• 00:31

    The Gist of Freedom, Your Black History Podcast wwwblackhistoryUniversity

    in Education

    The Gist of Freedom, Your Black History Podcast wwwblackhistoryUniversity~ Valentine's day Special Show,  First Lady Michelle Obama in her own words.

  • 00:17

    Historic Black Town, Boley OK, Fended OFF “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s Bank Robbers

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    Listen to The Gist of Freedom tonight as we talk with Jennifer Nelson a descendant of the historical black town, Boley OK.


    One of the first nationally chartered black-owned banks, Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley, Oklahoma, an all-black town successfully fended off “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s Bank Robber's Gang!


     ON NOVEMBER 23, 1932, three members of Charles A. “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s gang made the worst mistake of their lives. They tried to rob the state’s first nationally chartered black-owned bank Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley, Ok, an all-black town of proud-walking pioneers.


    Up to that point, the Floyd gang had been robbing an average of a bank a week, usually without any resistance.


    Gangster Floyd  had warned his gang members against robbing the Boley bank because, the people of Boley all had guns, knew how to shoot them and weren't afraid to use them.  Photos: Boley Council Members, Boley Bank,  SEMINOLE NEGRO INDIAN SCOUTS _


    They didn't heed Floyd's warning and Birdwell and Patterson, armed burst into the bank early that morning.  announced they were robbing the bank and warned "don't pull no alarm."


    The bank's  Bookkeeper McCormick, saw the robbers enter.  He slipped into the bank's vault, retrieved the rifle and aimed it at Birdwell who was scooping up cash.


    At the same time, the Bank's president D.J. Turner,  was on duty. He loved Boley and was determined to defend it.


    When the alarm began wailing Birdwell hollered, "Did you pull that alarm?" "Sure I did," Turner answered.


    Gangster Birdwell shot and Turner fell mortally wounded. McCormick, in turn, shot the second gang member, Birdwell to death.



    Excerpts taken from Mrs. Betty DeRamus Facebook post
     


     

  • 01:24

    Listen to socio-political analyst Cleo Manago discuss 2 cops shot in Ferguson

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    Listen to socio-political analyst Cleo Manago discuss, Two officers shot in Ferguson... Don't Shoot Them Down, Shut Them Down! 


    Two cops were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday. The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday.


    St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was shot in the face, just below his right eye, with the bullet lodging behind his ear. The other officer was hit in the shoulder, and the bullet came out his back.


    ------As the Department of Justice prepares to release its full report into the Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court System, it is becoming increasingly clear that the entire Ferguson Police Department may be forced to shut down.


    Local authorities consistently approached law enforcement not as a means for protecting public safety, but as a way of generating revenue,” Holder said, adding that “racial bias both implicit and explicit” results in the unconstitutional execution of the law.


     


    The thing is, though, the last department that Darren Wilson worked for, before he was allowed to transfer to the Ferguson Police Department, was also disbanded over severe issues of racism and corruption.


     

  • 00:49

    Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe

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    Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe


    Noted historian, scholar, and educator Benjamin Author Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1904. 


    A prolific writer, Quarles published ten books, twenty-three major articles, and hundreds of shorter pieces of various sorts.  At least four of his books attained national significance:  Frederick Douglass (1948), which grew out of his doctoral research and remains the authoritative source for most of what is known about Douglass; The Negro in the American Revolution (1961), one of the first books to demonstrate the importance of including African Americans in the mainstream narratives of U.S. history; The Negro in the Making of America (1964), a text used in courses throughout the country; and Black Abolitionists (1969), a book that helped propel a major reassessment of the anti-slavery movement. 


    David Ruggles advocated for self-defense and the need for African Americans to organize and establish their own "remedy" for justice. In 1835, Ruggles and other black abolitionists formed the Committee of Vigilance (A hybrid of The Black Panthers and The NAACP) to protect free blacks and recently escaped slaves and to fight slave catchers and kidnappers.


    As David Ruggles, a leading black abolitionist, made clear in this 1836 account of a kidnapping, African Americans could not count on the police, the courts, or anti-slavery organizations.


    Richard Riker (Rikers Island named after him) [1773-1842]
    A lawyer and eventual judge who saw us on the lowest social level possible. Adipta writes, "When seven-year-old schoolboy Henry Scott was seized as a fugitive slave from his classroom, the kidnappers forcibly brought the terrified child before Richard Riker, the magistrate of New York City. They claimed that the boy was property belonging to white slaver.

  • 01:30

    The Written Word (Radio Z) - Ep. 16 Black History Month

    in Writing

    Host Alicia will be joined by authors John Burnett, Dante Zuniga-West and Gemini Jones to discuss black history and culture.

  • 00:30

    Brain Awareness Day! Bronx NY; LavonneHunter@gmail.com

    in Culture

    Brain Awareness Day! SYNAPTIK FOUNDATION. Come out to The Learning Tree at 801 Bartholdi Street in the Bronx this Saturday from 1-5pm for Pi and Brain Awareness Day.
    LavonneHunter@gmail.com
    Listen and learn more about Brain Awareness Day on The Gist of Freedom


      Www.blogTalkRadio.com/blackhistory
    Saturday March 14th


    SYNAPTIK FOUNDATION. Come out to The Learning Tree at 801 Bartholdi Street in the Bronx this Saturday from 1-5pm for Pi and Brain Awareness Day.


     


    The most complex object in the known universe, the brain, only uses 20 watts of power.
    It would require a nuclear power plant to energize a computer the size of a cit block to mimic
    your brain.  Brain Awareness Day! LavonneHunter@gmail.com


    Lavonne Hunter earned a dual BA in Psychology and Special Honors Curriculum, and MS in Secondary Adolescent Education in Biological Sciences from Hunter College. Trained as a research scholar in neurobiology, Ms. Hunter served as the Science Learning Coordinator of the Minority Access to Career (MARC) program coaching MARC scholars, and taught the fundamentals of biomedical research to undergraduates for two years before teaching adolescents. Celebrating her 11th year in New York City classrooms, Ms. Hunter currently teaches 8th Grade Science in the Bronx


    O Ms. Hunter actively shares her work presenting workshops on student-led and place-based learning for the World Maker Faire, Alternative Education Resource Organization, and Math for America. Ms. Hunter garners inspiration from two quotes:


    1. “Start where you are, with what you have, make something of it, and never be satisfied” – George Washington Carver
    2. “The problem with the US educational system is that it rewards students for answering questions they never asked”.


     
     



  • 00:53

    100 Black Men In Law Enforcement

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    100 Black Men In Law Enforcement


    100 Black Men In Law Enforcement discuss the Brooklyn Nwe York police officers killed.
    Suspected shooter reportedly kills himself after shooting two officers inside their patrol car.


    100 BLACKS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO CARE


    591 Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 133, Brooklyn, NY 11238


    (718) 455-9059


    EMAIL: BlacksNLaw@aol.com


    Photo:


    1929 Harlem Police officers


    listen ~ 1892, NYPD's First Black Patrolman, Moses P. Cobb with Senator Eric Adams, Co-Founder 100 Black Men in Law Enforcement! 

  • 00:12

    ATLANTA MIX RADIO/ TAX CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY REGAIN SOLVENCY

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    Atlanta Mix radio Proudly Celebrates Black History Month  ,  with TAXAMIZE Accounting  Tune in  Feb. 12  Thursday at 3pm @ 347-857-1046  or on Facebook   

  • 02:17

    BLACK SATIN RADIO SMOOTH OPERATORS CELEBRATING BLACK WOMEN IN HISTORY

    in Entertainment


    BRINGING YOU FRESH NEW VOICES TO THIS STAGE
    Black Satin Radio, (646) 478-4196, is an internet-based station devoted to the art of words in the forms of poetry, music, and books. The station is dedicated to the creative works within the scope of these genres. Black Satin Radio aspires to introduce the listening audience to the inspiration behind the works while providing networking opportunities for each guest. Finally, Black Satin Radio will maintain a certain responsibility to philanthropic causes within and outside of its core demographic.

  • 02:21

    THE VOICE OF AJEE BLACK SATIN RADIO

    in Entertainment

    BRINGING YOU FRESH NEW VOICES TO THIS STAGE
    Black Satin Radio, (646) 478-4196, is an internet-based station devoted to the art of words in the forms of poetry, music, and books. The station is dedicated to the creative works within the scope of these genres. Black Satin Radio aspires to introduce the listening audience to the inspiration behind the works while providing networking opportunities for each guest. Finally, Black Satin Radio will maintain a certain responsibility to philanthropic causes within and outside of its core demographic.

  • 01:46

    Community Programs of The Black Panthers & Facts About The Black Power Movement

    in Culture

    We'll deal with some Little Known Facts about the Black Power Movement and some of the Community Programs that the Black Panthers started.


     


    We'll also deal with the History of April Fool's Day!!!

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