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Tonight at 8pm ET join The Gist of Freedom as host, Preston Washington welcomes the world renowned Juneteenth Historian/Actress, Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux! Melissa, a Texan will discuss Juneteenth and The Buffalo Soldiers. Please feel Free to call in ~ 347.324.5552! BlackHistoryBlog.com
Tonight The Gist of Freedom dedicates this show to Mexican Warrior Gaspar Yanga!
The first town of freed African slaves in the Americas is not exactly where you would expect to find it — and it isn't exactly what you'd expect to find either. First, it's not in the United States. Yanga, on Mexico's Gulf Coast, Known as the Primer Libertador de America or “first liberator of the Americas,” is a sleepy pueblito founded by its namesake, Gaspar Yanga.
Yanga an enslaved African who taking the role of spiritual and military leader, led a rebellion against his Spanish colonial slavers in the late 16th century and fought off attempts to retake the settlement.
Gaspar Yanga led one of colonial Mexico’s first successful slave uprisings and would go on to establish one of the Americas earliest free black settlements. Gaspar structured the agricultural community in an ordered capacity, allowing its growth and occupation of various locations.
Be First In Media and the Travis County Republican Party will be celebrating Juneteenth at Rosewood Park in Austin Texas. Join us as we will be talking about the history of Juneteenth, Freedom, Liberty and so much more! Great guests and great friends will be joining the fun. Listen in!
Are you all ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow?! We're going back into the archives tonight to play the Thanksgiving broadcast from 2012. Here's what the episode featured:
Faith and Founders segment - a reading of Abraham Lincoln's proclamation for the First National Day of Thanksgiving.
Also a preview of the upcoming Christmas shows and that means it's time for the return of Obama Claus give us the Christmas Countdown Update!
Finally, let's close with a prayer for this Thanksgiving Day and the full version of the beautiful Johnny Cash song aptly named "Thanksgiving Prayer".
Be First In Media, the Travis County Republican Party (TCRP), and T-SPAN will be celebrated Juneteenth at Rosewood Park in Austin Texas. Join James "Pokey" Ritter and I as we will be talking about the history of Juneteenth, Freedom, Liberty and so much more! In the first hour, we had guests: Austin City Council Candidate Andrew Bucknall and TCRP Head James Dickey, and one of the TCRP Precint Chairs, Peggy Cravens on the show to talk about Juneteenth and freedom
JuneTeenth 2012. From The Door of No Return to JuneTeenth, the oldest non-religious holiday in America today. A journey of a people, from Africa to America. Celebrations of Freedom. From Amazing Grace, to Slave hymnals, to People get ready theres a train, a coming. You don't need no baggage you just get on board. All you need is faith to hear the diesel humming. Don't need no ticket. You just thank the Lord.
People get ready theres a train a coming. Its picking up passengers from coast to coast. All you need is faith to hear the diesel humming. Don't need no ticket, You just thank the Lord.
JuneTeenth 2012, Celebrate Happiness, Freedom come to the Negro in Texas. Free at last! Free at Last! Thank God A Mighty, we're free at last. We are an oral people. Through songs, hymnals, the path to freedom was chartered for the Negro. We know survival. We see and don't see. We hear and don't hear. Now that I know it. Make it happen!
JuneTeenth is about the lives of people from the mother land, Africa who became Americans, not by immigration by by trade and thievery. Africa, the documented earliest home to all mankind. Africa, the land of over 800 languages and 5 major types of people. Negroids, Pygmpoids, Bushmanoids, Caucasoids and Mongoloids. It was in Africa where the salve trade was established. It was on the coast of West Africa in the mid 1400's by the Portuguese. It is said the first Africans were captivies in their home lands and were traded for goods to people who came in ships from other countries. The trade of Africans for goods would become the thievery of Africans and this would go on 1400's to mid 1800's and would become known as the slave trade. Africans were taken into other countries and used as slaves. It is estimated that at it's peak africans were being stolen from West Africa at an average of 100,000 to 130,000 a year. Most of these Africans were brought to America. Before I explain the timeline of Juneteenth, please take time and listen to my 2013 JuneTeenth show. And I'll talk to you on this show about the slave revolt in America which was the beginning of freedom of the once African slaves. Rebellion to Revolution
Be First In Media, the Travis County Republican Party (TCRP), and T-SPAN will be celebrated Juneteenth at Rosewood Park in Austin Texas. Join James "Pokey" Ritter and I as we will be talking about the history of Juneteenth, Freedom, Liberty and so much more! In the second hour, we had guests: Corey Tabor, Adam Cahnman, candidate for Travis County Judge, Mike McNamara, and Be First In Media co-founder, Craig Bushon!
JuneTeenth is a celebration of freedom. An American celebration of freedom. A new beginning. It was JuneTeenth 1865, 2 1/2 years after slavery was no longer legal in America, that General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX to free the last American slaves. Texas seceded because of the intent to keep slaves. After all, slaves were property. Texans wasn't letting even the federal government take away their property. It took an army to free the last slaves. Freedom still had and still has prices to be paid. Bills were passed to help the freed slaves. But White men protested helping the now freed "Negroes". White men said helping freed slaves would only cause the Negroes to not want to sustain themselves. Ignorance of what. Today, the same statements are made. We work for little money. The results is working poor qualify for food stamps and other support services. Then GOP says poor people are not contributing to this country. Similar statements were made today by congress rep. Newt said poor children does not know anything about working for money. Newt said no one works in poor communities. These are words from the days of freedom for slaves. Slaves worked and built farms, companies, railroads, roads and byways. Slaves cooked, cleaned, raised animals, raised masters children, cared for livestock, created tools, with work skills the learned in Africa. Knowledge proved powerful. For the works of the slaves helped slaves to purchase their families and buy their own freedom. After all, . the greed of the White Wealthy Men reigned over all else. As is today for too many. JuneTeenth we celebrate a coming of age for America. Not just freedom of slaves. For a chain cannot be any stronger than its weakest link America. Together we stand. Divided we fall.
On June 19th, 1865, slaves in Texas found out that they were FREE...Woo Hoo! Only thing, this was 2 1/2 years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves everywhere else. I guess good news travels slow. Facebook was only 139 years away...damn! Join us here on the FRUIT as we celebrate with Texas on getting the word. How do you celebrate Juneteenth?
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On the November 26, 2014 edition of "Nature Of Reality Radio" I welcome author, speaker, and UFO researcher John Ventre who is the PA State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He is the author of the novel’s “12/21/2012 A Prophecy”, “The Day After 2012”, “UFOs over Pennsylvania”, “Apophis 2029”, and "An Alternative History of Mankind" and a lifestime member of the NRA. He has appeared in UFO documentaries such as "UFO Hunters" and "Hangar 1" and has appeared on many radio shows and helped organize many UFO and paranormal themed conferences.
John's site: http://johnventre.blogspot.com/
She is the Founder and CEO of Faith & Knowledge in Action, LLC, which assists small churches, ministries and non-profit organizations with information/resource sharing and publicity. She has had articles published in The Philadelphia Sunday Tribune, MI/Productions.com, st8up.co.uk and wtamm.com. In June 2012 she became involved with a new book project, “Gumbo for the Soul: Faces of AIDS.” In 2013 under Faith & Knowledge in Action, LLC she has created a website that is dedicated to promoting independent Christian artists, comedians, filmmakers and animators, www.indyspotlight.net. The website is committed to promoting diversity of the global Christian creative community.