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  • 02:10

    Urban Therapy with Sun #103 White Women Raising Black Children

    in Health

    We probably see it everyday but do we really put any deep thought into it? We have not one but two White mothers of Black children to share with us their challenges, issues, triumphs and disappointments of raising their biracial children. These two women are Patty Candell and Leah Wagner and they are gonna put us onto a perspective that is rarely considered by the browner side of us. Well, maybe it is considered but other shows don't have the balls to do it like Urban Therapy with SUN will.

    Do we care about their challenges? Are we aware of their challenges? Do we consider the way that they raise children who look like us to be the same way that we raise our children? Do they feed their kids the same things that we eat? How do they deal with disciplining their children? Is it all calm talk, reasoning and time outs?
    How do they do their daughter's hair? Where do they get their son's hair cut? What happens when their children ask what race they are and why mommy and daddy look so different? What happens when deeper cultural, heritage and identity questions and issues arise should they come up? How do White mothers deal with their children's peer pressure to date, dress, talk and act BLACK so to speak? What happens if they talk WHITE?
    How does the White mother handle the looks and stares that some may give when they go to register their children for school or when they have to interact with other parents who have not been in interracial relationships and may be negatively judgemental about this?

    On this show we will hear firsthand the way that a White woman feels when she is around Black women who may feel some kind of way about them "taking" their Black men and if that is even the case?

  • 00:58

    BS of the Sun Podcast 3/17/15

    in Basketball

    Sean Sullivan joins the show this week to discuss the Phoenix Suns week in review, take an Alex Len confidence poll, delve into March Madness and look ahead as the Suns come down the home stretch.

  • 01:02

    BS of the Sun Podcast 3/4/15

    in Basketball

    Dave King is my copilot again this week as we discuss an eventful week of games that included a Westbrook vs. Bledsoe showdown, a beatdown of epic proportions by the Spurs, a wrestling match against the Heat and a slump busting victory over Orlando.


    Randy Hill from Fox Sports Arizona joins the show to discuss the X's and O's of the Suns offense and addresses the topic of player effort.


    We also touch on the negative news from the week including Markieff Morris calling out the fans (then getting ejected the next game) and Channing Frye taking a shot at the Suns front office. Basically, a pretty normal week for the Suns as of late.

  • 02:02

    Urban Therapy with Sun #97 You Don't Know Black with Laurin Crosson

    in Lifestyle

    If you're anything like me then you think that you know a Black person when you see one and you know a white person when you see one right? But do you? Are you sure? Are you always sure? The truth is that Black people come in so many different shades of dark and light that it's not always as easy as trusting your eyesight. You can be easily identifiably Black by being dark with kinky hair and other features but you can also be blonde haired with blue eyes with straight hair like Laurin Crosson has.
    Do you think that because you have the features of a white person that you will automatically enjoy white privilege? Watch what Lairin has to say about that.
    Do you think that because you can pass for being white that that would automatically be what a person would choose to be? See what Laurin has to say about that.
    Do white people always accept a person who is visibly white as their own? Ask Laurin.
    Would the Black community embrace a person that looks white as one of their own or would they scrutinize and write a person like that as a fraud? See what Laurin's experiences have been.
    This show will be a lesson about acceptance and identification. About learning that what you see isn't always what you get. About learning how and where to fit in and be comfortable despite being different.
    This is about learning how to make it against the color complexion odds from a different perspective than we are used to hearing it from.
    Most of all this show will be about what being Black or white means vs how it plays out in real life.
    This show is sure to please.

  • 02:11

    Urban Therapy with Sun #133 Can Eating It Make Me Happy?

    in Health

    This show is kinda about eating disorders but not all the way.
    Does food make some people feel better? Does it substitute for other deficiencies in people's lives?

    Recently I put out a question on Facebook dealing with this situation: I just heard a conversation between two women in the fitness room and one of them was saying that she gained a lot of weight because she didn't have a man for a long time.

    Huh? Loneliness = weight gain?

    Can someone explain this logic to me?

    One of the things that many responders eluded to was that the woman in this example probably compensated her loneliness with food. Is this true? Can that work? Are there many people who resort to this?

    Can eating unhealthy foods make a person feel better emotionally? If so, why does it have to be the unhealthy foods that do the trick? When does it stop? Is it a woman thing? Do men go through this as well? If men go through the same thing then is it for the same reasons?
    Will men or women change their lifestyle when or if they get what they have been missing?

    We'll get into these things and more and we'll also talk about turning all of this around and how eating nutritional foods can also cause emotional problems.

    This show will be the absolute bomb! Tell some friends.

  • 02:20

    Urban Therapy with Sun #132 Through with The Man/Woman But Not The Kids

    in Family

    What happens when you end a relationship with someone but you have forged a really strong bond with the kids during your relationship with your ex man/woman even though the kids aren't your biological kids? You may have had a hand in raising that so how do you handle that? Do you have the right to keep a relationship with them? How would that work? Could you set up visitation rights to still see the kids even though you're no longer with the mother/father nor are the kids your biological kids? Yeah, this is a serious situation.


    What happens when the kids ask where you are and when you're coming back around? What about when it is explained why you are gone and why you won't be back to stay? What do you do about missing them? Is that like divorcing the kids even though they aren't your biological kids?


    Do the kids have to sneak and see you? Do you have to sneak and see the kids?


    What about when either of you begin a new relationship with someone else? How do you explain to them that you just love the kids and probably still do for them but you're not dealing witht the ex anymore? Would you believe that if your new love told you that? Would a situation like that get in the way?


    Some people who have been in this stuation have actually taken custody of the kids? How does that work?


    Do you still keep doing for the kids that are not your own kids and if so, for how long?


    This is your show right here! Tell all your friends and relatives to tune into this one because it's gonna be something else!

  • 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.

  • 02:09

    Urban Therapy with Sun #131 Is Being A Single Parent No Longer A Good Excuse?

    in Lifestyle

    Are parents who aren't married influencing people who want to get married to remain single?
    Many people who think about having children want to get married. It's the traditional way of raising a family, it often eases the pain of managing finances, children are said to be better adjusted in a household where there are two married parents and the fit into society seems to be a good one for married people.


    Many parents who are not married make ways to make a decent living and provide for their children financially, emotionally and educationally. Some fair better than their married counterparts.


    Some single parents are eligible for assistance programs such as grants to send their children to private schools. This can be the case even if they make a decent wage. Is that fair to married couples?


    What are some things that single parents benefit from that married parents might not get?


    What about the stigma of having multiple children by different moms or dads? Why do some find it easier to deal with this stigma than others do?


    With so many single parents in our communities nowadays, is being a single parent a big deal anymore or has it become something that we've come to expect and accept?
    There are many people who refuse to have children without being married and others who refuse to date anyone who has kids. Is that right?


    Is being married a badge of honor?


    Is being a single parent unacceptable?


    All my single parents should come out for this one whether you like being single or not because this one is gonna be hot! Tell your story and how you feel.

  • 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!

  • 02:20

    Urban Therapy with Sun #128 The Amount Of Time It Takes To........

    in Lifestyle

    How much time should it take to get over or at least past a breakup and how long should you wait after a breakup to start dating again?

    How much time should it take to grieve the loss of a loved one?

    How long should you date before you get engaged to someone?

    How long should a mother breastfeed her children?

    How long should you:

    Use condoms before using other forms of birth control?
    Let your kids live at home?

    Wait before you let someone meet your parents?

    Date before you let someone meet your kids?

    Succumb to depression before seeking professional help?

    Support someone financially before you cut them off?

    Allow your kids to be in diapers before potty training?

    Work at a job that has little or no chance for advancement?

    Etc, etc,etc.

    You get what this show is about? This is a call in show to ask about the timeline of anything you wanna know and we're gonna try to answer everything to the best of our ability.

    It never hurts to ask right? Let's see what we get out of this.

  • 01:20

    The Myth of The "Strong Black Woman" Call in 347-215-8933

    in Women

    The recent events in Baltimore brought the issue of black women and their role as parents and as participants in black protests movements to the forefront. From the women who hit her son and was defined with a narrative by national, primarily white media to the black women who were standing on the frontines in protests in front of police for black male victims of violence but are noticeably absent around protests around black women who are victimized as well. This episode will explore the reason why black women are consistently presented in a very narrowly defined way and will open up a discussion on why they are expected to accept pain as a norm and regular part of their existence in contrast to other races of women. Call in with questions and comments. 347.215.8933