Podcast by TheHBCUNation


  • Black Wall Street with special guest, Mr. Warren Thompson

    04/04/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    Warren Thompson, president and chairman of Thompson Hospitality Corporation. Serving more than 65 Fortune 100 companies, large universities and hospitals, Thompson Hospitality Corporation is the largest minority-owned food service and facilities management company in the United States. Thompson has been recognized for his success in business and contributions to the community, and he has received many honors, including the Humanitarian Award from the Congressional Black Caucus. He has also been named CEO of the Year by Smart CEO and Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black MBA Association. This event is hosted by the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame; The Black Inventors Hall of Fame; The Black Tennis Hall of Fame; The University of Tulsa’s Chevron Multicultural Resource Center and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; The Atlanta Black Chambers; Black Excellence Alliance; Reconnect Tech; and Dale Caldwell Foundation

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Kijana Nix to It's Easy Son

    30/03/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    "As we continue with the celebration of Women's Month, Gerald Hector welcomes to the podcast Dr. Kijana Nix. Listen in as she shares her journey growing up in Jamaica, transitioning to the United States and excelling in the field of pediatric medicine. What is impressive is her journey of academic excellence, highlighted by her love for serving others through medicine and wellness. If it is from seeing young people in a neighborhood backyard, or going on a mission trip to Africa and the Caribbean, she shares her perspective on how to give back and pay it forward for the rest of society. Her journey is truly inspirational as noted by her awards and recognitions from multiple groups and agencies both in Jamaica and the United States. Tune in and enjoy as she provides words of wisdom and grace for us all to view our stations in life differently.

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to It's Easy Son, Mr. Wolde Harris

    25/03/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    This week, Gerald Hector welcomes to It's Easy Son, Mr. Wolde Harris. A soccer standout from his days in Jamaica at the primary/preparatory and secondary school levels, to his amazing college soccer exploits at Clemson University, and on to his professional career playing professional soccer for several MLS teams, and representing Jamaica at each age group. A 2017 Hall of Fame inductee student athlete at Clemson University, where he held or still holds several records, Mr. Harris shares his journey from growing up in Jamaica and the influence of his parents, family, coaches and others on his grounding, and love for the game of soccer. His father is Trevor "Jumpy" Harris, another footballing great from Jamaican high school powerhouse, Kingston College. Like father like son is a great meta narrative in this discussion, as "Jumpy" Harris was also inducted in the Hall of Fame for Michigan State University in 2016. Wolde shares words of inspiration, counsel and reflection as he continues to chart his future afte

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Ella Bell to It's Easy Son

    18/03/2021 Duración: 01h06min

    On this week's episode of It's Easy Son, the podcast. Educator, administrator, author, advisor, organizational behavior expert, and mentor to so many, she shares her journey from the Bronx in New York to the positions she holds today. The discussion includes an insightful reflection on her early childhood where she was "bussed" to attend school in more affluent neighborhoods and the challenges she had to overcome. Listen in as she shares some of her thoughts and insights from a career that includes professorships at some of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher education, and advising corporate leaders on organizational change and management. With a re-release of her book, "Our Separate Ways" on the horizon, this is one episode you don't want to miss. It's Easy Son: Life Lessons on Your Journey To Your Promise airs on HBCUiRadio and HBCU Smart TV ( Amazon Fire TV, Roku and on Wednesday evenings at 8pm ET and Sunday for #SmartSundays (stay tuned for time).

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to "It's Easy Son," eight-time Mr. Olympia, Mr. Lee Haney

    11/03/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    This week Gerald Hector welcomes to "It's Easy Son," eight time Mr. Olympia, Mr. Lee Haney. A man of deep faith, listen in as he discusses his early years growing up, his family, the birth of his love for the sport of body building, and his words of inspiration coming from humble beginnings in Spartanburg, South Carolina to excelling in a sport that requires steely determination and focus. Now a fitness and nutrition expert, it is rewarding to see that he is still focused on his "Plan A," and is searching for ways to ensure that fitness and a healthy lifestyle are commonplace for so many, especially in the African American community. Bring a friend and listen in to another inspirational and impactful episode on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8pm.

  • It's Easy Son with Gerald Hector and Special Guest, Coach Andrew Price

    04/03/2021 Duración: 51min

    On this week's episode of "It's Easy Son," Gerald Hector welcomes to the podcast, Coach Andrew Price of Kingston, Jamaica. A standout sporting master from his early years where he played football (soccer), cricket, and is knowledgeable about every sport, their history, and their impact. An excellent administrator and Women's World Cup Coach, listen in as he shares his early years, his own sporting career, and his continuing work to change and shape the lives of young people through the sport of football. A mentor and father figure to many, he shares his passion for helping others, and how he is able to do all he accomplishes under the umbrella of "family." A man who is genuinely humble, and is more concerned about others than himself. A rare combination that is needed to help uplift the young people he oversees. Join us on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8pm and be blessed." It's Easy Son: Life Lessons on Your Journey To Your Promise airs on HBCUiRadio and HBCU Smart TV ( Amazon Fire TV, Roku and

  • BEA - Tulsa

    27/02/2021 Duración: 01h14min

    In partnership with The Black Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; The Black Inventors Hall of Fame; The Black Tennis Hall of Fame; TU’s Chevron Multicultural Resource Center; TU’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; The Atlanta Black Chambers;; Dale Caldwell Foundation and U of Tulsa presents "Black Wall Street: The Past, Present and Future of Black Excellence". This week's topic discusses the centennial commemoration of the Tulsa Riots with Dr. Alicia Odewale, Phil Armstrong and Rev. Dr. Robert Turner.

  • Black WallStreet - Special Guest: Mr. Ralph Sampson

    27/02/2021 Duración: 59min

    The fourth event of the series of The Black Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; The Black Inventors Hall of Fame; The Black Tennis Hall of Fame; TU’s Chevron Multicultural Resource Center; TU’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; The Atlanta Black Chambers;; Dale Caldwell Foundationand welcome Ralph Sampson, a five-time All-Star National Basketball Association (NBA) legend and the University of Tulsa entitled , "Black Wall Street: The Past, Present and Future of Black Excellence". This week's guest is Ralph Sampson! Sampson was selected by the Houston Rockets as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft and won the 1984 NBA Rookie of the Year award. During his career with the Rockets, Sampson led his team to the NBA finals in 1986. Sampson went on to play with the Golden State Warriors and completed his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings. As an inductee of various halls of fame, Sampson continues to leave a legacy through community engagement and service as the founder of Winner’s Circle Ente

  • Black Excellence Alliance with special Guest, Mr. Don Peebles

    27/02/2021 Duración: 01h17min

    Black Wall Street: The Past, Present and Future of Black Excellence Event Series : 'Building Black Wealth' with Don Peebles, a partnership with Black Excellence Alliance and U of Tulsa. Mr. Don Peebles, Founder of the Peebles Corporation, founded in 1983, the company has become an industry leader with a portfolio of active and completed developments totaling more than 10 million square feet and $8 billion in the gateway cities of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

  • Black Wall Street - Special Guest: Mr. Albert E. White

    27/02/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    Black Excellence Alliance, in partnership with U of Tulsa, presents "Black Wall Street: The Past, Present and Future of Black Excellence" presents "African Americans and the Internet" with special guest, Albert E. White. Thirty years of business and finance experience Advisor to some of the most successful CEOs in the country. Vast experience in the technology area: HealthCare, Energy, Disaster Services, Communications, and Internet of Things. Mr. White is a known visionary in identifying market niches. Mr. White has been successful in building capacity for small and medium-sized federal contractors. He was responsible for negotiating the most significant subcontract that AT&T had ever signed in its history with a Minority-Owned Business in the ’90s. He was a member of the original management team that first commercialized the Internet, Network Solutions. He was responsible for providing the marketing strategy to promote the first use of the Global Internet to the public. Mr. White has complet

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. to "It's Easy Son"

    18/02/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    Listen in as Dr. Moss shares stories and metaphors from his early years growing up, the influence of his family, church and community, his work in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, his love for Morehouse College and all HBCUs and his sense of where we are currently in terms of the work he was a part of so many years ago. The work must continue. This interview is a continuation of this podcast's goal to draw wisdom, knowledge and perspectives from those who have paved the way for so many individuals. We are keen on melding the wise with the young who are leaving vibrations in the earth so we continue the necessary dialogues. Take a listen and be blessed, challenged, and inspired on how we can get out of the "alley" in which we currently find ourselves.

  • NIH Path to Excellence and Innovation Initiative - PEI 2.0

    03/02/2021 Duración: 34min

    In this episode of The HBCU Nation Radio Show, our Host, Anthony Ray talks with Mrs. Annette Owens-Scarboro, Program Manager, NIH Small Business Program Office and Dr. David Hall, President- University of the Virgin Islands about the mission of the NIH Path to Excellence and Innovation Initiative, invite HBCUs and businesses to apply for PEI 2.0 as well as profile the University of the Virgin Islands as an example of how HBCUs can benefit from participating in the PEI Initiative

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Edwin Moses

    03/02/2021 Duración: 58min

    Gerald Hector welcomes to the podcast, Olympic and Track and Field legend, Dr. Edwin Moses. Listen in as Dr. Moses shares his journey from high school, and then on to the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he graduated with a degree in Physics. He would later earn an MBA from Pepperdine University. His love for scholarly focus, and how that shaped his well known discipline around running mechanics and diet comes to life in this discussion. He also shares his love for philanthropy and his advocacy for athletes making their way through sports today. The same sporting fraternity that made him a household name around the world. This is one episode you don't want to miss. We encourage you to tell a young person to take the time to listen to this living legend as he shares snippets of his life journey up to this point.

  • Gerald Hector welcomes to "It's Easy Son", Mr. Donovan White

    03/01/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    Gerald Hector welcomes to "It's Easy Son", Mr. Donovan White. Currently the Director of Tourism for the island nation of Jamaica, Mr. White shares his journey from an early age through to his exploits in track and field at his beloved Kingston College. His journey has seen him become an expert is change management from both the work he does professionally, and also in giving back to the Waterhouse Football Club, and so much more. His desire to see people who might have been overlooked or marginalized succeed is what drives him to this day. Tune in Wednesday at 8pm, and take a listen to another impactful story of living on purpose for a cause that is greater than oneself. - Gerald Hector It's Easy Son: Life Lessons on Your Journey To Your Promise is a weekly, one-hour broadcast of interviews of thought leaders from a broad spectrum of society where we ask them about their journey from childhood to the place they hold now in society. The show is birthed out of my first book published in October o

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Lynn Wooten to IT'S EASY SON

    24/12/2020 Duración: 58min

    Gerald Hector welcomes Dr. Lynn Wooten to the podcast. She is an accomplished scholar, experienced administrator, impactful mentor, inspirational motivator, former Dean of the Dyson School at Cornell University, and currently serves as president of Simmons University in Boston. A graduate of North Carolina A&T and the University of Michigan, Dr. Wooten shares her journey from childhood to the position she holds today. She shares words of wisdom and insight on topics that are pertinent for everyone to consider as the nation and the world wrestles with the plethora of changes that are before us all.

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Mr. Mark Wright to IT'S EASY SON

    17/12/2020 Duración: 58min

    It's Easy Son", Gerald Hector welcomes journalist, writer, editor, producer and creative genius, Mr. Mark Wright to the podcast. A Howard Bison who studied journalism at The Mecca, Mr. Wright shares his journey from childhood to his current role as founder of his own creative writing agency, and his desire to give back to those coming behind him. Known for his work in media, he came in for high praises for his documentary on ESPN, "Redemption Song." A powerful story of overcoming obstacles by the Howard University National Division I soccer champions in soccer. That victory sparked controversy, and in true Howard Bison spirit, the story pivoted to one of fall and redemption several years later. Mr. Wright is yet another exciting guest within a long line of inspiring guests who will inspire the audience to persevere, and move with purpose and alacrity to change the dynamics in our individual and collective spheres of influence. Tune in and be blessed yet again this week.

  • LATT with special guest Vanessa Harris

    17/12/2020 Duración: 54min

    Vanessa Harris poetically known as Most Elevated Deepness is a Singer/ Songwriter/Spoken Word poet and retired Army Veteran from Augusta Ga. She is known throughout Augusta and surrounding areas for her poetry and song infused style of Spoken Word. She has hosted numerous spoken word open mics and volunteered with Literary non profits in Augusta Georgia aiding her in her ambition to motivate children to fall in love with words. Most Elevated Deepness's poetry can be described as soulful and real and is sure to take the listener on a journey.

  • Mr. Gerald Hector welcomes Mr. A. Scott Bolden to IT'S EASY SON

    10/12/2020 Duración: 58min

    Gerald Hector welcomes to "It's Easy Son" Attorney at Law, Morehouse College and Howard University Law School graduate, and current Managing Partner of Reed Smith LLP's Washington DC office, Mr. A. Scott Bolden. He is an accomplished attorney who has represented a number of influential organizations and individuals during his impressive career. Despite his accomplishments, his passion for fairness, equality and excellence is beyond compare. In this discussion he shares his journey from childhood to the positions he holds today. Listen in as he shares his thoughts on the keys to success, and the importance of "loving yourself." A powerful and timely dialogue that continues the legacy of accomplished, gifted and inspiring guests that we have the opportunity to grace our podcast.

  • Gerald Hector welcomes Ambassador Andrew Young to IT'S EASY SON

    03/12/2020 Duración: 01h49min

    Gerald Hector welcomes Ambassador Andrew Young to "It's Easy Son." A civil rights leader and American icon, a former pastor, a former mayor of the city of Atlanta and a former Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Young shares his journey from his early childhood growing up in New Orleans. In a reflective posture he shares some of his life's turning points, including the harsh conversation he had with a third grade classmate when he was in his junior year at Howard University that reminded him of the mantle that had been placed on him to carry. We also get a glimpse into his early life lessons from his father and "the talk" that most African American families are accustomed to giving their children. Listen in and hear about his mountain top experience that shaped his life and purpose where he continues to live "one day at a time." This extensive interview is longer than the usual one hour discussion, but given the pearls of wisdom, his unique perspectives on a host of issues, and his pastoral closing with wor

  • GODisCEO Ep 20 - Follow The Recipe, Ok?

    29/11/2020 Duración: 26min

    Some of us have received a download, a recipe or instruction so detailed and specific from God on how to move forward in a situation, how to create something, exactly how to launch our next business or product. But because we can't clearly see the outcome we start to do things our own way, failing to follow the recipe. Been there, done that!

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