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Exposing Our Roots

A Real Dialogue Between African & African American Community

4-Part Series beginning Every Thursday:



Join Life Chats in partnership with the Grand Rapids African-American Museum & Motherland House Concerts in a much anticipated conversation about us!

Each discussion will include meet & greets, entertainment, festive food, panel discussions from prominent figures within the community, Q&A sessions with topics laced with history, art and creativity to satisfy our curiosity and explore the very core of who we are!

March 19

Our Culture

(music, food, ideals, art, traditions...)

March 26

Our Beliefs

(mind, body, soul, spirituality...)

April 2

Our Love

(marriage, singleness, family, relationships, community...)

April 9

Our Future

(education, justice, politics, economics, business, finance...)


$30 per session

$100 4-week series (20% discount)

$50 VIP (Includes Life Chats t-shirt and autographed photo of Life Chats crew)

Sponsorship Packages

Bronze     $100-$249

Silver        $250-499

Gold         $500-799

Platinum  $800+

No refunds. Sponsorship and Purchasing information below.

Meet the Panelists

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Myra Maimo

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National Recording Artist

Motherland House Concerts

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Rebecca Spann

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Licensed Professional Counselor

About You Counseling

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Valerie James

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Personal Trainer

VSJ Fitness

Meet the Panelists

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Michael Booker

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Fridah Kanini

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Designer & Founder

Glimpse of Africa

Flora's Elegance Events Decor


Jewellynne Richardson

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Theresa Mosely

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Owner, Stylist & Instructor Mosley School of Cosmetology

Meet the Panelists

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Dr. Andre Fields

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Counselor & Associate Professor

Grand Rapids Community College

Institute of African American Psychology


Pastor Curtis Thompson

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Connections & Care

Kentwood Community Church

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Dr. Gaynel Nave, ND

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Naturopathic Doctor

Hormonal Balance LLC

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Doretha Copeland

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Caterer & Wedding Planner

Catering & Wedding Services

Meet the Panelists

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Jamiel Robinson

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Andre & Julia Williams

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KCC Marriage Ministry

Kentwood Community Chur

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Israel Siku

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Pastor JR Pittman

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Meet the Panelists

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Neicey Stewart

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Owner//Esthetician/Makeup Artist

Studio 824 Beauty Lounge

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Dr. Aghuinyue Umenei

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Dr. Sandra Upton

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VP of Educational Initiatives

Cultural Intelligence Center

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Rev Achowah Umenei 

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Journalist & Author

Fragments of Ngie Culture

Meet the Panelists

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Pastor Leon & Virginie Tshiasuma

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Welsley G. Morgan

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Relationship Therapist

Renewed Counseling Services

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Cynthia Whitfield

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International Art Buyer & Collector

Visions By Cynthia


Pastor Aeysha Young

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Singles Ministry Leader

Kentwood Community Church

Meet the Life Chats Crew & More Panelists 


Meochia Thompson

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Radio & TV Host, CEO & Publisher

Life Chats/Blessed Pen Ink

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Pastor Michelle Jackson

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Radio Co-Host, CEO & Instructor

Church Builders Bible Training Center

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Pastor Brian Flippin

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Radio Co-Host, CEO, Corporate Trainer

Leadership Advancement Network

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Ronald Jimmerson

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Executive Director/Co-Founder

Seeds of Promise

Meet Our Sponsors:

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