We are Black women!!! We LOVE being Black women. Because Black women are ambitious. Black women are confident. Black women are diligent. We are tenacious! We walk out of our houses “PUT TOGETHER”.  We are many shades and personalities of FABULOUS!   Black Women Love to Talk!!!  But…we, as Black women, aren't often provided the space to talk about our dilemmas, current events, and what affects us. Join us as we talk through everything from current events and memes, to news and our personal lives. We may even throw in a story or two about our friends (with their permission of course.) Although our focus is Black Women, we invite everyone (regardless of gender or ethnicity) to join the conversation. We created this podcast as a way to laugh together…cry together…and have an open conversation about life as a Black woman.

About the Hosts

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Native Washingtonian and Event and Entertainment veteran Janine Brunson-Johnson’s career spans two decades. Even before college, she was prepared to succeed. Janine was always interested in the media industry. When an opportunity presented itself, she was ready. She was one of the youngest members to earn a position as an Associate producer at WPGC-AM Heaven 1580 in Washington, DC.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcasting and Mass Media from Temple University, she remained in Philadelphia where her radio industry career took. Janine quickly advanced from Marketing Intern to Media Integration Specialist for WDAS-FM, WDAS-AM, WISX, WIOQ, WRFF, and WUSL at Clear Channel Media (now iHeart) in just one year. She would later serve as iHeart’s Director of Promotions of those same stations.

Ms. Brunson-Johnson spent 13 years working her way up in the Philadelphia radio market. In 2016, she joined Radio One/Washington D.C., as Director of Promotions for WKYS-FM, which later acquired Sports talk station WTEM-AM. She was returning as a seasoned industry professional ready to give something back to the community that had nurtured her. The station’s markets, goals and initiatives were a great fit for her infectious drive to support our community.

Janine’s philosophy is “mediocracy is not an option”. She maintains and expects a spirit of excellence at all times. That work ethic now affords her the opportunity to do what she loves. She is creating innovative events in the metropolitan area for the Radio One/Washington D.C. cluster. Opportunities such as serving as Talent Director for Urban One Honors are the kind of assignments she was looking for.

Janine Brunson-Johnson has faced several challenges in her life, one of which was being diagnosed with dyslexia. She vividly remembers struggling in school but, nothing would stop her. Since that diagnosis, she worked tirelessly to overcome the hurdles of dyslexia. You will often hear her say that “they should have never taught this girl to read”. She now reads and deciphers everything with a fine-tooth comb. Janine is an advocate for helping students with disabilities and serves as an example of what hard work and perseverance can do.

Aside from her love for the entertainment industry, her passion for health and fitness are essential pieces to her everyday life. She is a certified Pilates instructor, enjoys traveling with her husband and spoiling her furry, four, legged children.

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Although petite standing at 4’11” tall, Dr. Nicole Lee Plenty is described by many as a person with a gigantic heart and a passion for service. During her college years, she held the title of the 2004-2005 Miss Xavier University of LA. After graduating with honors with a B.S. in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, Dr. Plenty attended Tulane University School of Medicine where she obtained both a Medical Doctorate degree and a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Systems Management. While in medical school, Nicole sat on the National Board of Directors for the Student National Medical Association as Region III Director. She also led efforts for instituting free clinics in the New Orleans area for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Plenty began specialty training as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. While in training, she not only served as Administrative Chief Resident, but was also appointed as the Mississippi State Jr Fellow Legislative Representative for the American Congress of OB/GYNs (ACOG) and served as a national Governing Council member of the American Medical Association Minority Affairs Section (AMA-MAS). Due to her interest and research in public policy, she was one of two recipients of the ACOG Gellhaus Fellowship which she completed on Capitol Hill in 2012.

Dr. Plenty’s passion for service is also evident through her international advocacy and medical missions work in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Jamaica. In addition to these endeavors, Nicole has organized teenage pregnancy prevention seminars, performed researched in etiologies of preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, as well as mentored students and medical residents. She has received both local and national honors for her involvement in research and health policy. She was previously awarded the Young Investigator Award at the North American Society for Hypertension in Pregnancy and was recently appointed to the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine National Health Advocacy Committee. Currently, Dr. Plenty is a board certified OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialist at Community Health Network where she is currently the division lead. She is the proud wife of Rev. Dr. James Anthony Plenty, and they have one “fur baby”, Sophie.