UBA Radio Interview 2018

Today’s Guest: Brandon Jones of the Jegna Institute

Our guest today is a mental health professional and the founder of the Jegna Institute, Brandon Jones. Our Patreon Supporters will Also Get 45+ More minutes where he answers the following questions:

  • What external forces influence the development of Black psyche?
  • How is post traumatic slavery disorder related to mental health issues in the Black community?
  • What is the connection between ones beliefs, emotions, thoughts, and actions and what does that connection mean for the Black Community?
  • We call historical and intergenerational trauma ‘generational curses’. How does intergenerational trauma work and how is it resolved?
  • …and much more!

Salute to Bro. Asad Malik and UBA Radio: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/podcast-the-pan-african-allian-63546/episodes/podcast-exploitation-appropria-25051896


Level Elite – Mindset (Chapter 1)

In this episode, we get into chapter 1 of the audiobook Level Elite. Chapter 1 is all about mindset. In order to make the revolutionary change that we desired our lives one of the first things we need to do is shift our mindset. I take a stab at how and why it’s important to shift our mindset. If you enjoy chapter 1 be sure to come back for chapter 2 and share that podcast with someone you care about.

Be sure to go to www.jegnainstitute.com to access the audio and other quality content.

~Be Safe
~Be Constructive
~Be Elite

Level Elite Introduction

Level Elite is an audiobook designed to help those that need help the most. This is a Self-development audiobook that is crafted for people who are seeking complete change in their life. S.E.L.F. is an acronym that stands for Survival Education for Legacy & Future.

This is a united independent effort helping people get their mindsets, habits, and genius together to succeed in the face of hopelessness and adversity. The goal of this book is for everyone to gain enough insight from the concepts presented to unlock their Genius and become Elite.

Be sure to go to www.jegnainstitute.com to access the audio and other quality content.

~Be Safe
~Be Constructive
~Be Elite

The Najya Williams Interview

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Najya Williams is an undergraduate at Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. She aims to pursue a career in Pediatric and Neonatal Medicine. A youth advocate and social activist, Najya has committed to participating in numerous poetry and spoken word driven events to shed light on issues present in her community that many consider taboo. She was recently recognized by The Harvard Foundation and The Black Men’s Forum for the work she has cultivated and continues to maintain within the Black community on Harvard’s campus. Najya looks ahead to continue making a difference in not only her community, but the nation as a whole, one word at a time.

Cotton, a short collection of poetry that addresses my experience as a young, Afro-Caribbean woman living in today’s society,

Get the book Here!

Instagram and Twitter: @NajyaTheAuthor


Life in it’s Rawest Form with Qiana Hicks

Qiana Hicks is a mother, a college graduate, a career professional, and an author. I was born in Gary, Indiana, and raised in a single-parent home, for the most part. Her parents were drug and alcohol addicts, and her father spent most of his youth in prison. I grew up living with an older brother and a younger sister. 

Ms.Hicks’ MISSION IS TO HELP OTHERS WHO ARE DEALING WITH SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES. Coming from a single parent, disadvantaged household, she can relate to others who live in those conditions. She can also relate to growing up in an impoverished environment, where resources are scarce. All the while, she dreamed of one day having a better life. She became a mother at an early age, and most people had already counted me out as never becoming a contributing member of society. If her past experiences and how she applied them to making a better life for her son and her can inspire and motivate others, she believe her book can help you on your mission for helping others.


Rebranding the Podcast: Introducing Jegna Podcast

On today’s episode, we say goodbye to Woke Podcast and Hello to Jegna Podcast. Yes, I am rebranding the podcast. The concept will be similar however the for is more on personal development and sharing story of people who attempt to cultivate a better world for those around them. Please be sure to tune in and share the podcast as we continue to grow. Much Love. Be Safe. Be Constructive. Be Elite!

A Jegna is a person who is still growing, still a learner, still with potential, and whose life continues to have within it promise for and connection to the future. A Jegna is a person who deserves respect and honor and whose work it is to synthesize wisdom from life long experience and formulate this into a legacy for future generations. The word”Jegna”is a translation from the ancient kingdom of Abyssinian. In the African culture, Jegna is a title of distinction. Translated into English it means: hero, warrior, soldier, courage, strength and protection of our culture, land and people, and elder.