Brought to you by MagicLinks, #MLTeaTime is a weekly Instagram Live series dedicated to listening to Black leaders in our community and industry.
Each episode offers new insight and content, and is an opportunity to listen, learn, and continue the conversation and advocation for diversity and racial equality.
Tune in live Fridays at 11am PT on Instagram @MagicLinks.
to Black leaders in our community
with intentions set and goals in mind
to make systemic change in our industry
EPISODE 1: JUNE 19, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT
In our first episode of #MLTeaTime, we chatted with Mena Adubea (@mena_adubea) on brand partnerships and collaborations and creating positive long-term impact and equity for Black influencers.
This episode raised $500 to support the NAACP, the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
EPISODE 2: JUNE 26, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT
In episode 2 of #MLTeaTime, we dove into what it's like to be a Black female in the tech industry. Hear what Tari Kandemiri, the founder of Hama Beauty Inc. (@hamabeautyinc), has to say.
This episode raised $535 to support Buy From A Black Woman, a nonprofit organization that brings awareness to Black Women business owners.
EPISODE 3: JULY 3, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT
In episode 3 of #MLTeaTime, we chatted with Lauren-Ashley Beck (@laurenashleybeck), TV host and Castaway from S39 of Survivor. Listen in for a searing hot sesh on what it's like to be a Black female on reality TV and how brands have received her since the show has aired.
This episode raised $500 to support the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to ending mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality by providing legal representation to those wrongly accused of crimes.
EPISODE 4: JULY 10, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT
In episode 4 of #MLTeaTime, we connected with Carmen Renee Carter (@carmenreneeblog) to discuss how her background in higher ed has prepared her for the world of influencer marketing. Plus we chatted about Diversity & Inclusion and the inequality in the fashion and lifestyle verticals.
This episode raised $500 to support Be the Bridge, a nonprofit organization empowering people and culture towards racial healing, equity, and reconciliation.
EPISODE 5: JULY 17, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT
In episode 5 of #MLTeaTime, we chatted with the marvelous Mr. Perry White (@mrperrywhite) as he discussed his experience as a designer vs. white counterparts, racism as conditioning, and Euro-normative beauty standards.
This episode raised $535 to support the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization committed to exonerating individuals who have been wrongly convicted and reforming the criminal justice system.
EPISODE 6: JULY 24, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT
In episode 6 of #MLTeaTime, we chatted with Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof (@artists.untold), a startup entrepreneur supporting Black artists and dove into his experiences as a Black entrepreneur and how he's currently handling the increased demand from the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
This episode raised $550 to support the ACLU, a nonprofit organization fighting to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties guaranteed to each person in the United States.
EPISODE 7: JULY 31, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT
On July 31st #MLTeaTime connected with Naomi Germain (@naomi_gee) who works in Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-1) and is also a former Miss New Mexico. In this episode, we learned how to best take action and be heard by our government, as well as the importance for women of color to seek out leadership roles.
This episode raised $500 for Bold Futures, an organization dedicated to building reproductive justice for women and people of color in New Mexico.
EPISODE 10: SEPTEMBER 1, 2:30PM - 3:00PM PT
In Episode 10 of #MLTeaTime we chatted with Lyn Allure (@lyn.allure), founder of society @goodgirlsgoneboss that fosters financial elevation and self-improvement among women and listened as she discussed her experience as an influencer and how to build opportunities as a black female entrepreneur.
EPISODE 11: SEPTEMBER 15, 4:00PM - 4:30PM PT
In Episode 11 of #MLTeaTime we chatted with Annelise Campbell, Founder of CFG, which exclusively represents BIPOC influencers and offers inclusion strategy services to brand partners. Annelise will discussed how her experience in advertising led her to open up her own agency to bring representation and equity to influencer marketing.
EPISODE 13: OCTOBER 6, 5:00PM - 5:30PM PT
In Episode 13 of #MLTeaTime we sipped with Marathon runner Diana Mireles as she shared her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated sneaker-head community and what her day-to-day life looks like as a first-generation American (born & raised in our very own Venice, CA!)
EPISODE 14: OCTOBER 22, 5:00PM - 5:30PM PT
In Episode 14 of #MLTeaTime we sipped with Olympic medalist Lashina Demus as she answered the question, "now what?" After a highly-celebrated career as an Olympian, Lashinda joined us to discuss what it's like to transition out of athletics and shared her unique journey in athletics as both a woman and mother.