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Black Inventors, Inventions & Innovations
We were taught that George Washington Carver invented peanut butter, that's probably not true considering the fact that the Aztecs were eating it back in the 15th century. But did you know that brother Carver invented 300 or so uses for the peanut itself? He issued bulletins to farmers and housewives explaining how to use peanuts to make soap, face creams, axle grease, insecticides, glue, medicines and charcoal. He even made paper from peanuts.
Join us, Alex, Asha, and Zhe, Thursday August 27 at 9 PM EST as we discuss great Melanated Inventors, Inventions and Innovations that have impacted and improved our world.
Spoken language, the written word, and the smooth transmission of electricity are all inventions or innovations of the Melanated man. Traffic lights, the gas mask, the modern pacemaker, and even the video game are innovations of the Black man. And this is the short list. So you don't want to miss this informative episode.
Plus, brother Dennis Jefferson will be dropping by with another episode of Healthy Matters, improving the health of the Melanated Family one week at a time.
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Continuing our discussion on the state of the Black family...Women's roles in relationships and a household are major. They are the bearers of life, the nurturers, the soft balance in a hard situation, and in essence...the first link to love for all of the people in their lives. When a woman is not at her best, balance is thrown off, because of the many hats she wears, love is always at the base. In today's society, women are harder, "independent", misfocused, and on another path. Parental love and intimate love are addressed as companionship and hook-ups, as women's resourcefulness and perserverance abilities have been beaten down by the many beasts of the modern world. Why do you think Black women have a problem trusting love? Join in tonight by calling 347-32-9967 at 10:30 pm EST.
Black Americans have struggled to make a way out of no way for centuries. Faced with rampant racism and discrimination, industrious Black Americans do for self, launching their own businesses. The number of businesses owned by Black American women grew 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. Women now own 30% of all businesses in the U.S., accounting for some 9.4 million firms. And Black American women control 14% of these companies, or an estimated 1.3 million businesses. The growth in women-owned firms may be due to the lack of fair pay, fair promotion, and family-friendly policies found in corporate America. Women of color are impacted more significantly by all of the negative factors that women face.
The highest concentrations of black woman-owned businesses are in Georgia, Maryland, and Illinois, but Black American women are launching companies in growing numbers across the country. Cassandra Bell-Gash launched a Medicaid waiver care in North Carolina in 2003 and grew the business into a million-dollar venture only to get sabotaged by bureaucratic mumbo-gumbo that delayed payments and interfered with client services forcing her to close in 2008. No untoward findings were made, but the interference caused Ms. Bell-Gash to close her business and regroup. Bell-Gash is unusual among entrepreneurs of any race or gender in that she employed more than just herself. Black American Women have an incredibly steep incline trying to do two things: one is just to be successful, and the other is to create wealth. Cassandra Bell-Gash relaunched her company, Life Provisions,Inc. (LPI) this Spring 2015 saying she was "delayed, but not detered".
Imhotep Asis Fatiu, affectionately known as Baba Asis to many within Baltimore City, was born Antoin Torain on March 20 1971 to Marie and Connie Torain; the fifth of six children. During his youth, he grew up in the challenging Park Heights Neighborhood on Shirley Avenue where he was introduced to aggression, criminality, and all facets of street survival as early as age six. Contention within the socio-economic repressed neighborhood of Park Heights would engulf him causing young Antoin to engage in a series of acts which kept him in and out of juvenile courts and detention centers and would eventually lead him to being sentenced for 20 years in prison; of which he served 13 years and 9 months, being released in November of 2004. In Imhotep’s words, “I did not have the knowledge, skills or moral and structural support to succeed.”
From his 20 years of incessantly studying African history and culture, politics, psychology, sociology, and world history; Imhotep Fatiu emerged. Imhotep has spent years making amends to his community and ancestors for any wrongs done through his dedicated, unwavering and consistent efforts to teach, organize, empower, and heal the spirits and minds of Black people. His extensive experiences assessing the urban psyche, community organizing, experiencing the worst of European aggression, and using critical thought inspired Imhotep to develop a system of concepts and behavioral code entitled: UrBan Philosoph
Black fathers who are raising daughters are so crucial to our future. A strong King can make the difference in lives for generations to come. They say a daughter looks for a man like her father to marry. They say a father is the first man to love his daughter and teaches her how to receive love. That a man is vital to his daughter knowing her self worth. If these statements are true, why do we rarely hear about Kings and their daughters...in a positive light? JOIN US FOR OUR CONVERSATION...CALL UP 347-855-8692 (PRESS 1 TO ASK A QUESTION OR MAKE A COMMENT)
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Welcome to "Break Every Chain" with Sistah Misty! Today we will speak on "The Spirit Of Black Men" For generations our men have suffered internally at the hands of white imperialism. As Black Women we must be obligated to help them Break Every Chain of that which ails them. We must be the vanguard to the healing process of our Brothers and empower them to reposition for the sake of our nation.
Join the Ron and Don Show tonight as we welcome Mr. Jim Clingman a long time watchdog of his local and national NAACP to discuss with us the background behind Federal Judge Susan J. Dlott , who has subpoenaed the National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and the National NAACP Legal Counsel. This will be a wake up call for black America.
We also cover the tragic shooting of two reporters and talk about the motivation behind this event. Then we talk about Minnesota's version of Black Lives Matter and much more. The phone lines will be open. Don't miss this program.
For many years Marijuana has been the subject of many controversial issues. It is a natural plant, but has been called the gateway to more potent drugs, and worse for you than alcohol.
Now the medical field has realized the benefits of pot, and we will discuss this and how the legalization is almost eminent.
Paul Kengor-He is a professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. His latest book is The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor. The professor talks about Black Pastors Protest Margaret Sanger at Smithsonian.
Alexis Levinson-Senior political reporter at National Review, where she covers the 2016 presidential and Senate races takes us to the eye of the GOP Presidential storm.
Steve Evans-The Movie Guy reports live from Hollywood, CA on the weekend's box office, with Straight Outta Compton and MI5 coming in 1 & 2 once again. Plus, this week's coming attractions.
Barbara Tako-The breast cancer and melanoma survivor, author, organizing/de-cluttering genius and motivational speaker discusses Cancer Survivorship Coping Tools.
Stacy Washington-A member of the National Advisory Council of the Project 21 black leadership network, and a local talk radio host in St. Louis, Missouri talks about the bitter black reporter who gunned down white ex-colleagues live on air and posted the video online.
Horace Cooper- Adjunct fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, co-chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board and a legal commentator, asks, "Is the activists narrative that blacks are treated unfairly leading to disgruntled blacks who ultimately go off the edge?"