Conversations With The Citizen


The Village of Robbins Newly Elected Mayor Darren Bryant

"Conversations With The Citizen' welcomed Robbins Mayor Darren Bryant, to the show. Mayor Bryant sat down for a chat with the Citizen to talk about what he has done in the short period since taking office in May. Mayor Bryant says he has plans for the Village but he needs to first fill some administration positions before he can get to implementing plans. Mayor Bryant made history in Illinois when he was sworn in recently. Bryant became the youngest person in Illinois History to hold a position as Mayor.

Kelly Fair-Polished Pebbles

Kelly Fair, CEO of Polished Pebbles joined "Conversations With The Citizen" recently to discuss her book "Every Girl is a CEO". Kelly talked about what inspired the organization and what has kept it growing since its inception.

Kwame Akoto Bamfo

Kwame Akoto Bamfo, joined us at "Conversations With The Citizen", all the way from Ghana Africa. Kwame was in Chicago to unveil a powerful works of art at the DuSable Museum. The art makes its debute honoring "Juneteeth. The Artist shared what inspired him to do the piece. Kwame has been an artist since the age of 3. He stated that the statue/sculpture depict a vision for him of "This to shall pass. The sculpture symbolizes the human struggles of many Blacks. If you see the works you will walk away visualizing what "George Floyd endured, The Police brutality experienced by an American Solider who was buying gas and finally the vision of protest surrounding the unrest. The art is currently touring the country and perhaps it will show up in a city or state near you.

Sunshine Enterprises-Joel Hamernick

"Conversations With The Citizen", welcome Joe Hamernick to the show. Joel along with is wife are the founders of "Sunshine Enterprises. Joel's organization severs to seek community renewal on the South and West Sides of the city through a Holistic approach.

Aurum79 Beauty

"Conversations with the Citizen", welcomes Bridget Harris to todays episode. Bridget sat down with us to discuss her brand and the importance of Black and Brown having knowledge as to what their skin and hair absorbs daily.

Clerk of Cook County, Karen Yarbrough

Clerk of Cook County, Karen Yarbrough sits down with "Conversations with the Citizen" to discuss her Political Journey through Illinois Government. Yarbrough is passion about giving Illinois Tax Payers What They Pay For Be It: Marriage License, Death Certificate, Property Tax Info. to Veteran Services etc. Karen spoke about the duties in short of what a Clerk does. Listen to the Clerk's conversation...

Keeta Williams of Keeta's Place

Keeta Williams, CEO of Keeta's Place sit down for a chat with "Conversations With The Citizen". Keeta talks about how the organization gift the young women with skills to help them change their communities through cultural experiences. Keeta's Place require the girls to take self care moments weekly.

Karli Butler-"Burned Beauty"

Karli Butler, A young African American woman who was going on about her day doing what most young ladies would. She leaves her apartment a goes to the parking lot only to be faced with what has become the first chapter to her new life's journey. Karli a blogger and speaker using her life experience to help others who are going through a tough situation to find their inner peace. Karli is known as the Burned Beauty but the story behind her journey will touch your heart. Karli shared with "Conversations With The Citizen” the life changing events that led up to the day she had acid thrown in her face.

Jamila Trimuel of "Ladies of Virtue"

"Ladies of Virtue" CEO, Jamila Trimuel joined us recently in studio for "Conversations with the Citizen". During our conversation Jamila shared with us how her organization was able to partner with other organizations to meet the need of members and their families during COVID. The Ladies of Virtue is celebrating its 10th year Anniversary and plans to continue making a difference in the life's of young ladies.

Latrice Mosely-Smith of Hott Hose

Latrice Mosely-Smith, the founder of Purple Hose and Healing Foundation. Smith, founded the Foundation in 2014 to serve a dual purpose and one being to honor women who had falling victim to Abuse. Latrice was able to use the Foundation as memorial to honor the life of her deceased Mother. Smith's Mom survived five (5) years of spousal abuse at the hands of her biological father but succumb to a battle of Colon Cancer after only two years. Latrice Mosely-Smith, a only child, a entrepreneur, a mother, a daughter, a friend and certainly an overall people's person who enjoys meeting new people. Latrice Mosely- Smith is truly a "Mover and Shaker" who makes BOSS moves. Latrice story should be heard.