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AreYouScreening.com host and BFCA film critic, Marc Eastman, and co-host extraordinaire, Shane Leonard, review Lincoln.
Coming in so far at a whopping 95% fresh by Top Critics at Rottentomatoes.com, we're excited to see if we think this one lives up to the hype.
We'll be sharing some interview clips with the cast and crew, and this is sure to be a fun show.
Survive 365 host Klarque Garrison talks with self-made millionaire Brian Joubert, whose new book is titled Running with Blinders: The Top 17 Mistakes of Small Businesses. The author has this to say to the hoards of would-be entrepreneurs who put off starting their business due to lack of bucks: "If you wait on getting the money, you're probably going to be waiting your whole life. I tell people to challenge your thinking. Ask yourself, How long have I been saying that - when I get the money? Because it's not always about the money. It's often about the knowledge. And once you have the knowledge, you can get the money."
It's hard to believe there could be any new revelations surrounding President Lincoln's assassination. But have you ever heard any of the eye-witness accounts of that evening? Few of us have. Author Thomas Bogar has compiled these accounts and shares some shocking evidence that has been lost through the years as we boil down and summarize such a historic event. Tune in! It should be interesting.
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Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
Tune in on Tuesday August 12, at 8 PM CDT (What is Central Daylight Time?)
This week we will be discussing the Rodney Lincoln case with Rodney's daughter Kay Lincoln.
We will be taking calls in the final segment. Please call in with any comments or questions: (347) 850-1478.
Rodney Lincoln is currently serving two life sentences for the murder of JoAnn Tate and the assault of Tate's two young daughters in April of 1982 in St. Loius, Missouri.
Rodney was convicted based on a hair found at the crime scene that was attributed to him and a questionable line-up conducted by police. Rodney has strongly proclaimed his innocence from the beginning and was fully cooperative with police during the investigation. Did Rodney's willingness to help police cost him a life of freedom?
The Midwest Innocence Project took Rodney's case in 2005. Their efforts would eventually lead to DNA testing on the hair evidence that secured Rodney's conviction. In 2010, Rodney and his supporters received the news they had been waiting to hear for years. The hair was not Rodney's. This new evidence has given Rodney hope that he will soon be coming home, after spending nearly half his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit.
Sadly, freedom has not yet come for Rodney Lincoln. The Midwest Innocence Project continues to fight for Rodney and his support continues to grow. Please visit www.freeRodneyLincoln.com to learn more about this case.
The Empowerment Project host Regina Daldo introduces BlogTalkRadio listeners to the Gye Nyame Empowerment Project, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to provide a network of services and programs supporting the Pan-African community. "Our fundamental belief is that if you empower an individual, you inspire the family. If you inspire the family, you uplift communities. If you uplift communities, you alter the world's view on humanity. Hope dope is that?" she asks. Gye Nyame, incidentally, is a West African visual symbol meaning the supremacy of God.
Wealthy Sistas host Deborah Hardnett welcomes brand strategist Cassandra R. Johnson, vice president at direct-marketing firm Compass, who explains the recent boom in her biz. "People are starting to grasp the value of having another stream of income. And as they really start to understand how the industry works, they're shifting their thinking about direct sales and network marketing. It's one of the few industries that's recession-proof. When the economy is struggling, this sector actually goes up as people look for ways to supplement their income," she says, adding, "I got the entrepreneruial spirit from my grandfather. He had his own carpet business. And he always paid cash for everything. Not a fancy man. But he worked very hard and always said, 'Get as much education as you can, Cassandra, because no one will ever be able to take that away from you.'"
3 Chicks on Lit host Nakea Murray cuts loose with novelists Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Billingsley, whose new page-turner, Sinners & Saints, tells the story of "first ladies" Jasmine Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams, whose hubbies go up for the coveted position of American Baptist Coalition president. When Nakea asks about real-life correlations to the tawdry tale, Victoria replies: "In some circles, a pastor is a celebrity—just like meeting an actor or athlete. They have so much power. And so often we're attracted to people with power. And if you have all that power and you can sing? It's a wrap. So I think that's the challenge that first ladies have." When our host notes, "I wouldn't be surprised if there's a first ladies reality show coming down the pike," ReShonda chimes in, "I know somebody who was shopping something like that. But I would be surpised if they actually did it, because I can't imagine any pastor would want his wife to do it—and want his dirt out there. It's hard to keep quiet. In this day and age, anybody with a cell phone and camera could out them."
Survive 365 host Klarque Garrison sits down with James Young, who's on a quest to empower every American household with solar power. But first, as the CEO of RaStar Energy Solutions freely admits, demand has got to be ratcheted up big time. "You have to put it in people's face. Like every day on the TV you see the new iPhone 5 is coming, so you get ready for it, you save your money for it, and when they hit the market, you want to be one of the first people to have it," he says. "On the solar-energy front, there needs to be some major advertising and marketing campaigns to educate the public on how much money can be saved using clean energy. If I were a developer and I had 100 acres to develop, I'd probably develop only 90 acres of it. On the other 10 acres I'd set up a 100-megawatt solar farm. And all of my tenants or homeowners who came into the deal would be buying into their own engery co-op."
Rodney Perry Live host Rodney Perry gets up close and personal with Jackie Christie – whom no one can accuse of not standing by her man, former NBA shooting guard Doug Christie. "It's a lonley place out there. A lot of people don't understand that," she says of life on the road in the league. "These players go to hotels. They arrive one, two, three in the morning. Nobody's in the room. They try to order room service; some hotels don't even have it at that time, so they just turn on the TV. All the glitz and glam is when the lights are on and they're on the floor and there's thousands of cheering fans. But when them lights go off and you get on that plane - half the time it's freezing cold," continues the No Ordinary Love author. "I lived the life with Doug and I saw it. And I loved being able to sit there and cuddle my huband, and if he didn't have a good game I could look at him right in the eye and tell him it's OK, because you can get right back out there and play again and win the next one."
African American Conservatives host Marie Stroughter goes one on one with Carolyn Maull McKinstry, eyewitness to the 1963 Ku Klux Klan perpetrated 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., which claimed the lives of four of her fellow paritioners: Addie Mae Collins, 14, Denise McNair, 11, Carole Robertson, 14, and Cynthia Wesley, 14. "It was just an ordinary Sunday. What were excited that it was Youth Sunday, which meant we were in charge of every aspect of church that day, from reading the scripture, to reading announcements to bringing the morning message," says the civil-rights activist, whose 2011 memoir, While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement, recounts the horrific event. "There were two things on my mind that morning: That I was the Sunday school secretary, and I really was proud of having that job, because I was only in the seventh grade. And the second thing was that Cynthia's father was my elementary school principal, and Cynthia and I were in a social club together. We'd visit at each other's homes and drink punch and play records and just laugh and act silly as girls do. But that week, we'd placed an add in the Birmingham World newspaper announcing that the Cavalettes Club would meet Sept. 15. And then it gave you the names of the girls in the club, but it also said don't forget to bring your $3—we were ordering caps and T-shirts for everybody. So I was excited when I went to church that morning. Then all I remember after the bombing was that I went from dancing on tiptoes to just numb that evening and night and on into the week."
Radio call in #713-955-0464 Democrats. Republicans were, necessarily, part of the change equation.
This post originally appeared at The Nation.
The Republican Party was, for a vital century, the American political party most closely aligned with the cause of civil rights. The invariably realistic Frederick Douglass explained that, “I knew that however bad the Republican Party was, the Democratic Party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored man’s cause than those of the Democratic Party.”
Well into the 20th century, Republicans took seriously their history and their responsibility that went with it. They worked to earn the votes of African-Americans and all supporters of equal justice under law, declaring in the party’s 1960 platform that: