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  • 01:13

    Black Lives Matter in Grand Rapids Michigan

    in Culture

    Founded on October 15, 2014


    Focusing on dialogue, education, and action against police and state violence on the local, state, and national level. #BlackLivesMatter
    BlackLivesMatter is an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and our allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue amongst Black people, and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action engagement.


    We value dialogue and relationship building between and among Black people.


    Grand Rapids Chapter Online: facebook.com/BlackLivesMatter


    National: http://blacklivesmatter.com/


     

  • 01:23

    Grand Rapids Urban League with President and CEO Joe Jones

    in Lifestyle

    The Urban League--traditionally an African American organization, assists all people in achieving self-sufficiency and equality.   It is a place where everyone is empowered through economic independence and is an organization that  helps people help themselves to a better way of life.  All are welcome at the Urban League and everyone belongs--a place where people come together to creatively solve issues and become champions of their orwn advancement and empowerment.  Come join us as we work to change lives here at the Urban League.  Together we can Be Empowered to make a difference.


    As leader of the Grand Rapids Urban League, Jones leads the development and implementation of an agenda that promotes economic empowerment as a means of elevating the standard of living in the underserved urban communities of Grand Rapids. The League is a 72-year old civil rights organization whose mission is to provide the means to empower African Americans and other minorities to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. Their vision is to be the leader, and preeminent agency in West Michigan effectively utilizing diverse and abundant resources to redress racial injustice and promote racial equity.


    http://grurbanleague.org

  • 02:00

    Colorado Rapids Thugcast: Episode 64

    in Soccer

    Well, this show was supposed to be the glorious return of the Colorado Rapids Thugcast, previewing the 2015 season for the Burgundy Boys. Apparently that might not be happening, though. So... hey, let's talk about the MLS CBA battle between the players and the owners for a while as well! I'm sure Bulldog Ben and myself will find plenty to talk about, unless we've lost our touch or something. (Something tells me we probably haven't. You and I both know that the two of us can talk for hours.)

  • 00:38

    Inside The New York Times Book Review: Vu Tran’s ‘Dragonfish’

    in Books

    This week, Vu Tran discusses his debut novel, “Dragonfish”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Ruth Franklin talks about Lucia Berlin’s stories; listeners share what they’ve been reading; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

  • 01:21

    Black Economics In Grand Rapids Michigan with CEO Jamiel Robinson

    in Business

    For all of its growth in recent years, Grand Rapids still has a long way to go to make itself more economically friendly for African-Americans.  Of the 52 largest cities in America, Grand Rapids ranks 51st, beating out Milwaukee, which was ranks at the bottom.


    Grand Rapids is home to about 40,000 African-Americans, who make up between 20 percent and 21 percent of the population, Robinson said the fact that the city has such a small population of African-Americans compared to other cities on the list might have led to the lower ranking. He also believes Grand Rapids received a low economic ranking, because of the city’s history of institutional racism, which eventually led to a system of hyper-segregation.


    Article written by: Mike Nichols-Grand Rapids Business Journal


    To read in its entirety click on the link provided: http://www.grbj.com/articles/81533-grand-rapids-ranks-among-worst-economically-for-african-americans

  • A Kind Voice On Music featuring Scotty Grand

    in Indie Music

    We are excited to welcome Scotty Grand back to the show! Scotty joined us several months ago as he was working on his debut album entitled "A Songwriter's Right". We learned that Scotty comes from a musical background and has worked numerous years in the background of the music scene as a songwriter and background singer. Scotty has shared the stage with such notable artists as Jordin Sparks and Stevie Wonder. After years of being in the background, Scotty decided it was his time to express himself through this project he calls "A Songwriter's Right". Scotty joins us on the cusp of the release of his first installment of "A Songwriter's Right" called "Paragraph One | Love Is" releasing on iTunes August 19th.

  • 00:32

    Listen: From The Grand Prix Equestrian Event Hosted by Blenheim EquiSports

    in Military

    Listen 24/7 to this program that aired live Aug 29, 2015 from the The Grand Prix Equestrian event hosted by Blenheim EquiSports at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, CA, to honor all U.S. Military veterans who benefit from the services provided by R4 Alliance member organizations.


    Listen to


    Vietnam Veteran William Potter,


    Melissa Brandes VP of Marketing with Blenheim EquiSports,


    Bronson C. Jacoway, Jr. Marine Veteran, Business Man, Very Active in his Community.


    Please SHARE


    More Info: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/august-2015/article/listen-to-call-in-from-grand-prix-equestrian-event-honoring-r4alliance-to-benefit-military-members


    Direct Link to Listen: http://tobtr.com/7852017


    More details will be at: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/august-2015/article/listen-to-call-in-from-grand-prix-equestrian-event-honoring-r4alliance-to-benefit-military-members

  • 01:22

    The OGT : Grand Theft Auto 5 Edition

    in Entertainment

    This episode of the OGT will focus on all aspects of GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 from story mode, to online, tips, jobs, missions, money, and heists.

  • 00:46

    True origin and history of the martial arts by MASTER T. RICHARDSON pt 4 OF 6

    in Radio

    True origin and history of the martial arts with GRAND MASTER  Terryl Richardson


    It is common place for people to say that martial arts originated in the far east (China, Japan). On occasion, I have heard people come close to the correct point of origin by saying Greece. With that I asked myself, “If it is true that every culture that had a need for any army had a form of martial arts, then why would it not be logical that martial arts originated where MAN originated?” I have come to learn that martial arts hieroglyphics appeared on the walls of Egyptian tombs 3,400 years B.C., before the arts arose in China and Japan. These hieroglyphics are found on the ancient temple of Karnak in Egypt. Every nation, or “tribe” in Africa has its own complex and complete martial arts styles and these styles can be seen all over the world.


    There are many people who would argue that Greece contains the oldest records of combative arts such as wrestling, boxing, and Pankration. The Greeks began the practice of wrestling around 776 B.C. By that time Egypt was already ancient. It is known to scholars that the name Greece derives from an ancient name for Africa, “Nigrecia”. Present day scholars of what is commonly known as Greco-Roman wrestling attribute the origins of their sport to illustrations discovered on the walls of tombs at a region of ancient Egypt called Mahez, which has been renamed “Beni Hasan”, or “hill of the son of the Hasan family”. At Beni Hasan, in four separate tombs, there are hundreds of paintings on limestone walls that for the most part, have since decayed. 

  • 01:26

    EXCLUSIVE chat with an Assassin - Kingpin - Bodyguard - Sniper - Drug Dealer

    in Music

    The guest for this show goes by the name FLY from Grand Rapids, MI.  He is a reitred PAID assassin, drug dealer, contract killer, kingpin, and sniper.  The US loved the Godfather Movie where this profession was sometimes glorified.  Contract killing is a form of murder in which one party hires another party to kill a target individual or group of people. It involves an agreement between two or more parties in which one party agrees to kill the target in exchange for some form of payment, monetary or otherwise. Either party may be a person, group, or an organization.


    Throughout history, contract killing has been associated with organized crime and with vendettas. Contract killing provides the hiring party with the advantage of not having to be directly involved in the killing. This makes it more difficult to connect said party with the murder and decreases the likelihood of establishing guilt for the committed murder, because the hiring party did not commit the murder; they only enabled it to happen. It is also often used by parties who do not have the ability to carry the killing themselves, such as a spouse contracting the murder of their partner.


    In the United States, a contract to kill a person is void, meaning that it is not legally enforceable. Any contract to commit an indictable offense is not enforceable. Thus, if a hitman takes the money but then fails or refuses to perform, the customer cannot sue for specific performance or for damages for breach of contract. Conversely, if the hitman performs the killing as promised but the customer refuses to pay, the hitman cannot sue the customer for monetary damages.


    Disclaimer:  The Hosts accept no liability for the content of the material presented tonight, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided. The listeners can Google the topics covered tonight for content about the topic discussed..

  • 00:14

    Assassin - Kingpin - Bodyguard - Sniper - Drug Dealer

    in Lifestyle

    The guest for this show goes by the name FLY from Grand Rapids, MI.  He is a reitred PAID assassin, drug dealer, contract killer, kingpin, and sniper.  The US loved the Godfather Movie where this profession was sometimes glorified.  Contract killing is a form of murder in which one party hires another party to kill a target individual or group of people. It involves an agreement between two or more parties in which one party agrees to kill the target in exchange for some form of payment, monetary or otherwise. Either party may be a person, group, or an organization.


    Throughout history, contract killing has been associated with organized crime and with vendettas. Contract killing provides the hiring party with the advantage of not having to be directly involved in the killing. This makes it more difficult to connect said party with the murder and decreases the likelihood of establishing guilt for the committed murder, because the hiring party did not commit the murder; they only enabled it to happen. It is also often used by parties who do not have the ability to carry the killing themselves, such as a spouse contracting the murder of their partner.


    In the United States, a contract to kill a person is void, meaning that it is not legally enforceable. Any contract to commit an indictable offense is not enforceable. Thus, if a hitman takes the money but then fails or refuses to perform, the customer cannot sue for specific performance or for damages for breach of contract. Conversely, if the hitman performs the killing as promised but the customer refuses to pay, the hitman cannot sue the customer for monetary damages.


    Disclaimer:  The Hosts accept no liability for the content of the material presented tonight, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided. The listeners can Google the topics covered tonight for content about the topic discussed..