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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...

  • 01:37

    WHAT ARE YOU TIRED OF???

    in Family

    TUESDAY'S SHOW WAS TRULY AMAING. MY BOY E AND I HAD A LOT OF LOVE AND FEEDBACK FROM THE PEOPLE AND TRULY APPRECIATE ALL OF IT. SO THIS BRINGS ME TO TONIGHTS TOPIC... WHAT ARE YOU TIRED OF? TIRED OF SEEING?HEARING? DOING? WHAT ARE YOU TIRED OF?? IT'S AN OPEN FLOOR TONIGHT AND WE NEED SOMEONE TO FILL IT. PLUS FIND OUT WHAT A GROUP OF FOOLS ARE PLANNING TO DO AT THE FUNERALS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA VICTIMS AND WHO'S NOT STANDING FOR IT?? CALL AND VENT YOUR FRUSTRATIONS PEOPLE. HOW WILL THEY KNOW IF WE CONTINUE TO SIT DOWN AND BE QUIET?? CALL IN LIVE TONIGHT @8 EST 7CST 646-787-1787

  • 01:30

    Keeping the Count with Count zrathknock, Bad News Bman And Madcow

    in Entertainment

    Join keeping the count with your usual shenaningans and NO TOPICS JUST PURE FUN.

  • 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.

  • 02:00

    A Just Cause - Fighting For Second Chances

    in US Government

    Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.  


    Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff, Lisa and Lamont will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person.


    Our Special Guests for tonight's show discussing Fighting for Second Chances are Jason Tashea, Founder of the Expunge Project and Jonathan Tippens, Founder of Expunge U.S.. 


    A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org.


    For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com.


    Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6,  @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6


    Thank you for your support!

  • 00:05

    Bill Cosby American Hero or Not?

    in Self Help

     


    "Blacks are dehumanized to such an extent that they aren't perceived as humans.Along with racial profiling and illegal harassment , like stop-and-frisk, being pushed through a window by police has apparently become a new reality for brown-skinned people. Yet how is such aggression and violence justified by law enforcement, and are these incidents to be imagined as mere coincidence - or explained as reflective of black pathology rather than police pathology?

  • Struggling Minds

    in Spirituality

    Are you tired of the roller coaster of doubt, fear, hurt, confusion, wondering what's next, and being overwhelmed?  Join us to hear the remedy for the STRUGGLE TO BE OVER! Queen of the week is Pastor Ann Butterfield.  Book Chat: The Bishop's Daughter by Tiffany L. Warren

  • 00:30

    A Different World

    in Lifestyle

    Can you imagine if we all lived in a different world? One where we weren't judged by our physical, social, economic, or racial status? We all dream of a better world but what are we actually doing to make it happen? We'll be discussing that very thing on the next "Can You Relate." Hope to see you there. ~Eric

  • 02:10

    Was Hulk Hogan Framed by his former best Friend?

    in Entertainment

    Was Hulk Hogan Framed we will talk Tuesday 8 pm est here's what happened Friday: “WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”This all but confirms the now widespread rumors that Hogan was involved in some sort of racial incident in an audio interview online; a rumor that has been making its rounds since late Thursday night when the story first broke. Wrestlezone is working to confirm these rumors, and will provide updates as they become available.