Friends and family know the “real” Carla Millsis very much like the Carla you see on the Mills Connection -charming, outgoing, and thoughtful, but also opinionated, passionate, and talkative. Originally from Philadelphia, Carla moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University and has been a force in the community ever since. After gaining real-life experience in the business world and as a wife and mother, Carla was encouraged by friends and family to use her “gift of gab” to serve the community. Around this time, Carla was booked as a guest on a local talk show and was soon asked to take over as host. Recognizing that this was her calling in life, Carla decided to create her own show that would be dedicated to inspiring people to live better lives.
Through hard work and determination, The Mills Connection Show was born.
Q&A With Carla Mills
Carla Mills: My degree is in Business Admin I never had any desire to be a TV Show Host. I helped a friend one day that hosted a Show called Book Talk and his Host did not show up, I took the over, and at that point in my life I never stopped. It has been 4 years now and I believe it was God and this is my calling. My life goal is to Educate,Empower and Enlighten people thru this Show. I grew up with many obstacles in my life. I never thought I could do anything and I was raised with a mother that was mentally ill. It took a long time for me to believe in myself. I know now that this is life. We all have so many things to deal with.
BS: Do you have a background in productions, communications, and/or journalism? If not, how did you educate yourself within the industry you’re currently in?
Carla Mills: No Background in either of those, but I went to People TV where I film my show and I took a Producer’s and Editing course. I also learned how to operate the camera so I could better understand the concept of what I was doing. My husband Corey realized I was serious about this and we do the show together. As one of the Executive Producers, I also host the show. My Husband is the Director and he edits the show as well as handle the lighting. Everyday is a learning experience. Each show I learn more and more.
BS: Please share with us some of the most controversial topics you’ve ever discussed on you show as well as any prominent individuals who have graced your set.
BS: What do you hope to achieve in having such a platform?
BS: What other projects should we expect from Carla Mills? Carla Mills: In my future I also want to get into Politics to help change the Laws this whole Troy Davis situation really hurt me Laws need to be changed and we all need to do our Part to make the would better
BS: What do you believe is the biggest issue within the Black community> How do you suggest we fix it?
Carla Mills: Our biggest issue is that we do not trust each other and that is the whole purpose of what I am trying to do change the way that we think I know that this will not happen overnight but I will not stop until I am dead once again please view the many Shows I have posted on You tube and also read the interview I have included and I will send some Pictures Thanks and God Bless you for thing of me !!