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Feature Friday: Talib Jasir
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
For some it’s Good Friday, for some it’s Friday which is good, but for all of us it’s Feature Friday!! ✨
“"Our mission is to increase active podcasts in the global market by Black creatives, boost Black listenership, and encourage creatives and professionals to build a career in the industry."
April is fully here🌸🌺….and that’s no joke…I’m still trucking along to bring ya’ll some dope people in ! It continue’s this week with a name I’m sure most are familiar with:
Talib Jasir is a man with a mission. As the founder of Afros & Audio, a podcast community that aims to boost Black listenership and increase the number of active podcasts created by Black creatives, Talib has made it his goal to provide an accessible and inclusive platform for marginalized voices in the podcasting space.
Talib's commitment to representation and amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities is at the heart of his work with Afros & Audio. The organization's flagship event, the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival, is the first two-day conference for and by Black podcast creatives and audio professionals. The festival is a celebration of Black excellence in podcasting and a platform for Black voices to be heard and recognized. (that part 💪🏾).
And did I mention Talib’s from Baltimore….(right up the street from me by the way) and that’s where this year’s festival will be. He didn’t ask for this plug, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it. 🔌😄 …it’s the 5th one, Congrats on that!
Talib is uniquely positioned to create a community that encourages creatives and professionals to build a career in the podcast industry. His passion for podcasting is rooted in his desire to create a space that he couldn't find and his belief that
""…"We represent each other fully at our conference and throughout all other initiatives." -🎙️🔥🎧
If the festival didn’t keep him busy enough, he also creates non-fiction and fiction storytelling podcasts through their production company, Vanguard Podcast Network. Talib's favorite series is "The Fussings: Until One of Us is Dead," a rom-com Black love limited series fiction that he created in 2017.
As Talib looks to the future of podcasting, his hope is that Black creatives and other creatives of color see the potential of the industry as both a creative outlet and a viable career path. Through his work with Afros & Audio, Talib is creating a space for marginalized voices to be heard and for the power of podcasting to be harnessed for positive change.
After 6 years in the game….he had to have learned some lessons along the way…so take note 🗒
”The industry is ever-evolving so it’s important to be in the know and keep up.
Podcasting is a new enough industry that it can be shaped for the benefit of the content creators. There is no industry without podcasts which makes us the most powerful people in the room. Join a community or create a community that fits your needs. “
Love, that….join a community 💫 and hey don’t limit yourself….there are so many amazing communities out there like Afro’s and Audio. So if you haven’t yet check them out cause with true community support and backing the possibilities are endless.. 🙌🏾🎉🎊
I mean we’re all in this together right?!
Until next Friday…wishing you peace love and soulllllllllllllllll ❤️✊🏾🌐
Psst…by the way if you’re interested in being my next feature friday fill out this form …by the way…it could also mean an additional feature on my other newsletter Your Podcast Playlist as well! If you run into an issues email me email@example.com
Oh and if you’ve been a regular reader….I got a new headshot ya’ll! I think for this I found a winner, thanks for joining me on this journey! 💕
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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