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Talk, listen, and connect as Rolonda takes you on a joyous journey of discovery from the bedroom to the boardroom to Hollywood and even her soulful kitchen! From enlightening celebrity interviews to experts on relationships, business, health and wellness, Rolonda gives you plenty worth talking about and loads of laughs along the way! Talk Show Host, Journalist, Comedian, Actor, Voice Artist, and Speaker, Ro is also a new Author. Check out her award-winning romance suspense novel, Destiny Lingers, which is endorsed by Dr. Maya Angleou and sold everywhere.

Rolonda On Demand Rolonda Watts & C-Suite Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 48 Ratings

Talk, listen, and connect as Rolonda takes you on a joyous journey of discovery from the bedroom to the boardroom to Hollywood and even her soulful kitchen! From enlightening celebrity interviews to experts on relationships, business, health and wellness, Rolonda gives you plenty worth talking about and loads of laughs along the way! Talk Show Host, Journalist, Comedian, Actor, Voice Artist, and Speaker, Ro is also a new Author. Check out her award-winning romance suspense novel, Destiny Lingers, which is endorsed by Dr. Maya Angleou and sold everywhere.

    MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid Makes Cable News History with "The ReidOut"

    MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid Makes Cable News History with "The ReidOut"

    Political analyst Joy-Ann Reid is making television history as she becomes the first woman of color to anchor a prime-time news show on MSNBC and the only Black woman currently anchoring a prime-time news show on any of the major networks. The last Black woman to host a prime-time network news show was Gwen Ifill, who, along with Judy Woodruff, was a co-anchor on the PBS NewsHour until her death at age 61 in 2016. 
    Joy-Ann’s new show will take over the primetime slot once held by Chris Matthews’ Hardball, and will be based out of Washington, D.C.
    Joy also has a best-selling new book: The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story (Harper Collins, 2019), was published in June and is a New York Times best seller. She is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins, 2015) and the co-editor, with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, of We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama (Bloomsbury, 2016). 
    Reid’s columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, New York Magazine and The Daily Beast. 
    She has previously worked in local TV news, as a talk radio producer and host, and in politics as a Florida press secretary for America Coming Together (2004) and a Florida press aide for the Barack Obama campaign (2008). As the former managing editor of TheGrio.com, Reid led a staff of 12 young journalists in exploring stories and issues of importance to African-Americans. After a stint with The Grio from 2011 to 2014, she was tapped to host her first branded cable news show: The Reid Report, a daily news program on MSNBC. In 2014, she took the helm of the Saturday 10 a.m. to noon block with “AM Joy.” The daughter of a college professor mom, Reid taught a course on “race, gender and media” at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications’ New York City annex from 2017 through 2018. 
    Reid graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in film in 1991. She and her husband Jason own a documentary film production company. They reside in New York and have three children.
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    • 43 min
    The White Ally Toolkit during Black Lives Matter Movement with Dr. David Campt

    The White Ally Toolkit during Black Lives Matter Movement with Dr. David Campt

    What if you're a White Ally on the frontlines of the Black Lives Matter movement and some racist factions of your own family oppose your views. What do you do when it's tough to talk in these times of tension?
    Dr. David Campt to the rescue!!! Called "The Dialogue Guy," "The Race Doctor" -- Trevor Noah calls him, "The White People Whisperer" -- Dr. David has a way of getting White folks to talk more comfortably about race, particularly at home when family members disagree on the topic.
    Dr. David shares effective tools for all of us to use as we open up more conversations as we confront racism and police brutality in America.
    About David:
    With more than 25 years of professional experience, Dr. David Campt (@thedialogueguy) is considered a national expert in the areas of inclusion and equity, cultural competence, and intergroup dialogue. His insights about more inclusive and effective institutions and communities have been sought by groups from small executive boards consisting of fewer than a dozen, to large-scale summits involving thousands of people. His clients have varied widely, and have included the US military, The White House, large corporations, international organizations, foundations, governments, universities, national associations, and non-profit groups. David is the author of a number of books including The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subject (2007) and Read the Room for Real: How A Simple Technology Creates Better Meetings. (2015).
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    • 42 min
    Diversity & Coronavirus in Hollywood with Actor Christopher Mann of Loving, Creed II, Nomads, and The Wire

    Diversity & Coronavirus in Hollywood with Actor Christopher Mann of Loving, Creed II, Nomads, and The Wire

    Christopher Mann: Probably best known for is role as Councilman Tony Gray on the HBO series, “The Wire” has been in 70 movies and television shows. Some of which include “House of Cards”, “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Oder”, and “Mindhunter”.... And the movies, “Michael Clayton”, “Duplicity”, “Loving”, “Creed II”, “What Death Leaves Behind” and the most recent, “The Nomads” (Starring Tika Sumpter and Tate Donovan). He will also be featured in several episodes of the new Disney Plus series, “The Right Stuff”..... scheduled to be released Fall of 2020.
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    • 31 sec
    Former NYPD Top Cop Corey Pegues on Police Brutality Pandemic

    Former NYPD Top Cop Corey Pegues on Police Brutality Pandemic

    Corey Pegues well knows both sides of the billy stick. The former NYC drug dealer turned top NYPD executive has been on both sides of the law. In this very revealing interview, Pegues shares some insights on the possible psyche of a rogue cop and shares his experience, advice, and deep anger and concerns as he encourages us to continue to march and fight and shout out against the police brutality and murder pandemic sweeping America.
    Pegues is a Queens New York native, is a retired NYPD Executive as well as an Author, Motivational Speaker, Community Leader, Expert on police related topics and an Expert Witness testifying about the topics of Drug Possession, Gangs and Distribution. His career spans over two decades and speaks for itself.
    Immediately, after graduating high school, in Queens New York, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served almost four years as a Medical Specialist, until the end of his enlistment in March 2001. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he enlisted in the New York State National Guard, where he spent the next 14 years of his military career.
    Subsequent to his discharge from the Army, Corey entered the N.Y.C. Police Academy in January 1992. Upon graduation from the academy, he was assigned to the 114th Precinct, located in Astoria, Queens. After only five and a half years, Corey was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Shortly thereafter, Corey received several more promotions over the next few years, resulting in him being promoted to the executive rank of Captain in 2005. Eighteen month later, Corey received a discretionary promotion to the rank of Deputy Inspector from the Police Commissioner. During his career Corey commanded some of the most violent precincts in the City of New York and was successful in reducing crime each year he was in command. After a stellar career, Corey retired in good standing in March 2013 completing 21 years of service.
    After his retirement Corey decided to write a memoir of his life and in May 2016 his book Once A Cop – The Street, The Law, Two Worlds, One Man was published on Simon and Schuster imprint Atria Books. His book details his life of growing up selling drugs as a teenager in Queens, NY to his meteoric rise in the NYPD. He also details his stint in the military and how a misguided young man picked himself up by his bootstraps and made the right choice to change his life.
    Corey has made guest appearances on several television and syndicated radio talk shows including but not limited to The Oprah Winfrey Network Show, Fix My Life with Iyanla Vansant, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Dr. Drew Show, The Reverend Al Sharpton Show, The Roland Martin Show, SWAY In The Morning, The Karen Hunter Show, MSNBC, CSPAN, CNN, Al Jazeera America, ARISE America, ARISE 360, RT Today, The Michael Baisden Show, WPIX Channel 11, NY 1, News 12 Long Island, NPR, The Combat Jack Show, 1010 Wins, Hot 97 Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers, Hot 97 Ebro In The Morning Show and BET.com to talk about his life story and to also, give his expert analysis and opinion in the field of law enforcement. He has also been featured as a guest on several high profile cases that have transpired around the nation. In addition, Corey has been admitted in court as an expert witness in Montgomery County, MD.
    Corey is a graduate of St. Josephs College with a B.S. in Organizational Management, an M.P.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership from St. Johns University and a Post Graduate Certificate from the Police Management Institute at Columbia University, School of Business. He was also an adjunct professor for five years at Monroe Community College and currently, the City University of New York, Medgar Evers College.
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    • 31 min
    Virtual Entertaining with CELEB-rations Host David Tutera

    Virtual Entertaining with CELEB-rations Host David Tutera

    Award-winning Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera tells us how to keep the parties, weddings, and Happy Hours going, even in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic and lockdown. Virtual Entertaining is the new, exciting trend for all of us social beings stuck at home!!
    David is also a fashion designer, lifestyle designer, entertaining expert, author, professional speaker and television star. Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Honored by Life & Style Magazine as "Best Celebrity Wedding Planner," David's impressive client list includes celebrities, royalty, politicians and socialites. Tutera has hosted several hit television series, is a media go-to expert on weddings and celebrations, and is a regular expert on various talk shows, and a contributor to numerous magazines. 

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    • 17 min
    Captivating Conversations with Comedian Kim Coles

    Captivating Conversations with Comedian Kim Coles

    Actress, Comedian, Speaker, Author and Coach, Kim Coles has captivated audiences for more than three decades with her talent, brilliance and, of course, that Woo! Woo! Woo! from her role as Sinclair in the 80's hit sitcom, Living Single.
    Today, Kim continues to inspire and motivate crowds everywhere. She's busy during quarantine and lockdown kicking off her Captivating Conversations Summit next week.
    In this episode of Rolonda on Demand, Kim explains what motivated her to launch her inspirational, educational, and conversational summit, how she's personally dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic and lockdown, plus, love on lockdown; how the superstar is moving on from her second divorce -- and doing so quite successfully, I might add!
    Plus, Kim's new healthy choices, how the funny lady pushed me into the stand up comedy business, and how Kim stays positive and powerful during a pandemic!
    Enjoy this delightfully fun, funny, and most captivating conversation with my dear friend, Kim Coles .....
    More about Kim's summit, kicking off this Monday, May 11th at this link:
    https://bit.ly/2YG5VQR
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    • 37 min

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48 Ratings

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