Episode 19

Published on:

18th May 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 19 De'Etra Pickett - Pt. 1

Episode Description: 

This week’s guest on S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk is De’Etra Pickett with Community & Connections Chat Podcast. In this episode, she talks about not succumbing to inner-city life growing up in Newark, NJ, why she honors & respects the Black man, and her journey to entrepreneurship. It was so nice, we had to do it twice! Stay tuned for part two. 

Show Notes: 

3:34 - J Haleem Welcomes De’Etra to the Show

5:00 - De’Etra shares her experience growing up as a fan in the WuTang era

8:16 - Growing up in Newark, NJ and not falling victim to the inner-city life, but choosing 

          a path that led to college

10:36 - Talking to her children and sharing her experiences in school 

14:39 - Graduating from college (political science & criminal justice)

16:57 - Finding a job after college & wanting to be an FBI agent, but pursuing social 


20:43 - De’Etra shares the process to becoming a foster parent

25:09 - De’Etra advises that interested foster parents check with their state requirements

26:04 - At what point did she decide to become an entrepreneur 

32:54 - De’Etra speaks on the inspiration for her podcast coming from a Black man

37:17 - J Haleem speaks on the need of us breaking the stereotype about Black men not wanting to help Black women

38:53 - Behind every good man is a good woman

40:00 - It’s okay to have a feminine side

45:19 - The dangers of micromanagement 

47:54 - Why is having a job important? 

50:34 - The importance of on-the-job training

52:06 - Have something to fall back on 

55:25 - Starting a courier service as a side hustle 

56:29 - De’Etra shares one of her favorite testimonial 

59:48 - Sacrifices of business 


Connect with De’Etra: 

IG: @sheba_baby_diamondee

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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.