Miriam Brabham: On being biracial in Wisconsin
Black Oxygen
by Madison365
3d ago
Poet and Green Bay community leader Miriam Brabham came to Wisconsin for love … but stayed because of community. On this episode of Black Oxygen, Miriam, who lives in Green Bay, discusses being biracial, how moving and living in Wisconsin helped her better understand her biracial identity, and the roll of community on her life.  In addition, we discussed The Bridge Poem by Kate Rushin - and want it means to be the bridge across communities.   #BlackOxygenPodcast #MiriamBrabham #Madison365 #BlackInWisconsin #BlackInGreenBay #DopeBlackPodcasts #TheBiracialEffect #BeingBiracial #GreenBa ..read more
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Ranell Washington and Geraud Blanks: Culture By Design
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by Madison365
1M ago
Ranell Washington and Geraud Blanks are two Milwaukee-based entrepreneurs who recently launched Culture By Design. Culture By Design is focused on designing experiences that gets people talking. On this episode of Black Oxygen Ranell and Geraud talk about the the difference between event planning and experience curation, lessons they learned by leading Black Lens in Milwaukee, the role of gender regarding vulnerability and intimacy, their upcoming line up of events this winter in Milwaukee, and much more… #BlackOxygenPodcast #CultureByDesign #EventCuration #Madison365 #BlackInWisconsin #BlackL ..read more
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Kayla Conklin: Making Madison a model city
Black Oxygen
by Madison365
1M ago
President of the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals group Kayla Conklin wants to make Madison a model city for equity. Originally from Illinois, Kayla came to Wisconsin to attend and cheer for UW Madison.  After graduating from UW-Madison, Kayla stayed here and Madison has become her home.  In this episode of Black Oxygen we discuss Kayla undergrad experience at UW, her relationship with her father, her career journey and some of the challenges of being a young Black professional in Madison.  She gives a special call to action for to learn more about the Urban L ..read more
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Ali Muldrow: Wisconsin Abortion Fund
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by Madison365
1M ago
In the Fall of 2023, local Madison leader Ali Muldrow took a new job as the first Executive Director of the Wisconsin Abortion Fund.  The Wisconsin Abortion Fund is one of the oldest abortion funds in the nation and works to eliminate the financial and resource burden of abortion as health care. In this epsidoe of Black Oxygen, Ali discusses her story around abortion and reproductive health care, the meaning of reproductice health care for Black women,  how folks can connect with the Wisconsin abortion fund and much more.  #BlackOxygenPodcast #BlackOxygen #Madison365 #BlackInWis ..read more
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Jasmine Banks: Finding the goodness 
Black Oxygen
by Madison365
2M ago
Jasmine Banks was born and raised in Madison and her family has been in this community for five generations. In this episode, Jasmine talks about growing up on Madison's near east side, working with emerging adults at Operation Fresh Start, and her love of nature - including birding and hiking. Near the end of our conversation she reminds us that with so much going on in the world right now that we must find the good.  Give her a follow on Instagram @blackoutside608 #BlackOxygenPodcast #BlackOxygen #Madison365 #BlackInWisconsin #BlackFolksHiking #BlackInTheOutdoors #Wisconsin #BlackInMadi ..read more
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Henry Sanders: All about leadership
Black Oxygen
by Madison365
4M ago
Henry Sanders, founder and CEO of Madison 365, has been observing and studying leadership since he was a child growing up in Madison, Wisconsin. On this episode of Black Oxygen Henry discusses why leadership is important to him and lessons from great leaders. He also previews the upcoming 365 Leadership Summit, being held this year on November 6 and 7 in Madison, Wi. To learn more and register please visit this link. #BlackOxygenPodcast #BlackOxygen #Mad ison365 #WisconsinLeadershipSummit #Leadership #BlackInWisconsin ..read more
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Cassaundra Thorpe: Living into your purpose
Black Oxygen
by Madison365
4M ago
Cassaundra Thorpe is the Assistant Director of Career and Leadership for Wisconsin Athletics and is the co-host of the Madison based podcast MTZ Overflow. On this episode we discuss what drew Cassaundra to the Madison area, the intentionality she had to have in creating her community when moving to Wisconsin, her faith, how she has learned to live in her purpose, and some of the challenges that are faced in transitioning from being a student or pro athlete.   #BlackOxygenPodcast #BlackInMadison #BlackBadgers #DopeBlackPodcasts#Badgers #BadgerSports #UWMadison #UWBadgers #MTZOverflow #Blac ..read more
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Travis Beckum: Making a positive impact
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by Madison365
4M ago
Born in Orange County, California and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Travis Beckum wants his life to be about making a positive impact. Travis is incredibly driven and passionate - and he has all the receipts to back it up.  He is a Super Bowl Champion, a DJ, a UW-Madison Hall of Fame inductee, and serves of the board of directors for the W Club and the Madison Areas Sports Commission. On this episode of Black Oxygen we discuss Travis’ journey to the NFL, playing in the Super Bowl with the NY Giants, his love of all things Badgers, the impact that he wants to have, and much more.  N ..read more
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Kiba & Carisa: Accept your creativity
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by Madison365
5M ago
Kiba is a spray paint muralist based in Stevens Point. Carisa is a singer-songwriter based in Madison. They met this past Spring via Black Oxygen. On this episode, you’ll learn how these two Wisconsin based artists met, how they inspire each other’s creativity and how art making helps them process the unknown. This conversation also covers topics including Juneteenth and the increasing Black community in Stevens Point, mosquitos in Wisconsin, the desire to create a collective space for artists of color in Wisconsin, and much more.  #BlackOxygenPodcast #BlackInMadison #Madison365 #MadisonW ..read more
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Nichelle Nichols: Journey towards education
Black Oxygen
by Madison365
5M ago
This episode of Black Oxygen features Nichelle Nichols, the President of the MMSD school board and System Leader in Residence for the National Equity Project. Although born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, for many years she thought that her life and profession would taking her to places much larger than Madison. Today, you’ll learn how Nichelle began in education as a profession, what type of educational experience she wants for all children in the Madison area, and how she now fully accepts Madison as here home. Our conversation covers many topics including, her initial dreams of being an a ..read more
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