Who is someone you admire — and what is it that you admire about them? The ability to inspire and to make a difference is oftentimes a quality we find remarkable and admirable in others. For this weekend’s Carlos Watson Show binge, spend some time with individuals who are difference-makers in their community and beyond — and reflect on how their example might inspire you to bring positive change to your community.
What better place to consider your role as a difference-maker than by watching The Carlos Watson Show’s Juneteenth special. For this live conversation, Carlos spoke with activist DeRay Mckesson, comedians Reggie Watts and W. Kamau Bell, professor Jarvis Givens and a number of other influential figures about where we stand on the path to racial justice and what we can do to achieve better equity. Don’t miss the stirring conversation.
It’s possible that no one has shaped the music industry more than Tommy Mottola. If names like Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Mariah Carey ring a bell, you can thank Mottola. The music legend opens up about his astonishing career, his determination to bring diversity into management and his regrets as a father. Do you know which iconic music video he plays an integral role in? Watch now to find out.
Meet difference-maker and rising star of both the acting and modeling worlds: Leyna Bloom. The first transgender Black and Asian model to appear in Sports Illustrated, Bloom is blazing a new path and not letting anything stand in her way. The star of Pose and the recent film Port Authority joins Carlos to share insights into the rise of Black Filipinas — a pedigree she shares with Saweetie and H.E.R. — and how her parents helped her thrive through her transition.
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Fresh off leading her Arizona Wildcats to the NCAA Championship and a WNBA draft night that saw her as the third overall pick, Aari McDonald sits down with The Carlos Watson Show! Hear this 22-year-old phenom talk about the work ethic that drove her to become the star she is today, and why she’s fearless on the court but fearful of police violence on the streets. Plus, she shares her rom-com-worthy meet cute story!
Carlos goes deep and gets real with veteran war journalist, bestselling author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger. Learn from someone who’s been closer to death than most — Junger was fired on by the Taliban, his Humvee hit a roadside bomb and, just last year, he lost 90% of his blood from a ruptured aneurysm. Come for the (literal) war stories, stay for the profound meditations on love, fatherhood, the meaning of freedom and much more.