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Join The Gist of Freedom, www.blackhistoryblog.com, as we welcome William Lambert's descendant Christina Streety-Napier!
Lambert was a friend of radical abolitionist John Brown and, like the more militant abolitionist leader Henry Highland Garnet, Lambert called for the slaves to rise up against their masters. At times Lambert very publicly helped fugitive slaves escape to Windsor, Canada, which was just across the Detroit River from the city of Detroit. Lambert’s most famous incident occurred in 1847, when he had the owner of fugitive slave Robert Cromwell thrown in jail so that Cromwell could escape to Canada by boat.
Abolitionist and civil rights activist William Lambert was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1817, the son of a manumitted father and a freeborn mother. As a young man Lambert was educated by abolitionist Quakers.
Twenty-three year old Lambert arrived in Detroit, Michigan in 1840 as a cabin boy on a steamboat, and eventually started a profitable tailoring and dry cleaning business. Upon his death Lambert left behind an estate estimated at $100,000. Lambert was also a founder of the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and served as one of its wardens.
Please Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Adam Tulloch from Great Britian's Production of the play ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’
Olaudah Equiano 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.
Following its success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ will be transferring to Sutton House from the 26th-29th November.
Kidnapped with his sister at the age of eleven, Equiano is beaten, suffocated and tortured on their journey to the coast, which sees him separated from his sister and sold to British traders.
Set in the heart of West Africa during the height of the British slave trade, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ is an honest, uncompromising and moving portrayal of Olaudah Equiano’s early life.
Please note this is a site-specific production with no wheelchair access. The production also contains scenes of a violent nature and is therefore only suitable for those over the age of 16.
Writer/Director – Adam Tulloch
Assistant Director – Sian Edwards
Choreography – Sharon Henry
Music – Jamal Hue-Bonner
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Full Price £10
Limited number of £5 Early Bird tickets
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.
Join The Gist of Freedom with host Natasha Demosthene and guest Professor Paul Ortiz. Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president and other iconic revolutionaries will be discussed.
Black Mexican President Ended Slavery!
During the Civil War Slavers fled to and hid blacks in Gavelston, Texas! Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president Abolished Slavery, Assisted Escaping Blacks and Fought Texas!
Texas President Sam Houston lamented that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. Thus you can see I am in bad luck."
Just two and a half months after Mexico abolished slavery, officials were uneasy about the numbers of new European Americans settling within Mexico and they attempted to curb the number of newcomers.
In 1830, Mexico decreed that foreigners could not cross the border without obtaining a passport issued by Mexican agents.Texans did not respect the MEXICAN border in their pursuits of Freed Blacks. In 1855, Captain James Callahan of the Texas Rangers entered Mexico in an attempt to recapture self-emancipated Africans.
Hotep, Business Abolitionist MBA, PHD
Hotep is president and founder of HustleUniversity.Org, the first self-help HBCU for entrepreneurs. He is an internationally renowned success strategist, Congressional Award-winning educator and entrepreneur known for his out-the-box thinking, guerilla marketing tactics, branding expertise and his unique “no nonsense” approach to teaching leadership, entrepreneurship and practical business best practices. Hotep created the revolutionary Outcome Progression Model, which he has used to improve performance, personal and financial outcomes for over 10,000 individuals and organizations across the world. This work has earned him nominations as a CNN Hero and for the U.S Presidential Citizen’s Award. Hotep calls himself a “Business Abolitionist” and considers entrepreneurship as the key to freedom for all people. He is also the author of several popular empowerment books including the phenomenal classic; The Hustler’s 10 Commandments.
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noun: conundrum; plural noun: conundrums
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Join host, Rikki R. Jones as she opens the discussion for a solution to the problem/ question
Toninght's CONUNDRUM: "So They Remove the Confederate Flag, We protest and Boycott...but is that really helping US change OUR NARRATIVE?"
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Hosted by Augi Schmitz and Mitch Mallett. Broadcast on 1490AM Tampa Bay and here on BlofTalkradio.
This past weeks Supreme Court decision was a monumental moment in American history, as it guaranteed the right for gays and lesbians to get married and established full marriage equality.
"This has been a historic week for all of us. We were victorious in the biggest civil rights battle in my generation's history to date - now our LGBT friends and family can finally marry the person they love in all 50 states. A flag that represents arguably the most tragic period in our nation's history is coming down all across the South and big corporations are refusing to sell this symbol of hatred. And, people like me were allowed to keep the healthcare we desperately need and deserve. It is weeks like this that make me proud to be an American! How did this week make you feel?"
"How did the two parties switch places regarding the South, white supremacy, and civil rights? In Lincoln’s day, a radical Republican was an abolitionist, and when blacks did get the vote, they almost unanimously voted Republican. Today, the archetypal Republican is a Southern white, and blacks are almost all Democrats. How did American politics get from there to here?"
We are pleased to introduce to you Author Francine Still-Hicks! Francine is the direct descendant of entrepreneur and philanthropist William Still. A black abolitionist, Mr. Still authored the 800 plus page book,The Underground Railroad which is comprised of Records of Facts and Authentic Narratives. Still was Harriet Tubman's Financier, Social Media Guru, Publicst and Friend! The New York Times described Mr. Still in his obiturary as the "Negro Known as "Father of the Underground Railroad" -- Once a Slave, He Died Very Wealthy" He died a millionaire.
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Francine is Bringing the genealogy of family history as a conduit - passage way - the underground to finding... "You!"
Using "A Girl Named Charity" as a comparison of a modern day plantation we are living in todays society we can overcome! The hardships, obstacles and competitive world around us - we must never give up our "Hope, Faith and Charity" to find our way to the Freedom. Once you are on your path to liberation you will discover your true self in side - "The Me I Never Was!"
"The Me I Never Was" gently guiding us into the emancipation of all labels placed upon us. Stripping the chains that has bound us from who we were born to be - and discovering a "boundless spirit" born with an authentic matrix!
Looking Forward in Peace & Freedom,
Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson is a Certified School Psychologist who practices privately throughout Pennsylvania and lectures throughout the country. Umar is a blood relative of Frederick Douglass, the great Black abolitionist and orator. As a school psychologist Umar evaluates children ages 3-21 in an effort to determine if they have educational disabilities and a need for special education services. Umar is considered a national expert on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children, as well an expert on helping schools and parents modify challenging behaviors that can ultimately lead to disruptive behavior disorder diagnoses in Black boys. As a child therapist, Dr. Umar specializes in working with at-risk, violent, suicidal and depressed African-American boys and girls. For five years he served as the youngest of five African-American male school psychologists in the 5th largest public school district in America – The School District of Philadelphia. Dr. Umar has been featured on various Black talk shows, college campuses, workshops, conferences and panels in the United States and beyond.
Professor and prison abolitionist Rebecca Hensley?
Professor in the Sociology department
at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Rebecca Hensley is a writer, speaker, and sociologist who's made a life's work out of unapologetically announcing what she sees. She says, " Some people love it. Some people don't. Whatever. The ball is still the ball, no matter what kind of spin somebody tries to put on it." A commmitted struggler against the prison industrial complex she has worked on the behalf of many warriors locked down most recently the Angola 3
A skilled orator- teacher - and activist she will display a lifesworth of wisdom for the future genrations of struggle to advance the cause.
Her Blog: www.whyaminotsurprised.blogspot.com/2010/09/narrative-about-narrative.html
Don't miss part three of the premier series, The Making of a Crossover on Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk with host Justin Wassel an abolitionist of our day. In part three of this series, we step inside the crossover moment and peer into the other side, seeking to understand underlying purposes and significance. Be sure to tune in!
Special music by Heather Evans, "Battle Scars," from her EP For My Generation available at heatherevansmusic.com or Amazon; and Janie Chu, "Tears for the Nation," from her LP Roots available at janiechu.com or CD Baby.
Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk, a safe place of grace where hidden truths of the heart are free to breathe, and lives are free to change. Connect with Justin Wassel on Facebook at Eagles Point or his blog at www.epcrossover.wordpress.com. Broadcast internationally on Voices of Truth Radio Network a SpeakTruth Media production © 2015.
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