44 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:
Follow @ablackexec on social media for insights and visit ablackexec.com for updates and additional content.

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

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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.

    Need To Know With Dr. Nsenga Burton-Fearless Fund

    Need To Know With Dr. Nsenga Burton-Fearless Fund

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    Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Need To Know With Dr. Nsenga Burton-Fearless Fund
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    In this episode of 'Need to Know with Nsenga' on Black Executive Perspective, Dr.Nsenga Burton discusses the Federal Appeals Court's decision to block the Fearless Fund from issuing grants exclusively to Black women. She highlights the systemic barriers Black women face in entrepreneurship despite their impressive contributions and statistics. Dr. Burton explains the need for specialized support like the Fearless Fund and shares insights on the broader implications of these legal setbacks on marginalized communities striving for equal opportunities in business.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction to Need to Know with Dr. Nsenga Burton.00:22: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Fearless Fund.00:51: Statistics on Black Women Entrepreneurs.01:46: Challenges Faced by Black Women Entrepreneurs.03:22: The Role of the Fearless Fund.04:17: Systemic Disparities and the Need for Support.06:33: Personal Reflections and Call to Action.07:28 Conclusion and Next Week.
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    • 7 min
    Murdered by America: The Tragic Story of Roger Fortson

    Murdered by America: The Tragic Story of Roger Fortson

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    Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/Murdered by America: The Tragic Story of Roger Fortson
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    In this episode of A Black Executive Perspective Podcast hosts Tony Tidbit and Chris
    P. Reed discusses the tragic death of Roger Fortson, a 23-year-old Black Airman
    fatally shot by police. Joined by Brad Bowling, president of Code M Magazine,
    they delve into the systemic issues of police brutality and racial profiling.
    The conversation highlights the profound loss of Fortson, the impact on his
    family and community, and the need for societal change. They also emphasize the
    importance of empathy training for police officers and call for community
    action and legislative changes to prevent future tragedies.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction: The Tragic Case of Roger Fortson00:46: Welcome to the Black Executive Perspective Podcast01:32: Discussing the Article 'Murdered by America'03:19: Brad Bowling's Perspective on Roger Fortson's Story04:34: The Systemic Issues of Police Brutality09:19: The Impact on Roger Fortson's Family14:31: The Broader Implications of Racial Profiling26:33: The Mental Health Toll on Black Families30:50: The Incident: From Noise Complaint to Tragedy31:34: Fear and Racial Bias in Policing32:31: Public Reaction and Media Coverage35:04: The Impact on the Community37:02: Roger Fortson's Legacy and Potential39:47: Calls for Change and Empathy Training42:33: The Role of Media and Journalists50:52 Final Thoughts and Call to Action
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    • 58 min
    57 Years after Loving v. Virginia: Fathers in Interracial Marriages Speak Out.

    57 Years after Loving v. Virginia: Fathers in Interracial Marriages Speak Out.

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    Episode Audio Link: https://podcast.ablackexec.com/episode/interracial-marriage-insights-fathers-reflect-57-years-after-loving-v-virginia
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    In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective Podcast, host Tony Tidbit discusses
    the complexities of interracial marriage, 57 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia. Featuring guests Brian Stern, Shawn Norville, and Robert Townes, the episode delves into personal experiences, public discrimination, navigating children's identity issues, and confronting racial microaggressions. The episode also highlights the importance of empathy, understanding, and resilience in interracial relationships today, while offering practical advice on preparing children for a diverse world.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Personal Experiences00:49: Podcast Introduction and Background01:30: Historical Context: Loving v. Virginia02:39: Discussion on Interracial Relationships04:11: Guest Introductions and Backgrounds05:25: Challenges and Perspectives on Interracial Marriages07:56: Navigating Public Perception and Discrimination11:42: Personal Stories and Reflections29:59: Navigating Sensitivity and Awareness30:27: Overcoming Social Challenges in Interracial Relationships31:09: Building Confidence and Resilience32:42: Parental Concerns and Children's Experiences37:27: Cultural Integration and Education47:43: Addressing Outrageous Situations and Microaggressions55:35: Final Thoughts and Reflections
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Truth Behind Church Crisis and Police Response

    The Truth Behind Church Crisis and Police Response

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    In this episode of the Black Executive Perspective podcast, hosts Tony Tidbit and Chris P. Reed discuss the harrowing incident at Jesus Dwelling Place Church in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, where a gunman attempted to shoot the pastor during a service. The timely intervention by church members prevented a tragedy, but the delayed police response raised questions about emergency services in the community. Pastor Glenn Germany joins the hosts to recount the incident, the bravery of the congregants, and the emotional aftermath. Despite limited resources, they discuss the church's efforts to support the community. The episode ends with a call to action for listeners to help the church and the importance of empathy, sharing, and stopping discrimination.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 1.     00:00 Introduction and Police Response
    2.     00:48 Welcome to the Podcast
    3.     01:05 Shoutouts and Acknowledgements
    4.     01:43 Incident at Jesus Dwelling Place Church
    5.     02:38 Interview with Pastor Glenn Germany
    6.     03:16 Church Background and Community
    7.     05:29 Service Structure and Philosophy
    8.     09:45 The Day of the Incident
    9.     12:41 Confrontation with the Gunman
    10.27:01 Police Response and Aftermath
    11.31:46 Lack of Police Support
    12.32:53 Reflecting on the Incident
    13.34:19 Community and Police Response
    14.36:03 Mental and Emotional Impact
    15.39:58 Seeking Support and Resources
    16.44:32 Call to Action for Help
    17.50:09 Final Thoughts and Gratitude
    18.54:43 Tony's Tidbit and Need to Know with Nsenga
    19.01:05:56 Closing Remarks and Call to Action
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Public Views on Race: Analysis and Discussion

    Public Views on Race: Analysis and Discussion

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    In this episode of 'A Black Executive Perspective' podcast, hosted by Tony Tidbit, the
    conversation centers around Michele Norris’s book, 'Our Hidden Conversations:
    What Americans Really Think About Race and Identity. Tony, joined by producer
    JJ Dionisio explores race-related perspectives collected on postcards from over half a
    million Americans. The episode discusses the importance of understanding,
    empathy, and communication regarding race, highlighting various personal
    stories and reflections shared throughout the book. Additionally, Dr. Nsenga
    Burton addresses dominant ideologies and recent sexist comments by Kansas City
    Chiefs player Harrison Butker. The show underscores the necessity of confronting
    and discussing racial issues openly.
    ▶︎ In This Episode 00:00: Introduction and Host's Background
    00:25: Podcast Overview and Special Thanks
    01:10: Shoutout to Partners and Personal Anecdotes
    02:12: Introduction to Michele Norris's Book
    03:50: Exploring Michele Norris's Insights on Race
    07:44: The Postcard Project: Gathering Thoughts on Race
    09:11: Reading and Reflecting on Postcard Responses
    19:43: Reflecting on Childhood Regrets
    20:15: Personal Stories on Race and Identity
    23:06: Understanding Different Perspectives
    25:10: Insights from Michele Norris's Book
    31:54: Generational Shifts in Views on Race
    33:30 Weekly: Spotlight Need to Know: Dominant Ideologies
    41:14 Tony's Tidbit: Embracing LESS
    43:02: Closing Remarks and Call to Action
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    • 44 min
    Voices of the African Diaspora Stories Across Continents

    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

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

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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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