Headlined Guests

Jett-Paul Laisure
Guest Occupation: Smart positive 10 year old, aware beyond his years
Guest Biography:


Jett is a very outgoing, smart and “positive future” looking 10 year old with an expansive vocabulary and keen self awareness that is beyond his years.  Jett is very inquisitive and has a huge heart. He’s confident and willing to take on a challenge especially if it involves learning something new, exploring technology or helping others and the planet. He has great musical ability and singing and dance also come easily to him. Jett possesses an authentic and quick wit with improvisational skills, loves athletics and is actively engaging in football, basketball, soccer, horse riding, surfing and skate boarding. 
Guest Category: Entertainment, Kids & Family, Philosophy
Melissa Gottlieb
Guest Occupation: Singer
Guest Biography:


Los Angeles native Melissa Gottlieb masterfully blends country, roots, and rock.  With a rich, sultry voice, she weaves the influences of her youth into a current soulful sound. 2017 was a breakout year for Melissa. While performing shows regularly at LA’s best known showcase venue, The Hotel Cafe, Melissa worked on her debut EP with veteran producer, Steve Churchyard. Churchyard signed on after hearing one of Melissa’s live performances.  At the same time, Melissa was catching the attention of multiple major network casting producers who sought her out after seeing her unique, unplugged youtube series, The Bathroom Sessions. Currently, Melissa is back in the studio working with producer, Ned Douglas crafting a current and standout sound fitting of her voice and style.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Armando Compean
Guest Occupation: Bassist, vocalist, composer and band leader
Guest Biography:


Armando Compean, bassist/vocalist/composer and band leader, boasts a career marked with a countless number of collaborations and musical partnerships.  He has had his own voice since the late 1960s when he relocated to Los Angeles.  A native of Houston, Texas, he was born into a musical family and, as a result, was exposed to all types of music and instruments.  His musical journey began with violin lessons at the age of 5 and continued with learning the trumpet, drums and the studying of classical piano for 10 years.  At age 13, he taught himself the guitar, formed his own bands and was fortunate to play with some of the best local blues and jazz musicians in Houston.  After being asked to play the bass in a band, and after hearing bassist Ray Brown with Oscar Peterson and Scott LaFaro with the Bill Evans Trio, Armando completely fell in love with the bass and it became his choice of instrument.  The diversity of his musical background has given him a wide spectrum to draw from for his writing and composing.

Television / Film Credits: Armando has worked with Oscar/Grammy winner T-Bone Burnett playing the bass on such films as WALK THE LINE, starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix, ALL THE KING’S MEN, starring Sean Penn, and DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD, starring Sandra Bullock and Ellen Burstyn.  Other film credits include HOPE FLOATS, starring Sandra Bullock; L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, starring Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey; ULEE’S GOLD, starring Peter Fonda; and BECAUSE I SAID SO, starring Diane Keaton.  Television credits include the current TNT show MEMPHIS BEAT, THE DREW CARREY SHOW, 7THHEAVEN, ACCORDING TO JIM, THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW, and the RICHARD PRYOR SHOW.

Recording / Stage Credits:  Armando can be heard playing the bass on numerous recordings with artists Gillian Welch, A.J. Croce, producer T-Bone Burnett, Taj Mahal, Jennifer Warnes, Coco Montoya, Jon Hartman, M.A.L.T., Pete Snell, Matt Harris, Carmela Rappazzo, Jaye P. Morgan, as well as singing the vocal on jazz guitarist Joe Pass’s C.D. White Stone, to name a few.  Live performances include working with Paul Williams, Cybill Shepherd, Lowell George, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Scott Ellison, Arnette Cobb, Jimmy Ford, Lanny Morgan, Jaye P. Morgan, Texacali Horns.  Featured documentaries include writing and music supervision for the PBS series Over America and Over California.  As a producer, he has worked with a number of artists on their recordings and projects, and also produced and performed on his own C.D.s, “Texas Brown Soul Zone” and “Just For A Thrill.”

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Ingez Rameau
Guest Occupation: Actress and Model
Guest Biography:


Ingez Rameau’s passion for performing goes back to her early childhood when she was cast in an Estonian play while growing up in post-WWII Displaced Persons Camps in Germany. After emigrating with her family to Toronto, Canada and graduating from Humberside Collegiate Institute she continued her studies in the field of Radio & Television Arts at the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. Ingez subsequently moved to New York, working as an actress and a model, prior to moving to Los Angeles. Some of her credits include Birthday Girl, Stiletto, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, Dark Justice, and Fame.

For the past five years, Ingez has devoted her life to examining, writing and crafting her experiences growing up in those post-WWII DP Camps. Her journey of survival, discovery and empowerment ultimately formed her 90-minute, one-woman play BURN which debuted at the Actors Forum Theatre in North Hollywood for a 3-week run to standing-room-only audiences.

For Women’s History month in March 2011, a performance of BURN was featured at the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival to a standing ovation. BURN has taken on a life of its own and a book is now in development with guidance from writer/author and coach Christiane Schull. In conjunction with the theme of the play and book, Ingez is embarking on the development of workshops and seminars to break the Code of Silence — a place where men and women can begin their journey from darkness into light.

While living in Europe, Ingez was fortunate to have been exposed to countless different nationalities and languages which helped shape the woman she is today. Her life has been full of diversity, experience and travel and she continues to express her creativity through various art forms. She speaks, reads and writes German, Estonian and French.

Ingez is privileged to have had the guidance of Michael Phillip Edwards on BURN. His direction, experience, soul and sensitivity helped bring her vision to a reality and she is honored to share her story with you.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Self Help, TV & Film
Eleanor Clift
Guest Occupation: Political Reporter, Television Pundit, Columnist and Author
Guest Biography:

Eleanor Clift is a columnist for the Daily Beast, an online publication. She writes about politics and policy in Washington, and the partisan clashes that make governing almost impossible. Clift has covered every presidential campaign since 1976 and bring her perspective to analyze the dynamics between an unconventional president and his party, and an opposition party still licking its wounds over its loss in 2016. Clift is best known as a panelist on the syndicated talk show, “The McLaughlin Group,” which ended a 34-year run with the death of the host in 2016. She has appeared as herself in several movies, including “Dave,” “Independence Day,” “Murder at 1600,” “Rising Sun,” and the CBS series, “Murphy Brown.” Clift and her late husband, Tom Brazaitis, who was a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, wrote two books together, “War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics” (Scribner, 1996), and “Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling (Scribner, 2000). Madam President is available in paperback (Routledge Press). Clift’s book, “Founding Sisters,” is about the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the vote (John Wiley & Sons, 2003). Her recent book, “Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics” (Basic Books, 2008) is about the loss of her husband together with an examination of how we deal with death in America. “Selecting a President,” written with Matthew Spieler (Thomas Dunne Books), published in 2012, examines the process that for all its flaws is better than the alternative. Formerly Newsweek’s White House correspondent, Clift also served as congressional and political correspondent for six years. She was a key member of the magazine’s 1992 election team, following the campaign of Bill Clinton from the start to inauguration day. In June 1992 she was named Deputy Washington bureau chief.

As a reporter in Newsweek’s Atlanta bureau, Clift covered Jimmy Carter’s bid for the presidency. She followed Carter to Washington to become Newsweek’s White House correspondent, a position she held until 1985. Clift began her career as a secretary to Newsweek’s National Affairs editor in New York. She was one of the first women at the magazine to move from secretary to reporter. Clift left Newsweek briefly in 1985 to serve as White House correspondent for The Los Angeles Times. She returned to Newsweek the following year to cover the Iran-Contra scandal, which embroiled President Reagan and tarnished his administration. Clift covered every presidential campaign since 1976, and was part of Newsweek’s special project team following the 1984, 2000, 2004 and 2008 elections, each of which resulted in a book. The most recent, “A Long Time Coming,” written by Evan Thomas and based on the Newsweek team’s reporting (Public Affairs, 2009) chronicles the history-making campaign of Barack Obama. Clift lives in Washington, D.C., where she is on the advisory council of the International Women’s Media Foundation, the board of the American News Women’s Club, the Board of Governor’s of the National Hospice Foundation, and the board of Respect Ability, which advocates for people with disabilities.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Ken Ludwig
Guest Occupation: Owner/Co-Founder Vibrant Aging - Helping people conquer the myth that aging is bad for your health
Guest Biography:

Born and raised in NY, Coach Ken moved to Colorado in 1975. A child of the 60's he was fully invested in the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll lifestyle, that surely would have killed him, were it not for a series of life changing encounters in the late 80's. Starting with his sobriety in 1988, Ken has been dedicated to bettering himself and the lives of all with whom he comes in contact. He is in total alignment with the mission of his partner company, to end human suffering. And he is very clear that as grandiose as that mission sounds it all starts within each of us individually. We can end our own personal suffering mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. That is who Coach Ken has become and is becoming.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational, Motivational, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Physician/Activist
Guest Biography:

Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician and mother of three. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1990 and completing her pediatric residence at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Margaret worked first in hospitals in Carroll County and and then in private practice. In 2007 she stopped practicing medicine to start advocating full-time for a state and federal single payer health care system.

"I view the struggle for health care as part of a broader social, racial, economic and environmental justice movement."
- Margaret Flowers

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, News, Politics & Government, Science, Society and Culture
Loretta Swit chats about 'MASH' and her ongoing mission to prevent cruelty and end animal suffering
Guest Occupation: Actress/Artist/Author/Humanitarian/A true champion of the animal kingdom
Guest Biography:

L  O  R  E  T  T  A

S  W  I  T




Award-winning actress and activist and recipient of the 2017 BETTY WHITE Award from Actors & Others for Animals, Loretta Swit, has released “SWITHEART: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit” in conjunction with the 45th anniversary year of M.A.S.H., and the role that brought her international acclaim as   Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan.

SwitHeart chronicles the artwork of TV Icon Loretta Swit, a true champion of the animal kingdom. Watercolorist, award-winning animal activist and actress, Ms. Swit is renowned for her starring role on TV's most honored series, M*A*S*H, for which she won two EMMY's and worldwide acclaim.  SwitHeart includes 65 full-color paintings and drawings.  Proceeds from the book will be donated to charities and programs that are as dedicated, as Ms. Swit and the SwitHeart Animal Alliance are to ending animal suffering and cruelty.

Loretta Swit: Ms. Swit, known worldwide for her iconic starring role on TVs M*A*S*H, is an animal activist and artist who has combined her passions to create a beautiful new book that celebrates her artwork and her love of animals. Proceeds from this book will be donated to Ms. Swit's tireless campaign to end animal suffering and cruelty. Ms. Swit has devoted decades to animal-related causes and is a strong advocate for animals and animal rights.  In September, she was awarded the 2016 Global Wildlife Conservation Champion Award by the GES Africa Conservation Fund for her support of animal conservation efforts, kindness, compassion and generosity.  

This December Ms. Swit will accept The Betty White Award from Actors and Others for Animals, their highest honor, “for all she has done to protect and care for animals.” What many fans may not know about the multi-talented thespian is that Ms. Swit has been an artist from age six. 'SwitHeart' ($49.95 / Hardcover / 2017) documents her animal portraits along with descriptive anecdotes about each and her extensive philanthropic work. Ms. Swit recently said, “I'm thrilled to see my passion for animals and my passion for art merge in a book that will help benefit and protect the animals on our planet.” For decades, Ms. Swit has supported the efforts of a wide variety of the best and most effective animal advocacy groups and programs with live appearances, promotional campaigns, endorsements, interviews, photo ‘ops’, documentary footage, cash donations, and steadfast encouragement.

 Ms. Swit has earned the respect of both the general public and the philanthropic world for her continuous humanitarian work.
SwitHeart Animal Alliance’s mission is to prevent cruelty and end animal suffering. This is realized through donations, the promotion of and cooperation with numerous non-profit organizations and programs that protect, rescue, train, and care for animals and preserve their habitat, while raising public awareness about issues that concern domestic, farm, exotic, wild, and native animals and their well-being.  

“How wonderful that Loretta can use her talent to do so much good.”

- Angela Lansbury

“Her pictures are created as much with her compassion and dedication as they are with her talent and artful vision.”

- Alan Alda

“Loretta's paintings touch us... the joy of the intimacy, the touch of fur, feather, warm breath, the awe she must feel at creating something so simple yet so unimaginably, breathtakingly complex.”

- Mike Farrell

“It's clear she has given her passion to the animals and to the arts. She makes me proud. But I still covet this woman... must be her animal magnetism.”

- Ed Asner

For more information about Loretta Swit visit … www.facebook.com/RealLorettaSwit


The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit

By Loretta Swit
Published by Ultimate Symbol / Publication Date: June, 2018
Hardcover Price: $49.95 / Pages: 128 / 65 Color images

available at amazon.com

SwitHeart chronicles the artwork of TV icon Loretta Swit, a true champion of the animal kingdom. Watercolorist, award-winning animal activist and actress, Ms. Swit is renowned for her starring role on TV s most honored series, M*A*S*H, for which she won two EMMYs and worldwide acclaim.

What many fans may not know about the multi-talented thespian is that Ms. Swit has been an artist from age six. SwitHeart documents her animal portraits along with descriptive anecdotes about each and her extensive philanthropic work. Ms. Swit said, "I am thrilled to see my passion for animals and my passion for art merge in a book that will help benefit and protect the animals on our planet."

SwitHeart includes 65 full-color paintings and drawings, as well as 22 photographs. Proceeds from the book will be donated to charities and programs that are as dedicated, as Ms. Swit is, to ending animal suffering and cruelty.

You can also purchase A Needlepoint Scrapbook Paperback – Released October 21, 1986 also available at amazon.com

Guest Category: Arts, Comedy, Entertainment, TV & Film
William Pullen
Guest Occupation: Adult/Child Psychotherapist in West London, UK , author of Dynamic Running Therapy.
Guest Biography:

William Pullen B.Sc., M.A., MBACP (Accred)

William Pullen practices psychotherapy in West London, UK. He specialises in individual therapy for adults and young people dealing with such issues as depression, motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship problems, addiction. He has written about Dynamic Running Therapy.


Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Wanda Malfara
Guest Occupation: Photographer
Guest Biography:

What THEY say…….

Professional portrait photographer, Wanda Malfara is an award-winning artist and a portrait specialist with an expertise in digital photo software. Whether shooting in her Montreal studio or on location, she is a master at finding the undiscovered beauty of her subjects.

Wanda brings a remarkable artistic flare as she captures those treasured moments in life, moments that are meaningful to all of us from babies to weddings and all those special days in between. Her creative eye is equally sought after on assignments from glamour shoots to fashion and business portraits.

Her art is routed in a rich life history, from her classical music training, her career as a portrait painter, her world travels and more recently her role as proud mom to two lovely little girls she adopted from China.

Clients delight in Wanda’s joie de vivre and appreciate the heartfelt interest she takes in her subjects. Her passion for people shows through in her images and makes her a winning choice for portrait photography.

Beautiful, contemporary portraits by a custom, boutique photography studio.

What I say ……

I have enjoyed many achievements in my life and am grateful for each of them – even my failures because through them I grew and stretched. But aside from adopting my two daughters – nothing fills me with such excitement and sense of accomplishment and purpose as helping women transform their perception of themselves and find their true inner beauty, freeze it for them and present it to them as a gift to cherish their whole lives. When a client says to me “feeling beautiful today made me feel like I can conquer anything!!”I want to bow my head in reverent gratitude for being a part of this amazing process. Sometimes I wish I were filthy rich so I wouldn’t even have to charge for this (…but I’m not….just sayin’).

What humbles me the most is the trust my clients give me – to coax, ever so gently - their fragile, beautiful selves out and encourage it to bloom and embrace all its fullness and magnificence. It’s an amazing experience to be part of. The connection I have with my clients is sacred and makes the whole experience much more than just a photo shoot – much more than just taking a photograph.

Celebrating … beauty!

Guest Category: Arts, Visual Arts
Lorie Johnson, psychic medium
Guest Occupation: psychic medium, clairvoyant, empath, channeler, automatic writer, aura reading, medical intuitive, shaman
Guest Biography:

Hello, my name is Lorie Johnson and I am a psychic medium. In addition to that, I am also a clairvoyant, empath, channeler, automatic writer, aura reading, medical intuitive, and shaman. I also have the ability to communicate with animals. I have many guides and guardians, including the seven Archangels and call upon them regularly to protect me whenever needed.

I have been seeing spirits since the age of two and had an experience at the age of six where I saw three spirits laying on cots. I was able to spell the burning flesh and assumed this was their way of telling me how they died. One spirit interacted with me and I later realized that this spirit was a guardian of mine.

When spirits come to me they take the form of silhouettes and I can see and speak to them. Sometimes they come to me seeking help wanting to get a message to a loved one that it is still living. These spirits see the light around me and know that they can trust me. I’ve even been told that spirits that are angry are scared of me because they know I am not afraid of them and I will not be intimidated…I see their truth.

When I do my readings for clients I have to tell them upfront that they cannot hide anything from me. I see it, hear it, and feel it. In order to help one unlock their Pandora’s Box I have to walk their life and uncover whatever secrets are hidden. Not everyone likes what they are told but what comes forward by their loved ones that have passed isn’t about me nor do I judge. I am a very blunt person. If I see it I say it. If they say it I tell it. I’m just the messenger and honestly, after it’s all over with I don’t even remember what is said. If I held on to all that I have seen and heard I would be living everyone’s life that I’ve ever read.

I have helped in many police cases dealing with missing children and runaways. I have a strong passion for helping kids and the elderly as these two groups have a hard time speaking for themselves.

I love my gifts and who I am. God made me this way for a reason and I will continue to use these gifts given to me by Him to help anyone that comes to me.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling, Shamanism, Psychic & Intuitive
Terry Hollimon
Guest Occupation: Sports Analyst
Guest Biography:

Terry Hollimon also known as T-Holla, grew up with in an athletic family. Both him and his brothers played college football and his dad played professional football. Having a passion for acting and entertaining, his peers remembered him as a thespian in high school. With football being his number one passion, acting and entertaining would be considered his 1-A. His family fully supports the Barbershop Movement for what it represents and because they know how much entertaining and football means to him. His family considers it a blessing that Terry gets to enjoy doing what he loves for a living.

It was tough at first in the beginning to have people understand their vision and to see what they were talking about. They wanted to create a platform where they can talk about sports in a fashion where it is understandable to the average person. The average soccer mom can understand a football game better by listening to the Barbershop then they can from someone who has been talking football for the last 15 to 20 years. That was their biggest hurdle.

His long term goal for the Barbershop is to see it grow and to be on television with a worldwide audience

Fun Facts: He got to meet Marcus Trufant through his younger brother who played football with Marcus in college. Terry is a HUGE family man!

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College, TV & Film
Neveen Dominic
Guest Occupation: Beauty and Fashion Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Guest Biography:

Founder Neveen has a passion in fashion, beauty, community development and entrepreneurship, and is currently on a Foundation Domination World Tour 2018-2019, sharing her Flawless Makeup, Skin Care Kits, and Cosmetic Business Essentials. She has an inspiring story!

Hailing from South Sudan, Neveen Dominic often struggled to find cosmetic products made for her ebony skin tone. With so many cosmetics companies touting their foundations' "wide range" of skin tones, Dominic was often let down when she found that these same companies' color ranges so often stopped short at "mocha."

She remembers the days she struggled to find any products to suite her skin tone and although she was passionate about beauty, the limited product choices made it hard to achieve that glam look every girl dreams of. The job of perfecting the complexion is even more daunting for dark skinned women, who often have to perfect intricate makeup techniques or are left without being able to wear makeup at all.  She noticed that even professional makeup artists shied away from taking clients with deep skin tones because of the limitations in their own product offerings. When Neveen saw other dark skinned women turn towards extreme methods such as skin bleaching to fit more Eurocentric standards of beauty, she knew that the issue was more than skin deep.

Fed up with having to compromise, Mrs. Dominic created Neveen Dominic Cosmetics with the goal of making all women look and feel beautiful, regardless of skin tone. The philanthropist and entrepreneur had a vision for celebrating and embracing multifaceted beauty and making accessible cosmetics for diverse women.

Naveen is the author of "Beauty from the Ashes of War: Testimony of God's Love and Dreams Come True", and the recipient of the True Beauty Foundations's "Woman of Inspiration and Impact Community Spirit Award", and one of 23 finalists for the 2018 Mompreneur awards.


Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help
Where expert go to get published.
Guest Occupation: Publisher and Media Personality
Guest Biography:

SUZY PRUDDEN, internationally acclaimed and prize winning speaker and seminar leader, author and TV/radio host and personality, has been inspiring audiences since 1965.  She is a New York Times bestselling author, fitness expert, hypnotherapist, and success and accountability coach. Suzy has written 14 books on physical fitness, weight loss, body/mind technology and mind power, created 4 videos, and dozens of DVD’s and CD’s. She is the co-creator of Itty Bitty® Publishing. You’ve seen Suzy on Oprah, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. Deepak Chopra says, “Based on trusting your inner intelligence, Prudden’s program is logical and straightforward, and most important, it works.” Louise Hay says, “Prudden’s message is both new and simple. Learn to love the body you are in. It feels good and it’s fun. I’ve seen Suzy take a skeptical audience and within three minutes turn this same group into a happy, smiling, eager and enthusiastic gathering.” The New York Times says, “If Suzy is talking about it today, the rest of the country will be talking about it tomorrow.”

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Technology, TV & Film, Variety
Guest Occupation: Insurance adjuster and psychic healer and author and student of eastern religions
Guest Biography:

Born in the Soviet Ukraine, I arrived to the USA in 1979 and went on to graduate the University of Pittsburgh to become a Construction Engineer. An insurance adjustor by day and a writer by night, I live in San Francisco Bay Area with my family. Since 1987 I had been an avid student of Eastern religions and had achieved some fame as a psychic healer. My writing career started in 2008 with the publication of my first novel, Friends of Fred, available on Amazon and elsewhere. My first Sci-Fi novel, The Fifth Battalion, an adventure-filled auto-biography, The Golden Fleece, as well as several of my short stories, marked by lighthearted view of life and a spark of spirituality, are available on Amazon.  I have recently released a collection of my selected short stories, The Roto-Rooter. Now I am about to release a psychic healing guidebook, You Are Psychic, The Healer’s Handbook, the first ever attempt to train anyone into a psychic. I am also working on the screenplay for The Fifth Battalion and the sequel under the working title The Baltizor Conspiracy.

The unique concept which creates the most influence is why I consider ANYONE a psychic and claim that I can train anybody into one despite it taking me personally 31 years and a highly elaborate and esoteric route through 28 religions and life-threatening adventures.  

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Education, Self Help, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive
Earl D Fowlkes Jr.
Guest Occupation: President/CEO of the Center For Black Equity, Inc.
Guest Biography:

Earl Fowlkes serves as the President/CEO of the Center For Black Equity, Inc. (formerly the International Federation of Black Pride (IFBP). He founded the IFBP in 1999 ago as a coalition of Black Pride organizers the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT Pride and community- based organizations. There are over thirty plus Black Pride events with over 450,000 attendees each year. In July, 2012, the IFBP Board of Directors voted to change the name of the organization to the Center For Black Equity which an expanded mission and membership base. The Center For Black Equity is the only Black LGBT international organization in the world.

Earl previously served fifteen years as the Executive Director of the DC Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education Consortium (DC CARE Consortium) and Damien Ministries, organizations that provided services to Person Living With HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC. He was licensed as a Social Worker (New Jersey) and, has worked on HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues for twenty five years. Earl serves on seven non profit boards of directors and community advisor boards.

Earl attended Rutgers University with degrees in history/business. Earl resides in Washington, DC however remains a devoted to his hometown Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and Flyers, and all things Pennsylvania.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Darrell Leonard
Guest Occupation: Award winning trumpet player, arranger, and composer
Guest Biography:


Darrell Leonard is a Grammy and W.C. Handy Award winning trumpet player, arranger, and composer.

After growing up in Iowa he studied music at North Texas State University before heading west to Los Angeles in 1969 and began a long career as a recording and touring musician.

Years with Delaney and Bonnie & Friends, Dr. John, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John & Leon Russell, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Glenn Frey, Little Feat, Billy Vera, and The Blues Brothers have taken him to major festivals, concert halls, and recording studios around the world.

Darrell arranged an played on hundreds of records, films, and TV shows including Grammy winning recordings by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo and Oscar winning “We Belong Together” by Randy Newman in Toy Story 3.

He‘s part of the composing team led by T Bone Burnett on the HBO series True Detective and composed music for theatre works with Academy Award winning director Eric Simonson at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.

Additionally he writes for and leads his own big band, the Line Up, and plays around Los Angeles with the eclectic quintet, The Sidewinders.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Emmanuel Itier
Guest Occupation: Award winning film producer and music and film journalist
Guest Biography:


An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed several pictures before completing in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and staring Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra as well as many worldwide peace activists. In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a Drama filmed in Hong Kong: ‘Red Passage’ which won many Awards in the Festival circuit.

Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful Music and Film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and various websites for the last twenty five years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for many French and American Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. Mr. Itier seats on the board of Directors of ‘Darfur Women Action Group’ in an attempt to bring Peace to Darfur. He is also the current President of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace ( RotaryEclubofWorldPeace.org ) and he is a member of the U.N Association.

Mr. Itier grew up in France and he moved in the USA thirty years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and three sons. Finally Emmanuel Itier released in 2014 another inspiring documentary Celebrating Women around the planet: ‘FEMME-Women healing the World.’ This Documentary earned over 20 Awards around the World.

Late 2017 Mr. Itier completed his third feature Documentary: ‘Shamanic Trekker’, about shamanism in Peru. Mr. Itier is now about to release two more documentaries in order to keep “Making Peace, One movie at a time.” These films are part of a series called ‘The Oneness Collection: Documentaries for a conscious Humanity.’ The first one is called ‘The Cure: Healing The Mind, Healing The Body, Healing the Planet’ to be distributed mid 2018 and by the end of this year the political loaded Doc: ‘We The People: A Re-Evolution of Economics and Politics’ is sure to shake the system.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Contactee, Paranomal Photographer, Elemental Communicator
Guest Biography:

"Cheryl from Texas" has an extraordinary ability to connect in with the multi and ultra dimensional worlds.  Her gift started at a very young age and along with a photographic memory she was constantly receiving guidance from what as a child she called "from those above."  When adults would ask her a question, her "folks from above" would telepathically give her the answers which led the adults to think she was exceptionally bright.  

Although her grandmother was intuitive and her grandfather had a genius I.Q. they discounted her sightings until one time, at the age of 15 when Cheryl was in the woods walking with her Grandfather he saw her "friends" plain as day...it scared him and they never talked about it afterwards.

She remembers small green beings coming to the window, place their faces near the glass and smile.  Her Mother, being very religious, would have none of it even though two children of her mother's friends swore they also saw Star Craft with her.

Cheryl went through various stages of wanting to fit in, wanting to be normal and during those times her ultra-dimensional friends honored her wishes and pulled back, but she knew they were always around her.  They were near yet no longer conversing telepathically and their level of protection was not as strong.

Now she celebrates her connection with the elementals, the fairies, the elves, dwarves, small folk and of course the Galactic Beings.  Cheryl is honored that they allow her to take photos...she sees them in a field that looks like parallel world's converging.

Her honoring of the elemental realm includes not cutting trees except with their permission to trim, leaving tall grass for the small folk and the animal kingdom and communicating with the elementals when work on the land needs to be done to be in harmony with all living there.

Cheryl frequently experiences plasma, organic and metallic ships flying over her home.  There have been many interactions between military craft and the Galactic Craft where she lives.  Her photos of orbs, plasma craft and Light Beings are spectacular.

Cheryl's main message is to the importance of raising awareness that we are not alone...we share space with so many beings.  Being kind to all sentient beings is important.  The more we are kind to each other...to Mother Earth..to animals...to the plant beings...to the elementals...the more we raise our consciousness and vibrations which allows us to see and interact with Beings from all dimensions.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Paranormal, UFOs, Animal & Plant Communications, Psychic & Intuitive
Bill Sweet
Guest Occupation: Author, Researcher, expertise is connecting prayer with paranormal research
Guest Biography:

Bill Sweet was always interested in paranormal phenomena which include the spiritual phenomena of prayer. Through meeting the founders of Spindrift Inc., Bruce and John Klingbeil, Bill began to grasp new ways of applying consciousness research to religion and science. Bill learned that the Klingbeils were healers in the Christian Science tradition who were doing scientific tests of consciousness and prayer.

Spindrift investigates prayer and human consciousness.

Bill Sweet was president of Spindrift for four years.

Bill was brought up in Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated from New Trier High School, which was the top public high school in the country at the time. He went to Illinois State University and received a communications degree. Bill has the highest-level ham radio operator’s license. He is also an audiophile and musician. For the Chicago area, Bill’s booking agency handled bands ranging from Dixieland, Rock and Roll, Disco, Big Band, and small group jazz.

The Spindrift research has been helpful in showing that aspects of prayer and consciousness are real phenomena and not the human imagination. Spindrift studied the positive effects, biased effects, and the dark effects coming from people’s prayers. An historical tidbit is that before 9/11, Spindrift tried to advise people to pay attention to the words in the dark prayers that militant Muslims prayed toward Jews and Americans.

The word Spindrift means the fast-moving spray atop an ocean wave during a powerful storm.

Spindrift points out: scientifically it is shocking to think of a force as intelligent, loving, kind, good, and aware of needs. The research suggested that prayer somehow linked to a loving Intelligence moved organisms toward their norms.


Bill Sweet’s book on Spindrift is called A Journey Into Prayer: Pioneers of Prayer in the Laboratory: Agents of Science or Satan? (375 pages published by Xlibris.com)

Area of expertise is connecting prayer with paranormal research.

Here is a book review by Dean Radin, Ph.D.

  • Review published in Shift: at the Frontiers of Consciousness, the quarterly newsletter of the Noetic Science Institute.

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A Journey Into Prayer by Bill Sweet

This book documents the inspiring and cautionary true story of Bruce and John Klingbeil, a father and son team of devout Christian Scientists who dared to test their faith in the power of prayer, and of Spindrift, the research organization that helped to support their efforts.  The story describes the Klingbeils’ courage and personal commitment to learn the truth about the efficacy of prayer, their self-taught but ingenious experiments, the staggering hostility they attracted from both the religious and the scientific communities, and ultimately, the unbearable poignancy in their untimely and mysterious deaths.

--Dean Radin, IONS’ Senior Scientist,

(Interviewed in the movie What the Bleep.)

Spindrift applied consciousness research to religion and science.

Bill Sweet joined www.SpindriftResearch.org. Spindrift studied human consciousness, spirituality, and the positive effects, biased effects, and negative effects of prayer.

Bill Sweet has written A Journey Into Prayer about the scientific aspects of prayer and the story of Spindrift.  See a sample chapter at Xlibris.com.

Brought up in Wilmette, Illinois, Bill graduated from New Trier High School, the top public high school. He went to Illinois State University and received a communications degree. Bill is a ham radio operator, a parapsychologist, an audiophile and musician.

The Spindrift research indicates that aspects of prayer and consciousness are real phenomena and not just the human imagination.

Spindrift points out: scientifically it is shocking to think of a force as intelligent, loving, kind, good, and aware of needs. The research suggested that prayer somehow linked to a loving Intelligence moved organisms toward their norms.

As the former president of the Spindrift Research Group (www.SpindriftResearch.org), Bill Sweet has been involved in the Spindrift study of the positive and negative aspects of prayer phenomena. The positive research suggested prayer was somehow linked to a loving Intelligence and was a normalizing force. The negative research suggested a negative intention in prayer was a destructive force.

Bill Sweet has written A Journey Into Prayer about the scientific aspects of prayer and the story of Spindrift.  See a sample chapter at Xlibris.com.

Bill is a ham radio operator, a parapsychologist, an audiophile and musician. E-mail: sweet@SpindriftResearch.org

The Spindrift research indicates that aspects of prayer and consciousness are real phenomena and not just the human imagination.

Bill is the author of the best-seller A Journey into Prayer: Agents..., a tome that focuses on the scientific aspect of prayer research in the laboratory. A sample chapter can be read at Xlibris.com and Amazon.com. Reviews are by Deepcok, Larry Dossey, Russell Targ, Marianne Williamson

The Spindrift website is www.SpindriftResearch.org

Bill Sweet’s e-mail address is sweet@spindriftresearch.org

Area of expertise is connecting prayer with paranormal research.

A Press Release about Bill Sweet’s book is http://spindriftresearch.org/book.php.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Paranormal, Philosophy, Mental Health, Religion, Science, Self Help, Spiritual, Access Consciousness