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Episode #91: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Jesus Flores

I have SOMETHING to say!

Release Date: 04/08/2021

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I have SOMETHING to say!

Brittany Ramos DeBarros, a proud Afro-Latina Staten Islander, community organizer, and combat veteran, is running for Congress in New York’s 11th District. Growing up in a deeply patriotic military family, she entered the Army in order to help pay for college. Her time in Afghanistan changed her mind about war, making her feel betrayed by a system that covered up greed and corruption with the veneer of freedom. DeBarros is determined to help lead the fight to build a better, more just world.

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Episode #95: Episode #95: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Tisse Mallon

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Tisse Mallon discusses the Science of Connection. As the founder of Elar Institute, Tisse develops and implements programming that lies at the intersection of emotional intelligence, applied neuroscience, and mindfulness to transform how people treat people. Tisse says that we are taught from a young age that competition is good and that for one person to win another one has to lose. However, Tisse adds, if one person is losing the other person is as well – NO ONE WINS – because we are all connected.

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Episode #94: Episode #94: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Amir Sadeh

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With a degree in American Politics and Constitutional Studies, Amir M. Sadeh, Ph.D., research is in Latino Politics, Immigration/Migration, and Race and Ethnic Politics. His dissertation, “Mobilization and Maria: Demographic Change in Florida and the Future of American Politics,” focuses on the growing Puerto Rican migrant population in Central Florida, pre-and post-Hurricane Maria, and sheds light on the impact of this demographic shift on electoral politics in the state during the 2016 and 2018 electi

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Episode #93: Episode #93: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Kye Walker, Esq.

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The global pandemic has made American workers who got laid off seriously consider being their “own boss” as a viable option to put food on the table. This includes tens of thousands of women who also had to face the hard decision of whether to stay in the workforce or care for their families. We invite our host's lawyer, Kye Walker, to share some valuable insights in this episode about important aspects in setting up a business for success for the benefit of my fellow business owners.

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Episode #92: Episode #92: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Carole Burton

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“We need to start working on ‘human being’ as opposed to ‘human doing’”, says Carole Burton, Principal of Radiance Resources in this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY. “The systems are failing because they no longer serve us! That’s what’s happening and it’s impacting everyone”. She elaborates on how ‘human doing’ is about competing which leads to the scarcity mindset, while ‘human being’ is about sharing and having an abundance mindset.

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Episode #91: Episode #91: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Jesus Flores

I have SOMETHING to say!

In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, I talk to Jesús Flores, President of Latino Business Foundation of Silicon Valley and fierce advocate for the interests of the small business community of Santa Clara County. Jesús truly understands the pain points of the immigrant and undocumented small businesses he represents. With a group of committed partners, Jesús is determined to ensure these small businesses that employ over 68,000 people not only survive but THRIVE.

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Episode #90: Episode #90: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Blanca Catalina Garcia

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Blanca Catalina García went from being an interpreter and educator helping Spanish speakers navigate information and spaces that could help them succeed, to launching her own business teaching entrepreneurs of color how to access opportunities, resources, mentorship, and capital to scale their businesses. Blanca works mostly with entrepreneurs who identify as women of color because they struggle the most to find the right support to grow their businesses, and are becoming entrepreneurs at the highest rates

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Episode #89: Episode #89: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Thali Sugisawa

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If you live in Orlando join the Asian Pacific American Coalition and the Social Justice and Advocacy Dept. TODAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 23 at 6:30 PM at the UCF Reflecting Pond as they host a vigil in honor of the 8 Atlanta victims, and all victims of anti-Asian hate crimes. The event will be in accordance with COVID-19 protocol but will allow participants to take part in spoken word and lantern ceremonies, following University and community speakers. Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/816104985647740

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Episode #88: Episode #88: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guests, Joshua & Emily Walker

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In this episode, we hear from Emily & Joshua Walker, two tech pros who are advocates for creating equitable pathways for Black and Brown people to work in STEM-based jobs. Emily, a Digital Marketing expert, is helping to spearhead change in the organizational culture of the company she works for. Joshua, an Honorable Army Vet turned techie, shares why he wrote his book “Venti Fried Chicken” to inspire real (and diverse) people to get into technology, after becoming a self-taught technician. himself.

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Episode #87: Episode #87: "I Have SOMETHING To Say" with special guest, Claudia Rivas

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Claudia Rivas was recently promoted to Senior Vice President at the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management firm in the Bay area. She self-identifies as an immigrant and person of color who is proud of her Latino heritage, and this accomplishment is epic because her career started with a simple dream to provide a better life for her family. She shares how she defied all expectations society imposed on her as a teenage mom, and how finding mentors that looked like her helped her stay true to her passion – economic

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The inequities that have always existed in the U.S. have been exacerbated. It’s no secret that the gap is most palpable in Silicon Valley, because of the blatant inequitable access to resources and opportunities for people of color.  In this episode of I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, I talk to Jesús Flores, President of Latino Business Foundation of Silicon Valley and fierce advocate for the interests of the small business community of Santa Clara County. When I was invited to participate in virtual Bay Area recovery discussions last Fall as Co-Chair of Equity + Entrepreneurship, it was evident after just a few interactions that a deeper conversation was needed with Jesús to truly understand the pain points of the immigrant and undocumented small businesses he represents: eviction, displacement, navigating rental moratoriums, limited English proficiency, access to capital, technology, technical assistance, legal counsel, transportation, meeting basic human needs. With a group of committed partners, Jesús is determined to ensure these small businesses that employ over 68,000 people not only survive but THRIVE.