Nick Chiles is one of the nation’s foremost chroniclers of African-American life, culture and celebrity—both as a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. He has co-authored several New York Times best sellers with icons like Bobby Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton and Kirk Franklin. As a journalist, Nick has won over a dozen major journalism awards, including a 1992 Pulitzer Prize as part of a New York Newsday team.
05:30 What are some of your hidden talents beyond writing?
09:29 If you could do it all over again, would you have taken a different academic path or are you satisfied with the route you followed?
11:08 Take us back with you for a moment to a time when you really failed at something you were working on and it was a complete mess. Tell us how you handle that experience and the lessons learned?
15:53 What are the biggest gaps between what authors should be doing and what they are actually doing?
19:43 Beyond the accolades and awards, how else has your career created value in your life?
23:51 You've got kids much older than my own and I'm curious to hear your thoughts and feedback on raising black children today?
31:01 Share a couple great reads that have truly inspired you?
35:19 Share one action our aspiring Trailblazers should take this week to blaze their trail?