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Feb 12, 2021

Curtis V was honored with a"Living Legend Award"for his work as a Master stylist. He's the owner of Curtis V Studio in San Diego. He was told "You've got IT," well before he fully understood it. Rest assured, both humbly and powerfully, he owns it. There's so much wisdom in this conversation. Don't cheat yourself. Listen from beginning to end.

Curtis V is also a contributing author to Open Your G.I.F.T.S. with Kim Coles. You can find him on Instagram @thecurtisv.

Favorite song: A House is Not a Home by Luther Vandross.

Favorite quote: "Never allow the monster you're chasing become the monster within," by Friedrich Nietzsche. Also, Maya Angelou's "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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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.