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Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Lisa McDonald to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her journey to storytelling and what it's been like to share her gift with the world. The two will also discuss her latest work and what's to come.
The shooting death of 17 year old Laquan McDonald by 37 year old Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has the City of Chicago poised for a violent reaction to the soon to be released videotape showing the officer firing 16 bullets into Laquan. Youth organizer William Calloway explains how his organization is fighting for justice for the family of Laquan McDonald and other families whose loved ones have been killed by law enforcement officers.
Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Monday, Nov., 23rd, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. "LaQuan McDonald video to be released and Donald Trump has lost hist mind". CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281. POST YOUR COMMENTS. WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR. Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more info and podcasts.
We understand that many of us may not celebrate or acknowledge holidays but we do take that time to visit family etc. so we decided to push back a couple of things we have planned and instead do a show highligting what Thanksgiving actually represents. We will also discuss the latest news that is affecting Black people such as 5 protesters who were shot; the footage of Laquan McDonald being murdered by racist cops, Hollywood cooning and more. Join us.
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communications chair of the Minneapolis NAACP, shocked CNN when she told reporter Brooke Baldwin that Black Lives Matter has in essence indicted the Minneapolis Police Department in the shooting of five people during a protest early Tuesday morning.
“We’re hearing two [arrests] at this time, but we don’t necessarily trust that. We know that the police department is behind this, this is our personal belief after receiving witness accounts.”
It is in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning and I am wide away. This show has been on my mind to do since I saw the awful video of the murder of Laquan McDonald. I paused at the beginning of the show because I think it has been said that all of this went down in 30 seconds meaning from the time the officer arrived on scene and fired 16 shots in LaQuan who was already down from the first few shots. But as usual you have those who see nothing wrong. On CNN I saw one of their regulars who come on during police shootings and he had the audacity to say that the killing of African-Americans involving police is not an epidemic. I sat here shaking my head as of last year there was Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and the awful not guilty verdict of Micheal Brown that was happening last year around this time. I can remember almost feeling guilty to sit at my Thanksgiving table being happy when I knew that The Brown family had an empty chair. The officials of the Chicago were forced to release that video and they were forced to arrest the officer involved. But their lenghthy investigation stinks to high heavens. I have tried time and time to again to give Rahm Emmanual the benefit of the doubt but the writing is on the wall. This cannot go on! This young man had a hard life and the system have not only failed him once but twice. I have been watching the coverage of the protests and I thank those on social media who have kept me up on everything happening. So as all of this plays out think about what you are thankful for?
Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Wed. Nov., 25th, 10pm-12midnight EST (7pm – 9pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. Our guest will be Sam Sinyangwe of TheDemands.org. We’ll talk about the recent College Campus Protests that started with the Univeristy of Missouri #Mizzou and what their Demands are, etc. CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281. POST YOUR COMMENTS. WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR. Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and for the podcasts.
1) We'll also give an update on the Laquan McDonald murder case. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with 1st Degree Murder but why did it take 400 days when the shooting was on video? 2) Thursday is Thanksgiving. We'll deal with some of the history of the holiday that Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango called "Misgiving Day". 3) Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw is allegedly intimidating witnesses during a Sex Crimes Trial where he is facing 36 counts of rape, sexual battery, etc. All of his 13 victims are African American Women. Maybe that's why there is not a lot of Mainstream Media coverage of this story. 4) This date in African American History.
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#ThanksGiving - Things Black People Have To Thank White People For
Let's a pre #ThanksGiving episode and get into some news and comment along with things black people have to thank white people for.
Phoenix Calaida is going to tell us about how #BlackLivesMatter in Chicago is going to be fracturing.
William J Jackson will bring up how Gang Bangers Lives Matter.
In The News::::
CNN law enforcement analyst Jonathan Gilliam asserted on Wednesday that Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke did nothing wrong when he shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times because the teen continued to move after he was down.
Walmart Is Working with the FBI and Lockheed Martin to Spy on Striking Workers
Japan has a pretty cool name for their big SALE.
Fox News Coon, Harris Faulkner get's reminded what her place is in the pecking order.
Two unidentified students confessed to drawing swastikas and “White Power” on cars at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
According to WoodTV, the incident happened Sunday evening and the words were drawn on six snow-covered cars on campus.