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Feature Friday: Adell Coleman
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
Guess who’s back…back again…yup it’s Feature Friday ✨
“Podcasting creates a space where we can control, how our voices reach the masses in a way like never before.”
So, let’s get it out the way….we took a break from the features, because well everyone needs a break. (mental health matters 💫)
But now we’re back and this Feature is about me! 😀 No intention on being braggadocios but more of a space to share about a cool project I have coming up, and well show a bit more on who I am.
So…who am I? I’m a mother of two girls lovingly called Coco Bean, but professionally I am Chief Operations Officer of DCP Entertainment a ,media agency where we amplify the voices of underrepresented communities. I love black, the color the people…just all things black. ✊🏾 I also love writing and meeting new people, thus Feature Friday and I love media. I started my profession back in 2003 working at a local station here in DC. Then after college I worked at SiriusXM for nearly a decade before making my move over to podcasting in 2018.
What I enjoy about working for DCP, is that I was able to create and spearhead projects that I wasn’t able to while at SiriusXM like Say Their Name. This podcast amplifies the stories of those who have experienced negative police encounters. The goal is the humanize the headlines and inform the public of the multiple layers of emotional trauma these families experience.
“This podcast was important to me because it allowed for families to tell their own stories and not be controlled by what society and media traditionally limited them to. This podcast gave both the families and us, power.”
And speaking of power, and having a unique voice, that goes right into the latest project we are rolling out at DCP. This is unique because it’s two powerhouse companies coming together. DCP and The Qube….and I know you know what the Qube is. It’s a awesome podcasting platform, currently on tour and run by your favorite Queer personality thee Anna DeShawn.
It’s been a journey collab’ing between two companies…and well we’ll talk about that later…at Afros & Audio to be exact (yes shameless plug). But it’s been fun…as we create and roll out The Head Nod: Season 1 Black Life at A PWI. ❤️
The Head Nod is a podcast where we talk about the experiences of Black People in predominantly white spaces. We ALL can relate to that I’m sure!
It’s fun conversations with folk who went to PWI’s because it wasn’t all bad, it wasn’t all good…but we for sure have stories to tell!
Yup…we are the show art! 😅 That’s some pretty simplistic yet dope branding if I do say so myself.
This has been a fun collaboration that came to be by networking and meeting people. Anna and I realized we had a lot in common and now….here we are podcasting together. A match made in podcast heaven! ✨
So as you know…I always believe and love to amplify the importance of collaboration, so if you take nothing from this at all…just remember don’t be afraid to meet new people you never know what that relationship may evolve into.
I always say every contact is a connection. No matter what you learn in podcasting or life by connecting to people you’re actually strengthening yourself. Simply what you may not know someone somewhere knows. So get to know people.
So until next week, check out The Head Nod….
*Whew 😅…that was tough to know me is to know its a bit tough for me to talk about myself….hope you enjoyed it.🤷🏾♀️
Oh and remember…it’s black business month…so shout out and collab with a black business or even a black business pod. 🙌🏾
Oh and a little about me…this is the hard part, talking about myself!
I’m Adell Coleman Chief Operations Officer of DCP Entertainment. I’m a multi-award winning podcast creator, producer, and host. I host and EP the podcast Say Their Name. I like talking so you may have seen me around at a few conferences!
One of my favorite things to do is to amplify and uplift those BIPOC and marginalized creatives who aren’t just hosts but are doing many different things in the podcast space.
At DCP, we distribute podcasts that share stories, podcasts, interviews, and insights by and for underrepresented voices. Feel free to check us out!
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