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Mar 18, 2021

He started off as a poetry major. Then he read Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun by Reginald Lewis. Taj A. Eldridge, venture capitalist, defines success as the point at which there is available capital for every Black entrepreneur who needs it. He's at work on it, too. His company just raised $250,000,000 to help fund businesses founded by people of color in clean and new tech.

And he even treats us to a short poetry reading about love.

Favorite movie: Love Jones. Favorite song: A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke.

Favorite words: Find a way or make one. Two more: "Talent is universal, but opportunity is not,"by by Kennedy Odede. And Proverbs 11:25, “A generous man will prosper; that he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired.

Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker.

Special thanks to Sonji Walker, Shedrick Sanders, Abigail Gonzalez, Don Davis and William Hamilton for their generous support.