Episode 182 features one of the largest supporters of Black-owned businesses in Oklahoma; Richard “Blue” Adjaye. Blue is a friend of the podcast and chats with Brandy regarding his upbringing, his brand called Black Umbrella, and the importance of supporting our own. Blue is from Oklahoma City but spent a few years of his childhood living in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Blue graduated from Douglass High School and relives his glory days as a star athlete on the show. He attended Langston University and the University of Central Oklahoma and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Today, Blue is a family man and successful entrepreneur. He co-founded an apparel brand called Black Umbrella with Andrew Lewis and Marc Flemon. Their motto is to develop, grow and support. Black Umbrella’s mission is to “impact the socio-economic culture by aiding in the curation of business integration for Black people.” The logo is a conversation piece and Blue explains that the concept is to “get our people under this umbrella and let’s create some dope stuff.” This is a dynamic episode and Blue’s outgoing personality shines through. You can always find Blue supporting artists, Black restaurants and other Black-owned businesses and brands from Oklahoma. It is only right that we support him as well because he is an incredible advocate for the culture. To check out the brand and purchase apparel; visit www.thablackumbrella.com
Facebook: Black Umbrella
Music Featured in This Episode:
0:00 Ain’t No Next Time- Steph Simon
57:23 Sorry Not Sorry- K.O.