29 episodes

My Umi said shine your light for the world to see" Moms of celebrity children, star athletes and over achievers chat with the Mom of famed rapper and hip hop cultural icon Mos Def. 

The inspiration behind the track Umi Says from his 1999 Album "Black on Both Sides" Sheron Smith-bey aka Umi, and the Moms share stories and philosophy's that nurtured and inspired the their children to be the best they could be.

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

My Umi said shine your light for the world to see" Moms of celebrity children, star athletes and over achievers chat with the Mom of famed rapper and hip hop cultural icon Mos Def. 

The inspiration behind the track Umi Says from his 1999 Album "Black on Both Sides" Sheron Smith-bey aka Umi, and the Moms share stories and philosophy's that nurtured and inspired the their children to be the best they could be.

    Snakes Everywhere

    Snakes Everywhere

    Umi and her guest Sharon Palmer share stories of keeping an eye on their kids as they develop their talent and shoot for their dreams. Agents and managers are not your friends and you can't take your eyes off them for a minute. The mother of Keke Palmer also talks about good advice she got from another famous mom that she didn't know was good advice at the time. 

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    • 43 min
    I Call Him Anthony

    I Call Him Anthony

    Umi sits down with Joyce Payne mother of Actor, Director Carl Payne of the Cosby show, Martin currently Nickelodeon's Young Dylan. The two talk about a young Carl Payne, Health and Wellness and Miss Joyce got a lil sumthin sumthin going on as well. Enjoy!

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    • 55 min
    Like Old Friends

    Like Old Friends

    Our own Umi Says, mother of Yasiin Bey talks with Neicy Tribbett mother of gospel artist Tye Tribbett. They talk raising sons and being mothers. Much respect and lots of love in this episode of the Umi Says Podcast.

     

     

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    • 48 min
    I Cast My Bread Out on the Water

    I Cast My Bread Out on the Water

    In this weeks episode Umi has a wonderful conversation with Diane Arnold mother of Zenay and Tichina Arnold. You may recognize the latter as one of the stars of the TV show Martin. You won't be surprised she was talented and funny as a child and everyone knew it. Enjoy!

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    • 49 min
    For Katherine

    For Katherine

    Umi talks with Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson and Marlon Jackson in a tribute to their mother Katherine Jackson. 

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    • 36 min
    Juanita Sealy WIlliams

    Juanita Sealy WIlliams

    Mother of Poet Saul Williams

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jimmie Howard ,

Fun to listen to

I enjoyed listening in on episode 2 where intimate family stories were shared. It was cool to get the mother’s perspectives on things. It really provides the world with more understanding and insight related to the childhood experiences and family values that molded these hip hop icons. Great poem shared at the end too!

GypsyCulture ,

Exactly What We Needed

This is an amazing podcast that is so urgently needed even more. Bringing out the power of Black Mamahood! Enjoyed the stories and look forward to what’s to come from Umi Says!

DrRenee ,

Umi Says

Umi has said so many things already in episode 1. I am very excited to hear more teachings from these wise women. This podcast is going to be very motivational and inspirational to many people who hear it.

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