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There is Power in Unity - Valentine's Edition with Garrett and Diane Taylor

February 12, 2020 Mr. Garrett Taylor and Mrs. Diane Taylor Season 1
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There is Power in Unity - Valentine's Edition with Garrett and Diane Taylor
Feb 12, 2020 Season 1
Mr. Garrett Taylor and Mrs. Diane Taylor

With February 14, 2020, being just 2 days away, I decided to interrupt my regularly scheduled program to bring you this special Valentine's Edition of Vibin' With Tonza.

As a hopeless romantic, I strongly believe in the power of connection and love. After 15 years Garrett Taylor and his wife, Diane Taylor, are connected and still very much in love.

ABOUT GARRETT AND DIANE TAYLOR
G. TODD TAYLOR is a self-described Social-preneur who focuses on developing businesses that grow and strengthen the communities he serves. He’s an author, youth advocate, community activist, and most importantly father and husband. He is a 1997 graduate of Elizabeth City State University with a BS in Elementary Education with a double major in Social Science and has his Master’s in Public Administration from Troy University. 

For the past 20 years, G. Todd Taylor has served his community through his family business Uplift Comprehensive Services and through his nonprofit organization The Power of U. He has worked to divert the school to prison pipeline for countless young people and assisted families to maintain healthy relationships in order to provide homes that give young people the best possible probabilities of success. 

As an author, Mr. Taylor has gained global notoriety for his works in bringing diverse children’s books to the market. His works have not only been received in the US but in Ghana, South Africa, Costa Rica, Europe, and Brazil. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Yahoo News, essence.com, Black Voices, and countless other media outlets. He and his books Dad Will I Be and Daddy’s Little Princess and I Don’t See Color have been featured at the Philadelphia Children’s Book Fair, the nation’s largest African American Children’s book fair for the past four years and was a featured author three years in a row at Essence Festival. 

In 2019 Mr. Taylor gained Global Recognition as he was given the Order of the Living Waters Award presented by The African Diaspora Nation with the encouragement of the African Union. Mr. Taylor received the award in Ghana where he was greeted by a host of African Royals and dignitaries. 

Garrett Taylor also serves on several community boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plains, The Greenville Housing Authority, 100 Black Men, and the Nu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi.

DIANE N. TAYLOR is a wife, a mother and an entrepreneur. Originally from upstate New York, Mrs. Taylor has over seven years of experience in broadcast journalism in television, radio and newspaper mediums. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Morgan State University and a Master’s in Technical and Professional Communications from East Carolina University. 

Mrs. Taylor moved to North Carolina to pursue a career in Public Relations and Public Health in 2002 and met her husband Garrett. After years as a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Professional Mrs. Taylor added author to her repertoire. Her book A Game of Faith – The Story of Negro League Baseball Player Carl Long in 2013 was the beginning of her business Taylor Made Publishing. 

Taylor Made Publishing, LLC is a full-service book publishing company whose focus is diverse children’s literature and increasing literacy among young minority readers. They have garnered much success including featured authors at ESSENCE, Yahoo News, TODAY show online, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and a host of others. They also assist countless celebrities in fulfilling their self-publishing dreams, including reality television stars such as Kandi Burress and former NFL players.  

Mrs. Taylor is also a community advocate. She serves on numerous boards, lending her expertise to being the change she wishes to see in her community. 


Show Notes

With February 14, 2020, being just 2 days away, I decided to interrupt my regularly scheduled program to bring you this special Valentine's Edition of Vibin' With Tonza.

As a hopeless romantic, I strongly believe in the power of connection and love. After 15 years Garrett Taylor and his wife, Diane Taylor, are connected and still very much in love.

ABOUT GARRETT AND DIANE TAYLOR
G. TODD TAYLOR is a self-described Social-preneur who focuses on developing businesses that grow and strengthen the communities he serves. He’s an author, youth advocate, community activist, and most importantly father and husband. He is a 1997 graduate of Elizabeth City State University with a BS in Elementary Education with a double major in Social Science and has his Master’s in Public Administration from Troy University. 

For the past 20 years, G. Todd Taylor has served his community through his family business Uplift Comprehensive Services and through his nonprofit organization The Power of U. He has worked to divert the school to prison pipeline for countless young people and assisted families to maintain healthy relationships in order to provide homes that give young people the best possible probabilities of success. 

As an author, Mr. Taylor has gained global notoriety for his works in bringing diverse children’s books to the market. His works have not only been received in the US but in Ghana, South Africa, Costa Rica, Europe, and Brazil. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Yahoo News, essence.com, Black Voices, and countless other media outlets. He and his books Dad Will I Be and Daddy’s Little Princess and I Don’t See Color have been featured at the Philadelphia Children’s Book Fair, the nation’s largest African American Children’s book fair for the past four years and was a featured author three years in a row at Essence Festival. 

In 2019 Mr. Taylor gained Global Recognition as he was given the Order of the Living Waters Award presented by The African Diaspora Nation with the encouragement of the African Union. Mr. Taylor received the award in Ghana where he was greeted by a host of African Royals and dignitaries. 

Garrett Taylor also serves on several community boards, including the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plains, The Greenville Housing Authority, 100 Black Men, and the Nu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi.

DIANE N. TAYLOR is a wife, a mother and an entrepreneur. Originally from upstate New York, Mrs. Taylor has over seven years of experience in broadcast journalism in television, radio and newspaper mediums. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Morgan State University and a Master’s in Technical and Professional Communications from East Carolina University. 

Mrs. Taylor moved to North Carolina to pursue a career in Public Relations and Public Health in 2002 and met her husband Garrett. After years as a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Professional Mrs. Taylor added author to her repertoire. Her book A Game of Faith – The Story of Negro League Baseball Player Carl Long in 2013 was the beginning of her business Taylor Made Publishing. 

Taylor Made Publishing, LLC is a full-service book publishing company whose focus is diverse children’s literature and increasing literacy among young minority readers. They have garnered much success including featured authors at ESSENCE, Yahoo News, TODAY show online, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and a host of others. They also assist countless celebrities in fulfilling their self-publishing dreams, including reality television stars such as Kandi Burress and former NFL players.  

Mrs. Taylor is also a community advocate. She serves on numerous boards, lending her expertise to being the change she wishes to see in her community.