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  • 02:03

    Yardie Skeptics (s. 2, ep. 24): Season 2 Finale

    in Education

     


    The Yardie Skeptics are back this Sunday, September 28th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) for one last hoorah as we bring a close to Season 2! Come join us as we review season 2 and share your ideas and comments for topics you'd like to see in season 3. Come join the party and hang with your favourite skeptics.

    Early in the show we re-invite Christina Fenton, lecturer in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at UTech Jamaica and intern at the Bellevue Hospital to talk about Mental Health Awareness Day. Why do we need such a day and how comes no one knows about it? Later in the broadcast we link up with Kenroy Davis, Jamaican journalist and teacher, to hear his reasons for supporting school devotions. Yep, the season finale is a mixed bag of delights, so we're looking forward to hearing from you. 



    Yardie Skeptics Radio
    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism" 



     

  • 01:59

    The Black Program - EP 002

    in Hip Hop Music

    The Black Program rolls with its second episode. Your host Lucius Black (@LouieLafate) has new music, new featured artists, and more show. Get ready.

  • 03:45

    THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK FAMILY (FRATRICIDAL WAR ) FT SISTER RENEE

    in Politics

    JOIN US TONIGHT FAMILY AS BE DISCUSS THE STATE OF THE BLACK FAMILY. WE ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM OF CHILD SUPPORT. IS IT FAIR TO THE MAN? HOW IS THE FAMILY STRUCTURE ATTACKED BY THE SYSTEM OF RACISM WHITE SUPREMACY..AND HOW IT TURNS THE BLACK MAN AGAINST HIS WOMAN AND VICE VERSA. JOIN US FAMILY TONIGHT 9PM AS WE GO IN ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK FAMILY!

  • 02:03

    Yardie Skeptics Radio (S. 2, ep. 23): Exploring Diaspora Issues

    in Education

    The Yardie Skeptics return this Sunday, September 21st at 12:30pm (11:30am Jamaican time) for our penultimate episode in season 2 as we explore the vast range of issues experienced by Diasporic Jamaicans. Why is there still ongoing tension between persons who live inside Jamaica who see themselves as "authentically" Jamaican, and Jamaicans living in the Diaspora who are constantly accused of being "deserters?" Diaspora members keep the economy afloat with a steady flow of foreign currency via remittances, but are scoffed at if the possibility of a Diasporic vote is ever mentioned. Local Jamaicans are the ones who have to deal with the every day realities and hardships of life at home and are tired of being chided as backward and archaic by Diasporic Jamaicans. 

    Can there be any reconciliation? Is it possible to harness the collective energy of each and every person who identifies themself as Jamaican regardless of geographical location? 

    Tune in as the Yardie Skeptics go on a guided tour of Diaspora issues with our special guest Rain Jarrett, adjunct professor of sociology at Florida International University. Wherever you are, if you call yourself a "Yardie" we want to hear from you!

  • 01:56

    The Hushmo Black Forum

    in Current Events

    The Hushmo Black Forum follows current events and news relevant to the African American community. The moderator initiates thought-provoking discussions and conversation for the listing audience throughout cyberspace . Members and guests of Hushmo’s online public forum are diverse individuals who have passionate insights and perspectives on African American issues that range from day-to-day life, politics, media, history, books, sports, entertainment, style, beauty and more.


    The forum features a blog for members to post comments and interact. Writers highlight everything from movies and celebrity fashion to local human interest stories and lifestyle advice.


    The Hushmo Black Forum airs online on Blog Talk Radio every Saturday at 7pm. On Blog Talk Radio, Hushmo Black has taken  an in-depth look at the prolific African American activist W.E.B Du Bois. Hushmo Black has also reviewed and discussed Jimmy C. Cameron's newly released book “RACISM and HATE: an AMERICAN REALITY” and his first book "The Water Boy: The Life and Trials of Jimmy C. Cameron," which documents the life of Jimmy C Cameron and the Cameron family  history in the state of Georgia covering some 230 years and windup centering on an epiphany he had  when wounded in the Vietnam War in 1966."


    Visit The Hushmo Black Forum and stay up-to-date on the latest in African American culture. When you become a member, you're embracing new friendships and a community to share stories and opinions.


    "Like" The Hushmo Black Forum on Facebook and join "The Watering Hole," the place to quench your knowledge thirst!


     


     

  • 02:39

    The Rob Black Show

    in Politics Progressive

    ROB TALKS ABOUT ATTENDING THE LACKLUSTER MAYWEATHER/PACQUAIO FIGHT IN VEGAS.


     


    ALSO THE SHOOTING AT THE PROPHET MUHAMMED DRAWING CONTEST IN GARLAND TEXAS IS DISCUSSED.

  • 00:52

    Black Reconstruction #LaShawnAllenMuhammad 323.927.2913

    in Business

    Hosted By: LaShawn Allen-Muhammad


    Who were the first Black Elected Officials? During the month of November, as the country gears up to re-elect or vote in the next wave of politicians, Black Reconstruction will revisit the Reconstruction era to pay homage to the Black Men who came before Obama.  During this tumultuous time, Blacks not only established townships, they also positioned themselves to be an integral part of government.   


    At a Glance.. In 1855, Brownhelm Township, founded by Col. Henry Brown,  gained notoriety throughout the U.S, when the township elected an African-American to government office.  The NY Syracuse Daily Journal, May 31, 1855 reported that John Mercer Langston was a fugitive slave who had been elected clerk.  Brownhelm's early residents had long been known for their strong anti-slavery stance; and Col. Henry Brown's home on the Lake Shore was often a final stop on the Underground Railroad, before reaching Canada by boat.    African-American Firsts: Government


    Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio.


    State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature.


    Governor (appointed): P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872-Jan. 13, 1873, during impeachment proceedings against the elected governor.


    U.S. Representative: Joseph Rainey became a Congressman from South Carolina in 1870 and was reelected four more times. 


    U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels became Senator from Mississippi from Feb. 25, 1870, to March 4, 1871, during Reconstruction.  


    There have only been a total of five black senators in U.S. history: the remaining two are Blanche K. Bruce [1875-1881] and Barack Obama 

  • 02:02

    Yardie Skeptics (s.2, e10) Happy 1st birthday to Yardie Skeptics!

    in Education

    Happy Birthday!! 

    The Yardie Skeptics will be celebrating their 1st anniversary this Sunday June 1st at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) and you're invited! Join the Yardie Skeptics as we do a year in review, looking back at how we started out as a concept one day during an internet chat and have grown into a veritable alternate media house, the first of its kind, dedicated to secularism, humanism, and skepticism all from a Jamaican perspective. 

    You also don't want to be missing as we roll out the discussion on men and masculinity, the theme for the entire month of June, and do a quick survey of some of the most pertinent issues facing men and boys today in Jamaica. Are men really marginalized? Is it our "divine" role to lead? Do we have a clue about romance? And can a brother just get a shoulder to cry on? 

    Joining us live in studio will be some of the men who've been supporting the Yardie Skeptics from the get go, and if you're listening in feel free to call in and ask them about their take on masculinity. It's the Yardie Skeptics' birthday, but we're celebrating YOU!

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Phone lines are open once the show starts and if you live outside the US you can call in via Skype free of charge. Alternately come hang out in the live chatroom and share your views!

    Yardie Skeptics
    The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yardieskeptics

  • 01:35

    The Hushmo Black Forum

    in Current Events

    The Hushmo Black Forum follows current events and news relevant to the African American community. The moderator initiates thought-provoking discussions and conversation for the listing audience throughout cyberspace . Members and guests of Hushmo’s online public forum are diverse individuals who have passionate insights and perspectives on African American issues that range from day-to-day life, politics, media, history, books, sports, entertainment, style, beauty and more.


    The forum features a blog for members to post comments and interact. Writers highlight everything from movies and celebrity fashion to local human interest stories and lifestyle advice.


    The Hushmo Black Forum airs online on Blog Talk Radio every Saturday at 7pm. On Blog Talk Radio, Hushmo Black has taken  an in-depth look at the prolific African American activist W.E.B Du Bois. Hushmo Black has also reviewed and discussed Jimmy C. Cameron's newly released book “RACISM and HATE: an AMERICAN REALITY” and his first book "The Water Boy: The Life and Trials of Jimmy C. Cameron," which documents the life of Jimmy C Cameron and the Cameron family  history in the state of Georgia covering some 230 years and windup centering on an epiphany he had  when wounded in the Vietnam War in 1966."


    Visit The Hushmo Black Forum and stay up-to-date on the latest in African American culture. When you become a member, you're embracing new friendships and a community to share stories and opinions.


    "Like" The Hushmo Black Forum on Facebook and join "The Watering Hole," the place to quench your knowledge thirst!


     

  • 01:48

    Yardie Skeptics Radio (S. 2, ep. 21): Away with the Rhodes Scholarship?

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    "I contend that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race. Just fancy those parts that are at present inhabited by the most despicable specimens of human beings what an alteration there would be if they were brought under Anglo-Saxon influence, look again at the extra employment a new country added to our dominions gives."
    - Cecil Rhodes, 1902 (extract from last will and testament)

    The Yardie Skeptics turn their attention to the most prestigious international scholarship - the Rhodes Scholarship - this Sunday, August 31st at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to ask the unthinkable; is it time to abandon the Rhodes Scholarship? The endowment for this scholarship comes directly from the exploitative venture of Rhode's mining company in South Africa, where it was well known that Rhodes fully supported British imperialism on account of inherent white supremacy. Why is it then that this scholarship is so celebrated given it's very dark history? Should scholars from former British colonies turn down these scholarships in the future out of respect, or should they accept and convert the proceeds into a force for positive change? 

    You don't want to miss this episode as we are joined in studio by Rhodes Scholar, and former selection committee member, Dr. David McBean. To listen to this episode live, or catch the uploaded version afterwards, simply click the link below. Join the live chatroom to to ask questions and share your comments or call in via Skype to talk to the hosts. 

    Yardie Skeptics Radio
    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism"

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yardieskeptics

  • 00:56

    Black Reconstruction #LaShawnAllenMuhammad 323.927.2913

    in Business

    Hosted By: LaShawn Allen-Muhammad


    Who were the first Black Elected Officials? During the month of November, as the country gears up to re-elect or vote in the next wave of politicians, Black Reconstruction will revisit the Reconstruction era to pay homage to the Black Men who came before Obama.  During this tumultuous time, Blacks not only established townships, they also positioned themselves to be an integral part of government.   


    At a Glance.. In 1855, Brownhelm Township, founded by Col. Henry Brown,  gained notoriety throughout the U.S, when the township elected an African-American to government office.  The NY Syracuse Daily Journal, May 31, 1855 reported that John Mercer Langston was a fugitive slave who had been elected clerk.  Brownhelm's early residents had long been known for their strong anti-slavery stance; and Col. Henry Brown's home on the Lake Shore was often a final stop on the Underground Railroad, before reaching Canada by boat.    African-American Firsts: Government


    Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio.


    State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature.


    Governor  (appointed): P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872-Jan. 13, 1873, during impeachment proceedings against the elected governor.


    U.S. Representative: Joseph Rainey became a Congressman from South Carolina in 1870 and was reelected four more times. 


    U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels became Senator from Mississippi from Feb. 25, 1870, to March 4, 1871, during Reconstruction.  


    There have only been a total of five black senators in U.S. history: the remaining two are Blanche K. Bruce [1875-1881] and Barack Obama 

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