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  • BS of the Sun Podcast 8/5/15: Send in the clowns

    in Basketball

    Paul Coro from the Arizona Republic joins the show to discuss the foolishness surrounding Marcus Morris's twitter bonanza, Summer League and the rest of the team's moves this offseason.


    In addition to Coro, Dave King and Jim Coughenour examine the ruckus caused by ex-Sun Marcus Morris and whether it might be cause for concern with his twin brother, and current Sun, Markieff Morris.


    Is the Suns organization partly at fault for the scorched earth nature of recent player departures and should the team finish cleaning house? Does a trade of Markieff for less than equal current talent have minatory implications on the team's 2016 playoff hopes?


    This episode is all Morrii... because these guys are such a charming pair to fawn over.


    We'll try to keep the clowning around to a minimum.

  • 01:09

    BS of the Sun Podcast 8/4/15: Clowning Around

    in Basketball

    Paul Coro from the Arizona Republic joins Dave King and Jim Coughenour to discuss the twitter storm from ex-Sun Marcus Morris and whether it might be cause for concern with current Sun Markieff Morris.


    Is the Suns organization partly at fault for the scorched earth nature of recent player departures and should the team finish cleaning house? Does a trade of Markieff for less than equal current talent have minatory implications on the Suns 2016 playoff hopes?


    This episode is all Morrii... because these guys are such a charming pair to fawn over.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features our regular PANW dispatches dealing with the 500th day of captivity for over 200 girls from the Chibok school in northeastern Nigeria; the African Union will hold a joint summit with India to discuss mutual interests between the two geo-political regions; Sudan is attempting to settle border disputes with neighboring Ethiopia while President Bashir is hosting the ousted fugitive president of Yemen who is backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States; South Sudan's government and rebels have signed a peace deal; and finally the homeless crisis in New York City has outstripped the worse days of the 1970s through the 1990s. Our second and third hours highlight our continuing commemoration of Black August which recognizes the contributions of Africans in the struggle against racism, slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism.This program reviews the assassination of George L. Jackson and the often controversial role of Eldridge Cleaver, who served as Minister of Information of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

  • Urban Therapy with Sun #146 A Long, Carzy Summer.

    in Lifestyle

    We see a lot of strange things in the summertime. You never know what you're gonna get on a daily basis while you're driving, riding public transportation, walking, sitting on your porch or steps, shopping, looking out of your window or whatever. The summertime does crazy things to people. It' makes some people act out. When you think about it, you've probably seen the wildest things ever during the warm weather months. So, what have you seen this year? How about last year?
    This is a call in show.
    You are encouraged to share anything crazy that you've seen this summer. Nothing is too wild, ratchet, ghetto, unbelievable, ridiculous or just plain wrong.
    I know that personally, I don't have to leave my street. I have pictures! They give me a show every single day! Wait until I share my stories. Share yours as well and let's have some fun on this show.
    There may be drugs involved. In fact I know there will be.

  • Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reviews with reports on the continuing United States coordinated war against the people of Yemen; coverage of the latest developments in the escalating tensions between North and South Korea; several U.S. contractors were killed in an attack in Afghanistan; and the people of South Sudan desire peace between the warring factions at loggerheads since Dec. 2013. The second hour highlights a lecture on the life and times of militant anti-slavery fighter John Brown as part of our Black August recognition. Also in the final segment we look again at the contributions of Hugo Pinell who was killed in the New Folsom prison of California on Aug. 12.

  • 02:55

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. You will hear our regular PANW reports on the continuing controversy surrounding the torture of Libyan loyalists who fought against the imperialist intervention and destruction of the North African state in 2011; Pierre Nkurunziza was inaugurated to a third term this week amid ongoing unrest inside this central African state; violence is not abating within the Central African Republic as reports indicate that ousted leader Francois Bozize is planning to return in order to participate in an upcoming election while efforts are underway to investigate cases of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeeping troops; and efforts are taking place to reconstitute the African National Congress Youth League through a soon to be held conference in South Africa. In the second and third hours we will feature segments on Black August. Another tribute to Hugo Pinell will be heard and a recording of Huey P. Newton when he emerged from prison in Aug. 1970. The final two segments examine the Nat Turner Rebellion of 1831 and the raid on Harper's Ferry led by John Brown in 1859.

  • Nelson Alburquenque and the Rise of Tikal Sun

    in Indie Music

    Nelson Alburquenque bio:



    Nelson Alburquenque is a songwriter and poet from North Hollywood, California. He is known as the rhythm guitarist for the band Tikal Sun.
    Born in Santiago, Chile, Alburquenque was adopted at the age of two years old and grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, the son of second generation Jewish-European Americans. 
    Alburquenque, most notable for his composition work in Tikal Sun, first discovered the acoustic guitar at 15 years old in 2004. Learning did not come easy, as Alburquenque soon found his hands were too small to form both basic and complex bar chords. After a year of taking a hiatus from learning guitar, Alburquenque re-tuned his strings in his Sophomore year of high-school, thereby bringing the notes closer to his hand. Throughout the years, Alburquenque has modified his original tuning, in addition to creating additional alternative tunings, all of which Alburquenque continues use to paint his musical landscapes within Tikal Sun.


    Today, Alburquenque has independently authored over 150 songs, contributing all rhythm guitar for Tikal Sun. 
    While Alburquenque’s native/Inidgeni music is unique and often earns the praise of his peers, Alburquenque himself remains humble and generous in his relations with his fellow artists. A follower of his own spiritual philosophy, nyi, Alburquenque’s dream for the world is to see the recognition and preservation of all indigenous communities around the globe. Through his Indigeni music in Tikal Sun, Alburquenque hopes to honor and shed light on the Native voice.
    He is 26 years-old.

  • 00:06

    Brothers of the Sun Friday Night Open Mike

    in Motivation

    Friday August 28 at 6pm eastern, please join the SIgnOtHeTiMeS Family as we wrap up this week with Brothers of the Sun and you. This week we have discussed the socio-economic impact of HIP HOP and bringing it back to its original purpose and meaning of HIGHER INFINITE POWER HEALING OUR PEOPLE. We began the week on Tuesday with Dr. James Jones with HIP HOP and Political, Wednesday we featured Da U A out of Fort Worth, Texasvand Thursday we spoke with the multitalented Amen Ra aka Bam Bam Valentine. We will be playing his new single I'm Finished. See you tonight beginning at 6 pm 917-889-8059 is the call in number.

  • 01:02

    BSotS Podcast 8/25/15: Remembering Steve Nash

    in Basketball

    Dave King and Jim Coughenour discuss Steve Nash's time as a Sun after the announcement he will be inducted in the team's ring of honor, the 2015-16 schedule release, the Morris brothers, season predictions and recent signings.

  • Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this episode we feature our regular PANW reports looking at events surrounding the election of a new president of the ruling African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL), Bathabile Dlamini, and the prospects for a women leader of South Africa; in Zimbabwe the government has raised the idea through a new labor bill to provide compensation for the thousands of workers who are losing their jobs due to a supreme court ruling; the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic has been forced to resign by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a result of a scandal alleging abuse of women; and there are further revelations about the United States government spying on legendary African American novelist and essayist James Baldwin. The second and third hours of the program continue our focus on Black August with a rare archival interview of revolutionary prison organizer George Jackson during 1971 just prior to his assassination on Aug. 21 of that year. We also will review a 1959 speech by Commandante Fidel Castro at Harvard in light of the reestablishment of relations with Washington this past week. Finally we hear an audio documentary about Nelson Mandela, the former ANC leader and first president of the non-racial Republic of South Africa.

  • Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports highlighting the request by the Namibian people for reparations involving the German genocide of 1904-07 where tens of thousands of Africans were slaughtered at the aegis of Berlin's Second Reich; the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was served with a letter of support from the Republic of Sudan in Zimbabwe just recently; the United States has re-established its embassy in Havana, Cuba after 54 years ushering in a new era of bilateral relations; while clashes have taken place in neo-colonial Libya in the city of Sirte between IS fighters and other groups amid the failure of United Nations brokered talks to stabilize the situation inside this North African state. In the second and third hour we focus on the legacy of Black August looking at the 50th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion which began on Aug. 11, 1965. Also we pay tribute to Hugo Pinell of the San Quinten Six who was assassinated on Aug. 12 in the California prison system. Finally we review an audio documentary on the legacy of resistance behind prison walls in the U.S.