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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 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

  • An Interview with Shelly L. Bell, Deputy Mayor of Montgomery Township, NJ - Part II

    Bev and Elaine sit with Shelly L. Bell, Deputy Mayor of Montgomery Township, NJ.

  • An Interview with Shelly L. Bell, Deputy Mayor of Montgomery Township, NJ

    Bev and Elaine sit with Shelly L. Bell, Deputy Mayor of Montgomery Township, NJ.

  • An Interview with Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson

    Bev and Elaine sit with the extraordinary Shanel Y. Robinson this week. Shanel has 30 years of proven leadership 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

  • An Interview with Dr. Evelyn McDowell - Part II

    Dr. Evelyn McDowell returns this week to continue her talk about some misunderstandings and untruths about the African-A ... Moremerican community. Less

  • An Interview with Dr. Evelyn McDowell

    Dr. Evelyn McDowell joins the podcast this week to talk about some misunderstandings and untruths about the African-Amer ... Moreican community. Less

  • An Interview with Donnetta Johnson and Cat Hogan - Part II

    This week, Donneta Johnson and Cat Holden return to speak with Beverly and Elaine. Donnetta Johnson and Cat Holden. D ... Moreat Holden. Donnetta became the Executive Director of the ector of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) in October 2021. She is a community leader and Hillsborough business owner who began her career as a pioneering Black woman in technology, working as a programmer and senior project manager at AT&T. Donnetta left her corporate career to pursue her passion for entrepreneurship as the founder of the Allegra School of Music and Arts in 1999. She is also the founder of the Hillsborough Music Festival, which promotes local businesses in partnership with government and the arts in support of youth mental health and suicide prevention.

    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 Donnetta Johnson and Cat Hogan

    This week, Beverly and Elaine sit with Donnetta Johnson and Cat Holden. Donnetta became the Executive Director of the ... Moreector of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) in October 2021. She is a community leader and Hillsborough business owner who began her career as a pioneering Black woman in technology, working as a programmer and senior project manager at AT&T. Donnetta left her corporate career to pursue her passion for entrepreneurship as the founder of the Allegra School of Music and Arts in 1999. She is also the founder of the Hillsborough Music Festival, which promotes local businesses in partnership with government and the arts in support of youth mental health and suicide prevention.

    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 Larry Kidder - Part II

    This week, Larry Kidder returns to speak with Bev and Elaine. Larry taught high school history for forty years and has b ... Moreeen a volunt eer interpreter and historian for Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell, New Jersey for thirty years. He is a member of the Washington Crossing American Revolutionary War Round Table, the Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums, and serves on the New Jersey Living History Advisory Council and the Crossroads of the American Revolution Advisory Council. Less