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  • 01:05

    Creamy Crack or Kinky Coils... Let's Talk Hair

    in Lifestyle

    Curves In 3D Talks Hair.... Relaxed, Natural, Coils, Locs, Weaved, Braids, Long, Short, Nappy or Straight. What style defines you? We are talking hair tonight so the show can be straight curly (pun intended).  There are many thoughts about the BLACK woman and hair floating out there....


    She a fake babee... said of those who are natural to the weave queens......


    She is too urban... said of those who wear weave to the Natural sistas......


    We will be discussing it All this Thursday night October 30, 2014... Bring your thoughts, your views and your hair.... We are talking hair DIVAS! 


     “Why don’t you wear your hair natural?”  


    First, please don’t think that how Black women wear their hair reflects the acceptance or rejection of their Blackness. There are other reasons: financial, medical or just personal choice. It is not always an attempt to assimilate to white standards of beauty. Psychological tests show people most trust people who look like them. If that means wearing my hair a certain way in order to continue to provide for my family, there is no contest. I will march into a pharmacy or beauty-supply store and proudly ask, “Relaxers are down which aisle?”


    It's ALL about the hair.... A Womans CROWN and GLORY!  You may leave a comment or join us for the show at 9pm est.


     

  • 02:42

    SUNDAY TALK- QUEST FOR THE SPIRIT- THE BUDDHA

    in Spirituality

    ANCIENT BLACK BUDDHA

    The statues of ancient Buddahs of the East depected him as having wolly hair is always shown in corn rows, or in a pepper corn style with small tight curls. Original statues of Buddha clearly show him to be Africoid, with the wide nose, thick lips and frizzy, nappy, hair which are distinctive Negro characteristics. In most ancient temples throughout Asia where he is still worshipped, he is shown as jet Black. In fact, in most of the ancient temples of Asia and India, statues of the gods and goddesses have Africoid features with woolly hair in the pepper corn style, while some even have dreadlocks. These pictures of Buddha portray him in no uncertain terms as a Negro with kinky, coiled hair, a flat nose and full lips.


    There are absolutely no historical records that portray Buddha as Aryan or White. 
    The first people who conceptualized and worshipped the divine image of the Negroid mould of humanity were the Negroes, and they actually started the practice of Buddhism, the world's first missionary religion. Buddha was an Enlightened Master from the Sakya clan of the Naga Race, and was the first man on earth to preach the great principles of equality, liberty and fraternity. He caused the Nagas to become conscious of their own mind power as opposed to the mantra power. 
    Buddhism, whose doctrines include the Golden Rule, was established 500 years before Christianity in the area now called the Middle East (Africa). Buddha is not a name but a title meaning Enlightened One, Blessed One, or to Become awake. Over the centuries, there have been several recorded Buddhas like Gautama, Sakayanumi, and Siddhartha. Black Buddhist missionaries introduced Buddhism to China, Japan and other countries.

     

  • 00:29

    Interview w/ Self-Started Hip Hop Musician @JaeMac_FLG!

    in Hip Hop Music

    Jae Mac released his mixtape “Mac City” in March of 2014, and later released the hot follow-up mixtape “Gas Leak” Jae Mac & Timbo in April of this year, hosted by DJ J-Spin. Jae is embedding his signature in the music industry with his traverse melodic personality. He will be the face for the neoteric hair care line “ESSENCE for Dreadlocks, while plans to acquire other endorsements.


    For more on Jae Mac check out our Blog at http://TheSashaMarinaShow.com

  • 02:59

    The Natural Hair Movement: Women Of Color & The Great Divide!

    in Women

    Natural Hair.


    Why is it that the term "Natural Hair" alone brings so much emotion to the forefront of a community?


    Why should we even have the term "Natural Hair" which in actuality reveals that most sport as unnatural hair.


    But if one were to mention this to an individual who dyes their locks, straightens them, heats them up and then douses them with all types of substances as though their hair was in a burn unit, you might get a few unkind words thrown your way.


    So most of us understand this common argument that brews under the surface of the Black hair industry.


    But in many recent findings we have discovered that even within the natural hair movement their is a separation somewhat of what many feel are the ideals that personify and represent it.


    Confused?


    Well let me get straight to the point.


    There is a great divide within the natural hair movement that is beyond disgusting and baffles the mind over and above any measure.


    The problem that seems to be ever growing and brewing as we speak is that many women in the Natural Hair Movement seem to want to through shade at anyone who is also in the movement who has hair that is curly and not kinky.


    Is this immature or what?


    Here we expect to see a special breed of enlightened woman, who has embraced her natural beauty and has broken the shackles that society has placed on many to turn around and feel so negatively toward another who is supposed to be on the same team!


    .......and JUST when I thought many of our Sisters were making progress this type of backward thinking rears its ugly head.


    Is this the reason that it seems that only Black women call their trip to the hair salon "The Beauty Salon?" Why is it that I don't hear other races refer to it in this manner? Does this indicate that many Black women do not feel as tough their natural state is anything BUT beautiful?

  • 00:07

    Last Free American- monopoly, efficiently, bad guy business,

    in Entertainment

     where is the economy really headed, because i have no idea, they say it okay, then i hear about people downsizing left and right.


    It was reported today that sales and hiring will pick up later this year. i kind of doubt that, i don't know about you. it seems like nothing has really changed since the 90’s but thats just me. I think we’re going to see more government getting involved and screwing things up for everyone. you know the economy is really difficult to figure out. you have to not touch it, and just let it do its thing, which most politicians have a real problem with. 


    Germany is honoring nazis that tried to kill hitler. well its about time.


    maybe it would have a bigger impact if it was a little sooner, but oh well. these are the guys to movie valkery was based off of.


    Russia has banned a couple congressmen and other american that had anything to do with the prison in guantanamo bay.


    now since when did russia become the good guy. didnt they lock up some girls for saying a cuss word in public. i dont really buy it. i think they’re just trying to impress the UN with their new liberal views.


    hey look at me, yeah im totally into organic food and stuff. when i see Putin playing hacky sack with his shirt on and dreadlocks ill believe he changed.


     


    Gender neutral bathrooms are now at Murray State.


    I have no idea where that is but im guessing someone gave them a big donation.


    its a single stall bathroom, so only one person at a time. and one of them used to be a broom closet. or still is a broom closet, im not really sure.


    basically its a bathroom, just like we have at home. a toilet and sink. so i guess we all have gender neutral bathrooms and just didn't know it. How come my name isn't in the paper.


     

  • 01:28

    Creatively Speaking (TM) On The Air

    in Culture

    Hosted By:


    Michelle Materre, The Grande Dame of Black Whole


    With Guests: 


    Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy Nominated musician. He is also a film composer, producer/arranger and plays a wide range of horn instruments. Jay studied at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and has become a world renowned Latin jazz artist, playing with the likes of Chucho Valdez, Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Candido among others. He is the composer of the soundtrack for the documentary “Changing Face of Harlem” by Shawn Batey. 


    Valerie Jo Bradley is founder and CEO of The Bradley Group, proprietor of Harlem 144 Guest House, and co-author of Harlem Travel Guide. These ventures allow her to share more than 40 years of experience working in media, politics, international affairs, with community-based organizations that promote the history and culture of Harlem. Ms. Bradley’s principal volunteer activity is with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, which she co-founded in the late 1990s. She is also the principal producer of the Historic Harlem Parks Reel Harlem Film Festival which screens films about the Black experience outdoors in the major Harlem parks.  


    Shawn Batey, an award-winning filmmaker, has over 15 years experience as a producer, filmmaker, and writer of documentary films and videos. Third World Newsreel is distributor of two of her films: “Hair-Tage”, a cultural documentary on dreadlocks, and “Through My Eyes”, an interpretation of September 11th from the perspective of Latino and African-American Youth. In the 2007 Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour she incorporated elements of “Changing Face of Harlem” into a multimedia installation. 

  • 02:00

    The Celebrity Link: International Reggae Group The MIGHTY DIAMONDS

    in Music

    Mighty Diamonds are a Jamaican harmony trio, recording roots reggae with a strong Rastafarian influence. was formed in 1969 and remains together as of 2012. They are best known for their 1976 debut album Right Time produced by Joseph Hoo Kim and the 1979 release Deeper Roots.Formed in 1969 in the Trenchtown area of Kingston, the group comprises lead vocalist Donald "Tabby" Shaw, and harmony vocalists Fitzroy "Bunny" Simpson and Lloyd "Judge" Ferguson.[1][2] They had become friends at school in the mid-1960s, and were originally called The Limelight, adopting 'The Mighty Diamonds' after Shaw's mother started referring to them as "the diamonds".[3][4] Their smooth harmonies and choreographed stage show were inspired by Motown vocal groups of the 1960s, with Shaw listing The Temptations, The Stylistics, The Impressions, and The Delfonics as influences as well as Jamaican rocksteady artists such as John Holt and Ken Boothe.[2][3][4]
    Their early recordings were produced by Pat Francis, Stranger Cole ("Girl You Are Too Young" (1970), "Oh No Baby"), Derrick Harriott ("Mash Up"), Bunny Lee ("Jah Jah Bless the Dreadlocks", "Carefree Girl"), Lee "Scratch" Perry ("Talk About It"), and Rupie Edwards, but it was in 1973 that they had their first hit single with the Francis-produced "Shame and Pride", recorded at the Dynamic Sounds studio.[2][4][5] It was their mid-1970s work with producer Joseph Hoo Kim that gave them their real breakthrough.[1] "Country Living" and "Hey Girl", were recorded and released by the Channel One label. "Right Time" followed, on Hoo Kim's Well Charge label, and cemented their status as one of the top Jamaican groups of the time www.crsradio.com 661-467-2407 caribbeanradioshow@gmail.com

  • 00:28

    Xbox, Hip Hop & Dreadlocks: Reconnecting the Generations

    in Lifestyle

    Drastic times have seen drastic measures in American History.  Families have evolved and the teenagers of today appear to be so much different than the youth of yesterday. But are they really that different than yesterday's youth?
    Randy Lewis, author of the book Xbox, Hip Hop & Dreadlocks joins us as he takes a look at the three factors that influence youth: Music, Media and Peers.  In his book he introduces, analyzes and develops strategies geared toward improving our ability to approach, communicate and interact on a positive level with the youth of today.
    Tune in to our interview with Randy as he gives us his perspective and offers solutions. 

  • 02:06

    Your Hairstyle: How Is It Affecting Your Social And Economic Status?

    in Women

    If you have a career that requires you to appear before the public - receptionist, flight attendant, television newscaster, etc., you were probably given a description of what is considered the appropriate "look" for your job. Somewhere in that description was probably the word "professional." Somehow, particularly for women of African descent, that word "professional" is a code word meaning "and get rid of that nappy hair!"  Perhaps artsy people - musicians and entertainers- can get away with it, but how many women or men are seen in top positions in corporate America wearing locks? Jacqueline McCrae of Locpartee examines some of the attitudes surrounding the natural styles of hair, whether "dreadlocks," "sister locks," or the various twists that create an exotic look. Why is our hair a political statement? Can your hairstyle really affect whether you are hired for a job? Can it affect your acceptance in certain social circles? Can it determine whether you are a feasible candidate for public office? Has the wearing of locks by certain "gangster rap" artists caused it to be identified as a"thug" hairstyle?Why are all the women wearing weaves? And is the real problem that we never really learned how to properly value and take care of our own natural hair?

  • 02:58

    Abayomi Azikiwe & Andre Batts of Dreadlocks Comicbook

    in Culture

    Listen to The African History Network Show, Thurs. September, 26, 8pm-11pm EST with guests Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of The Pan-African Newswire and Andre Batts & Maia Crown Williams of The Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention in Detroit. 
     
    1 Hour  - We’ll talk about the J. Marion Sims who was the “Father of Gynecology” and did tortuous surgeries, etc. on African Slave women.   
     
    Andre Batts and Maia Crown Williams of The Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention in Detroit will talk about the Convention taking place Fri., Sept. 27 and Sat. Sept. 28 in Detroit at YouthVille Detroit, 7375 Woodward Ave.  For more information visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/291015094334577/ or www.MotorCityBlackAge.weebly.com.  
    2 & 3 Hour – Director John Singleton recently talked about a troubling and growing trend of African-American Films being directed by White Directors and the need for us to tell our own story.
     
    Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of The Pan-African Newswire will discuss, The Navy Yard Shooting, the possible Government Shutdown, new developments in Syria and the Massacre in Kenya.
     
    Visit www.TheAfricanHistoryNetwork.com for a wide selection of African History/African-American History DVD Lectures and CDs.

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