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  • 00:29

    A Tribute to Black History Month: The Underground Railroad (Pt2)

    in History

    What is the real story behind how the Underground Railroad began and what were the effects of its movement? And who, other than Harriet Tubman, is responsible for its success. Tune in and get the answers to these questions and more. This episode is part two of the podcast which aired on 2/18/2015.  


    Long Story Short is a weekly show focusing on African American history, current issues in the black community and the future of people of African descent around the world. For the month of February, Dr. Hardy is dedicating the show to Black History Month where he will share some untold, as well as some familiar stories of the history and souls of Black folks. Tune in as Dr. Hardy makes the long, rich stories of the African Diaspora short, sweet and unforgettable.

  • 02:44

    Five on The Black Handside: The History of the “Dap” and African American Hands

    in Culture

    TONIGHT: Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Wed. May, 27th, 10:00pm-12:00midnight EST (7:00pm-9:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network?  We’ll discuss “Five on The Black Handside: The History of the “Dap” and African American Handshakes”.  Did you ever wonder where the “Dap” came from, fist bumping, etc.?  CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS/COMMENTS & LISTEN AT (914) 338-1375.  Listen online LIVE and the archived show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/05/28/five-on-the-black-handside-the-history-of-the-dap-and-african-american-hands or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.


     


    1)  Five on The Black Handside, the history of the “Dap” and African American Handshakes. 2) Baltimore City Schools layoff notices go out.  3) The Justice Department issues reforms to fix Cleveland policing.  What is next? 4) This date in African American History – Elijah McCoy, Inventor

  • 00:13

    The Black History of X-Men

    in Books

    As I have said many times before, I always learn something in presentations by Brother T. of London Black History Walks. 


    How has Black history influenced science fiction and sci-fi movies?  Listen below. 


    Click here for my Invasion 1897 blog.  This links to some of my other African history blogs. 


    Click here for my blog about Healing Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome.  


    Click here for The Black Blogger as Modern Griot. 


    Click here for Nurture Success Events. 


    Click here for London Black History Walks.  


    Click here for Black History Studies.


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    Gettysburg's underground railroad trail

    in Travel

    World Footprints is pleased share this GOLD Award winning show which was recognized by the North American Travel Journalist Association.   In celebration of Black History Month and the 150 Anniversary Commemoration of the American Civil War and Gettysburg Address, you will see a very compelling side of Gettysburg as told through our guests.  In 2013 the city of Gettysburg, the nation and the world reflected upon the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place from July 1 to July 3 1863, and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.  We showcased what visitors can expect to see and experience following the Commemorations and beyond the battlefield with Stacey Fox, Vice President of Marketing and Sales of the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. Then, Scott Hancock, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College joins us to discuss the role of the Underground Railroad in the war, the African-American struggle for freedom--from President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and the seminal events that took place in Gettysburg in 1863 that forever changed America. Finally, Debra Sandoe McCauslin of For the Cause/Gettysburg Histories takes us along the Underground Railroad in Adams County, Pennsylvania where we visit Yellow Hill and the Quaker Valley to uncover the African-American families who settled in the area and the role of Quakers in the Abolitionist Movement there.

  • 02:19

    The History of Memorial Day and it's African American Origins

    in Culture

    TONIGHT: Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Mon. May, 25th, 10:00pm-12:00midnight EST (7:00pm-9:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep.  We'll discuss “The History of Memorial Day and It’s African American Origins”.  We’ll also talk about the acquittal of Office Michael Brelo in Cleveland Ohio. CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS/COMMENTS & LISTEN AT (914) 338-1375.  Listen online LIVE and the archived show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/05/26/the-history-of-memorial-day-and-its-african-american-origins or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.

  • 02:15

    Was The Devil’s Punchbowl A U.S. Concentration Camp for Black Slaves?

    in Culture

    TONIGHT: Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Tues. May, 26th, 10:00pm-12:00midnight EST (7:00pm-9:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network?  We’ll discussed Cleveland’s settlement with the Department of Justice, the increase in killings in Baltimore and Was The Devil’s Punchbowl A U.S. Concentration Camp for Black Slaves?  We’ll also talk about the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo in Cleveland Ohio "Car Hood Shooting". CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS/COMMENTS & LISTEN AT (914) 338-1375.  Listen online LIVE and the archived show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/05/27/was-the-devils-punchbowl-a-us-concentration-camp-for-black-slaves or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.

  • History of the N-Word Pt. 3

    in Culture

    Please join us Sunday, 8AM CST as we discuss the history of the N-Word.


    We will discuss the different ways and contexts in which it is used.


    310-982-4273 and press 1 to speak with the hosts.

  • 02:26

    The Rob Black Show

    in Politics Progressive

    GEORGE PATAKI IS THE NEWEST GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. HOW MANY IS THAT NOW? ROB DISCUSSES HIS HISTORY AND CHANCES, AS WELL AS THE OTHER NOMINEES.


     


    ALSO, THE IRAQ WAR MISTAKE IS DISCUSSED.

  • 02:12

    Harriet Tubman and Quakers = Underground Railroad

    in Politics Conservative

    Tubman's organizing ability was key to her success -- she had to work with supporters on the clandestine Underground Railroad, as well as get messages to the slaves, since she met them away from their plantations to avoid detection. They usually left on a Saturday evening, as the Sabbath might delay anyone noticing their absence for another day, and if anyone did note their flight, the Sabbath would certainly delay anyone from organizing an effective pursuit or publishing a reward.


    Tubman was only about five feet tall, but she was smart and she was strong -- and she carried a long rifle. She used the rifle not only to intimidate pro-slavery people they might meet, but also to keep any of the slaves from backing out. She threatened any who seemed like they were about to leave, telling them that "dead Negroes tell no tales." A slave who returned from one of these trips could betray too many secrets: who had helped, what paths the flight had taken, how messages were passed..


    Quakers Released Slaves


     


    Not only did many Quakers release their slaves, but they saw to it that they could take care of themselves, teaching them to read and write and, in many cases, seeing that they were escorted to states or territories where they could live in freedom.


     


    Quaker John Woolman was involved with the abolitionist movement from an early date. He traveled the countryside, preaching against slavery. Woolman, born in 1720, became convinced that slavery was wrong when, at the age 20, he was asked by his employer to write a bill of sale for a slave girl. He did write it, but told his boss that he “believed slave-keeping to be a practice inconsistent with the Christian religion.” Shortly after this incident, Woodman left his job to travel and was instrumental in spreading the abolitionist message.

  • 02:30

    The Rob Black Show

    in Politics Progressive

    THE INDICTMENT OF FORMER SPEAKER DENNIS HASTERT HAS RAISED A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO HE WAS PAYING OFF. ROB OFFERS HIS OPINIONS.


     


    ALSO, CUBA HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY REMOVED FROM THE TERROR WATCH LIST.


     


    PLUS, RAND PAUL’S WAR HAWK COMMENTS ON IRAQ ARE DISCUSSED & THE SAUDI-9/11 CONNECTION AND ZACARIUS MOUSSAOUI.

  • 02:56

    Why Black Faces In High Places Hasn't Changed The Condition of Black People

    in Culture

    TONIGHT:  Listen to The African History Network Show, May, 7th, 7:00pm-10:00pm EST (4:00pm-7:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep on The Blog Radio Network. We’ll discuss “WHY AFRICAN AMERICAN FACES IN HIGH PLACES HAS NOT CHANGED THE CONDITION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS"!!!  CALL IN with your Questions/Comments and listen LIVE at 914-338-1375 or listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.


    Update on Baltimore - The Mayor of Baltimore has called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a full-scale civil rights investigation into the "pattern and practices" of the Baltimore City Police Department.  2) This date in African American History – Adam Clayton Powell Jr.


    DETROIT: Don't miss "The Black Advantage III" Business Conference, Wed. May 6th - Sat. May 9th.  Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network has been added to the lineup.  The Business Conference is Saturday, May 9th, 9am-6pm at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48219.  Register online at www.TheBlackAdvantage.com.   Don’t miss the Screening & Discussion of the new documentary “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” feat. Michael Imhotep of The African History Netwokr, 1:30pm – 2:45pm in the Banquet Hall.  Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/dTNAno3pRnU.