• Mondays at 8:00 - Authors Supporting Authors Presents Wesley Godfather Hunter

    in Writing

    Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check the time in your time zone.


    Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments.


    This week's author: Wesley “Godfather” Hunter


    Born and raised in the streets of Los Angeles, Mr. Wesley “Godfather” Hunter began his journey of gang-banging and crime at a very youthful age. By age 10 he’d already experienced his first arrest and stay in a jail cell. By the age of 12 he’d begun a career of incarceration, which has kept him physically imprisoned for most of his life. Yet, even in this, life has not left him bitter and he continues to strive, finding the strength within himself to overcome against the odds.


    Now a 32 year-old aspiring author, currently incarcerated in the California Dept. of Corrections where he is serving out the remainder of a 20 year sentence for commercial armed robbery and 2 counts of attempted murder on sheriff’s deputies, Wesley has used his time wisley. Devoted to spreading the word of change/love and self-respect in his works and titles, he spends most of his time focused on positive writings, thoughts and goals geared towards improving himself, and giving something back to society in the form of insight, experience, and wisdom.


    Mr. Godfather has written several novels and an autobiography but has since established his own Urban Diamonds Publishing to release his latest titles. He has started a youth help organization, “The Raw Truth”, to bring forth through the inner city churches and other youth-related programs.


    Source: Wikipedia.com

  • 02:04

    Africa On The Move

    in Radio

    Join "Africa On The Move" on Sundays at 7PM est, online at www.blogtalkradio.com/africa-on-the-move, or dial in at 323-679-0841 to shall your views and comments on topics of importance to Africa and the African communities worldwide. Tonight night program features: "Cuba  - U.S. Relations and Obama's Press Conference" and "FEMA, the Role of the Church & Incarceration."

  • 00:32

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

    in Books

    Meet author Stephen W. Hiemstra. I'll be interviewing him about his book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality: Foundations for Disciples


    About the book:


    A Christian Guide to Spirituality takes the form of 50 daily devotions. Each topic is treated with a scriptural reference, reflection, prayer, and questions for discussion. Occasionally, references are provided for further study. The first four chapters (Introduction, Apostle’s Creed, Lord’s Prayer, and Ten Commandments) cover 40 days making them suitable as a Lenten study. Ten additional days focus on the spiritual disciplines and a short conclusion. Fifty days of study allow an Easter study running through Pentecost.


    About the author:


    Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, economist, and writer. He lives with Maryam, his wife of thirty years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children.


    Stephen has been an active writer spanning both his career as an economist and a pastor. As an economist of 27 years in 5 federal agencies, he published numerous government studies, magazine articles, and book reviews. He has maintained a personal website since the 1990s and he has been active in social media. A Christian Guide to Spirituality is his first published book.


    Stephen is currently a second career tentmaker dividing his time equally between Hispanic ministry and blogging under a theme of “online pastor”. As a hospital chaplain intern, he worked in the emergency department, a psychiatric unit, and an Alzheimer’s unit. He is an elder in Centreville Presbyterian Church.


     

  • 02:00

    Should All Prisoners Be Released Except Those Who Committed Violent Crimes?

    in Women

    Debtors Prison was an institution used by the ruling class in Europe to punish people who could not pay their debts. Living under an oppressive system of high taxes and fines, of course the jails became overcrowded with debtors who could not pay. Many were given the opportunity to work off their debts as "indentured servants," temporary slaves who worked until the debt was paid off. Most were languishing in Europe's overcrowded jails until they were given an opportunity for release. The catch: they had to leave the continent and go and settle what Europeans called "the new world" - America. Many came to America, and the rest is history. But, what happened is that the descendants of those earlier prisoners have recreated the same system in present day America. Many of those incarcerated are serving time simply because they didn't have money. Sometimes people are jailed for unpaid parking tickets causing, unknown to them, a suspended license. Often the "crime" was the sale or use of marijuana (a substance which is now sold legally) and they couldn't pay bail or couldn't pay a good lawyer. Our jails are overcrowded, and prison is just a thinly disguised slave labor business. It's time to stop it. Only violent criminals need to be locked away to protect society while they undergo rehabilitation. Should all other non violent prisoners be released, provided the opportunities to become productive citizens, and honorably pay any debts owed


     

  • 02:00

    Talk with Tenney: A Conversation with John Breeding PhD: Practicing Thomas Szasz

    in Current Events

    Please join me for an exciting conversation with psychologist, counselor, educator, and activist John Breeding, PhD. December 17, 2014, 8-10 PM Eastern.  Breeding's new book, Practicing Thomas Szasz: Continuing the Work of the Philosopher of Liberty will be the subject of our conversation.  (This new book is available in ebook or hard copy from the publisher, and in kindle and paperback from Amazon and you can also link to it on John Breeding's website, here:  http://www.wildestcolts.com/books.html


    From the back cover:


    Thomas Szasz died at 92 on September 8, 2012. With his death, many of us, not enough, are left with deep concern about his legacy and the continuing influence of his ideas. Here, following a biographical sketch, I discuss some of the myriad ways his ideas have directly or indirectly influenced my ongoing work as a psychologist. I hope that my experience will have a small positive effect in keeping alive and in play the profoundly important ideas of this great man.


    John Breeding, PhD is a psychologist, counselor, educator, and activist providing services and resources for individuals, couples, families and groups on personal growth, human transformation, parenting, working with young people, and liberation from psychiatric oppression.

  • 00:42

    Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill

    in Politics Progressive

    Wednesdays at 9pm Pacific. Call (818) 572-2947 to speak on air. 


    Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI), hosted by MaryLovesJustice Neal




    Advocacy to end police violence against the mentally ill, end solitary confinement, decriminalize mental illness, remove barriers to timely psychiatric treatment, increase mental hospitals, reinstate insurance coverage for psychiatric hospital inpatients, relax laws blocking involuntary commitment, establish assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs that mandate continued psychiatric treatment and provide subsistence assistance (food and housing) for mentally ill people, especially those released from correctional facilities and hospitals. Eliminate incarceration without trials, support crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers. End capital punishment against all people, especially those with brain dysfunctions caused by retardation, drug addiction, and/or mental illness.



    We support H.R.3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act", a congressional bill introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy in December 2013.




    Guests include people who did or still do wrestle with mental illness in themselves or close relatives as well as people with specialized knowledge about inmates and defendants with mental illness. Visit "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog at http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com to learn about AIMI's Complaint against the USA to the International Court in 2015 regarding the need to replace imprisonment, homelessness, and death with treatment and subsistence assistance.


    To be a guest, contact MaryLovesJustice Neal at (678)531-0262, or email MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com

  • 02:01

    Human Rights for Prisoners March - Dec 17, 2014

    in Politics Progressive

    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary “Loves Justice” Neal. Call (347) 857-3293 to speak on air.
    Guests on 12/17/2014 include Holly Alston, mother of  Terrell Scott; Brenda Anderson, a prisoner rights advocate who was formerly incarcerated in Texas; and Annette E. Watts-Blankenship. Your questions and comments are invited.




    Advocacy for adequate defense, fair trials, drug courts, mental health courts, post-conviction DNA tests, safe and humane incarceration, and successful re-entry.



    Advocacy against prisoner abuse, avoidable deaths caused by police and correctional officers, solitary confinement, children tried and sentenced as adults, criminalizing mental illness, inadequate health care, wrongful convictions, law of parties, three-strikes law, enforced prison labor, and capital punishment.




    Guests include people who have experienced, or who have specialized knowledge about, prison conditions and overuse of force by police or correctional officers, or any subject related to crime and punishment, including improvements proposed or realized.

  • 00:45

    Human Rights for Prisoners March - Forced Plea Bargains

    in Politics Progressive

    Human Rights for Prisoners March, hosted by Mary “Loves Justice” Neal. Call-in no. (818)572.2947.
    ~ Advocacy for adequate defense, fair trials, drug courts, mental health courts, post-conviction DNA tests, safe and humane incarceration, and successful re-entry.
    ~ Advocacy against prisoner abuse, avoidable deaths caused by police and correctional officers, solitary confinement, children tried and sentenced as adults, criminalizing mental illness, inadequate health care, wrongful convictions, law of parties, three-strikes law, enforced prison labor, and capital punishment.

    Guests include people who have experienced, or who have specialized knowledge about, prison conditions and overuse of force by police or correctional officers, or any subject related to crime and punishment, including improvements proposed or realized.

  • 02:02

    THE FINAL WAKE UP CALL: While You Were Sleeping; They were busy at work.

    in Culture

    THE FINAL WAKE UP CALL: 
    In Association with the T.E.A.B.A.G. Enterprises Incorporated
    A BLACK LIONS PRODUCTION (619) 924-9883
    Brought to you by Abruptly Wake Up the Sleeping 


    For over four hundred years the Stolen Afrikan in AmeriKKKa has been robbed of the ancestry, their Afrikan spirituality, their science and their Story, they have been uprooted and are quickly dying. 
    The results of governmental institutional racism & genocide are chaotic; single parent households, unwed mothers, incarceration coupled with mis-education and the under educated have practically destroyed the black family. Their right minds are being destroyed with religion, drug addition, the prison & education system.
    The continuous bombardments of the court systems manipulation and negative media influence have taken a toll targeted on black children, men and women.
    Society has brainwashed the black women into believing that they don't need their black men. 


    Our women don't believe this because they refuse to see their own reflection, which is their black man because society has convinced the black females to destroy the only true hope for their survival....The Black Man!
    The Black Lions are here to help our women experience the presence of a man so they do not try to defunct his true nature.


    The Black Lions are here to take back our communities, businesses, families & kin our children and our women.


    ...Maybe then our black women will discover that A Black Man was all she really needed in the first place.
    We need our women by our side in the revolution. Let’s Talk about it. (619) 924-9883


    All viewpoints expressed on this show are the sole responsibility of the creators of 
    Abruptly Wake Up The Sleeping: Join the conversation - Uhuru Sasa


     

  • 01:40

    Real Talk......

    in Radio

    On this week's show, we are expecting to hear from Darrell Lomax, who is a Death Row Inmate, who was wrongfully convicted and denied his Constitutional Rights. He will be sharing his story with us from inside Death Row Prison Walls.... 

    This is an opportunity of a lifetime, that you don't want to miss! Here what it is like to be on Death Row, as a wrongfully convicted man, straight from the horse's mouth.


    Show airs this Sunday, December 14th, at 7:00 PM, E.S.T. Just click this link to listen or dial 818-739-8909 to listen by phone, from anywhere. Please share!

  • 02:00

    Late Night with a Hero: Jennifer Lav with Host Yvonne Smith

    in Current Events

    Call in Sunday 8-10Pm Eastern  December 14


    Jennifer Lav is a lawyer at University Legal Services, Protection & Advocacy Program, representing D.C. residents with psychiatric disabilities. Protection & Advocacy programs are organizations that provide free legal services to individuals with disabilities. After law school, Jennifer clerked for Judge Myron H. Thompson in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, in Montgomery Alabama.  She stayed in Alabama for two more years, teaching a law school class, and working at Alabama's Protection & Advocacy Program, representing youth in special education and juvenile justice matters before returning to practice in Washington DC


    ULS has represented thousands of clients in individual disputes and class action


    These are just a few issues the P and A’s handle


    .       Represent youth in special education disputes—particularly around inclusion and access to the least restrictive environment.  Also around transition from school—making sure youth with disabilities have access to jobs and college and additional training.


    Represent individuals receiving or seeking services from Developmental Disabilities Administration, to ensure they receive integrated, self-directed quality services and supports.


    Represent returning citizens from jail or prison, to ensure connected with mental health supports and services.


    Represent SSDI and SSI recipients who are working or interested in returning to work to eliminate barriers to working—including addressing overpayments, misapplication of work incentives, and discrimination.


     


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