39 episodes

About the Podcast: "TonyTidbit: A Black Executive Perspective" offers a deep dive into the corporate world through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hosted by Tony Franklin, aka Tony Tidbit, this podcast shines a light on vital conversations around race, leadership, and diversity, fostering understanding and change.

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Meet Your Host: Tony Franklin has over three decades of corporate experience and provides transformative insights into diversity and inclusion, making each episode a journey of learning and empowerment.

Why You Should Listen:
- Diverse Perspectives: Insights from a variety of voices on challenges and triumphs in the corporate sphere.
-Action-Oriented: Practical advice for advocating equity and allyship in the workplace.
- Educational & Empathetic: A focus on empathy and education to drive impactful change.

What to Expect: #BEPpodcast brings powerful transformations, empowering voices, addressing barriers, and delving into topics reshaping Corporate America. It's a platform uniting diverse voices and making a significant impact.

Stay Connected:
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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

About the Podcast: "TonyTidbit: A Black Executive Perspective" offers a deep dive into the corporate world through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Hosted by Tony Franklin, aka Tony Tidbit, this podcast shines a light on vital conversations around race, leadership, and diversity, fostering understanding and change.

https://ablackexec.com

Meet Your Host: Tony Franklin has over three decades of corporate experience and provides transformative insights into diversity and inclusion, making each episode a journey of learning and empowerment.

Why You Should Listen:
- Diverse Perspectives: Insights from a variety of voices on challenges and triumphs in the corporate sphere.
-Action-Oriented: Practical advice for advocating equity and allyship in the workplace.
- Educational & Empathetic: A focus on empathy and education to drive impactful change.

What to Expect: #BEPpodcast brings powerful transformations, empowering voices, addressing barriers, and delving into topics reshaping Corporate America. It's a platform uniting diverse voices and making a significant impact.

Stay Connected:
Follow @ablackexec on social media for insights and visit ablackexec.com for updates and additional content.

Listen & Subscribe:
"TonyTidbit: A Black Executive Perspective" is available on:
Apple Podcasts: https://ablackexec.com/apple
Spotify: https://ablackexec.com/spotify
YouTube Podcasts: https://ablackexec.com/youtube
Other Platforms: https://ablackexec.com/listen

Join us in transforming the narrative on race, leadership, and diversity in Corporate America. Your participation matters!

#BEPpodcast #TonyTidbit #CorporateDiversity #Inclusion #Leadership #RaceInCorporate #DiversityMatters #DEI

This podcast uses analytics and growth tools from Podder, Chartable, Podsights, and Podcorn.

    Voices of the African Diaspora Stories Across Continents

    Voices of the African Diaspora Stories Across Continents

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    Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Voices of the African Diaspora Stories Across Continents
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    In this powerful episode of the Black Executive Perspective podcast hosts Tony Tidbit
    and Chris P. Reed engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Niyi
    Coker, a renowned professor at San Diego State University. The discussion spans
    the rich history of the African diaspora, shedding light on unknown stories
    like Ota Benga’s harrowing experience at the Bronx Zoo and Miriam Makeba's
    influential role in the anti-apartheid movement. Emphasizing the importance of
    an Afrocentric perspective in education and storytelling, the episode
    underscores the significant contributions of Africans globally. Additionally,
    the hosts introduce the L.E.S.S. acronym - Listen, Empathy, Share, and Stop
    Discrimination - highlighting its importance in fostering an inclusive and
    equitable society. They also encourage listener engagement, promote diversity,
    equity, and inclusion (DEI), with Dr. Nsenga Burton, and provide details on
    their next intriguing episode, 'Beyond the Pages: The Evolution of Code and
    Magazine.' Follow the show on social media for updates and don't forget to
    leave a review or questions for future guests.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00 The Shocking Tale of Ota Benga
    00:00 Introduction to a Dark History
    00:47 Introducing 'A Black Executive Perspective' Podcast
    01:14 Exploring Africa's Rich Diaspora with Dr. Niyi Coker
    01:35 Introducing Dr. Niyi Coker
    01:55 Dr. Coker's Background and Achievements
    03:38 Dr. Coker's Journey and Insights
    04:35 Unveiling the Untold African Diaspora in Mexico
    04:48 African Influence in Mexico
    09:13 Ota Benga: A Tragic Story
    09:43 The Bronx Zoo Incident
    17:28 Impact of Darwin's Theory
    19:59 Scientific Racism and Its Legacy
    20:38 Unpacking the Ota Benga Documentary
    22:55 The Role of Religion in Oppression
    24:44 The Struggle for Recognition in Education and History
    28:07 The Misuse of Science in Justifying Racism
    29:56 The Role of Language and Religion in Colonialism
    36:54 Revisiting the Concept of Civilizing 'Savages'
    38:46 Unveiling Historical Atrocities: The Church's Role in Slavery
    39:42 Colonial Exploits in Africa: A Legacy of Division and Control.
    40:50 The Role of Cannons in Colonial Territories
    41:27 Rationalizing the Indefensible
    42:07 Colonization and Its Impact on African Communities
    43:01 Africanized Catholicism in the Diaspora
    44:53 The Power of Water in African Religions
    46:00 The Influence of African Spirituals on Modern Music
    47:15 Miriam Makeba: A Voice for Freedom and Unity
    48:28 Miriam Makeba: The Voice Against Apartheid
    51:17 The Struggle and Legacy of Miriam Makeba
    53:42 The Impact of African Heritage on Global Culture
    58:09 Empowering Future Generations: The Importance of an Africa-Centered Perspective
    58:22 The Importance of an Africa-Centered Perspective
    01:03:02 The Africa World Documentary Film Festival: Celebrating African Stories
    01:04:29 The Impact of Language and Documentary Films
    01:06:30 Closing Thoughts and Call to Action
    01:08:34 Challenging the Status Quo: The Need for Inclusivity in Education
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Illusion of Power: Challenges Faced by Black Women Executives

    The Illusion of Power: Challenges Faced by Black Women Executives

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    Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/the-illusion-of-power-challenges-faced-by-black-women-executives
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    This episode from 'A Black Executive Perspective' podcast features Sonja Hayes McNaughton, Founder, and CEO of Discovering Eden, discussing the unique challenges faced by Black
    women in leadership roles within corporate America. Hosted by Tony Tidbit, the
    show touches upon critical issues like intersectionality, tokenism,
    microaggressions, and the disproportionate hurdles encountered due to race and
    gender in the workplace. The discussion highlights the lack of support and
    resources allocated to Black women executives compared to their counterparts,
    emphasizing the need for genuine diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
    within organizations. By sharing her journey and the inception of her company
    aimed at empowering high-achieving women of color, McNaughton offers insights
    on navigating corporate structures, advocating for systemic change, and the
    importance of servant leadership. Additionally, the episode calls for action to
    address these systemic issues for a more equitable corporate culture.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00:Introduction to Black Executive Perspectives
    00:41: Launching the Podcast: A Safe Space for Race Discussions
    01:46: Spotlight on Sonja Hayes McNaughton: Overcoming Challenges as a Black Woman Leader.
    03:48: Discovering Eden: Empowering Women of Color in Leadership.
    05:43: Personal Journey: From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship.
    07:34: The Impact of Family and Early Life on Leadership.
    09:30: Confronting Racial Challenges in the Workplace.
    16:32: Exploring Intersectionality and Its Impact on Black Women Leaders.
    29:08: Navigating Leadership as the Only Person of Color.
    33:10: Navigating Workplace Dynamics as a Black Woman Leader.
    34:07: The Impact of Undermined Leadership and Team Dynamics.
    35:30: Microaggressions and Their Subtle Effects.
    37:28: Defining Micro and Macroaggressions in the Workplace.
    39:46: The Role of Allies and Support in Leadership.
    47:42: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Diversity.
    51:14: Final Thoughts and Advice for Black Women Executives.
    55:25: Understanding DEI and Its Importance.
    01:02:54: Closing Remarks and Future Episodes Preview.
    🔗 Resources Links and resources mentioned in this episode: https://discoveryoureden.com/
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Wilmington's Lie Reckoning: Addressing Historical Injustices

    Wilmington's Lie Reckoning: Addressing Historical Injustices

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    Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective Podcast ! Today, we're discussing .🎙️ Dr. Nsenga Burden discusses the significant role of Wilmington, North Carolina in civil rights and social justice activism, focusing on the 1898 coup and its effects. She highlights the importance of the Black press in advocating for and informing the Black community. The conversation touches on pressing issues faced by Black executives today, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), anti-Black and anti-Brown racism, and the upcoming election. Dr. Burden emphasizes the need for fact-based information and critical thinking to address these challenges. The conversation explores the importance of the black press in advocating for and supporting black Americans throughout history. It highlights the role of the black press in providing information, advocating for civil rights, and creating generational wealth. The conversation also touches on the Wilmington 10, a group of civil rights activists falsely convicted in Wilmington, North Carolina, and the need for reparations for the descendants of those affected by the massacre. The importance of demanding reparations and recognizing the contributions of black Americans is emphasized.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Welcome
    08:37: The Role of Wilmington, NC in Civil Rights and Social Justice Activism
    16:22: The Unknown Story of Wilmington's Lie
    36:02: The Wilmington 10 and the Need for Reparations
    44:03: Reparations and Recognition for Historical Injustices
    50:03: Demanding Compensation for Black Americans' Contributions
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    • 56 min
    Innovation & Inclusion: The Black Wolf App Story with Kerry King Brown

    Innovation & Inclusion: The Black Wolf App Story with Kerry King Brown

    Episode Title:Innovation & Inclusion: The Black Wolf App Story with Kerry King Brown
    Episode Audio Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tonytidbit-a-black-executive-perspective/id1706448475
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    Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective Podcast ! In this episode, were joined by Kerry King Brown, the innovative creator behind Black Wolf App, a trailblazing ride-sharing platform that integrates advanced security measures to redefine safety and trust in transportation. Kerry shares his journey, from his early years and significant military experience to the challenges and triumphs of launching Black Wolf App. He delves into the entrepreneurial journey and the fundamental goal of providing users with a safer ride-sharing experience, underscoring his dedication to improving safety across the board.🎙️
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00 Introduction and Partnership with COVDM Magazine
    01:09 Guest Introduction: Kerry King Brown
    04:08 Reason for Coming on the Podcast
    05:16 Creating a Safe Space for Authentic Conversations
    06:01 Early Years and Passion for Safety
    07:27 Relationship with Siblings
    09:49 Motivation to Join the Military
    10:41 Getting Started in the Security Industry
    12:32 Different Aspects of Security
    23:29 Building a Reputation and Brand
    27:04 Creation of Black Wolf App
    28:30 The Development and Promotion of the Black Wolf App
    29:22 Viral Success and Media Attention
    31:24 Celebrity Endorsements and Interest
    34:07 Challenges and Negative Publicity
    39:26 Targeted by a Reporter
    46:42 The Importance of Spirituality and Faith
    49:29 Future Plans for the Black Wolf App
    51:19 Advice for Entrepreneurs
    55:14 Final Thoughts and Closing Remarks
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    • 58 min
    Facing Racial F.E.A.R.S-Conversation for Change

    Facing Racial F.E.A.R.S-Conversation for Change

    Episode Title: Facing Racial F.E.A.R.S-Conversation for Change
    Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/facing-racial-f-ears-conversation-for-change
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    Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective Podcast ! Today, Tony Tidbit discusses the topic of racial fear and how it divides us and hinders personal growth. The conversation explores the roots and impact of racial fears, the stereotypes they foster, and strategies to break down these barriers.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00 Introduction: Overcoming Racial Fears
    10:24 False Evidence Appearing Real: Challenging Stereotypes
    31:13 Challenging Stereotypes: Merit and Opportunity
    42:56 The Power of Knowledge
    51:42 The Impact of Words and Media
    01:02:28 The Fear of Becoming a Minority
    01:10:15 Everybody looked at me
    01:18:21 Talking to children about race
    01:26:17 The role of white individuals in combating racism
    01:34:05 Confronting racist behavior
    01:42:19 Overcoming racial fear
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Love and Happiness? Interracial Couples Share their Stories

    Love and Happiness? Interracial Couples Share their Stories

    Episode Title: Love and Happiness? Interracial Couples Share their Stories
    Episode Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/love-and-happiness-interracial-couples-share-their-stories
    Hello and welcome to A Black Executive Perspective ! 🎙️In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective podcast, parents of biracial children share their perspectives on race and identity. They discuss their motivations for participating in the podcast and the importance of having conversations about race. The parents also share their personal experiences with discrimination and the challenges they faced growing up in different environments. They talk about the cultural shock and identity issues they encountered, as well as the impact of interracial relationships on their families. The parents emphasize the importance of exposure and conversations in promoting understanding and acceptance. This conversation explores the experiences and challenges faced by individuals in interracial relationships and their biracial children. The guests discuss the importance of not letting society dictate their identity and the need to resist the pressure to choose between racial identities. They share personal stories of microaggressions and the impact it has on their lives. The conversation also highlights the need for open and honest conversations about race and the importance of exposure to different cultures and experiences. The guests provide advice for individuals in interracial relationships and raising biracial children, emphasizing the importance of love, confidence, and open communication.
    ▶︎ In This Episode Having conversations about race is important to promote understanding and acceptance.Growing up in different environments can lead to cultural shock and identity issues.Interracial relationships can challenge family expectations and lead to conversations about race.Exposure to different cultures and experiences is crucial in breaking down stereotypes and promoting empathy.
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    • 1 hr

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TonyTidbit Brings the Truth from A Black Executive Perspective

ABEP podcast is Excellent. What gets shared is relevant and clearly stated by Tony and all his guests. There is a good use of data and historical references to back up statements. You’ll get out a lot out of the conversations if you’re here to learn and grow!

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A must listen

Each episode lends a great conversation between professionals. Real issues affecting people of color in the workplace and society that EVERYONE should be aware of.

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Powerful Conversations on Race

Tony draws on his personal experience as an executive and on current research to discuss timely questions regarding race and business in an open thoughtful manner. U.S. and global companies serious about a commitment to ethical success need occupants of the C suites and board members to honestly engage with the issues Tony raises regarding the ongoing history of explicit and implicit racism.

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