Episode 13

Published on:

6th Apr 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 13 "Passionate Rebel" Warith Jumuah

Episode Description - 

This week’s episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk is a family affair. J Haleem sits down with Founder of Passionate Rebel, Warith Jumuah, his personal family member. In this episode, they discuss the fashion & apparel industry, HBCUs and how they shape the Black experience, and why he chose to focus on children. 

Show Notes: 

1:17 - J Haleem welcomes Warith Jumuah to the show 

2:07 - Warith speaks on his passions growing up/looking at television as a career opportunity 

5:17 - Growing up in Newark, NJ and what life was like in the city

7:08 - Transition from high school to attending an HBCU 

11:00 - HBCUs and the Black college experience 

13:13 - Warith speaks on focusing on the positive and not being influenced by the negative 

16:21 - “Between his words and her actions,” Warith speaks on his parents & their influence on his life 

19:24 - Warith speaks to the point of setting a bar for yourself 

21:18 - J Haleem speaks on school being the only thing you can set a clock to

24:31 - Start where you are 

25:00 - The dangers of instant gratification. Your failure creates your success story 

28:37 - Warith speaks on how he devoted himself to the power & responsibility of choosing a difficult path 

30:29 - Warith speaks on being in education & not getting his degree on time because he couldn’t pass the test to become a certified teacher 

32:30 - Warith speaks on launching his business “Passionate Rebel”

36:20 - Finally receiving his degree after being on pause from graduating in 2011 

38:37 - J Haleem speaks on your passion killing 

40:16 - Warith speaks on when he decided to focus on children 

48:02 - Roadblocks to launching Passionate Rebel 

53:02 - Warith speaks on creating a mascot 

55:50 - Going through multiple designs and early beginnings of an apparel business 

58:31 - J Haleem asks Warith his thoughts on the CEO of Zara’s statement, “America is where fashion goes to die.” 

1:06:37 - Fashion as an initiative 

1:13:50 - Warith speaks on what S.T.A.R.V.E. means to him 

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S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
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J Haleem Washington

J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.