Saturday Mornings With Joy Keys


Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys is an interactive, live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on providing people with tools to enrich and advance their lives mentally, physically, monetarily and emotionally. Callers are encouraged to call (646) 929-0368 to listen or ask questions.The show is live on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.She is a mother, trainer, speaker, mentor, actress, writer, producer and director. Ms. Keys holds a Bachelors in Social Work. She is a Leeway Art and Change grantee. She is passionate about making a difference in her local and global communities.***Follow on Become a fan on FACEBOOK. Follow on Instagram: saturdayswithjoykeys. Email me at saturdayswithjoykeys (at) hotmail (dot) com


  • Joy Keys chats with Author  Caine Prize winner Tope Folarin

    Joy Keys chats with Author & Caine Prize winner Tope Folarin

    20/06/2020 Duración: 33min

    Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also recently named to the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 40. He serves as Vice President of Content and Storytelling at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Policy Studies. He was educated at Morehouse College and the University of Oxford, where he earned two Masters degrees as a Rhovdes Scholar. His debut novel, A Particular Kind of Black Man, was published by Simon & Schuster

  • 2020 Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    2020 Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    20/06/2020 Duración: 32min

    Tourette Syndrome is one type of Tic Disorder. Tics are involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. They are the primary symptoms of a group of childhood-onset neurological conditions known collectively as Tic Disorders and individually as Tourette Syndrome (TS), Persistent (Chronic) Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder, and Provisional Tic Disorder. Special Guest--Emily Ricketts Ph.D. is a Clinical Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  Her research centers on the relationship between sleep and circadian disturbance, symptom severity, and underlying neurocognitive mechanisms in Tourette’s Disorder and obsessive-compulsive-spectrum (e.g., hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder) disorders. She has received funding from the NIMH, and Tourette Association of America to evaluate circadian rhythms and the effects of short-wavelength wearable light therapy in youth and adults with To

  • Joy Keys chats with Actor Curtiss Cook from Showtime’s The Chi

    Joy Keys chats with Actor Curtiss Cook from Showtime’s The Chi

    17/06/2020 Duración: 31min

    SPECIAL GUEST: Actor Curtis Cook Curtiss became the first American to receive a full-ride scholarship to London's prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.   He has performed on Broadway in productions of "The Lion King" and "Miss Saigon."  Curtiss was recently on NBC's sci-fi hit series "Manifest," and FX's highly-acclaimed "Mayans M.C." In addition he has worked on ARBITRAGE, THE INTERPRETER AND SHUTTER ISLAND, along with roles in series such as Netflix's "House of Cards," "Luke Cage" and "Narcos."

  • Joy Keys chats with Author Antoine Bandele

    Joy Keys chats with Author Antoine Bandele

    13/06/2020 Duración: 33min

    SPECIAL GUEST: Antoine Bandele HE IS AN AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR IN DARK FANTASY, SWORD & SORCERY, AND AFRICAN LITERATURE. Books:  An Esowan Story ***The Kishi The Sky Pirate Chronicles **By Sea and Sky He lives in Los Angeles, CA where he produces work on YouTube for his own channel and others, such as JustKiddingFilms, Fanalysis, and more. http:/    

  • Joy Keys chats with Malian Singer, Musician and Activist Fatoumata Diawara

    Joy Keys chats with Malian Singer, Musician and Activist Fatoumata Diawara

    07/06/2020 Duración: 46min

    FATOUMATA DIAWARA: Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Fatoumata Diawara takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights on her new album FENFO. Her spectacular 2011 debut album FATOU made the Malian singer and guitarist the most talked about new African artist on the planet.  FENFO (which translates as “something to Say”’) dramatically fulfils that promise on a set of vivid and original new compositions that draw on the rich experiences she has enjoyed since. Those she has worked with include some of the biggest names in contemporary music. She recorded with Bobby Womack and Herbie Hancock; played Glastonbury and other major festivals; and toured with the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. She assembled a West African super-group featuring Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangaré and Toumani Diabaté to record a song calling for peace in her troubled homeland; and climbed aboard Damon Albarn’s star-studded Africa Express, which culminated in her sharing a stage with Sir Paul McCa

  • Joy Keys chats with Trumpeter Keyon Harrold about The Mugician

    Joy Keys chats with Trumpeter Keyon Harrold about The Mugician

    30/05/2020 Duración: 35min

    Keyon Harrold was born and raised in Ferguson, MO, the St. Louis suburb that tore into America’s national consciousness in 2014 with the police shooting of Michael Brown and the bitter protests and riots that followed.  While Ferguson looms large in Harrold’s album The Mugician, it examines our troubled times through a far wider lens than any one tragedy. Sweeping and cinematic, the music draws on elements of jazz, classicval, rock, blues, and hip hop to create something uniquely modern, unmistakably American.  Guests in the album include: Pharoahe Monch, Gary Clark, Jr., Big K.R.I.T., Guy Torry, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Robert Glasper add to the record’s eclectic nature, but it ultimately triumphs as a unified, cohesive whole both because of Harrold’s virtuosic skill as a trumpeter and songwriter and because of his relentlessly optimistic belief in brighter days to come.

  • Joy Keys chats with Author Tembi Locke about From Scratch

    Joy Keys chats with Author Tembi Locke about From Scratch

    30/05/2020 Duración: 31min

    An accomplished actor with over sixty television and film appearances, including the recent hit Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever, Ms. Locke is also a producer, screenwriter and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and Reese’s Book Club’s pick (May 2019): FROM SCRATCH: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home.  The book chronicles three summers Locke and her young daughter spent on the island of Sicily after her husband's death. It has been called "incandescent" and "a profound story of love lost and then found." Currently, she is co-developing and co-writing the Netflix limited series based on her book with her sister, award-winning novelist and TV producer Attica Locke. Zoe Saldana will star and serve as executive producer, along with Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. “  

  • Joy Keys chats with Author Shana L. Redmond about her book Everything Man

    Joy Keys chats with Author Shana L. Redmond about her book Everything Man

    23/05/2020 Duración: 34min

    Shana L. Redmond is a native of Racine, Wisconsin and the daughter of working-class parents, whose experiences of service work and incarceration profoundly impacted her political and racial identity. It is from these experiences and knowledges that she approaches her scholarship and activist work, which are both concerned with laying bare and challenging the material conditions that encode and enforce difference and inequality. Labor, carceral regimes, and racial justice are some of her activist and scholarly interests. As a scholar, Redmond pulls from multiple subjects, strategies, and approaches in her work and situates her scholarship in and between fields including Black Studies, Performance Studies, History, Critical Ethnic Studies, Sound Studies, English and Literature, Cultural Studies, and (Ethno)Musicology. Her new book is an experimental cartography of the global polymath Paul Robeson and his repetition as vibration, hologram, and the built environment during and after his lifetime. Titled Everythin

  • 2020 Mental Health Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    2020 Mental Health Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    23/05/2020 Duración: 31min

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month Dr. Krystal Lewis from the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a researcher at NIMH. She conducts research on anxiety treatment and prevention in children and adolescence. Special Guest: Black Men Heal organization.- Tasnim Sulaiman is the owner of Taz Talk Therapy, a private practice specialized in relationships, couples and sex therapy. Tasnim, (warmly known as Taz), is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor located in Philadelphia, PA.  She is also the Founder/Executive Director ofBlack Men Heal a nonprofit whose mission is to provide mental health treatment, psychoeducation, and community resources to men of color. Black Men Heal is one of the first organizations that offers free quality psychotherapy sessions to men of color by clinicians of color. Special Guest: Black Therapy Love. Within the African American co

  • Joy Keys chats with Actor Jean Elie from HBO’s Insecure show

    Joy Keys chats with Actor Jean Elie from HBO’s Insecure show

    20/05/2020 Duración: 38min

    Jéan Elie is a Haitian American actor/writer, known for playing Ahmal Dee on HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series Insecure. Elie rose to recognition as an actor for playing Yves Durand in the 2017 limited drama series American Crime, before attaining his most prominent role as Issa Rae’s brother, Ahmal Dee on Insecure. Elie is also an up and coming writer, after being inducted into Season 2 Magic For Humans (Netflix) writers room and for writing Send Help, currently in development at Participant Media's SoulPancake.  Other credits include BET holiday drama film Throwback Holiday, horror film The Final Wish, digital series Giants, Rider, and Black Girl in Big Dresses, voiceover on animated series Alvin and the Chipmunks, and short drama films Thin Walls, Detour, and A Gentleman Always.    

  • Joy Keys chats with Author Emily Bernard about Black is the Body

    Joy Keys chats with Author Emily Bernard about Black is the Body

    16/05/2020 Duración: 40min

    Emily Bernard holds a B. A. and Ph. D. in American Studies from Yale University. Her work has appeared in The American Scholar, The Boston Globe Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Green Mountains Review, Oxtford American, Ploughshares, TheNew Republic, and Her essays have been reprinted in Best American Essays, Best African American Essays, and Best of Creative Nonfiction. Her first book, Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has received fellowships and grants from Yale University, Harvard University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center, and The MacDowell Colony. A contributing editor at The American Scholar, Emily is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont.

  • Joy Keys chats with Singer Ayo about her album Royal

    Joy Keys chats with Singer Ayo about her album Royal

    09/05/2020 Duración: 30min

    Ayo (born as Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin in Frechen near Cologne, Germany) is a Nigerian-German singer-songwriter. She recorded her first album Joyful in January 2006 in the New York Sony studio. Her debut album Joyful reached Double-Platinum status in France, Platinum in Germany and Poland, Gold status in Switzerland and Italy and Greece. The album was released in the United States on 20 November 2007 by Interscope Records. On her American tour she performed with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. In January 2008 she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, and on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, performing her song Down on My Knees.  On 10 March 2008 Ayo started recording on her second album Gravity At Last . She co-produced the album with Jay Newland. The album reached number 1 on the French album charts in October 2008. The French production company MK2 produced 2009 the film Ayo, a 90 minute documentary about the singer and her life. The film was directed by Raphaël Duroy. Ayo's third albu

  • Joy Keys chats with Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson

    Joy Keys chats with Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson

    09/05/2020 Duración: 31min

    Trapeta B. Mayson is the city of Philadelphia’s current Poet Laureate. She reads her poetry widely and works extensively facilitating poetry and creative writing workshops. Her work sheds light on and honors the immigrant experience as well as amplifies the stories of everyday people.    She is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in Literature, Leeway Transformation Award, Leeway Art and Change Grant and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grants. Her work was also nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She is a Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow and a 2019 Aspen Words Emerging Writer’s Fellow with the  Aspen Institute. She is the author of She Was Once Herself and Mocha Melodies.  Trapeta also released two music and poetry projects, SCAT and This Is How We Get Through, in collaboration with internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, Monnette Sudler. Her other publications include submissions in The American Poetry Review, Epiphany Literary Journal, Aesthetica Magazine, Margie: The American Journal of Poetry among other

  • 2020 Stroke Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    2020 Stroke Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    06/05/2020 Duración: 32min

    NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH Special guest: RICK LOGAN: Rick Logan has over ten years’ experience in the fitness industry along with 4 as a stroke survivor. He blended his experience with fitness and recovery to create his very own training style to better help those with adversity to reach their goals. Through his training and consulting business FHIIT BY Rick he plans to continue his mission of inspiring others and showing there’s always a way to achieve your goals. Facebook:   Special guest: DR. CAROLYN BROCKINGTON Carolyn D. Brockington, MD is the Director of the Stroke Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has a subspecialty board certification in Vascular Neurology.  In addition, she works with the American Stroke Association (ASA), as a volunteer medical spokesperson, regarding a campaign to increase stroke awareness and highlight prevent

  • Joy Keys chats with Author Michael Arceneaux about I Don’t Want To Die Poor

    Joy Keys chats with Author Michael Arceneaux about I Don’t Want To Die Poor

    02/05/2020 Duración: 30min

    Michael Arceneaux  is the New York Times bestselling author of I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé. Additionally, he is a regular contributor to Esquire, Elle, Essence, NBC News’ THINK, MTV News, among others. He’s also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Complex, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Wired, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, them., Time Ideas, New York magazine’s Vulture, Salon, The Atlantic, NPR, Comedy Central Online, and numerous additional outlets. In the past, you could find Michael in his most natural state on The Cynical Ones, a humor blog filled with commentary on politics, pop culture, and personal anecdotes. The Root once named Michael named one of the Best Black Bloggers to Know . ESSENCE magazine named him one of the top #BlackTwitter voices to follow. His second book, I Don’t Want To Die Poor, which chronicles his struggles with private student loans and actual economic anxiety, will be released on Apri

  • Joy Keys chats with Actor Neil Brown, Jr. from CBS’s Seal Team

    Joy Keys chats with Actor Neil Brown, Jr. from CBS’s Seal Team

    02/05/2020 Duración: 32min

    Actor Neil Brown, Jr. is best known for his current role as Ray Perry in CBS' s Seal Team show. In addition, he plays Chad Kerr on HBO's Insecure show  Neil has worked on Straight Outta Compton, Derk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Walking Dead, Suits, Fast and Furious and more. Neil is also a skilled Martial artist.   

  • Joy Keys chats with Grammy winning Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington

    Joy Keys chats with Grammy winning Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington

    29/04/2020 Duración: 31min

    Three-time GRAMMY® award-winning drummer, producer, educator and activist, Terri Lyne Carrington started her professional career as a “kid wonder” while studying under a full scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In the mid '80’s she worked as an in-demand drummer in New York before gaining national recognition on late night TV as the house drummer for both the Arsenio Hall Show and Quincy Jones’ VIBE TV show. In 1989, Ms. Carrington released a GRAMMY®-nominated debut CD on Verve Forecast, Real Life Story, and toured extensively with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, among others. In 2011 she released the GRAMMY®Award-winning album, The Mosaic Project, featuring a cast of all-star women instrumentalists and vocalists, and in 2013 she released Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which also earned a GRAMMY®Award, establishing her as the first woman ever to win in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category. AMs. Carrington is an honorary doctorate recipient from Berklee, and currently serves as

  • Joy Keys chats with ABCs The Rookie Actress Mekia Cox

    Joy Keys chats with ABC's The Rookie Actress Mekia Cox

    25/04/2020 Duración: 30min

    Mekia Cox MEKIA COX Mekia has been dazzling audiences since the age of two when she performed her first solo song and dance. It was then that she knew her purpose in life was to entertain. With early career credits including “One Tree Hill”, “CSI:NY”, “Half & Half” and “Bones,” she proceeded to be cast in award-winning television series such as “Modern Family”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Gotham”, “Key & Peele”, “Almost Human”, and a multitude of other TV shows including The CW’s hit series “90210” where she was cast as the vivacious DJ, Sasha. On the big screen she’s appeared alongside Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in the romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, as well as dancing alongside Michael Jackson in the 2009 tour/documentary “This Is It”. She’s also been afforded the opportunity to work with other industry icons including J.J. Abrams and producer Josh Reims when she was granted her first series regular role on NBC's “Undercovers,” as well as with three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont in T

  • Joy Keys chats with Jazz Pianist Christian Sands about Be Water

    Joy Keys chats with Jazz Pianist Christian Sands about Be Water

    25/04/2020 Duración: 31min

    Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years he has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. After the one-two punch of Reach and Reach Further - EP, Sands' dynamic 2017 Mack Avenue debut and his live/unreleased studio tracks EP follow-up released of, Facing Dragons is Sands' return to the recording studio with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove. Due out May 22, Be Water is Sands’ fourth release (including a five-track digital-only EP as an extension of his debut album Reach) for Mack Avenue Music Group. The album takes its title from the philosophy of martial arts master and movie star Bruce Lee (by way of screenwriter Stirling Silliphant, who distilled his thoughts for the screen). Lee’s voice appears on both halves of Sands’ title track offering this profound advice: “Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put

  • Joy Keys chats with HBO’s Insecure Actress Natasha Rothwell

    Joy Keys chats with HBO’s Insecure Actress Natasha Rothwell

    22/04/2020 Duración: 14min

    NATASHA ROTHWELL Natasha is a writer, actress and comedian. She currently plays Kelli on HBO’s Insecure show. Natasha was previously a writer on Saturday Night Live TV show 2014-2015 season. in addition, she can be seen on HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show. ***2019–Nominated for Black Reel Awards for Television. ***2019–Nominated, Black Reel for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series for Insecure ***2019–Nominated, Black Reel Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series for Insecure For the episode "Ghost-Like" **2019–Nominated for Image Awards (NAACP)-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Insecure

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