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Ashy to Ashley: Hosted by Charles Ashley III

Ashy to Ashley is a podcast covering business, sports, and entertainment from a POC perspective. The show is hosted by Charles Ashley III, a serial entrepreneur who is the founder of Cultivating Coders, Ukuu Creative, and a partner in Nikle a craft spirits company.

Portraits in Color: Hosted by Dr. Frank Mirabal

A unique look at race in America through the stories of artists, entrepreneurs, educators and cultural critics. The series takes a provocative look at what it’s really like to survive and thrive in a society that has been built without people of color in mind. Dr. Frank Mirabal’s experience as an artist, academic, political appointee, and cultural critic brings a unique aesthetic to the conversation. He has been a featured contributor to Governing Magazine, Ed Weekly, Hechinger Report and the Living Cities blog. A highly-sought speaker and panelist for the work he has done in the areas of race, culture, education, entrepreneurship and the arts, has led to speaking engagements at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Obama Foundation Summit, and the GEO Funders Conference.

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No Participation Ribbons with Erin Muffoletto

Drive, ambition, and the art of “winning”. Charles and guest Erin Muffoletto discuss what fuels their competitive drive and compare stories of their accomplishments in sports, business, and their desire to create lasting community change. Charles and Dr. Frank also debate Bleacher Report’s 15 greatest NBA players of all-time, discuss the impeachment inquiry, and shed light on violent crimes in the Duke City.

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My Brother’s Keeper: Michael Smith

One of the  major catalysts behind the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA), an initiative of the Obama Foundation, is Michael Smith who serves as the Executive Director. In this episode, Michael shares his deeply personal experiences with racism as a youth in western Massachusetts and how some of these formative experiences fuel his social impact work. Michael also brings to light issues that disproportionately impact boys and young men of color and how MBKA is responding.