There are those voices that we can’t forget since they had a huge impact. These are people who convey important news and information affecting the masses. And for that reason, they remain cemented in our minds and hearts forever.
Sybil Wilkes ranks among the top voices that are unforgettable. For over 20 years, she’s been a ‘listener resource’ or the ‘voice of reason.’
Sybil was a legend on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, delivering information, news, and entertainment.
Some voices stay with us because they matter. These are the people who share important news, impacting many lives.
Sybil Wilkes is one of those unforgettable voices, serving as a ‘listener resource’ and the ‘voice of reason’ for over 20 years on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
She became a legend by seamlessly delivering information, news, and entertainment, leaving a lasting impression on listeners.
However, she decided to leave after 26 years on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
What is Sybil Wilkes Up To Lately?
Sybil started a daily newsletter, ‘What You Need to Know’ and continues with her desire to spread messages of empowerment. The newsletter helps bring awareness through detailed discussions of major news stories.
For a long time, bias has plagued the black community in America, causing many people to remain in the dark. Sybil always advocated for more transparency when she was a radio host and did her best to break down vital information.
Well, it seems her fire to educate the Black community still burns fiercely. Now, she has a daily newsletter where she continues with the same mission of education and awareness. Her newsletter covers five major news stories that impact the Black community every day.
Sybil stated that she never felt being a radio host was a job and more like a lifestyle. That explains why Sybil enjoys speaking about her career in different podcasts today. She even conveys the same message in her daily newsletters.
Sybil Wilkes Hosts a Podcast
It seems being a radio host wasn’t just a job for Sybil Wilkes. And after 26 years, she still feels the desire to be behind the mic.
Sybil hosts a podcast with Stephen Hill called ‘From HaHa’s to A-Ha’s’ and has been a guest speaker on other podcasts discussing black community empowerment.
‘In My Shoes: Stories from Women of Color’ is one podcast that Sybil recently visited. There’s no day she will stop speaking her mind as she narrated about her newsletter, the pandemic, and politics.
In My Shoes covers important stories of women of color in America. During the podcast, she said she learned the importance of being present in the moment and strives to do more of that now that she’s retired.
Apart from being a newsletter writer and a podcast host, Sybil also hosts a book club where she showcases her favorite books.
Many authors who want to appeal to the African American community are fond of the book club and make it part of their book tours.
Tell Somebody Now
Sybil has always been advocating for women’s empowerment. She started #tellsomebodynow as a response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
The move was seen as primitive and led to the overturning of nearly 5 decades of Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to an abortion.
#tellsomebodynow is a call to action for people to contact several US Senators to demand that they vote to suspend the Senate filibuster rule.
Doing so would enable the passing of legislation that reinstates federal protection of women’s reproductive rights.
On her website, Sybil has contact information, including email and phone numbers for the US Senators.
She directs every caller to inform them they must use their power for good. There’s a part on her website where she details what to say during a call to pass the message.