• 02:07

    Speak Life Radio ~ Remembering African American History

    in Motivation

    Speak Life Radio ~ Remembering African American History!

     Blessings family and welcome back to another amazing show. When most people think about African American History, the first thing that comes to mind is slavery right? Well our History is much richer and goes deeper than that, we were and still are a Great people with great minds and a fascinating culture. Unfortunately not much of our history is taught in school but that shouldn't stop us from learing it and teaching it to our youth! God says, "My People Perish For Lack Of Knowledge" and that's exactly whats happening to our people because we have no idea how great we are nor do we realize all that we have contributed to society.

     Here are some Important and Famous African Americans you may or may not know: Benjamin Banneker ~1731-1806 Astronomer, clockmaker, publisher. Phillis Wheatly ~ 1753-1784 Poet, one of the first African American poets whose works were published. Frederick Douglass ~ 1818-1895 Abolitionist, editor, orator, author,statesman, reformer. Harriet Tubman ~ 1820-1913 writer, abolitionist, as an ablitionist, she acted as intelligance gather, refugee organizer, raid leader, nurse, revival speaker, and fund raiser. This is just a few but I pray this will give you a taste to study more!!!!

     We are very pleased to have as guest tonight Mr. Donald L Dowridge jr ~ Historian, Motivational Guru, Founder of DLD (Determined to Learn and Develop) Enterprises and Founder of the DLD Black History Museum. Please join us plus invite others. 

  • 00:54

    African American History & The Civil War

    in Radio

    New Book Details Long-Forgotten and Controversial Civil War Battle in Louisiana Former Slaves’ Fight at Milliken’s Bend Led to Congressional Investigation Baton Rouge—At Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed predominantly of former slaves met their Confederate adversaries in one of the bloodiest engagements of the war. This small yet important fight received some initial widespread attention but soon drifted into obscurity. In Milliken’s Bend, Linda Barnickel uncovers the story of this long-forgotten and highly controversial battle. Controversial charges made after the battle eventually led to a congressional investigation and contributed to the suspension of prisoner exchanges between North and South. Barnickel’s compelling and comprehensive account of the battle illuminates not only the immense complexity of the events that transpired in northeastern Louisiana during the Vicksburg Campaign but also the implications of Milliken’s Bend upon the war as a whole. The battle contributed to southerners’ increasing fears of slave insurrection and heightened their anxieties about emancipation. In the North, it helped foster a commitment to allow free blacks and former slaves to take part in the war to end slavery. And for African Americans, both free and enslaved, Milliken’s Bend symbolized their never-ending struggle for freedom. Linda Barnickel is an archivist and freelance writer with master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and The Ohio State University. Passionate about discovering the hidden and fascinating stories of history, she is interested in local history, military history, oral history, and the cultural power of archives. 

    Hitting the Headline News: GOP, Oklahoma University and Hillary Clinton addressing unauthorized emails.

  • 00:38

    The Significance of African American History

    in History

    On this Episode We will talk to Mr. Tambuzi about the significance  of African American History. Mr. Tambuzi is one fo the the people who influenced me to do more and be more.   

    Mr. Tambuzi is a co-founder of the Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego and served as its first treasurer. Additionally, he served as consultant to the Southeastern Economic Development Corp. (SEDC); working on employment and job readiness issues, and Christ Church of San Diego, Inc., as program coordinator for their Supplemental Educations Services Program, an outgrowth of No Child Left Behind legislation initiated by the Bush Administration.

    Mr. Tambuzi is a civic and community advocate/activist with a focus on social and economic justice issues.  As such, he has been a member of the Organization Us, the founding organization of Kwanzaa and has been a practitioner of the holiday for as long.  He also serves on the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Healthy Works Leadership Team and he is the co-facilitator of the County of San Diego Central Region Health Advisory Team.

    Tambuzi helped organize many events, including the annual Cesar Chavez Walk in Lincoln Park, Kwanzaa celebrations, a farmer’s market and food co-op for seniors. Tambuzi is a graduate of LEAD San Diego and served as the president of African-American Writers and Artists, Inc. for two years.

    Mr. Tambuzi attended San Diego City College, where his major focus of study was journalism, and the University of California, at San Diego, majoring in both Communications and Sociology. He has been married for the past twenty-eight years to Aminisha Tambuzi, co-founder and choreographer for the Teye Sa Thiosane African Drum and Dance Company.  Mr. Tambuzi is the father of six adult children and has nine grandchildren.

  • 02:34

    African American History Month Special Broadcast

    in Politics

    Tune in to the Pan-African Journal African American History Month program on February 23, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm. The program is entitled "A Revolutionary Perspective on the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War."
    The program will feature Tachae J. Davis, Workers World Youth Fraction organizer and contributor to the Can't Jail the Revolution blog. Also Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and host of the Pan-African Journal will be the keynote speaker.
    This event is being held in Detroit.

  • 02:06

    Should African American History Be A Required Subject For All Students?

    in Women

    Racism seems to be so ingrained in American culture, it's as if it's being taught. Attitudes of disrespect and disdain toward African Americans are reinforced by stereotypes of criminal behavior, low morals,  incompetence, laziness and ignorance. But the real history and legacy of African Americans shows just the opposite. How do we change negative beliefs about a major segment of America's population? Should African American history be a required course for all school children? Would that improve race relations among the youth? What about adults? Should employees in sensitive positions such as those jobs related to criminal justice be required to take an African American history course to sensitize them? Filmaker Lia Crawford and Author and historian Alvin Boyce Munson discuss some little known facts about African Americans that could change attitude regarding race, if made widely known

  • 00:59

    Is Your Head On Straight About African American History Month?

    in Youth

    Young Media Critics- voices of the future will discuss African American History Month also known as Black History Month.  Do you know who created "Negro History Week" and in what year?  "If a race has no history,it has no worthwhile tradtion, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world."

    The Young Media Crtiics will voice their opinions along with facts about how the media influences portrayals in the achievements of African Americans now and in the past.



  • 01:18

    Is Your Head On Straight About African American History Month? -Part 2

    in Youth


    Young Media Critics- voices of the future will continue to discuss African American History Month also known as Black History Month.  We learned who created "Negro History Week" – Carter Woodson and in 1926.   

    Our Young Media Critics shared with us that President Gerald Ford, in 1976 proclaimed February African American History Month. 

    Young Media Critics continue to voice  their opinions along with facts about how the media influences portrayals in the achievements of African Americans now and in the past.


  • 02:04


    in Spirituality

    Glenda R. Taylor is a writer, editor, poet, organization and Community development specialist, philanthropist, and cultural historian who has an extensive knowledge of American history as it relates to African-American history and culture. The author of eight books, Taylor has been featured in The New York Times for her exhibits on American history and culture and in 2010, she was selected by the New York Daily News as one of America’s Great People. 

  • 00:42


    in Lifestyle

    Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew have announced that their production company, Chew Entertainment, will celebrate African-American History Month at historic Harlem eatery Minton's (206 West 118th Street, New York, NY). "Our Music, Our History" will be a two-day event on Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th and will feature two sets each evening at 7:30pm and 10pm.
    Former Time Warner CEO and music lover Richard Parsons, along with his business partner Restaurateur/Executive Chef Alexander Smalls are responsible for the rebirth of Minton's which they renovated and re-opened in October. An incubator for the Modern Jazz era, Minton's once hosted late-night jam sessions by iconic African-American musicians and vocalists such as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

    Join us to learn more about this event (347) 637-2319 and press 1.

  • 01:42

    Should African Americans Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

    in Culture

    TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show, Thurs., March, 19th, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST (5:00am-7:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep.  We’ll also discuss “Should African Americans Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”.  Call in with your Questions/Comments at 914-338-1375.  

    Around this time of the year you will see St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Kiss Me I’m Irish T-Shirts, Green Beer, Leprechauns, etc.  It is expected that 127 million Americans will spend approximately $4.6 Billion during this St. Patrick’s Day holiday.  One of the strangest things you will see is African Americans participating in this “celebration”.  Do you really know what you are celebrating?  Have you studied the history of St. Patrick’s Day?  Even if you claim that you have Irish Ancestry do you really know what you are celebrating? 

    Did you know that Patrick was not Irish he was British?  Why do we participate in celebrations without knowing what we are participating in?  If you wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day, will you wear Red, Black & Green on African Liberation Day?  If not, why not?  I’m pretty sure you have more African Ancestry than Irish Ancestry. 

    Malaika Cooper of “The Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo” and Relationship Expert C.J. Gross will join us to talk about this upcoming Natural Hair Care Expo in Baltimore, Sat. March 21st & Sun. March 22nd.  Don’t miss workshops by Michael Imhotep of The African History Network Show dealing with “Great Black Women In History”.  Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.

  • 00:30

    A Tribute to Black History Month: African American Philosophy

    in History

    What exactly is African American Philosophy, and what are some untold/neglected stories of African American Philosophers? Tune in and learn OVER 100 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS IN PHILOSOPHY IN 30 MINUTES...IT'S A LONG STORY SHORT!

    Long Story Short is a weekly show focusing on African American history, current issues in the black community and the future of people of African descent around the world. For the month of February, Dr. Hardy is dedicating the show to Black History Month where he will share some untold, as well as some familiar stories of the history and souls of Black folks. Tune in as Dr. Hardy makes the long, rich stories of the African Diaspora short, sweet and unforgettable.

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