Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Q-on-1 w/Brother Ali of Grassrootz Books & Juice Bar

Grassrootz is the only black-owned book store in Phoenix.  I talk to the manager about the importance of the business to the community.


Duration: 21 minutes.

Brother Ali manages the Grassrootz Books and Juice Bar in Phoenix, Arizona.  It's a place created out of necessity when you listen to his story.  Not only does Grassrootz offer a physical location in which to edify your knowledge, build networks, as well as enjoy an atmosphere of peace and like-mindedness, but it's also an online haven for books.  

During this pandemic, people are unable to get out as much without risking their health, so the option to peruse their collection of books relevant to communities of color is still available at this time.

He and I discuss why black history and culture is more relevant than ever in 2020.  We talk about Blackout Days and the pros and cons of it.  He also talks about a book or two trending in the black community.

Enjoy my Q-on-1 conversation with him on this edition of the Talk 2 Q Radio Show.

Show #860

Visit the online bookstore at www.GrassrootzBookstore.com.

You can also support by making a donation to the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee here.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Q-on-2 w/Damarces & Lakivia Sharkey of Treble & Flame Co.

I'm joined by two entrepreneurs who took their love for candles and music to another level.


Duration: 21 minutes.

This couple met in college and probably never knew what that meeting would turn into some day.  

Damarces and Lakivia Sharkey are the proud owners of a candle company.  But, not just any candle company.  These two had a plan to make their candle company stand out from the others and they created the perfect gift for any music and scent lover! 

Treble & Flame Co. not only gives you the relaxing ambiance to set the mood, but they also allow access to the music that will get you in the mood!  When you order from T&FC, you not only get an amazing-smelling candle, but also a playlist that will accompany the candle as well.  

If you like 80's R&B, then the Purple Rain candle is definitely for you.  90's hip hop is your thing?  Then maybe you should check out the Bonita Applebum candle.  This list goes on!

These will be perfect stocking stuffers for anyone this holiday season!

Enjoy my interview with the Sharkeys and see how their love story turned into a business venture to some day pass on to their daugther.

Website: www.TrebleAndFlame.com

IG: @TrebleAndFlame

Facebook: TrebleAndFlame

Show #859

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