Check Raqiyah Mays Host “How to Be a Radio Personality”

Posted in How to Be Empowerment Workshops, WBLS FM with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Check out the broadcast from my BRIC Arts Media workshop, “How To Be A Radio Host.”  Scroll down. Press play!

 

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Definitely the best moment of the week. Thank you, BRIC Arts Media & Rose Crichton !!! @bfreebk @BricTV @Regrann from @thirdeyerebels – Reporting Live From @bricartsmedia Media Talks: Hosting for Radio w/ Raqiyah Mays @raqiyahmays

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I like teaching & I think I’m pretty good at it…

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The view from the control room monitoring the broadcast.

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With BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech Crew.

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Sat for the Q&A in the high heels.

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Was a live Broadcast. Here’s part of the studio audience.

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Spoke to diversified audience of people eager to learn.

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Posed for a few photos with students.

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When class was over, some received copies of ” The Man Curse”. Notice the Man Curse Flyers In Their Hands.

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[SOLD OUT!] BRIC Arts Media Presents: Hosting for Radio w/Raqiyah Mays

Posted in How to Be Empowerment Workshops, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

My friends at BRIC Arts Media have invited me to provide tips to the public on how to be a radio personality. The event is free. Check the info below and RSVP HERE!

Hosting for Radio w/ Raqiyah Mays

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

6:00 PM

The Media Center at BRIC House

647 Fulton Street 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY

RSVP HERE

Are you in the process of developing your new podcast? Learn industry tips to build and engage your audience from WBLS’s own Raqiyah Mays.

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Raqiyah Mays is a radio personality, author, journalist, and activist with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Mays work in journalism extends back to when Quincy Jones owned Vibe Magazine. Mays’ bylines graced cover stories for publications like XXL, The Source, and Billboard. A writer by nature, her debut fiction novel, The Man Curse was released on November 16, 2015. From marching in Ferguson, MO to Baltimore and attending protests in NYC, Raqiyah’s activism spans from events to social media with regular updates on nation-wide cases of injustice on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We’ll be streaming this Media Talks event via FACEBOOK LIVE on the Brooklyn Free Speech Facebook Page (@BFreeBK).

We’ll start the live stream at 5:55PM w/ the event starting shortly thereafter. Please arrive to The Media Center (Television Studio A) at BRIC Arts | Media House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217) by 5:30pm, latest.
Light refreshments will be served.
ABOUT THE MEDIA TALKS SERIES
Media Talks features professional television producers, directors, documentary filmmakers, video editors, and new media producers sharing their perspectives and stories with the Brooklyn community. These lively and inspiring discussions are held throughout the borough and air on our Brooklyn Free Speech channels. Media Talks are always free and open to the public.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT BROOKLYN FREE SPEECH
Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy-nominated community television network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. We serve as a creative space for novice and seasoned television artists and filmmakers to learn, create, and share their talents with the world. Learn how you can share your voice with Brooklyn, and beyond at BRICartsmedia.org/BFreeBK.

Venue Information:
The Media Center gives Brooklynites the tools and know-how to professionally create and cablecast their own television programs on the New York Emmy-nominated Brooklyn Free Speech, and produces non-commercial television programs that reflect the borough’s diversity of thought and culture. We provide a voice for Brooklynites just like you to air their hopes, dreams, and aspirations to the world.

The Media Center provides all Brooklynites with access to television studio facilities, equipment, and free or low-cost media training. We are located in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District at BRIC Arts | Media House, 647 Fulton Street.

 

1 Year Anniversary: My Debut Fiction Novel, “The Man Curse”

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 16, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

One year ago today, my greatest artistic accomplishment to date was released: My debut fiction novel “The Man Curse.” Dream publisher (Simon & Schuster). Dream accomplishment (since the 4th grade). Dream release month (birthday season.) Dream book release party (packed it out). Dream book tour (with The Limited). Dream reviews (Check Amazon). It was all a dream that took 10 years to manifest. Definitely worth remembering and celebrating. Thank you, Lord!!! Still haven’t checked it out? Download your copy to your tablet or smartphone via Amazon or TheManCurse.com. #Amen #TheManCurse #IdidThat

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It’s My Birthday!! 11/11!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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It’s my birthday! Heyyy! #ScorpioSeason

11/11, double master number that drives everything in my life to manifest in twos. So what do I want? 2 things:

  1. Healthy Mind, Body & Soul:  I’ve honestly been neglectful in the past year. So busy and driven to promote a book, be a present mom, lover, and activist glued to the news, twitter, and TV subconsciously waiting for the next death by brutality. I forgot about myself. Some things were neglected. I forgot about the necessary sleep and doctor’s appointments, TV-off silence, stillness, yoga, meditation, and exercise (just to name a few things). I’ve been running. Working. And then this election hit? WTF!? Damn!! So for my bday year? Oohsaa. The focus is on taking care of me first. Mind. Body & Soul. Can’t wait to see what manifests within the next 12 months. Every year it’s something better. #Amen
  2. More Book Sales & Awareness: Selling a book is a marathon, not a race. Those who ran to read “The Man Curse” love how it touches and changes lives with lessons learned after drama. It’s been turned into an empowerment workshop that I conduct for women’s groups and those in domestic violence shelters. I wrote the Screenplay. But more need help. More need to know about “The Man Curse.” More need to buy it and talk about it with their people. Read it. Share it with a lady friend in need by going online buy my debut fiction novel The Man Curse – available for all laptops, smartphones, and tablets. That’s right, available for download only. So pop your digital cherry like a scorpio would do on a bday and download my book.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ON AMAZON

OR

CLICK HERE TO FIND OTHER ONLINE RETAILERS SELLING THE MAN CURSE

Thank you!

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Meet Taraji P. Henson’s character in Hidden Figures: Katherine Johnson

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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Check out Taraji’s real-life character, Katherine Johnson in the upcoming film, Hidden Figures about black female NASA scientists. I was happy to read her story in Vanity Fair. #BlackHistory #BlackGirlMagic

READ MORE: Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 9, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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Apologizing doesn’t always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It means you value your relationship more than your ego. #Wednesdaymotivation

The Man to Meet: Colin Kaepernick

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 8, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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I’d really like to meet this man, fellow scorpio and activist, Colin Karpernick. Would love to build with him on so much, especially his new “Know Your Rights” camp he created in California, inspired by The Black Panther’s youth camps.

READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/colin-kaepernick-black-panther-youth-camp_us_5818b31ee4b0390e69d2935f?

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My First Visit to The White House!

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Stepped into The White House for the first time thanks to Beverly Bond and her amazing new initiative #KingMe! Partnering with Obama’s #MyBrothersKeeper, King Me Works to empower black boys to rock in the same way Black Girls Rock brings love, support, and encouragement to girls worldwide. Had an amazing time at the stimulating panel discussions and the post reception. Check the pics below!

 

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Posing with the DJ bringing hip hop to the White House, the amazing Beverly Bond.

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Taking over the White House corridors.

 

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Stic from Dead Prez was in the  building.

 

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Guess who took this pic of Stic? Yours truly…

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Black Girl Magic at the White House with power lady activist Rahiel Tesfamarian; Author and Principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, Nadia Lopez; & Black Girls Rock’s Glenda Smiley

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First person I met at The White House

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Youth Focused panel discussion

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Youth advocates from different genres spoke

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Preparing for when they invite me back to speak one day. 😉

 

Having fun posing with a couple of long-time friends (Chuck Creekmur and G-Rock) at the post-reception

 

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Beverly Bond looked and sounded amazing.

 

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Sitting in the audience, happy to be there.

 

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The view from the window.

 

 

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Ended the night at the post-reception eating these cream cheese-covered presidential Carrot Cake Cupcakes!

 

 

 

Newark NJ Declares #SayHerName to Fight Violence Against Black Women

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 7, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

I had a wonderful time attending the closing night panel and festivities for #SayHerNameNewark. A young women’s empowerment event, in Newark NJ, dedicated to giving voice to the issues, causes, and names of black women killed by violence – police brutality, domestic – sexual and physical violence. Adults and youth spoke along with assorted art performances and displays to represent the struggle. Shout to Kim J Ford & Leah Jackson for inviting me to this amazing event. Check the pictures below!

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Posing with my fellow panelist, a powerful group of women all active in their community

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Young black girls packed the building. Based on what I’ve heard from these kids, the future looks very promising.

 

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Kim Ford did an excellent job hosting and moderating.

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Co-host Leah Jackson was also amazing. Especially when she shared her empowerment poem with the audience.

 

 

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Powerful pieces of art colored the room.

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Meet Gail Marquis: Olympic Star, Wall Street Executive, Activist, Star of The University of Phoenix Commercials

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 3, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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Saw the amazing Gail Marquis in a University of Pheonix commercial about her life from Olympic Champion to LGBT activist to Wall Street Executive. I was standing in front of the TV screaming with happiness taking pictures. If you don’t know this lady, you need to. Proud to say we performed together with so many other amazing women, years ago, off Broadway, in “The Vagina Monologues.” But this commercial? So much bigger. SO AMAZING. So inspiring. Wow. #Dope #GailMarquis#BlackGirlMagic

SEE THE COMMERCIAL HERE: Still I Rise – Gail Marquis – University of Phoenix Commercial