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Listen to my new episode Artists and Writers at Work: Interview with S Torriano Berry at http://tobtr.com/s/4274841 #BlogTalkRadio

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Girlfriend Power! Vanessa Maddox, CEO @GirlfriendGroup Tonight 8:00PM EST Call 347-215-7908 http://bit.ly/P2RdtI

Girlfriend Power! Vanessa Maddox, CEO, The Girlfriend Group!

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After 20 years of working for Fortune 500 organizations, federal government agencies and federal contractors such as AOL, Nextel Corporation, Global Knowledge, Harris Corporation, QinetiQ North America the U.S. Senate and the Social Security Administration, Vanessa parlayed her 20 years of experience into her first entrepreneurial venture.

She founded V.R. Maddox Consulting. V.R. Maddox Consulting is a full-service consulting firm that partners with organizations to build and manage world-class employee development programs. In July 2010, V.R. Maddox Consulting proudly became a Certified Virginia SWaM business (Small, Women & Minority Owned).

To pay tribute to her sister Valerie who passed away suddenly in 2009, TheGirlfriendGroup was born on August 22, 2009. TheGirlfriendGroup is a professional/social networking website. Its mission: women helping women in all aspects of life. It is a diverse, highly dynamic group of women that aspire to Network.Share.Encourage.”

Vanessa’s personal philosophy is “collaborate and remain open-minded”. She enjoys working with smart, talented people who are willing to learn and contribute to the success of mission, values and goals of the organization. She believes in giving 110%.

Vanessa resides in Leesburg, VA with her husband Roger, their sons Connor and Jamison, and their dog Sal.

Listen to my new episode At the Edge: Dr. Randall Horton, Poet and Scholar at http://tobtr.com/s/3662809. #BlogTalkRadio

Dr. Randall Horton, Assistant Professor of English at University of New Haven, hails from Birmingham, AL, and is a former recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize. His first book The Definition of Place was a finalist for the Main Street Rag Book Award and was published in their Editor’s Select Series in 2006. Dr. Horton is the current poetry editor of Reverie: Midwest African American Literature and co-editor of Fingernails Across the Chalkboard Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDs from the Black Diaspora (Third World Press, 2007). He is also the editor of four children anthologies. He received his undergraduate education at both Howard Univ and Univ of DC (B.A. English). He has a MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from Chicago State Univ and a PhD in Creative Writing from SUNY Albany. He is a Cave Canem fellow and his poems, fiction and nonfiction appear in Motif: Writing by Ear, Mosaic, Black Renaissance, Crab Orchard Review and The Red Clay Review. He is currently working on critical essays that explore the impact of cultural memory and trauma-poetry and poetics. He is on a Poetry Panel at the CBC Conference-WEWCC, Sept 21.

As of today, my radio show At the Edge: An Afrofuturist Salon has over 6000 listeners!!! Thanks to all for your continued support!!!

As of today, my radio show At the Edge: An Afrofuturist Salon has over 6000 listeners!!! Thanks to all for your continued support!!! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-an-afrofuturist-salon

At the Edge: Dr. Randall Horton, Poet and Scholar 09/20 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Blog Talk Radio

At the Edge: Dr. Randall Horton, Poet and Scholar 09/20 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Blog Talk Radio.

Dr. Randall Horton, Assistant Professor of English at University of New Haven, hails from Birmingham, AL, and is a former recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize. His first book The Definition of Place was a finalist for the Main Street Rag Book Award and was published in their Editor’s Select Series in 2006. Dr. Horton is the current poetry editor of Reverie: Midwest African American Literature and co-editor of Fingernails Across the Chalkboard Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDs from the Black Diaspora (Third World Press, 2007). He is also the editor of four children anthologies.  He received his undergraduate education at both Howard University and  University of DC (B.A. English). He has a MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from Chicago State University and a PhD in Creative Writing from SUNY Albany. He is a Cave Canem fellow and his poems, fiction and nonfiction appear in Motif: Writing by Ear, Mosaic, Black Renaissance, Crab Orchard Review. He is currently working on critical essays that explore the impact of cultural memory and trauma-poetry and poetics. He is on a Poetry Panel at the CBC Conference-WEWCC, Sept 21.

Show Postponed due to technical screwup from Blogtalkradio! Girlfriend Power! Vanessa Maddox, CEO, The Girlfriend Group 08/31 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Blog Talk Radio

Girlfriend Power! Vanessa Maddox, CEO, The Girlfriend Group 08/31 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Blog Talk Radio.

This episode I interview Vanessa Maddox, CEO, of The Girlfriend Group, a networking organization geared towards empowerment of women both online and in the real world.  Vanessa has also created a spin-off collective called Get A Girlfriend Hired, using the networking power of The Girlfriend Group.  I have had the pleasure of knowing Vanessa for many years, starting with our college years at Clark College/Clark Atlanta University.  She is an Afrofuturist who is committed to female empowerment, social justice, and socioeconomic and political enfranchisement for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, social classes, physical abilities, and sexual orientation.  Our discussion will center on gender equity, opportunity, and empowerment through networking and technological advances.