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Toure talks to successful people to find out how they became successful and to see what they know that can help you on your journey.

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Toure talks to successful people to find out how they became successful and to see what they know that can help you on your journey.

    Franklin Leonard - I Changed Hollywood

    Franklin Leonard - I Changed Hollywood

    Franklin Leonard is one of people who are aiding the Black film revolution from behind the scenes. He’s a veteran film exec who knows the game inside and out. He created The Black List, an annual survey of un-produced screenplays that spotlights the best of them, creating opportunities for young screenwriters. 37 films have leapt from The Black List to win Oscars. Leonard has worked for Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sydney Pollack and more. He’s one of the people who have helped perpetuate an amazing moment in the history Black film and he understands the game, and how to tell great stories, as well as anyone. This is a fascinating conversation for anyone who wants to get into Hollywood or understand it better or loves to tell stories. Let me know what you think! Twitter @toure, instagram @toureshow.


    Toure Show Ep 108
    Host & Writer: Toure
    Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer: Adell Coleman
    Editor: Ryan Woodhall
    Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Harriet Tubman Came To Slay

    Harriet Tubman Came To Slay

    Harriet Tubman is one of the inspiring figures in American history. For years she did the hard, dangerous, crucial work of running into the South and grabbing enslaved people off of plantations and bringing them to freedom through the Underground Railroad to the North—sometimes taking them as far as Canada. She risked her life and changed the lives of many, many families by rescuing people from slavery. In the recent movie about her, Harriet, I felt like crying during the montage where she walks in over and over with groups of people she’s saved. But if you think you know Tubman’s story because you’ve heard it, or because you saw the movie, just know that there’s much more to tell. Most accounts do not go into her later years, when she was a Union spy and when she led Union soldiers into a raid on a Confederate plantation where she ended up freeing over 700 people in one night. After seeing the film I wanted to hear the full story of Tubman’s life as we know it so I called the author of a great new book about Tubman called She Came To Slay by Rutgers University history professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar and she gave me much deeper insight on the real Tubman’s life including how she made it from the North to the South and back, what her life was like, what her friendship with Frederick Douglass was like, what her marriages were like, why we never see Tubman smile in photos, and more. Let me know what you think.


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    Toure Show Ep 108


    Host & Writer: Toure
    Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano
    Assistant Producer: Adell Coleman
    Editor: Ryan Woodhall
    Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Nikole Hannah Jones—I Live In A Slaveocracy

    Nikole Hannah Jones—I Live In A Slaveocracy

    Nikole Hannah Jones is the creator of the amazing 1619 project for The NY Times which has made people smarter, made people cry and made some conservatives lose their minds. It seeks to explain how America is still impacted by the legacy of slavery. It is not past, we are, today, in a slaveocracy. The 1619 project is a podcast, an ongoing series of articles and essays that are being taught in schools, and will soon be a series of books. This builds on Nikole’s extraordinary work for the Times and her amazing pieces on school segregation for This American Life called The Problem We All Live With. She is a verified genius, the recipient of a MacArthur grant, and I could feel her genius as I spoke to her. She is a person who is toweringly influential in that her ideas have changed my thinking on many issues and, with the 1619 project, aims to shape the way many people see the relationship between America and slavery. It was an honor to have Nikole Hannah Jones @nhannahjones come to the studio and talk about her ideas and her work. I hope you get a lot out of this. If you do please let me know on Twitter @toure or on Instagram @toureshow. 


    Toure Show Ep 107


    Host and Writer: Toure
    Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano 
    Associate Producer: Adell Coleman
    Editor: Ryan Woodhall
    Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Convington
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Sandra St. Victor—I Need A Little Ghetto Heaven

    Sandra St. Victor—I Need A Little Ghetto Heaven

    Sandra St. Victor is a legendary singer who led a group called the Family Stand and sang the 90s classic "Ghetto Heaven.” She worked with Prince, Chaka Khan, Roy Ayers, and many more. This is almost a master class in how to sing because she goes deep into the physical and spiritual things you need to think about if you want to be a singer or if you just want to understand singing a little better. 


    Toure Show Ep 106
    Host & Writer: Toure
    Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano 
    Associate Producer: Adell Coleman
    Editor: Ryan Woodhall
    Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Phillip Youmans—I Direct Movies

    Phillip Youmans—I Direct Movies

    Phillip Youmans is 19 years young and he’s already written and directed a powerful film starring Wendell Pierce called Burning Cane that’s on Netflix right now. Ava Duvernay has called it a must see film. It’s a mature drama that does not seem like it was made by a teenage newbie. This conversation is about filmmaking in general, meant to help anyone who wants to direct, write, or make film, and it’s led by a filmmaking prodigy who seems destined to become a major filmmaker.


    Toure Show Ep 105
    Host & Writer: Toure
    Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano 
    Associate Producer: Adell Coleman
    Editor: Ryan Woodhall
    Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington
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    • 55 min
    Yvette Nicole Brown—I Am Sunshine

    Yvette Nicole Brown—I Am Sunshine

    Yvette Nicole Brown makes me happy every time I see her onscreen. She’s a ray of sunshine. That’s probably why she made it from growing up with nothing in Cleveland to having a long, steady career acting in Hollywood. She was on Community, she was in Avengers: Endgame, she’s done movies, sitcoms, kids shows, all kinds of things. We had an amazing talk about life and acting and walking away from her career to care for her Dad and much more. She’s an incredible person. Let me know what you think! Twitter @toure and Instagram @toureshow.


    Toure Show Ep 104
    Host & Writer: Toure
    Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer: Adell Coleman
    Editor: Ryan Woodhall
    Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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