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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.

  • 02:03

    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?


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

  • 01:59

    Does child support entitle your child to preferential treatment?

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    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

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    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?


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

  • 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

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    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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  • 01:57

    Freddie Gray

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    Freddie Gray's death on April 19 leaves many unanswered questions. But it is clear that when Gray was arrested in West Baltimore on the morning of April 12, he was struggling to walk. By the time he arrived at the police station a half hour later, he was unable to breathe or talk, suffering from wounds that would kill him. Gray died Sunday from spinal injuries. Baltimore authorities say they're investigating how the 25-year-old was hurt—a somewhat perverse notion, given that it was while he was in police custody, and hidden from public view, that he apparently suffered injury. How it happened remains unknown. It's even difficult to understand why officers arrested Gray in the first place. But with protesters taking to the streets of Baltimore since Gray's death on Sunday, the incident falls into a line of highly publicized, fatal encounters between black men and the police.


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


    .http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/the-mysterious-death-of-freddie-gray/391119/

  • 01:57

    Why doesn't the government want to legalize marijuana?

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    Why is it illegal in countries where it grows naturally, especially if it's part of their culture?


    http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/06/top_11_reasons_america_doesnt_want_legal_marijuana.php


    Top 11 Reasons America Doesn't Want Legal Marijuana


    By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture


    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm


    #8. In 1937, the guy who started this whole fiasco said...


    "No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a philosopher, a joyous reveler in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer." ~ Harry J. Anslinger


    And people still believe this... Let me help you out, America. You get mellow when you smoke. Whatever was troubling you hurts less now.Harry was right about it making music and stories better, but murderers and insensate? I haven't insensate since high school. (Someone should tell me what "insensate" means.)


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

  • 01:58

    20 Life Skills Not Taught In School

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    http://Successful Student A resource for students to excel.


    From http://successfulstudent.org/


    The following is an excerpt from: Successful Student


    An education should involve learning life skills that a person will carry with them after college in order to navigate relationships and careers and be a well-rounded, successful person. This article has compiled 20 life skills not taught in school, which are valuable in life in general. Though high school and college is excellent in teaching many valuable skills, our current academic curriculum doesn’t teach many aspects necessary to succeeding and thriving in life in general, such as financial responsibilities and investments, how to think logically–retaining information and not merely temporarily memorizing information, and how to apply such abilities to real-world scenarios which are bound to occur.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other interesting topics in this edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 01:59

    Zaiyah's House presents the hugely gifted and multitalented Royce Hall

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    http://www.roycehallmusic.com


    Described as "Soul Music's MC", Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is much more than your typical Hip-Hop lyricist and Neo-Soul vocalist. This actor, arranger, composer, songwriter (Yo! Royce Be Easy Music Publishing, ASCAP), and alum of Florida A & M University, is also a multi-instrumentalist, who happens to be well versed in over 5 instruments, including but not limited to clarinet, alto sax, piano and drums. He has been internationally chosen and featured 3 times by Hip-Hop Sisters(an organization under the leadership of and founded by pioneer MC Lyte), selected as a Style Icon and runway model for 24 Hours of Fashion with Cotton, Inc., E! and MTV, currently stars on Atlanta based webseries "Refracted Reflections", can be seen on season two of Tyler Perry's "Have's and the Have Not's" and "Love Thy Neighbor" as well as The CW's "The Originals", the stage play "Beyond Betrayal" playing the lead role of 'Nathan', holds an MC battle wins record of 44-2, shared the same stage with greats such as Lauryn Hill to Talib Kweli, is the owner of AMANDLA! Apparel of Power & Purpose and currently recording material for his sophomore release, "The Groove Theory", features neo fusion jazz and neo soul, which is the follow-up to his freshman release, "ENC 1101: THE YEAR BOOK".


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown for a great evening of music and conversation with the phenominal Royce Hall.