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The Chavis Chronicles

Hosted by civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., a thought-provoking half-hour weekly talk show with an urban American flair featuring interviews with famous leaders and politicians, doctors and scientists, cultural leaders and influencers from around the globe.

Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank

26m 54s

Kenneth Kelly is a trusted voice in the banking industry. He serves as CEO for First Independence Bank and on the Board of Directors of the American Bankers Association. In this episode, Dr. Chavis and Kenneth Kelly discuss the importance of minority owned banks and preserving possessions through advanced planning.

Episodes

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    Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank

    S3 E317 - 26m 54s

    Kenneth Kelly is a trusted voice in the banking industry. He serves as CEO for First Independence Bank and on the Board of Directors of the American Bankers Association. In this episode, Dr. Chavis and Kenneth Kelly discuss the importance of minority owned banks and preserving possessions through advanced planning.

  • Catherine Buell, Amazon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Catherine Buell, Amazon

    S3 E316 - 26m 26s

    In this episode, Dr. Chavis talks with Catherine Buell about Amazon’s initiative to develop hundreds of affordable housing units across the U.S. The Amazon Housing Equity Fund is investing more than $2 billion to build or preserve affordable homes. Amazon is also partnering with minority-led organizations on this project.

  • John Hope Bryant Operation HOPE: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    John Hope Bryant Operation HOPE

    S3 E315 - 26m 41s

    Operation HOPE Founder and CEO, John Hope Bryant, views financial literacy as the new civil rights issue. In addition to his nonprofit organization, Operation HOPE, Bryant is CEO of Bryant Group Ventures and author of best-selling books on economic empowerment and financial literacy. In this episode, Bryant provides financial tips to build generational wealth.

  • H.E. Ambassador Onkokame Kitso Mokaila: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    H.E. Ambassador Onkokame Kitso Mokaila

    S3 E314 - 25m 49s

    His Excellency Onkokame Kitso Mokaila has served as Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana to the U.S. since 2020. During his political career, Ambassador Mokaila has held a wide range of Cabinet positions. In this episode, Dr. Chavis and Ambassador Mokaila discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Botswana and the evolution of democracy in the country.

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    Dr. Yolandra Hancock

    S3 E313 - 26m 14s

    Health experts are seeing more people who have had COVID-19 experiencing long-term effects from their infection, known as long COVID. Dr. Yolandra Hancock, a pediatrician and public health expert, weighs in on America’s battle with Covid-19 and how African Americans who suffer from pre-existing conditions such as asthma diabetes and obesity are at particular risk.

  • Alisa Payne, Filmmaker and HBO Producer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Alisa Payne, Filmmaker and HBO Producer

    S3 E312 - 26m 43s

    Acclaimed producer and filmmaker Alisa Payne discusses navigating her 20-year career as a woman of color in the entertainment industry. She also reflects on producing during the pandemic and working on projects for HBO, Lionsgate, Netflix, and ESPN.

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    Erica Loewe, White House Director of African American Media

    S3 E311 - 26m 1s

    Erica Loewe, a key member of President Biden’s communication team discusses her role as the Director of African American media, and her actions toward increasing the value of diversity and empowering Black media voices.

  • Thomasina Yearwood & Sandra Lam: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Thomasina Yearwood & Sandra Lam

    S3 E310 - 26m 45s

    Thomasina Yearwood, President of the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, talks with Dr. Chavis about the organization’s mission to educate and empower youth and families. Also, Sandra Lam, VP of the Thurgood Marshall Foundation discusses the college fund for student’s and how the organization is committed to social and economic justice.

  • Dr. Patricia Bailey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dr. Patricia Bailey

    S3 E309 - 26m 52s

    After the Flint water crisis, Dr. Patricia Bailey launched a national outreach effort to provide clean water in poor communities. She also leads a group of global volunteers to combat the water crisis in Africa by digging wells in villages without fresh water.

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    Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Recording Academy Co-President

    S3 E308 - 26m 11s

    The Recording Academy’s Co-President, Valeisha Butterfield Jones, weighs in on the future of the Grammy’s and on the push for diversity and equal opportunities in music. Butterfield Jones discusses the changes that must happen to ensure the music industry is a place where equal opportunities are available for underrepresented groups.

  • Adrienne L. Hollis, PhD, JD: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Adrienne L. Hollis, PhD, JD

    S3 E307 - 26m 27s

    Senior climate justice advocate and health scientist, Dr. Adrienne Hollis, and Dr. Chavis discuss the health impact of the environment, climate justice and the adverse effects on a person’s health from extreme weather patterns and poor air quality. Dr. Hollis also provides tips on protecting and preserving the environment.

  • Ken Hecht and Emmanuel Eppie: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ken Hecht and Emmanuel Eppie

    S3 E306 - 26m 13s

    Ken Hecht, President National STEM Honor Society, talks with Dr. Chavis about the growing demand for science, technology, engineering and math and the importance of encouraging more minority students to choose careers in STEM. Also, author and teacher Emmanuel Eppie discusses the need for more Black men to become teachers in the public school system.

Schedule

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    Catherine Buell, Amazon

    Saturday
    Jan 28

    30 Minutes

    Catherine Buell, director of Amazon's Housing Equity Fund, talks about Amazon's initiative to build or preserve affordable homes.
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    Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank

    Sunday
    Jan 29

    30 Minutes

    Author Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank, talks about the importance of minority owned banks and preserving possessions through advanced planning.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    Jan 29

    30 Minutes

    World leaders, politicians and cultural influencers offer insights into matters that impact the public.
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    Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank

    Thursday
    Feb 2

    30 Minutes

    Author Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank, talks about the importance of minority owned banks and preserving possessions through advanced planning.
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    Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank

    Saturday
    Feb 4

    30 Minutes

    Author Kenneth Kelly, CEO of First Independence Bank, talks about the importance of minority owned banks and preserving possessions through advanced planning.
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    Catherine Buell, Amazon

    Sunday
    Feb 5

    30 Minutes

    Catherine Buell, director of Amazon's Housing Equity Fund, talks about Amazon's initiative to build or preserve affordable homes.
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    The Chavis Chronicles

    Sunday
    Feb 5

    30 Minutes

    World leaders, politicians and cultural influencers offer insights into matters that impact the public.
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    Geoffrey Starks FCC Commissioner & Attorney

    Thursday
    Feb 9

    30 Minutes

    Geoffrey Starks, commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), discusses how the FCC works to close the digital divide and programs to fight internet inequality.
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    Geoffrey Starks FCC Commissioner & Attorney

    Saturday
    Feb 11

    30 Minutes

    Geoffrey Starks, commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), discusses how the FCC works to close the digital divide and programs to fight internet inequality.

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