56 episodes

The Black Futurist podcast is a series of interviews with futurists, people whose work has changed, or will change the world, or at least our perspective.

Our conversations will touch on career, relationships, motivation, through the lens of our guests.

“What is the baseline? What was the world before you and ever since?”

We’ll also discuss
* Sci-Fi (visions fo the future in pop culture)
* Current events in science, tech, entertainment that engage visions of the future, and
* Record features on futurists of the past.

The Black Futurist podcast with Bryndan Moore Bryndan "Be" Moore

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

The Black Futurist podcast is a series of interviews with futurists, people whose work has changed, or will change the world, or at least our perspective.

Our conversations will touch on career, relationships, motivation, through the lens of our guests.

“What is the baseline? What was the world before you and ever since?”

We’ll also discuss
* Sci-Fi (visions fo the future in pop culture)
* Current events in science, tech, entertainment that engage visions of the future, and
* Record features on futurists of the past.

    Navigating Hollywood & New Movie "The System" with Director Dallas Jackson

    Navigating Hollywood & New Movie "The System" with Director Dallas Jackson

    Dallas Jackson is a writer, producer and director who has been consistently pursuing his filmmaking ambitions in Hollywood with ever increasing success.

    After attending a private screening of his latest movie, The System, starring Tyrese Gibson, Jeremy Piven, Terrence Howard and Lil Yachty, Dallas joined we invited Dallas to join the show to discuss the challenges and successes he's experienced navigating his career.

    Aspiring filmmakers will learn the ins and outs of the financial and reputation components of building a career in Hollywood, and the importance of relationship building.

    Join our community at SEVEN.community

    Host: Bryndan D. Moore - @bemor

    Host: Dr. Maurice Dolberry - @mdeduc8r

    #TheBlackFuturist


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    • 31 min
    Music Super Producer Ron Lawrence on the Impact of Howard University and His Return to Howard Homecoming

    Music Super Producer Ron Lawrence on the Impact of Howard University and His Return to Howard Homecoming

    Visit BisonHonors.com to learn about this signature event during Howard University Homecoming.

    Tickets may be purchased here -> Bison Honors tickets



    Ron Amen-Ra Lawrence is one of the most prolific music producers in the entertainment and recording industry. The star-studded producer has sold over thirty million music records worldwide. Ron is best known for his earlier work of popular singles: Notorious B.I.G, producing the smash hit “Hypnotize”, Sean “Diddy” Combs “Been Around the World”, Jay Z “Where I’m From, The Lox "Money, Power & Respect", Faith Evans, "Love Like This", and LL Cool J “Phenomenon”. His achievements include over 30 gold and platinum albums, and a NARAS Governor’s Award from the Grammy's Organization.

    As an intricate part of Bad Boy Entertainment's success, Lawrence’s wide array of signature tracks irresistibly produced music giants such as Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Brian McKnight, Luther Vandross, R Kelly, Boyz II Men and more.

    In his college years, Ron Amen-Ra formed the rap group Two Kings in a Cipher and released the titled album “From Pyramids to Projects”. Later, Ron Amen-Ra joined the “HitMen” squad of Bad Boy Entertainment and along with fellow Howard University alumni, Sean “Diddy” Combs raised the bar for the Rap and R&B era of the '90s. This led the multi- platinum hit maker to receive the New Horizon Award as PRODUCER OF THE YEAR.

    Ron’s track record also includes the movie score of Spike Lee's “Bamboozled”, as well as appearing in the film as a music engineer. He produced the theme song for the Pink Panther soundtrack titled “A Woman Like Me” for Beyonce. Ron Amen-Ra also scored TV commercials: Coca Cola (Beyoncé), And -1 (Larry Johnson), and Mountain Dew (popular Pepsi's soda) to name a few.

    Ron studied film at the New York Film Academy and debuted his first project titled Founding Fathers, a documentary about the birth and evolution of Hip Hop. In 2019, Ron started an OTT streaming media company called Streamwaze. His self-published autobiography book, Where I’m From, was also released within the same year.

    Ron is a cancer survivor and continues to spread the word of encouragement and inspiration to all who have been affected by this global pandemic.

    #HowardHomecoming #HUHC2022 #BisonHonors

    #RonLawrence #HowardUniversity

    #TheBlackFuturist #BeMoore #BryndanMoore


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    • 15 min
    Creative Uses For Augmented Reality w/ Brandon Stephens, fashion designer

    Creative Uses For Augmented Reality w/ Brandon Stephens, fashion designer

    Brandon Stephens is a budding fashion designer whose curiosity for tech has shaped his latest collection.  Brandon discovered browser-based augmented reality servers, which he's using to integrate messaging, video and audio elements into his garments.

    His work reads as part art, part science fair experiment.  Experiencing the collection definitely piques our curiosity for further consumer level applications of AR we may soon see in our homes.



    Guest: Brandon Stephens, IG: @experimentul

    The making of his digital hoodie: Link



    Co-Host: Dr. Maurice Dolberry, Multi-Cultural Education, IG: @MDEduc8r

    Host: Bryndan D. Moore, IG: @BeMor

    Bryndan D. Moore is a community builder, producer, and an award winning entrepreneur. Personally committed to creating equitable participation for Black professionals and Black families, Bryndan often serves as a consultant, helping organizations achieve brand and supplier diversity goals and objectives.


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    • 25 min
    The Futurist's Guide to Mitigating Gun Violence w Dr. Rhadi Ferguson

    The Futurist's Guide to Mitigating Gun Violence w Dr. Rhadi Ferguson

    This is not yet another reactionary cry for help in the wake of America's most recent tragic and incredibly sad mass shooting.  Instead, in this conversation I've invited two incredibly accomplished and highly educated professionals to the table to discuss my thoughts for an idea I have to mitigate mass shootings going forward.



    Take a listen and let me know what you think of my approach.  Leave feedback and definitely join us in community for these conversations on SEVEN.community



    As I share in the episode, I am a gun owner.  An aside on Black gun ownership, my grandparents left the South during the great migration seeking better opportunities and education for their children in NJ.  That move didn't come without its threats and challenges.  As a result, there was the NEED to keep arms in the home.  



    Guest: Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, IG: @RhadiFerguson

    Dr. Rhadi Ferguson is a performance-driven, strategic, and process-focused Olympian and Performance Coach, showcasing subject matter expertise in deliberate practice, strategic/tactical implementation, balance & positioning, and human movement encompassing all aspects of mixed martial arts (Judo, Jujitsu), Brazilian grip fighting, and football.

    Co-Host: Dr. Maurice Dolberry, Multi-Cultural Education, IG: @MDEduc8r

    Host: Bryndan D. Moore, IG: @BeMor

    Bryndan D. Moore is a community builder, producer, and an award winning entrepreneur. Personally committed to creating equitable participation for Black professionals and Black families, Bryndan often serves as a consultant, helping organizations achieve brand and supplier diversity goals and objectives.




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    • 41 min
    Hip-Hop Mashups by Aaron Phillips AKA UltraMag7

    Hip-Hop Mashups by Aaron Phillips AKA UltraMag7

    Hip-Hop is alive, ever evolving, and creative as ever.

    Today’s example comes courtesy a Hip-Hop historian and pop-culture aficionado who is connecting the music we love with visuals that push our enjoyment further.

    Guest: Aaron Phillips, IG: @Ultramag7

    Co-Host: Dr. Maurice Dolberry, Multi-Cultural Education, IG: @MDEduc8r

    Host: Bryndan D. Moore, IG: @BeMor

    Bryndan D. Moore is a community builder, producer, and an award winning entrepreneur. Personally committed to creating equitable participation for Black professionals and Black families, Bryndan often serves as a consultant, helping organizations achieve brand and supplier diversity goals and objectives.

    Join these conversations on SEVEN.community






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    • 36 min
    Blockchain Solutions to Bias in Testing w Dr. Damon Bryant

    Blockchain Solutions to Bias in Testing w Dr. Damon Bryant

    Dismantling racism doesn't happen by simply one self-diagnosing as being "not racist," it requires actively engaging in dismantling systems and processes that are inherently biased according to race, socio-economic status, zip-code etc.   As an example, it's not enough to say "I do not promote the keeping of trash in the full, kitchen trash can," we have to move onto the action steps starting with taking out the trash.  Then we can start to implement systems that prevent the filling of the trash can and signaling to draw attention when needed. I take you around that allegory to explain the premise behind the work Dr. Damon Bryant is advocating.  In order to join the NFL, the NBA, get into graduate  school, or compete for a job, testing is required.  Rightfully so, correct?  If you or your organization needed to fill its ranks with the appropriate type of talent you would need ways to evaluate applicants, I get it. What Dr. Bryant has shown is that the test that many organizations employ are flawed, biased, lack transparency, and in many cases don't actually test for their intended variables.  Simply put, old systems that we have failed to tear down are impacting the trajectory of our families, generation after generation. The good news is that Dr. Brant and his team are confident that employing blockchain technology they can change the game. 

    Take a listen. 

    -Be Moore 



    PS: Play this podcast on Spotify for the option to watch video or simply listen to audio.  

    Join our discussions online in our community, SEVEN. #DEI #BiasinAI #AI #Inherentbias #Equityandinclusion 

    Guest:  Dr. Damon Bryant, Professor and Researcher, Morgan State University Company: Xchainz.io, Strategic Advisor 

    Dr. Bryant is an award winning industrial and organizational psychologist with experience in predictive modeling and artificial intelligence. He has been active in blockchain since 2015 and is certified by the Government Blockchain Association. 

    Co-Host:  Dr. Maurice Dolberry, Multi-Cultural Education 

    Host:  Bryndan D. Moore Bryndan D. Moore is a community builder, producer, and an award winning entrepreneur. Personally committed to creating equitable participation for Black professionals and Black families, Bryndan often serves as a consultant, helping organizations achieve brand and supplier diversity goals and objectives.


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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Mumblesss ,

Podcasting at its Finest!

I stumbled across this podcast while at work looking for a Black Futurist perspective on the issues I see while on the construction jobsite. I would recommend this pod to anyone looking to learn, listen to a good conversation, or is interested in Black Futurism.

Kelle_R ,

Entertaining and Informative

These are the conversations we all need to be having about the future of Black America. S/o to Bryndan and DR. Maurice for breaking down the complexities for us to continue the important conversations with our friends and family.

teamgurk ,

A real listen!

Real issues, real talk, and really entertaining! From injustices to Star Trek! A great listen! Educate yourself!

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