Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is The Blend?
A: The Blend is an inspirational new online talk show that debuted in Fall 2018. The weekly hour-long episodes are hosted by a panel of accomplished African-American women who explore the means to heal spirit, mind and body. Knowledgeable healthcare experts themselves, they welcome guests with information on a range of topics.
Q: How did the series come about?
A: In an earlier incarnation, The Blend was called The Lady Doctors. The creator of both series, LaVonda P. Rouse, came up with the concept after facing a serious health crisis herself. At the time, she prayed for an African American woman doctor to perform her surgery because “I wanted a physician with cultural competency,” said Rouse. Given her entertainment background, she sought to create a show that was a mix between The Doctors and The View, “with black women experts as hosts so they could deal with issues germane to us.”
Q: Who are the hosts?
A: Dr. Gloria A. Chance is a psychologist and creativity architect. Dr. Tabatha Carr is a leading authority in women’s health and wellness using natural medicine. Jewel Diamond-Taylor has enjoyed a 30- year career as an author, speaker and life coach.
Q: What are some of the special segments on the show?
A: During the show, we’re sure you’ll find a topic that you can easily relate to as well as learn.
The Blend Talk-A-Latte: Our expert panelists will discuss issues in a thoughtful, educational and informative way.
Meet the Expert: Every show will feature an accomplished expert who will drop their knowledge, answer your questions and inspire you.
Hold the Mic: Got questions? Here’s your chance to ask our hosts for their advice.
Back to the Kitchen: We’ll be talking about how food can help your spirit, mind and body.
The Right Moves: We’re going to get you out of your chair and up on your feet to do some simple exercises that can help you stay fit.
Inhale, Exhale: We’re going to offer you tips, strategies and methods to help you find peace within.
Q: Who is executive producer LaVonda P. Rouse?
A: The executive producer of The Blend, LaVonda P. Rouse is an entertainment executive and a woman with a deep faith in God. She sees the show as her ministry. Although she is perceived as the boss on set, she named her company Collaborative Effort Entertainment because she enjoys collaborating with other talents who are also at the top of their game. Rouse is also charged with securing investors; moving the project from concept to fruition; and putting together a team to make The Blend as powerful and relevant as it can possibly be.
Q: Why is the show geared towards Black women?
A: Rouse is committed to creating and developing transformational content for women of color, so they can learn from their history and blaze new trails. “I needed to bring black women to the forefront because we’ve been conditioned in American society to see everyone as an authority but black women,” said inspiring Rouse. “If we are not in top positions, not visible, and don’t have a voice that can be heard, we get lost.”
Q: When and where can we watch The Blend?
A: "You can catch The Blend every Wednesday at 7pm EST and 4pm PST on our Facebook page: facebook.com/theblendtalkshow, archives on our 'watch' page on this site, and networks to be announced.
You don't want to miss this!"
Q: How can I get on the show?
A: If you have a great story to tell or useful advice that will benefit our audience, contact us at
Q: How can I follow you on social media?
A: We’re available on the following platforms: