Brownstone Media Group Presents: View From The Stoop
Brownstone Media Group Presents: View From The Stoop
info_outline View From The Stoop- Stretch Garrett 01/01/2021
View From The Stoop- Stretch Garrett Welcome back family! As we look forward to a new year with excitement, hope and faith we want to say thank you to each and every one of you that stuck with us through this 2020. We can’t do any of this without you and we’re so happy your part of the family! Now let’s talk about this week’s episode! Our uncle Stretch Garrett has come to the Brownstone! He joins View from The Stoop to talk with us about his career and his book Last Request. With a decades long career in some of the top markets in the country Stretch has seen and done it all. You can listen to him each and every Sunday from 2pm - 7pm on the historic WHUR in Washington, DC!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Althea Heart 11/03/2020
View From The Stoop- Althea Heart Welcome back, family! This week’s guest is entrepreneur, television star, singer, and author Althea Heart. She has a new book that has topped Amazon’s charts and stopped by the stoop to discuss it with us. She’s had an amazing journey that has taken her from the hallways of Def Jam to top-selling author and we’re happy to say that we were part of the trip. Her ride isn’t close to stopping so get ready to watch her star continue to rise. Check this one out and let us know what you think. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Dr. Bernadette 08/22/2020
View From The Stoop- Dr. Bernadette Welcome back, family! Dr. Bernadette is back with us this week for a check-in. It’s been 5 months since we talked at the beginning of the global pandemic and the world is a much different place. She gave us the opportunity to talk with her about where we are now and where we’re going. As well as some tips for navigating our new normal. We love every opportunity we have to speak with her and we’re glad that she could take some time and help clear up some lingering questions and put a smile on our face at the same time. Take a listen and let us know what you think! Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Pierre Laguerre 06/14/2020
View From The Stoop- Pierre Laguerre Welcome back, family! This week’s guest is a man who is doing everything in his power to build a better community for the neighborhood he grew up in and all the neighborhoods just like it. Pierre Laguerre, the Founder & CEO of Fleeting, is an entrepreneur who has faced many obstacles and pitfalls on his path to success but has overcome everything life threw at him. From humble beginnings, as an immigrant to America, he has persevered through hardship and created a thriving business that he is using to help other people achieve a path to financial freedom, regardless of economic status or educational accolades. His story and his passion are truly inspiring and we are more than proud to say that he’s part of the family! Check out our conversation and then check out his business , his crowd-sourcing campaign at and follow him on . This one is extremely timely and we’re glad that we were able to share it with you. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Tray Chaney 05/30/2020
View From The Stoop- Tray Chaney Welcome back, family! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, The Wire is one of our favorite shows here at the Brownstone. We’ve had the privilege of talking to a few of the cast members and they’re always special. Well, this week brings us another opportunity to talk with one of our favorite people. A man who got his start on our favorite show and has since gone on to build an amazing career. Tray Chaney, got his break as Poot on The Wire but has gone on to show his ever-expanding range in movies, television, music, and as an author. He’s a man that is ever busy but he took some time to join the family and drop some jewels on us. Take a listen and then make sure you follow him on social media and check out his music on all the streaming platforms. This one is special and we’re glad we can do our part during these times to bring you some entertainment. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Dr. Bernadette Speaks on The Corona Virus 04/16/2020
View From The Stoop- Dr. Bernadette Speaks on The Corona Virus Welcome back, family! We hope all of you are staying safe and sheltering in place. This is an unprecedented time for the world and we want everyone to know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that this week’s guest can bring some comfort and understanding about what’s happening around us. Dr. Bernadette is back with us and there couldn’t be a better time to have her here. She brings to us her experience and first-hand knowledge of treating people who have contracted the corona virus. Please listen to what she has to say and we hope that you can take something from it. Leave comments and let us know how you’re doing out there. We love you guys and couldn’t do it without you. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- DJ Votes (Jay Claxton & Casay Vaughn 03/08/2020
View From The Stoop- DJ Votes (Jay Claxton & Casay Vaughn Welcome back, family! This year is an important one in our communities and in this country. With a very important election coming up we wanted to introduce two new family members who are doing their part to make sure everyone has the knowledge and ability to participate in the upcoming elections. Jay Claxton & Casay Vaughn, PhD are two DJ’s that are using their platform to help inform the community about the importance of getting out the vote. They’ve created an organization called DJ’s Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to uplifting the community through education and activation. They stopped by the Brownstone to share with us their journey and explain how important it is to exercise your right to vote. Take a listen to this one and be sure to check out their website at djsvote.org for more information. This one is important y’all, and we’re glad we’re able to bring it to you. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Jensen Atwood 02/04/2020
View From The Stoop- Jensen Atwood Welcome back, family! Thanks for supporting us we can’t do without you and we’d love to hear from you! Hit us up and let us know how we’re doing! Ok, so this week is special. Many moons ago we were introduced to the show Noah’s Arc and became instant fans. The show only lasted a few years and a movie but it's impact far outreached the television screen. One of the most important characters on the show, Wade, was portrayed by the multi-talented Jensen Atwood. We can’t tell you how excited we were to talk to him and find out more about his journey and what he’s up to now. This one is a good one so take a listen and then when you’re done make sure you take a listen to his single “Unthinkable” You’re going to like this one family and we can’t wait to hear what you think. Let’s Go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Orlando Barnes 12/19/2019
View From The Stoop- Orlando Barnes Welcome back, family! This week’s guest has dedicated his life to public service and has spent decades ensuring public safety. Orlando Barnes has a long career in law enforcement and as a lawyer helping to make sure that the communities he is a part of are as safe as possible. We’re very pleased that he was able to make time in his busy schedule to talk to us about his distinguished career and to give advice on entering public service. Take a listen and then let us know what you think. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Sonya Jenkins 11/30/2019
View From The Stoop- Sonya Jenkins Welcome back, family! This week’s guest is a welcome addition to the family! Sonya Jenkins is a multi-talented, creative genius behind the amazing book and film Shayla’s Catch. Among the many hats, this amazing woman wears are actor, producer, director, author and anything else you can think of. She is without a doubt an inspiration to anyone who has had roadblocks put in the way of their success. Not content to let anything stand in her way or wait for the green light from someone else to make her dream happen she went out and did it herself. With a film available right now on Amazon Prime Video and a book of the same name for purchase, she is living proof that if you work hard enough and don’t take no for an answer you can accomplish amazing things. Take a listen and then check out Shayla’s Catch. We’re glad we can welcome Sonya into the family and we know that you’re going to love this one.
info_outline View From The Stoop- Moses "King Weave" Overton 10/22/2019
View From The Stoop- Moses "King Weave" Overton Welcome back, family! Continuing our nostalgia run we had a chance to catch up with one our first guests and and all-time favorite, King Weave, Moses Overton! It had been about two years since we last had a chance to talk with our brother and in that time his life has undergone some major changes. Already one of the top stylists around he has been through the bumps and bruises to emerge on the other side even better and bigger than he was before. We’re glad we got to speak with him and share his story of having a setback and coming back strong and determined. Take a listen and let us know what you think. More great things to come and we can’t wait! Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Lawonza Serenity 10/03/2019
View From The Stoop- Lawonza Serenity Welcome back, family! It’s been about a month since you’ve heard from us on and there’s a good reason why! Your cousin went to the motherland! That’s right y’all I had the opportunity to go to Africa and had to jump at it. We’ll talk more about that later but believe me when I say that if you ever get the chance to visit Africa whether you be Black, White, Latino, Asian you should definitely go! There’s so much to learn about and experience and definitely well worth the trip. So, this week just to get us back in the swing of things we have a quick visit from our sister Lawonza Serenity. She’s an up-and-coming PR person from the Atlanta area and she stopped by to talk with us about her journey to where she is now and where she’s headed. We’re definitely going to be hearing a lot from her in the future and look forward to what she has coming up next. Take a listen and be on the lookout for more content coming soon! Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Erin Stevenson 08/28/2019
View From The Stoop- Erin Stevenson Welcome back, family! We’ve been doing this show for a few years now and over that time we’ve had some pretty amazing guests. We truly think of all our guests and listeners as a family and we try to keep track of all of our new aunts, uncles, and cousins. Every now and again we get the chance to catch up with family and we jump at the opportunity. Erin Stevenson is one of our favorite cousins and it’s been a few years since we talked on the mic. We had to ask her about the Janet Jackson residency she just completed. And, the last time she was here she was just launching her solo recording career so we had to get the update on that. Now everyone knows that when the family gets together no conversation ends where it starts so we were all over the place. But, we still had an amazing time. You’re going to love this one! Take a listen and let us know what you think. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Jonathan Brewer 08/15/2019
View From The Stoop- Jonathan Brewer Welcome back, family! If you’re anything like me you’ve spent many hours in front of HGTV watching any number of house flipping shows. One thing you learn very quickly is that every single flip requires one thing more than money. A good contractor. And this week’s guest is one of the select few who have been chosen to show off his impressive construction skills. Jonathan Brewer has been in the construction industry most of his life and in the past few years has made the transition to television. We are happy that he was able to stop by the Brownstone and share his career path, where he sees himself in the future and drop some tips for those of us who may catch the home renovation bug. Check this one out and don’t forget to let us know what you think! We know you’re going to enjoy this one! So let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Jordan Jackson 07/07/2019
View From The Stoop- Jordan Jackson Welcome back, family! Jordan Jackson is one of the funniest people in America. A clean comedian who has been entertaining audiences across the country as part of the Kountry Wayne tour. He took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about his career and how he got started. We spent some time talking about the importance of knowing who you are as a comedian, tough crowds, and where he sees his career going in the future. Along the way, I may have tried to instigate some comedy beefs but I’m not going to spoil it for you. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Yohance Myles 06/17/2019
View From The Stoop- Yohance Myles Welcome back, family! It’s rare that we get to speak to someone on the cusp of greatness but that’s just what happened this week. Yohance Myles is starring in the latest OWN network drama from Will Packer entitled Ambitions. Before the premiere episode hit the air he stopped by and joined the family to tell us about his journey to this place in time, the importance of education in his journey and what it means to be a man and a father. This conversation was one of the most enlightening and uplifting that we’ve had in a while and we wish him nothing but success with this new project. Your new uncle is about to do big things family! Take a listen and let us know what you think!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Nurse Alice: Mental Health 06/01/2019
View From The Stoop- Nurse Alice: Mental Health Welcome back, family! May is Mental Health Awareness month and so we reached out to our favorite nurse to come to talk to us about Mental Health and we got it in just under the wire! Nurse Alice is always full of good information and down to earth advice that all of us can learn from. We know that it’s the last day of the month but believe me, you can apply this every day and we’re glad that we got a chance to bring it to you. Take a listen and we’re sure that you’re going to get something from this one. Let's go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Nicoye Banks 05/13/2019
View From The Stoop- Nicoye Banks Welcome back, family! We always try to bring you the most interesting guests who we think we’ll not only entertain you but educate and uplift. I don’t think there’s a better way to describe this week’s guest. You may know Nicoye Banks from his recurring role on the hit show Queen Sugar, but did you know that he was also a community activist and leader? He stopped by the Brownstone to talk about his life, his career, and what he is doing to help his community become stronger and grow. This is the first of what we hope will be many more conversations with our newest brother and we know that you’ll enjoy this one. Take a listen and make sure to let us know what you think. Leave us a comment and be on the lookout for more great conversations to come!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Mama Biscuit 05/06/2019
View From The Stoop- Mama Biscuit Welcome back, family! We’re back after a quick family vacation and we came back with a new mom! This week we’re introducing you to Mama Biscuit, Lesley Riley. This amazing entrepreneur took a recipe that had been in her family for generations and her love of cooking and has turned it into a successful business that is sure to make you re-evaluate what the best biscuit you’ve ever had was. She took time out to share with the family her journey to success and some advice on how to get started in pursuing your own dreams. We are so proud to welcome her to the family and glad to say that our mom’s biscuits are the best! Take a listen and let us know what you think. We promised big things in the future and this is just the beginning so stay tuned to Viewfromthestoop.com, follow us on Instagram & Facebook, and check us out on Soundcloud & Youtube for more great content coming soon!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Morgan Martinez 01/12/2019
View From The Stoop- Morgan Martinez Welcome back, family! 2018 was amazing and wait until you see what we have planned for 2019! First up is one of our favorite people in the world and someone who we’re sure you’re going to find highly entertaining. Morgan Martinez works for a non-profit that works internationally to support and strengthen democracies. With a high profile job in our nation’s capitol, we’re excited that she had time in her busy schedule to talk with us about how she came to DC, the importance of hard work, her interesting family life and where she sees her career going. Take a listen to this one and be sure to let us know what you think. Let’s Go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Dr. Bernadette 12/01/2018
View From The Stoop- Dr. Bernadette Welcome back, Family! We are pleased to introduce to the family a woman who literally is standing on the cusp of something amazing. Dr. Bernadette is helping to push forward healthy vision for getting your mind, body, and spirit right. With a focus on your whole self and taking responsibility for your physical and mental well-being, she is making a difference in so many lives. With the impending launch of a new series, she stopped by to talk with us about where she’s been and where she’s going. And, if you listen close my new cousin even offered me a job. Check this one out. You’ll love it and maybe you’ll learn a little bit about yourself too.
info_outline View From The Stoop- Tommy O 11/13/2018
View From The Stoop- Tommy O Welcome back, Family! This week's guest is one of the greatest living guitarist in the world. He has played with either on tour or in sessions with the biggest names of the last 40 years of popular music. Only true fans may know his name, but everyone will know his sound. Tommy O has performed with, just to name a few, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, New Edition, TLC, Alexander O'Neal and many more. A seasoned veteran who took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about his life and career and his goal to help new artist discover their path. He talks with us about his record label, how he got started, his passion for the business and where he sees not only his company but the industry going in the future. Truly a legend in his own time we are so happy that he graced us with his time and we're sure you're going to enjoy this one. Take a listen and let us know what you think. It's going to be a good one! Let's go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Kenji Jasper 10/20/2018
View From The Stoop- Kenji Jasper Welcome Back, Family! This week we introduce or re-introduce everyone to a new family member who we hope will be coming around the Brownstone a lot in the future. Some of our more seasoned family members may recognize this week’s guest from BET’s Teen Summit. Or you may have read his work in numerous media outlets around the country. Kenji Jasper has stopped by the stoop this week to have one of the better conversation that we’ve had in awhile. We touched on topics ranging from his start in the business, growing up in the DC area in the 80s and 90s, the effect of gentrification in our communities, Jay-Z or NAS, his new book, and so much more. Make your self a drink and sit down and enjoy this one. It’s going to be good! As always check out viewfromthestoop.com for more great content and to let us know what you think. You can also find us on instagram @brownstonemg and on facebook. That’s enough about us. Let’s get this one started!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Nelson Jackson III 09/09/2018
View From The Stoop- Nelson Jackson III Welcome back, family! It’s been a busy year here at Brownstone. We’ve been growing and we’re making moves to bring you guys the best information and entertainment we can possibly present. But the downside to that is that sometimes it takes a little while to introduce people who are special to us. This week’s guest has been patiently waiting on us and the wait is over! Nelson Jackson III is an amazing songwriter, producer and musical director who has been in and around the film and music industries for the better part of the last 2 decades. You definitely want to listen to his amazing story of faith and perseverance. As a minister and a part of the entertainment business he shared with us how he has maneuvered through the pitfalls of success and we are proud to bring that story to you. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Big things are around the corner family and this is part of the beginning. Let’s Go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Tasha Scott 08/27/2018
View From The Stoop- Tasha Scott Welcome back, family! Tasha Scott is a face that you’ve known since the mid-90s having appeared on such classic shows as South Central & The Parent 'Hood. But what you may not know is that she is one of the best singers around and this week she stopped by the Brownstone to share her gift with her new family! We are pleased to be part of the rollout to her new album and she is one the most genuine and hilarious people we have ever spoken to. Check out this fun interview and when you’re done don’t turn it off too soon because Tasha has left the family a little present at the end. Check it out and let us know what you think! Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Adina Howard 08/09/2018
View From The Stoop- Adina Howard Welcome Back, Family! Adina Howard burst onto the scene in the mid 90’s with a style that in your face and funky. Her chart-topping debut signaled to all who listened that a new star was born and she didn’t care if you were ready to listen she had something to say. This was the start of a career that would span decades and multiple hit records and we are happy to welcome her to the family! Adina stopped by Brownstone to talk frankly about her career now & then and the direction that her life has taken. We also find time to talk about our favorite restaurants, seek sponsorship, and much more. You’re going to enjoy this one!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Dr. Eddie Connor, Jr. 07/10/2018
View From The Stoop- Dr. Eddie Connor, Jr. Welcome back, family! This week we have the pleasure of talking to a man who may have accomplished more before 25 than some people have in their entire lives! Eddie Connor, Jr. has an amazing story of faith and perseverance that will inspire you and show the true meaning of overcoming adversity. He shared with us his journey from childhood struggles to the top of the Amazon Bestsellers list and we’re sure that this one will touch you and give you some much-needed encouragement. After it’s over please let us know what you think and don’t forget to give us 5 stars on iTunes. We love to hear your feedback and it only helps us bring you the shows and content that you want to hear! Check us out on Instagram @brownstonemg, SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
info_outline View From The Stoop- Nurse Alice Benjamin 06/30/2018
View From The Stoop- Nurse Alice Benjamin Welcome back, family! We always like to remind you that we’re one family and we mean it each and every time we say it. If you have been with us from the beginning you know that we’ve had a variety of guests over the years and we have always strived to bring you interviews that have been both educational and informative. This week’s guest is perhaps one of the most important ones that we have ever welcomed to the family. Nurse Alice is a national board certified and award-winning Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist with nearly two decades of experience in cardiovascular health who has been called the best nurse in America. She stopped in to share with us valuable information about health, nutrition, and preventative care. We touched on topics from Diabetes to Heart Disease and ways to take care of your family on a budget. I can’t stress how important this conversation is and I hope that you not only listen but share it with your friends and families. When you’re done listening please check out Nurse Alice’s website www.asknursealice.com for more information or if you have any questions. This is a good one family! Let’s go!
info_outline View From The Stoop- Ralph Harris 05/07/2018
View From The Stoop- Ralph Harris Welcome back, family! This week’s guest is someone that we at the Brownstone have been watching since we were kids. Ralph Harris is one of the funniest comedians of his generation and we are so happy that he blessed us with his presence. The conversation we had with Ralph about his beginnings, the highs and lows of his multi-decade career, and his views on how comedy has changed will make you laugh and look at the entertainment business in a way you may not have before. We are incredibly excited about this one and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome Ralph to the family! Check this one out and let us know what you think on Instagram, Facebook, SoundCloud, and on our website. Family, we know you’re going to enjoy this one!