to have Dr. Brown join our Board, bringing his unique talents, expertise and perspectives to FARE and the 32 million Americans living with potentially life-threatening food allergies,” said David G. Bunning, chairman of the Board of Directors for FARE. “Dr. Brown’s passion for medicine is clear, and we know this passion will aid us in our mission to find a cure for food allergies and improve the lives of all those affected.”
Dr. Brown is a recipient of the 2015 Percy Julian Award by the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers for significant contributions in pure and/or applied research in science and has served as a scientific reviewer of grants and programs for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grants, Department of Defense (DOD) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Brown previously served as Deputy Director for Drug Discovery & Development at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Director of the Inova Schar Cancer Center for Drug Discovery at Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax, Virginia.
In addition to his role on FARE’s Board of Directors, Brown will also serve as a co-chair of FARE’s Voice of the Patient Roundtable: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The Roundtable, which is set to be scheduled this fall, is co-chaired by Michael Frazier, FARE Board of National Ambassadors and Advocacy Advisory Committee member, and seeks to bring thought leaders together to find consensus on how patient advocacy organizations can advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the work that they do. Following the event, FARE will publish a blueprint outlining actionable steps to address DEI in food allergy education and research.
“In identifying leaders who can play a key role in moving food allergy science and advocacy forward, Dr. Brown stood out as a seasoned professional who has a track record for developing trust in the community and with grateful patients and in maintaining multi-investigator collaborations in academia and industry, locally, nationally and internationally,” said Lisa Gable, chief executive officer for FARE. “We are thrilled to have him join our board and look forward to all we will be able to do together.”
The Victor Brooks Show Episode 47 (Quarantine Series) Junior Giscombe
Junior Giscombe cut his teeth as a backing vocalist with Linx before enjoying success as a solo artist with Mama Used To Say, a 1982 hit on both sides of the Atlantic. His third album, Acquired Taste, was helmed by top producer Arif Mardin. He made the British Top 10 again in 1987, this time alongside Kim Wilde on Another Step (Closer To You). A proliﬁc writer, Junior has penned songs for Maxi Priest, Amy Stewart and Ruby Turner, and collaborated with Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott. A reggae reboot of his best known material, featuring duets with the likes of Luciano and Stephen Marley, is released later this year.
The Victor Brooks Show Episode 46 (Quarantine Series) Judge Patricia Titus
Twenty years ago, the People confirmed that Patricia J. Titus was the "Right Choice for Justice," and elected her as Judge of the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles. With Exodus 18:21 as her foundation, Judge Titus' campaign was set apart from its inception. Because of her character, integrity, professional ability and legacy of community involvement, her candidacy garnered endorsements from a broad cross section of national, state, and local elected officials, pastors, community leaders, judges and attorneys.
Since February, 2009, Judge Titus has been assigned to the Inglewood Superior Court where she hears requests for domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders and presides over the Drug Court. In honor of her 20th year as a judge and as a community service, she has published the book, “F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for LIFE: 7 Keys to Supporting Loved Ones Experiencing Domestic Violence.” Using the word “friends” as an acronym, Judge Titus educates, enlightens and empowers the reader by providing an easy-to-follow guide on how to support the people experiencing domestic abuse in their lives.
Judge Titus served as the Judicial Advisor for the California Legislative Black Caucus’ Black History exhibit which was on display in the Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento, in San Francisco in the Great Hall of the California Judicial Council and here, in Los Angeles, at the California African American Museum. The exhibit, entitled “And Justice for All,” acknowledged and celebrated the 70th anniversary of the appointment of the first African American Superior Court judge to preside over a California courtroom as well as commemorated the 50th anniversary of the appointment of the first African American Appellate Court justice.
Judge Titus has also participated in the Superior Court’s “Adoption Day” where she finalized the adoption of over 40 children into loving homes and she has administered the oath of office to numerous public officials and civic leaders.
Prior to her election, she enjoyed a 15-year career as a criminal prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. A top-level felony trial attorney, she established a reputation for excellence in trial and received national media acclaim when she convicted a prominent Ladera Heights businessman of the domestic violence drowning murder of Michael Jackson’s former sister-in-law, Delores “Dee Dee” Jackson, who was the former wife of Tito Jackson of the Jackson 5. In the trial of this case, she worked with the Trial Support Department of the DA’s Office to draw a female autopsy figure so that the victim’s 58 blunt force traumatic injuries could be accurately detailed. The female autopsy form remains in use to date. Prior to her trial, all victims had been depicted using a male autopsy figure. Her successful prosecution of this case was profiled on Court TV and is highlighted in the book, “For the People,” which chronicles the history of high-profile prosecutions in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office from 1850-2000. While in the DA’s office, Judge Titus wrote the first draft of legislation now known as “The Safely Surrendered Baby Law (S.B. 1368).” Under this legislation, within 72-hours of birth, a mother may surrender her newborn child confidentially at an emergency room or fire station without fear of prosecution for child endangerment or abandonment.
Judge Titus is a charter and life member of the Association of African American California Judicial Officers, the California Association of Black Lawyers, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc., and the John M. Langston Bar Association. She is a member of the American Bar Association Judicial Council, California Judges Association, National Bar Association Judicial Council and the Nati
The Victor Brooks Show Episode 45 (Quarantine Series) Jeremy Winston
Jeremy Winston is an innovative leader that helps individuals share their passions
and talents with the global community. He is the founder of The Jeremy Winston
Chorale, LLC and Assistant Professor of Music and Chorus Director at Central State
University (CSU) in Ohio. He is a visionary with emphasis in orchestral and choral
composing, choral directing, orchestral conducting, collegiate education, classical
singing, and leadership training.
Passionate about music, Jeremy discovers talent in oftenignored areas of the
country and shapes it for national and international stages. Performances with The
Jeremy Winston Chorale and CSU Chorus include:
● The White House for President Barack Obama and The First Lady Michelle
Obama (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016).
● Gold Medal Champion for World Choir Games: A Choral Competition
● Guest Conductor for Czech National Symphony Orchestra (2016, 2015, 2014)
● Critically acclaimed European tour of Hamburg, Durbach, Frankfurt
(Germany), and Strassbourg, France.
● Viral (over 4 million views) YouTube & Facebook Video of flash mob singing
Oh, Happy Day in Hamburg, Germany.
● Guest Conductor for EAFIT Symphony Orchestra in Medellin, Colombia
● Two inaugural performances of Wynton Marsalis’ works including All Rise
with Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and Mass with Jazz at Lincoln Center
Before entering education as a fulltime instructor, Jeremy served as the Ray Charles
Distinguished Chair of Sacred and Choral Music at Wilberforce University where he
lead the growth and curriculum development of the program to be the leading major
at the institution.
Jeremy’s arrangements and compositions have been performed by many leading
musicians and musical groups including Grammywinning group Take6, The Czech
National Symphony Orchestra, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Wintley Phipps,
and numerous high school, collegiate, and professional ensembles.
In addition to being a professional musician, Jeremy is husband, father of three girls,
a squash player, and a cook.
The Victor Brooks Show Episode 44 (Quarantine Series) Chris Willis
Make no mistake: You know and love the voice—and it belongs to Chris Willis. At once soulful and gritty, Willis’ voice has fueled numerous dance and top 40 pop hits, including the 2007 charttopper, “Love Is Gone,” which dominated charts around the world, and “Everytime We Touch,” a Top 10 European smash earlier this year. In a world of sound-alike dance divas, Willis is that rare male vocalist doing dance music successfully. But the man does more than sing. He’s an accomplished producer and stellar songwriter.
The Victor Brooks Show Episode 43 (Quarantine Series) Selimah Nemoy
Selimah Nemoy is a storyteller, journalist, and author of SINCE I LOST MY BABY: A MEMOIR OF TEMPTATIONS, TROUBLE & TRUTH (OG Press, June 2020). Born in Los Angeles, her coming-of-age journey was shaped by soul music in the 1960s, then by the turbulent, multicultural 1970s in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. It was in Oakland that she fell in love with African dance.
Selimah served with the (President Bill Clinton) White House Press Corps in 1994, and as the English editor for both an Italian-American and a Japanese-American newspaper. Her play, THE DADDIES, was performed at the Buriel Clay Theatre in San Francisco’s Western Addition, and her short story, GOODBYE, received first place at the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference.