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  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Beverly Cox site manager for the Black Loyalist Heritage Society was living in Shelburne and raising her first daughter. One day, some community members approached her about the importance of Birchtown and keeping their history alive. Thus began an over-20-year relationship with the BLHS. Cox has many roles as Site Manager. She runs the site, hires summer staff and interpretive guides, makes sure the location is in impeccable shape, and ensures that visitors thoroughly enjoy their experience. Cox is also involved in fundraising for the interpretive centre and is the centre’s project manager. Of all of her roles, she loves the ones that let her interact with people the most. “I really enjoy meeting new people … So that’s my favourite part – giving our tour and partnering with other organizations to highlight our African Nova Scotian history.”


     

  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Patrick Sullivan is the chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He works with the NSTA board of directors to set the long-term strategy for tourism and deliver sustainable growth for the industry.


    Patrick has been General Manager and President for both start-up and large organizations, including Indigo.ca, Toronto.com and Workopolis.com. He has also worked for Procter and Gamble, McCain Food Ltd., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., and Upper Canada Brewing Company, specializing in marketing and digital marketing.

    Patrick enjoys running and has participated in a number of marathons. In October of 2011, he completed a 250 km run across the Sahara Desert, helping to raise over $100,000 for the National Advertising Benevolent Association.  Accepting a tourism industry challenge, he recently participated in the 2013 Blue Nose Marathon.


    Sgt. Craig Marshall Smith is a 18th year veteran of Canada's national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a descendant of both Black Loyalists who came to Nova Scotia from the USA in 1784 and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. 

    Craig is also an author and historian on African Canadian achievements and the journey of Black men and women who serve in the RCMP. 
     


     

  • 00:58

    National and International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    National and International Roundtable

  • 01:01

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Professional golfer and educator Renee Powell is one of only six rican American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She is the first woman of color to be elected to membership in the PGA of America.


    She is the daughter of the late William Powell, the only African-American to design, build, own, and operate a golf course in the United States. Mr. Powell was inducted posthumously March 12, 2013, into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame.


     


    Jamie Leno Zimron Sensei- (Master Instructor) is the creator of KiAi Golf and The KiAi Way Inc. and is a pioneer in providing holistic trainings for peak performance on all the playing fields of life: business, family, health, spirituality, the arts, sports – and of course the golf course.  Jamie is a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional, 5th Degree Aikido Black Belt, Somatic Psychologist, Mind-Body Fitness Trainer, Corporate Speaker, and international Citizen’s Diplomat. She was a state and national junior golf champion, and as a senior player has won a number of pro titles and gold medals (in the Maccabiah Games, international Jewish Olympics).


     

  • 00:50

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Cleo Hearn-was the first African American to win calf roping event at Major Rodeo –– 1970 Denver National Western, and he was Rodeo participant at all major stock shows through out the United States and for


    37 consecutive years a rodeo participant at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. 


     


    Cleo retired after 33 year career at Ford Motor Company and currently he is a Rodeo Advisor Manager for Gold Buckle Network


     


    He is a member of the following organizations: Rodeo Producer, Cowboys of Color Rodeo Tour, Texas Black Rodeo PRCA Member –– Calf Roper, Member PRCA since 1959, John F. Kennedy Presidential Honor Guard, Boy Scouts of America, Long Star High School Rodeo Association, Southwest Colored Cowboys Association, Established American Black Cowboy Association in 1971,United States Calf Roping Association, Cowboys Calf Roper Association, Old Timers Rodeo Association, American Quarter Horse Association, National Cowboys of Color Museum Hall of Fame, Tennessee Walking Horse Association.

  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    The ’68 Olympics is most remembered by the bowed heads and raised fists of Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Afterwards, the United States team swept the individual 400 meter dash. Ron and his teammates stood on the podium during the medal ceremony wearing emblematic black berets. Ron’s second trip to the victory stand, with his gold medal winning 4x400m relay teammates, also included a silent stance against racial discrimination in the United States. These protests not only represent some of the most memorable moments in Olympic history but an important milestone in America's civil rights movement as well. The 4x400m relay event provided not only an exciting race, but a historic event.  Ron’s time of 43.2 seconds was the fastest 400-meter relay split in track and field history and stood for more than 20 years! 


    His time was ultimately responsible for the United States’ world record setting time of 2:56.16, which shattered the world record by over three seconds and was unbroken for 25 years.  In addition to the collective gold, Ron captured the bronze in the individual 400-meter race where the United States swept the medal stand at the ’68 Olympics, in doing so Ron ran the fastest 400 meters ever run in lane #1 at 44.4. Although Ron’s Olympic achievements are stellar, and his performance in the 4x400 meter relay proved to be phenomenal, his story of triumph in the face of adversity began long before the ‘68 Olympics.

  • 01:06

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Ricki Stevenson has served as creative thinker, lead guide and CEO of Black Paris Tours since its inception in 1998. Stevenson, a native of Oakland, California, is a former New York and Bay Area TV/Radio news anchor/reporter and talk show host.  Ricki holds the distinction of having worked as a United Nations radio correspondent and as one of the first Black international travel reporters. She holds a master's degree in education and history from Stanford University, with an emphasis on African and African American history. Stevenson says her dream of living in Paris began when her Mother, a former dancer, took her to see Josephine Baker perform when she was three years old.  Over the years, her dream was fueled by interviews with some of the famous who fled racism in the US to live or spend time in Paris: Ray Charles, Earth Kitt, artist Lois Mailou Jones and choreographer, Geoffrey Holder. The idea for Black Paris Tours grew out of that dream and her six years work as an international travel reporter.

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Dr.George Stewart is an Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has worked with traumatized foster youth for 30+ years. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Medical School, he initially completed his training in Family Medicine at the University of Washington and at UCSF. He then worked as a Family Physician for several years in an impoverished barrio near San Jose, California. He returned to complete his training in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UC Davis.


    Working with Seneca Family of Agencies, a large non-profit providing a variety of mental health services to youth and their families, in various treatment settings in Northern California, he was able to observe repeatedly the overuse of medications with traumatized youth who had behavior problems.  He spent much more time tapering youth off of medications than he did prescribing them.


    He is extremely pleased that the Mercury News' Series on "Medicating Our Youth" is attracting a lot of attention to a long-neglected population. 


     D'Anthony was born in 1995 in Oakland, California  and is a foster home youth and will share with us his experiences in foster care. He likes making beats and his favorite producer is DJ Mustard. D'Anthony says he "enjoys breathing and waking up every day and  thinking God he's alive."

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Guests: Investigative Reporter Karen de SA, and Dr. George Stewart Psychiatrist.


    For the past four months, the Bay Area News Group has been documenting the alarming use of psychiatric medications in California's foster care system -- and the impact on thousands of vulnerable kids who suffer the consequences.


    Here, in Part 5 of our investigative series "Drugging Our Kids," we present a documentary video that gives voice to many of these young people, who say they were silenced during their youth by the powerful drugs.


    From Los Angeles to the Bay Area to Humboldt County, reporter Karen de Sá and photographer Dai Sugano interviewed more than 175 people, including dozens of current and former foster youth who were frequently moved and heavily medicated by a system that struggled to manage their complicated childhoods.


    Now, there's a growing call for change among former foster youth, psychiatrists, public health nurses and youth advocates. The stories of lost childhoods and remarkable resilience provide compelling lessons on how California can better address their trauma and stop "Drugging Our Kids."

  • 00:39

    Sierra Holmes- The Actor's Roundtable

    in Film

    Join Jonathan Moody and co host Morgan Tyler as they chat with actress Sierra Holmes on another Actor's Roundtable 

  • 00:29

    Genoveva Rossi- The Actor's Roundtable

    in Film

    Join Jonathan A Moody and Morgan Tyler as they chat with actress Genoveva Rossi on another Actor's Roundtable