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  • 03:07

    Sam Sinyangwe of TheDemands.org - What's Behind The Campus College Protests

    in Culture

    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.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on developments involving the November 20 attacks in Bamako that resulted in over two dozens deaths in the West African state of Mali; anti-racist demonstrations struck the city of Minneapolis this week where an African American youth was killed by the police; student anti-racist demonstrations are continuing throughout the United States after initial actions were held at the University of Missouri at Columbia two weeks ago; and a former police officer in the Detroit area was convicted in the severe beating of UAW member Floyd Dent. In the second hour we look at the historical developments surrounding the current conflict in Mali where regional divisions as well as U.S. and French interventions have worsened instability and violence over the last four years. Finally we examine the Movement for Black Lives spreading rapidly across campuses through an audio file of a broadcast from November 20.

  • 00:31


    in Politics

    Tonight and the rest of this week we are going to discuss Cleavers NOTES ON NATIVE SON.  In this we will discuss the theory of self hate and displaced love for those who are your enemy and enemy to the thought of a life of liberation for Black People. "After reading a couple of James Baldwin's books, I began experiencing that continuous delight one feels upon discovering a fascinating, brilliant talent on the scene, a talent capable of penetrating so profoundly into one's own little world that one knows oneself to have unalterably changed and liberated from the frustrating grasp of whatever Devils happen to process one.  Being a Negro, I have found this to be a rare and infrequent experience, for few of my black brothers and sisters her in America have achieved the power, which James Baldwin calls his revenge, which outlast kingdoms:  the power of doing whatever cats like Baldwin do when combining the alphabet with the with the volatile elements of his soul.  (And, like it or not, a black man, unless he has become irretrievably "white-minded, " responds with additional dimension of his being to the articulated experience of another black---in spite of the universality of human experience.) 
    I as I imagine many others did and still do, lusted for any-thing that Baldwin had written.  It would have been a gas for me to sit on a pillow beneath the womb of Baldwin's  typewriter and catch each newborn page as it entered this world of ours.  I was delighted that Baldwin, with those great big eyes of his, which one thought to be fixedly focused on the microcosm, could also pierce the microcosm. And although he was so full of sound, he was not noisy writer like Ralph Ellison.  He placed so much of my own experience, which I thought I had understood, into new perspective."  SOUL ON ICE by Elderidge Cleave


  • 02:13

    HU: Ramifications of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Language in Ritual

    in Education

    In this episode of ODWIRA we examine the use of our Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Languages in the context of ritual and the ramifications for those Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) who were dispossessed of the knowledge of their direct Ancestral language as a result of the Mmusuo Kese (Great Perversity/Enslavement era). We examine the nature of Sacred speech as embodied by the Obosom (Deity) Hu in Khanit and Kamit (Nubia and Egypt).

    We examine our book UBEN-HYENG The Ancestral Summons:



    Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan 

    Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu 

    Akwamu Nation in North America 



  • 01:39

    Rahiem Shabazz Director of Elementary Genocide - The School To Prison Pipeline

    in Culture

    Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Tues. Nov., 24th, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  Our guest will be Rahiem Shabazz, Director of Elementary Genocide – Ending The School To Prison Pipeline!!!  The City of Chicago has released the dashcam video showing the murder of Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke. We'll continue our discussion of this case and the need for Economic Boycotts.


    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 listen to the podcasts.


    COLUMBUS, OH: The Film "BLACK FRIDAY", Friday, Nov. 27th, 2015, 4pm-8pm Visit  www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com   or [http://blackoutcoalition.org/blackfriday ] w/ special guests Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network and host of "The Michael Imhotep Show", Dr. Boyce Watkins founder of www.TheBlackWealthBootCamp.com and Dave Anderson founder of "The Empowerment Radio Network".


  • 00:15

    The split about the split second decision!

    in Current Events

    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?

  • 02:55

    "Why Are African Americans at the Bottom of every aspect of life"

    in The Bible

    Greeting Family and Friends of Five Smooth Stones, will we start back doing shows soon, please stay tuned. This however is a Special show to address many who ask "WHY ARE WE AFRICAN AMERICANS FINDING OURSELVES ON THE BOTTOM OF EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF LIFE." Our young and old precious souls deserve a solid, realistic, error proof, biblical answer (and the World looking on who ask the same)!!  I've invited Guest that will not disappoint believers that love the Most High and all people, who have a testimony of how our lives is 100% biblical or prophetic in every single aspect.  THEY KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHOSE WE ARE. This panel understand this truth isn't just about the African Americans only though, but a planet that need to know "WHO THIS UNIQUE PEOPLE IN AMERICA!!  Five Smooth Stones network has been  shouting this truth on the wall for many years. African Americans (and others) will find out shortly on this show they are nowhere near in History the people they once thought. Then, after their great secret History is unveiled on the show, they will find out it got better with what was inherited from the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Christ.  

    Call phone# (914) 205-5590 to listen. Press "1" to comment or just listen over you computer where you may choose to chat back and forth  (Chat box will open on show page at showtime). YOU MUST GET A "FREE" USERNAME WITH BLOGTALK IN ORDER TO CHAT, takes about 10min it's very very easy. Also, get a reminder sent to your phone or email before show start. Click the"reminder" button on this show page. BE THERE EARLY WHERE YOU DON'T MISS THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW!! These shows are recorded, you may click on this link and listen later. 

  • 02:12

    O YE DRYBONES : The Real Thanksgiving with special guest DR.DAVID IMHOTEP

    in Current Events

    Starting with the Pilgrims not only leaves out the Indians, but also the Spanish. In the summer of 1526 five hundred Spaniards and one hundred black slaves founded a town near the mouth of the Pedee River in what is now South Carolina. Disease and disputes with nearby Indians caused many deaths. Finally, in November the slaves rebelled, killed some of their masters, and escaped to the Indians. By now only 150 Spaniards survived, and they evacuated back to Haiti. The ex-slaves remained behind. So the first non-Native settlers in "the country we now know as the United States" were Africans.The Spanish continued their settling in 1565, when they massacred a settlement of French Protestants at St. Augustine, Florida, and replaced it with their own fort. Some Spanish were pilgrims, seeking regions new to them to secure religious liberty: these were Spanish Jews

    Beginning with 1620 also omits the Dutch, who were living in what is now Albany by 1614. Indeed, 1620 is not even the date of the first permanent British settlement, for in 1607, the London Company sent settlers to Jamestown, Virginia. No matter. The mythic origin of "the country we now know as the United States"

  • 01:55

    On Why Yet's Watch with Ceet the Author and Kvn Tajzea

    in Books

    Ceet the Author hails from South Philadelphia, where he began honing his craft as an artist as early as age nine. At age fourteen he wrote a short story for his high school English class titled, Summertime in my Neighborhood. Fifteen years later that story became the basis for Ceet's first official release, 2009's The Whore and The Virgin. The book became an instant hood classic and all of the positive feedback inspired Ceet to release his second effort, A Dog's Day, that very same year.

    Ceet then began pursuing another passion of his, filmmaking and videography in 2010 by writing, producing and directing several independent film projects while releasing several more novels under the imprint of BRP Entertainment and with several projects down the line, Ceet shows no signs of slowing down...

    Kvn Tajzea (Keh-vun Tah- Jhay) is more than your typical R&B singer, songwriter and actor. Kvn began his love affair with music and acting at a very young age. "I was a very sick child growing up and nearly died a few times. I wasn'treally allowed to play outside until the age of 7 because my immune system was so weak." He read, listened to, and watched a plethora of varying artistic expression. Even after becoming healthy enough to lead the normal life of a kid his passion for the arts continued to grow and manifested itself in a variety of ways ranging from poetry, drawing, songwriting and acting. Kvn is an accomplished vocalist with a four octave range whose smooth, syrupy and comforting voice conceals an old school rasp that lets you in on the pain and tribulation that fuels a tone of hope in every note he sings. "The First Return" is Kvn's debut project featuring the production of hit maker Ron Love of MonaRK Productions.

    Join me, Why Yet, as I chat it up with both of these industrious artists. 

    See ya,

    Why Yet

    Call #773-897-6297

  • 01:32

    THANKS for nothing! GIVING back to our tribes!!

    in Higher Education

    Hoseted By: Twilight Ma'at  

    Special Guest: Blu Lotus Revo Queen & Reno Moor 

    Visit the Classroom real quick and politic with Host Twilight Ma'at , Blu Lotus RevoQueen and Reno Moor as we discuss the truth about Thanksgiving, the true indigenous, Buying black, boycotting Black Friday and Ain't No Christmas Bih! 

    CALL IN: 646-787-8180 
    PRESS #1 

    Before you start cooking, come to the classroom! 
    Log on: blogtalkradio.com/universalradio2

  • 01:57

    SNOFH with Aj-Poet. Speak Now Or Forever Hold (Up and Coming Artists) Music Ind.

    in Performing Arts

    Each time we air our goal is to promote interest in the creative arts community. The focus is to allow artists in the community get their recognition.  We know that radio has been for years at the forefront of communication and no matter how technology will send us in different directions, radio is here to stay.  Almost everyone has something to say and what better opportunity to say it then to bring it straight to radio and then to the world.

    Aj-Poet a native of Westchester County in White Plains, NY to be exact is jumping in head first to share her family of performers, artist, writers with the community.  She hoping not only to reach individuals in the surrounding area but to launch a movement to preserve the beauty of the arts.  She especially want that person who we call the "closeted" artist to come out and shine.  No longer will we sing only in our bathroom or paint behind closed doors.  What is freeing with radio is that these talents can be communicated behind a microphone exposing many to what we are afraid to show.  However once revealed a star is born.

    Aj-Poet will be interviewing, playing music, sharing taped and live interviews.  Discussing what folks are doing out there and also promoting their crafts.  From authors who are reachable in our communities to dancers and musicians about to do a show.  She will have entrepreneurs, supporters, activists, politicians, community leaders and active participants in our communities.

    Currently the show is aired from the Blue Door Arts Gallery located at 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY every other Friday at 1pm. On alternative Friday's Aj-Poet takes her show on the road to interview artist out and about.  Stay tuned to dates and locations.  If you miss the show there is always a feed into Facebook. Call 914 299-0964 to make suggestions for the show.

    Here's to SNOFHing with you.  Aj