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Do you know the History of Yule? Learn all about it at 11PM EST Dec. 9th, 2015.
Many cultures have winter festivals that are in fact celebrations of light. In addition to Christmas, there's Hanukkah with its brightly lit menorahs, Kwanzaa candles, and anumber of other holidays. The Pagan holiday called Yule takes place on the day of the winter solstice, around December 21 in the northern hemisphere (below the equator, the winter solstice falls around June 21).
On that day an amazing thing happens in the sky. The earth's axis tilts away from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere, and the sun reaches at its greatest distance from the equatorial plane. As a festival of the Sun, the most important part of any Yule celebration is light -- candles, bonfires, and more.
Feel free to call in and join the conversation and share how you celebrate Yule or if you celebrate something different. So many of us celebrate with different traditions.
In the perpetual doom and gloom that prevaded throughout the U.S. Navy in the immediate aftermath of the dastardly sneak attack upon our naval and air installations in and around Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Japanese on December 7th 1941, the U.S. Navy had precious few ships left to stand against the relentless enemy onslaught. The Aircraft Carrier USS YORKTOWN was one of those ships. Big, beautiful, and strong, she contested every inch of the Pacific from the Japanese throughout the first harrowing months of 1942, inflicting huge losses upon their Empire, eventually culminating with their cataclysmic defeat at the Battle of Midway in early June of that year.
Join Author Anita Wills for the first episode of a open discussion on A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland. Families whose loved ones have been killed by Police Action will co host and share their stories. A Nation of Flaws is a book that goes back to the inception of Colonialism and the laws that allowed the killing of Natives for their land, their enslavement, and eventual removal from their ancients lands, to Reservations. Once Natives were dealt with African Slaves were brought into the Americas to work the stolen lands. Christianity was used as a means to Assimilate Natives and then Africans, although most European Christians broke every commandment in their Bible. The laws passed were meant to protect the White Male Patriarchy formed during the Colonial Period. America's laws, spoken and unspoken are a continuation of those same laws.
There are written and unwritten laws regarding the police killing of Minorities with impunity. Most Police Shootings are of African Americans, and then Hispanics, and then Natives. It is in fact Natives who have sustained the longest period of Genocide in history, over 500 years. African Americans are now in the cross hairs of American Justice and it is time to speak out. It is time to have an open discussion of the racism and repression visited upon people of color in America.
Join us as we have this discussion and share the stories of lives lost included in the book, including, Kerry Baxter Junior, James Rivera Junior, Mario Romero, Derrick Gaines, Antonio Guzman Lopez, O'Shaine Evans, Eric Garner, Sandy Bland, Aiyana Jones, Clinton Allen, Tamir Rice, and many more.
CAN THE BIBLE HELP THIS HOPELESS GENERATION , OR IS IT HOPELESS , THIS IS THE TIME WE NEED NOT TO JUST TALK , BUT TO SHOW ACTION , HOW DO YOU THINK JESUS FELT ABOUT HIS GENERATION . AS WELL AS OUR GENERATION , THE BIBLE MUST NOT JUST BE READ , BUT PUT TO ACTION , SOME MAY SAY THEY ARE , THEN I ASK THE QUESTION , WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HURT AND PAIN IN THIS WORLD TODAY .
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President John Kennedy's April 27, 1961 speech directed to the press. (5min19sec) Includes:
"We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive & unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are cited to justify it."
"...there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it."
"And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship & concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control."
"Government at all levels must meet its obligations to provide you with the fullest possible information, outside the narrowest limits of national security."
Dr. J.M. Peebles via Summer Bacon, Jan. 2015: "This is going to be a year of reviving the understanding of what freedom means...There's going to be a change in the organization called your United States Government...due to the people in the country here who are going to unite, stating very clearly, very loudly...to be free of the pressure, the encumbering pressure that has come by so much regulation..."
Today, the official celebration of Black History Month comes to an end. Tune in tonight as the host of Long Story Short, Dr. William Hardy, reflects on the origin of Black History Month, highlights some of the popular topics/shows, explores current events within the Black experience and discusses what is ahead.
Long Story Short is a weekly show focusing on African American history, current issues in the black community and the future of people of African descent around the world. For the month of February, Dr. Hardy is dedicating the show to Black History Month where he will share some untold, as well as some familiar stories of the history and souls of Black folks. Tune in as Dr. Hardy makes the long, rich stories of the African Diaspora short, sweet and unforgettable.
SEGREGATION/DESEGREGATION "DID IT MAKE OR BREAK US ESPECIALLY IN THESE DAYS?"
King Hamm is finally back on the air with "The King's Hour" it's been 2 years since I been on the air and I'm happy to be back to inform people with stimulating conversation especally for Black History Month! ... This episode I will have a discussion about SEGREGATION/DESEGREGATION "DID IT MAKE OR BREAK US ESPECIALLY IN THESE DAYS?" I will discuss the history of SEGREGATION/DESEGREGATION and lead us up to these days and times ... I will be joined by some guest host that will give their opinions about this topic so sit back and get ready for the return of me King Hamm and "The King's Hour"
As always. Call in to listen to th show live or click the link to come into the chatrooms and listen live ... Call in number (323) 870-4619 Press 1 to join in the conversation or just sit and listen to the show .... and as always
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Martin Luther King Jr was a brave man. He was a bad man. He was a man of God. He was a son. He was a husband. He was a father. He was a minister. He was a pastor. He was a civil rights activist. He was a hated man. He was a threat to the social order of White supremancy. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated April 4, 1968 at the age of 39, in Memphis Tennessee at the Lorraine Motel by Jame Earl Ray. We have to know America's history, otherwise we may repeat mistakes of the past. Evil prevails when good men do nothing. No one can do everything. Everyone can do something. The time is now to complete the civil rights initiatives of 50 years ago.
Join Host Yvette Porter-Moore as she interviews her guest Ty Gray-EL. The ‘Minister of Poetry' is an internationally renowned poet, storyteller and the founder of Breath of My Ancestors Corporation, a Cultural Enrichment Firm and recently appointed as National Spokesperson for the SPOKENWORD BILLBOARD AWARDS.
Ty earned a B.S. in Street-ology from the District of Columbia, a Master’s Degree in Survival from the Ghettos of North America and a Ph.D. in Psyche-ology from the University of Adversity and Hard Knocks. While some laugh at Ty's academic achievements (being once labeled ineducable) he is as proud of his accomplishments as any holding degrees from Howard, Harvard or Yale. He is an author, activist, lecturer, playwright, public speaker, husband, proud father of four and Member of Reid Temple AME Church.
Rising from the woeful condition of being labeled ‘ineducable’ to becoming the author of ‘Breath of My Ancestors/Reflections from the Conscience of an African in America,’ to being called by some “The Vessel through which our ancestors speak”, Ty as a performance poet and Storytelling-Griot has appeared on the Michael Baisden Show, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, WHUR, BET News, the Pacifica Radio Network and Sirius/XM Radio as well as featured in the Washington Informer and Washington Post newspapers.
He confronts the issues of racism and bigotry with poetic compassion, dramatic storytelling and historical fact while weaving a tapestry of tolerance and hope. Ty’s presentations are a slice of lecture, a slice of poetry, and a slice of theater that all come together like grandma’s sweet potato pie.
In this episode, Alex and Dan gripe about current events, try to figure out the history of President Obama's recent praise of American muslims, and much more.
As Carl Sagan said, "You have to know the past to understand the present." History has shaped our nation's character, and our collective strength is measured in how we came together during our most challenging moments: the Civil War, World War I, Prohibition, World War II, the Dust Bowl, McCarthyism, the Cold War, the Challenger disaster, Operation Desert Storm, 9/11 and countless struggles before and since. But history also contains triumphs, from ending slavery to the moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall to Mars rover Curiosity. Join in discussion on these and more with historians, collectors, authors, professors and conspiracy theorists alike. Our hosts also show much support for our troops and military families. In fact, technology has played a big part in bringing soldiers closer to home, as they text, email and Skype from the front, and our â€œtalk to the troopsâ€ episodes are always inspiring.
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