• 01:01

    Authors Supporting Authors with Dion Cheese

    in Self Help

    Urban author, Dion Cheese, an African-American writer, penned Who Am I; The Chronicles of Cain; Explain It To Her Momma; and Caught Slipping.


    Formally a hip-hop recording artist, father, convict, and drug dealer, Dion was born in northern New Jersey, the 7th of 8 siblings. Raised in the inner city section of Plainfield New Jersey, his life was anything but a Norman Rockwell portrait; life was hard, cold and at times cruel. Crime and drug-ridden, Dion avoided the lures of selling drugs and/or using them, coming from a family where everyone had succumb to one or the other. He somehow managed to have the force of will and vision to step outside his world, becoming the first in his family history to go to college to pursue a degree in Chemical  Engineering.


    In his late teens, however, he felt the pull of the large wake his older brother was creating in hip hop music. Robert, A/K/A Dee Jay Cheese, better known as DJ King Kut, by his late teens was already a multi-award winning DJ World Champion, and later an inductee to the DMC Hall of Fame.


    Dion had always been inspired to write, and recorded his first song, “Phenomenal”, through CSI Entertainment in the mid-1980s as a tribute to the older brother’s talents. Two years later he formed Third Street productions and recorded the singles Third Street, Come On Everybody, Kick The Habit, and  Leading The pack — released on Big City Records. He performed live at countless festivals, ands did shows at The Strand Theater in Plainfield New Jersey [headlined by E.M.P.D], and Newark Symphony Hall [headlined by BDP, D-Nice and Poor Righteous Teachers].


    Along with his manager, Bruce T. Dugan, he founded Big City Records and, with the initial release of Third Street, the company established distribution through Schwartz Brothers, one of the largest independent national distributors at that time.

  • 00:44

    Big Stats interviews Jovion

    in Pop Culture

    Big Stats interviews Jovion

  • 00:45

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Tiss Devane

    in Books

    Tiss Devane has been a freelance writer for over a decade. She has written and published various online relationship articles, as well as contributing print articles for Being Single magazine.  Devane says “this experience along with my occasional after hour stumble upon hiked up skirts and dangling belted trousers in my many years as an Office Manager has given me a unique and humorous insight into the widely seductive world of romance, particularly in the office.” Devane’s other literary works range from political commentary to poetry. She is also the owner of an online Zazzle store, Mahoganygear.com, which sells everyday items bearing inspirational messages.


    Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a freelance writer, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is the President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. Cuttino is a plus-size blogger, covering topics that affect full-figured women, and also blogs about publishing advice and industry events.  Cuttino is the author of “Love & Happiness” and “Me & Mrs. Jones,” an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is part of an erotica anthology under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint releasing late 2015. Cuttino’s personal mission is to embrace, enlighten, and empower women—principally plus-size women, but her message is for everyone. You can contact and read more about her at MichelleCuttino.com. 

  • 00:43

    Big Stats Rockin interviews Brandon

    in Pop Culture

    Big Stats Rockin interviews Brandon

  • 00:58

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Khari Toure

    in Motivation

    Born and raised in Oakland, California, Khari first began writing poetry as a young child while living in foster homes. He transitioned from poet to spoken word artist in 2006, and won several poetry slams for his performances. In 2006, he went on to publish a poetry book, release a spoken word mixtape, and performed at some of the top spoken word venues in the country, including Spoken Soul Sessions in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival, Nuyorican Poets Café in New York, Soul Cypher in Oakland and Cafe Nuba in Denver. In 2010, Khari released his first official album, Victory, fusing spoken word, neo-soul, jazz, gospel and hip hop. In 2014, Khari released his sophomore spoken word album, Through Thick and Thin, as well as his book, Curvy and Confident, which is a self-empowerment guide for women to help them overcome low self-confidence, negative body image, and insecurities. Khari is also the creator of the "Curvy and Confident" page on Facebook which has over half a million followers.

  • 00:07

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and J.L. King

    in LGBT

    J.L. King is a national bestselling author, philanthropist, publisher, and producer. One of the most sought-after experts on men living on the down low, he established the Lillie Mae King Foundation to provide financial support to African American families impacted by HIV and AIDS. He has two adult children and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His website is www.AuthorJLKing.com.


    Check out his Amazon Page: Author J.L. King.


     

  • 00:53

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and J.L. King - NEW SHOW DATE

    in LGBT

    J.L. King is a national bestselling author, philanthropist, publisher, and producer. One of the most sought-after experts on men living on the down low, he established the Lillie Mae King Foundation to provide financial support to African American families impacted by HIV and AIDS. He has two adult children and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His website is www.AuthorJLKing.com.


    He will be discussing the 10-year anniversary of his novel, On The Down Low, his current release, Full Circle, and many other projects he has in the works.

  • 01:30

    Big Blue Views - Big Blue Therapy

    in Sports

    Need to talk about your feelings after last night's loss?  Want to tell everyone how much you love this team?


    We'll be here to take your calls & wrap up the season that was....38-1

  • 01:02

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Sylvia Wilson

    in Motivation

    Sylvia “SylkyDiva” Wilson was born and raised in Montgomery, AL. She has performed in a variety of venues— from outdoor and indoor festivals to concert halls including the world famous Apollo Theater with the Alabama State University Choir, and became the opening act for the S.O.S Band, Rough Endz, and Roger Troutman and Zapp. She also landed theatrical roles as “Effie” in DreamGirls and “Evillene” in The Wiz.


    While auditioning for a lead role, she was informed that her voluptuous figure and mocha-colored skin did not line up with the vision for the character and she was advised to lose weight and lighten her skin in order to be considered for the role. In 2007, she decided to showcase her personal experience in her debut theatrical production, “Plus Size Divas The Musical”.


    Then in 2011, “Plus Size Divas The Movie” was birthed. In addition to performing, Sylky is an educator with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Music Education. She is The CEO/Founder of SylkySmoove Entertainment and SylkySoul For The Enrichment Of The Mind, Body & Spirit. Both organizations promote and provide services that focus on empowerment, motivation, size-acceptance and uplifting those that are not considered “the norm” in today’s society.
     

  • 00:51

    Nina Teicholz on why butter, meat, & cheese are the foundation of a healthy diet

    in Psychology

    Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio: "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in science.


    "Best Of" Replay (because I was at an ev psych conference all week).


    Saturated fat is your friend. Really. 


    It turns out everything we've been told about eating fat is wrong. On tonight's show, meticulous journalist Nina Teichholz will lay out the scientific errors, bias, and dangerous misrepresentations that have underpinned the dietary dogma of the past 60 years.


    She'll also lay out the findings of solid science -- why eating more dietary fat will lead us to better health and fitness. 


    Join us as she discusses all of this and more from her brand new book, "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet." 


    Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sunday, 7-8 p.m. PT, 10-11 p.m. ET, at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.


    My show's sponsor is Audible.com. Get a free audiobook download and support this show financially at no cost to you by signing up for a free 30-day trial at audibletrial.com/amya (It's $14.95 after 30 days, but you can cancel before then and have it cost you nothing.)


    Please buy my new book, the science-based and funny "Good Manners For Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck," here. It helps support me and the work I put into this show. Also, Library Journal just gave it a starred review and called it "highly recommended" (Sept. 15 issue). 

  • 02:00

    Big Blue Views - Decision Day & Recruiting Thoughts

    in Sports

    We'll be airing live tonight to take your calls & hear your thoughts on today's press conference as we learn which Wildcats are staying and which ones are pursuing their futures in the NBA.  We'll also talk about uncommitted recruits and who we feel are most likely to choose UK.


    Mike and Michele want to hear from you, BBN!  Call in at 646-716-4741 and have your voice heard or send your comments via Twitter using hashtag #BlueViews

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