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    in News

    Imprisonment is a major contributing factor in establishing social inequality. Since the mid-1970s the U.S. imprisonment rate has increased ten-fold and the effects have been concentrated among Black Americans. Imprisonment diminishes the earnings of adult men, compromises their health, reduces familial resources, and contributes to family breakup.  Many Black American men incarceration has involved drug use and distribution, not violent crime.  Such mass imprisonment increases racial and class inequality—and may lead to more crime in the long term. Finally, there has been several policy reforms which limit prison time for drug offenders and for parolees who violate the technical conditions of their parole. But criminal justice reforms alone will not solve the problems that decades of “arbitrary” lengthy incarceration has caused.

    A rise in incarceration rates parallel unemployment rates. Men with only a high school education, working for the steel industry and the auto industry, once could earn wages that could support a family. Their jobs promoted conformity, which supports stability, through daily routines and attachments to mainstream social institutions. Widespread joblessness in poor urban neighborhoods coupled with a booming drug trade that fostered addiction and income streams left young men in inner cities vulnerable to arrest and incarceration.

    Social policies of "drug intolerances' and "third strike sentencing" maximized the creation of fragile families and their consequences. Women and children were left to deal with diminished household earnings, federal support and interventions, increased aggression towards children, child behavioral problems, and social marginalization - a vicious cycle of  criminal justice system involvement increased.


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    KNOT: Turkey Bacon

    in Culture

    Follow us on Twitter: KNOT = @knotradiotalk; Dantea = @jusTay_willdo; Nieama = @nieamab; O.T. = @DocPorterOT - Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/knotyourtypicalradiotalk

    Call in at 661-449-9318

    As the world continues to evolve into a seemingly increasingly egalitarian place, we at KNOT recognize that there will also be an “other” – so we dedicated this show to exposing the many “others” and why the distinctions are not only arbitrary, but divisive and harmful. We will discuss topics such as civil rights, “gay” marriage, immigration, racism, marginalization of minorities, White privilege, political affiliation, gun control, and more. Call in and weigh in on the topics with us. Make your voice heard!

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    Social Justice in United States of America: Part 4

    in Current Events

    The concept of social justice involves finding the optimum balance between responsibilities as a society and responsibilities as individuals to contribute to a just society. Some scholars have documented that oppression is often allowed to occur in group settings because group members’ privilege is left unchecked and unchallenged. A number of people believe attention to social justice concerns is not within their roles so they do not address issues of member oppression and marginalization . The lack of attention to group members’ diversity is often re-traumatizing to those who have survived socio-cultural oppression.“Oppression”, in this text refers to‘a state of domination where the oppressed suffer the consequences of deprivation, exclusion, discrimination, exploitation, control of culture, and violence. 

    The United Nations has addressed “human rights” on an international scale and acknowledges that in a number of nations, ”indigenous people” who are entitled to the full protection of the individual human rights system, have their rights violated and often experience poverty and disadvantage to a greater extent than the rest of the population. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People recognize the difficulty in realizing human rights for Indigenous people who have been disadvantaged on a systemic level by historical discrimination and dispossession over past centuries; however, there has never been such an assessment of the condition of the Black American in the United States of America.

  • Symposium on Women in Arts

    in Music

    Although this event was cancelled due to a lack of registrants, we are airing this show to discuss the reasons why we called for the Symposium on Women in the Arts. It seems that women in music do not understand the importance of unifying to address the severe marginalization of women in music in performances, music programming, and receipt of financial benefits from grants, across the nation. At www.wijsf.org, we are committed to supporting and promoting women in music, globally. We shall continue to do what we can to increase the profiles of our musical members.


  • 00:46

    The Gentle World Cafe: Izzy Clark on Women, Conflict and Leadership

    in Women

    Izzy Clark is the Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator at Women for Women International, an organisation that supports the most marginalised women in countries affected by war and conflict, helping them to rebuild their lives and play an active role in their communities.

    Through a year-long training programme, women develop skills to earn and save money, improve health and wellbeing, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect with networks for support.  Izzy has travelled to Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina to visit WfWI’s programmes and meet women participants and graduates, seeing the impact of the training at first hand.

    This program broadcasts from the UK and is hosted by Suparna Malhotra. 

  • 01:48

    TALK BACK TUESDAYS: The Freedom Fighters, The Baltimore Riots!!!!

    in Self Help

    Why do you want to be on the front line and put your life in danger?

    Yesterday in the Westside of Baltimore MD, some young high school children planned a protest in response to the brutal death of Freddie Gray once again by the police.  Why has it come down to the children giving a response?  Why did the news spend all day focusing on the riots and not the escalating frustration of historical marginalization, oppression, and violent attacks against African American males? Why are there so many excuses used by African Americans to justify not mobilizing against these assassinations? Why are we still talking and not doing?  Where are the freedom fighters for 2015 the flash back of 1968? These unjust murders are a state of EMERGENCY and we have no more time to answer these questions and so many others. Let’s talk about how we can mobilize on talk back Tuesdays with 3 counselors and a couch. Come get on the Couch!

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    Why you need to bridge gaps. Now.

    in Lifestyle

    We all have talents; we all have dreams, we all have passion- the question is, are we using them? The cookie-cutter approach to success no longer works. Laden with debt at the time of graduation and unable to get living wages, many millennials are looking for alternatives to the systemic model. Furthermore, many citizens in this country are resisting oppression and marginalization. With the upward mobility of our youth compromised, how can we be competitive in the global economy? How long will we continue to blindly follow a model that cannot be sustained, psychological or otherwise by the population? It's time we bridge the gap between where we are and where we need to be. The silent majority must begin to work towards solving the enormous amount of issues that the citizenry faces. It is crucial to establishing the integrity and the ideals of the Republic. Enough is enough.Here is a brief introduction to the Bridge Gap Initiative and why you should join me in this effort.

  • 01:26

    Willie Lawson Show - The Marginalization Of Blacks By GOP

    in Politics Conservative

    The Willie Lawson Show - Today we talk about the marginalization of Black Republicans by GOP leadership throughout the country. 

  • 01:05

    Drs. JJ & Desiree Hurtak

    in Lifestyle

    Wednesday October 8, 6pm EDT: Drs. J.J. & Desiree Hurtak will be joining Mitchell to discuss the current global environmental situation as well as the marginalization of indigenous groups, especially in and around the Amazon Rainforest.J.J. & Desiree Hurtak have been on A Better World Radio & TV in the past, and will be joining Mitchell again to talk about the documentary, Wisdom of the Wayshowers.

    Drs. Hurtak,are social scientists and founders of The Academy For Future Science, an international NGO at the U.N. They are also authors, researchers and have also been working with the indigenous people of South America. They were recent speakers at the U.N. Rio plus 20 Summit (2012) on global environmental issues. Their books focus on science and consciousness studies.

    As protests take place globally, we must each ask ourselves what is our role in this changing world? Are the 7 billion people on the planet coming to a breaking point or a place of consciousness transformation? We will discuss the possible ways to help make life on earth a better place through both technological advances and ways to ensure peaceful conflict resolution.

    The Hurtaks are colleagues and good friends with Mitchell and have appeared on A Better World Radio & TV several times over the years, sharing their discoveries, travels and work as social scientists, discussing their contribution to creating a better world for all beings.

  • 01:09

    The Unmasking of Okokon Udo: For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost Their Voice

    in Culture

    This is the story of the evolution into the person who is Okokon Udo. It is a story about the pain, the struggle and the triumph he has gone through. In that context, it mirrors the story of everyone who has ever lost their voice, been spoken for or been marginalized by another person or group.

    During his show, the Unmasking of Okokon Udo, he takes you a long on my personal, painful and yet freeing story: the story of a Nigerian man, living in America and discovering himself, his history and his core through deep process work.

    This work is the expression of his emergence from the rubble of internalized oppression  into the person, man and global citizen that he is today.

    Okokon Udo, PhD

    Okokon is a change management consultant, spiritual director, coach, educator and author. For over twenty years, Okokon has walked the spiritual path and in the process has discovered valuable insights to healing, transformation and wisdom. He has also journeyed with individuals, groups, communities and organizations on their own paths to spiritual discovery, healing and excellence. Five years ago, Okokon founded his own organizational effectiveness consulting firm, thus giving his work international scope spanning several areas including leadership development, intercultural effectiveness, change management, high performing team development, conflict management, executive coaching, program design, organizational culture assessment and public speaking. Okokon's experiences include tenures as Executive Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Health, assistant professor at two Universities, certified Clinical Pastoral Educator and chaplain with two health care systems, and pastoral leader in a wide variety of settings in the US and Nigeria.

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