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An archive episode we recored earlier this year in February to celebrate Black History Month. We had a well rounded in-depth conversation on what it means to be unapologetically black. We explore the varying definitions people have when they hear the term (To Be Unapologetically Black) and we discussed how can you take pride in your blackness while…
 
In this episode we review the critically acclaimed biopic film "Talk to Me" Directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Don Cheadle & Taraji P. Henson. This film tells the true story of Radio DJ host & Community activist Ralph "Petey" Greene. We discuss the impact Petey made during the 1960's and how he used his platform to be a voice for the people. We …
 
"Rest is a Form of Resisting" Since this is our first episode since August, we decided to discuss the importance of embracing rest into our overall lifestyle. In this episode, we all confessed to be guilty of staying on the grind and constantly on the go, but we decided to take a moment to reset & reflect on what happens to our mind, body, and spir…
 
This week on the podcast we had a lively discussion on the generational divide and came up with proactive solutions on how to bridge the gap. We had the opportunity to have our first ever younger guest from Generation Z (Jonathan Piper II) in the studio to offer his perspective on the generational divide. The discussion was engaging and honest, and…
 
This week on the podcast we had a honest discussion about intimacy and identifying the barriers we place that prevent others from "seeing into us" and allowing them to connect with who we truly are. Needless to say, our conversation was very intimate. We went beyond the scope of sexual intimacy by also discussing emotional, mental, and intellectual…
 
This past week on the podcast we had a well rounded conversation on healthy competition and how to be inspired by perceived competitors instead of feeling intimidated by them. We recognize that societal & social media pressures can indirectly or directly propel us to compare ourselves to one another, which can cause a feeling of inadequacy or shame…
 
Beyonce's relentless work ethic & Nipsey's consistent hustle has inspired and moved our culture in a number of ways! In this episode we examined how their movements have encouraged us ALL to strive towards excellence and continue doing the work that will empower ourselves and our local communities.There are two articles for you to check out this we…
 
This week on the podcast we had a conversation on how to persist after experiencing rejection. Rejection at times can attack our sense of value and self-worth. It can also act as a deterrent, preventing one to further pursue whatever dream, goal, or interest they had in mind. This episode is a motivator to keep you going in the midst of discouragem…
 
The concept of selling out is layered with multiple viewpoints, and at times, can causes a lot of tension and division in the Black Community community. In this episode we discussed what causes these divides, and if there is a need to have more conversations with those who per se "sell out," or if it is acceptable to "cancel" those that we may not …
 
Since relationships are the theme for the month of February, we decided to highlight the universal love affair that everyone has experienced -- the relationship we all have with music. Music can define our mood, speak to our spirit, and even tell the story of our lives. In this episode we took the time to think about how music has influenced us ove…
 
Partnership, love, intimacy, a feeling of closeness, and connection are basic human needs. The ability to connect and relate is how we thrive as a people. While many people may wonder when and how they will meet the love of their life, there is a bigger question to ask -- how do you determine if the love and relationship you are seeking is healthy?…
 
How many people are truly pursuing their passion in life? What prevents people from pursuing what makes them happy? How can we begin to encourage ourselves and others to pursue a career that brings joy not only to themselves but to the community they live in? This week on the podcast we answered these questions through a conversation on the importa…
 
This week we did a book review Becoming, the autobiography written by our previous FLOTUS, the one and only, Mrs. Michelle Obama. We explored and discussed the power and vulnerability of her inspiring story and highlighted the areas of the book that spoke to us personally. Also in this episode, we highlighted the importance of sharing YOUR own pers…
 
It's our final episode of 2018 and we thought to leave you all with something that would be reflective and inspiring. In this fast paced world, there are number of external stresses and circumstances that can cause a person to mentally or emotionally breakdown. As a podcast team, we've given a lot of critical thought to this and talked about how th…
 
How does one find balance in this fast paced non stop world? Between pursing your passions, spending time with your loved ones, taking care of your health, and finding time to just relax and "just be" it can be difficult at times to manage all of the responsibilities. In this episode, we offered our personal testimonies on how we maintain a balance…
 
The concept of black hair being labeled as good or bad seems absurd, but the reality is, the notion that only a specific type of black hair can be "good" is still an ongoing issue in certain black communities. We decided this week to think about the history of black hair, and had a conversation about how our hair is connected to our identity, cultu…
 
Last week we decided to have an in depth conversation about gentrification in the Bay Area and its impact on the community. We paired this conversation with the importance of voting and also discussed this topic in connection to California's Proposition 10. Although prop. 10 did not pass we still feel it is important to think critically about the p…
 
Last week we discussed what it is like to date in today's modern culture, and we received such good feedback for that episode we thought to extend the conversation. This week, we’re discussing the impact of finances on dating and relationships. Since it's important to understand how to manage your personal finances, we believe it's equally importan…
 
This week on the podcast we kept the conversation fun and light by discussing what it’s like to date in today's modern culture. In a time where people can be quick to make generalizations about men, women, and dating, we thought it would be refreshing to stop the stereotypes, break the division, and create a safe & fun space to have an open convers…
 
​Have you ever felt like you did not belong? Maybe questioned your own skill sets or abilities in a social or professional setting? Most people would like to admit​ that​ they navigate society with a confident view of ​themselves, but if we're all being honest, most people,at least once in their life, have questioned their talents and skill sets​. …
 
This week we decided to have a conversation on the importance of breaking our biases. Today's society can can be divisive and individuals are unwilling to engage in open dialogue with others whose opinions differ from their own. As a podcast, we are dedicated to creating spaces that foster honest & open dialogue, and we were super excited to have t…
 
On August 20th, 2017 we recorded our first episode as a podcast at the University of San Francisco. Last week, we took the time to celebrate our consistency, commitment, and overall love we have for each member on our team, our supporters, and the Seeds You Sow Podcast platform! This was a high energy, record-setting two hour episode! We guarantee …
 
This past week on the Seeds You Sow we took a minute to pause and reflect. In today's culture we realize that we are constantly bombarded with a multitude of images and reports of violence against black bodies. How often though do we question the effects of these reports and the rapid exposure to these too often violent stories and images, on our d…
 
The concepts of "selling out", code switching, and having to to mask who you are in order to get ahead can be complex for people, especially those who are still attempting to decide what passion and profession to pursue. In this episode, we decided to have a conversation on the challenges faced when pursuing a profession that expects one to alter o…
 
Today's culture can be extremely fast paced and at times even isolating. People are so quick to emphasize the need to put themselves first, it's difficult for them to establish balance and prioritize the needs of their community as well. In this episode we highlight the importance of giving back to our community through the role of being an active …
 
We've had some reflective conversations on relationships but what about the other ships of life? Our friendships? Metaphorically speaking, our friends are like ships, people who sail with us through the fun times as well as the challenging times. We decided to examine the different 'ships' of life and the importance of maintaining healthy connected…
 
In this episode we analyzed the song "Brackets" by Hip-Hop artist, J. Cole which references a number of issues in society including mass incarceration, voting rights, and urban education. We decided to have a productive conversation about the song not only to encourage people to listen to music, but to engage with it as well and allow it to move th…
 
In a culture that constantly consumes, when is there ever time to properly reflect & digest? It's been two years since the release of Beyonce's Lemonade and with the one year anniversary of Jay-Z's 4:44 slowly approaching, we decided to put these albums in conversation with one another and have a honest discussion about relationships in reference t…
 
We took a break last week to exercise some self-care! We're back though to wrap up the Internal Wokeness Series by having an in-depth vulnerable conversation on how to deal and unpack emotional baggage, so we can be the best version of ourselves for our current and future partners. One way to ensure that we are the best version of ourselves is to p…
 
The ​2nd installment of the Internal Wokeness series ​is indeed an episode you need to listen to. ​As we know, today's world is filled with a number of distractions, traumas, and stresses. It's so easy to be constantly on the go that we may forget how to slow down, stop, and reflect. This week's episode we ​highlighted the importance of establishin…
 
We are kicking off our first three-part series centered on the theme of "Internal Wokeness." Last season, we discussed the concept of being internally woke and highlighted the importance of not only being intellectually aware(a.k.a. woke) to what is going on socially & politically but also being woke internally to what is going on within one's self…
 
This week we decided to have a conversation about the impact that racial stereotypes still pose on today's culture. We recognize that racial stereotypes are not a new topic; we do posit however that stereotypes, along with the prejudices and unchecked biases that people hold, are in direct correlation with the high amount of racial violence and sys…
 
This week on The Seeds You Sow Podcast, we had an in depth conversation about the concept of black privilege. Part of this conversation was inspired by Radio Personality Charlamagne Tha God's autobiography "Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create It." Although Charlamagne catches our attention with this title, the book itself is an a…
 
This week we decided to discuss what it really means to love yourself and your significant other in today's culture. In this context, we defined the concept to " to be in love with yourself" as an unhealthy selfish "full of yourself" type love that depends on external confirmations. Contrarily, we defined the concept of loving yourself could be def…
 
We're wrapping up Black History Month with the "We Are, Because they Were" series through which we honor the historical African American people, films, shows, or movements of our past and place them in conversation with people doing similar work today. This week we honored the classic 90's TV show A Different World with the recent television premie…
 
Movie history has been made, and we were among the masses who went out to the theaters to support this proud moment in movie history. The first ever major super hero movie featuring an all black leading cast, "Black Panther" was released this past weekend and we are proud and hyped for its success. We understand that we are living in a time of crit…
 
We're switching the format for Black History month! We are honoring historical African American people, films, shows, or movements of our past and putting them in conversation with people who are doing similar work today. We believe it is important to acknowledge the predecessors who planted the first seeds of hope for our people and it is also imp…
 
We're starting off Black History Month with boldness and a great sense of pride by affirming the POWER we hold not only as individuals but also as a community. We know the culture is hyped right now about the Marvel Studios Film, 'Black Panther' which inspired us to explore the question, what does it mean to have super hero like qualities? This epi…
 
This week was full of laughter, good times, and inner reflection as we examined how we view the differing perspectives of spirituality in today's Black community. This topic was inspired by the book Why did Jesus, Mohammed, and Buddha cross the road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian D. McLaren. We understand we are living in a cul…
 
We’re starting off season two by discussing topics that for decades have been considered inappropriate unless discussed behind closed doors. However, in the words of James of Baldwin, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” In the spirit of addressing things in a direct manner we decided to have …
 
In this episode, we discussed the power of the process and offered our personal affirmations to keep you all motivated and focused for 2018. Instead of fixating on the end result we highlighted the importance of embracing and respecting the journey it takes to get there. It was a lively, empowering, well rounded conversation where we offered our ow…
 
Seed of the Day: This week we had a difficult but much needed conversation about the recent sexual assault allegations that have been covered in the news and shared through the #MeToo movement. We stressed the importance of recognizing if we are going to discuss the issue of sexual assault we first have to address the issue of a culture that object…
 
Seed of the day: "Narratives of Blackness: How We Identify Individually & Collectively as Black People and the Importance of Sharing Our Stories." We had an empowering conversation about black identity in American society and shared our own personal stories of how we see ourselves as individuals connected to the rich legacy of Black History. Throug…
 
Seed Of The Day: This episode is a response to Beyoncé & Eminem's new song "Walk on Water," a lyrical message to the fans that the artists are not God, and that people should not "believe in them, the way that they do." This prompted us to question and discuss the line between idolization and admiration of a celebrity, and why this is or isn't prob…
 
Seed Of The Day: We had the chance to examine how social media plays a role in our culture and establishing the importance of making sure that we know how to use the social media and not have the social media use us.Take Root & Give Back: The Angels in Orange (https://www.axios.com/the-angels-in-orange-fighting-californias-fires-2496642109.html)Rea…
 
Seed Of The Day: Are you internally woke? The importance of not only intellectual awareness but mental/emotional health awareness.” We had an honest conversation about the need for our community to be vulnerable and seek thearpy in order to repair and move forward. Take Root & Give Back: Jus Me of Just Mindfulness www.justmindfulness.comReading is …
 
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