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  • 01:37

    Trans Racial: The Rachel Dolezal Controversy

    in Entertainment

    Rachel Dolezal has brought a term to her pretending to be black controversy which caused her to have to resign her new position as leader of the NAACP in Spokane Washington. She has used the term Trans-Racial and speaks about her identity in similar terms as a transgender person does. She speaks of at the age of 5 years old coloring with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon. She says that she "identifies" herself as a black woman and not a white woman.



    So what is trans-racial? 
    Is this a real term? Or did Ms. Dolezal just make it up?
    Can a Black person identify with being white even if they are very dark skinned?
    What are your thoughts on Rachel Dolezal?


    We will discuss this and more on tonight's topic! 


    JOIN THE CONVERSATION!! On Twitter use the hashtag: #CrystalShowTalk


    Also Tonight we will have Author, Lena Clark, who will discuss her book "An Amazing Mind" on the show. Lena Germaine Clark, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employee suffered an unexpected shock - the suicide death of her husband. This tragic incident compelled her to write her fact-based, educational memoir entitled, An Amazing Mind.

  • 01:55

    The Racial Divide: With “Southern Rites” Filmmaker, Gillian Laub

    in Culture

    Gillian Laub is a photographer/artist/filmmaker of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary, “Southern Rites”.  Gillian Laub first visited Mt. Vernon, Georgia, in 2002 to photograph the community’s segregated homecoming celebrations. Seven years later, after multiple visits to the area, the New York Times Magazine ran a photo essay, “A Prom Divided,” that documented Georgia’s Montgomery County High School’s racially segregated prom. Not surprisingly, the series generated national outrage that lead to the integration of the proms.


    As the film unraveled, there became more to the intended story of this small town in Georgia…


    A 22 year old black man, Justin Patterson, was shot and killed by Norman Neesmith, a white man who was living nearby in Toombs County.  


    With continued tensions of racial divide, this tragedy changed the course of Gillian’s documentary. 


    On this episode, we’re going to sit down with Gillian Laub to discuss her amazing film, “Southern Rites” and what she sees as a future for this country when it comes to the Racial Divides that affect us nationwide, and not just in the south. 


    Join us on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:00pm PST/10:00pm CST/11:00pm EST. 


    We invite you to listen by phone and comment by calling (646)200-3148.  Or listen online and join the chatroom conversation here on Blog Talk Radio, or from the Hot Topics Talk Radio website at www.hottopicstalkradio.com/hottopicstalkradio. 


    *The Hot Topics Talk Radio Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika, A&L Family Restaurant and SPMG Media.  For additional information regarding our sponsors and their products, go to www.hottopicstalkrad

  • 02:38

    Elijah Hamilton on "Abolishing the System of White Supremacy" & Racial Healing

    in Politics Progressive

    We at The Social Spitball Show always seek to share the truth in stories and perspectives that are not being shared by the national and even regional or local media. Racism in the United States of America has a long history and there are those that seek a "post-racist" America. Our featured guest for this show is one of the leaders in those efforts.


    Elijah Hamilton, a native Californian & Oakland resident, describes himself as a freelance antiracism educator. In one particular video, Elijah, a white American, describes "Why Most White People Don't Speak Out Against Racism" (also the title of the video). You can find this video and others at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AntiRacistUnity/videos. Elijah can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter using the handle AntiRacistUnity.


    In his videos on this YouTube channel and through videos and posts on Facebook & Twitter, he seeks to educate the masses on the misconceptions that have been drilled into our heads for generations. Elijah, like many smart anti-racist activists & educators, says that we need not spend so much time on individual racists, but to work to take down the Racist System in America.


    As he said in a recent Tweet, "One of the problems with white liberals is that we often care more about proving we're good people, than we do about abolishing the system of white supremacy." That's why more white folks need to stand up and speak out for our sisters and brothers of color, in order to move our nation forward together.


    This is the third in our Racial Healing shows. There is plenty to talk about. It is a very important show and should be a great one!!


    Let's KEEP the conversation going...

  • 00:53

    FREEDOM’S GATE: Juneteenth and Rachel Dolezal's trans-racial dilemma

    in Politics

    Friday marks the 150th anniversary of the landing of Union soldiers at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  The annual celebration Juneteenth was launched to celebrate the end of slavery and the Civil War in the United States.


    This June 19 the nation and blacks may be confronting a new type of end of slavery, thanks to former Spokane, Wash., NAACP president, Rachel Dolezal.


    Dolezal’s decision to change her race from white to black may actually bring an official end to racial hyphenation and ethnic designation in America. And that is something to celebrate


    Join host Kevin Fobbs with his guests Lonnie Poindexter, managing director of the Freedom’s Journal Institute, director of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), in Washington, D.C., and host of the nationally syndicated Freedom’s Journal Radio Show and nationally syndicated radio host Kenneth McClenton. McClenton, who hosts the "Exceptional Conservative Show," served as policy analyst for the DC Financial Authority and ombudsman for the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

  • 00:30

    The Importance of Public Relations and Media Training

    in Legal

    Cindi is here today to explain why it is important for attorneys to learn how to communicate effectively with the press. What to say and how to say it are vital ingredients for success when you are facing a crisis communications situation, speaking to the media on an evergreen topic, or presenting a case at an opportune moment in the news cycle. CreagerCole Communications helps clients strike the right tone and balance every time.


     


    Cindi Creager is a master media trainer and media relations expert with 20 years of communications experience in the news industry and LGBT non-profit world, including a successful tenure at both ABC News and GLAAD. She has prepared hundreds of people for high profile media appearances on a range of national platforms including all the major broadcast and cable news networks, and beyond. She has also placed numerous stories and spokespeople in outlets ranging from The New York Times, to USA Today to The Oprah Winfrey Show. She loves inspiring people to be their best when speaking to the media.

  • 00:31

    Black Man Clay and his Seven Principles, & Race Relations vs. Human Relations

    in Motivation

    On this episode Black Man Clay will introduce his Seven Principles of which you can get a copy at Amazon’s Kindle Store.


    After 20 years in the Air Force, Clarence Adams combined his awareness of human nature with his love of music and became Black Man Clay; a black man made out of clay, a musical philosopher. Black Man Clay has performed all over the country, including schools K-12, teaching: “Truth, love and communication, that's all we need to help the nation.” This book outlines these teachings.


    Race Relations vs. Human Relations; In lieu of recent racial violence, we will also discuss issues and differences of racial and human relations.  How would you use these principles if confronted or wound up in a situation with another?  Call us at (646) 915-9415 Guest Call In, and tell us your stories and or views.

  • 01:19

    Steven Williams Public Relations Specialist joins G|D on A Touch of Grace

    in Entertainment

    (S6E7) GD Welcomes.... 


    Steven Williams Public Relations Specialist to A Touch of Grace


    Date: Friday June 12, 2015 @ 2P/PST : 5P/EST 


    Call Into Show: (347) 989-8346


    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

    Highly accomplished Public Relations Specialist with verifiable track record of developing and managing media production and delivery. Successful and proven track record of advertising, marketing, and promotions for the motion picture industry, through radio, television, print, and Internet media. Successfully developed and implemented publicity and promotional campaigns for motion pictures in key markets. Created professional relationships with media industry officials and the entertainment community at large. Proven areas of expertise include:

    Public Relations Specialist Film Campaigns Press Releases
    Screening Progams Project Management Key Markets/Nationwide
    Premieres/Red Carpet Events Print/Internet Media Radio/TV Media
    Feature Articles Press Conferences Photographic Services

    Specialties:adobe photodeluxe, art, assets recovery, benefits administration, budget management, ceo, customer relations, film production, industry analysis, macromedia director, management, media relations, microsoft works, organizational skills, photography, press releases, print media, public relations, publicity, radio, recording, research, scheduling, stories, supervisory skills, television,


    Steven Williams - website: http://www.stevesimage.com/


     


     

  • 01:01

    A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in America - Allyson Hobbs, Ph.D.

    in History

    Rebroadcast


    A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.


    Allyson Hobbs is an assistant professor in the history department at Stanford.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and she received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago.  She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford.  Allyson teaches courses on American identity, African American history, African American women’s history, and twentieth century American history. She has won numerous teaching awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize.  She has appeared on C-Span and National Public Radio and her work has been featured on cnn.com and slate.com.  

  • 00:31

    Re-Awakening of Racial Hatred in the USA

    in Motivation

    Dylann Storm Roof, 21,was arrested Thursday morning in Shelby,North Carolina for killing nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.  The gunman walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church,one of the nation’s oldest Black American congregations dating back to1891, after 8 p.m., and the first call to police came shortly after 9 p.m. The gunman, from the Columbia, S.C., traveled to Charleston, S.C., sat down with parishioners in a prayer meeting for nearly an hour, and then opened fire. 


    Dylann Storm Roof is white and the nine slain people are black; among the dead was  South Carolina State Senator  (Rev.)  Clementa C. Pinckney, pastor of the church.  The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the F.B.I., and the United States Attorney’s Office for South Carolina opened a hate crime investigation into the shooting. The gunman was quoted as saying, “I have to do it; you rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”


    .A survivor of the shooting reported that the gunman asked for the pastor,sat next to Senator  Pinckney during the Bible study,During the shooting, Dylann Storm Roof reloaded his gun five times. J. Todd Rutherford, the minority leader of the State House of Representatives, confirmed that Senator  Pinckney’s sister was also among those killed. 


     

  • 01:30

    THE RELATIONS SLOW JAMZ AND ADULT TALK SHOW-ATTENTION TO DETAILS

    in Radio

    Tune into the Relations Slow Jamz and Adult Talk Show with host duo Lady 'J' and Mr. Naz as they bring the open discussion on the topic "Attention to Detail". Join Lady 'J' as she talks about various aspects of pay attention to the smallest details in every day relationships. Of course inbetween the open discussion Mr. Naz brings the best in yesterdays and today's slow jamz. It all goes down here on the GROWN ZONE here Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm (EST) at Shadow Worldz Radio here powered thru Blog Talk Radio. 

  • 00:28

    The Benefits Of Public Relations & Reputation Management

    in Business

    Ryan McCormick is Co-Founder of NY & NC based Goldman McCormick PR (www.goldmanmccormick.com) and is an expert on reputation management. 


    Steven David Elliot is a Realtor, Sales Person, Connector and Marketing Guru. He’s also founder of the North Hills Networking Group.

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