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April is National Financial Literacy Month. Dr. Yashima caught up with Sonya Smith Valentine, the President of Financially Fierce, LLC, for part two of how to be “financially fierce”. Valentine educates us on bankruptcy, tax issues, and shows us how to get back on the road to being financially fierce!  

In this edition, Dr. Yashima discusses the historical and current role of black social and civic organizations in the African American community with Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, National Vice President of The Links, Inc., and Tangila Sanders, President of the Gamma Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

On this episode, Dr. Yashima discusses the importance of mentoring African American girls with the founder of A Bigger Picture, Inc., Chanel Evans. Also joining the conversation – Rohey Mbenga, teacher sponsor from EL Haynes Public Charter School, and program participants Jasmine Kelly, Anika Khan, and Maya Gray.

April is Autism Awareness Month! I had the pleasure of speaking with an amazing young man and his mom about their journey living with Autism, Linda and Eric Grantham. Eric’s school psychologist Debrah Martin, and Mrs. Vida Ali, owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, also joined the conversation to discuss how Eric has touched their lives. […]

April is National Financial Literacy Month. I chatted with Sonya Smith Valentine, the President of Financially Fierce, LLC, about how you can correct mistakes on your credit report and gain the necessary tools to be financially fierce! More With Dr. Yashima: Dr. Yashima Talks With The First Black Sheriff in Charles County Maryland, Troy Berry […]

In this edition, I had the opportunity to speak with a man who is making history as the first African American Sheriff to be elected in Charles County Maryland’s 356 year history, Sheriff Troy Berry.    

St. Michael’s, a local church in Silver Spring, Maryland performed a reenactment of theCrucifixion of Christ. The church led a parade of parishioners and onlookers around Downtown Silver Spring for their Good Friday celebration.  

On this episode, I discussed the important issue of Domestic Violence with Maryland Delegate Angela M. Angel. Delegate Angel currently represents the 25th District of Prince George’s County in the Maryland General Assembly. Elected in 2014, Angela serves on the Health Government and Operations Committee and is Vice Chair of the Bi-County Subcommittee of the Prince George’s […]

On this episode, I talked to an organization that is changing the lives of youth and families, Bright Beginnings, Inc. Whitney Faison, the organization’s Volunteer and Communications Specialist, broke down the statistics around homeless youth and families, and what Bright  Beginnings is doing to combat this issue in the District of Columbia – one family at a […]

Dr. Yashima chatted with Professor Cheryl Higgins, Training Director of A Charm School, Inc. about the importance of having manners and charm in an unruly world. Professor Higgins was joined by 13 year old A Charm School student Tatiyana Oliver, and her Dad Philip Oliver.

Dr. Yashima discusses the upcoming Presidential election and the power of the Black vote with former Hill Staffers and Co-Founders of Black and Brown People Vote, Ifeoma Ike and Tristan Wilkerson.

A Metrobus driver chased several teen girls Monday afternoon after they snatched a 61-year-old blind woman’s purse, according to the transit agency. The woman was getting off the 52 bus at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station about 3:30 p.m. when she was surrounded by four girls. One of them grabbed the woman’s purse and they […]