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Welcome to the latest installment of The Grindhouse, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm (EST). Our Grindhouse broadcast, not unlike a 70s cinematic presentation, is a "double feature" audio experience with The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio airing at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. For The Comic Shoppe, the crew uses their own "electron microscopes" to illuminate the following issues: Comic Book historian, Prof. Bill Foster joins the crew to discuss the past, present and future of Black representation in comics; Marvel Comics' print division makes history (and controversy) with switching the gender and race of Thor and Captain America, respectively; Xbox Entertainment Studios lays of 18,000 workers after announcing new TV shows in development a few months ago and lastly, our thoughts on the release of new shows (or leaks)-Constantine, Extant, The Strain, Legend of Korra. Call us live at 646-915-9620!
And batting clean up, we have Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they tackle the following subjects: the MH17 Malaysian airplane tragedy and the international fallout as the investigation ensues; the Straight Out of Compton casting fiasco proves that there's minstrelsy in front and behind the camera; the Koch Brothers donate 25 million to the UNCF causing others to question their loyalty to the famed educational organization; a Black woman creates a crowdfunding campaign seeking "White privilege"; a Staten Island father dies by police choke hold and lastly, a Black Voices piece posits that the White LGBT appropriation of Black female culture is racist (huh?). Another must hear show!
Wayne Linsey on "Interviews with the Stars" with Miss Diamond
Musician Wayne Linsey plays guitar, bass and drums -- and is now a part of the “Tonight Show Band” on keyboards.
Being a talented drummer and pianist earned Linsey a full scholarship to the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C. The musician created his own trio and drew a loyal following in and around the D.C. area.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Linsey began performing with such renowned artists as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, The Jacksons and Earth Wind & Fire among others. He was also an integral member of the ever-popular group Maze for many years.
Linsey also has his share of television and feature-film credits, including Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats, “ “Motown Live,” “Fame,” “Cedric the Entertainer,” “American Idol,” “The NAACP Image Awards,” “The Grammy Awards,” “The Billboard Awards, “UNCF Evening of the Stars” and many more.
In 2010. Linsey released his first solo project, “A Song Without Words.” The project reflects the broad spectrum of music he’s mastered since his early days at Howard University running the gamut from jazz and R&B to world music and rap and features special guest players such as Fred Wesley, Bobby Brown, Michael “Patches” Stewart, Kenny Garrett,, Louis Price, Sy Smith, Lynne Fiddmont and fellow “Tonight Show Band” members Paul Jackson Jr., Teddy Campbell and Kevin Ricard.
Linsey lives in Los Angeles.
Join us on Monday for a special show as we welcome UNCF to discuss their fall fundraiser. Our guests include Sonia Bivens, Area Development Director for UNCF, and event co-chairs Lawrence Stanley of The Cap-X Group and Kelly Leonard of Taylor-Leonard Corporation. Join us for an informative and lively discussion on this UNCF fundraiser and how you can be a part of it.
It's one thing to watch politics and react to the laws that govern our communities. But who are the people who step up, take risks, and run for political office? And who are the WOMEN who dare to dream and run for office? We'll talk with Natalie Carithers, a Boston area community activist, a past president of Boston Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta, who is running for Boston City Council in a special February election. One of the female trailblazers who dares to build her platform as an elected public official hopeful......And later in the hour we'll talk with United Negro College Fund development officer Janice Cooper about the upcoming January 29th-30th UNCF Evening of Stars fundraiser. Televised nationwide, it's two hours of singers and celebrities, a special tribute to Chaka Khan, all helping raise money and awareness for historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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This week in the Southern Passion Lounge its all about the UNCF Cooking Series in Seattle Wa. stopping by is Lacie West the Area Development Director, Chef Wayne Johnson at Ray's Boathouse, Cafe & Catering, NW/Global Seafood & Featured on Iron Chef, Chef Lauren Walker - Private Chef & Cake Designer, Chef Claiborne Bell - Seattle Sorbets, Co-Founder Martin Barret - Sozo Wine, Kimberly Schaub - Beecher's Handmade Cheese
Also stopping by is Stephanie Tastad of "Where To Eat Guide" Seattle
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One of the partners in the recently announced AIR.U initiative to build wireless broadband networks in college towns is the United Negro College Fund. UNCF plans to leverage this opportunity to put historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) on better footing with other colleges by building strong broadband infrastructure.
Robert Rucker, VP of Planning, Budgets and Information Technology for UNCF, discusses plans to help AIR.U create guidelines and broadband pilot programs for the 500 colleges nationwide represented by the initiative. These plans include using unlicensed white space to bring wireless broadband to colleges and the communities surrounding them.
Mr. Rucker also describes:
the effectiveness of colleges as hubs of broadband innovation programs that are helping more minorities become computer literate and move online creative uses of broadband technology originating in black communities how Federal broadband policy and funding programs can raise all boats
Tonight in in Kala Nation's Sunday Night Sermon we will talk about intelligence and why are we against those who are smart.Why do we reject academics for street knowledge?When a White boy is born it is inbred in him the responsiblity of running the world.When a Black boy is born the world has no use for him.Why are the top money makers in Black America sports stars and entertainers?Why are the top money makers in Nigeria industrialist?Why are there no major discussions among 42 million African Americans about the topics of universal concern?Things such as energy,science,global warming,ecology,human development and WMD's?
The answer is 400 years of acceptance of mediocrity low expectations and basic serfdom and outright buffoonery.Why are the Chinese and Asians populating Africa and getting rich?How do we rise above our collective lot in America?Or do we throw away what God gave all human beings to succeed on this Earth,A mind,a will,and self determination for a few crumbs?Tonight the Kalagenesis delivers a fire and brimstone Sunday Night sermon in Kala Land.
This week in the Lounge we will be talking about the uncf cookoff on August 4th. Chef Wayne Johnson will be swinging by as well.
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Good Evening, folks! Our Mid Week in Review show airs tonight at 7pm! Join Dburt and Captain Kirk as they pontificate and/or elucidate on the following current event laden topics: Legendary TV host and producer, Don Cornelius of Soul Train fame, dies at 75 in a violent and tragic way; for our positive turn-Blue Area segment-UNCF recently honored aviator Barrington Irving, founder of the non profit org Experience Aviation; and speaking of aviation, Dburt retells his Comic Shoppe story regarding the censoring of a Black astronaut comic book story in 1953; Gov. Romney wins the Florida primary but did he misstep by stating that he will not focus on the "very poor"; today is the first day of BHM, and we received a link to an archival letter from a former slave addressed to his former captor and lastly, a "quick clean-up" pertaining to stories that we left on the table from the last broadcast. See you all at 7pm eastern.
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