• 00:31

    The Gist of Freedom, Your Black History Podcast wwwblackhistoryUniversity

    in Education

    The Gist of Freedom, Your Black History Podcast wwwblackhistoryUniversity~ Valentine's day Special Show,  First Lady Michelle Obama in her own words.

  • 00:30

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month Foxy Brown (1974) Review

    in Film

    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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  • 00:44

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month Ray (2004) Review

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    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


    Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.


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  • 00:39

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month Waiting to Exhale (1995) Review

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    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


    Navigating through careers, family and romance, four friends bond over the shortcomings in their love lives -- namely, the scarcity of good men. Both as the "other woman," Savannah (Whitney Houston) and Robin (Lela Rochon) carry on relationships with married men, each believing their lovers will leave their wives for them. On the flip side, Bernadine (Angela Bassett) ends up alone when her husband divorces her for his mistress. Meanwhile, Gloria (Loretta Devine) finds love with a new neighbor.


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  • 00:17

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month Rosewood (1997) Review

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    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


    Rosewood, Florida, is a small, peaceful town with an almost entirely African-American population of middle-class homeowners, until New Year's Day 1923, when a lynch mob from a neighboring white community storms the town. Among the carnage, music teacher Sylvester (Don Cheadle) and mysterious stranger Mann (Ving Rhames) stand tall against the invaders, while white grocer John (Jon Voight) attempts to save the town's women and children. This 1997 film is based on a true story and sheds light on an often forgotten part of American history.


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  • 00:35

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month Eve's Bayou (1997) Review

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    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


    1997’s “Eve Bayou” Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), discovers that her family's affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), creates a rift, throwing Eve's mother, Roz (Lynn Whitfield), and teenage sister, Cisely (Meagan Good), into emotional turmoil. Eve, though, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle (Debbi Morgan).


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  • 01:52

    The Black Shoe Diaries Wrestlemania 31 Podcast Extravaganza

    in Sports

    Don't worry, we have no idea why we're doing this, either.


    This Sunday is Wrestlemania 31, the biggest event in fake sports of the year. Because we're a bunch of children, we decided to do a podcast dedicate to WWE's premier event. Adam Collyer, Bill DiFilippo, BSD alum Dan Vecellio and CoachingSearch.com Managing Editor/contributor to The Only Colors (the network's Michigan State blog) Chris Vannini got together to talk about this year's card. If you have nothing better to do, we highly recommend listening as the guys get way too giddy about Brock Lesnar.

  • 00:34

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month The Color Purple (1985) Review

    in Film

    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


    Tonight's film:  An epic tale spanning forty years based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker.  The Color Purple tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris (Oscar winning actress, Whoopi Goldberg in her film debut) and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 1900s, including poverty, racism, and sexism.  Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions and the strength to forgive.


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  • 00:56

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month The Wiz (1978) Review

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    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


    When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she's joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross).  An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that successfully captures the essence of the African American experience for that time.


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  • 00:27

    The Final Word Podcast Black History Month Purple Rain (1984) Review

    in Film

    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


    Tonight's film: Purple Rain (1984) a American rock musical drama directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli & William Blinn. Legendary musician, Prince makes his film debut, which was developed to showcase his particular talents containing several extended concert sequences. The film grossed more than $80 million at the US box office and is known as a cult classic Purple Rain is the only feature film starring Prince that he did not direct and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. 


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  • 00:31

    Black Farmers United with President, Gary R. Grant

    in Education

    Inventor and Farmer, Andrew Beard~Born in Alabama in 1849, Andrew Beard spent the first fifteen years enslaved on a small farm in Alabama. A year after he was emancipated, he got married and became a farmer in a small city outside of Birmingham. While in Birmingham, he was able to develop and champion his first invention (a plow). Three years later, he patented a second plow. These two inventions earned him almost $10,000, with which he began to invest in real estate.
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    Tune in tonight to The Gist of Freedom as we discuss the history of Black Farmers with Gary R. Grant. Mr. Grant is the president of The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.  


    www.BlackHistoryBlog.com


    Read Mr. Grant's paper "Black Farmers United: The
    Struggle Against Power and Principalities"


    http://www.jpanafrican.com/docs/vol5no1/5.1BlackFarmers.pdf


    The authors are the President of the Black Farmers
    and Agriculturalists Association, Tillery, NC,
    Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kansas State
    University, and doctoral candidate in Sociology at
    Kansas State University, respectively.
    Please address any correspondence to tillery@aol.com.


    http://www.jpanafrican.com/docs/vol5no1/5.1BlackFarmers.pdf
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    Following his stint in real-estate, Andrew Beard began to work with and study engines. In 1892, he filed a patent for an improvement to the rotary steam engine.


    Mr. Beard was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio for his work on railroad coupler design.Andrew Beard invented the JENNY coupler for railroad cars.


    Little is known about the period of time from Beard's last patent application in 1897 up until his death. He died in 1921.

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