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It is a Conversations LIVE special event: Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Walter Naegle to the show to discuss the life and writings of Bayard Rustin, the book TIME ON TWO CROSSES and what it was like to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Rustin's behalf.
Leading the organizing and planning in honor of Bayard Rustin was Mandy Carter who will be joining CWT4R co-host Ina, Michelle and Terry Boi. Carter joined the show in February informing listeners of the upcoming events that occurred last week on August 28th. On the NBJC website entitled “Bayard Rustin 2013 Commemoration Project”. Mandy Carter, Bayard Rustin 2013 Commemoration Project National Coordinator, commented that "most people do not know that Bayard Rustin, an out Black gay man, was the key organizer for that groundbreaking event. America needs to know that Bayard existed. Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and same-gender-loving people need to know that Rustin stood firm in his identity and, by his very presence, challenged others in the Civil Rights Movement to overcome homophobia." Mandy provides information about Someone in History You Should Know. Join us on Can WE Talk for REAL, Wednesday Night at 10:30 eastern, 9:30 central, 8:40 mountain and 7:30 pacific time. Call into 347-215-8985 and press 1 to SPEAK
American Vernacular looks at the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the status of life for the American Negro and why so many are trapped waiting on "the Dream." Tune in and join the conversation for this special presentation as America remembers one of her greatest community organizers and activist for social justice.
The POWER of Nonviolence is understood by far too few people. Mahatma Gandhi said, "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of [hu]mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Violence erupts from the lowest aspect of who we are as human beings. To achieve Peace through nonviolence requires a shift upward and into the Highest Expression of our Being.
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. — Black Elk (1863-1950)
“The first principal of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.” ? Mahatma Gandhi, On Non-Violence
In this holiday episode, we tell the stories and sing the praises of those pillars, those icons of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. Tonight we will profile Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Claudette Colvin, and Bayard Rustin. Learn about their service, dedication, and personal sacrifices to the greater good, to the cause of Liberty and Equality for All. Tune is as we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of these social justice titans.
Pastor Ray Hagins Defends the Murder of Michael Brown & the "Homosexual" Overthrow of the Mike Brown
While millions of Afrikans from around the world are tuned into the Mike Brown organizational movement, the smallhats and "homosexuals" have moved themselves to the front and are refocusing the energy of our youth. While our young people are hitting the streets with the purpose of planning to wage war on the wicked terrorism of the blue shield, they are being fed "pro-homosexual" propaganda and being encouraged to support "gay rights."
In short, the white-sex offenders have taken over the Mike Brown movement from the front. While our Brothers and Sisters are being shot and brutalized in the streets fighting for justice, the "homosexuals" are using their money and influence to take the attention off of police brutality and turn it towards vicious sodomy. They are basically sodomizing the legacy of our Brother Mike Brown.
Even Jesse Jackson recently begged the "homosexual" movement to come to the aid of the Brown family. Mike Brown was a heterosexual, young Black man. It is our resposibility as Black men and women to produce retribution for him - not some filthy sodomites.
Author Philip Reiss of Blue Eyes on African American History will be my guest on 12/7/14 @3pm EST.
Our conversation will cover Philip's career and discussion about his book. We will also talk about the recent uprising in Ferguson Missourri and with Eric Garner.
Until Bayard Rustin’s lecture in the fall of 1962, no other person had brought author Philip Reiss so far toward gaining an understanding of what it was like for African-Americans living as second-class citizens in this nation, which sponsors a pledge calling for “liberty and justice for all.”
The Rustin lecture became Reiss’s point of departure on his quest to learn more fully of the African-American experience; it prompted him to become aware and to truly understand that the entire nation shared responsibility for the dilemma of deep-seated injustices that African-Americans constantly faced. In Blue Eyes on African-American History, Reiss provides an account of a white professor’s learning and teaching about African-American history from 1970 to 1999 at a SUNY community college.
Reiss includes specifics of how and why he took on the challenge of teaching African-American history and discusses the historical events he deems critical for understanding of that history. His study relates the impact of economic exploitation facilitated by racism and how these twin evils are central to the African-American historical narrative.
Along with factual history, this volume intersperses some of Resiss’s experiences as a young boy, as a young adult serving in the military, and as a professor teaching his course. It provides unique insight into a turbulent time in America.
Suspense Radio welcomes Louis Bayard to the show to talk about his latest release "School of Night". In "School of Night" Louis brings two decades together to expose one massive secret. Louis continues to be one of the under estimated historical fiction writers today. However he was named in People magazine as one of the top authors today. Check out the behind scenes action of "School of Night" with Louis Bayard. Time to get your fiction on!!
Today's topic: Midterm Madness 2014
AV's Midterm Madness 2014 is in full swing and we want to be sure you are fired up and ready to vote. With voter suppression laws being struck down across the nation there has never been a better time for American people to show their solidarity and patriotism by voting for leadership that is inclusive and progressive.
American Vernacular invites you to tune in and join the conversation as we address the political, economic, social and cultural issues facing our nation from an urban perspective. Affectionately referred to as America's favorite "angry, black Woman" Sandra Booker hosts this hard-hitting and no holds barred show for the most provocative hour on internet-radio. Monday - Friday, 3:00PM PDT.
Join our "Remember in November" campaign to encourage all citizens to participate in the political process by registering to vote and VOTING in the upcoming midterm elections to ensure the strength of our democracy and make our nation a more perfect union. Your vote is your voice.
Visit us online at http://www.americanvernacular.org for information on upcoming guests and other special events.
Please join us for our three part series on the Civil Rights Movement.
Part 1 will discuss slavery to W.E.B. Dubois.
Part 2 will discuss W.E.B. DuBois to the Poor Peoples Campaign.
Part 3 will discuss the Poor Peoples Campaign to today and the future.
While we strive to cover as much material as possible, this is not a comprehensive overview of these important events. We challenge & encourage you to study beyond what is shared on this program.
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Until then, take care...BFT
January 16, 2012 marks the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We honor Dr. King and the many heroes and s'heroes of the Civil Rights Movement for their demonstration of SOUL FORCE IN ACTION. We particularly acknowledge Bayard Rustin, the hidden brilliant strategiest behind the Nonviolent Direct Action of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
Rustin was a co-founder of SCLS and he taught the principles and practices of Nonviolent Direct Action to Dr. King and the key participants in the boycotts and marches between 1955 and 1968. Raised as a Quaker by his grandmother, Rustin was anchored in peaceful approaches to conscientious elimination injustice and inequality. As well, he traveled to India to explore the "Truth Force" (Satyagraha) practice of Mahatma Gandhi in the Indian Independence Movement.
Dr. Hazzard discusses Bayard Rustin's SOUL FORCE/TRUTH FORCE tactics and his fundamental principle summed up in this Rustin quote: "To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.”
The crux of the conversation is "Activating Your SOUL FORCE as a Spiritual Activist.
Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace."
The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog
Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog
Mixed and produced by Mark Torres
01. Ed Asner
02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali
04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore
05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal
06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali
07. Afrodiva - Angela Davis
08. Living in America - Fannie Lou Hamer
09. The Gift - Thich Nhat Hanh
10. Silence of the Media Lambs - Greg Palast
11. Lily Tomlin
12. Stephen Rhode / Maxine Waters
13. Huey Newton
14. Dr. Helen Caldicott
15. Che Guevara, John Coltrane, Wounded Knee, George Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal
16. Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Adriene Rich, Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Angela Davis
17. H. Rap Brown, Fannie Lou Hamer, Elijah Muhammad, Bayard Rustin, Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson, Jean-Bertrand Aristide
18. Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers, Voice from the Chicano Moratorium
19. Lily Tomlin