100 episodes

In this show we zone in on African American and Latino empowerment: building economic, political, educational and social power; advocating for health, philanthropy and service; championing racial and social justice; critically analyzing current events and issues from our perspectives. We also spotlight and celebrate our history, (s)heroes, culture, institutions, organizations and events by creating synergies between our communities. We believe that by working together, we will increase our capacity and effectiveness in ushering in a better nation and world.

If you are interested in advancing the empowerment of the African American and Latinx communities, please subscribe and join us twice weekly as Dr. Ramona Houston and her guests get into the zone to explore Black and Brown relations and our journey to empowering our communities.

The Empowerment Zone Dr Ramona Houston

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

In this show we zone in on African American and Latino empowerment: building economic, political, educational and social power; advocating for health, philanthropy and service; championing racial and social justice; critically analyzing current events and issues from our perspectives. We also spotlight and celebrate our history, (s)heroes, culture, institutions, organizations and events by creating synergies between our communities. We believe that by working together, we will increase our capacity and effectiveness in ushering in a better nation and world.

If you are interested in advancing the empowerment of the African American and Latinx communities, please subscribe and join us twice weekly as Dr. Ramona Houston and her guests get into the zone to explore Black and Brown relations and our journey to empowering our communities.

    We return Febrary 6th

    We return Febrary 6th

    See you soon!

    • 1 min
    Happy New Year 2023

    Happy New Year 2023

    We return February 6th

    • 1 min
    The Extraordinary Impact of Artists

    The Extraordinary Impact of Artists

    Christian McBride: How artists influence people and society through their music and actions — 

    From James Brown to Winton Marsalis, artists have an incredible amount of influence, impacting all aspects of society and people, including today’s guest Christian McBride. Listen to Ramona’s conversation as Christian talks about the music and the artists who have impacted his life and his development as a musician. According to Christian, example is of utmost importance, because it is your example that creates change; for people follow examples.

    • 41 min
    Trailer! Christian McBride: How artists influence people and society through their music and actions

    Trailer! Christian McBride: How artists influence people and society through their music and actions

    Next episode available from Monday, December 12th with guest Christian McBride

    The Extraordinary Impact of Artists

    • 1 min
    How do you grow a business?

    How do you grow a business?

    Peter Martin: Get a few real customers and learn from them — Peter is Ramona’s inspiration for starting her podcast (https://ramonahouston.com/podcast/how-do-you-start-a-podcast/), and today she talks to him about his entrepreneurial journey. Growing from the free “Two Minute Jazz” video podcast to “Open Studio,” an online jazz education platform that currently has over 3000 students from 120 countries in the world, Peter shares his advice on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

    • 39 min
    Trailer! Peter Martin: Get a few real customers and learn from them

    Trailer! Peter Martin: Get a few real customers and learn from them

    Next episode available from Monday, December 5th with guest Peter Martin

    How do you grow a business?

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Angela (Simmons College) ,

Challenging “The Mis-Education” of African Americans

It was so refreshing to hear a Professor speak on the importance of teachers, teaching!! Classes about the African American experience, I believe should be taught in elementary school through college. These courses should be taught by African American teachers who can relate to our history and how it has affected their families. So , the first step to correcting the mis-education of African Americans , should be the hiring of more African American teachers. Professor Baskin is a former teacher of mine and I appreciate him being as he stated, “Old Fashion.” He expects and encourages his students to think. He refuses to lower his expectations for anyone and for that I am forever thankful.

MajorFury99 ,

Dr. Ramona brings us all into the light

Dr. Ramona Houston does an amazing job tackling the important issues in our culture today. She has a gift for conversation and it shows in the episodes that she has produced and continues to create. If you want to be a true leader in today’s society, this podcast is a must listen.

Crystal Mullen-Johnson ,

Outstanding

It was easy to making a meaningful
connection with Dr Houston, she was engaging and very knowledgeable. Thank you for the opportunity to be featured as a guest in your podcast.
#strive

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