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Monday, March 6th at 7:00pm on my Not Your Boyfriends Radio Hour show airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio, I am talking to two women who have one of the most coveted jobs in the marketplace today, blogging. I think most people secretly believe they have what it takes to start or blog or wish they had a blog. There are a select few that follow through and even fewer that find success. These two Charlotteans have vastly different audiences, background, and content but both have found that magical formula that keeps people interested in their posts.
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Chloe Massey aka A Queen City Girl balances her burgeoning career as an accountant, keeping up with her blog posts, and staying up with all the latest fashion and beauty trends. Her Instagram following boasts over 7 thousand. Chloe is a Mooresville native with a passion for fashion, numbers, and her new puppy, Jax.
Jennifer Hurvitz Weintraub, aka The Truth Hurvitz, is a Detroit native with a sharp tongue and a unique point of view. Jen moved down to Charlotte with her now (ex) husband. Jen was inspired to start a blog when she found herself in unfamiliar territory, single, and without her support system. Her blogs touch on a myriad of topics from entering the dating world again, co-parenting, and balancing a flourishing writing career.
Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, hosted by Amelia Coughlin, airs every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.
Amelia Coughlin ~ NYBRadioHour
Donna Murrell is a Fashion Maven, one can tell that as soon as she walks into a room. Donna has been at the forefront of fashion in Charlotte, North Carolina for the last 35 years. Being a former professional model and running her own modeling agency has given Murrell an insight into what it takes to make it on and off the runway. From modeling to being a judge for the National American Miss Organization, this Charlotte native knows what is takes to be a success on the runway and the on a pageant stage.
It may seem that the outside package is her focus but, Murrell has built a reputation through her Carolina Girls Rock Pageant (CGRP) that celebrates inner beauty and develops confidence, poise and self-esteem in each young lady she coaches. CGRP is centered around helping girls between the ages of 4 – 19, grow and expand their ideas about who they are and what they would like to achieve; and yes, letting each girl know that she ROCKS!
From runway coaching to pageant prop or just to get a bit of advice on ‘what to wear’, Donna has it covered. Join us February 28th on the next Tea Time with Tenya show as we chat with Donna Murrell about fashion, pageants, walking the runway, and on how we can all ROCK. LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 6:30pm (est).
Tea Time, hosted by jazz musician Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadi.org or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.
Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time
In the decades since it was born in the Bronx, hip hop has grown to dominate the American cultural scene. Today, it’s everywhere: advertisements, awards shows, shopping malls, sold out arenas, and the playlists of listeners of all backgrounds all over the world. But hip hop has historically been tied to a specific cultural experience and a distinctive sense of place. Now that hip-hop is a global phenomenon, how has that changed? What is the raison d’etre of rap music? How do our backgrounds inform our interactions with hip-hop music? How did hip hop evolve from DJs spinning breaks on repeat in the late 70s to the global art form it is today?
On Wednesday, February 22nd, at 6:00pm on Charlotte Community Radio during my LIVE Southern Wonder show, I will dive into these questions with UNCC professor of Africana studies and “academic gangsta,” Dr. Charles Pinckney.
Growing up, Dr. Pinckney aspired to play in the NBA, idolizing the Boston Celtics’ Jo Jo White. But in college, his trajectory took a turn and he swapped basketball for academics, ultimately receiving his Ph.D. in psychology from Walden University. Sports remain close to his heart and he is heavily involved with the Center Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
Dr. Pinckney’s research has focused on global hip hop culture and he’s committed to youth education around this culture. At UNCC, he has taught courses on global hip hop as well as the psychology of the Black experience and an introduction to hip hop culture. He brings a wealth of knowledge that we’ll explore during the show. You can ask questions while listening when using our Mixlr app so tune in for another engaging conversation and keep up with all things Southern Wonder on Twitter and Facebook.
Southern Wonder, hosted by Allison Braden airs LIVE every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, celebrating open-mindedness and the spirit of asking why via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.
Allison Braden ~ Southern Wonder
The unemployment rate for African-Americans is almost double that of the general population according to Meta J. Mereday. The unemployment rate may be one of the reasons African Americans choose their careers. Take a moment and think of what made you choose your career or your current job. Ideally, it should have been a combination of your passion and skill set. Some African Americans are consistently told to just “get a job”, this sometimes leads to not following your passion or using your skill set.
On Tuesday, February 21st at 6:45pm during my next Nine to Five show on Charlotte Community Radio, Mark D. Greer, President, and CEO of MDG Enterprises will be my guest. Mark is known for inspiring a variety of audiences including schools, civic organizations, churches, businesses and clubs in reaching their destiny and it will be no different when he comes to Nine to Five with Doneisha.
Mark is an inspirational speaker who is best known for delivering messages to people going through difficult times in their lives. Together, we will address several factors that influence career choices of African-Americans and Mark will give you, our LIVE, listening audience an inspirational message that will motivate you to overcome adversity and go after what you deserve no matter what your race may be.
Nine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.
Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson