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Join us on Oct. 15, 2014 as we talk with Shawnee Benton-Gibson, the Founder & Executive Director of The Griots’ Healing Circle. The Griot’s Healing Circle is a boutique consulting business offering innovative coaching, counseling and training experiences to individuals, groups and organizations seeking to expand their power, purpose and impact in the world.
Shawnee will be sharing her knowledge about the grieving process, and how she has helped people to be able to make it through the difficulties of loss.
Rap Music is truely an American minority creation of subcultural roots. This musical artform has been around for over 30 years in the United States.
In fact, one can trace the history of rap back to West African professional singers/storytellers known as Griots.
Unfortunately, rap music is not percieved by many Americans as an art form, but as a fad which they thought would soon fade away...
One cannot study American Rap Music without what is known as the "Hip-Hop" culture.
Hip-Hop culture was also comprised of DJ'ing, Breakdancing, Graffiti, MC'ing, Beatboxing, Street Fashion, Street Language, Street Knowledge & Street Entrepreneurialism!!!
Research seems to point back to the Bronx in New York City as the origin for the hip-hop culture.
Hip-Hop is the expression of creative intelligence.
It is also the transformation of subjects and objects to describe your consciousness!!
Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we welcome genealogist and activist, STELLA ANTLEY. www.blackHistoryBlog.com on iTunes WWW.BlackHistoryuniversity.com
Stella, the Great, Great Granddaughter of a survivor of slavery recently, recently received an Official Apology her ancestor's Slaver.
The enslaved woman's name was Charlotte McClee and she lived to the sage age of 111, AMAZING longevity for a survivor of slavery, and more amazing…. "I have a photo of her holding me as an infant, in a rare Black History 5 Generation "Freed," Post, ante-bellum former enslaved African's Family, all alive, and in tact at the same time."
"In this heirloom picture of the 5 Generations, shown and seated, are: My Mother, My Mother's Mother, My Mother's, Mother's Mother, And My Mother's, Mother's, Mother's, Mother, the "survivor of slavery" and me, I'm the 5th Generation, the Survivor's Great, Great"
This show is dedicated to …Four Survivors of Slavery, miraculously these Queens, are centenarians! They all lived to be 100+ years old! In 1916 the matriarchal heroines gathered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation in Washington, DC. Tell their stories and say their names to your children… Annie Parram, 104; Anna Angales, 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; and Sadie Thompson 110!
Visiting the Jamaican dancehall of the 1970 and paying tribute to some of the DJs that made their contributions
Deejay (alternatively spelled DJ) is a term in Jamaican music for a reggae or dancehall musician who sings and "toasts" to an instrumental riddim (rhythm).
Deejays are not to be confused with disc jockeys from other music genres like hip-hop, where they select and play music. Dancehall/reggae DJs who select riddims to play are called selectors. Deejays who are more likely to sing are sometimes called singjays.
The term deejay came about as a result of the act of some selectors (as they were called) of the 60s and 70s such as U-Roy or King Stitt toasting to the version side of popular records of the time. The version came about when the record company produced the 45 record with the song, the flip side of which had the instrumental version of the song. This gave the deejays the chance to make up on-the-fly lyrics to the instrumental music. This occurrence gave rise to deejay toasting and the term has been used in that context ever since.
Toasting, chatting, or deejaying is the act of talking or chanting, usually in a monotone melody, over a rhythm or beat by a deejay. Traditionally, the method of toasting originates from the griots of Caribbean calypso and mento tradition. The lyrics can be either be improvised or pre-written.
Toasting has been used in various African traditions, such as griots chanting over a drum beat, as well as in Jamaican music forms, such as Ska, reggae, dancehall, and dub. Toasting is also often used in soca and bouyon music. Toasting's mix of talking and chanting may have influenced the development of MCing in US hip hop music. The combination of singing and toasting is known as singjaying. more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deejay_%28Jamaican%29
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Once upon a time long ago, retired librarian Jean Pouncil Burton became a storyteller. Parents and teachers bought their children into the library to a story time program. The children listened, laughed, and clapped, and she was hooked! It was not long before she was invited to tell stories, in schools, churches, community organizations, etc… Therefore, she set out to learn as much as she could about the art of storytelling. She took some additional classes, attended workshops, conferences, festivals and one-on-one coaching sessions. Eleven years ago, she discovered others with a common interest in the art, and The Wichita Griots: Keepers of the Stories was born!
What Is your Vitamin D level? It should be 50 or greater. Ask your doctor then contact me when you find it's lower as I know it is. Why didn't he tell you this before and it's relationship to your diabetes, asthma and pain. OurSpecial Guest Griots are DALE E. WAFER, Chairman/CEO of Xpedite-it LLC, a transportation company serving the greater metro Washington DC area. As CEO he is responsible for leading new capital development projects and strategic new market expansion. Mr. Wafer has led Xpedite-it annual growth of more than thirty percent (30%) each of the last two years by securing contracts with FedEx and TNT, who currently hold leading industry positions in shipping globally. With him will be his partner in TEN DENISE McDOWELL, the National Capital Area Regional Master Trainer of Al & Hattie Hollingsworth’s B.O.S.S. The Movement, has inspired many to fulfill their God-given dreams, visions and purpose in life. Both Dale and Denise will be sharing their latest business venture that is on the cutting edge of health and wellness technology : T.E.N. Spray Vitamins. T.E.N.'s purpose is to assist nature in it's effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the body with unparalleled effectiveness. T.E.N. Spray technology provides 100% more absorption into the blood system than pills, capsules & gels. They give at least 20% more absorption than sublingual liquids and muscular injections . Many people do not like to take pills and capsules. Research suggests that Vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including type1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.
Tune in and listen up as we share the story of Sundiata Keita (b. abt. 1210- d.abt.1260) the founder of the Mali empire in West Africa. He is regarded as a great magician-king and the national hero of the Malinke-speaking people (Mandinaka, Malinke, Bambara), and a celebrated hero. The epic of Sundiata is primarily, transmitted by generations of Mandinka griots (djeli or jeliw). The famous West African ruler Mansa Musa was his grandnephew.
Sundiata, or Sun Djata, was also known in the Tarikhs (Moslem chronicles) as Mari Djata. Keita is a widely used family name. He is to West African history what King Arthur is to English history, in that both are popular figures about whom very little is known with certainty.
This show will share some of the little known facts about this extraordinary Ruler of the Mali Kingdom.
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Bonding Thru Books Festival - Each night 8-10pm EST, life coaches, community leaders, published authors and industry insiders will talk about their motivation for supporting our literary legacy, how they became modern day griots, how authorship has affected their place in society, and how social media has expanded their voice and reach.
FEATURED SPEAKERS AND BOOKCLUBS
Shelia M. Goss
Entertainment Blogger, screenwriter and author
Terri J. Haynes
Amazon Vine Clean Fiction Book Reviewer
Girl Fridayz Book Club
Lift a Sistah Up Book Club
ARC Book Club Inc.
Toni Bonita Robinson
Prominent Women of Color (PWOC)
Founder of the Mississippi Magnolias Book Club
President Reading Between the Lines Bookclub
Jeanette W. Hill
Founder and executive director of JWHill Productions
Divas & Diamonds Book Club
Creator of Urban Divaz Reviewz
La Sheera Lee
Read You Later Radio Host
Founder of The Round Table Readers Literary Book Club
L. D. Wells and Dr. Francene Breakfield
Co-Editors: An Anthology of Sisterhood
Parker J. Cole
Host of The Write Stuff Radio Show
Founder of the blog This Writer’s Life…
Lisa Borders Muhammad
Founder of African American Book Expo, Norfolk, Virginia
Blogger and Reviewer for JoeyPinkney.com
With so much "noise" in media, who is really talking and are we really listening? After the third and final Presidental debates last night we discuss whose influence has been most keenly seen and felt in political news coverage and what effect it has on us as voters and consumers of media.
In our second segment we discuss the voices that are missing from the discussions on social issues in the news as we delve into recent news stories this week, and how if we are not outraged we are not paying attention.
This week show is hosted by the multitalented Maryland University grad, and 3EO's sports financial reporter ANTHONY ADEWUSI. Our guest griots are the writer of the stage play "Somethin' Like Eatonville" NICOLE MORGAN, Mrs Morgan is the Author of “The Secret Lives of Ministry Wives.” debuted Secret Lives in 2010 as a stage play which has appeared on many stages in the DMV, including Ira Aldridge on the campus of Howard University. Since 2010, Nicole has not stopped writing stageplays, one of which is “CHANGED!”, written specifically for Reid Temple’s Easter at the Temple 2013 celebration, and most recently, “Somethin’ Like Eatonville,” a musidrama that is based on the novel by Zora N. Hurston, “Their Eyes Are Watching God.” & Singer, actress TAMARA WELLONS, Tamara’s music reflects that of a passionate artist. While growing up in Virginia, Tamara was known as the “little girl with the big voice.” Singing was only natural for the granddaughter of the legendary gospel group The Pritchett Sisters. While studying at Bowie State University, Tamara immersed herself into the sounds of eclectic jazz and soul music as well as, her school’s jazz ensemble. And even today, she’s known to add a little Nancy Wilson or Ella Fitzgerald to her set. Tamara can flow flawlessly from an acapella to an acoustic accompaniment to a full band.
JOIN US TONIGHT ON KTL RADIO AS WE PROUDLY PRESENT STATE OF THE UNION 2013 feat DICK GREGORY OUR ELDER STATESMAN & VOICE OF THE GRIOTS. HE WILL BE JOINED IN HIS INTRO BY BROTHER POLIGHT, THE YOUNG PHENOM & VOICE OF THE YOUNG MASTER TEACHERS. WE WILL DISCUSS IN DETAIL THEIR UPCOMING LECTURE IN NYC MAY 19TH AND THE STATE OF THE UNION AT THIS POINT IN OUR COLLECTIVE JOURNEYS.
TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND THIS SHGW WILL BE EPIC & MONUMENTAL LIKE THE PREVIOUS 'STATE OF UNIONS"
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Millions of Americans are unemployed today. The payroll tax hike has caused companies to cut high paying jobs and replace them with lower salaried people therefore people who were making good money and buying things now don't buy and the newly employed don't make enough to splurge like their higher paid predecessors. Many are looking for jobs and not looking to make more money. So we ask the question"DO U WANT A JOB OR DO U WANT TO GET PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH $?" Don't dance around the answer, pick one or the other. Deep down we want to get paid what we're worth but don't have the guts to demand it! . Jobs pay us just enough to get us to come to work and we do just enough work to keep from losing our jobs. No wonder we aren't getting paid out true worth$. 2 friends of mine have been given a early out option versus being let go after working for Fed Ex in technology for over 27 years. The Chicago Tribune reported that Chicago is closing 61 schools for the upcoming school year. How many teachers will get the boot? Substitute teachers? Principals and assistant principals? Counselors and administrative staff? Custodians? Cafeteria workers? Bus drivers? Crossing guards? BUT I know many people who are prospering during this time of sequestration, high unemployment, hundreds of thousands of students graduating and entering the work force and companies cutting employees. All of the people who are prospering have 3 things in common. These 3 things aren't magical, They are really very simple but the payoff is peace and choices.Join us as our griots share the 3 things you need to do to turn this economy into an asset for you. Hosted by Visionary/Creator "DaOne" with NAISA producer/writer Co-Host, Featuring The Human "Encyclo-negro-pedia" C. R. GIBBS Connecting Dots - From Generation to Generation" & a special sports report from 3EO Sportsbeat Writer ANTHONY ADEWUSI
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