"Calculations are the actions or behaviors one must make (in some cases in milliseconds) to survive or succeed a given set of circumstances."
This is a promo reel for the "Calculations Talk Show" hosted by Gary Johnson. The show features celebrities, authors, business executives and ordinary men and women, doing extraordinary things.
Check out my exclusive interviewed Bob Sumner, creator of "Def Comedy Jam." Bob shared stories about his formula for finding unknown talent who later became comedy stars such as Bill Bellamy, Wanda Sykes, Bernie Mac, Martin Lawrence and more. https://youtu.be/VSSE-i9w_r8
The Biden administration has consistently looked the other way and made excuses for USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and his intentional delay of pandemic relief Black farmers. Black America should seriously consider new political representation. The Congressional Black Caucus, the mainstream news media and most of America appears not to have an interest in the plight of the Black farmers. This panel of farmers and advocates discuss the continued systemic discrimination at the US Department of Agriculture.
The Democrats are now put on notice. Give Black America a better candidate or we will choose other options. Speaking of other options, Dr. Cornel West is officially running for President as a candidate for the Green Party. Dr. West has emerged as one of the most important voices in the cause for Black farmers relief. Hosted by Lawrence Lucas, this show was recorded on July 26, 2023. Listen and learn about the toxic environment at USDA and the impact that this has on Black farmers.
Eugenia Foxworth and Susan Greenfield are two very powerful women who continue to make a difference in the real estate market domestically and internationally. Eugenia Foxworth, the recent Past President (2021-2022) of the International Real Estate Federation for the United States, known as FIABCI -USA. Eugenia's life journey also includes scholar, fashionista, owner of a fine art gallery, flight attendant/courier, scholarship committee executive and podcast host with her show The Foxworth Theory. Susan Greenfield ranks among the top 1% of brokers in Manhattan, NY. In 2021, she closed over $60 million’s worth of sales. Ms. Greefield has been in the real estate business for over 40 years and is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at Brown Harris Stevens. Eugenia and Susan spoke with Gary Johnson to talk about their careers and a very important event coming up next week. You can read the entire print feature on the Black Men In America.com website at www.blackmeninamerica.com.
Being a professional athlete can be extremely rewarding and lucrative. However, a stark 78% of them will go broke after just 3 years of retirement. Pro athletes who get into financial trouble have a few things in common when it comes to how they lost their fortunes--a lack of financial knowledge, a short time to earn the money and overspending. Hear firsthand from former NFL Pittsburgh Steeler Keith Gary and his experience transitioning from a college dorm room with little or no money to a life with money seemingly overnight.
Will Gorham is a filmmaker and a storyteller. Gorham has written plays, made films and now has his own film festival. The FILMTEENTH Film Festival is an annual celebration of the new JUNETEENTH American holiday and a celebration of American excellence and international diversity in film, history, arts, entrepreneurship and STEM. Watch this video and learn more about films, filmmakers and African American history.
Episode 1: Dr. Fredrick Douglass Clark is a graduate of Howard University Dental School, one of the best in the country. He has been a dentist for years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his DDS degree. His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Clark has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments. This is a continuing educational series. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to stay up-to-date with our Health and Wellness discussions and interviews.
In her very first interview, Dana Rone, CEO and Owner of The Flower Garden Dispensary took the time to chat with me, and my "Wing Man," Christopher "C.J." Johnson about the growing Cannabis industry.
Rone, a life-long civil servant and advocate in Newark and the County of Essex, worked closely with NJ legislators to ensure the NJ Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization (CREAMM) Act was drafted and passed with Social Equity measures for Black and minority participants.
One year after his passing in January 2022, noted Grammy winner James Mtume (known for hits such as “Juicy Fruit” and producing for Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, Stephanie Mills) will be honored in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA with a street bearing his name. The event will take place on Friday, May 12th, 2023, from 11 am to 2 pm ET on the 1500 block of Wharton Street in Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s Second District, where the street naming for the late James Mtume will take place, is represented by Councilperson Kenyatta Johnson. He’s been serving that area of the city since 2012. Faulu Mtume, the son of the music legend, humbly accepts this honor on behalf of his father’s estate. “It’s beyond words just how great this is, the City of Brotherly Love showing a mighty love for my father, a Philly native,” says Faulu Mtume. “Wharton Street is where his journey into music, social activism and politics had begun. The roots for all three are there.”
The musical BORN TO SWING tells the story of the 85-year career of a renowned concert pianist, composer/arranger, entertainer, and philanthropist Lillette Harris (later known as Lillette Jenkins). It also tells how she and her husband, Actor & Comedian Bud Harris, 1945 were the first Blacks to own Lillette’s Rhythm Club, a Nightclub, Casino, and Hotel in Sparks-Reno Nevada during the racially charged Jim Crow era. While performing concerts around the world she also entertained the troops for four years in the USO during World War II. She later recorded five separate jazz and gospel albums that are still selling. Films, TV, Broadway, and Off-Broadway shows as Musical Director are also part of her legendary career. The musical has an all-female production team featuring Musical Director Jeanine McAdams, Stage Director Mary Seymour and Writer/Executive Producer Adrienne Lillette Harris.
I had my first sip of whiskey yesterday. Some of you may be asking, "Why now?" I made a promotional video that tells the story of Nathan Green, a slave who taught Jack Daniels how to brew whiskey. Nathan Green, who later became known as "Uncle Nearest" has a unique story that was brought to the public by entrepreneur Fawn Weaver, who manages Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. So while at this event, I had access to the whiskey and decided to take a sip. I have no frame of reference, but I was expecting something that was strong and bitter. My first sip was smooth and did not burn my chest, which was kind of scary. One man told me to be careful and R.W.L. I asked, "What's R.W.L?" He replied: "Run, Walk and Lay Down." I promptly put my glass down.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is the fastest-growing American whiskey brand in U.S. history, and the best-selling African American-founded spirit brand of all time. Uncle Nearest has exceeded sales of US $100 million and is on track to more than double revenue by the end of 2023. Click on the link to read the story and watch the video about Uncle Nearest Whiskey: https://blackmeninamerica.com/uncle-nearest-whiskey/
The Dancehall scene of the 1990’s was filled with many artists who’ve made great music and enjoyed much success - hit maker/leader Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra (“Flex”) and the team of Shaka Demus & Pliers (“Murder She Wrote”) are such examples. When it comes to the Queen of the Dancehall pack, there is only one name that comes up – Patra.
Angelo Ellerbee, the visionary CEO of Double XXposure Public Relations has mentored, developed and guided the careers of Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, Ginuwine, Mary J. Blige, Melba Moore, Robert "Kool" Bell, Alicia Keyes, Antonio Fargas, Laura Branigan, Ronald Isley and more.
Melba Moore is an iconic 5 Octave singer and award-winning actress who has starred on Broadway, in major motion pictures and television. She can sing Contemporary Soul/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel and Classical and has a number of hit albums. Melba Moore was gracious with her time to be interviewed by Gary Johnson.
Robert “Kool” Bell, is the co-founder of the iconic band Kool & the Gang. The band, formed in 1969 has earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. The group is the second most sampled band in Hip-Hop and R&B music, second only to James Brown. The group has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has toured with Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, The Roots and Van Halen. Robert took time to be interviewed by Calculations Talk Show host Gary Johnson. To learn more about Robert "Kool" Bell and his business ventures with World Series Manager Dusty Baker and his new champagne. Click on Robert's picture to watch Gary Johnson's interview with Robert "Kool" Bell. Here's the link to the full print feature: https://blackmeninamerica.com/robert-kool-bell/
Check out this exclusive 4-part interview with Mildred Muhammad. As the ex-wife of the DC Sniper, Mildred travels and speaks on a global platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse, and heartache, all while promoting Domestic Abuse/Violence Awareness and Prevention. To watch our other exclusive interviews visit www.blackmeninamerica.com/mildred-muhammad
Maysa makes music for your soul. She just released a new double album, "Music For Your Soul!" If you are not familiar with Maysa, she is a GRAMMY nominated, and Soul Train Award winning recording artist from Baltimore, MD. She's been in the music business for 32 years starting as a vocalist for the Acid Jazz band Incognito, to a solo artist (including collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Angela Bofill, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Phil Perry to name a few. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON MAYSA.
Exclusive Interview with Donnese Monique
Poverty is rampant in America. Over 40 million people in the US live below the poverty line, twice as many as it was fifty years ago. Homelessness can happen very quickly. Many people fall through the social safety net. People who lose their home often have no choice but to live in a car. The number of homeless children has risen dramatically, reaching 1.5 million, 3x times more than during the Great Depression.
Part 3 of Mildred and Gary's exclusive interview focuses on life in a shelter, forgiveness, the worst day for an abuser and how you can support a victim.
Part 2 of 4 features highlights of Mildred's keynote presentation in Utah and what you should STOP, START and CONTINUE doing to support victims of domestic violence.
Part 1 of Gary's exclusive conversation with Mildred Muhammad reflects how you can unwittingly take the side of an abuser without knowing it.
Gary Johnson conducted an exclusive interview the Divas of Jazz. Meet Jeanine, Kisha, Alex and JoJo as they answer questions from Gary Johnson and an "invitation only" audience. Listen to the sacrifices and the "calculations" these ladies have to make as first rate musicians.
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Scott has had input or creative genius on thousands of recordings in almost every genre featuring Barbra Streisand, John Legend, Whitney Houston, The Temptations, Sergio Mendes, Kool Moe Dee, Earth, Wind & Fire, Yo Yo Ma, Mervyn Warren (Take 6), Joe Brooks, Billy Joseph, Savannah Burrows, Chaka Khan, JP Saxe, The Manhattan Transfer, Christopher Cross, Vi Jordan, Smokey Robinson, and more.
Few stars, however, have been both celebrated and vilified by Black America to the extent of polarizing pop culture icon, Kanye West. He is the subject of a captivating new biography by author, professor, and Hip-Hop culture analyst Dr. Joshua Wright. Scheduled for release on February 1st, it is entitled, “Wake Up Mr. West: Kanye West and the Double Consciousness of the Black Celebrity.”
NOMAD is not only a career musician, he is “THE” Career Musician! He is a veteran in the entertainment business. He's worked and played with many of the most respected celebrity artists in music. He remains committed to pushing the envelope and has broadened his career by seeking and securing opportunities in other facets of the industry.
Ivana Céspedes Jordan, professionally known as Vi Jordan, is a Cuban-Mexican studio vocalist with expertise performing as a soloist and group singer in Latin, Jazz, R&B, Classical and Gospel genres. She is also an accomplished classical pianist, teacher and accompanist. Watch as she tells the story of how she got members of Earth, Wind & Fire to play on her first video and single.
This is an exclusive interview with Olympic Gold Medalist and decorated American war hero Dr. Mel Pender. This interview was conducted by "Calculations Talk Show" host Gary A. Johnson on October 28, 2021. In this interview Mel talks about his life growing up in segregation, his parents, grandparents, what he learned while serving in the military, his work ethic and his devotion to his wife and God.
This is an interview with Dr. Shakiera Marilyn Hockaday-Bey is the CEO for S.H. Infusion known as Herbal Infusion, a Holistic Health and Spa store. She has served the community for over 25 years. In this interview, Shakiera talks about how women can empower themselves by learning more about their bodies. For more information visit www.herbalinfusion.net.