26 episodes

The Red Diamond Report Podcast discusses life issues, overcoming obstacles, sports and how sports and life intersect.

The Red Diamond Report Podcast Wilton Charles Jackson

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The Red Diamond Report Podcast discusses life issues, overcoming obstacles, sports and how sports and life intersect.

    Kelsey Nelson: Discusses Commanders, Wizards and More

    Kelsey Nelson: Discusses Commanders, Wizards and More

    Wilton sits down with Kelsey Nicole Nelson, an award-winning freelance sports reporter, event host, media professor and marketing specialist from Washington D.C.Kelsey is no stranger to hard work as it is evident with the many roles she contributes to in the media industry. A graduate of The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Kelsey’s journey in the media has been nonstop. But, she prefers it that way.She has appeared on numerous TV, digital and radio outlets such as Bally Sports doing NBA coverage, FOX Sports 1340AM, the Washington Commanders digital shows, the Big East Conference as a sideline reporter, NBC’s Sports Brother From Another as well hosting her own podcast, Listen In With KNN, and much more.Sit back and get ready to listen as Kelsey discusses her love for basketball, how she manages her time to fulfill her goals and obligations. She also dives into what the Wizards will look like in the upcoming season as well as breaking down key factors needed for the Commanders’ success in the 2023 NFL season and more.

    • 29 min
    The RDR Report: Mike Patton Breaks Down the NFL's AFC South, More

    The RDR Report: Mike Patton Breaks Down the NFL's AFC South, More

    Wilton sat down with Mike Patton, a freelance journalist of numerous outlets and host of the Touring the AFC South Podcast. Patton lives in Nashville and is a heavy consumer of the NFL, the AFC South division in general and the Tennessee Titans specifically.

    Sit back and get ready to listen as he breaks down and projects the outlook for the AFC South in the 2023 NFL season, top NFL moves in free agency, the impact of Nikola Jokic in the NBA, being a girl dad and more.

    • 30 min
    The RDR Report: Mia Berry Discusses Reporting on HBCUs, HBCU Culture And More

    The RDR Report: Mia Berry Discusses Reporting on HBCUs, HBCU Culture And More

    Wilton sat down with Mia Berry, a senior HBCU reporter for ESPN’s Andscape.

    Berry attended Notre Dame as a first-generation college student. She honed her sports journalism skills through multiple internships and reporting experiences at the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Detroit Free Press prior to joining ESPN. While Berry did not attend a HBCU, the Detroit native has roots within the HBCU landscape.

    In fact, during the episode, Berry dives into how reporting on the HBCU beat often goes beyond a team’s record of wins and losses and examines the culture, history and tradition that are deeply embedded within the institutions.

    Sit back and get ready to listen as she discusses her introduction to HBCU culture, the role of HBCU culture in her storytelling, what Big Sean means to Detroit as well as the top football teams to win the SWAC and MEAC and more.

    • 42 min
    Being Authentically "YOU" With Confidence

    Being Authentically "YOU" With Confidence

    Wilton sat down with Ariassa Wilson, a confidence coach who helps and empowers people to seek out their purpose. But, as you will soon find out from Coach Rees, finding your purpose is not an easy, one-step process. She believes purpose lies at the intersection of being and becoming.

    Beyond helping people from all areas of life, she is the founder of “YOU-ISH”, the platforms she uses to help people find their confidence. She also has years of coaching experience in women’s basketball, skills development and playing on the hardwood.

    Sit back and get ready to listen as Rees discusses navigating your purpose, building confidence, showing up authentically “YOU”, expressing the need for more Black coaches in women’s college basketball, some of her favorite WNBA players and more.

    • 39 min
    Angel Reyes-Muñiz, Mexican National Basketball Player, Joins the Show

    Angel Reyes-Muñiz, Mexican National Basketball Player, Joins the Show

    Wilton sits down with Angel Reyes-Muñiz, the first Mexican basketball player from New York City to play for the Mexican national team. Reyes is a true hooper at heart and a student of the game. But his journey as a player—one that is still evolving—goes beyond the hardwood. The Bronx native became the first person to graduate in his family in September 2022 when he earned an associate degree from Rockland Community College. He credits his mom as his biggest inspiration to keep striving for more and not giving up on his dreams.

     As he continues to build on his hoop dreams, Reyes has multiple years of college eligibility remaining. His goal is to land with a program that will position him to one day get a chance to play in the NBA. It helps that he has relationships with former legends like Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Kyrie Irving to help him navigate the process. Sit back and get ready to listen as he dives into his hoop dreams, the lessons he learned on the courts in NYC, his relationship with his mom, the international growth among the NBA and some of his previous and recent brand collaborations away from the court. 

    • 25 min
    Jeff Lightsy Jr. Joins the RDR Podcast

    Jeff Lightsy Jr. Joins the RDR Podcast

    Wilton sat down with Jeff Lightsy Jr., a sports reporter and host for 35KY Sports Show and Victory Formation in Louisville, Kentucky. While Jeff honed his journalism skills at Western Kentucky, he was immersed in sports as a child and started finding interest in journalism in high school while doing blogs on athletes close to him. From those beginnings, Jeff now highlights and weighs in on the University of Louisville sports, HBCU sports and the latest national headlines in sports.

    Sit back and get ready to listen as he discusses his journey into sports journalism, how his late grandmother piqued his interest in basketball, why the Nuggets will win the 2023 NBA Finals, HBCU culture along with his top five HBCU marching bands and more.

    • 43 min

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