November 17, 2022
Today’s Cool Soror episode features Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Medical Physician, & star of the hit show “Married to Medicine” on Bravo TV. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Dr. Contessa shares her biggest influences growing up & why she decided to get into reality television.
Hang on to your seats because in this episode Dr. Contessa breaks down how television saved her marriage & kept her family together. She’s giving us the goods on the importance of putting in the work in order to get positive results in areas that matters to us most. With such an electrifying personality it’s apparent why Dr. Contessa is lighting up television screens across the nation.
Follow Dr. Contessa at @drcontessa on IG.
November 10, 2022
Grammy award winning singer / songwriter and producer Nicci Gilbert kicks off the new season of the COOL SOROR SHOW! An honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho, she along with her Brownstone group members were recently welcomed into the sorority just ahead of their CENTENNIAL. In this episode, Nicci discussed the critical necessity of owning your Intellectual Property. She openly discusses the rise and eventual fall
of her hit show “R&B Divas.” Never one to shy away from her truth, Nicci faces an ongoing battle with the executives behind the popular show, P Valley. She lays it all on the line. You will leave ready to take back what is rightfully yours.
Follow Nicci at @niccigilbert on IG.
October 21, 2022
This special edition of the COOL SOROR SHOW is being presented by the American Red Cross. We are happy to have Tiffany Taylor of the American Red Cross as well as Rasheeda Liberty, International President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Chair of the Council of Presidents of the National PanHellenic Council join us to talk about the importance of their partnership.
With over 2.5 million members in the NPHC, the quest to encourage more chapters and organizations as a whole to host blood drives in the Black Community is at the forefront of their mission.
For more information on this unique partnership and how we can come together to save lives please log onto JOINEDBYBLOOD.ORG
#rashanali #sgrho #americanredcross
October 7, 2022
We are elated to welcome to the show, COOL PEOPLE - “GRIFF”-comedian and co-host of “Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell.” He and our host, Rashan Ali, are lifelong friends who spent five years growing and cultivating their bond on The A-Team Morning Show on Radio One Atlanta’s HOT 107.9.
As the Cricket Wireless tour continues, this conversation explores their unique relationship and how Rashan helped him in a critical moment in his life. The backdrop of the Cotton Bowl where Grambling State University took on Prairie View A&M in the State Fair Classic, fittingly served as the perfect setting for both of their love for college football and the HBCU Culture.
Follow “GRIFF” at @2trillion on IG!
September 22, 2022
In Episode 2 of the Cool Soror Show in partnership with Cricket Wireless series, Rashan Ali is joined by the multi talented Isaac Keys.
Isaac Keys is a Morehouse College graduate & former pro football player turned actor. He served as a linebacker in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers & also played in the Canadian Football League.
In this episode Rashan & Isaac chat about how his HBCU EXPERIENCE at Morehouse shaped his NFL and ACTING career.
“Power in the Pivot” is about Isaac’s experience of shifting from football to acting & what it’s like to follow your dreams.
You may know Isaac Keys from his role as Diamond on Power Book IV: Force @forcestarz and it’s exciting to have him as a special guest!
September 2, 2022
Enjoy Episode 1 of the Cool Soror Show in partnership with Cricket Wireless series. We are joined by two powerhouse women who are making waves in their own right!
Our first “Cool Soror” guest is the MEAC Commissioner Sonja Stills. She is a member of the Lambda Eta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. chartered at Old Dominion University. This Cool Soror is a trailblazer & history maker. She is the first female commissioner in the MEAC history, as well as the first female commissioner of a Div. I HBCU conference. Sonja Stills is committed to supporting and elevating collegiate student athletes and we are excited to have her as a special guest!
Our second “Cool People” feature is Bianca Belair, a professional wrestler & WWE SuperStar. The Knoxville, TN native is currently the WWE Raw Women's Champion, & the 2021 Royal Rumble & WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. Belair who is a multi sport athlete, is breaking barriers as an African-American female professional wrestler and is inspiring young girls all around the world to follow their dreams. Bianca Belair is featured in three WWE video games and also has her own Mattel action figure. In 2021 she was ranked #1 in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Women’s 150.
Tune in as our special guests share unique and inspiring testimonies on why it's important to have a "Will of Champions"!
June 16, 2022
Today's episode features the amazing Cool Soror Trina Braxton who is an award winning singer, actress, TV personality & entrepreneur. Her first big break in music came in 1992 as a founding member of the R&B group The Braxtons, formed with her sisters.
This Braxton Family Values star, wife & mom is sharing:
- Her lessons learned both professionally & personally
- How she’s navigating grief through the loss of her ex husband and sister
- The importance of carving out your own lane
- Her journey to becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated later in life.
Trina reminds us that it’s not how you start but how you finish with her mantra “All I do is win win win no matter what!”
Get ready to laugh, shed some heartfelt tears and get the behind the scenes of what you may not see on TV.
Catch all these gems they are dropping throughout this powerful conversation between sister friends & former colleagues.
To find out more about Trina, follow her at @trinabraxton1 on Instagram & @TrinaBraxton on Twitter.
June 9, 2022
Today's episode features Danielle "Dani" Canada who is a seasoned entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. She currently serves as the Managing Editor of BOSSIP.com where she manages staff, conducts interviews, and pens snarky headlines centered around Black and BIPOC news in the celebrity realm.
Dani is sharing her experience as a journalist in a highly competitive industry and giving us insight on what it took to rise to the top. She also has some advice for up and coming journalists in the entertainment industry.
As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Dani reminds us that we "Cannot Skip the Work" on our journey to success. You have to put in the time, effort and sweat in order to make your dreams come true.
Don't miss this conversation!
To find out more about Dani, follow her at @iamdanicanada on Instagram & Twitter.
June 2, 2022
Today’s episode features former Deputy Director of Government Affairs at the City of Atlanta Charletta Wilson Jacks. Charletta has 30+ years of experience in planning/community development, construction/project management (including the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games) and several architectural and engineering firms.
Charletta is an illustrious member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and is a pillar in the Atlanta community.
In this episode she shares the importance of tooting your own horn and sharing your story to empower others.
"It's All About Owning Your Voice" says Mrs. Wilson-Jacks.
Join the conversation as Rashan & Charletta talk navigating leadership and legacy building.
To find out more about Charletta, follow her on IG @charlettawilsonjacks.
May 26, 2022
Today’s episode features sports anchor, reporter & host Tenitra Batiste. Tenitra is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and is making big waves in the sports media industry.
Tenitra is currently an In-game Reporter for the Atlanta Hawks & also a Sports Anchor Reporter at 92.9 the Game.
She shares her pivot from the corporate Human Resources sector to thriving as a sideline reporter anchor.
Rashan & Tenitra are talking sports, talking shop and sharing about the power of risking it all for your dream.
To find out more about Tenitra, follow her on IG @tenitrabatiste.