The Chocolate Pages Show
The Chocolate Pages Show
Chocolate Pages
Host Pam Perry interviews Christian authors from around the nation discuss their books and talk about what inspires them. Don’t miss the show that’s giving you a “beyond the pages” view of today’s leading Christian authors in the Blogsophere…The Chocolate Pages Show! Join our network at too! Be inspired!
Bishop Vashti McKenzie: Selah 18 Leadership Encounters for Women
Bishop McKenzie is the ultimate trailblazer for women. Her appointment to the highest episcopal office inspires confidence in equality for all women in ministry. The appointment and impact of Bishop McKenzie has transformed the mindset of people as it relates to women serving in high leadership church positions. She was named in 2015 by Huffington Post as one of the 50 most powerful women religious leaders in the world. She soars as the National Chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A Best-Selling Author, Bishop McKenzie has authored six books: Not Without a Struggle, Strength in the Struggle: Leadership Development for Women, A Journey to the Well, Swapping Housewives, The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God and Those Sisters Can Preach! Passion and delight fills the voice of Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie during our interview. She rolls out the golden scroll that reveals the plans, purpose, and expectations of this highly anticipated SELAH 18 Leadership Encounter. This distinguished woman of God, with a reputation for brilliance and international influence, exhibits anticipation about this event. Everyone has reason to be exuberant as well. Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is the visionary behind the Selah 18 Encounters. Selah is an ancient Hebrew word meaning “stop here before moving forward.”    To REGISTER:
Nov 14, 2018
39 min
Dr. Siohvaughn Funches: You Gotta Let God Finish!
A former NBA wife, who once sported high heels and money as the source of her power and self-esteem, offers readers a beautiful garment of praise to God who faithfully raised her from the ashes of a failed life in center court. Dr. Siohvaughn L. Funches is a renowned public speaker, author and a loving mother who is committed to sharing the life-transforming truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Spearheading A Wow Woman Publishing, she has authored and released two books, The True Story for God’s Glory: The Life of Siohvaughn L. Funches-Wade and You Gotta Let God Finish! Funches founded and heads A Woman's Worth Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization helping women and children survivors of domestic violence heal and be restored. Dr. Funches has earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Master’s level certification in Professional Counseling, a Doctorate in Theology and a Juris Doctorate degree in law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Currently, Dr. Funches owns her own alternative dispute resolution firm, The Mediation Matters Firm, LLC, where she provides clients alternative dispute resolution services. She has been featured in many popular radio, TV and print media outlets. A portion of the proceeds from every book will go to A Woman’s Worth Foundation to help women and children survivors of domestic violence. For more information, resources and ways to donate  visit
Oct 18, 2018
30 min
Shirley George Frazier: From Transition to Reinvention to Dream Home-Based Biz
Ending one chapter in your life, whether due to spousal death, job loss, or other adjustment, and making a transition into a new lifestyle can seem scary. However, the change can be fulfilling! This show with author SHIRLEY GEORGE FRAZIER, will inspire ou how to give yourself permission to transform and reinvent your beautiful life. Hear how Shirley George Frazier left 13 jobs in 13 years and finally turned her "hobby" into a profitable business. Her book, Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business, is a comprehensive guide that provides the tools for every aspect to successfully marketing your home-based business. Learn all about direct mail tactics, garnering attention through print and broadcast media, and using everything the Internet has to offer, from ebooks to web videos and seminars.
Mar 16, 2016
33 min
D'Andrea Bolden: Cultivating & Developing Prophetically Gifted Children
God desires to awaken and begin to deal with prophetically gifted children early on in life. These supernaturally endowed children are filled with gifts that must be properly recognized and nurtured. Many of these unique children have the tendency to be mislabeled, mishandled or completely overlooked. This is sad because the course of an individual's adult life is greatly influenced during their childhood. The foundation of the Word of God along with the combination of practicality and the understanding of child development can all play a role during a child's formative years. It is important that there are faith-based books and materials that encourage spiritual growth and development not only in adults but in children. Children are one of our greatest blessings from God. We want to raise a generation of Kingdom Ambassadors that have an understanding of who they are in God along with their assignment in the earth. It is time for our children to be Spirit filled world changers that can fulfill THEIR prophetic destiny. D'Andrea Bolden (Dee) is a minister with a strong anointing and grace for teaching the word of God with an emphasis on deliverance, healing, and restoration. She is the founder of Walking In Authority Ministries (WIAM), which serves the purpose of shifting believers to a place of Kingdom authority. As an entrepreneur and marketplace minister she focuses on media and business/ministry establishment and upgrade by conducting workshops and seminars across the country. She is also a TV & radio show host with a heart to reach people all over the globe with Christ centered media.  See more
Feb 3, 2016
31 min
She That Findeth: A Novel  by Kim Brooks, Black Expressions BestSelling Author
Award-winning author, Kim Brooks, is a Michigan State grad and licensed minister who, when not writing, enjoys speaking, praying for others, playing in makeup, ballroom dancing to contemporary gospel and her latest hobby - juicing. Dubbed, "Christian Fiction's rising star" by a New York Times Bestselling Author, Kim's initially self-published debut novel, He's Fine...But is He Saved? became a Black Expressions Bestseller once re-released by Harlequin. Kim continues to self-publish non-fiction titles as well as have her novels published internationally.   Her next highly anticipated Christian fiction novel, She That Findeth, will be released by Simon & Schuster May, 2014 Subscribe to her free daily devotional for single women at
May 26, 2014
35 min
The Activist Entrepreneur by Walt Douglas and Anthony Neely
The Activist Entrepreneur Recalls Detroit’s Return from the Brink Award-Winning Auto Dealer Sees Parallels Between Bankruptcy Challenge and Post-1967   Before Walt Douglas built Avis Ford into one of America’s top 25 Ford dealership, he built bridges between business and the community as president of New Detroit.    His new book, The Activist Entrepreneur Douglas’ is coauthored by veteran Detroit writer Anthony Neely.
Aug 5, 2013
33 min
Paul D. Jones, as seen in Black Enterprise, talks Success
Paul D. Jones, an award-winning author, says that in order to attain success, the plan must be scheduled, written and then executed.  “The idea in your mind makes you rich, not the money in your pocket is the main focus behind my books," said Jones. Check out his video: Paul D. Jones, an award-winning author and a motivational speaker, travels the world teaching young entrepreneurs how to achieve success by inspiring them to act on their goals, believe in themselves and also schedule their lives so that they can move forward.  Some of the tenets that he speaks on include scheduling one’s life  step-by-step to achieve success; his core values PSBRITE: Passion, Success, Belief, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence; and also the firm belief that money doesn’t make one rich, it’s the idea in the mind and the ability to focus on that idea that eventually makes one rich.   Paul D. Jones’ two books,  ”Schedule for Success” and Who Told You  . . .You Were Broke:”  have changed the lives of several young people.   He has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine and many media outlets worldwide. Sign up to shine too:
Jan 14, 2013
35 min
Brand New Mommy: Karen Taylor Bass
As a PR expert, Karen Taylor Bass has set the standard in for branding & conveying an image to the public.  Having a baby at 40 changed Taylor Bass’ life. While on bed rest for 2 months she not only penned her first  book, she started a brand new mom movement. The former high-powered entertainment publicist with clients such as Jill Scott & Sony Entertainment, decided it was the best time to walk away & reinvent as the “brand” new mommy by launching her blog, “The Brand New Mommy.”    Her new book,“The Brand New Mommy: From Babies to Branding to Bliss (Learn How to Renew Your Life)” on Amazon.   The book features a foreword written by Scott (her friend & fellow mom), along with authentic “brand” new mom stories from actress Paula Patton,  Yolanda Adams & others!
Nov 21, 2012
32 min
Women Ask Why Am I Still Single? Hear Dr. Ty & Pastor Ira
Over the past few years, several major media outlets have featured news stories about the crisis in Black marriage.  One of the most staggering statistics those stories revealed is that a whopping 42% of Black women have never been married. So why are Black women having such a difficult time finding a mate and why does this problem seem to be as bad or worse among women in the church? For unmarried Christian woman, much of the problem is what they have been taught in the church,” says Pastor Ira Acree the author of In Pursuit of Mr. Right.  Acree has counseled hundreds of couples and singles over the years. Acree adds that much of the Bible has been mis-interpreted when it comes to whether women should even engage in the act of pursuing a man.  He also says women must uphold certain rules of engagement during their search for “Mr. Right.” Ty Adams, CEO and Founder of Heaven Enterprises and Girls Gone, is a sex and relationship expert, best-selling author and life coach. She is the voice of counsel to thousands around the world. Ty is highly recognized as the creative pen behind the best-seller, Single Saved and Having Sex. Dr. Ty’s bold, ram’s horn approach to life, sex & relationships makes her one of the most sought after speakers in the country, distinguishing her as a leading advisor and “SEXpert” in America. Hear Both Authors give you the TRUTH! Get more info on both and
Oct 19, 2012
36 min
Original cast member, Lonette McKee set to SPARKLE too
Sparkle starring the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, hits theaters on Aug. 17 and fans of the cult film classic can see at least one of the original film's stars in concert. Our guest today,  Lonette McKee, was born in Motown. She will perform in concert with vocalist & bass player Michael Henders on on 11/2 at New York City's Aaron Davis Hall. McKee's career began in music in Detroit as a child prodigy, where she started writing music/lyrics, singing, playing keyboards & performing at 7. At 14, she recorded her 1st record, which became an instant regional pop/R&B hit. McKee wrote the title song for the film Quadroon when she was 15. Her career has included leading roles on stage, screen & TV. McKee made a highly praised film debut as the drug-addicted lead singer of a Supremes-like pop group in "Sparkle" (1976) and even has won a Tony nomination on Broadway. McKee has since appeared in some 40 TV & film projects, including a number of Spike Lee movies, such as Jungle Fever, Malcolm X and She Hate Me. She currently teaches at the City College of New York, has a lot of upcoming music, film and TV projects, including an urban tragedy, Dream Street, which will serve as her directorial debut. She was "Sister"  in the original Sparkle and is still shining. Hear her talk about her career & "Sparkle, a Night to Remember."
Aug 13, 2012
40 min
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