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BRNDD: Conversations with Creatives

Branded by dictionary definition in the commerce world means carrying the brand or trademark of a manufacture. In today’s world, the definition of a brand has opened up much more. Brand’s can be the label names we wear, the companies we support, down to our own individual selves. Join BRNDD hosts, Donte’ Cotton and Ronald James as they interview not just people behind the brands but also some of the influencers on these brands. Musicians, artists, athletes and store owners have created their own brand and we want to examine how these worlds collide. So tune in as BRNDD takes you inside the world of today’s creatives.
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May 8, 2017

Ericka Blount Danois is an award winning author who has worked as a staff writer, editor, freelancer, and stringer for a number of publications including: Spin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Vibe, and The Source. She also has written a non-fiction book on the history of Soul Train, entitled, Love, Peace and Soooooouul! The BRNDD hosts caught up with her to talk about her career over the past couple decades; from interviewing Pac to meeting former Cuban President Fidel Castro. 

Highlights: 

  • 15:01: Behind the Scenes of All Eyez On Me and Rooming with Benny Boom
  • 23:40 Journalistic fairness and the story behind Little Melvin
  • 29:45 Working for Vibe and Covering Nas before illMatic
  • 38:32 Writing for the Legendary Source
  • 41:38 The world of Freelance Writers
  • 44:29 Writing Love, Peace and Soooooouul!
  • 51:25 the Transition from Traditional Print to Digital and Blogs
  • 54:26 Black Comedy
  • 1:02:15 Unsung Stories and Charlie Murphy
  • 1:08:28 Sports Figures and 30 for 30
  • 1:11:52 Interviewing Fidel Castro
  • 1:17:18 Fake News
  • 1:23:00 Where Were you When Prince Died?
  • 1:30:41 The Impact of Love Peace & Soul
  • 1:32:28 Advice to Upcoming Writers; is it still fun for you?

 Ericka's 

Website: http://www.erickablount.com/

Love, Peace & Soul Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/lovepeaceandsoul/

Purchase Love, Peace & Soul: 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-peace-and-soul-ericka-blount-danois/1114718203?ean=9781480341012

 BRNDD Podcast:

Website: debonairmaterial.com

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/brnddpodcast

Twitter:

@DebMaterial

Instagram:

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facebook:

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RSVP for BRNDD Live: July 13th: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1293084974112947/

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@whoisronjames

 

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