This week on "The Shelly Bell Show," Shelly and her cohost, Takia Ross, welcomed media personality Touré.
Touré will be launching his new podcast, "Being Black, The 80s with Touré" in just a few weeks. Omi appeared as a guest where she discussed the challenges that Black women face in getting venture capital investors and what they need to do to be successful.
"The podcast I'm excited about is going to start coming out in July, where we talk about political issues among Black people from the 1980s through the lens of important songs from that era. In the episode [Omi Bell] was on, we talked about Black women's economic issues through the lens of Donna summer's, "She works hard for the money and Gwen Guthrie's "Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent," he tells Omi and Takia.
"We talked about those songs, and we spoke to Donna Summer's husband about the making of that song and the meaning of that song. We go deeper into Black women's economic issues. And which is how we met--- talking about how Black women can change the trajectory of themselves and their family's lives through ownership of homes and especially businesses," he continued.
During the interview, the media icon took the time to acknowledge the hard work of Black Girl Ventures and its founder and CEO, Shelly Omílàdé Bell.
"There are a lot of things that society can do for Black women, including raising the minimum wage and protection of making sure that men and women are making an equal amount, to say nothing of reparations," says Touré. "When we talk about what women can do to further, and there are millions of Black female business owners, but we need more and you owe me are one of the people who are helping to build more. So we're grateful for the work that you're doing."
"The Shelly Bell Show" airs Sundays at 12 pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View (Channel 126)