Award-winning journalist, serial entrepreneur, author, and founder of The Black Shopping Networks Janice McLean DeLoatch has always been motivated to defy racial stereotypes, especially for the sake of her children. “I always wanted them to see that Black people do work hard,” she tells So Booking Cool. “And I know they’re not looking at it in terms of my color, but there’s always been in the back of some people’s … Read the rest
Interview With Brown Kids Read Founder & Executive Director Ssanyu Lukoma!
A lesson that 15-year-old entrepreneur, storyteller, performer, and podcaster, Ssanyu Lukoma, has embraced amid the journey of her nonprofit organization, Brown Kids Read Inc., is that the worst thing someone can say is ‘no.’ “Whenever I want to ask people to help support Brown Kids Read or I want to ask people to get people involved in this contest or do something, I always think that it’s best to … Read the rest
Interview With Serial Entrepreneur & “The Real Estate Journey” Author Brian P. Simon!
Dr. Brian P. Simon is a serial entrepreneur, but that doesn’t mean he recommends others to start multiple businesses. “It’s very stressful,” The Real Estate Journey: From Dreaming & Home Buying to Realty & Entrepreneurship (Morgan James Publishing) author tells So Booking Cool. “It’s a lot of work and time and spreads your focus. I tell people choose one. Focus, pick one business that you believe will be … Read the rest
Interview With To The Next Step Founder and Author Kyle Grappone!
It’s no revelation that many people are unhappy with their jobs. In fact, the whole miserable-on-the-job, making-it-to-Friday, and barely-enjoying-Sunday-because- tomorrow-is-Monday culture has been normalized. This mass dissatisfaction is what Kyle Grappone observed in his ten years of working various roles in corporate America. He was compelled to research this trend and even surveyed college graduates who revealed regrets about how their lives turned out. Well, Grappone is hoping to help … Read the rest
Interview With “The Altered Adventure” Series Author Gary Merritt!
There is a new world that fantasy and adventure enthusiasts can escape to. That world is ‘Altered.’ So far compared to the likes of Narnia and The Wizard of Oz, Gary Merritt’s, The Altered Adventure, is a young adult series based on Gizzy Gazza, the beloved animation series created by the same man. The millions who have tuned in to Gizzy Gazza online can now consume … Read the rest
Interview With Artist and M.O.U.N. Records CEO Chas Bronxson!
With recent biopics such as The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story and documentaries like Unsung, many have come to understand the unfairness that can come with being a music artist, and M.O.U.N. Records founder and CEO, Chas Bronxson is no exception. In fact, it was the infamous shady contracts that he was offered as a teen that would eventually motivate him to take the independent route. … Read the rest
Interview With Teri Coaxum, Author of Peaceful Pondering: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Inner Peace!
Teri Coaxum, professor, business coach, and founder and CEO of Coaxum Connects wrote her debut book Peaceful Pondering: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Inner Peace in hopes that people will allow themselves to become a priority in their lives. “The book is about finding that off button,” the motivational speaker told So Booking Cool. The self-help guide, published by Xlibris, discusses the important distinction between integration and balance when … Read the rest
Interview With the Publisher, Michele Martin, of Keke Palmer’s New Book!
This past Friday we had such a pleasure of speaking with Michele Martin, VP, founder and publisher of North Star Way (Simon and Schuster) about Keke Palmer’s debut self-guide book, I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice. Martin recalls the acquisition process of “I Don’t…” and what prompted her to purchase it, how greatly Palmer was involved in the execution, Martin’s … Read the rest