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Meet Connie Grier, Connie is an award winning educator with over 20 years experience, focused as a family educator with a strong commitment to social justice. Connie has a great non-profit organization "The RESPECT Alliance, Inc. and serves as an Associate Professor at Wilmington University and Temple University. (we are so proud of her).The RESPECT Alliance is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the achievement gap, one family at a time, by building respectful collaborations between the home, school and community partners, empowering parents to be effective advocates for their children and mentoring our youth; who are tomorrow’s promise.. This Is our (S)hero, Tune in and find out how this one women Dynamo is changing our world...one family at a TIME."Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small this with great LOVE."~Mother Teresa~Thank you Connie
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Author Grier Cooper joins me this week to talk about her book: Wish, (Indigo Dreams Series Book 1)
For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet so she can begin her ballet dance career. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders, the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers.
But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from going over the edge. But life with an alcoholic parent is unpredictable. When the violence at home escalates, Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue. At the risk of losing everything, she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late.
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URBAN EDUCATION AT IT'S BEST
HOUSTON ISD SUPERINTENDENT DR.TERRY GRIER
Current National Urban Superintendent of the Year
Dr. Grier will give us a look at the terrific things happening in Houston under his leadership...and a big thank you to Dr Mark Edwards of Mooresville Graded (NC) for the introduction
Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING
Grier Cooper began ballet lessons at age five and left home at fourteen to study at the School of American Ballet in New York. She has performed on three out of seven continents with companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, totaling more than thirty years of experience as a dancer, teacher and
Her work has been praised as “poignant and honest” with “emotional hooks that penetrate deeply.” She writes and blogs about dance in the San Francisco Bay Area and has interviewed and photographed a diverse collection dancers and performers including Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Glen Allen Sims and Jessica Sutta. She is the author of Build a Ballerina Body and The Daily Book of Photography.
Praise For WISH
“An extremely touching, heartfelt, and often humorous account of a young woman’s journey to live her passion.
WISH reminds us, that despite our obstacles, we can live the life we dream. You won’t be able to put it down.”
– Zippora Karz, Former Soloist, New York City Ballet
Author of The Sugarless Plum/ Ballerina Dreams
Today we feature Grier Gray a women who has written over three hundred poems and is taking the next steps into making it her career.This is a special program that will highlight her writing style and explain her written expression and how it all started.She discusses her inspiration and motivations that help to make her brand of poetry.
Shawn Raiford and Saxual Chocolate Is Jammin on the Delta King........
in The Bible
What's good children of The Most High and THE ELECT? Tonight we will listen to a teaching clip i found on Youtube where a DAWTAH lol daughter is sharing with TMH's Family how the enemy saught to deceive we by giving we (only) 66 of our books and then giving we a translation full of all sorts of mistakes because it was given to we in the language of our enemies and not our orignal Shemitic language like Hebrew or Amharic. If you think yourself to be a Hbrw YisrayElite then you really should go see the Movie called Jupitar Ascending and pray for overstanding and innerstanding. They reveal A LOT in this movie and only those who suppose to receive enlightenment will get it.
Call in if you have questions and definitely STUDY to show yourselves approved to be (not) DECEIVED. It seems I really stepped on the last nerve of some Haitian Sistuh and although I was not coming for her on last night show she claimed that i was. ((shrug))) I will address some of what she posted on my show page. And give my opinion of why i think she is probably a immigrant gov agent-SPY like Minister Louis Eugene Walcott renamed Minister Farrah Khan, Inga Decarlo Fung Marchand aka Foxy Brown which she copied from PAM GRIER and so many, many, many more doppelganger IMPOSTER immigrants they send here to the USA and train them to try and BLEND in with us and keep we indigenous American (negro) Hbrw Yisraelites confused and divided about who we really are. They say uh hit dog will holla. Well she went to yelping loud about shyt she simply concocted in her own deranged Haitian head. smdh I dont even talk to this chick like that and can count on one hand the times I have commented on any of her post. Alright let's get it in.
We will discuss the many love archetypes that are portrayed in the 1992 movie, Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy. We have "The Player" portrayed by Eddie Murphy, The Queen Bee (Corporate Bitch) played by Robin Givens, The Nerd played by David Alan Grier, The Nice Girl, played by Halle Berry. We will also discuss the many themes of the movie such as "Do nice people finish last in love?", "Attraction to the Bad Guy/Girl", and "Can Player's Change?" plus so much more!!
Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable womanizer and male chauvinist. When he meets his new boss, Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens), Marcus discovers that she is essentially a female version of himself, and realizes he is receiving the same treatment that he delivers to others. The film features supporting performances by Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, and Martin Lawrence.
Make sure you call in to voice your opinion on this fun topic about love relationships!
We will speak with the creator of the cultural event that will take place tonight at the Met Museum Mrs. Rubie Britt-Height.
Rubie R. Britt-Height has been the Director of Community Relations for The Mint Museum since 2008. She initiates and manages opportunities to collaborate with culturally diverse community groups, businesses and other organizations to promote art exhibitions and programs. She manages audience development through education and outreach initiatives, represents the Mint at public speaking engagements and serves as an arts ambassador with an emphasis on underserved and underrepresented populations, but her outreach includes numerous diverse groups. She also founded the Romare Bearden Society at the Mint, which has acquired and gifted 3 major works of art to the Museum.
Her main diversity programs are the Grier Heights Youth Arts Program, now in its 11th year, and Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night, held quarterly at the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts.
Join us as we celebrate the 28 Black films that everyone must see for Black History Month at 8pm (EST) 5pm (PST) LIVE nightly. Each is a must-see as it reflects the real life circumstances that many black people have experienced or can relate to. Watch as these films represent a community with a rich and significant contribution to the world. These movies are in no particular order. Don't see a particular movie on the list? Email us: TheFinalWordPodcast@yahoo.com
Unable to pay back the $20,000 he owes the mob, small-time hustler Link (Antonio Fargas) instead gives up the identity of an undercover cop (Terry Carter) who happens to be dating his sister, Foxy Brown (Pam Grier). When gangsters later kill the cop, Foxy is quick to make the connection and swears vengeance. Posing as a prostitute, and with the help of a group of neighborhood vigilantes, she gradually tracks down the hit men, their Mafia bosses and her own brother.
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The Bloggers of "She Was At All My Games' will be on this morning. It is my honor to get their perspective on sports, athletics, academics, and how they have bred champions. It's the journey that they will be blogging about that will be powerful writing and powerful reading.
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