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  • 00:19

    Carl Siciliano of The Ali Forney Center

    in LGBT

    Carl Siciliano, founder and executive director of The Ali Forney Center, talks to Randy about the current #HarlemNoHate Campaign which aims to raise funds to help the Center purchase a church in Harlem to expand it's services for homeless LGBT youth.


    The poetic irony is that the pastor of the church, Rev. James Manning, has spent years spewing vitriolic hate speech towards the LGBT community in Harlem.


    Pastor Manning is notorious for signage at the church with messages such as “Jesus would stone homos” and that all supporters of LGBT people should be cursed with cancer, HIV, madness, and eternal damnation.


    "The biggest reason our youths are driven from their homes is because of homophobic and transphobic religious beliefs of their parents. If we are able to obtain the space it would truly be a triumph of love over hatred," says Siciliano.


    The church is being put up for auction due to unpaid bills and tax liens on February 24th. The goal of the #HarlemNoHate campaign is to purchase the church and make what was once a place that put religious-based hate on broad display, and turn it into a safe haven for young LGBT.


    The Ali Forney Center is the largest and most comprehensive organization in the nation dedicated to housing LGBT youth. AFC serves youth aged 16-24, and provides emergency and transitional housing, street outreach, a drop-in center, medical and mental health treatment, a vocational/educational program, and a counseling project for the families of LGBT youth.


    Listen as we talk about the difficulties homeless LGBT youth face and how you can help.


    You can donate to the #HarlemNoHate campaign by clicking here.

  • 02:03

    Race & Relations: The American Judicial System

    in The Bible

    The television is bombarded with images of the injustice of African Americans in this country and while Lady Justice is sitting quietly, turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the continuous pain and unfair mistreatment of African Americans, it's clear that though others may not value the lives of our black youths--something has to be done!


    Bishop McKinney addresses a lot of the concerns that surrounds the judicial system regarding black lives and what we need to do as a community and as a race of people to become economically ahead and not participate in destroying the lives of our fellow black sisters and brothers because it truly is a spiritual warfare!  We must be ahead of the game and stop refusing to be last when everyone who is not of African descent has benefited off of the sweat and blood of our African ancestors.  We must educate ourselves by putting down the video games and picking up a book.  We must empower ourselves by being filled with the spirit of God so that he can direct our footsteps and we must not kill each other, leaving another heartbroken parent to carry the pain of grief because the life of her/his child was snuffed out.


    Did Dr. Martin Luther King and so many march for nothing?  Did Rosa Park refuse to sit in the back of the bus for no reason?  Was Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad in vain? But more importantly, does Black Lives Matter? 

  • 02:01

    Hip Hop...Then and Now Pt 2

    in Radio

    Topic: We will be continuing our look at Hip Hop from its early days of infancy.till the present day...Has Hip Hop elevated to a degree where it is enlightening and elevating the consciousness of the youth...has it brought us out of the state of ignorance and empowerment? Have the artist today continued the positive and creative direction in which Hip Hop first inspired???What messages are being sent to our youths? We are no longer in control of the music or the message so who is? Let's open up our awareness to the negatives and positives that Hip Hop and those who control it have created...Welcome

  • 01:47

    Race & Relations: The American Judicial System

    in The Bible

    The television is bombarded with images of the injustice of African Americans in this country and while Lady Justice is sitting quietly, turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the continuous pain and unfair mistreatment of African Americans, it's clear that though others may not value the lives of our black youths--something has to be done!


    Bishop McKinney addresses a lot of the concerns that surrounds the judicial system regarding black lives and what we need to do as a community and as a race of people to become economically ahead and not participate in destroying the lives of our fellow black sisters and brothers because it truly is a spiritual warfare!  We must be ahead of the game and stop refusing to be last when everyone who is not of African descent has benefited off of the sweat and blood of our African ancestors.  We must educate ourselves by putting down the video games and picking up a book.  We must empower ourselves by being filled with the spirit of God so that he can direct our footsteps and we must not kill each other, leaving another heartbroken parent to carry the pain of grief because the life of her/his child was snuffed out.


    Did Dr. Martin Luther King and so many march for nothing?  Did Rosa Park refuse to sit in the back of the bus for no reason?  Was Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad in vain? But more importantly, does Black Lives Matter? 

  • 02:42

    Live: Hopeton Brown with Socially Conscious Reggae Movement on the go

    in Music

    Reggae music is known for the socially conscious message. Step into the studio with Hopeton Brown as we discuss the challenges faced by the youths. Step in to the studio with reggae pioneer and cultural ambassador Hopeton Brown. Log on to discuss the message behind the music. Music is divine, universal and a tool to empower the youths. Wednesdays - 9 - midnite  Log on and call in 661-467-2407

  • 01:01

    Man Rise Up Radio w. Ed Womack

    in Self Help

    We are delighted to welcome Patrick Phillips. Patrick Phillips, “The Change Agent,” is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award and a graduate of Georgia State University (GSU), and he holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in social work. Mr. Phillips was born and raised in a single-parent household in South Central Los Angeles, and he overcame many of the challenges that youths face today. He has an extensive background in working with youths, adults, families, community organizations, and college students. His experiences in education began in Los Angeles and Long Beach, where Mr. Phillips was a paraprofessional and behavior intervention specialist


    working with children with developmental disabilities

  • 01:51

    Race & Relations: The American Judicial System

    in The Bible

    The television is bombarded with images of the injustice of African Americans in this country and while Lady Justice is sitting quietly, turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the continuous pain and unfair mistreatment of African Americans, it's clear that though others may not value the lives of our black youths--something has to be done!


    Bishop McKinney addresses a lot of the concerns that surrounds the judicial system regarding black lives and what we need to do as a community and as a race of people to become economically ahead and not participate in destroying the lives of our fellow black sisters and brothers because it truly is a spiritual warfare!


    We must be ahead of the game and stop refusing to be last when everyone who is not of African descent has benefited off of the sweat and blood of our African ancestors.  We must educate ourselves by putting down the video games and picking up a book.  We must empower ourselves by being filled with the spirit of God so that he can direct our footsteps and we must not kill each other, leaving another heart broken parent to carry the pain of grief because the life of her/his child was snuffed out.


    Did Dr. Martin Luther King and so many march for nothing?  Did Rosa Park refuse to sit in the back of the bus for no reason?  Was Harriet Tubman's underground railroad in vain? But more importantly, does Black Lives Matter? 

  • 02:52

    Socially Conscious Reggae Music - Paving the Way

    in Music

    Reggae music is known for the socially conscious message. Step into the studio with Hopeton Brown as we discuss the challenges faced by the youths. Step in to the studio with reggae pioneer and cultural ambassador Hopeton Brown. Log on to discuss the message behind the music. Music is divine, universal and a tool to empower the youths. Wednesdays - 9 - midnite  Log on and call in 661-467-2407

  • 01:29

    The BARBERSHOP - the g-code vs THE G-code.

    in Relationships

    The BARBERSHOP -
    the g-code vs THE G-code. The code of the common vs. the code of the royalty

    Jae Iglesia and Mr. Pearson walk through the Wrong G Code--the gangster code of ethics and honor that most young Black youths learn on the street; and compare it with The Real G Code--the Gentleman's code of honor that so few of them ever get to learn! We compare gangsters and gentlemen this Sunday--in The Barbershop

  • 02:00

    Race & Relations: The American Judicial System

    in The Bible

    The television is bombarded with images of the injustice of African Americans in this country and while Lady Justice is sitting quietly, turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the continuous pain and unfair mistreatment of African Americans, it's clear that though others may not value the lives of our black youths--something has to be done!


    Bishop McKinney addresses a lot of the concerns that surrounds the judicial system regarding black lives and what we need to do as a community and as a race of people to become economically ahead and not participate in destroying the lives of our fellow black sisters and brothers because it truly is a spiritual warfare!


    We must be ahead of the game and stop refusing to be last when everyone who is not of African descent has benefited off of the sweat and blood of our African ancestors.  We must educate ourselves by putting down the video games and picking up a book.  We must empower ourselves by being filled with the spirit of God so that he can direct our footsteps and we must not kill each other, leaving another heart broken parent to carry the pain of grief because the life of her/his child was snuffed out.


    Did Dr. Martin Luther King and so many march for nothing?  Did Rosa Park refuse to sit in the back of the bus for no reason?  Was 

  • 01:59

    Race & Relations: The American Judicial System

    in The Bible

    The television is bombarded with images of the injustice of African Americans in this country and while Lady Justice is sitting quietly, turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the continuous pain and unfair mistreatment of African Americans, it's clear that though others may not value the lives of our black youths--something has to be done!


    Bishop McKinney addresses a lot of the concerns that surrounds the judicial system regarding black lives and what we need to do as a community and as a race of people to become economically ahead and not participate in destroying the lives of our fellow black sisters and brothers because it truly is a spiritual warfare!


    We must be ahead of the game and stop refusing to be last when everyone who is not of African descent has benefited off of the sweat and blood of our African ancestors.  We must educate ourselves by putting down the video games and picking up a book.  We must empower ourselves by being filled with the spirit of God so that he can direct our footsteps and we must not kill each other, leaving another heart broken parent to carry the pain of grief because the life of her/his child was snuffed out.


    Did Dr. Martin Luther King and so many march for nothing?  Did Rosa Park refuse to sit in the back of the bus for no reason?  Was