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Michael Lange (director and actor, role: Hon. Elijah Muhammad) and Kreshenda Jenkins (Sister Betty X) join us to talk about Larry "Americ" Allen's The Expulsion of Malcolm X, opening March 23 at Laney College in Oakland. Michael Lange, actor, director and filmmaker, is best known for his portrayal as a Malcolm X delineator, having performed the fiery freedom fighter and orator’s speeches nationally on stage since early 1990. He has directed two award-winning plays, ‘Ceremonies in Dark Old Men’ (Best Play Award) and ‘The Old Settler’ (Best Director). As a playwright, he wrote the play ‘Prophet Nat’, a musical docudrama based on the life of slave-prophet Nat turner. Currently, he is on the faculty at San Jose State University, where he has taught since 1998. Lange continues to write and perform for stage and film, and lives in Oakland, California. Kreshenda Jenkins (Sister Betty X), a thespian at heart, has always had a passion for performing arts. She started acting on stage at the age of 15 and although she took a hiatus for some time she is back and ready to play her role as “Betty X” for a second time. We close with a conversation with Rachel Caplan, Founder & Executive Director of the San Francisco Green Film Festival and Bill Morrison, director, The Great Flood, USA, 2013, 80 min, screens Sunday, June 1, at The Little Roxie and Leah Mahan, director, and Derrick Christopher Evans, subject in the film, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, USA, 2013, 56 min., screens Saturday, May 31, at the Roxie Theatre, followed by a panel discussion.
Newtown's Trees is an allegory about the 2012 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, using the town's beloved trees cut down by the protagonist as the central theme. It is a book that can be appreciated on several levels; by adults who know the horrific details of the events that took place on a cold December morning, as well as by children who read the book or have it read to them as a sad story with an uplifting ending that outlines the strength of the human spirit.
The tale has an even wider application to other news stories that portray bad things happening to good people. Newtown's Trees is a book that warms the heart and leaves the reader feeling that despite these often senseless tragedies, there's a lot of good in this world.
Frank L. Miller is a writer and trained school psychologist. He earned an educational specialist degree in school psychology, and practiced for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2012. Frank adopted his son and daughter after marrying their mother, an elementary guidance counselor, and then adopted his daughter’s first-born child when she was unable to raise the child. The author lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife of thirty-one years and the granddaughter they have thoroughly enjoyed raising who is now fourteen. Newtown’s Trees is Frank’s second publication, having written a book chronicling the battle he fought with his school district over his eldest daughter’s drug abuse and expulsion from school.
We will also feature the 2015 National Distinguished Principal for Texas, Diane Gough of Hewitt Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas. We will hear about her great Watch D.O.G.S. program.
We open with an interview with Larry Americ Allen re: the World Premiere of "The Expulsion of Malcolm X," which opens in San Francisco at the Southside Theatre in Ft. Mason Center, Bldg. D., 3rd floor, (510) 213-0401. Directed by Michael Lange, the play runs F-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. April 12-May 5, 2013, browntickets. The next interview is with the subjects: Amlan Ganguly, Salim Shekh, and Sikha Patra, in Nicole Newnham and Maren Granger-Monsen's film, which opened in SF Bay Area theatres, April 5, 2013, The Revolutionary Optimists: How Far Would You Go to Change Your World? Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become activists and educators, with powerful results. The Revolutionary Optimists follows him as he attempts to replicate his work in the brick fields outside the city, where children live and work in unimaginable conditions.Using street theater, puppetry, and dance as their weapons, the children in Calcutta's slums have cut their neighborhoods' malaria and diarrhea rates in half, and turned former garbage dumps into playing fields. Now, pushing at the limits of optimism, Amlan is attempting to take his work into the brickfields outside Calcutta, where spend their days making and carrying bricks using methods unchanged by centuries. The Revolutionary Optimists proposes a workable solution to intractable problems associated with poverty, including preventable diseases and ineffectual governance. Ganguly's story suggests that education and child empowerment are crucial keys to lifting entire societies out of hopelessness. Visit http://revolutionaryoptimists.org/ The film airs in June 17, 2013 on http://www.itvs.org/films/revolutionary-optimists
Nicholas Snow welcomes Sean Rayshel, an openly-gay, third generation American Baha'i who for the past fifteen years has been an advocate for LGBT inclusiveness in the Baha'i Faith. Says the Baha'i official website, "the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith inspire individuals and communities as they work to improve their own lives and contribute to the advancement of civilization." Yet, in a widely circulated letter from the faith's Department of the Secretariat the faith reinforces,"Marriage is a union between a man and a woman, and sexual relations are only permissible between husband and wife." Because of his same-sex marriage (since 2008 to Rich Tarpening), Sean faces the loss of his Administrative Rights and/or expulsion from the Baha'i Faith.
Sean founded the only LGBT Baha'i Twitter account Gay Baha'is United which currently has 1,500 followers, as well as being a co-administrator of the Facebook group "LGBTQ Baha'is and Allies". Recently Sean has taken over the helm of the longest standing LGBT Baha'i online site Gay/Lesbian Baha'i Story Project.
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Hon. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as "GBM" is the current Member of Parliament for Kasama Central constituency in Northern Province. A self made successful businessman, he is also former Minister of Defence in the ruling Patriotic Front's government of the late President H.E. Micheal Chilufya Sata. Hon. Mwamba's woes started during the late president's refusal to recognize Mr Sosala who is the current Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people which led to his eventual resignation from his cabinet position. GBM well known for his generosity and not shy to openly declare his wealth, also found himself at odds with his party when he decided to support and campaign for the opposition candidate and president of UPND, Mr Hakainde Hichilema during the just ended presidential election which led to disciplinary action against him and eventual expulsion from the PF party. Hon Mwamba is our featured guest to discuss his radical decisions and political future, .
Constitution: Dead? Alive? Or On Life Support? lets talk about a living Constitution tonight
House of Burgesses in Virginia tonight and their controversial vote on supporting Israel and the run-a-way brides of the Democrat Party...
Texas Judge stops illegal obama amnesty plans to shield un-documented democrat voters from expulsion back to their countries...
Demonologist Dr.Jerry Williams will cover topic from yesterday show Demonic infestation and objects that are possesed.
Then the Topic: the question a lot of people ask. Whats the difference between Exorcisms and Deliverances? You will be surprised in the truth about these 2 types of Demon expulsion. Binding Demons, Holy water, rituals and more ways these Demons are expelled. The Catholic church are they the only Exorcists out there or is their more than one type? Well we have the truth and you won't believe our findings..
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Of all of the books of the Bible, the book of Revelation is the most misunderstood and misterpreted book of them all.
Last week we identied the two witnesses noted in the 11th Chapter of the book. We discovered that Enoch and Elijah, the only two men who never died, before taken up into Heaven, will be the two witnesses, during the first 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation Period.
This evening, we will turn our attention to Chapter 12. This Chapter will deal with the idenities of the "Sun-Clothed Woman", and "The Dragon", We will also examine the details of the War in Heaven, The Persecution of the Sun-Clothed Woman, and, the Jewish Remant.
Richard Torrance, Creative Writer
Richard Torrence III is a Jr. Marketing Executive at a Fortune 50 Technology Company. Richard’s scholarly determination and attributes have driven him to strive and pursue excellence in every undertaking that he has ever chosen.
In 2010, Richard was accepted into the prestigious Edinburgh Business School in Edinburgh, Scotland. During his time there, Richard was elected as the Edinburgh Business School Class President while graduating with distinction and a Specialized Interest in Strategic Planning. The wonder kid has now renewed and employed his genius in the penning and development of the inspirational musical “Lord, Why Can’t I Do Right?”.
Michael Lange, Director
Michael Lange, actor, director and filmmaker, is best known for his portrayal as a Malcolm X delineator, having performed the fiery freedom fighter and orator’s speeches Message to the Grassroots and The Ballot or the Bullet nationally on stage since early 1990. He recently performed the role of Elijah Muhammad in Larry Americ Allen’s The Expulsion of Malcolm X. Currently,
James ‘Flaming Eagle’ Mooney is an American Native Black Seminole, and a bloodline descendant of Seminole Medicine Man and War Chief Osceola and his escaped African American slave wife. James is also the namesake and bloodline descendant of one James Mooney, Irish-Scottish son of Irish Catholic immigrants, and American born U.S. Citizen. James Mooney was employed as an Ethnologist at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. Here is an account of three men doing everything in their power to assist the indigenous peoples and their ancient ceremonies of North America to survive the onslaught of atrocities perpetrated by misguided United States government agencies for more than 200 years.
War Chief Osceola was an influential Seminole leader who fought the United States to a standstill in the Florida Everglades, during the second Seminole War, also known as the Florida War of 1835. James’s ancestral family fought the U.S. military in an attempt to stop the expulsion of our First Nations people from their ancestral homeland and bringing about the deliberate annihilation of our indigenous culture.
In 1918, James’s forefather James Mooney fought a war of words before Congress, successfully halting the passage of a Peyote law that was designed to make illegal the entire American Native way of life. Pointedly, the dominant Christian religious mainstream sought to end our earth-based ceremonies and healing and empowerment rites, supplanting these traditions with those imported from across the seas. Of late, this codified denial of our constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom was promoted and enforced by a federal agency known as the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). James’s great grandfather’s successful defense of our sacrament before Congress was a first step in a long journey to restore and maintain our ancient heritage.
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