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Welcome to the #NIMosaFridays podcast. A show where we share powerful life lessons and a few laughs as our host Gail, empowers others as she sits at the intersection of people, purpose, and politics while sipping on Mimosas. Now grab some orange juice and champagne and welcome your host, Gail Dudley.

NIMosa Fridays Gail Dudley

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Welcome to the #NIMosaFridays podcast. A show where we share powerful life lessons and a few laughs as our host Gail, empowers others as she sits at the intersection of people, purpose, and politics while sipping on Mimosas. Now grab some orange juice and champagne and welcome your host, Gail Dudley.

    Faith, Justice, & the 2022 Elections with Jacob Kraus-Preminger

    Faith, Justice, & the 2022 Elections with Jacob Kraus-Preminger

    Tune in to this interview with Jacob Kraus-Preminger. The time is now to begin to strategize for the 2022 elections. We start with knowing our power.
     
    The conversation began with Gail asking about food insecurity and the connection to voter participation and other issues of racial and economic justice. Jacob began his response by sharing, “So often, people experience food insecurity because they are forced to choose between spending their limited dollars on housing, healthcare, education, childcare, food, and other necessities. We can work together to expand the choices families have by (1) creating better jobs with living wages and (2) making housing, childcare, healthcare, and basic necessities more affordable. All of this requires power: power we exercise at the voting booth, power we exercise in relationship with elected officials, and power we exercise in the face of those who see basic survival as an opportunity to make record profits.
     
    Gail then jumped to this question, “What opportunities and challenges can we look towards as the 2022 elections get closer and closer?” Jacob jumped in by saying, “The biggest opportunity is for us to continue to win real changes by working together across race, faith, place, and economic background. We are seeing how getting together, not with 100% agreement on everything, but with a shared vision for a country where all of us can thrive, is already paying off. Billions of dollars have been invested in communities around the country, but we need to keep building power so that 1 or 2 Members of Congress aren’t able to stand in the way of voting rights, affordable childcare, saving the planet, and other necessities.”
     
    Here's the truth. Those who want to keep working people fighting over scraps while they earn record profits are afraid of the power we’re building to get together, so they will keep trying to divide us, especially by race, faith, and place. We should all be ready to see more dog whistle politics: certain politicians will keep speaking about race in coded language that isn’t explicitly racist but converts a racist message to white folks in particular. We need to call out these attempts at division for what they are and recognize that a coalition of working people who are Black, brown, white, and Indigenous can win real change in this country.
     
    For more on dog whistle politics, check out the work of Ian Henry Lopez. You can always reach out to Jacob via email at krausjck@gmail.com.
     
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    Join Gail this month as she helps families who are facing food insecurity. This is the tenth year Gail has come alongside of families who are hungry.
     
    Here’s Gail appeal ~
     
    Do this. Close your eyes and think about a time you were hungry. Not because you did not have food in your refrigerator, but due to not having anything immediately on hand to eat. Can you hear your stomach growling? Now think about your neighbor going without food for twenty-four, seventy-two hours, six weeks, six months, an entire year. No, they do not have to live next door to you or even in your neighborhood. Imagine, if you will, someone who cannot feed their children or older parents. Picture that person who needs food to take their medication but would instead give their last slice of bread to a child before school. Let's become a part of the solution this year.
     
    Yes, this is happening every day here in America.
    Last year around this time, I shared about people who were facing eviction and food insecurity. This year I am doing the same.
    Currently, we have eleven families seeking food. Before you ask, during our vetting system, it is has been confirmed that the individuals have been to the food bank, and with the price of food increasing, the need is greater, and food banks are struggling.
    American food banks across the country have been dealing with the increased demands due to COVID19. Twenty months later, the new challenge

    • 32 min
    National Donor Sabbath Week with Rabbi Stephanie Covitz and Demia Kandi

    National Donor Sabbath Week with Rabbi Stephanie Covitz and Demia Kandi

    It is National Donor Sabbath Week. This week we join Lifeline of Ohio to talk about organ and tissue donation with Rabbi Stephanie Covitz and Demia Kandi.
     
    National Donor Sabbath is observed annually two weekends before Thanksgiving, from Friday through Sunday. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States. During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to educate the public about the need for the lifesaving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation, while also encouraging people to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.
     
    In Central Ohio, more than 105,000 Americans are waiting for a lifesaving organ.
     
    38 counties in Ohio and two in West Virginia are served by Lifeline of Ohio.
     
    78 hospitals support patients with our services.
     
    Here’s the truth:
     
    8 lives can be saved and more than 75 can be healed by one person 700 Central Ohioans and more than 3100 people across the state are waiting for organ transplants. 20 times a day, a man, woman or child dies for the lack of an available organ. Zero lives will be saved if you do nothing  
    You can sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor by visiting www.lifelineofohio.org (you will need a valid Ohio’s driver license or state identification card)
     
    I would like to encourage you to hear this week’s News in Motion segment with Rabbi Stephanie. You can hear the entire interview after the news headlines by clicking this link https://youtu.be/R86f6T6E9Fc
    While you are there, please consider subscribing to my YouTube.
     
    This holiday, give the gift of life and become a donor.
     
    Meet Rabbi Stephanie:
    Rabbi Stephanie Covitz was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Jewish Studies at Indiana University. She then went on to receive rabbinic ordination and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Stephanie completed a year-long residency in chaplaincy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and achieved board certification in 2016. She served as a chaplain at multiple central Ohio hospitals, including Mount Carmel East, OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital and most recently Riverside Methodist Hospital. Stephanie joined the team at Lifeline of Ohio in 2021 as a Bereavement Coordinator. She resides in Columbus with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her kids, cross stitching and officiating the occasional wedding.
     
     
    Meet Demia Kandi:
    Demia Kandi is the Founding Partner of Significance LLC, a consulting firm specializing in training, strategy, and program design. A global leader with an innate ability to guide and influence others, Demia is a change agent with a niche for identifying best practices; and a content expert in the area of Diversity Equity and Inclusion with 15 years of strategic outreach and community relations in the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) field. Her specialization in Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and OPO multicultural outreach are crucial in building cultures of inclusion within an organization and the communities they serve. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Demia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University; with a Masters in Family Studies. She is a passionate facilitator and motivational speaker, not just in the business of professional development; but people development. According to Demia, “Success is subjective. Being significant requires having impact, and changing lives forever. It is my goal to help companies reach beyond success to significance.”  Contact Demia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/demia-kandi-33a136ba/#
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    • 56 min
    Emotional Healing & Wellness

    Emotional Healing & Wellness

    The book synopsis reads,
    “The Black Girl's Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds is about the trauma and emotional wounds that holds us back and prevents us from being our best selves. In this book, we peel back the layers to discover how we are wired and what has caused us to be wired the way in which we are i.e. daddy issues, mommy issues, toxic relationships, shame etc.  We tear down the inner chaos and rebuild with healthy learned behavior that helps us to give and receive love from the healthiest parts of ourselves. 
     
    The objective of this book is healing and unity. I believe it's important for us, as Black Women, to view each other as sisters instead of competitors and to be includers instead of cliques. This will only occur if we address and heal the age-old baggage that we inherited from our forefathers, as well as the societal ills we have been dealt. Take the journey to healing. 
     
    The Black Girl's Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds Devotional is the 2nd book within the series.  Daily, this devotional will take us on a deeper dive into our emotions and helps to eliminate toxic learned behavior by implementing new positive behaviors daily. 
     
    The Black Girl's Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds Journal is a daily goal and emotion tracker. This journal helps us to look deeper into our emotions and triggers and provides tools to help manage them.”
     
    Join Gail as she speaks with Nijiama Smalls during this podcast. They go deep, laugh, cry, and empower others to do what is needed to become emotionally well. Yes, #DoTheWork towards your #InnerHealing.
     
    Here’s a little about Nijiama Smalls.
     
    She is an author, writer, Emotional Wellness Coach, and the CEO of The Emotional Wellness Hub, Nijiama Smalls supports the healing of women of color through all life stages. Her first series- The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds has sold over 20,000 copies within its first 6 months of release. Readers in the US, Canada, and UK have praised the series for its relatability and relevant approach.
     
    Additionally, Nijiama Smalls is the wife of Pastor Shamon Smalls and a mother of two.
    A current resident of Northern Virginia, she has spent many years working in various leadership roles in Corporate America as well as career counseling for Washington, DC residents. In addition, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at two local post-secondary educational institutions where she taught professional development and business-related courses. Mrs. Smalls has earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science and MS. from Winthrop University. She also holds certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She is also a certified Life Coach.

    Serving the community is also an important factor and she has taken great pride in being a part of several local initiatives. Mrs. Smalls is the President and Founder of the Prince William County Chapter of Mocha Moms Inc. There she is able to empower women of color to be the best moms they can be while encouraging them to maintain a balance within their lives. She also serves as the leader of the Family Life Ministry at Zion Church Woodridge where she counsels families in crisis.
     
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    • 31 min
    School Board Elections are on the Ballot! with Gail Dudley

    School Board Elections are on the Ballot! with Gail Dudley

    November 2, 2021 is just as important as November 4, 2020 was during the general elections when we voted for the President of the United States of America.
     
    This election, we are focused on local, local, local, with a lot centered around boards of education.
     
    November 2 - what’s on the ballot
    Local Local Local
     
    There are over 14,000 public school districts, with more than $500 billion spent on public elementary and secondary education each year.
     
    School boards set the policies of the elementary, middle, and high schools with the understanding that their existence is based on the idea that local control of public education it more responsive to the needs of the local community.
     
    In this episode of #NIMosaFriday’s with Gail, she covers some of the following:
    How the board of education sets direction and goals for the district Deal with finance and bond issues, class sizes, student curriculum, safety measures, teacher’s issues, and more to include, Sets the vision and goals for the district Adopts policies and setting priorities to achieve its goals Sets student performance standards Establishes school budgets Approves the school calendar Adopts curriculum Evaluates and/or hires the superintendent Selects transportation systems Approves contracts with outside vendors Manage collective bargaining for district employees The board balances the business of running the district while establishing and monitoring its’ academic priorities.  
    The stakes are high these days with school board elections across the country. They even include PACS. If you have not already voted early for the November 2, 2021 elections, please take time to research the candidates and vote based upon your community, the teachers, but more importantly the students. Take partisan politics out of this and vote with education as the goal.
     
     
    To find and contact your representatives, go to:
    https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
     
    To find and contact your senator, go to:
    https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm
     
    To book Gail, contact NewsInMotionWithGail@gmail.com
     
     
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    • 14 min
    Why Go Vote? With Pastor Derrick K. Holmes

    Why Go Vote? With Pastor Derrick K. Holmes

    Let’s start here. Who or what is #NIMosaFriday’s? The NIM is from Gail’s digital broadcast News in Motion. The ‘Mosa’ comes from mimosa’s which is Gail’s favorite drink. Mike Nicholson, one of News in Motion’s regular viewers coined the name #NIMosaFriday’s. So, you may hear News in Motion throughout each Friday’s podcast with Gail and her guests.
     
    Today, we are excited to have on the show Pastor Derrick Holmes. He is a father, activist, pastor, and a Faith Organizer for Amos, an arm of the OOC. He joins us today by putting before us, Why Go Vote?
     
    Listen in as Pastor Holmes challenges us with…
     
    Creating a habit of liberation Understanding policy and platform Asking the question, “Who’s driving?” Recognizing the difference of power and performance. Exercising your consistent posture of power. Aligning your value Accessing the resources  
    This podcast equips and positions us with what we need to go vote.
     
    Plus, Pastor Holmes gives us two minutes of Bible Study talking about Esther and her people who were oppressed. “If I say something…I may lose something.”
     
    Why go vote? Because we were afforded the space by the God of justice.
     
    November 2, 2021, is about the local ballot. Do your research. See what’s on the ballot. Then go vote.
     
    Resources:
    www.Ballotpedia.org
    www.vote.gov
    www.eac.gov
    www.whenweallvote.org
    Also check out the Party of Lincoln App
     
    If you would like to book Pastor Holmes contact:
    Twitter: @mrderrickholmes
    Email: derrick@ohorganizing.org
    Facebook: Derrick K. Holmes
     
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    • 24 min
    Man of the House: A Domestic Violence Story with a Twist with A'ndre Davis

    Man of the House: A Domestic Violence Story with a Twist with A'ndre Davis

    What is Domestic Violence?
    Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, economic, psychological actions, or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.*
     
    Emotional Abuse:  Undermining an individual's
    sense of self-worth and/or self-esteem is abusive. This may include, but is not limited to constant criticism, diminishing one's abilities, name-calling, or damaging one's relationship with his or her children
     
    Man of the House focuses on the emotional abuse aspect of domestic violence.
     
    Synopsis:
    "Man Of The House" is a drama/comedy that revolves around one man's struggle to save his relationship and get his life on track, while the woman in his life runs their home, his life, and everything in it.  Domestic Violence with a twist, as the male is the victim as opposed to the abuser.   The comedy in the play never centers around the actual abuse, therefore audiences are being educated while being entertained.  The play features various up and coming artists from the NYC Tri-State area.  In addition to writer/producer/director, the leading male role of "James" is played by A’ndre.  He is an experienced actor, singer, and writer.
     
    Although a comedy, "Man Of The House" touches on some very relevant issues. Domestic violence with a twist and the effects of unresolved generational issues, are some of the topics discussed in the piece.  The target audience is High School thru Senior Citizens.
     
    This information was provided by the US Department of Justice Website: justice.gov
     
    In 2010, the CDC conducted a national intimate partner survey, and found that over 40% of Domestic abuse cases involved the man being the victim.
     
    Meet A’ndre Davis, writer, producer, and director of the stage play Man of The House. In addition to writer/producer/director, the leading male role of "James" is played by A’ndre.  His experience as a singer includes opening for some of the best in today's R&B music including Jaheim, Tamia, Tank, Joe, Avant, Brian Mcknight, Anthony Hamilton, Patti Labelle, and Wendy Williams to name a few.  Theater credits include "Dreamgirls", "After The Walk" featuring grammy nominated artist Kelly Price, and "Underneath It All" featuring Stellar Award Winner Kierra Sheard.  A'ndre is also an alumni of Kean University.
    Follow A’ndre on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube @adiamondent
    Bookings/Inquiries: inquiry@adiamondent.com
     
     
     
     
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    • 42 min

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