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In honor of Black History Month Real Talk Live 216 will be discussing the stereotypes and portrayal of Minorities in Film, Media and Television. How are movies, actress, actors nominated by the Actor's Guild, Hollywood and the Oscars. Has the roles for minorities change or still the same. What can minorities do to change the image/stereotypes.
This week, my guest, Mary Fernandez, is joining me to talk about MentorNet, an organization dedicated to advancing women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Mentoring helps women in remain in STEM careers and also be successful. Part of the challenge is gender, but another is race and culture and Mary will talk about her own story of how mentoring helped her overcome her challenges as a Latina woman in STEM and how MentorNet now is helping students of diverse backgrounds succeed.
Mary Fernandez was named CEO of MentorNet in 2013 and since that time has renewed the organization’s commitment to its core values. Drawing upon the past decade’s revolutionary changes in social communication and significant advances in mentoring social science, Fernandez and her team have completely re-envisioned MentorNet’s program and platform and advocate for scaling their initiatives significantly, as they are convinced that their new methodology will help all STEM students.
A leader and active volunteer, Fernandez earned a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University and is the author of more than 50 scholarly publications. She holds five patents and has mentored more than 20 STEM protégés. In 2012 Fernandez was recognized by AT&T as a ‘Champion of Diversity,’ a distinction awarded annually to only five of AT&T’s more than 300,000 employees, and in 2011 she received HENAAC’s ‘Outstanding Technical Achievement-Industry’ award.
Today's show bats around the topic of Are Florida Republicans winning or losing with minorities in Florida? Is Is Lenny Curry and the rest of the Florida Republican leadership pushing for the ideals of the GOP Growth and Opportunity Project? Or was that just more lip-service? Help theWillie Lawson Show grow and expand! https://www.booster.com/wlshowvideo
'Assata Taught Me' - Skipp Coon http://youtu.be/k1pLVYB4ddk
'Leroy' - Amiri Baraka http://www.nbu.bg/webs/amb/american/6/baraka/leroy.htm
'Ka'Ba' - Amiri Baraka http://www.afropoets.net/amiribaraka4.html
The Disadvantages of Globalization http://www.manufacturing.net/articles/2010/06/the-pros-and-cons-of-globalization
1. “The general complaint about globalization is that it has made the rich richer while making the non-rich poorer. It is wonderful for managers and investors, but hell on workers and nature.”1
2. Multinational corporations are accused of social injustice, unfair working conditions (including slave labor wages and poor living and working conditions), as well as a lack of concern for the environment, mismanagement of natural resources, and ecological damage.
3. Multinational corporations which were previously restricted to commercial activities are increasingly influencing political decisions. Many think there is a threat of corporations ruling the world because they are gaining power due to globalization. (and more, keep reading)
BOOK: 'Confessions of an Economic Hitman' by John Perkins - http://www.economichitman.com/. John follows peace now and is my twitter pal, @economic_hitman.
'8 Things White People White People Really Need to Understand About Race - @GoodMenProject http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/8-things-white-people-really-need-understand-race-hesaid/
Louisiana's Code Noir 1724: http://www.blackpast.org/primary/louisianas-code-noir-1724 (S/O to @BlackPastOnline)
Secret Treaty of Verona (threat of which is the basis of the Monroe Doctrine): http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/secret_treaty_of_verona.htm
With two weeks remaining in the 2012 NFL season, one of the most hotly debated topics in sports has been the absence of a single minority being hired for the 15 head coach and/or general manager openings in the league. Is it time to rework the Rooney Rule? Is there any motivation for owners to hire minorities to these prominent positions?
Well-respected sports expert, Professor Kenneth Shropshire will join us to discuss this controversial topic. Shropshire, the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, recently wrote a thought-provoking article in the Huffington Post entitled "Race and the Global Business of Sports: 2013".
Shropshire is also the author of several award-winning books such as The Business of Sports, The Business of Sports Agents, The Sports Franchise Game, In Black and White, Sports and the Law, and Basketball Jones. His expert views have been presented in Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, National Public Radio, and Nightline. He is also the Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. He serves as an arbitrator with clients including the National Football League Players Association and USA Track and Field.Shropshire is also Special Counsel at the law firm Duane Morris LLP.
Should the Lakers trade Dwight? Was Manti Te'o telling the truth? Did Lance provide the answers you needed?
Tune in as we have an in-depth conversation about the future of the Rooney Rule and more! Wednesday at 1:00pm ET.
Crystal Blanton joins RevKess and KaliSara again for a conversation about People of Color in the Pagan world. With the release of her new anthology through Immanion Press/Megalithica Books Shades of Ritual, Crystal and a slew of writers talk frankly about ritual from the persepctive of people of color.
Crystal's bio: Crystal Blanton is an activist, writer, priestess, mother, wife, and social worker. She is an advocate for true diversity and multiculturalism within the Pagan community. Crystal is the author of Bridging the Gap and Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World, and the editor of Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism and Shades of Ritual; Minorities Voices in Practice. She also writes for The Wild Hunt, Sage Woman, and Daughters of Eve, a community blog on Patheos.com. A frequent speaker at Pagan conferences and festivals, and in her professional life, she serves disenfranchised youth in Oakland, California, while studying for a master’s degree in social work at a California State University.
As we reconnect with Crystal in the first half hour of the show we will learn a bit about her and the process of doing this anthology. Beginning after the first half hour contributors to the work will be calling in to share about their particular essays and experiences, about one every ten minutes. In the second and third hour we opened the floor to the ladies for a panel discussion of the topic of people of color in the Pagan community.
In this episode, The Exalted Nation of Truth takes a deep look at the current events that are affecting our society. The show will be hosted by David Lee Hereford, and proves to be just as exciting and interesting as our previous shows. One of the hot topics that we will be covering on the show will be America's "War on Drugs". We will bring in a surprise professional guest to help us expand our knowledge on this topic. We would like to encourage our listeners who have had positive as well as negative experiences with the judicial and criminal justice system.We understand that every case, has its own individual characteristics therefore we will refrain from generalizing any and all current or past court judgments. We will also talk about the rising cost of keeping inmates in prison for drug offenses.We will also update our members on Exalted Nations current events.
We would like to encourage all of our audience members to participate and I chat, live discussions, the archives of the show as well as writing us @ email@example.com with any and all show requests.
I tackled this topic last year and had some great conversations about it. So let's go there again. Gentrification, Part 2. The REMIX!! The New Detroit? Or is it just a way of running all the "minorities" out of the city?
What's the update on the gentrification of Detroit? What are your thoughts on Gentriification? What does Gentrification mean? How does it effect the poor citizens of Detroit? How has gentrification worked in other major US cities?
Come and Pour the T with me on Gentrificaiton Today at 2pm.
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