• 00:51

    What Does It Mean to be an Abolitionist Vegan?

    in Health

    Having personally abolished animal use from her life by becoming vegan, Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and Executive Director (volunteer) of The Abolitionist Vegan Society (TAVS) assumed she had addressed the speciesism that empowered her human privilege in the non-vegan world, but she discovered that that was an incorrect assumption.  She learned there was a piece of speciesism left she could best describe as, “I honor your right not to suffer, but I do not honor your right to justice.”  

    Once she examined this position closely, she chose to fully allow animals into her heart and dedicate her life to their right to justice.  She learned the war is not with the animal use industries -- the war is with the insidious speciesism in our hearts and minds which empowers animal use and new welfarism.

    Sarah recognized that animal use industries do not, under any circumstance, want us to unite behind the banner of veganism and call for an end to animal use altogether.  “They want us to agree to wrestle them so they can tire us and delude us into thinking they are making positive changes for animals.”

    Tonight we will talk about the idea that if you want animal rights, it is time to battle speciesism by uniting behind the banner of veganism which effectively addresses all uses, species, products, forms of treatment, companies, and countries at the same time.  As Sarah shares, “The only thing that will create lasting change and animal rights is transmuting the speciesism, and the fastest way to do this is by unequivocally advocating for veganism.”

    Please join us, ask questions and learn more about the vegan abolitionist movement: what it means for us, for the animals and for the world.

  • 00:49

    Genealogist, Gist family, African Am., Native Am , White Abolitionist

    in Education

    Join The Gist of Freedom as we speak with two Gist family genealogists, Dr. Natalie Pierce and Mr. James E. Gist. 

    Peter Gist Still the long lost enslaved brother of the Father of The Underground Railroad,  William Still. After 40 years Peter is reunited with his mother Charity Still!

    Samuel Gist was a resident of Great Britain and Virginia. In his will, Gist insisted his daughter free all the slaves she owned on the Gould Hill Plantation in Virginia. She complied and establish 6 free Gist Settlements throughout Ohio. Many of the descendants of the enslaved Gist settlers still live on the settlement.

    Samuel Gist was orphaned.  In 1739,  he was shipped to Virginia where he was indentured. 

    Sequoyah (George Gist) created the Cherokee alphabet, the syllabary.

    Secessionist South Carolina Governor – William Henry Gist, 1858-1860 The first to secede

  • 00:48

    On Christmas Eve 1855, Couple's Bold Strike For Freedom, Commandeered Arsenal!

    in Education

    On Christmas Eve 1855, Barnaby Grigsby and his wife Mary Elizabeth, took the slaver's best team of horses and his carriage, packed it with knives and guns, and fled slavery. Grigsby and Elizabeth were married.

    William Still was the Black abolitionist from Philadelphia who was described by the New York Times as "The Father of the Underground Railroad". He commissioned Harriet Tubman's rescue missions. This famous abolitionist literally wrote the Underground Railroad book. The book which explained the story, narratives often in the words of the participants in the effort to escape slavery.

    Click to Listen To The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to you "The Bold Strike For Freedom" an excerpt from William Still's Book, The Underground Railroad with guest Erik Estep!

  • 00:59

    Keeper of the Fire with Teresa R. Kemp

    in History

    Join Author Teresa R. Kemp for a discussion of her new book "Keeper Of The Fire". This book discusses her Gullah Geechie culture and includes 480 pages of heritage research done by five generations of her family documenting their journeys across Africa to enslavement in America - representing more than 187 years of history in America. They passed down documents, a culture of faith, and a tradition of service to the community. 

    Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp is the 5th Generation Quilter, historian and owner of Plantation Quilts and UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum. Born in Baumholder, West Germany to the late Dr. Howard and Serena (Strother) Wilson. She graduated from Berlin American High School and  attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She transferred to West Virginia State University and  graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also graduated from DeVry University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. 

    In 2005, with her parents she opened the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum. A staunch advocate for conservation, healthier lifestyles for all and, as an Abolitionist, she fights Human Trafficking while researching international slavery & preserving the world’s cultural heritage. 


  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this program we will feature our regular PANW reports some of which address the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as well as other issues. In the second hour there is an examination of the colonization and enslavement of Native and African peoples in the western hemisphere focusing on Spain and Britain. The final hour features a lecture by documentary historian Eric Foner discussing the deep and systematic role of racism and slavery in the development of the United States and the role of the abolitionist movement in the early to mid 19th century.

  • 00:32

    SpokenHeard with Maximus Parthas and Susan Dobbe Chase

    in Poetry

    Maximus Parthas (Born in 1964 in Paterson, NJ) is a Modern Day Abolitionist, Activist, Spoken Word Artist, and Mentor. He is a visionary who doesn’t mind speaking his mind and facing the ugly truths of modern day slavery head-on via the use of public platforms such as social media, broadcast radio, spoken word poetry, and videography. Parthas endeavors to enlighten and educate his audiences by gifting them with poetic images that leave them searching for truth.

    His “In your face” honesty and passion act as a double edged sword that will force you to open your eyes and see the world for what it is (minus the rose-colored glasses); especially when it comes to the topic of Modern Day Slavery and the Prison Industrial System. He has won numerous awards, accolades and is a well-respected in the Spoken Word Industry both nationally and internationally. He has appeared on stage with poetry giants, Emmy, Peabody and Grammy award winner(s), Hollywood Actors and Hip-Hop artists alike. His work has appeared in anthologies, CDs, and numerous publications.
    Maximus Parthas currently lives resides in Columbia, SC.

  • 02:00

    Prosperity Wednesday W/Sister El Special Guests Ashra Kwesi and Adisa Franklin

    in Education

    Today we will discuss health, wealth, business and prosperity.  We will have a health watch from our  In House High Frequency Vegan Chef Queen Vida.  Your hostess Sister El will have special guests Adisa Franklin and Ashra Kwesi.Brother Adisa Franklin is hosting and organizing the Atlanta, Georgia Event Sat. Dec 6th, 2014 for speaker Ashra Kwesi. Brother Adisa Franklin is the founder of The Black Bail Out(blackbailout.org).  He is and Author, Activist and Modern Day Abolitionist, Servant, Public Speaker, Pan Africanist and Crusader for the African Race.   Brother  Ashra Kwesi is a historian(griot) and international lecturer on African History and religion.  He reveals firsthand information from ancient temples, tombs and papyrus papers.  He has spent 14 years as an assistant to the great Kemetologist Dr. Yosef ben Jochannan and has 31 years of study/tour experience in the African Nile Valley.  He is an expert on the Afrikan Origin of Christianity, Spirituality and The Birth of The Black Christ. We welcome your comments and questions 424.222.5250. 

  • 01:02

    Talking with Brian Parsons, Abolitionist and Advocate

    in News

    Tonight I will be talking with Brian Parsons of Traffic Jam ... Abolitionist and Advocate for Freedom
    Brian is married to the love of his life and has have two amazing children. He is surrendered to Christ. Brian was a teacher, a U.S. Marine for nearly a decade, a state corrections officer in Colorado for 6 years and a musician all his life.
    That being said, freedom, life and justice resonate with him. People were not made for cheap sex or cheap labor. Life is to be valued, respected, loved and protected. He does not speak in statistics. He believes that one trafficked person merits as urgent a response as 27 million. He is NOT an expert. He is not a survivor. He is a friend, ally, scholar, advocate and partner.
    The TRAFFIC JAM Campaign works in over 75 countries through more than 120 partnerships with trusted front-line practitioners engaged in human trafficking prevention, rescue and aftercare (restoration/rehabilitation) programs. 100% OF FUNDS RAISED GO DIRECTLY TO THESE IN-FIELD SPECIALISTS. No admin fee is ever taken out. To date, the TRAFFIC JAM Campaign has impacted over 15,000 children the world over. Childhoods rescued. Childhood restored.

  • 00:31

    Black Abolitionist-David Walker "I will Stand My Ground!"

    in Education

    "I will stand my ground"    Abolitionist ~ David Walker's Appeal   "I will stand my ground. Somebody must die in this cause. I may be doomed to the stake and the fire, or to the scaffold tree, but it is not in me to falter if I can promote the work of emancipation."   --------- David Walker    In September of 1829 he published his Appeal. To reach his primary audience -- the enslaved men and women of the South -- Walker relied on sailors and ship's officers sympathetic to the cause who could transfer the pamphlet to southern ports.    He sewed copies of his pamphlet into the lining of sailors' clothing. Once the pamphlets reached the South, they could be distributed throughout the region.    The Appeal made a great impression to the slaves the words were inspiring and instilled a sense of pride and hope.    Horrified whites, initiated laws that forbade blacks to learn to read and banned the distribution of antislavery literature.    They offered a $3,000 reward for Walker's head, and $10,000 to anyone who could bring him to the South alive.    Friends concerned about his safety implored him to flee to Canada......   Walker responded that he would stand his ground. "Somebody must die in this cause,"     A devout Christian, he believed that abolition was a "glorious and heavenly cause."   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2930.html

  • 00:30

    A Middle Passage Survivor, in his own words shares his story~ Olaudah Equiano!

    in Education

    Tonight on The Gist of Freedom listen to excerpts from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a survivor of the middle passage! www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com
    --Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black abolitionist  and  authored the first known  Enslaved African Narrative . He was a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce.  His story is featured in the movie Amazing Grace.
    He settled in the United Kingdom in 1792. His autobiography, "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano", depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.                                                               

       They put us in separate parcels, and examined us attentively. They also made us jump, and pointed to the land, signifying we were to go there. We thought by this, we should be eaten by these ugly men, as they appeared to us; and, when soon after we were all put down under the deck again, there was much dread and trembling among us, and nothing but bitter cries to be heard all the night from these apprehensions, insomuch, that at last the white people got some old slaves from the land to pacify us. They told us we were not to be eaten, but to work, and were soon to go on land, where we should see many of our country people. This report eased us much. And sure enough, soon after we were landed, there came to us Africans of all languages.  


  • New Abolitionists Radio (temporary broadcasting location)

    in Poetry

    New Abolitionists Radio.

    A program that seeks to educate, inform and agitate on the issue of 21st Century Slavery.

    It is an extension of the group called "Move To Abolish 21st Century Slavery."


    Hosted by Social Activist & Spoken Word Poet Max Parthas, With New Abolitionist and Actionist Yohanan EliYah and Black Talk Media Project founder Scotty Reid.

    On this program we discuss recent news on legalized 21st Slavery and Human Trafficking along with projects & people who help combat it.

    Archived podcasts are available at www.newabolitionistsradio.blogspot.com


    Today we are broadcasting from blogtalkradio.com instead of Blacktalkradionetwork.com as a temporary solution to a larger problem. Tune in for more info.

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