Joe BOSS / @JoeBOSSRadio
Joseph "JOE BOSS" Scott had an interest in radio from a young age. Growing up in the small city of Beckley WV, Hiphop music and RnB were 2 genres rarely heard on the radio. In junior high, JOE BOSS visited New York and heard Hot97 for the first time.
He immediately fell in love with the fact that he could hear his favorite music and listen to hilarious personalities and celebrities during these shows. In high school, he had the opportunity to volunteer with the NAACP youth group. They opened the door for JOE BOSS and friends to host a radio show for 2 hours and it literally changed his life.
Fast forward into his adult years and JOE BOSS has had the opportunity to work with WRHU Hofstra University, WGBB 1240AM in Long Island NY, and WordUpFM.com in Brooklyn NY. Then in 2008, JOE BOSS decided to start his own media company. "Official Media" was born and out of it Official BOSS Radio began. It was syndicated on 6 Internet stations across the country. In 2011, JOE BOSS decided to go back to school and pursue a degree in marketing, and thus closing down Official Media.
In January 2016, RiseUpWorldwide was born with a much better purpose and plan than previous endeavors. RiseUpWorldwide will start with Live Radio shows, and JOE BOSS's music. Eventually expanding into all forms of media!
GDott / @GDottRadio
Born in Harlem, but Manufactured in Queens; Giscard Chery aka G DOTT, has never been afraid to speak his mind. A life long New Yorker and the eldest child of Haitian parents, he got his first start in radio while completing an undergraduate degree at the State University at Buffalo. 91.3 WBNY was his first gig, playing a mixture of hip-hop, R&B, and Konpa music.
This affinity for music drove him to an attempt at Djing and for a period of time he went by the moniker "DJ Barry Bondz" However it was polarizing personality and his unabashed opinion on politics, religion, and other social issues that has people's attention.
G DOTT continued his education at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) where he completed his masters in the spring of 2014. He has an opinion on just about any and everything and can now be heard on the new and up-and-coming internet radio program RISE UP WORLDWIDE on Tuesday nights @ 9:00pm.
Dr. Té Colston / @DrTeColston
Dr. Té Colston is a Doctor of Psychology who received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland), then received her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After earning her Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Long Island University (LIU) Post, she graduated with her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from LIU Post. She brings 10 years of clinical experience to the Rise Up Worldwide team loads of passions about spreading awareness about mental health and shedding a “psychological light” on a variety of topics, such as trauma, help-seeking behaviors and religious coping. She is a Counselor and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology for the City University of New York.
Dr. Té is also a leader in her church, New Life Disciple Center in Hicksville, where her pastor LeRoy Mitchell encourages her to integrate her knowledge of psychology with her love for God and His people.
Whether she is in a professional or ministerial setting, her goal is always to be a resource to others and to help them achieve the best state of mental health possible.