This was the first of what would only be 4 episodes of Inside the SGJC Studio. Amanda Seales was our first guest* and was initially invited to share with our students about her career and in particular her great web series Things I Learned This Week.

*Taped February 18, 2014


  1. I think the interview was sincere and inspiring and as usual Mz Seales is very good role model for Black women of all ages. I disagree with the previous commenter except for the blond hair thing (she broke on me about it) Amanda Seales is not trying to cross over she is making her lane and if you wanna get over into her lane you have to put your left or right signal to get in her lane. AManda seales who has done her own(her doe!), a one woman play (her doe!), and wutang jazz rendition (her doe!) thats building in my book. Its about nationbuilding for people of Black/African descent. What do you own, what do you control and what are leaving behind for your childred or the next generation. Mz Seales has built three entities/brands/shows/ideas/ with more investment$ (from our so called black enteratiners/her peers but where are they?) could but despite of will be a powerhouse. Bigup Jared (smh didnt know rakim lyrics) and Amanda “do it all” Seales keep up the greatness be Black & Bold (&beautiful)

  2. Michael Bakeley

    It’s quite obvious Ms. Seales is a walking contradiction based upon all of her remarks and the distorted and unnatural exterior looks(i.e., Blonde hair). For example, Ms. Seales attempts to convince the audience that “she’s down with the Black people “, all the while she admits trying to “crossover”(i.e., over assimilate) to White America entertainment industry. This type of disjointed thinking can be very easily found in entirely too many so-called Blacks in the entertainment industry, professional sports, and higher education unfortunately. What was quite obvious from Ms. Seales response when Dr. Ball identified her as a “Black woman” and immediately she proclaimed that “she was a Grenadian” as if she was something “different”. What I found amazing was Ms. Seales inability to mention racism and how it’s inculcated within the entire entertainment industry. Last, I have always been astounded by so-called Blacks who always pontificate how they love the Black community. Yet, most of them have never attended or graduated from an HBCU. By way, Grenada is still a British colony(unofficially that is) based upon the manner in which it educational, political, and financial system operates. I describe Ms. Seales behavior as loving Black people from afar and only when its fiscally beneficial.

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