A podcast to disrupt common narratives and constructs to empower black and brown communities. We provide inspirational content from entrepreneurs and leaders who are disrupting the status quo for social equity and inclusion.

HOSTED BY: ROB RICHARDSON

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Dawn Dickson on Crowd Investing, this is Disruption Now

Dawn Dickson on Crowd Investing

Dawn Dickson is well-known for raising capital through crowdfunding means. In 2019, she made history using the same fundraising route usually overlooked by Black entrepreneurs. Dickson became the first Black founder in history worldwide to raise the highest secure token offering (STO) crowdfunding round from the general public. Her company PopCom has raised millions from more than 4,000 investors.
Karla Ferguson on branding in a Black Lives Matter Movement

Branding in a Black Lives Matter Movement

Everyone from the NFL to the NBA, to startups and corporations, it’s now popular and universally accepted to say black lives matter. But what does that actually mean for black equity?
Jewel Burks-Solomon on Google Statups

Jewel Burks-Solomon on Google Startups

In this session from the Disruption Now Summit we discuss the best practices and approaches for getting funded as a start-up with Jewel Burks-Solomon. Burks is an advocate for representation and access in the technology industry

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Dawn Dickson on Crowd Investing, this is Disruption Now

Dawn Dickson on Crowd Investing

Dawn Dickson is well-known for raising capital through crowdfunding means. In 2019, she made history using the same fundraising route usually overlooked by Black entrepreneurs. Dickson became the first Black founder in history worldwide to raise the highest secure token offering (STO) crowdfunding round from the general public. Her company PopCom has raised millions from more than 4,000 investors.
Karla Ferguson on branding in a Black Lives Matter Movement

Branding in a Black Lives Matter Movement

Everyone from the NFL to the NBA, to startups and corporations, it’s now popular and universally accepted to say black lives matter. But what does that actually mean for black equity?
Jewel Burks-Solomon on Google Statups

Jewel Burks-Solomon on Google Startups

In this session from the Disruption Now Summit we discuss the best practices and approaches for getting funded as a start-up with Jewel Burks-Solomon. Burks is an advocate for representation and access in the technology industry
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and BLM

RBG and Black Lives Matter

How laws are interpreted often have a more lasting impact than the laws themselves. RBG's death could change the course and direction of rights in this country for black and brown communities. Discover what you can and should do to protect your rights.

Max Tuchman CEO Caribu

At the Disruption Now Summit, I interviewed Maxeme Tuchman the CEO + Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that allows parents and grandparents to read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. We discuss how black and brown entrepreneurs can win by raising money online instead of waiting on VCs.
Robert Greene

Robert Greene: Power & Human Nature

Robert Greene is the author of five New York Times best sellers: Greene is known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction. He has written five international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, the 50th Law and Mastery.
Mark Phi

Is Black King?

The use of art can be a powerful change agent in this critical moment. Mark Phi hopes through his art he can inspire change and get more African Americans to embrace the power of their heritage.
Kevin Cadette

The Need for Black Angel Investing

Kevin Cadette is a startup industry veteran and technology leader. His organization Black Angels Miami aims to connect black investors to promising minority-owned startups.

Rabbi Barr: Racism and Anti-semitism

DeSean Jackson’s Hitler moment—and Nick Cannon's anti-Semitic comments —showed that Black Americans’ experience of racism doesn’t automatically immunize us toward other forms of hate.

Theo Dumont , Seeking Representation in Hollywood

Theo Dumont is the co-founder and co-director of the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood Comedy Festival and co-founder of the Mammoth Film Festival.

Come As You Are, Change the Game

Phylicia Fant is the Co-head of Urban at Columbia Records. “You have to honor who you are and show up in that space,” said Fant.
Will Hayes

Equity and AI Delusions

Will Hayes CEO of Lucidworks is working to create a more engaging world in the digital space.