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Lifting the Veil

By: Friday Truehart Consultants

Trenton, NJ

Hosts Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck covers, and uncover, the truth about African-American history. M... Read More

Episodes

  • An Interview with Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps and Cat Hogan

    This week, Beverly and Lady Elaine sit with Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps and returning guest, Cat Hogan. Dr. Linda Caldwel ... Moreinda Caldwell Epps has been a leader dedicated to public service. She is President and CEO of 1804 Consultants, an organization dedicated to the advancement of educational and cultural organizations. She is a founding partner of the Sankofa Collaborative — an organization dedicated to helping individuals, schools, museums, and libraries present, research, discuss, and interpret, African American history and culture.

    Cat Hogan serves as Treasurer of Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM). She has over 25 years of professional experience in Finance & Administration and is able to capitalize on that and her experiences on the boards of both The Hopewell Museum and The First Baptist Church of Pennington for the Benefit of SSAAM. Less

  • An Interview with Noelle Lorraine Williams - Part II

    Noelle Lorraine Williams returns this week with Bev and Lady Elaine in studio. James Earl Jones lends his voice to this ... Moreepisode as Frederick Douglas and the 3 further discuss the 4th of July and other issues. Noelle Lorraine is an artist whose life's work exemplifies her continued interest in engaging people in conversations using art, history, and contemporary culture, as well as writing about spirituality in the United States. Less

  • An Interview with Noelle Lorraine Williams

    Bev and Lady Elaine sit with Noelle Lorraine Williams in the studio to discuss the 4th of July and other issues. Noelle ... MoreLorraine is an artist whose life's work exemplifies her continued interest in engaging people in conversations using art, history, and contemporary culture, as well as writing about spirituality in the United States. Less

  • An Interview with Brad Fay - Part II

    Brad Fay returns this week! A resident of Griggstown village in Franklin Township, Brad is a former Montgomery Townshi ... Moreownship Committeeman (2006-2011) and Deputy Mayor (2008). In Montgomery, he served on the Landmarks Commission and Environmental Commission. He also is a past president of the Van Harlingen Historical Society in Montgomery.
    Professionally, Brad is the owner of a communications agency, Stepping Stone Strategies, that specializes in historic and environmental preservation, and the founder of Discover Central New Jersey, an agritourism and heritage tourism platform. Less

  • An Interview with Brad Fay

    Bev and Elaine sit with Brad Fay in the studio this week. A resident of Griggstown village in Franklin Township, Brad is ... More a former Montgomery Township Committeeman (2006-2011) and Deputy Mayor (2008). In Montgomery, he served on the Landmarks Commission and Environmental Commission. He also is a past president of the Van Harlingen Historical Society in Montgomery.
    Professionally, Brad is the owner of a communications agency, Stepping Stone Strategies, that specializes in historic and environmental preservation, and the founder of Discover Central New Jersey, an agritourism and heritage tourism platform. Less

  • An Interview with Raquel Mazon Jeffers and Joie Toussaint-Parrish - Part II

    Raquel Mazon Jeffers and Joie Toussaint-Parrish return to the studio with Beverly and Elaine this week on Lifting the Ve ... Moreil. Raquel is a senior director for U.S. Initiatives at The Community Health Acceleration Partnership (CHAP), and Joie holds an Ed.S in Counseling from Rider University and is the founder of Joie de Vivre Family Services. Less

  • An Interview with Raquel Mazon Jeffers and Joie Toussaint-Parrish

    Raquel Mazon Jeffers and Joie Toussaint-Parrish sit down in the studio with Beverly and Elaine this week on Lifting the ... Moreveil.

    Raquel is a senior director for U.S. Initiatives at The Community Health Acceleration Partnership (CHAP), where she provides strategic guidance to the principal investors on modernizing the public health system.

    Joie holds an Ed.S in Counseling from Rider University. Joie is the founder of Joie de Vivre Family Services. She is a Master Teacher, Educator, Birth Doula, Life coach, Parent Coach, Wife, and Mother. Joie holds an Administrative Certification from New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and has taught and coached for the Trenton Public School System in New Jersey for over twenty years. Less

  • An Interview with Algernon Ward - Part II

    Algernon Ward joins the ladies in the studio again this week.

  • An Interview with Algernon Ward

    Joining the veil today is Algernon Ward. As an African American, Algernon says that wearing the uniform of a colonial so ... Moreldier is a vocation.

    Calling it “a privilege and a pleasure” to continue to do his part to help expose the previously ignored role that people of color, both free and slave, played in founding America, Ward himself now has a new and unique place in telling that story.

    Born and raised in Trenton, he regularly offers active performances as a Colonial Soldier, Civil War Soldier, or Needham Roberts, also known as the “Harlem Hellfighter” of World War I. Algernon's image is now immortalized, thanks to its inclusion in a recent painting by prominent traditional academic realist painter Don Troiani, titled “Brave Men As They Always Fought.” Less

  • An Interview with Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson - Part II

    For the second time, Bev and Elaine sit with the former guest, Shanel Y. Robinson. Shanel has 30 years of proven leaders ... Morehip and man ... Moreagement experience and 15 years of civic involvement in Franklin Township. She attended Southern University A&M College where she was inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society), where she obtained her electronics background and used those skills to serve in the United States Air Force Reserves for 8 years as an Avionics Specialist. Councilwoman Robinson is currently an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-certified Information Technologies Manager at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she has been employed for the past 15 years. In this role, her responsibilities are, but not limited to, managing IT Helpdesk and Desktop Support Services, plan goals and objectives for the service desk, and assist the CTO in planning/managing the annual budget for service desk operations. In addition to her duties as an IT Manager, she serves as a Project Manager, sings with the choir, a former member of the Leadership Development Team, Diversity Committee, and Space Planning Committee. As a councilwoman, she sits on the following committees and/or serves as council liaison: Financial Oversight, Hamilton Business Street Advisory, Housing Authority, Fire Prevention, Public Safety, IT Steering Committee, Fire Chiefs Committee, and PRAB (Puerto Rican Action Board). Less