Dr. Shawn the LPC, is a licensed professional counselor, a psychologist and co-founder of Ambassador Counseling and Resource Group. She is also a college administrator at one of the leading private colleges in Michigan. Dr. Shawn specializes in working with families, and has over 20 years experience in counseling. Dr “Shawn” is a trained expert in mending broken families, she is a facilitator in Survival Skills for Youth, Parenting Education Trainer, and she volunteers as program evaluation chair for Just Speak, Inc. She knows mental health matters, as she has mentored many new counselors and has a heart for healing as her personal mantra is”Build, Believe and Go Beyond the Ordinary”.
Recording and performance artist, educator, and activist Mahogany Jones’s career is distinguished by titles. Mahogany Jones harnesses the true power of music to uplift the spirit, body, and soul and educate the masses. A sensational performer and lyrical powerhouse, Mahogany embodies Hip Hop, femininity, spirituality, and passion in each commanding performance. The 4x Undefeated BET’s 106 & Park “Freestyle Fridays” champion has gone on to headline in over 13 countries on four continents as an official U.S. music ambassador. As a Hip-Hop activist, she launched A PURE Movement to empower women and girls and confront violence against women. Most recently Mahogany was named a 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow.
In her career, Mahogany has now released 3 full-length albums and has been featured on over 30 compilations, Mixtapes and CDs. She was able to achieve all of the feats listed above, while still taking the time to give back to the future leaders in music, as facilitator for one of Detroit’s largest literary arts non- profits, Inside Out, an adjunct instructor at the Detroit Institute of Music, as well as a lead facilitator for Detroit non profit, the Yuinon, and is a proud member of the Foundation- a women in Hip-Hop collective based in Detroit.
Mahogany has graced stages with such greats as Gil Scott Heron, Talib Kweli, KEM, Rah Digga, India.Arie, The Roots, and Jessica Care Moore. Most recently, she was billed alongside Grammy Award-winning rapper, Rapsody, at the much publicized and successful, Foundation Women in Hip Hop Concert, which was apart of Detroit’s first Women in Hip Hop Conference.
Mahogany’s next album, “Sugar Water,” is set to release Summer 2016 and will be an ode to the art forms of Hip Hop and Soul Music that inform her musical style.
Tonight we have special guest “The Floacist”! Get Ready…Get Set… Flowwwwww as we capture the heart and soul of poetry in the D. The haikus, metaphors, and the realness of Detroit Soul painted with words on hearts and lips of its people. We celebrate the Flovortex at Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe. Gather ‘round your screen to hear some of Detroit’s best word smiths.
“A Special Thanks to Natalie ‘The Floacist’ Stewart”
Watch the show Fridays at 7pm est. at www.watchthelivenetwork.com
Host: Rosemarie ‘One Single Rose’
Producer: Kai Mann [Elevation Nation Media Group]
Creative Director: Yahminah McIntosh [ThinkBoxer International]
Videographer & Editor: Lenderrick Jones [Focus One Entertainment]
Filmed on location: Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe
videographers: J. Michael Collins & Stephane Parker
Editors: Stephane Parker & Kai Mann