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  • 02:00

    Will Release Of Laquan McDonald Video Provoke Violent Reactions?

    in Women

    The shooting death of 17 year old Laquan McDonald by 37 year old Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has the City of Chicago poised for a violent reaction to the soon to be released videotape showing the officer firing 16 bullets into Laquan.  Youth organizer William Calloway explains how his organization is fighting for justice for the family of Laquan McDonald and other families whose loved ones have been killed by law enforcement officers.

  • 00:18

    Milling About with Marty Balin

    in Entertainment

    Marty Balin: singer/songwriter, founding member of Jefferson Airplane and hit maker of Jefferson Starship joins host Robin Milling to share 50 years of musical memories with his new CD, Good Memories.

    Spanning five decades, whether you grew up in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or 2000s you'll always remember such songs as It's No Secret, Count on Me, With Your Love, and Miracles; to name a few. Marty tells Robin how they came up with the name 'Jefferson Airplane,' along with his fond memories of Grace Slick, and not so fond memories of playing Woodstock! He says the behind-the-scenes goings on at the festival were much more memorable.

    When Marty isn't making music he is making art. His art gallery in St. Augustine, Florida features his paintings and lots of memorabilia for sale.

    As a follow up to Good Memories, Balin – who is known as “The King of Love Songs” – will release The Greatest Love; a new album of original music.

    For more information visit:


  • 01:41

    LaQuan McDonald video to be released and Donald Trump has lost hist mind

    in Culture

    Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Monday, Nov., 23rd, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  "LaQuan McDonald video to be released and Donald Trump has lost hist mind". CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281.  POST YOUR COMMENTS.  WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR.  Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more info and podcasts.

  • 00:20

    Author Lisa McDonald discusses her literary journey on #ConversationsLIVE

    in Books

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Lisa McDonald to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her journey to storytelling and what it's been like to share her gift with the world. The two will also discuss her latest work and what's to come. 

  • 02:01

    State Rep. Mary Flowers Examines Police Misconduct In Laquan McDonald Shooting

    in Women

    What are the consequences when public servants, employed by the taxpayers, violate the public's trust? The city of Chicago erupted in protest over the Thanksgiving weekend after the release of the dashcam video graphically showing the killing of 17 year old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. For an entire year, this video has been withheld, and with its court ordered release came a series of questions as to who was involved in the coverup. Young Laquan, a ward of the State, should have received more care, support, and intervention, it seems, rather than to be shot to death for carrying a knife with which he allegedly was puncturing car tires. Illinois State Representative Mary Flowers joins us today to discuss the many levels of official misconduct that need to be addressed by elected officials as well as the voting public, in holding those accountable who violate the public trust. Can new laws and new regulations protect citizens from police abuse? Should the entire police force be scrapped and all forced to re-apply? Should mandatory psychological exams be instituted before an officer is hired? How do we weed out those who have already racked up complaints for excessive force, before they kill someone else 

  • 01:11

    The Week in Review: Black pastors & Trump, Laquan McDonald and more!

    in Lifestyle

    My man Big O and I have a lot on our minds. Tune in with your family this morning to Life Full Circle Radio at 10am. We're talking Donald J. Trump and the 100 religious leaders, slumping Black Friday Numbers, the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting, Laquan McDonald and more.

  • 01:20

    Laquan McDonald/Boycott Black Friday

    in Entertainment

    Join us today for a lively discussion on the killing of LaQuan McDonald and the charging of first degree murder of Officer Jason Van Dyke. Joining us will be Illinois State Representative Lashawn K. Ford. In the second half of the show we will be joined by activist Sister Ameena Matthews to disuss the protest on Michigan Ave and the boycott of Black Friday. 

  • 01:00

    An Hour With Marty Simpson

    in Comedy

    Marty Simpson doesn’t look like an All-American Football Player, a sports radio talk show host, or a national touring comedian. Let’s be honest, he looks like Dr. Phil's heavier brother.  Yet, he’s all of these things.

    He also doesn't look like he would have an amazingly beautiful wife which he's been happily married to for over 20 years, but that's true too!  Marty's comedy is rooted in his life experiences, which include antics with his wife, children, and golden doodles, as well as the occasional sports story. (But keep in mind, when Marty played football, he wasn't a real player, he was just the kicker!)

    Plus, Marty is a stand-up comedian who has quickly garnered national recognition after becoming the winner of the 2012 Clean Comedy Challenge. Since that time, you may have seen Marty opening for Saturday Night Live’s Dennis Miller (if you were at that one show, that one night), Tim Hawkins, Pauly Shore, and Last Comic Standing Winners, Jon Reep and John Heffron. Marty also was a featured performer recently at the Lifeway Main Event along side Dr. Tony Evans, The Kendrick Brothers, All-Pro Place-Kicker David Akers, and Coach Tommy Bowden.

    Marty stays busy at live stand-up shows throughout North America and has performed in venues from the 3 thousand seat Durham Performing Arts Center, all the way to Los Angeles’ Flappers Comedy Club. Marty has been a featured performer on Tim Hawkins’ Rockshow Comedy Tour and has performed for hundreds of churches across America and Canada.

    Marty’s fun-loving, self-deprecating comedy is focused on his experiences as a husband, dad, and former high school coach and teacher.

  • 01:41

    Episode 218: Director Marty Thomas

    in Music

    Director Marty Thomas who directed Eazy-E's classic Real Mfer'n G's just recently released a special director's cut version ot the video with never before seen footage of Eazy. He will join us tonight to speak about Eazy, his career, and much more.

  • 01:08

    Get Fit Feel Fabulous: Create Confident Kids with Marty L. Ward

    in Self Help

    Ready to live your best life ever? Britt is here to help!

    Join her on Saturday, October 24 when she welcomes Marty L. Ward, founder of Create Confident Kids, to Get Fit Feel Fabulous:

    Marty L Ward is championing the movement to  Create Confident Kids. When a 10 yr old little girl hung herself rather than face the bully back in 2011, Marty said, “ENOUGH!” Despite all our school regulations and “Anti-Bullying” and “Stop Bullying” campaigns, 4,400 students commit suicide each year (nobullying.org) and 160,000 are absent every day (MBNDB.org) due to fear of confronting the bully.

    Fed up with the rising statistics, Marty looked for an answer. Influenced by leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and Mother Theresa, Marty designed a Create Confident Kids to Eliminate Bullying Program with a whole new twist: it focuses on what we do want – Confident Kids – rather than on what we don’t want – more bullying.

    The goal is to decrease childhood suicide and absenteeism – caused by fear of confronting the bully – by 50% in the next 5 years. Not only will kids feel great about themselves, but also teachers and administrators can spend more time doing what they love – teaching and leading.

    Learn how to use a simple, straight-forward and actionable formula to create a school culture of “All For One And One For All” that can contribute to making school a safer, more secure place, where children can focus on learning and growing rather than avoiding the bully.

    During the live broadcast, dial (347) 945-7246 and press 1 if you would like to ask Marty a question.

  • 00:00

    McDonald: Don't Write the Obit for Consumers Yet

    in News

    Consumers and their spending habits are still very much alive. So says Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Northern Trust. He says the economy is "reasonably durable" right now.