Episode 21

Published on:

1st Jun 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 21 - Deitra Matthews

Episode Description - 

It’s a family affair. This week J Haleem sits down with a woman he considers a sister - Deitra Stover Matthews. In this episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, J Haleem & Deitra talk about the importance of education, collaboration, and community. 

Show Notes - 

00:40 - J Haleem welcomes Deitra Stover Matthews to the show 

1:41 - Deitra speaks on embracing the “honest answer” to the question of how are you doing? 

2:30 -  LIVING a legacy, verses TALKING about legacy 

3:50 - Deitra speaks on the beginning of the R.A.M. Foundation 

5:00 - “If the neighbors aren’t doing well, then neither are you.” Deitra explains the psychology behind this quote 

7:14 - J Haleem asks, “What is the role education plays in the future of our community?” 

8:45 - Deitra explains that education is an economic issue 

9:57 - To improve the quality of life for children, you have to improve the quality of life for the parents

10:21 - J Haleem asks when the light will be shed on miseducation 

18:19 - The goal of the R.A.M. Foundation is to provide services all-year round 

20:10 - Difference between economy & employment 

23:23 - J Haleem shares that economics is a lifestyle 

31:00 - J asks how do we effectively protect our children going forward? 

32:56 - Deitra speaks we have to redefine what protection looks like 

35:29 - J Haleem asks how do we prevent our children from experiencing some of the issues with our past? 

43:40 - Making a different decision as parents 

48:08 - Deitra speaks on elected officials preventing real American history from being told 

50:07 - Competition and jealousy are crippling the Black community 

53:57 - When people aren’t receptive to information 

55:35 - Why we have to rewrite our DNA 

58:40 - Everybody can’t go 

59:21 - Deitra speaks on what S.T.A.R.V.E. means to her? 

67:38 - What is a real win? 

68:33 - Deitra speaks on what collaboration means to her and the part it plays in our future

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About the Podcast

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
This podcast shares tips, thoughts, and ideas on how to build and successful platform by overcoming challenges and going from Surviving to thriving. Featured guests have overcome struggles and built a career or business by Standing Tall A Reclaiming 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.