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Carl Siciliano, founder and executive director of The Ali Forney Center, talks to Randy about the current #HarlemNoHate Campaign which aims to raise funds to help the Center purchase a church in Harlem to expand it's services for homeless LGBT youth.
The poetic irony is that the pastor of the church, Rev. James Manning, has spent years spewing vitriolic hate speech towards the LGBT community in Harlem.
Pastor Manning is notorious for signage at the church with messages such as “Jesus would stone homos” and that all supporters of LGBT people should be cursed with cancer, HIV, madness, and eternal damnation.
"The biggest reason our youths are driven from their homes is because of homophobic and transphobic religious beliefs of their parents. If we are able to obtain the space it would truly be a triumph of love over hatred," says Siciliano.
The church is being put up for auction due to unpaid bills and tax liens on February 24th. The goal of the #HarlemNoHate campaign is to purchase the church and make what was once a place that put religious-based hate on broad display, and turn it into a safe haven for young LGBT.
The Ali Forney Center is the largest and most comprehensive organization in the nation dedicated to housing LGBT youth. AFC serves youth aged 16-24, and provides emergency and transitional housing, street outreach, a drop-in center, medical and mental health treatment, a vocational/educational program, and a counseling project for the families of LGBT youth.
Listen as we talk about the difficulties homeless LGBT youth face and how you can help.
You can donate to the #HarlemNoHate campaign by clicking here.
Please join Miss Catherine as she welcomes Ali Bailey back to the show. Ali is a musician from Naugatuck, CT where she is a strong advocate for anti-bullying and suicide awareness. Ali just released a new song as a 911 tribute. Parental Advisory album will be released in January 2016 and a big show at a huge venue in Chicago is planned for that month as well!
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Join in the black radio as we welcome for the very first time to our platform sister Zaza Ali.. She is returning after a short break.. To bring you that revolutionary energy from the ancestral realm! This promises to be a powerful explosive experience for the family! If you have a comment or questions for Zaza ALi please call (619) 924-0694 and press #1 lets get it!
"The Complete Muhammad Ali," the famed Oakland poet, playwright and author of 30-plus books Professor Ishmael Reed is more than the sum of his two current positions as Poet Laureate at the San Francisco Jazz Center, and as lecturer at the California College of the Arts. He's well known for his biting satire and critical works on political culture and social oppression. During his long and ongoing career, he's written countless boisterous essays, was nominated twice for a National Book Award and was a Pulitzer finalist for a book of poetry titled, "Conjure." Angela Hill Contra Costa Times
Radio-Canada’s flagship French-language book program, Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! Donald Cuccioletta calls The Complete Muhammad Ali by Ishmael Reed an “excellent book” that must be read to understand the boxer and his times. If you understand French, you are invited to listen to this interview.
Mohamed Ali a dépassé l'arène. Il a joué un rôle important dans le développement du mouvement civique, des groupes les plus modérés aux plus activistes », dit Donald Cuccioletta, qui a lu l'imposante biographie que lui consacre le poète et essayiste afro-américain Ishmael Reed. « La narration d'Ishmael Reed ressemble au free jazz », ajoute notre collaborateur.
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Jimmy and Jerome Ali are the twin sons of Brenda and the late Jimmy Ali, Sr., an avid jazz enthusiast and pianist Born in Detroit, Michigan at a time when Barry Gordy's Motown Sound was igniting the world. They embraced R&B music and such great jazz artist as Charlie Parker, Eddie Harris, Stan Getz and Art Blakey.
As young teens, Jimmy & Jerome were organizing "jam sessions!". All of the neighborhood musicians would come & wait their turn to jam with "the twins". Their Dad Jimmy Ali Sr., had an, open door policy allowing neighborhood teens to come over & rehearse so that they could form bands & perform at the High schools & local hot spots with the Ali Boys. Some awesome talent emerged from that basement on Littlefield Street. Mr. Ali (Bart) as he was affectionately called, had a tough policy to abide by~ NO DRUGS, NO DRAMA!! And yes, he WOULD enforce it.
Jimmy and Jerome have shared the stage and recorded with such diverse artist as: Carlos Santana, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Earl Klugh, Buddy Miles and the Doobie Brothers, to name a few.
Jimmy and Jerome, known professionally as the Brothers Ali, have performed at the Las Vegas Hilton, Mandalay Bay, Paris, Caesars, Aladdin, Stardust Hotels, Lake Las Vegas, and the Green Valley Resorts: "The District" They also appeared at the 1st Annual Newport Pacific Jazz Festival on 8-28-05 in Las Vegas and performs at Town Square Live! & the Ritz Carlton. They have also performed at The Wynn Hotel for Mrs. Wynns private dinner party & at the Mirage 8/08 for The Michael Jordan Foundation for the 4th consecutive year. Voted the best jazz group for the American Black Music Awards '08
Ali Levine’s passion for styling shines brightly in more places than you realize. She has shared her fashion sensibilities for achieving effortless chic-ness in several media outlets, including: The New York Times, USA Today, FabFitFun, Type F and the Examiner.com. You can also find Ali’s work gracing the celebrity shoulders of A-listers like Jesse McCartney, Lauren Bowles, Arianny Celeste, Chelesea Kane, James Maslow, Oona Chaplin, Augie Duke, Lilian Garcia, Cody Longo, and Brooklyn Jai on the hottest Hollywood red carpet events. Ali’s fashion visions have come to life in countless editorials: EnVie, Vogue Italia, Glamoholic, Bello, Pure DOPE, SEXEE, Fashion Couture, Luxxy, Coco, and Prysm Magazine to name a few. Her work is also found in popular prints such as Boostcase and Brittney Palmer’s yearly calendars; music videos; buzz feed commercials; advertisement campaigns; and independent films. Needless to say, she enjoys having what she considers to be the “best job in the world”.
Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Tues. Feb., 2nd, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. Our guest will be ZaZa Ali author of “Black Matters”. We'll also discuss her upcoming lecture in Detroit on Sat. Feb. 6th at Nandi's Knowledge Cafe. Call (313) 865-1288 for more info about ZaZa Ali's lecture.
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