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Women's History Month Lecture Series: "The Voice of Influence ~ A Woman"
LIVE interview with BETTY DERAMUS.
Betty DeRamus is an author, world traveler and former journalist.
While an editorial writer at the Detroit Free Press, she accompanied and wrote about an official city of Detroit trade mission to Nigeria and Liberia in 1979. for outstanding human interest reporting; in 1981, she journeyed to Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo Brazzaville and Senegal for workshops and lectures sponsored by the American Forum for International Study. 1984, she toured Central African refugee camps on a media tour sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1985, she won The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation’s Eugene Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writers. The fellowship funded educational trips in 1986 to Cuba, Brazil, Eastern Europe, Amsterdam, Finland and the old Soviet Union.
In 1987, she became a columnist for The Detroit News. While there she covered Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and his inauguration in 1994. She received Best of Gannett award and an award for international reporting from the National Association for Black Journalists. In 1993, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series of Detroit News columns about the Los Angeles riots.
She also has written two non-fiction books about the Underground Railroad, both published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. For questions, or comments call our Guest-in line at 347-945-6272.
Join The Gist of Freedom, Thursday February 13th, as we welcome author Betty DeRamus, our guest for a special show in honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day!
NBC announced that it is producing an eight-hour miniseries about love stories on the Underground Railroad, with Stevie Wonder serving as executive producer.
The miniseries, titled Freedom Run, is an adaptation of Betty DeRamus’s 2005 book Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad. It will focus on three “specific epic journeys and love stories, each based on actual people,” according to NBC.
Betty will talk about her first book, Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad, a collection of true stories about enslaved couples—and a few interracial ones—who took extraordinary steps to avoid being separated during the slavery era.
Betty's book Celebrates the Black men and women who fought to preserve their relationships during the slavery era. These romantic and heart- wrenching stories come to life in author Betty DeRamus’s two acclaimed non-fiction books. Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad (Atria 2005) and Freedom by Any Means: True Stories of Cunning and Courage on the Underground Railroad (Atria 2009.
Forbidden Fruit is a collection of true stories about black couples (and a few interracial ones) who defied mobs, bloodhounds, bounty hunters and bullets to avoid being separated by slave masters, distance and time. Wrote author Herb Boyd: “Betty DeRamus has tapped a heretofore unknown vein of Black culture: love stories from the Underground Railroad.”
The book’s characters include a free black man who voluntarily became a slave to remain with his enslaved wife, and a runaway slave who carried his ailing wife to freedom on his back.
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Bennet Pomerantz hosts the Betty award winning ANYTHING GOES..where he talks with guests from all forms of media. His guest tonight is Jeanne Marie Spicuzza. Filmmaker, Poet, actress and goddess
Independent feature The Scarapist gains momentum on the heels of its award for best picture from the Verein Deutscher Kritiker und Filmemacher (VDKUF) at the Berlinale European Film Market (EFM)...Jeanne is the actress, writer and producer of the Scarapist
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Tonight's special guest is Misty Reynolds from Spokane, Washington, a NAASCA volunteer and a survivor of child hood trauma from as early as she can remember until she was 18. She'd struggled with drugs and alcohol in her teens, cleaned up briefly when she got pregnant, and had a child in her senior year. "I went through the AmeriCorps program after graduation becoming a peer model at the school," she says. "Mentoring mediating and helping my peers get out of the chaos they lived in." But that didn't last long "I picked up the bottle where my step dad left off .. still functioning day to day to life." As Misty notes, "I married my last abuser and didn't know he was a pedophile until our son was 2." She explains, "I married him so I wouldn't have to testify against him for attempted strangulation." She cleaned up briefly during her second pregnancy, but relapsed when her son was 7 months old. Eventually she sought numbness, and began using meth. I cheated on my daughter's dad with my boy's father. "The next three years are still pretty blurry except the abuse. I remember that clearly." But her trauma didn't end there. As she implies, Misty is also a survivor of domestic violence. At various times she's worked with Betty Maxwell, a DV advocate in the community where she lived. Betty wanted her help to bring other survivors into her program. "The only problem was I couldn't stop using." And no wonder. "My mom was my supplier as well as my husband. I saw no escape so I continued to use." Misty's slowly but surely building back her life now however, noting, "I haven't worked in a long time due to PTSD and barely survived my ex-husband's wrath." We know she'll do well with NAASCA.
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Tuesday April 26th 2016
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Min. Williams is on staff at the Outreach Christian Center (outreachcc.org). The address to the church is 6701 Clinton Manor Drive, Clinton, MD 20735. The Pastor are Dr. Willie G. Swinney and Assistant Pastor Dr. Betty J. Swinney
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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a novelist, essayist, journalist and humorist. She was born in Enugu, Nigeria. As a teenager, she secretly dreamed of becoming a CIA or KGB agent. She studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan. Her first income was from winning a writing competition at the age of 13. In her first year at university, she was a member of the Idia Hall Chess Team, and also a member of the university's (classical music) choir.
I Do Not Come to You by Chance:A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You by Chance tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him. Being the opera of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges--a piece of meat in his egusisoup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. Dear, sweet Ola, the sugar in Kingsley's tea. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price.
Winner of Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book (Africa) 2010, Betty Trask Award for Best First Book 2010,Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2010 finalist and Washington Post Best Books of 2009.
Movie Addict Headquarters presents an encore discussion about Oscar-winner Kevin Costner’s film career. This fine actor has given his fans many hours of movie enjoyment in a variety of cinematic offerings. His latest film -- Criminal -- blasted into multiplexes on April 15. Costner is also an avid golfer and the lead singer of Kevin Costner and Modern West, a rock/country band. And Costner’s invention to help clean up oil spills has received national attention. The distinguished panel includes noted film critic John P. McCarthy, award-winning blogger Fausta Rodriguez, and Sharon Schafer, who worked as an extra in Tin Cup, one of Costner’s most popular movies. Host Betty Jo Tucker also previews CRIMINAL, Costner's new thriller.
Kathy will talk with her guest Dr. Betty Spraggins. They will discuss the tramatic life challenges that Dr. Betty endured, starting from her childhood and in her adult life. From a GED to a PHD, from attempts of murder on her life, and other tragedies, Dr. Betty will candidly share her story which is also penned in her book, "Jobe (E) Was a Woman too, and her ministy for women, S.T.I.T.C.H.E.S. This conversation is sure to bring you to tears, and leave you amazed by how a woman can endure and stand as strong as she's standing today.
Tuesday April 19, 2016 LIVE-LIVE 8:00AM TIL 11:00AM from the STUDIO of the NFI Radio & Television Gospel Networkk, Raleigh N.C. in HD2 sound, with Tight Acoustic Bass. 23 years TV and Radio Host The Anointed 1 taking Quartet music to another LEVEL. also this morning, from 9:30am til 10:00am it's Apostle Barbara Watkins, and Co pastor Gladys Smithof the Christian Life Church of Louisburg N.C. and back to gospel music, followed by The POWER of PRAYER request hotline with Dr. Betty Hite from 12:30pm til 1:00pm followed by Elder Carrie Harris pastor of Word of Deliverance Ministry Raleigh N.C. 1:00pm til 1:30pm back to gospel music till 5:00pm catch the WAVE.
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Kathy Porter grew up in Endicott, New York, the birthplace of IBM and only a short distance from where one of her favorite TV series creators, Rod Serling, was raised. Kathy's lifelong interest in science fiction ignited when her father, a science teacher, showed her craters on the moon and taught her about the constellations. She grew up watching science fiction movies and TV shows. Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles was her first delve into a science fiction novel, and she has been hooked ever since.
"I think I was born telling stories," Kathy explained during a recent interview. "As second to the oldest of seven children, the girls all slept in one bedroom. I loved making up bedtime stories with an eerie edge to frighten my sisters: tales about fairies, leprechauns, and aliens."
In September of 1961, reports of Barney and Betty Hill's alien abduction claims took the media by storm. Kathy has been fascinated by their story of science fiction turned reality and "are we alone?"
"The concept of the Gray Guardians Series initially came to me in a dream that lingered in my mind for hours. Finally I told my husband about it over coffee and explained to him that if it were a book, I would love to read it. He said, 'If you want to read it, you have to write it.' With his encouragement and support, Earth's Ultimate Conflict came to fruition. That's how the Gray Guardians Series began."
Earth’s Ultimate Conflict: https://youtu.be/mwfY_m7b_Tg
Escape From Nuur: https://youtu.be/Ztlql9Aq1YQ
Contact author: Kathy@grayguardians.com