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BAP Living Radio

BAP Living Radio will be on hiatus from August 2010 until March 2011. BAP Living Radio affirms and supports the lives of women of African descent who self-identify as Black American Princesses (BAPs) and educated Black women (EBW). It features programs

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EPISODE40 - BAP Living Radio - Summer Yoga & Reiki Tips

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 18:57:54 -0400

Join host Ananda Leeke ( for a conversation about summer yoga and Reiki healing touch tips with BAP Living Radio's Yoga and Reiki Correspondent Inez Powell. Inez is a yoga teacher, Reiki Master practitioner, massage therapist, and motivational trainer. She owns Blissful Yoga & Massage, LLC. Visit BAP Living Radio's Present Moment Correspondent Kamaria Richmond, a writer, will share her summer reflections.

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EPISODE38 - BAP Living Radio - Green Living

Sun, 06 Jun 2010 18:56:04 -0400

Prepare for the summer with positive thoughts with Present Moment Living Correspondent/writer Kamaria Richmond and green living information from Green Living Correspondent Gloria Ware. Visit Gloria's Black and Into Green blog -

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Author Interview with JJ Michael

Wed, 05 May 2010 20:28:28 -0400

Join host Ananda Leeke for an interview with author JJ Michael about her new book Secrets Unraveled (May 2010) and the power of gratitude in today's society.

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EPISODE37-BAP Living Radio: Celebrate Fashion, Motherhood & Marriage

Sun, 02 May 2010 18:57:47 -0400

Join BAP Living Radio host Ananda Leeke for BAP Living's 2 year anniversary. Present Moment correspondent and writer Kamaria Richmond will share her insights. Get ready for summer with fashion and beauty tips from Fashion and Beauty Correspondent Sondra Lewis. Visit Sondra's Chic Chocolate blog - Get an inside look at what it means to be a modern day married woman and mother who balances work and home from Motherhood and Marriage Correspondent Yakini Etherdidge. Visit Yakini's awesome blog The Prissy Mommy Chronicles -

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EPISODE36 - BAP Living Radio - Spring Books and Green Living Tips

Sun, 04 Apr 2010 18:55:57 -0400

Find out what to read for the spring season with tips from Book Review Correspondent Toni. Visit Toni's blog Sew Transformed - Get yourself in a green living state of mind for spring with Green Living Correspondent Gloria Ware. Visit Gloria's Black and Into Green blog - Black and Into Green.

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EPISODE35 - BAP Living Radio: Spring Fashion, Beauty & Yoga

Sun, 07 Mar 2010 18:53:44 -0500

Soak up the wisdom and insights of Present Moment Living Correspondent Kamaria Richmond. Get a new spring look with Beauty and Fashion Correspondent Sondra Lewis. Visit Sondra's blog - Get your spirit, mind, heart, and body ready for spring with yoga and Reiki tips from Yoga and Reiki Correspondent Inez Powell. Visit Inez's web sit - Her blog is

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EPISODE34 - BAP Living Radio: Present Moment Living & Green Living

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 18:55:40 -0500

Welcome to BAP Living Radio's 2010 season! The new season begins with a new theme and format. The theme is "Celebrating Creativity, Community, and Collaboration." The new format features BAP Living members serving as monthly correspondents. They will discuss beauty and fashion, book reviews, green living, marriage, motherhood, Reiki healing touch, and yoga. BAP Living founder Ananda Leeke's financial advisor will provide personal finance advice throughout the year. Join BAP Living Radio's Green Living Correspondent Gloria Ware as she shares what it means to be Black and green along with green living tips and information from her fabulous blog Black and Into Green - BAP Living Radio's Present Moment Correspondent Kamaria Richmond will offer wisdom from her present moment writings. Ananda will serve as the moderator for the show.

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EPISODE33 - BAP Living Radio - Interview with author Stephanie Morris

Sun, 06 Dec 2009 19:48:59 -0500

Join host Ananda Leeke for an interview with author Stephanie Morris. Stephanie's books are sensual romance in the African American, Interracial, Multicultural and Paranormal genres. Her titles include Her Every Fantasy, Staking His Claim, Playing For Keeps, Cutting To The Chase, and Better Late Than Never. Visit for more information. BAP Living Beauty and Fashion Correspondent Sonia Lewis, founder of Chic Chocolate blog (, will provide a holiday/winter beauty and fashion update at the beginning of the show. Ananda will also share present moment reflections written by BAP Living Present Moment Correspodent Kamaria Richmond.

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EPISODE32 - BAP Living Radio - Interview with Toni Odom

Sun, 01 Nov 2009 18:51:12 -0500

Listen to host Ananda Leeke's interview with Toni Odom, CEO of Restore Communications and Between Sisters - Odom is also the author of Sistah and Sistahood. The theme of the show was sisterhood and service. It also celebrated Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (established on November 12, 1922 - Odom and Leeke are proud Sigma members!

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EPISODE30 - BAP Living Radio - Chic Chocolate's Fall Beauty &Fashion Update

Sun, 25 Oct 2009 16:53:08 -0400

Join host Ananda Leeke for a chat with Sondra Lewis, founder of Chic Chocolate blog, a BAP Living member, and the new BAP Living Radio Beauty and Fashion Correspondent. Lewis will give her beauty and fashion tips for Fall 2009. Lewis is a makeup artist and fashion editor. She established her blog Chic Chocolate: For Fashionistas, Stylistas, Urbanistas In DC & Beyond ( in November 2008. Chic Chocolate will give a holiday and winter beauty and fashion update on BAP Living Radio's December 6th show. She will also give beauty and fashion updates during the 2010 season (March 7, May 2, September 23, and December 5). You can find Chic Chocolate on Twitter at

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EPISODE29 - BAP Living Radio - Celebrating National Yoga Month w/ Cocoa OM

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:55:10 -0400

Tune into an interview with Shawna Renee Madison, founder of Cocoa OM -

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EPISODE28 - BAP Living Radio - Black Women Ministers in the Black Church

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 18:58:49 -0400

Join host Ananda Leeke and Reverend Charisse Tucker for a discussion about the realities and struggles of being a Black female minister in the Black Church. The discussion will also address how Black female ministers confront sexism in the Black Church and what to do when the church is hurting you.

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EPISODE27 - BAP Living Radio - MamaLaw Bloggers

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 18:49:46 -0400

Leeke will also host the sixth episode of BAP Living Radio's series about Black women in social media on July 19 at 7:00 p.m. The episode will feature a discussion with attorney mom bloggers Justices Fergie, Jonesie, and Ny about their MamaLaw blog (, MamaLaw Media Group, and Blogalicious(, the first annual conference for women of color bloggers held on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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EPISODE26 - BAP Living Radio - Lessons Learned from Blogging While Brown

Sun, 05 Jul 2009 18:48:54 -0400

Join host Ananda Leeke for the 5th episode in the BAP Living Radio's Black women in social media series. It will feature a discussion with Blogging While Brown female participants who will share the lessons they learned during the 2009 Blogging While Brown Conference held on June 19 and 20 in Chicago, IL.Guest panelists include: Senam Amegashie -, April Davis -, Faith Dow -, Sabrina Miller -, Telisha Ng -, -Megan Smith -, and Talia Whyte -

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EPISODE23 - BAP Living Community Call-Black women social media activists

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:48:41 -0400

The theme is â??Black women who are social media activists, entrepreneurs, and strategists." The guest panelists are: 1) Abiola Abrams, entertainment journalist, filmmaker, host of Planet Abiola, and author of Dare -; 2) Terri Holley, founder of Creative Blog Solutions, social media strategist, and certified professional life/business coach ,; 3) Shireen Mitchell, founder and executive director of Digital Sisters/Sistas, Inc.,; 4) Deanna "DeDe" Sutton, founder of Sutton Media Sutton Media and Clutch Magazine,; and 5) Loryn Wilson, founder of Black Girl Blogging, guest blogger for Change.orgâ??s Womenâ??s Rights, and public relations professional, and

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EPISODE25 - BAP Living Community Call - Interview with Abiola Abrams

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 19:54:41 -0400

Join Ananda Leeke's special interview with Abiola Abrams, a social media entreprenur extraordinaire, entertainment journalist, filmmaker, host of Planet Abiola, and author of Dare.

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EPISODE22 - BAP Living Community Call - Black women as community builders

Sun, 07 Jun 2009 18:50:23 -0400

The theme is â??Black women who use social media to build communities.â?? The guest panelists include: 1) Moya Bailey, founder of Quirky Black Girl social networking site,; 2) Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman, co-founder of Liberated Muse social networking site,; and 3) Charreah Jackson, Associate Producer of, and

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EPISODE21 - BAP Living Community Call - Why do Black women blog?

Wed, 03 Jun 2009 18:49:07 -0400

The guest panelists are: 1) Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik, journalist and founder of and Afrobella social networking site, - and; 2) Sondra Lewis, makeup artist, fashion editor, and founder of Chic Chocolate For Fashionistas, Stylistas, Urbanistas In DC & Beyond,; 3) Shwana Ruth-Bridges, attorney and founder of Character Corner: The Blog Where Hip Hop Meets Scripture,; and 4) Lori L. Tharps, writer, speaker, founder of My American Melting Pot blog, and author of Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain, and

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EPISODE19 - BAP Living Community Call - Finances for Women

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 18:54:17 -0400

The show was initially scheduled to air on April 5. It was rescheduled to April 19. The show will celebrate Financial Literacy Month. The guest is Ginger, founder of Girls Just Wanna Have Funds -

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EPISODE18 - BAP Living Community Call - Spring Fashion for BAP Ladies

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 18:45:28 -0400

Listen to Ananda's conversation with beauty/fashion/lifestyle writer Karla Borders-Pope about Spring 2009 fashion trends and tips. Karla has some exciting, budget-friendly ideas to help BAP ladies flaunt their fashionista spirits this Spring. FYI - She is founder of a fabulous blog called Brown Girl Gumbo. Visit NOTICE: The theme of the show was changed to Spring Fashion because the financial literacy guest was unable to participate in the show. The Finances for Women show will air on April 19 at 7pm.

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EPISODE17 - BAP Living Community Call - Artist Meta Vaux Warwick Fuller

Sun, 29 Mar 2009 18:51:58 -0400

The theme is â??Paying Homage to African American Sculptor, Painter, and Poet Meta Vaux Warwick Fuller.â?? The guest is Dr. Renée Ater, a Professor of American Art at the University of Maryland. Dr. Ater will discuss her research and soon-to-be published book about artist and poet Meta Vaux Warwick Fuller (born June 9, 1877 - died March 18, 1968). Share

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EPISODE16 - BAP Living Community Call - Curators & Gallery Owners

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:48:51 -0400

The theme is "Black Women Making History as Curators, Gallery Owners, and Arts Administrators." The guests are: 1) -Myrtis Bedolla, Director and Curator, Galerie Myrtis -; 2) Kim Curry-Evans, Director and Curator, 40 Acres Gallery -; 3) Tuliza Fleming, Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture Museum -; 4) Yvonne W. Hardy-Phillips, Director of the African American Cultural Center, Towson State University; and 5) Shantrelle Lewis, Director and Curator, The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art -

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EPISODE15 - BAP Living Community Call-Black Women Artists

Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:51:28 -0400

The theme is Black Women Making History with Their Art. The guests are: 1) Leigh Mosley, a photographer -; 2) Iona Rozeal Brown, a painter -; 3) Tanekeya Word, an artist -; and 4) Amber Robles-Gordon, a mixed media artist -

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EPISODE14 - BAP Living Community Call - Black Women & Green Living

Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:46:25 -0500

The theme of the show is "Black Women Who Make History by Promoting Green Living." It will honor Women's National History Month's theme of "Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet." The guest panelists are: 1) Bianca Alexander, Producer and Co-Host of Conscious Living TV and CEO of Conscious Planet Media - and; 2) Damali Ayo, Author, Public Speaker, Artist, Activist, Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master -;and 3) Jennae Petersen, Founder and Blogger, Green Your Decor -

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EPISODE13 - BAP Living Community Call - Interview with Author Shayne Lee

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:52:03 -0500

Celebrate the launch of a new series on BAP Living Radio - Brothaloves BAP Living Adores. The guest for the first show in this new series is Shayne Lee, author of T.D. Jakes: Americaâ??s New Preacher (New York University Press, 2005). For more information about Lee, visit

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EPISODE12 - BAP Living Community Call - Black Women Authors - Part Two

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:49:10 -0500

The theme is "Black Women Authors Making Black History - Part Two." The guests are BAP Living Members: 1) Sandra Hamer, author of Glory..the Hair -; 2) Nichelle Tramble, author of The Dying Ground and The Last King -; and 3) Adonya Wong, author of In My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism -

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EPISODE11 - BAP Living Community Call - Black Women Authors - Part One

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 18:46:13 -0500

The theme is "Black Women Authors Making Black History - Part One." The guests are BAP Living Members: 1) Trice Hickman, author of Unexpected Interruptions -; 2) Marcia McNair, author of E-Males -; and 3) June Michael, author or Life is Never as it Seems, It 's Not Over Yet, Path to Truth: A Spiritual Guide to Higher Consciousness (now available as an e-book), Deception, and The Science to Getting Rich (an e-book) -

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EPISODE10 - BAP Living Community Call - The Sweet Spot of Sisterhood

Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:45:13 -0500

The theme is "The Sweet Spot of Sisterhood." The guests are Toni Dutton Butler, CEO of A Silver Thread, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in organizational development and executive coaching with an emphasis on the spiritual development of women of color, and Reverend Ruth Littlejohn, a consultant, coach, speaker, and diversity practitioner. Her consulting practice, Working Life & Teams, Inc., helps organizations navigate change, enlist employees in their organizational goals, facilitate leadership development, and improve decision-making and communication skills. For more information, visit

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EPISODE9 - BAP Living Community Call - Yes We Did Elect President Obama

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 18:46:33 -0500

The theme is "Yes We Did Elect President Obama: What's Next Black Women?" The guest is Delores Rozier, an executive coach and campaign volunteer for President-Elect Obama in South Carolina.

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EPISODE8 - BAP Living Community Call - Soulful Living

Sun, 04 Jan 2009 18:46:09 -0500

The episode will discuss "Soulful Living: Wisdom on How to Live Your Best Life in 2009."

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EPISODE7 - BAP Living Community Call - Planning for 2009

Sun, 07 Dec 2008 19:01:44 -0500

The theme is "Planning for 2009." The show will feature: 1) Financial Advisor Judith Weathers of Ameriprise, Inc., 2) Life Coach Jocelyn Gordon, 3)Fashion/Lifestyle Writer and Blogger Karla Borders-Pope, and 4) Author/Life Coaching Editor Leah Mullen.

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EPISODE6 - BAP Living Community Call - Community Service

Sun, 02 Nov 2008 18:45:11 -0500

The theme of the show is "Community Service: We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For."

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EPISODE5 - BAP Living Community Call - Race and Gender

Sun, 05 Oct 2008 18:45:55 -0400

The October 5th program theme is Dealing with Race and Gender in the Workplace, 2008 Political Campaign, and post-Hurricane Katrina. If the discussion becomes lively, listeners will be able to stay online and chat until 9pm.

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EPISODE4 - BAP Living Community Call

Sun, 07 Sep 2008 18:45:18 -0400

The September 7th program theme is Cultivating Daily Life Practices With Spirituality, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki Healing Touch, Massage, and Essential Oils. Karla Borders-Pope, a writer and founder of Brown Girl Gumbo blog ( will share tips on creating the classic fall wardrobe. A guest panel featuring the following women will share their expertise: 1) Nadia Pillay, Kemetian yoga teacher, founder of SHU Yoga, and actress -; 2) Avalaura Beharry, a social worker, holistic health practitioner, spiritual counselor, Reiki practitioner, yoga teacher, and founder of Avalaura's Healing Center -; 3) Faith Hunter, a writer, experienced registered yoga teacher, Thai massage therapist, ayurvedic practitioner, and co-owner/co-director of SHAKTI MindBody Studio - and; and 4)Charlyn Griffith, an artist, dancer, healing arts practitioner, and founder of Sanctuary - and; and 5) Inez Powell, a yoga teacher, Reiki Master practitioner, massage therapist, and founder of Blissful Yoga & Massage LLC. - and

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EPISODE3 - BAP Living Community Call

Sun, 03 Aug 2008 18:45:39 -0400

The August 3rd episode featured a discussion on "Walking the Path of the Life Entrepreneur." A guest panel featuring the following women shared their expertise: 1) Tracy Mickens-Hundley, a voiceover artist, storyteller, assistant librarian, and travel agent in Silver Spring, MD; 2) Sharon Malachi, a dog groomer, dog care services provider, and triathlete in Silver Spring, MD; 3) Jessica Solomon, Founder of The Saartjie Project in Washington, DC -; 4) Tonya Randolph, a human resources professional, real estate agent, and essential oils practitioner in Atlanta, GA; and 5) Jordyn White, a writer, singer, and DC Diva football player in Washington, DC.

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EPISODE2 - BAP Living Community Call

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 18:47:50 -0400

Episode 2 offered BAP Living Host Ananda Leeke another opportunity to learn when to start the radio program. Tune into several minutes of girl talk prior to the show beginning. Like the June show, you will get at taste of uncut BAP Living Radio with Ananda, Shawna Renee Madison, Khadijah Ali-Coleman, and Corynne Corbett. Be patient with Ananda as she navigates the terrain of radio hosting. The show actually begins at the 11 minutes and 53 seconds mark. The July 6th program theme was Exploring the Best of Black Womanhood in Indie Music, Books, and Internet Media (web sites, social networking sites, blogs, podcasts, radio and television shows, and YouTube videos). The following fabulous women participated in the panel discussion: 1) Khadijah Ali-Coleman, writer, educator, performer and co-founder of Liberated Muse Productions, an arts-based planning group coordinating the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest in Washington, DC - and 2) Corynne Corbett, a blogger, writer, editor, former editor-in-chief of Heart & Soul and Mode, and founder of That Black Girl Site and My Black Girl Site, a magazine-style blog collective and a social networking site in New York, New York - and 3) Shawna Renee Madison, a radio host/producer, blogger, and founder of Cocoa Mode in Washington, DC - 4) Diane Williams, an author, radio host, founder/publisher of 22nd Century Press, and co-founder of Black Author Showcase social networking site in Upper Marlboro, Maryland -,, and Monica McInyre of Black Women's Arts Festival was unable to join us tonight. She is busy working on the Festival which occurs on July 31 to August 3 in Philadelphia. Visit for more information.

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EPISODE1 - BAP Living Community Call

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 18:45:51 -0400

Please be patient with BAP Living's first show. Host Ananda Leeke started the show a wee bit early and did not realize that the show was recording for almost five minutes before sound appeared. Before the show began, Ananda spoke with several guest panelists before the show officially started. The sistaloves had girl talk for about five additional minutes. The show officially started at approximately 12 minutes. Just know that you will get a sneak preview of sorts to the first episode of BAP Living ... the uncut version... the parts of the show that would normally be edited out. It is LIVE LIVE LIVE and LIVE. Thank you for your patience. The program theme was Summer Savoir Faire for Your Finances, Fashion, Food , and Feelings.

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