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  • 01:01

    Remembering Carnival Traditions, Part II

    in Culture

    The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952, carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean.


    A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival. Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities.


    A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents. Calypsonions offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians. Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes.


    A children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats.
    ~ Courtesy of VI Dept. of Tourism at www.visitusvi.com/culture_history

  • 02:00

    SMB Entertainment Radio - Queen Mother of Afro Beat Speaks

    in Entertainment

    Discrimination!!!  I was shocked by ?#‎BRAVO? TV watching the ?#‎Prancing? Elite. My heart went out to these young men, all they want to do is dance in the Parades. For my Christian friends, God does not like for you to JUDGE or discriminate against another human being. You may not agree with their life style but who are you to judge, condemn, and discriminate? All I saw was beautiful young men with a Spiritual beauty that had heart for positive change in this WORLD. Please let us learn how to live and let live, who are we to Judge? If it does not cause bodily harm then let it be. Acceptance is the key, everyone has a right to be happy. Please join us for this discussion.

  • 01:02

    Remembering Carnival Traditions

    in Culture

    The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952, carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean.


    A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival. Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities.


    A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents. Calypsonions offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians. Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes.


    A children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats. ~ Courtesy of VI Dept. of Tourism at www.visitusvi.com/culture_history


     

  • 00:59

    Sapphire J Blue chats with KLYMAXXX. - Come Get It

    in Radio

    Sex….it’s more than a limited intercourse. It’s an embodied power that prowls and parades our wanting flesh in heat of a passion’s moment. It lingers in our waking and subconscious chambers, anxiously anticipating release. Sex is movement, a dominance that controls the aptitude of our body’s physical strengths. Pleasure, pain, sucking, biting, sweat, intellect, sex is breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sex is orgasm, a deep dwelling within us that cums to life in the form of sedation and titillation from start to finish. Sex…it’s the infinite seductress. 
    Arousing, Come & Get It: The Orgasm Archives is a sultry dive into the mindset of those inclined to free the roaring raptures of lust. Like Fallon Tremble, who enjoys living life on the wild side until she doing dirty deeds with two very unlikely candidates. Find out where lust takes her in Sexual Liaison. Enjoy an erotic challenge? Come and watch as Dynasty and Bronson battle it out in their fantasy worlds inside, Sexting, where one word always leads to another. Not satisfied yet….well neither is Lease Tanner who’s yearning a remedy for her Ill Nana. One day in her shoes and you’ll never walk the same again. 
    KLYMAXXX sends you on a masterful journey into the salacious adventures of bonafide sex connoisseurs. From one raunchy tale to the next, these stories will leave your fingers sticking to every page. So whether you relish in passionate love making, a forceful pillow biting tryst, or anything in between…however you want it. However you need it. All you have to do is COME & GET IT!!!!!!!! 

  • 01:00

    St. Patrick's Day - Let's Celebrate with Kurt Fitzpatrick & Celebrity Friends

    in Entertainment

    Join Kurt Fitzpatrick and Host Joyce Barrie for our annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.  Kurt is bringing along his celebrity friends, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Bill Cosby, Elvis, and even President Clinton.


    Hear about the festivities, the history, the traditions and trivia.  "ENJOYCE"       You don't have to be Irish!

  • 01:04

    FRIDAY THE 13 - AND !?!

    in Entertainment

    YEP - ER !!!! I AM SITTING HERE WITH MY BLACK CAT -  WELL, OTHER THAN FOR BAD LUCK, I WOULD HAVE NONE!. JOIN THE LADY AND THE WIZE GUY TONIGHT, FRIDAY 3//13 AT 7PM E.S.T.  AND TELL -  DO YOU REALLY CARE IF IT'S FRIDAY THE 13TH SO, CALLT HE STUDIO AT 646 716 4343 ALSO FOR A LITTLE NEWS, A LOT OF FUN.AND ANY ST PATTY'S DAY EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!?!

  • 01:42

    Should African Americans Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

    in Culture

    TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show, Thurs., March, 19th, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST (5:00am-7:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep.  We’ll also discuss “Should African Americans Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”.  Call in with your Questions/Comments at 914-338-1375.  


    Around this time of the year you will see St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Kiss Me I’m Irish T-Shirts, Green Beer, Leprechauns, etc.  It is expected that 127 million Americans will spend approximately $4.6 Billion during this St. Patrick’s Day holiday.  One of the strangest things you will see is African Americans participating in this “celebration”.  Do you really know what you are celebrating?  Have you studied the history of St. Patrick’s Day?  Even if you claim that you have Irish Ancestry do you really know what you are celebrating? 


    Did you know that Patrick was not Irish he was British?  Why do we participate in celebrations without knowing what we are participating in?  If you wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day, will you wear Red, Black & Green on African Liberation Day?  If not, why not?  I’m pretty sure you have more African Ancestry than Irish Ancestry. 


    Malaika Cooper of “The Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo” and Relationship Expert C.J. Gross will join us to talk about this upcoming Natural Hair Care Expo in Baltimore, Sat. March 21st & Sun. March 22nd.  Don’t miss workshops by Michael Imhotep of The African History Network Show dealing with “Great Black Women In History”.  Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.

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  • 01:53

    Female Genital Mutilation/FGM (N Smart) & Goddess Mardi Gras (K. Tate)

    in Women

    With February 6th marking International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, we have with us Nina Smart to discuss this barbaric practice suffered by young girls and women across the globe!


    Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, we also mark the season of Mardi Gras in my hometown of New Orleans.  I'll share with you the holiday parade Schedule and discuss the many parades named for Goddesses Isis, Olympia, Nyx, Eve, Nemesis,  and Selene.  I'll also share with you the pagan roots of Mardi Gras from my book, Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destination. 
     

  • 01:35

    The Third Annual FATty Awards (Way Better Than Grammy's Afghan Edition)

    in Comedy

    Your favorite SHOW on Earth returns with you favorite Awards SHOW on earth! The third installment of the beloved FATties is on its way down the red carpet to your eardrums! Join us as we attempt to rain on a lot of peoples' parades. Call in and let us know who you think should win the award. Who will SHOW up on the red carpet? What celebrities will SHOW up? Who cares as long as your favorite cohosts with the most are live over your interweb airwaves!

  • 03:01

    Life With A Veteran: After Combat, Can Anyone Return To Peaceful Married Life?

    in Women

    The Female Solution w/Naimah Latif


    After the welcome home parades, the parties and the speeches, the service men and women who experienced combat duty must return to the peaceand calm of civilian life. But horrible memories don't go away, neither does programming to react to the sound of sudden noises or the sight of people clothed in the attire of certain ethnic groups associated with the war. The scars of warfare are more than just physical. Are spouses of veterans really prepared for the psychological damage to their loved one, now a trained killer of human beings? After living among bloodshed, suffering and death, how does one turn off the killer instinct and turn on the intimate lover instinct? Can those who choose military careers maintain stable marriages? Or is the job too violent to deprogram oneself after combat duty has ended?