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Recently in the news there are reports that NBA player Dion Waiters of the Cleveland Cavaliers refused to join his team on the floor during the time of the National Anthem or for the announcing of his team's starting five players. This report stirred memories of former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul Rauf. Later yesterday Waiters, via Twitter, denied the report.
Join us today on WORDS-MAKE-PEOPLE as we discuss "MUSLIMS AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM."
Coincidentally tdays ago, Friday November 7th I, as an Islamic Imam at Greensburg High School I joined 59 other community leaders, former gold medal olympians, even a well known pitcher for the Minnesota Twins as well as --via Skype -- Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Secretary of Defense in a program celebrating the 60th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower adding the words "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Aaron will be welcoming National Anthem Girl, Janine Stange. She is traveling and singing the National Anthem in all 50 states.
Janine Stange, also known as The National Anthem Girl, made history once when she was invited to sing the National Anthem for MetLife Stadium's inaugural event, the Konica Minolta Big City Classic in April 2010.
Now Janine’s goal is to make history once again by performing the National Anthem in all 50 states before September 14, 2014, which marks its 200th anniversary from the time Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics for the song.
Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Janine Stange currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where she founded the non-profit National Anthem Girl. She performed the Star Spangled Banner hundreds of times throughout high school, college and even during her career as a recording artist. In 2008, Janine released her third studio album, which was later distributed to iTunes and included a recording of the National Anthem in an effort to honor America.
Past performances from Janine include singing the National Anthem for: NY Knicks, NY Nets, Cincinnati Reds, Pro Bull Riders, MLL Championships, Tennis Hall of Fame, Patriot Tour with Marcus Luttrell, Monster Jam, AMA Supercross, Brooklyn Nets, LA Kings, LA Galaxy, NY Islanders, Georgia Tech, Xavier University, UCLA and more.
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Patrick Mason joins Anna's Journey to discuss the how, when, where and how of becoming a singer for various public venues, especially professional sports teams. We'll talk about the glory of using one's God-given talents to sing the National Anthem.
Know that Patrick Mason started performing National Anthems back in the 1990s for work events, and got his first major break singing at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium for a Canadian Football League (CFL) game in 1994, where I sang O Canada, the Canadian national anthem. Since that time, I have had the honor of singing both anthems on many occasions, including solo appearances at NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, PRCA Rodeo and World Team Tennis venues.
His classical tenor voice is awesome!
Dan Moyo (standing directly behind the Honorable Nelson Mandela), joined the African National Congress underground unit in 1979 which led to his membership to UMkhonto weSizwe its military wing later in the same year. He received both military and political training in Angola and redeployed back into South Africa to engage the enemy in the Eastern front area now called Mpumalanga where he was originally born. Early in March 1981, he was arrested and charged under the notorious terrorism act of 1967, and wassentenced to 10-yrs with 5-yesrs minimum and 5-years to run concurrently.
He was imprisoned to serve his sentenced in Robben Island Maximum Security Prison where all other freedom fighters were kept including former Rivonia trial's ANC leadership. The late President Nelson Mandela was a member of this imprisoned group.
Bonita McAfee-Mitchell, Founder & CEO of Thread of Hope Records, is making a sound with the celebrated school curriculum program “I’m Saving Myself.” She may have been a celebrated wardrobe stylist for Stevie Wonder but Bonita McAfee-Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Thread of Hope Records, is stitching a new mission which resonates John Lennon’s poignant message “All You Need Is Love.” Mitchell is taking her Benton Harbor, Michigan based company’s “I’m Saving Myself” youth program into the national limelight with a theme which teaches self-love as the first and most important element to making wise choices.
Judith Smith-Since September 2011 Judith has taken the role of Key Srategist and Co-Project Director for the Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF), a non-profit dedicated to the empowerment of Jamaican youth: providing opportunities for athletes of Jamaican, Caribbean and West Indian heritage, worldwide seeking to develop and/or enhance their skills for competition in winter sports, including competition at the Olympic Game level. She was brought in by her brother, G. Webster Smith co-founder of JOIHF. He was a colleague and friend of Co-Founder and CEO, EJ Phillipps, who had this wonderful vision.
.In 'Washington, DC, Roscoe was known as very civic active and political savy spouse. Sheappeared frequently on Television and was often mentioned in the Press. Roscoe like Ron, prior to coming to Washington, DC was passionate about ending the violent, oppressive practice of Apartheid. In the 1970's, Oakland and Berkeley, San Francisco's East Bay, led the way of the anti-apartheid movement. On college campuses across America students began to push for the end to this South African policy. In the 1980's Annette Lantos, wife of Congressman Tom Lantos (deceased of California) invited Roscoe to join the Congressional Human Rights Caucus' Committee of 21. This bi-partisan caucus of the United States House of Representative was organized by Congressman Lantos, who was a survivor of the Camps during the Holocaust. The Committee of 21 is a program for women Members of the House and Senate and wives of Members of Congress. The Committee encourages the women to "adopt" victims of human rights abuse. The caucus first focused on the ill-treatment of Jews within the Soviet Union. When the Human Right Caucus directed its attention to South Africa, it became involved inthecase of Murphy Morobe a black South African ANC leader in the fight against apartheid. Roscoe was asked to "adopt" Mr. Morobe through the Committee of 21. Mr. Morobe and two of his colleagues in South African prisons escaped and sought refuge at the U.S, Consulate in Johannesburg.
IConstance Miller, completed her undergraduate work in social psychology at the University of Washington (UW). Her Master’s Degree in social psychology was undertaken in a program for social change activists known as Goddard-Cambridge Graduate School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “
Following graduate school she pursued a brief career as an associate professor of women’s studies at the UW. Subsequently, she took a job as a program analysis in an executive department of Seattle City Government.
She became a traumatic brain injury (TBI) Advocate more than thirty years ago following a motor vehicle collision that left her with permanent impairments from a moderate TBI.
Back then there was very little information of any type on concussion, and the existing literature typically blamed the patient for the appearance of the symptoms of what is now known as post-concussion syndrome. Fortunately, her academic training in research methodology enabled her to spot the flaws in such reasoning. She took what she learned and put it into a self-advocacy guide on brain injury.
She titled the book, FROM THE ASHES, because she felt that it reflected the destructive effects of brain injury in her life. Shortly after its publication she was recruited by the American Academy of Neurology to help them redesigned their guidelines for diagnosing and treating concussion in sports.
Realizing the vastness of the problem of brain injury and the lack of resources and awareness she decided to found a non-profit organization to address brain injury from the survivor’s perspective. Known as Brain Injury Resource Center it was established in 1985 and has evolved into the first national resource center for persons with traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. E Fay Williams,Esq- is the President/CEO of the National Congress of Black Women and former Counsel to the U.S. Congress’ District of Columbia Sub-Committee on the Judiciary andEducation. She previously served as Legislative Counsel and Chief of Staff for a District of Columbia Councilmember. She is a Commissioner appointed by President Barack Obama to the Presidential Scholars Commission.
She holds a BS Degree in Speech, English and Dramatic Arts; a Masters and PhD in Public Administration; Administration and Supervision Credential; Jurist Doctorate and Doctor of Ministry.
Nina Clymer has over 20 years of leadership experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in the field of healthcare, including executive oversight of domestic violence and human sex trafficking programs, as well as women’s health consulting. She is passionate about social justice, or people having the ability to realize their potential in the community and society where they reside. Nina’s education includes an MBA from Santa Clara University, a BS in Nursing from Northeastern University, and a Coaching Certificate from The Fielding Institute.
This Week show will focus on The 2014 FBU National Championship, set to roll south to sunny Naples, Florida this December! Out of the 192 teams who are about to begin their journeys across 16 different regions of the USA, only 12 teams will advance to FBU Championship Weekend in Naples. NSR Radio will talk Southwest region with the Director of Player Development in the (Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas (San Antonio) region, Dee Jenkins.
The Legendary Tony Salinas changed the way people bet on games. In Major League Baseball, for instance, Tony was the first to chart umpire tendencies, as he knew the strike-zone size used by each in the American and National leagues. Salinas also knew who would likely be the first to eject a player, and who would walk away from a conflict.
In the National Basketball League, Salinas developed the Zig-Zag Theory for betting playoff games, with bettors betting for teams coming off a playoff loss. And in the National Football League, it has been said that Salinas knows more about offensive strategy than most NFL offensive coordinators.
Screen writer Sophia Stewart, better known as The Mother of the Matrix and author of the books "The Third Eye," AND "Matrix 4 The Evolution, Cracking the Codes", finally got her day in court on June 25, 2014, with damages In the billions. After eleven years of fighting in both the California (CV 03-2873-MMM(VBKx) and Utah (2:07cv00552-EFJ-DB) Federal Courts, she was finally able to enter the evidence proving she wrote and own the Matrix and Terminator Franchises. Stewart won the lawsuit Pro Se without an attorney.