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  • 01:09

    Thee Constant Traveller - The Travelling People!

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    The last of my broadcasts on this format. One I feel passionate about becasue it is, in part, about us. .
    AllMusic Review by Chris Nickson  [-]
    The last of the radio ballads that Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, and Charles Parker devised, The Travelling People is also the most accomplished, both in form and content. An examination of the Romany people in Britain, it serves mostly as a condemnation of attitudes toward them and their nomadic lifestyle -- which, as reflected in many of the soundbites, were not complimentary. People simply didn't want them around, calling them "tinkers" and things much worse, as "I Mean, We're Fed Up With Gypsies Living in Our Area" highlights, with the incident of a woman about to give birth being moved on by the police. The attitudes were reflected in other ways too, like the boy who spent several years in the same grade without being taught to read or write, because, the teacher explained, "he's the best message boy I've ever had." But this does more than simply look at the negatives. It examines the life of the gypsies, the way they'd settle in the winter time, or how traveling was part of their nature. MacColl's songs are among the finest he wrote for the radio ballad series, and the accompaniment is richer and fuller than before, and the singers -- people like Belle Stewart, Joe Heaney, and Jane Stewart -- serve the material brilliantly. They become integrated into a whole program -- which is what each of the radio ballads was, of course -- that's intelligently fashioned to bring out a whole picture, one which is sympathetic to the travelers, but also allows for opposing views. The listener comes away educated, and also humbled by the quiet pride of these people. It's nothing less than a remarkable achievement.

  • 00:31

    Bro Saleem interviews Imaam Abu Taubah

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    I know I know, Its been a minute but the Muslim Vent Podcast is back and here to stay. Just to much going on and it seems to be happening at light speed. To make up for lost time I got in contact with one the esteemed Brother Imaam Abu Tabah to chat about a few things. I have been wanting to interview this Brother for a while and finally was able to get a few hours of his time.  Please join us. 

  • 00:31

    Whats The Word?Black Leaders Are Merovingian Gate Keepers

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  • 01:58

    Repentance

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    Tonight's show is the truth on the act of repentance....

  • 00:30

    Anti-Democratic Society

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    What does democracy in Amerikkka look like? Amerikkka is held up as the standard for democracy around the world. Yet it's been said that a country can measure it's democracy by the way it runs its prisons. Our collective demonization of criminals in this country has led to a system of Punishment that is not responsive to the grievances of the abused.

  • 00:35

    Episode 2 : All that glitters is not gold

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    Episode 2, All that Glitters is not Gold.  Reallly, it's a lesson to me on what I'm supposed to be thankful for, and that sometimes the light in the darkness isn't always a lighthouse (The Deep Sea Angler sometimes comes to mind).  Also, What would YOU do if you won the lottery?

  • 00:26

    All Lives Matter... (To Some...)

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    This is not a full podcast ...as a matter of fact tonight, before I lay it down and prepare to go out in the world in the morning hour to work, I had and have some things on my mind that have literally kept me away from broadcasting and even moving on in my life. Please stay... Listen... And offer your support going forward to help us all talk about whats going on that has knocked us off of our squares. A full podcast will be scheduled every Saturday night at 10 pm CST (Chicago) 11pm EST (New York) and 9pm PST (California) until Election Day November 4, 2016 Lets talk... -Imerica

  • 00:26

    WHAT'S GOING ON? Part III With Nuyorican Poet Jesus-Papoleto Melendez

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    We return to continue the convo with Jesus-Papoleto Melendez who is a poet laureate, playwright, actor, author, educator, and activist, "Papo" as he is fondly called, will discuss his personal experiences with police brutality, Puerto Rico, other issues at hand, his past and upcoming projects, and more, This veteran of the Nuyorican scene also has a bit part as the neighborhood poet of Spanish Harlem in my feature film "A Wound in Time". This man is so prolific that we will definitely have to have a Part 2.
    "Papo" published his first poem, “Message To Urban Sightseers” in Talkin' About Us (NY, 1969). He went on to publish his first volumes of poetry, Casting Long Shadows (NY, 1970), Have You Seen Liberation (NY, 1971), andStreet Poetry & Other Poems (Barlenmir House, NY 1972), which firmly established Meléndez in the Nuyorican community. He is credited as one of the original founders of the Nuyorican Movment which evolved during the late 1960s and forged a distinctly "Nuyorican" aesthetic and consciousness. His early and close collaboration with poets and writers such as Miguel Algarin, Pedro Pietri, Miguel Pinero, Ntozake Shange, Lois Griffith,and Tato Laviera contributed to the founding of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
    Check out the links to the video of his performance of theTaino hero "Hatuey" in Mexico back in the day:
    https://youtu.be/Pq9_H-MQoCA
    https://youtu.be/X3hxJsizTn0

  • 00:24

    Big Grumpy Wants to know. Dc or Marvel

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    Where your vote Dc or Marvel. Superman or Wolverine ,Black Panther or Batman, Hulk vs Black Atom. these are the things we're gonna talk all this and more. make sure you tune in and discuss.

  • 00:27

    What Is Gowns & Gossip?

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    This is something new I wanted to try and I hope I will enjoy this journey. I hope all listeners receive a message from any content on the Gowns & Gossip Radio Show. For 30 minutes you will hear about various topics, some fun and some serious but most of all it will be genuine convo for us to have. 

  • 00:03

    Authentic Human Relationships-Back to the Basics

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    In the world, there is so much anger, hurt, frustration and violence. What is sad is most people are spending their energy "blaming" the other group versus addressing what is REALLY happening. The "chickens are coming home to roost", which is NOW shocking to those who inherited White privilege from centuries of oppression, abuse and death and have been so detached from the "other reality" that most of them genuinely HAVE NO CLUE of the perpetual sustemic inequalities experienced by the "have-nots." 
    We want to create an environment where ALL people can be REeducated on MultiCultural Valuing, Authentic Human Relations, and effective Cross-Cultural sensitivity. From honest, respectful, and sincere open discussion, we TOGETHER can make this a
    #UniversalLoveMovement
    ~Selah