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Majora Carter

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Extra Content! 1 on 1 with Majora Carter, a Visionary Leader

The 10 Minute Leadership Podcast

Majora Carter’s TED Talk named “Greening the Ghetto” is a top TED Talk just shy of 3 million views! I had the privilege and honor to spend some time with Majora for this special content episode and have a better understanding how this amazing human thinks and operates in this world. This is a very special episode with an amazing guest. Don’t miss it! Happy listening.


3 May 2021

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Do great things – and take your flowers, by Majora Carter

Meditative Story

As the youngest of 10 kids, Majora Carter is used to being a little bit invisible, shyly watching the world around her as she draws with her crayons. But her first-grade teacher, Ms. Transport, sees that she has a special talent for art. She encourages Majora to share her gifts – and (the real challenge) to accept praise. Her rallying cry: "You deserve to take your flowers!" Years later, as a grown woman, Majora realizes she can return the favor.Read the transcript at https://meditativestory.com/Sign up for the weekly Meditative Story newsletter to get a timely episode reminder and a mini meditation in your inbox: http://eepurl.com/gyDGgDBecome a member of Meditative Story to support the show as we move away from a corporate advertising model. Your annual membership supports making the show available for free! More: http://meditativestory.com/membershipSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


8 Apr 2021

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Rewriting the Black American Dream to Building Better Communities at Home | Majora Carter

The Syndicate

Majora Carter (@MajoraCarter) is an American urban revitalization strategist and broadcast producer/host from the South Bronx in New York whose career has spanned environment, economy, social mobility, and real estate development. Majora’s work has won major awards including a MacArthur ‘genius’ Grant, a Peabody Award, the Rudy Bruner Award Silver Medal, nine honorary doctorates, and is... The post Rewriting the Black American Dream to Building Better Communities at Home | Majora Carter appeared first on The Syndicate.


14 Sep 2020

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Majora Carter and The Boogie Down Grind


In this episode, Steve Distante talks with Majora Carter, founder of The Boogie Down Grind, a special coffee shop that serves way more than just coffee.


22 Jun 2020

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190. Rewriting the Black American Dream to Building Better Communities at Home | Majora Carter

The Disruptors

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22 Jun 2020

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Empowering communities with Majora Carter

Arena Talks

Majora Carter is a visionary civic activist and entrepreneur from the South Bronx. She’s won recognition far and wide, including a MacArthur 'genius' Grant, a Peabody Award, and a Ted Talk with over 2.6 million views. In this episode, we talk about how to truly empower local communities to be self sufficient — and why the government and non-profits often get economic development wrong.


15 May 2020

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Episode 7: Boogie Down Grindin w/ Majora Carter

Live From the Bronx

KB & Jay are joined by real estate developer and owner of the Boogie Down Grind Cafe, Majora Carter!  Majora discusses her upbringing in the Boogie Down Bronx, Hip Hop's influence on the Bronx community, and her passion for community development. Join us on this journey as we discuss gentrification, real estate development, cultivating Bronx talent, and the start of Boogie Down Grind Cafe.  This episode will make you think, and possibly challenge some of your beliefs! 


8 May 2020

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The Boogie Down Grind - Majora Carter

The Coffee Boogie

On today’s episode - an interview with Majora Carter of The Boogie Down Grind café located in the Bronx NYC. Many of us dream of owning a coffee shop. Majora dreams of living in a neighborhood that is thriving economically, culturally and environmentally. Majora’s career boasts awards and accolades for the revitalization of her community but it’s so obvious she did it because it was the right thing to do and she saw value in her neighborhood and the people within it. Majora‘s latest project is a coffeehouse, The Boogie Down Grind Café. It pays homage to hip-hop culture which originated in the Bronx and is a gathering place for the community and it’s visitors. Please learn more about Majora Carter & Listen to her Ted talk called greening the ghetto. https://bit.ly/2WA2OXS You can invest in The Boogie Down Grind Café by visiting Main vest https://bit.ly/3cktNxa & be sure to follow @theboogiedowngrind on Instagram.


6 May 2020

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Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist: Home(town) Security

Akron Roundtable Podcast

Majora combines her corporate consulting practice focused on Talent-Retention, and her first-hand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America's most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx. Her focus harnesses the tremendous capital flows resulting from widespread re-urbanization among all ages, races, and income levels, to help entrench wealth building opportunities across demographics that are increasingly left out of this historic financial tide change, and produce long term fiscal benefits to all sectors of government as well as leading private real estate developments. Her ability to shepherd teams through sometimes difficult socio-economic conflict has garnered a very long list of awards and honorary PhDs, including a , , 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, Best for the World by B-Corp, Silicon Alley 100 by Business Insider, Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement by Fox News, and other honors from the National Building Museum, International Interior Design Association, Center for American Progress, as well as her which was one of six to launch their site in 2006.  has served on the boards of the USGBC, and she is quoted in the permanent collection of the "Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one."


8 Apr 2020

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15 - Majora Carter: “Not settling for what’s in front of you”

Persistence 360°

Imagine converting a vacant lot used as an illegal dumping ground into the first riverside park in the area in 60 years. Majora Carter joins me to discuss how she made it happen, how buying stocks in a local polluter led to real change, why she called out Al Gore, and how to stay motivated during long-term projects.

1hr 5mins

15 Jul 2019