60 pippa.io <![CDATA[A Sojourner's Truth]]> http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ en Natasha Sistrunk Robinson freedom, courage, women, people of color, stories, story, author, speaker, mentor, community, leadership, mentoring, culture, truth, Christian, women Natasha Sistrunk Robinson Conversations for a Changing Culture A Sojourner's Truth is a podcast that celebrates the stories, contributions, leadership, and experiences of women, people of color, and all those who encourage them to live courageous lives and to walk in their freedom. International speaker, consultant, expert mentor, and author, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson invites her guests and listeners to learn, grow in community, and hopefully have a few laughs along the way.]]> A Sojourner's Truth is a podcast that celebrates the stories, contributions, leadership, and experiences of women, people of color, and all those who encourage them to live courageous lives and to walk in their freedom. International speaker, consultant, expert mentor, and author, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson invites her guests and listeners to learn, grow in community, and hopefully have a few laughs along the way.]]> no Natasha L. Robinson info+5b88025e2adb0d9824de0b7f@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5b88025e2adb0d9824de0b7f/1536549476091-9396d2963eb3ac7f76e88739372d37ee.jpeg http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ <![CDATA[A Sojourner's Truth]]> Episode 10: Our REDEMPTION Stories with my daughter Episode 10: Our REDEMPTION Stories with my daughter Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:00:55 GMT 28:38 5beb3de96d70acbe39cc27b2 no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ Featuring Ashley S. Robinson full 1 10 In this episode I have the privilege of having a conversation with my 11 year old daughter, Ashley S. Robinson. We share our stories, talk about her life and recent experiences, and what we are both learning about choosing freedom and courage. In this episode I have the privilege of having a conversation with my 11 year old daughter, Ashley S. Robinson. We share our stories, talk about her life and recent experiences, and what we are both learning about choosing freedom and courage. Episode 9: Our REDEMPTION Stories with Janie L. Mines Episode 9: Our REDEMPTION Stories with Janie L. Mines Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:13:17 GMT 40:32 5be444f8345b67d97effe3f5 no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ full 1 9 In this episode, Natasha interviews Ms. Janie L. Mines, the first black female graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Janie shares her story of leadership and redemption with us.


Janie L. Mines entered Annapolis—the U.S. Naval Academy— in 1976 as the only African American female in the first class of women. After leaving the military and corporate America, she continued to serve her country as the Senior Advisor, Business Process, in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. She currently serves on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS and is an independent executive management consultant. As a Sloan Fellow she earned an MBA from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Business Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ms. Mines founded and managed a non-profit organization for over 10 years serving socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescent boys in the community. She won numerous awards and was selected to carry the Olympic torch. She has maintained her relationship with the U.S. Naval Academy throughout the decades and continues to positively impact the lives of midshipmen and naval officers through her mentorship and ongoing support.


Check out her new book release, "No Coincidences: Reflections of the First Black Female Graduate of the United States Naval Academy."

Launch: November 10, 2018, Ms. Janie L. Mines and Mrs. Anne Springs Close in Fort Mill, SC

Availability: Pre-orders starting November 10, 2018 at

https://nocoincidencesbook-com.myshopify.com/

Shipping: December 10, 2018


Website & email:

https://custommessagesinc.com/

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In this episode, Natasha interviews Ms. Janie L. Mines, the first black female graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Janie shares her story of leadership and redemption with us.


Janie L. Mines entered Annapolis—the U.S. Naval Academy— in 1976 as the only African American female in the first class of women. After leaving the military and corporate America, she continued to serve her country as the Senior Advisor, Business Process, in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. She currently serves on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS and is an independent executive management consultant. As a Sloan Fellow she earned an MBA from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Business Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ms. Mines founded and managed a non-profit organization for over 10 years serving socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescent boys in the community. She won numerous awards and was selected to carry the Olympic torch. She has maintained her relationship with the U.S. Naval Academy throughout the decades and continues to positively impact the lives of midshipmen and naval officers through her mentorship and ongoing support.


Check out her new book release, "No Coincidences: Reflections of the First Black Female Graduate of the United States Naval Academy."

Launch: November 10, 2018, Ms. Janie L. Mines and Mrs. Anne Springs Close in Fort Mill, SC

Availability: Pre-orders starting November 10, 2018 at

https://nocoincidencesbook-com.myshopify.com/

Shipping: December 10, 2018


Website & email:

https://custommessagesinc.com/

customerservice@custommessagesinc.com

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Episode 8: Our REDEMPTION Stories Episode 8: Our REDEMPTION Stories Thu, 01 Nov 2018 12:54:20 GMT 52:50 5bccd6db901d25246f77824b no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ featuring Dr. Michelle Johnson and Miss Chase Clark full 1 8 In this episode we are talking about our Redemption Stories with two community leaders in the Triad, NC area, Dr. Michelle Johnson and Miss Chase Clark.


Dr. Michelle Johnson is a wife and mother, committed first to the spiritual and personal development of her family, and second to her assignment with her husband to build the Kingdom of God through community development and education reform. She pastors A People of God Church in Jamestown, NC with her husband, Rev. Tacuma Johnson, and also owns and operates The Point: Center for Education, Inspiration, and Transformation. In 2012, they opened the community’s first charter school to offer free transportation and meals to families seeking choice for their children.


Miss Chase Alexandria Clark is the compassionate and lively 14-year old founder and visionary of Chase’s Chance, INC. “Chase’s Chance” is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2013 with a focus on the youth and young adults locally and internationally. To date the organization has raised and donated over $28,000. Our hope is that ALL youth feel supported and encouraged to move towards the life that God has designed for them. Chase is a ninth grader and attends The Early College/Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown. Her plans include attending Spelman College and becoming a successful pediatric orthopedic doctor.



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In this episode we are talking about our Redemption Stories with two community leaders in the Triad, NC area, Dr. Michelle Johnson and Miss Chase Clark.


Dr. Michelle Johnson is a wife and mother, committed first to the spiritual and personal development of her family, and second to her assignment with her husband to build the Kingdom of God through community development and education reform. She pastors A People of God Church in Jamestown, NC with her husband, Rev. Tacuma Johnson, and also owns and operates The Point: Center for Education, Inspiration, and Transformation. In 2012, they opened the community’s first charter school to offer free transportation and meals to families seeking choice for their children.


Miss Chase Alexandria Clark is the compassionate and lively 14-year old founder and visionary of Chase’s Chance, INC. “Chase’s Chance” is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2013 with a focus on the youth and young adults locally and internationally. To date the organization has raised and donated over $28,000. Our hope is that ALL youth feel supported and encouraged to move towards the life that God has designed for them. Chase is a ninth grader and attends The Early College/Middle College at GTCC-Jamestown. Her plans include attending Spelman College and becoming a successful pediatric orthopedic doctor.



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Episode 7: Our Stories in the WILDERNESS w/ Pastor Florence M. Mugisha Episode 7: Our Stories in the WILDERNESS w/ Pastor Florence M. Mugisha Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT 37:37 5bb26f0f5345ef1422e58fe0 no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ full 1 7 In this episode, we discuss Our Stories in the WILDERNESS with Pastor Florence Mugisha of Africa New Life Ministries in Kigali, Rwanda.


Florence Mugisha is the Co-Founder of Africa New Life Ministries with her husband, Dr. Charles Mugisha, and serves as the organization’s Director of Women’s Ministry. Florence is a graduate of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. She is a preacher, motivational speaker, and dynamic communicator of the good news of Jesus Christ. Passionate about the gospel and revival, she has been invited to preach at a variety of churches across Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and the United States. God has raised her to be a voice for the poor and the orphaned children of Africa. Florence is a mother of five children.



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In this episode, we discuss Our Stories in the WILDERNESS with Pastor Florence Mugisha of Africa New Life Ministries in Kigali, Rwanda.


Florence Mugisha is the Co-Founder of Africa New Life Ministries with her husband, Dr. Charles Mugisha, and serves as the organization’s Director of Women’s Ministry. Florence is a graduate of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. She is a preacher, motivational speaker, and dynamic communicator of the good news of Jesus Christ. Passionate about the gospel and revival, she has been invited to preach at a variety of churches across Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and the United States. God has raised her to be a voice for the poor and the orphaned children of Africa. Florence is a mother of five children.



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Episode 6: Our Stories in the WILDERNESS with Amena Brown Episode 6: Our Stories in the WILDERNESS with Amena Brown Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:19 GMT 36:06 5ba7c74806375c281eaf314c no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ full 1 6 This episode features a conversation with my dear friend, spoken word artist and author, Amena Brown. We are having a conversation about Our Stories in the WILDERNESS.


Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour.

 

Amena is the host of three podcasts: HER With Amena Brown, the limited edition How to Fix a Broken Record podcast about her book of the same name, and Here for the Donuts. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta where they host an open mic every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee.



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This episode features a conversation with my dear friend, spoken word artist and author, Amena Brown. We are having a conversation about Our Stories in the WILDERNESS.


Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books: Breaking Old Rhythms and her latest release How to Fix a Broken Record. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as Creativity World Forum, IF Gathering, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as well as touring with Gungor, Ann Voskamp and the Voices Project Historically Black College and University Tour.

 

Amena is the host of three podcasts: HER With Amena Brown, the limited edition How to Fix a Broken Record podcast about her book of the same name, and Here for the Donuts. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta where they host an open mic every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee.



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Episode 5: The HISTORY of Our Stories w/ Joyce Garrett Episode 5: The HISTORY of Our Stories w/ Joyce Garrett Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:44 GMT 44:41 5bab8bb331c3c3b23ab6dc72 no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ full 1 5 This episode features a conversation with my dear friend, godmother, mentor, and acclaimed choir director and Bennett Belle, Joyce Garrett talking about the HISTORY of Our Stories. In it, she shares her personal experience participating in the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and the continuous fight for racial justice today.


Joyce Garrett, a native of Kinston, North Carolina consistently produced outstanding choral ensembles for over thirty years at Eastern High School, Washington, DC. A consummate musician and exemplary music educator, Garrett served as Founder/Artistic Director of the Excellence Without Excuses program, a youth intervention, values-training and scholarship program she created for the award-winning Eastern High School Choir of Washington, DC during her teaching career there from 1972-1999. Garrett directed the United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir in Annapolis, Maryland from 1990 until 2006, performing throughout the United States from California to New York, showcasing the Gospel Choir’s talents, and serving as a catalyst for Academy minority student recruitment and retention. Garrett received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennett College, and the Master of Music Degree from The Catholic University in Washington, DC. During her teaching career, she received numerous honors and awards Currently, she serves as the Music and Worship Arts Ministry Director of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. She is married to James Garrett and is the mother of two adult children, Rodney and Melanie Messer.


Follow her work through the Joyce Garrett Fan Page.

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This episode features a conversation with my dear friend, godmother, mentor, and acclaimed choir director and Bennett Belle, Joyce Garrett talking about the HISTORY of Our Stories. In it, she shares her personal experience participating in the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and the continuous fight for racial justice today.


Joyce Garrett, a native of Kinston, North Carolina consistently produced outstanding choral ensembles for over thirty years at Eastern High School, Washington, DC. A consummate musician and exemplary music educator, Garrett served as Founder/Artistic Director of the Excellence Without Excuses program, a youth intervention, values-training and scholarship program she created for the award-winning Eastern High School Choir of Washington, DC during her teaching career there from 1972-1999. Garrett directed the United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir in Annapolis, Maryland from 1990 until 2006, performing throughout the United States from California to New York, showcasing the Gospel Choir’s talents, and serving as a catalyst for Academy minority student recruitment and retention. Garrett received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennett College, and the Master of Music Degree from The Catholic University in Washington, DC. During her teaching career, she received numerous honors and awards Currently, she serves as the Music and Worship Arts Ministry Director of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. She is married to James Garrett and is the mother of two adult children, Rodney and Melanie Messer.


Follow her work through the Joyce Garrett Fan Page.

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Episode 4: The HISTORY of Our Stories with Latrice Williams. Episode 4: The HISTORY of Our Stories with Latrice Williams. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:58:35 GMT 31:25 5bab8ff6bcb6856c601eeac2 no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ full 1 4 The episode features a conversation with Mrs. Latrice Wiliams talking about the HISTORY of Our Stories. Latrice is my aunt, my mom's baby sister, and we are sharing some of our family history in this episode.


Latrice is a marketing and communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in community relations, media relations, strategic planning and event coordination. Her career experience includes promotions and exposure for various non-profits and associations. Latrice successfully managed several award-winning projects and public awareness campaigns, coordinated volunteer retention efforts, led creative and production teams and maintained departmental budgets. Latrice’s area of expertise includes digital content and story development, branding and volunteer coordination and retention. She currently provides web and digital content services and program coordination for the South Carolina Heart Gallery, an agency seeking to provide permanent homes for children in foster care.  

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The episode features a conversation with Mrs. Latrice Wiliams talking about the HISTORY of Our Stories. Latrice is my aunt, my mom's baby sister, and we are sharing some of our family history in this episode.


Latrice is a marketing and communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in community relations, media relations, strategic planning and event coordination. Her career experience includes promotions and exposure for various non-profits and associations. Latrice successfully managed several award-winning projects and public awareness campaigns, coordinated volunteer retention efforts, led creative and production teams and maintained departmental budgets. Latrice’s area of expertise includes digital content and story development, branding and volunteer coordination and retention. She currently provides web and digital content services and program coordination for the South Carolina Heart Gallery, an agency seeking to provide permanent homes for children in foster care.  

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Episode 3: The FORMATION of Our Stories w/ Dr. Twaina Harris of Claflin University Episode 3: The FORMATION of Our Stories w/ Dr. Twaina Harris of Claflin University Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:03 GMT 42:03 5ba7c4b206375c281eaf314a no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ full 1 3 This episode features a conversation with Dr. Twaina Harris, Campus Director of the Career Pathways Initiative and Director of Academic Advising at the Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Claflin University.


Twaina is from Orangeburg, South Carolina, and she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from South Carolina State University.  She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she was employed by UAB as a professional academic advisor in the Division of General Studies.  After serving several years as an academic advisor at UAB, she relocated to Columbus, Ohio and served as Admissions Manager for the College of Optometry and chair of the Diversity Committee for the health sciences (including the health professions) at Ohio State University.  In 2014, she earned her Doctor of Education degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The primary focus of her dissertation was academic advising at HBCUs. She has been employed at Claflin University for 14 years.


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This episode features a conversation with Dr. Twaina Harris, Campus Director of the Career Pathways Initiative and Director of Academic Advising at the Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Claflin University.


Twaina is from Orangeburg, South Carolina, and she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from South Carolina State University.  She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she was employed by UAB as a professional academic advisor in the Division of General Studies.  After serving several years as an academic advisor at UAB, she relocated to Columbus, Ohio and served as Admissions Manager for the College of Optometry and chair of the Diversity Committee for the health sciences (including the health professions) at Ohio State University.  In 2014, she earned her Doctor of Education degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The primary focus of her dissertation was academic advising at HBCUs. She has been employed at Claflin University for 14 years.


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Episode 2: The FORMATION of Our Stories with Jo Saxton Episode 2: The FORMATION of Our Stories with Jo Saxton Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:00:42 GMT 44:38 5ba041550635a39008fea259 no http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ full 1 2 This episode features a conversation with Jo Saxton about the FORMATION of Our Stories.


Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, and visionary. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff in multiple churches in the United Kingdom and the United States. Today, Jo co-hosts the popular podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien. She is also the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that creates intensives and experiences to invest in women who lead. Jo's most recent book is called, The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For.


Jo and her husband, Chris, live in Minneapolis with their two daughters.She loves Starbucks, running, her people, and the everyday stuff, like good music, good food, and good books, and Target. She really, really loves Target!

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This episode features a conversation with Jo Saxton about the FORMATION of Our Stories.


Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, and visionary. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff in multiple churches in the United Kingdom and the United States. Today, Jo co-hosts the popular podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien. She is also the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that creates intensives and experiences to invest in women who lead. Jo's most recent book is called, The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For.


Jo and her husband, Chris, live in Minneapolis with their two daughters.She loves Starbucks, running, her people, and the everyday stuff, like good music, good food, and good books, and Target. She really, really loves Target!

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Episode 1: Introduction Episode 1: Introduction Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:17:05 GMT 11:41 5b9d14601f78e95a0d3d0664 no https://shows.pippa.io/a-sojourners-truth/episode-one full 1 1