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All Tea, No Shade- DEI, a Year in Review and the Reality Ahead.

This one-hour panel is dedicated to chatting with four minority leaders in the influencer and brand community who are serving just the facts on all things DEI. We reflect on 2020, what worked, what may have been performative, and discuss what we foresee in the future.

We’re joined by JuicyJas (Beauty YouTuber and MagicLinks Creator), Todd Murray (President at Gaybors Agency), Patty Wu (SVP and General Manager at Buy Baby), and Chrissy B (MagicLinks Content Creator). Moderated by Bryan Mirabal (Sr. Growth Manager and DEI Lead at Magiclinks).



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To watch the full, unedited 60 minute presentation, visit MagicLinks' official YouTube channel


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. 


Tea Time with Mena Adubea

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.


Tea Time with Tari Kandemiri

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. 


Tea Time with Lauren Ashley Beck

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. 


Tea Time with Carmen Renee

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 Projecta 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 ACLUa 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 8: AUGUST 14, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT

In episode 8 of #MLTeaTime, we brought on Kiano Moju (@kianomoju), a former Tasty producer and founder of @jikonicreative to discuss Black representation in the food media industry and the gatekeeping of certain cuisines. 



EPISODE 9: AUGUST 21, 11:00AM - 11:30AM PT

In Episode 9 of #MLTeaTime we chatted with Shannae Ingleton (@torontoshay), cofounder of Boutique Influencer Agency @kensingtongrey and listened as she discussed the importance of black voices in all topics of conversation, not just Black-related issues.




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. 


Graphic Tea Time with @lyn.allure Sept 1st

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. 


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EPISODE 12: SEPTEMBER 30, 3:30PM - 4:00PM PT

In Episode 12 of #MLTeaTime we kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with Jessica Jade and discussed how her identity as an Afro-Latina carved a path for her launch of SunKiss Organics, specially formulated for people of color. 



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!) 


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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. 



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EPISODE 15: OCTOBER 27, 2:30PM - 3:00PM PT

On October 27th #MLTeaTime is sipping with Tyler Allen @tylerallenphoto who joins us to discuss her background in brand marketing and how brands can approach DEI both internally and in their relationships with influencers 


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