Relaunch 2018

Happy New Year! I hope that this year is prosperous and successful for you. It has literally been five years since tlamontspeaks has been up. Why did I stop? What has been going on? Why are we relaunching again?

Why did I stop?

I decided that in order for me to accomplish somethings for myself personally i.e. go back to school and other things I would have to let some things go. Anyone that really commits to blogging and hosting an online radio show  knows that it can be time consuming  and become almost an obsession.   With all of that I decided to put it on the back burner for awhile so that I could take care of other priorities.

What has been going on?

Well since I stopped I have obtained one degree and currently pursuing a masters (pray for me) Life has changed in a lot of ways that I couldn’t imagine. I am in a totally different career path. I am in a better financial state than I was before (that will be another post) What a difference five years makes.

Why are we’re launching again?

Every now and then I have been asked what happened to the podcast and the blog? And for the past few months I have been asking myself should I go back to it? And finally in October I decided that I would start it again but with a totally different format.

What has changed?

This time I have support. I am fiercely independent sometimes to a fault but I am developing a team to assist in supporting me in this endeavor. I am learning the lesson to allow people to help me in doing what I feel is a part of my purpose.I still am sticking to the simple mission of this blog to empower, educate, and mobilize. Please stay connected I have some great things planned for 2018. Again Happy New Year

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Men’s Voice( Men and Their Faith)

Join me on  Men’s Voice as I welcome Robert Woods Jr. and Dominique Evans as we discuss “Men and Their Faith”. This is sure to be an insightful show as discuss how their is involved in there daily lives.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:00 PM EST or call in at 714-583-6900

Learn More About My Guest:

Robert Woods

Robert Woods is the proud son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby C Woods.  He is married to Samantha Davis-Woods his partner in ministry.  Together they have one daughter Jayla Marie, and one son Robert James (RJ).

He grew up inBethelA.M.E.ChurchinMadison,NJ.  Under the pastoral ships of Reverends Saunders, Guyton, Haislip, Brown and Rushdan, he was able to participate in various ministries and choirs learning how to honor the Lord beyond the pew.

On December 12, 2011 the Lord did a new thing and counted him faithful, by putting him into the gospel ministry of Jesus Christ.  He has been afforded opportunities to exercise his gift of preaching and teaching under the leadership of Reverend Johnnie D Brooker, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church,Dover,NJ.

Minister Woods considers his calling to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ a great privilege and honor.  In a world filled with much hurt, hatred and heartaches he knows that our peace, joy and salvation can only come forth through a solid relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  Minister Woods greatly enjoys sharing out of God’s Word, because His Word becomes the breeding ground on which lives are changed and transformed for the better.  He is committed to spreading the good news to those who are looking for answers to life’s complexities, issues and struggles.

He has studied Hospitality Management at County College of Morris East Stroudsburg University and  works with Marriott International.  Also, he is currently pursuing theological education at Newark School of Theology.

Lastly his favorite bible verse is, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of power may be of God, and not of us.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7

Dominique is the leader of a ministry called Follow 4 Bible Study. He is a Christian man who loves to teach, write and learn. Dominique’s life has drastically changed in the last three years and lives to tell his testimony by sharing his faith. He is currently working on publishing his book of poetry.

Men’s Voice (Are Their Any Good Men Out There?)

I know I am not the only one that has heard it. “Their aren’t any good men out there” how many times is this the excuse for woman not being in relationships. But is this really true, are their any good men out there. Join me and my guest Chris Kazi Rolle as we discuss this issue.


Thursday 10:00 PM EST or call in and listen at 714-583-6900

Learn More About My Guest:

Chris Kazi Rolle


CHRIS KAZI ROLLE is an Entertainer, Educator and Entrepreneur, who believes that All Thing Are Possible. He travels globally inspiring audiences through performances, guided conversations and lectures year round. Nicknamed The Convo Starter, Kazi is the architect behind several innovative social ventures designed to create conversations for change, including The Hip Hop Project, APEX and Together Apart. Kazi has been featured on VH1, CNN, CBS, PBS, ABC’s Nightline and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kazi’s work and inspiring life story is the focus of the feature length documentary film, The Hip Hop Project, executive produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah. Kazi is a martial artist, gym rat, and a proud father. Originally from the Bahamas and after residing in Brooklyn for twenty years, this Bahamas born globetrotter now resides in NJ.



Men’s Voice (Why People Cheat and How They Get Away with It)

We always hear about it whether in the news, social media, or our private circles. Cheating, its something that is always talked about and discussed. How do people get there and what are the reasons behind it. Join me and my special guest J L Ford as we discuss his book “Why people cheat and how they get away with it”. This is sure to be an incredible show.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:00 PM EST or call in at 714-583-6900

Learn More About My Guest:

J L Ford

J. L. Ford was born in Orlando then raised in Webster, Florida. All before the age of 18, J. L. Ford was given away for adoption, raised in poverty, toiled in unbearable Florida fields to help put food on the table, subjected to bullying, joined a gang, faced death twice, failed high school twice, and even lost a child to abortion. Realizing his life could be more and mean more, he joined the army and was immediately sent to Germany before twice being deployed to Iraq. There, he faced loneliness while back home, he lost a beloved aunt, a dear Uncle, and a beautiful little brother. He has experienced the full spectrum of human emotion: pain, deceit, abandonment, loss, loneliness, insecurity, hopelessness, and the list does certainly go on. After the first heartbreak (as a result of cheating), J. L. Ford began avidly studying relationships, reading books and attending lectures on end regarding the subject. Rather than dwell on the negative, he saw an opportunity for self-reflection and growth. His experiences made him exceptionally adept at understanding how to help others make it through their own personal storms. To this day, you will never see him without a smile or lacking words to build, teach and encourage everyone he comes into contact with.

Taking this passion and turning it into a degree in Sociology and Woman’s Studies from the University of Central Florida, J. L. Ford penned his first book. In 2007, he wrote “I’m a DOG because… the truth about doggish men from their own words” with the purpose of examining the rationale behind how and why womanizers act the way they do. Unlike conventional coaches, J.L.Ford focuses on developing introspective, positive patterns of thinking prior to investing in a relationship with another, affording people the tools to place themselves in a position wherein bankruptcy is far from a possibility.

It’s not what J.L.Ford has been through that makes his story one of such inspiration, but what he has gained from it. He learned to love the biological mother that he has never known because she gave him a chance at life. Through death he learned the value of life. Through the missed chance at being a father, he learned to move from past regret to welcome the future. He turned failure and low expectations into the fuel needed to finish high school, become a decorated war veteran, and a college graduate.

Today, through blogs, podcasts, writing, and public speaking, J. L. Ford uses his experiences, wisdom, and understanding to guide others to better decisions, deeper thinking, and therefore more enriched lives.

“Smart is learning from our mistakes; wisdom is learning from those of others.” –J. L. Ford

Men’s Voice (The Hunted: Married Men)

What is the allure? What is so magnetizing about married men? Are there really women who go after them? We will discuss this issue and the circumstances around them. Join me and my special guest Tiya Cunningham-Sumter as we discuss “The Hunted: Married Men”
This is sure to be a great show!

Thursday, March 8, 2012 10:00 PM EST or call in (714) – 583-6900

If  you have questions you can send them via using hash tag  #mensvoice


Learn More About My Guest:

Tiya Cunningham-Sumter


Tiya Cunningham-Sumter, a Certified Life and Relationship
Coach, received her certification in 2006 from iPEC  Coaching Institute. Inspired by her natural curiosity for the human spirit, Sumter immediately founded Life Editing and has coached
countless individuals and couples on achieving their personal, professional and relationship goals. The Life Editing concept is about rewriting your life to reflect your dreams. Sumter, a wife and mother was also featured in
Ebony Magazine (2008 and 2010) and is a weekly contributor to the award-winning site  Tiya prides herself on coaching individuals and couples outside of their comfort zones.




Men’s Voice (Why Aren’t Black Men Getting Married? Pt 2)

Last week we started a discussion on “Why aren’t black men getting married?” We had a panel of great men who shared their perspective and insight on this issue. This week I will be joined by a panel of phenomenal women: Shivawn Mitchell, Hazel Cherry, and Londina Hyneman who will share their insights on the subject. This is sure to be a great show.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:00 PM EST

Feel free to send your questions using or using the hashtag #mensvoice

Learn More About My Guest:

Hazel Cherry

Minister Hazel Cherry, is a servant and soldier for Jesus Christ. She accepted Christ at the young age of seven and was called into ministry in 2006. She is a licensed minister of two years and is a senior at Patten University and will graduate in May 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in Pastoral Studies. She is a member of the Berkeley Mt. Zion Church under the leadership of Pastor Brian D. Hunter.She serves as the vice-president of California State Baptist Young People’s Convention. She has a heart for social justice issues such as poverty, abuse, age, and gender discrimination. She believes that an: attitude of servant hood, a strong prayer live, passion, education, and the Holy Spirit is what helps her to succeed. Hazel M. Cherry

Shivawn Mitchell

Shivawn Mitchell is a counselor, author, dream motivator, speaker and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Chesterfield county, VA. She attended Norfolk State University and graduated with a degree in Counseling and a minor in sociology. In December of 2010, Shivawn launched L.O.V.E. , an organization focused on empowering woman’s total life and developing change agents for the world. She established Signature Publishing & Media (a division of L.O.V.E. inc) and self published her first book “Rewrite Your Story” with additional titles on the way. She is also co-owner of The Beauty Boudoir. Shivawn;s sole desire is to empower women to live the life they dream of while also inspiring young ladies along the way to do the same.

Londina Hyneman

Londina was born raised in Oakland, California. She has a B.A. in Social Work and has over 20 years of ministry. She is also a speaker on marriage and how to be a successful single for God. She was a single parent for twelve years before getting married. Linda is the co-host of “Doctor of Love” show. Londina likes spending quality time with her family and reading.

Men’s Voice ( Why Aren’t Black Men Getting Married)

There is a high number of unmarried black men. What is the cause of this disparity and is there someone to blame for this. We have all heard the saying ” A good man is hard to find”. But is that saying true or have we made it harder for good men to be seen and get married. What is hindering men from getting married and what can be done to see this turn around in the African-American community. Join me and my special guest Taylor Hinton, Broderick Walton, Eddie Conner, and Eric Fondren as we discuss the issue “Why Aren’t Black Men Getting Married”

Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:00 PM EST

Feel free to send your questions to: or using hashtag #mensvoice

Learn More About My Guests:

Taylor Hinton

Style Blogger, contributor to‘s “Style Question Of The Week”, Character Tailor, Poet & Purveyor of stylish tweets on being a fashionable, conscious, elevated male. 16 years of fashion retail experience with luxury brands that include Movado & Cole Haan among others. The creator of The Gentleman’s Movement, a Facebook group that encourages men to act like gentlemen. Style Is internal, what good is a new suit if the man inside is rotten?

Broderick Walton

Broderick Walton Sr., the founder of Provisions Ministry Group & singles leader at vision church in Raleigh, NC has gained his wisdom directly from God & the life-changing events he’s experienced that led him into his purpose as a willing vessel for the kingdom.
He is a Speaker, relationship/love & marriage advocate, radio show host & upcoming author. Walton

Eddie Conner

Empowering people to overcome obstacles and walk in their unique purpose
is the real life message shared by Eddie Connor, who is a 14-year cancer survivor.
As an Author, Evangelist, Motivational Speaker, Poet, Teacher, and TV
Correspondent on CBS/CW 50, Eddie Connor shares his story of overcoming
cancer in his three books, Purposefully Prepared to Persevere, Collections of
Reflections: Symphonies of Strength – Volumes 1-3, and E.CON the ICON:
from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama (
Eddie Connor is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, having earned a
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, with a focus in History. He has also
earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Marygrove College, as a
Reading and Literacy Specialist

Eric Fondren

Eric Fondren is an entrepreneur and romantic relationship expert who is dedicated to learning and personal development. Eric began his professional career as a Software Developer for the prestigious financial investment firm, Deutsche Bank in New York City after receiving his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Morehouse College in 2007.

During his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Eric returned to school full time to earn a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. With a career change seeming eminent and with the support of, a non-profit organization, Eric left Deutsche Bank to pursue his own business ventures. provided the initial start-up capital to help Eric start his first company, a boutique online hair-extension retailer.

Since launching, Eric founded his current passion of, which advises people on how to have better romantic relationships and helps them transition from ‘Drunk Infatuation to Real Intimacy.’ Having witnessed the divorce of his own parents, after 30 years of marriage, Eric began researching why relationships break down, how to prevent them from breaking down and how to start and maintain healthy, lasting relationships.

Outside of working on his own ventures, Eric also collaborates with the founders of, a company dedicated to turning the ideas of minority entrepreneurs into profitable businesses. Eric brings his first-hand experience as a self-employed professional and provides guidance to these budding entrepreneurs.

Eric Fondren is 26 years of age and hails from San Antonio, TX. He currently resides in New York, NY. Eric is expected to graduate from Liberty University in May 2012.

Men’s Voice ( Is She The One?)

Have you ever had that feeling? You know that fuzzy feeling like you  met the person of your dreams,that this was “the one” the person you saw yourself spending the rest of your life with. Only to find out later that it wasn’t what you first thought it was and it left you questioning “Is she the one”. If you are single, in a  relationship, or thinking about getting engaged its important to make sure you are really ready when that time comes, so what you think is a dream doesn’t end up becoming a nightmare. Join me and my special guest Lakesha Womack  as we discuss her book “Is She The One”.  She will share tips and clues into finding out if you are really ready to pop the question. This is one episode of Men’s Voice you do not want to miss.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 10:00 PM EST

If you have any questins send them to or using hash tag #mensvoice

Learn More About My Guest:

LaKesha received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Nashville’s Vanderbilt University in 1999.  Since graduating, LaKesha has worked as a retail store manager, a licensed financial advisor with American Express and a newspaper journalist.  Currently, she is the Owner and Lead Consultant at Womack Consulting Group, a consulting firm that helps small business owners start and grow successful businesses.

LaKesha has published three books (Building a Brand without Spending a Bundle, Success Secrets for the Young &  Fabulous and Is She The ONE?), writes a lifestyle blog at, hosts an three online radio shows “Late Night with LaKesha”, “LaKesha’s Lunch with Friends” and “Success Secrets” and an online web show “Inside My Success” on

LaKesha is an AME Zion Episcopal officer serving on the 2010-2014 Connectional Steering Committee for the Young Adults in Christian Ministry.  On the committee, LaKesha is the South Central Regional Chairperson and oversees the Membership Committee.

Her favorite scripture is Luke 12:48 – “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

Men’s Voice (Mis-Education of The Negro: How Far Have We Come)

Carter G. Woodson was considered the father of the modern-day Black History movement. He envisioned a society that recognized and honored the contributions of African – Americans to society and the world. In his most famous work “The Mis-Education of The Negro” He desired to pinpoint the social and mental ills of the African – American race as well as provide solutions to help steer us in the right direction. As we are in the 21st century  we must ask ourselves the question how far have we come? Are we the people Woodson envisioned us to be or have we come to a halt.?Join me and my special guest Rev. C. Edward Rhodes as we discuss “The Mis-Education of The Negro: How Far Have We Come”

Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:00 PM EST  or

Learn More About My Guest:

Rev. C. Edward Rhodes

Compared by some to Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor C. Edward Rhodes, II, is the youngest pastor in Mt. Helm’s history. A native Mississippian, he is the son of famed civil rights attorney Carroll Rhodes, Sr., and the former Doris Williams. When he was about one year old, his mother dedicated him back to God, like Hannah did Samuel, and his life seemed to be marked for greatness ever since.


Affectionately called VJ by family and friends, Pastor Rhodes attended Hazlehurst City Schools. While in high school he exhibited great leadership by re-establishing the student government and composing its new constitution, and serving as the first student representative on the school board. It was also during this time that he embraced his public speaking gifts by delivering famous MLK speeches at his school and local churches.

After graduating with honors from Hazlehurst High School in 2000, the same year he received his call to Christian ministry, Pastor Rhodes began his higher education career at the University of Mississippi. Under the spiritual mentorship of Bishop Arnold Stanton, Pastor/founder of New Life Cathedral of Worship in Hazlehurst, Pastor Rhodes served in local Baptist and nondenominational churches and led campus ministries. Though beginning his studies in International Studies, he graduated in 2004 with a BA in Philosophy

In 2009 Pastor Rhodes graduated from the prestigious Divinity School at  Duke University with his Masters of Divinity (MDiv) as a Dean’s Scholar and Fund for Theological Education Ministry Fellow. There he served as Vice President of the Black Seminarians Union, an intern chaplain for both the seminary and a hospital, and was voted by his peers to preach the 2008 student orientation sermon. Having traveled nationally and to two Latin American countries, Pastor Rhodes is a much sought after preacher, consultant, and ministry strategist

Ordained in 2009 by Rev. Dr. Maurice Wallace, pastor of Cornerstone Church, Pastor Rhodes formation by various Christian influences – among them Baptist, Methodist, and Pentecostal – is evident in his ecumenical spirit and commitment tot he global Church’s renewal and relevance.


Pastor Rhodes current serves on the board of the Urban League of Greater Jackson, is a member of the National YALT Advisory Committee ( Children’s Defense Fund), and is the former President of the Farish ST/ Main St Project. Denominationally, he is a member of the YoungMinisters Division and the Education Committee of the GEneral Missionary Baptist State Convention. He has been recognized by the Mississippi State Legislature, the Jackson City council, several civic organizations , and local media for his bold, Spirit-led Church and emerging transformative leaders.

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