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Making It Plain

Making It Plain is hosted by Dr. Key, a professor and expert in vulnerable populations, diversity & inclusion and leadership. This podcast is dedicated to discussing issues that influence black communities, black families and black women. Dr. Key utilizes her expertise to explore the most cutting edge topics with special guests.

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Season 2 Episode 15: Black Fashion Trends

Denitra Townsend Gregory joins us from Detroit to discuss the art and style of black fashion. We journey through time to discuss trends created by black people. We explore current trends and how the pandemic has influenced fashion. Image consultant, […]

Season 2 Episode 14 Black Branding Throughout the Pandemic

In this episode, Sherron Washington, marketing expert discusses branding for professionals and entrepreneurs. She shares secrets to how black people have sustained and increased revenues through branding in the pandemic.

Episode 13:Financing Your Dream

Dr. Key interview’s Tarra Jackson AKA Madam Money. She is a personal financial expert, author and creator of Dualpreneur. In this episode she lends her financial expertise to tell the audience how to finance their dream. This episode is focused […]

Domestic Violence in Black Communities

29.1% of African American women experience victimization by a intimate partner. It is 35% higher than white females. In this episode of Making it Plain we discuss warning signs and challenges faced by black women with our guest Neisha Himes, […]

Episode 11 Myths, Mystery and Truths of Black History

Dr. Marvin Chiles, professor of African American History at Old Dominion University joins us for a discussion of the 1619 project. In this episode, Dr. Key shares her experience interviewing Nicole Hannah-Jones while exploring critical black history truths and myths.

Episode 10: Sisterhood

This episode of Making it Plain with Dr. Key is focused on Sisterhood. Dr. Tanjia Coleman, expert in organizational development and diversity and inclusion, joins the discussion to discuss ways in which she has fostered sisterhood in her networks and […]

Episode 9 Black Politics

Erica Savage Wilson, founder and host of Savage Politics join us to discuss politics and issues that influence black voters. As a regular on Roland Martin Unfiltered, she recently interviewed ICE CUBE and discusses her experience with him. In addition, […]

All Black Lives Matter: Understanding the Experiences and Challenges of LGBTQIA+ Individuals

In this episode we discuss the experiences LGBTQIA+ individuals to gain understanding of the culture and ways to better offer support. Our guesit is Gabrielle Davis. Gabrielle Davis is a respiratory therapist and counselor in Boise Idaho. Gabrielle’s current role is […]

Episode 7 : Black and Male in America

This episode explores recent protests, racism, police brutality and motherhood. My guest for this episode is Pastor Alvin Georges, Senior Site Pastor of The Mount Peninsula Church and Dr. Shadeiyah Edwards, psychology expert.

COVID 19 Impact on Career Women

Women are beginning to discuss their challenges as a result of COVID-19. This podcast covers the experiences of professional women with our guest Dr. Kaprea Johnson, Researcher, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Counseling.