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Rhode Island’s Own Oprah: The Inspiring Story of Dr. Remi Jones

By Tammy Reese | Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 10: 53 AM ET

Dr. Remi Jones is a trailblazer in the world of television and journalism, making history as the host of Rhode Island’s first black women-owned TV show, Remi TV. Her remarkable achievements have recently been recognized on a national level, as she was honored with the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by President Biden and the White House.

Not only has Dr. Jones made significant contributions to television, but she has also earned a Ph.D. in Entertainment Journalism, solidifying her expertise and knowledge in her field. Her dedication to her craft is evident through her groundbreaking work, which has inspired and empowered countless individuals.

As the host of Remi TV, Dr. Jones has created a platform that amplifies diverse voices and stories that are often underrepresented in mainstream media. Through thought-provoking interviews and engaging content, she brings attention to important social issues while showcasing the achievements and experiences of black women.

Dr. Remi Jones’ accomplishments serve as an inspiration to aspiring journalists and broadcasters everywhere. Her resilience, passion, and commitment to excellence have paved the way for greater diversity and inclusivity within the industry.

In this article, we will delve deeper into Dr. Remi Jones’ journey, exploring her groundbreaking media accomplishments, her recent recognition from President Biden and the White House with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as her academic pursuits that have earned her a Ph.D. in Entertainment Journalism.

What is your triumph and victory story?

Dr. Remi: As the first black women’s TV show in Rhode Island, I faced various setbacks from people who wanted to hold me back. They believed that these hindrances would prevent me from achieving my goals. However, I didn’t let that stop me. Through perseverance and self-confidence, I triumphed over these obstacles. Once I discovered my inner motivation, I felt more compelled to pursue my dreams.

What was your vision when you first started in your industry? How has your vision changed or remained the same at this point of your entrepreneurial/creative journey?

Dr. Remi: My aim was to celebrate the achievements of black and brown business owners who may not receive the recognition they deserve. I envisioned bringing underdogs in leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity into the spotlight. Today, I’m thrilled to say that my vision has become a reality — I’m successfully highlighting these cultures in a positive manner.

What is it in your life that has given you the most sense of purpose?

Dr. Remi: My non-profit organization, “Remi TV Nation,” has given me the greatest sense of purpose. Our work is centered around providing Narcan to those who need it, in addition to hosting community fundraising events that support critical causes such as breast cancer research, domestic violence prevention, mental health awareness, and opioid abuse prevention.

Describe a moment when your business or creative goals exceeded your expectations.

Dr. Remi: I was recently awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by President Biden and the White House. To be recognized by the President of the United States was the greatest honor I could have hoped for in my craft. This experience was definitely a highlight of my life.

Please tell us about the latest accomplishments you’re proud of.

Dr. Remi: This year, I accomplished an incredible feat — earning a Ph.D. in Entertainment Journalism. It was a moment that made me realize all my hard work and dedication in this field had finally paid off. This achievement not only paved the way for my own future but also for my family and community, showing them the importance of perseverance and following their dreams.

Lastly, With such a successful career already, what more do aspire to achieve?

Dr. Remi: My ambition is to establish a television network and further the evolution of the entertainment industry. I aim to continue to ensure that my community is represented on a larger platform without any form of discrimination.

More on Dr. Remi Jones

Commencing her career in multimedia, Dr. Remi Jones, launched her self-titled television show, Remi TV. The show became vastly popular and acquired syndication, debuting on TV-9 and the PEG network. Expanding in her notoriety Remi interviewed a plethora of celebrities throughout New York City ranging from Dame Dash, Joey Fatone, Wyclef Jean, Lil Mo, Remy Ma, and DJ Kay Slay. The renowned talk show led her to solidify features in national outlets such as Forbes, Yahoo, Bossip, Sheen Magazine, Thrive Global, HipHop Weekly, and on Hot 97.

Being a positive influence, Dr. Remi, has manufactured her own path. Successfully converting into a household name she has attracted a dedicated audience. “A girl from a small city; with big dreams” has quickly converted into her brand’s mantra. Dr. Remi vigorously strutted through the trials and tribulations she faced. As she propelled towards obtaining her goals in the entertainment industry.

Currently, she executive produces and hosts her talk show, Remi TV. In which the show’s production headquarters is rooted in Rhode Island. Remi TV’s objective is to carry through positive reflections of stimulating dialogues from celebrities and entrepreneurs alike. Ideally, guests would vary in diverse fields such as music, art, lifestyle, business, relationships, and inspiration. Her targeted guests are individuals who are making a difference in their communities. By showcasing minority voices while providing a platform to tell their stories free of discrimination; she aims to inspire the masses.

Subsequent to the pandemic of 2020, Remi’s, guests appearing on her show led to appearances and attractions adjacent to their stay at venues throughout “The Renaissance City”. This included local businesses such as musical studios, bars, and restaurants. Local businesses across Providence have profited vastly from Remi’s guest features. New England’s multipurpose arenas begin to re-open fully for business as a result of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A vast quantity of fans of Remi TV were undoubtedly tuned in to see their favorite regional or national headliner coming to their city. As manifestation continues to be an immense key to her success, Remi has transformed RemiTv into one of the top entertainment programs in Rhode Island. And she’s just getting started.

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Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media, Tammy Reese is an award-winning writer and journalist best known for landing major interviews with Angela Bassett, Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Laurence Fishburne, Geena Davis, Billy Porter, Morris Chestnut, Nelly, Mona Scott Young, Giancarlo Esposito, Luke Evans, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Connelly, Joseph Sikora, Meagan Good, Leon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Phylicia Rashad, Omar Epps, Courtney Kemp, Vivica A Fox, Ryan Coogler, and so many more. She is a proud member of ForbesBLK as well as New York Women in Film and Television.


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