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  • 01:00

    Alfred & Karl: Blackface & Tans

    in Culture

    Please join Alfred & Karl tonight as they discuss the controversy surrounding those who dress up in blackface for Halloween. 
     
    Also, is there a difference between wearing blackface and tanning dark to portray people of color?
     
    Is this another means of appropriation or is it admiration?
     
    Please dial 310-982-4273 and press 1 to speak with the hosts.  You can also Skype into the show.

  • 02:01

    Blackface

    in Lifestyle

    Episode #4: We all know that in this country African American people are very sensitive about complexion and hair texture. On this episode of Straight Talk... No Chaser!!! We will be covering Blackface by David Leventhal. This show will be powerful. Hopefully it will educate and change the way we feel about ourselves and the cultures and races around us.

  • 00:59

    Orange is the New Blackface, or, "Drivin' That Train"

    in Entertainment

    Tonight, on a socially ignorant edition of the Never Daunted Radio Network, even though we're against political correctness as a whole, some issues force us to be a little hypocritical. Using the example made by actress/whatever Julianne Hough, we'll be talking about the spectre of Blackface, and how it's never an OK thing to do, even for Halloween.Next, Police officers in Oklahoma responding to a call about an man with a bloody face thrashing around his apartment arrived to find him covered in soap and salt and ranting about a "possessed homosexual demon" who ordered him to "cook the Bible." Is it a case of a hot mess...or just hot meth.Later, man won't be worth a damn unless he knows his priorities. This idea is exemplified by a Georgia man who, after discovering a fire in his home, rushed out five other adults and two children to safety, ventured back into the burning building..to rescue his beer. We'll drink to that!And finally, on this week's edition of the Cremo Cream Essentials, we feature the Grateful Dead, and their seminal album, Workingman's Dead. We'll share a couple cuts and talk about how a band full of burnouts will never actually burn out their legacy.All this and more, tonight, on the Never Daunted Radio Network!

  • 00:32

    Wipe Off The Blackface Germany!

    in Culture

    Is something rotten in Deutschland?  Apparently so.  I'll have guests Gyavira Lasana, and old friend of the show, Lisa Dixon from the frontlines to discuss the delicate issue of blackface and the petition now being circulated.
    Gyavira Lasana is a poet and playwright living in New York and Berlin. He has written extensively about the life of blacks in Germany for the past ten years.
    Lisa Dixon has been a guest on the show several times.  She was one of the "Brown Babies" of Germany, the daughter of a German mother, and African American solidier.  Her story was one of many featured in the award winning documentary, "Brown Babies: The Mischlingkinder".  She is an activist and very vocal in the campaign to end the practice of "blackface" in Germany.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/10/german-play-im-not-a-rapp_n_1197160.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038301/German-comedian-Martin-Sonneborns-blackface-Obama-billboard-causes-outrage.html
     

  • 00:30

    Use of Blackface in Films

    in Entertainment

    Looking at the use of blackface in films

  • 01:37

    Trans Racial: The Rachel Dolezal Controversy

    in Entertainment

    Rachel Dolezal has brought a term to her pretending to be black controversy which caused her to have to resign her new position as leader of the NAACP in Spokane Washington. She has used the term Trans-Racial and speaks about her identity in similar terms as a transgender person does. She speaks of at the age of 5 years old coloring with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon. She says that she "identifies" herself as a black woman and not a white woman.



    So what is trans-racial? 
    Is this a real term? Or did Ms. Dolezal just make it up?
    Can a Black person identify with being white even if they are very dark skinned?
    What are your thoughts on Rachel Dolezal?


    We will discuss this and more on tonight's topic! 


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    Also Tonight we will have Author, Lena Clark, who will discuss her book "An Amazing Mind" on the show. Lena Germaine Clark, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employee suffered an unexpected shock - the suicide death of her husband. This tragic incident compelled her to write her fact-based, educational memoir entitled, An Amazing Mind.

  • 02:39

    Weekend Wrap Up & Pop Culture Crazy news

    in Pop Culture

    Hr1  Feminist takes aim at gender-specific term. No longer OK to say "You Guys"


    Obama will veto late term abortion ban doesn't care what 84% of America wants.


    Andrea Nelson, from the Clover Agency, joins Joe to discuss Poop Culture news.


    Are you looking for that "different" Father's Day gift? Andrea shares a few interesting ideas.


    An 11-year-old Florida boy was taken away from his parents last month while playing basketball in his back yard because authorities claimed he was being neglected. Uh... 


    Rachel Dolezal Black-White or whacked?


    School worker fired and arrested on child abuse for putting plastic bag over child's head! Good grief! 


    Hr2  MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry ponders... is there a cis-black-transblack? I'm pondering what reality MHP lives in. Nothing is definitive anymore.


    CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield called Dallas PD HQ shooter  “courageous and brave.” OOPS!


    You think Obama needs to be impeached or tried for treason? Who's going to arrest him? His own hand-selected Attorney General? Our spineless Congress? Stop wasting your time on this and focus on electing candidates who will actually do something!


    Student with super dark tan accused of wearing "blackface" in high school yearbook! 


    Hr3  CA governor Jerry Brown (D) just rejected the Democrats budget. What's going on in CA?


    In 2008, they predicted by 2015 NYC would be under water due to polar ice caps melting. WHat did I miss?


    The H isn't for Hillary, it's for hypocrite! In her recent speech she vows to bridge the income gap. Maybe she should have started that effort in her own office?


    IRS used “hundreds of attorneys” to hide critical information from Congress. Really?

  • 00:32

    Wipe Off The Blackface Germany: Part II

    in Culture

    Gyavira Lasana and Lisa Dixon are my guests again to dig deeper through this issue of "Blackface" or refusal to acknowledge the existance of qualified actors to play black roles.  Instead they are choosing to use white actors and use the practice of smearing their faces black to play black roles.  This definitely transcends the practice of "Blackface" itself, and brings to light the issue of a total disregard of a people.  Get your shovels ready!  Please sign the petition while you're at it.
    http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Against_BlackFace_Roles_in_German_Theatre/?crleCdb

  • 02:01

    Modern Day Minstrel Shows [Setting The Tone Radio Live]

    in Television

    LET'S BE CLEAR: This a DIRECT shot popular shows like "Empire", "Scandal", "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and the likes. Stemming off our BlogTalkRadio featured episode, "SLAVE THEN, SLAVE NOW!", we will debate whether reality shows and television dramas of today really mimic how blacks were mocked in blackface during the 19th and 20th century, even 50 years ago.


    As we revealed last episode, the tactics used by slave owners left Black Americans and other minorities stripped of their native tongues, religion and culture and even today, Black Americans seem to be subjected to a NEW form of slavery.


    Are blacks in a much better position landing (some) television roles? Or is this the same minstrel show only masked to appeal to the masses while implanting negative stereotypes are blacks.This episode, we discuss the effects of television on Black Americans today, if any.


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  • 00:15

    Is it ok for white folks to wear blackface 14mins

    in Current Events

    Why it's really hard for white people to understand about black experience in America.  Would it be alright if a black person dressed up for Halloween as the Ghost of Trayvon Martin?  On the line Comedian Jamal Harrington he went out as the Ghost of Trayvon, and he tells us what happen.(pictured).  Hear what happen when Teina Manu dressed up in a Burka for Halloween.   This is just the first 14 mins of a 3 hour conversation, with Jamal Harrington, Ken the Cookie Man, and the hosts of Funny to the Moon, Teina Manu and Travis Simmons.

  • 02:59

    Is It OK for White Folks to Wear Blackface for Halloween?

    in Current Events

    Topic flow ~  on the line with a black guy who went as the Ghost of Trayvon for Halloween.  ~  How to smash an internet TROLL ~ Nothing off limits!  818 739-8913 Call in to listen or talk over phone!  Live Unscripted Riff with Funny to the MOON