• 00:31

    FBU National Championship Hunt (Southwest Region Edition)

    in Football

    This Week show will focus on The 2014 FBU National Championship, set to roll south to sunny Naples, Florida this December! Out of the 192 teams who are about to begin their journeys across 16 different regions of the USA, only 12 teams will advance to FBU Championship Weekend in Naples. NSR Radio will talk Southwest region with the Director of Player Development in the (Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas (San Antonio) region, Dee Jenkins.

  • 01:07

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Dan Moyo (standing directly behind the Honorable Nelson Mandela),  joined the African National Congress underground unit in 1979 which led to his membership to UMkhonto weSizwe its military wing later in the same year. He received both military and political training in Angola and redeployed back into South Africa to engage the enemy in the Eastern front area now called Mpumalanga where he was originally born. Early in March 1981, he was arrested and charged under the notorious terrorism act of 1967, and wassentenced to 10-yrs with 5-yesrs minimum and 5-years to run concurrently.


    He was imprisoned to serve his sentenced in Robben Island Maximum Security Prison where all other freedom fighters were kept including former Rivonia trial's ANC leadership. The late President Nelson Mandela was a member of this imprisoned group.

  • 00:58

    National and International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    National and International Roundtable

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Bonita McAfee-Mitchell, Founder & CEO of Thread of Hope Records, is making a sound with the celebrated school curriculum program “I’m Saving Myself.” She may have been a celebrated wardrobe stylist for Stevie Wonder but Bonita McAfee-Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Thread of Hope Records, is stitching a new mission which resonates John Lennon’s poignant message “All You Need Is Love.” Mitchell is taking her Benton Harbor, Michigan based company’s “I’m Saving Myself” youth program into the national limelight with a theme which teaches self-love as the first and most important element to making wise choices.


    Judith Smith-Since September 2011 Judith has taken the role of Key Srategist and Co-Project Director for the Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF), a non-profit dedicated to the empowerment of Jamaican youth: providing opportunities for athletes of Jamaican, Caribbean and West Indian heritage, worldwide seeking to develop and/or enhance their skills for competition in winter sports, including competition at the Olympic Game level. She was brought in by her brother, G. Webster Smith co-founder of JOIHF.  He was a colleague and friend of Co-Founder and CEO, EJ Phillipps, who had this wonderful vision.  

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    IConstance Miller, completed her undergraduate work in social psychology at the University of Washington (UW). Her Master’s Degree in social psychology was undertaken in a program for social change activists known as Goddard-Cambridge Graduate School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “


    Following graduate school she pursued a brief career as an associate professor of women’s studies at the UW.  Subsequently, she took a job as a program analysis in an executive department of Seattle City Government.


    She became a traumatic brain injury (TBI) Advocate more than thirty years ago following a motor vehicle collision that left her with permanent impairments from a moderate TBI. 


    Back then there was very little information of any type on concussion, and the existing literature typically blamed the patient for the appearance of the symptoms of what is now known as post-concussion syndrome. Fortunately, her academic training in research methodology enabled her to spot the flaws in such reasoning.  She took what she learned and put it into a self-advocacy guide on brain injury.


    She titled the book, FROM THE ASHES, because she felt that it reflected the destructive effects of brain injury in her life. Shortly after its publication she was recruited by the American Academy of Neurology to help them redesigned their guidelines for diagnosing and treating concussion in sports.  


    Realizing the vastness of the problem of brain injury and the lack of resources and awareness she decided to found a non-profit organization to address brain injury from the survivor’s perspective. Known as Brain Injury Resource Center it was established in 1985 and has evolved into the first national resource center for persons with traumatic brain injuries.  

  • 01:00

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    The Legendary Tony Salinas changed the way people bet on games. In Major League Baseball, for instance, Tony was the first to chart umpire tendencies, as he knew the strike-zone size used by each in the American and National leagues. Salinas also knew who would likely be the first to eject a player, and who would walk away from a conflict.


    In the National Basketball League, Salinas developed the Zig-Zag Theory for betting playoff games, with bettors betting for teams coming off a playoff loss. And in the National Football League, it has been said that Salinas knows more about offensive strategy than most NFL offensive coordinators.


    Screen writer Sophia Stewart, better known as The Mother of the Matrix and author of the books "The Third Eye," AND "Matrix 4 The Evolution, Cracking the Codes", finally got her day in court on June 25, 2014, with damages In the billions. After eleven years of fighting in both the California (CV 03-2873-MMM(VBKx) and Utah (2:07cv00552-EFJ-DB) Federal Courts, she was finally able to enter the evidence proving she wrote and own the Matrix and Terminator Franchises. Stewart won the lawsuit Pro Se without an attorney.

  • 01:04

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Dr. E Fay Williams,Esq- is the President/CEO of the National Congress of Black Women and former Counsel to the U.S. Congress’ District of Columbia Sub-Committee on the Judiciary andEducation. She previously served as Legislative Counsel and Chief of Staff for a District of Columbia Councilmember.  She is a Commissioner appointed by President Barack Obama to the   Presidential Scholars Commission. 


    She holds a BS Degree in Speech, English and Dramatic Arts; a Masters and PhD in Public Administration; Administration and Supervision Credential; Jurist Doctorate and Doctor of Ministry.


    Nina Clymer has over 20 years of leadership experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in the field of healthcare, including executive oversight of domestic violence and human sex trafficking programs, as well as women’s health consulting. She is passionate about social justice, or people having the ability to realize their potential in the community and society where they reside. Nina’s education includes an MBA from Santa Clara University, a BS in Nursing from Northeastern University, and a Coaching Certificate from The Fielding Institute.

  • 01:06

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Ricki Stevenson has served as creative thinker, lead guide and CEO of Black Paris Tours since its inception in 1998. Stevenson, a native of Oakland, California, is a former New York and Bay Area TV/Radio news anchor/reporter and talk show host.  Ricki holds the distinction of having worked as a United Nations radio correspondent and as one of the first Black international travel reporters. She holds a master's degree in education and history from Stanford University, with an emphasis on African and African American history. Stevenson says her dream of living in Paris began when her Mother, a former dancer, took her to see Josephine Baker perform when she was three years old.  Over the years, her dream was fueled by interviews with some of the famous who fled racism in the US to live or spend time in Paris: Ray Charles, Earth Kitt, artist Lois Mailou Jones and choreographer, Geoffrey Holder. The idea for Black Paris Tours grew out of that dream and her six years work as an international travel reporter.

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Dr.George Stewart is an Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has worked with traumatized foster youth for 30+ years. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Medical School, he initially completed his training in Family Medicine at the University of Washington and at UCSF. He then worked as a Family Physician for several years in an impoverished barrio near San Jose, California. He returned to complete his training in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UC Davis.


    Working with Seneca Family of Agencies, a large non-profit providing a variety of mental health services to youth and their families, in various treatment settings in Northern California, he was able to observe repeatedly the overuse of medications with traumatized youth who had behavior problems.  He spent much more time tapering youth off of medications than he did prescribing them.


    He is extremely pleased that the Mercury News' Series on "Medicating Our Youth" is attracting a lot of attention to a long-neglected population. 


     D'Anthony was born in 1995 in Oakland, California  and is a foster home youth and will share with us his experiences in foster care. He likes making beats and his favorite producer is DJ Mustard. D'Anthony says he "enjoys breathing and waking up every day and  thinking God he's alive."

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Guests: Investigative Reporter Karen de SA, and Dr. George Stewart Psychiatrist.


    For the past four months, the Bay Area News Group has been documenting the alarming use of psychiatric medications in California's foster care system -- and the impact on thousands of vulnerable kids who suffer the consequences.


    Here, in Part 5 of our investigative series "Drugging Our Kids," we present a documentary video that gives voice to many of these young people, who say they were silenced during their youth by the powerful drugs.


    From Los Angeles to the Bay Area to Humboldt County, reporter Karen de Sá and photographer Dai Sugano interviewed more than 175 people, including dozens of current and former foster youth who were frequently moved and heavily medicated by a system that struggled to manage their complicated childhoods.


    Now, there's a growing call for change among former foster youth, psychiatrists, public health nurses and youth advocates. The stories of lost childhoods and remarkable resilience provide compelling lessons on how California can better address their trauma and stop "Drugging Our Kids."

  • 00:49

    National Liberty Memorial with Maurice Barboza

    in History

    Maurice A. Barboza is the founder and CEO of National Mall Liberty Fund DC, a non-profit authorized by Public Law 112-239 to establish a memorial to African American contributions to liberty during the Revolutionary War. In September 2014, Public Law 113-176 made the National Liberty Memorial eligible for a site in Washington's Monumental Core. He said, "this memorial will remind Americans that it was their vision for America that prevailed."


    Mr. Barboza has written opinion pieces and spoken extensively about the 30-year quest to construct the memorial and his aunt's trail-blazing battle in the mid-1980s for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. A 2013 book, "Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall," by Kristin Haas, and a recent article in the Washington Post, "After 30 years, a site for memorial," by Tom Jackman, tell the story.


    National Mall Liberty Fund DC


    www.libertyfunddc.com


     


     

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