Christmas, Coping, & Covid
Returning guest Aundrea Lofton is the founder and CEO of Boujie Body, a natural skincare line based in Memphis, TN. She joins the show for a special Duly Noted. website: Boujiebody901.comEsthetics booking site: https://boujiebody901.as.meInstagram: Rashad is the creator of Young Gifted and Black 365, LLC, and most recently released his first published work, a devotional and journal titled, "Journeying through covid: Healed, Whole, & Worthy". He is a lover of life, an avid thrifter, and a traveler. A licensed minister, Rashad is a 2020 graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology on the campus of Virginia Union University, where he received his Master’s of Divinity. His relationship with God, love for music, performing arts, and upbringing in the church have been driving forces. Rashad began singing at the age of 5 and later with small groups and choirs. His musical gift has provided opportunities to perform in arenas and more intimate settings; before former presidents, secretaries of state, and for civic organizations.www.YGandBlack365.comhttps://linktr.ee/YGandBlack365https://linktr.ee/journeyingthroughcovid
House of Representation Matters
Special guest Jenn Laskin, Esq. returns to discuss new details about the status of Student Loan forgiveness in Duly Noted. Stephen McLendon joins us for Lawyer-ish. He is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He earned his B.A. in Sociology and in Crime, Law & Justice from the Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. He has been a member of the Navy Reserves since 2009. Stephen began his career as a prosecutor in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, before prosecuting in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He then transitioned to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) drafting appellate decisions for cases involving Veteran’s benefits before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Currently, he works at VA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) litigating Veteran’s claims for benefits before the Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims. Kristal Knight is the Apex Highlight. She is a political strategist and social impact advisor, working with national political and advocacy organizations to raise and manage money to elevate their political platforms. She is a guest commentator on Fox News and MSNBC and the host of a podcast on Newsweek. During the 2020 cycle, she served as the political director for Priorities USA, the largest Democratic presidential super PAC and Biden’s preferred PAC. She is the founding executive director of Emerge Tennessee, a Democratic candidate-training program for women seeking to run for office, at every ballot level. Knight has experience as a statewide political director for a U.S. Senate race in Tennessee as well as working on the Hillary for America 2016 campaign. She got her start in politics working for former Mayor Adrian Fenty 2010 reelection campaign and in his office of policy and legislative affairs. Knight is a 2012 alum of the Obama for America campaign. She completed her master’s degree in International Public Policy at University College London and graduated with a degree in Journalism from Howard University.
Emily Hubbard is Assistant Director with the US Department of Justice and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law. Emily has over ten years of broad litigation and advisory experience, specializing in labor and employment, and national security matters. Prior to joining the DOJ, she served as Counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Environmental Protection Agency, litigating employment, national security, and FOIA cases. Before that, Emily worked as Special Counsel to the Boston Public Schools, advising on and litigating labor and employment matters. She also litigated special education cases and adjudicated student discipline appeals. 6-year veteran L. Wesley Weston is the founder and creator of “Let's Unpack This” a modern approach to the traditional game night. Wes is a southern transplant now living in Washington DC. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, the University of Maryland, and The George Washington University Law School. Mr. Wes is a newbie in the gaming world, having spent most of his life working in politics and the world of music and entertainment. He first came across the gaming world when he obtained his Event Management Certification and Project Management Certifications from George Washington University in 2012 & 2017. https://www.unpackthis.net/ @letsunpack_this
Season Finale Part 2
Lawyer-ish is wrapping up its first season with Part 2 of the Season Finale. Join us as we welcome back Jennifer Laskin for our Lawyer-ish roundtable! Get the behind-the-scenes scoop from Marcell Simmons, Social Media Intern at Apex Group and a very special Motivational Moment from Mama Angela!!!