What’s Your Legacy?

Attorney Yvette E. Taylor

“What’s Your Legacy” The Podcast

Dr. Tahiya McCoy Nyahuma: A Legacy of African Studies and Cultural Traditions

Feb 25, 2021

Yvette discusses the New York Times bestselling book “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein with African studies scholar and international development specialist Dr. Tahiya McCoy Nyahuma. Currently a professor in the Sociology Department at Rowan University, Dr. Nyahuma choose “The Color of Law” for her Critical Race Theory class. The book explores the government’s role in racial inequity with the establishment of imposed racial zoning, tax exemptions for racist institutions, racial restrictive covenants, subsidies for builders to create whites-only communities, and other direct government-initiated actions. The book helps inform today’s observation of racial disparity which resulted from an unconstitutional past and which is in need of government-supported remedy.

Norris Turner: A Legacy of Knowledge, Action and Resilience in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Feb 18, 2021

Norris Turner recently started Turner Healthcare Quality Consulting after over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. In this conversation with Yvette, Norris shares his life philosophy on important questions: How does one conquer fear? How do you know if you’ve made the right career choice? Norris’ captivating business perspective and his comprehensive pharmaceutical background have made and will continue to make a profound difference for his clients’ success.

Where Are They Now: Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din Explores African American Literary History

Feb 11, 2021

Yvette talks with her sister, Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din: poet, writer, educator and specialist in African American literary history. Tulani is an advocate for the study of African American history and culture. She is currently with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She returns to What’s Your Legacy? during Black History Month to talk about Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History. As a James A. Baldwin scholar, she shares the life and legacy of this great American writer and activist.

Edward Theodore Taylor: A Legacy For Peace

Feb 4, 2021

Yvette’s father, Edward Theodore Taylor, died May 30, 2020. In 2014, she interviewed him at her annual Client Appreciation Event on her show, “Today, It’s Your Legacy.” He shares a monumental moment in the integration movement that changed the course of integration history in the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Rodlena Sales, Esq.: A Legacy of Public Interest Law

Jan 28, 2021

Yvette’s conversation with Rodlena Sales, staff attorney with Stern Community Lawyering Clinic at Drexel University’s School Law, addresses the important work of public interest lawyers. Rodlena is passionate about her work in underserved communities and for people who otherwise could not afford legal services. She handles issues in employment, housing, real estate, and a myriad of other legal matters.

Where Are They Now: Tiffany Thomas Smith, Esq. Runs for Judgeship

Jan 21, 2021

Yvette continues her conversation with Tiffany Thomas Smith, Esq. as Tiffany discusses her candidacy for Judgeship.

In a prior episode of What’s Your Legacy? released on December 27, 2018, Tiffany shared her family law practice work – particularly her collaborative approach to divorce. She also talked about her charitable work in Africa. Tiffany is now expanding her commitment to the community in her bid to serve as a Judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Tyrone M. Robinson III: A Legacy of Consultancy for Business Solutions

Jan 14, 2021

Yvette’s conversation with Tyrone M. Robinson, owner of Opportunities To Serve LLC, is filled with great advice for those who want to start a business as well as business owners who want to grow their business. Tyrone, known as the Solutions Architect, uses his wealth of knowledge and expertise to fulfill his passion to serve and help others.

Bill Hemmig: Legacy of a Playwright, Author, and Educator

Jan 7, 2021

Yvette begins 2021 by encouraging listeners to not only read more but to think about what stories they might have to share. Her discussion with Bill Hemmig, Dean of Learning Resources and Online Learning at Bucks County Community College, demonstrates how exciting and important the literary process can be.

2020: Oh! What a Year!

Dec 31, 2020

It’s been quite a year! In this episode, Yvette encourages listeners to document what happened in your life this year. Because we should share and never forget our stories.

Khalid Stewart: The Legacy of a Renaissance Man

Dec 24, 2020

Yvette talks with Khalid Nasser Stewart who is an artist, teacher, urban farmer and entrepreneur. Khalid’s life and legacy are about being creative in a variety of fields that can serve humanity.

Derrick Bayan Amin: The Legacy of a Musical Composer and Producer

Dec 17, 2020

Yvette takes a jazz journey with Derrick Bayan Amin. Derrick is a jazz pianist, vocalist, composer and producer in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area with a commitment to expose communities to the jazz tradition.

Meredith J. Buck: A Legacy of Courage and Devotion to Humanity

Dec 10, 2020

Yvette’s discussion with recently elected Bucks County Coroner Meredith J. Buck explores the many roles Meredith has served. As an attorney, Meredith has been an advocate for her clients, and as a registered nurse, Meredith received the Florence Nightingale Medal: the highest international honor a nurse can receive from the Red Cross.

Vedia Jones-Richardson: A Legacy of Intellectual Property Innovation

Dec 3, 2020

Yvette has a lively conversation with her friend from law school, Vedia Jones-Richardson, an Intellectual Property attorney with Olive and Olive in Durham, NC. Vedia is nationally recognized as an authority in the field of technology, computer and internet law.

Estate Planning: A Family Conversation

Nov 25, 2020

Yvette shares some funny aspects of estate planning as she encourages everyone to avoid the pitfalls to preserving their legacy.

Roy Richardson, Jr.:​ The Legacy of a Jazz Musician

Nov 17, 2020

Yvette takes a musical journey with jazz artist Roy Richardson, Jr. to celebrate her firm’s 16th annual Client Appreciation – this year virtually. Roy is an outstanding saxophonist, vocalist, producer and actor. He shares some of his original work and his rendition of some musical favorites.

Rosalind Williford: A Legacy of Diversity and Inclusion in the Corporate World

Nov 12, 2020

Yvette talks with Rosalind Williford, the Global Process Leader of SUEZ. Rosalind’s leadership role in the company’s Diversity and Inclusion program serves as an important part of the legacy Rosalind hopes for her daughter and other African American children.

Linda Arye: The Legacy of Quilts for Kids

Nov 5, 2020

Linda Arye, the founder and president of Quilts For Kids, talks with Yvette about the rewarding work in founding an organization dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children in need.

Jeannine Mitchell: A Legacy of Environmental Advocacy

Oct 29, 2020

In her conversation with Yvette, Jeannine Mitchell, Chair of Doylestown’s Environmental Advocacy Council, demonstrates her passion for environmental advocacy. Jeannine is committed to educating others on the importance of a sustainable ecosystem by recommending resources that are beneficial to all.

Cherylayne Brown Walker: Our Legacy, Our Community

Oct 22, 2020

Cherylayne Brown Walker is the director of the Office of Financial Services at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She is also the president of Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, an African American women’s organization dedicated to racial and social advancement through charitable work. Yvette talks with Cherylayne about her personal journey and the international and national initiatives of The Links.

Sharmain Matlock-Turner: A Legacy of Economic and Community Engagement

Oct 15, 2020

Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO of Philadelphia’s Urban Affairs Coalition, shares her experience and commitment to community engagement with host Yvette Taylor. Sharmaine is the first woman to lead the coalition in its 50-year history.

Ellen LaCorte: An Author’s Legacy

Oct 8, 2020

Yvette has a conversation with the author of The Perfect Fraud, Ellen LaCorte. Her debut novel is suspenseful and thought-provoking. After over 35 years in the field of human resources, Ellen embarked upon a new writing career.

Dr. Levi Thompson: The Legacy of a Scientist

Oct 01, 2020

The important work of our scientific community is highlighted in Yvette’s conversation with Dr. Levi Thompson. Dr. Thompson is not only the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware and Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, but he also consistently applies his in-class teachings to resolve real-world issues pertaining to sustainable energy production and storage.

Brigitte Walker-Quinn: Our Legacy, Our Children

Sep 24, 2020

For the third season of What’s Your Legacy?, Yvette’s first interview is with Brigitte Walker-Quinn, a healthcare industry consultant and President of the Bucks County chapter of Jack and Jill. When we talk about our children and their future, we want theirs to be a legacy of joy and abundance. What is the role of…

Welcome to Season 3!

Sep 17, 2020

Yvette opens season 3 of What’s Your Legacy? by addressing three major questions regarding estate planning during a global pandemic.

Reflections: A Summer Pause

Jul 27, 2020

Yvette asks her listeners to join her as she takes the summer to reflect and reignite her passion to make a difference, especially amidst our new normal. She hopes the three simple things she recommends will help her listeners find their joy.

A Father’s Legacy

Jun 18, 2020

With the recent passing of her Dad, Edward Theodore Taylor, Yvette talks with her sister and brother about the legacy of this great educator, politician, humanitarian, devoted family man and author who wrote Just God And Me, A Korean War Veteran Remembers.

Dr. Alvin Thornton: A Legacy of Educational Funding Activism

May 21, 2020

Yvette’s conversation with her former Morgan State University political science professor, Dr. Alvin Thornton, is both reminiscent of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ role in leadership development and of the current plight of maintaining the strong legacy of HBCUs. Dr. Alvin Thornton is an educator, political scientist, historian, and social activist who spent 50 years at Howard University teaching and serving in many academic leadership roles. He is the current chair of Prince Georges County Board of Education in Maryland.

Dr. Carole Stovall: A Legacy of Management Leadership Coaching

May 14, 2020

Yvette’s conversation with eminent psychologist Dr. Carole Stovall (CEO/President SLS Global) explores ways to address our new normal amid the pandemic resulting from COVID-19. They discuss ways to cope with isolation, social distancing, and wearing masks and the role that we each play as leaders in our households, businesses, and communities.