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 Nikel, a craft spirits company.
Ep. 2: 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.
Portraits in Color
A unique look at race in America through the stories of artists, entrepreneurs, educators and otherwise really cool people! 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. Hosted by Dr. Frank Mirabal, a musician, storyteller, public servant, and 12th generation New Mexican.
Episode 12: 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.