The Melanin & Medicine Podcast spotlights the inspirational journeys of Black women who are boldly leading in the health justice movement. Listen to our  insightful conversations and lessons learned on how to recreate your life, career or business that is aligned with your purpose, mission & vision. We also discuss hot topics in the health equity arena as well as how to care for ourselves, while battling racism & sexism, so we can thrive and make massive impact in the communities we are called to serve. 



As we approach the next change of season, it’s time to start thinking about what we — as Black women healthcare professionals at the forefront of making changes in health equity — have done, have yet to do, what seeds we will be planting, and what we’re not feeling quite ready or able yet to […]

May 25, 2022

As a black healthcare professional, you have an opportunity to make a real difference in your community and the world. This is the perfect time to get funding to build your own healthcare organization that helps the underserved. You can take control of your future and contribute so much to the lives of others.  Be […]

May 11, 2022

Clarity around your Passion is important because you stay for the long-run. It isn’t something you’ll just let go of. That’s why this week we’re discussing taking your passion and turning it into a profit!  In this episode of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of finding your flow and using […]

May 4, 2022

Sometimes it’s difficult to shift and approach what we have to leave behind to get to our next level. It’s important that you are making sure that you’re advocating for where you’re supposed to be, whether that be in your current workplace or moving out of that workplace to another or your own healthcare entity […]

April 27, 2022

We find ourselves “doing” so often that we don’t take the time to reflect on how far we’ve come. That’s why this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about reflecting to stay motivated! As Black women, we often limit our dreams, our impact, our wealth & even our legacy by not owning our […]

April 20, 2022

Life has a way of presenting challenges from all angles, but it’s important not to allow those barriers to redefine the way you view your ability to change what you CAN change. Don’t settle into a rut – continue to look for a way out and find a solution. Your best life still exists. Trusting […]

April 13, 2022

As Black women in healthcare, it’s extremely important for us to be observant about where justice is, who is not at the table and what’s not being talked about. In this space, that can be very hard to do. And, it’s particularly important to remember that —  doing the type of work we do —  […]

April 6, 2022

Dr. Stella Safo is a Harvard trained board certified HIV primary care physician, and an expert in healthcare delivery modeling. An advocate in the highest sense –  who’s committed to gender and racial equity – she’s a founding member of Equity Now at Mount Sinai where she worked Vote Health and a co-founder of Coalition […]

March 30, 2022

Dr. Dedra Beckles is a family physician who pivoted out of the corporate medicine space after 16 years to create — together with her partner who is a licensed clinical psychologist — a spiritually integrated practice, designed to promote true healing for black communities. They are providing physical health services, behavioral health services, social services, […]

March 13, 2022

What allows racial segregation to happen? Why do communities with proximity to whiteness have higher density of health and increased quality of care? And, as physicians serving Black patients, are we doing the work of remaining familiar with the laws and red-lining in government that has created such silos. How do we break down the […]

March 2, 2022