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  • 02:01

    The State of Indigenous Athletes in Sports|The RICH Report w/ Guest Clee Raiford

    in Sports

    Indigenous Americans have dominated both professional and college sports for over 60 years, and in the worlds of boxing and track and field, even longer.  Yet still today, the Indigenous Copper American Negro is marginalized in sports, often given puppet positions of controlled authority despite sports organizations and their owner’s reliance on us to perform.  Unbeknownst to most, at least five American sports were created by Indigenous people; football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and even hockey.  Historically we’ve been downplayed and in some cases, deleted from sports, called upon only when the United States needs us to represent, as in the case of Jessie Owens or Joe Louis.  Our athletes have performed above and beyond the expectations of White America, exhibiting a style, poise and grace that has been imitated by people around the world.  From the antebellum slavery era to today, Indigenous Americans are both admired and despised by White America for our athletic prowess, so much so that we’ve been relegated to being nothing more than brainless, uber-talented beasts that act off instinct instead of intellect, where we are known as much for our cherubic, disarming smiles as we are our natural talent.   Join Gabriel Rich and guest Clee Raiford as they examine the historical path of the Indigenous athlete, where we are now and what we can be doing to better our position in the multi-billion dollar industry that is the sports business today. 

  • 01:00

    Traveling the Underground Railroad from Virginia to Ontario

    in Travel

    We'll share stories about some of the Underground Railroad and a Destination Spotlight will shine on the Faukland Islands and Romania.


    The City of Norfolk, Virginia is an important 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world.  But, surprisingly as a southern mid-Atlantic city, Norfolk also played a crucial role in the Underground Railroad as one of the last port stops on the road to freedom north.  Much of this history is now being shared through Norfolk's self-guided Waterways to Freedom Tour that our guest, Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander from Norfolk State University helped to create.


    Historian and author Debra Sandoe McCauslin has deep roots in Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania.  We learned about her family history and, in our car ride with her along the Underground Railroad, Debra brought to life the voices of some fugitive slaves and the Quakers who helped them.


    Lewiston, New York was the final stop for runaway slaves from the South who sought to cross the border into Canada to freedom.  Once slaves reached Lewiston, locals helped them cross the Niagara River by boat or by foot when the river was frozen. 


    After the War of 1812, Canada's reputation as a safe haven for fugitive slaves grew because of the development of settlements like the Southern Ontario farming community of Buxton, formerly the Elgin Settlement.  Buxton was one of four planned settlements for former and runaway slaves and its founder, Reverend William King, a white man, fought other white settlers to establish the area. 

  • 02:00

    Antebellum Weddings at Oak Island

    in Romance

    This multi-million dollar, 17-acre Estate encompasses all of the majesty that one could imagine. Our gorgeous 11,000 square foot Antebellum mansion sits majestically on a six-acre private island. The mansion boasts 8,000 square feet of porches with stunning panoramic lake views. All four sides adorn asouthern, old-world facade, complete with 8 large Doric order columns. The interior reveals two curved staircases facing one another, opposite hand in a spacious Grand Hall, perfect for wedding ceremonies or receptions. The world class barn is draped in a magical palette of lights for the most amazingly romantic setting. It also boasts beautiful lake views on all four sides. We have three very popular outdoor ceremony sites. On the Island we have the elegant fountain in front of the Mansion and a lakeside ceremony site with breathtaking views of Lay Lake. Beside the barn we have a beautiful pasture ceremony site that also affords a lakeside setting.  Please call or email for more information and to schedule a tour of the Estate, as the pictures do not  do it justice. Email:  Candaceoakisland@gmail.com (205) 671-7950

  • 01:17

    Forging Freedom with Amrita Chakarabarti Myers, Ph.D.

    in History

    Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston


    For black women in antebellum Charleston, freedom was not a static legal category but a fragile and contingent experience. A deeply researched social history, Forging Freedom reveals the ways in which black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their own vision of freedom.


    Drawing on legislative and judicial materials, probate data, tax lists, church records, family papers, and more, Myers creates detailed portraits of individual women while exploring how black female Charlestonians sought to create a fuller freedom by improving their financial, social, and legal standing. Examining both those who were officially manumitted and those who lived as free persons but lacked official documentation, Myers reveals that free black women filed lawsuits and petitions, acquired property (including slaves), entered into contracts, paid taxes, earned wages, attended schools, and formed familial alliances with wealthy and powerful men, black and white--all in an effort to solidify and expand their freedom. Never fully free, black women had to depend on their skills of negotiation in a society dedicated to upholding both slavery and patriarchy. Forging Freedom thus examines the many ways in which Charleston's black women crafted a freedom of their own design instead of accepting the limited existence imagined for them by white Southerners.


    Amrita Chakrabarti Myers earned her doctorate in American History from Rutgers University. A historian of the black female experience, she is interested in race, gender, sexuality, rights, freedom, and citizenship and the ways in which these constructs intersect with one another in the lives of black women in the Old South. She is currently Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

  • 01:13

    Boston State Senator William Owens, with Donald Brown on The Gist of Freedom

    in Education

    Boston State Senator William Owens, with Donald Brown on The Gist of Freedom and TANDLRADIO.COM! This show is in honor of George Edwin Taylor!


    More than one hundred years before Barack Obama, George Edwin Taylor made presidential history. Born in the antebellum South to an enslaved black man  and a freed woman, Taylor became one of the first African American ticketed as a political party’s nominee for president of the United States, running against Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.
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    Orphaned as a child at the peak of the Civil War, Taylor spent several years homeless before boarding a Mississippi riverboat that dropped him in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Taken in by an African American farm family, Taylor attended a private school and eventually rose to prominence as the owner and editor of a labor newspaper and as a vocal leader in Wisconsin’s People’s Party. At a time when many African Americans felt allegiance to the Republican Party for its support of abolition, Taylor’s sympathy with the labor cause drew him first to the national Democratic Party and then to an African American party, the newly formed National Liberty Party, which in 1904 named him its presidential candidate.

  • 01:03

    Lady Antebellum: Christmas From The South

    in Music

    This group has been renowned with their powerful vocals and music, but this is not all, the lyrics to their songs move the heart. Join Radio DJ Joseph Guy as he unfolds the reality and power of country's stars Lady Antebellum.

  • 00:15

    Can the African-American Diet be Made Healthier Without Giving up Culture

    in Pop Culture

    Miller says: If you actually look at rural roots of soul food in the antebellum South, it was a cuisine primarily based on seasonal vegetables, and very little meat was eaten. Meat was typically used to flavor the vegetables, which fits into a culinary framework from West Africa, where dried, salted, or smoked fish was often used to one pot meals. Frying was for special occasions, so their food tended to be baked, boiled, or eaten raw. Think about what nutritionists are telling us to eat: dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, legumes, and fish. These are building blocks of soul food! In the antebellum South, the enslaved were pretty much fed water, vegetables with little meat; prestige foods were only served during special occasions on weekends, when the work schedule slowed down. Because of the shift in tempo, you could do more elaborate cooking using more prestigious and processed ingredients like butter, refined flour, sugar, and whole milk rather than the whole-wheat flour, molasses, and buttermilk that was more readily available. The diet is closer to what we now call vegan. Soul food’s unhealthy reputation grows when more celebration foods and processed foods enter the diet as people become more prosperous. Quite naturally, if you have more disposable income, you start eating the good stuff more often; thus, celebration food becomes more commonplace. This is further compounded by eating more fast food and industrialized food. To me, that’s a bigger factor of perceived health problems in the African American community, more so than soul food.

  • 01:49

    The Big Perm Show #75 - Gary Jenkins & Chris Tickle

    in Entertainment

    Join us this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

    This week we chat with Dark History Con guest Gary Jenkins, a former Intelligence Unit detective with the Kansas City Police Department and a documentary film producer. Gary’s film, “Gangland Wire” is the real, inside story behind the Martin Scorsese film, “Casino”. Gary was on the task force that worked with the FBI to bring down four Midwest Mob families operating out of Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Kansas City. Gary is an organized crime expert and has also produced the films, “Negroes to Hire: Slave Life and Culture on Antebellum Missouri Farms” and “Freedom Seekers: Stories from the Western Underground Railroad”. Gary also authored a companion book titled, “John Brown and the Last Train”.

    We'll also catch up with former guest and UFC veteran Chris Tickle. A native of Pontiac,IL , Chris currently resides in Bloomington,IL. On September 24th Chris makes his pro boxing debut at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus,OH. We'll chat with Chris about his pro boxing debut and a bunch more.....Chris isn't shy about speaking his mind !!

    Don't miss the show !! We're gettin' gangster !!

  • 02:04

    American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark #21

    in Radio

    Derek Stark's 21st broadcast as a student of American Broadcasting School. The broadcast includes songs from Taylor Swift, Gina Giordano, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Chely Wright, Evanescence, Garth Brooks, Gary Morris, Terri Clark, Thompson Square, Alan Jackson, Gary Allan, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, Ozzy Osbourne, Marty Robbins, Jon Lajoie, Joss Stone, Darius Rucker, and Big & Rich. Be sure to follow Derek Stark on Twitter (@derekstark) and like American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absthedrivehome.

  • 00:29

    American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark #21

    in Radio

    Derek Stark's 21st broadcast as a student of American Broadcasting School. The broadcast includes songs from Taylor Swift, Gina Giordano, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Chely Wright, Evanescence, Garth Brooks, Gary Morris, Terri Clark, Thompson Square, Alan Jackson, Gary Allan, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, Ozzy Osbourne, Marty Robbins, Jon Lajoie, Joss Stone, Darius Rucker, and Big & Rich. Be sure to follow Derek Stark on Twitter (@derekstark) and like American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absthedrivehome.

  • 00:24

    TALK! with Marie Presents Musician Lindsey Hinkle @ConcertWindow & @BookBub

    in Music

    Today's show features Singer/Songwriter Lindsey Hinkle on Concert Window.  Stay connected on twitter!


    This week, I had a chance to listen to Lindsey Hinkle live on Concert Window. Today, you'll hear some of her music on the show. She is a self-taught musician armed with resonating lyrics that are filled with insight into the human condition, as well as haunting and penetrating vocals that seem to echo mercilessly inside your head. She has been writing and performing original material since age 13, and has opened for Keith Urban, Casey James, Drake White, Shawn Mullins, Marc Broussard, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Michelle Malone, Antigone Rising, and Sarah Bettens of K's Choice.