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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 19 April 2021

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Guest Occupation: Ken is a multi-dimensional traveler, energetic/psychic healer, Light Language Channeler, Master Activator, Galactic Liaison and Quantum Blueprint Technician.
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My guest is Ken Lloyd who is a spiritual healer and multi-dimensional traveler who has undergone a unique soul-infusion walk-in event during an NDE, merging 14 soul aspects including his higher-self into a collective in his body. This process has altered his DNA, cellular structure, and etheric energy fields, allowing him to broadcast accelerated ascension frequencies, healing codes, and DNA activation sequences to those in physical proximity and connected to his energy field during live events, recorded playback, and virtual sessions. Ken's field raises one's resonant frequency from their 3D to their 5D harmonic, facilitating rapid healing of the mind, body, and soul. He is known as a multi-dimensional traveler, energetic/psychic healer, Light Language Channeler, Master Activator, Galactic Liaison, and Quantum Blueprint Technician. As a soul braid walk-in originating from the higher realms, Ken's quantum scientist, higher-self occupies his body in concert with his 3D soul version, allowing him to make higher dimensional connections across universes and deliver new spiritual technologies to Earth. Ken possesses a broad range of spiritual skills, including the ability to remove energy blockages causing relationship, financial, and personal growth issues on many levels. He can also identify and stop psychic attacks and provide physical relief and emotional healing by removing trapped energy around areas such as childhood trauma and trapped emotions in the heart. Entity removal, energetic implants removal, and breaking of spiritual contracts that no longer serve individuals are specialties of his. With permission from one's guides, Ken can rewrite soul contracts.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader, shaman
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My guest John P. Milton is a pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman. John's vision quest and shamanic work began in the mid-1940's, after experiencing his first vision quest at the age of seven. Since the 1950's, John has guided thousands of people into the wilderness, sharing with them experiences and practices that cultivate a profound connection with Nature and, ultimately, Source Awareness. Over the years, many have sought his profound transmissions and powerful yet gentle Qigong teachings, T'ai Chi training, meditation practices, internal alchemy training, shamanic processes, and Sacred Passage programs. John continues to lead wilderness trainings in many of the Earth's wild and sacred places.  Through Way of Nature, he offers Nature Quests, Sacred Passages, Advanced Awareness Trainings, as well as custom programs and retreats, for both individuals and groups.  

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Sports & Recreation, Travel & Leisure
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Accelerator
Guest Biography:

Bonnie Serratore is a Spiritual Accelerator, meaning that she helps people accelerate their personal healing, growth, and spiritual development. 

Bonnie accelerates the liberation of our authentic, true, and divine self. She does so by removing and clearing all unwanted foreign energy from the individual, in all time and space, as these interfere with the expression of our divine self.

Everything Bonnie Serratore knows she has learned through direct experience in her own life, as well as from working with her clients and students. 

She has not studied or trained with any teachers, living or dead, and does not use spirit guides or any trance-inducing tools – she relies on nothing but her own inner knowing and the energy of the White Light of Creation. 

Although she was born with these abilities, she has developed an intimate connection with herself and the Light through her profound personal experiences. 

Bonnie lived alone in the desert of Arizona for four years, speaking to almost no one. There she expanded her skills and burned through much of her own interference and ego.

Bonnie has taken personal trips where she studied the energy of the pyramids of Egypt, and the sacred sites throughout Israel.

In these experiences, she cultivated deeper and deeper connections with Source by realizing the true nature of her own divinity. 

Bonnie’s work has led to the start of the White Raven Center and many other spiritual centers throughout the west coast of the United States. 

Spiritual Acceleration is the culmination of everything Bonnie has discovered and the realms of consciousness that she has expertly explored. 

She is on the leading edge of the Spiritual Acceleration movement – a global community of people dedicated to their own personal liberation and supporting others who are on the same journey. 

Her work is like no other in that its transformation is profound, permanent, and accelerated beyond expectation. 

She currently holds regular intensives and professional trainings where she teaches Spiritual Acceleration techniques & Master Tracking skills.

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Guest Category: Earth & Space, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: FDNY and USAF Veteran and Firehouse Cuisine Chef and Cookbook Author
Guest Biography:

USAF Veteran
21 year firefighter FDNY
Certified Fitness Trainer 
Certified Nutritionist 
Academy trained Chef
Cookbook Author, The Healthy Firehouse Cookbook, The Firehouse Grlling Cookbook, American Firehouse Cuisine 
Children's Book " Monutza The Firefighting Elephant"
TV Show YouTube American Firehouse Cuisine 

Guest Category: Food, Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, TV & Film
Guest Biography:

Dr. Cartman is a father, son, brother, uncle, thinker, writer, therapist, photographer, drummer, and grassroots mental health advocate.  He is the current president of the Chicago Association of Black Psychologists. He recently created a male rites of passage curriculum called MANifest that is being implemented in juvenile detention centers, schools and other community settings. As a consultant Dr. Cartman facilitates trainings for adults and workshops with youth about maintaining good mental health, critical analysis of hip-hop and media, racial and cultural identity, developing authentic manhood, and healthy relationships. Dr. Cartman is currently completing his second book about Black Spirituality which will be released next year.

Guest Occupation: Financial Coach and Mentor, Radio Host of ‘Financial Fitness with The Money Doctor’, Author of ‘Retire Debt & Retire Well: Retire Sooner'’
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Dr. Frances Rahaim, host of the radio show “Financial Fitness with The Money Doctor” author of “Debt or Alive”, and "Retire Debt & Retire Well; Retire Sooner--Live Better, Debt-Free--Including Mortgage", has devoted more than 35 years to educating clients, and helping them improve their relationship with money.

You might say Dr. Rahaim, aka “The Money Doctor”, sees things through a wider lens than many other financial professionals, unusually addressing debt as a primary (yet virtually ignored) threat to a comfortable retirement. Accordingly, HUG Your Money helps Members become debt-free, improve credit, budget wisely, build savings, and turn their retirement dreams into reality.

Utilizing her patented software and coaching system, Dr. Rahaim and her HUG Team help motivate and support Members, improve vital money- management skills and achieve their short and long-term financial goals.

As a Registered Investment Advisor/Independent Broker since age 23, Dr. Rahaim founded PowerDownDebt, Inc.™ during the housing crisis in January of 2008, later adding HUG Your Student Debt,™ in 2017 and finally in 2020, rebranding with the broader HUG Your Money™ name to better demonstrate the comprehensive debt, budget, retirement financial planning model.

A problem-solver at heart, Frances focuses on lifestyle, and is determined to dispel the stigma surrounding monetary issues, and to alleviate stress associated with the same.

Her talent for understanding the human condition as it relates to money, deciphering complex situations, and finding creative resolutions has earned her the moniker of “Solutionizer.” Nowhere is this more evident than HUG Your Money—her most comprehensive, affordable, credit-savvy money-management software and financial coaching program.

She believes translating complex financial topics to accessible language is paramount, and strongly encourages experiential learning. Rahaim particularly enjoys empowering people to gain control of their finances and think things through to make informed decisions from a place of knowledge rather than impulse or fear.

To date ‘The Money Doctor’s’ coaching and software has helped thousands of loyal followers pay for college, retire comfortably, create workable budgets, save billions of dollars in debt payments, and enjoy financial peace of mind, now and in the future.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Founder and Owner of The Man Clinic and Zest Meds, Doctor
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Dr. Eric Fong, the visionary founder and owner of The Man Clinic and Zest Meds.  He is a distinguished leader in the realm of anti-aging medicine and overall men’s wellness.

Holding a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Dr. Fong is renowned for his role as a doctor to celebrities and the broader community, delivering exclusive and tailored healthcare solutions.

Dr Fong’s approach to anti-aging is underscored by his commitment to holistic well-being. He brings a wide range of knowledge and world view as both a devoted Quan Yin Buddhist practitioner and a valued board member of The Researchers of Truth, a Christian mystic organization.

Beyond the confines of medical practice, Dr. Fong is a passionate advocate for an active lifestyle. From the exhilaration of snowboarding and kite surfing to the precision of tennis and the adventure of backpacking, he embodies the principles of comprehensive health. Dr. Fong further underscores his dedication to well-rounded living through his commitment to a vegan lifestyle.

On a personal note, Dr. Fong is not just a distinguished professional but also a devoted husband to his lovely wife, Erika, and a loving father to their two sons. This holistic approach to both professional and personal spheres characterizes Dr. Eric Fong’s commitment to enriching lives, families and communities.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Medicine, Philosophy, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Independent Artist, Musician, Songwriter
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Satsang is an independent artist who continues to defy the laws of genre. Releasing 6 albums in 8 years and spanning from world music, soul, hip hop, Americana, and reggae… Satsang continues to put his stamp on the music world.

Touring full time for the last decade Satsang has headlined shows all over the country and shared the stage with Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Steel Pulse, and countless high profile festival line ups. Currently working on a 5 EP saga, Satsang is showing no signs of slowing down. 

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Pop Culture
Guest Occupation: Author, Critic, Retired Associate Professor of Medicine, M.D.
Guest Biography:

Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., is the author of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History, and, Sharia Versus Freedom—The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism. Dr. Bostom has published numerous articles and commentaries on Islam in the New York Post, Washington Times, The New York Daily News, National Review Online, The American Thinker, Pajamas Media, FrontPage, and other print and online publications. 

Guest Category: Education, History, Medicine, Politics & Government, World, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Political Candidate, Activist, Owner of Castle Rock Colorado
Guest Biography:

My name is Dagny Van Der Jagt, and I am running to be the 1st District Attorney for the 23rd Judicial District of Colorado in 2025. With nearly twenty years of legal experience, I am professionally suited for this position. I have served as a deputy District Attorney Criminal Prosecutor, Civil Litigator and Criminal Defense Attorney in this community for many years. As the owner of a small successful Law Firm with multiple attorneys under my command in Castle Rock Colorado, I know how to stick to a budget, count paper clips, and operate a professional and effective organization that is accountable to its customers. I know how to balance life as a homeschooling mother in a demanding career. But most importantly, I know how to organize and live by my allegiances.

I believe in my God over my Nation, meaning I do not compromise my deeply held beliefs. I hold the Constitution as the rigid and firm foundation of all laws. Although I place Liberty above Security and Principles above Party, I recognize Law Enforcement as a necessary guard of Freedom and Property. We must honor our Police who necessarily defend our Liberty through limited use of power. We must be TOUGH & FAIR on Crime.

When a society bends the rules, allows petty criminals to loot private property, and corrupts the political, educational, medical and criminal systems, you have the introduction to Ayn Rand's novel “Atlas Shrugged.” When you introduce Dagny Van Der Jagt, you have a fierce defender of your Constitutional Rights.

My campaign is not born through a list of well known politically entrenched allies. Its genesis is through months of consistent and prayerful thought with my family and friends. I decided to pledge to hold the office of District Attorney as my only political goal, after which, I plan to return to private practice being proud of my service to my community. Through my dedication to this role, I hope to support other like minded elected officials to never compromise on the Constitution and to teach our youth what it means to be civil. 

This is a grassroots effort that will take my friends and supporters offering financial and physical support. As I develop my website and other materials, please like and share my messages. If you'd like to help, please reach out to me. Together, we can stop the erosion of our principles and be the shining light on the hill for our neighboring communities.

Guest Category: News, Politics & Government, Local, National, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Author, Singer, Film Director, Activist, Motivational Speaker
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Reaux Fareal is a 2x National Spoken Word Winner, a published author, a singer with more than 500k streams, a Film Director with a film on Amazon Prime, an Activist, and Motivational Speaker in New Orleans, LA.

A Louisiana native and resident, Reaux Fareal, is multi-talented with a professional career beginning at age 7.

He began writing Kid’s Korner in the Monroe Free Press and earned $10 per week for his published articles sharing a kid’s perspective on social events and politics. By 13, he had become so popular in North Louisiana that he emerged into radio, becoming the youngest employed radio personality in Louisiana history.

Since his childhood, Reaux has been a public figure in the Louisiana/Texas region. In 2001, He founded Amps Magazine and franchised it in 7 other cities before selling it. He was a founding partner of the Congo TV Network in 2017.

He has recorded more than 10 Spoken Word Albums, 2 Spiritual Albums, and 4 R&B projects.

Reaux played a role on the HBO series, Treme, and he has also been featured on Fox Sports, MTV, TBN, and Congo TV Network. He wrote, directed, and starred in Get The Ring, now playing on Amazon Prime.

As an Author, most of his books are published under his birth name (Ro Wright). Even though he has self published five books, it's the fifth book that received the greatest notoriety. The People Next Door, a fictional novel won him Fiction Book of the Year at the annual ULM Book Club at University of Louisiana at Monroe. The book has also been featured at Dillard University, more than 10 high schools, and numerous churches around the country.

In 2008, Reaux recognized the effects of Vitiligo on his skin. Like many who are afflicted with the unusual skin condition, he threw himself into a long depression. The spots varied on his body, and they were never consistent. They’d appear and disappear at random times. It made Reaux learn more about the Vitiligo community and he has actually spoken in many forums about ‘Living With Vitiligo’.

Growing up in the South as a “PK”, he was introduced to religion at an early age. He was a Louisiana State Leader in the Baptist Youth Encampment, which housed more than 2k kids on the campus of Southern University every Summer. Becoming interested in how ministry could be a tool to reach youth through Hip Hop, he went to a small seminary led by the Dr. Larry Hood. Reaux quickly learned religion could not hold his attention, but it led him to becoming more Spiritual than he had ever been in his life. He led two outreach ministries, one in Shreveport and in New Orleans, hoping to empower the difference between Religion and Spirituality before ultimately resigning from ministry altogether.

“I feel I am more effective using my gifts to bridge racial gaps, empowering others through my books, and connecting people through my music and many creative abilities.”

Reaux’s Parlay Company makes clothing for his staple brand, Parlay. His son, Cadence, is being groomed to manage The Parlay Clothing Co. However, Parlay is more credible for its charitable efforts through the Parlay Foundation. The group organized a social media campaign during Covid to provide financial aid for HBCU students. “I Got 5 On It Fridays” challenged people to donate $5 every Friday to help HBCU students. The Parlay Foundation was able to help over 50 students pay off tuition debt, raising more than $25k in its first year. Reaux, who attended Southern University in Baton Rouge while in college, is an outspoken advocate for Historically Black Collages and Universities.

Born Roosevelt Wright (Ro Wright), he uses Reaux Fareal as his moniker because it connects him to his Louisiana roots and reminds him to always be himself… unapologetically.

Reaux has publicly stated his greatest honor is being the father of three sons. Cadence, Ethan, and Caleb, the Godson that he always claims as his own.



Reaux Fareal is a 2x National Spoken Word Winner, a published author, a singer with more than 500k streams, a Film Director with a film on Amazon Prime, an Activist, and Motivational Speaker in New Orleans, LA.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Biography:

Dr Lamarr Darnell Shields, PhD, the Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation at the Cambio Group, and former professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education discusses this shocking trend, causes, and solutions that help African-American boys and young men express their brilliance, including the necessity of recruiting and retaining African-American male teachers.

Guest Occupation: Retired Police Sergeant and Documentary Filmmaker
Guest Biography:

Retired as a Police Sergeant after 23.5 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Now a Documentary Filmmaker producing and directing films under my Lightning Digital Entertainment banner with an emphasis on the critical issues facing Law Enforcement.

Guest Category: Visual Arts, Entertainment, Love & Relationships, Mental Health, Inspirational, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Founder of Chicago based ‘Bizstarters’
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Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Co-Founder & CEO of ‘Populate’
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Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Writer, Singer, Actress
Guest Biography:

Sheri Pedigo is a talented writer, songstress, and actor who grew up in a small town in Kentucky. At the early age of 8 she started to play piano and began to write her own songs.

Her unique gift is her ability to bring words alive with soul and enthusiasm with a message of hope. She has a gift of the heart felt emotion of Karen Carpenter and then the soul and power of Tina Turner. She is powerful and authentic on stage commanding the audience and delivering her performance with the skill of a world-renowned conductor, taking you on a journey of your soul.

Sharing the stage with many iconic figures including Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo (Fifth Dimension) Country legend Randy Travis, Toto’s lead singer Bobby Kimball, and Bill Champlin (Chicago) Producer Narada Micheal Walden (Whitney Houston) as well as produced and cowritten songs and videos with Actress Dyan Cannon.

Her voice can be heard on national jingles for Coca-Cola, Kroger's, Hennessy and Pat Boone's song I Had A Dream etc.

Sheri ventured into the European market in 2009 where she cowrote the song Break Away with Swiss Rock band Gotthard’s leads singer Steve Lee. It was released on the “Need To Believe” album and charted twice triple platinum.

Sheri has given many of her professional years to great causes and has been a voice to the voiceless traveling around the world on many stages. She has also helped and instructed many young aspiring singers teaching music workshops and working with inner city schools.

Sheri served as co-producer for Saving K-9 lives which is a nonprofit organization that brings awareness to animals in need.

She has actively been involved with Actor William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse show in Burbank California where she has been a Main Stage performer for the events as well as singing the national anthem during Shatner's entry to the arena on horseback. Her love for horses has been her motivation to support and be a voice for the Wild Mustangs whose lives are in danger everyday out on the range.

In May 2017 Sheri was an author in the book “Redeeming the Screens” Her chapter “The flight of a butterfly is her living testament of a life of faith, overcoming fears, proof of a living God and that we are to live our lives with purpose and destiny.

She is now reaching inside and writing powerful screenplays and working with writers and producers to further this new season of her life. She has an incredible gift to bring a story to life and allow the audience into the heart and soul of a person and to feel the life and emotions of those characters.

Sheri is a member of The Screen Actors Guild, women in film BMI, ASCAP and SUISA

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Kids & Family, Music, Philosophy, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Realtor
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Michael Seay Jr. is a 7th generation Washingtonian. His father, Michael Seay, is a real estate broker and his grandfather founded the W.C. & A.N. Miller companies, which developed some of the area's most beautiful neighborhoods.
Michael started Michael Seay Homes with his father, who had just retired from a 45-year career as a real estate broker and manager. They have been top producers for five years straight with over $100 million in sales volume and 100 homes sold.
The team affiliated with Compass Real Estate in 2020 because of their positive culture, cutting-edge technology, agent collaboration, and private exclusive network to give their clients the very best tools to succeed in this ever-changing market. 
Their unique and caring approach and loyalty to their clients has helped them grow a referral-based business with very deep roots all over DC, Maryland and Virginia.
I'm honored to have Michael Seay Jr. on the show today as we talk about how to get the "junk" out of your real estate life by working with the Michael Seay Homes Team!
Guest Category: Business, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, Travel & Leisure
Guest Occupation: Independent Business Owner at Neumi
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Introducing Roderick Robinson, a remarkable entrepreneur and leader who has achieved extraordinary success throughout his career. Roderick's journey has been marked by a series of victories and accomplishments, demonstrating his unwavering determination and exceptional skills.
Starting at a young age, Roderick's talent for excellence became evident when he won medals at the Watts Sumner Olympics at just 7 years old. This early triumph set the stage for a remarkable athletic career, where Roderick became a leader on his high school track team, guiding them to consecutive City titles and Invitational triumphs. His ability to inspire and motivate others left a lasting impact on every path he walked.
Following his passion for service, Roderick dedicated eight years of his life to the military, where he rose to the esteemed rank of E5. His dedication and hard work led him to become a nuclear weapons instructor, a position that required immense responsibility and expertise.
In 1983, Roderick embarked on a new chapter in his career at Xerox, where his exceptional performance and unwavering commitment allowed him to rapidly climb the ranks. His outstanding achievements were acknowledged by the company, placing him among the top 10% of employees as a distinguished service manager.
During the early 90s, Roderick discovered his profound talent for network marketing, which further revealed his exceptional skills in teamwork, mentoring, and leadership. Through his unwavering commitment and dedication, Roderick achieved remarkable success, earning high five-figure income checks. He firmly believes that dreams can materialize through collective effort and teamwork, and this belief has shaped his approach to supporting and building the foundations of success.
Roderick's latest venture is with Neumi, an extraordinary opportunity in the home business industry. Recognizing Neumi's AAA+ rating and immense potential for growth and financial freedom, Roderick has set his sights on empowering 25 individuals this year to break free from the constraints of traditional employment and embrace true freedom in their time, health, and finances. He invites you to join him on this thrilling journey of turning dreams into tangible realities. With Roderick as your guide, success is within reach.
Guest Category: Business, Nutrition, Military, World News
Guest Occupation: License Therapist, Transformational coach, Ordained Minister, Motivational Speaker, Author, Actress
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Premadonna Braddick, MA., LPC is a License Therapist, Transformational coach, ordained minister, motivational speaker, author, and actress. She’s a prime example of overcoming nearly insurmountable circumstances. Born and raised in the foster care system in East Oakland, California from age two to eighteen years old, she spent the early years of her life dealing with depression, low self-esteem, and a poor self-image. Despite this, she was surrounded by mentors who offered guidance, wisdom, and inspiration to pursue her purpose in life; therefore, she understands the importance of mentorship. Instead of using her past as an excuse, Premadonna turned her obstacles into stepping-stones to achieve her goals and help young women and teenage girls do the same.

Through the love and support of those around her, Premadonna resolved not to allow past challenges to dictate her future or hinder her from achieving life goals. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television, and Film with a minor in Theatre of Arts from San Jose State University. She’s also an alumna of Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, where she earned two Master of Arts degrees in marriage/family therapy and Christian counseling. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Tulsa Rotary Club, and former member of Kappa Phi Beta Honor Society.

Mrs. Braddick was featured in Tulsa People Magazine, and appeared on Tulsa TBN’s Praise the Lord, along with several other community radio and television talk shows. Premadonna has a Podcast talk show called Real Life, Real Talk. Mrs. Braddick received the 2018 Woman of the Year-Pinnacle Award from YWCA and Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, In 2019 the Oklahoma For Excellence award for her outstanding mentorship work with at-risk teen girls and families in the community. She also received the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder ChangeMaker award, presented to visionaries who strengthen their communities through innovation, inspiration, and empowerment and drive culture forward.

She has a passion to reach teens and women since mentors helped her to finish college and move forward to create her non-profit, Soaring Eagle’s Youth and Family Services Inc. Its mission is to help youth and families rewrite their stories, define their futures, and succeed in life by providing resources to heal intergenerational family trauma and inspire positive growth.
Her organization addresses troubled teens and family issues through counseling, mentorship, an Annual Teen Summits. She currently works as a behavioral health counselor specializing in trauma counseling, depression, anger management, and marriage counseling. In addition to her many jobs, she considers it an honor to serve as a foster mother where she has fostered several children.

Helping others renew their minds and adjust their thinking are two of several ways this passionate woman encourages others to persevere, no matter the difficulties. Leading by example, her goal is to empower youth and families to enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling life. Her motto that drives her is, “When you have a setback, don’t take a step back because God is already preparing your come back!!”

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Philosophy, Science, Self Help, Society and Culture
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A native son of Chicago’s West Side, John Wesley Fountain is an award-winning columnist, journalist, professor, publisher and author of True Vine: A Young Black Man’s Journey of Faith, Hope and Clarity; and Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood.

A tenured full professor of journalism at Roosevelt University since 2007, he has written for the last 13 years a weekly Sunday column for the Chicago Sun-Times. As a journalist, Fountain has chronicled the story of murder for 30 years, mostly in Chicago. He was a 2021-22 Fulbright Scholar to Ghana, where taught at the University of Ghana at Legon and conducted a research project: “Africa Calling: Portraits of Black Americans Drawn to the Motherland”

He was previously a professor of journalism at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a graduate of Providence-St. Mel School, Chicago.

He has won numerous journalism awards over a nearly 40-year journalism career and is author of five books, including his latest, Soul Cries: In Black & White and Shades of Gray. He is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television.

He often shares his inspirational story of going from poverty and the urban mean streets of Chicago’s West Side to the top of his profession. Fountain is founder of WestSide Press Publishing, Chicago, and more recently FountainWorks NFP, a not-for-profit focused on telling the untold stories of marginalized or underrepresented people in print, digital and other forms.

His decision to become a journalist: “I chose journalism ultimately because of its power to make a difference, to shine the light on hidden corners of the world, to give voice to the voiceless, to make the invisible visible. I see this as more than a profession. It is a calling to which I am committed for as long as I have breath.”