The Dr. Vibe Show

Randall Barnes is an nineteen-year old author, internet personality, public speaker and mentor who currently resides in Macon, GA. Randall is already renowned for his positive, realistic, moral driven writings.

His first novel The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson has garnered over 55,000 reads on and universal acclaim. He writes for the popular news website Urban Intellectuals, the relationship blog Courting Her and literary blog Straight, No Chaser. Randall is also the author of the eShort Riverview High: Circumstances, which hit number #2 on the Amazon charts in the week of its debut, sitting right under bestselling author Zane’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas the weekend of the debut of her movie Addicted.

Randall is now a freshman Middle Grades education major at Fort Valley State University. His book The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson is available for check out at the Henry A. Hunt Memorial Library at Fort Valley State University and all of the other 31 University System Of Georgia libraries, including the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. He also was the first author to kick off the inaugural FVSU Author’s Series on October 14th. Along with his entrepreneurship, Randall consults over 35 Fort Valley State University students. His tutees include graduating seniors, sports players and even graduate students.

Recently, Mr. Barnes was live on our show. Some of the topics that he talked about:

– Some background about himself, where did his desire to write come from, the values that his parents raised him with
– How did he expose to so much culture at a young age including how rebellious stage was different than most teenagers
– The story behind his two books especially writing them from a Black women’s viewpoint
– The response from his parents and Black men to the books
– The story behind the article My Apology To Black Women
– How did he handle from being hated to being idolized by Black women
– When it comes to his writing, how does he differentiate between Black stereotypes and reality
– His call to action for young Black women and young Black men when it comes to relationships

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,

Dr. Vibe