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Hear voices of strength and solidarity, of determination and ambition, of the power of the human spirit. This podcast is the perfect way to stay connected to the immigrant experience around the globe. Hosted by a Nigerian-born immigrant and a Navy veteran in Brooklyn, NY, it brings you stories of courage, strength, and resilience in the face of adversity. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or insight, this podcast is sure to give you a deeper understanding of the immigrant experience.

White Label American Raphael Harry

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

Hear voices of strength and solidarity, of determination and ambition, of the power of the human spirit. This podcast is the perfect way to stay connected to the immigrant experience around the globe. Hosted by a Nigerian-born immigrant and a Navy veteran in Brooklyn, NY, it brings you stories of courage, strength, and resilience in the face of adversity. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or insight, this podcast is sure to give you a deeper understanding of the immigrant experience.

    Ep 166: A Triangulation ft Amir Bey, Grace Nkem, and Obinna Elechi

    Ep 166: A Triangulation ft Amir Bey, Grace Nkem, and Obinna Elechi

    On our latest episode, we have a lineup of three incredible creatives: Amir Bey, Grace Nkem, and Obinna Elechi. They will captivate you with their inspiring stories, starting from their birth cities to their childhood memories and early sources of inspiration. Brace yourself as we take down the artificial walls that confine creativity! Our journey begins in Port Harcourt Nigeria, Tver Russia, New York, and Ann Arbor Michigan, but it doesn't stop there. We explore the boundless world beyond these cities, unraveling the artistic wonders that await.
    If you're eager to witness the brilliance of our guests firsthand, mark your calendars for their exhibit opening at Gallery Particulier in New York City, running from November 30th to January 14th. Trust us, you don't want to miss it! And guess what? I'll be there on opening night, too.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep 165 : Thankful Hearts and TKOs ft Corey Gumbs and Mimi Jacks

    Ep 165 : Thankful Hearts and TKOs ft Corey Gumbs and Mimi Jacks

    On this special Thanksgiving episode of our podcast, we have the privilege of being joined by two incredible guests from Brooklyn and Queens. We are truly grateful for our amazing listeners who make this all possible. At this moment, we want to know what you're thankful for. Our first guest is none other than Mimi Jacks, also known as Improper Mimi, a highly esteemed podcaster and storyteller. Through her podcast, Improper Mimi, she strives to empower women in every area of their lives - whether it's at home, work, or during leisure time. Our second guest is Corey, the visionary behind the Black Podcasters Association.
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    • 52 min
    Ep 164 -No-Degree Paths to Success: A Conversation with Jonaed Iqbal

    Ep 164 -No-Degree Paths to Success: A Conversation with Jonaed Iqbal

     I am thrilled to present the second part of my conversation with Jonaed Iqbal, the founder of NoDegree.com and NoDegree Podcast. Join us as we delve deeper into Jonaed's incredible journey from being the "good immigrant kid" to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Discover how he empowers his clients to pursue their dreams and passions while achieving their career goals. Our conversation takes us through the bustling streets of New York and the vibrant culture of Bangladesh. We also explore Jonaed's love for music and food, as well as the inspirations and challenges that have shaped his path. To connect with Jonaed, check out the links below. Stay tuned for Jonaed's return, where we will dive into his experiences with wrestling and his entrepreneurial ventures in the world of podcasting.
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    • 46 min
    Ep 163 - Immigrant Odyssey: Thriving in Unexpected Career Avenues ft Jonaed Iqbal

    Ep 163 - Immigrant Odyssey: Thriving in Unexpected Career Avenues ft Jonaed Iqbal

    In this episode, titled "Immigrant Odyssey: Thriving in Unexpected Career Avenues", Raphael, engages in a dynamic conversation with guest Jonaed Iqbal, founder of Nodegree.com and the Nodegree podcast. Join us as we unpack the empowering narratives of immigrants and redefine paths to success.
     


    In this engaging episode, we delve into various captivating topics such as the significance of family in Bangladesh, unforgettable childhood moments, the multifaceted role of sports beyond mere entertainment, and the study-oriented approach enforced upon immigrants and children of immigrants by their parents. Our discussion is filled with laughter and intriguing insights that you won't want to miss.
     
    To connect with Jonaed, reach out to him on LinkedIn and let him know that you're a dedicated listener of White Label American. Jonaed frequently hosts LinkedIn talks, providing excellent networking opportunities. So be sure to tune in whenever he goes live.



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    • 47 min
    Ep 162: Celebrating Global Blackness: An Afros & Audio Festival Testimony ft Corey Gumbs & Weyu Hodge

    Ep 162: Celebrating Global Blackness: An Afros & Audio Festival Testimony ft Corey Gumbs & Weyu Hodge

    We kicking off November with a recap of our time in Baltimore at the 5th Afros and Audio Podcasting Festival. There's a question for you at the bottom.
    Corey and Weyu (and me too) had the opportunity to attend the 5th Afros & Audio Podcast Festival in Baltimore. In this episode, they will be sharing their key takeaways, personal testimonies, and valuable advice for future participants. Let's dive in and discover what this festival has to offer!
    Attending the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival proved to be an enlightening experience for Corey and Weyu. They were able to connect with like-minded individuals and immerse themselves in the world of podcasting. The festival provided a platform for black podcasters of all backgrounds to come together, share insights, and learn from industry experts. One of the major takeaways for Corey and Weyu was the immense value of networking. They had the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow podcasters, industry professionals, and potential collaborators. Building these connections not only expanded their network but also opened doors to new opportunities for growth and collaboration.
    Additionally, Corey and Weyu were impressed by the diverse range of workshops and panel discussions offered at the festival. They attended sessions on topics like podcast monetization, audio editing techniques, and effective storytelling. These informative sessions provided them with valuable knowledge and practical strategies that they could apply to their own podcasting journey.
     Based on their experience, Corey and Weyu have some advice for future participants of the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival. Lastly, Corey and Weyu encourage participants to embrace the spirit of learning and open-mindedness. The Afros & Audio Podcast Festival offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and fellow podcasters with diverse perspectives. Being open to new ideas, embracing constructive feedback, and continuously seeking knowledge will contribute to personal and professional growth in the podcasting realm.
     
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    Reflecting on the discussion, what are some key insights you gained about the podcasting industry and community? How can creators support each other and navigate the challenges they face?
     
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    Ep 161: Rethinking Interpretations: Examining the Bible, LGBTQ+ Rights, and African Spirituality ft Rev Jide Macaulay

    Ep 161: Rethinking Interpretations: Examining the Bible, LGBTQ+ Rights, and African Spirituality ft Rev Jide Macaulay

     Reverend Jide Macaulay is a remarkable individual who has experienced a transformative journey of self-discovery and faith. Growing up in a conservative Christian family, Reverend Macaulay had to confront his own truth as a gay man and face the challenging consequences that followed. The revelation of his sexuality shattered his understanding of his religious upbringing, leaving him with numerous unanswered questions and a profound sense of turmoil. In his quest for answers, Reverend Macaulay embarked on a deeply introspective journey, seeking to reconcile his faith and his sexuality. This transformative process of self-acceptance and self-love eventually led to his rebirth, which became a significant aspect of his identity. Through his struggles, he began to question whether God could truly love him just as he was, and if there were Christian spaces where he could authentically be himself. In his pursuit for reconciliation and understanding, Reverend Macaulay embarked on a mission to create a bridge between faith and LGBTQ+ individuals. Inspired by his own journey, he became an advocate for inclusivity, acceptance, and love within religious communities. With unwavering conviction, he firmly believes that God loves him just as he is, breaking through the barriers of prejudice and discrimination. Today, as an esteemed reverend, Reverend Jide Macaulay continues to challenge societal norms while actively promoting the message of love and acceptance. Through his work, he strives to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals within the Christian faith. His inspiring story serves as a beacon of hope for those seeking both spiritual fulfillment and self-acceptance, reminding us all of the power of faith, resilience, and the unwavering belief in God's love.
    Tune in as Reverend Jide Macaulay and I engage in a thought-provoking conversation about the power of understanding, acceptance, and the need for open dialogue. Stay tuned for the full episode, and remember to check out the accompanying videos on our Patreon.
    Let's dive into this important discussion together. Let us know what you thought about this episode.
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

MalaZen ,

Story of an immigrant or two

A must listen podcast . There is something to learn from every guest. I love this podcast because of its very diverse stories . It teaches us that we are not that different after all . highly recommended .

JenW314 ,

Great storytelling!

I enjoyed this podcast and the unique guests featured. Great storytelling!

Mulemwa S ,

Informative ,inspirational and entertaining

An exceptional podcast a must listen. Every time I listen to a new episode, I am left feeling enlighted and inspired—great job to Raphael for the diversity of the show.

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