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S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 19 De'Etra Pickett - Pt. 1
Episode 1918th May 2022 • S.T.A.R.V.E. TALK • J Haleem
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Episode Description: 

This week’s guest on S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk is De’Etra Pickett with Community & Connections Chat Podcast. In this episode, she talks about not succumbing to inner-city life growing up in Newark, NJ, why she honors & respects the Black man, and her journey to entrepreneurship. It was so nice, we had to do it twice! Stay tuned for part two. 

Show Notes: 

3:34 - J Haleem Welcomes De’Etra to the Show

5:00 - De’Etra shares her experience growing up as a fan in the WuTang era

8:16 - Growing up in Newark, NJ and not falling victim to the inner-city life, but choosing 

          a path that led to college

10:36 - Talking to her children and sharing her experiences in school 

14:39 - Graduating from college (political science & criminal justice)

16:57 - Finding a job after college & wanting to be an FBI agent, but pursuing social 


20:43 - De’Etra shares the process to becoming a foster parent

25:09 - De’Etra advises that interested foster parents check with their state requirements

26:04 - At what point did she decide to become an entrepreneur 

32:54 - De’Etra speaks on the inspiration for her podcast coming from a Black man

37:17 - J Haleem speaks on the need of us breaking the stereotype about Black men not wanting to help Black women

38:53 - Behind every good man is a good woman

40:00 - It’s okay to have a feminine side

45:19 - The dangers of micromanagement 

47:54 - Why is having a job important? 

50:34 - The importance of on-the-job training

52:06 - Have something to fall back on 

55:25 - Starting a courier service as a side hustle 

56:29 - De’Etra shares one of her favorite testimonial 

59:48 - Sacrifices of business 


Connect with De’Etra: 

IG: @sheba_baby_diamondee