31 episodes

Authentic Conversations with Scholars.

About the Pod:

Welcome to the ScholarChip$ Podcast, a platform for authentic conversations with scholars. Hosted by Larry Whitley and Tone Gaines—two accomplished attorneys with roots deep on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin—our mission is twofold: (i) to provide a space for engaging dialogues with scholars from diverse fields and (ii) to champion the pursuit of academics as a key pathway to upward mobility within Black and Brown communities. As Black men who have navigated the journey from Milwaukee's inner city to professional heights in the legal arena, Larry and Tone bring unique perspectives and unwavering commitment to empowering listeners through knowledge, inspiration, and community engagement. Tap in with us at ScholarChip$ as we break barriers and build bridges, one conversation at a time.

Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances.

email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!

ScholarChip‪$‬ Tone Gaines, Larry Whitley

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Authentic Conversations with Scholars.

About the Pod:

Welcome to the ScholarChip$ Podcast, a platform for authentic conversations with scholars. Hosted by Larry Whitley and Tone Gaines—two accomplished attorneys with roots deep on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin—our mission is twofold: (i) to provide a space for engaging dialogues with scholars from diverse fields and (ii) to champion the pursuit of academics as a key pathway to upward mobility within Black and Brown communities. As Black men who have navigated the journey from Milwaukee's inner city to professional heights in the legal arena, Larry and Tone bring unique perspectives and unwavering commitment to empowering listeners through knowledge, inspiration, and community engagement. Tap in with us at ScholarChip$ as we break barriers and build bridges, one conversation at a time.

Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances.

email us at scholarchipspodcast@gmail.com!

    S03- E5: Chart Your Own Course with Edward Wright, Esq.

    S03- E5: Chart Your Own Course with Edward Wright, Esq.

    Tone and Larry chop it up with Edward Wright, Esq (mentor and friend of the pod) about his professional journey, which illustrates the importance of charting your own course (while also highlighting the versatility of a law degree). If this episode resonates with you at all, please go ahead and subscribe, drop a comment, and tell a friend to tell a friend!
    More about Eddie:
    Captain Edward Wright will promote to Major on May 12, 2024. He currently serves as the Chief of Client Legal Services for III Armored Corps and Fort Cavazos. The Chief of Client Legal Services leads a team that serve III Armored Corps, the Fort Cavazos Installation, and over 450,000 eligible clients; including Soldiers, Dependents, Reservist and Retirees in the Central Texas Region. He supervises 6 Judge Advocates, 4 Paralegals, and 4 civilian employees (2 civilian attorneys and 2 civilian paralegals). CPT Wright is responsible for the compliance of Army Regulation (AR) 27-3; including but not limited to, providing adequate training to all assigned personnel; reviewing all office administrative procedures, reports of legal assistance services, client satisfaction surveys; taking reasonable measures to ensure lawyers and paralegals conform their conduct to the rules of professional responsibility and periodic review of incoming and out-going correspondence. He also establishes local legal assistance policies and procedures consistent with AR 27-3 and manages the processing of tort and affirmative claims on Fort Cavazos.
     
    CPT Wright has served as a Brigade Judge Advocate, Senior Trial Counsel, Trial Defense Counsel, and Administrative Law Attorney. His duty assignments include 101st Airborne Division, Fort Cambell, KY; Trial Defense Service – West Region, Fort Wainwright, AK; 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Cavazos, TX; and III Armored Corps, Fort Cavazos, TX. Prior to serving in the JAG Corps, CPT Wright ran his own Solo practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2011-1017 and worked for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office from 2009-2011.
     
    CPT Wright earned a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University and Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Affairs and Global Politics from Marquette University.
    Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 500 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.

    Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    S03 - Ep.4: "By Any Means Necessary" with Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques

    S03 - Ep.4: "By Any Means Necessary" with Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques

    Join us in a captivating conversation with Attorney Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques as we explore his life journey, education, and current role at the National Urban League. We discuss vital topics, from the power of voting to the enduring impact of the civil rights movement, all delivered with a 'by any means necessary' approach."
    More about Walter:
    Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques is the Assistant General Counsel of the National Urban League. Mr. Jean-Jacques is a former Litigation Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in Washington, D.C. where he focused on racial justice litigation.  Additionally, he is a former judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Mr. Jean-Jacques is a recipient of the Equal Justice America and National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Fellowships. He worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. during law school. During the summers of 2011 and 2012, Mr. Jean-Jacques served as an Affiliate Servives Intern for the National Urban League. He is a former Board Member on the Board of Directors for Equal Justice Works, where he served from January 2019 to December 2021. In addition,  he served on the National Advisory Committee of Equal Justice Works representing the Midwest region from July 2018 to June 2020. Currently, he serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame.
    Tap in with Walter:@WalterJeanJacq on X
    Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 500 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities.

    Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    S03 - Ep.3: The Key to Addressing Health Disparities is Cultural Humility (with Jazzmyne Adams)

    S03 - Ep.3: The Key to Addressing Health Disparities is Cultural Humility (with Jazzmyne Adams)

    Larry and Tone sit down with the incredible Jazzmyne Adams to dive deep into her dynamic career in public health. Tune in for an engaging chat filled with insights, stories, and everything you need to know about Jazzmyne's impactful journey!
    About Jazzmyne:
    Jazzmyne oversees research initiatives to improve health outcomes in the community as they relate to otolaryngology diseases. In 2018, she received her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Policy and Administration from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-Zilber School of Public Health. Jazzmyne is a native of Milwaukee (a proud resident of Halyard Park). She has over 7 years of healthcare research experience and has also served on a number of coalitions in efforts to reduce and prevent drug abuse amongst youth in Southeast Wisconsin. When she is not working, Jazzmyne enjoys self-guided food tours with her husband Brent and exploring new parks with her children.
    Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=H_GNgC0AAAAJ&hl=en
    Welcome to the ScholarChip$ podcast hosted by Larry Alexander and Tone Gaines. Larry is a transactional attorney at a Fortune 500 Company. Tone is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at a large law firm in Chicago. But more importantly, both Larry and Tone are Black Men from the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The duo started ScholarChip$ to (1) create a platform to have candid conversations with scholars and (2) normalize academics as a viable way to achieve upward mobility in Black and Brown communities. In other words, WE CHAMPION ACADEMIC SUCCESS.

    Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S03 - Ep.2: “To Withhold Knowledge is a Sin” with Cory McClendon

    S03 - Ep.2: “To Withhold Knowledge is a Sin” with Cory McClendon

    Get ready for an inspiring session as Tone and Larry catch up with Cory McClendon. In this episode, they explore Cory's educational and entrepreneurial journey. A longtime friend of the show, Cory is currently the Principal and CEO of McClendon Capital Group LLC. Tune in for a conversation filled with wisdom and the entrepreneurial spirit!
    More about Cory:
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mcclendon-capital-group-llc-changing-184500393.htmlhttps://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2021/10/14/people-to-know-in-construction-real-estate-cory.html
    Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S03 - Ep.1: Finish the Swing

    S03 - Ep.1: Finish the Swing

    Tone and Larry make their triumphant return! It's been a minute, but duty calls. Join the conversation where they dive into key career questions:
    1. How do you navigate career decisions?2. The power of your network in these choices.3. Balancing pay versus opportunities – how do you do it?4. The importance of patience in making career changes.5. Spotting signs it's time for a career move.
    Share your thoughts, and always remember to finish the swing!
    Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this podcast constitutes financial, legal, tax or any other professional advice. Always consult a professional regarding your individual circumstance. NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY INDIVIDUAL GUEST. ALWAYS DO YOUR DILIGENCE. 

    • 40 min
    S02 - Commercial Break: Chillsweats

    S02 - Commercial Break: Chillsweats

    We pause from our regular content to spotlight Rashad Nicks, Founder and CEO of Chillsweats. Chillsweats is a Midwest-based clothing brand redefining comfort. 
    Learn more at www.chillsweats.com Instagram: chillsweats_

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Reks313 ,

These spaces are needed

Big proud of my brothers. Stepping in the direction of greatness.

Brittany Humphrey ,

This podcast is necessary

This podcast is so good. Growing up I wanted to be a lawyer. Double Majored in crim & Spanish at Marquette, did an internship with DAs office ended up in domestic violence unit & worked more with police than I did law. Then did an internship in social security law office and decided if this was law it wasn’t what I wanted to do. Imagine if I had the exposure to all the different ways to be a lawyer. Thanks for giving people an inside look and hope that we can achieve our dreams!

Aly Tea ,

Really Insightful Thoughts From An Important Perspective

Really appreciate the variety that this show brings to my pod library! I’ve been listening to a lot more podcasts about health, wellness, life, and careers with black female hosts, and it’s really refreshing to hear these conversations from the perspective of Black men. Tone and Larry are having very honest, unfiltered conversations about education, careers, and life that people can really benefit from and take away something meaningful. Keep doing what you’re doing guys!

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