On this episode of The Ask Dr.Renee Show Christine Boulware is the guest and she will talk about her new digital platform http://itsashort.com If you would like to watch the episode here or listen to the podcast below.
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Ronnie and Lamar have in five years taken Black and Married with Kids from a small personal blog to an international brand under their own Tyler New Media umbrella that also boasts four independently produced films and a social media presence that includes over 325,000 Facebook fans.
Among their many accolades and accomplishments, Black and Married with Kids was named one of 2010’s Must Read Blogs by Parenting Magazine and was one of Babble’s Top Mom Blogs in 2011 and 2012. In November 2012, for the second year in a row, Ronnie and Lamar were named one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, a list of the top 100 movers and shakers in the black community which lists President Barack Obama, Beyonce and Jay-Z and Tyler Perry among its ranks.
Along with writing for and managing the Black and Married With Kids website, which now employs more than 30 regular staff writers, running Tyler New Media and producing and directing films, Ronnie and Lamar travel across the country screening Tyler New Media’s films and speaking on marriage and parenting-related topics for a variety of local and national media outlets including Essence Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Sirius/XM, TV One, HLN, NPR, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Post.
Lamar and Ronnie are the parents of 4 children and call Atlanta home. On the rare occasion that they have free time, they enjoy unwinding with dinner and a movie.
Most everyone knows that you can Ask Dr. Renee about how to save a buck or many. Uber and other car sharing programs is one of the many ways I save money. I was recently interviewed in a series about Uber culture on Touchvision a network that is shown mainly in the Midwest.
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Rob Hill Sr, affectionately known as the “Heart Healer,” is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist. The author of multiple titles— I Got You: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships and For Single People Who Still Understand the Value of Relationships (which reached Amazon’s #1 best seller’s list in the category of “Relationships”)—he is also founder of the Thousand Kings Foundation, Inc., an organization designed to inspire, influence, and impact teens to live better, extraordinary lives with purpose, passion and principle. On June 1, 2013, he hosted the first “The Thousands Kings Walk,” a community-based event targeted to male teens, age 12–17, to help ensure a better, more prosperous future. The event raised $10,000 in funds. Ten students were awarded, each receiving a $1,000 scholarship.
Today, Rob has a devoted social media following reaching half a million people daily through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. His newest projects, a traditional paperback/e-book, I Got You: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships and an audio book, The Audacity of a Good Heart, were both released in September 2013. Rob also continues to motivate individuals to live extraordinary lives through his public speaking engagements, literary works, community enrichment events, and online interactions with his continuously growing fan base. In 2014, he embarked on the highly successful Living Life for a Living Tour affording him the opportunity to speak to thousands of people nationally about love, loss, life and legacy. In August of 2014, his commitment to public speaking took him across the world to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was invited to speak at The Love Conference.
A man with vision, ambition and purpose, Rob Hill, Sr. has dedicated his life to helping others find their way. It is through his continued hard work and commitment that he reaches people all over the world—changing the lives of those he comes in contact with.
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The next episode of my show I am talking with my friend Chris-Tia Donaldson. I have known Chris-Tia for years! I am so proud of this girl who started a product line that starting March 1 will be carried in Target stores NATIONWIDE! If you have ever had an idea and wanted to get it in stores without Shark Tank. You will not want to miss this episode.
When Harvard graduate, Chris-Tia Donaldson started her first law firm job, she wore a wig to disguise the fact that her hair was naturally kinky. Back then and even today, there were so few hair care products made with natural ingredients for women with kinky, curly or wavy hair, that Chris-Tia felt she was at a complete loss when it came to achieving a professional style that did not require her to chemically straighten her locks.
After years of research and development, and as a follow up to her Amazon #1 best-selling book Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair, Chris-Tia has launched tgin (Thank God It’s Natural), a complete line of products made with natural and organic ingredients for ethnic hair and skin, including shampoos, conditioners, styling aids, handmade soaps, body creams and lip balms. Under Chris-Tia’s leadership, the company plans to expand into healthy snacks, cookbooks, supplements, and fitness apparel in the near future.
Chris-Tia has been featured in major media publications such as USA Today, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Essence, Heart & Soul, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Detroit News, Boston Bay State Banner, as well, as many other outlets throughout the country. She also has appeared as a guest on ABC News, Fox News, Windy City Live, WGN Chicago News, and the Garrard McClendon Show, as an expert on African American women, beauty issues, self-esteem, and healthy lifestyles.
What do you want to ask Chris-Tia? Don’t miss Sunday February 15 9pm EST LIVE!!