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  • 01:52

    Mandy Carter Recaps-Bayard Rustin Commemoratioin

    in Social Networking

    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

  • 00:22

    Aleen Bayard - Planning Your Exit Should Be Part of Your Annual Planning

    in Management

    Aleen is a leadership development and executive coach. Her coaching approach is to help the client use the

    coaching process to accomplish specific business goals. The sale or succession plan is one of the most

    complex and emotionally-laden business scenarios she encounters.

    Questions discussed:

    What is the biggest issue you see when working with business leaders, especially those in the process of

  • 02:14


    in Music


  • 00:43

    Suspense Radio - with Louis Bayard

    in Books

    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!!

  • 01:33


    in LGBT

    welcome back Esteem Awards Founder and Publisher of PrideIndex .com, Phillip Eteem. 

    Philip started working in the community with Black Pride (Chicago in 2005) he began networking and was being introduced to people that were doing good things in the community and never really recognized as they should have been.

    After a short time Philip founded the Esteem Awards and some of the pass awardees included organizations such as Craig Johnson, Sanford E. Gaylord, David Bridgeforth of DBQ Magazine, Trisha Lee Holloway of Howard Brown, Simone Koehlinger, Gregg Shapiro of boi Magazine,brklynboihood.com, colorlines.com, The Trevor Project, About Face Theatre, The Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC), and Can We Talk For Real, Blog Talk Radio just to name a few. This year’s awardees include: Erik Glenn, Program Manager, Black Gay Men's Caucus, Mona Noriega, Chairman & Commissioner of Chicago's Human Rights Commission; ATL's Love Works with Juan and Gee; Pastor Jamie Frazier; Sharon Zurek Founder of Dykes Delicious Film Series, Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP); writer/activist/social critic Darnell L. Moore; Activists: Mandy Carter, Tiq Milan, Angelica Ross; Jaison Ashley Gardner & Dr. Story of the blog talk show "Strange Fruit;" 

    The ESTEEM AWARDS is awarding some of the LGBTQ best, Saturday, July 2, 2015 at Sidetrack beginning at 2pm don’t be late. 

  • 02:32


    in Current Events

    Dr. King was invited to speak at Saint Peter’s Michaelmas Convocation by the board of trustees, with the main push coming from Jesuit Father Victor Yanitelli, the president at the time. Held at the beginning of the school year, the Michaelmas Convocation is an annual celebration honoring student and faculty with awards as well as featuring a guest speaker.Saint Peter’s awarded Dr. King with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and Letters. After receiving the honorary degree, Dr. King spoke on the evils of inequality and how segregation was in opposition of democracy.

    When Martin Luther King visited the White House on June 22, 1963, President John Kennedy took him on a private walk in the Rose Garden and urged him to cut his personal and organizational ties to both Stanley Levison, a white businessman and lawyer who was a close confidant, and Jack O’Dell, a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staffer who had been hired on Levison’s recommendation, on the grounds that they were Communists. Levison had been a central figure in party financial activities. Not only was he the source of a big chunk of money bundled from Communist-leaning businessmen, he was also actively involved in laundering party funds. 

    A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement, and helped mold Martin Luther King, Jr. into an international symbol of peace and nonviolence.

    Despite these achievements, Rustin was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era.

  • 01:30

    (A Repeat) SOUL FORCE IN ACTION-Bayard Rustin

    in Spirituality

    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.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special broadcast of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We present our regular PANW reports covering responses to the South African President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address; the current status of the battle against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa; and the ongoing imperialist-engineered internecine warfare in the North African state of Libya. In the second hour we hear again from Falan Johnson, Chivisual Two'knu, reading two of her poems and a polemic on the state of African unity. Also in this hour we continue our commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik Shabazz, with the audio file of a March 17, 1963 television interview over Chicago City Desk and excerpts from a debate with Civil Rights strategist Bayard Rustin, also from 1963. In the final hour we present part II of an interview with historian Laurent Du Bois on the Haitian Revolution.

  • 01:34

    Black History, Civil Rights, and Selma.Do you know the whole story?

    in History

    CWT4R will discuss with Dr. Rhue the movie SELMA and how the character Bayard Rustin who was one of Dr. Kings’ advisors was portrayed. We will ask Dr Rhue to explain how important Bayard Rustin was to the civil rights movement and how he should really go down in history. Dr Rhue will be talking about other LGBT African Americans leaders who paved the way for us as Black Americans and were hidden during the movement but were instrumental in its success as Bayard Rustin. Join us as Dr Rhue discusses the many faces in history and the many faces of those who were GAY.

    Dr. Sylvia Rhue is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and producer. She is a native of southern California. Sylvia went on to receive a Doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, CA. She was the first African American to receive this degree. As a part of her dissertation, she was able to create a documentary on black lesbians, which re-kindled her childhood interest in making movies. This passion culminated in her co-producing with Dr. Dee Mosbacher and Frances Reid, the acclaimed documentary “All God’s Children,” a film that dealt with African American values, gays and lesbians in the civil rights movements, and African American responses to homophobia.


  • 00:59

    Waiting on the Dream: Life in America After Martin Luther King, Jr.,

    in Politics Progressive

    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. 

  • 01:09

    SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL - Waging Peace With Nonviolent Direct Action

    in Spirituality

    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