99 episodes

In this show we zone in on African American and Latino empowerment: building economic, political, educational and social power; advocating for health, philanthropy and service; championing racial and social justice; critically analyzing current events and issues from our perspectives. We also spotlight and celebrate our history, (s)heroes, culture, institutions, organizations and events by creating synergies between our communities. We believe that by working together, we will increase our capacity and effectiveness in ushering in a better nation and world.

If you are interested in advancing the empowerment of the African American and Latinx communities, please subscribe and join us twice weekly as Dr. Ramona Houston and her guests get into the zone to explore Black and Brown relations and our journey to empowering our communities.

The Empowerment Zone Dr Ramona Houston

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

In this show we zone in on African American and Latino empowerment: building economic, political, educational and social power; advocating for health, philanthropy and service; championing racial and social justice; critically analyzing current events and issues from our perspectives. We also spotlight and celebrate our history, (s)heroes, culture, institutions, organizations and events by creating synergies between our communities. We believe that by working together, we will increase our capacity and effectiveness in ushering in a better nation and world.

If you are interested in advancing the empowerment of the African American and Latinx communities, please subscribe and join us twice weekly as Dr. Ramona Houston and her guests get into the zone to explore Black and Brown relations and our journey to empowering our communities.

    Book Launch: Fit For The Future - A Guidebook For Nonprofits To Thrive In A Changing World (Volume 1)

    Book Launch: Fit For The Future - A Guidebook For Nonprofits To Thrive In A Changing World (Volume 1)

    Dr. Carolyne Opinde: Empowering NGOs to Build a More Sustainable World —

    Non-governmental organizations, also referred to as NGOs, focus on solving some of the most pressing social challenges facing communities and nations around the world. To successfully execute their social missions, NGOs must build strong infrastructures, consisting of knowledge, processes and resources. The NGO Whisperer Center for Social Impact is focused on just that: empowering NGOs for success.  Join Ramona as she talks to Dr. Carolyne Opinde about her new book Fit For The Future - A Guidebook For Nonprofits To Thrive In A Changing World (Volume 1).  This book explores many of the essential elements that NGOs must put in place to be successful.  Carolyne A. Opinde Dr.h.c. is an award-winning social impact expert, author, speaker and the Founder and CEO of The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact.  Originally from Kenya, Dr. Opinde currently lives in Manchester, United Kingdom.

    • 41 min
    Trailer! Dr. Carolyne Opinde: Empowering NGOs to Build a More Sustainable World

    Trailer! Dr. Carolyne Opinde: Empowering NGOs to Build a More Sustainable World

    Next episode out on Monday, December 25 with guests Dr. Carolyne Opinde

    Book Launch: Fit For The Future - A Guidebook For Nonprofits To Thrive In A Changing World (Volume 1)

    • 1 min
    Mastering Financial Fundamentals

    Mastering Financial Fundamentals

    Dr. Constance Craig-Mason: Preparing individuals for financial well-being — 

    Financial education and literacy is so important to living a financially secure and abundant life, yet so many African Americans and Latinos lack the knowledge they need to create financial success for themselves and their families.  Join Ramona as she talks to Dr. Constance Craig-Mason about how individuals in Black and Brown communities can take steps to master the fundamentals of financial empowerment.  Constance shares strategies for building a prosperous financial future.  As the CEO of Concierge Financial Advisory and an Investment Advisor Representative at Forthright Capital Partners, Dr. Constance Craig-Mason teaches her clients how to manage their money, so they can live the life they want without worrying about money.

    • 36 min
    Dr. Constance Craig-Mason: Preparing individuals for financial well-being

    Dr. Constance Craig-Mason: Preparing individuals for financial well-being

    Next episode out on Monday, December 18 with guests Dr. Constance Craig-Mason

    Mastering Financial Fundamentals

    • 1 min
    How can African Americans expand their power and influence?

    How can African Americans expand their power and influence?

    Melvin M. Coleman: Black Economic Empowerment through Ownership and Control — 

    Since the development of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, African Americans have primarily served as a source of labor in the American and global economy.  This has limited the ability of African Americans to build wealth, which leads to power and influence. Listen to the conversation as Ramona talks to Melvin Coleman about the need for African Americans to move beyond being employees and consumers to being owners of businesses and industries.  Melvin M. Colman is President of the Atlanta Black Chambers and the founder and chief portfolio strategist of Essential Wealth Management, a registered investment advisory firm based in the Atlanta area.  A US Navy veteran, Melvin is originally from Savannah, Georgia, and now makes Atlanta his home.

    • 35 min
    Trailer! Melvin M. Coleman: Black Economic Empowerment through Ownership and Control

    Trailer! Melvin M. Coleman: Black Economic Empowerment through Ownership and Control

    Next episode out on Monday, December 11 with guests Melvin M. Coleman

    How can African Americans expand their power and influence?

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Angela (Simmons College) ,

Challenging “The Mis-Education” of African Americans

It was so refreshing to hear a Professor speak on the importance of teachers, teaching!! Classes about the African American experience, I believe should be taught in elementary school through college. These courses should be taught by African American teachers who can relate to our history and how it has affected their families. So , the first step to correcting the mis-education of African Americans , should be the hiring of more African American teachers. Professor Baskin is a former teacher of mine and I appreciate him being as he stated, “Old Fashion.” He expects and encourages his students to think. He refuses to lower his expectations for anyone and for that I am forever thankful.

MajorFury99 ,

Dr. Ramona brings us all into the light

Dr. Ramona Houston does an amazing job tackling the important issues in our culture today. She has a gift for conversation and it shows in the episodes that she has produced and continues to create. If you want to be a true leader in today’s society, this podcast is a must listen.

Crystal Mullen-Johnson ,

Outstanding

It was easy to making a meaningful
connection with Dr Houston, she was engaging and very knowledgeable. Thank you for the opportunity to be featured as a guest in your podcast.
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