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1. Brooke Doaks is a Healing Artist, Cultural Curator, Creative Director and Founding Curator of Goddessflow Presents. She is the author of "A Grey Soul." Brooke graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Visual Production and Marketing Communications. Follow the blog goddessflowpresents.be and visit her websitewww.brookedoaks.com for more awareness. Her Goddessflowpresents involves developing a series of workshops, community and spotlight events all highlighting the black feminine divine. Her next event at the Naming Gallery, 335 15th Street, in Oakland, April 29 honors, artist, activist, Regina Evans, who will perform excepts from "52 Letters," stories of sexual trafickking: entrapment, bondage and freedom.
2. Camilla Nielsson (Director), based in Copenhagen, studied documentary filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts and holds an M.A. in visual anthropology from New York University. She joins us to talk about "Democrats" which premieres on Independent Lens, Monday, April 18.
3. Rebroadcast of interview with Steven Anthony Jones, Artistic Director, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presenting, "Thurgood," closing this weekend at AAACC. Visit lht-sf.org
4. IDRIS ACKAMOOR speaks to us about a new tour next month locally and internationally withThe Pyramids' new music:"We Be All Africans." Ackamoor is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor, tap dancer, producer, administrator, and director. He is the Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the multi-disciplinary San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey. Mr. Ackamoor has been honored with TWO Lifetime Achievement Awards for his extraordinary musical and theatrical contributions.
1. MoAD Emerging Artist, Cheryl Derricotte’s “Ghosts/Ships”
She pays homage to Fred Wilson’s Mining the Museum by “mining the library” (the British Library) for images related to the global slave trade. This show includes approximately 20 works that reveal images of people from African descent who come from diverse locales and were involved in the slave trade.
Images of slave ships and oceans reveal how the art and culture of the African people have been dispersed all over the world. The exhibit will include portraits of enslaved people from the Diaspora, ships, oceans and botanical illustrations of cotton, which was a central crop to the institution of slavery and the basis of much of the early craft art.
Originally from Washington D.C., Derricotte is a visual storyteller who currently resides in Oakland, Calif. She holds a MFA from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and has been awarded Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass’ Inaugural Visionary Scholarship and a D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities /National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship Grant. She’s exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Airport Museum.
2. Steven Anthony Jones, Artistic Director, LHT-SF, joins us to talk about "Thurgood."
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Stephen Anthony Jones, Artistic Director, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, joins us to talk about "Thurgood," which opens at the AAACC April 7-17, in the Burial Clay theatre in San Francisco.http://www.lhtsf.org/tickets
2. La Freshia Brown, Uppity Edutainment, presents "Not for Sale: The Oscar C. Wright," (2015) directed by Michael Lange. All screenings are at Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, every Thursday at 6 p.m. Screenings start at 7 p.m. http://www.up-ed.com/home.html
3. Christopher K. Walker, director, Welcome to Leith which premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 4, 2016, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.http://itvs.org/films/welcome-to-leith/
4. We close with a conversation with Cheryl Patrice Derricotte re:Ghost/Ships at MoAD-SF through Sunday, April 3. https://www.moadsf.org/
Music: Brother Jahahara's "Pachamama."
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As we all know Thurgood Marshall was a Supreme Court Justice, however most of us do know that he was an visionary, innovator, a prolific agent of social change, educator, legal education advocate, and grass roots marketing genius !!!!
In this episode of "It's My House" our guest is Warren Houston of "Know Thy Self Radio". He will educate us on how Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was a major game changer in the history of the United States, yet a very underated one.
This will be a very educational program, so get your pen and paer out and take notes.
Markita Samuel is a business coach and consultant and the founder of the all-inclusive coaching and promotional firm Making Straight Paths. As a teacher, author and lawyer, Markita decided to create Making Straight Paths to help others discover their entrepreneurial paths to success. Markita uses hands on, creative and comprehensive approach to business, marrying purpose based philosophies and practical tools to help business owners and organizations take their ideas and bring them to life. A strategic planning expert, Samuel is passionate about leadership development, economic empowerment, social engagement and teaching business owners the power of volunteerism. Samuel is a graduate of Florida A&M University and received her J.D. from Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
In an exclusive interview on The Hutchinson Report, Thurgood Marshall, Jr., Attorney and former Clinton Administration advisor, and son of legendary Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, discusses the challenges facing the Democrats in the 2012 presidential election campaign. Marshall tells what kind of campaign the Democrats will have to mount to keep Congress and the White House.
Tonight we will discuss our upcoming free screening of the SBPM made-for-YT-FB-IG-TW video, 'Black Exodus,' on the American public school system. The live screening will be held this coming Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 2:00pm EST at the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Inc., 1816 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
****This video was a collaboration between African Unification & SBPM.****
We will also be discussing the most recent attack against Straight Black Pride Movement (SBPM). Apparently, Black Lives Matter got wind of the SBPM 'Black Exodus' free screening, they decided that heterosexual Black people do not have the right to meet and discuss rebuilding and repairing our family structures. Here is the link to the Black Lives Matter event to shut down the SBPM's right to free assembly:
Dr. John Hope Franklin is the tie that binds- Not only is he the son of the great Civill Rights Lawyer Buck Franklin he was also an advisor to Thurgood Marshall during the historical Brown v. Board of Education Topeka
Dr. Franklin's father Buck Franklin sued the City of Tulsa for passing an ordinance that effectively barred blacks from rebuilding their city, "Black Wall Street" after the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921. Buck Franklin won that suit before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
His father’s success – and his critical importance to the Greenwood community – became a preamble to the success and importance of the son. Dr. John Hope Franklin became one of the most important American historians of the 20th Century.
As a historian, a scholarly voice working for American civil rights, an advisor to Thurgood Marshall during the United States Supreme Court Case Brown v. Board of Education, Dr. Franklin was on Marshall’s team of historians which uncovered a speech written in 1866 by Thaddeus Stevens, (Steven Spielberg's Movie Lincoln (Tommy Lee Jones) the leader of the Aboltionist Republicans who introduced the 14th Amendment.
Steven delivered his speech before Congress Steven said in part: “Where any State makes a distinction in the same law between different classes of individuals, Congress shall have the power to correct such discriminations and inequality.” Marshall and his team argued that the drafters of the amendment -Bingham himself had stated that constitutional provisions should be “writ broad for ages yet unborn.”
Cassandra "Momma C" Gaines is the soul food guru and author who is all about keeping soul food alive with her best selling book, Momma C Is Soul Food and now with the launch of her new products, Momma C's Soul Food in a Jar. She began her career as a soul food cook at the tender age of 8, where she spent many hours in the kitchen with her mother trying out various soul food recipes. Cassandra "Momma C" Gains is the founder of The National Soul Food Cook Off and the coordinator of The Martin Luther King Soul Food Cook Off, which takes place every January in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Among her numerous honors and distinctions, Cassandra has been named one of the top 50 Women of the Year in the State of Oklahoma; honored by the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission; received the International African American Culinary Arts Institute Award; appointed State Chairperson for the Thurgood Marshall Foundation; inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame for her cultural contributions, and has been cited for her significant contributions to Oklahoma tourism by the Governor.
Welcome to another show here at, "Your Place". We have a special treat for you on this show. We have Jacquelyn Smith Joy as our guest speaker tonight. Her ministry is licensed with the United Pentecostal Church International! She is going to talk with us tonight on the importance and application of prayer to this time that we live in today! We wanted to share a little about our speaker tonight. She is a Senior Partner in her firm. She obtained her a JD, Cum Laude, from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She holds a Th.D. from Apostolic Theological Seminary and Bible School. She was awarded an AAA, Magna Cum Laude, from Montgomery College and a BBA, Summa Cum Laude, from LeTourneau University. She has numerous scholastic honors. She is a member of the Bar, State of Texas and a member of the United States of America - Southern District Court of Texas. Sis. Joy previously taught at the Center for Advanced Legal Study. She was a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas, a member of The National Scholars Honor Society, and a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda. Sis. Joy was a full member of the Texas Association of Mediators. She was awarded the “Professional of the Year,” in 2014 in the industry of Legal Services - Mediation, Wills & Family Law at Strathmore's Who's Who and remains a lifetime member there. She is actively involved in Christian missionary activities worldwide. She is on the board of Scism University. Sis. Joy is also an adjunct professor in the campus in Nepal and in the campus in India. She is also an adjunct professor at Apostolic Theological Seminary and Bible School. She has ministered with her husband in various countries including; Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, India, Nepal, Columbia, and Haiti. At the end of each show we allow you to ask questions or make a comment. Just push the number one on your phone and we will identify you by the last four digits of your phone number.
Gwendolyn Everline is a married mom of two children. A graduate from Texas Southern University and Thurgood Marshall School of Law, she began writing while at home recovering from breast cancer. During that time her two books, "The Pastor's Naked Skeletons" and "Bodies Cry Out", were created.
Join me as I sit with Gwendolyn as she discusses her inspiration for her works and how she won her battle with breast cancer. On Why Yet's Watch, we let you know what's happening. See ya soon, Why Yet.
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