Chic Chat

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Cathleen Trigg Jones, ChicChat digs deep into the stories of women who made triumph out of their struggle and who continue to be the examples we need more of. No woman is the same. No story is the same.  But we can all learn, connect and grow with each other. So grab your wine and your tissues because you won’t want to miss this season of Chic Chat.

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Jamila T. Davis
Season 1 Episode 11

Dr. Jamila T. Davis is an author, educator, community activist and entrepreneur. A self-made multi-millionaire at the age of 25, Davis purchased, rehabbed and sold distressed properties in New Jersey. Her clients included celebrities, rappers and a number of NBA and NFL players. After serving to 12 ½ years in prison for mortgage and bank fraud, she developed a self-help curriculum designed to enable incarcerated women to heal, recognize their potential and recapture their dreams.

Collette Smith
Season 1 Episode 10

Collette V. Smith broke barriers when she became the first Black female coach in the NFL and now she's working to empower young African American women. She sits down with Cathleen Trigg-Jones to discuss surviving sexual abuse and how she found her purpose in helping others.

Linda Sasour
Season 1 Episode 9

Linda Sarsour is an award-winning racial justice and civil rights activist and a seasoned community organizer. She is the former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. Sarsour is also the author of “We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love & Resistance.”

Rah Ali
Season 1 Episode 8

Rashidah Ali known as Rah Ali is a socialite, entrepreneur, and former Love and Hip Hop Star. She sits down to speak about her journey of healing after the loss of her daughter.

Tamika D. Mallory
Season 1 Episode 7

Tamika D. Mallory is a groundbreaking, award winning social justice leader and movement strategist. Tamika is stitched into the fabric of the new revolution for civil rights. Tamika was one of the four co-chairs for the Women’s March on Washington, the largest single day protest in US history. She is also a Co-founder of the social justice organization Until Freedom.

Dr. Johnetta Mcswain
Season 1 Episode 6

Johnnetta McSwain, MSW is an accomplished author and speaker. She is the creator of the copyrighted 12-step Self- Awareness Model (SAM) that helps women break their negative life cycles. Author of Rising Above the Scars (2010), the true account of her triumphant life story. Viciously abused as a child, Johnnetta McSwain rose above every stereotype and beat all odds, narrowly escaping poverty, self-destruction, prison, drug abuse, and death.

Roxanne Shante
Season 1 Episode 5

Roxanne Shante is an American hip hop musician and rapper. Born and raised in the Queensbridge Projects of Queens, New York City, Shante first gained attention through the Roxanne Wars and was part of the Juice Crew. The 2018 film Roxanne Roxanne is a dramatization of Shante's life.

Shaman Durek
Season 1 Episode 4

Shaman Durek is a 3rd generation shaman who has devoted decades to study and practice in becoming a thought leader and spiritual enthusiast for people all over the world. Durek acts as mediator or “bridge” between the spiritual and physical planes, and applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness and healing into clients’ lives. His focus is educating people on how to make shamanism a life style choice for evolutionary adaptation. He is an author, activist and a women’s empowerment leader.

Yvonna Kopacz Wright
Season 1 Episode 3

Yvonna Kopacz Wright is an actress, known for Perfect Stranger (2007), Nash Bridges (1996) and Days of Our Lives (1996). Yvonna began her career as a model after entering a Seventeen magazine contest in which she won a 2-year contract with the Wilhelmina Agency in NYC. Yvonna is married with two daughters, one of whom was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer as an infant.

Sharie Reid
Season 1 Episode 2

Sharie Reid is a daughter of the first black family to own and race horses on Long Island. A prominent entrepreneur and manager of her family's estate, her husband’s credit card fraud ripped their family apart.

Karen King
Season 1 Episode 1

Supporting player and highly controversial member of the series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta who joined the cast in season five. She and her sons were accused of kidnapping in 2012 and would subsequently appear in an episode of America's Most Wanted. She was arrested again in 2016 for financial identity fraud, theft, and first-degree forgery. Her sons Scrapp DeLeon and SAS are both Love & Hip Hop personalities as well.