12 episodes

Dr. Mathew Knowles gives first-hand accounts of the lasting impact he’s experienced; from entrepreneurship, the music industry, to education, racism in America and health and wellness. Dr. Knowles also brings on thought-provoking guests for exciting one-on-one interviews and call-in segments!

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    • Society & Culture

Dr. Mathew Knowles gives first-hand accounts of the lasting impact he’s experienced; from entrepreneurship, the music industry, to education, racism in America and health and wellness. Dr. Knowles also brings on thought-provoking guests for exciting one-on-one interviews and call-in segments!

    Isabelle Alessandra and Chef JoJo Davis on Feeding the Soul

    Isabelle Alessandra and Chef JoJo Davis on Feeding the Soul

    This week, we’re talking about creativity and passion and the challenges that can get in the way. First up is former CEO turned painter Isabelle Alessandra, who’s artistic turn was inspired by a message from her 96 year-old mother during her final hours of life. She and Dr. Knowles talk about the different ways you can connect with people and her methods for staying creative in the face of adversity. Next up, Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef JoJo Davis who’s culinary masterworks have been at the center of 7 restaurants and served to countless celebrity diners. Together, she and Dr. Knowles get into issues of overcoming colorism and adversity to find the spice in life.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Rep. Adam Schiff on the Issues of Politics, Healthcare, and Policing

    Rep. Adam Schiff on the Issues of Politics, Healthcare, and Policing

    In the midst of dramatic changes in the ever-evolving American story, Dr. Knowles sits down with Congressman Adam Schiff from California’s 28th district, to discuss how race impacts so many important issues in America today. They discuss topics ranging from the different healthcare outcomes between communities of color and white people, to ways to reform policing in America so that we don’t continue to live in the cycle of violence disproportionally targeted at black men and women. Then Dr. Knowles takes the mic to speak from the heart about his thoughts following the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. 
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    • 34 min
    D’Wayne Wiggins and Phil Thornton Behind the Scenes in the Entertainment Industry

    D’Wayne Wiggins and Phil Thornton Behind the Scenes in the Entertainment Industry

    Today’s episode of Mathew Knowles Impact is all about the hard work and confidence needed to make it in the entertainment industry. D’Wayne Wiggins is a founding member of the soul and R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! and now works as a producer of documentary films and as an independent musician. He and Dr. Knowles remember their time working together in the earliest days of Destiny’s Child and then they swap stories from their careers in music and film. Then Phil Thornton is on the phone to give advice to the upcoming generation and discuss what kind of personality it takes to make it in the business of entertainment.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    LaVar Ball on Parenting and Managing Your Kids to Success and Fame

    LaVar Ball on Parenting and Managing Your Kids to Success and Fame

    The entertainment and sports industries are difficult worlds to navigate, and Mr. Knowles is ready to get deep with some guests about guiding your children through them. First up, LaVar Ball talks about the sports industry from the perspective of a father with three sons in the NBA. He also talks about looking forward and bringing his sons into his apparel business, Big Baller Brand. Then we hear from former NBA agent and recruiter Ken Harris to talk more about how the sports industry can affect families. Finally, Sonja Norwood discusses helping her famous children, Brandy and Ray J, navigate the entertainment industry as well as the difficulties that women have in getting their voices heard in these spaces.
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    • 57 min
    Reverend Tawana Davis on the Future of the Black Church

    Reverend Tawana Davis on the Future of the Black Church

    In today’s episode, Dr. Knowles sits down with not one, but two Reverends for an in-depth conversation about the future of the Black Church. Reverend Tawana Davis discusses how the Church needs to meet young people where they are, or risk losing them all together. They also talk about messaging difficult issues of health and wellness like cancer and mental health and the framing of wealth and success from the pulpit. Dr. Oscar Underwood’s weighs in as he and Dr. Knowles discuss dealing with the darkness while trying to stay in the light.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Claudia Jordan: Donald Trump, Race and Colorism

    Claudia Jordan: Donald Trump, Race and Colorism

    Claudia Jordan is an actress, model, and tv and radio personality and so that’s where she and Dr. Knowles start their conversation - but it doesn’t stop there. They get deep into the history of colorism in America, the issues of conflict bias in the media, and what it’s like to work with Donald Trump. Then Dr. Knowles brings Dr. Riché Richardson into the discussion of colorism and why we need to talk about it more.
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    • 45 min

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