#TBT on THE 7 MINUTES WITH Q PODCAST

#TBT ON THE 7 MINUTES WITH Q PODCAST

My Thoughts On Reparations…

In the past few years there has been a lot of talk in support of reparations for Black Americans. Some want checks others want free healthcare and a niche market want no taxes. I have side stepped this topic in the past and really for no specific reason. Last week that changed, I had a conversation with a couple about this subject and I assumed the stars aligned to tell me go ahead and share your opinion. Well, here it is. This is going to go a little longer than 7 minutes so bear with me but you will get my thoughts. If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, reshare and comment. Show us some love.

Full episode available below:

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What if social justice, economic equality, and dismantling corruption never happen?

🚨 New episode alert 🚨 What if social justice, economic equality, and dismantling corruption never happen?

People say “Nobody owes you anything” but I add “Nobody owes you anything especially treating you right.” What do you think? Here are my ideas below remember I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit (Erykah Badu). If these stories resonate with you like, subscribe, and reshare.

My thoughts on Reparations and other musings

My thoughts on reparations and other musings

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In the past few years there has been a lot of talk in support of reparations for Black Americans. Some want checks others want free healthcare and a niche market want no taxes. I have side stepped this topic in the past and really for no specific reason. Last week that changed, I had a conversation with a couple about this subject and I assumed the stars aligned to tell me go ahead and share your opinion. Well, here it is. This is going to go a little longer than 7 minutes so bear with me but you will get my thoughts. If these stories resonate with you – like, subscribe, reshare and comment. Show us some love.

#TBT: A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

#ThrowBackThursday: A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

Happy Friday Eve!!! You made it haha… Nice, listen click the video below and watch my thoughts on the Underdogs leveling up. I critique a video from YouTube that talked about black history, economics and choices using a focus group of Black Americans. Leave a comment below if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe.

Meet Peter R. Dowdy – We talk Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cryptocurrency and Card Games

Meet Peter R. Dowdy – We talk Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cryptocurrency and Card Games

In our society, whether we like to admit it or not, it’s almost impossible to become a member of the 1%. Unless you’ve had generational wealth, a brilliant idea (remember that for reference later), or you are a star athlete. And even then, you’ll still face challenges of being accepted into the ‘secret society.’ So as a young black American, sorry to say, our choices are limited, and sometimes they possibly drive us to do the unthinkable. As a high school freshman, I knew I was destined to change the world in a major way but didn’t know how. With entrepreneurial inspiration always around, I had pretty much no excuse of how to make something out of nothing. But where to start? Around this time of the early 2000s, my only venture was bootleg CDs. I knew that wasn’t going to make me millions unless I was selling my OWN music, which at the time, I wasn’t. All I did was play games, but with the games I played, it wasn’t going to make me a millionaire. I loved playing Monopoly, but as others played to understand the philosophy of the real estate and purchasing within the game, I focused on the concept of how the money was made and its function. Think about it! Here we were playing an intense game making fictional purchases of land and businesses and NO ONE was questioning the fact that we were playing with money that we couldn’t use anywhere else. This was made up money and it had a use! Fuck everything else about Monopoly. THAT, that was the key part. It had a use. It wasn’t the normal money we used, but my God, it had a use.

Check out the links below and learn more about his creation. If these stories resonate with you, like, subscribe and reshare.

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Do you have some down time today?Check out my conversation with Salandra Grice about Conscious Education and more…

Do you have some down time today? Check out my conversation with Salandra Grice below:

Salandra Grice and The 7 Minutes with Q Podcast

Salandra Grice is a teacher-educator, the author of the book The Conscious Educator: Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers and Schools, and the founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. Conscious Education Consulting is a professional development provider for teachers and schools in culturally responsive, equity-based, and anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices. Specializing in upsetting inequity in education, Conscious Education Consulting works with K-12 educators across the country to ensure they can create more positive and equitable learning experiences which embrace, empower, educate, and include, every student, every day!
A fierce and unapologetic advocate for equity in schools, Salandra wears many hats and collaborates with other educators and equity advocates in their pursuit of justice in education. She is one of the co-founders of the Color CodED Community, the host of The Conscious Educator podcast, an Associate Editor for The Lighthouse Almanac, a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, an emerging scholar with publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a soon-to-be two-time published author with the release of her much-anticipated second book Embrace, Empower, Educate, and Include: Four Principles of Equity for Conscious Educators and Schools coming at the end of 2021. However, her greatest joy comes from being the mother of two beautiful and phenomenal Black children, Layla and Cam, who challenge her to be the best version of herself each and every day. 

New episodes added daily

New episodes added daily

My podcast 7 minutes with Q has a little bit of everything for everyone. Join the discussions today, click the link in my bio!


Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

In this latest installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q critiques the web series hosted by Anthony ONeal. Offering a perspective built on anthropological rhetoric, current events and a wealth of knowledge, BLLJ delivers compelling insights on the state of black culture, financial independence and combating social injustice. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications!!!

Director of Photography: Alex Q of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from the album Southern Comfort “No Patience” and “Thursday Night”.

Recorded at The Barron Collective in Houston, TX.

Does the United States of America have a gun problem?

Does the United States of America have a gun problem?

🚨 This is an extend episode🚨

Johnny Solis III is a a former educator, a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Houston Law Center. He has worked on Capitol Hill, the Texas Governor’s Office in the Economic Developement Office, for Commissioner Adrian Garcia as a Legal Environmental Policy Analyst and is active in Houston politics. He currently serves as the Vice President for Youth Outreach for his Local League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) chapter and is involved with environmental awareness and advocacy in East Harris County. 

Johnny Solis and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast
Johnny Solis and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

Trailer: Gun rights, mental health and defund the police vs smart fund the police

New episode drops tomorrow at 7 pm c.s.t.

Johnny Solis and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast
Johnny Solis and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

ReWind: A conversation about CONSCIOUS EDUCATION

ReWind: A conversation about CONSCIOUS EDUCATION

Salandra Grice is a teacher-educator, the author of the book The Conscious Educator: Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers and Schools, and the founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. Conscious Education Consulting is a professional development provider for teachers and schools in culturally responsive, equity-based, and anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices. Specializing in upsetting inequity in education, Conscious Education Consulting works with K-12 educators across the country to ensure they can create more positive and equitable learning experiences which embrace, empower, educate, and include, every student, every day!

A conversation about Conscious Education with Salandra Grice

A conversation about Conscious Education with Salandra Grice

Salandra Grice is a teacher-educator, the author of the book The Conscious Educator: Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers and Schools, and the founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. Conscious Education Consulting is a professional development provider for teachers and schools in culturally responsive, equity-based, and anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices. Specializing in upsetting inequity in education, Conscious Education Consulting works with K-12 educators across the country to ensure they can create more positive and equitable learning experiences which embrace, empower, educate, and include, every student, every day!


A fierce and unapologetic advocate for equity in schools, Salandra wears many hats and collaborates with other educators and equity advocates in their pursuit of justice in education. She is one of the co-founders of the Color CodED Community, the host of The Conscious Educator podcast, an Associate Editor for The Lighthouse Almanac, a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, an emerging scholar with publications in peer-reviewed journals, and a soon-to-be two-time published author with the release of her much-anticipated second book Embrace, Empower, Educate, and Include: Four Principles of Equity for Conscious Educators and Schools coming at the end of 2021. However, her greatest joy comes from being the mother of two beautiful and phenomenal Black children, Layla and Cam, who challenge her to be the best version of herself each and every day. 

Salandra Grice and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast
Salandra Grice and The 7 Minutes With Q Podcast

Coming up… A conversation about CONSCIOUS EDUCATION

Coming up… A conversation about CONSCIOUS EDUCATION

Here is a small portion of my conversation with Salandra Grice we talk about her popular new book
“THE CONSCIOUS EDUCATOR : BECOMING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS” out now at https://consciousednow.com/

Salandra Grice is a teacher-educator, the author of the book The Conscious Educator: Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers and Schools, and the founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. Conscious Education Consulting is a professional development provider for teachers and schools in culturally responsive, equity-based, and anti-racist/anti-bias teaching practices. Specializing in upsetting inequity in education, Conscious Education Consulting works with K-12 educators across the country to ensure they can create more positive and equitable learning experiences which embrace, empower, educate, and include, every student, every day!

Full episode available tomorrow at 7 pm c.s.t.

Student Loan Debt : To forgive ou pas?

Student Debt : To forgive ou pas?

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Gobble Gobble Gobble! Am I boring you alright enough I’ll get to the point.

With the newly elected incoming executive administration, more and more Americans are having conversations about a host of progressive ideas and topics ranging from racial injustice, immigration to climate change and we’re barely touching the surface. Student loan forgiveness is on the lips of folks too. A simple search online can drag up many articles and conversations about it. Heck, Moveon.org has an email marketing campaign about it so one wonders is this really going to happen.

Here are a few points to think about:

1) Let’s say if legislation works in the favor of the Democrats and a bill is passed and implemented if the opposition tries to overturn it similar to the Affordable Care Act they might get shut down. Why well look at the fight to overturn the ACA they recently got rejected because it more or less is working and millions of people have are enrolled. You can’t just take it from them.

2) Should the push be for a partial payment given the current economic situation or a full gesture? If there is a partial payment then people might get frustrated remembering how the other companies and industries were bailed in the past few decades including in 2020 and that reality could negatively impact the Left moving forward. We also have to remember that many CEO’s and others walked away with golden parachutes during severe economic downturns. This angered many Americans and we still see it happening today. It always baffles me how none of these multi-million and billion dollar companies do not have any backup cash or “savings”! Hey Man, where is your 6 months of savings?!?!

3) Another interesting idea to consider is does this come with a stipulation? Caveat? Condition? Some service that is none military such as public defenders, teachers, volunteer healthcare workers or something artistic too. Like maybe communication or media related work for non-profits, governmental entities and private.

Look, I don’t have the answers and I’m just an average grade of weed in the dispensary but student loan forgiveness needs to be discussed, our elected officials need to move forward with this and we must hold them accountable.

Leave us comment below whether good bad or ugly and tell us what you think – use the #sevenmwq!!!

Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

In this latest installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q critiques the web series hosted by Anthony ONeal. Offering a perspective built on anthropological rhetoric, current events and a wealth of knowledge, BLLJ delivers compelling insights on the state of black culture, financial independence and combating social injustice. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications!!!

Director of Photography: Alex Q of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from the album Southern Comfort “No Patience” and “Thursday Night”.

Recorded at The Barron Collective in Houston, TX.

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