paula washington | 1.6.16 (replay)

DESIGN YOUR LIFE FIRST ACADEMY

Paula has over 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience as an executive coach, strategist, and trainer specializing in professional development and strategic innovation and change. The coaching experience is one of the most impactful and rewarding ways to build momentum and facilitate change.  Passionate about economic empowerment for women she created the Design Your Life First program for corporate women pursuing entrepreneurship and those in transition. As a mother and business owner, Paula understands that women have unique roles and challenges with the constant battle of balancing life. She personally created and tested a set of practical applications, and strategies just for women that allows for progression and a natural entrepreneurial transition combined with the necessary steps for success.

angelica & jason | 2.24.17 (LIVE) 

Naturally Perfect Dolls

Angelica and Jason appeared January 2017 on ABC's Shark Tank for their dolls, which won them an investment from Shark Damond Johns. "We are creating Naturally Perfect Dolls to let girls know that they are beautiful. Our girls need to see a reflection of their own unique beauty. It’s time for our young girls to have a new standard."


​They began to develop The Angelica Doll and give serious thought to the things they wanted to do for young girls; realizing that Angelica had been influenced by society’s standard of beauty for as long as she could remember. "Here I am – 27 years old, and I am honestly just beginning to walk into who I am, my natural beauty. I want this to happen earlier, not only for my daughters but for your daughter, your niece, your sister, and for all young girls around the world." I want this to happen for all the young girls who never felt pretty enough because of their kinks, curls, wider noses or fuller lips.

time gordon | 2.17.17 (LIVE)

FilmCritic

Tim Gordon has been voicing his opinion on films, appearing regularly on television and radio for over two decades. He simultaneously serves as Executive Director and Chairman of the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) and President of the Washington Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA). Gordon’s reviews have aired on WETA-TV’s Around Town since 2005. He currently hosts the weekly online radio film show, Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon on BlogTalkRadio. In addition, his work has been featured in publications such as USA Today, JET magazine and BET Weekend. He is also a former member of the Variety Magazine Bureau of Film Critics (Washington, D.C. chapter).

danita brooks | 1.13.16 (live)

ZEN IN A JAR

Danita first created Zen in a Jar is a brand that hand crafts body, candle and home scents. During the 2012 Holiday Season with the idea of creating Kwanzaa gifts Zen in a Jar was birthed. Soon, friends and family became interested in giving them as gifts as well and she began to sell during the holiday seasons-you know, as a hobby. Over the years, Brooks has studied her craft and had MANY episodes of trial and error (LOL!), but she realized early on that making these handmade products made her happy. Her love learning about oils, herbs, fragrance, natural butters, etc. Danita says her goal is to slowly build a lifestyle that is as natural as possible.  "The look on someone's face or their calls and texts after receiving their orders truly motivates me to create."

christmas and happy new year

BTM Radio Show mix 12.23.16 and 12.30.16


 

"Behind the Mind is important and it continues conversations that need to be discussed." Joe Brewster, Filmmaker.  3x Emmy Nominee and NAACP Winner of American Promise Film and Conversation Documentary

Behind the mind radio show schedule

5th Season of BTM Radio Show February 2017

Behind The Mind Radio Show

LIsTEN LIVE ON WE ACT RADIO STATION

EVERY FRIDAY 11am (EST) & TUESDAY 7pm (EST) 

  • BTM Radio Theme Song2:00

inauguration 2017 mix | 1.20.17 (LIVE)


 

Orlando Watson | 2.10.17 (LIVE)

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