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Tune in and join the conversation at American Vernacular every Monday as we bring you the big stories of the week and recap the headline grabbers from the previous week.
Today's Hot Dish:
DONALD TRUMP, YOU'RE FIRED! NBC parts ways with the Donald...and it's awesome.
WHEN LOVE HAPPENS II: Marriage equality is the law of the land. What does that really mean for the sanctity of marriage?
OBAMACARE: It's Constitutional...and I told you so.
Mary Aurtrey is a member of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) since 1991. She is currently the Network Director for Women In Networking (WIN), Indianapolis, a professional women’s network of (NAFE). She directs general guidance of operations, management, and personnel of the network. She was recognized by NAFE in 2008 as the Woman of Excellence Award for Mentoring.
Mary Aurtrey is a Systems Accountant in the Headquarters Accounting and Reporting Systems Office, Information & Technology, at the Defense Finance & Accounting Service Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Some of her responsibilities include managing Systems Interface Agreements, Contingency Operations Planning, and Financial Management Internal Controls. She has successfully completed the Lean6 (Sigma) Green Belt and Black Belt Training. She has a Masters Degree in Executive Development (Ball State University, a Bachelors Degree in Business & Administration (University of Maryland) Europe, and an Accounting Degree (Vincennes University). She is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.
Mary served in the United States Army for 22 years, retiring at the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major (E-9) at Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indianapolis) and served during the Vietnam and Desert Storm eras.
The Co-Director of the Group is Lottie McCallister, she brings to the group 30 years of accounting experience. She has a BS in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been 18 years with Primerica, part time and 6 years with the US Government DFAS Full Time. She holds Life Ins., Property & Casualty and Variable Contracts State Licences and has Series 6,63 and 26 Securities Licenses.
Benjamin Banneker His inventive spirit would lead him to be called the "first African American inventor", Banneker invented the first Farmers' Almanac. Andrew Jackson Beard On November 27, 1897, Beard received a patent for a device he called the Jenny Coupler. Miriam E. Benjamin was the second black woman to receive a patent. She received a patent for an invention she called 'a Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels.Henry Blair was the second black inventor issued a patent by the United States Patent Office. Bessie Blount invented a device to help disabled persons eat. Sarah Boone The ironing board (U.S. Patent #473,653) was invented by African-American Sarah Boone on December 30, 1887. Otis Boykin invented the 'Electrical Resistor' used in computers, radios, television sets and a variety of electronic devices. Charles Brooks invented the first street sweeper truck and was issued a patent on March 17, 1896. Henry Brown patented a 'receptacle for storing and preserving papers' on November 2, 1886, which developed into what is now known as the bank safety deposit box George Washington Carver invented peanut butter, adhesives, bleach, chili sauce, ink, instant coffee, linoleum, mayonnaise, paper, plastic, pavement, shaving cream, talcum powder George Carruthers was the inventor of the far-ultraviolet camera and the spectrograph. Emmett W. Chappelle was a biochemist, photobiologist, astrochemist and inventor. John B. Christian invented and patented new lubricants used in high flying aircraft and NASA space missions. David Crosthwait holds 39 patents for heating systems and temperature regulating devices. He is most well known for creating the heating system for New York City's famous Radio City Music Hall.
June 24th – Wayne Booker
Wayne has been with FedEx in Memphis for 29 years but works closely with the Shelby County School System – speaking to youth about the value of persistence in pursuit of their objectives. He was cut from his high school team every year for 3 years but went on to be named a hall of famer with both Itawamba Community College and South Eastern Louisiana University. His book is Two Time Hall of Fame.
Recent study at Princeton determined that the US is no longer has the critical elements necessary to qualify as a democratic republic. No, voting alone just does not do it.
The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite which is called an oligarchy.
So concludes a recent study -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1537592714001595
-- by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.
This is not news, you say. Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it:
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.
In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power.
In the next two hours your host, Bob Kirkconnell, author of American Heart of Darkness, will explore this startling fact, and the ramifications. Hey, call in and tell us what you think!
Check out the hardest hitting show in political talk today! On this episode, we'll be discussing events of the day including the South Carolina shooting, the Confederate Flag, the recent SCOTUS rulings, plus featured segments as follows:
"The Rant" with Sandra Booker of American Vernacular & The Booker Group™ records
"Learning With Laurel" with Laurel Davila of Unite Blue & PDMFNB
Kona Lowell of "Kona Journal" & AuthorHouse™ books
"Douche of the Week" with Jim Finch, aka, The Quantum Mechanic™
And much more!
Search the Scriptures for the Words of Wisdom found therein with Benjamin Baruch
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CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement. Founded by Madea Benjamin and Jodie Evans CODEPINK is eager to see mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters, female workers, students, teachers, healers, artists, writers, singers, poets and all outraged woman rise up and oppose the global militarism. Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Diane Wilson, Starhawk and about 100 other women kicked off CODEPINK on November 17, 2002. A 4-month all-day vigil in front of the White House during the cold of winter.The vigil inspired people from all walks of life, and from all over the country, to stand for peace. Many joined the vigil culminating on International Women's Day, encircling the White House in pink. CODEPINK National Coordinator Alli McCracken stops by to speak about the isues she is passionate about. Drone Warfare, Iraq, Iran, Gaza, Justice and the Military Industrial Complex. Based in the Washington D.C. office, Allie holds degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies. So grab a cup of coffee and join us. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee". On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. Advocating engagement Bobby points out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Money in Politics, the Political Party Machine, and partisan blind allegiance is on full display as he advocates against the erosion of Constitutional Protections in the name of corruption & tyranny. "If we focused on following the Constitution we would solve many of the ills of our society."
Bad Billy's 20th broadcast as a student of American Broadcasting School. The broadcast includes songs from Metallica, D-Ramsey, The Boogiemen, N.W.A., Halestorm, The Lady of Rage, Jack Parow, BB Chung King & the Buddaheads, Soulblock, Seether, DMX, Tupac, Abrupt Edge, Kanye West, Motion Device, D-Jay, Breaking Benjamin, INfA-RED, Hole, Big Smo, General Larry Platt, and Aerosmith. Be sure to follow Bad Billy on Twitter (@BadLandsCSR) and like American Broadcasting School - The Show with Bad Billy Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/abstheshow.
The 2015 NBA Draft is officially in the books!
Kentucky Wildcats power forward Karl-Anthony Towns was selected first overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Towns joins a T-Wolves squad that boasts reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and well-respected big man Kevin Garnett.
With the second overall pick in the draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Ohio State Buckeyes point guard D'Angelo Russell. Intrigued by Russell's "star" power and explosive offensive arsenal, the Lakers skipped on highly-coveted rim protector Jahlil Okafor in favour of drafting the Buckeyes' skilled floor general.
Unsurprisingly, the Philadelphia 76ers, bearing the third overall pick, subsequently selected the aforementioned Jahlil Okafor. The 19-year-old Duke University product joins a Sixers front court that includes two former first round picks in Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid.
First Round - Top 15 Selections:
1. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)
2. D'Angelo Russell (LAL)
3. Jahlil Okafor (PHI)
4. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)
5. Mario Hezonja (ORL)
6. Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)
7. Emmanuel Mudiay (DEN)
8. Stanley Johnson (DET)
9. Frank Kaminsky (CHA)
10. Justise Winslow (MIA)
11. Myles Turner (IND)
12. Trey Lyles (UTH)
13. Devin Booker (PHX)
14. Cameron Payne (OKC)
15. Kelly Oubre (ATL - Traded to WSH)
Join Daniele Franceschi as he breaks down the biggest moves from last night's draft.