#ToBeHonest is a new YouTube talk show series centered around real people, real issues and real conversation.
We’ll be tackling a wide range of topics throughout the course of the show ranging from bad word and relationships to politics and social justice movements. Because the show is produced in Mississippi by young, Black Mississippians, we’ll also be sharing our experiences and perspectives about life as we know it.
Meet Jonas (also known as DJ Jonasty) below.
Relationship status: Married
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Jackson State University
Occupation: 13 years professionally in radio and DJ’n.
Favorite Book(s): The Bible; The Rise & Fall of BMF by Mara Shalhoup; Unlable: Selling You Without Selling Out by Marc Ecko; Make It Happen by Kevin Liles and The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats
Favorite Movie(s): Juice; Pulp Fiction; Do The Right Thing; Coming To America; Harlem Nights and Boomerang
Favorite Music Artist(s): Jay Z and Jill Scott
What do you think is the biggest mistake men and/or women make in relationships?: I think the biggest mistake we make in relationships is not being able to accept the other person for who they really are. I think as and when we try to change the other person, we mess things up.
What do you think are the biggest issues that your generation is facing today? What about the world?: The biggest issue my generation is facing today is probably the same issue the previous generations before me faced, equality for our race.