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This week, Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson honors the 50 anniversary of the March on Washington. This day conjures nostalgic images of unity, triumph, and hope against a backdrop of violence and national tragedy. Today, as we pause to celebrate the distance we have traveled, we honor those who marched so we could live in a better nation. But we also take this time to reflect on the road ahead. Our guests will assess the state of contemporary race relations while considering a number of timely questions: How is growing up in America today different than 50 years ago? Do we truly live in a "post-racial society" or is such a construct irresponsible given the evolving and more subtle racial realities they obscure? And, most importantly, what collective steps remain for us to turn Dr. King’s rhetorical dream into a reality? It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.
March On Washington 1963 - 2013 "What Happened?" This week we will be celebrating the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his familiar speech. We will be examining the music and conditions of the time and the changes that came out of the momentum of this historic event. We will have veterans of the Viet Nam War sharing their experiences of the times and their thoughts before going to war and their views after returning home. Join us for the journey back to the 60's.
THE AUGUST 1963 MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM IS BEING COMMEMORATED DURING THIS AUGUST 2013 - 50 YEARS LATER. THE MyNDTALK COMMEMORATION IS MUCH MORE THAN AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF A POWERFUL MARCH, OR A POWERFUL PERSON OR A TINY PORTION OF A POWERFUL SPEECH ... HEAR THE VOICES AND EXPERIENCES OF THOSE WHO WERE AT THE MARCH 50 YEARS AGO AND THOSE WHO ARE JUST LEARNING ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS TODAY...HOW WERE THEY IMPACTED? WHAT IS THE IMPACT TODAY? DR. BREWER IS JOINED BY AUTHOR OF RACE MANNERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - BRUCE JACOBS (aliasBruce.typepad.com), SEVERAL STUDENTS FROM THE PRESIDENTS PARK VISITORS CENTER IN WASHINGTON, DC AND MORE...
In keeping with the ‘We Resisters’ platform and purpose, our guest is Isa Hodge.
Isa Hodge was the Executive Director American Muslim Political Action Committee, an Organization he has since disassociated himself from due to differences in opinion.
After a brief hiatus from Political Activism, and to get his Family Medical Clinic established. He is now prepared to come and discuss what transpired with the planned march and share with us his views on being ‘Patriotic Muslim.’ Or is that an oxymoron? Can a Muslim be ‘Patriotic’? Or is that an oxymoron?
Was it an ‘In your face’ by radicals, a publicity stunt, a show of Muslim defiance?
Why on 9/11?
Who was behind it?
Who funded it?
Was it intended as an insult to Christians, America and the victims?
Invigorating speeches by the current and past U.S. Presidents, Oscar winning entertainers, prominent elected officials and dynamic civil rights leaders marked a great celebration of an historic event - The 1963 March On Washington. So, 50 years later, after the march, now what? Journalists share their perceptions of the march and where we really need to go in terms of strategies for significant changes in our society to make it more equitable, just, and peaceful.
The Wealthy Speaker Show is hosting a panel of experts who will share their perspective on the March on Washington, commemorating the 50th Anniversary led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On August 28, 1963, The March on Washington focused on Jobs and Freedom. Panelist will share what the March on Washington meant to them and how it parallels America 50 years later.
Have we progressed as a nation or have we not advanced is the question posed to panelist and listeners during this LIVE broadcast.
Dr. Kevin McGruder - Author od the book, 150 Years After Emancipation Proclamation: Are We Really Free?
Ms. Carole Mullins marched with Dr. King
Ms Patricia Weaver filmaker and advocate for seniors
This is going to be an incredible episode of the Wealthy Speaker Show. With the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington just around the corner, these panelist are going to share their perspective, insight and experiences with listeners.
We encourage listeners to tune in, call in and ask questions on our toll-free listener line at: (877) 404-1615 and or join us on the web chat room: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paullawrencevann
50 years ago today. Americans gathered in our nation's capital to speak as one voice, requesting peace, jobs and justice.
The problems facing Blacks in America had played itself out on streets across America, and finally in one peacefully orchestrated demonstration people headed to Washington DC by the thousands.
The message they carried was
freedom for all,
justice for all
Jobs for all.
By 1963, parts of America had been through turmoil for years, and things were not getting better then, but worse.
Blacks and Whites come together in peace to make their voices heard to people who were holding political seats of power in Washington DC. People were tired of fighting and people had decided giving up was not an option.
We will analyze the NFL eastern divisions of the AFC and NFC along with discussing Phil Simms and his apparent commitment to not referring to Washington by their allegedly racist team name during his broadcasts on CBS & the NFL Network. Is he a hero for social justice or a fomer Giants' QB picking on an old rival? We'll also react to Cleveland Browns head coach, Mike Pettine, selecting Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start week 1, Major League Baseball storylines and much, much more.
The movie we saw was Lee Daniel's The Butler. I can't express to you enough how important this film is to the restoration of the Black community. This film lays out our experience as citizen of the United State of America with such grace and dignity that I weeped at the sight of our beauty. I saw myself and the wisdom and love that my momma, my daddy, my aunt Martha, Grandma Lena, grandma Era, uncle Ralph, grandpa George, aunt Virginia and uncle Sammy has shown me through the year. This film took my indignant entitlement and loving reminded me that it is the shoulders of my humble servant ancestor that I am standing upon. It is because they served with pride and grace that I am here. If you ever love an elder in your family I ask that you please take yourself and every young person you can afford to take to go see The Butler!!!
Come join us on Aug 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Statue and pavilion as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the corner of MLK & Carey, North Las Vegas.
It is amazing that it has been 50 years since the historic march on our nation’s capitol by Mostly African Americans, whites and others seeking job opportunities and civil rights that all free people in America were promised by the constitution of the United States. In Dr. King’s speech he spoke of this as a check that had been stamped, “insufficient funds.” He said, “In a sense we have come to the nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the constitution and Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise to all men [that they] would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Welcome to Our Own Voices Live with Angela Thomas, Rodney Smith
Our Topic(s) today: “The Africa Summit in Washington D.C.”
If you have a question, comment or just want to listen, give us a call: (347) 826-9600
August is Black Business Month
Celebrating Black Business
Frederick E. Jordan and John William Templeton crusade to raise awareness with a month of recognition in August.
To read more, click here: www.blackenterprise.com/small-business/celebrating-black-business/
The Africa Summit in Washington D.C.
“I do not see the countries and peoples of Africa as a world apart; I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world – partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children. That partnership must be grounded in mutual responsibility and mutual respect.”
Our Own Voices Live is a radio show featuring people and stories from our community in Las Vegas, the surrounding area and some place near you. America is the greatest country on earth due to its cultural diversity and not in spite of it. Our mission is to help bridge the cultural and ethnic divide in America by working together to build the greatest bridge in history to unite us
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