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  • 02:01

    Zaiyah and Uptowns low budget holiday gift giving ideas

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    It's that time of year again when a lot of us get stressed out at the thought of not being able to purchase the gifts we know our loved ones and friends would love. Unemployment is at an all time high and a raise is out of the question. But don't worry because Zaiyah and Uptown are gonna save your butts! (you can thank us when you see us.) Home made gift Ideas, Zaiyahs House Friends that have Great Businesses, and free things you can give as gifts. Come check us out you might learn something bighead!


    Join Uptown and Zaiyah as they try to save the world... One laugh at a time.

  • 02:00

    Do Black People Pray Too Much?

    in Entertainment

    No disrespect intended I really think this is a very relevant subject. With all that's going on in the world concerning people of color it seems like we still have that "Pie in the sky, after I die" mentality. The Black Family is almost nonexistent to the point that we wish Mothers "Happy Fathers Day"... Has all this prayer helped or would we as a people be more advanced without it?


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 02:00

    Ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

    in Entertainment

    (CNN)Rachel Dolezal -- fresh off of stepping down as head of the Spokane NAACP chapter over criticism that she's portrayed herself as black, even though she was born white -- stood by that self-assessment Tuesday, insisting, "I identify as black."


    Dolezal did not deny her biological parents are white or that she has changed how she looks at herself over the years in an interview on NBC's "Today" show. And she admitted not having corrected various published reports over the years labeling her as transracial, biracial and black.


    At the same time, Dolezal -- while admitting she might have conducted some interviews differently -- insisted she'd do the same thing again overall when it comes to how she has portrayed herself racially.


    CNN's Ed Payne, Dana Ford, Alyssa Jackson, Ray Sanchez, Ashley Fantz, Stephanie Elam, Paul Vercammen, Gary Tuchman, Tony Marco and Ralph Ellis contributed to this report.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyahs House.

  • 02:00

    The reason I never joined a Gang

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    Growing up in the Bronx I had plenty of friends that were in gangs. They rocked (wore) colors and some had pretty high rank in the gangs they were affiliated with. I had no problem with them and they had no problem with me. I have a life philosophy that I follow that some folks understand and some don't, but it's my mantra and it works for me. Do you belong to a gang? Religious, political, Street or Military? if so why? Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 02:03

    Do you think the Atlanta cheating scandal teachers should get jail time?

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    After they spent the Easter weekend in jail the teachers now dubbed the APS 12  have activist advovating for them not to receive prison time. Monday morning a group of community activists met with Fulton Co. D.A. Paul Howard to present him with a petition of signatures. They're asking Howard to push for leniency during next week's sentencing phase. do you think they deserve leniency?


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  • 02:00

    Is Divorce a Cop-out?

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    Is divorce a cop-out? Is there ever a point in a marriage when the circumstances are bigger then your feelings? If you have children should you commit to your marriage until they are grown? Should you get back together just for the sake of the children? What do you think?


    Join Uptown and Zaiyah as they ponder this and other interesting questions, thoughts and rumination on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 01:59

    Does child support entitle your child to preferential treatment?

    in Entertainment

    Your Ex has 3 children but only one of them is yours the father of the other 2 kids is a deadbeat. When you pick up your child for visits you notice he has on hand-me-downs and he is not taking the piano lessons you requested, when you ask his mother what she is doing with the money she states "They are brothers and they have to share everything!"


    Is this acceptable?


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  • 02:00

    The wasted art of Sexual Relations in the free world

    in Entertainment

    Throughout history humans have practiced and perfected sexual techniques that could curl toes and get bills paid! But unfortunately it is taboo in American culture to teach your child the sexual techniques it took you years to perfect.


     So we sit back and watch our children get taken advantage of by partners that are more sexually knowledgeable then they are. Is there a better way?


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  • 02:00

    Can we trust our government

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    It seems like another skeleton falls out of the United States’ closet every day. Whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork, and the government is struggling to keep the scandals contained


    In 1996, Gary Webb, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News, published a series of articles known as “Dark Alliance.” The articles detailed how the CIA turned a blind eye as Nicaraguan drug traffickers sold and distributed crack cocaine in Los Angeles throughout the 1980s. It also described how the Reagan administration protected drug dealers from prosecution.


    US Army Private Bradley Manning is responsible for what some have called the biggest leak of secret military data ever. His actions also helped put WikiLeaks on the map, as he provided the organization with hundreds of thousands of classified documents.


    Among the things Manning revealed were:


    • A secret video, nicknamed “collateral murder” that showed US air crew laughing after killing dozens of people (including reporters and civilians) in an air strike.
    • Detailed records of the civilian death toll in Iraq (even though the military repeatedly said there was no record). Out of 109,000 deaths logged in a six year period, 66,081 were unarmed civilians.
    • US Soldiers committed horrific acts of torture on Iraqi prisoners, and despite hundreds of filed complaints, authorities never investigated.
    • US defense contractor DynCorp was involved in child trafficking.


    Currently Manning is being imprisoned by the military and is facing 21 charges, including “aiding the enemy,” which comes with a life sentence. Yes . . . Manning is in jail for exposing the US government paying a company that sold child slaves.


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  • 01:25

    What's bugging you?

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    WHat's up? how's life treating you? are you living the life you thought you'd be living? Come share you burden with Brother Uptown on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 02:00

    The United States of Propaganda

    in Entertainment

    Propaganda: ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.


    I often hear people say, Why are they always protesting? or, If they would only listen to the police they wouldn't get shot. Propaganda is used to make the perpetrator look like the victim, and the victim look like the perpetrator. Learn to know propaganda when you see or hear it.


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